After loosing his employer, Joe has made in his mission to hunt down and kill the people responsible for not only killing her, but her sister and his girlfriend, Laura. Of course, that’s easier said than done. Not to mention Laura’s afterlife just got much more complicated. Your review after the jump!
Joe Fitzgerald is a dead man. After the brutal murder of both he and his girlfriend, Joe learns she’ll be headed to Heaven while he’ll be taking a decidedly lower path to the afterlife. A holy agent offers him a bargain, however: Do an unspecified number of jobs for us and we’ll see if we can reunite your with your love, if only briefly. Is this the fifth season of the A-Team? No! It’s “Ten Grand,” a new series from “Babylon 5″ creator J. Michael Straczynski.
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Nite Owl and Rorschach are back after a strong outing in the much talked about Before Watchmen series of books. Will issue two hold up or will it flounder in its second issue? Major Spoilers is putting on its owl googles and giving you the answer.
Are you a UFO buff? Love the conspiracy theory? Want to read a story about what happened at Roswell? J. Michael Straczynski and Legendary Comics announced The Majestic Files at San Diego Comic-Con, and it is already on my must read list.
J. Michael Straczynski has been all around the comic book world, working on some of the biggest titles, for some of the biggest companies. The writer has also done a fair amount of work in television, feature films, and video games, and tonight the writer announced the launch of Studio JMS.
Remember when J. Michael Straczynski walked away from the Superman and Wonder Woman titles to focus on the second volume of the highly successful Superman: Earth One? Well we’ll get to see the sequel arrive in bookstores this year.
If you missed the news yesterday, DC Comics announced that J. Michael Straczynski will be stepping down from his monthly writing duties on Superman and Wonder Woman to focus on a sequel to the hugely popular Superman: Earth One graphic novel.
DC made a wise decision to return the multiverse to continuity. For one thing it allowed all the great Elseworlds and Earth-2 through Earth-Z stories to be told, but it also gave creators a chance to tell new alternate continuity tales that haven’t been explored yet. This past week saw the release of Superman: Earth One hardcover released, and though the price was steep, it was well worth the price for entry.
J. Michael Straczynski’s Superman: Earth One seems like a long time coming, but it is finally coming in October. DC Comics has released a sneak peek of the issue that you can see, after the jump.
DC has announced that J. Michael Stracznski has been brought on board to write the Superman and Wonder Woman titles beginning in July 2010.
DC posted a statement from the writer about writing both of the books.
â€œFor as long as Iâ€™ve been doing conventions (starting in the early Cretaceous period, when it was just me and a handful of pterosaurs on a panel debating whether or not mammals with opposable thumbs were really necessary to the writing of quality comics, a point still hotly debated today), there has always been the same question from folks in the audience: â€œIs there any one character who is your dream character to write for?â€ The answer has always been the same: Superman. When I first came over to DC, that dream was realized in part by Dan DiDioâ€™s gracious invitation to write the first of potentially many Superman original graphic novels. Now the dream has come fully true with the opportunity to write for the mainstream title, in a story that returns Superman to his roots in a way that will have the whole country talking about him in ways that we havenâ€™t seen in a long time.
Similarly, the chance to write Wonder Woman â€” the nearest analogue to Superman in the DCU â€” is massively exciting. Sheâ€™s a vital, powerful character, and we hope to bring a more contemporary sensibility to her character will retaining everything that makes her unique.
That DC is willing to jump-start these two runs in the pages of their respective anniversary issues is a great opportunity and a vote of confidence in what we have planned for these characters. Iâ€™m looking forward to this with more excitement than words can convey.
Itâ€™s gonna be a blast.â€
Superman #701 and Wonder Woman #601 arrive in July.Â I love what JMS did with Thor, and if he can bring the same power to Superman AND Wonder Woman, color me impressed.
I’m not sure the Intardwebz were aflame this week over the announcement that J. Michael Straczynski was leaving Thor in September, but it sure had a great number of you concerned – especially when it comes to dangling storylines.Â Fortuantely, Marvel released more information about the changes ahead, that you can read after the jump.
J. Michael Straczynski has confirmed to CBR that he is indeed leaving Thor.
I agonized over this for months, then finally — and I’m trying to remember when the email chain took place, but I think it was somewhere either just before or just after the first of the year — I went to the ever-patient and wonderful [editor] Warren Simons, and the equally patient, warm and fuzzy [Publisher] Dan Buckley, and said of the coming event, “I really, really hate this, because creatively I’m having the time of my life, but I think I need to let go of the book or risk screwing it up when we hit the Event.” It was an awful decision, not just because it’s a hit book, but because it’s the only place I could do that sort of faux-Shakespearean style of dialogue that I love so much. There’s simply no other book out there where you can indulge in that.
There are no creative difference according to JMS, but the fear or Thor being influenced to the negative by “The Siege of Asgard Big Crossover Event”” seems like a good enough reason to get out while the gettin’s good.Â The exit does leave open the opportunity to do more DC work. The writer says he just completed his The Brave and the Bold work, as well as having already turned in his Red Circle scripts.
It’s kind of disappointing that a decision like this ends up forcing a writer to walk away as JMS’s Thor really got me into reading that title.
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