Rounding up the latest news from the "black capes"...
SECRET SIX PREVIEW [NEWSARAMA] DC Comics has provided Newsarama with an exlcusive peek at Secret Six #1 by Gail Simone Nicola Scott and Doug Hazlewood. The solicitation for the issue reads: Because you demanded it! The Secret Six are back in an all-new ongoing series that promises to deliver some of the darkest, most twisted action-adventure the DC Universe has seen since...well, the last time the Secret Six got together!
I've seen the first issue, and it's absolutely amazing. I'll be posting a full review later. Meanwhile, if you haven't seen it yet, check out the preview.
The other interesting thing in the issue was one of the ads. It was for "Terror Titans," a new series DC is premiering. Earlier, I reported the news of a weekly, villain-centric series DC was preparing to unveil. Including that, Secret Six, and Terror Titans, that makes three villain-centric titles offered by DC.
Do you get the feeling that there might be a few Evil Inc fans at DC?
If you're looking for a signed copy of one of the Evil Inc or How To Make Webcomics books, this Saturday might be your lucky day. I'm going to be signing books and doing sketches at Hall of Heroes at the Mooresetone Mall in Moorestown, NJ, this Saturday (noon to five), with all of the money raised going to support a charity called Heroes to Heroes.
Heroes to Heroes will use the money to buy and ship comics and graphic novels to our troops overseas as part of the Heroes For Heroes Project.
Additionally, people interested in helping can donate their own comics and graphic novels, or purchase new ones to donate at a reduced price at any of the following locations throughout the rest of the year:
The Comic Book Store
30 North Main Street
Glassboro, NJ 08208
Hall of Heroes, Hamilton Mall
4403 Black Horse Pike, #1159A
Mays Landing, NJ 08330
Hall of Heroes, Moorestown Mall
400 Route 38
Moorestown, NJ 08057
Level Up Entertainment
Tilton Times Plaza Space A
6814 Tilton Road
Egg Harbor Township, NJ 08234
At the beginning of January, everything collected will be sent to the men and women of the United States Armed Forces serving in the Middle East, as a morale booster.
If you are (or know) a comic store owner, comics professional, or simply an interested citizen who would like to help, contact Michael Dolan at (609) 344-2648 or firstname.lastname@example.org for more information on contributing to this cause.
A reader writes... Q: I'm in a situation where my heart refuses to obey my mind. Nine years ago, I met this girl, let's call her "Stacey," at a convention. In the emails that followed, I was shocked at how much the two of us had in common. Our tastes on everything were both so eccentric yet so similar, it was like we could read each others minds! We quickly became friends... but I fell completely in love.
She's a sharp girl; she obviously knows I have some amorous feelings (though probably not to what extent), but I'm also certain that she doesn't see me in that light at all.
Nine years later, we're still just friends, and I'm still in love. We've never been on a date. I have dated plenty of other girls in that time, but Stacey is always in the back of my mind. Try as a might, I don't think I've ever gone a day without thinking about her at least once, and its killing me! I feel ashamed and angry at myself that I can't just get over this girl. This isn't normal!
I've tried to "fade out," but eventually she always attempts to re-affirm our friendship and keep me within her reach.
There must be a way for me to cure this obsession. I know it sounds cheesy, but is there a cure for love?