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  1. All star Batman & Robin #4
  2. Exclusive: Who Might Direct Ant-Man? First word on the new Marvel movie. September 7, 2005 - It was recently announced that Marvel Entertainment has secured a $525 million loan package that will allow it to produce 10 films based on its comic book characters, specifically Captain America, the Avengers, Nick Fury, Black Panther, Cloak & Dagger, Dr. Strange, Hawkeye, Power Pack, Shang-Chi and Ant-Man. Paramount will distribute the films, which will carry a price tag somewhere between $50 million-$165 million each. According to The Hollywood Reporter, "Marvel chairman and CEO Avi Arad said he officially will begin attaching scriptwriters to all 10 projects beginning Wednesday and that, though he has a wish list, he's unsure which movie will be released first." IGN FilmForce has learned that British filmmaker Edgar Wright is poised to direct Ant-Man. Wright apparently plans on making Ant-Man a comedy. Neither Wright's reps nor Marvel responded to our inquiries for comment. Wright wrote and directed the zombie laffer Shaun of the Dead. He also has been linked with the upcoming projects Hot Fuzz and Scott Pilgrim's Precious Little Life. In the comics, Ant-Man was Dr. Henry "Hank" Pym; he also fought crime under the pseudonyms of Giant-Man, Goliath and Yellowjacket. As The Marvel Database reminds us, Pym discovered a group of subatomic particles and produced two serums from them, one that could reduce someone or something in size and another to restore them. Testing the serum on himself, Pym was reduced "to the size of an insect. Pym became entrapped in an anthill and was pursued by the ants within. ... Inspired by his experience in the anthill, Pym undertook a study of ants, and theorized that ants communicate through psionic/electrical waves transmitted through their antennae. After months of work, Pym succeeded in creating his first 'cybernetic helmet,' which would enable him to communicate with ants through transmitting and receiving psionic/electrical waves. Thinking that someday he might want to use the shrinking potion on himself again, Pym also designed a protective costume for himself." Pym eventually became a costumed crime-fighter, serving with The Avengers and also marrying (and later divorcing) fellow superhero Janet Van Dyne, a.k.a. the Wasp. With Pym's blessing, Scott Lang later became Ant-Man II; he died in action.
  3. just a thread for any news and previews from the comic book world and to kick off with JEPH LOEB MOVES TO MARVEL The DC writer heads to the House of Ideas to do Ultimates with Joe Madureira! PLUS: Exclusive first look at Joe Mad’s new art! As Newsarama reported from Chicago, the rumor of Loeb and Madureira following in the footsteps of Mark Millar and Bryan Hitch was popping up on the floor throughout the weekend, though at the time, E-i-C Joe Quesada wouldn’t confirm a thing, only saying “â€The Ultimates Vol. III and the announcement of the new creative team that will prove to be the biggest and most unexpected announcement in years.†Which, arguably, is true. While the style and scope of Ultimates is something that Loeb has proved himself up to the challenge of tackling time and again, Madureira on pencils will represent a dramatic stylistic shift in artistic style for the series, far and away from the realistic (and occasionally Hollywood-inspired) pencils of Bryan Hitch. During the series’ first run, and even into the early part of its second, conversation about creators taking the book after Millar and Hitch often ran towards seeing the book end when the creators left, rather than continuing, given the acclaimed work the two had done with the characters. Even Marvel, when the question was raised, often left the answer up in the air, though Millar, speaking to Newsarama last week said that Ultimates ending when he and Hitch left would be the worst scenario the two creators could imagine. Millar said: “Honestly, our worst nightmare would have been the book finishing. All that work to end up a mini-series? No thanks. We put some solid foundations here on these character revamps and I couldn't be happier to see it continue. This book makes them more money than just about anything else out there. Add the fact that it's 2.99 too and you'll understand this was never a consideration. Not a chance. Nor would we have wanted it.†Likewise, in speaking about the (then unnamed) new team, Millar added: “Bryan and I kind of gasped when we heard the team because it's not who you would expect. But that's brilliant because someone coming in and aping our style would have been depressing and out of date. This is a great, new direction from the book and an inspired choice on Marvel's part. I've got a huge amount of respect for the team and am looking forward to the book more than anyone. That said, I hope they aren't too good. Then I'll just be pissed off.†Obviously, while shifting the controls of a popular franchise from one set of creators to another is a risk (with, in this case, the added factor of a stylistic art change), it’s not he first Millar has been art of. Arguably again, parallels could be drawn to The Authority changing hands from Warren Ellis and Bryan Hitch to Millar and Frank Quitely. At the time, fans had serious doubts of whether this, then relatively unknown Millar and a stylistically different artist could ever hope to match Ellis and Hitch’s landmark run on the series. The pairing of the creators marks their first time working together again since a very brief two-issue stint on Uncanny X-Men (#329-330), co-written with Scott Lobdell in 1996. Ultimates 2 should end later this year, or early next. Presumably, Ultimates v3 will show up in the second quarter of 2006.
  4. ah crap i spelt the topic wrong, must preview posts more
  5. ok so im gonna sign off now but i look forward to meeting people at the trocodero tomorrow see y'all then
  6. my sherona awesome tune! beach boys good call.
  7. a good point well made, must tune in today
  8. good tunes, added get a job, sweet home alabama, hold of me to the list also added afternoon delight (anchorman)
  9. havent had an iron bru in ages, will have to get one for lunch
  10. smokey bacon flavour?
  11. has to be ketchup for me! and the bacon not too crispy
  12. all my life what a awesome track! when i get a mobile which is good enough, im gonna have that opening guitar riff on loop as my ring tone, however dont think i'll add it to the holiday cd, thats usually my getting ready to go out and take care of buisness tune
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