Most-Read Comic Stories Of 2010
Well, it seems to be happening a lot sooner than I thought. I understand now that this considered a pet project of Dan DiDio, SVP-Executive Editor. That he is determined to impress new bosses by building on DC’s biggest selling comic book of all time with multiple prequel comic miniseries and spinoff ongoing projects.
Crank up the Bleeding Cool servers folks. This morning we received word that Shueisha Publishing Company of Tokyo has convinced legendary manga creator Akira Toriyama to come back and restart the Dragon Ball comics franchise.
Alan Moore has decided to set the record straight in what has been going on with WATCHMEN and the circumstances behind DC’s approach to him. Alan’s cadence does not always come over perfectly in written interviews, we suggest a little warming up first. Also these are the personal opinions of Alan Moore, and others’ version of events may differ dramatically.
They’ve been Robots. They’ve been Hulks. They’ve been Apes. They’ve been Zombies. They’ve even been Superheroes. Well now, thanks to d.r3sto on Flickr, they are – along with a couple of X-Men – dinosaurs. And more to come, apparently…
No, I’m not kidding. Liefeld would be to WATCHMEN what Moore was to superheroes in general. And it would be such fun to watch a whole flock of retailer’s heads exploding, as they tried to serve two entirely different faces of mammon!
The new co-publisher of DC Comics, Jim Lee really liked his iPad… not just for reading comics on – but drawing them. He tweets;
I have it on good authority from Diamond Book Distributors that the current state of Amazon.com – where most of the books in the Top 100 are now comics books, oversized graphic novels priced at $8.34 and $14.99 no matter what the original price (sometimes up to $125) – is a glitch.
Twenty years later, it’s time to do it again. Bryan Talbot posted on the Quality Comics messageboard, a gathering of British creators and readers spinning off from Dez Skinn and Comics International’s early forays online. And he reposted the following letter there, that originally appeared on the private Panel2Panel list from who Bryan describes as “a respected US comic writer”
I didn’t think I’d see the day.
In 1998 DC Comics bought Wildstorm. It was generally agreed they wanted it for three things. The colourists. Jim Lee. And Alan Moore.
Most-Read TV/Film Stories Of 2010
Here is a model of the city of Minas Trith from Lord Of The Rings, built over two years out of matchsticks.
Firstly, a part of Oxford University dressed up to look like the exterior of an old pub. The Eagle is the name of the first British sci-fi comic that spawned Dan Dare. The Eagle And Child was the Oxford pub that J.R.R. Tolkein and C.S. Lewis used to meet at.
Bleeding Cool have received a mysterious e-mail, stuffed to the gills with stills and the behind-the-scenes pcitures from Conan. What else to do than share them all with you?
Posted to the Bleeding Cool forums earlier today from a Little Bleeder called Animal, and taken from the Dredd set in Cape Town, another look at the livery and individual props from the South African shoot. Thank you Animal!!!
Here’s a rapid roundup of some Green Lantern images to have made it online in the last few days – including what might well be our first look at the movie version of Parallax. Or not.
Apparently there is a new animated series in the offing, Young Justice League. Very little is known about it. Is it more of a Teen Titans (collection of sidekicks and younger superheroes), a Young Avengers(new characters mimicking existing superheroes) of Her-Oes(de-aged characters in a new setting)? No idea.
Bleeding Cool believes that Steven Moffat may have been a bit of a clever fellow. Playing a game of blind man’s bluff with the audience – especially the online audience known to analyse every frame. So get ready, and we’ll see how right we were ina few months. Okay…
We’ve seen Chris Evans as Steve Rogers, out of the suit. We’ve seen the suit on a stunt man. Now we get to see Chris Evans in his Captain America costume, on the cover of this week’s Entertainment Weekly. The attendant article is peppered with Evans quotes, it would seem, from:
From the bars of New Orleans, where Green Lantern is currently being filmed, comes this little gossipy nugget from certain bragging production staff. Do bear in mind that they may have been using their connection to the film to hit on people…
Courtesy of Jock and 2000AD… from the set of the new Judge Dredd movie.