Fruit Pie the Magician’s best trick may yet be coming back from the dead. Or, more specifically, the death of Hostess, the company famous for making Wonder Bread, Fruit Pies, Ho-Hos, Ding-Dongs, and Twinkies, among others. Hostess today filed for Chapter 7 bankruptcy protection — that’s the kind of bankruptcy where you wind the company down, sell off the assets, call it quits, cease to exist. The company will be unwinding over the next few months; already it has dismissed a veritable legion of workers, just in time for the holidays. Sucks for them far worse than those with a nostalgic sweet tooth. Let’s keep that in mind as we discuss.
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Eric Powell, creator of comic book property The Goon, took to the Internet to answer questions via Reddit’s AMA (ask me anything) subreddit. While his intro and answers were mostly in relation to the in-progress Goon Movie Kickstarter, he was candid and forthcoming about plenty of his other work as well.
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The Addams Family are about as Halloween as it gets. Characterized by cheery-yet-ghoulish sensibilities, the Addams are a montrosity-laden tool of satire rather than truly frightening or evil. Unsettling, sure, and, for the most part, awkwardly to outright funny.
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Halloween season is a great excuse to check out a witch-centric comic, Megg, Mogg & Owl. Not that Megg’s witchiness has much to do with the events of the comics, which creator Simon Hanselmann describes as “usually straight auto-bio” (and adds “I am usually dressed as a witch when I am around the house”).
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Last week, comiXology, the cross-platform digital comics subscription service, announced that the company’s 100 millionth download was issue 3 of Bill Willingham’s Pantheon, a comic book series that began publication in 1998 by Lone Star Press. While on the one hand, this news showcases the volume of sales that comiXology has managed since its founding in 2007, it also demonstrates one of the key assets of the service: the opportunity to delve into comics that were undersold, overlooked, or otherwise experienced limited availability.
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Stephanie Brown, a DC comics character who’s been known as The Spoiler, Robin (as in “Batman and…”), and — up until the New 52 was rolled out — Batgirl, is the featured character in a new fan film series that premiered on the interwebs this week …
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Emily Blunt? Ruth Wilson? — according to Bleeding Cool, either one of these lovely leading ladies could be up for the role of Ms. Marvel in the next Avengers movie.
Continue reading The Avengers 2: Casting Ms. Marvel’s Costume… →