Sunday, October 08, 2006

Some Sunday Announcements...

Despite the resounding impact of this morning's startling revelation (see below, 10:45 post), I have recovered sufficiently to add the following semi-revelatory tidbits and nibbles.

  • The new Marvel paperback Doctor Strange Vs. Dracula: The Montesi Formula with an exclusive signed art print by comics great Gene Colan is ready to ship from,
  • and that seemed worthy of attention for any and all horror comic fans. This, as you may recall, is the final chapter of the original Colan-delineated Dracula saga under the ol' Jim Shooter Marvel regime, which in fact concluded with a "Death Certificate" signed by Shooter declaring all vampires dead, forever, from the Marvel Universe! Well, sorta forever -- that lasted until Shooter's reign ended and vampires were hot commercial properties again (in typical Marvel and capitalist entertainment industry fashion).

    Anyhoot, in honor of this new collection in trade paperback and Gene Colan's recent announcement of retirement, John Rovnak and Panel to Panel.Net is offering this signed b&w print featuring all-new Gene Colan artwork with every copy of The Montesi Formula. This print is available only at Panel to Panel.Net, and is in limited supply.

    Also available are exclusive signed bookplates and prints by Rick (Can't Get No) Veitch and Bob (Recess Pieces) Fingerman, with more exclusive bookplates coming soon for Rob Walton's Ragmap (highly recommended!), Rick Veitch's brand-new collected edition of his first-ever graphic novel Abraxas and the Earthman (I've held a copy in my hot little mitts, and it's also highly recommended and blows the old Epic serialization production and printing out of the proverbial water!), and Mirage Studios' Tales of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: The Collected Books Volume 1, as well as the Panel To Panel.Net exclusive Runaway Comic #2.1 by Mark Martin.

    So what are you waiting for? All this booty and more awaits you
  • right here!
  • See you there!

  • The new issue of Donato Totaro's excellent online zine Offscreen
  • Featured this all-Chinese cinema issue (and good reading, all) is:
    * The 4th Life by Donato Totaro
    * Memoirs from the Beijing Film Academy by Daniel Garrett
    * And Always Searching for Beauty: Balzac and the Little Chinese Seamstress by Daniel Garrett
    * The White Countess: Merchant and Ivory’s Final Film by Guan Soon Khoo
    * James Marsh's The King by Ben Dooley

  • As promised, Jason Whiton sent along this link for The Brattleboro Film Series,
  • including info on my October 18th intro for The Bride of Frankenstein and October 24th intro for the seminal Hammer classic The Horror of Dracula.

    More info on the sponsoring theater space, too,
  • here.

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