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dean trippe | moonbase one

Ask me something   I made Something Terrible, created Butterfly, co-founded Project: Rooftop, co-host The Last Cast podcast, ramble on Twitter, and I have a
website.

twitter.com/deantrippe:

    "Pet peeve time: for the contingent out there who sneer at heroes like Superman and Wonder Woman and Captain America, those icons who still, at their core, represent selfless sacrifice for the greater good, and who justify their contempt by saying, oh, it’s so unrealistic, no one would ever be so noble… grow up. Seriously. Cynicism is not maturity, do not mistake the one for the other. If you truly cannot accept a story where someone does the right thing because it’s the right thing to do, that says far more about who you are than these characters."
    — 2 years ago with 571 notes
    #greg rucka  #comic books  #superheroes  #superman  #captain america 
    Lying to increase his fake resume’s plausibility, Rob Granito claimed to have worked with Dwayne McDuffie, and posted this update, following the news that Dwayne had passed away.
If you haven’t been following my second favorite comics news item of the week, barely-literate comics art thief Rob Granito has been caught, exposed, and ruined. If you have any dealings with this guy, cut them off. I’ve been pretty darn entertained by his pathetic attempts to protect his entirely fictitious reputation, and I almost considered his sins against comics worth it, just for the amount of fun we in the industry have been having at his expense.
Then I saw this screengrab above (via Colleen Doran and Tom Feister). He used the death of one of our own to bolster his own fake resume.
Rob, if you see this, pack it in. I’ve seen a few folks that think you have a mental disorder of some kind (mostly because your lies are so incredibly stupid, and your writing ability is evidently on a 2nd grade level), but I don’t think that’s it. I just think you’re a bad person. I think you started off doing what a lot of us did in middle school: tracing drawings you like, and not ALWAYS telling your friends that you didn’t draw them on your own. And unlike anyone with any sense, you just kept going. It was really stupid and definitely criminal, and you’ve been caught, you imbecilic fraud.
Stay away from our cons. Get a real job. It’s over. We’re not letting  you come to our conventions anymore. We’re not going to let you sell  traced versions of our art anymore.
We’re watching.

    Lying to increase his fake resume’s plausibility, Rob Granito claimed to have worked with Dwayne McDuffie, and posted this update, following the news that Dwayne had passed away.

    If you haven’t been following my second favorite comics news item of the week, barely-literate comics art thief Rob Granito has been caught, exposed, and ruined. If you have any dealings with this guy, cut them off. I’ve been pretty darn entertained by his pathetic attempts to protect his entirely fictitious reputation, and I almost considered his sins against comics worth it, just for the amount of fun we in the industry have been having at his expense.

    Then I saw this screengrab above (via Colleen Doran and Tom Feister). He used the death of one of our own to bolster his own fake resume.

    Rob, if you see this, pack it in. I’ve seen a few folks that think you have a mental disorder of some kind (mostly because your lies are so incredibly stupid, and your writing ability is evidently on a 2nd grade level), but I don’t think that’s it. I just think you’re a bad person. I think you started off doing what a lot of us did in middle school: tracing drawings you like, and not ALWAYS telling your friends that you didn’t draw them on your own. And unlike anyone with any sense, you just kept going. It was really stupid and definitely criminal, and you’ve been caught, you imbecilic fraud.

    Stay away from our cons. Get a real job. It’s over. We’re not letting you come to our conventions anymore. We’re not going to let you sell traced versions of our art anymore.

    We’re watching.

    — 3 years ago with 155 notes
    #it's over,  #rob granito  #jay diddilo  #comics  #comic books  #bleeding cool  #dwayne mcduffie  #asshole  #righteous fury 
    twentypercentcooler:

From “The Last Days of Superman,” Superman #156

Automatic reblog, and welcome Chris Sims, professional Batmanologist, to Tumblr!

    twentypercentcooler:

    From “The Last Days of Superman,” Superman #156

    Automatic reblog, and welcome Chris Sims, professional Batmanologist, to Tumblr!

    — 3 years ago with 67 notes
    #superman  #comics  #comic books  #supermoon  #dc comics  #dcu  #silver age  #awesome 
    Hey everybody cool, see you at the Emerald City Comicon this weekend! Look for me at table C-09 and all the raddest parties. I’ll have prints and will be drawing stuff.

    Hey everybody cool, see you at the Emerald City Comicon this weekend! Look for me at table C-09 and all the raddest parties. I’ll have prints and will be drawing stuff.

    — 3 years ago with 15 notes
    #emerald city comicon  #comic con  #comics  #comic books  #conventions  #dean trippe  #tables  #where am i  #what is happening 
    bettyfelon:

My current iPhone wallpaper: Wonder Woman x MAC Cosmetics promo art, by Mike Allred.
More info on the Wonder Woman x MAC Cosmetics collaboration HERE and HERE ★

You win, Wonder Woman. I’ll start wearing makeup. (Or buy this for my wife, maybe?)

    bettyfelon:

    My current iPhone wallpaper: Wonder Woman x MAC Cosmetics promo art, by Mike Allred.

    More info on the Wonder Woman x MAC Cosmetics collaboration HERE and HERE

    You win, Wonder Woman. I’ll start wearing makeup. (Or buy this for my wife, maybe?)

    (Source: bettyfelon)

    — 3 years ago with 43 notes
    #wonder woman  #mike allred  #superheroes  #dc comics  #so very awesome  #mac  #makeup  #cosmetics  #comic books 
    Superman comes to Des Moines, Iowa this Wednesday in Superman #707 by @Chris_Roberson.
My “promo” illustration above is based on this classic ad used to announce the Superman newspaper strip arriving in a new town, which I think neatly matches up with Superman’s current trip across America to rediscover Truth, Justice, and the American Way.
Btw, comics fans in Austin, Texas should head over to Austin Books & Comics where Chris Roberson will be signing copies from 4 to 7pm! You might even see me there, if you’re very lucky and have been a good comics fan all year. (It’s only been 11 days, so I trust you haven’t ruined your chances already.)
Tomorrow, Superman returns with two brilliant covers and a brand new writer. Superman #707 is an excellent jumping-on point, and begins, in my opinion, one of the most exciting and moving storylines starring the Man of Tomorrow in recent memory. Whether you’ve been following the series or not, you’re in for so many wonderful surprises in the coming months, and it all starts right here.

    Superman comes to Des Moines, Iowa this Wednesday in Superman #707 by @Chris_Roberson.

    My “promo” illustration above is based on this classic ad used to announce the Superman newspaper strip arriving in a new town, which I think neatly matches up with Superman’s current trip across America to rediscover Truth, Justice, and the American Way.

    Btw, comics fans in Austin, Texas should head over to Austin Books & Comics where Chris Roberson will be signing copies from 4 to 7pm! You might even see me there, if you’re very lucky and have been a good comics fan all year. (It’s only been 11 days, so I trust you haven’t ruined your chances already.)

    Tomorrow, Superman returns with two brilliant covers and a brand new writer. Superman #707 is an excellent jumping-on point, and begins, in my opinion, one of the most exciting and moving storylines starring the Man of Tomorrow in recent memory. Whether you’ve been following the series or not, you’re in for so many wonderful surprises in the coming months, and it all starts right here.

    — 3 years ago with 44 notes
    #superman  #promo  #drawing  #superheroes  #comic books  #dc comics  #clark kent  #truth  #justice  #the american way  #chris roberson 
    Superman’s farewell message, as mentioned in @theisb’s interview w/ @Chris_Roberson at WRA. Listen: http://bit.ly/h8ZM4g

    Superman’s farewell message, as mentioned in @theisb’s interview w/ @Chris_Roberson at WRA. Listen: http://bit.ly/h8ZM4g

    — 3 years ago with 29 notes
    #superman  #dc comics  #comic books  #superheroes  #clark kent  #last words  #chris sims 
    Why is Dick Grayson so awesome? He was raised by Batman and Superman, THE BEST DADS EVER.
PS: The “World’s Finest” refers to these THREE heroes, or did I just BLOW YOUR MIND?

    Why is Dick Grayson so awesome? He was raised by Batman and Superman, THE BEST DADS EVER.

    PS: The “World’s Finest” refers to these THREE heroes, or did I just BLOW YOUR MIND?

    — 3 years ago with 95 notes
    #dick grayson  #robin  #batman  #superman  #world's finest  #dc comics  #superheroes  #comic books  #awesome dads 
    The Good Stuff - December 2010

    In the interest of helping the mainstream comics industry by both promoting their good stuff and ignoring their less successful attempts, Dean Trippe takes time out of his busy schedule to inform you about the best of the best put out by the Big Two. Here are his most recent favorites.

    Welcome once again to The Good Stuff. As always, I’m the Internet’s Dean Trippe, creator of Butterfly, founder and editor of Project: Rooftop, powered by the rays of Earth’s yellow sun. Let’s talk awesome comics.

    Batman, Inc. #1 by Grant Morrison and Yanick Paquette. More than four years into Morrison’s Batman stories, it’s now pretty easy to divide it up into large chunks. While any Grant Morrison DCU story is always gonna work better in the larger context of the GMDCU hyperstory (including DC One Million, Seven Soldiers, Final Crisis, etc), there are also nice, big bites to recommend as complete stories (the Club of Heroes arc, or R.I.P., for example) and solid jumping on points (Batman and Robin #1) for new readers. With the recent conclusion of the Simon Hurt/Return of Bruce Wayne megastory, Batman, Inc. offers the cleanest jumping on point since Grant’s first issue of Batman in 2006. As I’m sure you know, judging from the excellent sales numbers, this book is flat out action fun times, with new characters, familiar allies, and Morrison’s trademark take on the most capable man alive. Paquette’s art, having already previously floored me in his earlier Marvel and America’s Best Comics work, is so very welcome here in the Bat-Family. I’m sure I’m not shocking anyone with my expectable praise of another Morrison DC project, but as always, my favorite writer delivers not the promise of the characters. In New X-Men, he elevated the mutant population to a more visible minority status among humanity. In Batman and Robin, he put Dick Grayson in his rightful place, finally, as the heir to the Batman mantle. In All-Star Superman, he showed Superman to be the greatest hero in all of human history, both as a real person in the fictional world and as a fictional character in our world. And now in Batman, Inc., he hits Batman over the head with that lone avenger nonsense he’s always talking about and tosses him out into the world to use his complete set of skills to save the world from crime. Grant’s talent is always doing the most obvious thing you’ve never thought of. Brilliantly. Hyperstory followers should read Batman: The Return first.

    Detective Comcis #871 by Scott Snyder, Jock, and Francesco Francavilla. As established above, I tend to follow anything Morrison does and skip anything else going on at the same time as his work on the same dynasty. More often than not, this rule keeps me from buying lots of “tie-in” comics that actually knot themselves up next to Morrison’s intricate tapestries. However, having seen some interviews with Snyder, it sounded to me like he really had a grip on the Bat-Family, especially Dick Grayson. So I picked up this first issue of his run on Detective. Thank God. Because it’s awesome. In the issue, Scott reveals an even better understanding of Mr. Grayson and his familiar ally, Jim Gordon, than I’d expected. This is a badass, quick-moving, action mystery with familiar Bat-mythos elements used in new ways. It fits very well together with my other favorite Bat-titles. Clearly, this is a writer who’s read Dixon’s Nightwing and Brubaker and Rucka’s Gotham Central. Jock’s scratchy, moody art suits the action mystery vibe here so perfectly. And the back-up feature illustrated by the brilliant Francavilla, unlike nearly all of the DC back-up features, gels brilliantly with the main story—not at all by chance, as Snyder’s handling the writing on both parts. So…I guess I’m reading another monthly.

    iZombie #8 by Chris Roberson and Mike Allred. iZombie continues to be one of the most welcome books in my monthly comics pulls. The reliable goodness is hard to overstate, with Roberson’s very likable character writing and Allred’s always-rad art. It’s a high-quality book, packed to the brim with an expanding and clearly thought-out world. The monsters and monster fighters and friends and allies and, as I said before, set pieces, just make this story feel so delightfully REAL despite the outright insanity of following a zombie girl grappling with her unexpectedly continuing life among humans and monsters, all the while feeding on the disgusting, memory-filled minds of the recently deceased! I also like knowing that Chris and Mike are in this for the long haul, as they’ve revealed they have no intention of leaving this beautiful, creator-owned universe any time soon. Above, we see my favorite character, the ancient and immortal Amon (the series’ dapper mummy man!) talking with the shadow-stalking new villain, Mistress Galatea, a Frankenstein’s Bride-as-mad-scientist! This mashed-up collection of monsters and metaphysics could so easily have been a mess, but it’s really something special to find a series with this much fun and nonsense wrapped around so many distinct and likable characters. It’s rare for me to get locked in on Vertigo series with issue one, but iZombie’s staying on my pull for as long as they’re printing it.

    Starborn #1 by Chris Roberson and Khary Randolph. Another new series from our pal Chris Roberson (iZombie, Cinderella, and who’ll soon be taking over the flagship Superman title), this time from BOOM! Studios. BOOM! is a bit outside my usual purview here at The Good Stuff, but the Stan Lee superheroes line, and of course, my fandom of the writer and artist merited at least a first issue read. Like his much lauded work elsewhere, Roberson’s writing familiar tropes with small, wonderful twists that set the whole story cockeyed to what you’re expecting. I’m actually a bit too fond of this issue to spoil a minute of it, so I’ve only included my favorite of the variously varied variants (Stan the Man homage, eh?) drawn by Paul Rivoche. Pick up this book. If you like comics, this one will like you back. Khary Randolph and Mitch Gerads have the art well in hand here, with an animated, kinetic vibrance in line, motion, and color. With most of the Big Two titles rotating house style artists, this sci-fi superhero book is a welcome addition to my Wednesday spoils.

    Superboy #2 by Jeff Lemire and Pier Gallo. One of my favorite titles from last year was Geoff Johns and Francis Manapul’s Adventure Comics, following the new adventures of Conner Kent Superboy, recently revived from the dead and trying to find his place in the world by following in the footsteps of his heroic mentor, Superman, and trying to avoid the mistakes of his other DNA-donor, Lex Luthor. Now continuing those threads in his eponymous monthly title, Superboy and his eerily Luthoresque BFF, Simon Valentine fight to protect Smallville from super-threats from without and within. Lemire is doing amazing, Silver Agey things here, ala All-Star Superman (which, thanks to colorist Jamie Grant, shares a vital collaborator). Pier Gallo’s art is confident and attractive, with a more unique artistic vision than most mainstream titles. I dug the first issue, but this second one locked it in for me, as my friend Tim Callahan had predicted it would. Lemire’s Superboy and Valentine team play off each others’ strengths and differences in that way one always wishes Superman and Lex could (or in the case of Superman’s friendship with the Luthor mirror character Leo Quintum, did). There’s a cool mystery building here in Smallville, so get on board while there’s still only a little catching up to do.

    Thor the Mighty Avenger #7 by Roger Langridge and Chris Samnee. This title’s not long for this world, but every issue of Langridge and Samnee’s Thor is to be cherished. Langridge has such a clear grasp of Thor’s character, as a brash young man, soothed by friendship and romance, and attracted to sincerity and courage. Chris Samnee is a once-in-a-generation new talent, with serious storytelling chops and clear, gorgeous depictions of every character in any emotional state. Look, I read a lot of comics, and a lot of Marvel comics, many very good ones, but none better than Thor: The Mighty Avenger. I fully expect to follow these phenomenal creators wherever they turn up next. Unfortunately for us all, the majority of comics readers have been trained to buy all the titles that push forward the main megastory arcs dominating events from year to year, rather than simply buying the books from their favorite creators. So when a book of this quality comes along, with no need to keep up with fifteen other titles, nor contributing to the stories in those other books, it’s hard to get any traction with fans anymore. You want to know why comics sales are down? It’s not just the economy. It’s shortsighted sales tactics. It’s sad to see a series of this undeniable, universally recognized quality fall in sales battle. One more issue before Ragnarok, when Thor: TMA joins Nextwave in Valhalla. Bow your heads, ye mortals.

    More Good Stuff: Knight & Squire #3 continued to reign, New Avengers #7 was a surprisingly delightful fanboy talkathon, Captain America: Patriot #4 ended its tour of duty admirably, and if you missed that Supergirl Annual #2, just hijack a time-sphere and get back to your LCS to pick it up. Trust me.

    — 3 years ago with 19 notes
    #the good stuff  #batman inc  #detective comics  #thor the mighty avenger  #izombie  #starborn  #chris roberson  #chris samnee  #grant morrison  #mike allred  #jeff lemire  #superboy  #batman  #dc comics  #marvel comics  #superheroes  #reviews  #comic books