Walking Dead elevator wrap photo from San Diego by Archaia’s Stephen Christy
I propped up the Hyatt bar with Mark Buckingham last night, discussing the twists and turns in our lives of late. Buckingham has lived in Spain for a few years now, so San Diego is basically the place we seem to catch up every few years.
My body has been screaming at me since 3am however that it’s overdue time for be to get up and see to the kids. I’ve been trying to battle at away but finally sucumbed.
Will probably have a wander along the San Diego Comic Con floor in a bit, We ran a stack of images from the show last night, showing off the Marvel, DC and Image booths in mid-build, as well as a few unseen film posters, release dates, props and the like. I’m in the Marriot and can here the clanking of the scaffolding from here.
And then pancakes. Meeting up with a few Bleeding Cool friends. Josh Adams asked if it was okay to bring the family…
So what else is happening?
TweetWatch: Bryan Q Miller confirms an upcoming DC title, albeit not a DCU book. Something from the Johnny DC line perhaps?
Working on something for them independent of the DCnU; not sure on release date; will say more when I can
PilgrimWatch: Bryan O Malley is to publish his new graphic novel, Seconds, through book publisher Villard.
PornWatch: San Diego Comic Con has maintained a reputation as a family friendly show for years now. Not sure how they’ll take to the star of the Extreme ComiXXX porn parody films turning up to sign their DVDs at Big Wow Comicfest and Hippy/Carnal Comics. Including Chanel Preston who plays Wonder Woman XXX and Lizzie Borden, who plays the Joker in their new Batgirl XXX movie. I wonder if she’ll wear pants or not…
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.
The preview issue of the “New 52” is out and in addition to the Action Comics and Wonder Woman art I showed you yesterday it has some other interesting previews including Batwoman.
Rough pencils, but look at Wonder Woman’s face – that’s fierce. Also no pants.
While the final costume and character designs ended up looking a little different from his proposals, acclaimed artist Alex Ross provided early concept art for Warner Bros.’ big screen adaptation of DC Comics’ Green Lantern mythos. Fans of the comics can see Ross’ designs maintain much more of the look and feel of the original source material than the eventual movie did, from the traditional uniforms to Hal Jordan’s square jaw to a faithful interpretation of the various members of the GL Corps.
If you take a World War II movie, dial up the action with contemporary visual effects and CGI, then give your hero a double dose of steroids and human growth hormones, you wind up in the movie/comic-book world of Captain America: The First Avenger. The movie is, of course, Marvel Comics’ and Paramount’s filmization of Joe Simon and Jack Kirby’s Super Soldier series that first appeared in comic books in March 1941, well before Pearl Harbor, so understandably this is one superhero movie that demands that the first movie at least be a period one. So you get an alternative WWII, say like Quentin Tarantino’s Inglourious Basterds only without all that dialogue and enough oversized vehicles and outlandish sets to fit its beefcake hero.
Warner Bros. is in negotiations to pick up the Soviet-themed sci-fi fantasy comic book series The Red Star, which had been put into turnaround by Universal.
On July 19, 2011 a single-member Panel of the National Arbitration Forum ruled that the manofsteel.com domain name be transferred from its current owner to DC Comics who had filed a domain dispute in late June.