Wednesday Runaround – When You Walk Through The Garden

ArchieWatch: After Elton gets a preview of the Kevin Keller #1 comic from Archie, out today.

WarrenWatch: Warren Ellis calls for an animated reworking of HBO’s The Wire… and Oxbrow, Bruno Rubio, Paul Sizer, Steve Lieber and 256 oblige…

ArchieWatch2: Archie is being published in India… and will include remakes of Archie stories in an Indian style.

“Fans can now expect Archie and Veronica to dance to the popular Bollywood number ‘Aakhon ki gustakhiyaa’ or see the gang sing some popular songs like the college classic ‘Purani jeans’ and oldie ‘Kankariya maar ke jagaya’ as smart chicks walk past the brood,”

MangaWatch: Japan’s Kyoto Seika University is to launch the country’s first doctoral program in manga studies in 2012. While here are plenty of courses in the subject across the country, this marks the first Manga PHD in the world.

This is Computo the Comic Link Conqueror speaking. I come for your women. But for now I merely collate comic-related bits and pieces online. One day I will rule. Until that day, read on.

They say I am a work in progress. The fools.

E3: X-Men: Destiny Preview | Superhero Hype

In the game, players get to control the destinies of one of three brand new mutants. You also get to choose which side you’ll end up on: the side that saves humanity or the side that takes it down. The story, by Marvel writer Mike Carey, give you many opportunities to decide where your loyalties lie, deeply customizable characters and powers, and features all your favorite mutants, including Magneto, Cyclops, Wolverine, Quicksilver, Colossus, Surge, Nightcrawler, Wolverine and Gambit.

E3: Spider-Man: Edge of Time Preview | Superhero Hype

We’re sure you’ve heard about this one. In the recently released trailer, the Amazing Spider-Man dies! Yes, you read that right. We also got a chance to chat with Dennis Bernardo-associate producer at Activision about the game, getting Peter David on board as a writer and what we can expect in terms of game play.

Why Two John Carter Series? Copyright And Movies

Wondering why Marvel would announce a new line of adaptations of Edgar Rice Burroughs’ John Carter novels even though Dynamite Entertainment launched their own Warlord of Mars franchise last year? Or how it’s even possible that Dynamite’s Nick Barrucci can say that their books won’t be affected by the news? Two words: Public domain. Oh, and one more: Synergy.

DC warns freelancers: three issues done by August 31 | The Beat

According to several people close to the situation, many of the new books have been underway for only a couple of months; that’s a tight deadline for such a massive undertaking. And DC is taking no chances. In recent days a memo from co-publishers Dan DiDio and Jim Lee has gone out warning freelancers that three issues need to be ready by launch day, August 31st. Or else…

E3 2011: Batman: Arkham City E3 Demo Preview – Preview

Warner Bros. is proudly showing off Batman: Arkham City at the booth during the Electronic Entertainment Expo and the long line outside proves that fans are excited. The follow up to the excellent Batman: Arkham Asylum, Arkham City looks to be a worthy sequel, taking the caped crusader to the dark rooftops of Gotham City. We already covered most of the E3 demo here in great detail, but Rocksteady Studios wanted to give us a quick look at the Penguin and a chance to show off Batman’s new move set when faced with 30 enemies.

Is Kickstarter the #3 U.S. Indie Graphic Novel Publisher?

You’ve probably heard of Kickstarter, the website where people post pitches for creative projects and invite the public to contribute money to fund those projects. You’ve probably heard that comics material is a popular category on Kickstarter. If someone told you that Kickstarter funded roughly the same amount of comics material as DC Comics’ Vertigo Imprint, you’d look at them like they were crazy.

Oracle Create-a-Thon

Celebrating the character. : DCnU | OP/ED: ORACLE Is Stronger Than BATGIRL Will Ever Be

I’m not telling you all this to get your sympathy or pity. That’s truly the last thing I want. This is my life, it always has been, I don’t know anything else. I don’t know what it’s like to walk up a flight of stairs un-aided or get up off of the floor after falling. This is my reality and I have adapted over the years to do the best I can. I’m giving you this background, firstly for awareness but also so you know how deeply the news of Barbara Gordon no longer being Oracle affects me personally. Oracle is my symbol.

New Cap | Kirby Dynamics

Greg Theakston could probably tell you the history behind this piece better than I. If I recall correctly, at some point Marvel feared a challenge to their Captain America copyright so they went so far as to have Jack design a new costume. Ironic considering Marvel may have changed so many Kirby-created characters costumes in the 1980s when they thought a similar lawsuit.

Women in Comics: Women in Trousers | comicbookGRRRL

The main problem with women characters in comics is not the clothes that they wear, it’s that they all wear a variation on the same theme. Almost every woman’s body is the same idealised type: busty, very slim waist, slim but powerful legs and a perky butt. All the women wear tight fitting clothes, whether revealing or not. None of this would be a problem were it a proportional amount of women characters, but it’s all of them! Putting all the women in trousers does nothing to change this – we still have all the same women looking all the same, but now in trousers. Essentially, they are just covering the problem up.

EXCLUSIVE: Check Out ‘The Walking Dead’ Daryl Dixon & Zombie Walker Action Figures!

Today, we have two more exclusive previews of figures from “The Walking Dead” — including one particular fan-favorite character you won’t find in the comics.

‘Superman’ Director Richard Donner Grilled on Choosing Christopher Reeve, Smashing Phones | The Wrap Movies

I wanted an unknown because I thought it’d be pretty tough convincing an audience to see Redford in a Superman suit flying. Not that he’s not a great actor, but I figured an unknown could make it work. And when we met Chris Reeve, you’d never think of him as Superman cause he was 20 or 30 pounds lighter than he was when he played the role and he had honey brown hair. But he was an actor and he convinced me that he could do it.

Re-designing Wonder Woman to benefit a family in… – Mitch Makes Comics

Princesses don’t wear pants.

About Rich Johnston

Chief writer and founder of Bleeding Cool. Father of two. Comic book clairvoyant. Political cartoonist.

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