lunedì 8 febbraio 2010

Exclusive DC Preview: BOOSTER GOLD #29

Preview Booster Gold 29, shipping Feb 10, 2010 from DC Entertainment, guest starring Hank Henshaw!

DVD Round-Up: Week of February 9th

This week there are a couple of strong debuts in the “Direct-to-DVD” and “Anime” categories in Dante's Inferno and Soul Eater.

CBR Review: Wolverine: Weapon X, issue 10

Wolverine realize s he’s a kind of sick that even a healing factor can’t fix – lovesick.

Preview: Legendary Talespinners

If you enjoy "Fables", "Stuff of Legend" and other great new stories, you will enjoy Tales of the Legendary Talespinners!
From the dawn of creation there have been storytellers spinning timeless fables and folktales. Call them historians, poets, philosophers, or charlatans, it was their fanciful re-tellings of the age of wonder that kept children enwrapped in fantasy and immersed in imagination. But over the last two centuries something dark has been devouring the storytellers and even the stories themselves, leaving children with dulled imaginations and no will to believe in giant killers or wicked witches.
Abby was one of those children and is now a young woman who still lives only in the concrete reality of her professional ambitions. Raised by a mother who had no time for "childish pursuits," she grew up too fast and locked her fertile imagination away forever. But Abby's orderly world comes crashing down upon her when a crazy old man who believes himself to be the real Baron Munchausen leads her into a festering fantasy world facing villainous henchmen, zombified fairytale creatures, and the most unlikely wickedest witch of them all.

Dynamite Entertainment proudly presents an event that reshapes how we look at fables and the imagination! Written by James Kuhoric (Dead Irons/Freddy vs Jason vs Ash), illustrated by Grant Bond (Igor/Trick R Treat), and art directed by Nick Bradshaw (Danger Girl/Army of Darkness).

Global Freezing Strip 0066 (Blog@Newsarama)

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Top Shelf on CNN!

When a trend gets big enough, all the mainstream media eventually take a look at it! CNN's Breeanna Hare investigated various comic-to-film adaptations and spoke to a few industry figures for comment -- most prominently, Top Shelf publisher Chris Staros! In the wake of Touchstone's blockbuster Surrogates film and our recent capital investment / film production deal, Top Shelf is a prominent example of how publishers can respond to Hollywood's interest in graphic novels, without dashing for the quick buck or creating books as a means to an end. Our mission is to publish great books, and we welcome the chance to work with talented filmmakers to adapt those books -- with creator approval -- and introduce a wider audience to the comics that are and always will be our focus.

2/8 - Gratuitous Guttenberg says...

I expect Marvel to announce "Next Avengers" by Ellis and Immonen any day now. Nextwave by any other name would smell as sweet.

2 Comments At February 8, 2010, Omar Karindu, with the power of SUPER-hypocrisy! wrote:
My experience of life has left me too bitter and jaded not to believe this will be true...because I need [...]

Preview: Hulk

FALL OF THE HULKS continues! He’s smashing his way through the heroes of the Marvel Universe with a rage unstoppable. Next up? THE RED HULK vs. THE UNCANNY X-MEN. And what do RED GHOST AND THE SUPER-APES want with Beast and The Black Panther? Superstars JEPH LOEB and ED McGUINNESS keep bringing the pain in the event of the century.

I am an Avenger?? (Blog@Newsarama)

What I'm reading - Portland Noir; The More Than Complete Action Philosophers!

There's nothing cooler than reading!

I bought Portland Noir last year at San Diego because there's a Jamie Rich/Joëlle Jones story in it (and Rich signed it for me), but I also love Portland, as I've mentioned before, so this is a fun book. I've only read a couple of stories, but so far [...]

THE GREEN ZONE: Big Reveals & Bad Romance

The triple tag team of Jeph Loeb, Greg Pak and Jeff Parker return to riff on the biggest "Fall of the Hulks" revelations and reflect on "Planet Hulk" as well as Betty Ross' return while unveiling exclusive art from "Hulk" 20.

Beast Back to the Avengers!

Well, Secret Avengers, at least.
Marvel released their first Secret Avengers promo, and it's pretty clearly Beast (click to enlarge).

Now it makes you wonder what Secret Avengers will be (great name, by the way). Ed Brubaker and Mike Deodato will be the creative team, so I'm guessing it almost certainly will be the replacement for Dark [...]

DRAW! Jordi Bernet Talks "Jonah Hex"

In a rare interview, living legend Jordi Bernet shares how Sergio Leone inspires his take on the Old West, how you make a scarred face smile, and the one appearance of Hex he’d love to get his hands on.

New Yorker Anniversary edition showcases cartoon jam!

This week’s New Yorker is the 85th anniversary edition, and as is custom, the iconic Eustace Tilley character appears on the cover. However, this time out the issue sports four separate covers, as a jam between Chris Ware, Adrian Tomine, Dan Clowes, and Ivan Brunetti. Each issue includes two of the covers s a [...]

Diamond power out, no phones

The big snowstorm which smacked much of the Northeast has claimed Diamond Distribution’s phone and power lines, as John Jackson Miller writes:

The first Monday of the month is normally when the Top 300 lists to be released — but against the great snowstorm, not even comics sales charts can stand. Power is out at the [...]

Preview: Queen Sonja

Red Sonja lives, all hail Red Sonja! The stunning debut of the all-new Queen Sonja series continues from writer Joshua Ortega and returning Red Sonja artist Mel Rubi. In this issue, the reluctant Queen has decided to embrace her fate and battle the evil empire at her doorstep. But, as intrigue abounds, has she come to her fighting stance too late?

FIRST LOOK: "Who Won't Wield The Shield"

Courtesy of Marvel Comics, CBR presents an exclusive First Look at the cover and creative team for the "Captain America: Who Won't Wield The Shield" one-shot scheduled to hit stores on April 7.

I am a SECRET Avenger!

Ooohhhhh. Secret! They freshened it up with a silhouette — looks like some kind of frog monster, right?

First Look at AMERICAN VAMPIRE Cover #3

“Every time Rafa sends a cover (or anything, really), it makes my day. He’s a main driving creative force behind the series - his story-telling instincts, the different tones he creates for my story and Steve’s, the expressiveness of the characters, the way he brings them to life on the page… What I love about [...]

‘World Against Superman’ rages on in ACTION COMICS

Writers Greg Rucka and Eric Trautmann spotlight Nightwing and Flamebird’s continued hunt for Zod’s deadly sleeper agents in ACTION COMICS #$886, hitting 2/10.

Cable, X-Force In New "Second Coming" Teaser

Marvel's latest teaser image for "Second Coming" features the team of X-Force and a newly returned to the present Cable as illustrated by Daniel Acuña, accompanied by the phrase "One Will Sacrifice..."

Lying In The Gutters ? 8th February 2010.

Secret Avengers by Brubaker and Deodato Jr? I want more adjectives dammit! Avengers Academy won’t be enough, I want Preppy Avengers Academy!!

So what else has been happening this week? Oh yes.
I broke out the ...

PREVIEW: "Batman and Robin" #8

Courtesy of DC Comics, CBR presents a 5-page preview of "Batman and Robin" #8 by Grant Morrison and Cameron Stewart with a Frank Quitely cover. The issue is scheduled to hit stores this Wednesday, February 10.

"Secret Avengers" Creative Team Announced

Marvel has released a teaser image for their new "Secret Avengers" title, as well
as the announcement of the series' creative team of "Captain America" writer Ed
Brubaker and "Dark Avengers" artist Mike Deodato.

Marvel Announces SECRET AVENGERS: Brubaker/Deodato, May 2010

Ed Brubaker and Mike Deodato will launch a second Avengers ongoing in May. But who the heck is on this team?

She Has No Head! - Discovering The Unknown

The Unknown.  Mark Waid (writer), Minck Oosterveer (art). Boom! Studios.  $24.99.  Hardback, slipcover edition.
Mark Waid and Minck Oosterveer’s The Unknown starts very strong.  Strong enough that by the second page I knew that unless things really went off the rails at some point, that I would be reading straight through until the end.  And [...]

Comics: Avengers - I Am A Secret Avenger (Marvel News)

Get your first look at the top secret cast for the new SECRET AVENGERS, from Ed Brubaker and Mike Deodato!

The Streets Of San Diablo UPDATE 02/8/2010

Darryl Cunningham updated The Streets Of San Diablo.

Dynamite Entertainment Titles On Sale February 10

Courtesy of Dynamite Entertainment, CBR brings you previews of "Blackbeard: Legend of a Pyrate King" #3, "The Good, the Bad and the Ugly" #8, "Legendary Talespinners" #1, and "Queen Sonja" #4, on sale this week.

Aaron Campbell: How I Draw GREEN HORNET: YEAR ONE

Aaron Campbell is drawing Green Hornet: Year One, and takes you through the process of a full page.

Exclusive Script Review ? NBC?s THE CAPE by Thomas Wheeler

It was announced a week ago that NBC are working on a number of new television dramas, including commissioning a pilot  The Cape by Thomas Wheeler, a proto-superhero comic book about a policeman framned for ...

Look! It Moves! by Adi Tantimedh#34: Why A Movie?

As Rich reported last week, many news outlets would only report on the prospect of a WATCHMEN sequel by speculating on the prospect of a movie sequel rather than any follow-ups to the comic. ...

Shamus announces Cleveland Comic-Con

And now Cleveland has fallen beneath the heel of the Wizard hordes relentless March! The Cleveland Comic Con Wizard World COnvention has been annoucned for an unknown date, annexing the previous North Coast Comicon, which based on the website was last held in 2008.
This brings to 11 the number of pop culture shows being [...]

Captain America, Jonah Hex, Cowboys & Aliens: Feb 8th Comic Reel

"Captain America" hits the shores of information with the Red Skull! Photos from "Jonah Hex" reshoots. "Cowboys & Aliens" lassos a release date. Also, "Daredevil" begins again and more.

Sam & Lilah UPDATE 02/8/2010

Jim Dougan updated Sam & Lilah.

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

DC Comics documentary to debut at Comic-Con! Amazon-Macmillan standoff ends! Will Panefly's app make iPad worth buying? Does comics community ignore kids' titles? Gaiman writes "Doctor Who"! Plus more!


Take a look at SUPER HERO SQUAD #2, MA SUPER HEROES 20, & TAILS OF THE PET AVENGERS, shipping from Marvel Comics on Feb 10, 2010

Zenescope Announces new TALES FROM WONDERLAND One-Shots

Zenescope has three new Tales From Wonderland one-shots on the way, featuring various characters from the series

DC Preview: BATMAN & ROBIN #8 "Blackest Knight" Pt. 2

Preview Batman & Robin #8, the first of two new issues this month from DC Entertainment

Preview: Batman And Robin #8

I have to say I do have a problem how some sites show off preview pages to comics.
Take DC’s The Source, they have just put up preview pages of Batman And Robin #8, out this ...

Cleveland Makes It Eleven ? Wizard Names Their Next Comic Con

Gareb Shamus has bought the North Coast Comic Con and will rename it Cleveland Comic Con.
Seriously, there should be a template for this by now.
Garab Shamus bought the show from local convention organiser… balh blah ...

The Angoul�me Prix Fix?

So just how did Paul à Québec win the Angoulême Public Award – mostly voted on by French voters, when it hadn’t even been published in French? Was it all a ballot stuffing scam by ...

Veitch statement on

Following reports last week about Jen Contino leaving the Pulse, Rick Veitch, co-owner of along with Steve Conley, made a statement on the Comicon message board:

Yes, we’ve had to let Jen go after years of excellent work on the Pulse. The problem isn’t with Jen but with the current ad market. Ever since [...]

How about some BATMAN AND ROBIN pages?

Did the RETURN OF BRUCE WAYNE covers from Friday sate your hunger for Batman news? We didn’t think so.
Luckily, BATMAN AND ROBIN double-ships this month, and the creative team supreme of Grant Morrison and artist Cameron Stewart continue the “Blackest Knight” storyline with #8.
Only months into his new role as Batman, Dick Grayson faces perhaps [...]

Remender Hunts Monsters with ?Punisher?

In the current “FrankenCastle” arc in “Punisher,” writer Rick Remender gave his protagonist a new monstrous physical form. For the next act, he's giving him a new purpose: destroy monster hunters. CBR spoke with Remender about the series.

Studio coffee run: Daredevil, Goyer. Cowboys, Cap etc.

We might as well just set up a direct like to Deadline Hollywood since they’re breaking all the news these days….
§ Although generally a lackluster film which spawned a totally lame spin-off, Daredevil is getting a reboot at Fox, with David Scarpa, writer of the little-liked remake of The Day The Earth Stood Still aboard [...]

Photo/event parade

§ Brian Wood and Becky Cloonan at Rocketship!.

§ Hope Larson’s back piece!

§ Craig Yoe and “Faux Stan Lee” and “Faux Ditko”at MoCCA.

Kibbles-n-bits 2-8-10

§ Karen Green walks you through an exhibit of comics arts she curated at Columbia University’s Butler LIbrary including the above:

How fabulous is that? A twelfth-century illumination from a manuscript known as the Hortus deliciarum (“the garden of delights”), depicting Hell with the Antichrist cradled on the lap of a chained, enthroned Satan in [...]

“We Love xkcd” video will cheer you up

If the Super Bowl’s ad parade of pathetic unempowered, dehydrated skinned males, bitchy women, lonely bulls, people without pants and Danica Patrick left you feeling a little sad, surely this nerd-centric video by Elaine Doyle and Olga Nunez featuring Neil Gaiman, Wil Wheaton, Cory Doctorow, Lawrence Lessig, Bruce Schneier, Jason Kottke, Google Zurich, Hank Green, [...]

A Year of Cool Comics - Day 38

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 [...]

Tim Seeley?s WildCats character designs: Warblade

[Editor’s Note: WildCats artist Tim Seeley shares his approach to drawing members of the original WildCats lineup for his new run on the series.]
Warblade: I really liked the design of Reno the previous creative team used, so I didn’t do much to change him. Shannon and I both agreed that some kind of symbol on [...]

Monday Runaround ? Ghosts To Pittsburgh

FilmWatch: Bill Murray has confirmed he’ll be in Ghostbusters 3. Ish. In a bullet point-style quasi- interview with the British newspaper, The Mail on Sunday, Murray says;
I said to them, ‘I’ll do it if you ...