All-Time Awesome Lines From Comics - 1/21

I'm bringing this feature back! I always liked doing this, plus it gives me a chance to spotlight some of my favorite comic books and comic writers. Today, I'm going to focus on the latter, since the series I'm featuring today wasn't very good. Hit the jump for the lines.


New Spider-Man Director Hired! Fandom ablaze with muttering!

CBR reported this yesterday, and it is now confirmed by Sony, but the director of (500) Days of Summer, Marc Webb, is the new director of the Spider-Man film franchise. Webb is signed to do 3 films, all reportedly set in high school, with a script by James Vanderbilt (Zodiac, The Rundown) for the first film. Here's what the producers had to say about the hire:
At its core, Spider-Man is a small, intimate human story about an everyday teenager that takes place in an epic super-human world. The key for us as we sought a new director was to identify filmmakers who could give sharp focus to Peter Parker’s life. We wanted someone who could capture the awe of being in Peter’s shoes so the audience could experience his sense of discovery while giving real heart to the emotion, anxiety, and recklessness of that age and coupling all of that with the adrenaline of Spider-Man’s adventure. We believe Marc Webb is the perfect choice to bring us on that journey
I do appreciate the fact that they realize that it is not all action and that a big part of the life of Peter Parker is the personal stuff, as he has probably the most heart-ache of any super-hero. I enjoyed (500) Days of Summer, and I think that it did show that Webb is capable of capturing the quiet moments very well. My concern is the action, the stuff that has always made Spider-Man head and shoulders above all the other superheroes. Webb hasn't really directed much of anything except this one movie and a couple music videos. Is that enough of a pedigree for the premier Marvel superhero? I know this, if Marvel Studios controlled this property, he wouldn't have gotten the job. But I think he deserves a chance to bring the emotion to a high school Parker, and I'm definitely willing to give him that chance.


Links You Should Know

Hey hey hey. So I thought I would mix it up today for this edition of Links You Should Know, and throw in a link for something not necessarily comic book or movie related. So instead, here's a link to this great site that I check out all the time called Epic Photos of Win, which is run by the people who do Fail Blog and it is a hilarious site filled with some hysterical photos of things. Check it out!


Trade Secrets: Chew Vol. 1

I'm back! So, sorry that I kind of disappeared for a little bit last week, but as I said I was trying to finish a full-length play that I started writing way back in August (I finished it!) and I was also recovering from a nasty cold at the same time. I now feel way better though, and this week I'm going to cover all of my features with new posts for each feature, and even introducing a new feature. Anyway, today is a new edition of Trade Secrets where I am going to review one of the biggest indie books from last year, Chew. Hit the jump for the review.