In anticipation of the Oldboy remakes upcoming release, FilmDistrict has been putting out an online comic series (that they are calling a graphic novel) on their tumblr site. Part 2 (of 3) of the graphic novel was just released, written by Jason Badower with are from Rich Silverman.
If you’re all geared up for Spike Lee’s remake, it’s worth checking out, though they make it unnecessarily difficult for you to actually read the pages. You have to open each image in a new tab to get a readable size. READ MORE
Brain Boy? What’s that? I had no idea and I’m glad I found out. The latest and greatest recreation from the creators of uber-entertaining stories like Incredible Hercules and dynamic artwork from Superboy bring us “Brain Boy” #3. What’s the world’s most powerful telepath to do? Let’s find out, shall we? READ MORE
“B.P.R.D. Hell on Earth: Lake of Fire” has had a major impact on the overall story line through the first 3 issues. Mignola and Arcudi continue to add different layers to the plot gearing up for the final issue. I’m very excited with the level of energy this series is producing right now, so much has been leading up to this point what with Abe, Liz and Zinco Corp. As the this arc comes to an end the course of the B.P.R.D. will be a little more clear as will the chosen paths of Fenix and Liz Sherman. READ MORE
While continuing to horrify fans with its disturbing imagery, “Hellraiser: The Dark Watch” #10 lets loose on an all-out battle between two demonic races. The previous installments have been foreshadowing an upcoming Demon War and now, the “Hellraiser” series delivers on that gory promise and more as the action kicks in. READ MORE
A few months back, BOOM! teased us that they would be launching yet another imprint. They have finally revealed that said imprint is Boom! Box, which will focus on experimental comics. As vague as that sounds, the thing that will tie all the books together under the new banner is “a gleeful energy focused on creating comics purely “for the love of it.”” I hope most people out there are creating comics “for the love of it”, but it hopefully BOOM! Box will try to step outside the bounds of classic comics.
The first series under the imprint will be the sc-fi book “The Midas Flesh”, coming from the creative team behind the “Adventure Time” comics, writer Ryan North and artists Shelli Paroline and Braden Lamb. READ MORE
Moon Knight has had a tough time maintaining his own ongoing series over the past decade. The Brian Bendis/Alex Maleev series from 2012 was one of my favorite books at the time, only to be canceled at 12 issues. Hopefully this will change because Marvel has just announced that the great Warren Ellis will be handling the insane hero in a new monthly series, and he promises to bring his crime touch to the book that we all know and love. Declan Shalvey and Jordie Bellaire will be handling art duties. Take a look at the first few pages below.
Look for “Moon Knight” #1 this March. READ MORE
Schmoes Know is prematurely reporting that Norman Reedus is the top choice for “James” in Relativity’s The Crow reboot.
They also feel the need to share some unnecessary news that could be damaging, stating that Kristen Stewart was originally eyed for “Shelley” until the producers and studio “shied away from the idea after hearing that she wouldn’t attract an audience.”
None of this is real news as we can give you a laundry list of people the producers “want” to send an offer to. And having interest in a specific actor is a step backwards from actually making an offer, also noting that they’d have to accept the offer to become attached. To say this news is premature is an understatement.
Luke Evans plays man brutally murdered comes back to life as an undead avenger of his and his fiancée’s murder. READ MORE
Last week, Titan Publishing release “Aunt Marie’s Book of Lore”, which explores the monsters, weapons, and potions of hit NBC series “Grimm”. Every page is done in notebook style with original artwork, accompanied by detailed descriptions. It’s a gorgeous book, and you can take a look at some preview pages after the jump. READ MORE
As the book nears completion, Dark Horse’s “Kiss Me, Satan!” continues to power through its narrative of violence and death without mercy. With only two installments left in the miniseries, the third installment sees huge plot developments and unexpected twists that effectively showcase Victor Gischler and Juan Ferreyra best work in the KMS universe to date. READ MORE
Do you like holidays? Of course. Do you like books? You probably do if you’re reading this. Do you like Mars? The planet or the candy, it doesn’t matter. Have you ever wondered was there anything those wacky Martians won’t attack? Wonder no more. The answer is no. They are as shameless as Deadpool used to be in going in and maiming everything possible. Halloween, Veterans Day, Thanksgiving, Christmas, Moby Dick, Jekyll & Hyde, and Robinson Crusoe are all on the menu in this buffet of Martian tales. “Mars Attacks The Human Condition” showcases a healthy mix of creators and settings for those glass-domed goofs to destroy, destroy, destroy! READ MORE
As each installment becomes even more unsettling than the last, “Sheltered” #5 kicks up the excitement another notch. The “Sheltered” series has become a creepy and moody thriller about angst-ridden teens trapped in their self-made prison. READ MORE
Never slowing down, “The Strain: The Fall” #5 delivers a twisted roller-coaster ride at full speed. While anxiously awaiting for the TV series to surface on FX, fans will have to settle for this amazing adaptation of the best-selling trilogy of novels by Guillermo Del Toro and Chuck Hogan. READ MORE
IDW Publishing recently kicked off IDW Entertainment to help develop and produce TV shows and films based on IDW Publishing’s extensive comic book catalog. They just announced that their first project is now in the works, which is to develop writer/actor/director/producer Michael Chiklis’ “Pantheon” comic book series.
The series revolves around the concept of Greek Gods returning to the present day. No word on when production will begin. READ MORE
BadassDigest reports some pretty insane news, stating that “trusted sources” tell them that David Goyer has pitched Warner Bros a take on Sandman, Neil Gaiman’s career-defining comic, and the studio has been very receptive.
Geoff Johns, DC’s Hollywood man, is very behind Goyer’s version, says the site further adding that Joseph Gordon-Levitt, pictured, is involved, almost certainly intending to play Morpheus, the lead character!
They clarify that this is early stuff and in the most vestigial of stages, stating that they aren’t even sure that anyone has spoken to Neil Gaiman about this yet. READ MORE
It’s that time of the week! We’ve got a pretty topical question this week given some controversy on BD regarding shows like “The Walking Dead”, and the upcoming “Preacher” series that was announced this week. But the reality is that ever since Sam Raimi’s Spider-Man adaptation back in 2002, comic book properties have taken over screens, big and small. So, how do you feel about so many comics being adapted to film and TV? READ MORE
The upcoming “Kill Shakespeare” board game, set for a 2014 release, just signed on J.K. Woodward and Dave Dorman as the art team. Woodward will be in charge of creating the art for the playing cards, and Dorman will be handling the “Kill Shakespeare” box art. Check out more details below. READ MORE
BOOM! Studios is finally catching up with the times. They just released a big load of graphic novels and collections through the ComiXology app. Check out all the titles below. READ MORE
In recent years, the idea of romanticizing murder has become common in fiction. Many books, television series and movies have left audiences wondering what it would be like to kill someone and get away with it. Top Cow’s new series “A Voice In The Dark” by writer/artist Larime Taylor takes that idea and transplants readers straight into the mind of a killer. READ MORE
At its very core Matt Fraction and Chip Zdarsky’s “Sex Criminals” seems to be a deconstruction of mutual attraction. Centering on the overwhelming feeling of finding someone in which you can truly be yourself completely and the sexual lust that goes along with it. Each page is dripping with realism and a hint of superficiality. Suzie and John think they’re in love, but this issue makes the effort to show a relationship built around lust. READ MORE
“Buzzkill” goes through the motions this month as Ruben tries to clear his conscience of all those that he wronged. Along the way we’re introduced to complicated past relationships with a myriad of colorful heroes, love life complications, and a major challenge that could potentially destroy our hero. The comedic insight on addiction doesn’t stop this month, but the real star of the show is Ruben’s past. READ MORE
Kicking off in March, Valiant is gearing up for a four-issue crossover event between “Archer & Armstrong” and “Bloodshot” titled “Mission: Improbable”. The event will be handled by Fred Van Lente and Pere Perez on “Archer” as well as Christos Gage, Joshua Dysart, and Tom Raney on “Bloodshot”.
The infamous buddy team will be playing hard ball with Bloodshot and H.A.R.D Corps, mixing the adventure style with the hard-hitting action of the respective titles. It’s not going to be an easy fight for either side. READ MORE
With a gritty atmosphere and an intricate plot, “Dead Body Road” #1 has a string of tough-talking characters, snappy dialogue, and pulpy humor. This is a page-turning crime thriller that lives for a high body count. Justin Jordan looks to have another hit with “Dead Body Road”. READ MORE
Earlier today, Scott Snyder revealed some teaser art via Twitter for “Batman Eternal”, a weekly series that he will be showrunning in the New Year.
The artwork by Jason Fabok shows plenty of characters that will crop up throughout the new series, and DC also says it is full of hints and Easter eggs if you can spot them. For more info on “Batman Eternal”, tune into this week’s episode of DC All Access, featuring a revealing chat with Batnab group editor Mike Marts.
Happy Batsgiving! READ MORE
After scoring with live action web series based on the “Halo” and “Mortal Kombat” video game franchises, Machinima is turning to comicbooks for new programming. Variety reports that the online entertainment player, whose audience is made up mostly of young males age 18-35, has paired with producer Adrian Askarieh to produce a 10-minute pilot based on “Enormous,” a graphic novel that revolves around a cataclysmic ecological event that creates massive beasts that overrun human civilization and puts mankind at the bottom of the food chain.
Askarieh’s Prime Universe Productions will produce the pilot for Machinima before turning it into a full-fledged series that can play on various digital platforms the company appears on, including the new Xbox One.
BenDavid Grabinski, who helmed the short “Cost of Living” (more details here), will direct the pilot whose concept is a blend of Cloverfield and “The Walking Dead.” Grabinski penned the script with Andre Ovredal (Troll Hunter).
The project is in the midst of being cast, with a December shoot in L.A. being eyed. READ MORE