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Okay. More catching up with Awesome news from Blogarama.
Another Blue Beetle interview
I followed up my interview with the writer of Blue Beetle’s all-Spanish issue by breaking the news about the series’ new, regular writer: Jack of Fables‘ Matt Sturges. Hopefully you can’t tell it from the interviews, but I’ve never read an issue of Blue Beetle before now. These conversations have made me want to change that though, so I’ll be picking up the Spanish issue this week as well as checking out Matt’s run. And I just bought the collection of the first six issues in the series.
There’s a new poster for the Incredible Hulk movie
And again, it’s got a great Bill Bixby vibe that’s making me hungry to see it.
I don’t read Platinum Comics because the vibe I get is that they’re all movie pitches first and comics second. I’d rather read comics by people who just really want to make comics.
That’s not to say that there aren’t some nifty movie ideas in their concepts though, so I’m actually curious to see more about the Atlantis Rising movie. I loves me some Atlantis stories.
Black Panther: The Animated Series
I got tired of the Black Panther comic once it got caught up in Civil War and became a second Fantastic Four title, but if the cartoon is anything like the early issues, I’ll be all over it.
Three Days in Europe movie
Back when I was actively trying to expand my tastes with some genres I don’t typically read, I thought I’d give Three Days in Europe a try thinking it was a Romance comic. It was, but it was also a crime/spy/adventure comic and it was really good. So I’m happy that it’s getting made into a movie starring Hugh Jackman and Jennifer Garner.
New Crystal Skull pics
Can be found here. None of them really grabbed me, but there they are.
Another Spirit poster
I like this one. It looks more like a Will Eisner splash page and less like Sin City 2. I’d prefer it not be in black-and-white though.
New X-Files comics
I never used to read X-Files comics when the show was still on even though one of my favorite writers, John Rozum, was writing them. Comics based on currently-being-produced TV shows are always creatively tied by the need to not contradict the show they’re based on. That might not be as big a problem now that X-Files is an infrequent movie series though, so I’m likely to give this a shot.
Women of DC poster by Adam Hughes
This was a giveaway at the New York Comic Con. Man, I love Adam Hughes.
From left to right: Catwoman, Oracle, Zatanna, Black Canary, Power Girl, Wonder Woman, Supergirl, Batwoman, Vixen, Poison Ivy, and Harley Quinn.
Supergirl for kids
Fans have been clamoring for a more kid-friendly (or, more specifically, young-girl-friendly) Supergirl comic for a while now. Looks like they’re finally getting it.
Coming soon to a superhero universe near you. I sort of wish they were all gorillas, but how can you not make the webslinger a spider monkey? Well done, Marvel.
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Yeah, I know I keep using some of the same artists over and over again. That’s because I loooove them; I want to maaaarry them. (Via.)
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Can you tell that Labor Day threw me off a day?
First things first: the illustration that accompanies this post is by the fabtabulous Katie Cook. If you didn’t know Katie’s stuff before now, you’re welcome.
This cool Wonder Woman jumper has been making the Internet rounds, but I first saw it thanks to Ragnell.
Scipio has some interesting thoughts on Wonder Woman, particularly about how important her sense of humor is. I hadn’t thought of that aspect in particular when I went on and on about her, but I agree that it’s an important quality. If her self-confidence is Wonder Woman’s defining quality, that should naturally manifest itself in an ability to joke. Overly serious people are compensating for something and I don’t think Wonder Woman has anything to compensate for. Not that she should be Spider-Man; chronic jokesters are compensating too. But there should be a balance and Wonder Woman certainly ought not to be dour.
In the same link, Scipio also criticizes Amazons Attack for getting completely wrong the message that the Amazons are supposed to be conveying to the rest of the world. And I agree with him.
“In the Golden Age, the Amazons (and their emissary to Man’s World) brought Americans promise of peace and the hope of a better way of doing things. In the Modern Age, they bring Americans Amazons Attack and good guys fighting good
guys, like in a Marvel comic. They are no longer positive examples, but negative ones. They are dupes, who allow themselves to be misled by an addled and irrational leader under the sway of evil influences into a war on foreign soil, for no apparent gain and with little apparent provocation. Amazons, go home; Americans can provide that example themselves, thank you very much.”
He also rightly decides to regard Amazons Attack as a fatally flawed concept, but to lend it no more power than that. Instead he looks forward to DC’s hopefully correcting all this with Gail Simone’s upcoming run on Wonder Woman. I wish more people could do that instead of ranting about the “damage” it’s done to Wonder Woman as if this was the last story that was ever going to be told.
DC is apparently aware of the problem, so I’m just looking forward to what’s coming next.
Thanks to reprints and archive collections, I’ve got pretty much every Black Canary appearance up to the point where she joined the JLA. While I wait for the Justice League Archives to catch up to me, M.O.B.L.O.G. is doing a fine job of summarizing what happened in those issues (starting here).
Smallville’s Supergirl has her costume all picked out. And contrary to some opinions, it doesn’t make her look “exactly like one of Michael Turner’s characters.”
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I’ve been keeping half-an-eye on the development of the JLA movie, but I just realized yesterday that this is the closest we’re going to get to a Wonder Woman movie for a while, so maybe I’d better pay more attention. Kevin Melrose has the latest skinny, linking to the same Christian Bale interview I did about how Bale and Routh aren’t likely to be in the thing, and also linking to IESB.net who debunks the rumor that the whole thing will be CGI motion-capture.
According to IESB, “it will not be an all out ‘motion capture production.’ Heavy motion capture will be used for the OMACs, the underwater sequences and such. So, all in all, this will be a traditionally made film with some motion capture characters, pretty much like every big fantasy movie these days.” (IESB also claims that Tom Welling has been approached to play Superman, but Superman Homepage contradicts that with a statement from Smallville producer Alfred Gough who says, “Hasn’t happened, won’t happen, [Welling] is under contract to Smallville through season 8.”)
Speaking of Super-folks, the Fortress of Fortitude has a great essay about the history of Supergirl and includes some excellent suggestions on how DC might help young girls reclaim the superheroine from creepy, old guys.
“DC can keep Kara in the Teen Titans or Legion of Super-Heroes, but they should cancel the solo title and reintroduce it as part of the revitalized Johnny DC line. Bring back Streaky, Comet and teen-age romance. Give Supergirl back to the little girls, and once again make her a character that represents everything a young one can aspire to. Not every character has to be complex, brooding and kewl.”
Edited to add: Even though I like the Fortress Keeper’s thoughts about what kind of Supergirl stories DC should be telling, I really don’t see why they couldn’t do those while still continuing to publish the current version as well. Just because Marvel Adventures: Avengers exists doesn’t mean that New Avengers shouldn’t. If there’s a market for both, why not publish both?
Filed Under doctor who, dracula, fantasy, green hornet, harry potter, scifi, supergirl, westerns
Clint Eastwood’s “Man with No Name” character is getting his own comic book series. I’ve been itching for a good Western comic, so I’ll be giving it a look.
The absolutely least interesting part of the Dracula story for me is his origin, so a Dracula Year Zero movie sounds like a really awful idea to me. Until you tell me that Alex Proyas (The Crow, Dark City) is directing it.
I’m not really confident about sticking this under “Horror,” but since the very funny Doug Jones plays Abe Sapien in the Hellboy movies, I’ll tell you here about his blog.
Kerwin Mathews, the guy who played Sinbad in The 7th Voyage of, died July 5th. He was 81.
Movie studios are looking for the next Harry Potter success. So of course they’re snatching up the rights to any book series that remotely features wizards and spells. I guess as long as you’re looking to rip off the Potter movies, you might as well go to the Potter rip-off books, but I’m thinking that this is going to get old real fast.
I’m a nerd for historical movies and I’ve wanted to see one for a while that covers the period between cave men and the first civilizations. Prayer answered. And it looks good too.
Make your own Dalek cupcakes. (Thanks for the link, Kelly Sue!)
10 Reasons Why John McClane is More Badass than Optimus Prime.
Smallville watchers, meet your Supergirl.
Writing is Apparently Not That Hard
At least, Joe Mathlete makes it look easy with this excerpt from a fictional book (as in, it doesn’t actually exist) that I would totally buy. I want to give you a best line, but the whole damn thing’s awesome, so I’ll just feed you the first in order to entice you to reading the whole thing: “Jameson P. Greeley sipped his glass of milk through a straw, savoring each drop like a kitten would vodka, if the kitten were an alcoholic and/or Russian.”
Stuff Nobody Cares About But Me
I thought Meredith’s half-sister Lizzie was completely charming in her Grey’s Anatomy appearances. Apparently I was in the minority because focus groups didn’t like her. Fortunately, the show’s producers told the focus groups what to do with themselves and made her a regular character. Just one of the many reasons I love the creators of that show.
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While searching for a location to hide some fake treasure for a promotional contest, divers found the real thing.
Brad Bird’s thinking about an Incredibles sequel.
More thoughts on how to do a Lois Lane comic.
Writing is Hard
What Type of Writer Should You Be?
You Should Be a Film Writer: You don’t just create compelling stories, you see them as clearly as a movie in your mind. You have a knack for details and dialogue. You can really make a character come to life. Chances are, you enjoy creating all types of stories. The joy is in the storytelling. And nothing would please you more than millions of people seeing your story on the big screen!
Stuff Nobody Cares About But Me
I am mighty.
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- Even though I enjoyed most of this season of Smallville, I was never what you’d call “excited” to watch it. I think I’ve lost interest and am watching it out of a) habit, and b) curiosity to see if they’re even going to try to make it flow into a reasonable representation of the familiar Superman mythos. In other words: I just want it to be over. Adding Supergirl to the cast next season does nothing to change that.
- Crap. I knew it wasn’t going to happen, but I held out hope that somehow Sam Elliott would be invited back to reprise the role of General Thunderbolt Ross in the new Hulk movie. No such luck. Instead, we get… William Hurt? This is the first change from the Ang Lee film that I’m disappointed about. I mean, not just losing Elliott, but William Hurt? He’s going to have to really stretch himself from the sleepy performances I usually see him give.
- Okay, this is hilarious. Kyle Baker’s posted a couple of pages from the last issue of his maniacally fun Plastic Man series for DC. The humor is an obvious parody of the dark, “mature” comics that DC and Marvel have become so fond of, but apparently not everyone got the joke. Just goes to show how uptight some comics fans have become. Still… funny!
- I don’t know anything about the I Know Joe Kimpel blog. Is it written by Joe Kimpel? Or just someone who knows him? I’ve no idea! I don’t even know who Joe Kimpel is. All I know is that someone paints nice pictures of Mary Marvel and Supergirl. I wish he (she?) kept the Black Canary one going though instead of turning her into Batgirl.
- Marvel is developing a Captain America movie that’ll be half modern tale and half period piece.
- They’re also still trying to work out an Avengers film.
- And speaking of Captain America, Bully’s post about about Cap’s playing a very frightening game of Peek-a-Boo has to win like “Post of the Year” or something.
Writing is Hard
- Stephen King’s dusted off an old, previously unpublished novel from his Richard Bachman days. It’s called Blaze. What’s interesting to me is his “Full Disclosure” forward (scroll to the bottom of the Amazon link to read it) that gives insight into what he calls “trunk novels,” which is early work that you were never able to find a publisher for. I hear that most first novels are unpublishable except, as in this instance, when you’ve made a name for yourself and have a following of fans who want to read everything you’ve ever written. That’s not negative commentary about King, whom I love, I just think it’s cool that even he had a trunk full of unpublishable novels. It’s also interesting to hear about how his opinion of that material changed a couple of times.
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This still won’t catch me up on the backlog, but I’ll keep picking away at it.
- In the comments for my At World’s End review, someone mentioned that SPOILER! “because Elizabeth faithfully waited for Will, the curse was eventually broken after 10 years.” To which I replied that I’d heard the same thing somewhere. Here’s where. I really hope there’s an extended version DVD in the works.
- Sam Hiti has announced that as soon as he finishes his current graphic novel Death Day (which from what I’ve seen is going to be unbelievably awesome by the way), next on his plate will be Tiempos Finales Volume 2. His plan for the future is to work on two projects a year, one of which will be a Tiempos Finales volume.
- There’s a Teen Titans movie in the works. No news on what characters will be in it (though Nightwing is rumored), but Mark Verheiden (Smallville, Battlestar Galactica) is writing and the tone is supposed to be similar to Batman Begins and Superman Returns.
- I haven’t been reading Supergirl, but I’ve mentioned the general fan dissatisfaction around it a couple of times. Looks like DC is serious about remedying that and revamping the character into a believable teenaged heroine. Looks like I will be reading Supergirl before too long.
- Speaking of superheroines, and in light of my recent examination of Wonder Woman, Lillian S. Robinson’s Wonder Women is definitely going on my Wish List.
- I totally agree with Kalinara: there ought to be a Lois Lane comic focusing on her investigative reporting. It could be a great adventure/mystery comic.
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