Comic Books

Son Of Coul

http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=QAMgkpQYOSQ#!

Good news, everyone! Agent Coulson has been confirmed to be headlining the upcoming S.H.I.E.L.D. TV show.

An Incomplete List At Best

Wizard Entertainment has a list of the “ultimate fictional weapons”, including Glamdring (Lord of the Rings), Mjolnir (Thor’s hammer), railguns (The Eraser) and He-Man’s Power Sword, among others.

Stunningly missing, however, is Neal Stephenson’s Reason. I hope Wizard are ashamed at their oversight and that they correct it with all due haste.

Broke “Bat” Mountain

Looks like the producers of the upcoming Batman movie (once again starring Christian Bale in the titular role) have selected Heath Ledger to play The Joker. We’ll see how the casting plays out on that one, but I have to say that I was extremely impressed with Batman Begins and am really looking forward to a new take on the whole Joker storyline.

I can’t wait.

Venom!

The Spiderman 3 trailer went live today. You know you have to see it.

(And yes, it’s most definitely worth a watch or 5…)

Holy Terror, Batman!

Finally, a mainstream artist or two seems to be truly realizing what is at stake in the Global War on Terror. Frank Miller, of Sin City and The Dark Knight Returns fame has revealed his plans for his next work, Holy Terror, Batman!:

Miller proudly announced the title of his next Batman book, which he will write, draw and ink. Holy Terror, Batman! is no joke. And Miller doesn’t hold back on the true purpose of the book, calling it “a piece of propoganda,” where ‘Batman kicks al Qaeda’s [butt].”

The reason for this work, Miller said, was “an explosion from my gut reaction of what’s happening now.” He can’t stand entertainers who lack the moxie of their ’40s counterparts who stood up to Hitler. Holy Terror is “a reminder to people who seem to have forgotten who we’re up against.”

It’s been a long time since heroes were used in comics as pure propaganda. As Miller reminded, “Superman punched out Hitler. So did Captain America. That’s one of the things they’re there for.”

“These are our folk heroes,” Miller said. “It just seems silly to chase around the Riddler when you’ve got Al Qaeda out there.”

I do believe I’ll be picking this one up.

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