26 October 2006

Link: Moon Knight on TV??!!?

No, really!

Marvel Pacts with No Equal for Moon Knight

Marvel Studios, a division of Marvel Entertainment, Inc. and Vancouver based production company, No Equal Entertainment, have entered into an agreement to develop a live-action television series based on Marvel's cult favorite Moon Knight. The announcement was made today by David Maisel of Marvel Entertainment and Larry Sugar of No Equal Entertainment.

...Moon Knight's blend of action, the supernatural, and complex, intriguing characters will serve as the foundation for the live-action series.

"'Moon Knight' has all the elements for an engaging television series. No Equal Entertainment has a real passion for the project and an amazing vision of how to bring the character and storyline to life that will appeal to action and sci-fi enthusiasts," said Mr. Maisel.
I doubt any big names will be involved in the cast, but I'd love to see The Wire's Dominic West as Marc Spector.

03 October 2006

On the Shelves: 10/4/06

Reading is fundamental. Don't waste your time reading bad comics out of habit!

I finally stopped by Midtown Comics last night and got caught up on four weeks of comics, including Civil War #4, which pretty much sucked as bad as many people are saying. After a six-week hiatus, my weekly look at select comic books being released Wednesday, 10/4/06, returns. Hopefully I'll start here and ease back into a groove over the next few weeks, at least until NaNoWriMo starts! The full shipping is list available at ComicList.

[NOTE: Not all of these titles will actually arrive in all stores. If your LCBS offers a pre-ordering service, be sure to take advantage of it. If not, find another one; or try Khepri.com or MidtownComics.com]


Strange Girl #11

Aya #5, $2.95
Jalila #5, $2.95
Rakan #5, $2.95
Zein #5, $2.95

The appealing Middle Eastern slant aside, the first issues of all these felt a bit amateurish and I haven't checked them out since. It'll be interesting to see if AK has plans for collecting them as trades and whether or not that raises their profile some.

Savage Brothers #2 (Of 3), $3.99

The first issue of this one was pretty good, but I think my hiatus from the blogiverse might have cost me my spot on Boom!'s comp list, so no advance reviews this week.

Emily The Strange #3, $7.95

My wife picked up the first issue of Emily the Strange one day while accompanying me on an impromptu visit to Gotham City Comics last year, attracted by the artwork, but hated the writing.

Detective Comics #824, $2.99
Jonah Hex #12, $2.99
Mystery In Space #2 (Of 8), $3.99

One thing about picking up your haul twice over a seven-week span is you end up culling your pull list when faced with the sticker shock that comes from an unhealthy stack of comics. Left a few DC titles at the store last night, but missed out on a few that I'd wanted to check out, like Mystery In Space. Any reviews of the first issue out there?

Fallen Angel Idw #9, $3.99

I'm enjoying this series quite a bit. That is all.

Cross Bronx #2, $2.99
Fear Agent #8, $2.99
Strange Girl #11, $2.99

Picked up Cross Bronx #1 last night but haven't read it yet, but Brandon and Oeming together should be a good mix. If they pull a Fort Apache on the Bronx, though, I'll have to write them off. Fear Agent moving to Dark Horse is great news, and while Remender has said it's not in the works, I'm wouldn't be disappointed at all if Strange Girl made the jump, too. If you're not reading the latter, check out this interview on Newsarama.

Done To Death #3, $3.50
Scatterbrain #4, $3.50

Part of me expected to have heard Markosia had gone under by the time I got back around to blogging again, but it's good to see D2D and Scatterbrain hitting the shelves this week.

Criminal #1, $2.99
Incredible Hulk #99, $2.99

Ed Brubaker is the man, and excepting X-stuff, I'll pick up anything he writes. Planet Hulk continues to satisfy.

Dummys Guide To Danger #2 (Of 4), $3.25
Villains #4 (Of 4), $3.25

Dummy's Guide... #1 was a fun read, and Villains has been one of the more intriguing bad guy-perspective comics in a while.

Writing For Comics With Peter David SC, $19.99

I usually prefer the group perspective for writing books like these (though Stephen King's On Writing is an excellent read), but David's Fallen Angel and X-Factor are so damn good that I just may check this one out.

02 October 2006

Me, Interviewed

It's been a while since the tables were turned and someone interviewed me, but Bloggasm's Simon Owens seemed to think I had something to offer, doing a little research beforehand and asking some really interesting questions.

Get to know me a little better: Interview with Guy LeCharles Gonzalez from Comic Book Commentary

In other news, my return to regular blogging is at least a few weeks away, and may be further pre-empted by NaNoWriMo. As it is, I'm still four or five weeks behind on picking up comics and as Fossen mentions, "No comics also makes comic bloggery difficult, and it's not like my mind is here anyways."

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