Intrepid has tapped Ashley Lyle and Bart Nickerson to adapt “Skeleton Creek,” Scholastic’s book-video hybrid series set in Skeleton Creek, Ore., where two teens encounter a potentially supernatural entity while exploring an abandoned gold mine, launching them into an investigation of their town’s long-buried secrets.
SEQUENTIAL, a comics storefront app for the iPad, released a free Alan Moore comic biography to celebrate the legendary writer’s 60th birthday. “Alan Moore: An Extraordinary Gentlemen” was originally put together in 2003 by Gary Spencer Millidge, who has now revised and expanded the story to deliver a mostly non-fiction account of Moore’s life. Unfortunately, it’s only available on the iPad… READ MORE
ComiXology is having yet another sweet sale today through November 12th, 2013. You can snag any of the volume one DC New 52 Bat-books for $3.99 each. That’s like less than a dollar per issue, it doesn’t get much better than that. If you haven’t read Scott Snyder’s “Batman Vol. 1: The Court of Owls”, this is your chance.
Guy Fawkes Day, a holiday that has become fully embraced by comic fans around the world. Back in 1980s, Alan Moore wrote the 1984-esque V for Vendetta, which would go on to become one of his most seminal works. The masked, anarchist vigilante who plans to blow up parliament in an effort to overthrow the corrupt government (Funny that this falls the day before the US elections). In celebration of the heroics of Guy Fawkes and the day he was captured, Comixology is having a digital sale where you can buy 99 cent issues of “V For Vendetta” today. READ MORE
As Detective Fields in The Raven, Luke Evans plays the straight man to John Cusack’s Edgar Allan Poe. The film is, in many ways, structured like a buddy cop movie – albeit with a historical figure in a period setting and lots and lots of blood. Nevertheless, two leads from opposite walks of life are forced to team up to solve a series of crimes. It’s not the easiest job to maintain the screen with a more flamboyant presence, but Evans rises to the occasion.
I hopped on the phone with Evans late last week to discuss his role, balancing fiction with reality and staying true to the gruesomely beautiful spirit of Edgar Allan Poe’s writing.
From V for Vendetta director James McTeigue , “The macabre and lurid tales of Edgar Allan Poe are vividly brought to life – and death – in this stylish, gothic thriller starring John Cusack as the infamous author. When a madman begins committing horrific murders inspired by Poe’s darkest works, a young Baltimore detective (Luke Evans) joins forces with Poe in a quest to get inside the killer’s mind in order to stop him from making every one of Poe’s brutal stories a blood chilling reality. A deadly game of cat and mouse ensues, which escalates when Poe’s love (Alice Eve) becomes the next target.”
Head inside for the interview. The Raven is in theaters this Friday, April 27. READ MORE