“Spielberg, Jackson team for Tintin”

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Duo pact for adventure trilogy: Steven Spielberg and Peter Jackson are teaming to direct and produce three back-to-back features based on Georges Remi’s beloved Belgian comic-strip hero Tintin for DreamWorks. Pics will be produced in full digital 3-D using performance capture technology. The two filmmakers will each direct at least one of the movies; studio […]

The new Wizardworld.com

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It’s up. Not too easy to find content, but at least we’re in this century.

Adult Swim Report 5/13

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In addition to the premiere of THE DRINKY CROW SHOW, last night boasted several new shows on Adult Swim, for which I dutifully record my impressions: SUPERJAIL: First few minutes include eyeball injury and vomit explosion, so it fits right in. Later expands to cover starvation, torture, prison rape, eviscerated maggoty rabbits, etc. Animation much […]

Warren Ellis makes the case for Tom Frame

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Via his Bad Signal mailing list: The thing that bothered me about that Roll Of Honour award was that it should have been a reason to honour the memory of Tom Frame. Only met him the once — an afternoon drinking session with him, Steve Dillon and Garth Ennis. Tom was funny, awesomely cranky, and […]

Con reports from Jersey and Napoli

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§ Matt Madden reports on the recent Napoli Comicon, which is held in a castle. § The North Jersey Media Group report on this weekend’s Nawthorne comicon, held in a high school gymnasium. “Everybody in here is so nice, so genuine,” said 80-year-old comic book artist legend Gene Colan, who drew several popular series including […]

Jackie Chan makes Sunfire jokes

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With Brett Ratner. [Via Blog@Newsarama.]

The Wedding of Alan Moore and Melinda Gebbie

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As photographed by Neil Gaiman, who introduced the couple back in the day. With a report here.

Eagle Awards Winners — UPDATE

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Hasn’t anyone posted these online? Shamelessly stolen from Rich Johnston: Favourite Comics WriterWarren Ellis Favourite Comics Writer/ArtistMike Mignola Favourite Comics Artist: PencilsJohn Cassaday Favourite Comics Artist: InksPaul Neary Favourite Artist: Fully-Painted ArtworkAlex Ross Favourite ColouristLaura Martin Favourite LettererChris Eliopoulos Favourite EditorMatt Smith Favourite PublisherMarvel Favourite Colour Comicbook – American“All Star Superman” Favourite Colour Comicbook – […]

Bristol reporting

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The reports coming in from the Bristol Comics Expo this weekend are surprisingly lucid thus far — pretty shocking, but guess the big drinkers are still in detox. The Forbidden Planet Blog has a nice write up with lots of pictures, including the one above which shows the Olde English tradition of congoers being trooped […]

Cecil Castellucci guest blogs

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To celebrate the debut of the Minx line (at long last) Plain JANES author Cecil Castellucci is guest blogging at Blog@Newsarama, and thought she earns nerd points by name checking Batman, we’re more interested in her reminiscences of going to the “Fame” high school. Basically, half the day we would do our art, in my […]

The Perils of Aunt May

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Rosemary Harris speaks out! Many comic-book stories have revolved around Peter’s reaction when Aunt May is in danger, either because of a supervillain or her frail health. In a memorable sequence in the movie “Spider-Man 2,” she was snagged by Doctor Octopus and taken to the top of a skyscraper. Spider-Man had to swing to […]

We’re taking it to 12!

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We have a little confession to make. We’re a bit abashed to say it aloud, but it had to be said because holding it in any longer just wasn’t an option. You see, we know we have been dogging it here at Stately Beat Manor lately. Our new morning schedule, while healthful and invigorating, means […]