The moment Amazon confirmed The Tick for another live-action update, superhero fans had to wonder if the big blue bug would be getting the ol’ gritty Dark Knight treatment. The lighting is just as dark (they do share a cinematographer), but our first full clips from the new series give Peter Serafinowicz a spoonful of that trademark bluster.
Our first look at Amazon’s The Tick reboot didn’t exactly get the ol’ “Spoon!” chanting, but the streaming service’s bluest hero looks to be doing much better in the second attempt. Check out the full roster of heroes and villains in new photos from the Ben Endlund reboot, including Arthur, Jackie Earle Haley’s “The Terror” and more!
Kevin Smith’s TV renaissance (let’s not give it a cute name) has taken us from The Flash to Mallrats and back again, and it looks as if The Adventures of Buckaroo Banzai Across the 8th Dimension TV series is taking off as well. Amazon is reportedly close to a series order, with Smith himself likely to announce at Comic-Con.
Just when you thought Comic-Con 2016 wouldn’t bring you enough superheroes, it’s Amazon’s live-action adaptation of The Tick! Yes, the big blue bug is back, as Amazon sets an August debut with the first photos of Peter Serafinowicz in costume, along with release dates for Jean Claude Van Damme’s new series and more.
Every stalled superhero property seems to get the grounded, gritty reboot sooner or later, but could Amazon’s upcoming The Tick pilot turn the Big Blue Bug into another Dark Knight? Creator Ben Edlund says the new series will be a bit more realistic than its predecessor, but still firmly set in parody.
We’ll say this for The Tick, he knows how to burst through a wall of superhero news. Following Amazon’s recent confirmation that the iconically dim superhero would raise a spoon to a new series without original star Patrick Warburton, we have our man. Guardians of the Galaxy star Peter Serafinowicz is The Tick, coming to a rooftop near you.
Just when you thought you’d had had enough superhero for the week, The Tick comes crashing through your wall, courtesy of Amazon. After years of rumors, the big blue bug is finally rebooting with a new series, already casting its Arthur.
Digital comics sales are a huge area of growth for the American comic book industry, rising faster than even ebook sales for traditional publishing. Digital accounted for $90 million dollars worth of sales in 2013 and as an increasingly accessible distribution platform for comics creators, is sure to become more and more integrated into the business of making comics.
Journalist, educator and digital media expert Todd Allen is currently running a Kickstarter for his ebook The Economics of Digital Comics, which helps explain the intricacies of the digital comics landscape for fans and creators alike. Also the author of The Economics of Webcomics, Allen's already well exceeded his modest funding goal. ComicsAlliance sat down with Allen to discuss his work and the digital business of comics.
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Welcome back to the ComicsAlliance Podcast. your source for comic book entertainment culture, news, humor and commentary.
In this week’s episode, we’ll talk about the increasingly well populated landscape of television series based on comic books, our impressions of specific projects, and what if any effect these developments may have on the comic book business itself.
We'll also discuss the latest with ComiXology since the digital comics leader was acquired by Amazon.com. Specifically, the consequences of its controversial removal of in-app purchases from Apple’s iOS platform.