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STASH MY COMICS REVIEWS THE SHADOW!
05/01/12 @ 11:08 am EST
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Stash 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…”

For the full review, visit Stash my Comics!
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08/31/15 @ 3:44 pm EST
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In "Avengers," Jonathan Hickman and Dustin Weaver introduced readers to the Marvel Universe incarnations of characters from the 1980s "New Universe" line -- Starbrand and Nightmask. During their tenure as some of Earth's Mightiest Heroes, the cosmic-powered youths traversed the universe and helped save it from a multitude of intergalactic empires and entities.But while they have experience defending their world, they don't have much knowledge of it. That will change in December when writer Greg Weisman (a comics and animation veteran known for his work on "Gargoyles," "Spectacular Spider-Man" and "Young Justice") and artist Dominike "Domo" Stanton (also known for both comics and animation, whose credits include FX hit "Archer" and "The Big Con Job" for BOOM! Studios) kick off a new "Starbrand & Nightmask" series, where the titular duo will try to balance their responsibilities as cosmic defenders and college students.Who will they be fighting? Weisman said: "You'll be seeing some familiar -- and downright old school -- faces in a new light, as antagonists on a cosmic scale actually team up with more standard Earth-bound super-villains to take on our two powerful heroes. We'll also have new opponents. One in particular will be introduced by the end of the first arc, and she will eventually emerge as one of Starbrand and Nightmask's most dangerous foes."
‘SPONGEBOB SQUAREPANTS’ MUSICAL TARGETS BROADWAY WITH SUPERGROUP SONGLIST
08/31/15 @ 3:37 pm EST
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Spongebob Squarepants

He’s ready: SpongeBob SquarePants, the massive Nickelodeon property with a fanbase that reaches well beyond its target kiddie demographic, will go from Bikini Bottom to Broadway in “The SpongeBob Musical,” premiering in Chicago in the summer of 2016 prior to a New York opening during the 2016-17 Broadway season.

Produced by Nickelodeon, the project has attracted a who’s who of contemporary music names to contribute original songs to the show, including Steven Tyler and Joe Perry (of Aerosmith), the Flaming Lips, John Legend, Lady Antebellum, Cyndi Lauper (already a Tony winner for “Kinky Boots”) and David Bowie.

The musical is co-conceived and directed by Tina Landau, the writer-director (and member of Chicago’s Steppenwolf Theater) whose Broadway work has included “Superior Donuts” and “Bells Are Ringing.” The book is by Kyle Jarrow, who co-created “A Very Merry Unauthorized Children’s Scientology Pageant” and has worked with Duncan Sheik on “Whisper House” and “Noir” (getting a showcase this fall as part of the National Alliance for Musical Theater’s 2015 festival).
THREE ERAS OF HEROES COLLIDE IN GUARDIANS OF INFINITY #1
08/31/15 @ 3:26 pm EST
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This December, the infinite expanse of time and space will give way, as teams from three eras burst forth and unite like never before inGUARDIANS OF INFINITY #1 – a brand new ongoing series launching as part of All-New All-Different Marvel! Fan favorite writer Dan Abnett (Guardians of the Galaxy, Guardians 3000)and artists Carlo Barberi (Deadpool, Amazing Spider-Man) take you on an explosive thrill ride into the timestream and across the galaxy! When a mysterious structure is discovered floating in the void of space – Rocket Raccoon, Drax and Groot unearth a powerful and dark secret that could unravel the very fabric of space and time! Good thing the Guardians 3000 are on hand to help! But who are the mysterious and enigmatic Guardians 1000?! And are these ancient travelers here to help, or hinder?

Plus, every issue of GUARDIANS OF INFINITY will include a special bonus story from some of the industry’s top creators. First, it’s battles to the death inside the squared circle as Jason Latour (Spider-Gwen) and Jim Cheung (New Avengers) bring you a can’t miss story of Ben Grimm and Rocket Raccoon. Stranded on a planet where culture is based on Earth-style professional wrestling, the bruiser from Yancy Street and the Guardian’s own ferocious furball find themselves locked in a struggle of life and death!

Is the galaxy big enough for three teams of Guardians? Find out this December as Abnett, Barberi, Latour and Cheung take you on an action-packed adventure across the cosmos inGUARDIANS OF INFINITY #1!

GUARDIANS OF INFINITY #1Written by DAN ABNETT & JASON LATOUR
Art by CARLO BARBERI & JIM CHEUNG
Cover by JIM CHEUNG
Variant Cover by CARLO BARBERI
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WES CRAVEN, HORROR MAESTRO, DIES AT 76
08/31/15 @ 7:20 am EST
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Wes Craven

Wes Craven, the famed maestro of horror known for the Nightmare on Elm Street and Screamfranchises, died Sunday after a battle with brain cancer. He was 76.

Craven, whose iconic Freddy Krueger character horrified viewers for years, died at his home in Los Angeles, his family announced. Survivors include his wife, producer and former Disney Studios vice president Iya Labunka.

Craven was a longtime summer resident of Martha’s Vineyard, where he moved permanently three years ago before returning to L.A. for work and health reasons.

Craven claimed to have gotten the idea for Elm Street from living next to a cemetery on a street of that name in the suburbs of Cleveland. The five Nightmare on Elm Street films were released from 1984-89 and drew big crowds.

Similarly, Craven's Scream series was a box-office sensation. In those scare-'em-ups, he spoofed the teen horror genre and frequently referenced other horror movies.

Craven’s first feature film was The Last House on the Left, which he wrote, directed and edited in 1972. A rape-revenge movie, it appalled some viewers but generated big box office. Next came another film he wrote and helmed, The Hills Have Eyes (1977).

Craven re-invented the youth horror genre in 1984 with the classic A Nightmare on Elm Street, which he wrote and directed.

He conceived and co-wrote Elm Street III as well, and then after not being involved with other sequels, deconstructed the genre a decade after the original, writing and directing Wes Craven’s New Nightmare, which was nominated for best feature at the 1995 Spirit Awards.

His own Nightmare players, Robert Englund, Heather Langenkamp and John Saxon, portrayed themselves in that film.

In 1996, Craven reached a new level of success with the release of Scream. The film grossed more than $100 million domestically, as did Scream 2 (1997).

Between Scream 2 and Scream 3, Craven, offered the opportunity to direct a non-genre film for Miramax, helmed Music of the Heart (1999), earning Meryl Streep an Academy Award nomination for best actress in the inspirational drama about a teacher in Harlem.
SOMEONE YOU CAN COUNT ON – A NEW CLIP FROM STAR WARS REBELS
08/29/15 @ 5:30 pm EST
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Star Wars Rebels season 2 will be kicking off in October and Disney has released a clip from the new season. The season premiere episode will be called The Lost Commandersand we see the crew of the Ghost being given the head of an old droid by Ahsoka just before she embarks on tracking down the Sith Lord on her own.

Clip: https://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=dAGvFBwG834

Star Wars Rebels returns October 14th to Disney XD
GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY ANIMATED SERIES – ORIGIN OF GAMORA
08/29/15 @ 5:27 pm EST
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Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy animated series kicks off next month and so far we’ve seen the origins of Star-Lord, Groot, Drax and Rocket Raccoon. All that is left is Gamora. Well, like with the others, Marvel has released her origin in two parts and it includes Nebula and Korath. But for some reason they’ve only released the second part. Luckily some nice person on the internet has decided to post the first part… in 4 segments.

Video Part 1.1: https://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=ZWb5LgwYDJc

Video Part 1.2: https://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=0plg5A8ITQE

Video Part 1.3: https://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=cKbsXq08cbQ

Video Part 1.4: https://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=WaJXge1WvrM

Video Part 2: https://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=cdBu-j_HGKE

Guardians of the Galaxy the animate series premiers September 26th on Disney XD but a sneak peek of the first episode will air on September 5th.
“WE’RE DEALING WITH TWO TYPES OF MONSTERS” – CORINNA BECHKO TALKS ALIENS VAMPIRELLA
08/29/15 @ 4:44 pm EST
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Corinna Bechko talks to Byron Brewer about Dynamite’s Aliens/Vampirella #3.Cover by Gabriel Hardman.

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BYRON BREWER: What is the greatest challenge in bringing these two popular franchises together, and has that made for a better or more difficult story telling?

CORINNA BECHKO: The biggest challenge is the fact that we’re dealing with two types of monster here, so one of them (Vampirella) has to be a bit sympathetic. At the same time, we need to be reminded about what she is truly capable of doing, or else she is just a heroic person and we lose what’s interesting about her. It’s a fine line to walk, but one that has spurred what I hope are some fun scenes.

BB: Corinna, with your experience with Planet of the Apes, you are the queen of bringing franchises to comics. Do you find the Aliens franchise as enjoyable to work with as you once said POTA was?

CB: Haha, thanks! The answer is yes, absolutely, although they are quite different worlds. In POTA, a lot of the tension rested on the political situation, a much more sci-fi concept. Here, the tension is about scary things that move around in the dark, more of a horror concept. So they are both fun to write, but in different ways.

BB: By November, you will be mid-way through this limited series. Is it too early to ask if you would already change something that kind of wrote itself into the story and was not part of your original plan? Or do you like it, if there is such an element?

CB: Is it awful of me to say I wouldn’t change anything? I had the story pretty well worked out before I began scripting, so not too much has been left to chance. Except, of course, the excellent work that Javier is putting in on the art side. New ways of doing things are always found when doing layouts, and that’s a good thing.

BB: How has it been working with artist Javier Garcia-Miranda?CB: Collaborating with Javier has been wonderful. He brings so much to the project! Without him, it would be a very different book indeed.BB: Has Lars been a great element for you in this story?

CB: Lars is a very important part of the story. Vampirella is involved in most of the action, but she’s such an extraordinary character that we really need someone to connect with who is more understandable. Lars fills that gap since he’s just a regular guy who takes a leap of faith by trusting Vampirella.

BB: Would you like to write a solo Vampirella book at some point? Is she a character you enjoy?

CB: I wouldn’t be against that at all! I do very much enjoy writing her. She’s so capable and self-confident, and she’s got a great sense of humor. In short, she’s a lot of fun and she can handle just about anything I throw at her.
FIRST SECOND TO RELEASE EDUCATIONAL ‘SCIENCE COMICS’
08/29/15 @ 4:39 pm EST
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First Second is happy to an announce an all new series entitled, Science Comics. The first three books of the Science Comics series will cover the topics of Dinosaurs (MK Reed and Joe Flood; Spring 2016), Coral Reefs (Maris Wicks; Spring 2016),Volcanoes (Jon Chad, Fall 2016), and future volumes, published one per season, will address subjects including flying machines, bats, and the solar system. Science Comics‘ combination of eye-grabbing art and informative scientific facts will make this series an irresistible choice for kids and educators alike, encouraging its readers to think critically about the science in the universe around them. The study of science is an essential part of a child’s educational development, and Science Comics will get kids excited to learn.

Casey Gonzalez, Series Editor of Science Comics talked about the series, saying, "Budding Goodalls and Cousteaus take heed! Science Comics is the perfect series for any curious kid. As exciting as they are educational, Science Comics gives young readers an introduction to the scientific fundamentals of our universe. This is a series for the next generation of inventors and innovators!"

In the Science Comics series, readers will not only engage with the combination of words and pictures in electrifying narrative nonfiction, but they’ll also discover the biodiversity in coral reefs, learn about the origins of the universe in the deepest reaches of space, figure out how volcanoes shape the earth, and more. The Science Comics books will be narrow-focus, single-topic 128 page narrative nonfiction graphic novels, and a new volume will be published each season.SC_LOGOfinal
MICHAEL B. JORDAN WILL FOLLOW FANTASTIC FOUR WITH ANOTHER COMIC BOOK MOVIE
08/29/15 @ 4:31 pm EST
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Michael B. Jordan Will Follow Fantastic Four With Another Comic Book Movie image

You might think that after Fantastic Four, which was a debacle on every level, those involved might want to steer away from comic book movies, at least for a while. That may be the case for some, but not for Michael B. Jordan, who played Johnny Storm in the ill-fated film, as he has set his sights on the comic book-based vampire comedyBlood Brothers, which sounds like it’s going to be awesome.

According to The Tracking Board, Jordan is in talks to take one of the two leads inBlood Brothers for MGM. He’s up for the role of Tree in the film that is described as an "edgy two-hander." While the story does indeed originate on the pages of a comic book, that’s where the similarities with Fantastic Four begin and end. This is not your typical superhero comic book we’re talking about here.

Based on a title from Dark Horse Comics, Blood Brothers follows two centuries-old vampires, Tree, the role Jordan is up for, and Nick. They have been best pals for more than a thousand years, which is an impressive feat in its own right, and have had all kinds of wacky adventures, from smoking opium with Genghis Khan to fronting a death metal band. I guess when you have all the time in the world, you have lots of opportunities to do whatever cool stuff you want.

As will happen over the course of a long-term friendship, a rift finally forms between Tree and Nick, and they’re on the verge of splitting up. That, however, doesn’t happen as a maniacal villain surfaces and sets about trying to kick off the apocalypse, and the two friends must stick together to save the world.

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DESPITE RUMORS, DC COMICS STANDS BEHIND "DC YOU" INITIATIVE MOVING FORWARD
08/29/15 @ 4:13 pm EST
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Despite some soft spots in the initial sales and rumors of the move's demise, DC Comics is standing behind the creative shift of its "DC You" initiative. That's the message delivered by Co-Publishers Dan Didio and Jim Lee in a new profile in Los Angeles' "Daily News."In June, the publisher relaunched much of its main line titles with new status quos and often creative teams. The shake-up saw everything from the revelation of Clark Kent's secret identity to the rise of Jim Gordon as Batman to more comedy and horror-style books for characters from "Bizarro" to "Constantine."While the move to follow the lead of breakout hits like "Batgirl" drew big press notices and in many cases strong reviews, the initial sales data from June suggested that several titles had dropped below the level of previous iterations of the books that adhered to DC's previous housestyle. That info led to a wave of reports of an impending shift back towards the company's previous strategy of big events and more standard storytelling styles. Bleeding Cool noted a supposed $2 million shortfall in profits during the company's move to Burbank and internal talk ofeditors being told to "stop Batgirling" the line. Meanwhile, The Beat filed its own reportcorroborating the talk and noting some potential shakeups to the main DC line.But as DiDio and Lee say it today, the tweaks to the DC You initiative will be minor adjustments. "If you’re trying to build a fan base, a new audience, you’ve got to nurture it. You’ve got to take your time. You’ve got to take your losses,” DiDio told the paper. "Sooner or later, it’s going to take hold and hopefully be a leader in the business. Right now, our goal is to try and feed out as much product that’s as different as possible to try and attract the widest audience possible." He added that DC will start “adjusting a little bit, and start to focus" their methods in the months ahead."We had some hits, we have some things that are under-performing,” said Lee. “What we [did] in June is definitely step one towards this sort of transformation of the [comics] line. And I think that story is still being written.""One of the things about comics is that it’s really low-cost (research and development). You can put them out there and see whether they succeed or fail and then the goal is to follow the trends that are successful and build out from there,” DiDio told the "Daily News."Both Co-Publishers said that DC Entertainment President Diane Nelson had tasked them to take risks with the line. “Our goal is to constantly reinvent and constantly introduce new ideas and new concepts,” DiDio said. “If not, we’re just chasing our own tail. We’ve always got to be pushing the envelope.”



 
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