-In case you missed it, there's a new Hate Poll. I think Mark Millar might have met his match, in the Mighty Marvel Manner.
-Disappearing posts dept: Yesterday, at the Newsarama Blog, Wayne Beamer made a post critical of a short article on Wired's website giving 10 reasons why you should go see Ghost Rider. Beamer suggested that the writer of the article, Annalee Newitz, was of questionable integrity, perhaps even receiving financial compensation from Marvel. (To be fair, I though Beamer was joking about that last bit.) Then Brian Hibbs, who was familiar with Newitz' work, left a couple of comments defending her. Then the thing disappeared altogether. Here is where the original post was. (Having read the Wired article, I really wonder exactly how Beamer mistook the piece for a serious review. He seems to have a serious vendetta against Ghost Rider, perhaps because of his unyielding respect for the stunt cyclist industry. Disagree? Okay, then you try to explain it.)
But that's not all--the New Comics Weblog Update (brought to you by the civic-minded Tales From the Longbox) lists a post from Newsarama Blog called "No, He Doesn't Sound Bitter at All," with the time listed as 7:06 am. I'm not sure what time zone that refers to, but I was either still asleep or not quite ready to look at comics stuff on the internet when it was originally posted, and thus did not see the original. Following the link leads to the same "no posts match your criteria" message.
What is going on there?
-I'll give everyone another week, and then I'm going to start compiling a list of bloggers who keep spewing the same shit about Civil War, or circulate material by people who have nothing better to do than scan pages from Civil War and alter them in Photoshop. And I'll probably put them in a sidebar panel called "Wavers of the Bloody Shirt" or something. Kevin Church, please make a note of this. LET US HAVE PEACE. (That's another joke--two, actually. Again, if anyone gets these jokes, please let me know.)
-Serious content: Most of us have probably heard that Arnold Drake is dealing with a bout of pneumonia, but I didn't know Joe Sinnott recently had a heart attack until Mark Evanier mentioned it. If one were trying to determine the Greatest Inker of All Time, Sinnott would certainly merit consideration. I know I'm one of those people who thinks Kirby just didn't look like Kirby (if you know what I mean) until Sinnott started inking his pencils. I hope Mr. Sinnott feels better very soon.
-Oh good, Jog is back. I'm not saying I was going through withdrawal or anything, but his benevolent presence in an otherwise ruthless blogscape comforts me.