Friday Runaround – From Japan To India To The South China Sea

FluWatch: Bleeauurghhh.

HackWatch: Those pirated Marvel digital comics? Yup, it was an open door someone had left, in the company's internet security. Now they'll have to go back to scanning in the comics as they come in on a Tuesday… and getting the lettering correct.

IndiaWatch: The second annual Indian Comic Con has begun, in Dilli Haat, New Delhi.

The convention is also going to introduce 'Delhi's own" special mascot for the convention called 'Superkudi' – a super hero with a Punjabi touch created by Adhiraj Singh.

The organisers have got Marvel and Disney on board as associate sponsors, promising all the action from the comic world. Fans can catch 'The Avengers' in action exclusively at the convention at the special 'Marvel' zone with comics, merchandise and many other surprises.

GiantWatch: The hardcover collection of Joe Kelly and JM Ken Niimura's I Kill Giants has won the fifth International Manga Award organised by the Japanese government.

TransformaWatch: The HuffPo dreams of Simon Furman.

The best thing they could do is start from scratch: leaf through some of the classic comics and adapt one of the great stories. My dearest wish is to see Death's Head on the big screen – but not if Michael Bay is calling the shots.

HairWatch: Gag manga Afuro Tanaka, featuring a Japanese kid with a massive afro, gets moviefied.

ArrowWatch: A script review of the upcoming Green Arrow TV series, Arrow.

Oliver Queen is a spoiled rich kid who got lost at sea with his massively wealthy CEO father, their head of security, and the girl Oliver was banging. Five years later, Oliver is rescued from an island in the South China Sea. Somehow, he survived (none of the others on the boat did). And he's been changed. He's strong, wily, and is on a mission to clean up Starling City (something we later learn is basically his father's dying wish). We go through the motions of meeting family members and friends and ex-lovers who used to know Oliver. He tries to convince them he's okay and is the same person, all the while crafting his secret identify (that he seems to have had in mind, but is only able to legitimize / begin to put into action when he and his best friend are kidnapped – ooh, conspiracy! – and he rescues himself while his best friend is supposedly but probably not unconscious).

Friday Runaround – From Japan To India To The South China SeaThis is Computo the Comic Link Conqueror speaking. I come for your women. But for now I merely collate comic-related bits and pieces online. One day I will rule. Until that day, read on.

They say I am a work in progress. The fools.

Gareb's New Job: Movie Producer

Benderspink is teaming up with Wizard Magazine founder Gareb Shamus to option the screen rights to Black Bull Media's comic book The New West.

DC Universe: The Source » Blog Archive » "NIGHT OF THE OWLS" – TALON DESIGN (1770s)

"Same approach as the 1660s owl, basically," said BATMAN artist Greg Capullo of the 1770s Talon, who will be resurrected to menace BATMAN AND ROBIN. "I looked at that period's military. I was happy to find less frilly stuff. Overall, the period looks more bad-ass, despite the stockings."

Captain America Motorcycle Suit | GadgetReview

The whole set costs a few dollars shy of $1,300, or you can buy individual parts, though $98 for just for the belt hardly seems worth it.  Nerdiness aside, UD Replicas has once again nailed the details, including the aluminum stars, white leather sleeves and harness buckles.  Like all of UD Replicas suits, they'll includes body armor for the forearms, shoulders and back spine protector.  Unfortunately, you'll have to craft your own shield and helmet since UD Replicas doesn't sell those.

The Harvey Awards

BALTIMORE, MD (February 15, 2012) — The Executive Committees of the Harvey Awards and the Baltimore Comic-Con are proud to present the official Nomination Ballot for this year's Harvey Awards. Named in honor of the late Harvey Kurtzman, one of the industry's most innovative talents, the Harvey Awards recognize outstanding work in comics and sequential art.  Ballots are due for submission by April 16th, 2012.


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About Rich Johnston

Founder of Bleeding Cool. The longest-serving digital news reporter in the world, since 1992. Author of The Flying Friar, Holed Up, The Avengefuls, Doctor Who: Room With A Deja Vu, The Many Murders Of Miss Cranbourne, Chase Variant. Lives in South-West London, works from Blacks on Dean Street, shops at Piranha Comics. Father of two. Political cartoonist.
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