Erik Larsen continues his love for President Barack Obama by offering up an exclusive WonderCon cover to Savage Dragon #145.
“I had no idea what I was getting into, but the moment I finished the cover I told myself: ‘Erik, you just created the greatest comic book cover of all time’ and it turns out I was totally right,” Erik Larsen said in a prepared statement. “Lets face it, President Barack Obama punching out Osama Bin Laden with a huge American flag in one hand while Savage Dragon frees Lady Liberty from a Weapon of Mass Destruction is as good as it’s ever going to get.”
Despite Larsen’s humble nature, the WonderCon variant will no doubt be the greatest comic book cover ever printed, due in no short order to our nation’s 44th President kicking the ass of his greatest nemesis. The cover’s status is augmented by the fact a very limited run of 1000 will be made available and never reprinted. Fans wishing to purchase a copy can only do so by attending San Francisco’s WonderCon.
The variant can only be found at the Image Comics booth at WonderCon this weekend — and then presumably on eBay Monday morning for $500.
Iâ€™ve often wondered what the normals in the world of the superheroes think about.Â Do they appreciate those looking out for them?Â Do they fear that one day the hero might turn into a villain and nuke their baby on panel for the world to see?Â Do they loathe and hate the superhero for raising taxes and insurance premiums every time the city has to clean up or repair all the damage and destruction caused by the last major battle?Â And what about those who have lost loved ones in the collateral damage from those fights? Do they get compensation, or do they get a friendly pat on the head from the man in tights with a gentle â€œThere, there, boy… shut upâ€?Â Invincible #59 puts these questions to the test, as the title character meets a new nemesis that he helped create.
Donâ€™t know how it got into my pull pile this week, but Batman Confidential once again slipped into my weekly bag of goodness, which means I buy it, I read it.Â And in many cases, I review it on this site.Â The most recent arc in Batman Confidential features The Joker causing all sorts of hijinks and giving no end of trouble to the police and to the Batman.Â In this concluding chapter, we not only find out how Batman keeps the Joker at bay, but also the point of this Confidential arc.
Olivia Wilde and Beau Garrett are the first actors to sign to star in the update/remake/reimagining of Walt Disney’s Tron 2.0 movie.
The new movie is acting as a “next chapter.” Plot details are being guarded closely, but Wilde will play a worker in the virtual world who tries to help fight Master Control Program, the villainous intelligence protocol that was the nemesis in the original film.
Garrett will play a siren in the virtual world.
The main lead actor has not been cast, although it is surprising that Jeff Bridges isn’t involved in some way.
Any fan of Lovecraft knows the tale of Dr. Herbert West, heck they even made a movie about it.Â But what of those who werenâ€™t around in 1921 and â€™22, or who didnâ€™t get the chance to see the brilliant Jeffrey Combs portray the Re-Animator in the three movies?Â Zenescope Entertainment is taking the Lovecraft tale and bringing it to the modern day, complete with disgruntled doctors, reagents, and the dead come to life.
Or – “That’s Right…Â Sandy Makes The Cut, Atmos Doesn’t.Â My Rules, I Make ‘Em Up.”
When making my final, official, multi-reality, complete roster of the Legion of Super Heroes, I ran afoul of a few conundrums.Â Â Should I count one-issue plot devices like Command Kid or Dynamo Boy as LSHers?Â Should I treat the post-reboot Umbra, Leviathan, Alchemist, et al as separate entities from the pre-Crisis Shadow Lass, Colossal Boy, and Element Lad? Could I give the likes of Chemical King or Monstress, with their short tenures, the same kind of gravitas that I hope to impart to Mon-El and Cosmic Boy??Â (Your mileage may vary, but I’m trying, Ringo.Â I’m tryin’ real hard to be the shepherd…)Â And what about Legionnaires whose tenures have gone undocumented, like those during the 5 Year Gap era of the team?Â Do they count?Â The main thrust of my decisions came down to oneÂ important question:Â Does the character in question feel like a Legionnaire?Â Did he she or it embody that which edifies, elevates, and enlightens?Â Could Character X honestly stand alongside Bouncing Boy, Matter-Eater Lad and Tyroc, much less Brainiac 5 or WIldfire?Â I’ve been very open from the beginningÂ about the fact that there will be no history of Atmos or Nemesis KidÂ (at least as Legionnaires…)Â I just can’t bring myself to take a character who manipulated his way onto the team and into Nura’s bed by using his “super-roofie” powers, and brought nothing to the Legion save invisible armpits.Â Same goes for Val’s murderer. Â You may argue that eachÂ has his moments, and I agree, but so do many supporting Legion characters (Flynt Brojj, Karate Kid’s sensei, R.J. Brande, etc.) who don’t qualify. Call it “personal continuity,” if you need a name.Â And in that vein, today’s Hero History entrant is an unusual case.Â She served alongside the team without ever really seeming to belong, and her unpleasantness and snark weren’t the attitude you expected from a member of the LSH.Â Yet, somehow, she proved herself to the team, and to me, and was allowed to wear the much-vaunted Legion crest and flight ring.Â This then, is your Major Spoilers Hero History of the girl who might be Sandy Anderson of Earth…Â Inferno!
If you browsed through the Image Solicitations for September, you probably saw the new three-issue mini-series M=Theory.Â The cover is not the only homage to the pulp tales of the 40′s and 50s’, the tales inside bring back those robots, spacemen, and loverly ladies from the time period too.