"Michael Cao" is a reference to a gentleman named Michael and his webcomic, THE COW. Mike won a named appearance in the comic at the ConnectiCon 2011 Webcomic Auction and, in keeping with tradition, he has been promptly killed off. Mike was kind enough to contribute to last year's Fan Art Week as well!
Coincidentally, the winner of last year's auction at ConnectiCon was also named Michael, although his death was admittedly more gruesome. At least I think so.
I'm headed to the comic shop today to check out more of the "DC Reboot." So far I've found the costume redesigns to be awful, but some of the stories to be solid and intriguing. We shall see if this trend continues.
That's all from me for now.