BEST BETS: "Jessica Jones," "Big Trouble/Escape from New York" & More October 2016 Highlights
How do you one-up the “Bromley Batman,” the masked crimefighter of South London who’d really rather be called “The Shadow”? With an motorized unicycle, apparently. Hey, what it lacks in style it makes up for in maneuverability.
Long thought a mere motorist’s myth, over the past couple of months numerous reports have surfaced of a costumed hero in Tunbridge Wells, about 40 southeast of London. Now, however, he’s been captured on video.
With New York Comic Con fast approaching, Image Comics has announced convention-exclusive merchandise and debuts for The Walking Dead and other titles, including Chew, East of West, Lazarus and Three. All items will be available at the Image Comics and Walking Dead booth (#1444).
New York Comic Con will be held Oct. 10-13 at the Jacob Javits Center in Manhattan.
While many artists have trouble working on one comic at a time, Ryan Kelly is currently doing six. In a post about his projects for the coming year, Kelly runs down the list:
Concerning that last one: Let the speculating begin! Assuming it’s a superhero comic for DC or Marvel, what do you hope Kelly is working on?
While I was enjoying my time at APE up in San Francisco, the New York Comic Con was raging on with announcements and such. Before I get into a rundown of the comic-related news coming out of the East Coast today, let’s jump back to yesterday real quick so I can update one of the items from my Friday round-up. I mentioned that Dark Horse would publish a comic based on the upcoming video game The Last of Us, but I didn’t know at the time the most important part — the always awesome Faith Erin Hicks is co-writing AND drawing the comic. That’s a “Stop the presses” moment if I’ve ever seen one.
Ok, now on to Saturday …
• Apparently space is the place at NYCC … following DC’s announcement of Threshold yesterday, Marvel officially announced the return of two of their cosmic titles — Guardians of the Galaxy and Nova. Guardians, written by Brian Michael Bendis with art by Steve McNiven, comes out in February and apparently will feature Iron Man, or at least someone in his armor. Jeph Loeb and Ed McGuinness are the creative team for Nova, which features Sam Alexander, the Nova from Avengers vs. X-Men.
If there’s one thing that today’s mainstream media coverage of the death of a Fantastic Four member proves, it’s that slow news days are great for Marvel Comics. But if there’s another, then it’s that Death = Attention in the crazy, depressing world of comic book math. Bearing that in mind, here are some new candidates for the Grim Reaper, to goose some other publishers’ coffers. Continue Reading »