ARCHIVE PAGE 121 - Oct 2012

Previous posts that appeared on the front page of comic book


Tim Sale Artwork - Batman and Catwoman 1

From the Tim Sale Solo #1 - 2004. See the sequence with Batman and Catwoman

More Tim Sale

The Vikings

The Vikings

1958 film directed by Richard Fleischer.

See a photo of the viking ship recreation made for the film.

Super Crooks Page, Leinil Yu

Super Crooks

See this page enlarged, here.

Greg Capullo inside cover Batman #13

Greg Capullo Inside Batman 13 Cover

See the inside cover flap image enlarged. (See the outer "Joker" image here.)

Greg Capullo

The Walking Dead Season 3 sets record

AMC‘s season premiere of season three The Walking Dead had 10.9 million viewers, which is a 50% increase over the second-season premiere. This sets the record as the most-watched drama in the history of basic cable broadcasting.

Updated Release schedule at Marvel Studios:

  1. Iron Man 3 - The movie is now a scheduled 3D release - coming May 3, 2013
  2. Thor 2 - The Dark World - November 8, 2013 - Now a 3D release
  3. Captain America 2 - Winter Soldier - April 4, 2014
  4. Guardians of the Galaxy - August 1, 2014
  5. The Avengers II - May 1, 2015
  6. Ant Man - November 6, 2014

See the main Marvel page for more info.

Tintin in the Land of the Soviets, 1929

Tintin Land of the Soviets

See the entire Tintin Page here.

More Tintin

Black Widow & The Marvel Girls #2

Black Widow & The Marvel Girls 12 Cover

Salva Espin Cover art

Hatred in Fandom

Interesting take on the unhinged fringe of fandom, perspective from the Tearoom of Despair Blog:

"The same thing is happening in comic book culture, every day. Some people get so angry about Before Watchmen they give up on comics altogether, others take an off-hand comment in an interview with a creator as a direct personal slight.

Some people seem shocked to see corporations act like corporations, when they’ve been doing it forever, or they are knocked down when a writer or artist says something they don’t happen to agree with, forgetting the fact that comic creators are actual human beings, who don’t always act coherently, or honourably, or unselfishly.

I could go out now on the internet, and easily find a dozen nasty complaints about the current state of the DC universe, or how Bendis’ Avengers is just talktalktalk, or how incoherent the new Morrison comic is, and there can be some real anger there. Real hate."

Entire article here.

Amanda Conner Page, Silk Spectre #2

Silk Spectre by Amanda Conner

See this entire Silk Spectre page enlarged.

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Amanda Conner Supergirl page from Wednesday Comics

2-page spread from Supergirl #12, art by Amanda Conner

Greg Capullo Batman #13 Cover: The Joker

Greg Capullo the Joker

See the entire cover enlarged here.

Greg Capullo

Cover Batwoman #0, J. H. Williams III

Batwoman #0 Cover Art

See the entire Batwoman #0 cover here.

More J. H. Williams III here.

Superman Copyright Wars heat back up

Nikki Finke over at Deadline Hollywood has been covering this on-and-off legal fight over Superman for awhile, and today published a letter from Laura Siegel Larson in reaction to the Warner Bros/DC Comics actions against the Siegel family attorney Marc Toberoff (who also was attorney for the Jack Kirby Esate):

Quote from the full letter which is at Deadline Hollywood:

Dear Superman Fans Everywhere,

My father, Jerry Siegel, co-created Superman as the “champion of the oppressed … sworn to devote his existence to helping those in need!” But sadly his dying wish, for his family to regain his rightful share of Superman, has become a cautionary tale for writers and artists everywhere.

My family’s David and Goliath struggle against Warner Bros, the media conglomerate, goes back to April 1997, when my mom and I exercised our clear right under the Copyright Act to achieve my dad’s dream of recovering his copyrights. In April 1999, my dad’s half of the original Superman rights reverted to us, entitling our family to a significant share of Superman profits, which Warner/DC Comics refused to pay. For over thirteen years they have fought us at every turn, in and out of court, aiming to make recovery of the money they owe us so impossibly difficult that we would give up and settle for peanuts.

David Fincher and Blur Studios using Kickstarter to get film version of Eric Powell's ‘The Goon’ off the ground

Here's the link over to Kickstarter to support this venture.

Eric powell the Goon

See this ink wash drawing enlarged.

More Eric Powell

Scarlett Johansson

Scarlett Johansson

Scarlett Johansson page 2

Scarlett Johansson page 3

Natasha Romanoff Poster (Large)

Reduced Sized images Scarlett Johansson Avengers/Black Widow

2012 Avengers Poster (Large)

Scarlett Johansson Iron Man 2 Posters (Large)

Captain America 2 in pre-production

Black Widow/Scarlett Johanson may appear

According to Deadline Hollywood, the following actresses are being talked to about a role in the Captain America: Winter Soldier sequel.

Emelia Clarke (Game Of Thrones), Jessica Brown Findlay (Downton Abbey), Teresa Palmer (Warm Bodies), Imogen Poots (Knight Of Cups), Alison Brie (The Five Year Engagement).

Deadline also says Scarlett Johannson (as Black Widow) will be in the film being directed by Joe and Anthony Russo.


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