Monday, February 28, 2005

A couple of links I meant to post last week

The Firefly comic that was supposed to come out this summer prior to the release of Serenity in the fall? It's actually three comics:

"Joss Whedon announced at WonderCon that he was supervising a three-issue comic book series (from Dark Horse Comics) that would serve as a prequel to the movie Serenity, which is due out from Universal Pictures on September 30th. The Dark Horse comics, which are being written by Brett Matthews (Angel), will be released this summer and will serve as a bridge between the cancelled Fox TV series Firefly and Whedon's new Serenity film. Each of the three Dark Horse Serenity comics will come with three variant covers, each of which will feature one of the nine principal players in the film. John Cassaday, who is currently illustrating Whedon's Astonishing X-Men series for Marvel, will be drawing Mal (Nathan Fillion) for one of the covers of the first comic in the series." (ICv2News)

And Robert Fagles discusses how his translation of Virgil's Aenid is coming along in the Daily Princetonian:

"Aeneas, a Trojan soldier who escapes with a band of neighbors from the burning walls of Troy, is initially guided by gods on his quest for a new home. But in Book Ten, the god, Jove abandons humanity, leaving Aeneas shouldering a sudden burden of free will in an indifferent universe, a state that seems existential to the modern eye and that prompted critic Matthew Wyser to call Aeneas 'the loneliest man in literature.'

"'I don't mean to make him contemporary, but Aeneas has a very modern predicament, very timely,'" Fagles said."

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