That Oblivion “graphic novel” will probably never be published

We’ve written before about OBLIVION, the SF movie that seemed to be “based’ on a graphic novel by director Joseph Kosinski, adapted by Arvid Nelson and Andree Wallin — although a mock-up of the project was apparently used to lure Tom Cruise into starring in the film (which opens later this month) — Ksinski now says it will most likely never be published::

Alex Ross covers PACIFIC RIM comics


It’s been a while since we heard from Legendary Comics, but they made a reappearance at WonderCon as Guillermo del Toro unveiled the Alex Ross cover for PACIFIC RIM: TALES FROM YEAR ZERO, a graphic novel prequel to the kaiju vs mecha movie. The Gn is by screenwriter Travis Beacham with art by Sean Chen, Yvel Guichet, and Pericles Junior with inks by Steve Bird and Mark McKenna. 

Tales of con: Meet The Sleepy Klingon


While nerdlebrities are a big draw at comic-cons these days, as we’ve noted in the past, trying to throw a celebrity-only show can be a dismal affair. But with the rise of nerd culture, autograph shows seem to be picking up, even on the local level. For example: while going through our mail, we found a press release for a show called The American Music & Pop Culture Expo.

DC Fires Entire Writing Staff – Editorial Takes Over


Burbank, CA (AF) – DC Comics has voided the contracts of all it’s writers today.  The not entirely unanticipated move signals a more formal policy towards editorially directed stories. “Jerry Krause was right,” said DC co-publisher Dan DiDio, quoting the General Manager credited with breaking up the Michael Jordan era Chicago Bulls.  “Players don’t win […]

This and that and Hour 25


I’m just getting recovered from my appearance at Industry Day at the Center for Cartoon Studies; a report is coming anon, but it was a great experience and I came away mightily impressed with what James Sturm and Michelle Ollie have created on the banks of the White River.

Quote of the day: Robert Kirkman on career planning


“As more people are able to make a living doing it, I think we’re moving into an atmosphere were creators are able to define their careers more than creators in the past have been able to,” he observes. “Relying on Marvel and DC is no longer becoming a viable option, because the contracts aren’t viable […]