Marc Silvestri stopped by the MTV press area at San Diego Comic-Con to reveal some killer info regarding the upcoming movie adaptation of "The Darkness" that's set to be directed by "Underworld" director Len Weisman.
Sara Pezzini a.k.a. weilder of the Witchblade will be the cop to Jackie Estacado's, a.k.a. donner of The Darkness, gangster.
Top Cow is continuing its very cool policy of releasing the first 5 issues of the great new "Cyber Force" run each month for free with "Cyber Force" #2, and we've got it here for you to read. For free.
Teen Wolf is coming to San Diego Comic-Con for the third year in a row, bringing along series stars Tyler Posey, Dylan O'Brien, Crystal Reed, Tyler Hoechlin, Holland Roden and Colton Hayne for a panel moderated by TV Guide's Damian Holbrook! Plus lucky Wolfians (can we call you guys that?) in attendance will get a sneak-peek at the premiere trailer for the U.S. version of the British series The Inbetweeners!
On the comics front, MTV Comics will host a fun panel called Creator Pitch LIVE!, moderated by Executive Editor Tom Akel where established and talented comic types Marc Silvestri, Kevin Eastman and David Petersen will each have 10 minutes to pitch an idea for a new comic book based on the same theme to the Comic-Con crowd, who will then vote for the idea they like best!
The Darkness is not finished with Jackie Estacado and we're not done with our Twitter Giveaways! This week, we've got a darkly awesome prize pack to celebrate the release of 2K's sequel to the smash-hit Darkness video game! Read More...
Ironically, given the subject matter, I’m of two minds about The Incredible Hulk #1. There’s one part of me that feels the issue is all setup, no delivery, without a clear in point for new readers. The other half? Rar! SMASH! Awesome!
Let’s talk about the first part, first! You already probably know the setup for this book but if not, mild spoilers on: something has separated The Hulk and Bruce Banner. With the two finally (for, you know, the fifth time or so) apart, Hulk has found peace living underground with The Moloids, battling monsters and growing a wicked beard.
Two side notes:
1) Someone needs to make a map of all the secret worlds that are under the crust of the Earth in the Marvel Universe, because that place is getting super crowded.
2) Sexy Moloids. Never thought I’d see that. Not sure I want to see that again.
Anyway, as Hulk suspects will happen, someone comes for him, and wrecks his fragile peace. I won’t spoil who it is, but it includes one of the most ridiculous, weird jokes writer Jason Aaron has ever made in his writing career, and that’s not a bad thing. The second half of the issue is taken up with what’s going on with Banner, and suffice to say, Marlon Brando’s film oeuvre would be a good hint about what he’s up to. No, nothing involving butter. Happily. Read More...
Who wants to see a Darkness movie?
You didn't think we were just gonna be at the Con this year, did you?
Fans of Eisner Award-winning writer Mark Waid and artist Marc Silvestri have a pretty cool sale to check out at comiXology over the next few days. Every issue of Hunter Killer available from the digital comics retailer will be on sale for $.99 until 11pm PST on June 30th. Read More...
By Marc Silvestri
"The Almighty did hover above paradise, shook his impressive head in lament and spoke in a thundering whisper: "Adam, thou art made in my image (sort of) but your constant stumbling and planting of thy face 'tis profoundly embarrassing." Adam looked meekly upon his maker, "Father, insertion of my face into the fertile soil of Eden 'tis ofttimes unavoidable. Whenas I approacheth one of thy glorious fruit-bearing trees, judging distance betwixt foot and protruding root verily does vex me!" The Lord considered his creation and gazed with sympathy into the single blue eye he had placed midway 'twixt Adam’s ears. "Hmmm," The Boss Of Bosses mused (thunderously), "I have given thee two arms, two legs, two testis, and for some reason, two nipples, yet gifted thee with but one eye. Alas, though the symmetry pleases me no end, mayhap 'tis more prudent to fashion a second." The Lord made it so, and thus created 'depth of field'."
-Face psalms 11:14
What's better than 1D, sexier than 2D, but not as unwieldy as 4D? Why, 3D of course!!!! Seeing stuff fly out of the screen at you (often for no reason other than to have stuff fly out at you) is the coolest thing to happen to movies since the invention of cutting a hole at the bottom of the popcorn box! Whoot! Well, okay, maybe not that much. But I have to tell you I actually do like 3D – within reason.
By Marc Silvestri
“And the Lord did look sternly upon Noah and said unto him: “Dude, forsooth, ‘Earth Origins: Human Race’ verily did tank! And those barbarous heathens at Fetidtomatoes helped matters not! Indeed, they dealt a fatal blow with a 28% certified fetid!” Noah cast his eyes down and replied to his Lord, “Father, tracking showed interest from children was naught. Mayhap the sequel should be fashioned to more appease them?” The Almighty did ponder this from his celestial recliner and bellowed, “Egad, thou art correct, we must pander to the little ones! Animals! The little brats LOVE animals! WE NEED MORE EFFIN ANIMALS! Sequel shmequel, methinks the time is nigh for a complete reboot!” And a drop of rain did splat upon Noah’s sorry comb-over.”
-Face psalms 20:17
Apologies to all the kiddies out there but here comes a dirty word: SEQUEL! And why is sequel such a dirty, stinky, and dare I say, poopy word? Because lots and lots of movie critics say so that’s why. Now I’m going to get right to the point here – shocking I know – and say that I think the blanket damning of sequels by hoity-toity film critics is biblical levels of BULLS&@%! Read More...
“And the Lord did look down upon the burning cities of Sodom and Gamorrah and sayeth to the people gathered: “Do not despair my children for one day, thou shalt be able to download better S#&% than this…FOR FREE.” And the people they did rejoice!”
-Face psalms 10:14
Ah the Internet. Who out there doesn’t love to be able to instantly access a FAQ on how to break not 8, not 9, BUT ALL 10 of those bothersome Commandments? And all for FREEEEEEE! Heck, you can go to Wikipedia right now and add a few commandments of your own just so you can break `em (don’t worry, they’ll never fact-check it). And while we’re on the subject let’s be real here, with just a couple of grand in your pocket, you can go to Vegas and smash 9 out of 10 of those pesky – soooo two millennia ago – rules in 11 maybe 12 hours tops! (I’d ixnay any plans for breaking the whole “thou shalt not kill” thing though because sometimes what happens in Vegas doesn’t always stay there). Read More...
“And the Lord did look down upon the mighty Sampson and sayeth: “Lo Samson, son of Manoah, verily thou hast great hair but I fear thy “business in the front and party in the back” vibe. I beseech thee, let my personal stylist Delilah trim thy locks before others don thy look.” Humbled, the legendary hero paid heed to his Lord and thus allowedeth his mighty mullet sheered. An urn of whup-ass was promptly opened upon him.”
-Face psalms 12:16
Ah, superheroes, yes our man with the big hair and the ball-busting girlfriend was indeed one back in the day. In fact, history’s full of `em: Achillies, Perseus, Thor, Hercules, Nixon. The list is almost endless! So what exactly is the F#&$ up with us regular folk and our fetish for these so-called superheroes? What’s with the need to be constantly saved from our selves by over-the-top, mythical (see Nixon) dudes and chicks? This weeks post aims to pull down Tarzan’s loincloth and expose the truth!