After a quick sell out at DC Comics, ACTION COMICS #844 is being rushed back to press for a second printing. This issue features the debut of the new creative team of writers Geoff Johns & Richard Donner and artist Adam Kubert. “It’s been an absolute honor to be a part of ACTION COMICS with Dick, Adam, (colorist) Dave Stewart, (letterer) Rob Leigh, (editor) Matt Idelson and (associate editor) Nachie Castro,” says Johns. “I’m incredibly proud of the work we’re all doing and thankful for the retailers and readers giving our run on ACTION a go.” ACTION COMICS #844 Second
Or – “Day 2: Still Tired From The Move…” Last issue got me thinking, in a good way, about what I like about Dick Grayson, about Nightwing, and about the “dark vigilante” motif. I enjoyed what last issue set up, and I’m intrigued enough to come back again. That’s what the movie business calls “good buzz,” or “word of mouth” or something. (I think my superhero name will be Cliche Man…) In any case, Marv Wolfman’s to writing Nightwing is in full swing, and in part two, the game’s afoot. Can Marv, Dan and Norm keep up the interest of
Or – “You Don’t Need Captain America, Thor, and Iron Man In Every Issue.” The Avengers are one of those teams that has had so many different incarnations that there’s no real “iconic” interpretation of the team. People talk about the Big Three, but the original lineup didn’t actually contain all of them. More importantly, the concept of what an Avenger IS has changed many times. The point of the original “Earth’s Mightiest Heroes” mini was to reimagine the original five members of the team. The new series takes the same tack with a more difficult crew, the team of
Tales of the Expected The 2006 installment of Tales of the Unexpected featuring The Spectre, and a backup with Dr. 13 kicked off with a bang that got me in all the right places. Now that I’ve had a chance to absorb issue two, are my tingly places still tingling, or is it more of the same?
Or – “Everything That You Once Knew Was Wrong Is Wronger Still…” If you’ve been reading, (and I thank you if ya have), you may have noticed that I have an affinity for team books. In most cases, the bigger the cast, the happier I am. This is a common malady among comic fans my age, and most of us blame it on The Legion. I was introduced to the 30th century through the digest-sized reprints that DC put out in the early 80’s, reprinting the seminal run from Adventure Comics lo those million years ago. At the time, the
Comflix Studios, Inc/Comflix.Net, the studio that brought you the digitally enhanced “Comflix” version of Dracula vs. King Arthur has just announced a new production licensing deal with Benjamin Raab, Deric A. Hughes and Ludovico Technique’s Robert Meyer Burnett, the creators and publisher of the highly regarded comic book series Living in Infamy.
ComicBase has a great application to help you keep track of all your comics. DrawerBoxes are a great way to keep your collection organized and at your fingertips. It makes perfect sense for ComicBase to use DrawerBoxes to organize their massive collection. And I thought I had a large collection! I’m truly impressed. You can read the reviews of ComicBase Express by clicking here, and my review of DrawerBoxes by clicking here.
Steve Rude announced today the formation of Rude Dude Productions, LLC. Rude Dude will publish Nexus and the Moth. The ground-breaking, award-winning Nexus first appeared on Capital Comics in 1981. The story of a cosmic avenger driven by dreams of mass murder captured the imagination of the comic-reading public throughout the eighties. Dark Horse recently released hard-bound volumes of the first twenty-four issues in their prestigious “Archives” editions. Mike Baron will script, Steve Rude will draw and Gary Martin will ink.
WALKING DEAD vol. 5: BEST DEFENSE has sold out of it’s entire print run, in less than a month. America’s best selling black and white comic book continues to run up the score. With so many sell-out print runs for WALKING DEAD and INVINCIBLE already in his pocket, writer Robert Kirkman makes this look easy. It ain’t, boyo. Kirkman along with artists Charlie Adlard and Cliff Rathburn have put blood, sweat and tears into creating one of the most compelling epics in the history of American comics. Each edition of WALKING DEAD delivers with compelling characters, haunting art, and cliffhangers
The all-new, all-deadly Thunderbolts stood revealed at the end of Civil War #4; now see the team of villainous hero-hunters in action in Civil War #5. Marvel Comics has sent Major Spoilers a Sneak Peek at these titles.
While it is no surprise that many movie franchises today are set up in three picture deals (Spider-Man for example), it is interesting the studios would sign a three picture deal on Transformers based on fan love. According to an interview with Shia LaBeouf, who plays Sam Witwicky, the thespian is under contract for Transformers 2 and 3. It’s pretty much a sure bet your audience will follow you to Transformers. Shia LaBeouf: “Yeah. The biggest movie in Hollywood. You don’t get bigger than $250 million robots blowing up the world. I don’t plan on making any other – I
DYNAMITE ENTERTAINMENT announced today that the initial print runs for Red Sonja #16 and New Battlestar Galactica #3 ongoing comic book series have sold out at the distributor level (Diamond Comic Distributors), and that limited edition variants for both titles are scheduled to fill standing orders. The limited edition cover for Red Sonja #16 with feature brandon new art by Jim Balent, and the limited edition cover for New Battlestar Galactica #3 will feature art by Pat Lee with a variant color on the background.
DYNAMITE ENTERTAINMENT ANNOUNCED that it will be giving fans a chance to win original art pages from SAVAGE RED SONJA: QUEEN OF THE FROZEN WASTES! They have released a special preview of SAVAGE RED SONJA: QUEEN OF THE FROZEN WASTES #4. Running until November 30th, 2006, DYNAMITE is giving one lucky fan the chance to add an original page of Red Sonja art to their collection! The Grand Prize is a stunning page from the Savage Red Sonja mini-series from series artist Homs, this page is a true one-of-a-kind and will be given to one lucky winner in a random
Platinum Studios, an entertainment company that controls the world’s largest independent library of comic book characters, announced today the new hire of Jim McLauchlin, formally of Top Cow Productions, as editor-in-chief of Platinum Studios’ Print and Online Comic Book Division. “It has been amazing to watch the growth of Platinum Studios over the past few years and I look forward to the tremendous opportunities that are in front of this company,” said McLauchlin. “Scott Mitchell Rosenberg and his team are doing some revolutionary things as seen with the upcoming release of ‘Cowboys and Aliens’ online and then in print.” Prior
Something has moved in with Devil’s Due Publishing, Inc., and that something is terror! The ink is dry on a licensing agreement between Devil’s Due and Universal Studios Consumer Products Group, sealing the deal to resurrect horror icon Chucky and bring the killer doll to comic books.
Marvel Comics has sent us solicitation text and cover images for titles shipping in February 2007. Take the jump for the big-ol’-list! DARK TOWER: THE GUNSLINGER BORN #1 (of 7) Written by PETER DAVID & ROBIN FURTH Art and Cover by JAE LEE & RICHARD ISANOVE Sketch Variant Cover by JAE LEE Variant Cover by JOE QUESADA “The man in black fled across the desert, and the gunslinger followed.” With those words, millions of readers were introduced to Stephen King’s Roland—an implacable gunslinger in search of the enigmatic Dark Tower, powering his way through a dangerous land filled with ancient