SCOUT COMICS TEAMS WITH CHISPA COMICS, MUCHO MAS MEDIA FOR LATINX SUPERHERO UNIVERSE12/08/22 @ 11:50 am EST
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DF INTERVIEW: RON MARZ REWINDS TO AN UNTOLD TALE IN THE PAST OF A COSMIC SAVIOR IN ‘WARLOCK: REBIRTH’02/06/23 @ 12:37 pm EST
A new superhero universe is in the works, featuring Latinx characters and creatives behind the scenes.
The publisher behind creator-owned series like Commander Rao, Charm City, She Bites
(formerly known as The Vampire's Babysitter
), and Eternus
from Andy Serkis and Andrew Levitas, is teaming with Chispa Comics and multimedia company Mucho Mas Media to launch a Latinx-focused shared universe. Most comics fans are familiar with the shared universes from Marvel and DC, but they are primarily filled with white characters. The world Scout Comics, Chispa Comics, and Mucho Mas Media are envisioning will help bring some much-needed representation to comics.The Thirteen
from Chispa is the first title to kick off this new shared universe, which is the brainchild of Mucho Mas Media, in partnership with distributor Scout Comics. The Thirteen
is described as "an elite league of super-powered humans with Mesoamerican roots." The Thirteen
will debut in 2023 through a series of one-shot origin stories: the first six set to premiere at San Diego Comic-Con, the last seven to drop at New York Comic-Con. An ongoing series will follow the one-shots in 2024, featuring the entire line-up, and three other spinoff series featuring smaller teams of heroes.
Origin stories for The Thirteen
come from a group of writers, some of whom are represented by Mucho Mas subsidiary Inclusion Management: Zopilote
by Hector Rodriguez III, The Wake
by Jasminne and Lupe Méndez, Pyroclast
by Frederick Luis Aldama, Cloudbreak
by Leticia Urieta, Florescent
by Héctor González, Dragonthrall
by Veronique Medrano, Vendaval
by Ire'ne Lara Silva, Shaper
by Angelo Bowles, Gila Girl
by Henry Barajas, Molt
by Laura Galán-Wells, Revive
by Oscar Garza and Rolando Esquivel, Blue Deer
by David Bowles, and Coneja
by Kevin García. Negotiations with illustrators and writers are underway. (via ComicBook.com
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DF Interview: Ron Marz rewinds to an untold tale in the past of a cosmic savior in ‘Warlock: Rebirth’ By Byron BrewerTOM TAYLOR TAKES JON KENT INTO THE WORLD OF 'INJUSTICE'02/06/23 @ 12:11 pm EST
Adam Warlock was created to be the perfect human specimen. Since then, Adam has gone on to be a cosmic savior, defending the galaxy from the likes of Thanos, the Universal Church of Truth and the Magus. But what will happen when the next evolution of Warlock emerges? Someone who is stronger, faster and smarter than Adam?
Don't miss this untold story of Adam Warlock and the Infinity Watch as Ron Marz and Ron Lim (Silver Surfer: Rebirth) introduce a new character that will forever impact Warlock's legacy! I sat down with Ron Marz and we blasted off to the land we love: Marvel Cosmic! Byron Brewer: Ron, I know a lot of Marvel Cosmic fans enjoyed your retro Silver Surfer limited series last year. How does it feel to come almost straight back with an LS on Adam Warlock, re-teaming with cosmic art icon Ron Lim? Ron Marz:
Feels like the most natural thing in the world. Or universe. Working with Ron Lim and playing in Marvel’s cosmic playground were my first professional experiences. It’s where I learned how to do what I do. So coming back is great. Byron: Any connective tissue between these two five-issue mags? Ron Marz:
There are definitely some aspects from the Surfer series that continue here, some threads involving Captain Mar-Vell’s son, Genis-Vell, as he tries to live up to his father’s legacy. That said, this Warlock story stands on its own without any knowledge of the Surfer series required. But not out of the question for the silver guy on the surfboard to make an appearance. Byron: Your tale takes place during Warlock’s “early days,” says the solicit for Warlock: Rebirth. Which “early days”? The Fantastic Four HIM creation, Adam does Counter-Earth, the Starlin sagas… ? Ron Marz:
This story is set during the era of Warlock and the Infinity Watch, so not long after the events of the Infinity Gauntlet. Byron: Give us your take on the character of Adam Warlock, especially during the period in which this Rebirth story occurs. Can you give readers a bit of a summary, an extended elevator pitch on what this particular cosmic saga is all about? Ron Marz:
Adam Warlock is, for me, a pretty tortured character. Like a lot of Starlin protagonists, right? Adam is engaged in an existential crisis. He is not human, per se, but he was created to be the pinnacle of humanity. So he wrestles with a lot of the angst of the human condition, just writ large. Adam was created to be the ultimate evolutionary step for mankind, but he broke from his creators. Seems reasonable that those creators might try again, and come up with a “hero” who would be less problematic. I guess the logline would be something like “What happens when Adam Warlock is confronted by someone who is better at doing his job than he is?” Byron: Hmmm… Cosmic guest star list please! (Genis-Vell on a cover?) Ron Marz:
Yes, Genis-Vell appears in the story, and obviously we’re getting Gamora and Pip the Troll. I don’t think I’m giving away too much by saying that Doctor Strange will be appearing as well, both because he fits the tone of the story, and frankly because I wanted to write Doctor Strange again. We’ll have a few other guest stars, but I want to keep them under wraps for now. Byron: What has me super excited about this limited series is the news that Ron Lim and yourself will be introducing a new character with Warlock ties. (Puh-leeeze do not be an iteration of the Magus!) Without spoilers, can you tell readers anything about this villain or hint at what the connection to Adam may be? Fans like detective work. Ron Marz:
The “without spoilers” part is a little tricky here. What I can say is that the antagonist for this series is very much a reflection of Adam Warlock, but it’s not the Magus, and it’s not the Goddess from Infinity Crusade. More than that, I’d like to keep that identity under wraps for as long as possible. I want to preserve some sense for the readers of not knowing what’s coming. We as a culture are so keen to always know what’s next that I think we’ve lost some of the magic of experiencing a story and not knowing what’s ahead. Byron: Agreed. … Talk a little more about seeing your script come alive through the pulse-pounding pencils of Ron Lim! Ron Marz:
Ron Lim drew the first comic script I ever wrote, and he was the primary artist I collaborated with in the first couple of years of my career. I learned a huge amount about doing this by working with Ron Lim, so coming full circle and working with Ron again is just an absolute pleasure. You develop a rhythm when you click with an artist, and you can almost work in shorthand. I know what Ron does, and he knows what I do, how I approach a page. So there’s a lot of trust. There’s also the simple fact that Ron does beautiful work and is a great storyteller. Knowing that an artist is going to deliver on every page is a huge boon in making comics. Byron: Ron, what other projects in which you are involved can you tell readers about? Ron Marz:
I’m part of the narrative team for Diablo IV video game, which will be released in June from Blizzard, so that’s a big chunk of my time. In terms of comics, the Resolution graphic novel that Andy Lanning and I wrote will be released soon via the Zoop crowdfunding platform. Andy and I also co-wrote a Twilight Imperium graphic novel for CMON Games that comes out this year, and we’re doing a new horror series for Heavy Metal as well. The hardcover collection of my Swamp God serial should be out from Heavy Metal soon. I’ve got a few projects still to be announced from both U.S. and international publishers. And I also served as a story consultant on an Indian television series that will debut later this year on streaming. No rest for the wicked. Dynamic Forces would like to thank Ron Marz for taking time out of his busy schedule to answer our questions. Warlock: Rebirth #1 from Marvel Comics is slated to be on sale April 19th! A note from Byron: Since the writing of this interview, the identity of the book’s antagonist has become publicly known. For more, check out: https://www.marvel.com/articles/comics/eve-warlock-makes-her-debut-in-ron-marz-and-ron-lim-s-warlock-rebirth For more news and up-to-date announcements, join us here at Dynamic Forces, www.dynamicforces.com/htmlfiles/, “LIKE” us on Facebook, www.facebook.com/dynamicforcesinc, and follow us on Twitter, www.twitter.com/dynamicforces.
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‘THE EXORCIST’: BLUMHOUSE, UNIVERSAL & PEACOCK HORROR REDO SETS OLIVIA MARCUM02/06/23 @ 11:51 am EST
Tom Taylor has been keeping a secret from you. When the critically-acclaimed writer announced that he would be continuing Jonathan Kent’s story in Adventures of Superman: Jon Kent
, he didn’t tell you why. Not only will the miniseries see a rematch between Jon and Ultraman, but it will also take DC’s younger Superman to a place he’s never been before. The battle with Ultraman will force Jon to explore the multiverse, and one of the places he’ll end up will be greatly familiar to fans of Taylor and his work for DC. It’s a place of war, a place of betrayal, and a place of…Injustice
Yes, DC has revealed that Adventures of Superman: Jon Kent
not only continues Jon’s story that Taylor began in Superman: Son of Kal-El,
but also builds on the legacy of storytelling he crafted for the popular DC video game franchise, which hasn’t been seen in a DC comic book since the Injustice 2
series concluded in 2018. But how exactly will Jon find himself in Injustice’s
harrowing world, in which Batman finds himself fighting for survival against a tyrant Superman?
In a DC interview, Taylor said, "A lot of people know the premise of this series: Ultraman, the man who kept Jon Kent, who enslaved him for so long, who essentially took his childhood from him, he’s out there in the multiverse murdering Kal-Els. Val-Zod, and someone who we won't give away just yet, come to Jon Kent and let him know that they believe he's the only one who could stop him.
"So, that's what everybody knows, but what they don't know is where in the multiverse that's going to lead Jon. One of those places—and a very important part—is the world of Injustice
."Adventures of Superman: Jon Kent #1
by Tom Taylor, Clayton Henry and Jordie Bellaire will be available in print and as a digital comic book on March 7.
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GRANT MORRISON'S 'BATMAN' SOLD OUT ONLINE, TOPS DC BEST SELLER LIST02/06/23 @ 11:22 am EST
Olivia Marcum is the latest to join Blumhouse, Universal, Peacock and Morgan Creek’s next installment of The Exorcist, Deadline
She will star in the continuation of the original horror pic alongside previously announced Academy-Award nominee Leslie Odom Jr., Ann Dowd, Lidya Jewett and Ellen Burstyn, who is reprising her role as Chris MacNeil, in the fresh new take of the beloved property – a continuation of the quintessential possession horror film. The studios behind the latest redo scooped up the franchise rights for $400M.
The pic, the first in a new trilogy, is currently in production for an Oct. 13 release this year on the big screen. David Gordon Green of the recent Blumhouse/Miramax Halloween
trilogy directs. Scott Teems (Halloween Kills, The Quarry
), Danny McBride (Halloween Kills, Halloween
) and Green teamed up for the story being penned by Peter Sattler (Broken Diamonds
) and Green.
The original 1973 The Exorcist
counts a global box office of $441M, making it the highest grossing horror film for a 44-year-long run. The picture was also nominated for ten Oscars, including one for Burstyn, who was nominated for Best Actress. The film also nabbed the honor of being the first horror film ever nominated for Best Picture.
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‘THE CONSULTANT’ TRAILER: CHRISTOPH WALTZ IS THE WORLD’S CREEPIEST BOSS IN AMAZON PRIME VIDEO THRILLER02/06/23 @ 11:03 am EST
"Temporarily out of stock." That's the notice awaiting Amazon shoppers trying to buy a copy of Grant Morrison's Batman
Omnibus Vol. 1, which soared to the #1 spot on the retailer's DC Comics & Graphic Novels section of the Amazon Best Sellers list.
DC Studios co-chief James Gunn named the book — the first of three super-sized collections comprising Morrison's Batman and son saga — as an inspiration for The Brave and the Bold
, a live-action film introducing the DC Universe's Batman and Robin. The book has also sold out on online retailers like Barnes & Noble, which has similarly posted a notice that the book is "temporarily out of stock online."
Last week, Gunn and his DC Studios co-chair Peter Safran revealed the first ten projects of their DC slate, including the live-action feature films Superman: Legacy
, The Authority
, and Supergirl: Woman of Tomorrow
, and the HBO Max series Booster Gold
. Gunn then tweeted the "touchstone" comics inspiring "the feel, the look, or the tone" of the new DC Universe to his 1.5 million Twitter followers, including: Batman by Grant Morrison Omnibus Vol. 1,
Grant Morrison and Frank Quitely's All-Star Superman: The Deluxe Edition, The Authority
Omnibus, and Absolute Swamp Thing by Alan Moore: Volume One.
After paperback editions of Supergirl: Woman of Tomorrow
and Booster Gold: Past Imperfect
sold out online, Gunn tweeted: "Just talked to [DC Chief Creative Officer and Publisher] Jim Lee about everything selling out, but the fine folks at @DCComics will have more coming soon." (via ComicBook.com
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DID BILL MURRAY JOIN THE MCU TO PLAY GOLF WITH KATHRYN NEWTON?02/05/23 @ 12:58 pm EST
In “The Consultant,” Christoph Waltz’s Regus Patoff is a pandemic-era corporate worker’s nightmare.
“For those who work remotely, you have one hour to get here, or you’ll be terminated,” he says in a trailer for the dark comedy-thriller series below, via Variety
The series explores the sinister relationship between boss and employee. When Patoff is hired as a consultant to improve the business at the app-based gaming company CompWare, employees experience new demands and challenges that put everything into question, including their lives. The cast also includes Nat Wolff as Craig, Brittany O’Grady as Elaine and Aimee Carrero as Patti.
“The Consultant” is based on Bentley Little’s 2015 novel of the same name. Tony Basgallop serves as creator and showrunner, and executive produces alongside pilot director Matt Shakman, Waltz, Steve Stark and Andrew Mittman. Kai Dolbashian produces.
The series hails from MGM Television and Amazon Studios.
Full trailer: https://youtu.be/Rj6gQdEyGXI
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KNOCK AT THE CABIN TAKES TOP BOX OFFICE SPOT02/05/23 @ 12:45 pm EST
Did Bill Murray
sign on to Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania
to play golf? That might be the case if you follow an interview Kathryn Newton
, the new Cassie Lang, did on the Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon
. It seems that Newton and Murray had met prior to his casting at a celebrity golf tournament where she impressed the Ghostbusters actor with her game. She told Fallon about a call she got from Murray: "'Kathryn, I've been thinking. I think I want to join the Marvel Universe. And I was just going to ask you if it was okay if I joined Ant-Man
.' And I was like, 'yeah, Bill. That's cool. That's cool with me. Maybe there's someone else to talk to.'" She went on to explain: "I think he had an offer, and he was just calling to be like, 'are we gonna play golf together?' Michael Douglas golfs as well. We didn't get to golf, though, because London was rainy and, it turns out, Marvel movies are very intense." Murray is said to be playing Krylar, a super-obscure character from the Hulk comics while Newton is taking over the role of Scott Lang’s daughter that had previously been played by Abby Ryder Fortson
for the first two films and aged up to Emma Fuhrmann
post snap in Avengers: Endgame
. Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania
opens in theaters on Feb. 17th.
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RELIVE THE EPIC PHASE THREE FILMS OF THE INFINITY SAGA WITH MORE MCU VARIANT COVERS!02/05/23 @ 12:28 pm EST
The start of this year has looked very steady at the top of the box office with Avatar: Way of the Water
sitting in the number one slot the whole time. While it was believed that it might take Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania
to bump it off its perch, but it turns out it’s Dave Bautista
not Paul Rudd
to push James Cameron
out of the way… well Bautista and Tom Brady
. The horror film Knock at the Cabin
is now at the top, taking in $14.2 million in its debut with the comedy 80 for Brady
not too far behind in second with $12.5 million. The Avatar
sequel made $10.8 million for third place, taking it’s domestic gross to $636.4 million over eight weeks. The animated Puss in Boots; Last Wish
claws it’s way to fourth with $7.95 million and the third of four films to debut in the top ten, BTS: Yet to Come
made $6.3 million for fifth. The other new premiere, Chosen Season 3
took in $3.64 million for ninth place. This is the biggest shake up in the top ten in some time.
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MARVEL GOES META AND PUBLISHES SCOTT LANG'S MEMOIR02/05/23 @ 12:16 pm EST
This year, Marvel Comics continues its popular line of INFINITY SAGA VARIANT COVERS! Highlighting each and every Marvel Cinematic Universe film, these covers see some of the industry’s greatest artists honor Marvel Studios’ incredible impact with stunning poster-style comic art. The next installment of covers will allow fans to revisit the incredible highs of the films that closed out the groundbreaking INFINITY SAGA. Revealed last month, the first three Infinity Saga Phase 3 Variant Covers will hit stands in February. And today, readers can check out the rest which will be featured on titles starting in March. Peach Momoko puts a spin on Carol Danvers’ triumphant moment from Marvel Studios’ Captain Marvel
. Aaron Kuder captures the high-octane fun of Marvel Studios’ Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2
. Mahmud Asrar recreates the explosive brawl between Thor and Hulk from Marvel Studios’ Thor: Ragnarok
. Steve McNiven depicts the dramatic confrontation between Captain America and Iron Man from Marvel Studios’ Captain America: Civil War
. Steve Skroce draws a stunning portrait of Stephen Strange’s rise as the sorcerer supreme from Marvel Studios’ Doctor Strange
. And Ken Lashley introduces readers to the world and characters of Wakanda as seen in Marvel Studios’ Black Panther
. Check them out below and collect them all at your local comic shop in the months ahead! For more information, visit Marvel.com
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LIAM NEESON ISN'T A FAN OF THE UFC02/04/23 @ 3:44 pm EST
One of the key elements in the upcoming Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania
is a memoir written by Scott Lang called Look Out For the Little Guy!
. Well, in a move reminiscent of ABC releasing the novels written by Nathan Fillion’s
character on Castle
, Marvel has commissioned a real book to be written and available now for pre-order
. The back cover includes a quote from another Avenger: “Introduces the man behind the hero, and the hero I call friend
.” —Bruce Banner, fellow Avenger. A recent clip shows that Scott is listening to the audio book version in his car and now Marvel has released a video
showing Paul Rudd
as Scott recording the audio book to promote the release of the memoir. The only downside to all of this is that the film is releasing on February 17th but the book won’t be out until September 5th.
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It seems Liam Neeson
has hit that age where he’s just going to say whatever he wants. In a recent interview with Men’s Health
, he was asked about the UFC… not sure why you’d ask Neeson about the UFC, but they did and he replied: “UFC, I can’t stand. That, to me, is like a bar fight. And I know practitioners are always like, ‘No, you’re wrong! The amount of training we do!’ Why don’t you just grab a beer bottle and hit the other guy over the head? That’s the next stage from UFC! I f—ing hate it.” Neeson continued on, talking about fellow Irishman Conor McGregor
. “That little leprechaun, Conor McGregor, oh, please. He gives Ireland a bad name. I know he’s fit, and I admire him for that, but can’t take it. Next time I come in a Dublin Airport, ‘Neeson! We’ll f—ing show you!'” Did Neeson just call out McGregor?