Back when Edgar Wright parted ways with Marvel, Adam McKay was in the running to replace him as the director of Ant-Man. Although the job ultimately went to Peyton Reed, McKay worked on the screenplay and there have been talks of the director possibly taking on a superhero movie of his very own. That time is now, as McKay has finally signed on to helm a comic book adaptation…just not for Marvel.
Batman v. Superman: Dawn of Justice is in theaters worldwide right now, and whether you loved or hated it, it's certainly an interesting take on The Caped Crusader and The Man of Tomorrow.
A great many independent comics have taken the core ideas of Batman, Superman, Wonder Woman and other iconic characters and given them a unique spin that could only be explored outside the confines of DC Comics mainstream continuity. If you're looking for superhero stories with a bit of an edge, we've got five of the best to recommend to you.
In a Wednesday blog post, Waid unveiled what he's calling "Thrillbent 3.0," which adds another layer of content that Waid is calling a sort of "Hulu Plus of comics." Fans can pay a $3.99 monthly fee -- about as much as the cover price for most Marvel single issues -- to access a collection of titles including a revived version of Waid, Barry Kitson and Chris Sotomayor's Gorilla Comics/DC series Empire. There's also a free new app available for iOS that gives fans mobile access to the material.
When Mark Waid and Paolo Rivera relaunched Daredevil in 2011, they did so with a radical tone shift that broke away from the direction of the book that had been established for years while still building on the past, and when Waid and Chris Samnee ended the run this month, it was with a shift that was every bit as dramatic. Not to spoil anything for those of you who haven't read it yet, but they earned their upcoming relaunch with a series of huge changes to Matt Murdock's life, the least of which saw them transplanting him from his native Hell's Kitchen all the way to San Francisco.
Before the next volume of Daredevil kicks off, however, Waid and artist Peter Krause are taking readers on the cross-country trip in a digital series called Daredevil: Road Warrior. The journey began this week on Comixology, and in the first installment, Waid and Krause aren't just showing that getting there is half the fun, they're making it the main attraction in its own right.
Last week readers learned that Daredevil, the monthly title from creators Mark Waid and Chris Samnee, was coming to an end with issue #36 early next year. Given the series' near-universal critical praise, coupled with the fact that 2014 marks the character's 50th anniversary, it seemed inevitable that an announcement -- if not multiple announcements -- would be coming out soon regarding plans for Daredevil's future.
And today one of those new plans was revealed, as Marvel has announced Daredevil: Road Warrior, a brand new series under the publisher's Infinite Comics digital-only imprint, written by Waid and illustrated by Peter Krause, Waid's collaborator on Irredeemable for Boom and Insufferable for the writer's digital imprint Thrillbent.
Mark Waid continued the roll-out of his digital comic announcements (including his contribution to Marvel's "Infinite" initiative and he and Jeremy Rock's "Luther" story) at this weekend's C2E2 convention with the news of a brand new digital publishing website called Thrillbent, as well as a new digital collaboration with his Irredeemable co-creator, Peter Krause...
ComicsAlliance readers were impressed with Jim Lee's how-to video on sketching Batman on his iPad, so we thought you'd like to see more digital doodles created with Apple's magical mobile device. What we've got for you today are the first in an ongoing series of sketches created by Peter Krause, artist of the popular BOOM...
Right now there are approximately two things that Superman or a Superman-analogue character can do to inspire vitriolic hatred. The first is to take a walking tour of major U.S. cities while using his powers to settle local problems...