Name: Ron DeVinitz
One of the few books I regret not pre-ordering from DCBS. Hope I can find one at the shop in a few weeks.
On a side note, if anyone is looking for a terrific choose your own adventure comic, Jason Shiga's "Meanwhile" from earlier this year is the best comic I've read all year. Terrific fun!
I have to agree with the last few comments from j206. I can't understand why anyone anywhere cares how any film does money wise. It means nothing except there was a succesful advertising campaign to get folks into that theater on opening weekend. To make Scott Pilgrim's "failure" about anything more than that is a gross misunderstanding of what a successful movie means.
When I watch a film that I think is worthwhile I recommended it to friends and family. Whether it made 9 million on opening weekend (which seems to me to be a lot of money for a poorly marketed comic book based movie) or whether it made 9 cents, it's not going to matter to the film that I watched.
And I guess it's unrelated, but I can't understand the desire to see a comic on the big screen anyway. That desire left me 10 years ago, and I've thankfully missed so many supposed dreadful adaptations because of it. Maybe only two or three comic films I've ever seen were superior to the source material, so why bother? I've had to learn through wasting my own hard earned money on crap films that comics work best as comics, not movies.
Also, sorry to Jim that you had to go all the way out to the West Olive 16, but be glad it was still an AMC theater and not a Wehrenberg. Wehrenberg barely manages to play their films in focus out here.
@ halik - I'm pretty sure Johns comments were about doing a modern take on Batman, hence the reason an early version of Batman making mistakes and learning was more appealing to Johns and Frank.