You might not know this, but I am not a very patient person. I couldn’t wait till Christmas morn to open gifts, never knew the need to savor a fine wine, and on most days, fast food isn’t fast enough. So, as you could imagine, the anticipation for the midnight kick-off of FLASHPOINT #5 and JUSTICE LEAGUE #1 is killing me. Even though its less than two days away.
If you’ve been checking The Idiotical on a regular basis, there are a few things that you really should be aware of by now. 1) It’s the 50th anniversary of Spy vs. Spy! 2) We’re celebrating this amazing milestone with a bunch of fantastic custom Spy toys, done by a slew of embarrassingly-talented artists. 3) You’re looking at one of those fantastic custom toys right now! 4) Numbered lists tend to run out of steam after three entries. Today’s design is from the incredible Bubi Au Yeung — extraordinary!
If Jack Kirby were still alive, today would have been his 94th birthday. The King, as he is fondly referred to as, impacted the comic book industry in monumental ways.
To celebrate, we thought we’d catch up with some of the writers who are bringing new life to some of Jack’s classic characters in DC Comics-The New 52. With contemporary representations of characters such as OMAC and Etrigan the Demon, Kirby’s legacy lives on and is as strong as ever.
Acclaimed artist Jill Thompson is joining writer James Robinson for issue #8 of his upcoming 12-part THE SHADE miniseries, starring the former-villain-turned-reluctant-hero from Robinson’s STARMAN series. The special standalone issue — set in Paris in the early 1900s — is something Robinson wrote specifically for Thompson. And even though the issue’s still months away, we’ve got a first look at her work.
There's been plenty of speculation about the Justice Society in The New 52 – and we can now confirm that they will, in fact, be back! As with everything else with DC Comics - The New 52, however, there's a significant twist. What is it? We're not saying. Just. Quite. Yet.
"It's everything you want, but not what you expect," promises Eddie Berganza, DC Comics Executive Editor.
Stay tuned to THE SOURCE as this develops, as they say.
The music industry is abuzz about an album that's dropping this weekend. But it might not be the one you think...
Move over Weezy, here comes Geezy!
This Wednesday marks the release of the final issue of the bestselling FLASHPOINT mini-series. FLASHPOINT #5 brings an action-packed, jaw dropping and emotionally charged conclusion to this summer’s game-changing series. Take my word for it: you won’t be disappointed.
You didn’t think we’d end the week without showing off another awesome Spy design, did you? You did?!? Oh...we’re sorry. Shhh...it’s okay. There, there — no more tears. Anyhoo, today we’re celebrating the 50th anniversary of Spy vs. Spy with this wicked little number by George Gaspar of October Toys, entitled “Bob the Devil”! Heavenly! And be sure to check back on Monday for another outstanding custom figure!