Welcome to another week of Lying In The Gutters. Let’s kick off, shall we? Top Ten Posts Of The Week There was one big story this week. The same one that started last week. It dominated Bleeding ... http://tinyurl.com/ybwp293
The sequel to TRANSFORMERS: REVENGE OF THE FALLEN starts here!
What is The Initiative? More to the point, why doesn’t the all-seeing SOUNDWAVE know anything about it? How did they come to reanimate/control RAVAGE? SOUNDWAVE must find the answers, and he’ll destroy anything in his path to get them! http://tinyurl.com/ylxklxk
IDW has provided CBR with an EXCLUSIVE first look at Simon Furman and Carlos Magno's comics sequel to "Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen" featuring Soundwave and Ravage tied up in a Transformer mystery. http://tinyurl.com/yhomkfg
In a discussion with BOOM! Studios' Ross Richie and Mark Waid, the Man Who Made Marvel gave con-goers quips, comebacks, and some tidbits of good advice on how to succeed in comics while really, really trying. http://tinyurl.com/ybswcvx
The Steve Bissette piece earlier brought it all back. The fight to get mature readers content into comic books and onto shelves. And no more was that fight fought than over Black Kiss #1. A ... http://tinyurl.com/ykj4x43
“TWO MUTANTS AND A BABY” DOUBLE-SIZED FINAL ISSUE CO-STARRING DEADPOOL! You know, before that red-headed would-be messiah/destroyer of the world showed up, Cable had another partner. That’s right: Wade Wilson -- a.k.a. Deadpool! And while everybody’s excited about Cable bringing Hope back to the present to rejoin the X-Men, they’re forgetting the most important part of the story: The beginning, back when Cable first lifted the helpless baby out of her incubator up in Alaska. Wait -- You don’t think Cable did that alone, did you? You don’t think he managed to make his way across hundreds of miles, avoiding Predator X and Purifiers without a little assist, do you? Hell no. Cable asked for help from his favorite Merc with a Mouth and now, finally, this action-packed, oversized story can be told. Before there can be an end, there must be a beginning. http://tinyurl.com/yc77aug
Marvel Comics has provided CBR with an EXCLUSIVE first look at Paco Medina's interior art for the final issue of Cable's monthly series by Duane Swierczynski, co-starring...could that be BABY Deadpool?!? http://tinyurl.com/ye2lpxk
CBR's Timothy Callahan awards Sterling Gates and James Robinson's kick-start to the Man of Steel's mini event four stars, calling the special "a refreshing change of pace for the Superman universe" while declaring "Superman's back." http://tinyurl.com/yh9p4j8
The publisher best known for its "Grimm Fairy Tales" series has inked a deal to bring the long-running WB TV series to comics with a June-debuting series by "Charmed" novelist Paul Ruditis and Raven Gregory. http://tinyurl.com/yf8zjnv
Adi Tantimedh is a writer and reader. I’m not sure in which order. I’ve been thinking about tourism in video games lately. I have a mild fascination with games that try to replicate actual cities ... http://tinyurl.com/yl6rgcw
After an intensive investigation, The Beat has been able to obtain this exclusive photo of the Male Slave Leia who entranced the comics blogosphere over the weekend. As you can see, while not dressed as Slave Leia, the subject enjoys sunsets, long walks on the beach, and collecting comic books.
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 [...] http://tinyurl.com/ydo5xfp
Apparently March is a month in which Gabrielle Bell bewitches the minds of writers, as my post today, a spotlight on Gabrielle Bell, is following up Brian's "A Year Of Cool Comics - Day 73" post of just yesterday. I considered pulling my post (and asked Brian if he'd prefer it) but he said I [...] http://tinyurl.com/ydutgec
“Know also, O prince, that in the selfsame days that the Cimmerian did stalk the Hyborian Kingdoms, one of the few swords worthy to cross with his was that of Red Sonja, warrior-woman out of majestic Hyrkania. Forced to flee her homeland because she spurned the advances of a king and slew him instead, she rode west across the Turanian steppes and into the shadowed mists of legendry.
Know this, reader of these texts – Red Sonja has perished! Fallen in battle with the vile sorcerer Kulan Gath, Sonja gave her life to save all of Hyboria.
For a time, the red-maned warrior did journey through Hades at the side of the boatsman Charon. Here, she did learn the truth of her own creation at the hands of the false Goddess Scathach.
Twenty winters have passed since last Sonja walked the land. However, now that she has returned, her new incarnation has yet to learn the truth of her existence, or the reason for her miraculous rebirth.” -- The Nemedian Chronicles
Everything you knew about Red Sonja and her world was forever changed when the She-Devil battled Kulan Gath to the death! Now, following her trip to Hades, the spirit of the She-Devil is reborn, though the world around her has forever changed! A perfect jumping on point for new readers, as well as an incredible continuation to the readers that have been there since issue #0! Written by Brian (Ms. Marvel) Reed with art by Walter (SAVAGE TALES) Geovani and reprinting issues 35-40 for the very first time. Also includes a complete cover gallery.
"Green Lantern" Abin Sur cast in the form of Temuera Morrison! Early "Kick-Ass" opinions from SXSW. A "G.I. Joe" allies with "Conan." Also, Edward Norton on "Hulk" appearance and more. http://tinyurl.com/ycooyot
Brazilian national newspaper cartoonist, Glauco Villas Boas (54), and his son (25) Raoni Boas were murdered last week. Initially thought to be a robbery-gone-wrong, it turning into an even more unsettling case on investigation. Glauco was ... http://tinyurl.com/yeg6kus
[Editor’s Note: Artist Tim Seeley shares his approach to drawing WSU characters for his current run on WildCATS.] I barely changed Roxy’s look from the one Mike Huddleston had designed for her, except that I kinda “sexied” it up, giving her high boots and more of a skirt. I really like the “Legion of Superheroes” kind [...] http://tinyurl.com/yj8qsp8
This past Saturday, the Gay and Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation took a moment to honor writer Greg Rucka and artist J.H. Williams III’s work on DETECTIVE COMICS’ Batwoman by naming the book the year’s “Outstanding Comic Book” at their 21st Media Awards, held in New York City. A description of the awards, from the GLAAD site: [...] http://tinyurl.com/ygncbos
In a preview of CBR's Emerald City photo parade, ROBOT 6 takes a closer look at the mysterious Marvel-branded "O.M.I.T." guitar picks handed out Sunday at the Kirby Krackle-Joe Quesada concert. http://tinyurl.com/y9tyqqn
eBayWatch: The 1940’s Superman ring hist $12,000 with 9 hours to go… BendisWatch: Brian Bendis elaborates on the cancellation of Spider-Woman on #7 – it wasn’t poor sales, but that artist Alex Maleev has just drawn ... http://tinyurl.com/yz45dy9
This morning THE DAILY BEAST revealed a 3 page preview from AMERICAN VAMPIRE #1 and an interview with the master of horror: AMERICAN VAMPIRE co-writer Stephen King. And StephenKing.com will be posting an awesome trailer later today. Salvating yet? Don’t walk. Run to pick it up this Wednesday.
Paul Dini spoke with CBR on what took so long for Zatanna's first ongoing series to come to fruition, what rules of magic he'll be implementing and how his real-life wife is an inspiration for the Mistress of Magic. http://tinyurl.com/yhp6w7r
Last week, you got a first look at Rags Morales’ interpretation of “The Bat-Man” in the pages of FIRST WAVE. Today, we’ve got a first look at superstar artist John Cassaday’s cover to DOC SAVAGE #1, written by Paul Malmont with interiors by Howard Porter, hitting 4/14.
Steve Bissette has gathered a wonderful folder of posts looking at one of the great-but-in-danger-of-being-forgotten battle of the comics industry. Ratings. In the late eighties, the comic book industry, and specifically DC Comics was moving towards ... http://tinyurl.com/yhq8t3v
We are on the road YET AGAIN, so please bear with us. Just a few quick notes, while we cue the montage: • The Emerald City ComiCon was awesome, with a capital AWE. Attendance was up 40% from last year, and everyone was having a good time and selling comics. We’ll have a few report later [...] http://tinyurl.com/y98nu57
At this weekend’s Image Comics panel, Tim Seeley announced that hispopular Hack/Slash comic is moving from Devil’s Due to Image:
Tim Seeley: Well, at a certain point, it became pretty clear that the pretty well [publicized] financial problems DDP was having weren’t going to help me get my book out every month or help [...] http://tinyurl.com/yhum76x
§ Detective Comics by Greg Rucka and J.H. Williams III has won the GLAAD Media Award in the comics category. The awards celebrate strong portrayel’s of LGBT characters in the media, and Detective features the gay Batwoman. Congrats.
The concept is this - I tell you things that I'd have done in certain comics!! But don't worry, I'm not talking about simple 20/20 hindsight things like pick a famous bad storyline and just say, "I wouldn't have done that." No, I mean more like tweaks and nudges, stuff like that. You can check out past years' [...] http://tinyurl.com/yfrmql3