Posted by Glenn Walker
Dirk Manning is the writer of the Write or Wrong column at Newsarama and the writer/creator of Nightmare World for Image Comics, and that’s just the tip of the creative iceberg. For the last five years I have been a huge fan of his Newsarama column, frequently sharing it with my writing friends and writers groups that I belong to. Several of the columns have been combined into a book: “WRITE OR WRONG: A Writer’s Guide to Creating Comics,” available now from Amazon here.
Recently I had the opportunity to ask Dirk a few questions. Here’s that interview:
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Posted by Andy Burns
The main goal of pro wrestling (or sports entertainment, as World Wrestling Entertainment brands itself) has always been so simple – to put two characters together that fans want to see settle their differences in the squared circle. The more fans want to see a given match, the more money the company will make. The truth is, if you’ve watched wrestling the last few years, the desire of fans to see the current crop of “superstars” go at it has diminished from WWE’s Attitude Era heyday, from 1997-2001. Finding those big money matched that capture the imaginations of not just the diehards, but the lapsed fans who haven’t bought a pay-per-view or watched Monday Night Raw in years, have been few and far between.
And then The Rock came back. Dwayne Johnson’s winter 2011 return to WWE on a very part time basis managed to capture some of those missing fans, who paid money to watch The Rock host Wrestlemania 27, and who then would eagerly anticipate his return to the squared circle one year later, as WWE announced The Rock vs franchise player John Cena as the main event for Wrestlemania 28. The journey, one year in the making, is the focus of the new Blu-Ray Rock vs Cena: Once In A Lifetime, available today.
Is it worth your time and money? Find out after the jump!
Posted by Andy Burns
When our Social Editor Corina Newby isn’t tweetting the heck out of Biff Bam Pop! or obsessively watching South Park, she’s social networking up a storm with a million other projects. Corina recently made an appearance on XConnectTV, where she talks BBP, social networking and all things web related. Check it out after the jump!
Posted by Perry Schwartz
Essentially, CBC Music is a free online radio platform featuring 40 stations that cover a wide-range of music genres. The site is also available as a free mobile app which means you can take CBC Music with you everywhere you go.