Deadpool Movie Gets 2016 Release Date

THANK GOD IT’S HAPPENING OH MY CHRIST YES

Yeah, sorry, well. I’m excited. If you’re not excited I’m not sure if you’re really human.

According to the Hollywood Reporter (why am I still on this site after the last update?), “On Thursday, the studio announced that the movie will hit theaters Feb. 12, 2016. Tim Miller is set to direct the film, with Ryan Reynolds long rumored to star, although no deal is set. (Bets are that he will.)”

Yeah, we must never forget how shit horrendously terrible the Green Lantern with Ryan Reynolds was, but whatever. WHATEVER. It’s Deadpool, yo!

In case you need reminding, here are 10 reasons Deadpool is the best ever:

The Best of Deadpool as According to Jessica:

Spiderman and Deadpool

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Ah sure why not:

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He knows all about the wants and needs of teenage boys

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Breaking the fourth wall

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He can actually use iApple products in some useful way (snrk)

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Tony Stark’s rampant alcoholism can be hilarious if you’re Deadpool

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He has his personal priorities in order

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Supergirl is coming to small screens near YOU

Welcome, Supergirl

CBS has landed the high-profile DC Comics adaptation of Supergirl. We got the news from the Hollywood Reporter (classy, I know), and their even classier bulletin on it features a mostly-headless image of Supergirl herself.

Yes, ladies and gents, Supergirl is actually a pair of disembodied breasts and a mouth:

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Breasts aside, the Hollywood Reporter had this to say –

“The hourlong drama, taken out last week, centers on Kara Zor-El, Superman’s cousin, who was born on the planet Krypton and escaped amid its destruction years ago.

Since arriving on Earth, she has been hiding the powers she shares with her famous cousin. But now at age 24, she decides to embrace her superhuman abilities and be the hero she was always meant to be. (The character was previously played by Laura Vandervoort on The CW’s Superman origin story Smallville.)

The Supergirl pickup also means all five of the broadcast networks [in North America] could have superhero-themed series on the air next season, with DC properties on four of the five.

Fox on Monday launches its highly anticipated Batman prequel Gotham — which like Supergirl started with a series commitment; NBC has Hellblazer take Constantine due in October; CW has Flash and Arrow; and ABC, via Disney’s deal with Marvel, has Agents of SHIELD and bridge series Agent Carter.

For its part, Netflix also has four Marvel series and a mini, starting with Daredevil.”

Interesting news indeed. So, just like the in cinema, get ready for a glut of superhero adaptations to rock your weekday nights. The only question remains, with 6 incarnations of Supergirl to choose from…which one are they going to go with?

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Various incarnations of Supergirl (from left to right): Original Kara Zor-El, Matrix, Kara in the ’70s, Modern Kara, Linda Danvers, Power Girl, and Kara from Crisis on Infinite Earths. Art by Ed Benes.

Bravest Warriors: Interactive Comic Book Alert!

BravestWarrior-ThisWayOrThat01-GreatCoreCaper-3DI dunno about you guys but when I was a kid, choose-your-own-adventure books and comics were the best thing everrrrr.

The chapter book-style release is presented with a “THIS WAY OR THAT” format that offers multiple story options that give readers a variety of possible narratives to decide the course of the plot.

Set to be published under the company’s Perfect Square imprint, the latest BRAVEST WARRIORS title was written by Chris “Doc” Wyatt with illustrations by Corin Howell. The chapter book-style release presents multiple story options that give readers a variety of possible narrative options to decide the course of the plot.

BRAVEST WARRIORS: THIS WAY OR THAT – THE GREAT CORE CAPER is rated ‘A’ for All Ages and will carry an MSRP of $7.99 U.S. / $9.99 CAN.

In THE GREAT CORE CAPER, the planet Goober-Delta-9 will lose orbit if its stolen planetary core is not returned. Where is that core? In the most secure vault in the Galaxy – beneath SID BEEMER-BOOF’S FUN PLANET, the biggest amusement park in the known universe. The Bravest Warriors must recruit a daring team, including Plum, Catbug, President Memory Donk, Professor Brain Dog 7 and the Emotion Lord, to help them on their mission. Each team member must play their part in order to pull off the most outrageous heist of all time! And on EVERY page, the reader is in complete control of what happens next!

“The galaxy-hopping band of Bravest Warriors take off in a great new way for their first ever THIS WAY OR THAT adventure that lets the reader decide exactly how the story unfolds,” says Beth Kawasaki, Senior Editorial Director. “Everyone who worked on THE GREAT CORE CAPER is a BRAVEST WARRIORS fan, and editor Joel Enos and the creative team were thrilled to pay homage to the classic adventure books from when they were kids! Chris Wyatt’s hilarious and eccentric story paired with Corin Howell’s endearing illustrations captures the BRAVEST WARRIORS spirit, and gets better and better with repeated readings. Become part of the action and help decide just how the teenage heroes will save a planet in peril!”

BRAVEST WARRIORS writer Chris “Doc” Wyatt is a TV animation writer whose work can be seen on current and upcoming episodes of Marvel’s Ultimate Spider-ManMarvel’s Avengers Assemble (both on Disney XD), Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (on Nickelodeon), Transformers: Rescue Bots (on the Hub), and The Octonauts (on Disney Jr.).

Artist Corin Howell is an alumnus of the Savannah College of Art and Design with a BFA in Sequential art. She’s recently worked on Ben 10 Omniverse (Halloween Special) and the upcoming HELLO KILLY: HELLO 40 for Perfect Square. She also contributed to the new BRAVEST WARRIORS: THE SEARCH FOR CATBUG book and had her artwork featured in 2014’s Perfect Square Free Comic Book Day comic.

Bravest Warriors is a hit animated series widely seen on YouTube’s Cartoon Hangover and was created by Pendleton Ward, the visionary creator of the Emmy Award-winning Cartoon Network show Adventure Time. In Bravest Warriors, four teenage travelers traverse the universe saving those in need…though not always in the way you’d expect…in fact…never! Along the way they meet aliens, phantoms and other inter-dimensional beings – including everyone’s favorite, Catbug. Sometimes…they even meet themselves! The web series won a Shorty Award in 2013 for Best Web Show and has spawned a wide array of collectibles and other products.

VIZ Media’s Perfect Square imprint focuses on delivering original comics, manga (graphic novels) and other children’s books with an emphasis on strong storytelling, eye-popping graphics, empowering themes, and a dash of irreverence, that captures the imagination of a whole new generation.

Additional information on titles published by Perfect Square is available at www.PerfectSquare.com.

SuBLime will be at YAOICON 2014 :)

Are other Girls Like Comics readers out there into yaoi manga? For those who don’t know what yaoi means it basically means manlove, boylove stuff. In my experience it’s generally all oh no please I’m not like this oh no wait that’s great don’t stop kind of stuff, and being the sick f*1k that my reading taste is, I kind of actually like it (despite it generally not being up my alley whatsoever in prose/novels/films etc).

Wikipedia tells me that Yaoi Con is particularly known for  its unique events that use volunteers known as “bishounen“. The bishounen are male volunteers who represent the attractive characters shown in Yaoi manga, and run many of the events. Intriguing indeed.

If there’s anyone out there in the San Fran area who’s going to YaoiCon, let us know and we’ll publish your review!

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Anywho, so it’s with reluctant excitement that we have this to announce:

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SuBLime, the global yaoi manga publishing initiative between VIZ Media and Japan’s Animate, Ltd. (Animate), announces its participation at YaoiCon 2014 and invites attendees to enjoy a weekend of fun and passionate yaoi fandom.

YaoiCon 2014 takes place the weekend of September 12th-14th at the Hyatt Regency San Francisco Airport Hotel. YaoiCon is North America’s preeminent fan event devoted exclusively to yaoi. Full details are available at: www.yaoicon.com. SuBLime will be located in the Dealers’ Hall in booths #23 and #24 throughout the entire convention.

Catch the latest updates directly from the SuBLime publishing team during the SuBLime Industry Panel, scheduled for Saturday, September 13th at 2:00PM in the Regency C panel room. The team will have games and prizes as well as updates on many ongoing series. Fans will want to be sure to stay until the very end to catch a big, new publishing announcement! 

During its presence at YaoiCon, SuBLime will have copies of all currently available print titles for sale at a discounted rate at its booth. Fans can enjoy an additional 10% discount when purchasing all available volumes of a series. In addition, special advance print copies of Shoko Hidaka’s BLUE MORNING Volume 5 (rated ‘M’ for Mature Readers) will be made available ahead of its October street date.

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While at the booth, YaoiCon attendees can also enter to win these awesome prizes: a complete set of print AND digital editions of AWKWARD SILENCE (Vols. 1-4), a complete print set of CRIMSON SPELL (Vols. 1-5), or a digital-only title of their choosing from the SuBLime catalog.

SuBLime titles are offered worldwide in print and digital formats. For digital editions purchased directlyfrom www.SuBLimeManga.com, readers have two methods of access – a DRM-free downloadable PDF that is viewable on any PDF-enabled eReader device and computer, and via the online manga viewer found on the web site. Readers can also purchase SuBLime’s digital editions through e-tailers such as Kindle, Nook, and Kobo.

For up-to-date news and release information, please visit the SuBLime website at SuBLimeManga.com, or follow SuBLime on Twitter at @SuBLimeManga, Facebook at facebook.com/SuBLimeManga, and Tumblr at sublimemanga.tumblr.com.

About SuBLime

SuBLime is a global yaoi/boys’ love manga publisher, and is a partnership between VIZ Media, LLC (VIZ Media), the largest distributor and licensor of anime and manga in North America, and Japan’s Animate, Ltd. (Animate). This bold, global publishing initiative will present English-speaking fans everywhere with a broad selection of high quality titles. SuBLime will offer titles digitally worldwide available at www.SuBLimeManga.com, with many available in Download-to-Own format, and selections in print also available in English-language editions worldwide.

UNLAWFUL GOOD: An Anthology of Crime

Heather Antos is an occasional contributor here at Girls Like Comics, so that’s all the more reason to check out her Kickstarter!

Read her preview of the webcomic Pumpkin Spiced on our site.

Unlawful Good: An Anthology of Crime

“So good it should be illegal, the “Unlawful Good” Anthology features the talents 35+ creators in a crime themed collection of comics.”

UNLAWFUL GOOD Original Cover Art by Tony Moy

Why kickstarter?

“An anthology book is a tough sell in the direct market and, as a result, a real risk for publishers. The comic book climate is not as it once was. There was a time when comic anthologies were flying off the shelves, but those days are behind us. The modern day comic buyer has less of an interest in multiple tales by multiple creators, and that lack of interest is reflected in the stock of your local comic shop. SO…here we are!

And though the writers and artists have so graciously donated their time and talents for no money up front, printing and shipping fees still need to be covered to make sure their hard work gets seen! We need your help!”

Help with the Kickstarter right here right now!

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The Great Work is now on Patreon

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The Great Work by Tommie Kelly

Tommie Kelly is one of Ireland’s homegrown comic creators, having been involved with the comics scene in Ireland for years. He is writer and artist for DOWN, ROAD CREW, TOMMIE KELLY PRESENTS,SOMETHING WONDERFUL ,THE HOLY NUMBERS and THEM.

He has worked on popular computer games and has done more Twitter Avatars than is probably advisable (including one for yours truly). You can find out more at his website.

About The Great Work

On Patreon, Tommie himself writes that The Great Work is, “a story about self-discovery, magick, the shadow aspect of humanity and revelation. It has occult themes but think of it more like a soap opera than the usual occult themed horror stories. It’s about a group of friends in their 20’s who all have different secrets that are about to come to the surface.”

So if you want to bring this great work to fruition, go forth and support it on Patreon.

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“Female Fans Give Boost to Comic Book Publishers”

It’s not just us that are saying it, Bloomberg Business Week (in a horrendously sexist article but with stats that shout out beyond their snide comments) are on it too. Demographics in the comics world are changing.

A Publishers Weekly report released in May found that women ages 17 to 33 were the fastest-growing group at comic book retailers in North America.

There’s a few factors for this that I can think of off the top of my head.

  • Social Media – it’s not just changing the comicbook industry, it’s giving women the voices that they’ve (a) never had before or (b) still aren’t entitled to. Everyday Sexism anyone?
  • The explosion of manga in the 1990s
  • The Sandman, written by Mr Neil Gaiman (I’m really not joking about this. I know at least three women who got into comics because of it, and I’m willing to bet that maybe you know people too)
  • The TV series Buffy the Vampire Slayer (yay!)

You can see the publishers turning more and more towards women as well, in things like the re-imagining of Thor as a woman, the creation of a hipster Batgirl, and Black Widow and Storm getting their very own series.

These are all super things. What else is on the horizon?

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