Superman: Unbound is the latest DC Universe Animated Original Movie based on an Action Comics arc written by Geoff Johns and drawn by Gary Frank. Though not bogged down by New 52 continuity or pre-Flashpoint Superman Family architecture, the movie does a fair job at retelling the story of the five part Superman: Braniac in 75 minutes. Rumors are that this could be the last DCAU movie set in the old timelines, so continuity buffs and those wishing to celebrate Superman’s 75th birthday this year should give this a chance if you have not already. Since the story references Silver and Golden Age Superman subjects like the Bottled City Of Kandor and Collector of Worlds, this is both a movie for new fans anticipating Man of Steel and those with the House of El’s shield tattooed on their arms. Speaking of which, Supergirl is in for the action too.
I needed a break from my summer reading list of Osamu Tezuka’s Buddha. To be honest, this eight volume tome might take me all the way through the winter. The Bob Marley “Whoa-Oh-Oh” positive vibrations put me in a mood to take my time with these accurate, if not anachronistic, retelling of the Buddha’s origin. Blammo—halfway through the summer, Renegade Arts & Entertainment drops a ‘What If…?” story of Buddha from one of my favorite comic writers, Alan Grant — Tales of the Buddha Before He Got Enlightened. Continue reading
Monkeybrain Comics is a new comic publisher from veteran Chris Roberson and his wife Allison Baker as an expansion of their 2001 company, Monkeybrain Books. The distribution model is the one fans have been looking forward to and big companies have been dreading for years. Single issues of creator-owned work debut on comixology, further increasing the momentum of the movement towards a digital marketplace. At $.99 for the first wave of issues, we take a tap and swipe at the Monkeybrain offerings and update you on the second tier of Monkeybrain titles announced this past week at San Diego Comic Con.
A womanizing superhero hooks up with his greatest foe, only to be thrust into the lifetime commitment of being a parent. Super Knocked Up is the web series and comic book telling the tale. We talk with series creator Jeff Burns to get the inside track on his action-packed take on superhero tropes in the hilarious web series. Continue reading
Last week, we picked Image Comic’s Red Spike trade paperback as our marquee pick of the week. After reading the book, our adrenaline spiked higher than our usual caffeine levels and we naturally had to regulate. Writer Jeff Cahn was kind enough to shaman us through the transition and tell us more about his action-packed comic series. Continue reading
A common complaint about the New 52 DC Comics relaunch was about the lack of female creators on the books. That’s OK with me, because that gives the smaller, creator-centric companies concentrated talent.
Pre-orders for Grace Randolph’s SUPURBIA made news last week by selling out of all available hard copies.
DigBoston asked if she was as excited as we were about her sellout! Continue reading