The Awesome Adventures of Martian Manhunter #1
By Joe Hughes
In yet another moment clearly meant to remind you that you are no longer young, The Simpsons is about to air it’s 24th “Treehouse of Horror” Halloween special. Any current or lapsed fan of the show is familiar with a few of the traditions that go into the annual episode, including the altered opening and horror-inspired Couch Gag. The theme continues this year, and this time the producers of the show brought on Guillermo del Toro to create the opening. Just under three minutes long, the animation features guest appearances by a few comic characters, as well as a nod to Futurama, and some inspiration from Mad magazine and former Hellboy artist and frequent del Toro collaborator Guy Davis.
A day after Samuel L. Jackson let the cat out of the bag that Elizabeth Olsen will be playing the Scarlet Witch in Avengers: The Age of Ultron, Latino Review is reporting that Wanda Maximoff’s brother Pietro, a.k.a. Quicksilver, has been cast, too.
The speedster will reportedly be played by Aaron Johnson, who already has a superhero pedigree with his starring role in the Kick-Ass franchise. This marks the second actor to be cast in the Quicksilver role — essentially concurrently — as Evan Peters is set to star as the same character in Fox’s X-Men: Days of Future Past.
This just looks like someone let a child draw Batman for the cover.
Easy like that…
In honor of Jack Kirby’s birthday today, here’s my first Kirby homage. Going to Salt Lake Comicon or Baltimore Comicon? These prints will be available. Come see me! Also thanks to Kelsey Shannon for doing some awesome colors!
I’m sure Kirby would love it…