next from the auteur who brought us teenage monster hunters, epic space
westerns and super-villain musicals? According to the revered writer
and director, a dark rumination on the horrors of human trafficking.
"I'm such a bitter, sad man and this is my bitter, sad show," Whedon
joked. While his new series about programable human beings may lack the
playful pop culture spark of his previous shows, it also has the
potential to stretch the Whedonverse into even deeper emotional
territory then we've seen in Buffy or Firefly.
Joss Whedon and Tahmoh Penikett
one of the most thought-provoking, progressive comic imprints in the
industry, Vertigo Comics has it's work cut out for itself in attracting
new readers to its cerebral side of the playground. Various new
projects were announced at the convention: Cuba: One Story is
writer/illustrator Dean Haspiel's graphic translation of the life of
Inverna Valesquez, a second mother to Haspiel who lived as a soldier in
Fidel Castro's army. The team of Mike Carey and Peter Gross will
provide a more fanciful alternative with The Unwritten,
an analysis of the power of fiction that diagrams the life of a
writer's son who's solely identified as a story-book character. Expect
post-modern twists galore.
of a movie directed by Edgar Wright and starring Michael Cera have been
swirling for months, but we all know the truth: no movie will ever be
able to touch this brilliant pop-culture masterpiece in the making. A
layered collage of sex, indie rock and obscure video game references
all projected through a Manga filter, Scott Pilgrim's evolution as an
evil-ex-boyfriend fighting slacker has been absolutely entrenching.
Author/Illustrator Bryan Lee O'Malley's panel more or less revealed the
story to be autobiographical. With one last year in the Pilgrim epic,
we can only hope that O'Malley has more hyper-kinetic history to
project into a new series.