Neil Gaiman's Lost Comics, For Free, And For Charity - Bleeding Cool Comic Book, Movies and TV News and Rumors
Knockabout Comics and graphic novel app SEQUENTIAL are publishing a digital collection of Neil Gaiman’s ‘lost’ comic strips from the 1980s for free – and it’s in aid of charity.
Neil Gaiman’s Lost Tales will feature collaborations with Bryan Talbot, Dave McKean and more with a rare interview conducted in the eighties, Gaiman’s original typed notes for Sandman, sample scripts, project proposals and more, including an original cover by Hunt Emerson.
For every free download received, a fifty cent donation will be made to the charity Malaria No More.
I love Scott Snyder. That's all.
As well you should.
Bill Willingham Goes Steampunk With Dynamite Characters - Bleeding Cool Comic Book, Movies and TV News and Rumors
Bill Willingham (Fables) is taking classic comic characters and turning them steampunk in Legenderry: A Steampunk Adventure. The seven issues series for Dynamite Entertainment launches in January and will feature art by Sergio Fernandez Davila and covers by Joe Benitez (Lady Mechanika).
Legenderry: A Steampunk Adventure is, as Bill Willingham describes it, “a world in which the great heroes of our stories live in the flesh.” The story begins in a massive Victorian-style metropolis, a city protected by Vampirella, the Green Hornet, and Kato. After a scarlet-clad woman of mystery rushes into a bar pursued by assassins, the resulting chaos spreads to other reimagined landscapes ripped from classic comic books, literature, and television, including the wild jungles of The Phantom, Flash Gordon’s futuristic haven of Landing, aerial combat alongside Captain Victory, and more. The action eventually leads to the Monstrous Lands, an unruly territory both lawless and sinister.
The cast of Legenderry characters changes each issue, as Willingham and Davila steer the action from one dazzling location to the next. Featured characters include Steve Austin of The Six Million Dollar Man, the classic pulp duo of Green Hornet and Kato, legendary masked adventurer Zorro, the Dynamite mainstay Vampirella, the beloved superheroes Silver Star and Captain Victory created by Jack Kirby, Flash Gordon and The Phantom from King Features Syndicate, and finally, the swords-and-sorcery icon Red Sonja.
Alex Pettyfer to Star in Lee Daniels
Who is the target audience for this. A movie that almost seems defiantly antagonistic. I love superhero flicks and try to be as tolerant as I can be...but I could care less. It seems like it is sensationalizing things in the interest of...what really? What's the point? If you want to prove America is primarily homophobic...well that's been done already to death. And gay folks...are they going to embrace this? Trying to see it from their p.o.v. I think I would be a little insulted by the concept. At least what is presented so far. If, 'well it's just like any other superhero flick...but they are gay...and biracial...' is all they are bringing I would have to think the best you could hope for with this is indifference. It's a bad indie movie at best, I really can't see any major studio touching this.Lee Daniels built up some clout with 2009’s Precious before blowing it with 2012’s The Paperboy. But now he has some more with his hit film Lee Daniels’ The Butler, which has grossed over $100 million domestic and could be a contender in this year’s awards race. In a recent interview with Out Magazine, Daniels says he’s going to use some of that clout on a unique action movie. The film would star Alex Pettyfer (who played a plantation overseer/rapist/murderer in the overwrought opening minutes of The Butler) as one half of an action duo. So why would an action movie starring a guy with leading man looks (if not charisma) be a risk for a studio? Because the film’s twist is also the hook.
Hit the jump for what Daniels had to say about his planned project.
It’s weird putting up a spoiler warning when Daniels is the one who revealing the “twist” ending, but if you don’t want to know how his hypothetical picture ends, stop reading.
Daniels tells Out [via The Film Stage] that Pettyfer’s character would be one half of an interracial gay couple, but “we don’t find out they’re gay until the end of the movie.” It sounds like a twist that may have been powerful twenty years ago, but the way Daniels puts it, the reveal seems incredibly lame, and an attempt at outdated shock value. “Look! The people you were rooting for this whole time are actually gay lovers! Deal with that, America!” The riskier move would be to have them be openly gay from the get-go rather than keep them closeted for the whole picture.
Either way, America’s still waiting for its first openly gay blockbuster action hero, but Daniels’ thinks he can be the one to make it happen. “I don’t think I’m going to have a problem now. I made a $100 million for The Butler. I’m in a rare group. So this is something I feel good about.” Confident that he can get his movie made, Daniels feels the challenge is to find a black guy to star opposite Pettyfer.
A New Series For The Question? - Coverage Of The New 52 NYCC Panel - Bleeding Cool Comic Book, Movies and TV News and Rumors
Really? The Question...I loved the past series from (was it O'Neill???) but really DC, those who fail to learn from history are doomed to repeat it. Anyone who MIGHT buy it, won't, simply because they know that the Question has a small following. And it will be cancelled by issue #10 . Just ****ing stop it. Concentrate on the multiple Batman/Superman books and stop relaunching properties that you WILL NOT stand by and allow to grow. And bring back CLASSIC Lobo already. **** me sideways...what were you thinking there?