FLASH GORDON: ZEITGEIST #1 01/16/12 @ 2:25 pm EST
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MARK WAID DISCUSSES JUSTICE INC: THE AVENGER08/04/15 @ 4:55 pm EST
From the blog of Eric Trautmann:
I was recently asked to provide a "commentary track" for Flash Gordon: Zeitgeist
#1, which is now available in its entirety on Comic Book Resources.
Basically, it's just some annotations—where I got some of the ideas, why I made some of the choices I made, and so on.
It is also a great way to check it out, if you've been on the fence. Here's the link
; and if you are enjoying the series, please pass on the link as far and wide as possible.
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THE CW’S ‘LEGENDS OF TOMORROW’ CASTS CASPER CRUMP AS DC VILLAIN VANDAL SAVAGE08/04/15 @ 4:35 pm EST
Byron Brewer talked toMark Waid aboutJUSTICE INC: THE AVENGER forDynamite comics.BYRON BREWER: Mark, from the beginning you have been very interested in or creating the Avenger’s past. What is it about this character that fascinates you and other writes so much among all the pulps?MARK WAID:
I think it’s that “obscure band that I found” syndrome--that the Avenger is a cool character who’s not nearly as well known as his brethren the Shadow and Doc Savage and the Spider. That makes him feel special to me.BB: Speaking of past, we meet another character – and an instrumental one – in October’s issue #5. Can you give us just a taste of who this is and what the individual meant to Richard Benson? MW:
He’s a film star from the early days of the silver screen who taught Benson the art of disguise. He’s my favorite new character in forever -- a mentor who also becomes a student.BB: Will we be seeing any additions to Justice Inc. in coming issues?MW:
This is it for a bit -- I’d rather concentrate on developing the existing cast.BB: Any guest appearances in the wings from perhaps Doc Savage or the Shadow?MW:
I should call you and we should talk. It’s long been my dream to do an Avenger/Doc Savage crossover where the two heroes swap supporting characters. I’d love to someday write a story featuring the Avenger plus the Fabulous Five, and Doc plus Justice Inc. Dibs!BB: Ha! Already got it copyrighted, my friend! … Now Mark, what would you say is artist Ronilson Freire’s greatest strength on this book?MW:
The character work. The acting. His characters move, and that propels the story.BB: Finally, what is up with the addition of co-writer Christopher Sequeira?MW:
Chris is a terrific Aussie author whom I’ve known for years and years, and we’ve been trying to find something to collaborate on for a while. Turns out the Avenger is one of his favorite characters, too -- so we’re having a blast riffing away!Make sure to check out JUSTICE INC: THE AVENGER from Dynamite!
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JAMES GUNN REVEALS SMALL PART OF GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY VOL. 2 SCRIPT08/04/15 @ 4:28 pm EST
“DC’s Legends of Tomorrow” has found its Vandal Savage in Danish actor Casper Crump, who will make his debut as the iconic comicbook villain in crossover episodes of “Arrow” and “The Flash” before continuing the recurring role on the CW’s super-powered spinoff at midseason.
Vandal Savage is immortal, having spent the past 6,000 years moving like a virulent disease through history, whispering in the ears of despots and dictators, all leading to his eventual domination of the world.He joins newly announced cast member Falk Hentschel, who will play Carter Hall/Hawkman in the spinoff series, along with previously confirmed stars Brandon Routh (Ray Palmer/The Atom), Caity Lotz (Sara Lance/White Canary), Victor Garber (Dr. Martin Stein/Firestorm), Wentworth Miller (Leonard Snart/Captain Cold), Dominic Purcell (Mick Rory/Heat Wave), Ciara Renée (Hawkgirl/Kendra Saunders), Franz Drameh (Jay Jackson) and Arthur Darvill (Rip Hunter).
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COULD KRAVEN THE HUNTER BE THE VILLAIN IN 'SPIDER-MAN' STANDALONE FILM?08/04/15 @ 4:24 pm EST
Well, Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2
will apparently include Kraglin.
That's about all we know, but it comes from a Snapchat Gunn hosted earlier today when he gave fans a small glimpse -- a very, very small glimpse -- of the script.
You can check it out below.
Gunn, who directed 2014’s Guardians of the Galaxy
, will return to write and direct Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2
. It is scheduled to hit theaters on May 5, 2017.
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ABC'S 'MUPPETS' WILL FEATURE MUSIC, BUT NOT POLITICS08/04/15 @ 4:15 pm EST
writers John Francis Daly and Johnathan Goldstein officially hired to write the next Spider-Man
standalone film for Marvel and Sony, development on the project is currently underway.
So who might the bad guy be in the film?
Well, sources within Sony have told Heroic Hollywood
to something VERY interesting.
Last week, Karen Moy, the Vice President of Creative Affairs over at Sony (Ms. Moy has run the story department at Sony for almost twenty years) purchased a copy of Kraven's Last Hunt
trade paperback on Amazon.
This can't be a coincidence. Why would the head of the story department buy a trade paperback about one of Spider-Man's greatest foes for anything OTHER than research purposes?
It's safe to say, cncludes HH
, that Sony is looking into the possibility of Kraven as their bad guy.
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EVIL DEAD’S FEDE ALVAREZ TO DIRECT ED BRUBAKER AND SEAN PHILLIP’S INCOGNITO FROM SONY?08/04/15 @ 11:50 am EST
ABC's highly anticipated The Muppets
reboot met the press Tuesday at the Television Critics Association's summer press tour, delivering a humorous, charming and insightful session.
The panel, which featured banter between Kermit and Miss Piggy, offered a look at how the series would be structured as well as the production "magic trick" to create the new series. Producers indicated that ABC's new Muppets
would both pay homage to the original Muppet Show
as well as cater to a brand-new audience.
From executive producers Bill Prady
(The Big Bang Theory
), Bob Kushell
(3rd Rock From the Sun
), Randall Einhorn
) and Bill Barretta
(Swedish Chef, Pepe the King Prawn, Rowlf the Dog), the comedy was picked up to series based only on a 10-minute presentation. The series, which brings Prady back to his Muppets
roots where he started his career with Henson, features the return of Muppets performers including Barretta, Dave Goelz
(Dr. Bunsen Honeydew, Gonzo and Waldorf), Steve Whitmire
(Beaker, Kermit, Rizzo and Statler) and Eric Jacobson
(Animal, Fozzie Bear, Miss Piggy and Sam Eagle). ABC previewed the series at Comic-Con, where it received a rare standing ovation.
ABC's new Muppets
is a docu-style comedy that finds Kermit and company reuniting to stage a late-night talk show — Up Late With Miss Piggy
— that in ABC's meta world, airs behind Jimmy Kimmel
. The series is described as a more adult Muppets, which will explore their personal and professional lives while still including celebrity cameos. Kermit is Piggy's executive producer; Gonzo is her head writer, along with Pepe and Rizzo. Scooter is the talent coordinator. Fozzie is Piggy's on-air sidekick; Bobo is the stage manager and Sam Eagle is the head of broadcast standards for the network; while the Swedish Chef is also in charge of craft services and Rowlf owns a tavern across the street from the studio where he plays piano.
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CONAN TO GO TV-MA TO PREMIERE DEADPOOL TRAILER08/04/15 @ 11:45 am EST
Bleeding Cool is reportuing that last night it got the nod that Fede Alvarez
, the director of the recent Evil Dead
remake, will be directing the adaptation of Ed Brubaker
and Sean Phillips
‘ mature readers superfiction comic book Incognito
for Sony Pictures.
The comic, about a “science villain” turned supergrass, and being kept safe by a witness protection program working as a depowered mailman, who finds that taking drugs can restore his powers, was published first by Marvel Comics and is now collected and kept in print by Image Comics.
Brubaker and Phillips declined comment when approached by BC.
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AMC LAUNCHES IN THE UK WITH FEAR THE WALKING DEAD08/04/15 @ 11:42 am EST
Tonight on TBS, Conan O’Brien will be debuting the Deadpool trailer… and since we know that it’s not a PG-13 trailer, the talk show will be TV-MA for the evening. So you can get your first good look at the Deadpool trailer (unless you were at SDCC) at 11 PM EST / 8 PM PST.
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Fear The Walking DeadPINNACLE ANNOUNCES THREE COMIC BOOK RPG ADAPTATIONS08/04/15 @ 11:34 am EST
launches on Aug. 23rd on AMC in the USA.
It will also air on AMC in the UK on August 31st, as they are launching a TV channel on the BT TV Broadband network on August 28th, exclusively to BT customers.
Which is a bit of a bummer if you haven’t got BT.
It is joined by the drama Rectify on September 1st.
They will probably have some other shows as well. And movies of course.
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FIERY HUMAN TORCH DRONE FLIES AROUND NEW YORK08/03/15 @ 9:30 pm EST
At Gen Con, Pinnacle Entertainment Group announced three licensed comic properties will be adapted intoSavage Worlds roleplaying games: The Goon, Flash Gordon, and Fear Agent. Pinnacle announced a Savage Worlds adaptation of Cullen Bunn’s The Sixth Gun earlier this spring.
Eric Powell’s The Goon is a multiple Eisner Award-winning series published by Dark Horse Comics. The hard-boiled story mixes dark humor and violence as the titular character battles supernatural pulp monsters including ghouls, mutants, mad scientists, robots, mob leaders, giant squid, and vampires.
Fear Agent is a Dark Horse Comics series by Rick Remender (Uncanny Avengers, The End League, Venom) with art by Tony Moore (The Walking Dead, The Exterminators, The Punisher), and Jerome Opena (Star Wars Tales, Wolverine, Deadpool). The sci-fi story follows Heath Huston, a cynical, alcoholic Texan who joins the space battle against the aliens who destroyed Earth.
Alex Raymond’s Flash Gordon space opera comic strip was first published in 1934, and the property has been adapted into movies, TV shows, animated series, and novels. Dynamite Comics has been producing new comics based on classic King Features, including Flash Gordon. Pinnacle’s announcement contained no specific information about the project.
At Gen Con, Pinnacle also told ICv2 that it would be Kickstarting a new edition ofRippers, its first Savage Worlds setting, which has been out of print for 10 years, in September. The new edition will move the Victorian steampunk timeline forward so that fans of the original setting will experience a completely new setting. Like all Pinnacle Kickstarters, retailers who participate in the company’s Savage Retailers program will be eligible to receive their books ahead of general release.
The company also plans a new edition of the Deadlands core rules for next year as part of the game’s 20th Anniversary, as well as a new plot point campaign.
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Twentieth Century Fox partnered with viral marketing company Thinkmodo for a publicity stunt that sent an fiery drone resembling the human torch into the skies over Nassau County’s Fire Service Academy in New York.
The video: https://youtu.be/o3usKUcFVeY
"We understood that it was risky, but we had complete faith in the team we worked with and the local firefighters at the facility who made it their priority to keep everyone and everything safe," said Thinkmodo co-founder Michael Krivicka. "We selected the safest location, a fire training facility, which is designed for the purpose of burning and extinguishing things."
The stunt is meant to promote the opening of Fantastic Four