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Friday, October 31, 2014

COMIKAZE EXPO: Meet Peter Facinelli and David Henrie at the BOOM! Studios Booth

Award-winning comic book publisher BOOM! Studios is pleased to announce it will exhibit at Stan Lee’s Comikaze, which will take place at the Los Angeles Convention Center in Los Angeles, California, during the weekend of October 31st - November 2nd. BOOM! is thrilled to host a number of special guests during the show including actors Peter Facinelli, David Henrie, and James Hong. The show marks the publisher’s 18th and final convention appearance in 2014 spreading the message of “We Are BOOM!” to the fans.

Thursday, October 30, 2014

Casting Details Emerge for CBS's 'Supergirl' Show

Things are moving right along at CBS as casting has begun for the latest superhero television adaption, Supergirl. Superman's cousin is getting her own live-action show joining the comic book television landscape that already features Arrow, The Flash, Constantine and Gotham. All are DC Comics properties and their plan to rule the airwaves isn't complete without a Kryptonian in the mix. But who's going to don the cape and crop top? 

Wednesday, October 29, 2014

'The Flash' Review (S1E4): GOING ROGUE

After taking on some tomato cans like an up-and-coming boxer trying to make a name for himself, The Flash comes across a formidable opponent in Leonard Snart. The Cisco-dubbed 'Captain Cold' brought some chilling sobriety to Team Flash as they realize they're not infallible in this week. Also, our favorite computer guru from Starling City, Felicity Smoak, makes a visit.

COMIC BOOK DAY: Notable New Releases (10/29)

New Comics 10/29 by Slidely Slideshow

Halloween week brings nothing but treats for comic book fans. The break-out title of 2014, Harley Quinn, has her first Annual out and the epic run of Brian Azzarello and Cliff Chiang on the New 52 version of Wonder Woman comes to an end in issue #35. Speaking of Wonder Woman, Sensation Comics #3 has legendary writer/artist Gilbert Hernandez this week. And that's just the beginning.

Get 'Afterlife with Archie' as Part of The Horror Humble Bundle for Charity

Help support a great cause while getting your hands on some excellent horror books with Humble Bundle. Name your price for Shadowman Vol. 4: Fear, Blood, and ShadowsSong of KaliThe Mocking Dead #1Houses of the HolyThe Last Zombie: ZomnibusZombies: The Recent Dead, plus two songs from band-on-the-rise A Sound of Thunder. If that's not scary enough, you can pay more than the average price to also get Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Omnibus Vol. 1Clive Barker's Hellraiser: The Dark Watch Vol. 1 & 2Pinocchio, Vampire SlayerSwan Song, and Knights of Sidonia Vol. 1-3. If you pay $15 or more, you'll receive all of the above plus Darkness: Two Decades of Modern HorrorLocke & Key, Vol 1: Welcome To Lovecraft, and Afterlife with Archie #1-2.

MARVEL EVENT: 9 Films in Phase 3 Including Black Panther and Captain Marvel (Video)

Marvel set the internet on fire yesterday with a special event that introduced the slate of films for Phase 3 that unsurprisingly include sequels to some of their biggest hits but also confirmed suspicions of a Black Panther and Captain Marvel movie. Kevin Feige, president of Marvel Studios, took to the stage of the El Capitan Theatre in Hollywood to an adoring crowd of fans and press alike and laid out the movies and dates for the next five years.

Tuesday, October 28, 2014

BAD KIDS GO 2 HELL Graphic Novel and Feature Film Preview at Stan Lee’s Comikaze 2014

Stan Lee's Comikaze 2014 will be Ground Zero for the launch of the highly anticipated graphic novel sequel Bad Kids Go 2 Hell, the latest chapter in the cult dark comedy-horror franchise Bad Kids Go To Hell. Fans stopping by the BGK2H Booth #1710 at Comikaze will not only get to meet the Bad Kids Go 2 Hell creators Matthew Spradlin and Barry Wernick, but will also be able to see the first preview of the upcoming Bad Kids Go 2 Hell theatrical feature, coming out in 2015.

Monday, October 27, 2014

'Suicide Squad' is Looking to Add Cara Delevingne but is it for Harley Quinn?

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The latest rumor concerning David Ayer's 2016 DC Comics adaptation of Suicide Squad involves model-actress-singer Cara Delevingne being considered for a role. Latino Review speculates it could be for Harley Quinn but that has not been confirmed. The fan favorite character from animation and comics would be quite the addition and Delevingne certainly fits the bill.

PREVIEW: Archer & Armstrong #25 by Fred Van Lente, Clayton Henry, John Layman, Ray Fawkes and More

Be here front and center as the original creative team of Fred Van Lente and Clayton Henry lead off a 48-page A&A hollapalooza honoring Valiant’s most dysfunctional duo! Plus: Armstrong’s first drink! And much more! Featuring a who’s who of funnybook madcappery with all-new stories and shenanigans from John Layman (Chew), Ray Fawkes (Batman Eternal), Justin Jordan (Dead Body Road), Donny Cates (Buzzkill) & Eliot Rahal (Dark Horse Presents), and many, many more!

Benedict Cumberbatch is Marvel's 'Doctor Strange' If He Agrees to a Bucket of Cash and Fanboy Scrutiny

Marvel may have finally found their ‘Doctor Strange’ as Deadline reports that Benedict Cumberbatch (Sherlock, Star Trek Into Darkness) is in talks to lead the stand-alone film. Always considered a candidate negotiations with Marvel didn't start in earnest until after talks with Joaquin Phoenix fell through.

Malese Jow Cast as 'Linda Park' for CW's The Flash

Malese Jow (The Vampire Diaries, Star-Crossed) is the latest addition to CW's The Flash to take on a familiar comic book persona as she'll play Linda Park, a reporter who befriends Iris West and is a potential love interest for Barry Allen. 

Matt Fraction, Gabriel Bá, and Fábio Moon Team Up with Michael Chabon for CASANOVA: ACEDIA #1 at Image Comics

Eisner Award-winners Matt Fraction, Gabriel Bá, and Fábio Moon team up with Pulitzer Prize-winning author Michael Chabon for an all-new Casanova Quinn story in CASANOVA: ACEDIA #1, coming to Image Comics on January 7.

Sunday, October 26, 2014

2014 Stan Lee's Comikaze Expo Kicks Off this Halloween Weekend

L.A.'s premier comic, gaming, horror, sci-fi, and pop culture expo as Stan Lee's Comikaze returns to the Los Angeles Convention Center for its fourth annual engagement. The young con will again feature a ton of panels, guests, screenings, vendors and much more in what's sure to be the biggest installment yet. Come see stars of Game of Thrones, Arrow, True Blood, Comic Book Men and giants of comic books like Brian Michael Bendis, Jim Lee, Marc Silvestri, John Romita, Jr., Rob Liefeld as well as Elvira and the legend himself Stan Lee!

Friday, October 24, 2014

'Suicide Squad' is Recruiting Jesse Eisenberg's 'Lex Luthor' to Join the Team

David Ayer's Suicide Squad is becoming a star-studded affair as Jesse Eisenberg is in talks to add his Batman V Superman: Dawn of Justice role of Lex Luthor. Warner Bros. is already doing a full court press to land Will Smith, Tom Hardy and Margot Robbie to the cast. Some reports have Ryan Gosling in the mix as well. Task Force X has never looked so good. 

REVIEW: Memetic #1 by James Tynion IV and Eryk Donovan

Memetic #1 by James Tynion IV and Eryk Donovan (BOOM! Studios)

Memetic #1 is an apocalyptic future that looks a lot like today. Sure, we’re not bleeding from our eyes and attacking each other in great numbers but we have become slaves or at least zombies to our devices and social media. That’s the conceit in this fresh new limited series from James Tynion IV and Eryk Donovan. The weapon of mass destruction is not a nuclear bomb but a viral meme with a euphoric effect that spreads like a cat video across the world leading to some disastrous results.

5 Diverse Female Directors to Consider for 'Wonder Woman'

Warner Bros. is looking for a female director for their 'Wonder Woman' solo film

The recently announced slate of DC Comics movies planned through 2020 was a cause for celebration. Fans finally got some reassurance from Warner Bros. that they did indeed have a plan after seeing Marvel Studios execute one phase of successful films after another. One of the best news to come out of that announcement was that Wonder Woman was finally getting her own film in 2017. Now the word is that they're looking for a female director to take the reins. We have some suggestions. 

Thursday, October 23, 2014

Archie, Jughead, Betty and Veronica are Coming to 'Riverdale' on Fox Television

The news is out: “Riverdale,” a one-hour drama based on the iconic Archie comic book characters, has landed at Fox. Warner Brothers Studios is producing along with studio-based Berlanti Productions. 

'Lazarus' Deluxe Hardcover Edition Available From Image Comics in November

Collects the first two arcs of the best seller by Greg Rucka and Michael Lark

In the Image Comics series LAZARUS, the world has become a feudal state: a few wealthy families control all of the resources, while all other people amount to, if they’re lucky, loyal vassals or serfs. But most are destitute, unprotected, and desperate — what the privileged call “Waste.” This is the world of the New York Times bestselling series by Greg Rucka (Whiteout, Gotham Central, Wonder Woman, Atticus Kodiak novels) and Michael Lark (Gotham Central, Daredevil, SCENE OF THE CRIME), which is now being collected into a deluxe hardcover edition, out in November.

Wednesday, October 22, 2014

(UPDATED) 'Avengers: Age of Ultron' Trailer Hits the Internet (Now with Official HD Version)

Get it while it's hot! The first trailer to Marvel's Avengers: Age of Ultron trailer has been leaked a week early from its release during next week's Agents of SHIELD episode. No telling how long it'll be available but it's dark, menacing and includes new looks at Ultron, Hulkbuster and the Scarlet Witch. 

'Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.' Adrianne Palicki is Battle Ready in Mockingbird Tactical Suit

(Spoilers) Adrianne Palicki debuted last night on Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D as Bobbi Morse aka Mockingbird. However, she was undercover as a Hydra agent keeping an eye on Agent Simmons for Director Coulson. She successfully extracted Simmons when things got sideways and showed off some impressive skills using her signature batons. Yet she was not in her Mockingbird costume. You won't have to wait long though. Here's a look at the tactical suit below which is far different than her comic book designs. 

'Gotham' Casts Morena Baccarin as Dr. Leslie Thompkins

Morena Baccarin joins Gotham as Dr. Leslie Thompkins

We've always yearned for Firefly alum, Morena Baccarin, to join the DC Comics live-action universe for years and years. She's done stellar work as a voice actress on animated projects like "Justice League" and "Batman: The Brave and the Bold" but now she'll be on camera as Dr. Leslie Thompkins as a recurring character on Fox's Gotham

REVIEW: Goners #1 by Jacob Semahn and Jorge Corona

Goners #1 by Jacob Semahn and Jorge Corona is a surprisingly fun supernatural adventure series that Steven Spielberg would surely approve of. The Latimer family has been the last line of defense against threats from the underworld and this latest attack thrusts a new generation of defenders in danger before they’re ready. But ready or not the demons are out to get them.

COMIC BOOK DAY: Notable New Releases (10/22)

As Halloween draws near there's plenty of scary stuff to choose from at comic book stores. Not only one of the best horror comics to come out but one of the best comics period has been Afterlife with Archie. Archie and friends face a zombie apocalypse in the newly released magazine edition with cool added features.

Tuesday, October 21, 2014

'Gotham' Review (S1E5): "Viper"

Gotham has tip-toed the line between campy self-parody and hard boiled crime drama. Balloonman dipped its toe in those campy waters for a bit before going rated R with Arkham. In Viper, the show labored a little to achieve real resonance with its best assets - the villains. 

Preview: ARKHAM MANOR #1 by Gerry Duggan and Shawn Crystal

Thanks to USA Today, we finally get a deeper look at Arkham Manor #1 from DC Comics and writer Gerry Duggan (Shawn Crystal is the artist) just before it’s released on Wednesday. Besides some beautiful preview pages, Duggan describes his excitement working on a Bat-book.

Friday, October 17, 2014

Preview: DRIFTER #1 by Ivan Brandon and Nic Klein

“Before their untimely deaths, the great Ivan Brandon and Nic Klein produced one final, amazing comic.” —Jonathan Hickman

Image Comics is pleased to reveal early artwork from writer Ivan Brandon (WolverineMen of War) and artist Nic Klein (Captain AmericaThor), from their new, dark sci-fi series, DRIFTER. The ongoing series will launch with issue #1 on 11/12 and final order cutoff deadline for retailers is 10/20.

'Arrow' Review (S3E2): 'Sara'

Team Arrow deals with the aftermath of Sara's death at the end of the season three premiere. Her brief appearance and sudden death could have been an abrupt and cheap device to drive this season's plot but 'Sara' proved more of a fitting eulogy for a character that has meant so much to the series. It also sets things in motion for things to come, most of them expected, but in a more contemplative way.

Thursday, October 16, 2014

Wonder Woman, Aquaman, Cyborg and 7 More DC Comics Movies Slated Through 2020

During a shareholders meeting of all places Warner Bros. decided to drop the bomb on their tentpole movies scheduled for the next six years. After Batman V Superman: Dawn of Justice, there'll be a David Ayer (Fury, End of Watch, Training Day) directed Suicide Squad in 2016. In 2017 we'll finally see a Wonder Woman solo film followed by Justice League Part 1. But wait there's more!

'Flash' Review (S1E2): 'The Fastest Man Alive'

As we've learned from watching Arrow producers are not afraid to introduce characters right out of comic book canon. The same goes for The Flash as the villain of 'Fastest Man Alive' was Multiplex (Captain Clone didn't quite stick) another meta-human courtesy of the particle accelerator explosion. His capability to instantaneously duplicate himself into endless controllable clones made for some amazing special effects but the heart of the episode was Barry's daddy issues.

Wednesday, October 15, 2014

COMIC BOOK DAY: Notable New Releases (10/15)

new comics 10/15 by Slidely Slideshow

A fairly light week in comics. It's heavier in independents which is always a good thing and with Halloween fast approaching there's a lot of supernatural stuff being released. 

Tuesday, October 14, 2014

'Gotham' Review (S1E4) - 'Arkham'

Earlier today word came out that Fox's Gotham got a full season order of 22 episodes. The show has done extremely well in the ratings and it seems the network's gamble to have a Batman prequel has paid off so far. That means there'll be six more episodes to look forward to. As for tonight's Arkham episode, well, it was eye popping. 

Monday, October 13, 2014

DC Comics Review Round-Up: Batgirl #35, Batman #35, Gotham Academy #1, Lobo #1

Amid the New York Comic Con frenzy there were some interesting new releases from DC Comics last week and we’ve rounded up some quick reviews. The highly anticipated issues of Batgirl #35 and Gotham Academy #1, the infamous $5 issue of Batman #35 and the return of Lobo in Lobo #1. Check out if they lived up to the hype.

Sunday, October 12, 2014

#NYCC: 'Wonder Woman '77' Digital Series Announced Based on Classic Lynda Carter Series

After a successful digital run of Sensation Comics featuring Wonder Woman and the retro series for Batman '66, DC Digital announced today during its panel that the Amazon princess will also get a digital series based on the 1970's series that starred Lynda Carter, Wonder Woman '77 .

#NYCC: Wonder Woman, Batgirl, Harley Quinn and More Art from 'DC Women of DC Entertainment Panel'

Check out the images below for exclusive highlights from the WOMEN OF DC ENTERTAINMENT panel! There's all-new artwork from BATGIRL #38, WONDER WOMAN #38, GOTHAM ACADEMY #4, CLEAN ROOM, VERTIGO CMYK: Yellow, HARLEY QUINN #14 and SECRET SIX #2--Gail Simone even revealed that the Ventriloquist will be the fourth character to join the six!

Saturday, October 11, 2014

#NYCC: First Trailer for PlayStation's First Series 'Powers' Debuts (Video)

New York Comic Con continues to be ground zero for breaking geek entertainment news. This time Sony's PlayStation Network debuted the first trailer for their first series, Powers, based on the comic book series by Brian Michael Bendis and Michael Avon Oeming.

#NYCC: Marvel Reveals 'Daredevil' Images Featuring Charlie Cox as Matt Murdock

Joe Quesada concert art for Netflix's Daredevil
If you're a fan of Marvel's Daredevil and wanted to adapt a certain look from the hero's storied history picking the Frank Miller/John Romita, Jr. version from Daredevil: Man Without Fear series would be a great place to start. As you can see Charlie Cox certainly looks the part. 

RUMOR: 'Justice League' Movie Villain and the 'Suicide Squad' Line-Up Revealed

During the Schmoes Know Meet the Movie Press podcast, special guest El Mayimbe from Latino Review had some major scoops to break concerning the planned Justice League and Suicide Squad movies based on DC Comics books. The rumors include the main villain for the JL and the team members of the Squad.

Friday, October 10, 2014

'LEGO Batman' Gets His Own Movie for 2017

Everything is awesome again as the scene-stealing Caped Crusader from The LEGO Movie is getting a spinoff of his own produced by Phil Lord and Christopher Miller. Will Arnett will return as the voice of Batman as Warner Bros. is pushing the sequel down the road to make room for Ninjago in 2016 and LEGO Batman for 2017.

First Look: Angelica Celaya as 'Zed' and New 'Constantine' Promo

Here’s the first look at Angelica Celaya as Zed in NBC’s DC Comics-based Constantine. She’ll be John Constantine’s ally in fighting supernatural forces but won’t take any gruff from him even if they are former lovers. The fan-favorite comic book character was added after Lucy Griffiths left the series after shooting the pilot as showrunners were looking for a different, stronger relationship than the one written for the show. They went with an established storyline that will no doubt explore her “very dark past” and allow her to play his foil. 

#NYCC: Spider-Gwen will Have Her Own Ongoing Series in 2015 from Marvel

During this morning’s Retailer Exclusive: Meet MARVEL! Panel at the New York Comic Con one of the announcements included that the successful issue of Edge of the Spider-Verse #2 that featured Gwen Stacy as Spider-Woman (informally known as Spider-Gwen) would be getting her own ongoing series in February 2015. Writer Jason Latour and artist Robbi Rodriguez will return to helm the series. 

Source:  Newsarama

'Arrow' Season 3 Premiere Review: 'The Calm'

Arrow finally returned for season 3 in what seemed like ages ago and fans were rewarded with thrills, romance and a shocking ending. More on that later but be mindful there will be spoilers. Once the sole comic book based show on TV, Arrow is the veteran now amid an onslaught of new and upcoming series. Even on the CW, The Flash was welcomed to the network's highest ratings in five years. Yet, the show based on DC Comics' Green Arrow is still the best.

#NYCC: 'Archie Meets Predator' Slated for Spring 2015 from Dark Horse and Archie Comics

News of an Archie/Predator crossover was received with predictable snark online but if you're not psyched for this mash-up then you're clearly an opponent of fun. Dark Horse Comics and Archie Comics are coming together in spring of 2015 to put out Archie Meets Predator in a 4-part miniseries. 

Thursday, October 9, 2014

#NYCC: 'Tomorrowland' Teaser Trailer and Poster Released, George Clooney Apologizes for 'Batman & Robin'

In theaters on May 22, 2015

Movie news is beginning to break out from the New York Comic Con as Walt Disney Pictures released a teaser trailer and poster for Brad Bird's Tomorrowland starring George Clooney, Britt Robertson, Raffey Cassidy, Tim McGraw, Judy Greer, Kathryn Hahn, Keegan-Michael Key and Thomas Robinson.

Wednesday, October 8, 2014

'The Flash' Review: Pilot Episode

If you're one of those folks who bemoan the glut of "dark" and "gritty" superhero movies and shows you can rejoice because CW's The Flash is going to restore your faith in the good guys. The comic book hero comes to life in the endearing hands of Grant Gustin, who as Barry Allen, is more mature than Peter Parker, less hokey than Clark Kent and doesn't brood like Bruce Wayne. It's time to have fun playing hero again. 

REVIEW: Wytches #1 by Scott Snyder and Jock

Inspired by his childhood memories of weekends at a cabin in the woods in Pennsylvania, Scott Snyder has put a new spin on horror by reinventing an old monster in Wytches #1. Forget about pointy hats, bubbling cauldrons or poisoned apples these creatures are looking for blood. Along with artist Jock, Snyder has created an eerie tale that lingers on every page and earns its shocks.

COMIC BOOK DAY: Notable New Releases (10/8)

new comics 10/8 by Slidely Slideshow

This week's haul of comics include some the most anticipated issues of the year. Batgirl #35, Wytches #1, Chilling Adventures of Sabrina #1 and the infamous $5 issue of Batman #35 that begins the Endgame arc.

Tuesday, October 7, 2014

REVIEW: Copperhead #2 by Jay Faerber and Scott Godlewski

Proving that issue one was no fluke, Jay Faerber and Scott Godlewski, get down to the nitty-gritty in Copperhead #2. The sci-fi western takes a police procedural turn now that new sheriff Clara Bronson and deputy Boo are investigating a multiple homicide. Meanwhile, Clara's son and friend find themselves in some trouble of their own.

'Gotham' Review (S1E3): The 'Balloonman' Cometh

Juggling multiple storylines while incorporating a central investigation is no easy feat and Gotham's 'Balloonman' mostly succeeds where last week's 'Selina Kyle' faltered a bit. With a vigilante on the loose Detectives Jim Gordon and Harvey Bullock have to get along long enough to keep him from sending another (deserving?) victim off on a weather balloon. Yes, I said weather balloon. 

PREVIEW: Sleepy Hollow #1 by Marguerite Bennett and Jorge Coelho

Available from BOOM! Studios October 15. Cover by Phil Noto.
The Fox hit supernatural-time traveling-police procedural-buddy cop drama, Sleepy Hollow, is coming to comic book stores on October 15 and Entertainment Weekly has an exclusive preview of the first issue we've shared below. 

Monday, October 6, 2014

REVIEW: Witchblade #178 by Ron Marz and Laura Braga

Sara Pezzini doesn’t get the attention she deserves. With Witchblade #178 she continues to exemplify what a strong female hero is all about. Even in the face of extreme danger she’s cool, calm and cunning. What more could you ask for? Ron Marz has a genuine affection for her and places her in the best situations to allow to shine. As a reader you can’t help but root for her and cheer her on as she battles evil of every kind.

REVIEW: Rat Queens #8 by Kurtis J. Wiebe and Roc Upchurch

After the explosive events of issue seven, Rat Queens #8 allows readers to catch their breath a little. While Sawyer may be in major trouble as well as the towns folk Kurtis Wiebe and Roc Upchurch explore Violet's back story with all the wit, sass and action you'd expect from a Rat Queen. 

Saturday, October 4, 2014

Oliver Queen vs The Arrow? Check Out the Latest Clip from 'Arrow' Season 3 Premiere

Arrow Returns Next Wednesday!

As if you weren't going to see the season three premiere of Arrow already, the CW is giving you another reason by releasing this clip entitled The Calm where our trusty hero faces a much more ferocious Count Vertigo (Peter Stormare) this time. Things get a little hairy leading Ollie to have to face off against...the Arrow.



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