Thursday, May 5, 2011

Link roundup

1. Bill James (who is an excellent writer, and who revolutionized the use of statistics in sports) has a new book about serial killers and crimefighting.

2. Check out how much muscle top NFL draft pick Von Miller put on while at Texas A&M (and remember, this was no pipsqueak in high school, he was recruited by a solid football school).

3. Kind of strange - - Spider-Man and the Fantastic Four are joining the Dark Horse Deluxe line of collectible statuettes.


  1. "Weird"? Uh, yeah - how are they not anybody's but Marvel/Disney's property?

  2. It's licensing. Marvel/Disney hadn't licensed their characters for "statuettes", so DH bought that license from them. Marvel makes busts, maquettes, and statues, but apparently has no interest in making "statuettes". Or they thought their was more money in selling the license than in making the "statuettes" themselves. Dark Horse is all about licensing other company's characters for their comics too (Star Wars, Buffy, Firefly, etc).

  3. They did do four Golden Age DC ones a few years back