As deadheads likely well know, AMCs The Walking Dead returns exactly one week from today on February 10th, 2013. The show has been such a hit that this year AMC paid over $4M for a 30 second commercial spot during the big game between the Ravens and the 49ers. If you missed it during the game or just want to see it again, enjoy!
Marvel’s “Iron Man 3” pits brash-but-brilliant industrialist Tony Stark/Iron Man against an enemy whose reach knows no bounds. When Stark finds his personal world destroyed at his enemy’s hands, he embarks on a harrowing quest to find those responsible. This journey, at every turn, will test his mettle. With his back against the wall, Stark is left to survive by his own devices, relying on his ingenuity and instincts to protect those closest to him. As he fights his way back, Stark discovers the answer to the question that has secretly haunted him: does the man make the suit or does the suit make the man?
Starring Robert Downey Jr., Gwyneth Paltrow, Don Cheadle, Guy Pearce, Rebecca Hall, Stephanie Szostak, James Badge Dale with Jon Favreau and Ben Kingsley, Marvel’s “Iron Man 3” is directed by Shane Black from a screenplay by Drew Pearce & Shane Black and is based on Marvel’s iconic Super Hero Iron Man, who first appeared on the pages of “Tales of Suspense” (#39) in 1963 and had his solo comic book debut with “The Invincible Iron Man” (#1) in May of 1968.
“Iron by “Iron Man 3” is presented by Marvel Studios in association with Paramount Pictures and DMG Entertainment. Marvel Studios’ President Kevin Feige is producing and Jon Favreau, Louis D’Esposito, Charles Newirth, Victoria Alonso, Stephen Broussard, Alan Fine, Stan Lee and Dan Mintz are executive producers. The film releases May 3, 2013, and is distributed by Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures.
Teenage life, school typecasting, bully attacks, unrequited love… and hyperpowers. Or at least some of the above.
Hyper Heroes is a light-hearted, all-ages (but thoughtful) superhero comic, with teen hijinks, good-natured comedy and the occasional superhero fight. You can read it here! Oh, and it’s a Kickstarter project too – which means you can help support it financially and, in exchange, become a hyperhero yourself. That is, if the project succeeds.
According to the project’s Kickstarter page, the Hyper Heroes comic started “…as a school hobby, where it gathered a huge cult following of about 9 people… But hey, they were the story’s protagonists. Because that’s the point of hyper heroes: the reader is the protagonist! And we don’t mean it in a “characters the kids can identify with” way. We’re literally saying our readers are the characters. As in, we take your (or your kid’s or your loved ones’) face and mannerisms and put them in a comic book hero, and we give the character skills and special powers based on your real-life strengths and qualities. And yes, that character then has a starring role in a superhero story.”
So, this comic lets its readers have an actual role in the story as a superhero. And if there’s an ongoing Kickstarter project, then you’re still on time to join. Yes, this means you can go over there and ask for your own hyperhero right now.
We all know mainstream superhero comics have very little space for new names; but the indie comics market isn’t crazy about non-satiric superhero stories either. This means even getting Hyper Heroes to where it is now has been a challenge from day one. However, this hasn’t stopped them from getting there… and they’re still going at it.
Their next step is to make the Hyper Heroes Kickstarter project into a reality. And there’s where you can help. Simply visit the project and, if you like it, back it. And become a comic book hero!
Writer of novels and several comic book titles, Peter David tweeted this morning that he has suffered from a stroke. While on vacation in Florida he lost control of the right side of his body. He has reported on his website that he cannot see properly, move his right arm or leg, is currently getting the extent of the damage sorted out and will report as further as details become clarified.
DC Comics artist Ethan Van Sciver also announced the terrible tragedy on his Facebook page, offering fervent wishes of Peter’s full recovery. Kurt Busiek and Ron Marz have also reached out to Peter via Twitter.
The Fanboy Buzz would like to offer our well wishes on Peter David’s recovery. He will be in our thoughts and prayers.
Peter David has contributed substantially to the world of comics. His full comic book bibliography is listed below.
Action Comics Weekly #608-620 (Green Lantern serial; #615, 619-620 plot with Richard Howell)
The Adventures of Jell-O Man and Wobbly #1 (“The Outer Space Case” story; uncredited work with Shana David)
The Amazing Spider-Man #266-267, 278, 289, 525 (#278 script only with Jo Duffy)
The Amory Wars: In Keeping Secrets of Silent Earth: 3 #1-12 (with Claudio Sanchez)