'You Hunted Slaves!': Kieron Gillen on Spartan Culture and His New Series 'Three' [NYCC 2012] - ComicsAlliance | Comic book culture, news, humor, commentary, and reviews
At 2012's New York Comic-Con, Image Comics announced Three, a new five issue miniseries from Gillen and Kelly that explores a story well-known not only to comics fans, but to most of Western civilization: the story of Sparta."I came home from these regular monthly drinks that we have in London and grabbed one of the nice hardback comics next to the bed--and in this case it was [Frank Miller's] 300," Gillen explains. "I picked it up, flipped through it, really not very much paying any attention to it. And one of the speeches about 'The only free men the world has ever known,' and literally had a moment of incandescent rage and shouted at the book, 'You hunted slaves!' And at that second the entire plot of Three downloaded, including the twist, the structure, everything."
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Comic Book Confidential Blu-ray
Anybody seen this/heard if it's any good? I can't imagine it's not at least interesting.Strand Releasing is bringing director Ron Mann's Comic Book Confidential to Blu-ray. The documentary features interviews from comic book icons such as Stan Lee, Jack Kirby and Frank Miller as well, as an introduction by Kevin Smith. Comic Book Confidential blasts onto shelves December 4th.
Comic Book Confidential is a feature length documentary that profiles twenty two of the most significant artists and writers working in comic books, graphic novels and strip-art in North America today. In an entertaining and informative combination of interviews, historical footage and state-of-the-art animation techniques, Comic Book Confidential provides a positive answer to that burning existential question of the late twentieth century first posed by Zippy the Pinhead: Are we having fun yet?