Archive for the ‘where the wild things are’ Category
Filed Under flash gordon, perils on planet x, where the wild things are
Gonna kinda ease back into this after a couple of days off. Hope everyone’s holidays have been swell so far!
Al Williamson’s Flash Gordon
Over at the Perils on Planet X production blog, Christopher Mills has the skinny on a new, complete collection of Al Williamson’s Flash Gordon work. Gettin’ it.
Perils on Planet X
Mills also has the Eduardo Barreto variant cover for the first issue of his own, highly anticipated (by me, especially) space pulp, Perils on Planet X.
Where the Wild Things Are
/Film links to a long AICN interview with Where the Wild Things Are director Spike Jonze. I love (and this is totally not sarcasm here) how Jonze has to sort of feel his way around in order to describe what he was going for with the film. It’s very heartfelt and real, like he – you know – actually has a creative vision and passion for the movie.
Filed Under bond, dreamland chronicles, frankenstein, giant monsters, mystery, star trek, where the wild things are, witches
Bookgasm continues to turn me on to the good stuff. This time it’s a mystery with “secret symbols, medieval witchcraft, and modern murder.” And it’s set in Iceland.
“Fraulein Stein’s Monster”
Knowing how much I dig Frankenstein’s Monster, my buddy Joe sent me a link to a Christian manga series that sort of features the character. He writes, “From issue 7 on, the second half of each issue is a movie the kids are making, done in different styles – disaster film, biblical epic, Star Trek, and the Frankenstein one.” Gonna check it out.
As much as Bond gets around, it makes sense that he has some kids running around. The Double 0 Section blog has a rundown on them, focusing particularly on his daughter, Jill, from the Italian film Naked You Die. Oh, I’m so adding that to my Netflix queue.
How to stop a giant monster
When you don’t have a giant robot. (Via.)
A boy and his Wild Thing
Wanna see a clip from the Where the Wild Things Are movie? Okay.
On a related note, it sucks that I have to type out the whole name of the movie because when I abbreviate it Wild Things, it causes confusion.
Two great tastes…
Scott Sava’s Blue Dream Studios — producer of the very fine Dreamland Chronicles — is now an imprint of IDW.
Not Awesome: Gary Gygax RIP
The best tribute to Dungeons & Dragons creator Gary Gygax I’ve seen. Gygax died this morning.
Filed Under cyblade, guardians of the galaxy, hulk, josh fialkov, joshua ortega, man with no name, mr. t, necromancer, rocket raccoon, shyamalan, westerns, where the wild things are, yondu
Guardians of the Galaxy
I’ve never been fond of Marvel’s science fiction comics until this whole Annihilation thing. Their scifi stuff has always been too “cosmic” and mystical. Too caught up in exploring the Mysteries of the Universe. Annihilation though is all space opera and robot wars and infiltrating impenetrable fortresses and secret labs hidden in suns. It’s awesome.
So, I’m glad that it’s going to continue in an ongoing series. And that it’s going to include the “new,” steampunk Star-Lord and Rocket Raccoon. I’d forgotten that the original Guardians of the Galaxy took place in an alternate future, so that doesn’t bode well for Yondu’s making an appearance in this version, but according to this interview, “during the first arc, we get two extra (and big surprise) additions to the mainstay.” And — just to tease me — they mention Yondu as a possibility. Of course, they also mention Mr. Rogers and Alf. Can’t wait to see who it really is.
What could be better than a new Mr. T comic?
One lettered in Comics Sans, that’s what!
Oscar night is almost here
Amaze your pool by having actually seen the nominees for Best Animated Short.
You win some; you lose some
I’m disappointed that Josh Ortega’s Necromancer isn’t one of the new series to come out of Top Cow’s “Pilot Season” event. But I’m very glad that Josh Fialkov’s Cyblade is. Josh turned a comic about a Psylocke rip-off into a very cool spy story.
Where the Wild Things Are
Catwoman writer Will Pfeifer’s day job is the movie critic for The Rockford Register Star. He’s got some concerns about the live-action version of Maurice Sendak’s classic Where the Wild Things Are. That picture there makes me feel really good about the movie, so hopefully the rumors causing Pfeifer to worry are untrue.
Man with No Name comics
Dynamite’s series based on the classic Clint Eastwood character picks up where The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly left off.
I like reading The Comics Reporter for its thoughtful insights into the comics industry
But sometimes, Tom Spurgeon just makes me laugh.
M. Night Shyamalan’s The Happening
I’ve enjoyed all of Shyamalan’s stuff more than the average person, but there’s a part of me that’s still wanting to recapture the experiences of The Sixth Sense and Unbreakable. I’d love for this to be it.
Filed Under RASL, fantasy, fantasy crime squad, firefly, scifi, shyamalan, where the wild things are
Dark Horse has released information about their new Serenity mini-series co-written by Joss Whedon:
“Joss Whedon returns to the world of his blockbuster film Serenity with the three-issue comics series Better Days. Better Days revisits everyone’s favorite space cowboys in this thrilling, action-packed adventure, with Mal and his crew on a heist that promises a big payoff — what’s surprising is that this heist just might make good on that promise. Whedon reunites with Brett Matthews and Will Conrad, his collaborators on the best-selling 2005 series Those Left Behind. Adam Hughes joins the team for covers.”
The series takes place before the movie and will be on sale in comics stores on Mar 12.
(Also at that link, check out the Frankenstein’s Monster bust. Not half bad.)
Jeff Smith (Bone) has a 6-page preview of his new crime/adventure series RASL. I love Sims’ take on the series: “Of course, given that I can’t read the title without thinking of the word ‘wrestle,’ there probably won’t be quite as many steel chairs and/or ladder matches as I’d like. Still pretty exciting, though.”
Fantasy Crime Squad
Oh, wow. You gotta check out this image from Paul Jenkins and Humberto Ramos’ Fantasy Crime Squad. Ramos describes it as “soon to be in pre-production,” so I wouldn’t hold my breath waiting for it, but when it does eventually come out, it looks gooooooood.
Where the Wild Things Are, etc.
Heidi’s got stills from a bunch of upcoming WB movies, including the first I’ve seen from Where the Wild Things Are. There are also some from Speed Racer and The Dark Knight that have been making the Internet rounds.
M. Night Shyamalan’s The Happening
I know it’s in vogue not to like Shyamalan anymore, but I’m still a believer. I don’t really like the title of The Happening, and the poster is pretentious, but I’ll look forward to seeing the movie.