Quentin Tarantino Releases Hateful Eight Comic Book

The Hateful Eight Trailer

Check out the first two pages below for Quentin Tarantino’s comic book for his latest movie, The Hateful Eight.

Tarantino worked with Playboy to develop a scene from the movie in comic book form.

The page comes courtesy Playboy, which has posted a sneak peek preview on their website. Playboy’s December issue hits newsstands this Friday, November 13th.

“The Hateful Eight” has an exclusive 70mm release on December 25th, followed by a wider release on January 8th and stars Kurt Russell, Samuel L. Jackson, Jennifer Jason Leigh, Walton Goggins, Tim Roth, Michael Madsen, Demian Bichir, Bruce Dern, and Channing Tatum.

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In THE HATEFUL EIGHT, set six or eight or twelve years after the Civil War, a stagecoach hurtles through the wintry Wyoming landscape. The passengers, bounty hunter John Ruth (Russell) and his fugitive Daisy Domergue (Leigh), race towards the town of Red Rock where Ruth, known in these parts as “The Hangman,” will bring Domergue to justice. Along the road, they encounter two strangers: Major Marquis Warren (Jackson), a black former union soldier turned infamous bounty hunter, and Chris Mannix (Goggins), a southern renegade who claims to be the town’s new Sheriff. Losing their lead on the blizzard, Ruth, Domergue, Warren and Mannix seek refuge at Minnie’s Haberdashery, a stagecoach stopover on a mountain pass. When they arrive at Minnie’s, they are greeted not by the proprietor but by four unfamiliar faces. Bob (Bichir), who’s taking care of Minnie’s while she’s visiting her mother, is holed up with Oswaldo Mobray (Roth), the hangman of Red Rock, cow-puncher Joe Gage (Madsen), and Confederate General Sanford Smithers (Dern). As the storm overtakes the mountainside stopover, our eight travelers come to learn they may not make it to Red Rock after all…


Watch: Sara Jean Underwood Lost Star Wars Audition Tape


With the release of the new Star Wars: The Force Awakens trailer, Playboy puts their own spin on things with the help of Playmate, model and actress Sara Jean Underwood.

Underwood poses as a variety of Star Wars characters including the fan-favorite Slave Princess Leia as well as Luke Skywalker, Darth Vader, a Stormtrooper, Admiral Ackbar, R2-D2 and more.

You may never look at Yoda the same.


Sara Jean Underwood’s Lost Star Wars Auditions

We found Sara Jean Underwood’s lost Star Wars audition tape…You’re welcome.

Posted by Playboy on Tuesday, October 20, 2015

Joaquin Phoenix talks Doctor Strange, Batman, Wolverine

Joaquin Phoenix Talks Doctor Strange, Wolverine, Batman & Iron Man


Joaquin Phoenix was rumored to be playing Doctor Strange, and now the actor talks about portraying the Sorcerer Supreme and more in an interview with

It’s pointed out that negotiations seemingly faltered, with Phoenix stating he can’t talk specifics, but he does hint Doctor Strange may not have met his personal requirements.

I can’t talk about it. I’ve met on all sorts of movies throughout the years. What seems appealing about some of them is the idea of pushing myself in a way that’s out of my comfort zone. But really, it’s what I’m always looking for—good characters, big ideas and a passionate filmmaker. If those things line up with any kind of movie, I have interest in it.

Joaquin Phoenix does offer he is a fan of comic books with mention of DC’s Batman as well as Marvel’s Wolverine (interestingly enough, which are two properties not owned by Marvel Studios).

There’s some great Batman stuff and classic Frank Miller Dark Knight stuff and Arkham Asylum. But I was always a big Wolverine guy. I love Wolverine—big fucking great dramatic character. They’re all conflicted, and they’re really interesting.

Joaquin Phoenix also lets it be known he was offered a part in one comic book movie, and does regret not taking it, but again won’t give particulars.

There’s only one movie I regret saying no to—except the person who ended up doing it was so good and was absolutely meant to do it, so I don’t have any regrets. I’m not going to say which one, but it was a really big hit. It’s getting to the point where they’re making some pretty decent movies. I thought Iron Man was fantastic.


Frank Miller Slams Christopher Nolan Batman Movies, Superman, Robocop & Hollywood


The latest issue of Playboy has hit the stands which includes an interview with Frank Miller about his latest movie Sin City: A Dame To Kill For.

The interview contains some interesting nuggets including Miller mentioning that Sin City almost never came to be as following Robocop 2, he was done with Hollywood.

I came back from RoboCop 2 convinced that writing a screenplay was the equivalent of building a fire hydrant and then having dogs run around and piss on it. I swore I’d never touch movies again. I don’t see how I could function in film if I didn’t have my comics. If I were one of those hungry screenwriters everybody sees in Hollywood, starving, begging and compromising for work, I’d end up at Musso & Frank’s bar with a martini, talking about the story I should be doing. I think screenplays are essentially stupid. I certainly do not regard working in Hollywood as a step up from comics, by any means.

Miller also goes on to state that he hates movies with comic characters that he has written and also takes a jab at Christopher Nolan and his Dark Knight Trilogy.

When people come out with movies about characters I’ve worked on, I always hate them. I have my own ideas about what the characters are like. I mean, I can’t watch a Batman movie. I’ve seen pieces of them, but I generally think, No, that’s not him. And I walk out of the theater before it’s over.

It includes all of them. I’m not condemning what he does. I don’t even understand it, except that he seems to think he owns the title Dark Knight. [laughs] He’s about 20 years too late for that. It’s been used.

Miller says he liked the Marvel movies as they are similar to comic book readers featuring “a bunch of mixed-up crazy kids,” and if you have been wondering if Miller prefers Batman over Superman:

 I love Superman. Do I love Batman more? They’re not people. They’re only lines on paper.

Miller wrote The Dark Knight Returns comic book story, which Batman Vs. Superman is in part based on, 300, is known for Daredevil and lots more.


Daredevil Is Ben Affleck’s Motivation To Do Batman Vs. Superman


This past August saw Warner Bros. announce Ben Affleck as the new Dark Knight for Batman Vs. Superman which also sees Henry Cavill return as the Man of Steel.

To say the internet exploded would be an understatement.

Fans like to bring up Affleck’s first superhero gig with the 2003 Daredevil movie, with some considering it to be the worst superhero movie of all time, while still others state the director’s cut isn’t all that bad.

Now Ben Affleck lets it be known in a recent interview with Playboy that Daredevil just might be motivation for donning the cape and cowl of Batman.

“The only movie I actually regret is Daredevil,” Affleck said. “It just kills me. I love that story, that character, and the fact that it got fucked up the way it did stays with me. Maybe that’s part of the motivation to do Batman.”

Affleck also offers why he chose to do Batman, which some said could be career suicide after the actor gained notoriety for movies such as Argo.

“It was a unique take on Batman that is still consistent with the mythology,” Affleck said. “It made me excited. All of a sudden I had a reading of the character. When people see it, it will make more sense than it does now or even than it did to me initially.”

Ben Affleck continues with mention how it will be different than the Christopher Nolan and Christian Bale Batman.

“I don’t want to give away too much, but the idea for the new Batman is to redefine him in a way that doesn’t compete with the Bale and Chris Nolan Batman but still exists with the Batman canon,” Affleck offered. “It will be an older and wiser version, particularly as he relates to Henry Cavill’s Superman character.”

Check out the latest issue of Playboy for more with Ben Affleck.

“Batman Vs Superman” has a July 17, 2015 release also starring Amy Adams, Laurence Fishburne and Diane Lane.

For more news on the “Man of Steel” and related movies head on over to the Cosmic Book News Superman movie hub.


The Walking Dead Playboy’s Michonne Origin Revealed! (Spoilers)

[[wysiwyg_imageupload:975:]]Fan favorite The Walking Dead character Michonne’s origin is featured in the latest issue of Playboy.

Some of you may not want to pick this up, but we here at Cosmic Book News have all the goodies.

Michonne is coming home after a day at the office when the Zombie stuff hits the fan!

She makes her way home to her boyfriend and boyfriend’s best friend.

They fight off zombies, with the best friend getting bitten.

They don’t realize that the bite will cause them to turn.

Michonne searches through a neighbor’s house and finds swords to use for protection. They belonged to a neighbor’s boy, who Michonne thought may have killed her dog with them.

Anyway, eventually the best friend does turn and bites Michonne’s boyfriend, who turns into a Walker in kind.

However, Michonne doesn’t want to kill her friends, as she feels too bad.

Then she has an idea as she realizes the Zombies are not chomping on each other.

We get basically the same image from The Walking Dead season two finale of Michonne with the two chained zombies with no arms — they are her boyfriend and boyfriend’s best friend!

Not a bad story by any means; quick and to the point. Plus, the issue is packed with extras! wink! wink!


Buy Playboy and Read Michonne’s The Walking Dead Origin

[[wysiwyg_imageupload:908:]]As if we needed another reason to buy Playboy! 

Har! Har!

Tomorrow’s issue of Playboy will feature the untold tale of Michonne’s comic book origin in an all new Charlie Adlard drawn featured story. 

See below for more.


Press Release


Playboy and Robert Kirkman, writer of both the comic and TV show The Walking Dead, have teamed up to exclusively introduce the origins of comic book fan favorite Michonne, in the April issue of Playboy (on newsstands and on Friday, March 16). Illustrated by Charlie Adlard, artist for Skybound/Image’s The Walking Dead, the story features brilliant art to accompany the never-before-seen mystery that explores how the iconic and sexy Michonne discovered her impressive skills as a master swordswoman and became the most admired and beloved survivor.
“It’s an honor to be a part of a historic publication like Playboy,” said Kirkman, “I’m thrilled to share The Walking Dead with the magazine’s readers, especially such an important story like the origin of Michonne.”
The Walking Dead television show is basic cable’s highest-rated original drama of all time. The season two finale airs Sunday, March 18 at 9:00 PM ET on AMC. The character of Michonne is the most highly anticipated addition to the series in the future.
“I pitched The Walking Dead as the zombie movie that never ends, the sequel to virtually every zombie movie ever made, because I never liked the endings,” Kirkman explained. “I always wondered, ‘What do those people do next?’ I wanted to see them foraging for food, building a house and keeping their children safe. Basically, I came up with a survival drama about what happens to people in an extreme situation. A good survival story is applicable to practically anything. It could be a natural disaster or a nuclear war. It just so happens that in this case, it’s a world overrun by zombies.”
Robert Kirkman’s success and passionate advocacy for creator-owned comics led him to become the first person invited to become a partner at Image Comics since the company’s inception twenty years ago. Kirkman has earned the respect of the comic, writing and television communities and topped the New York Times bestseller list for graphic novels in 2011, taking four of the top spots. is the destination for all news and merchandise for Robert Kirkman, The Walking Dead and all Skybound titles.