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It's Martin Luther King day in the United States, where we honor a great civil rights leader. Last year, I did a post on Dr. King's comic book appearances. Based on the emailed responses from you, I thought I would continue the tradition.
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Earlier this week, we had our Comics Experience Book Club. This time we did Captain America, Winter Soldier Volume 1.
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Read the press release after the jump.
Of course, I am working my way through my emails from last year and came across a couple of funny parody video. See them after the jump.
Star Wars goes Blu Ray
I love Star Wars. The Original Trilogy, I mean. I pretty much tolerate the prequel (although the Clone Wars animated series is pretty darn good).
As a kid, I had all the toys. I was a charter member of the Star Wars Fan Club and still have all my Bantha Tracks issues. I read most of the novels and play the video games. Sadly, I also own four different versions of the original trilogy on VHS, two different versions on DVD, and far too many "original" dvds I have picked up at shows.
Now, I see on Syfy.com (on Blaster or scifiwire.com or whatever it is called today) that Lucas is finally bringing the Star Wars films to Blu Ray. That means, at the risk of my marriage, I will have to buy one more copy of the movie.
Press release and trailer, after the jump.
I am finally catching up on my to do list and realized that I forgot to post this last year. Last October, at the 2010 New York Comic Con, I was awarded the HALLER for Best Writer by the ComicBook Artist Guild for my story, "The Return of Power Boy."
Thank you to everyone that voted for me and CAG for nominating me. There was some stiff competition for the award from some amazing and talented writers and I am honored to have received the award.
I am putting together a full video for the Awards show, but here is the Best Writer award and acceptance speech.
This is the portion of the PowerPoint I was discussing in my speech (I was also a presenter.)
The story can be read here (for free) or purchased in hard copy as part of Issue Ten of A Thousand Faces: The Quarterly Journal of Superhuman Fiction through the Amazon link below.
I also had the privilege of presenting Andy Schmidt with The Comic Industry award for his achievements in fostering the creation of comics through his work at Marvel, IDW, and Comics Experience. That presentation can be found here.
Formerly known as the CAG awards, in 2010, the awards were renamed the HALLER awards in memory of the passing of former CAG member and friend Rusty Haller. Here is a scan of the Award.
Over the Christmas holiday break, I had the chance to talk to about Sky Girl and writing in general on Ric Croxton's Ric's Comics.
Here is the official description:
Ric's Comics Episode 45: Joe Sergi's Sky Girl Bruce Rosenberger, Tommy Hancock and Art Sippo join me as we talk to Joe Sergi about his novel Sky Girl. Be sure and listen towards the end of the show when Joe offers his books in a contest. It's simple, just send me your best superheroine name to win a book.
The podcast can be found at http://www.firstcomicsnews.com/?p=18476
Check it out.
As I put the finishing touches on Sky Girl and the Superheroic Adventures (thank you Kari and Kaycee for the reads), the first novel in the series was reviewed by the All Pulp Fiction Site.
The review can be found here.
Thanks to the guys at All Pulp for getting me.
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