Thursday, September 29, 2011

Oz's 2-Cent reviews - 28th September 2011

Oz reviews Annihilators Earthfall #1 (of 4), All star western #1, Aquaman #1, Flash #1, Green lantern new guardians #1, Justice league dark #1 and Superman #1.

Walking Dead Season 2 Trailer 2

AMC realesed this second trailer for Walking Dead Season 2:

Headmaster Wolverine

Marvel released some teaser posters for Wolverine and the X-Men 1, confirming rumours that Wolvie will be headmaster of the new school for mutants, ‘The Jean Grey School of Higher Learning’.

Wednesday, September 28, 2011

CBNAH Podcast Episode 3

The latest episode of the CBNAH Podcast is here! Listen here or go to iTunes and subscribe!

Creator Roundup

This week Dan Hipp show us his Woody, Mark Millar wants to Batman botoxed, Dan Abnett talks to a camera, Albert Underzo retires, Jamie Mckelvie gets his X on, Charles Soule hates scanners, Terry Moree draws more women, Alex Ross reconstructs the superhero, Jeff Smith also talks to some dude and Skottie Young draws a web comic. If you want me to follow a creator i’m not already following, let me know in the comments.

Tuesday, September 27, 2011

A 7 Year Old Weighs in on the New Starfire

Author Michele Lee asked her 7 year old daughter (a big starfire fan) what she thought of the new issue of Red Hood and the Outlaws, and posted the conversation on io9. It’s well worth a read. here’s a taste:
"What about this Starfire? What do you think about her?" (Referring to image from DC's reboot Red Hood and the Outsiders)
"I can see almost all of her boobs."
"Well she is on the beach in her bikini. But…"
"But, she's not relaxing or swimming. She's just posing a lot." *my daughter appears uncomfortable*
"Anything else?"
"Well, she's not fighting anyone. And not talking to anyone really. She's just almost naked and posing."

Week of 28th September 2011 - Tim and Oz's Picks

Oz’s Picks:
Annihilators earthfall #1 (of 4)
All star western #1
Aquaman #1
Flash #1
Green lantern new guardians #1
Justice league dark #1
Superman #1
Teen titans #1

Tim’s Picks:
All Star Western 1 - This will be the best book of the new 52, guaranteed.
ASM 670 - Spider Island is pretty sweet so far.
Angel and Faith 2 - Issue one was fantastic, and I have high hopes for issue 2.
Annihilators Earthfall 1 - marvel Cosmic. That is all.
Cap and Bucky 622 - Brubaker writing Cap is continually a win.
Dorothy and the Wizard in Oz 1 - Skottie Young makes any book worth it.
Hack Slash 8 - Slasher Horror at it’s finest.
Justice League Dark 1 - Interesting Concept. I’m hopeful.
Kick Ass 2 #4 - I’ll believe it when I see it.
New Avengers 16.1 - because i’m a sad, sad man.
New Mutants 31 - Oh how i wish fear itself was over.
Rachel Rising 2 - Terry Moore is hands down my favourite creator. I love that dude.
Secret avengers 17 - Jamie McKelvie.
Superman 1 - I’m interested to see how this one pans out, with Action comics being a dissapointment.
Teen Titans 1 - Scott Lobdell writes great teenagers.
Habibi - Craig Thompson is a cartooning genius.
Holy Terror - Let’s hope the wait is worth it. Love me some Frank Miller.
Srange Tales II - The best book marvel produced last year.
Undying Love - an interesting tale about samurai and vampires.

Friday, September 23, 2011

Oz's 2-Cent reviews

Oz reviews Suicide Squad #1, Green Lantern Corps #1, Nightwing #1, Red Hood and the Outlaws #1, Blue Beetle #1, Wonder Woman #1, Legion of Super-Heroes #1 and X-Factor #225

Graphicly Offers mark Waid's Unknown for Free!

It’s an awesome series. I own the trades. check out issue 1 below.

the Cat and the Bat

Fans have been up in arms over the sexualisation of a number of major DC female characters, Namely Starfire and Catwoman. there’s been a couple of great comicstrip responses, though, which makes it worth it. Eric Canete show us the morning after, while Mike Hawthorn goes down a different route. check ‘em out after the jump!

Wednesday, September 21, 2011

Creator Roundup

This week Dan Hipp gives me a nerdgasm, Phil Hestor goes somewhere, Jeff Lemire spills some ink, Terry Moore speaks to Suicide Girls, Jamie McKelvie draws some people, Mark Waid talks to lawyers, Charles Soule sings a (the) Toni Basil song, Allen Heinberg is on USA Today, Fabio Moon draws a dog and Peter David makes excuses. If you want me to follow a creator i’m not already following, let me know in the comments.

Little Red Glowing Hood Wave 3

The mysterious hooded girl is back once again! Here’s another where’s Waldo collage of all her DCnU wave 3 appearances. check it out after the jump and see if you can spot all 12!

Tuesday, September 20, 2011

DC Gives Retailers a Boost

CBR has an interesting report from retailers regarding sales this past week. One retailer said: "I think we've added maybe 25 new subscribers at this stage in the relaunch," Exum added. "And they're not just asking for DC. Whatever new stuff is coming in from Marvel or Image Comics or anything we have to offer [is of interest.] And that's just fantastic. Whenever a small business can have a week where 25 new people are willing to say, 'I will see you next week and in two weeks,' that's a huge deal.” A huge deal indeed. well done DC, and let’s hope the industry continues to grow.

Monday, September 19, 2011

SLG Goes Entirely Digital

Robot 6 reports That Slave Labor Graphics have abandoned single issues in favour of digital distribution. Their first two offerings, Stephen Coughlin’s Sanctuary and Chris Wisnia’s Monstrosis, will be free for the first issue and 99 cents for subsequent issues. I think other publishes will be watching this closely - many critics have said that 99 cents is the ideal price point for fans. If their successful, you can bet many other independent publishes will be going down this route.

Reading Comics in Public

We’ve all been there:

JT Krul leaves Green Arrow

CBR reported that JT Krul has joined John Rozum in stepping down from writing duties for a DCnU title, namely Green Arrow. Keith Giffen will replace him. These early changes could just be teething problems, or the could highlight a more seriously problem - do these middle to lower tier books have staying power?

Hugh Jackman Talks Wolverine

Hugh Jackman talks briefly about Wolverine at the UK premier of Real Steel:

Saturday, September 17, 2011

Little Red Glowing Hood Wave 2

The mysterious hooded girl is back! as we previously reported, she appears somewhere in each of the DC New 52 issues so far. We’ve put together another where’s Waldo collage of all her DCnU wave 2 appearances. check it out after the jump and see if you can spot all 13!

Wednesday, September 14, 2011

Katchoo is Power Girl!

Here’s another awesome Terry Moore Sketch - Katchoo from Strangers in Paradise as Power Girl!

Creator Roundup

This week Dan Hipp remembers September 11, Michael Chabon creates Awesome Man, Terry Moore tries to sell stuff, Warren Ellis gets other people to do his work for him... again, Jeff Lemire does an Interview, JH Williams III can count, Dan Abnett talks to a camera and Jamie McKelvie warms up. If you want me to follow a creator i’m not already following, let me know in the comments.

Small Press Expo Sees an Increase in Numbers
Publisher Weekly reports That the Small Press expo was up in attendance, which can only be a good thing for the industry: “...this past weekend the Small Press Expo in North Bethesda, Md. had its own record-breaking year. Attendance was up about 10-15% from last year, according to executive director Warren Bernard, and sales ranged from "really good" to "great" according to various publishers.”

The Goon Movie Still Looking for Funding

Aint it Cool reported that David Fincher and Blur studios are still looking for funding for The Goon movie. You can watch the ‘trailer’ from a year ago here. What production studio in their right mind wouldn’t want to pick this up? Here's a screen test to tide us over. It’s freakin’ Awesome.

Sunday, September 11, 2011

Who is the Mysterious Hooded Girl?

There is a mysterious hooded girl somewhere in each of the DC New 52 issues so far. We’ve put together a where’s Waldo (Wally for us Australians) collage of all her appearances so far. check it out after the jump and see if you can spot all 14!

Friday, September 9, 2011

X-Men Regenesis: The Gold Team

We totally struck out on Wolverine and the X-Men, and missed a whole bunch of characters. Here’s our predictions and here’s were we went wrong. click the image for a high res unadulterated version.

Thursday, September 8, 2011

Jeff Smith Interview

CBR posted this interview with Bone and RASL creator Jeff Smith:

IDW on iBook Store

IDW have launched 19 graphic novels in the iBook store this week. Robot 6 has an interview with Jeff Webber, director of e-publishing for IDW. here’s an excerpt:

Scream awards

Nominees for the Spike scream awards have been released. vote here. the comic related nominees are:
Best comic book or graphic novel: American Vampire, Chew, Daytripper, Locke & Key and The Walking Dead.
Best comic writer: Ed Brubaker, Joe Hil, Robert Kirkman, Grant Morrison and Mike Mignola.
Best comic artist: Charlie Adlard, Mark Buckingham, Duncan Fegredo, John Romita Jnr. and Bernie Wrightson.
Best comic book movie: Captain America, Cowboys & Aliens, Scott Pilgrim, Thor and X-Men: First Class.

X-Men Regenesis: The Blue Team

So we only got 3 wrong. click the image for an unmarked high res version.

DC New 52 Wave 1 reviews - Curtis

Curtis reviews the first wave of the DCnU!

Wednesday, September 7, 2011

Creator Roundup

Every Thursday we take a closer look at what’s going on in the world of comic creators. this week, Dan Hipp has a new artwork, Warren Ellis gets his friends to do the work for him, Ben Templesmith is going to a convention, Gabriel Ba and Fabio Moon put on a show, Jim Rugg draws something in colour, Brian K Vaughan talks to somebody, JH Williams III talks Batwoman and Craig Thompson has a new graphic novel.

Monday, September 5, 2011

New 'Casanova' Series

Gabriel Ba reports on he and brother Fabio Moon’s website: “On September 7th, the wait is over. Even people who have not been waiting will have not to wait any longer, because that which they did not know will be known at last. Yes, confusing. But yes, amazing. The new CASANOVA : AVARITIA series starts this wednesday, a four issues series, each chapter with 32 pages filled with crazy, sexy, complicated and fun sci-fi stuff for people who really give a shit about comics. Written by super-star Matt Fraction, art by humble me (yet, awesome art by humble me), hand lettered by Dustin Harbin and colors Cris Peter. Published by ICON!”

Molly Hayes Punches an Elephant!

Just found this excellent artwork by Terry Moore:

Saturday, September 3, 2011

All of These Things That Have Made Us

I came across this article over at The Comics Reporter and it was one of the best reads I’ve had in a long time. Awesome stuff. here’s an excerpt:
“You could do far worse than to build a lifetime of friendships with the people you meet in comics. Far, far worse. I'm not sure you could do much better. As much as I'm made uncomfortable by a vision of comics that lacks the comics themselves, a way of approaching the professional and artistic communities that could without blinking substitute designer baskets or arcade games or action figures for the comics medium, I understand the appeal of wanting to stay around smart, curious, kind and mostly forgiving people for as long as possible, even if one's passion for the art form fades.” Click
here for the full article.

Cubeecraft Toys


Over at Cubee Craft, there’s a ton of awesome comic and pop culture related paper toys. Iv’e downloaded and built a ton of them, and they’re super easy to build, and look awesome! There’s heaps more on the site, but check out a few you can download after the bump!