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Lion Forge Comics has released a preview of Andre the Giant: Closer to Heaven, the graphic novel biography of the legendary grappler.
Wriiten by Brandon Easton (ThunderCats, Agent Carter) with assistance from Andre’s daughter Robin Christensen-Roussimoff and drawn by Denis Medri (Red Hood/Arsenal, Spider-Verse), the book opens on the idyllic farm in the French countryside where Andre spent his childhood and steadily weaves through his amateur early days in the squared circle, his rise to fame in TV, film, and Vince McMahon’s upstart WWF (now WWE), and the demons he collected along the way. Check out a preview here…
We all know who he is and we all remember the first time we saw him: Andre the Giant, towering over his opponents in the ring, a brute force of nature with a gentle smile and breezy sense of humor, an apparent contradiction that created a magnetic attraction to his fans. »
- Gary Collinson
One evening in 1994, the BBC screened a documentary simply called Manga. Presented by Jonathan Ross, it showcased the rising popularity of Japanese animation, largely focusing on the output of Manga Entertainment, whose dubbed VHS releases had made a huge impact on anime fans and caused a certain amount of consternation among the mainstream press.
For British viewers, the anime boom took a long time to arrive. In America, Japanese shows like Kimba The White Lion, Gigantor and Astro Boy were a common sight on television in the 1960s, yet it took until the late 70s and 80s, and a string of European-Japanese co-productions, before anime finally began to find a hold on UK television.
As a youngster at the time, I didn't necessarily know »
Following on from the announcement that Kevin Michael Richardson and Trevor Devall will lend their voices to Groot and Rocket Raccoon in the Guardians of the Galaxy animated show, Marvel has now revealed two more members of the voice cast for the upcoming Disney Xd series.
David Sobolov, who appeared alongside Richardson’s Groot and Devall’s Rocket in the Ultimate Spider-Man episode ‘The Return of the Guardians of the Galaxy’ is set to reprise the role of Drax the Destroyer, while former Boy Meets World star Will Friedle will lend his voice to Peter Quill, a.k.a. Star-Lord.
Friedle has himself previously featured in Ultimate Spider-Man, portraying Deadpool, while his other voice work includes Terry McGinnis in Batman Beyond, Lion-o in the revamped Thundercats, and Bumblebee in Transformers: Prime.
Here are the official announcement videos…
So, that just leaves Gamora. Expect an announcement at some point today…
- Gary Collinson
Joining Kevin Michael Richardson as Groot and Trevor Devall as Rocket in the upcoming Disney Xd Guardians Of The Galaxy animated series is Will Friedle (Boy meets World) as Peter Jason Quill, aka Star Lord. Like the others, Friedle has plenty of experience voicing characters in comic-based shows, having played the likes of the Caped Crusade in Batman Beyond, Lion-o in Thundercats, Bumblebee in Transformers: Prime and Deadpool in Ultimate Spider-Man. Plus, we have David Sobolov returning as Drax. A lot of fans expected this as Sobolov has previously provided the voice for the character in Ultimate Spider-Man and Marvel’s Avengers Assemble. Only Gamora left as far as the main team goes, so we'll surely find out who'll be voicing her pretty soon. Marvel will produce the series, with Alan Fine, Dan Buckley, Joe Quesada and Jeph Loeb on board as as executive producers. »
After successfully meeting the World, Will Friedle will next become acquainted with the Galaxy.
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The Boy Meets World alum has been tapped to voice Star-Lord — made famous on the big screen by Chris Pratt — in Disney Xd’s upcoming Guardians of the Galaxy animated series, the network announced Wednesday. Guardians will premiere later this year.
Watch him make the announcement here:
Joining Friedle in the Guardians series are »
5 items from 2015
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