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Monday, March 01, 2010

Check Out The Comic Shoppe, Tues at 7pm-Discussing How I Just Discovered The UK's "Being Human; Nolan Doing JLA & Supes?, Next DC Animated & More!

To keep matters succinct....stop by tomorrow at 7pm in order to listen to another pop/pulp culture and comic laden broadcast, thanks to the Comic Shoppe crew! Join Daryll, Max and yours truly as we shed light on the latest sci-fi/comic/fantasy oriented issues: our thoughts on the next DC animated effort (after the JLA Crisis saga) will be Batman: Under the Red Hood; it appears that Chris Nolan (and his brother) may have influence over not only the Supes reboot but also a prospective JLA film; my recent discovery of the BBC's Being Human (think Three's Company as a dramedy with supernatural creatures); more independent comic book highlights and lastly, our favorite graphic novel reads from the previous year. So feel free to call us "live" at 646-915-9620 or via email/IM-afronerdradio.com.

The Comic Shoppe's Week in Review

And now here's the latest op-ed from the Comic Shoppe's Daryll B!

Hi Afronerd Followers. Once again it is time for a little quick fantasy fun with Daryll B.:

This is the current Comic Critics strip http://goodcomics.comicbookresources.com/2010/02/28/comic-critics-107/ and no other comic hits the life and times of comic book fans and fanatics like this. Kudos to Sean Whitmore and Brandon Hanvey for allowing me to laugh at myself every week.

If you are a science fiction / fantasy fan and have not read any of Robert Jordan's Wheel of Time novels, I cannot recommend them enough. Here is the interview with Brandon Sanderson over at CBR: http://www.comicbookresources.com/?page=article&id=25006 He is essentially Jordan's Heir to the "Time" throne.

Can Dynamite over-saturate the Green Hornet market enough? 5 freaking books planned by April for release? Are you guys taking tips from Marvel's handling of Deadpool? I have to give Dynamite credit though for picking up Charliene Harris (True Blood's Author) and the rights to Dabel Bros. library. That is quite the catalog of books to manage.

Flash Rebirth #6...HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHHAHAHAHAHAHA Could Johns could swipe enough beats from Mark Waid's run or what?

Speaking of "copying"..all the credit in the world to Radical Publishing in their handling of the Nick Simmons fiasco. This is the original blog that kicked the controversy off: http://community.livejournal.com/bleachness/446299.html and a fun retrospective does by the fine bloggers at Newsarama: http://blog.newsarama.com/2010/02/26/incarnate-controversy-keeps-heating-up/ Dude, seriously, if you are going to plagiarize someone's work...Bleach (among others) is like in the top 5 selling Manga WORLDWIDE. You stupid man...Gene talk to your boy!

Hmm is it me or does this feel like a panic move by DC in the Superman rights case? http://blog.newsarama.com/2010/02/28/dc-fires-lawyers-in-siegel-superman-case/ You know who is paying close attention to this? Kirby, Marvel and Disney..for obvious reasons.

That's it for me this week as I try to contemplate what I just read in Blackest Night and Siege. Yes, I am still trying to make heads or tails of these events. You look up glutton for punishment in the dictionary and you will see a smiling Daryll B. a la "Buddy Christ" from Dogma.

Until Next Week, Keep Fantasizing Folks!

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