Tuesday, June 17, 2008


Superman's canine companion, Krypto, graces the September cover of Superman (issue #680).

For full September solicitations, go here.


Simon MacDonald said...

Wow, that is a fantastic cover by Alex Ross. Krypto looks very noble.

Sadly I can't see a dog with a cape without thinking of the Bob and Doug MacKenzie movie "Strange Brew" from 1983. So take off you hoser.

The League said...

Simon, I've been meaning to ask: As a Canadian, how accurate would you say "Strange Brew" is vis-a-vis your life experience?

Simon MacDonald said...

Like all good comedy Bob and Doug take the stereotypical Canadian caricature and ramp it up to 11. I wouldn't say it is a completely accurate portrayal of Canadian life but it sure is damn funny.

It's kinda like those movies where everyone in a Texas drives a pick up with a gun rack, wears cowboy boots, 10 gallon hat and jeans with one of those huge belt buckles and talks oddly.

I think the most accurate portrayal of Canadian life is the movie Canadian Bacon (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0109370/).

The League said...

Whoa, whoa, whoa... Are you telling me "Strange Brew" isn't considered an important historical document in Canada?

And, yes, we DO all wear cowboy hats and have gun racks on our horses in Texas. And I can't tell you the havoc using a laptop causes me when I'm wearing my dinner-late sized belt buckle.

I've actually always meant to see "Canadian Bacon". But, honestly, you're the first person I know whose actually mentioned seeing it. So now we're 1/1 on the recommendations.

Simon MacDonald said...

Oh yes, we consider it to be a very historical document. In fact there is a map to the Canadian treasure written upon the back of the first script treatment or am I confusing that with another movie.

"Canadian Bacon" was funny back in the 90's. It was especially neat to see all these Canadian actor's bashing Canada. However upon a recent viewing you can see how prophetic is really is in the predicting the future of American foreign relations.

I guess it really doesn't matter if Michael Moore is doing a documentary or a feature film he is an incredibly talented satirist.