Yes, the caped crusader who rules the night has been granted his own day. In recognition of the 75th anniversary of the Dark Knight, DC Comics will be distributing a free comic at comic shops and book stores. There will also be commemorative masks and capes available, so if you are thinking about breaking into the crime-fighting game, July 23rd may be the perfect time for you to spring into action.
There have been some wonderful tributes created to honor the old grump. Below are a few of my favorites.
The first is a nod to Batman’s early days called Batman: Strange Days. This short was put together by Bruce Timm, co-creator of Batman: The Animated Series – one of the finest renditions ever of the character, IMHO.
The next clip has an eye to the future. It is from the Batman Beyond realm, wherein an elderly Batman has entered a mentor role, handing off the mantle to a younger hero. Love the style and the tone of this series. Seek it out, if you haven’t seen it. This tale was plotted by comic great Darwyn Cooke.
Here’s a fun little feature with no real narrative. An animated history of the Batman Logo.
On May the Fourth, 2013, as a farewell to dear friends moving far away, I built a fully functional Death Star and stuffed it with delicious candy. I also fabricated a “hard light” saber and blinding helmet (the last, mostly out of duct tape). A good time was had by all, including the camera person […]
The good folks over at The Seattle Channel have developed a new program called Tech Cetera.
Tech Cetera “celebrates & showcases diverse & creative genius: from the big guys to the small startups.”
Tech Cetera host Natasha Jones discusses mobile apps with your humble narrator Buzzy.
And to my surprise and delight, I was invited to appear on the very first episode! I’m there to discuss mobile apps developed by and for the good people of Soggy ol’ Seattle.
The program is hosted by Natasha Jones – she’s smart, funny, and I really enjoyed talking to her. Prior to filming, we bonded over our shared fondness for the Oxford Comma and the comedy of Aisha Tyler.
Literally dozens of comic titles are producing FCBD editions for you to enjoy. They range across a wide area of interests.
There are kiddie titles like Archie, Spongebob, and Hello Kitty.
All-ages fun is provided by Atomic Robo, Kaboom Summer Blast, and Rocket Raccoon.
And for the more mature readers, well just look for anything with a zombie, a big gun, or an exposed midriff on the cover.
Remember – don’t be greedy.
Some shops may put limits on the number of comics you can have. This is done to ensure that no one goes home empty handed. Why not take some friends along to trade and share comics with?
Heads Up for you Savvy Shoppers – many comic shops run sales on FCBD. Support a local business and get a great deal on some graphic novels or other groovy merch.
May the Fourth (Be With You)
Star Wars fans have adopted this day to be their own holiday. Search the Web for activities near you, or just gather with friends for an old fashioned light saber battle. After all, you have a lot to celebrate these days.
Sci-Fi Film Festival @ the Cinerama If you are anywhere near Soggy ol’ Seattle in May, get thee to the Cinerama for a truly epic collection of science fiction films.12 Monkeys, A Clockwork Orange, Akira, Barbarella, Brazil, Fahrenheit 451, Fifth Element, Forbidden Planet, E.T., Logan’s Run, and about 2 dozen more of the greatest genre flicks ever, presented on the enormous 30-foot-high screen.
NEW Genre Films There are three films premiering this month which are sure to grab the attention of geeks and nerds alike. Love ‘em or hate ‘em you’ll be giving them you money either way.
- May 2, The Amazing Spider-Man 2
- May 23, X-Men: Days of Future Past
- May 30, Maleficent
Last summer my pop turned 80 years old. The only thing he wanted for his birthday was a Felix Hernandez bobblehead commemorating the Mariners pitcher’s perfect game. Turns out, they don’t sell those things in stores. That lil’ number was only available at the game. A game I hadn’t attended. So after a lot of […]