I have to give DC Comics/Warner Bros. credit when it comes to direct-to-disc animated films. They do a great job on nearly all the movies they make this way! I could spend the rest of this column outlining the ones I love best! I have to give Bruce Timm and James Turner cudos, of course! On the other hand, Marvel abandoned this way of making movies to devote their time to animated shows on Disney XD. This past weekend their new Guardians of the Galaxy series debuted on Saturday night. I haven’t watched it yet, but it’s on the digital
Everyone is struggling in the New York City of 1936. Well, almost everyone. After stunning socialite Nina checks into the Waldorf Astoria, Bellhop Frankie and maid Theresa decide they deserve a taste of the good life. Karl Siewert reviews original Dark Horse graphic novel The New Deal by Jonathan Case.
There’s a new Kickstarter campaign going on right now for Hero Hourly, a graphic novel about heroes who take a hit or two for the hourly minimum. The NSFW preview of the issue can be found, after the jump.
Press Release “Sexcastle is a perfect mix of homage and comedy, action and irony, loving tribute and hilarious send-up of the great, good, and ungodly-bad action movies of the ‘80s. I don’t remember the last time a debut book hit me this hard. Literally, this book punched me in the face. It’s THAT mean.” —Matt Fraction
Press Release A webcomic sensation and #1 bestseller on Amazon, with tens of millions of views on DeviantArt, SUNSTONE by Stjepan Sejic is being published as a graphic novel in December by Image Comics/Top Cow. The story of two women who find love through their shared passion for bondage, SUNSTONE is poised to introduce readers to a new kind of S&M story, one that will surprise readers with the heart and humanity of its story.
Or – “Mission Creep: The Bane Of The Comics Industry.” When Marvel Comics originated their original Graphic Novel line in the early 1980s, it was designed to showcase stories that were considered more adult than their average comic output. Eventually, though, the powers that be began filling the MGN line with things that were essentially just long-form versions of their regular tales. (The New Mutants Graphic Novel, f’rinstance, was reputedly just the planned first two issues of their book under one cover.) John Byrne was determined that Sensational She-Hulk would actually be an adult reading experience, but is that necessarily
Or – “No, It’s Not Spelled Mar-Vell At This Point, Thank You Very Much.” Before 1982, Captain Marvel existed mostly as a way for Marvel Comics to thumb their nose at the Distinguished Competition. What, you ask, would be the story to finally change that situation? I’ll warn you, it ain’t like your average episode of ‘Happy Days.’ Your Major Spoilers (retro) review awaits!
Press Release Arcana Studios, one of the world’s top producers of graphic novels, is pleased to announce that they are partnering with Framelight to co-produce big screen adaptations of El Arsenal and Frozen Wasteland, two of their popular graphic novels.
Press Release The number one comic for six months straight, â€œArchie: Will You Marry Me?â€ has continued the legacy it began last August when the announcement of Archie’s proposal wowed major news and media outlets from The New York Times and CBS to BBC and PRI’s The World, and made the front page of major newspapers across the globe. Archie Comics has finally surrendered to monstrous international demands and continuous public outcry by wedding the full marriage storyline and epilogue into one monumental graphic novel, â€œThe Archie Wedding: Archie in Will You Marry Me?â€ that arrives March 10th.
Comic nerds in love.Â Sounds like the perfect story for a movie, a web comic, or a graphic novel. Oni Press snagged the graphic novel concept and is releasing Love Buzz this week.Â The company provided us with a sneak peek of the 168 page graphic novel, that you can read after the jump.