Matthew Rosenberg is the one writer that would get me to pick up a comic that's drawn by Greg Land. I've been a fan of his from the moment I got a review copy of We Can Never Go Home #1. His new X-Men series features characters that have either never been the epitome of the team or are at a place where they just don't fit in with the core team. However, can a comic drawn by Greg Land still be good?
I've been a huge proponent of the potential Dazzler has a character. The success of Jem and the Holograms in portraying a music group, complete with performances, shows that it can be done and done well.
I’ve got good news and bad news. The bad news is that Fox is going to try again to adapt the Dark Phoenix Saga into a feature film. The good news is that Dazzler will appear in it. Entertainment Weekly has reported that one of the casting calls that went out was indeed for Dazzler,
Back in the summer of 2014, we featured a fan-made music video featuring Dazzler, and the makers of that video have followed with Lila Cheney. Arvin Bautista, of Greasy Pig Studios gave us the tip off just prior to it going public, we hope because we liked the Dazzler video so much. It has that same 80's feel as the Dazzler video, but with a bit less subtlety than the Dazzler one did. Once the music gets started, if you mind that, you'll forget all about it.
Marvel Minimates wave 64 will hit comic shops this Wednesday, but in the meantime, DST posted the control art for every figure in this wave on their Facebook page. Check out the pics after the jump!
On April Fool's Day, we made up a story about Sony making a Dazzler feature film. Yes, I know Fox has the film rights for Dazzler, but since it was a fake story anyway, we really didn't need to correct that detail. Since we haven't done a character analysis in almost a month, I decided we'd revisit that well for a certain mutant named Alison Blaire.
Because we had some fun with Dazzler at the beginning of the month as part of our April Fool's celebration, and it got me wanting to do a review of an old Dazzler comic. Everyone generally assumes that Dazzler: The Movie is a bad comic, albeit the definitive comic for the character, but I find it a little less typical, and really prefer the issues of the regular series around there with Bill Sienkiewicz covers. Bill Siekiewicz did a lot of covers for Marvel comics in the 1980s, especially bad Marvel comics. He not only did covers for Dazzler, but U.S.1, and ROM. It doesn't diminish his artistic brilliance, and during this time he also did some of the best work that New Mutants would ever see. It was also these covers that showed just what a comic book cover could look like, setting the stage for cover artists like Adam Hughes and Alex Ross.
Sony made it official yesterday during a conference call with producer Simon Kinsberg that while the first solo X-Men film following X-Men; Apocalypse will be Gambit, the second will not be another Wolverine film, but a Dazzler feature film. Slated for release on May 5, 2017, the film has signed Australian pop singer Kylie Minogue as Alison
This came across my Facebook feed today and it’s definitely worth watching. It’s a nice balance of capturing the 80s kitsch that was Dazzler in her pre X-Men days. However, before I go too much into commenting on the video itself, let me give the credits. Alison Blaire is played by actor/clown/musician Gentry Roth. The