lunedì 15 febbraio 2010

"REPUGLICANS": Comics Courting Conservative Controversy?

Will political conservatives and the comic book world collide for the 2nd time in a week? Yes, if BOOM! Studios has a say

Daniel Breaks Out With "Batman"

Bruce Wayne may have prepared Dick Grayson for his eventual turn wearing the cowl of The Dark Knight, but writer/artist Tony Daniel has putting the former Boy Wonder through the paces in the pages of "Batman."

Best Shots Reviews: BATMAN & ROBIN #8, HIT MONKEY #1, more


NYTF: Hasbro's Marvel Lineup

Marvel's toy universe grows by leaps and bounds, as Hasbro unveils their 2010 lineup at the New York Toy Fair with new Iron Man movie figures, classic "Secret Wars" throwbacks and ultra cute Super Hero Squad figures & more.

Lying In The Gutters ? 15th February 2010

Four Things I Didn’t Link To This Weekend But Should Have:
1. Neil Gaiman pwning Boing Boing.
2. Comics Alliance’s Cerebus Valentines by Chris Murphy and Laura Hudson.
3. Apologies for Kevin Smith getting booted from a plane ...

Just when I thought I was out... they pull me back in

Marvel Announce Yet Another Spider-Man/Wolverine Title That Is Somehow Astonishing

So, “Astonishing” is now to be a new kind-of line at Marvel, just as Ultimate and All Star are. This will be set in-continuity though aimed at being very new-reader friendly.
So we have Astonishing Spider-Man/Wolverine ...

Exclusive DC Preview - MAGOG #6 (guest-starring POWER GIRL)

Power Girl stops by MAGOG #6 this week and Newsarama has an exclusive first look preview

Image Celebrates Their Firsts

Image Comics Publisher Eric Stephenson, "Spawn" creator Todd McFarlane and other Image creators spoke with CBR News about Image Firsts, the publisher's upcoming wave of re-released first issues priced at a mere $1.00 a pop.

Preview: Azrael

When civil unrest between the Palestinian and Hassidic communities in Gotham City boils over with potential international ramifications, Azrael must devise a solution – even if it means losing his soul inside the tattered cloak of Ragman!

2010 Glyph Award Nominees Announced!

The ballots of my fellow judges and I have been tabulated!
Here's the press release containing the nominees!

Last year, Jeremy Love’s Bayou made history at the Glyph Comics Awards (GCA) by winning five times, including for Story of the Year; a new [...]

Will the new WHO?S WHO know what?s what? (Blog@Newsarama)

Most comic fans can remember that first, cherished comic story that got them hooked on the medium, that one 4-color masterpiece pulled off a bookstore shelf or a spinner rack that exploded in their brain like a gamma bomb, irradiating them forever with a love of comics. My personal indoctrination into comics, however, was [...]

PREVIEW: "Azrael" #5

Courtesy of DC Comics, CBR presents an exclusive 5-page preview of this week's "Azreal" #5 featuring Ragman, written by Fabian Nicieza with art by Ramon Bachs and John Stanisci and a cover by Francesco Mattina.

Marvel Comics' MAY 2010 SOLICITATIONS [Preview]

It may be a national holiday, but the previews of Marvel's May 2010 solicitations don't take any days off

Only Nixon Can Go To China?

Kevin Smith Takes On Southwest Airlines

Over the weekend, writer/director Kevin Smith was removed from a Southwest flight due, according to the plane's captain, to his weight. Since the incident, Smith has been firing back via Twitter. ROBOT 6 has the details.

Is Chris Pine the new Captain America? (Blog@Newsarama)

Our very own George Marston found a juicy bit from the rumor mill over the weekend: The film gossip site CinemaSpy is reporting that Chris Pine, whom you will all remember as James T. Kirk in last year’s blockbuster Star Trek, is rumored to be the current front runner for the part of Steve Rogers in [...]

Arriving 2/17/2010

The Man of Steel Returns to the Musical Stage

Writer Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa spoke with CBR News about the upcoming remake - and revamp - of the 1966 musical, "It's a Bird...It's a Plane...It's Superman," set to hit the stage in Dallas, Texas this summer.

Marvel Makes Their Universe "Astonishing"

Marvel will make 2010 a year for reader-friendly miniseries by high-profile creators with "Astonishing Spider-Man/Wolverine" by Jason Aaron & Adam Kubert and "Astonishing X-Men" by Warren Ellis & Kaare Andrews.

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

Comics sales rise, if barely, in January! Is Amazon the world's best graphic-novel store? Stan Lee's lawyers sue ... Stan Lee! What far-right bloggers say about Captain America-Tea Party controversy! Plus much more!


Preview Incorruptible #3 and Hunter's Fortune #3, both shipping from BOOM! Studios Feb 17, 2010

She Has No Head! - Real Love Takes Time

Interestingly enough, though I like Madame Xanadu (both the character and the book), much like my issues with Wonder Woman, she seems a far more appealing character to me in theory than in actual execution thus far.
In theory, I love that she’s a strong female protagonist.  I love that she is an epic larger than life [...]

I forsee some mainstream media coverage: (Blog@Newsarama)

Boom’s newish “Boom! Town” imprint will be publishing a book entitled Repuglicans by Pete Von Sholly and Steve Thatham. The subject? Well, the title and cover kind of say it all, don’t they? It will be a 130-page, six-by-nine inch softcover priced at $15. Given the attention a single piece of a single panel in [...]

Someone Will Die In "Kevin Smith's Green Hornet"

Dynamite has released a new Alex Ross painted teaser image for the third issue of Kevin Smith's new Green Hornet series with an ominous quote that reads "Three will Live! - One will Die a Hero's Death!

Advance X-Solicitations, May 2010

Marvel has released images and solicitation information for new X-Men comics on sale in May 2010, including "Second Coming - Revelations: Hellbound" #1, "Second Coming - Revelations: Blind Science" #1 and much more.

Marvel's Creates New Reader Friendly ASTONISHING LINE

Marvel announced Monday a new line of stand-alone in-continuity titles designed to appeal to new and hardcore Marvel readers

2010 Glyph Awards nominees announced

Via PR, the nominees for the 2010 GLyph Awards, honoring the best in comics made by, for, and about people of color
Story of the Year
Luke Cage Noir; Mike Benson & Adam Glass, writers; Shawn Martinbrough, artist
The Original Johnson; Trevor von Eeden, writer and artist
Unknown Soldier 13-14; Joshua Dysart, writer, Pat Masioni, artist
War Machine: Iron Heart; [...]

(Later-than-usual) Linkarama@Newsarama (Blog@Newsarama)

Sorry for the delay! As you know, it’s President’s Day here in the U.S., and I’ve spent the morning worshiping the golden idols of George Washington and Abraham Lincoln I’ve erected in my backyard and, well, you know how it is…by the time you’ve got the bald eagle tied to the altar and ready to [...]

Thor, Green Lantern, The Walking Dead: Feb 15th Comic Reel

Joseph Gatt talks being on the set of "Thor." Peter Sarsgaard talks "Green Lantern." A "Walking Dead" casting rumor puts Jamie Bamber as Rick. Also, "Ghost in the Shell," and more.

Exclusive DC Preview - SUPERGIRL #50

SUPERGIRL celebrates 50 issues, which includes a special story for the big screen Supergirl, Helen Slater

Comics: Marvel Heroes - Marvel Super Heroes: What The???! Winter Games: Day 4 (Marvel News)

It's the fourth day of the 2010 Marvel Winter Games and the stars of "Marvel Super Heroes: What The––?!" are on hand to provide full coverage of a press conference held by Fin Fang Foom!

Kevin Smith's GREEN HORNET Teaser: 3 Will Live, 1 Will Die

"3 Will Live, 1 Will Die" says this teaser from Dynamite Entertainment, and Kevin Smith means business!

Boom! To Enrage Right-Wing Blogosphere With REPUGLICANS?

Looks like someone’s thought to give Marvel, Ed Brubaker and Captain America 602 a little bit of a breather. Boom! Studios, as part of their new BoomTown imprint, are publishing Repuglicans!, a series of caricatures ...

Kevin Smith To Kill Off Green Hornet Character Permanently

When Kevin Smith wrote for Daredevil, he killed off Karen Page and Mysterio. He does that kind of thing. Well now he’s doing it to Green Hornet.
In issue 3 the unmade movie script adaptation by ...

Something Beginning With D #2 by Alisdair Stuart: Other People?s Toy

Tabletop roleplaying is in a bit of an odd place at the moment.  Dungeons & Dragons, long the flagship and millstone of the hobby is now effectively two churches, Pathfinder and 4th Edition, old stalwarts ...

Toy Fair 2010 in photos

So we wandered around Toy Fair for a bit yesterday, but missed most of the big presentations. Lego had a very early morning event showing off Toy Story 3 Legos; we missed Hasbro’s entirely but made the Mattel event. According to a knowledgeable observer, Hasbro and Mattel are going in slightly different directions — Hasbro’s [...]

Thought for the day

“We don’t live in a world of bookstores vs. the Direct Market. We live in a world of bookstores and the Direct Market and whatever else works. Everyone that matters knew this years ago.”
–Tom Spurgeon

Happy Birthday, Ben McCool!

It’s been quite a week for Future Mr Beat — first his first creator owned comic book came out two weeks early — Choker #1 — but it turned out that the printer has used the wrong ink and the comics came out looking as crinkly as a hairless cat. Image has recalled [...]

Tintin?s List (Blog@Newsarama)

With the first part of a two-part Tintin big screen adaptation coming in 2011, director Steven Spielberg will see the culmination of about thirty years of efforts, starting with negotiations with the character’s creator, Hergé, in the late ’70s or early ’80s. But IMDB reports that a biography of the cartoonist, originally published in 1996 and [...]

Silent Bob Tweets (Blog@Newsarama)

You know, I have no use for Twitter. I won’t get into why, but apparently Kevin Smith disagrees with me. The filmmaker has gotten himself embroiled in not one, but TWO Twitter-related controversies in less than a week. First, when an idle suggestion that he’s dabbling in the idea of fan-financing for his announced-but-never-made horror flick [...]

DC offices are closed.

Happy President’s Day! I’ll be back tomorrow.

Adapting "Angel" - The Hole Story

Scott Tipton and Elena Casagrande describe the process behind adapting one of Joss Whedon’s most tragic "Angel" episodes, "A Hole In The World," to an IDW comic, from nailing the characters to making the dialogue sing.

Kick Ass Figures In A Glass Case Away From Tiny Hands

Courtesy of Cool Toy Reviews, from the Toy Fair… Kick Ass action figures. Looks like there are some of those Mallow-style figures too…

In related Kick-Ass news, looks like Forbidden Planet are selling the Kick-Ass hardcover ...

A Year of Cool Comics - Day 45

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, [...]

Global Freezing Strip 0069 (Blog@Newsarama)

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Brave New Angoul�me by Jim Wheelock

Coming back from an eleventh hour threat of the loss of major financing, this year’s edition of the Festival International de la Bande Dessinée promised a lot — from the city’s new comics museum to ...


ARCHIE COMICS SHIPPING MAY 2010 ARCHIE AMERICANA SERIES VOLUME 10: BEST OF THE SEVENTIES BOOK 2 By popular demand, get set for a second heaping helping of classic Archie stories from the sensational seventies! This follow-up to the original BEST...

The Streets Of San Diablo UPDATE 02/15/2010

Darryl Cunningham updated The Streets Of San Diablo.

How The Blogosphere Learned To Hate Captain America

Okay, buy now we’ve read the scandal about Captain America 602 released two weeks ago. We’ve scratched our heads wondering why this is still an issue. We’ve sold our copy on eBay and are planning ...