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16 January 2008 @ 12:26 pm
"Supernatural: Rising Son" comics are coming!  
Thank you, TVGuide.com - I popped in for a little lunchtime diversion, and what did I find but a nice little article on the next set of Supernatural comic books coming in April!

Best parts? I like the new artist better than the one who did Origins (and don't judge just on the cover, because covers are usually done by different artists than the inside!); he actually can draw facial expression. Haven't seen his take on the boys, yet, but I'm hopeful. I like the story timing (looks like it will tie in with a certain flashback we saw recently ... yum), and the indication that the focus will be on the family dynamics.

And yay for Peter Johnson confirming that the collected graphic novel publication of Origins will include revisions from the comics to put the Impala squarely where we all knew she belonged: as a Winchester from the very beginning! I think he's also correcting some of the factual gaffes that fans pointed out ...

April is looking a little happier now, although true happiness requires a quick resolution to the writers' strike and the continuation of season three!!
fannishlissfannishliss on January 17th, 2008 12:31 pm (UTC)
Thanks so much for this alert about the new comic and also, thanks a ton for your elucidating comments above on how the strike may affect our show. I was over on the real wikipedia (not superwiki by mistake -- don't go there unless you want to see spoilers for unaired shows!) and saw how ratings slid overall through seasons 1 and 2 -- but I don't know much of how the ratings compare to other shows, considering the competition in their timeslot. I think it is a great show obviously and I really hope it can finish season 3 and add a season 4. You sound cautiously optimistic?

I didn't like the first comic book story arc a whole lot. The art was very blocky and vague, and the story was confusing and strange. I'm hopeful about the new arc since it will deal with our boys and have a new artist. Wonder why the guy who did the cover thinks they spill their salt in front of the car? Though Sammy's sword is awesome!

Do you think I could auction the first set for Sweet Charity? I also have Tick stuff (duplicates). It's not signed or anything, but it's fun, and it relates to the genius of Ben Edlund, who I want to help support!

bardicvoice: JohnThinker by <lj user=Cakehole_Cat>bardicvoice on January 18th, 2008 11:48 pm (UTC)
I am cautiously optimistic. Much of the fall in ratings in season two came - and everyone knew it - from ABC's decision to move Grey's Anatomy to the Thursday night slot. But the show's ratings are still good for the CW, when compared to their other scripted programming. The bad thing is that their reality shows typically pull bigger numbers than their scripted programming, and since the reality crap is cheaper to produce, the biggest danger is that, if the CW is feeling a financial pinch, they may back off on scripted programming in favor of yet more reality stuff. But that is a crapshoot too: even reality advocates wonder when the saturation point may be reached and viewers decide they want quality and absorbing stories back instead, and the CW, like other networks, has seen some reality programming fizzle badly.

Sorry I didn't get back to you in time to register your stuff for Sweet Charity. The auction is now live, so ...