Mark Silvestri’s Image Comics imprint Top Cow Productions is best known for turning out darker superhero titles like Witchblade, The Darkess, Artifacts and Cyberforce. The company has expanded to form Minotaur Press, a subsidiary imprint through Top Cow, that releases comics that don’t fall under the superhero umbrella.
The Flagship title from Minotaur Press is Echoes by Joshua Hale Fialkov and Rahsan Ekedal, a dark twisted horror book that is already becoming one of the best new comic book series of 2011. The premise is simple but haunting, as readers watch Brian Cohn struggle to control his life-long battle with Schizophrenia, while balancing a wife and new child on the way. Cohn’s life gets thrown into a hurricane when his dying father reveals his secret life as serial killer and that his trophies from the brutal killings are buried in the crawlspace.
Issue #3 of this chilling 5 part mini-series hits stores on the February 23rd, 2011, along with a second printing of the now sold-out first issue. Major Spoilers caught up with series creators Joshua Hale Fialkov and Rahsan Ekedal to talk about their dark twisted new horror series.
To vocally craft the characters within the DC Universe Animated Original Movies, the production brain trust of DC Entertainment, Warner Premiere, Warner Home Video and Warner Bros. Animation is smart enough to employ the best in the business – on both sides of the microphone.
While winners of Oscars, Emmys and Tonys alike provide the voices behind some of the world’s best known comic book characters, it is the super hero of voice directors that guides these unique talents – Andrea Romano.
Arguably the top animation voiceover director in the business today, Romano has been instrumental in orchestrating the vocal tones behind the first 10 DCU animated films, including the highly anticipated February 22 release of All-Star Superman.
Alan Robert has a built a legendary career as a musician over the past two decades. With his Brooklyn based outfit Life Of Agony, he helped record some now classic metal albums like “River Runs Red”, while touring with metal legends like Ozzy Osbourne, Korn, Type O Negative and Anthrax. Since then he has went on to explore his punk-rock roots in his new band Spoiler NYC, which sounds like the bastard child of Social Distortion and Rancid.
In this issue: Stephen talks up the Green Hornet movie, Alex Segura of Archie Comics stops by for a chat, and the Major Spoilers Crew discuss the children of superheroes. And for those that really want to play along, there’s a contest, too.
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Award-winning actor Anthony LaPaglia returns to his villainous roots as the voice of Lex Luthor in All-Star Superman, the highly anticipated 10th entry in the ongoing series of DC Universe Animated Original Movies coming February 22, 2011 from Warner Premiere, DC Entertainment, Warner Bros. Animation and Warner Home Video.
LaPaglia is known far and wide for his lead role on the CBS drama Without A Trace, but his fame goes well beyond those 160 episodes over seven seasons on the primetime series. LaPaglia’s career highlights include an Emmy Award as Outstanding Guest Actor in a Comedy Series for his role as Simon on Frasier, a Golden Globe for Best Performance by an Actor in a Television Series/Drama for Without a Trace, and the 1998 Tony Award for Best Actor (Play) for the revival of Arthur Miller’s “A View from the Bridge.” He has also been honored with two AFI Awards as Best Lead Actor in the films Balibo (2009) and Lantana (2001).
With a host of acting credits under his belt, self-proclaimed character actor Dominic Pace is actively petitioning for the role of a lifetime. Pace has undertaken a self-promotional campaign, championing his desire to be considered as cinema’s next Lex Luthor. Does he have the chops and insight to face off against the Man of Steel? Take the jump and find out!
When Contributing Editor Matthew Peterson awarded Miracleman #15 an astonishing 6 out of 5 possible stars (fuzzy math here kids) in a recent Retro Review, one time Miracleman publisher, Dez Skinn, dropped by to comment on the article, which opened the door for an interview.
Brian Pulido has been instrumental to the world of horror comics, producing some of the biggest and best horror books to ever grace the shelves of comic shops. Pulido’s twisted creative gave birth to horror icons like Lady Death & Evil Ernie.
In the early 90s Pulido launched Chaos Comics as a publishing house for his creations and was a trail blazer for independent comic book publishers. Chaos Comics quickly emerged as one of the leading independent comic publishers of the decade, achieving over thirty million dollars in sales in eight languages. Pulido & Chaos also helped pioneer the “bad girl” trend that saw strong female characters take the spotlight as lead protagonist in their own books. The trend quickly took the industry by storm, with Lady Death leading the charge.
Jim Valentino is a comic book legend. Valentino’s work for Marvel Comics during the late ‘80s on titles like Guardians of the Galaxy were some of the best works of the era. In 1992, Valentino left Marvel Comics and founded Image Comics. There he opened the window for creator rights in the comics industry and let the world know it was possible to be successful outside of DC and Marvel with creator owned properties. Since then, Valentino has also been instrumental in helping establish the careers of some of the comic industry’s hottest creators, including Robert Kirkman and Brian Michael Bendis. Valentino is currently publishing some of the most groundbreaking titles in comics under his Shadowline imprint through Image Comics.
We caught up with the legendary Jim Valentino at FanExpo 2010 in Toronto to discuss all thing Shadowline, including the re-boot of his flagship character Shadowhawk, the overnight success of the new series Morning Glories, as well as why he won’t be returning to drawing a monthly title any time soon, and why his Silverline Books are some of the most overlooked books on the shelf.
With yesterday’s release of Superman/Batman: Apocalypse on DVD and Blu-Ray, the interviews with cast members continues to roll out from Warner Bros. In this clip, Glau talks about relating to her character.
Take the jump for a more complete interview with the actress.