Twilight fans are nothing compared to the throngs of people who flock to every panel appearance by B-movie actor Bruce Campbell.Â He’s there again getting the crowds to eat out of his hands, and on the Burn Notice panel, a bit of news was dropped that may have fans flocking to the DVD section of their local store.
According to network insiders, USA is talking with Fox, which makes the series, about producing a straight-to-DVD prequel that would cover Axe’s adventures before his attempts to help his best friend, blacklisted spy Michael Westen.
The panelists also said they have been thinking about a Burn Notice movie, but Campbell reassured the crowd that the film wouldn’t rely on heavy CGI explosions.
The motion comic, animated comic book features, and general digital comic book distribution is getting the Stan Lee treatment on Thursday, when Lee and Disney Entertainment unveil Time Jumper on the crowd at the San Diego Comic Con.
“Time Jumper” follows Terry Dixon, a college student in possession of his late father’s time-travel invention, the Articulus. After his brother goes missing, Dixon is recruited by H.U.N.T. (Heroes United, Noble and True), a secret crime-fighting unit that sends him through time to thwart Charity Vile, leader of the criminal cartel, C.U.L.T. (Council of Unstoppable, Lethal Terrorists).
To sweeten the deal, Stan “The Man” has landed Natasha Henstridge to voice the lead female character in the series.
I’m all for mobile media fun and entertainment.Â If the publishers and companies involved in this kind of content can get the price point just right, it might do more for comics than the movies are doing now.
Batman: The Brave and the Bold has new episodes returning to the Cartoon Network on May 1st.
In this episode, Blue Beetle develops a crush on the slightly older and far-more-dangerous femme fatale Huntress, but there is little time for love with Baby Face busting his gang out of prison for a major heist! Watch the crowd closely during the jailbreak sequence to see some of your favorite villains including Pharaoh, Skeleton Keyes, Polecat Perkins and more!
NBC has announced it has ordered another 18-20 episodes Heroes.Â While the show has stumbled a bit this season as far as ratings go, it is tied with The Office as the network’s top rated series for the 18-49 crowd.
What do you want to see in season 4?Â The introduction of a character with magical powers that turns back time to a point where none of the mutants Heroes exist?Â Giant robots programmed by the gov’ment that are released into society to hunt down those mutants Heroes who haven’t registered?Â Or maybe the mutants Heroes will have some infighting amongst themselves forcing them to choose sides, which eventually leads to them shooting Sylar into space, who later returns to take down those who did him wrong, but instead a rival alien force invades the planet, thus setting up the bad guys to rule the world?Â Eighteen to twenty episodes?Â Yeah, I think they could get all that in.
“I know there are plenty of web comic artists who are able to subsist on the income they make from their website, but they aren’t making money from their comics; they’re making money from merchandise. Not to belittle web-only comic artists, but when their income is derived from t-shirts, it makes them salesmen first, artists second.”
– Neil Swaab
Oh man, talk about opening mouth and inserting foot.Â This lead to all sorts of reactions including this well thought out post by Jeph Jacques, which ultimately lead to Mr. Swaab issuing a public apology.
Oh and hey, those webcomic things have a bunch of panels at the New York Comic Con, featuring many of those webcomic gurus featured in the image above.
Boom! Studios has announced the first issues of the company’s High Roller #1 and Station #1 have sold out at the distributor level.
“It’s not surprising to me that both titles have been such hits,” said Ross Richie, Publisher and Co-Founder of BOOM! Studios.Â “BOOM! prides itself on giving top talent a chance to tell compelling stories with the help of fantastic artists.Â With an aggressive marketing campaign designed to expose the traditional comic crowd to non-traditional comic stories, HIGH ROLLERS and STATION were almost guaranteed to sell out.”
If you had hopes of getting your hands on a copy, there still a chance the issues are at your local comic shop.Â At this time Boom! Studios is working with Diamond to see how high a demand there is for reprints of the series, and we’ll let you know if those titles go back to press.
The very popular Diesel Sweeties webcomic has announced it is ending its newspaper run in mid-August.
This is my decision, I wasnâ€™t fired, I donâ€™t regret it and Iâ€™m not gonna blame anyone. No dissing Garfield. I am â€œcrazy amounts ofâ€ looking forward to being my own CEO again. There will be nary a bump in schedule for the main webcomic.
Health and time issues aside, I’m surprised the series lasted as long in the papers as it did.Â Diesel Sweeties does so much better on the web than it could ever do in the local newspaper read by the 65 and older crowd.Â That’s not to say I don’t want to see Diesel Sweeties in print, a collected edition would be the roxors.
In last weekâ€™s review of Robin #174, I wondered what was going to happen with the Tim/Stephanie/Robin/Spoiler relationship now that Stephanie has returned to Gotham City from her sojourn in Africa. The Robin/Spoiler special released this past week from DC Comics clears up some of those unanswered questions.
You might think from the title of the post, that we’re trying to attract the adult gonzo crowd, but I can assure you that while I do enjoy hanging around the hotties, the title of this post, just so happens to be the title to Sean Galloway’s 2008 hardback art book.
Who is Sean Galloway, and why does his art look familiar?
Are you watching the Spectacular Spider-Man on the Kids’ WB! Saturday mornings? That’s where you’ve seen Sean’s work.
Take the jump for Galloway’s take on Thor, plus a sketch of the above image.