We're getting ever closer to the premiere of the new Justice League: Gods and Monsters animated movie at this year's San Diego Comic-Con --- and its release on video shortly thereafter --- and I'm not sure that I've ever seen Warner Bros. go as hard at promoting one of their DTV releases as they are with this one. And it makes sense that they would, too; as the product of legendary animator Bruce Timm, who co-wrote the story with Alan Burnett and provided new designs for all the characters, Gods and Monsters is definitely something for fans to be interested in.
A few months ago, I picked up the first volume of IDW's Ghostbusters ongoing, and pretty quickly realized that it was going to be one of those comics that I had to stop myself from just buying all at once, because otherwise I was going to blow through it all at and then be sad that there wasn't any more to read. That's how it became one of the comics that I get myself as a reward, a little treat to get me through the day. I hit my deadlines, and I get to buy some Ghostbusters comics.
You, on the other hand, should just go ahead and buy them all at once, because there's never been a better time to jump in. Almost every part of Erik Burnham and Dan Schoening's run is on sale at Comixology with the collections at 50% off, and if you love Ghostbusters as a movie, I can pretty much guarantee that you're going to love it as a comic, too.
Today, Disney XD debuted Two More Eggs, a new series of 40 short cartoons by Mike and Matt Chapman, alias the Homestar Runner creators the Brothers Chaps, airing both on television and at Disney XD's Youtube Channel. And if the first three are any indication, they're going to be exactly the kind of weird that H*R fans want to see.
One of the really nice things about the rise of digital comics is that there's always a sale going on, and this week, Dynamite has one that's definitely worth checking out. It's listed on the site as a "Recent Hits" sale, and there are a lot of great comics from the past year that are up for 99 cents each: the amazingly weird Bob's Burgers tie-in that features a new installment of Tina's Erotic Friend Fiction in each issue; the beautiful Conan/Red Sonja crossover; the surprisingly great Django/Zorro series from Matt Wagner, Quentin Tarantino and Esteve Polls; the Kirby-inspired Captain Victory; and even the first issues of their new King Features line.
It's one of those sales where it's easy to spend a whole lot of money --- which, I believe, is the entire idea --- but if you've only got the budget to check one thing out, then there's one book that I can recommend over everything else: David F. Walker and Bilquis Evely's Shaft, one of the year's best miniseries.
Ah, summertime! The temperature's high, school's out, and everyone's hitting the beach for sun, sand and surf! I mean, I've heard that's what some people do. Personally, I sunburn very easily and don't really enjoy swimming, so I'm staying inside with a copy of the 2000 AD Sci Fi Special.
Set for release this week in print and digital, the special is a 48-page addition to the regular prog that brings you new adventures from 2000 AD stalwarts like Judge Dredd and Rogue Trooper, but there's one additional element that makes this one special: space truckers! In this issue, Ace Trucking Company returns for a story of secret cargo and deep space adventure, and you can get a bite-size preview of all the stories below!
Good news for those of you who like to keep all of your digital comics in one place: Dark Horse announced today that collections of its comics will now be available digitally on Comixology. Right now, the publisher has launched over 800 titles, including Hellboy, Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Usagi Yojimbo and more.
Do you ever wonder what Saved By The Bell would be like if it had never ended? I do. I think about it all the time. The thought consumes me, and my dreams are filled with unending visions of Zack Morris stopping time and the uncaring face of Rod Belding, the "cool brother" of Bayside High's stodgy principal. But they've only been dreams... until now!
Next week, SBTB is returning in the pages of an all-new full-length graphic novel from Lion Forge and IDW, by writer Joelle Sellner and artist Chynna Clugston Flores, and, interestingly enough, it's set not in the mid '90s of tank tops and caffeine pills, but in the modern day of singing competitions and viral videos. Check out a preview featuring Kevin, the sentient robot that Screech built that completely failed to impress his friends.
The 1966 Batman television show was one of the most successful and influential adaptations of comic books to mass media of all time. Over the course of three seasons and 120 episodes, the series became a cultural force with its unique combination of tongue-in-cheek humor, thrilling superhero adventure and celebrity guest stars, and shaped the way the public would view the Caped Crusader for the next five decades. Now, in the midst of a well-deserved renaissance of the show, ComicsAlliance is proud to present The Batman ’66 Episode Guide, an in-depth examination of every single adventure, arch-criminal and deathtrap cliffhanger of the series.
This week, we meet the greatest of the show's original arch-villains... the felonious pharaoh, King Tut!
You know what's a great way to wake up? Getting out of bed, making a cup of coffee, and sitting down to find out that Jake Wyatt has a new fantasy webcomic about a young girl's quest for revenge against anyone and everyone. Short of rolling over to find out that you have literally been sleeping on a pile of hundred dollar bills, it might actually be the best way to start your morning --- and this way, there's significantly less risk of papercuts.
The comic is called Necropolis, and even though it's only a few pages in, it's already amazing, with gorgeous art and story that feels familiar, but is being told in a beautifully expert way.
I think we can all agree that the one big problem with fairy tales is that they just aren't making a whole lot of new ones. Admittedly, they're usually meant for an audience that hasn't experienced a whole lot of stories, but still, it'd be nice to see someone exploring and adding to the genre --- which is exactly what Nathaniel Lachenmeyer and Simini Blocker are doing with their new graphic novel, Hop Hop Wish.