Well, there is nothing - I say - nothing happening in the Cerebus Art world at the moment, so I'll shoot over to regular old pop culture for a moment.
Poop Culture, more like.
Spider-Man, the Musical - music by Bono
No, really. It is happening. They are selling tickets.
I'm telling ya... it's gonna be a stinker...
I've been trolling around the interwebs, listened to one of the songs, looked at the costumes for the Goblin and some made-up villain "Swiss MIss" (yes, really)... and there is nothing there.
Hell, even the title is stoopid:
"Spider-Man Turn off the Dark"
Can you imagine what the critics are going to do with that?
Just cruised ticketmaster -
Nov 14 - previews begin (tickets still available)
Dec 21 - opening night (sold out)
and from Nov 14 to Dec 31 - looks like 5 sold out days;
after that, no sold out days, yet
This is up to about a $50M investment, plus whatever it costs, per day, to keep it going.
It's in a 1800 seat theater. They say it'll take 5 years of sold-out seats just to reach the break-even.
previews begin in 5 weeks... tickticktick...
"Spider-Man Turn up the Lights"
"Spider-Man Close the Door"
"Spider-Man Turn off, period"
Any other predictions for what the pithy titles will be for the reviews on Nov 15?
I fearlessly predict it does not make it past Jan 1.