Monday, July 24, 2006

Great Titans News

Some great Titans news came out of ComicCon this weekend:

- Mr. Johns says that Raven is returning to Teen Titans! Yayness! Now we just need to see when and how and what's going on with her now.

- DC is getting into Direct-to-Video animated movies, and one of them will be "The Judas Contract" arc from the Wolfman-Perez era. Both Wolfman and Perez will have a hand in the project, so I'm sure it will turn out well. Looking forward to this.

- A Terra mini is in the works. I'd really like to know what is going on with the connection (if any) between Terra I and Terra II.

The Raven costume for DragonCon is coming along nicely. The mister helped me piece the main body of it together this weekend. (I'm terrified of the sewing machine.) Now I need to work on the hood, which will be a real challenge. The pattern I bought has just a normal hood, and I have to adapt it to get the bird's beak. This oughtta be fun. I also did the accessories (the jewels for the belt, cloak clasp and gloves). I used a plain gold-toned chain-link belt (Target, $12) and used glittered red felt as the jewels. Each link is a large oval, and I just cut out matching felt ovals and hot-glued them in. I hope they stick -- the metal is not liking the glue very much. I think the glue gun will go with me to the Con! For the jewels, I bought some small wooden disks that were intended to be used as plates in a dollhouse. I painted them with some gold paint. Then I used my trusty glue-gun to glue flat glass beads to them. I just hope the glue holds.

Here's the link to a more detailed report on the ComicCon panel with Grant Morrison and Deepak Chopra on "The Seven Spiritual Laws of Superheroes":

Seven Spiritual Laws of Superheroes


Sara said...

"Seven Spiritual Laws of Superheroes" is one of the greatest comic-related columns that I've ever read.

I liked the comparison of the laws of superheroes to the seven chakra points. I've really gotten into that lately, and I like the sense of balance it gives to the comic heroes. It works without having to be religious. It's really just stating how these characters have a sort of balance with each other and themselves.

I've heard comics compared to ancient storytelling and mythology before (in the movie Unbreakable, which was excellent).
The bit about using both sides of your brain to read comics was nice. I had never thought of that before.

Dang, I love Grant Morrison. I'd never heard of Deepak Chopra before, but he's cool too.

Thanks for the link.


KTHunter said...

You're more than welcome. I've read some Chopra before, and if you are into topics like chakras, then he might be an interesting read for you. My husband read his book on golf (which is really more than about golf, of course) and really enjoyed it.

I'm into yoga myself, which delves into the chakras, so I really enjoyed the article too. I like reading about those kinds of things (chi, energy, etc.). I'm probably not as into it as some people, but I do find it interesting. I'm glad you found it useful.

If I see more cool articles like that, I'll link them here.

Leo Cez said...

Great Titans news!!! RAVEN rules!!