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Chris Sims, senior writer of ComicsAlliance, co-writer of Down Set Fight and Subatomic Party Girls, and the Teen Tycoon of Rock

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SEAL
Kiss From A Rose

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tHE cOMICS vAULT”S sONG oF tHE dAY?

Kiss From A Rose
SEAL
Batman Forever OST (1995)

If you don’t think this is one of the greatest Batman songs ever, well then…I’m gonna have to respectfully yet forcefully disagree with you.

A classic.

If you see Chris Sims at SDCC and give him five bucks he’ll sing this to you.

Please note that I have listened to this ten times in the past 24 hours and I still don’t know all the words, so I will just make up what I can’t remember.

Again: This is not a joke.

Off To San Diego!

Hey everybody. I’m getting ready to head out to San Diego for Comic-Con International. If you’re looking for me, here’s a quick rundown of where I’ll be:

Thursday, 2:00 to 3:30: Signing Down Set Fight at the Oni Press booth.

Friday, 5:00 to 6:00: Signing Down Set Fight at the Oni Press booth.

Saturday, 3:30 to 4:30: Moderating the Big Trouble In Little China panel with Eric Powell and Chris Sebela.

The rest of the time, I’ll be working for ComicsAlliance or hanging out at the Bayfront not drinking and trying to be in bed by 11.

If you see me and give me a five-dollar bill, I will sing part of Seal’s “Kiss From A Rose” for you. This is not a joke.

Q
Loved your review of the 75th Anniversary Batman book. On that topic, do you have any suggestions for arcs people should pick up in the current (and sprawling) ComiXology sale?
A

Working on that for CA now!

Q
Sorry. Didn't get to CA until after I asked. I am still really pissed at how badly DC is giving Superman the shaft compared to Batman.
A

There seems to be a pervasive attitude from them as a company that they love Batman and kind of hate Superman and wish Superman was more like Batman, which is weird because they already have Batman. But yeah, the infuriating parts of the Batman hardcover are those awful text introductions, not the stories themselves. They picked a good bunch.

Q
Hey Chris, are you going to give Batman 75 years as thorough of a review as you did Superman?
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I did. Yesterday.

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Batman by Cliff Chiang!
http://cliffchiang.tumblr.com/

Science Ninja Hero Batman

Always remember: I own the original art of this.

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projectrooftop:

Batman by Cliff Chiang!

http://cliffchiang.tumblr.com/

Science Ninja Hero Batman

Always remember: I own the original art of this.

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The latest wonderful NJPW art from Matsu on Twitter.

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True Hero

Shinsuke Nakamura

True Hero

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HAPPY PUBLICATION DAY!
Greg Rucka’s new novel, Bravo, follows two women: one, an American agent emerging from deep cover, is still coming to grips with what her “real” life really is. The other is an avid instrument of death, who will stop at nothing to execute her lover’s plans. Jad Bell, who saved the country once in Alpha, is going to have his hands full with these two.
Click here to read more about Bravo.

So, let’s talk about this a little bit.
My new novel comes out today. It’s available in all of the tasty electronic formats that you’d expect, as well as in a snazzy, cloth-covered hardback that feels quite nice in your hand. It is full of words, some 90,000 of them or so, with almost all of them put in a coherent order by yours truly. Sometimes, I managed to put them into an order that, when you read them, you feel an emotional response. Sometimes, I managed to put them in an order that, when you read them, you may laugh out loud, or smile to yourself, or wince, or cringe, or get that look we humans get when we are worried for someone and empathize with them and are hopeful that things will work out for the best.
I am not — believe it or not — good at self-promotion. I think I rather stink at it. I have not the social media wizardry of warrenellis, nor the both-barrels-brilliance of a kellysue, nor the glee and wit of a brianmichaelbendis or mattfractionblog. My tumblr, it has been noted, is not something one should follow if one is prone to depression, as I am somewhat unrelenting in my reportage of a world heading to hell in a handbasket.
The day the book enters the world is always a little melancholy for me, to tell the truth. It’s a day where this work that has been so intimately tied to my life for so long is released to sink or swim, into an environment that is, frankly, hostile to it — there are those of us who love books, love reading, but our numbers, I fear, continue to dwindle.
It is going to sound remarkably sappy to say this, but I want my book to be happy.
(Yes, the analogy to parenting is strong, yes, I know, look, I’m not MAKING you read this, okay?)
I want it to find an audience. I want it to find people who will enjoy it, maybe one or two people who will fall in love with it. I want it to make people think, perhaps, just a little bit. I want them to have fun with it.
All this to say, world, here is my new book. It’s name is BRAVO, and it’s about a somewhat broken man trying to do his duty, and a somewhat broken woman trying to recover what she’s lost in doing hers.
To those of you who pick it up, who give it a try, my thanks. I sincerely hope you enjoy it. View high resolution

ruckawriter:

mulhollandbooks:

HAPPY PUBLICATION DAY!

Greg Rucka’s new novel, Bravo, follows two women: one, an American agent emerging from deep cover, is still coming to grips with what her “real” life really is. The other is an avid instrument of death, who will stop at nothing to execute her lover’s plans. Jad Bell, who saved the country once in Alpha, is going to have his hands full with these two.

Click here to read more about Bravo.

So, let’s talk about this a little bit.

My new novel comes out today. It’s available in all of the tasty electronic formats that you’d expect, as well as in a snazzy, cloth-covered hardback that feels quite nice in your hand. It is full of words, some 90,000 of them or so, with almost all of them put in a coherent order by yours truly. Sometimes, I managed to put them into an order that, when you read them, you feel an emotional response. Sometimes, I managed to put them in an order that, when you read them, you may laugh out loud, or smile to yourself, or wince, or cringe, or get that look we humans get when we are worried for someone and empathize with them and are hopeful that things will work out for the best.

I am not — believe it or not — good at self-promotion. I think I rather stink at it. I have not the social media wizardry of warrenellis, nor the both-barrels-brilliance of a kellysue, nor the glee and wit of a brianmichaelbendis or mattfractionblog. My tumblr, it has been noted, is not something one should follow if one is prone to depression, as I am somewhat unrelenting in my reportage of a world heading to hell in a handbasket.

The day the book enters the world is always a little melancholy for me, to tell the truth. It’s a day where this work that has been so intimately tied to my life for so long is released to sink or swim, into an environment that is, frankly, hostile to it — there are those of us who love books, love reading, but our numbers, I fear, continue to dwindle.

It is going to sound remarkably sappy to say this, but I want my book to be happy.

(Yes, the analogy to parenting is strong, yes, I know, look, I’m not MAKING you read this, okay?)

I want it to find an audience. I want it to find people who will enjoy it, maybe one or two people who will fall in love with it. I want it to make people think, perhaps, just a little bit. I want them to have fun with it.

All this to say, world, here is my new book. It’s name is BRAVO, and it’s about a somewhat broken man trying to do his duty, and a somewhat broken woman trying to recover what she’s lost in doing hers.

To those of you who pick it up, who give it a try, my thanks. I sincerely hope you enjoy it.

(via mattfractionblog)