Indiana Jones 5: Dies in next movie! Harrison Ford Wants Death!


“Indiana Jones 5” may see the end to everyone’s favorite archaelogist according to Showbizspy.com.

According to an “insider source” it is Harrison, himself, that wants this:

“Harrison thinks it would be good for Indy to die and pass on his hat to his son in the next one,” reveals an insider.

“George especially is resisting the notion but Steven is considering it. Funnily enough Harrison wanted the same for Han Solo in the final Star Wars but George put an end to it. This time he doesn’t have all the say though.”

Maybe in “Indiana Jones 5” they could discover the fountain of youth and we all could be happy?!


Tom Brevoort: Cosmic, Crossgen, The Big Event – and more!

picAnother edition of CBR’s “Marvel T&A” hit today. This time, VP Executive Editor Tom Brevoort, comments on Marvel Cosmic, Crossgen, the next Big Event – and lots more. Pages from March’s Rocket and Groot (second half to The Annihilators) from artist Tim Green are shown off, as well.

Marvel Cosmic

Regarding Marvel Cosmic, Tom is asked if recent announcements, such as The Annihilators, are planned or part of the “natural workflow.” The VP states, “There’s a certain amount of lead time needed to put that project together – even today with the technology we have to zap files anywhere in the world. So this just happens to be when all this stuff is happening.”

As to why Rocket and Groot was combined with The Annihilators, Brevoort states that the market is soft and,  “It made more sense to us to fold those together and do it as a bigger book at a slightly higher price point than to try and release them as separate projects.”

Tom then goes on to comment on all the fans that have been overwhelming Marvel with questions on what’s next for DnA and Marvel Cosmic. “And for all those people that were barraging us with questions about what was coming next in the cosmic world and what was next for Dan and Andy on that front, hopefully they’ll dig “Annihilators” and come out to support it and keep us thinking about further projects to do in that arena.”


On Crossgen, Tom made it clear that the two titles announced, Ruse and Sigil, “are not continuations of the original CrossGen books. We’re approaching all this stuff as if it’s entirely new, and starting from square one.”

Another point made is there will be more Crossgen books as, “They’re the first two but not the only two planned to come.” Comments from the books respective editors are then made from Nick Lowe on Sigil and Stephen Wacker on Ruse.

Next Big Event

Again, I’m a big proponent of the Big Event and Marvel is getting back to that come 2011. Be sure to check out Marvel.com on December 21st at noon for a press announcement (here for more).

Tom Brevoort states that Marvel is undeniably doing another Big Event. I’ll let the VP Executive Editor do the talking. I hope Marvel Cosmic is part of this.

Brevoort: You know, we went into the Heroic Age, and we took a year or so off from doing big, interconnected event series, because we sensed a certain fatigue was setting in, both on the part of the readers and our creators. And fans seemed to like that for the most part. But now we’re all well-rested and it’s time to get back to business again.

So the thing we’re going to be talking about a week from now is massive. It’s incredibly huge, incredibly far-reaching. It’s a big ol’ bombshell to drop, and there’s not much more I can say about it ahead of time. But yes, this will not be a small thing. This will be a grand, sweeping, epic Marvel event the likes of which you haven’t seen in a few years. It’s definitely larger in scope than “Siege,” more on the scale of “Secret Invasion,” and as ambitious in its way as “Civil War.”

To that end, we’re having a press conference on Tuesday at Noon Eastern at a location we can’t reveal quite yet. But if you can’t make it, we’re streaming the whole thing live on Marvel.Com.

Be sure to head on over to CBR to read more. Tom announces five Captain America one-shots, including “Captain America and Secret Avengers” (No. I don’t think this is an all ages book – as it would be “&”), talks about Mark Bagley’s return to Marvel and has a question for recent fans to Marvel Comics.


Clive Barker Writes Hellraiser Only At Boom Studios

Press Release





December 13, 2010 – Los Angeles, CA – This March, Hell comes to BOOM! Studios as master of horror Clive Barker writes the newest chilling installment of his signature creation with the new HELLRAISER ongoing series! Joined by co-writer Christopher Monfette and HELLBLAZER artist Leonardo Manco, Clive Barker’s HELLRAISER #1 features covers by Tim Bradstreet and Nick Percival. The release of HELLRAISER #1 ongoing will be joined that same month by HELLRAISER: MASTERWORKS VOL. 1, the first in a series reprinting the hard-to-find Marvel Comics-era Hellraiser stories. To herald the HELLRAISER: MASTERWORKS series, HELLRAISER #1 will be an epic, oversized 40-page debut that includes a story by THE MATRIX co-writer & co-director Larry Wachowski — ripped from the HELLRAISER: MASTERWORKS series.

The debut volume of the HELLRAISER: MASTERWORKS series sees a slew of spine-tingling Pinhead tales by such creators as Clive Barker, Neil Gaiman, Mike Mignola, Alex Ross & more, with cover by John Bolton!

“Beyond being a legendary creator of all things macabre, Clive Barker is truly an amazing individual and I’m proud to be able to work with him on reviving one of his most celebrated creations with HELLRAISER,” said Editor-in-Chief Matt Gagnon. “I’ve known Clive for years, but this is the first chance we’ve had to work together and I couldn’t be more excited. It’s been unbelievably gratifying to develop this series and witness the visceral, relentless, and shocking story that Clive has in store for a new generation of horror fans. Readers beware! Hell comes home this March!”

Clive Barker has “touched” HELLRAISER only twice before: once to write THE HELLBOUND HEART, and once more to write and direct the original HELLRAISER film. With the HELLRAISER ongoing series, witness Barker’s long-awaited return to tell a new chapter in the series’ official continuity—a trajectory that will forever change the Cenobites…and Pinhead! So prepare your soul for an epic journey into horror from one of the medium’s greatest voices, and starring one of the medium’s greatest characters, in an unforgettable new chapter of HELLRAISER.

Joining the HELLRAISER ongoing series in March is the debut of HELLRAISER: MASTERWORKS VOL. 1, a collection of classic HELLRAISER tales that will light your soul on fire! This must-have collection, originally published by Marvel Comics, features classic spinetinglers for die-hard fans and new readers alike, and collects a host of work from comic luminaries that you will not want to miss! Featuring the work of Clive Barker (HELLRAISER), Neil Gaiman (SANDMAN), Mike Mignola (HELLBOY), Larry Wachowski (THE MATRIX), Alex Ross (KINGDOM COME), Kevin O’Neill (LEAGUE OF EXTRAORDINARY GENTLEMEN) and many more — including a cover by John Bolton! You will not want to miss this first volume in a series that will assemble the best HELLRAISER comics that have ever been!

HELLRAISER #1 ships as an oversized 40-page issue in March with A & B covers in a 50/50 split with art by Tim Bradstreet and Nick Percival respectively, as well as a very special 1-in-50 incentive cover drawn and signed by legendary master of horror Clive Barker. HELLRAISER: MASTERWORKS VOL. 1 ships in March, featuring the works of Clive Barker, Neil Gaiman, Mike Mignola, Larry Wachowski, Alex Ross, Kevin O’Neill and more with a cover by John Bolton.

About BOOM! Studios
BOOM! Studios (www.boom-studios.com)2009 “Best Publisher” of the year, generates a wide-ranging catalog of multiple Eisner and Harvey Award-nominated comic books and graphic novels featuring some of the industry’s top talent, including Philip K. Dick’s DO ANDROIDS DREAM OF ELECTRIC SHEEP?, 20th Century Fox’s 28 DAYS LATER and DIE HARD, The Henson Company’s FARSCAPE, and the original Mark Waid series IRREDEEMABLE. This fall sees BOOM! teaming up with the legendary Stan Lee, creator of Marvel Comics’ characters Spider-Man, The Hulk, and The X-Men for a line of original superhero series, the legend’s first new superhero creations in nearly 20 years. BOOM!’s youth imprint, BOOM Kids!, is an undisputed industry leader, publishing Disney/Pixar’s THE INCREDIBLES, CARS, and TOY STORY, as well as Disney’s THE MUPPETS, DONALD DUCK, UNCLE SCROOGE and WALT DISNEY’S COMICS AND STORIES. This year, BOOM! Studios celebrates its fifth anniversary.


Movie Review: Unstoppable

Oh yes my friends, Denzel Washington maintains his status as “reliably immoveable” from my top ten contemporary male thespians that can produce the kinds of performances that turn good films into timeless classics and somewhat questionable flicks into solid, cinematic adventures.  Unstoppable happens to side on the latter as the concept of “chasing down a …

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Read’s Reads: Heroes For Hire #1 Review

Ryan Read is at it again with a review of this week’s Heroes For Hire from Dan Abnett, Andy Lanning and artist Brad Walker.

There is a new intro, new music – and a new haircut!


Ryan Read is at it again with a review of this week’s Heroes For Hire from Dan Abnett, Andy Lanning and artist Brad Walker.

There is a new intro, new music – and a new haircut!

Ryan gives us a good background on the Heroes For Hire before getting into the review. Nice job as always, Ryan!

*Spoiler Warnings*



Spider-Man Movie: Irrfan Khan as Proto-Goblin?



The Hollywood Reporter reports that actor Irrfan Khan has been signed on to play another villain, “Van Atter” in addition to Rys Ifans who is rumored to play The Lizard. Annie Parisse is said to play Khan’s wife.

“Van Atter” could be a reference to the comic book character Nels Van Adder – the Proto-Goblin! Van Adder worked under Osborn as a research scientist and volunteered to be a test subject for a chemical developed by Osborn. However, a stabilizing agent wasn’t developed yet with the experiment causing Van Adder to kill, which led to differences between him and Osborn. Eventually, he was hunted by Gwen Stacey’s father, Captain George Stacey a policeman and his brother Arthur, Norman’s head of security. As the Proto-Goblin attempted to kill Norman, he was attacked by George and Arthur and believed dead when thrown out a window and into the river. His body was never found.


In related news, it looks like Peter Parker’s Mom and Dad will be appearing in the Spider-Man Movie as the Reporter said Cambell Scott and Julianne Nicholson have been signed on to play them. No word if it will be in the form of a flash back scene or a “live” role.

Spider-Man stars Andrew Garfield as Peter Parker and swings into theaters in 3-D July 3rd, 2012!


Review: Iron Man/Thor #2







The Green Lantern Movie Has “The Touch!”


Check out the fan made tribute to the upcoming Green Lantern Movie featuring Stan Bush’s “The Touch!”

“The Touch” debuted in 1986’s animated Transformers: The Movie and to this day is still sung by fans of the Autobots and Decepticons.

You can find – and play- this iconic song on Rock Band and Rock Band 3! “The Touch” is available to download through the Rock Band Network.

A Rock Band contest has also been announced which you can find details about at StanBush.com and AuthorityMusic.com. Create a video with “The Touch” and Rockband – and you can be a winner!

Here’s the fan vid from Darth Andrea and be sure to check out her “Wheel of Time” column at InvestComics.com!


CosBlog: She’s just not that into you, Death


Over at the Cosmic Book News CosBlog, Ryan Read posted an article about Lady Death!

Here’s an excerpt:

The Thanos Imperative has come to a shocking end and the winner in all of this is of course Death. Yes, Lady Death did it all, she took out Lord Mar-vell of the Cancerverse, she hid inside of Thanos and then turned her back on him… again. She played Oblivion like a fine tuned violin and she got to consume an entire universe and make the Chaos King look like a chump. Yet… everyone seems to be wanting Death’s affection but she just turns her nose up at them and walks away. Only about two certain Marvel Characters have ever truly gained Death’s true affection, and they are the most unlikely two but who has Death given the middle finger to in the last few decades?


Spacenite 2: Benefit For Bill Mantlo



On December 2nd, 2010 Float World Comics will be having a Rom Spaceknight benefit for creator Bill Mantlo who was tragically paralyzed in a hit and run car accident fifteen years ago.

Digital prints of various artist’s interpretations will be on sale with proceeds to go to Mike Mantlo, Bill Mantlo’s brother and caregiver. The original artwork will be offered for auction on Ebay after the exibit ends.

You can view the artwork from the exhibit here: http://romspacenite.blogspot.com/.

In addition, a book featuring the artwork will become available this January.

You can donate via Pay Pal to the Bill Mantlo Fund as well (credit cards accepted).

Head on over to Float World Comics for more information.


WHO: Mike Allred, Jeffrey Brown, Michael DeForge, Tan Eng Huat, Ben Marra,  Luke Ramsey, Jon Schnepp, Matt Timson, and dozens more.

WHAT: ROM Spaceknight benefit art show for Bill Mantlo

WHEN: Thursday, Dec. 2nd, 6-10pm

WHERE: Floating World Comics

20 NW 5th Ave #101

Portland, OR 97209


Artwork on display until Jan. 2nd.


Talking About an Evolution: The Silver Surfer returns to Earth: An Interview with Greg Pak

By Byron Brewer, Managing Editor
Matt McGloin, Editor/Publisher


Spinning out of the pages of Chaos War is a tale of triumph and tragedy that will define a cosmic champion for a new generation!

Writer Greg Pak (Chaos War, Incredible Hercules) teams with fan favorite artist Stephen Segovia (Dark Wolverine) to bring you the next chapter in the life of the star-spanning Silver Surfer – and the man known as Norrin Radd!

The Sentinel of the Spaceways returns to Earth, a planet where he has been feared by a world he once swore to protect. What ramifications does this pose for his vow of service to the World Devourer, Galactus? And what new plot has the High Evolutionary (most recently seen in DnA’s Iron Man/Thor mini) looking at the Herald’s return with a big, broad smile?

If you are new to Marvel Cosmic and the Surfer, this five-issue limited series should be a great jumping-on point. If you are old Surfer fans like many of us in the CBN offices, you are relishing any chance to see this former Fantastic Four foe in solo action!

Cosmic Book News caught up with Greg Pak and quizzed the writer about his take on the Sentinel of the Spaceways.

Cosmic Book News: You have previously used the Surfer in a cosmic setting with “Planet Hulk” as the Silver Savage and enslaved to Skaar during Skaar: Son of Hulk. Per the first issue solicit we are told it will be a “Surfer we have never seen before“ and one set on Earth. What can you tell us in regards to that?

Greg Pak: We’re taking our hero into uncharted territory here — but it’s a move that’s true to the themes that have driven the character from day one. Long time Surfer fans (like me!) won’t want to miss this — it’s the next huge step for Norrin Radd. And brand new readers? Come on in — this is a great place to find out just what the Silver Surfer is all about in an emotionally charged, cosmically driven story in the heart of the Marvel Universe.

Cosmic Book News: As the Surfer is from an alien world, do you feel readers will be able to relate to the character as opposed to say a Nova, Quasar or even a Hulk which share an Earth-based origin? What is it about the Surfer that draws you to continuously use him in your books?

Greg Pak: The Surfer’s technically an alien from Zenn-La, but under that silver skin, he’s pretty darn human. Even the way he’d be horrified by the horrors of humanity in so many of those classic early stories is quintessentially human.

On the other hand, the Surfer has been possessed of a cosmic awareness of truths we puny humans can never fully comprehend — which has resulted at times in a chilling commitment to his day job as the Herald of Galactus, Eater of Worlds.

I’ve been drawn to the Surfer again and again because of that great contradiction — he’s an utterly relatable hero whose heart longs to do the right thing, but he’s bound to serve an avatar of horrific destruction. That combination of great nobility and terrible conflict is compelling and disturbing in all the right ways.

Cosmic Book News: For someone new who may have just been introduced to the Surfer in the pages of Chaos War, would can you tell them about the Sentinel of the Spaceways?

Greg Pak: The Silver Surfer is Norrin Radd, a man who saved his world from destruction by volunteering to become the Herald for the cosmic entity known as Galactus, Eater of Worlds. As the silver-skinned Surfer, Norrin must find new worlds for Galactus to consume — or risk upsetting the balance of the Universe and precipitating total destruction.

He’s also possibly the most original superhero character ever, with an insane design (silver dude on a surfboard???) that became instantly iconic through its sheer awesomeness. And “Silver Surfer” #1 is where you can rediscover this fierce hero all over again!

Cosmic Book News: With Chaos War, the Incredible Hercules summoned the Surfer to Earth to join him as a member of the new God Squad opposing the forces of the Chaos King. Do the events from Chaos War factor in?

Greg Pak: Yes. The Silver Surfer book spins right out of the climax of “Chaos War,” so folks who have been following that story should have fun seeing some of the repercussions. At the same time, the book is entirely accessible to folks who don’t know Chaos War from chamomile.

Cosmic Book News: How different will it be writing a Surfer on Earth compared to a Surfer in space? Do you need to take into consideration other parts of the Marvel “street-level” U.? Speaking of which will we be seeing any of the Surfer’s fellow Defenders or other terran heroes figure into this mini?

Greg Pak: There’s a ton of fun and drama in the contrast between the cosmic Surfer and the everyday life of mere mortals on Planet Earth. One of my favorite Surfer issues is the 1969 story that introduced physicist Al B. Harper, who was a regular guy and a fantastic foil for the Shining Sentinel of the Starways.

In terms of specific Marvel heroes that might show up, I’ll just say that an unexpected character from another series I’ve worked on recently will play a key role. And whatever you do, don’t miss issue #4. I’ll say no more.

Cosmic Book News: In regards to Earth, how does this return to Earth figure into the Surfer’s search for worlds for Galactus to devour? We know the High Evolutionary is no stranger to the Big G as well. Is Galactus a part of this mini?

Greg Pak: I can’t say too much for fear of spoilers. But that’s Galactus’s mug next to the High Evolutionary on the cover of issue #1, so stay tuned.

Cosmic Book News: The High Evolutionary has been appearing in various corners of the Marvel U. including Annihilation: Conquest, Uncanny X-Men, the current Iron Man/Thor mini,  as well as in the background of Jonathan Hickman’s “War of Four Cities” in Fantastic Four.  Do any of these threads figure into your adventure?

Greg Pak: Yes. But to say anything more right now would be telling.

Cosmic Book News: At times the High Evolutionary comes off as a benevolent figure while also being portrayed as the “mad scientist” antagonist. Which will we see here and does the HE’s agenda go further than just the Surfer?

Greg Pak: I was blown away by the High Evolutionary when I first met him in the pages of “Warlock” tinkering with Counter Earth. I see him as someone who’s obsessed with improvement, even perfection — which of course was part of his motivation for hunting the Surfer’s DNA back in the day. Whether you call him a villain or a hero may depend on your own perspective.

Cosmic Book News: You are teamed with artist Stephen Segovia who previously worked on Dark Wolverine, can you tell us what we can expect from Stephen?

Greg Pak: Cosmic madness unleashed — combined with beautiful naturalism and genuinely affecting attention to tiny emotional details. I’m ridiculously excited about what he’s doing and can’t wait ’til we can reveal more.

Cosmic Book News:  Anything you wish to add?

Greg Pak: Just because I’m having so much fun on the book, I’ve started a little feature on my website called “The Silver Surfer is Awesome.” (Pretty straightforward, huh?) Check out http://gregpak.com/silver_surfer for periodic uploads of panels from my favorite Silver Surfer stories of all time — and hit me up on Twitter @gregpak with your own suggestions of installments.

Also, please don’t forget to pre-order the book from your local comic shop! Pre-ordering helps everyone — you’ll definitely get the book when it comes out, comic shops know there’s a demand, and we have a better chance of continuing to be able to tell these kinds of stories. Here’s a handy link for finding your local store: http://comicshoplocator.com

Cosmic Book News: Greg, thanks for your time! We appreciate it!

Greg Pak: You guys have been incredibly supportive and I hugely appreciate it — many thanks!

“Silver Surfer #1 (of 5)” hits this coming February!