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Rugg provides artwork for Street Angel short film

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  • Tuesday, March 3rd, 2009 at 9:54 AM EST

Earlier this month Kevin posted about a Street Angel short film, based on Jim Rugg and Brian Maruca’s acclaimed mini-series from SLG. Now MTV’s Splash Page posts some new art by Rugg, created for an animated sequence in the film. The director, Lucas Testro, told MTV that the animated sequence will reveal the origin story […]

French comic about time travel, true love eyes U.S. audience

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  • Wednesday, October 22nd, 2014 at 1:00 PM EST

What if you went your entire life went without meeting your true love, and you only found it due to a time-travel accident? And what if your job was to eliminate these kinds of accidents? Would you fix the timestream or fix yourself up with your true love? That’s the story of The Infinite Loop […]

Batgirl vs. Mr. Incredible vs. Chewbacca on Hollywood Boulevard

As strange as Marvel’s recent teasers haven been, with offbeat remixes of events past, they’re nothing compared to the inter-company mashup captured Tuesday afternoon on Hollywood Boulevard. CBS Los Angeles reports that the Hollywood Walk of Fame, long a hotbed for costumed mayhem, erupted about 5 p.m. as Batgirl struggled with Mr. Incredible in a […]

Grumpy Old Fan | Firestorm, Cyborg and corporate synergy

We’re just now into the back half of October and it’s already been a busy month for DC Comics’ television and movie adaptations. Gotham got under way, The Flash debuted and Arrow has returned, with Constantine on deck. Meanwhile, Warner Bros. announced a massive slate of Justice League-related movies, stretching from 2016’s Batman v Superman […]

Comics A.M. | ‘Guardians’ clings to September bookstore chart

Graphic novels | Although BookScan’s September list of the bestselling graphic novels in bookstores is populated largely by old stalwarts — The Walking Dead, Attack on Titan, Saga, Watchmen — Guardians of the Galaxy, Vol. 1, the only Marvel title on the chart, clung to the Top 20 in its second month of release (although […]

‘The Middleman’ cast reunites for graphic novel script read

Following through on one of the promises of Javier Grillo-Marxuach’s successful Indiegogo campaign to fund a new Middleman graphic novel, the cast of the short-lived television adaptation reunited for a table read of The Pan-Universal Parental Reconciliation, which was of course captured on video. “Why is this man smiling?” Grillo-Marxauch writes beneath a photo of […]

‘Futures End’ Month, Week 4: Did they save the best for last?

In the fullness of time, all things come to an end: Futures, worlds, even month-long publishing initiatives. And so Wednesday brought with it the final batch of Futures End specials from DC Comics. Of this week’s 10 releases, I read four, and I was pleasantly surprised to find that most of those were pretty good […]

University of Baltimore offering class about Marvel movies

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  • Wednesday, September 24th, 2014 at 12:00 PM EST

If your parents ever complained that all of those Spider-Man and X-Men comics would interfere with your school work, show them this: This spring the University of Baltimore will offer a course examining modern culture through the lens of Marvel’s films, television series and comic books. Thought to be the first class of its kind […]

Comics A.M. | Jeff Smith, Keith Knight & more on censorship

Banned Books Week | National Public Radio’s Lynn Neary covers Banned Books Week, with interviews with frequently banned creators Jeff Smith (Bone) and Dav Pilkey (Captain Underpants). Although Smith acknowledges he was initially shocked to see his acclaimed fantasy adventure among the 10 most challenged books of 2013, he soon came to terms with the […]

‘The XII’ takes us into familiar wastelands

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  • Friday, September 19th, 2014 at 11:15 AM EST

There’s a theory that the American obsession with the apocalypse stems from Manifest Destiny: As settlers pushed west, they encountered things that would strain the threads tying them to civilization. Storms rolling across the flat plains could be seen from man miles away, and they posed a considerable threat to the livelihoods of entire communities. […]

Marvel to be honored by Los Angeles LGBT Center

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  • Wednesday, September 17th, 2014 at 10:00 AM EST

Marvel will be presented with a Vanguard Award at the Los Angeles LGBT Center’s 45th-anniversary gala on Nov. 8. Activists George and Brad Takei and Los Angeles County Supervisor Zev Yaroslavsky will also be honored. “Marvel Entertainment, through its award-winning portrayals of LGBT characters and storylines that parallel the struggle to end discrimination against our […]

Normalcy among the surrealism in ‘Opplopolis’

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  • Monday, September 15th, 2014 at 2:00 PM EST

(This post contains spoilers for Opplopolis Proceed at your own caution.) This week, Kit Roebuck’s Opplopolis starts Issue 14 as the entire saga slowly but surely approaching its planned conclusion with Issue 20. It’s been a strange journey thus far, full of odd little left turns. There’s a moment, for example, that seems to be […]

Andres Salazar talks ‘Pariah Missouri,’ Westerns and Kickstarter

Writer Andres Salazar puts a cool spin on the supernatural Western genre in Pariah, Missouri: The town itself anchors the book — Salazar calls it the “main character” — and he uses it as a vantage point to watch the comings and goings of an amazingly varied cast of characters, some with supernatural powers. He […]

Grumpy Old Fan | Selling Complicated Boy and Look-It-Up Lass

It won’t be long before the Legion of Super-Heroes reappears in the New 52. This week’s two-page editorial spread (written by editor Brian Cunningham) teases next month’s “The Infinitus Saga,” a Justice League United arc pitting the newest batch of Leaguers against the future’s greatest super-team. Providentially, rumors have begun circulating about the Legion’s possible […]

Comics A.M. | Axel Alonso on Marvel’s female superheroes

Publishing | Admitting that “I don’t think men are as sexualized as women” in Marvel comics, Editor-in-Chief Axel Alonso says the publisher is moving toward including more types of female characters: “We believe there’s an audience of women out there who are hungry for this and we want to make sure they get it. This […]


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