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.
Boom Studios has a reputation in the comics industry for publishing an increasingly diverse group of books and creators. This commitment to diversity in genre and people is reflected in an all-new initiative the publisher announced today in Previews with a letter from founder Ross Richie. While 2015 is the 10th anniversary of Boom, the publisher wants to talk about what's next rather than what's come before. They call this discussion of the future Push Comics Forward and they don't want it to be only about Boom.
Push Comics Forward is Boom's way of focusing on the ongoing conversation about diversity and the future of the industry. To learn more about this initiative and what to expect from Boom for the next ten years and beyond, we spoke with Editor-in-Chief Matt Gagnon.
Reading Comics author Douglas Wolk runs down the hottest comics and graphic novels coming out this week.
* BATMAN INCORPORATED #1
I believe Grant Morrison described his initial plan for the second year of this international-minded Batman-and-his-team book as being "a roller coaster ride through hell...
I was extremely sad to read the news this morning that veteran comic book artist Eduardo Barreto has passed away at only 57-years-old. It's doubtlessly true that I speak for many comics art aficionados when I say that his work will be sorely missed and always cherished...
Manga: Viz Media has announced the new Weekly Shonen Jump Alpha, a digital periodical available on the publisher's iOS apps that will translate installments of Bakuman, Bleach, Naruto and other series just two weeks after they run in their native Japan...
One of the great and unique things about comics as an art form is the readers' ability to bring the combination of words and images to live at whatever speed and in whatever manner they choose, but at Comic-Con 2011 this year, ComicsAlliance asked a series of creators to give us a live interpretation of their own comics in a series of Dramatic Readings...
* Speaking in code
^ Young soul rebels
% The hammer of the gods
^ % FABLES #100
Vertigo does throw a lot of ideas at the wall, but sometimes they stick, as with this durable take on fairy tales and mythology...
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...