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You read that right. Marvel revealed the news today on ABC’s The View (we can discuss that marketing choice another time) that Thor will be a woman. As series writer Jason Aaron said in the press release, “This is not She-Thor. This is not Lady Thor. This is not Thorita. This is THOR. This is the THOR of the Marvel Universe. But it’s unlike any Thor we’ve ever seen before.”
Marvel also released new art to give us a look at the new Thor and I gotta say, she looks bad ass.
Head after the break to read the full press release and see additional art.
I was obsessed with Calvin and Hobbes and The Far Side as a kid. When those strips were shut down in 1995 I completely abandoned newspaper comics. Clearly, I should have been following Pearls Before Swine because I would have been very curious to know why panels in some of his recent comics looked a hell of a lot like something Bill Watterson would draw.
Well guess what.
The creators of the beloved Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles haven’t appeared together in public in 20 years. Crazy, right? That all changed last Saturday when Kevin Eastman and Peter Laird signed together for Free Comic Book Day at Jetpack Comics in New Hampshire. Awww!
It’s perfect timing for a reunion since the franchise is celebrating its 30th anniversary this year. A new movie is on the way (check out the trailer), and an anthology comic about the Turtles featuring several creators will hit shelves this month.
Let’s hope Eastman and Laird don’t wait another 20 years before signing together again!
Great news for fans of the Eisner award winning Chew—you’re getting an animated feature adaptation! What’s more, The Walking Dead‘s Steven Yeun will voice Tony Chu and Felicia Day will voice Amelia Mintz. Jeff Krelitz will direct the script by Chew co-creator John Layman.
If you’re not familiar with Chew, here’s a quick description:
Tony Chu is a Cibopathic cop which means he gets psychic impressions from whatever he eats. That includes dead bodies if it’ll help solve a murder case. Amelia Mintz is a saboscrivner and writes about food so perfectly the reader feels like they can taste it.
Oh and, the bird flu has made eating anything with wings illegal. That includes fried chicken. I think I just cried a little at the thought.
This is what happens when the cover of Uncanny X-Men #141 gets a Game Of Thrones twist. When you think about it, you have to be a superhero to survive in Westeros, so it makes sense.
Here’s what creators Comfort Love and Adam Withers had to say about why they did the project:
“So, this was an idea that Adam was shocked – SHOCKED – had not been done yet. When it occurred to him, he scoured the Googles to see whether anybody else had done it, but nothing came up. So here he is, sitting on this goldmine idea. In case anybody isn’t getting the reference, this piece is an homage to the classic John Byrne cover to Uncanny X-Men #141 – the start of the Days of Future Past storyline. With the upcoming movie, you’ll probably be seeing this cover more often. Adam selected Dany, Tyrion, and Jon for the front because they seem to have the strongest “Plot Armor.” Whatever else might appear to happen to them, I suspect we’ll be seeing them through to the end of the story. Though god knows I could be wrong. That Martin SOB loves toying with our emotions.”
Get a closer look at the artwork after the break.
As part of an ongoing celebration of Batman’s 75th anniversary, DC Entertainment released a new Batman short film by Bruce Timm (co-creator of Batman: The Animated Series) called “Strange Days”, which pits Batman against Dr. Hugo Strange in a gorgeous 1930′s style. It debuted earlier this week on Cartoon Network, but is now available online.
We’ve included the new short, along with a video of Bruce Timm discussing its development on an episode of “DC All Access” after the break.
Since it’s founding in 2007, comiXology has become a large part of many comic fans’ weekly reading, so it will be interesting to see how the news of comiXology being acquired by Amazon will ripple through the industry.
Naturally, Amazon and comiXology see this as a definite positive. From the press release:
“ComiXology’s mission is to spread the love of comics and graphic novels in all forms,” said David Steinberger, co-founder and CEO of comiXology. “There is no better home for comiXology than Amazon to see this vision through. Working together, we look to accelerate a new age for comic books and graphic novels.”
“Amazon and comiXology share a passion for reinventing reading in a digital world,” said David Naggar, Amazon Vice President, Content Acquisition and Independent Publishing. “We’ve long admired the passion comiXology brings to changing the way we buy and read comics and graphic novels. We look forward to investing in the business, growing the team, and together, bringing comics and graphic novels to even more readers.”
Obviously, a digital publishing powerhouse like Amazon could help the platform grow, but there have been some fans who have said that, due to a dislike of Amazon policies, they wouldn’t be buying from comiXology in the future.
So, are you excited about the possibilities (fingers crossed for free comics with Amazon Prime) or do you have concerns?
Archie Andrews is going to die. The news was announced on the Archie Comics blog yesterday, saying that he’d sacrifice himself heroically to save a friend this July in their upcoming Life With Archie #36.
Archie Comics says they knew they wanted to do this five years ago and, given the themes Life With Archie has taken on during that period, I think they’re pushing the envelope one last time.
I can honestly say I never thought I’d write about the death of Archie Andrews. It’s a strange feeling, I admit. Thankfully, he will live on in other Archie series.
You can read the entire press release and get a look at the amazing artwork planned for the covers of both #36 and #37 after the break.