Archive for January, 2012
[private]Alvaro ‘Al’ Rio was a well known and respected Brazilian comic artist and cartoonist that helped shape countless characters throughout his career. He was a defining force at Wildstorm Comics in the late 90’s and onward, working on books like Gen13, DV8, and Voodoo (one of my favorite Wildstorm titles, written by Alan Moore). He has worked at comic companies like Marvel, DC, Crossgen, Dark Horse, Chaos, Image, Malibu, and most recently Zenescope Entertainment. Many modern fans might know him for the sexy women he drew on the covers to many Zenescope books. Rio certainly had a way with drawing beautiful More >
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[private]Eureka Seven (交響詩篇エウレカセブン or Psalms of Planets Eureka seven) has debuted a new spin-off series this week. The anime will debut on television in Japan on April 2012, but the first chapter of the manga has already been transcribed into English. The series is called Eureka Seven Ao (AKA: Eureka Seven: Astral Ocean) which is a direct sequel to the original Eureka Seven series.
For those not familiar with Eureka Seven, it is a standard boy-meets-girl mecha series that is highly influenced by Evangelion. The original anime run consisted of fifty episodes, and the original manga run consisted of six tankoubon. The More >
[private]You’ve wait for months and your wait will be worth it. Today HBO and the Making of Game of Thrones blog have graced us with the first full trailer for Game of Thrones Season 2. This season, which begins April 1st at 9pm, will cover the events of George RR Martin’s Clash of Kings novel. Check out the incredible trailer below.Season 2: Preview – You Win or You Die
[private]Marvel Studios announced today that they will be hosting Global Twitter Chat (a press conference for anyone who can ask a question in under 140 characters) on Tuesday, January 31, 2012 at 11 a.m. PST with cast members and the director of The Avengers. The 30-minute live tweeting event will feature writer and director, Joss Whedon, as while as cast members Tom Hiddleston (Loki) and Clark Gregg (Agent Coulson). All you need to do to ask your question is tweet at the Avengers twitter account (@Avengers) and/or use the hashtag #Avengers. Fans will also have the opportunity to see a More >
[private]In September of 2011, DC Comics began 52 new comic series over a month long period. Now as we enter 2012, and many of these series are wrapping up their initial arcs, DC has announced their plan to collect the opening storylines for all 52 comic series. They’re not holding back either, this honestly is the announcement of 52 Trade Paperbacks and Hardcovers. With this astonishing number of collections being released DC has intelligently staggered their release dates over 7 months, averaging 7 collections per month. The first TPBs and HCs will see release in May, with the last of More >
[private]This is actually a direct from Mathias post, but with sentiments I’m sure everyone here at SG2M will support. DC Entertainment and their parent company, Time Warner, officially announced their new charity support campaign, We Can Be Heroes, on Monday. We’ve already posted a bit about this on the site earlier this week. But I wanted to take a moment to personally talk about the concept. I, like many people in this world, support the ideas of many charities. I like the idea of in some way helping people even when I can’t be directly involved in helping. That said, More >
[private]Today Marvel has officially announced the cancellation of X-men: Generation Hope with issue #17. The series wraps up with the end of the current storyline on March 21st, giving us a climactic conclusion to where things will stand (and who will die) after Hope’s fallout with Kenji. This series end should also lead into this years big Marvel event, Avengers Vs X-men. AvX will see the return of the phoenix, likely having some involvement with Generation Hope’s titular main character. As such, it makes a lot of sense to free her up from her current on-going team book so that More >
[private]Aspen MLT has a new series coming out from creator David Schwartz (Fathom: Blue Descent) and the artist of Aspen’s Shrugged and Dellec, Micah Gunnell. The series is called Idolized and seems to follow an American Idol like game/reality TV show structure with a simple twist, Superheroes! Some of you may already be familiar with the series thanks to the lively Facebook following where fans were allowed to help choose each hero’s costume. Now Aspen is taking it to a new level and running a contest where you could earn the chance to be a superhero in the Idol comic book!
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No longer content with simply owning fictional heroes that run around in tights, saving the day, DC has stepped it up a notch with their new campaign to help save lives in Africa. We Can Be Heroes is a charity support effort designed by DC Entertainment and its parent company, Timer Warner, to raise 2 million dollars for three major African charities/support groups (Save the Children, International Rescue Committee, and Mercy Corps) over the next two years. They are raising this money by matching donations from consumers and employees as well as donating a portion of profits from We Can More >