Judge Dredd returns to the silver screen.
Hellboy can't believe it.
Fans With 6-page Astro City Story
Okay, okay, so
there's that whole "mercury poisoning" thing which Kurt Busiek "claims"
makes it "difficult" to write Astro City stories. So we've got
to cut him some slack.
But when the chips
are down, Busiek comes through. In this case, when DC announced they
wanted to do a benefit book for victims of the 9/11 WTC tragedy, editor
Paul Levitz asked if Busiek thought he could muster up something special.
has the script," confirms Busiek on his discussion board, and added
that getting back to Astro City, even if for only 6 pages, has
given him confidence that he could soon focus more time on it.
DC will not even
think of soliciting for Astro City until at least three issues
As much as I wish
it were back to being a monthly, let's face it - isn't it better that
the guy only writes one when he actually has something to say?
Okay. Didn't think
Knighted, Captain America has to wear a Mini…
Darko Macan makes
his Marvel debut in January, writing Captain America: Dead Man Running,
a mini-series which will bridge the gap between the Captain's regular
series and the new Marvel Knights "relaunch."
Assisted by Danijel
Zezelj on the art chores, Macan tells the story of Captain America answering
a distress call in Central American jungles, stuck in the middle of
a war that goes against everything he believes in and stands for.
Dead Man Running
will go on sale January 30, 2002. (We're talking about 2002 already?
Crap. Where is the moonbase? Where is the monolith? This future just
isn't what I had in mind…)
Some guys get it.
The internet can be a powerful tool to taunt us and make us buy their
product. The official Hellboy website
currently offers a preview of chapter one of the new Hellboy novel,
Bones of Giants. Written by Christopher Golden (who also wrote
: The Lost Army), the actual book will be released on December
Go there, check
it out, then come back and buy it here.
Given An Appeal
has entered into a two-picture deal with comic book publisher 2000 A.D.
Their goal? Not one but two film adaptations of Judge Dredd.
Sure, it bombed once with Sylvester Stallone, but read that sentence
again and you'll understand why.
First up will be
Judge Dredd: Dredd Reckoning in which he who is the law will
lose faith in a corrupt legal system. After dealing with that, Dredd
will face down Judge Death in Judge Dredd: Possession. Naturally,
the two movies will be shot back to back, with neither Stallone nor
Rob Schneider allowed within fifty miles of the set.
Leave them to the
From Hell Tops
The Box Office; Alan Moore Could Care Less
has given MSNBC an insightful interview that we just have to link here.
two of that interview appears on Comic Book Resources. Featuring
what may be the quote of the year, "Compared to where we were in 1960,
we are all super heroes now, and we still can't solve our problems,"
Moore further expounds on comics, magic, and just why he's really not
fit for society.
Go there. Come
Rumors have gone
around the internet that at last, we will see a DVD release of the uncut
Batman Beyond: Return of the Joker. A Warner rep allegedly posted
the news to a discussion group on Sunday night. Though we have not been
able to confirm this with Warner Brothers, it has long been bandied
about by the powers that be, so we see no reason to doubt it.
In addition, the
poster hinted that other earlier animated projects, such as Batman:
Sub-Zero and The Batman/Superman Movie, would get their DVD
the posting revived the rumor that Warner plans to release special editions
of Tim Burton's Batman and Batman Returns in time for
Christmas of 2002. Oh, lord, please let me live so long.
If Warner Brothers
returns our phone call, we'll keep you informed.
The Script Doctor
Citing a combination
of lessened audience interest in reality shows and that the concept
just doesn't quite fit the national mood, The Runner has been
indefinitely postponed by ABC.
The show, produced
by Ben Affleck and Matt Damon, would have featured a contestant sneaking
around the country performing tasks and stunts, ideally without getting
caught by authorities or viewers.
With so many actual
fugitives running around performing deadly tasks and stunts, the network
felt it would be redundant.
And besides, our
own Script Doctor, Jack Reda, had pitched a similar show to the USA
Network and been rejected because he hadn't appeared in any Kevin Smith
films, so we feel that justice has been done.
of the World To Make Rare Television Appearance
In honor of the
200th episode of Frasier, Bill Gates will appear as himself,
seeking advice from Dr. Crane.
The actual episode
will air November 13, but people will still be having problems with
it for some time.
The Tick vs.
The World Series
…and The Tick
Fox has pushed
back the premiere of The Tick yet another week, to November 8,
at 8:30 p.m. Its original November 1st slot will be taken up by either
a World Series game or a showing of Lost In Space. This means
that The Tick will air only twice before being pre-empted by
Despite being kicked
around by the network like a red-headed step-child, The Tick
is rumored to be absolutely effin' hilarious, so do what you can to
Fox Has Taste
Proving that as
a network it rules over NBC, Fox has given a full season commitment
to Undeclared, even though the show has not exactly burned up
the ratings chart.
If you haven't
caught it yet, Undeclared resides on Fox on Tuesday nights at
8:30, following That '70's Show. It's a loopy look at college
life, and producer Judd Apatow has a lot of hip friends who drop in
and guest-star, such as Will Ferrell and Adam Sandler. Quite simply,
it's brilliant, almost as good as Apatow's previous series, Freaks
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