We all know the stories – Three Blind Mice, Little Red Riding Hood, Jack and the Beanstalk… But what if those stories never existed? What if these beloved characters from our childhood were infected with a zombie virus and became brain-eating monsters? There are many story book worlds, and this viral infection has spread in Storybook World 2012. Continue reading
Deadline reported Friday that comic book series The Wicked + The Divine has been optioned for television by Universal. The Wicked + The Divine is the breakout comic series by Image about a pantheon of gods that come to Earth and live the life of rock stars. The series explores fame, fandom, and our culture’s obsession with the concept of celebrity. It’s a breakout series that has exponentially and ironically grown into a cult hit over the past year. It’s second story arc wraps next issue, so now is the perfect time to jump on board by grabbing some trades.
This follows Sex Criminals as edgier comic book fare that are being adapted to the small screen, most likely as Netflix shows or some other type of premium cable. With everything comics incredibly in vogue right now, it’s not that surprising, but it’s great to see that people are willing to take chances on the riskier, fringe stuff in addition to the four color superheroes.
Reading Wonder Woman ’77 has brought me, along with many other self appointed geeks, back to a very fun era. In my particular instance, when I was a child, I had an incredibly elaborate process for watching Lynda Carter’s Wonder Woman television show (yup…I just aged myself!). This involved becoming the character Diana, with whom I clearly identified and idolized. This transformative process was an obvious foreshadowing for my interest in an acting career. There were days of prep time involved that included: researching the character, finding & creating costumes, and processing or practicing the character’s essence. By the time Wonder Woman would air each week, you could find an ecstatic child (me) who would mimic every single action she did. To give you an idea of the thought I had put into this and just how much I was dressed to the “T” in my character’s garb, here’s what I had utilized to make the entire uniform:
- My mother’s red boots,
- Blue underwear and a red t-shirt from my Underoos at the time.
- A golden belt made of yellow construction paper (or some other actual gold material), and yes, I had cut it into the shape of whatever belt style was appropriate for the season (NOTE: Season 1 belt was different than seasons 2 & 3).
- Rope which I had colored yellow and latched onto my belt (The rope style/draping also changed between seasons 1 and 2/3),
- A tiara made out of yellow construction paper with a red star drawn on it,
- A t-shirt on my head so that I had long hair like Wonder Woman, and…
- Toilet paper rolls that I had cut, colored, and upon which I had drawn stars (the bracelet shape also changed between seasons). Continue reading