Kindle Fire demo; Avengers poster; Conan giveaway and Roy Thomas interview
Matt and Kyle take a look at the Kindle Fire’s options for comics; the Avengers release new posters; and Roy Thomas talks about Conan the Barbarian in this week’s comics podcast.
The Kindle Fire offers comics via graphic novel sales on Amazon.com and the comiXology app that comes pre-installed on the tablet. The comiXology reader links to any existing comiXology account. Its reader is preferable to the Fire’s native browser for comics, which will feature several DC graphic novels.
NEW AVENGERS POSTER
A brand new banner featuring the core four members of “The Avengers” — Captain America, Bruce Banner, Iron Man and Thor, from left to right — has premiered over at Yahoo Movies.
Lionsgate Home Entertainment is releasing Conan the Barbarian on 3D/2D Blu-ray Combo Pack, 2D Blu-ray Disc, and DVD this November 22nd. Starring Jason Momoa, Rachel Nichols, Stephen Lang, Rose McGowan, and Ron Perlman, this 2011 re-make includes audio commentaries, The Conan Legacy featurette, a making-of and more. Longtime “Conan” comics writer appears on the special features for the film.
We have a copy of the Conan the Phenomenon: The Legacy of Robert E. Howard Fantasy Icon hardcover art history book as well as the Conan the Barbarian the Blu-ray Combo Pack to give away. For a chance to win, answer our question of the day: Which Conan is your favorite? The character from the books? Arnold from the films? The Barry Windsor-Smith or John Buscema version from the comics? The more recent version from the Dark Horse Comics? Or Jason Momoa in the new film?
Speaking of Conan, I talked to Roy Thomas, who brought Conan to Marvel Comics in the 1970s and has been writing “Road of Kings” for Dark Horse. He talked about the early days of the Conan comic.
He said he was hoping to expand Marvel’s reach beyond superheroes into sword and sorcery, and licensing Conan was a home run. The new “Conan the Barbarian” is out on DVD and Blu-ray today. Look for more of the interview with Thomas in Friday’s Weekend Look.
WINNER WINNER ROBOT CHICKEN DINNER
We’ve chosen our winner for the Robot Chicken season 5 DVD — the DVD goes to MovieHunter1888.
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