REVIEW OF: FLASH GORDON: ZEITGEIST #1 12/02/11 @ 2:44 pm EST
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'X-MEN' SPINOFF 'DEADPOOL' GETS WINTER 2016 RELEASE DATE09/18/14 @ 9:26 pm EST
The savior of the universe finds a new home at Dynamite.
by Jesse Schedeen
Given how many pulp heroes Dynamite has snatched up the rights for in recent years, it's really not surprising to see Flash Gordon make the jump. And while Flash is certainly no stranger to comics, he looks to have found a good home. Flash Gordon: Zeitgeist is crammed full of pulpy goodness along with just the right dash of modern enhancements to the characters.
It's clear from the start that Alex Ross and Eric Trautmann aren't setting out to reinvent the wheel with this book. The basic plot of issue #1 closely follows the traditional origin story fans will know from the original comic strip or the movie. The writers even insert Ming's right-hand man Klytus into the comic mythology with an opening that closely mirrors the film. By the end of the issue, Earth is facing imminent destruction courtesy of Ming the Merciless, and Flash, Dale, and Dr. Zarkov are swept up into a larger world of pulpy sci-fi adventure.
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TNT NABS RIGHTS TO FIVE UPCOMING MARVEL PICS INCLUDING ĎAVENGERS: AGE OF ULTRONí09/18/14 @ 8:52 pm EST
Twentieth Century Fox and Marvel Comics are moving ahead with their long-gestating X-Men spinoff Deadpool.
The beloved Marvel character, aka Wade Wilson, is a talkative mercenary with a host of powers, including the ability to heal rapidly. Ryan Reynolds played Wilson in 2009's X-Men Origins: Wolverine, while Scott Adkins played the character of Deadpool after Wilson had transformed.
On Thursday, the studio announced that the movie will hit theaters Feb. 12, 2016. Tim Miller is set to direct the film.
News of Deadpool's release comes weeks after test footage of the project leaked briefly online. The sequence, featuring Reynolds, was shot several years ago, but nevertheless sparked intense conversation on social media.
Meanwhile, reports are Josh Trank's Fantastic Four reboot will move from June 19, 2015, to the Aug. 7 spot, while YA film adaptation Paper Townz -- based on the book by John Green — will move up from July 31, 2015, to June 19, the same corridor Fox used to release YA blockbuster The Fault in Our Stars, also based on a Green novel.
Fox is taking a cue from Disney and Marvel in relocating Fantastic Four to August, where Guardians of the Galaxy prospered this summer.
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MARVEL COMICS CREATES NEW CAPTAIN CITRUS09/18/14 @ 8:44 pm EST
Move over FX. TNT is clearly stepping up its game in the area of blockbuster movie acquisition deals.
The network has inked a licensing agreement with Marvel for the next five theatrical releases from Marvel Studios. This comes on the heels of its recent deal with Lionsgate to acquire network TV rights to the Hunger Games and Divergent movie franchises.
TNT’s most recent pact includes the network television premiere windows for Marvel’s Avengers: Age of Ultron, due in theaters next summer, and the third installment in the Captain America franchise, slated for release in 2016. Each of the five films is tentatively scheduled to premiere on TNT a little over two years after its theatrical release.
Avengers: Age of Ultron is the anticipated follow-up to Marvel’s The Avengers, reuniting the team of Marvel Comics characters including Iron Man, Captain America, Thor, The Incredible Hulk, Black Widow, Hawkeye, Nick Fury and more.
Based on the Marvel comic book series first published in 1941, the third chapter in the Captain America series will follow the alter ego of Steve Rogers as he continues his heroic adventures in a world of constant change.
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TIM DUNCAN TO APPEAR ON MARVEL COMIC COVER09/18/14 @ 8:29 pm EST
Marvel Comics transformed the original fat-headed, green cape-wearing Captain Orange into a buff hero who can fight evil with the likes of Captain America.
The newly minted superhero already has his first mission. He has to promote the benefits of orange juice in a country where carb-conscious dieters are increasingly turning away from even seemingly healthy beverages that nutritionists have slammed for having too much sugar.
The Florida Department of Citrus paid Marvel Comics $1 million to recreate the character in hopes of bolstering orange juice’s reputation as a healthy and wholesome drink.
The new Captain Citrus will be fit and promote healthy choices, starring alongside the Avengers in a custom Marvel Comic. The comic will reveal Captain Citrus’ background (he is born and raised as John Polk, the son of citrus growers) and his challenge (to fight an evil enemy called the Leader alongside other superheroes, including Captain America).
Bill Rosemann, the creative director of Marvel Comics, said Captain Citrus is given a choice by the Leader: “Join me and we can take over the world,” said Rosemann. “Should he betray his family and the Avengers?”
Fear not: Captain Citrus makes the right choice.
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COMIXOLOGY: VALIANT, ONI, IDW AND MORE PUBLISHERS ADD DRM-FREE OPTION09/18/14 @ 8:21 pm EST
Tim Duncan’s passion for comics and automobiles will come together this October when Duncan will appear on the front cover of Marvel's The Punisher. The front cover of the comic was drawn by Michael Choi, a San Antonio-native and self-proclaimed “bigger basketball nerd than comic book nerd.” Choi, who has been illustrating comics for Marvel for almost a decade, shared details with Spurs.com on how the front cover came to be:
“None of this would have happened if Tim wasn't a huge Marvel fan and The Punisher specifically. I really love that he's proud of the fact that he's a big comic book fan, and I always got a kick out of reading about him dressing up as The Punisher for Halloween, and incorporating the Punisher's logo on his knee brace. Everyone who knows about Tim Duncan beyond what he does on the court knows that about him, and as a comic book guy myself, I think that's awesome.
"Basically he and the guys at his BlackJack Speed Shop, along with the guys at the comic store Heroes and Fantasies, got together to put forth the idea of custom making a car that the Punisher might drive, kind of like the Batmobile is for Batman, but more gritty and realistic. The Punisher, whose real name is Frank Castle, is a grizzled, old-school vigilante dispensing justice, and while sometimes he has to remain incognito while staking out bad guys, when it comes to the actual "punishment" so to speak, he likes to make a big show to instill fear in his targets. Hence the big skull on his chest, and now his car.
"When the idea was presented to Marvel to see if they could have the car be an actual part of the Marvel universe, what basically started off as fan-fiction or basically "car-cosplay" (cars-play?) now became a part of official Punisher lore after Marvel said yes. The idea was to depict this on the cover of an official issue of "The Punisher" with Castle being given the car by Tim himself, after having had it built by San Antonio's own BlackJack Speed Shop.
"Marvel then asked me to draw it after the guys at Heroes and Fantasies recommended me. I've drawn comics for Marvel for almost a decade now, having spent years on books like X-Men, Thor, and Fantastic Four, and now drawing covers for the new Superior Iron Man title, but I'd never drawn the Punisher before. So even before I knew the specifics of the projects I would have loved to have taken it on, but as a huge San Antonio Spurs fan, having grown up in San Antonio, and with my parents still living in San Antonio and running two local Japanese restaurants off NW Loop 410, after having watched the Memorial Day Miracle live from the nosebleed section to suffering through Ray Allen's dagger, to the Spurs coming back to dominate this year's Finals for our fifth NBA Championship, I jumped on the chance to draw Tim Duncan in a real-life Marvel book! Also, the Heroes and Fantasies store on Pat Booker in Universal City was my first regular comic book store, so it really felt like I'd come full circle.
"I loved drawing this cover. It took about three days, beginning to end. It was important to me to get Tim's face and demeanor right, it was really hard to try and capture his look without being able to put him in a #21 jersey! But I'm really happy with the final product, and I'm really proud that although Marvel asked me if I could put a prominent Punisher skull on the car keys, I chose to sacrifice that in order to draw big fat championship ring on Tim's hand instead, and put that in the center instead!"
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MATT FRACTIONíS CASANOVA RETURNS TO IMAGE IN STYLE09/18/14 @ 8:14 pm EST
IDW Publishing, Valiant Entertainment, Oni Press, Fantagraphics Books, Aspen Comics, Action Lab Entertainment, Th3rd World Studios, A Wave Blue World, Blind Ferret Entertainment, Caliber Comics, Creative Impulse Entertainment, Devil's Due Entertainment, GT Labs Comics and Kingstone Media will add the downloadable backup option to selected comics.
"After the wildly successful launch during Comic-Con International we're thrilled to offer our customers an even greater selection with this next wave of publishers offering DRM-free backups," said comiXology VP of communications and marketing Chip Mosher.
"We look forward to continuing to work with more publishers in offering DRM-free backups to comics fans worldwide."
The first wave of publishers to join the scheme in the summer were Image Comics, Dynamite Entertainment, Zenescope Entertainment, MonkeyBrain Comics, Thrillbent, and Top Shelf Productions.
The digital rights management-free option allows users to download and store their purchases as files free from the usual comiXology restrictions.
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EDGE OF SPIDER-VERSE #1 SELLS OUT. SECOND PRINTING ON THE WAY09/18/14 @ 8:07 pm EST
Image Comics is very pleased to announce the return of CASANOVA by Matt Fraction (SEX CRIMINALS, SATELLITE SAM, Hawkeye), Gabriel Bá (The Umbrella Academy, Daytripper), and Fábio Moon (Daytripper, B.P.R.D.) in a series of deluxe hardcover “Complete Editions.” The first of these, CASANOVA VOLUME 1: LUXURIA, will be released in October 2014, followed by CASANOVA VOLUME 2: GULA in November, and CASANOVA VOLUME 3: AVARITIA in December.
Casanova “Cass” Quinn was born into a life of privilege but turned his back on it to pursue his own interests — namely stealing, spying, and living a hedonistic life with few moral compunctions. The black sheep in a family of international super-spies, Cass is pulled back into their sphere after an evil organization targets the Quinns. In a game of hidden agendas and double espionage across parallel universes, Cas must choose an identity. Is he the decadent thief named Casanova Quinn? Or is he the top secret agent named… Casanova Quinn?
Writer Fraction is known for his metafictional winks and deft melding of genres in the mega-hit SEX CRIMINALS, and CASANOVA puts his skill at the forefront in a science fiction spy story shot through with psychedelia, with gorgeous art by renowned Brazilian artists Bá and Moon.
In January 2014, Image Comics announced that CASANOVA would return with a fourth volume, ACEDIA, co-written by Fraction and Pulitzer Prize-winning author Michael Chabon.
Each Complete Edition of CASANOVA collects four issues of the critically-acclaimed series in a deluxe, oversized hardcover volume, complete with covers and extra content. VOLUME 1: LUXURIA will be in comic book stores on October 22 and bookstores on November 4; VOLUME 2: GULA will be in comic book stores on November 12 and bookstores on November 25; VOLUME 3: AVARITIA will be in comic book stores on December 17 and bookstores on December 30. All are now available for pre-order.
CASANOVA VOLUME 1: LUXURIA by Matt Fraction and Gabriel Bá ISBN 978-1-63215-161-2 Diamond Comics code AUG140576 168 pages, hardbound, full color $29.99 Rated Mature In comic book stores 10/22; bookstores 11/4
CASANOVA VOLUME 2: GULA by Matt Fraction and Fábio Moon ISBN 978-1-63215-181-0 Diamond Comics code SEP140603 168 pages, hardbound, full color $29.99 Rated Mature In comic book stores 11/12; bookstores 11/25
CASANOVA VOLUME 3: AVARITIA by Matt Fraction and Fábio Moon ISBN 978-1-63215-191-9 Diamond Comics code OCT140617 176 pages, hardbound, full color $29.99 Rated Mature In comic book stores 12/17; bookstores 12/30
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EXCLUSIVE 'JUSTICE LEAGUE' ANIMATED SERIES ON MACHINIMA09/18/14 @ 4:09 pm EST
The biggest Spider-Man event of all time is just around the corner, and critics and fans can’t get enough Spider-Verse! Today, Marvel is proud to announce that EDGE OF SPIDER-VERSE #1, the return of Spider-Man Noir, has sold out at the distributor level (though copies may still be available at retail level). To meet demand, EDGE OF SPIDER-VERSE #1 will immediately head back to press for a second printing, available in early October.
Writers David Hine, Fabrice Sapolsky and artist Richard Isanove return to the grit and gristle of NYC circa 1939 for the return of fan-favorite Spider-Man Noir. But will his return be short-lived? Spider-Verse looms on the horizon, and Spider-Men and Spider-Women from every universe are being targeted. Edge of Spider-Verse brings you five brand new one shots spanning multiple universes and the Spider-powered heroes who inhabit them. No fan can afford to miss the opening salvo of Spider-Verse that has critics raving!
The pieces are moving in to place, and now is your chance to jump on board the biggest Spider-Man event of all time. It will take thousands of Spider-Men and Spider-Women to battle back Morlun, and Spider-Man Noir is just the beginning.
Don’t miss one moment of the action when EDGE OF SPIDER-VERSE #1 returns for a second printing this October!
EDGE OF SPIDER-VERSE #1 2nd PRINTING VARIANT (AUG148110) Written by DAVID HINE & FABRICE SAPOLSKY Art & Cover by RICHARD ISANOVE FOC 09/29/14, On-Sale 10/22/14
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EISNER AWARD WINNER GERARD WAY MAKES HIS MARVEL DEBUT FOR EDGE OF SPIDER-VERSE #509/18/14 @ 3:48 pm EST
YouTube network Machinima has exclusive rights to Justice League: Gods and Monsters Chronicles
, a three-part animated series that ties intoJustice League: Gods and Monsters
, a new OVA that will be released in 2015.
The storyline for both revolves around an alternate Justice League in which the core characters, Superman, Batman, and Wonder Woman, are darker versions of their normal selves.
The short series is the first project from Warner’ Bros. new digital content production unit. DC parent Warner Bros. invested $18 million in Machinima earlier this year.
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DF REVIEW: EDGE OF SPIDER-VERSE #209/18/14 @ 8:13 am EST
Prepare for the biggest Spider-Man event of all-time as every Spider-Man from every universe unites to stop a threat that could spell extinction for their kind! Today, Marvel is proud to present your first look at EDGE OF SPIDER-VERSE #5
– the final chapter in the blockbuster 5-issue mini-series showcasing different Spider-Men (and women) of the Spider-Verse! Eisner Award-winning writer Gerard Way (Umbrella Academy
) makes his Marvel debut alongside rising star artist Jake Wyatt for a Spider-Man tale unlike any other!
“In a futurist city fairly different from the New York we are familiar with, our version of Spider-Man takes the shape of a government project: SP//dr
,” says Gerard Way. “SP//dr is comprised of three vital components: a pilot, a machine, and a radioactive sentient spider acting as one half of the brain that makes it all work. Peni Parker is a young girl, who, left parentless, is adopted by her Aunt May and Uncle Ben, the two heads of the SP//dr project. When they realize Peni is the only one who can successfully pair with SP//dr, they make the unorthodox decision to train her as SP//dr's newest pilot.”
As Peni Parker suits up in her incredible spider-powered armor, explore the incredible new universe she inhabits. Yet even though, she pilots her unstoppable machine, it still may not be enough to save her universe from the onslaught of Morlun.
Edge of Spider-Verse concludes in grand fashion this October as Way & Wyatt take you to an incredible new universe in EDGE OF SPIDER-VERSE #5
Plus, don’t miss out on these exciting Edge of Spider-Verse
tie-in issues of your favorite ongoing series:
· Superior Spider-Man #32 & #33
· Amazing Spider-Man #7 & #8
· Spider-Man 2099 #5
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By BYRON BREWER
For some characters like Mar-Vell, Jean Grey, Bucky Barnes once, and yes, Spidey’s former squeeze Gwen Stacy, their best moment in comics was their deaths.
Not anymore … at least for one alternate world’s Gwen Stacy.
She is now your friendly neighborhood Spider-Woman!
Yes, Edge of Spider-Verse
#2 is what #1 SHOULD have been: a jazzy, self-contained, rollicking story that shows who this character is and why she/he deserves to be counted among the combatants of the upcoming “Spider-Verse” event.
Peter Parker of this Earth shows up for barely a splash page in Jason Latour and Robbi Rodriguez’s stunningly personal tale of how Gwen got her spider-powers, how it affects her life, and how many of the familiar characters gather around her to spin a whole new web around the Spidey mythos.
By the time the true story begins, we as readers are so invested in this world it is hard to believe this book has NOT been around since the 1960s. Who knew that Gwen would make such a wonderful, entertaining and fun heroine? Well, I guess Latour!
Seriously, both the super-heroics and the personal side of Gwen (always the heart of a Spidey story) showed in this mag are involving, from our protagonist’s role as percussionist in MJ’s band to the lithe figure of her beautifully-designed costumed self sliding down the concrete canyons.
I cannot praise the art of Rodriguez and the colors of Rico Renzi enough. They create a totally different world for Gwen, and their storytelling ability is no more powerful than in the tense confrontation between Spider-Woman and her father, Captain Stacy.
Now THIS is the Spider-Woman I want to read about. Ongoing, please?