Proves Key For CrossGen
Bill Rosemann over at CrossGen greeted us webmasters with exciting news for the company today.
havoc on the seas of
the CrossGen universe...
wake of the Big Two constantly trumpeting sell-outs, CrossGen
has one of their own -- and they have to go back to press
issue of El Cazador, which the company overprinted
in the first place, is sold out. CrossGen will reprint it
with a brand new cover (see the pic), timed for re-release
on October 8th, the same date that the second issue of the
Chuck Dixon-penned pirate book will hit the stands.
shouldn't it be a success? As we've noted elsewhere, pirates
are pretty trendy, and only CrossGen and Black
Swan Press have books that capitalize on that newfound
interest. (And in the interest of editorial fairness, yes,
Dick Swan at Black Swan Press has been a friend for well over
a decade -- and I've probably known him longer than that,
as he apparently was at least part owner of every single comic
book shop I frequented in the Silicon Valley until today's
Cazador has also met with the fabled critical acclaim,
so we say "huzzah!" to CrossGen, a company that
really needed a strong hit after some troubled weeks in the
press. (We'll get to it eventually -- our review copies come
Covers In A Handful of Dust
been a lot of excitement surrounding Neil Gaiman's Sandman
of late. Not only do we have Gaiman returning for the one-shot
Endless Nights hardcover this month, but original cover
artist Dave McKean has redesigned the look of the entire Sandman
first covers Dave McKean did were wonderful, but they lacked
information on what should be read in what order," said
Gaiman. "The uniform covers that followed them gave all
that information, but weren't as pretty. Dave's new covers
are gorgeous and you can tell what order to read them in.
And they look like the bestsellers that they consistently
covers will appear on both the hardcover and softcover editions,
as DC takes them back to press. (Yes, just like Harry Potter,
Sandman sales are high enough to warrant both editions.)
Look for the new look starting with the classic A Doll's
House, scheduled for release later this month.
Loeb and Lee Who?
it's Huggy Croc...
imminently about to discover who the secret villain known
only as Hush is in the pages of Batman. The twelve-issue
run from Jeph Loeb and Jim Lee has brought astounding attention
to one of the pillars of the DC Universe. But it's almost
worry, because DC has brought in a different pair of big guns,
ones that hardcore fans of comics should know and trust ...and
wonder just what kind of hell they're going to be putting
the Dark Knight through.
with Batman #620, Brian Azzarello and Eduardo Risso,
the team behind the deliriously cool 100
Bullets, give Batman his licks.
arc called "Broken City," the creative team promise
to give us a look at Gotham in a way we've never seen before.
Yeah, yeah, you've heard it all before, but this time they
might be telling the truth.
really stuck on is the idea of Killer Croc as a street pimp.
Anyway, DC has been kind enough to post a four page preview
on their website, so follow the link and check
it out for yourselves.
If The Rock Can Do It...
they get him to talk?
Smear peanut butter on the roof of his mouth.
have come in that Paul Levesque, better known as Triple H
or HHH or, to some of us, hogging bastard of the WWE, has
signed for two films. It looks like his planned time off to
recover from injuries has more to it than just nodding dumbly
to all of Stephanie McMahon's wedding plans.
up and probably the more ephemeral of the projects is a John
Milius-written modern western titled Jornada Del Muerte
(Journey of Death). Set in the American Southwest, it
will feature motorcycle gangs, drug dealing, and men's codes
of honor. Yes, after I type this, I'm going to have to rinse
off some of the excess testosterone.
into the crossover nature of this site, however, comes the
news that Levesque has signed on as a villain in Blade:
Trinity, the final film in the Wesley Snipes superhero
to the wrestler, that movie, currently written and directed
by David S. Goyer, will have Jessica Biel as the daughter
of vampire detective Hannibal King. Said daughter will be
a young hot vampire hunter nothing like Buffy whatsoever.
Nope. Not in the least.