"I am looking at the drawings, they have such wonderful detail in the costumes"
Great news, Anne Rice fans … today we learn that her classic novel Interview with the Vampire is being made into a graphic novel. The book has already been turned into a film (starring Brad Pitt and Tom Cruise) and a Broadway stage musical (which, sadly, didn’t live very long) so it seems perfectly natural for the story to made the transition to the comic book page. Rice herself is somewhat involved with the project. Click below to hear what she has to say about the Interview graphic novel and check out an illustration of the vampire child Claudia from the book. More »
Superman Starts Fresh in Action Comics #1
DC Comics is rebooting the entire DC Universe this Fall and when the Superman story starts over in Superman #1 and Action Comics #1, the boy in blue will not only be single (no Lois Lane romance for him) but he will also be rockin’ a slightly altered costume. DC is hoping to breathe new life into their comic book titles so … there will be pretty big changes all around the DC Universe. More »
Maddy is a 'Female Force' to be Reckoned With
Madonna has joined the ranks of celebs to be immortalized in a comic book title of her own by Bluewater Productions and today we get our first look at her first comic book title Female Force: Madonna. This comic, due out in August, will tell the biographical story of Madonna‘s life in cartoon form. Click below to get your first look at her comic book cover and read some deets about this forthcoming cartoony tribute to Her Madgesty. More »
Parker Peters Out
Superman did it. Batman did it. Earlier this year, The Human Torch did it. And now … Spider-Man is being killed off in issue No. 160 of Ultimate Spider-Man. Last Fall, Marvel Comics announced that there were plans in the works for the Ultimate Spider-Man comic book series to go out with a bang and this week, that bang has come. The final issue of Ultimate Spider-Man will be released tomorrow … and in it, Peter Parker will be killed off. Click below to check out the cover artwork of Ultimate Spider-Man Issue No. 160 along with some pages from inside the issue as well as some deets about how Parker will meet his end. More »
Posted under: 'Ultimate Spider-Man'
"Schwarzenegger is focusing on personal matters"
In the wake of this week’s shocking news that former California governor Arnold Schwarzenegger cheated on his wife of 25 years, Maria Shriver, with the family’s live-in housekeeper — with whom he fathered an illegitimate child — today we are learning that Arnold is putting his entertainment career on hold. Since ending his term as the governor of California, Schwarzenegger has been agreeing to appear in various entertainment projects. Yesterday, he issued a statement saying that his return to the world of Entertainment has been put on hold. Additionally, plans for his own comic book/animated series called The Governator have been canceled. More »
He Will Now Stand for Truth, Justice
and the American Way and That's All!
Ever since his creation, the alien super man named Kal-El who crash landed on Earth in the comic book series Superman has always been a US citizen. His adoptive parents in Kansas instilled him a respect for “truth, justice and the American way”. But in Action Comics #900, Superman will denounce his US citizenship after butting heads with the US government. Altho all of this takes place in the fictional world of comic books, I think it’s still a story worth blogging about … Superman will no longer be American. Whoa! More »
Posted under: Superman / Clark Kent
Early last month we learned that Bluewater Productions was planning the release of a comic book that would tell the tale of Charlie Sheen‘s lunacy and infamy. It would seem the folks at Bluewater have found their next infamous celebrity to pay homage to in comic book form … the infamous Lindsay Lohan. Lindsay will finally get a comic book like her fellow celebrity cohorts … but hers, unfortunately, will be all about her many, many, MANY legal woes. Check out the cover of Infamous: Lindsay Lohan below. More »
Presumably, We'll Get to See His Head this Time
Josh Pence, who played Tyler Winklevoss in the Academy Award-winning film The Social Network, has been cast as the young Ra’s al Ghul in the upcoming new Batman sequel film The Dark Knight Rises. Now, you may not recognize Pence from The Social Network because only his body appeared in the film. Actor Armie Hammer‘s head was superimposed on Pence‘s body for all of the Winklevoss twin scenes. In The Dark Knight Rises, I’m assuming, Josh Pence‘s own head will be used in all of his scenes. More »
The 'Green Lantern' Star Gets His Own Comic Book
Ryan Reynolds has already played a comic book hero in X-Men Origins: Wolverine and he will play another comic book hero in Green Lantern this Spring but today we learn that Ryan is getting a comic book of his very own. Hot on the heels of the Charlie Sheen comic book comes news that Bluewater Productions is readying the release of Fame: Ryan Reynolds … a comic book devoted to the life and work of Ryan Reynolds. More »
Posted under: 'Fame: Ryan Reynolds'
Arnold Schwarzenegger may not be the governor of California anymore but that doesn’t mean that he isn’t still the Governator. Ahhhnold has teamed up with comic book legend Stan Lee for a new comic book series titled The Governator based on a fictional Schwarzenegger superhero character. Ahhhnold and his Governator character are featured on the cover and in the pages of this week’s issue of Entertainment Weekly magazine. More »