Wednesday, October 31, 2007

Happy Halloween

(From a story on DIY costumes in the October issue of Complex)

Friday, October 26, 2007

Advance Screenings of Battlestar Galactica: Razor

You're all probably excited about seeing Battlestar Galactica: Razor, right? I can't wait to see a TV movie about the Pegasus crew that debuts on Nov. 24th. Really, I can't wait. That's why I was so glad that registration on this site just opened for advance screenings in select cities on Nov. 12th!

The lucky cities include:
• Boston
• Chicago
• Dallas/ Ft. Worth
• Los Angeles
• New York City
• Philadelphia
• San Francisco
• Seattle

Hurry and register before they're out of fraking seats.

Wednesday, October 24, 2007

Mark Millar on Superman Movie Sequel

Mark Millar just posted that he got turned down for writing the Superman movie sequel because he was too associated with Marvel:

Well, sadly, I'm a Marvel guy and we were surprised to find out that WB couldn't hire me for a DC property. They were incredibly nice and superbly apologetic about it, but when they discussed the matter seriously DC explained just how associated I am with Marvel Comics at the moment and it's against company policy to hire the competition. It's absolutely nothing personal. I spoke to some friends at DC and they explained this has happened with a couple of big Marvel writers in the last couple of years and I absolutely respect that.

My question is: How is that different when super-DC guy Geoff Johns wrote and produced for the Blade TV series (a Marvel property)?

Frank Miller's 1776

A great 300 parody, courtesy of Robot Chicken

Tuesday, October 23, 2007

Vertigo's I Am Legend Trailer Online

The trailer to Vertigo's series of online comics that serve as a prequel to the December film I Am Legend is up and in HD.

The first online issue, by Steve Niles and Bill Sienkiewicz, is available here.

Personally, I'm not a big fan of flat art that's later animated, but I'm not going to poo poo any attempt of comics moving ahead with more progressive media ideas.

From the Paul Pope / Diesel Store Party in LA

Paul Pope with Act-I-Vater Jeff Newelt

Click for the whole Flickr set (by MG Soulcraft)

Friday, October 19, 2007

Manga Cover Story in Wired Magazine

Hey all, check out the new issue of Wired Magazine. The cover story is about the manga explosion. It talks about how big it is in Japan, fan fiction and there's even a 10-page comic written by Jason Thompson. Definitely worth checking out.

Monday, October 15, 2007

Buffy Sing-A-Long Shutdown

The famed Buffy Sing-A-Long that has been going on in New York and L.A. (and recently Columbus and St. Louis) is dead.

"Sad news today: Buffy (and all other Fox TV shows) have been pulled from theatrical distribution. Criterion Pictures notified me last night that Fox has pulled the license for ALL their TV shows from theatrical exhibition. This is effective immediately, and of course includes Buffy and “Once More With Feeling”. This means that we have to cancel all upcoming bookings of the Buffy Musical production. "

In the ongoing performances they screened the Once More With Feeling episode of Buffy while fans sang a long to the music. Think Rocky Horror Picture Show, but with vampires.

Whedon supporters are trying to resurrect the performance (someone get them an urn of Osiris, stat!) through web petitions. You can sign it here.

Sunday, October 14, 2007

Comic Foundry Goes Down Under

Comic Foundry lands in Australia. Do you have a copy yet?

Alloy Thinks I Have a Cool Job

I'm part of a feature on about people with cool careers. Check it out!

Friday, October 12, 2007

The Brill Building is Back

CF contributor Ian Brill is back to the blogosphere after a lengthy hiatus. He's older, wiser, and now he's back. Check out his first post...

Tuesday, October 09, 2007

Battlestar Galactica Season 4 Trailer

Feel that? It's a chill going down your spine.

I'm a bad blogger

Sorry things have been so sporadic lately. I've been prepping for a story I'm writing for my day job and now I have to fly to L.A. to do the interview. I promise all kinds of posts and more after I return...

Wednesday, October 03, 2007

NEW Astroboy Poster!

Monday, October 01, 2007

WOLVERINE Movie Gets Re-Write

Empire Magazine reports that Hitman screenwriter Skip Woods is re-writing a draft of David Benioff's Wolverine script.

The new kid on the block is Skip Woods, who's recently scripted Hitman. That apparently impressed studio execs at Fox so much that they've invited him aboard our favourite adamantium-boned berserker's solo run - and even though the film is all set to start in November in Australia, this will be more than just a tweak of the script.

Woods previously wrote Swordfish, which Hugh "Wolverine" Jackman of course starred in, but the scuttlebutt about Hitman suggests that he's come along as a writer since then. Otherwise, we'd be expecting to see bullet-time explosions, car chases and long scenes involving Logan topless and sunbathing - which, come to think of it, wouldn't be that bad.