Preview: Codename Action #4

Layout 1

CODENAME: ACTION #4 (of 6) Chris Roberson (w) Jonathan Lau (a) Jae Lee, Jonathan Lau (c) FC • 32 pages • $3.99 • Teen+ Operative 1001 has managed to locate the hidden headquarters of the shadowy organization that is driving the world to the brink of war. But even if he manages to rescue Operator […]

Dynamite Friday Pre-vinterview: Chris Roberson on Doc Savage

DocSavage01-Cov-Ross.jpg

Yet anther big debut this week for Dynamite with the new DOC SAVAGE written by the always insightful Chris Roberson. Robert Napton asks the questions: Q: Hi, Chris, Doc Savage has a long history: pulps, radio, novels, comics, film. What influences did you decide to draw upon for this new comic series? ROBERSON: The principle […]

Rob Thomas working on iZombie Show for CW

izomb

Deadline have announced that Rob Thomas, the creator of shows like Veronica Mars and Party Down, will next be moving onto a TV adaptation of Chris Roberson and Mike Allred’s iZombie. Written for Vertigo Comics, the series focused on Gwen, a zombie-woman who can pass for human so long as she eats a nice brain […]

NYCC ’13: Dark Horse Announce Relaunch of the Alien/Predator/Prometheus Franchise

aliens1989series2

So there were a few announcements we missed out on covering over the weekend, because we were on-site and not at home, updating as things happened. I’ll try to go through some of the more notable things we missed out on! Starting off with the news that Dark Horse will be relaunching their range of […]

Doc Savage Returns at Dynamite with Chris Roberson and Bilquis Evely

savage1

Dynamite Day concludes with the most excellent news that Chris Roberson and Bilquis Evely will be the new creative team for a Doc Savage series starting in December. With covers from John Cassaday and – of course – Alex Ross – the series will start off in 1939 and then slowly start moving towards the […]

The Beat Comic Reviews for 28/11/12: My Little Pony and Hellblazer, together at last!

nov1

This week saw a number of big comic releases from Marvel and DC, but who cares when this was the week My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic #1 came out? PONIES, you guys! Ponies all over the place. This week I’ll be reviewing My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic #1, Hellblazer #297, Gambit #6 and Masks […]

Monkeybrain Pledge all November Profits to The Hero Initiative

monkeybrain

  Chris Roberson, co-founder of the digital publisher Monkeybrain Comics, has put out an open letter today explaining that for the whole of November, all profits made by the company will be donated directly to The Hero Initative. Along with Allison Baker, Roberson set up the company earlier this year as a way to put […]

Hey! Memorial returns as a fortnightly digital series

tumblr_mbbsc0vR4r1qe1s3ko1_400

By Steve Morris IDW announced today that the second story set in the universe of Chris Roberson and Rich Ellis’ Memorial series is to be released as a digital series via Comixology. And, hey, that starts today, with the first chapter up right now. One of the most entertaining fantasy stories of the last year, the […]

SDCC 2012: Monkeybrain announces seven new titles

beat-default

San Diego Comic-Con continues! Here’s a look at the announcements made last weekend by Allison Baker and Chris Roberson’s digital publisher, Monkeybrain Comics.

SDCC 2012 Image Announce Even More Comics Than You Could Ever Believe

beat-default

Image have announced at least seven more titles today, from creators like Emma Rios, Chris Roberson, Joe Casey, Darick Roberson, Greg Rucka, KellySue DeConnick, James Robinson and Matt Fraction.

Chris Roberson's exit interview

beat-default

The Comics Journal jumps right back in the fray with an exit interview with Chris Roberson, who uses the occasion to express thoughts Twitter cannot contain. According to Roberson, his distaste with BEFORE WATCHMEN was stated in podcasts, but no one picked it up until his tweets were posted. The whole thing is one big must-read, but here are some quite nice statements that no one can possibly take issue with in the comment section:

Chris Roberson no longer writing FAIREST arc

beat-default

Unsurprisingly, after his public statement on not working with DC over their ethical practices towards creators yesterday, it turns out Chris Roberson’s arc on FAIREST, the FABLES spin-off, will not get written.