The Ignatz Award nominees for Small Press Expo were announced, and the winners will be announced September 26, 2009. The Beat notes that the nominees were chosen by jury, and at least two jurors are nominees. Outstanding Artist Tim Hensley, Mome (Fantagraphics), Kramer’s Ergot #7 (Buenaventura) Nate Powell, Swallow Me Whole (Top Shelf) Richard Sala, [...]
As we’re winding closer to the end of Russell T. Davies run on Doctor Who more and more interviews are popping up featuring the two. This one done with BoingBoing TV’s Richard Metzger and gives a slight spoiler as to what happens in the last episodes of iconic series.
Yesterday, the New York Post told a story about two brothers who bought $500, 000 in collector comic books as a front for their meth business. Police seized comic books worth at least $500,000 while arresting Aaron Castro, 29, of Commerce City and Alfonzo Castro, 30, of Denver, Colorado Attorney General John Suthers said. “It [...]
For a bit of a change of pace, I’m going to talk video games. Tonight, at midnight, the very fresh game, Batman Arkham Asylum becomes available at Gamestop. I reserved my copy weeks ago, and recently downloaded the demo to my XBOX 360. To say that this game is awesome, would be putting it mildly. [...]
The director of my favorite movie may end up directing the script by Chuck creator Josh Schwartz for the X-Men film reboot, “X-Men: First Class,” according to MTV’s Splash Page. It has been a well-known fact that Bryan Singer has regretted leaving the X-Men film franchise that he helped take off after “X2: X-Men United.” Since his [...]
Jeff “Jahfurry” Newelt announced today that SMITH Magazine will be doing online, every-other-week Harvey Pekar comics, titled The Pekar Project. I never thought I’d see the day that Pekar would even know how to access the Internet, but it looks like today is that day. From the announcement, courtesy of the good Sir Mr. Newelt: [...]
Marvel’s first motion comic arrived earlier this week, and I just viewed it. Written by Brian Michael Bendis and drawn by Alex Maleev this stripped down if not disconcerting 10 minute static animation was enjoyable, but weird to look at. We follow Jessica Drew, recovering from post-Skrull Invasion and has been contracted by Agent Brand [...]
The people behind the “I’m a Marvel, I’m a DC,” completely awesome short videos tackled the Ryan Reynolds playing Deadpool and Green Lantern issue and handled it totally awesome. Like Topless Robot said: Frankly, I’m ready for Marvel to just give these guys a Deadpool comic series. Or let them write the script for the [...]
I am a colossal Venture Bros. fan. Next to Robot Chicken, the show is the reason why I continue to have a television. I simply can’t go without either. So, earlier today Adult Swim gave us a preview of the new Venture Bros. season. Looks like the usual total brilliance. Trailer Addict released a trailer [...]
Because he has yet another movie to write! According to the Hollywood Reporter, Johns has been brought on to co-write another draft of the Shazam! screenplay. Actor-turned-writer Bill Birch has been tapped to reboot “Shazam!,” Warners’ adaptation of a DC Comics series featuring Captain Marvel. Geoff Johns, one of the three DC Comics heavyweights hired [...]
On Monday, Master of all that is Forbidden Planet, Jeff Ayers and I went out for a drink post Eli Roth signing. Jeff had the three volumes of some original Antonio Prohias works from his 26-year run on “Spy vs Spy,” the strip featured in Mad Magazine. We began reminiscing about the strip. Looking back, [...]
Actually, let me clarify here: I’ve always rooted for Riverdale to be invaded by giant robots hell-bent on death and destruction, the human survivors huddled in bunkers crying their eyes out, Jughead starved to the point of eating his own flesh, and Mr. Weatherbee a post-apocalyptic badass with a cybernetic arm… But barring that I’ve always rooted for Veronica to end up with Archie (I like brunettes, what can I say?).
My only quam? Papa Lodge offers Archie a job, VP of Lodge Oil Holdings. Dopus accepts, despite having no qualifications and no idea what the gig entails, and you know that’s gonna spell T-R-O-U-B-L-E in Riverdale City.
Jughead should totally make his move on Betty now, btw.
For your consideration: Brian Austin Green as Metallo on Smallville. Mickey Rourke as Whiplash in Iron Man 2. Heh. Well, this is awkward. No, not that the fact that the former 90210 alum is sticking close to something that he previously did on Sarah Conner Chronicles BUT the fact that he looks so much like [...]
Eli Roth, Inglourious Basterds star and writer/director of the Hostel movies gave us a moment to talk to him during Monday’s signing. We discussed the obvious topic of working with Quentin Tarantino, his next film project and his thoughts on comic books. On working with the exuberant Tarantino, Roth said its been a different experience [...]
I’ve always said that goatees are a thing of the 90s, and now anyone who rocks them is horribly lost in the past. In today’s day, its either full beard or nothing in my mind. In yesterday’s Variety, James Vanderbilt (left) has signed on to write Spider-Man 5 and Spider-Man 6. Apparently, Vanderbilt had the [...]