Tuesday, April 19, 2011
Want more clues about this summer's epic TITANS' storyline, "The Methuselah Imperative?" Then click on the title of this blog post and be taken to my new interview at NEWSARAMA. Get a preview of coming attractions and find out the latest about Ray Palmer & the JLA's quest to avenge Ryan Choi's death, Jericho's return, Osiris and Isis's efforts to rule Kahndaq, the redemption of Roy Harper aka Arsenal, and the culmination of Deathstroke's master plan.
THE METHUSELAH IMPERATIVE is a 3-part story that starts July 6, 2011 at comic shops everywhere.
Part 1 - TITANS ANNUAL #1
Part 2 - TITANS #37
Part 3 - TITANS #38
Friday, April 15, 2011
Been searching for us for quite a while, haven't you? Well... SEARCH NO LONGER. Because your favorite science fiction-comedy-drama-TV-spectacular-full-of-awesomey-goodness is BACK.
EUREKA returns to Syfy on Monday, July 11th at our new, family-friendly time: 8PM.
So tune in and find out what Sheriff Carter and all your favorite residents of America's weirdest town have been up to lately. It's gonna be a blast!
(Yup, I write more than just comic books.)
Wednesday, April 13, 2011
How defeat a foe when you can't even see? And why does DRAGO hate DEATHSTROKE so much? Also, what happens when superpowered siblings ISIS and OSIRIS have a family quarrel and all of Philadelphia gets stuck in the middle? The answers await you in TITANS #34, which is out today.
And as the "Broken Promises" arc continues... look for clues in this issue that tie directly into the big Summer Titans event: THE METHUSELAH IMPERATIVE. Guest starring JERICHO!
Friday, April 8, 2011
Yes, Titans fans. You read that correctly. Jericho will be coming back to the pages of TITANS. It's all part of this summer's big Titans storyline, "THE METHUSELAH IMPERATIVE," which begins with PART ONE this July in the TITANS ANNUAL #1. The picture above is the cover for TITANS #37, which is PART TWO. This storyline, which will change the Titans forever, concludes in TITANS #38, which will feature more guest stars.
Want to know MORE about Jericho's return and get a preview of "The Methuselah Imperative?" Then hop over to my interview at DC Comics's blog, THE SOURCE. Just click on the title of this posting and you'll be taken there.
Oh, and if you want to find out clues as to how and why Jericho's coming back, pick up "Broken Promises, Part 2: Divided We Fall" next week in TITANS #34 for a major clue.
Saturday, April 2, 2011
It's my second day here at San Francisco's most excellent WONDERCON, and I must say to anyone thinking of going next year... JUST DO IT. It's just like the San Diego Comic Con, only smaller and less insane. Which means there are no long lines, but still tons of stuff to do. Plus downtown SF is just gorgeous.
Now I've seen a TON of costumes this weekend, most of them far more revealing than the three guys pictured above. But these are my favorites at WonderCon so far. Why? Did I mention I'm a THOR nut? Well, while I'm excited about the upcoming movie... it's the original Thor comics I read as a kid that are closest to my heart. And the guys pictured above have captured that childhood perfectly.
VOLSTAGG, HOGUN, and FANDRAL (from left to right) or THE WARRIORS THREE as they are known to old school Marvel fans are essentially Thor's POSSE in Asgard. They won't look like this in the Thor movie that comes out this May. This is what their original costumes looked like, i.e. the ones I grew up with and still LOVE. So kudos to some fellow fans for showing up with the Old School Asgardian Love.
I have not read GAME OF THRONES or any of the books in George R.R. Martin's fantasy series. But man, I am soooooo excited to watch the show on HBO in a couple of weeks. So when I found out THE actual "throne" was here at WonderCon and you could sit in it and get your picture taken, I jumped at the chance. That's Yours Truly below holding court at the HBO booth.
And although I wasn't on it, today's DC UNIVERSE PANEL was great. Hilarious, but great. Great because look at who was on it:
That's (from left to right) super-editor EDDIE BERGANZA, genius "Titans" artist PHILIP TAN, and brilliant writers MARV "Teen Titans" WOLFMAN, JUDD "JL: Generation Lost" WINICK, and JAMES "Starman," "JLA" ROBINSON. I say the panel was hilarious because there was so much the panelists COULDN'T REVEAL about what's coming up in the DCU. But what Marv could finally reveal is that the long-awaited TEEN TITANS original graphic novel that he and George Perez have been working on for 20+ years is DONE. Look for it to hit shelves September 2011.
I'll leave you with a shot of lovely downtown San Francisco, where WonderCon is being held. More soon...
Friday, April 1, 2011
Cool logo, eh?
Well I had to wait in line with about 6,000 other people for WB's special GREEN LANTERN MOVIE PRESENTATION, but thankfully we all (I hope!) managed to get in. Was it worth it?
My boss aka superstar comic writer GEOFF JOHNS kicked things off... pumping up the crowd, then unveiling several minutes of BRAND NEW FOOTAGE. People, OA LOOKS TOTALLY BADASSED! Seriously, there's so much alien-VFX that the movie looks like a STAR WARS film at times (and I mean that in the GOOD way...).
But in addition to cool visual effects, the new scenes contained a wonderful combination of SUPERMAN: THE MOVIE grandeur and IRON MAN-esque humor. Needless to say, I'm soooooooooooooo PUMPED to see this movie now. I really think summer movie fans are gonna love this one. And comic fans, YOU'RE GONNA FREAK OUT.
After the new footage and massive applause from 6,000+ geeks, Geoff introduced the stars of the movie. First up... BLAKE LIVELY.
Now I don't watch GOSSIP GIRL, so I really didn't know what to expect from her. But she came across as humble, charming, and funny... so this bodes well. However...
...RYAN REYNOLDS STOLE THE SHOW.
But then why aren't you surprised? I love this dude! I dug him in THE AMITYVILLE HORROR. He was cool in BLADE: TRINITY. So as soon as it was announced he would play Hal Jordon, I was already on board. Now, having listened to him talk about his experience filming the movie, getting to know the character, and his hopes for future Green Lantern movies, I gotta say I think he's the perfect choice. Just like Robert Downey, Jr. MADE Iron Man his own, I think Ryan has the ability to do the same with GL.
Can't wait for June 17th.
DAY ONE is already underway here at San Francisco's WonderCon and hopefully you're already here! What's that? YOU'RE NOT? Well, there's still time as the festivities run through Sunday. So if you the Northern California, come on down!
As you can see, there's a cool DOCTOR WHO presence here this year. I'm looking forward to hearing the Who panel on Sunday and hear superscribe NEIL GAIMAN talk about his episode.
I was also on today's DC NATION PANEL with number DC big wigs, including Dan DiDio, JT Krul, Frank Quietly, Francis Manipul, and Len Wein to name a few. Unfortunately, I couldn't take a picture of myself... so I took one of the DC logo on the big screen after the panel was over. But good news: the panel is being rebroadcast on Sirius/XM, so you'll be able to catch it at some point. Just wish I'd actually said something impressive, because--sadly--I did not. Oh, well!
There were a few Osiris, Titans, & Black Adam fans in the audience, which was encouraging. Thanks to those folks for coming out and supporting TITANS & SHAZAM.
Above is a look at the convention floor Friday afternoon. Not crowded at all like San Diego. And very family friendly!
Coming soon: MORE FROM WONDERCON 2011