DAVID LóPEZ JOINS THE TEAM IN BUFFY THE VAMPIRE SLAYER #503/21/19 @ 9:30 am EST
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'STRANGER THINGS' STAR BEING EYED FOR ADAM WARLOCK IN 'GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY VOL. 3'07/16/19 @ 9:51 pm EST
BOOM! Studios today announced a new creative team for the brand new story arc starting in BUFFY THE VAMPIRE SLAYER #5
. The explosive first chapter of the new story arc for the highly acclaimed comic book series will debut in-stores June 5, 2019, in partnership with 20th Century Fox Consumer Products.
Artist David López joins writer Jordie Bellaire at the start of a brand new story arc after the shocking conclusion of the last issue. The reimagining of Joss Whedon's groundbreaking series jumps straight into the first chapter of the new story as Buffy and her friends deal with recent shocking events, friends turned foe, and enemies who might be allies, along with all the usual high school drama. Buffy’s world has turned upside down, and it’s only a matter of time before something comes along to tip her straight over into the darkness, but will she recognize the danger when it arrives or will it sneak into her life and sow the seeds of chaos from within?
Welcome back to the Hellmouth, as Eisner Award-nominated writer Jordie Bellaire (Redlands
) and acclaimed artist David López (Captain Marvel, X-Men, All-New Wolverine
), along with series creator and story consultant Joss Whedon (the visionary writer/director behind Firefly
, Marvel’s The Avengers
, and more), reimagine the groundbreaking pop culture phenomenon from the very beginning.BUFFY THE VAMPIRE SLAYER #5
features main covers by Mondo illustrator Marc Aspinall, along with covers by artists Kevin Wada (She-Hulk
), Yasmine Putri (Nightwing
), Morgan Beem (The Family Trade
), Becca Carey (Bitch Planet
), and Kaiti Infante (Buffy the Vampire Slayer
Jordie Bellaire is an Eisner Award-winning colorist best known for her work on Batman
, as well as for her Eisner-nominated writing debut, Redlands
. She has worked as a colorist on countless critically-acclaimed series for publishers Dark Horse, DC Comics, IDW, Image Comics, Marvel Entertainment, and Valiant.
“I am overwhelmed with delight that David López is joining the team. I'm a big fan of David's work,” said writer, Jordie Bellaire. “He's an incredibly unique, beautifully cartooned and grounded artist. He'll be a great fit for Buffy in high school and Buffy in hell - I can't wait to show readers what we do together!”
David López is a comics artist who lives in Spain. He began his career with Espiral
, a slice-of-life comic book with remarkable success in Spain. Soon after he began working for DC Comics where he co-created Fallen Angel
with Peter David. López then became the artist for a 30-issue run of Catwoman
. In 2008, he became an artist for Marvel Entertainment’s Captain Marvel
, All New Wolverine
, and X-Men
among many other series. His work on Mystic
with G. Willow Wilson, in 2011, received both Harvey Award and Eisner Award nominations. In 2018, López finished work on his creator-owned series BlackHand IronHead
for Panel Syndicate.
“I’ve always felt very attached to Buffy the Vampire Slayer
. I remember watching the show while working on my art and comics for years. Now I’m going to be a part of that universe, and that’s magic,” said artist David López.Buffy The Vampire Slayer
premiered on the WB Network on March 10th, 1997. The Emmy and Golden Globe-nominated series, which ran for seven seasons from 1997-2003, stars Sarah Michelle Gellar as “Buffy Summers.” Chosen to battle vampires, demons and other forces of darkness, Buffy is aided by a Watcher who guides and teaches her as she surrounds herself with a circle of friends called the “Scooby Gang.”
“David and I go way back, from Batman
and a bunch in-between, so I’m incredibly excited to have him join the BUFFY THE VAMPIRE SLAYER
team. His dynamism and detail bring something really special to every panel, whether it’s an everyday high school scene or an over-the-top action sequence,” said Jeanine Schaefer, Executive Editor, BOOM! Studios. “Just wait until you see what he brings to Buffy
, starting with an explosive first issue of a new story arc that will split up the Scoobies and the fans. Team Slayer and Team Vamp are both in for some major upheaval, leading Buffy to come to grips with her worst fears.”BUFFY THE VAMPIRE SLAYER
is the latest release from BOOM! Studios’ eponymous imprint, home to critically acclaimed original series, including Once & Future
by Kieron Gillen and Dan Mora; Faithless
by Brian Azzarello and Maria Llovet; Abbott
from Saladin Ahmed and Sami Kivelä; Bury The Lede
from Gaby Dunn and Claire Roe; Grass Kings
from Matt Kindt and Tyler Jenkins; and Klaus
from Grant Morrison and Dan Mora. The imprint also publishes popular licensed properties including Joss Whedon’s Firefly
from Greg Pak and Dan McDaid; Buffy The Vampire Slayer
from Jordie Bellaire and David López; and Mighty Morphin Power Rangers
from Ryan Parrott and Danielle Di Nicuolo.
Print copies of BUFFY THE VAMPIRE SLAYER #5
will be available for sale on June 5, 2019 exclusively at local comic book shops (use comicshoplocator.com
to find the nearest one) or at the BOOM! Studios webstore. Digital copies can be purchased from content providers, including comiXology, iBooks, Google Play, and the BOOM! Studios app.
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MARVEL ANNOUNCES NEW GHOST RIDER SERIES07/16/19 @ 9:40 pm EST
One of the new characters fans are most excited to see join the MCU in Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3
is Adam Warlock. Not that we’re uninterested in seeing the likes of Nova, Moondragon and those other rumored individuals enter the franchise, of course, but we’ve been waiting for Warlock to make his mark on the MCU for a long while.
Here’s one actor's name that We Got This Covered
has heard being connected to the character behind the scenes: Stranger Things
and Power Rangers
star Dacre Montgomery.
Reports are pointing to Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3
heading into production in 2020, ahead of a 2021 release date.
DF News will follow the Warlock casting saga as it develops, and we discover who will be ... er uh, Him.
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'THE KING'S MAN': NEW POSTER RELEASED07/16/19 @ 9:25 pm EST
In a special previews announcement on Marvel.com, the House of Ideas reveals, among other things, a new Ghost Rider
series coming in October!
Written by Ed Brisson, with art and cover by Aaron Kuder, in this new iteration of the hellspawn the Brothers Ghost Rider are back!
Johnny Blaze ain’t just the king of Hell—he’s the warden too. He’s the first line of defense between the demonic hordes trying to escape the joint and the lords of other hells making a play for his throne and all the power that comes with it—including a certain evil queen from his past!
Meanwhile, Danny Ketch never wanted to be a Ghost Rider. Now that his brother’s in charge downstairs, Ketch must take on the duty of Earth’s Spirit of Vengeance full-time—no matter how much he’d rather be doing anything else.
Coming your way in October, True Believers!
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20th Century Fox'RICK AND MORTY' FIRST PHOTOS FROM SEASON 4 REVEALED07/16/19 @ 5:07 pm EST
has released the first poster for the coming Kingsman franchise prequel, The King's Man
.The King's Man
is set to debut on February 14, 2020.
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EWTHE JOURNEY TO THE RISE OF SKYWALKER BEGINS WITH STAR WARS ADVENTURES #2707/16/19 @ 9:15 pm EST
has revealed the very first photos from Rick and Morty
's long-awaited Season 4.
The Emmy-winning series returns to Adult Swim
The Rick and Morty
panel at San Diego Comic-Con is slated for this Friday.
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IDW PublishingHARRY STYLES IN TALKS TO PLAY PRINCE ERIC IN DISNEY'S LIVE-ACTION 'LITTLE MERMAID'07/16/19 @ 4:40 pm EST
proudly announces that October’s Star Wars Adventures #27
will debut a three-part storyline telling an untold chapter set between The Last Jedi
and the thrilling conclusion to the Skywalker saga, Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker
Issue #27 will debut a three-part monthly storyline by writer John Barber
and artistDerek Charm
, featuring the mighty Wookiees. With the New Republic devastated, the First Order launches an attack on the planet Kashyyyk, and Chewbacca takes up arms to defend his people!
“It's a thrill and an honor to get to tell this story with the amazing Derek Charm,” says Barber. “Chewie's one of my favorite characters ever, for as long as I can remember. Having the opportunity to tell his story to a new generation of Star Wars
fans – and all this leading up to the conclusion to the Skywalker saga — is one of the biggest thrills of my career.”
Charm says, “I’ve been lucky enough to work within a lot of Star Wars
eras in this series, but doing something in the current, post-Last Jedi
landscape is really exciting. The fact that it focuses on Chewbacca and what he’s been up to between these movies is more so.”
A backup tale by writer Michael Moreci
and artist Tony Fleecs
will see a team-up between the beloved droids of the Star Wars
series – R2-D2, C-3PO, and BB-8 – as they embark on a desperate recruiting campaign for the Resistance.
“What I love so much about this story is that it gives the droids a mission that's specific to who they are as characters and not just droids,” says Moreci. “This is a fun, fun adventure, but I also think it's important to these characters as they, like everyone else, find their way in the galaxy.”
Fleecs says, “I probably don't love anything more than I love Star Wars
– and in particular, the 1985 Droids
cartoon and the accompanying comic book featuring art by the great John Romita Sr. That's the energy I'm bringing to this project – vibes from 1985, Star Comics, John Romita, Nelvana Animation, and Marie Severin, with a healthy dollop of Tony Fleecs thrown in for good measure.” Star Wars Adventures
#27 will feature regular covers by Derek Charm and Tony Fleecs, with a special retailer incentive variant available byManuel Bracchi
For information on how to secure copies of Star Wars Adventures
, please contact your local comic shop or visitwww.comicshoplocator.com
to find a store near you.
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THRMARVEL WINS COPYRIGHT INFRINGEMENT LAWSUIT OVER ‘IRON MAN 3’ MOVIE POSTER07/16/19 @ 4:34 pm EST
reports that Harry Styles is the latest actor to go under the sea.
The singer-turned-actor is in early negotiations to play the iconic role of Prince Eric in Disney’s live-action remake of The Little Mermaid.
The pic, which is being directed by Rob Marshall, is in the throes of casting, having recently found its Ariel with R&B singer Halle Bailey of Chloe x Halle fame. Melissa McCarthy, Jacob Tremblay and Awkwafina are also in talks to be part of Disney’s world.
Eric is the human prince who catches Ariel's eye. The mermaid saves the prince from drowning and then makes a deal with the sea witch Ursula to exchange her voice for legs in order for a chance to make him love her. He is key in the final battle against Ursula.
The casting of Styles and Bailey show the studio’s intent of making the music a central component of the remake.
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VAMPIRELLA ADDS COLLECTIBLE COINS TO BIRTHDAY EXTRAVAGANZA!07/16/19 @ 3:49 pm EST
Marvel Entertainment won a copyright infringement lawsuit on Monday that had claimed the company copied the design of their movie poster for Iron Man 3
from another comic.
Horizon Comics Productions sued Marvel in April 2016 saying the image of Robert Downey Jr. kneeling in his Iron Man suit was copied from an image of their character Caliban, also in a crouched, kneeling position for their comic book series Radix
Horizon claimed in their lawsuit that six Marvel employees were aware of Radix
and the drawing of Caliban, with two who have had a “working relationship” with the comic’s creators, and influenced the designers of the Iron Man 3
However, a U.S. district judge in New York, J. Paul Oetken, wrote in his ruling that “there is virtually no evidence in the record that shows any one of these individuals either would have seen the Caliban Drawing or would have been involved in the ‘Iron Man 3’ Poster design, let alone both.” (via The Wrap
Here are the two images side by side, as recreated in the lawsuit:Marvel Studios/Horizon Comics
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STEPHEN KING & OWEN KING’S SLEEPING BEAUTIES COMES TO IDW PUBLISHING07/16/19 @ 3:47 pm EST
Vampirella has dominated the comic book page, and now sets her sights on collectible coins! Dynamite is releasing two coins, and each features a stunning artistic take on Vampirella by top artists Stanley "Artgerm" Lau and Lucio Parrillo!
Dynamite's limited edition coins use an innovative colorization technique over top a base of authentic US John F. Kennedy Half-Dollars plated in real 24-karat gold. Packaged with a full-color Certificate of Authenticity and within an acrylic capsule to protect the coin, this currency is in fact legally able to buy a newspaper or bag of chips - but you won't want to do that!
The coin featuring superstar Lucio Parrillo takes its design from Vampirella (2010) #15, with a classic image of Vampi staring down a skull. One of the hottest artists in comics and pop culture illustration today, Artgerm, has his image originating from Vampirella (2019) #2!
The recommended retail price of these coins are $29.99 each. Though to celebrate Vampirella's big 50th anniversary Dynamite is offering them at a special introductory price of $19.69, denoting the year of Vampi's iconic creation and first appearance.
"In our 15 year history, Dynamite has always strived to offer fans not only the highest quality comic books, but also collectibles of all types," said Nick Barrucci, CEO and Publisher. "Fans were excited about the Red Sonja coins we offered recently, so we knew had to bring our other flagship heroine to this category, with all of the Vampirella hype around Christopher Priest's series, the Vampirella/Red Sonja ongoing and the just announced Vengeance of Vampirella revival."
The Vampirella Lucio Parrillo Collectible Coin
and Vampirella Artgerm Collectible Coin
will be solicited in Diamond Comic Distributors’ July 2019 Previews catalog, the premier source of merchandise for the comic book specialty market, and slated for release in September 2019.
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TAIKA WAITITI TO DIRECT 'THOR 4'07/16/19 @ 3:46 pm EST
IDW Publishing is proud to announce the early 2020 launch ofSleeping Beauties
, a captivating comic book series based on the bestselling novel by Stephen King
and Owen King
. Author Rio Youers
(The Forgotten Girl
) and artist Alison Sampson
) will adapt the rich narrative of Sleeping Beauties
to a ten-issue limited series under the watchful gaze of Stephen and Owen.
“We are so excited about Rio and Alison’s vision for Sleeping Beauties
,” says Owen King. “We’ve been fans of Rio’s for years and Alison’s artwork is simply extraordinary. IDW couldn’t have found a better pairing.”
To which co-author Stephen King adds, “We’re looking forward to seeing our work in this exciting format.”Sleeping Beauties
explores a world where women have sunken into a deep, cocooned slumber, their dreams taking them to an idyllic other place. They can only wake if disturbed, which results in violent, feral behavior. Meanwhile, the men have inherited the Earth, their society devolving into barbarism. Provocative and absorbing, Sleeping Beauties
is a gripping dark fantasy of gender dynamics, individuality, and toxic masculinity.
“To work on anything with the King name attached is surreal, dizzying, and somewhat terrifying,” says Youers. “As soon as my feet touch terra firma, I will focus on my goal: to stay true to the novel’s spirit, and to deliver a page-turning, visually impacting experience that will appeal to readers of both Stephen and Owen King’s fiction, and to comics fans the world over.”
“I'm thrilled to be able to work on Sleeping Beauties
,” says Sampson. “The story is very suggestive for interesting art, with magical themes interwoven through a very real place setting in Appalachia, and the opportunity to draw some truly diverse people. Places, spaces, gender, bodies, character, relationships, political themes, emotions, a challenging (and almost certainly innovative) design job, and a great story – it’s all here. I cannot wait to share what we are making.”
“There was something magical about the combination of Stephen King’s and Owen King’s specific skills on the pages of the Sleeping Beauties
novel, an alchemy that resulted in a story so of the moment and yet so timeless,” says IDW President & Publisher, Chris Ryall
. “Rio and Allison are fashioning a graphic retelling that synthesizes that same sense of wonder while very much making the comic its own thing entirely. We’re ecstatic to be doing this with all involved.”
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reports that Taika Waititi is returning to the many worlds of Thor.
Waititi has inked a deal to write and direct a follow-up to his 2017 smash, Thor: Ragnarok.
But his boarding of what would be a fourth installment of the Marvel franchise comes at a cost: Warner Bros.' long-gestating adaptation of Japanese manga Akira.
That project, which was penciled for a May 21, 2021 release and had Waititi testing actors in a worldwide search for talent, is being put on pause indefinitely as the two projects' production dates began to bump up against one another. Script development concerns caused Akira to push back its shooting start, and while some of those have been addressed, say sources, the dates were now too close for comfort.
Chris Hemsworth is expected to reprise his career-defining role as the Asgardian God of Thunder.