Posts tagged with comic-news

Oct 12 2011

Glutton for punishment

I thought Thor was, bar none, the worst movie I have seen all year, so I'm wondering if my affection for the first Ironman movie will be enough to make The Avengers bearable. We'll see when the r...

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Sep 8 2011

Eggs in one basket

The Times has posted an article about Scott Snyder, the writer chosen to reboot two key titles in the DC Comics franchise—Swamp Thing and Batman. There are more details on the Batman front than S...

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Aug 15 2011

Comic book cakelets

If you're a Marvel Comics fan with a steady hand and an affinity for baking, it might be worth spending $36 for this Marvel Cakelet Pan from Williams Sonoma. My cake-decorating skills, sadly, ar...

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Jul 21 2011

Takes all kinds

As we have frequently mentioned, we here at Wordcandy do not enjoy stories that feature suffering animals. That includes allegorical animals, which is why we've never been big fans of Art Spiegel...

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Jul 11 2011

Tintin for the 21st century?

I will never, ever, ever stop finding motion-capture stuff creepy, but I'll probably see this anyhow:It helps that it's based on a cartoon, so the characters aren't supposed to look super-realisti...

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May 31 2011


Last week, The Beat posted the cover image for Yen Press's upcoming Twilight: The Graphic Novel #2, and it is, frankly, hilarious. Behold:It's possible that Yen will shell out for a print job tha...

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May 12 2011


Someone has done a really, really good job mashing together last spring's Watchmen movie adaptation with the new My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic cartoon.

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May 12 2011

Wonder Woman: DOA?

Did David Kelley's oft-altered Wonder Woman reboot fail to make the cut at NBC? Variety thinks so. Too bad, because I hear the writers had toned down all the Ally McBeal-style fluttering and uppe...

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Apr 21 2011

Getting out the vote

According to The Comics Beat, you can check out Jim Rugg and Brian Maruca’s Eisner Award-nominated comic book Afrodisiac for free. The book is currently between printings, so its publisher has po...

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Apr 8 2011

Take that, Glee.

Kevin Keller, the first openly gay character in the Archie 'verse, is getting his own miniseries. According to the New York Post, the four-issue series will "[Explain] how Keller arrived in River...

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Mar 16 2011

RASL on the big screen?

According to The Beat, Jeff Smith's trippy sci-fi/noir series RASL is being developed into a feature film. Several things about this idea concern me: A) The film adaptation of Smith's infinitely ...

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Mar 9 2011

Bone goes upscale

If you really, really, really love Jeff Smith's Bone, you might want to start saving your money now. Three new, full-color, one-volume editions of Bone will be released later this year. There wi...

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Mar 8 2011

At least Harrison Ford looks like he's having fun

I'm about three months behind the times, but I finally got around to watching the Cowboys and Aliens trailer, and I have to say, I'm pretty stoked about it:It was originally reported that Robert D...

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Feb 15 2011

Goodbye, Lois Lane.

According to Publishers Weekly's The Beat, Joanne Siegel, widow of Superman co-creator Jerry Siegel and and the woman who inspired the Lois Lane character, passed away yesterday. Siegel was 93, a...

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Feb 11 2011

X-men... back in the day

Okay, forget the Captain America stuff. This I'm excited about:

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Feb 7 2011

Like a Ken doll on steriods

I don't know why, but I'm totally excited about this, even though I actually found the beefed-up version of Chris Evans a little off-putting. (Hey, those mega-shoulders make his head look tiny.) ...

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Feb 2 2011

Wonder Woman pining in her pajamas?

Here's hoping this description of David E. Kelley's script for his upcoming Wonder Woman TV show is grossly exaggerating things. Or a joke. Or something. Because that just sounds embarrassing.

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Jan 20 2011

Just what the interior designer ordered

The fine people at Bluewater Productions have expanded their booming line of biographical comics to include the affianced pair of Prince William and Kate Middleton. Behold:And just think: if you ...

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Jan 4 2011

The Green Lantern flexes for the big screen

I have my doubts about this Green Lantern trailer: It looks seriously hokey, and I've never really been into the whole golden-child appeal of either Blake Lively or Ryan Reynolds. However, my ...

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Oct 19 2010

RIP, comic book guy

In a horrible bit of comics news, New York police say a 77-year-old man named Homer Marciniak died of a heart attack after being beaten by thieves who had broken into his home to steal his valuabl...

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Sep 2 2010

Don't do it, guys.

A television adaptation of Neil Gaiman's The Sandman series, created without involvement by the author?This, dear readers, is a Very Bad Idea.

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Aug 27 2010

The Walking Dead on AMC

Behold, the trailer's out for the upcoming AMC zombie series The Walking Dead, based on the comic book of the same name by writer Robert Kirkman and artist Tony Moore. Enjoy... but not right befo...

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Aug 12 2010

Cathy, Electra, Irving, and her mother ride off into the sunset...

Ohio cartoonist Cathy Guisewite, the award-winning creator of the comic strip Cathy, has decided to retire her feature as of October 3rd. I can't say I'll truly miss the strip (actually, I'm not ...

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Jul 13 2010

RIP, Harvey Pekar

NPR put together a really nice obit for Harvey Pekar, the author of the American Splendor series, most of which focused on the day-to-day reality of life in Cleveland. Mr. Pekar was found dead in...

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Jul 7 2010

Summer Reading: Kids' Comics Edition

The School Library Journal's blog Good Comics for Kids has published their list of recommended summer reading for 2010, and I agree with about 70% of their suggested titles. (Which isn't a bad r...

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Jul 1 2010

Wonder Woman goes business casual

Starting this week, Wonder Woman will be wearing a new outfit: DC Comics has nixed the superheroine's iconic costume in favor of pants, a shirt, low heels, and a jacket. Oddly, I think she looks ...

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Jun 15 2010

A happy combination

If you're interested in Janet Evanovich's upcoming graphic novel Troublemaker (a continuation of her Alex Barnaby series), you should check out the—mildly NSFW!—Etsy Shop of Joëlle Jones, the illu...

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Jun 1 2010


I didn't hear much about DC Comics' CMX manga line while it was up and running, but now that DC has decided to shut it down it's all over the place. The Beat posted a helpful summary of the many,...

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May 27 2010

So unfair. So very, very unfair.

WHAT IS THIS NONSENSE?As y'all know, I HATED the recent five-issue Marvel comic adaptation of Jane Austen's Pride and Prejudice. So when I saw their next Austen-inspired project (an adaptation of...

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Apr 29 2010

Returned (in part) to the original owner

Newspaper publisher E.W. Scripps Co. is selling the licensing rights for Charles Schulz's 'Peanuts' characters to Iconix Brand Group Inc. (owners of Joe Boxer and London Fog) for a whopping $175 m...

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