#June2012

Eight Months Into DC’s ‘NEW 52′, It Isn’t Sales “Game Changer”

Justice is served! Not the Justice League, mind you. Instead DC’s New 52 isn’t rewriting any sort of financial paradigms. This is a good thing, since you know, it really wasn’t that spectacular. Unless you like chitin armor, in which case it was the second coming of God. Or third or fourth coming, depending on your deities of choice.

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Neil Gaiman and David Mack Collaborate On Dude’s Tattoo To Benefit The CBLDF

Paul Pope is providing (yet another) variant cover for Before Watchmen  and donating it to the HERO Initiative. Here’s a way cooler way to benefit a comic book-related foundation.

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There Is a ‘WATCHMEN’ Toaster. Exploit The Corpse; SUCK ITS MARROW.

Where the soul should be, there is a distinct gaping maw. Warner Bros. and DC are trying to fill this with all sorts of (Bef0re) Watchmen  drivel. It can only make sense that one of the many marketing  diarrhea-experiences would be a toaster. Wait. No. No this doesn’t make sense, even if we’re talking cross-marketing bullshit.

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ALAN MOORE On The Fans Who Will Buy ‘BEFORE WATCHMEN’ ILU, Alan.

Yo! I’m riding on this here high horse, and I’m swooping down with some awesomeness from Alan Moore on the fans who will buy Before Watchmen. Note: I know he’s generalizing since I think Rendar and others here at OL are going to buy it, and they seem like decent enough people. You know. Friends. A brother. But still. I fist-pump to the sentiment while acknowledging the necessary middle ground everywhere in Existence.

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