Posts tagged with comic-news

Jan 22 2019

Weekly Book Giveaway: By Night, Issues 1-4, by John Allison


Our latest Book Giveaway is the first four issues of John Allison's new series By Night. Not to spoil anything, but of all the comic titles we've reviewed recently, this is FAR AND AWAY the best one. A full review will follow shortly, and this giveaway will run through 4/26/19...

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Jan 14 2019

Buffy the Vampire Slayer (BOOM! Comics), Issue #1, by Jordie Bellaire


More than twenty years after the TV series' debut (and twenty-seven after the original movie), and despite a plethora of spin-offs, continuations, and a potential reboot, BOOM! comics decided that what the world needed was yet another take on Buffy the Vampire Slayer. This time it's a modern-day retelling of the original series, and while a few aspects of it work, thus far the storytelling well is looking pretty dry...

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Dec 20 2018

Lovecraft, improved


Slate recently posted an essay about the many nods to H.P. Lovecraft in the recent DC movie adaptation of Aquaman. The writer also points out, with understandable pleasure, the many ways in which this new film would shock and horrify...

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Dec 20 2018

Maybe Apple will let him kick that stupid football


Apple has picked up the rights to produce new content based on Charles M. Schulz’s beloved Peanuts characters. I wasn't raised on the various Peanuts specials, so I don't fully grasp their appeal...

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Dec 18 2018

Worth MORE than what you pay for them


The Hollywood Reporter is offering a sneak peek at next year's Free Comic Book Day offerings, and they look pretty good! There's always a lot of industry tie-ins...

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Oct 9 2018

Fingers crossed


And in other comic book adaptation news, the full trailer is out for Chilling Adventures of Sabrina, the Riverdale spin-off (kind of?) that will be released on Netflix on October 26th. It looks dreamy, all rich colors and vintage clothes, so...

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Oct 9 2018

The hairspray budget is going to be astronomical


The trailer is out for Deadly Class, the Russo brothers' TV adaptation of Rick Remender's comic book of the same name. The plot has been done before (many times), but I was excited to see...

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Oct 4 2018

Again: meh.


And in other comic adaptation news, the And in other comic adaptation news, the trailer for the second season of Runaways is out. The dinosaur might look a little less hokey, but they still seem to have blown most of their budget...

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Oct 2 2018

Quite a run


It's the end of an era: NPR informs me that after 40 years of publication, the fantasy comic ElfQuest has come to an end. I had no idea ElfQuest was still running (it was considered pretty dated and hokey, even when I was a kid), but...

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Sep 6 2018

New and expanded


THR recently offered an in-depth look at DC/Vertigo's new one-shot The Sandman Universe. This book will serve as a launch pad for four ongoing series inspired by Neil Gaiman's The Sandman...

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Jul 18 2018

Will absolutely watch


Koala's Playground recently posted a description (with some images) of an upcoming k-drama adaptation of the webcomic Ring When I Like You. The concept sounds cute, I like the prospective lead actress, and...

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Jul 3 2018

Sorry, comic book stores.


Huh. I thought these already existed, but maybe I'm confusing them with those freestanding kiosks: according to Publishers Weekly, Barnes & Noble recently announced plans to create dedicated sections for middle grade graphic novels in all of its stores...

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Jun 14 2018



Entertainment Weekly is currently doing their level best to make Aquaman look serious, and Lord knows Jason Momoa's face is doing some heavy lifting... but I'm sorry, nothing is going to make this movie seem anything other than goofy...

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May 30 2018



This seems like a waste of Jake Gyllenhaal, but whatever: he's not going to go hungry without a sweet Marvel multi-picture deal. According to LaineyGossip, Gyllenhaal has signed up to play Mysterio, the villain in the Spider-Man: Homecoming sequel...

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May 24 2018

I'd even pay FULL PRICE.


There are some big, awesome names indicating interest in making a movie adaptation of Marvel's Ms. Marvel: Mindy Khaling, Riz Ahmed, Jameela Jamil. Right now, I suspect the similarity of the Captain Marvel/Ms. Marvel names would cause confusion...

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May 15 2018

Captain Marvel, explained


LaineyGossip recently posted an article about the upcoming Captain Marvel film. This article is ostensibly about casting updates (Annette Bening is gonna be in it!), but it also offers a helpful guide to...

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May 1 2018

No no no


Is the world truly ready for stained-glass versions of Robert Crumb's comics? (I'm not, but I'm still not over watching the 1994 documentary Crumb, and I saw it 20 years ago.) Regardless, back in 2010 artist Joseph Cavalieri apparently made a handful...

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Apr 24 2018

Don't hold your breath


LaineyGossip recently published a get-a-grip post regarding the news that Steven Spielberg is going to make a superhero movie for DC. The whole post is worth reading, but here are the highlights...

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Feb 8 2018

May it be the first of many


For the first time in its 40+ year history, the British comic anthology 2000 AD will feature an all-female creative lineup for one of its upcoming summer special editions. According to THR, everyone working on the Sci-Fi Special issue is female...

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Jan 30 2018

Hopefully it makes loads of money


The first trailer is out for Ant-Man and the Wasp. It's apparently the first Marvel film to name a female character in the title, so: yay for progress! On the other hand, I...

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Jan 29 2018

Weekly Book Giveaway: Runaways, by Christopher Golden


This week's Book Giveaway is Marvel's Runaways, by Christopher Golden. It has "An Original Novel" as its official subtitle, which is a little confusing: it's based on the Marvel comic series of the same name, but it appears to operate independently from the storylines created in either the comics or the TV adaptation. A full review will follow shortly, but be warned: it will be rife with possibly confusing spoilers for fans of this story's other formats...

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Jan 9 2018

First Riverdale, now Sabrina


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


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...


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!


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.


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



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.


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.


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


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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