Friday, December 29, 2006

Stephen Colbert's Big Break

John Layman and I are writing Stephen Colbert's Tek Jansen of Alpha Squad 7, an Oni Press comic based on the visionary space epic created by America's ballsiest pundit. The first issue hits sequential art boutiques in March, which means that now is the time to ask your comicier to order your copy. Make that copies.

Click on the Official Poster to experience the exciting big-enough-to-read version.


Wednesday, December 27, 2006

Tuesday, December 26, 2006

City Outlives Ford

Nation mourns talent scout who discovered Dick Cheney, Donald Rumsfeld and George H. W. Bush.

Sunday, December 24, 2006

Friday, December 22, 2006

Who Is The Mystery Man?

One possible answer here.

Wednesday, December 20, 2006

Tuesday, December 19, 2006

Taft, Hartley, God, Archie

They Hate Us Because We Love Freedom:

The US Army is considering measures to force striking workers back to their jobs at a Goodyear Tire & Rubber plant in Kansas in the face of a looming shortage of tyres for Humvee trucks and other military equipment used in Iraq and Afghanistan.
• The Seattle Times decided to publish today, which is good because Mark Rahner reviewed four video games including Marvel Ultimate Alliance and--joy of joys--Left Behind:
In the real-time strategy action — and by "action," I mean "tedium and frustration" — you control puny humans from high above. (You're not God, or the controls would be less awkward and you'd be able to see everything better.) Your goal: convert as many people in New York City as possible to the side of God, and keep them through prayer. Things that weaken the converts include guitar music and swearing. Just think what HBO would do.
Archie Comics get shocking new look [via Metafilter]:


Monday, December 18, 2006

"Help Me Find A Shovel, Doc."

Rev. Ted Haggard's escort sells a book.

Great Dave Zirin column about the Knicks-Nuggets brawl:

Young black men scuffling, even scuffling in a way that would make foxy boxing seem threatening, has become cause for an astounding amount of public hand-wringing.
Very bad day for 52 species of animals and plants.

Joe Barbera takes "limited animation" to new extreme.

Laura Bush to fake her death.

John Carpenter's The Thing remake planned.

Thursday, December 14, 2006

Dan Daredevil

When artiste Chris "The Filth" Weston ( know he has other credits, I just like calling him "The Filth") saw the poster for Frank Miller's upcoming movie of Will Eisner's The Spirit, it inspired him to go Miller on another classic comics hero:

Frank Miller's Dan Dare

Dan Dare at Wikipedia

Chris' blog (Currently very active)

Chris at Amazon

Miller's Spirit movie

Wednesday, December 13, 2006


Let's try an experiment. I have a mailing list where you can receive occasional (one to three times a month) updates on my work; you can subscribe by sending an email to stuartcomics at . (Except don't use the "at," dumbass!) Here's a slightly abridged version of the latest mailer, minus the backlist listings. If you like know what to do!


Welcome to Stuart Moore Mailer #56. Some miscellaneous December madness:

• My final issue of FIRESTORM: THE NUCLEAR MAN, issue #32, is in stores this Wednesday, December 13th. It's an epilogue to the storyline "In My Father's House," bringing this run of FIRESTORM to a thematic conclusion. Jamal Igle returned to fully pencil this one, before moving on to his new gig on NIGHTWING (coming soon!). It's our little holiday gift to you, as Jason (Firestorm) Rusch contemplates his past, present, and future on New Year's Eve. Plus killer cyborgs in space, the snowstorm that might destroy Manhattan, and some surprising supporting-character hookups.

FIRESTORM's been a blast these last two years -- I'd like to thank everybody who bought the book. And I can't wait to work with Jamal again, hopefully sometime soon. Hope you like our final outing together (for now).

• Just soliciting now: DETECTIVE COMICS #829 and 830, both out in March, feature "The Siege," a two-part story written by me featuring the siege of Wayne Tower by a mad bomber called Vox. Trapped in a conference room with civilians, Bruce Wayne must direct Robin remotely to stop the terrorist. Featuring a halfway-point cliffhanger I'm particularly proud of, and the absolutely stunning art of Andy Clarke, recently of the "Face the Face" storyline in the Batman books. This guy'll be drawing ULTIMATE CIVIL CRISIS in a year, mark my words. I'll try to get some promo art out soon.

• And finally: Last week, while I wasn't looking, STARGATE ATLANTIS: WRAITHFALL #2 slipped out to comic shops. I've determined from a scientific study of internet message boards that absolutely nobody is reading this book...which is a shame, as I think it's a good story, Mauricio Melo draws great tech and likenesses, we had no licensor problems at all, and I've designed the book to be accessible whether you've seen the show or not. Yes, it's late. Yes, it has eight hundred variant covers. Don't worry about that -- just pick one. And buy it!

Avatar's solicitation is here. (Scroll down past several books with "Dead" or "Death" in the title.)

Thanks and happy holidays. This time I mean it!


Edited because I typed in my own email address wrong. Who's the dumbass now?

Sunday, December 10, 2006

Augusto Pinochet, 1915-2006

The tide recedes but leaves behind
bright seashells on the sand.
The sun goes down, but gentle warmth
still lingers on the land.
The music stops, and yet it echoes on
in sweet refrains...
For every joy that passes,
something beautiful remains.


Saturday, December 09, 2006

Whatever You Do, Don't Let Randy Johnson See Today's Daily News

Picture 3
Poor guy feels useless enough as it is.

PS - I want one of those $55 plates of macaroni and cheese.

Wednesday, December 06, 2006

If you tried to leave a comment at A.H.O.Y. and it wouldn't let you without registering, try again. It's fixed. Asshole Of The Year regrets the inconvenience.

Why We Love James Wolcott


Because in a post about right-wing extremists' pathological statements about Iraq, he cites The Haunted Tank.

Tuesday, December 05, 2006

Monday, December 04, 2006

Yankees finish first someplace

Yes, according to Yahoo (via the New York Daily News), the New York Yankees were the most-searched sports team of 2006. (Maybe fans were just wondering where the heck they were.)
Most-searched person or subject was Britney Spears.
And the top two most-searched news stories? Steve Irwin's fatal encounter with a stingray, and reality-TV sidekick son Daniel Smith's death three days after his half-sister was born in the Bahamas.
The war in Iraq came in third.

Sunday, December 03, 2006

'Tis The Season...

...To vote for the Asshole Of The Year.


People In The News

Susan Hallowell, director of the Transportation Security Administration's security laboratory, allows her body to be X-rayed by the 'backscatter' machine at the Transportation Security Administration in Egg Harbor Township, N.J. The technology has not been widely used in the U.S. as an anti-terrorism tool because of privacy concerns.

Friday, December 01, 2006

Get to Know the Hopefuls: Mitt Romney

romney Can a man named "Willard" win the White House?

Although he has yet to formally announce his bid for the 2008 Republican presidential nomination, the outgoing Massachusetts governor, whose previous claim to fame was taking over the scandal-plagued 2002 Olympics, is checking out real estate for campaign headquarters, courting his fellow GOP governors, and discovering, on the Commonwealth's dime, that Asia is "an important region of the world."

Meanwhile, he's already in hot water for pleading plausible deniability on (subcontracted) illegal alien employees and a certain, ahem, opportunism with respect to gay rights. He's also just slashed $425 million from state social programs, mostly those that help the elderly and disabled, to build cred among less-than-compassionate conservatives. And, he's mum on whether he wears the traditional Mormon "temple garments", made popular by their appearance in Tony Kushner's Angels in America .

Angels-Mormon garment

Girls in the Tree House

I tried really hard to find stuff to post that wouldn't make it look like Tom had added a Ladies' Auxiliary to the Monster Force. But here it is: food, kids, and shopping. Sorry. I'll try to be more butch in the future.

Menu for 2006 White House Holiday Receptions
But what are they serving in the Undisclosed Location?

Four-year-old Power Ranger Saves Family
CBS asks: Will his powers be used only for good?

Happy Holidays, Mr. President
This Christmas, give the gift of clue.