SourceWatch: Fans of the Batman comic, look away now.
“The source material is irrelevant,” says Nolan. “The challenge with Batman is to find what is a believable character. You put your stamp on it.”
BeyondWatch: The Watchmen sequel that could be, by Michael Chabon and Dave Gibbons.
After some delays, this week ‘Beyond Watchmen’ is finally here, and we can judge for ourselves. While the implications for creators’ rights are important, I want to review the book, not the controversy.
The first thing to say is just how beautiful it looks. The 400 page graphic novel sits comfortably on the shelf next to the original. Indeed, because the black-on-yellow spine reads only ‘BEYOND’, it has to sit next to the original to spell out the full title.
DigiWatch: Roy Race, star of Roy Of The Rovers, is coming to a digital device near you, as Egmont put all the old strips from Tiger and Roy Of The Rovers online through Apple iBooks…
DigiWatch2: How HTML5 comics are looking...
DigiWatch3: FunnyJunk is threatening to sue Oatmeal for $20,000 for criticising the way FunnyJunk does business by posting Oatmeal copyright work without attribution or permission. And gets thoroughly pwned… raising almost $100,000 to rub in Funnyjunk’s face.
They say I am a work in progress. The fools.
Disney has just made a pre-emptive pitch deal for Stuff Of Legend, with Pete Candeland attached to direct and Abduction‘s Shawn Christensen writing the script.
The next release is this week’s “Silk Spectre” No. 1, which was written by Cooke and Amanda Conner and features Conner’s artwork. We’ve got an exclusive preview of it. You can see the opening pages in the gallery above and you’ll larger versions below. Later this week, we’ll have an interview with the “Silk Spectre” creative team. And, finally, here is the schedule for the first issue releases over the coming weeks:
“San Francisco, baby. The best part of the trip…is the trip.”
More than zero.
A few weeks ago long-time ace DC artist José Luis Garcia López posted a number of photos he’d taken in the DC Comics production department in or around 1979. They were from a contact sheet, not the original negatives, so the quality is not the best, but I found them fascinating, bringing back a lot of memories about working there. José has graciously allowed me to use them and he sent me the entire contact sheet, so I’m going to post all the pictures here with comments.
That Catwoman #0 cover with the amazing lack of resemblance to the female human form keeps producing wonderful things. Kate Beaton has been Tweeting out Catwoman art: