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sndy0uxsycvfy9hjnzwqJoin the Weird Fun: 5 Reasons to Check Out Archie vs. Predator

The title says it all. Comic book fans were graced with great classic comic crossovers like Alien vs. Predator in the late 80s, Robocop vs. Terminator by Frank Miller in the 90s, and now Archie… [more]

duvernayMarvel Studios Selects Ava DuVernay to Direct Black Panther

For those unaware of her work, Ava DuVernay is an award winning and Golden Globe nominated director (Selma 2014) with a pedigree rooted in African-American-themed films. She debuted in 2008 with a documentary about ’90s… [more]

michael-keaton-batmanMichael Keaton to Star in BOOM! Studios Imagine Agents Film

In 1989, one of the summer’s biggest blockbusters was a live action Batman film starring an actor just a year off from giving a killer performance as an insane, manipulative zombie-man named Beetlejuice: Michael Keaton.… [more]

Jim-Carrey-as-Count-Olaf-in-Lemony-Snicket-s-A-Series-Of-Unfortunate-Events-jim-carrey-29299783-1360-768Lemony Snicket’s a Series of Unfortunate Events to Hit Netflix: Jim Carrey Still to Be Involved

In late 1999, American novelist Lemony Snicket (Daniel Handler) took the YA circuit by storm with his new series debut, A Series of Unfortunate Events: The Bad Beginnings. With reviews mostly positive throughout the years,… [more]

TwitterAdsNew.001Sequential Offers a Great TCAF Collection For Free This Month

The Toronto Comics Arts Festival (TCAF) was held last month, with its usual great success in bringing together a diverse array of comics creators from all over the world. Sequential, a free digital comics app… [more]

themartianheaderThe Martian is Revealed in a New Trailer

The trailer for the highly anticipated big-screen adaptation of Andy Weir’s The Martian went live yesterday, and gave us our first in-depth glimpse at Ridley Scott’s latest science fiction vision. The Martian is essentially a… [more]

FurryFreaksGet a Fabulous Furry Freak Brothers Collection for Free Using Sequential

To celebrate the 75th birthday of legendary underground comics creator Gilbert Shelton, Sequential, in partnership with Knockabout comics, is currently giving away a 100-page digital collection of The Fabulous Furry Freak Brothers for free (until… [more]

Bird, BradDirector Brad Bird Gives Update and Talks Challenges of Making Sequels with Incredibles 2

Academy Award winning director for Ratatouille and The Incredibles, Brad Bird is busy with the upcoming release of Tomorrowland, but still has time to talk about Pixar Superhero sequel, The Incredibles 2. When asked in… [more]

Ron Galella Archive - File Photos 2010Blank on Blank Recreates Ray Bradbury Dialogue with Animated Video

Founded by David Gerlach and collaborators with PBS and Digital Studios, the YouTube channel Blank on Blank makes animated videos for long-lost interviews of music, cinema, and pop culture icons. On April 28, 2015 Blank… [more]

Jessica-JonesNetflix Looks to Expand Super Success with AKA Jessica Jones

Earlier this April, Netflix and Marvel collaborated to create Daredevil, one of the most acclaimed Superhero series on recent television. The show became an instant hit, collecting a hefty 9.1/10 on IMDb, 9.4/10 on TV.com,… [more]

gary anthony williamsGary Anthony Williams to Play Bebop in Teenage Ninja Mutant Turtles 2

According to Deadine, Paramount has cast Screen Actors Guild Award nominee (for work in Boston Legal via IMDb) Gary Anthony Williams as the Foot Clan’s piggy henchman Bebop in Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles 2: Half… [more]

aquaman-41cvr2-2--135687DC Continues to Revamp Superhero Looks

Last month, DC revealed new costumes for beloved characters Superman, Batman, the Flash, Green Lantern, Green Arrow, and Wonder Woman. This is a continuation of DC’s 2011 the New 52 revamping of its characters and… [more]

Diego LunaDiego Luna to Star in Star Wars: Rogue One

Star Wars: Rogue One is one of the three confirmed Star Wars spin-off films to be made and released in the coming years. Rogue One is to be directed by Gareth Edwards, best known for… [more]

LoT 2DC’s Legends of Tomorrow: News and First Look

The Arrow and The Flash spin-off Legends of Tomorrow is set to debut during the CW’s 2015-2016 season (most likely in early 2015). The show will star Doctor Who‘s Arthur Darvill as Rip Hunter, multiple Emmy… [more]

the new mutantsX-Men Spin-off The New Mutants is Happening

According to Comic Book Resources, 20th Century Fox is looking to expand its hit X-Men franchise with The New Mutants, with Josh Boone on board as director and co-writer. Boone directed the smash hit (and… [more]

supergirl-first-look-126487Supergirl Set for Monday Nights on CBS: Images, Cast, and Trailer Released

It’s set: Supergirl will debut on CBS this November with Glee star Melissa Benoist playing the girl with superhuman powers. Per Vcpost.com, Owain Yeoman has been cast to play Vartox, Supergirl’s mortal enemy; Mehcad Brooks… [more]

josh-trankStar Wars Boba Fett Spin-off Loses Director Josh Trank

Disney has recently confirmed that one of three Star Wars spin-offs will be a Boba Fett origin story. Everyone remembers Boba’s descent into the Sarlacc Pit in Return of the Jedi (1983), but can anyone… [more]

Czarface 2Comic Book Themed Hip Hop Trio Czarface Returns for Second Album

In late 1993, legendary MC Inspectah Deck was getting busy with Wu-Tang Clan on the classic rap album, Enter the Wu-Tang (36 Chambers). That album has held up as one of the greatest and most… [more]

CinemasinsScreen Junkies and CinemaSins to Duke It Out on Movie Fights

About seven years ago, Andy Signore founded the YouTube channel Screen Junkies (with Hal Rudnick hosting, Spencer Gilbert writing the hit segment Honest Trailers, Jon Bailey narrating, Dan Murrel editing, and Nick Mundy as the show’s… [more]

xscvbnRod Serling’s Legacy Continues Postmortem with Twilight Zone Museum Exhibit

In late 1959, beloved American television screenwriter and producer Rod Serling captivated audiences with his new show The Twilight Zone. The show is a series of independent 30-minute psychological thriller, fantasy, science fiction, and horror… [more]

CTJoe Haldeman’s The Forever War Finally Hitting the Big Screen

In 1974, Joe Haldeman’s The Forever War hit book stores and hardcore sci-fi fans’ hearts. Two years later (1976) the novel won some of the most coveted sci-fi awards out there, the Hugo, the Nebula,… [more]

harlan_typeHarlan Ellison Recovering from Stroke

Many Sequart readers are fans of the work of the science fiction master Harlan Ellison. Many also know that last week Ellison suffered a major stroke, paralyzing his right arm and leg. For those concerned… [more]

Son GokuNalanda University Reincarnated: Goku’s Alma Mater

Nalanda University, recently refounded in India, has begun accepting students. In its own right this is a good thing because it will provide greater access to higher education both for Indian and global students. It… [more]

rat-queens-02-covA-webRat Queens is Coming to TV

Some time ago, we reported here at Sequart that Heavy Metal magazine was about to “go Hollywood” in a serious way. And, lo and behold, here we are now seeing some of the first products… [more]

Miss Manga mascaraManga Make-Up Hits U.S.

It’s sadly rare that we have an occasion to talk about make-up on Sequart. But then, it’s rare that a brand as big as l’Oréal Paris has a line named after comics.