Category Archives: Comic Books

Master of the Outrageous and Absurd, Cartoonist John Callahan Dead at 59!

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Anyone who has seen a cartoon by John Callahan will know that he loved to call ‘em as he saw ‘em. The quadriplegic whose art spawned two television series [the family show, Pelswick, about a wheelchair-bound boy who wanted nothing more than to live a normal life; John Callahan’s Quads, an adults-only series about a group of foul-mouthed characters with an assortment of disabilities and bad attitudes] died Saturday of complications related to quadriplegia and respiratory problems.

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True Blood comic book series to be released


Hello True Blood fans! Comic-Con 2010 has been busy with all kinds of announcements. This particular announcement came on Friday the 23rd. Creator of True Blood Alan Ball, IDW Publishing, and HBO has teamed up together to bring fans a True Blood six-part comic book series. True Blood part one will be written by Alan Ball, David Tischman, Mariah Huehner, and David Messina with art by J.Scott Campbell, Joe Corroney, Andrew Currie, and Davis Messina. According to the HBO store, the story for True Blood #1 is outlined like this: “when Sookie and her friends are trapped by a vengeful spirit who feeds on shame. People die and dirty secrets are revealed as Sookie, Bill, Eric, Sam, Tara, Jason, and Lafayette and are all coerced to dig deep and tell painful memories from their past—those things we all have locked within us that we never tell another living soul!” True Blood will be available tomorrow July 28th and can be ordered through the HBO Store here:  http://store.hbo.com/detail.php?p=261204&v=hbo_best-sellers True Blood #1 will be available in four different covers. If you’re a hard-core fan, you may be interested in collecting all four covers. If you still wish to know more, here’s CNN talking with Alan Ball to discuss more about True Blood #1. Enjoy!

Personally, I don’t watch the series True Blood but I am looking forward to checking out the comic series. That’s only my thoughts. But to you hard-core True Blood fans, I want to know what your take is on this comic series? Do you think it’ll be just as good as the television series on HBO? Are you interested in picking up a copy? Please comment and let me know. Thanks

Comic-Con 2010: Buffy, the Vampire Slayer: Season Eight Motion Comic – Episode One Now On iTunes; Complete Season on DVD/Blu-ray January 4th, 2011!

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If, like me, you were left wondering what happened after the series finale of TV’s Buffy, the Vampire Slayer, you were probably thrilled to discover the Dark Horse comic in which series creator Joss Whedon and his hand-picked gang of writers and artists explored those very events.

Now, Buffy, the Vampire Slayer: Season Eight is a motion comic – and the season premiere [as it were] is now available on iTunes. When the season has been translated completely to motion comics, all nineteen episodes will be collected on DVD and Blu-ray for release on January 4th, 2011. Details follow the jump [c’mon Joss, give a couple commentaries!].

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Comic Con 2010: Eclipse Gets Up Close With Bruce Greenwood From Batman: Under the Red Hood

Eclipse Magazine was on hand at the press panel for the latest release in the Warner Brothers line of animated Batman movies, Batman: Under the Red Hood. Your roving Eclipse reporter had a chance to speak with the writers, producers, directors and voice talent Bruce Greenwood to get the inside scoop on this exciting new installment of the Batman legacy.

Batman: Under the Red Hood is an upcoming direct-to-video animated film based on the Batman storylines “Under the Hood” and “A Death in the Family“. The film is the eighth in the DC Universe Animated Original Movies line released by Warner Premiere and Warner Bros. Animation. It is set to be released on July 27, 2010. The film stars Bruce Greenwood as Bruce Wayne/Batman and Jensen Ackles as the Red Hood.

In this this teaser video, Bruce Greenwood who plays Batman/Bruce Wayne talks to reporters about his take on bringing this iconic character to life and jokes with me about video taping him during the talk.

Comic Con 2010: Sam Raimi to direct Radical’s EARP!

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Sam Raimi (Spider-Man, Evil Dead) has signed on to produce and direct the film adaptation of EARP: SAINTS FOR SINNERS, based on Radical Publishing’s miniseries created by Matt Cirulnick and David Manpearl and written by Matt Cirulnick and M. Zachary Sherman. The miniseries places a new version of the legendary Wyatt Earp in a gritty adventure set in a dystopian future.

Details follow the jump.

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The Next Spider-Man/Peter Parker is….. Andrew Garfield!! Whaaaa? Who is this?

It’s official, Sony Pictures just sent over the press release announcing that Andrew Garfield is the next Peter Parker.  How do you go from Tobey Maguire to this guy? He looks too old for the part, since rumor has it’s going to be yet another origin story.  Who is this guy, you all ask? I have no clue. He was in The Imaginarium of Dr Parnassus and he’s in several upcoming movies including something called The Social Network.  So I actually think it’s good that they went with an relative unknown for this, but he doesn’t look the part – maybe a post high school Spider-Man, then I could see it. I’m sure Sony is going to make a huge splash at Comic Con to roll this guy out. The full gushing press release is after the break.

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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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