Monday, April 5, 2010

Some tidbits...and the Queen of Geeks!!!

The release of the new iPad has caused quite a stir among tech heads. (My own feeling is that I can get a low end laptop with more features that can do everything an iPad does but what the hell!) Of course, not to be left behind in the wake of this Trek tech, the comic book industry is poised to break into the new platform.


ComiXology, launched its Comics by comiXology app for Apple’s iPad. Coinciding with the highly anticipated arrival of the iPad, comiXology’s Comics app is the largest and most comprehensive digital comic book reader, store and retail locater to launch on the device.

Based on comiXology’s industry-leading comic book apps, Comics by comiXology for the iPad enables fans to browse, purchase and read their favorite comics directly through the tablet. The Comics by comiXology app comes with over 150 free comics and provides users the opportunity to explore and discover new comics across ComiXology’s library of more than 1,300 comic books from over 30 publishers. Users can search and browse through comics based on titles, creators, publishers, genre and ratings.

Maybe I’m just old fashioned but I like turning pages!
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Word has it that Buffy The Vampire Slayer Season 8 will be followed by Season 9 and that Joss Wheaton will be involved with the next run. There WILL be a brief hiatus between the end of Season 8 and the beginning of Season 9 but there will be a few Buffyverse one shots to fill the void. I myself get the shakes if I don’t get a regular Buffy fix!

Has ANYONE out there thought of my crossover idea? Beasts Of Burden / Buffy??? It is a natural!
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According to the LA Times Emily Blunt was offered the role of PEGGY Carter in the upcoming Captain America flick. Peggy was Cap’s first love and the aunt of Cap’s current love, SHARON Carter. Gotta love those retcons. Back in the dark ages of the early 70’s Peggy was Sharon’s sister. In any event word has it that Ms. Blunt turned down the offer. Cap got stood up!

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The Official Iron Man 2 website has been launched by Marvel Productions. Ok, but do they have a cool bulletin board like CBJ??! I think not!
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The latest issue of Previews has several Superman VS. Muhammad Ali items coming down the pipe. This was one of those oversized treasury editions that DC did back in the 70’s. it was illustrated, lovingly, by Neal Adams and has always been a very popular collectible. I have a copy myself! Well come this fall, DC will be releasing TWO hard cover reprints AND a great statue! (I already asked Socko to get one for ME!) Check out the picture. You MUST have this bad boy!!
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Unless you have been on an extended expedition to the North pole, you know that the ravishing Scarlett Johansson will essay the role of the Black Widow in the forthcoming Iron Man 2. She DOES look like the very embodiment of the Russian Superhero/Spy. All I can say is that MY life is now complete! WOW!


Speaking of Iron Man 2, Geek Queen Olivia Munn, best known for her snappy patter on Attack Of The Show (G4 TV) will ALSO be appearing in the flick! This movie is going to be a complete YUMFEST!
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The multi talented Ms. Munn will also be releasing her first book this fall entitled “Suck It Wonder Woman The Misadventures Of a Hollywood Geek” . The Blurb reads
“ Olivia Munn is an actress, comedian and television host, best known for being the face of the G4 network. She also occasionally likes to get dressed up as Wonder Woman. Suck It Wonder Woman! Is her paean to Geeks everywhere. She uses her trademark humor to skewer what it’s like to live in Hollywood, gets down to the business of getting it on, and offers information on what you do when the robots invade….”




Olivia MAY be the perfect woman. Let me just say we did not have Geeks like HER in my day!
You can order this book through CBJ! I know that *I* will! (Unabashed sale hawking for CBJ!)

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And finally ….sadly…The Tick remains cancelled


And that’s 30!

Mitch

1 comment:

Alyxandra said...

God I love this. XD I miss the Tick too