Mike is joined this week by staffers Victoria and Eric. They discuss the TV Upfronts, Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D, The Gremlins remake, Big Hero 6 and just J.J. Abrams said “Star Trek was too philosophical for me.” Shout outs included Rare Earth Comics (http://rareearthcomics.com/) and Gentleman Baby Comics (http://www.gentlemanbabycomics.com/) Also talked about how you kill a Batman movie franchise. Viva Geek Revolution!
Comic book “artist” and jeans model Rob Liefeld is on Kickstarter asking for money to give away a free comic. For some reason, this fills me with a white-hot rage. The great thing about Kickstarter is that anyone can use it, and it can bring projects that would otherwise not exist to life. The downside is that anyone can use it, and that apparently includes millionaires with so little faith in their own work that they’re not willing to put $17,500 of their own money on the line. Continue reading
DC Comics recently confirmed that Grant Morrison and Yanick Paquette will be bringing us Wonder Woman: Earth One. Details are sparse at the moment, since the book isn’t likely to release before 2014, but DC did give us a sneak peak at one page of Paquette’s pencils.
Hit! is the first comic book from Tallahassee publisher Gentleman Baby Comics (gentlemanbabycomics.com), and the first comic by writer Craig Schroeder and artist Daniel Hooker. It tells the story of Connor Connolly, a hitman for the Irish mob, as he confronts both his past and his employer, mob boss Patrick O’Reilly.
Whatever the “Justice League problem” means to you, Lord knows there is one. Warner Bros. was originally set on the idea of bringing this team of DC heroes to the big screen, but have since faltered and are now relying on whether the upcoming ‘Man of Steel‘ succeeds or not to make that decision for them. Still there are many concerns from fans and execs alike about realizing this particular set of characters, but could one of the top working writers of the day, Damon Lindelof, have a solution? Continue reading
By now pretty much everyone knows that J.J. Abrams is (or at least was) a self-professed non-fan of “Star Trek.” But just in case there are still a few Trekkies out there who still aren’t aware that the rebooted series of their beloved franchise is being helmed by a former non-believer, Abrams is continuing to make that fact known upon the eve of the U.S. release of “Star Trek Into Darkness.” Continue reading
In case you just hopped on the MMO bandwagon with the release of Star Wars: The Old Republic, it’s not a massively multiplayer party until the anthropomorphic animals arrive. The original EverQuest had the Vah Shir, World of Warcraft has Worgen and now Pandas, and The Old Republic has the Cathar, a race of intergalactic kitty people. Continue reading
You know you’re getting old when legendary PC developer Sid Meier gives interviews about his foray into mobile gaming. It’s not as bad as it sounds, though, because the man behind theCivilization series tells GamesIndustry.biz that the core gaming audience is still driving the industry regardless of platform. Continue reading
‘Frostbite Go’ is a mobile-optimized version of the tech developer DICE uses to power its Battlefield games. Continue reading
Another MMORPG will make the switch from subscriptions to a free-to-play format next month. Trion Worlds today announced its first game, the fantasy MMORPG Rift, will go free-to-play starting June 12. Continue reading