Transmetropolitan is my favourite comic book series of all time. When I heard that someone was putting together a Transmet art book to raise money for the Comic Book Legal Defense Fund, I had to check it out. A $79 donation the project's Kickstarter page got me a Limited Edition Hardcover with a signed bookplate, and after tweeting about my donation, Mike McLarty, the book's editor, got in touch with me and passed along the image to the right, which might be one of the many that goes to print.
The much hyped, oft-speculated Fantastic Four issue that had generated so much buzz with the promise of a major character death has finally arrived in stores. But for me, what is much more interesting than the death of ----- ------ is the comic’s availability to consumers a day early.
Since the first Fable game, Peter Molyneux has over projected expectations of his now trademark series. All of it, as you probably know, has come off as a bit obnoxious and delusional, since, with the series bogged down by lazy combat and fart jokes, the fabled Fable has never really stood up to its own concocted legacy. Does Fable III offer a glimpse into Peter’s long-winded fantasies or will you just be absorbing more troll-related toilet humour?
I thought I was going to go to bed before midnight tonight. I've been a bit busy and sleep-deprived for the past couple days; this makes me question my decision to sit and read Jeff Lemire's Essex County all in one sitting. I have no regrets: instead, I'm wondering why it's taken so long for me to get around to it.
Brian Michael Bendis and Alex Maleev deliver another stunning issue of Scarlet. The writing is superb, the art is unbelievable, and what really makes this comic so interesting to read, is its level of realism. From the premise, to the character’s motivations, through to the detailed illustration style, the whole comic feels more like a gritty documentary in the vein of Restrepo or The War Tapes than a fictional bi-monthly book.
For more than ten hilarious years, Duke Nukem Forever has been — to game nerds — a most marvelous on-going joke of a game, so fabled and so outdated that many wondered if it would only ever exist in alternative dimensions where dinosaurs lived on and you have a beard/don't have a beard. However, earlier today we discovered that this most cherished gag may come to an end earlier than we think.
This is it. The end. After four years of Buffy comics, this is the last issue. Until Buffy the Vampire Slayer Season Nine, which is already confirmed. The last issue of this phenomenal run of Buffy comics is okay. Not amazing. Not bad.
Since we ended last week's show on such a high note, this week we explore Jess's trip to the theatre, Gavin visits Lionsgate and pitches the Heroes for Hire, and we once again play a new game of "Quiz the Geek".
Hero Complex today ended one of the biggest bits of casting speculation in recent memory: Anne Hathaway is set to play Catwoman and Tom Hardy will play Bane in the third installment of Christopher Nolan's Batman cycle, The Dark Knight Rises. They join returning cast members Christian Bale, Michael Caine and Gary Oldman.
We finally have our first look at the cast of Matthew Vaughn's upcoming X-Men prequel, X-Men: First Class, and the result are... well, kind of disappointing. Don't get us wrong, First Class has a pretty stellar cast led by Michael Fassbender and James McAvoy as Magneto and Professor Xavier respectively — Maybe we were just expecting more from this first picture?
We caught up with the cast of SPACE and SyFy's new supernatural dramedy Being Human this afternoon in Toronto. The series is adapted from a BBC3 show of the same name about a vampire, a werewolf, and a ghost who share a flat. We joined Sam Huntington, Meaghan Rath and Sam Witwer to talk about the show, their schools of vampirism, lycanthropy and poltergeisting, shooting the show in Montreal, and what they have on their dork shelves.
So a vampire, a werewolf and a ghost walk into a bar... No, that's not the beginning of a lame dad joke, that's the premise of SPACE's supernatural dramedy Being Human. Okay, more like a vampire, a werewolf and a ghost move into a house together and hilarity/shenanigans/brutal killings ensue.
HBO further teased fans last night, revealing a moody and atmospheric trailer for their new fantasy series Game of Thrones. Based on the novels of George R. R. Martin, the series revolves around the medieval world of Westeros, a turbulent kingdom where the ruling houses vie for control of the coveted Iron Throne. Thrones features an amazing and sprawling cast that includes fantasy vet Sean Bean, Lena Headey, Peter Dinklage and HBO alum Aiden Gillen.
Everyone's favourite polygamist family is back y'all! The fifth and final season of Big Love starts tonight at 9pm on HBO and it promises to be bigger than ever. It's like TLC's Sister Wives, except more dramatic and everyone is better looking.
Update: Added high resolution versions, plus another Captain Amerca image courtesy of Paramount. Entertainment Weekly has posted two brand-new photos of Captain America and Thor. Both characters are part of the upcoming Avengers film and have respective movies coming out this year.
If you like to smile and feel good, this is the comic for you. If all you want is gritty grim characters... read this issue, and see what a smile feels like on your face. I am an old-school Batgirl fan. If she isn’t Barbara Gordon, I don’t really care. I didn’t care for Cassandra Cain, and I certainly didn’t care about Stephanie Brown stepping into the role. I read the first few issues of the new series so that I could have an informed opinion if someone asked me about the title at the store, but that is it. So why did I read Batgirl #17?