Not a miniseries! Not a one-shot! Vampires will be on the prowl every 30 days starting in the Fall.
Not a miniseries! Not a one-shot! Vampires will be on the prowl every 30 days starting in the Fall.
MTV Geek chats with the writer/artist behind Parker: The Hunter and The Outfit about adapting Richard Stark as well as some of his own upcoming work.
That's right—I called out The Secret of the Ooze. What are you gonna do about it?
A Google search for the cartoon made me realize that J. Michael Straczynski created my second favorite villain from the series.
Samhain, if you're asking. With the Boogeyman as the distant first choice.
Anyway, after a bunch of minis culminating in the success of the Infestation crossover, Ray, Winston, Ray, and Egon are getting a regular gig starting in September under Infestation writer Erik Burham, with interiors by Dan Schoening and covers by Nick Runge.
IDW's OGN promises to be one of many versions of the raid to take out America's public enemy number one.
IDW Publishing and comiXology are teaming up to bring over 200 Transformers comics to the Comics by comiXology app for Android and the Web. Everything from classic 80’s books to Transformers: Dark of the Moon movie prequels will be available beginning tomorrow - Thursday, June 23rd! Read More...
At this rate, by September even we'll be rebooted.
While you wait for your Star Trek 2 fix, IDW will be bringing the continuing adventures of the revamped, reinvigorated, and rebooted Enterprise to comics. The goal of the new series is to "explore the vast implications of the alternate timeline created by the film in a new, monthly, ongoing comics series."
I'm a regular watcher of ultimate guilty pleasure True Blood and I, up until this moment, had no idea that fans of the series about vampires, werewolves, fairies, and sexy sex are referred to as "Truebies." Nope. Won't stand for it.
Anyway, us fans are getting a new 6-issue mini starting in August from IDW called The French Quarter, bringing together series regulars in a New Orleans murder mystery.
First off, here's the synopsis:
Trubies' favorite characters return, including mind-reading waitress Sookie Stackhouse and vampire Sherif Eric Northman, who join forces to track down a killer in New Orleans. Intrigue and suspense will follow Sookie and Eric, as will Bill Compton, in IDW’s TRUE BLOOD: THE FRENCH QUARTER, based entirely in the supernatural world of the critically-acclaimed HBO hit television show.
As with the previous stories, IDW’s TRUE BLOOD comics offer fans all-new plots with their favorite characters. In this sequel to the first New York Times best-selling TRUE BLOOD compilation, "All Together Now," and the second series “Tainted Love,” Sookie and Eric travel to New Orleans to track down a killer named Guerra, whom Eric and Godric thought they killed in Paris more than 200 years ago. Bill Compton's in town, too, making sure Eric doesn't get too close to Sookie, and investigating a local Hep-D outbreak that may be connected to Guerra's latest victims. Meanwhile, back in Bon Temps, Trubies will wonder why Pam is hanging out at Merlotte's and what it is she wants with Lafayette. Read More...
If April showers bring May flowers, what do May flowers bring? Ten great comics! Okay, fine, that was a huge stretch, but it was especially difficult to narrow down the ten best comics this month. Honestly? The top five came easily, and then we spent the next few hours grappling with the bottom five, with fun, well written books like Ruse #3 and Alpha Flight .1 just missing the cut (come on, you know I love you, guys). But since we had to decide on a top ten, a top ten it is. Plus one more. Because, you know, we can’t count:
It’s not fair to lump a “best of” reprint of Jonathan Hickman’s first issue of The Nightly News in with the rest of the top ten. But shame on us, this one dollar reprint from Image finally got us to read the series that put Hickman on the map… And now we can see why. The logline – people wronged by the money-grubbers in the news industry fight back by killing ‘em all – barely does the comic justice. Expertly and densely written, the nihilistic text provokes revolution, but remembers to also be very, deeply funny while it does. We’ll definitely be picking up the trades after this.
It's been a couple of years with a TMNT book on the shelves (2008, actually), but thanks to IDW, this August we'll be getting a "continuation" of the original series co-written by the creators of the quartet of heroes in a half-shell. Kevin Eastman--the Eastman half of the Eastman and Laird combo that created the Turtles way back in 1984--will be handling writing chores alongside regular IDW writer Tom Waltz.
IDWs massive crossover event, Infestation, is now infecting another group of unsuspecting characters -- those Pygmies we just love to smite from the Pocket God game on iOS! Just like the Transformers, G.I. Joe, Star Trek and Ghostbusters crews, the Pygmies of the Pocket God universe are now being bombarded with legions of the undead!
For those of you not so familiar, Pocket God is a hugely successful game available on iPad, iPhone and iPod Touch with over 4 million downloads and 35 free updates! The new Pocket God: Infestation comic is now available for .99 cents, exclusively through the free Infestation Comics app from IDW on the iDevice of choice.
“We're excited to bring out POCKET GOD: INFESTATION,” stated Jeff Webber, IDW's director of ePublishing. “This was a perfect storm of events – Michael Murphey, CEO of iVerse, brought IDW, Ape and Bolt together with the crazy idea of one more universe that needed infesting. POCKET GOD comics have been one of the biggest comics phenomenon of the iOS App Store. By bringing that audience into IDWs INFESTATION event, we are truly exposing comics to millions of Pocket God game fans and potential new comics readers!” Read More...
After pretty sporadic publication throughout 2010, Eric Powell's hillbilly horror swamp comedy/drama The Goon is returning to Dark Horse starting in June. Powell has, of course, been keeping busy between two-fisted adventures of tough guys wrecking swamp monsters, but some of us have been missing his most famous creation.
Powell talked to MTV Geek recently about the return of the book, what he's been up to, and provides a (mini) update on the status of the much-anticipated movie.
MTV Geek: So where’ve you (and The Goon) been, man?
Eric Powell: Well, I was working on the Goon screenplay, my self published all ages book Chimichanga, Billy the Kid's Old Timey Oddities, The Buzzard mini-series, and Godzilla: Kingdom of Monsters.
Geek: Now that you’re back at it, what’s the overall plan for The Goon? It felt like a lot of last year was about clearing out the decks.
EP: Yep, I don't want The Goon to ever get stagnant. I try to change up the tone so no one knows what to expect. That's definitely the plan for the next few issues. Between Chinatown and the monthly run of "The Return of Labrazio" the book took on a more serious somber tone. I feel like doing some crazier stuff now.
Geek: You’ve mentioned in the past that you’re taking the Mignola route with your book, focusing on one universe. Will that ever mean bringing in other creators to expand the world of the Goon?
EP: I doubt it. When I mentioned Mignola, I believe I actually mentioned Mignola and Jeff Smith, [and] I was referring to maintaining focus on one project in order to build it's momentum. I've succeeded at that. Now I just have to maintain it! Mike has spread his characters out successfully to build his own little universe. I don't think that's the way for me to go. I don't want The Goon to have a universe.
Geek: What kind of schedule are you planning for the return of the book?
EP: We're going back to the original bi-monthly schedule.
Geek: Chinatown was, for me, the most incisive look at the character and how his mind works. When can we expect more looks at Goon’s past?
EP: I have a fun story planned in the next few issues about his teenage years. But that's all I can tell you.
Geek: Along the same lines, any plans for more spin-offs like last year’s Buzzard story?
EP: Nope. Buzzard needed some closure. That's why he got a mini-series. I might return to him, but nobody else needs their own book. Sometimes a supporting character is best used as a supporting character. Read More...
April saw its fair share of Big Events (Fear Itself launched from Marvel, Superman’s defection from America generated mainstream press, we finally found out what happened after Blair kissed Dan Humphrey*), but it was the smaller books, or side looks at those Events that really had us buzzing this month. From some stunningly good art, to a story that had us dizzy with suspense, these are the ten best comic books of April, 2011:
10. Annhilators #2
There’s the kick-arse lead story to this book, which teams Marvel’s physically strongest cosmic characters together to battle a seemingly unstoppable threat – and features what might be the only time the Silver Surfer has acted like a TV detective – but it’s the back-up that put a giant smile on our faces. Well, my face. I won’t claim I have any clue what’s going on with your face. The full-length story features honorable tree-alien Groot teaming up with Indiana Jones-esqu fuzzball Rocket Raccoon as they battle evil clowns from outer space. Not only that, but it might feature the most purely enjoyable resistance movement in comics history, consisting of rebellious mushroom people and armed-to-the-teeth woodland creatures. Kudos to Marvel for publishing a book that shows off everything a cosmic comic story can – and should – be.
IDW Publishing has sent along some info about the prequel comics to the massive blockbuster that they'll be rolling out starting on May 25th.
Get pumped, gang!
(insert Transformers transforming sound here)
IDW Publishing, in partnership with Nickelodeon, will be bringing the original Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles to a new generation of readers. The publishing plan will start in the Summer of 2011, leading into the launch of the new TMNT CG cartoon from Nickelodeon next year.
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles launched as an independent black-and-white comic in 1984, the brainchild of Mirage Studios founders Kevin Eastman and Peter Laird. Since then it has been nothing but far-flung success for Leonardo, Michelangelo, Donatello and Raphael, as their adventures have been continued in everthing from animation to movies to toy lines. IDW seems committed to bring back that old magic that made the original turtles so special, while at the same time bridging the gap with the new series from Nickelodeon.
More news on the new TMNT series as it comes at MTV Geek!