Marc Toberoff, the lawyer suing Marvel on behalf of the estate of comic book legend Jack Kirby, is vowing to appeal a U.S. District Court ruling Wenesday tossing major copyright claims against the studio.
“We respectfully disagree with the court’s ruling and intend to appeal this matter to the Second Circuit,” Toberoff tells us via email. ” Sometimes you have to lose in order to win.” Continue reading →
As someone who attends school at a geeky liberal arts college just 30 minutes south of Cleveland, I approve of this news wholeheartedly: Cleveland-based group Siegel & Shuster is leading a campaign to have the iconic Superman insignia emblazoned on specialty Ohio license plates.
As someone who spends nine months out of her year in Ohio, this would be a subtle, if really cool, addition. At the very least it might lessen the reactions of one of Ohio’s current license plates–”The Birthplace of Aviation”–that Kitty Hawk was in North Carolina. Ohioans! Jerry Siegel, Harvey Pekar, Marc Andreyko, Brian Azzarello, and Brian Michael Bendis are all from Cleveland alone! Have pride in your state’s contribution to comic book art! Continue reading →
The next Star Trek movie will not open in June 2012, it has been reported.
The sequel to 2009′s Star Trek was originally slated for release on June 29, 2012, but Deadline now reports that Paramount has given that date to G.I. Joe: Retaliation in order to allow writers more time to work on the new Star Trek.
JJ Abrams has – according to the website – committed to directing the film, though this has yet to be officially confirmed. The Lost creator apparently plans to devote himself to working with screenwriters Roberto Orci, Alex Kurtzman and Damon Lindelof in order to complete the script in time for a late 2012 or summer 2013 release. Continue reading →
Howdy and welcome to an extra large episode of the Earth Station One Podcast. It’s time to travel back to World War II and help fight the evil forces of Hydra, and also for truth, justice and all thing American, when we review the new movie Captain America, the first Avenger, but wait that’s not all we also take a peek at the 3rd episode of Torchwood: Miracle Day. And after that will be chatting with Mike about his adventures at San Diego Comic Con, and the folks he met out there, and Bobby will talk about Fandom Fest in Louisville, KY
Join us for yet another episode of The Earth Station One Podcast we like to call: – Kicking Hydra’s butt across Europe, Here comes Captain AmericaContinue reading →
Back in 2009, George Lucas saw his lawsuit against prop designer Andrew Ainsworth, who manufactured replica stormtrooper helmets, squashed by the U.K.’s High Court, and so he appealed to a higher authority. (No, not Yoda.) But now the U.K. Supreme Court has delivered its own decision, which is: “Sorry, George!”
Andrew Ainsworth, the prop designer who made the original stormtrooper helmets for Star Wars (he was paid £20 per helmet and £385 per suit of armor back then), has been manufacturing replicas for the past eight years. Lucasfilm didn’t like that, and has been trying to shut him down every since. Continue reading →
EXCLUSIVE: This is a quite a bombshell — I hear that Frank Darabont, the creator, executive producer and director of AMC’s smash hit The Walking Dead, is stepping down as showrunner of the series, which is now in production on its upcoming second season. The news is even more surprising given the fact that Darabont was on hand for Walking Dead’s Comic-Con panel just this past Friday alongside fellow executive producers Robert Kirkman, on whose graphic novel the series is based, and Gale Anne Hurd and appeared excited about Season 2. There is speculation that Darabont might be off the show completely, but I hear talks are still ongoing about him possibly staying on in some capacity. Darabont, who spent five years trying to get a TV version of the zombie saga off the ground and wrote and directed the AMC pilot, hails from the feature world, and I hear that he never quite adjusted to the daily grind of producing a TV series. Continue reading →
Not satisfied with absolutely killing DC at the box office this summer, Marvel has decided to strike at the DCU where it really hurts—the local comic book shop.
Both Marvel and DC are midway through their summer event series. For the uninitiated, both major comic book publishers do a huge story arc each year that traverses multiple characters and multiple books, thus forcing readers to buy more titles than they normally would to guarantee that they don’t miss out on a key part of the story. It’s a money-making scheme but, depending on the story and the writers, it can be a worthwhile one. Marvel’s event series is called Fear Itself, and DC’s is called Flashpoint. Got it? Good. Continue reading →
Dodgeball director Rawson Thurber is rewriting The Umbrella Academy for Universal Pictures, based on the 2008 Eisner Award-winning Dark Horse comic written by My Chemical Romance singer Gerard Way. Mark Bomback wrote the first draft.
The comic revolves around an adopted dysfunctional family of superheroes with bizarre powers who are brought together by a mentor. As children, they defeat the Eiffel Tower when it’s turned into a laser-spewing structure by a zombie robot. In later installments of the comic, the kids disband but reunite as adults after their mentor is killed. Continue reading →
Earth Station One Special Edition recorded live Sunday July 24 at the San Diego Comic Con of the full Doctor Who Panel featuring onstage Matt Smith, Karen Gillian, Piers Wenger, Beth Willis and Toby Whithouse. Enjoy
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In an interview with IGN UK, voice actor extraordinaire Mark Hamill — also involved with something called Star Wars, we’re told — revealed that he won’t be revisiting the role of Joker after the release of Batman: Arkham Asylum 2. According to Hamill, he was reticent to take up the mantle for the sequel, saying, “My answer to [developer Rocksteady] for the sequel was, ‘Guys, we’re never going to be able to top the original.’” He added that he had intended to leave the role on “a high note” with his work on the original Arkham Asylum. Continue reading →