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Friday, January 29, 2010
Jackrabbit #1 From Committed Comics!
Mood:  caffeinated
Topic: Comic Books - New

 

Jackrabbit #1

From Committed Comics!

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Above: The Front Cover to Jackrabbit #1 from Committed Comics!

To The Left: The Logo and Characters from Committed Comics!

TODAY'S 'MAIN FEATURE':

Just a short blog post today, as I am busy at a new client's office since mid-week during the day...

So I'm going to tell you my thoughts on Jackrabbit #1 from Committed Comics! 

First...Below is the press release for this TPB:

"In a world gone mad, one hero, in a race against time… is really busy doing something else.

That leaves Jackrabbit to deal with the self-proclaimed menace of The Eight Fingers of Mischief.

Jackrabbit must run a gauntlet of hilarity to stop an octet of third-rate super villains from achieving their diabolical goal to cause some degree of discomfort and disruption to the world at large.


104 Full Color Pages - SRP $7.99!

Written by: Boe DuRansier
Penciled by: C Wilson Trull
Inked by: Lisa Moore and Eric Lebow
Colored by: Shizue Harrison
Lettered by: Jeremy Parsons

If you like....This tale of madcap shenanigans follows proudly in the lampooning lineage of such great comic characters as Jack Cole's Plastic Man and Ben Edlund's The Tick."

I have read individual issues of Jack Cole's Plastic Man and Ben Edlund's The Tick prior to reading this TPB.

But, I'm not going to compare this compilation to those issues, in case You haven't read them before.

Instead I'm going to mention that the character and the stories presented in this TPB are funny and entertaining in their presentation. I enjoy tongue in cheek humour. 

Note: You do have to know some other comic book companies' characters to get the full effect of the parodies, though.

The writer / creator of this series was Bo DuRansier. (As shown illustrated to the left).

 

 

The penciled artwork by C Wilson Trull, (shown in illustrated form to the left), is clear, precise, and to the point. No wasted background shots, as the panels center on the characters and the action for the most part.

The lettering fits this style of presentation.

The coloring is vivid, but not over the top.

The only thing that could have been improved on, IMO, was the actual breaks between the stories.  I only saw one clear break in the TPB, so this was a formatting issue for the TPB, not the actual stories themselves.

I liked the fact that there were additional pages added after the last story.  There we find the 'origin' of the character in the creator's mind, and much more, including bios of Bo DuRansier, C Wilson Trull, and character sketches.  

You can see more about this TPB at Committed Comics own web site.  I've selected the individual page link for this publication already for you at:

http://committedcomics.com/comics/jackrabbit.htm.

There are selected interior pages of the publciation for you to view there, before possible purchasing.

Plus, if You are a member of Facebook, then You can be interactive with others interested in this comic book and others by Committed Comics by checking out this link for the Facebook Fan Page for Committed Comics on Facebook and joining!

My thanks to Thomas Doherty, Editor In Chief at Committed Comics, for sending the promo copy for possible mention or review here in my Blog! 

AND: Thanks again to all of YOU reading this blog and our archived blog posts! We usually blog on a daily basis during the 'work week' on comic book creators, comic book reviews, comic cons, book signings, and other pop culture news and events, such as the review blogged about here today! 

Join us again soon, as we publish another 'Main Feature'.  And don't forget to check out the 'Featurette' shown below this article!

~ Michael D Hamersky @ ComicBookCollectorsBlog.com

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TODAY'S FEATURETTE:

UPDATED NOTE: AS OF APRIL 15TH 2010 - THE BELOW SCHEDULED APPEARANCE HAS BEEN TENTATIVELY CANCELLED DUE TO ILLNESS OF JULIET LANDAU - SHE IS NOW NOT EXPECTED TO ATTEND THIS CON.

I noticed that my Facebook Friend, Juliet Landau, will be a Special Guest at the upcoming Wizard World Anaheim Comic Con.

The Con takes place:

April 16-18, 2010
Anaheim Convention Center
800 West Katella Avenue
Anaheim, CA 92802

Here is what the press release says about Juliet Landau*:

(Actress - Buffy the Vampire Slayer; Angel; Ben 10: Alien Force; Ed Wood) *Appearing Saturday and Sunday ONLY 
 
Juliet Landau was a professional ballerina. She studied acting extensively with the late Susan Peretz and is a member of the Actors Studio. Juliet co-starred in Tim Burton’s ED WOOD as Loretta King and starred opposite Whoopi Goldberg in New Line Cinema’s THEODORE REX. She created the role of Drusilla on BUFFY THE VAMPIRE SLAYER, appearing on BUFFY and ANGEL over the course of six seasons. Juliet plays Russian villainess Nataliya Chernov in the adorable kid’s movie, MONSTER MUTT, created and produced by 4X Oscar-winning Greg Canom’s Drac Studios.

Juliet directed the short documentary TAKE FLIGHT about and for Gary Oldman, co-directed/ appeared in Godhead’s HERO music video and co-wrote two issues of the ANGEL comic book about Drusilla.

Lead roles in Independents include: THE YELLOW WALLPAPER, DARKNESS VISIBLE, HACK, TOOLBOX MURDERS, REPOSSESSED, CARLO’S WAKE, LIFE AMONG THE CANNIBALS, RAVAGER, DIRECT HIT, CITIZENS and a co-starring turn in Henry Jaglom’s GOING SHOPPING.

TV guest appearances include: MILLENNIUM, LA FEMME NIKITA, STRONG MEDICINE, a starring role in the Lifetime movie REUNION and a project directed by Jake Scott for HBO. She has lent her voice to various characters on the popular animated series’ JUSTICE LEAGUE UNLIMITED and BEN 10: ALIEN FORCE as well as on BIOSHOCK 1 and 2, STAR WARS THE OLD REPUBLIC and BEN 10 video games. She voiced Labella in GREEN LANTERN: FIRST FLIGHT.

Juliet has worked extensively in the theater, receiving outstanding reviews for her work every time out. She has written the short film IT’S RAINING CATS AND CATS and will play seven different characters in the project. 
 
I also noticed on Juliet's own Facebook Member Page that she has added a link to her new film titled 'Take Flight', as seen here:

http://julietlandaustakeflight.com/.

Pictured below is a photo of Juliet used for the press release for the Anaheim Comic Con:

Tina and I are looking forward to attending this comic con, and have noted that Juliet will be there only Saturday and Sunday of this con. Our best wishes to Juliet for a Fun & Successful comic con!

Note: As mentioned in the above press release, Juliet has also written for IDW Publishing, with issues #24 & 25 for 'Angel'.  I have not yet read or reviewed those issues here in my blog...

However, when and if we do pick up copies, they will be listed at our: ComicBooksCircus.com

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Talking about publications: if YOU are a comics creator, (writer, penciler, inker, colorist, letterer, etc.), OR even a Comics / Magazine Publisher, feel free to contact me regarding YOUR works!

I've made a special blog post about: "How To Best Submit YOUR Publication For Possible Review!" for those creators / publishers that would like to possibly have their publications mentioned or reviewed, which could either be published in the 'Main Feature' or 'Featurette' sections.

~Michael @ ComicBookCollectorsBlog.com

 

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Wednesday, January 27, 2010
COMIC EXPO 2010 - February 20th At The Long Beach Convention Center!
Mood:  caffeinated
Topic: Comic Cons

 

It's The COMIC EXPO 2010

February 20th, 2010 At The Long Beach Convention Center, CA

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Above: Stan (The Man) Lee cutting the Opening Day Ribbon at the 2009 Inaugural Long Beach Comic Con. There are several comics greats scheduled for the 2010 One Day Con!

To the Top Right: The Silver Comics booth at the 2009 LBCC, with Johnny Ortiz and Vince Musacchia.  Just one of many great dealers at the earlier con!

To the Bottom Right: Robert Roach holding his mini-series 'Menthu' at the 'TAT Booth' LBCC '09. Just one of many creators showing off their projects at last year's Con!

Below:  Last year's con had several media guests too! I am standing between two great TV personalities, Trisha (Ms. Limelight) Paytas, and Melody (Hygena) Mooney from Stan Lee's Who Wants To Be A Superhero? TV Show on the SYFY Channel!

   

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TODAY'S 'MAIN FEATURE':

Last October, I blogged before, during, and after about all the Great Folks I met at the Inaugural Long Beach Comic Con, held in Long Beach California...

That's because I had a "Really Great Time" at this first time con! And I was making plans to attend the 2nd Con later this year.

However, the folks that sponsored the con didn't want to wait until the end of the year to throw another con, so they have decided to throw a mini-con, (one day con), sooner! 

Below is the press release for this upcoming con:

LONG BEACH COMIC CON PRESENTS: COMIC EXPO 2010 FEBRUARY 20, 2010 AT THE LONG BEACH CONVENTION CENTER

A Full Day of Comics for Comic Lovers

(Long Beach, CA, January 25, 2010) MAD Event Management and Long Beach Comic Con are proud to announce Comic Expo 2010 to be held Saturday, February 20, 2010 at the Long Beach Convention Center (LBCC) in downtown Long Beach.  The one day event will be held in the Promenade Ballroom from 10am – 7pm and entrance to the floor for the day is $10.

An exceptional show of support from notable comic artists, writers and creators for the Long Beach Comic Expo include Mike Mignola, Bernie Wrightson, Steve Niles Tim Bradstreet, Stan Sakai, Dustin Nguyen, Todd Nauck, Whilce Portacio, Tone Rodriguez, Joe Benitez, Peter Steigerwald, Trent Kaniuga, J.T. Krul, Brian Haberlin, Lou Ferrigno, JJ Kirby, Michael Lopez, Eddie Nuñez, Livio Ramondelli, Amanda Dawn Wolf, Rick Basaldua, Eric Basaldua, Rob Levin, Joshua Hale Fialkov, David Wohl, Beth Sotelo, Frank Mastromauro, Mark Roslan, Vince Hernandez and Steve Sievers.

Lionsgate, Aspen, Top Cow, Com.X, High Tower, Comic Madness, Graphitti Designs, Freedonia Funnyworks and Metropolis Comics Scott Hudlow Comics and Terry’s Comics are all setting up booths on the Expo floor.  Aspiring artists can meet with writer & editor Barbara Kesel for a one-on-one portfolio review.  And an Artist Alley loaded with talent will be on hand to meet and greet fans.   

“After the tremendous amount of support we received from the community for Long Beach Comic Con we didn’t want to wait a full year before returning,” said event planner Martha Donato, President of MAD Event Management.  “We decided to create a one-day event that is a great place for fans to come to celebrate their love of comics.” 

For a complete list of events, guests, activities, ticket prices and times, visit www.longbeachcomiccon.com/comic-expo-2010.php.

I am blogging about this today, as I just received this press release, and wanted those that will be in the SoCal area around the date of February 20th to be aware of this convention, so they could possibly attend.

As you can see from the photos that I posted above all of this text, I really enjoyed the three day October 2009 Con.  And so did Tina, when she joined me on the 2nd Day!  So if You are going to be in the area on February 20th, don't delay... buy Your ticket(s) today!

Plus, if You are a member of Facebook, then You can be interactive with others interested in this comic con by checking out this link for the One Day Comic Expo on Facebook and joining their Fan Page!

My thanks to Drew Seldin, of Seldin Gross Public Relations, for getting this press release out to me on a timely manner! 

AND: Thanks again to all of YOU reading this blog and our archived blog posts! We usually blog on a daily basis during the 'work week' on comic book creators, comic book reviews, comic cons, book signings, and other pop culture news and events, such as the Upcoming Comic Con blogged about here today! 

Join us again soon, as we publish another 'Main Feature'.  And don't forget to check out the 'Featurette' shown below this article!

~ Michael D Hamersky @ ComicBookCollectorsBlog.com

Note: Comic books / graphic novels can also be found at our own web site:  http://www.ComicBooksCircus.com 

 

 

Now Celebrating the 11th Year On The Web!

"Hammering Out the Web For You Since May 12th, 1998!"

 

 

Click Here add This ComicBookCollectorsBlog.com to Your list of NetworkedBlogs! 

Note: If you are breaking into or already work in the comic book industry or other pop culture productions, you are welcome to email us press releases, news items, and updates that you feel would be of interest to our blog readers. Including YOUR own works!

To mail printed items to us for possible review, send to:

Click Here to see our Facebook Comic Con Dealer Table!

Make It So Marketing
PO Box 130653
Carlsbad, CA 92013

 

 

We also have an on-line exhibitor table at the virtual Facebook Comic Con. You can view the table by clicking this link

If you are a Facebook member, please join our Facebook Comic Con | Make It So Marketing exhibitor table for updates, specials, and other wall posts!

 

 


If you are a Facebook member and would like to join my Facebook Network, feel free to send a 'friend request' to 'Michael D Hamersky'.

 

 

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TODAY'S FEATURETTE:

It didn't take too long for me to come up with a 'Featurette' for today's blog!

Yesterday at approximately 1:30 PST, I received an email from eBay telling us that their eBay Stores format was changing as of March 30th!

Of course the headline was a 'positive' one: "Coming March 30: 5¢ Fixed Price Insertion Fees with full search exposure, FREE pictures, new low fees for Auction-style listings!"

 Pictured below is a 'look' at just one page of multiple pages to wade through if You, (like us), have an eBay Store:

I've copied this to Tina, my Dad who runs Whirlibirds.com as well as an eBay Store, and a few others with eBay Stores for them to have a "heads up" on the decisions that have to be made, as sometimes the emails from eBay are staggered out over a period of time.

We have had an eBay Store since 2004, and have found it to have its' good and bad features.  Usually it takes our return customers and possible customers time to adjust to the changes eBay makes... which doesn't help sales!

Yes, some of the fees are 'decreasing' as by the line from the email: "The upfront cost of selling on eBay is about to be dramatically reduced with our lowest Insertion Fees ever."  But then again when reading all the possibilities of what to do, and how things are changing for insertion and viewability by potential buyers... it's going to take a while to digest all of this!

What I'm going to do for the next two months is to discount our least expensive items, so as to move them outta here!

Yeah, yeah I know, I've heard it too:  "Our Loss Is YOUR Gain", before, but it appears that once again individual listings are going up in listing price.

So no need to hold onto inexpensive items past March 30th and re-list... Or so it seems right now.

I'll be back to make comments on this dramatic change by eBay in the future, after reading others' comments also. Plus there is supposed to be a 'Town Hall' meeting this week on the radio. In the meantime, feel free to message or email me regarding this upcoming change.

We will be keeping as many comics and related items as we can in our online eBay Store, at least until renewal listings hit the March 30th deadline, at: ComicBooksCircus.com

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Talking about publications: if YOU are a comics creator, (writer, penciler, inker, colorist, letterer, etc.), OR even a Comics / Magazine Publisher, feel free to contact me regarding YOUR works!

I've made a special blog post about: "How To Best Submit YOUR Publication For Possible Review!" for those creators / publishers that would like to possibly have their publications mentioned or reviewed, which could either be published in the 'Main Feature' or 'Featurette' sections.

~Michael @ ComicBookCollectorsBlog.com

 

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Tuesday, January 26, 2010
Pernell Roberts of 'Bonanza' and other TV Shows Dies...
Mood:  caffeinated
Topic: Comic Book History

 

Pernell Roberts

Of 'Bonanza' And Other TV Shows Dies...

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Above: The Way I Remember Pernell Roberts the Best - As Adam Cartwright On 'Bonanza' from 1959 - 1965!

To the Right: The Front Cover of Bonanza #16 from Gold Key Comics hi-lighting Adam on the Cover!

   

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TODAY'S 'MAIN FEATURE':

Yesterday late afternoon, I read that Pernell Roberts had passed away over the weekend...

I already had posted my blog for the day earlier in the morning, and did not have time to post a rememberance blog post that evening.

So I'm posting this blog today about my thoughts on the veteran actor Pernell Roberts. I first recall seeing him on one of my favorite shows titled 'Bonanza'.

And yeah that was a long time ago. But during the late 1950's to mid 1960's TV Westerns were something that I liked to watch and also collect in comic books that were published by both Dell and Gold Key Comics. 

However, I had not kept up with what Pernell was doing after his retiring from show business in the late 1990's.

From what I gather, Pernell died at his Malibu home this past Sunday, January 24th of 2010.  The LA Times was told by his wife Eleanor Criswell, that Pernell had lost his battle with cancer at the age of 81.

Pernell had risen to fame in the role of eldest son 'Adam Cartwright' on the long-running TV western 'Bonanza'.  However, he left the show to pursue a film career after only six seasons, while the show went on for a total of fourteen seasons.  I couldn't understand that move at the time, and indeed even Entertainment Weekly recently counted that move among the '50 Worst TV blunders Of All Time'.

Being a fan of TV, I did see him in other shows as a guest star, but it was only after 15 years out of being in the limelight, that he took on the starring role of 'Trapper John, MD,' for all seven seasons of its run on TV.  I was newly married at the time, and we didn't watch that show, except for a few episodes.

I hadn't kept up with his works through the late 1990's, but definitely remember him on one of my favorite TV Westerns Shows of all time.  Thanks Pernell for the hours of entertainment you provided me during my formative years!

My condolences to Pernell's wife and friends...

Pernell is the last of the original four actors to play the four lead roles on 'Bonanza'.

Dan Blocker (December 10, 1928 – May 13, 1972), was the first of the actors to pass away.  I really liked his role on Bonanza.

His real name on the show was 'Eric Cartwright', but we all knew him as 'Hoss'.

Unfortunately, he wasn't on many other TV shows  as a major star before his untimely death.  He did guest star on others such as: Sergeant Preston of the Yukon   as   Mule Conklin,   Sheriff of Cochise  as a    Bartender, Sugarfoot, Tales of Wells Fargo     as Joe Purdy, The Don Knotts Show    as Himself on September 22, 1970, The Johnny Cash Show on June 14, 1969, The Rebel  as   Pierce, The Rifleman as Peter Snipe, The Three Stooges Shows as the Goon, The Troubleshooters as Tiger Culhane, Wagon Train as Sgt. Broderick, and on the Zorro show, among others.

Lorne Greene (February 12, 1915– September 11, 1987), was the 'stage name' of Lyon Himan Green, Canadian actor.

Lorne's television roles included playing Ben Cartwright on the long-running western Bonanza,. I truly found him to be an actor that I respected.  I have a picture card of him that I recevived from him as a kid, and actually still have it, something that I haven't sold!

Lorne later played the role of Commander Adama in the original science fiction TV Series Battlestar Galactica. Even though it was short-lived, he was perfect for the role of leader, in my opinion.

Lorne later worked on the award-winning Canadian television nature documentary series "Lorne Greene's New Wilderness".

Michael Landon (October 31, 1936 – July 1, 1991), was an American actor, writer, director, and producer at different times in his life.

He actually stayed on the NBC Network for three decades.  He started as Little Joe Cartwright in Bonanza (1959-1973).

Then he went on to play Charles Ingalls in Little House on the Prairie (1974-1983).

Then he followed up by playing the role of Jonathan Smith in Highway to Heaven (1984-1989).

And yeah, I did watch all three of those TV Series.  Well, most of the episodes for sure!

So as you can see by the above paragraphs, I truly enjoyed watching the actors from 'Bonanza' on that show and their later works for the most part.

All have passed on now... This blog post is dedicated to all of them for giving me the hours of television watching pleasure.

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PLUS: My thanks again to all of YOU reading this blog and our archived blog posts! We usually blog on a daily basis during the 'work week' on comic book creators, comic book reviews, comic cons, book signings, and other pop culture news and events, such as the one blogged about here today.

Join us again soon, as we publish another 'Main Feature'.  And don't forget to check out the 'Featurette' shown below this article!

~ Michael D Hamersky @ ComicBookCollectorsBlog.com

Note: Comic books / graphic novels like the ones shown above can be found at our own web site:  http://www.ComicBooksCircus.com 

 

 

Now Celebrating the 11th Year On The Web!

"Hammering Out the Web For You Since May 12th, 1998!"

 

 

Click Here add This ComicBookCollectorsBlog.com to Your list of NetworkedBlogs! 

 

Note: If you are breaking into or already work in the comic book industry or other pop culture productions, you are welcome to email us press releases, news items, and updates that you feel would be of interest to our blog readers. Including YOUR own works!

To mail printed items to us for possible review, send to:

Click Here to see our Facebook Comic Con Dealer Table!

Make It So Marketing
PO Box 130653
Carlsbad, CA 92013

 

 

 

We also have an on-line exhibitor table at the virtual Facebook Comic Con. You can view the table by clicking this link

If you are a Facebook member, please join our Facebook Comic Con | Make It So Marketing exhibitor table for updates, specials, and other wall posts!

 

 


If you are a Facebook member and would like to join my Facebook Network, feel free to send a 'friend request' to 'Michael D Hamersky'.

 

 

 

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TODAY'S FEATURETTE:

I just became Facebook Friends with Allen Stewart, earlier this week.

Allen sent me the following message after I invited him to let me know of any upcoming topics for my Blog:

"Thanks Mike I will and I hope you get a chance to come visit us in person soon. Our amazing museum is in a 2 story replica of the Hall of Justice and the inside is set up like a replica of the Bat Cave from the 60's show complete with Bat Pole Super Cool check out our pics on the fan site."

I also saw the following on Allen's Facebook info page, which would help you know a little more about him, as well as his museum:

"I also own the only Comic Book and Super Hero Museum that exists which is Super Cool. It is in a 2 story replica of the Hall of Justice from the classic Super Friends cartoon and also has a Bat Cave inside with the Bat Pole that visitors can slide down into the Bat Cave. I have a degree in Education and in History. I have also owned my own comic publishing company from 1992-1999 Hall of Heroes which became one of the top 5 small press comic book companies in the country during th 1990's".

For more info on this museum please see the following Facebook Fan Page:

Hall of Heroes Super Hero Museum

I have never been to this museum, but it does look interesting! Here's the location and hours for the museum:

58005 County Road 105
Elkhart, IN, 46517
Phone:
    574-2930755
Mon - Fri:
    1:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Sat:
    10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Sun:
    1:00 pm - 6:00 pm
  

Pictured below is the suit for the Greatest American Hero, (GAH), from the TV show of the same name:

I have previously mentioned meeting William Katt, who portrayed the GAH on the TV Show. (Click this link for archived blog post).

My thanks to Allen Stewart for the invite to stop by, and for those blog readers who do stop in, for a visit or already have done so, feel free to message me about your visit!

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Talking about comics: if YOU are a comics creator, (writer, penciler, inker, colorist, letterer, etc.), OR even a Comics / Magazine Publisher, feel free to contact me regarding YOUR works for a possible mention / review!

I've made a special blog post about: "How To Best Submit YOUR Publication For Possible Review!" for those creators / publishers that would like to possibly have their publications mentioned or reviewed, which could either be published in the 'Main Feature' or 'Featurette' sections.

~Michael @ ComicBookCollectorsBlog.com

 

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Monday, January 25, 2010
This Comic Book Looks 'Sharp'... Stiletto!
Mood:  caffeinated
Topic: Comic Books - New

 

This Comic Book Looks 'Sharp'...

STILETTO #1!

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Above: The Ultimate Comics Group Logo & Characters in Their Ultimate Universe!

To the Right: The Front Cover of Stiletto #1 - An Adults Only Comic Book!

   

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TODAY'S 'MAIN FEATURE':

I receive many comics for possible mention or review in this blog...

When this Blog had an eBay formatted version also, I wouldn't take the time to blog about 'adults only' comics, that I also couldn't also post at that eBay version of my blog. After all, there's only so many hours in the day, and if I was blogging to reach the most readers, then it had to be PG-13 at the most for the eBay general audience...

With eBay shutting down 'their blogs' at the end of October, 2009, and deleting the millions(?) of blogs that generated there by all participating eBayers, that opened me up to blogging about topics or genres that wouldn't fit into that version of my blog.

That doesn't mean I've gone "over the top" or anything in my blogging since then.  It's just that I do approach genres at times that although may not be my personal favorite reading material, is still 'blog worthy' IMO.

I recently picked up a small collection of undeground comics, that I read, and then listed in our online store.  Back in the 1960's thru early 70's, I of course came across those genre of comics, but they weren't my favorite reading material.  I was in my teens / early 20's at that time.

What I am getting to here today is this:  Although I may not like a certain genre, or art or the topic matter, I read each publication that comes in for either possible 'mention' in the 'Featurette' section in the bottom right portion of this Blog, or a 'review' in this 'Main Feature' section.

What I found about Stiletto #1 that is pictured at the top right of this blog, is that I liked the energy that the writer / artist brought to it.

That writer / artist would be John B Lai, who is also the Editor-In-Chief of Ultimate Comics Group.

Here is the publicity info from UCG:

Stiletto Series Summary:

Don’t miss the outlandish GALACTIC adventures of Stiletto and her faithful dog, Rigby, who are lost in space and trying to find their way back to Earth.

The adventures of Stiletto are for MATURE AUDIENCES ONLY.  (18+ years required)  Contains nudity, adult situations & humor, adult language and graphic violence!

We’re not kidding, for ADULTS ONLY!

Stiletto #1

While trying to earn some galactic credits dancing, ALL HELL breaks loose as a rude customer crosses the line and Stiletto has to teach him manners.  Don’t miss the first EXPLOSIVE issue of the Red-Headed beauty and her K-9 companion.

Created by Lai, 21 FULL COLOR story pages, $5.99

So as you can see by the text info, this is on a par, (in my opinion), with those 'underground' type of comics that I read in the late 1960's - early 1970's at times.

That doesn't mean I'm trying to 'pidgeon hole'this comic book in that genre, but it does seem familar in its' "edginess" to me.

The two main characters are well thought out, and the dialogue between 'Stiletto', the dog, and the aliens at times is funny.  The story moves along in its' 21 actual pages of story...

The artwork is what it says in the inset shown about  four paragraphs above.  It is 'non-traditional', yet reminds me of the 'underground' style from years ago.  

The digital colors are vivid, and the total effect is kinda 'freakish' to borrow John's own description written in the inset page.

As a total 'package', it's not bad for a first issue introducing the characters and concept.  My only 'second' thought about it is the cover price of this comic book.  It is cover priced at $5.99 plus shipping.  However... You can see more of this comic book, besides the front cover that I posted above, a full five pages of interior art with dialogue, at the below web page where you can also order it, at:

http://www.indyplanet.com/index.php?id=3060

There you can see if it is a storyline you would like to read, before purchase.  That's a great idea for a 'preview' actually!  You get to see the cover and a few interior pages, just as if you were at your LCBS! 

(Please Note: As John stated above in the press release, there is nudity and language elements!  The reason for the 18+ years required for purchase.)

My thanks to John for sending in this comic book for possible mention / review!

AND: Thanks again to all of YOU reading this blog and our archived blog posts! We usually blog on a daily basis during the 'work week' on comic book creators, comic book reviews, comic cons, book signings, and other pop culture news and events, such as the comic book review blogged about here today! 

Join us again soon, as we publish another 'Main Feature'.  And don't forget to check out the 'Featurette' shown below this article!

~ Michael D Hamersky @ ComicBookCollectorsBlog.com

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TODAY'S FEATURETTE:

I noticed recently that Wizard Entertainment had purchased the long running Paradise Toronto Comic Con. 

Taking a look at the guest lists, I noticed a few guests I would want to blog about, including Gil Gerard, whom I have met before.

Gil has had appearances on TV shows like The Doctors, and Little House on the Prarie, but it was his role as 'Buck Rogers In The 25th Century' that would probably be of more interest to this blog's readers. That was the role he played in 1979. 

Gil will be signing autographs, and greeting fans at Toronto Comic Con. Please note:  There is usually a charge for autographs, but I don't know of the specific charge for his autograph.  Also, hours and days of his or any other guests are always subject to change like at any other con.

For those of You that can make it to the Toronto, Canada area... The Toronto Comic Con runs from March 26 -28, 2010 at the Direct Energy Centre in Toronto, ON. 

For more info, please see the Facebook Fan Page for this Toronto Comic Con by clicking here 

Pictured below is the cover of issue #2 of the Gold Key Comic Book, "Buck Rogers In The 25th Century", from August of 1979:

No word as to whether or not Erin Gray, who played Wilma Deering in the TV Series, will be there or not.  Tina and I don't plan on attending this comic con this year for coverage of the event.

However, we do carry for sale in our online store, Buck Rogers, Flash Gordon, and other Sci-Fi Comics at: ComicBooksCircus.com

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Talking about comic cons: if YOU are a comics creator, (writer, penciler, inker, colorist, letterer, etc.), OR even a Comics / Magazine Publisher, and are attending an upcoming 2010 comic con, feel free to contact me regarding YOUR works for a possible mention / review!

I've made a special blog post about: "How To Best Submit YOUR Publication For Possible Review!" for those creators / publishers that would like to possibly have their publications mentioned or reviewed, which could either be published in the 'Main Feature' or 'Featurette' sections.

~Michael @ ComicBookCollectorsBlog.com

 

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Friday, January 22, 2010
It's John Wesley Shipp's Birthday!
Mood:  celebratory
Topic: TV Shows

 

It's John Wesley Shipp's Birthday!

January 22nd, 2010!

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Above: John Wesley Shipp in San Francisco, February of 2009!

To the Top Right: The Front Cover of 'The Flash - The Complete Series' DVD set!

To the Bottom Right: John at an Emmy Party in August of 2009!

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TODAY'S 'MAIN FEATURE':

Every day on Facebook I check for those Facebook Friends that are celebrating their birthdays, and congratulate them on their Special Day by posting salutations on their Facebook Wall...

Sometimes, when I either know them personally, or have met them at a comic con, or they have contributed something to the 'World of Comics' in general, I might even post a mention of them in the 'Main Feature' or 'Featurette' sections of this Blog.

Today, I wanted to wish a special "Happy Birthday" to John Wesley Shipp, who starred in the televison series, "The Flash" from 1990-91 on CBS!

Yes, he has starred in many other TV Series, (see his Wikipedia entry here), but this is a Comic Book Blog, so I'm going to center on that aspect of his acting career!

You can also see that long list of credits of his with additional info at: the IMDb site.

Unfortunately the TV Series, "The Flash", only ran from September 20, 1990 – May 18, 1991.  I enjoyed the series,all 22 episodes, and have blogged about it here before.

Truthfully, I hadn't seen John's earlier works before this TV Series first aired.  Those were daytime dramas that I didn't watch. However, his work on this TV Show stood out for me, and he interacted quite well with others in the cast, especially Amanda Pays in their scenes together.

One of the best things that came from this TV show for collectors, besides the DVD set, was a comic book tie-in special based on the TV series.

It was published by DC Comics back in 1991, and was titled "The Flash TV Special #1", and was super-sized by running at 76 pages. The comic book featured two stories, of which one story was written by John Byrne with art by Javier Saltares.  The second story featured a thief named "Kid Flash". Plus for fans of the TV show, there was a behind-the-scenes look on the making of that TV series with photos.

I have noticed that John Wesley Shipp has been at several comic cons in recent years.  If and when he is scheduled to appear at another one, I'll try to post that in this Blog.

Anyways, I wanted to 'Hi-Lite' the fact that it is John's Birthday today...  and wanted to wish him a "Happy Birthday"!

AND: Thanks again to all of YOU reading this blog and our archived blog posts! We usually blog on a daily basis during the 'work week' on comic book creators, comic book reviews, comic cons, book signings, and other pop culture news and events, such as the Special Birthday blogged about here today! 

Join us again soon, as we publish another 'Main Feature'.  And don't forget to check out the 'Featurette' shown below this article!

~ Michael D Hamersky @ ComicBookCollectorsBlog.com

Note: Comic books / graphic novels like the one shown above can be found at our own web site:

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Now Celebrating the 11th Year On The Web!

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To mail printed items to us for possible review, send to:

Click Here to see our Facebook Comic Con Dealer Table!

Make It So Marketing
PO Box 130653
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We also have an on-line exhibitor table at the virtual Facebook Comic Con. You can view the table by clicking this link

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TODAY'S FEATURETTE:

I just became Facebook Friends with Chrissie Zullo, and noticed that she will be appearing at two Local Comic Book Shops, one today, (Friday the 22nd) and one this Saturday, January 23rd, 2010.

'Local' that is, if you are either in Charlotte, NC or Bristol, TN.

Here's the info from her blog (ChrissieZulloBlog): 

"Just a heads up: I'll be at Rebel Base Comics and Toys in Charlotte, NC on Friday to help promote their big store sale (70% off Comics, 30% off toys) and at Mountain Empire Comics in Bristol, TN Saturday to help promote their big store sale as well. If anyone lives nearby any of these, hope to see you there!"

I'm also Facebook Friends with Troy Hasbrouck of Rebel Base, so am pleased to mention this event, even though it is short notice:

Rebel Base Comics & Toys
701-C S. Sharon Amity
Charlotte NC 28211
704-442-9660

Troy is also having a pre-inventory sale there from this Friday thru Sunday the 24th, so check it out if You are in the area! BTW, Troy is also publisher of Jester Press, of which I have blogged about some of his publications here before.  Here is just one link about Troy, his company, and his LCBS.

I'm not Facebook Friends with the co-owners of the Mountain Empire Comics store in Bristol, TN, but if you are in that area, stop in and see Chrissie there!

Pictured below is a... "Sneak peek at some of the sketch cards I've been working on for Topps Star Wars Galaxy V set", per Chrissie:

My thanks to Chrissie for accepting my Facebook Friends Request. 

Hoping that my Blog readers in those two areas can make it to your signings there. 

And if not... because of the short notice, well, there is a link to your Blog above for them to check out further!

We don't have a copy of Chrissie's comic book works, (Cinderella), or her cards for sale in our online store at: ComicBooksCircus.com yet, but you can find them at most good LCBS. 

 

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Talking about publications: if YOU are a comics creator, (writer, penciler, inker, colorist, letterer, etc.), OR even a Comics / Magazine Publisher, feel free to contact me regarding YOUR works!

I've made a special blog post about: "How To Best Submit YOUR Publication For Possible Review!" for those creators / publishers that would like to possibly have their publications mentioned or reviewed, which could either be published in the 'Main Feature' or 'Featurette' sections.

~Michael @ ComicBookCollectorsBlog.com

 

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