One of the most discussed news items from last month's Comic-Con International was the first look at Wonder Woman as she will appear in Batman V. Superman: Dawn of Justice, the new DC Entertainment film by Zack Snyder. Played by Gal Gadot, this will be the first cinematic appearance of William Moulton Marston's Amazonian princess and feminist icon in her nearly 75-year history, and naturally fans have had a lot to say about the portrait debuted in San Diego. In reaction to the image, members of the ComicsAlliance staff assembled to discuss and critique Gadot's costume, depictions of super-women on film, and the current state of superheroine fashion in general.
Today's participants include CA's superheroic sartorialist Betty Felon; clinical psychologist and Arkham Sessions co-host Dr. Andrea Letamendi; comic book editor Janelle Asselin; journalist Juliet Kahn; comics writer/artist Kate Leth; and blogger/vlogger Angelina L.B. aka ALB, who makes her CA debut in this in-depth analysis. Join us for our roundtable discussion on Wonder Woman's newest live-action steez, high heels, and the balance between practicality/realism and style in superheroine costume design.
We make a regular practice at ComicsAlliance of spotlighting particular artists or specific bodies of work, as well as the special qualities of comic book storytelling, but because cartoonists, illustrators and their fans share countless numbers of great pinups, fan art and other illustrations on sites like Flickr, Tumblr, DeviantArt and seemingly infinite art blogs that we’ve created Best Art Ever (This Week), a weekly depository for just some of the pieces of especially compelling artwork that we come across in our regular travels across the Web. Some of it’s new, some of it’s old, some of it’s created by working professionals, some of it’s created by future stars, some of it’s created by talented fans, awnd some of it’s endearingly silly. All of it is awesome.
Writer Gail Simone, who is getting ready to wrap up a sometimes-tumultuous run on Batgirl, has started a new Tumblr called Comics Survival Kit that aims to help up-and-coming or aspiring comic creators navigate the tricky landscape that is professional comics work.
It might just be me, but I have to imagine that for a lot of people my age, it's still a little surprising to see Bongo's commitment to producing kid-friendly Simpsons comics. Pleasantly surprised, you understand, but still, I remember being a kid when that show started, and I have fond memories of both the parental outcry about how the Simpsons were actively destroying family values and the truly hilarious explosion of bootleg merchandise that followed its initial popularity. And yet, here we are, with a long-running line of comics that uses some of the most popular characters in any medium of the last quarter century to tell stories directed squarely at younger readers, and does it with a consistently high level of quality.
The latest offering: The Wonderful World of Lisa Simpson #1, a one-shot anthology of stories focusing on the Simpsons' often beleaguered middle child, told by a roster of all-star creators, mostly women, and it is great.
Development of a live-action studio adaptation of Y: The Last Man seems to have stalled out, but director Christian Cardona shows us how well it could work with this remarkable fan film that brings to life some crucial moments from the Vertigo comics series by Brian K. Vaughan and Pia Guerra. Travis Quentin Yo
What a nice bit of timing for Brian K. Vaughan. No sooner than his much anticipated return to monthly comics, Saga, debuts than news breaks that the film version of his most beloved work, Y: The Last Man, is progressing apace. The Hollywood Reporter brings word that Matthew Federman and Stephen Scaia are set to adapt Vaughan and artist Pia Guerra's hit sci-fi series about the last man
We thought it would behoove you to know that one of Vertigo's most beloved series, Y: The Last Man, is available digitally on computers and mobile devices like the iPad for just $0.99 per issue. Written by Brian K. Vaughan and drawn by Pia Guerra, the saga of a boy and his monkey traversing a dangerous post-apocalyptic world
On sale this week is the fifth and final hardcover volume collecting Y: The Last Man, possibly the most beloved creator-owned comic book series released in this young century. A regular on "Best Of" lists throughout its six-year run, the Vertigo series by Brian K. Vaughan and Pia Guerra & Jose Marzan, Jr. is the story of a mysterious plague that instantly and simultaneously wipes out every male mammal on Earth save for o
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