In a somewhat surprising but certainly welcome move from the once resolutely periodical-based Marvel Comics, the House of Ideas has announced plans for a new line of original graphic novels presented in an oversized format with what the publisher describes as "sophisticated packaging and design." Labeled "Marvel OGN," the line'
With the 300th and final issue of Vertigo's Hellblazer, out this week, several tumblers shift and lock into place. John Constantine moves to the New 52 on a full-time basis, with a new title beginning in March; the reset button is pushed on his continuity, and the most writer-driven character of the last thirty years is yanked from the comfort and promise of a Mature Readers label and forced to grow up again in a PG-13 world; and the longest-running title in the Vertigo line concludes a twenty year run, as the imprint focuses exclusively on creator-owned comics. It's a sad time for misfits everywhere, as Hellblazer is o
Upcoming: Drawn and Quarterly has revealed its cove
The more cynical amongst you may have thought, now that Warren Ellis is a New York Times best-selling novelist with the release of his second novel Gun Machine, that he would abandon comics like a used-up kleenex and move onto more lucrative, highbrow creative outlets. The more cynical amongst you would be wrong, in that case, with the writer teasing a new project on his website this weekend.
The tease is just th
The Retired, Extremely Dangerous agents and assassins of the world are back for another absurd action comedy this summer, as the first trailer for RED 2 -- the sequel to the surprise hit movie based on Warren Ellis and Cully Hamner's 2003 comic -- hits the Internet. Click through to see the carnage for yourself.As the trailer shows, RED 2 r
It's a collision of pop culture icons as Wil Wheaton narrates the Ben Templesmith-illustrated book trailer for prolific comics writer Warren Ellis' new prose novel, Gun Machine. All we need to round things out is an appearance by Felicia Day and some level of
The career of Joss Whedon has contained all manner of interesting detours on his way to becoming the director of the third most successful movie of all time, whether it's writing X-Men comics, directing a musical web series or that whole Dollhouse thing. But did anything prepare us for his first post-Avengers project - heading up a SQUAT team and taking on a giant mo
We are not the mainstream.
That's a truth understood by anyone who identifies as lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgendered or in any other way queer. We are not the audience. We are not the market. We are not the