You knew they'd
do this to us…
DC comics has announced
that the second issue of The Dark Knight Strikes Again, originally
set to be released on January 16, has been delayed. The new release
date is January 30…2003.
Just kidding about
the year. Maybe. Vague rumors have also begun circulating about yet
another sequel to Miller's masterpiece, but we haven't picked up anything
beyond "DC has asked Miller to do another one."
Learn to write
with the Surfing Graysons…
Comics writer Devin
Grayson has just launched her own website.
There she will post sample scripts, links to interviews, and occasional
random thoughts on the art of writing.
One thing you will
not be able to get on her site is an e-mail address, as she feels that
both Marvel and DC have adequate space on their message boards for anything
a fan (or critic) might have to say to her. So there.
Your Man At
Marvel gets his own series…
flack Bill Rosemann gets to take a walk on the other side for a while.
Usually writing breathlessly excited promotional pieces on Marvel's
official website, Rosemann pitched
a series to Quesada and Jemas called Deadline.
Marvel will release
the book in April with art by Guy Davis (Sandman Mystery Theater).
It chronicles the deeds of a harsh vigilante known as The Judge, told
through the eyes of a young girl reporter at the Daily Bugle, assigned
to the beat derisively called "The Capes."
While the series
sounds interesting, I have to ask, how many major Marvel heroes actually
Jedi Bye Bye
The rumors are
true. Those of you who watch MTV will be keenly aware that boy band
*NSYNC have been given cameo roles in Episode II: Attack of the Clones.
They will appear briefly as Jedi, all wearing red shirts and mercifully
dying very quickly.
There is no truth
to the rumor that *NSYNC clones 98 Degrees, O-Town, or Dream Street
have been cast.
Just before we
went away for the holidays, TNT announced new interest in producing
their Deadman pilot, as a potential companion piece to Witchblade.
If all goes well, that would mean we could actually see a telefilm by
the summer, when the Top Cow series begins its second season.
For some reason,
Variety reported the title as Dead Man, but mercifully omitted
any more talk of the wacky klutzy brother of Boston Brand that had been
rumored to be crucial to the television pitch.
The Dead Zone
Last summer UPN
had been considering adapting Stephen King's The Dead Zone to
weekly television. After casting Anthony Michael Hall and ordering a
pilot, the tiny network that could focused their attention on existing
genre shows Special Unit 2, Roswell, and Buffy The
However, in this
brave new world of too many channels and not enough content, USA scavenged
the pilot and ordered 22 episodes to begin airing this summer.
King's novel and
the film adaptation starring Christopher Walken tell of a young man
who falls into a coma, only to awaken with the ability to predict the
future. No word on whether or not he predicts a second season.
No such luck for
It Cool News reports that January 24 will be the last broadcast
for the big blue ball of justice, citing a highly placed Fox insider.
No official confirmation has been released, but considering how stupidly
the network has handled the show, it really comes as no surprise. (Pre-empted
for two weeks after only showing two weeks, then given "bonus" episodes
on either Wednesday or Friday, putting re-runs in its regular time-slot,
and simply scheduling the brilliant series against Friends and
Survivor: Africa. And all you guys were watching Smackdown
Be sure to watch
or tape the episodes on January 17 and 24. Treasure them. And if the
show is merely on the edge of cancellation without falling over, let
Fox know how you feel.
In other news, N2
Toys has just released their line of Tick action figures. *sigh*
Oh, The Pain…
NBC announced this
week that it intends to make a pilot for Lost In Space. Instead
of remaking the fondly remembered '60's sci fi series, a la the New
Line film a few years ago, this new pilot will strand a whole new family
in the cosmos. An NBC rep hinted that it may be a direct sequel, referencing
the original series without getting bogged down in its continuity.
What? No concern
over the Great Vegetable Rebellion?
This time, it's
Warner Home Video
has set a release date for the uncut special edition of Batman Beyond:
Return of The Joker. The DVD will feature new commentary from Bruce
Timm, among other extras. Wisely, the studio will not be pulling the
edited version from the shelves, so there will still be a vaguely family
friendly cut available.
I say vaguely because
even trimmed for violence, The Joker's plan for Robin and eventual fate
are still danged disturbing. But I like it.
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