Joseph Gordon-Levitt broke some pretty big news on his official Twitter profile last night that sent comic book fans into a tizzy as soon as he posted his tweet. JGL has informed us that he is working with author Neil Gaiman and screenwriter David Goyer (from the Batman films) to bring Gaiman‘s comic book series The Sandman to the big screen. As soon as the news started to make the rounds, media outlets started to proclaim that JGL would be starring in and/or directing the film … but he has clarified that — thus far — he has only signed on to produce the film. Click below to read Joe‘s exact tweets to learn the news directly from him and GET EXCITED, y’all! This is very, very good news, I think. More »
'Dexter Down Under'
Back in April, before the final season of Dexter aired on Showtime last summer, we learned that author Jeff Lindsay teamed up with Marvel Comics to publish a 5 issue run of Dexter comic books. Today, we learn that Marvel and Lindsay want to continue their collaboration with a new comic book series that will pick up where the Dexter TV series left off. Titled Dexter Down Under, this comic book series will tell the tale of Dexter Morgan (and his serial killer killing ways) as he finds new life outside of his usual Miami, FL setting. More »
Meet the new Ms. Marvel
Marvel Comics has announced that their roster of superheroes is about to be a bit more diversified because next year a new Ms. Marvel will be introduced … and she will be Muslim. In February 2014, Ms. Marvel #1 will be released featuring Kamala Khan as the new superhero but she will be formerly introduced in January in a prequel comic. For the first time in Marvel Comics history, one of its superheroes will be a Muslim woman. How cool is that? More »
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"Ben Wants No Bat Nipples"
An interesting piece of comic book concept art is making the rounds today that shows Ben Affleck as he might appear as Batman in comic form. Artist Steve Scott has worked previously with Christopher Nolan on comic book adaptations of his Dark Knight films but it’s unknown if Scott worked up this concept drawing in any official capacity. As you can see in the full size image below, there are notes in the margins of the drawing that make clear that the new Batman suit created for Ben Affleck will have no Bat Nipples. I repeat, the new Batman suit will have NO BAT NIPPLES. This has to be the best news I’ve heard personally since word of Affleck‘s casting as Batman was revealed last month. More »
Back in May we learned that Archie Comics character Kevin Keller was going to enjoy his first same-sex kiss in Kevin Keller #10 and today we get to see how that kiss will be featured in the comic book out this month. As you may recall, this sweet kiss comes with a bit of controversy within the story as Kevin‘s kiss inspires a hateful protest from homophobes … much like the real life homophobes that exist in real life. Click below to see Kevin and his boyfriend kiss and see the ridiculous reaction it gets from a very small-minded character in the comic book. More »
Super Friends, Together At Last
San Diego Comic-Con is the place where pretty amazing news breaks … and yesterday, some pretty effing amazing news was announced that will change the lives of comic book fans FOREVER! After a series of very successful movies based on Batman and a series of successful movies based on Superman, the decision has finally been made to made a movie where Batman and Superman will appear in the same film. For a while now, we’ve been hearing that DC Comics is looking for a way to make a Justice League movie (much like Marvel Comics did with their superhero group movie The Avengers) and it looks like this planned Superman/Batman movie will be the first step in that direction. No title has been announced and no plot details have yet been revealed but it was suggested that the movie was inspired by Frank Miller‘s graphic novel The Dark Knight Returns. AHHH. It’s a lot to take in, click below to learn more. More »
OMG! I hope you’re sitting down for this cuz … you’re gonna need to sit down for this. NBC has decided to release a series of digital comic books based on some of their classic TV shows from the 80′s and 90′s … INCLUDING SAVED BY THE BELL! OMG, yes, for real! In addition to the Bell comic, we can also look forward to digital comic book releases of Knight Rider, Miami Vice, Punky Brewster and MORE! WOOT!!! Sound interesting to you? Read on to learn more! More »
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Holy shizz, y’all! Comic books fans have great cause to REJOICE because Vertigo Comics have officially announced the return of Neil Gaiman‘s AMAAAAAAZING comic book series The Sandman! During his book reading/signing event here in LA last week, Gaiman made very brief mention of the return of The Sandman but honestly, I thought he misspoke or I misheard or something. The Sandman ended its run many years ago and I never dreamed that it might return … guess I was wrong! Beginning this October, a NEW Sandman story will be told in the pages of Vertigo comics … the Endless will return! More »
SPOILER ALERT WARNING ... KINDA
Remember those photos we saw earlier in the week from the NYC set of The Amazing Spider-Man 2 where Spidey (Andrew Garfield) was swinging around with his lady love Gwen Stacy (Emma Stone) as they filmed an action-packed scene for the film? Well, the industrious folks at Entertainment Weekly seem to think that those scenes depict a MAJOR development in the Spider-Man storyline that might tell us the direction of the film. Now, I should warn you that this information could be considered spoilery since it concerns possible plot developments of a movie that won’t be out until next year. That said, all of this information about the Spider-Man story is quite old … and is already common knowledge to longtime fans. Still, if you are totally unfamiliar with the Spider-Man story, you might want to avoid the possible spoilers below. Otherwise, dive in and OMG with me. More »
'Kevin Keller #10' is Out in August
Back in 2010 we learned that the famously wholesome Archie Comics was introducing a gay character named Kevin Keller. In 2011 we learned that Kevin Keller was getting his own spin-off comic book series. In 2012 we (kinda sorta) got to see Kevin get married to his boyfriend Dr. Clay Walker (in a future dream sequence). Today we learn that 2013 will bring Kevin Keller the first same-sex kiss to be featured in the world of Archie Comics, yay! Click below to get a sneak peek of Kevin‘s same-sex smooch as featured in an upcoming issue of Kevin Keller. More »