Comic Riffs: Geek Buzz


Posted at 09:30 AM ET, 02/28/2011

THE 2011 OSCARS: 10 Geeky Facts About the Academy Award winners & losers

"Toy Story 3" director Lee Unkrich hoists the Oscar for Best Animated Feature (Reuter) In an Oscars broadcast co-hosted by Spider-Man's best friend (the heavy-lidded James Franco) and the newly cast Catwoman character (the high-energy Anne Hathaway,), it's only...

By Michael Cavna  |  09:30 AM ET, 02/28/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Geek Buzz, General | Tags:  Anne Hathaway, Christian Bale, Halle Berry, Helena Bonham Carter, Natalie Portman, Pixar, Toy Story 3

Posted at 09:34 AM ET, 10/27/2010

James and the Giant Addiction: Cameron announces 'AVATAR' 2 & 3

Mission: Intervention, we are sad to announce, has failed. James Cameron -- aka The Avatar Addict -- has now decided that his next two films will be "Avatars" 2 and 3, 20th Century Fox -- aka The Great Enabler...

By Michael Cavna  |  09:34 AM ET, 10/27/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Geek Buzz, Geek Buzz | Tags:  Avatar, James Cameron

Posted at 12:30 PM ET, 10/09/2010

STAN LEE announces two new projects at New York Comic Con (MTV heroes, assemble!)

Several weeks back, Comic Riffs put Stan Lee in touch with a die-hard Marvel fan in the Midwest who had created a short tribute video. Lee was so generous with his time with the fan that it prompted this...

By Michael Cavna  |  12:30 PM ET, 10/09/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Geek Buzz | Tags:  MTV, New York Comic Con, Stan Lee, Stan Lee's 7, The Seekers

Posted at 11:00 AM ET, 09/28/2010

Is there no one who does not cheer new DC editor-in-chief BOB HARRAS?

THE BOB HARRAS "MEMORIAL" (courtesy of Tom Brevoort) It's our single favorite image from yesterday's news that former Marvel editor-in-chief Bob Harras now has the same title at DC Comics. Marvel Executive Editor Tom Brevoort sends along to us...

By Michael Cavna  |  11:00 AM ET, 09/28/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Geek Buzz | Tags:  Bob Harras, DC Entertainment, Tom Brevoort, Warren Ellis

Posted at 10:30 PM ET, 08/10/2010

People of Earth, Attention!: This 'Avengers' is the Fan Video of the Day

"People of Earth, attention! People of Earth, attention!... ...This is the voice from clearly the best video of the day. Last week brought the public unveiling of the "Avengers" teaser trailer that was straight outta Comic-Con. If anything, though,...

By Michael Cavna  |  10:30 PM ET, 08/10/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Geek Buzz | Tags:  Ivan Guerrero's Premakes, Marvel Entertainment, Stan Lee, The Avengers, Timely Comics

Posted at 08:27 PM ET, 07/01/2010

THIS JUST IN: Hollywood's new Spider-Man is...Andrew Garfield

NEW POST: 7 Reasons Why Andrew Garfield Might Surprise as Spidey Who is inheriting the Spidey suit in the post-Tobey Maguire reboot? It's not the oft-rumored Jamie Bell or Josh Hutcherson -- nor the rogue-campaigning Donald Glover -- who...

By Michael Cavna  |  08:27 PM ET, 07/01/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Geek Buzz, Geek Buzz, Geek Buzz | Tags:  Marvel, Spider-Man

Posted at 08:45 AM ET, 06/23/2010

The Morning Line: Comic-Con predictions & a big-screen Troll film

THE MORNING QUICKIE From 3-D Simba to animated trolls, our Fave Five Links this morning... 5. COMIC-TRON: Comic-Con 2010 hasn't yet released its full schedule, but the folks at io9 predict just what might take centerstage next month in...

By Michael Cavna  |  08:45 AM ET, 06/23/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 09:30 AM ET, 06/22/2010

FIRST LOOK: Would you buy a Green Hornet from this man?

Now, in the interest of full disclosure, Comic Riffs is a sucker for a debonair newspaper publisher as much as the next ink-stained writer. That and ever since our days in a dojo, we'd wished we had the moves...

By Michael Cavna  |  09:30 AM ET, 06/22/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Geek Buzz, Geek Buzz | Tags:  Seth Rogen, The Green Hornet

Posted at 10:55 AM ET, 06/01/2010

Donald Glover as Spider-Man? Like Spidey, the online campaign gains traction [UPDATED]

Donald Glover may or may not have Spidey sense, but the actor-writer's already proved one thing over the weekend: He definitely has business sense. Responding to the report last week that cited the five actors said to be in...

By Michael Cavna  |  10:55 AM ET, 06/01/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Geek Buzz, Geek Buzz | Tags:  Donald Glover, Marc Webb, Spider-Man, Stan Lee

Posted at 08:30 AM ET, 04/03/2010

5 HOT LINKS: Of Marvel's iPad app & Neal Adams's new Batman

Catching up to five of our fave links of the week... 1. "APP-TAIN AMERICA": On the cusp of lines snaking around Apple stores on Saturday -- in search of the (allegedly) mighty mighty iPad -- Marvel Comics drops news...

By Michael Cavna  |  08:30 AM ET, 04/03/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Geek Buzz, Geek Buzz, Geek Buzz | Tags:  Batman, Bruce Beattie, David Horsey, Daytona Beach News-Journal, Drew Litton, Jerry Holkins, Marvel Comics iPad, Mike Krahulik, Mike Thompson, Neal Adams, Neil Gaiman, Penny Arcade, Seth MacFarlane, Tom Toles

Posted at 05:45 AM ET, 02/15/2010

"2 FAT 2 FLY"? Filmmaker Kevin Smith is kicked off flight because of his girth

[NOTE: This report was previously updated at 4:45 and 5:18 a.m.] THE META-POST: Southwest Airlines calls itself "The LUV Airline!" Now, Kevin Smith is, in effect, flaming Southwest as The LUV-Handle-Hating Airline. Girth. Airline "safety" practices. Ranting Tweets. An official...

By Michael Cavna  |  05:45 AM ET, 02/15/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Geek Buzz | Tags:  Kevin Smith

Posted at 05:15 PM ET, 01/27/2010

Meta-Post: 'MADtv' parody predicted Apple's 'iPad' long ago [VIDEO]

In the wake of Steve Jobs's "Greetings, Consumers of Earth" Announcement on Wednesday, the product name "iPad" is an instant cultural "trending topic." Thing is, when it comes to that name, Apple apparently chose not to "think different." Years...

By Michael Cavna  |  05:15 PM ET, 01/27/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Geek Buzz | Tags:  Apple iPad, MAD TV, Steve Jobs

Posted at 09:05 AM ET, 01/27/2010

Top 10 Names for the new Apple tablet (*as chosen by top artists)

As so much of the wired known world awaits Steve Jobs's bringing unto us of the Thing Still Most Known as the 'Tablet,' the question resounds: Just what will Apple's big-cheese call this device? iSlate? iTablet? And according to...

By Michael Cavna  |  09:05 AM ET, 01/27/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Geek Buzz, Geek Buzz | Tags:  Berkeley Breathed, Dave Coverly, Jen Sorensen, Nick Anderson, Scott Adams, Scott Kurtz, Simon Oxley, Ted Rall

Posted at 05:00 PM ET, 08/31/2009

The Six Disney/Marvel Projects We Most Fear...

My, but there's panic in the streets of Fanville. Disney lovers fear that Cinderella will run off with Iron Man. And Marvel lovers worry that Winnie-the-Pooh's new glum sidekick will be "Ee-Thor," and that Doctor "Doc" Who will be...

By Michael Cavna  |  05:00 PM ET, 08/31/2009 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Geek Buzz, Geek Buzz, Geek Buzz

Posted at 01:05 PM ET, 08/18/2009

On the Lookout: Calling All Links From Your Favorite 'Toons...

Here at the home office of Comic Riffs, we'd like to introduce a new feature called simply THE LOOKOUT, which will be exactly as it sounds: Every day, Comic Riffs will be on the lookout for links to that...

By Michael Cavna  |  01:05 PM ET, 08/18/2009 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 06:00 AM ET, 08/05/2009

Geek Buzz: See Heath Ledger's Final Project; but There's No Seeing 'G.I. Joe'

GEEK BUZZ: Random news and names now crossing the transom of comics culture... "The Dark Knight," it turns out, wasn't Heath Ledger's last act of art. The late Aussie actor -- who won a posthumous Oscar this year for...

By Michael Cavna  |  06:00 AM ET, 08/05/2009 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Geek Buzz, Geek Buzz, Geek Buzz

Posted at 06:00 AM ET, 08/03/2009

Geek Buzzing: 'Galactica,' 'True Blood' and...'Harvey'?

GEEK BUZZ: Random names and news crossing the transom of comics culture... The Television Critics Association named the Syfy channel's "Battlestar Galactica" the "program of the year" over the weekend and HBO's "True Blood" was chosen "best new program,"...

By Michael Cavna  |  06:00 AM ET, 08/03/2009 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Geek Buzz

Posted at 08:00 PM ET, 08/02/2009

THIS JUST IN: 'Zits' Creators Will Let Their Teen Boy Age

'ZITS' (King Features Syndicate) As the big-footed teenager Jeremy Duncan might say: "Sweet!" As in Sixteen. Tomorrow, King Features will officially announce that Jeremy -- who's been 15 years old since the popular strip "ZITS" launched in 1997 --...

By Michael Cavna  |  08:00 PM ET, 08/02/2009 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Geek Buzz, Geek Buzz