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Atlantic Rim creators Asylum don’t understand the comparisons between their movie and Guillermo Del Toro’s Pacific Rim, and they’re willing to fight to the end to protect their original and completely not ripped off property, much like they had to defend in the past against the mega-studios of Hollywood who don’t understand that Asylum is simple a vicitm of bad timing and coincidence.
“Our movie is about giant monsters crawling out of the Atlantic Ocean and attacking the Eastern Seaboard, forcing the US government to trust A.I. robots to defend the country. This is nothing at all like that other movie, where the monsters crawl out of the Pacific Ocean,” a beleaguered Asylum studios executive pointed out. “It’s a completely different ocean!”
Earlier today, Bleeding Cool reported on the ridiculous law suits facing Mark Millar and Frank Quitely’s Jupiter’s Legacy. For those of you too lazy to click that link, a band called Jupiter’s Children is suing Jupiter’s Legacy over the name Jupiter’s Children. It seems that Jupiter’s Legacy was originally called “Jupiter’s Children” but Millar and Quitely changed the name after learning of the band because, fuck it, why not. That was not good enough for Jupiter’s Children, and they set off to become the poster children (please don’t sue me) for annoying indy bands.
When it was revealed last weekend that DC Comics would not grant access to their creators for The Outhouse unless we stopped making fun of DC in our articles, we were obviously hurt and offended. However, when we reached out to @ThisIsBobHarras on Twitter, we were pleased to find that he was more than willing to talk to us about DC Comics, the state of the industry, and his personal life philosophy and comic production strategy, which he calls The Churn.
When DC unveiled its newest character, “Nightmare Nurse, Mystic MD”, they thought they were adding yet another forgettable one dimensional character to the rank and file of the New 52. What they weren’t expecting is that they’ve pissed off a real nurse.
My wife, ThanosCoptette, RN, had this to say about the character.
God, the omnipotent deity best known for his roles in Monty Python and the Holy Grail and the creation of the universe, has lashed out against Avatar Press due to its ownership of the gossip website Bleeding Cool. The comics publisher’s offices were struck by lightning this morning, resulting in a power outage and the destruction of several phones.
Misogynists have had a rough time lately in the comic book industry. As the geek girl blogosphere has gained so much prominence in the last few years, you can barely stuff a woman in a refrigerator anymore without drawing the ire of angry feminists all over the internet. Bleeding Cool’s Rich Johnston has noticed this trend, and he’s not keeping quiet about it. In a recent article examining how DC Comics has ruined it’s product line with the Nu52 reboot, Johnston makes the following astute observation about the rising number of female creators at DC:
Jacob Edwards is just like any other comic book fan, except slower. He suffers from a rare but very real disease known as Lethargus Comicus Millaritis. Those afflicted by this disease are unable to cope with the hectic pacing of monthly comic books, and can only read comics that come out at a pace of every three months or slower.