After being praised for its promotion of diversity, a Marvel executive suggested this weekend that the publishing company’s newest superheroes may have caused a slump in comic book sales.
Last week, while at the Marvel Retailer Summit, Marvel’s senior vice president of print, sales, and marketing, David Gabriel, created an uproar after implying that the addition of racially diverse and female characters could have led to a sales decline.
He also cited economic reasons and Marvel’s release of “too much product” as other possible causes for the downturn in sales. Continue reading
In this episode Anthony and AJ talk about Iron Fist!!
Paramount Pictures has picked up rights to The Pro, a graphic novel by Garth Ennis, Amanda Conner and Jimmy Palmiotti. Erwin Stoff of 3 Arts is producing and Zoe McCarthy has been hired to write the screenplay. She is best known for her script Bitches On A Boat.
The graphic novel writers and illustrators all have stuff going on in Hollywood. Palmiotti’s graphic novel Painkiller Jane has just attached Jessica Chastain, and he is currently writing the comic Harley Quinn along with Conner for DC Comics. Ennis is producing the AMC series Preacher, based on the graphic novel series he created with Steve Dillon.
First published in 2002, The Pro is in its eighth printing with Image Comics and Paperfilms. The logline: A prostitute who wakes up one day with superhero powers and is asked to join the League of Honor to help curb her anti-heroic behavior. The film puts a humorous twist on the superhero genre.
Sony’s Spider-Man universe is getting a little bigger.The studio, already in deep development on villain offshoot Venom, is now developing a feature project centered on the female characters Silver Sable and the Black Cat.
The studio is hoping to go to directors soon with an eye toward a fall start date. Matt Tolmach and Amy Pascal are producing the project, which was previously known as the “secret female spinoff project.”
Silver Sable, created by Tom DeFalco and Ron Frenz in 1985, is a mercenary who runs a company that hunts war criminals. The character has been both antagonist and ally to Spider-Man. Continue reading
Curious as to why your Wondercon badge has a picture of some people and the words Midnight, Texas on it? Well wonder (see what I did there) no more!!
The official trailer for Midnight, Texas has been released along with some info.
Based on the horror novel series by “True Blood” author Charlaine Harris. The series premieres Tuesday, July 25th on NBC.
“The Tudors” actor Francois Arnaud stars as Manfred, a charming, powerful psychic who can communicate with spirits and finds safety in Midnight surrounding himself with both human and supernatural allies.
Other characters include pawn shop owner Bobo (Dylan Bruce), the witch Fiji (Parisa Fitz-Henley), the mysterious assassin Olivia (Arielle Kebbel), the angel Joe (Jason Lewis), the vampire Lemuel (Peter Mensah), aspiring writer Creek (Sarah Ramos), and Rev. Emilio Sheehan (Yul Vazquez).
In this inaugural episode join host Richard Duron as he is joined by AJ Herrera as they discuss New Japan’s Honor Rising as well as WWE Fastlane!!
The trick is to watch multiple times so you can catch all the easter eggs.
The New York Times bestseller details a man in the dangerous profession of underwater welding, who has a supernatural encounter at the bottom of the sea. Lemire, Chris Staros (Editor–in–Chief at the Top Shelf imprint) and Ted Adams (CEO at IDW Publishing) are attached as executive producers. Continue reading
In this special episode AJ and Anthony forego the usual format to talk about the movie Logan!!!
Please be warned, this ENTIRE episode is about the movie and is FULL of SPOILERS. Do not listen if you haven’t seen the movie yet.