Happy Halloween from your pals at ComixTALK
Submitted by Xaviar Xerexes on October 31, 2011 - 04:00
Boo! An unexpected update from the undead ComixTALK.
FANG TEN: Just in time for Halloween, Boom Studios is serializing Dracula: The Company of Monsters on the web. About 14 pages so far, it looks like it might be fun, so far jumping between the time of Vlad the Impaler and a present-day ruthless corporate boss. Also it's credited as created by Kurt Busiek so it's got that going for it.
SUPERTORT: The ABA (American Bar Association and that's bar as in lawyers not martinis... er well maybe both) Journal has a list of the top 10 superhero lawyers. (Side Bar: I'd never heard of the character of Manhunter before but I'd hate to see what DC would do her costume -- there's not much there to be rebooted... if you know what I mean -- and I hope you because I don't.)
DINOMITEOSAUR: Are y'all reading Hipsters? The hipsters versus dinosaurs storyline is pretty funny.
YOU WILL SUBMIT: The videogame-themed website Joystiq is still soliciting videogame-themed webcomics to suggest themselves to its Weekly Webcomic Roundup. I may have found the comic Brentalfloss from there -- I definitely chuckled at the ones I got although some... whoosh, didn't get.
MILESTONES: Brad Guigar made his 2000th pun this month. Wait wait -- I meant to say he posted his 2000th Evil, Inc strip October 22nd. He made his 2000th pun before he could walk.
PRINTED THINGS: Shaenon Garrity has a new giant omnibus collection of her first webcomic Narbonic with all six years of the strip into two fat volumes. Copies are available through the Couscous store.
GOTTA KEEP THOSE: I watched the pilot online when Michael Jonathan tweeted about it but I'll just borrow a bit from Gary who was diligent enough to keep blogging every single day for EVER.... taking a deep breath for a second... Anyhow Jonathan and others are working on a new MTV animated show called Good Vibes which runs after the resurrected Beavis and Butthead show (which by the way -- I guess they're now going to watch MTV reality shows since the network doesn't play videos anymore).
MAILBAG: Harvey Award nominated Terry LaBan writes that the webcomic Muktuk Wolfsbreath, Hard Boiled Shaman is nearing completion. This actually has gotten a ton of praise from other creators and critics and it's on my list to check out. It's "a dark tale of love, metaphysics and obsession set among reindeer-herding tribesmen in the chilly forests of Siberia" -- probably perfect for this time of year!
NOT WEBCOMICS: And I leave you with this montage of clips from Big Trouble in Little China -- watch it and wonder if Kurt Russell actually knows what's going on!