New Conan poster

Correct us if we’re wrong, but was no one excited about the new Conan movie until star Jason Momoa blew everyone away with his tough, tender, blood spewing, tragic Khal Drogo on Game of Thrones?

And now eveyrone is like…JASON MOMOA SQEEEEEEEEEEE.

Friday Fun: Band recreates Prisoner opening shot for shot

Could the Boston-based musical duo Do Not Forsake Me Oh My Darling be any bigger Prisoner fans? The band name is the name of a Prisoner episode, and they recently released a video for a song called Episode 1: Arrival, the name of the first Prisoner episode. And now the video for the song is a SHOT FOR SHOT remake of the Prisoner opening credits, only starring lead singer Sophia Cacciola, and shot all over Boston and England.

The video took years to plan and make, with a replica of the famous Lotus car, and locales the resembles the ’60s vista of London and Wales where the original was shot.

Womanthology raises $27,000 overnight. Are you listening, Marvel and DC?

Less than 24 hours ago The Beat and several other websites linked to a Kickstarter page forWomanthology, an all-female anthology of comics by both established and new creators.
Less than 24 hours later not only has it met its $25,000 goal…it is OVER the goal with $27,454 in pledges.

In case you haven’t noticed, there’s been a SURGE of interest in comics, video games, books, movies and TV from females readers, nerds and geeks out there. I have already pointed out how successful female cartoonists and writers are on the bestseller charts. It would seem that everyone who has been squawking about this has spoken with in the loudest way they can — not with Twitter, or Tumblr but the DOLLAR.

Digital comics: What platforms are selling the best?

While we can’t answer that question, one creator, Michael Jasper has been making his percentage of sales available for IN MAPS AND LEGENDS, a fantasy comic with touches of steampunk and SF. It got its start as a Zuda competition winner but has since returned to the creators and they’ve been selling it digitally everywhere. Since IN MAPS AND LEGENDS is available on every platform, and is in a universally popular genre it’s an interesting chart:

Indie Month-to-Month Sales: May 2011

The Walking Dead gets a huge boost this month as the recent storyline is a big hit. The number two issue this month is Kirby Genesis from Dynamite, though as a one dollar title its sales are somewhat inflated. Coming in at number three is the IDW launch of a Rocketeer anthology. Further down the chart we have new Star Wars comics from Dark Horse, the most recent GI Joe relaunches from IDW, a new Megaman title from Archie, and a bunch of Image comics with increased sales.