Comics Alliance gave the scoop on a spin-off, on-going Fables series called ‘Fairest’. No timetable as to when this will come out, but it will feature the ladies of Fabletown in Sleeping Beauty, Cinderella, Rapunzel, Snow White, and anybody else that could fit the ‘fairest’ title. Great talent involved with this spin-off – Fables mainstay Bill Willingham, Phil Jimenez, and Chris Roberson to name a few.
Some incredible art was featured as well during the Fables panel at SDCC of this series:
Finally, after much pressing from fans on the matter, Bruce Timm announced at San Diego this past weekend what we all had been hoping for – plans to bring Frank Miller’s The Dark Knight Returns to the animated DVD/Blu-ray format. Details can be found on this IGN article.
Hold you breath though. As detailed on the article, we still have Miller’s other work, Batman : Year One, ready to hit home in a couple of months. Then Timm and his team have plans to bring Justice League : Doom and Superman vs. The Elite next. If we go by the pattern of how DC and Warner Bros. have released these direct-to-DVD movies as of late, that puts the 1st part of DKR on a timetable of fall 2012. And yes, that would only be part one – the team plans on breaking out the story into 2 movies, which is fine by me given the amount of content DKR has.
Despite it taking this long to come out, you can’t help but be excited by what’s in the pipeline from DC. After initially stumbling out of the gate with their first year or two of DVD releases, DC has really upped their game lately, All-Star Superman being their latest critical success.
The one question that’s been asked a lot lately in comics other than how long can Jason Aaron’s beard get is when Brian K. Vaughn will return to comics. That was answered at SDCC’s creator-owned comics panel when BKV made an appearance and announced a new Image ongoing (yes, ongoing) called Saga for a 2012 debut.
The only details we have from BKV on this book is it’s about a family trying to survive a never-ending war across space. It’s also interesting he chose Image to publish the book rather than sticking to a comfort zone of his in Vertigo (Wildstorm obviously is out of the question). We’ll keep following this one like a hawk.
More zombies means more hugging and cuddling. Who the heck wants that? To counter that cuteness, AMC released the new trailer for season two of last year’s smash TV hit. It comes out October 16th this time (after New York Comic Con ends – a perfect way to cap the comic book weekend) and it’s making the wait all the more unbearable:
If I were a betting man, I’d say Geoff Johns and Jim Lee re-launching Justice League on August 31st is going to be the hotly-anticipated book of the re-launch. And these panels from Mr. Lee may prove why that is:
For those who aren’t aware, Telltale Games currently has two games in development that nobody thought would really be made into games. One right now is the Vertigo awesomeness that is Fables. The other is the immensely popular Walking Dead game, which was discussed on IGN yesterday.
If anybody knows Telltale Games, they’re well-known for the point-and-click adventure games, of which their most popular is the Sam & Max series. They also recently brought Back To The Future back into this generation with PC game sequels to the movies. Hearing that they’d be taking on Walking Dead seemed like an odd choice in the beginning, but after reading the IGN article, it seems like it may be in great hands.
Looks like we’ll be focusing on a character named Lee Everett and his own “waking up to a world of zombies”. He’ll not only have the zombie encounters, but the survivor encounters that are well-renowned in the comic. And knowing that there will be true consequences to the actions you employ in your game experience will surely bring up the tension as you decide which survivors are worth saving.
Telltale is a proven developer and I for one am excited to see the new stuff they can bring to the zombie genre. No release date yet, but I’m told it will be released in episodes similar to their other franchises.