|MAGNETO UNDERTAKES A NEW MISSION IN HICKMAN AND OLIVER’S 'GIANT-SIZE X-MEN'11/26/19 @ 4:22 pm EST
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TERRY JONES, 'MONTY PYTHON' CO-FOUNDER AND BRITISH COMEDY ICON, DIES AT 7701/22/20 @ 3:04 pm EST
When Giant-Size X-Men hits stands next year, X-Men fans will get to see Jonathan Hickman’s bold vision for mutantkind unfold in epic adventures told by the industry’s most acclaimed artists. These large-scale but standalone stories will be specifically designed to highlight the artist’s talents, and each issue will focus on a specific character. This March, Hickman will team up with legendary artist Ben Oliver to turn the spotlight on the master of magnetism, Magneto!
Created by Stan Lee himself, Magneto’s been a fixture in the X-Men mythos since the very beginning. Although he debuted in 1963's X-MEN #1 as the X-Men’s premiere super villain, he eventually became one of their fiercest members. Under Chris Claremont’s pen, Magneto was equipped with a tragic backstory, shedding light on his motivations and developing him into one of the most complex characters in the Marvel Universe. An unrelenting champion for mutantkind, Magneto once again finds himself leading a mutant nation, but this time, he has all of mutantkind including the X-Men standing at his side. Determined to make this new dream of Krakoa prosper, Magneto must now make dealings with his former sworn enemy— humanity!
Ben Oliver, known for his seminal work on ULTIMATE X-MEN, is the perfect artist to capture the emotion behind Magneto’s new role as mutant ambassador. “It's been many years since I last worked on an X-Men related project, and I couldn't be happier than to be working with Jonathan,” Oliver said. “I've long been a fan of Jonathan's work, and Magneto as a character, so to collaborate on this project is fantastic.”
GIANT-SIZE X-MEN: MAGNETO will be the second of five essential one-shots with the first, GIANT-SIZE X-MEN: JEAN GREY AND EMMA FROST debuting in February. Uniting Jonathan Hickman with the best artists in the industry, these stories are destined to be instant classics that fans won’t want to miss! Stay tuned for upcoming announcements about more GIANT-SIZE X-MEN issues coming your way next year and which of your favorite artists will be showcased next!
GiANT-SIZE X-MEN: MAGNETO #1 Written by JONATHAN HICKMAN Art by BEN OLIVER
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'LEGENDS OF TOMORROW': TEAM RETURNS TO OLD HOLLYWOOD IN 01/22/20 @ 2:57 pm EST
Terry Jones, a founding member of Monty Python and a beloved comedian, screenwriter, film director, poet, historian and author, has died. He was 77.
Jones had been suffering from dementia, which was revealed publicly by his son, Bill, in September 2016. It left him unable to speak.
"We are deeply saddened to have to announce the passing of beloved husband and father, Terry Jones," his family said in a statement.
Although rarely receiving the same acclaim as Monty Python's other members, Jones as widely regarded within the group as its underrated but passionate heart, known for his good-natured enthusiasm and a deep well of intelligence across a broad range of subjects.
A biographer once commented that should you speak to Jones "on subjects as diverse as fossil fuels, or Rupert Bear, or mercenaries in the Middle Ages or Modern China … in a moment you will find yourself hopelessly out of your depth, floored by his knowledge."
Jones reunited with his fellow comics one final time on stage in 2014 for Monty Python Live (Mostly)
, held in London's O2 arena and intended as a one-off until popular demand saw nine extra dates added. (via THR
)DF News extends its sincere condolences to Mr. Jones' family, friends and fans.
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The CWNETFLIX ANNOUNCES 'THE WITCHER: NIGHTMARE OF THE WOLF'01/22/20 @ 2:45 pm EST
has released a new preview for Legends of Tomorrow's
coming episode, "Miss Me, Kiss Me, Love Me".
In the episode, when a new blip lands the Legends in 1947 Los Angeles, it puts them on the trail of Benjamin “Bugsy” Siegel (guest star Jonathan Sadowski) who seems to take pleasure in fraternizing with the Hollywood Elite. But Sara (Caity Lotz), Ray (Brandon Routh) and Constantine (Matt Ryan) devise a plan to capture him.Legends of Tomorrow
airs Tuesdays at 9/8c on The CW. "Miss Me, Kiss Me, Love Me" will air on February 4th.
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SPACE IS THE PLACE TO BE IN THE 'GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY' #1 TRAILER!01/22/20 @ 2:38 pm EST
Netflix is growing The Witcher
universe with a new anime spinoff film titled The Witcher: Nightmare of the Wolf
, the streaming service announced Wednesday.
showrunner Lauren Schmidt Hissrich and producer Beau DeMayo, Netflix says “the world of ‘The Witcher’ expands in this anime film that explores a powerful new threat facing the Continent.”
The project hails from Studio Mir, the renowned Korean animation studio best known for The Legend of Korra
and Netflix’s Voltron: Legendary Defender
, which launched Dec. 20, follows the stories of monster hunter Geralt of Rivia (Henry Cavill), sorceress Yennefer (Anya Chalotra) and young princess Ciri (Freya Allan).
The Nightmare of the Wolf
movie announcement comes one day after Netflix said that The Witcher
TV series, which has already been renewed for Season 2, was watched by 76 million households in its first month on the streaming service, making it the biggest first season debut in Netflix’s history, per the streaming service’s new “view” counting methods. (via The Wrap
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A STUNNING NEW STAR WARS TRAILER HERALDS THE FINAL END OF 'CLONE WARS01/22/20 @ 2:32 pm EST
Someone has to guard the galaxy – but who will accept the mission? And will they survive it? See who answers the call in the GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY #1 trailer featuring writer Al Ewing, Editor in Chief CB Cebulski, and Editor Darren Shan!
Cosmic peace is hanging by a thread as the major galactic empires bristle against each other. Amidst the chaos, the Gods of Olympus have returned — harbingers of a new age of war, reborn to burn their mark on the stars themselves! The legendary Star-Lord leads Rocket Raccoon, Nova, Marvel Boy, Phyla-Vell, and Moondragon on a mission to restore order to the stars!
“The galaxy is just one bad day away from complete and total collapse, and that day is here,” teases Shan.
“Guardians of the Galaxy is where the Marvel cosmic universe, as we know it, comes alive. Marvel space is about to come crashing into the Marvel Universe in a big way,” says Ewing.
Guardians of the Galaxy #1 by Al Ewing and Juan Cabal is on sale now in comic shops, on the Marvel Comics App, and on Marvel.com! To find a comic shop near you, visit www.comicshoplocator.com or call 1-888-comicbook.
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After waiting years to see if it would ever get the conclusion it truly deserved, we finally have a look at the beginning of Clone Wars’ end—and no one is prepared. Well, except Palpatine, probably.THE MOST IMPORTANT NEW BUFFY CHARACTER EVER MAKES THEIR FIRST APPEARANCE IN APRIL01/22/20 @ 2:23 pm EST
Lucasfilm has released a first look at the final season of Star Wars: The Clone Wars, set to begin on Disney+ next month. The footage teases several previously known but never-seen storylines that have long been teased for the series in the wake of its initial, untimely cancellation in the aftermath of Disney’s purchase of Lucasfilm. (via Gizmodo)
Star Wars: The Clone Wars returns one last time on Disney+ February 21.
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'BATMAN: THE ANIMATED SERIES ADVENTURES - SHADOW OF THE BAT' LAUNCHES ON KICKSTARTER01/22/20 @ 2:22 pm EST
BOOM! Studios, in collaboration with 20th Century Fox, has announced an oversized one-shot comic book special, BUFFY: EVERY GENERATION #1, featuring three stories written and illustrated by comics creators Nilah Magruder, Morgan Beem, Lauren Garcia, Caitlin Yarsky, Lauren Knight, and Alex Guimarães, available in April 2020
Discover the secret origins of some of the most important Slayers in history and the first appearance of a new character with a familiar face who will change the way you look at Buffy Summers and everything about her world forever! This is the Buffy comic that everyone will be talking about and the most important new character in over twenty years!
“Just when you think you know everything about the Chosen One, a brand new character shows up to turn the whole universe on its head ,” said Jeanine Schaefer, Executive Editor, BOOM! Studios. “Buffy’s been through the Hellmouth, fought alongside Angel, been replaced by Kendra, and now has to deal with the backlash in Ring of Fire
but all of that is nothing compared to what comes next for the Slayer and everyone else in the Buffyverse. Hold onto your seats because this special will… BLOW. YOUR. MIND!”Buffy the Vampire Slayer
premiered on March 10th, 1997. The Emmy and Golden Globe-nominated series, which ran for seven seasons from 1997-2003. 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.
BUFFY THE VAMPIRE SLAYER is the newest 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; Angel
from Bryan Edward Hill and Gleb Melnikov; and Mighty Morphin Power Rangers
from Ryan Parrott and Danielle Di Nicuolo.
Print copies of BUFFY THE VAMPIRE SLAYER: EVERY GENERATION #1 will be available for sale on April 8, 2020 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 Madefire.
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'ARROW' STAR STEPHEN AMELL REVEALS PANIC ATTACK DURING PODCAST01/21/20 @ 11:46 pm EST
IDW Games, in partnership with Warner Bros. Consumer Products and DC, announced today that Batman: The Animated Series Adventures - Shadow of the Bat will launch on Kickstarter on February 18, 2020. A miniatures-driven board game, Shadow of the Bat is part of the Adventures Universal Game System (AUGS), and is compatible with all other AUGS products. Arkham Asylum, a full-sized expansion, will also launch on Kickstarter alongside Shadow of the Bat. Both Shadow of the Bat and Arkham Asylum are expected to arrive to backers and in stores in Fall 2020.
Running off the AUGS engine, Shadow of the Bat offers unrivaled flexibility and player choice. Players can take the role of any hero in their roster in the game’s 24 unique missions, all inspired by fan-favorite episodes. Likewise, even villains can be swapped out in every mission to change up the threats that players will face. In Shadow of the Bat, 1-4 players will take to the streets as Batman, Batgirl, Robin, Commissioner Gordon, and Catwoman, each with their own unique character abilities, skills, and custom dice. And they’ll have to work together in order to take down the likes of Two-Face, The Penguin, Mr. Freeze, The Riddler, Scarecrow, Man-Bat, The Joker, and Harley Quinn. As with other AUGS games, villains can be controlled by the game itself for full co-op play, or by a 5th player. AUGS’ modularity means that players can even create their own dream scenarios and teams, including bringing in elements from other AUGS products.
Launching alongside Shadow of the Bat is the Arkham Asylum expansion, which will add 13 more missions to play through, and an all-new game mode: Clayface mode. In Arkham Asylum players will explore the halls of the infamous psychiatric hospital as they tangle with Clayface, Poison Ivy, Jervis Tetch, The Ventriloquist, Killer Croc, Maxie Zeus, Lock-Up, Clock King, Baby Doll, and Hugo Strange. In Clayface mode, each hero will be given a card that will indicate if they are who they appear to be, or if they’re actually Clayface in hiding. At any time, the Clayface player can reveal their true identity, transforming into the massive Clayface, and turn on their former friends!
Players will also have the option to expand their roster of heroes and villains with The New Batman Adventures character pack, containing Nightwing, Tim Drake as Robin, Calendar Girl, and Firefly. Story Packs for Mask of the Phantasm and Mystery of the Batwoman will also be available, adding new missions and characters–The Phantasm and Bruce Wayne in plain clothes, and Batwoman and Bane, respectively–that follow the films’ stories.
Anyone looking to try before they buy will be able to play a digital demo of Batman: The Animated Series Adventures - Shadow of the Bat through either Tabletopia or Tabletop Simulator. This demo contains 3 missions that follow The Joker-centric episode Joker’s Favor. For more information on the digital demos, please go to IDWGames.com/BTASDemo
IDW Games is a leading publisher of licensed tabletop games. Publishing games such as Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Adventures - City Fall, Metal Gear Solid The Board Game, Ghostbusters x MIB: Ecto-terrestrial Invasion, and numerous Dragon Ball Z titles, IDW Games aims to bring the highest quality production and gameplay to fans of beloved licenses.
The Adventures Universal Game System (AUGS) is IDW Games’ flagship tabletop brand. An engine for multiple tabletop games, AUGS products are universally compatible with one another, and allow players the freedom to mix and match their games’ heroes, villains, and missions as they choose.
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Arrow WYATT RUSSELL SPOTTED FILMING 'THE FALCON AND THE WINTER SOLDIER' SERIES01/21/20 @ 11:35 pm EST
star Stephen Amell has shared a harrowing experience of suffering a panic attack while recording a podcast.
The actor – who is wrapping up the final season of his show following the Crisis on Infinite Earths
crossover – recently appeared on former Smallville
actor Michael Rosenbaum's podcast Inside of You
in an interview that took a difficult turn.
In an episode released on Tuesday (January 21), Rosenbaum explained that he was in the middle of chatting with Amell last month about the actor being "mentally exhausted" with the end of Arrow
after eight years.
"My wife forced me to go to the doctor's today because she thought something was wrong with me," he admitted to Rosenbaum. "She got really mad at me, and she told me to get my sh*t together. And that really got to me."
He also recalled: "I need to mentally reset… I just feel like I've been trying to do things for people for the last eight years, and I need a f**king break."
Rosenbaum shut down the interview at the time in order for Amell to seek help for the panic attack. The Arrow
star returned weeks later to explain what he had been going through.
"I did Rosey's podcast after Arrow
ended," he tweeted on Tuesday. "We had to cut it short because I had a full on panic attack. It wasn't pretty.
"I came back a few weeks ago to chat about it. I was in a really bad spot and I'm happy to report that I'm doing much better."
Rosenbaum praised him at numerous points in their follow-up chat for speaking openly and honestly about anxiety and exhaustion. (via Digital Spy
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'ARROW' FINALE PREVIEW RELEASED01/21/20 @ 11:27 pm EST
Wyatt Russell, who plays John Walker/U.S. Agent in the upcoming Disney+ series The Falcon and the Winter Soldier,
was photographed in both a Captain America and a military uniform while filming on Monday.
It was announced in August 2019 that the 33-year-old son of Goldie Hawn and Kurt Russell would be joining the Marvel Cinematic Universe.
His character, Walker, was first introduced in the comics in 1986 as somewhat of a villain called Super Patriot. Later on, he replaces Captain America as a government-sanctioned superhero and eventually becomes known as U.S. Agent who wore a Cap-centric costume not too far from the one in the photo above right.Page Six
reports that he filmed two separate scenes in Atlanta on Monday.
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The pioneering TV series that gave a name to a franchise and adventured through eight years is coming to an end, and The CW
has released a preview of Arrow's
Titled "Fadeout," the episode will see the return of Emily Bett Rickards as Felicity Smoak as she comes together along with family and friends to say goodbye to Oliver (Stephen Amell).
series finale, "Fadeout", airs Tuesday, January 28.