Everyday Hero, your fanboy news roundup

Oct. 11, 2008 | 1:38 p.m.

Dean Haspiel's 'Fear My Dear'Welcome to the weekend edition of Everyday Hero, which brings you hand-picked headlines from across the fanboy universe. Before we get to the links, a quick recommendation: Take a look at my favorite Web comic of the moment, "Fear My Dear" by Dean Haspiel over at Act-I-Vate. It’s a nasty fever dream of a story and well worth checking out, especially if you enjoyed his art on "The Alcoholic" (see the bottom link below) or "The Quitter".

Now, on with the news…      

Astral projection: Neil Gaiman wants to make a Dr. Strange movie with Guillermo del Toro, but they won’t be making magic anytime soon. "We’d love to do it together. The problem is, Guillermo’s off doing ‘The Hobbit’, and that’s going to be three, four years in New Zealand for him." [Splash Page, MTV]

On the set of "The Road": There are some photos posted online showing the "cannibal house" from the upcoming film adaptation of the harrowing Cormac McCarthy novel. The photos came from Jeremy Ambler, an actor in the film, and show him posing with star Viggo Mortensen. [Quiet Earth]   

Kind of blue: A behind-the-scenes video on the creation of Dr. Manhattan for Zack Snyder’s upcoming "Watchmen" film. [Sci Fi Wire]

A new book called "The Age of TV Heroes" hits shelves in November with a history of costumed crusaders on the small screen and interviews with the actors who played them. George Khoury, who co-wrote the book, is a bigger geek than you. Want proof? "The only time that I really got starstruck was when we interviewed Danny Seagren, the actor who played Spider-Man in ‘The Electric Company.’" [Newsarama]

Michael Miller graphic novel review: "The Alcoholic" by Jonathan Ames and Dean Haspiel  comes "laced with the brittle, soul-scraped-out feeling of a hangover" [Time Out New York] … and you already know how the Hero Complex feels about this one.

– Geoff Boucher

Image from "Fear My Dear" courtesy of Act-I-Vate.

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