BOOM! Studios wants to talk to you about what editors do (you know you want to know); show off some previously unseen work by legendary Peanuts creator Charles Schulz, and share with you the company’s achievements ad plans for the future and, not incidentally, provide you with some unique variant covers (like the cover for George Péréz’s Sirens #1 shown above) that will be exclusive to Baltimore Comic-Con attendees.
Learn the details (and feast your eyes on the artwork) after the jump. Baltimore Comic-Con runs from September 5th to 7th.
BOOM! Studios has set up a bundle of its titles to be downloaded from Humble Bundle to benefit the Comic Book Legal Defense Fund. The cost of the basic bundle is, essentially, pay what you want – but if a buyer chooses to pay more than the average amount shown on the page, more titles become available – over 90 issues of BOOM! Studio titles in all.
The money goes to the Comic Book Legal Defense Fund – a non-profit organization that is dedicated to the protection of first amendment rights for the comic book form. For a list of titles available through the Humble Bundle offer – and a link to the BOOM! Studios/Humble Bundle page, follow the jump.
Boom! Studios is debuting a new RoboCop comic that will pick up where the original movie left off – ignoring the sequel works and featuring the original partnership of Officers Alex ‘RoboCop’ Murphy and Anne Lewis. They will face off against a charismatic criminal name Killian, who was behind bars when RoboCop was created, and upon his release sets out to take out Old Detroit’s toughest cop.
The new series is written by Joshua Williamson (Nailbiter, Ghosted) and drawn by Carlos Magno (Planet of the Apes, Deathmatch) and will be in comics shops on July 2nd. Follow the jump for series description, ordering info and more.
You can tell RoboCop made by someone who understands how to make an action movie – the editing is superb and the camerawork both muscular and dextrous. Outside of Samuel L. Jackson’s tabloid television host, Pat Novak, there’s almost none of the demented genius of the original – though there are more than a few homages to it.
Lots of great material to cover on this week’s episode of GeekScholars Movie News including our winners of the Best Films of 2013, February 2013 predictions, casting news for the Man of Steel sequel, and much, much more. Hit the jump for details or click play above!
The first trailer for MGM’s Robocop reboot makes it clear that there is one big change at the most basic level of the story – from the moment he wakes up in his new form, Detective Alex Murphy (Joel Kinnaman) knows exactly who he is. So the movie isn’t just a gussied up retread, it’s exploring some serious metaphysical ideas – under the cool new Robocop armor and explosions and stuff. I guess we won’t know if it’s as much a lacerating satire as the original until it opens. Robocop also stars Samuel L. Jackson, Gary Oldman, Michael Keaton, and Abbie Cornish.
Check out the trailer after the jump. Robocop opens February 7, 2014.
If you were going to remake any movie musical, which one would you pick, and who would you cast? That’s the question posed to the GeekScholars in this week’s topical discussion. We would love to hear what you think of our picks, as well as what your choices might be!
After that, GeekScholars Fox and Jill took to the theaters to partake in the adaptation of the 80s-styled musical, Rock of Ages, so listen in to hear their thoughts on a film that received rather mixed reviews from their fellow critics.
Finally, the GeekScholars quickly tackle some of the news stories of the past week, including: even more Robocop casting, a Snow White and the Huntsman Sequel, and new information about the Henry Cavill-led movie, The Great Wall.
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