Smallville, Transformers, Ghost Rider, Heroes: September 7th Comic Reel Wrap


If you like minor spoilers, you may find some items of interest in this interview with actress Allison Mack, who dishes up the dirt on all things Chloe. Speaking of spoilers, the spoiler page at Kryptonsite claims that a proposed comeback role will be recast.


Ready for a better look at Optimus Prime? Ain't It Cool News has one for you which leaves some fans wondering how they'd transform such an assemblage.


According to composer Christopher Young's web site, the score for the Nicolas Cage vehicle is complete. "With a massive orchestra and choir Christopher Young recorded the score for the upcoming Marvel movie 'Ghost Rider' in June 2006. The score features 2 flutes, 2 oboes, 2 clarinets, 2 bassoon, 8 horns, 3 trumpets, 4 trombones, 1 tuba, 4 percussion, 1 harp, 1 piano, 52 strings and 32 choir voices."


Superhero Hype has some photos from the third episode of the new NBC series. Meanwhile, right here at CBR, we have exclusive information on comic book work based on the show, featuring the work of Jim Lee and Michael Turner.


If you thought Agent John Myers was dreamy, you're out of luck in the sequel, according to quotes from Mike Mignola over at Comics Continuum. "He said in a such freak-show circus we needed a regular guy so that the audience had somebody they can relate to and somebody who could discover this world, the stand-in for us as the audience," Mignola said. "So that was the device. Now that we've gotten into that world, we don't need him. He just didn't fit into the story. We worked on getting him in there. But it would have been the case where he was the young naive guy, can we come back to that guy five years later where he's turned into a bit more of a street-wise agent? For whatever reason, it didn't quite fit. And we did want to bring in other characters from the comic. You can only deal with so many other characters."


Here's where you get in on the action. Did you see a link we didn't catch? Have you snuck into a closed movie set, and have inside data? Maybe your cousin is dating somebody who knows something, and they had to tell you? Whatever it is, we wanna know it all -- fire off an email and let us know whether you want your name used or your contributions to geekdom to go down anonymously. Broadcasting live from Los Angeles, this is novelist/karaoke host/all-around lunatic Hannibal Tabu saying thanks for your time and indulgence, due to Labor Day, comics reviews will run on Friday, and [tagline sent back to development hell until something hipper can be dreamed up].

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