Manga publisher Kodansha has revealed three volumes it plans to publish digitally in English next month: Raised by the Demon Kings, The Cafe Terrace and its Goddesses, and Gamaran: Shuma. None are seasonally themed (well, that first one could be interpreted as such, but it’s not really “scary”).
Rick and Morty vs. Cthulhu seems like an idea whose time has come. Or rather, an idea that’s been teased as long as the show has existed. The final shot of the opening sequence in EVERY episode is Rick, Morty and Summer speeding away in a spaceship, being chased by Lovecraft’s most famous monster, who then swallows the screen. Like that box of “Time Travel Stuff,” it seems Cthulhu is a thing the show will forever tease but never actually do…which means it’s up to the comics.
Public domain is the status of characters like Huckleberry Finn, Zorro, Cinderella, and Sherlock Holmes. Their creators passed away over 70 years. That means they do not belong to a family or company anymore. Once a character reaches this status, Every Filmmaker can make their own interpretation of them without any consequences. We have a Winnie the Pooh horror movie and a movie where Zorro is gay.
How will DC wrap up an eventful, Crisis-loaded 2022? Find out as we dive into the December Solicitations that were released today.
I’ve mouthed off before about Sam Raimi throwing the character of Scarlet Witch under the bus in Doctor Strange In The Multiverse Of Madness. Not only does Wanda Maximoff suddenly turning murderous and crazy clash with all previous cinematic portrayals of her, the character is now damaged so badly it makes all future potential storylines impossible (assuming she even lived). My biggest problem is the fact that the MCU versions of these characters are the ones Average Joes will be most familiar with. I’ll have to run around with a sign that says “Scarlet Witch isn’t really like this!”
Marvel vs. DC is one of the games listed to a poll created by Ed Boon. Injustice 3 and the Next Mortal Kombat are also on the list. 41.1% goes to Marvel vs. DC.
In 1987, Kevin Eastman and Peter Laird cooked up an interesting idea for a Ninja Turtles comic, The Last Ronin. For unknown reasons, however, they never got around to turning the script into a book. Decades later, IDW decided to resurrect the lost story and print it in the form of five trade-format volumes. The Last Ronin was concluded with #5 last April and more recently, IDW published the complete story in one hardcover volume.
DC has revealed its lineup of comics for November and there’s not a turkey among them! ….We think. I mean, we can’t actually see them, we can’t really make that promise, can we…
Godzilla has had a comic book presence for decades, but under IDW’s licensor-ship, he’s mostly been socking around other IPs in crossover specials. But he DOES get his own solo adventures from time to time, and another one is coming up.
What has DC got in store for October? Apparently, lots and lots of books starring Batman’s villains. It’s truly their month, with several debuting within days of each other. Has Joker taken control of the DC printing facilities? Or is this a side effect of the Discovery merger thing? Is Joker working WITH Discovery? The horror…
IDW has had the Star Trek license for a while, but for the most part they have based their stories on pre-existing variants of Trek, sticking to Kirk, Picard, and whoever else has served as captain of the bridge. But since there’s no shortage of official Trek shows these days, they’re gonna have to do something special to stand out. Introducing the all-new Star Trek #1, the first in an ongoing series with a brand-new, never-before-seen* crew.