FellWatch: Looks like we will be getting more of Warren Ellis and Ben Templesmith’s Fell from Image Comics. Warren tweeted;
Warren Ellis: just shot six pages of FELL 10 over to you
Ben Templesmith: Oh you tease me sir.
Warren Ellis: rub it on your fucking nipples son
Ben Templesmith: My gods, he actually did. Warren Ellis sent me some FELL pages. Printing out & rubbing them on my nipples right away.
FoxWatch: Fresh from her Razzle award for Worst Actress, Megan Fox gets rained upon in Hex set stills printed by the Daily Mail.
CapWatch: The LA Times confirms all sorts of aspects to the Captain America: First Avenger film, that it will be set in World War II with present-day bookends. And that the Captain America costume is explained like this;
The costume is a flag, but the way we’re getting around that is we have Steve Rogers forced into the USO circuit. After he’s made into this super-soldier, they decide they can’t send him into combat and risk him getting killed. He’s the only one and they can’t make more. So they say, ‘You’re going to be in this USO show’ and they give him a flag suit. He can’t wait to get out of it.
But of course, the costume does change;
He realizes the value of the uniform symbols but he modifies his suit and adds some armor, it will be closer to the Cap costume in some of the comics in more recent years . . . this approach, it’s the only way we could justify ever seeing him on a screen in tights, with the funny boots and everything. The government essentially puts him up there as a living comic-book character and he rips it off and then reclaims some of its imagery after he recognizes the value of it. We think it’s the best way to keep the costume and explain it at the same time.
They’ll be filming in London in March. I may try and sneak in…
DCWatch: Collider reports that Jeffrey Blitz and Peter Welch are working on a documentary looking at the history of DC Comics, to show first at San Diego. Welch states;
DC Comics contacted us and asked if we would do this. Jeff and the director are comic book enthusiasts since they were kids and remain comic book enthusiasts. So yes, we have access to their archives, their material, their covers, their panels, the creatives and the executives in the DC world.
Is there any danger of it being a puff piece? Will we see some of the stories alluded to in Kavalier & Clay, or will it be an whitewash? Might they talk to people who feel they’ve been hard done by? I do hope someone sends them a copy of Watchmensch.
BigInJapanWatch: The Guardian reports 14 year old schoolgirl Rebecca Flint, known as Beckii Cruel, from the Isle of Man, making it big in anime circles by posting YouTube videos of her dressing up, dancing and singing as manga characters – and now debuting her new album. Here’s one of her videos.
And here’s a glimpse of the Isle Of Man