On vacation next week, though in my head, I've been gone for days already, hence the light posting this week. Here's some stuff now, though:
Alex Ross and Jim Krueger are reviving a bunch of Golden Age characters for a project called Superpowers for Dynamite. I was getting ready to be all snarky - "And here I thought Ross's next project would be a gritty re-conceptualization of Wheelie and the Chopper Bunch," that sort of thing - and then I see this post on Newsarama and the accompanying illustration:
Okay, I admit, that's pretty cool. Looks like Alex got out his old copy of Jeff Rovin's Encyclopedia of Super-Heroes and picked out characters like a kid thumbing through the Sears Wish Book at Christmas time. Nice to see him direct his considerable industry clout somewhere other than Saturday morning again.
I don't see anything about it on their website, but Thursday, July 19th, is supposed to be Free Iced Coffee Day at Tim Horton's. So if you happen to live in a state that has a Tim Horton's somewhere - or are literally anywhere in Canada - you should partake, because their coffee is good. I also recommend the maple dip donut, but your mileage may vary.
So does this make Jon Lovitz one of America's newest heroes? Because I think you can make a pretty convincing argument for the fact now. I mean, it's not like we all haven't wanted to do the same thing at one time or another.
This is probably my favorite Muppet Show segment ever.
I love the puppetry of the African mask characters, and the song is catchy as hell. Can't wait until this episode is out on DVD so I can show it to Liam (of course, I'll be happy to have access to more than just season 1 at this point, because even at the age of 2, the kid's not that psyched about guest stars like Avery Schrieber or Kaye Ballard).