Who wouldn’t want to be a superhero? In The Spark, it’s Lucas, that’s who. He has enough problems what with school, working part-time to help his single mom, and dealing with a bratty younger sister. Heck, he’s so embroiled in his own life that he can’t even recognize when a cute girl is interested in him! Or, at least until after that big flash in the night sky…
The Spark is the latest graphic novel announced by Studio 407 [whose The Night Projectionist we previewed a few weeks back], and it continues their stated intention of created comics that are a little bit different from the usual. Follow the jump for five preview pages of The Spark, along with the official press release – including ordering information.
Assemble!! Marvel’s The Avengers hits the big screen May 4… But in the meantime, get your hero fix with Marvel TV’s trailer for season 2 of The Avengers: Earth’s Mightiest Heroes, premiering April 1 inside Marvel Universe on Disney XD! The Avengers have fought against some of the most powerful and dangerous super villains in the world. But just when the team thought they had things under control, new threats emerge… Caught in the crossfire between two warring alien empires – Earth’s Mightiest Heroes must make a stand. But whom can they trust when they learn not everyone is who they seem to be? Tune in for The Avengers: Earth’s Mightiest Heroes season two premiere, along with the series premiere of Ultimate Spider-Man inside Marvel Universe on Disney XD April 1 beginning at 11am/10c. Take a look at our exclusive sneaks at Avengers and Spider-Man after the break!
There’s a new vampire in town – and he does not play nice!
The Night Projectionist is the premiere title from Studio 407 and it combines three things that work really well together: vampires, movies and comics. Follow the jump for a sneak preview of The Night Projectionist graphic novel – in stores in May – along with ordering information.
The Gantz Saga is a two movie adaptation of the popular manga. At first, it seems like a straightforward superhero vs. aliens tale – albeit with an odd origin – but as the story progresses, it begins to ask questions and shift from one perspective to another.
Bleach, one of the most popular manga and anime´ series in the world is going Hollywood. VIZ Media today announced that Warner Bros. Pictures has acquired the live-action feature film rights to the series.
Peter Segal (Get Smart, The Longest Yard) of Callahan Filmworks is producing with an eye toward directing. The film’s creative team also includes screenwriter Dan Mazeau, who recently penned Warner Bros.’ upcoming sequel to Clash of the Titans, Wrath of the Titans.
Details from the full press release follow the jump.
It’s been twenty-five years since Alan Moore and Dave Gibbons turned the world of comics superheroes on its head with the release of Watchmen. Now, this summer, – and with the blessing of Dave Gibbons – the publisher has scheduled the release of seven interconnected mini-series prequels to the legendary graphic novel. The prequels, published under the Before Watchmen banner will be by some of the finest creators in today’s comics, including: J. Michael Straczynski [Babylon 5, Superman: Earth One], Darwyn Cooke [The Spirit, Parker], Brian Azzarello [100 Bullets], Adam Hughes [Justice League, Catwoman], John Higgins [Watchmen], Andy Kubert [Flashpoint], Joe Kubert [Sgt. Rock]and more.
For titles, covers, and who’s doing what, follow the jump.
This week Disney Interactive unveiled the details of their upcoming Marvel Avengers Alliance Facebook Game. Marvel: Avengers Alliance provides a combat role playing game experience with dozens of familiar Marvel superheroes and villains to be collected, including Spider-Man, Iron Man, Thor, Captain America, Wolverine, Hawkeye, Black Widow and many more. Once a hero is added to the Avengers team, players can begin training them to unlock unique abilities and attacks, as well as using “ISO-8” to further customize each character’s stats. Players will also be able to face-off against each other, challenging their social graph in super-powered asynchronous PvP battles. Marvel: Avengers Alliancetakes place in the wake of a galaxy-wide disaster, known as “the Pulse,” exposing Manhattan to attack from Marvel’s most formidable villains.
Players are recruited as an agent of S.H.I.E.L.D., the secret espionage and peace-keeping organization of the Marvel Universe, to assemble and lead teams of superheroes with a mission to keep New York City safe from the clutches of villains. Marvel: Avengers Alliance will be live on Facebook in Q1 of this year. Check out the Facebook Fanpage here.
February 28, 2012 marks the release date of the latest animated film from the DC Universe entitled Justice League: Doom. The script was written by the late Dwayne McDuffie and brings back several cast members including: Kevin Conroy-Batman, Tim Daly-Superman, Nathan Fillion-Green Lantern, and Michael Rosenbaum-Flash to name a few. More details from the press release after the jump: Continue reading Justice League: Doom coming to DVD/Blu-Ray→
I come bearing gifts of free comics and bargain prices! For two days only Comixology is offering many of its most popular World of Warcraft comics for 99 cents in digital format. They are available for purchase at the web store and can be read on the Web, Android, iPad and iPhone! This offer is good on Dec. 10 and Dec. 11 so be sure to check out all the great titles available at the Comixology web store.
And while you’re at it, don’t miss out on the chance to browse through a great collection of FREE comics that you can read right there on the web. But don’t worry about having to do a reading marathon; you can read the free selection at your leisure since there are no time limits there. Check them out HERE
The plague is coming and Dark Horse Comics wants to know how you will survive. The best story just might give YOU the chance to be drawn as a character and get killed in the second Story Arc of The Strain. But hurry, the deadline to be part of this fun is December 4th!! All the details after the jump.
Dark Horse Comics is joining in on the Black Friday madness with a very exclusive limited offer to their digital comics readers. On Black Friday, for 24 hours only, Dark Horse Digital will offer 134 single-issueStar Warscomics for $100! This is a savings of over $166! The sale will begin at midnight (PST), November 25th! Dark Horse Digital is available through all modern web browsers and as an app in the iTunes Store for Mac devices. Stop by https://digital.darkhorse.com and get all the Star Wars comics you could want and more!
DIGITAL CYBER MONDAY DEAL! If you miss the Black Friday special (or you want even more), you have another chance at a killer deal for Cyber Monday! Dark Horse Digital is offering the first 500 people through the checkout 50% off their entire order! You can redeem this 50% with the coupon code: dhcyber This coupon is limited to 500 redemptions and you must have a $20 minimum cart to redeem it! Good only for 24 hours beginning at midnight (PST) on Monday, November 28th.