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I got to see an advanced screen of Jason Bourne todayIf you haven’t seen any of the Bourne movies, do not start here. MINOR SPOILERS below because I’m going to tell you why.  (more…)

Author’s note: I do not know the intricacies of Hollywood contract negotiations. And I’m aware that every case is unique.  This article is an opinion based what I see as a logical chain of events. If you have knowledge of Hollywood contract negotiations, feel free to leave a comment.

 

I read there’s a petition to have Zack Snyder fired as director of Justice League. While I agree that he doesn’t understand Superman, echo the sentiments many share of Batman vs. Superman, and am pro-people expressing themselves, I’m going to give the petitioners a dose of reality. (And this applies to super-hero casting as well) Your petition doesn’t matter.

Why? Because if Zack Snyder is announced as director of Justice League it means he’s under contract. That means he cannot be fired or replaced unless he breaks that contract.

Also, Zack Snyder has an agent. Zack Snyder’s agent reviews his contracts before he signs them. Do you really believe that Zack Snyder’s agent would let him sign a contract where Internet outrage was a firing offense? If he’s a good agent, definitely not.

If you want to protest Zack Snyder’s vision, don’t buy a ticket. That’s the only thing you can do. Because unless he breaks his contract or decides he wants out, we’re stuck with him. To paraphrase Jay Sherman, if you think Zack Snyder’s vision stinks, ” just don’t go” because in the end that is all you can do.

WARNING MAJOR SPOILERS. This is my Batman vs. Superman rant and why it broke my heart. Do not click any further. (more…)

 

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Its the most anticipated number four in comics history, so forgive the hyperbole.

In the right corner, from Topeka, Kansas, the cult that gives cults a bad name. Ladies and gentlemen, the most hated group in America, the Westboro Baptist Church!

To the left, from New York City, accompanied by their mascot, Teddy Mercury, they are the punk rockers cursed to walk the Earth as zombies whenever their music is played. Ladies and Gentlemen, Toe Tag Riot!

Who wins? Who dies? You’ll have to read to find out. Is it any good? Click to find out. (more…)

 

Checkout this awesome interview I did with The Gathering! And check out their books too.

INDIE SPOTLIGHT #6: Wicked Game | GrayHaven Comics.

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Kathleen-May Llamas of Purple Lipstick and a Purple Soul Gem posted a review of Wicked Game, saying ” it starts with a suave reference to the Chris Isaak song, and it ends with a twist on the whole ‘good guy rescues the damsel-in-distress’ archetype”

To read her full review and checkout the rest of her Tumblr click here.

A big thank you to Kathleen-May Llamas for taking the time to review the book.

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Two of my favorite things are heavy metal music and comic books, so whenever I hear that a band writes songs based on a comic (like Iced Earth did with Spawn) or a musician is making comics of their own (like Tom Morello or Claudio Sanchez) I’m curious. The latest collaboration between a band and comic book creator is Matt Miner (Liberator) and Earth Crisis for Liberator/Earth Crisis: Salvation of Innocents. (more…)

Hello readers,

If you typed in sledgehammerproductions.wordpress.com and find yourself redirected to toddmatthy.com, don’t worry. I’m in the process of renaming the page. Same great content. Easier address to remember.

While your here, be sure to “Like” the Facebook page for my upcoming comic book, Wicked Game.

Keep living dangerously my friends.

Y&P at the Movies: The Wolverine | YandP.tv.

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By Todd Matthy

Founded by Steve Niles (30 Days of Night), Brett Gurewitz (Bad Religion, Epitaph Records), and Matt Pizzolo (HALO-8), Black Mask Studios has made publishing transgressive comic books their mission. One such book is Liberator.

 

Created by Matt Miner, a dedicated dog rescuer, and drawn by Javier Sanchez Aranda, Liberator is a hardline, vigilante, adventure about young people taking on dog fighting and animal abuse. So, how is it? Click below to find out.

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