Be sure to watch 60 Minutes tonight: First look at the rehearsal and production of "Spider-Man: Turn Off the Dark", the most ambitious and expensive musical ever brought to a Broadway stage, by U2's Bono and Edge, and Julie Taymor [60 Minutes]
Update: "The Spectacle of Spider-Man", 60 Minutes, 28 November 02010 [YouTube] [CBS News]
Update: Spider-Man is a great show for understudies: 3rd actor injured while swinging from the wires [Gothamist]
Neilalien enjoyed stumbling upon these in the window of an art/framing shop in Old Montreal this weekend, Diabolik a la Lichtenstein. Some Googling reveals that Diabolik's publisher Astorina has been selling these museum-quality prints [Astorina artwork at the Artchive].
The unveiling ceremony for Stan Lee's star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame set for 4 January 02011 [News From Mark Evanier]
Neil Vokes posts some of his sweet long-lost art to be published in February's Doctor Strange: From The Marvel Vault #1 [That's All Vokes!]
New Doctor Strange t-shirt based on the "falling into Death's mouth" cover of Doctor Strange #4 [Mighty Fine] [Robot 6]
Writer J. Michael Straczynski abruptly quitting his much-ballyhooed Superman and Wonder Woman runs mid-story to focus on graphic novels such as a fast-tracked sequel to successful Superman: Earth One; starts new wave of pundit buzz with comment that the comics business is moving away from the monthly periodical model [ICv2] [Techland] [IGN] [Comics Alliance] [Comic Book Resources] [JMS interview on CBR] [JMS interview on Newsarama]
JMS, illness aside, has an established history of running late on monthly books or outright not finishing series that he's started [4thletter]
JMS votes No Confidence re: the monthly periodical [Comics Reporter]
The Weirdest Thing in the Batcave: Batman's Truth Chamber [Comics Alliance]
Mystery meat explained: Comprehensive review of New Avengers #5 [Sanctum Sanctorum Comix]
Complete with multiple footnotes, an examination of how the antagonist certainly could be Agamotto, testing or wanting his Eye back, and Sanctum's continued stubbornness that the Seven Spheres War didn't happen in an Earthly nanosecond. Excelsior!
If the trailer for Syfy Channel's new "Antiques Roadshow to the stars" TV show Hollywood Treasures suggests that Stan Lee has tons of disputed Jack Kirby Silver Age art sitting in his garage, there's gonna be trouble [Robot 6]
Fans love crap because immersion filters out potentially distracting stimuli, like crappiness [Groovy Age of Horror]
Uncle Miltie doesn't even need to unzip his trousers: Blistering, entertaining, NSFW review of a recent Thor book that could apply to a few current Marvel comics/hotshot creators [The Hurting]
It can be tough for the aware fan who likes neither the work-for-hire industry system, nor phoned-in work-for-hire.
Doctor Strange: From the Marvel Vault #1 in February
Roger Stern/Neil Vokes Dr. Strange story commissioned in 01998 for the Marvel Universe series but never published will now see the light of day. This lost work chronicles Doc's first night, and first mystical encounter, in his Greenwich Village brownstone. More stories unearthed by the Marvel offices move will make their way into the From the Marvel Vault series.
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