24 Hour Comic Day wrap-up

Net Gertler reports: It will be a while before we have the most complete figures on attendance at the event sites, but all told 24 Hour Comics Day 2007 was about as large as the record-setting 24 Hour Comics Day 2006. Despite last-minute event cancellations, there were 80-some 24 Hour Comics Day events in 18 […]

Baddest Nerd on the Planet

We all know that there are plenty of comics-reading athletes, from noted Superman fan Shaquille O’Neal to dozens and dozens of pro wrestlers. But, if we had to pick the scariest comic book fan of them all, it could easily be UFC Middleweight Champion Anderson Silva. The Brazilian Silva, who scored a lopsided TKO win […]

30 Days leads at box office

30 DAYS OF NIGHT won the weekend box office race with $16 mil although it was a slow weekend. Sony’s vampire horror pic “30 Days of Night” won the weekend at the domestic box office with an estimated gross of $16 million from 2,855 locations, while Ben Affleck’s feature directorial debut “Gone Baby Gone” opened […]

Gurewitch and the Ape

Ray Quentin sends us a video of the now famed Nicholas Gurewitch/Great Ape skit at this year’s Ignatz Awards. Sadly, the lighting was so low in the auditorium that you can’t really see the monkey’s very funny actions, but some of the charm comes across.

Connecticut now run by Taliban?

What the heck is going on in Connecticut? It was bad enough when teacher Nate Fisher was fired over a mistake that should have drawn merely a suspension. Now a New Haven teacher has been fired for showing THE SIMPSONS MOVIE to some children: New Haven school officials have fired a substitute teacher for showing […]

Stop violence against Tigras!

We’re terribly relieved to know that there have been no threats issued against Brian Michael Bendis in the wake of his “non-rapey” scripting of Marvel superheroine Tigra getting severely beaten by The Hood. A beating which is totally subtext free, thank God. God knows that comic book commentators and bloggists are actually the most violent […]

A Tale of Two SPXes

Can’t resist more links. Mike Kitchen of Spy Guy and Ultraist Studios does SPX the thrifty way, weighing each and every glass of wine against copies sold: In an attempt to cut costs, we had abandoned the idea of spending $100 a night for a plush room in the Marriott, and instead camped out in […]


Following up her earlier in the week bra slip embarassment, Harry Potter author J.K Rowling has created an even greater ruckus by revealing that Dumbledore was gay. JKR: My truthful answer to you… I always thought of Dumbledore as gay. [ovation.] … Dumbledore fell in love with Grindelwald, and that that added to his horror […]

STAR TREK casting notes

We hadn’t really been paying too much attention to the casting for the new STAR TREK MOVIE — it sounded quirky but interesting for the most part. (Simon Pegg? This IS a comedy, right?) That is, until it was announced that Beat Favorite Karl Urban would be playing Dr. “Bones” McCoy. OF course we are […]