This is both awesome and insane at the same time.Â You’ll have to watch all the way to the end to see what the heck is happening, and when you see the reveal, your jaw drops.
All this from the graphic novel Alan’s War:Â The Memories of G.I. Alan Cope.
Across a generation, a deep friendship blossomed between Alan Cope and author/artist Emmanuel Guibert. From it, Alanâ€™s War was born â€“ a graphic novel that is a deeply personal and moving experience, straight from the heart of the Greatest Generation â€“ a unique piece of WWII literature and a ground-breaking graphic memoir.
Viper Comics has sold the film rights to Villains to Universal Pictures in a deal in the mid-six figure range.
The graphic novel, by Adam Cogan and Ryan Cody, puts super bad guys center stage. The plot, told from the baddies’ perspective, follows a young man who is failing at life and finds purpose when he meets a Svengali-style villain who takes him under his wing.
Universal has hired Matt Jennison and Brent Strickland to pen the adaptation, with Viper’s Jessie Garza co-producing.Â Jennison and Strickland are the duo behind Wonder Woman for Warner Bros.
I’ve not read the title, but checking out the preview (after the jump), I can instantly tell I like the art style and color scheme,.Â As far as the duo writing the adaptation goes, Jennison and Strickland have not had their Wonder Woman script move into production, and no one has sent me any leaked scripts (hint, hint), so I have no idea how they’ll approach the title.
Del Ray Publishing has announced it will be doing the next to adapt Stephen King into comic book form, with Stephen King’s The Talisman getting the treatment.Â Marvel Comics has previously adapted The Dark Tower, and is just kicking off The Stand.Â This news has got to sting the House of Ideas just a little bit.
Burbank, Calif., October 8, 2008 â€” Warner Premiere and Warner Bros. Digital Distribution today announced the renowned graphic album â€œBatman: Black & Whiteâ€ and graphic novel â€œSuperman: Red Sonâ€ are being developed into short-form digital Motion Comics. In addition the first and highly anticipated second chapter of the â€œWatchmenâ€ Motion Comics are now available for download via iTunes, Amazon Video on Demand, Xbox Live and the Sony PlayStation Store. Summary editions of the â€œWatchmenâ€ Motion Comics are available to Verizon Wireless V Cast customers as well as Sprint TV customers via the DC Comics Channel.
Simon & Schuster have acquired the world rights to Amelia Rules.
Centered around the happenings of ten-year-old spitfire Amelia Louise McBride, the Amelia Rules! series captures the true essence of being an adolescent girl in America today, as Amelia adjusts to life in â€œsmall town Americaâ€ after her parentâ€™s divorce as she is forced to leave NYC.
â€œJimmy is a true creative genius, and AMELIA RULES! has that rare combination of mass appeal and literary substance that every publisher dreams about. We are thrilled for Jimmy to be joining the S&S list, as we work to expand our list with some of the top comic and graphic novel talent publishing today, and we look forward to making his name and his characters known to even wider audience beyond his already substantial following,â€ said Ginee Seo, VP, Editorial Director of Ginee Seo Books.
Simon & Schuster plans to rerelease the first four books over the next two years, with a new hardcover and paperback scheduled for the fall of 2010.
If you missed the premiere of the Cartoon Network’s Star Wars: The Clone Wars last Friday, don’t worry, you can purchase each and every episode at the iTunes Store.Â Debuting on the popular music, video, and application service the day after new episodes air, fans can download individual episodes for $1.99, or get a season pass for $39.99 for all 22 half-hour episodes.
Starting with â€œRising Malevolence,â€ the seriesâ€™ second episode, StarWars.com will offer a regular podcast â€“ one that combines news and information with the creativity of Lucasfilm. It will be available both at StarWars.com and at iTunes.Â At both locations, the podcast will be free for fans who want to learn more about the secrets of STAR WARS: THE CLONE WARS.
Moreover, StarWars.com will offer an exclusive, entirely new online graphic novel, with new insights into the CLONE WARS galaxy.Â Written by Star Wars expert Pablo Hidalgo, its weekly installments will feature four different artists, each of whom illustrates a new â€œchapter.â€Â Each of the 23 â€œchaptersâ€ will serve as an introduction to that weekâ€™s episode of STAR WARS: THE CLONE WARS.
If you don’t want to pay for content that is essentially free to begin with, both Cartoon Network and StarWars.com will stream episodes one week after the first run.Â The first episode of Star Wars: The Clone Wars begins streaming on Friday October 10, 2008.
I like the tag Oni Press is using for the upcoming Labor Days title – Revolution has a gigolo, and his name is Bags.Â Bags just happens to be a down on his luck slacker, who’s stumbled across a mysterious videotape, and it’s up to him to find the truth.
The graphic novel is by Philip Gelatt with art by Rick Lacy.Â Oni Press has sent Major Spoilers a sneak peek of the 144 page black and white comic that arrives in October.
15 September, 2008 (Berkeley, CA) â€“ In their only public appearance this year, MADMAN ATOMIC COMICS’ Mike and Laura Allred will celebrate the tenth anniversary of their RED ROCKET 7 graphic novel at San Francisco’s Neon Monster on Saturday, October 4th!
Forget those shuffling zombies of today, the real zombies were shuffling and killing off major civilizations centuries ago.Â Zombie Omega tells the tale in The Minions of Ka.
The 128-page graphic novel titled The Minions of Ka, focuses on the Great London Fire of 1666. For hundreds of years, the Catholic Church has used the power of the undead to spread fear among heretics and non-believers. Now, in the late 17th century, the Church has their sights set on the throne of Charles II. An unnamed warrior for hire finds himself caught between the Church and the English Monarchy in one of the greatest conspiracies of all time.
The book is written by Michael Furno and Michael Ahearn, with art by Chris Moreno and arrives in stores the week of October 31, 2008.