The Fourth Doctor returns to comics with his greatest companion, the intrepid Sarah Jane Smith, in an all-new five-part miniseries from Titan Comics, Doctor Who: The Fourth Doctor.
Set in Victorian England, “Gaze of the Medusa” is written by Gordon Rennie & Emma Beeby and illustrated by Brian Williamson. According to the synopsis: “A mysterious woman commands a hidden army in a house of the blind. Scryclops stalk the streets… and something alien and terrible screams from prehistory — with a hunger that cannot be satisfied!”
Tom Baker played the Fourth Doctor onscreen from 1974-’81, while Sarah Jane was portrayed by the late Elisabeth Sladen.
Doctor Who: The Fourth Doctor #1 will be released in March 2016.
There’s been a lot of fuss about the latest armored version of the Batmobile to be seen in the upcoming Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice (right), but neither the idea of the car itself or constantly evolving versions of it are anything new.
Batman drove a car in his very first appearance in 1939’s Detective Comics #27, but it wasn’t christened the “Batmobile” until Detective Comics #48 in 1941. The vehicle has undergone a number of changes over the decades — and, perhaps not surprisingly, it has seen the most change during the modern “movie” era.
Artist Stuart Manning is responsible for this week’s blast-from- the- past style poster to promote DOCTOR WHO’s new episode, “Time Heist.”
Manning explained to Britain’s Radio Times what he was going for:
Slinky Miss Delphox was the starting point for this one. Keeley Hawes‘ publicity pic had such a great silhouette that I immediately wanted to include it. I did a poster for MAD MEN a couple of years back, using a similar treatment on Joan, and the idea stuck in my head.
Artist Stuart Manning (@stuart_manning on Twitter) has created a wonderful old-timer poster to promote tonight’s episode of DOCTOR WHO.
Tweets Manning: “My retro poster for tomorrow’s #DoctorWho episode, @Markgatiss’ Robot of Sherwood. Metropolis meets Robin Hood.”
Watch the episode at 9 p.m. on BBC America.
Next month, DC Comics will be showcasing variant “Bombshell” covers created by artist Ant Lucia inspired by 1940s-era girlie art of the type seen on airplane nose art and in period pin-up mags. Here is a look at 16 of those pieces.
Red Hood and the Outlaws
Justice League Dark
Wonder Woman Supergirl
Justice League Unlimited
Green Lantern Corps
Ummm… Happy Easter?
King Kong has a Skull Island holiday treat for his favorite lady, Ann Darrow, courtesy of artist Todd Schorr.
Marvel Studios released some interesting-looking concept art from its various Phase 2 projects, so I thought I’d share a few cool visuals.
Here are some images intended for Avengers: Age of Ultron, including the visuals for the Scarlet Witch and Quicksilver. The image of Hulk and Black Widow could easily be from The Avengers, so looks like director Joss Whedon is going for “more of the same.”
The Guardians of the Galaxy art continues to support the idea that Rocket Raccoon will be the breakout character. I’m more interested in Star-Lord’s mask — which I hope he will wear more than most other movie superheroes wear theirs.
ComingSoon.Net had unveiled six stylized character posters for the upcoming Captain America: The Winter Soldier.
Based on previously released designs, these new versions feature a powerful deep red color motif. To me they resemble a mashup of Cap and Sin City. The actual posters themselves can be seen in person at the Hollywood Arclight if you happen to be in Los Angeles.
Captain America: The Winter Soldier opens Aril 4.
While the armies battling to place their king on the Iron Throne on HBO’s GAME OF THRONES seem to be more interested in killing each other than winning the hearts and minds of the populace, at least one enterprising artist is willing to fight that battle by creating these cool World War II-inspired propaganda-style posters.
You can buy prints of these great paintings by artist Olivia Desianti to hang on your wall at her Etsy shop or from Society6.
(And no, I don’t get a cut, cynical readers.)
Australian artist Unrellius spent 14 months drawing this definitive cast picture of the late, lamented FUTURAMA and posting it on deviantART.
“Unless you’re thinking of an incredibly minor character, they’re most likely somewhere in the picture,” explains Unrellius.
You can download a high-rez version from his page.