Thursday, May 31, 2007

Yeah... that's a giant zombie gorilla.

Friday, May 25, 2007


It's been a long couple of weeks at work, at home, at blah blah blah... but things are kind of slowing down a bit, which is good. And since I had a few minutes, I thought I'd just post a little something so my six readers know I'm still alive and kicking (and working)

If you don't know, I'll be at Heroescon in Charlotte June 15th - 17th with Flashback Universe (even though I've yet to officially write anything for them), talking up Jim's awesome CBR formatted web-comics as well as my own silly stuff.

Here's a link - we're down about midway down, under Flashback Universe.

I hope to be giving away free mini-comics featuring the rescripted DOCTOR IMPOSSIBLE vs. FRANKENSTEIN's MONSTER 6-pager I did for 803 # 1, and maybe (if I have enough time) a rescripted version of Hero House from 803 # 3.

That's right... I'm going to milk both of those stories for all they're worth, but here's the thing - if you pick up a copy of Doctor Impossible # 1 (only a $2.00) at the show, and take one of the minis, you'll walk away with every Doc appearance to date, which is pretty cool, right?
I'll be displaying at least the first 3 pages of Danger Ace, so for those of you who voted and want to see what you helped create... stop by and take a look.

Also, my man Ricardo Cabrera and I plan to kick off our new webcomic this weekend, and here's an exclusive sneek peek at the thumbnails for all you Bad Simian readers out there.

It's called ARMSTRONG'S.

Thursday, May 17, 2007


Oh, my god! I kid you not - BATMAN #665 doesn't just have the best Batman line/moment of the last ten years. IT HAS TWO OF 'EM!
I'm not exaggerating and I refuse to spoil it, but if you've got the clams, put 'em on the counter and take this one home... and remember, this is coming from a guy that doesn't even like DC comics any more.
Phil at Poptown's started a little grass roots campaigning for, who're trying to get their new magazine off the ground. Throw 'em some support, yo...

Tuesday, May 15, 2007


Nuff Said!

12, YO!

Round Two ended yesterday, and we finished in twelfth place, which means Jerry and I are headed into Round Three.

Thank you to the following:

Phil Looney
Chris Sims
Tug Baker
Jim Shelley
Jason Wright
Scott Simmons
David Hamby
Meredith Hamby
Caleb Hamby
Nicholas Hamby
My mom and dad
Madelyn's mom and dad
Matt Gossett
Robert Brown
Matt Penn
Seth King
Tracy Hollingsworth
Jeff Kahrs
Brian Habing
Steven Prouse
Bruce Brown (new scribe of Image Comics' BRIT)
Ricardo Cabrera
Pedro Hermosilla
Dawn, Bethany, and Mellissa from work
Shawn Bridgers
The McCues

A special thanks to Jerry Hinds for being the coolest artist no Earth, and to his family and friends for dropping an army of little yes votes on camp Danger Ace.

Finally, I thank my lovely and talented wife, Madelyn, for being so patient and supportive these past few weeks (not to mention the last six years).

She took care of all the usual stuff - the house, the bills, the dog, EVERYTHING! - while juggling the three busiest weeks of the year at her fulltime, all while I sat in my dumb little office sending emails, making phone calls, thinking about fake people, writing and reworking scripts, etc... it's obvious to anybody that an idiot like me doesn't deserve her, but she's my everything, and I'm glad she keeps me around. Thanks, M!

Sunday, May 13, 2007


This season... on Danger Ace.

We saw Chad Bowers and Jerry Hinds introduce their comics project, the Danger Ace, into Dimestore Productions Small Press Idol competition.

Round One went smoothly, awarding the duo quick and easy entry into Round Two.

But as the Round Two deadline approached, Danger Ace was nowhere to be seen, leading some to wonder if Chad and Jerry were going to make it in time. With one day to go, Danger Ace's five phenomonal character studies were posted and in no time, voting had begun.

After a slow start, Danger Ace began to climb in the rankings, eventually coming in at #12 (out of 60) the morning of the final voting day.

Now, with the other contestants fighting for every vote they can get, will Team Danger Ace maintain their momentum and be able to stay in the top 30 and make it into Round Three?

If you'd like to vote "YES" for the Danger Ace, follow the link below and you'll be taken to the forum at Small Press Idol.

You'll have to register, but it's free and easy. Once you're registered, reply to the last post in the Danger Ace forum thread and simply type "Y - E - S".

The results will be revealed tomorrow!

(Thanks to everyone who's voted this week... we couldn't ask for better friends, family, and fans.)

Thursday, May 10, 2007


Revvin' up your engine
Listen to her howlin' roar
Metal under tension
Beggin' you to touch and go

Highway to the Danger Zone

Ride into the Danger Zone

Headin' into twilight
Spreadin' out her wings tonight
She got you jumpin' off the track
And shovin' into overdrive

Highway to the Danger Zone

I'll take youRight into the Danger Zone

You'll never say hello to you
Until you get it on the red line overload
You'll never know what you can do
Until you get it up as high as you can go

Out along the edges
Always where I burn to be
The further on the edge
The hotter the intensity

Highway to the Danger Zone

Gonna take youRight into the Danger Zone

Highway to the Danger Zone!

Danger Ace continues to climb the SPI charts, jumping today from 31 to 18, thus breaking us into the top 30... again, a very sincere thank you goes out to each and everyone who's voted thus far, and please, continue to tell folks about us.

Voting continues all the way 'til Sunday, and we still need every vote we can get.

Again, here's the link:

Only registerd voters allowed... but it doesn't take much, so register, yo!

Also, a specail thank you goes out to the internet's Chris Sims for giving us such a stunning endorsement over at his cleverly disquised attempt at taking over the world, The Invincible Super Blog.

Oh, and just so you know... voting YES for Danger Ace means you can be my wingman anytime.

Wednesday, May 9, 2007


Yesterday, Danger Ace placed 46 out of 60 entries. This morning... we're at 31!

You're making it happen, guys, and words can't do justice to how much we appreciate your support... but a sincere and heartfelt THANK YOU goes out to everyone who's voted thus far.

Again, the deal still stands - if you throw us a bone with a "Yes", let me know and you'll be entered in a drawing, the winner of which will have a character named after them in Danger Ace #1.

But there's still 5 days and we need to keep climbing, .

So if you know anyone that likes stories - specifically those were badass black dudes pretend to be dead white dudes, and fight zombie King Kongs, giant Nazi ant-men, and Ernest Hemingway... let 'em know about Danger Ace, cause chances are, it was made for them!

Here's the link again:,com_smf/Itemid,137/topic,2854.0/

Oops. Almost forgot to mention Phil Looney. Phil's the original indie-comics creator of Columbia, and he helped out tremendously by giving Danger Ace (and your's truly) a GIANT shout out on his blog yesterday, and I just wanted to say thanks.

Thank you, Phillip!

Tuesday, May 8, 2007


Danger Ace is in 46Th place, and considering we weren't even on the board yesterday, that's pretty cool.

But we still need a lot of votes, and I mean a lot of 'em. To make it into Round Three, we've got to be in the top 30, and we're 16 spots away with six days to go.

A giant THANK YOU to everybody who's voted so far.

If you haven't, here's the link again:,com_smf/Itemid,137/topic,2854.0/

Remember, you must be registered member to vote, and all it takes is simpling going into the Danger Ace Round Two forum and typing the letters Y - E - S! Once you're registered, it's the easiest thing you'll do all day - promise!

Now, as for registering... I know some of you are having trouble getting registered, and I apologize for that. It seems like Dimestore's got quite a few bugs in there system... and they lock the forums every morning to count votes, so it's looking like the afternoon and evening (east coast time) is the best time for voting.

Again, thanks for all the "Yes"s so far, but we ain't out of the woods yet... so here's the deal.

If you give us a "Yes" vote, let me know, and you'll be entered into a drawing to have a character in Danger Ace #1 named after you!

Remember: Your "YES" vote + Danger Ace = A CAVEMAN IN A LAB COAT!

(And that's all I'm saying.)

Thanks again, guys.

Monday, May 7, 2007



All right, I need help.

Jerry and I jumped into Round Two for Danger Ace this weekend, and with less than a week left, we need all the votes we can get.

Yeah, it IS a total pain to register, and I'm not terribly excited about asking you guys for votes, but I guess it takes what it takes, right?

In advance, I want to thank you guys for throwing support our way.

And obviously don't just have to vote for me... or for me at all if you don't like the idea. But there're a lot of great concepts over there that need your support just as much, so take a look before you leave, and maybe you'll see something you like.


Haven't read everything I picked up, but here's what I got to and what I thought.

Spider-man: Fast Lane - Cool story, kudos to Slott and Jimenez for making it as fun as it was. I really REALLY hope Slott's the guy that follows JMS, and that he brings Jackpot and the Bookie along with him!

Umbrella Academy - Ha! This thing was a hoot. If I'm being honest, Gabriel Bá was the main reason I picked this one up. I don't know much about Gerard Way or My Chemical Romance, but I thought he did great with this one, and wouldn't mind seeing more of Spaceboy, the Rumor, and the rest of the gang... and after a quick search, it looks like there might be a mini-series slated for September '07.

Comics Festival - Very Canadian, very cool.

Transformers Prequel Thing - Eh, it was what it was... might've liked it more if the characters had faces and bodies I could differentiate. I hear the actual movies going to have a lot of explosions, and a giant robot or two... but mostly explosions.

Astounding Wolf-Man - No bad, thought it was pretty much middle of the road Kirkman. I'll probably jump on the on-going and see where it goes as it does have a wolf-man in it. We do get a brief glimpse of Bruce "Kimo" Brown's and Cliff Rathburn's BRIT on-going, which I'm looking forward to. Bruce's a friend, and he's been working his ass off since I've know him, so it's awesome to see if paying off. Good luck, Trip!

After that, I started reading Criminal, which I jumped on this weekend, but I'm still really looking forward to Eddie Campbell's Black Diamond Detective Agency story, D&Q's Activity Book, and Choose Your Weapon.


Saturday, May 5, 2007


I love Free Comic Book Day.

When I worked at the store, I kind of hated it, and I wonder if that's not the case for most retailers. But as a fan... man, in true Old Milwaukee fashion, I doesn't get any better than this!

Here's what I plan on picking up:

Umbrella Academy Zero Killer Pantheon City 2007
Walt Disney’s Mickey Mouse 2007
Transformers the Movie Prequel # 1 2007
Astounding Wolf-Man # 1 2007
Amazing Spider-Man Swing Shift 2007
Tokyopop Choose Your Weapon 2007
Ape Entertainment’s Comic Spectacular 2007
The Unseen Peanuts 2007
Comics Festival 2007
Marvel Adventures Three-In-One 2007
Nexus Special 2007
Owly & Korgi 2007
Comics 101: How to & History Lessons from the Pros 2007
Viper Comics Presents: Josh Howard’s Sasquatch 2007

If I missed anything good, let me know, a'ight?

Friday, May 4, 2007


The Friday morning movie crowd.

Went to the midnight premiere of Spider-man 3 last night, and thought it was okay, but nothing to really write home about.


Hayden-Church as the Sandman.

acting... she actually looked like she wanted to be in this one.

as Gwen... tell me you didn't fall in love with her in every scene she was in. Shuttup, cause you're a liar!

as JJJ. Am I the only person who wants a J. Jonah Jameson feature film penned by David Mamet? "And the Oscar goes to..." S'all I'm saying.

The "ring" scene at the restaurant.

Peter's black suit... not the Spidey one, but the "going out" one.

Osborn's man servant. (Hey, he made me laugh)


X-TREME HARRY!!! Skyboard? Yeah! Robo-retractible goggles? Yeah! Forearm blades? Yeah! Basketball? Yeah! Omelete? Yeah! Scar? HELL, YEAH!

The symbiote's arrival.

Showing Eddie Brock's face over and over... do Venom or don't do him, I don't care, but at least commit, y'know?

Giant-sized Sandman # 1.

The final battle, and the news report leading up to it. "This could be the end... of Spider-man."

In Venom's message to Spidey, "Spider-man" is written in the 90s Spider-man logo font.

Visual effects looked a little rushed.

I give it 3 gorillas.