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PROOF THAT BADDIES ARE BETTER


We somehow didn’t know this existed until reading about it on Bleeding Cool, and now we want the living shit out of it. It’s called Necessary Evil, and is an in-depth documentary about the appeal and awesomeness of DC Comics’ rogues gallery of villains. A who’s-who of baddies is analysed by a who’s-who of comic big-shots including Jim Lee and Geoff Johns, as well as a buncha people involved in bringing them to life – Kevin Conroy, Andrea Romano, Richard Donner, Zack Snyder and Guillermo Del Toro. Basically, we really like Guillermo Del Toro’s accent. It’s cool.

This is ten American bucks off Amazon, which seems hella worth it.

“I AM THE APPLE STORE” – JUDGE DREDD ON YOUR IPAD

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If you live in the future and have an iPad, today is a good day for you. Twenty volumes of Judge Dredd – The Complete Case Files have now been made available to electrically read. We’re talking years and years of reading material here – like GTA V-plus amounts of entertainment. There’s a free PDF preview downloadable here, and then everything’s gettable through 2000AD’s app. Do this. Going outside’s for weirdos.

SPACE DANDY, FROM THE MAKERS OF COWBOY BEBOP AND SAMURAI CHAMPLOO

If none of those words mean anything to you, don’t worry. Likewise, if you’re now thinking it’s going to be Desperate Dan washing the hair of the sunglasses-wearing pig from Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, no worries. This is the teaser for new series Space Dandy, from Shinichirō Watanabe, the mastermind behind Samurai Champloo and Cowboy Bebop, two of the baddest-assest anime series ever. It looks like loads of fun (if you like that sort of thing), and will be on Japanese telly in January.

WOULD YOU LIKE TO SEE AN AWESOME DC FAN FILM?

The answer is yes. It’s the one above. It’s only five minutes so drop whatever important things you have to do right now, and give it a go. Bonus points if you guess who the superhero is…

Actually, fuck the bonus points, it’s pretty obvious.

“PEOPLE FOCUS ON THE VIOLENCE, BUT IT’S A LOVE STORY” – AN INTERVIEW WITH JAMES O’BARR, CREATOR OF THE CROW

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A few months ago, in issue 182 (available in print and digital from our store), we did a feature on comics featuring thoughts and advice from everyone from Warren Ellis to Mark Hoppus. One guy who we wanted in that feature was James O’Barr, creator of The Crow, but at the time he was super busy. He’s just got back to us with his thoughts, so we figured we’d share them. O’Barr’s current series is The Crow: Curare, issue #2 of which comes out this Thursday from IDW Publishing.

When did you decide you wanted to work in the field of comics?
I never got into the business of comics through a childhood desire or anything like that, The Crow for me was a cathartic release that saved my life. I grew up across numerous foster care homes and, most of the time, was left to fend for myself. When you’re living in a house with little money, no electricity and only a smattering of parental attention, playing with a toy was a far-flung luxury I never really had. I wasn’t a very social child, and instead learned how to keep myself occupied without calling attention to myself. I would usually carry around crayons so I could draw whatever I wanted, whenever I felt like it. Drawing became a lifelong escape and remains a heartfelt passion to this day.
After the accident, [Note: O'Barr's fiancee was killed by a drunk driver in 1978] my life had been forever altered in a single moment. I didn’t find the justice I wanted in real life, so I didn’t want to feel anything anymore, my perfect world had been completely shattered. At the time I didn’t understand that I was experiencing some kind of survivor’s guilt. Nothing made sense. To deal with things, I felt that I needed to purge, to get all of my negative feelings out, all these forceful emotions that had swamped me for so many years. In doing so, The Crow came about. It wasn’t predestined, or neatly designed to be a comic book that was sold in stores. It just became a way of dealing with the hand I’d been dealt, so I could handle what was haunting me.
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CLOWN FROM SLIPKNOT IS MAKING A FILM

Shawn “Clown” Crahan is set to step behind the camera to make Officer Downe, based on a one-shot comic by Joe Casey (of Butcher Baker fame). Here’s the man himself, maskless, explaining it all. Clown’s no stranger to directing – he’s done a whole buncha music videos – but this’ll be his first feature film. It’s safe to say we will watch the ABSOLUTE SHIT out of this.

THEY’VE MADE A DOCUMENTARY ON CALVIN AND HOBBES

We loved Calvin and Hobbes when we first read it and we love Calvin and Hobbes when we read it now. It never, ever gets old and even though there are never going to be any new strips, it doesn’t matter because there’s such a wealth of gold already out there.

It looks like it’s coming out in the US in november but there’s no UK release date yet unfortunately.

Via Empire Online.

THE MOST INTRIGUING PANEL FROM A CAPTAIN AMERICA COMIC WE’VE SEEN IN A WHILE

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