I believe that I have once and for all solved the mystery of what is in the mysterious briefcase in Pulp Fiction.
Clearly, my friend and cowriter Conor has unmasked a deep conspiracy.
This is the best/worst example of close reading I have seen since Room 237.
TCR | 2007.03.12 | It reads: “Dear Stephen, As editor-in-chief of Marvel, I am burdened with the handling of our character’s estates and the sad event that a hero should perish before his time. Captain America’s will was read last Friday, and while heavy hearted, I am proud to announce the star spangled Avenger has bequeathed his most valuable possession, his indestructible shield, to the only man he believed had the red, white, and blue balls to carry the mantle. Stephen Colbert. Welcome to the Marvel Universe. Sincerely, Joe Quesada.
How can you but just love this?
So I watched Way of the Dragon the other day (written by, directed by, and starring Bruce Lee), and this is the absolute best part of the whole movie. Lee’s climactic face-off is against karate master “Colt” (played by Chuck Norris, who inexplicably has hair everywhere BUT on his face). The cat you see there? Actually in the scene. It gets a DOUBLE crash zoom. Its meow was clearly dubbed in by a dude who barely tried to sound like a cat. IT IS AWESOME.
LOUIE DEL CARMEN & BOBBY CHIU’S SUPERMAN AND KRYPTO PITCH IS THE BEST UNFINISHED COMIC YOU’LL READ TODAY
By Chris Sims
It goes without saying that there are a lot of great superhero comics out there, but it’s always fun (and a little bit of a bummer) to see the great comics that didn’t come out. Not every pitch is accepted, after all, and while a lot of them never leave the planning stages, there a few that make it all the way to being drawn, and sometimes, they are truly fantastic.
Case in point: A ten-apage story that animation artist Louie del Carmen and illustrator Bobby Chiu created a few years back for “a proposed Superman anthology” that never saw print. It did, however, make it all the way to roughs, and this week, del Carmen posted them on his website, telling the full story of Superman and Krypto teaming up to bust an illegal interstellar zoo. And it is pretty great.