TSP – April 2nd, 2015

On this edition of The Splash Page; Deadpool movie pleases creator, Archaia has a Long Walk to Valhalla, Catwoman will be in the animated Batman movie, and costume design in modern comics.

Deadpool Creator Promises Comic Book Cinematic Experience Unlike Any Other

Deadpool creator Rob Liefeld is apparently on the film’s set today, and has posed a photo of himself with the film’s star Ryan Reynolds to Instagram.

After a nearly day-long April Fools joke revolving around the film’s rating, Liefeld shared a lenghty, earnest comment expressing his faith in the film and excitement to see the final product.

Read more at this link: http://comicbook.com/2015/04/02/deadpool-creator-promises-comic-book-cinematic-experience-unlike/

EXCLUSIVE: ARCHAIA TAKES “LONG WALK TO VALHALLA” WITH NEW OGN

Archaia has a long and successful history in world of original graphic novels, and CBR has the first details on the next one on the BOOM! Studios imprint’s schedule: “Long Walk to Valhalla,” from relative newcomer writer Adam Smith and artist Matthew Fox, who’s also illustrating BOOM! miniseries “UFOlogy,” which debuted with its first issue today.

“Long Walk to Valhalla” is scheduled for release on July 15, and the publisher compares it to acclaimed slice-of-life graphic novels including “Blankets” and “Fun Home.” The creators have discussed the project a bit in the past, but CBR has the exclusive first look at the cover and solicitation for the OGN.

Read more at this link: http://www.comicbookresources.com/article/exclusive-archaia-takes-long-walk-to-valhalla-with-new-ogn

Former Catwoman Julie Newmar Joining Batman ’66 Animated Movie

Former Catwoman Julie Newmar will also lend her voice to the Batman ’66 animated movie, according to the website 13thdimension.com.

This past weekend at Mad Monster Con, former Batman Adam West and former Robin Burt Ward announced that they would be lending their voices to a new animated Batman movie based on the 1960s television series.

Read more at this link: http://comicbook.com/2015/04/01/former-catwoman-julie-newmar-joining-batman-66-animated-movie/

STEWART, MCKELVIE & MORE TALK COSTUME DESIGN IN MODERN COMICS

“We’re joined by a panel of experts in the field of ruining costumes and taking the sex appeal out of costumes,” moderator Andrew Wheeler, announced at Emerald City Comicon’s “Redesigning Heroes for the Modern World” panel. Wheeler, Editor-in-Chief of ComicsAlliance, was joined by “Spider-Woman” artist Kris Anka, “Young Avengers” and “The Wicked + The Divine” artist Jamie McKelvie, “Batgirl” writer Cameron Stewart, “Batgirl” artist Babs Tarr, and “Spider-Gwen” artist Robbi Rodriguez. “It’s nice that there are grumpy old men in comics that have thrown us some conversation topics.”

Rodriguez called spandex superhero costumes “dated.” When developing the look for Spider-Gwen, he said that writer Jason Latour wanted to pursue a traditional Spider-Man inspired look. Rodriguez, however, wanted the character to “look like she just stepped out of a Kanye West video.”

Read more at this link: http://www.comicbookresources.com/article/stewart-mckelvie-more-talk-costume-design-in-modern-comics

Gregor Sprague is the Co-Creator/Host/Producer of the Elsenerds Network (Elsenerds.com) and you can follow him on Twitter (@ThatGregor)

Gregor Sprague

Co-Creator of Elsenerds.com, Comic Book reader, and SciFi Lover, Super Powers include Knowledge of comic book universes, the ability to point to his location on his hand, and reaching items on the top shelf.