Friday, June 29, 2007

Let The Eagle Soar

Entertainment Weekly previews Stephen Colbert's Tek Jansen #1, due in comics shops July 11th. Longtime readers of this space will dimly remember that its lead story was written by me and someone else.


Sunday, June 24, 2007

But Is The Table Really Round?


If you're the kind of person who's always two days late for everything, then I'm afraid you missed the MOCCA convention in New York this weekend -- but you can still come see me at a round-table discussion & signing at the Barnes & Noble in Park Slope, Brooklyn, New York, this Tuesday. Details:

Date: Tuesday, June 26, 2007
Time: 6:30 PM
Place: Barnes & Noble Park Slope, 267 7th Avenue, Brooklyn, NY

The participants:

Stuart Moore: signing EARTHLIGHT
June Kim: signing 12 DAYS
James L. Barry: signing WARRIORS: THE LOST WARRIOR
Melissa DeJesus: signing SOKORA REFUGEES
Becky Cloonan: signing EAST COAST RISING

I'm not sure if the store will have copies of EARTHLIGHT volume 2 (pictured above) yet, but I'll have an advance copy to show.

More details on the appearance and the location.

More details on EARTHLIGHT.

Wednesday, June 20, 2007

Five Years Already

Draft Dick Cheney is counting down to what it calls "a very special anniversary."


"Making people laugh is the lowest form of comedy."
-- Michael O' Donoghue

"The best parody is the thing itself."
-- Andy Warhol

Tuesday, June 19, 2007

Hippies Can Suck Aqualad

A discussion of hippies, from TEEN TITANS #15, May-June 1968:

AQUALAD: "I like to swing, but these cats are too much! Strictly weirdos!"

ROBIN: "You betray your middle-class junior super-hero background! What's more weird and way-out than a kid who breathes water, or a speed demon in a crazy yellow suit, or a chick who flies -- ??"

KID FLASH: "You mean... us, BOY WONDER -- THE TITANS?"

WONDER GIRL: "He doesn't mean THE ROLLING STONES, mopehead! I think these hippie guys are groovy!"
This story and more like it are available in Showcase Presents: Teen Titans, Vol. 1.

Thursday, June 14, 2007

The Kiss-Off

Comic book geeks, political cranks and other John Layman-types will shriek with delight at the news that there will be no more baseball posts in this space. I've moved my spikes to a new Yankees blog managed by longtime Beer & Meat commenter el duque. The move will allow my Beer & Meat side to concentrate entirely on Bush-bashing and comic book covers.

Friday, June 08, 2007

The Week In Review

Holy Shit!

This photo, taken today, is credited to the Associated Press' Nick Ut, who's already famous for this one:

Update: Ut's Wikipedia entry says that he took the Vietnam shot 35 years ago today.

Tuesday, June 05, 2007

Seely's Book Comes Out Today, So Buy It Already

Amazon link



This Young Man

This young man, he played one.
He played knick knack from Vietnam,
With a Guard-track, dodge-the-draft,
Leave the boy alone.
This young man stayed safe at home.

This young man, he played two.
College classes sliding through,
With the Skull-and-Bones, frat-clones,
Pour the boy a brew.
This young man went driving stewed.

This young man, he played three.
High in Harken Energy,
With a quick-drop, ditch-the-stock,
Dodge the SEC.
This young man got off scot-free.

This young man, he played four.
Major league investment score.
With a big-wheel, insider-deal,
Give the boy his dream:
Owner of a baseball team.

This young man, he played five.
Led the "Build a Ballpark!" drive.
With a kickback, special-tax,
Line up is the best,
Also-rans in A.L. West.

This young man, he played six
Sold the team to Thomas Hicks.
With Clear Channel, money-funnels,
Texas needs his flare,
He's "Governor Electric Chair."

This young man, he played seven.
Has a backer up in heaven.
With the right-wing, Christian thing,
He's the favored Son.
This young man took Washington.

This young man, he played eight.
Sent the Army to Kuwait,
With a yellow-cake, total fake,
We'll win it in a walk.
This young man attacked Iraq.

This young man, he played nine.
New Orleans would be just fine.
With a Cat-4, at-the-door,
Counting up the dead.
Frowned when he flew overhead.

This young man, he played ten.
In Iraq and Afghanistan,
With a knick, knack, paddy whack,
A double Vietnam.
This young man's come rolling home.

Copyright © 2007 by Hart Seely