Posts tagged with comic-news

Dec 17 2008

Achewood fans take note:

Today's the last day you can buy stuff from the Achewood online shop and have it delivered by December 25th—and note, too, that Mr. Onstad does his best to support "those even less fortunate than ...

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Dec 15 2008

X-Men Origins: Wolverine trailer is up and running.

Seriously, casting Hugh Jackman in this role? Best. Decision. Ever.Because I'm pretty sure nobody else would have a snowball's chance in hell of selling it.

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Dec 12 2008

Hellblazer for the holidays!

John Constantine: Hellblazer is hitting issue #250 (the first Vertigo title to do so), and they're celebrating with a veritable feast of guest authors, including Wordcandy favorite China Miéville....

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Dec 12 2008

Contest news for the 14-and-under crowd

Nickelodeon Magazine has listed the nominees for its first Comics Awards, and now through the end of December, kids ages 14 and under can vote for their favorites, and two lucky readers will win a...

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Dec 9 2008

Fables on TV?

Zap2it is reporting that Bill Willingham's comic book series Fables has a pilot deal with ABC. The pilot will be written by Raven Metzner and Stu Zicherman (Six Degrees), and directed by Heroes' ...

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Dec 3 2008

Pick your poison: Watchmen or The Spirit?

Which glossy, violent, mildly pretentious-looking comic book adaptation tickles your fancy? This one? Or this?Neither? Both? I'm voting for Watchmen. I have yet to actually enjoy an Alan Moore ...

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Nov 18 2008

We've got movie news coming out of our ears.

Media blog Buzzsugar has posted a ton of literary film-adaptation news in the past few days:*Children's book illustrator Gris Grimly will be directing a movie adaptation of Pinocchio, based on a b...

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Jul 28 2008

Red Sonja news, part II

They've released the poster for that upcoming Red Sonja adaptation I was talking about, and it looks about as classy as you'd expect:...uh, yeah. I guess that settles the "Is it going to be a hig...

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Jul 16 2008

Speaking of cons...

...news coverage of the San Diego Comic-Con (July 24-27) is kicking into gear. Variety has two interesting articles up--one focusing on Hollywood's interest in the convention, and another on two ...

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Jun 30 2008

Just what the world needs!

Variety is reporting that actress Rose McGowan is going to star in a remake of the atrociously bad eighties film Red Sonja.For those of you who haven't seen the original, Red Sonja was a nearly un...

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Jun 17 2008

The Middleman

I don't have cable, and even if I DID have cable, I probably wouldn't be watching ABC Family... but now I might have to start. In addition to those upcoming Meg Cabot adaptations*, ABC Family's a...

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Jun 5 2008

Runaways: the movie

According to The Hollywood Reporter, Marvel's Runaways series will be getting its very own film adaptation sometime in the (probably very distant) future. Series creator Brian K. Vaughan is writin...

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Jun 3 2008

Expanding the empire

According to Variety, Disney's plans for Kingdom Comics are progressing nicely. This new division will develop graphic novels for film adaptation (and turn past live-action films into comics). It...

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Apr 28 2008

Just a reminder...

Don't forget, gentle readers, this upcoming Saturday is Free Comic Book Day, which means you're going to want to shop early and shop often!Click here for more details--there's some good stuff this...

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Feb 4 2008

Comic news round-up

Publishers Weekly recently published an interview with indie comic god Jeff Smith. Click here to read more about Smith's upcoming title RASL, a quarterly series PW describes as "a blend of science...

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Jun 28 2007

Evildoers beware

Mark your calendars--The Tick Vs: Season Two is due out on DVD on August 7th! Its $34.99 price tag is a little painful, but this gloriously strange mid-nineties cartoon is totally worth it.

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May 15 2007

Now with pictures

We're very excited to see that there's going to be a graphic novel adaptation of Eoin Colfer's first Artemis Fowl book, due out in October. According to Colfer's website, the book will be a faith...

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May 10 2007

Archie goes East

I hear that there's a possibility of an Indian version of the long-running Archie comic books. Apparently, Archie's pretty hot in India, and its publishers are thinking of releasing a culturally-...

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May 4 2007

Hey, I did remember

As promised, a reminder--tomorrow is Free Comic Book Day, people (and my buddy Patrick says there's some good stuff this year). Get thee to a comic book store and demand (politely) that they turn...

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Apr 17 2007

Achewood teaches us about wine.

Achewood.com, home to Chris Onstad's awesomely surreal webcomic of the same name about the group of anthropomorphic toys, robots, and animals that live at 62 Achewood Court, now offers The Achewoo...

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Apr 12 2007

Free Comic Book Day is coming soon...

Remember, gentle readers, Free Comic Book Day is coming up on May 5th. I don't know much about this year's titles, but there's one titled The Umbrella Academy that features cover art by the pheno...

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Mar 14 2007

Get thee to a comic book store

Today's the release date for the new Buffy the Vampire Slayer comic book! I'm not sure how this whole season-eight-in-comic-book-form is going to work out (I was underwhelmed by the Serenity grap...

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Feb 22 2007

I can't believe I'm typing this...

...but I am actually about to recommend a Marvel comic book.Runaways is unexpectedly awesome. This series, about a group of teenagers who discover that their respectable California parents are le...

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Feb 20 2007

Northanger Abbey

Artist Anne Timmons and writer Trina Robbins are doing a graphic novel adaptation of Jane Austen's Northanger Abbey as part of a collection for the Graphic Classics line. Details are sketchy, but...

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Jan 22 2007

Chin up.

According to my mother, who saw it on the news, today is supposed to be the gloomiest day of the year. The weather tends to be bad, Christmas bills are due, and most people have broken their New ...

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Jan 18 2007

Classier and classier...

Zenescope Entertainment is offering another twist on the popular revamped fairytale genre: an R-rated comic book version! Doesn't their "Grimm Fairy Tales" series look delightful?Dude, that's ful...

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Jan 17 2007

Shojo exhibit hits DC

The international touring exhibit "Girl Power! Girls' Comics from Japan" is coming to Washington D.C. on January 30th. Curated by Dr. Masami Toku, Associate Professor of Art and Art History at C...

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Jan 12 2007

Holy cow--is she smiling?

Unable to get Sarah Michelle Gellar to stop looking like a wet week, Joss Whedon has turned to comic books to continue his story. Behold: Buffy the Vampire Slayer's season eight, coming soon to a...

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Nov 27 2006

It's not the lack of girl-friendly comics, it's the lack of girl-friendly comic stores.

The New York Times has an article up about DC's upcoming "Minx" imprint, due to be unleashed next May. Minx will be a line of graphic novels (seven titles are planned for release in 2007) aimed a...

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Oct 21 2006

Guilty Pleasures

Check 'em out! The long-awaited Anita Blake comic book was released this week. While I could not bring myself to actually go out and spend my hard-earned money on one, I was able to find some sam...

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