A few weeks back Chili’s attempted to jump on a faded social trend of My Little Pony mania by asking what a Brony would like to eat at their restaurant. They deleted the tweet shortly after it was brought to their attention by the ientire nternet that a “sexualized cartoon horse” was not the best advertising for their franchises.
Good times on the internet.
sequentialmatt asked: Dear Citizen Ken - As a horror movie aficionado, what list of quality scary movies would you recommend during these Halloween-times?
My Horror 101 list is purely personal and not at all academic or exhaustive, but would include (in no particular order):
Night of the Living Dead/Dawn of the Dead/Day of the Dead/Land of the Dead
Return of the Living Dead
Evil Dead 1 and 2
A Nightmare on Elm Street
Tourist Trap (thanks for reminding me of this one, Dorian)
The Crazies (remake)
House of the Devil
The Texas Chain Saw Massacre
An American Werewolf in London
And probably a bunch of other stuff that’s going to occur to me as soon as I hit “Publish.”
That drawing on the top is a sketch gone wrong. It’s a shame, I was enjoying it, but I drew it at a weird angle and the characters on top got bigger and bigger without me noticing it. Bummer. Anyway, Legion of Super-Heroes members I could recall from memory, I crossed a lot of continuities there, I’m sure.
The guy on the bottom is Tyroc, the Legionnaire who could “affect reality with his voice”. Fuck, so can I, I can go into a restaurant and say “Give me a burger” and then soon I have a burger. LIKE MAGIC.
I loved this guy, even though he disappeared so quickly, I remember being impressed with his big sound effect nonsense words, although now I wish they had done even more outrageous styles with ‘em.
Hey, wanna hear my idea for what I woulda done with Tyroc if I was the president of comic books? No? Of course you don’t, but here goes: Tyroc came from this Brigadoon-like island that would only reappear in our world once a century, see? In my continuity, that island would have been the wizard Shazam’s Rock of Eternity one thousand years from today, changed from barren rock to lush island over the millennium as a haven against evil, and included in its population would be the descendants of Shazam’s mighty champions. Tyroc would have been the wizard’s latest champion, but rather than having the powers of the Marvel Family, he’d have at his beck and call an arsenal of magic words, each one capable of affecting a different change in reality.
Yup! That’s a dumb idea my brain knows! Also the Dial H For Hero dials and the reality-warping horn used by Mal Duncan of the Teen Titans would have also been Shazam artifacts, and Mal would have been another champion of Shazam, and other fun dot-connecting, but w/e, it’s much better that Superman lasers bad guys in the face sometimes now instead I guess.I would have read the covers off that Tyroc book…
BOO #1 DEBUTS ON OCTOBER 10, 2013
I’m very pleased to announce that BOO:HALLOWEEN STORIES #1 will be available on COMIXOLOGY this October! A weekly four-issue series released up through Halloween, BOO! will feature all-new horror stories by a great mix of creators. The cost? A measly 99 cents an issue!
ISSUE ONE debuts on Thursday, October 10, and features three all-new stories by David Hopkins, Leonard Pierce, RJ White, Paul Milligan, Neal Von Flue, Carl Nelson and Matthew Warlick, plus a framing sequence, cover, editing and design by yours truly, Calamity Jon Morris!
Now you know what all these guys are about! Check in with BOO! in October to see who survives!
You should totally buy these and I’m not just saying this because I drew a story in either issue #3 or #4.
Joe and I have a short story in one of these issues, but you should buy all four of them, because we are just one part of a pretty incredible line-up of creators on this thing!
This looks like some quality stuff from quality folks.
The Final Summer of Battling Boy Give-Away!
Reblog for a chance to win a Battling Boy shirt or a copy of Paul Pope’s Battling Boy from First Second and Destroy Comics! If this blog hits 2000 followers in the duration of this giveaway, the 2000th follower will win a shirt or a book!
For the final Summer of Battling Boy Give-Away series, I’m combining the give-aways for the Battling Boy Shirt and the Battling Boy book into one post, so all entries are counted for both the shirt and book give-aways.
The shirt winners will be selected at the end of September.
The book winners will be selected on October 5th.
Simply reblog, like, and/or follow. The more reblogs you get from your followers, the higher your chances of winning in random selection!