REVIEW: Savage Things #1 – High Concept, Troubled Execution

REVIEW: Savage Things #1 – High Concept, Troubled Execution

There’s a solid concept at the center of Savage Things #1, the debut issue of a new series created by writer Justin Jordan and artist Ibrahim Moustafa. The series centres around a shadowy organization that, decades ago, located and abducted children they believed were budding serial killers. They took these kids, nurtured homicidal tendencies within them, and trained them to become weapons. The series opens with this organization now recognizing the dangers of this project…

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TV Review: Preacher Pilot – Heavy on Gore and Comedy

TV Review: Preacher Pilot – Heavy on Gore and Comedy

So, full disclosure: I’ve never read a single issue of Preacher.  I’m going into this review of the Preacher pilot from the point of view of someone who watched the pilot episode totally fresh and giving my perspective on the episode and the show as such.   Preacher is a show based on a comic book by Garth Ennis and Steve Dillon.  It stars Jesse Cutter (Dominic Cooper) a new preacher in a small Texas town who is…

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Jackie Earle Haley Cast as Odin Quincannon in Preacher

Jackie Earle Haley Cast as Odin Quincannon in Preacher

AMC’s Preacher has added another comic book alum to its cast by bringing in Jackie Earle Haley as a reoccurring villain. Haley will portray the iconic character of Odin Quincannon and has been tapped for a six-episode arc on the upcoming series. Preacher will mark the third comic book adaptation for Haley who has also appeared in Watchmen and Human Target. Haley’s Odin is described as a small, decrepit man with the unscrupulous iron will necessary to be the…

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Save Constantine Campaign Gains Momentum, Seeks to Go Mainstream

Save Constantine Campaign Gains Momentum, Seeks to Go Mainstream

Constantine fans, it appears, are not ready to give up. In fact, they appear to have only begun their fight. After a resurgence in interest following lead character John Constantine’s appearance on the CW’s hit Arrow series, Change.org launched a petition to bring the character back for a second chance. A previous attempt to do so on the same platform failed, but the latest effort has already exceeded the response of the first. As of the…

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AMC Picks up Preacher for a Series

AMC Picks up Preacher for a Series

After months of talks and production, AMC has finally given a green light and ordered a television adaptation series for Garth Ennis and Steve Dillon’s popular 1990s Vertigo comic series, Preacher. The confirmation came from executive producer Seth Rogen when he tweeted the good news. Preacher is coming to AMC! @evandgoldberg@SamCatlin123! The beginning is nigh!!!pic.twitter.com/xVgqYrkEK9 — Seth Rogen (@Sethrogen) September 9, 2015 Developed for television by Rogen and Evan Goldberg (This Is the End, Superbad, Neighbors) and showrunner Sam Catlin (Breaking Bad),…

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Gaiman Responds to One Million Moms’ Call for LUCIFER Cancellation

Gaiman Responds to One Million Moms’ Call for LUCIFER Cancellation

Neil Gaiman isn’t afraid of a little controversy, and with right-wing groups targeting Lucifer, the renowned author is returning fire. After last week’s petition by One Million Moms calling for 20th Century Fox to cancel their upcoming Lucifer series, set to air in 2016. In a post on his Tumblr page, Gaiman responded to One Million Moms, pointing out that this is not the first time he’s been attacked for his unconventional work. “Ah. It…

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Fox Casts Actor Tom Ellis as the Lead in the Upcoming LUCIFER Series

Fox Casts Actor Tom Ellis as the Lead in the Upcoming LUCIFER Series

  Fox Television has announced the first in what is certain to be a string of casting decisions for their upcoming Lucifer series in naming former Rush and Miranda star Tom Ellis as the lead character for the series. Initially rumored in early February, the adaptation of the long-running Vertigo Comics series received an official order from the network late in the month. RELATED: FOX Formally Orders LUCIFER Pilot According to Variety, Lucifer will feature…

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ADVANCE SCOUT: Five Independent Comic Picks for This Week (2/25/15)

ADVANCE SCOUT: Five Independent Comic Picks for This Week (2/25/15)

Each week here at Capeless Crusader, we select a group of creator-owned and independent comic books which are deserving of our readers’ attention. These books represent some of the best work being offered outside of the comics mainstream. Enjoy! Black Hood #1 (Archie) As one of the first foray into the world of masks on some time for Archie comics as a part of their Dark Circle imprint, the new Black Hood ongoing series marks…

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Fox Formally Orders LUCIFER Pilot from Jerry Bruckheimer

Fox Formally Orders LUCIFER Pilot from Jerry Bruckheimer

With TV networks looking to lock down their line-ups for next fall, it looks like another comic book adaptation will be making its way to the airwaves… at least for a while. After reportedly greenlighting the series earlier this month, Fox is moving forward with a formal pilot order for Lucifer, based on the character initially used in Neil Gaiman’s Sandman and later the star of a self-titled solo series by Mike Carey. RELATED: Vertigo’s LUCIFER…

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CW Network Releases New Promotional Poster for iZombie

CW Network Releases New Promotional Poster for iZombie

The CW Network’s adaptation of Vertigo Comics’ iZombie will be hitting airwaves next month and the network is beginning the full-scale publicity push. If you’ve watched any CW programming in the last few weeks, then you’ve seen the flooding of commercial blocks with trailers for the new series, and now the network has released a new promotional poster in advance of the pilot. The iZombie series stars Rose McIver as Olivia Moore, Malcolm Goodwin as…

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