Frank Miller Superman comic

Comic book writer and artist Frank Miller believes he’s never had a “meaningful crack at Superman.” He’s now taking his shot with a new Superman project. The author of The Dark Knight Returns, Sin City, and Batman: Year One is revolving his Superman story around the Man of Steel’s younger years. “It’s telling his beginnings from when Pa Kent discovered him in the cornfield, and the little boy goes to youth, and then to manhood,” Miller said. According to artist John Romita Jr., who worked with Miller on “Daredevil: The Man Without Fear,” Superman: Year One isn’t exactly a retelling of that familiar tale.

Below, Romita Jr. discusses the Frank Miller Superman comic.

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At the comic shop, Kick-Ass is over. The final issue of the series, Kick-Ass 3 #8, recently hit shelves, ending a six-year run for writer Mark Millar and artist John Romita Jr. That run didn’t only begin with the comics though. Filmmaker Matthew Vaughn developed the first Kick-Ass movie in tandem with Millar and Romita Jr. and hit theaters in 2010. It wasn’t a massive theatrical hit, but enjoyed success overall and spawned a film sequel in 2012. Kick-Ass 2, directed by Jeff Wadlow, was much less successful. Still, with only one film to go to complete the trilogy, many have wondered if the Kick-Ass 3 comics will also get adapted into a movie. According to Millar, it’s possible, but nothing is in the works. Read his Kick Ass 3 movie quotes below. Read More »

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Want to see a possible glimpse of Captain America’s new suit in Captain America: The Winter Soldier? How much could Iron Man 3 make opening weekend? Which actor is being used in concept art to play The Flash in Justice League? Will Halle Berry‘s pregnancy change X-Men Days of Future Past? Has an official image from R.I.P.D. finally been revealed? Read about all that and more in today’s Superhero Bits. Read More »

Official Synopsis for ‘Kick-Ass 2’ Revealed

With shooting on Kick-Ass 2 well underway, Universal has released an official synopsis for the Jeff Wadlow-directed adaptation of Mark Millar and John Romita Jr.‘s comics. Those who’ve been following our updates on the project won’t be surprised to see that it seems to follow the “bigger is better” rule of sequels — not that we’re complaining when the new cast members include John Leguizamo and Jim Carrey. Hit the jump to get the details.

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Thanks in a large part to this past weekend’s The Avengers, we’ve got a ton of superhero-related odds and ends for you today. After the jump:

  • Kick-Ass illustrator claims sequel will shoot this summer
  • Scarlett Johansson really wants a Black Widow spinoff
  • Joss Whedon isn’t ready to think about Avengers 2 yet
  • Captain America 2 will be closely linked to Avengers
  • Ben Kingsley is still developing his Iron Man 3 character

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First Look: Kick-Ass 2

Judging by the box office numbers, we might not ever see a big screen sequel to Kick-Ass… but you never know. The first issue of the six-issue comic book sequel “Kick-Ass 2: Balls to the Wall” written by Mark Millar with art by John Romita Jr. was released yesterday. You can pick up the book at your local comic book store for $2.99. Hit the jump to see the first 6 pages of the 32 page comic.

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I think I’m one of the few that is still on the fence about Kick-Ass, the upcoming adaptation of Mark Millar and John Romita Jr‘s comic book by director Matthew Vaughn. I wasn’t as wowed by the Comic Con footage as many were. But one of the things I am intrigued about with respect to the project is Romita’s animated sequence that will appear somewhere in the flick. We learned about this a couple of months ago, and now the artist has spilled some details of what we can expect to see. Read More »

Movie Posters: The Box and Kick-Ass

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Richard Kelly has posted on Twitter the final poster for his upcoming sci-fi thriller The Box. And AICN has a first look at a Comic-Con exclusive poster for Matthew Vaughn‘s Kick-Ass, drawn by series artist John Romita, Jr. Vaughn, Romita and some of the cast will apparently be on hand from 3:15-4:00pm fto sign the poster for fans prior to their Hall H presentation at 5:45pm. Location information will be revealed later.

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Last week we were the first to break the news that Matthew Vaughn would be premiering footage from his big screen adaptation of Kick-Ass at a panel at San Diego Comic-Con. I have some more big of new news regarding the panel and some new exclusive photos for you to look at.

Comic book artist and one of the film’s producers John Romita Jr has been officially announced as one of the panelists joining director Matthew Vaughn (Stardust, Layer Cake) on Thursday, July 23 during the Kick-Ass panel (which is toward the end of the day). I can’t tell you how excited I am to finally see some footage from this film.

On to the exclusive photos: After the jump, I have the full photo of Aaron Johnson as Kick-Ass / Dave with his hood off (partly seen above) and behind the scenes snap of John Romita Jr. (left) and creator/writer Mark Millar (right) on set.

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