Twenty Percent Cooler

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

vintagehenshin:

"The Cyborg-Fighting Superman, Kamen Rider! Starts April 3rd at 7:30!"

Promotional photos and advertisement for KAMEN RIDER, c. 1971.

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comicsalliance:

INTERVIEW: TIM SEELEY ON ‘GRAYSON’, NIGHTWING’S ALL-NEW SPY ADVENTURE
By Chris Sims
Last week, the news broke that Dick Grayson would no longer be operating as Nightwing, instead being relaunched into a new spy-themed adventure series called Grayson, by Tim Seeley, Tom King and Mikel Janin. Spinning out of the events of Forever Evil that saw his identity revealed to the world, the new series finds the former Robin, former Nightwing and former Batman (dude has a long resumé) joining up with Spyral, a mysterious organization that first appeared in Batman Incorporated.


ComicsAlliance: I’m a fan of Dick Grayson, but I grew up in the ’90s, so my attachment to him is mostly from the Chuck Dixon/Scott McDaniel Nightwing series, rather than being a fan of him as Robin or a member of the Teen Titans. I always thought of him as a solo hero, this guy who was a cop by day, which was an interesting twist. Because of that, I think of him as this adaptable character who’s had all kinds of different roles, from sidekick to team leader to becoming Batman himself and secretly owning a circus. But getting into the espionage game, that’s a new approach. How did it come about?

Tim Seeley: As far as how they made the decision for the end of Forever Evil and Nightwing, that was before my time. I basically just one day got an e-mail that said “What would you do with Dick Grayson as a secret agent for something? We don’t know what, we just think he might work really well in some kind of spy genre thing, where his name is the title of the book, it’s not about secret identities.” I didn’t really think I had any ideas for it, so I sat on it for a few days, but then I was thinking about Spyral.

I loved Morrison’s Batman Inc. stuff, all the Batman stuff by Morrison was great. I was thinking about how he’d throw out a hundred ideas an issue, and maybe not even follow up on five of them. I knew he was doing a book with Burnham over at Image, and thought “Well, Grant’s not going to use Spyral. He’s done with that.” It occurred to me that if Dick was going to be a spy for something, it would be such a shame to waste Spyral, which was so full of unlimited potential. It already had this tie to the Bat-verse, it had great visuals, it has this “Are they good guys or bad guys?” thing. They were founded by a Nazi scientist, but they seem to be working for the side of good, we know they hire superheroes because they hired the Hood — all these things hit me, like “Why don’t we use these for Grayson?”

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comicsalliance:

INTERVIEW: TIM SEELEY ON ‘GRAYSON’, NIGHTWING’S ALL-NEW SPY ADVENTURE

By Chris Sims

Last week, the news broke that Dick Grayson would no longer be operating as Nightwing, instead being relaunched into a new spy-themed adventure series called Grayson, by Tim Seeley, Tom King and Mikel Janin. Spinning out of the events of Forever Evil that saw his identity revealed to the world, the new series finds the former Robin, former Nightwing and former Batman (dude has a long resumé) joining up with Spyral, a mysterious organization that first appeared in Batman Incorporated.

ComicsAlliance: I’m a fan of Dick Grayson, but I grew up in the ’90s, so my attachment to him is mostly from the Chuck Dixon/Scott McDaniel Nightwing series, rather than being a fan of him as Robin or a member of the Teen Titans. I always thought of him as a solo hero, this guy who was a cop by day, which was an interesting twist. Because of that, I think of him as this adaptable character who’s had all kinds of different roles, from sidekick to team leader to becoming Batman himself and secretly owning a circus. But getting into the espionage game, that’s a new approach. How did it come about?

Tim Seeley: As far as how they made the decision for the end of Forever Evil and Nightwing, that was before my time. I basically just one day got an e-mail that said “What would you do with Dick Grayson as a secret agent for something? We don’t know what, we just think he might work really well in some kind of spy genre thing, where his name is the title of the book, it’s not about secret identities.” I didn’t really think I had any ideas for it, so I sat on it for a few days, but then I was thinking about Spyral.

I loved Morrison’s Batman Inc. stuff, all the Batman stuff by Morrison was great. I was thinking about how he’d throw out a hundred ideas an issue, and maybe not even follow up on five of them. I knew he was doing a book with Burnham over at Image, and thought “Well, Grant’s not going to use Spyral. He’s done with that.” It occurred to me that if Dick was going to be a spy for something, it would be such a shame to waste Spyral, which was so full of unlimited potential. It already had this tie to the Bat-verse, it had great visuals, it has this “Are they good guys or bad guys?” thing. They were founded by a Nazi scientist, but they seem to be working for the side of good, we know they hire superheroes because they hired the Hood — all these things hit me, like “Why don’t we use these for Grayson?”


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phoning-it-in:

From the unreleased episode “Batman Meets Dracula”. 

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phoning-it-in:

From the unreleased episode “Batman Meets Dracula”. 

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is this real

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Contents Under Pressure

ruckawriter:

I rarely use this to just blog. I’m going to just blog now, so you can all just ignore this if it’s not to your liking.

Warning. Contents under pressure.

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robotmountain:

Greatest Moment In Wrestling Movie History

You know, if you’d like to hear me and superheroeswearingjackets lose our minds over this scene, you can do that! We covered No Holds Barred as part of our WrestleMovieMania series at Movie Fighters, and you can get the entire album (where we also watch 12 Rounds, Ready To Rumble, Doom and a movie where Roddy Piper and Andrew “Dice” Clay play the villains) with a $5 donation to our Kickstarter to make the next year of Movie Fighters absolutely free on iTunes!

There are other rewards, too, and we’re super close to hitting our goal!

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moviefighters:

If you haven’t yet grabbed the graphic novel Chris co-wrote with Chad Bowers and that includes awesome art by Scott Kowalchuk, Down Set Fight, or Matt’s books The Supervillain Handbook and The Supervillain Field Manual, you can snag signed copies as rewards by backing our Kickstarter!
There are 15 days left in the campaign! Help us out! View high resolution

moviefighters:

If you haven’t yet grabbed the graphic novel Chris co-wrote with Chad Bowers and that includes awesome art by Scott Kowalchuk, Down Set Fight, or Matt’s books The Supervillain Handbook and The Supervillain Field Manual, you can snag signed copies as rewards by backing our Kickstarter!

There are 15 days left in the campaign! Help us out!

robotmountain:

This is the first page of my new book, SEXCASTLE which you can only get, presently, through my current Kickstarter campaign.
 
SEXCASTLE is me doing a personal redemption story in the style of 80s Action movies.  It’s got nunchucks, it’s got explosions, assassin gangs, presidential requests, hole digging, subtext about parental responsibility, fight after fight, tough guy dialogue for days.  It’s really good.  It’s been in multiversity, comicsalliance and a handful of other sites.  It’s gotten thumbs up from Copra’s Michel Fiffe, Amelia Cole’s Adam P Knave, Down Set Fight’s Chris Sims and many more.
And it’s 100% done.  I’m just waiting to send it to the printer.  
It’s got NINE DAYS LEFT.  
Right now for $5 you get a digital comic in 10 days.   For $30 in a couple months (at most) you will get the new book (200 pages), a bookmark, a postcard, a temporary tattoo, an assassins union membership card and a sticker.   There are also commission tiers, and the opportunity to also get my previous successful Kickstarter book, The Legend Of Ricky Thunder.
Don’t miss out, guys.   You know how this goes, this is the way this thing exists, this is the only way to get it.
NINE DAYS TO GO!
SEXCASTLE by Kyle Starks

Best OGN of 2014. View high resolution

robotmountain:

This is the first page of my new book, SEXCASTLE which you can only get, presently, through my current Kickstarter campaign.

 

SEXCASTLE is me doing a personal redemption story in the style of 80s Action movies.  It’s got nunchucks, it’s got explosions, assassin gangs, presidential requests, hole digging, subtext about parental responsibility, fight after fight, tough guy dialogue for days.  It’s really good.  It’s been in multiversity, comicsalliance and a handful of other sites.  It’s gotten thumbs up from Copra’s Michel Fiffe, Amelia Cole’s Adam P Knave, Down Set Fight’s Chris Sims and many more.

And it’s 100% done.  I’m just waiting to send it to the printer.  

It’s got NINE DAYS LEFT.  

Right now for $5 you get a digital comic in 10 days.   For $30 in a couple months (at most) you will get the new book (200 pages), a bookmark, a postcard, a temporary tattoo, an assassins union membership card and a sticker.   There are also commission tiers, and the opportunity to also get my previous successful Kickstarter book, The Legend Of Ricky Thunder.

Don’t miss out, guys.   You know how this goes, this is the way this thing exists, this is the only way to get it.

NINE DAYS TO GO!

SEXCASTLE by Kyle Starks

Best OGN of 2014.

franzferdinand2:

wolkin:

Here is the best text message conversation I have ever had. 

David Wolkin, pictured here not responding to my texts.

Rein up.