In the past 24 hours, the #CoulsonLives hashtag has appeared in thousands of tweets. The trailer is embedded above–what do you think?
Acclaimed science fiction novelist Harlan Ellison and Concrete comic series artist Paul Chadwick will publish Harlan Ellison’s 7 Against Chaos graphic novel.
Ellison described the book: “This is 21 years of work finally come to fruition. It is The Magnificent Seven, The Seven Samurai in space, it is the dream fulfilled.” DC Comics will release the 208-page hardcover graphic novel on July 10.
In a distant future, Earth is in grave danger. The fabric of reality itself in unraveling, leading to catastrophic natural disasters, displaced souls appearing from bygone eras, and sudden, shocking cases of spontaneous combustion. The only hope for Earth’s survival is a force of seven warriors, each with his or her own special abilities. But can this alien group of seven learn to get along in time to find the source of the gathering chaos and save all of reality?
A team of intrepid Thai actors have recreated the Iron Man 3 trailer using fireworks, body paint and toy helicopters.
FEDFE “sweded” the film, creating a lo-fi tribute to a big-budget movie–re-adapting the comic book adaptation with amateur actors. Check out the urban dictionary definition of sweded:
The summarized recreation of popular pop-culture films using limited budgets and a camcorder. The process is called sweding. Upon completion the film has been Sweded. Origins: In the Michel Gondry film BE KIND REWIND, the character Jerry accidentally erases the videotapes at Mos Def’s rental store, and the pair remake all the movies themselves. These versions become popular with customers, who are told they take longer to arrive and cost more because they come from Sweden. Hence, the films are referred to as ‘Sweded’.
How often do you check your email, Twitter or Facebook while writing every day? You might be wasting more time than you think.
In a thought-provoking web comic (embedded above), xkcd charts the time spent performing brief tasks many times over the course of a single day. For example, if you check Twitter for 30 seconds 50 times a day, you will spend a total of FOUR WEEKS on Twitter over the next five years.
Is it worth it? These are tough decisions that all writers must face in a world filled with digital distractions.
Bluewater Productions has published a new comic book biography about Jack Dorsey, the co-founder of Twitter. The book sells for $3.99 on Comic Flea Market.
Patrick McCray wrote the script and Jason Moser illustrated the comic. The publisher released two covers, one drawn by Jason Moser and the other by drawn by Jason Marks. Publisher Darren G. Davis explained why his company continues to publish comic books about these unexpected characters:
Some of the most of the interesting stories don’t come from Hollywood but from the business world. People like Dorsey, Bill Gates, Mark Zuckerberg created unique cultural touchstone that have more endearing value than the latest single from a pop single. Their stories are America’s Myths.
Ahram Online has more about the arrests. He was charged with “perpetrating violence.” His publisher Henry Holt issued a brief statement:
He was released on bail on Sunday, but may have sustained injuries. He relayed through his publisher that he did not resist arrest, and doesn’t believe he did anything wrong. El Shafee is known as the Godfather of the Egyptian graphic novel, and experienced much censorship, fines, and interrogation when Metro was published in Egypt in 2008.
Actor and author Patton Oswalt made a guest appearance on NBC’s Parks and Recreation. During taping, he delivered a sprawling speech outlining his ideas for a new Star Wars movie.
Although the speech mostly got cut, you can watch the complete recording in the video embedded above–a hilarious and awe-inspiring eight-minute fan fiction sermon delivered in a single cut.
Oswalt is the author of Zombie Spaceship Wasteland.
Comic book fans downloading comics through iOS apps cannot download issue No. 12 of Saga, Brian K. Vaughan‘s critically acclaimed series with Image Comics.
UPDATE: comiXology CEO David Steinberger has responded to the controversy (read his complete statement below): “After hearing from Apple this morning, we can say that our interpretation of its policies was mistaken. You’ll be glad to know that Saga #12 will be available on our App Store app soon.”
The first issue of the Archie Meets Glee comic cross-over series, ARCHIE #641, has sold out. According to the release, “both the regular and variant covers proved equally popular, selling out simultaneously.”
Dan Parent, long-time Archie Comics illustrator and the creator of the Kevin Keller character, worked with colleagues Rich Koslowski and Tito Pena on the covers and the interior art. Glee TV series writer/producer Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa wrote the story.
The second part was released on April 3rd. Part three will hit comicbook stores on May 1st and the final installment will follow on May 29th.
Below, we’ve linked to free samples of the six graphic novels containing the epic arc of the current story on the cable television show with some eye-popping ratings.
While the television show has already diverged from the comic book series, the graphic novels contain lots of spoilers for fans of the show.
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