venerdì 5 marzo 2010

'Sailor Moon' Fans Eager for Revival

It hasn’t been a good last half of the decade for the Sailor Moon property in the English speaking world.

'Catan Histories: Settlers of America--Trails to Rails'

In June Mayfair Games will release Catan Histories: Settlers of America--Trails to Rails.

Bandai Expanding 'Naruto Shippuden CCG' OP

Bandai America and Viz Media have announced new Naruto Shippuden CCG Shonen Jump Championships.

'An Evening With Neil Gaiman'

Neil Gaiman will take the stage for a benefit performance on behalf of the CBLDF at C2E2.

CBR Review: JSA All-Stars, issue 4

"JSA All-Stars" is already starting to feel a little tired, which isn't good when you're just hitting issue #4.

Stan Lee: Future Academy Award Winner? (Blog@Newsarama)

Stan Lee’s Oscar Campaign from Stan Lee Funny or Die presents this hilarious video featuring none other than Stan Lee who wants some changes to the Oscars. While I don’t think the AMPAS are going to abide to Lee’s “wishes”, there’s a chance with the Emmys since they have “Outstanding Guest Star” category. Though I think the Oscars [...]

Danielle Leigh's Reading Diary -- Vampire Hunter D volumes 1 and 2

The first two volumes of Vampire Hunter D mix elements of science-fiction dystopia, horror and Western, although the comic seems most successful when it emphasizes its traditional horror-roots.
Vampire Hunter D, based on the Japanese novels of the same name by Hideyuki Kikuchi and adapted into comic book form by Saiko Takaki, takes place in one [...]

Global Freezing Strip 0077 (Blog@Newsarama)

Find out more about Global Freezing here on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays or at

Cup O' Joe - CUP O' Q&A: DC Execs, Astonishing Ideas & Graphic Violence

Joe Quesada is back with a new Friday installment of Cup O' Joe where the Marvel E-i-C dives into the new management at the Distinguished Competition, his upcoming rock show and the future of the X-Men Universe.

Good news, everyone! Futurama is back with new episodes! (Blog@Newsarama)

[source:] We all knew this was coming. At the very least, hoped it would someday come true. At least for me. Thursday, June 24th 2010 at 10pm on Comedy Central, “Futurama” returns with brand-new episodes! I’m doing my best to hide my excitement here because where “Family Guy” gets cancelled (twice) and then brought back, I don’t think [...]

CUP O' Q&A: DC Execs, Astonishing Ideas & Graphic Violence

Joe Quesada is back with a new Friday installment of Cup O' Joe where the Marvel E-i-C dives into the new management at the Distinguished Competition, his upcoming rock show and the future of the X-Men Universe.

Right to Assemble: I AM AN AVENGER! (W/ Poll)

Lots of revelations, lots of teases, and now we have an idea of teams and want your opinion on what we've seen so far

A few links of note for Friday

Been a busy week here at The Source, with all the fun surrounding THE FLASH, so here are some notable links you may have missed while hitting refresh:
• FIRST WAVE writer Brian Azzarello’s been making the interview rounds, with pieces at USA TODAY, AOL’s COMICS ALLIANCE, NEWSARAMA, COMIC BOOK RESOURCES and SCRIPPS HOWARD’s wire service, [...]

The Weekly Watcher: March 5, 2010

Alexa Mendez takes a look at comics premiering in June, statues from Bowen Designs, and more!


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Miller Strikes Back with "Star Wars: Knight Errant"

With his new Star Wars series, "Knight Errant," expected from Dark Horse this fall, we spoke with John Jackson Miller about what it means to be a Jedi outside the Republic in a time and place where no other hope exists.

Gail Simone Leaves "Wonder Woman"

The fan-favorite writer and passionate Wonder Woman fan steps aside from her roll in ushering the adventures of Princess Diana and rolls out two in depth farewells for fans including one for her Wonder of Wonders column.

Gail Simone Leaving WONDER WOMAN, Reveals BoP #2 Cover

Wonder Woman is losing a member of her Amazon family soon, as Gail Simone moves to BoP and another new project

Dylan Horrocks Welcomes Readers Back to HICKSVILLE

Acclaimed creator Dylan Horrocks discusses his seminal work HICKSVILLE on the occasion of a new collection

Gail Simone on "Wonder Woman" Departure

WONDER OF WONDERS debuts today in it's new home at Comics Should Be Good, featuring an open letter from departing "Wonder Woman" writer Gail Simone to her fans in the wake of today's news.

Why Did DC Drop Milestone Forever?s Captions?

Last month, Bleeding Cool pointed out that a number of caption boxes containing quotes had been dropped off Milestone Forever #1, and printed the replacement captions that Dwayne McDuffie posted on his site.
At the time ...

Gail Simone on leaving WONDER WOMAN, returning to BIRDS OF PREY

The headline’s true. After a lengthy and impressive run on WONDER WOMAN, writer Gail Simone is moving on to other projects.
Gail’s work on WONDER WOMAN has become a staple of the DC Universe, and her take on Princess Diana has resonated with readers from the get-go, and will continue to connect with newer fans as [...]


The inaugural C2E2 has announced the addition of "An Evening With Neil Gaiman" sponsored by the CBLDF

Zenescope: From Struggling Writers to 50 Issues of GRIMM

Grimm Fairy Tales is about to hit issue 50 at Zenescope. To mark the achievement, we caught up with the publisher

A Year of Cool Comics - Day 64

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 [...]

Brian Wood "DV8s" From the Norm

CBR News gets the lowdown on Brian Wood's WildStorm debut as the writer readies for the relaunch of "DV8" in the form of an 8-issue story designed to reintroduce the team to both new readers and longtime fans.

1st Look: All BATMAN: RETURN OF BRUCE WAYNE Covers in Color

Check out the Batman: Return of Bruce Wayne colored versions of the colors, interconnected with the bat-background

Neil Gaiman To Give Chicago A Good Talking To

I’m not sure if Kevin Smith will be going.
But at C2E2 (Chicago Comic and Enterteinment Expo), the new Chicago-based comic convention organised by Rees Exhibitions, Neil Gaiman will be reading from his work to an ...

Top Shelf Announces Several New Projects!

<p>It’s always exciting when we discover new talent, or get a brilliant new proposal from one of our established masters. At the moment we can announce several of BOTH! The upcoming graphic novels we’ve recently signed include five new <strong>kid-friendly</strong> series, five new graphic novels by wonderful <strong>female</strong> creators, a massive award-winner from <strong>France</strong>, a full-length graphic novel from mini-comics master <strong>Will Dinski</strong>, the writing debut of <strong>Eric Skillman</strong> (designer of the beautiful ALEC omnibus, as well as the upcoming PLAYWRIGHT and AX anthology), and ten (!) incredible new graphic novels from <strong>our all-time greats</strong>. We’ll have more details on each book as they get closer to publication, but for now we’ll direct you here to check out the details we have available: <em><a href=" Releases</strong></a></em> &#038; <em><a href=" Releases</strong></a></em> (as some will be published this year). And you can also see a list of titles by <a href=" the rest of this post</a>.</p>

Top Shelf featured in three panels at next month's MoCCA Fest!

<p>Hey fans, as if our awesome <a href=" Invasion party and book launches</a> weren't enough reason to make this year's MoCCA Festival a must, the festival has now <a href=" rel="external" target="_blank">announced panel programming</a> for the show -- and Top Shelf is featured on both Saturday and Sunday!</p>
<p>Saturday (April 10) will see <strong>Alex Robinson</strong> and <strong>James Kochalka</strong> included in an all-star panel of artists discussing their favorite comics of the decade. Then on Sunday (April 11), <a href=" Shelf 2.0</a> editor <strong>Leigh Walton</strong> will join a host of folks talking about comics and new technology, and later a Scandinavian Comics panel will feature both <strong>Johannes Klenell</strong> and <strong>Mats Jonsson</strong> (<em>Hey Princess</em>), our friends from Swedish publisher Galago and key figures in the <a href=" Shelf Swedish Invasion</a>!</p>
<p>Full details on the three panels are <a href=" the jump</a>, or <a href=">click here</a> to see all the great programming lined up for the show.

Pre-order now: Moving Pictures, Undeleted Scenes, BB Wolf, and more!

<p>The March 2010 issue of Diamond <em>Previews</em> just landed, and it's got a ton of great new Top Shelf books ready to be pre-ordered, in advance of their May arrival. First, <strong>Rich Koslowski</strong> (creator of the beloved graphic novels <em>Three Fingers</em> and <em>The King</em>) teams with talented writer <strong>J.D. Arnold</strong> for a thrilling, emotional tale of racism, murder, revenge, and music, in <em><a href=" Wolf and the 3 LPs</strong></a></em>. Then, the phenomenal team of <strong>Kathryn and Stuart Immonen</strong> make their Top Shelf debut with <em><a href=" Pictures</strong></a></em>, a tense portrait of a complex relationship and the fate of art during the Nazi occupation. Then, <strong>Jeffrey Brown</strong> presents a massive, long-awaited collection of his shorter works, <em><a href=" Scenes</strong></a></em>! And finally, the international gang at <strong>Stripburger</strong> have a beautiful new collection, <em><a href=" from Cartoonia</strong></a></em>, based on the idea of borrowing each others' national culture.</p>
<p>For details and previews of each book, <a href=" below</a>!

The Swedish Invasion hits YouTube!

<p>Holy lingonberries! The crazy geniuses over in Sweden are so excited about <a href=" rel="external" target="_blank">their books coming out in English from Top Shelf</a> that they put together <a href=" rel="external" target="_blank">this awesome video</a> to introduce themselves!
What can we say, except that this demonstrates perfectly the amazing charm, creativity and offbeat sense of humor that make their books so great. Check out the video <a href=" pre-order their books <strong>now</strong> at your local shop, those of you in the Chicago and New York areas should make plans to <a href=" with the Swedes</a> in April!</p>
<p><em><strong>Leve den svenska invasionen!</strong></em>

BATMAN: RETURN OF BRUCE WAYNE #1-6, colored and connected

We had a great time showcasing Andy Kubert’s amazing pencils to the six BATMAN: RETURN OF BRUCE WAYNE covers. And some of you figured out that when put together, the covers form one over-arching image. So, it’s a no-brainer to want to showcase the covers together in all their glory. And because it’s Friday, we’re [...]

REVIEW: "Underground" #5

Doug Zawisza looked at the final issue of Jeff Parker and Steve Leiber's "Underground," giving the finale 4.5 stars saying, "This issue, like the four before it, is a thing of beauty...this is how a comic should look."

Kirkman on the Past and Future of "Haunt"

We spoke with "Haunt" writer Robert Kirkman about the series' recently wrapped first arc, Daniel and Kurt Kilgore's future adventures and the simultaneous release of the title's first collection and sixth issue.

Exclusive Extended 1st Look: THE GREEN HORNET STRIKES #1

Take a look at "Ultimate" Green Hornet, as a new GH is brought into today's world by Brett Matthews

Before the Beta Begins, See BLUR in Action!

The Blur Beta begins next week
and here you can see footage from the fast-paced multiplayer action! Beta is on Xbox 360, the game will come to X360, PS3, & PC Spring 2010.

Green Lantern, Captain America, Scott Pilgrim: March 5th Comic Reel

"Green Lantern" joins the 3D Corps! One actor is NOT "Captain America." Kevin Smith praises "Scott Pilgrim." Also, "Smallville" renewed, a "Kick-Ass" featurette, and more.

Short ?n Curlies 32 by Si Spurrier

Quezon City: most populous berg in the Already-Pretty-Fucking-Teeming Philippines, where overworked and creatively-stunted businessmen have taken the ancient martial art of Karaoke to a whole new level of rabid frothing seriousness.
(An Aside:
Personally, I’ve ...

Your annual Beat Guide To Winning the Oscar Pool

As we remind you every year, the key to winning the Oscar® pool is correctly selecting the winners in the Best Animated Short, Best Live Action Short and Best Short Documentary categories. Usually a careful examination of which of them deals with any of the following will yield the winners: AIDS, the Holocaust (also [...]

Geoff Johns to ride the lightning with Flash: Secret Origin (Blog@Newsarama)

Barry Allen has had his Rebirth — and now, the Secret Origin of the Fastest Man Alive will be revealed! Comic-Con Magazine has an in-depth interview with Geoff Johns for the trajectory of his career, and when asked about a Flash: Secret Origin book, Johns seemed only too happy to answer in the affirmative: I will be [...]

BLOG@ Going Off-Air for Maintenance (Blog@Newsarama)

Hey folks, your friendly neighborhood Editor here. You may have noticed, things are going much faster around here. We’re on some brand-new shiny servers, and we have a host of improvements on the way. One of those improvements is in the Blog. We’re upgrading wordpress, getting in some new extensions, and generally doing a lot of maintenance [...]

The Cut - 3/05/10

Art by Tony Harris

Power Out UPDATE 03/5/2010

Nathan Schreiber updated Power Out.

Barney Banks: Extra Life! UPDATE 03/5/2010

Tom Hart updated Barney Banks: Extra Life!.

BEHIND BUFFY SEASON 8: Meltzer Talks "Twilight"

Brad Meltzer gives a behind the scenes look at how he built the various elements of "Buffy Season 8's" penultimate arc, from the real story behind Twilight to the hidden miseries awaiting Buffy and Giles.

Indie Month-to-Month Sales: January 2010

By Matthew Murray
Buffy is, again, the top selling indie book this month. Marvel and DC appear to have had quite a small month, as a total of thirty books (21 of them “indie”) made the chart this month with sales that would have seen them below 300 last month.
As with last month, I’ve listed every [...]

Artist Becky Cloonan talks DEMO Volume 2

DEMO Volume 2 issue #2 “Pangs”went on sale this past Wednesday. Wow, what a wonderfully creepy story! It definitely makes me curious about who I encounter here in NYC on a daily basis….you just never know.

Well, included with all the cool extras in issue #2 is a preview of issue #3. “Volume One Love Story” [...]


Yesterday, we talked to THE FLASH writer Geoff Johns about Barry Allen, his Rogues and what it means to be a hero. But there’s more to cover, folks, so why stop there?
We’re happy to present the conclusion of our two-part chat with Geoff, where we talk about his amazing artistic collaborator Francis Manapul, what’s [...]

Mark Millar Announces New Spider-Man Project, Talks About His New Movie And Reads The Daily Mail

Mark Millar has been talking to STV, the commercial independent Scottish TV station about the independent Scottish movie that he’s planning to direct this summer.
The plan with the Scottish movie was that I realised that ...

Friday Runaround ? Cry Of O

ReviewWatch: Everyone loves a classic ripping-review. The ones that go to town to explain just how bad a comic is. I will remember Paul O’Brien’s slating of a Chuck Austen X-Men issue in iambic pentameter ...

Festival Imag� to spotlight French/US comics and animation

From April 16-24 the Alliance Francaise de Washington and the Maryland Institutde College of Arts are partnering on Festival Imagé, a series of workshops, screenings and conferences exploring the relationship of bande desinée and animation. Jose Villarubia, Cyril Pedrosa, Domitille Collardey and Antoine Dodé are among those participating in the presentations — full details and [...]

Betsy Gomez joins Image

Image has hired Betsy Gomez as their new PR and Marketing Coordinator . Previous marketing coordinator Joe Keatinge will be staying on as Sales and Licensing Coordinator with increased duties in those areas, while Gomez, a long time volunteer for the CBLDF, will concentrate on publicity duties.
PR in the jump.

Image Comics announces the expansion [...]

Comic Book Legends Revealed #250

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