FROM MTV GEEK
Not even Earth's Mightiest Heroes could prevent the devastation caused by Hurricane Sandy, but that doesn't mean one of Marvel's mightiest writers can't do some good now.
Matt Fraction, author of "Hawkeye" for Marvel Comics, has announced that the upcoming seventh issue of the series will be a Sandy-dedicated affair, featuring Clint Barton and Kate Bishop in a two-part story taking place in Brooklyn and New Jersey — and Fraction is taking a cue from Hawkeye's heroic ways, donating all of the royalties he'd normally earn from the issue to the American Red Cross.
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If anyone can sympathize with George Lucas amid all of the criticism he's recently received over the new Star Wars Blu-ray changes, it's comic book creators. Ron Marz and Eric Canete both came to the franchise founder's defense with some stern words today.
On a much more serious note, creators have been banding together to raise money to help cartoonist Dylan Williams, who's currently battling cancer. If you want to help out, you could do a lot worse than picking up the Batwoman artwork that Steve Lieber put up on eBay. Check out a link to that, pressing questions and a proposed casting choice for a "Stronium Dog" movie.
I'm @brianwarmoth, and this is the Twitter Report for September 1, 2011.
"Conan the Barbarian" may attract some audience members based solely on its bare-chested sword fights and monsters this week. For Matt Fraction, however, the key selling point seems to be Morgan Freeman's voice (or that of someone who sounds suspiciously similar to Freeman).
Joe Hill, meanwhile, dug BBC America's new spy show "The Hours." His micro-review, a hint about a change in "Batman Beyond" and a tease from Fred Van Lente about a new project he's working on piqued our interest in the feed this morning and made the retweet list.
I'm @brianwarmoth, and this is the Twitter Report for August 18, 2011.
The wildest week on the comic book industry calendar is officially underway in San Diego right now. Opening night tweets percolated out of Comic-Con International last night, featuring fear, costumes and even some humility (for charity) from Brian Michael Bendis.
Apple's new operating system upgrade was also a popular source of stress and delight yesterday. Creators collectively assessed which scanners and apps on their desktops managed to be compatible with OS X Lion, and Mitch Breitweiser predicted the future of Apple computing. His thoughts, Dan Slott on "Captain America: The First Avenger" and Matt Fraction's space shuttle contemplation ranked atop our list of favorite tweets list after the jump.
I'm @brianwarmoth, and this is the Twitter Report for July 21, 2011. Read More...
If there's one thing that heavy movie-watching Internet users cared about on the Internet yesterday, it was Netflix's announcement that they would be overhauling their payment and service plan models. Costs may go down or up, depending on what your habits are, and Brian Denham and Stephen Colbert expressed their own unique frustrations regarding the changes.
Matt Fraction, meanwhile, experienced some all-caps excitement talking about his hopes for Jason Statham in "Crank 3." You may feel similar adrenaline levels when you see Duncan Fegredo's Hellboy commission that he shared this morning. There's a link below, along with a couple of Google+ assessments and Hellboy drawing advice from none other than Chris Burnham.
I'm @brianwarmoth, and this is the Twitter Report for July 13, 2011. Read More...
Amid all the hubbub over the last week about Superman renouncing his U.S. citizenship, many critics forgot to consider what would happen with Bizarro. Luckily, Stephen Colbert raised the issue, and I think DC Comics should hire him to write at least a one-shot about the premise.
In the meantime, "Thor" opinions are still flying around. Today's list features not only reactions to Heimdall and the film more broadly, but also Mike Norton's personal review of the Thor Slurpees at 7-Eleven. Inform yourself about these topics, "Priest" and Stan Lee's latest voice-acting work after the jump.
I'm @brianwarmoth, and this is the Twitter Report for May 6, 2011. Read More...
Twitter provided a small window into the "Thor" premiere last night, thanks to some photo posts from Brian Michael Bendis and Kelly Sue DeConnick. If they make you feel left out, I suggest you redouble your efforts to become an A-list Marvel talent in time for "The Avengers," because that sounds like the best way to get a shot at being on Marvel Studios' invite list.
"The Avengers" has been generating chatter as well, both because of how "Thor" feeds into it and because there's talk that someone managed to steal a script. Jason Aaron wants to put Wolverine on the case. Find out how, as well as who's been listening to "Game of Thrones" while he works after the jump.
I'm @brianwarmoth, and this is the Twitter Report for May 3, 2011. Read More...
Tuesday brought sad news for punk rock fans with the death of former X-Ray Spex singer Poly Styrene. Flagrant music lovers Kieron Gillen and Jamie McKelvie shared what she meant to them, both as a music icon and performer with a punny name.
The flip-side of authority in the U.K. continued to trend in conversations as well, though, with Mark Millar and Paul Grist sounding off about the British royal family and their ensuing wedding. Read on for jabs, queries, and "Doctor Who" and "The Killing" criticism.
I'm @brianwarmoth, and this is the Twitter Report for April 26, 2011. Read More...
Twitter rumors got a little out of control this week as people started thinking that Jackie Chan had died. Evan Dorkin joined the collective sigh of relief, however, when everyone started verifying that "Spy Next Door" and "Rush Hour" star was still alive and well.
Elsewhere, the "Sucker Punch" tweets still haven't subsided, but "Evangelion 2.2" attracted more reactions in this morning's feed. Both Bryan Lee O'Malley and David Willis shared their feelings on the franchise's latest update, and you'll find them retweeted down below along with Brian Reed's hopes for "Mad Men" Season 5 and a dream tweet from Matt Fraction.
I'm @brianwarmoth, and this is your Twitter Report for March 30, 2011. Read More...
Creators seem to have mostly abandoned the Windy City now, following a heavily tweeted Chicago Comics and Entertainment Expo over the weekend. In its wake, C2E2 left us with sketches, cosplay images and even a fancy menu prepared by Rick Bayless that was served to the Marvel gang.
Not all of the pics posted over the weekend were full of happiness, though. Ryan Ottley announced that he didn't think some of his old "Invincible" artwork was up to snuff and held a TwitPic'd burning party (hat tip to @salloria). Check out the evidence belong, along with a wish for AT&T following their purchase of T-Mobile.
I'm @brianwarmoth, and this is your Twitter Report for March 21, 2011. Read More...