Late last week it was announced that Eddie Izzard, Noah Taylor, and Olesya Rulin have joined the cast of Sony's Powers TV show as Wolfe, Johnny Royale, and Calista, respectively -- but that left two major roles unaccounted for in the adaptation of Brian Michael Bendis and Michael Avon Oeming's creator-owned superhero detective series.
Now we finally have names for those roles. Sharlto Copley will play the male lead, Detective Christian Walker, while Michelle Forbes will play Retro Girl, the hero whose murder triggers the first Powers storyline in the comics. (The story is called "Who Killed Retro Girl," so we're going to say that's not a spoiler.)
Since its inception, Marvel's Icon imprint has been a way for established Marvel creators to pursue creator-owned work while keeping things "in the family," so to speak, resulting in books like Kick Ass from Mark Millar and John Romita Jr., and Brian Bendis and Michael Avon Oeming's Powers. Now, though, Icon is adding another pair of long-time Marvel creators to its roster, as Jason Aaron and Ron Garney launch Men of Wrath, a comic with a title so metal that it actually rivals their previous collaboration, which was a comic about Norse gods bashing things with hammers.
Set in the South, the story is described by Aaron as an examination of a cycle of violence, from its beginning to its culmination as it's passed down through a family to "the worst of the bunch."
We've had movies about the behind the scenes drama involved in launching social media companies and building baseball teams, so why not one about the real-life tale of seven friends going it alone and launching their own comic book company? At least, that's what Image founder Rob Liefeld believes - and he's even gone so fa
The third, and by our estimation most intense, arc of Casanova will a potentially mind-bending conclusion next week in the pages of Casanova Avaritia #4, by writer Matt Fraction, artist Gabriel Bá, colorist Cris Peter, letterer Dustin K. Harbin and editor Alejandro Arbona. The issue marks a major milestone in the series' six-year journey for both its creative team and longtime fans -- especially given its transition from Image Co
Brian Michael Bendis and Michael Avon Oeming's all-ages, creator-owned Takio will expand from standalone OGN to full-fledged ongoing on May 9. To promote the launch Marvel/Icon has released a stylized public service announcement hoste
It looks like FX has decided to pass on the pilot for the Powers TV series. According to The Hollywood Reporter, FX President and General Manager John Landgraf announced that the channel has decided not to pick up the Powers pilot in its current incarnation. Rather than rejecting the show outright, however, FX has asked writer Charles Eglee for "a fairly substantial rewrite," one that woul
The first fully-recolored issue of Matt Fraction's indie masterpiece "Casanova" hits stands this week, republishing what was once the first two issues of the series into one lush, over-sized package through Marvel's creator-owned Icon imprint. We talked with Matt last week about th
Ed Brubaker and Sean Phillip's Icon crime comic "Incognito" could soon be rendered decidedly less concealed. 20th Century Fox has picked up the story of Zack Overkill and could potentially propel the tale into a major motion picture franchise
Top-tier Marvel creators Brian Michael Bendis and Alex Maleev -- who previously teamed up for a critically-acclaimed "Daredevil" run and the recent "Spider-Woman" (motion) comic -- will be launching a creator-owned title call
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