I like the Franklin Richards series produced by Marvel and written by Marc Sumerak and Chris Eliopoulos, with art by Eeliopoulos. It reminds me a lot of Clavin and Hobbes, if Calvin were a super son of a genius, and if Hobbes were a robot. Lots of fun in this latestest edition, and Major Spoilers has a sneak peek just for you.
Here is the New Comic Release list for comics scheduled to be in stores February 21, 2007. There may be items on this list that are not shipped at the last minute, or new material may be added. Check with your local retailer for more details. Thanks to Collector’s Pair of Dice and Diamond Comics Distributors for assisting in the building of this list. This list was last updated February 19, 2007.
New York Comic Con is this weekend and Arcana Studio has announced its con exclusives that include a hardcover, 2 brand new series, a one shot, hard to find comics, and limited print runs. You’ll have to take the jump to see what you can pick up at its booth (#759).
Sony and Marvel hit another one out of the ballpark this past weekend as Ghost Rider revved his way to the top of the box office charts raking in $44.5 million over the three day weekend. According to Variety, this is the biggest opening of the year so far. I haven’t seen the film yet (was too busy with other shtuff over the weekend), but plan to see it before it shows up on cable. via Variety (link)
More tales draw to a close We are 41 weeks into DC’s 52, and naturally many of the storylines need to build to a conclusion if we are to get to World War III before May. This week, we get to see more Green Lanterns, see Renee fight a dragon, learn how T.O. Morrow made his escape, and get a brief cameo by one of the big three. I have a much better outlook on 52 this week, and was generally pleased with the results.
Diamond Comics Distributors has sent us the list of the top 300 titles distributed during the Month of January. Taking the top five spots are titles from Marvel including three Civil War related issues. DC placed 6, 8, and 10 for its efforts. This gave Marvel Comics a 44.79% Unit Share for the month, leaving DC with only 34.18%. Take the jump for the full list
With the Superhuman Registration Act being enforced throughout Marvel titles, how are some of the characters dealing with the decision? Marc Spector (Moon Knight) is about to find out in Moon Knight #8. Is that Captain America in the background? Marvel Comics has sent us a sneak peek to share.
Oh man, if a delayed Wonder Woman #5 wasn’t enough, DC Comics has announced the issue will have a brand new story when it hits stores March 14. Here’s how DC Comics describes the issue: Wonder Woman learns that a new women’s movement has begun, inspired by her killing of Max Lord – and leaving Diana torn between the good intentions of the movement and the validation it gives her violent act. Worse yet, she’s ordered to investigate a possible connection between Wonder Woman and this movement by Sarge Steel and the department of Metahuman Affairs! The story is written
Marvel Comics let us know Friendly Neighborhood Spider-man #17 has completely sold out, and for now, the company has no plans to go back to press. This is the first issue to feature Spider-Man jumping back in his black costume to fight crime. To whet your appetite, Marvel has sent us a sneak peek of Friendly Neighborhood Spider-Man #18.
Word this morning from the Hollywood Reporter has Aaron Eckhart in final negotiations to play Gotham District Attorney Harvey Dent in the upcoming The Dark Knight from Warner Bros. Pictures. Eckhart has recently been nominated for a Golden Globe and a Spirit Award, so getting a cushy gig like Harvey Dent is a big win. I was really impressed with how Harvey Dent was portrayed in Batman: The Animated Series in which we got to see the dark side of the district attorney before he had his accident and turned into Two-Face. My hope is Nolan doesn’t try to force
Zenescope Entertainment will be at the New York Comic Con (booth #467) debuting Se7en #3, and Grimm Fairy Tales #13. The company has sent a complete schedule of the signings and guests scheduled to appear.