Tuesday, June 3, 2008

Dan Vado talks about Disney License

Here's a news articles from Newsarama, in which SLG head honcho Dan Vado explains what's going with their Disney properties.

Check it out here! It's definitely worth a read.

Monday, June 2, 2008

Update - Bad Guys #4, Gargoyles #9, #10

In a post over at the Comment Room, Robby Bevard updates us on the status of Bad Guys #4, Gargoyles #9 and Gargoyles #10. Read the post below for the info:

Another status update on the Gargs comic, since there are obviously some questions again. Based on how much was done last time I posted, around the end of April, I had hoped to be done with issue 9, have it approved by Disney, at the printers, and out by June. As of April 25th, that was still possible. As of today, it is not.

There have been a few unforeseen delays in the production, so the issue is not quite finished yet. Obviously, it is a bit further behind schedule than hoped. BG4 HAS been completely finished, as it did not suffer the same delays, so its gone off through approvals and printing and all that, and it will be out first. Issue 9 will go out as soon as possible once it is fully done. On the upside, issue 10 is nearly half drawn already, (and it looks great) so it should come out not too long after issue 9, is the one big upside to the delay.

So, the disappointing news is that G#9 won't be out in June, but BG#4 will, so at least there's a silver lining. Bad Guys has been great so far, and having G#9 and #10 come out one after the other promises to be a nice, and (given the storyline) incredibly exciting two months for us Gargoyles fans.

Tuesday, May 27, 2008

Hunger Pangs; Bad Guys #5, #6 Solicitations

First, I just have to let everyone know that I'm going through Gargoyles withdrawal. My two copies of Bad Guys #3 have still not shipped from Midtown Comics, and no comic shops near me order Gargoyles comics. I'm itching to get my hands on some fresh material, so this news was a nice pick-me-up:

Thanks to a post by Greg Bishansky over at the Comment Room, we now have the solicitations for the final two issues of Gargoyles: Bad Guys!

Here they are, with a tiny bit in the way of spoilers (which most of us are already aware of), so if you don't want anything revealed, this may not be for you:

Gargoyles: Bad Guys #5 & #6

by Greg Weisman & Various Questions abound in Redemption Chapter V! What's on the mysterious island that the Squad has so desperately been trying to reach? Who sent the flying Robots? And how much does Dingo know about their attacker - a figure from his past? Then, in the final battle against the forces of the Illuminati, each member of the squad will have to decide just whose side they are on. Is redemption even possible for the bad guys? And if so, at what cost? Find out in Redemption Chapters V and VI!

According to GargWiki, the titles are BG#5 - Strangled and BG#6 - Losers.

Being that they were solicited as a pair, I'm assuming that the plan is for them to have relatively close release dates, and given the information the solicitation provides, I think it's a safe assumption that these final two issues will focus much more on the present as opposed to the three issues that have already been released, which have progressed predominantly through flashbacks.

P.S. - A little bit of news that I neglected to post: Karine has stated that she has finished BG#4, and is currently working on #5. I had updated the "Upcoming Releases" list on the right-hand side of the blog, but I didn't have the time to post her actual comments. So sorry, but here it is now, for anyone who may have missed it:

About Bad Guys #3: Toldja you'd like Chris's art! :) I was very happy to learn that he was going to be picking up my slack, and then was even happier to see his work when it came in. I learned some stuff from him, too.

Issue #4 was finished last week; I'm currently halfway into #5's roughs, and I've got just about a quarter inked. Just so you know.

So, hopefully if Gargoyles #9 is not ready to be released in June, Disney will have at least finished approving BG#4, so we won't have to go a whole month without something Gargoyles-related to feed our hunger. We're getting close to the end of Bad Guys, and it looks like it keeps getting better and better. I can't wait!

Wednesday, May 21, 2008

Bad Guys #3 - Out TODAY!

I'd have to check back to be sure, but I think I can safely say that BG#3 is the topic that I have posted about the most. So, here's the last one, to reiterate what most of us already know: BG#3 was released today!

If you haven't gotten it yet, because you haven't had the time, or your comic book store hates you (that's my reason), then take a look at the preview of the art by Christopher Jones here, and the cover image below to hold you over until you get to read it!

Although I try my best to avoid spoilers, from what I've heard so far, it's a great issue. So make sure you pick one up!

Tuesday, May 20, 2008

Bad Guys #3 - Cover Image, Part 2

This image is much clearer than the previous image that I posted, and the photos of Robyn appear to have a shiny coating from the desk lamp (I really appreciate those nice, subtle details). There's also another difference that seemed a bit strange to me. The image in the previous post lists Robyn's DOB as June 19th. The image below lists it as February 20th. It could be as simple as Greg Guler putting in a random date, and then having to change it when Greg told him the actual date. Hmm... if anyone knows anything, let me know.

Anyway, here it is.

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It's really is a beaut.

Monday, May 19, 2008

Bad Guys #3 - Cover Image

Here's the cover for Gargoyles: Bad Guys #3.

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Wow, by far my favorite cover. Greg Guler's artwork is gorgeous as usual, but the coloring is just incredible. Robby Bevard has outdone himself.

What do you guys think?

Bad Guys #3 - Out Wednesday (for real this time)

According to Diamond Comics, Gargoyles: Bad Guys #3 will be released this Wednesday, May 21st. Make sure to pick up a copy or two (I get two). If you haven't already seen the preview of this issue, check it out here. Guest artist Christopher Jones' work looks great, can't wait to see more.

Again, a little reminder that if we want to get to a Pendragon or Timedancer series, it's probably going to be dependent on the success of Bad Guys. Make sure you pick up a copy.