STASH MY COMICS REVIEWS THE SHADOW!05/01/12 @ 11:08 am EST
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SDCC: THE CW SHARES FIRST LOOK AT RAGMAN'S "ARROW" ARRIVAL 07/24/16 @ 9:38 am 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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SDCC: ACTOR PLAYING FLASH THOMPSON IN SPIDER-MAN: HOMECOMING REVEALED IN FOOTAGE07/24/16 @ 9:32 am EST
After announcing the imminent arrival of DC Comics hero Ragman to the world of "Arrow"earlier in the day, the first look at the character was presented to fans with a quick scene in the show's Season 5 sizzle reel.
The character, played by "Blindspot" alum Joe Dinicol, will debut in the second episode as Rory Regan who, fresh from a personal tragedy, hopes to discover answers in Star City. There, of course, he crosses paths with Stephen Amell's Green Arrow.
Created by writer Robert Kanigher and artist Joe Kubert, Ragman wears the mystical Suit of Souls that permits him to summon the strength and abilities of the guilty who reside within it. Introduced in 1978 in his own short-lived series, the character has popped up with some regularity over the past four decades, and served as a member of DC's Shadowpact.
Dinicol's credits also include "Grey's Anatomy," "Betas" and "Scott Pilgrim Vs. The World."
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SDCC: MARVEL ANNOUNCES INHUMANS/X-MEN: TERREGENOCIDE07/24/16 @ 9:19 am EST
Flash Thompson has been many things over the years, from bully, to friend, to fan, to soldier, to Venom, the character has filled many roles in the Spider-Man universe.And now we seemingly have our look at who Flash Thompson is in the MCU, and if we are going on previous film incarnations, this one could strike you as a little odd.
It was revealed in the footage that Tony Revolori
will be taking the role. Yes, the wee lad from The Grand Budapest Hotel.
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SDCC: "SPIDER-MAN: HOMECOMING" UNVEILS FIRST SYNOPSIS07/24/16 @ 9:14 am EST
We’ve been hearing it’s coming.
And now we have it. Inhumans/X-Men: Terregenocide
. A second Death Of X
title. And announced by Marvel at San Diego Comic-Con.
With warring mutants and Inhumans over what Terrigen mist does to mutants…
Can we say IVX yet?
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SDCC: "VIXEN" SEASON 2 CLIP FEATURES FLASH, FIRESTORM & MORE07/24/16 @ 9:11 am EST
Following Saturday's epic Hall H presentation at Comic-Con International in San Diego, Marvel Studios unveiled the first synopsis for "Spider-Man: Homecoming."A young Peter Parker/Spider-Man (Tom Holland), who made his sensational debut in Marvel Studios' "Captain: Civil War," begins to navigate his newfound identity as the web-slinging superhero in "Spider-Man: Homecoming."
The vague, but official, description arrives on the web-covered heels of the first footage from the franchise reboot -- it was shown to the Hall H crowd but not released online -- and concept art that confirms classic Spider-Man foe the Vulture will be the film's primary antagonist.
Directed by Jon Watts, the film stars Tom Holland, Michael Keaton, Zendaya, Donald Glover, Jacob Batalon, Laura Harrier, Tony Revolori, Tyne Daly, Bokeem Woodbine, Marisa Tomei and Robert Downey Jr.
"Spider-Man: Homecoming" arrives July 7, 2017.
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SDCC: 'MYSTERY SCIENCE THEATER 3000' REVIVAL SET AT NETFLIX WITH FELICIA DAY, PATTON OSWALT07/24/16 @ 9:06 am EST
Her grandmother will be the time-displaced, animal-powered Vixen who teams with "DC's Legends of Tomorrow" for live-action adventures in the fall, but the hero viewers first got to know, Mari McCabe, will continue to star in her own animated adventures.
Once again starring Megalyn EK as the title character, "Vixen" will return to CW Seed for a second season in the fall, and as you can see in the clip below, she's bringing some super-powered friends with her. The clip, debuting at Comic-Con International in San Diego, features appearances by the Flash and Firestorm, as the three heroes team to take down the Weather Wizard.
These guest appearances are only the tip of the superhero iceberg, however. Throughout the show's second season, viewers can expect even more of The CW's heroic lineup to work alongside the titular star, including Atom and Black Canary, as the series takes place before Laurel Lance's death.
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SDCC: SLY STALLONE CONFIRMED, STAR LORD'S PARENTS' SEX LIFE DISCUSSED IN HILARIOUS 'GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY 2' TRAILER07/24/16 @ 9:03 am EST
It's official: Mystery Science Theater 3000
is being revived — at Netflix.The streaming giant has landed the revival that started with following a successful Kickstarter campaign, The Hollywood Reporter
has learned. The news will be officially announced Saturday at Comic-Con during a panel for the revival.
Netflix will debut the series in what it said is the "not too distant future," with MST3K available in the U.S., Canada, Australia, New Zealand, the U.K.
Launched in November, Shout Factory acquired the rights to the cult hit and teamed with series creator Joel Hodgson for a new incarnation of the cult favorite. At the time, Hodgson hoped the Kickstarter campaign will raise at least $2 million — enough to make three new feature-length episodes — with an ultimate goal of the $5.5 million needed to make a full season of 12 episodes. The campaign raised $5.7 million and will be back for a 14-episode season. The Kickstarter campaign ranks as the highest-funded film and TV crowdfunding campaign in history.
Hodgson will be involved in writing and all facets of production of the revival. New episodes will feature a new host, Mads (aka "mad scientist") and new movies to riff. DIY queen Felicia Day will take on the role of mad scientist Kinga Forrester, daughter of one of the show's original villains, Dr. Clayton Forrester (Trace Beaulieu). Patton Oswalt will portray Son of TV's Frank; comedians Hampton Yount and Baron Vaughn are set as the two voices of the show's robotic sidekicks; and Nerdist
podcast co-host Jonah Ray is the lead host. Community's Joel McHale and showrunner Dan Harmon are also attached as writers. Mary Jo Pehl (Pearl Forrester), Bill Corbett (Crow T. Robot) and Kevin Murphy from the original cast will reprise their roles in the new series. Elliott Kalan, the Emmy-winning former head writer of The Daily Show, will serve as the head writer on MST3K
. The series is exec produced by Hodgson, Richard Foos, Bob Emmer, Garson Foos, Jonathan Stern, Harold Buchholz, Elliott Kalan as well as Satellite of Love, Alternaversal Productions and Abominable Pictures.
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LEE MAJORS MAKES HIS COMIC-CON DEBUT AT 'ASH VS EVIL DEAD' PANEL07/24/16 @ 8:55 am EST
Shocking no one, rumors about Guardians Of The Galaxy Vol. 2
turned out to be true: Kurt Russell is playing Star Lord’s dad who turns out to be Ego, the Living Planet. Oh, and by the way, Sylvester Stallone is in the film too. In other words, Tango & Cash are reuniting in the Marvel Universe.
The reveals came courtesy of a new trailer for Guardians 2
last night near the end of Marvel’s Hall H panel capping off the Guardians Of The Galaxy
portion of the event. You’ll be able to watch the trailer here as soon as Disney makes it available.
James Gunn oversaw the Guardians
presentation like a carnival barker or a reigning NBA champ returning to his hometown after winning the title. Chatty, confident and as loose as a game show host, he was joined onstage by stars Chris Pratt, Zoe Saldana, Dave Bautista, Pom Klementieff, Elizabeth Debicki, Michael Rooker, and to the massive delight of everyone attending, Russell himself.
Before the trailer the Guardians
crew debuted the first footage from the film, a full scene featuring Yondu (Rooker) and Rocket (Bradley Cooper) escaping from a jail cell in what looks like a massive space station with the help of Baby Groot (that’s what they’re calling him this time out). The scene makes it clear Guardians 2
is leaning far more heavily on the “13” part of PG-13, with an impressive body count courtesy of Yondu’s whistle-controlled projectile.
It’s a great scene, but it was very overshadowed by the trailer.
In a nutshell, the trailer makes it clear Guardians 2
is aiming to be everything you loved about Guardians 1
but even more. It kicks off with plenty of interplay between the main characters, still jelling as a team as the film takes place just a few months after the first one but definitely very much a unit. It then turns to listing off just who is in the film, confirming the numerous casting announcements and rumors, most notably Stallone, dressed as a member of Nova Corps, followed by Russell.
We’ll wait for the trailer rather than spoil the whole thing, but the final moments must be discussed. After revealing that Russell is playing Ego The Living Planet, the scene changes to a comedic moment in which Ego explains to Star Lord how he took human form by meticulously re-creating every cell and function with a few extra flourishes, out of curiosity about how humanoids live and more importantly reproduce
Drax then asks, “Did you make a penis?” which moritifies Star Lord. To which Ego says, “I sure did… it’s not bad either.”
Which is to say, the Marvel universe now has penis jokes. Awesome.
The film recently wrapped and has a May 5, 2017 release date.
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SDCC: KURT RUSSELL WILL PLAY EGO, STAR-LORD'S DAD IN "GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY VOL. 2"07/23/16 @ 11:34 pm EST
Lee Majors made his first Comic-Con appearance ever yesterday at Starz’s Ash Vs. Evil Dead
panel. As previously reported, he’ll play the father to Bruce Campbell’s Ash Williams, the one-handed chainsaw man.
“This is a guy who had two series go over 100 episodes,” beamed Bruce Campbell in his introduction to Majors.
Said co-creator Sam Raimi, “We get to learn about Bruce’s character through Lee Majors.”
“We get to see where Ash got all of his bad habits,” said Campbell in the panel moderated by Dominic Patten.
“You and I are the only actors in Hollywood who both still have hair on their chests and haven’t gotten rid of it,” joked Campbell to Majors.
“The only thing I don’t like about the show is him calling me Pops!,” exclaimed Majors. The Six Million Dollar Man
and Fall Guy
headliner said he watched the first episode and immediately became hooked on the show. “It was a bloody good time,” said Majors in regards to joining the Ash vs. Evil Dead
Season 2 picks up with Ash Williams (Campbell) leaving Jacksonville to return to his hometown of Elk Grove to confront and join forces with his former enemy, Ruby (Lucy Lawless), in their fight against the deadites. Joining him are his sidekick, Pablo Simon Bolivar (Ray Santiago), still coping with the intense trauma he suffered in season one, and Kelly Maxwell (Dana DeLorenzo), grief-stricken over the deaths of her parents and bent on revenge against the undead who killed her.
Explaining why it was better to extend the Evil Dead
universe on TV versus the big screen, Campbell explained that Starz enabled Raimi and the show’s creators the opportunity to provide “unrestricted content and to have as few restrictions as possible.”
Raimi added, “Starz wanted to provide something that couldn’t be found anywhere else. And we’re on cable, and wanted it to be a unique experience. The intensity of the second season pushes in that direction.”Ash vs. Evil Dead
is based on the classic Evil Dead
horror-comedy films directed by Sam Raimi and starring Campbell. Sam Raimi serves as executive producer with Rob Tapert, Bruce Campbell and Ivan Raimi along with Craig DiGregorio who serves as executive producer/showrunner. Aaron Lam and Moira Grant serve as producers.
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SDCC: "GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY VOL 2'S" ELIZABETH DEBICKI CONFIRMED TO PLAY AYESHA07/23/16 @ 11:29 pm EST
At Marvel Studios' panel presentation in Hall H for Comic-Con International: San Diego, it was confirmed that Kurt Russellwill indeed play Star-Lord's father in the film, as previously speculated.
However, unlike the comics, Star-Lord's dad in the film is revealed to be Ego -- the entity referred to in the comics as "The Living Planet."
Jack Kirby once said of creating Ego, "I began to experiment...and that's how Ego came about. A planet that was alive; a planet that was intelligent. That was nothing new either because there had been other stories [about] live planets but that's not acceptable. [Y]ou would say, 'Yeah, that's wild,' but how do you relate to it? Why is it alive? So I felt somewhere out in the universe, the universe...becomes denser and turns liquid -- and that in this liquid, there was a giant multiple virus, and if [it] remained isolated for millions and millions of years, it would...begin to evolve by itself and it would begin to think. By the time we reached it, it might be quite superior to us -- and that was Ego."
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At Marvel Studios' panel presentation in Hall H for Comic-Con International: San Diego, it was confirmed that actress Elizabeth Debicki ("The Great Gatsby") will play the cosmic Marvel Comics character Ayesha, AKA Kismet in "Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2."
Speaking at the panel, Debicki said Ayesha enlists the help of the Guardians before "things go sour" in the film.
Director James Gunn said of Debicki's character in a Facebook post, "Ayesha is the golden High Priestess of a genetically-perfect people called the Sovereign. She’s not a woman to be screwed with – she, and her entire world, are extraordinarily deadly."
Usually known in the comics by the name Kismet, Ayesha is a celestial being that was created by a group known as the Enclave, in their second attempt to forge a super-powerful being. With the ability to regenerate and manipulate cosmic energy, Ayesha often uses her powers for flight, and to conjure force bolts for attack. Essentially, Ayesha is immortal.
Directed by Gunn, "Guardians of the Galaxy" hits theaters on May 5, 2017.