Marvel recently announced that it was bringing back Uncanny X-Men, starting it off with a ten-part weekly story called “DISASSEMBLED.” But what brought us to here and what have the X-Men been doing up until now?
The second part of the B7/Big Finish production of Dan Dare dropped on BBC Radio 4 Extra yesterday with Dan, Digby and Peabody in the clutches of the malevolent Mekon. Well, we knew that was coming.
What the heck have I been listening to? First off, I enjoyed it. BBC Radio 4 Extra served up a nice slice of ripping space flight adventure in the first episode of the B7/Big Finish Dan Dare. Ed Stoppard plays a cocky test pilot with an axe to grind conscripted for a mission of interplanetary exploration.
Spaceship away! The award winning B7/Big Finish radio adaptation of Dan Dare is currently airing on BBC Radio 4 Extra on Sundays. The first episode, Voyage to Venus, is already up on iPlayer so it is possible to listen on the website or via the radio app.
You might recall the Doctor Who trailer creating a little bit of wonder as Doc 13 swapped Graham’s newspaper for a Beano Summer Special which had previously appeared during Matt Smith’s run as the Time Lord.
Slade. Slllllaaaaade. Slaaaaaaaade. Slllllllaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaddddddeeeeee.
A graphic novel has been longlisted on the Man Booker Prize 2018, the first time a comic publication has been considered for the literary award. Sabrina, by writer and illustrator Nick Drnaso has been feted by contest judges.
And it’s amazing.
Since io9 is only covering the super important events at SDCC and not many comic-related stuff, I’ve decided to consolidate all of that over here. There have been a lot of interesting announcements for both Marvel and DC over the past two days, so here goes:
So back in November, I recommended that Kelly Thompson take over writing Jessica Jones when Bendis left. I not only turned out to be right, but Bendis himself asked that Thompson take over the book. Which I’m glad he did, because her first two issues (released on Wednesday as an oversized 40-page digital-first issue)…
Two comic book series started this week that blew me away, not just with their premise and writing, but with the intelligent and thoughtful way they depicted their teenage protagonists. They were Outpost Zero and She Could Fly and I highly recommend both.
Superhero comics, as we know, are just big soap operas. And there is nothing that soap operas love more than a wedding. In fact, we’ve had two weddings (from both Marvel and DC) in recent weeks that have, well, had their complications: Marvel’s wedding between Kitty Pryde and Piotr Rasputin and DC’s wedding between…
Ever since it became apparent that the Fox-Disney deal was actually, really going to go through and that we might get an actual MCU version of the Fantastic Four, I’ve been excited, anxious, and trepidatious. The Fantastic Four are one of my absolute favorite comic book characters and I’ve been thinking about why I…
Pilot of the Future Dan Dare is flying high with a Gold prize at the New York Festivals Radio Program and Promotions Awards. How’s that for a big finish?
One of the best Marvel comics of 2017 was The Unstoppable Wasp by writer Jeremy Whitley and artist Elsa Charrieter (and later Veronica Fish and Ro Stein). It was fun and energetic, telling the story of Nadia, Hank Pym’s daughter from his first wife (the wife who had been kidnapped by Russian spies, so she was…
Valerie D’Orazio worked at DC Comics from 2000 to 2004, first as a Creative Services Coordinator and then as an Assistant Editor, editing books such as Aquaman, Batman: Black and White, and JLA. After leaving DC, she has talked about how much of a toxic environment it was and how she was sexually harassed, but more…
Is it just me or does a classic sequence from The Avengers issue 4 have a resemblance to a scene in Avengers: Infinity War? Just swapping submarines for spaceships and floating frozen Cap for a floating frosty Thor and Earth’s Mightiest Heroes for erotically sensitive Guardians.
Forty years and one week ago, an amazing science fiction themed comic landed on newsagent counters. It had some compelling features, some of which are still running today, crisp paper and jazzy painted artwork. This was Starlord.
Rebellion’s 2000ad have launched an ongoing art contest centered around their long running pin-up feature. They might need to replace the sub-circuits on the editorial droids, but in the meantime they want art full of Dredd.
Comics reaching their thousandth issue might be more common than you think. You just need to look around the globe.