FIFTY SHADES OF JEAN GREY
The She-Hulk Diaries focuses on Jennifer Walters (aka She-Hulk), who is trying to balance climbing the corporate ladder during the day with battling super villains at night “all while trying to navigate the dating world to find a Mr. Right who might not mind a sometimes very big and green girlfriend.”
Rogue Touch centers on the popular X-Man heroine, who can absorb other heroes’ powers through touch. After she accidently puts her boyfriend in a coma, Rogue runs away from home. She then meets the “handsome and otherwordly Jame and sparks fly.”
Rogue finds herself caught between her superpowers and “the only man alive who seems to truly understand her.”
Hyperion will publish both novels in June. In announcing the series, Hyperion Editor-in-Chief Elisabeth Dyssegaard said, “It’s a great time to explore what happens to super-heroines when they are dropped into traditional women’s novels.”
SWORD IN THE LAKE
Lakeshore Entertainment has acquired movie rights to Jonathan and Joshua Luna’s four-volume graphic novel “The Sword.”
Lakeshore said the deal represents a move to follow up the success of its “Underworld” franchise. The company plans to begin lensing on the first movie later this year.
Lakeshore toppers Tom Rosenberg and Gary Lucchesi will produce.
They say I am a work in progress. The fools.
Artist Ken Lashley also showed off his artwork for the issue #20 cover which confirms my suspicions after reading issue #17 this week and the latest Channel 52 News segment– Batwing is getting brand new armor. Now, Batwing in essence has always been an Iron Man/Batman hybrid (I’m talking about the hero, David isn’t anything like Tony Stark) but with the major difference of looking really, really lame. This new design by Lashley may make the Iron Man parallel a bit more obvious but I think we can all agree that it looks a hell of a lot cooler. Plus, Batwing is now protecting his face!
Bob Kane and Bill Finger were sitting in Poe Park in 1939 when they dreamed up their dark hero, caped crusader Batman. Now some seven decades later, a new generation of comic book artists are paying homage to the borough’s ties to such iconic characters as Batman, Robin and the Joker.
Thor’s hammer Mjölnir is said to be made of neutron-star matter. Tyson did the calculations and determined the hammer must therefore weigh as much as 300 billion elephants. That’s not a common form of weight measurement, so we have to do some further calculations to translate elephants into pounds.
When the teaser for DC’s Trinity War came out last spring there was speculation that the Atom shown in the double page spread was not Ryan Choi but a female character.
Dark Horse is pleased to announce the promotion of Jim Gibbons to associate editor! Gibbons, perhaps the “comics industry’s youngest veteran,” came to the Dark Horse PR department in 2009, following a brief career in the comics media as a writer and associate editor for Wizard magazine and a contributor to Comic Book Resources. In 2011, he moved over to the Dark Horse Editorial department as an assistant editor.