lunedì 11 gennaio 2010

WORLD OF HURT - ?The Thrill-Seekers? Episode 21 (Blog@Newsarama)

WORLD OF HURT - The Thrill-Seekers - Episode 21 “Tell The Truth, Shame The Devil - Part 1” Welcome back, everyone. This is the beginning of an extended flashback which reveals the events that led to the death of Alicia Patterson. I wanted to set up a valid reason for Duke’s actions and his involvement with Charles, [...]

Trailer: Lefler?s Seven Extraordinary Things (Blog@Newsarama)

Trailers for graphic novels may be quite the rage, but Lefler’s got quite the pedigree for it. Check out the PR below and learn about Seven Extraordinary Things. Los Angeles, California, January 11th, 2010. Filmmaker Doug Lefler has created a website to offer his original graphic novel SEVEN EXTRAORDINARY THINGS for free. To [...]

EXCLUSIVE PREVIEW: "Lockjaw & The Pet Avengers Unleashed" #1

Courtesy of Marvel Comics, CBR presents an exclusive preview of "Lockjaw & The Pet Avengers Unleashed" #1 by original series creators Chris Eliopoulos and Ig Guara. Issue #1 hits stores March 10.

Best Shots Reviews: ULTIMATE SPIDEY, GREAT TEN, more

The Best Shots crew returns with tons of comic reviews for your reading and arguing enjoyment!

Hibbs says "Hi!" to the New Year's First Batch

The dead shall rise?and look amazing. Blackest Night Series 5 figure set (Blog@Newsarama)

[Source: Entertainment Earth] In the newest set of Blackest Night action figures, which may be the best set yet, we see one of the first casualities of war, Hawkman, Nekron, Deadman, and Batman. This is the first set of all Black Lanterns, and they look spectacular. They will come with accessories and of course have the [...]


AS: I know the artists doing the interiors on BRIGHTEST DAY are still under wraps, but can you say anything about the cover artist?
DD: Yes we can. As some of you may have noticed, we announced last week that David Finch had joined the DCU exclusively. We’ll be announcing more details about his projects in [...]

Scribe of "Eli" - Gary Whitta

Writer Gary Whitta spoke with CBR News in a one-on-on interview discussing the nature of "The Book of Eli," the caliber of acting involved and the miracle of a movie that looks and feels like what the original writer put to paper.

Preview: Lockjaw & The Pet Avengers Unleashed (UNLETTERED)

Once upon a time, in a world of super heroes and villains, there lived a team of animals that saved the universe…and no one knew it. These creatures asked not for fortune or fame, merely to help the humans that pet them. But a new threat to the world has arisen, which only they know of, that could change everything…and kill one of them. Join CHRIS ELIOPOULOS, IG GUARA, and CHRIS SOTOMAYOR for an epic tale of adventure, courage…and sacrifice.

Confirmed: Buffy Spoiler All About The Sales ? And They?re Maturing

In the recent Dark Horse Dispatch sent to retailers, Buffy The Vampire Slayer editor Scott Allie wrote;
Word got out that Twilight, our major villain from Season 8, is in fact Angel, the love of Buffy’s ...

Exclusive IDW Preview: TRANSFORMERS Ongoing #3

The robots in disguise continue their "darkest adventure yet" in IDW's ongoing, previewed here!


Courtesy of IDW Publishing, CBR presents an exclusive preview of "Angel" 29, on sale this Wednesday, January 13, written by Bill Willingham and Brian Williams with art by Brian Denham and David Messina.

Preview: Angel

Where has the “hero of L.A.” gone? While Team Angel Investigations try to figure out how to handle the everyday demons, danger, and evil-doing on their own, Angel’s whereabouts turn out to be part of a seriously sinister conspiracy. Plus: chapter of the Eddie Hope back-up by Williams and Messina.

Lying In The Gutters ? 11th January

Well that’s what I thought when I first found out the news. A few hours before DC announced it.I was all ready to ask DC Comics about it when they got in the office… then ...

Green Lantern Annual 3 (1994)

Green Lantern Annual #3 (1994)

Writer: David DeVries
Pencils: Dean Zachary
Inks: Romeo Andrew Pepoy

"The story begins at the end of World War II. A man of importance, Reichführer Himmler, and 12 Obergruppenführers, his inner circle of priests, gather around a pillar of fire inside a secret chamber of an ancient castle. A giant beast then erupts from the flames, and Himmler requests that the Nazi dream be made a reality. The other 12 state that they would pledge their souls for this. The beast then gives Himmler a yellow ring that has two lightning bolts on it. The other 12 perish, as yellow lightning bolts from the ring are sent into their eyes. A dozen red-eyed corpses are scattered on the floor, and the" [Lantern Light]

Uncanny X-Men 141

Uncanny X-Men 141 (1981)
Days of Future Past
Writer: Chris Claremont
Penciller: John Byrne
Inker: Terry Austin
Cover artists: John Byrne and Terry Austin

"Days of Future Past is a popular storyline in the Marvel Comics comic book The Uncanny X-Men issues 141 and 142, published in 1981. It deals with a dystopian alternate future in which mutants are incarcerated in internment camps. An older Kitty Pryde transfers her mind into the younger, present-day Kitty Pryde, who brings the X-Men to prevent a fatal moment in history which triggers anti-mutant hysteria." [Wikipedia]

Arriving 1/13/2009


AS: OK, I’m more awake now. Lunch does that to me. Are there any other DCU books that will be under the BRIGHTEST DAY banner?
DD: JUSTICE LEAGUE OF AMERICA will also feature the banner, starting with April’s 44, but the characters that will be joining the team are still very much under wraps. Sorry, I’m [...]

Comic Creators Unite to End Human Trafficking

"The Dreamer's" Lora Innes joins with J.K. Woodward, Lar DeSouza, Thom Zahler and many other comic creators speak out against human trafficking through their art.

Exclusive Preview - Meltzer's BUFFY: SEASON #32 (new arc)

Brad Meltzer begins a new story arc, in which Buffy gets a whole host of new superpowers, and Twilight is revealed

Malkovich is the Vulture AND in Red? (Blog@Newsarama)

Being John Malkovich must be nice, since he’s being talked up in not one, but THREE different comic book films. In addition to doing extra shoots for Jonah Hex, the big rumor going around is that Malkovich might take flight — as a bad guy in Spider-Man 4. According to, he apparently confirmed to the Italian [...]

Flash Heads Into "Brightest Day"

Earlier today, DC announced a 26-issue "Brightest Day" series spinning out of "Blackest Night," and now the publisher has announced "Brightest Day: The Flash," the opening story arc for Geoff Johns and Francis Manapul's new Flash series.

So Just How Will Angel Be Appearing In Buffy: Season 8? (SPOILERS)

We’ve seen the cover to Buffy The Vampire Slayer 34 featuring the non-twinkly vampire love-of-her-life, Angel. So can we expect the long-awaited crossover between the Dark Horse Buffy and IDW Angel series?
Not a bit of ...

Look! It Moves! by Adi Tantimedh #32: The Long Reach of Tarkovsky?s Zone

About once every month, I find myself thinking about the films of Andrei Tarkovsky or talking about them with friends. I suppose he’s being held as a kind of arthouse cinematic ideal these days ...

Comics: Siege - Siege Sells Out (Marvel)

The comic book event of the decade is here and it's sold out!


AS: One of the titles that a lot of people have been asking about of late is TITANS. I know that we have a new creative team hitting soon. What can you tell us about that?
DD: TITANS is another series that will fall directly under BRIGHTEST DAY, with Eric Wallace and Fabrizio Fiorentino coming on [...]

Dynamite Comics On Sale January 13, 2010

Dynamite Entertainment has provided CBR with advance looks at two new comics on sale this Wednesday, January 13 - "Galactica 1980" #4 and "The Good, the Bad and the Ugly" #7 written by Chuck Dixon with a cover by Dennis Calero.

She Has No Head! - What About Coveleski?

I’m not a crier.  Which is not to say I’m unemotional, or that I never cry – there are certain buttons you can push – especially in films – and you can expect waterworks – but there are only a few buttons and I’m pretty good at resisting them.  In fact, until I read I [...]

Jonah Hex reloads with extra shoots (Blog@Newsarama)

With a legendary gunslinger like Jonah Hex, is it any surprise he’d have extra shoots? The Hollywood Reporter has announced that Josh Brolin, Megan Fox, John Malkovich, and Michael Fassbender are returning to Los Angeles for 10 days of extra shooting. According to the Reporter, they wanted to touch up the story and action on the film, [...]


AS: In meetings I’ve heard BRIGHTEST DAY referred to, offhand, as DCU: REBIRTH. Being the sleuth I am, this leads me to believe it’s more than just a concentrated series, right?
DD: Definitely. BRIGHTEST DAY isn’t just a single book. Like BLACKEST NIGHT, it’s an event that happens across the entire DC Universe, affecting a [...]

Thor, Green Lantern, Kick-Ass: Jan 11th Comic Reel

A new Fandral for "Thor." A Carol Ferris for "Green Lantern." A new trailer for "Kick-Ass." Malkovich confirms "Spider-Man 4" and joins "Red" while shooting "Jonah Hex." No 3D for "Clash of the Titans" and more.

GEOFF JOHNS & TINY TITANS Team Talk Superboy's Return

Geoff Johns guest co-writes Feb.'s TINY TITANS 25, featuring the return of Superboy. We talk with him and the regular team

DC Announces "Brightest Day" Series

The big follow up to the "Blackest Night" event gets a name and a format as Geoff
Johns and Peter Tomasi team for a 26-issue bi-weekly series, kicking off with a
zero issue with art by Fernando Pasarin

From the Editors: Scott Peterson on Dante’s Inferno artist Diego Latorre

I first met artist Diego Latorre at the Barcelona convention in 2008. In addition to mind-blowingly great paella and oh-so-tasty wine, the Barcelona convention is one fine place to find great artists. (Bruno Redondo, artist of PUSH and HUMAN TARGET, was another Barcelona discovery, por ejemplo.)

As penance for a free vacation to gorgeous Spain and [...]

YUKO SHIMIZU talks about designing the cover of THE UNWRITTEN

The cover of THE UNWRITTEN Volume 1 is very striking and sets the tone for the entire book. Tell us about the themes you wanted to capture in cover?
YS: Thank you, that is so nice of you.
Well, my editors, Karen and Pornsak, and I had a lot of back and forth on the first [...]


DC this morning announced the follow up to Blackest Night... BRIGHTEST DAY, a 26 issue biweekly series.

DC/Marvel Confluence: Heroic Age Vs Brightest Day

Marvel kill Captain America, let his sidekick take over, sent the character in a metaphysical journey through time, eventually returning him to the role.
And DC do the same with Batman.
DC have their dead characters returning ...


Alex Segura: OK Dan, I got your call, I’m here. It’s pretty early, even for us. This is a first for THE SOURCE – a live interview with you on the blog. Very exciting. What’s got you so jazzed up?
Dan DiDio: I’ll just get right to the point, Alex – we’re ready to announce everything [...]

GEOFF JOHNS PRIME: "Earth One," "Blackest Night" & More

The superstar writer joins CBR to discuss "Batman: Earth One," "Blackest Night," "Flash: Rebirth" and "Smallville" as well as sharing the title of the first arc of "Green Lantern," post-"Blackest Night."

Marvel Mature Previews: ANITA BLAKE, PUNISHERMAX

Take a peek at ANITA BLAKE, THE LAUGHING CORPSE - EXECUTIONER #3 and PUNISHERMAX #3, both shipping Jan 13, 2010

Early morning news from DC Entertainment coming? (Blog@Newsarama)

Alex Segura, DC Entertainment’s DC Universe publicity rep (read: he promotes the mainstream, superhero aspect of DC’s comics publishing empire), had a cryptic message on the company’s blog, The Source, Friday night. He told readers: “[DC Executive Editor] Dan DiDio just swung by my office and said ‘keep your phone on Monday morning,’ and darted off. [...]

A Year of Cool Comics - Day 10

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 [...]


Whoa. It is early. I think the sun just rose here in New York.
So why is Dan DiDio calling my cell phone and ordering me into the office? No clue, gang. But it can only mean one thing: Big stuff is happening. At least I hope that’s the case.
Stay tuned. Let’s see if I can [...]

Newsarama Post 0054 (Blog@Newsarama)

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John C Reilly Off RED, John Malkovich On

It’s a day for movie switcheroos it seems. And Red, the movie based on Warren Ellis and Cully Hamner’s mini-series for Wildstorm, is trading up with one of its leads.

Okay that’s a bit mean to ...

The Streets Of San Diablo UPDATE 01/11/2010

Darryl Cunningham updated The Streets Of San Diablo.

Monday Morning Newspapers, Christians And Reshoots

JuxtapositionWatch: Thank you Daily Telegraph, for your website software for joining such wonderfully compatible stories and advertisments togather;

ChristianWatch: A Christian-focused review of Robert Crumb’s The Book Of Genesis;
The real thrill in this volume for me ...


Hollywood is always looking for ready-made properties ripe for converting into movies, and graphic novels must be a tempting source. Movies like Watchmen and the various superhero franchises are embarrassingly obvious but savvier movie moguls are looking beyond the ’superhero for grown-ups’ cliché and discovering works that take science fiction beyond the flying men in [...]