If you are looking for something to do this weekend,Â make the trek to Long Beach, California to check out what is going on, and to stop at the Boom! Studios booth (#464) to meet with creators and pick up the limited edition Incredibles #1, which is exclusive to the show.Â Boom! sent Major Spoilers a run down of the panels and signing schedule that you can see after the jump.
Last week, there was a lot of speculation over an image of Pixar creators at work.Â Behind the sculptor is a very pronounced image of a dinosaur and a boy, which many saw as a clue to the next 3D movie project.Â The Pixar blog site offered up a variety of clues, and ultimately came to this conclusion:
These facts point to this having been a research trip for an unannounced upcoming film, almost certainly being directed by (Greg) Dykstra. This would undoubtedly be a short since Dykstra hasn’t directed before at the studio.
Over at the Atomic Robo website, the Robo creators have posted an image of the most kick-assiest kick-ass costume of Atomic Robo.Â Devin has done some tremendous work (more pics after the jump), and I’m hoping he enters the Third Annual Major Spoilers Costume Contest when it kicks off next month.
For those who were very upset over the news that 20th Century Fox was booting the voice cast of Futurama off the show for money reasons, have released a statement that said the entire voice cast; John DiMaggio, Billy West, Katey Sagal, Maurice LaMarche and Tress MacNeille will return for the next season.
“We are thrilled to have our incredible cast back,” creators Matt Groening and David X. Cohen said in a statement. “The call has already gone out to the animators to put the mouths back on the characters.”
Instead of the $75,000 per episode the actors were asking, it is believed now that the cast members will receive less than $40,000 per episode.
In this day and age, where everyone is connected and news circulates the globe in a matter of nanoseconds, I am beginning to think that both the studios and actors in H’wood are using the Intardwebz to start a rumor, see how it sits, then make adjustments after that.Â Leading up to this announcement, it seemed pretty clear Fox wasn’t going to budge, but then following the release on sites like Major Spoilers, and the resulting Comic-Con uproar, suddenly, a week later, everything is hunky-dory.Â If the big wigs want to create an Intardwebz storm, and use us as the sounding board, there’s no need to go about it in a sneaky fashion, just contact Major Spoilers, put both sides on the record, and we’ll let our readers work it out for you.
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.
There are seven books planned for the series.
Meeting the growing demand for more digital content, Archaia announced that it would produce original graphic novels (OGNs) exclusively for the Amazon Kindle, which will include the Kindleâ€™s iPhone and iPod touch apps.
Archaia will initially premiere four OGNs on the Kindle over the next 12 months. The new collaboration kicks off with Tumor, an original story from Joshua Hale Fialkov and Noel Tuazon, the creators of the Harvey Award-nominated Elkâ€™s Run. Tumor, a Los Angeles noir about a private investigator with a terminal brain tumor trying to close one last case before the cancer kills him, will be released as eight individual chapters over the next six months, to then be collected into a hardcover edition. The first chapter of Tumor is available now on the Kindle for free, with subsequent chapters priced at 99 cents.
With the launch of the DC Comics iGoogle themes last week, it was only moments before other companies got into the skinning craze of the Google one stop landing page.Â Oni Press announced its theme is available now and features the artwork of Chris Mitten (Wasteland), Chynna Clugston (Blue Monday), Chris Schweizer (The Crogan Adventures), Lars Brown (North World), & Brandon Graham (Multiple Warheads).
iGoogle lets you create a personalized homepage that contains a Google search box at the top, and your choice of any number of gadgets below.Â The Oni Press Theme is a ‘skin’ that provides artwork from Oni Press to further customize your iGoogle page.Â In the future we’ll be releasing Oni Press book specific iGoogle themes.Â This way fans of a particular Oni Press title can enjoy their favorite creators artwork all day long!
Each year at the Vertigo Fables panel, the creators of the series hand out a one page original story.Â Vertigo’s Graphic Content blog posted the image, and a bit of important news from Bill Willingham about how this one pager affects the overall story line.
If you have your trade paperback copy of Archie: Freshman Year, and want to get it signed by the creators, Archie Comics and Exhibit A Press will host a signing session at the San Diego Comic Con.Â Batton Lash (writer), Bill Galvin (artist), Mike Pellerito (editor) will be at Booth #1909 on Saturday, July 25 from 1:00 PM until 2:00 PM to meet, greet, and sign.
12 GAUGE COMICS is locked, loaded, and ready to take on Comic-Con!Â Weâ€™ll be previewing upcoming comics (both on the page and â€œin-motionâ€), announcing new titles, giving away lots of cool freebies, reviewing portfolios and more!Â Make sure to check us out in our new location, Booth #2045.
When the creators of Atomic Robo appeared on the Major Spoilers Podcast, they did mention there would be an Atomic Robo statue headed our way.
Still no word on price or availability, but the ad is a good sign that this statue is getting closer to sitting on my self shelf.
When Strange Tales #2 hits stores in October, readers will have to make a big decision; Red or Green?