ChartWatch: Dynamite Entertainment claims nineteen of the twenty best-selling non-premier comic titles of 2010, with The Boys, Green Hornet, Warlord Of Mars and Vampirella making up the list. Only Archie #605 gets in the way of a full house, at no 6.
ThorWatch: Matt Fraction on his new Mighty Thor series;
“In a world of magic mythologies, this is the most magical of them,” Fraction said of Thor’s place in the Marvel universe. “You have to be true to that and find the right tone or the wheels can tear off the car really easily. Thor is the most DC-like character of the Marvel characters, in a way. He’s not the teenager who gets bit by a spider and gets a chance to prove himself. You have to think big with Thor. And that’s a lot of fun.”
GameWatch: A little look at X-Men: Destiny;
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The problem is, film (including animation) and comics are very different creatures, but I’m of the opinion that they are too freely associated with each other academically and creatively.
We are writing a ten part motion comic series set in the fast paced world of the Victorian Internet. We have the lovely and talented Emma Vieceli on board giving the whole series her drop dead gorgeous signature style, and making sure it all has a smooth cohesive look and feel and then we have the combined force of Windflower Studio on art chores for the series. We managed to get these girls before the ink was even dry on their animation degree certificates, so we have the pleasure of saying ” you saw them here first kids!”
Costume manufacturer Disguise has revealed the designs for their latest batch of movie-based items using characters from Marvel Studios’s two upcoming superhero films.
Besides the obvious Spidey nods such as The Daily Bugle delivery van and the NYPD cruiser, an image was taken of one of the signs newly placed around the Museum’s greenhouses, similar to those used at zoos. With the Lizard being the frontrunner as the film’s main baddie, and this reboot being closely compared to the widely popular Spectacular Spider-Man cartoon, these clues could be a sneak peek at a (hopefully) epic, crowd-pleasing battle scene.
Spider-Man publication timeline 1962-2010.
Hemsworth: Avengers fight, then form team.
“Whatever the mistakes were with Green Lantern, she needs to not react to them and do an indie movie just because a big superhero movie didn’t work. It’s always about the role and the director. The hotter the person, the easier it is, and she’s very hot right now.” The agent adds, “Even though Green Lantern is supposed to be terrible, it doesn’t mean it’s not going to do extremely well and enhance her foreign value.
Speaking of new releases, a trade paperback of The Crusades was recently announced by you and co-creator Steven Seagle. How did you finally get DC Comics to revert the rights back to you?
“All the credit goes to Steve Seagle who relentlessly pursued it so he could reprint it the way he wanted, my contribution was signing all the legal stuff he sent to me.”
Image Central will work more directly with Marc Silvestri’s Top Cow Productions and will be handling many key operations. Image Central will work more closely with Top Cow to coordinate production, marketing and sales efforts in much the same way it already does for the other Image partners
“The point here isn’t that I think these non-Claremont, non-Morrison version of the X-Men are terrible – some of them are, but others are just merely good comics, largely forgettable a week later – but that guys like Milligan and Brubaker and Fraction and Casey and Ellis have done phenomenal work in the comic book industry. They are writers of substance who, when they sink their claws into a superhero concept, can do revelatory work in the field.”
“Well I didn’t actually say I was bored of drawing the characters, I was misquoted. I was asked that question when we’d just finished doing ‘Demon Days’ and what I said was I was tired, that I needed a break from it. I’m never bored of those characters”
“The year was 1985. If you were reading comics back then, you might remember seeing this utterly bizarre ad looking for a girl age 10-14 who could “sing, dance and act up a storm” to costar as the Star-Spangled Avenger’s (ugh) “special friend” in a Broadway musical spectacular.”
“My lips are sealed. Which is more than can be said for our supporting players. One of whose lips were blown off long ago, one of whose lips have been replaced by Adamantium tusks and one of whose lips are more commonly seen above a black t-shirt bearing a toothy, bony logo.”