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Monday, September 11, 2006
Remixed Comics, Awesome Sci-Fi, James Jean,
& Eddie Van Halen Finds The Cure For Cancer!
This week we're digging deep into the big bag that is the Isotope in-box and pulling forth a massive array of strange, surreal, and seductive goodies for you to indulge your browsers in. That's right, it's time wasting time again, boys and girls! It's time for the Isotope Mailbag Link-a-Palooza!
We're kicking this week off with a tasty tidbit coming in from the Isotope's best pal from Minneapolis Heavy who sends us a link to the the jaw-dropping announcement that, yes, Eddie Van Halen has developed the cure for cancer. He plays guitar, he drinks whole bottles of whiskey, and he cures cancer too! How about that?
And as if he just knew we were going to be posting about our favorite has-been rock and roll heroes of yesteryear making fools out of themselves, Thwip beams in with a mind-numbingly classic advertisment for the Journey Escape videogame. Watch and be amazed! We certainly have fond memories of the arcade version back in the day! 25 cents to kill Steve Perry? Man, did we love that game!
Another peek into the Isotope mailbag reveals David Dee who gives us the good word that there isn't just a new interview with 2005 Isotope Award for Excellence in Mini-Comics winner Daniel Merlin Goodbrey over at TalkAboutComics, but that Daniel's also doing a new-every-Tuesday webcomic Brain Fist which can be found featured over on the Modern Tales site. Nice!
We've also got another gem in from Heather H. who dazzles our minds with a link to Fables cover artist James Jean's Sketchblog which is filled to over-flowing with amazing art from the master himself. If you haven't already picked up a copy of AdHouse Books' James Jean sketchbook Process Recess Heather says "you'd better!" And that's what we call great advice!
Our next mailbag grab goes out to Dennis Culver: Remember that atrocious video Isotope Enforcer Jared showed us of that Marvel Comics' parade float from 1989? Well, Mister Culver, Jared's delivering for you the video from the year before as well. Can you say "Doctor Doom's panties?" I think you can!
Larry Young points us on over to Ian Brill's blog to show us that Mister Brill has finally taken his advice and seen one of the greatest science fiction movies of all time. And while it might not be as essential, the Isotope still thinks Barbarella should be next on your educational list, Mister Brill!
On the funnybook front, Isotope Bon Vivant Ian Yarborough sends us a mouth-foaming rant about how much he loves Jay Pinkerton's website which features hilarious delusions of Prince's 8-Bit Nintendo Batman Game, an ad to help you throw your voice someplace it should never go, and lots and lots of classic comic remixes. Speaking of which, you've all seen BeaucoupKevin's brilliant Just Imagine Stan Lee Creates The Watchmen, right?
Apparently dancin' fool Sean Maher (who is going to be so unhappy when he sees that video) isn't the only one who enjoys The Gourds twangified version of Gin & Juice and here's the video to prove it! Thanks Chris Reed!
While blogger extrodinaire Alan David Doane is back in our in-box with a great review of the Harvey Pekar edited anthology The Best American Comics 2006, Isotope amigo Steve Nelson is more interested in fighting which is why he's pointing our browsers towards the "hot or not" inspired SuperHeroFight.com. Those are some great links guys!
And last but not least... Ash Aiwase writes in with nothing more than a link and the subject line "Cover of the Year." And you know what? He might be right!
Want to be part of a future Isotope Mailing Bag Link-a-Palooza? You know where to send those emails, right?
Labels: culture, links