DYNAMITES NEW LONE RANGER GETS COVERED IN THE WEEKS BEST OF LISTS!01/09/12 @ 3:26 pm EST
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MARVEL UNLIMITED NAMED BEST ENTERTAINMENT MOBILE SITE & APP FOR THE 20TH ANNUAL WEBBY AWARDS05/03/16 @ 9:11 pm EST
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KEVIN SMITH RETURNING TO DIRECT SEASON 3 EPISODE OF "THE FLASH"05/03/16 @ 9:07 pm EST
Marvel is proud to announce that Marvel Unlimited, Marvel’s digital comics subscription service that provides subscribers with access to over 17,000 digital Marvel comics, has been named the Best Entertainment Mobile Site & App in the 20th Annual Webby Awards
. Hailed as the “Internet’s highest honor” by The New York Times
, The Webby Awards, presented by the International Academy of Digital Arts and Sciences (IADAS), is the leading international award honoring excellence on the Internet. IADAS, which nominates and selects The Webby Award Winners, is comprised ofdigital industry experts, including Tumblr founder, David Karp, Executive Creative Director at Refinery29, Piera Gelardi, Musicians Questlove & Grimes, Head of Fashion Partnerships at Instagram, Eva Chen, Twitter co-founder, Biz Stone, Jimmy Kimmel, and and creator of the .gif file format, Steve Wilhite.
Marvel Unlimited subscribers have access to over 17,000 digital Marvel comics – including some of the most action-packed moments from Marvel Comics’ 75 years of publishing history featuring The Avengers
, Guardians of the Galaxy
, Doctor Strange
, and many more! Marvel Unlimited is accessible through the web and through the Marvel Unlimited app on iPhone®, iPad® and Android™ devices.
“Marvel Unlimited has set the standard for innovation and creativity on the Internet,” said David-Michel Davies, Executive Director of The Webby Awards
. “This award is a testament to the skill, ingenuity, and vision of its creators.”
“We are proud to see the Marvel Unlimited app honored with a Webby,” said Kristin Vincent, VP of Digital Products at Marvel
. “We work tirelessly to listen to fans and keep improving the service. We see people who have been reading in the app for years and have just started to touch the sides of the ever-growing 17,000 comics archive. We’re always adding new reading lists to help people discover new corners of the Marvel Universe and will continue to push the boundaries of experiencing comics in new ways digitally.”
Marvel Unlimited will be honored at the star-studded Webby Awards ceremony on Monday May 16, 2016
at Cipriani Wall Street in New York City, where winners will have an opportunity to deliver one of The Webby Awards’ famous 5-Word Speeches. Notable 5-Word Speeches include: Steve Wilhites
“It’s Pronounced “Jif” not ‘Gif’; Bjork
’s “A.E.I.O.U”; and Kevin Spacey & Dana Brunetti
for “House of Cards
,” “The Oscars should do this.” Fans can watch the show highlights on The Webby Awards YouTube channel.
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MARK MILLAR, JOE ROTH PARTNER FOR 'EMPRESS' FILM ADAPTATION 05/03/16 @ 9:03 pm EST
Warner Bros. has now confirmed that Kevin Smith is indeed returning to "The Flash" set this August to direct an episode for the upcoming Season 3.
According to ComicBook.com, Smith's likely to direct an episode in the first half of Season 3, considering the show's return to production in July.
Smith's first directorial effort for the series, Season 2's "The Runaway Dinosaur," airs next week. According to actor Carlos Valdes (Cisco), who shares his opinion with other cast and crew members, Smith was a delight to work with: "He killed it, knocked it out of the park, man. He was so giving as a director, so trusting. He essentially allowed so many of the people working on the show to have the freedom to tell this story the way that they knew how."
"The Flash" airs Tuesdays at 8/7c on The CW.
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'BLUES BROTHERS' PRIMETIME ANIMATED SERIES IN THE WORKS05/03/16 @ 9:00 pm EST
On the heels of selling the movie rights to two of his comics last week, author Mark Millar has jumped back into the crystalline waters of Hollywood once again.
Millar has partnered with producers Joe Roth and Jeff Kirschenbaum to bring the comic author’s latest work, Empress
, to the big screen.
F. Scott Frazier, who wrote the script for xXx: The Return of Xander Cage,
the Vin Diesel action vehicle currently in production, has been tapped to pen the script for Empress
The comic, co-created and drawn by Stuart Immonen, centers on the wife of a galactic dictator (a la Ming the Merciless from Flash Gordon
) who makes the decision to leave her evil husband and take her three kids with her. With the aid of a bodyguard, she escapes with her brood — Aine, her 15-year-old daughter who wants to be with her father; Adam, her gentle soul of a 10-year-old son who she knows would not survive the trials ahead to be an elite ruler; and Puck, her 18-month-old — to her home world. But the dictator husband, with armies at his disposal, isn’t going to let her go without a fight.
The first issue, published by Marvel’s creator-owned Icon imprint, was a sell-out when it debuted in April. Issue #2 drops tomorrow.
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DISNEY SWINGING AS 'THE JUNGLE BOOK' BEATS $700M GLOBAL05/03/16 @ 8:57 pm EST
The Blues Brothers are getting ready to make a comeback.
A primetime animated comedy series based on the belovedSaturday Night Live
sketch is in the works, The Hollywood Reporter
Dating back to 1976, the Blues Brothers originated as a musical sketch on Saturday Night Live
starring then-cast members Dan Aykroyd and John Belushi. The duo went onto release their first full-length album as the fictional band in 1978 and then The Blues Brothers
film came out two years later. Following the death of Belushi in 1982, the group has welcomed a rotating slew of guest musicians for continued performances, most notably a 1988 world tour. John Goodman starred opposite Aykroyd for a 1998 film titled Blues Brothers 2000.
Most recently, a musical adaptation called The Blues Brothers Revival
premiered in Chicago in 2004.
The series will follow Jake and Elwood Blues, along with the characters within their master blues band, as the boys take their act on the road and back to their native Chicago.
Each episode will feature a score and soundtrack curated with the soul, blues and R&B classics and hits performed by the Blues Brothers, as well as new performances made specifically for the show. There will also be special guest appearances from aspiring talent, treasured Blues legends and modern-day superstars.
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'CAPTAIN AMERICA: CIVIL WAR' SETS FANDANGO RECORD FOR ADVANCE TICKET SALES05/03/16 @ 8:54 pm EST
Disney’s big swings at the global box office continue with The Jungle Book
passing $700M worldwide on Monday. At the same time, Captain America: Civil War
continued its offshore campaign yesterday with $24M on what was a holiday for many markets, bringing its cume to $224.3M ahead of the domestic, Chinese and Russian bows. It had already grossed a Captain fantastic $200.4M out of the gate in its overseas debut this weekend.
Along with Zootopia
, Disney is proving it’s not a small world after all when it comes to box office this year. The company already passed $1B international on March 25; the fastest it has ever reached the threshold — and more milestones are in the offing.
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BEBOP AND ROCKSTEADY HIGH-TAIL IT INTO NEW "TEENAGE MUTANT NINJA TURTLES" TRAILER05/03/16 @ 8:49 pm EST
Disney-Marvel’s “Captain America: Civil War” has generated a record in advance ticket sales for a superhero movie in online ticketer Fandango.
“Civil War” comprised 90% of Fandango’s weekend ticket sales, surpassing “Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice,” “Avengers: Age of Ultron” and “The Avengers.”
“With an ‘Avengers’-sized ensemble cast, stellar advance reviews, the introduction of a new Spider-Man and new characters like Black Panther, the widespread anticipation for Thursday night’s debut of ‘Captain America: Civil War’ is massive,” says Fandango Managing Editor Erik Davis.
The tentpole will open Friday in the U.S. with forecasts of a launch in the $200 million range. The superhero tale topped $200 million in its opening weekend in 63 international markets last weekend.
The film promises a duel between Chris Evans’ Captain America and Robert Downey Jr.’s Iron Man.
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CELEBRATE CAPTAIN AMERICA’S 75TH WITH A YEAR OF JIM STERANKO VARIANTS05/03/16 @ 8:45 pm EST
Turtles fans see a new side of classic villains Bebop and Rocksteady in the new trailer for"Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Out of the Shadows."
Seriously, they sprout tails.
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WHO WILL OLIVER MEET IN HUB CITY, THAT IS THE QUESTION05/03/16 @ 10:06 am EST
When it comes to names of creators who boldly mastered the patriotic majesty of Captain America, Jim Steranko is a name that will always rise to the top!
A graphic artist viewed as the most pioneering comic book creator of our time, and one of the most influential artists in the history of the comics, Marvel is proud to announce the return of Jim Steranko as he brings his narrative innovations back to a series of variant covers devoted to Captain America through the years.
“Five decades ago, Steranko threw pop art, surrealism and graphic design into a blender, and forever changed the way we tell comic book stories,” says Marvel EiC, Axel Alonso. “He was way ahead of his time back then, and he's every bit as relevant now."
“Jim Steranko is one of the grand masters of comic book graphics, and Captain America remains his favorite character, so it’s a true pleasure to have him contribute a series of new never-before-seen images to help celebrate Cap’s 75th anniversary,” says Marvel Senior Vice President and Executive Editor, Tom Brevoort.
Continuing through 2016 and into 2017, Marvel will be presenting monthly Jim Steranko Variant covers assigned with some of the most popular Marvel Comics:
· AVENGERS STANDOFF: ASSAULT ON PLEASANT HILL OMEGA #1
· STEVE ROGERS: CAPTAIN AMERICA #1
· CIVIL WAR II #2
· UNCANNY AVENGERS #11
· BLACK PANTHER #5
· SAM WILSON: CAPTAIN AMERICA #13
· CIVIL WAR II #7
Captain America’s 75th Anniversary is now and there is no better way to commemorate this celebration than by inviting the master of Marvel visual adventure and intrigue, Jim Steranko, back for this epic collection of variant covers. Be sure to look for additional variants to continue with Marvel’s biggest titles into 2017 as Jim Steranko continues his tradition of presenting some of the most outstanding and visually adventurous Marvel pieces only a true master can deliver.
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WARSHIP JOLLY ROGERS SETS SAIL IN JULY05/03/16 @ 10:02 am EST
In the latest video from DC
about their TV series, Hector Navarro
lets it be known that in the next episode of Arrow
, Oliver Queen
decides he needs guidance on how to killDamien Darhk
and goes to a friend of John Constantine
who lives in Hub City
. The most famous resident of Hub City would be The Question
, a character that seems just perfect for the Arrow
series. There has been no other leaks about the character appearing so it’s possible the reference in the video is a red herring and we’ll meet a different DC Universe character, but it would be awesome to see the character brought into the world.
If they do bring in the question, it would seem like it would have to be Vic Sage
rather than Renee Montoya
since she’s already part of the Gotham series though she hasn’t been seen this season. And it’s the Sage version that is tied to Hub City.Arrow
airs Wednesday at 8 PM on the CW
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We’ve got a six-page preview for Magnetic Press’
new graphic novel Warship Jolly Rogers Book One: No Turning Back
. Created and illustrated by Miquel Montllo
and written by Sylvain Runberg
will be hitting shops this July.Set in a gritty, star-spanning future, where mankind has colonized planets throughout the galaxy, former Confederation Commander Jon T. Munro was serving a life sentence for a war crime he was forced to commit. When a prison break runs amok, however, he seizes the opportunity to escape with a ragtag team of cons to form a small crew of pirates with one goal in mind: vengeful justice. And the first step in their plan is to steal the battle cruiser he once commanded, a state-of-the-art warship they call “The Jolly Roger”.Book One: No Turning Back
contains the first two chapters of the story.