Thursday, April 19, 2012

The Ennis Menace

Pardon me for a moment while I indulge in a bit of wanton geekery.

Garth Ennis is writing the new Shadow comic

~does the dance of joy~ 

This is epicly thrilling. It is beyond cool.  Garth Ennis is the writer/creator of one of my favorite comic characters - The Preacher.  I sorta recommend him with trepadation.  If you are not into blood, guts, vampires, the ghost of John Wayne, fallen dieties, drunken clergy, congregations oblitereated by fireballs from the heavens, renegade angels, prolific profanity, in-bred cycloptic children, pistol-packin' hit-woman girlfriends and cats in toilets, don't read his stuff. 

I freakin' love it. 

And now he's writing The Shadow.  Damn, I loves me some Shadow.  From the pulp novels of Maxwell Grant to the radio program, to the movie versions and the various comic book incarnations, I can't get enough of it.  My senior ring when I was in high school?  I picked one that looked similar to the ring the shadow's agents wore.  (Next time I come across it in some forgotten drawer, I'm having the school insignia ground off of it so I can start wearing it again.  Because I, by God, know what evil lurks in the hearts of men.  More or less.)  I have sketched books full of that character.  I had Shadow action figures in my bathroom of my former house.  (I don't know why the bathroom - there was just a shelf there that needed something on it.) I think I need me a couple of nickle-plated .45s.  Just because.

Garth Ennis.  And The Shadow.  It's a match made in an incredibly entertaining level of hell that we like to visit as long as we don't have to live there.  ~more happy dancing and a possible squee~

Yep.  Garth Ennis. 

And tomorrow I'm going to Ennis, Texas to look at some bad-ass bluebonnets.   It's like the whole universe is doing some sort of karma-applause thing.  Oh, hell yeah.


Princess of Everything (and then some) said...

~sobs~ karma must have kicked me in the knee cause I am not going bluebonnets.


spookyrach said...

Get you some decent handguns and a cape and karma will be afraid to kick you anywhere.

annie said...

I don't half understand all this excitement, but I'm happy for you!

And sad for myself and Mindy that we miss out of the bluebonnet tour. You ARE bringing your camera, aren't you??

spookyrach said...

Well, if you half understand, then you know this is a cool, cool thing. And I am TOTALLY takin' my camera. Hells yeah. :D

Lori said...

How freaking cool is that? Bluebonnets and The Shadow... oh geez.
Where do you find those comic books? I might like to see one.... The Preacher one. I'll google him.
Yep~spits~ sounds to me like you're on a run of good karma! Enjoy the ride baby!

spookyrach said...

Check amazon and start with the first book, Lori. :)

zorra said...

I wish I could come with you...are you really going all the way to Ennis? The bbs are amazing this year.


Cyn Huddleston said...

So I get the feeling you find this exciting.

Dayna Prather said...

Yes, I want to read Garth Ennis now. Don't know about inbred cyclops, but pistol packing women, vampires, John Wayne's Ghost... Hell Yeah!! That sounds like some awesome excitement!!

spookyrach said...

Zorra - I'm excited!

Cyn - you have boiled this down to it's essence. Totally.

Dayna - you'd loooove it. :)

Lois said...

I really must clear some time in my life for daily comic book reading; I feel it would be most instructive.