Monday, January 24, 2011

New Wonder Woman TV show

So Ally McBeal's writer David E. Kelley ("the guy who killed feminism") is tackling Diana Prince for the small screen. Fingers crossed that he doesn't mess Diana's story up too much.

Mocca building proposal

Proposal by Reid Nystrom+Alessandro Ortiz for the Museum of Comic and Cartoon Art in New York. The new facility will be "dedicated to the education and preservation of the graphic and literary medium."

Tuesday, January 18, 2011

Monday, January 17, 2011

Only in Brazil

Images of the destruction that took place last week in the hill towns of Rio de Janeiro.
Even the house where Tom Jobim composed "Waters of March" (which this year came in February) was destroyed...

Wednesday, January 12, 2011

Phoenix Jones

Speaking of superheroes, I'm a big fan of Seattle's new vigilante, Phoenix Jones (yes, he's even got a secret identity!) Unfortunately, he's probably going to get killed or injured again, but that comes with of the territory of keeping the city safe. Meanwhile it's pretty cool to watch the news and realize it could have come straight from a comic book or movie.
The "real life superhero" genre has already yielded a couple really good stories, such as Mark Millar's foulmouthed Kick-Ass and the incredibly grounded Defendor.
But of course, the original DIY superhero, the one who made good on the possibility of an ordinary citizen becoming something extraordinary, the one who proved that with an unlimited income source and proper training anyone could kick ass, is Bruce Wayne.
Yes, Batman comes from a tradition of masked, non-superpowered vigilantes, such as the Green Hornet, Zorro and The Shadow (Batman's truest inspiration), but the Dark Knight embodies and distills the best of them all.
Batman's popularity is a complex phenomenon, and the news from Seattle confirms its ingrained appeal. A regular man who decides that he doesn't have to see bad things and do nothing. Good luck to Phoenix Jones. He's gonna need it. Even though he's in good company...

Monday, January 10, 2011


Parts of a pretty cool infographic of the evolution of the Batmobile done by a car insurance company.

Sunday, January 9, 2011

My new favorite image