Things that were on the internet that aren’t any more: TCJ 300, Fandral

200911171035While we ourselves didn’t have time to link, much less peruse its contents, the entirety of the epoch-defining 30tth issue of The Comics Journal was online for free yesterday. But then someone pulled the plug, Dirk Deppey recounts:

Yeah, I’m afraid that on Gary Groth’s instructions the experiment in online marketing has been cancelled. Sorry.


The line-up of contents remains as stunning as before:
• Art Spiegelman and Kevin Huizenga
• Jean-Christophe Menu and Sammy Harkham
• Frank Quitely and Dave Gibbons
• Dave Mazzucchelli and Dash Shaw
• Alison Bechdel and Danica Novgorodoff
• Howard Chaykin and Ho Che Anderson
• Denny O’Neil and Matt Fraction
• Jaime Hernandez and Zak Sally
• Ted Rall and Matt Bors
• Jim Borgman and Keith Knight
• Stan Sakai and Chris Schweizer

And we’ll read it when our hard copy arrives, just like always. Johanna Draper Carlson has commentary.

200911171025
On another matter, late last night a story on Variety.com was making the rounds stating that the Warriors Three had been cast for the Thor movie. But it seems whoever wrote the story had gotten his ’60s Marvel characters mixed up, since — not trying to sound racist or anything — but casting a slender Asian man as Volstagg the Voluminous didn’t make much sense. Anyway, Marvel.com has the final lineup:

Fandral will be played by Stuart Townsend. The job of Hogun goes to Tadanobu Asano. And Volstagg will be portrayed Ray Stevenson.


That’s more like it.

Comments

  1. says

    Heh–I was literally in the middle of reading one of the interviews when I switched to the next page and was told I had to log in as a subscriber.

  2. says

    If we can read anything from Punisher: War Zone into it, at least Volstagg will have a high body count.

  3. says

    Brian Blessed or John Rhys-Davies should be Volstagg. Stevenson was brilliant as Pullo on ROME, but in no way is he “voluminous” enough.

  4. says

    Heidi: “The entirety of the epoch-defining 30tth issue of The Comics Journal was online for free yesterday. But then someone pulled the plug.”

    Ya, proving once again that the tick-ridden turkeys at TCJ are still as afraid of the binternet as they are of the bagina.

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