TV REVIEW: ARROW S7 E16 'STAR CITY 2040'03/20/19 @ 4:44 pm EST
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This week’s episode of Arrow was one that I was least looking forward to. I have not been a fan of the flash-forward story so far and following Mia (Katherine McNamara) and William (Ben Lewis) into the Glades wasn’t high on my list of things to do. The two are basically sibling versions of Oliver (Stephen Amell) and Felicity (Emily Bett Rickards) with Mia taking after her father and William more like his stepmom. This picks up from the coordinates that they got at the end of last episode.
The episode starts in the near future with the birth of Mia and Oliver is there. He doesn’t appear in any of the rest of the episode. Also, timing wise, this will coincide with the upcoming Crisis on Infinite Earths that will take place in December and will mark the end of the series. We don’t know what happens to Oliver, but we get to see that Mia is trained by Nyssa Al Ghul (Katrina Law), which explains why she’s such a bad-ass. We also find out that Felicity has been working to help Star City from her location in the middle of nowhere. Mia finds it a betrayal and head into the city where she takes the name Black Star and starts fighting. Catching us up to when we met her.
Mia and William scale the wall into the Glades and then walk into Galaxy One as himself to have a meeting with the head of the company, Kevin Dale (Raj Paul). Meanwhile Zoe (Andrea Sixtos), Roy (Colton Haynes) and Dinah (Juliana Harkavy) discover the connection to Galaxy One and plan to visit the company when Rene (Rick Gonzalez) pays them a visit, explaining to them that Galaxy One plans to evacuate Star City before blowing it up to help speed up the recover time and saving it like they did The Glades. They explain that Galaxy One is a front for Eden Corp and bad news. Back with the others, William gets in no problem, but the alarms go off when Mia scans, but she is saved by Connor Hawke (Joseph David-Jones) who turns out to be working for Knightwatch (A good version of ARGUS) and helps them once they get a sample of Dale’s DNA.
The use Dale’s DNA to get into the lower levels and discover a very much alive Felicity. Then they head for the bombs and are joined by the rest of Team Arrow only to discover the bombs have been moved into place already. Rene appears and explains that the had been lied to and that the bombs were going off that night and the trigger was on Dale himself. This forces the team to work together and infiltrate a costume party / celebration. We see Mia take on a bunch of guards and kick major butt. Then she makes an amazing shot to take out the trigger and Team Arrow saves Star City… followed by Mayor Rene putting a bounty on their heads again.
Turns out that the bombs were only part of the plan, there is some kind of freaky looking headset tied into the Archer program that Dale plans to use to take control of Star City… and we learn that Felicity is actually the person who created the Archer program… an A.I. version of the security system she put on their apartment.
Overall the episode was fine, just don’t see the purpose or how it ties into the overall narrative of the season. All it’s doing so far is making it feel inevitable that Oliver is not going to get a happy ending. William never hears for at least 20 years. Mia is raised without him. Something so bad happens that Felicity goes and hides outside of the city. It’s almost like they’ve changed the opening to say, “My name is Oliver Queen… I’m dead now. Let me show you how it happened.” Here’s hoping that’s not the case.
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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.