What's coming into comic shops tomorrow? A clash of two venerable television shows, Batman battling architecture-themed supervillains, and a new issue of Jeff Smith's Rasl. Set sonic screwdrivers to stun.
What new comic books are on the stands tomorrow? A great Batman graphic novel, the further adventures of Professor Wolverine, and enough eminently readable new issues to fill an extremely accommodating gravy boat.
Giving graphic novels as gifts to non-comics readers can be hard — after all, there are only so many copies of Watchmen one can give before they stop being books and start becoming the construction materials for an Alan Moore-themed play fort.
At Comic-Con, io9 had the opportunity to catch up with Jeff Smith, the creator of beloved fantasy epic Bone and the scifi noir comic RASL. Smith reflected on Bone's auspicious beginnings and gave us updates on the pending cinematic adaptations of both comics.
There's a ton of promising new books this week. The X-Men file for divorce, Dollhouse returns with the new adventures of Alan Tudyk, and Jeff Smith of Bone releases a new issue of his awesome science fiction comic RASL.
Hollywood has gone into a science fiction feeding frenzy in the past week, with several new scifi movies getting greenlit. The success of Battle: Los Angeles, on top of Avatar, Star Trek and others, put dollar signs in everyone's eyes.
According to Deadline, Sherlock Holmes franchise producer Lionel Wigram has purchased the rights to Bone cartoonist Jeff Smith's pandimensional art thief comic RASL — Smith himself has signed on as an executive producer.
Science fiction monkeys. Sure, this week may bring all manner of collections of more recent comics, but let's face it: Nothing measures up to science fiction monkeys. Of course, these are new comics we crave.