PlugWatch: Scott Rosenberg picks his five favourite comic-to-film adaptations. He chooses Men In Black but not Cowboys And Aliens.
SandWatch: USA Today annotates the Annotated Sandman.
BaggeWatch: Dark Horse announces a new series by Peter Bagge, Reset, with a man given the chance to live his life over virtually, while the life he has abandoned continues on. The Beat runs a variant Matt Kindt cover.
DeathWatch: DC lays out how the pages of Chip Kidd and Dave Taylor’s Batman: Death By Design are pieced together.
SportWatch: The Tim Tebow/Marvel/ESPN tie up has some people riled.
Things got worse a few days ago when I saw a commercial for a Marvel Comics-drawn Tim Tebow cartoon that ESPN has been running. Apparently, as part of some cross-platform synergy (Marvel Comics and ESPN are owned by Disney), the network aired some semi-inspirational short film praising Tebow and his “comebacks.” Just don’t be surprised when Disney buys the rights to the Tim Tebow 2011-half season and makes it an overblown drama.
They say I am a work in progress. The fools.
The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences today announced that 10 films remain in the running in the Visual Effects category for the 84th Academy Awards®.
Marvel’s making sure all comic book stores worldwide are armed for the biggest super hero war of all time with the Avengers VS X-Men Launch Parties on Tuesday, April 3 at 8pm (local time), one day before the first issue goes on-sale. In addition to being the first in line to purchase AVENGERS VS X-MEN #1, fans will also be able to receive special items exclusive to these parties, specific to the team—Avengers or X-Men—supported by the store.