Dead Man's Run #0 by Greg Pak, Tony Parker, and Peter Steigerwald (colors) & Josh Reed (letters) came out today from Aspen Comics. (Walking Dead producer Gale Anne Hurd is also producing Dead Man's Run through her Valhalla production company.) I received a review copy in the mail this week and couldn't wait to read it, as Pak is quickly moving up the list of my favorite writers (my first experience with his writing being the Battlestar Galactica comics.)
Laura always suggests, and I now second this, that if you don't know what titles to read, follow the author. Lots of people followed Gail Simone and are now discovering the Batgirl title for the first time. (Though, I still recommend everyone check out Bryan Q. Miller's run on the title.) After Vision Machine, and this comic, I'm pretty sure I'm going to follow Greg Pak around, too.
...It doesn't hurt that he apparently really likes robots.
I never know whether to put my criticisms first, or the praise, so let's put it this way:
Last weekend at C2E2, we covered a lot of panels for the web site, most of them comic book related. ReedPop's Chicago convention is still mostly about the funny pages, though this year they had a few more entertainment panels than last. Still, if I could only make it to see one media guest star, I wanted to check out Mark Sheppard. He had key roles in Battlestar Galactica, Supernatural, and yes, Firefly. (The room was filled mostly with Firefly fans, who quickly pointed out when the moderator forgot to mention the show during his intro.) Mark Sheppard covers almost all of my non-comic-book-related interests.
The following are my notes from the panel. They are mostly paraphrased, but I tried to be as accurate as possible while typing on a tiny laptop. Sheppard has a long history of acting in some pretty popular science fiction television shows (including The X Files, and recently, Dr. Who,) so he has a lot of anecdotes and quotes about fellow actors, directors, and writers.
Whoo hooo! I dont have a Saint Patty's hangover, but spring break with the elementary school set is making up for it. Although, I wish I could have sent them to Jedi School for the week. Wait, then they would want to fight me.
No real news today, just a reminder that The CW is not airing a new Smallville or Supernatural tonight, due to the
State of the Union basketball and a mayoral debate pre-empting their other shows in some markets earlier in the week. Unless you'd really like to live-watch the repeat of the new Nikita episode, you are free to go out and have fun tonight.
By the by, have any of you seen this Supernatural Fan Art Site? It's actually way less frightening than I anticipated. Also, in our lost podcast from last week ("File Corruption Error: Technology Hates Us edition 4"), Rania noted that she's really looking forward to the return of Supernatural to see what happens with Sam and the great Soul-Re-Attachening. I was indifferent. How about you? Discuss.
Sorry, I assumed it was because of the State of the Union because I work for a grown-up network that carries such things
In all honesty, I initially intended to write a post making fun of something tonight. Then I thought about it, and a fangirl cannot live by ridicule alone. On occasion, she must live up to the stereotype and let out her inner "SQUEE!" That's where the Supernatural panel at the 2009 San Diego Comic Con International comes in. Unfortunately, I couldn't go to SDCCI (I didn't want to go anyway...I swear...no jealousy here), so I've been reduced to scouring the interwebs for other people's accounts, the most detailed of which being at Zap2It, and by detailed I mean it lays out exactly what happens in the five minutes of the premier shown at the panel, with io9's coverage filling in some more details on the panel discussion. Spoiler-phobes beware!