Batman: Dead in the comics, but Live! on stage.

For those of you who remember, I wrote and directed the national tour of Spider-Man Live! back in 2002-2003, so it’s with great interest that I saw that DC is announcing it’s plans for Batman Live! Written by animation great, Alan Burnett, who coincidentally has an office a few doors down from mine at Warner Bros., the Hollywood Reporter describes it as neither a musical nor a Broadway-bound theatrical production but rather an elaborate arena production aimed at kids and families. Interestingly enough, the current DC comics storyline has Bruce Wayne’s Batman coming back from the (supposed) grave in the coming year, so it’s perfect timing for Batman Live!

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Why the Justice League wont buy the new iPhone.

Because clearly it doesn’t support Flash!

(This made me chortle.) Brought to you by some clever minds.)

COMIC MONSTERS

ComicMonsters.com has posted the interview they did with me about my upcoming BATMAN: Joker’s Asylum comic. For the record, the “Monster” in question is “Clayface,” not me.

It’s a cool website for anyone interested in comics or toys that focus on the horror genre.

BATMAN: Joker’s Asylum comes out at the end of June.

“BLOB GETS JOB”

This Wednesday at 10:30pm, Comedy Central will be airing the episode of Ugly Americans that I wrote, entitled “Blob Gets Job.” I haven’t seen the final cut, so if you don’t like it, it was probably ruined in the editing 🙂 And if you listen closely, you’ll notice I lent my voice to a few of the characters, so that’s another nail in the coffin. An appropriate phrase for such a joyously macabre show.

iPlan on getting an iPad. Do you?

Marvel Entertainment recently announced its app for the Apple iPad, saying it will give fans “unrivaled access to Marvel’s rich library of comics.”

When I first heard about the “Kindle,” I wasn’t sure I’d be interested because of how much I enjoy holding and marking up whatever it is I’m reading. But I’m also a gadget guy and will usually pay for something that will make my life more convenient. (Or simply more amusing, that is.) Then came the iPad. (inevitably so.) And when Marvel announced it’s new app recently, the conflict in me grew all the more.  Mostly because with comics, searching through back issues and trolling Comic Cons and auction sites for specific issues is half the fun. Not to mention going into a store and seeing a comic you’ve written on the newsstand. However, as others have pointed out, this could also mean seeing those comics reach a wider readership since the number of comic shops throughout the U.S. is dwindling. (Gee, I wonder why?) So basically, I don’t know where I stand on this issue, but I do know that my wife just ordered me an iPad for my birthday so, technically, my hands are clean. 🙂

The Marvel Comics App, developed with ComiXology, will launch on Saturday with more than 500 classic and modern stories priced at $1.99 each. New content will arrive each week.

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