Django Unchained

April 08, 2013 | 2:23 p.m.

‘Django Unchained’: Preview latest installment in Vertigo miniseries

DC Comics’ Vertigo imprint is continuing its translation of the original screenplay for Quentin Tarantino’s Oscar-winning western onto the paneled page this week with the release of the third issue of its six-part “Django Unchained” series. Hero Complex readers can exclusively check out the early pages from the issue, in addition to getting a look at the cover by Massimo Carnevale and a variant cover by Guillem March. Cover | Variant Cover | Page 1 | Page 2 | Page 3 | Page 4 | Page 6 Reginald Hudlin, the Oscar-nominated “Django Unchained” producer who penned the miniseries, told Hero Complex earlier this year that fealty to the original iteration of Tarantino’s acclaimed screenplay — about freed slave Django teaming with the grandiloquent bounty hunter Dr. King Schultz to search for a trio of ruthless overseers known as the Brittle […]
Feb. 18, 2013 | 9:23 a.m.

‘DJesus Uncrossed’: Most blasphemous skit in ‘SNL’ history?

“DJesus Uncrossed” may have crossed the line, with some calling it the single most offensive skit in “Saturday Night Live” history. The skit spoofs Quentin Tarantino’s “Django Unchained” with a mock trailer for the ultimate historical revenge fantasy starring “Jesus H. Christ” himself. If that’s not enough, the skit arrives during Lent, one of the most solemn periods in the Christian calendar. “Guess who’s back,” Jesus says as he rolls back a giant boulder and emerges into the sunlight in the skit. Photos: Beyonce as Wonder Woman? What follows is two minutes of bloody action as Jesus — clad in a tunic, sandals, a crown of thorns and a cross strapped to his back — uses a sword and guns to plow through his enemies. Says the voice-over: “He’s risen from the dead … and he’s preaching anything but forgiveness.” What […]
Jan. 10, 2013 | 6:00 a.m.

‘Django Unchained’ producer: Comic book offers ‘straight-up hero’

“Django Unchained” has raked in more than $100 million at the box office, but Quentin Tarantino’s blood-soaked revenge drama is finding success in another format too — on the paneled page. This week, DC Comics’ Vertigo imprint announced that the first installment of its planned six-issue adaptation of “Django Unchained” sold out; a second printing is set to land in stores in early February, just before Issue No. 2 hits stands Feb. 13. No. 1 Cover | No. 1 Variant Cover | No. 2 Cover | No. 2 Page 4 | No. 2 Page 13 The success of both the movie and the comic book is welcome news for Reginald Hudlin, the Oscar-nominated “Django Unchained” producer who penned the miniseries. Hudlin was a logical choice for the assignment — the former BET president and “House Party” director wrote the “Black […]
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