Preview ‘Revelations #4’ From BOOM! Studios (Exclusive)
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Today, we’ve got an exclusive preview for Revelations #4, courtesy of BOOM! Studios, and you can check it out here below. Revelations, which is written by Paul Jenkins (Inhumans, Sentry), with art by Humberto Ramos (Superior Spider-Man), revolves around Detective Charlie Northern, who is charged with finding out who killed a possible successor to The Pope.

In Revelations #4, Northern’s investigation gains some steam, but as he gets closer to solving the case, forces against him have to stepped up their efforts to stop him from learning the truth.

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DVD Review: Marvel Knights: Wolverine Origin
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Marvel Knights: Wolverine Origin
Based on the comic written by Paul Jenkins
Screenplay adapted by Joe Quesada, Paul Jenkins and Bill Jemas
Original Art by Andy Kubert and Richard Isanove
Directed by Carl Upsdell
Shout! Factory
Rated R | 66 Minutes
Release Date: July 9, 2013

Many of you may not of heard of this new comic format. It’s referred to as a motion comic. Essentially it’s a comic or graphic novel that is adapted to film by basically dissecting each panel and moving pieces of it to create the illusion of action. It is probably pretty painstaking work since we don’t see too much of it. Marvel Knights: Wolverine Origin is the first of these I have seen from Marvel, though I do own one from another comic company.

Being referred to as “the greatest story never told” is a tough bill, but ever since being introduced in 1975, Wolverine has been one of the most enigmatic comic characters around. Whereas other heroes had their backstories filled in fairly well, poor Logan’s has long remained a mystery. Until Paul Jenkins wrote the graphic novel Wolverine Origin and revealed the past for all to see, that is. I must admit, I remember reading the story back in 2009 and pretty much liking it. There were still some obvious gaps that I figured were there to create places to add in new stories later. Remembering all of this I went into the viewing of this motion comic with a pretty open mind.

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BOOM! Studios and Archaia Entertainment Join Forces
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In a move to continue growing the size and diversity of their comic book output, BOOM! Studios has announced today that they have merged their operations with Archaia Entertainment. The Archaia brand will live on as an imprint of BOOM! Studios, join their normal line, as well as the KaBOOM! line designed for all-ages books. Today’s announcement declares that this move gives BOOM! the largest independent company-controlled comic book catalog (Image doesn’t count since individual creators maintain ownership under Image, that’s kind of their thing).

BOOM! Studios have been steadily expanding for years, adding original series to their licensed comics. They have had a number of great creators working for them, from Frank Miller and Mark Waid to Paul Jenkins and Brian Stelfreeze. They are currently riding high on a series of successful tie-ins to some Cartoon Network properties, notably their line of Adventure Time books.

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DVD Review: Marvel Knights: Inhumans
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Marvel Knights: Inhumans
Directed by Marvel
Shout! Factory
Rated: Not rated
Release Date: April 23, 2013

In Attilan, no one can, or should, hear Black Bolt scream.

The Marvel Knights: Inhumans movie has been released. It is an adaptation of the 12 issue Marvel Knights comic written by Paul Jenkins with art by Jae Lee. Come ponder with me the reasoning of the king of the Inhumans, Black Bolt, as he navigates the politics of humans and near gods.

This Shout! Factory release is a motion comic. I can’t say that I was entirely pleased by that prospect. A lot of motion comics take away from the internal experience of reading comics. And the limited motion does no favors to the animation genre. For a long time, the motion comic did nothing for me. Then the Spider-Woman: Agent of S.W.O.R.D., Iron Man: Extremis, and the Astonishing X-Men: Gifted series were released and changed my opinion of this new medium to a more positive outlook. That is when I figured out subtlety is the key to a good motion comic execution.

How does the Inhumans movie measure up in this bold new genre? Have a look below the jump to find out.

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Comics Deal: Hulk – World War Hulk: Front Line TPB
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The deal of the day over at Things From Another World today is the Hulk – World War Hulk: Front Line trade paperback for only $7.99 (that’s 53% off the list price of $16.99).

Note – This deal is valid only for today, Wednesday, February 22, 2012, til 11:59PM PST while supplies last (and they won’t, 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.

If [when!] the deal, which is for a new copy of the book, does sell out before the end of the day, there’s a “nick and dent” version (basically, slightly used) for on sale for 50% off for $8.49 (which is 50% off the list price).

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