lunedì 26 aprile 2010

4Kids Adds 'Dragon Ball Z Kai'

4Kids Entertainment has acquired broadcast rights for Dragon Ball Z Kai.

'Ghost Rider' Deadline Looms

Columbia faces a deadline of November 14th to begin production on Ghost Rider 2.

‘DungeonQuest’ Returns

Fantasy Flight Games will release a new version of the dungeon crawl boardgame DungeonQuest this summer.

Frazetta Art Dispute Settled

The dispute surrounding the art of famed fantasy artist Frank Frazetta has been settled.

The Greatest Punisher Stories Ever Told! - Voting

Here's the latest of the daily voting threads for The Greatest ____ Stories Ever Told!
Next is the Punisher, a character who went from being an extremely popular Spider-Man "villain" to becoming one of the most popular comic characters of the late 80s/early 90s to becoming the star of some of the most acclaimed Marvel comics [...]

CBR Review: Do Anything Volume 1: Jack Kirby Ripped My Flesh

Collecting the online column “Do Anything” in an altered form. Ellis’s prose is lyrical and insane, going a mile a minute from idea to idea.

JG Jones, Frank Cho, and More Appear FCBD at Cards, Comics and Collectibles

Puppet Masters of the Macabre Present Spooky Stop-motion Animation at MoCCA

Frazetta's Warrior With Ball and Chain readies for auction in Beverly Hills

Global Freezing Strip 0084 (Blog@Newsarama)

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Preview: Hotwire: Requiem for the Dead

In the near future, the living and the dead share the same space. Known as “Blue Lights,” the dead are mostly harmless, roaming the streets as mindless drones. But when the Blue Lights start showing up as ghostly weapons of mass destruction, Metro Police has only one person for the job: She’s Alice Hotwire, Detective Exorcist. She’s the best there is at reining in the Blue Light beat…and she’s the only one who can save the city from certain destruction.

Written/ illustrated by Steve Pugh and based on a story by legendary creator Warren Ellis, this four-issue miniseries is collected for the first time as a trade paperback in a special “director’s cut” edition that includes creator notes and early character designs that evolved into the Hotwire: Requiem for the Dead series. This trade paperback edition also contains newly remastered tales from Alice Hotwire’s past, featuring never-before-seen pages written by Warren Ellis (Planetary, Transmetropolitan) and amazing newly painted artwork. Also included is an extensive gallery showcasing the evolution of the character, Alice Hotwire, a spotlight gallery of artwork from celebrated artists Steve Pugh, Stjepan Sejic (Witchblade), Jelena Kevic Djurdjevic (The Immortal Iron Fist) and Garry Leach (Judge Dredd, Marvelman) as well as an in-depth interview with co-creator Steve Pugh.

Conan O?Brien (Superman) And Jim Carrey (Kick-Ass) Sing It?s Not Easy Being Superman ? From Every Angle

And now you know Jim Carrey’s religion. Anyway, the Conan O’Brien-Superman, Jim Carrey-Kick-Ass piece has been doing the rounds, Bleeding Cool want to give you the DVD-style option or choosing the camera angle.


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Preview: The Last Days of America Crime

While trained killer Kevin Cash goes to retrieve an important component to the heist, his girlfriend Shelby seduces Graham Bricke, leaving the two to deal with their own set of problems. Meanwhile, left-for-dead gangster Enrique is looking for revenge along with two mysterious cops that are following their every move. But when Shelby is kidnapped by Enrique’s Mexican gang, can Graham rescue her before time runs out?

Featuring covers by Alex Maleev and Greg Tocchini

Calling all Wordpress experts

Aid The Beat and the Elite Beat Squad! We’re trying to import the old posts from the Old Beat, so we can shut down the site completely, but the old server won’t allow us to download the entire back-up file, either via the Wordpress back-up plug-in or the MySql database. I asked customer support on [...]

What I'm reading - Novel History; Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea

Yes, it's time to check in with your reading material once again!

This weekend I finished a bunch of Orson Scott Card books (say what you want about his political leanings, the dude can write a book!) and started Novel History: Historians and Novelists Confront America's Past (and Each Other), edited by Mark Carnes. In [...]

Iron Man 2 Movie Clip: The Mark V Suit

Tony Stark and Pepper Potts deliberate on a potential new assistant in this new clip from "Iron Man 2" in theaters May 7 (April 28 internationally).


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Iron Man 2 Movie Clip: Prison Cell

Tony Stark confronts Whiplash in his prison cell in this new clip from "Iron Man 2" in theaters May 7 (April 28 internationally).


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Iron Man 2 Movie Clip: Tony's New Assistant

Tony Stark and Pepper Potts deliberate on a potential new assistant in this new clip from "Iron Man 2" in theaters May 7 (April 28 internationally).


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After his final word with Jeremiah Arkham, incoming "Detective Comics" writer David Hine explores two kinds of madness with the introduction of The Imposter and a regular gig on DC Comics' "Azrael."


James Robinson has long-term plans for the Justice League of America, starting with their crossover with the JSA this summer

That Alan Moore/Damon Albarn/Jamie Hewlett/Gorillaz/John Dee Operetta ? On Again?

The first time I heard mention of an Alan Moore/Gorillaz Operatta taking on the life of famed magician/occultist John Dee, was in the Mustard Magazine. I ran a piece, but was told by Alan that ...

Danielle Leigh's Reading Diary -- Kobato volume 1

CLAMP's latest series -- Kobato coming out in May by Yen Press -- might be mistaken for primarily younger readers, but by the end of the first volume there are some interesting hints at dark clouds on the horizon for the plucky heroine.

The plot of Kobato presents as overly simplistic at first -- a young [...]

When Words Collide - Kevin Colden: Man of Mystery, Man of Scandalous Intent

In this week's WHEN WORLDS COLLIDE, Tim gets to the bottom of a Zuda mystery -- whatever happened to "I Rule the Night?" -- and finds out what else Eisner-nominated Kevin Colden has been up to.

Christos Gage @ C2E2: Avengers Academy

Christos Gage chats with Newsarama about Avengers Academy and more at C2E2 2010.

DC Preview - ACTION COMICS #889

It's Nightwing & Flamebird in the spotlight and the countdown to the War of the Supermen continues in ACTION COMICS 889

Dynamite To Publish Seth Rogen/Jay Chou Green Hornet Prelude

While the movie industry may be getting the jitters about the Seth Rogen/Jay Chou Green Hornet project, pushing the film out of December’s sweet spot into the colder harsher winds of January, Dynamite Entertainment aren’t ...

Are Nightwing and Flamebird ready for the ultimate challenge?

Writers Greg Rucka and Eric Trautmann close out their run on ACTION with a doozy, featuring art by Pere Perez. With the fate of both New Krypton and Earth weighing on their young shoulders, are Nightwing and Flamebird prepared to make the ultimate sacrifice? Check out the pages below for a clue or two.

It?s the DC NATION con tour with Dan DiDio

As if he weren’t busy enough with his duties as Co-Publisher of DC Comics, our very own Dan DiDio is a constant presence at cons across the country and around the globe. From time to time, we’ll get a note from Dan with a photo of him and some of our great fans, so we [...]

Jeff Lemire talks THE ATOM

The response to the news from earlier this month, that writer Jeff Lemire (SWEET TOOTH) and artist Mahmud Asrar would be not only handling the BRIGHTEST DAY: ATOM SPECIAL but continuing Ray Palmer’s adventures as a co-feature in, well, ADVENTURE COMICS, was resoundingly positive. So, why not talk to Lemire himself about what’s got him [...]

EXCLUSIVE: "Heroic Age: Prince of Power" Preview

Courtesy of Marvel Comics, Comics Should Be Good brings you an exclusive first look at artwork from "Heroic Age: Prince of Power" #1 by Greg Pak & Fred Van Lente and Reilly Brown with a cover by Humberto Ramos.


The Best Shots crew has the big column, full of reviews of last week's books, from Marvel, DC, Top Cow

The scoop on Damon Albarn and Alan Moore’s John Dee Opera

Is this the supergroup for our time? Even more super duper than the other Gorillaz superstar line-ups on their new album? Over at Vulture, Gorillaz’s mastermind Damon Albarn has a bit more on his upcoming collaboration with Alan Moore for a new opera: it’s based on the life of John Dee, a 16th century scholar [...]

Exclusive Preview Pages from Heroic Age: Prince of Power #1!

Think of it as an early Van Lente Day present, but Marvel thought all of us Van Lente fans here would appreciate an exclusive first look at some preview pages (sans dialogue) from Heroic Age: Prince of Power #1, by writers Greg Pak and Fred Van Lente with art by Reilly Brown.
Check it out (as [...]

Cast & Crew Talk "Iron Man 2"

The cast and crew of the upcoming "Iron Man 2" gathered for a press conference Friday, and CBR News was there as the group discussed their roles, putting on armor, and the presence of intelligent ladies in "boys movies."

Exclusive Marvel First Look: DOOMWAR #4

Doom's winning the war. Sounds like a job for Deadpool. Here's an exclusive first look

Spider-Man Models New Kevlar Crotch To Be Fitted As Standard In All Superhero Costumes

Well that’s what it looks to me.
I mean otherwise, that’s got to hurt.
Here’s that Marvel teaser for the Andy Diggle/Billy Tan upcoming series from Marvel with only one slight amend,

AMERICAN VAMPIRE Variant Cover #3 Reveal

When Andy Kubert (son of comics legend Joe Kubert) provides a cover, we really don’t need to use a ton of words. So I’m gonna let the picture do the talking for the variant cover of AMERICAN VAMPIRE #3.
Check it out below and look for it in stores May 19th!


UCLA Live: Harvey Pekar & Alison Bechdel

Venerable autobiographers Harvey Pekar and Alison Bechdel met with fans at UCLA to discuss "American Splendor," "Fun Home" and "Dykes to Watch Out For," and CBR News was there.

JONAH HEX Celebrates Year 5 With Comics, Movie, Animation

Jonah Hex's tales of the wild, wild west continue. Writers Palmiotti and Gray hint at what's to come

Dynamite Titles On Sale April 28

Courtesy of Dynamite Entertainment, CBR brings you advance looks at new releases on sale this week including "Kevin Smith's Green Hornet" #3 and the hardcover edition of "The Romita Legacy."

Lying In The Gutters ? 26th April 2010

Welcome to this week’s roundup of what’s been going on, in and around Bleeding Cool this week.
Top Ten Most Popular Posts
1. Archie’s First Gay Character To Debut, Kevin Keller
We ran the first art and ...

Preview: Kevin Smith's Green Hornet

This is the one you WILL NOT WANT TO MISS! The stunning final pages of this issue will have fans talking for the rest of the year… and beyond!

Join writer Kevin Smith, artist Jonathan Lau and a host of talented cover artists (Ross, Cassaday, Segovia and Benitez!) as they unveil the next generation of The Green Hornet, Kato, and the mysterious Black Hornet! The Black Hornet is the Green Hornet's GREATEST foe! Will the original Green Hornet rise up to fight again for justice? Where has Kato been all this time? Who is the mysterious and beautiful Mulan? Three will LIVE! One will DIE! For Good! Find out all of this and more in this very issue!

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Kevin Smith’s Green Hornet #3 Alex Ross green foil cover John Cassaday Black, White & Green cover signed by John Cassaday Retailers, check order form for ordering incentives.


The Shadowland is coming in July, and Marvel released this teaser revealing two more participants

Marvel's First "Shadowland" Teaser

Marvel Comics has released the first of what's sure to be many teasers for "Shadowland," the new miniseries by Andy Diggle and Billy Tan that's billed as the "battle for the soul of New York."

Anne Elizabeth Writes Pulse Of Power For Dynamite

Out in July comes Anne Elizabeth’s Pulse Of Power One Shot, written by Anne, drawn by Marcio Fiorito and edited by – why goodness me, Alisa Kwitney. There’s a blast.
Anyway, this 56 page story by ...

Scandal: Portland Mercury disses comics!

Speaking of Stumptown, we were recently alerted to a local brouhaha, namely, last week’s preview of Stumptown in the Portland Mercury. Shockingly, despite the mayor declaring Comics Month and Portland generally being Cartoon-town, USA, the Mercury ended up running this weird “comics are for losers” comic by Carolyn Main and Riley Michael Parker, apprently [...]

A few more Stumptown memories

If you couldn’t be at Stumptown, you could follow along via Twitter, or check out The Portland Mercury’s photos, or Sara Goellner’s, or read Sara Ryan’s account of the Comics for Young Readers panel OR watch Jeff Parker transform into a Juggalo.

She Has No Head! - Superheroine Trifecta

I read three brand new Marvel superhero books this week, all with a female slant (headlining female characters and also featuring female artists, writers, and even editors) and I have to say, buying those books was one of my most enjoyable trips to the comic store in a long while.  It felt good to have [...]

J.M. DeMatteis guests on the new Authority: Lost Year [Preview Included]

Lost Year’s got a special guest in the co-writer’s chair this week: J.M. DeMatteis, whose epic (and wonderful) run on Justice League International with Keith Giffen is called out on this throwback cover.
For those of you who’ve been counting down to the “Midnighter Car Salesman” issue since it was solicited a few month’s back, this [...]

Andy Diggle & Jock on "The Losers"

With the movie in theaters now, "Losers" co-creators Andy Diggle and Jock take a look back at the beginnings of the acclaimed Vertigo series and its long journey to the silver screen.

Exclusive: Superman No More?

A couple of weeks ago, Bleeding Cool reported word that Marc Guggenheim may have stepped down from the Action Comics book, because of JMS’ insistence that Superman only appear in the Superman book he’s writing. ...

AMERICAN VAMPIRE #1 Back to Press!

If you didn’t read out it last Monday, AMERICAN VAMPIRE #1 is sold out and we’re going back to press. The second printing will be wrapped in this cover:

And in case you missed it, The Smart List in THE LOS ANGELES TIMES includes AMERICAN VAMPIRE #2 and the syndicated SCRIPPS HOWARD NEWS SERVICE ran a [...]

Preview: Outsiders

When Looker returns, her bloodlust is strong – and so is the vampire-hunter hoping to drive a stake in her heart. Her only hope for survival is The Outsiders, who are still stranded in Markovia and struggling to determine whose side they’re really on…

Zenescope JULY 2010 Solicitations

Zenescope has plenty of Grimm, new CHARMED, and more coming this summer in their July 2010 offerings

FRACTURED FABLES Offers Fresh, Funny Take on Fairy Tales

Image’s next big anthology OGN takes classic fairy tales out for a new spin with funny takes on old Fables

Johanna Draper Carlson Vs Valerie D?Orazio. Bring Popcorn.

It’s Occasional Superheroines Worth Watching!
In the red corner is Valerie D’Orazio. Famed for her editorial stint at DC Comics that peaked with sexual harassment and healthcare blackmail before reinventing herself as a major social commentator ...

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

No decision reached on Comic-Con's future! Amazon's amazing first quarter! DeFalco rallies Spider-Girl fans -- again! Danzig's Michael Golden swipe! "NANA" creator released from hospital! Plus much more!

Captain America, Batman Live, Iron Man 2: Apr 26th Comic Reel

"Captain America" to see the Howling Commandos? Batman to do his thing in live theater? Also, Mickey Rourke willing to return to "Sin City" if someone else has left town and much more.

Look! It Moves! by Adi Tantimedh #45: Your Sobering Comics and Movie Biz Reality Check

Looking at all the column inches Rich and other geek websites devoted the last few weeks to the box office fortunes of the likes of KICK-ASS and THE LOSERS, you’d think movies made from comics ...

DUST TO DUST: What Happened Before Dreams of ELECTRIC SHEEP?

BOOM! Studios and Chris Roberson are telling the story of the hunters before Rick Deckard

Another Captain America Lettering Boo Boo

At least this time no teaparty activists were insulted.
But when reading the recently-released Captain America; Winter Soldier Ultimate Collection, collecting Captain America 1-9 and 11-14, you may be forgiven for experiencing a moment of deja ...

Last Lot Of Comic Icons For Your Wall

This weekend, Bleeding Cool has been running a number of “unofficial” posters featuring iconic versions of superhero characters by Rogan Josh/ModHero/Etsy. Just because they’re genius and, given that he’s selling them for $18 a pop, ...

Exclusive DC Preview - WONDER WOMAN #43

SECRET SIX's Gail Simone & Nicola Scott reunite to place WONDER WOMAN in the middle of a War of the Worlds

ASPEN Brings a Preview Anthology to FCBD 2010

Aspen as a free preview book and lots of creator signings planned for Free Comic Book Day this Saturday, May 1

Review: Popeye: Plunder Island (Blog@Newsarama)

Popeye: Plunder Island Written & Illustrated by E.C. Segar Published by Fantagraphics Fantagraphics’ fourth oversized collection of Elzie Segar’s legendary Thimble Theatre strips, famous as the birth place of Segar’s notorious Popeye the Sailor, continues the winning standard set by earlier editions. Well, honestly, Plunder Island comes up slightly short of the brilliance set by previous Popeye...

Marvel Motion Comics Get "Extremis"

Producer Ruwan Jayatilleke and artist Adi Granov discuss with CBR the release of the Iron Man motion comic based on the popular "Extremis" story by Granov and writer Warren Ellis.

Four Lions Movie Poster With Movie Quotes

It debuted well at SXSW. Now Chris Morris’ movie Four Lions goes to wide release on May 7th. And they’ve sent the new poster, with quotes from the media, to their mailing list. Oh good, ...

HED: Cliff Chiang talks BRAVE AND THE BOLD #33

Happy Monday, Source gang. Hope the weekend was pleasant and restful.
Let me be realistic here: We read a lot of comics on a day-to-day basis. Lots of great, exciting stories involving our favorite characters and some new and engaging ones as well. Every once in a while, you come across an issue that really cuts [...]

San DIego’s future still clouded; locals “ambivalent”

Comic-Con International held a board meeting yesterday, but a decision was NOT reached on whether to stay in San Diego or move to one of the other cities ardently wooing the big show after the crrent contract expires in 2012. San diego made a bold offer:

In the hopes of holding onto the four-day show, [...]

ASTERIOS POLYP wins Los Angeles Times book prize

David Mazzucchelli’s stunning ASterios Polyp won the prize for the best Graphic Novel in the Los Angeles Times Book Prizes, which as the judges note, is the “rst major book prize in the United States to honor publications in this category, which is an expanding part of the book landscape, both aesthetically and commercially.” [...]

Stumptown Trophy, Kukoc Award winners

The Stumptown COmics Festival was held this weekend, and many folks attended the party where the awards were held, and even wrote extensive blog postings about it….but no one actually posted the winners. But Tom Spurgeon combed through Twitter like the Continental Op, and assembled a list:

OUTSTANDING SMALL PRESS — BT Livermore, Bearfight! (above)

Kibbles ‘n’ Bits — 4/26/10

§ First off congrats to Ivan Brandon and Kristyn Ferretti, who tied the knot this weekend. Oh those crazy kids.

§ Glenn Danzig and Crystar – for the first time, Frank Santoro tells the story of the two, and your world will never be the same.
§ There were many, many comics-related events around the [...]

Seth Kushner's Culturepop UPDATE 04/26/2010

Seth Kushner updated Seth Kushner's Culturepop.

Seth Kushner's Culturepop UPDATE 04/26/2010

Seth Kushner updated Seth Kushner's Culturepop.

The Streets Of San Diablo UPDATE 04/26/2010

Darryl Cunningham updated The Streets Of San Diablo.

Drugs-Related Comic Book Used To Hide Drugs

I’ve got to say, the creator of Smuggling Vacation and the upcoming Day Of The Deal, a graphic novel series about a couple’s attempt to liven up a holiday by smuggling drugs across the English ...

The Greatest _____ Stories Ever Told!

Welcome to a new month-long feature here at Comics Should Be Good for the month of May!
Beginning today, each day you will get a chance to vote on the greatest ____ stories ever told!
The ____, of course, will be filled in by a different comic book character or creator each day!
You will have a week [...]

The Greatest Peter David Stories Ever Told! - Voting

Here's the latest of the daily voting threads for The Greatest ____ Stories Ever Told!
Our first creator up for voting is Peter David.
David is well known for his work on The Incredible Hulk, X-Factor, Spectacular Spider-Man, Young Justice, Friendly Neighborhood Spider-Man, Fallen Angel, Star Trek, Aquaman, Supergirl, Captain Marvel and about a million other [...]

The Greatest Batman Stories Ever Told! - Voting

Here's the first of the daily voting threads for The Greatest ____ Stories Ever Told!
We begin with Batman, probably the most popular comic book character around!
You have until 11:59 PM Pacific time, April 30th to vote for your top ten favorite Batman stories. Your choices will be revealed on May 1st.
Send your top ten [...]

Shannon Gerard ? Drawing Your Friends Together

Artist of IDW’s acclaimed post-Rapture comic series Sword Of My Mouth is offering a very special something to her friends on Facebook. She’s creating free sketches of them to create their Facebook profiles with.
And a ...

A Year of Cool Comics - Day 115

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 [...]