ANOTHER GREAT REVIEW FOR DYNAMITE’S FLASH GORDON!12/05/11 @ 5:11 pm EST
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HERE ARE YOUR FAVORITE NFL PLAYERS AS YOUR FAVORITE SUPERHEROES02/28/15 @ 1:43 pm EST
I was a tad cautious about this new acquisition by Dynamite
after several other classic heroes (Lone Ranger, Green Hornet,etc), as there’s already a Flash Gordon series from publisher Ardden, and has been for a while. However, this debut issue (at only $1!) is awesomely rousing with a great focus on action and drama.
Setting the story in 1934 (the year of the adventurer’s debut, courtesy of Alex Raymond) was a bold, but wise move. Not only does it set it apart from Ardden’s modernised take, it also gives Flash Gordon a unique flair for adventure, much like The Rocketeeer or Indiana Jones tales set roughly in the same era, do.
We first see Flash when he’s jumping from a burning plane, with cartographer Dale Arden in his arms. Handy captions introduce us to all the main players and Flash is instantly likeable due to that charming ’30s style and the fact that he’s a polo player once more. Flash and Dale are on a mission to find reclusive scientist Hans Zarkov. They do and he’s wonderfully crazy (well, at least a little bit). Zarkov believes there’s a way from our universe to others, and that inhabitants of said outer worlds have been visiting Earth for recruitment purposes. One dangerous space shuttle journey later and Flash and Dale see his point. On the last few pages three rebellious Mongo citizens visit Germany to hunt down Ming ally, Hitler. This was a pleasant surprise, adding one more layer to this daring tale.
Artist Alex Ross (Kingdom Come) has long been a fan of the character and an interview with him even shows up on the DVD of the 1980 film. His love is evident here in his character designs and art direction, a role (as well as variant cover artist) that has kept him busy with numerous series over the last few years at Dynamite. Not as outlandish as his designs for the Jack Kirby inspired titles, they evoke classic sci-fi trappings much like the rockets and alien thrones do. Throwing Ming’s snivelly right hand man Klytus from the film was a nice surprise too, and Ming really lives up to his Merciless title, with his disdain for pretty much everyone, including his slave girls and the entirety of the human race it would seem. More of a nuanced character and not at all a stereotype, Ming is like Darth Vader in Episode IV. We don’t see much of him, but we see enough to know that he’s a calculating despot.
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RED SONJA FILM GETS NEW SCREENWRITER02/28/15 @ 1:31 pm EST
For many, stars of professional sports
are the closest things to real life superheroes. They’re bigger, stronger, and faster than seems humanly possible. They’re able to perform feats beyond the capabilities of your average individual, jumping and twisting and barreling through opponents.
But just imagine: If the stars of the NFL really were
superheroes of comic book lore, who would be whom? The folks at NFL Memes went and matched up the biggest names in football
with the biggest characters in comics to answer that question with these incredible mashup renditions. Some are obvious, like Calvin Johnson as Megatron and Cam Newton as Superman, but others are pretty spot on. There’s Odell Beckham Jr. as Spider-Man, Peyton Manning as Iron Man, Rob Gronkowski as Thor, and – perhaps best of all – Andrew Luck as the Beast.
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CALIBER TO RELEASE 2 NEW GRAPHIC NOVELS AND A COMIC WRITING GUIDE02/28/15 @ 1:26 pm EST
A new Red Sonja
film has been in the works for quite some time now. It once had Robert Rodriguez
) attached to direct as a potential vehicle for his then-girlfriend Rose McGowan
. At another point writer / director Doug Aarniokoski
was working on it… but the project set up with Nu Image
just hasn’t moved forward much.
Word now is that Christopher Cosmos
has been brought on as screenwriter. Cosmos is a former VP of the managment-production company Benderspink
who left to pursue screenwriting. He sold his first script, The Fall
, a post-apocalyptic thriller in 2012.
Red Sonja was created by Roy Thomas
and Barry Windsor-Smith
, basing her on the Robert E. Howard
character of Red Sonya of Rogatino
from the 1934 short story Shadow Of The Vulture
. She first appeared in Conan The Barbarian
#23 in 1973 for Marvel Comics
and eventually lead to the 1985 film starring Brigitte Nielson
The character’s popularity waned for a while until around 2005 when Dynamite Entertainment
secured the rights from Red Sonja LLC
to publish new comics about the heroine. Dynamite has continued to publish the character for 10 years including the current on-going series by Gail Simone
and Walter Geovani
as well as including her in their newest event series Swords of Sorrow
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Caliber ComicsHOLLOW PRESS RELEASE INSANITY THIS MARCH WITH COLLECTIONS 02/28/15 @ 1:19 pm EST
is bringing three new books to the comic market: Nain Rouge: The Red Legend
, Knights of the Skull: Tales of the Waffen SS
and Comics Writing: Communicating With Comic Books
.Nain Rouge: The Red Legend
by Josef Bastian
, Carl Winans
and Patrick McEvoy
is the story of two average middle schoolers on a field trip to the Detroit Institue of Arts when they encounter the Nain Rogue (French for Red Dwarf). The Nain Rogue, as the “Steward of Straits”, was responsible for keeping harmony and balance in the natural world but when Antoine de Mothe Cadillac and French settlers arrived in the 1600s, a quarrel began and soon this turned into an angry brawl. It is said that as The Nain Rouge was chased away, a curse was flung from its lips onto the entire region of Detroit. The curse, it is rumored, befalls anyone who creates evil of their own will, and this will empower the Nain Rouge with greater strength throughout the centuries. And during the course of these centuries it has appeared to unsuspecting residences just prior to tragedy or misery befalling the person or area…Knights of the Skull: Tales of the Waffen SS
by Wayne Vansant
is collection of tales involving the German Waffen SS panzer tank units from World War II. Here Vansant brings us main stories called Battle Group Peiper and Witches’ Caldron, along with three short tales. Knights of the Skull covers the war experiences of young German troops on the Eastern Front; to the massacre of American troops near Malmedy on the Western Front; to the harsh conditions of a crushing winter and engagements against an unrelenting Soviet troop onslaught in the Battle of Cherkassy.Comics Writing: Communicating With Comic Books
unveils the basics in comics writing from Steven Philip Jones
, a professional comic book writer and instructor. Comics Writing shows you the step-by-step process of creating a comics script and how it is turned into a finished comics page. With the help of examples and comic book illustrations, this book will introduce you to: the different styles of comic book scripts; the tools of cartoon communications like panels, borders, and speech balloons; how to write a story as a comics script; the collaborative process between writer and artists; how to find and develop ideas for your comics stories; tips on creating characters; how to avoid common mistakes new comics writers often make; and other tips of the trade. If you’re a writer wanting to find out how to write comic books, or if you are any kind of communicator wanting to learn the basics of communicating by using the comics medium Comics Writing can be a valuable tool.
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Better known for their U.D.W.F.G. anthologies, the Italian underground comics publisher Hollow Press will be debuting two collections in March featuring works from artists Tetsunori Tawaraya and Shintaro Kago. ‘EI8HT’ #1 SELLS OUT, GOES TO SECOND PRINT02/28/15 @ 8:57 am EST
The collections debut March 31, but if readers pre-order by March 11 they will receive 15% off.
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NOELLE STEVENSON REVIVES MARVEL'S "RUNAWAYS" DURING "SECRET WARS"02/28/15 @ 8:51 am EST
Dark Horse Comics is proud to announce that Rafael Albuquerque and Mike Johnson’s critically acclaimed EI8HT #1
has sold out at the Diamond level and gone to a second printing.
Welcome to the Meld, an inhospitable dimension in time where Joshua, a chrononaut, finds himself trapped. With no memory or feedback from the team of scientists that sent him, he can’t count on anything but his heart and a stranger’s voice to guide him to his destiny.
The past is green, the present is purple, the future is blue—but the Meld is something else entirely. Emphasizing the incredible concept of the Meld, the second-printing cover by Rafael Albuquerque invites readers to experience a new adventure.
Find out why fans and critics are traveling in droves to the Meld. Order your second printing of EI8HT #1
today from your local comics retailer!EI8HT #1 (2nd Printing
(of 5) (DEC148728) Rafael Albuquerque (W/A/Cover) and Mike Johnson (W) On sale Mar 25FC, 32 pages$3.50Miniseries
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FOX'S DC COMICS TAKE 'LUCIFER' CASTS ITS STAR02/28/15 @ 8:46 am EST
When you're an adolescent, overbearing parents and teachers can seem like agents of evil. If you're a teen in the Marvel Universe, there is a distinct possibility that the authority figures keeping you down are literally supervillains. Writer Brian K. Vaughan and artist Adrian Alphonaperfectly demonstrated this premise with their 2003 series "Runaways", which introduced a team of all-new teen heroes and followed them as they went on the run from their supervillain parents.
The members of the Runaways became fan favorite characters upon their introduction and have starred in multiple volumes of their own self-titled series as well as being featured in books like"Avengers Arena" and "Avengers Undercover." Yet there hasn't been a "Runaways" series at Marvel since 2009 -- though that's about to change.
This May, the Marvel Universe as we know it will be no more with the onset of "Secret Wars."The event finds the remnants of the multiverse assembled into one patchwork planet calledBattleworld, but that doesn't mean the rebellious spirit of young heroes like the Runaways will be gone. This June, writer Noelle Stevenson ("Lumberjanes") and artist Sanford Greene ("Uncanny Avengers") will introduce a new incarnation of Marvel's defiant band of teen heroes with a new "Runaways" series set on Battleworld.
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CATWOMAN WRITER CONFIRMS SELINA KYLE IS BISEXUAL02/28/15 @ 8:37 am EST
Fox has found its Lucifer.
Rush alum Tom Ellis will star in the DC Comics adaptation, The Hollywood Reporter has learned.
The drama centers around Lucifer (Ellis), the Lord of Hell, who, bored and unhappy, resigns his throne and abandons his kingdom for the gorgeous, shimmering insanity of Los Angeles, where he gets his kicks helping the LAPD punish criminals.
The character of Lucifer was modeled after David Bowie and has appeared in Sandman and its spinoff via DC's Vertigo imprint. Lucifer made his debut inSuperman's Pal Jimmy Olsen No. 65 in 1962 before being revived in Neil Gaiman's critically praisedSandman in 1989.
Californication creator Tom Kapinos will pen the script for the Warner Bros. Television entry and exec produce via his Aggressive Mediocrity banner. Jerry Bruckheimer and his Jerry Bruckheimer Television topper Jonathan Littman will executive produce, while the company's KristieAnne Reed is set as a co-executive producer. Len Wiseman will executive produce and direct the pilot after serving in the same capacity on Fox's Sleepy Hollow.
EastEnders alum Ellis, repped by CAA, Hamilton Hodell and Anonymous Content, previously starred on USA Network medical drama Rush and played Victor Frankensteinon ABC's monster drama pilot Gothica two years ago.
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BATMAN'S VILLAINS TO THE RESCUE?!02/28/15 @ 8:28 am EST
There was some speculation following 2012’s Dark Knight Rises
that Selina Kyle, the Catwoman character played impeccably by Anne Hathaway, might be attracted to women. Christopher Nolan’s film depicted the villainess as using her sexuality to prey on and manipulate males, Bruce Wayne among them. The most tenderness she showed, it seemed, was directed towards her female flatmate, played byJuno Temple. And now, three years after those sexually confusing undertones, currentCatwoman
writer Genevieve Valentine has confirmed that Kyle—who first surfaced in a 1940s Batman
issue, and has had many a romantic encounter with the caped crusader—is indeed bisexual.
In the newest issue of Catwoman
, Kyle, who has bequeathed her iconic cat suit to a character named Eiko Hasigawa, is seen kissing her Catwoman successor. (Let’s not even delve into the psychological significance of Catwoman kissing Catwoman.) In a blog postpublished today, Valentine writes that confirming Kyle’s bisexuality had been a goal of hers.
“When I was first plotting out what I expected to be a six-issue arc, there were a few emotional beats I considered indispensable,” Valentine said of her work on the series, which began in October. “[O]ne was establishing Selina as canon bisexual . . . She’s flirted around it—often quite literally—for years now; for me, this wasn’t a revelation so much as a confirmation. And as [editor] Mark Doyle and I were first hashing out the relationships in this arc, Eiko seemed like the right person: intelligent, driven, in that uncanny valley of Almost Catwoman, and knows enough about Selina that their honesty has become something of a shelter in a situation that’s getting increasingly dishonest for everybody involved. The more we talked about it, the more it was something I wanted to make happen.”
Kyle, however, is not the first Catwoman to reveal herself as not being heterosexual. Kyle’s protégé Holly Robinson, who once wore the iconic cowl, is gay, and even earned Catwoman
a GLAAD Media Award for its portrayal of Robinson as an openly homosexual character.
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SUPERGIRL CASTS TWO FACES FROM KRYPTON'S PAST02/28/15 @ 8:22 am EST
The ultimate standoff between good and evil is about to commence in BATMAN #39, the second to last issue of Scott Snyder’s thrilling ENDGAME story arc.
But - as Batman has learned through his hunt for The Joker – he can’t do it alone. Batman will need to recruit others to help him save Gotham from The Joker’s lethal virus.
With a shrinking pool of allies and no other options, Batman makes a deal with the devil(s) and plays his final card: Shining the Bat-Signal upside-down, attracting several of his most dangerous foes.
That’s Right. Knowing the upside-down batsignal is a secret pact between his enemies – signaling the death of Batman - Batman turns to his adversaries for help!
Shocking his Bat-Family, see below as Batman asks his past villains to join him and his allies to stop The Joker from destroying the city. Will they succeed? What will become of The Joker?
BATMAN #39, scripted by Scott Snyder and illustrated by Greg Capullo is available in stores now!
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The awesome Supergirl
news continues to break, as two very familiar faces have been cast in mysterious roles in the show's pilot episode.
Dean Cain, who played Superman in the 1990s TV series Lois & Clark: The New Adventures of Superman
, and Helen Slater, who played Supergirl in the 1984 film Supergirl
, have joined the cast of the CBS/Warner Bros. pilot. Details about the roles they'll be playing are being kept under wraps (but we know that's not going to keep you from speculating!).
For a generation of TV viewers, Dean Cain is more or less Superman. While he's continued to carve out a successful career since Lois & Clark
wrapped, it's his playful banter with Teri Hatcher (who played Lois on the show) and rugged good looks at the Man of Steel that first made him a household name. Similarly, Helen Slater first grabbed attention as Kara Zor-El in the Supergirl theatrical film, but that's not the only time she's dipped into the DC Universe. She also memorably voiced Talia al Ghul in Batman: The Animated Series
and played Lara-El on Smallville
This is just the latest Supergirl
casting news to break in what's been a very busy week. Yesterdays, actors David Harewood and Chyler Leigh were announced in key roles, while on Monday, Calista Flockhart was cast in the role of Cat Grant.