TV REVIEW: BLACK LIGHTNING S2 E16 - 03/20/19 @ 4:48 pm EST
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'DOOM PATROL': NEW "FRANCES PATROL" PHOTOS04/24/19 @ 3:02 pm EST
And we’re at the season finale already. That was a quick season. This feels like the most comic book of the CW series in how it’s grouped together. Last week’s episode was all over the place with so many moving parts that it seemed impossible for them to pull it all together in one more episode… but they did and set up some interesting things for a third season. Let’s get into it.
The episode starts with Jennifer’s power overloading and Gambi (James Remar) trying to help. He gets Jennifer (China Anne McClain) calmed down but at the sake of being blasted by Jen’s powers. Thunder (Nafessa Williams) arrives and helps get Jen and Gambi back to the lair. Black Lightning (Cress Williams) goes to check on the pod kids and calls in Lynn (Christine Adams). There they discover Dr. Jace (Jennifer Riker) and Lynn and Jace throw down while Jefferson watches in awe. After Lynn punches her in the face a few times, Jace offers up software to find the briefcase in exchange for going with the police. Henderson (Damon Gupta) takes her and Odell (Bill Duke) arrives to get the pod kids but Tobias (Marvin ‘Krondon’ Jones III) releases them and they walk out into Freeland.
Things don’t go well for Jace as the teleporting killer (Tosin Morohunfola) from a few episodes back shows up in the police station, kills a bunch of cops, tells Jace that the Markovians want her and then teleports her away. Tobias, after an argument with Cutter (Kearran Giovanni) which chases her off, orders to have the power cut to the city so Black Lightning has nothing to pull from, then sends out the Masters of Disaster to confront him. He also helps stoke tensions and causes rioting and looting. Gambi recovers enough to help as the power goes off. Thunder goes to help Black Lightning deal with Marcus (Hosea Chanchez) aka Shakedown, Darryl (Derrick Lewis) aka Coldsnap, Rebekka (Brooke Ence) aka New Wave and Joe (Esteban Cueto) aka Heatstroke. Gambi and Jennifer head to get the power back on.
They fight with the Masters of Disaster isn’t going well until aid comes from an unexpected source. Lala (William Catlett), kills Heatstroke on his way to see Tobias. He tells Black Lightning that all he cares about now is Tobias, then wanders off. The three remaining masters are still too much for BL and Thunder until Gambi and Jennifer get the power back on. Then BL kicks butt and takes out the three metas with Thunder’s help.
Lynn tracks where Tobias is because of the signal he sent to free the pod kids. (They let the kids wander off for fear of activating them and causing an issue). Jennifer flies off from Gambi to get Tobias, but before she gets there, Lala arrives and takes his shots. The phrase Tobias had imbedded in Lala’s brain doesn’t work and Lala gets off a few shots, but no luck. Then Tobias says a Latin phrase (E Pluribus Unum) which causes all of his other victims to appear as tattoos all at once. While this is going on, Reverend Holt (Clifton Powell), who survived his earlier shooting, takes to the radio and podcasts to calm the people of Freeland.
Jennifer busts in through Tobias’ window and announces herself as Lightning. She attacks Tobias with her powers and only Black Lightning’s arrival keeps her from killing the villain. Black Lightning syphon’s off enough of Jen’s powers to get her to stop. But once Tobias is back on his feet and about to attack, Black Lightning and Lightning take him out easily. Tobias is taken into custody and put into a prison called The Pit where he doesn’t get a lawyer or a phone call. The city is calmed down and the pierce family is home and having dinner with everyone safe. That’s when Agent Odell appears, lets them know that he knows all their secrets and tells them about the Markovians. That the war for Metas is going to be fought right there in Freeland and that Black Lightning, Thunder and Lightning are going to be in the center of it. Earlier we saw that Odell has his own set up metas in pods which includes Wendy (Madison Bailey) and Khalil (Jordan Calloway).
This was quite an ending and shifts the tone of the series greatly. The series has spent two seasons being about the people of Freeland trying to survive being trapped between a corrupt government and a criminal gang. Now the government appears to be on the good side (maybe) and the bad guys are a foreign nation and a group of super villains. That should change things quite drastically. It was a good season finale, but it leaves a lot of interesting questions going into season three. And just how tough is Gambi… the guy has been beaten half to death, blown up and now hit with radiation burns. That’s one tough old guy.
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EpixFIRST 'SWAMP THING' TRAILER04/24/19 @ 2:19 pm EST
has released a new trailer for the Batman prequel series Pennyworth
In a part of the footage, a young Alfred meets Thomas Wayne (future butler/confidante of and future father of Bruce Wayne, respectively).Pennyworth
debuts on July 28th.
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Deadline'ARROW': "CONFESSIONS" PHOTOS04/24/19 @ 7:55 am EST
is reporting that Nickelodeon has given a green light to an animated Star Trek
series from Emmy-winning writers Kevin and Dan Hageman (Trollhunters, Ninjago)
, CBS TV Studios and Alex Kurtzman’s studio-based Secret Hideout.
Penned by the Hageman brothers, the original CG-animated series is targeted at younger audiences. It follows a group of lawless teens who discover a derelict Starfleet ship and use it to search for adventure, meaning and salvation.
The new animated series will join Star Trek: Discovery
and Star Trek: Short Treks
, a series of short stories tied to Discovery
, along with Picard
(working title) starring Patrick Stewart; animated series Lower Decks
from Mike McMahan (Rick & Morty’s
) targeted at mature audiences; and Section 31,
which is in development with Michelle Yeoh attached to star. All are for CBS All Access.
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The CWCULT CLASSIC: RETURN TO WHISPER GETS NEW PUBLISHING FORMAT & CALENDAR04/24/19 @ 7:30 am EST
has released a new preview for the next episode of The Flash
, "Gone Rogue," in which we see the return of Rogues Gallery members like Rag Doll, Weather Witch and Bug-Eyed Bandit!
The episode airs Tuesday, April 30th, at 8 p.m. ET/PT on The CW.
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MONSTER MAYHEM BEGINS IN JUGHEAD: THE HUNGER VS. VAMPIRONICA #1!04/24/19 @ 7:27 am EST
Vault Comics has announced that Eliot Rahal
and Felipe Cunha's Cult Classic: Return to Whisper #1
will return to print in July, 2019, as the series gets an updated release schedule.
The second printing of Cult Classic #1 receives the Vault Vintage treatment honoring Johnny Craig and his iconic 1954 cover for EC Comics' Crime SuspenStories #22.
In August 2019, Vault Comics will republish Cult Classic: Return to Whisper issues #2 and #3 together as a double-sized special issue. September 2019 will see the release of another double-sized issue that wraps up the entire miniseries, just ahead of the launch of another, as yet unannounced new series set in the Cult Classic shared universe.
The Cult Classic series bring to life a dark, chilling, creator-owned shared universe set of stories. Return to Whisper draws you in to a terrifying tale... In 1997, a group of teenagers discover a treasure of immeasurable wealth. Fearing that their newfound fortune will be stolen from them, they make a pact: One day they’ll all come back as adults, divide their riches, and live happily ever after. Now...fifteen years later, they have returned. Not to uncover a fortune, but to bury a friend. From Eliot Rahal
(Hot Lunch Special, Quantum & Woody
) & Felipe Cunha
) comes the finale to the first full-length series in the much anticipated Cult Classic Universe!
Cult Classic: Return to Whisper Vault Vintage second printing will hit store shelves on July 31st, 2019. Preview pages can be found on the Cult Classic: Return To Whisper page
of the Vault Comics website. The official synopsis can be read below:The return of the return—this time, with no interruptions in your scheduled programming! In 1997, a group of teenagers discover a treasure of immeasurable wealth. Fearing that their newfound fortune will be stolen from them, they make a pact: One day they’ll all come back as adults, divide their riches, and live happily ever after. Now...fifteen years later, they have returned. Not to uncover a fortune, but to bury a friend.
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JUGHEAD: THE HUNGER VS. VAMPIRONICA #1SHEENA SWINGS INTO FANS' COLLECTIONS WITH J. SCOTT CAMPBELL STATUE04/24/19 @ 6:57 am EST
In the world of JUGHEAD THE HUNGER, there are no vampires, having been wiped out in their great war with the werewolves. In the VAMPIRONICA universe, the opposite is the case, as it was the vampires who were the victors. So what happens when these two eternal enemies are brought together again? Whatever it is, it can’t be good for poor ol’ Jug and Vampironica, you can count on that much...
Script: Frank Tieri
Art: Pat and Tim Kennedy, Joe Eisma, Bob Smith, Ryan Jampole, Matt Herms, Jack Morelli
Cover: Pat and Tim Kennedy, Bob Smith, Matt Herms
Variant Covers: Francesco Francavilla, Robert Hack, John McCrea, Dan Panosian
On Sale Date: 4/24
32-page, full color comic
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Dynamite announces for July 2019 a drop-dead gorgeous statue of Sheena the Jungle Queen, based on the equally impressive cover art by J. Scott Campbell.
Sculpted by Steve Kiwus, the piece stands 10.5 inches tall on a 7.5 inches sturdy base - coming out to 1/6 scale. Sheena is cast in high quality resin with hand painted details including her leopard print tunic and the vine-covered logs. Sheena's historical importance cannot be overstated. Created way back in 1937 by the legends Will Eisner and Jerry Iger, the Queen of the Jungle served as the flagship character of major Golden Age publisher Fiction House. In her stories and across their line, female characters were aplenty and often depicted as capable and heroic rather than damsels. All the while behind the scenes, several early women artists were illustrating these tales like Lily Renée, Ruth Atkinson and Fran Hopper. In addition to good girl art legend Matt Baker. Sheena broke boundaries by being the first female character to have their own self-titled comic book!
Today Dynamite continues Sheena's legacy with books written by Marguerite Bennett (DC Comics Bombshells, Batwoman
) and Christina Trujillo alongside artists Moritat (Harley Quinn, The Hellblazer
) and Maria Laura Sanapo (Red Sonja & Vampirella Meet Betty & Veronica
) and alongside Tarzan in Lords of the Jungle
by Corinna Bechko (Star Wars, Planet of the Apes
) and Roberto Castro (Turok).
"Sheena holds such a special place in comics history, as the flagship hero of a great Golden Age publisher, all the boundaries she broke and as a continued inspiration to artists and fans," said Nick Barrucci, Dynamite CEO and Publisher. "Dynamite has been lucky to continue that legend - especially with beautiful covers from artists like J. Scott Campbell. Fans are going to love having this breathtaking cover come into three dimensions and into their collections!"
The J. Scott Campbell Sheena Statue
will be solicited in Diamond Comic Distributors’ May 2019 Previews catalog, the premier source of merchandise for the comic book specialty market, and slated for release in July 2019. Comic book fans are encouraged to preorder copies with their local comic book retailers.