Wednesday, January 24, 2007

Another kind of love...

The fabled Marvel Romance Redux trade paperback was released today, featuring a short story that I wrote entitled "The Language of Love". It's in comic and book stores everywhere, so go out and buy it, or at the very least, read it in the store when the clerk's not looking. Or read it right there in front of him. What's he going to do? That guy's a wuss and he knows it.

Friday, January 19, 2007

New headline...

Here's a link to my newest fictional article on the 52 website. Any resemblance to people I know and/or am currently borrowing a DVD from is completely coincidental and should be ignored. Unless you think it's funny. Then you should send me a fruit basket.

http://www.dccomics.com/sites/52/?action=headlines&i=7268

Tuesday, January 16, 2007

New things of stuff…

According to the Previews website, the trade paperback for Marvel Romance Redux will be in stores as of the 24th of January. It features (or is saddled with, you decide) a short story I wrote entitled “The Language of Love”. For those of you who don't know, Marvel Romance Redux comics are basically old romance comics from the sixties and seventies rewritten with new dialog, to make them funny this time around.

My newest issue of The Batman Strikes (issue # 31) will be in stores this March and features my first collaboration with regular series artist Christopher Jones. The issue looks great, and I hope you all enjoy it. Look for another issue featuring the Riddler around October or thereabouts.

In more Johnny DC news, I’ve just finished two Looney Tunes eight-page scripts for DC. One features Bugs Bunny and Elmer and the other is a Pepe le Pew short. I’ll keep you posted with the issue they’ll appear in and with other details as I find them out.

As far as Marvel Comics go, I’ve recently finished work on writing the updated text for DK Publishing’s Spider-Man: The Ultimate Guide hardcover book. I wrote the revised section of the book, basically detailing everything that’s happened to Spidey in the last six years or so.

And for those of you who missed our show at Rocketship Comics in Brooklyn, Meathaus 8: Headgames has indeed finally been released. It features an eleven-page story that I wrote and Rob Donnelly drew, among other contributions from the likes of superstars James Jean, Tomer Hanuka, and Farel Dalrymple.

52...

This year DC Comics has been publishing a comic entitled 52 in an experimental weekly form. The comic takes place in “real time”, or as close as a comic can get to real time, and spans a year not chronicled in the monthly comics. Since around November, I’ve been writing the weekly article on the 52 website (www.52thecomic.com) under the names of several fictional Daily Planet employees. The articles tie loosely into the comics, but can be enjoyed by anyone who has good taste and/or spare time to kill at work.

Every Thursday afternoon, a new article goes up, so I’ll try to keep on top of this and update this blog accordingly.

Here are the links to the articles I’ve written so far:

http://www.dccomics.com/sites/52/?action=headlines&i=6755
http://www.dccomics.com/sites/52/?action=headlines&i=6909
http://www.dccomics.com/sites/52/?action=headlines&i=6919
http://www.dccomics.com/sites/52/?action=headlines&i=7067
http://www.dccomics.com/sites/52/?action=headlines&i=7081
http://www.dccomics.com/sites/52/?action=headlines&i=7098
http://www.dccomics.com/sites/52/?action=headlines&i=7102
http://www.dccomics.com/sites/52/?action=headlines&i=7106
http://www.dccomics.com/sites/52/?action=headlines&i=7261

I also write the weekly fake polls which go up every Friday afternoon. Here’s the latest:

http://www.dccomics.com/sites/52/?action=about

So I have a blog...

Due to technical difficulties with my website (based solely on my infinite lack of knowledge), I’ve decided to cave in to peer pressure from the rest of the world and start a blog to keep people updated on my new projects and such. We’ll see how long it lasts.

But if you like old things, check out my website, last updated in May. Excitement!

www.matthewkmanning.com