CHECK OUT COMIC VINE’S REVIEW OF FLASH GORDON12/01/11 @ 1:56 pm EST
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CONSTANTINE CASTING CALL SEEKS NEWBORNS AND INFANTS09/19/14 @ 5:16 pm EST
THE Comic Vine Review by Tony 'G-Man' Guerrero
If you ever seen Flash Gordon in animated, live-action or printed form, you will be in for a treat. If you're not familiar with the characters, get ready to meet them for the first time.
Whether you've read any of Flash Gordon's old exploits or watched the 80s movie or various animated attempts, the idea is known to pretty much everyone. Flash Gordon is a normal human who has been placed in a situation to save Earth from invaders.
Dynamite has revived several franchises over the years and many have been with great success. While I was never a true die-hard Flash Gordon fan, I became more than familiar with the characters due to the different portrayals over the years. I've enjoyed the different revivals Dynamite has taken with old properties and thought I'd give this series a shot, mainly due to Francesco Francavilla's involvement with the variant covers. I was more than pleasantly surprised.
The first wise decision was to keep this grounded in the original time period of 1934. The issue captures the feeling of what a Flash Gordon story should be like. The art is amazing. Daniel Indro is a name you should take note of. He gives that painted feel full of detail yet still remains true to the pulp-feel of the time period. Check out the first five pages below.For the full review visit Comic Vine
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DOCTOR WHO CHRISTMAS SPECIAL ADDS FROST AND TROUGHTON09/19/14 @ 5:08 pm EST
A casting call has gone out for dark haired or hispanic newborns or infants to appear as a featured role in an upcoming episode of NBC’s new series Constantine. The filming dates for the casting call are Sept 22nd, 24th, 25th and October 1st and 2nd.
Constantine, starring Matt Ryan, isn’t set to premier until October 24th. So with the slight reworking of the pilot to explain the change of cast, this might be one of the first few episodes of the season.
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CASE EXPLORES '30S NEW YORK IN "THE NEW DEAL"09/19/14 @ 4:54 pm EST
The BBC announced the cast for this year's Doctor Who Christmas episode and two names jump out.
Nick Frost (The World’s End) will reunite with Steven Moffat for the production which has begun filming.
The second name that jumped out is the recently returned to acting Michael Troughton (The New Statesman). The name Troughton is of course very familiar to Whovians as Michael’s father Patrick Troughton played the second incarnation of the Doctor.
The cast will also include Natalie Gumede, Faye Marsay and Nathan McMullen.
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CBR is reporting that Eisner-winning artist Jonathan Case, a self-described fan of filmmakers like Billy Wilder, reflects this in his coming comic book project.An OGN, "The New Deal" serves as an exhibit of Case's love for the 1930s era of American cinema. Coming September 2015 from Dark Horse Comics, "The New Deal" focuses on Frank, a bellhop, and Theresa, a maid, in their jobs at the historic Waldof-Astoria hotel in the mid-1930s. The story ramps up when a series of thefts occurs within the hotel, and the duo gets caught up in the middle of it. One part comedy, one part mystery and one part historical exploration, the OGN hopes to explore social and political themes of the era in a way that the original films never did. WARNER BROS CIRCLING DAVID AYER FOR DC COMICS’ ‘SUICIDE SQUAD’ 09/19/14 @ 4:45 pm EST
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GWEN STACY IS THE BIGGEST COMICS NEWS STORY OF THE WEEK09/19/14 @ 4:41 pm EST
With several unnamed DC Comic films already slated for release through 2020, it looks like one of those pics has been unveiled.
Sources tell Variety that “Fury” director David Ayer is the choice to direct Suicide Squad, based on the DC comic book series.
It is unknown where things stand in the dealmaking process as Warners would not comment, but sources say the studio feels Ayer is a good fit for the dark and edgy film.
Dan Lin is producing the pic from a script by Justin Marks.
The original comic series focused on a team of supervillains who were given a second chance by the government for redemption. The catch is that the mission they are sent on will likely end up killing all of them.
The group doesn’t include any major DC supervillains like the Joker or Lex Luthor, but the characters will likely have an opportunity to cross over between other DC properties and vice versa for non-Suicide Squad members appearing in this film.
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CBS JUMPS INTO COMIC GAME WITH SERIES COMMITMENT TO SUPERGIRL09/19/14 @ 2:43 pm EST
Garnering unprecedented buzz from all corners of the comic book industry, Marvel is proud to announce that EDGE OF SPIDER-VERSE #2
has sold out less than 24 hours of its release and will immediately head back to press for a second printing. You heard right, Gwen Stacy: The Sensational Spider-Woman will be swinging back into a comic shop near you as fans can’t get enough of this instant fan-favorite! She’s smart, charming and can lift a car – and she’s ready to enter the Spider-Verse
arena in a big way! Jason Latour, Robbi Rodriguez and Rico Renzi craft an exciting new spider-tale that has critics everywhere raving.
As the Spider-Verse
looms, meet one of its breakout stars as Gwen Stacy swings headlong into the biggest Spider-Man event of all time. Now is your chance to experience the issue that has everyone raving! Be there when Gwen Stacy dons her hood as Spider-Woman one more time asEDGE OF SPIDER-VERSE #2
returns to comic shops in October!
EDGE OF SPIDER-VERSE #2 2nd PRINTING VARIANT Written by JASON LATOUR Art & Cover by ROBBI RODRIGUEZ FOC 10/6/14, On-Sale 10/29/14
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GODZILLA SEQUEL LOCKS IN SKULL ISLAND SCREENWRITER09/19/14 @ 2:39 pm EST
The one network who hadn’t jumped on the comic book adaptation bandwagon now has.
Entertainment Weekly (via Bleeding Cool) is reporting that CBS has given a series commitment to Warner Bros. TV for Supergirl.
The show is being developed by Greg Berlanti (Arrow, The Flash) and will focus on a 24-year-old Kara Zor-El who has been hiding her powers that she shares with her famous cousin, but decides to finally embrace her abilities and become a hero.
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TIM SEELEY TALKS EVIL ERNIE: A DYNAMITE INTERVIEW ON BLEEDING COOL09/19/14 @ 2:27 pm EST
Legendary Pictures has found their screenwriter for the plannedGodzilla sequel. According to Deadline (via Bleeding Cool), Max Borenstein will write the screenplay for the sequel. Gareth Edwards will return as director.
There was talk at Comic Con this year about adding King Ghidorah, Mothra and Rodan to the second film, so Borenstein has some big monster action in his future. The writer also penned the script for Skull Island, the King Kong origin story, that just added Tom Hiddleston to star.
The Godzilla sequel is planned for June 8, 2018.
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JEREMY ATKINS LEAVES DARK HORSE09/19/14 @ 2:22 pm EST
With the success of the Chaos miniseries and the upcoming Evil Ernie #1 from Dynamite, now seemed like a good time to catch up with the man who lead the relaunch, Tim Seeley. Byron Brewer chatted with the Evil Ernie series writer about what he has in store for the demonic fiend.BYRON BREWER: Tim, many look upon you as the main architect of this Chaos! Universe revival since you wrote the initial limited series? Do you feel that responsibility?TS:
Yeah, somewhat! But, I also know I have a lot of work from the original material, and I have a bunch of great people to help me out, as well as a host of great writers and artist running with what we set up. Did you read PURGATORI 1? It was awesome.BB: Of all the Chaos properties, why did you chose to tackle Evil Ernie next after the Chaos LS came to a close?TS:
Ernie was my first. He was my first Chaos! character, and he was my first horror comic really. And you just never forget your first. Plus, my brother Steve had a great idea for an ongoing Ernie series, so I didn’t have to do as much work!BB: We are just to issue #2 so tell us about the Ernie in your book. How is he different from the Evil Ernie other readers may be used to from past tales?TS:
Well, hopefully he ISN’T too different as a character. The main adjustment we’ve made is to change his mission form one of MEGADEATH and killing the entire world, to having to fight against Mistress Hel’s followers at the behest of Lucifur. So, though Ernie is still doing some terrible stuff, he’s actually sort of the hero of the tale…BB: Will we see any Chaos U. guest stars in Evil Ernie? TS:
YES! A lot of them actually! Mistress Hel, Pagan, the Hells Belles, Mary Young and Lucifur all show up right away!BB: Servant of Lucifer?? How will Ernie survive these job responsibilities?TS:
Ha, well that undead thing will certainly help. And he’s got Smiley at his side. I think the qiestion will be; “Will everyone ELSE survive Ernie new job responsibilities?”BB: What is Mary Price’s place in this upcoming arcane war?TS:
Mary Young is tagging along to minimize casualties, and to act as a counter-Smiley…the angel on his shoulder rather than the devil. But she’s also got her own agenda. She wants to understand what made her brother what he is, while also trying to find a way to save him for his own purgatory!BB: So how is it working with your little brother Steve? TS:
It’s always easier when ya keep it in the gene pool. Plus, Steve knows exactly what I mean when I reference weird shit like “remember that one slasher movie we saw when we were kids?”BB: Why is artist Rafael Lanhellas right for a book like Ernie?TS:
Y’know at first, I wasn’t sure he WAS. But then we got the first issue, and I got to see how well he draws gore and mayhem, I was made a believer. So far, Rafael has mangled to make what we describe creepier and gorier, which isn’t easy to do!
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IMAGE COMICS ROSE CITY COMIC CON PANELS09/19/14 @ 2:02 pm EST
Longtime Dark Horse Comics Director of Publicity Jeremy Atkins announced on his Facebook page that he is leaving Dark Horse for a career in the world of craft beer, in the marketing team of Rogue Ales, after this weekend’s Rose City Comic Con.
Atkins has been with the company for ten years, including over seven in his current position.
Atkins said Dark Horse was "...where I have learned so much, made lifelong friends and been lucky enough to see the world preaching the four color gospel."
Atkins promised that a webcomic on which he is collaborating with the CBLDF’s Alex Cox would make its debut soon.
Jeremy has been a faithful source and friend as well as a fantastic cheerleader for Dark Horse Comics. He will be missed in the DH PR chair by Dynamic Forces,
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Image Comics is pleased to host two exciting panels at Rose City Comic Con this weekend in Portland, Oregon. The panels will be held on Saturday, Sept 20th from 12-12:50 p.m. and on Sunday, Sept 21st from 11-11:50 a.m. Come join us and listen to the the insight, advice, and anecdotes of the bestselling and award winning writers and artists making the best creator-owned comics the industry has to offer. See you there!
Image Comics Presents I is for Immediate
Room: Panel Room 2
Time: 12:00PM - 12:50PM
Separately, Kelly Sue DeConnick (Pretty Deadly), Matt Fraction (Sex Criminals), and Greg Rucka (Lazarus) have written some of the most compelling and intensely relatable comics on the stands. Together, these three writers are part of a wave of creators creating stories that reflect life as live it and the world as we know it. Join them as they discuss writing comics and striving for more.
Image Comics Presents I is for Irresistible
Room: Panel Room 2
Time: 11:00AM - 11:50AM
Comics art is better than ever and reaching new heights on a daily basis. Sloane Leong (From Under Mountains), Leila Del Duca (Shutter), and Ben Dewey (Tooth & Claw) share the secret to making great comics, sustaining creativity, and just how important artists are when it comes to storytelling in comics.