martedì 9 marzo 2010

From 'Avatar' Heavy to 'Conan' Villain

Stephen Lang, who played Colonel Miles Quaritch in Avatar, will portray Khalar Singh in Conan.

'USA Today' Profiles 'Rotten'

The genre-bending western zombie comic book Rotten received a lengthy profile in USA Today.

'Neko Ramen' Manga in June

In June Tokyopop is publishing the first volume of Kenji Sonishi’s Neko Ramen manga.

Cap Actor Will Get 9-Picture Deal

The question of who will wield the shield is one of the most intriguing casting mysteries in Hollywood.

CBR Review: Lockjaw and the Pet Avengers Unleashed , issue 1

This comic has everything in it that you didn't know you were missing in comics – hippos, alligators, saber-toothed tigers, and Frog Thor! That's right, the Pet Avengers are back!

Marvel Reading Circle: ASM #620

In the Marvel Reading Circle, Marvel Comics editors gather to read and discuss recent comics--dissecting, analyzing and pontificating on what they liked about the issue. These sessions, led by Executive Editor/Vice President Tom Brevoort, happen every week and we're now taking you behind the scenes for a rare peek inside the House of Ideas. In the inaugural episode of our new video series where Marvel Comics editors gather to read and discuss comics, they tackle AMAZING SPIDER-MAN 620.


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Preview: Modern Warfare 2: Ghost

Now that Ghost is back in the real world, he's finding it hard to tell what's real anymore...until a face from his botched mission in Mexico appears. It's someone he thought long dead. Could this be another hallucination – or something far more sinister? The brutal action continues!

CBR Review: Wolverine Mr. X , issue 1

Mr. X vs. Wolverine -- a whole lot of Wolverines -- and a strange twist near the end.

Preview: Secret Six

Catman's past crawls back to haunt him as Cheshire returns! Could the secret she's carrying spell the end of the Secret Six?

CBR Review: Web of Spider-Man , issue 6

"Web of Spider-Man" has been set up as an appetizer to the goings-on in "Amazing Spider-Man" with a side of "Spider-Girl" to cleanse the palette.

Choker #1 sells out, second printing to follow

Cartoon Art Museum Curator says "Holy Haircut, Batman!"

The Original Johnson Vol. 2 Coming in May

Hero Initiative Announces Plans for Mega Con

Is John Krasinski Captain America?

UPDATED: Conflicting reports are hitting over who will land the role of Steve Rogers in the upcoming "The First Avenger: Captain America" with one side claiming the part all but belongs to the star of NBC's "The Office."

Tieri Talks ?Wolverine: Mr. X

The telepathic serial killer Mr. X is out for revenge on the first person to ever defeat him in the one-shot “Wolverine: Mr. X”, which is in stores this week. We spoke with writer Frank Tieri about the project.

Chimpanzee Complex, The 2: The Sons of Ares

The mystery deepens in this second of three Chimpanzee Complex books, written by Marazano and beautifully illustrated by Ponzo. Having been tricked into a mission to Mars, Helen Freeman finally completes the first half of her journey and finds more mysterious space heroes from the past – this time Russian Cosmonauts – still alive and [...]



DC Preview Pair: BATGIRL #8, SECRET SIX #19

Looks at two DC titles on sale this week - BATGIRL #8 (part 1 of the Red Robin crossover) and Gail Simone's SECRET SIX 19

Fantagraphics Announces Manga Imprint

Fantagraphics has officially announced the launch of a new line of manga graphic novels set to debut in September with a collection of short stories by Moto Hagio, considered the mother of modern shojo. ROBOT 6 has details.

Clarke Suits Up for "Batman & Robin"

Andy Clarke spoke with CBR about his run on "Batman and Robin" that starts this week, spilling what he loves about the Batsuit, what makes Batman so cool and why Damian Wayne is someone he wouldn't mess with.

We Broke Amazon, Everybody

Oh dear.
Right now, it seems as if Amazon isn’t taking any direct orders for large amounts of graphic novels distributed by Diamond Book Distributors. You can still buy copies of those books sold by people ...

Amazon/Omnibus-dome: the letter that broke thousands of hearts

Like the rest of you, I have now received my cancellation letter from Amazon, revealing that the entire Omnibus Gold Rush was just a big computer mistake:
Unfortunately, due to a pricing error, we sold many more than expected. In fact, we completely sold out — we don't have any in stock right now, and we're [...]

The BATGIRL/RED ROBIN crossover kicks off

Writer Bryan Q. Miller and artist Talent Caldwell kick off a crossover with RED ROBIN, as Tim Drake returns to Gotham Cit. But who does he find in the Batcave? None other than Stephanie Brown, the new Batgirl. And when Ra’s al Ghul attacks one of Batman’s closest allies, Red Robin and Batgirl will have [...]

Cheshire returns, and that’s a bad sign for the SECRET SIX

Catman’s past crawls back to haunt him as Cheshire returns — could the secret she’s carrying spell trouble for the Secret Six? More than likely, folks. From the team of writer Gail Simone and artist Jim Calafiore.
SECRET SIX 19 hits 3/10.

Exclusive Dynamite Preview: COMPLETE ALICE, Plus Others

Take a look at exclusive extra pages of Complete Alice in Wonderland, & previews of Dynamite's other Mar 10 books

Kick Ass Billboards, Posters, In-Cinema Standees ? And New Look Millarworld

A quick close up courtesy of the Kick Ass Facebook page…
Okay, that’s nice. The standard posters appeared on SuperHeroHype

I do like the use of paint, both as a super-blood substitute and a comic book colour ...

News roundup: JMS, AVENGERS ACADEMY, Liefeld

• J. Michael Straczynski, whose stint at DC had been awfully low-key until now, busted out yesterday with the news that he’ll be writing 2/3rds of the DCU’s Holy Trinity. Starting in July, he’ll write both Superman and Wonder Woman. JMS introduced his thoughts on both characters in the above-linked essay. For Superman, it’s pretty [...]

Check out: Asaf Hanuka’s THE REALIST

As we all know, moving is life’s most stressful experience (behind death and divorce) and Israeli cartoonist Asaf Hanuka explores apartment hunting for a young couple in Tel Aviv with the webcomic the realist.
BONUS: check out the portfolio of Hanuka’s wife (and co-lead character) Hilit Shefer.


Preview: Red Robin

The Red Robin/Batgirl crossover continues as Ra's al Ghul targets everyone in Bruce Wayne's "family" for death – and only Red Robin and Batgirl can stop it. Except Batgirl's not so sure about Tim these days...especially once he starts working with one of Ra's' own assassins. Plus, Ra's al Ghul vs. Hush! Vicki Vale vs. Alfred! And Tam Fox continues her search only to run into even more trouble. Continued from this month's Batgirl #8!


Courtesy of DC Comics, CBR presents an exclusive preview of "Red Robin" 10 by Christopher Yost, Marcus To and Ray McCarthy. The issue, picking up where last week's "Batgirl" #8 left off, is in stores March 10.

"Avengers Academy" Adds A New Student

Marvel comics has unveiled the second student to enroll in Christos Gage and Mike McKone's "Avengers Academy," with a McKone illustrated teaser featuring another new character, Striker. School is in session in June.

The Mass Amazon Cancellation Rending Of Garments And Putting On Of Sackcloth

The internet is in mourning. People who had already received notices saying that their multiple orders of Omnibuses from Amazon had been reduced to one copy, and had shrugged it off, pleased at least that ...

The TRON LEGACY trailer

Okay it’s not comics, but it’s TRON.

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Allie and Samnee on "Serenity: The Shepherd's Tale"

Dark Horse editor Scott Allie and artist Chris Samnee discuss "Serenity: The Shepherd's Tale," an original graphic novel revealing the origins of "Firefly's" mysterious preacher as co-written by Joss and Zack Whedon.

Exclusive Aspen Preview: DELLEC #3

Courtesy of Aspen, here's an advance look at Dellec #3, as the story continues to take Aspen down an all-new path

GOON's Eric Powell Bites Into Self-Published CHIMICHANGA

The writer-artist of GOON has a recent self-published story that tells the tale of a little bearded girl & her pet monster

A Year of Cool Comics - Day 68

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 [...]

The Losers, Kick-Ass, Iron Man 2: March 9th Comic Reel

Advertising Tuesday featuring new posters for "The Losers", "Kick-Ass", and "Iron Man 2!" Robert Downey Jr. visits with Jimmy Kimmel. Also, "Tron Legacy" trailer and more.

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

Layoffs at Borders Group and Media Blasters! Thursday passes for Comic-Con nearing sellout! Comedian Patton Oswalt to write "Serenity" one-shot! Why are superheroes drawn to New York City? Plus more!


Take a look at the changing life of Green Arrow in Rise and Fall, shipping tomorrow Mar 10, 2010

Exclusive DC Preview: MAGOG #7 [Guest-Starring Zatanna]

ZATANNA tops by the pages of MAGOG #7 next week and we have a Newsarama exclusive preview

Comics You Should Own - The Killer

Here's a recent (well, in English) entry, one that just finished last year. It took a long time to come out, but once you read it all at once, it really works well. Let's delve right in!

The Killer by Matz (writer; translator, issues #4-10), Luc Jacamon (artist; translator, issues #1-3), [...]

Tim Seeley?s WildCats character designs: Cybernary

[Editor’s Note: Artist Tim Seeley shares his approach to drawing WSU characters for his current run on WildCATS.]
Oh how I love this character. With her I basically just borrowed elements from her most recent costume, the original look Nick Manabat designed, and a few touches from the Cybernary 2.0 style. I figured a former sex-android [...]

Exclusive cover reveal of THE UNWRITTEN #14

Yuko Shimizu, THE UNWRITTEN cover artist, has outdone herself again. Check out this amazing cover for issue 14.
Recognize these characters? Can you pick everyone out of the image?


The aftershocks of Green Arrow’s actions at the end of JUSTICE LEAGUE: CRY FOR JUSTICE are only beginning to be felt, as the heroic community that includes Ollie’s teammates begin to discover just how far the Emerald Archer went. How can Green Arrow face his friends after taking justice into his own hands? Find out [...]

CBR Reviews Last Week's New Comics

Last week, CBR's review staff looked at over two dozen newly released comics, and handed out four star reviews for "True Story, Swear to God" 12, "Jonah Hex" 53, "Invincible Iron Man" 24 and the debut issue of "Sparta: USA."

Fantagraphics to publish manga

Fantagraphics is joining the gekiga (art manga) movement with a new line of manga edited by Matt Thorn and licensed from Shogakukan (A co-parent company of Viz) . The first two books are by much admired manga-ka Moto Hagio and Shimura Takako. Hagio, a member of the 49ers, is one of the most influential manga-ka [...]

C2E2 extends Pro registration

We’ve received word that the upcoming C2E2 show in Chicago is extending their deadline for pro registration until March 19th. Free passes for all professionals are available for 10 AM to 1 PM on Friday =– this part of this show is open only to creators, artists, librarians, educators, and other industry members. A [...]

Inside Omnibus Dome

So as you may have heard, on Sunday (or possibly Saturday, as this tweet from Mark Waid seems to indicate) a bunch of large comics collected editions that normally cost between $50-125 were suddenly offered on Amazon for $8.24-$14.99. Rich Johnston and Bully seemed to get the ball rolling, and Twitter and excitement did [...]

Tuesday Runaround ? From Amazon To Alpha Flight #106?

AmazonWatch: Journal Star and the Seattle Blog report on the Amazon Glitch (and the commentators make the blog give credit for its visual – cheers guys!)
Imagine for a moment what chaos might be wrought if ...

Philippines Graphic Fiction Awards ? The Nominees

Okay, Oscar fever has gone, what new glitzy glamourous srtistic popularity contest can you obsess over now? Well, The Philippines Graphic Fiction Awards announce their People’s Choice Comics nominations. Read the comics – then go ...