5 Worlds

Making comics can seem like a complete mystery to those who aren’t actively making them, but the conceit is simple: words and pictures tell a story. However, actually understanding how they move from concept to page can be a massive undertaking.

I recently sat down with the brilliant artist and author Mark Siegel (Sailor Twain, or the Mermaid in the Hudson) to talk about his gorgeous fantasy comic series 5 Worlds. Not only did Siegel share the story of how the sprawling epic came to be, but he also provided us with some exclusive process videos which showcase exactly how the lovely middle grade graphic novel series has come together. If you’ve ever wanted to learn how the proverbial sausage gets made, keep reading and get ready to explore the craft of making comics like never before. Read More »

the sculptor movie

Short Term 12 director Destin Daniel Cretton has lined up his next project. After wowing critics with his second feature film, Cretton’s next move has been highly anticipated and his newest project could be a project worthy of his talents.

Cretton is set to helm the feature adaptation of Scott McCloud‘s acclaimed graphic novel, The Sculptor. The project has been picked up by Warner Bros., and will soon head to the big screen.

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Darth Vader's Castle

Disney CEO Bob Iger recently indicated that production on Star Wars movies will be slowing down, but fans will still get their fill of a galaxy far, far away in Lucasfilm’s canonical novels, games, and comic books. Case in point: the pages of Marvel Comics’ Darth Vader #22 have revealed some new information for fans to chew over, including the secret purpose behind Darth Vader’s castle on Mustafar, as well as a newly-uncovered weapon that may be the single most evil device in all of Star Wars lore.
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captain marvel origin story

Some comic book characters’ backstories are simple. Batman’s parents are murdered in front of him, inspiring him to become The Dark Knight. Superman’s home planet explodes and he crash lands on Earth, etc.

The Captain Marvel origin story is…well, it’s considerably more complicated than that. But now Marvel Comics has decided to tweak it just a few months before the character takes center stage in her own solo movie – and the changes in the pages of the comic books now reflect Brie Larson‘s movie version.
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Chuck Wendig fired

Chuck Wendig, the best-selling author of the Aftermath trilogy of Star Wars novels and multiple Star Wars-related comics, has been fired by Marvel Entertainment. Wendig took to Twitter to share the reasons for his termination, and it basically boils down to the fact that the company didn’t like his tweets about politics. Read on for much more about this situation. Read More »

luke skywalker's last words

Marvel’s comic book adaptation of Star Wars: The Last Jedi fleshes out Rian Johnson‘s acclaimed film, inserting tiny gems that make Episode 8 feel all the richer. And while The Last Jedi provided us with the perfect ending to Luke’s (Mark Hamill) journey, the Star Wars: The Last Jedi comic book throws a cherry on top with its insight to Luke Skywalker’s last words.

Spoilers for Star Wars: The Last Jedi follow.

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hit girl the golden rage of hollywood

Hollywood predators are about to meet a bloody reckoning from our favorite pint-sized punisher. Hit-Girl makes a lauded return to the comic book pages in the newest Millarworld comic penned by Kevin Smith, aptly titled Hit-Girl: The Golden Rage of Hollywood.

In the upcoming 2019 series, the Kick-Ass breakout character portrayed by Chloe Grace Moretz in the movie adaptations is pitted against the predators of Hollywood to dole out brutal justice. And in a post-Weinstein world, it couldn’t come at a better time.

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buffy the vampire slayer dark horse

As we learned from last month’s confusion surrounding the Buffy the Vampire Slayer reboot, there can only be one Buffy. Now, it turns out, there can only be one Buffy title being produced at a time.

While we lie in wait for more news about the Buffy the Vampire Slayer reboot/sequel, creator Joss Whedon revealed that the Buffy the Vampire Slayer Dark Horse comic series will be wrapping up its lenghty run in the wake of Fox pulling the beloved show’s comic book license.

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Aquaman comic cover

DC Comics has been assembling a stellar lineup of creators as of late. Marvel mainstay Brian Bendis recently relaunched Superman with artists Joe Prado and Ivan Reis, while Ms. Marvel writer G. Willow Wilson is set to take over duties on Wonder Woman with Cary Nord this year. Add to that Grant Morrison and Liam Sharp’s Green Lantern re-imagining and you already have a veritable all-star team, but the powers that be over on the WB lot aren’t quite done shaking things up.

Ahead of Aquaman‘s big-screen outing this December, DC is going to re-tell the Atlantean king’s origin under the authorship of writer Kelly Sue DeConnick (Captain Marvel) and artist Robson Rocha (Green Lanterns). Read More »

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Green Lantern comic

DC’s Green Lantern mythos has always been a wellspring for incredible ideas, from alien rings that turn thought to reality, to Geoff Johns’ modern entangling of the visual spectrum with corresponding emotions. The well was arguably poisoned with the 2011 film adaptation, a cookie-cutter Hal Jordan story with an unearned character arc that left audiences feeling sour. And while there have been plenty of good Green Lantern comics since, the film side of things has struggled to get its Space Corps off the ground again.

One wonders, then, if that could change with this upcoming comic relaunch from artist Liam Sharp (Judge Dredd) and writer Grant Morrison (Batman, All-Star Superman). Read More »