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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BACK ISSUES: Legion, Marvel and Mental Illness

BACK ISSUES: Legion, Marvel and Mental Illness

Welcome to another edition of “Back Issues”, the column where I examine a character, concept or theme making waves in comics today through issues from the past. Last week saw the premiere of Legion, a new FX TV series based on the Marvel character created by Chris Claremont and Bill Sienkiewicz. The series follows David Haller, a mutant currently being treated for schizophrenia as a patient in a psychiatric hospital. Haller is one of the few…

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The Script For a New Spawn Movie is Complete

The Script For a New Spawn Movie is Complete

Out of all the comic books getting movie adaptions nowadays, there is one character in particular that fans have been eager to see return to the screen once again after their first cinematic outing in 1997. That character of course is the demonic antihero, Spawn, who’s very creator, Todd McFarlane, has revealed that he has just finished working on the screenplay for Spawn’s newest film iteration. While at the 2016 New York Toy Fair, McFarlane was interviewed by Comicbook.com about…

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Al Simmons returns in Image Comics one-shot SPAWN: RESURRECTION

Al Simmons returns in Image Comics one-shot SPAWN: RESURRECTION

Image Comics new SPAWN series writer, Paul Jenkins, brings back a long lost character, the original Spawn, in his and artist Jonboy Meyers SPAWN: RESURRECTION. In the upcoming collectable one-shot of SPAWN: RESURRECTION, Jenkins brings back Al Simmons, giving readers a deeper look into Simmons tragic past, five years after he initially put himself in a state of limbo by means of suicide. Simmons return to the SPAWN title is a mysterious one, as it  still isn’t…

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Image Launches Massive SPAWN Digital Sales

Image Launches Massive SPAWN Digital Sales

Independent comics publisher Image Comics announced today that they would be releasing the entire run of their seminal Spawn title across a variety of digital comics platforms. The move, intended to commemorate the release of the 250th issue of the Todd McFarlane-created character, sees the publisher making all 250 issues available online for the first time. After a span of several years which has seen both of the Big Two publishers relaunch every one of…

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