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Edgar Wright’s Scott Pilgrim Vs The World is filled with allusions to movies, comics and videogames – here are just a few of its hidden treasures…
One of the most fun parts of Scott Pilgrim is finding out how deeply ingrained you are in the target audience by trying to catch every reference, allusion and shout-out in the film. Some are obvious, some less so – here, we’ve compiled a few from almost every medium referenced in the film. Are you geek enough to have spotted them all?
In the movies, like the comics, Scott wears a round ‘X’ insignia on his arm, but unlike the comics, he’s never pressed to explain its relevance. Even before they’ve read the first Scott Pilgrim book, hardened geeks will know that, obviously, Scott wears this logo because he went to Xavier’s School for Gifted Youngsters. The patch does still »
Diamond Comic Distributors has announced Free Comic Book Day 2011's Gold Sponsors. The Gold books are the main titles printed for the promotion, and predominantly contain material suitable for all ages. The titles include Ape Entertainment's <b>Kung Fu Panda/Richie Rich Flip Book</b>, Archaia Entertainment's <b>Dark Crystal/Mouse Guard Flip Book</b>, Dark Horse Comics' <b>Avatar: The Last Airbender/Star Wars: The Clone Wars Flip Book</b>, Boom! Studios' <b>Darkwing Duck/Rescue Rangers Flip Book</b>, Archie Comics'</b> (more) »
- By Hugh Armitage
Darkwing Duck writer Ian Brill has revealed details of the Boom! Studios comic's second arc. Featuring artwork from James Silvani, the new plotline sees alternate universe versions of the Disney hero thrown into the mix together. "The idea was to flip the story of the first story 'The Duck Knight Returns' on its head. St. Canard had no Darkwing. Now it has too many," Brill told Newsarama. "As soon as Darkwing is back in the swing of things, he faces 'brand confusion'. I wanted a visual idea, something for James to just go nuts with. (more) »
- By Mark Langshaw
Sneak Peek Boom! Studios comic book of Disney's "Darkwing Duck" #6, available November 17, written by Ian Brill, with art by James Silvani and covers by Silvani and Diego Jourdan :
"...'Darkwing Duck' is back for more as the city of 'St. Canard' is under siege by an army of 'Darkwings', thus, making our hero public enemy number-one!
"However, in order to clear his name he must first defeat an enemy that strikes without warning. Hop aboard for danger and deadly doppelgangers in Part 2 of 'Crisis on InfiniteDarkwings'..."
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- Michael Stevens
Sneak Peek Boom! Studios' "Darkwing Duck: The Duck Knight Returns" trade paper back, available November 10, written by Ian Brill, with art by James Silvani and a cover by Magic Eye Studios.
"...Once the greatest protector of 'St. Canard', 'Darkwing Duck' was known the world over as 'The Terror That Flaps In The Night.' Now, mysteriously, Dw has not been seen or heard from in well over a year -- and St. Canard finds that evil is once again on the rise.
But when a nefarious plan threatens everyone, Darkwing Duck knows it's time for the 'Duck Knight' to return!..."
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- Michael Stevens
The Duck Knight Returns Darkwing Duck #1-5 (Boom!, $3.99) By Adam Prosser Nowadays we tend to think of “superheroes” and “cartoons” as quite distinct from each other, but for a long time that wasn’t really the case. Both were originally aimed at the same young audience, and both featured lighthearted worlds where just about anything can happen. Captain Marvel used to hang out with an anthropomorphic tiger. Plastic Man was only a »
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If you were young in the '90s, you grew up with some fantastic cartoons, like Batman: The Animated Series, The Tick, Superman: The Animated Series, Eek! The Cat, Doug, Animaniacs and Freakazoid. You also grew up with some middling cartoons that are fun and fine for nostalgia's sake, but just don't hold up like the other 'toons, like Darkwing Duck and Spider-Man. Gargoyles is almost certainly a member of the latter camp, but for those that liked it, it understandably holds a special place in their hearts that only an action show about talking gargoyles in Manhattan could.
So it's hard not to leap to conclusions after reading that, according to Heat Vision Blog, Disney is jumping the gun with a new "untitled gargoyles project." This is a premature move on Disney's part certainly, considering that as the article points out, they're pursuing more live-action movies about magic because of The Sorcerer's Apprentice, »
- Simon Abrams
Here it is gang! The full schedule for the final day at Comic-Con, Sunday July 25th. There really isn't much happening on Sunday, it looks like it's gonna be a pretty relaxed day. There's a few panels we are going to catch, but I think we'll be playing catch-up on some articles. Sunday is traditionally known as Kids day, which features 27 Special Programs just for Kids. I've highlighted all of the events we hope to attend below. We are also planning a meet-up at Comic-Con with all of our readers. Details on the meet-up will be revealed soon. Check out the full Sunday schedule below and start planning out your day!
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Way back last year, you may remember hearing some rumblings about a "Firebreather" series headed to the Cartoon Network. Well, creator Phil Hester tweeted some info yesterday that you may be interested in about a certain TV movie being discussed at San Diego this year.
By the time Comic-Con roles around, I'm sure people will still be discussing the iPhone 4, which came out this week. A handful of creators have been tweeting about the reported reception issues the device has been experiencing. Check out what their consensus is after the jump, as well as a "Glee" episode micro-review from Phil Jimenez and some comics criticism from Gail Simone and Brian Keene.
My name is @brianwarmoth, and this is your Twitter Report for June 25, 2010.
@philhester So, you want the lowdown on the Firebreather TV movie? Go to the Cartoon Network Live Action/CG panel on Sunday In San Diego. [Fixed. -P]
-Phil Hester, »
- Brian Warmoth
Another week, another This Week in Comics, where we bring you a breakdown of some of the comics that are out to buy, or just read off the shelf, in your local comic store each and every week. And don’t forget to check out Pull List feature every fortnight where we take a closer look at some of the comics worth buying, and some not.
Note: Not all of these titles will actually arrive in all stores due to shipping and fulfillment issues, etc.
Gn = Graphic Novel; Hc = HardCover; Tp = Trade Paperback
Executive Assistant Iris #5 (Joe Benitez Cover)(resolicited)
Executive Assistant Iris #5 (Eduardo Francisco Cover)(resolicited)
Executive Assistant Iris #5 (Ale Garza Cover)(resolicited)
Crossed Family Values #2 (of 6)(Jacen Burrows Regular Cover)
Crossed Family Values #2 (of 6)(Red Crossed Retailer Incentive Cover)
Crossed Family Values #2 (of 6)(Paul Duffield Torture Cover)
Crossed Family Values #2 (of 6)(Jacen Burrows Wraparound Cover »
Boom! Studios "Darkwing Duck" #1 comic book will be released in June, written by Ian Brill and illustrated by James Sylvani.
"...Once the greatest protector of 'St. Canard', 'Darkwing Duck' was known the world over as 'The Terror That Flaps In The Night.' Now, mysteriously, Dw has not been seen or heard from in well over a year -- and St. Canard finds that evil is once again on the rise. But when a nefarious plan threatens everyone, Darkwing Duck knows it's time for the Duck Knight to return!..."
"Darkwing Duck", the first of two spin-offs of the cartoon series "Duck Tales", originated as an animated TV series, produced by The Walt Disney Company, from 1991-1995 and 1996-1997 on both the syndicated programming block The Disney Afternoon and Saturday mornings on ABC.
The series featured a super-powered 'anthropomorphic duck' with the alter ego of 'Drake Mallard' (voiced by Jim Cummings »
- Michael Stevens
11 items from 2010
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