That sound you hear? It's the fanboy blogosphere officially losing its mind.
I'm sort of on the fence with this one. On one hand, it's one of superhero comics' greatest achievements, a true masterpiece and the standard against which all works in the genre will and should be judged.
On the other hand, it's an incredibly faithful adaptation of aforementioned comic masterpiece, so why not just read the comic instead? Why do comics need Hollywood approval to justify their existence?
Also, in case you missed it, Newsarama ran the second part of their Grant Morrison interview yesterday. The All-Star Superman talk was nice, but it was this sentence here that made my brains explode into a mush of happiness:
"...I’ve certainly got a bunch of new books coming out from Vertigo later this year – they’ve taken a while to write, because I’ve been busy with the movies and the DCU books, but you’ll be seeing some mad creator stuff pretty soon.
"The first of the books, I’m happy to say, is the long-awaited ultra-violet, necrodelic… Seaguy 2: Slaves of Mickey Eye – Cameron Stewart has the first script, and maybe now that we’re getting to finish our story, people will finally understand what it was all about!"
More Seaguy? And now with even more "violet"? Yesyesyes! There is a Santa Claus!
ETA: And if that wasn't enough, there's this: Dangermouse is producing the new Beck album. Saint's preserve us, this is a great day.