At least four actors have reportedly tested for the role of Drax the Destroyer in Guardians Of The Galaxy: Isiah Mustafa, Dave Bautista, Brian Patrick, and Jason Momoa. Latino Review claims Jason Momoa’s screen test “went so good [sic] that Marvel offered him the part and his reps have now countered, so the negotiations are ongoing.”
A writer for The Hollywood Reporter tweeted a contradictory statement that Jason Momoa had tested for the part but hadn’t been offered the role yet. Then the Latino Review writer countered that Marvel had offered the role, but Momoa’s negotiating for more money. Then they both wrote catty things about each other in their burn books, we imagine. GRRR, BLOGGING.
Appearing first in the pages of Iron Man, Drax was once once a human whose family was killed by Thanos. (The big guy introduced at the end of The Avengers.) His body destroyed, the human’s spirit was re-housed in a different body and rechristened Drax. The explicit reason for his resurrection: destroy Thanos. [/film]
You may know Jason Momoa from the Conan reboot or Bullet to the Head, but we’ll always remember him as Khal Drogo on Game of Thrones. If he does get the job opposite Parks and Rec‘s Chris Pratt, this will finally bump up the pageviews on our Parks and Recreation / Game of Thrones crossover fanfic. We were just ahead of the curve on that one.
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You’re a multi-million dollar Hollywood franchise and your best kept secrets are supposed to remain exactly that -be secret. So why is someone once again spoiling key scenes to a Marvel movie like Iron Man 3, just like they did with The Amazing Spider-Man?
Pictures of two LEGO playsets for the Shane Black directed film have hit the ‘net and yes, they seem to be spoiling some key scenes from the movie.
Brick-based spoilerage stars up after the jump.
Called the “Malibu Mansion Attack” play set, the attack on Stark’s home by the Mandarin and an unknown character (what the hell is a Extremis Solider?) features Pepper Potts wearing something that looks rather familiar, confirming rumors that actress Gwyneth Paltrow would finally wear armor of her very own (thanks guys, really, I didn’t want that to be a surprise or anything.)
Next, the “Extremis Sea Port Battle” shows off a fight between Tony and James Rhodes as War Machine fighting a Extremis infected Aldrich Killian.
The “Iron Man vs. The Mandarin Ultimate Showdown” is pretty self-explanatory. We just have no idea what a flame thrower has to do with fighting Iron Man, he’s in a protected suit that’s temperature controlled.
Thanks for sharing Bleeding Cool.
This week’s banner image courtesy ‘Harbinger’ #0
And what delights await us on the stands this week?
- DC relaunches Green Arrow with Jeff Lemire and Andrea Sorrentino, and also has a one-off called Young Romance. There’s also more Animal Man, Swamp Thing, Earth 2, Dial H, and Insurgent.
- Marvel launches Fearless Defenders, an all-female team book, wraps up Hit-Girl, and has more Avengers, New Avengers, Superior Spider-Man, Thunderbolts, and All-New X-Men.
- Image launches a horror anthology miniseries, Dia De Las Muertas, anchored by artist Riley Rossmo, Son Of Merlin, and Snapshot, while finishing the latest Perhapanauts mini, ’68: Scars, and the latest Multiple Warheads mini. There’s also more Great Pacific, and we’ll be running an interview with writer Joe Harris tomorrow.
- Dark Horse has more Colder and Hellboy In Hell.
- IDW wraps up its surprisingly good Crow mini, Skinning The Wolves, and has more My Little Pony: Friendship Is Magic.
- Boom! launches Fairy Quest and has more Hypernaturals
And now for a few reviews!
Green Arrow #17
This book was not one of the better ones of the New 52 relaunch, something Jeff Lemire has addressed by pretty much rebooting the entire book. Ollie is broke, his trick arrows are all gone, and, needless to say, people are trying to kill him. Lemire ends the book with, well, you’ll have to see for yourself, but suffice to say, I’ll be giving this book another issue.
Meanwhile Andrea Sorrentino’s interiors compliment the story quite well. Sorrentino serves as his own colorist, as well, and the results are uniquely his, a mix of photorealism and abstraction.
Young Romance One-Shot
A collection of short stories around the DCU, set around the theme of, obviously, romance. They range from the amusing to the corny, with the Batgirl story by Ray Fawkes about a vigilante and a snitch with a crush on her being particularly engaging, although it’s hard not to laugh at Nightwing getting dumped. Again.
They’re not all cheese, though: Apollo and Midnighter struggle through a break-up in a story by Peter Milligan and surprisingly restrained art by Simon Bisley, and Andy Diggle writes a story of Superman and Wonder Woman dealing with the fact that they are, essentially, gods in love with all the baggage that comes with it. If you like the ongoings featured in this special, it’ll be worth picking up.
I’ve been off and on about Harbinger but this issue is absolutely worth picking up as a standalone story. It gets into the life story of overall antagonist Harada, and it gives him an enormous amount of dimension. Joshua Dysart makes it clear that Harada really does think he’s the good guy, and the tragic thing is, he’s got reason to believe that. Mico Suayan & Pere Perez do a good job balancing the art and catering to the story, but even if you’re not reading Harbinger, this will be worth picking up as a one-off book.
And now, the list…
Animal Man #17, $2.99
Batgirl Volume 1 The Darkest Reflection TP, $14.99
Batgirl Volume 2 Knightfall Descends HC, $24.99
Batwing #17, $2.99
DC Comics The New 52 Green Arrow Action Figure, $22.95
Detective Comics #17 (Jason Fabok Combo Pack Cover), $4.99
Detective Comics #17 (Jason Fabok Black & White Variant Cover), AR
Detective Comics #17 (Jason Fabok Regular Cover), $3.99
Dial H #9, $2.99
Django Unchained #1 (Of 6)(Jim Lee 2nd Printing Variant Cover), $3.99
Earth 2 #9 (Nicola Scott & Trevor Scott Black & White Variant Cover), AR
Earth 2 #9 (Nicola Scott & Trevor Scott Regular Cover), $2.99
Fairest #12, $2.99
Green Arrow #17 (Andrea Sorrentino Black & White Variant Cover), AR
Green Arrow #17 (Andrea Sorrentino Regular Cover), $2.99
Green Arrow #17 (We Can Be Heroes Blank Variant Cover), $2.99
Human Bomb #3 (Of 4), $2.99
Insurgent #2 (Of 6), $2.99
Legends Of The Dark Knight #5, $3.99
Legends Of The Dark Knight Alan Davis HC (Corrected Copies)(Per DC Comics), $39.99
Looney Tunes #211, $2.99
New Deadwardians TP, $14.99
Phantom Stranger #5, $2.99
Scooby-Doo Where Are You #30, $2.99
Smallville Season 11 #10, $3.99
Stormwatch #17, $2.99
Superman For Tomorrow TP, $24.99
Superman The Man Of Steel Volume 7 TP, $19.99
Swamp Thing #17, $2.99
Wonder Woman Odyssey Volume 2 TP, $16.99
Worlds’ Finest #9, $2.99
Young Romance A New 52 Valentine’s Day Special #1, $7.99
Age Of Ultron Postcard (Promotional Item)(per Marvel Comics), AR
All-New X-Men #5 (Stuart Immonen 2nd Printing Variant Cover), $3.99
All-New X-Men #7 (Stuart Immonen Regular Cover), $3.99
All-New X-Men #7 (Chris Bachalo X-Men 50th Anniversary Variant Cover), AR
Amazing Spider-Man #700 (Humberto Ramos 2nd Printing Variant Cover), $7.99
Avengers #5 (Carlos Pacheco Variant Cover), AR
Avengers #5 (Dustin Weaver Regular Cover), $3.99
Avengers #5 (Paolo Rivera Variant Cover), AR
Avengers Assemble Annual #1, $4.99
Avengers The Once And Future Kang TP, $29.99
Captain America #2 (John Romita Jr 2nd Printing Variant Cover), $3.99
Captain America The Death Of Captain America The Complete Collection TP, $39.99
Daredevil End Of Days #5 (Of 8)(Alex Maleev Regular Cover), $3.99
Daredevil End Of Days #5 (Of 8)(David Mack Variant Cover), AR
Deadpool MAX Second Cut TP, $19.99
Disney Princess Magazine #11 (Disney Publishing Worldwide), $4.99
Fearless Defenders #1 (Blank Variant Cover), AR
Fearless Defenders #1 (Mark Brooks Regular Cover), $2.99
Fearless Defenders #1 (Mike Deodato Variant Cover), AR
Fearless Defenders #1 (Milo Manara Variant Cover), AR
Fearless Defenders #1 (Skottie Young Variant Cover), AR
First X-Men HC (Premiere Edition), $24.99
Hawkeye #1 (David Aja 4th Printing Variant Cover), $2.99
Hawkeye #2 (David Aja 4th Printing Variant Cover), $2.99
Hawkeye #6 (David Aja 2nd Printing Variant Cover), $2.99
Hit-Girl #5 (Of 5)(Bill Sienkiewicz Variant Cover), AR
Hit-Girl #5 (Of 5)(John Romita Jr. & Tom Palmer Sketch Variant Cover), AR
Hit-Girl #5 (Of 5)(John Romita Jr. Regular Cover), $4.99
Indestructible Hulk #2 (Leinil Francis Yu 2nd Printing Variant Cover), $3.99
Iron Man #6 (Greg Land Regular Cover), $3.99
Iron Man #6 (Steve McNiven Design Variant Cover), AR
Marvel Now Previews #3 (Promotional Item), AR
Marvel’s Iron Man 3 Prelude #2 (Of 2), $2.99
Monsters Inc The Humanween Party #1 (Of 1), $2.99
Morbius The Living Vampire #1 (Gabrielle Dell’Otto 2nd Printing Variant Cover), $2.99
New Avengers #3 (Dale Keown Variant Cover), AR
New Avengers #3 (Jock Regular Cover), $3.99
Red She-Hulk #62 (Jana Schirmer Regular Cover), $2.99
Red She-Hulk #62 (Steve Lightle Artist Variant Cover), AR
Road To Oz #5 (Of 6), $3.99
Scarlet #6 (Alex Maleev Regular Cover), $3.95
Scarlet #6 (David Mack Variant Cover), AR
Secret Avengers #37 (Arthur Adams Regular Cover), $3.99
Secret Avengers #37 (Mike Perkins Final Issue Variant Cover), AR
Superior Spider-Man #1 (Ryan Stegman 2nd Printing Variant Cover), $3.99
Superior Spider-Man #3 (Ryan Stegman Regular Cover), $3.99
Superior Spider-Man #3 (Simone Bianchi Variant Cover), AR
Thunderbolts #4 (Billy Tan Variant Cover), AR
Thunderbolts #4 (Julian Totino Tedesco Regular Cover), $2.99
Ultimate Comics Spider-Man #20, $3.99
Uncanny X-Men By Kieron Gillen Volume 3 TP, $16.99
Venom #31, $2.99
Winter Soldier #15 (Declan Shalvey Regular Cover), $2.99
Winter Soldier #15 (Nic Klein Variant Cover), AR
X-Factor #251, $2.99
X-Force Omnibus Volume 1 HC (John Romita Jr. & Bob Layton Direct Market Variant Cover), $99.99
X-Force Omnibus Volume 1 HC (Rob Liefeld Cover), $99.99
X-Men Fall Of The Mutants Volume 1 TP, $34.99
68 Scars #4 (Of 4)(Cover A Nat Jones & Jay Fotos), $3.99
68 Scars #4 (Of 4)(Cover B Nat Jones & Jay Fotos), $3.99
Blackacre #3, $2.99
Debris TP, $14.99
Dia De Los Muertas #1 (Of 3), $4.99
Epic Kill #8, $2.99
Great Pacific #4, $2.99
Guarding The Globe #6, $2.99
I Love Trouble #3, $2.99
Mudman #6, $3.50
Multiple Warheads From Alphabet To Infinity #4 (Of 4), $2.99
Perhapanauts Danger Down Under #4 (Of 4)(Cover A Craig Rousseau), $3.50
Perhapanauts Danger Down Under #4 (Of 4)(Cover B Mike Maihack), $3.50
Repossessed #2 (Of 4), $2.99
Snapshot #1 (Of 4), $2.99
Son Of Merlin #1 (Cover A Zid), $1.00
Son Of Merlin #1 (Cover B Stjepan Sejic), $1.00
Super Dinosaur #17, $2.99
Super Dinosaur Lunchbox, $14.99
Think Tank #5 (Cosplay Variant Cover), AR
Think Tank #5 (Rahsan Ekedal & Brian Reber Regular Cover), $3.99
Youngblood #76, $3.99
Zed A Cosmic Tale TP, $19.99
DARK HORSE COMICS
Alice In Wonderland HC, $19.99
Brothers Of The Spear Archives Volume 2 HC, $49.99
Buffy The Vampire Slayer Willow Wonderland #4 (Of 5)(David Mack Regular Cover), $2.99
Buffy The Vampire Slayer Willow Wonderland #4 (Of 5)(Megan Lara Variant Cover), $2.99
Colder #4 (Of 5), $3.99
Game Of Thrones Baratheon Sigil Pint Glass, $9.99
Game Of Thrones Baratheon Sigil Shot Glass, $5.99
Game Of Thrones Greyjoy Sigil Pint Glass, $9.99
Game Of Thrones Greyjoy Sigil Shot Glass, $5.99
Game Of Thrones Lannister Sigil Pint Glass, $9.99
Game Of Thrones Lannister Sigil Shot Glass, $5.99
Game Of Thrones Stark Sigil Pint Glass, $9.99
Game Of Thrones Stark Sigil Shot Glass, $5.99
Game Of Thrones Targaryen Sigil Pint Glass, $9.99
Game Of Thrones Targaryen Sigil Shot Glass, $5.99
Gantz Volume 26 TP, $13.99
Hellboy In Hell #2 (Mike Mignola 2nd Printing Variant Cover), $2.99
Hellboy In Hell #3, $2.99
King Conan The Phoenix On The Sword TP, $14.99
Rex Mundi Omnibus Volume 2 TP, $24.99
Star Wars #1 (Alex Ross 2nd Printing Variant Cover), $2.99
Star Wars Dark Times Fire Carrier #1 (Of 5), $2.99
30 Days Of Night Volume 3 Run Alice Run TP, $17.99
Adventures Of Augusta Wind #4 (Of 5)(Cover A Vassilis Gogtzilas), $3.99
Adventures Of Augusta Wind #4 (Of 5)(Cover RI Vassilis Gogtzilas), AR
Crow Skinning The Wolves #3 (Of 3)(Cover A James O’Barr), $3.99
Crow Skinning The Wolves #3 (Of 3)(Cover RI Jim Terry), AR
Dave Stevens’ The Rocketeer Artist’s Edition HC (2nd Printing), $75.00
Doctor Who #5 (Cover A Mark Buckingham), $3.99
Doctor Who #5 (Cover RI Photo), AR
Doctor Who Omnibus Volume 1 TP, $29.99
G.I. JOE A Real American Hero #187 (Cover A S.L. Gallant & Gary Erskine), $3.99
G.I. JOE A Real American Hero #187 (Cover RI Larry Hama), AR
G.I. JOE Special Missions Trade Paperback Box Set, $69.99
Joe Palooka #3 (Of 6)(Cover A Marat Mychaels), $3.99
Joe Palooka #3 (Of 6)(Cover RI Jace McTier), AR
My Little Pony Friendship Is Magic #3 (Cover A Amy Mebberson), $3.99
My Little Pony Friendship Is Magic #3 (Cover B Stephanie Buscema), $3.99
My Little Pony Friendship Is Magic #3 (Cover RI J. Scott Campbell), AR
Snakes Eyes And Storm Shadow #21 (Of 21)(Cover A Robert Atkins), $3.99
Snakes Eyes And Storm Shadow #21 (Of 21)(Cover RI Alex Cal), AR
Star Trek #17 (Cover A Tim Bradstreet), $3.99
Star Trek #17 (Cover RI-A Tim Bradstreet), AR
Star Trek #17 (Cover RI-B Photo), AR
Star Trek The Next Generation Doctor Who Assimilation2 #8 (Of 8)(J.K. Woodward & Gordon Purcell Dynamic Forces Exclusive Cover), $19.87
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles #18 (Cover A Ben Bates), $3.99
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles #18 (Cover B Kevin Eastman), $3.99
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles #18 (Cover RI Mark Torres), AR
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Color Classics #9, $3.99
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Secret History Of The Foot Clan #1 (Of 4)(Kevin Eastman Dynamic Forces Exclusive Cover), $19.84
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Volume 4 Sins Of The Fathers TP, $17.99
Transformers More Than Meets The Eye #13 (Cover A Alex Milne), $3.99
Transformers More Than Meets The Eye #13 (Cover B Nick Roche), $3.99
Transformers More Than Meets The Eye #13 (Cover RI Marcelo Matere), AR
Transformers Prime Rage Of The Dinobots #3 (Of 4)(Cover A Ken Christiansen), $3.99
Transformers Prime Rage Of The Dinobots #3 (Of 4)(Cover RI-A Nick Roche), AR
Transformers Prime Rage Of The Dinobots #3 (Of 4)(Cover RI-B Fall Of Cybertron Concept Art), AR
Transformers Spotlight Megatron (One Shot)(Cover A Nick Roche), $3.99
Transformers Spotlight Megatron (One Shot)(Cover B Livio Ramondelli), $3.99
Transformers Spotlight Megatron (One Shot)(Cover RI Clayton Crain), AR
Adventure Time #10 (Dynamic Forces Exclusive Cover), $19.99
Adventure Time #11 (Dynamic Forces Exclusive Cover), $19.99
Adventure Time Marceline And The Scream Queens #6 (Of 6)(Dynamic Forces Exclusive Cover), $19.99
Adventure Time With Fionna And Cake #1 (Of 6)(Dynamic Forces Exclusive Cover), $19.99
Adventure Time With Fionna And Cake #2 (Of 6)(Cover A Chad Thomas), $3.99
Adventure Time With Fionna And Cake #2 (Of 6)(Cover B Rebecca Mock), $3.99
Adventure Time With Fionna And Cake #2 (Of 6)(Cover C Stephani Buscema), AR
Adventure Time With Fionna And Cake #2 (Of 6)(Cover D Maris Wicks), AR
Fairy Quest #1 (Of 2)(Cover A Humberto Ramos), $3.99
Fairy Quest #1 (Of 2)(Cover B Humberto Ramos), AR
Hypernaturals #8 (Cover A Francesco Mattina), $3.99
Hypernaturals #8 (Cover B Kris Anka), $3.99
Hypernaturals #8 (Cover C Francesco Mattina), AR
Planet Of The Apes Cataclysm #6 (Cover A Mitch Breitweiser), $3.99
Planet Of The Apes Cataclysm #6 (Cover B Charles Paul Wilson III), $3.99
Planet Of The Apes Cataclysm #6 (Cover C Mitch Breitweiser), AR
Rachel Rising #14, $3.99
Doc Savage The New Adventures Volume 4 Death’s Dark Domain SC, $24.95
Complete Calvin And Hobbes HC (Slipcase Edition)(New Printing), $175.00
Last Zombie Before The After #3, $3.99
Penguins Of Madagascar Operation Weakest Link And Other Stories TP, $6.99
Flee GN, $14.95
Spirit Window GN, $9.95
Jugheads Double Digest #189, $3.99
Kevin Keller #7 (Dan Parent Variant Cover), $2.99
Kevin Keller #7 (Dan Parent Regular Cover), $2.99
New Crusaders Rise Of The Heroes #6 (Ben Bates Mighty Hero Variant Cover), $2.99
New Crusaders Rise Of The Heroes #6 (Ben Bates Regular Cover), $2.99
New Crusaders Rise Of The Heroes #6 (Fiona Staples Variant Cover), $2.99
Sonic Super Special Magazine #6, $9.99
Sonic The Hedgehog #245, $2.99
Legend Of The Shadowclan #1 (Of 5)(Cory Smith Aspen Reserved Cover), $1.00
Legend Of The Shadowclan #1 (Of 5)(Cory Smith Direct Market Cover), $1.00
Doctor Who The Highlanders Audio CD, $24.95
Caligula Heart Of Rome #3 (of 6)(German Noble Gore Cover), $3.99
Caligula Heart Of Rome #3 (of 6)(German Noble Imperial Incentive Cover), AR
Caligula Heart Of Rome #3 (of 6)(German Noble Regular Cover), $3.99
Caligula Heart Of Rome #3 (of 6)(German Noble Wraparound Cover), $3.99
Dan The Unharmable #10 (Rafael Ortiz Regular Cover), $3.99
Dan The Unharmable #10 (Rafael Ortiz Retro Incentive Cover), AR
Dan The Unharmable #10 (Rafael Ortiz Wraparound Cover), $3.99
Fashion Beast #6 (Facundo Percio Haute Couture Incentive Cover), AR
Fashion Beast #6 (Facundo Percio Regular Cover), $3.99
Fashion Beast #6 (Facundo Percio Wraparound Cover), $3.99
Fashion Beast #6 (Paul Duffield Tarot Incentive Cover), AR
Night Of The Living Dead Aftermath #4 (Raulo Caceres Gore Cover), $3.99
Night Of The Living Dead Aftermath #4 (Raulo Caceres Regular Cover), $3.99
Night Of The Living Dead Aftermath #4 (Raulo Caceres Terror Incentive Cover), AR
Night Of The Living Dead Aftermath #4 (Raulo Caceres Wraparound Cover), $3.99
BIG DOG INK
Critter #8 (Cover A Fico Ossio), $3.50
Critter #8 (Cover B Jenevieve Broomall), $3.50
Legend Of Oz The Wicked West #4 (Cover A Alisson Borges), $3.50
Legend Of Oz The Wicked West #4 (Cover B Nei Ruffino), $3.50
Penny For Your Soul Volume 2 False Prophet TP, $17.99
Warhammer 40K Angel Exterminatus TP, $16.00
Warhammer 40K Greater Good HC, $24.99
Warhammer 40K Last Ditch MMPB, $8.99
Warhammer Gotrek And Felix Road Of Skulls MMPB, $14.00
Abraham Lincoln Birth Of New Freedom GN, $12.99
Martin Luther King Jr Let Freedom Ring GN, $11.99
Cinefex #132, $12.50
COMIC SHOP NEWS
Comic Shop News #1338, AR
G Fan #102, $6.95
Poster Art Of The Disney Parks HC, $40.00
Mr Toast Comics #4 (Ninja School), $3.00
Army Of Darkness #10 (Daniel Leister Regular Cover), $3.99
Garth Ennis’ Jennifer Blood #22 (Mike Mayhew Regular Cover), $3.99
Garth Ennis’ Red Team #1 (Howard Chaykin Regular Cover), $3.99
Garth Ennis’ Red Team #1 (Russell Braun Subscription Variant Cover), $3.99
Garth Ennis’ Red Team #1 (Ryan Sook Regular Cover), $3.99
Gutters The Absolute Ultimate Omnibus Volume 3 HC, $39.95
Prophecy #7 (Of 7)(Paul Renaud Black & White Variant Cover), AR
Prophecy #7 (Of 7)(Paul Renaud Regular Cover), $3.99
Vampirella #26 (Fabiano Neves Regular Cover), $3.99
Vampirella #26 (Risque Variant Cover), AR
Vampirella #26 (Lucio Parrillo Regular Cover), $3.99
Vampirella #26 (Paul Renaud Regular Cover), $3.99
Vampirella Strikes #2 (Cover A Johnny Desjardins), $3.99
Vampirella Strikes #2 (Cover B Fabiano Neves), $3.99
Vampirella Strikes #2 (Fabiano Neves Black & White Variant Cover), AR
Vampirella Strikes #2 (Johnny Desjardins Red Variant Cover), AR
Vampirella Strikes #2 (Photo Subscription Variant Cover), AR
Voltron #10 (Sean Chen Regular Cover), $3.99
DRAWN AND QUARTERLY
Aya Volume 2 Love In Yop City GN, $24.95
Daybreak GN, $16.95
7 Miles A Second HC, $19.99
Tales Designed To Thrizzle Volume 2 HC, $24.99
Art Of Daxiong Collection HC, $45.00
SFX #231, $10.99
Weapons Of The Metabaron HC (New Printing), $24.95
Blue Bloods Volume 1 GN, $11.99
Art Of Blizzard HC, $75.00
Unspeakable Vault Of Doom TP, $19.95
Elijah (One Shot), $3.99
Fairy Tail Volume 23 GN, $10.99
Genshiken Omnibus Volume 3 TP, $19.99
Miles Edgeworth Ace Attorney Volume 4 GN, $10.99
Negima Volume 37 GN, $10.99
Sailor Moon Volume 9 TP, $10.99
Comics Buyers Guide #1699 (March 2013)(Final Issue), $5.99
Tower Chronicles Volume 3 Geisthawk GN (Of 4), $7.99
Doctor Who Franchise American Influence Fan Culture And The Spinoffs SC, $35.00
Sketch Monsters Volume 2 The New Kid HC, $12.99
Wasteland #43, $3.99
Doctor Who Magazine #456, $9.99
Ninjago Volume 6 SC, $6.99
Ninjago Volume 6 HC, $10.99
Harvey Horrors Chamber Of Chills Softie Volume 1 TP, $24.99
Harvey Horrors Collected Works Chamber Of Chills Volume 4 HC, $47.99
SEVEN SEAS ENTERTAINMENT
Alice In The Country Of Joker Circus And Liar’s Game Volume 1 GN, $12.99
Haganai I Don’t Have Many Friends Volume 2 GN, $12.99
Million Little Bricks The Unofficial Illustrated History Of The Lego Phenomenon HC, $24.95
Lorelei Sects And The City TP, $12.95
Star Wars Insider #139 (March 2013)(Newsstand Edition), $7.99
Star Wars Insider #139 (March 2013)(Previews Exclusive Edition), $7.99
Megami December 2012, $16.60
Newtype December 2012, $16.00
Brickjournal #22, $8.95
Sengoku Basara Samurai Legends Volume 2 GN (Of 2), $19.99
Harbinger #0 (Lewis Larosa Variant Cover), AR
Harbinger #0 (Clayton Crain Pullbox Cover), $3.99
Harbinger #0 (Mico Suayan Regular Cover), $3.99
Shadowman #4 (Dave Johnson Variant Cover), AR
Shadowman #4 (Patrick Zircher Regular Cover), $3.99
GTO 14 Days In Shonan Volume 7 GN, $10.95
AI ORE Volume 8 GN, $9.99
Bleach 3-In-1 Edition Volume 4 TP, $14.99
Bleach Volume 55 TP, $9.99
Dawn Of The Arcana Volume 8 TP, $9.99
Devil And Her Love Song Volume 7 GN, $9.99
Kamisama Kiss Volume 12 TP, $9.99
Naruto 3-In-1 Edition Volume 4 TP, $14.99
Naruto Volume 60 Kurama TP, $9.99
Nura Rise Of The Yokai Clan Volume 13 Conflict GN, $9.99
One Piece 3-In-1 Volume 5 TP, $14.99
Pokemon Adventures Diamonds And Pearl Platinum Volume 7 GN, $7.99
Redakai Volume 2 GN, $7.99
Skip Beat Volume 30 TP, $9.99
Slam Dunk Volume 26 GN, $9.99
Stepping On Roses Volume 9 GN, $9.99
Tegami Bachi Volume 12 GN, $9.99
Tenjo Tenge Volume 11 GN, $17.99
Toriko Volume 14 GN, $9.99
Voltron Force Volume 6 True Colors GN, $7.99
Situation #1, $3.99
Beautiful Creatures HC, $16.99
Grimm Fairy Tales Presents Bad Girls TP, $15.99
Grimm Fairy Tales Myths And Legends #25 (Cover A Alfredo Reyes), $5.99
Grimm Fairy Tales Myths And Legends #25 (Cover B Mike Lily), $5.99
Grimm Fairy Tales #82 (Cover A Pasquale Qualano), $2.99
Grimm Fairy Tales #82 (Cover B Giuseppe Cafaro), $2.99
Grimm Fairy Tales Presents Robyn Hood #5 (Of 5)(Cover A Pasquale Qualano), $4.99
Grimm Fairy Tales Presents Robyn Hood #5 (Of 5)(Cover B Matt Triano), $4.99
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Each and every week we scour the Internet for nothing but the best in nerdy art. We leave no digital stone unturned, we poke and prod every nook and cranny of the Interwebz. Why? Because we love you, and we love to bring you weekly feed of nerd art. On with the dump!
J-Estacado must really love the work of famed pin-up artist Gil Elvgren, so much so that he made his own tribute piece to Gil with DC Comics Zatanna in place of Gil’s girls. He really nails it too, right down to the black negligee she has on in the tribute piece. Now that’s some real magic. [Nudity and Nerdery]
Hit the jump for the abominable snowman, puppies in costumes and moar.
One of the most popular shows of the last few years, Game of Thrones has been integrating into so many fan bases that it’s hard to keep count. Luckily, Miguel Lokia has saved the day with his series of “Houses” based on famous pop cultures characters, including Jack Sparrow and the House of House. They’re all great sounding houses, but you can’t beat House Lannister and the mighty Tyrion Lannister. [Geek-Art]
Bioware had a smash hit with Mass Effect 3, but they would shatter all records if they borrowed from Amales and released a bit of Mass Ferret DLC content. Just the promotional material alone would sell a couple hundred of those after which the sea of hate towards the ending will last for years. [Game Freaks]
Back when I was really young I was terrified of the abominable snowman in the Rudolph Christmas special, this piece by Chirstine Larsen cements my fear. Just seeing the look in that blood covered monsters eyes brings back so many bad memories. Show this to your kids if you’re looking to scare them into good behavior. [Comics Alliance]
This Hobbit/Sherlock crossover by Irise is just one of many that have been popping up since Martin Freeman and Benedict Cumberbatch were cast. With their connection to both we can be sure there’s going to be thousands more like this popping up in the next few years. [Deviant Art]
Bobba Fett is the galaxy’s best bounty hunter, especially when it comes to hunting down the ladies. Am I right? [Nerd Sexin's]
Doctor Who is back in full force and ready for 2013 in a big way, so why not have ElectroCereal do amazing pieces for the Ninth, Tenth and Eleventh Doctors just for the hell of it? With each drawing featuring it’s own Doctor, villains and famous companions each drawing is a refresher course in the who’s who of Doctor Who. Good luck saying that three times fast. [Geek Tyrant]
Skin-tight suit, check; Fuzzy white fur, check; the Black Cat is ready for another night of high class theft and criminal activity. Dan Don Fuga is pretty damn good at drawing the ladies of the Marvel universe. We’ll definitely have Don back on here again soon. [Tech Sergant Jenn]
Spoiler alert! This drawing by maruco sums up the first half of Peter Jackson’s The Hobbit pretty nicely, lots of food and not enough action. If it wasn’t for the hope that The Hobbit will surely make up for itself next year, I would loath this piece.[Lado Inverso]
He’s come for Sarah Connor — and a squeaky toy. Brian Rubenacker must really like Boston Terriers, he’s featured the dog breed in a small series of portraits based on pop culture icons like the T-800 and Clockwork Orange’s Alex. Dogs love this man, but cats…we won’t even go there. [XombieDIRGE]
Looks like the world eater known as Disney may be setting it’s sights on another license — the BlueSkyDisney blog is reporting that the Star Wars comic book license will leave Dark Horse Comics at the end of it’s present deal and return to Marvel Comics, a Disney owned company.
BlueSkyDisney — which was called “rather reliable” in Bleeding Cool‘s report about the possible switch– went on to say that:
As for the past, Dark Horse President Mike Richardson spoke about the future of the Star Wars franchise at Dark Horse to CBR at the end of October when Disney bought Lucas Film:
“Dark Horse and LucasFilm have a strong partnership which spans over 20 years, and has produced multiple characters and story lines which are now part of the Star Wars lore,” said Richardson. ”‘Star Wars’ will be with us for the near future. Obviously, this deal changes the landscape, so we’ll all have to see what it means for the future.”
Confident, but certainly not definitive.
On paper, Disney’s move makes sense in a post Lucas Film/Disney… world: now they can use their comic division (Marvel) to help promote the upcoming slate of Star Wars films. That likely means prequel comics that may be used to introduce new characters prior to their on-screen debuts, tie ins, and a cross promotional bonanza.
The question is: is that the most effective use of the Star Wars comic brand?
For 20 plus years, Dark Horse Comics has been the home of Star Wars branded comics. Presently Dark Horse holds about 5% of market share, but a larger share of the buzz in the industry thanks to Hellboy, Whedonverse comics (which Dark Horse aligned with the addition of the Angel license), a slew of acclaimed creator-owned books, and also the strength of their Star Wars books.
Why are those books so strong? Because there is a focus on quality and talent (John Ostrander, Brian Wood, etc) above all other things.
We’ve all read bad licensed comics. There are companies that seem like that’s all they churn out. Dark Horse is not one of those, and though it would have been easy to do so, they’ve done a great bit more than just slap a Star Wars logo on a piece of derivative space crap and hope that the pull of that shining logo keeps them fat.
Will that be the case at Marvel? Is there any way that that overall quality could possibly continue with a more corporatised focus on revenue maximization by way of cross-promotional marketing opportunities? Possibly, and maybe Marvel will rise to the occasion and flesh out, in a full and impactful way, the outer reaches of the Star Wars universe as Dark Horse has, but I don’t think that’s why they’re potentially looking to acquire it and that is a shame for those who love Star Wars comics.
Marvel’s history with the license likely has little to do with this prospective deal as well, but it is worth mentioning.
Before Dark Horse acquired the license back in 1990, Marvel had held it — literally sitting on it for four years without releasing a book. For nine years though, from 1977 to 1986, Marvel was the place for Star Wars comics and they benefited greatly from it.
Keith Veronese wrote a great article on this for IO9, and I urge you to check it out, but here are some of the main beats:
Marvel was in a state of disarray in the late 70s before the Star Wars license fell into their laps for free, thanks to the efforts of former editor-in-chief Roy Thomas, who proposed the comic to Marvel after Stan Lee had rejected it.
Remember, this is before New Hope’s release, so no one really knew what Star Wars was back then. Obviously that quickly changed and the book — initially an adaptation of New Hope before they expanded to the un-touched universe in later arcs — became a massive hit for Marvel, outselling The Amazing Spider-Man and other stalwarts.
“Star Wars was a tremendous hit and kept the company alive during a very tough time. That book kept the company going.” said former editor Jim Shooter to IO9.
That company, Marvel, is now going strong of course and not in the market for a savior. They just want a new toy — a toy that they hopefully don’t break.
Sources: IO9, BlueSkyDisney, Bleeding Cool, Diamond Comics
Most of this week’s number ones were good, but they were mostly set up. Matt Fraction and Alexander Aja started Hawkeye with a strong first issue and each one has just gotten better. This issue, the climax of a two-parter, might be some of their best work together yet.
Essentially, both get to show off in their own way. Fraction writes a caper that’s by turns hilarious, ridiculous, and sad. The story centers around a tape that shows Hawkeye just flat-out assassinating a bloodthirsty dictator in spectacularly brutal fashion.
So, Clint has to buy it back, at an auction with all of his most hated enemies. And using SHIELD’s credit card.
Yeah, this does not go according to plan.
Perhaps the best moment in the issue is a monologue a villain delivers about cigarettes and quitting smoking. It’s simultaneously threatening and hilarious, offering a brilliant insight into a character whose job in the story was to get beaten up.
Aja, meanwhile, is enjoying every minute of this. To avoid spoilers, here’s just one example of the fun he’s having throughout:
Marvel’s creative teams are doing some very strong work right now; this week’s launch of Thunderbolts revealing a team of Deadpool, the Punisher, Venom, Red Hulk, Elektra and Mercy, for example. But this is still easily among the best written, and most joyous. It’s not just some of the best superhero comics on the stand. It’s some of the best comics, period.
Weigh in below; if you don’t agree, tell us, what comic should everyone be reading this week?
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So far, the reported nominees for astronaut Peter Quill are Joel Edgerton, Jack Huston, Jim Sturgess, Lee Pace, and Eddie Redmayne. You probably know Lee Pace from Pushing Daisies or as the fabulous Thranduil from the upcoming Hobbit movies; Huston is a regular on Boardwalk Empire; Joel Edgerton is pretty much everywhere right now; Jim Sturgess was the subject of the crappiest Beatles joke ever committed to film in a movie full of them; and Eddie Redmayne is an indie actor about to be featured in Les Miserables.
Of the current crop, Pace is probably the best choice, mostly because Sturgess and Redmayne look like they’re barely out of high school. In addition to playing an elf and a dude with an undead girlfriend, he was also the lead in The Fall, which is probably one of the heaviest dramas to come out in the last ten years and is anchored by Pace’s performance as a drug-addicted, self-loathing stuntman, putting him solidly in the category of “people who got massively robbed at the Oscars”. It’s on Netflix, and it’s worth seeing; how Pace didn’t break out as a star after that is kind of a mystery.
Either way, expect to see more casting news quickly on this one: It’s going to be effects-heavy and they need to get in front of the cameras, pronto.
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These aren’t our first photos from the set of Thor: The Dark World, but they offer our first look at Malekith the Accursed and his army of Dark Elves. That’s former Doctor, Christopher Eccelston under all that armor and two-toned face makeup. I can barely recognize him! Thor (Chris Hemsworth) is here too, wearing his full Asgardian armor and looking a little worse for wear. I’m guessing it’s been a tough day introducing Elves to the business end of Mjolnir.
Check out a few of the shots here in our gallery, and see more at Splash News courtesy of photographer Paul Hennessy.
What do you think of Malekith and his Elves? I must admit they look a little silly, but they’re not really meant to be seen in such harsh daylight without any CGI, I’m sure. In fact it looks like Eccelston has a couple black dots on his face which is commonly seen on actors who will require some post, CGI work. Wonder what they’ll be adding in digitally?
Are you guys pleased with what you’re seeing here?
Thor: The Dark World releases November 8, 2013.
Sure, we’ve all seen the leaked shots from the set of James Mangold‘s The Wolverine showing off Hugh Jackman looking – once again- ripped to the core. We get it, he’s the pinnacle of masculinity. One thing, though, those leaked images never confirmed if Jackman’s shorter hair style was official.
Now the first official image of The Wolverine has been released by 20th Century Fox, which is based on the Chris Claremont and Frank Miller‘s 1982 limited series. And, judging by the first look, Logan is keeping the much shorter locks – Oh joy.
I for one actually welcome the new look. Not the veined out shirtless Logan. That’s always impressive to those of us that get their exercise from a Wii fit. It’s the hair… it no longer looks like it’s going to spread wings and fly.
There’s no real details you can get from this other then he’s in a temple and adamantimum claws mean shit is about to go down, look’s like a blast so far.
The Wolverine is scheduled for release July 26th, 2013.
Last month Rob Liefeld threw in the towel on his run for several new titles in DC‘s revised New 52 line. This was due to what he pleasantly referred to as “editor pissing contests” among other things. Before that, John Carter: A Princess of Mars writer Roger Langridge walked away from both Marvel and DC, considering his working relationship with both companies to be ”quite problematic from an ethical view.”
Rucka claims that DC executives considered his work to have no real value. He denies this, as sales of his paperback work were actually quite impressive for the market.
“Well, take a look at your trade sales! That book has made nothing but money as a trade. What I’m now being told is, ‘lt was never worth anything to us anyway.’ So, you know what? They can stop selling the Batwoman: Elegy trade and stop selling the Wonder Woman trades and everything else I’ve done, because clearly I’ve not done anything of service and those guys aren’t making any money off me.”
The three time Eisner Award winner said in an interview with Mark Millar‘s CLiNT magazine that over the course of his seven years with DC Comics, he was taken “gross advantage” of, with the studio focused more on the “Hollywoodisation” of their product.
“There was at least a period where I felt that the way they wanted to make money was by telling the best story they could; now the quality of the work matters less than that the book comes out. There is far less a desire to see good work be done.”
These statements appear to carry a measure of truth, as Greg’s run on Marvel’s Punisher solo series has also been cut, announced to end as of issue #16. It’s not due to a lack of direction though. Marvel is effectively cutting Greg’s year-and-a-half of service on the project to put the Punisher on a team feature.
“My run on Punisher ends on #16, and we are then doing a five-issue mini called War Zone and then I’m done. That’s it! The Powers-That-Be at Marvel, without talking to me, decreed that he’s going to join a team on another book.
“That’s their choice, they own him, but I don’t have to be happy about it. I am glad I had the opportunity to work on the character and I’m proud of the work I’ve done.”
At least he isn’t super sore about that one, it’s just a business decision. But does Rucka think the rise in talent quitting will force a change in the industry? Afraid not.
“Despite what the publishers say, their interest in the talent is minimal now, the interest is only in promoting the financial worth of their properties. That was not the case as of two or three years ago, when there was an ‘Exclusives war’, but that’s all gone by the wayside now. Ultimately, they are saying, ‘We don’t need you,’ because they can get a million more just like you.”
It’s a shame that these big names, who have all either moved on or will eventually move on, had to do something like this in the first place. Any bets on who’s going to take the plunge next month?
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