Trimpe does every convention, and is back doing some work at Marvel. Great man, very kind. Dave Gibbons was there, along with Steve Dillon.. alot of top british creators. Black Panther is a great character, of course, just misused I'm sure. And I think Stan Lee gets some credit for him too!
And HBO's "Thrilla In Manilla" was SOOOO biased and ridiculous.. they didn't do the great Smokin' Joe any favors. I recommend 'When We Were Kings' for a better Ali doc. I thought Thrilla would at least spotlight Joe Frazier for once, but it was inaccurate, and widely criticized so much, they had to edit it due to all the people pointing out how wrong it was- the director of that thought he had a great, dramatic little tale of how Ali went to riches while Joe toiled away in poverty- he had an agenda, and the film suffered for it. Please remember noone loves Frazier more than I do. Love that man. Trained at his gym. So I don't say that for any bias for Ali. That documentary was just poorly done. The best parts were Joe watching the fight again for the first time, and his reactions.
I read Hauser's book as well, and many others- all I can say about his actions in the 1960s, remember he was in his early 20s. People grow and change, and I'm 28, but I shouldn't be held accountable for stuff I did when I was 16, right? Not that I did anything other than have bad haircuts.
I read one issue of Ladronn's Cable, a done-in-one story about a guy building a time travel machine in the basement, and I remember thinking it was very good. I hate that character, but that issue was very impressive.
I've been to Leeds, played at a place called the ****pit, or Leeds ****pit, with my old band. Great place!
Well, if you want to consider coming to the NYComicCon, its next October, so you've got some time. I was in line to meet Herb Trimpe and the 2 guys behind me came all the way from Manchester to go to the con. Of course, I asked them if they were Hatton fans.
Can it be that you hate Calzaghe because he has beaten the best that the USA had to offer, Hopkins, Jones, and the man nobody gave him a chance against, Jeff Lacy, i personally hated the way that Lacey's corner let him get beaten up that night, i think it probably killed his career, but dont hate a man for being the best.
No idea, my friend. Just wanted it because it's one of the greatest things ever created- and I *am* a bit of an Ali historian/collector, so I have lots of books and merchandise about him to begin with. Combine that with Neal Adams, Superman... what more needs to be said? You know DC is talking about both reprinting that and doing a motion comic about it. Should be interesting. Hey, where do you live? You should really consider going to the NY Comic Con in 2010. It'll be in October. If you can run into Michael Buffer there- the winner got ringside tickets to Cotto vs Clottey at MSG, btw- anything can happen. (I came in #3.. sigh. But hey, #2 was a girl and #1 was a black guy, or so this is what the winner told me as consolation.