Tuesday, November 13, 2018

The Director of Comic-Con has died at age 57

John Rodgers, director of Comic-Con International has died at 57. He served as the president for over thirty years.

Monday, November 12, 2018

Dave Gibbons sees a different take on the HBO Watchmen series!

Dave Gibbons sees a different take on the HBO Watchmen series!

“I think they agreed Watchmen was unfilmable” Gibbons tells Entertainment Weekly about early talks for the movie, “With Watchmen, Zack made a good movie, a flawed movie certainly, but with some moments of real genius and wonder.” But he feels positive about Damon Lindelof’s version on HBO after reading the script. “I found Damon’s approach to be really refreshing and exciting and unexpected.”
“I don’t think it’s gonna be what people think it’s going to be,” he continued. “It certainly wasn’t what I imagined it to be. I think it’s extremely fresh. I’m really looking forward to seeing it on the screen. I’ve been resistant to the comic book prequels and sequels, but what Damon’s doing is not that at all, it’s very far away from that. While it’s very reverential and true to the source material (by which I mean the Watchmen graphic novel that Alan and I did), it’s not retreading the same ground, it’s not a reinterpretation of it. It approaches it in a completely unexpected way.”

Stan Lee dies at age 95, just shy of his 96th birthday

He started as a young man working for Simon Kirby at Timely. He went on to co- create plenty of iconic heroes with Jack Kirby. He later became editor and was distantly related to Martin Goodman the publisher.

He went to the same high school as Will Eisner, The DeWitt Clinton High School.

Along with Jack Kirby, Lee co-created important Marvel characters with Steve Ditko, who also died this year. Lee's wife passed away two years ago.

"I was thinking of Stan last night and his place in comic book history. He once took a moment to take a submission of drawings from a 14 year old...me. I got a reply (rejection) a few months later. The work was not up to par but at least he had someone write me a letter--and he did not forget.

Stan also made Stockton, CA the birth place of the Fantastic Four."  Soltero

Saturday, November 3, 2018

The developer who inspired Super Mario has died at age 84.

The developer, Mario Segale, who inspired Super Mario has died at age 84.