Who doesn’t love the Buffy the Vampire Slayer? The show where normal teenage high school cheerleader Buffy Summers finds out that not only is the paranormal real, it’s her job to kick it in the teeth—and boy, does she ever. The TV show, a re-imagining and update (created by Avengers and Firefly director Joss Whedon) of the movie of the same name, ran from 1997 ’til 2003 for seven seasons. Fans could not get enough of it; despite the show ending, people clamored for more of Buffy and the gang, which resulted in an ongoing series to continue the story. This resulted in three more seasons in comic form. Now, this fall, the story will continue again. (more…)
This July, Top Cow Productions’ Minotaur Press imprint is coming out with their first original graphic novel, Sunset. Written by Christos Gage and featuring art by Jorge Lucas, Sunset tells a good old fashioned noir revenge story… starring senior citizens. I recently got the chance to ask Gage a few questions about Sunset, his mad research skills, and the possibility of more creator-owned work.
[Editor’s note: This interview was conducted before it was announced that Gage would join Neal Adams for Marvel’s First X-Men]
I believe I’m right in saying this is your first work for Top Cow. How did Sunset come about? Did you approach them with this story in mind?
Christos Gage: It actually started a couple years ago when I was talking to them about possibly doing a Darkness story set in Vegas in the 50s. That didn’t pan out, but I said, “You know, if you like that, I have another idea you might dig.” It was serendipitous, really. And yes, this is my first work for Top Cow. I’m really honored that they’d make it their first original graphic novel, and set me up with an artist as amazing as Jorge Lucas! (more…)
What’s this? A video game based on a movie that will be coming out. Why, how original! It seems that SEGA wanted to start their New York Comic-Con announcements early by revealing that they will publish a Captain America game that will be based on the Captain America: The First Avenger film and also released a bunch of images (which are available after the jump). Captain America: Super Soldier will be set in the film’s universe and gamers will be getting their third-person action game on by bashing foes with the shield and solve puzzle with it. The combat is said to be acrobatic and have a free-flow feel to it.
The game is being developed by Next Level Game, in which they have developed the Mario Strikers games, the recent Punch Out!! for the Wii, and the decent Spider-Man: Friend or Foe game. Also, Christos Gage is writing the story for the game. Gage is known for his work on Avengers: The Initiatives, Civil War: House of M, and the current Avengers Academy. The game is set for a July, 2011 release (sometime around the release of the film) and will be playable on the 360, PS3, PSP, Wii, and the Nintendo DS.
What do you guys think? While the Iron Man games that SEGA published were pretty much crap, it does look like they are putting a bit more effort with this game by having Gage write the story. So tell us what you think by leaving a comment after the jump and also check out some of the images, available in their full size, as well.
Source: GeekTyrant, Destructoid