Adolescent Extraterrestrial Judo Reptiles

Before we get into today’s fun and games, I would like to remind those of you heading to Emerald City Comicon this weekend that Sohmer, Lar, Rich and the rest of the Blind Ferret crew will be in attendance for the duration of the con! Located at booth #306, they will have all kinds of Gutters lanyards, mousepads and of course both volumes of the gorgeous Gutters books for sale. So do swing by and say hello, won’t you?

As for today’s page, for those of you too young to remember the Biker Mice From Mars, they were right up there with the Samurai Pizza Cats and featured Ian Ziering among their voice cast. They were part of a small mid-90’s explosion of “mutated-martial-arts-animal” shows.

Fast forward to today and Mr. Bay’s proposed changing of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles back story to make them more “alien” in nature.

Do I even have to say anything?

Does it sound stupid? Absolutely. Would the movie be terrible? More than likely. But hell, in a world where a movie based on the boardgame Battleship is not just a thing, but a $200 Million+ thing, can we really say that anyone could stop Bay’s Alien Ninja Turtles from happening?

All I can do is take some solace in the fact that when the cartoon show that we all know and love debuted, I’m sure that there were just as many fans of Eastman & Laird’s vision who were upset about those changes.

They just didn’t have the internet to let us all know about it.

For today’s page we turned to a member of a family that no comics fan should be unfamilliar with, Josh Adams:

When asked what he wanted to do when he grew up, french fry chef at McDonald’s, was his only answer, however New York born artist, Josh Adams has set his heights even higher in his burgeoning career and rightfully should, being in the shadow of his father, living legend, Neal Adams. Trained by many of the industry’s top talent, Adams has taken his illustration skills and racked up credits on titles such as Doctor Who (IDW Publishing), House of Mystery (DC Entertainment), Neal Adams’ Batman Odyssey (DC Entertainment), Blood (DarkHorse) as well as the Astonishing X-Men Motion Comic (Marvel) and countless hit projects for the Syfy Channel including Battlestar Galactica, Stargate SG-1, Being Human, Eureka, Ghost Hunters and work for MTV and the WWE. Adams is currently working on Batman (DC Entertainment) and Blood (DarkHorse) as well as the creator owned projects STRAIN, Culture Shock!, and In the Garden of Steven: the tale of Adam, Eve & Steve. Josh Adams can also be found writing his column What Would Josh Do? for Rich Johnston’s Josh still one day aspires to learn the secret art of cooking french fries the Mickey D’s way.

Have a great start to the week, folks! See you back here Wednesday!


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