The "Doctor Who" television series kicks off its two-part finale this weekend with Friday's "The End of Time: Part One," and as "Who" fans are well aware, the next two episodes mark both the end of the current season and the conclusion of actor David Tennant's celebrated run as the time- and space-traveling adventurer known as The Doctor.
I've made no secret of my obsession with the long-running British science-fiction series, so when I had the chance to chat with Tennant about the series, the conversation covered a wide range of topics — including the state of "Doctor Who" comics. And just for kicks, I brought along a copy of "Doctor Who: The Forgotten," IDW Publishing's 2009 series by writer Tony Lee and artist Pia Guerra (with a great cover by Ben Templesmith).
"In Britain, we have 'Doctor Who Magazine' and we have 'Doctor Who Adventures,' which is for kids and [the magazine] is for a slightly older audience, and they both have comic strips," said Tennant. "One of the things I'm going to miss is being in a comic strip every week. It tickles a curious part of one's vanity, and I'll miss that." Read More...
Next year's big-screen reboot of the "A-Team" will be one of many films receiving some attention from the comic book world in advance of its arrival in theaters. IDW Publishing will be launching not one, but two series following Hannibal, B.A. Baracus and the rest of their mercenary crew.
Titled "The A-Team: Shotgun Wedding" and "The A-Team: War Stories," the two series will not only feature the beloved television series' characters (in the likenesses of the new actors playing them), but also offer up some brand new stories of their adventures.
IDW has offered Splash Page readers the first peek at some early art from "The A-Team: Shotgun Wedding," written by Joe Carnahan and Tom Waltz with art from Stephen Mooney — including the ridiculously cool covers to the first and second issues, as well as several inked pages.
(Oh, and is that a Sarah Palin cameo we see?) Read More...
Sure, a lot of attention's been paid to Sunnydale's favorite vampire slayer, Buffy, but she's not the only character from Joss Whedon's "Buffy-verse" to make a successful transition from television to comics. IDW Publishing's ongoing "Angel" series continues this week as a new writer begins scripting the adventures of Angel, the vampire with a soul (played by David Boreanaz in the television series), and his demon-slaying crew.
"Fables" creator Bill Willingham jumps on board as the series' regular writer with issue #28, kicking off a six-part arc titled "The Crown Prince Syndrome." The storyline promises to explore Angel's new celebrity and the problems it creates — including a distinct lack of quality brooding time.
IDW has provided Splash Page readers with an exclusive first look at "Angel" #28, featuring a story by Willingham, interior art by Brian Denham and covers by Denham, Jenny Frison and David Messina. Read More...
[SPOILER ALERT] Of all the scares delivered throughout the course of Paramount's "Paranormal Activity," it's shocking and unresolved ending is what really haunted many viewers.
Now, with the release of "Paranormal Activity: The Search for Katie," IDW is uniting the team of writer Scott Lobdell ("X-Men") and artist Mark Badger to provide viewers with some answers.
The story, available through iTunes for Apple's iPhone and iPod Touch, explores what happens after the film concludes and follows the mentioned, but never seen, demonologist Dr. Johann Averys on his search for the demon-plagued Katie. Read More...
It's that time of year again, folks. Special holiday-themed issues of comics will start appearing on shelves, and Santa Claus will start making cameos in every story you read. Heck, even the Ghostbusters are getting in on the Christmas action.
In IDW Publishing's "Ghostbusters Holiday Special: Past, Present, and Future" (hitting shelves next week), Peter Venkman and the rest of the gang will face off against some familiar spirits as they skip out on holiday parties for a chance to do some very lucrative ghost-busting. Yes, the team will be taking on the spirits of Christmas past, present and future at the behest of a grumpy (but insanely wealthy) client who's had enough of being shown the error of his ways.
Written by Rob Williams with art from Diego Jourdan and Nick Runge, the one-shot story will arrive on shelves December 9. IDW Publishing has provided Splash Page readers with the first exclusive look at "Ghostbusters Holiday Special: Past, Present and Future."
With filming of “30 Days of Night: Dark Days”, currently underway in Canada, Steve Niles — the writer and creator of “30 Days” — is hinting that more sequels may follow.
"Right now we’re just trying to get this one in the can," said Niles in an interview with Bloody Disgusting. "If that goes well, we’re set up to move forward. We got a great young cast that we can bring along if this works out well, and we’ll be ready to keep going with the story. Plus, the comics are done. God, what do we have, like seven different graphic novels now if it actually took off?"
“30 Days of Night” was first published in 2002 as a three issue miniseries by IDW with Niles and artist Ben Templesmith as the creative team. The story follows the residents of a small town in Alaska who must endure a siege of vampires during an extended period without sunlight. A feature film adaptation was released in 2007 starring Josh Hartnett as Sheriff Eben Olemaun and Melissa George as his estranged wife Stella. Read More...
Last week, we gave you an exclusive peek at "Transformers: Continuum," the one-shot comic that catches readers up with the current Transformers continuity before IDW Publishing kicks off its new, ongoing series featuring the robots in disguise. The first issue of "Transformers" #1 arrived on shelves today, but the publisher has already announced two big happenings in the series' premiere issue.
Consider this your SPOILER ALERT, folks — but I guess the headline already gave this one away.
IDW has revealed that the Autobots' iconic leader, Optimus Prime, will be leaving office at the end of the first issue, concerned that the Autobots' war with the Decepticons has actually done more harm than good for the inhabitants of Earth. And if you're the sort that doesn't mind reading the last page first, you're in luck — because we have the final page of "Transformers" #1. Read More...
Peter S. Beagle’s 1968 novel "The Last Unicorn" (which was later adapted into an animated film in 1982) will now be adapted into a six-issue comic book series from IDW Publishing.
The series will kick off in April 2010, and will be adapted from Beagle's novel by writer Peter B. Gillis — who also happens to be the writer behind one of our favorite series around Splash Page HQ, the early-'80s Marvel series "Strikeforce: Morituri" (recently mentioned in our "Scariest Comics We've ever Read" list). Art for the miniseries will be provided by Renae De Liz and her husband Ray Dillon.
EDITOR'S NOTE: Each week, MTV Movies Blog subjects two women with very different tastes in horror movies to the highs and lows of the genre, then records their discussion of the films. This time around, the "Gore Girls" tackled David Slade's "30 Days of Night"—an adaptation of Steve Niles and Ben Templesmith's vampire tale set in Alaska. Be sure to check out MoviesBlog.MTV.com for more from the "Gore Girls." -RM
Welcome to Gore Girls! MTV contributor Terri Schwartz doesn't know crap about the horror genre, and she's volunteered to be our Movies Blog guinea pig. She has a good guide too. Fellow contributor Jenni Miller is a bonafide horror enthusiast, and she's willing to walk Terri through her formative experiences with blood, guts, monsters and maniacs. Together, this dynamic duo are THE GORE GIRLS!!! Good luck Terri... you're definitely going to need it.
Our vampire-themed month for the Gore Girls continues today with "30 Days of Night." The setup is actually pretty ingenious for a vampire movie. The blood-suckers hate sunlight, right? And Alaska has, what, 100 days or so of sunlight each year? There's no better place for them to call home, provided they can survive that long hibernation. And "30 Days of Night" has the added bonus of being directed by David Slade, who just wrapped filming on the third "Twilight" movie, "Eclipse." Take it away, Jenni and Terri.
Continue Reading: '30 Days Of Night' Leaves MTV's Gore Girls Lost In The Alaskan Wilderness
A new chapter begins in the Transformers universe this month as IDW Publishing launches a regular, ongoing "Transformers" comic book series featuring Optimus Prime, Megatron and the rest of the robots in disguise.
However, before the new series can kick off, there's a lot of "Transformers" history to make sense of and fit into the property's comic book history. That's why IDW is releasing "Transformers: Continuum" this week, featuring a 32-page, ad-free take on the key players in the next stage of Transformers lore, covering everything from "Infiltration" to the recent "All Hail Megatron" series.
IDW has offered Splash Page readers an exclusive preview at "Transformers: Continuum," featuring a story by Andy Schmidt and art by Ken Christensen. Read More...