I’d like to thank the critics (sometimes it’s hard to find their actual names) who have given me such nice reviews in the past two days online. I have Google Alerts set up so I can track what’s being said about me online. They are as follows:
Buffyverse Comic Reviews – http://buffyversecomics.blogspot.com/
Buffyverse Comic Reviews: Illyria Chats With the Exs
Here’s the exerpt:
Art: You may as well copy and paste my praise for David Messina’s art from #1 in here. One thing you can leave out, though, is my gripes about Gunn’s inconsistent beard. The art in this issue is 100% consistent, and Messina added that he would be fixing Gunn’s beard for the collection.
Covers: Both of these covers are considerably better than the ones from the first issue. The Messina cover is at once brutal and beautiful, featuring an image of Gunn in creepy blue lighting that makes his eyes all shadowy, with an image of Gunn as a vampire slicing through the middle of the issue. The same format is used for the rest of Messina’s covers in this arc, and I love it. And this time, Dave Dorman’s cover is just as great as Messina’s. Over a beautiful blue and purple backdrop, Gunn and Illyria, all promed-out, are dancing. Gunn dips Illyria, and to his horror, demonic tentacles whip up in front of them. That could be collection cover status.
And here is yesterday’s review:
Star Wars Bounty Hunters
By Comic Book Reviews
GenX Comics – http://genxcomics.com/
4 Stars Dave Dorman Is The Best
Dave Dorman rendered the cover art for this work. Mr. Dorman is by no means the only artist that creates the visual work for this and other Star Wars Series, but I have always felt he is one of the best. I wish I could say the same for the collection of short stories profiling some old friends and some new, but that would be a stretch for even science fiction.
I’d also like to thank those critics out there that occasionally give me a negative review, because it emboldens me to work harder.
As for my latest news, I’m looking forward to seeing Todd Rundgren on Sunday in Chicago with The Devil’s Candy Store co-founder Charlie Athanas. I’m also hopeful that I will be a guest on The Dennis Miller Radio Show when he comes into Chicago next week. As many of you know, I am a fan of Dennis’ from more than 20 years back, and it will be a lot of fun to talk with him and his producer Christian in person. My wife ran into Dennis at San Diego Comic-Con, and it all sort of evolved from there. I am donating my Transformers painting, which was the cover art for GEEK Monthly Magazine’s San Diego Comic-Con special edition issue, to Dennis Miller’s favorite charity, http://www.USACares.org. This helps military families financially, and as many of you know, I am a USAF military brat, so that is near and dear to my heart.
I will be attending the Star Wars Fan Days show in Dallas (http://www.scifiexpo.com) the weekend of October 24th & 25th, so please put it on your calendar if you can make it out there. That show should be a lot of fun. (A special thanks to the 501st Midwest Garrison, of which I am an honorary member, for always giving me such great support.)
If you get a chance to visit Windy City Con, be sure to say hello to my friends and special guests Tony Aikens, Mike Kennedy and Alex Wald.
Thanks for reading, everyone. I will do my best to post updates more regularly.