Dredd, created by Pete Travis and Alex Garland and starring Karl Urban as the grim and violent title character, wasn’t much of a hit when it was in theaters in 2012. But it has found significant life on disc, as audiences discover that the straight-shooting story of extreme law enforcement in a terrible future stands as a solid action movie.
And now the sequel is coming to the States, but not in the form many people might want. Dredd: Underbelly is a comic book continuation of the film’s story, and it will be published in the US next month by 2000AD. Read More »
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Chuck Palahniuk is finally ready to break the first rule and talk about his sequel to Fight Club. Wait, wait, pitchforks down, it’s cool, this isn’t a movie. It isn’t even a traditional novel; it will be a graphic novel. In fact, there might be more than one.
Whatever form it takes, how do you follow a savage skewering of masculine ideas? Turns out, it’s all about the protagonist of the original story inheriting some of the stuff he railed against when we first got to know him. Read More »
We may not ever see another new feature film directed by animation master Hayao Miyazaki, but with the revelation of his post-filmmaking plans, it’s easy to imagine that at least one more of the director’s stories is destined for the screen.
This past weekend, Stuio Ghibli producer Toshio Suzuki appeared on Japanese television show Sekai-ichi Uketai Jugyo, where he was asked about Miyazaki’s plans now that he’s done with directing feature films. The answer was surprising: ”I think he will serialize a manga. From the beginning, he likes drawing about his favorite things. That’s his stress relief.” Read More »
Posted on Friday, November 8th, 2013 by Angie Han
When Ms. Marvel returns to Marvel Comics in February, she won’t look much like the blond-haired, blue-eyed soldier you remember. In fact, she won’t look like most other superheroes at all.
The publisher announced this week that they would launch a new series built around Kamala Khan, the next character to take on the Ms. Marvel moniker held by Carol Danvers before she refashioned herself Captain Marvel. What makes Khan pretty unusual in the comic book universe is that she’s a Muslim teenager from Jersey City. Hit the jump to get a first look at Marvel’s newest do-gooder.
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Briefly: We have no idea when we’ll see Bong Joon-ho‘s film Snowpiercer in the US, or what form the film will be in when we do get the chance. But now English readers will have a chance to dig into the original version of the story.
The French graphic novel Le Transperceneige, written by Jacques Lob and Benjamin Legrand, and illustrated by Jean-Marc Rochette, provided the inspiration for the film, but the book has not ever been published in an English translation. That changes early next year, when a two-volume translation will arrive from Titan Comics. Volume 1: The Escape is set to street on Jan. 29, 2014, and Volume 2: The Explorers will be available on Feb. 25, 2014. Presumably there will be a one-volume collection down the line, likely with a few extra bits, but for now we know only of these two volumes.
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Quentin Tarantino‘s original screenplay for Django Unchained was adapted into comic book form over the past year, presenting realizations of scenes that didn’t end up in the final film. The screenplay was adapted by producer Reginald Hudlin and drawn by R.M. Guera (SCALPED), Jason Latour, Denys Cowan and Danijel Zezelj.
For those who like to wait to pick up one volume rather than several, the hardcover collection is hitting next week. Check out Tarantino’s list of fave western comics below, along with a few pages from the collection. Read More »
Here’s what we know about the bad guys in Marc Webb‘s 2014 sequel, The Amazing Spider-Man 2. Jamie Foxx plays Electro in a leading role. Paul Giamatti is Rhino, in a supporting role and Chris Cooper and Dane DeHaan play Norman and Harry Osborn, who may or may not become Green Goblins. Several of those actors have also hinted that the film, which will be followed by two more sequels, is building to a Sinister Six storyline (think The Avengers of bad guys). But until we see a trailer, or more importantly the film, how far along this movie takes that idea will be up for discussion.
A viral marketing website keeps providing more clues, though. The Daily Bugle Tumblr continues to report “news” from the Spider-Man universe and in the latest post, three names are mentioned that tie directly into the histories of famous Spidey villains Venom and Hobgoblin. Read More »
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Posted on Tuesday, October 8th, 2013 by Angie Han
Months after that first cryptic D23 tease, Marvel Comics and Walt Disney Imagineering are finally ready to share their “something weird.” The companies announced today the launch of Disney Kingdoms: Seekers of the Weird, the first comic book published under the just-minted Disney Kingdoms banner.
As has long been speculated, the series takes its inspiration from the never-built Museum of the Weird attraction at Disneyland. Brandon Siefert is writing the book, with art by Karl Moline. Get a look at the cover after the jump.
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