CARLA SPEED MCNEIL WINS LA BOOK PRIZE!05/01/12 @ 2:46 pm EST
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IT'S GREEN ARROW VS. ... PIANO MAN?11/22/17 @ 9:05 pm EST
continues to be one of the most talked about books of 2011, and word of its story and artwork has spread far and wide. So far, in fact, that Carla Speed McNeil has been awarded the prestigious Los Angeles Times Book Prize
in the Graphic Novel category for Finder: Voice
Praise for Carla Speed McNeil’s Finder
“I love Carla Speed McNeil’s Finder
, and I imagine the reason I love it is the same reason it doesn’t get more attention in the comics press: it’s simultaneously straightforward and labyrinthine, genre-based and uncategorizable . . . For me, and for other readers who have gotten pulled into McNeil’s weird and woolly far-future world, Finder
is one of those comics.”—The Comics Journal
“It’s been entirely too long since we were able to experience Carla Speed McNeil’s unique brand of sociological science fiction with its emphasis on character, class and culture. Once again McNeil immerses you in her meticulously detailed world and you’re immediately caught up in a beautifully drawn and deftly written story.”—ICv2
“You’ll keep turning the pages in Voice
to put the pieces of the puzzle together and to see what Grosvenor does next. It is an intricate tale, and Carla Speed McNeil is a master storyteller—with her words and art.”—ScienceFiction.com
“McNeil conveys more emotion and depth through the slick line of a raised eyebrow than most can with an entire book, played out in a world that is unquestionably familiar and unshakably alien.”—Bleeding Cool
“McNeil excels at tying her many character and story elements together and anchoring them in the same increasingly familiar universe, making her fictional world, its inhabitants and their issues and experiences all the more real to the invested, gratified reader.”—No Flying No Tights
Awards and nominations:
Unshelved Book Club’s Book of the Month, February 2012—Unshelved
#1 on Comics Worth Reading’s Best Graphic Novels of 2011—Comics Worth Reading
#2 on Comics Bulletin’s Top 10 Best Graphic Novels of 2011—Comics Bulletin
#4 on Publishers Weekly’s Best Books of 2011, Comics—Publishers Weekly
#4 on ComicsAlliance’s 11 Best Comics of 2011—ComicsAlliance
#29 on Comic Book Resources’ Top 100 Comics of 2011—Comic Book ResourcesAbout Dark Horse
: Founded in 1986 by Mike Richardson, Dark Horse Comics has proven to be a solid example of how integrity and innovation can help broaden a unique storytelling medium and establish a small, homegrown company as an industry giant. The company is known for the progressive and creator-friendly atmosphere it provides for writers and artists. In addition to publishing comics from top talent such as Frank Miller, Mike Mignola, Neil Gaiman, Brian Wood, Gerard Way, Felicia Day, Guillermo del Toro, and comics legends such as Will Eisner, Neal Adams, and Jim Steranko, Dark Horse has developed its own successful properties such as The Mask
, and SpyBoy
. Its successful line of comics and products based on popular properties includes Star Wars
, Mass Effect
, Buffy the Vampire Slayer
, Emily the Strange
, Tim Burton’s Tragic Toys for Girls and Boys, Serenity
, and Domo. Today Dark Horse Comics is the largest independent comic book publisher in the US and is recognized as one of the world’s leading publishers of both creator-owned content and licensed comics material.
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TURKEY DAY SHOT DOWN BY 'RUNAWAYS'11/22/17 @ 8:44 pm EST
Oliver Queen welcomes the Piano Man to the Arrowverse for Thanksgiving. And this is guaranteed to be NO turkey!
Big Bad Cayden James (Michael Emerson) wants to celebrate America's holiday by blowing up a concert ... you guessed it, a Billy Joel concert. The iconic singer will appear in the "Arrow" adventure airing Thursday night on The CW via actual concert footage.
“For the Thanksgiving episode of 'Arrow', we wanted Cayden James to threaten a major event at Star City,” executive producer Marc Guggenheim told Entertainment Weekly
. “A variety of ideas were discussed, but when we settled on a rock concert, I knew it had to be Billy Joel.”
Longtime Joel fan Guggenheim wrote a letter to the musician asking his permission to feature actual concert footage and a song.
“Having grown up on Long Island — where, as it happens, this episode’s concert footage was taken from — I’ve been a fan of Billy and his music since I was 7 years old,” Guggenheim says. “He’s always been an inspiration to me, personally and artistically. I told him as much when I wrote to him to ask for his permission to use his concert footage in our episode and when he agreed, it was one of the happiest days of my career. I chose ‘No Man’s Land’ for the episode because I wanted to use an album track and I’ve always liked how that particular song sounds live.”
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NEW 'THOR: RAGNAROK' POSTER FROM MONDO11/22/17 @ 8:37 pm EST
'Marvel's Runaways' is now streaming on Hulu.
Escape the family this Thanksgiving, and begin your run-away with this video from Marvel on YouTube
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Mondo'CRISIS ON EARTH-X' EXTENDED TRAILER11/22/17 @ 8:33 pm EST
has released a new "Thor: Ragnarok" poster, a VERY colorful illo by artist Matt Taylor.
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JUDE'S LAW: THE ACTOR'S 'CAPTAIN MARVEL' ROLE REVEALED11/22/17 @ 4:03 pm EST
A new Star Wars teaser trailer has hit YouTube
, this "Last Jedi" clip being a Japanese TV spot.
In the spot, Rey takes the battle to Supreme Leader Snoke with a bit of ... Force!
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NEW TEASER FOR JURASSIC WORLD: FALLEN KINGDOM11/22/17 @ 3:46 pm EST
So THAT'S who Jude Law will be in "Captain Marvel"!
Following on the heels Wednesday of news that Law was in talks to take the male lead role in the female-starring Marvel Studios pic, Variety
has updated its report from saying Law's role is unknown to the following:
"Law will be playing Doctor Walter Lawson, a.k.a. Mar-Vell, who becomes a mentor of sorts to [Carol] Danvers as she tries to figure out her new powers."
In the comics, of course, Mar-Vell is the name of a Kree warrior who himself bore the name Captain Marvel. His death by cancer is a Marvel classic and took place in the company's very first graphic novel by Jim Starlin. Carol Danvers was a supporting character in Mar-Vell's comic long before she gained powers as Ms. Marvel, more recently called Captain Marvel.
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JUDE LAW SOARS INTO 'CAPTAIN MARVEL'11/22/17 @ 2:58 pm EST
BOOM Studios and Explosm are proud to empower a new generation of parents with CYANIDE & HAPPINESS: A GUIDE TO PARENTING BY THREE GUYS WITH NO KIDS
in April 2018. In a collection of irreverent and outrageous comic strips and essays by the creators behind one of the most popular, longest-running webcomics of all time, cartoonists Kris Wilson, Rob DenBleyker, and Dave McElfatrick combine all of their knowledge and experience—or lack thereof—for a laugh-out-loud, labor-inducing look into the world of parenthood through the sick and twisted lens of Cyanide & Happiness
"My book is the best book out of all the books. It is about parenting,” said Dave McElfatrick. “If you don't know what that is, ask your mum or dad."
Featuring a Foreword by Lunarbaboon: The Daily Life of Parenthood
author Chris Grady, CYANIDE & HAPPINESS: A GUIDE TO PARENTING BY THREE GUYS WITH NO KIDS
is a definitive and reliable manual that demystifies the complicated world of parenting while delivering crucial tips and sage advice—all from three guys who make comics instead of children. This informative guide for breeders tackles all the big parenting issues: Finding messages in your alphabet soup, drawing the perfect hand turkey, getting away with kidnapping, telling your kids you don't love them anymore, and making out with your kid's best friend's dad.
“A girl I knew in college introduced me to Cyanide & Happiness
over a decade ago. I’ve since married that girl and spawned a small, delightful manchild while simultaneously acquiring and editing a Cyanide & Happiness
parenting book,” said Bryce Carlson, Managing Editor, BOOM! Studios. “That, my friends, is the circle of life. It’s also the cosmos telling you to buy this book. Trust me, my parenting skills have reached all-new heights since working on this book, regardless of what that girl I married from college says.”CYANIDE & HAPPINESS: A GUIDE TO PARENTING BY THREE GUYS WITH NO KIDS
will be available for sale in April 2018 at local comic book shops; booksellers like Amazon, Barnes & Noble, and Books-A-Million; or through the BOOM! Studios webstore. Digital copies can be purchased from content providers like comiXology, iBooks, Google Play, and the BOOM! Studios app. The previous two Cyanide & Happiness
books from BOOM! Studios, Punching Zoo
(2013) and Stab Factory
(2015), are currently available.
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'COCO' SINGS $2.3M TUESDAY NIGHT11/22/17 @ 2:48 pm EST
Brie Larson will not be talking to herself in Marvel Studios' "Captain Marvel" film. Variety
is reporting Jude Law is in talks to take on the male lead of the film. That exact role is currently unknown, except the characrter will be a mentor of sorts to Larson's Carol Danvers.
Ben Mendelsohn has signed on to play the big-bad in the movie, with “Half Nelson” helmers Anna Boden and Ryan Fleck directing. Kevin Feige is producing.
Marvel had no comment.
Feige announced at this year's San Diego Comic-Con that the film will be set in the 1990s, before the Avengers ever thought of assembling. Samuel L. Jackson is expected to reprise his role as super-spy and sometime SHIELD jefe Nick Fury.
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The battle of the Thanksgiving box office has begun between Disney/Pixar's "Coco" and Warner Bros/DC Films' "Justice League."
The animated story of a boy who dreams of being a musician last night earned $2.3 million (Deadline
), and is projected to make $60M over the next five days.
"Justice League" showed its super-strength by leading all films in regular release with $10M Tuesday, up 41% over Monday, for a running cume of $111.9M. The Zack Snyder-directed movie is also expected to take in a gross of $60M over the next five days.
The battle continues!