You really know you've made it in the Geek world when you appear as yourself on the show "Robot Chicken" -- just think of it, a little Mego-sized doll resembling yourself, waving those little jointed arms around. This is the fate of "Walking Dead" creator Robert Kirkman, who's appearing on the show Nov. 18th, to be ironicaly eaten alive by the undead rascals that have spawned from his creatively fertile brain.
Kirkman is modest about his appearance on "RC":
"It's not the biggest role and I don't expect to be winning an Emmy anytime soon. But hopefully it will be memorable enough to have a lasting effect in the Robot universe." Read More...
My life feels like a snake leaving its old skin behind. I'm an adult now, in my new adult skin. It's exciting. Our future is a blank slate. Anything is possible.
The above quote perfectly encapsulates not only what I believe to be the theme of "Prophet" writer Brandon Graham's ambitious new Image Comics mini-series "Multiple Warheads: Alphabet to Infinity," but it sums up my feelings as I get lost in his fully-realized yet purposefully incomplete world - anything is possible in this comic. This is creativity unleashed. This is an artist unhinged. This is freedom. This is authenticity. And this is where comics should live.
By Patrick A. Reed
This most-wordily-named of panels was held at 11AM on Friday, the first full day of New York Comic Con. As a result, the downstairs hallways weren't too crowded yet, and the room wasn't quite filled to capacity. I got the feeling that many attendees had yet to figure out the floorplan – the sheer vastness of Javits Center can be overwhelming at first, endless hallways and boardrooms and staircases and caverns.
Anyway, point is, I found a seat pretty easily, and settled back to take notes and hear all about the intergalactic insanity of Image's publishing slate. Read More...
Hey, it's cool that The Walking Dead creator Robert Kirkman joined Steven Smith in the booth during New York Comic-Con to talk about his comic and TV series. But what's the deal with Super Dinosaur?
The comic writer's broad slate of titles, his history at image, and the future of Invincible get the rundown in this interview.
Shut out of the Buffy 15th Anniversary Panel, we headed to the announcement-filled “Image Experience Panel” at New York Comic Con. We came in late, but got the scoops! On the panel were Andy Diggle, Kieron Gillen, James Asmus, Jim Festante, Jim McCann and Jonathan Hickman, moderated by Eric Stephenson. Read More...
Debuting just before New York Comic Con, and a few short weeks from Halloween, Amy Reeder and Brandon Montclare's "Halloween Eve" is the little comic that could. It blasted past its Kickstarter goal, and now is hitting stands as the perfect treat (or trick) for comic book fans: Read More...
Some titles get announced at New York Comic Con, and some end up discussed by default. Take "Point of Impact," which has its first issue released by Image Comics on the eve of NYCC. Written by Jay Faerber, it also comes on the heels of the untimely cancellation of the critically acclaimed Near Death. So with he talented writer switching from one gear, to another (well, crime, to more crime, really), we chatted with him about all of this, plus the span of his career, and more: Read More...
Ales Kot's 'Wild Children' was one of the more daring books out this year, but it doesn't look like the writer is stopping there. Starting December, he's teaming up with Morgan Jeske, Sloane Leong, and Ed Brisson to bring the story of some LA slackers who find out Atlantis is under their feet, quite literally.
The four issue mini doesn't hit for another two months, but the team have been steadily releasing teasers leading up to New York Comic Con where, presumably, we'll get more info. Here they all are, and see if you can figure out just exactly what change is coming: Read More...
FROM MTV SPLASH PAGE Greg Nicotero has created some of the most ghastly of the ghastly splatter and most ghoulish of the ghoulish evil with his makeup effect skills in such films as "Evil Dead 2," "Day of the Dead," and "From Dusk Til Dawn," as part of the gore-meister group KNB eFX. Now he's jumped behind the camera to direct "The Walking Dead" web series, "Cold Storage." AMC has released four short episodes to its site to help get you jazzed for the upcoming season of its Image Comics adaption premiering on October 14! Check out the first one here and head to AMCTV.com for the rest!
THR reports that Image co-founder and "Spawn" creator Todd McFarlane is suing a former employee who claims that he is the inspiration/namesake of the popular comic book character (whose alter-ego is named Albert Francis "Al" Simmons). The lawsuit charges that the ex-employee, who is also named Al Simmons, has violated the terms of his employment and "breached his duty of loyalty." Specifically, at issue: McFarlane claims that Simmons was not the inspiration for Al Simmons in the comics. According to the lawsuit:
Looks like with the last week of September, comics have finally gotten their groove back; or at least, there’s a LOT of comics being released this week… Kicking off with one of the most anticipated titles of the Fall, TALON #0. Spinning out of the highly successful “Court of Owls” storyline from Batman, this is the first new character from DC we’ve seen in a good long while, and one that actually has a short of sticking around. So, that’s exciting.
"The Strange Talent of Luther Strode" was one of the best comics to come out last year. It was bloody, violent, gory, but most importantly, smart. Tradd Moore's art brought a kinetic energy to every panel, and Justin Jordan proved he has a great ear for dialogue and subversive superhero plotting. Thankfully, the adevntures of the massively mutated Luther is returning this December in "The Legend of Luther Strode" from Image Comics. We caught up with writer Jordan at the Baltimore Comic-Con to get an update on where we'll be seeing our favorite blood-drenched teen hero heading.
Robert Kirkman and his Image imprint Skybound Entertainment just announced their plans for this year's New York Comic-Con, taking place on Oct 10-14. "The Walking Dead" creator and pretty much reigning king of comics is unleashing a couple of sweet exclusive hardcovers for both his trusty ol' "Dead" and "Thief of Thieves"--his colaboration with "Morning Glories" writer Nick Spencer.
This week’s comics are once again dominated by a slew of "Zero Month" issues out of DC Comics. The most anticipated? SWORD OF SORCERY #0, which brings writer Christy Marx into the DCU. Beyond raising the female writing ratio on DC books by 33% (don’t check our math on that), Marx is right in her wheelhouse with a new take on Amethyst, Princess of Gemworld. There’s also a Beowulf back-up by Tony Bedard, so yay, fantasy!