If you look at my comics list on the site, you’ll see that the Official Handbook of the Marvel Universe and DC Who’s Who are some of my favorites. There’s something about having all of that information in one place. The bad thing about them is they become outdated even before they are published.
You can find entries on popular heroes on Wikipedia, but noting exhaustive. I once had a friend that asked me about setting up and online version of those old books, but we never got around to it. As I started messing with some Wiki software, I thought that would be a great project for it and it looks like someone else did too.
Check out the DC Database Project and the Marvel Database project. Browse all the cool entries or contribute if you have the knowledge. Definitely going into my bookmarks.
What the!!?? I really want to see Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon and I believe all the hype I’ve heard about it. So I was excited to hear that the director of the film had been signed to direct a long in development film of The Hulk. Great, right.
Maybe not, after reading an article at DarkHorizons. Ang Lee says he will likely change the entire script and concept. Will it still be The Hulk, probably not? The problem with film adaptations of comics is that the source is not respected. It is changed too much beyond what needs to be changed.
The reason the X-Men worked so well is because director Bryan Singer respected the source material and changed only what made sense. Only time will tell. Hopefully it will be for the better, but I just don’t know. After the X-Men, everyone is gung-ho (old GI Joe character) to make the next big comic book film.