Seems like we’ll never go a season without some form of Batman or Justice League cartoon available for fans.Â The next outing for Warner Bros. Animation is Batman: Brave and the Bold.Â There are lots of recurring characters including Booser Gold and Skeets, who will be voiced by the original voice actors from JLU.
NBC is doing it right by posting the entire panel to its events online.Â Good news for fans of Knight Rider, good news for people who missed the event, good news for lazy bloggers who really don’t want to write about the event.
Instead of having to write a complete wrap up of a panel I don’t particularly care for, NBC has done me a favor by posting the entire Kings panel for everyone to see.
If you’ve been paying attention to the Marvel Sneak Peeks we run here at Major Spoilers, you know I have been highlighting increases in price to tip you off.Â I’ve been following the price trend for the last two years, and today Marvel Editor-in-Chief Joe Quesada gave his response to fans who are worried about high prices in a bad economy.
“I don’t make those kinds of decisions. We want to hold the line as long as we possibly can, but the world keeps spinning and unfortunately prices are going up everywhere. Sometiems you’re able to hold longer, sometimes you’re not. Honestly, I don’t have the answer for you.”
$4.50 by Christmas anyone?
In a day and age when web comics are being collected into trade form, it’s a wonder AppleGeeks never got the trade treatment.Â All that changes in June 2009, when Dark Horse collects the series for the first time.
The first volume will include creator commentary, a pin-up gallery and other bonus material, and will sell for $14.95.
Itâ€™s going to include all the comics up through Eveâ€™s appearance in the strip, but thatâ€™s not all – weâ€™re currently in talks with Samantha (who you guys should all give a HUGE thank you, none of this would have been possible without her patience and enthusiasm!) to have a whole host of awesome bonus material crammed into the book as well! Weâ€™ll be sure to keep you guys posted as we get more info, but Iâ€™m going to go ahead and say that a couple of the ideas we have for bonus material are really exciting.
Good news for Hawk and Ananth!Â I’ll be reserving a copy when it is solicited next year.
Following the most amazing launch of the Watchmen trailer last week (and that really cool shot by shot comparison of the trailer and the graphic novel), DC is reporting that it has ordered 200,000 new copies of the trade to meet demand.
â€œIts all very exciting,â€ DC’s President Paul Levitz said. â€œA graphic-novel went to No. 2 on Amazon because of a movie trailer. Thatâ€™s not something weâ€™ve seen before.â€
At least DC is acting now in trying to meet demand. When 300 hit theaters, Dark Horse wasn’t able to get the book on shelves fast enough, frustrating many interested in the original source material.
Another fast blast through the big talking points from today’s Marvel: Your Universe Panel after the jump.
Disney has renewed its first look pact with Stan Lee’s POW Entertainment.Â This will be a two year deal that gives the House of Mouse the option of taking POW’s content and spinning it into television, publishing, games, and online or mobile content.
The first project spinning out of this deal is Lee’s Time Jumper, a digital comic book series that Disney will distribute across various media (web and mobile most likely).
Project revolves around the character of Terry Dixon, an agent of the secret government org HUNT (Heroes United, Noble and True), who has a cell phone called the Articulus that’s also a time machine. When his brother is lost in time, Terry must try to find him before an a criminal cartel does.
Previous to Time Jumper, POW and Disney have created Nick Ratchet, Blaze, and Tigress.
Bryan Singer’s Bad Hat Harry Productions has made several plays in the comic book marketplace, first snagging up Rob Liefeld’s Capeshooters, and now Radical Publishing’s Freedom Formula by Edmund Shern.
Freedom Formula is a five-issue mini-series that is very mecha-esque with exo-suits replacing fighter jets, and the racer who learns his bloodline has the power to change society.Â Like Capeshooters, Singer will only produce this flick through his production company.
For Radicial, this is another feather in the cap of a week of major movie announcements.Â With the hype over Freedom Formula, the company told Variety that it has plans to expand the comic book into interactive games and anime.
As reported earlier, Marvel has nabbed the rights to Philip K. Dick’s Electric Ant novel and plans to turn it into a mini-series.Â I have a feeling most of you reading this are familiar with Dick’s work, but if you aren’t, his stuff is as close as you can get to near future reality with a heavy dose of mind warping paranoia and questioning of reality.
His work has been adapted into feature films like Blade Runner, Total Recal, Miniority Report, and more, and now his text work is getting the comic treatment with David Mack and Pascal Alixe on board to do the adaptation.Â Overseeing the work will be Consulting Editor Brian Michael Bendis.
This stuff is great!
Here’s another rapid-fire roundup of items from the DC Nation Panel, that includes interesting information about Kevin Smith.