Comic Books: Marvel counts down its 10 best fights of 2010. If you live in the Marvel Universe, you can count on seeing some extraordinary things, from men and women flying overhead, to cosmic giants descending from above, to folks who can light on fire, turn invisible, stretch across a city, and so on. You’re also gonna see a lot of fights.
When you’ve got heroes, villains, mutants, aliens, Hulks, gods, robots, Doctor Doom and more all trying to make their mark on the same chunk of land, water and outer space, there’s going to be conflict—loud, noisy, brutal conflict. People get hurt or killed, property gets damaged and landscapes change forever. But that’s the cost of living in the Marvel Universe, and we wouldn’t have it any other way. The Secret Cabal has lined up the following 10 brutal ballets as the top fights of 2010. Find the List here.
Animation: Review of Young Justice episode 2: “Welcome to Happy Harbor.”
There’s a lot you can learn about a show from its second episode, even things the pilot episode can’t tell you. The pilot establishes a new world for the show’s characters, while the second episode shows what the characters do in their new world. By settling into something of a status quo, the second episode often gives the viewer a better idea of what to expect from future episodes. From watching “Welcome to Happy Harbor”, the second (or third depending on how you look at it) episode of Young Justice, I can tell two things about the show. One, it can do subtle character moments; and two, this show works hard building towards a payoff even if individual episodes aren’t large in scope. Read on at Toonzone.net.
Movies: “The Black Panther” hires a writer and is back in development at Marvel. The company has hired Mark Bailey, who hails from the documentary film world, to pen a take on the character, the king of a resource-rich fictional African country who becomes a super hero. Marvel’s Kevin Feige is producing.
The Black Panther first appeared in the pages of the Fantastic Four comic in 1966 and is considered the first black hero in mainstream comics. A movie version was in development at Columbia in the early 1990s with Wesley Snipes on board to star in an Indiana Jones-style adventure.
On a certain level, Bailey is an odd choice to write an a Black Panther movie. The scribe’s credits include stints as a writer or story editor on hard-hitting HBO documentaries such as Pandemic: Facing AIDS and Ghost of Abu Ghraib. His most recent project, being developed by Chockstone Productions, is a feature adaptation of the non-fiction book The Last of the Tribe: The Epic Quest to Save a Lone Man in the Amazon, to which Doug Liman (The Bourne Identity) is attached to direct. The Hollywod Reporter.com.
Cosplay: Vivian Bound makes a great Daphne!
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