Saturday, June 30, 2007

Scooby-Doo meets Godzilla

It's almost certainly too late to win, but the recent issue of G-Fan includes a giveaway where the prize is signed copies of some "Scooby-Doo" comics I wrote which were chock full of Godzilla references. It's on the same page that has a photo of my son with his collection of kaiju, and one of my collages.

G-Fan #80 can be had at most comic book stores, or via the G-Fan website. it's also a great source of information on all things Godzilla related.

Speaking of Godzilla, my son and I will be attending G-Fest in Chicago at the Crowne Plaza O'Hare this coming weekend. Maybe you'll see us there.

Thursday, June 28, 2007


From yesterday's Hollywood Reporter...

June 27, 2007
Paramount Pictures has pre-emptively picked up the rights to "The Foundation," an upcoming comic book to be published by Boom! Studios. Boom founders Andrew Cosby and Ross Richie will serve as producers.

Written by John Rozum and drawn by Kody Chamberlain, the five-issue miniseries uses the prophesies of Nostradamus as its backdrop. In the tale, Nostradamus' books of foreshadowing made him a rich man, and he took his riches and created a foundation to prevent the prophesies from happening. The comic focuses on the secret team in the present day who uses the prophet's published and unpublished works to predict threats to the world.

There is no writer attached.

Dan Levine and Elizabeth Raposo will oversee for the studio.

"Foundation" is the third title that Boom has set up. The 18-month-old company has the action-thriller comic "Talent" and the horror comic "Tag" both set up at Universal that Cosby, who also co-created Sci Fi Channel's "Eureka," and Richie are producing with Marc Platt.

Wednesday, June 20, 2007

Scooby-Doo #121

Ahoy! In comic book stores now is pirate-themed SCOOBY-DOO #121, which contains a short 2-page story about the Kraken, written by yours truly. This may also, very likely, be the final Scooby-Doo story written by yours truly.

Thursday, June 07, 2007

Update #2

Available for pre-order is the first part of my 2-part story for Detective Comics "Absolute Terror." This is the first opportunity I've had to write Batman and it was a lot of fun, primarily because I was given the opportunity to take one of the classic Bat-villains and give him a major overhaul (I hate the word "reimagine"). My intention was to take the second-tier bat-villain, the Scarecrow and transform him into a character to rival even the Joker in sheer ruthlessness and unpredictability. I'm hoping to get to go even further with the character in the future.

Tom Mandrake did the artwork, and I'm dying to see it. I can't think of an artist more suitable to the story, and oddly, he's never had the opportunity to draw the Scarecrow before.

The cover art is by Simone Bianchi.

The story appears in Detective Comics #835 and #836. The first issue will be available at your local comic book store on August 1.

Wednesday, June 06, 2007

Update #1

Here's the cover by Paul Azaceta for the first issue of THE FOUNDATION published by Boom! Studios. It's a 5-issue series which I'm writing from a concept created by Kody Chamberlain and interior art by Chee.

The solicitation describes it thus:

History shows that in the 1500s, Nostradamus' three volumes of prophesies were best-sellers, making him a rich man. But what the world doesn't know is he took his vast treasure trove of riches and invested them in creating a foundation to prevent his prophesies from occurring. This secret team still functions today, using Nostradamus' published and unpublished tomes to predict threats to worldwide security! In the vein of The X-Files, but with a 24-like spin!

The first issue was slated to appear later this month (next week, I think) but just to keep you up to date, that's not going to happen. I just turned in the script for this issue on Monday, and I'm guessing that Chee hasn't drawn a single panel yet. Of course, this doesn't mean that you can't still pre-order it through your local comic book store.