Writer Neil Gaiman garnered huge success in the world of Doctor Who when he gave a personality and voice to the TARDIS in the award-winning episode “The Doctor’s Wife”. Now, he’s breathing new life into another of the series’ most famous characters, the Cybermen, in “Nightmare in Silver”, the twelfth and final episode before the season finale.
The news has already been flying around the comic world that Angela, the long-time adversary/love interest of Spawn, would be reincarnated in the Marvel Universe. Her creator, the legendary Neil Gaiman, was awarded ownership of the character after a lengthy legal dispute with co-creator and artist Todd McFarlane. Now, fans have only one question on their minds; how will Angela fit into the well-established Marvel Universe as she makes her debut in Age of Ultron #9?
Angela’s appearance in the Marvel Universe is imminent - with Age of Ultron #10 - now it’s time to dive into just how she is going to fit into the Marvel Universe in the first place? That’s where Brian Michael Bendis says not to worry, she’ll fit in perfectly. It’s been pointed out that Angela hasn’t been in that many comics, which means there’s a lot of wiggle room as to what to do with her.
Doctor Who fans have been excited for over a year, ever since it was announced that Neil Gaiman (American Gods, The Sandman) would be returning to pen a second episode for the series. Initially titled “The Last Cyberman,” it was later changed to “Nightmare in Silver,” but little else was known about the contents of the episode. The BBC finally released a synopsis for the upcoming episode, and it sounds like Who fans should start getting excited.
If ever there was a moment that anyone could be genuinely surprised in comics, this is one of those moments. The New York Times reports that Neil Gaiman is returning to Marvel Comics within the “Age of Ultron”, and bringing Angela with him. Yes, The Angela that Gaiman created initially for Spawn is now coming to the Marvel Universe.
A few weeks ago, I reported on how fans could help Neil Gaiman write A Calendar of Tales. The author has since picked twelve of the responses and used them as the prompts for twelve stories for A Calendar of Tales.
Yesterday on Twitter, I noticed that followers of Neil Gaiman were tweeting brief stories to him, all beginning with the month of August in the tweet. Curious, I went to Gaiman’s page to find out more. It turns out that Gaiman is teaming up with Blackberry to create a series of multi-media short stories, one for each month of the year, that will be written over the next few weeks.
Go Team: Jackson Publick has posted some fresh stills from the upcoming fifth season of The Venture Bros on his LJ, as well as an update of how long we have to wait for our Hank/Dean fix.
Cue fandom outcry: much-loved writer and novelist Neil Gaiman has announced his final book-signing tour for 2013. The signing tour will be for his new novel, Ocean at the End of the Lane. This tour will be the first since Anansi Boys in 2005. Even with the years between tours, Gaiman has maintained thousands of loyal fans. During a signing in Georgia in 2009, he signed for over 1000 people, which took over seven hours. And this wasn’t even part of an official signing tour. Gaimain’s success is a double-edged sword.
P. Craig Russell, who has adapted many of Neil Gaiman’s novels and short stories into comics over the decades, has once again taken on another of Gaiman’s works. With the collaborative efforts of other artists, they’ll each illustrate individual chapters of Gaiman’s 2008 children fantasy novel, The Graveyard Book, into two volumes.
Neil Gaiman returns to Sandman in 2013!
In a announcement no one expected, the Vertigo Panel took the entire audience at San Diego Comic Con by complete surprise. Neil Gaiman returns to Sandman in 2013. That’s right, 25 years after the first issue of his legendary run was published, he returns once more. Bringing along J.H Williams III’s art to tell this new tale.