-I can't believe there's going to be an Absolute Jim Lee's WildCATS. It's like the world has stopped making sense. My understanding of reality is shattered. I thought those Absolute editions were expensive to produce, which in turn meant that they would want to publish collections that people actually would buy. I thought they were mostly sold through the no-return direct market, which (I further assumed) was dependent upon retailers who were smart enough not to tie up funds in a guaranteed dust-collector like Absolute Jim Lee's WildCATS. Honestly, I thought Jim Lee had only drawn a few issues of WildCATS at all before following the lead of his fellow Image brethren and becoming more of a full-time outskirts-of-Hollywood schmooze-bot rather than, you know, an artist. Apparently I'm wrong, though--clearly there must be a reasonably large body of people out there eager to buy a presumably-longer-than-80-pages Absolute Jim Lee's WildCATS from DM retailers. I'd better go lie down.
-On the other hand, Rob Liefeld's Awesomely Blasphemous Bible (link via Graeme McMillan) makes perfect sense. If anyone other than Richard Corben is going to illustrate the Bible, it really should be Rob Liefeld. I must say, though, this reminds me of other instances in which a beloved intellectual property gets translated to another medium. Justice League Unlimited has misled thousands of children and adolescents who don't realize that Hal Jordan was plucked from the febrile mind of Julius Schwartz by God Himself, who obviously wanted some dopey white dude to be The Ultimate Real Green Lantern. Will the children of the future think that the Pharaoh pursued Moses with flying pyramids? When they watch Back To the Future II, will they look at young Marty McFly and say, "Look, just like David when he fought Mecha-Goliath!"
Rob Liefeld is an avowed Christian right? I think it just shows how awesome (PUN INTENDED!) the 21st century is that these images can be considered something that promotes Christianity (or Judiasm, considering this is all Old Testament stuff), whereas Liefeld would probably have been burned at the stake in earlier centuries.
-Blogging news: The Asorbascon is going on a monthlong hiatus, because Scipio doesn't like all the negative comments he's been receiving. Readers of this blog might remember that Mr. Scipio felt the need to address a negative comment left about him in the Newsarama Blog both there and at his own blog. This might be unusual behavior for him--I must admit that I was only an occasional reader before starting this blog--but I'm under the impression that the dude's skin is pretty thin. Might I speculate that there is but a single obsessed person leaving negative comments at his blog? And that this might very well be the same person who left the negative comment at Newarama Blog? And that this person will probably leave an anti-Asorbascon comment here as well?
-You have a few short hours--maybe just an hour, actually--to vote in the Stupendous Weekend Poll. It's looking grim for Mr. Millar.