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Archive Page 2007



All-female Marvel Movie?

USA Today stokes the flame. Mostly about Brie Larson.

Marvel Female Movie


Top Halloween costumes of 2019: Spider-Man and Princess Elsa

Story at USA Today


500 horsepower Bat-Mobile for sale, only $850K

Comes with night-vision. This isn't a model kit – story at Mens Health


Wonder Color

Art by Dre Ad


Marvel will resurrect The End series with slate for final adventure stories for Deadpool, Miles Morales and Captain America

Details at IGN News


Todd Phillips Joker film sets up the premise for a different kind of Batman

The writer at Hollywood Reporter examines various permutations of what sort of Bruce Wayne would develop in the world of the Todd Phillips' Joker movie.


Detective Comics: 80 Years of Batman Deluxe Edition

Batman 80th Anniversary Collection (Blu-ray)


Rampage Fighters


Joker barely into theaters and already there's Oscar talk

Story at Bleeding Cool

More Joker


Ten times Europe turned against freedom of speech: List includes some cartoonists who found out what happens when you draw something not liked by powers that command the police force. Listverse.com


Superheroes McCave art

Art by McCave


Swat Team Batman

Policeman dressed in Batman garb scales building to entertain kids at children's hospital - video at MSN News

Reminds me of the famous "Route 29 Batman" - story at Washington Post

August 17, 2015: Famed in the Washington DC / Baltimore area for his charitable work with children, Lenny B Robinson was killed in a tragic road-side accident.

Older piece at the Post:

When Batman finally reached the elevator for the slow ride up to the cancer ward, I could see his face already sweating behind the mask. He told me he loses 5 to 6 pounds in water weight when he wears the superhero uniform. He paid $5,000 for it. He spends $25,000 a year of his own money on Batman toys and memorabilia. He signs every book, hat, T-shirt and backpack he hands out — 'Batman'."

Read the profile at the Washington Post


The Riddler in Richmond Virginia

World's smallest comic book store?

Hella Novella - story at SF Gate



Vox Batman

Bat Pirate

More Batman 2021


Storm over Storm's complexion

Article at the Marysue about how Storm's coloring is making her "unrecognizable." Also, that she "looks more like Felicia Hardy."


Joker rolling towards top-earner for R-rated superhero film

Oct 21, 2019: At $737 million worldwide - details at Business Insider


BATMAN MAG COVER

Baltimore Comicon coming

Preview at Comics Beat


Clark Kent goes full Tony Stark

Superman speaks his truth - NY Times

Secet Identity revealed - Comic Book

Its not a fake-out - Newsarama


Batman cast confirmed

Zoe Kravitz - Catwoman and Robbie Pattinson - BatmanJeffrrey Wright and Paul Dano

More Batman 2021


September's biggest seller was Spawn #300

Story at Bleeding Cool


The answer to this is obvious: Why is Galaxy Quest the best Star Trek movie? – Newsarama


Jonah Hill exits consideration for Batman movie villain role - Collider


Whiz Comics

Whiz Comics

1946


New York Comicon 2019

A home for "black nerds" - The Grio

Comicon's most annoying moment - Bleeding Cool

210,000 tickets sold - Publishers Weekly


Oscars 2019

Feb 25, 2019

‘Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse’ Wins Best Animated Feature

Ruth Carter wins Oscar for Best Costumes for Black Panther


Someone needs to pay a royalty to Neal Adams

Neal Adams Magazine Advert

Advertisement in American Art Magazine Feb 2019. See the Anthony Mastromatteo page discussing this oil painting.

Also in that issue:

Advert Crystal Bridges Magazine


Fast Reviews:

Spiderman into the Spider-Verse - Complex animation effort combining CGI with comic book half-toning, plus a myriad of other effects, presenting one of the best truly comic book visually-derived films to date. Story is no slouch either, with Columbia Pictures somehow doing Marvel better than Marvel has been of late. I went into the film dreading the boredom of having Uncle Ben getting laid low (again) and the pity-party travails of Peter Parker, instead Spiderverse is a whole team of similar "Parkers" pulled together from other dimensions (one's a talking pig, Spider-Ham), each with similar back stories and dilemmas, but each individually different. Spiderverse has the interesting contrast of a nearly perfect blonde Peter Parker getting killed and replaced by a "loser" dark-haired Peter Parker who has to take over a job he doesn't want, training a schoolkid Spider-Man name Miles Moreles. They have to all get it together to stop an evil (female) Doc Ock and Kingpin who is determined to somehow regain his dead wife and son by plucking them from another dimension, apparently abusing string-theory, the idea that multiple universes are spawned by variables in outcomes. A surprisingly entertaining and better film than expected.


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