October 2010

Kyle Camden was your average sixth-grader with a penchant for pranks until a plasma storm…changed him.  That same plasma storm brought a new figure to town – Mighty Mike, the new superhero.  But Kyle’s convinced Mighty Mike is up to no good, and he’s going to prove it even if he has to become an…Archvillain.

Read the full interview with author Barry Lyga here!

“The Rocky Horror Picture Show: If you’re not offended, you’re just not paying attention” —Slide projected before the film at the Rialto

A full moon hangs over the Rialto Theater at 11:30 Friday night, as the long line forms. A total of 207 people will attend tonight’s show, some for the first time, some for the 300th. A “helpful” veteran yells for the first-timers to identify themselves; upon doing so, he draws a black “V” on their foreheads with dark makeup.

Later, these “virgins” will be “broken in” by a group pelvic thrust in a conga-style line before the audience. For some, it might be an awkward moment, but at this midnight movie, your inhibitions are best left at the door.

Full story — and a photo gallery — here

Spend your Halloween at the Michael Myers House, with Hollywood zombie artists, or watching DEATH BED: THE BED THAT EATS.

More on cool Halloween fun here!

Our two-part interview with Astonishing X-Men artist Kaare Andrews on his feature film directorial debut, Altitude, concludes today with more exclusive behind-the-scenes art and Andrews thoughts on his…unique interpretation of Emma Frost.

Read the full interview here!

Kaare Andrews (link: http://www.kaareandrews.com) is a fan-favorite among comic fans for his offbeat work on such books as Spider-Man: Reign and his current run on Astonishing X-Men with Warren Ellis.

But he’s poised to reach a new audience with his feature directing debut, Altitude, which premieres this week on DVD and Blu-Ray. Starring Jessica Lowndes (90210) and Julianna Guill (Friday the 13th), it’s the tale of a plane trip that takes a strange and very surreal turn. We called up Andrews in Canada to talk about his film and comics work in a special two-part interview that features an exclusive look at his storyboards and concept art.

Read the full interview here!

Paul Dini is a name well-known to comic fans for his work in comics and animation, most prominently on Batman: The Animated Series and such DC books as Zatanna and Gotham City Sirens. But now, the four-time Emmy winner has launched his own show, and it’s…live action?! On Cartoon Network?!

Hold on. You might like this one.

Read the full article here!

Kate DiCamillo, Scott Westerfeld and Robin Preiss Glasser discuss their work 

There’s no such thing as Top Children’s Authors Week in the Triangle, but it would be easy to assume such an occasion was at hand. Three highly regarded authors of books for children and adolescents will be passing through the area in the coming days. We recently spoke with all three.

Since 1988, Bill Amend has chronicled the adventures of the never-aging-but-constantly-dysfunctional Fox family in the syndicated comic strip FoxTrot.  Whether it’s balding dad Roger, perfectionist mom Andy, would-be-jock Peter, would-be-diva Paige, or ultra-brain Jason, everyone either has a family member like one of the Foxes…or is one themselves.   

Amend cut back doing the strip on a daily basis to Sundays only a few years ago, but he’s doing an extended retrospective of the strip in the all-new The Best of FoxTrot, which comes out in November just in time for Thanksgiving. It’s a special two-volume slipcased edition containing Amend’s favorite storylines from the first 20 years of the strip, along with his commentary.

Read Bill Amend’s thoughts on the new collection here!

A tale (with video) of rewatching RAIDERS OF THE LOST ARK, WRATH OF KAHN, ROBOCOP and more on the big screen.  With video!


Our two-part interview with The Unsinkable Walker Bean’s Aaron Renier concludes today, with talk of pirates, sea-monsters and comics for kids.

Click here for Part One.

Click here for Part Two!


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