"Kick him in the nads!": Here I am offering the "Michael Jordan of Mixed Martial Arts," former UFC Champ Randy "The Natural" Couture tips on his striking game. Randy will be starring in the upcoming Mummy franchise spin-off, THE SCORPION KING 2: Rise of a Warrior.
"Beam me up Scotty!" Me signing with respected STAR TREK scribe, comic book historian, scholar (and good friend) Scott Tipton. That look of glee on his face? He just beat up some retailer in order to complete his Fing Fang Foom action figure assortment.
"This photo was not staged": Here I am signing with uber popular Brian Lynch (writer for SPIKE, ANGEL: AFTER THE FALL, and his own EVERYBODY'S DEAD, among other projects), who has just as many fans on Ebay as at the comic book shops. This is the first time I had the pleasure of meeting him, and yep, he's just as personable and funny in person as everyone says he is. That's IDW Comics EIC/Publisher Chris Ryall to the left of me, telling me how much he really enjoyed reading issue #4 of THE MUMMY: THE RISE & FALL OF XANGO'S AX (trade paperback available now, featuring art by spectacular Stephen Mooney). Brian's feeling pretty lost because he never got the memo about "matching shirt day." No worries, Brian. I hear over in the U.K. you're bigger than THE BEATLES and Ed Sullivan AND Jesus.
The Mummy meets Mankind! Not only was Mick Foley (aka Cactus Jack, aka Mankind, aka Dude Love) a WWE World Champion, he's also a NY Times Bestselling Author. I'd settle for either of those distinctions. Sure as hell beats digging ditches for a living. Ironically, both Mick Foley and Randy Couture showed up at the IDW party the night before. True dat!
Coming soon to Disney World: Captain Jack Sparrow vs. Scarface...now that would be one hell of an amusement park ride. I'd love to say he bought a copy of SCARFACE: DEVIL IN DISGUISE, but, you know, he's a pirate, so I think he stole it. Along with my wife's ring.