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Comic Riffs: August 1, 2010 - August 7, 2010

'Riffs Picks: The Week's TOP 10 COMICS TWEETS

From the Green Lantern movie to the Justin Bieber biopic, it was an intriguing week in comics-world tweets for Twitter's superheroes. Here are The Ten Tweets that most caught the ever-watchful eye of @ComicRiffs: 10. @GeoffJohns0: GREEN LANTERN IS...

By Michael Cavna  |  August 7, 2010; 11:30 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  The Top Tweets  | Tags: Comics on Twitter  
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Ten Things We Already Hate About 'Yogi Bear': The Movie

TEN THINGS WE ALREADY HATE ABOUT DECEMBER'S "YOGI BEAR" THE MOVIE: 10. The new, winking double-entendre tagline (above) from veteran "That '70s Show" writers who have made millions out of crafting winking double-entendre "one-liners." 9. The continued crass and...

By Michael Cavna  |  August 6, 2010; 10:30 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (3)
Categories:  The Animation  | Tags: Yogi Bear: The Movie  
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'No, you don't watch this new SCOTT PILGRIM interactive trailer. You PLAY it!'

If we've said it once today, we've already said it 44,000 times (which also happens to be our very first, "what's-this-all-about" score on this feature): "No, you don't watch the new 'Scott Pilgrim' interactive trailer. Dude, you play it!"...

By Michael Cavna  |  August 5, 2010; 1:00 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  The Holly Word  | Tags: Bryan Lee O'Malley, Scott Pilgrim vs. the World  
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An Open Note to COMEDY CENTRAL: Here's your next surefire cartoon hit:

MEMO TO: The biggest suits, cheeses and kahunas at Comedy Central. And Sumner Redstone. FROM: A longtime constituent. RE: Your next big thing. Trust me. Can't miss, babe. Comedy Central, we have your next animated hit. It's got everything:...

By Michael Cavna  |  August 5, 2010; 9:25 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
Categories:  The Animation  | Tags: Animation, Comedy Central  
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Quick Hit: The first AVENGERS 'trailer' has landed

So this is how it's going to be. With memories of the debut "Avengers" assemblage at Comic-Con beginning to fade, Marvel Studios now is apparently going to tease the public at large every few weeks with some new bit...

By Michael Cavna  |  August 4, 2010; 5:57 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  Superheroes , The Holly Word  
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If you can't get enough 'SCOTT PILGRIM': Animated short comes to TV next week

When it comes to "Pilgrim's" progress, Bryan O'Malley's boyfriend fighter is punching his way onto yet another platform. The highly anticipated Edgar Wright film starring Michael Cera opens Aug. 13, as if you didn't know. And the marketing assault...

By Michael Cavna  |  August 4, 2010; 12:45 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  Geek Buzz , The Animation , The Graphic Novel , The Holly Word  | Tags: Adult Swim, Bryan Lee O'Malley, Cartoon Network, Scott Pilgrim vs. the Animation, Scott Pilgrim vs. the World  
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VIRAL HUMOR: When Kanye West's tweets meet The New Yorker's cartoons

(Post file images / Associated Press and Bloomberg News) Who knew Kanye West's sudden embrace of Twitter and the longtime pithy humor of The New Yorker's cartoons would make for such a viral marriage? And perhaps the more important...

By Michael Cavna  |  August 3, 2010; 7:30 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (3)
Categories:  General , The Top Tweets  | Tags: Kanye West, The New Yorker, Twitter  
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The 'Riffs Interview: New Eisner winner JOHN LAYMAN relishes the success of 'CHEW'

(All images used by permission courtesy of John Layman) When your line of work often involves covering people who openly aspire to be good and great and legendary, you hear a lot of boasts and bravado. Rarely, though, do...

By Michael Cavna  |  August 3, 2010; 1:00 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  Interviews With Cartoonists  | Tags: Baltimore Comic-Con, Chew, John Layman, Rob Guillory, San Diego Comic-Con  
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New 'OH, BROTHER!' website hopes to follow in 'Big Nate's' big steps

Comic Riffs recently met with a King Features salesman who wasn't just excited by his syndicate's new comic panel "Oh, Brother!" He also enthused something serious about the comic's dedicated interactive website. Now, that very site is beginning to...

By Michael Cavna  |  August 3, 2010; 10:55 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
Categories:  The Comic Strip  | Tags: Bob Weber Jr., Jay Stephens, King Features, Oh Brother!  
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Remembering the writer who helped save 'SUPERMAN'

Comic Riffs is taking a moment to appreciate one of the more oft-unsung superpowers in Hollywood, and particularly the power of Tom Mankiewicz. If he had an ultimate identity among some comics fans, it was as...The Script Fixer. Mankiewicz,...

By Michael Cavna  |  August 2, 2010; 7:00 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  General , Superheroes  | Tags: Superman, Tom Mankiewicz  
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The apple of our eyesore: Check out THIS Marvel cover for a real surprise

Murphy's Law, meet Newton's Flaw. On Marvel's "S.H.I.E.L.D." book out this week, the cover (No. 3 Variant edition) is striking for at least several reasons. One reason is Dustin Weaver's beautiful artwork. Another reason is the equally eye-catching typo....

By Michael Cavna  |  August 2, 2010; 2:45 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  The Comic Book  | Tags: Marvel Comics, S.H.I.E.L.D.  
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DREAM TRAILERS: The 6 Best 'INCEPTION' Parodies This Minute [UPDATED]

When it comes to fertile territory for parody, "Inception," it turns out, is the dream trailer. Leonardo DiCaprio's air-of-urgency voiceover. The succinctly simple plot description for a film that is anything but easy. And, to no small effect, Hans...

By Michael Cavna  |  August 1, 2010; 9:45 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  General  | Tags: Christopher Nolan, Dora the Explorer, Haruhi Suzumiya, Inception, Pixar's Up, Toy Story 3  
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