TV REVIEW: SUPERGIRL S4 E16 03/25/19 @ 5:40 pm EST
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'DOOM PATROL': NEW "FRANCES PATROL" PHOTOS04/24/19 @ 3:02 pm EST
When I was first getting into writing comics, I met James Hudnall at a convention in Pomona, CA. He gave me a few pieces of advice, but the one that stuck out the most to me was that the audience loves to watch a character lie if they’re in on it. That is what made last nights episode of Supergirl so good. My favorite version of Lex Luthor has been Michael Rosenbaum’s portrayal of young Lex on Smallville. What made it work was watching him go from good to evil. From Clark’s friend to enemy. And all the while we knew the end result. Jon Cryer is quickly becoming my second favorite Lex and this episode was why. He doesn’t portray Lex as evil. There’s no mustache twirling. There is just a brilliant mind at work, like an amazing game of chess.
The episode gave us everything we could want from a Lex Luthor focused story including a play on the House of El title. We start with Supergirl confronting Lex, we see his battlesuit in action (Yes, it’s green and purple) and we see he has super powers thanks to the black kryptonite. Then we jump back three years to just before the series began and watch Lex get convicted and kill the judge, jury and prosecutors. We see him make friend with Miss Teschmacher (Andrea Brooks) and him slowly take control of the prison. We also see that Otis (Robert Baker) is already working for him.
From there we see how Lex got involved with the Supergirl clone (Melissa Benoist) and how he manipulated her training to make her work for him. The clever use of the name Alex played a factor here. Lex has been pulling strings for years, getting Teschmacher in at CatCo and then eventually have her working for Lena (Katie McGrath). He orchestrated the rise of Ben Lockwood (Sam Witwer) and even gave himself cancer to make his plan work. If this has been in the works since Teschmacher was introduced in the first episode of season two, then it’s some brilliant writing.
The episode put most of the main cast aside, focusing on Lex and the clone. You can really see what the writers had in mind for the character and why Cryer jumped at the role. This is how Lex is supposed to be written, as the manipulative narcissist that’s always ten steps ahead. Not as the comical megalomaniac who is focused on real estate scams. They’ve taken the villain team from the Superman movie and made them formidable. And they even gave Otis a heart as he decided to save the young boy instead of allowing him to die in the missile attack. That could be important later.
While I haven’t been the biggest fan of this season so far, the last two episodes are quickly turning me around on it.
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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.