An easy way to inspire someone in the kitchen is to give them a cookbook they'll love. If you're a geek, that means cooking up the kinds of things you'd find in sci-fi, comic books, and fantasy novels. Since the holidays are great time to give cookbooks and try new recipes, how about taking one of these geek finds for a test?
In line for lunch, waiting for the car mechanic, or on a park bench, anywhere is the perfect place to catch up on a Summer comic-book reading list today in celebration of Read Comics in Public Day. First created to commemorate the birthday of Jack Kirby, the legend behind Marvel Comics' early days, the holiday is all about sharing a love of the art with the rest of the world. Use the #readcomicsinpublic hashtag to share photos of you reading a favorite series outside for everyone to see. Here are a few of the comic-reading snaps we've seen so far.
Synergy's in the air for tech early adopters and comic fans, as DC Entertainment will release 100 of its classic graphic novels exclusively to the new Kindle Fire.
Some of DC's most popular graphic novels like Watchmen, Batman: Arkham City, and Superman: Earth One are among the titles that will make their digital debut to readers. The entire 100 title library includes all the Batman classics, along with V For Vendetta, The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen, Fables, Green Lantern, and more.
Pre-order select novels in the Kindle Store now and stay tuned for other titles to roll out soon. So, even if you're a digital convert you can maintain a committed comic book collection. Marvel fans can still look to the iPad for digital editions of their favorite reads.
Waaay back in May during network television's upfronts (where the networks reveal their new schedules to potential advertisers), NBC revealed The Cape, a Batman-esque series that follows a framed cop who takes on the identity of his son's favorite comic book hero to seek revenge. Now, in a first for any major network TV show, NBC is set to premiere The Cape on an iPad app. The free DC Comics iPad app, to be exact.
The first hour of the two-hour premiere is available on the app through Jan. 8. The full premiere episode of The Cape debuts this Sunday, Jan. 9 on NBC.
DC Comics and Colette Inspire Superhero-Themed Accessories from Karl Lagerfeld, Roger Vivier, and More
To honor the 75th anniversary of DC Comics, Colette's Sarah Lerfel has commissioned a collection of superhero-themed accessories to fill her Paris boutique windows. For the occasion Lanvin menswear designer Lucas Ossendrijver created a Batman Dog T-shirt, Roger Vivier designed Catwoman thigh boots complete with white whiskers, Karl Lagerfeld did jeweled and fingerless Green Lantern gloves, and Thierry Lasry whipped up a pair of Plastic Man shades.
Diane von Furstenberg celebrated the launch of her new Wonder Woman-inspired clothing collection and limited edition comic series "The Adventures of Diva, Viva & Fifa" last night with a release at her secret lair/Washington Street headquarters. But for those of us who couldn't make it we have the comic right here.
From playing foul-mouthed studio exec Les Grossman to the historical figure Colonel Claus von Stauffenberg to. . . superhuman comic book character? Apparently, Cruise is looking to hop on the comic book movie bandwagon with an adaptation of the DC Comics/Wildstorm comic Sleeper, with Sam Raimi producing. Reuters has more details:
Written by Ed Brubaker with art by Sean Phillips, Sleeper, which ran from 2003 through 2005, centers on an operative whose fusion with an alien artifact makes him impervious to pain. An intelligence agency places him undercover in a villainous organization and falls for Miss Misery, a member of the group.
Cruise is eyeing the starring role, and Warner Bros. hopes to make it into a franchise.
Ah, but who would play this Miss Misery?
The rumor mill has been working overtime spreading the "news" that Jake Gyllenhaal will play superhero Captain Marvel in the upcoming film Shazam! As reported here on Thursday, source told the New York Daily News that director Peter Segal and his fellow producers want to nab Gyllenhaal for the role.
However, screenwriter John August, who was hired to adapt the comic book for screen, is puzzled by this rumor, seeing as there isn't even a movie to cast yet! August writes on his blog:
After several months of meetings, casting has come up exactly zero times. There’s no casting list... There’s no start date, no release date, no movie whatsoever. There’s just a script to be written.
August explains his theory for how this false news came about, with what he calls "Sticky Celebrity Constant." For the details, read more