Kyle Higgins, the current writer of Nightwing, has an unparalleled love of superheroes that manifests itself in his short film The League. Set in Chicago, the Grey Raven’s sidekick, Sparrow, has returned to investigate a series of murders seemingly committed by an old speedster super villain. Does the passion poured into the project make for a good film? Find out with a special indie movie Major Spoilers review!
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Check out these awesome photographs ‘documenting’ the scary symbiote attachment process!
The sad fact of the matter is that we live in a world where being exposed to radioactivity will kill you rather than allow you to grow 50 feet tall and shoot energy beams from your eyes. But what if we didn’t? What if we lived in the crazy world of comic book superheroes? Who, then, would the heroes of this world be? We could certainly guess, but fortunately we don’t have to. Since comics are always pretty specific about who gets to become a superhero. The signs are there, you just have to put it all together.
Ever wonder, “What if Lex Luthor actually beat Superman?” Well, wonder no longer, that is basically the premise behind Megamind, and sometimes getting exactly what you want, is the last thing that you want to happen. Take the jump to find out if this movie soars like a bird, or plummets like a rock with cardboard wings.
Supergirl: An Extreme Comixxx Parody is currently shooting somewhere in California at this very moment (unless you are looking at this in the future, at which point the shoot is probably over…Hello Future People… or something). We have some (safe for work) exclusive behind the scenes images from the shoot that features Alanah Ray as Supergirl, Buck Fuddy as Zor-El, and Nina Harley as Alura.
Here’s a great commercial using the Flash Gordon theme song to promote the Innocent Smoothies (with Fruit! AH-AAA!). And if that voice at the end sounds familiar, it should – it’s Brian Blessed!
Archie Comics has announced that Michael Uslan, the executive producer of The Dark Knight and Batman Begins, and the writer behind the Archie Marries Veronica storyline, is also the mind behind Pureheart the Powerful (aka Archie as a superhero).
Michael Uslan explains “We’re not just talking ONE super-hero here! Archie will be joined by Betty as Superteen, Jughead as Captain Hero, Reggie as Evilheart, Jr., and wait’ll you see the super-versions of Veronica, Dilton and Moose! Surprises galore are just ahead!”
Michael Uslan continues “Pureheart and Pureheart’s Emergency Patrol will debut in a series of five one-shot comic books that bring back to life the five historic super-hero titles that launched The Archie Comics, originally known as MLJ Comics, back in the Golden Age of the 1930′s and 40′s:”
The one-shots include Pep Comics, Jackpot Comics, Blue Ribbon Comics, Zip Comics, and Top-Notch Laugh Comics.
There are a lot of comics being released this week, and some of them might be more anticipated by readers than others.Â This week sees the beginning of Batman and Robin #1, the “end” of Ultimate Spider-man with issue #133, more superhero turned bad in Irredeemable #3, a gruesome tale from Image Comics in the form of Chew #1, and the antics of Atomic Robo taking on the horror from space.
What’s are you looking forward to?Â What one am I looking forward to this week?Â You’ll have to check out the next Major Spoilers Podcast (#101) to find out.Â And the answer might surprise you.
Weâ€™ve seen Mark Waid write the hero as bad guy before.Â His take on heroes as villains in Kingdom Come shows the hero stepping over the bounds as a revolt against their older counterparts, and trying to figure their place in a changing world.Â And while there are others who have written openly violent tales of the good guy doing bad things, no one has ever stopped to ponder the question, â€œWhat made this person evil?â€Â Â In the case of Irredeemable, Waid dives into the answer and brings readers along for the ride down that dark path.
Image Comics has announced the Glen Brunswick and Dan McDaid superhero series is being sent back to the printers for a second release.Â I guess I didn’t realize how much press the first issue received as the first issue was featured on the CBS Evening News, New York 1, The Courier Post, The Bergen Record and the Star Ledger.
“Dan and I are just thrilled to death with the sell-out,” Brunswick said. “We put our heart and soul into JERSEY GODS. It’s a very personal project. We’re elated to find that so many people are feeling passionate about it as well.”
The second printing of Jersey Gods #1 and Jersey Gods #2 both arrive March 4, 2009 with a $3.50 cover price.