A few folks (including Daredevil writer Mark Waid and ComicsAlliance’s Chris Sims) have referred to elements of director Zack Snyder’s Man of Steel as “disaster porn,” but just how much damage is actually dealt by Superman, Zod and company in the movie?
Buzzfeed aimed to find out, so it contacted the folks at Watson Technical Consulting to assess the cost, in lives and in monetary figures. The results are pretty staggering.
Graphic Novelist Hope Larson, who was recently nominated for an Eisner for her 2012 adaptation of Madeleine L’Engle’s A Wrinkle in Time, has made the leap to moving pictures. Her new eight-and-a-half-minute short film Bitter Orange, starring Scott Pilgrim Vs. The World's Brie Larson and The Venture Bros.' James Urbaniak, is now available to watch on Vimeo.
You can watch the 1920s-set film, which was storyboarded by Koko Be Good writer/artist Jen Wang, as well as check out the poster by Becky Cloonan and Dustin Harbin, after the jump!
By Chris Sims
By Chris Sims
If you like Superman movies that we already have, then I imagine you have the best chance of being entertained by Man of Steel. That’s really the nicest thing I can say about it, and I say it because when you get right down to it, most of the considerable mistakes that made Man of Steel downright unbearable for me were made in those, too. In that respect, it’s really just the latest installment of The Adventures of Terrible Movie Superman.
The only real difference is that Zack Snyder somehow manages to do it in a far more drab, cynical and ultimately tone-deaf way. And considering that the last attempt was Superman Returns, that’s saying something.
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Being one of just 20 cartoonists called to study cartooning at the prestigious Center for Cartoon Studies each fall has to be an incredible honor. It’s also got to be kind of terrifying to find one’s self suddenly in the presence of James Sturm, Jason Lutes, Chris Ware and other giants, and have to impress them.
You don’t have to be an amazing cartoonist or endure all that pressure to see how that all plays out thanks to a new documentary from directors Josh Melrod and Tara Wray, Cartoon College, which is available via video on demand right now. Catch the movie’s trailer (which prominently features CCS 2010 alumna and Fantagraphics marketing unicorn Jen Vaughn) and the full cover for the DVD after the jump.
Please Let Me Know If Any Of The Following Appear In This New Superman Movie
- Jimmy Olsen’s Signal Watch
- Lex Luthor’s Dog, Destructo
- The Key To Fort Superman
- The phrase “Great Guns!”
- The Hairies
- Planet Transilvane
- Lori Lemaris
- Lyla Lerrol
- Letitia Lerner
- Lupe Leocadio
- Lyrica Lloyd
- Luma Lynai
- The Supermobile
Superman is not a role they give to movie stars. Christopher Reeve was unknown when he took the part. The same was true for Dean Cain, Tom Welling and Brandon Routh; the best any of them could claim is a multi-episod guest e spot on a TV show or, in Routh’s case, a supporting role on a daytime soap. Though some bigger names have been considered for the role (Nicolas Cage being the most bizarre among them), filmmakers seem to understand that when audiences look at Superman they should see only Superman, and not the actor who plays the part.
Though Henry Cavill is far from a household name, he is in fact the Superman actor with the biggest pre-cape career — and yet most comic fans probably had little idea who he was when he was cast as the titular Man of Steel. If you’re still wondering who Cavill is, where he came from, and whether he’s going to be any good in the film that opens today, look no further, friend. You have questions. We have answers.
The co-creator of Spider-Man, the Fantastic Four and The Incredible Hulk, among other classic Marvel characters, is developing a character tentatively called The Annihilator with an aim toward selling it to a Chinese production studio for a feature film. Lee has also working on a digital-comics superhero for India named Chakra the Invincible.