November 5, 2023
Random Thoughts Over The Weekend
This weekend I’m doing a pre-letters polish pass on the first FALL OF THE HOUSE OF X, writing some cover prompts and getting ready to punch as hard as I can for my collaborators on the end of my X-Men stories and this current volume of Iron Man. There should be some new art to preview soon.
I wanted to catch KILLERS OF THE FLOWER MOON on the biggest, loudest screen possible and in Los Angeles, that means The Chinese Theater.
I won’t spoil anything, but while the film is very long, it always had my rapt attention. It’s billed as a crime thriller but I came away thinking it was a Scorsese horror film. Highly recommended to see on a big screen before you lose the chance. One of the director’s decisions in the final reel seems to be the topic of some discussion, but I liked it and appreciated how the true crime genre has always been popular in America, and indeed the FBI dined pretty well off the mass murder depicted in the film. I also came away from this film thinking about my friend Chris Kasick’s current true crime documentary Citizen Sleuth.
A true crime podcaster attempts to navigate the ethics of the genre and…I won’t spoil it. Worth a watch if you can catch it on the festival circuit and when it’s eventually available to stream.
Okay, back to X-Men.
PS — If you haven’t checked out my lockdown project, TIMING/LUCK — hit this link. I have all but fulfilled my crowdfunding effort, and I’m selling the extra books I printed to cover loss and damage. Not many of the limited slipcase with hardcovers remain. Check them out here for as long as they remain.
Okay, I wrote a little about Steve Ditko this week and I forgot it was his birthday. Here’s a little present.