I used to wake up at 4 am on saturdays to watch cartoons. Not because I liked the very early shows (Seriously, SWATCATS was just not that great), but because my mother didn’t want us to spend all day watching TV. As soon as breakfast was on the table the TV was switched off! Of course, this meant that depending on the complexity of breakfast, I may not get to watch what, at the time, was my favorite cartoon. The freakin’ X-Men!
The year was 1994, The nation struggled to make up its mind about NAFTA, Rock & Roll lost an icon in Kurt Cobain and Nelson Mandela became South Africa’s first black president. And do I remember any of this happening? No. But I remember the Iron Man animated series.
DC Comics unveiled the variant cover to the upcoming Flash: Rebirth #3, and it looks really awesome. I’m not big on variant covers (I too was burned during the 1990s and the Gen13 debacle), but this is one I might actually ask my comic book guy to track down for me.
This week on the Major Spoiler Podcast, we discussed comic book themed courses at various universities, and the books being used in them.Â A new book by Thomas J. McLean looks like it could be a great text to add to future comic to film adaptation courses. Mutant Cinema: The X-Men Trilogy from Comics to Screen is the definitive unauthorized study of the popular movie saga, including: â€¢ The history of X-Men comic books; â€¢ Previous adaptations, including early cartoon appearances, the successful 1990s animated series, and initial attempts to bring the mutants to the big screen; â€¢ The development
Variety is reporting this morning that Paramount Pictures has acquired the rights to Harbinger from Valiant Comics. The live-action adaptation may be directed by Brett Ratner. Created by Jim Shooter, the “Harbinger” comicbook series became a hit when published in the 1990s. Harbingers are humans with powers that can be unlocked by “omega” harbingers. Teenager Pete Stanchek finds himself on a collision course with an older “omega” who used his gifts to become an evil industrialist. Ratner was last seen directing Rush Hour 3, and has at least three other films he is working on before Harbinger. via Variety
With the resurgence of all things Terminator (television series, new movie in the works), it makes sense for Dark Horse to collect the old Terminator issues into one giant Omnibus. The Terminator Omnibus Volume I includes Terminator Tempest, One Shot, Secondary Objectives, and The Enemy Within. It will be available in retail stores everywhere February 20, 2008 with an SRP of $24.95. The Terminator Omnibus Volume II will follow on March 26. I would have to rummage through the DrawerBoxes to find those issues, but I seem to remember a couple of the series were pretty good. With Omnibus editions