Since I am going to be reporting for a website titled Comic Book Resources (CBR) at Comic-Con, I have been refreshing my knowledge on the comic book universe.
It’s big, y’all.
Graphic novels are being turned into hit television shows like one of the Long Household favorites The Walking Dead (starring former RA co-star Andrew Lincoln) and films. You’ve got a multitude of superheroes battling away on the big screen with franchises like The Amazing Spider-Man and Superman getting reboots. And there are video games and films based on those games along with comics exclusive to the Web.
Even chef, author and television host Anthony Bourdain is climbing on the bandwagon, co-authoring a new graphic novel Get Jiro! about LA chefs who rule like crime lords with people literally killing to get seats in the best restaurants. Sounds like a dark, twisted comedy to me. I like dark and twisted. 😉
Richard Armitage has his place in this universe, having played the villainous Hydra spy Heinz Kruger in the hit Captain America, one of the best-reviewed of The Avengers film franchise. And while Thorin is not a comic book or graphic novel character, no doubt lots of geeky fanboyz will be taking particular interest in Mr. Armitage’s performance as this legendary figure created by J.R.R. Tolkien. Heck, there is going to be a collectible action figure, almost certain to be in very high demand. Mr. A, you have arrived!
Uh-oh. Guy’s gonna be jealous. Thorin, competing with him once again.
But will Thorin also have a Richie to ride? That’s what my dark knight wants to know. So alpha male . . .
Yep, things have come a long way from my days of regular comic book reading. My tastes were eclectic back then, too. I liked Batman and Robin, Superman, the Archie comics, various romance comics with a Gothic edge and some that featured a character who was a model. For the life of me, I can’t remember her name. Millie? Madge? I hate it when I can’t remember! Ah, the things you can find out with Google. Millie! Created by none other than the legendary Stan Lee, no less, back in the 1940s, with the last edition featuring the bubbly blonde coming out in 1972.
The aforementioned Millie the Model, courtesy of comicvine.com Poor Millie, stuck with a sexist pig of a cabbie.
And I watched Saturday morning cartoons featuring various super heroes (although none of them eclipsed my beloved Looney Tunes and Rocky & Bullwinkle). Now, I’m trying to get back in touch with my inner Comic Book Geek Girl. I’m already a geek who adores the Thinking Woman’s DIY-loving Greek God-Like Geek–Richard Armitage, naturellement. I am gearing up to expand my Geek Gurl horizons.
I just got an email from Jonah at CBR and he says he’ll be in touch in a couple of weeks with lots more details. *squee*
Thanks again to everyone who has supported my efforts to cross the country to be a reporter at Comic-Con International in San Diego July 12-15.
Angie’s Comic-Con Trip Fund is growing (see button at right to donate through PayPal), and you’ll never know how much I appreciate your help. I’ve already got butterflies in my stomach.