6 items from 2014
2014 was an incredibly rewarding year to be a comics reader. Veteran creators, like Grant Morrison, Kurt Busiek, and Matt Wagner continued to churn out some of the best work of their career while new creators, like Noelle Stevenson, Babs Tarr, and Tula Lotay had very strong starts. Marvel and DC published their fair share of events, including Original Sin, Multiversity, Spider-Verse, and seemingly a half-dozen Green Lantern crossovers, but they also took risks with new characters like Ms. Marvel, a mysterious female Thor, and the cast of Gotham Academy. Marvel and DC artists went far away from any semblance of a house style from the tapestry-like spreads of Elektra‘s Michael del Mundo, the Silver Age revivals of Silver Surfer‘s Mike Allred and She-Hulk‘s Javier Pulido, and the stylish character designs and Instagram-style layouts of Babs Tarr’s Batgirl among many others.
But Image Comics was the real »
- Logan Dalton
The British publication introduced the likes of Alan Moore (Watchmen) and Grant Morrison (All-Star Superman) to the comics world and the film features interviews with writer Neil Gaiman (Sandman), writer John Wagner (Judge Dredd), writer-director Alex Garland (Dredd; 28 Days Later) and writer Grant Morrison (Batman: Arkham Asylum).
Metrodome International will debut and screen the film at the Afm.
Hogan and Mullane said: “We’re delighted to be working with Metrodome International on what was a real passion project for us, as we know they feel as strongly as we do about bringing the film to a wide audience.
“2000Ad is a real »
- firstname.lastname@example.org (Andreas Wiseman)
Even though she was never a writer or artist, Karen Berger is one of the most influential people in comics. She has won three Eisner Awards for Best Editor and singlehandedly created the Vertigo imprint for DC Comics while recruiting some of comics’ greatest talents to work for DC (Alan Moore, Grant Morrison, Neil Gaiman). By the end of the 1980s, the books she edited (Swamp Thing, Hellblazer, The Sandman, Shade, the Changing Man, Animal Man) became the “Berger-verse”, whicheventually turned into the Vertigo imprint. Existing on the edges of the DC Universe and later becoming mainly creator owned books, Vertigo was a place where talented creators had relative freedom to create comics of any genre from horror (Hellblazer), fantasy (Books of Magic), crime (100 Bullets), modern day fairy tales (Fables), or even books that transcend genre boundaries, like Sandman, The Invisibles, or Preacher. During her 20 year tenure as executive editor of Vertigo, »
- Logan Dalton
S1 E2, 'The Big Bran Hypothesis'
The second episode of The Big Bang Theory is where everything really starts to gel, and although still in its infancy, we see exactly what we can expect for seasons to come. The boys are setting down to dinner when Sheldon gives us the first of many injections of trivial information that most people couldn't care about in the least - this time it's about silverware usage in Thailand - all because Raj wanted to use chopsticks to eat his Thai food. It's these great moments that not only entertain and educate viewers, but also show just the need Sheldon has to prove that he is, indeed, the smartest one in the room.
The plot is really moved along when Penny stops by and asks Leonard for a favor, to which he says yes before even knowing what it is. As it so happens, »
While the next big-screen adventure of the Caped Crusader has hit yet another speed-bump, DC Entertainment’s animated ventures continue apace. The first of two Batman-centric animated films to be released in 2014, Son of Batman has debuted an impressive first trailer.
Shared by TV Guide, this preview introduces a character that may not be known to those only familiar with the Dark Knight’s cinematic adventures: Damian Wayne, the son of Bruce and femme fatale Talia al Ghul. Damian originally debuted in a polarizing 2006 comic book story penned by Grant Morrison (All-Star Superman), and has been a consistent fixture in the Batman side of the DC Universe ever since. Son of Batman appears to be a loose adaptation of that same initial storyline.
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- Kyle Hembree
DC’s brief-lived All Star line of comics was, in theory, a very sound and interesting idea: assemble teams of the industry’s best (again, theoretically) writers and artists, set them free from the constraints of continuity and let them tell the stories they want to tell about DC’s top characters. What could go wrong?
This. This is what went wrong.
Except one of the writers in question was Frank Miller, who kicked off the All Star line with one of the most universally reviled comics in the history of the medium: All Star Batman and Robin: The Boy Wonder. For a while it looked like the All Star line was doomed, and would be remembered only in the same light as Miller’s own disastrous Dark Knight Returns sequel from years earlier.
But then a gaunt figure appeared in the doorway, and a deep, reassuring brogue rang out saying “There now, »
- Thomas O'Connor
6 items from 2014
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