The original script for Django Unchained was adapted into comic book form in 2013, and now Django is making a return to comic pages. Even better, his creator, Quentin Tarantino, will join the list of film directors who have dabbled in comics. Tarantino is co-writing a story that will match up Django and Zorro, to be co-published by Dynamite Entertainment and DC. Read More »
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Though he’s been wrapped up in Hollywood, Frank Miller is still one of the most important comic book writers of his generation. He created some of the most recognizable and significant comics out there, and his takes on Daredevil and Batman remain influential to this day. His iconic story The Dark Knight Returns, for example, is even being used as a heavy influence on the upcoming Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice.
In recent years, Miller has been adapting some of his comics, most notably Sin City and Sin City: A Dame to Kill For, to the big screen. But in a new Reddit AMA, he expressed an interest in writing new Captain America comic book stories for Marvel. And Marvel could be interested. Read the Frank Miller Captain America quotes below. Read More »
Oni Press has given Slashfilm readers something very cool. For free.
The company behind Scott Pilgrim vs. The World has allowed us to upload the entire first issue of their new comic, The Auteur from Rick Spears and James Callahan. It’s a smart and funny, yet gruesome and twisted tale of a big time Hollywood producer and how he reacts to his first major flop. The writing teems with insider movie quips and the art beautifully clashes with that humor in a hyper-real, violent way. It’s like a grounded Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas, if Hunter S. Thompson was a film producer and his Las Vegas was Tinsletown.
It’s super-fun read; if you don’t believe me, you can check out or download the entire first issue below. Read More »
2014 is the 75th anniversary of one of the world’s most popular superheroes: Batman. The character has been imagined, reimagined, rebooted, redressed and revered for the better part of eight decades. This year, DC has a lots of big plans for The Dark Knight. One of those was a big panel at WonderCon 2014 featuring some of the men responsible for carrying the cape and cowl legacy for the past few decades.
Below, check out a full 30 minute video of the WonderCon Batman 75th anniversary panel featuring Kevin Conroy, Jim Lee, Bruce Timm, Peter Girardi, Kevin Smith and Ralph Garman. Read More »
Twenty years ago, when a character died in comic books, it was a big deal. Now, it’s pretty obvious very few people in comic books who are killed stay dead. DC Comics was never going to get rid of Superman. Captain America isn’t going the way of the dodo. And Marvel’s latest plan surely won’t stick either. Still, they’re planning on offing one of their most popular characters, one believed to be immortal, so it’s worth talking about.
Below, find out who’s dying, when, where, and what Marvel Studios president Kevin Feige thinks about Marvel death in the Cinematic Universe. Read More »
It’s a long-standing practice in comic book publishing: create stories that leap off from or are related to popular movies. Dark Horse Comics all but relied on runs of Aliens comics to keep the publisher going in early years; even Marvel scored with the Star Wars comic series in the late ’70s and early ’80s, just to name a couple obvious examples.
And so seeing that Boom! Studios may be doing some sort of Big Trouble in Little China comic book, even with the involvement of Goon creator Eric Powell, may not be a huge deal. Great for the hardcore fans and those who like Powell’s work (which should be everyone, really, because he’s quite good) but maybe not such a big deal for an audience that just wants films.
Thing is, Boom! Studios has a really interesting deal with Fox that makes us wonder about the potential for this title.
Update: More details have been revealed. The comic will be a direct sequel to the film, with the participation of director John Carpenter. More info follows the poster image pasted below.
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Posted on Monday, March 3rd, 2014 by Angie Han
Girls‘ Adam Driver was the subject of some comic book rumors recently, as was his co-star Allison Williams. Now Girls creator Lena Dunham is getting some comic book news of her very own, albeit not of the superhero movie casting variety.
Dunham has been set to pen a four-issue story arc for Archie Comics, with the first installment debuting sometime in 2015. Apparently she’s a longtime fan of the series, and even owns the first Archie comic. Hit the jump for plot details and more.
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Posted on Thursday, January 30th, 2014 by Angie Han
Chuck Palahniuk‘s comic book sequel to Fight Club, first announced last year, is moving forward with some help from a notable writer. Matt Fraction, the Eisner-winning scribe behind Image Comics’ Sex Criminals and Marvel Comics’ Hawkeye, is reviewing the script, as revealed by Palahniuk himself. Get all the latest details on the book after the jump.
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