Welcome back to another edition of ATR.
I?m on the run this weekend, so let?s get to it.
There?s a rumor going around that Iron Man and Dr. Strange, the third and fourth direct-to-DVD animated movies coming from Marvel and Lions Gate, have both been moved to a different animation studio for production. Originally, there was talk that each movie would be animated at a different studio, but I?m told that the latest move may have been made to address fan complaints about the quality of the animation in Ultimate Avengers.
Personally, I didn?t have any major issues with the animation in Ultimate Avengers. But pacing, story and character development?
Now, those were problems…
But hey, I?m still going to see Ultimate Avengers 2 when it comes out. In fact, IGN posted a trailer for it a few days ago, which you can see here.
This Has A ?Hulk In A Jar? Factor of Five Out of Ten
Nights of Bete Noire
Yesterday on his blog, Peter David announced that DC will be going back to press with the trade paperback of the first few issues of Fallen Angel in August. Which, incidentally, should be around the time that the first trade from IDW?s Fallen Angel revival comes out?
According to David, there is ?No word on any interest in collecting the rest of the DC run.?
This Has A ?Hey Jude? Factor of Nine Out of Ten
Faster Would Be Better
In a follow up to last week?s story, early indications are that Will Conrad will be the artist for the Serenity: Better Days miniseries, re-teaming him with Joss Whedon and Brett Matthews.
No word yet on the release date, however?
This Has An ?Aim To Misbehave? Factor of Eight Out of Ten
Hot Celestial Action
Now, for your viewing enjoyment, here are a couple of pages from Neil Gaiman and John Romita, Jr.?s forthcoming Eternals miniseries:
Face Full of Violence
If you?re not reading Jonah Hex (and why the hell not?!) then this should help win you over. Phil Noto is doing the art for issue 10 (coming in August), and I hear he may be doing some more issues after that?
Are you listening, Marvel and DC?
This Has A ?Two-Gun Mojo? Factor of Nine Out of Ten
Number One With A Bullet
One of our ATR Agents sent me a page from J. Michael Straczynski and Tommy Lee Edward?s upcoming Bullet Points mini.
I?m not sure when this one is coming out, I do have another cover to show:
Who Is That Masked Man?
There?ve been a few rumors swirling around that Speedball will be the Masked Marvel slated to appear in the back-up stories in Young Avengers #12, X-Men #187 & 188?
Karl Kesel and David Hahn are the creators on this one.
This Has A ?Roll Bounce? Factor of Six Out of Ten
The Scarlet Phoenix
Steve Gordon, one of the character designers for the X-Men Evolution animated series, made the following observation on his blog this week:
- I keep tabs on some of the comic/animation news web-sites and I happened to come across a photo of
Jean Grey / Phoenix
- and it reminded me of when Boyd and I were doing research for the
- books. We had to go downtown to Marvel’s offices and make sketches from their set and publicity photographs. We weren’t allowed to make copies or take photos so we had to sit around for hours sketching and making notes. I guess they were afraid we’d post something on the internet – though it wasn’t long before Fox was posting the same images (and better) all over the internet themselves. But not in time for us to incorporate into our books accurately, of course.
Oh well, but that’s all beside the point. What caught my attention immediately was their costume for Phoenix. I thought it was an interesting take on her and then I realized it looked kind of familiar. I pointed it out to Boyd and that was the last time I thought of it. Even while watching the movie in the theater.
Until I saw this photo on a web-site. I guess it was the torn pants that reminded me of my initial reaction. It’s not a very good photo, but I think you’ll get the point.
This Has A ?Rising From The Ashes? Factor of Five Out of Ten
That, as they say, is a wrap. See you next week.
PS If anyone has any rumors, stories or news to share, please email me at firstname.lastname@example.org. Thanks to everyone who has been sending stuff in. It?s greatly appreciated.