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Presenting two real-life stories from my days of yore, although names have been changed to protect both the innocent and the guilty.
Story The First:
I knew a girl in high school – I wouldn’t say we were friends, but she was someone who had never participated in the Piggy horrors. Sally was an A+ student, on the track to an Ivy League school. Pretty (but not gorgeous) and popular (but quiet about it), she came to me one day and said that she needed to talk to me privately. I was surprised… and a bit suspicious. What did she want? But because Sally had never been overtly mean to me, even though she was part of the clique that instigated most of the callous cruelties upon me, and because I still hoped to be “accepted,” and I wanted to believe for some reason she was about to warn me »
- Mindy Newell
Think about that last one for a moment. The Fantastic Four, The X-Men, The Hulk, Nick Fury, Thor, Silver Surfer, Black Panther… most likely, they would not have existed; certainly not as the astonishing successes they were.
I will avoid suggesting the American comic book medium would have disappeared decades ago if not for Jack Kirby, although a case could be made for that argument. If Marvel Comics didn’t happen the way it happened, it’s possible that direct sales to comic book stores would not have happened, and that little phenomenon certainly has kept this racket alive.
Nobody put more power, »
- Mike Gold
Last Friday, my pal Larry Hama invited me to a “friends and family” screening of the first two episodes of Marvel’s The Defenders. I mean the new series debuting on Netflix today, not the classic television show, The Defenders, the source of many many jokes made during the screening.
Also in attendance: Tony Isabella, Michael Gaydos and his adorable son, Arvell Jones, and the families of Archie Goodwin and George Tuska. Plus a bunch of current Marvel folks who had probably already seen the whole series, but who were gracious hosts.
Before the screening began, I was feeling pretty warm and fuzzy about seeing so many of my old friends and meeting people whose work I admired. Hence, I was psyched to enjoy two hours in a comfy chair in a screening room.
- Martha Thomases
The past few weeks I’ve been talking a lot about other people’s Kickstarter campaigns. This week, here at ComicMix, I’m here to talk about our Kickstarter campaign that is active right now. That’s right; ComicMix LLC is working on a new project – a major comics collection to benefit Planned Parenthood.
I’m going to get into that in a minute.
This project has been in the works for nearly two years now. It started back in December of 2015. Fellow ComicMix columnist and my co-editor Molly Jackson and I were at Mia Pizza in Astoria NY. I was a mere two months into my tenure as a columnist here and we were discussing something we could do. We immediately thought of doing a comics anthology. We had a lot of ideas we were throwing around, including a throwback Crime Does Not Pay style anthology.
Eventually, Molly and »
- Joe Corallo
Buffy the Vampire Slayer successfully battled a snake-like monster during the Mayor’s Season 3 finale ascension, but another serpent almost got the better of leading lady Sarah Michelle Gellar and co-star Clare Kramer.
During the Season 5 episode “Shadow,” Buffy and her nemesis Glory (Kramer) faced off inside a cobra exhibit at the Sunnydale Zoo, and the set was populated with real, slippery snakes for the shoot.
“They were like, ‘Yeah, yeah, the snakes are fine,'” recalls Kramer, who »
Amber Benson Set To Star In The Nightmare Gallery Buffy the Vampire Slayer actress Amber Benson has joined the cast of Awol Studios’ upcoming horror drama The Nightmare Gallery. Although she is probably best known for her role as Tara Maclay on the aforementioned supernatural series, Benson has since appeared in a number of other programs. [...]
- Reggie Peralta
Okay, let me clear up a couple of things first.
Now then, if you aren’t familiar with Sina Grace I’m here to help change that. Especially since Sina has a few new comics hitting the shelves on Wednesday.
He’s someone entirely unique in comics. He’s worn nearly every hat you can in comics as a self-publisher, imprint editor, writer, and artist. His skills have graced most of the comics publishers here in the States that you can name, he’s edited The Walking Dead, put out deeply personal memoir comics, and is most recently »
- Joe Corallo
Many horror fans know Amber Benson as Tara Maclay from Buffy the Vampire Slayer, but the actress and filmmaker has been staying busy with a wide range of projects in the years following her memorable role on Joss Whedon's seminal show, including her upcoming starring role in Seraph Films' The Nightmare Gallery, a new movie from director Gene Blalock.
Press Release: Los Angeles / May 25, 2017 - Amber Benson, known for her role as Tara in Buffy the Vampire Slayer, will star in Seraph Films’ upcoming feature film, The Nightmare Gallery. The project is a co-production with Awol Studios. The story follows Amber Benson as an anthropology professor as she investigates the sudden, suspicious disappearance of her star pupil. A mysterious collection of occult artifacts leads her on a nightmarish, Da Vinci Code-esque journey toward an unspeakable truth that will threaten her career, her marriage, and her sanity. Three-time Tony »
- Derek Anderson
Amber Benson, known for her role as Tara in Buffy the Vampire Slayer, will star in Seraph Films’ upcoming feature film, The Nightmare Gallery, where she will appear alongside three-time Tony nominated actor Kevin Chamberlin (Road to Perdition, Jessie).
The story follows Amber Benson as an anthropology professor as she investigates the sudden, suspicious disappearance of her star pupil. A mysterious collection of occult artefacts leads her on a nightmarish, Da Vinci Code-esque journey toward an unspeakable truth that will threaten her career, her marriage, and her sanity.
“One of the driving forces behind this film is the realization that very few movies, particularly in the horror genre, feature Lgbtq characters and treat them like normal people, rather than caricatures,” said director Gene Blalock of Seraph Films. “So while the anthropology professor is married to another woman, her sexual orientation doesn’t tokenize her or diminish the nuance of her characterization. »
- Gary Collinson
Tara may have been ripped tragically from the world and from us Buffy the Vampire Slayer fans, but Amber Benson is still acting in projects that recall the sweet, vulnerable witch who stole Willow’s, and our, hearts. The 40-year-old actress’ new horror drama The Nightmare Gallery, feels like a nod to her roots, with a […]
- Hoai-Tran Bui
The worlds of Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Hellboy, and Alien have been intriguingly explored by Christopher Golden on the printed page, and the prolific author has delivered just as many thrills for readers in his original works over the years, including the adventures of occult detective Joe Golem. With Joe Golem: Occult Detective — The Outer Dark #1 out now from Dark Horse Comics, we had the immense pleasure of catching up with Golden for our latest Q&A feature to discuss Joe Golem, his work on the upcoming Hellboy: Rise of the Blood Queen film, and much more, and we've also been provided with the exclusive cover and preview pages for The Outer Dark hardcover that's due out in 2018.
Thanks for taking the time to answer some questions for us, Christopher. For those who are unfamiliar, when did you and Mike Mignola first come up with the idea to collaborate on »
- Derek Anderson
Hollywood, CA – April 26, 2017... Etheria Film Night (www.etheriafilmnight.com) is proud to present the 2017 Official Lineup of Shorts that will screen on Saturday, June 3, 2017, at 7:30pm. Eight Short Films will be screened at the Egyptian Theatre in Hollywood, CA followed by a Q&A with directors in attendance. Etheria Film Night is the world’s most respected annual showcase of genre films directed by women for an audience including producers, managers, show runners, distributors, and genre fans. Women want to make exciting, provocative, entertaining, fantastic, and terrifying films; Etheria puts the women directors who want to make genre films and TV in front of the people who want to hire them. Past official selections have included films from directors Axelle Carolyn (“Soulmate”), Rose McGowan (“Dawn”),Karen Gillan (“Coward”), Chloe Okuno (“Slut”), Amber Benson (“SheVenge”), Jill Gevargizian(“The Stylist”), and Christine Boylan (“Hoss”)....
[Read the whole post on screenanarchy.com...] »
The friends who slay together stay together. Recently, the cast of Buffy the Vampire Slayer reunited for Entertainment Weekly in honor of the WB/Upn series' 20th anniversary.From Joss Whedon, the supernatural dramedy followed Buffy Summers (Sarah Michelle Gellar), a young woman imbued with heightened strength and awareness to defend the world against vampires and demons. The cast also included Nicholas Brendon, Alyson Hannigan, Anthony Head, James Marsters, Emma Caulfield, Michelle Trachtenberg, Kristine Sutherland, Charisma Carpenter, David Boreanaz, Amber Benson, and Seth Green. The show ran for seven seasons before ending in 2003.Read More… »
In celebration of the 20th Anniversary of the hugely popular supernatural drama series Buffy the Vampire Slayer, EW reunited the cast with creator Joss Whedon for their first photoshoot and interview in over a decade. You can check out the full set of reunion photos below featuring Sarah Michelle Gellar (Buffy Summers), David Boreanaz (Angel), James Marsters (Spike), Alyson Hannigan (Willow Rosenberg), Nicholas Brendon (Xander Harris), Emma Caulfield (Anya), Amber Benson (Tara Maclay), Seth Green (Daniel ‘Oz’ Osbourne), Charisma Carpenter (Cordelia Chase), Alexis Denisof (Wesley Wyndam-Pryce), Kristine Sutherland (Joyce Summers), Michelle Trachtenberg (Dawn Summers) and a painting of Anthony Stewart Head (Giles), head over to Entertainment Weekly to read the interview that accompanies the images…
- Amie Cranswick
High school is a nightmare for many, but Buffy Summers had to battle evil forces and pass her midterms.
Twenty years after Buffy the Vampire Slayer hit the small screen, Entertainment Weekly rounded up the Scooby Gang for an all-star reunion. Although the cast members have graduated into new phases of life (there was some showing off photos of children and swapping of recipes at the gathering), star Sarah Michelle Gellar argues that high school was, indeed, hell.
“It’s the ultimate metaphor: horrors of adolescence manifesting through these actual monsters,” she shared. “It’s the hardest time of life. »
- Stephanie Petit
Cherilyn “Cher” Horowitz (Alicia Silverstone) will return to Clueless fans in comic book form. Amber Benson (Buffy the Vampire Slayer) and Sarah Kuhn (Heroine Complex) are writing a Clueless comic, based on Amy Heckerling‘s classic 1995 comedy, which was based on Jane Austen‘s Emma. Staying true to the film, the comic will take place in Bronson Alcott High School and follow […]
The post ‘Clueless’ Comic Book Series Coming From Boom! Studios appeared first on /Film. »
- Jack Giroux
The Valley Girl patois that ran through Clueless helped make Amy Heckerling’s 1995 film a teen classic. So the news that Buffy The Vampire Slayer’s Amber Benson—who’s no stranger to snappy dialogue that takes on a life of its own—is developing a comic book based on the film earns snaps from us. Vanity Fair reports Benson is working with Heroine Complex creator Sarah Kuhn on the latest title from Boom! Studios. Siobhan Keenan will draw the series with cover art from Natacha Bustos (Spider Woman).
Vanity Fair spoke with Benson and Kuhn about their comic as well as their love of all things Cher, Dionne and Tai (Amber might has well have been a virgin who can’t drive, guys). Benson did audition for the role of Tai, she tells Vf, which she ultimately lost to the late Brittany Murphy. Now she’s working on ...
- Danette Chavez
Boom! Studios is set to explore the further adventures of Cher and her friends this summer with the launch of a brand new Clueless comic book from the writing duo of actress, filmmaker, and author Amber Benson (Buffy the Vampire Slayer, The Witches of Echo Park, Death’s Daughter) and author Sarah Kuhn (Heroine Complex, Barbie), along with artist Siobhan Keenan (Adventure Time).
“I was 17 when I auditioned for Clueless and, sadly, didn’t get a part,” recalls Benson. “But I remember reading the script—tentatively titled As If—and thinking: If they do this right, they are going to kick some serious butt. So I wasn’t shocked when Clueless turned out to be a pop-culture phenomenon. All these years later, I am tickled that I finally get to be a part of its continuing legacy, and that I get to collaborate with two people I respect greatly: my »
- Gary Collinson
I'd sing, "Happy Birthday," but like the course of true love, Buffy birthdays never did run smooth, so this is decidedly an anniversary celebration, instead. Twenty years ago today, on Monday, March 10, 1997, the Buffy the Vampire Slayer TV show premiered on the now defunct netlet, The WB. Television, and the internet too, have never been the same. Check out our epic BtVS picspam from the two part premiere episodes, "Welcome to the Hellmouth" and "The Harvest," (with a promo shot and bonus screencaps from later episodes, all courtesy of screencapped.net).From creator Joss Whedon, Buffy the Vampire Slayer starred Sarah Michelle Gellar in the title role. Over its seven seasons and 144 episodes, the cast also included: Anthony Head, Alyson Hannigan, Nicholas Brendon, Charisma Carpenter, David Boreanaz, Kristine Sutherland, Seth Green, Robia Lamorte, James Marsters, Emma Caulfield, Michelle Trachtenberg, Amber Benson, Seth Green, Marc »
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