Stephen Schleicher began his career writing for the Digital Media Online community of sites, including Digital Producer and Creative Mac covering all aspects of the digital content creation industry. He then moved on to consumer technology, and began the Coolness Roundup podcast. A writing fool, Stephen has freelanced for Sci-Fi Channel's Technology Blog, and Gizmodo. Still longing for the good ol' days, Stephen launched Major Spoilers in July 2006, because he is a glutton for punishment.
Here is the New Comic Release list for comics scheduled to be in stores August 6, 2008. 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.
The 500th issue of the Uncanny X-Men received a decent review on the Major Spoilers Podcast, and was mocked by StevieCool over in the Major Spoilers Forum, both of which undoubtedly had an impact in the issue selling out at the distributor level (or at least that is what we are going to proclaim here, even if only three of you were influenced by our ramblings).
Marvel is rewarding everyone else with a chance to nab issue #500 again with a second printing featuring interior art by Greg Land.Â The second printing, all $3.99 worth, arrives September 3, 2008.
Disney has announced it has acquired the rights to the graphic novel Monster Attack Network by Mark Bernardin and Adam Freeman.Â MAN takes place on a Pacific island populated by giant monsters and the team of adventurers that deal with them.
The film will be produced by Jason Netter, who produced this summer’s Wanted.
It was a tough battle at the box office this weekend as The Dark Knight went toe to toe with Brendon Fraser’s The Mummy: Tomb of the Dragon Emperor.Â While the Jet Li flick was able to bring in $42.5 millon for the weekend, Dark Knight barely edged out the fight with an estimated $43.8 million. Batman’s win brings the grand total to $394.9 million.
Boom! Studios has announced it is teaming with Universal Pictures and Producer Marc Platt to turn Steven Grant’s graphic novel 2 Guns into a motion picture.Â Company founds Andrew Cowsby and Ross Richie will also produce through the company’s Boom! Entertainment banner.
2 GUNS was created and written by Steven Grant, a veteran comic book scribe well known for developing Marvel Comics’ THE PUNISHER into a franchise character. Story follows two thieves targeting a mob bank – unknown to either, they’re both undercover agents. They pull off their heist, only to find out they’ve stolen cash from a CIA black bag operation, not the mob, and are now in over their heads. Project is targeted to be a throwback to classic 80s buddy movies in the vein of LETHAL WEAPON and 48 HOURS, but with a modern spin.Â Grant is well known to comic book fans for his online Comic Book Resources column Permanent Damage as well as his work on the Dark Horse Comics character “X” and the Marvel series X-MAN.
If you want to find out what all the hub-bub is about, Boom! is posting a page a day from the 2 Guns comic on the company website.
In addition to the above image, there are some pretty good looking shots of individual characters here. Who would have guessed former Real World starlet Jamie Chung would look so hot as she prepares to kick your ass.
And since it is Friday, and I’ve called out a hot girl, there are some pics of Jamie after the jump.Â Oh, and while there is no nudity, those prudes might want to avoid the jump.
WOWIO relaunched yesterday under its new owner Platinum Studios, and the first thing I’ve noticed is the free sponsored downloads appear to be a thing of the past.Â While you can read the issues online for free, you need to be connected to the Interweb in order to get that freebie.Â If you want to download for offline reading later, the prices seem to fluctuate based on the title being offered.
That’s a real bummer.
On the plus side, when you are reading the individual pages, you can save and download the images.Â You’ll have to do some renaming, but at least you aren’t stuck paying 99-cents and up for a “free” comic book. I’m sure this exploit will be fixed in the very near future, once word gets out to Platinum.
So what can you get? How about the new issue of Flare Adventures #20?
FLARE ADVENTURES #20 features a magnificent cover by comics legend Frank Brunner, plus two complete adventures.
In the classic tale, “The Night Eternal,” by Dennis Mallonee and Mark Propst, comics’ glittering goddess of the light once again takes up the mantle of Eos, goddess of the dawn, and returns to Olympus to save the realm of the gods from the machinations of the night-goddess Nyx. This adventure also features a flashback guest appearance by DARK MALICE, and surprising revelations about the history of the world of FLARE and the LEAGUE OF CHAMPIONS.