|RIVERDALE'S LEADING LADIES MEET THE WOMEN OF DYNAMITE THIS MAY02/15/19 @ 7:32 pm EST
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MARVEL STUDIOS SALUTES ARMED FORCES DAY IN NEW FEATURETTE05/19/19 @ 10:32 pm EST Dynamite Entertainment announces the most unexpected and exciting crossover of the year...Red Sonja and Vampirella Meet Betty and Veronica!
Dynamite's first ever crossover with Archie Comics could not be any bigger. The flagship Women of Dynamite come face to face with Riverdale's leading ladies to solve a string of paranormal, unsolved murders. When Drakulon and Hyrkania drop off their famous vampire hunter and sword-wielding barbarian into the small, sleepy town something is surely afoot.
Amy Chu (Red Sonja, KISS: The End, Poison Ivy) returns to the fiery-haired She-Devil to write even more of a fish out of water tale than her fan favorite Worlds Away arc. Joining her on the art side is Maria Laura Sanapo (DC Comics Bombshells, Charmed) who just drew the Vampirella Valentine's Day Special. Together these two women will chronicle the incomparable charm of their four leading ladies.
Both Dynamite and Archie have had great crossovers with the biggest publishers in the industry! Archie Comics has a long history of fun crossovers with pop culture and comic book icons, blending Americana with horror, sci-fi, rock and roll, and more. From Batman, The Punisher, The Ramones, KISS, and even The Predator, Archie and the gang have had countless encounters with strange and deadly forces in the town of Riverdale. Even with so many famous faces having visited, nothing has prepared Betty & Veronica as they meet two of the most legendary women in comics.
Amy Chu remembers having a Josie and the Pussycats lunchbox as a kid and shared some other Archie memories, "Archie was one of the few comics my Mom would buy for us now and then. We didn’t have a lot of money growing up so my mom wasn’t about to blow it all on comics." Such a big deal crossover can be daunting to even seasoned pros like Chu, "Whereas I've done quite a bit of Red Sonja to date, this is my first Archie book, and also Vampirella. Of course there's the challenge of pulling it off, not every kind of story is suited for this kind of team up." On what fans can expect from this series, "What would bring these four women together? A mysterious spree of supernatural killings in Riverdale High, of course!"
Fans of these characters and newcomers alike will jump for joy when faced with the impossible decision of which covers to choose from. Why not collect them all?
Fay Dalton (James Bond: Casino Royale, Nancy Drew & the Hardy Boys) kicks things off with her painterly style perfectly accentuating the crimson mane of Sonja and the teenage pep of the Riverdale girls in the locker room. Also represented are Archie Horror legends Francesco Francavilla (Afterlife with Archie, Black Panther, Will Eisner's The Spirit), Robert Hack (Chilling Adventures of Sabrina, Elvira Mistress of the Dark) and Laura Braga (Blossoms 666, Harley & Ivy Meet Betty & Veronica, DC Comics Bombshells). Paulina Ganucheau (Peter Cannon: Thunderbolt, Mother Panic) brings her always adorable style with a cover featuring fashionable reinterpretations for Red Sonja and Vampirella's timeless costumes. Dynamite continues its tradition of fun cosplay covers with women portraying the four heroines for this series. Last but certainly not least, no series starring the Archie characters would be complete without a contribution from the legendary Dan Parent, who has written and drawn everyone's favorite teens for over 30 years!
"We've wanted to play in the sandbox with the Dynamite gang for some time, and I'm really happy the stars aligned on this one,” said Archie Comics Co-President Alex Segura. “Amy Chu's story is a fun, energized romp that brings together our iconic duo of Betty and Veronica with Vampi and Red Sonja. Four badass ladies join forces for a crossover you won't forget. What more could you want?"
"Like so many comic book fans, Archie was a constant favorite as a youngster. I've been so impressed with how they've taken the publishing to a new level in recent years with diverse stories like the Archie Horror line and the New Riverdale relaunch. And like so many others, I'm glued to my TV watching Riverdale now," said Nick Barrucci. "I just knew we had to do this crossover for the fans!"
Red Sonja and Vampirella Meet Betty and Veronica #1 will be solicited in Diamond Comic Distributors’ March 2019 Previews catalog, the premier source of merchandise for the comic book specialty market, and slated for release in May 2019. Comic book fans are encouraged to preorder copies with their local comic book retailers. It will also be available for individual customer purchase through digital platforms courtesy of Comixology, Kindle, iBooks, Google Play, Dynamite Digital, ComicsPlus, and more!
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‘JOHN WICK: CHAPTER 3’ HITS $92M GLOBAL BOW FOR FRANCHISE BEST05/19/19 @ 10:23 pm EST
In commemoration of Armed Forces Day Saturday, Marvel Studios
released a video tying in the rich military heritage of Brie Larson's Captain Marvel
character to the occasion.
Larson, whose Carol Danvers is a U.S. Air Force pilot, worked with genuine Air Force personal while researching the character. And it shows in the film flashbacks as Carol unscrambles a complex origin that was even more complicated in the comics.
Armed Forces Day Featurette: https://twitter.com/i/status/1129869270760878080
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Deadline'AVENGERS: ENDGAME' PASSES 'AVATAR' AT DOMESTIC BOX OFFICE05/19/19 @ 10:15 pm EST
is reporting that Lionsgate’s John Wick: Chapter 3 – Parabellum
took out a hit on its predecessors at the international box office, opening to $35.2M in 66 markets. In each of those, the starts were higher than John Wick
and John Wick: Chapter 2
Coupled with the terrific domestic launch, the global cume through Sunday is $92.23M for a franchise-best debut.
The Keanu Reeves-starrer landed at No. 1 in 53 of its bows, led by the UK at 62% over John Wick 2
. Last time around, that film’s best offshore play was ultimately in Germany, the UK and Russia with solid numbers throughout Asia. That’s the case again here so far — although Germany, France and Spain are among the markets still to release on JW3
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NEW 'STAR TREK' VID: SPOTLIGHT ON PATRICK STEWART'S PICARD05/19/19 @ 10:01 pm EST
Screen Rant reports that Avengers: Endgame has passed Avatar to become the second highest-grossing film of all-time at the domestic box office.
At this point, there's little to add to the conversation about the Marvel Studios film's unprecedented commercial run, during which the film shattered numerous box office records and posted figures that were at one point thought to be unfathomable. It's rare for a highly-anticipated blockbuster such as this to exceed expectations, but that's precisely what happened and Endgame has been climbing up the charts.
Opening with $350 million domestically and $1.2 billion worldwide, Endgame immediately became a threat for the all-time box office crowns. Crossing the $2 billion mark in the blink of an eye, it remains on pace to surpass James Cameron's Avatar and top the $2.7 billion worldwide gross of the 2009 sci-fi epic. As Endgame inches closer to that milestone, it's just beaten Cameron's movie in the U.S.
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CBS All Access'WESTWORLD': SEASON 3 TRAILER05/19/19 @ 9:50 pm EST
has released a featurette spotlighting Patrick Stewart's Captain Picard, the character soon to have a series of his own on the streamer.Star Trek: Picard
is expected to debut in late 2019.
Source: HBO | Categories: MIsc | Comments (0) | E-mail Article | Add a CommentDUNGEONS & DRAGONS: INFERNAL TIDES COMIC BOOK HEATS UP IDW PUBLISHING IN NOVEMBER05/17/19 @ 7:52 pm EST
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IDW PublishingDISNEY'S META TAKE ON 'RESCUE RANGERS' FINDS ITS DIRECTOR WITH LONELY ISLAND'S AKIVA SCHAFFER05/17/19 @ 7:51 pm EST
reunites the Dungeons & Dragons: Legends of Baldur’s Gate
creative team of writer Jim Zub
and artist Max Dunbar
for an all-new adventure:Dungeons & Dragons: Infernal Tides
! Debuting in November 2019, the five-issue miniseries delves into the mythology established in the highly-anticipated D&D adventure Baldur’s Gate: Descent into Avernus
arriving on September 17.
In Infernal Tides
, fan-favorite Minsc and his friends are caught in the middle of devil-tainted corruption that has taken hold of Baldur’s Gate. Unravelling the secret of its source will take the heroes to unexpected places and threaten the sanctity of their very souls. Even if they survive this perilous journey, there will be Hell to pay!
"Dungeons & Dragons: Infernal Tides
is a wild ride through some of my favorite parts of D&D lore," says Jim Zub. "Getting the chance to help develop the story and setting for a brand new D&D sourcebook directly with the D&D team, having Max Dunbar contribute key concept art to that adventure, and then getting both of us back at IDW to create a brand new comic story that propels Minsc and the rest of the Baldur's Gate heroes into the same kind of devilish danger is an absolute dream come true. This comic is going to be pure D&D-fueled adrenalin. I can't wait for readers to see how it all rolls out.
“I’m so connected to these characters,” Jim continues, “that I’m shaving my head and donning the purple makeup and leather armor to play as Minsc at D&D Live 2019: The Descent. Watch me roll some dice with Chris Perkins as DM and Matthew Mercer playing Boo in the final part of The Descent at dungeonsanddragons.com on May 18 at 8pm PT.”
"I am so thrilled to be able to return to D&D comics with Jim Zub in Dungeons & Dragons: Infernal Tides
," says Max Dunbar. “This story plunges our Heroes of Baldur's Gate into an adventure of a scope and scale we haven't seen yet in these comics. We'll dive into the heart of locations and events that are absolutely legendary to D&D. I feel incredibly lucky to be working with Jim Zub, incredible coloristSebastian Cheng
, IDW, and Wizards of the Coast on this vast and diabolical story!"
"We are so excited to be bringing back the original Baldur's Gate
creative team for this new series," says David Hedgecock, associate publisher at IDW. "What an incredible privilege it has been to watch these creators and this story become such an important part of D&D canon!"Infernal Tides
, while an accommodating entry point for intrepid new readers, rewards longtime fans as the continuation of Jim Zub’s epic comic book storyline which began with Dungeons & Dragons: Legends of Baldur’s Gate
and continued into Shadows of the Vampire
, Frost Giant’s Fury
, and Evil at Baldur’s Gate
For information on how to secure copies of the Dungeons & Dragons: Infernal Tides
miniseries, please contact your local comic shop or visit www.comicshoplocator.com
to find a store near you.
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THRHEROES VS. VILLAINS: EPIC BATTLES WILL BEGIN IN ACTS OF EVIL05/17/19 @ 7:46 pm EST
reports that Disney’s feature film reimagining of Chip ‘n’ Dale: Rescue Rangers
has found its director.
Akiva Schaffer, one-third of Lonely Island along with Andy Samberg and Jorma Taccone, has closed a deal to direct the studio’s live-action/CG hybrid take on Rescue Rangers
, featuring the classic chipmunk duo.
Chip ‘n Dale have been tormenting various Disney characters since 1943 but got a makeover in in 1989 with Chip ‘n Dale Rescue Rangers
. The show saw Chip, the brains behind the pair, and Dale, the goofball, running a detective agency and helping animal clients. Disney made three seasons' worth of shows that then ran in syndication for the next decade on The Disney Channel.
Plot details for Rangers
are being squirreled away, but it will not be an origin story nor detective agency story. Rather, the take is being described as being meta, something self-referential and cool. Dan Gregor and Doug Mand wrote the script.
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MOUNTAINHEAD, A MIND-BENDING THRILLER IN FIVE FRENZIED ISSUES, DEBUTS IN AUGUST FROM IDW05/17/19 @ 7:41 pm EST
Last month, Marvel announced the debut of ACTS OF EVIL – where Marvel’s most iconic heroes meet their match against some of Marvel’s most vicious villains! From Ms. Marvel to Venom, epic encounters will ensue as Marvel’s greatest heroes battle against enemies they have never faced before – leading to an outcome that no one will expect!
This month, Marvel is excited to debut the creative teams and stories for the titles debuting in August and September, along with new covers and a handy checklist to track all your favorite stories!
DEADPOOL ANNUAL #1: DEADPOOL VS. NIGHTMARE Written by DANA SCHWARTZ Art by REILLY BROWN Cover by AARON KUDER
SHE-HULK ANNUAL #1: SHE-HULK VS. BULLSEYE Written by ALEXANDRA PETRI Art by ANDY MACDONALD Cover by MIRKA ANDOLFO
GHOST SPIDER ANNUAL #1: GHOST-SPIDER VS. ARCADE Written by VITA AYALA Art by PERE PEREZ
MOON KNIGHT ANNUAL #1: MOON KNIGHT VS. KANG Written by CULLEN BUNN Art by IBRAHIM MOUSTAFA
WOLVERINE ANNUAL #1: WOLVERINE VS. MORGAN LE FAY Written by JODY HOUSER Art by TBD
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IDW Publishing is proud to announce the August debut ofMountainhead, a five-issue comic book miniseries from writer John Lees (Sink) and artist Ryan Lee(Archer & Armstrong), featuring colors from Doug Garbark and letters from Shawn Lee.STEPHEN KING'S 'THE EYES OF THE DRAGON' IN WORKS AT HULU AND FOX 21: YA ANSWER TO 'GAME OF THRONES?'05/17/19 @ 7:38 pm EST
In Mountainhead, Abraham Stubbs and his father Noah roam America in a nomadic existence, convinced that they are being pursued by sinister government forces. Living off the grid, burgling houses to survive, they are unwittingly on a collision course… with the bloodied survivor of a climbing expedition gone horribly wrong. What transpires next is a psychological thriller guaranteed to quicken the pulse! “Don’t slow down. Don’t get comfortable. Don’t think you’re safe. Be ready to run.”
"Mountainhead is a story that means a lot to me, one anchored in character and human drama, but which will also push the envelope with suspense and dread in unorthodox, surprising ways. Abraham Stubbs is a character who has lived in my head for some time, a kid raised from infancy to be a survivor but who could never have anticipated the challenges he's faced with here," says John Lees.
“Visceral, suspenseful, unnerving, and at times, absolutely bonkers – Mountainhead has all the trademarks of quality horror. There's also a pedigree of measured story-craft amidst the havoc and darkness that John brings to this yarn,” says Ryan Lee. “I want to mirror his original vision with my best work, to give readers a lasting story where the craft and passion we put into it comes through in each and every moment.”
“What really grabbed me about this series, apart from its interesting setting and premise, is how it gets into the head of our protagonist as he is put into an impossible situation. Add in some unique horror elements, and Ryan Lee’s vivid art, and this makes for a riveting, engaging read," says editor Bobby Curnow.
Mountainhead joins IDW Publishing’s 2019 roster of celebrated creator-owned titles, whose atmospheric visuals and evocative storytelling that have been met with critical acclaim and swift sales – includingAmber Blake, Ghost Tree, and Road of Bones, each of which have required additional printings to meet fan and retailer demand.
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reports that Hulu has made a deal to develop a pilot based on the Stephen King novel Eyes of the Dragon
, which was first published in 1984.
Seth Grahame-Smith (Lego Batman Movie
) is writing the opening episode and serving as the showrunner. Fox 21 is the studio. Grahame and his KatzSmith partner David Katzenberg will be exec producers along with Bill Haber, Roy Lee and Jon Berg. Dragon
takes place in fictional realm of Delain and tells the story of power and the path of two prince brothers.
King Roland’s manipulative magician, Flagg, sees his power threatened when Queen Sasha gives birth to Peter, an heir to the throne. When the queen is pregnant with a second son, Flagg gets her midwife to mortally wound the queen and so begins his plot to dispose of the future king. Peter brings wine to his father’s bed chambers each night and Flagg poisons the potion and frames the son. The magician has meanwhile also been manipulating the younger son, Thomas, showing him secret passages where the boy can spy on his father. Thomas sees the murder of the king and the frameup of his brother, but is torn when Peter is found guilty and locked in an enormous tower. After all with Peter gone, he’s king at age 12. He allows Flagg widespread power that corrupts the kingdom. Meanwhile, Peter must attempt an escape to thwart Flagg and win back the throne.