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CW's "Arrow" evokes both Green Arrow and Batman

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Green Arrow has had something of a television resurgence in recent years with new generations being introduced to him on "Brave & The Bold" and "Smallville", and now he's headlining the CW's most-watched-ever new show debut. I was excited for the premiere because the creators of some of my favorite things, Marc Guggenheim ("Young X-Men", "Eli Stone") and Greg Berlanti ("Everwood", "Eli Stone") created it.

What they've come up with is sort of a GA/Batman hybrid, heavy on the Batman. The setup is mostly familiar to comic book fans: Billionaire playboy Oliver Queen gets shipwrecked on an island for five years. While there, he becomes an expert archer and a martial arts badass. When he's finally rescued, he returns to Starling City with a list of names of the powerful and corrupt who he must take down as a dark nighttime vigilante. By day, he keeps up the playboy facade so that no one will suspect his true pu…

NYCC Announcement: “She Blinded Me With Science”

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from the official press release  = NEW YORK COMIC CON 2012 ANNOUNCEMENT:GT LABS & COMIXOLOGY ANNOUNCE DIGITAL DISTRIBUTION DEAL
FOR THEIR LINE OF COMICS ABOUT SCIENTISTS!
Deal debuts with three titles:
Fallout: J. Robert Oppenheimer, Leo Szilard, and the Political Science of the Atomic Bomb
Two-Fisted Science: Stories About Physicistsand
Bone Sharps, Cowboys, and Thunder Lizards
October 13th, 2012 – New York, NY – Today during the comiXology panel at this year’s New York Comic Con 2012, G.T. Labs, a boutique publisher that specializes in graphic novels about scientists and comiXology – the revolutionary digital comics platform – announced an all encompassing digital distribution deal. Now comic fans everywhere can go to comiXology to read three critically acclaimed G.T. Labs titles: Fallout: J. Robert Oppenheimer, Leo Szilard, and the Political Science of the Atomic Bomb, Two-Fisted Science and Bone Sharps, Cowboys, and Thunder Lizards. All G.T. Labs’ titles will be available across com…

Horrorween month: Little Green God of Agony

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The Little Green God of Agony Takes Over The Web
First web comic exclusive on
www.stephenking.comfrom the official press release . . . . . . .
October 13, 2012- The first horror web comic content exclusive to www.stephenking.com, The Little Green God of Agony, will go live on October 15th, 2012.   Stephen King’s short  story is the opener of Stephen Jones’s 2011 anthology, A Book of Horrors, and is also  included in Ellen Datlow’s The Best Horror of the Year, Volume Four.  The comic tells from the point of view of his doubting nurse the tale of a paraplegic millionaire who wants to exorcise his pain. Adapted and illustrated by well-known comic artist Dennis Calero (X-Factor,Legion of Super-Heroes) the web comic will run in serial installments on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays for eight weeks.

I have been a huge Stephen King fan for as long as I can remember,”explained Calero. “To be able to work on ANYTHING with him is an honor. And to make this announcement at New York Comic Con is …

AVENGERS VS. X-MEN, ROUND TWELVE = Sum things up

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AVENGERS VS. X-MEN #12 (Marvel, December 2012) Jason Aaron, Brian Michael Bendis, Ed Brubaker, Matt Fraction and Jonathan Hickman, story. Jason Aaron, script. Adam Kubert, pencils. John Dell with Mark Morales & Adam Kubert, inks. Laura Martin with Justin Ponsor, colors. Chris Eliopoulos, letters.**** SPOILER ALERT - - - I just can’t help it! ****************This series has now pulled off what I did not think was possible at Marvel - -a big mega-event that did not confuse and confound, and that actually impacts on the Marvel universe and future stories. Marvel finally put out a cross-over event that keeps the main storyline confined to the core book (rather than force wallets and purses to open for all the related titles in order to follow the story). Throughout a twelve issue run AVENGERS VS. X-MEN remained engaging, entertaining, and amusing. The team of writers managed a carefully-crafted blend with a nice and deft balance of humor and seriousness. A smaller team of artists kept…

100 Million Downloads? Who Knew !?

From the official press release . . . . . . . . . . . . .


ComiXology Counts Down to 100 Million Downloads of Digital Comics and Graphic Novels

The Revolutionary Digital Comics and Graphic Novel Platform Spotlights a New Free Comic Every Day Until the 100 Millionth Download Happens!



October 3rd, 2012 – New York, New York — ComiXology, the revolutionary digital comics platform — available across iPhone, iPad, Android, Kindle Fire, Windows 8 and the Web — revealed today that they are about to exceed 100 million comic and graphic novel downloads. To mark this major milestone, comiXology will be giving away a new free comic every day on comixology.com until the 100 millionth download.
“This has been a banner year for comiXology,” said co-founder and CEO David Steinberger. “We have dedicated ourselves to expanding the comic book audience by delivering the best consumer experience, and it’s fantastic to see that unfold. We started the year cresting 50 million downloads, two and a half years af…