FranceWatch: BD Comics Passion is the L’Institut Francais in London’s second comics festival with Comica. This year they have David B., Guy Delisle, Karrie Fransman, Kevin O’Neill, Tom Gauld, Grezgorz Rosiniski, Jean-Louis Mourier, Luke Pearson, Pat Mills and more in attendance. They are also holding a competition for uni students in London to win a return trip for two to Brussels and stay in a 5 star hotel by sending in a two page strip…
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 Avengers” and Hollywood’s gender wars – Salon.com
If you’re female and you’re interested in any or all of the above pictures, by the way, I apologize for making it sound as if you don’t exist. But in marketing terms, you don’t.
Sony Pictures has released, via iTunes Movie Trailers, the first two official stills of The Lizard (Rhys Ifans) in The Amazing Spider-Man. The two pics, which looks like screenshots from tomorrow’s new trailer, show that The Lizard will be wearing his famous lab coat in at least one scene.
Have you heard of Twilight? Are you acquainted with the undead? How about werewolves? Vampires? Angsty adolescent superheroes? This is our culture right now, and it’s no exaggeration to say that it all began with one man: Joss Whedon, the creator of Buffy the Vampire Slayer and arguably the most inventive pop storyteller of his generation. So how come Whedon never became as famous as so much of the derivative trash he inspired? Better question: Now that his summer blockbuster, The Avengers, is about to arrive, isn’t this the part of the story where the overlooked hero rises to meet his big moment?
Part man, part…rock? Over seven feet tall and weighing over a thousand pounds, he is known as Concrete but is in reality the mind of one Ronald Lithgow, trapped inside a shell of stone, a body that allows him to walk unaided on the ocean’s floor or survive the crush of a thousand tons of rubble in a collapsed mineshaft…but prevents him from feeling the touch of a human hand.
Under the ever-present heading of “Transparency,” here’s my takeaway from the first-day experience: