Christopher Nolan’s Joker Problem

No matter who wins the Oscar for Best Supporting Actor three weeks from now, Christopher Nolan has a serious dilemma in front of him as he decides where to go with his inevitable third installment in the juggernaut Batman franchise. To Joker, or Not To Joker? Even if he hadn't received a single award nomination … Continue reading Christopher Nolan’s Joker Problem

On self-discipline and self-flagellation

The most difficult aspect of writing, for me, has always been the self-discipline required to write every day, no matter what. I simply don't have any. (Not just for writing, either, but that's a whole other post!) There are a number of legitimate reasons excuses I could put forward to explain why it's so difficult to … Continue reading On self-discipline and self-flagellation

Ghost Rider’s Qualified Success and What it Means for DC

With the estimates for its third weekend in ($11.5m towards $94m to-date, domestic) it's safe to consider Ghost Rider a qualified success as it's quite likely that it will surpass director Mark Steven Johnson's previous effort, Daredevil -- which topped out at $102m after 22 weeks in release -- by the end of next weekend, … Continue reading Ghost Rider’s Qualified Success and What it Means for DC

Mark Your Calendar: Kids’ Comic Con

A kid-centric comic convention, in the Bronx?!?! Alex Simmons is my hero!Kid's Comic Con Slated for the BronxKnown for his work as a writer of comics, prose and plays as well as an ongoing series of popular kids comics workshops held around New York City, Alex Simmons announced plans to hold the first Kid's Comic … Continue reading Mark Your Calendar: Kids’ Comic Con

On the Web: Comic Book Movie Round-Up

It's quite likely that Spider-Man 3 will end up being the best superhero movie ever -- an honor currently shared, IMO, by Unbreakable and Batman -- and this clip from National CineMedia doesn't do anything to suggest otherwise.I think Ghost Rider is going to surpass expectations and turn out to be a pretty good movie, … Continue reading On the Web: Comic Book Movie Round-Up

On the Shelves: 2/7/07

Reading is fundamental. Don't waste your time reading bad comics out of habit! My weekly look at select comic books being released Wednesday, 2/7/07. The full shipping list, as always, is available at ComicList. [NOTE: Not all of these titles will actually arrive in all stores. If your LCBS offers a pre-ordering service, be sure … Continue reading On the Shelves: 2/7/07

Make the F***ing Comics

Cheryl Lynn of Digital Femme, frustrated by the state of the comics union, nails the solution: "I can see that I am going to have to make the fucking comics. ...right now I'm doing the second easiest thing. And that is to not-so-politely bitch. Because I suppose I'm still hoping that someone else will make … Continue reading Make the F***ing Comics

For Black History Month: Flashback

I have a love-hate relationship with Black History Month, simultaneously appreciating the thought behind it while despising its continued necessity. As such, I'm not planning to make a big deal about it 'round these parts; it's a thing for less diverse sites and blogs to take note of, an opportunity to pay lip service to … Continue reading For Black History Month: Flashback