Daredevil, Vol. 3 and 4 For years, Matt Murdock’s life was mired in despair. Through hundreds of comic books, writers and artists consistently put Daredevil and those closest to him through the wringer – it was less of a trend, and more of a constant status quo, that for Daredevil, bleakness was just another word for destiny. But in 2011, something strange happened – Matt Murdock started to smile again. This change came with the arrival of writer Mark Waid, who, along with a cadre of talented artists, was tasked with bringing Daredevil back to shelves after his lowest point, both personally and creatively. What followed was four years of fun, emotional and genuinely thrilling comics that completely revitalized a character simply by turning him toward the light. Mark Waid, Paolo Rivera, Marcos Martin, Khoi Pham, Kano, Marco Checchetto, Michael and Laura Allred, and Chris Samnee – the artist that became synonymous with Matt Murdock throughout this run – took Daredevil back to … [Read more...] about Best Shots Review: Mark Waid’s Daredevil with Paolo Rivera, Marcos Martin, Chris Samnee, and others
The pint-sized pink puffball Kirby is jumping from video games to manga - and making his English-language comics debut - with the appropriately titled Kirby: Manga Mania . "Kirby joins iconic arch-frenemy King Dedede and other characters Dark Matter, Jukid, Gooey, Chef Kawasaki, and more to venture out into the picturesque world of Dream Land," reads Viz's description of Kirby: Manga Mania. "Get stuck in a haunted hotel with Kirby, save King Dedede from a toy transformation, or get a glimpse of Dream Land in the 22nd century—just take a deep breath and hop in!" Kirby: Manga Mania is a collection of the best manga stories of the character, which have until now never been officially been available in English. "This is my first best-of collection. I selected the funniest stories out of the Kirby manga series' 25-volume run," says writer/artist Hirokazu Hikawa in the announcement. "I also drew the series' first brand-new chapter in 11 years, as well as some bonus … [Read more...] about Kirby (not that one) returns to comics with Manga Mania
Nintendo's board of directors is getting another member, as the Mario company has announced the nomination of Chris Meledandri--the founder and CEO of animation movie studio Illumination--as an outside director to Nintendo . It's expected that Meledandri will be voted in during the 81st Annual General Meeting of Shareholders in June. Nintendo said that Meledandri "has extensive experience as a film producer. We would like to nominate him as a new Outside Director with the expectation that he will appropriately supervise our companyʼs management from an objective perspective, while providing valuable advice to our organization, based on his broad experience and insight gained as a leader in the field of entertainment." The Mario company pointed out that Nintendo's current group of Outside Directors are are made up of lawyers and accountants, and they contribute to Nintendo's Audit and Supervisory Committee. However, Meledandri won't serve on the Audit and Supervisory Committee, … [Read more...] about Nintendo Hires Minions Movie Producer As An Outside Director
Wow! Just... wow! What a week for video game news it's been. The Epic versus Apple trial kicked off this week and it turned out to be the headline generator we'd hoped for. In this week's show, which you can check out in the video below, Eurogamer news editor Tom Phillips, reporter Emma Kent and me deliver an Epic vs Apple emails special, digging into the detail behind this unprecedented peek behind the video game industry curtain. The trial got off to a chaotic start as Fortnite fans flooded the public call-in number - which the authorities inexplicably failed to mute. The news flooded in soon after, with revelations around Sony's cross-play policy , Epic's Fortnite development and Microsoft's financials all emerging over the coming days. We even know how much Epic paid to secure Gearbox's Borderlands 3 as a six-month PC exlcusive to the Epic Games Store. Spoilers: it was a lot . Amid all that we have frankly hilarious emails between Epic boss Tim Sweeney and various … [Read more...] about Epic vs Apple emails special – it’s the Eurogamer News Cast!