Rod Serling Planet of the Apes Comic Book

Over the past decade we’ve been lucky enough to experience one of the best sci-fi trilogies in recent memory in the form of the Planet of the Apes prequel franchise that began with Rise of the Planet of the Apes, continued with Dawn of the Planet of the Apes and recently concluded (at least for the time being) with War for the Planet of the Apes. But there is one old Planet of the Apes story that we’ve yet to see.

Before Planet of the Apes hit the big screen in 1968, it was first a script written by The Twilight Zone creator Rod Serling that adapted Pierre Boulle’s novel. Instead of being set in a more primitive village, the original story would have unfolded in a modern city filled with apes in a sort of satire of contemporary life. It didn’t move forward in this form because it would have been too expensive, but soon we’ll be able to see the Rod Serling Planet of the Apes script in comic book form. Read More »

Star Wars The Last Jedi Comic Cover

With the marketing push for Solo: A Star Wars Story just around the corner, you might think Star Wars: The Last Jedi will start taking a backseat to the origin story of one of the saga’s most beloved heroes. But you’d be wrong. There is much more from Star Wars: The Last Jedi we’ve yet to see.

Recently we found out the upcoming novelization of Star Wars: The Last Jedi will include some deleted scenes that weren’t in the movie, and even more that won’t be included on the home video release. Now we have word that there will be a Star Wars: The Last Jedi comic book that will also include previously unseen elements of the story. Read More »

back to the future manga

Are you ready to go back to Back to the Future? The beloved 1980s science-fiction trilogy received a modern-day revival of sorts in 2015, when the “future” date that Marty McFly (Michael J. Fox) and Doc Brown (Christopher Lloyd) traveled to in their DeLorean time machine actually came to pass. For a full year, it was countdown clocks, Marty McFly cosplay, and special screenings of the beloved film. Most importantly, a whole new generation of movie lovers were familiarized with Marty and Doc.

Now, fans can add one more item to their growing collection of Back to the Future paraphernalia. A Back to the Future manga comic book is in the works from One-Punch Man artist, Yuusuke Murata.

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Birthright movie

A new report says that The Walking Dead creator Robert Kirkman will produce a film version of the comic Birthright at Universal Pictures as part of the studio’s first-look deal with Kirkman’s Skybound Entertainment. If you’ve ever wondered what Flight of the Navigator might look like as a fantasy story instead of a science fiction story, this sounds like it might be pretty close to that.

Read more about the Birthright movie adaptation below.
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I Kill Giants Trailer

It’s been an incredible decade for graphic novel adaptations, and an even better one for coming-of-age films. I Kill Giants offers the best of both, adapting the critically-acclaimed Image Comics series from Joe Kelly and J. M. Ken Niimura, which was released in 2008.

The film follows a troubled young girl who escapes from her family and school conflicts by engaging in even more fantastical ones: battling giants.

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Power and who gets access to that power is the root of the conflict in Star Wars: The Last Jedi. And where does that power lie but in the Force, that all-encompassing, vaguely defined power that only the Jedi and the Sith can wield, and no one else. Until Rey.

She may be one of the first “ordinary” people has a natural knack with the Force, but if the events of Last Jedi are anything to go by, she won’t be the last. For many Star Wars fans, this has become a point of contention — the moment where director Rian Johnson loses them and blatantly disrespects all Star Wars mythology that has been built up until now. But these new rules of the Force are canon, whether they like it or not. And now a canon Star Wars comic book is re-enforcing those rules.

Spoilers for Star Wars: The Last Jedi below.

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valkyrie marvel comics

In a movie jam-packed with scene-stealing characters (Korg!) and moments (Thor imitating Loki turning into a snake!), Tessa Thompson‘s Valkyrie threatened to steal the entirety of Thor: Ragnarok. Her beer-guzzling, tortured mercenary swaggered into Thor’s life and into the pop culture pantheon, becoming far and away the fan favorite character of the movie. And now she’s making her way to the Marvel comic books, too.

A new version of Valkyrie, modeled very closely on Thompson’s mercenary introduced in Thor: Ragnarok, will make her debut in the Marvel comic Exiles.

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Marvel Comics Reveals Thanos’ Original Birth Name

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I know what you’ve been thinking every time you lay eyes on Thanos, the Big Bad who has terrorized the Avengers for decades and who looms large over the Marvel Cinematic Universe’s upcoming Avengers: Infinity War: What’s beneath that crinkly, purple exterior? What is he thinking? What’s his original name?

Yes, Thanos’ name was almost not Thanos. That’s something you’ll only learn in the ongoing Marvel Comics series Thanos, which revealed the Mad Titan’s true birth name in issue #14. And no, it’s not something mundane like “Todd.”

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Venom movie

Venom, the movie that is definitely real and not an elaborate early April Fools’ hoax, will be based on some very real comic book storylines.

Director Ruben Fleischer has the unenviable task of bringing the popular Spider-Man antihero to the big screen, sans Spider-Man. Thankfully, he has a plethora of Venom comic book arcs and issues to draw from. But no one Venom storyline will do — he’s going to adapt two.

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labyrinth comic book

Say it with me: dance, magic, dance, the Goblin King is returning to our lives! This time, Jareth — the original Babe with the power of voodoo (over my heart) — will be casting his spell over readers of a new Labyrinth comic book from writer Simon Spurrier and artist Daniel Bayliss. The comic book series, titled Jim Henson’s Labyrinth, will explore the origin story of Jareth the Goblin King and how he came to reside over the titular mystical labyrinth.

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