It's erotic, profane, ghastly violent and deeply disturbing — and that's just the first 20 pages! One Life to Live vet Michael Easton (John) has teamed with bestselling horror maestro Peter Straub to write the extraordinary graphic novel The Green Woman (DC Comics/Vertigo), which is out this month. Illustrated by comics god John Bolton, the book resurrects the notorious — and dead — serial killer Fee Bandolier last seen in Straub's popular Blue Rose Trilogy and pits him against a New York detective named Bob Steele...
Michael Easton has no plans to give up his day job as One Life to Live crime-buster John McBain. But it must be tempting. The actor turned fantasy writer just released Soul Stealer: Last to Die (DMF Comics), the third and final chapter in his series of critically acclaimed graphic novels about an ancient Etruscan warrior searching for his lost love across three millenniums. Come October...
Soul Stealer cover art courtesy Christopher Shy, Michael Easton by Marina Chavez/ABC
For how much longer can One Life to Live hang on to its top male star? On June 2728 Michael Easton who plays crimefighter John McBain will officially launch a new career when he appears at the Wizard World fan convention in Chicago with his first graphic novel, Soul Stealer (DMF Comics). (Check out the cover here.) It won't hit bookstores until July 1, but early copies are circulating in Hollywood, and Easton has already had meetings with producers eager to put Soul Stealer in your multiplex."I've been thinking strongly about moving to the other side of the business," Easton says. "It's getting to the point where, as a grown man, I'm finding it strange to put on a costume and makeup every day."Five years in the making, Soul Stealer is no ordinary comic book. The lavish 148-page epicabout a 3,000-year-old, love-tortured superhero who has the power to bring back souls from heaven or hellhas haunting artwork by comics giant Christopher Shy (Pathfinder) a...
Finola Hughes, General Hospital and Renée Elise Goldsberry, One Life to Live
"Auntie Em! Auntie Em!" Tornado season arrives during May sweeps on ABC's One Life to Live, and Llanviewers will literally be swept off their feet.
"There's a tornado happening after Michael and Marcie's wedding," Renée Elise Goldsberry (Evangeline) tells TVGuide.com. "I am going to go blind. But you know what? Somehow I plan to have hair that looks good windblown. The blind thing will be realistic, but my hair is always gonna be too good to be true. It's a soap! You have to keep it glamorous."
The divine Ms. Goldsberry — who is a Daytime Emmy contender for Outstanding Supporting Actress — says she snagged her nomination by submitting tape of Vangie's breakup with supercop John McBain (Michael Easton). But will Vangie ever find a man to call her own? Hey, she may soon get two! OLTL executive producer Frank Valentini hints to TVGuide.com that she'll be torn between Todd (Trevor
Robin Strasser, One Life to Live
Soap fans who ring Robin Strasser's recorded hotline at (212) 414-5300 are regularly treated to very colorful chatter from the One Life to Live star. Last week, Dorian Lord's feisty portrayer gave us the 411 on her current status at her ABC sudser.
"I just had a meltdown," Strasser told callers. "I was so upset because I thought that my new ABC contract would be signable, and then I open it and read it and it's not what I was told I could have.... I can live with the enormous pay cut I took in order to return to the show [in 2003]. I cannot seem to get any significant improvement, so I'm making half of what I did in 1999. But still, it's a living and it's work I love."
In short, the diva will stay on, even if she's duly grumpy about the budgetary belt-tightening soap vets are facing today. In happier news, La Strasser and her fellow OLTL costars — many of whom are talented singers with Broadway cred — have joined forces to make a hurricane-relief CD
As the World Turns alum Scott Bryce — who romanced Meg Ryan's Betsy back in the '80s as the original Craig Montgomery — is coming back to daytime. But instead of returning to Oakdale, he's headed for One Life to Live's Llanview as police psychiatrist Ed Crosby. He'll begin counseling broody cop John McBain (Michael Easton) on Jan. 4. Click here for more info from Bryce himself!
One Life to Live's Scott Bryce and Michael Easton team up
As the World Turns alum Scott Bryce — who romanced Meg Ryan's Betsy back in the '80s as the original Craig Montgomery — is coming back to daytime. But instead of returning to Oakdale, he's headed for One Life to Live's Llanview as police shrink Ed Crosby. He'll begin counseling broody cop John McBain (Michael Easton) on Jan. 4. Can't wait 'til 2006 for the details? Just read on....
TVGuide.com: Welcome back to soaps! We sure missed you.
Scott Bryce: Thanks! Well, it's a recurring role, so we'll see how long I'm around. They've scheduled eight episodes for me so far, so I'll be airing into February on OLTL.
TVGuide.com: Before we get to that, Hunt Block is a fine actor, but for many ATWT fans, you're the one and only Craig. His Craig was very different from your more lovable version.
Bryce: Aww... he was playing a different part with the same name. They needed to give him connecti
Today through Sept. 9, stars from ABC's All My Children, General Hospital and One Life to Live will unite on The View in "Operation: Soap Hope," a fundraiser for victims of Hurricane Katrina. ABC Daytimers thus far confirmed to take turns fielding phoned-in donations during the live broadcasts (11 am to noon ET) include AMC's Susan Lucci (Erica) and Aiden Turner (Aidan); OLTL's Kathy Brier (Marcie), Kamar de los Reyes (Antonio), Michael Easton (John), Erika Slezak (Viki), Hillary B. Smith (Nora), Robin Strasser (Dorian), Robert S. Woods (Bo), Trevor St. John (Todd) and Bree Williamson (Jessica/Tess); and GH's Kelly Monaco (Sam).