This week, one of the most important superhero stories in comics reached a major milestone: Although it might say issue 41 on the cover, this week’s Astro City marks the 100th issue of Kurt Busiek, Brent Anderson, and Alex Ross’ groundbreaking series. To celebrate we sat down with Busiek to talk about the series’…
Superman has had some great stories by some excellent writers and artists. These are not them. These are not actually about Superman. Sure, some may look like Superman, but closer examination will show that they are a completely different character...but the stories themselves are excellent Superman stories. Just, you…
There are tons of plans for Comic Books out there that never came to fruition, but this certainly stands as one of the strangest to come to light - An official adaptation of Final Fantasy IV (first released as Final Fantasy II in the US) from Kurt Busiek, Del Barras and Mike Mignola.
It's the 20th birthday of Astro City, Kurt Busiek's brilliant creator-owned comic about a superhero universe that feels like a more grounded, realistic version of the DC and Marvel universes. And now's a great time to discover why Astro City is such an important contribution to superhero comics.
Hollywood's addiction to remakes and reboots continues unabated, with dozens of films in development. And meanwhile, bookshelves are straining with hundreds of original, thrilling novels that have never been adapted to the screen. Here's a second dose of our list of books that should be adapted instead of yet another…
One of the great Twitter hashtags of this week is #KidNoir. Gail Simone, Kurt Busiek, and others have been coming up with punny titles for noir-genre kids movies.
A few weeks ago at the comic shop, I stumbled across a new Conan series. But not just any Conan series. Dark Horse is adapting the only Conan novel, The Hour of the Dragon, over two six-issue runs. I had to check it out. So is it any good? Yeah, it’s really good.
Superheroes are huge, not just in comics but in movies and novels as well. So there's nothing more exciting than the idea of creating a new superhero from scratch. But aren't all the good ideas taken? Not necessarily.
Tim Bevan and Eric Fellner of Working Title Films have made a deal to adapt Kurt Busiek's critically acclaimed metropolis—full-of-superheroes comic Astro City for film. The deal allows Busiek to pen the film's script. We approve. [Deadline]
WWI fought with dragons? England as the land of Faerie? A space flight that runs on mummy dust? It was only a matter of time until fantasy figured out that everything's better with a little bit of magic, even history.
Astro City writer Kurt Busiek shares a genuine piece of comic history at his blog: the original notes for the story that became the return of X-Men's Jean Grey, unseen even by the people who actually wrote the story. [Busiek.com]
When you know what's coming next in your favorite TV or movie series, does it ruin your enjoyment? Do the plot twists fall flat? We don't think so. In fact, spoilers fuel our love for thrilling science fiction stories.
How much of the story did you have in mind when you started, and how much came into place as you went along? What were some of the biggest changes to the story from original conception to finished product?
The final issue of Trinity, DC's third yearlong weekly series, hit stores last Wednesday, concluding a dense, mystical, multiverse-spanning epic that was also absolutely brilliant. Here's our review of this groundbreaking series, plus our exclusive interview with creator Kurt Busiek.
What's that? You've never even heard of the apparently-indestructible robot who's caused trouble for Marvel Comics' Avengers many times in his 40+ years of existence? Sit back and learn. Soon, you too will kiss his robot foot.
A big reason why the character names and designs are so cool in Kurt Busiek's Astro City is because Busiek reaches beyond comics for his retro characters. He pretends that Astro City Comics is a publisher that's operated since the 1940s, and reaches into broader trends in popular culture, from Liz Taylor's Cleopatra…
Must-read graphic novels are futuristic classics that shouldn't be missed. Of course, not every must-see is perfect. That's why we've rated them 1-5 on the patented "crunchy goodness" scale.
Vitals: We follow the Marvel Comics universe across the decades, through the eyes of news…