venerdì 15 gennaio 2010

Greg Pak Talks PLANET HULK at NYC Premiere Screening

Newsarama speaks with writer Greg Pak at the world premiere of the Planet Hulk movie.

Just a quick note, as we close out DCU IN 2010

The DC offices will be closed on Monday, so there won’t be any fresh posts. But fear not, readers. We’ll be back Tuesday with an announcement and plenty of cool reveals. Until then, have a great weekend.

Joss Whedon Says Goodbye To "Dollhouse"

With only two episodes of the Fox science fiction show left to air, the series creator gave CBR a brief post-mortem on what went right and wrong and address the idea of "Dollhouse" comics

Preview: Cowboy Ninja Viking

You know how Jason Bourne got his ass kicked all over the globe and then came home to do the ass kickin’? Well CNV#3 is exactly like that only with Cowboy Ninja Viking… and an Amish dude.

One Fan's Opinion - Friday, Jan 15th

This week, Erik looks at the future of comics and comes down firmly on the sides of both print and digital formats as being the way comic fans be reading about their favorite characters as the industry adapts to new technology.

Mark Valley is the "Human Target"

Actor Mark Valley is ready to deliver the action hero goods as Christopher Chance, the main character of the upcoming comic adaptation of the DC Comics property "Human Target" which debuts this Sunday night on FOX.

Monthly Webbing: Dan Slott Gets MYSTERIOus

Writer Dan Slott stops by ahead of next week's start to the Mysterio arc to clear up a bit of the mystery in Spidey's life

WORLD OF HURT - ?The Thrill-Seekers? - Episode 22 (Blog@Newsarama)

(Click the image above for a larger version of the strip.) WORLD OF HURT - The Thrill-Seekers - Episode 22: “Tell The Truth, Shame The Devil - Part 2” I apologize for posting this one a little late, but rest assured, I haven’t forgotten about you. This strip represents the first time we see Alicia Patterson alive. This [...]

DC Announces Weekly "DC Universe Online" Comic

DC Comics has unveiled plans for a weekly title set in the world of "DC Universe Online," the highly anticipated massively multiplayer game from Sony Online Entertainment. ROBOT 6 has the details.

Comic Book Legends Revealed

Did a current DC writer used to work on Seinfeld? Was Beta Ray Bill based on an old Jack Kirby Thor character? And just what is the mystery behind the animal mask gang? Find out in this week's COMIC BOOK LEGENDS REVEALED!

Talking Shop: Retailers React to Marvel's SIEGE/DC Offer

We check in with comic book retailers for their response to Marvel's offer of a SIEGE #3 variant for unsold DC Comics

Friday's Bronze Edition Trivia ANSWERS!!

Well, it's been a week. Let's see whose bronze-fu was the strongest, shall we?

We had about the same number of entrants as last time, six in all. Some you will recognize as fairly frequent commenters here on the blog, and others seemingly swooped out of nowhere. A hearty well-done to K.W., Abel Yu, Edo Bosnar, [...]


What a week, huh? From BRIGHTEST DAY to a new LEGION ongoing series, we’ve rolled out a truckload of news to keep fans chatting for at least the next hour or so. But there’s more. Seriously.
History was made in the DCU a few years back with the launch of 52, a weekly, year-long series filling [...]

Exclusive Preview: AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #618 - MYSTERIO

Marvel has provided us an exclusive look at Dan Slott's first issue of MYSTERIOUS, his chapter of Gauntlet

Grecian On "Proof's" Season Finale

While the Image Comics series is on the cusp of a temporary hiatus, "Proof" is not canceled, despite rumors to the contrary. CBR spoke with creator Alex Grecian about ending the first season and plans for the second season and beyond.

Jackie Earle Haley for Sinestro? (Blog@Newsarama)

First Rorschach, then the Human Target… and now Sinestro? HitFlix is reporting that former Bad News Bear Jackie Earle Haley is Warner Bros’ “only” choice for the role of Sinestro in the upcoming Green Lantern film. While there’s still a lot of rumor going around, Sinestro is really the final character that fans are desperately needing to [...]

Zenescope announces Girl of the Month 2010 contest (Blog@Newsarama)

Zenescope Entertainment is looking for applicants for their Girl of the Month 2010 contest! The grand prize winner of the contest will get a trip for two to the Comic Con International in San Diego in 2011, and will take part in signing issues at the booth. Meanwhile, each monthly winner will appear in Zenescope’s upcoming comics, [...]

Fred Van Lente, Kano take on MARVEL ZOMBIES 5 (Blog@Newsarama)

Just when you thought it was safe to travel across the multiverse… Marvel has announced that they will take another bite out of the undead market, with Fred Van Lente and Kano taking on Marvel Zombies 5! “What I’ve tried to do ever since they gave me the Zombies assignment was to do something different every time,” [...]

Heroes 4 Haiti - by Mike Cavallaro 01/15/2010

Mike Cavallaro added a blog post titled "Heroes 4 Haiti".

Indy Sensation Arvid Nelson Gives SONJA the Royal Treatment

Arvid Nelson has proven his creator owned work is up-to snuff, and talks about his coming run on QUEEN SONJA

Neil Gaiman And Amanda Palmer, Engaged

I am deeply honoured to announce the engagement of Neil Gaiman, world renowned fantasy and comic book writer, and Amanda Palmer, world renowned singer/songwriter.
I heard the news last week, but agreed to hold off until ...

Creators Band Together for Haitian Relief

In the wake of this week's devastating earthquake in Haiti, Heroes 4 Haiti has formed as a grassroots effort by comics creators to help spread word of individual efforts at raising relief funds through auctions, donations and more.

Fraction Brings Back the Pryde of the X-Men

In "Uncanny X-Men" 522, the X-Men get a chance to recover from one of their most painful losses as Kitty Pryde returns to their ranks. CBR spoke with writer Matt Fraction about the fan favorite character's return.

Comic Book Legends Revealed #243

Welcome to the two-hundred and forty-third 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 forty-two.
Comic Book Legends Revealed is part of the larger Legends Revealed series, where I look into legends about the worlds of entertainment [...]

Preview: The Darkness: Shadows & Flame

Lucas A Tale of The Darkness! Go back to the turn of the 20th Century and read a tale of lost love, the depravity of man and powers beyond our understanding in the tradition of H.P. Lovecraft! Salvador Gomes is a broken man. He has lost his beautiful wife and young daughter in a fire and now spends restless days and sleepless nights looking for solace. In desperation, he makes a bargain with “The Shadow God,” but every bargain has its price…

Tilting at Windmills - Friday, Jan 15th

Brian Hibbs is back with a new TILTING that takes a look at comic pundit prognosticating about the coming year, physical comics versus their digital counterparts and Marvel's recent DC Comics "Blackest Night" return promotion.

EXCLUSIVE PREVIEW: "The Darkness: Shadows & Flame"

Courtesy of Top Cow, CBR presents an exclusive preview of "The Darkness: Shadows & Flame" a one-shot by Rob Levin and Jorge Lucas, exploring the history of The Darkness, in stores January 20.

Marvel Announces Next Wave of "Greatest Comics" for $1

Leading up to Free Comic Book Day, Marvel will release four more major issues at $1 each

Planet Hulk Premiere Clip - Full Size

The exclusive first extended online clip from "Planet Hulk" coming to DVD and Blu-ray from Lionsgate Home Entertainment and Marvel Animation Feb. 2.

Exclusive: John Arcudi Takes LUKE CAGE Back to the Streets

Writer John Arcudi (Wednesday Comics) talks about the new Marvel limited series New Avengers: Luke Cage

So, what?s George Perez been up to lately?? (Blog@Newsarama)

Wednesday the Orlando Sentinel ran a nice little profile on George Perez, whom we know best for his incredible comic book work over the last few decades, in which he specialized in detailed, character-packed panels and some of the most attractively drawn rubble, but he’s better known around the Moonlight Players Warehouse Theatre as the [...]

Comics A.M. - The Comics Internet in 2 Minutes

"The Storm in the Barn" is first graphic novel to win historical-fiction award -- but should it qualify? "Editor & Publisher" is back in business! Interviews with Brian Bendis, college instructor! Year-end lists and more!

BOOM! Studios All-Ages Previews: MUPPET PETER PAN, SCROOGE

Take a look at Muppet Peter Pan #4 and Uncle Scrooge 387, shipping Jan 20, 2010 from BOOM! Studios


Take a look at Farscape #3, Incorruptible #2, & NOLA #3, all shipping Jan 20, 2010 from BOOM! Studios

Disney names new production chief (Blog@Newsarama)

The House of Mouse has a new production chief — one that could have an impact on Marvel’s new TV and film options. Sean Bailey, who produced the upcoming film “Tron: Legacy,” has replaced Oren Aviv, who resigned from the company abruptly last week. According to Variety, Bailey, who has ties with stars like Ben Affleck, [...]

Green Lantern, Iron Man 2, Conan: Jan 15th Comic Reel

Jackie Earl Haley to play Sinestro? Stan Lee talks "Iron Man 2" cameo? The short list to play "Conan." Also, stars talk "Human Target," another for "Mars" and "Book of Eli" in review.

Comics: Marvel Adventures - FIRST LOOK: April 2010 All?Ages Comic Book Previews (Marvel)

Young or old, you'll love these comics coming out in April 2010. Preview 'em now!

Comics: Spider-Man - FIRST LOOK: April 2010 Spider?Man Comic Book Previews (Marvel)

What does April have in store for Spider–Man comics? Check out the following previews to find out!

Wolfman & Perez Continue TEEN TITANS Run 23 Years Later

TEEN TITANS: GAMES started development 23 years ago. In 2010, the OGN will finally see print

Barney Banks: Extra Life! UPDATE 01/15/2010

Tom Hart updated Barney Banks: Extra Life!.

Wolfman Plays "Teen Titans: Games"

Announced today, the highly-anticipated graphic novel from the original "New Teen Titans" creative team of Marv Wolfman and George Pérez will be arriving in stores by year's end. CBR spoke with Wolfman about "Teen Titans: Games."

Teen Titans: Games by Wolfman and Perez Gets Scheduled, Gets Previewed

Lats year BleedingCool reported that the long-awaited Teen Titans:Games by Marv Wolfman and George Perez would be published in October 2010.
Well according to The Source and CBR, we were pretty on the money…

But what those ...

A Year of Cool Comics - Day 14

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 [...]

check out JOE cover #4 by SEAN MURPHY and meet him 1/30 in NYC

Celebrate the launch of JOE THE BARBARIAN #1 (written by Grant Morrison)
with artist Sean Murphy
(between Flatbush & 5th Avenues) Brooklyn
Saturday, January 30th

Sean will be signing, so don’t miss this opportunity!
And now to reveal another amazing JOE THE BARBARIAN cover. Here’s #4:


Is Martin Conaghan The New Mark Millar? ? Burke And Hare Makes The News

Martin Conaghan and Will Pickering’s graphic novel Burke And Hare has had a nice big splash in today’s Scotsman newspaper as well as a feature going out last night on STV, (the Scottish main commercial ...

The Cut - 1/15/10

Art by Johnny Timmons

Comic Book Promotion Named Press Ad Of The Year

British advertising magazine Campaign has named The Guardian newspaper’s press ad for its week of free classic kids comics, their press ad of the year.
Advertsing the fact that the next week’s run of Guardian would ...

Friday Runaround With Vinnie Jones, Jackie Earle Haley, Ted Rall and Christopher Eccleston

LocalWatch: Scott Hinze of FanBoy Radio gets profiled at DFW.
Aside from his Fanboy Radio world, Hinze co-founded the nonprofit Heroes4Heroes, through which he and co-founder Chris McCroskey gather comic books, DVDs, CDs, magazines, MP3 players ...

Giant-Size X-Men 1 (1975)

Giant-Size X-Men 1 (1975)
Second Genesis!

Writer: Len Wein
Penciler: Dave Cockrum
Inkers: Dave Cockrum and Peter Iro
Cover artists: Gil Kane (pencils) and Dave Cockrum (inks)

"Giant-Size X-Men #1 was a special issue of the X-Men comic book series, published by Marvel Comics in 1975. It was written by Len Wein and illustrated by Dave Cockrum. Though not a regular issue, it jump-started the series after a five-year hiatus. The issue serves as a link between the original X-Men and a new team. Chronologically it is placed before The X-Men 94.
(...) The story links the old X-Men team with the new, as the original team (Cyclops, Marvel Girl, Angel, Iceman, and Beast) ventures to the island of Krakoa and vanishes. Cyclops is allowed to return to tell Professor X what has happened. This prompts the professor to assemble a new team of X-Men to stage a rescue. The new team includes Sunfire and Banshee, who had been introduced in earlier X men comics; Wolverine, who had made his first appearance in the Marvel Universe in The Incredible Hulk 180 (Oct. 1974); and the newly created Storm, Nightcrawler, Colossus, and Thunderbird." [Wikipedia]

Power of Comics, The

We don’t just like reading comics, we like reading about comics too. The Power of Comics, written by comics scholars Randy Duncan (Henderson State University) and Matthew J. Smith (Wittenberg University), is pitching itself as an introductory text book for the burgeoning number of comic book courses creeping onto higher education syllabuses.
With chapters on subjects [...]