WRITER BRANDON JERWA JOINS VAMPIRELLA!!! VAMPIRELLA #21 HITS COMIC STORES JULY 2012!!!05/04/12 @ 4:36 pm EST
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DF REVIEW: GUARDIANS 3000 #110/02/14 @ 12:32 pm EST
Vampirella gains a new writer this July with Brandon Jerwa! In Brandon's first issue, #21, needs something else here as after here the "after" should start the new sentence. After the startling events of last issue, Vampirella's ready to put everything on the line in an attempt to save one soul and destroy another. Heroes and villains alike are playing toward their own endgame, and the cards are turning with a deadly quickness. We're not kidding when we say that BIG changes are coming, and it all starts here with Part 1 of INQUISITION! Be sure to pick up Vampirella at this great jumping-on point with issue #21!
"I've been a fan of Eric Trautmann's Vampirella since the first issue, and given our ongoing collaboration, this might be one of the easiest handoffs in the history of comics," says writer Brandon Jerwa. "Will my Vampirella book be different? Absolutely. Will I be undoing what has come before? No way. Dynamite has a great franchise here, and I'm going to do my best to turn the amps up to eleven!"
"Eric's told all the stories that he wanted to tell and it's been a great ride. He helped us re-introduce Vampirella and we have been very happy with his stories and we're sorry to see him go," adds Dynamite Entertainment President and Publisher Nick Barrucci. "But Brandon Jerwa has big plans for the series, and it's incredible! I don't want to give too much away but it's a great new direction and fans will be happy."
Brandon Jerwa's comic book career began in 2003, when he submitted a script to Devil's Due Publishing that was accepted, and was eventually published in G.I. Joe: Frontline #11-14. Soon afterwards, he became the main writer on G.I. Joe: A Real American Hero and also wrote several G.I. Joe miniseries. On May 18, 2006, Brandon was featured on episode #24 of the Game Show Network's I've Got a Secret; his secret being that in honor of his work on the G.I. Joe comics, Hasbro used his face as the basis for the G.I. Joe action figure Dragonsky. In 2006 and 2007, Jerwa began writing for Dynamite Entertainment, working on the series Highlander, co-writing the first four issues with Michael Avon Oeming before moving on to a prolific run on Battlestar Galactica. Jerwa and Eric Trautmann collaborated on a project called Wide Awake, which appeared first as a short story in Popgun Vol. 2, then as a Free Comic Book Day special, and then later as a free webcomic. In 2009, the duo pitched an idea for a graphic novel to DC's imprint Vertigo, which was accepted, and soon after Jerwa was contacted about working with DC directly. Jerwa's first work for DC Comics was in September 2009 as the writer of the Inferno co-feature in The Shield, a monthly series that introduced re-imagined versions of the Red Circle Comics superhero characters into the DC Universe.
Brandon Jerwa currently writes Pantha in addition to Vampirella for Dynamite Entertainment!
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By BYRON BREWERDC’S BATMAN COMIC JUMPS TO FIVE BUCKS AN ISSUE10/01/14 @ 11:56 pm EST
We always knew writer Dan Abnett (late of the famed DnA writing combo) was a master of futuristic science fiction.
These days, that is just where Abnett is: in the future!
The fan fave returns to Marvel with a bang, and with the original Arnold Drake/Gene Colan (and we might wanna add Steve Gerber in there somewhere) Guardians of the Galaxy.
Warning to the valued “new reader”: This is not the most friendly book for a #1 you will encounter. But as an Abnett fan, I can guarantee you that exciting times and cosmic wonderment awaits if you – and this time, Marvel ED – gives the book a chance.
Already we have Abnett fooling around with time and reinventing the English language into futuristic babble. We kind of see everything through POV character Geena, who is somehow the solution to this motoring madness.
Talk about fast-paced! We meet the cast and observe their powers in a battle worthy of Walt Simonson. It is the Guardians at their cosmic best, and we get to experience every Badoon soldier – and yes, every Guardian – as they fall in final battle.
Equaling Abnett’s words in its grandeur is the art of Gerardo Sandoval, who uses some wacky angles and exaggerated anatomy to record this blitzkrieg in space … TWICE! Charlie-27 has seldom looked more muscular or awesome. He is definitely a force to be reckoned with. And for once, I was actually pleased with Martinex, usually the wet blanket of the team.
I am definitely shocked by what I read in Guardians 3000
#1. Buy it, and you will be around for #2 … like me!
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ART PROCESS – PATRICK BERKENKOTTER ON VAMPIRELLA #510/01/14 @ 11:53 pm EST
The already-solicited issues of Batman
#35-37, beginning the Endgame
storyline, are increasing in size. To thirty pages of story each issue.
And, as a result, the price of Batman
by Scott Snyder
and Greg Capullo
, will be increasing from $3.99 to $4.99 (or $5.99 for the combo pack which includes a digital download code.)
Holy Wallet Buster, DC!
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Vampirella“CONOR AND I DO ALL THE BRAINSTORMING TOGETHER” – ANTHONY DEL COL TALKS HOLMES VS. HOUDINI: A DYNAMITE INTERVIEW IN BLEEDING COOL10/01/14 @ 11:44 pm EST
#5 is coming out this week and Bleeding Cool
has got the process art for three pages done by Patrick Berkenkotter
A lot of times these pieces go from pencils to colors, but over on BC we get to see an inking stage.
The issue is written by Nancy A. Collins
and has a cover by Terry Dodson
and a variant by Jenny Frison
.To see the article, click here.
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Christina BlanchNEW BECHDEL GN IN 201710/01/14 @ 11:39 pm EST
, writer of The Damnation of Charlie Wormwood
, talks with Anthony Del Col
about Sherlock Holmes vs. Harry Houdini
, both on sale Oct. 1CHRISTINA BLANCH: How did this mash-up come about? Did Dynamite approach you or did you come up with the idea?ANTHONY DEL COL:
Dynamite approached Conor McCreery and I with the concept of putting Houdini and Holmes in the same story and we immediately jumped at the possibility! The game was definitely afoot as we started to think of a multitude of storylines. Like children with brand new toys we had an entirely new sandbox to play in and jumped in
.CB: You and Conor work really well together! What is your creation process like?ADC:
I always like to ask this question of other writing teams as there is no one, sure-fire method. Conor and I do all of the brainstorming together and devise the storyline and the key story elements in each script. We then go off and write them separately – one person will take the lead spot in an issue, the other the next issue. We then trade them back and forth until we have it just right.
.CB: You seem to have a knack for writing historical figures (Shakespeare, Houdini). What is it that attracts you to these types of books?ADC:
I’ve always been a fan of literary icons (like Shakespeare’s characters or Sherlock Holmes) and appreciate the opportunity to bring them to life in new ways that can get new audiences excited about their work. There is a reason characters like Holmes and Hamlet have been around for generations – they’re that good.CB: Sherlock Holmes has become extremely popular lately with several TV shows and movies coming out over the last few years. How will your Sherlock Holmes be different from the other recent incarnations?ADC:
Very early on someone at a convention told us, “Don’t ignore his drug use. Don’t make it P.C.” This is something that we’ve taken to heart and it’s something we focus on in our series. Holmes is just as witty and brusque as the Cumberbatch version but he’s been around for longer at the beginning of our tale.CB: This book has a giant twist at the end that leaves one wanting more. Without giving things away, is this the idea that drives the story?ADC:
The thing that really brought the real-life Houdini and Sir Arthur Conan Doyle (the creator of Sherlock Holmes) together was a debate about spirituality so we decided that we would have to address this in our story – and it becomes a very large part of the story. I can’t reveal more than that but a historical character from that time makes an appearance in a future issue that will thrust the story in a new direction.CB: What other historical figures would you love to write?ADC:
Wow. So many possible answers here. I’d love to delve into the world of Jane Austen at some point and have a story kicking around that would be a new take on her greatest creations. I’m also starting on a new World War II project that will weave in one or two large characters from that time in our history and it’ll be quite a bit of fun.
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Houghton Mifflin Harcourt has announced the acquisition of Alison Bechdel‘s third graphic memoir, The Secret to Superhuman Strength, with plans for publication in 2017. DARABONT WINS MOTIONS IN 'WALKING DEAD' LAWSUIT10/01/14 @ 11:31 pm EST
Bechdel’s Fun Home is one of the bestselling single graphic novels in recent memory. Published in 2008, and ranking as #3 on ICv2’s Fiction & Reality Titles of 2008, sales on the volume have only grown since then, and it was still hitting the top ten in its category earlier this year.
The new memoir will chronicle Bechdel’s decades-long obsession with various fitness and exercise fads: downhill skiing, uphill skiing, rollerblading, martial arts, running, hiking, weight lifting, home workout videos and yoga.
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'FRANKENSTEIN UNDERGROUND' MINISERIES BY MIKE MIGNOLA10/01/14 @ 11:27 pm EST
Original The Walking Deadshowrunner Frank Darabont, who sued AMC over the way it accounted for profits on the show, has been winning the arguments in court over what documents will be produced by the two sides, according to The Hollywood Reporter (via ICv2).
So far, the judge has ruled that AMC must provide Darabont and his agents CAA its agreements for Mad Men and Breaking Bad, which will allow the Darabont side to determine whether or not AMC was pricing the deal between its production arm (in which Darabont shared profits) and the network unfairly, as alleged. AMC had angrily objected to the request for those documents, but the judge sided with Darabont.
AMC, on the other hand, had requested that CAA produce documents on deals for cable TV revenue sharing agreements that it has negotiated for other clients. The judge has declined to order CAA to produce those documents, ruling that they are not relevant to the claim in the case. AMC was back in court arguing again for the judge to compel CAA to produce those documents, but seems unlikely to prevail given the earlier ruling.
AMC has also filed a motion requesting the judge to preclude the claims at the heart of the case, according to the report.
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'DEADLANDS' LICENSING EXPANSION10/01/14 @ 11:23 pm EST
Dark Horse has announced plans to release Frankenstein Underground,
a new miniseries by Hellboy creator Mike Mignola, in 2015.
The five-issue miniseries will be scripted by Mignola, with interior art by Ben Stenbeck (Baltimore, Living with the Dead
), and covers by Mignola. The story picks up the narrative of the character as he was first introduced into the “Mignolaverse” in Mignola and Richard Corben’s House of the Living Dead
graphic novel. Here Frankenstein’s monster is alone, abandoned and wandering underground, where he encounters both other monsters and dark secrets to the universe.
“It’s intimidating as hell to take on an icon like the Frankenstein monster,” said Mignola. “I’m trying to do something that’s true to the origin Mary Shelley created for the creature but also captures a bit of the feel that Boris Karloff brought to the role in the classic Universal films. At the same time I’m throwing the monster into an entirely new environment, so I think the result will be something new. It’s an odd one, but ultimately will add an important new wrinkle to the Hellboy/B.P.R.D. world.”
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DC: 'SEXIST MERCHANDISE' CAUSES OUTCRY10/01/14 @ 11:36 pm EST
Pinnacle Entertainment Group has been having a bit of a renaissance with its Deadlands
property, and has announced new licensing agreements for a graphic novel and a prose novel series. There are also expansions releasing for Alderac Entertainment Group’s card game adaptation Doomtown: Reloaded.
Visionary Comics, in partnership with IDW Publishing, will be publishing a graphic novel collection of the Deadlands
comic one-shots originally published by Visionary and Image Comics in March 2015. The Dead Man’s Hand
collection will include work by David Gallaher, Steve Ellis, Jimmy Palmiotti, Justin Gray, Lee Moder, Ron Marz, Bart Sears, Jeff Mariotte, Brook Turner and Michael Atiyeh.
Tor Books will begin publishing a line of prose novels later in 2015, with three books by authors Jonathan Maberry, Seanan McGuire, and Jeff Mariotte. Release dates were not announced.
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Following accusations of offensive material appearing on licensed merchandise featuring Superman, Wonder Woman and Batman, DC Entertainment responded with a simple, if surprising, message: "We agree." MARVEL'S AGENTS OF S.H.I.E.L.D. INTRODUCES GRANT WARD'S BROTHER 10/01/14 @ 8:22 pm EST
The popular DC Women Kicking Ass blog first highlighted the issue this weekend, sharing a shirt that shows artwork of Superman and Wonder Woman in an embrace (the two characters have been romantically involved in DC's comic books since 2012), with captions exclaiming "Score! Superman Does It Again!"
The post noted that, while "it took a public shaming for [DC parent company Warner Bros.] to allow the Superman logo to be used on a statue of a young fan who had been starved to death… it's always interesting to see what DOES get signed off on."
As said, DC Comics has apologized for the messages on two licensed t-shirts sold by licensees:
"DC Comics is home to many of the greatest male and female Super Heroes in the world. All our fans are incredibly important to us, and we understand that the messages on certain t-shirts are offensive. We agree. Our company is committed to empowering boys and girls, men and women, through our characters and stories. Accordingly, we are taking a look at our licensing and product design process to ensure that all our consumer products reflect our core values and philosophy."
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Since last season's episode "The Well," fans have wondered about Grant Ward's brother, but this season you'll officially get to meet him as Tim DeKay of "White Collar" makes his debut as Senator Christian Ward in "Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D."!
We've got your first look at DeKay as Christian Ward right here ahead of his first appearance in the season's sixth episode, but given the stories Grant Ward has told about his brother you'll have to tune in to find out what he's really like.