Taking advice from super villains is never a good idea, but since the Hobgoblin has reinvented himself as a good guy, I’ve decided to follow one of his entrepreneurial tips and promote my new Marvel book. It’s a three issue mini-series called AXIS: HOBGOBLIN and it has been a blast to write. Especially working with the amazingly talented Javier Rodriguez who has come up with so many great images for this book (Including the beautiful and hilarious covers like the one above.) Read more about it here and stay tuned for how you might be able to actually own of these awesome Hobgoblin T-Shirts.
Appearing on Chris Hardwick’s pop culture game show @midnight on Comedy Central with fellow Robot Chickeners Seth Green and Rachel Bloom. Catch the entire episode here.
Since taking over the reigns of Marvel’s SUPERIOR SPIDER-MAN TEAM UP title last month with issue #9, I’ve had a great time contributing to the story arc of Superior Spider-Man’s fall from grace, as the ego-maniacal Spidey-Ock realizes he’s not so superior after all — The “rise” portion of the arc being written by the amazing Chris Yost, whose name (in a blow to my own ego) still graces the cover of SSMTU #10 due to an oversight on Marvel’s part. Nonetheless, the passing of the baton has gone very well (see a review of issue #9 here) and my only hope is that Marvel will accidentally put my name on the next THOR movie since Chris is also the brilliant writer behind that.
Moving forward, however, (because only the best people do) I’ll get a chance to add a storyline of my own next month by delving into the past and bringing two super-villains together who, oddly enough, have never truly appeared together since Spider-Man first swung onto the scene in 1962. Namely, the Green Goblin and Doctor Octopus. Arguably Spider-Man’s top two villains, these guys have never consciously shared the same page together (that we were aware of) yet all that will change with Superior Spider-Man Team-Up issues #11 and 12. And to mark the pivotal point at which this happens in the current Spider-Man time line, Paul Rivera has created two awesome covers that come together to create one amazing image. Read more about it here and pick up a few much needed chapters in Spider-Man’s history on comic book Wednesdays.
I am incredibly proud of this accomplishment and of the amazing team of talent that got us here. And if I haven’t bored you already than maybe you’d like to read more about it here. VIVA LA MAD!
The Superior Carnage mini-series that I’m doing for Marvel has been a blast. I talk about it more here, but make sure you pick up the latest issue if only for the awesome artwork from Stephen Segovia brought to beautiful life by the incredible color work of Jay Ramos. And as always, Clayton Crain delivers the most gripping covers.
Big thanks to Jeff Rivera for his flattering article in the Examiner. If only my doctor would examine me this nicely.
It will be a day long remembered! Next Wednesday, February 27th, at 7pm at Meltdown comics in Los Angeles, I will have the honor of being inducted into the legendary “501st,” a global organization which raises money for charities through it’s appreciation, celebration and awareness of STAR WARS, as displayed through it’s legion of quality-costumed SW characters. And since it took me a half hour to construct that last sentence, I will let Meltdown comics say the rest at their site here. But please, “Join me! (Said in my best Darth Vader) And we will rule the evening with helmets and guns!” Then catch the season three finale of MAD on Monday, March 4th for our reality series spoof, STAR WARS EARNED STRIPES. 8:30pm on Cartoon Network.