Saturday, September 17, 2011


I know, you were thinking it's Action Comics related....but it's probably more important. They caught that slimy scumbag that ripped off our pal Mike Myer of $5,000 worth of Superman memorabilia. Here's the news and what that chump was trying to do when he got caught:

That chump Gary gets busted!

Wednesday, September 14, 2011

Back to back to back

It has come down to me before the news was sent out that Action (along with Batgirl) has been counted among the 3rd print runs. Not since Identity Crisis have I seen such a response to a book that I'm associated and I can't tell you how exciting that is for all of us involved.

For me though, I temper my enthusiasm when news like this simply because I always think of the collectable market that's out there. Geomancer #1 sold 300k and was my first big "hit", but that was during the speculation boom and subsequent issues were halved every month since. Big numbers are nice, believe me- nicer than small numbers, but I'll wait to see what issue #5 sells before I get too full of myself.

In the end though, Superman is back to the iconic status he deserves to be. Never should the industry's trademark play second fiddle, and with that I humbly say THANK YOU FROM ALL OF US!

ACTION and BATGIRL back for a 3rd printing

Friday, September 9, 2011

Here's one retailer that knows a GD good opportunity

I've mentioned this before in my forums (Conventions section) and I can finally talk about it again.

Saturday October 8th, I'll be doing an Art Tour appearance with Rick Bryant. I hope everyone within ear shot can attend, it's a book signing look at original work thing in Philadelphia, at a place called Fat Jack's Comicrypt  from 3-5 (or longer depending on the turnout.)

Here's some more of the information as well as some other 52 art tours around our land...some may be near you!:

52 Art Tour

And for those of you still sore at me about "My Thoughts on Superman", you can't come. And you can't bring a pie to hit me in the face with....AAAAND you can't make it an apple pie, cause I really hate those.

See you then!

Thursday, September 8, 2011

So a North Carolina Store is boycotting Action Comics.

I guess this Bleeding Cool article says that Superman is a sinner, or is promoting sinning.

What was clear, to me at least, is that GD was a grunt sound. But these guys are convinced otherwise. One Christian voice of reason did however make a good comment after the article which I'd like to highlight and thank him by promoting his reaction here:


I pastor a fairly large church in Columbus Ohio... I cannot comprehend a follower of Jesus taking issue with Action Comics #1-- Throughout the Bible God measures humankind by their care for the fatherless and the widow, alien and stranger.

Superman is an "alien" who cares for all of them. What better honor to the Judeo-Christian belief than taking up the cause that the Book of James equates with "True Religion"

Look at the heroes of old, Hercules, Gilgamesh, etc... they were not exactly advocates for the most vulnerable in society. This take on Superman is refreshingly Christian... and I recommended the reboot to my entire congregation.

GD could just as easily be a split second prayer to the almighty.

And if it is God Damn... well if God Damns anything it is the evil forces that oppress humankind, cause love not to flourish, and value materialism over justice. It's not the Lord's Name in Vain if the recipient is the forces of evil, be it greed that destroys the environment, human trafficking, abusive labour practices, etc.

Grant Morrison and I might one day (if I'm lucky) have an interesting discussion about the supernatural, and humankind's quest for heroes... We might disagree on many points... But I cannot help but commend this most refreshing take on the Superman Myth.

Thank-you Jesus for the Creativity of Grant Morrison.

Jeff Cannell
Senior Pastor
Central Vineyard Church

Tuesday, September 6, 2011

This pisses me off

For some of us, a lot of money makes us happy. For others, lots of good friends. And for some like Mike Myer, some fond memories lining the walls of a two room apartment will suffice. This poor guy got ripped off by a piece of shit named Gary. Read on: