martedì 13 aprile 2010

Contest: Write your own Jack Kirby pitch

Dave Itzkoff at the NY Times uncovers the story of  a vault of 600 pages of unpublished Jack Kirby concept art.  After leaving DC in the ’70s, the King went on to work in animation for Ruby-Spears through the ’80s, designing such things as Thundarr the Barbabian, among others. But so prolific was Kirby’s imagination [...]

Thanks for a sell-out success at MoCCA!

<p>The <strong>Swedish Invasion</strong> is officially a hit!

God of War #1 sells out first printing

That was quick! Marv Wolfman and Andrea Sorrentino’s GOD OF WAR #1, based on the hit Sony videogame, sold out in its first week on sale. We’re heading back to print with this one, featuring the new cover below:

Have you read the book yet? What do you think?

X-POSITION: Peter David

The writer of "X-Factor," Peter David, stopped by X-POSITION headquarters to answer your questions about the mutant private eye team's multiple personalities, guest stars, time travel theories and plenty more.

Marvel & Bendis Confirm Ultimate Spidey Cartoon

The new animated series will debut on Disney XD in 2011 and features not only a teenage Peter Parker but a raft of guest stars including Nick Fury, Nova and Iron Fist along with plenty of "Ultimate" inspired villains.

Exclusive 1st Look: THE PUNISHER #16

First look images at pages from "FRANKEN-CASTLE" part 6, before the book gives way to its new title of the same name

&#8216;Batgirl Rising&#8217; continues in BATGIRL #9

The conclusion to “Batgirl Rising” begins here with part one of the four-part “Flood” storyline, from writer Bryan Q. Miller and artist Lee Garbett. A string of bizarre, technology-based “suicides” gets the attention of both Batgirl and Oracle, but for very different reasons. And the two heroes will soon realize that they’re the real targets [...]

Read the Full Issue: "G�dland" #25

Courtesy of Image Comics, CBR presents "Gødland" 25 in it's entirety! The Joe Casey written and Tom Scioli illustrated issue will be collected in "Gødland, Vol. 5: Far Beyond the Bang," which hits stores April 14.

Random Thoughts! (April 13, 2010)

Random Thought! I wish I lived in a house with a deck, so I could read outside. It's random thoughts time! Get excited!
Link Thought! Wrestling 4Rs including my write-up of TNA Impact (Knockouts Lockbox Showdown!). High Road/Low Road on Jack Swagger as World Heavyweight Champion (for a change, I do the High Roads and Sat [...]

WORLD OF HURT ? ?The Thrill-Seekers? ? Episode 39 (Blog@Newsarama)

WORLD OF HURT – The Thrill-Seekers – Episode 39: Despite the timeframe in which WORLD OF HURT occurs, I didn’t really have a political agenda when I started the strip. I just wanted to tell a good crime story against a somewhat familiar, but misunderstood, backdrop. However, as the strip evolved, I came to realize that [...]

First Look: Luke Cage's Thunderbolts

Marvel Comics and artist Kev Walker shared an exclusive first look at the designs for the new Heroic Age cast of "Thunderbolts" while Jeff Parker explained how Luke Cage's team of criminals are working for redemption.

Best Shots Advance: BLACK WIDOW 1, IRON MAN NOIR 1, More

The Best Shots crew has fresh looks at new number 1s from Marvel & Boom!, plus more reviews of books shipping this week

Comic Critics #113!

Here is the latest installment of the Comic Critics strip, courtesy of Sean Whitmore (writer) and Brandon Hanvey (artist)! You can check out the first hundred and twelve strips at the archive here and you can read more about Sean and Brandon at the Comic Critics blog.

Let us know what you think, either here [...]

Preview: The Mice Templar: Destiny

As the druids prepare for their ceremony which King Icarus believes will elevate him to godhood, all paths converge on the capital city of Dealrach Ard-Vale. As Karic launches his audacious plan to confront his destiny, Cassius is reunited with his own squad of loyal Templar. Leito strikes an unexpected alliance. And Mornae comes face-to-face with the horrific Snake god!

Lance Briggs Becomes the Darkness at C2E2

Kick-Ass Hardcover Sells 100K Copies

ReedExhibitions Acquires Singapore Toys, Games & Comic Convention

Torchwood Star Pens Comic

Iron Man 2 Embedded Trailer

This is a clever little thing - you watch the Iron Man 2 trailer, and then you can click on various characters from the movie to get more info and pictures about that character, and you can even then have it cut right to the part of the video featuring that character, like if you're [...]

Image?s ?Elephantmen? marching to the big screen (Blog@Newsarama)

The news of this being announced as a motion picture might have slid through the cracks at WonderCon. According to a press release, Image Comics’ Elephantmen has been optitioned for a feature film and from what I’ve read, it’ll be in good hands since the treatment will be drafted by the series creator, Richard Starkings. “I’m [...]

Dark Horse Comics Solicitations for July, 2010

Dark Horse Comics has released images and solicitation information for new comics on sale in July, 2010 including the final issue of "Star Wars: Legacy," "Empowered" Vol. 6, "Doctor Solar" #1, "Dr. Horrible" #1 and more.

IRON MAN EXTREMIS: Behind The Scenes Video

Experience Iron Man in a whole new way - IRON MAN: EXTREMIS Motion Comic. This incredible epic blends seamless motion, dynamic voice acting, and stunning special effects, bringing to life the story that redefined Iron Man for the 21st Century.

Exclusive Preview: THE GREEN HORNET: YEAR ONE #2 + Extras

Preview three titles coming from Dynamite Apr 14, 2010, with an extended look at Green Hornet Year One #2

Beano 1939 Annual Handed In To Charity Shop

Okay, so it’s not the $1,500,000 of an Action Comics #1.
But a copy of the first Beano Annual, the first hardback collection of comic strips in the UK, collecting pages from the weekly children’s comic, ...

Preview: Chew

Cannibal vs. bloodsucker.


Courtesy of DC Comics, CBR presents an exclusive 5-page preview of "Secret Six" 20 by Gail Simone and Jim Calafiore with a cover by Daniel Luvisi. The issue hits stores tomorrow, April 14.

Avatar Plug Of The Week: George R. R. Martin?s Fevre Dream #1

Fevre Dream is a new comic book work adaptation of fantasy author George R. R. Martin’s vampire horror novel adapted by Daniel Abraham with art from Rafa Lopez for Avatar Press.
The solicitation describes the ten ...

So Super Duper! Page 118! Bam Bam! (Blog@Newsarama)

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

Top Cow's PILOT SEASON Goes into STEALTH Mode

Robert Kirkman & Marc Silvestri take on the idea of living with a superhero who has secrets of his own in Pilot Season’s next one-shot.

Wolverine Faces A "Reckoning"

Wolverine and his son Daken form an uneasy alliance to take down Romulus once and for all in "Reckoning," a crossover between "Wolverine Origins" & "Dark Wolverine." We spoke with writer Daniel Way about the story.

Planning Your C2E2 Swag Bag

So what are you going to be buying in Chicago this weekend as C2E2 kicks off? Here’s a little Bleeding Cool look at some of the items on sale.
But first, will this be the smelliest ...

Neil Gaiman?s ?Graveyard Book? makes Top 100 Children?s Novel List (Blog@Newsarama)

Over at the School Library Journal, there was a recent poll that lists the greatest children’s book (with Charlotte’s Web in the top spot). Of course, the usual suspects were there: the “Harry Potter” series, Wind in the Willows, Wonderful Wizard of OZ, etc. I read most of the books growing up, as did probably [...]

The Governator gets the Bluewater treatment (Blog@Newsarama)

Let off some steam, Bennett — with Bluewater’s announcement that they will be doing a biocomic on Arnold Schwarzenegger! Focusing on the Governor’s transition from bodybuilder to actor to politician, Bluewater said they will have Justin Peniston writing the book, with art from Matt Filer. “The crazy thing is, as something of an action movie buff, I [...]

Preview: Kill Shakespeare

What Fables does for fairy tales, Kill Shakespeare does with the greatest writer of all time. This dark take on the Bard pits his greatest heroes (Hamlet, Juliet, Othello Falstaff) against his most menacing villains (Richard III, Lady Macbeth, Iago) in an epic adventure to find and kill a reclusive wizard named William Shakespeare. This debut- featuring a full 32-page story-will change the way you look at Shakespeare forever.

SPECIAL PREVIEW: "Kill Shakespeare" #1

Courtesy of IDW, CBR presents a special preview of "Kill Shakespeare" #1 written by Conor McCreery and Anthony Del Col with art by Andy Belanger, with a behind the scenes look at the series' debut issue.

Red Sonja's 50th Issue Celebration

Writer Arvid Nelson and Associate Editor Joe Rybandt gave the lowdown on Sonja's big 50th issue blowout, how the celebration of all things Sonja came to be and a tease on the future of the She-Devil with a Sword.

DC Preview - BATMAN #698

The Riddler stops by to give Dick Grayson a run for this Bat-money and DC provides a preview

Artist Guillem March joins writer Tony Daniel for BATMAN #698

Artist Guillem March steps in to give writer/artist Tony Daniel a breather as the title rolls toward BATMAN 700. And as the landmark nears, Dick Grayson’s life as Batman begins to heat up. With Black Mask out of the way, the Falcone crime family attempts to fill that void with little regard for the safety [...]

Preview: Brightest Day

BRIGHTEST DAY continues, but in ways you can't possibly expect! What does BRIGHTEST DAY mean to the DC Universe? Is everything from here on out going to be bright and shiny? No, BRIGHTEST DAY means something else entirely, something we can't tell you...yet. But we can tell you our heroes will need to rise up more than ever to combat the forces of evil, and a select few will uncover a secret that binds them ALL.

Blade Is An X-Man?

Marvel has released a third "We are the X-Men" themed teaser image, with the Marvel Universe's premiere vampire hunter Blade making the cut, alongside the young mutant at the center of "Second Coming," Hope.

PREVIEW: "Brightest Day" #1

DC Comics has released a 5-page preview of "Brightest Day" #1, the highly anticipated follow up series to "Blackest Night." Co-written by Geoff Johns and Peter J. Tomasi, issue #1 hits stands Wednesday, May 5.


Deadman. Hawkman. Hawkgirl. Max Lord. Aquaman. Firestorm. Martian Manhunter.

They're back for a reason, says, DC and it begins tomorrow

Panini To Distribute Bonelli Internationally ? But What of Marvel?

I understand that Panini has became the international representant for top Italian comics publisher Bonelli Comics. Hasn’t been announced yet, but any day now.
This is being seen as a possible safeguard for Panini against ...

Scott's Classic Comics Corner: Archers of the Golden Age

If you think that comic book archers begin with Green Arrow and the Arrow Family and end with Hawkeye, you were obviously not buying comics during the Golden Age. Perhaps inspired by the popularity of Errol Flynn’s role as Robin Hood in 1937, archery was a very popular gimmick for costume heroes from 1938 right [...]

On a couple of very unexpected DC announcements (Blog@Newsarama)

Yesterday DC’s Source blog had a post entitled “Paul Cornell Steps in as New Action Comics Writer.” That was pretty surprising, given that Marc Guggenheim was just announced as stepping in as the new Action Comics writer, with June’s Action Comics 890 being solicited less than a month ago as the debut of “dynamic new [...]

It&#8217;s time: The dawn of BRIGHTEST DAY

Deadman. Hawkman. Hawkgirl. Reverse-Flash. Maxwell Lord. Captain Boomerang. Aquaman. Firestorm. Martian Manhunter. Hawk. Osiris. Jade.
They’re back — for a reason.
This isn’t a time for words to adorn the pictures. Let’s get right to the preview, courtesy of the superstar team of Geoff Johns, Peter J. Tomasi and artist Fernando Pasarin (along with those lovely covers [...]

Reed Exhibitions Buys Singapore Toy, Games & Comic Con

We’ve been used for the last few months to announcements Gareb Shamus, buying another small convention in some out-of-the-way corner of the USA, building up a network of Wizard Worlds. Well not today.
Because today, it’s ...

Kick-Ass, Green Lantern, Iron Man 2: Apr 13th Comic Reel

More "Kick-Ass" press than you can shake a stick at! Geoff Johns confirms CGI suit? "Iron Man 2" interactive trailer! Also, Jack Kirby creations coming to the screen and more.

Exclusive DC Preview: BOOSTER GOLD #31

"Booster Gold’s life changes forever when he learns the true fate of his sister, Goldstar." We have a preview

Post Modern Myths #1 by Eric M Esquivel ? A Question of Lineage

What’s good, nerd folk?
My name is Eric M. Esquivel, and unless you’re my mother and you’ve finally figured out how to “get on the line”, odds are you have absolutely no idea who I am.
Alright, ...