Nazis in New York? And Marla Drake, a.k.a. Miss Fury, thought she was just out busting some common criminals. Though she’ll be the first to tell you she’s not a superhero, it looks like it’s going to fall to Miss Fury to stop these time-travelling National Socialists from rewriting the history of the world.
The iconic character, Black Bat, makes his return to comics with a Dynamite series, written by Brian Bucccellato, the current acclaimed co-writer of DC Comics’ The Flash! Black Bat joins a long-line of successful pulp relaunches at Dynamite, and this series guarantees to be just as successful. Look for Black Bat in 2013!
I love Francesco Francavilla’s work. If you’ve been reading this site for any amount of time, it is probably obvious as the artist shows up on the Art Appreciation Moment of the Day as often as, if not more than, Adam Hughes. Some of my favorite stuff Mr. Francavilla does deals with the pulp heroes, and his cover to Masks is mind blowing.
Or – “I’d Say The Pulps Are Back, But They Never Really Went Away…”
The Major Spoilers podcast crew each has our specialties and expertise, which serves us well in our nattering about the vagaries of various universes and the denizens thereof. But once in a while, it’s fun to switch it up and play in each other’s sandboxes. Though I’m nowhere near the pulp fiction connoisseur that Stephen is, I know the big names, and was intrigued to see how Dynamite Entertainment would put their stamp on the fedora-and-cloak wearing mystery man known as The Spider: Master Of Men!
The world of the Mystery Men grows more dangerous, as The Operative picks up allies in order to battle the insidious “General”. Does this tale with Pulp sensibilities dole out a bountiful amount of entertainment? Or is just a piece of over priced Ten Cent trash? Take the jump to find out, Faithful Spoilerites!
Before men of fire, and of the sea took to air to battle, there were heroes that slinked through the night. Mystery Men delves into the lesser known facets of the Marvel Universe, but does this pulp inspired canonical tale entertain? Or should it be pulped lickity split?
Nostalgia is a double edged sword. In bringing the adventures of the Green Hornet and his trusty sidekick Kato to the big screen, things you loved can be irrevocably changed in order to appeal to a modern audience. So does this Hornet sting? Or does it get swatted?
(With apologies to Bunim/Murray) This is the story of eleven characters…picked to live in a new universe… work together and have their adventures penned… to find out what happens… when characters stop living in their own universe… and start something completely different in… First Wave.
DCâ€™s Blackest Night and Marvelâ€™s Siege may be the big events everyone is waiting for, but for this comic fan, the one series Iâ€™ve been waiting months for has been First Wave and the return of pulp and golden age heroes to the pages of comics.Â While I enjoyed the Batman/Doc Savage Special, which served as an introduction to this whole new world, there were some troubling spots.Â Now, four months later, readers finally get a peek at this brave new world.Â Does it have the same problems as before, or has DC truly created a new universe that works?
BOOM! Studios has released a teaser trailer to Mark Waid’s brand new superhero series, Irredeemable.Â The first issue arrives in April.
“In superhero comics, pretty much everyone who’s called upon to put on a cape is, at heart, emotionally equipped for the job. I reject that premise,” said series writer and BOOM! Studios Editor-in-Chief Mark Waid. “IRREDEEMABLE is, in a way, my third and most complex chapter on the cost of superheroics – a pulp adventure tale of horror exploring how the lessons we learn about right and wrong as children can become warped and twisted when challenged by the realities of the adult world.”
Take the jump for a sneak peek of the issue.
Well, not really, but his latest project for Boom! Studios features a good guy turning bad in Irredeemable.Â Essentially Waid is asking the question, “What if the world’s greatest hero decided to become the world’s greatest villain?”Â Waid is answering the question in the new monthly ongoing series.
“In superhero comics, pretty much everyone who’s called upon to put on a cape is, at heart, emotionally equipped for the job.Â I reject that premise,” said series writer and BOOM! Studios Editor-in-Chief Mark Waid.Â “IRREDEEMABLE is, in a way, my third and most complex chapter on the cost of superheroics – a pulp adventure tale of horror exploring how the lessons we learn about right and wrong as children can become warped and twisted when challenged by the realities of the adult world. ”
The first issue will feature variant covers by John Cassaday and Barry Kitson and will arrive in stores in April.
Check out the sneak peek after the jump.
25 November 2008 (Berkeley, CA)Â – This February, the world’s most popular monster hunter confronts the past he fought so hard to forget in Image Comics Shadowline’s JOHNNY MONSTER!
“Even the best action movie only works because it has heart and JOHNNY MONSTER has it in droves,” Shadowline Publisher Jim Valentino said. “While loaded with enough giant monster showdowns to make any fan happy, the core of the book is writer Joshua Williamson and artist J.C. Grande fleshing out what may be my new favorite character of the year! The whole Shadowline team hopes to see JOHNNY MONSTER return in the future!”
JOHNNY MONSTER made himself a household name by hunting the monsters who stalk the Earth. However, nobody knows he was raised by the same monsters he’s been after. Unfortunately for Johnny, no secret stays quiet forever. However, he won’t be alone as Image Comics’ other monster-man, FIREBREATHER, appears courtesy of creators Phil Hester and Andy Kuhn! The entire three-issue mini-series mixes pulp adventure with the best monster movies cinema has to offer to create a compelling and very different monster mashup!
JOHNNY MONSTER (DEC082275), a 32-page page full-color comic book for $3.50, will be available February 18th.
The remake of Conan was announced last summer, and now Brett Ratner is in final negotiations to direct the feature.
Ratner jibed to the “Conan” script by Gersh-repped Joshua Oppenheimer and Thomas Dean Donnelly, who looked to Robert E. Howard’s original pulp stories of the 1930s to create their take on the character. The writers are doing a quick polish to incorporate some of Ratner’s ideas, with an eye toward releasing the film in 2010.
Since this is diving into the source material, Lionsgate is expecting an R rating for the feature, and is shelling out $85 million for the budget.