I would say something in reaction to the "hibernation", but profanity cheapens the soul and weakens the mind.
But, yay, Middleman graphic novel!
last year, I wrote about the same thing.
if you want a hint as to the truth of wendy’s dad, just check out the last two pages of the original middleman graphic novel.
SO IT'S TRUE.
The comic sounds awesome, and I love the title, and I will be rushing to my comic book store one Wednesday in July!!
I will try to share in your clear enthusiasm and not be sad about my show.
I'm so sorry to hear this news. We loved "the middleman" over here. I'll be looking out for the graphic novel. Any clue as to whether the DVD will be released in the UK, or am I doomed to buy it from somewhere that ships overseas and put myself at the mercy of two *ahem* reliable postal services?
...they may have to change the name to “the middlecon.”
ROTFL!!! I can't wait for ComicCon!!
July brings an exquisite DVD set and a new graphic novel???
I can't wait for the middlesummer to get here!
I'm saddened by the hibernation thing, and thrilled for the DVD and the new comic (because I loved Middleman as a comic book first, and also because it means my Christmas shopping will be completed on release day + 1)
BUT BUT BUT
is the new comic going to bring back Clarence? Will it deal at all with the new Middleman from the end of the last comic? Or do the comic book and TV series continuities not match at this point? Will the series continue in comic form? Because the last collection was kind of dark - it felt like the gloomy middle chapter that our heroes need to recover from, _Empire Strikes Back_-style. I feel like it needs some resolution.
If the only resolution that's going to happen is in the note from last year's Comicon (which is on my fridge, btw, thank you for taking the time) I feel like I should maybe scan it and share it with the world.
2009-02-22 03:32 am (UTC)
You should do that anyway!!!
I look forward to delving. Also, am word-spreading via every social-networking site I can currently think of.
(And don't tempt me, re: a Middlecon. I could probably put one together, if I had time and money. It's the whole, erm, actual time and you know, money thing standing in my way...)
I can't wait to get the graphic novel and DVD!
Hopefully I can make it to Comic con this year, too. :)
Boo for no new season - but YAYAYAY for DVD, Graphic Novel, and COMIC.... Err, MIDDLE-CON!
See y'all there!
Entertaining presentation of information. I give it an A+.
*whispers "Attica! Attica!"*
Do let us know when the DVD box set and "the doomsday armageddon apocalypse" go on sale for pre-order, won't you? I'd like to plunk down my hard-earned Middlecash as soon as possible.
2009-02-23 04:48 pm (UTC)
Me too! me too! I hunt amazon every few days looking to pre order--i'm already planning on giving them as gifts this summer and spread the middlelove
Great MiddleFAQ! I stand by my theory that you could blog the phone book and make it entertaining.
lmao... true dat, partyman
I still have the last 2 episodes on my DVR.. Saving them as a reward for my soon to be 11 year old for when she does something extra good. I'm partially saving them for the same reason I stop reading some books. If I don't watch/read it. Well that means its not over. I still can't watch Serenity all the way through. I figure they will stay there forever, and I will buy the DVDs when they come out and put them on the shelf next to Sports Night, and Firefly, and MST3k, and there they will sit, another awesome show that never got what it deserved (I know we got an assload of MST3k but its my geek. 30 years wouldn't have been enough)
Anyway.. Good job. Be proud of making something so unique and special that it will always have a little pocket of people bitching about it.
Ha. We still have them on our dvr, as well. When they were airing, it was the hour a week set aside just for my husband and I. No worrying about school, money or the brand new baby, just us and the Middleman. ABC Family owes me my hour a week of cuddling and awesome.
And no, 30 years on MST3K wouldn't have been enough. Bad movies just keep coming out! (Riff Trax isn't the same.)
So the bottom line is a preorder for the DVD set is a vote for season 2? :)
count on at least one box set sold! as soon as it hits the stores, you will (along with the minions who claim cuts) have my hard-earned money. and surely surely surely my support will be enough for some special suit at some wonderful network, mayhap abc family mayhap not, to say hey you love us you really love us! and everyone will live happily ever after on my tv screen.
um, if my purchase is not enough for more fabulous middleantics to appear onscreen, then i say to you, javi, thanks so much for all the great, good middlefun. it's been a milk-fed middledream.
2009-02-23 04:40 pm (UTC)
What's this "will be sold"?
I'm planning on ordering 3 box sets as soon as it appears on the pre-order on amazon.... I'm going to spread the cult behavior!
This is the third series I loved which has been canceled (Pushing Daisies and My Own Worst Enemy are the others).
I hereby resolve to never love again.
I should specify: canceled within the last four months.
Thank you for your response, your humor, and your positive attitude. As sad as I am to see this show go, I am so grateful to you and to ABC Family that we got it in the first place. I can't find it in me to hate someone for giving me gold just because I would have hoped for more.
Let me make sure that I'm putting two and two together and getting a reasonable approximation to four. ABC Family owns the script to the unproduced 13th episode, and yet, the production company will not be filming any further episodes, therefore, a second season will not be airing on the network. So, the only way the 13th episode could have ever seen the light of day is in the form of the upcoming graphic novel. This contrasts with Scrubs changing networks from NBC to ABC, in that the production company remained the same.
Repeats of Moonlight are currently airing on Sci Fi, so maybe in a year's time The Middleman and possibly Pushing Daisies will be doing likewise. But, if DVD sales are impressive, and NBC Universal, or some other production company, were to shell out for a second season, would "The Doomsday Armageddon Apocalypse" still not be filmable, since the script would still be the property of ABC Family?
Anyway, thanks for the Middle-Memories, and I hope that I can shake your hand at Comic-Con. Well done, Sir!
Heartbroken to see it go, but amused and pleased by the way you're handling it. It's refreshing, honest, and down-to-earth...three things you do NOT see in showbiz. You, sir, have my eyeballs whenever a program of your creation hits the airwaves. Even if you suffer a blow to the head and decide to do a remake of The Courtship Of Eddie's Father starring Regis Philbin as the title character. I'll suffer from severe bouts of dizziness and nausea, but dammit, I'll watch.
Here's hoping enough people wake up to The Middleman on DVD that you see a Futurama-like resurgence that results not in a good-nado, but a good-nami.
I read about this on ONTD last night and was so heartbroken.
I'll definitely be buying the boxset when it comes out and encouraging everyone around me to do so as well. :D
2009-02-21 12:33 pm (UTC)
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In the end, I just wanted to let you know I really enjoyed The MiddleMan. ABC Family really dropped the ball putting it into "stasis". Though I've always preferred the standard novel to the graphic variety (Sorry, books vs. comics bias from childhood.) I'm working to change that view in light of your amazing work. I really hope another network recognizes your genius and picks up the series. If all else fails, rest assured season one will occupy a place of honor on a shelf next to Red Dwarf on my “Life is nothing but a deep dark abyss… Then again…” shelf!
Oh, hey, there's an idea! Javi should give us some MiddleNOVELS!!! I would SO be onbaord with that...
2009-02-21 01:27 pm (UTC)
I'm so getting the DVDs and the graphic novel as soon as they're out! But I guess I don't have to mention that, do I? After all, I did fly over to L.A. once for The Middleman and I've still got the poster etc. to prove it! ;-)