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Wednesday, Apr 28, 2010



Iron Man 2 doesn’t come out until May 7, but Tony Stark’s alter ego is already showing up in some unexpected places. Some aspiring animator has developed a dead on 3D model of Iron Man, and he’s putting him to good use by injecting some testosterone into more femme-friendly fare. Check out Iron Man (along with his friends, AC/DC) making cameos in Bridgette Jones Diary, Dirty Dancing, and Titanic. The only thing I don’t get is why he didn’t use his missiles in the Bridgette Jones scene. I mean, Rene Zellwegger was right there.





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Friday, Apr 16, 2010
The upcoming film based on the comic book anti-hero of the same name has encountered more than its share of production obstacles, potentially posing a cause for concern for fans of the series.

With stars like Josh Brolin, Megan Fox, and John Malkovich as the hero, love interest, and villain, respectfully, Jonah Hex would seem to be well on its way to summer blockbuster glory. Sadly, much like the ruthless American West traversed by Hex himself, all is not well for the film, which is set for a June 18 premiere. According to New York Magazine’s Vulture blog, the mega-budget, supernatural Western has yet to release a trailer for the film. Although Warner Bros. plans to unveil the movie’s trailer with the upcoming A Nightmare on Elm Street, which arrives in theaters April 30, Jonah Hex has endured a series of production setbacks and troublesome publicity.


Originally, Mark Neveldine and Brian Taylor (Crank) were set to direct Jonah Hex, but dropped out in November 2008. It didn’t help that Brolin described the script as “awful”, in an interview posted on the MTV Movie Blog. Warner Bros. also brought in Francis Lawrence (I Am Legend) to serve as a consultant during the film’s reshoots.


These omens do not bode well for Jonah Hex. Movie fans, especially those loyal to the comic book genre, are now more than ever able to closely follow a film’s production, courtesy of the world wide web. Yet despite the setbacks, maybe the tired saying that there’s no such thing as bad publicity holds true. Artistic masterpiece or not, with Jonah Hex co-starring Megan Fox and featuring some (hopefully) good action sequences, the film should at least break even.


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Wednesday, Apr 7, 2010

DC Comics artist and co-publisher, Jim Lee, has an iPad. And he has put it to very good use, sketching iconic DC characters the Joker and Catwoman.


Think drawing with your finger instead of a stylus is too clunky to produce anything of worth? Check out Lee’s process, from a rough Joker sketch, through to the finished product.


A base sketch of Batman’s evil nemesis.


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Tuesday, Apr 6, 2010

Marvel recently unveiled it’s new application for Apple’s iPad, and it’s essentially the already existing iPhone application Comixology, but limited to Marvel titles. So basically, it’s an iTunes for Marvel comics that you can read on your iPad, scrolling and zooming as you please.


The layout and function seem pretty smooth, but as digital prices run about the same as their paper counterparts, it may be pointless for some. Others, however, may appreciate the instant access and perpetual “mint condition”.



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Wednesday, Apr 8, 2009
by PopMatters Staff

Cartoonist Jeffrey Brown turns his pens on himself in his new autobiographical comic book Funny Misshapen Body out this week on Touchstone. Chronically his development as an artist, the book is compelling enough that Pop Candy is offering excerpts today.


Jeffrey Brown
Funny Misshapen Body [book excerpts]


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