Let's settle this with a good game of
Throws In The Towel?
Never give up.
Never surrender. But when your website has barely been limping along
for weeks, what can you do? Long-time newspaper columnist Captain Comics
has decided to stop. For now.
In a message posted
to his discussion board, he offers the possibility of finding a new
low-cost host, but until such time, he has to shut down entirely.
Already we miss
his weekly columns, and are stressing that we may never know how Gotham
X III ends.
For weeks, you've
seen the taunting painting by Joseph-Michael Linsner in the back of
various CrossGen comics, as well as Wizard magazine. It's the
cover for CrossGen Illustrated, a primer for the CrossGen Universe.
Now CrossGen offers
the entire first chapter of the book on-line, covering the world of
Mystic. It makes for a great entry into that world. Check
it out here.
Refuses To Be Outdone
One chapter? Bollocks!
Warren Ellis has
posted the entire first issue of his sold-out Image Comic, Ministry
of Space, on his website. A pretty nifty alternate history, the
book covers the development of the British Space Program as Tony Blair
wishes it had been.
Returns To The Endless
…and a grateful
nation of fanboys weeps.
DC announced this
week that Gaiman has agreed to write a hardcover one-shot featuring
The Endless, those wacky fun-time brothers and sisters of his classic
creation Morpheus, aka The Sandman.
The book will appear
sometime in 2002, with a softcover version 6 to 12 months later. No
other details have been released, but really, do you need them? It's
Gaiman. It's The Endless. It's…(sobbing) I'm just so happy…
DC Delays The
Authority, Jemas Starts A Fight
Allegedly out of
sensitivity, DC has delayed issues 27-29 of The Authority, which
would feature writer Mark Millar's return to the title. In addition,
they have cancelled The Authority: Wide-Screen Edition, artist
Bryan Hitch's swan song on the title.
In response, Marvel
President Bill Jemas offered to publish the titles, paying DC a licensing
fee of 10 percent. Later, at Ain't It Cool News, Jemas claimed to have
been misquoted. He would pay 10 cents.
In response to
that, DC Vice President of Marketing and Sales Bob Wayne remarked,
"stupid people said stupid things."
by calling Wayne a "doodie-head."
Wayne burst into
tears and said he was going to tell his mom.
In a panic, Jemas
bit Wayne on the leg.
Ever a voice of
reason, CrossGen publisher Mark Alessi then ran and told the yard duty.
Just Stares At His Now-Worthless Balls
Sorry. After Barry
Bonds hit #71, I knew I just had to write that headline.
To The WTC Disaster
Next month, the
plot to Amazing Spider-Man #36 will feature Marvel's acknowledgement
of and reaction to the events of September 11.
as it is, does such a real-life event have a place in a comics universe?
Especially when the comic book version of that city has regularly had
far worse damage done to it by the likes of Attuma (attacked the city
outright), Galactus (threatened to eat it) and Dr. Doom (launched the
Baxter Building into space)?
It's fantasy. They've
got Latverians, Atlanteans, Deviants, and The Hulk. Granted, those guys
don't seem quite as scary in the last month. But maybe, just maybe,
it's better that way. Leave the real world out of it.
this week that they will begin publishing Mighty Marvel Must-Haves,
an anthology reprint book that will retail for $4.95.
Scheduled to ship
in early December, the first issue will reprint Cable #97, Banner
#1, Tangled Web #4, and Origin #1. We'll vouch that at
least three of those four completely rocked, and no way would you be
able to get them for that price on the back issue market.
This just in: by
writing the above paragraph, I have just been judged to have a triple
digit IQ by Bill Jemas.
Robots In Disguise
To Work For Joe Q
Yes, Marvel has
regained the license to at least reprint their original Transformers
series from the '80's, as well as G.I. Joe. How that affects
Image's recent relaunch of G.I. Joe (using the same characters)
has not been determined.
But Signed" To Play Daredevil
Aye, there's the
rub. Variety reports it, so the story now has some weight. Long-time
Daredevil fan Matt Damon must be so ticked…
What A Powerful
Weapon For Fighting Crime…
IGN Film Force
reports that producers Bill Todman and Bill Gerber are attempting to
develop a live-action Aquaman film. Granted, this is in such an embryonic
stage that anything and everything can still happen to stop it.
But it's AQUAMAN,
No wonder he couldn't
From Hell To
Your Local Theater
Just in case you
missed it, next Friday, October 19, sees the opening of From Hell,
a Jack The Ripper thriller loosely based on the classic Alan Moore/Eddie
Campbell graphic novel.
We'll have a review
up sometime next week, but for now, even with it obviously departing
from the comic, it looks like it could be pretty interesting.
And if you haven't
read the graphic novel, it's going to take you at least a week, so get
CrossGen To Enter
The Silver Screen?
This past week CrossGen
announced that it had signed a deal with Branded Entertainment to shepherd
any and all of their properties into movies, television, and possibly
If you've never
heard of Branded, you may still have heard of its head, Michael Uslan.
He brought a little franchise called Batman to the big screen,
though it's probably not his fault Jon Peters got involved.
they left the Swamp Thing films off his resume.
I got nothing.
Did anybody watch Mutant X last weekend?
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