Posts tagged with comic-news

Jan 9 2018

First Riverdale, now Sabrina

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According to Pajiba, the creators of Riverdale are planning a 20-episode-long spin-off series about Sabrina the Teenage Witch. Kiernan Shipka (of Mad Men fame) has signed on as Sabrina, and they will be basing their storyline on the comic line...

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Dec 12 2017

Labyrinth, expanded

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The Mary Sue recently posted a very positive review of Jim Henson’s Labyrinth 2017 Special #1, a collection of short comics about minor characters from the classic 80s fantasy. I'm not usually a fan of movie novelizations, but Labyrinth is different...

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Dec 7 2017

Maybe the CGI is a work in progress...

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If your brain, like mine, stalled out from trying to process all the information shoved into the bloated Avengers: Infinity War trailer, here's a helpful scene-by-scene guide. It's obviously jam-packed with spoilers, but...

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Sep 20 2017

It works for Game of Thrones locations!

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According to the BBC, the upcoming Hellboy reboot was allowed to film inside the 900-year-old Wells Cathedral, but only after church officials checked out the comic book and verified that it was a traditional good-versus-evil story. Nobody has mentioned how much the filmmakers paid for the church's use, but...

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Aug 15 2017

I'm sure Marvel still makes out O.K.

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I am frequently confused by the tangled business ties between Marvel and the other studios that develop Marvel properties, but are not considered part of the Marvel 'verse. (This group includes the X-Men series, as well as the last set of Spider-Man movies.) But Sony's current version of...

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Aug 8 2017

Expanding

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I'm not always a fan of Yen Press's translation work (I think they sometimes make the mistake of hewing too closely to the original language, even when such a direct translation takes readers out of the story), but they're one of the more reliable and high-quality manga publishers, so I was pleased to hear that they are planning...

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Jul 26 2017

Asking for us all.

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I'm kind of surprised by how few pithy one-liners (or catchy musical cues) are featured in this trailer for Marvel's The Defenders, but my mind was busy with a more urgent question: what the hell does Sigourney Weaver use for moisturizer?

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Jul 18 2017

Skipping this.

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Aaaand in completely different film news: check out the trailer for Professor Marston and the Wonder Women, the upcoming biopic inspired by the polyamorous relationship between William Marston (the creator of Wonder Woman, his wife Elizabeth Holloway Marston, an attorney and psychologist, and...

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Jun 8 2017

Runaways REBORN

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This is great: acclaimed YA novelist Rainbow Rowell has been hired to restart Marvel's Runaways, and she is apparently planning to revive Gert, whom I have always believed was killed off at least partially because it was too upsetting for Marvel's artists to draw a fat character...

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May 25 2017

Couldn't they wait for the Black Panther movie trailer, at least?

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A mere two issues in, Marvel has apparently decided to cancel Ta-Nehisi Coates and Yona Harvey’s Black Panther spin-off, Black Panther & The Crew. Marvel is citing poor sales, and that might well be true, but this decision is depressing as hell...

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May 9 2017

From UN ambassador to this

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I've been reading a lot of criticism directed at Warner Bros. for their underwhelming promotional efforts for the upcoming Wonder Woman movie, but I don't think having Wonder Woman's face plastered on a bunch of "Think Thin" diet snack bars is the response any of us were hoping for...

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Apr 18 2017

Stone age melancholy

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There's a glowing review over on Slate of DC’s "brilliant new Flintstones comic". If this essay is to be believed, DC has taken the formerly cheery Saturday morning cartoon and turned it into a social satire about...

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Apr 4 2017

Ouch

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Vox has written a helpful guide to the recent comics-world kerfluffle over Marvel executive David Gabriel, who (maybe inadvertently?) suggested that Marvel's low sales numbers are a reflection of readers’ disinterest in comic books featuring diverse protagonists. The article makes a solid argument Gabriel's comments are far less gross in context, but...

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Apr 1 2017

Recycling

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Huh. Joss Whedon is in talks to direct D.C.'s Batgirl movie. According to LaineyGossip, this is apparently upsetting to both D.C. and Marvel fans: Marvel fans feel like Whedon's a turncoat, and D.C. fans worry that he will make the story too glib. I don't care either way (not a Batgirl fan), but...

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Mar 14 2017

Stay realistic, Julia

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This latest trailer for the upcoming Wonder Woman movie is getting my hopes ever higher. Unfortunately, it's still uncomfortably close to the grubby hands of Zack Snyder...

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Feb 16 2017

Image Comics [hearts] Planned Parenthood

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This is cool: Image Comics will be releasing 11 "variant covers" in celebration of Women's History Month. The covers will acknowledge "the careers of women in comics, the strides made throughout comics history made by the women’s movement...

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Jan 5 2017

YAY!

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Yesterday, The Hollywood Reporter informed me that Netflix is planning to create its first original Korean drama. Based on a popular romantic-fantasy webtoon by Kye Young Chon called Love Alarm, the 12-episode series is set to debut in 2018...

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Nov 3 2016

I have mid-level hopes

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The official full-length trailer for the upcoming Wonder Woman movie is out, and it looks amazing. Sadly, that's probably a lie (while Patty Jenkins is directing the film, the dread Zach Snyder wrote it...

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Nov 1 2016

Cross-marketing

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The website Cosmic Booknews informs me that Goosebumps and Fear Street author R.L. Stine is currently working on a comic book series for Marvel. Details are non-existent (Stine is quoted as saying...

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Oct 25 2016

Not feeling it

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There's been a lot of controversy over the United Nations' recent decision to appoint Wonder Woman as their honorary ambassador for the empowerment of women and girls. I can actually appreciate...

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Sep 20 2016

Brighter future

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According to The Verge, orders for comic books have hit a 20-year high. The surge seems to be currently benefiting DC Comics, which sold nine out of the 10 best-selling issues released last month (Harley Quinn #1 was the top seller), but...

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Sep 8 2016

Updates

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Next week will feature the release of Berkeley Breathed's The Bill the Cat Story: A Bloom County Epic (a picture book), and September 27th will see the release of Bloom County Episode XI: A New Hope (the first collection of the strips Breathed has been releasing on his Facebook page since 2015). As lifelong Bloom County fan, I...

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Aug 10 2016

YAY!

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How did I miss this? Bone creator Jeff Smith just released Bone: Coda, a new and "completely superfluous" adventure featuring the Bone cousins. The standalone story, written and illustrated by Smith, was produced in honor of the 25th anniversary of the first issue of the (at the time) black-and-white, self-published comic...

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Jun 21 2016

When in doubt...

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In light of their current struggles, Vertigo is going back previously fertile ground: they're reviving the Fables 'verse, which ended about a year ago. The new spin-off series will be called Everafter: From the Pages of Fables. Here's the...

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Apr 21 2016

Down and possibly out

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Comic Book Resources posted an article yesterday about a major shake-up at DC's Vertigo Comics, which will apparently involve "re-examining the direction and focus of the Vertigo imprint" and cutting loose their longtime Executive Editor...

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Apr 5 2016

Goofy! Hopefully on purpose!

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LaineyGossip recently posted several pictures of Benedict Cumberbatch and Chiwetel Ejiofor in the upcoming movie adaptation of Marvel's Doctor Strange. I've never read Doctor Strange, but I cannot believe how well Cumberbatch's face lends itself to a comic book character...

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Dec 8 2015

Maybe a nice vacation?

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So, I finally got around to watching the trailer for Captain America: Civil War. (It was posted last month, but my interest in Marvel's increasingly bloated universe is waning.) It looks...

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Nov 12 2015

Cute!

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There's another manhwa-to-TV adaptation in the works: an adaptation of Park Hee-jung's webtoon Cat and Dog. According to Dramabeans, it's a contract marriage-based romantic drama...

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Nov 3 2015

Upping the ante

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The first trailer is out for AMC's upcoming adaptation of Garth Ennis's comic Preacher, and it looks like hyper-stylized, violent fun. From what I remember of this comic (which, admittedly, is not much), the show is going to need to edit out a lot of stuff to even reach Game of Thrones-levels...

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Oct 8 2015

YAY!

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I've finally had a chance to check out the various promotional videos for Netflix's upcoming Jessica Jones adaptation (they're helpfully compiled here), and I am 100% in love...

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