When I saw that The Mask: I pledge Allegiance To The Mask had hit stores, I wanted to review it. I really want Dark Horse to survive and thrive. I've worried about the publisher since they lost the Star Wars license to Marvel Comics. Then they lost Buffy and Angel licenses as well. They are capable of putting out some wonderful, unlicensed comics, and have been for many years. One of the legendary comics they have put out has been the Mask.
Heavy Vinyl: Y2K-O from BOOM! Studios looks so sweet. I complain a lot about press releases. There's a lot of comic news that's just copy and pasted press releases and previews or "first looks" from publishers. It gets to the point that I really feel like there's no real comic book industry news. Of course, then there's the occasional event that happens.
Disney announced on Tuesday that Kevin Feige, head of Marvel Studios will now also oversee the comics division as chief creative officer. (Source: The Hollywood Reporter) This brings everything, film, television, and comics under one creative officer instead of separate people, with differing agendas. Feige will continue to report to Disney co-chairmen Alan Horn and Alan Bergman.
You thought DC's Announcement of preview pages for Legion of Super-Heroes #1 was going to go unnoticed over here? Straight from DC Comics, we've got preview art for the arrival of Jonathan Kent into the 31st century.
Fans my age tend to have a fondness for the hunt and discovery of of back issues in a time before every moderately-sized city had a comic shop. In the part of North Carolina that I grew up in, the big mother-load of back issues were usually flea markets. I would find some gems at the flea market, whether it was the one off the Interstate that coated the family car in dust, or the one just outside of town that had only a few booths. In that last one, the comic seller had a really good selection of back issue Marvel comics. I seem to recall one in particular he had was Avengers #157, which sported a Jack Kirby cover. Of course, at the time. I had no clue who Jack Kirby was. Nevertheless, the cover had all of the Avengers taken out by one foe, and all I could see of him was his boots.
First, I have to say that I love when we refer to him as "The Batman." I also love when high-profile writers, known for different takes on characters try on one of the iconic characters. Warren Ellis is amazing on his own, but pairing him once again with Bryan Hitch, well, you know I'm gonna read it.
NOW we now have the blueprint for Jonathan Hickman’s new direction for the X-Men. Nothing terribly new is revealed about the present plans for the X-Men, but we do have a clear explanation for the why of it all. Oh, I will be spoiling the story for people. Powers of X #6 Writer: Jonathan Hickman
I'll be really honest with you. I didn't get into Robotech. It never really made it's way into my neck of the woods when I was a kid. The closest I ever got was Gatchaman, billed in the u.S. as Battle of the Planets. I understand that there are some of you, even close friends of mine that really loved Robotech. It's for those of you that love Robotech that I gave Robotech Remix a try.
I actually started an article some time ago about the various looks Superman villain Brainiac has sported over the years. It ultimately went nowhere because every design pales since Ed Hannigan designed a robotic version of Brainiac in 1983. It didn't hurt that in it's very first appearance, in Action Comics 544, it was drawn by Gil Kane.
Source: The Hollywood Reporter It was a surprising bit of casting news about CW's new addition to the Arrowverse, just days before the show debuts. MSNBC's Rachel Maddow will join the cast in a voice-only role as Gotham talk radio host Vesper Fairchild. Maddow, a comic book fan (source), had previously written the introduction to Greg Rucka's Batwoman collection Elegy.
A recent post on Twitter by Bryan Hitch sparked a comment from that got me thinking that Bryan Hitch's work on The Authority was really some influential stuff.
Word got out today through bleedingcool.com that Spell On Wheels: Just To Get To You was being cancelled by Dark Horse before the first issue even shipped. Unfortunately, for those that followed author Kate Leth on Twitter it was known nearly two weeks ago.