Sam Humphries and Dalton Rose have been getting some buzz and critical acclaim for their indie comic Sacrifice. The series has suffered some delays and it was micro-distributed (it was a self published comic), but in any case it looks like Dark Horse Comics is putting out the collected edition of Sacrifice in November. 168 pages for $20. Humphries recently took over as regular writer on Marvel’s The Ultimates, and it has remained an excellent book. I look forward to checking out this collection.
Speaking of Sam Humphries, his comic Higher Earth #2 that he is doing with Manuel Bracchi and Francesco Biagini has sold out faster than anything Boom! has previously published. Good for them. They needed a good hit.
Mike Allred’s upcoming issue of Daredevil will feature Stilt Man. I expect that to be awesome. Also, frequent DD artist Paolo Rivera will be ending his Marvel exclusive to do some creator-owned works, but he will continue doing some covers. And for those Black Cat fans, Mark Waid hinted that she will be returning to DD soon!
Writer Victor Gischler and artist Paul Lee will be working on a Spike solo story, spinning the character out of Buffy The Vampire Slayer, just in time for August. Should be fun.
Evidently in South Carolina a young teenage girl took home a copy of Alan Moore and Jacen Burrow’s Neonomicon from her public library. As a result, lots of negative news coverage has spun out of this. (Those that have read the comic can venture a guess as to why.) Well the Comic Book Legal Defense Fund (CBLDF) has come to the defense of the work. Should be interesting to see where this goes from here.
Though it has not been officially green-lit as a series, Powers is still alive and well on FX. The writers’ room is currently busy doing rewrites of the pilot and they will reshoot the pilot before deciding whether or not to continue with the series. At least that still gives the show some hope of being picked up! I am crossing my fingers on this one.
Barry Sonnenfeld (Men In Black films) is attached to a film version of DC Comics’ Metal Men. You know with the right amount of comedy this could be a really good thing for the property. I can see it done in the MIB style of filmmaking.