Frank Miller’s complete perfume ad

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The Frank Miller -directed Gucci Guilty ad is now online, with Chris Evans, Evan Rachel Wood and a Depeche Mode cover by Friendly Fires. It’s sorta…steamy. The new fragrance is for “her,” btw.

Gareb Shamus on Wizard convention plan

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Shamus has a lot of answers for everything, but doesn’t even seem to be saying that comics are a focus of the Wizard shows any more: “When you look at how comicbooks or the characters pervaded the media, they’ve become celebrities themselves. … So when you look at people, and how they’ve come to know Spider-Man, or Batman, or Star Wars, ten years ago, fifteen years ago, twenty years ago, they may have only known Spider-Man through a comicbook or maybe an animated show or something like that. … They are going on their own way, creating a large national chain of comic conventions that’s servicing a local population that can’t make it to the bigger shows – but also injecting them with stars of stage and screen to bring in a new audience. … It took the MCM London Expos to knock that out of me, and I’m starting to realise that my expectations and experiences are not shared by the vast majority of the population and that an increased numbers of Wizard World style conventions will increase the acceptability and appeal of comics to a population, even if that population is only on hand to see Xander and Spike. … I’d argue that the focus on celebrities past and present at Wizard/Creation shows is not driving attention to the comics publishers who do exhibit at these shows, so without some kind of support — even Shamus says that the reason there was such minimal comics programming is because attendees weren’t interested in it — it might not be a cost effective marketing push.

Thor gets DOUBLE RAINBOW — oh my Norse god!

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Tweet Two sold-out issues of THOR by the awesome Roger Langridge are being combined into a portmanteau, dubbed a “Double Rainbow.” The cover by Chris Samnee is sadly devoid of an actual double rainbow, however, so we can’t start whooping and hollering at it. Marvel is pleased to announce that both Thor: The Mighty Avenger […]

True Blood Recap: A Whole New Dimension of Fairy Tale Trash

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TweetSeason 3/Episode 10:  I Smell a Rat Episode nine ended with some bloody messes to clean up. Franklin’s entrails were all over the Merlotte’s parking lot, Calvin’s face looked like he’d just gotten back from a Gathering of the Juggalos, and Russell pretty much destroyed any hope of the VRA passing when he ripped out that newscaster’s […]

Briefs & Boxers! 08/22/10

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This week: Kieron Gillen on the prospects of more PHONOGRAM; Axel Alonso on that X-Men crossover with the vampires; and the conclusion of EX MACHINA.

Hero Initiative announces Dick Giordano Humanitarian of the Year Award

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Via PR, as alluded to in an earlier post, the Hero Initiative is introducing a new award to be presented at the Harveys on Saturday, Dick Giordano Humanitarian of the Year Award.

Kibbles ‘n’ Bits — 8/23/10

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Slow news time, but here are a few bits and bobs of news.

Nice Art: Sistine Lanterns

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Add up these BRIGHTEST DAY covers by Ryan Sook, with help from Fernando Pasarin, Joel Gomez and Jim Lee and you get a nice Michelangelo pastiche. (Click for larger version)

Dean Haspiel, Emmy winner

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They said it couldn’t be done but at Saturday’s Creative Arts Emmys, Dean Haspiel was a winner in the Main Title Design category for Bored to Death, along with collaborators Tom Barham, Marci Ichimura, and Anthony Santoro. Haspiel is shown here with series creator Jonathan Ames and their Emmy.

Other nerdcentric winners were Neil Patrick Harris for Glee, Robot Chicken for Outstanding Short-format Animated Program and Isaiah Mustafa for the best Commercial, The Man Your Man Could Smell Like. And of course, Betty White.

Chicago Wizard wrap-up: The Blagojevich Show

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It’s hard to find much coverage about this weekend’s Chicago Comic-Con/Wizard World Chicago that didn’t involve disgraced former Illinois Governor Rod Blagojevich. That was definitely THE big story, from his meeting with Ethan van Sciver to his encounter with Adam West and an attempt to steal the Batmobile.