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‘Straight Outta Compton’ Writer Andrea Berloff Adapting Comic ‘The Kitchen’ for Directorial Debut

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Vertigo

Noted screenwriter Andrea Berloff has something of a scattered resume at present. Back in 2005, she drafted the script for Oliver Stone’s World Trade Center, remembered primarily today as the 9/11 movie that isn’t United 93. She‘d later earn an Oscar nomination for serving as a co-writer on the Straight Outta Compton script along with Jonathan Herman, before pivoting to pulpy genre work this past year with the Mel Gibson-fronted revenge tale Blood Father and the Jamie Foxx potboiler Sleepless earlier this year. Her next move keeps the in-demand writer right in her wheelhouse of crime fiction, but presents her with a new challenge — directing.

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Filthy Assistance: Revisiting ‘Transmetropolitan: Lust for Life’

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In the 1990s, Warren Ellis and Darick Robertson foresaw a future of twisted behavior, renegade politics, and uncontrollable technology in Transmetropolitan. We're revisiting the series book by book, because in a time of unrest and uncertainty we could all use some Filthy Assistance.

In book two, Lust For Life, the world is brought into sharper relief as the new and the old crash into each other repeatedly, leaving our characters dealing with the fallout. Spider Jerusalem also confronts assassins putting a hit on his life as part of a convoluted scheme tied up in a messy divorce --- in a storyline that may go a bit too far...

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DC and Vertigo Comic Book Releases for April 2017 [Solicitations]

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Courtesy of DC Comics, ComicsAlliance brings you an advance look at new periodical comic books, collected editions, graphic novels and collectibles going on sale in April 2017 (and in some cases beyond) from the publisher’s superhero line and the mature readers Vertigo imprint.

All of the following books can be purchased at finer comic book shops, where you can also pre-order your selections to ensure you’ll get a copy before they sell out.

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Did You Vote To Make America Great Again? Read These Comics Next

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Photo credit: NBC

Today is Inauguration Day, and Donald Trump is the 45th president of the United States. And really, it's obvious why he won. After eight years with one of the most qualified and accomplished presidents in generations, what America really needed was a vain, egotistical, thin-skinned braggart with a long history of bullying and abusive statements, absolutely no experience in public service, and a track record of astonishing failure.

If you voted to Make America Great Again, here are some comics to dig into while you wait for all those manufacturing jobs to come back, and for those pesky SJWs to finally be put in their place.

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Filthy Assistance: Revisiting ‘Transmetropolitan: Back on the Street’

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In the 1990s, the Warren Ellis/Darick Robertson comic series Transmetropolitan foresaw a future full of twisted behavior, renegade politics, and uncontrollable technology. Now that reality seems to have caught up with the adventures of Spider Jerusalem, we at ComicsAlliance are returning to the series and examining what it has to say. Do you need help navigating a political world turned upside down and inside out? We’re here --- with some Filthy Assistance.

This week, we kick the series off with Spider Jerusalem forced by financial distress and contractual obligation to return to the City --- a post-cyberpunk future and an alchemical mix of the ancient and the bleeding edge. He finds a nascent movement in danger of getting its teeth kicked in by authority, attends a religious convention, transforms into a television program, and teaches the president that everything poops.

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Best Cosplay Ever (This Week): Catwoman, Symmetra, Death, Charizard and More

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David Love Photography

In honor of the caped crusaders of the convention scene, ComicsAlliance has created Best Cosplay Ever (This Week), an ongoing collection of some of the most impeccable, creative, and clever costumes that we’ve discovered and assembled into a super-showcase of pure fan-devoted talent.

This week's selection of the best cosplay ever includes Catwoman, Symmetra, Death, Charizard and More

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FX ‘Y: The Last Man’ Has Script Inbound, Will Be Full Series

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It’s taken forever and a day to get Y: The Last Man adapted to live-action, let along the FX version in development since at least 2015, but there’s hope on the horizon. Not only do we have a showrunner, but FX expects a script arriving within a few months, and confirms a format for the comic-adapted drama.

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‘Constantine’ Returning as Animated CW Seed Series With Matt Ryan!

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Constantine fans got another return to form with news that Matt Ryan would reprise his NBC role for the upcoming Justice League Dark, but that was only a trial run. The demon-fighting detective (and his live-action voice) will return as an animated CW Seed series, the first photo of which is already here!

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ComicsAlliance’s Best of 2016: All The Winners

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We asked you to vote for the best comics, creators, and more in 2016, and over the last few weeks we’ve been sharing the results. Now you can check out all the winners in one place!

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ComicsAlliance’s Best Of 2016: Outstanding Writer Of 2016

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Check out the best comic book writers of 2016, including our critics’ picks, listed in alphabetical order, and the comics you voted the runners up and winner in this category! This is the very best of 2016!

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