Archive Page 2094
July 29, 2021
Indy Comics and Black comic book makers
Five years ago, the Baton Rouge friends launched their Blerd-ish! podcast, a romp through what’s happening in the world of independently published comics and other genres with a focus on Black talent. The brand has grown to also include merchandise, an online bookstore and participation in regional comic conventions and local pop-ups.
Story at 225 Baton Rouge
Man dressed as Spiderman attacks retail outlet staff – Albawaba
Pattinson's Batman portrayal derived from Detective Comics version of Batman – Comicbook
New York Giants get their own Marvel comic book – Forbes
Dwayne Johnson's Black Adam movie won't be rated R – Polygon
Old news is new department:
WB wants to bring Affleck back into the Batman role for more
Story at wegotthiscovered
And in that vein: Robert Pattinson Reportedly Unhappy With DC Using Multiple Versions Of Batman – We Got This Covered
Disney Jungle Cruise premiers with a $34 domestic/$61 global total – Bloomberg Quint and numbers at Boxofficemojo
Black Widow continues its slow climb with a $343,566,862 global total – Box Office Mojo
Comics of Thailand – Nikkei.com
The result of his lifetime passion is “The Art of Thai Comics: A Century of Strips and Stripes.“ Just published by Bangkok-based River Books, this voluminous and exhaustive work of 288 oversize pages is magnificently illustrated, designed and conceived.
AMAZON: The Art of Thai Comics: A Century of Strips and Stripes Published by River Books, September 30, 2021. 220 pages.
Copy of Avengers #1 from 1963 goes for $23,125
Story at INAR DE
Tip jars of Marvel vs. DC
At my local Dunkin' Donuts, however, a clever kid behind the counter laid out two tip jars. One was labeled "Marvel" and the other "DC". And unlike most tip jars, these two were overflowing with enough cash to double the wages of the two kids working there.
The reference is to the long-standing competition between two comic book brands: Marvel, (Spiderman, The Hulk, and the Avengers) and DC (Batman, Superman, and the Suicide Squad.) Every nerd on the planet has an opinion about which franchise is better.
Story at inc
It showed the future: How Bill and Ted #3 went to streaming – Comicbook
Mini-Review: The Green Knight
A film that radically updates this ancient "beheading game" tale about an otherworldly "Green Knight" who invades a Christmas party at Camelot and sets Gawain, the relunctant hero, on a path toward certain death.
Review of The Green Knight 2021
Mini-Review: Black Widow
A flashback movie to fill in the backstory on Black Widow (Scarlett Johansson) and her very dysfunctional family of super-spies.
Review of Black Widow 2021
New Batman rumor: Matt Reeves follow up to The Batman will be live action The Long Halloween
Story at Wegotthiscovered
Comic book culture continues its tread into museums
"Holy Art Show, Batman! Comic book art show at The Lichtenstein Center to feature work by popular Marvel, DC and 'Simpsons' artists" – Berkshire Eagle
The show features work by comic book artists Luke McDonnell and Penim Loureiro, who created original artworks based on themes that Klein came up with. The concepts range from a new cover for “Tintin” to which superhero each artist would be. Loureiro would be Two-Face, one of Batman’s adversaries, and McDonnell would be The Shadow, a detective adapted from 1930s pulp novels to comics, among other art forms. McDonnell is known for his work on “Iron Man,” “Suicide Squad” and “Justice League,” while Loureiro, a Portuguese artist, has published comics in numerous European publications.
It's nice to see a mainstream media story still using the "Holy" headline starter to commemorate a story related to comic books. It's as if 1966 will never die.
"Batman’s New Motorcycle Looks Awful. I know some people will give me hate for trashing this new Batcycle, but it’s garbage compared to Bruce Wayne’s car" – Yahoo News Headline
Tom Hardy wore platform boots as Bane says Cheatsheet
New Mister Miracle coming 2022
Details at DC Comics describing the changes to the original character and the story arc of the coming graphic novel by Varian Johnson.
Scarlett Johansson vs the Mouse
This is one of those cases where a media story is a Rorschach test where everyone can see what they want, versus the simple technicalities of contracts, something that will take a courtroom argument to establish. It's going to come down to legal teams and the merits of the case vis-a-vis contract law.
More at Scarlett Johansson vs the Mouse page
DC Comics moving into Walmarts again to find younger readers – Gamesradar
In addition to stories featuring DC and Warner Bros. characters, each 48-page "flipbook" will also include kids-geared activity pages including mazes and puzzles. Two volumes will launch the program - My First Comic – Batman, featuring DC's most popular and often most ubiquitous character, of course, and My First Comic – Space Jam: A New Legacy tying into Warner Bros. recent live-action/animated hybrid sequel.
Original page July 28, 2021