Posts Tagged superman
Miss my annoying voice? Look no further! While I’m the Creative Marketing Manager for American Gothic Press, the comic book imprint of Famous Monsters of Filmland, I’m also the producer for the Famous Monsters Podcast! In this episode, I help discuss the upcoming BATMAN V SUPERMAN.
San Diego Comic-Con 2015 came and went, and Princess Fugu (Amanda) & I somewhat miraculously survived! In this episode we talk about attending the convention all 5 days, highlights and lowlights, cosplaying, and much much more!
This semester I’m both Arts & Entertainment and Online Editor at my college newspaper the Sonoma State STAR. I’ll have a group of staff writers I’ll be overseeing, but every now and then I’ll be submitting a review or article if we need to fill space. Be sure to write to the editor if you like what you see!
While I normally whore myself out to the usual websites, I always have a special place in my heart for the sluts over at Brightest Young Things. This week, I wrote about the controversy of casting Jesse Eisenberg as Lex Luthor in the upcoming “Batman vs. Superman” movie, and just casting in general for that film.
This semester I’m both Arts & Entertainment and Online Editor at my college newspaper the Sonoma State STAR. I’ll have a group of staff writers I’ll be overseeing, but every now and then I’ll be submitting a review or article if we need to fill space. Be sure to write to the editor if you like what you see! In the meantime since the paper doesn’t get published over the summer, that means there’s going to be an abundance of exclusive online content!
While I normally whore myself out to the usual websites, I always have a special place in my heart for the sluts over at Brightest Young Things. This week, I wrote about the controversy surrounding Superman and Orson Scott Card. Spoilers: Card is a gigantic homophobe.
In this episode I compare, contrast, and review two original graphic novels from the DC & Marvel. First, Superman: Earth One (DC), followed by Fantastic Four: Season One (Marvel), then suggestions for better origin stories. Spoilers!
Gotham City Sirens #22 by Guillem March
We’ve all been there; torn between both good and evil, stuck in the middle with that hard decision to make; drown all the lawyers, or just half to send a message to the others? With this cover it beautifully illustrates the situation Selina finds herself in this issue. While both wings are radically different, they fulfill that sense of unity perfectly. So while Catwoman is battered-down once again, you would think she’s figured out what side she’s on by now.
28 Days Later #22 by Sean Phillips
Sean Phillips is such a professional when it comes to catching my attention with these covers. Black and white loose-sketch in the foreground, skies of different reds in the background. Together, they make every detail of the black and white pop-out at the reader. What I particularly enjoy about the muddled reds in the background is they give me that sense of post-apocalyptic dread, that the situation is completely not okay anymore. Not that it has been for the past twenty-two issues, but that’s not the point! This is simply a beautiful cover.
Green Lantern #65 by Doug Mahnke and Keith Champagne
The thing about this cover is Hal Jordan fits-in with the Sinestro Corps perfectly, that I had to do a double-take to see what series I was reading. Obviously, the dominant color is going to be yellow, but it’s spread all over the cover in a way that doesn’t make it tiresome to look at. I just love Mahnke’s bold line-work and little details throughout, that this cover in particular would be one badass poster. That’s the great thing about Jordan; he makes any color look good.
Dark Horse Presents #1 by Paul Pope
I remember when this title was first solicited many months ago, and people were getting excited for both the Frank Miller and Paul Chadwick covers. I’m sorry, but the real hidden gem is this Paul Pope cover. Does it have anything to do with one of the stories inside? Who cares! Look at this glorious cover; we have a mysterious looking pirate-tiger-lady with her pet tigers among the tiger ruins. The attention to details in the cover are mesmerizing, especially in the faces of both tigers and in the ruins behind them. Just like the tigers, Paul Pope can’t change his stripes; he’s still a fantastic artist.
Superman / Batman #83 by Travel Foreman
I’ve often lain awake at night wondering what it would look like if Superman and Batman were transported into Middle Earth. I then look at this cover, and all those long sleepless nights are suddenly put to rest. First of all, we have the goddamn Batman riding what appears to be a dragon / Nazgul hybrid. If anyone is capable of saddling one of those beasts, it’s Batman. Then we have Superman charging with a claymore-sized lightning sword, looking more extremely awesome than usual. He doesn’t even need a sword, but the fact that he’s proudly got one on display should make you fear him even more! Sauron better watch himself, because he’s got two super Hobbits on their way to Mt. Doom in a hurry, and they ain’t no Sam & Frodo!
Superman 80-Page Giant 2011 #1 by Dustin Nguyen
So obviously there’s a lot going on with this cover. However, since it’s a special issue filled with a variety of different Superman stories, it’s very fitting. You’re immediately swarmed with all sorts of wonderful colors that cause your eyes to dart across the cover rapidly, not having enough time to focus on one character. When you are finally able to rein your retinas in, you treated to the many beautiful illustrations by Dustin Nguyen and his takes on the Superman cast. Villains, heroes, sidekicks, all look lovely on a white canvas. The use of color really makes each of them pop-out, and it’s a very pleasing cover from top to bottom. This would look great as a poster
iZombie #10 by Michael Allred
This cover is very clever; my eyes instantly inform me that there is nudity on this cover, and it’s female nudity (the best kind). No skimpy outfits, no nude-colored costumes, no huge…tracks of land; an actual naked woman, and since it’s so dark, you can barely make-out her nipples. And I’m not the only one noticing; the three vampires behind her are quite aware of her lack of clothing as well. So while myself and the vampires are both hungry, and for different reasons, I applaud Allred for producing a cover so intriguing and so well designed. This cover makes necrophilia look hot.
Hellboy: The Sleeping And The Dead #2 by Mike Mignola
The covers for Hellboy are usually quite simple, but it’s the amount of detail that Mignola puts into each one that really makes it special. You see the iconic Hellboy stance, giant fist balled-up and ready for action, then just horror and supernatural icons surrounding him. Coffins, giant skulls, and bats? Something’s up, and you just know you’re in for a fun adventure! While I do always love Mignola’s covers, he really needs to take some time-off from the movies and just draw another arc or two. I miss his style.
Iron Man: Legacy #11 by Juan Doe
The first time I saw Juan Doe’s work, I was instantly mesmerized by his style. It’s bold, energetic, and eye-popping every single time, and this cover is one of his best pieces in my opinion. The symmetry and abstraction rolled into one forms a unique sense of unity, and yet still maintains order. The man is mysterious, for I know virtually nothing about him, but I’d love to see more interior art by him for sure. If you want a treat go pick-up the Joker’s Asylum: Scarecrow one-shot. He did the art, and it was gorgeous! Just like this cover.
Secret Six #30 by Cliff Chiang
Have I mentioned that it’s fantastic that Cliff Chiang is back and better than ever? Because it certainly is. For the past year he’s been doing a spectacular job on the covers for some of my favorite series (Justice League: Generation Lost), and once again he’s doing the covers for Secret Six. The intensity of Catman combined with the shoot-em’-up styling of Deadshot results in the cover seen here. Chiang not only kills it on colors, but with the energy in this image as well. Fingers-crossed for more Secret Six covers in the near future done by him!
In this special episode, Cammy the elf helps you with some gift suggestions for that special geek in your life.
Holy cow DC dominated this week in comics! Pick Of The Week goes to Grant Morrison & Yanick Paquette for Batman Inc. #1 (DC). Fast Five picks include The Flash #6 (DC), Green Lantern #59 (DC), Hellboy: Double Feature of Evil (Dark Horse), Green Lantern Corps #54 (DC), and Superman/Batman #78 (DC).
Catwoman and tentacle porn? Did God remember my birthday??
I interview the artist Buzz at Long Beach Comic Con 2010 about Tales of Atomika, Ground Creeper, and more.
I interview creator Jules Rivera at Long Beach Comic Con 2010 about Marsh Rocket, Valkyrie Squadron, and hand sanitizer.
I interview artist Tim Bradstreet at Long Beach Comic Con 2010 about Raw Studios, Bad Planet, and more.
I interview creator Rebecca Hicks at Long Beach Comic Con 2010 about her comic Little Vampires.
I interview creators Josh Finney and Kat Rocha at Long Beach Comic Con 2010 about Titanium Rain 2, Transcend, and more.
I interview writer Michael Colbert at Long Beach Comic Con 2010 about Crazy Mary, Tales of the Supernatural, and more.
I interview the creative team of Darkwing Duck from BOOM! Studios at Long Beach Comic Con 2010. Joining me is James Silvani, Ian Brill, and Tad Stones.
I interview writer Joshua Williamson at Long Beach Comic Con 2010 about Superman / Batman, Mirror, Mirror, and more.
I interview writer Richard Starkings at Long Beach Comic Con 2010 about Elephantmen and more.
Long Beach Comic Con 2010 wrap-up!