9 items from 2013
Participating comics stores will be giving away free copies of All-Star Superman Special Edition #1.
June 12 will feature the 'Superman 201' sale, with hundreds of Superman issues available for 99¢ (65p).
Feature James Peaty 15 May 2013 - 07:10
With the new Superman movie Man Of Steel barely a month from release, early interviews with the film's cast and crew are beginning to filter out. But in amongst the usual wearying discussions about the lead character's perceived lack of relevance and how ‘dark’ the film will be, one question has continually bubbled up: what specific comic books and creators have informed this latest incarnation of Superman?
Join us as we find out...
The Look… Curt Swan
As with any character that has existed over many decades, Superman’s look, while laid out by his creators Jerry Siegel and Joe Shuster in 1938, has evolved over the years. While Shuster’s take inarguably set the template for the Man of Steel, »
Hello. How are you? I’m fine, cheers. First off this week, I’d like to thank the brilliant and talented Mark Allen for stepping in and manfully writing this column for the last couple of instalments whilst I’ve been swanning around northern Europe (if you’re ever looking for comics in Berlin, by the way, check out Grober Unfug Comics). Mark and I are planning to collaborate more on this column and hopefully he’ll be adding his contributions once I’ve sent this Word doc over to him via the power of electronic mail. This flagrant use of cutting edge technology leads me nicely onto my first title…
24th April 2013 – Spoilers!
The Manhattan Projects #11, Jonathan Hickman, Nick Pitarra, Image Comics
If you have a level of dedication worthy only of the most discerning of psychopathic stalkers to my writing on the internet, you may be aware that »
- Jack Kirby
Man of Steel's writer has revealed the comics that influenced his work.
David S Goyer also discussed Hollywood's changing approach to comic book movies during a Reddit Q&A.
"[John] Byrne's Krypton was definitely an influence, but not the only influence," said Goyer.
He was also asked about the changing tone of comic book adaptations.
"Yes, I think films are changing because of comic books," he said. "And yes, I think that that's a good thing.
"It used to be that Hollywood have a very preconceived notion about what a comic book film should be - basically, the Dick Tracy film, with lots of primary colours.
"I'd like to think that Blade and Batman Begins helped change that. In a way, I think comic book films are just catching up »
Feature Seb Patrick 18 Apr 2013 - 06:50
In contrast to a lot of comic book movie trailer campaigns, the promos for Zack Snyder, Christopher Nolan and David Goyer’s Man Of Steel have been somewhat slow and considered, carefully building their reveals bit by bit rather than showing us everything at once. It seems to be doing a good job of heightening anticipation for a film that’s now only a couple of months away from release, but we’ve still been able to pick out a little bit about the film more from the latest, longer trailer. So following the various things we noticed in the previous trailer in December, here’s what we were able to discern this time…
From the amount »
Having steered DC Comics' animated output since the debut of the classic Batman: The Animated Series in 1992, Bruce Timm has stepped down from his position as DC Animation's supervising producer, with Voices from Krypton reporting that Timm has since been replaced in the role by another veteran of the DC animated universe, James Tucker.
After co-creating the Emmy Award-winning Batman: The Animated Series with Eric Radomski, Timm went on to produce Superman: The Animated Series, The New Batman Adventures, Batman Beyond, Justice League and Teen Titans, as well as DC's direct-to-video feature output, including the likes of Superman/Doomsday, Batman: Gotham Knight, All-Star Superman, Batman: Under the Red Hood, Batman: Year One, Justice League Doom and Batman: The Dark Knight Returns, Parts 1 and 2. He also helped to develop Green Lantern: The Animated Series, which recently finished its run on Cartoon Network after just one season.
"Bruce had done a »
- Flickering Myth
The Hollywood Booze is about to post its 46th episode tomorrow, and while the ‘Booze’ will always be a part of Thn, we’re expanding our podcast network to include a brand new series called Geek Cubed. The podcast is the creation of Thn contributor Matt Dennis, and mates Mikey O’Neill & James Docherty, and together they will now be broadcasting on The Hollywood News Podcast Network every other Thursday.
The trio have a back catalogue of their pre-thn episodes over here, so make sure you subscribe to the feed to keep up to date with all of the fun and geek-e-ness!
In this episode, prepare for laughs aplenty as the Cubes do battle over the sensitive subject of what’s the best movie-musical ever made in this week’s Film Fight (a clue: it’s not Mamma Mia). There’s also much debate over the subject of the Oscars, »
- Paul Heath
Perhaps one of the coolest things from the Man of Steel teaser trailer – depending on the version you saw – was the Jor-El voice-over as performed by Russell Crowe: “You’ll give the people an ideal to strive toward. They will race behind you. They will stumble, they will fall. But in time, they will join you in the sun.” The speech was taken, more or less, from Grant Morrison’s All-Star Superman, and it gave many a Superman fan cause to hope that Zack Snyder’s adaptation was headed in the right direction.
Recently, while promoting his new movie, Broken City, Crowe talked about Man of Steel and how it’ll differ from every other cinematic adaptation of the character – essentially reiterating that this Superman movie will be the most realistic one yet.
- Ben Moore
I finally watched The Dark Knight Rises last Saturday.
Just a short recap: personal demons of mine kept me from seeing the film when it opened because of the shootings that happened during an opening night screening.
The first day the film came to Blu-Ray I brought a copy and planed a Dark Knight Rises night, complete with all the man cave fixings. That week another mass shooting happened and again I put the film on hold. Then Sandy Hook happened and again I put the film on hold.
I freely admit that I’m a pussy when it comes to confronting my own demons. I also freely admit that because of those demons I’ve made stupid decisions and reacted quickly instead of smartly.
Comics, animation, video games and the like take up a great deal of my time and my life, but they are not all my time or all my life. »
- Michael Davis
9 items from 2013
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