This issue: Dr. Peter Coogan from the Institute for Comics Studies returns to the show to tell of his adventures at the 2009 San Diego Comic-Con, as well as offer up his yearly roundup of comic book classes being taught at colleges and universities around the world.
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A founding Justice Leaguer has returned from the dead…Â That has to unprecedented, right?Â I mean, how often can they pull off something like that?
Superman – Died Superman 75, 1992.Â Â Revived Superman – The Man of Steel 25, 1993.
Batman – Died Final Crisis 6, 2009.Â Living in cave somewhere in Final Crisis 7.
Wonder Woman – Died Crisis on Infinite Earths 12, 1986.Â Â Revived Wonder Woman 1, 1987.
Green Lantern – Died Final Night 4, 1996.Â Â Revived fullyÂ Green Lantern – Rebirth, 2004.
The Flash – Died Crisis on Infinite Earths 8, 1986.Â Returned to life Final Crisis 2, 2008.
Aquaman – Died 2001.Â Revived JLA 66, 2001.Â Died again Aquaman 50, 2008.
Martian Manhunter – Died in Final Crisis 1, 2008.Â Returned…Â Well, you’re looking at it.
The guys who engrave headstones in the DC Universe must be richer than Bill Gates’ lovechild by Paris Hilton…
You know you are a superstar comic book person when you get pro representation from a big Hollywood agency.Â Or so says The Hollywood Reporter that reports Neal Adams and his Continuity Studios have signed with ICM.
The agency will work to take Adams’ creations across all forms of media as well as help him make the transition to feature film writing and directing. In that latter fashion, Adams would follow artists-turned-helmers such as John Cassaday, who directed an episode of Fox TV series “Dollhouse,” and Frank Miller, who helmed “Sin City” and “The Spirit.”
So what will Adams and Continuity Studios bring to the table in hopes of turning into a movie or television franchise?Â There’s Knighthawk, a hero made up of cloned parts. Ditz the Scatterbrain, a teenager who can control people’s minds, Crazyman, who works for the government on dangerous missions, and of course Bucky O’Hare, that lovable green rabbit.Â Oh, let’s not forget Ms. Mystic and Toyboy – who is in no way related to the Witchia, KS KWCH character that’s been around since the 1960′s.
I doubt the coming event in the 616 is going to be as universe ending as in Ultimate universe, but Norman Osborn is set to reveal is master plan for Marvel in 2010, and it begins with The List series.
The List. This eight-issue limited series, comprised of eight double-sized specials, leads Marvel fans to the changes in store for the worldâ€™s most popular super heroes! The Iron Patriot decides there are things wrong with the world, things that need to be handled and when heâ€™s done, the stage is set for the biggest comic book event of the next decade! It all begins in September with the first three The List issuesâ€”Avengers, Daredevil and X-Men!
It’s been two years since the last Lenore comic book landed on store shelves.Â Titan Books is planning to fix that with The Macabre Malevolence of Mortimer Fledge.
Featuring the continuing adventures of Lenore and her sick and twisted menagerie of friends, including Ragamuffin and the usual assortment of limbless cannibals, clock monsters, cursed vampire dolls, demented taxidermists and obsessed undead boyfriends that seem to follow her wherever she goes.
Lenore: The Macabre Malevolence of Mortimer Fledge arrive in August for $3.99.
The creators of Fallen Justice have announced the first issue of the digital comic book is now available as a free download from the iTunes App Store.Â Major Spoilers also learned that when the second issue hits in a few days it will be free for a limited time.Â If you are looking for some Pow! Zoom! FOOM! best head over to the App Store and check it out.
Written by Cary Kelley and Steven Forbes; Art by Harold Edge; Colors by Ross Hughes; Cover by Harold Edge
Justice Theta is the most powerful hero in the world. He works tirelessly to protect the people under his care, regardless of nationality or wealth. But today it seems like nothing is going his way. Fallen Justice, a dark tale of heroes and villains that will challenge the way you see heroes, begins here.
DC Comics was honored by the Guinness World Records this past weekend, when it was pointed out that Detective Comics is the longest-running comic book periodical in the United States.Â Paul Levitz, DC Comics President and Publisher, accepted the award.
And if you think that is cool news, Doctor Who was also honored as the most successful sci-fi series.
Longevity was another factor, since “Doctor Who” also holds the Guinness record for longest-running sci-fi TV series. A controversy broke out over that record in 2006, and “Stargate SG-1″ later received the record for longest-running consecutive sci-fi series after completing a 10-year run.
We’ve had the pleasure of reading Jason Martin’s Super Real comic book, and during our convention sketch themed Art Appreciation Moment of the Day, we found Jason’s Lara Croft sketch he did for his convention sketchbook last year.
Liquid Comics, the salvaged part of the defunct Virgin Comics company, has announced it has signed a deal with FreemantleMedia Enterprises to develop media projects based on the company’s comic book properties.
The first is “Ani-Max,” about a boy who can absorb the abilities and physical characteristics of any animal he touches. It will be developed as an animated TV show. The other, “First Family,” will be developed as a scripted drama about the teen children of a newly elected American president who try to survive in a most ruthless political arena — high school.
The deal was made to help fast track the properties from graphic novels to other media outlets.
Now that we have the link baiting out of the way (hello Twilight fans), here’s a bit of news that will excite all of those that are finding this article thanks to our mad SEO skillz – Twilight author Stephanie Meyer will be featured in the October issue of Bluewater Productions’ Female Force.
“We chose Stephenie Meyer to be one of the subjects for Female Force because her voice is one for a new generation. Now people will find out the history of how she created this series, as well as her life story,” said Darren G. Davis, Bluewater Productions’ publisher.
Female Force: Stephanie Meyer is scheduled to be released in October as a lead up to the next installment of the Twilight movie.
Morgan Spurlock and Dark Horse Entertainment are teaming up to create a comic book based on Spurlock’s Super-Size Me documentary from a few years ago.
The book, “Supersized: Strange Tales From a Fast Food Culture,” will feature bizarre stories about the U.S.’s obsession with fast food that weren’t seen in the film while still hoping to make a point about health and nutrition. Spurlock will write the stories, with a mix of established and up-and-coming artists scripting and drawing the book. It is set for publication in the spring.
It will be really strange if this book is a mere 22-pages long.