CONFIRMED: New Marvel TV series to take place in Avengers universe

AKA Jessica Jones will take place in the Avengers UniverseBy Marc Bernardin, Source: Blastr.com

ABC is getting into the Marvel business in a big way, and one of the series they’re developing—alongside Guillermo del Toro’s Hulk—is A.K.A. Jessica Jones, based on Brian Michael Bendis’ stunning Alias. And it’ll take place firmly within the universe established by Iron Man, Captain America and Thor.

In the comics from Bendis and artist Michael Gaydos, Jessica Jones was a retired superhero who opened her own private investigation firm and worked cases that brought her back into contact with the world she left behind. Screenwriter Melissa Rosenberg (the Twilight saga, Dexter) has been working on Jessica Jones for a while, and she revealed that her vision for the series would sit smack dab in the middle of Marvel’s cinematic universe:

“As we go along things will alter in terms of what is made available to us, but we’re definitely in that universe. We are in no way denying that that universe exists. And as much as I can I’m going to pull everything in from there that I can use.”

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Does Bryan Singer Have The Technology To Make DiCaprio His Six Billion Dollar Man?

The Six Million Dollar Man might be actuall coming to the big screenby Brendon Connelly, Source: Bleeding Cool.com

I think it will be a very long time until we ever get a movie called The Six Million Dollar Man, emphasis on the Million, because that number just doesn’t seem high or low enough to merit any sort of reaction, not like it would have when the TV series screened in the 70s.

There’s a comedy script called The 40 Thousand Dollar Man doing the rounds, and if that goes unmade for long enough, inflation could see that retitled as Six Million. For now, though, any attempt to adapt the show for a modern audience will require inflation.

So that’s why Latino Review are reporting on The Six Billion Dollar Man. Continue reading

Swimming In Money: Carl Barks Scrooge McDuck Painting Goes For Record $262,900

Carl Barks painted sold for new recordby Mark Seifert, Source: Bleeding Cool

“Sport of Tycoons”, indeed. The classic 1974 Carl Barks painting of that name closed yesterday at Heritage Auctions for $262,900.00, a new record for a Barks painting. The sale eclipsed the previous record for a Barks painting set in 2007 for the sale of “Hands Off My Playthings”.

A Disney Studio artist who made his way into comics in the early 1940s, Barks (whose identity was unknown, because like other artists who worked for Disney at the time, his work was unsigned) was called “The Good Duck Artist” before his name became known to fans, for the excellence of his stories and art. Barks created much of the regular Duck cast of characters including Scrooge McDuck, Gladstone Gander, Gyro Gearloose, and others. Continue reading

‘Munsters’ remake pilot ordered by NBC

The Munsters Get Another Remake. OY!!!by James Hibberd, Source: EW.com

TV’s original American horror story is taking another step toward returning to primetime: NBC has ordered a pilot of Bryan Fuller’s remake of the classic TV show The Munsters.

The new version of the half-hour sitcom is bring re-imagined by the Pushing Daises creator as an hour-long series exploring how the monster house came about, and will have a darker and less campy feel than the black-and-white original. Continue reading

New and Classic Pulp Join Forces

Two Pulp Publishers join forces to bring Fans more and more of the stories they love! Altus Press, the foremost publisher in quality Pulp reprints as well as the Publisher of THE WILD ADVENTURES OF DOC SAVAGE and Pro Se Productions, one of the leading companies in the New Pulp Movement announce today a cooperative effort and imprint to provide even more Pulp Fiction, both classic and New, to diehard fans of Pulp or simply exciting adventure fiction!

Beginning in February, Altus Press and Pro Se Productions will work in conjunction to produce related products. When Altus Press publishes specially selected titles featuring rare and largely forgotten Pulp characters’ original stories, Pro Se will bring together the best writers of New Pulp today and simultaneously release a collection of newly written tales starring the same character. This stunning partnership will showcase both the classic adventures of some of pulp’s lost treasures while simultaneously allowing New Pulp’s finest to bring those characters back to life. Continue reading