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Re: Comic Book News & Previews

Postby so sorry on Tue May 31, 2016 8:58 am

Peven wrote:so, Captain America has been a bad guy all along, just deep, deep, deep, deep undercover...........yeah, that's fucking ALF, and the best example yet of why nothing that the studios do the these properties when they adapt them to the big screen should ever be criticized for "not respecting the source material" or "breaking canon". I can't wait to see the X-Men movie where it is revealed there are no such thing as mutants and that Prof X is just a sexual predator who has been using LSD and other psychotropics to manipulate kids into thinking they have powers so he can take advantage of them.


To be fair, my understanding is that the "Hail Hydra" bombshell came at the end of the comic (last frame?), so MAYBE its a con being put on by Captain America for some reason (double-DOUBLE secret agent!).
Or maybe he's possesed.
Or maybe he's been secretly captured and replaced by a replicant/robot/shapeshifter/skrull.

As the kids these days like to say.... "because comics".
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Re: Comic Book News & Previews

Postby Ribbons on Tue May 31, 2016 5:03 pm

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Re: Comic Book News & Previews

Postby TheBaxter on Tue May 31, 2016 5:45 pm

TheButcher wrote:
Peven wrote:so, Captain America has been a bad guy all along, just deep, deep, deep, deep undercover...........yeah, that's fucking ALF, and the best example yet of why nothing that the studios do the these properties when they adapt them to the big screen should ever be criticized for "not respecting the source material" or "breaking canon". I can't wait to see the X-Men movie where it is revealed there are no such thing as mutants and that Prof X is just a sexual predator who has been using LSD and other psychotropics to manipulate kids into thinking they have powers so he can take advantage of them.

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wrong sexual predator, i think you were looking for this guy...

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or maybe this guy?

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Re: Comic Book News & Previews

Postby TheButcher on Thu Jun 02, 2016 9:56 am

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Re: Comic Book News & Previews

Postby Ribbons on Fri Jun 03, 2016 10:09 pm

If you guys are mad about Captain America, just wait until you see what they did to Luke Cage:

http://www.pbfcomics.com/275/
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Re: Comic Book News & Previews

Postby Peven on Fri Jun 03, 2016 11:22 pm

TheBaxter wrote:
TheButcher wrote:
Peven wrote:so, Captain America has been a bad guy all along, just deep, deep, deep, deep undercover...........yeah, that's fucking ALF, and the best example yet of why nothing that the studios do the these properties when they adapt them to the big screen should ever be criticized for "not respecting the source material" or "breaking canon". I can't wait to see the X-Men movie where it is revealed there are no such thing as mutants and that Prof X is just a sexual predator who has been using LSD and other psychotropics to manipulate kids into thinking they have powers so he can take advantage of them.

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wrong sexual predator, i think you were looking for this guy...

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or maybe this guy?

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cast it, shoot it, cut it, get it in the can :wink:
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Re: Comic Book News & Previews

Postby TheBaxter on Sat Jun 04, 2016 3:24 pm

it'll be called Three Men and a Roofie
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Re: Comic Book News & Previews

Postby TheButcher on Thu Jun 09, 2016 8:41 pm

TheBaxter wrote:it'll be called Three Men and a Roofie

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Re: X-O MANOWAR

Postby TheButcher on Fri Mar 03, 2017 1:52 pm

Valiant:
Valiant Unveils First Lettered Look Inside X-O MANOWAR #1 – On Sale March 22nd!
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Re: WIZARD R.I.P.

Postby TheButcher on Fri Jul 28, 2017 3:49 am

TheButcher wrote:CBR 01.24.2011:
Breaking: Wizard and ToyFare magazines fold [Updated]
Kevin Melrose wrote:Wizard magazine has ceased publication after nearly 20 years, laying off its remaining staff and canceling freelance assignments. Its sibling publication ToyFare also has closed.


BC July 27, 2017:
The Return Of Wizard Magazine: A Guide To Comics?
Rich Johnston wrote:Bleeding Cool is getting word that either Wizard World, or someone who has licensed the name, is preparing a new Wizard Magazine.

Wizard Magazine: A Guide To Comics launched out of the back of a comic shop in July 1991. With its high-end production values and monthly updating price guide in the back, it was a hit in comic book stores and on the newsstands, soon reaching a monthly circulation of more than 100,000 copies, outselling many of the big name comics it covered. It is most associated with the rise of Image Comics and Valiant Comics, both of which received considerable coverage by Wizard.

The magazine also spawned several ongoing magazines dedicated to similar interests such as ToyFare for toys and action figures, Inquest Gamer for collectible game cards, Anime Insider for anime and manga, and Toy Wishes for mainstream toy enthusiasts. Robot Chicken is based on “Twisted ToyFare Theater”. But after 20 years of publication, it was down to around 17,000 copies a month and the magazine was cancelled, as the publisher switched its focus to the successful Wizard World conventions that continue to span the country.

Wizard alumni are everywhere in and around the comic book industry. Many, including its main editors Mike Cotton, Brian Cunningham, and Pat McCallum, all in senior roles at DC Comics, and many were recruited for DC’s recent Direct Currents and Rebirth magazine. William Christensen and Mark Seifert formed Bleeding Cool’s publisher Avatar Press. Recently, founders Gareb Shamus and Pat Shamus suffered a Shamus-ectomy from Wizard World the company — could they be returning to the magazine that made their names so big?

Print or website? Magazine or app? As it stands, I don’t yet know — but I do know that writers are being approached.

You know, the upcoming Wizard World Chicago would be an ideal place to launch such a project.
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Re: Millarworld

Postby TheButcher on Tue Aug 08, 2017 5:30 am

Millarworld Aug 7, 2017:
Biggest news ever - Netflix Buys Millarworld!!
Mark Millar wrote:Warner Bros bought DC Comics in 1968. Disney bought Marvel in 2009. Today Netflix purchased Millarworld and I’m still blinking. This is only the third time in history a comic-book company purchase on this scale has ever happened.

I started Millarworld as a creator-owned comic-book company nearly 15 years ago, after talking some artist pals into being their own bosses. We’d all had success at DC and Marvel, but this was a chance to control the characters created and reap the rewards from any future movies, TV or merchandise that ever came from those characters and books. Over the years, Millarworld has amassed twenty different franchises working with the world’s greatest artists and now Millarworld has been bought by the hottest, most exciting entertainment company on the planet. To say this is the best thing that ever happened in our professional lives would be an understatement.

The moment Lucy and I walked into Netflix’s headquarters in California last Christmas we knew this was where we wanted to be. It instantly felt like home and the team around that table felt like people who would help us take Millarworld’s characters and turn them into global powerhouses. Netflix is the future and we couldn’t be more thrilled to sell the business to them and buckle up for all the amazing movies and television shows we plan to do together. This feels like joining the Justice League and I can’t wait to start working with them.

I’d like to take this moment to thank all the artists who were caught up in my enthusiasm over the years and who co-created these properties with Millarworld. Artists are often left out of news-stories, but trust me when I say that the only reason these books have looked so beautiful is because Millarworld worked with the greatest draughtsmen of their generation. I’d like to thank Frank Quitely, Stuart Immonen, Goran Parlov, Leinil Francis Yu, Rafael Albuquerque, Peter Gross, Steve McNiven, Greg Capullo, Sean Murphy, JG Jones, Duncan Fegredo, Tony Harris, Dave Gibbons and John Romita Jr for their belief in my crazy plan and their friendship during even the tightest of deadlines. Kingsman and Kick-Ass have unique Hollywood deals elsewhere and aren’t a part of this particular acquisition, but those two fine men are toasting us in spirit from London and California respectively.

In terms of this sale itself, I’d like to offer a huge thanks to Jon Miller, an amazing corporate legend who held our hands through the entire executive process, John Rose who provided invaluable counsel as we were going through this, the gang at Medialink, our accountants at Robertson Craig and our brilliant international legal teams Hughes Hubbard & Reed in the United States and Addleshaw Goddard in England. I’d also like to thank my great friend former Marvel President Bill Jemas for introducing me to Jon almost eighteen months ago. Bill changed my life once when he was running Marvel and he changed it again when he helped facilitate this.

But more than anyone I’d like to thank my wife, Lucy Millar. Everyone involved in this process knows she’s the genuine business brain at our company. She and I had flights from Scotland to LA for sometimes just three hours of meetings during this lengthy negotiation, scrabbling for baby-sitters and jet-lagged to Hell, but still she managed to always be smiling, keeping it all on-track for all our partners and keeping everyone in the loop seemingly 24/7. Nothing dulls my brain like a 96-page legal document, but so many nights ended with me falling asleep as she phone-conferenced with nine lawyers around the world and made this all happen. On behalf of this cross-continental gang of pals who have somehow pulled this off, she has our love and thanks for running this company so brilliantly in recent years and for helping us to make comic-book history today.

So what’s next? Well, we’ve been in these talks for many months and a lot of planning has been going on. We’re flying to LA to strategise the next steps and you’ll be hearing about each fascinating turn when I’m allowed to share it. Jupiter’s Legacy and Reborn both concluded in the last few weeks and I’m going undercover between now and Spring as I stockpile all the new projects we’re putting together, but you’ll hear about them very soon.

Keep an eye on our website, Twitter, Instagram and Facebook pages for details as they happen where Millarworld editor Rachael Fulton will be giving you daily updates. Also look for our news at the end of summer with details of the charitable foundation Lucy and I have started which will revitalize parts of my old hometown in Scotland. This is a five-year charity building project I’ve been quietly making plans for with local government behind the scenes and we can’t wait to go public with the idea. I’ve had an enormous amount of luck in my life - none more than today - and I look forward to explaining how I’m planning to use what this deal brings us to help improve an area I grew up in and owe everything to.

Comics have been my passion my entire life. I started working with them as a teenager and I’ve never been more excited about where we’re going next as Millarworld joins the Netflix team. These guys are going to take Millarworld to the next level and I feel like Richard Dreyfuss, wide-eyed and walking around the mothership at the end of Close Encounters when I see their global plans and it’s crazy-exciting to be a part of it.

This is going to be brilliant.

End of Part One.

To Be Continued.

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