– By Stephen Schleicher You’ll Have That made its debut on the Viper Comics webpage in 2004. In that time, Wes Molebash’s semi-autobiographical webcomic has gathered a nice following. Recently I had a chance to talk with Wes about You’ll Have That, how it came about, and where it will go in the future. Yup, spoilers ahead!
Even though Sir Michael Caine said the Joker would be the villian in the next Batman movie, fans have been speculating for some time who would play the Clown Prince of Crime. Names like Robin Williams and Mark Hamill have circulated (I even saw one rumor of Michael Keaton), but fans may now have an answer. Latino Review, who broke the news that Brandon Routh would be Superman, is reporting Heath Ledger will play the arch-villian to Christian Bale’s Batman. We were first to tell the world that Brandon Routh was going to be the new Superman. Now here we
Warner Bros. Pictures has hired Adam Turner to write the screenplay for DC Comics Doom Patrol. Warner Bros. will be making the announcement this week at the San Diego Comic Con. Remnicent of the X-Men and teamed like the Justice League, The Doom Patrol uses their freakish abilities to stop evil doers. The film will be produced by Akiva Goldsman via Weed Road Pictures. At this time, no stars are attached, but who would make the casting call? Talk about it in the comments section. Via Variety (link)
Marvel Inc. Press Release LOS ANGELES (July 20, 2006) – Continuing its strategy to independently develop and produce a new slate of feature films, Marvel Studios – a subsidiary of Marvel Entertainment, Inc. (NYSE: MVL) – has signed top rising director Louis Leterrier to direct a new big screen adaptation of The Incredible Hulk, based on the legendary Marvel Super Hero. The announcement was made today by Michael Helfant, President/COO of Marvel Studios and Kevin Feige, President of Production for Marvel Studios.
Hollywood Reporter is reporting that Guillermo del Toro is teaming up with Don Murphy’s Angry Films to bring the DC Comics superhero “Deadman” to life. The deal is still in negotiations and the search for a writer is underway. Deadman is the ghost of Boston Brand, a circus performer who was murdered during one of his performances. Brand was granted the power to enhabit the bodies of the living in order to find his killer, but along the way he is compelled to help those in need. “(Deadman) has great supernatural elements and is one of the more off-kilter superheroes.
Marvel has released the text and images for titles scheduled for release during October 2006. ULTIMATE MARVEL ULTIMATE FANTASTIC FOUR #35 Written by MIKE CAREY Pencils & Cover by PASQUAL FERRY “GOD WAR” Stranded on the alien world called Acheron, the F.F. face certain death at the hands of the literally explosive being called Gallowglass! But even he pales besides the true enemy on this bleak planet, the greatest threat the multiverse has ever known: Thanos the Destroyer! Part 3 (of 6) 32 PGS./Rated A …$2.99
The Hollywood Reporter spilled the beans early on The Spirit movie adaptation. According to the industry mag, comic legend Frank Miller will be adapting and directing the flick. Will Eisner’s The Spirit – one of the most influential comics of all time – is being produced by Odd Lot Entertainment’s Deborah Del Prete and Gigi Pritzker who will also finance the film. Also producing is Michael Uslan. According to Uslan, Miller is the best person to direct the film. What makes Frank’s involvement with ‘The Spirit’ particularly poignant was his special relationship with Will Eisner, captured last year in the
DC comics has released the cover images and solicitation text for items shipping in October 2006. ALL STAR BATMAN AND ROBIN, THE BOY WONDER #6 Written by Frank Miller Art and cover by Jim Lee & Scott Williams Variant cover by Miller Batman and Black Canary get down to business — the business of criminal skull cracking! Things heat up in a storm-tossed shipyard as the pair hunts down the mystery man behind the murder of Dick Grayson’s parents. Plus, Black Canary isn’t the only of Gotham’s fairer sex to be roused into action by the Dark Knight’s war on
Good news for everyone who wants to keep track of their collection like a pro. Human Computing sent an email to us this morning letting us know ComicBase Professional 11 (formerly the Standard Edition), and ComicBase Archive 11 are now available. 30,000 new titles added this, which means you have over a quarter million issues to access. It’s been a big year for us, and ComicBase 11 is our biggest and best ever. This year, you’ve seen us add a staggering 30,000 comics, along with thousands of notes, artist and writer credits, and storyline entries. All this has been made
Comic-Con International 2006 will be the site of a number of exciting announcements from Oni Press. In addition to a full schedule of signings and portfolio reviews at their booth located at Booth 1934, the crew from Oni is gathering for a panel at 10:30 AM on Saturday, July 22 in Room 8 to preview and discuss new titles from Ray Fawkes & Cameron Stewart, Hunter Covington, Ande Parks, and many, many more.
CNN is reporting that mystery writer Mickey Spillane has died at 88. Spillane started out as a comic writer (The Sub-Mariner), but left (for a while) when his hard hitting shoot-em-up sex novel I, the Jury was released in 1946. This kicked off a series of Mike Hammer novels including such favorites as Girl Hunters, Vengeance is Mine, and The Big Kill.
Damn! Before last year, storing my immense collection of comics each month meant digging 30 boxes out of the closet, arranging them in an organized manner, adding new issues to their appropriate bin, then restacking all of the boxes back up again. This was a back breaking endeavor that I dreaded each and every month. But then I discovered a small booth at San Diego Comic Con 2005 that changed how my comics are organized.
Here is the New Comic Release list for comics scheduled for July 19, 2006. 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 for assisting in the building of this list.
Sir Michael Caine has confirmed what many have speculated since the ending of Batman Begins – the next film will be called The Joker. The news comes from an interview Caine did with Turner Movies UK. This is kind of a no brainer since the Joker card was seen at the end of the Bat flick. It would be very interesting if this were not just a sequel but rather a real look into the Joker’s background. It would also be great if they used the back story from A Killing Joke. Caine gave very little information on the project
SCI FI announced that it has greenlit Painkiller Jane for 22-episodes centering on a female superhero with healing abilities. Based on the comic book by Jimmy Palmiotti and Joe Quesada, the series has not been cast yet, but is slated to premiere in January 2007.