Sony, Sam Raimi And The Coherency Of Stan Lee

So I found myself reading a few more of the Sony Wikileaks. In which Sony execs Amy Pascal and Jeff Robinov discussed last year whether they should bring back Sam Raimi to the Spider-Man franchise. Amy Pascal:  Sam rami? Jeff Robinov: ? Amy Pascal: Should I bring him back Jeff Robinov: Does he have a good […]

Stan Lee's Werewolf Movie That Joe Johnston Has Agreed To Direct

I remember once hearing Stan Lee talk about the ridiculous idea that someone had optioned Marvel's Werewolf By Night as a movie – when they could have just done a werewolf movie, used a different title and saved themselves the money. I didn't know he'd actually try and take that advice himself. In the Sony […]

The Trial Of Bradley Manning, The Comic Book

[youtube][/youtube] The United States vs. PFC Bradley Manning: A Graphic Account From Inside the Courtroom is an upcoming graphic novel by Wikileaks supporter, writer and artist Clark Stoeckley, who has been attending the trial daily and making drawings of all he sees. And interprets. Although you won't have to wait till the official September publishing […]

Vox Populi – Alan Moore Talks Anonymous, Occupy And The V For Vendetta Mask

It wouldn't be the first time that iconography associated with Alan Moore has escaped into the wild. The blood splattered smiley face image, created by Moore and Dave Gibbons was used as advertising for the Watchmen comic by Forbidden Planet on the London Underground. Leading to on one occasion, image after image of a smiley […]

Alan Moore Publicly Defends Bradley Manning

Alan Moore states, on the matter of PFC Bradley Manning, held over charges related to the Wikileaks expose; "With any legitimate trial of whistleblower Bradley Manning still being at an unspecified date in the future, it would seem that what is presently on trial here is Western culture itself. When the persecution of an individual […]

Trailer For Page One: Inside The New York Times

In the beginning, it seemed that Page One, a documentary about a year inside The New York Times, was timed perfectly to capture the spectacular nosedive of the old Newspaper business model and the rocketing rise of its online rival, not to say replacement. As it happens, Wikileaks really started to make waves part way […]

Sunday Trending Topics: Comics And The News

It's been a busy night of news in the world.  Looking over the most-read posts from the day, the topics range from lightly entertaining to strange to pretty damn important.  But it's always been that way for comics. Readers of 1941 saw the first issue of The Sub-Mariner, with Namor wading into the war, hanging […]

Saturday Trending Topics: Superman, Captain America, And The Politics Of Comics

With the conversation about Action Comics #900 still going strong, a new debate begins about Captain America in Secret Avengers #12.1 and its references to events surrounding Wikileaks.  And today, Wikileaks took notice.  But politics in comics didn't begin when Clark Kent started taking on wartime topics for the Daily Planet in the 1940s, and […]

Captain America Vs Bradley Manning, Julian Assange And WikiLeaks

So, Superman may not stand for America anymore. But it seems that Captain America doesn't stand for Truth either. And as for Justice, well that's debatable. Oh you thought Action Comics #900 had a monopoly on controversial storylines involving patriotic superheroic figures engaged in real world politics? Except in this case it's a story to […]

Inside Job's Charles Ferguson To Direct One Of The Julian Assange Films

Of the many Julian Assange and Wikileaks pictures in development, one is being cooked up as a BBC/HBO co-production. The source for this particular film will be a New Yorker article from last summer, Raffi Khatchadourian's No Secrets, which you can read in full on their website. The focus of No Secrets is Project B, the […]

FBI Targets V For Vendetta Mask Owners

The FBI have targeted anyone who might have been involved with the Denial Of Service attacks on PayPal, Mastercard, Amazon and more in the wake of the Wikileaks release of ambassadorial communiques, with over forty search warrants and subpoenas so far. Gawkwer talked to a 19 year old female member of Anonymous, and a target […]

Did Julian Assange Learn The Politics Of V For Vendetta From Birgitta Jónsdóttir?

Birgitta Jónsdóttir is the Icelandic politician at the center of the latest Wikileaks controversy involving the US Dept of Justice trying to force Twitter to turn over direct Twitter messages sent to and from her, Julian Assange, and others. But what is Birgitta Jónsdóttir's relationship with Julian Assange? And how do comic books come into […]

Julian Assange, Wikileaks And V For Vendetta

It does appear that, thanks to V For Vendetta, the Guy Fawkes imagery and V logo is becoming a true symbol for the 21st century. This was a scene outside the London courts this week, a group of protestors dressed as V , holding Free Assange signs. It's not the first time V and Julian […]

Monday Runaround – Superman In A Santa Hat

GrinchWatch: Ward Sutton shows us how Wikileaks Stole Christmas This is The Bleeding Cool ComicChron Robot 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. Kodansha Comics USA New York, NY – December 12, 2010 – Kodansha […]

It's Real-Life S.H.I.E.L.D. Vs Hydra!!! (UPDATE)

Time Magazine just compared Wikileaks with the mythological Hydra. As in, "cut off a head and another will take its place". What was the name of the US legislation created to fight Wikileaks again, pointed out by Bleeding Cool earlier this week? Bloody hell, folks, it's SHIELD vs Hydra. You know, despite Wikileaks having my […]

Joseph Lieberman To Found S.H.I.E.L.D.

And now we know definitively what it stands for. Securing Human Intelligence and Enforcing Lawful Dissemination. Senator Joseph Lieberman (patch pictured) is among those who have introduced the S.H.I.E.L.D. legislation that would make it, basically, what WikiLeaks did a federal crime, publishing the name of a U.S. intelligence source. Of course WikiLeaks is founded by […]

Actual Comic Book WikiLeaks

Bleeding Cool did some silly comic book coverage of WikiLeaks this week. But what actual relevant comics and cartoon appeared in Julian Assange's act of treason terrorism free speech? Covering Mexico's Latin American Unity Summit earlier this year, from the US' Mexico office. The media coverage did not in any way suggest a practical forum […]

Those Superhero WikiLeaks Files

Earlier this week, Bleeding Cool reported rumours that the recent Wikileaks would endanger superhero secret identities, preventing the world's heroes from doing their job. But in the end, the leaks didn't reference their secret identities once. Instead it revealing a lot of basic international bitchiness. Here are the highlights. That the King of Wakanda has […]

WikiLeaks To Expose Superhero Identities

Bleeding Cool has been informed that the online whistleblower site WikiLeaks is preparing to reveal the secret identities of superheroes worldwide. The controversial website has had a history of releasing confidential documents, often embarrassing to their subjects, and has been criticised for exposing US troops to danger. Well now it seems they are targeting the […]