Good news for everyone who wants to keep track of their collection like a pro. Human Computing sent an email to us this morning letting us know ComicBase Professional 11 (formerly the Standard Edition), and ComicBase Archive 11 are now available. 30,000 new titles added this, which means you have over a quarter million issues to access. It’s been a big year for us, and ComicBase 11 is our biggest and best ever. This year, you’ve seen us add a staggering 30,000 comics, along with thousands of notes, artist and writer credits, and storyline entries. All this has been made
Comic-Con International 2006 will be the site of a number of exciting announcements from Oni Press. In addition to a full schedule of signings and portfolio reviews at their booth located at Booth 1934, the crew from Oni is gathering for a panel at 10:30 AM on Saturday, July 22 in Room 8 to preview and discuss new titles from Ray Fawkes & Cameron Stewart, Hunter Covington, Ande Parks, and many, many more.
CNN is reporting that mystery writer Mickey Spillane has died at 88. Spillane started out as a comic writer (The Sub-Mariner), but left (for a while) when his hard hitting shoot-em-up sex novel I, the Jury was released in 1946. This kicked off a series of Mike Hammer novels including such favorites as Girl Hunters, Vengeance is Mine, and The Big Kill.
Damn! Before last year, storing my immense collection of comics each month meant digging 30 boxes out of the closet, arranging them in an organized manner, adding new issues to their appropriate bin, then restacking all of the boxes back up again. This was a back breaking endeavor that I dreaded each and every month. But then I discovered a small booth at San Diego Comic Con 2005 that changed how my comics are organized.
Here is the New Comic Release list for comics scheduled for July 19, 2006. 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 for assisting in the building of this list.
Sir Michael Caine has confirmed what many have speculated since the ending of Batman Begins – the next film will be called The Joker. The news comes from an interview Caine did with Turner Movies UK. This is kind of a no brainer since the Joker card was seen at the end of the Bat flick. It would be very interesting if this were not just a sequel but rather a real look into the Joker’s background. It would also be great if they used the back story from A Killing Joke. Caine gave very little information on the project
SCI FI announced that it has greenlit Painkiller Jane for 22-episodes centering on a female superhero with healing abilities. Based on the comic book by Jimmy Palmiotti and Joe Quesada, the series has not been cast yet, but is slated to premiere in January 2007.
If you have already burned through your copies of the Justice League on DVD and are anxiously awaiting news of the Justice League Unlimited release here it is. Warner has officially announced the date of October 24, 2006 for fans to pick up the 26 episode DVD collection. 26 episodes? That’s right spoilers ahead…
“Head” on over to the SciFi Channel website and watch the commercial free unedited version of Mike Mignola’s The Amazing Screw-on Head. This 22 minute animation is a great combination of horror and comedy done in the incredible style Mignola made famous with his Hellboy series. If you like this kind of stuff and want to see more, make sure you fill out the online survey so SciFi will produce more of this stuff. Here’s your spoilerific look at the pilot.
Skinit.com has a series of comic themed skins that you can purchase and put on your laptop or desktop system. Currently Batman, Superman, Spider-man, and several manga titles are available. Systems supported include laptops from Apple, Dell, Sony, HP, Toshiba, Acer, and Lenova. On the desktop side, only HP systems are supported at this time. Prices are fairly resonable starting at $29.95 for laptop skins. Skinit.com also has skins for your mp3 players, cell phones, gaming systems, and even your TiVo.
I’m not entirely sold on this movie, it could be great, but it could also be entirely lame. If you don’t know the premise – boy wants girl, boy finds girl, boy breaks up with girl, girl turns out to be superhero, boy then gets stalked and harassed by super ex-girlfriend. It stars Uma Thurman and Luke Wilson, and is directed by Ivan Reitman. You can find production stills over at the Dark Horizon’s website.
It’s one year later and Robin has returned to Gotham. No sooner does the issue kick off than Robin is framed for the murder of Batgirl. But not all is as seems. You better believe there are major spoilers ahead.
Looks like IDW has scrapped plans for a mini-series based on Edgar Rice Burroughs John Carter of Mars series. The news comes from artist Ted McKeever’s website: Hey readers, I’ll get right to the point. The Princess of Mars project is now officially dead in the water. Two covers done, and the first half of the first issue completed, and word comes that IDW has decided it best not to continue with the project.