Frank Miller – Der tiefe Fall eines Superhelden

Frank Miller hat das Genre der Superhelden neu erfunden — aber leider nie sich selbst. Frank Miller war mal ganz oben. Ein Superstar der Comicwelt, sogar bei Leuten bekannt, die sich sonst nicht für Comics interessierten. Er hatte das Genre der Superhelden-Geschichten neu definiert, indem er ihnen etwas Abgründiges gab. (Dieser Text ist im Januar … Continue reading Frank Miller – Der tiefe Fall eines Superhelden

Watchmen Opening Sequence

How many celebrity cameos did you count? Annie Leibowitz, David Bowie, Andy Warhol, Truman Capote, the Village People… From the yU+Co release: “yU+Co and director Zach Snyder teamed up to create this epic title sequence for the eagerly anticipated “The Watchmen”, which opened in theaters today. The title sequence sets up the movie by traveling … Continue reading Watchmen Opening Sequence

Marvel to unleash digital comic books on iTunes

Appleinsider.com: “Marvel Entertainment will help lead the way in exploring a brand-new frontier for content on the iTunes Store.(…)The series will launch with two titles from some of the art form’s biggest names. (…) Though the X-Men: Evolution animated series is already available on iTunes, these ‘motion comics’ will represent an all-new format combining print, … Continue reading Marvel to unleash digital comic books on iTunes

Obama En Route To Becoming Most Popular Comic Book Character Ever

IO9: “This news was announced on the same day that Marvel’s Spider-Man issue with Obama was released, prompting lines at many comic book stores, and quick sell-outs throughout the country (If you missed it, don’t worry; a second printing (Update: 3rd printing by now!) should be in stores next week), perhaps showing the business reasons … Continue reading Obama En Route To Becoming Most Popular Comic Book Character Ever

Daughter accuses Asterix author of betraying his hero

Guardian.co.uk: “The Romans may not have defeated Asterix, but his creator, Albert Uderzo, stands accused of surrendering to the indomitable Gaul’s worst enemies: businessmen and financiers. Writing in Le Monde yesterday, his daughter Sylvie suggests the 81-year-old illustrator has been pushed into denying “all the values” she was brought up with: “independence, fraternity, conviviality and … Continue reading Daughter accuses Asterix author of betraying his hero