Legion Trailer

I saw this huge poster at Comic-Con and now I’ve just seen the trailer. Taking Paul Bettany as an action hero is asking a bit much, especially when you make him an angel and give him guns. The premise of the story is that God has given up on humanity and the archangel Michael, played by Bettany stands between us and the apocalypse. There’s also something about a small town waitress who just might be pregnant with the baby Jesus. Oh boy. There’s so many things wrong with that sentence, and it looks to take itself far too seriously. For my money, the low budget Aussie flick Gabriel explored similar themes with a greater visual style and meaning.┬áLegion opens January 22.

mpMann Interview

My interview with artist mp (Marvin) Mann is now up at Broken Frontier. Mann is the guy, along with writer David Lewis behind Archaia’s unusual Some New Kind of Slaughter series, which is now collected in Trade form. Slaughter is an examination of the unique flood stories that have occurred across the planet over the last few centuries. You can read the whole interview here.

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Olympus #4 Preview

Released on September 9 is the last issue of Image’s Olympus mini-series from writer Nathan Edmondson and artist Christian Ward. Below is a sneak peek of Ward’s great art, free of text.

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Marvel Motion Comics

Just released from Marvel is the trailer for the Astonishing X-Men motion comic, below. Also now available from iTunes is the second episode of the original Spider-Woman motion comic series by Brian Michael Bendis and Alex Maleev. See scenes from the episode here and the release schedule can be found here. The animation looks pretty fluid and natural.