Some high schools are assigning graphic novels for students to read. I think it’s brilliant, especially for kids for don’t have much time with regular reading. Comics as gateway drugs… I love it!
And I don’t know about you, but learned a hell of a lot more from Sandman than I ever did from Huck Finn or Wuthuring Heights.
Another ‘leak’ over at TFN… They claim to have to ROTS teaseer poster. Now that’s what I’m talking about!
It is as I have forseen… The official site has posted a preview of one the stories in Tales #21. Now, I’ve been very fatalistic about this issue, because I dearly love teh funneh of the old Tales and ‘continuity’ is a word that has long since come to mean ‘fanboy stuff not worth the headache’ for me, and really, this isn’t helping.
Although I did gain some amusement from the fact that the main character in the preview is channeling Black!Leather!Gambit.
Mr McGregor has been busy since he got back from his around-the-world motorcycle trip.
First he was named as a UNICEF ambassador and then he donated the motorcycle from his journey to the charity for auction.
Oh, and the Naked Chef (aka Jamie Oliver) wants Ewan to portray him in a movie. I can feel Trace’s head imploding from here ;)
The official site has posted about fan club perks at Celebration. Most of this has been previously reported, so the biggest news here is regarding Friends and Family passes. It’s not full access, but it’s more than expected.
TFN claims to have a description of the teaser trailor for Revenge of the Sith. It’s believed to be attached to The Incredibles, which comes out early next month.
Christopher Reeve, star of the popular Superman films of the late 70’s/early 80’s, as well as numerous other films, died on Sunday from complications of a wound infection.
Following a riding accident in 1995, Reeve became more known for his work in paralysis research founding the Christopher Reeve Paralysis Foundation. However, he still won acclaim in the film world for his directing and acting work following the accident.
Fans of Smallville were particularly fond of his recent work with this generation’s superman as the mysterious Dr. Swann.
Time to dye those blonde bangs, ladies. Duran Duran‘s original lineup is back! Their new album Astronaut goes on sale in the US on Tuesday, October 12th.
But please. Try not to scare all the high schoolers who staff the music stores. They’re not used to women in their 30’s and 40’s acting like teenagers.
Alas, no books to offer you this week. But there are a couple of great items in the magazine rack. (Apologies for those who have seen these. My local stores are a bit slow in putting things out.)
Home Theater Magazine – November 2004 – Features not only a review of the Classic Trilogy DVD, but a not-the-usual interview with Mark Hamill.
Sound&Vision Magazine – October 2004 – This one is worth hunting for, folks. Carrie Fisher interviews George Lucas! Now, they’ve given her technical questions to ask that she, of course, makes sound hilarious. Hear about her efforts to make George a pin-up model. Very funny interview in which you get a George who is a little more relaxed. Mostly discussion about home theaters, but interesting, nonetheless.
The official site has posted Star Wars comics for January – including Empire #28, which is not, as previously reported, a Mara Jade story. But it is the start of a Luke storyline, with some tie-ins to the Clone Wars mini. So, not a total loss – give me a Luke story over BoShek (Who? Exactly.) any day.