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I thought I’d let anyone who reads or accidently stumbles upon my blog that I’ve started a new one on Tumblr.

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The title of today’s post is in honor of Neil Gaiman’s new two parter Batman story Whatever Happened to the Caped Crusader. It’s awesome and you should all check it out. Don’t worry if you didn’t understand all the recent Grant Morrison stuff. This has nothing to do with that.

Be sure to check out my new site for all the same funny stories, videos, and general rambling that I’ve done here. I update it every day (just like here).

Thanks to blogger for getting me started. In the future I may post here on occasion, but in general everyday stuff will be on the new site.

Thanks for visiting!

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We got to see The Dark Knight in IMAX (lincoln center) with the office today. That is it was a work sponsored trip. Although I had already bought a ticket when we had decided to go as a group, but before the office offered to pay. It was only 16 bucks a ticket, so I don’t feel so bad. There was a little drama and some people ended up not coming, but I’m sure it’s all water under the bridge.

The movie was spectacular. It definitely lived up to my expectations. Although I’m not sure I had any to begin with. It definitely warrants a second viewing (and a third). I think my brother hasn’t seen it yet, so I’m sure he’ll be game to go. He claims the IMAX theaters in manhattan are perpetually sold out on his days off, and I believe him. That’s how good the movie was. In fact, why are you here reading this instead of out seeing it.

Seriously, go see it.

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Neil Gaiman just released that he is currently writing a two-part Batman story called “What Ever Happened to the Caped Crusader?” which artist Andy Kubert (1602), will be drawing. Gaiman was very cryptic but did let out that the two issues would both be over-sized. Part one is set for a January 2009 release. What do you all think of this? Obviously Neil Gaiman swings for the fences every time and is something of a genre storytelling home-run king. I can’t say enough good things about him, and I can’t believe I didn’t see him in San Diego this year. I guess we’ll all just have to wait to hear more till he’s finished writing the story.

As our buddies (Now Eisner-Winning Buddies!) at Newsarama pointed out, the title is a reference to Alan Moore’s Superman issue titled “Whatever Happened to the Man of Tomorrow?” In which Moore closed the book on the Silver Age Superman and got the character ready for a re-boot by then-upcoming Superman writer John Byrne. Does this mean Superman is in a state of metamorphosis. Obviously the answer is yes, but

What kind of Batman do you think Neil Gaiman will create? Surreal like his Morpheus character (from the Sandman series), or maybe something grounded more in reality (not likely)? Write in and let us know by commenting below or emailing us at tips@pulpsecret.com.

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It dawned on me. Indy Mogul built a Hellboy Prop., Pulp Secret did an exclusive Hellboy 2 movie review. Why not mash-them both up in a blog post or two? Why didn’t I do this for the Hulk episodes (the Indy Mogul guys built a “pink” Hulk suit. At least now I’m fully aware and will mash just as well next week when the BFX crew do “something secret” associated with The Dark Knight movie.

Also, we purchased a block of tickets for the office to go see Batman in IMAX over at AMC in Lincoln Center. Monday the 21st at 2PM. Be there or be square. Of course there are a few nay sayers (Scott/Andres). But we’ve got a good crowd none-the-less. I’ll try and get as many good pictures of the fun before my camera gear is confiscated or smashed by the fake Hulk statue in the movie theater. I did an IMAX test run today after work. I went to see Kung Fu Panda in IMAX (at Lincoln Center). I have to say it was cool, but the theater doesn’t have too many seats, so I’m sure we’ll have to go well in advance. Our office is downtown on Park Avenue, so it’s clear across town. I smell a field trip! Unfortunately I was unable to attend the Indiana Jones special screening that the office did (for reasons beyond my control). That led to the “email list” crusade (also known as operation list join). You can guess the plot.

See you at The Dark Knight in a few weeks!

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Warner Brothers has just leaked a teaser trailer of Two-Face appearing on screen through their viral Joker website WhySoSerious.com. They show just enough so that you know Aaron Eckhart will look twisted enough to give a few nightmares to your kids.

Enjoy!

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What do Sammy Davis Jr., Jerry Lewis, Dick Clark, Green Hornet, Santa Claus, Colonel Klink, and Lurch all have in common? No they don’t all have the same dry cleaner. They all had infamous “wall climbing” cameos on the 1960s Batman with Adam West and Burt Ward. Special thanks to the guys at SF Signal for the great Batman Wall Climbing Trivia.

Here are the videos

 

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Last night was Lindsey’s official housewarming party. We grabbed a backpack full of goodies and hopped a cab downtown. This week Andrew’s friend from back home joins us in the city for a good time. I believe they’ve hit the MOMA already, and now that I’ve given my brother his Met Pass back, they’ll be able to go see it too.

The party was great. Surprisingly, I recognized several of the guests (being from the office I just started working in). Lindsey has a couple of roommates, and between them they’ve got a great apartment (the mess we left not-withstanding). I had several great work-related conversations with some of my new compatriots. Ranging from filming techniques, to slr camera use, and even creating all-new jobs.

Later in the evening all eyes turned towards the Playstation and the TV as Guitar Hero was pulled out of the box. I declined several offers to participate, as I suck at Guitar Hero.

I made it back to the Arms and Armory section before the part last night (with a fully charged camera). Last time my powershot died mid-trip. I’ve noticed a lot more that when I’m taking pictures indoors, light isn’t really my friend. It bounces off glass, steel, and glossy oil paint colors.

This time around I browsed the guns and swords. Very cool. My learning curve has been pretty steep with the trusty powershot. The digital rebel I’ve used is a little more “new-user friendly”.

Current plans for Sunday include: general recovery, finding that awesome comic book store in Union Square and renewing all my title subscriptions, and having lunch with Andrew and his Missouri visitor.

On my short list of titles to resume:

Action Comics, Superman, Countdown, Green Lantern, Justice League, JSA Classified, Outsiders, The Amazing Spiderman, The Invincible Iron Man, Batman, Legends of the Dark Knight, and a few others.

Now that I can deduct the price of my subscriptions as a business expense, there will be no skimping on the monthly heap of action.

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