BOILERPLATE Hes been in movies before. No big deal.
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  • BOILERPLATE He's been in movies before. No big deal.

ā€¢ Boilerplateā€”the mechanical marvel created by Portlanders Paul Guinan and Anina Bennettā€”has snagged a couple of screenwriters to tell his illustrious story on film. J.J. Abrams' Bad Robot production company picked up Boilerplate's film rights a while ago, and now Deadline's reporting that JD Payne and Patrick McKay will work on the script. (After they're done crafting Goliath, that is, "the Old Testament tale that Relativity Media is developing, with speculation that Dwayne Johnson and Taylor Lautner could play the two main characters." Holy shit. That sentence exists.)

ā€¢ In a long, long-awaited move, Marvel's going to offer digital editions of all of their comics day-and-date with physical copies. "Once Marvel's turnover goes final, it will mean that every 'major' comic will be available digitally just as soon as they're available at local comics shops," says Gizmodo. "That's a huge paradigm shift, even taking into account the generally non-disasterousā€”even positiveā€”results day-and-date digital comics have had on brick-and-mortars." Hey. I wrote something about that once.

ā€¢ Speaking of brick-and-mortar shops: Tonight at Floating World there's a book release for Thickness!, a collection of erotic comics. (Will it be more arousing than my unspeakably erotic Spider-Man/J. Jonah Jameson fanfic? DOUBTFUL.)

I would like to take this opportunity to apologize for using the phrase "sexy sex comics."