It’s a double feature week in Episode 176 of the Wayne’s Comics Podcast, featuring two creators with books coming to your local store this Wednesday, May 13! First up is my interview with Ed Brisson, creator of The Mantle, a great book from Image Comics! We talk about how the series came into being as well as exploring his other creations, including Cluster from BOOM! Studios, Sheltered from Image and his self-published Murder Book, now collected at Dark Horse. Be sure to pick up The Mantle #1 this Wednesday! Then comes Joelle Jones, co-writer and artist on Dark Horse’s Lady
Press Release Fan favorite writer Ed Brisson (SHELTERED) and artist Brian Level (LAZARUS, Quantum & Woody) team up for an all-new superhero series about an average man who becomes an unwilling host to tremendous power in THE MANTLE. The series launches from Image Comics on May 13.
Readers have been waiting for Batgirl #1 to hit stands so we can all find out who the next Batgirl is under the cowl.Â Well you aren’t going to find out in this sneak peek that DC released, but it should give you something to look at until August 19, 2009 arrives.
Why haven’t we seen any more Lara Croft: Tomb Raider movies in a while?Â The rights reverted back to game creator Eidos a few years ago and apparently there has been a bidding war over which studio would pick up the franchise.Â The Hollywood Reporter is noting Time Warner invested more money into the game company, which included the film rights.Â Now the studio is trying to put something together for the next generation of movie goers. The new project, however, is expected to revamp the character and her mission and bear little resemblance to the original pictures. It will
Secret origins are fun I miss the days when comic books would spend an issue telling the back story of how the latest villain of the week became the villain of the week.Â It was fun to discover how that person was wronged or what led him down the path to evil, and best of all it was all revealed in a single issue.Â After reading Blue Beetle #32, those good olâ€™ days are back again.
WOWIO relaunched yesterday under its new owner Platinum Studios, and the first thing I’ve noticed is the free sponsored downloads appear to be a thing of the past.Â While you can read the issues online for free, you need to be connected to the Interweb in order to get that freebie.Â If you want to download for offline reading later, the prices seem to fluctuate based on the title being offered. That’s a real bummer. On the plus side, when you are reading the individual pages, you can save and download the images.Â You’ll have to do some renaming, but
Set relatively soon after Bruce Wayne took up the mantle of the Batman, Batman Confidential tells the stories of Batmanâ€™s early outings.Â I first jumped on to the book at issue 17, because of the Batgirl/Barbara Gordon story being told. I am so glad that I did, and look forward to getting my hands on a TPB of the earlier issues. Batman Confidential #17 and #18 tell the story of Batgirlâ€™s first encounter with Catwoman. There isnâ€™t a Batman to be found in these issues, and when weâ€™re dealing with one of my favorite characters, Batgirl, the less Batman the
So Danny Ketch (the first Ghost Rider) is back and giving Johnny Blaze all kinds of trouble. Did I spoil that one for you? Sorry, but Ghost Rider #23 did hit the news stands last week, and we did talk about it in the Major Spoilers Podcast, so unless you are one of those that only get your comics once a month, you are probably privy to the info already. For those of you who aren’t familiar with Danny Ketch, Marvel comics is making the Ghost Rider Saga available for Digital Comics Unlimited subscribers. Johnny Blaze is the Ghost Riderâ€”so
Yes, you read that title correctly, the Silent Devil graphic novel is being turned into a d20 role-playing supplement using the Dungeons and Dragons system. D&D players will thrill to the campaign set in Arthur’s Camelot and specialized weaponry to combat the vampire menace. Other players can actually take up the mantle of a vampire knight and try and extinguish the hope of humanity forever! THe game called Vampires vs. Knights is being developed by Tony DiGerolamo. “Adam Beranek, one of the co-creators of DvKA, and I are thrilled Tony agreed to write the game based on our concept,” says