Friday, August 29, 2008

Three Days And Counting

Just a reminder to look at the last blog.  If you want the ticking briefcase, please make sure you send an email to bradmeltzer44 AT gmail.com with the subject:  I’M IN.

Wednesday, August 27, 2008

Need Help

Never tried this before, but I have faith in this community...



So...



Looking for some real volunteers to help us get the word out for a top secret project on Tuesday, September 2nd. This is different than anything we've ever tried. It involves creators you love. And of course it involves my research into Superman. This is the big one. So if you're game, email me with the subject line I'M IN at bradmeltzer44 at gmail.com.



Instructions will go out midnight on Monday and hopefully, if we all survive, we'll have something to be truly proud of soon after that.



Trust me.



Brad

Tuesday, August 26, 2008

Last Will Comes Out Tomorrow

After a full year (longer?) absence, I finally get back to the real business of comics on Wednesday as DC Comics publishes Last Will & Testament. And yes, I’ve had this story in my head since JLA. If I had two more issues, this is what I would’ve told. The odd part is, I thought someone else in a different book was going to tell the tale (or wrap it up differently), but when they didn’t, well...this was the perfect format. So there’s where the Geo-Force/Deathstroke storyline comes from. As for the rest...there’s lots of good stuff planned this year. Just like JLA 0, hints abound throughout the issue.


And as for Adam Kubert (and did I mention his guest inker Joe Kubert?), just wait till you see his Deathstroke. I miss comics so damn much.


A preview has been posted on Newsarama.

And watch here over the next week. Lots of cool stuff coming.

Monday, August 25, 2008

Nerd Panel!

Finally got it — the Comic-Con panel (one of my favorites I’ve ever been on) with Paul Feig (creator of Freaks & Geeks), David Goyer (Batman Begins), Chip Kidd (The Learners), Whitney Matheson (USA Today's Pop Candy blog), and me -- five people who work in television, film, the graphic arts, journalism, and novels. But all have comics in common.


Hear the discussion on the influence comics play in their work. It's a 21st century Breakfast Club—but with better references. Moderated by audiobook master Scott Brick (The Chronicles of Thomas Covenant). A full fifty minutes of nerd gold.


All here.

Friday, August 22, 2008

Physics IS Cool

This is my favorite new song. Rapping about physics!


Best part is the I can hear sSupersonic and Rob Bass in the background.


From Engadget:



CERN rap video about the Large Hadron Collider creates a black hole of awesomeness

by Joshua Topolsky, posted Aug 8th 2008 at 3:29PM


Been having a tough time figuring out just what CERN's Large Hadron Collider does? Worried that it will create a Möbius strip (a rip in the fabric of space where time becomes a loop)? Just love to jam? Watch this CERN-sponsored rap after the break, and have your universe totally destroyed. Er, but not for real.


[Via Protein Feed]



Thursday, August 21, 2008

Whedon, Lindelof, Hitchens, BKV, AJ

It’s getting just woowoo here. Interviews are starting, invitations to book signings are going out, and this is seeming far closer than I realized. DC Universe: Last Will & Testament is published next week. And below is the trailer for the new novel. I wrote it about six months ago, then called in a few friends. :)


Special thanks to Brandon Graham and Expanded Books, who filmed it and put up with my insanity.


YouTube link


Tuesday, August 12, 2008

Picture's Worth 10,000 Words

More from Comic-Con. My favorite costumes ever. And they were near each other.


Thanks to Iñigo for sending it!


Brad with Batman and Zatanna At San Diego Comic-Con '08

Monday, August 11, 2008

JLA #150

This was the first superhero comic I ever read. And this is the page that started the addiction. So when reader Lynn came up to me at Comic-Con and offered to send me a scan of the pencils...well...Lynn, marry me.


And now, shared with you.



Click on the image to enlarge

Friday, August 08, 2008

Free Books of Lies

Just got the very first hardcover of the novel. Still looks fake -- like something a buddy made on PhotoShop (and believe me, I'm still waiting for Candid Camera to jump out and tell me the past decade has been a joke on me). But I love the Acknowledgments in there. Best part of the book.


Also, if you want to win a free copy, see below -- and thanks to Robert for doing it.


The Fantasy Book Critic - GIVEAWAY: Win a COPY of Brad Meltzer's "The Book of Lies"!!!


Thursday, August 07, 2008

Buffy

So who gets to read the first chapter of The Book of Lies first?


Surprise to all the Buffy readers.


That's right, with Buffy being my next comic project after Last Will, the Buffy issue out today (issue #17) has the full Prologue and Chapter 1. And wait till you see what we're doing with Buffy in the paperback.


Thanks to Joss and Scott Allie and Sierra and all the amazing Dark Horse folks for the fun.


And trust me, this is just the first surprise. So many good ones coming.