PRAISE FOR THE SHADOW #1!04/18/12 @ 4:40 pm EST
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JACK KIRBY’S 98TH BIRTHDAY!08/28/15 @ 9:33 pm EST
Dynamite Entertainment once again brings a classic pulp hero back to comic shops with this brand new series. I have to admit I have a rather limited exposure to The Shadow as a character beyond the few issues I read of Howard Chaykin’s series years ago at DC Comics. I come into this new series from Garth Ennis and Aaron Campbell wide-eyed and curious to really get to know who The Shadow is and the world that he operates within.
Ennis wastes no time in opening this issue with a clear understanding to what the world has been through leading up to the present day of this series. Times have definitely been gruesome and troubling to say the least, and Ennis shows how The Shadow has placed himself in all of it. The opening narration, or internal monologue, from The Shadow shows the reader what his mindset is like against these evil forces in this world and then drops readers right in the middle of one of The Shadow’s missions.
The pacing of the issue is good and does not over complicate anything, but gives the reader just enough information about these characters to help them move along to the next panel, page, and scene. The more interesting character of this issue is not The Shadow himself, but more his true identity – Lamont Cranston, who is arrogant in a way that makes him partial a jerk but confident in his surroundings. The conversations Cranston has with various characters in this issue as himself are strong and provide an interesting look at his character in contrast to The Shadow.
The art in this issue by Aaron Campbell, Carlos Lopez, and Rob Steen is strong and sets a strong mood and expresses the time period well. The art never falters from the first to the last page remaining strong. Dynamite has a knack of putting great talent on their books and the work of Campbell, Lopez, and Steen prove that.
Readers will not be able to help themselves by getting pulled into this world of The Shadow. Dynamite has taken a number of iconic pulp characters and made them come alive again for an all new audience as well as those of us who have enjoyed them in the past. The Shadow
is a book I will easily recommend to everyone I meet. Story:
4 out of 5 Art:
4 out of 5 Overall:
4 out of 5
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‘X-FILES’ STAR DAVID DUCHOVNY ADDED TO WIZARD WORLD PITTSBURGH ON SEPTEMBER 1208/28/15 @ 3:39 pm EST
Dynamite Entertainment, a leading publisher of comic books and graphic novels, and Paizo, Inc., the premier publisher of tabletop roleplaying and adventure card games, are proud to announce the upcoming November release of Pathfinder: Hollow Mountain
#1, the first chapter in a six-issue comic book miniseries. The series will be written by the collaborative team of game developers Erik Mona (Paizo Publisher and Chief Creative Officer), F. Wesley Schneider (Paizo Editor-in-Chief), and James Sutter (Paizo Senior Editor), and feature artwork by Tom Garcia, recently the illustrator of Patricia Briggs' Mercy Thompson: Hopcross Jilly
. Each issue contains an RPG appendix detailing part of the Hollow Mountain dungeon (with poster map) and a write-up of one of the new characters.Hollow Mountain
draws iconic Pathfinder
heroes Valeros, Seoni, Kyra, Merisiel, and more deep into an ancient fortress built by the runelords, the archvillains of the franchise. Carved in the immense visage of Alaznist, Runelord of Wrath, the Hollow Mountain is home to a honyecomb labyrinth of trap-laden chambers and corridors. The team of Pathfinder agents must explore the ruins in search of a magical artifact from the runelords' day, but they aren't the only adventurers interested in the mountain's secrets. Open combat between the rivals will ensue... but Alaznist has not left her former stronghold unprotected, and fearsome guardians will force some rather uncomfortable alliances.
Co-writer James Sutter says, "Erik, Wesley, and I are really excited to be writing together again; while we got to team up to write Pathfinder: Origins
, each of those issues was its own story, focusing on the characters' pasts. With Hollow Mountain
, we're pushing things forward in a single storyline, and we've been busting out the whiteboards and flow charts to pack in as much action and character development as possible! And since we're some of the folks who built the Pathfinder
setting in the first place, we're really able to dig into the canon and spotlight elements players and readers have been waiting for, from the lost empire of Thassilon and its magical Runelords to the sinister Aspis Consortium. Hollow Mountain is one of the biggest, most legendary dungeons in the setting, so in addition to throwing the heroes into that meat grinder, we're also going to be exploring it in the supplementary material in the back of each issue with new mapped encounters, plus information on the Runelords and stats and backstories for the issue's iconic villains, so players can fight the bad guys themselves!"
"This latest Pathfinder
series has got me excited, not only because we're introducing more badass iconic characters to the comics, but also because the iconics will be battling each other directly," says Dynamite series Editor Rich Young. "It's going to make for some great action and dialogue between the characters. Artist Tom Garcia is also delivering some really sweet, detailed pages... it's going to be a visually impressive book. And the fact that Erik, James, and Wes are back on board writing this series after doing such a great job scripting Origins
means that Hollow Mountain
is going to have some fun surprises, and be as true as possible to the game. No one knowsPathfinder
better than these guys!"Pathfinder: Hollow Mountain #1
will be solicited in Diamond Comic Distributors' September Previews
catalog, the premiere source of merchandise for the comic book specialty market, corresponding to items shipping in November 2015. Comic book fans are encouraged to reserve copies of Hollow Mountain
with their local comic book retailers. Pathfinder: Hollow Mountain
will also be available for individual customer purchase through digital platforms courtesy of Comixology, Dynamite Digital, iVerse, and Dark Horse Digital.
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David DuchovnyHUGH JACKMAN SURPRISES A YOUNG WOLVERINE FAN FOR THE MAKE A WISH FOUNDATION08/28/15 @ 3:33 pm EST
, best known for portraying such iconic characters as “Fox Mulder” on “The X Files” and “Hank Moody” on “Californication,” will make his first-ever Wizard World appearance atWizard World Comic Con Pittsburgh
on Saturday, September 12.
The two-time Golden Globe winner is currently starring in the NBC TV series “Aquarius” and earlier this year, Duchovny released his first novel, Holy Cow
, which landed on The New York Times’ Bestseller List.
Aside from his most recent achievements, Duchovny has appeared in numerous television shows, including “The Larry Sanders Show”, “Twin Peaks,” “Life With Bonnie,” and “Sex and the City,” alongside his illustrious film credits including The X Files Movie, Zoolander, Beethoven, Kalifornia, Full Frontal, The Rapture, Evolution, Return To Me, Julia Has Two Lovers, Chaplin,
and Playing God
Recently it was announced that Duchovny and Gillian Anderson will reprise their "X-Files" roles in a new series due out next year.
Meet him at the David L. Lawrence Convention Center next month!
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‘BORDERLANDS’ VIDEOGAME MOVIE IN WORKS AT LIONSGATE08/28/15 @ 3:28 pm EST
It seems that Hugh Jackman can harness Wolverine’s healing factor more than just the clawed mutant.
Jackman, who’s played Wolverine in every X-Men film, recently raised the spirits a sick Wolverine fan through the Make-A-Wish foundation. The young fan, Dominic, appeared on Australian radio station KIIS 1065 to chat about his Wolverine love. The radio station then called Jackman’s phone so Dominic could speak to the actor, not telling Dominic that Jackman was actually just in the other room. But when Dominic asked Jackman what his favorite Wolverine pose was, Jackman burst into the room and surprised Dominic with his best feral grimace.
Dominic, naturally, was estatic. Jackman then dropped his home-grown Aussie accent and got into character as Wolverine, and kinda-sorta shared his favorite Wolverine line—the infamous “Go ##### yourself” line from X-Men: First Class
. But to make it more age-appropriate,Jackman just subbed in “frolic” for the f-bomb. Now that’s one wish that was granted in full.
You can watch the entire exchange here: https://youtu.be/UQDQkRj-9xo
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SUICIDE SQUAD WRAPS PRODUCTION08/28/15 @ 3:24 pm EST
Lionsgate is developing a tentpole movie based on the videogame “Borderlands,” with producers Avi and Ari Arad.
“Borderlands,” launched in 2009, is a role-playing first-person shooter videogame created and developed by Gearbox Software and published by Take-Two Interactive Software’s 2K label. More than 26 million copies of the game have been shipped worldwide, including 8 million during Take-Two’s 2015 fiscal year, which ended March 31.
The game is set on the frontier of a sci-fi universe — the planet of Pandora — which has been abandoned by a mega-corporation prior to the game events.
Avi Arad and his son Ari Arad have been involved in the creation of the film franchises for Iron Man, Spider Man, The Amazing Spider Man, X-Men, Ghost Rider and Blade.
Lionsgate made a major push last year into videogames when it named Nerdist Industries CEO Peter Levin as president of interactive ventures and games
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‘FEAR THE WALKING DEAD’ PREMIERE POWERS AMC GLOBAL TO RECORD RATINGS08/28/15 @ 3:20 pm EST
Director David Ayer as officially announced that production on Suicide Squad
Based on the DC Comics series conceived by John Ostrander, Suicide Squad
sees DC Comics supervillains accept a secret government mission that will likely result in their deaths.
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THE WALKING DEAD TO SHOW AIRLINE ZOMBIE ATTACK IN STAND-ALONE SPECIAL08/28/15 @ 3:17 pm EST
After shattering all-time cable ratings record with its bow in the U.S. on AMC, “Fear the Walking Dead” has set more records with newly launched AMC Global’s worldwide debut of the zombie drama.
AMC Global was a top 10 network on Sunday in key regional markets across Europe, Latin America, Asia, Africa and the Middle East. The program debuted worldwide simultaneously at 9 p.m. ET/PT with repeats in local time zones during primetime. AMC will launch in the U.K. for the first time later this month.
“Fear the Walking Dead” has already received a 15-episode order for a second season, which will air on AMC Global in 2016.
Looking at the international highlights, “Fear” quadrupled the network’s primetime audience in key Latin America markets and made AMC a top 10 entertainment network throughout the region. In Brazil, where the newly launched network has only 30% distribution, AMC was No. 11 among all entertainment networks, among all cable and satellite platforms and in the key adults 18-49 demographic.
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‘DOCTOR STRANGE’ EYES ‘HANNIBAL’ STAR MADS MIKKELSEN TO PLAY VILLAIN 08/27/15 @ 3:40 pm EST
What if an episode of The Walking Dead was set on a passenger airliner before civilization had fallen?
That’s basically what AMC is planning in a highly unusual — if not totally unprecedented — new special that’s set during the time period of the hit drama’s companion series, Fear the Walking Dead.
Here’s the plan: EW is reporting AMC is producing a half-hour special that will tell a stand-alone story following a group of passengers facing a walker attack on an airline while in flight. One character who survives that encounter will then join the cast of Fear the Walking Dead in season 2. So, yes: Zombies on a Plane.
Previously, AMC has had stand-alone The Walking Dead online web series, but the network never used such content to introduce a new character before they joined the show. The airline attack story will debut online, and will unfold this in chapters that will air during Walking Dead’s on-air telecasts. In other words: You’re watching The Walking Dead, AMC cuts to commercial break, then you get a chapter in the as-yet-untitled stand-alone airline attack drama.
Beyond that, details are scarce. We assume the flight is headed to Los Angeles, since that’s the setting of Fear (L.A. residents, insert your LAX-is-already-run-by-zombies joke here). Our lingering questions: What’s the stand-alone content called? Who is the new character being introduced and who will play them? (Presumably AMC will be reluctant to release that because that would then reveal which passenger survives.) How many pieces of this interstitial will there be, and across how many Walking Dead episodes will it air?
A plane has been used a setting for a zombie outbreak before, most memorably during a sequence in the otherwise lackluster World War Z. There was also a 2007 movie called Flight of the Living Dead (which also carried the subtitle Outbreak on a Plane for those who didn’t find ”Flight of the Living Dead” clear enough). It will be intriguing to see how TWD’s team add new twists into that trapped-group premise. Producers of the special content include Dave Erickson and Fear co-executive prodcuer David Weiner.
The Walking Dead returns Oct. 11. Companion series Fear the Walking Dead recently premiered to a record 13.3 million viewers, including three days of DVR playback, making it the biggest series cable debut ever.
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NEW STAR WARS: THE FORCE AWAKENS TEASER VIDEO RELEASED08/27/15 @ 3:33 pm EST
“Hannibal” star Mads Mikkelsen is in early talks to play one of the villains in Marvel’s “Doctor Strange” opposite Benedict Cumberbatch, Variety
has learned exclusively. While sources say no offer has been delivered, one is expected shortly. Marvel had no comment on Mikkelsen’s involvement.
Tilda Swinton and Chiwetel Ejiofor are on board to co-star. Scott Derrickson is directing the comic book movie from a script by Jon Spaihts. Marvel’s Kevin Feige will produce.
Cumberbatch will play Stephen Vincent Strange, a former neurosurgeon who becomes the next Sorcerer Supreme and primary protector of Earth against magical and mystical threats. Marvel Comics artist Steve Ditko created the character in 1963. Swinton will play Strange’s mentor, The Ancient One, while Ejiofor will appear as Baron Mordo, who also studies magic under The Ancient One in the comic books, before becoming Doctor Strange’s nemesis.
Mikkelsen’s exact role remains under wraps, but sources say he will be another antagonist to Cumberbatch’s titular sorcerer.
“Doctor Strange” will debut on Nov. 4, 2016 with production set to start late this year.
Marvel has been interested in Mikkelsen for some time, at one point courting him for the villainous Malekith in “Thor: The Dark World,” until Mikkelsen won the role of the titular cannibal in NBC’s “Hannibal” and was no longer available. The Malekith role eventually went to Christopher Eccleston.
If accepted, this would be Mikkelsen’s second high-profile role in the wake of “Hannibal’s” cancellation — he’ll also appear in “Star Wars: Rogue One,” which will hit theaters on December 16, 2016. He is repped by UTA and Art Management.
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Lucasfilm has released a new teaser for Star Wars: The Force Awakens
, via Instagram.
The teaser features new footage of Finn (John Boyega) wielding a lightsaber, Rey (Daisy Ridley) with BB-8, and the armies of the First Order.
Check it out here: https://instagram.com/p/65PhxOs_RH/