Diane von Furstenberg celebrated the launch of her new Wonder Woman-inspired clothing collection and limited edition comic series "The Adventures of Diva, Viva & Fifa" last night with a release at her secret lair/Washington Street headquarters. But for those of us who couldn't make it we have the comic right here.
Procter & Gamble Co has found a way to reopen the Rochas fashion house thanks to a licensing agreement with Italian manufacturer Gubo.Co SpA to produce ready-to-wear apparel under the Rochas brand. The announcement was just confirmed by WWD who says the first collection will be shown in March 2009. Olivier Theyskens, Rochas' former designer is currently at Nina Ricci.
We always thought Diane Von Furstenberg was more of a Marvel Comics girl than a D.C Comics girl but now we may have to reconsider. With “Be the Wonder Woman You Can Be, Featuring the Adventures of Diva, Viva & Fifa, one of the stories revolves around who Diva finds herself in a downtown bar to celebrate a male colleague’s successful leveraged buyout and his pending promotion. It turns out, however, that Diva was the brains behind the project. You go Girl! However, D.C has traditionally been the more fantastical of the two comic book houses as Marvel sets its universe in present America. And we all know successful leveraged buyouts are a thing of the past. Guess its a good thing DVF went with D.C Comics.
Frette is feeling a little worried about its image announcing that it has a new line of more affordable yoga and loungewear to go with its $1,500 sheets.
Roberto Crivello and Savania Davies-Keiller’s new 2,500-square-foot DDCLab flagship at 7 Mercer Street in SoHo highlights the designers’ use of high-tech fabrics and performance design
The show is just the latest to spawn a comic that continues (or, in some cases, prefaces) the adventures of its characters off the TV screen. Buffy the Vampire Slayer is still going strong in comic form, Heroes has its own comic complement, and Supernatural got a paper prequel.
Have you ever checked out these series, or any others, in comic form?
This summer we've got Batman, Iron Man and The Incredible Hulk coming to theaters near us. There's a Wolverine film in the works, the Watchmen movie, a Justice League of America flick and a Green Hornet adaptation. There have been murmurings about another Superman movie, Spider-Man 4 and a Green Lantern project, among heaps of others.
Just recently we got news of an adaptation of the Harbinger comic, about a team of teenage outcasts with superpowers which will be directed by Brett Ratner (whether or not Brett Ratner should be allowed to make more movies is another poll altogether).
Is enough enough when it comes to comic book adaptations? Or are comics an endless well of classic stories?
In case the thick glasses and serious fear of bears weren't enough to convince you that Stephen Colbert is a geek, here's more proof: Stephen Colbert's Tek Jansen, a comic book series based on the fake newsman's sci fi hero, is about to hit the shelves.
Entertainment Weekly has a great sneak peek of the series, including seven pages from its first issue, which includes a story hilariously titled "Horn Like Me." The central character, of course, is Tek Jansen, star of Colbert's (self-published, undistributed) novel, Stephen Colbert's Alpha Squad 7: Lady Nocturne: A Tek Jansen Adventure as well as occasional animated spots on "The Colbert Report." Conveniently, even when rendered in comic form, the hero happens to look curiously like Colbert himself. (Jansen is also somewhat of a Casanova of the sci-fi world, wooing a series of girlfriends and, apparently, even ending up naked for a few pages in the first issue.)
The main story in the five-issue series follows a war Tek sets off when he refuses an offer to make the world a better place. Something tells me he'll end up the revered ruler of all the galaxies, but until we know for sure, you can check out all of "Horn Like Me" and read an interview with one of the series writers at EW.com. Or, to watch the first animated Tek Jansen spot, read more