OK, I’ll be honest, I haven’t read much of this new webcomic from Martin Hekker and Mike Angstadt, entitled Man-Machine. The first chapter, Praepisitio and the second, The Name of the Father plays with themes of capitalism, God and technology. It deserves a more in-depth read and a wider audience, and comes with a great soundtrack and visuals that lay somewhere in the Phil Noto spectrum, but not quite. The reading interface is seamless too. Instead of flipping pages, there’s the pulling of arrows. It works so well. The two books have such distinct and separate colour palettes that the pics from Book 1 below really don’t do them justice. Go here to see what I mean. It’s always a nice surprise to discover the work of talented individuals willing to create something new and daring.

Crisis On Two Earths Clip 2

Coming on Feb 23 is DC’s latest animated film, and here’s another clip from it, along with the press release below. Since it’s not up on YouTube yet, you’ll have to see it embedded on CBR. It is worth it though, as the good Lex Luthor appeals to ‘our’ JLA for help against his world’s destroyers. All signs point to this being the best DC animated film yet.

Justice League: Crisis on Two Earths is an original story from award-winning animation/comics writer Dwayne McDuffie (Justice League) rooted in DC Comics’ popular canon of “Crisis” stories depicting parallel worlds with uniquely similar super heroes and villains. Bruce Timm (Superman Doomsday, Green Lantern) is executive producer. Lauren Montgomery (Wonder Woman, Green Lantern) and Sam Liu (Superman/Batman: Public Enemies) are co-directors.

The full-length animated film will be distributed by Warner Home Video as a Special Edition 2-disc version on DVD and Blu-Ray™ Hi-Def , as well as single disc DVD, On Demand and Download.

Live In L.A As A Comics Journo

One of the top comics related websites is offering a rare employment opportunity. If you’re tech savvy, live in/near Los Angeles and can edit well, this could be your big chance. This is what you’ll need:

Applicant must be highly motivated, have flexible hours, be available for occasional weekend convention coverage and other work, and possess the following requirements:

  • Strong grasp of language with respect to interviews and news articles.
  • Basic understanding of HTML (Dreamweaver skills are a plus, advanced HTML skills are a plus+).
  • Beginner/Intermediate level experience working with Adobe Photoshop (advanced level experience is a plus+).
  • A current and reliable computer.
  • Broad knowledge of published comics, genre film and television, video games, etc.
  • Great interpersonal skills.

All the details can be seen here. Be quick. Fanboys everywhere will be jumping on this!

NBM Sale

NBM Publishing have another great sale on. Woo hoo! When they had their most recent one last year, I picked up quite a few bargains, such as The Acme Novelty Library, Missouri Boy and more. Check it out for a bunch of $3 comics!

Also coming from NBM in April is Brooke A Allen’s 208 pager A Home For Mr. Easter, which is described as a, “crazy energetic book by a refreshing new talent! Tesana has never really fit into anything before but her daydreams. But when making an attempt to connect to her peers by joining in a pep rally planning committee she suddenly discovers a little white rabbit that lays brightly colored eggs. Realizing that she may have found the real life Easter bunny, Tesana embarks on an epic quest in an effort to get him back to his natural habitat and into safe hands. However as she progresses on her fanciful journey she gains more and more undesired attention until the quest becomes an increasingly madcap race to stay ahead of greedy pursuers and find a safe place for her new friend…wherever that place may be. It’s Tesana against the world!”

Here’s a peek at the art, and you can see more at Brooke’s blog here.