Monty Python turns 40: ComicMix Quick Picks for 10/6/09
Still slow going around these parts, but have these tidbits to keep you warm during the cold season:
- Not strictly comics-related, but the work of Monty Python is close enough to our hearts here at ComicMix that we’d feel remiss in not wishing them a happy 40th anniversary– the first episode of Flying Circus aired October 5, 1969.
To celebrate, IFC announced it will air all episodes from the original Monty Python’s Flying Circus sketch comedy series starting October 18th as part of the network’s “Python-a-thon” week through the end of 2010. IFC has acquired all four seasons of the Monty Python series (45 episodes). IFC’s “Python-a-thon” runs October 18-23 consisting of the original six-part docu-series Monty Python: Almost the Truth (The Lawyer’s Cut) each night at 9 pm followed by a Python feature film at 10 pm and capped off by an episode of Monty Python’s Flying Circus at 11:30 pm. Additionally, IFC will air all thirteen episodes from season one unedited and uncut through the end of 2009 on Mondays at 7:30 pm and Fridays at 11 pm. Seasons two, three and four will begin airing on IFC next year.
- The Eisner-winning Marvel series Invincible Iron Man is getting new trade dress for the upcoming Stark Disassembled arc. The new design has been getting a lot of buzz for the same reason the series has: it’s half past awesome.
- Cla$$war, a 2002-2004 comic from publisher Com.x about a supersoldier that goes rogue to expose the corrupt regime that created him, has been optioned for a movie by the same people who made The Surrogates.
- We don’t normally like to put this kind of thing here, but this article on superhero Facebook status updates is sure to make any comics fan who’s sick of turning down invitations to Mafia Wars laugh out loud.
- Joe Quesada informally announced that there’s a sequel to the X-Men: Misfits manga coming from Del Ray this time next year in his weekly Cup O’ Joe column at CBR.
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