Published On: Fri, Jun 13th, 2003

CrossGen, Fables, Little Chocolate Donuts, Paula Abdul’s butt print, Keanu Reeve’s underwear

Michael_Collins_(Earth-616)_Beyond Deathlock Mavel ComicsCrossGen gets recognition: Recent articles in the June’s Cinescape, BPM (the magazine of “The Electronic Lifestyle”) and the May 26 issue of Publisher’s Weekly (“The International News Magazine Of Book Publishing and Bookselling”) will hopefully bring the spotlight onto the exciting work at CrossGen. The Florida-based company has added the talents Joe Staton to the creative team of The Crossovers. Also, Laura Martin has received the 2003 Comics Buyer’s Guide Fan Award for “Favorite Colorist.” Finally, check out the latest as Brandon Peterson’s sci-fi thriller Chimera concludes while Chuck Dixon and Dale Eaglesham deliver another amazing book in Sigil #37. (A special thanks to Bill Rosemann at CrossGen for his time)

A variation of Fables: The fairytale universe unfolds in an engaging comic book series called Fables. Bill Willingham’s tale transforms magical characters with a believable plot and modern-day characterization. From Pinocchio, Snow White and the three pigs, the story brings this fantasy to life in a crime drama. Similarly, John Wells, Nick Davis and J.J. Simone are working under the same guise with a big screen comedy about Snow White, Cinderella and Sleeping Beauty living unhappily ever after in New York City – details pending.

“Deathlok” gets greenlight: This Marvel sendup is a little different than the source material as a soldier finds himself part of an experiment that is transforming him into a cyborg. Lee Tamahori (“Die Another Day”) heads the list of candidates to direct. Ari Arad at Marvel is emptying the comic book shelves with this concept that is more Jean Claude Van Damme, military conspiracies than the current Marvel successes. I am equally apathetic about “Man-Thing” and Ray Park as “Iron Fist”. On a positive note, New Line has announced DC’s “Shazam!” is to be written by William Goldman: “The Princess Bride”, “Hearts of Atlantis”, “Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid” and other greats.

Teen People’s Top 25 under 25: Oh nevermind.

John Belushi SNL Little Chocolate Donuts skitLittle chocolate donuts for breakfast? In 1979 John Belushi gave us this awesome parody of Bruce Jenner’s decathlon success with “Little Chocolate Donuts: The Breakfast of Champions.” The overweight Belushi, with cigarette in hand, attributed his morning chocolate donuts to his athletic success. I’m especially fond of his lumbering high jump.

Fast forward to today and the Captain Crunch.

The Captain has brought our youth “Cap’n Crunch’s ChocoDonuts”. Sure, there are worse cereals out there, but I thought my kids were joking and my wife even had a coupon. How out of touch am I?

Own Paula Abdul’s ass-print: FOX has announced that the judge’s chairs from the hit show American Idol will be auctioned off for charity. Simon Cowell, Randy Jackson and Paula Abdul, the three judges, will sign their chair and the proceeds will benefit cancer-related charities. The recliners from “Friends” sold for $125,000 on eBay to benefit a Michigan AIDS charity. Imagine what they will get for Ryan Seacrest’s wardrobe?

Keanu’s underwear gets soiled: The MJ Morningshow’s eBay auction of underwear autographed by “Matrix” star Keanu Reeves has hit a snag. (see last issue for more details) Neither the winning bidder nor the high-end losing bidders have yet to close the deal for the ten-grand pair of tidy whities. The morning show has decided to re-post the briefs, as well as other auctions, to raise money for charity.

Bob is back. “Baby Bob” returned to the airwaves this week. Talk about poor use to CGI – that blank baby stare with the mouth just gabbing away — creeps me out. Just a reminder how much summer television both sucks and blows.


“LGX” and Moore – Alan Moore, one of the greatest comic writers of all time.

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