This already looks better than the forthcoming 'Jem' movie
Back in March we first learned that the ’80s cartoon Jem and the Holograms was being adapted into a live-action feature film … but after the first promo photos were released and after we learned that the entire movie was filmed in just a couple of weeks, I lost all hope that the Jem movie will turn out well at all. Today, new hope has arisen with the release of the cover of a new comic book based on the Jem and the Holograms characters. As you can see in the gallery presented here, Jem, the Holograms, the Misfits and Jem/Jerrica‘s boyfriend Rio have all been updated with a punky new look. The first photo in the gallery is the cover of Jem and the Holograms #1 but the rest of the photos are early character sketches by artist Ross Campbell (I think the Pizzazz sketch is my fave) that look to be the blueprint for how the characters may turn out in the comic book series. My first reaction is that I love this fun new look for the characters. The shaved heads, the funky hairstyles, the crazy colors — I’m totally on board. I suspect that some Jem purists may not be happy with this new version of the characters but I have a feeling that this comic book series is going to turn out LIGHT YEARS better than the live-action movie will turn out. Have a look at the new version of Jem and see what you think. Does the new Jem look totally outrageous or nah?
A New Era Begins
Back in July, Marvel Comics announced that one of their biggest superheroes, Captain America, would become a Black man and today All-New Captain America #1 — which features Samuel Wilson as the new Captain America — is available for purchase. Marvel has decided to bring big changes to some of their biggest, most popular comic book heroes (including Thor, the God of Thunder, who is now a woman) and this new Captain America is leading the charge. A new era in the Marvel Comics universe has begun. More »
Starring Lynda Carter (The One and ONLY Wonder Woman)
After the success of the comic book series based on the Batman TV show of the 1960s, DC Comics has decided to launch a new digital comic book based on the Wonder Woman TV show of the 1970s. Ever since The Adventures of Wonder Woman debuted on TV back in 1975, actress Lynda Carter has been the only living, breathing Wonder Woman that the world has ever had (tho, Gal Gadot will take up the new mantle of Wonder Woman when Batman V. Superman: Dawn of Justice hits theaters in 2016) … and, as such, Carter‘s likeness will be used in this new digital comic book series. As a HUGE fan of Wonder Woman and as someone who once believed that he was going to marry Wonder Woman, I wholly approve of this new digital comic book series. More »
Posted under: 'Wonder Woman ‘77'
"We have very specific ideas about Daryl’s sexuality"
In an interview with Robert Kirkman, the creator of The Walking Dead, the subject of badass character Daryl Dixon‘s sexuality came up, prompting Kirkman to comment a bit about whether or not the character will be portrayed as gay on the TV series. Daryl Dixon, as you may know, is played by actor Norman Reedus and, thus far, he has not had any romantic relationships at all on the show. When asked if Daryl will be gay on the show and/if he will have a romantic relationship on the show, Kirkman gave as much information as he could without spoiling the forthcoming season. Click below to read what he had to say. More »
The hosts got a surprise call from the director
This is such a great story. You never know who’s listening to your radio show (or reading your blog), so you should always be prepared to defend your opinions! The hosts (and listeners) of Detroit’s 97.1 The Ticket‘s Stoney and Bill radio show got quite the surprise when Batman V Superman director Zack Snyder called in to defend the honor of Aquaman. Rumor has it, the superhero will be in the film—of course, my favorite part of that rumor is that Jason Momoa will be playing him. The hosts of the show were apparently talking smack about Aquaman, and Snyder wasn’t having it, lol! Click inside for more!
'There's a comic book called Gen 13...'
I don’t know about you, but I am sooo psyched to read Trent’s forthcoming review of Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, which he got to see last night. Recently Megan Fox made some comments about people who might not like the movie (in which she suggested that they “go f— off”), but it sounds like it’s getting rave reviews from a lot of fans. There’s also been a lot of talk about women in comics, and Fox is speaking out now too. She’s ready to play a superhero, and she’s got some pretty cool ideas. Click inside for more!
Posted under: 'Gen 13', Megan Fox
Photography by Emilie Elizabeth
My good friend and photographer Emilie Elizabeth was in attendance at San Diego Comic-Con this year with her trusty camera and she snapped some of the best photos that came out of SDCC this year … and she is graciously sharing some of her photos with us. Emilie was in San Diego all weekend long shooting many of the major events and as you can see in the gallery presented here, she really captured the fun of Comic-Con. She snapped photos of the Batman cowl/cape exhibit, she ran into folks like George RR Martin and Norman Reedus from The Walking Dead and she snapped lots of really amazing photos of many of the attendees all dressed up in costume. This gallery is just a sample of the photos she took all weekend long at SDCC — I think you will love them all. You can see more of Emilie‘s work on her official website HERE. Enjoy.
Orphan Black has proved to be a big hit with fans (if not Emmy Award voters) and so, to reward those fans, it has been decided that Orphan Black is getting its own comic book series. Set for release in early 2015, this new comic book series will tell “all-new stories” from the world of Orphan Black. So, not only will we have a third season to look forward to next year but we also have this new comic book series to look forward to as well. Uhhhh. Yeah, this only sounds like THE best idea in the world. More »
Posted under: 'Orphan Black'
Happy Batman Day
Today is Batman Day here on planet earth, which honors the 75th anniversary of the creation of the greatest superhero that has ever been and ever will be. Happy Batman Day to one and all! Here’s to 750 more years of The Dark Knight!
Coming in 2015
Author Chuck Palaniuk has announced that he has written a sequel to his 1996 novel Fight Club (which was adapted into a very successful film in 1999 that starred Brad Pitt and Edward Norton) that will be published next year as a Darkhorse Comics series. Fight Club 2 (terrible title, TBH) will be released next spring and will feature “the book’s unnamed narrator, Marla Singer and — of course — Tyler Durden“. As a huge fan of Fight Club (both the book and the movie), my initial reaction is Woot! But, speaking as fan, the more I think about a possible sequel … the less jazzed I am on the idea. Hmmm. More »