Let’s take a look at the trades and books I managed to read in January. I promise a lot of writing and maybe some laughs? I don’t know what amuses you people!
Dan Spiegle passed away on Saturday.
If you weren’t familiar with Dan’s work, I feel sorry for you. He was, simply put, one of the most ferociously talented artists that comics have ever produced. And probably one of the most underrated by fandom.
We’re wrapping up Sherlock Holmes Month here at the Atomic Junk Shop, and since we started it with the fourth season of Sherlock, I thought it’d be appropriate to finish it with a look at an earlier attempt to create a Sherlock Holmes for the modern day: ZERO EFFECT.
Released 19 years ago on January 30th, 1998, ZERO EFFECT didn’t make much of a splash in theaters, but it developed a cult following on home video. Written and directed by Jake Kasdan, it stars Bill Pullman as quirky private investigator Daryl Zero and Ben Stiller as his beleaguered assistant, lawyer Steve Arlo.
The bar on supernatural Korean dramas was raised so high by this drama that it became THE standard. Goblin, The Lonely and Great God came into audience’s hearts like a rainstorm …
Last week I wrote about Dick Gautier, and mentioned that one of his first major roles was on Mr. Terrific, CBS’ ill-fated attempt at grabbing some of the heat generated by ABC’s Batman. That got me to thinking about the fallout from Batmania. There were a few shows, specials, and most especially cartoon series that tried to get some bat-mojo going. I thought I’d dig up some of the ones I remember.
Travis belatedly reviews the latest issue of Mega Princess, number 3, and also includes the sweet animated trailed that Brianne Drouhard did for the book!
Your regularly scheduled column is being pre-empted so I can boost the signal on this IMPORTANT matter.