Monday, August 13, 2007

Magic Eight Ball Mondays No More

I've decided to stop doing the whole "Magic Eight Ball Mondays" thing mostly because, beyond that first one, it's been pretty crap. Ah well. Sometimes the ideas work, sometimes they don't. If I have a reason to, I'll do magic eight ball posts in the future.

So, Wizard World Chicago . . .

Mark Millar and Bryan Hitch on Fantastic Four. Meh.

Warren Ellis on Ultimate Hulk and Iron Man is interesting just for the fact that Ellis flat-out tells us that he's doing the book as a favour. That seems to be the way a lot of Ellis' Marvel work has been and yet it's still good. I find it refreshing that Ellis doesn't even fake it in a industry full of creators who gush about how much they love the characters and have wanted to do this book since they were five. Ellis is just a professional writer hired to do a job and he does it well.

Anything else happen work talking about?

And, of course, Mike Wieringo passed away yesterday under rather shocking circumstances that show just how random and unfair life is. He was one of the few artists working in comics who had a style all his own, one that was so recognisable and distinctive that a quick glance revealed him as the artist. I always enjoyed his work and I don't know what else to say.