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Tuesday, February 20, 2007

Goodnight, Bob Oksner

Goodnight, Bob Oksner
Bob Oksner
October 14, 1916 to February 18, 2007


News From Me reported that comic book artist, Bob Oksner, passed away from pneumonia on February 18, 2007. Among his early work was the second Marvel Boy in 1943 for Timely Comics. He wrote and drew Miss Cairo Jones, a syndicated newspaper comic strip from 1945 to 1947. Sheldon Mayer, an editor at DC Comics, hired him to be an artist on comics adapted from other media. His works included Adventures of Dean Martin and Jerry Lewis, Adventures of Jerry Lewis, Adventures of Bob Hope, The Many Loves of Dobie Gillis, Sgt. Bilko, Pat Boone, Angel and the Ape, Welcome Back, Kotter, Elvira's House of Mystery and Stanley and His Monster. For King Features, he did art for the I Love Lucy newspaper comic. In the 1970s, Bob Oksner did artwork for Superman, Supergirl, Wonder Woman, Shazam!, Black Orchid, Lois Lane and others. He retired from comics in 1986.

Wednesday, February 14, 2007

Free Alter Ego #64

TwoMorrows is celebrating their love of comics by giving away five hundred free issues of Alter Ego #64.

Here is a desciption of the issue:

"Alter Ego 64 focuses on the Fabulous Fawcett Favorites-and Filchock, too! Featuring: A previously-unpublished cover painting by DON NEWTON, of Captain Marvel Jr. and Captain Nazi! ROY THOMAS’ special issue-by-issue analysis and appreciation of OTTO BINDER and C.C. BECK’s 1943-45 four-color "The Monster Society of Evil!" serial featuring Mr. Mind, Dr. Sivana-all that and World War II! Film model-maker ROGER DICKEN’s theory that Captain Marvel was modeled after German heavyweight boxer MAX SCHMELING! Plus a special double-size FCA (Fawcett Collectors of America) section with MARC SWAYZE, EMILIO SQUEGLIO, C.C. BECK, MAC RABOY, et al.-hosted by P.C. HAMERLINCK! Also, JIM AMASH interviews MARTIN FILCHOCK, Golden Age artist for Centaur comics (Mighty Man, Fire-Man, Owl, Electric Ray, et al.)! Plus MICHAEL T. GILBERT and Mr. Monster’s Comic Crypt-and MORE! Edited by ROY THOMAS. Includes a free preview of BACK ISSUE #20!"

Tuesday, February 13, 2007

Lynda Carter To Be On Smallville

Comics Continuum reported that Lynda Carter, who played the title character in tv's Wonder Woman in the 1970s, will be a guest star on tv's Smallville titled "Progeny". The episode is set to air April 12 and she will be playing Moira Sullivan, Chloe Sullivan's mother.

Monday, February 05, 2007

DC Comics Movies News

There has been some really interesting news involving movies featuring characters from DC Comics. Here's a quick rundown of the news:

Joss Whedon is no longer directing or writing with Wonder Woman. Supposedly, this happened a day after Warner Brothers bought a second script. Whedon had the movie set in modern day while the second script was set during World War II.

David S. Goyer's version of The Flash is dead. His script featured Wally West and Barry Allen. Shawn Levy is now set to direct the movie.

Katie Holmes will not be in the sequel to Batman Begins called The Dark Knight. Somebody else will be cast as Rachael Dawes. Rumor has it that Heather McAdams has been asked to make an appearance as Selina "Catwoman" Kyle. Aaron Eckhart is in the running to play Harvey "Two-Face" Dent.