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Friday, May 30, 2014

Josh Brolin Joins Marvel's 'Guardians of the Galaxy' as Thanos

Not that anyone was asking but it seems Marvel has added another high caliber actor to voice one of the essential roles for Guardians of the Galaxy and possibly the Avengers sequels. Josh Brolin has been tapped to play Thanos, the powerful god-like villain, who'll cause major repercussions in the Marvel Cinematic Universe. 

Yaya Han as Sue Storm, Fiora in Latest Photo Shoot with Brian Boling

Nightraven Fiora - League of Legends

Any chance we get to feature the Queen of Cosplay, Yaya Han, under the masterful lens of photographer Brian Boling we will...every...time. We could literally feature Han everyday in a different custom crafted costume if we wanted. Oh, and don't think we haven't considered it.

Thursday, May 29, 2014

Dia de los Muertos-Inspired THE BOOK OF LIFE Lush Trailer Drops from Producer Guillermo del Toro

In The Book of Life, producer Guillermo del Toro has helped guide this romantic tale by director Jorge Gutierrez to fruition with some gorgeous animation and some familiar voices. Channing Tatum, Zoe Saldana, and Diego Luna headline the talented voice cast as Joaquin, Maria and Manolo respectively as the two vie for her heart. 

The Eva Green 'Sin City' Character Poster the MPAA Didn't Want You to See

After the release of five character posters from the upcoming Robert Rodriguez co-directed sequel Frank Miller's Sin City A Dame to Kill For, Dimension Films was ready to send out another but the MPAA was none too pleased and rejected it. 

FUND THIS BOOK! 'The Adventures of Aero-Girl' is an Amazing All-Ages Comic Worth Funding

FUND THIS BOOK! is a new feature we're kicking off to highlight some crowdfunding ventures in sequential art that deserve to be noticed. First off we have The Adventures of Aero-Girl that is described as "a girl with a jetpack and a super gorilla sidekick," but it's a whole lot more.

Wednesday, May 28, 2014

Saga #19 Review

The hiatus is over! After another successful run on the bestseller list with Saga Volume 3 Brian K. Vaughan and Fiona Staples are back with the start of volume 4 with issue #19 of the epic sci-fi adventure Saga from Image Comics. With the story jumping ahead a few years this gives new readers a chance to jump aboard and loyal ones a chance to catch up with their favorite family on the run.

PANTS! Gal Gadot's 'Wonder Woman' Costume Rumored to be Based on 'Odyssey' Design

RUMOR OF THE DAY: Some unconfirmed whispers are being bandied about regarding the costume design of Wonder Woman in Batman V Superman: Dawn of Justice as being based on the 'Odyssey' story arc from 2010 where a new outfit was introduced that included the "controversial" inclusion of...pants.

A Creepy New Teaser Trailer for FX's 'The Strain' is Out

FX has doubled the excitement by 15 seconds with this new teaser trailer for the upcoming drama The Strain based on the vampire trilogy by Guillermo del Toro and Chuck Hogan. The show is produced by Carlton Cuse (Lost, Bates Motel) and premieres July 13, 2014.

Tuesday, May 27, 2014

From Downton Abbey to Hell's Kitchen: Charlie Cox will be Netflix's 'Daredevil'

After Latino Review posted the rumor this morning about Charlie Cox (Boardwalk Empire) being considered for the role of Matt Murdock aka Daredevil in the Marvel/Netflix show of the same name it is now confirmed. The Brit is the first actor cast in the drama series based on the comic book blind lawyer turned heroic vigilante.

COMIC BOOK PREVIEWS: Notable Selections for Wednesday, May 28, 2014

New Comics 5/28 by Slidely Slideshow

Tomorrow is NEW COMIC BOOK DAY so take a sneak peek at some of the notable choices you'll face at your local comic book store or digital retailer.

'True Detective' Season 2 Headed to Cali with 3 New Leads

True Detective creator Nic Pizzolatto has revealed some juicy details regarding the second season involving casting and location for the popular crime anthology. He told public radio's To the Best of Our Knowledge, “we’re working with three leads. It takes place in California — not Los Angeles, but some of the much lesser known venues of California — and we’re going to try to capture a certain psychosphere ambiance of the place, much like we did in season one.”

'LEGO Batman 3: Beyond Gotham' Game Announced with New Trailer

Batman and friends are back in the third installment of the popular video game series. This one entitled LEGO Batman 3: Beyond Gotham has the Justice League battling Brainiac in space. The announcement came via teaser trailer featuring a little joshing of Batman by Superman. 

The best-selling LEGO Batman videogame franchise returns in an out-of-this-world, action-packed adventure! In LEGO Batman™ 3: Beyond Gotham, the Caped Crusader joins forces with the super heroes of the DC Comics universe and blasts off to outer space to stop the evil Brainiac from destroying Earth. Using the power of the Lantern Rings, Brainiac shrinks worlds to add to his twisted collection of miniature cities from across the universe. Now the greatest super heroes and the most cunning villains must unite and journey to different Lantern Worlds to collect the Lantern Rings and stop Brainiac before it's too late.
via WBGames 

Friday, May 23, 2014

Edgar Wright Out As Marvel's 'Ant-Man' Director So Now What?

In a shocking twist no one saw coming, Marvel and Ant-Man director Edgar Wright released a joint statement saying the two have "parted ways on Ant-Man due to differences in their vision of the film." The split was supposedly "amicable" and the film remains on schedule for release on July 17, 2015. A replacement is to be named soon. What went wrong?

Wednesday, May 21, 2014

Superhero Scribe David Goyer Says Some Stupid Things About Superheroes

You would think a successful writer/producer like David S. Goyer who has made his fortune as the golden boy of comic book adaptations for Warner Bros. would have more reverence for the medium he exploits and some would say mangles. During a podcast he was asked how he would tackle the stories of particular heroes and it devolved quickly. He described his theory of She-Hulk as a "giant green porn star that only the Hulk could fuck" and went on to challenge the virginity of fans of the Martian Manhunter. The man who could be tasked to write a potential Wonder Woman movie is also a sexist douchebag. 

5 'Sin City: A Dame to Kill For' Character Posters Released

The marketing push has begun for Frank Miller's Sin City: A Dame to Kill For film based on his graphic novel with five character posters released today. They were released separately through various sites then through co-director Robert Rodriguez's Twitter account.

It's Official! 'Batman V Superman: Dawn of Justice' is the Title of the Man of Steel Sequel

Variety is reporting that Warner Bros. has finally divulged the official title of the Man of Steel sequel that's been known as 'Batman vs Superman' is actually 'Batman V Superman: Dawn of Justice.' Fans and journalists alike have been hoping to get an official movie title to reference the Zack Snyder movie and it sounds...acceptable. This movie opens the door to the announced team-up of Justice League later on.

Tuesday, May 20, 2014

Solar: Man of the Atom #2 Review

Solar: Man of the Atom #2 - Dynamite Comics - Available 5/21/14
In the stunning wake of Issue One's shocking climax...where is SOLAR? What will massive doses of unstable radiation do to his family? And even if they survive, what horrors are lurking in the stars? It's cosmic-fueled fantasy from the hit team of FRANK BARBIERE (Five Ghosts) and JOE BENNETT (Iron Man)!
 The aftermath of issue one has the Seleski kids picking up the pieces both figuratively and literally. The explosion has Colin looking for remains of his dad and trying to stabilize the business while Erica is recovering from her exposure to enormous amounts of radiation. This reimagined Gold Key book, Solar: Man of the Atom #2, is off and running with more intrigue and backstory.

TRAILER: Colin Firth Turns Super Spy and Battles Sam Jackson in 'Kingsman: The Secret Service'

Mr. Darcy becomes James Bond in this Matthew Vaughn directed adaptation of the popular comic book mini-series by Mark Millar and Dave Gibbons entitled Kingsman: The Secret Service. In his first leading action role Colin Firth plays a super smooth intelligence agent who mentors a young ruffian (Taron Egerton) into the ways of the service. The X-Men: First Class director previously adapted Millar's Kick-Ass to film.

Monday, May 19, 2014

Wonder Woman Gets Digital-First Weekly Comic Under Sensation Comics Name

Art by Renae De Liz
In a move long overdue from DC Comics, they announced that the oft-ignored third prong of their Holy Trinity, Wonder Woman, will be getting a digital-first comic entitled Sensation Comics featuring Wonder Woman after the 1940's series that predominately starred the Amazon princess. 

New 'Guardians of the Galaxy' Movie Trailer Debuts

Rocket Raccoon Speaks, Chris Pratt's Abs Revealed, and Vin Diesel Mutters Something! 

Fresh from the Facebook Q&A with director James Gunn and some of the stars of Guardians of the Galaxy comes a brand new full length trailer that gives fans more footage and dialogue. We finally hear Rocket Raccoon (Bradley Cooper) and Drax the Destroyer (Dave Bautista) speak as well as Groot (Vin Diesel) shows off his powers. 

PHOTO: Gal Gadot on the Set of 'Batman vs. Superman'

Photo credit: armendarakjian
Set photos by and large are pretty worthless. It's great for filling copy on the site but without context really doesn't reveal much (unless of course it reveals a costume design). Thanks to Instagram a bystander watching filming of the Man of Steel sequel provided this close look at Gal Gadot as Diana Prince entering a car in Birmingham, Michigan. That is the long and short of it but here are some thoughts anyway.

Thursday, May 15, 2014

ARROW Recap/Review: 'Unthinkable' Season Two Finale - A Hero is Made (S2E23)

Photo: Cate Cameron/The CW
“To fight the unthinkable, you have to be willing to do the unthinkable.” -Sara
In the season finale of Arrow entitled 'Unthinkable,' we get two conclusions for the price of one. There's the impending destruction of Starling City and the torpedo aimed at putting to rest anymore Island flashbacks. This is as close as you'll get to a cinematic action film on broadcast network television and showrunners pulled out all the stops bringing it on the season two finale.

'The Flash' 5-Minute Extended Trailer is Out and It is Glorious

On the heels of last night's teaser trailer the CW released an extended trailer with five minutes of exciting CGI action for this Fall's Arrow spin-off, The Flash

Wednesday, May 14, 2014

CW's 'The Flash' Gets a Rocking First Trailer

During tonight's Arrow season finale audiences got the first glimpse of Barry Allen (Grant Gustin) officially as the namesake of the upcoming CW Fall show, The Flash. The one-minute teaser trailer incorporates a rock track by Thirty Seconds to Mars as the Green Arrow (Stephen Amell) shoots an arrow when a certain scarlet speedster zooms by catching it.

COMIC BOOK Pull List: Afterlife with Archie, Princeless, Superman Doomed, Shutter, Lumberjanes, and More

Some great titles from indies come out today. Check out this week's spotlight on new releases. 

Indies top our spotlight this week starting with the unexpectedly great series over at Archie Comics from
Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa and Francesco Francavilla with Afterlife with Archie #5. The initial thought of a zombie apocalypse hitting Riverdale was funny at first but then the books proved to be some of the best horror comics in the industry. The serious take on the genre helped to create some serious dread because here we have characters we've known for decades but now are in actual danger.

Fans Decided to Colorize Zack Snyder's Shot of Ben Affleck in the Batsuit

via Brett Culp
This version was colorized with blue hues and a black bat emblem

No sooner than Zack Snyder dropped a first look at Ben Affleck in the Batsuit next to the new Batmobile did the internet begin to colorize and alter the original monochromatic shot with varying results.

Tuesday, May 13, 2014

Zack Snyder Releases Pics of Ben Affleck in the Batsuit and the Batmobile on Twitter

via Zack Snyder twitter

After teasing a Batmobile reveal yesterday, Zack Snyder delivered not only a better look at Batman's ride but Batman himself. A jacked Ben Affleck appears in costume in a Frank Miller-inspired version of the suit and cowl. This first look came courtesy of Snyder's Twitter account with some apparent sponsored support.

Nonetheless, the monochromatic, gritty pic reveals one of the most iconic looks of Batman and the Batmobile shed its Tumbler bulkiness for a sleeker stealth exterior. This should appease and calm the torch-and-pitchfork crowd online who weren't on board with Affleck as the Dark Knight. Then again maybe not but so far Snyder has the aesthetics down.  

via Michael Wilkinson twitter

via Zack Snyder twitter

Thursday, May 8, 2014

ARROW Recap/Review: The Green Knight Rises (S2E22)

'Streets of Fire' took a literal turn on last night's Arrow as Slade's master plan to destroy Starling City was set in motion. Mirakuru-injected masked minions rampage the city as Ollie and company try to survive and get the cure in their hands. Thea gets a surprise visit and Papa Lance gets a second chance. Mayor Blood turns a corner and Amanda Waller returns Another thrilling episode that feels like a finale but sets the stage for the biggest season finale the show has had.

Wednesday, May 7, 2014

COMIC BOOK Pull List: Godzilla, Future's End, The Wake, Rat Queens, Cyclops, Miles Morales and More

Comic book release day has some interesting debuts this week but the most anticipated is the return of Rat Queens from Kurtis J. Wiebe and Roc Upchurch. Image's snarky medieval fantasy band of maidens are back and a complete joy to read. After a successful trade paperback of the first arc the fan-favorite title returns with #6. It's the perfect time to jump on the bandwagon.

Tuesday, May 6, 2014

'Gotham' Extended Trailer Released Features Young Batman, Catwoman, Poison Ivy and Penguin

The big news here isn't that Fox confirmed a series order for the Batman prequel drama, Gotham, but that they released a teaser then a full length trailer for the show (the extended one is below). We finally got a look how after months of casting news, set photos and descriptions it all fits together with Ben McKenzie as young detective James Gordon in a world before Batman.

Sunday, May 4, 2014

Star Wars Cantina Band Auditions feat Weird Al, Jordin Sparks, Ben Folds, and More

College Humor and Lucasfilm got together for a very special May the Fourth video. The Mos Eisley cantina is looking for new recruits to join the Modal Nodes and the auditions drew some familiar faces. Known more for being a hive of villainy and scum, Tatooine welcomed the best talent in the galaxy like Chris Daughtry, Ben Folds, Liz Phair, Reggie Watts, Mark McGrath, Jordin Sparks, Rick Springfield, Weird Al, Lisa Loeb, and mc chris.

Friday, May 2, 2014

FREE COMIC BOOK DAY is This Saturday!

It's that time of year again when participating comic book stores hand out free comics. This is a great opportunity to rediscover the joy of sequential art from your youth or to introduce the next generation of readers. This year publishers of all sizes will be making comic books available for fans of all ages.

Thursday, May 1, 2014

'Arrow' Review: Melancholy and the Infinite Sadness (S2E21)

The aftermath of Moira Queen's death could have seen Oliver Queen go on a blind rampage hell-bent on revenge and that would have been the easy, safe and typical response in a superhero show. Instead, in "City of Blood" Oliver was allowed to be a fragile human being in the wake of losing not just another loved one in his battle against evil in Starling City but his own mother at the hands of Slade Wilson. The only thing stopping him from succumbing to Wilson were the people at the heart of his support system - Felicity, Diggle and now Laurel.



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