Come read about, Drive Angry, Skyline, Super, Trueblood and Batman: Under the Red Hood.
As the latest step in my quest for geek world domination, I have agreed to be an official San Diego Comicon Correspondent for Obsessed with Film. Each day, I will file a report based on my experiences. The site already has write-ups on the Nikita Preview Screening as well as my Thursday adventures in Hall H (with guest appearances by Angelie Jolie, Olivia Wilde, Bruce Willis, and Helen Mirren.) If you need more immediate new fixes, I have also taken over their Twitter Feed.
Obsessedwithfilm can be found here and their Twitter account is here.
Also, if you are at the Con, be sure to swing by the Free Table and pick up some Sky Girl swag. And if you want to find me then I think you are nuts, Angelina Jolie is there. But, I can found at one of the many Comics Experience Panels offered throughout the convention schedule.
Zack Kruse is a talented man. He is the author of the Contingent, which provides a great take on the school for superpowered students. (Issue 5 came out last week). This week, Zack launched a new webcomic Mystery Solved! launched.
Mystery Solved! is the webcomic dedicated to skepticism and adventure!
It revolves around the investigations of globe-trotting raconteur,
Colonel Randall Thaddeus Winchester IV. The Colonel, for short. The
Colonel's adventures square him off against gullible ghost hunters,
phony faith healers, mysterious beasts, and all manner of paranormal
happenings various and sundry.
Mystery Solved! features art by Jim Miller, Dave Dwonch, Dave Wachter, Ben Tiede, Daniel Logan, Andy Jewett, Matt Gross, Vince Bonavoglia, and many more. I've worked with many of these guys on CGS projects and they are all great guys (not mention top notch artists.)
So, you should give this a try. You certainly can't beat the price. It looks like the first storyline will be about fairies and I can't wait to see Zack's take on them.
A new page will be released every Thursday. Zack says that he will be updating the blog as is necessary on the other days of the week.
Mystery Solved! can be found at http://www.mysterysolvedcomic.com.
And if you are fans of the early days of the New Mutants (the Claremont/Simonson years), you should really check out the Contingent, which is available at DCBService.com. We discussed it on the Making Independent Comics Panel at this years Supershow.
Earlier this year, I moderated a panel on creating independent comicsat the 2010 CGS Supershow.
Not only do we discuss all the elements of making comics (from idea to drawing to coloring to printing to advertising). But, there are plugs galore--I mean information on upcoming projects.
I can't vouch for the quality, but the content is great.
You can listen to the episode below or go to the Comic Geek Speak site and download it directly.
Supershow 2011 has been announced for the last week of April and I hope to get another opportunity to do more great panels.
CGSSS'10: Creating Webcomics Panel CGS: Episode 860 (June 4, 2010) Presenting the lively Creating Webcomics Panel from CGS Super Show '10 featuring Kevin Freeman, Katie Cook, Julian Lytle, Danielle Corsetto, Mike Schwartz, Dave Dwonch and Jamie Fickes. (58:22)
Listen to the show!
These movies have been hit or miss with me. However, this one looks pretty darn good. I remember anxiously waiting each month when this storyline ran through Loeb's Superman/Batman (of course the Michael Turner art was amazing). Ad the fact that there is a Supergirl documentary and a Green Arrow short, and this is more than worth the price of the Blu Ray.
If I had one complaint, it is that DC could have included a tribute/retrospective of Michael Turner, who died in 2008 as a special feature.
Here is the official press release:
Warner Bros. Officially Announces Superman/Batman: Apocalypse
To save an earthbound Kryptonian, the Man of Steel and the Dark Knight unite once again – this time to battle the powerful forces of Darkseid – in Superman/Batman: Apocalypse.
The ninth entry in the popular, ongoing series of DC PG-13 films is coming September 28, 2010 from Warner Premiere, DC Comics and Warner Bros. Animation. The highly anticipated, full-length film will be distributed by Warner Home Video as a Special Edition Blu-Ray™ and 2-Disc Special Edition DVD as well
as single disc DVD. The film will also be available On Demand and for Download.
Fan favorites Tim Daly (Private Practice) and Kevin Conroy (China Beach) return to their seminal roles as Superman and Batman, respectively. The celebrity-laden guest cast is headed by Andre Braugher (Men of a Certain Age) as the daunting Darkseid. Sci-Fi heroine Summer Glau (Serenity/Firefly, Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles) provides the voice of Supergirl, and seven-time Emmy Award winner Ed Asner (Up) reprises his Superman: The Animated Series/Justice League role as Granny Goodness.
“Just as Superman and Batman stand atop the DC canon of characters, so do the respective seminal voices of Tim Daly and Kevin Conroy in the hearts and minds of fans. Superman/Batman: Apocalypse will no doubt please comic-centric and mainstream audiences alike – particularly in the performances of Daly and Conroy opposite dynamic actors like Andre Braugher and Ed Asner, and fanboy favorite Summer Glau,” said Amit Desai, WHV Vice President of Family, Animation & Partner Brands.
“Great things happen when powerful entities come together, and the partnership of Warner Premiere, DC Comics and Warner Bros. Animation is proud to continue this popular film series by once again uniting the two most popular characters in the DC Universe in a story that truly tests their strength, trust, loyalty, ingenuity and heroism,” said Matt Bierman, Senior Vice President Production, Warner Premiere.
Based on the DC Comics series/graphic novel “Superman/Batman: Supergirl” by Jeph Loeb, Michael Turner & Peter Steigerwald, Superman/Batman: Apocalypse is produced by animation legend Bruce Timm and directed by Lauren Montgomery (Justice League: Crisis on Two Earths) from a script by Academy Award-nominated screenwriter Tab Murphy (Gorillas in the Mist).
"It is a testament to the larger-than-life nature of Jeph Loeb’s blockbuster storylines that two of the first nine DC Universe movies are based on his work," said Geoff Johns, Chief Creative Officer of DC Entertainment. "Superman/Batman: Apocalypse lets us see Superman and Batman in action side-by-side again, but this time along with Supergirl and one of DC's greatest villains, Darkseid."
After a spaceship splashes down in Gotham City Harbor, Batman and Superman encounter a mysterious Kryptonian with powers as great as those of the Man of Steel. The Kryptonian is soon revealed to be Kara, cousin of Superman, who takes her under his wing to educate her about the ways of Earth. However, the villainous Darkseid has other plans.
Seeing an opportunity to finally defeat Superman, Darkseid abducts and gains control of Kara, utilizing the powerful Kryptonian to do his bidding. It’s up to Batman and Superman to save Kara, but they’ll have to take the fight to Darkseid within his hostile world – where unknown, deadly threats lurk around every corner, including a brainwashed Kryptonian able to match Superman blow-for-blow.
In addition to the feature film, the Superman/Batman: Apocalypse Special Edition Blu-Ray™ and 2-Disc Special Edition DVD include the third DC Showcase animated short, Green Arrow. Screenwriter Greg Weisman’s story finds Oliver Queen at the Star City International Airport to pick up his girlfriend, only to be forced into action as Green Arrow to protect the 10-year-old Princess of Vlatava from his old nemesis Merlyn the Magnificent and the League of Assassins. The short features the voices of Neal McDonough (Desperate Housewives) and Malcolm McDowell (Entourage). Bruce Timm is executive producer.
Superman/Batman: Apocalypse 2-Disc Special Edition DVD features more
than 1 1/2 hours of exciting extra content, including:
• Feature film (est. 75 min)
• DC Showcase: Green Arrow (10 min)
• Sneak Peak at the Next DC Universe Animated Original Movie (10 min)
• Featurette: Supergirl: The Last Daughter of Krypton - A
comprehensive look at The Maiden of Might from her introduction in the
classic age of comics to her death in the “Crisis on Infinite Earths”
crossover event to her appearance on Smallville and beyond.
• 2 bonus episodes from animated television series handpicked by Bruce Timm
Superman/Batman: Apocalypse Special Edition Blu-Ray™ will include more
than 2 1/2 hours of intriguing bonus features, starting with all of
the content available on the 2-Disc Special Edition DVD and adding:
• All-New Featurette: The New Gods - This documentary covers
Darkseid’s story, particularly in reference to the adaptation of
Superman/Batman: Apocalypse. A primer on the wealth of material and
stories contained in the New Gods series, along with a deeper
understanding of why these characters – and especially Darkseid – are
so memorable and important to the DC pantheon.
• All-New Featurette Pods
• Orion - The mightiest warrior on either New Genesis or Apokolips,
Orion follows an almost Shakespearean arc culminating in the slaying
of his father, Darkseid. This mini-featurette shines a light on this
classically tragic character.
Mister Miracle - This mini-featurette focuses on the greatest escape
artist the universe has ever known and how he was traded in a peace
effort to be raised by Darkseid, the enemy of all New Genesis.
• 2 additional bonus TV series episodes handpicked by Bruce Timm
• Digital copy on disc of the feature film
Joe's Cup of Geek
Trying to keep you up with all the news, reviews and views that's fit for geeks.