Category Archives: Comic Books

Marvel Introduces The X-Men to The Heroic Age!

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Why have vampires targeted the mutant population? And who’s the jaw-dropping new member of the X-Men? And just what is The Curse of the Mutants? These questions will be addressed when the Heroic Age’s first X-book, X-Men #1 – the first X-Men #1 in twenty years – drops on July 8, 2010.

The comic book is written by Victor Gischler, with pencils by Paco Medina. Cover art is by Adi Granov, with variants by Medina, John Romita Jr. and Marco Djurdjevic. The Romita and Medina variant covers and four pages of the book follow the jump.

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COMIC BOOKS: The Stuff of Legend is Genuinely Legendary!

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The Stuff of Legend: Book 1: The Dark may be an unwieldy title, but the graphic novel – the first in a series that collects the serial originally published in the Th3rdWorld Studios comic book – is a fast-paced, darkly disturbing tale that posits the existence of a real Boogeyman. Not only that, said Boogeyman kidnaps young children and spirits them away to his land, The Dark, to do with as he sees fit.

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COMIC BOOKS: Pride and Prejudice and Zombies: The Graphic Novel!

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The acclaimed mash-up of the classic Jane Austen novel with a harrowing tale of a zombie infestation, Pride and Prejudice and Zombies, was a game-changer for genre literature – so, naturally, it was ripe for adaptation as a graphic novel.

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Iron Man Extremis Motion Comic, Episode 2 Preview

Last year I purchased The Watchmen Motion Comic, which was so awful that I was turned off by all future Motion Comic Efforts. I watched episode 1 of Marvel’s Extremis Motion Comic and am now a believer in this medium’s potential. Marvel has created a first rate production here. The 2nd episode of this series is now available on iTunes. Check out the preview to see Motion Comics done right.

COMIC BOOKS: D.R. & Quich take on the US: 2000 AD announces the launch of US Graphic Novel Line!

 

Some of the most iconic figures in comics history have been published by 2000 AD: Judge Dredd, Rogue Trooper, DR & Quinch and Strontium Dog among them. Known for their cavalier attitude toward such niceties as ethics, morals and even the law, these characters have provided fans with unfettered action, seriously demented satire and enough pure adventure to satisfy even the legendary Joe Bob Briggs. For the first time, these iconic characters will be available in North America, as Rebellion Publishing announces the upcoming US launch of iconic British comic 2000 AD’s US Graphic Novel list this June.

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COMIC BOOKS: The Essential Wonder Woman Encyclopedia: For The Wonder Woman Fan Who Doesn’t Know Everything!

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Wonder Woman has the most convoluted history of any comics superhero, with more than a dozen variations since the character was created 1942. Small wonder, then, that this oversized tome from DC/Del Rey contains more than eleven hundred entries over its four hundred and eighty-eight pages.

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COMIC BOOKS: Oni Press Premiere’s Yo Gabba Gabba! Hardcover Story Collection This Fall!

You’ve probably seen the TV show – it’s reached an audience far beyond its targeted pre-school demographic. You may even have seen one of the spectacular live shows. Now,W!LDBRAIN Entertainment’s Yo Gabba Gabba takes its retro-style, cool music, vivid art and wild entertainment into the realm of comic books!

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Courtesy of Oni Press, DJ Lance Rock, along with the residents of his magic boombox, Brobee, Muno, Toodee, Foofa and Plex, jump from their hit series and live stage show to the wild world of comics this fall, with the first Yo Gabba Gabba! comics project – Yo Gabba Gabba! Story Comic Book Time Vol. 1.

Details from the press release follow the jump.

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Marvel’s Iron Man Extremis Motion Comic – A Behind the Scenes Look!

You know, I hated, HATED the Watchmen Motion comic, it forever turned me off the entire genre.  However, this past weekend I watched a couple of Marvel’s motion comics on the World War Hulk DVD and I have to say I was impressed. The production values on the recently released Spider Woman one that I have to reevaluate this genre. Marvel’s next motion comic will be based on the popular Iron Mini Series Extremis.  Of course, they have to take full advantage of the Movie Hype. It’s looking pretty cool. Episode 1 will be available in the iTunes store sometime later this week. Here’s a Behind the Scenes Peek.

COMIC BOOKS: Kill Shakespeare! The Melancholy Dane as Chosen One!

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Kill Shakespeare #1: A Sea of Troubles is one of the stranger comics I’ve read. The premise is that England is under the thrall of thee evil wizard, William Shakespeare – and that banished Danish Prince Hamlet is the one prophesied to kill him and free England from tyranny.

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WonderCon 2010 Day 1 in Pictures!

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It’s WonderCon time here in San Francisco. The first day was pretty mellow with a manageable crowd. The highlight of the day was The Television Composer’s Panel which featured Emmy Award Winning Composer Jim Dooley (Pushing Daisy), Lisa Coleman! (of Wendy and Lisa fame and currently the Composer for Heroes), and Jeremy Zuckerman & Ben Wynn (Avatar: The Last Airbender). The day continued with me spending two hours watching WB Programming including V (I’m back on board!), Ghostfacers (I didn’t get) and the season finale of Fringe (show does nothing for me).  The day ended with a fun 2 hour Q and A with special guest Kevin Smith.  Here are some photos from the day. To see the full slideshow check it out at Flickr.