ANOTHER GREAT REVIEW FOR DYNAMITE’S FLASH GORDON!12/05/11 @ 5:11 pm EST
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BATMAN SPOILS THE PARTY IN NEW CLIP FROM LEGO'S "GOTHAM CITY BREAKOUT"06/29/16 @ 10:56 am 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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JAPANESE ‘GHOSTBUSTERS’ THEME MAY BE THE BEST VERSION YET06/29/16 @ 10:50 am EST
Warner Bros. Animation has released another hilarious clip from its upcoming "LEGO DC Super Heroes -- Justice League: Gotham City Breakout" animated film, along with announcing a West Coast premiere for the film in Los Angeles that fans are invited to attend.
The latest DC Comics-based LEGO animated film will host its West Coast premiere at Noon on Saturday afternoon, July 9, 2016 at the The Paley Center for Media (465 North Beverly Drive in Beverly Hills). Voice actors Will Friedle (Nightwing), Jason Spisak (Joker) and Eric Bauza (Bane), and producer Brandon Vietti, director Matt Peters and writer Jim Krieg will attend the screening for a panel presentation and autograph signing.
The event will also include special LEGO prizes for all kids in attendance, photo opportunities with "LEGO DC Comics Super Heroes" standees, collectible posters, and more.
To request tickets, send an email to LEGOBreakoutLA@gmail.com, meeting the following rules: "RSVP emails MUST include the first & last name of the entrant, a valid email address, and how many tickets are being requested. No need for pleas, no begging, no extra words – just three simple lines of information. And please only apply once."
Tickets will be awarded on a first come first serve basis.
Check out the new clip from the animated film here: https://youtu.be/CneIouspFoQ
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KIRK & SPOCK MAKE A GOOD TEAM IN NEW ‘STAR TREK BEYOND’ SPOTS06/29/16 @ 10:48 am EST
The “Ghostbusters” reboot may have found its greatest take on the material yet in the form of a cover of the original Ray Parker Jr. “Ghostbusters” theme by Japanese comedians Tomochika, Oniyakko Tsubaki, Naomi Watanabe and Shizuyo Yamasaki.
The dazzling new video, played mostly for laughs, features the four comedians donning the “Ghostbusters” suits and proton packs, intercut with new and old footage from the upcoming Paul Feig-directed reboot — featuring clips with Chris Hemsworth’s receptionist character and the Stay Puft Marshmallow Man, among others.
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L’il AbnerMARVEL NOW! – FALL 201606/29/16 @ 10:31 am EST
character Fearless Fosdick, a parody of Dick Tracy, is guest-starring this week in the Sunday and daily Dick Tracy
Fosdick was introduced in the L’il Abner
strip by Al Capp in the 1940s; in the story Abner was a fan of the Tracy-like detective. Fosdick’s adventures were a step beyond, though, battling villains such as the Chippendale Chair and Anyface.
In the Dick Tracy
strip this week, the villain is L’il Abner
character Evil-Eye Fleegle. The strips featuring Fearless Fosdick are running June 26 through Sunday, July 3.
Publisher and author Denis Kitchen brought the two parties together. The strip is being produced by Joe staton (art), Mike Curtis (script), Shelley Pleger (inks and lettering), Shane Fisher (Sunday coloring) and Lt. Walt Reimer (police advisor).
Source: Marvel | Categories: Marvel | Comments (0) | E-mail Article | Add a CommentJON STEWART WAS CUT FROM BATMAN V SUPERMAN: DAWN OF JUSTICE06/29/16 @ 4:31 am EST
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The delay in getting Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice into theaters (it eventually came out almost a year after it was originally going to) seems to have cost one major American media figure his cameo.Jon Stewart, who in addition to having a name that sounds like he should be a Green Lantern was also the longtime host of Comedy Central's The Daily Show, appears as one of the many media pundits discussing Superman's impact on the world in the Ultimate Cut of the film -- about a half an hour longer than the theatrical cut, and just released on streaming services like Vudu, iTunes and Amazon.It seems likely that the ten-month delay between the film's original planned release date and its eventual release in March of this year led to Stewart being cut. After all, he had a high-profile exit from The Daily Show in August of last year. Having him hosting the show in Batman v Superman would have immediately dated the film.The oddest thing about it is that Stewart makes reference to something that doesn't happen -- even in the extended cut of the film -- that Superman is "no longer American." It almost sounds as though this isn't in reference to the events of Batman v Superman, but an unused monologue from around the time of Action Comics #900, when Man of Steel writer David S. Goyer famously wrote a controversial backup story that featured Superman calling himself a "citizen of the world" and renouncing his U.S. citizenship.The oddest thing about it is that Stewart makes reference to something that doesn't happen -- even in the extended cut of the film -- that Superman is "no longer American." It almost sounds as though this isn't in reference to the events of Batman v Superman, but an unused monologue from around the time of Action Comics #900, when Man of Steel writer David S. Goyer famously wrote a controversial backup story that featured Superman calling himself a "citizen of the world" and renouncing his U.S. citizenship. HARRISON FORD RECORDED NEW HAN SOLO DIALOGUE FOR LEGO STAR WARS: THE FORCE AWAKENS06/29/16 @ 4:19 am EST
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LEGO Star Wars: The Force AwakensCAITY LOTZ SAYS SARA MIGHT GET A NEW GIRLFRIEND IN LEGENDS OF TOMORROW SEASON 206/29/16 @ 4:14 am EST
is now out for basically everything under the twin suns: PS4, PS3, PS Vita, Xbox One, Xbox 360, Wii U, Nintendo 3DS, Windows PC, Mac, and iOS. While the last few LEGO
games have taken dialogue directly from films, lending a new level of authenticity to the games, this one goes one step further, with brand-new stories, and new dialogue recorded by many castmembers from Star Wars: The Force Awakens
That includes Harrison Ford, in the first video gamevoiceover work for the actor, returning again as Han Solo, pictured above at his recording session. But he's just the tip of the iceberg, as Daisy Ridley (Rey), John Boyega (Finn), Adam Driver (Kylo Ren), Carrie Fisher (Leia Organa), Anthony Daniels (C-3PO), Domhnall Gleeson (General Hux), Gwendoline Christie (Captain Phasma), Lupita Nyong’o (Maz Kanata), Max von Sydow (Lor San Tekka), Oscar Isaac (Poe Dameron), and more have original dialogue in the game.
With 200+ characters, 80 vehicles and creatures, five hub areas, the full story from the film, plus all-new story missions that tell stories like how Han and Chewie captured the Rathtars or how C-3PO got his red arm, there's plenty in LEGO Star Wars: The Force Awakens
to keep Star Wars
fans occupied until Rogue One
hits theaters this December.
LEGO Star Wars: The Force Awakens
is rated “E10+” for everyone 10 and older by the ESRB and is now available for PlayStation®4 system and Xbox One at a suggested retail price of $59.99; PlayStation®3 system, Xbox 360 and Wii U at a suggested retail price of $49.99; Windows PC (Steam) and Mac at a suggested retail price of $39.99; PlayStation®Vita system and Nintendo 3DS at a suggested retail price of $29.99; and play the first chapter for free on iPhone, iPad and iPod touch devices, with subsequent levels, character packs and additional content available throughout the year via in-app purchases.
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BEDTIME FOR BATMAN SET FOR AUGUST RELEASE06/29/16 @ 4:09 am EST
Sara Lance has loved, and Sara Lance has lost. As a rare prominent bisexual superhero character on television, having appeared on Arrow
and now a series regular on Legends of Tomorrow
, she's gone a year without any real romantic entanglements (though there were certainly some flirtations) while hopping through time with her cohorts on the Waverider. It sounds, however, like that might change in season two.
"I think Sara might get a new girlfriend!" actress Caity Lotz teased to Moviefone
. The actress also said she hopes that Katrina Law, who plays Sara's ex, Nyssa al Ghul can make a guest appearance despite her own new series. "She worked it in her deal so that she could come and see us!"
Lotz also expressed her personal desire to go on The Flash
and/or for Legends
to visit Earth Two from that series.
"I think it'd be really cool to see the Black Siren, which is Katie Cassidy. I want to see Katie Cassidy and Danielle Panabaker's evil alter egos. I want to go head-to-head with them," Lotz said. She also speculated that her alter-ego on Earth Two would be "chill and simple. I'd be, like, a librarian, or knit scarves. That's what Sara does in Earth Two."
And if it looks like she's doing a lot of her own fighting on the show? That's because she is! The actress was an accomplished martial artist before turning to acting, and keeps herself training even during her off season.
"I started with dance. And I used to go to this gym to go flip around and breakdance. There were martial artists at the same gym, and I started teaching them to dance, and then they started teaching me martial arts. And I was like, 'Ooh, this is fun.' Then I thought maybe I'd want to be a stunt girl," Lotz revealed.DC's Legends of Tomorrow
returns to The CW Thursday, October 13, 2016 at 8pm. The other DC series on The CW will air Monday-Wednesdays at 8pm, as well.
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Even Batman needs a good night's sleep every now and again, and so do any little would be crimefighters that look up to him.
Writer Michael Dahl has crafted a story just for them with his latest book. This will be the most recent entry in Dahl's "Goodnight" series, which includes Goodnight Baseball
, Goodnight Football
, and Goodnight Hockey
. While he's written over 100 children books during his career, this is his first in conjunction with DC Comics, so it's fitting that Batman would be the star.Bedtime for Batman
is a sweetly themed sleep time story for kids, and part of the reason they'll love it is the fantastic artwork by Ethen Beavers, who's artwork has graced the pages of DC Super Friends countless times, including Bad Weather
, Big Heroes
, Flying High
His art is just the perfect accompaniment for a superhero bedtime story.
"When I was a kid I ate, breathed, and slept comic books. I wanted to be a superhero, so this book is for all those kid heroes out there. Be brave, be strong, and get some sleep!" says author Dahl.Bedtime for Batman
is set to release in stores and online on August 1st.