Check out the work of Scott Johnson on his Fat Heroes Series. By the time he is done he’ll have a huge group shot of heroes who need to lose a few pounds. Via MyExtraLife (link)
CNN is reporting that mystery writer Mickey Spillane has died at 88. Spillane started out as a comic writer (The Sub-Mariner), but left (for a while) when his hard hitting shoot-em-up sex novel I, the Jury was released in 1946. This kicked off a series of Mike Hammer novels including such favorites as Girl Hunters, Vengeance is Mine, and The Big Kill.
Sir Michael Caine has confirmed what many have speculated since the ending of Batman Begins – the next film will be called The Joker. The news comes from an interview Caine did with Turner Movies UK. This is kind of a no brainer since the Joker card was seen at the end of the Bat flick. It would be very interesting if this were not just a sequel but rather a real look into the Joker’s background. It would also be great if they used the back story from A Killing Joke. Caine gave very little information on the project…
SCI FI announced that it has greenlit Painkiller Jane for 22-episodes centering on a female superhero with healing abilities. Based on the comic book by Jimmy Palmiotti and Joe Quesada, the series has not been cast yet, but is slated to premiere in January 2007.
Skinit.com has a series of comic themed skins that you can purchase and put on your laptop or desktop system. Currently Batman, Superman, Spider-man, and several manga titles are available. Systems supported include laptops from Apple, Dell, Sony, HP, Toshiba, Acer, and Lenova. On the desktop side, only HP systems are supported at this time. Prices are fairly resonable starting at $29.95 for laptop skins. Skinit.com also has skins for your mp3 players, cell phones, gaming systems, and even your TiVo.
I’m not entirely sold on this movie, it could be great, but it could also be entirely lame. If you don’t know the premise – boy wants girl, boy finds girl, boy breaks up with girl, girl turns out to be superhero, boy then gets stalked and harassed by super ex-girlfriend. It stars Uma Thurman and Luke Wilson, and is directed by Ivan Reitman. You can find production stills over at the Dark Horizon’s website.
Looks like IDW has scrapped plans for a mini-series based on Edgar Rice Burroughs John Carter of Mars series. The news comes from artist Ted McKeever’s website: Hey readers, I’ll get right to the point. The Princess of Mars project is now officially dead in the water. Two covers done, and the first half of the first issue completed, and word comes that IDW has decided it best not to continue with the project.
We will forgive those who slept through June… The Homestar Runner website has been updated with a new animation which clues us in on what everyone did on their “time off”. Bologna sammich anyone? (yes there is an Easter Egg in this one). It’s good to see Homestar and company back after the death of the Chapman brother’s father in April. Welcome back Homstar Runner! We missed you! And…uh…yes, we missed you too Strong Bad. Don’t you have some e-mails to answer? via Homestar Runner (link)
and so it begins… Got to San Diego for the motherload of all comicbook conventions, and we’re already tired! Walked about five miles in the SoCal heat and it took its toll on poor Chada. We’re taking off in a few minute to go sign in and check out Preview Night. On a scale of 1 to 10, with 10 being the biggest geek fan in the world and 1 being mild mannered Clark Kent, I would say I fall around a 7. Not strange enough to dress up, but goofy enough to get really excited about running around with…
Able to leap home theatres in a single bound Over the last decade the superhero genre of movie and television shows has exploded. Comic books are no longer the fodder for fan boys, but are now something that has been embraced by everyone. Or should I say, everyone has embraced superhero movies and the comic books that inspired them because of Hollywood. In this installment, we take a look at ten comic book themed movies to add to your collection. via Consumer Electronics Net (link)