This is what’s in my head. If you don’t want to know, don’t read it. You have been warned.
I am facing tragedy for the second time this week. Facing tragedy as a human and as an American.
I nearly lost a colleague, a man whose work I admire, at the Clackamas Town Center shooting this past…
Update: a THREAT from my neighbors:
So, I came home from work and found this on my door. “Kristy,” or Ms. X. as I call her, has apparently been tipped off. So I guess she’s reading this now also so I’ll just switch tones and address her directly. Here we go:
Thanks for your note. I especially enjoyed the misspelling of my name and the super terrifying use of duct tape.
I guess things have been a little more complicated for the last few days for you than usual (although not much more, you and John fight ALL THE TIME), and I guess that’s partially due to me.
I would like to take this opportunity to apologize.
I would like to, but unfortunately, I cannot, because I am completely without remorse. Your little squabbles with your gambling-addicted boyfriend have tormented me at all hours for two years, so if you’ve had a crappy couple of days, I guess we’re close to even.
I can tell you’re upset, but here’s the thing: You posted a threat on my door. Not cool, “Kristy.” I say you and I just go back to our old ways. I won’t bother you and maybe you and John can learn to use your “inside voices.”
Deal? I’ll consider it a deal unless I hear otherwise.
PS “Dead Man” is two words.
This week’s stack has Avengers, Hawkeye, All-New X-Men, Amazing Spider-Man, Deadpool, DD: End of Days and a;sldkfna;sldkfn SO GREAT!
Agent M, here for the third week in a row with a look at the stacks of comics & collections we get here at Marvel HQ.
It’s Friday, November 30, 2012 and we got our sweet stacks today. The single issues in the photo will be out Wednesday, December 5 in comic shops and on the Marvel digital comics store & app. The collections will be out across a number of weeks, I believe.
Which of the issues in the photos are you most excited to read?
My first Marvel Comic is in stores today. I wrote it with Brian Posehn for Tony Moore to draw, and it’s been a real dream project. We’ve been at this for a long time, and today we finally get to see what you think.
We’re lifelong fans of Marvel Comics, and have a special place in our heart for Deadpool. We’re counting on Deadpool’s fans to have our back and try us, but we’re hoping to pick up readers that don’t usually buy comics or buy the character.
There were certainly safer candidates that Marvel could have turned to write the book, but they went with Posehn & I. I’m hopeful that we can bring some of the folks that know us from TV, or Twitter and get you into comic shops.
If you don’t know where to find a comic shop near you call 1-888-Comic-Book or visit:
The comic is just 2.99 and I can promise without hyperbole that it’s worth every cent just for Tony Moore’s art. Comic book readers know who Tony is, and should require no further enticement. You should stop reading and go by the book. I’m biased, but his Deadpool run is unquestionably his finest work. If you’re not familiar with the name Tony Moore, you’re undoubtedly familiar with his work — on The Walking Dead.
Tony is joined by color artist Val Staples, who arrives from Criminal and is similarly at the top of his game. The legendary Geof Darrow is the regular cover artist. His work always demands repeat reading. If you’ve not checked out Shaolin Cowboy, do so immediately, and pick up Hard Boiled & The Big Guy & Rusty The Boy Robot. Geof, like Tony has already left an indelible mark on pop culture. He was the talent that helped draw The Matrix into existence. He’s on loan from the Wachowski Starship, and we’re damn lucky to have him. They’ll call him back to his home planet someday, so enjoy him while you can.
I sincerely hope you’ve stopped reading because now I just have a few people to thank: my writing partner, Brian. Here’s to many more. Our editor Jordan D White who is smarter, funnier and more mustachioed than people can imagine. Thanks also to Joe Sabino, Nick Lowe, Arune Singh, James Viscardi, Jeanine Schaefer, Ryan Penagos, Rick Remender, Jason Aaron, Bendis, Fraction, many more I’m forgetting — and to everyone that buys the comic.
I want to give an especially big thank-you to Axel Alonso. I hope none of these wonderful, talented, hard-working people lose their jobs because of MarvelNow’s Deadpool.
If you’re still reading this, you’re either my wife or my parents. To my wife, I want to say sorry I’ve been working so many nights and weekends. It has been worth it! I love you and the boy so much. And to my parents: thanks for buying me comic books. Growing up in Marvel’s Universe made me a more fun and imaginative person in this one.
Oscar-winning animator Brad Bird discusses the influence Stanley Kubrick’s Dr. Strangelove had on his career.
If you were following coverage of Sandy last night, you may have seen photos of nurses and firemen transporting babies from the NICU (Neonatal Intensive Care Unit) at NYU’s hospital. If you didn’t, you might consider looking them up. They’re very moving. They show courageous emergency and medical…
On January 1, 2013, I’ll be without a full-time job for the first time in more than half a decade. As the sole breadwinner for my family I should be terrified, but truth be told, I’m very excited.
I was hired by Gavin Purcell to write sketches for two weeks on Attack Of The Show. That was more than five years ago. I racked up over a thousand hours of live TV experience at AOTS, which is not easy to get anymore. Gavin went on to Late Night With Jimmy Fallon, and even our show hosts changed but the show endured…until now. I got to work with the hardest working staff in Hollywood, made some friends for life and met some of my heroes along the way.
All good things come to and end. I’ll be helping to write and produce the show to the end, I hope. I’m ready for my next adventure. In addition to comedy, I also write comic books like The Simpsons, the Eisner nominated Image comic The Infinite Horizon and on November 7th I’m co-writing the new Deadpool series for Marvel with Brian Posehn.
If you’re staffing a show, or looking for a writer for TV, film, comics, or video games, please think of me. If you want to talk to me about a writing opportunity drop me a note at jobs(at)gerryduggan.com
Thanks in advance for thinking of me.
I’ve threatened you with Deadpool for months now, but we’re fast approaching the moment when it’s time for you to take action. Deadpool # 1 ships on November 7th, issue # 2 is in stores on November 28th. We hope you all try the new book, and to celebrate we’re signing at a bunch of stores. Here’s what we have lined up so far in chronological order:
1) Brian Posehn & I will be signing November 7th at 5PM at Earth 2 Comics 15017 Ventura Boulevard Sherman Oaks (818) 386-9590
2) I’ll be flying to Baltimore to sign at Third Eye Comics in Baltimore on Saturday November 17th at 11 AM. This event will feature a hard-to-find store exclusive variant cover to DEADPOOL #1 by Tradd Moore. Steve at Third Eye will also have some of the out-of-print Infinite Horizon hardcovers. The shop is at 2027-A West St., Annapolis, Maryland 21401. (410)-897-0322
3) Brian & I will be on at The Comic Cellar on Black Friday November 23rd signing issues 1 & 2 beginning at 6PM. The shop is at 628 South Myrtle Avenue Monrovia, CA 91016 (626) 358-1808
4) Brian and I will be signing at Golden Apple Comics in LA at 10 AM on November 28th. 7018 Melrose Avenue Los Angeles, CA 90038 (323) 658-6047
5) Later that evening on 11-28, we’ll be signing with Rick Remender in Anaheim at Corner Store Comics 3024 W Ball Road Anaheim, CA 92804 (corner of Beach & Ball) We’ll be there at 5PM.
Come meet The Three Tenors of Assholes! We didn’t even plan to dress like this. True story!
6) Then Brian is heading to Baltimore to sign at Third Eye Comics in Baltimore on Saturday December 22nd at 11AM-1PM. Steve is also threatening to have some copies of The Last Christmas on hand too. Third Eye is at 2027-A West St., Annapolis, Maryland 21401. (410)-897-0322
Thanks again for trying the book, and we hope to see you at some of the signings.
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I don’t want to put out there that Homeland’s opening titles aren’t perfect, but I humbly put forth that I might have improved on them. Sung to the Tune of “Where Everybody Knows Your Name” The Gary Portnoy song that opened Cheers:
Bomb making your way in the world today takes everything you’ve got.
Dropping some weight to fit in your vest, sure would help a lot.
Wouldn’t you like to get to heaven?
Sometimes you want to blow
up everybody that comes near.
Think how glad you’ll make Abu Nazir.
You wanna be where you can see,
the rubble and the flames.
You wanna be where nobody knows
You wanna go where people know,
America’s drone war is a shame,
You wanna go where nobody knows