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Who doesn't like magical houses and demons that turn into metal keys? Well, I'm sure not a lot of you do...and come to think of it I don't know how much I would like that, either. I love horror and comics, though, which is why I'm so excited for Audible's adaptation of Joe Hill and Gabriel Rodriguez's graphic novel Locke & Key.
Yes, I know it's "just" an audio play, but I don't care. My ear-holes are going to be so goddamn happy.
THEY FIGHT CRIME. WE SLEEP. (Bizarro Au Go-Go, via Fashionably Geek)
But will there be awesome rugs?
Mark Romanek is best known for his work on music videos for artists like Madonna but it looks like he may be taking a vacation to Overlook Hotel soon.
Things We Saw Today
You can always count on Nerdache Cakes to deliver the very best in nerdy confections. You can see the matching TARDIS cupcake over on their Tumblr
Is this better than a TV pilot? Probably.
At least something good came out of Fox TV's decision not to pick up the DreamWorks produced Locke & Key pilot that made the rounds in 2011 -- now Universal has acquired the rights to adapt the beloved comic book series into a movie trilogy, and they've gotten some amazing writers to do it. Hooray! Big screen Lovecraftian horrors for everyone!
It's official - Joe Hill
and Gabriel Rodriguez’s Locke & Key
is going to be a movie. Alex Kurtzman
and Roberto Orci
(of Star Trek
fame) and Bobby Cohen
will produce for Universal.
Vital Information for Your Everyday Life
It's a fact: every time the Hugos or the Eisners or the Harvey awards get announced, you sweep your eyes down a list of books, stories, comics, and movies that you totally meant to read this year, everybody said they were so good, but you never really get around to it. Or, you say to yourself, awesome, I have a new reading list! And then you never actually follow through.
Worry not. Here are all of the nominees for the 2013 Hugo Awards for excellence in science fiction and fantasy, with, wherever possible, links to excerpts and in some cases the full work available online, right now, for free. Get your read on!
Ph'nglui mglw'nafh Cthulhu R'lyeh wgah'nagl fhtagn
Just in time for the apocalypse, some tools to stop that kind of thing from happening. Skelton Crew Studio
, the folks who have been producing amazing replicas of the keys
from Joe Hill's
IDW horror series Locke & Key
, the recent Chew
project, and the just announced Mouse Guard line,
have acquires the rights to Mike Mignola's Hellboy
. Specifically to create the "Artifact Archive Collection." Above are the first prototypes of Bog Roosh’s Nail, Bishop Zrinyi’s Button and the Elf Shot. “I’m approaching these as pieces that would have been in the pouches of Hellboy’s belt orpicked up in B.P.R.D. members’ travels,” said Israel Skelton
, owner of Skelton Crew Studio.“The possibilities are almost endless and so awesome.” Mignola himself said he's "very excited" about the project. Expect to be able to purchase the finished props winter of 2013 and check out all of Skelton Crew Studio's products here
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Whether the giftee in question is a comics geek, a film geek, an animation geek, whatever—there's something to be found for them on this list. You can thank us later.
and Gabriel Rodriguez's Locke & Key
comic from IDW was once developed as a television series at Fox. Unfortunately the pilot wasn't picked up but there's good news on the horizon. The horror series may have a new home on the big screen thanks to Star Trek's Alex Kurtzman
and Roberto Orci
is continuing along the bumpy road post-Potterdom. His next acting project will be Horns
, comic writer and novelist Joe Hill's
supernatural thriller about a man who wakes up one day to find...you guessed it, horns growing from his head.
Way back in the earlier part of this year Neil Gaiman
decided that it was really too bad that we, as a culture, didn’t have a holiday that was just about giving books to people. Thus: All Hallows Read, an exciting new tradition of giving people the gift of a scary book or story on Halloween. We’re no strangers to devouring a book ourselves, so we offer you not just ten, as these things usually go, but a full thirty
scary books, stories, and comics for your reading pleasure.
Things We Saw Today
I apologize if I just burned out your eyeballs but hopefully I succeeded in making you shoot soda out of your nose instead. This delightful image of the Crazy Cat Lady from the Simpsons
getting it on with Batman comes to us via The Line It Is Drawn on Comic Book Resources
. You can thank artist Michael Magtanong
for this comic book character/Simpsons
character combo. What else did we see today? Hit the jump to find out!
Lev Grossman's novel The Magicians, which I can only describe as a combination of Harry Potter and the Chronicles of Narnia for adults, is going to be adapted to the small screen. As a big fan of the book I'm very excited but there's even better news. It's going to be written by X-Men: First Class/Thor scribes Ashley Miller and Zack Stentz.
All summer long, we heard about a pilot that was shot, a TV adaptation of the IDW
title Locke & Key
, that could not find a home. Both Fox
had the chance to pick it up, but both passed, mostly due to budgetary reasons. But the pilot itself, which was shown at San Diego Comic Con this year, has been getting great buzz and those who have seen it are starting to really push for someone to pick it up. And now that MTV is looking at Locke & Key
, there might be a glimmer of hope for another high-quality, supernaturally-themed show. But that's a big "maybe."
Some vague news about David E. Kelley
's new Wonder Woman
series is coming through the wires today saying that it's been picked up
for a full series. This would be a good sign of the quality of the show (among television executives and test audiences, at least), but its fate still looks a bit unclear for the moment.