Each and every week, I, “Go Kings!!” Henchman 21 and “Go Rangers!!” Empress Eve read a lot of comics. Seriously you guys, a lot of comics. Maybe too many comics. I mean, it is possible”¦ theoretically. Naturally, we look forward to some more than others. I mean, who doesn’t? So, let’s take a look into the depths of our pull lists, grab some comics, and we’ll let YOU know what the top books to look forward to are for the week of June 4, 2014. Single issues and trades, they’re all here.
Well, in the good old GoD List land, there are two things to be obsessed with: The Stanley Cup Final and of course, as always, comics! Right now we’re all about the comics. It’s not the best week for comics ever, but what there is happens to be pretty great. So check out the picks for this week on this weeks GoD List!
For as long as the Archie comics have been in circulation, it’s incredible that it has taken this long for a film adaptation to be produced. Maybe it can be attributed to the fact that Archie comics have long been known to lack the same luster as something that comes from DC, Marvel, or Dark Horse. But Warner Brothers has finally found a way for the iconic comic book character to come alive on the big screen, with a slight twist of course.
It’s being reported that Pitch Perfect director Jason Moore has just signed a deal to helm an adaptation of Afterlife with Archie, a spinoff comic in which Archie, Jughead, Betty, and the rest of the gang having a run in with the undead.
The latest installment of the reprinting of Dan DeCarlo‘s exquisite rendering of the comic strip Archie is now available.
To put this comic into perspective, the late 1950s pint sized pop singer Frankie Lymon once waxed “I’m not a juvenile delinquent,” speaking of course about his exile from the rambunctious lifestyles that teenaged leather jacketed and Brycreemed up hair exhibited, getting in run ins and scraps with the law at every turn they could, purposely and accidentally. Someone of that era who could easily have echoed Lymon’s words was the comic book character Archie, who lived a teenage lifestyle right out of the universe of the old Andy Hardy series which starred Mickey Rooney way back when, living idyllic lifestyles of innocuous, clean cut fun, skirt chasing and being chased. While Archie may have been furthest from the complex young characters immortalized on the sliver screen by people like Marlon Brando and James Dean during the 1950s, he still lived a life where he constantly got into trouble, albeit of the fun loving, devil-may-care variety.
The deal of the day over at Things From Another World today is the Archie Meets Kiss trade paperback edition for only $9.09 (that’s 30% off the list price of $12.99).
Note – This deal is valid only for today, Sunday, September 30, 2012, til 11:59PM PST while supplies last.
When the sale item sells out, you can still get the trade paperback from Amazon for the discounted price of $10.25 (that’s 21% off the list price of $12.99). Archie Meets Kiss is also available as a Collector’s Edition Hardcover, which contains over 48 pages of exclusive content, for $23.71.
Every day here at Doom HQ we receive tons of tips from our readers about really cool stuff from the world of geek, as well as promotional materials for new films, comic books, collectibles, and much more. While we do our best to bring you as much of it as possible, we don’t always have enough geek manpower available to cover it all on a daily basis. But we hate the idea of all of this really cool stuff wasting away in our inbox. How could we NOT cover it? Hence why we’ve resurrected our long-defunct column Bits Of Doom, now rebranded and revamped as Doom Digest, a collection of easily digestible bits of news, videos, photos, and other goodies.
Today: Battlestar Galactica coasters, True Skin teaser, Archie of Archie fame and Valerie from Josie and the Pussycats are having a baby, The Walking Dead Season 2 Zombie case, Stanley Chow’s Star Trek art, plus Bits Of Doom.