Wednesday, April 30, 2014

Pax Romana is getting the TV treatment!

Over here at Elephant Robot, several of us are big fans of Jonathan Hickman's deliriously good Pax Romana, a heady graphic novel that involves time traveling priests, WWIII, and more text than you might read in a proper non-graphic novel. Hickman books are  the anti-Game of Thrones…he assumes you can maintain focus and attention in the midst of robust dialogue and doesn’t hide his ideas in "sexposition," as it were.

We've just learned that the lovely people over at SyFy (the SciFi channel is dead! Long live the SyFy Channel!) will be adapting Pax Romana it for the small screen. Which both excellent and terrifying. Excellent because TV is where a complex concept like Pax Romana needs to live. Terrifying because, well, it's still the SyFy channel and they're not exactly known for amazing programming. I mean, Warehouse 13 is a good time and all, but great TV it is not.

But let's not lose the forest for the trees here: Pax Romana is about to become a TV show. And that. Is. Awesome!

Batman Day!

Why isn't my baby monkey old enough to do this yet??!?

Batman Day” is on Wednesday, July 23rd, and in libraries on Saturday, July 26th. So what are the comic stores going to have in stock? Coming to retailers for free in time for that day…
Detective Comics #27 Special Edition, featuring a reimagining of the 1939 Bob Kane/Bill Finger original comic book, designed by Chip Kidd with a script by The New York Times #1 bestselling author Brad Meltzer. 
12” x 16” x 4” Store Bags featuring Batman 75th Anniversary artwork on one side and the Batman 75 logo on the reverse side. 
Batman Graphic Novels bookmarks 
22” x 34” History of Batman Timeline Poster. 
22” x 34” Batman Graphic Novels Poster.
And stores can also purchase the following to giveaway,

Monday, April 7, 2014

"Leaked" Star Wars…The Musical…Auditions

So apparently the good people at Funny or Die took out an ad stating that Disney was casting for a musical version of Star Wars. And they filmed it. Because of course they did. So here you go folks…happy Monday!

Friday, April 4, 2014

Podcast: True Detective

Elephant Robot, BioMechanical Bear, Hydraulic Hummingbird, and the irascible Magnetic Monkey discuss season one of HBO's "True Detective," in our first ever podcast.