The Eisner-award-winning, fan-lauded comic series finally came to its definitive conclusion and a complete, full-colour collection, clocking in a 800 or so pages, became available in October of last year. This year, Amazon will present the first season of its TV adaptation. We offer it as a special New Year’s review.
In 1988, a group of 12-year-old bike-riding paper carriers in a small-town-seeming suburb of Cleveland encounter an SF mystery that will send them careening through time and space.
Note: Paper Girls started publication a year before anyone heard of Stranger Things.
While I am not thrilled that a huge mega-corporation like Disney is announcing all of the news I am interested in as a way to reassure their benefactors that they will be making lots of money, I have chosen to view this as a wealthy patron of the arts talking about where they have spread their wealth rather than a greedy factory foreman talking about the products that they are churning out. That said, if you are a fan of the Disney owned properties like Marvel and Star Wars, there was a lot of announcements, and here is a list of what you can anticipate for the next few years, not just the previously covered Fantastic news. I hadn’t found a nice, easy to read list, so I figured I’d compile one, and throw in my own commentary. Also, there’s a 90 second clip of Wonder Woman’s directory Patty Jenkins announcing one of the projects that I felt was best enjoyed without a setup, so watch that before reading more. Please feel free to comment and add any more details, refute my statements, and/or join in my speculations.
The heroes of the World’s Greatest Comic Magazine have experienced their share of dubious adaptations. Will the MCU magic work again? Will Reed be one of those students funded by Tony Stark a few movies ago?
At 288 pages, Kent State definitely qualifies as a graphic novel. But it’s more than that. Derf Backderf has crafted an immersive experience on paper, released at a time when American society is, once again, politically polarized and awash in falsehoods, some of them emanating from the highest office in the land.
The first thing in this list that jumped out at me was the fact that I can’t see a listing anywhere for the third episode of this season’s Blacklist, and this week’s is labeled as “Conclusion,” but a bit of web research is inconclusive but seems to indicate they are referring to the fact that it’s season seven’s conclusion, pushed to this season. Going in reverse order this week, we also get Marvel’s 616, a series that examine the characters in-universe. The two best genre shows currently on television, possibly the two best shows on television at all, also appear. The Mandalorian doesn’t give us a description, and some of the crew of Discovery are going to meet with Book. Reinforcements show up to deal with the pandemic on The Good Doctor. In His Dark Materials, Lyra crosses into the show’s version of our real world.
[All synopses (and titles) from Trakt.tv below the cut, except when there really aren’t any. (If a show’s synopsis is a spoiler to you, do not click Continue reading →)]
“I know you’re busy haunting the mall, but we’re out of stuff to do.”
Aimed more at the MG audience but closing in on YA, this autumn-appropriate graphic novel tells the tale of a young Goblin witch, her undead, increasingly distant best friend, and the Blob Ghost that haunts the mall in a suburb of some Halloween-themed universe.
In a move that will surprise no one, DC Universe’s content will migrate to HBO Max. DC Comics, of course, has experienced a serious shake-up in the last week, and the future of the company, once synonymous with comic books, remains in flux.
DC, under their DC Zoom label, has some younger-reader graphic novels planned for 2020, and seem particularly interested in cultivating the growing market of female readers. Unsurprisingly, then, they started the year by releasing a Wonder Tween tale.
What would it be like to be the only little girl on the Paradise Islands?