Starro in my eyes.

§ July 30th, 2010 § Filed under sir-links-a-lot § 10 Comments

So Employee Aaron brought me one of these swell Starro masks from the San Diego Comic Con, and now I wear it as often as possible. Particularly when I’m working the cash register.

In other news:

  • Every time Chris Sims decides to say something about a Kevin Smith comic, hilarity ensues in the comments. (Widening Gyre #6 certainly is…something else, I’ll give it that. I like the general idea of it, which is “What Happens The Day Batman Lets Down His Guard,” but the execution is a bit curious, to say the least.)
  • Internet pal Dave celebrates the eighth anniversary of his weblog this week. Them’s a lot of Legos, my friend. Congrats, and here’s to many more years!
  • “The Apocalypse came and went, and no one attending San Diego Comic-Con really noticed. When they emerged from the convention center on Sunday night to find the world in ruins around them, they realized that they had been spared for a purpose. They realized that the wasteland around them held nothing for them, least of all a return to their old lives.

    “They realized the Con could go on forever.”


  • Pal Dorian brings you…Previews for Gays! (By the way, Dorian gave me the joke for the Warlord of Mars entry in yesterday’s End of Civilization post.)
  • So they’re trying to find a new superhero show for their network after Smallville finally leaves the airwaves. I’m hoping for Blue Devil.
  • So the leaked trailer for the Thor movie popped up on the Internet in the last day or so, and it’s appearing and disappearing as lawyers send out copyright nastygrams as quickly as possible. Now, I’m not saying I saw the trailer online anywhere, but if I did see it, I’d say it was surprisingly Disney trailer-esque in its ability to apparently reveal the entire content of the film. It does look like it’ll be pretty good…or, at least, I’d imagine it’ll be pretty good, if I’d seen anything I could have passed judgment on. Which I didn’t.
  • Speaking of trailers: STARE INTO THE FACE OF HELL
  • REMINDER: I’m still asking for your single favorite currently-running comic book series, so drop your answer into the comments on that post. Just one title, please, with an explanation or without. No idea what I’m going to do with this information, but I’ll come up with something. Hopefully.

10 Responses to “Starro in my eyes.”

  • I have seen THAT trailer.

    God, indeed, is dead.

    Madness reigns.

  • Thwacko says:

    Dear God, you took a vintage near mint comic book out of its poly-vinyl bag, held it without white cotton gloves, and READ it?

  • CW says:

    Yeah Mike, what’s up with touching that old issue with your bare hands? Shame on you! ;)

  • Fred says:

    I watched the Yogi trailer and thought — beyond, of course, oh sweet merciful heaven why?! — that Ackroyd did a passable impression but really shouldn’t quit his day job, which these days is presumably distilling crystal head vodka.

  • Mikester says:

    Thwacko / CW – I am a professional funnybook salesman…I’m able to handle an old comic responsibly. DON’T TRY THIS AT HOME.

  • adam barnett says:

    I remember when a Deadman series was in discussion. It could certainly be done, and on a relatively small budget. It’s basically Quantum Leap with a different underlying plot….

  • J.W.Rollins says:

    Cool mask. I want.

  • philip says:

    But if it were a Deadman series, would it take place before he died?

  • CW says:

    Mike, how does one become a professional funnybook salesman? Does ITT Tech or Devry University offer a correspondence course? ;)

  • casie says: