I mentioned complicated comic book stuff yesterday involving gods and a multiverse, but today I just want to make a briefer note, still horrorish, about Mark Waid (the writer behind another apocalyptic DC Comics series, Kingdom Come; one of Morrison’s co-writers on the year-long weekly series 52; a scheduled guest on L.A. Ink last night; and incidentally a big-wig comics writer who told me he really liked the Justice League stories I wrote and that “the industry needs” me, which was really nice of him).
He’ll be editing a Nyarlathotep comic book, based on the H.P. Lovecraft mythos that includes the so-named ancient, evil god — a dark intruder from dimensions beyond known space. I just like typing the word “Nyarlathotep.” (Perhaps Waid will mostly cut and paste it, though.)
In less scary literary news, you may have seen reports this week, on Paddington Bear’s fiftieth anniversary, noting (as this L.A. Times piece did last year) that he is an illegal Latin American immigrant (from Peru, specifically) — and a very civil, productive illegal immigrant indeed. (Pooh, by contrast, is obviously a paleocon.)