Time for another property mash-up image for today’s Art of Appreciation Moment of the Day. This Simpson/Spider-Man mashup comes from Terry Ververgaert who shows Bart, Homer, Ralph, and more done as a wide range of characters from the Spider-Man world.
As Television viewers, comic book readers and video game players we are used to experiencing a final product. We all know that a telecomicgame can go through thousands of iterations before being released, but largely once you hold a piece of media in your hands you know that it has been finalized.
However, successful properties often continue to grow; spawning sequels, spin-offs and adaptations. When this happens the themes of the franchise may begin to shift, causing design elements to transform to match the expanding medium. At this stage the creators cannot go back to the drawing board, as the original work is already in the hands of the public. The creator has to choose which elements need to shift along with the expanding canon, and which elements should be kept. When the elements retained begin to clash with the rest of the universe it leads to a phenomenon I call Universe Expansion Dissonance.
Matt Groening, creator of “The Simpsons” and “Futurama” is launching a brand-new, quarterly comic book series, Simpsons One-Shot Wonders. The first offering, Ralph Wiggum Comics #1, will be released on February 29th in direct market comic book stores, and March 20th on newsstands and in bookstores. The issue distributed in comic shops features covers that show Ralph spouting three different and pleasingly perplexing phrases. Ralph also brings some additional unique utterances to both the newsstand and bookstore editions, for a total of five collectible covers.
In celebration of THE SIMPSONS’ historic 500th episode milestone, FOX invites fans of the iconic animated series to participate in THE SIMPSONS Ultimate Fan Marathon Challenge at Hollywood & Highland in Los Angeles. Fans will come together to watch up to 500 continuous episodes of THE SIMPSONS in an attempt to break the current Guinness World Record of 86 hours, 6 minutes and 41 seconds for the longest continuous television viewing. The contest winner will take home a $10,500 prize and an array of THE SIMPSONS merchandise. Members of THE SIMPSONS will be on-site to kick-off the marathon event, and fans and spectators will be able to watch the marathon and visit THE SIMPSONS fanfare area equipped with interactive elements and animation cells.
See what happens when people get all excited about Marge Simpson appearing in Playboy? It’s bad enough the guy who sounds like Homer isn’t actually seen talking on screen, but now we have to see yellow people having sex.
Actually, that Flanders bit was pretty damn funny. I wonder how many times Homer says “Makin’ Bacon…. mmmmm… bacon…” ?
So, when are we going to see The Family Guy: A XXX Porn Parody? Anyone placing bets yet?
If you fell in love with The Simpsons Movie, and were hoping to see more of the yellow skinned family on the big screen, you’re going to have to wait a while.Â Simpsons creators Matt Groening and Al Jean that the task of producing a movie and a television show was just too much to handle, so they’ve put any new movie plans on hold, at least until the television series wraps production.
When might the television show end?Â The show, now in its 21st year shows no signs of slowing, and as long as Groening and Fox can get along, we could see the animated series go for another five years, easily.
“It took 18 years to get around to doing the movie,” Groening said. “We got very frustrated. We thought it would take two years but it ended up taking four. Some day maybe we’ll do another one — but don’t hold your breath.”
This week was an incredibly busy one, but still there were moments that brought new information to the forefront.Â Hereâ€™s our rundown of cool things you may have missed during the week.
- Batman really should be an HBO series
- Rodrigo, Matthew, and Stephen think recording a D&D Session might be fun – or it might suck.
- The Major Spoilers Crew reviews DC’s Identity Crisis
- Marvel tries to top DCâ€™s Gotham City Sirens with Marvel Divas
- You can lick the Simpsons before they lick you
- Oddly, troubled Wizard owner Gareb Shamus buys the Big Apple Con
- The first look at the Green Lantern animated movie appears online
- Whoâ€™s going to win the Eisner Awards?Â The nominees are out.
- More people like Reed Richards than Ralph Dibny
- and finally Laura Vandervoort and Megan Fox
What will this week bring?Â Keep checking back and weâ€™ll spill the beans on comic books and pop culture, because we know you love comics and we do too.
Hoping to cut costs and keep the company afloat, the Canadian Broadcasting Corp. not only announced it may cut 800 jobs, it is also canceling orders for The Simpsons and The Martha Stewart Show.Â Martha I can understand, as that seems to be more of a method of torture than entertainment, but to deny our America’s Hat brethren the antics of those silly yellow people, is simply no way to run a television network.
The pubcaster also said it will lower license fees and order fewer episodes of such popular Canadian TV series as “The Border,” “Being Erica,” and “Little Mosque on the Prairie” to deal with a growing advertising downturn.
I’m surprised this comic wasn’t done sooner as Andrew Cosby is a co-creator of the Eureka television series on the Sci-Fi Channel, and co-founder of Boom! Studios.
EUREKA #1 ships December 2008 with 2 covers in a 50/50 split with a 1 in 10 variant. The comic is written by EUREKA co-creator Andrew Cosby and Brendan Hay, who is best known for his work on THE DAILY SHOW WITH JOHN STEWART, THE SIMPSONS and FRANK TV. Interior art is by Diego Barreto with cover art by J.K. Woodward. EUREKA# 1 has a Diamond Order Code: OCT083922.
Take the jump for a peak at the two covers.