Beasts of Burden to Return With New Artist

Beasts of Burden was an award-winning series about a group of dogs (and the occasional cat) that protected their neighborhood from supernatural monster. It was written by Evan Dorkin, painted by Jill Thompson, and published by Dark Horse from 2009-2010, with occasional one-shots in 2012, 2014, and 2016. The most recent release was Beasts of Burden: What the Cat Dragged In, which was published in May 2016 and just won an Eisner for Best Single Issue/One-Shot. Now comes news that […]

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Why Didn’t These “Twin” Female-Starring Comedies Get the Same Treatment?

It’s not unusual for Hollywood to put out two movies with similar concepts at the same time. The latest example is a pair of female-starring R-rated comedies about bachelorette party weekends. Rough Night, starring Scarlett Johansson, Kate McKinnon, and ZoĆ« Kravitz, came out last month from Columbia/Sony. It cost about $20 million to make and made only $8 million its first weekend, so it’s considered a bomb. Good cast, but the plot, about these women killing a stripper, sounded like […]

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Luc Besson’s Sci-Fi Comic Book Epic Tanks

If you want to go see Valerian and the City of Thousand Planets, based on a European comic book series, on the big screen, you’d better do it soon. Luc Besson’s visual extravaganza, made for somewhere between $170 and $200 million, just opened in the US, and it took in only $17 million, coming in fifth for the weekend. With more digital projection systems, it’s a lot easier to swap out underperformers and give more screens to, say, Wonder Woman […]

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A Smattering of Comic Movie Trailers (and Posters)

It’s San Diego Comic-Con weekend, so a bunch of comic book movie trailers (and posters) have been released. Here are the ones I’m most interested in talking about. The Justice League trailer is a lot of unconnected scenes, but they open with Wonder Woman, showing that maybe they learned something from the success of her film. (I do wish Gal Godot would stop looking so puzzled when her character’s supposed to be concentrating, though.) Oh! Don’t watch this if you […]

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I’d Forgotten There Was Going to Be a Krypton TV Show

It’s an obvious idea, given the success of Gotham, going into its fourth season on Fox, but I’d completely forgotten that Syfy will be running Krypton next year. Like Gotham, which explores the famous setting before Batman became Batman, Krypton is set two generations (which they’re equating to 200 years) before Superman’s home planet blows up. Here’s the short Comic-Con teaser trailer: Why, though? Gotham City is interesting, and there are tons of well-known characters who can be hinted at. […]

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More Covers and Concept for Fighting American Relaunch

As announced earlier this month, Titan Comics is bringing Joe Simon and Jack Kirby’s Fighting American back to the stands. Now they’ve sent out the flock of variant covers (because everyone counts on selling different versions of the same content to make series financially possible these days) and elaborated on the concept. As written by Gordon Rennie with art by Duke Mighten, this is going to be a culture clash/time travel premise. When the 1950s heroes find themselves trapped in […]

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New Sonic the Hedgehog Comic Publisher Announced

Well, that was quick! (And explains why Sega was so forthcoming about taking the Sonic the Hedgehog license away from Archie.) Beginning next year, Sega will be publishing Sonic the Hedgehog comics through IDW Publishing, “the leading publisher of licensed comic books”. And that’s not just a tagline — they’re big and successful based on their many licenses, including a number of Hasbro properties (My Little Pony, Transformers) and such well-known media franchises as Ghostbusters and Jem and the Holograms. […]

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Archie Loses Sonic Comic License

In addition to their own properties, Archie Comics has been publishing the Sonic the Hedgehog comic series, based on the Sega video game character, since 1993. Now, that run has ended after 24 years. Per a tweet from the official Sonic Twitter account (featuring a screenshot of the Facebook page), An important update from SEGA regarding Sonic comics: pic.twitter.com/qy9BKkmIvA — Sonic the Hedgehog (@sonic_hedgehog) July 19, 2017 “SEGA of America will conclude their Sonic the Hedgehog publishing partnership program with […]

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