Author: Karl Cramer

Play and Win: Classic ‘Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles’ Game

Play and Win: Classic ‘Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles’ Game

Can you hear me now?

Oh, Verizon. Not only do you sponsor some of our favorite shows with your funny ads starring the quality assurance tech, but you’re buying our love by sponsoring a contest featuring three of our favorite things – comics, games, and ’80s nostalgia.

Starting today, gamers who play the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles 1989 Classic Arcade Xbox 360 game online after registering at the Verizon Family Game Night Play and Win Sweepstakes website are automatically entered for a chance to win an Xbox 360 120GB Hard Drive and Xbox 360 Universal Remote. The TMNT portion of the contest ends March 31st, so hurry up and kick some shell.

(ComicMix apologizes for not telling you about last week’s Spider-Man: Friend or Foe portion of the Play and Win contest. How’d we miss that?)

‘Hellboy: The Science of Evil’ Screenshots Debut

‘Hellboy: The Science of Evil’ Screenshots Debut

Sure, Hellboy rebelled against Satan’s plan to conquer the world, but he’s doing just fine on his own these days.

Mike Mignola’s character debuted in comic books, but has gone on to be a hit  in novels, toys, movies and animation. Now, Konami has released new screenshots from their upcoming Hellboy: The Science of Evil videogame.

The game will allow fans to take on the roles of Hellboy, Abe Sapien, Liz Sherman and Johann Kraus against the evil Nazi Herman von Klempt. Although the game’s continuity is independent of the movies, it features the voice talent of actors from the original film, as well as the upcoming Hellboy II: The Golden Army, including Ron Perlman, Selma Blair and Doug Jones. 

The game will support online and offline multiplayer co-op for up to four players. Hellboy: The Science of Evil is scheduled for a summer 2008 release on PlayStation 3, PSP and Xbox 360.

Press ‘Ctrl Alt Del’ For New Cover

Press ‘Ctrl Alt Del’ For New Cover

Good news for fans of Ctrl+Alt+Del webcomic. The out-of-print, first-volume collection of the series, Ctrl+Alt+Del Volume 1: Insert Coin, will be reprinted with a brand new cover. It will also be offered in a signed hardcover format limited to 500 copies. Previous editions of the hardcovers sold out quickly, so creator Tim Buckley recently gave his fans the heads up on his website that they will be available soon.

Ctrl+Alt+Del chronicles the insanely funny adventures of roommates Ethan and Lucas. The pop-culture- and videogame-obsessed Ethan is barely held in check by his level-headed friend and a cast of characters including girlfriend Lilah and Zeke, a game console brought to life so that Ethan would always have somebody to play with. Besides being one of the most popular webcomics on the ‘Net, Ctrl+Alt+Del has been brought to life as an animated series online and on DVD.

Also shown on Buckley’s website was the cover to the second issue of Analog and D+Pad, the spinoff comic book that reimagines the cast of CAD as superheroes. Both books will be available in the CAD online store.

Confirmed Iron Man Cameo in ‘The Incredible Hulk’

Confirmed Iron Man Cameo in ‘The Incredible Hulk’

One of the things made Marvel Comics stand out from other publishers back in the Silver Age was the concept of a shared universe. Other publishers would have guest stars every now and then, but Stan Lee reasoned that if all these costumed types were all running around New York City, they should be bumping into each other left and right. And fans loved it.

Marvel Studios is taking a cue from its comics roots and is having Iron Man star Robert Downey Jr. cameo as inventor Tony Stark in this summer’s other Marvel superhero movie The Incredible Hulk.

Downey confirmed the rumor in an interview on MTV Movies Blog.

“It happens to be a scene where I basically approach [William Hurt’s character, General Ross], and we may be considering going into some sort of limited partnership together,” Downey stated.

Downey also teased that another unnamed star would appear in the Iron Man credits. Maybe the Samuel L. Jackson as Nick Fury rumor buzz we’ve been hearing? Hmm. We’ll be sure to stay in our seats until the end for both movies this summer.

Marvel Zombies: The Movie?

Marvel Zombies: The Movie?

Audiences love superhero movies. They also love zombie movies. What if… What if Marvel Studios decided to greenlight Marvel Zombies: The Movie?

Sadly, this is not reality. But Ojala Productions created a fan made, not-for-profit trailer for the popular comic book that gives us a peak and what could be. Similar to Batman: Dead End, the famous internet short where the Dark Knight squared off against Joker, an Alien and a Predator, Marvel Zombies was filmed  as a calling card to show studios Ojala Productions’ capabilities.

Click here to see the trailer. Warning: graphic portrayals of violence and gore


‘King of the Hill’ Parodies ‘Invincible’ Comic

‘King of the Hill’ Parodies ‘Invincible’ Comic

King of the Hill, the Emmy award-winning animated television series created by Mike Judge and Greg Daniels, gave a sly wink to comic books on their Sunday, March 16 episode "Behind Closed Doors."

The soft-satirical parody of Texas middle America found housewife Peggy Hill questioning her family’s unity. When entering son Bobby’s room, she finds him reading "Unvincible," a comic that bears a striking similarity to Image’s Invincible by Robert Kirman and Cory Walker.

This is not big, breaking news but ComicMix thinks it’s pretty cool that instead of taking the easy mainstream route of spoofing Superman or Spider-Man, the show wore its comic book fan pride by choosing one of the great indie superheroes.

Joss Whedon on his Superhero Musical

Joss Whedon on his Superhero Musical

"Once more, with feeling!" No, it’s not the infamous musical episode of Buffy the Vampire Slayer, but Joss Whedon is developing another musical.

This time around, the project will feature his other passion: superheroes! Whedon revealed on his blog today that during the writer’s strike he and his family wrote three 10-minute episodes of a musical intended for the Internet. And to his great surprise, they actually finished it, began preproduction and are in the midst of filming it.

Doctor Horrible’s Sing-Along Blog will star Neil Patrick Harris, best known for his role as Doogie Howser, M.D., and Nathan Fillion, best known as Capt. Reynolds on the sci-fi show Firefly. We’re tickled that the actors once again assume those titles when they play Doctor Horrible and Captain Hammer respectively. Rounding out the cast is Buffy alumni Felicia Day as Penny.

The news directly from Whedon:


The bag is catless.

During the strike I started writing a musical intended as a limited internet series, 3 episodes of approximately 10 minutes each. Writing with me was my brother Jed, his fiancee Maurissa, and my other brother Zack. To my shock and surprise, we finished it. To my greater shock and surprise, we managed (with the help of many people I’ll be praising at length soon) to drag it into preproduction (yes, just as DOLLHOUSE was given a start date two months away and all my comics were due.) And today, after a grueling week of writing everything ever while trying to be a producer, I got to start shooting. A musical.

This much I will say: It’s the story of a low-rent super-villain, the hero who keeps beating him up, and the cute girl from the laundromat he’s too shy to talk to. And I’m having the time of my life.


Neil Patrick Harris… Dr. Horrible

Nathan Fillion……….as Captain Hammer

Felicia Day………….as Penny

And a cast of Dozens!

Coming soon.



‘Smallville’ Comic Contest to Determine Plot, Comic-Con VIP

‘Smallville’ Comic Contest to Determine Plot, Comic-Con VIP

Years ago, DC let fans determine whether Batman sidekick Jason Todd met his end at the hands of the Joker via phone-in voting. Fans of Smallville, the television series that follows Clark Kent before he was Superman, now have a chance to play a similar (albeit far less morbid) role in determining the direction of a superhero-themed story.

Twice a week, fans will be able to vote on how Smallville: Visions, a DC-produced digital comic scripted by Stephan Nilson with art by Andie Tong, will evolve. At the end of the voting period, the pages will become (virtual) reality for readers.

Along with determining the outcome of the story, fans can also participate in the Stride Gum contest that goes with the promotion. All participants in Smallville story development will be entered for a chance to win a "VIP Weekend" at this year’s Comic-Con International: San Diego. They’ll also receive a year’s supply of Stride gum — which could come in handy amid the funk of the convention floor.



New ‘Iron Man’ Game Trailer: Air Battle

New ‘Iron Man’ Game Trailer: Air Battle

Sick of all the Iron Man videogame news yet? If so, don’t bother reading this post… but we’re willing to bet that you’ll read it anyways. We’re diabolical like that.

For those of you who are interested in more news about the upcoming videogame adaptation of the film, or for anyone who’s simply impressed by the fact that Sega has defied expectations and made a movie-based game that actually looks good, we have you covered. (By the way, click here to see how movie-based games can go horribly wrong.)

Sega has released a new trailer for the upcoming game highlighting the golden Avenger’s aerial combat. And if that wasn’t enough to get you pumped, they scored it with Black Sabbath’s "Iron Man."


First ‘Incredible Hulk’ Game Screenshots Go Online

First ‘Incredible Hulk’ Game Screenshots Go Online

Remember back when Sega announced that they had grabbed the rights to Iron Man, Hulk, Captain America and Thor videogames? Well, we’ve seen sweet Iron Man game footage based on the upcoming movie as early as last year. But where are the screenshots for The Incredible Hulk movie-based game?

Evidently, Sega has been waiting for Universal to debut the new movie Hulk’s look in the official trailer. Only hours after the scenes of Hulk and Abomination tearing up Harlem hit the net, we were finally treated to images of videogame Hulk. Incredible is the only word to describe the detail put into Hulk and the soon-to-be-smashed New York City setting for the game. Developer Edge of Reality seems to have taken a cue from the critically acclaimed The Incredible Hulk: Ultimate Destruction and basically followed that open world formula but with much prettier next-gen graphics.

Images from the game are posted after the jump. Stay tuned to Sega Incredible Hulk game page for more details coming soon.