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#345: You Wouldn’t Steal a Car…

April 6, 2009

Notes from the Manager

Yes, in case you don't pay attention to these things, X-Men Origins: Wolverine got leaked to the internet in a near-DVD quality transfer on April 1st. It's an early cut, about fifteen minutes shorter than the final cut bound for theaters — possibly done before the movie's copious reshoots had been done.

Don't watch it. It's unfinished, for one thing. For another, watching big-budget action movies on tiny little video files (even blown up to your big-ass TV) is… it's just not the same. If you don't understand why, get your eyes and ears examined; I'm not going to waste bandwidth explaining it to you.

Even terrible action movies can be fun on the big screen — and if you don't think Wolverine is going to be worth that much entertainment… why do you want to waste two hours of your life watching it?

Oh, by the way: this week's Triple Feature (wherein we will discuss Adventureland and Fast and Furious) will be on Wednesday night at 9PM Central, rather than tonight/Monday, because Tom Brazelton was tied up at a comic book convention this weekend and will still be travelling. Tune in Wednesday (or just wait for the podcast).

The Multiplex/Night Projectionist Give-away is now closed for entries. Go read in the forum and post about who you think should win. My opinion is easily swayed. I will announce the winners on Thursday.


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Mae Volume One is now available… and I have a comic in it!

Friday, February 17, 2017

Heads up, completists. I have a three page story in the new Mae Volume One TPB from Dark Horse Comics. This is the same one I co-wrote (with Mae creator Gene Ha) and as a thank-you for backers of its original Kickstarter edition — and Dark Horse’s editors decided to include the story in the back matter of this new collection, along with a bunch of other short stories by other great creators.

BUT… I have a story in a Dark Horse-published book! That’s cool!

If you’re not familiar with Mae, it’s an all-ages adventure comic by Gene Ha (Top Ten and a billion other comics). Here’s the official Dark Horse synopsis:

When she was just a girl, Abbie discovered a portal to a fantasy world and has since had great adventures there: defeating horrible monsters, power-mad scientists, and evil nobles. But when she turned twenty-one it all came apart and she decided to return home. Her sister, Mae, had no idea what happened to Abbie all this time, and Abbie’s tales are too hard to believe—that is, until the monsters and other terrible creatures start to cross over to our world . . . Collects issues #1–#6.

I highly recommend it. It is a lot of fun. You can learn more about Mae Volume One on Amazon.

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