Friday, August 24, 2012
I grew up LOVING Marvel heroes and I still love them till this day. I still read comics (not as voraciously as I used to, but I go on binges a few times a year at least),I play the Marvel games, and hit all of the Marvel movies. I love DC as well- plus some of the indie characters- but Marvel holds the biggest, warmest place in my heart.
My kids are growing up LOVING Disney Channel and its really, really good programming. When my girls were younger they started with Disney Junior (the great Mickey Mouse ClubHouse and the like) but Disney Junior always had to compete with Nick Junior (and the fantastic Blue's Clues and Caillou). But since the kids have gotten older and moved on to that 'not a preschooler, not yet a tween' phase, the satellite dish has been 99% aimed at Disney Channel proper*. From the always sharp and funny Good Luck Charlie and Jessie to new stuff like the great Gravity Falls to the surprisingly entertaining and genuinely good original movies like LET IT SHINE and LEMONADE MOUTH, Disney Channel seems to only be rivaled by HBO and AMC when it comes to consistently having the best programming on television.
Phineas & Ferb rank as one of the best shows on Disney Channel- it's like their Sopranos or Mad Men. It's so damn funny and so, so clever. And the songs are really catchy too. Hell, forget Disney Channel: Phineas & Ferb is probably one of the top 10 TV shows at the moment across all the channels.
So imagine my delight to have seen the image above this morning!** The episode won't air till 2013 but damn, if this isn't the coolest mash up since the Punisher stormed Riverdale***, I don't know what is!
Very, very excited! :)
* I actually think the dish aims to a satellite owned by DirectTV and based on what I pay for, they decide what aspects/part of the signal I receive, right? But you get the point :).
** Love HERO COMPLEX. Sad to see that the great Geoff Boucher may be leaving :(. But I'm sure he will be on to bigger and better things. Also really dig Nikki Finke's site (although I don't know if I'd dig it so much if I worked in that industry and she covered me/us...no idea about that end...she seems equally loved and hated). So I was bummed to see this. Man, I hate when mommy and daddy fite :(...
***Except maybe the time KISS stormed Riverdale. That was pretty cool too. The hell is it about Archie and his buddies that always have them cross pollinating w/the coolest media properties?!?!
Tuesday, August 21, 2012
Summer is racing to a close :(.
Ah well. Fall rocks too :).
Anyway, one of my favorite things about summer is the San Diego Comic Con. I go every year, I go for all 4 days, I stay till they close on day 4, and I am depressed for about a day once the show ends.
I love to be surrounded by toys licensed from cool geek IP, cool new movie posters, game/comic/tv show news, geek celebs,etc.
I love hanging with new and old friends at the con in the day and in the Gaslamp District at night.
I love working the con when we have something to promote. I love taking meetings at the con when we are in production or getting a new production off the ground.
And I love meeting fans of the work we do. Be at at panels promoting our stuff or just walking the floor, meeting fans who like our games is really one of the best parts.
And I'm already excited for next year's con.
And I just realized that I forgot to post pics of this year's con. So, with all that said, here are some things from San Diego Comic Con 2012 that I thought were neat, interesting, odd, cool, and/or photo worthy.
Me meeting one of my fave writers and one of my fave celebs. Super nice guy.
Snazzy Art! Would love to hang on my walls at home!
Sideshow Collectibles is just amazing! See the tiny Surfer?!? So cool! :)
Boba Fett! Boba Fett?!? Where?!?!
One of my favorite slashers ever!
Zelda with Blood?!? YES PLEASE!!!! :)
If religion had been sold this way to me as a kid, I'd have happily signed up!
Thanks Warren Robinett!
So does Lucas sue Marvel or does Marvel sue Lucas?!?
Yo J...ah fuck it. Here's some dolls on a bridge.
Storm Shadow fights a doll on a roof.
Where's my President Bartlet Mego?!?!
Pretty cotton smoke!
Doctor Who Swag Is Cool!
We Can Rebuild Him...
Bought This To Scare The Kids With! :)
Follow That Cheap Ass Big Bird Costume
EarthWord Jim Vs. Viewtiful Joe (?) Vs Zombie Brides!
My Comic Con Crush!
Forrey Would Be Proud!
Coolest Costume At The Con!
Doctor Strange Pose! Great costumes tho!
And just some random stuff: