Author Archives: Dan Wickline

“I Decided To Strip Our Series Down To A Grittier, More Street Level Book.” – Aaron Gillespie Talks Purgatori

The relaunch of the Chaos Comics characters by Dynamite Entertainment has been doing very well expanding from one six-part miniseries to four series and some one-shots. Leading the way is the vampire goddes herself Purgatori. We caught up with Aaron …

Writer’s Commentary – Steven Grant On Jennifer Blood: Born Again #2

Steven Grant‘s new take on a Garth Ennis character continues with Jennifer Blood: Born Again #2 and we have the writer’s commentary about the new issue. I once made the comment that all writing is problem solving. Some people took …

The Artistic Process – Francis Manapul On Detective Comics #34

Back in August, Francis Manapul concluded his run with Brian Buccellato on Detective Comics with issue #34. Over on his blog/tumbler, Manapul posted some of his thumbnails to rough sketches to finished pencils process and it’s fascinating to see how …

Long Beach Comic Con To Announce Dwayne McDuffie Award

Long Beach Comic Con has announced (through 13th Dimension) that they are going to be announcing a Dwayne McDuffie Award. McDuffie was a comic and television writer who created the animated TV series Static Shock as well as co-founding Milestone …

The Gray Ghost: The Lost Reel – A Fan Film For BTAS Fans

Fan films can be hit or miss but when done right they are usually fun. If you liked Batman: The Animated Series and more specifically the episode Beware The Gray Ghost with the Gray Ghost voiced by Adam West, then …

Luke Cage May Have Been Cast And We Know Who It Isn’t

There are stranger places to get Marvel casting news than a Reddit AMA, but this falls more into the speculation. During an interview with Reddit yesterday Idris Elba (Thor: The Dark World, Luther) was asked: How quickly can we get you …

Over 10 Minutes Of The Gotham Pilot… Just Not In A Row

Fox is pushing up its promotion for their new series Gotham a series that is either a pre-Batman origin story or the origin of Jim Gordon depending on how you want to look at it. In the series Detective Gordon …

Hey, I Had A Suit Like That Once… New Still Photos And Clips From The Flash

Starting this week and going through October is when most of the television shows either debut or return so the marketing push is going to increase considerably. Here we get a few new still photos from The Flash including one …

Sony Releases Popeye Animation Test With Intro By Genndy Tartakovsky

Director Genndy Tartakovsky (Hotel Transylvania, Star Wars: Clone Wars) is heading up Sony Pictures Animation upcoming CG Popeye movie. In the below video we get to see an animation test he did with Sony that shows Popeye, Olive Oyl, Eugene …

Clip From Season Premiere Of Agents Of SHIELD And Promo Poster

The second season of Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. kicks this month and we’ve got a promotional poster and a clip for the first episode. Here we see Agent Coulson’s (Clark Gregg) team watching someone trying to sell SHIELD classified information …

Exclusive First Look At Alice Cooper #2 And Red Sonja: The Black Tower #2

We have an exclusive first look at two upcoming Dynamite books that both have their final order cutoff (FOC) this week. Both of them are also getting variant covers to help increase orders. Red Sonja: The Black Tower #2  by …

Shaft, Lady Demon, Death Of Apollo And New Army Of Darkness – December Solicitations From Dynamite

Here we have the full December solicitations from Dynamite Entertainment including new series Shaft, Lady Demon, Battlestar Galactica: Death of Apollo, a new Army of Darkness by Cullen Bunn plus the second issue of Django / Zorror. SHAFT #1 Writer: …

NewKadia Is Giving Away $120,000.00 In Back Issue Comics

NewKadia.com has set up a new contest where they will be giving away 1,200 gift cards valued at $100.00 each. They will be giving away 10 per day randomly until December 31, 2014. The gift cards can be used to …

Top Cow Previews: Templesmith Covers A Voice In The Dark

We’ve got two previews for Top Cow books coming out on Wednesday the 24th. First up is the hardcover Chronicles Of Hate by Adrian Smith and then the return of Larime Taylor’s serial killer Zoey with A Voice In The …

New Gotham TV Spot Focuses On Barbara Kean

One of the characters being expanded on in the new Fox series Gotham is James Gordon’s (Ben McKenzie) future wife, Barbara Kean played by Erin Richards. The character brings a balance to Gordon’s life that offsets his partner Harvey Bullock …

Mark Millar’s Starlight Gets A Star Wars Spinoff Screenwriter

Mark Millar and Goran Parlov’s recent comic series Starlight from Images Comics is now moving forward at Fox as a motion picture as a Star Wars spin-off writer comes on board the project. THR is reporting that Gary Whitta who …

Suicide Squad Movie May Be Getting A Director

All those Warner Bros / DC Entertainment movie dates with no titles? Well, Variety may have found one. They are reporting that Fury director David Ayer is the choice to direct The Suicide Squad. Dan Lin is producing the film from …

Godzilla Sequel Locks In Skull Island Screenwriter

Legendary Pictures has found their screenwriter for the planned Godzilla sequel. According to Deadline Max Borenstein will write the screenplay for the sequel. Gareth Edwards will return as director. There was talk at Comic Con this year about adding King Ghidorah, Mothra and …