Kicking off the 2011 San Diego Comic-Con with a bang, IDW Publishing today announced the latest expansion to the company’s revered art book series with WALLY WOOD’S EC STORIES: ARTIST’S EDTION. The third in the Artist’s Edition series, focuses on one of the all-time greatest comic book artists, and at the absolute peak of his creative powers: Wally Wood. What Bill Gaines achieved with EC Comics was quite likely, pound for pound, the finest comics line ever produced, and Wally Wood was one of their mainstays, who set an incredibly high artistic standard.
WOW! I was pretty excited about the announcement that LEGO has teamed with Warner Bros., but now we learn that the toy manufacturer has also teamed with Marvel Entertainment. THIS IS A REALLY BIG DEAL!
If everything comes together in this LEGO SUPER HERO line, expect to see a lot of epic battles between Spider-Man and Batman!
Looks like Vivid Entertainment and Axel Braun Productions found someone to team up with as the companies bring their stars to Comic-Con to promote and sign their Porn Parody titles.
WHO: Dale DaBone/Batman, Ryan Driller/Superman, Xander Corvus/Spider-Man and Allie Haze/Princess Leia. They will be joined by multi-award-winning director Axel Braun.
DaBone is the lead in “Batman XXX: A Porn Parody”, the best selling adult movie of 2010. Driller is the star of recently released “Superman XXX: A Porn Parody”, and Corvus plays Spider-Man in the upcoming “Spider-Man XXX: A Porn Parody”. Vivid contract girl Allie Haze stars as Princess Leia in “Star Wars XXX: A Porn Parody” due out in September. All of the movies are directed by Braun and distributed by Vivid, the world’s leading adult film company.
WHAT: The performers and Braun will appear at Comic-Con International in San Diego. They look forward to meeting with fans (over 18), signing autographs and posing for snapshots.
WHERE: Comic-Con International takes place at The San Diego Convention Center, 111 W. Harbor Drive, San Diego, CA 92101. The performers will be at the Geekscape booth #4016.
With the success of the video games, and the general vibe of the story, I’m really surprised it took this long for Top Cow’s The Darkness series to get picked up for a movie deal.
At least that is what the LA Times is reporting. We’ll know more at the San Diego Comic Con as Mandeville Films should announce the movie deal during one of the many panels scheduled for the show (our money is on the Top Cow panel).
The graphic novels center on a mobster named Jackie Estacado who discovers he has inherited a murderous power known as “the darkness” that allows him to summon creatures from another realm. Estacado must then find a way to tame the power while vanquishing his enemies within the crime family in which he operates.
There have been a number of stories over the last couple of weeks regarding comics being picked up by movie studios, and it doesn’t look like H’wood is tired of the genre yet.
Diamond Select Toys has announced that the company is revisiting old Spider-Man foes, and have decided that the Green Goblin will be the next character to get the Marvel Select Figure treatment.
The new Green Goblin figure is based on the Marvel Milestones statue of the character that Diamond Select Toys released back in 2004, featuring a more modern take on the villain than our initial, classic interpretation. When not posed on hie Goblin Glider base, he stands 7 inches tall and features Marvel Select’s standard 16 points of articulation.
This probably has nothing to do with the upcoming Amazing Spider-Man movie, but it is going to be one of those figures/statues/toys that will look awesome on the shelf.
The New York Times is reporting that Archie Comics will give Kevin Keller, the company’s openly gay character, an ongoing series beginning in 2012.
The series, titled Kevin Keller, will follow a four-issue mini-series starring Kevin that began in July and has started filling out his background, including his relationship with his father, who serves in the military and is supportive of his son’s desire to follow in his footsteps. Like those for the other Archie characters, Kevin’s series will deal with his life in high school.
According to Dan Parent, the creator of Kevin, the student will expand his role at Riverdale High by becoming the class president, and deal with even more adversity than before. There are also plans to incorporate Kevin into the Life with Archie series, taking a look at Kevin’s relationships down the road.
More news about Kevin, and the rest of the Archie gang should be forthcoming at the Archie Panel taking place this weekend at CCI: San Diego.
While I liked what LEGO did with the Batman sets from a few years ago, I was always hoping for more from the toy company. Looks like that wish is coming true as DC and LEGO have expanded their relationships allowing LEGO to access the complete library of comic book characters and stories to launch DCU Super Heroes.
The multi-year licensing deal, made through Warner Bros. Consumer Products, will start rolling out the new line in January, starting with 13 characters, including Batman, Superman, Wonder Woman and villains the Joker, Bane, Harley Quinn and Lex Luthor.
Those of you at the San Diego Comic Con will want to circle like vultures around the Warner Bros., LEGO, and DC Booths, as 3,000 Batman and Green Lantern exclusive minifigs will be given away to fans. With 130,000 attendees, those figures are going to go fast, and will more than likely fetch a pretty price on eBay starting next week.
The LEGO Super Heroes line will arrive in January 2012.
Though the movie is a way off and the teaser trailer got yanked, Entertainment Weekly was able to debut new images of The Amazing Spider-Man’s new costume. While those are nice, what about the movie toy tie-ins? Looks like USA Today was given the scoop with images of the new action figure set to debut this week at the San Diego Comic Con.
This week, Marvel returns to Comic Con International in San Diego! Marvel (Booth #2329), along with the hottest creators in the industry, bring fans all that they’ve been craving and more! Over the course of the four day mega-event, Marvel is bringing the fan service with tons of events, signings, and awe-inspiring on-stage events that will make Comic Con International an event to remember! Be sure to stop by the Marvel Booth (#2329) for your chance to get in on the fun the entire weekend!