The Impact: April 29th – May 5th 2012

Published on May 5th, 2012

Have you taken several of your non-comic reading friends to your local comic shop to celebrate Free Comic Book Day??? If you need help finding a comic shop check out Comic Shop Locator. That’s right it’s finally here!!! Happy Avengers Weekend/Free Comic Book Day. I hope everyone has seen and enjoyed The Avengers which has already earned upwards of $260 million dollars over seas… not too shabby, considering it still has yet to open in North America. Some analysts project it could reach $585 million by Sunday. Anyway enough stalling, onward and upward to this week’s all new installment of The Impact.

2012 Stumptown Awards Winners

This past Saturday the winners of the 2012 Stumptown Awards were announced as part of the Stumptown Comics Fest. The big winner of the night was Jonathan Case who won two awards one for Best Artist (Green River Killer) and Best New Talent (Dear Creature, Green River Killer). Below is the list of the rest of the winners. Congratulations to all.

  • greenriverkillerBest Artist
  • Jonathan Case, Green River Killer
  • Best Writer
  • Brandon Graham, Prophet
  • Best Cartoonist
  • Jaime Hernandez, Love and Rockets
  • Best Letterer
  • Stan Sakai, Usagi Yojimbo: Fox Hunt
  • Best Colorist
  • Dave Stewart, Hellboy: House of the Living Dead; Chimichanga
  • Best Publication Design
  • Petrograd, Tyler Crook and Keith Wood
  • Best Anthology
  • Lies Grownups Told Me edited by Nomi Kane, Jen Vaughn, Caitlin M.
  • Best Small Press
  • Fugue #1 by Beth Hetland
  • Best New Talent
  • Jonathan Case, Dear Creature, Green River Killer
  • Reader’s Choice
  • Vic Boone by Shawn Aldridge, Geoffo Panda

MorrisonCon Announces  Inaugural Guest Line Up.

MorrisonCon was initially announced in January.  with no dealers and no lines…there won’t even be  a showroom floor. What it will be is a TED Talk like Convention where attendees will purchase package deals to attend the symposium. The Con will be held September 28th-30th in Las Vegas. In attendance will be Jonathan Hickman, Gerard Way, Frank Quietly, JH Williams III, and Chris Burnham, who were all personally selected by Morrison himself.  Tickets which are limited to 1000 will go on sale May 9th and range from $699-$1099 depending on what package you select. More information is available at the  official site.morrisoncon

David James Kelly to Rewrite Daredevil Reboot.

Courtesy of Deadline. Word is that 20th Century Fox has hired David James Kelly to rewrite the script for the Daredevil reboot. The script for the David Slade directed film will be based on Frank Miller and David Mazzucchelli’s groundbreaking arc, “Born Again.” I keep hoping Slade will let former Daredevil writer Ed Brubaker take a crack at it since they are both developing the Coward script together.

Arrow Gets the Green Light.

Courtesy of The Daily Blam!. Word is that the CW will pick up Arrow for a fall debut. I’m excited to have a new costumed hero show on the air and I hope this one is as awesome as it could be. Hopefully we will get our first real look at the series at the end of the month when the network makes their up front presentations.

The Dark Knight Rises and The Amazing Spider-Man Debut New Trailers.

Talk about a nerdtastic week, on top of The Avengers we get new trailers for the two other highly anticipated comic movies of 2012, The Dark Knight Rises and The Amazing Spider-Man. So what did I think?

The Dark Knight Rises

The slower pacing is a bold choice and incredibly effective in building the tension and sense of dread. Almost every shot of Batman/Bruce it looks like he is on the ropes. I really like what I have seen of Hathaway’s performance, particularly the way she tells Bruce, “I’m adaptable.” very much capturing the character’s personality. Bane‘s voice is creepy yet dignified. And I’m so happy all the trailer really do is set the tone and set the stakes…that the hero, Batman, could die. We have never really had that before. But, in terms of the plot, we are still very much in the dark. Which is where I want to be until I can watch the movie in it’s entirety.

The Amazing Spider-Man

This trailer really tries to show you the scope of the film and it’s 3D film making techniques. The motion they have brought to Spider-Man looks phenomenal. Andrew Garfield continues to look like a Steve Ditko drawing brought to life and I love the fact that the footage of him in costume he actually looks like he is enjoying himself.  His costar Emma Stone looks like John Romita Sr. drew her into existence. All in all I’m very excited for this movie and I genuinely believe it will surprise a lot of people.

What do you guys think?

Well there you have it guys I hope you all have a wonderful weekend. Take care and stay tuned for next week’s all new installment of The Impact.

Matt Todd

matthew@comicimpact.com