Later this week we’re pushing a complete overhaul of the Queue feature with some killer new functionality.
In the meantime though, the existing queue service is handling a volume of posts it was never designed for. To prevent it from becoming unstable and mis-publishing posts, we’ve decided the best course is to take the queues offline and expedite the relaunch.
The Queue feature
will not be publishing any posts until then, but you can still publish any queued posts manually. We’re terribly sorry for the inconvenience, but we promise it will be worth the wait!
"Killer functionality"? Wow - you mean the Queue will, I don’t know, publish queued posts? Is that ‘killer’? Because that would be AWESOME!
Comic Book Resources counts off the best of the recently defunct WildStorm Studios.
A lot of Alan Moore (League of Extraordinary Gentlemen, my obvious favourite), a lot of Warren Ellis (plumping for Global Frequency) as well as some obscure gems (Automatic Kafka and Mr Majestic).
Quibbles? I’m pretty sure that WildStorm never published James Robinson’s and Paul Smith’s lovely Leave it to Chance, and the list does not include Sam Kieth’s two Zero Girl mini-series, and his masterwork (and what I would consider to have been WildStorm’s best publication) Four Women.
“Once a little boy sent me a charming card with a little drawing on it. I loved it. I answer all my children’s letters — sometimes very hastily — but this one I lingered over. I sent him a card and I drew a picture of a Wild Thing on it. I wrote, “Dear Jim: I loved your card.” Then I got a letter back from his mother and she said, “Jim loved your card so much he ate it.” That to me was one of the highest compliments I’ve ever received. He didn’t care that it was an original Maurice Sendak drawing or anything. He saw it, he loved it, he ate it.”—Maurice Sendak (via austinkleon)
Church of the SubGenius Hour of Slack #1275 - 13X-Day Special #4: Mutants Vs. Normals
This episode sports 46 separate tracks, many of them from a live stage Hour of Slack at 13X-Day with Dr. Hal, Dr. Philo Drummond, Pope David Lee Black and Rev. Ivan Stang, and some from the best live music of 13X-Day, including a firey Munky Hyv segment. We also proudly premiere a moving new bluegrass “Bob” hymn by The Mutant Mountain Boys, a disturbing song by the son of Stang, and a fistful of collages by The Large, Fernandinande LeMur, Heart Ignition and others. But the real headline act of this episode is author Rev. Ramona Back It On Up 13 reading one of her famous Fairy Tale Friday stories. SubGeniuses go head over heels for her naughty but heady metaphorical parables.
The truth of what’s going on here is that I’m dying. I’m like the Wicked Witch of the West — I’m melting. I began to sense it back in January. By that time, I had agreed to do the convention. And I said, I can make it. I can make it.
This is gonna be the biggest fucking science-fiction convention ever, because no con has ever had a guest of honor drop dead while performing for the goddamn audience. The only comparison is the death of Patrick Troughton, at a Doctor Who convention. And I don’t think he was even onstage.