What better way to kick off 2013 than with everyone’s favourite comic book curse word? The best part is, it can be anything you want! The possibilities are endless! That’s right, Longbox of Awesome just became the first choose your own adventure blog. To keep being excellent, read on. To be still kinda cool, but not fully excellent, turn to page 244.
And the best selling comic of 2012 was…
The Walking Dead #100, to absolutely nobody’s surprise. According to Diamond Distributors (y’know, the monopoly), the Issue with a Billion Variants sold over 400,000 copies worldwide. You can read more about it over at Diamond’s site, where you can see just how the year pretty well belonged to Marvel. So take note, aspiring comic book writers – killing your biggest characters and having the rest fight each other makes for big sales.
There may just be a Y: the Last Man movie
Which is great news for every lazy dude who, for the last four Halloweens, has claimed he is dressed as Yorick. And the director, who New Line Cinema announced yesterday, because he may have a job! Yay for him! Boo for the other hundreds of thousands of Americans out of work.
Joseph Gordon-Levitt is in
your girlfriend’s dreams the Sin City sequel
And he’ll play the guy that all the girls (and a large portion of the guys) fall in love with. Or something like that. Whatever, reading articles on Yahoo is exhausting. Ain’t nobody got time for that.
Warner Bros. popped their collars and legally bro-slapped Superman’s creators’ heirs
A giant corporation won a court case that dragged on way longer than it should have. So Warner Bros., and its subsidiary DC, get free reign of the Superman brand from here on out. Another lesson for aspiring comic book writers – never sign over any of your intellectual property without at least getting a percentage. You can read the details over at Comics Alliance, where the article is notable because the best picture they could find is a t-shirt.
Honey Boo-Boo is a comic or something
This was depressing, so I didn’t read it, but that show I’ve never watched about what I assume is an overweight family in the southern US now has a comic starring the daughter. Do yourself a favour and order some good comics while I go watch “Duck Dynasty.”
Showtime’s version of Chew might rule
According to Rob Guillory, anyhow. If you aren’t reading Chew, you should be. It’s about the trials and tribulations of a cibopathic (can see the life and death of anything he eats… Except beets) detective. And it’s brilliant and hilarious.
Axe Cop is pummeling you this June
The series created by a five-year-old and a guy almost in his 30s is now an animated show with cast and an air date and everything! Doesn’t matter if it’s your girlfriend’s birthday… Watch the premiere.
Comic Book Resources recognizes the best colourists of 2012
Or at least they think so. Disagree? Too bad; they don’t care. They don’t care at all. We listen, though. Use the comments and tell us all about your problems.
Superhero movie scenes + LEGO = pretty, pretty pictures
Project Azazel has taken the duty of recreating awesome superhero movie scenes and the results are darn cool. It really puts that roofless green, blue and red house you built when you were six to shame, eh? [via Comics Alliance]
Speaking of LEGO…
There’s a LEGO Marvel game coming out! Which is exclamation point-worthy because LEGO games are generally awesome. Just look at LEGO Batman 2, where you get to play as Hush. How many games can claim that? Anyway, check out this video.
Music Video of the Week: “8 bit Blues (Chicago to New York)” by Kid Koala
Yeah, it’s from last August, but it’s still cool as hell.