Stuff: Comic-Con Trailers Bring Zombie Goodness

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Ben Cross from Dark Shadows

Go ahead and give the guy a cameo.

There’s a lot of entertainment news going on. You honestly don’t need to know most of it. And the bits you do need to know, you don’t need to know them the second they happen. You, after all, have a life. Rather than write up a bunch of individual posts you have to read, here’s one post with everything. Enjoy.

  • Why have I not seen a trailer for Darren Aronofsky’s latest, Black Swan? Seriously, give it up already.
  • The Boys, the highly violent Garth Ennis book in which superheroes have to be dealt with by an enhanced CIA squad, is going to be helmed by Adam McKay (The Other Guys). Source.
  • Will Eisner’s A Contract With God is going to be made into a feature film with different segments helmed by different folks. Production starts in 2011 and should hit the festival circuit next year as well.
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    The Spirit (2008) – 27 Second Review

    The Spirit poster

    Written by: Frank Miller, based on the comic by Will Eisner
    Directed by: Frank Miller
    Starring: Gabriel Macht, Dan Gerrity, Jaime King, Eva Mendes, Ellen Dolan, Scarlett Johansson, Louis Lombardi, Samuel L. Jackson, Arthur the Cat

    Review: Evil personified? It is Samuel L. Jackson wearing a Nazi uniform, while delivering a smug monologue, and dissolving a cute fluffy kitten. I giggled until I couldn’t breathe. And I agree, Sam. Toilets are always funny.

    Time: 13 seconds

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    Will Eisner on the Care of Your M-16

    Will Eisner's M16 US Army Rifle Maintenance Booklet, 1968

    The title of the comic book is The M16A1 Rifle: Operation and Preventive Maintenance. It’s been posted by Ethan Persoff as part of his Comics With Problems series. What makes this fascinating is not just the fact that a copy of the comic book was included with each rifle that went to a U.S. soldier in Vietnam back in 1968. It’s not just the wacky levels of innuendo that permeate this thing. It’s the fact that Will Eisner and Eisner Studios provided the artwork.
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