"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 »
Dexter Will Live On
Back in the Summer of 2011 it was first announced that the Showtime series Dexter, based on the novels by Jeff Lindsay, would be adapted into a comic book series for Marvel Comics. The book was due out in February but … it was never released. Today we learn that the Dexter comic book is still on track for release but, instead, it won’t be out until July … which times nicely with the release of the final season of the Dexter series on Showtime. HMMM. Click below to see the two covers for Dexter #1 and learn more about the much-delayed release of this new comic book series. More »
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Big, Bad and Blue
Back in December we learned officially that actor Jamie Foxx won the role of the villainous Electro in the forthcoming superhero sequel film The Amazing Spider-Man 2. Back in February, we saw the first photos of actor Andrew Garfield on the Amazing set in his newly revamped Spider-Man costume. A day later, we got our first look at Shailene Woodley in the role of Mary Jane Watson. Today we get another update from the set of The Amazing Spider-Man 2 … today we get our FIRST LOOK at Jamie Foxx in costume as Electro. It was reported previously that this film version of Electro would be a little different … as you can see in the photos below, he looks pretty different. More »
Last week we learned that Batwoman proposed to her comic book girlfriend in Batwoman #17 and today we’ve got some new gay comic book news to share. Wolverine, one of the most famous and most beloved members of Marvel Comics‘s X-Men series is revealed as a gay mutant superhero in X-Treme X-Men #9. Now, before y’all get excited about the prospect of hot man-on-man action between Wolvie and his same sex lover, I should clarify that this version of the character is featured in an alternate universe storyline … so this gay version of Wolverine is just a one-off. BUT STILL … I think comic book fans will welcome a muscly, hairy and gay Wolverine any way they can get him. Click below to see this version of Wolverine in all his hot gay glory. More »