Can’t Lose: Indie Cartoonists cover Friday Night Lights

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I’ll admit, I wasn’t expecting a show about small town football culture to be a subject of nostalgia for indie cartoonists, but, hey, this is the social context I was moaning for the other day. Plus Friday Night Lights WAS one of the great TV shows of the Aughts. Thus Melissa Mendes (Freddy Stories) has […]

CW Release Enjoyable Teaser Posters for Arrow Season 2

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It must be great to be a male guest star on Arrow and find that every other male around you is ridiculously stacked. But that seems to be the case, as a new set of teaser posters for season 2 of the show feature all the main male members of the cast… shirtless. YES SHIRTLESS […]

Walking Dead gets a spin-off TV series for 2015 with Kirkman co-producing

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AMC is jumping on the “spin-off” bandwagon. With Breaking Bad ending, a Bob Odenkirk-headlined spinoff called “Better Call Saul” is in the works, although whether anyone will want to revisit the Breaking Bad world after last night’s devastating, bleak, and horrifying “Ozymandias” is anyone’s guess. How dark was “Ozymandias”? It makes The Walking Dead look […]

They’ve Cast Grant Gustin as The Flash

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Setting up the TV pilot for a Flash TV series, The CW appear to have cast actor Grant Gustin – best known for his roles on Broadway and on Glee – as Barry Allen. The character will appear in three episodes of the second season of Arrow, before heading off to a pilot for a […]

Dynamite Launch ‘Grimm’ Miniseries With Jai Nitz and José Malaga

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Continuing on with Baltimore Comic-Con announcements, Dynamite have announced yet another new series, building up what is rapidly becoming a huge list of new projects from the company. This weekend saw the company reveal that Jai Nitz and José Malaga will be the creative team for a five issue miniseries called Grimm: The Warlock, based […]

Badger’s Star Trek Pie Eating Contest from Breaking Bad is already animated

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Although it only aired Sunday night, in a Flash (heh heh get it????) Vulture hired Matt Czap to animate the proposed Star Trek episode pitched in a stoned haze by supprting character Badger. The story involves pie and a transporter, may possibly be a sequel to Stand By Me, and was actually debated for years on the Breaking Bad set.

Fangasm: the new reality TV show that says “Don’t ever play Magic: The Gathering if you ever want to get laid.”

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This is either the end of fandom culture—or the beginning of a glorious new era. The Age of Aquarius, Skyrim edition. A six-week reality TV show from the makers of Jersey Shore that’s about nerds or geeks or whatever they are calling them now. This is the cast: The world of the girl nerds being […]

Finally! A TV Show about Cosplay

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Given the popularity of “Face Off”, the SFX makeup competition show, it was only a matter of time before Cosplay got tome TV time—it’s colorful and obsessive and the people who do it are often very attractive. So SyFy will addHeroes of Cosplay to their lineup following Face Off—it debuts on August 13, right after […]

And the next Doctor Who is…

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The BBC played out the announcement of the new Doctor — the 12th iteration and 13th generation of the beloved SF character. Anglophiles and Whovians are at this moment being treated to a “stand by” on the US feed! WTF? * And Now Zoe Ball is out to present… — and it’s early favorite Peter […]

SDCC’13: Bob Calhoun Vs The Walking Dead Run

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By Bob Calhoun photographs by Rosemary Calhoun   I’m pressed up against the gates of Petco Park in San Diego, waiting for the 6 p.m. wave of “The Walking Dead Escape” to begin. I look over the crowd around me. I spot a few men older than me, but none fatter, and none are older […]

SDCC’13: South Park and the Stick of Truth

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By Nicholas Eskey This year at Comic Con International 2013, we were given a treat to have the South Park show creators Matt Stone and Trey Parker make an appearance for a question and answer panel. Located in the 6CDE rooms, the two men sat down at the long table on the stage (oddly quite […]

SDCC’13: The X-Files 20th Anniversary Panel

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By Nicholas Eskey This year marks the 20th anniversary of a certain ground-breaking television series (which spawned two movies) called “The X-Files.” You might have heard of the program, unless you lived in the woods, under a rock. Any who, for those of us that have indeed heard of it and might have caught an […]

So what does Alan Moore think of that LoEG TV show anyway?

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EW’s Geoff Boucher caught up with Alan Moore and asked him about the upcoming League of Extraordinary Gentlemen TV pilot, and incredibly, he thinks it’s bollocks: After pausing a beat for emphasis he added: “The announcement that there is a League of Extraordinary Gentlemen television series hasn’t caused me to drastically alter my opinions. Now […]

Fox orders League of Extraordinary Gentlemen TV pilot with eye to series

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You know how warm and cuddly and special Alan Moore gets when they makes movies from his work? Well imagine how happy and chipper he’ll be if there is a weekly League of Extraordinary Gentlemen TV show on Fox. THR is reporting that Fox—which produced the generally petrifyingly awful LOEG movie, a film so misguided […]

Spike and Geico are looking for real life superheroes for a new TV show — here’s how to apply

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Another reality show about people who are real life superheroes? (Stan Lee did it already.) Yep. It will air on Spike, and they will be casting it at this year’s Comic-Con. All details about how to apply are below. One thing you need to know — what is your superpower. I’d enter but I’m not […]

A Fables film is in development

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Fables, the richly intricate fairy-tales-in-the-modern-world comic created by Bill Willingham and various, was first denied and perhaps “tributed” in an attempted TV series version, but it’s back on the Hollywood radar as a feature film. Danish director Nikolaj Arcel (A Royal Affair) and screenwriter Jeremy Slater are attached—Slater’s previous credits include working on the Fantastic […]