Here’s something that makes a whole lot of sense; your company is letting people go left and right, you cancel and/or postpone Wizard World Texas and Wizard World Los Angeles, so you go out and purchase the Big Apple Convention.Â To make matters even more confusing, Gareb Shamus is moving the show to October 16 – 18, 2009, which just so happens to be the same month that the New York Comic Con had announced it is moving to.Â If Shamus and Wizard wanted to stir up a hornet’s nest of publicity on a slow news day, it certainly succeeded
One of the classic sci-fi stories I would really love to see made into a movie is the John Carter of Mars.Â Production has started and stopped so many times, it’s hard to remember who was involved with what.Â Iron Man director Jon Favreau was involved in the movie at one point, and offered up a shot of Woola (the dog like creature from the series) that was whipped up during that time. If audiences can put up with a naked Dr. Manhattan running around for two hours, than bare breasted beauties from Mars and John Carter wang shouldn’t be
I wish there was an IMAX theater near here that would show the Watchmen movie.Â This visuals for this film look so slick and jaw dropping, that I would love to see it on a screen the size of a building.Â Of course, I’m not sure I want to see Doctor Manhattan’s wang in IMAX, but you have to take the good with the bad. via MTV Splash
This excerpt from a 1970 edition of NBS Nightly News (anchored by NBS stalwart Ted Philips) features a special report from co-anchor Jim Sizemore looking back at ten years of Dr Manhattan. Gotta love viral marketing.Â I hope there is a lot more of this stuff coming our way between now and March 6.
As the battle for the fate of the Watchmen movie plays out in the courtroom, we’re pitting the Watchmen characters against the Charlton characters that inspired them.Â This week’s battle features Doctor Manhattan taking on Captain Atom. FIGHT!
Warner Bros. released six character posters across the Internet yesterday, causing fans to scramble to find out what major sites got the exclusives. The new character artwork was made available Wired.comâ€™s Underwire blog (Ozymandias), LATimes.comâ€™s Hero Complex blog (The Comedian), EW.comâ€™s PopWatch blog (Doctor Manhattan), USAToday.comâ€™s Lifeline Live blog (Rorschach), MTV.comâ€™s Splash Page blog (Silk Spectre II) and AccessHollywood.com (Nite-Owl). As March approaches, expect to see more run all around the web type promotions to build the hype for the movie. via Watchmen Comic Movie
With Watchmen on everyone’s lips, it was only a matter of time before artist interpretations of the characters from the film an comic started popping up on the net.Â Here’s The Mico’s take on Dr. Manhattan. Looks pretty cool, but to see the rest, you’ll have to head over to his site. via The Mico
[qt:http://www.dccomics.com/media/audio_video/Young_Liars_exclusive_trailer.m4v 600 340] DC Comics and Vertigo have posted a pretty cool looking trailer for its latest series Young Liars, written by David Lapham. Meet the YOUNG LIARS: Sadie Dawkinsâ€”a meek young heiress from Austin, TX who becomes addicted to drugs, moves to NYC and gets a bullet lodged in her brain, Annie Xâ€”the bulimic ex-model, Donnieâ€”the transvestite druggy with a good heart, Cee Ceeâ€”the rock band groupie, Truman Runcoâ€”the schemer, and Dannyâ€”the habitual liar with an unnatural stalker-like obsession for Sadie. Sadie drags her group of misfit friends through one hair raising adventure after another stretching from the gritty,