26 November 2008 (Berkeley, CA) – This February, after over a year in the making,Â Image Comics will debut JERSEY GODS, the superhero epic by THE GRAY AREA writer Glen Brunswick and DOCTOR WHO artist Dan McDaid.
“JERSEY GODS represents a lifetime spent dreaming of superheroes,” said Brunswick. “Ever since I was young, the seeds of what would become JERSEY GODS were kicking around. JERSEY GODS is to me what SAVAGE DRAGON is for Erik Larsen or INVINCIBLE is for Robert Kirkman – it’s the superhero series I want to tell without an end; one I hope will keep readers coming back for years and years to come. Working with an artist as talented and versatile as Dan makes this a real dream come true.”
As originally previewed in Robert Kirkman’s INVINCIBLE, JERSEY GODS starsÂ Barock, a superhero from another planet, and Zoe, a high maintenance Jersey girl, soon after they’re married. However, it’s only a matter of time before Barock’s previous life threatens to tear their world apart. Each issue of JERSEY GODS features covers by some of comics hottest names, including MADMAN ATOMIC COMICS’s Mike Allred, DC: NEW FRONTIER’s Darwyn Cooke, HEAVY LIQUID’s Paul Pope and SAVAGE DRAGON’s Erik Larsen with many more to come. A limited-edition variant by McDaid is also available.
JERSEY GODS #1 (DEC082237), a 32-page full color comic book for $3.50, will be available February 4th, 2009.
It was only a matter of time before fan and reviewer trashing of the third season of Heroes led to changes in the show.Â The first casualties of the shakeup find co-executive producers Jesse Alexander and Jeph Loeb being shown the exit.
It’s understood that Alexander and Loeb were let go because of Peacock execs’ frustration with the creative direction of the show. The show is also said to have been grappling with hefty budget overruns this season, that are going well beyond its already sizable $4 million per-seg pricetag.
I can’t say that I’m not surprised, but I axing two-thirds of the team that understood how hero stories should be told is a bit odd.Â Expect the rest of the season to feature more teen oriented melodrama and sappy love stories before the show is axed in May.
War is Over, Now
The story that has preoccupied the pages of Fables for at least the last two years, was the buildup and invasion of the homelands by the Fables, who were sick and tired of The Adversary threatening their way of existence in the Mundy world.Â After last monthâ€™s stunning conclusion to the war, weâ€™re left wondering, â€œWhatâ€™s next?â€
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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.
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With the success of Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skulls (i know someoneâ€™s going to disagree, but come on, $282 million ainâ€™t nothing to sneeze at), it was only a matter of time before Dark Horse came up with a new Indiana Jones series to ride the coat tails of success.Â While the movie adaptation was a bit awkward, the digest sized Indiana Jones Adventures Volume 1, rocks the house.
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Diamond Select Toys has announced the next wave of its Marvel Minimates line will be on the way soon, with all new characters, villains, and costumes.
Series 23 will contain several two-packs featuring characters taken from the past twenty years of Marvel history. Nova will be paired with Gamora, Cloak will team up with Dagger and the Spymaster will take on War Machine in this all-star lineup. The variant War Machine featuring Jim Rhodes will also be available as a limited chase figure.
With the ongoing success of the Amazing Spider-Man, it was only a matter of time before his villains got their due as Minimates! Series 24 will feature two-packs consisting of Spider-Man & Shocker, Cosmic Spider-Man & Transformation Venom, â€œBack in Blackâ€ Spider-Man & Kraven and the limited Tarantula variant. Additional pieces will also be included for transforming Transformation Venom into Eddie Brock and each Spider-Man into Peter Parker.
If you were/are worried that the Minimate line was getting thin to the point of being canceled, fear not, as DST has assured Major Spoilers there are going to be Minimates well into the future.
via Diamond Select Toys
Following the demise of HD DVD, it was only a matter of time before Paramount caved in and announced plans to bring Transformers to the Blu-Ray format. When it was announced Paramount was going the HD DVD route, director Michael Bay was pretty upset about the announcement, only to change his tune a few short days later. Perhaps it had something to do with the HD DVD camp throwing a lot of money Paramount’s way.
My guess is the studio got to keep all the money even after Toshiba and others admitted defeat, so now it is full steam ahead with Blu-Ray as the preferred format.
The Blu-ray edition of “Transformers” that Par is preparing will include extensive extras and special features, including a commentary from Bay and two docus about the film’s human and robotic stars. Segments include exec producer Steven Spielberg discussing his love for the franchise and a detailed look at the casting process and real-world weapons provided by the military.
Principal photography for the Transformers 2 movie (with the return of Jazz?) is set to begin this week.
With characters and events moving full force on The Spectacular Spider-Man cartoon series airing Saturday’s on the Kids’ WB! on the CW, it was only a matter of time before we see the likes of Black Cat and that space goo that eventually turns into Venom appear.
The first hints happen this Saturday (May 17, 2008), and the CW has sent Major Spoilers the first few images from the show.
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