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Monday, September 1, 2014

'Concrete Park' Comic Creators Signing at Meltdown Comics

ART SHOW: A Tribute to Joss Whedon

 Andrew Heath 

A show almost 2 years in the making, this Friday night at G1988 (West), artists will debut pieces inspired by the movies and TV shows of writer/director Joss Whedon. When Whedon explained he hoped Gallery1988 would one day tribute his work with an art show during his Comic Con Q&A one year, we jumped at the possibility. With the blessing of Whedon, it will all come to a head this weekend, when we open the show with an opening reception from 7-10 PM. Make sure to join and check the incredible artwork honoring an incredible creator.

Sunday, August 31, 2014

'The Greatest American Hero' is Reborn at Fox from Phil Lord and Chris Miller

For a guy like me whose adolescence spanned the 1980's the news that this cult classic television show, The Greatest American Hero, is getting a chance to return is the best news I've heard all week. What's even better is that The Lego Movie writers/directors Phil Lord and Chris Miller will be executive producers in the planned one-hour TV pilot.

Saturday, August 30, 2014

MASH-UP VIDEO: 'The Incredibles' by Christopher Nolan

As mash-up videos go this one If THE INCREDIBLES Was A CHRISTOPHER NOLAN Film isn't so much of a stretch when you stop and think about it. It's a remarkable recut of The Incredibles trailer with The Dark Knight score and appropriately ominous voice-over clips ala Chris Nolan.

Thursday, August 28, 2014

Batgirl of Burnside Takes the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge

The new creative team taking over DC Comic's Batgirl comic book series were nominated to take the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge and what better way than through a comic strip. Writers Brenden Fletcher, Cameron Stewart and artist Babs Tarr created this cute but important PSA about donating to fight ALS on their tumblr page. Batgirl takes the soaking with some help from a "friend." See it all below.

Wednesday, August 27, 2014

COMIC BOOK DAY: Notable New Releases for August 27

This week's batch is all about storytelling. Some of the best writers (not to mention artists) have some great issues lined up to further excite and titillate anxious readers. Few books do a better job of satiating their fans like Saga (#22) from Brian K. Vaughn and Fiona Staples. Matt Kindt is a tour de force as writer and artist on Mind Mgmt (#25). Brian Wood, Garry Brown and Jordie Bellaire give The Massive (#26) its distinct look and feel as the series winds down. So many great people behind great stories this week.

Donald Glover Gets Animated as Spider-Man for Disney

It may not be exactly what rapper and Community actor Donald Glover and his fans had in mind when the campaign to land the role in 2012's Amazing Spider-Man produced an infectious hashtag - #donald4spiderman - but he's still ecstatic to voice his favorite hero. He didn't get the live-action role but on Disney XD's animated series, Ultimate Spider-Man: Web Warriors, he'll finally get his chance as Miles Morales, the Spider-Man from a parallel universe.

Meet the Students of 'Gotham Academy' with These Beautiful Promo Posters

Gotham Academy doesn't debut until October but that didn't stop DC Comics and writer/artist Becky Cloonan from releasing three promotional posters introducing characters from the Batman-verse teen drama. Cloonan co-writes with Brenden Fletcher and artist Karl Kerschl and colorist Romain Gashet handle the interior art. 

Henry Cavill and Amy Adams Get Soaked on Set of 'Batman V Superman' for Ice Bucket Challenge

When they're not Superman and Lois Lane, Henry Cavill and Amy Adams, find time between scenes of Batman V Superman to accept the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge. The adorable video captures the co-stars, primarily Adams, nominating other friends and family members right before getting doused by buckets of cold water. 

Deadpool Variant Covers Take Over October to Celebrate Marvel's 75th Anniversary

Marvel is celebrating its 75th Anniversary with its clown prince, the "merc with a mouth," Deadpool on variant covers for the month of October. He'll be popping in on some iconic covers from the past in various titles. 

New 'Flash' Poster from The CW Hints at Some More DC World Building

The CW is promoting the new DC Comics adaptation of The Flash starring Grant Gustin with a new teaser poster full of interesting, or possibly interesting, Easter eggs that could point to more guest appearances. Premiering in just over a month, the new series is teasing fans with clues to what else could be in store for The Fastest Man Alive.

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