Another step nearer the, so far elusive Higgs Boson. CERN at the LHC announces Higgs within Reach whilst everyone else reports Higgs Boson discovered – BBC article here. Don’t hold your breath though, there are still months of analysis before any confirmation can be made that it is the Higgs Boson or should that be the Higgs Boson of the Standard Model? It’s all exciting stuff though, Rolf Heuer, the director of CERN is a legend! He reminds me so much of James Coburn! I was just waiting for him to say ‘Duck You Sucker!’.
About the Higgs Boson
Just who is Higgs anyway?
This is all old news though, Schrödinger and max found the Higgs Boson last week, down the back of the sofa!
I’ve finished reading Brian Wood & Kristian Donaldson‘s 3-part Prologue to The Massive and I love it.
I have to confess I read it #2, #3, #1 in Dark Horse Presents 8, 9 & 10 (I initially missed #8 but managed to get it from ???comics) but it made no difference. It has the feel of being adrift in the swell of the sea and you know a big wave is about to rise and drown you out of existence. The artwork has massive high points (the pun notwithstanding), I love the cover to issue #1 and adore the posters I’ve seen advertising it.
DMZ was a landmark in comic series for me and here’s hoping The Massive will ‘rise’ to the bar that was set! It’s going to be a ‘massive’ summer…
- THE MASSIVE DIGITAL ONE-SHOT available from Dark Horse here with preview (for those who haven’t got the individual comics)
- Alternate screen print of cover here
- On-going series news here
- On-going series preview here
- i09 ‘entire first chapter of Wood and Kristian Donaldson’s story from January’s issue of Dark Horse Presents #8.’ here
- i09 interview with Brian Wood on The Massive here
- i09 cover design with Brian Wood here
Garth Ennis does. He is the writer responsible for the return of The Shadow back to his rightful place in comics at Dynamite. I remember, with awe The Shadow comic from 1987 with Bill Sienkiewicz’s artwork although the character itself goes back a lot further than that – to the 1930′s in pulp fiction magazines and radio shows. One of my all-time favourite characters and comics and worth checking out.
The Shadow is a powerful, enduring, iconic character born out of the mystery and is as powerful today as he was back in the ’30′s. I can’t wait for my 4 alternate covers of issue 1 (kindly sourced by those nice people at Excelsior Comics).
Image from and copyright Dynamite Entertainment