The Awesome List: Guardians of the Galaxy, Mr. T, Where the Wild Things Are, the Man with No Name, trailer for Shyamalan’s new film, and more
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.