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Archive for May 25th, 2011


“Wolverine vs. The Hand” by Gary Shore

With Darren Aronofsky out of The Wolverine (as the next Wolverine movie is currently called), Twentieth Century Fox is busy trying to find a new director. Recently, a short list of directors under consideration was leaked, with familiar names like Doug Liman (The Bourne Identity), Antoine Fuqua (Training Day), Mark Romanek (Never Let Me Go), Justin Lin (Fast Five), Gavin O’Connor (Miracle), and James Mangold (3:10 to Yuma) — but one name on the list left a lot of people, including myself, scratching our heads: Gary Shore…?

A clue to Mr. Shore’s inclusion was found on his Vimeo page — a little clip called Wolverine vs. The Hand.” Not quite a short film; it’s sort of a motion comic of a fight scene — and while there’s some silly stuff in it, but it does look very, very cool. If this aesthetic can be translated to a proper motion picture, Shore might have something here. (There are some very cool images in some of his commercials, as well, like this Adidas spot — so check them out.)

(via Coming Soon)

Multiplex: Enjoy Your Show is a Staff Pick in the June PREVIEWS!

Multiplex: Enjoy Your Show (Book 1) has been available since September, but this June, Diamond (the largest comics distributor in the world) will finally be listing the book in their PREVIEWS catalog (Order Code JUN110987), which coincidentally has a “Movie Comics” theme. In fact, Multiplex: Enjoy Your Show is a Staff Pick! If you live overseas, where the shipping can end up costing more than the book itself if you order it through me directly, this is your best bet.

If you want to convince your local comics retailer to pick up the book, point him at page 258 of the June PREVIEWS, or simply download this sell sheet (PDF, 308kb) and give it to them; it has all the information they need to order the book!

Multiplex: Enjoy Your Show (Book 1) collects strips #1–102 from the Multiplex archives, plus over 40 pages of bonus comics including an all-new, exclusive 12-page Prequel story set on opening night of Star Wars: Episode III — Revenge of the Sith, plus character bios, guest strips and more! The book 224-page, oversized volume retails for $19.95.

June’s PREVIEWS should be in comics shops WEDNESDAY, JUNE 1. Orders through Diamond will hit shelves in August.