It’s been a little while since Quentin Tarantino’s Django Unchained landed a pair of Oscars for Best Original Screenplay and Best Supporting Actor (for Christoph Waltz’s sublime performance as Dr. Schultz), and we still have another week until the movie hits Blu-Ray and DVD. And you know what we’ve realized?
We’ve really missed Django, Schultz and Broomhilda, and their mission of rescue and revenge. It’s been a while since the last time we spent some time with these characters. So fortunately for all of us, the third issue of Vertigo’s adaptation of the acclaimed film is out this week. In case you missed the first two chapters, you should know that the comic book is based on the first draft of Tarantino’s script, and as such, differs from the final film in some intriguing ways. It’s also adapted by Reginald Hudlin, who along with being a pretty darn amazing comic book writer, also served as a producer on the film. The result is a comic book adaptation that stays true to the property while also offering you something new. If you’re a fan of the film, of Quentin Tarantino, or of the film development process in general, you’re not going want to miss out on this one.
Of course, if you’re here for the super heroes, we have you well covered there as well. By now, you’ve likely seen the shocking gatefold cover of BATMAN AND RED ROBIN #19. Admit it, which of you thought you’d be seeing Carrie Kelley pop up in a DC comic book this year? We certainly didn’t, and you know what? We’ve missed her as well. We’ve also missed the Spectre, so it’s nice to know he’ll be turning up in the pages of Constantine. It’s also been a little while since we’ve seen the Unknown Soldier, so we’re looking forward to seeing how he ignites the powder keg that is Suicide Squad. And it’s been a REALLY long while since we’ve said hi to Majestic, and after seeing the full cover to TEAM 7 #7…well, the only thing we can really say is, “HELLLLO, Majestic!” Yes, it’s a week for getting caught up with some old friends in the pages of some fresh new comics.
Here are the DC Comics previews that hit the web this past week…
THE NEW YORK POST ran an exclusive preview of BATMAN AND RED ROBIN #19 and interviewed writer Peter Tomasi.
USA TODAY ran an exclusive preview of BATGIRL #19 and interviewed writer Gail Simone.
MTV GEEK ran an exclusive preview of BATMAN #19.
AIN’T IT COOL NEWS ran an exclusive preview of CONSTANTINE #2.
THE LOS ANGELES TIMES’ HERO COMPLEX ran an exclusive preview of DJANGO UNCHAINED #3.
IGN ran an exclusive preview of THRESHOLD #4.
CRAVE ONLINE ran an exclusive preview of DEMON KNIGHTS #19.
CBS’ MAN CAVE ran an exclusive preview of BATMAN: ARKHAM UNHINGED #13.
COMIC BOOK RESOURCES ran an exclusive preview of SUICIDE SQUAD #19.
NEWSARAMA ran an exclusive preview of GREEN LANTERN CORPS #19.
GAMMA SQUAD ran an exclusive preview of SUPERBOY #19.
COMIC VINE ran an exclusive preview of DEATHSTROKE #19.