Jem and the Holograms film still, Universal Pictures 2015New Pictures from the Jem and the Holograms Movie!  (There is totally a Jem comic now which means I can put it in this news recap.)  Hmmmmm, I don’t know, guys, I look at these photos and all I can say is that everyone’s hair needs 1000% more volume.  A Jem movie needs BIG HAIR, people!  Get those flat tresses out of here.  I don’t care if it’s not set in the ’80s, damn it, I want to see sprayed, teased hair the likes of which only magic could achieve. 

Doctor Who Event Comics Cover, writer Paul Cornell, artist Neil Edwards, colorist Ivan Nunes, letterer ComicCraft, Titan Comics 2015Doctor Who Comics to Cross-Over in 10th, 11th and 12th Doctor Team-Up  The five-issue event from Titan Comics is going to be written by Paul Cornell, who wrote one of the BEST Who two-parter, Human Nature/Family of Blood, during the 10th Doctor & Martha Jones era.  I’m somewhat left wondering why they didn’t just go for broke and add the 9th Doctor in too, so that all the incarnations since the 2005 reboot were involved.  I know that the 9th Doctor doesn’t tend to show up in the big TV events because Christopher Eccleston doesn’t want to come back, but surely this isn’t a problem when it’s comics?

Powers on PlayStation Network Gets Renewed for Second Season  Exciting to see that the TV adaptation of Brian Michael Bendis’ and Michael Avon Oeming’s superhero crime-procedural is coming back in 2016!  It wasn’t a sure bet that the show would succeed considering that only subscribers to PlayStation Plus get access to the episodes for free, but they’ve been green-lit for another season.  As more and more comics properties get on the small screen, I’m glad that a creator-owned project is among them.

Girl in Dior, creator Annie Goetzinger, 2015Fashion Illustrations Shine Within Girl in Dior  This graphic novel by Annie Goetzinger chronicling Christian Dior’s life as a budding fashion designer in post-WWII France somehow managed to escape my notice.  Probably because it’s subject matter is way outside the realm of the traditional comic fan, even with the popular biographic graphic novel genre.  The illustrations of the Dior designs in the book are GORGEOUS.  Fashion illustration is such a beautiful and fascinating thing, though, again, not very often explored in the comics medium.  The whole book looks like a sumptuous delight.