Thursday, April 07, 2005


In a Colorado Springs Gazette article, writer Marv Wolfman talks about his new ibooks novelization of 1985's Crisis on Infinite Earths, told from the perspective of The Flash: "I wanted to do a story about what it's like to actually be the character. These books are told at a distance, especially something like Crisis, which had 400-something characters. But this, this is a very personal story. It's about Barry."

According to England's Yorkshire Post Today, vicar-turned-fantasy author Graham Taylor (Shadowmancer, Wormwood) will appear in Shadowmancer: The Comic as narrator and main villain Obadiah Demurral: "The middle-aged former priest has been given a dark new look by artists who design the graphically violent manga comics which in Japan are better read than many newspapers." The series will be published by UK's Markosia Enterprises.

The Hollywood Reporter has word that New Line Cinema has acquired the feature-film rights to Naoki Urasawa's Monster manga series, which has sold more than 25 million copies in Japan. Publisher Shogakukan Inc. will serve as an executive producer. Monster is a psychological thriller about a doctor who saves the life of a little boy, only to find out a few years later that he helped a brilliant killer.

The Pittsburgh Tribune-Review previews Art Spiegelman's local appearance this weekend.