VACATION WITH MONSTERS IN 'BEN 10: THE CREATURE FROM SERENITY SHORE'10/22/19 @ 10:53 am EST
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ZACK SNYDER’S 'JUSTICE LEAGUE' ACTOR RAY PORTER REVEALS IF HE’S PLAYING DARKSEID IN AVA DUVERNAY’S 'NEW GODS'05/23/20 @ 8:36 pm EST
BOOM! Studios today announced BEN 10™: THE CREATURE FROM SERENITY SHORE
, the newest middle grade original graphic novel based on Cartoon Network’s global hit series Ben 10
, with Rainbow Award-winning writer CB Lee (Not Your Sidekick
) and artist Mattia di Meo (Adventure Time™/Regular Show™
), in stores July 2020.
Ben, Gwen and Grandpa Max head to a beautiful seaside resort for some much-needed relaxation - but they’ll need to use all their abilities to defeat the terrifying monster ruining everyone’s good time! Luckily, Ben Tennyson isn’t your average 10-year-old...he’s also the wielder of the Omnitrix, an alien device that allows Ben to shift into 10 different alien forms from around the galaxy. Together with his cousin Gwen and his Grandpa Max, they’re going defeat the Sharktopus and discover just who would want to ruin a good summer’s day!
“Ben, Gwen and Grandpa Max head to Serenity Shore looking forward to sand, surf and the promised serenity--but what they find is a mysterious tentacled creature prowling in the deep and secrets to uncover from the mysterious lab overlooking the cliffs.” said writer, CB Lee. “THE CREATURE FROM SERENITY SHORE
is all about working with your fears and doing your best in the face of challenges, and I had such a blast working on this summer adventure! ” BEN 10™: THE CREATURE FROM SERENITY SHORE
features cover art by di Meo.
“This is my second time on a BEN 10™
adventure, and I'm so glad of it! Drawing monsters and aliens is never boring and I really love the Tennyson family! In this story we have the sea, summer, friends, tentacles, fangs and aliens, of course,” said artist, Mattia di Meo. “It was amazing to draw! And working again with the team made up of C. B. Lee as writer and Eleonora Bruni as colorist was the icing on the cake.”
This is the newest original graphic novel release from the partnership between BOOM! Studios and Cartoon Network, featuring cover art by artist Mattia di Meo (Adventure Time
). Fans can currently find BEN 10™: THE TRUTH IS OUT THERE
from CB Lee and Lidan Chen and BEN 10™: FOR SCIENCE!
from CB Lee and artist Mattia di Meo in bookstores everywhere.
“Sunny skies, hot sand, and . . . a rampaging sea creature make for a typical beach day with Ben and his monster-fighting family.” said Matthew Levine, Editor, BOOM! Studios. “So of course we’re excited to have writer CB Lee and artist Mattia di Meo back for a seaside adventure that’s got Ben, Gwen, and Grandpa Max facing a tsunami of trouble just in time for summer vacation!”BEN 10™: THE CREATURE FROM SERENITY SHORE
is the latest release from BOOM! Studios’ award-winning KaBOOM! imprint, home to comics for middle grade and younger readers including licensed series such as Adventure Time, Steven Universe, Ben 10,
and Over The Garden Wall,
along with original series like Just Beyond: The Scare School
by R.L. Stine and Kelly & Nichole Matthews, Hex Vet
by Sam Davies, RuinWorld by Derek Laufman, and Pandora’s Legacy
by Kara Leopard, Kelly & Nichole Matthews.
Cartoon Network’s Ben 10
was recently greenlit for season four and is expected to premiere globally beginning 2020. The new season will follow Ben, his cousin Gwen and Grandpa Max on adventures to some of the world’s most popular destinations including Italy, Japan and Mexico. Season four will continue to empower its worldwide fanbase through new alien transformations, action-packed battles with villains and more. Ben 10
is produced by Cartoon Network Studios and created and executive produced by Man of Action Entertainment.
Print copies of BEN 10™: THE CREATURE FROM SERENITY SHORE
will be available for sale in July 2020 at local comic book shops (use comicshoplocator.com
to find the nearest one), bookstores and 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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'JUSTICE LEAGUE' SNYDER CUT DARKSEID ACTOR CONFIRMED05/23/20 @ 8:30 pm EST
This has been a huge week for DC fans as the long-awaited "Snyder Cut" of Justice Leagu
e was officially announced on Wednesday. The highly-anticipated version of Zack Snyder's Justice League
will be hitting HBO Max next year and there are some changes for fans to look forward to.
The DC villain Darkseid was rumored to be making an appearance in Justice League
around the time the theatrical cut premiered, and Snyder has teased the superpowered god's role in the years since. Ray Porter, who was lined up to voice Darkseid in the film, recently shared his reaction to the Snyder Cut news, and he couldn't be more thrilled with the announcement and the fans.
Many folks have long wondered if Darkseid's portrayal in Justice League
will end up differing from The New Gods
, a feature film that is set to be directed by Ava DuVernay and was written by DuVernay and Tom King. However, while speaking to LightCast
, Porter addressed that he's not currently involved with The New Gods
"No, I have not," Porter replied when asked if he'd heard from DuVernay. "I know a lot of people on Twitter have been making noise about it and I’m really grateful, and I love that, and obviously I’d love to hear from Ava about New Gods
, but I also respect that Ava’s got a vision for this project. And if I’m not a part of that vision, that’s just the way it is, and that’s okay. My hope is that it’s something the fans are going to love as well. But I haven’t heard from Ava yet." (via ComicBook
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ZACK SNYDER'S 'JUSTICE LEAGUE' RESHOOTS WON'T INVOLVE THE CAST05/23/20 @ 8:11 pm EST
Actor Ray Porter took to Twitter to finally confirm his involvement with Zack Snyder's Justice League
The behind-the-scenes tale of Justice League
is a sordid affair. After original director Zack Snyder left the film following a family tragedy, The Avengers
director Joss Whedon was brought on board to oversee reshoots and overhaul the film. The resultant film was cut down to two hours (from an initial runtime of over three) and many storylines were removed or heavily altered.
The movie was met with a tepid critical and commercial reception and plans for sequels were quietly shelved as the DCEU segued into more stand-alone projects like Joker
and Birds of Prey
One of the most talked-about elements of the Snyder Cut has been the prospective appearance of Darkseid in the film. In the theatrical cut of Justice League
, the main villain, Steppenwolf, mentions the name of the iconic DC conqueror, but that's it. Now, actor Ray Porter, who had long been rumored to be playing Darkseid, took to Twitter to confirm his involvement with Justice League
, and his imminent return in Zack Snyder's Director's Cut. (via Screen Rant
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COULD 'LEGENDS OF TOMORROW' CROSSOVER WITH 'SWAMP THING'?05/23/20 @ 7:56 pm EST
As the cast of Justice League
expressed its happiness over the announcement of Zack Snyder's Justice League
landing on HBO Max, word has come that none of them will be called back into the fray for the $20-30 million worth of work still needed to complete the project. (via IGN
On The Wrap's Wrap-Up podcast
, reporter guest Umberto Gonzalez mentioned how Warner Bros. is apparently drawing the line at more scenes being added featuring the stars of the film.
"There’s not going to be any reshoots of any kind with any actors," Gonzalez stated. "It’s just additional dialogue. Here’s something that hasn’t been reported yet -- [Zack Snyder] did want to shoot and he wanted to do additional photography but HBO Max said, 'No, that’s not happening, We’ll give you money for post-production, for special effects, for scoring, and even ADR but no reshoots of any kind on this movie.'"
If you're looking for a deep dive into what the Snyder Cut is, check out IGN's full Snyder Cut explainer
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THE INKWELL AWARDS ANNOUNCES DAVE SIMONS SCHOLARSHIP AWARD WINNER05/23/20 @ 7:48 pm EST
The CW’s fall TV season is going to look a lot different this year, with most of the network’s line-up premiering in January 2021. To fill the empty time slots, The CW acquired the broadcast rights to DC Universe’s one-and-done horror series, Swamp Thing
. In DC comics, Legends of Tomorrow’s
John Constantine was first introduced in The Swamp Thing Saga #37
. Now that both properties are on The CW, could Legends of Tomorrow
crossover with Swamp Thing
? Well, executive producer Marc Guggenheim recently revealed the chances of that happening.
"Oh, good question. I mean, look, I tried very, very hard to get Swamp Thing in 'Crisis on Infinite Earths'", Guggenheim said. "Because when you've got Constantine, to not have a crossover with Swamp Thing, it's just a shame, a wasted opportunity. I honestly don't know the answer to that question, in large part because whether The CW has the broadcast rights to Swamp Thing
or not, it doesn't really impact the various reasons why Swamp Thing wasn't in 'Crisis.' My attitude is always hope springs eternal." (via CinemaBlend
Season 1 doesn't yet have a scheduled CW release date as yet, but if you can't wait for it to premiere you can stream it now on DC Universe.
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FAN-FAVORITE 'MISSION: IMPOSSIBLE' CHARACTER GETTING STORYLINE IN NEXT FILM05/23/20 @ 12:21 pm EST
The Kubert School had their annual scholarship awards event earlier in May via a virtual scholarship ceremony through Google Meet, due to the Covid-19 global pandemic. The Inkwell Awards‘ 11th Dave Simons Inkwell Memorial Scholarship Award of $1000 was presented to second-year student Ryusei Sawada. The school posted an announcement of all award recipients on its website
Sawada is an aspiring artist originally from Tokyo, Japan, whose ultimate goal is to work for publishers like Marvel, DC, and Image as an inker/artist. He entered the Kubert School right out of high school.
Normally, according to The Inkwell Awards' founder/director Bob Almond, the non-profit would send a representative to the Dover, NJ institution to attend the live ceremony and personally congratulate the winning student. But due to shelter-in-place orders, they were unable to, and school director Carol Thomas informed him that the school had already set up remote learning, which will remain in place until the end of the year.
“There were some timing issues but the virtual ceremony was a great idea,” said Almond. “This way the lucky winner was able to get even more public recognition. Kudos to school director Mike Chen and the Kubert School staff for getting it done despite many challenges. We hope to be there next year to shake the hand of the winner.”
The Inkwells created the scholarship award on behalf of their ink artist friend and committee member, Dave Simons, shortly after his passing in 2009, with the approval of his sister, Bette Simons.
Dave Simons (1954-2009) was an American artist known for his work on the characters Conan, Ghost Rider, Red Sonja, Howard the Duck and Spider-Man for Marvel Comics, and “Forgotten Realms” for DC Comics. He was also a storyboard artist for the award-winning animated TV show, “Courage the Cowardly Dog,” while simultaneously handling the art for DC's comic book spin-off. To date, Inkwells has raised $11,000 in his name to students in need.
The Inkwell Awards is the only official 501(c)(3) non-profit organization whose mission is to promote and educate regarding the art form of comic-book inking, as well as annually recognize the best ink artists and their work. Established in 2008, the Inkwells are overseen by a volunteer committee of industry professionals and assisted by various professional ambassadors and contributors. They sponsor the Dave Simons Inkwell Memorial Scholarship Fund for the Kubert School and host the Joe Sinnott Hall of Fame.
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SAM REPORTEDLY WON’T BECOME CAPTAIN AMERICA UNTIL 'FALCON AND THE WINTER SOLDIER' SEASON 205/23/20 @ 12:09 pm EST
Though production on the seventh and eighth films in the Mission: Impossible
franchise has been postponed, with the film's release dates also shifted back, the cast is still eager to get back to the series.
Tom Cruise isn't the only one returning, though, with the likes of Ving Rhames, Henry Czerny, Rebecca Ferguson, Vanessa Kirby, and Simon Pegg all returning. Pegg is among those excited to return, revealing that Benji Dunn will find himself in an unpleasant place after Mission: Impossible - Fallout
and that writer/director Christopher McQuarrie has a master plan.
"Benji is a character that’s been really fun to play," Pegg said. "He’s evolved in each movie, from being a lab technician — who reluctantly gets involved in the action — to being a fresh-faced field agent who thinks, 'Oh, this is great and fun, and I’m gonna wear a mask,' to actually experiencing what it’s really about, which is not so pleasant. I’m looking forward to playing him again having been through what he went through on Fallout
, which was unpleasant. I can see him not being quite as thrilled with the job, and it’s gonna be fun to play out the narratives that McQ has set up. It’s been a really long journey for him; it’s not about each individual film. He’s tracking a journey for each of those characters, not just Ethan, but all of us." (via ComicBook
)Mission: Impossible 7's
release dates has been put off by four months and is now slated to hit theaters on November 19, 2021. Mission: Impossible 8
will open on November 4, 2022.
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FIRST LOOK: PAGES FROM THE 'GREEN LANTERN 80TH ANNIVERSARY SPECIAL'05/23/20 @ 12:02 pm EST
Despite the Coronavirus pandemic wreaking havoc on the entire entertainment industry, as well as causing Marvel Studios to delay the release dates of their entire slate of big screen Phase Four projects, The Falcon and the Winter Soldier is still tentatively scheduled to hit Disney+ in August.
The MCU’s first streaming exclusive was forced to halt production back in March as the world went into a virtual state of lockdown, but there must have been enough footage in the can for Marvel to remain confident that the spinoff show can still be finished in the next two months, and with many European countries poised to relax the restrictions imposed on film and TV crews, presumably The Falcon and the Winter Soldier will be one of the first major projects to resume operations.
While we haven’t seen much in the way of official footage yet, or even heard a concrete synopsis of the plot, from what we’ve seen so far it appears as though there are certain high-ranking people that don’t want Sam Wilson to inherit the iconic mantle of Captain America despite being handed the shield by Steve Rogers at the end of Avengers: Endgame, with Wyatt Russell’s John Walker clearly the preferred candidate.
Anthony Mackie has frequently talked about how important playing the new Cap is to him, but We Got This Covered reports that the actor will have to wait until the second season to really dive into the part. And that’s because the first season of The Falcon and the Winter Soldier will reportedly find Sam ready to go as the new Captain America, but we won’t actually see him “fully take on the role” until the second run.
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'GREEN LANTERN 80TH ANNIVERSARY 100-PAGE SUPER SPECTACULAR' #1 COMING IN JUNE05/23/20 @ 11:52 am EST
On June 23, join DC in celebrating eight decades of intergalactic justice and peacekeeping with the Green Lantern 80th Anniversary 100-Page Super Spectacular
#1. Here’s your first look at some of the awesome stories that make up this must-have collectors’ item:
“Last Will,” by Geoff Johns and Ivan Reis
=The team that brought you Sinestro Corps War and Blackest Night reunites to deliver one more story featuring the Emerald Warrior. Hal Jordan crashes onto an unknown planet with only enough power in his ring to send three messages out.
“Legacy,” by Ron Marz and Darryl Banks
The co-creators of Kyle Rayner return to tell another adventure with the Torchbearer. Kyle travels to New York to grab a few things from the old Warriors location in storage, but he finds that not everything Guy Gardner displayed in his bar was totally safe.
“Four,” by Robert Venditti and Rafa Sandoval
The team that brought you Hal Jordan and the Green Lantern Corps
power up again for one more tale with the 4 Corpsmen. Hal Jordan, John Stewart, and Kyle Rayner reunite to reminisce and tell old war stories, but where’s Guy Gardner?
“Reverse The Polarity,” by Charlotte (Fullerton) McDuffie and ChrisCross
In a story that should pluck the heartstrings of any Justice League Unlimited
fan, Charlotte (Fullerton) McDuffie and ChrisCross team up for an adventure featuring John Stewart and Hawkgirl. In this sweet tribute to the late Dwayne McDuffie. John and Kendra are trapped in the Watchtower by Dr. Polaris after her takes control of a mysterious element that enhances his powers.
The book also features Green Lantern tales from other celebrated talents, including Peter J. Tomasi/Fernando Pasarin, Denny O’Neil/Mike Grell, Sina Grace/Ramon Villalobos, Mariko Tamaki/Mirka Andolfo and Cullen Bunn/Doug Mahnke. A renowned collection of artists has also contributed tribute art recognizing the legacy of the Green Lantern Corps, including Far Sector
artist Jamal Campbell, Green Lantern: Legacy
artist Andie Tong, Catwoman
artist Joelle Jones with Jordie Bellaire, Batman: Dark Knight: The Golden Child
artist Rafael Grampa, and others.
The Green Lantern 80th Anniversary 100-Page Super Spectacular
#1 arrives in comic book stores open and operating and digitally on Tuesday, June 23, 2020 for $9.99.
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BOOM! STUDIOS DEBUTS NEW TRAILER AND JORGE CORONA COVER FOR 'WYND'05/23/20 @ 11:32 am EST
DC Comics is preparing to celebrate the 80th anniversary publication of All-American Comics
#16 by artist Martin Nodell and writer Bill Finger, the first appearance of Green Lantern Alan Scott.Green Lantern 80th Anniversary 100-Page Super Spectacular
#1 will be published June 23 and will feature a series of decade variants of all the major Green Lanterns, including Hal Jordan, John Stewart, Simon Baz and others. In addition to the main cover by Liam Sharp, the eight variant covers spotlighting Lanterns throughout the decades include:
- 1940’s variant cover by Nicola Scott
- 1950’s variant cover by Matt Taylor
- 1960’s variant cover by Doug Mahnke
- 1970’s variant cover by Neal Adams
- 1980’s variant cover by David Finch
- 1990’s variant cover by Philip Tan
- 2000’s variant cover by Ivan Reis and Oclair Albert
- 2010’s variant cover by Jim Lee, Scott Williams and Alex Sinclair
Other creators contributing, including the long-anticipated return to the franchise of writer Geoff Johns, include Darryl Banks, Charlotte Fullerton McDuffie, Sina Grace, Mike Grell, Jeff Lemire, Ron Marz, Denny O’Neil, Fernando Pasarin, Ivan Reis, Rafa Sandoval, Mariko Tamaki, Peter J. Tomasi, James Tynion IV, Robert Venditti, and more.
Check out the covers below.
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BOOM! Studios today is proud to reveal a brand new trailer, as well as upcoming variant cover art by acclaimed artist Jorge Corona (Middlewest
) for WYND. The all new original series reunities award-winning superstars James Tynion IV (Something is Killing the Children, Batman
) and Michael Dialynas (Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles
), with letterer Aditya Bidikar (Isola
). Tynion IV and Dialynas previously collaborated for three years on the GLAAD Award winning series The Woods
You can watch the brand-new trailer here: WYND Series Trailer
WYND introduces readers to a world where magical heritage is punishable by death, so a young boy named Wynd must keep his true identity – and pointy ears – a secret from everyone in Pipetown, even if it means he’ll never have the normal life he wants. But when his secret is threatened, Wynd is forced to leave his home behind to embark on a dangerous quest that will put him at the heart of a royal conspiracy beyond his imagination.
This is the first original series from BOOM! Studios to be announced and solicited outside of the traditional solicitation cycle, which normally involves soliciting product three months in advance to retailers and fans. Though WYND was originally announced as an original graphic novel from the BOOM! Box imprint for a November 2020 release, the company saw a unique opportunity to deliver fans and retailers a new Must Read series at a crucial time in the comics industry - which Filip Sablik (President, Publishing & Marketing, BOOM! Studios) explained in a special message to BOOM!’s retail partners that you can view here: A Message to Retailers About WYND.
WYND #1 features a main cover illustrated by series artist Michael Dialynas and variant covers by acclaimed artists Dan Mora (Once & Future
) and Peach Momoko (Batman: The Adventures Continue
WYND is the newest release from BOOM! Studios’ eponymous imprint, home to critically acclaimed original series, including Once & Future
by Kieron Gillen and Dan Mora; Something is Killing the Children
by James Tynion IV and Werther Dell’Edera; Faithless
by Brian Azzarello and Maria Llovet; Folklords by Matt Kindt and Matt Smith; The Red Mother
by Jeremy Haun and Danny Luckert; King of Nowhere
by W. Maxwell Prince and Tyler Jenkins; and Alienated
by Simon Spurrier and Chris Wildoose. 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; Angel
from Bryan Edward Hill and Gleb Melnikov; and Mighty Morphin Power Rangers
from Ryan Parrott and Daniele Di Nicuolo.
Print copies of WYND #1 will be available for sale on June 17, 2020 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 Madefire.