Greetings, guest-poster Evie Nagy here. While the Beat and half the known comics universe have been in San Diego for the past four days, and the rest of us have been following their reports closely (and maybe the tiniest bit grumpily), we may have overlooked some bits of fun. Oh, and as a native of that fair and sprawling city, I titled this post in tribute of a beastly landmark that every San Diegan has tattooed on their soul—if you can explain it in the comments, you’ll win some comics-affiliated stranger’s whimsical business card that Heidi collected at the Con. Alrighty, so:
– For my fellow junkies of the DC Animated Universe (a.k.a. Timmverse), Green Lantern: First Flight is available tomorrow (July 28) on DVD, Blu-Ray and on demand. The movie stars Victor Garber, Christopher Meloni, Tricia Helfer, Michael Madsen and John Laroquette. Yes that John Laroquette. It was written by animated DCU favorite Alan Burnett, and re-tells the story of Hal Jordan’s recruitment into the Corps and Sinestro’s turn to the dark side (cue John Cafferty & the Beaver Brown Band). Now, for all I know this was mentioned at panels and promoted like crazy at SDCC, but I’m making special mention of it here because I saw an advance copy, and, well, I’ll just give you this preview:
Hal: So, now what?
Sinestro: Now? I own your ass.
It’s pretty much 80 minutes like that.
– J. Caleb Mozzocco tries to salve his wounded essence after seeing Transformers 2: Revenge of the Fallen by reading old school Transformers comics, and discovers that all of the source material is also surprisingly atrocious.
– IGN finally has an official trailer for the upcoming film based on Greg Rucka and Steve Lieber’s fantastic Antarctica graphic suspense novel Whiteout, starring Kate Beckinsale as U.S. Marshal Carrie Stetko. I highly recommend watching this if it’s hot where you are.
– Sean Collins reviews the wonderful first issue of Iron Fist spin-off Immortal Weapons, in which Jason Aaron undoubtedly had the time of his life brainstorming absurd kung fu-titled sex acts such as Heaving Tiger Love Tug and the Tickle to End All Time.
– Fashioning turtles into comic book teenage boys was apparently not that far of a stretch (warning: you might not want to watch this at work, it destroyed me and I had to sit with my head between my knees for five minutes to regain the ability to process oxygen into carbon dioxide).
Possibly more later, safe trip back home from the Con everyone.
Heidi MacDonald is the founder and editor in chief of The Beat. In the past, she worked for Disney, DC Comics, Fox and Publishers Weekly. She can be heard regularly on the More To Come Podcast. She likes coffee, cats and noble struggle.