It’s great fun to talk with comic artist/writer Michael Oeming, and he chats with me this week about many of his creations, including The Victories, Powers and Mice Templar. Mike updates us about the upcoming Powers major motion picture, and talks about the state of the industry as well. He shares a lot of important information, so be sure to listen in! And be sure to buy The Victories #6, out this Wednesday!
I review The Fox #1 from Red Circle Comics, and I think it’s a book you should definitely be picking up!
Then everything wraps up with the latest “News & Previews!” Don’t miss it!
Dark Horse Deluxe, an imprint of Dark Horse Comics, has licensed rights to create figures based on Powers, a long-running creator-owned series of comics and graphic novels by writer Brian Michael Bendis and artist Michael Avon Oeming.
Or – “I Suspect A Clearing Of The Decks For the Next Incarnation…”
As long as there have been superheroes, there have been the superheroes who are deities of one sort or another. But seldom has anyone really delved into what the ramifications of associating with those sort of mythical creatures might be… For Christian Walker, it gets ugly. Your Major Spoilers review awaits!
For the longest time we’ve been excited about the news that Brian Michael Bendis and Michael Avon Oeming’s Powers was getting the television treatment by FX. But like many stupid things Fox does, the cable channel has passed on the series.
According to Brian Michael Bendis, Carly Foulkes has been cast as Retro Girl in the upcoming FX network’s adaptation of Powers. Last week we learned Michael Patric and Lucy Punch were hired as the leads, and now that we have Retro Girl the show can move forward with its shooting schedule.
If you aren’t familiar with the show, Retro Girl doesn’t live for very long…
We’ve seen the cast build up for the FX pilot of Powers, and today we learn that Jason Patric has been tapped to play Detective Christian Walker, the hero turned detective with a secret past.
Charles H. Eglee, Michael Dinner, David Engel and Bendis are executive producing for Sony Pictures TV and FX Prods. Filming is slated for mid-summer in Chicago. If Powers goes to series, it will mark Patric’s first regular series gig.
I really hope audience’s interest in cop dramas will push this pilot into a full series. Of course the pilot needs to be really good, so here’s hoping.
And yes, Jason Patric did play Michael in The Lost Boys (1987).
FX is currently working on a pilot for Powers, the Brian Michael Bendis, Michael Avon Oeming series focusing on Christian Walker and his investigations on crimes involving superheroes. The network has announced (and many sources have picked up on) that Bailee Madison will play the young Calista, “an otherworldly young girl raised by her stepdad Eagle, a man with powers. When Eagle’s wife is murdered and he goes on the lam, Calista comes to stay with Walker and develops a bond with him.”
I really like that FX is getting involved with this project. If they do Powers like they did The Shield and Rescue Me, I think the show will be a huge hit for the network.
The Hollywood Reporter is reporting that Roc star Charles S. Dutton has been cast in the FX adaptation of Powers, based on the Brian Michael Bendis comic. Dutton will play Captain Cross, the head of the homicide police department where central characters Christian Walker and Deena Pilgrim work to investigate crimes involving superpowered people.
The last issue of Powers promised the return of one of the original cast members in a whole new role, as Detective Deena Pilgrim reappeared as a federal agent. Of course, that was five and 1/2 months ago, so your memory might have faded a bit. Given that this entire volume of Powers has been an odd one, will the reign of strangeness continue?
Continuing our Major Spoilers Star-Spangled Weekend™, and so far we’re running an average of 3 stars for the items reviewed from the big, dumb month of June 2010. Another batch of comics (featuring the first star-spangled hero, as well as several former heads of state) is on the chopping block… Will our average go waaay up, or waay DOWN?
Or – “There Are Old Pilots And Bold Pilots, But Few Old, Bold Pilots…”
I saw recently that a clinical study proved that January 25th is the most depressing day of the entire year, scientifically and unequivocally. While I don’t disagree with that sentiment (especially as it regards the attendance of employees in Midwestern United States call centers) I find it fascinating that somebody actually got paid to try and figure out something that silly and (let’s be honest, here) banal. Still and all, it’s the kind of story that you read and go, “Yeah, I can see that.” Thus, to ease your slowly-receding ennui (and Stephen’s not-so-slowly receding hairline) I give you another batch of coverage of comics you might have read, but forgot to laugh at the first time… Rapid-Fire Style!