Image Comics released sneak peeks of titles arriving in stores today! Take the jump for an early look at Clone #10, Ghosted #3, Manhattan Projects #14, Prophet #39, and Sidekick #2.
Image Comics sent Major Spoilers a sneak peek of titles arriving in stores this week. Take the jump for an early look at Activity #14, Artifacts #30, BlackAcre #9, Cyber Force #5, Fatale #16, Invincible Universe #5, Legend of Luther Strode #6, Manhattan Projects #13, Miniature Jesus #4, Prophet #38, Satellite Sam #2, Sheltered #2, Sidekick #1, and Ten Grand #4.
For three years, flying, nigh-invulnerable teenager Barry Chase was Flyboy, sidekick to the imagination-impaired but crime-fighting master The Red Cowl, and all was well, though Flyboy was the butt of a lot of jokes. Together, The Red Cowl and Flyboy brought peace to Sol City, fighting for truth, justice and some third goal that the Red Cowl could never quite put his finger on but was sure he’d figure out in time. But then the Red Cowl was defeated and killed — some say by the villain Terraform, others by one of the Moonglow sisters — and Flyboy was left on his own. It is at this point that SIDEKICK, the latest J. Michael Straczynski comic from Image Comics, begins.
Variety is reporting that Christoph Waltz has joined the cast of The Green Hornet as the big bad boss that will attempt to unite the crime bosses of Los Angeles.Â Those who have seen “Inglourious Basterds” will recognize Waltz as the Nazi Colonel from the film.
Seth Rogen plays the titular role in “The Green Hornet,” a newspaper publisher by day who becomes a masked crime fighter at night. Asian pop star Jay Chou plays his martial arts-skilled sidekick and chauffeur Kato, while Cameron Diaz plays the love interest.
The Green Hornet is currently shooting in Los Angeles, and is scheduled for a December 17, 2010 release.
When it comes to classic heroes like The Lone Ranger, do readers really need to read the first seventeen issue in order to understand what is going on?Â The Lone Ranger has a sidekick named Tonto, rides a horse named Silver, rights wrongs and fights evil doers, and hangs out with a woman and her boy.Â Wait, what?
Even though Stephen Chow dropped out as the director of the Seth Rogen Green Hornet film, it looked like he was still going to be on board for Kato.Â Then came word last week that the company was searching for a no-name to play the sidekick to the wealthy action hero.
In an interview with Ain’t It Cool News, Rogen said
We are reading many, many people from all over the globe, and it is a wild adventure. We’re just looking everywhere, honestly. We’re looking at people who are really famous overseas, and we’re looking at people who are completely unknown. We’re looking at people who are American. We’re looking at people who are martial arts experts. We’re also looking at people who don’t do any martial arts, and who do Broadway and are actors. We know what we want. And there’s some wiggle room. We’re the type of writers who can easily adapt the roles to whoever is playing it. We’ve done that on every movie we’ve ever written. But we know how we want the relationships to work, and so someone needs to fill that general role. It’s been really interesting, I can say that. You meet these people, and you’re like, “You are clearly famous in Korea! I can see from 100 feet away that you are the most famous person in whatever country you’re from!” (Laughs) And I just feel bad that we make them read with us.
Even though the production seems to be in trouble, it is moving ahead full steam with news that Nic Cage is in talks to play the big bad in the action comedy flick.
The second installment of Grant Morrisonâ€™s Batman and Robin hit the stands today.Â Now that the euphoria of the first issue has worn off, how well does this issue hold up?
Seattle, Washington, 1969.Â The home of bottomless steak fries
This ainâ€™t your daddyâ€™s Robin, and thatâ€™s because your daddy grew up reading Dick Grayson in the pixie boots, and heâ€™s Batman now.
Over at the Source, DC public relations guru Alex Segura posted the cover to Batman and Robin #4 that features the mysterious new Red Hood character along with his sidekick who’s gone through one of Pyg’s treatments.
Take the jump for the full image.
Ever since the introduction of the kid sidekick and the â€œpalâ€ character in superhero comics, kids young and old have fantasized about being that person.Â If the superhero world were real, and you couldnâ€™t be the secret pal of the hero, would you be willing to answer his phone calls and pick up her dry cleaning?
Or – “What The–”
Stephen has been unhappy with the storytelling shown by Grant Morrison in recent issues of Batman (and, frankly, he’s not alone) and has been somewhat less-than-kind to the overall arc of Final Crisis to date.Â I have to admit that the things doing on in this book have all felt epic and world-shattering, but I seriously have little to no idea what’s going on.Â That’s not necessarily a bad thing, though, instead readingÂ like a book written in a language that I’m not fluent in, implying that my tiny mind can’t process what’s going on with the works of heroes and gawds, exactly the sort of feeling one would expect from the miniseries that promises nothing less than the end of the world as we know it…
I really dislike those contests where people are judged on how they look, instead of the qualifications of the contestant.Â Should the most qualified person win?Â In the case of the pageant to pick the new Gallant Girl, it all boils down to looks.