DYNAMITE’S THE SPIDER MAKES NEWSARAMA’S MUST-READ LIST!05/01/12 @ 10:43 am EST
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ARCHIE COMICS RELAUNCHES FLAGSHIP TITLE WITH ALL-NEW ARCHIE #107/06/15 @ 10:45 am EST
Following the incredible success of Dynamite’s The Shadow
by Garth Ennis, another pulse-pounding pulp hero returns to comics as Dynamite unleashes The Spider
by writer David Liss with art by Colton Worley! The Spider’s Dynamite debut comes complete with covers by Alex Ross, John Cassaday, Francesco Francavilla and Ron Lesser. The book also made Newsarama’s Wednesday Watch: MUST-READ New Releases For 5/2/12; here’s what they had to say:
Historical fiction novelist David Liss made an impact in the comic book world in recent years with Mystery Men and Black Panther at Marvel.
His latest project is The Spider at Dynamite, reviving a long-running pulp fiction hero.
"I think The Spider is hugely influential and has shaped a lot of what we consider standard elements of comic book heroes and villains, but the character's influence has held up better than the character itself," Liss told Newsarama. "I'm very excited to have the chance to reintroduce readers to a very cool hero who they ought to know if they don't already."
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Archie ComicsWRITER WARREN ELLIS DEBUTS THE ALL-NEW JAMES BOND 007 COMIC BOOK SERIES WITH ARTIST JASON MASTERS07/06/15 @ 10:40 am EST
, the acclaimed and bestselling comic book publisher that is home to some of the best-known pop culture creations in the world, including Archie, Jughead, Betty & Veronica, Josie & The Pussycats, Sabrina the Teenage Witch and the hit AFTERLIFE WITH ARCHIE series, today unveiled plans for an expansive and ambitious presence at Comic-Con International: San Diego 2015
—timed to the launch of an all-new ARCHIE #1 from the all-star creative team of writer Mark Waid and artist Fiona Staples.
ARCHIE #1, hitting comic shops and digital retailers on Wednesday, July 8—the same day doors open on Comic-Con International: San Diego 2015—reimagines the classic character and his friends Jughead, Betty & Veronica, Reggie and more, infusing them with a modern day sensibility that still harkens back to the roots of the long-running comedy series. It’s a story for all ages that reiterates the vibrancy, relevance and quality that fans have come to expect from Archie Comics as the company heads into its 75th year.“ARCHIE #1 is a milestone for this company, in every way,” said Jon Goldwater, Archie Comics Publisher/Co-CEO. “We are pulling back the curtain and showing fans the true origin of Archie, the love triangle and so much more, under the watchful eye of two of the absolute best comic book creators on the planet – Mark Waid and Fiona Staples. Not only are they brimming with talent, but they’re huge Archie fans—once again showing how impactful these characters have been and proving that not only will Mark and Fiona create a legendary story, but they will honor the past while building a new, exciting future for Archie and friends.”The new ongoing comic book series is the first of three “New Riverdale” titles set to roll out over the next 12-18 months, including a new JUGHEAD title in October, spotlighting Archie’s burger-loving best friend, from writer Chip Zdarsky (Sex Criminals
) and Erica Henderson (The Unbeatable Squirrel Girl
) and BETTY AND VERONICA next summer, taking readers deeper into the friendship and rivalry between the beloved teen characters, from legendary writer/artist Adam Hughes (Before Watchmen: Doctor Manhattan
).The relaunch sets the stage for an amazing week of events, giveaways, exclusives and announcements at the biggest pop culture event in the world, Comic-Con International: San Diego 2015—including two exclusive-to-the-show variant cover editions of ARCHIE #1 and a chance to win a free copy of the landmark issue by attending the Friday Archie Comics Forever panel in Room 4.
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MOONSTONE BRINGS BACK THE BLACK BAT PROSE07/06/15 @ 1:43 am EST
Dynamite proudly announces that fan-favorite author Warren Ellis will be writing the James Bond 007
ongoing comic book series, the first to appear in over two decades. James Bond 007
is scheduled for release in November 2015, featuring interior artwork by Jason Masters (Batman Incorporated
, Guardians of the Galaxy
The news of the high-profile author's involvement with the James Bond 007
series follows Dynamite's announcement of their partnership with Ian Fleming Publications Ltd. (IFPL), the Fleming-family company that owns and administers the literary copyright of Ian Fleming's published works, including his fourteen James Bond
books. Under their agreement, Dynamite has been granted worldwide rights to publish comic books, digital comics, and graphic novels starring 007. Launching their James Bond 007
line with a writer of exemplary skill and reputation has been a priority for Dynamite, and Warren Ellis' stewardship will guarantee a debut story with all the hallmarks of high-octane action and international intrigue that exemplify the franchise.
"Ian Fleming's James Bond
is an icon, and it's a delight to tell visual narratives with the original, brutal, damaged Bond of the books," says Warren Ellis.
The first six-issue story arc in the James Bond 007
comic book series will be entitled "VARGR." James Bond returns to London after a mission of vengeance in Helsinki, to take up the workload of a fallen 00 agent... but something evil is moving through the back streets of the city, and sinister plans are being laid for Bond in Berlin.
Great-nephew of Ian Fleming, Diggory Laycock says, "We were thrilled when Warren agreed to write the first story in this exciting new chapter of literary James Bond. Warren's style is gritty, dark and unique and we can't wait to see James Bond embroiled in an adventure of his creation."
"Warren Ellis is one of the most brilliant writers of the 21st century, not just in comics but across all media," says Nick Barrucci, CEO and Publisher of Dynamite Entertainment. "When we approached him for the launch, we hoped he could make time in his very busy schedule, and we are ever fortunate and thankful that he was able to. We met with Warren and the everyone at IFPL, and Warren's passion for the novels showed. He really is the perfect writer for Bond, and I can't express how excited we are that Warren is tackling the ongoing series. This will be James Bond
unlike anything you've ever seen before, true to Ian Fleming's source material yet bursting all preconceptions of what a Bond
story should be.
Senior Editor Joseph Rybandt says, "I've long been a fan of Warren, going back to his earliest works including Lazarus Churchyard
when it was first published, and pairing his creative mind with the iconic James Bond
will make it the most talked about and exciting comic of 2015."
"We have the extraordinary opportunity to create the very best James Bond
stories that you've never read, and we have one of the most extraordinary contemporary adventure writers in the world to launch with," says Editor Mike Lake. "After more than 40 years in the business, this is the best project I've ever had a hand in, and am very proud to have helped bring it about."
"I've wanted to draw something Warren Ellis wrote since I first read his work on The Authority
," says artist Jason Masters. "Each of his carefully composed pages is filled with wonderful ideas that make you wish you were smarter. More ingenious than Warren's writing might be Dynamite's decision to have him write James Bond
. James Bond
by Warren Ellis! I'd buy that sight unseen if I wasn't lucky enough to be the guy drawing it."James Bond 007
will be solicited through Diamond Comic Distributors' Previews
catalog, the premiere source of merchandise for the comic book specialty market. Comic book fans are encouraged to reserve copies of James Bond 007
with their local comic book retailers. James Bond 007
will also be available for individual customer purchase through digital platforms courtesy of Comixology, Dynamite Digital, iVerse, and Dark Horse Digital. Fans and retailers are encouraged to follow Dynamite Entertainment and Ian Fleming Publications Ltd.'s official social media channels for the latest updates regarding creative teams and release dates.
Warren Ellis is an author, graphic novelist, columnist, and public speaker whose published works have been made into successful films, won multiple awards, and landed on bestseller lists. His novels include the New York Times
bestselling Gun Machine
and Crooked Little Vein
, which Joss Whedon (creator of Buffy the Vampire Slayer
) described as "funny, inventive, and blithely appalling... (it's) Dante on paint fumes." His graphic novel Global Frequency
is being developed for television by Jerry Bruckheimer and Fox. His graphic novelRed
was adapted into the film starring Bruce Willis and Helen Mirren, and key elements from his work on Marvel's Iron Man
comic book have served as the basis for the wildly popular film series. Ellis' extensive comic book writing includes Secret Avengers
, Moon Knight
, and The Authority
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Moonstone Books"I THINK IRENE WOULD MAKE A FANTASTIC SOLO BOOK" - LEAH MOORE ON IRENE ADLER07/06/15 @ 1:37 am EST
has a new release coming up later this year, The Black Bat Returns
. The 270 page prose contains stories of the classic pulp character along with the Green Lama
, Golden Amazon
and Domino Lady
. It includes stories by Ron Fortier, Bobby Nash, Adam L. Garcia, Colin B. Harvey, Sean Taylor, James Palmer, David Boop, David White
, and Josh Vogt
with a cover by Mike Fyles
.The Black Bat Returns
is due out in November 2015.
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JURASSIC WORLD IS NOW FIFTH HIGHEST GROSSING MOVIE OF ALL TIME WORLDWIDE07/06/15 @ 1:11 am EST
Writer Leah Moore
discusses Swords of Sorrow: Dejah Thoris/Irene Adler
#2, on sale now. Cover by Jay Anacleto
.BYRON BREWER: Leah, have you been surprised at the positive fan reaction and great critical acclaim Swords of Sorrow has received this summer?LEAH MOORE:
Not at all, I knew people would love it. Gail has a very loyal fan base, and there are so many great creators on board, it was always going to be a great event. Personally though, I have been pleasantly surprised with so many good reviews! Seems like people are really enjoying it so far, and I really hope they enjoy #3. It’s very nice to see the things you write having the desired effect!BB: What have you found the most challenging about bringing these two female heroes, Dejah Thoris and Irene Adler, together?LM:
I think the most challenging thing was the hugeness of the project, with all the worlds colliding, and then the very small space to make that work in. Re-reading my story as it comes out, I’m glad I fitted so much in, but it really felt like a squeeze at the time. Writing two women on two worlds, and have them both have adventures, and have it all make sense, in only 66 pages? That was the tough part!BB: In the telling of your tale, have there been any unexpected surprises that kind of caught you off guard as the writer of the piece?LM:
I think the vehemence of the characters when they met surprised me. I was all ready to fill in some pretty ho hum fighting chat, and then the voices just came out, and the characters wrote themselves really fun and badass and with a real warmth. Writing is always magic, but when your characters decide to hijack their dialogue, that actually feels incredible.BB: Which of these two heroines would you most like to get in a solo series if that came about?LM:
I think Irene would make a fantastic solo book, she’s a really flexible character, I an see her perfectly at home in any setting. I think her wit and her bravery make her just about the perfect hero for a series, and she can change her look or her public identity whenever you like, because she’s a master of disguise. Saying that, a book where maybe Dejah Thoris got to go to Virginia and take on John Carter’s world? A red skinned Martian woman in Civil War-era America? I’d write that, no doubt. She’d have a derby, and a duster jacket and ride a horse and dispense justice! Gimme all the books to write please!BB: What have you found most pleasing or challenging about participating in the Swords of Sorrow crossover event?LM:
The most pleasing thing has been the emails back and forth amongst all the women writing it. With normal comics jobs, you send in your script, you might get notes, and then art to approve, and stuff, but its not usually a chatty place to be. On SOS we’ve been in this big email group talking about our own stories, and each others, and just enjoying the company of all these other badass female writers. I wish more projects were like that, it’s been a blast.
For more information on Swords of Sorrow: Dejah Thoris & Irene Adler
#2, click here
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DEADPOOL FEATURED ON EW COMIC-CON VARIANT COVER07/06/15 @ 1:07 am EST
In four short weeks, Jurassic World
has roared up the worldwide box office charts and is now the fifth highest grossing film ever.
The fourth Jurassic film squeezed past Marvel's Avengers: Age Of Ultron
($1.383.5B)to become the 5th biggest worldwide grosser ever with $1.385B.
The film added $30.9M domestically and $42M internationally this weekend.
Now the question is: Does Jurassic World
have enough teeth to chase down Furious 7
? It currently sits in fourth place with $1,511.6B, but Furious 7 is only slightly behind Marvel's The Avengers,
which is in third with $1,518.6B.
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NEW FANTASTIC FOUR PREVIEW IMAGE FEATURES REED RICHARDS AND SUE STORM07/06/15 @ 1:02 am EST
Sweet chimichanga! Ryan Reynolds' R-rated superhero Deadpool
is featured onEntertainment Weekly's Comic-Con Bonus Issue.
20th Century Fox could own Hall H this year. With many people suspecting that attendees will get see the first official footage from Deadpool
. Maybe it too will leak?
The cover, which you view below, has our favorite anti-hero giving a thumbs up and cracking a fourth wall joke about Reynolds, who was PEOPLE's Sexiest Men Alive in 2010
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NEW ANT-MAN TV SPOT REVEALS AVENGER GUEST STAR IN NEW COSTUME07/06/15 @ 12:58 pm EST
Reed Richards and Sue Storm, arguably the most iconic couple in comics this side of Lois Lane and Clark Kent, are featured in a new preview image for Fox's upcoming adaptation of Fantastic Four
You can check it out above.
Miles Teller and Kate Mara star as the characters, who are referred to as brilliant minds ho want to "invent the future." The original tweet, which characterized them as "fighting for change," almost sounded like it should be Doctor Doom instead of Sue.Fantastic Four
, a contemporary re-imagining of Marvel's original and longest-running superhero team, centers on four young outsiders who teleport to an alternate and dangerous universe, which alters their physical form in shocking ways. Their lives irrevocably upended, the team must learn to harness their daunting new abilities and work together to save Earth from a former friend turned enemy.
The film stars Miles Teller, Kate Mara, Michael B. Jordan and Jamie Bell. Fantastic Four
is scheduled to be released in theaters on August 7, 2015.
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FANTASTIC FOUR: THE THING SPEAKS IN DENNY'S TV SPOT07/06/15 @ 12:52 pm EST
Marvel Entertainment tweeted a new Ant-Man
television spot today that features Sam Wilson/Falcon (Anthony Mackie). They quickly removed it from their timeline, but we were able to hunt it down.
At the 18-second mark of this international TV spot, you can see Falcon, in his Avengers: Age of Ultron
costume, step into frame. What's he doing there? You'll just have to find out when the film opens later this month.
Check it out in the video here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=s28O0JS11UY
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CHRISTOPHER REEVE'S DAUGHTER NAMES HER SON AFTER HER FATHER07/03/15 @ 10:51 pm EST
Latest Denny's commercial provides us with a new look at The Thing/Ben Grimm (Jamie Bell) from Josh Trank's Fantastic Four
The Thing grunts and groans because an outside disturbance prevents him fromclobberin' Denny’s new Thing Burger. It sounds delicious! "A 100% beef burger, melted cheddar with crispy hash browns and an egg your way!"
Check it out in the video here: https://youtu.be/jCCZA4oyY2o
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On Saturday, June 13, the daughter of Christopher Reeve (Superman
), Alexandra Reeve Givens, gave birth to a baby boy and named him Christopher Russel Reeve Givens in honor of her late father.
“He was named after his grandfathers on each side, two very important role models for Garren and Alexandra,” a representative of the family tells PEOPLE.
This the first child for Alexandra, 31, and her husband Garren Givens, 33.
Little Christopher was born in Washington, D.C., and weighed 8 lbs., 3 oz.