Marvel to finance up to ten new films
— Marvel Entertainment has received a line of credit to produce new superhero films. The characters in the arrangement are Captain America
, The Avengers
, Nick Fury
, Black Panther
, Dr. Strange
, Power Pack
, and Shang-Chi
. "These movies are tentpoles for either summer or the holidays," said Marvel chairman and CEO, Avi Arad
. Right. Because who wouldn't want to see a film about Hawkeye? Or Ant-Man? I can't wait! (Related: how to make a superhero movie that doesn't suck
. My first thought? Have a superhero that doesn't suck.)
posted by jdroth
on Sep 7, 2005 -
The first issue
of the comic book adaptation of Neil Gaiman's Neverwhere
was released yesterday. Mr. Gaiman is credited as a "consultant." So far, the story is fairly intact, but it's the visual element that deviates from the novel--characters look nothing like they were described, and don't even resemble the old BBC miniseries
. And for someone accustomed to the phenomenal artwork seen in most of Gaiman's previous graphic novels (which included several adaptations of his short stories), Neverwhere
seems downright bland. If a feature film follows in the same vein as this adaptation, will Gaiman pull an Alan Moore and refuse all royalties
? (Go easy on me; it's my first post.)
posted by Saellys
on Jun 23, 2005 -
Misty Welcome to the mysterious world of
MISTY,where the unusual is usual,
where the unexpected is expected,
where every thrill's a chill. Enjoy your
journey through these pages... and
the strange lands and people
posted by srboisvert
on Mar 23, 2005 -
BFXProject2 Living and working in the dirty underbelly of the mega city Metropia, Beth and her party of urban couriers live out their days under the thumb of their clients. Their routine lives take a turn for the worst after a life-altering incident involving local metaphine traffickers, guns and killing, occurs.
Events continue to spiral out of control as Beth and her party desperately fight back to stay alive while, at the same time, finding themselves sinking deeper and deeper into the murky depths or metropia's shadows.
Will they ever see light again?
posted by srboisvert
on Feb 7, 2005 -
is the story of a nervous and confused little homunculus. It's an unsettling webcomic with moody artwork and fantastic pacing that creeps along slowly, like a severed hand across the floor.
posted by picea
on Jan 3, 2005 -
is a titter-inducing webcomic that delivers a story of spies, tikis and rock n' roll. Retro done right. The story starts here
posted by picea
on Nov 23, 2004 -
is probably one of the most dementedly funny comic books. It features zombie fetuses, census worker hitmen, and the tooth fairy moonlighting as death. Luckily the internets feature Samples!
posted by drezdn
on Oct 11, 2004 -
When I was in college in the early 90s (B.W. -- before web), I used to subscribe to the daily newspaper just to get my comics fix every morning (back when Bill Waterson, Gary Larson, and Berkeley Breathed were king). Then the web came along and I had to suffer through the only (unfunny) cartoonist
to embrace the web. But not anymore. With stuff like Comics-via-RSS
I can fire up an app and start laughing every morning. I doubt I ever buy a newspaper again for the funny pages, and on top of that, these even let me avoid the lame ones
I don't care about.
posted by mathowie
on Dec 4, 2003 -
Johnny Hart at it again?
"B.C." creator Johnny Hart is getting some negative publicity (again) for a comic that some say is anti-Islam. See the comic here
. An outspoken Christian, Hart has had brushes with religious controversy in the past. Are people reading too much into this, or does it look like bigotry to you? (via Atrios
posted by Gilbert
on Nov 21, 2003 -
Max und Moritz
• The online edition of Wilhelm Busch's classic children's story boasts the original illustrations from 1865. This tale of two mischievous boys and their brutal deaths is considered a precursor to the modern comic strip. (More 19th-Century German stories here
posted by Ljubljana
on Aug 6, 2003 -
Truth, Justice, and the Soviet Way
What if baby Kal-El's spaceship had crashed on Earth 12 hours earlier, in the Ukraine instead of middle America? The new 3-issue comic book series Superman: Red Son
envisions the Man of Steel as a good-hearted citizen of the USSR, helping to spread communism across the world. Wonder Woman is his girlfriend; Batman is an anti-Soviet terrorist; Lex Luthor becomes U.S. president. This alternate-universe jaunt is not just for fun: writer Mark Millar says
it's a timely exploration of what happens when one all-powerful country anoints itself leader of the world.
posted by Artifice_Eternity
on Jun 9, 2003 -
If you think about it, the book is a pretty wierd (but efficient) way of storing information. Instead of being laid out in a continuous linear fashion, information is broken into roughly equal sized chunks. Then 50-70 of these chunks are printed onto these moveable flaps which all pile on top of one another. Xeric
grant winner Jason Shiga
makes amazing, hilarious comics. You can get them in print or read many of them online.
posted by sonofsamiam
on Apr 26, 2003 -
is the homepage of cartoonist Carol Lay, creator of the strip Story Minute. In addition to being one of the few places one can view the strip
without going through Salon's obnoxious free pass system. The site has the best autobiography
I've seen for an artist site and images of earlier bizarre parodies
of Salvador Dali and the Shroud of Turin.
posted by KirkJobSluder
on Apr 24, 2003 -
It's a bird, it's a plane, It's....Major Power!
Celina Utilities has come up with a comic book superhero whose job it is to keep the power flowing. His arch enemy? Squirrels. Those little tree rats are jumping on his power lines and making life generally difficult for the rest of us. And he's not happy.
There are some little comic strips on this page, and a link to the artist, Dan Davis
, who has a decent resume himself. Via the Wall Street Journal
posted by djspicerack
on Feb 4, 2003 -