giovedì 7 gennaio 2010

CBR Review: Blackest Night: Wonder Woman, issue 2

So what exactly happened to Mera's nose during her fight with Wonder Woman in "Blackest Night" #6? The answer, my friends, is right here.

Toys Up, Books Down

Toys R Us and Barnes & Noble reported their holiday season sales for 2009, with sharply different results.

Directors Guild, Effects Noms

The Directors Guild announced the nominations for its top award and the short list for the best visual effects Oscar is out.

Venture Bros. Action Figures

Bif Bang Pow! will produce a line of action figures, bobble heads, and vehicles based the Adult Swim show The Venture Bros.

Funimation Adds Two Anime

Funimation has acquired home entertainment, merchandise, and digital rights to two anime action series.

Barney Banks: Extra Life! UPDATE 01/8/2010

Tom Hart updated Barney Banks: Extra Life!.

Comics: Iron Man - Marvel Unleashes Iron Man's New Armor (Marvel)

Get your first look at Iron Man's new armor!


Take a peek at REALM OF KINGS: IMPERIAL GUARD #3 and THE MARVELS PROJECT #5, both shipping Jan 13, 2010

Marvel Alternate X 3-View: DARK, FIRST CLASS, FOREVER

Take a look at DARK X-MEN #3, UNCANNY X-MEN: FIRST CLASS #7, and X-MEN FOREVER 15, all shipping Jan 13, 2010.

Marvel X-Special Preview x3: NATION X, PSYLOCKE, CYCLOPS

Take a look at Nation X #2, PSYLOCKE #3, and X-Men Origins: Cyclops, all shipping Jan 13, 2010


Take a look at BLACK WIDOW: DEADLY ORIGIN #3, INVINCIBLE IRON MAN 22, and STRANGE #3, all shipping Jan 13, 2010


GET THE ARCHIE US POSTAGE STAMP OF APPROVAL This July, the United States Postal Service will be immortalizing the Archie Comics love triangle in an official postage stamp. The stamp will feature one of the most enduring images of the...

Directors of "Eli" - Allen & Albert Hughes

Allen and Albert Hughes, directors of "The Book of Eli," talked with CBR news about how they work together, the challenges of making a film like "Eli," working with stars Denzel Washington and Gary Oldman and more.


You know, ever since I started at DC Comics (nearly eight years ago for those of you keeping track), I’ve been asked when are we
going to do a new HISTORY OF THE DC UNIVERSE and a new WHO’S WHO? Over the years I’ve given varying responses to these questions (everything from “waiting to find the [...]

UDON Presents "Mega Man Megamix"

Hitoshi Ariga's "Mega Man Megamix" makes its English-language debut later this month, courtesy of UDON. CBR News spoke about the book at length with editor Matt Moylan, who shared an exclusive peek at the first volume.

So Super Duper - Page Ninety Six! Safe and sound! (Blog@Newsarama)

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

Preview: Batman

The unthinkable happens when Batman and the Penguin join forces to thwart the mass murder and mayhem of their common foe, the Black Mask. Plus, Batman confronts an adversary from days past who has a score to settle with The Dark Knight.

BLACKEST NIGHT Tops Chart, But MARVEL Dominates Dec. Sales

DC looks strong in the Top 10 of comics sales, but that didn't hold back Marvel from taking nearly 1/2 of the month's totals

Things I Don?t Understand About DC Comics #436: Dan DiDio, comic book writer (Blog@Newsarama)

I bought and read four new comic books yesterday, one of which was Weird Western Tales 71, one of those kinda clever Blackest Night tie-ins that are literally returning from the dead (if one considers long-canceled comic books to be literally dead). When deciding whether or not to buy that particular comic book, weighing the various [...]

Scott Pilgrim vs. the World ? FIGHT! (Blog@Newsarama)

Universal has released the first official pictures of Scott Pilgrim vs. the World, and might I say they are a beaut: Scott Pilgrim. Flaming sword. Kick-flips. Who’s excited to see our indie slacker guitarist face off against seven evil ex-boyfriends? To paraphrase the great urban philosopher Ricky Bobby, this might win the Academy Award. For Best Movie [...]

PREVIEW: "Batman" #695

DC Comics has released a 5-page preview of "Batman" 695, written and illustrated by Tony Daniels. The issue, which hits stores next Wednesday, January 13, features Batman working with the Penguin as he tracks down the Black Mask.

Sales Estimates for November, 2009

Inside you'll find the sales estimates for comics and trade paperbacks in November, 2009. Sales are down overall from last month, with DC Comics in the top comic spot with "Blackest Night" and "Chew" leading the TPB charts.

Marvel Releases "Ultimate X" Teaser

Marvel Comics has just released a teaser image for "Ultimate X." No information accompanied the image other than the question, "Who Or What Is Ultimate X?" Issue 1, by Jeph Loeb and Art Adams, hits stores on February 3.

Marvel Asks: Who Or What Is ULTIMATE X?

You didn't think mutants were completely done in the Ultimate Universe, did you? Ultimate X is coming in February

Exclusive Marvel First Look - PUNISHER #13

Here's a first look at some pages from this month's lucky number PUNISHER 13, courtesy of Marvel Comics


Take a first look at 343 Industries first clip from the upcoming HALO LEGENDS DVD, featuring a segment by creators from "Appleseed" & "Cowboy Bebop." HALO LEGENDS Available on DVD, Blu-Ray, and Digital Download February 16, 2010

Nihilarity UPDATE 01/7/2010

Shannon Wheeler updated Nihilarity.

Bluewater goes Gaga in comics treatment (Blog@Newsarama)

Bluewater is apparently showing us all its Poker Face, as they announced this week that they would be printing a biocomic based on… Lady Gaga. E! reported that the book, the first of the publisher’s “Fame” line, will be out on Free Comic Book Day. Others slated to be on that list are Robert Pattinson, 50 Cent [...]

Movies: Spider-Man - Watch Spider?Man 1967 Episode 39 Now (Marvel)

Stream the 39th episode of the '60s "Spider–Man" animated series for free on!

Movies: X-Men - Jackman the People's Choice for X?Men Origins: Wolverine (Marvel)

The star of X–Men Origins: Wolverine, Hugh Jackman, takes home Favorite Action Star from the 2010 People's Choice Awards!

Movies - Animation Exclusive: SHS Dormammu & More (Marvel)

Take a look at some exclusive production sketches of Dormammu, Screaming Mimi and the Mindless Ones!

Opening "Pandora's Box" With Levin & Hill

The writing duo behind Top Cow's "Broken Trinity: Pandora's Box," Rob Levin & Bryan Edward Hill, spoke with CBR about the wielders of the Glacier and Ember Stones, two mysterious Artifacts at the center of the upcoming miniseries.

NPR loves Eddie Campbell!

National Public Radio's Glen Weldon has a glowing new review up of Eddie Campbell's brand-new ALEC omnibus collection, The Years Have Pants!

"The fact that we are finally able to watch young Alec slowly evolve, page by page, from a cheeky wastrel into a mature artist deeply committed to his work and his family is nothing less than a revelation," he writes.

"As the years steadily accrete, it becomes impossible to ignore the staggering scope of what Campbell has accomplished here... the three decades of mature, complex and emotionally compelling work compiled here represent a major accomplishment in comics storytelling, and in storytelling, period. It's nothing less than a modern epic of the everyday."

Whew! So, who still needs a copy? What are you waiting for?

Thor movie date surges ahead (Blog@Newsarama)

Talk about a save worthy of Avengers history — with Spider-Man 4 delayed, Paramount and Marvel Studios are filling the void by bumping up the release date of the Thor film! Variety has reported that the Kenneth Branagh-helmed picture starring Chris Hemsworth as the God of Thunder will be moving to May 6, 2011 — a [...]

Thor, Superman, Scott Pilgrim: Jan 7th Comic Reel

"Thor" switches release dates! Mark Millar suggests a "Superman" film with origin. Michael Cera has seen "Scott Pilgrim," but not in order. Also, Bruce Davison on "Justice League," and more.

Thor Gets A New Date, Raimi And Sony Have Issues

Yup, looks like Spider-Man 4 has slipped from its provisional date of May the 6th 2011, leaving Paramount and Marvel Studios’ Thor to take advantage of the web-spaced gap.
I was talking to some studio types ...

Crime novels that influenced Jason Starr


There have been so many crime novels that have influenced me, that it was a struggle to narrow this list down to just 5, so I extended the list to 6 and it still feels like I’m leaving a few out. I’m sure [...]

Thursday Morning Wunawound

WossWatch: Jonathan Ross has quit the BBC, declining to renew his contract. Often criticised by the more reactionary elements of the British media, he canme under heavy fire last year for a radio broadcast with ...


The Punisher is now FRANKENCASTLE, and John Siuntres had a chat with the creative team about this strange new direction

DC Preview - BATMAN #695

Here's a look at some Tony Daniel art goodness with a preview of next week's BATMAN 695

More Doctor Who Stuff ? Writers, Pics, All That

Ooh is that a sonic screwdriver with Red settings?
The writers for Series Five of Doctor Who have been listed in the new Doctor Who Magazine… and no Neil Gaiman. Damn.
Steven Moffat, showrunner, grabs six of ...

Take a look at Tony Daniel’s BATMAN #695

Writer/artist Tony Daniel presents the unthinkable, as Batman teams with his arch-foe the Penguin to track down the Black  Mask. Wise move? We’ll see. BATMAN 695 hits 1/13.

EXCLUSIVE PREVIEW: "Invincible Iron Man" #22

Courtesy of Marvel Comics, CBR presents an exclusive preview of "Invincible Iron Man" 22 from the Eisner Award-winning creative team of Matt Fraction and Salvador Larrocca with a variant cover by Patrick Zircher.

Paul Gambaccini Is A DC Comics Mastermind

The other night on BBC’s Celebrity Mastermind, Russell Grant, Diane Parish, Tony Parsons and Paul Gambaccini answered questions on their specialist subject and on general knowledge.
DJ, broadcaster and ex-owner of Soho Comics with Jonathan Ross, ...

First look at Wayshak & Passalaqua’s Authority: The Lost Year art

Enjoy the next eight months, WSU fans -you’ll miss the days when you had TWO new Authority comics to look forward to each month.
At risk of spoiling you Authority fans further, editorial just passed me some sweet pages from The Lost Year #5 - featuring a first look at Jonathan Wayshak’s art on the book. [...]

Nihilarity UPDATE 01/7/2010

Shannon Wheeler updated Nihilarity.

Nihilarity UPDATE 01/7/2010

Shannon Wheeler updated Nihilarity.

A Year of Cool Comics - Day 6

Here is the latest in our year-long look at one cool comic (whether it be a self-contained work, an ongoing comic or a run on a long-running title that featured multiple creative teams on it over the years) a day (in no particular order whatsoever)! Here's the archive of the moments posted so far!
Today [...]

Battle Of The Nemesis. Nemesises. Nemesi. Whatever.

In March, as readers of Bleeding Cool can’t be unaware, Mark Millar and Steve McNiven publish their creator owned comic Nemesis through Marvel.
Also in March, spinning out of Final Crisis, comes Nemesis: The Imposters by ...

Nihilarity UPDATE 01/7/2010

Shannon Wheeler updated Nihilarity.

Doctor Who And His Anti-Ginger Agenda

This is a hilarious complaint response from the BBC regarding the final scene of The End Of Time Part Two.
We’ve received complaints from viewers who believed a line in the second part of Doctor Who: ...

George Sprott 1894-1975

Seth spent most of the last decade building a body of work that has brought admirable comparisons with the likes of Chris Ware and Daniel Clowes. George Sprott 1894-1975 could be described as the culmination of this work, or at the very least, the latest step in the journey.
Telling the life story of an eccentric [...]

Marvel?s Siege #1 ? Corrected Backmatter

In the recent Siege #1 (shipped in the US yesterday, in the UK who knows when) there’s a printing error in which dialogue and text is repeated in the Ares Wars Plan Transcript backmatter.
Which kinda ...