Posts tagged with comic-news

May 8 2014

Up and coming TV

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Loads of book-related TV news has come out this week, including the fact that NBC has green-lit a new adaptation of DC Comics' Hellblazer (to be called Constantine, like the 2005 Keanu Reeves movie), more info about the CW's upcoming take on the comic iZombie, and...

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May 6 2014

Ben McKenzie's real estate-based TV streak continues

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I'm super excited about FOX's upcoming Gotham, which recently released its "Official Extended Trailer". I like both Ben McKenzie and Donal Logue, and seeing all the baby versions of Batman's various villains is fun. It's amazing, though: as soon as wee Batman introduces himself...

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Apr 15 2014

Alien monkeys!

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According to THR, Twentieth Century Fox has picked up Mark Millar's comic Superior, intending to transform it into a big-screen adaptation produced by Matthew Vaughn. The comic ran for seven issues and centers around a 12-year-old boy who has recently been diagnosed with multiple sclerosis...

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Apr 14 2014

MetaMaus, by Art Spiegelman

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I've had a copy of Art Spiegelman's MetaMaus gathering dust on my to-be-read bookshelf for almost three years now. I have always hesitated to review it, believing that Spiegelman's most devoted fans probably leapt upon it like starving lions the moment it was published, and suspecting that it would be of little interest to anyone else. I still think that's true, frankly, but as more universities and high schools assign Maus in their classrooms, it seems increasingly possible...

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Apr 8 2014

Stand down

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If you, like me, sincerely loathe perpetual romantic waffler Archie Andrews, you've probably seen all those exciting "Archie to Die!" headlines. Don't get your hopes up, guys: according to CNN, the only Archie who is going to shuffle off this mortal coil is the star of the Life With Archie comics, a spin-off series that...

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Mar 25 2014

Sign me up

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The second trailer is out for X-Men: Days of Future Past, and I am so excited. Sure, I'll be there for the new Captain America movie... but I'll be thinking of X-Men. Everything about this speaks to me: the shamelessly melodramatic music, the glowering faces, the Buffy-esque power strides...

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Mar 20 2014

In a word: gross

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I don't know why I'm so offended by the idea of a big-budget CGI Peanuts movie. I don't have particularly fond memories of the comics, and the strip has obviously inspired plenty of animated adaptations, but...

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Mar 4 2014

The man-pretty version of James Gordon

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I didn't even realize Warner Bros. was making a "Batman-less Batman series", but io9 has casting news for it: in the upcoming FOX TV show Gotham, David Mazouz has been cast as the preteen Bruce Wayne, and acting newcomer Camren Bicondova has been cast as Selina Kyle. The press release emphasizes that this is meant to be the origin story of Commissioner James Gordon, not Batman, so...

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Feb 20 2014

Sign me up

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The first full-length Guardians of the Galaxy trailer was just released, and I'm telling you: I will be there with bells on. It looks like it will focus on the stuff Marvel has done really well recently (Jokes! Violence! Aliens!), and minimize the amount of existential brooding* currently bogging down the Avengers superheroes...

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Feb 4 2014

Awards season, comics 'verse

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Publishers Weekly recently posted a nice summary of the 41st Festival International de la Bande Desinée in Angoulême, France. Calvin and Hobbes creator Bill Watterson won the 2014 Grand Prix (basically a lifetime achievement award), despite the fact that he is extremely unlikely to...

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Nov 7 2013

The Addams family to ride again?

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According to Variety, MGM is looking to produce an animated film based on the long-running Addams Family cartoons created by Charles Addams...

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Nov 7 2013

A step towards awareness

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I am ridiculously excited by this idea: Sweden is introducing a new rating to its movie theaters based on the famous "Bechdel test", which requires a movie (or book or TV show or whatever) to include...

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Oct 31 2013

Superheroism

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In additional comic book news, DC Comics has hired Toronto cartoonist Jeff Lemire to create a new title inspired by a teenage girl from James Bay, Canada. The 15-year-old girl in question, Shannen Koostachin, was a member of the Attawapiskat First Nation who advocated for equitable education funding for native children...

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Oct 29 2013

Everyone I know is getting this for Christmas.

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At long, looooong last, Allie Brosh's Hyperbole and a Half book has finally arrived! The book was originally supposed to come out last fall, but...

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Jul 3 2013

Better this than more Miami Vice

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There is more screen-to-comic news today, this bit making far more sense than yesterday's announcement: according to THR, Dark Horse Entertainment publisher Mike Richardson has hinted that Ridley Scott's Alien prequel Prometheus may continue in comic book form...

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Jul 2 2013

I cannot believe there's a demand for this.

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Sometimes, life is an incomprehensible mystery. According to THR, someone decided it would be a good idea to revive five shows from the NBC line-up of the early 1980s as digital comics: Knight Rider, Airwolf, Miami Vice, Punky Brewster, and Saved by the Bell...

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Apr 25 2013

Never again, Marvel. I do not forget.

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Marvel's 2011 Thor movie is, bar none, my least favorite superhero movie ever. To be fair, I liked Chris Helmsworth's enjoyably dim portrayal of the title character, Tom Hiddleston's campy take on Loki, and Kat Dennings's sunny performance as Natalie Portman's assistant. Unfortunately, literally every other character sucked...

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Feb 14 2013

I disapprove.

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Man, one piece of good news giveth a Valentine's Day warm and fuzzy feeling; one piece of bad news taketh it away...

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Oct 15 2012

Maybe for my birthday?

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Today's Google Doodle is the prettiest one I've ever seen. It was inspired by the 107th anniversary of Winsor McCay's surreal comic strip Little Nemo, and it's both interactive and absolutely gorgeous...

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Aug 27 2012

Geriatric superhero romance

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Well, it's finally happened: DC Comics has announced the official romantic pairing of Superman and Wonder Woman. I'd worry about the feelings of Lois Lane and... whoever that dude was that Wonder Woman has been stuck with for decades, but let's face it: I don't care...

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Aug 16 2012

Joe Kubert: 1926-2012

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Another obituary to post this week, sadly: Joe Kubert, one of comic books' most respected and prolific artists, died last Sunday at the age of 85. In addition to his long and successful career as an artist and writer, in 1976 Kubert and his wife co-founded the Kubert School, the only accredited trade school devoted entirely to cartooning...

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Aug 9 2012

The (still) walking dead

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According to THR.com, Robert Kirkman’s comic-turned-TV-show-turned-video-game The Walking Dead will live on in yet another incarnation: a Facebook social media game...

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Jun 21 2012

The end of an era

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Yesterday, NPR posted a loving tribute to Matt Groening's weekly alt-comic Life in Hell, which ended last Saturday after 1,669(!) installments and more than 30 years...

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May 8 2012

What's next?

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Given the massive success of The Avengers, NextMovie has put together a speculative list of Marvel projects that might be turned into movies, ranging in likelihood from "Start Buying Your Tickets" to "Never Going to Happen"...

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Apr 27 2012

Just a reminder...

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Don't forget, guys, next Saturday (May 5, 2012) is Free Comic Book Day.

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Apr 11 2012

Will lightning strike twice?

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AMC is so happy with the success of their adaptation of Robert Kirkman's comic book series The Walking Dead that they've picked up his latest project for development, too...

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Apr 3 2012

SPOILER: Now they're going to be aliens

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NPR just posted an article about the angry response to the prospect of a Michael Bay-produced "reboot" of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles franchise. Now, I understand people being irritated over the the prospect of a Michael Bay-produced anything...

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Feb 13 2012

Return of the Comic Gods

Thanks to all those males ages 18-34 who watched the Super Bowl, several exciting-looking action movie trailers have been released recently. Behold:

The Amazing Spiderman


It doesn't look bad, per se, but was this movie really... necessary? I mean, the last Tobey Maguire version just came out five years ago.

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Jan 17 2012

Because she's not meant to be a sex kitten

I'm never going to be a Stieg Larsson fan, but I was pleased to see that DC's Vertigo imprint will be handling the upcoming Girl With The Dragon Tattoo comic book adaptation, if for no other reaso...

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Oct 13 2011

Charlaine Harris gets graphic

GalleyCat informs me that Charlaine Harris has inked a deal with Ace Books to produce a three-volume graphic novel series called Cemetery Girl. The books will be co-written with Christopher Golde...

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