martedì 2 marzo 2010

'Game of Thrones' on HBO

HBO has placed a first season order of nine episodes plus the pilot for the long-awaited Game of Thrones.

'Stan's Back' at Boom

Boom Studios will publish three superhero titles presented by Stan Lee, under a new deal between Boom and Lee’s Pow Entertainment.

'Battles of Westeros’

FFG has announced the release of an all-new BattleLore game based on A Song of Ice and Fire.

FFG Forms ‘Deathwatch’

Deathwatch, the third installment in FFG’s Warhammer 40,000 RPG line, has been announced as an August release.

CBR Review: Prelude to Deadpool Corps , issue 1

Rob Liefeld returns to his creation, and a female version of his creation, and a Captain America with a metal arm. It's old home week.

Archie?s new entourage (Blog@Newsarama)

Just a few months ago, Archie Comics Publications signed with storied talent agency CAA to spearhead the company’s strategy for developing new opportunities beyond print. However, Deadline Hollywood Daily has the scoop on a stunning turnaround, as Archie Comics has reportedly left CAA for William Morris Endeavor–whose CEO, Ari Emanuel, is the inspiration for [...]

Preview: Buffy the Vampire Slayer: Season 8

Twilight, Pt 2 (of 5)
Acclaimed novelist and comics writer Brad Meltzer (The Book of Lies, Identity Crisis) continues his pivotal story arc! The Slayer army has suffered heavy losses throughout Season Eight and faced all kinds of threats new and old, but the one mystery connecting it all has been the identity of the Big Bad: Twilight. In this issue, Buffy finally confronts Twilight one on one, setting the stage for Twilight's unmasking in Buffy 34!

Brad Meltzer, series artist Georges Jeanty, and executive producer Joss Whedon up the stakes as Buffy's most epic season yet races to a climax!

Cartoon Art Museum Hosts Discussion with Paul PopeThe Cartoon Art Museum welcomes the critically-acclaimed comic book creator Paul Pope for a special presentation on Thursday, March 18, 2010, from 7pm to 9pm. Pope is the creator of such unforgettable com

"Presidential Pets" Graphic Novel Provides History Lesson for Kids

Cartoon Art Museum's WonderCon Party to Benefit Ed Hannigan

Top Cow's "Angelus" #1 and #2 Sell Out

Box of Comics: February 2010

This month, every comic I bought revealed shocking political statements underneath the four-color face-kicking! What madness is this!?

Okay, I lied. But it got you to read the post, didn't it? Onwards!
Atomic Robo and the Revenge of the Vampire Dimension #1 by Clev, Weg, Patt, and Pow (Red 5)

Every time a new issue of Atomic Robo [...]

Danielle Leigh's Reading Diary -- Shonen Slam!

It has been a good while since I indulged in some shonen manga so today I take quick looks at Soul Eater volume 2 and Slam Dunk volume 8.

People might remember that I had a number of issues with the first volume of Soul Eater by Atsushi Ohkubo.  The second volume corrects two major problems [...]

Preview: Crossed #9 by Garth Ennis and Jacen Burrows

I ran a review piece on the final issue of Garth Ennis and Jacen’ Burrows not-really-zombie epic a few weeks ago. And now you get to have a glimpse too. This scene shows an act ...

Review: Al Williamson Forbidden Worlds (Blog@Newsarama)

Forbidden Worlds Illustrated by Al Williamson With Frank Frazetta, Roy Krenkel, Angelo Torres, John Severin, Reed Crandall Published by Pure Imagination It’s great, really it is, that Greg Theakston dedicates so much of his time to cleaning up and preserving old comics work by classic illustrators. He’s published volumes of “minor” work by Jack Kirby, Alex Toth and Williamson [...]

X-POSITION: Kieron Gillen

"S.W.O.R.D." writer Kieron Gillen joins X-POSITION to answer reader questions about the end of the series, what could have been, and...a Sloppy Joe eating contest!? All this, plus an exclusive look at the final issue!

Number Crunching: Kevin Smith?s Green Hornet #1

What’s it called? Green Hornet
Who’s it by? Kevin Smith, Phil Hester, Jonathan Lau, Ivn Nunes
And it’s on time? And it’s on time. Being based on Kevin Smith’s already-written-but-unproduced movie script must have helped.
Cost: $3.99
Story page ...

Understanding "Incarnate" & Comic Book Plagiarism

In an industry rife with homages and swipes, what kind of legal action can be taken in the ongoing Nick Simmons controversy? CBR checks in with comics legal expert Michael Lovitz so find out of what's in play and at stake.

Exclusive Preview: Kevin Smith's GREEN HORNET #1 (+ More)

Check out an exclusive extended preview of Green Hornet #1, plus The Boys 40 & Zorro 20, courtesy of Dynamite Entertainment

Best Shots Roundtable Review: Kevin Smith's GREEN HORNET #1

The Best Shots team teams up for a roundtable review of Kevin Smith's first issue reinventing Green Hornet


We talk with Sam Liu about his favorite parts of the film and his co-directing experience with Lauren Montgomery from the animated JUSTICE LEAGUE L.A. premiere

Exclusive Image Preview: TRUE STORY, SWEAR TO GOD #12

This week's exclusive Image Comics preview is a look at 9 pages from Tom Beland's TRUE STORY, SWEAT TO GOD 12

Preview: The Book of Grickle HC

Get ready for the most extensive journey ever into the brilliant mind of Graham Annable! A classically trained animator with credits in film (including as a storyboard artist on Coraline), television, and video games, Annable has for years spent his free time creating some of the funniest, most poignant comics anywhere. As befits his animation background, Annable's fluid art pulses with life, in stories that practically jump off the page. Alternately poetic and hilarious, Grickle presents a strange twist on the everyday with heart and humor. If you've experienced Grickle before, this is the greatest collection yet. If you haven't, there's no better introduction than Book of Grickle!

* Grickle was named one of Wizard's Top 25 indie books everyone must read!

* The best of Grickle, plus new and rarely seen material!

* Graham Annables's Grickle strips were selected for Houghton-Mifflin's 2008 edition of Best American Comics.

Introduction by Jeff Smith!

Pipeline - Tuesday, Mar 2nd

Augie sells some comics on eBay on learns some valuable lessons about timing, the open market, and auctioning techniques. Also, some thoughts on Nick Simmons' plagiarism, the iPad's censorship worries, and more.

Random Thoughts! (March 2, 2010)

Random Thought! 14 gold medals and I'm still disappointed over that silver in women's curling... It's random thoughts time! Get excited!
Link Thought! Quickie Reviews (Feb. 24 2010) (six comics briefly reviewed!). High Road/Low Road on the Pope as the number one contender for the TNA world championship (the Pope be pimpin'!). The Wrestling 4Rs featuring [...]

The cover to BLACKEST NIGHT #8 revealed

But that’s not all.
We all know that BLACKEST NIGHT will reach its epic conclusion in March, but there’s more. This universe-shaking issue will also feature 10 extra story pages for the same $3.99 price. Good deal, no?
And, to tide you over until the issue hits stands, we’ve got an inked version of the cover to [...]

EXCLUSIVE PREVIEW: "The Book of Grickle"

Courtesy of Dark Horse Comics, CBR presents an exclusive preview of Graham Annable's "The Book of Grickle," a new hardcover collection of the critically acclaimed comic, due to hit stores on April 7.


Brian Bendis & Alan Davis team for a limited series that will focus on Thor, Iron Man & Steve Rogers. We have details

Neil, Amanda And Silent Bob Too

The tweeting of Neil Gaiman to Amanda Palmer and vice versa is generally one of those very life affirming aspects that justifies the existence of the internet in its entirety. But yesterday we all learnt ...

So which Marvel character has ‘FALLEN’ this time?

PREVIEWS has the exclusive unredacted cover and copy for Marvel’s upcoming FALLEN mini-series, and it seems someone has photoshopped out that shocking death that ends Siege and begins “The Heroic Age.”
The SIEGE has ended and taken its toll on both sides of the battle field. The event seven years in the making has claimed [...]

WORLD OF HURT - ?The Thrill-Seekers? Episode 34 (Blog@Newsarama)

WORLD OF HURT - The Thrill-Seekers - Episode 34: “Revival Tent” Love, love, love the dialogue in this episode! When I was working up the concept for WORLD OF HURT, just to get a handle on the characters, I decided to thumbnail a few scenes, completely devoid of context, or where, or if, they would fit [...]

Brevoort Talks "Siege Aftermath: Avengers Prime"

In June, "Siege Aftermath: Avengers Prime" by Brian Michael Bendis and Alan Davis spotlights the dynamic between the Avengers "Trinity" of Steve Rogers, Thor and Tony Stark. We spoke with editor Tom Brevoort about the project.


A look at 3 of the most anticipated Free Comic Book Day 2010 offerings, including Marvel's IRON MAN/THOR

Will Syndrome Die In Siege: The Fallen?

Diamond have been given this teaser image to release with the following solicitation for the previously solicited-with-no-information upcoming Siege spinoff frok Marvel, Fallen.

FALLEN (Not Final Title)
Publisher: Marvel Comics
(W) To Be Announced
(A) Tom Raney
Cover by Leinil ...

JUSTICE LEAGUE: CRISIS - Josh Keaton Talks The Flash

We talk with Josh Keaton about The Flash, working with Bruce Timm and upcoming teases from the animated JUSTICE LEAGUE L.A. premiere

Roger Langridge on Directing "The Muppet Show"

Roger Langridge, ongoing cartoonist of "The Muppet Show" for BOOM! Studios, chats about his work with the popular Henson characters, thinking like a Muppet, musical sketches, and other projects on the horizon.

New London Show Features Alan Moore, Stewart Lee, Kevin Eldon? Oh And Robin Ince

Robin Ince is a British standup comedian and writer, best known right now for organising and presenting the televised Christmas show, Nine Lessons and Carols for Godless People and for stand up routines that celebrate ...

A look at Francis Manapul’s artwork from THE FLASH

Francis Manapul’s made a name for himself with his energetic linework and exciting layouts in the pages of ADVENTURE COMICS, and he kicks it up a notch with THE FLASH — presenting a sleek and modern Central City that is both reverential to the past and modernized.
Over the course of the first year of THE [...]

Preview: Starstruck

There are plenty of fish in the sea, but only the empath fish girls at Uncle Bob's Fantanimalland can read minds! Chubby little Bronwyn eats food meant for the Mystic Nyts of the Sea, unlocking latent psychic powers while Ronnie, meanwhile, has a plan to scare Brigade Academy Cadets away from the Veil's property in Neutral Zone 8.

CBR Reviews Last Week's New Comics

Last week, CBR's review team looked at over two dozen new comic book releases including "Thor" 607, Irredeemable" 11, "X-Factor" 202, "Wonder Woman" 41, "Usagi Yojimbo" 126, "Northlanders" 25 and more

Stan Lee & BOOM! Announce New Superhero Line

Stan Lee's POW! Entertainment and BOOM! Studios have announced a deal that will produce a series of three super hero titles presented by the legendary creator, with Mark Waid writing one of the series.

Matchstick Middle Earth

Here is a model of the city of Minas Trith from Lord Of The Rings, built over two years out of matchsticks.

I have not the words. Have you the words? I have not them. Here, ...

Video Parade: Samsung, Matt Thurber, Lego Runner

Johanna Draper Carlson points us to this Samsung ad for a phone that enables a moody, cartoonist who looks more like a magician to draw comics. The art looks a bit like Lee Bermejo?

A trailer for 1-800-MICE that will set the day off nicely, we believe.

And via Topless Robot, a Lego version [...]

Lost Simpson’s Style

Meet our new wallpaper! The core Lost cast Simpsonized right down to the rubble. Found via Vulture, but the source is Springfield Punx, a site which Simpsonizes characters and people from all over the place.
Now all we need is a Lego version of a Simpsonized Lost Character and you’d have the perfect artifact of [...]

This ‘n’ That 3-2-10

Stuff that is so totally random we dare not even call it Kibbles or Bits.
§ New York’s Strand Bookstore is holding a Tote Bag Design Contest, sponsored by Fantagraphics, D&Q and Toon Books, with judges Art Spiegelman, Adrian Tomine, R. Sikoryak AND Françoise Mouly and Steven Heller. The winner gets $1000 in books and free [...]

Poll: Help us rank what is cool!


Stephanie Leonidas To Star In Cursed Pirate Girl

It’s a sweet idea. Stephanie Leonidas (Mirrormask) is performing the lead role of the Cursed Pirate Girl in an audio adaptation of the comic book of the same name from Olympian Publishing.
However unlike the likes ...

Guess Who Is the "Fallen"!

Marvel released a teaser for their one-shot that follows the release of Siege #4, called "Fallen," along with the solicit info...
FALLEN (Not Final Title)
Publisher: Marvel Comics
(W) To Be Announced
(A) Tom Raney
Cover by Leinil Yu
The SIEGE has ended and taken its toll on both sides of the battle field. The event seven years in the making [...]

Longbox To Go Public

Rantz Hoseley has announced that not only is a new version of Longbox, the much lauded comics reader-and-collector-and-social-networking software, to go live to Beta members this weekend but that shortly afterwards, the new Beta version ...

Tuesday Titans, Terror, Twilight And

GNWatch: Teen Titans: Games by Marv Wolfman and George Perez gets an Amazon listing…
SwipeWatch: Nick Simmons gives a non-apology apology for his Bleach-swiping on Incarnate.
I am a big fan of Bleach, as well as other ...

X-Rated X-Men Costume Critique

I saw this one on the Comic Book Resources' X-Men forum (CBR member nikbackm posted it) and I just thought that I had to share it with you folks.
Back in 2005, Terry Dodson did a cute little critique of the costume that Frank Quitely designed for Emma Frost (if this appeared in a comic, it [...]

The Mighty Buttocks Of Grant Morrison

The comic book industry, and indeed this very site, have been accused of crimes of sexism. The exploitation and cheapening of the female form for high school giggles. I can’t deny that hasn’t happened on ...

Time to Guess the New Avengers Roster!

On Monday, Marvel released the first of their New Avengers teasers, with the reveal that A. There still IS a New Avengers and that B. Luke Cage is still a member of the New Avengers (and their leader, while also being with the Thunderbolts).

(Click to enlarge the photo)
It's great to hear that Stuart Immonen is [...]