The world’s longest-running entertainment fan magazine Famous Monsters (est. 1958), has announced that it is expanding its publishing division into original comic books.
“It has been a fun and successful seven years of covering some amazing talent while relaunching Famous Monsters back into the mainstream,” says Famous Monsters Publisher Philip Kim. “But I remembered something equally exciting that Forrest Ackerman penned: his own stories. Though we celebrate all Famous Monsters, we are itching to make new ones. It’s time to tell our own stories again.”
Famous Monsters has always featured work in tandem with Creepy, Eerie and most famously, founding FM Editor Forrest J Ackerman’s very own Vampirella. The first releases this year will feature work by Paul Tobin, Darick Robertson, Jeff Johnson, Nat Jones and Steve Niles… now if they could only get Bernie Wrightson to ink a few covers.
March 4, 2015 | Categories: Comics | Tags: Art, Comic Book Movies, Controversial, Creepy, Cult, Darick Robertson, Disturbing, Eerie, Franchise, Gore, Hollywood, Horror, Icons, Images, Independent, Jeff Johnson, Legend, Nat Jones, Paul Tobin, Possession, Post Apocalyptic, Scream Queens, Serial Killer, Slasher, Steve Niles, Suspense, The Walking Dead, Thriller, Vampirella, Vampires, Violence, Zombies | 2 Comments
Marvel has finally found its Doctor Strange. It look very likely that Benedict Cumberbatch is the studio’s choice for the superhero flick, and if true it appears to be perfect casting. The news comes after talks with Joaquin Phoenix around the time of Comic-Con went south, and Marvel went back to the drawing board. With names like Jared Leto and Tom Hardy also in the mix, this is obviously a coveted role. Great news for Marvel and fans alike.
Scott Derrickson is directing Doctor Strange and Jon Spaihts is writing the script for the movie (the first draft was penned by Thomas Dean Donnelly and Joshua Oppenheimer). Doctor Strange was hatched by Stan Lee and Steve Ditko during that Marvel Comics heyday of the early 1960’s. He’s a neurosurgeon who becomes Sorcerer Supreme, protecting Earth against magical and mystical threats with powers of sorcery, mysticism, and martial arts. Marvel’s Kevin Feige is producing.
October 28, 2014 | Categories: Comics | Tags: Action, Actors, Benedict Cumberbatch, Blockbuster, Classic, Comic Book Movies, Cult, Doctor Strange, Franchise, Hollywood, Icons, Images, Jared Leto, Joaquin Phoenix, Legend, Marvel, Marvel Comics, Sci-Fi, Stan Lee, Steve Ditko, Suspense, The Avengers: The Age of Ultron | Leave a comment