comics

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Not only has Mad Max Fury Road inspired a lot of conversation and fan reaction, but it’s also inspiring artists who, as this very accurate tweet explains, can’t stop drawing Furiosa and other characters from the movie.

It really has been amazing. Every day, I see more art and it shows no sign of slowing down. A whole bunch of examples are available after the break from professionals and fans alike. The #Furiosa tag on Twitter is also a font of creativity.

Check out some of our favorites after the break.

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The Joker design above comes from Greg Capullo’s amazing work on Death of the Family. Special effects master Rick Baker has put his own spin on the character and the results are amazing. This is the Joker look we’d all like to see on screen but, sadly, it doesn’t seem like we’re going to get that with Leto.

See Baker’s version after the break…

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DC’s popular Bombshells line of statues are making the transition to digital comics. This new digital-first series will be written by Marguerite Bennett with art by Margeurite Sauvage. Bennett is pretty excited saying:

“’DC Comics Bombshells’ is one of the wildest things I’ve ever had the pleasure to create — a story of the DC heroines, all the DC heroines, in a crisis that defines themselves as well as their generation,” said Bennett in a press release. “I cannot possibly tell you how excited and grateful I am to be involved in a story this massive and inventive. The series will explore war stories, romances, mysteries, heists, action adventure and horror in a way that only these characters could do — I cannot wait for this book to drop. Pun very much intended.”

It will star Supergirl, Batwoman, and Wonder Woman, but the full cast hasn’t been announced. Digital availability of the first issue will come in July with print following on August 12th. DC is also releasing a series of variant covers across their comics line (including a fantastic Black Canary for Green Arrow by Ant Lucia) to promote the new comic.

See the variant covers along with the full press release after the break. And don’t forget that we’re giving away a DC Bombshells Mera statue! Enter to win before May 20th.

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In case you missed the news over the weekend, Frank Miller is making his return to Batman with a third series to round out a trilogy that started with the classic The Dark Knight Returns. The new series will be titled The Dark Knight: The Master Race.

The series will be co-written by Brian Azzarello. “Artists for the project have yet to be announced”.

After the disaster of The Dark Knight Strikes Again back in 2001, it’s probably safe to say that many fans weren’t clamoring for another sequel. However, with Miller’s influence currently being felt in the Daredevil series on Netflix and the upcoming Batman v Superman, the timing seems right.

Check out the press release after the break along with a tweet from Frank Miller that marks the occasion. It’s his first tweet in five years.

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She just does what cats do. Check out the full comic from Head Trip after the break…

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Kerry Callen is the cartoonist behind Halo and Sprocket. He also works at Hallmark adapting cartoons into greeting cards. This image is more along those lines, and it’s something he did because it made his wife laugh. That’s good enough reason for us!

(via Kerry Callen)

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George R.R. Martin is a genuine comic book nerd who once wrote fan letters to Marvel. Now, he still reads comics and runs out to get them with Game of Thrones actresses along for company. This clip is from a German show and it has Martin along with Sibel Kekilli (Shae) checking out Big Adventure Comics in Santa Fe. It’s cute to see him being the fanboy for a change.

See the video after the break.

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Legendary Comics has announced three new comic series for this fall. Most notably, Pacific Rim: Tales from the Drift will take us back to the world where Kaju and Jagers battle for the fate of humanity. It’s the perfect thing to tide us over while we wait for the animated series and Pacific Rim 2.

There’s also Black Bag, an espionage thriller featuring Legendary’s first female action hero, and a new crime thriller called Cops For Criminals.

You can see the full press release, including previews of the artwork after the break.

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We’ve known about the Fight Club 2 comic for some time, but your long wait will finally be ending on May 27th when Dark Horse will release the first issue in the 10-issue series written by Chuck Palahniuk and illustrated by Cameron Stewart.

However, you don’t have to wait that long to get your first look at it. Not only has Playboy revealed a six page preview, but another preview will be released in a free Comic Book Day issue on May 2.

Dark Horse included this snippet with the release:

Some imaginary friends never go away… Ten years after starting Project Mayhem, he lives a mundane life. A kid, a wife, pills to keep his destiny at bay. But it won’t last long; the wife has seen to that. The time has come…Rize or Die.

But even better than the preview pages, in my opinion, are the marketing materials that have been released. This includes a Fight Club themed “Emergency Landing” infographic and a Fight Club board game.

The board games rules are simple:

1) Roll a 6-sided die and advance accordingly.
2) Follow homework assignments where you land.
3) No matter who finishes first Tyler wins.
4) Tyler always wins.

This whole thing is gloriously insane and, based on the preview, I’m thinking there’s a lot more insanity to come.

Head after the break to see the (likely NSFW) preview, and other promo materials.

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You may have heard rumblings back in September of development on a new TV adaptation of Vertigo’s Lucifer created by Neil Gaiman, Mike Dringenberg, & Sam Kieth. That news was recently updated and a pilot deal has been made.

Californication creator and exec producer Tom Kapinos will be teaming up with Warner Brothers TV’s Jerry Bruckheimer Television and Sleepy Hollow co-creator Len Wiseman.

As far as the story goes, word is that the pilot finds Lucifer bored with being the King Of Hell, so he chucks it all to head to L.A. and help the cops punish criminals.

Yeah, its a police procedural. Ugh.

On the plus side, it’s Gaiman and Wiseman. But Fox isn’t the best when it comes to letting new series find their stride assuming it gets picked up.

(via Deadline)