It was the warmest March 16 on record at BC HQ today, March Madness is in full swing, and so is Spring convention season with the start of Wondercon. Major launches such as Before Watchmen are being solicited, and I understand there are lots and lots of juicy tidbits coming this weekend, starting just a few hours from now…
Most-Read Comic Stories Today:
Welcome one and all to all the comics that Marvel is selling in June. Including a batch of Avengers Vs X-Men tie-ins, a bunch of Amazing Spider-Man “Motion” variant covers and… the Zomnibus.
There are few examples of one single word suggesting one specific comic book character. Shazam. Kimota. Snikt. Thwip. And…
Marvel were set to announce this at Wondercon. But it’s just gone public on the Diamond site, so…
Most-Read TV/Film Stories Today:
Here’s a true story: when I saw the ferris wheel in this new trailer for LEGO Batman 2: DC Super Heroes, I mistook it for the London Eye and immediately got extremely excited at the prospect of watching Batman, Robin, Superman, Wonder Woman, Catwoman, Lex Luthor and the Joker all tearing a LEGO London to pieces. Bonus points for taking out people who walk slowly down Oxford Street.
Not long after Twelve Monkeys came out, Terry Gilliam had an installation on display at The Hayward Gallery and somewhere amongst its myriad of explorable bits and pieces there was a filing cabinet full of test screening cards for the film. I couldn’t quite believe my eyes. Where did they find these people? And why did the studio think this was a useful way of surveying them?
For better or worse, the quality of these four minutes belie the hip B-movie reputation, low budget and Finnish origins of Iron Sky, the long-time-coming, “alternative history” sci-fi caper. The film takes place in a world where the Nazis regrouped on the Moon at the end of World War 2 and decades later prepare to invade the Earth.
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