Friday, November 17, 2017

Movie Review: JUSTICE LEAGUE

Warner Bros. Pictures
I haven't done a movie review on this site in a while -- mea culpa, I've been busy -- but I couldn't let the Justice League movie pass by without one.

Bear in mind, I liked half of Man of Steel, a third of Suicide Squad, 2/3 of Wonder Woman, and ... let's not talk about BvS. How does the League fare?

I had too many thoughts on it. Some, I admit, may not be fair, as there were quibbles and observations that are coming more from my place as a creator than as a member of the audience...

But though there was stuff I didn't like, I did like a lot of it. A whole lot.

I do want to say -- for those whose favorite version Superman started with John Byrne's revamp, this is arguably the best overall onscreen representation of the character.

Needless to say, spoilers will be HEAVY after the break, and there will be some rambling, too. (Much.)

Let's do it.




Thursday, September 28, 2017

New Appearance: VALLEYCON

Hey, folks!

I'll be at VALLEYCON in Fargo, North Dakota this year!

Well -- for most of it. I'll be appearing on Friday, October 20 and Saturday, October 21 -- but will have to leave on Sunday for a previous engagement... so if you want to say hi, be there before Sunday!

Looking forward to seeing everyone--!

--Erik

Friday, September 8, 2017

DragonCon, TMNT/GB II, a Kickstarter, and more!

Had a great time at the craziest con in existence with my Ghostbusters parter-in-crime Dan Schoening. We were busy sketching and chatting and signing all four days -- talk about a whirlwind.

As always, I saw some of the most incredible cosplay, and I got to chat with a LOT of Ghostheads.

....And thankfully, being on the fourth floor of the hotel, I was also able to take the stairs instead of waiting for the perpetually clogged elevator.

I wish I had been able to explore a little bit more, but that's the price you pay for having a lot of readers in one place. Fair trade.

...I did get, at least, to hang out with the incomparable Wilfredo Torres for a bit. He's got a lot of big things coming up this year, which is good news for fans of great art.

Anyway, it was an exhausting and fun weekend -- but I've just about recovered. And none too soon! I have some more scripts to write... news on that soon.

Meantime, there's a few other things to talk about.....


  • First: make sure you pre-order TMNT / GHOSTBUSTERS II: THE STORY WITHOUT A SUBTITLE! Time is running out for that!

    It's a five-issue weekly series coming out this November, and it features art by Dan Schoening, Pablo Tunica, Mark Torres, Tadd Galusha, Charles Paul Wilson III, and color from Luis Antonio Delgado!

    (Expect the unexpected!!)PREORDER NOW!!! These are the codes you need -- remember, this is a weekly book! Don't miss out on the adventure!

    ISSUE 01: SEP170484
    ISSUE 02: SEP170489
    ISSUE 03: SEP170492
    ISSUE 04: SEP170495
    ISSUE 05: SEP170498

    If you don't have a local comic book store (like me) check out DCBS, GMart, or TFAW -- they can hook you up!

  • Second, my good friend Scott McCullar has just launched a Kickstarter for his THRILL SEEKER COMICS. This was his pulp-fueled pastiche that debuted in the Shooting Star Comics Anthology back in 2002 -- the same book that launched my career in comics.

    Scott has 128 pages of nazi-punching pulp here, much of which was in the six issue run of the Shooting Star anthology, but some of which is BRAND NEW to this edition. And it's all gone from black and white to glorious color.

    Not to mention, one of the stories was guest-written by me.

    Scott's almost 1/3 of the way to goal as of this posting... go on over and check out his wares:

    Click here to check out the THRILL SEEKER COMICS Kickstarter!

  • Last bit of business -- I'll be at the MCBA FallCon on Saturday, October 7. I hope to get my brother down there with me to share copies of his first Inner Child collection -- he's kept a daily schedule on that strip for over a YEAR now, and that's no small feat as he also has a full time job and a girlfriend who's always on the go. (Seriously, she marathons like a madwoman.) Come show your support -- or visit the strip at www.innerchildcomic.com!

All right, that should be it. I may have some more news soon -- and when I can share, I'll share it here.

Thanks, everyone!

--Erik




Thursday, July 13, 2017

SAN DIEGO COMIC CON LOOMS! Here's my schedule......!

THURSDAY
  • Ghostbusters 101 — A Ghostbusters Panel of Biblical Proportions!Thursday , 7/20/17, 10:15a.m. – 11:15a.m., Room: 6DEJoin Ghostbusters co-creator Ivan Reitman and the IDW Ghostbusters brain trust of Erik BurnhamDan Schoening, and Tom Waltz, as they discuss the long-running, critically acclaimed, and fan-adored Ghostbusters franchise, including everything from the classic original movies to the long-running comic book history at IDW Publishing… as well as future plans for major events from Ghost Corps that will add to the beloved brand’s canon, bringing the different Ghostbusters worlds together like never before! Be there… or be slimed!
  • IDW BOOTH SIGNING: 12:00 - 1:00PM
    Ghostbusters signing at the IDW booth with me, Tom Waltz, Dan Schoening, and Ivan Reitman! (It's a ticketed signing, owing to Mr. Reitman, so get your ticket early to get him to sign your GB stuff!)
FRIDAY
  • IDW BOOTH SIGNING 5:00 - 6:00PM
    Ghostbusters signing at the IDW booth with me, Tom Waltz, and Dan Schoening! No tickets required for this one, but rumor has it Tom will be offering free hugs.
SATURDAY
  • TMNT: Summer of the Turtles IDW panelSaturday, 7/22/17, 11:30a.m. – 12:30p.m., Room: 24ABCJoin TMNT co-creator Kevin Eastman, writers Tom WaltzErik BurnhamAubrey SittersonUlises FarinasErick Freitas, and special guest Usagi Yojimbo creator Stan Sakai as they discuss the events of IDW’s biggest summer of TMNT publishing ever! Moderated by Editor Bobby Curnow.

Sunday, June 25, 2017

HALLOWEEN COMICFEST 2017!

It's a lot like Free Comic Book Day -- but for Halloween!

Free comics, folks!

And this year, a book I worked on is in the mix. Ghostbusters v.2 #10 -- the Dia de los Muertos issue of the Happy Horror Days arc!

Check it out -- for free! -- this October for Halloween Comicfest. And while you're picking up the freebies at your local comic book store, SPEND SOME CASH! Find some great books, and enjoy the day.

The full list of Comic Fest books can be found at this link!



Tuesday, June 6, 2017

New Appearance: Indy Pop Con!

Hey, Hoosiers, I'm coming by!

I'll be in Indianapolis next month for INDY POPCON on July 7-9.

Get all the info on the show at the following link:
I'll update as soon as I have a panel schedule for the show -- but I should have some books for sale, and will be doing sketches.

Want to get on the pre-order sketch list for the show? Drop me a line:

darvey AT rocketmail (dot com)

We'll see ya at the show!

Friday, April 14, 2017

WE GOT MOVIE SIIIIIIIGN


It's back, folks.

It's really back.

At 2am local time, Netflix loaded up the 14 new episodes of MST3K.

Did I start with the first episode? No. No, I did not.

I started with episode 10. Why?

BECAUSE I HAVE THAT POWER.

And you know, I'm not gonna spoil it. I can give you my general thoughts, though, and I'll do that after the break....