Category Archives: Comic Books

Marvel Entertainment Creates Television Arm; Names Jeph Loeb Boss!

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Marvel Entertainment is taking a serious interest in television programming. Today, the company announced the creation of a division to create TV programming based around its extensive library of comic book characters. Jeph Loeb was named Executive Vice-President, Television.

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BOOM! Studios Invades the 2010 ALA Annual Conference & Exhibition!

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During the 2010 ALA Annual Conference & Exhibition comics fans can stop by booth #235 to meet with Michael Alan Nelson, the writer behind the acclaimed BOOM! Studio’s 28 DAYS LATER comic series and Keith R.A. DeCandido, writer of BOOM!’s Sci-Fi smash hit FARSCAPE comic series. Both will be signing daily through the duration of the ALA event.

The 2010 ALA Annual Conference & Exhibition will be held at the Washington Convention Center, 801 Mount Vernon Place NW, Washington, D.C. 20001.

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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