Tuesday, June 2, 2009
Couple Of Quick Bits
Yesterday, a box from DC showed up, and it turned out to be my comp copies of the new edition of RED. As you probably know, RED was a three-issue thriller by Warren Ellis and myself that Wildstorm released in 2003. You may also know that Summit Entertainment is planning to adapt it as a feature film, possibly starring Bruce Willis, and maybe even directed by Richard Donner if the stars align correctly.
I was never happy with the previous collection of the story, because it was paired with another Ellis-written series, TOKYO STORM WARNING, as sort of a flip book. There are a number of reasons why I thought this was a terrible idea-- if you catch me at a con, ask me and I'll tell you. In any case, with the film interest, it seems that Wildstorm has finally decided to do it up right.
RED: THE NEW EDITION features the original three-part series with the original covers, sketch material, Warren's first-issue script, my first-issue layouts, and a brand new cover by me. All that for fifteen bucks. Do me a favor and head out to your LCS on June 10th, and grab a copy, would you?
If anyone's interested, my pal Aris has a li'l ol' interview with me up at his "Aris Asks" blog. You'll want to go to there.
I've noticed that a number of "media outlets" (read: gossip mongers) are up in arms about the "cost to the taxpayers" of the Obamas' date night. Look, the President of the United States can't scratch his balls without incurring a "cost to the taxpayers," okay? It's part of being president. He has to, by law, travel by helicopter, motorcade, and jet everywhere he goes, accompanied by staff, advisers, and Secret Service, not to mention the White House Press Corps. Get over it. We can't expect them to hole up in the White House and never leave except for work purposes-- they are human beings. What we have here is a segment of the chattering class who are looking very hard for something to criticize. There's a lot going on these days, and there are very legitimate things one could criticize the Obama Administration about. This ain't one of 'em.
Or on the other hand, maybe we should be looking into the "cost to the taxpayers" of President Bush's 977 days of vacation...