October 4, 2013 |
With the popularity of superheroes ever on the rise, it's no surprise that Halloween would be one of the most popular times of the year to dress as one. I mean, outside of a comic convention, you're hardly ever going to find grown-ups dressed as Superman or Lara Croft most other days. Well, now you can dress as a character from the classic 1960's Batman television series, that wonderfully campy show starring Adam West and Burt Ward . Rubies Costume Co. is producing these rather nifty get-ups (see gallery above)
February 19, 2014 |
Jada Pinkett Smith is breaking bad. The "HawthoRNe" actress has been cast as gangster boss Fish Mooney in the upcoming Fox drama "Gotham. " "A sadistic gangster boss and nightclub owner, Fish Mooney's got the street smarts and almost extra-sensory abilities to read people like an open book," a Warner Bros. Television press release says. "Imposing and hotheaded, she's not one to be crossed. " Based upon characters published by DC Comics, the one-hour drama charts the origins of Commissioner James Gordon and the villains that made Gotham famous.
February 11, 2014 |
"Gotham" has found its first villain. Robin Lord Taylor will play a young Oswald Cobblepot, aka The Penguin, in the upcoming Fox series that will follow the early career of Commissioner James Gordon - and Batman's future foes. Warner Bros. Television already announced that former "Southland" and "The O.C. " star Ben McKenzie will play a young Det. Jim Gordon. Now it has announced four other regular cast members who will populate Gotham City. Taylor ("Another Earth," "The Walking Dead")
February 13, 2013 |
This week has been a tough one for me, both as a fan of comics & science fiction AND as a professional writer. See, for the last few days, comic book readers have been debating DC Comics ' hiring of Orson Scott Card to write a Superman story for their Digital First initiative. Card is best known for writing “ Ender's Game ” the Hugo Award winning science fiction novel and one of my all-time favorite books. So what's the problem, you ask? Well, it just so happens that Orson Scott Card is ...
July 30, 2013 |
While the big announcement at San Diego Comic-Con (SDCC) was about Superman and Batman finally meeting in the modern live-action era, the question that followed was "when are we getting a Justice League movie?" And while some may think that getting the JLA together on the big screen is a daunting task, the folks over at DC Entertainment's animated movie department have been doing it rather effortlessly. Their latest effort comes in the feature-length "Justice League: The Flash Paradox" which brings all of the DCU's...
June 11, 2012 |
When it was announced about a week ago that DC Comics was "re-creating" Alan Scott, the original Green Lantern , as a gay character , the news was met with mixed reactions. Of course you had those who decried it, those who applauded it, and those who - like me and indie comic creator Brian Andersen - thought the news would be bigger. Knowing that he is one of the coolest and most outspoken creators out there, I asked Brian to offer his two cents on Alan Scott and what it means to him as a gay man, and what it could mean GLBT comic...