News: Emet Comics is female-centric

The Cover of Emet Comics' ROMEO AND JULIET AND GUNS | © Emet Comics

The universe of women in the comic-book industry expanded this May with the launch of Emet Comics. Former film executive Maytal Gilboa founded Emet with six female-created comics to counter the notion that women aren’t interested in the art form as either makers or consumers. The first title scheduled to be released from Emet is ROMEO & JULIET & GUNS, an action tale set in a “hyper-modern” Verona. Five more titles are due out shortly. Emet’s motto is “Dare to get in trouble.” As Gilboa explains, “Emet Comics is a publishing company creating young adult and new adult content, centered […]Read On »

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SHERLOCK HOLMES: A GAME OF SHADOWS Highlights DVD and Blu-ray Releases for the Week

SHERLOCK HOLMES A GAME OF SHADOWS | (c) 2012 Warner Home Video

Your time is short. We know this. So in order to expedite your buying and Netflix decision making, we provide you with a list of the cool and not-so-cool titles coming out for movies, television and everything in-between. So put your feet up, grab some popcorn and check out this week’s selections. Movies SHERLOCK HOLMES: A GAME OF SHADOWS – I wasn’t a big fan of the first SHERLOCK HOLMES movie as I never really got behind the legendary detective as an action hero versus, you know, doing actual investigative work. So when the sequel came out I wasn’t expecting […]Read On »

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SDCC 2011 News: Todd McFarlane says new script for SPAWN reboot is completed

SPAWN comic book | © Image Comics

There hasn’t been too much news on the SPAWN reboot movie front in some time, but at today’s San Diego Comic-Con, SPAWN creator Todd McFarlane spoke about the status of the new film. “We’re just finishing the script and we producers coming in and have a big actor we’re talking too,” adds McFarlane. Also on Todd McFarlane’s plate is his involvement with the new Stan Lee comic TOSHIKI: BLOOD RED DRAGON featuring international singing sensation Toshiki which is being distributed by McFarlane’s comic book company Image. Click on Link: Stan Lee talks about his new comic book BLOOD RED DRAGON […]Read On »

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Comic Book Review: ANGEL #44

ANGEL Issue #44 | ©2011 IDW

Writer: David Tischman and Mariah Huehner Penciler: Elena Casagrande Cover Artist: Elena Casagrande Distributor: IDW Well Angel and most of his crew survived AFTER THE FALL, and starting with issue #18 the series was simply re-named ANGEL. That was pretty much the point I lost interest in this series. Once Joss Whedon was no longer directly involved this series because the typical bad-genre spin-off comic book that has happened a hundred times over. The stories were weak and spread out, new useless characters were brought in, then killed off, or worse off they stuck around – and then the whole […]Read On »

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Exclusive Interview: More BUFFY Season 9 and ANGEL AND FAITH comics news from Dark Horse

Willow from BUFFY THE VAMPIRE SLAYER SEASON EIGHT | © 2011 Dark Horse Comics

At WonderCon 2011, ASSIGNMENT X had the chance to sit down with Senior Managing Editor for Dark Horse Comics, Scott Allie, to talk about the upcoming new series for BUFFY – SEASON 9 and the new title ANGEL AND FAITH. While we revealed much of the details about these comics during WonderCon (and in our previous stories from our interview with him which are listed below), Allie has much more to say on the topic including a possible WILLOW mini-series as well as information about a possible SERENITY comic coming down the pipe from Dark Horse. ASSIGNMENT X: What are […]Read On »

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WonderCon 2011: DC Comics unveils plans for RETRO ACTIVE comic books

SUPERMAN Issue 349 | ©1980 DC Comics

After the DC Nation panel during WonderCon 2011 in San Francisco on Friday, the editors, writers and artists from the publisher announced that they will be rolling out a new series of comics under the label of RETRO ACTIVE. This will include ’70s, ’80s and ’90s versions of the Flash, Superman, Batman, Wonder Woman, Justice League of America and Green Lantern. These comics will be written by classic writers and artists that will return to the interpretations that they were best known for. Each comic will be one-shots and pay homage to these different generations of heroes. The artists and […]Read On »

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WonderCon 2011: DOLLHOUSE comics mini-series coming in July (Exclusive)

DOLLHOUSE: EPITAPHS comics | ©2011 Dark Horse Comics

While speaking with ASSIGNMENT X during an exclusive interview at WonderCon 2011, Dark Horse Senior Managing Editor Scott Allie reveals that DOLLHOUSE: EPITAPHS one shot comic book is just the beginning of the story for the company. Get ready for a five-issue mini-series with hinted plans at more if things go well. Allie also admits that while Dark Horse was on board about doing a DOLLHOUSE comic, Allie says, they were unsure about whether creator Joss Whedon would be down for supporting it. “Joss was unsure about doing a DOLLHOUSE comic and he came up with the EPITAPHS episodes, he said this […]Read On »

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WonderCon 2011: BUFFY creator Joss Whedon will be actively involved with Season 9 (Exclusive)

Buffy & Angel from BUFFY THE VAMPIRE SLAYER SEASON EIGHT | © 2011 Dark Horse Comics

While speaking with ASSIGNMENT X during an exclusive interview at WonderCon 2011, Dark Horse Senior Managing Editor Scott Allie revealed what role creator Joss Whedon will have in the upcoming BUFFY THE VAMPIRE SLAYER – SEASON 9 comic books. “He’s pretty busy, but we were really gearing up for how to do this with as little of his time as possible,” says Allie. “And we had figured out how to do it,” Allie says. “But [Joss] said he really wanted to be involved. So he has been making the time. He is writing the first issue of BUFFY, he’ll be co-writing […]Read On »

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WonderCon 2011: ANGEL comic books will become ANGEL AND FAITH (Exclusive)

ANGEL Issue #44 | ©2011 IDW

While speaking with ASSIGNMENT X during an exclusive interview at WonderCon 2011, Dark Horse Senior Managing Editor Scott Allie revealed some major plans in store for the ANGEL comics which are moving from IDW to the Dark Horse family. The first of which is the name of the book, which will change to ANGEL AND FAITH focusing on the vampire and the vampire slayer. “After the traumatic events of Season 8 , Faith sticks with Angel in order to get his act together after everything happens,” Allie says. “The two of them share the spotlight and both have their names […]Read On »

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WonderCon 2011: The Scoop on BUFFY THE VAMPIRE SLAYER – Season 9 comics (Exclusive)

Buffy & Spike from BUFFY THE VAMPIRE SLAYER SEASON EIGHT | © 2011 Dark Horse Comics

While speaking with ASSIGNMENT X during an exclusive interview at WonderCon 2011, Dark Horse Senior Managing Editor Scott Allie revealed some plans for the publisher’s forthcoming BUFFY THE VAMPIRE SLAYER – SEASON 9 comics. After Season 8’s long and scattered production schedule amounting to 40 issues for the season, Dark Horse is planning a much scaled back comic for Season 9, but that could be they are also launching concurrently ANGEL AND FAITH – the new ANGEL series from the publishing house. “Everyone felt that it took too long at 40 issues,” Allie says. “So this season is going to […]Read On »

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