Thursday, January 24, 2008

Comic Book News, In Brief

Technically, this probably belongs in a sub-sub-post titled 'Comic Book-To-Film News, In Brief,' but honestly, I haven't the time. Still, I'm sure you'll forgive me once you've clicked over to EmpireOnline to check out the storyboards from Zack Snyder's upcoming silver screen adaptation of Alan Moore's Watchmen. While the storyboards themselves are very (read: very) bare bones, they do show that Snyder is striving to stick as close to the comic as he did with his film version of Frank Miller's 300.

GLAAD has announced their nominees for 2007's Outstanding Comic Book. They are: American Virgin by Steven T. Seagle (Vertigo/DC Comics), The Boys by Garth Ennis (Dynamite Entertainment), Midnighter by Garth Ennis, Brian K. Vaughan, Christos Gage, Justin Gray & Jimmy Palmiotti, and Keith Giffin (Wildstorm/DC Comics), The Outsiders by Judd Winick, Greg Rucka, and Tony Bedard (DC Comics), and Strangers in Paradise by Terry Moore (Abstract Studio). Congrats all around.

Publisher's Weekly has a brief interview with Mike Mignola. In it, Mignola spills on Dark Horse's plans to capitalize on the upcoming film, Hellboy: Emerald Hell (a five-issue spin-off series, Abe Sapien: The Drowning, a trade paperback collection of Darkness Calls, a prose novel titled Hellboy: Emerald Hell, and Hellboy: The Companion, a definitive reference guide due out in May. Spin-off series B.P.R.D. gets a new five-issue series, B.P.R.D.: 1946, and collections of B.P.R.D.: The Garden of Souls in late January and B.P.R.D.: The Killing Ground in May), his participation in said film (he co-wrote the original story for the film with del Toro and then contributed some conceptual artwork), and the inevitable ending for Hellboy (you didn't really think I'd tell you here, did you?).