Losing previous director Matthew Vaughn – possibly to Star Wars Episode VII – has not slowed down development on X-Men: Days of Future Past one bit. Shortly after Vaughn’s departure Bryan Singer, a producer on the Vaughn-directed X-Men: First Class, signed on to direct his first X-Men film since 2003’s X2. Then just yesterday Singer confirmed that Patrick Stewart and Ian McKellen would be re-entering the franchise as the older Professor X and his friend and nemesis Magneto.
One of the remaining question marks surrounding the casting of Days of Future Past would be whether or not Hugh Jackman would also be joining the ever-growing ensemble cast. He’s become the X-Men franchise’s star player and good luck charm so it should come as no surprise to anyone that Jackman is now in negotiations to return as Wolverine.
Trio, Volume 1 Written by John Byrne
Art by John Byrne
Colors by Ronda Pattison
Cover by Neil Uyetake, Robbie Robbins IDW Publishing
Release Date: October 16, 2012
Cover Price: $17.99
John Byrne: The man, the myth, the legend. X-Men, Fantastic Four, Superman, Batman, The Avengers; Byrne has done it all and he’s renowned for his ability to create controversy when he takes on a popular franchise. With Trio, Byrne brews up a super-team up from scratch in the spirit of Bronze Age comics.
Trio features, well, a trio of super-heroes. Amongst themselves they refer to each other as One, Two, and Three. One is a paper-thin woman who can stretch herself out like Plastic Man. Two’s superpower is that his arms turn into giant blades that he can use to deflect bullets. Three is a teenage boy who can transform himself into a Thing-like beast. The press refers to the group as Rock, Paper, and Scissors””a name the team seems uneager to adopt.
The deal of the day over at Things From Another World today is the Hellboy Vol. 1: Seed of Destruction trade paperback for only $5.38 (that’s 70% off the list price of $17.95).
Note – This deal is valid only for today, Monday, October 31, 2011, til 11:59PM PST while supplies last (and they will sell out, so hurry!). Visit the TFAW’s Deal of the Day page to view the hours left in the sale as well as quantities left on the item.
This trade paperback edition collects the Marvel comic book series Hellboy: Seed of Destruction #1-4 from the creative team of Mike Mignola, John Byrne, Mark Chiarello, and Matt Hollingsworth.
If the deal, which is on the “nick and dent” version, does sell out before the end of the day, there’s a new version for $10.77, as well as a Hellboy Library Edition Hardcover that also includes the Wake the Devil run.
Cold War #1 Created, written & drawn by John Byrne
Colors by Rhonda Pattison
Letters by Neil Uyetake
Covers by John Byrne IDW Publishing
Release Date: October 19th, 2011
Cover Price: $3.99
WARNING!!!! Do NOT buy this comic unless you want to have FUN! I’m not sure just what I was expecting from this comic, but it went far beyond any and all expectations that I had for it. In spades.
Cold War #1 opens with an incredible 11-page sequence that is really fascinating. The great thing about this book is that, while it’s clearly a spy genre, James Bond-type of comic, it doesn’t beat you over the head with it. It’s not a direct homage to the genre, like Crossgen’s Kiss Kiss Bang Bang, but it has the spirit of the genre without blatantly ripping off James Bond trademarks like gadgets, scandalously named women, and witty one liners. It’s almost an undercover spy book. A covert undercover spy book. Good Lord, I feel like I’m in the “in-famous” scene in The Three Amigos movie.
Those lovable Latinos over at Latino Review have some major DC news for us today.
According to their sources, David S. Goyer himself will be writing the new Superman reboot film to be titled Man Of Steel. Superman Returns fans may not be pleased to know Bryan Singer and Brandon Routh will not be involved.
Goyer is apparently going for more of the John Byrne Superman feel from the 80’s comic reboot. This means it will not be an origin story and takes the stance that audiences already know who Superman is and where he came from. The studio wants to make Superman modern, believable, and most of all FUN! Brainiac is the villain so we don’t have to sit through another Lex Luthor real estate scheme (thank God). Also of note, the Daily Planet is struggling due to the internet and the film is setting up a huge Kryptonian mythology.