From today’s must-read post about Gary Friedrich, by Neal Adams: “Gary is a victim of the deficiencies of two very bad copyright laws, and the history in the comic book industry of poor practices on everybody’s part. There will be battles in the future, and good will come of them. But this is simply just a bad situation. Gary is one of us. And while we can’t save him from Marvel, and his small place in history, we can help him have a place to live, ongoing. And I can only promise you this. If you find yourself in a bad situation, whether for heath or other reasons, I and others, will join to help you. Just as you have helped to support William Messner-Loebs, Dave Cockrum and others.”
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Fellow creators, we can help Gary Friedrich without taking any kind of position in his case with Marvel. Gary is sick, and he’s about to lose his house, and though he will tell you he is not destitute, he needs help.
Bleeding Cool has squirrelled out news of an upcoming crossover that might send certain minds reeling. That in May, IDW are to publish a Doctor Who/Star Trek: The Next Generation crossover series. Featuring The Doctor, Rory, Amy, Captain Picard, Worf, Data, Geordi LaForge, Deanna Troi, Will Riker and the rest. And that this art, featuring the Doctor, Rory and Amy on the bridge of the Enterprise is a cover that will be used in the series.
UPDATE: The Marvel Live blog has revealed it’s a New Mutants/Journey Into Mystery crossover. Hence the art above. A one shot called Exiled and two issues of JIM and NM respectively. All five issues out in May.
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I understand it’s the case, but for reasons I’ve never seen fully explained, that the principle cast of Ghostbusters have power of veto over any sequels. As such, the long-time coming Ghostbusters 3 has been waiting for across-the-board approval for some years now, and the lone hold out, as you would expect, has been Bill Murray.
That this trailer premiered on the Time website tells you everything you need to know. Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter is a serious political exploration wed to a sharp and insightful biopic, sidelining the axe fighting and bloodsucker slaying in search of a more subtle, nuanced work.
Animation is perhaps not the first thing you think of when considering the possibilities for pristine image quality on a Blu-ray disc, but as Disney’s Lady and the Tramp just proved with what might be the best looking transfer ever to grace a little shiny disc, a well presented toon is truly a thing of beauty.