Ready For Their Close-Ups: 3 Super-Universes Ready For Your Screens

Ready For Their Close-Ups: 3 Super-Universes Ready For Your Screens

At this point, despite the occasional think pieces to the contrary, the continued successes of super-hero films and TV series indicate that stories of heroes vs. villains won’t be going anywhere anytime soon. But the bulk of the properties have largely been drawn from either Marvel or DC Comics. Though we’ve seen comic book properties successfully adapted from non-superhero sources recently (“The Walking Dead” and “Preacher” being among the most prominent), when it comes to…

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REVIEW: Micronauts #1 and #2 – Everything Old is New Again

REVIEW: Micronauts #1 and #2 – Everything Old is New Again

Almost a decade before Transformers hit store shelves, there existed a Japanese toy line called Microman. This series of small, robotic toys were meant to be actual size for the Micro beings that came from Micro Earth. They had interchangeable parts and some were clear, so you could see their inner cybernetic parts. It was a popular enough toy line, eventually getting a comic series published by Marvel. The comic outlived the toy series, going…

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POINT OF ENTRY: Sandman Overture

POINT OF ENTRY: Sandman Overture

I have never read Sandman. I have also read very little Neil Gaiman (only Stardust and Coraline). Apparently, that makes me a bad person. . . so says my husband. So when I picked up Sandman for him I also decided to give it a try. What is Sandman: Overture about? Well, I don’t really know. Something about entities that are only supposed to exist in dreams. I’m guessing the master is Sandman (although I’m…

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The Sandman: Overture Launches Today

The Sandman: Overture Launches Today

Today (Wednesday, October 30) Vertigo has released “The Sandman: Overture #1,” the brand-new prequel to Neil Gaiman’s classic series. Fear not, fans of the original; Gaiman himself is once again at the helm, writing this promising new entry into the vertigo lineup. Acclaimed artist J.H. Williams is illustrating the book. Dave McKean, who drew the covers for the original Sandman, will be back for Overture as well. [FROM THE OFFICIAL PRESS RELEASE] Neil Gaiman returns…

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Revelations and Marriage Proposals in Batwoman

Revelations and Marriage Proposals in Batwoman

There certainly is more than one way to reveal your secret identity to your significant other. In issue #17 of Batwoman, Kathy Kane reveals to her girlfriend Maggie Sawyer that she is Batwoman in one panel and asks for her hand in marriage in the next one. This issue was also significant in the fact that it is writer/artist J.H. Williams III’s last issue on art duties. Trevor McCarthy will be coming on board with…

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Best of 2012: Aaron O’Neill

Best of 2012: Aaron O’Neill

Best Writer 1. Mark Waid (Daredevil, Rocketeer) 2. Johnathan Hickman (Manhattan Projects, Fantastic Four) 3. Brian K. Vaughan (Saga) Mark Waid is a man invigorated it seems as he is penning some of the finest work of his already legendary career.  His bold and alternative telling of Daredevil has already bagged him a handful of Eisner awards this year and how well deserved they are. Taking a series previously renowned for its dark and morose…

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