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THE HOT MESS PRESS - 8.20.23
if Tom Brevoort can do a newsletter on Sundays so can I
We’re a little late but worth the wait!
Let’s start Sunday brunch with a nibble on the forbidden apple - this incredible DANI variant from this week’s CATWOMAN: KNIGHT TERRORS #2.
This week also saw the release of TALES OF THE TITANS #2!
8.29 - BATMAN/CATWOMAN: THE GOTHAM WAR - BATTLE LINES - The first part of GOTHAM WAR starts here!
9.5 - BATMAN #137
9.19 - CATWOMAN #57
10.3 - BATMAN #138
10.17 CATWOMAN # 58
11.21 CATWOMAN #59 - NINE LIVES part ONE - Selina’s next arc, spinning out of GOTHAM WAR, starts here, and we’re joined by the incredible STEFANO RAFFAELE :
“The Catwoman we know has vanished. Selina Kyle is gone. She’s no longer Gotham’s fugitive—she’s its ghost.
After the events of “The Gotham War,” Selina leaves the city a forever-changed woman with a plan: nine deadly missions, each one set aside for their certain lethality—only possible for a cat with nine lives.”
HARLEY QUINN #32 - 9.26 (FOC: 9.3) - This is the start of Sweeney Boo and I’s second arc together. Jump on board!
HARLEY QUINN #33 - 10.24
8.31.23-9.3.23: DRAGONCON - Atlanta, GA
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Sent some comics I’m crazy proud of to the printer this week, and had some great meetings for some huge things you won’t see for at least a year. Exciting stuff.
Here’s what I’ve been enjoying, I think you might enjoy it too:
OUT AND ABOUT IN L.A: This week we hit the Los Angeles Museum of Natural History. I grew up a short Metro ride from the Smithsonian museums in Washington, D.C., so at an early age I developed a fondness for learning things independently in a quiet, lofty building. They have four complete T. Rex skeletons, but I'm a triceratops girl at heart. Did you know they were some of the last dinosaurs alive? How moody. Love that. A confession: I spent a lot of time in the gem vault. Not just looking at the gems, but eyeing the security…for research, of course. What Would Selina Do?
READING: DARK X-MEN, holy shit. The Simp Files of Alex Summers and his Goth Baddie is a hell of a book, no pun intended. Writer Steve Foxe is a dear friend so I knew he'd bring it, but this, my friends, is a perfect little hellish treat to roll into spooky season. It doesn’t hurt that Stephen Segovia was maybe born to draw Maddie Pryor.
WATCHING: How To With John Wilson on MAX is in its final season, and it’s going out at the peak of what it can do with its format. I can best compare it to The Rehearsal vs. Nathan Fielder’s older Nathan for You work. John Wilson’s third season of his show (a sort of personal docu-series about being an “anxious New-Yorker”) is self-aware and clever in a way previous seasons only dabbled in. Don’t get me wrong - start with season one, episode one, and dive into one man’s perfect sense of juxtaposition.
MAKES ME THINK: The Rise and Fall of Ancient Egypt by Toby Wilkinson has been a really interesting and mind-blowing read. Probably the first book I’ve ever read on the culture that moves past the beauty and mystery of Ancient Egypt to look into the outright fascism of god-kings who enslaved others to build their death monuments. Pretty interesting stuff so far!
ARTIST I’M DIGGING: My husband/co-writer Blake and I are huge fans of L.A.-based synth-pop Italo-disco label Italians Do It Better. Every artist on their label is a groovy winner. You probably heard some of their artists’ music in Drive, but they still tour, DJ, and party in cemeteries and clubs all over the world. Check them out for some groovy dark writing music, and cross your fingers I can get tickets to see them when they return to L.A.!
That was fun, let’s do it again next week?
Stay weird, talk soon -
-TH 08.20.23 09:00