Step aside, Spider-Man: Turn Off the Dark, there’s a new weirdest theatrical comic adaptation in town. Tintin, the well-known European comics created by Hergé about the titular character going on adventures, will be getting the opera treatment in the fall with an adaptation of the story The Castafiore Emerald. This story, at least, actually involves opera in the plot, so it kinda makes sense? I guess once the art form’s done Jerry Springer: The Opera anything’s up for adaptation.
The publisher of Red Sonja and Bob’s Burgers has introduced an unusual partnership with BitTorrent to allow a bundle of its comics, including recent releases, to be offered on the site on a pay-what-you-want mode. It’s a bit like Humble Bundle, except on one of the best known piracy sites on the Web. Even if you don’t pay the $6.00 to unlock all the comics, there are still 30 free comics for anyone to download. This is a really interesting move by Dynamite, and I’ll be interested to see how it plays out. There’s the perception that if a user is pirating comics they’re never going to be turned into a paying customer, but judging by this Dynamite doesn’t think that’s true.
There were, as always, lots of interesting interviews with creators this week, but my personal life is slowly exploding, so let’s just do a quick rundown, shall we?
Chip Zdarsky Talks About Writing Up-Coming Sci-Fi Comic Featuring Fun Art, Gay Man of Color Protagonist. We’re officially reaching more amazing looking sci-fi books than my current comics budget can handle.
Steve Niles On Creepy Family Horror Comic The October Faction Not clear from this interview if this is going to be creepy family as in the grandpa is secretly a mummy kind of creepy, or super weird incest-y dysfunctional family. My fingers are crossed for the latter.
Michael Moreci Talks About Roche Limit’s Second Story Arc, Future of Series See my previous comment re: too many cool sci-fi books.