I bet you thought Star Wars Day was May 4, right? That silly pun has gotten most of the attention, but given the significance of the day this year, we’re going to go ahead and celebrate the real Star Wars Day. Forty years ago today, May 25, 1977, was the world premiere of Star Wars (renamedStar Wars Episode 1: A New Hope when it was re-released in 1981), the movie that introduced the world to Jedi and Sith, droids and wookiees, Han Solo and the Force. It also sold a whole lot of theater tickets and toys.
There’s plenty of comics news to catch up on in this hour-and-a-quarter podcast gabfest with Paul O’Brien and Al Kennedy. We kick off by discussing the sad death of Rich Buckler, then talk a little about the extra issue recently granted to Secret Empire (as well as the execution of the story so far) and the upcoming “Doomsday Clock” story (as well as “The Button” and Watchmen more generally). But wait! There’s more!
Rich Buckler passed away on Friday due to complications from cancer at the age of 68. Buckler had a long career in comics – If you name it, he probably drew it at some point. John shares some of his personal memories of Buckler’s work.
A little something goofy for a Sunday aftenoon …
A couple of weeks ago I spent a Monday evening at the world premiere screening of the National Geographic Channel’s first scripted series, Genius, followed by a pretty elaborate cocktail party at which I almost met Ron Howard, Geoffrey Rush and Vincent Kartheiser. But we’ll get to that.
The greatest Superman story ever written is getting a new edition! That actually makes it a GREAT Miracle Monday.
Today, May 15, 2017, marks just over one year since Darwyn Cooke passed away. I didn’t want to let the occasion pass without writing something about it.