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Netflix has handed out an eight-episode series order for live-action drama series based on Jeff Lemire’s famed DC Vertigo Comics title “Sweet Tooth” which hails from Warner Bros. Television.
James Brolin will lend his voice as the show’s narrator while Will Forte (“MacGruber”), Adeel Akhtar (“The Big Sick”), Nonso Anozie (“Game of Thrones”) and Christian Convery (“Beautiful Boy”) will star.
Robert Downey Jr., Susan Downey, Amanda Burrell and Linda Moran are set to executive produce the project described as a family-friendly and broad appealing work following the storybook adventures of Gus – part deer, part boy – who leaves his home in the forest to find the outside world ravaged by a cataclysmic event.
He joins a ragtag family of humans and animal-children hybrids like himself in search of answers about this new world and the mystery behind his hybrid origins.
Jim Mickle (“Hap and Leonard”) and Beth Schwartz (“Arrow”) are set to pen the script, executive produce and serve as co-showrunners. Mickle also will direct.
An all-star cast has been assembled for Audible’s audio adaptation of Neil Gaiman’s acclaimed comic series “Sandman” with James McAvoy taking on the lead role of Dream/Morpheus while Gaiman himself serves as narrator.
Other cast members include Taron Egerton as John Constantine, Michael Sheen as Lucifer, Kat Dennings as Death, Riz Ahmed as The Corinthian, Andy Serkis as Matthew the Raven, Miriam Margolyes as Despair, Bebe Neuwirth as The Siamese Cat and Samantha Morton as Urania Blackwell.
There’s also Joanna Lumley as Lady Joanna Constantine, Arthur Darvill as William Shakespeare, Paterson Jospeh as Choronzon, Justin Vivian Bond as Desire, Reginald D. Hunter as J’onn J’onzz/Martian Manhunter, Anton Lesser as Dr. John Hathaway, Josie Lawrence as Mad Hettie, William Hope as Doctor Destiny, Matthew Horne as Hob Gadling and Sue Johnston as Unity Kinkaid.
The original comic ran for 75 issues from 1989-1996 and began with the accidental capture of Dream, the younger brother of Death, and the journey that begins when he is released seven decades later.
The first part of the Audible drama will debut July 15th and adapts the first three volumes of the graphic novel series. Gaiman is narrating the series and is executive producing alongside longtime collaborator Dirk Maggs who adapted the comics and is directing the series.
It comes as attempts are being made by New Line, Netflix and Warner Bros. Television to adapt the property into an event series – one that will be the most expensive TV series that DC Entertainment has ever done.
For Readers to Enjoy During a Trying Time
Daniel Corey here, live from DangerKatt Central! I have an announcement to share with you: effectively immediately, I am making my first graphic novel, DangerKatt’s Prophet, available as a free download at my website.
Prophet was originally released under the DangerKatt label in 2009. It was written by me, with art by Anthony Diecidue. Prophet has a very special place in my heart: it was the first comic that Anthony and I had ever created. We would later go on to release Moriarty and Red City together with Image Comics.
Prophet is a fun, pulpy mix of the Spaghetti Western, horror and superhero genres; think Constantine meets Fistful of Dollars, or Deadwood meets Hellboy. In creating Prophet, I was hoping to blend everything that I love about Western films together with a modern pop-culture sensibility to give readers an entertaining and hopefully thought-provoking experience.
These are difficult times, what with the world in peril due to the COVID-19 outbreak. I was talking the other day to my literary manager, David Server of Archetype, who told me that although we are not doctors or first responders, artists play an important role in crises such as these: people look to the books and films that we create for comfort. He suggested that I make something available for free, so that is what I am doing.
If you are an artist, musician, dancer, actor, filmmaker — whatever your discipline — please consider sharing your craft online, from your home. That can take the form of sharing drawings or art process videos, living room couch concerts or dance numbers, or however you want to express your message of encouragement. Please feel free to tag me on Twitter at @dangerkatt or Instagram at @thedangerkatt, or hashtag #DangerCraft, and I will retweet or share in my Insta story about your work.
I hope everyone is keeping healthy and safe. Please stay at home, wash your hands frequently, and practice social distancing. Although we are separated at the moment, we will nevertheless get through this together.
Daniel Corey is a writer and comic book creator based in Los Angeles, CA. His graphic novels have been distributed worldwide, and he has been recognized as a noted influencer in VR and new media. Daniel is also a singer/songwriter, has worked in broadcast news, serves on the Creative Writing Program Advisory Committee at Full Sail University, and speaks at pop culture conventions around the country.
Learn more about Daniel’s work and contact him through his homepage, DangerKatt.com.
Sony PlayStation and Naughty Dog’s highly acclaimed video game “The Last of Us” is set to become an HBO TV series which will see “Chernobyl” creator Craig Mazin serving as showrunner and executive producer.
The game followed Ellie and Joel, a teenage girl and a hardened older male smuggler who navigate a zombie-ridden world two decades after a horrible fungal plague spread throughout humanity. It was released in 2013 and was awarded ‘Game of the Year’ honors by many outlets, along with selling more than 17 million copies.
A film adaptation has been in the works for years but never quite coalesced, and was always seen as problematic due to the sheer density and quality of the game’s long narrative being near impossible to compress to two hours without losing what makes it special.
There are no such problems with a series format however, and in a rare development the game’s writer and creative director Neil Druckmann will be heavily involved in the series and will work with Mazin to pen and executive produce.
The series will reportedly cover the events of the original game along with new content and some elements likely in the forthcoming game sequel releasing late May.
Carolyn Strauss and Naughty Dog president Evan Wells will also executive produce what will be the first television series from PlayStation Productions who plans to develop more properties based on PlayStation titles.
Source: Heat Vision
My Quick First Impressions:
Attention to detail – Obvious respect for fandom
Fantastic game references, some were extremely subtle and fun to find
Jim Carry is amazing as Doctor Ivo “Eggman” Robotnik. It’s great to see him in his natural habitat.
Great story with a better ending than “Hop”, so I feel like I can’t complain much.
Okay so here we go. I realize I’m going to date myself hardcore with this, but here goes…Continue reading
10 Years ago I sat at a tiny 4′ table next to two guys I hardly knew in a comic book store I had just started to go to and poured my heart out to a bunch of people I had never met. It was on that day that the 3 of us released our first comic, a 10 page #0 issue introducing the everyone to the world of ZKS Zombie Kill Squad. At the time we thought we were kings of the industry and beamed with pride in every way imaginable. We thought, it couldn’t get any better than this. We were dead wrong.
What started as a plea for us to get our foot into the comic book industry turned into waterfall of experiences for us. Fans loved us, locals ate us up, and stores were happy to stock us. We were taken aback and immediately humbled by the out pour of love we got from everyone.
We were invited to do all different sorts of shows and neither of us said no. The popularity allowed us to not only launch a second book, but to also be invited to do a signing at San Diego Comic Con.
We loved doing shows. Meeting new fans was always so humbling for the both of us. We even got to do free comic book day and participate in 24hr comic book day for 8 years in a row.
Eventually people started to take notice of our hard work and hustle. And so, without realizing that is was happening, our little family grew.
A growing family meant a growing cataloge which eventually led us to running 2 of our own comic expos as well as 3 Zombie Beauty Pageants.
But no matter how large or how small our family became, Justin and I never forgot where we came from and what got us there. 10 pages, 10 years, and hoards of zombies later we are still here.
Which leads us to now. In a few weeks Forbidden Panel will be launching a Kickstarter campaign to help us raise money to put on The Return Of The Zombie Beauty Pageant!! If we can reach our goal then we will be bringing back to ZBP for one last run, a grand finale. So keep an eye out here and on our social media pages for that announcement.
And finally, thank you. YOU. Our fans, our friends, our families, without whom none of this would have been possible. I never thought I would be here, 10 years later, still writing ZKS comics and working with FP. You have all made my dreams come true and allowed me to take my life in a direction I never thought possible. Thank you.
Thank You 4 Color Fantasies for having the balls to not only stock us but include us. Your trust in us helped us be here 10 years later. There are so many people that were involved in keeping us alive for a decade. I wish I could list you all.
And thank you Justin for trading a website for a comic book. Who knew 10 years later I would still owe you that website.
JayZoMon’s Pop Culture Expo is the first ever comic and pop culture convention in the California High Desert. This year held in the Valley HI Toyota Pavilion at San Bernardino County Fairgrounds in Victorville!
Come join in on the fun with…
Photo Meet Ups
Professional Writing Panels
Are you ready to spend a great day at JAYZOMON’S POP CULTURE EXPO 2019?
We hope to see you there!
SENSORY SENSITIVE GUEST SPECIAL!
We want everyone to enjoy the expo, and offer a special one hour pass to residents of the High Desert with a Sensory Sensitive Disability. For $20, a guest is able to enter at 9:00 AM, and enjoy the event from shopping to meeting celebrities in quiet!