Well, it has actually happened. We’ve been covering the Spider-Man musical story since it was first whispered, 5 or 6 years ago, and last year, at the Foxwoods Theatre in Manhattan, the very first public performance of the musical, directed by theater great Julie Taymor, with music by Bono and the Edge, of well known rock band, U2. Some thought this day would never come.
While he will be long remembered for his timeless, side-splitting, searing portrayal of Lt. Frank Drebin, we shouldn’t forget Leslie Nielsen’s earlier stint as a stolid, upright leading man that allowed his later send-ups of this same role to pack such punch. And of course, he was pretty memorable in FORBIDDEN PLANET, a classic ’50s SF version of The Tempest that also introduced Robbie the Robot on a waiting world.
Were you a good boy or girl this year? Did you avoid Internet snark, practice goodwill towards your fellow human being, and cross with the light? Yeah, neither did I. So, as Black Friday and Cyber Monday approach, I offer the following list of graphic novel gift books, designed to help you assuage your guilt, […]
As The Beatrix, on vacation up country, deals with the new server and its delusion that it’s an electronic bulletin board from 1982, I am performing caretaker duties here at Stately Beat Manor. So, some links… Over at The Comics Journal, Tom Crippen posts two reprints of Gahan Wilson’s Nuts comic strip, which originally ran […]
Via PW Comics Week, yet another peek at STRANGE TALES II, this time by Dean Haspiel.
Fresh off her much-admired art for RETURN OF THE DAPPER MEN, Janet K. Lee is next adapting Emma for Marvel’s line of Jane Austen comics. NY Times best selling author Nancy Butler does the writing, as she did on SENSE AND SENSIBILITY and PRIDE AND PREJUDICE. Emma Woodhouse, a young privileged woman living in nineteenth […]
A couple of posts over the weekend commented on the diversity or lack there of of contemporary comics and comics retailing:
In the wake of the Thor: The Mighty Avenger disaster, Brigid asks Can all-ages comics survive on the direct market alone? and ponts out thet kids these days like GNs and not periodicals: