Saturday, August 28, 2010
Bleeding Cool reports that Image Comics and Comixology have partnered together to bring us the Image Comic App. Titles initially included for the app are Youngblood, Savage Dragon, Battle Pope and Chew. Also on the same page is a list of new titles added to the Comixology library of digital applications.
Friday, August 27, 2010
Film takes place in the 60's.... shows how Xavier and Magneto met..... costumes will be comic-bookish.. no Cyclops and Jean Grey... Kevin Bacon and Janua....wait.. Whut?! No Cyclops and Jean Grey in X-men: First Class??
Please tell me you're joking.
Iron and the Maiden was a comic book published by Aspen Comics in 2007 as its first creator-owned title. It was a four-issue mini-series that was later followed by a one shot. There was also an Iron and the Maiden #0. Written by creator Jason Rubin and pencilled by Francis Manapul, the story revolved around 2 main characters: a sexy young lady out to avenge her father's death and a juiced-up ex-Mafia goon who is out for revenge on the same Mafia he considered his family . It is set in a city in the 1930's, in an alternate universe where the government is corrupt and the Mafia rules ( hmmmm sounds familiar?). Covers were done by Manapul, but some variants featured artwork by Jeff Matsuda and the late Michael Turner. A trade paperback was released in May of this year.
Here's one more reason to love the good ol' Chuck Taylor. DC Comics has teamed up with Converse and released Chuck Taylor All Star Highs with designs bearing some of our favorite DC characters. These came out I think this month, but the DC folks who manned the booth at the recent SDCC I've learned wore these. I missed out on that bit of info and actually learned about them from Jim Lee's Twitter.
There are 5 designs in all: 2 Batman designs; 2 Superman and 1 Green Lantern. I hope these become available here in the Philippines because I sure as hell want one! Or two. Okay fine I WANT THEM ALL!
More photos after the jump.
Wednesday, August 25, 2010
This is great news for the Philippine comics industry. Hopefully this will pave the way for more local publications to hit the international market. Congratulations, Gerry Alanguilan!
Elmer, the acclaimed graphic novel by Philippine cartoonist Gerry Alanguilan about talking chickens, will finally see print in the United States this November in a new edition released from SLG Publishing. A window into a world where chickens have suddenly acquired the intelligence and consciousness of humans, Elmer tells the story of a family of chickens who struggles to survive in a strange and dangerous world.
While Elmer is basically a book about talking chickens, SLG Publisher Dan Vado says it should not be dismissed as funny animal book. “This is not about talking chickens the way Babe was about talking pigs” Vado observed “Elmer has more in common with Animal Farm than any talking dog movie.”
Creator Gerry Alanguilan has worked in comics for some time on various work-for-hire projects from major publishers, but when casting around for ideas for his own project he looked no further than his own front window ” I’ve always been surrounded by chickens. I find them fascinating and I often found myself wondering what if… what if they could think like us and talk like us?” said Alanguilan “What would they say? What would they do? It was a ridiculous notion, but I tried to approach it very seriously and see what I would come up with.”
Self-publishing the series in The Philippines, Alanguilan’s comic attracted attention internationally for its mirror-like look at the world we live in. Neil Gaiman called it “heartbreaking and funny and so beautifully drawn.”
The SLG Publishing edition of Elmer will contain all of the same material from the self-published version which saw limited distribution outside of the Philippines. Scheduled for a November 2010 release, Elmer will be a 144 page black and white graphic novel priced at $12.95 and will be available at better comics and book shops, from Amazon.com as well as from the publisher’s own website.
The first chapter of the book is available as a free download from the SLG Publishing website (www.slgcomic.com).
Monday, August 23, 2010
Shadowland Moon Knight #1 hits shelves later this month. And to coincide with it's release,
local retailer Comic Odyssey is organizing a premiere of sorts for the comic book with a book
signing by Shadowland Moon Knight artist, Bong Dazo. First announced to be on August 28th,
the event has been moved due to a delay in the comic's delivery.
Aside from the comic book signing, there will also be a raffle. They'll be raffling off an
original comic art page from Deadpool: Merc With a Mouth compliments of the artist. Each
purchase of Shadowland Moon Knight includes a raffle ticket for a chance to win this one-of-a
Bong Dazo's signing is rescheduled for September 4th, still between 1-3 p.m. at the Comic
Odyssey Robinson's Galleria branch.
Thursday, August 19, 2010
Soccer superstar David Beckham has conquered the sports and fashion world, and is now set to enter the world of comics. This coming September, David Beckham makes his comic book debut in FAME: David Beckham. This is one of Bluewater Production's latest additions to FAME, a biographical comic book series that features famous celebrities. Past issues featured Lady Gaga, Twilight stars Kirsten Stewart, Rob Pattinson and Taylor Lautner.
The book will be written by Pete Rogers and drawn by artist Pablo Martinera. It will feature David's carreer, from how he started out up to his current place as star player for LA Galaxy.
I'm a David Beckham fan but I'm not sure if I'll get this one. But I'd definitely wait on deciding until I've actually perused the comic book. FAME: David Beckham features 2 covers, and is scheduled for release in September. Cover price is $3.99.
Wednesday, August 18, 2010
Since I was in the Ortigas area yesterday, I decided to stop by SM Megamall to check out the comic and toy shops there. There are 2 comic shops at the basement of building A, and one of those is Filbar's. I love Filbar's because some branches have bargain bins of comics ranging from 20-90 pesos. Some of the issues go as far back as the early 90's and as recent as 2007/2008.
I was browsing through the bins when I found Factor X #1, from the Age Of Apocalypse series in the 90's. I'm not sure, but I may have picked up this title back when it first came out, along with some other titles from the AoA series. I've already lost/ misplaced all of those in the last 10 years.
I've recently added some of the AoA titles to my "hunt list", and I'm just looking for some issues to complete them. This Factor X #1 is the first one I have in my possession of this title, and I got it for only Php 20.00. Sweet!
I haven't taken it out of the bag yet, but it seems like it's in fairly good condition.
So that's one down and 3 more to go for this title. I wonder if i'll find the other issues at the Metro Comic Con.
Here's something for all you Gleeks out there. Bluewater Productions is giving your favorite show it's very own comic book! This one-shot biographical comic book will be published under the FAME title and will focus on the lives of the cast and the team behind the hit show. The comic book will retail for $3.99 and is scheduled for release in November.
Visit the Bluewater Productions site for more details.
Experience comics and more at the Metro Comic Con 2010! It'll be on August 21-22 at the Megatrade Hall of SM Megamall. Entrance fee is Php 100.00 for a one day pass and gates open at 10 a.m. I'll be hitting this con with some buddies. Hope to see you there!
Click here to learn more about what's going to happen at Metro Comic Con, or visit the Metro Comic Con website. Check out the killer intro!
Poster from here.