30 June 2009

Marvel Divas!!!

I'm really excited about the new series we're putting out called Marvel Divas! It's a great story focusing on some of our female super heroes (Firestar, Monica Rambeau, Black Cat & Hellcat) written by Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa (writer of the fantastic Marvel Knights 4, among others) and drawn by Tonci Zonjic (you can find some of his gorgeous art in the Brubaker/Fraction run of Iron Fist).

Now, I'll be honest, while I do think this is a GREAT book, my favourite thing about it is that it's my first foray into the world of comic-book editing! Yes, I KNOW technically I'm an editor here at Marvel, but what I edit are collections of previously created work (well, the Handbooks are new stuff, but you know what I mean). As an assistant editor on this series I actually get to have input on the story and art before it's published! It's a new experience and one that I am so far enjoying. I don't know that I'd want to make the switch permanently (not that I COULD, I'm just saying), but its definitely fun to see what it's like!

Anyway, here's a little video we've got up on Marvel.com promoting the book! Enjoy!

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24 June 2009

Ah, Youtube, What Would I Do Without You?

I know what I WOULDN'T do. I wouldn't LAUGH as much! ;-)

Just a quickie post sharing with you two of my favourite new youtube videos going around. You've probably already seen them, but if you haven't...ENJOY!

This one is apparently some dude tripping and talking some nonsense that someone decided to animate. FANTASTIC!

My favourites: "Who's chair is that?" and "They're like all the clocks!" Ridiculous! Oh and "Fucking walkway, lead me up to the building. Fuck you!" haha

This one's like a guido voiceover of an old PSA. hehehe

My favourites: "We got broads makin' sure your kids don't get run over by some hard-on" and "Makin' sure your kids don't drink piss outta any wata fountains!"

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15 June 2009

Excellent Song, Excellent Video, Excellent Musician (and all-around cool guy)

So last Sunday I saw Kevin Devine & The Goddamn Band at the Music Hall of Williamsburg. Kevin is an old friend both from the Staten Island music "scene" and also from my college (we both attended Fordham University @ Lincoln Center)! While I can't say we were the best of friends, we ARE friends and he's always been one of my favourite people, very funny, sweet & just plain cool to hang out with. And he's TALENTED!

I went to many of his shows back in the college days (one that was at the Rose Hill campus along with Atom & His Package!) when he fronted a band called the Miracle of '86 (yes, he's a Mets fan, more proof of his awesomeness). Nowadays, though, he plays much bigger shows with a ton of fans. It was such a cool thing to see a shit-load of people screaming and cheering and singing along to someone I've known (and adored) for over 10 years!

This show was the last night in a tour to promote his new album Brother's Blood, which is incredible (and I'm not just saying that). I've listened to it a lot since I bought it. The title song is particularly beautiful.

Here are some pictures from the show, I really hope you'll try out his stuff, I don't think you'll regret it!

Yeah...almost like proud mother...haha

He's a cutie-pie as well!

I love when rock bands utilise the trumpet!!! :)

Also really cool was the guest appearance of another long-time Staten Island pal, Russell Smith on guitar!! He used to play with them a lot but wasn't on the tour. But since this show was in NYC, Russ was able to join them for a few songs! Yay!

I had a great time at the show and left with a new t-shirt, poster and CD. Can't wait for the next show!

Let me leave you with this FANTASTIC video for this FANTASTIC song from Brother's Blood, "I Could Be With Anyone"! Enjoy!

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11 June 2009

Funny Stuff

Just a quickie post to show you some funny things!

This is a t-shirt available at Snorg.com. While I don't think I'd wear it (not b/c of what it says, I just don't think it looks that nice...), I think it's hilarious!

And this is a cartoon I found at 1 2 3 Religious Comics (which is more Atheist comics...). Enjoy!

Hopefully tomorrow I'll finally post about my friend's show I went to on Sunday that I thoroughly enjoyed. Just gotta remember to upload the photos... :-P

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05 June 2009


I know I don't talk about my job THAT often, but I just wanted to call attention to this AWESOME collection that I had the pleasure of working on, Patsy Walker, Hellcat! It's on sale this month (6/24) and I believe it's direct market only, so get your asses to a comic shop and GET one!

While of course I have a soft spot for all the Marvel ladies, Hellcat is definitely one of the cooler ones! (You gotta love that costume!)

The trade collects the 4-parts story written by Kathryn Immonen and drawn comic-book veteran Stuart Immonen (which originally ran as one of four stories in Marvel Comics Presents) as well as the 5-issue mini-series also written by Kathryn, but this time drawn by new-comer David Lafuente! I'm not certain, but I believe this was his first Marvel work which led to his current gig on Ultimate Spider-Man! He's definitely become one of my favourite artists very quickly. So much so that I've agreed to get his art tattooed on me... (as soon as I figure out what I want...)

The collection looks fantastic (beautifully designed by the multi-talented Jeff Powell), the story is a lot of fun and we've even including 8 pages of fun behind-the-scenes stuff including, Kathryn's original pitch from the MCP story, page layouts from both artists and a TON of cool Patsy sketches and other fun stuff from Mr. Lafuente! Here's a little taste, hopefully it makes you want more...

Remember folks: You. Comic shop. June 26th. HELLCAT! Do it!

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04 June 2009

Holy Shit, I LOVE this!!!

OK, I'll admit I stole this from my pal C.B.'s blog, but I just HAD to share it!!! AWESOME!!!!!!

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02 June 2009

Archie and VERONICA!!!

Archie has finally decided to propose to one of his girls and it seems he's choosing Veronica! I know this is being talked about/blogged about everywhere but I just wanted to throw in my two cents.

I was a HUGE Archie fan...actually, even more so of Betty & Veronica. I used to buy all those digests at the supermarket (read: made my mom buy). And even though I say X-Men is what got me into comics, I did have this passion before then. And while I know Betty is the sweet one and somewhere down the road I developed this fetish for mechanics (though I didn't have this when I was a kid), Veronica was ALWAYS my favourite. I honestly don't know why. (I believe I still have the entire run of Veronica bagged and boarded in a short box in my parents' garage!) As I grew up I could see she was a spoiled bitch, but I still love her! I guess you just can't get past those you loved as a kid. I still look on Michael J. Fox with fondness since I had such a crush on him from Back to the Future.

My friend Thighs and I and I did ask one of our favourite bartenders (go visit Steve at the P&G downstairs on the corner 78th St. & Columbus Ave.! AWESOME bar!!!) which of the two he would choose. He immediately picked Veronica and I was surprised. He said he always felt she was the smart one. I'd have to go back and read these comics again to see if that's true, but I liked that!

In all honesty, I probably liked Veronica because she was rich and all the boys loved her. I remember in her solo comic she was definitely a nicer gal and I loved that she travelled all over the world. I wonder if that's where I got my love of travelling from! Too bad I don't have her money to do it with...

Ah, well, I'm thrilled about this, I have to remember to pick this up when it comes out. Though, I have have a strong feeling they're going to switch things around on us at the last minute. Then I will be angry. >:-(

(Aside from all that...just WHY does Jughead seem so upset on that cover?! Are they actually going to out him?!! haha)

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PS I wish I had it scanned, maybe I'll do it this week and post it, but I met Dan DeCarlo (he drew for Archie) a while back at a convention. He was this adorable old man (who I later found out could be a bit dirty! :-P) and was selling $5 headshots. Of course, I asked for a Veronica. :) While he was drawing it he says "you're just a sweetheart" to me. So cute. Sadly he passed away since then, which made me even gladder that I stopped at his table that day!