When the original He-Man and the Masters of the Universe animated series found its way to Netflix Instant not too long ago, I thought it would make perfect background noise for my work day; some nostalgic entertainment to help pass the time while working on the site. But as an adult, what I discovered in that early 1980s cartoon based on an action figure line was far more distracting and indeed more sophisticated than I ever realized as a little boy. While the animation itself is crude (and famously recyclable), the show expresses a palpable sense of otherworldly adventure and intrigue through its writing but even more so through it's surprisingly awesome art direction. I thought, this medieval-techno world of Eternia and its heroes, villains, magics and prophecies could really be great if someone wanted to really dig into it.
Like many Marvel characters, Spider-Man's relationship with his parents is a tragic one. That said, his parents' lives aren't really explored in depth very often, at least not recently. But Marvel is taking a new look at Richard and Mary Parker, as the publisher has announced Spider-Man: Family Business. Written by Mark Waid and James Robinson and illustrated by Gabrielle Dell'Otto, Family Business focuses on Peter Parker learning more about his deceased spy parents, and discovering that he has a long lost sister.In an interview with USA Today, Waid described the tale -- which will see Peter go from New York City to Monte Carlo to Cairo -- as a "spy" story. It kicks off with the Kingpin attempting to expand his criminal empire, which leads to Peter Parker, the son of former CIA agents, finding himself under attack. As he's attempting to figure out what's happening, a woman in a convertible pulls up in front of him, and claims to be his long lost sister Teresa.
Friday's Justice League panel at San Diego Comic-Con kicked off with moderator John Cunningham, who's DC's VP - Marketing, introducing panelists Chief Creative Officer Geoff Johns, Co-Publisher Jim Lee and writers and artists James Robinson, Nicola Scott, Tony Bedard, Francis Manapul, Brian Buccellato and editor Brian Cunningham. A lively panel with obvious camaraderie, the panelists discussed the history of the
If you've never been to San Diego's Comic-Con International, it's hard to picture just how huge and insane it truly is. Last year's attendance numbers topped out around 120,000 people, turning the little town that Ron Burgundy made famous into a nightmarish maelstrom of Twilight shantytowns, promotional blitzes and a decibel level akin to a black metal concert. While at times it felt like ther
In interviews for The Advocate, Entertainment Weekly and multiple other outlets, Earth 2 writer James Robinson has gone on the record that Alan Scott, the original Green Lantern created by Bill Finger and Martin Nodell, is indeed the previously straight DC character now coming out as gay.
The rumor that it would be Scott has circulated for about as long as the news that DC was bringing someone out of the closet, but Robinson's interviews casts a fresh light on the outing, confirming that one of the reasons for making Scott gay was to
On sale this week from DC Comics is The Shade #7, concluding a three-issue run drawn by the great Javier Pulido. Known for his work on Human Target, The Amazing Spider-Man and Robin: Year One, Pulido joined Shade writer James Robinson for the 12-issue series' latest arc which takes place in the artist's home country of Spain -- specifically, Barcelona, where the titular and enigmatic antihero crossed paths with La Sangre, a new vampiric super-heroine, and the Inquistor, a Satan-worshipping villain who wants every soul in the entire city so he can unleash Hell on Earth.
"I'm excited for issue #7 to come out for a lot of reasons," Robinson told DC's The Source blog. "It wraps u
DC Comics will tap into the power of Grayskull this July with a new, six-issue Masters of the Universe series from writer James Robinson (Starman, The Shade), artist Phillip Tan (The Savage Hawkman) and inker Ruy Jose. The hook? He-Man and company have been transformed into peasants with no memory of th
DC wrapped up their week of Earth 2 teases today with Jim Lee's design for the alternate earth version of Superman, and some quotes from the May-launching book's writer James Robinson and editor Will Moss. In keeping with the previous teases, it seems like the Earth 2 version of the character will be darker, ang
DC Comics continues their week of teases for two new comic book series coming in May: Earth 2, which is set in the titular alternate version of the DC Universe, and Worlds' Finest, which will star two refugees from Earth 2 and chronicle their adventures on Earth... whatever DC decides on for their current version of Ea