Jumping into Comics

Thursday, September 28, 2006

I think I've seriously underestimated Ralph Dibny


Sunday, September 24, 2006

"Holy YouTube, Batman!"

Not many folks know that when the 1988 "Batman" movie was being produced, Robin was initially going to appear briefly in the film's final act. While Robin didn't end up in the movie, the storyboard for the scene was "animated," with Kevin Conroy as the voice of Batman, Jason Hillhouse as Robin, and Mark Hamill (yes, THAT Mark Hamill) as the Joker. Conroy and Hamill would later reprise their roles in the 1992 "Batman: The Animated Series," as well as in several subsequent series. Hillhouse went on to become a special features producer and commentary moderator of several of DC Comics' animated series... including the ones where Conroy voiced Batman and Hamill voiced the Joker. Fitting, eh?

But enough of my chatter. Here's the link:

Saturday, September 23, 2006

"We All Live in a..."

Comic Book Resources recently wrote an article about Bill Morrison's unpublished comic book adaptation of the Beatles animated film "Yellow Submarine." The comic was to be published by Dark Horse and was timed to coincide with the film's DVD release in 1999, but was scrapped, unfortunately. You can read much more about it (as well as see some of its amazing pages) in the link below:


Wednesday, September 13, 2006

Conway and Romita talk about "The Death of Gwen Stacy"

Since I just put up a post about John Romita, I figure this would be a perfect follow-up. Both Romita and writer Gerry Conway recently talked to Newsarama about one of the big moments in Spider-Man history, "The Death of Gwen Stacy" storyline. Interesting stuff, let me tell ya. Check it out:


P.S. isn't that Romita sketch of Gwen spectacular?

Two Legends Get Their Due

Congrats to John Romita and George Perez (who probably aren't reading this, but ah well ;) ) for winning the first Hero Initiative Lifetime Achievement Award. In my opinion, these two are among the most talented creators to ever work in comics, and they most certainly deserve this award. You can read the rest of the story here: