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Firefly is BACK! (Kind of)

Firefly is BACK! (Kind of)

Everyones favourite cowboys-in-space, Joss Whedon creation - Firefly - lives on. Or at least it does in our hearts. And now you can play as a browncoat - as Firefly Online launches next year.

Fox have announced that the social online role-playing game will launch on iOS and Android next Summer - where players captain a shop, recruit a crew and lead missions, while trading with other players. The game allows you customize your ship and pick up game-play across any platform. 

Don’t believe me? Check it out for yourself!! 

World of Warcraft launch children’s book: Snowfight

World of Warcraft launch children’s book: Snowfight

World of Warcraft announced plans to release their first children’s book later this year - Snowfight.

Written by WoW senior VP of story and franchise development Chris Metzen,  and illustrated by Blizzard artist Wei Wang. Metzen said that the idea has been on the cards for a while and that a smaller scale book would be a change of pace from the massive scale world that WoW inhabits.


Sandman, Fables, Aquaman due for Feature Films

Sandman, Fables, Aquaman due for Feature Films

DC Entertainment President Diane Nelson talked to Hollywood Reporter last week - and what came up was, well, interesting.

Nelson highlighted five comic book properties she would like to see hitting cinema screens - and is very honest about why a Wonder Woman is taking its time and on Green Lantern’s sinking.

THR: If it were up to you, what five characters or titles would you like to see on the screen?

Nelson: Sandman is right on top. I think it could be as rich as the Harry Potter universe. Fables.Metal MenJustice League. And yes, I’m going to say it: Aquaman.

THR: There have been a few attempts at bringing Wonder Woman to the screen — the Joss Whedon feature that was canceled in 2007, David E. Kelley’s 2011 TV pilot — but nothing has stuck.

Nelson: We have to get her right, we have to. She is such an icon for both genders and all ages and for people who love the original TV show and people who read the comics now. I think one of the biggest challenges at the company is getting that right on any size screen. The reasons why are probably pretty subjective: She doesn’t have the single, clear, compelling story that everyone knows and recognizes. There are lots of facets to Wonder Woman, and I think the key is, how do you get the right facet for that right medium? What you do in TV has to be different than what you do in features. She has been, since I started, one of the top three priorities for DC and for Warner Bros. We are still trying right now, but she’s tricky.

Read the full interview - and then get VERY excited.

The Wolverine – and what comes next – X-Men: Days of Future Past

The Wolverine - and what comes next - X-Men: Days of Future Past

At the sneaky preview screening of The Wolverine last night there was … hope. The X-Men, Spiderman and Wolverine films have been made outside of the Marvel family circle so haven’t had the same massive interest or intrigue that has made the Captain America, Thor, Hulk, Iron Man and The Avengers films great.

But all that is about to change.

The Wolverine hints at a new beginning - it follows a few years after the other films - with Logan ditching the X-Men and going to Japan. And there are hints, snippets and clues left throughout of what is tom come in X-men: Days of Future Past.

The launch of and the TV spots and news reports littered through The Wolverine are hinting - that Marvel are applying the same build up to the next film.

And it gets better - there’s a few STONKING cameos in The Wolverine after the credits run.

Wolverine is good. And what comes next is looking great!

Spellcheck Pen: The Lernstift

Spellcheck Pen: The Lernstift

A new kickstarter campaign has launched featuring a pen that vibrates when you make a spelling error: the Lernstift.

If nothing else you need to watch Munich based team - Falk and Daniel’s amazing video:

Viz Media relaunch Children’s Imprint

Viz Media relaunch Children’s Imprint

Stalwart of manga and comic publishing Viz Media announced their plans to relaunch their children’s imprint yesterday as Perfect Square - moving focus from manga (Zelda, Pokemon etc.) to other recognised brands and new titles.

Perfect Square will primarily publish comics but will be more flexible to producing different kinds of content and create books with other brands - looking to publish 40 to 50 titles per year.

Talking to Publishing Weekly Perfect Square editorial director Beth Kawasaki said:

the global market is changing and we wanted to find new voices and kid’s books that will resonate. So as part of that search we decided to go with a new name.