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New Iron Man 2 Pictures, Black Widow Revealed

The latest issue of Entertainment Weekly has some new shots from Iron Man 2.  The new photos include most importantly, our first look at Scarlett Johansson in skin tight leather… errr I mean, as Black Widow. Click here or the image above to see a high resolution shot of the Entertainment Weekly Iron Man 2 […]

Jeff’s Pulls for the Week of July 8

As a collector the last few weeks have been insane, I’ve been overwhelmed with titles recently.  Now you die hard fans are scoffing at my plight, but to be honest, having to read this many books is an overload for my brain, not to mention the financial impact this repeated pull list overload has had.  […]

Ryan Reynolds is Green Lantern

The Hollywood Reporter is reporting that Ryan Reynolds has beat out the likes of Bradley Cooper and Justin Timberlake for the role of DC Comics Hal Jordan, the Green Lantern. Green Lantern which is being fast tracked for a 2011 release will be directed by Casino Royale director Martin Campbell. The fact that Justin Timberlake […]

Art-O-Bot: McNiven, Donovan, Templeton

Welcome back to the one and only Art-O-Bot, the column designed to bring you a taste of what is out there in the world of comic book art.  This week we’re featuring two veterans of the industry and a good friend from South of the border.  Art-O-Bot; transform and roll out! Steve McNiven A while […]

Batman: Number One

FunnyOrDie presents Batman: Number One, a hilarious short film in which we discover that having dead parents isn’t the only issue the Dark Knight has. Thanks to richpee for the link FROM AROUND THE WEB

Art-O-Bot: Canete, Andrasofszky, Madureira

Welcome back to the Art-O-Bot, this week we present some of the most dynamic artists you may not of heard of.  If you know any artists or are a local artist and want to be featured on the Art-O-Bot, contact jeff@dorkshelf.com. Eric Canete It’s rare in this day and age of comics that an artist […]

Jeff’s Pulls for the Week of June 24

This week is what I like to call a hell week; the sheer number of titles I need to read equals a large amount of dollars spent. As a result, I’ll mainly focus on why I’m buying or not buying particular books this week. Astonishing X-Men #30 Writer Warren Ellis is one mad Brit.  Ellis […]

Art-O-Bot: Rivoche, Brogila, Daniel

It’s that time again: Art-O-Bot returns! Tony Daniel The huge Batman event Battle for the Cowl from DC Comics was visually entertaining and a very fast paced book.  It was also on time, something that doesn’t happen often with the big event books.  Tony Daniel’s art was perfect for these books, his story telling techniques […]

Jeff’s Pulls for the Week of June 17

I want to thank you all for coming back and remind you that if you have any books you think I should check out, or even your own pull list please feel free to comment, or email me jeff@dorkshelf.com. Keep in mind these are not full length reviews, nor is that the intention of the […]

Podcast 7: Cannes, Not Khan

Special guests Peter Kuplowsky, programmer at the Bloor and the After Dark Film Festival, and Noah Taylor, blogger extraordinaire, join Jeff, Lucas, and Will for a discussion of recent films and comics. Peter lets us know what he saw at The Cannes Film Festival, and Jeff talks to us about Batman and Robin #1. "Here we go!"

Art-O-Bot: Hughes, Wegener, Garbowska

Art-O-Bot is a continuing series of profiles on local, established, and up-and-coming comic artists. This week we are proud to bring you Adam Hughes, Scott Wegener, and Agnes Garbowska. Adam Hughes Hughes is one of the comic book world’s most celebrated cover artists.  This is not to say he doesn’t know how to tell a […]

Mickey Rourke is Steampunk He-Man

Paramount Pictures has let slip the first official photo of Mickey Rourke as Ivan “Whiplash” Vanko in Jon Favreau’s Iron Man 2.  Rourke’s character is actually a combination of two Iron Man villains: Blacklash and a Russian villain Crimson Dynamo.  The photo no doubt represents an early iteration of the character in the film; as […]

CGC Grades and Comic Prices

I want to take some time to answer a question I was asked by Susan. I was recently in a comic book shop my boyfriend frequents and saw books in large plastic cases with numbers above them. I was going to buy him one for his birthday and noticed that the prices jumped up. I […]

Jeff’s Pulls for the week of June 1st

Welcome back to this week’s pull list: what comics I’m looking forward to reading in the next week, and why I’m excited about them. Last week, I explained what pull lists are, and I hope since then some of you are now happy pull-listers in your own right. Batman and Robin #1 Spoiler Alert!  Dick […]

Art-O-Bot: Perez, Immonen, Picheli

Art-O-Bot is a series of profiles of local, established, and up and coming comic artists. In this second instalment, we profile established artists that have worked for Pixar and Marvel, as well as a new talent working on NYX. Ramón Pérez is truly a jack-of-all-trades. As part of local studio and comic arts collective Transmission […]

Danny McBride wants Hench Movie set in DC Universe

Variety reported yesterday that a few of the guys behind HBO’s hilarious Eastbound & Down are set to develop a film based on the comic book Hench. Danny McBride, star of Eastbound & Down and the upcoming Land of the Lost is set to star in Hench, a movie about a retired football player who […]

Jeff’s Pulls for the week of May 24th

What is a pull list? Most comic book retailers offer memberships to frequent customers. You pay to have your most frequently purchased books pulled so that you don’t have to pull them off the racks. This can save you time, disappointment, and, sometimes, money. Say you want a copy of a very popular Spider-Man / Superman […]

EcoComics: The Economics of a World with Superheroes

EcoComics is a hilarious blog that applies real world economic and political science theories to the universes of Marvel and DC Comics.  The site discusses what the economic realities of a world full of superheroes and villains would be.  Among the topics discussed are how the recession is affecting comic book characters and the propensity […]