Dynamite Entertainment let us know the cover to Raise the Dead #1 will be turned into a poster. The artwork is done by Painter Arthur Suydam, who many of you know from Marvel Zombies and the Marvel Zombies vs. The Army of Darkness. This image is a great zombie version of a classic moment in Americana. While I’m not sure I’d hang this in my office, I know the guy down the hall will be picking up a couple for gifts. The poster will be available in July for $7.99. Take the jump for the full image.
Here is the New Comic Release list for comics scheduled to be in stores March 21, 2007. There may be items on this list that are not shipped at the last minute, or new material may be added. Check with your local retailer for more details. Thanks to Collector’s Pair of Dice and Diamond Comics Distributors for assisting in the building of this list. This list was last updated March 20, 2007.
Jon Favreau posted a quick message over at his MySpace page letting everyone know what is up with Iron Man. We are done with the first week of photography. I am happy to report that the ten months of preparation allowed the extremely challenging first week of photography to come off without a hitch. The look is fantastic and the performances are great as well. Downey was definitely the right choice. I’m looking forward to getting out of the “cave.” The first few weeks of shooting are spent, somewhat in sequence, establishing Stark’s captivity. It sets the table tonally for
Who doesn’t want Angelina Jolie? According to Variety, Universal Pictures has snagged the actress to star with James McAvoy and Morgan Freeman in Wanted. The action film is based on the graphic novel of the same name. McAvoy will play a young man who discovers his father is an assassin, only to learn shortly thereafter that his dad has been murdered. The youth is drafted to follow in his father’s footsteps. Jolie will play an assassin who teaches the ropes to the wannabe killer. The script is by Michael Brandt and Derek Haas, with a rewrite by Dean Georgaris, and
Or – “When Is A Surprise Ending NOT A Surprise?” There’s a theory that circulates around my comic shop about the Fantastic Four, that states that people misunderstand the roles of the members. Contrary to popular assumption, says our thesis, Sue is NOT the heart of the Fantastic Four. That’s Ben Grimm, the member most likely to respond on an emotional level. Likewise, Ben is not the steel in the FF’s backbone, it’s Sue that truly acts as the team’s fist, the spine that will not break, even when everything has gone to pot and a big purple fat guy
“I will strike down upon thee with great vengeance and furious anger!” There is a cliché in every action movie where the hero loses his loved one(s) and goes on an angry rampage seeking vengeance until he reaches the big boss. Black Adam takes on that cliché this week as 52 reaches a dark turning point in the DC Universe.
DC Comics has sent us cover images and solicitation information for titles shipping in June 2007. Take the jump to find more about Countdown, Batman, Amazons Attack, and much more. DETECTIVE COMICS #833 Written by Paul Dini Art by Don Kramer & Wayne Faucher Cover by Simone Bianchi Zatanna guest-stars in Part 1 of a 2-part tale of magic, murder and madness by Paul Dini! When her former assistant is killed in a dangerous trick gone wrong, the Maid of Magic turns to Batman to uncover the real circumstances behind the young woman’s death, leading them to a confrontation with
Dark Horse Books has announced the first volume of a Dirty Pair prose novel will be available in the U.S. for the first time. In Volume 1, the Angels are called in to investigate the cataclysmic destruction of the Gravus Heavy Industry facility on the planet Dangool. What they find there hurls the pair into a danger-filled trek across the galaxy. Created by popular science fiction author Haruka Takachiho in 1979, the Dirty Pair are among the most beloved characters in popular anime and science fiction circles. The Great Adventures of the Dirty Pair Volume 1 will arrive June 13
Or – “Multiple Maaan, Multiple Maaan, Doin’ The Things A Multiple Caaan…” It’s no coincidence that, in addition to titling this particular book, “x-factor” refers to that certain something that raises a particular person, place or thing above the average and mundane. Every time I feel like I’ve gotten the whole story on the characters, they throw me a curve and I have to start all over. From Guido’s sudden murderous turn (he was brainwashed) to the Siryn/M/Madrox triangle (they weren’t) to the strange vibe surrounding “House of M” plot device Layla Miller (she’s more than she seems, but we
Looks like the Jake Gyllenhaal playing Captain Marvel rumor, was just that – a rumor. At least according to John August, screen writer for the flick. But the thing is, he’s not considering. I can pretty much assure you he’s never heard of the project. And we’ve never discussed him. We’ve never seriously discussed anyone. After several months of meetings, casting has come up exactly zero times. There’s no casting list. If there were a list, Gyllenhaal’s name would probably be on it, but trust me: there is no list. There’s no start date, no release date, no movie whatsoever.
For a long time MPD-Psycho was deemed too shocking for American audiences, but this June, Dark Horse Comics will be rocking the free world with the uncut and uncensored version. Police detective Kobayashi Yousuke’s life is changed forever after a serial killer notices something “special” about the detective. Kobayashi is stable police detective until he witnesses the killer he’s hunting mutilate Kobayashi’s own girlfriend. The event triggers several dormant personalities that push Kobayashi into a complex tempest of deviants and evil forces, ultimately creating a multiple personality detective. MPD-Psycho is written by Eiji Otsuka with art by Sho-u Tajima. This
Congrats go out this morning to Jeremy Atkins who has been promoted to Directory of Publicity. Atkins has been kind enough to supply us with news and info from Dark Horse for the last six months, and has been working with Dark Horse for the last 2 and a half years. Atkins is a native of Indianapolis and has previously worked in music and recording, including stints as a drummer and record cover model; you can find him on the cover of Built to Spill Live.
Just wanted to fire off a quick update… I was out of town this weekend doing family things, so I haven’t had a chance to even read this week’s comics to do any reviews. However, this week my schedule will open up quite a bit, so expect a lot of reviews coming your way. Monday will feature 52 and “maybe” one more that I should have done last week, as well as DC’s solicitations for July 2007. I also wanted to mention that if you live in the greater Salt Lake City area, Major Spoilers is helping to sponsor the
Or – “Who’s The King, Baby? Whaddaya mean ‘Kirby?’ “ There are some concepts that are just flat-out too cool to be ignored. The original premise of “Marvel Zombies,” to be honest, is NOT one of them. It sounds like Marvel just cashing in on the usual crazes. “Walking Dead” sells for Image, so we get the writer of that to bang out a one-off series featuring zombie versions of Marvel heroes. What they DIDN’T count on was the off-kilter humor of Kirkman, and the way that he translated his long-time love of Marvel’s finest into beautiful character moments, distilling
Marvel has announced Mighty Avengers #1 has sold out at Diamond, prompting the company to go back to press. The new cover features one of the splash pages from artist Frank Cho. The 2nd printing will be available April 4, 2007. You know what to do…