Thursday, July 5, 2007

So, am I taking this week off (he asks on Thursday)?

Looks like it. Not because I'm doing anything interesting (I made risotto last night, which is probably the high point of the week so far; fondue on Saturday, though), but because everybody else in the industry apparently is, leaving me with little to talk about. Plus, due to circumstances beyond my control, I've had to get up at the ungodly hour of 5:30 AM every morning this week. My body doesn't like this, apparently. It's not the lack of sleep--I've fared better with fewer hours. It's more like there's some gland or nerve cluster or something that just doesn't like being active at 5:30 in the morning. It's like I've got a heavy weight tethered to my forehead until about 9 AM. I don't know how you commuters manage.

Oh, hey, UFC 73 is this weekend. Look at the Wikipedia page for it--they could practically run a Brazil vs. US theme for this (especially if you want to claim Gurgel for the US, though I'm not sure how he'd feel about this kind of identity annexation). My picks: Silva (narrowly), Sherk (widely), Evans, Nog, Florian (upset possible here), Gurgel, Bonnar (assuming his dealer hasn't cut him off), Lytle, and Edgar (and that last bout had better make the air). On a related note, I hear that Rampage-Henderson at 75 won't be for the title--which is UTTER PRO WRESTLING BULLSHIT, to an extent which dwarfs whatever seems like the most utter bullshit in the comics industry right now. This is like finding out that Jack Kirby and Charles Schulz collaborated on a previously undiscovered Tintin series--of NOVELS. Actually, that's a rather flawed analogy, but I'm pretty sure I've lost all but a couple of you at this point.

Anyway, normal service resumes Monday, or the next time some scrap of news/blog entry inspires the customary verbosity.


throughsilver said...

Hey Dick: let me know when you write on MMA in future. I try to read this blog when I can, but I feel ignorant and intimidated most of the time; I don't get any of the in-jokes.


Dick Hyacinth said...

No problem, TS. You shouldn't assume, however, that there are necessarily any jokes to get. I deal in anti-humor quite a bit here.

Michael Novotny said...

If there is anyone who is interested in the Ultraverse, or is an Ultraverse collector, please contact me by e-mail at
Your address will be shared with other people who are on the Ultraverse e-mail distribution list.

If you come across another person interested in the Ultraverse or an Ultraverse collector, have him or her send me an e-mail to be added to the distribution list.

I have been researching for weeks and have created a list of issues and variant covers which should be close to complete. If you would like pdf copy e-mailed to you, let me know -- even if you do not want to be on the distribution list.

Once you get the pdf list, if you have, or know for sure of a cover or issue not on this list, please let me or the group know.

Any future e-mails are intended to be very infrequent, primarily to distribute collector updates.

Next year marks the 15th anniversary of the Ultraverse (1993 -2008) and I have been on several websites asking people to write to Marvel managing editor Joe Quesada to do something to mark that anniversary, such as a trade paperback of all the first issues, or a "Best of the Ultraverse.' I have even added Joe to our mailing list -- hope he doesn't mind.

You can join in encouraging Joe to consider this by e-mailing him at

Btw, I was at San Diego Comicon this year and thought that next year might also be a great occasion to present a look back at the very interesting story of little upstart Malibu comics and the origins of The Ultraverse.

Best wishes,


Louis Vuitton Outlet said...

This topic was really educational and nicely written.