Archive for June 12th, 2006

12
Jun
06

Please Allow Me To Introduce Myself…

Hi Y’all

It just occurred to me that I had yet to let you know a little about me. So Here goes:

I’m American.
I’m from the South.
I love the St. Louis Cardinals, the Dallas Cowboys & The Arkansas Razorbacks.
I love books, movies, TV, comics.
I have a weenie dog named Dusty and a Maine Coon Cat named Rose. The true life Garfield and Odie.
My goal in life is to be as goofily happy as Dusty. He’s like a pudgy, jolly little Dog Buddha.

Some of my favorite comics are Captain America, Captain Marvel (Shazam), Green Lantern, The Avengers, JSA, The Legion, Teen Titans and The Runaways.

Some of my Favorite authors are: Stephen King, Andrew Vachss, James Ellroy, Jim Thompson and all the other old hard-boiled guys.

Some of my Fav Movies are: Star Wars, Harry Potter, Indiana Jones, The Godfather(s), Casino, Goodfellas, Kill Bill and LoTR

My current Fav TV Shows: The Shield, The Sopranos, 24, Entourage, Deadwood, Veronica Mars and the CSI(s).

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12
Jun
06

Tell Me A Story….


Hi Y’all,

Two good little books that I have read on writing here lately:

Novelist’s Boot Camp: 101 Ways to Take Your Book From Boring to Bestseller by Todd A. Stone

&

Write Faster, Write Better by David A. Fryxell

Both are neat little books with many tips on writing. Boot Camp has an excellent little program on how to organize your thinking on how to write a novel. Write Faster is full of tips on how to turbocharge your writing speed in order to give you more time to create your ideas. Check them out if you get a chance!

12
Jun
06

Will Someone Rid Me Of These Long Boxes…



Hi Y’all,

A nice little Website that I ran across the other day has a rather cool way to store your back issues. I intend to have many, many volumes made from them once I hit the lottery….

http://www.dpbanks.com

12
Jun
06

Luthor’s Lovely Lady Of The Week #1- Jessica Alba….


Hi y’all,
Welcome to the inaugural edition of Luthor’s Lovely Ladies of the Week. I thought I would start this one off with my current favorite actress, Miss Jessica Alba.

Fresh off Sin City, Fantastic Four & her hosting of the MTV Movie Awards, she has shot to the top of most everyman’s fantasy list. Mine included.

Here’s hoping that she stays at the top of her game for quite a while….

12
Jun
06

Hail To The King, Baby…

I don’t know about you, but I’m really looking forward to the return of Marvel Comic’s The Eternals. One of Jack”The King” Kirby’s criminally underused creations, is coming back this year as a collabaration between Neil Gaiman (The Sandman, 1602) and John Romita Jr (The Sentry). Romita’s art is one of the first that I have seen in a long time that can actually carry the mantle of the King. Let’s hope that this leads to a higher profile in the Marvel Universe for the Eternals….

12
Jun
06

Take My Love, Take My Land, Make Me Where I Cannot Stand…



Hi y’all,

If you’re one of the few people out there who still have’nt been turned on to the late great Joss Whedon show Firefly, who haven’t saw the movie Serenity or read the Dark Horse comic book Serenity:Those Left Behind, then you need to get yourself to the Dvd/ Comic book store.

It was a great show that didn’t get a chance to spread its wings, because some marketing genius at Fox scheduled it on Friday nights at 7:oo, thereby ensuring that the target demo would of course not be there. Then they showed many of the episodes out of order, which is always a smart thing to do with a sci-fi show. It lasted one season, but it was a hell of a season. It was a great blend of Science Fiction and Westerns. It went out in a blaze of glory.

But, Joss Whedon, the shows creator got it made into a movie after being cancelled. Which is no small feat. The Movie Serenity is also a great capper to the tv series. The graphic novel follows the time in between the end of Firefly and the start of Serenity. It is a good little story on it’s on.

Firefly will always have a special place in my heart, because during the time it was coming on, I used to watch it with my grandfather before he passed. He was in fading health, but he always got a kick out of the show. It was something that we both got a kick out of. He especially liked the theme song that opened the show. Me Too. Now everytime I hear it I think of him and smile.

P.S. Take this quiz, “Which Serenity Character are You?” at:

http://quizfarm.com/test.php?q_id=79387

I apparently scored as Capt. Mal Reynolds at 88%, next up were Simon Tam, Zoe Alleyne Washburn, and The Operative all tied at 87%. Interesting…

12
Jun
06

The Force Is Strong In This One….

Hi Y’all,

Just wanted to let everyone know about the new Star Wars comic book series coming from Dark Horse Comics. Star Wars: Legacy is set in a new era that Dark Horse/Lucasfilms is opening up in the far future (100+ years after) of the SW timeline. It is written by John Ostrander (of Suicide Squad/ The Spectre fame) with art by Jan Duursema. It looks to have many new exciting elements brought into the setting, such as:

1. Cade Skywalker, the main character, who is a direct descendant of Luke Skywalker, who although trained in the Jedi Order- walked away from it for the life of a bounty hunter.

2. A newly invigorated Empire- which is not completely evil, mildly benevolent but still filled to the brim with scheming villains.

3. Three, count them three different Force-using orders – The Jedi Order, A newly organized Sith Order( no longer bound by the rule of Two) and the Imperial Knights ( a Group of Jedi who work for the New Empire).

All these sound like great ideas that have the chance to make this series a worthy addtion to the great Star Wars brand of high adventure. Check it out if you get the chance!