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That New ‘A Christmas Carol’ Adaptation From BBC Heads to FX

Back in 2017, Sir Ridley Scott‘s Scott Free Productions and Tom Hardy‘s Hardy Son & Baker announced a join project with the BBC to bring a new adaptation of Charles Dickens‘ classic holiday tale “A Christmas Carol” to television. We haven’t really heard anything about it since then, until this morning’s announcement that FX has partnered with BBC […]

Bah! Humbug! Why ‘A Christmas Carol’ Needs a Holiday from the Holidays

Charles Dickens‘ A Christmas Carol is an American tradition during the end-of-the-year holidays. It’s a quality story – but unfortunately, an abused one and most often the point gets lost on audiences. Whether it’s a direct adaptation of the Dickens’ novel or the beloved American film It’s a Wonderful Life, both main characters deal with a […]

Fandom 1842: Happy 176th Birthday, Comic Books in America

On September 14, 1842, a publication which has widely been considered the first comic book to be published in the United States of America was released by a publisher called Wilson & Co.: Brother Jonathan Extra No. 9, better known as the Adventures of Mr. Obadiah Oldbuck. It was an English translation of an 1837 […]

Olivia Twist: A Dickensian, Dystopian New Comic from Darin Strauss, Adam Dalva, and Emma Vieceli at Berger Books

Dark Horse and the Berger Books imprint have announced their next upcoming series: a reimagining of Charles Dickens‘s novel Oliver Twist set in a dystopian future. Olivia Twist is billed as “a female-centric futuristic fable” from the slightly less female-centric creative team of bestselling author Darin Strauss, short fiction author Adam Dalva, artist Emma Vieceli, and colorist Lee Loughridge. Covers […]

Tom Hardy, Steven Knight Adapting Charles Dickens For BBC One

In 2019, Ebenezer Scrooge is set to be visited by a fourth ghost on Christmas Eve,”The Ghost of Christmas Adaptations,” as Peaky Blinders creator Steven Knight has been tapped to adapt Charles Dickens‘s A Christmas Carol and several of the author’s other works for BBC One. Produced by Ridley Scott’s Scott Free London in association with Tom Hardy’s […]

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Unfinished Harvey Kurtzman Christmas Carol Adaptation Now Available On Comixology

Starting today on digital comics platform Comixology, you can purchase Harvey Kurtzman’s Marley’s Ghost, which is not, as the title implies, a graphic novel about a ghost named Marley belonging to deceased legendary comics creator Harvey Kurtzman, but rather a graphic novel called Marley’s Ghost by Harvey Kurtzman, an adaptation of the Charles Dickens classic, […]

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Was Charles Dickens The Man Who Invented Christmas?

I don’t think I’d consider Charles Dickens as The Man Who Invented Christmas, but I do often think of him as an author who would be very much at home writing in the modern-day comic book industry.  He was mobbed, overwhelmed, and often perplexed by American fans on his first trip here in 1842. He […]

First Look At Legion’s Dan Stevens As Charles Dickens

No, it’s not part of some Downton Abbey Christmas episode, it’s a first image of Dan Stevens as none other than ol’ Boz himself, Charles Dickens. It’s for an upcoming film The Man Who Invented Christmas, set to hit theaters in late ’17. Set in 1843, a debt-ridden and dispirited Dickens wrote a short novel which he […]

On This Day In Pop Culture History For February 7

Welcome to a new column here at Bleeding Cool, where we will be looking at important comics/film/tv/whatever interesting facts for the date at hand! History is important, and we aim to educate here at Bleeding Cool. So, without further ado: Here are some things that have happened on February 7: The first game of Monopoly […]