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DC Comics Plans Seven Book Prequel For ‘Watchmen’ :

Posted on 01 February 2012 by Christian

DC is returning to the world of ‘Watchmen’ with a seven book prequel series called ‘Before Watchmen’.

The publisher plans to release a graphic novel each week that will focus on the characters’ lives and adventures in the years before ‘Watchmen’.

It promises that each issue of the mini-series will be inter-connected with each other and build on the mythology of the best-selling graphic novel.

“It’s our responsibility as publishers to find new ways to keep all of our characters relevant,” say DC Entertainment co-publishers Dan DiDio and Jim Lee. “After 25 years, the Watchmen are classic characters whose time has come for new stories to be told.”

“We sought out the best writers and artists in the industry to build on the complex mythology of the original.”

The characters the prequel will focus include Rorschach, Dr. Manhattan, Nite Owl, Ozymandias, Silk Spectre, Comedian and the Minutemen.

‘Watchmen’, created by writer Alan Moore and artist Dave Gibbons, was originally published by DC Comics between 1986 and 1987. In 2010, Moore revealed that DC offered to give him the rights to ‘Watchmen’ back if he would agree to prequel and sequel projects.

At the time, Moore said that “if they said that 10 years ago, when I asked them for that, then yeah it might have worked but these days I don’t want Watchmen back. Certainly, I don’t want it back under those kinds of terms.”

Though Moore has no involvement in the new prequel project, Gibbons has given the idea his blessing.

“The original series of Watchmen is the complete story that Alan Moore and I wanted to tell. However, I appreciate DC’s reasons for this initiative and the wish of the artists and writers involved to pay tribute to our work. May these new additions have the success they desire,” says Gibbons.


Source: TV Shark

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Top Comic Book Movie Trailers…Ever

Posted on 03 May 2011 by Christian

?From comicbookmovie.com

Trailers are a director’s opportunity to generate interest in his/her project. Some directors miss the mark and drive fans away from their movies, others capitalize and convert newcomers into true-believers.

In light of the recent debate about the Thor, Green lantern, Captain America and X-Men-First Class trailers hitting the airwaves, I began to wonder, what truely makes a trailer stand out? What makes a trailer so good (or so bad), that fanboys will jeopardize all their accumulated “street-cred” to publicly proclaim it and the eventual movie a masterpeice?

Well, I got to thinking about this, and in so doing, researched all the comicbook movie trailers I could find. I established a criteria for evaluating the trailers and then compared my evaluations to the “general feel and concensus” others got from the trailer. Then I made a list.

The Criteria:
1. The Movie must have been published as a comic book (or Graphic Novel or Manga) before or shortly after the theatrical release of the movie.
2. Teasers, TV spots, Sneak Peeks, Behind-The-Scenes and Set-visits were not included in the viewing.
3. Both Green band and Red band trailers were acceptable, but red band versions were always considered over Green where available.
4. The Trailer length could not exceed 3 minutes.
5. In instances with multiple movie trailers (eg. Iron man Trailer 1, Iron man Trailer 2 etc), the trailer with the longest running length under 3 mins was selected)
6. Only live action movies were considered, fully animated movies were not included in the pull of considered movies.

The Nominees:
For a list of the nominees, please view the wikipedia list of Films Based on comics. I looked at every one of these movie’s trailers over the course of the last two months, then I spent time comparing their merits.

Selection Criteria:
1. Level to which the trailer engages and/or captivates the viewer.
2. Universality of content (how easily different kinds of people eg. men vs women, old vs. young, fan vs. newbie could understand the content
3. Story exposition or the extent to which the trailer communicates what the movie will be about without revealing the entire plot
4. General feel and concensus of the movie. What did fanboys and new comers to the content think about the trailers (youtube/traileraddict/google video comments and votes)
5. Box office movie performance, as well as movie reviews were not taken into consideration in evaluating the trailers.

And now, without further ado, I present to you…

The Top 10 Comicbook movie trailers…Ever!

10. Casshern

Years before Snyder and Rodriguez would cause us to marvel at the seamless melding of live action and CGI, Kiriya would give us this slick trailer that is a treat even to non-native japanese audiences.

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I think I’ve found next years halloween costume…

Posted on 29 December 2010 by TH3 No08

If you watched last years “The Watchmen” and found your self in awe of the Rorschach mask (like me) and were wondering how you could create one of your own,

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Director Zack Snyder Lined Up For Superman Reboot

Posted on 06 October 2010 by Christian

Zack Snyder has been chosen to direct the new Superman movie, which will see Christopher Nolan producing for Warner Bros. and Legendary Pictures.
The competition for the job was rumored to be intense, with Nolan meeting with a number of high-profile directors as Tony Scott, Darren Aronofsky and Matt Reeves.
However, whether you love his visual style or not, the addition of Snyder into the fold definitely ensures the film will be filled with compelling visuals, slick on-screen style and a lot more action than in previous Bryan Singer feature.
The studio is looking to Nolan’s vision to create a successful Superman franchise after he single-handedly saved Batman. He’s teamed up with David Goyer for a new Superman reboot.
Snyder says he’s “psyched” about having the chance to direct one of the most loved superheroes.
“In the initial meetings, he’s been super-amazingly smart and also amazingly kind, filmmaker-to-filmmaker,” he says of Nolan. “I have great respect for him. The process has been amazing so far, and it looks like nothing but pluses.”
“They’re just super-smart, super-educated about the character. It was an amazing conversation and it went from there. I’ve been a fan of the character for awhile. It’s really a treat and delight to do this.”
“Think of where Batman was when Chris took that on earlier in the decade. I think Superman is in a very similar place, in terms of being available and in terms of his relationship to where the culture was at that time. Superman is right there. He’s the king of the superheroes.”
As for Brandon Routh, who played the Man of Steel in 2006, he will likely be replaced as Nolan and Goyer look to start with a clean slate.
courtesy of: TVShark.com

If you dont know who Zack Snyder is here are some of his trailers:

Sucker Punch



Dawn of the Dead

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