One accusation thrown at DC is that their comics are very stern, and there’s little room for silliness and fun jokes in their Universe. And it’s an accusation which does tend to hit the Batman books hardest, given that arguably one of the themes of the franchise is “stern hero punches joke-tellers”. Batman’s villains are […]
Or rather, as seen in this gorgeous Peter Gross/Mark Buckingham-drawn teaser image, the cast of Fables literally drag Tommy Taylor into their world. Vertigo have released this promo for May’s issue #50 of Mike Carey’s excellent series, kicking off an arc which will see the book head into the world of Bill WIllingham’s Fables, […]
In case you missed last night’s PBS documentary on Superheroes, you can watch it above—or at this link if the embed isn’t working. The program includes Wizard World all-star festival of folks like Lou Ferrigno, Burt Ward, Adam West and Lynda Carter talking about playing superheroes. They are all veteran charmers, and when we have a spare 53 minutes, we plan on watching the whole thing. A supporting webpage has background and stills—such as the above one of Julie Newmar as Catwoman—and some extra videos.
Oh boy, so much TCAF news! If you didn’t want to go before, you will now. The show will beheld May 11-12 at the Toronto Reference Library.
I guess all the Superfolks are still involved in this “H’El on Earth” storyline, which finds Supers Man, Boy and Girl battling a evil alien named H’El. It all wraps up in Superman #17, which is out next month, and DC released some pencils by Kenneth Rocafort to get everyone in the mood for the finale:
§ The 25 Comic Books You Need To Read Before You Die — this piece should be called “The 25 Vertigo Comics you Need to Read Before Your Library Card Expires” but not a terrible list for what it is.
It seems that Hollywood studios are now so desperate for material that they are turning to smart, nuanced graphic novels with intelligence and insight for material. To wit: New Regency has optioned PYONGYANG, the first in French-Canadian cartoonist Guy Delisle’s acclaimed series of travelogues/social commentary. The book concerns his sojourn in North Korea while working on […]
I’ve been informed that despite 2013 Comic-Con professional badge registration being shut down yesterday that was only a logistical consideration, and you can in fact apply for you pro badge right now. There is not an infinite supply, but there are many available. So get in there.
Titan Comics, surging up like a dinosaur from a swarm of sleeping butterflies (that’ll make sense in a second, promise), have sent out some promotional material regarding the July launch of Stuart Jennett’s Chronos Commandos. A four-issue miniseries, the story (completely created by Jennett) sees the aforementioned Commandos fight dinosaurs, as they struggle to save […]
For those of you that don’t have cable or watch television, CBR broke the heart breaking news that Green Lantern and Young Justice was not renewed for another season to make room for Beware the Batman and Teen Titans Go! There are some die hard fanboys and girls are not going to let the Warner Bros. studio […]
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