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.
They say I am a work in progress. The fools.
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.
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.
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.
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…
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.
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.
Celebrating the character.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Princesses don’t wear pants.