by Rebecca Pahle | 3:30 pm, November 20th, 2013
It’s October 28th already, and you don’t have a Halloween costume. But worry not, because we’ve got your back.
What's with the name?
by Rebecca Pahle | 3:30 pm, November 20th, 2013
by Jill Pantozzi | 4:35 pm, November 15th, 2013
If you watch the comic book world as closely as I do, you might have noticed the wind changing direction. Specifically in the last week. Recent events have led to both men and women’s eyes being opened to a dark side of the community. These same events have also rallied many to do something about it. Find out how one creator speaking out about harassment has caused more than just a stir.READ MORE
by Susana Polo | 2:46 pm, October 7th, 2013
Twitter, like most internet services that grow to global size and then wind up to go public, has been looking for ways to make itself seem useful to people who would actually pay for its service: media companies and folks in public relations. Its partnership with Nielsen (of Nielsen ratings, the audience research standard by which American television is judged) is certainly a bid to try and get television studios to want to pay money for better Twitter services by demonstrating how powerful Twitter engagement can be. And sure, if it succeeds, it’ll make Twitter some money, but it could also lead to an entirely different way of judging the strength of an audience.
Because, as it turns out, the overlap between shows that scored high on Nielsen ratings and the shows that were most Tweeted about a few weeks ago is almost non-existent.READ MORE
by Susana Polo | 12:36 pm, October 3rd, 2013
The Hollywood Reporter is saying that 20th Century Fox just finalized a deal with Boom Studios that would give the movie studio first-look rights on any movie adaptation based on a Boom! Studios property, in many ways meaning that Boom! is not tied to Fox as Marvel is tied to Disney and DC is to Warner Bros.
Wait! Don’t leave! According to THR the agreement is pretty unique in the field of comic studios with exclusive licensing deals with movie studios, especially where creators rights are concerned.READ MORE
by Susana Polo | 2:46 pm, July 10th, 2013
I can’t blame you if you haven’t been following the Department of Justice’s suit against Apple and (originally) five other book publishers for price fixing in the eBook market. It’s kind of arcane and weird, but it’s an arcane and weird thing that may affect the entire electronic book market, and if you’re the kind of book reader who looks at gamers flipping out about DRM that places unreasonable requirements on the user and thinks “there but for the grace of God go I,” you might want to pay attention. Just in case.READ MORE
by Susana Polo | 2:45 pm, June 24th, 2013
If you’re familiar with Boom! and Archaia as comics publishers, it could be for any of more than two dozen licensed lines of comics based on television, animation, movies and kids fare, as well as any of the original creator owned books the two comics publishers put out. Boom! especially, has acquired the comic making rights to a lot of our favorite stuff, like Adventure Time, The Muppet Show, and The Regular Show, and done very good work with them. Any fans of genderswap Adventure Time characters Fionna and Cake really owe it to themselves to check out their comic book miniseries, for example. Today, Boom! announced that they’ll be expanding with the acquisition of Archaia Studios, the publisher behind Mouse Guard and the comic adaptations of Jim Henson Productions IP like Fraggle Rock and The Dark Crystal.READ MORE
by Rebecca Pahle | 12:55 pm, May 27th, 2013
Rodham will follow former Secretary of State/Senator/first lady/gift to the world (though that last one isn’t former) Hillary Clinton during her early lawyering days, when she “finds herself forced to choose between a destined path to the White House and her unresolved feelings for Bill Clinton, her former boyfriend who now teaches law in Arkansas.” The movie already has a screenwriter and a director, and now The Independent has named a several actresses who are reportedly being considered for the title role.READ MORE
by Susana Polo | 12:28 pm, May 24th, 2013
When Bryan Singer announced not just the presence of Quicksilver, but the casting of his character yesterday, it shocked people. Well, it shocked people who heard about it. And who also know that Joss Whedon has confirmed that Scarlet Witch and Quicksilver are going to be in The Avengers 2. And who also know that Scarlet Witch and Quicksilver are mutants. And who also know that mutant characters were thought to all have been licensed to Fox.
So it shocked, well, some, who wondered whether this was the first salvo in a legal battle over who has the licensing rights to a couple of characters who are equally mutants and Avengers, or even whether this was the first unlooked for sign of a possible crossover between the X-Men movie continuity and the Marvel Cinematic universe.READ MORE
by Jill Pantozzi | 1:16 pm, April 30th, 2013
We admit, part of the reason we find this Hitler Learns video so funny is because it touches on comic book journalism, something we’re actually a part of. While The Mary Sue may not be solely about comics, we’re fans of many sites that are, so we were bummed to hear AOL shuttered Comics Alliance yesterday and left a gaping hole in great comic book coverage. In response, Zack Smith of Newsarama and MTV Geek put together this video. Hopefully you will appreciate it as much as we did.
by Susana Polo | 2:00 pm, April 23rd, 2013
Cheeky, cheeky, Netflix, putting one of your own original series here. The day may come when we see HBO shows available to stream on Netflix. A day may come when the courage of men fails, when we forsake our friends, and break all bonds of fellowship. But it is not this day.
Not now that more Americans can watch Netflix than HBO.READ MORE