Movie Review: VENOM

VENOM movie poster | ©2018 Sony/Marvel

Rating: PG-13 Stars: Tom Hardy, Michelle Williams, Riz Ahmed, Jenny Slate, Reid Scott, Melora Walters Writers: Scott Rosenberg & Jeff Pinkner and Kelly Marcel and Will Beall, story by Jeff Pinkner & Scott Rosenberg, based on the Marvel Comics by Todd McFarlane and David Michelinie Director: Ruben Fleischer Distributor: Sony/Columbia Release Date: October 5, 2018 VENOM the movie is based on the VENOM Marvel Comics created by Todd McFarlane and David Michelinie. Full disclosure: this reviewer knows practically nothing about the character Venom, save what is in Wikipedia was in the 2007 SPIDER-MAN 3 movie, where he was played by […]Read On »

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Interview: Todd McFarlane on SUPERHEROES: A NEVER-ENDING BATTLE

SUPERHEROES A NEVER-ENDING BATTLE | (c) 2013 PBS

SUPERHEROES: A NEVER-ENDING BATTLE is a three-hour documentary on comic books and the culture they’ve created that airs Tuesday October 15 on PBS. Documentarian Michael Kantor says, “We made this series so that no parent would ever throw out their kids’ comic books again. This series is not just for comic book geeks – it’s funded both by the National Endowment of the Arts and the National Endowment of Humanities, and it contextualizes the stories of comic book superheroes within the greater history, that of the Great Depression, World War II, the congressional witch hunts of the 1950s, the Watergate […]Read On »

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SDCC 2011 News: The scoop on superhero comic BLOOD RED DRAGON from Stan Lee and recording artist Yoshiki

BLOOD RED DRAGON | ©2011 Image Comics

Comic book legend Stan Lee and world-renowned recording artist Toshiki have partnered up for a new superhero comic book series BLOOD RED DRAGON which is being released through Todd McFarlane’s Image Comics. At the 2011 San Diego Comic-Con, they spoke a bit about the project which is scripted by Jon Goff and deals with a new protector of earth dealing with the armies of darkness called Oblivion. “Yoshiki is a hero like no hero you’ve ever seen before,” says Lee. “He’s a hero who is great rock musician – and a classic musician.” “We came up with the name BLOOD […]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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