July 31st, 2006


Dead Pool

Wow, another comic company down the tubes.

After almost fourteen years and more than 300 issues — one of the longest runs in the history of independent comics — publisher Claypool Comics is telling the world of print, “Thank you and farewell.” After ELVIRA, MISTRESS OF THE DARK #166 (shipping in February 2007), SOULSEARCHERS AND COMPANY #82 (also shipping in February), and DEADBEATS #82 (shipping in March), Claypool will cut back its line to DEADBEATS alone and put new adventures of that series’ vampire-haunted world on the Internet. Claypool’s trade-paperback comics collections (under the Boffin Books imprint) and back issues will remain available as long as supplies last.

Heat Stroke

My mom manages to somehow get it, and not get things at the exact same time.

Animals and kids dying in the heat of a closed up car? Outrages her, and she wonders how people can be so stupid. Quickly followed by her telling everyone to close all the doors and windows to keep the house cool.

I'm also amused that she thinks fans actually make things cooler in a closed system.