Tuesday, June 07, 2011

Marvel Comics plans John Carter of Mars adaptation

From the press release:

Transported to the dying planet of Mars, Captain John Carter must now fight for his life against creatures unlike any ever seen by mankind. But as he finds himself enveloped by an alien civil war, he meets the proud and beautiful Dejah Thoris, Princess of Helium, who will change his life forever!

“With our new partnership with Marvel Entertainment, we believe we have found the best creative force to revive the thrills and adventures in the 21st Century of the legendary John Carter of Mars. We are looking forward to introducing this original interplanetary adventurer to a new generation of fans and await the first issue with great anticipation,” said James Sullos, President of Edgar Rice Burroughs, Inc.

Re-envisioned by acclaimed scribe Roger Langridge (Thor: The Mighty Avenger) and fan-favorite artist Filipe Andrade (Onslaught Unleashed), with covers by Eisner-winner Skottie Young (Wonderful Wizard of Oz), John Carter: A Princess of Mars #1 (of 5) brings you the story you love like you’ve never seen it before.

“Edgar Rice Burroughs created one of the great action heroes in John Carter and we’re excited to bring his novels to comics for a new generation,” said Axel Alonso, Marvel Editor-In-Chief. “Roger and Filipe are going to blow everyone away with their take on the John Carter novels, keeping fans new and old on the edge of their seats.”

Conan movie character posters





Wanna invest in a Harvey Kurtzman documentary?

Filmmakers are seeking funding for  a documentary film about legendary EC Comics artist and Mad magazine founder Harvey Kurtzman. Info from Booksteve:

I am developing a documentary on MAD Magazine founder Harvey Kurtzman and his influential, early 1960’s humor magazine HELP! Working with fellow producer Terry Gilliam (Monty Python) and director Bruce Sinofsky (Metallica: Some Kind of Monster, HBO’s Brothers Keeper) as well as the cooperation of the Kurtzman estate, we feel that this is an amazing and underappreciated story in American cultural and comedic history.

As this is a film about artists, illustrators and the creative process, I thought that you might know some people who would want to be a part of this film. Right now, our two biggest needs are finding people who either knew Harvey (and were involved with HELP!) and most importantly, that dreaded word that every filmmaker dares to mention: Investors.

We could go the Kickstarter route with this effort, but I feel that there may be enough power in the artist community to bring in the funding we seek. Right now, we are about $250,000 short of our current fundraising goals. If there were people willing to invest, or even make a donation toward this film, it would go a long way to insuring that we get most of the wonderful, talented and sorry to say, old timers on camera before it is too late.

Any thoughts or ideas on this subject are most welcome. Thank you for your continued support for this film.

Sincerely,

Philip Michelson

Moondog Films

phil@moondogworld.com

New comics June 7, 2011

Things I'll buy:


ALL NEW BATMAN THE BRAVE AND THE BOLD #8
 
Walt Disney's Mickey Mouse: "Race to Death Valley" (Vol. 1) (Walt Disney's Mickey Mouse) 
Walt Disney's Mickey Mouse: "Race to Death Valley" (Vol. 1) 

Items of note:

Mister X: The Brides of Mister X and Other Stories
Mister X: The Brides of Mister X and Other Stories

DC Direct Ame-Comi Heroine Series: Mera PVC Figure
DC Direct Ame-Comi Heroine Series: Mera PVC Figure

DC Direct Ame-Comi Heroine Series: Raven PVC Figure
DC Direct Ame-Comi Heroine Series: Raven PVC Figure

DC Direct Brightest Day Series 1: Green Arrow Action Figure
DC Direct Brightest Day Series 1: Green Arrow Action Figure

DC Direct Brightest Day Series 1: Deadman Action Figure
DC Direct Brightest Day Series 1: Deadman Action Figure

DC Direct Brightest Day Series 1: Hawkgirl Action Figure
DC Direct Brightest Day Series 1: Hawkgirl Action Figure

DC Direct Brightest Day Series 1: Aquaman Action Figure
DC Direct Brightest Day Series 1: Aquaman Action Figure

DC Direct DC Dynamics: Sinestro Statue
DC Direct DC Dynamics: Sinestro Statue

 DC Direct Green Lantern (Movie): Kilowog Bust
DC Direct Green Lantern (Movie): Kilowog Bust

DC Direct Green Lantern (Movie): Tomar Re Bust
DC Direct Green Lantern (Movie): Tomar Re Bust

 Superman Chronicles Vol. 9
Superman Chronicles Vol. 9

 DC Direct Ultimate Showdown: Green Lantern vs. Sinestro Statue Set
DC Direct Ultimate Showdown: Green Lantern vs. Sinestro Statue Set

 DC Direct Women of the DC Universe Series 3: Harley Quinn Bust
DC Direct Women of the DC Universe Series 3: Harley Quinn Bust

 Li'l Abner Volume 3 HC
Li'l Abner Volume 3 HC

 Avengers - West Coast Avengers: Family Ties
Avengers - West Coast Avengers: Family Ties

 Captain America: American Nightmare
Captain America: American Nightmare

Captain America by Dan Jurgens Volume 1
Captain America by Dan Jurgens Volume 1

Captain America: Fighting Avenger Volume 1 (Captain America: the Fighting Avenger)
Captain America: Fighting Avenger Volume 1 (Captain America: the Fighting Avenger)

Captain America: No Escape
Captain America: No Escape

New X-Men by Grant Morrison Book 2
New X-Men by Grant Morrison Book 2

Modesty Blaise: Top Traitor (Modesty Blaise (Graphic Novels))
Modesty Blaise: Top Traitor (Modesty Blaise (Graphic Novels))



Doc Savage Double-Novel Pulp Reprints Volume #48: "Red Snow" & "Death Had Yellow Eyes" (Classic Cover)
Doc Savage Double-Novel Pulp Reprints Volume #48: "Red Snow" & "Death Had Yellow Eyes" (Classic Cover)

The Shadow Double-Novel Pulp Reprints #49: "The Shadow Laughs!" & "Voice of Death"
The Shadow Double-Novel Pulp Reprints #49: "The Shadow Laughs!" & "Voice of Death"