giovedì 29 aprile 2010

Go-Gos Guitarist Goes Space-Trotting Hero in LADY ROBOTIKA

Rocker Jane Wiedlin becomes a comic book character in Lady Robotika, coming from Image this summer

Making "never Forget, Never Forgive" UPDATE 04/29/2010

Rami Efal updated Making "never Forget, Never Forgive".

The Vagabonds UPDATE 04/28/2010

Josh Neufeld updated The Vagabonds.

Thor, Superman, Men in Black 3: Apr 28th Comic Reel

Agent Coulson's big role in "Thor" and a look at the Destroyer! "Superman" begins on IMAX in 2012? "Men in Black 3" to begin shooting in August. Also, a "Starman" film in the works and more.

Framelight Nabs Chuck Dixon's "Sword of Wood"

Steven T. Seagle and Kelley Jones' "The Crusades" Collected for the First Time by Image

FCBD "Irredeemable" is Now a 48-Page Flipbook

RON MARZ Talks Magdalena and More Top Cow Work

Ron Marz talks to Newsarama about Top Cow's Magdalena and gives updates on Witchblade, Velocity, Angelus and Artifacts.

EXCLUSIVE PREVIEW: Astonishing Spider-Man/Wolverine #1

On the first pages of Marvel's May-shipping launch to its superstar-driven brand of miniseries, Jason Aaron and Adam Kubert take Spider-Man back to the Stone Age, and CBR has an exclusive preview of the stories opening sequence.


Dynamite teased a few weeks ago that One Will Die in Green Hornet #3. It's on sale now, & the covers reveal who bites it

DC Preview: BATMAN AND ROBIN #12 "Batman Vs. Robin"

Batman Vs. Robin, the story arc by Grant Morrison and Andy Clarke, concludes in next week's issue, & your preview is here!

GEOFF JOHNS: Brightest Day, Blackest Night & Green Lantern

Geoff Johns talks with Newsarama about Brightest Day, Blackest Night and Green Lantern at C2E2 2010 in Chicago.

Exclusive Marvel First Look: ATLAS #1

The Agents of Atlas are back in a new ongoing as Marvel enters the Heroic Age, and we have your 1st Look at the 1st issue!

Chris Roberson on ?Dust to Dust?

“I, Zombie's” Chris Roberson explores one of Philip K. Dick's most famous universes in “Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep?: Dust to Dust,” a four-issue miniseries from BOOM! CBR spoke with him about the book.

Vertigo Voices: House of Mystery #25-What is an Exquisite Corpse?

Exquisite Corpse by Matt Sturges
“In the 1920’s, a group of French surrealists, drunk on good wine and Hegelian philosophy, stumbled upon a curious literary parlor trick. Passing around a notebook, each writer would compose a bit of story—whatever came to mind—and then pass the notebook on. The results were interesting, nonlinear, and often surprising. [...]

On the Red Carpet: Iron Man 2 Premiere

Peek inside the Los Angeles World Premiere of "Iron Man 2"! Intrepid reporter Tamara Krinsky headed up the Mighty crew and we got the scoop from all the stars!


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Audi-Tony Stark Innovation Challenge Begins

"Better Living Through Technology" the motto for StarkExpo 2010. For the first time Stark Industries and Audi challenge you, the viewer, to submit your video presenting your creation that embodies that belief. The Tony Stark Innovation Challenge can include any ideas pertaining to Civil Engineering, Transportation, Industrial, Architectural and Environmental Design. The first prize winner wins $15000, among many other things. All video submissions must be no longer than two minutes and can be submitted at Submission begins today, April 28, and ends June 9. Winners will be announced the week of June 28.


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Iron Man, Extremis Ep. 2 Clips

Iron Man: Extremis on iTunes: Watch new clips from episode 2 of the groundbreaking new motion comic ''Iron Man, Extremis.'' available for download on iTunes, Xbox Live, Zune Marketplace and Sony PlayStation Network Wednesday!


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Iron Man 2: Red Carpet Finale

Check out this video straight from the red carpet of "Iron Man 2" featuring the Iron-ettes!


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CBR Review: Justice Society of America, issue 38

This issue of "Justice Society of America" is an unpleasant read, but that has to do with the bleakness of the situation rather than the creative team's skills.

Preview: Astonishing Spider-Man/Wolverine

THE HEROIC AGE IS HERE! Spider-Man and Wolverine! Everyone’s favorite wise-cracking web-spinner and ferocious furball come together in their first major series ever! The super-star creative team of Jason Aaron (WOLVERINE: WEAPON X, PUNISHERMAX) and Adam Kubert (ULT. FANTASTIC FOUR, X-MEN) send Spidey and Wolvie to the edges of the Marvel Universe as they face such awful beings as The Czar, Big Murder and Doom the Living Planet! But who is the major Marvel villain pulling the strings? And can Spidey & Wolvie refrain from killing one another long enough to find out?

First Look: Trailer to Forever Wednesday ? Your Female Alternative To The Big Bang Theory

To coincide with Free Comic Book Day, a new web-sitcom Forever Wednesday will be launching this weekend – a female-based geekcom, set in and around a comic shop, its employees and customers.
This is your first ...

Marvel Motion Comics to Be Released on DVD

Shout! Factory will distribute Marvel Knights Animation properties to home video, the companies announced today.

French Comics Union Solicit For Political Mural Offerings

As part of a protest against the cost-structures being imposed by French comic publishers in the light of new digital publishing initiatives, the French comics union has launched a strike against signing new contracts, is ...

Pond Life by Martin Conaghan #2 ? Ulterior Motif

Last week, I discussed the importance of getting an endorsement for your comic or graphic novel, so this week I want to concentrate on another aspect of small press and indie comics ...

Welcome To? Marvel Tussauds?

I understand that the famed waxworks museum in London, Madame Tussauds (which also hosts the London Planetarium and is well worth the ticket for that alone) is about to launch a Marvel-themed exhibition. And this ...

Green Lantern Error Ring With White Lantern Logo Hits $109 On eBay

Chaps and chapesses, check those Green Lantern rings that were given away again for free recently.
It looks like they shared a production process with the White Lantern Rings being given away free with next week’s ...

Wall Street cartoons of 1882

1882_0830_tree_650.jpg Via Super I.T.C.H The Deadly Upas Tree of Wall Street by Joseph Keppler, from Puck Magazine August 30, 1882. Click for larger version.

Two book covers; Family Man and Octopus Pie

Cartoonists were showing off their upcoming books covers EVERYWHERE this week. Here's the cover of the first collection of Dylan Meconis's historical yet mystical webcomic, Family Man .2010-04-27-Family-Man-Volume-1-Cover.jpg And here's a photo of Meredith Gran's first Octopus Pie collection from Villard, coming in June. The book is shown with a cup of coffee for both scale and inspiration.

School library votes to keep BONE on the shelves

After a Minnesota mother challenged her school library on keeping Jeff Smith's BONE on its shelves -- citing smoking, drinking gambling and sexy innuendo as reasons it wasn't fit for kids -- the library board voted 10-1 to keep Bone on the shelves. The mother still objected to the books, but brought her two sons to the meeting, explaining that "It's important for them to see the process of how books are chosen," she said. Removing the book from 12 of the the Rosemount-Apple Valley-Eagan school district's 18 libraries would have been a very rare step -- only 20 books have been challenged in the past 20 years, the last being "All But Alice," by Phyllis Reynolds Naylor, which was removed in 1997.

The march of art

In the spirit of cleaning out our email in-box, here is some promo art that came in yesterday that may be of some interest to Beat readers, including THE CRUSADES, MORNING GLORY ACADEMY, HAWKS OF OUTREMER, FCBD IRON MAN/THOR, DARKWING DUCK and SECRET PROJECT ROBOT.


Another intriguing looking Viz Signature manga is coming via their partnership with IKKI Magazine, Hisae Iwaoka’s SATURN APARTMENTS. According to the blurb:

Far in the future, humankind has evacuated Earth in order to preserve it. Humans now reside in a gigantic structure that forms a ring around the earth, 35,000
kilometers up in the sky. The [...]

Snark Blocker - The Greatest Cover That Never Was!

Back when I was doing the Top 75 Most Iconic DC Covers of All-Time, more than once I had someone suggest a certain Carmine Infantino and Murphy Anderson cover that is one of the most iconic Batman images of all-time.
The thing is - it's not a cover! It was a pin-up!
The actual pin-up is a [...]

From the Editor’s Desk: Hungry like a zombie? Part I

Writer Chris Roberson and artist Michael Allred of i,ZOMBIE fame (on sale next Wednesday!) expose their black, white and gray matter in a q & a with editor, Shelly Bond.
So grab a shovel, crack a skull and dig in!

Read -
M: The MAD MOD issue of Teen Titans.
C: I honestly don’t remember [...]

A Year of Cool Comics - Day 118

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 [...]

The Greatest Darkseid Stories Ever Told! - Voting

Here's the latest of the daily voting threads for The Greatest ____ Stories Ever Told!
Next is the Darkseid, Jack Kirby's awesome villain who has been a major part of DC comics over the past few decades. From The Great Darkness Saga to Final Crisis - he's been all over the DC Universe!
You have until 11:59 [...]


This Saturday is Free Comic Book Day, meet your favorite Archie Creators Tracy Yardley! will be at... Richards Comics & Collectables 1214A Laurens Rd. Greenville, SC 29607 11:00 to 7:00(VIEW MAP) Ian Flynn will be at... Heroes Aren't Hard to...


Archie Comics First Look: ARCHIE & FRIENDS 143, PALS 'n' GALS DOUBLE DIGEST 141, TALES FROM RIVERDALE DIGEST 38 & VERONICA 200 ARCHIE & FRIENDS 143 "Freshman Year--the Missing Chapters: Chuck": The most downloaded comic series ever, "Freshman Year," returns...

Global Freezing Strip 0085 (Blog@Newsarama)

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Committed: Why You Wish You Read Hellblazer

After all these years together, I didn't know that Hellblazer could still surprise me, but damn... This week I just about fell in love all over again. I've been reading Hellblazer for so long, it started just in time to mesh with my own grouchy rebellion, and over the years it feels like it's grown [...]

A Year of Cool Comics - Day 117

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 [...]

ACTION COMICS #889 marks the end of the CAPTAIN ATOM co-feature

Before Captain Atom can move into the pages of JUSTICE LEAGUE: GENERATION LOST, he has some business to take care of. Specifically, in his co-feature, which has been running in the pages of ACTION COMICS in recent months, courtesy of writer James Robinson and artist CAFU. The story concludes in ACTION COMICS 889, and we [...]

YOUR MANGA MINUTE: ?Straight from the Horse Show?s Mouth? (Blog@Newsarama)

Editor’s Note: When manga, anime and fan culture hits the blogosphere, what time is it? You guessed it — Your Manga Minute, making its epic return to Newsarama! Leading the charge on this brave new venture is Julie Opipari: You’ve seen her on Manga Maniac Cafe, and When Fangirls Attack, as she writes reviews and [...]

Tom Strong and the Robots of Doom #1: The Preview

It’s not every week you’re flipping through the back pages of a new comic and are caught off guard by a talking gorilla. Those of you who picked up Garrison #1 today (to the rest of you: get on it!) got to check out the first preview of the upcoming Tom Strong and the Robots [...]

Tim Gunn on Electric Blue Superman: ?That?s? implausible.? (Blog@Newsarama)

Excuse me while I continue to laugh/hack up a lung, but Topless Robot has a great post up, as Crazy Sexy Geeks interview Project Runway’s Tim Gunn about Superman, Robin, the Hulk, and a whole lot more. But his response to Electric Blue Superman is absolutely hilarious: He also takes on the Return of Superman black-jumpsuit-and-mullet look, [...]

Check out Kenneth Rocafort?s Velocity (Blog@Newsarama)

Somebody call a doctor, because these pages look positively sick. There aren’t a whole lot of words that can do this image justice, so I’ll stick with the basics: Velocity, by Kenneth Rocafort, courtesy of Top Cow. I saw this image at Chicago, and thankfully they’ve liberated it for you all to enjoy. The book (written [...]

Review: Unknown Soldier v.2: Easy Kill (Blog@Newsarama)

Unknown Solder v.2: Easy Kill Written by Joshua Dysart Illustrated by Alberto Ponticello & Pat Masioni Colored by Oscar Celestini & José Villarrubia Lettered by Clem Robbins Covers by Dave Johnson 2002. Uganda. I missed v. 1 of this series, so I’m trying to get up to speed here. Set in the midst of a brutal and horrifying (oh, and real) civil [...]

BATMAN VS. ROBIN concludes

Who is the Domino Killer? And, more importantly, will the Dynamic Duo find their way out of the “Batman vs. Robin” story arc from writer Grant Morrison and artist Andy Clarke? Your questions are answered, plus a surprising return. What more could you ask for?
BATMAN AND ROBIN 12 hits 5/5.

Ryan Sook’s LAST STAND OF NEW KRYPTON #3 cover

The WAR OF THE SUPERMEN is almost here, but before the battle begins, the LAST STAND OF NEW KRYPTON has to happen. When? Today, of course. Courtesy of writers James Robinson and Sterling Gates and artist Pete Woods. As if you needed any more enticement to add the issue to your pull list, we’ve got [...]

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