Monday, October 20, 2008
On the west coast and feel like seeing me? Come to Dream World Comics in Culver City for a live taping of "Comics on Comics", a video podcast where the greatest (stand-up) comic minds meet the greatest minds in comics in a round-table discussion of sequential art.
Given my past performances on radio, TV and the internets, I'm likely to say something so offensive that will jeopardize my career.
In addition to the show, I'll be happy to hang around, sign books, and grab a drink.
The Time: Wed Oct 22 @8PM
The address: Dream World Comics, 12400 W. Washington Boulevard, Los Angeles CA 90066.
Monday, October 13, 2008
As of this week, the final issues of both my mini-series for DC Comics will be out. Two-Face: Year One #2 (of 2) is in stores now. As far as I'm concerned, I think it's the best thing I've ever written.
Issue One chronicled the rise and fall of district Harvey Dent, culminating in the acid splash to the face that made him, well, Two-Face. It also Dealt with the formation of Commissioner Gordon's squad of "untouchables", the only honest cops on Gotham's force, the ones that wind up becoming the core cast of one of my favorite series of all time, Gotham Central. Finally, it introduced Harvey's nemesis, corrutp mob lawyer Mort Weinstein.
In Issue Two, there is no Harvey, only Two-Face. Mort Weinstein, still working for the mob, is running for D.A. But there's a catch - Harvey's name is on the ballot. He decides to run as Two-Face. His campaign platform - you're better off getting justice from a flip of the coin then from a city as rotten as Gotham is. Batman, Gordon and his untouchables are caught in the middle of this no win situation.
The second issue has the same noir tone of the first, but adds a ton more villiains from Batman's rogue's gallery, some well known, and some obscure. And if you ever wondered where the coin came from in the Batcave, I'll finally give you the answer.
Issue 6 of DC Special: Cyborg, is out this Wednesday, October 15th. In the previous five issues, we've learned that the mercenary Mister Orr (from Brian Azarello and Jim Lee's Superman run) has stolen the technology of Vic Stone, the man known has cyborg. Orr has given the technology to a group of maimed veterans. The catch - if they want to keep their limbs, they've got to keep killing for Orr - no matter who the target is.
In the final issue, Vic has met the recipients of his cybernetics - The Phantom Limsb. Vic is faced with the moral dilemma of whether or not he should take those cybernetics back. At the same time, he's confronted with a team of supervillains called the Cyborg Revenge squad. Not only does Issue 6 resolve these dilemmas, it makes some major changes in Vic's social life as well.
I hope you'll check both issues out. I should be back here soon to start talking about next years upcomins projects.
Sunday, October 5, 2008
See Paul Azaceta and I in New York this Tuesday (Oct. 7th) at 8PM in person at Comic Book Club: Live!
Along with The Timony Brothers (creator of the great Zuda webcomic "Night Owls"), Grounded artist Paul Azaceta and I are the guests at this week's COMIC BOOK CLUB: LIVE! in Manhattan.
The Comic Book Club, sponsored by Midtown Comics (my old LCS), features comedians talking to comics professionals about, well, comics. They've had everyone from Marvel Editor-in-Chief Joe Quesada to cast members of SNL and The Daily Show...to well, me.
Sure, there will be a podcast of it at some point, but wouldn't it be fun to see us, meet us, hang out aftewards? I'm known to be a bit politically incorrect (okay, really, really offensive) at these types of things (ex: my appearance on Jonesy's Jukebox)
The show takes place at :
The Peoples Improv Theater
The Peoples Improv Theater
154 West 29th Street, 2nd Floor
(Between. 6th and 7th Aves.)
It's Tuesday at Oct. 6th at 8PM.