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09/04/15 @ 10:44 am EST
Source: Bleeding Cool | Categories: Dynamite


If you picked up the new Swords of Sorrow: Miss Fury / Lady Rawhide special yesterday you got to see a cover by Mirka Andolfo, interior art by Ronilson Freireand a story by Mikki Kendall. This was Kendall’s first time doing a comic book and now we get an idea of what she was thinking with this writer’s commentary.

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Pages 3-5I’m a prose writer, and with this being my first comic book I tried not to waste any time getting readers into the story. 22 pages isn’t a lot of space to tell a complete story. But I think the revolving door in the desert worked really well to accomplish the transition between Rawhide’s world and Miss Fury’s. Plus who doesn’t love a good fight scene in the first few pages? Kudos to Friere for making such an odd concept pop on the page.

Page 7-8I love the way the Courier’s face is drawn in this scene. Imagine having to intervene in one argument after another, just to hand over the Swords Of Sorrow, and explain very quickly that there wasn’t time for them to be fighting with each other. Then you have to leave them to sort it out. I assumed he’d be frustrated, and also mildly perplexed by their behavior. After all, the universe is in danger, does it even matter who started the fight? Lady Rawhide and Miss Fury are pros, but they are still humans with human foibles and I think that part would absolutely perplex the Courier.

Page 10-11When two worlds are literally colliding, you really get to let your imagination run wild. Fortunately Ronilson is a mind reader and drew exactly what I was thinking. This is a Where’s Waldo of anachronisms, and I thought the two suns was a perfect touch

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Pages 14-15Writing the action in this set of pages, I knew it had to feel frenetic with very few words. If the world is falling apart there isn’t going to be time to sort everything out. Rawhide and Fury don’t know what’s going on, but they don’t have to have all the answers to get to work. Also I love the way that Purgatori’s wings fill the page, and that Voodoo’s arm muscles are so clearly defined.

Pages 17-18Apocalypses make for strange bed fellows. For these heroes (and villains) it’s not so much whether or not they want to work together, as it is they don’t have any other choice. Purgatori and Voodoo were so much fun to write, in part because they absolutely loathe each other. I wanted that tiny bit of realism in the middle of this, that sometimes you have to work with people you can’t stand just to get things done. Ronilson did an amazing job with their facial expressions here. Fighting is hard work, and painful so of course they don’t just look pretty. It’s pulp, but it’s not necessarily cheesecake.

Pages 20-21Voodoo is a reluctant participant, and I wanted her to give Rawhide at least a little bit of the missing information. In the middle of a fight there might not to be time for details, but there’s certainly time for a few facts. Lots of buildup, lots of action with all of these women, and the people around them who are impacted by what’s going on getting in on the action. I had a really good time writing all of these characters, and setting up a world where it makes sense for a priest and a bruja to work together. No questions asked, just deal with the demon and hope the rest sorts itself out.
02/28/24 @ 7:25 pm EST
Source: ComingSoon.net | Categories: MIsc

Yvonne Strahovski to Star in Peacock Thriller 'Teacup' From James Wan

The Handmaid’s Tale actor Yvonne Strahovski is set to star in a new series at Peacock: the horror thriller show Teacup, executive-produced by James Wan. The project is set to be loosely based on the 1988 novel Stinger by Robert McCammon. It sees a group of people in rural Georgia who must unite to take on a mysterious threat that puts their lives in danger. Strahovski, also a producer for the series, is set to play a character named Maggie Chenoweth. Teacup comes from Universal Studio Group’s UCP and Wan’s Atomic Monster banner. Ian McCulloch (Yellowstone) adapted the novel, and E.L. Katz (The Haunting of Bly Manor) is penciled in to direct the first episode. (via ComingSoon.net)

02/28/24 @ 7:16 pm EST
Source: Deadline | Categories: MIsc

Collage of JD Dillard, “Neuromancer,” & Graham Roland

Apple TV+ has greenlit the new science fiction series Neuromancer, a 10-episode drama based on William Gibson’s debut novel of the same name. A co-production between Skydance Television and Anonymous Content, Neuromancer will also be produced by Drake’s DreamCrew Entertainment. Graham Roland (Tom Clancy’s Jack Ryan, Dark Winds) and JD Dillard (Devotion, The Outsider) will develop the project for TV. Additionally, Roland will serve as showrunner and Dillard is set to direct the pilot episode. The streamer reveals Neuromancer will follow a damaged, top-rung super-hacker named Case who is thrust into a web of digital espionage and high-stakes crime with his partner Molly, a razor-girl assassin with mirrored eyes, aiming to pull a heist on a corporate dynasty with untold secrets. (via Deadline)

02/28/24 @ 12:48 pm EST
Source: Variety | Categories: MIsc

The sci-fi thriller “Things Will Be Different” has released a first-look clip ahead of its SXSW Film & TV Festival world premiere. The film stars Adam David Thompson and Riley Dandy and premieres March 11 as part of the festival’s Midnight selection. Marking Michael Felker’s feature directorial debut, “Things Will Be Different” follows siblings Joseph and Sidney, played by Thompson and Dandy, who are on the run from the law. The mysterious farmhouse they are staying in inexplicably transports them through time. While attempting to return to their present, a cryptic force emerges and traps them on a strange plot of land, giving them a deathly ultimatum in order to escape. (via Variety)

First-look clip: https://youtu.be/x25ymmwW4VU

02/28/24 @ 12:33 pm EST
Source: ComicBook | Categories: MIsc

Legendary comics creator Alan Moore has been saying for a while that he plans to leave comics behind, and now it seems we know his final project. Recently, Top Shelf Productions and Knockabout Limited announced the publication date of the long-awaited comics/prose album The Moon and Serpent Bumper Book of Magic. The product of the years-long creative partnership between Moore (From Hell, League of Extraordinary Gentlemen) and his "creative and magical mentor" Steve Moore (no relation), Top Shelf characterizes the book as a "celebration of magic and the occult has been meticulously under development for nearly two decades and is brought to life through a combination of prose, illustration, and sequential art from five incredible artists." Here's how the publisher describes the book: "The secrets of the celebrated Moon and Serpent Grand Egyptian Theatre of Marvels (sorcery by appointment since circa 150 AD) promise to be revealed in The Moon and Serpent Bumper Book of Magic. This clear and practical grimoire of the occult pairs the knowledge of the proprietors of the aforementioned Grand Egyptian Theatre with illuminating visual delights from artists Kevin O'Neill, John Coulthart, Steve Parkhouse, Rick Veitch, and Ben Wickey. Unprecedented in its scope and splendor, this tome is full to bursting with illustrated instructional essays, activity pages, biographies of the great sorcerers, and forbidden knowledge sure to tantalize even the most disillusioned of adults into believing in magic once again." The Moon and Serpent Bumper Book of Magic will be on sale in October 2024. (via ComicBook.com)

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02/28/24 @ 12:20 pm EST
Source: Hollywood Reporter | Categories: MIsc

Kassandra Lee Diaz Takes Lead in Byron Manuel's Debut Thriller 'Swoon', A Blend of Love and

Kassandra Lee Diaz has nabbed the lead role in Byron Manuel’s thriller and feature directorial debut, Swoon.Diaz plays a woman tied to a bed while her captor manipulates her into believing they are engaged. The mysterious men in her life are played by Rich Morrow and DeRon Cash, while Efrangeliz Medina, Dean Wil, Herbert Morales and Del Harrison round out the ensemble.The producer credits for Swoon are shared by Ryan Rojas, Kassandra Lee Diaz, Rich Morrow, Justin Graves and Manuel under their banner, On Script Pictures. Franco Tavera, Cash Oliver, Lily & Raul Terrazas, and Cameron Duncan executive produce alongside JP Ouellette and his production company Circa 1888. (via THR)

02/27/24 @ 9:45 pm EST
Source: Deadline | Categories: MIsc

Max's 'Harry Potter' TV series

And then there were three. As Deadline reported exclusively earlier this month, the field of writers in the running to adapt JK Rowling’s Harry Potter books into a live-action series for Max has been narrowed down to three finalists. According to sources, Deadline names them as Francesca Gardiner, Tom Moran and Kathleen Jordan. The trio will be able to hone in on their pitches for the next couple of months, with a decision on who gets the job, reportedly in June. As Warner Bros. Discovery CEO David Zaslav announced last week, the Harry Potter series is slated to debut on Max in 2026. Reps for Max and the studio behind the series, Warner Bros. Television, declined to comment.

02/27/24 @ 9:40 pm EST
Source: Marvel | Categories: Marvel

Whether it's the Boss of Space pummeling back an alien invasion or the Scarlet Witch weaving a magical protection, the women of Marvel have got your back! This week, WOMEN OF MARVEL returns in a star-studded anthology. Before it hits stands, fans can get a glimpse of what to expect in an all-new WOMEN OF MARVEL #1 trailer.
The trailer spotlights fan-favorite characters like Scarlet Witch, Black Widow, Ms. Marvel, and Squirrel Girl, offers a tease of future events with Madame Web, and an exciting look ahead at what's in store for our women characters this year! For over 10 years, WOMEN OF MARVEL has highlighted iconic women characters and storytellers from throughout Marvel Comics history! Fans won’t want to miss celebrating the spirit and mission of this fantastic program with these phenomenal tales starring some of Marvel’s greatest heroes! Check out the trailer now, and celebrate Women’s History Month Marvel Comics-style when WOMEN OF MARVEL #1 hits stands on February 28!

WOMEN OF MARVEL (2024) #1 cover by Carmen Carnero

02/27/24 @ 3:46 pm EST
Source: Deadline | Categories: MIsc

Timothée Chalamet, Austin Butler & Zendaya in Dune: Part 2

Legendary Entertainment and Warner Bros.’ Dune: Part Two opens this weekend in what’s a much-needed jolt of testosterone for the box office that’s been winded by the dual strikes’ delay of titles. To date, the annual 2024 domestic box office hasn’t cracked a billion yet with only $866.3M through Sunday, -18% behind the Jan. 1-Feb. 25 frame a year ago. The second part to the multi-Oscar winning Denis Villeneuve 2021 feature take of the Frank Herbert classic novel could very well see a $170M worldwide opening — that’s divided into $85M–$90M abroad and another $80M on the high end in U.S./Canada (Warners is conservatively projecting $65M, but most exhibitors and tracking services see near $80M). Note that $65M-$80M domestic opening will be wonders above the $41M domestic opening of 2021’s Dune which saw its ticket sales siphoned by a theatrical day-and-date release on streaming service HBO Max back in early October that year. Still Dune is one of a handful of day-and-date titles to cross $100M at the domestic box office, and only one of two along with Legendary’s Godzilla vs. Kong to cross $400M-plus worldwide. It was one of the few blockbusters that worked both in homes and theaters, but it certainly left money on the table. Dune: Part Two is slated to open in the U.S. on Friday, March 1. (via Deadline)

02/27/24 @ 3:38 pm EST
Source: Papercutz | Categories: MIsc

In a brand new Papercutz series, Jackson's Wilder Adventures, Jackson Wilder and his best friend, Irwin the Thylacine, explore nature to learn about wild animals who share similar hindrances and experiences to Jackson, which helps him put his own life problems into perspective. This new educational series is inspired by the endless curiosity and love of learning comic book illustrator Sarah Davidson saw in her real-life nephew, Jackson. It is meant to solve what she saw as a problem with the books in his reading range: they all seemed to be either picture or list-based books. She wanted to emulate the “Science Comics” of her youth. Davidson has also worked alongside renowned wildlife ecologist Kelly Zimmerman of the Bugs Need Heroes podcast, and their shared passion for wildlife electrifies this narrative. “I'm beyond excited to finally be able to bring Jackson's Wilder Adventures to life, and share Irwin and Jackson's stories and love of nature with everyone,” Davidson said. “This book has a special place in my heart, since it's so inspired by my nephew, and I think this series has found the perfect home with Papercutz!" Jackson's Wilder Adventures Vol 1 [9781545813003; Hardcover & Trade Paperback; 88pp] is on sale July 2.

02/27/24 @ 3:37 pm EST
Source: ComicBook | Categories: Star Wars

The Acolyte Adds Lead In Amandla Stenberg - LRM

The Star Wars universe is set to get a major remix later this year, with the arrival of the Star Wars: The Acolyte Disney+ series. The Acolyte, which is created by Russian Doll's Leslye Headland, will be first live-action series set during the High Republic era, and fans are definitely excited to see that canon further explored. In a recent interview with C Magazine, The Acolyte star Amandla Stenberg teased how that time period leads to a different — but reverential — kind of Star Wars story. "In the context of the Star Wars universe, it's a time of great peace, theoretically," Stenberg explained. "It's also a time of an institution, and it's a time in which conceptions around the Force are very strict. And I think what we're trying to explore within our show is when an institution has a singular conception of how power can be used…we try to provide a lot of different perspectives and answers to that question. The idea is to kind of honor the ethos of Star Wars and ideas around the Force and also challenge them, hopefully harmoniously." Star Wars: The Acolyte will debut exclusively on Disney+ this year. (via ComicBook.com)

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