Guardians of the Galaxy from Marvel Studios was the top movie at the box office this weekend. That makes four weeks (though not all together) that the film has been ruling theaters in the U.S. It’s now the top film of the year (so far) and is heading towards collecting $300 million in the States alone. When you add in the rest of the world, it’s made nearly $600 million. Not bad for a film many of us were pretty sure would be the first disappointment from Marvel. With Guardians doing so well, one has to wonder if cosmic/galactic stories
This is the end… the end, my friend, the end… Forget those Search for Ray Palmer one-shots, Death of the New Gods is the first major crossover/tie-in title with Countdown, and one would think it would be a major issue kicking off the conclusion to a series started 30 years ago. I mean, we’re talking the Death of the New Gods. They’re gods, how can they die? It must be something pretty damn ominous to kill off gods. Why then am I so disappointed?
When the Jack Kirby’s Fourth World Omnibus Volume 4 ships in March 2008 it will feature the Hunger Dogs with restored to the original inks by Mike Royer. “We are excited to share with readers Kirby’s original vision for the epic’s end in Vol. 4 of the FOURTH WORLD OMNIBUS series,” says Georg Brewer, VP — Design and DC Direct Creative. “This collection features 24 pages at the size that Kirby penciled them, the way they looked before being altered to fit the larger trim size of the HUNGER DOGS graphic novel. Faithfully inked by Mike Royer, these pages are
This is neither the first appearance nor a collector’s item Only a dozen issues to go before this series gets and official name change to Countdown to Final Crisis. The good news is the stories are picking up. The bad news is the cover is nothing but a lie. The cover claims this is the first appearance of Mr. Action, even though we have seen Mr. Action in action in previous issues of Countdown, not to mention his role in Action Comics. The cover also claims this is a collector’s item… I think not… Even with the lie that is
Death of a New God Last week readers got a few clues into the mystery of Jimmy Olsen, Mary Batson stumbled upon a repowered Black Adam, Stinky made the other Monitors angry, and Karate Kid continued to hang out in a JLA cell. So what becomes of our key characters this week?
Jack Kirby fans who already don’t own every single thing the man wrote, can now get a heaping helping of Kirby through DC’s Jack Kirby’s Fourth World Omnibus Volume 1. This edition will feature The New Gods, The Forever People, Mister Miracle, and Superman’s Pal Jimmy Olsen in chronological order as they originally appeared. We have a sneak peek at the colored pages after the jump.