A new episode of Panel Discussions is live at Comic Related.
This week Russ talks with Daniel Corey, writer of Image Comics’ Moriarty. It’s a fantastic read that deftly blends elements of spy fiction, science fiction and the Victorian fiction from which its central character, Professor James Moriarty, was born. It’s also part of what Russ sees as a renaissance at Image Comics, led by the recent successes of Robert Kirkman, wherein a number of the best books in the business are being produced by the publisher at the same time DC’s relauch and Marvel’s killing any character who isn’t nailed down have them dominating the news.
On the flip side of the interview, Russ talks a bit about recent theatrical and home video releases, including Warner’s outstanding Superman Blu-Ray boxset and the disappointing box office performance of Green Lantern.
This week’s music features Peg O’ My Heart by The Dropkick Murphys with special guest Bruce Springsteen. An inspired take on the traditional Irish folk song, this one may hang around for a bit as our intro music. It’s available on the Dropkick Murphys’ new record, “Going Out in Style,” from SideOneDummy Records. After that, though, the remaining songs are from the Zero Effect soundtrack. The film, referenced briefly during the interview with Corey, features Russ’s personal favorite reinterpretation of Holmes and Watson, as Bill Pullman and Ben Stiller star in a loose, modern day retelling of “A Scandal in Bohemia,” with Ryan O’Neal (TV’s Bones) and Kim Dickens (The Blind Side) in supporting roles.
Links of Interest:
Daniel Corey’s Moriarty site
Savage Dragon’s website
Buy Going Out in Style by The Dropkick Murphys on Amazon
Buy Zero Effect: Music From the Motion Picture on Amazon
Buy Zero Effect on DVD at Amazon
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