Third Eye Comics just released a look at a new variant cover for Joe Harris’ upcoming “X-Files Season 10″ #1 from IDW Publishing. The classic tattoo inspired cover is drawn by Charles Paul Wilson III and the cover will be exclusive to the Third Eye shop.
The issue drops this June in shops everywhere. READ MORE
Due to the recent goings on in the Boston area, the Boston Comic Con, which was to take place over the weekend, has officially been postponed. The entire city is pretty much under lock down at this point, and the organizers of the con feel that it is necessary to hold off on the event in order to ensure the safety of everyone. They assure that the con will be rescheduled for a date in the not too distant future.
If you are in Boston, stay safe. READ MORE
Tyler Kirkham, known for his artwork on DC titles such as “New Guardians” and “Teen Titans” is co-writing a new series at Zenescope with Keith Thomas with art by David Miller. “Screwed” will see a young woman who wakes up covered in scars and no memory of how they came to be. The first issue of the book is set for release this June. READ MORE
Created, written, illustrated, and lettered by the brilliant Ted McKeever, Miniature Jesus #1 offers obscure perceptions of reality infused with a very special mix of raw sincerity and dark humor. The series follows a recovering alcoholic named Chomsky whose world is in a state of constant change due to the figurative and literal demons in his life. The first issue of ‘Miniature Jesus’ is a disorienting journey through the life of deeply troubled man. READ MORE
Revival is beginning to feel the effects of trying to juggle so many characters and plotlines in its first few issues. It’s a difficult task, and the way “Revival” has gone about it – cramming at least three stories per issue, then leaving them alone for at least the next – has made it difficult to keep up with the myriad plot lines or significantly invest ourselves in any of the characters. What should have been a significant issue concerning the main characters instead becomes just another issue, where moments that should matter just get lost in the shuffle. READ MORE
“Ex-Patriots” is the follow up to Peter Clines’ hit novel”Ex-Heroes”, and once again he brings you to a post zombie-apocalypse Hollywood for a genre meshing tale of horror and heroics. Clines first published the books through the horror publisher Permuted Press, but they have since become cult classics and are now being re-printed by Random House.
“Ex-Patriots” follows the same team from the first novel, though it’s still a perfectly fine place to jump on board. The novel begins two years after the plague of ex-humans has destroyed mankind. Since then, St. George, his team of heroes, and a few remaining humans, fight to stay alive in Los Angeles at their film-studio-turned-fortress, the Mount.
“Ex-Patriots” will be on sale on April 23, 2013. READ MORE
Titan Books has just released a brand new book that outlines the life of one of film’s greatest cult icons, Peter Cushing. If you’re a hound for classic horror cinema, you know Cushing from his roles as Baron Frankenstein and Doctor Van Helsing in the films from the Hammer house of horror. Cushing’s other star roles consisted of Doctor Who, Sherlock Holmes, and Grand Moff Tarkin. Author David Miller has written a guide to Cushing’s career and you can check out a brief excerpt and a bunch of images below. READ MORE
Dark Horse Comics and Sequential Pulp have teamed up to deliver a sweet Halloween treat with “The Halloween Legion” from writer Martin Powell alongside artists Thomas Boatwright and Diana Leto. The book focuses on a super ghoul team that consists of horror archetypes including The Skeleton, The Witch, The Ghost, The Devil, and Autumn the Black Cat as they try to protect the world from evil. This looks like a fun tale that really captures the spirit of the holiday. There is no set release date as of yet, so stay tuned. READ MORE
Abe Sapien is AWOL, Hellboy is in Hell, but the BPRD has to keep its head above water as they face an ongoing war with super natural beasts worldwide. B.P.R.D Hell on Earth “Cold day in Hell” part 2 is that situation in a nutshell as the BPRD works hand in hand with their Russian counter parts to put a strangle hold on the shitnami tidal wave that’s crashing down globally. John Arcudi takes on the main writing role and is aided by the talented illustrator Peter Snejbjerg (it’s a good thing you don’t have to hear me butcher that last name) and the noteworthy effort of colourist Dave Stewart. READ MORE
Deep in paranoia and reveling in insanity, House Of Gold & Bones #1 is a gripping read about the fear of the unknown. Corey Taylor, lead vocalist of Slipknot and Stone Sour, makes a stunning foray into comic writing that captures the essence of madness. Lost in the middle of nowhere, a young man drifts into another reality and struggles to find out where he is. Will he able to escape from this hell-hole or is he stranded for eternity? READ MORE
Hellraiser: The Dark Watch #3 brings in such fresh energy and original ideas into the long-lasting mythology. In a bold move, Clive Barker and Brandon Seifert’s reboot of the “Hellraiser” franchise will please longtime fans, while newcomers will be able to catch up with the history. Aimed as a standalone issue, if you haven’t read any of “The Dark Watch” issues, this is definitely the one to pick up. READ MORE
Five Ghosts is probably the most fun comic you will read this year. Barbiere has crafted a story that thrives on the page, and is nothing but a pleasure to read. An insanely original concept weaved around a globe trotting adventure make for an issue that is impossible to set down. All things combined make for one of the best books out there today. READ MORE
Bleeding Cool reports that Avatar Press, one of the leading horror comic publishers, was struck by lightning early this morning. The Illinois based publisher states that while some equipment destroyed, there are no injuries to report. They are working hard to get communications back up and running. READ MORE
Some keener out there took the time to splice all the cut scenes together from NetherRealm Studios and Warner Bros’s latest videogame “Injustice: Gods Among Us”, featuring all your favorite heroes and villains from the DC Universe. The movie, which you can watch below, spans a total of 1 hour and 47 minutes. If you can deal with the mediocre graphics and the voice acting, it’s actually a pretty good story to jump into. READ MORE
Along with the trailer for Man of Steel, Warner Bros. released a new poster for 300: Rise of an Empire. The film is directed by Noam Murro, with a screenplay by Zack Snyder and Kurt Johnstad. Check out the raining poster below. READ MORE
CHUD is reporting on a pretty insane casting rumor that, if proven true, would be a brilliant step for Marvel.
Says the site their trusted industry source tells them that Marvel is eyeballing someone that they already have a relationship with for the lead in a confirmed Phase Three projects: Dr. Strange.
Justin Theroux may not only pen the screenplay, but also star as Stephen Strange, Sorcerer Supreme.
And while we’re talkin comics, why not drop the news that “The Walking Dead’s” Michael Rooker will reteam with SLiTHER director James Gunn on Guardians Of The Galaxy, Deadline reports. He will play Yondu, who in Marvel lore was a game hunter of a primitive tribe native to Centauri IV, the first planet system to be colonized outside of the Sun’s solar system. He eventually bands together with fellow fugitives to form the superhero team. Chris Pratt already has been cast, and Disney plans an August 1, 2014 release date. READ MORE
The new official trailer for Warner Bros. and Legendary Pictures’ Man of Steel has hit the web. If you’ve been doubting this project, just watch this trailer and eat your heart out.
From Warner Bros. and Legendary Pictures comes “Man of Steel”, starring Henry Cavill, directed by Zach Snyder. The film also stars Amy Adams, Diane Lane, Kevin Costner, Michael Shannon, Russell Crowe, Antje Traue, Ayelet Zurer, Henry Lennix, Christopher Meloni and Laurence Fishburne.
In theaters June 14th. READ MORE
(**POTENTIAL SPOILERS**) This week Keanu and Gary are drawn into a distressing medical discussion about the implications of meat-eating after watching the first two episodes of Hannibal. Which begs the age old question; would you rather with diseased human lung meat or a McDonald’s Value Menu burger? Remember folks, you are what you eat.
Hannibal airs at 10pm on NBC. READ MORE
Alan Moore announced last year that he would be writing “Providence” as a sequel to his Lovecraftian “Neonomicon”. Moore spoke with Comics Beat at length about the new book and he’s included a bunch of new details. Most interesting are his statements that it is the heaviest research he has done since “From Hell”, and secondly, Moore claims that “Providence” is sort of like “Watchmen”. Moore plans to dive even further into the Lovecraft mythology this time around, and it sounds like it’s going to be another masterpiece. I’m a bit excited for this, if you couldn’t tell. READ MORE
The 2013 Eisner Award nominees have been announced, and there are loads of interesting nominations this year. Fantagraphics pulls in big this year with a total of 24 nominations. DC Comics on the other hand only has 2 this year. I big hand goes to Chris Ware who received five nominations for “Building Stories”, one of the most innovative books of the year. Matt Fraction’s “Hawkeye” pulled in big numbers for Marvel, as well as Ed Brubaker and Sean Phillips’ “Fatale”, both getting five nominations as well.
You can see the full list of nominations below. READ MORE
will.i.am, the dude from Black Eyed Peas, is apparently trying his hand at writing comics. IDW announced that the Grammy Award Winning recording artist will by teaming with Brian David Johnson this summer for a “Wizards & Robots” one-shot comic. The issue will showcase ancient wizards battling against some badass robots. It also features a sweet cover from menton3.
The one-shot is set for release in July 2013. READ MORE
Kurtis Wiebe has been teasing a new series that he’s been working on alongside Meg Dejmal and John ‘Roc’ Upchurchwith. Wiebe just sent along the official details for Rat Queens. The book is being described as a “Fantasy Comedy Bloodfest” and it “follows four lady legends waist deep into
rivers of blood in the endless quest for gold, guts and grog”. A fantasy tale filled with blood and monsters, sounds like a surefire winner. You can check out the final teaser images below and expect more details to come in the following weeks. READ MORE
Along with the high praise from other industry professionals, Dark Horse has just sent out the first preview for their new series, Dream Thief. This could be the next big series. Check it out! READ MORE
Dark Horse Comics has been giving a big push for their new series, Dream Thief, coming from the minds of Jai Nitz and artist Greg Smallwood. The series follows John Lincoln after stealing an Aboriginal mask from a museum. He realizes that the spirits of the vengeful dead are possessing his body and mind while he sleeps. Dark Horse has just sent out a poster of quotes raving about the series, including some high praise from Grant Morrison. READ MORE