Binquirer May 12 2014 - Movie Bugs and Patriotic Comics
By Hervé St-Louis
May 12, 2014 - 12:06
Writer Kevin Powers and artist Dexter Wee are about to release Patriot-1. It is an original 176 pages graphic novel featuring rogue staff sergeant Kenny Baker. He is the lone survivor of an Afghanistan mission gone wrong. Powers will release Patriot-1 shortly.
Cartoonist Ted Naifeh is back with a new comic book series called Princess Ugg. In this fairy tale, barbarian Princess Ülga of Grimmeria creates havoc at a prestigious academy for royalty. The first issues will be available on May 14 2014 at comic book stores. Oni Press publishes this series.
Power Lunch: Seconds
Oni Press is also publishing a one shot featuring J. Torres and Dean Trippe’s Power Lunch: Second series. Can a young super hero join his school’s soccer team without using his super powers? Check it out on May 14th in comic book stores.
The People Inside
Ray Fawkes’s new graphic novel The People Inside is about the intertwined lives of 24 people in love or in complicated relationships. The 132 pages graphic novel (ISBN: 1620101688) will be available from Oni Press in August 2014.
The Fifth Beatle
The Fifth Beatle which tells the story of the unsung Beatles’ manager is for two awards. Comic book fans can vote for The Fifth Beatle to get both an Eisner. The Fifth Beatle is up for two Eisner awards for “Best Reality-Based Work” and “Best Painter/Multimedia Artist.” The creators of The Fifth Beatle are also seeking industry and fan support for nominations to the Harvey Awards.
Brimstone and The Borderhounds
The ninth issues of Hound Comics’ Brimstone and The Borderhoundsis is available now. This series is about Brimstone a half human half demon whose job is to enforce the enslavement of human souls.
Action Lab is releasing the first trade paperback of Jeremy Whitley’s Princeless. This 128 pages book collects the first four short stories featuring Bebelia Smith. Expect Princeless Short Stories Volume 1 (ISBN: 1939352495) in stores on May 27, 2014.
Comics to Television
NBC has released the official trailer of its new Constantine series. The television series adapting DC Comics’ Hellblazer comic book series will air on Friday nights in the fall 2014. The only missing element is John Constantine’s cigarette in his mouth!
The Amazing Spider-man 2
The Amazing Spider-man 2 did not do well at the box office for the May 9th weekend. In fact it came in second after Seth Rogen’s Neighbors. This is a considerable drop for a super hero movie featuring Marvel Comics’ best known and most popular character. As we wrote in ComicBookBin’s review of The Amazing Spider-man 2, it is not good. Neighbors earned $51.1 million in the United States. The Amazing Spider-man 2 earned $37.2 million. More at Hollywood Reporter.
Marvel Cinematic changed the Avengers’ comic book history by substituting founding members Ant-Man and the Wasp with Hawkeye and Black Widow. Nevertheless, a movie featuring Ant-Man has been on the books for over a decade. Director Edgar Wright has been associated with the project since 2006. His take on Ant-Man features Hank Pym (Michael Douglas) as the original super hero whose suit Scott Lang (Paul Rudd) steals. Lost’s Evangeline Lili appears to be set to play the Lang’s clove interest as the Janet van Dyne, also known as the Wasp. Her casting puts an end to older rumours that Desperate Housewife Eva Longoria would play the heroine. Ant-Man will reach movie theatres in July 2015.
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