The first 'Punisher War Zone' review is online! Millionaire talks 'Drinky Crow'! Marvel makes beautiful music! More as we ride the open range of the interwebs, gunning down the most wanted news items and delivering the bounty of knowledge to you! Giddyap!
Over at CBR, the creator of the popular comic strip, 'Maakies,' Tony Millionaire discusses his new animated series on Adult Swim, 'The Drinky Crow Show,' and the process of adapting his illustrated work for TV.
Variety reports that Marvel Entertainment has formed a pact with Cherry Lane Music Publishing Co. for a "long-term worldwide music administration deal."
Apparently the music publisher will be pumping out the soundtracks for this year's 'Iron Man' and 'Incredible Hulk' as well as TV toons like 'Wolverine and the X-Men', 'Super Hero Squad', 'Thor' and 'The Avengers'. The pact also cover 2010 and 2011 films.
Newsarama has posted an embargo-busting review of 'Punisher: War Zone'. It's the first one we've seen. The news ain't good:
War Zone is a relentlessly grim and unapologetically violent mess of a movie that pays tribute to comic book creators Garth Ennis and Tim Bradstreet's dark, twisted take on the character as well as give the cinematic finger to the first two films. But it’s still not very good.
If you're linking up your XBox Live rig for this weekend's three-day virtual mosh Xtival 08 then you'll want to keep your eyes peeled for exclusive footage from 'Watchmen'. On the official website for the stay-at-home gathering of millions of gamers, Microsoft boasts:
The Prodigy are headlining and music is at the heart of Xtival ’08, rocking with your friends. Adrenaline gaming also figures, with the latest in racing, shooting and sports. We’ve also grabbed some great content from 2009’s must-see movie Watchmen
Comic-book writer and screenwriter Geoff Johns reveals some interesting tidbits on the introduction of the Legion and the Persuader in the January 15th episode of 'Smallville'.