giovedì 31 dicembre 2009

Marvel Comics On Sale January 6th, 2010

Courtesy of Marvel Comics, CBR brings you advance looks at new comics on sale this coming Thursday including "Siege" #1, "Deadpool Team-Up" 897, "Cable" 22, & plenty more!

Stan Lee's POW! Entertainment expands ties with Disney

As CBR mentioned earlier today, Disney's purchase of Marvel is a done deal. On the same day that deal closes, another press release involving someone with close ties to both companies hits the wires.
POW! Entertainment announced today that it is "deepening its ties" with the Walt Disney Company. POW!, of course, is the entertainment [...]

Preview: Queen Sonja

The Female of the species is more deadly than the male, according to the poem- just how deadly is revealed in the secret origin of the Boys' most mysterious member. The dawn of nuclear warfare, rumors of mutant Japanese monsters from the ocean, a subscription to Marie Claire- all this and more in "The Instant White Hot Wild".

Ten for '10: Things to Watch in the New Year - Characters

Out look at 10 things to look for in 2010 continues with a look at comic book characters to watch in the new year

Comic Book Legends Revealed #240

Welcome to the two-hundred and fortieth in a series of examinations of comic book legends and whether they are true or false. Click here for an archive of the previous two hundred and thirty-nine.
Comic Book Legends Revealed is part of the larger Legends Revealed series, where I look into legends about the worlds of entertainment [...]

Mr. Media Interviews Michael Uslan, Listen Live at

Upcoming Show: 1/7/2010 11:00 AM    Host Name:Mr. Media Interviews      Show Name:Michael Uslan, ARCHIE MARRIES BETTY comic book writer: Mr. Media Radio InterviewLength:30 minDescription:h:11879 s:843375STOP THE PRESSES!Archie Marries Betty!!Comic book writer Michael Uslan dishes on the wedding of the year!Call-in Number: (646) 595-3135...

A review a day: Footnotes in Gaza

It's the last day of the year, and why not look at a book that, according to some, is the best graphic novel of the year! But will this reviewer think so????

Joe Sacco's latest, Footnotes in Gaza, is published by Metropolitan Books, part of Henry Holt and Company, LLC. It costs a mere [...]

The Love Song Of The Every-Wednesday Reader

Let us go then, you and I,
For the sixth issue of Blackest Night is nigh
And we’ve been about as patient as we’re able;
Let us go, through certain half-deserted streets,
We muttering entreats
Of fantasies depicted in panels
And lurid stories they are wont to tell:
Never mind the sometimes tedious arguments
Or mercenary intent;
Which leads us to an overwhelming question [...]

So Super Duper - Page Ninety Four! Smiley Faces! (Blog@Newsarama)

If you like what you’ve read so far (c’mon, how can you not') totally check out more super cute comics!

CBR's Top 100 Comics of 2009, #50 - 26

CBR's massive rundown of the biggest and best comic books to hit in the last calendar year cracks into the top fifty with numbers 50 through 26 coming in from all across the internet and printed comics cosmos.

Straight for the craft | We all scream for Joker ice cream

Super Punch always finds the most wonderful toys ... check out this Joker ice cream truck papercraft that you can download and assemble for yourself. It's a great companion piece for this papercraft Batmobile.

POLL: "Blackest Night" #6

As we all know by now, there was only one new major comic book released in stores this past Wednesday, so for those of you that have your copy in hand, on a scale of 1 to 5, share what you thought of "Blackest Night" #6!

Best Shots Reviews: BEST OF 2009

The Best Shots crew is here for your year in review. What were their favorites of 2009? Read on to find out!

I've come alive again, I'm warm and dry again

You can call it the Bat-Umbrella or the Bat-Brolly or, as French creator Maxine Pecourt calls it, the "Batpluie," but whatever you do, don't leave it behind in the cab or at your day job or you'll catch a cold the next time you fight the Joker. (via)

Cool things to wear: New Maakies T-Shirts

Celebrate your love for all things Uncle Gabby related with these nifty Maakies T-shirts from Warterloo. Dook, dook, dook indeed. (via)

Preview: X-Men Noir: Mark Of Cain

"The Genosha Bay guards rolled Angel, gagged and shackled to the gurney, into solitary confinement, warden Emma Frost trailing close behind. From the ceiling and every wall bright, hot lights pounded a blinding glare onto the cell's only furnishing, an ominously solitary chair. 'Until you tell me what I want to know,' Warden Frost said, 'You will never leave this room. Welcome to Project: Wideawake."

Wonder of Wonders - Thursday, Dec 31st

WONDER OF WONDERS closes out 2009 with a new edition of WAR & PEACE in which Robert Jones Jr. takes a look at the problematic history and various incarnations of Nubia (or Nu'Bia), also referred to as "the black Wonder Woman."

Comics: Marvel Heroes - Marvel Decade: Dan Buckley (Marvel)

The CEO & Publisher of Marvel closes out our series looking at the past 10 years with his memories of the period's most impactful events!

Movies: Hulk - Animation Exclusive: Planet Hulk & Hulk Vs. (Marvel)

Take a look at some exclusive stills from the animated feature films Planet Hulk and Hulk Vs.!

The Weekly Watcher: December 31, 2009

In this, the very last Watcher of 2009, host Ben Morse delivers news about free Marvel swag, a Nick Fury toy and some special decade retrospectives!


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If, 18 years from now, you hear about a felon named Batman Myerzowski, you'll know why

This smacks of some sort of pr stunt/scam (note all the links to some site called K-Z Entertainment) but ... apparently a gentleman on Facebook has started a fan page where he promises to name his soon-to-be-born child Batman if he gets over 500,000 followers. He's already well past the 900,000 mark, so I suppose [...]

Usagi Yojimbo to become fluffy, badass plush toy

Dark Horse sent out a preliminary sketch yesterday for a new Usagi Yojimbo plush doll they plan to release next May. Per the release, Dark Horse "brings this fluffy, badass bunny to life" as a plush toy with Stan Sakai overseeing the details of the design process.
“I have always thought that a doll of this [...]

Thor, Swamp Thing, The Avengers: Dec 31st Comic Reel

Marvel's Kevin Feige looks forward to "Thor." Looking for clues in an old "Swamp Thing" script. Jeremy Renner says "no truth" to Hawkeye rumor. More Denzel on the "Book of Eli" set and more.

That Spider-Man 2010 Image In Full, Properly This Time, Now With Added Mary Jane

Sossy about the silliness earlier, here is the full image – although why Peter Parker’s nose is still hidden beats me… and yes, it’s the return of the red head. In that wedding dress.

Mind you ...

Obama issue of Amazing Spider-Man was most-ordered comic of decade

Given the amount of publicity surrounding the "Special Inauguration Day Edition," it's not surprising that The Amazing Spider-Man 583 was the most-ordered comic of 2009 in the direct market.
But who would've guessed that those President Obama covers would make it the most-ordered comic of the decade?
Charts wizard John Jackson Miller places the commemorative issue, with [...]

Call him ?Sir? Charles Xavier (Blog@Newsarama)

He’s captained the USS Enterprise. He broke ground on the Xavier School for the Gifted. And now — he’s a member of the Queen’s elite, receiving his very own knighthood. CNN reports that Patrick Stewart, best known for portraying Captain Jean-Luc Picard and Professor X, will now be referred to as “Sir Patrick,” which will presumably [...]

Marvel & Disney: A Done Deal

The two entertainment titans complete the process of merging in New York City
with a stock holder vote, changing the face of comics for 2010 and the
foreseeable future

MARVEL's Shareholders Approve DISNEY Merger

It's finally official, Marvel is being bought by Disney for money to the tune of $4.3 billion

A roundup of end-of-the-year (and decade) pieces

• NPR's Glen Weldon lists his "most indelible" comics of 2009, from Geoff Johns and George Perez's Final Crisis: Legion of Three Worlds to Fumi Yoshinaga's Ooku: The Inner Chambers to John Layman and Rob Guillory's Chew.
• Brian Gibson of Edmonton's Vue Weekly selects the best graphic novels of the decade, including Alison Bechdel's Fun [...]

CONTEST: "Project Superpowers" Gift Pack

At midnight tonight, PST, the "Project Superpowers" Contest will close and you'll no longer be able to enter your name to win every issue of Dynamite's "PSP" published to date, including variants and an Alex Ross signed issue #1!

Sherlock Holmes is a Great Buddy Picture (Blog@Newsarama)

Sherlock Holmes continues to do extremely well and deservedly so. I was pleased with the movie. I even got over my annoyance at the very long line I had to wait in. And the lines, they just keep forming. It’s good, even inspiring, to see how people are attracted to this latest incarnation of the famously neurotic detective. Any [...]

?Caleb Mozzocco of Earth. You have great rage in your heart.? (Blog@Newsarama)

The first issue of DC’s Blackest Night miniseries was solicited as a 48-page comic and cost $3.99. It included 40 story pages—that is, 40 actual pages of comic—and eight pages of ads (including two house ads for other DC products). Counting the number of pages featuring ads as part of a given book’s page count [...]

Preview: Ultimate Comics: Spider-Man

Mysterio has had just about enough of Spider-Man, so he sends in the ULTIMATE SPIDER-SLAYER…and sends it right to Peter Parker’s school! All this and the mystery of the Shroud is finally revealed!! Join rockstars BRIAN MICHAEL BENDIS and DAVID LAFUENTE as we swing into the final chapter of this thrilling arc!

Word Balloon: TIM SEELY Hacks & Slashes Into WildStorm

John Siuntres has a one-on-one chat with Tim Seely about his upcoming run on WildCATS and more

EXCLUSIVE PREVIEW: "Ultimate Comics Spider-Man" #6

Courtesy of Marvel Comics, CBR presents an exclusive preview of "Ultimate Comics Spider-Man" #6 written by Brian Michael Bendis and illustrated by David Lafuente, due in stores on January 6, 2010.

The Other Blackest Night? What If Alan Davis Had Led The Charge?

Blackest Night has been the big crossover that has pushed Green Lantern to the fore, redefined the mythos of the character, made it relevant to all the DC Universe and has seemingly sold quite well ...

Arise Sir Jean-Luc? Patrick Stewart Gets Knighted

He’s bald, he’s got two major sci-fi franchises under his belt and now the Queen has made if official, naming Patrick Stewart in her New Year’s Honours list to be knighted, Sir Patrick Stewart, for ...

New Year?s Eve Runaround ? Cosplayboy

PornWatch: Playboy’s Hugh Hefner spent his teenage years writing and drawing autobiographical comic books, reproduced in the examinatory volume Hugh Hefner’s Playboy.
“To really tell my story in an interesting way, the part that I wanted ...

'Ghostbusters 3' 'Progressing'

According to Harold Ramis Ghostbusters 3 “is progressing with plans to shoot next summer and release in 2011.”

WORLD OF HURT - ?The Thrill-Seekers? Episode 18 (Blog@Newsarama)

(Click the image above for a larger version of the strip.) WORLD OF HURT - The Thrill-Seekers - Episode 18: “Hostage” I gotta be honest with y’all: I HATED this strip. Nothing about it worked for me, and I felt I could do so much better. When it was initially posted, for the entire week it was [...]