This is BAD. This is worse then the time I was kidnapped by Mermen and forced to fight in gladiatorial combat against swordfish, narwhals and squid. This is worse than the time I was freakishly teleported to outer space to take part in humiliating intergalactic Fraternity hazing rituals for posh alien jerks. Dare I say [...]
By Unkiedev The internet, Comic Book’s hotter, younger brother, is flapping its gums all over the place about a reported (and only rumored) Watchmen prequel comic book series to be published at DC helmed by the steady hand of Darwyn Cooke. There are as many questions to ask here as there are cyanide capsules in [...]
By Chris Troy I like Jack Kirby as much as the next guy, but I really don’t feel the need for New York to be experiencing Kamandi: The Last Boy (available in an omnibus) -like conditions. The store will be closing at 2pm on Saturday, and chances are it won’t be open on Sunday because, [...]
I hope everyone is excited as I am about I Zombie volume 1 Dead To The World hitting shelves this Wednesday. Ok, it’s about a zombie, so I obviously don’t have to sell you on it (face it kid we know you love dem zombies) but at least let me tell you a little about [...]
Three things have happened, and where they intersect is a fascinating statement on our beloved institution, the comic book. The first is innocent enough: 1. FREE COMIC BOOK DAY COMICS HAVE BEEN ANNOUNCED. Many titles have been announced for 2011’s Free Comic Book Day on May 7th, including a new revamp of Richie Rich, a [...]
Comic books are all the rage, and tomorrow’s star of the printed page will be the next big thing on the silver screen! Yep, Hollywood money is whipping up every able-bodied creator into a creative tizzy. WHO will create the next Iron Man, Batman and Jonah Hex so that they can be watered down into unrecognizable action figure grade silhouettes of themselves for a feckless public to mass consume?
Stan Lee had many astonishing insights as to what would sell comic books, not the least of which was to pander to his audience.
“If my merry band of Marvel marchers are nothing more than lily livered teenage freakazoids,” He must have thought, “Then I’ll make half the heroes in the pantheon of Marvel teenage milksops, too!”
Comics Rumormonger-In-Chief, Rich Johnston reports that holders of Jack Kirby’s Estate are preparing to sue Disney in reaction to the Mouse House’s acquisition of Marvel. The legal action Kirby’s Estate has taken is serving notice that the blockbuster deal terminates copyright of all of Kirby’s creations with Marvel. Those creations being pretty obvious: the Fantastic [...]
“Writing about music is like dancing about architecture – it’s a really stupid thing to want to do.” -Elvis Costello An anonymous email received in response to last week’s column- wherein I recalled the laughable early 90s art of Rob Liefeld with reverent regards to the schlocky comic stories purveyed at the time, that nevertheless [...]