We received word from Stan Lee’s people that there’s a new contest for you to enter.Â It’s pretty cool, because the winner will get to fly to Los Angeles to meet Stan and be featured in the DVD Bonus content for the Time Jumper series.
I am really surprised by the news that Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince got trounced in its second week by G-Force the family centric CGI hamster action flick.Â Potter dropped a surprising 61-percent from it’s opening weekend, bringing in $30 million over the Friday and Saturday time-period.Â While I would love to have the $30 million in my pocket, it’s more impressive that Potter brought in $221 million over the past two weeks.
Disney’s G-Force opened with $32 million, so my guess is, if everyone hadn’t been at Comic-Con this past weekend, Potter would have held the top spot.
Marvel is adapting an interesting Disney concept to find writers to develop scripts for the company’s pantheon of characters and titles it would like to turn into feature films.
Marvel will invite up to five writers each year to work on specific projects, said a source familiar with the deal. Those could include staffers behind Marvel’s comicbooks. Tenpercenteries around town are currently pitching potential candidates with writing samples.
The company will provide the specific pitches it wants the scribes to tackle. Those could involve certain plot points for movies already in development or characters it would like to see in its future film slate.
While the writers may be able to write some of the bigger Marvel character films and television shows, more than likely, those writers will work on the lesser known characters.Â Variety is speculating the Marvel writers will receive a salary, which could easily be in the six figure range.Â Not bad for a year’s work, but hopefully it includes some kind of payment if the film actually gets made as opposed to a flat below the line rate as work for hire.
While the initial “hire” is for one year, with Marvel owning all the work created by the writer during that time period, the company has the ability to extend that deal if the writer is productive.
Good news for Star Wars fans, the Cartoon Network has announced it is giving the go-ahead for a second season of Star Wars: The Clone Wars.
The CG-animated series has been a ratings blockbuster for Cartoon Net. It scored the most-watched premiere for a series in the network’s history when it debuted Oct. 3, and has won its 9 p.m. Friday time period among boy demographics ever since. “Star Wars: The Clone Wars” will conclude its first season on Friday, March 20.
While I understand the reason behind having season breaks, there is a lot of money tied up in Star Wars related material.Â Considering George Lucas wants this series to run five years, the company might be able to capitalize by extending these seasons to 40 plus episodes per season.
We are now well within the time period between when Batman disappeared, and the time when he will rise once again to strike fear in the hearts of the wicked and the vile.Â Who will fill those shoes is yet to be revealed, yet until the dawn of the Big Cowling as it will be called (I got nothinâ€™), DC still has comics to sell.Â The last time we saw Paul Dini writing Batman, he was wrapping up his Heart of Hush story line.Â The ending saw Thomas Elliot penniless, and wander the streets of Gotham.Â Howâ€™s he going to rise and become a major player once again?Â Detective Comics #852 reveals the first part of his plan.
Archie Comics has announced it is going digital – not with an online offering, but rather the company is collecting the bronze age titles from 1970 through 1979 onto a DVD-ROM that is compatible with almost every system.
You’ll be spared ads from the time period, and for $20, getting 97 classic Archie tales seems like a good deal. The DVD-ROM is available now.
Hey everyone. Just wanted to post an official response to a certain unhappy lurker on the Major Spoilers site, in regards to comments.
As most of you who have visited the site know, we try to make this as fun a destination as it can be. Yes, some stories suck, and some rock, but that is totally at the discretion of the editors of the site. Many of you also know that you are free to comment on any of these articles, providing your comments have meaning. In other words, comments like “W00T First!” and “This story sucks balls!” have no real redeeming value other than it gives the “person” who comments the meager satisfaction that they’ve “stuck it to the man”.
Or, â€œThis Rockman has absolutely nothing to do with Megamanâ€¦â€
The Golden Age was a time of wonder in the comic book industry. New heroes where popping up at dozens of new publishers every week, and if the idea could translate to paper, it was given a shot. Some were never seen after their first appearance, others lasted for decades. Oddly enough, some characters were forgotten and not seen in new adventures for over fifty or more years. The peculiar Rockman, Underground Secret Agent, is one of those recently â€œre-discovered and re-imaginedâ€ heroes of the past.