Cap fans became very excited when they were told that Marvel Comics would release a four-issue mini-series titled Astonishing Captain America. It was to be an enduring solo Captain America release that took place before Captain America: The First Avenger and include the talents of Andy Diggle and Adi Granov. That was back in 2010. Now, three years later, it’s finally available and Diggle says it has been worth the wait.
With the years just gone by, we have seen the Cap make it to the big screen. In fact, there have been many Marvel movies that has Captain America as one of the main characters. The comics are still rolling and we can all now experience the adventures of our beloved Cap when we watch the movies too.
For a very short period of time in the weeks before the identity of the 12th Doctor was revealed, Doctor Who fans thought that a woman might ascend the Tardis for the first time in the show’s 50 year history. As we all know now, that didn’t happen. Instead the very talented and equally male Peter Capaldi attained the position. However, Steven Moffat says that gender has absolutely nothing to do with choosing the right Doctor and when the right woman takes the role, it will be because she is the right person for the job. Continue reading
If you happen to be in the overlapping portion of the Pokémon/Yakuza gambling Venn Diagram – which I apparently am – then the following news will make you a very happy person. Continue reading
It seems we have another project that has arisen from the ashes of development hell.
Charles Burns’ graphic novel Black Hole is back on track to be adapted into a film by Brad Pitt and his production company Plan B with David Fincher attached to direct. Continue reading
Many fans like myself have grown up with Capcom’s Mega Man over the years, an equal amount have also spent time with Mega Man X, and many of the latter wondered when Mega Man X would hit the comic scene. Wonder no more, as Archie Comics adds Mega Man X backups to the Mega Man comics starting in February’s issue #34.
Criminal, the pitch-black crime comic from Ed Brubaker and Sean Phillips, is one of my all-time favorites. Don’t get me wrong; all of the Brubaker/Phillips collaborations are worthwhile, from classic Sleeper to the more recent Incognito and Fatale. The two creators just bring out the best in each other. So when I heard a few years back that Brubaker would be adapting his own comic – Criminal‘s first arc, “Coward” – for film, I was pretty ecstatic. Nothing came of it, however. Just yesterday, though, news broke that Korean director Kim Jee-woon would be using Brubaker’s script and moving forward with a Criminal film. It’s time to get excited. Continue reading
Universal Pictures will bring Arnold back as planned to reprise his role as the barbarian king. As of this month, it has been a year since we first received the news that the Conan franchise would move forward with the movie. Andrea Berloff – best known for her penning of World Trade Center – has been chosen to write the script for Legend of Conan after closing a deal with Universal Studio. Most recently she adapted the French action film Sleepless Night and currently is writing for Disney on the retelling of the King Arthur myth. Continue reading
After I didn’t think you could have a weirder superpower than Goldballs, Matt Fraction and Chip Zdarsky bring the ultimate funk.
Two people find out they both have the power to stop time when they have sex. By accident. I swear. Continue reading
When it comes to anything remotely comics related, I appreciate a fellow man working the hustle until the hustle works. After all, we all want that dream job, don’t we?
Anthony Mackie did. And that’s how he ended up playing Falcon in Captain America: The Winter Soldier.
Samuel L. Jackson’s Nick Fury has, alongside Clark Gregg’s popular Agent Coulson, been the glue that holds the Marvel Cinematic Universe together. It makes sense that he would be one of the first people to break any casting news and dispel any rumors – and today, he did just that. In an interview, Jackson seemingly confirmed that actress Elizabeth Olsen has officially signed on to play Scarlet Witch in the upcoming Avengers sequel. Continue reading