Oh god, here’s a flashback to my high school days. Getting to see Superboy was hit and miss for me because a) the local channel kept bouncing it around the time slot clock b) I lived in the middle of nowhere and the aerial antenna didn’t always pick up the channel in question. Thankful I can relive my childhood with the help of YouTube. [youtube]S4pYLziorhU[/youtube]
Fans of Garth Ennis and Darick Robertson’s The Boys, which was recently dropped by Wildstorm, has been picked up by Dynamite Entertainment. The series had a strong fan base (27,039 copies sold in North America in December), so why did DC drop the book? The company isn’t commenting, but certain hardcore hamster-lovin’ content may have had something to do with it. Even though the series is creator owned, DC could have c-blocked the title from moving to any other publisher, but I praise the company for making the transition to Dynamite a smooth one. Reports have Dynamite working out the
I understand that DC Comics needs to diversify, and selling action figures based on their properties seems to be right up its alley. Today the company announced it will diversify even more by licensing and distributing collectibles based on other properties including World of Warcraft. And all of this is going to be done under the company’s new DC Unlimited banner.
Rumors circulated widely earlier this week when Joel Shumacher mentioned in an interview he would love to direct the Neil Gaiman Sandman movie. After seeing what the man did to Batman, it would have been a huge mistake to give a Shumacher driven Sandman a green light. Well there is good news – as far as Neil Gaiman is concerned. I remember about eight years ago the then Warner Brothers co-studio head Billy Gerber told me that he got weekly calls from people who wanted to make, direct or star in a Sandman film. “On Wednesday,” he said, “Michael Jackson
I love a week when I have so many sneak peeks coming in that I can do bonus editions from each of the companies. This week DC Comics is on the Good List by dropping off previews for Batman #663, Justice Society of America #3, Tales of the Unexpected #5, and Y: The Last Man. Damn that’s a lot of previews.
Or – “The Chimp’s Got It Figured Out…” It’s actually quite heartening to see Checkmate hitting double-digits. It’s not precisely the kind of book you normally get from DC, an attempt at a hard-hitting spy-style drama, with the added difficulty of being set within the confines of a world where every thirteenth person gets phenomenal cosmic power with the purchase of a Big Gulp at 7-11. This issue actually takes that proverbial bull by the horns, trying to streamline the Shadowpact (a team consisting of a talking chimpanzee, a interdimensional teleporter, a cloth Golem, an azure demon, a sorceress of
As Major Spoilers reported yesterday David (Batman Begins) Goyer is out on The Flash movie from Warner. Who is replacing him? Shawn Levy has stepped on board to direct the flick. Now let’s take a look at Levy’s track record for films. Most recently he directed Night at the Museum which made it to number one at the box office (during a time that is generally dead for major releases). Levy also directed Cheaper by the Dozen and The Pink Panther. Does this mean we’ll be seeing Steve Martin don the red tights? Levy has no intention of making “Flash”
This week Shazam! The Monster Society of Evil hits stands, and I can’t wait to read Jeff Smith’s take on the mighty hero. Major Spoilers has a sneak peek of Smith’s work, plus Brave and the Bold #1, and Firestorm #33.
David Goyer has announced he is off The Flash movie. WTF DC!? Did you not pay attention to what Goyer did with Batman Begins? That’s Hollywood Gold Baby! I am sad to say that my version of The Flash is dead at WB. The God’s honest truth is that WB and myself simply couldn’t agree on what would make for a cool Flash film. I’m quite proud of the screenplay I turned in. I threw my heart into it and I genuinely think it would’ve been the basis of a ground-breaking film. But as of now, the studio is heading
Okay, so you don’t have any big plans for the summer. Perhaps you are just planning on chillin’ while your servants wait on you hand and foot. Or perhaps you plan on parking your butt in front of the Xbox 360 and play Gears of War until your brain falls out of your head. DC Comics has released its Wildstorm and Vertigo trade paperback titles that are shipping this summer to keep you occupied during any down time.
DC Comics has provided Major Spoilers a breakdown of the trade paperbacks scheduled to ship this summer. If you are looking for something to keep you occupied while on flights to and from conventions, or to read while you are hiding away from the intense heat, there look to be some good titles on this list, including the second volume of DC’s 52.
Or – “Why No Character Is Unsalvageable…” For a long time, the conventional wisdom at DC seemed to state that there were two brands of characters: the funny and the dramatic. During the bleak time that was comics in the 1990’s, it became necessary to traumatize the funny ones so they, too, could be dark and gritty. Thus did we see Booster Gold lose an arm, Blue Beetle have a series of heart attacks, and Guy Gardner become an mighty morphin’ gun-totin’ alien. With 2003’s Green Lantern: Rebirth miniseries, we’ve finally seen both characterizations amalgated into one: the salacious, rude,
DC Comics has announced Justice Society of America #2 is sold out and going back to press for all the fans of the new series. The issue has been going gangbusters, kicking off with the shocking announcement of WWIII and, more recently, unmasking Starman. Justice Society of America #2 will be in stores February 21 with a pencils-only variant cover by Dale Eaglesham. “The overwhelming response from the fans has only added to our own tremendous excitement at being part of this great project,” says Eaglesham. “We’re creating a new JSA movement. We’re committed to building something huge and unique,
DC Comics has provided Major Spoilers with a sneak peek of Wildstorm’s Danger Girl: Body Shots. Make sure you check out the awesome work done by Nick Bradshaw and Jim Charalampidis. I’ve been a fan of Bradshaw for quite some time and try to pick up stuff he is worked on just because his name is on the cover. As a special bonus, we also have a sneak peek at DC’s Action Comics Annual #10. Take the jump for more info and a five page previews of each.