Archive for July, 2014
In Sin City there should only be red banded, rated ‘R’ trailers. But we don’t live in Sin City, we just watch and read about it. Thankfully, the great guys behind the upcoming sequel brought a slightly more adult, red banded trailer of the film to San Diego Comic Con. Once again based off the classic works of Frank Miller, Sin City 2 is co-directed by Miller and Robert Rodriguez. The movie, entitled A Dame To Kill For (after Miller’s second mini-series in the Sin City universe), is slated for release August 22nd. The trailer below is probably NOT SAFE More >
Last Friday was the 26th annual Will Eisner Comic Industry Awards, which were held in the Indigo Ballroom at the Bayfront San Diego Hilton during Comic-Con. For those of you unaware the Eisner Awards are considered the “Oscars” of the comic book industry. Eisner’s are awarded to creators in 30 different categories ranging from best letterer to best ongoing new series. All nominations are for work that was published in 2013. Now without further ado, here are your Will Eisner Award winners of 2014
- Best Short Story: “Untitled,” by Gilbert Hernandez, in Love and Rockets: New Stories #6 (Fantagraphics)
- Best Single Issue: More >
Over the last several years as San Diego Comic Con’s popularity has skyrocketed, many celebrities have taken to dressing up in costume too and blending in with crowds. Especially when it means they won’t be swarmed by fans. So let’s take a look at some celebrities who did just that.
One of the more talked about hidden celeb citings people were talking about was of course Harry Potter himself Daniel Ratcliffe. The Boy Who Lived donned the iconic red and blue tights and toured the convention as Spider-Man.
“I did an American accent for the whole time. I even took a rucksack, More >
Marvel has given us our first look at some of the tie-in books to their upcoming events, Axis and Spider-Verse by sharing with us the upcoming checklists that will be available for free at your local comic shop! Set to arrive in stores August 6th, these 2 new double-sided postcards and posters will help alert customers to the big events and what comics they’ll want to grab alongside the main story to get all the fun details.
For Axis, the big new event by Rick Remender we’re sure to have more info on after Comic Con, it looks like we’ll get More >
It is that time of year again. San Diego Comic Con is just moments away. For those lucky enough to attend this means many different things to all these attendees. But one thing we do know is everyone loves exclusives. So your friends at SG2M wanna help you out and give you the low down on some of the hot exclusives for the biggest show of the year, and where to find them. Please click on image for a larger view.
Action Figures Express has an awesome Star Trek logo book end set. You can find this at booth #3345 for More >
Some of you might have seen USA Today announce Chuck Palahniuk doing a sequel to Fight Club yesterday. Yes, the character of Tyler Durden (who was portrayed by Brad Pitt in a film based on Palahniuk’s most iconic novel) will be returning…but not to the traditional prose we first met him in. No, this sequel is going to be found in sequential art. Dark Horse is bringing Palahniuk’s writing to the comic book pages for a 10-issue mini-series sequel to Fight Club. Illustrated by Cameron Stewart and David Mack, the new series will debut in May of 2015. It follows More >
Standing out very prominently this year at Booth #2547 of Comic Con International, in San Diego from July 23rd through the 27th, will be Comixology. The digital comic company recently acquired by Amazon is going to have some incredible displays and giveaways throughout the weekend, and even a few signings. These giveaways and signings definitely seem to show the power of their new parent company. So come celebrate with comiXology as they give away $10,000 worth of $5 Amazon Appstore credits toward comiXology content, host 8 panels where they will not only make and break news but also giveaway a More >
Dark Horse has let loose their list of awesome an exclusives, panels, and signings for this year’s San Diego Comic Con, but one bit remains a mystery. While you can pick up all kinds of cool items at their booth, #2615, and meet all sorts of well known creators…one special guest’s name is hidden from view until Tuesday July 22nd. It’s a teasing mystery that instantly draws my attention, but with no answer in sight for some days let’s focus on what we do know.
As per usual, Dark Horse has a rather amazing store filled with their awesome products at More >
Last year Aspen went rather huge at San Diego’s Comic Con International to celebrate their 10th anniversary. Aside from creator signings and exclusives, they had a great big party at Mission Brewery in downtown. Following up their 10th year of conventions, this 11th year has had equally amazing drive. But for this year’s Comic Con, Aspen is bringing its largest gathering of creators and exclusives of the year! So just what are they bringing to their booth (#) at the con? Well, let’s start with the creators.
Here is Aspen’s 2014 signing schedule:
11:00-12:00 – Peter Steigerwald (The ZooHunters), Siya Oum More >
The major comic companies get enough reviews and press, it’s time for the creator-owned and indie series to get some love and judgment. Indie review takes up-and-coming indie and creator-owned series and puts them through the review process so you can confidently support the best of the small press and passion driven projects in the comic industry.
Writer: Justin Jordan (Strange Talent of Luther Strode, Green Lantern New Guardians)
Art: Kyle Strahm
Colorist: Filipe Sobreiro
Publisher: Image Comics
Number of Issues: #1 (ongoing)
Page Count: 32
Let me just start by saying that I am a huge fan of Justin Jordan. I More >