Saturday, June 30, 2012
Amanda Conner, already a cult-favorite illustrator thanks to her work on THE PRO and POWER GIRL, now finds her involvement with BEFORE WATCHMEN: SILK SPECTRE elevating her to a position of even greater notoriety. For example, her lovely/devilish face adorns one of the ads for the upcoming San Diego Comic Con, the nation's biggest comics extravaganza, and they even had the good taste to include a quote featuring her rather Nietzschean outlook on the whole experience.
A good move all around!
Thursday, June 28, 2012
A.C. discusses her work on BEFORE WATCHMEN: SILK SPECTRE on the Word Balloon pop culture podcast, so click here to find out what everyone's favorite "reprobate with a pencil" has to say!
Friday, June 15, 2012
It comes as no surprise that the Amanda Conner-illustrated and Darwyn Cooke-co-written BEFORE WATCHMEN: SILK SPECTRE has been met with critical kudos, and consequently there are numerous reviews to be had on the subject. Rather than do individual posts on every critique out there, here are some links you can click on that will take you straight to the reviews found at:
iFANBOY (Scroll down to Amanda's art and note what is said.)
The inimitable Amanda Conner chats about her take (with Darwyn Cooke) on writing the sixteen-year-old Silk Spectre in the character's eponymous BEFORE WATCHMEN mini-series over at MTV GEEK. Click here to see the video.
Monday, June 11, 2012
The Amanda Conner-drawn and co-scripted BEFORE WATCHMEN: SILK SPECTRE #1 is reviewed over at Pop Tards by "Optimus Douche" (the name that's most certainly found on his birth certificate). Click here to get the whole scoop.
Just some fun quotes about the first issue.
If only our rating system would go to 11 like the amps in This Is Spinal Tap, I'd easily try to reach for it here.
LAN PITTS AT NEWSARAMA.COM
“we could really use more comic books like this”
“go grab this title”
“I do think the title is rather terrible -- but it's honest and so is the book, which is one of the best things about it.”
“I love the idea of this book, and the clear passion behind it”
“The entire “Creator Owned Heroes” book is a fantastic collection of words and pictures”
‘For something that costs no more than a single issue of a mainstream comic, this is a must get. I give this first issue a score of 5/5.’
“a stunning debut, packed with thrilling stories, gorgeous artwork, and interesting text pieces”
Thursday, June 7, 2012
Our favorite pencil jockey/illustrator of charmingly voluptuous female cartoon types chats about the controversy over the size of comics characters' boobs — for such stuff will indeed destroy our fair nation and destroy the minds of our youth if allowed to flourish unchecked! — her involvement with BEFORE WATCHMEN: SILK SPECTRE, and a bunch of other stuff over at BuzzFeed's Shift section, so click here to read what the Four Color Fox has to impart!
Wednesday, June 6, 2012
CREATOR OWNED HEROES #1 — featuring all-new, all-original work by Jimmy Palmiotti, Justin Gray, Phil Noto, Steve Niles, Kevin Mellon and Bill Tortolini — hits the comics shops today, so trek on down to your local purveyor of quality four-color entertainment and snag yourself a copy!
Monday, June 4, 2012
Now that the digital AME-COMI GIRLS: WONDER WOMAN #1 has hit, reviews are inevitable and the one found over at 3 Chicks Review Comics is pretty much a full-on love-fest. The reviewers are clearly fans of what Jimmy Palmiotti and Justin Gray do as writers, citing them for their strong handle on female characters, but the real avalanche of kudos is reserved for artist Amanda Conner, about whom the reviewers pretty much could not stop voicing their admiration. Click here to listen to the podcast, and stick around for the whole thing because the other subjects covered are just as interesting to hear. (The discussion of AME-COMI GIRLS: WONDER WOMAN is the lead-in, so the gratification is immediate.)
Sunday, June 3, 2012
Hooray for Hollywood! Jimmy Palmiotti and Phil Noto's THE NEW WEST has been picked up for production by New Regency. Everything's still pretty much in the embryonic stages but you can go to ComicBookMovie.com to gather what intel there is. And stay tuned to this blog for further developments!
Jimmy Palmiotti and Justin Gray have been tapped to craft the story for INJUSTICE: GODS AMONG US, the DC-centric superhero fighting game from NetherRealm Studios, the gamemakers behind Mortal Kombat. That bodes well because the company had the good sense to rope the talents of two veteran comics scripters who both love and know the genre and the particulars thereof, thus they create from an involved and caring standpoint, so this upcoming video game holds a great deal of promise. You can peep the game's trailer here.
Jimmy and Justin sat down for a wide-ranging chat with Comixology's Slim that touches on AME-COMI GIRLS, RETROVIRUS, Jonah Hex, and more, and you can hear the whole exchange by clicking here.
Friday, June 1, 2012
Next Wednesday — 6/6 — sees the release of CREATOR-OWNED HEROES #1, which features all-new work from Jimmy Palmiotti, Justin Gray, Phil Noto, Steve Niles and Kevin Mellon, so click here to read an early review over at ComicBookTherapy. There's plenty of good stuff to be had, so get in on the ground floor!
Next Wednesday — 6/6 — sees the release of CREATOR-OWNED HEROES #1, which features all-new work from Jimmy Palmiotti, Justin Gray, Phil Noto, Steve Niles and Kevin Mellon, so click here to read an early review over at Comic Book Therapy. There's plenty of good stuff to be had, so get in on the ground floor!