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Comic Book Goodness

Comic Book Goodness

A place to share nice and awesome things from your favourite comics. Funny quotes, interesting links (with pretty pictures if you please) cool panels, inspiring artwork. Don't post full stories. We are more into whetting the appetite with teasers and the like.
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Jed
In my first entry for our new Flashback Friday column at FreakSugar, I take a look back at Mark Millar's comic book miniseries CHOSEN. http://www.freaksugar.com/freaksu...
Spidra Webster
Batman DVD news: Release Date for Batman - The Complete Television Series Blu-ray Unlimited | TVShowsOnDVD.com - http://www.tvshowsondvd.com/news...
Batman DVD news: Release Date for Batman - The Complete Television Series Blu-ray Unlimited | TVShowsOnDVD.com
"Ever since Warner announced it this past summer, fans have been complaining that they would like the Blu-ray version...but in a less expensive set, without the "goodies" (Batmobile, scrapbook, and cards), and in packaging that is more "shelf-friendly." Well, my friends...you got it! Warner hasn't formally announced it yet, but Amazon.ca (the Canadian branch) has added a pre-order listing for Batman - The Complete Television Series on Blu-ray Disc, in an "unlimited" version of the packaging! AND, according to that listing, it will be available in time for Christmas, with a December 16th release date! According to the package art, front and back (see below) that Amazon.ca is showing, you'll get the same 13 discs, with the same on-disc bonus material. Amazon's listing also says "UV," indicating that the UltraViolet digital copies will still be included with the set. The rear box art also shows that the episode guide booklet will still be in the package, too. It seems that the only... more... - Spidra Webster from Bookmarklet
For those who wanted a set without the toys and with a slightly lower price. - Spidra Webster
Jed
I rendered squiggles into words over at The Mary Sue, listing the DC Comics/Vertigo books that are begging to be translated to television. http://www.themarysue.com/five-ve...
Spidra Webster
Exclusive Preview: Gilbert Hernandez's Wonder Woman Story - http://comicsalliance.com/wonder-...
Exclusive Preview: Gilbert Hernandez's Wonder Woman Story
Exclusive Preview: Gilbert Hernandez's Wonder Woman Story
"When ComicsAlliance first heard that Gilbert Hernandez would write and draw a Wonder Woman story for DC’s digital-first Sensation Comics anthology series, we were excited to see what the master Love & Rockets cartoonist would would do with the character. We also assumed he’d be the author of the story about Wonder Woman as a rock star. Anyone following Sensation Comics now knows that the rock star story was Margeurite Sauvage‘s excellent work, while Hernandez spun a tale about a brainwashed Diana going toe-to-toe with fellow heroes Supergirl and Mary Marvel. The first half of his two-parter, “No Chains Can Hold Her,” is already available. Courtesy of DC, this exclusive preview of part two, available this Thursday." - Spidra Webster from Bookmarklet
Jed
I read this Batman book. Even if you don't read comics, you should read this book, too. I give my thoughts over at FreakSugar. http://www.freaksugar.com/review-...
Jed
I wrote a comic book review for you. Because I love you. Check out what I said with my thought-words over at FreakSugar. http://www.freaksugar.com/review-...
Spidra Webster
Holy Smokes 'Batman,' The '60s Series Is Out On DVD : NPR - http://www.npr.org/2014...
Holy Smokes 'Batman,' The '60s Series Is Out On DVD : NPR
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"f you're an impressionable young kid hitting your teens right now, chances are pretty good you've been watching and enjoying some Batman — either Christian Bale in Christopher Nolan's just-completed Dark Knight trilogy, or the prequel series, Gotham, now showing on Fox. If you came of age a generation ago, your Batman of choice was likely to have been the big-screen caped crusader played by Michael Keaton or George Clooney. Or maybe even Val Kilmer. Cesar Romero played the Joker on the '60s show. i Cesar Romero played the Joker on the '60s show. Courtesy of Warner Bros. Home Entertainment But between 1966 and 1968, long before any of those versions of the DC Comics hero, Batman came to the screen in a much lighter, and brighter, ABC series, starring Adam West. The Dark Knight it wasn't. This Batman was played for laughs, with its star's no-nonsense delivery making it all the more tongue-in-cheek. With its pop-art sensibility, vibrant colors and rogue's gallery of playful guest stars,... more... - Spidra Webster from Bookmarklet
I so wish I could afford this. I'm hoping once the limited edition does well, they'll release it in a slightly cheaper format. - Jennifer Dittrich
They are releasing S1 and S2 as separate boxes. I agree with you. I want this so badly. Not for the toys but for the video and video extras. http://www.tvshowsondvd.com/news... - Spidra Webster
Ah, I hadn't seen those - much more affordable. - Jennifer Dittrich
That site is REALLY useful for being notified when something makes it to DVD. I think I first put Batman on my watchlist there in the late '90s. http://www.tvshowsondvd.com/shows... - Spidra Webster
It turns out there are a lot of complaints about how the set was done: http://www.amazon.com/Batman-... - Spidra Webster
Wow. Having seen some bad sets in the past, it makes me sad that this might've fallen victim to some of the pitfalls. While the butchered extras are unfortunate, missing pieces of episodes is inexcusable. You can't really claim to be complete when you're missing scenes and the "next week," bits, which were pretty integral to the show. - Jennifer Dittrich
I get the impression they have some but not others. There was an early tweet from the WB acct saying all the original bumpers would be there. While I'm sure the carping is from Batman equivalents of Comic Book Guy, it's still useful feedback. They're absolutely right that for that price the quality should be EXCELLENT. I find myself wondering whether the copies they took from had lost bits that only certain collectors have now. Of course, they could have approached those collectors. - Spidra Webster
That would make sense - you have some of that problem with the old Doctor Who episodes, since the BBC actually had them deliberately destroyed. The fan community has been absolutely fantastic about handing over copies to help complete episode sets - I'd assume you'd probably get the same response from many of the Batman fans if that's the case. - Jennifer Dittrich
Man, how does NPR not mention all the animated series??? - Andrew C (✔) from Android
Spidra Webster
Fwd: RT @kindleamznus: New Releases in Comic Strips #8: Cartoon History of the Universe 1 by Larry Gonick http://amzn.to/1pyrl5R #Kindle http://t.co/pgQdv37Y6T (via http://friendfeed.com/spidra)
Fwd: RT @kindleamznus: New Releases in Comic Strips #8: Cartoon History of the Universe 1 by Larry Gonick http://amzn.to/1pyrl5R #Kindle http://t.co/pgQdv37Y6T (via http://ff.im/1kL0Sr)
This CLASSIC is finally available in ebook format. So is Volume II. Not Volume III yet, though. - Spidra Webster
Jed
I read this book and reviewed it so you don't have to (and trust me, you kinda don't). Check out my review of AVENGERS AND X-MEN: AXIS #4 over at FreakSugar. http://www.freaksugar.com/review-...
I totally hear you about event fatigue. It feels like DC and Marvel have been doing nonstop events for the past five-seven years now. - Andrew C (✔)
On the one hand, I know that the events sell, which is why DC and Marvel churn them out. On the other hand, it'd be nice to let the characters breathe a bit in between events. - Jed
Jed
I read this Spider-Man comic by writer Dan Slott and you should, too. I give a rare 10/10, and I am a picky cynic. Check out my review over at FreakSugar. http://www.freaksugar.com/review-...
Spidra Webster
Batman DVD news: Press Release for Batman - The Complete Television Series | TVShowsOnDVD.com - http://www.tvshowsondvd.com/news...
Batman DVD news: Press Release for Batman - The Complete Television Series | TVShowsOnDVD.com
"Warner Bros. Home Entertainment (WBHE) sets a new standard for accommodating Bat-fans from the uber-avid to caped-casual, with the upcoming release of Batman: The Complete Television Series on November 11, 2014. The most anticipated home entertainment release of all time will be available in several distinct packaging choices with varying content and bonus materials. These offerings include multiple national physical options – most notably, the Limited Edition Blu-ray box set – as well as varying digital selections, and a few specialty alternatives. "We understand the widespread demand for Batman: The Complete Television Series, and we also appreciate the varying degrees of fandom surrounding this release," said Rosemary Markson, WBHEG Senior Vice President, TV Brand Management and Retail Marketing "To that end, Warner Bros. Home Entertainment has created an option for virtually every fan's level of interest, whether that be basking in the highly collectable Limited Edition Blu-ray... more... - Spidra Webster from Bookmarklet
YES! YES! OH, GOD YES! - Spidra Webster
25 years ago i would've been alllll over this. - Big Joe Silence
I probably can't remotely afford it, but I wants it, oh yes, I wants it. - Spidra Webster
Oh, wow. - Jennifer Dittrich
I hope the 1976 Batgirl "Equal Pay" PSA is on there... - Spidra Webster
Also? WHY do they put non-geeks in charge of promo for these things? Whoever chose which snippets to put up on YouTube made really random choices. Nowhere near the cheese & fun they could have chosen. - Spidra Webster
Comic Book Goodness
Comic Book Noise 389: Politics, Death, Cheerleading, and 26 - http://www.comicbooknoise.com/2014...
Comic Book Goodness
Comic Book Noise 388: Jeremy Dale, Idris Elba, Christopher Nolan, and my leaky memory - http://www.comicbooknoise.com/2014...
Jed
I just don't talk about comic books. I actually read them on occasion. I read this one. I said word-things about it. Read what I wrote about what I read in this FreakSugar article. http://www.freaksugar.com/review-...
Jed
Don't expect the recently announced DC movies to give up post-credits scenes like Marvel has. I give you the details in this Nerd Bastards article. http://nerdbastards.com/2014...
Comic Book Goodness
Comic Book Noise 387: Snowpiercer - http://www.comicbooknoise.com/2014...
Spidra Webster
"Are you... DAZZLED?" - Spidra Webster from Bookmarklet
One of the writers of Supernatural dressed as The Dazzler this H'ween. '70s style geekery! - Spidra Webster
Comic Book Goodness
Comic Book Noise 386: Fan Fiction - http://www.comicbooknoise.com/2014...
Comic Book Goodness
Comic Book Noise 385: Us Versus Them - http://www.comicbooknoise.com/2014...
Jed
Hey guys, I'm sure you saw Marvel Studios release plans for its film slate going through 2019 yesterday on the Interwebs. I give you my thoughts on what was said and what it could mean for Marvel's future in this FreakSugar article. (Also: I'm the Jed from the name of the title.) http://www.freaksugar.com/marvel-...
Jed
Conjecture and speculation! Will new characters introduced in The Avengers: Age of Ultron be used as lead-ins to some of Marvel's other Phase 3 films? I hazard a guess in this Nerd Bastards article. http://nerdbastards.com/2014...
Comic Book Goodness
Comic Book Noise 384: A Little More About The Upcoming Superhero Movies - http://www.comicbooknoise.com/2014...
Spidra Webster
Slideshow: Marvel unveils 9 new movies, including 'Captain Marvel,' 'Black Panther': What it all means | 89.3 KPCC - http://www.scpr.org/blogs...
Slideshow: Marvel unveils 9 new movies, including 'Captain Marvel,' 'Black Panther': What it all means | 89.3 KPCC
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"Marvel wasn't going to let the recent announcement of 10 forthcoming DC Comics movies go unanswered: On Tuesday at the El Capitan Theatre in Hollywood, Marvel laid out its own slate of films in its so-called "Phase 3," going into 2019. Marvel announced the full titles of nine new films (in addition to the already announced "Avengers: Age of Ultron" and "Ant-Man"). Here's a complete rundown of the new films and what they mean: Captain America: Civil War (May 6, 2016) Civil War was one of the most iconic storylines in modern comics, pitting Captain America against Iron Man in a battle over civil liberties as the government called for heroes to register their secret identities with the government. Iron Man sided with the government while the American icon Cap stood for his freedom-centric ideals. At the Marvel event, they teased fans by initially announcing Cap 3 as "Serpent Society" — a lesser known supervillain organization — but it turned out to be a misdirect before Civil War was... more... - Spidra Webster from Bookmarklet
Jed
Mark Ruffalo has hinted that the Hulk might be going through a social evolution in The Avengers: Age of Ultron. I give you the details in this Nerd Bastards article. http://nerdbastards.com/2014...
Comic Book Goodness
Comic Book Noise 383: Marvel Cinematic Universe Phase 3 - http://www.comicbooknoise.com/2014...
Spidra Webster
I haven't been able to afford comics on a regular basis since the early 2000s so there are a lot of things I'm out of the loop for. I have to admit being shocked Guardians of the Galaxy was an important enough property to license for a film. I vaguely remember when Rocket Racoon first hit the stands. But don't remember the team.
Was the comic a really popular reboot? - Spidra Webster
A bit. A few years back, Marvel rolled out a crossover called Annihilation that highlighted a lot of the company's cosmic characters. Guardians spun off that event. Didn't think it was as big a hit to warrant a movie, even though I loved the film. - Jed from iPhone
They were apparently successful in building up demand for the property, which is surprising given that it featured no blue chip characters. - Spidra Webster
The comics briefly featured one of my favorite cosmic characters, Adam Warlock. There are hints that he will be in the next Guardians movie. - Jed
Jed
Comic Book Goodness
Comic Book Noise 382: Catching up on my Recent Reads - http://www.comicbooknoise.com/2014...
Comic Book Goodness
Comic Book Noise: Future’s End 01 - http://www.comicbooknoise.com/2014...
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Infographic of Top 100 Comic Blogs - http://www.comicbooknoise.com/2014...
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