Monday, March 12, 2007

Faster than a Speeding Bullet!

Or that was the Week that was!

Well last week flew by so fast I hardly had a moment to spare, hence the lack of Blogs last week. No sooner had I put up the Monday Blog regarding the new Ghost Rider film, than suddenly it was Sunday again and a week had gone by.

One thing that hit the news in the states and had the Internet covered with hits and exchanges in the forums, was Marvel comics decision to have Captain America assassinated by a sniper.

There has been huge speculation regarding the good Captain’s replacement, but it does seem strange to kill off a character (created in the years of world war II, by Joe Simon and Jack Kirby) when America needs it national heroes more than ever.

This occupied most of the forums and news reporting for the week regarding anything to do with comics.

For any of you folks reading this little missive that may not be aware of the new films due out this year with a comic bias, here are a few titles to look out for:

  • Spiderman 3
  • Fantastic Four 2 – The Rise of the Silver Surfer
  • 300
  • Transformers (live action) The Movie

So there’s a lot to see this year with a connection to the comic book industry.

Something else you should check out is David (V for Vendetta) Lloyd’s new graphic novel – KICKBACK. It’s a great Crime Noir story. Nicely told and beautifully illustrated, by one of the nicest guys in comics. Go out and buy a copy…I promise you’ll not regret it!!!

I spent a very pleasant Saturday morning this week, reading it over breakfast – several brews and a slice or two of toast…very pleasant indeed…Thanks David.

I spent Friday afternoon of this last week in a junior school giving a talk and demonstration on comics – something struck me whilst there and it wasn’t anything the kids had thrown at me…honest!

No it was a rare thing, actually. The kids there actually read comics and books and were quite up to date with what’s out there. The nice thing was they read a variety of stuff between them…so maybe the Naysayers are wrong…

Let’s hope so…at least.

Until next time have fun!

Tim Perkins…
March 12th 2007

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