Category: Comics and Graphic Novels

Comic Explores Ruth Bader Ginsburg’s Life Story

US Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg is a modern icon, a judge who has had untold positive impact on the United States’ justice system. Towards the end of last year, a biopic On the Basis of Sex was released, starring Felicity Jones and Armie Hammer, and now Bader Ginsberg’s life story is becoming a graphic novel!

 

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The novel is written by Debbie Levy, the New York Times bestselling author of the RBG picture book I Dissent: Ruth Bader Ginsburg Makes Her Markand illustrated by Whitney Gardner.

 

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Debbie Levy (writer) | Image via Debie Levy Books

 

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Whitney Gardner. | Image via Pop! Goes the Reader.

 

Becoming RBG follows Bader Ginsburg’s life from her childhood in Brooklyn to her days as a student, and later, a Columbia Law School professor, as a lawyer and on to her tenure on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia. The book then details Bader Ginsberg’s appointment to highest court in the land and work as a Supreme Court Justice.

 

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Check out this Bustle article for a first look at the graphic novel!

 

The writing is rather simple (it is a children’s book after all), and the art is super endearing! Great for kids, or anyone interested in history who doesn’t have the time for a full-length feature film or reading a lengthy book.

 

 

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‘Stranger Things’ Comics About Girl With Special Powers Coming in May

One of the most controversial episodes of Stranger Things was “The Lost Sister”, in which Eleven goes to Chicago to find a woman named Kali who also has special abilities and was a test subject in the same facility Eleven was held in. It was a departure from the norm for the series, one that drew as much praise as it did criticism.

More test subjects are bound to be revealed in the next season, but a new comic-book series might give us a sneak preview!

Entertainment Weekly reports that Dark Horse comics is publishing a new series titled Stranger Things: Six. It will tell the story of Francine, a young girl who can see the future. The evil wants to harness her powers, but Francine can see a future where she is free.

The four-issue series will go on sale May 29th. Here are photos of the covers of the issues.

 

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Gerard Way Revisits Music for ‘The Umbrella Academy’

Gerard Way, My Chemical Romance frontman-turned-comic book author, has had his graphic novel The Umbrella Academy adapted for TV by none other than Netflix.

 

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The series is, in a nut-shell, about a dysfunctional family of superheroes who band together to save the world from the apocalypse. It’s filled with action, comedy, drama, and mystery, and the new series stars Ellen Page, Robert Sheehan, Mary J. Blige and Kate Walsh.

 

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To make things even more exciting, creator Gerard Way has gone back to his roots and written the music for the series alongside My Chemical Romance bandmate Ray Toro!

 

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Gerard Way (left) with Ray Toro (right) in concert together. | Image via Zimbio.

 

In an interview with Kerrang!, Way compared composing music for The Umbrella Academy to his writing for My Chemical Romance.

“It’s a bit more work, because it’s for something cinematic. It’s not that it has to reach a higher level, it’s just that it’s a different level. The solo stuff is just kind of up to me, and what I want that to convey, or what nature it has. Whereas with the show, everybody has to really be blown away by it. So maybe, in a way, it’s more a little bit of what Ray and I and the guys in My Chem used to do; we apply a little bit more of that to what we do in these cover songs for Umbrella Academy.”

 

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All in all, Way says that is was “‘fresh and exciting’ to revisit that kind of creative process.” Together with Ray Toro, Way recorded covers of “Hazy Shade Of Winter” by Simon & Garfunkel, and “Happy Together” by The Turtles.

Their cover of “Hazy Shade of Winter” is also in the trailer for the Netflix series.

So if the series or comic book isn’t enough to get you interested in The Umbrella Academy, listening to the rockin’ sounds of My Chemical Romance will definitely pull you in!

 

 

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Ben Affleck Officially Confirms His Exit as Batman

With great pain (and great responsibility), I have to report that Ben Affleck officially confirmed his retirement from the role of Batman on Jimmy Kimmel Live! this week.

After it was announced that the next solo Batman movie would feature a younger Bruce Wayne within the chronology of DC’s cinematic universe, everyone speculated whether or not this meant that Affleck would be excluded from future installments. It is now true.

 

 

“I tried to direct a version of it and worked with a really good screenwriter but just couldn’t come up with a version — I couldn’t crack it and so I thought it’s time for someone else to take a shot at it. They got some really good people so I’m excited.”

While the caped crusader is in good hands with Matt Reeves (Planet of the Apes trilogy), so many potential Batman adaptations are now out the window. With an older Batman, we could have seen adaptations of notable comic book arcs such as Hush, The Court/Night of the Owls, or Death of the Family.

Fortunately for Affleck, he appeared to be quite content with the announcement, as he joked with Kimmel, “I’m not Batman.”

 

 

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Hit Graphic Novel ‘Kill Them All’ Coming to Paramount

Screen Rant reports that an adaptation of Kyle Stark’s Kill Them All is currently in development!
The film will be produced by Paramount Pictures with Mission: Impossible – Ghost Protocol and Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles producers Josh Appelbaum and Andre Memec at the helm. James Coyne (Treasure Island and Sherlock Holmes 3) will direct.

 

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Kill Them All follows a vengeful murderess and a hard-drinking former cop who team up to take down a crime lord. The duo must climb a fifteen-flight Miami high-rise to reach him, and kill all assassins, Luchador gang bosses, ex-boyfriends, and office workers they encounter along the way.

The hit graphic novel was initially published as a Kickstarter project back in 2017. After successfully reaching its funding goal with over 600 backers and $23,000, Oni Press decided to pick up the publishing and distribution rights.

The popular comic is very much described as a “love letter to ‘90s action movies.”

A release date has yet to be announced.

 

 

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