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CorrinaLawson
September 30 2014

Gotham 1.02: “Selina Kyle”

Bruno Heller, the co-creater of Gotham, talked in an interview about the influence of 1970s New York City on the show. That’s evident in much of the cinematography, such as the elevated tracks...
CorrinaLawson
September 10 2014

Gotham’s Girls: Comic Noir’s New Leading Ladies

Noir has long been a male bastion in comics, from Frank Miller reimagining Daredevil and Batman to Ed Brubaker and Greg Rucka creating Gotham Central, an inspiration for the upcoming Gotham television...
dvaleris
September 5 2014

Fresh Meat: The Fuse Vol. 1: The Russia Shift by Antony Johnston and Justin Greenwood

The Fuse Vol. 1: The Russia Shift, written by Antony Johnston and illustrated by Justin Greenwood is a sci-fi procedural graphic novel, featuring two cops forced to patrol an energy platform orbiting...
JakeHinkson
August 29 2014

Batman at 25: Tim Burton’s Caped Crusader

Ah, 1989. It was a simpler time. Your faithful correspondent was 14 years old—amply pimpled, brazenly bemulleted, and already a devoted movie geek. The best thing that happened to me that...
dvaleris
July 20 2014

Fresh Meat: Rocket Girl Vol. 1: Times Squared" by Amy Reeder & Brandon Montclare

Rocket Girl Volume 1: Times Square by Brandon Montclare and Amy Reeder is a time-traveling comic series where a girl must travel back to 1986 NYC to save the future from an evil corporation (available...
dvaleris
July 10 2014

Fresh Meat: The Shadow Hero by Gene Luen Yang

The Shadow Hero by Gene Luen Yang and illustrated by Sonny Liew is a revived  comic series adapted from a 1940s series about the Green Turtle, the first Asian American superhero (available July...
dvaleris
July 3 2014

Fresh Meat: The Occultist Vol. II: At Death’s Door by Tim Seeley

The Occultist Volume 2: At Death's Door by Tim Seeley is a comic series centered on a young man who wields The Sword, an ancient book of spells that binds itself to him (available July 8, 2014). The...
Crime HQ
June 26 2014

Pizza-Eating, Reptilian Crime Fighters: Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Trailer Reveals Villain

They're funny, charismatic...and reptilian...but they're here to save you! After what seems like the longest wait, we finally have the new Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles movie trailer. With...
dvaleris
June 20 2014

Fresh Meat: The Victories Vol. 3: Posthuman by Michael Avon Oeming

The Victories Volume 3: Posthuman by Michael Avon Oeming is a comic series where superheroes have been locked up in internment camps, unable to save the world (available June 24, 2014). Michael...
dvaleris
June 13 2014

Fresh Meat: Protectors, Inc.: Volume 1 by J. Michael Straczynski

Protectors Inc. Volume 1 by J. Michael Straczynski, Gordon Purcell, and Michael Atiyeh is a superhero comic series where superheroes are rented out to the highest bidder (available June 17, 2014). In...
dvaleris
June 5 2014

Fresh Meat: The Adventures of Apocalypse Al by J. Michael Straczynski

The Adventures of Apocalypse Al by J. Michael Straczynski, Sid Kotian, and Bill Farmer is a comic noir series laced with comedy about a woman tasked with preventing the end of the world (available June...
JenniferProffitt
June 5 2014

Power is a Fragile Thing: Sin City 2: A Dame to Kill For Trailer and Storyboard Art Released!

The Sin City films have all the attention to detail, grit, and striking art that made the comics so good. What could make the release of Sin City 2: A Dame to Kill For trailer even better? Why...
Corrina
May 30 2014

Gotham: The City Without Batman

How can Gotham be an interesting show if it doesn’t have Batman? It’s a question I’ve been asked numerous times since Fox Television announced that Gotham would join their...
dvaleris
May 29 2014

Fresh Meat: Archer Coe and the Thousand Natural Shocks by Jamie S. Rich and Dan Christensen

Archer Coe and the Thousand Natural Shocks by Jamie S. Rich and Dan Christensen is the debut comic series about a successful stage performer who learns more than he expected to after taking on a wealthy...
dvaleris
May 23 2014

Murder Mysteries by Neil Gaiman and P. Craig Russell

Murder Mysteries by Neil Gaiman and illustrated by P. Craig Russell is a graphic novel adapted from Gaiman's short story by the same name about the very first murder ever. Can I tell you a...
JoeBrosnan
May 23 2014

Kingsman: The Secret Service: Official First Look Trailer

The first official trailer has been released for Kingsman: The Secret Service, a film adapted from the comic book series The Secret Service by Mark Millar and Dave Gibbons. The film is set to star...
AngieBarry
May 21 2014

Vivisect the Director: Guillermo del Toro and Hellboy II: The Golden Army (2008)

With three technical Oscars for Pan’s Labyrinth under his belt, Guillermo del Toro returned to Hollywood with the clout necessary to finally have full creative control on a project. (It’s harder...
dvaleris
May 21 2014

Fresh Meat: Mind MGMT Volume 3: The Home Maker by Matt Kindt

Mind MGMT Volume 3: The Home Maker by Matt Kindt continues the espionage comic series about a secret government psychic spy program (available June 3, 2014). Meru and Bill have been reunited in...
JenniferProffitt
May 15 2014

“This is Not a City for Nice Guys”: Official Gotham Trailer

A few months ago Fox announced it would be exploring Gotham city and the Batman origin story, but starting from right after Bruce Wayne's parents were killed. In this first trailer for the...
dvaleris
May 10 2014

Fresh Meat: Sidekick by J. Michael Straczynski and Tom Mandrake

Sidekick by J. Michael Straczynski and Tom Madrake is a gritty, blunt comic book portrayal of a superhero sidekick who struggles to succeed on his own after his partner is killed (available May 13,...
AngieBarry
May 7 2014

Vivisect the Director: Guillermo del Toro and Hellboy (2004)

Following the box office success of Blade II, it wasn’t a surprise when Guillermo del Toro announced his next film would also be a comic book adaptation. At the time, the Dark Horse series...
dvaleris
April 25 2014

Fresh Meat: Sex Criminals Volume I: One Weird Trick by Matt Fraction and Chip Zdarsky

Sex Criminals Volume 1: One Weird Trick by Matt Fraction and Chip Zdarsky is a graphic novel about Suzie and Jon, a couple who both share the same gift: time stops when they have sex (available April...
eleanor.kuhns
April 16 2014

The Apocalypse’s Children: The Walking Dead Meets The Last of Us

One of the most gripping elements, at least for me, is the vulnerability of the children and the lengths to which the adults will go to keep these kids alive – a theme that was front and...
Crime HQ
March 25 2014

The Mutants Are Almost Back: 2nd Trailer for X-Men: Days of Future Past

It's been 14 years since the original X-Men movie hit screens in 2000 and the franchise has yet to take it's foot off the pedal. After much critical praise following 2011's X-Men: First...
dvaleris
March 8 2014

Fresh Meat: Bad Machinery Vol II: The Case Of The Good Boy by John Allison

Bad Machinery: The Case Of The Good Boy by John Allison is the second volume in the web comic series about the middle grade sleuths of Griswald's Grammar School in Tackleford, England (available...
dvaleris
March 1 2014

Fresh Meat: Zero Volume 1: An Emergency by Ales Kot

Zero Volume 1: An Emergency by Ales Kot and illustrated by various artists is a collection of five comics that follow Edward Zero, the top spy for The Agency who learns he's been working for the...
Crime HQ
February 20 2014

Legendary Outlaws: First Guardians of the Galaxy Trailer

What do a raccoon, a tree alien, and an assassin all have in common? They're the Guardians of the Galaxy and outlaws, featured in Marvel's latest comic book adaptation. They may be outlaws...
JenniferProffitt
February 4 2014

It’s Good to be Bad: Supervillains Take Over Super Bowl Ads

Super Bowl ads are always known for their over-the-top, near-cinematic quality. However, this year, the ads were taken to new heights—of a supervillain proportion. Whether it was the Jaguar...
Crime HQ
January 17 2014

Before the Cape: Fox’s Gotham Provides Batman Origin Story

In Fox's winter press tour, chairman Kevin Reilly revealed some information about the Batman show, Gotham, that made headlines a few months ago. While the show has no official premiere date, yet—but...
dvaleris
December 23 2013

Fresh Meat: Richard Stark’s Parker: Slayground by Darwyn Cooke

Parker: Slayground by writer and artist Darwyn Cooke continues his award-winning graphic adaptations of the Parker series of hardboiled crime novels by Richard Stark (available December 24, 2013). I...