We've seen plenty of Andrew Garfield as the rebooted Peter Parker and Emma Stone as Gwen Stacy, but we still know next to nothing about the villainous Lizard. That why it pays to keep an eye on those tie-in toys.
Just because the entire comic industry will more or less relocate to San Diego tomorrow doesn't mean there isn't a ton of new stuff on the stands — Locke and Key and Daredevil return, and Grant Morrison pens his treatise on superheroes.
Big summer crossover season is in full swing, as DC and Marvel both release slew of Flashpoint and Fear Itself tie-in books. Also, Richard K. Morgan returns to comics, and the purple-pantsed goliath puts on a familiar face.
Anchorman director Adam McKay is already running down his shortlist of actor hopefuls for his live-adaptation of the ultra-violent comic The Boys. Garth Ennis and Darick Robertson's comic follows a superpowered CIA group charged with keeping idiotic superheroes in line.
CHUD recently asked could-be The Boys director Adam McKay if he'd want Simon Pegg — who was the inspiration for protagonist Wee Hughie — for the film. McKay's not signed on definitely, but he's all for the idea.
We've known that FunnyOrDie.com co-founder (and Will Ferrell brah) Adam McKay was in the running to direct Garth Ennis and Darick Robertson's hedonistic superhero series The Boys. Apparently, McKay is now "in serious talks with Sony Pictures" and "close to signing." [Collider]
The one and only Darick Robertson (Transmetropolitan, JLA: A Midsummer's Nightmare) sent us a ton of concept art and sketches from his superhuman shit-kicker series, The Boys. Check out early designs for the team and Darick's commentary about the art!
In this week's comics haul, the sanity of two big-league comic protagonists — Rick Grimes from The Walking Dead and Billy Butcher of The Boys — hits a breaking point. When our lead characters go bonkers, we're all the richer for it.
What's got us most excited about Marvel's new Heroic Age status quo? Ed Brubaker's Secret Avengers. With an oddball cast of espionage experts and military masterminds, this title looks to give Marvel's flagship superteam a pulpy twist.