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Archive for November 2014 – Page 2

Now This Would Be An Interesting Crossover

Clark Gregg, fan favorite Agent Phil Coulson on Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. posted this image on his Facebook page. Here he is hugging / attacking / putting a sleeper hold on his Much Ado co-star Nathan Fillion from Castle. Now its not the photos, but rather the caption that is really interesting. Now it’s obviously a joke… I think Marvel would want to save Fillion for a bigger role in the MCU at some point… but a SHIELD crossover with Castle could be possible as both are on ABC and Marvel has done the comic adaptation of Richard Castle’s novels in the past.

It is something to think about.

 

 

Now This Would Be An Interesting Crossover

On Stage With Usagi Yojimbo

Frazer Brown writes:

Stan Sakai’s beloved and iconic Samuarai Leporidae Usagi Yojimbo has been making his stage debut last Friday at London’s Southwark Playhouse. The same venue that brought “Howl’s Moving Castle” to Magical life in 2011.

The Eisner award winning adventures have been freshly adapted for the stage by
 Stewart Melton and are directed by Amy Draper

The cast includes: Joji Hirota
, Amy Ip
, Haruka Kuroda,
 Siu Hun Li
, Jonathan Raggett
 and Dai Tabuchi

The Official Blurb reads

“17th Century Japan. A world of bandit raccoons, feline ninjas and warring animal clans.

A young rabbit leaves home, family and friends behind him in pursuit of one ambition: to become a great samurai warrior. Trained by a maverick old lion sensei  a teacher of the warrior’s code known as Bushido – Usagi learns that the way of the samurai is one of peace and perfection – not just masterful swordsmanship. But as war engulfs the land, he must make a choice that will test his loyalty, honour and dearest friendship.

This Christmas join our long-eared hero on the adventure of a lifetime as he takes his fate into his own paws.

There will be a free discussion with the cast and creative team after the evening performance on Thursday 11 December. “

Here’s a behind the scenes look at the play.

Click here to view the embedded video.

The show has been produced with the support of The Japan Society and The Sasakawa Society. More details and tickets can be found here.

Frazer Brown is a Producer and Filmmaker, In his spare time He writes and photographs internationally for bleeding Cool. @frazerbrown

On Stage With Usagi Yojimbo

Justice League: Dark Script Has Been Turned In

Guillermo Del Toro’s take on the Justice League: Dark, called Dark Universe, has now been turned into Warner Bros to read. When this film was not part of Warner’s big movie line-up announcement, folks looking forward to it became concerned. But the film would exist in its own universe and not part of the Zack Snyder world.

Del Toro confirmed to Forbes that the script had been turned in for weekend reads and if Warners has a positive reaction to it, the film could take a major leap forward. The studio’s reaction to the script should only take a few days.

Hopefully we will know in the next week or so what the fate of the film will be.

[Source: Forbes]

Justice League: Dark Script Has Been Turned In

‘Max Hunter; A Cybernetic, Bounty-Hunter’

Max Hunter created & written by Alex Lobato, art by P.R. Dedelis.

Mo Dominguez writes,

With that short description of Alex Lobato’s character was born the comic book Max Hunter. About two years ago we were discussing characters for an RPG game set in a cybernetic future using the M&M rules. We had developed the city and its history as a group with the idea that multiple game-masters would run their own stories within the city. But as it progressed we thought it would make a great comic book. The group wrote up short stories for each of the existing characters and how they would interact with the city. We decided that Max Hunter would be the ideal character with which to launch our new comic book company, Dark Side Global.

Our kick starter for issue one was successful, all thanks to the support of our families and friends. We realized though that for this to really take off we had to create a book that would be good enough for our fans to support. For our second issue kick starter we have amped up the rewards and we’ve come up with some unique rewards as well. You can check them all out on our kick starter page. And for the fans of Bleeding Cool, we have a special offer; for the first 50 Bleeding Cool Fans who back us at any level we’ll send you a digital copy of Max Hunter #1. Just mention in your comments “BLEEDING COOL ROCKS!” and we’ll email you a digital copy!

 

‘Max Hunter; A Cybernetic, Bounty-Hunter’

Sony Hacked By GOP – Fury, Annie And More Released On-Line

On Monday, a group calling itself the Guardians of Peace (or GOP) hacked into Sony’s internal network and froze all their computers with a screen saying: “Hacked by #GOP” and a ticking clock for Sony to meet their demands before sensitive data was released to the world.

Over the holiday a number of the companies watermarked awards screeners were uploaded to torrent sites. The Brad Pitt war movie Fury which is currently in theaters and the upcoming Jamie Foxx and Cameron Diaz remake of Annie were the two biggest.

There is some wild speculation that this attack may be related to the upcoming Christmas release of The Interview, a movie where Seth Rogen and James Franco try to kill North Korean leader Kim Jong-Un. The basis for these rumors is an uncorroborated on-line source. Sony has not at this time said publicly what the initial warning the GOP referred to in their hack was. The Interview was not one of the movies leaked on-line.

[Source: Deadline]

Sony Hacked By GOP – Fury, Annie And More Released On-Line

Bleeding Cool Bestseller List – 30th November 2014 – Returnal Eternal

This is the Top Ten Bleeding Cool Bestseller List, as compiled by a number of comic stores from their sales on Wednesday and Thursday. It measures what are known as the “Wednesday Warriors”, those who can’t wait to the weekend to get this week’s comics. We salute you, and the keenness you bring to your passion.

Batman Eternal rockets back to the top spot without pesky Axis, Spider-Verse and Robin to get in the way, and Matt Fraction and Christian Ward‘s ODY-C makes a strong showing. The Daredevil word about Superior Iron Man clearly got out (I wonder how), Deathstroke keeps attention and people seem to be digging the Johns/Romita run on Superman as well…

  1. Batman Eternal #34
  2. New Avengers #27
  3. Superior Iron Man #2
  4. Superman #36
  5. Deathstroke #2
  6. ODY-C #1
  7. Gotham By Midnight #1
  8. New 52: Future’s End #30
  9. Spider-Man 2099 #6
  10. Captain America Avengers #2

Thanks to these following retailers,

Who had the following to say…

Thanks to DC’s weeklies continue to perform quite well, and Gotham by Midnight got off to a great start! Marvel and DC had a strong week, pushing the best-selling Image title (Ody-C) down to 12th place.

Sold through 2 copies of Fantastic Four #52, the first Black Panther appearance, this week. Also seeing renewed interest in early Falcon appearances.

Soft week in the Comic book world this week.  ODYC takes the number #1 spot and Image continues to strengthen its relationship with retailers with the inventory stock programs.  Marvel and DC get a little drop off this week.  Next couple of weeks will be a challenge for Marvel and Dc to maintain their market shares with Independents starting to be in every stack at the registers.

Weird week for sales with the Thursday holiday. Much smaller Wednesday but much larger Friday. Our list is odd as well because we were shorted our entire order of Axis #6 last week, so maybe I shouldn’t have but inlcuded its sales on our list. Numbers are down across all titles this week.

Ody-c sold very well, just missing the top ten.

Again, its very hard to judge this week. Superman’s shelf copies are starting to pile up but we have a strong number of subscribers to that title. Same with Flash and Aquaman.
Good number of people came back for Deathstroke #2 which is promising.

Sort of a quiet week in comics here. Due to the holiday we had a ton of people in on Wednesday and most of them remarked on how small a week it was from all the publishers. ODY-C from Matt Fraction sold okay, but some people were turned off by the 8 page fold out middle. Lots of decent sellers out this week but nothing was a massive seller.

Image Comics ruled the week, but that was because DC and Marvel put most of the heavy hitters out the week before. Odcy #1 was the top book, but that will slip quickly where as the main stay’s like Lazarus and Wayward will be the consistent sellers in the months to come.

Amazing Spider-Man Civil War issues were the only back-issue sellers so far for the week since many people are waiting for Black Friday sales.

Bleeding Cool Bestseller List – 30th November 2014 – Returnal Eternal

Wayward #4 Review

Wayward #4 has Rori fully stepping into her role as leader of Tokyo’s supernatural foursome and there are some interesting revelations about her mother. WAYWARD #4 Writer: Jim Zub Artist: Steve Cummings Colourist: Josh Perez and Tamra Bonvillain Letterer: Marshall Dillon Publisher: Image Comics Cover Price $2.99 Previously in Wayward #3: More students with strange […]

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Wayward #4 Review

Wayward #4 has Rori fully stepping into her role as leader of Tokyo’s supernatural foursome and there are some interesting revelations about her mother. WAYWARD #4 Writer: Jim Zub Artist: Steve Cummings Colourist: Josh Perez and Tamra Bonvillain Letterer: Marshall Dillon Publisher: Image Comics Cover Price $2.99 Previously in Wayward #3: More students with strange […]

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A Gift Idea For Your Favorite Star Trek Fan

With the holidays fast approaching… seems like the stores just took down the witches and goblins and now there are elves and Santa everywhere… unique gift ideas are at a premium. If you have a fan of Star Trek on your list, then we might have something to help.

Eaglemoss has a brand new collection of model Star Trek starships that includes all of the most significant vessels from all five Star Trek TV series, including dozens of ships that have never been produced before. Each ship has been painstakingly recreated in die-cast metal and high quality ABS and then painted by hand. Each model also comes with a special collector’s magazine. Two new ships will be released every month.

You can subscribe with the regular offer (first issue at $4.95 instead of $19.95) PLUS get the second and third issue at 50% the regular price – i.e. get the first three issues (Enterprise 1701-DEnterprise 1701 and Klingon Bird of Prey) for only $24.75 including
shipping.

So you can get them (or yourself) three ships with their collector magazine and introduce them to a whole new set of collectibles. For more information, watch the video below or click on this link: http://www.startrek-starships.com/usa/

Click here to view the embedded video.

A Gift Idea For Your Favorite Star Trek Fan

Retro Review: Peter Cannon, Thunderbolt #60 (November 1967)

And now, it’s time for some SERIOUSLY obscure deep cuts from the recesses of the super-dupers.  When Charlton Comics went under, DC bought The Blue Beetle, Captain Atom, The Question and more, but…  Does anybody even remember The Prankster?  Your Major Spoilers (retro) review of Peter Cannon, Thunderbolt #60 awaits! PETER CANNON, THUNDERBOLT #60 Writer: Denny […]

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