Just fooling around…

I’ll probably go back to the old look later today. Right now, I’m just trying to stave off the Kidney Lady. (Explanation to follow.)

25 Responses to “Just fooling around…”

  1. RAB Says:

    It’s a snazzy look for you…and something about the color combination definitely says Las Vegas and glitz, but in a classy upscale sort of way.

    Just read Countdown to Mystery #5, and the use of story-within-a-story is going to take a couple more readings to fully process. You’re definitely doing the most ambitious character writing in comics today — it’s like you’re asking a lot of us as readers with this story, and in so doing are paying us the compliment that you trust us to keep up with you and you won’t dumb it down just to keep from scaring anyone away. And now it feels like the whole eight issue story is going to mean even more when we can read the whole thing all the way through, and I’m looking forward to that.

    But as a nerdy comics fanboy, I gotta say next issue is the one I’ve been looking forward to the most all this time, when we get to see Kent’s reaction to learning about his once-famous namesake. Finally!

  2. Darren Schroeder Says:

    Wow – I vote for staying with this one, it’s cool.

  3. Justin Newberry Says:

    Wow, that threw me for a loop. I came on to write a response to you last post, got up and took care of something in the other room, came back and when I posted, the site changed on me and there was a new post…

    Now I’m kinda depressed because you’re in a hospital and still updating your website more than me… Waaaaaugh!

  4. Stefan Immel Says:

    Uhm, yeah, looks … black … and a bit orangy … and strang.

    Damn, will take at least to tomorrow untill I hold CtM#5 in my hands.

  5. Roger Green Says:

    I generally don’t like white on black, because, on many sites, I’ve found it hard to read, but this isn’t bad. Maybe a slightly larger font.

  6. Fred Chamberlain Says:

    wow… thought I came to the wrong site and then was immediately convinced that I had been thrown into an alternate Gerberverse. As far as holding off the Kidney Lady, I’d aim low and hit hard. Good luck!

  7. PeteTheRetailer Says:

    I miss the ‘Contact the Dead’ link.

  8. mister_pj Says:

    I like the new look way better, lots more pop!

  9. Steve Gerber Says:

    I’m not generally a fan of white-on-black text, either, but this particular scheme struck me as an exception. I’m not sure it’s permanent, but I’d like ti hear more of your reactions (and finalize mine) before I switch back.

  10. Wayne Says:

    Wow, love the new look for the blog!

    Steve, I love what you’re doing in CtM (feeling all kinds of love today). If only they didn’t have such bilge filling the other half of the book.

    I’m praying that the next turn of events does not bring to pass all your prognostications about the Great Kidney Conspiracy -you did once say in print that all characters in HtD were based on the author (besides those based on Mary Skrenes and Don Macgregor), so I have to believe there’s a Kidney Lady still lurking in the brain of Steve Gerber. Funny time for her to show up.

  11. Stefan Immel Says:

    Actually I miss your pic Steve. Somehow it belongs to this blog. Besides that this new design looks more modern, I guess I like it a bit more after I saw it a few times.

  12. Steve Gerber Says:

    It’s not my place to go into the details — nor am I aware of all of them — but I’m told that Matt Sturges had the a veritable Mohawk carpet factory yanked out from under his Eclipso story in midstream, due to events in the main COUNTDOWN book. Matt really is an excellent writer. Check out his monthly collaboration with Bill Willingham on Vertigo’s monthly JACK OF FABLES.

  13. Scott Andrew Hutchins Says:

    Not too crazy about the new look. Looking forward to reading more Doctor Fate. I’m behind and they’re in my stack. Many exhausting nights of no comics reading.

  14. Marc Bryant Says:

    No lie, the Kidney Lady is the only “super villain” I ever had nightmares about. Brrrrrrr.

  15. Kath Brenn Says:

    Love the look but miss the picture!

  16. Wayne Says:

    Thanks for the insight on the Eclipso story, Steve. I will check out the author’s work elsewhere. When I go into my local comic shop (Comics Dungeon, Seattle, one of the best on the planet), I’ll tell ’em Steve Gerber sent me. That ought to set them shakin’ in their doc martens.

  17. Alex Krislov Says:

    My eyes aren’t what they were back in our Northgate days, so I can’t say I’m in love with the new look. I like the orange, but the white is unfocusing my eyes. Or maybe I’m just overmedicated.

  18. Robert W. Getz Says:

    I actually kind of like the new look.

    But I, too, miss the pic.


  19. Bryan Headley Says:

    Ditto about the picture. The thought balloons are nice.

  20. Steve Gerber Says:

    I can put the (or “a”) picture back eventually and change the content of the lefthand column. This is all still very experimental.

  21. Wayne Says:

    This blog is a beautiful thing.

    And for the record, Steve: your writing becomes all the more sublime with the added ingredient of time.

  22. Justin Newberry Says:

    I’m a big fan of Stuges’ other works, but yeah, this one will have to be relegated to the “editorially driven, thus crap.” pile… Not that editorially driven content can’t be great… It just hasn’t been yet :op

    Man, I wish you were well enough to attend the mini-con this Saturday…

  23. jb Says:

    I’m enjoying Killhead. He strikes me as a mix of Hellboy and the Sensual Santa.

    I’m surprised to hear about the Eclipso editorial problems, because I thought Dini had written some sort of “Bible” for this entire year of DC publishing that spelled out exactly what would be happening in Countdown tho this exact sort of thing wouldn’t happen.

    Anyway, I want to express to you how much I’m loving your current version of Fate and hope for your own sake you can overcome your current struggles and for my own selfish reasons, I can continue to read your take on this character.

  24. Jason Fliegel Says:

    Huh. Why didn’t somebody tell me that Steve Gerber has a blog?

    Steve, I don’t have much to say besides thanks for all the great stories over the years. Nevada is a personal favorite of mine, but I don’t think I’ve ever read a bad Steve Gerber story.

    Good luck with the Kidney Lady!

  25. Andy Blake Says:

    Hey Steve: Loved your work when I was growing up–Man-Thing, the Duck, the Defenders. Totally blew my 14-year-old mind! Still enjoy flipping through those old mags–or Essential reprints–now and then for the extraordinary trip. Hope you feel better soon.