Looks to be inline with comic book movies of late – lots of explosions, crunching cars and general mayhem.
Disney wants to make a live-action version of the classic tale “Jungle Book.” Deadline Hollywood reports that the studio wants Iron Man director Jon Favreau to helm the project. Disney made an animated feature film of the story back in 1967. While Favreau’s recent work is with comics book and graphic novels adaptations (Iron Man, […]
Archie cartoonist Stan Goldberg and his wife Pauline are recovering in the hospital after being injured in a car accident on their way home from the OSU Festival of Cartoon Art. According to Comics Beat, Pauline suffered two broken arms and a broken leg while Stan has a fractured vertebrae. Flowers, cards and well-wishing can […]
From the Huffington Post: Comic book collector and industry legend Maggie Thompson of Wisconsin has decided to put some 500 pieces of her personal collection up for auction over the next few months. The first wave alone includes the first issue of “The Avengers,” ”Journey Into Mystery” No. 83, which features the first appearance of […]
The New York Times reports that the Spider-Man musical is set to close in January with a record-breaking loss of $60 million. The show has only been open for three years. Several investors said they were reeling from the closing announcement, made on Monday night. Three said they have not been paid back anything during […]
Rachel Maddow dedicated 10-minutes to the comic book (and the recreation of the original) Martin Luther King and the Montgomery Story. The recreated comic book is being done by Congressman Rep. John Lewis, Andrew Aydin and cartoonist Nate Powell. The comic book is not only a history of the March, but has been used as […]
Comic Book Resources is reporting that DC Comics is leaving New York City for Burbank, California: In a letter to employees from DC Entertainment president Diane Nelson provided to CBR by DC, the executive writes, “I can confirm that plans are in the works to centralize DCE’s operations in 2015. Next week, the Exec Team […]
The latest X-Men movie opens May 23rd in the US.
Legendary comic book artist Neal Adams accidentally left two portfolio bags in a taxi earlier this month containing original artwork worth tens of thousands of dollars. He’s hoping they’ll be returned. From the New York Post: “The lack of certain details presents a challenge,” said TLC spokesman Allan Fromberg, a longtime fan of Adams. “But […]
Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro has stated that he believes superhero idolization – or the excessive exposure to them is resulting in youth violence in his country. “This kid, at 14 years old, carries a 9mm with a mind filled by thousands of hours of shows where people are killed,” the Venezuelan leader told La Opinion. […]
File this under I wish I had the cash to even think about it. From Bleeding Cool: Albert Uderzo is selling one of his original pages from Asterix And The Laurel Wreath, for charity. These pages are rarely sold, and the odds are it will attract considerable attention. Especially since Uderzo is no longer drawing […]
The American Foundation for Suicide Prevention, American Psychiatric Association and National Alliance on Mental Illness released a joint statement expressing disapproval of a talent search contest conducted by DC Comics that involved depicting the Harley Quinn as attempting suicide. The contest also created backlash online as some suggested the script was sexualizing suicide by depicting […]
The BBC is wondering why there are no female superhero movies despite woman making up 52% of all movie ticket sales. From the BBC: 2013 has seen Gwyneth Paltrow, Amy Adams and Natalie Portman (all Oscar-winning or Oscar-nominated actresses) playing roles in three major superhero films; Paltrow in Iron Man, Adams in Superman and Portman […]
I’m not big on reality TV shows, but this one episode would have hooked me. Ink Masters is a Celebrity Apprentice type format pitting 16 tattoo artists against each other for a chance to win $100,000. This last episode was “Skulls and Villains” in which the artists had to tattoo comic villains on live subjects. […]
Gary Friedrich maintained that he was the creator of the Ghost Rider character and sued Marvel in 2007 over royalties derived from the movies starring Nicolas Cage. In 2012 a lower court ruled in favor of Marvel stating that Gary gave up the rights in 1979. Marvel proceeded to demand Gary pay $17,000 for compensation […]