Mark Millar has just applied to register another trademark for the word “Starlight”, through his publishing imprint Millarworld, and when Millar registers a trademark that usually means something great is about to happen.
I’ve met the guy that wrote this issue. Because that’s not awkward at all.
In other words…
“Hi, my name is Namor, the Sub-Mariner. I appreciate my Subway submarine sandwiches with as much sea-faring salt and seasoning as possible. Alliteration is my jam. Strawberry. I am also notably manlier than you. I mean… just look at how many muscles I have. I collect them. They are my prized possession(s). My *ahem* uniform is getting a little snug these days. Does not allow enough room to breathe. This is in no way fit for a king. The king deserves bigger. Always. Bigger.”
As the anticipation is steadily building for the remake of Park Chan-wook’s cult Korean classic Oldboy, written by Mark Protosevich and directed by Spike Lee, fans can now learn more about the world through comics.
Valiant is proud to present your first look inside Shadowman #13 – the FIRST ISSUE of a shocking new direction for New Orleans’ nocturnal guardian from comics icon Peter Milligan (Hellblazer, Justice League Dark) and visionary artist Roberto De La Torre (Daredevil, Age of Apocalypse)!
I genuinely really enjoyed the Hunger Games books… which is why I thought the first Hunger Games film from 2011 was such a disappointment. The direction was shoddy, the action was sluggish – its only strength was loyalty to the novel. It was a fine adaptation, but it wasn’t a terribly good movie. Its sequel, The Hunger Games: Catching Fire isn’t just an improvement over the first film in every way that matters. It’s also a legitimately excellent blockbuster. In a year full of tempered expectations and mild disappointments, The Hunger Games: Catching Fire is very nearly exactly what it needed to be.
Kentaro Miura – writer of the acclaimed manga Beserk – has kicked off his first new series in twenty years today, a sci-fi romance set 100 million years in the future.
BOOM! Box is BOOM! Studios latest edition to their line of now four imprints – which include KaBOOM!, BOOM! Town, and Archaia. The new BOOM! Box Imprint has been taken to the mother ship and returned to give us something new and experimental. BOOM! Studios says that they they will have some of the brightest, forward thinking creators on this new team. The imprint will be distinct and all about new ideas and doing things in nontraditional ways for the industry, and that should be easy with Shannon Watters at the editor’s helm. She is the well known editor of Adventure Time, Regular Show, and Bravest Warriors for BOOM!’s KaBOOM! line.
Spider-Man films have made Sony’s coffers full over time, but what do you do when you can’t make a Spider-Man film every year? If you’re Sony, you look into the possibilities of making spin-off films for your Spider-Man franchise. As Sony has to make sure some kind of Spider-Man movie is in development, it’s also the perfect way to keep the franchise in their hands.
Lois Lane’s role in the New 52 has been a curious one ever since Geoff Johns made Superman and Wonder Woman DC Comics’ power couple.
What will it look like? Marguerite Bennett seems primed to show us when her one-shot team-up with artist Emanuela Luppachino, Superman: Lois Lane hits comic shop shelves in February.
Following up his run co-writing Avengers Assemble with Kelly Sue DeConnick, Warren Ellis is due to start up a new Moon Knight ongoing for Marvel Comics. Along with artist Declan Shalvey and colorist Jordie Bellaire, Ellis will return Moon Knight back to his roots in New York City.
Ed Brubaker and Sean Phillips have become one of the best storytelling teams in comics, and the film world is finally starting to take notice. It recently came to light that Criminal, the team’s critically-revered take on the crime genre, found a director for its film adaptation, a big step forward. Fox wants to adapt supercrime epic Incognito. Now, one of the team’s first collaborations, the brilliant supervillain/spy riff Sleeper, is moving forward with its own film adaptation. And it’s beginning to assemble a pretty killer team behind the scenes.
(This Arrow Analysis contains possibly the biggest spoilers ever for Arrow, ever. If you have not watched the episode yet or plan on it, Read no further. Mega Spoiler Warning.)
You have to appreciate when a series pulls the rug right out from under you. This Arrow Analysis is me processing this entire episode of Arrow. We’re only on episode seven and this one has taken the series in a direction I didn’t couldn’t see coming. My rule with Arrow Analysis is no spoilers in the first paragraph, so I shall refrain from them in this stage of the game. The non-spoilery bits of the episode I will reveal here, Moira Queen’s Trial is in full swing, a sickness is running rampant through the city, and Count Vertigo has returned. That’s all in any synopsis you would find across the internet, meaning I’m comfortable sharing that early in the review. How this episode of Arrow went down was filled with surprises, shocks and downright jaw dropping moments, that will make the two week wait for the next episode a brutal one. Not in the ways you’d think either. There’s good reason why The CW is promoting this hard as one of the marquee shows of the network.
Manga fans get ready because a theme park just for you is about to get built! Now you may have to travel half way around the world and wait a couple of years, but it will all be worth it.
Writer Marguerite Bennett has made quite the splash at DC Comics of late with her work in Batman Annual #2 and the controversial-look Lobo “Villains Month” one-shot.
Next on her plate after last week’s Batgirl #25 “Zero Year” tie-in are two further character-focused one-shots. Both scheduled to arrive in February are Batman: Joker’s Daughter and Superman: Lois Lane. In one, a troubled girl in search of her twisted hero. In the other, a paragon tentpole of American popular culture.
The thing that has me intrigued me the most is the depth to her approach to Joker’s Daughter as a character, discussed in recent interviews with Newsarama and Comic Book Resources.
Margaret “Maggie” Thompson is an important woman the world of comics. Thompson is not only a fan of comics, but helped edited the Comics Buyer’s Guide, a monthly comic book industry news magazine for thirty years with her husband Don. It connected comic fans, distributors, writers and artists all across the county.
So you can imagine when Thompson collects comics she knows what she is doing. As matter of fact, she is just about to show the world how you can make a real retirement program, not just through a boring 401K, but through comic collecting. And the returns might just be staggering.