|STASH MY COMICS REVIEWS THE SHADOW!05/01/12 @ 11:08 am EST
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A LEGENDARY AVENGER RETURNS IN BLACK KNIGHT #107/31/15 @ 5:20 pm EST
My Comics has some good things to say about the debut of The Shadow:
“When you hear the word “pulp” what is the first thing that comes to mind? Maybe it’s the movie that made the word famous again, “Pulp Fiction”. You might think of something to do with trees or even orange juice. Well, you should be thinking about Dynamite Entertainment’s The Shadow
“This character debuted around 1930 first in serialized pulp magazines and then in radio programs. A lot of people don’t realize that this is one of the most famous pulp characters of the 20th century. Besides print and radio, The Shadow has spawned 5 movies in total with the most recent being released in 1994 starring Alec Baldwin
. The comic property has been passed down over the years with DC Comics
doing a couple of runs in the late 70′s to 80′s and then Dark Horse
buying out the rights to do their own series in the mid 90′s. Fast forward to 2011 and Dynamite Entertainment announced that they had in fact licensed The Shadow from Conde Nast. As most of you know Dynamite has done a superb job bringing a lot of these pulp properties back to life in new and interesting ways. The Shadow #1 written by Garth Ennis
and drawn by Aaron Campbell
is a fine example of an older property made new again.
“The story takes place in New York City sometime in the 1940′s. Our hero, clad in a black trench coat, red scarf, and fedora is going to make a stand against evil. In this case the evil is Nazi sympathizing Japanese Soldiers who are looking to board a ship against the will of the people who are on it. We don’t know exactly what is on it, but we know that The Shadow makes quick work of a number of Japanese soldiers very quickly with his dueling pistols. The action is fast paced and the Shadow is quick to let his guns do the talking. Garth Ennis does a great job sticking with the times in terms of dialogue. The heroic phrases used by the Shadow, brings us back to a more simple time in comics when the division between good guys and bad guys was more black and white than today’s shades of gray.
“What would come off as a bit campy in a modern day setting works very well in this particular setting of the 1940′s where…”
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WWE'S STARDUST STEALS STEPHEN AMELL'S ARROW LINE07/31/15 @ 4:54 pm EST
Their legend echoes through history. Ancient warriors and wielders of the legendary Ebony Blade. Champions of their own destiny. But what do you do when it’s your destiny…to be damned? Find out this November as the creative team of Frank Tieri (Wolverine
) and Luca Pizzari (Red Skull)
bring you BLACK KNIGHT #1
– a brand-new ongoing series launching as part of All-New, All-Different Marvel!
Forged by ancient magic, long has the Ebony Blade granted its user the powers of the Black Knight, passed down through the centuries. But all power comes with a price, as each and every Black Knight has met an untimely end – a victim of the blade’s curse. Will Dane Whitman’s fate be the same? The long-time Avenger’s addiction to the blade grows stronger and stronger every day. Will he succumb to its power and suffer the same end?
A lost man himself, Dane now finds himself in Weirdworld, the place where all lost things go. What are the circumstances that brought him to this strange place, so far from the world he called home? And what could he possibly have done that would cause the Uncanny Avengers
to mobilize against him, a man they called friend?
See the Marvel Universe from a whole new angle this November as Tieri and Pizzari take Dane Whitman to the depths of Weirdworld and beyond in BLACK KNIGHT #1
BLACK KNIGHT #1
Written by FRANK TIERI
Art by LUCA PIZZARI
Cover by JULIAN TOTINO TEDESCOVariant Cover by ERIC POWELLOn Sale in November!
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'ARROW’ TAPS ‘FALLING SKIES’ ALUM AS NEW FOE FOR OLIVER QUEEN07/31/15 @ 4:42 pm EST
On Thursday, Stardust tweeted, "It's just a matter of hours before I utter FIVE words that will SPICE up the summer." Later during a WWE SmackDown match Stardust spiced things up by taunting his opponent with: "You have failed this city!"
Hey, that's the catchphrase Stephen Amell's Arrow/Oliver Queen uses on his superhero television series! The thievery did not go unnoticed by Amell, who quickly responded with his own tweet: "That sonofab*tch stole my line." He added, "You know the saying imitation is the sincerest form of flattery? I disagree."
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“NARUTO” MOVIE IN THE WORKS AT LIONSGATE WITH MICHAEL GRACEY HELMING07/31/15 @ 4:37 pm EST
The CW’s “Arrow” has cast “Falling Skies” alum Ryan Robbins in a recurring role for season four,Variety
has learned exclusively.
Robbins will play Conklin, a sadistic and ruthless member of Shadowspire who will be an adversary for Oliver (Stephen Amell) in the flashback sequences. The show’s flashback arc will also see the titular hero take on Jimmy Akingbola’s Baron Reiter (aka Baron Blitzkrieg in DC Comics Canon), who is the leader of Shadowspire.
Robbins will make his first appearance in episode three of season four. The actor is one of several new additions for the superhero show’s fourth year; he’ll join Echo Kellum as Curtis Holt (aka the heroic Mr. Terrific), Neal McDonough as villain Damien Darhk and “Star Trek: Voyager” favorite Jeri Ryan as Jessica Danforth, a friend of the Queen family with political ambitions.
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'MISSION: IMPOSSIBLE – ROGUE NATION' CRUISES TO $4 MILLION THURSDAY07/31/15 @ 11:33 am EST
Another beloved manga is about to find a new life on the silver screen, as sources confirm that Lionsgate is moving forward with an adaptation of the mega-popular NARUTO, with emerging helmer Michael Gracey in line to direct. The studio recently closed the rights to the Japanese series written and illustrated by Masashi Kishimoto, which follows Naruto Uzumaki, an adolescent ninja who dreams of one day becoming the Hokage, the village ninja who serves as protector and leader, considered strongest of them all. Prolific producer Avi Arad, a self-described fan of the series, will produce via his shingle Arad Productions, while Erik Feig, Geoff Shaveitz, andKelly O’Malley will oversee for the studio.
With over 200 million copies in print, Naruto
has become the third highest-selling manga in history, generating an avid fan-base worldwide. Though it originally started out as a manga, the property has since been adapted into an unbelievably popular anime series, which has aired on the likes of Cartoon Network, Hulu, and Disney XD in the U.S. The series spawned ten feature films, with an eleventh, Boruto: Naruto the Movie
, set for release next month.
Though he initially began in visual effects/animation, Gracey has now moved to feature directing, with a slew of high-profile projects in his wheelhouse. He’s currently at work on a new adaptation of Roald Dahl’s The Witches
for Warner Bros., with Alfonso Cuarón and Guillermo Del Toro producing. Gracey is also directing the Jim Henson biopic Muppet Man
, Focus Features’ Elton John biopic Rocketman
, and 20th Century Fox’s P.T. Barnum musicalThe Greatest Showman on Earth
The development of the project doesn’t come entirely as a surprise, as popular manga series have proved tempting fodder in Hollywood. The Guest
director Adam Wingard is currently working on the long-gestating Death Note
adaptation for Warner Bros., while Scarlett Johansson’s Ghost in The Shell
, which Arad is also producing, is moving forward at Paramount with Rupert Sanders directing.
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Tom Cruise''JESSICA JONES' SHOWRUNNER TEASES A SUPER SUIT FOR KRYSTEN RITTER, CONFIRMS 'DAREDEVIL' CROSSOVER07/31/15 @ 11:24 am EST
s super spy Ethan Hunt returned to theaters Thursday night as Mission: Impossible -- Rogue Nation
kicked off with a strong $4 million in preshow screenings.
Beggining its rollout at 8 p.m. Thursday night, the fifth installment in the action film franchise is opening in 3,956 North American screens this weekend, and looks likely to win the weekend with a debut in the $40 million range.
Its Thursday night number is comparable to Mad Max,
which earned $3.7 million in evening shows and World War Z,
which earned $3.6 million in Thursday shows.
Written and directed by Christopher McQuarrie
, the new Paramount and Skydance film sees Hunt and his team attempting to prove the existence of (and then stop) Syndicate, an international criminal consortium. Jeremy Renner, Simon Pegg
and Rebecca Ferguson
, starring Ed Helms
, Christina Applegate
, Leslie Mann
and Chris Hemsworth,
opened Wednesday to get a head start on the weekend. The New Line comedy earned $1.2 million in late-night Tuesday showings, which was added into the Wednesday tally of $3.8 million, a so-so start. Adding another $2.5 million to its total Thursday, the comedy about the next generation of Griswolds has earned $6.2 million heading into the weekend.
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WWE SUPERSTAR UNDERTAKER TO ATTEND WIZARD WORLD CHICAGO, TULSA07/31/15 @ 11:12 am EST
It looks like we may see Krysten Ritter in a super suit after all.
The actress plays the titular character in Marvel and Netflix’s upcomingJessica Jones series, which follows an ex-superhero who starts anew as a private eye in Hell’s Kitchen. But showrunner Melissa Rosenberg tells ETonline we may still see Jessica as Jewel or Knightress, two of her failed alter egos.
“We're going to hit on that! We're going to hit on it!” Rosenberg smiled coyly at the Summer TCA Press Tour. When we pressed her for details -- like whether it will be in flashbacks, à la Matt Murdoch's origin story in Daredevil -- she would only tease that they’re “glancing off it.”
Still, Rosenberg, who has written on projects as varied as Dexter and The Twilight Saga, says she hopes that Jessica Jones will move things “beyond female superheroes as they look good in a unitard.”
In that vein, we asked whether she considers Jessica, one of Marvel's first female heroes to front a franchise, to be a feminist. “She herself wouldn’t consider herself a feminist. Or not!” she explained. “I approach this character not from telling a female story. Gender is not the first character aspect that defines her.”
During ET's extensive interview with Jeph Loeb, Marvel’s Head of Television, at Comic-Con, he told us Jessica Jones is “more adult” and promised they were not shying away from “real problems” and “abuse” that Jessica grapples with. Rosenberg dittoed her complexity
“She's funny! She's dark! She’s the real deal. She's utterly compelling, both the actress and the character,” Rosenberg told us. “The first time I saw [Ritter] do drama was Breaking Bad. And she was just a guest star. We pushed her to some really dark, emotional places, and she just keeps going there. She's got incredible range!”
Jessica will have company in the strong female character department, though, as Rosenberg confirmed one major Daredevil crossover. “I think I'm allowed to say: Rosario Dawson will be dropping in,” she revealed.
Marvel previously announced that Dawson had signed a deal that would have her return for Daredevil’s second season, as well as make appearances in any of the four Defenders series. But now it’s official! Rosenberg added, “Smaller characters that populated that world will be popping in.”
That may be where the similarities between the two Netflix series ends. Loeb told us Jessica Jones, which will premiere sometime in 2015, is more of a“psychological thriller.” Rosenberg adds, “Our show has plenty of action, but it's not about the action.”
“It's about the character, it's about her emotional arc,” she explained. “And she's not a ninja. She never studies martial arts. She's a brawler. You piss her off and boom! You're down! We're not seeing a whole lot of--“ She mimicked a praying mantis pose and cried, “Hiyah!”
“She's not out to save the city,” she laughed. “She's out to make rent.”
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FM COMICS TO PUBLISH 'LOST IN SPACE: SEASON 4'07/31/15 @ 11:08 am EST
WWE Superstar Undertaker
® returns to Wizard World in two of its most popular Comic Cons in Chicago
(Friday, August 21) and Tulsa
(Saturday, October 24).
At the Donald E. Stephens Convention Center in Rosemont, Ill., Undertaker will appear from 3-7 p.m., posing for photo ops at 3 and signing autographs beginning at 4:45. He will be part of a huge WWE contingent at Wizard World's longest running show which also includes Superstars Sting
™, Randy Orton
®, Daniel Bryan
®, and WWE® Diva Paige
At the Cox Business Center in Tulsa, he will attend from 1-5 p.m., with photo ops starting at 1 and autographs at 2:45.
For more than two decades, The Deadman has loomed over the WWE landscape like a menacing shadow, spelling out doom for those who dare cross him. Imbued with seemingly mystical abilities and preternatural in-ring ability, The Undertaker is a WWE great in a class by himself, and no list of legends would be complete without him.
First introduced at Survivor Series in 1990, it was not long before he began to battle with WWE Hall of Famer Hulk Hogan. This clash set the tone for Undertaker’s dominant career. No one was too big and no one too big and no one was safe from his gloved grip.
Meet him at these two great events in the coming weeks.
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IVAN REITMAN OFFICIALLY DENIES THAT A SECOND ‘GHOSTBUSTERS’ MOVIE IS IN THE WORKS07/30/15 @ 5:51 pm EST
American Gothic Press’s comics division, FM (Famous Monsters) Comics, has announced a trio of new comic book titles that it plans to release in the coming months including Monster World, a second title from horror specialist Steve Niles (and Phillip Kim), as well as Project Nemesis from Jeremy Robinson and Lost in Space: Season 4, a new comic book series that will be based on the unproduced screenplays from Producer Irwin Allen’s collection.
The previously announced horror comic from Steve Niles, Broken Moon, which features art by Nat Jones, is a horror saga set in a future post-apocalyptic world in which creatures from dark seek to fill the void created by the near extinction of humanity, while the new Niles title, Monster World, is a horror/private eye yarn set in 1930s Hollywood that will be illustrated by Piotr Kowalski.
lso new is Project Nemesis, which is slated to debut in October. Writer Jeremy Robinson is best known for his kaiju novels (Project 731), so it’s no surprise that Project Nemesis deals with a skyscraper-sized alien created by an ill-advised bit of gene-splicing.
No definite release date (or creative team information) is available for Lost in Space: Season 4, which will use actual unproduced screenplays from the Irwin Allen collection to chronicle the continuing adventures of the Robinson family, with Doctor Smith and all the cast along for the ride. FM Comics says that Lost in Space: Season 4 will debut later this year.
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MARVEL MANGA VARIANTS FOR DEADPOOL, CIVIL WAR, AND X-MEN '9207/30/15 @ 3:44 pm EST
Ivan Reitman, who is producing Paul Feig’s Ghostbusters starring Kristen Wiig, Melissa McCarthy, Kate McKinnon, and Leslie Jones, has provided an official statement clarifying and debunking the rumors of the so-called “all-male” followup movie. That movie, which was apparently going to star Channing Tatum and Chris Pratt, has been an on-and-off project for a while, it seems, with the latest update occurring this week when Drew Pearce, the screenwriter of this other movie, said it was still happening, even dropping Reitman’s name as part of that project in addition to the Russo brothers as directors.
But Reitman is denying that there’s another movie in development, which is consistent with what we heard about that movie’s status back in June. Here is the statement he provided to Uproxx:
“There has been a lot of excitement recently about what is happening with the Ghostbustersfranchise. As the producer of the new Ghostbusters film, I feel the need to clarify. There is only one new Ghostbusters movie and that is the Paul Feig directed version coming next July, presently filming and going fantastically. The rest is just noise.”
So, if there is another Ghostbusters movie happening, Reitman doesn’t know about it. Dan Aykroyd has said in the past that a whole Ghostbusters universe has been discussed, and that would involve the cast from Feig’s movie teaming up with the cast from this other movie and expanding into a brand new Ghostbusters franchise. It’s entirely possible that Pearce has a script ready, but, according to Reitman — currently the resident Grand Poobah of Ghostbusters — it’s not something that’s going into production.
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Marvel Comics has provided ComicBook.com with an exclusive first look at three more manga variant covesr hitting store shelves in August.
Artist and character designer Yūsuke Kozaki (Fire Emblem Fates
, No More Heroes
) provides the variant for Deadpool’s Secret Secret Wars
#4. Kia Asamiya (Martian Successor Nadesico
, Silent Möbius
) drew the cover for Civil War
#3. Sana Takeda (X-23
, X-Men: Fairy Tales
) created the cover for X-Men ’92
Check out all three variants below: