Archive Page 2006
Comics we'd like to read
In the wake of Ghost Rider going off HULU, the speculation is that Johnny Blaze could next show up in a Marvel film.
Video interview with Batman mega-producer
The interview discusses how Michael Uslan learned to read as a child via comic books, and how he bonded early with Detective Comics/Batman. Uslan recounts how he went to Indiana University and birthed a comic book course, he claims it was the first one in America, and tells of how the creation of the class on comic books required that he argue with the Dean that the comic book universe is a combination of ancient Greek mythology and swiped stories from the Bible. Story at Indiana Public Media
Brandon Routh back as Supers for Infinite Earths
Many Supermens (Routh, Tyler Hoechlin and Tom Welling) are featured in the crossover series that combines together airtime from five different shows. Here's the schedule:
Crisis on Infinite Earths
December 8: Supergirl 8 pm ET/PT
December 9: Batwoman 8 pm ET/PT 9
December 10: The Flash 8 pm ET/PT
January 14: Arrow 8 pm ET/PT
January 14: DC’S Legends of Tomorrow 9 pm ET/PT
Comicbook.com – "fans are getting some pretty awesome looks"
Digital Spy – "Brandon Routh and Tyler Hoechlin have been pictured in costume together for the first time"
UK Yahoo – "Heroes and villains unite to fight the Anti-Monitor"
Deadline Hollywood – "Superman as the compromised, world-weary version introduced in the landmark DC Comics saga Kingdom Come from 1996..."
More names thrown into Matt Reeves' Batman movie
Jeffrey Wright (as Commissioner Gordon) and Jonah Hill (as a villain) are either now cast or are in the indefinite Hollywood limbo of negotiations and so aren't official yet. Hard to tell. The project keeps moving forward, though, in speculations:
"...Reeves has also shared his interest in creating a mystery, a story that puts Batman’s detective skills to work in ways that have never been seen on film before. The noir-emphasis and existence of multiple potential suspects in the form of Batman’s rogues immediately calls to mind the Batman works of Jeph Loeb, whose arcs The Long Halloween (1996), Dark Victory (1999), and Hush (2002) are defining gateway Batman stories."
Story at MSN NEWS
The story of DC Comics and Major Malcolm Wheeler-Nicholson's penchant for original material (in 1935)
The profile of how Major Malcolm Wheeler-Nicholson seriously impacted the beginning years of comics is in this Newsday story
"A lot of people who've written about this period of comics history make a slightly derogatory remark, like the Major did this because he couldn't get the rights to reprint newspaper strips," says granddaughter Nicky Wheeler-Nicholson, calling her kin by the title he went by. A journalist turned comics historian, who will be signing copies of her book "DC Comics Before Superman" at table J-7 in the New York Comic Con's "Artists Alley" next week, she says that, "He was interested from the beginning in doing original material. He came out of pulp magazines creatively, so he was used to being in a world of original material."
No more Ghost Rider at Hulu
J. Jonah Jameson attacks Spidey on new website Daily Bugle
Promo site for the home video release of Daily Bugle.net - Spider-Man Far from Home
Some are saying it reminds them of the Sam Raimi Spider-Man movies. Reminds me of that and the various web sites director Nolan had which tied into the Dark Knight movie.
Disney to buy Academy Awards and then give Oscar to Avengers: Endgame
Just kidding, Marvel/Disney is gearing up to promote Endgame to be the lucky recipient of a future Academy Award - story at Newsarama
Batman getting new creative team: James Tynion IV and Tony Daniel - they assume control at the end of the City O' Bane storyline currently being published. Online at Hollywood Reporter which has the details.
Disney the "plucky underdog vs. Sony" - not so, says writer David Koepp - story at Cinema Blend
Bat signals around the world - Story at Washington Post
Batman Day highlights at Newsweek
DC Comics makes September 21 Batman Day (again)
See the DC Comics web site for how they're celebrating the Dark Knight. They have a interactive world map showing comic book stores that are participating in the event.
Also, Newsweek Magazine online has a rundown of the free stuff associated with the event
Free Arkham Asylum downloads + Lego Batman
At the Epic Game store - story about this at TheVerge
The Spectre - Volume 1 (DC Archive Editions)