Jack Kirby And The Argo Caper: How The King Of Comics Saved Six Lives

From Bleeding Cool reporter Mike Sangregorio: Welcome to 2017 Comic-Con International in beautiful San Diego. This year is Jack Kirby's 100th birthday, though he passed away in 1994, and the con seems intent on properly celebrating "The King's" centennial. Literally one of the first panels of the show, Jack Kirby's Consciousness, Roger Zelazny's Lord of […]

Michael Parks, The Man Who Played Jack Kirby, Passes Away

Kevin Smith has announced the passing of actor Michael Parks at the age of 77. Smith refers to Parks as his cinematic muse. Parks has played a diverse array of characters over his career that go back to the early sixties where he appeared on Gunsmoke, the Untouchables and the Detectives. He appeared in the […]

Heavy Metal Partners For Two Comic-Con Exclusive Prints

According to Variety, Heavy Metal is trying to make a big splash with a few exclusives for Comic-Con. First up is a partnership with Mondo to create an exclusive art print by Swedish artist Kilian Eng based on the 'reboot" of the Heavy Metal movie. This is available at the Mondo booth in limited quantities. […]

Jack Kirby "Argo" Art Sells Well Above Estimates

The two pieces of Jack Kirby art that were crucial in the CIA's plan to save the hostages from Tehran as depicted in the movie Argo, went under the gavel today and did far better than expected. Both pieces were expected to bring in $10,000.00.   The piece entitled Planetary Control Room went for $23,900. […]

Jack Kirby Artwork Immortalized In Argo Goes To Auction

Anyone who saw the movie Argo knows the story of how the CIA put together a fake Sci-Fi movie as a cover for a cover extraction of six Americans hiding in the Canadian embassy during the Iran hostage situation in 1979. Part of the cover story was to have storyboards drawn up for the movie […]

London Film Festival Launch: Tim Burton, The Absentee Master And Pastries

Patrick Dane writes for Bleeding Cool. While Brendon was in a screening and Hannah was standing around in a field,* I had the pleasure of waking up early and scooting myself over to the BFI's press release event for the BFI's 56th London Film Festival. While the buzz word around twitter going into the screening […]

"I'm Not Working On The Justice League" – Ben Affleck

Ben Affleck has told the Canadian press in no uncertain terms that he's not working on a Justice League movie. The report at 24 hrs goes on to pick-over the ambiguity (what little there is) in Affleck saying: I'm not working on the Justice League. …just in case, you know, he might be planning to […]

Argo To Feature Cameos Of The Actual Escapees

Bleeding Cool gets stories from all over the place. But this is the first we've had from a diplomatic reception. In 1979, six Americans who had avoided being taken hostage in the US embassy in Iran by hiding in the Canadian embassy, were able to escape the country by ths US and Canadian governments being […]

Ben Affleck Tapped To Adapt Stephen King's The Stand

Last we heard, Harry Potter repeat offender David Yates was the man in the frame for Warner Bros. long time coming, big screen adaptation of The Stand. As of now, however, they seem to have slated Yates and selected Ben Affleck as the chap with the right stuff to bring Stephen King's hugely complex story […]