4.10.2007

April '07 Previews Pop Culture Crossover

Some interesting (and not-so-interesting) TV, movie, and game crossovers into comics coming out in June. I can't wait to read Shadow Puppets!

TV

  • Spike : Shadow Puppets #1 (IDW, mini)
    Smile Time is back!! This time, it's Spike and Lorne against the evil children's show.
  • Stargate SG-1 2007 Special (Pulsar Press, One-Shot)
    16-page comic, available in 7 difference covers.

Movies

  • Beneath the Valley of the Rage (Fangoria Comics, 4-part mini)
    Prequel to the horror film, The Rage.
  • Frank Miller's Robocop (Pulsar Press, TPB)
    The story Miller intended to tell before his script went through the Hollywood editing process.
  • Predator Omnibus vol 1 (Dark Horse, TPB)
    440-page collection of several Predator graphic novels and other stories.
  • Shaun of the Dead (IDW, TPB)
    "Director's Cut" adaptation of the hilarious film.
  • Star Wars Episode 1 - The Phantom Menace Photo Comic (Dark Horse, one-shot)
    Is it just me, or does this seem like an easy way to make a buck? Instead of actually going to the trouble to drawing a comic, how about we just take shots from the movie, and stick in dialogue from the movie? Voila! Instant comic book with hardly any work involved.
  • Terminator 2: Infinity #1 (Dynamite, mini?)
    See what it was like from the future side of the story.

Animation

  • Batman: Harley & Ivy (DC, TPB)
    Collecting the original mini, the story Love on the Lam, and a newly colored story pulled from Batman Black and White.

Games

  • Bloodrayne: Red Blood Run #1 (Digital Webbing, 3-part mini)
    More from the vampire-fighting video game world.
  • Street Fighter II: The Manga, vol 1 of 3 (Udon Entertainment, TPB)
    Any Street Fighter II story is cool, as long as Blanka's in it.

Did I miss anything you'll be getting?

An interesting bit of news from last month's listing: Jimmy Palmiotti talked to Sci Fi Wire about the Fox Atomic comic he wrote - The Hills Have Eyes: The Beginning. Sci Fi Wire asked Palmiotti about using that comic as the source material for a prequel movie. Jimmy replied, "They would be mentally retarded if they didn't." Yeah - I used to call people "retarded" - when I was 12. Nice job, Jimmy.

So, maybe my maturity came a bit later than that, but shouldn't people that talk to the press take some kind of sensitivity training?

2 comments:

Bones said...

I bought all the issues of the Shaun of the Dead comic when it came out. It's great stuff if you liked the movie. Me, I LOVED it.

By the way, I did end up signing up for the Supernatural comic Jim. I'll let you know what I think when it ships next month.

Jim said...

Thanks!

And great - now I'll have to pick up another trade :) That film cracked me up...