The big day is just a week away, and I know a lot of you have yet to complete your holiday shopping. Lucky for you, we’ve sifted through all the comics, trades, toys, and collectables so you don’t have to. The BD Comic Book Crew (as we are henceforth to be known) has put together a naughty list of (mostly new) gift ideas for the comic lovers in your life. It ranges from Christmas tree ornaments to compendiums to charitable donations. Without further adieu, The 2012 Comics Gift Guide. READ MORE
One year ago today, DC Comics officially rebooted their entire Universe with the release of “Justice League” #1. The risky move split comic book readers right down the middle. Some fans celebrated the monumental move, while others cringed at the loss of continuity. All the old DC titles ended, in some way or another, and new books started to fill the shelves of local comic shops. Now that we’ve had a year to reflect on the reboot, let’s talk about the ups and downs, the successes and failures, and imagine what the future holds for the no-longer-New 52. READ MORE
Eric Powell’s The Goon is now a monthly comic, starting today. Dark Horse came up with a nice little tongue-in-cheek marketing campaign for the series. Check out all the reasons you shouldn’t be reading “The Goon” after the jump. READ MORE
It’s hard to keep an open mind when everyone is literally bashing Columbia Pictures’ rushed sequel, Ghost Rider Spirit of Vengeance, opening in theaters February 17 from directors Mark Neveldine and Brian Taylor.
Taking the PR overseas, star Nicolas Cage stopped by Italian talk show “Che tempo che fa” to share two clips from the Marvel comic adaptation. You’ll find both clips at the 8:20 and 16:20 marks (with the second in Italian). Do either pique your interest?
“In the successor to the worldwide hit ‘Ghost Rider,’ Johnny – still struggling with his curse as the devil’s bounty hunter – is hiding out in a remote part of Eastern Europe when he is recruited by a secret sect of the church to save a young boy (Fergus Riordan) from the devil (Ciaran Hinds). At first, Johnny is reluctant to embrace the power of the Ghost Rider, but it is the only way to protect the boy – and possibly rid himself of his curse forever.” READ MORE
After every episode of AMC’s “The Walking Dead” I repeat the following to myself: “There’s always the comic book.” While I went from the comic to the series, the show apparently has a huge impact on sales of the trade for those who have never read it. I hope they’re prepared for awesome…
According to THR, Robert Kirkman’s acclaimed zombie series “The Walking Dead” has taken over The New York Times graphic novel bestseller list. The newest edition of the newspaper’s signature sales list will find the “The Walking Dead” holding an unprecedented three of the top four paperback slots and three of the top nine hardcover spots.
On The Times’ hardcover graphic novel list The Walking Dead owns the first, eighth and ninth spots. The Walking Dead: Book 1, which collects the first twelve issues, holds the top spot followed by Book 2 at no. 8 and the newest volume, Book 7, at ninth. On the paperback list, The Walking Dead Compendium, which collects a whopping 48 issues in a volume that clocks in at 1088 pages, is no. 1; Book 1, collecting just issues #1-6 in a softcover volume, is in the second spot and Book 3 is fourth. In addition, Kirkman’s prose novel The Walking Dead: The Rise of the Governor, charting the back story of the series’ most famous villain, is no. 18 on The Times’ bestseller list for all books. Click the link for more. READ MORE
It is with great honour and pleasure that I announce the first annual Ghastly Awards for outstanding achievements in the horror comics industry. The Ghastly Awards have been created as a means for horror comic creators to nominate their peers for industry wide recognition. The organizing team of judges is currently seeking nominations for the various categories. Though this is only the year of inception, we could not be more excited to bring this to both the fans and the creators. Check out the official press release, more details on nominations, and links after the jump. Read on for the skinny…
Well, this is big news for horror fans everywhere. IDW has just announced that Bob Powell’s Terror, printed under their Yoe! Books imprint has been named as the number four graphic novel of the year by USA Today. Those well versed in classic horror comics know that Powell’s influence on the genre is monumental, offering some of the most terrifying illustrations in the genre. Bob Powell’s Terror collects the very best of his works in a single volume. You can check out more from IDW down below. Read on for the skinny…
Dark Horse sent out this little “It’s All Going To Hell In 2012 Part 2″ teaser poster for over the weekend to get you all pumped up for the new year! There are big things in store for B.P.R.D., and this is only a small taste of what’s to come. Check the full poster after the jump!
I know some of you don’t want to hear it again, but it’s that time of year again. Grumble, grumble. But don’t fret, ladies and gents; gift buying does not have to be stressful, especially when you’re buying stuff people actually want. So we’ve made it easy for ya this holiday season, after the jump, check out some awesome (and generally inexpensive) gifts to get your fiend (or yourself) this season. Be sure to check out the websites listed, as well. Read on for the skinny…
Nicolas Cage returns as Johnny Blaze in Columbia Pictures’ and Hyde Park Entertainment’s Ghost Rider: Spirit of Vengeance, which arrives in a blazing flurry on February 17, 2012.
The first trailer just premiered and it’s going to ignite your excitement. Not only does it look like a major step up from the previous piece of crap, but Ghost Rider himself looks absolutely amazing. I really dig the charcoal look. It makes me want to go grill a burger or five.
“In the successor to the worldwide hit ‘Ghost Rider,’ Johnny – still struggling with his curse as the devil’s bounty hunter – is hiding out in a remote part of Eastern Europe when he is recruited by a secret sect of the church to save a young boy (Fergus Riordan) from the devil (Ciaran Hinds). At first, Johnny is reluctant to embrace the power of the Ghost Rider, but it is the only way to protect the boy – and possibly rid himself of his curse forever.
Directed by Mark Neveldine and Brian Taylor. Screenplay by Scott M. Gimple & Seth Hoffman and David S. Goyer.