Thursday Trending Topics: Bendis, Simonson, Avengers

Nobody doesn’t like those rather wonderful Avengers #25 pages that Marvel sneak previewed today,  written by Bendis and drawn by Walt Simonson. Walt, good to have you back.

Most-Read Comic Stories Today:

Everybody Stop And Look At Walter Simonson’s Artwork For Avengers #25 

As you were.

STOLEN: Trailer With Thousands Of Avatar Comics And Graphic Novels 

Avatar Press has suffered a very difficult blow, on Tuesday, March 20th our 5×8 white trailer containing all our convention set-up and inventory returning from Wondercon and heading to Emerald City was stolen from the parking lot of our good friends at Corner Store Comics in Anaheim, CA.

Preview: League Of Extraordinary Gentlemen: Century 2009

Here are some early looks at the upcoming League Of Extraordinary Gentlemen: Century: 2009 by Alan Moore and Kevin O’Neill to be published in June. I’ve tried to summon my inner Jess Nevins… do feel free to join in.

Most-Read TV/Film Stories Today:

Battlestar Galactica: Blood And Chrome Not Moving Ahead As A TV Show

Originally conceived as a series for the web, Blood and Chrome was given a TV pilot order and it’s the trailer for that we’ve been enjoying all day.

Girl With The Dragon Tattoo Discs Made To Look Like Pirate Copies

Repeating a novelty I last saw with Borat, Sony have pressed their DVD copies of The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo to look like bootlegs burned onto DV-R. I thought Lisbeth would be such a digital fringe outlier that she’d more likely have some sort of handicam pirate copy torrented and stored on a USB key, if not just sitting in the cloud?

Akira Storyboards From One Of The American Versions That Didn’t Get Made

A couple of hobbled attempts to Americanise Akira ago, director Ruairi Robinson was working on bringing Kaneda and co. to the US of A. One his chief conspirators was Sylvain Despretz, the superb concept artist who made such memorable contributions on the Alien Anthology Blu-ray set.



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The Man Who Got Darwyn Cooke To Sign Over Twice The Maximum Comics Allowed, Then Got A Bit Snippy


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