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– Deadpool (and specifically Ryan Reynolds’ portrayal of the character) is surprisingly funny. Considering how blase I am about the character in general, I find myself watching every new Reynolds promo for this movie multiple times; to the point where I actually think I’m excited about it coming out in less than 2 weeks. Cancer, however, is not funny. Seriously, fuck cancer. And it seems Reynolds & company would agree with me, as they’ve just released a PSA of Wade Wilson giving explicit instructions (in the manner that only he can) for men to check themselves for testicular cancer. It is both hilarious and potentially life-saving, which is an awesome combination.
– GLAAD has announced the nominees for their 2016 Media Awards and just like in year’s past, there are comics included alongside just about every other type of media expression you could think of. Congratulations to “Angela: Queen of Hel”, “Harley Quinn”, “Lumberjanes”, “Midnighter”, and “The Wicked + The Divine” for being recognized as offering “fair, accurate and inclusive representations” of the gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgender communities!
– The Angouleme 2016 edition of “Last Man Standing When The Music Stopped” has cartoonist Hermann winning the Angouleme Grand Prix. You’ll remember that the road to handing out that award this year has been fraught with sexism, rejection, passive/aggressive placating, and more danger than one of Hermann’s “Jeremiah” comics. Tom Spurgeon gives some context for the decision at the link.
– Dover was one of the surprise boutique publishers of 2015, at least for me personally, in that they made excellent choice after excellent choice in what older comics they decided to republish in new editions. Books like “USS Stevens”, “Night and the Enemy”, “The Bozz Chronicles”, and “The Puma Blues” are back in the comics consciousness because of them. And with this Comixology announcement, it’s even easier to check these books out.
– So apparently Robert Kirkman and a selection of the Walking Dead cast will be appearing on Inside The Actor’s Studio. Huh. What the CBR link doesn’t tell you is that it’ll be a two-part episode, with the second hour devoted entirely to Kirkman’s response to James Lipton asking him what his favorite curse word is.