Last week Jurassic World opened, setting a global record with it’s $511 million dollar debut, which is the first time a film has ever pulled in more than $500 million in an opening weekend. But even before fans were flocking to theaters to see the 4th film in the franchise, they were busy creating art—mostly devoted to Chris Pratt and his gaggle of raptors.
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On this day in 1927, Rossolav Andruskevitch was born in Cleveland, Ohio. He showed an aptitude for art from an early age, and after attending the High School Of Music & Art in New York City, serving a stint in the Army, enrolling at the Cartoonists And Illustrators School (now known as SVA), and shortening his professional name to Ross Andru, he launched himself into a career in comics that would span six decades, and establish him as one of the industry's finest craftsmen.
It’s never a happy occasion when the worlds of film and pop culture lose an icon as we did yesterday with the passing of Christopher Lee, but there’s also no better time to pay tribute to the man and one of his most famous roles, Dracula!
This week, IDW launched something new and different --- an art gallery. The San Diego Comic Art Gallery is an interesting addition to both IDW's scope of business and to San Diego's comics-related offerings. The first artist featured for this gallery? None other than Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles creator Kevin Eastman. Check out the gallery below for a look at the launch of the gallery, the art included in the show, and IDW's new offices.
The Batman: Arkham series has been the most talked about and revered DC Comics video game of the last five years. Though it hasn't been the only DC game released in that timeframe, few have managed to capture the conversation in same way as Rocksteady Studios. Of course, there were dozens of DC games released over the years, that were arguably as enjoyable even if they didn't resonate quite as much. What can we say, not every game puts you in the shoes of the Dark Knight.
Still, if were to compile a list of all the best DC Comics video games, the Batman: Arkham series would take up too many spots from titles just as deserving. That's why we've completely ruled the Arkham games out of the equation. Those games are good. You know it. We know it. Your grandmother probably knows it because even she can't deny the awesome power of Batman.
Within hours of Mad Max: Fury Road hitting theaters, Tumblr, Twitter, and Instagram exploded with fan art featuring the neon wasteland desert and its high octane inhabitants. One character, though, inspired artists like no other --- Imperator Furiosa, the steely warrior of Immortan Joe's army. ComicsAlliance has compiled a collection of our favorites, including a brand-new piece by the talented Greg Ruth, and an exquisite black and white sketch by Jamie McKelvie.
Did you know that Batman is a city in Turkey? Or that the Penguin is based on a cigarette mascot? Or that The Flash once ran all the way to the Marvel Universe? Or that Jimmy Olsen dreamed up both Lucifer and Supergirl?
We've uncovered some of the strangest and most wonderful facts from more than eighty years of DC Comics history to provide you with tidbits to amuse, educate, and inform --- including weird-but-true facts about Wonder Woman, Superman, the Joker, Harley Quinn, Aquaman, John Constantine, and even JFK.
We've been under a deluge of comic book movies for what seems like decades. The frequency at which our favorite characters like Spider-Man, Hellboy and the Hulk are appearing on the silver screen has increased tremendously since the early aughts, and so has the desire to take a part of these movies home with us.
Though the prop replica market has definitely seen a drastic increase in volume over the past few years, there's nothing quite like owning a piece of the real thing. We did some digging to see just what kind of comic book film memorabilia was currently setting the internet auction house aflame.
Mad Max: Fury Road took a lot of people by surprise this weekend with just how good, how exciting, how beautiful, and how progressive it is, but those smart folks at Vertigo Comics seemed to know what was coming. Not only have they commissioned a quartet of prequel comics, starting this week with Nux And Immortan Joe; they also put together an art book full of wonderful tributes to the movie by some of the best artists in comics.
We've scoured the internet to pull together several of these amazing works for your enjoyment, as well as some Mondo Gallery tie-in art and the Tommy Lee Edwards covers to the upcoming comics.
How are you feeling today? Pretty good? Do you have a warm feeling inside, a calmness and lack of worry, an inexplicable sense of contentment? If you answered yes, it's not a coincidence, it's not random chance: it's a miracle. Miracle Monday is the official holiday of Superman, celebrated on the third Monday in May and introduced in the 1981 prose novel Miracle Monday by Elliot S Maggin.
To help celebrate this worthiest of holidays, we have collected a series of images from throughout Superman's history that are iconic, classic, inspiring, moving, or which just encapsulate some portion of the spirit of Superman.