Wednesday, February 15, 2017
Today's post is going to be old news for a lot of you, but after my rant yesterday, I felt compelled to run this today.
Via Twitter, Norm Rapmund has provided a critical clue about the "BG" art Dan Jurgens teased last week:
Dan Jurgens and Norm Rapmund working together again is great news, but it's not unexpected. When DC released the April solicitation for Booster Gold/The Flintstones Annual #1 back in December, the solicitation included this line:
Variant cover by DAN JURGENS and NORM RAPMUND
So although neither Jurgens nor Rapmund told us why they're collaborating on a cover featuring Booster Gold, I think we can put two and two together.
Booster Gold/The Flintstones Annual #1 will go on sale on March 29 with a $4.99 cover price. The standard cover is by Mike Allred and will also feature Booster Gold, so bring $10!
Monday, January 16, 2017
As the DC Comics April 2017 solicitations began trickling in, the big news is that Superman is soon to be a pair of red shorts and a yellow belt away from his classic costume.
As happy as that makes us long-time Superman fans, I have to wonder if that doesn't signal bigger reversions for the DC Rebirth Universe.
Last month, we saw that Booster Gold will be appearing in a crossover with The Flintstones. The cover included in those solicitations clearly depicted Booster in his pre-Flashpoint costume.
I had assumed that the costume on that cover was an accident on the part of cover artist Mike Allred, who perhaps was using an outdated template. But since DC is now clearly backsliding on Superman's look, what's the chance they're finally fixing Booster's atrocious New 52 costume?
Maybe we'll find out more when Booster Gold/The Flintstones Annual #1 finally arrives on March 29.
Wednesday, December 14, 2016
I did not see this one coming.
When I woke up on Monday and checked my phone, I had to be sure that it wasn't April first. According to Russ Burlingame of ComicBook.com (the first to bring this to my attention), Booster Gold will be making his long awaited return on March 29, 2017.
In the pages of The Flintstones!
BOOSTER GOLD/THE FLINTSTONES ANNUAL #1
Written by Mark Russell
Art by Rick Leonardi and Scott Hanna
Welcome to the 25th Century, where the Earth is a polluted, post-industrial nightmare, most animals are extinct and reptilian aliens are invading cities across the planet! In their time of need, the world’s citizens turn to the time-traveling Booster Gold to save the day. To learn why these aliens are attacking Earth, Booster dives deep into the prehistoric past to see what happened when they first came to the planet. In this bygone era, Fred Flintstone and Barney Rubble must help Booster learn the truth and return to his own time armed with the information that will bring down the invaders – if Booster can convince them to help him out.
As a huge fan of both Booster Gold and the work of Flinstones writer Mark Russell, I couldn't be more excited. March can't get here soon enough!
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Tuesday, August 4, 2015
Maane Khatchatourian of Variety.com has reported that Envision Media Arts is planning on making an animated movie based on PEZ candies. There is no news on what the movie will be about, but if Danish LEGO can succeed in Hollywood, I don't see what's stopping Austrian PEZ.
I foresee kid-friendly adventures in a world populated with bizarre characters who eject items they need from their neck, much like the character Rico in another animated success, The Penguins of Madagascar.
If PEZ wants to emulate LEGO's success, they should also leverage the intellectual properties of their licensing partners. There have been hundreds of different heads made. Somebody's would pay good money to see Fred Flintstone interact with Bart Simpson on the big screen. And don't forget Batman. There's nothing he won't be in.
This news is bound to bring the copycats out of the woodwork. If I were an affluent glory-hound, I'd already be investing my money in a "parody" variant that could beat the brand-name movie to market. Don't be surprised to see a PESL movie coming to a Netflix queue near you.
Friday, October 1, 2010
The Flintstones turned 50 years old yesterday. If I'd been on the ball, I would have posted this yesterday. But I've been busy. (Ahh, to be able to travel back in time to avoid my mistakes...)
The above image, by Bill Walko of the invaluable titanstower.com, can be seen at its full size on cbr.com. In the background of the image are lyrics to the song "The Bedrock Twitch" as performed by Rock Roll in the season 3 episode "The Twitch." If you're in a celebratory mood, you can listen to the song here on youtube.com and dance along with Booster and Pebbles.
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