What’s the plural of Mouse Guard? Would it be Mouse Guards or Mice Guard?: Archaia just announced plans for a new Mouse Guard miniseries, this one an anthology series in which creator David Petersen will get help from an all-star roster of contributors, including Terry Moore, Ted Naifeh, Guy Davis, Gene Ha, Karl Kerschl, Katie Cook and others. The new series, Legends of the Guard, will be set in a tavern and feature a group of guardsmice taking turns telling tall tales. Petersen will handle covers and chapter breaks, while the other creators will illustrate the mice’s tails. Er, tales.
“Kick-Ass changes comic book films forever in a single blow”: The Guardian discovers that comic book films, which were all the same before Kick-Ass was made, are all going to be different then they were before, on account of Kick-Ass having been made. Apparently. Anyway, here’s the latest feature story on the movie based on the Mark Millar/ John Romita Jr. comic. Is there a ridiculous quote from Mark Millar that we can pull out, point toward and laugh at? Would it be a feature about Kick-Ass if there wasn’t?
“With Kick-Ass, the book’s just out and now the movie’s out six weeks later. And I think that’s the way things are going to go now, because to go to Marvel’s B and C-list characters and try to get movies out them – what’s the point of that?”
Hey! That’s the entire business strategy of the hand that feeds you, isn’t it? Anyway, much more at the link…make sure you stick around to the end, at which point Millar explains how Kick-Ass makes all future Spider-Man movies irrelevant.
“Singer to launch himself into super-hero musical”: I saw that headline and got excited that it ran atop an article about how X-Men and Superman Returns director Bryan Singer would be making X-Men 4 a musical. That is not what the story is about at all.
“Of all the source material a director can choose to adapt, a graphic novel is probably the trickiest”: So writes Steven Zeitchik, in discussing Dean Parisot maybe taking on a film adaptation of SOCOM: SEAL Team Seven. Is that really true? It doesn’t seem too bad, after all, the storyboards are all ready done….
Hey, I had the Catwomanmobile with a wagging tail!: Reviewing this Comics Alliance list of “McDonald’s Ten Most Superheroic Happy Meals” (written by Caleb Goellner, who I like to think of as The Other Caleb), I realize I’ve missed out on a lot of sweet toys when I became vegetarian.
Julia Wertz and Johnny Ryan continue to horribly desecrate the books you enjoyed as a child: NSFW, obviously.