Even though Wolverine has less than blockbuster success at the box office, H’Wood is sending the adamantium clawed hero back to theaters for a second outing. The movie’s story line will take its cue from the early 1980s Chris Claremont/Frank Miller miniseries, which is set in Japan and features Wolverine dealing with ninjas as he struggles whether to follow his animal killer instincts or the life under a samurai’s code of honor and respect. Hugh Jackman will return as the title character and will also serve as producer.Â Â $180 million isn’t anything to sneeze at, and I bet Fox is
Press Release Today at San Diego Comic Con, IDW Publishing announced that Eisner award-winning creator Bill Willingham will be joining the company on two separate projects. Willingham will bring his lauded storytelling ability to IDWâ€™s ongoing Angel series, with his first six-issue story, â€œThe Crown Prince Syndrome,â€ launching in December. Then, in 2010, IDW will publish a new fantasy book by Willingham and artist Gene Ha: Back Roads, the first collaboration of these two highly regarded creators. â€œBill is someone Iâ€™ve long wanted to work with,â€ said IDW Publisher/Editor-in-Chief, Chris Ryall. â€œHis storytelling ability and strong sense of character perfectly
Trace Adkins fans now have one more reason to love him; his likeness is featured in the new Luke McBain series from 12 Gauge Comics. The title character of Luke McBain is drawn to Adkins’ likeness and reflects some of the 6’6″ singer’s philosophy. The story takes place when McBain returns home to rural Louisiana after serving 14 years in prison, having taken the fall for a crime he didn’t commit. He finds himself in a town now controlled by greed and corruption, and he’s the only one with the courage to set things right. Although the book contains some
The problem with many comic book story arcs is once you hit issues three and four in a six issue arc, the story starts to stall as the writer attempts to fill the time before the turn and final denouement that wraps everything up. Fortunately, this is not the case with Leah Moore and John Reppion as the title character remains on the run.
We’re taking the battle back, back, back, waaaaaaaaaaaay back to the dawn of time, where we are pitting caveman vs. caveman.Â This week it’s DC’s Anthro taking on V.T. Hamlin’s Alley Oop. To help you in your decision making, we present you with their brief histories: Anthro is the first Cro-Magnon boy born in the Stone Age. His father, Neanderthal caveman Ne-Ahn is the chief of his tribe, his mother a captive member of another tribe. Winning two competing cavegirls as his wives, Cro-Magnon women Embra and Nima, Anthro begins the human race, as Embra lives to bear his first
Hardcore fans of Mike Allred’s Madman Atomic Comics title character will probably be fighting like cats and dogs over this limited edition, 100 piece, 12-inch figure from French toy designer Thierry Raynaud. Each figure comes with a signed certificate of authenticity by Mike Allred, and if you can afford the 200 Euros, you might be able to add this figure to your shelf of pride. via Limited Toys Design
Well, we all saw that comin’ For anyone who can pick up and read Previews, I donâ€™t think it came as any surprise that this issue featured the death of a character a lot of readers, including the title character himself, had fallen in love with.Â Unlike other comic book deaths, this one was turned out to be extremely brutal, and the method in how it happened makes this a huge milestone for the series.
Reboot a good start, with bears! Dynamite Entertainmentâ€™s latest foray into the futuristic sci-fi genre dishes up a slice of the past, mixed with an ample side today, covered in a bunch of â€œwell you got me thereâ€.Â Â Â With the title characterâ€™s final adventure done and over (see Buck Rogers #0), readers finally get a chance to see where it all began in this reboot of the Buck Rogers franchise.
Whatâ€™s missing from some of the super hero comics out there? A huge smack down drag out fight that spans an entire issue? No, as there have been a few titles recently that feature this kind of action (Power Girl). A villain that is much stronger than the hero? Again, itâ€™s been done in other titles. The notion that the hero may finally be out-powered with his life on the line? Itâ€™s a comic book, and when the title character is fighting it out for his life, there is little chance heâ€™s going to die, but in the case of
The Hollywood Reporter has Transformers hottie Megan Fox signing up to co-star in two additional comic book adaptations.Â First up is Jonah Hex, where she’ll star opposite Josh Brolin in the DC western. In “Hex,” being directed by Jimmy Hayward, Fox will play Leila, a gun-wielding beauty and love interest of Hex (Brolin), a scarred bounty hunter tracking a voodoo practitioner (Malkovich) who wants to raise an army of undead to liberate the South. Then there is the continuing talk of Fox playing the title character in Aspen Comics’ Fathom, created by Michael Turner.Â Fox certainly has the build to
How to build a super-villain Iâ€™ve often wondered what the normals in the world of the superheroes think about.Â Do they appreciate those looking out for them?Â Do they fear that one day the hero might turn into a villain and nuke their baby on panel for the world to see?Â Do they loathe and hate the superhero for raising taxes and insurance premiums every time the city has to clean up or repair all the damage and destruction caused by the last major battle?Â And what about those who have lost loved ones in the collateral damage from those
Itâ€™s like 1938 all over again This week saw the release of The Mighty from DC Comics.Â While the series is from DC, it is not set on New Earth (or whatever they hell theyâ€™re calling it after Final Crisis), but it does feature a hero who might as well be Superman. Are readers tired of the Superman mythos?Â The strongest man in the world protecting those less fortunate than he seems like a great premise, but it really depends on how that character views himself among mere mortals.
Patrick McGoohan, best known for his portrayal as Number Six in the television series The Prisoner, has passed away at the age of 80.Â No word on the cause of death, except reports of a short illness. he was best known as the title character Number Six in “The Prisoner,” a surreal 1960s British series in which a former spy is held captive in a small village and constantly tries to escape. The news comes as the new Prisoner series is set to debut this year. via Associated Press
40 years and still fresh Way back in the day, my grandparents traveled to Europe and when they returned, they had a treasure chest full of gifts to hand out to the good grandkids.Â While I dug my own nutcracker, the family coo-coo clock, and enough foreign sweets to set me down the path to a future cavity, the one gift that amazed me the most was a German language version of Asterix and Cleopatra.Â For years, I poured over those pages taking in every lavish panel, and sadly, not understanding a word of it.Â It wasnâ€™t until just a