martedì 6 aprile 2010

Pipeline - Tuesday, Apr 6th

What is the role of the iPad in comics today? Replacement? Outreach? Fad? Should comics change to fit the format? Also: Humanoids returns this spring with "Bouncer," so Augie looks back at the first two volumes.

Trailer: A Nightmare on Elm Street

Freddy Krueger returns in "A Nightmare on Elm Street," a contemporary re-imagining of the horror classic.

Random Thoughts! (April 6, 2010)

Random Thought! A combination of the holiday weekend and illness may make for a shorter than usual column. Sorry. It's random thoughts time! Get excited!
Link Thought! Wrestling Fact or Fiction (someone dropped out, so I filled in!). Wrestling 4Rs including my write-up of Impact (no one trashed me in the comments!). High Road/Low Road on [...]

WC10: The "Kick-Ass" Panel

The cast and crew of "Kick-Ass" took to the stage at WonderCon, along with co-creator John Romita Jr., to discuss the movie, the character of Hit-Girl, Red Mist's car, the possibility of a sequel and more.

Exclusive Marvel 1st Look: DEADPOOL #22 - Deadpool Vs. Thor?

Take a sneak peak at art from this month's issue of Deadpool, featuring a throwdown w/ the God of Thunder?

?Walking Dead? Has Rick (Blog@Newsarama)

AOL Television’s Inside TV has it: AMC’s “The Walking Dead” has found its Rick Grimes. He’ll be played by British actor Andrew Lincoln, best known here as Mark in “Love Actually”. “Dead” creator and writer Robert Kirkman said: “Andrew Lincoln, wow — what an amazing find this guy is,” declared Kirkman in a press statement. “Writing [...]

?Walking Dead? has found its lead (Blog@Newsarama)

Ladies and gentlemen…zombies….meet your Rick Grimes. Thrfeed announced it will be Andrew Lincoln (Love, Actually), who will don the badge of the Atlanta cop who faces a zombie apocalypse and leads a group of survivors in their fight against the undead. Comic series creator Robert Kirtkman showered Lincoln with praise on his performance: “Writing Rick Grimes month after [...]

CBR Review: Marvel Zombies 5 , issue 1

Can they keep the over-ripe Marvel Zombies franchise fresh? Yes, they can.

Steve Bryant needs your help!

Steve Bryant, creator of Athena Voltaire, a fun, pulpy comic set in the 1930s, has been trying to work on the latest chapter for a few years. With that in mind, he has set up a web site where you can donate money to allow him to work on the book exclusively until it's [...]

WORLD OF HURT ? ?The Thrill-Seekers? ? Episode 37 (Blog@Newsarama)

WORLD OF HURT – The Thrill-Seekers – Episode 37 – “You Are My Number One Guy” I was so much happier with the pencil version than I was with the final inks. It was during this time that I significantly changed my working method from what I was doing when I first started the strip. Originally, [...]

So Super Duper! Page 116! Big Troubs! (Blog@Newsarama)

If you like what you’ve read so far (c’mon, how can you not') totally check out more super cute comics!

WC10: Slave Labor Graphics

Publisher Dan Vado talked about upcoming comic book projects at Slave Labor Graphics, discussed Diamond Comics and comics distribution and touched on SLG's Free Comic Book Day plans during his WonderCon panel.

Best Shots Advance Review: S.H.I.E.L.D. 1, LUKE CAGE 1, More

The Best Shots team has looks at the first issues of SHIELD & LUKE CAGE, plus more advance reviews

THE CLONE WARS - Young Boba Fett Signs-On to Kill Jedi

Dark, stylish and slick trailer for the frightening second season finale of STAR WARS - THE CLONE WARS.

Archie Comics will be at the Kids Comic Con April 10th!

Archie Comics will be at the Kids Comic Con April 10th. The Archie BoothStop by the Archie Comics booth and meet Jamal Peppers (penciller),Tito Pena (colorist), Ellen Leonforte, Paul Kamniski, Joe Morciglio, Suzannah Rowntree, Nina Kester,  Paul Castiglia, and...

AMC Casts Rick Grimes In "Walking Dead"

UK star Andrew Lincoln earns the right to fight "The Walking Dead" as AMC and director Frank Darabont have cast the "Love Actually" actor to take on the role of Rick Grimes in the adaptation of Robert Kirkman's zombie epic.

PREVIEW: "Batman and Robin" #11

DC Comics has released a 5-page preview of Grant Morrison and Andy Clarke's "Batman and Robin" 11, which hits stores this Wednesday, April 7, and features covers by both Clarke and Frank Quitely.

DC Preview: JSA ALL-STARS #5

It's the Injustice Society versus the JSA ALL-STARS with Stargirl in the spotlight. Check out this preview

Gareb Shamus To Expand Wizard World Up To 25 Shows In 2011

As Bruckenheimer visited WonderCon, Gareb Shamus set out his stall for Wizard World Anaheim. And dropped a very interesting statistic.
Shamus told the LA Times,
“We want to create an atmosphere that’s different than San Diego, one ...

Preview: Batman and Robin

"Batman vs. Robin" part 2 of 3! The Dynamic Duo fight it out in the ultimate duel to the finish. Meanwhile, Robin's mother, Talia al Ghul, sends an old adversary of Dick Grayson's to complete the job that her son may not be able to stomach!

ComicStore Digital Comics Platform Launches on iPad

Vampire Chronicler Anne Rice is Bluewater's Next Female Force

Stumptown Comics Fest Welcomes Paul Pope


Writer Matthew Sturges and artist Freddie Williams II present a tale of the Injustice Society, as the villains find the All-Stars new headquarters. But Cyclone, of all people, has found a way to turn their own allies against them. Meanwhile, Stargirl shares a moment with a teammate — which might not be the wisest decision.
JSA [...]

WC10: Human Target

The Executive Producer of FOX's "Human Target," the hit action series based on the DC Comics character, treated WonderCon attendees to a screening of the season finale and a Q&A with the show's cast.

Does Anyone Care Who Dies In Green Hornet #3?

Seriously, help me out here folks. I’m British. I have no cultural ties to this character. And in the third issue of Kevin Smith’s Green Hornet from Dynamic Forces, they’re killing off one of the ...

Which of these X-Men will die? Place your bets! (Blog@Newsarama)

As you may have seen over on the Mothership, Marvel Comics has issued a teaser for X-Force 26, in which they promise “to save the world, one of these X-Men shall die.” Curious as to who it might be? So are we! We’ll give some speculation and clues as to who we think might bite [...]

RIP: Henry Scarpelli

Longtime Archie artist Henry Scarpelli has died, according to an announcement sent out by Archie Comics:

It is with deep regret and sorrow that Archie Comics acknowledges the loss of longtime artist, Henry Scarpelli, of Grasmere, Staten Island who passed away on Sunday, April 4 after a long illness. He was 79.
“Henry was an invaluable part [...]

Bleed-exclusive preview of The Authority #21

Marc Bernardin, Adam Freeman and Al Barrionuevo’s Authority arc hits its finale this week. They packed an impressive amount of story into a four-issue arc, and Barrionuevo illustrated it with finesse. Check out a preview of the arc’s climactic issue below.
About The Authority 21: Concern grows over the young boy known as River and the [...]

Seth Kuhsner's Culture Pop Coming 4/12 - by Dean Haspiel 04/6/2010

Dean Haspiel added a blog post titled "Seth Kuhsner's Culture Pop Coming 4/12".

Kibbles ‘n’ Bits – Travel edition

§ As controversial as he may be in these parts, Marc-Oliver Frisch is also dedicated to comics; here’s an interview with Robert Kirkman, whose Walking Dead Frisch is the German Language translator for.

I have a rule on killing characters… I do it without thinking. I kind of like that… it seems more real to me. [...]

An X-Man Dies In "X-Force" #26

Marvel has released a "Second Coming" teaser image promoting "X-Force" 26 featuring the ghostly images of a number of X-Men characters along with the declaration that "To save the world, one of these X-Men will die."

IDW Welcomes Schreck to Jurassic Park

This June, IDW unleashes "Jurassic Park: Redemption," a five-issue story arc, written by Bob Schreck. CBR News spoke with the award-winning editor about his first comic book writing assignment.

Indie Cartoonist Takes on SUPERHEROES With SLG's SHADOWEYES

Indie cartoonist Ross Campbell is taking up the capes and the cowl in his first superhero work, which he describes as his most personal story to date.

Marvel Teaser: One of These X-MEN Will DIE

Marvel is back with one of its one-line teasers for post-Second Coming. They're promising a death, and narrowing down the candidates


LONGTIME ARCHIE COMICS ARTIST HENRY SCARPELLI DIES AT 79   It is with deep regret and sorrow that Archie Comics acknowledges the loss of longtime artist, Henry Scarpelli, of Grasmere, Staten Island who passed away on Sunday, April 4 after...

Runaways, Cowboys & Aliens, Too Cool To Be Forgotten: April 6th Comic Reel

"Runaways" find a director? Harrison Ford joining "Cowboys & Aliens?" David Wain to helm "Too Cool to Be Forgotten?" Also, "Buck Rogers," a "Batman 3" rumor and more.

Star Wars to get animated Sith-com? er, sitcom (Blog@Newsarama)

Get it? “Sith-com”? Ah, you’re hopeless. Move over, Weird Al, you’re making some room in the Star Wars humor aisle — Variety reports that the folks behind The Backyardigans and Robot Chicken are developing a new animated Star Wars sitcom. Seth Green and Matthew Senreich are “creative consultants,” The Backyardigans’ Jennifer Hill is producing, and Back [...]


Any issue of BATMAN & ROBIN is an event and this week 11 hits and stands. Check out this first look preview

Review: Thirteen ?Going on Eighteen? (Blog@Newsarama)

Thirteen “Going on Eighteen” Written & Illustrated by John Stanley Published by Drawn & Quarterly Thirteen “Going on Eighteen” was a humor comic book for young readers published by Dell Comics from 1961 until 1967, a total of twenty-nine issues (the final four of which had only reprinted material), entirely written and mostly illustrated by legendary John Stanley. [...]


Grant Morrison and artist Andy Clarke continue to roll in the second part of the “Batman vs. Robin” arc, as the Dynamic Duo fight it out in the ultimate death duel. But what happens when Damian’s mother Talia sends out an old enemy to finish the job her young son couldn’t stomach?

Who Dies In Kevin Smith's GREEN HORNET #3?

"One will die" said the teaser, and now that promise is being delivered on with this month's issue


Preview ELECTRIC ANT #1, MARVEL ZOMBIES 5 #1, and SPIDER-MAN: FEVER #1, shipping from Marvel Comics Apr 7, 2010

Tuesday Runaround ? Just How Many Comic Films Does Ryan Reynolds Want To Be In Anyway?

FilmWatch: Harrison Ford may be joining Cowboys And Aliens, Warner are adapting All You Need Is Kill with a screenplay by Dante Harper,  David Wain is to direct Too Cool To Be Forgotten, Ryan Reynolds ...

Scott's Classic Comics Corner: That Adler Touch Pt. 2

Here’s a look at some of Jack Adler’s phenomenal work in the 70s.

The collaboration between Neal Adams and Jack Adler in the late 60s, resulted in some spectacular covers. I recall reading that Adams pushed Adler to increase the number of colours available, as Adams was frustrated by the constraints of DC’s colour palette. The [...]

Random thoughts on the February 2010 super-comics sales charts (Blog@Newsarama)

While Heidi MacDonald’s blog The Beat has split-off from Publishers Weekly and gone through a redesign, it’s still home to Paul O’Brien and Marc-Oliver Frisch’s always welcome analysis of Marvel Comics and DC Comics sales…thank goodness. Late last week the pair did their monthly thing, posting the available numbers for the publishers’ output and ruminating on [...]

Must Eat Brains

You’ve read the prequel from THE HOUSE OF MYSTERY HALLOWEEN ANNUAL, remember?
You’ve seen the fantastic covers by Mike Allred and Darwyn Cooke, remember?
Now, it’s time check out this preview from i,ZOMBIE issue #1 and pick it up May 5th.
Now don’t forget. May 5th, i,ZOMBIE.

DeConnick On "Sif," "Rescue" and "Girl Comics"

This spring, writer Kelly Sue DeConnick shines the spotlight on three of Marvel's female characters with the one-shots "Sif" and "Rescue" and short story featuring Satana in issue #3 of "Girl Comics."

Leonard Kirk Takes On "New Mutants"

After Marvel's incoming "Second Coming" event delivers its promised status quo changes, the heroes of mutantdom's well-known revival welcome the "Dark X-Men" penciler on for a new arc full of old friends and new surprises.

Artist LEONARD KIRK Joins the NEW MUTANTS in July

The veteran exclusive Marvel artist is joining the creative team of the NEW MUTANTS this summer.