It looks like Brightest Day wasn't enough to keep Aquaman around. For those of you who like a little depression with your comics -- or a little comics with your depression - The Aquaman Shrine, which is exactly what it sound like, recently put up a doctored DC cover that shows Aquaman killed by the British Petroleum spill in the Gulf of Mexico
Comics are the domain of heroes and villains. They tell decades-long, dramatic stories about the clash of good and evil, and of the fall-out from that clash. The characters who inhabit comics live lives of operatic tragedy, intense joy, and all-consuming obsession.
Most of the time.
Amidst the grand passions and noble characters there are always a few characters who are just . . . sad. Either due to literary conventions, or running gags, or just common neglect, they are chained to fates that are disappointing, annoying, or just . . . well . . . sad.
Take a look at the five saddest sacks in comics, and feel better about your own life.
The comics blog "Stars and Garters" has issued, to Gail Simone, a specific type of challenge. It is a challenge that has felled many a writer before her, and will ruin many a writer after her. It is the slipperiest, most difficult, most unresolvable challenge that any writer can ever face.
"Justice League: Crisis on Two Earths" came with an animated Spectre film short, and the upcoming "Under the Red Hood" is following suit, with an animated "Jonah Hex" short. Sure, these could simply be the usually bonuses or extras for customers who buy the films. But
Joss Whedon is part of a team of filmmakers shooting a documentary at the 2010 Comic-Con, and if you're going to be in the area, you could be part of it. "Comic-Con Episode Four: A Fan's Hope," is looking for a few good fans with obsession, charisma, and a story to tell about why they want to spend four days milling around a convention center.
Joss and Compa
Given the number of Hulk incarnations that have existed over the years, from mindless smashing machine to peacemaking king to mindless smashing machine again, it was only a matter of time before The Strongest One There Is took his anti-establishment leanings and joined up with one political movement or another
Let's face it; every hero turns evil once in a while. It adds spice and (presumably) depth to the narrative, and every writer hopes to merciful god that it adds readers. While we considered trying to list and describe every comics character that turned evil, we ultimately realized that would probably result in computer running out of pixels. Instead, we dec
Over a decade ago, Mark Hamill wrote a screenplay about how media had become more exploitative and sensational, and how people obsessed with fame were more susceptible to exploitation. Movie studios weren't interested, but it had a superhero in it -- The Black Pearl -- so Dark Horse Comics made it into a five-issue limited comic book series of the same name. In 1
He was a good cop, a loving husband, and a devoted father, but when the corrupt men in charge took everything from him, they made him into something else.
They made him into . . . The Cape.