Hello everyone! I kickstarted the week with the graphic novel Black of Heart and writer Chris Charlton. I also posted my third video, Comic Characters You've Never Heard Of #3: Archie Comics TMNT Adventures. Please check it out, along with the articles I reprinted this week.
"This week’s Kickstarter is for the gritty noir thriller Black of Heart. The graphic novel has been given high praise by numerous industry celebs including Robert Venditti (Green Lantern, X-O Manowar) and James Tynion IV (Detective Comics, Batman Eternal)."
"This is your Comic Maven Nicole D’Andria and today I’m showcasing comic book characters you’ve never heard of related to Archie Comics’ run on the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles. Their series, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Adventures, ran from 1988 to 1995. Based on the original TMNT cartoon, it featured environmentalist messages and introduced kids to political concepts like the Apartheid and China’s occupation of Tibet. Raphael even punches Hitler in the face! What more could you ask for?"
"Andy Kubert has given the Joker, the clown prince of crime, the psychopath with a perma-smile, a sympathetic origin story. Get ready for another run-of-the-mill title with a clown, a monkey… and absolutely no smiles."
"DC Comics’ practice of ditching numerous titles seemingly every other month has become a joke among comic book readers. Now, I’m happy to report another punch line as four more titles are axed by DC this month. Unsurprising considering these are the four series that were shown as the lowest-selling books in Diamond’s April 2013 sales estimates."
"BBC Worldwide and IDW Publishing have been working together since 2007. Back in 2008, when IDW released Doctor Who: Agent Provocateur, they became the first American comic book publisher to publish original Doctor Who comic books."
"At San Diego International Comic Con it was announced that there were twelve new series coming out from Dark Horse Comics. Colder: The Bad Seed #1 is one of those new comics and a preview is now available."
"The Terminator series is a favorite of many sci-fi fans and while I’ve never jumped on the Terminator bandwagon I am curious about Dark Horse Comics upcoming comic book mini-series Terminator: Enemy of My Enemy. Written by Dan Jolley (Bloodhound, Prototype 2) with pencils by Jamal Igle (Supergirl, Molly Danger) and inks by Ray Snyder (Wonder Woman, Supergirl)."
"The Great Gatsby has suffered a lot of negative reviews and after being forced to read the book it’s based on by F. Scott Fitzgerald for AP Literature I felt compelled to see its new movie counterpart. You can’t really describe a movie like The Great Gatsby without giving away crucial plot details, so I’ll avoid summarizing. What I will say is, if you liked the book, you’ll like the movie. If you’re on the fence about the book, this will get you to love it more. If you hated the book… well, you do get to see Leonardo DiCaprio without his shirt on."
I did a lot of editing on the site over the past couple of weeks. Some news story previews have been made sleeker with the help of Weebly's slideshow feature. If you see anything on the site you believe could be improved, please let me know!
More information about one of the comic books I will be helping Action Lab Entertainment adapt, Miraculous #4, surfaced in Action Lab's August solicitations (read the official PR release here). I also added an official list of comics I have helped edit for Action Lab.
Enjoy all the articles I reprinted recently below:
"With Michael Bay producing and Megan Fox portraying April O’Neil, most people thought this movie was going to suck… or they flat out refused to see it. Surprisingly, this movie isn’t terrible. It’s not very good either, but it just may not be as awful as you thought… almost but not quite."
"Gurman has been charged with the attempted murder of his girlfriend. That would be terrible in its own right, but what makes this story even more shocking is the topic of discussion: The Walking Dead television show."
"This Monday, Tuesday and Thursday from May 2nd to May 5th, 2011, Marvel has hosted liveblogs starting at 3:00 PM EST that has revealed the futures of several Ultimate Comics. The complete liveblogs from the last couple of days are available at Marvel’s website."
"I would love this issue if it conveyed half of the emotional and creative ideas the character summaries at the back of the issue had, but unfortunately the pacing and ultimately the execution kept this title back when it could have been exception. Though I will say it stands out on the shelves with a fantastically painted cover (and of course, none of the interior artwork has this painted style), and it has some great, creative and clever deaths that will make the average horror hound smile in glee at all the blood..."
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