Have you guys subscribed to Ed Brubaker’s (From the desk of Ed Brubaker) mailing list? If you’re into his stuff, you really should.
Brubaker (Captain America; the crime noir book Criminal; and—my favorite of the lot—Kill or Be Killed, etc.) is one of the industries foremost comic book writers to make use of the mailing list medium wherein he gets to puts out the online content that he wants to an equally interested audience.
That’s sort of the dream isn’t it?
Well, with the help of Substack.com platform, I hope to give subscribers similar updates on my latest collaborations, release dates, giveaways (yes! giveaways!), and by the last quarter of this year: The anticipated return of The Tedi31.com Podcast!
At the time of this writing, I have four comic book artists and writers lined up for interviews—so watch out for Pods in the near future.
Although an unofficial count, I believe the posters of Lindol Issue #1, Issue #2, and Issue #3 along with OBIsessions Issue #1 are completely sold out!
The limited edition posters were promotional giveaways during the release of each book.
Were you lucky enough to pick them up?
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Had some time this morning to sit down and read a couple of the books that I purchased yesterday: Captain America #8 and Simone Bianchi and Mark Millar’s Sharkey The Bounty Hunter #1.
Sharkey The Bounty Hunter #1 (Volume #1 | 2019)
Now, I wasn’t immediately drawn to the name “Sharkey The Bounty Hunter” or its science fiction kid/parent dynamic premise but decided to give it a chance since I am a big fan of Mark Millar related properties…and I’m glad I did. In addition, Italian artist Simone Bianchi’s art clearly stands out in more ways than one.
I know that last sentence is pretty vague but do ask me about it if ever we meet up in person.
With the success of 2014’s The Lego Movie, it was only a matter of time before my family and I caught its highly anticipated sequel on the big screen, The Lego Movie 2: The Second Part. I went into this movie blind–having made it a practice to (as much as possible) not watch any featured film’s promos leading up to its release–but had an inkling that it may not have the same kind of cultural impact that made its predecessor an overwhelming success.
In 2010, writer Mark Millar and artist Steve McNiven released a four-part series called Nemesis that centered on the the intriguing premise, “What if Batman was The Joker?”
Now, I would have bought that book in a heartbeat had I been more active in the comic book community during that time. But in truth, I knew nothing about it until I read it during a connecting flight from San Francisco to Manila (via Portland) back in 2016.
Despite some over-the-top sub themes, I thought the book was relatively great.
My one takeaway: Nemesis’ design reminded me so much of an all-white Hanna-Barbera Productions’ Space Ghost.
After work this morning, I proceeded to Comic Odyssey in Fully Booked, Bonifacio High Street for the Secret Empire #4 signing event featuring Leinil Francis Yu, Gerry Alanguilan, and Romulo Fajardo, Jr.
The afternoon signing–scheduled from 1 pm to 4 pm–served as a reunion of sorts for the longtime creative team of Yu and Alanguilan who haven’t had a signing together in well over a year. It was great to see them both.
For those of you who may be too young or unaware of the history of CapWolf, it is a Captain America (Volume 1) story that ran for six issues (#402-#407) way back in 1992. The gist of the story: Captain America turns into a werwolf and dukes it out with Logan. After the dust settles, Cap manages to regain human form.
As a way to join in on the collective efforts of the comic book community, I have donated this original inked Superior page (Issue #4 | Page #15) and left it with the kind people of Druid’s Keep/DK Collectibles, Inc. over at their Fort branch.
Art by Leinil Francis Yu and inked by Gerry Alanguilan, Superior (2010) holds the Guinness Book of World Records for being the fastest comic ever produced as well as having the most number of creators working on a single comic.
Sir Gerry signed the piece at the Komikero Komiks Museum in San Pablo City on August 13, 2016, while Leinil added his signature during Free Comic Book Day 2017 at Filbar’s Megamall.