Comic Book Market Maven: Image, IDW Look to Dominate

Comic Book Market Maven: Image, IDW Look to Dominate

The final sales numbers for May should be out shortly, and I’ll write up an additional post looking at those in more detail. In the meantime, let’s take a look at what’s on sale in the second week of June. The Big Two It’s a relatively quiet week for the Big Two in terms of perennial monthly top 10 titles. DC, of course, has another issue of Batman: Eternal, which will do quite well for itself….

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ADVANCE REVIEW: “Chew/Revival #1″ From a Revival Fan’s Perspective

ADVANCE REVIEW: “Chew/Revival #1″ From a Revival Fan’s Perspective

Note: This review is part of a double-feature, in which we review the Chew/Revival crossover from the perspectives of fans of both series. You can find Asaph’s Chew-slanted review here. There were three things I knew about Chew before diving into this one-shot. It was offbeat, slightly insane, and apparently riotously funny at times. After finishing, those were all completely confirmed. In one of the most delightfully unexpected crossovers in comics history, John Layman and Tim Seeley have taken their universes and slightly…

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Invincible Movie? Chasing Up Rumours!

Invincible Movie? Chasing Up Rumours!

It’s March 2005 and Variety posts the news that Paramount Pictures have purchased the rights to make an Invincible movie, a tale of the son of an all-powerful superhero who grows up to forge his own path in his super-hero career. Penned by Robert Kirkman of the now world-famous Walking Dead series, the cult super-hero comic garnered a lot of attention as Kirkman himself was pegged to write the script, giving the promised title an aura of authenticity few…

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ADVANCE SCOUT 5/7/14: Sea Apes, Serial Killers, Strong Female Leads, and Limbo

ADVANCE SCOUT 5/7/14: Sea Apes, Serial Killers, Strong Female Leads, and Limbo

SITUATION: This week marks a transition for this ongoing column. I, Mike Sains, will be taking the reigns on both Advance Scout (our independent comics showcase here on Capeless Crusader) and Cape Watch (our mainstream showcase) from here on out. Now that we have a sizable review team, I as the editor now have the time to sift through the giant pile of never-ending new releases. For Advance Scout, I will continue to offer choices…

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Valiant Taps Straczynski to Pen SHADOWMAN Film

Valiant Taps Straczynski to Pen SHADOWMAN Film

Having already announced plans to launch a film franchise centered around the Valiant Comics cornerstone Bloodshot, Valiant Entertainment is pushing forward with their next franchise: Shadowman. According to a report from Deadline, the hard-charging company has tapped veteran television, film, and comics scribe J. Michael Straczynski (Babylon 5, Amazing Spider-Man) as the man to adapt the character for the big screen. Shadowman marks the second announced film from the resurgent Valiant Entertainment as they push forward with…

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Sony Pictures Partners With Valiant to Produce BLOODSHOT Film

Sony Pictures Partners With Valiant to Produce BLOODSHOT Film

The new owners of Valiant Comics are wasting no time in finding ways to make the most of their new toys, namely Bloodshot. Deadline is reporting the Sony Pictures has signed a deal with Valiant Entertainment heads Jason Kothari and Dinesh Shamdasani to produce a live-action feature based on Valiant’s Bloodshot series. While no release date has been set and no casting announcements made, this marks a major step for the relaunched brand, as they look…

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