Toy Fair International is just over a month away, but with Batman v Superman arriving in March, it’s not surprising that we are seeing a number of toys and action figures from the movie appearing online. For those that are still shopping for gifts a few surprises have also appeared.
First, I need to give my yearly advice to people buying gifts for comics fans, especially late ones! Do NOT try to buy an item you THINK they might want! Chances are, they either have it or don’t wait it if they haven’t already bought it. Instead, locate their local comics shop and buy a gift card! They’ll be able to purchase what they want, so they’ll love you for it! Phew! Okay, now we can move on to the topic at hand – This is a great time to be a comics fan! That’s so true on several levels!
The Internet can be a wonderful thing! For instance, I learn so much reading this very site, MajorSpoilers.com, and that helps me be a better fan because I can talk intelligently about what’s happening in the industry in this column, among other things. However, the Internet also has a darker side that can discourage and dishearten creators and fans alike, and apparently kill projects altogether!
If you hadn’t heard, we are off to Nerdtacular 2015 in beautiful Salt Lake City, Utah – a place very far removed from the ocean, any ocean (though one (Matthew) could and probably will argue about the logic of the great Salt Lake), that it makes sense to talk fish-men this week. VOTE!
Social media is a great way to get people talking about a project you’re working on. Last week, we saw a perfect example of this when Zack Snyder released a photo of Jason Momoa as Aquaman as he’s likely to appear in the upcoming Batman Vs. Superman: Dawn of Justice feature film. I have to say that it’s great to see the King of the Seas get an upgrade. I’m looking forward to the film for several reasons, but now seeing Aquaman has been added to my high expectations. To my recollection, this will be the first time this hero
Continuing with the DC Universe’s Futures End one-shots, we take a look at how Aquaman is faring five years into the future. Has he finally brought peace, justice, and open-mindedness to the Atlanteans? Or do they still hate all-things surface-dweller? We’re betting it’s the latter. Continuing with the DC Universe’s Futures End one-shots, we take a look at how Aquaman is faring five years into the future. Has he finally brought peace, justice, and open-mindedness to the Atlanteans? Or do they still hate all-things surface-dweller? We’re betting it’s the latter. AQUAMAN: FUTURE’S END #1 Writer: Dan Jurgens Artist: Alvaro Martinez
It’s a very special episode this week, featuring my interview with comics writer/artist extraordinaire Dan Jurgens! He’s a busy guy these days, working on DC’s weekly Futures End as well as Aquaman and the Others. We talk about how he and the other creators make these excellent titles happen, and even discuss a favorite character of mine he developed that makes an appearance in The Multiversity #1! Don’t miss it! Next week, there’ll be another fun chat with a great comics creator as we count down to episode #150!
The release of Guardians of the Galaxy, and the subsequent success of a bunch of D-lister character, has us wondering how recognizable characters are. When it comes to sub-A-list characters, there are a number characters that come to mind, and while we may recognize those names instantly, what about the general public? VOTE