domenica 25 aprile 2010

"Batman Live" On Stage

Batman is set to appear in his own touring production, currently called "Batman Live." Produced with the people behind "Walking With Dinosaurs," the show is to be written by Alan Burnett and Stan Berkowitz.

Have Book Chains Lost Their Manga Mojo?

We used our just-invented “Naruto Index” to compare how major book retailers were doing on manga.

'Dragon' Tops Weak Session

Hollywood suffered one of its worst weekends of the year so far with the box office down nearly 20%.

The Reread Reviews -- Eternals (Neil Gaiman & John Romita, Jr.)

After doing Earth X last week, I wanted to explore some more of Jack Kirby's Celestials and Eternals, so I settled upon the Neil Gaiman/John Romita, Jr. seven-issue revamp of Eternals that they did for Marvel in 2006 and 2007. So, let's get on with it below the cut. As always, there will be spoilers.
Eternals [...]

CBR Review: Hercules: Fall of an Avenger, issue 2

The time for mourning has past. Athena now calls for action from her newest champion, Amadeus Cho.

Hockey and Comics

In a display window at Staples Center in Los Angeles is a bunch of antique hockey gear, including two golden age comics. Nice to see someone at Staples/LA Kings is a comics fan!


Interactive adventure books were all the rage in the early 1980s. In the UK we had Ian Livingstone and Steve Jackson’s Fighting Fantasy gamebooks, while America went big on the Choose Your Own Adventure interactive novels. Then home computers revolutionised leisure time and interactive books got replaced by increasingly sophisticated computer games.
The concept keeps popping [...]

That Avatar Promotional Tree Of Souls In Hyde Park Doesn?t Look That Much Better At Night, Either

At least, I suppose, there’s less to see…


Preview PETER PARKER 2, SPIDER-MAN 1, shipping from Marvel Apr 28, 2010

Image Comics On Sale April 28, 2010

Image Comics has provided CBR with advance looks at new comics on sale April 28, including "Invincible" 71, "Golly" #5, "Shuddertown" #2, and an exclusive extended previews of "Random Acts of Violence!"

Archaia is set up at the LA Times Festival of Books!

Hope Larson to Adapt "A Wrinkle in Time"

"Mercury" creator Hope Larson announced last week that she's working on a graphic novel adaptation of Madeleine L'Engle's classic novel, "A Wrinkle in Time." ROBOT 6 has all the details.

She Has No Head: Ross Campbell

Comics Should Be Good's Kelly Thompson continues her extensive interview with "Wet Moon" creator Ross Campbell, who discusses his new SLG Publishing release, "Shadoweyes."

Joe Casey & Chris Burnham get "Downe"

Forget the Comics Code, "Nixon's Pals" creators Joe Casey and Chris Burnham get violent in "Officer Downe," a new one-shot available from Image Comics this July.

Is The Comic Movie Apocalypse Upon Us?

Friday saw new comic movie The Losers debut at no three in the US and Canada movie income charts, behind new release The Back Up Plan on number two and five-week old movie How To ...

Yet More Comic Icons For The Wall

We just can’t get enough of Rogan Josh/ModHero/Etsy’s prints with iconic views on some of American comics’ biggest names. Here are the last two posts we’ve run, and I’m really hoping that rather than ...

Into the back issue box #55

It's really astonishing to consider how many mediocre comics there are out there. Not good, but not bad enough to mock. Such is the case with our latest installment from deep in the back issue box. There's nothing very good about this comic, but there's nothing truly terrible, either. But will [...]

Sunday Brunch: 4/25/10

Slow week. Let's see what bits of awesome we can scrounge up!
QUESTION OF THE WEEK: On the whole, are your favorite comic book writers "fat guys with beards" or "skinny bald guys"? Is there some kind of hybrid form? U-Decide!

ITEM! Colin Smith has been thinking again. I like it when he does that. This week, [...]

10 Reasons The Man Rejected That Chris Ware Fortune 500 Cover

So Fortune Magazine rejected this Fortune 500 commissioned cover by Chris Ware (left) in favour of a design by Daniel Pelavin (right). But why? Well, if you haven’t got binoculars, let’s have a look a ...

Thumbnails For Steve Bissette?s Tales Of The Uncanny

Here’s a quick advance look at the previously-Bleeding Cooled Tales Of The Uncanny project by Steve Bissette and strudents of the CCS. Written by Bissette and with thumbnails by Keny Widjaja, this is the first ...

NPR Catch Up To PBS Comics Scamp

National Public Radio has caught up with a story I ran last year, The JP Silva PBS/History Channel Scamp. I reported how Mr Silva has been calling comic store owners purporting to be a producer ...

Frank Frazetta Family At Peace? For Now

Vangaurd Productions has received the following statement;
Frank Frazetta is pleased to announce that all of the litigation surrounding his family and his art has been resolved. All of Frank’s children will now be working together ...