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Tuesday, March 31, 2015

Batman Villain Killer Croc Joins 'Suicide Squad' Played by Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje

No scoop goes unturned when it comes to Warner Bros' DC Comics adaptation of Suicide Squad as The Wrap gets an exclusive of their own. Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje (Lost, Thor: The Dark World) has been cast as Waylon Jones aka Killer Croc. 

Get Ready for Tonight's 'iZombie' with These Four Preview Clips

If you're like us and can't wait for tonight's episode of iZombie, 'The Exterminator,' we have you covered. Thanks to the CW we have collected four clips that preview Liv's foray into the dark side of a hitman to solve his murder. Check it out:

PREVIEW: 'Archie & Friends: Worst. Day. Ever!'

 Available April 3rd, 2015  
Everyone has a bad day every once in a while, but with someone as clumsy as Archie, they’re a little more frequent! From the embarrassing to the painful and a little bit of the in-between, check out what the Riverdale gang considers the worst day ever!

Monday, March 30, 2015

'Suicide Squad' Rumors: Eastwood is Steve Trevor and Olubowale is King Shark

Latino Review is back with another exclusive scoop regarding yet another Suicide Squad revelation. We've already heard that Scott Eastwood and Raymond Olubowale had been cast but the roles were not revealed. But thanks to Umberto Gonzalez aka El Mayimbe we now know that Olubowale is doing motion capture for King Shark and Eastwood is Steve Trevor. The latter will be doing a cameo and it's likely he'll be back in the Wonder Woman movie as well as her love interest. 

Rip Hunter and Hawkgirl Have Been Cast in the CW's Arrow/Flash Spin-Off

The untitled spin-off set in the world of Arrow and The Flash on the CW just added two actors in roles that were hinted at earlier this year. Broadway star Ciara Renee has been cast as Kendra Saunders aka Hawkgirl and Doctor Who actor Arthur Darvill will play time traveler Rip Hunter.

PREVIEW: 'Lady Killer' #4 by Joelle Jones and Jamie S. Rich

Available April 1, 2015
Josie is a happily dedicated housewife and mother in 1960s suburban Seattle—but she’s keeping a secret from her family: she’s also a contract killer with nerves of steel! But when the tables turn and she finds herself with a target on her own back, she looks for answers from another mysterious, deadly woman!

PREVIEW: 'The Blood Queen vs Dracula' #2 by Troy Brownfield and Kewber Baal

The epic meeting between the Prince of Darkness and the Blood Queen continues! When Dracula and Elizabeth come face to face, sparks (and quite possibly, blood) will fly. With their common enemy rising from the Ottoman Empire, will they put aside their differences to fight back, or will they be consumed by their own war? It's two classic characters in one bold new series from Dynamite!

Super-Powered Detroiters Take On Corruption in Millar's 'MPH'

Available April 22
Roscoe, Rosa, and their friends and family know what it’s like for the world to give up on you. They’re from Detroit, a city mired in debt, despair, and crime. But in MPH, the April graphic novel by comics juggernaut Mark Millar (JUPITER’S LEGACY, STARLIGHT, Kick Ass, Kingsman: The Secret Service) and acclaimed artist Duncan Fegredo (Hellboy), their fate changes, thanks to a mysterious new drug, the eponymous MPH.

Sunday, March 29, 2015

REVIEW: 'Uncanny: Season Two' #1 by Andy Diggle and Aaron Campbell

Available April 1, 2015

Uncanny Season Two #1 is one gritty series that whacks you with emotion from the very beginning. Young Bobby Rowe can attain the knowledge and skills from another person with just a touch. This is his backstory and it shocks and thrills.

Dwayne 'The Rock' Johnson Seeks Revenge as 'Bambi' in SNL's Disney Parody

Disney has been turning out successful live-action adaptations of classic fairy tales like 'Maleficent' and 'Cinderella' so it was prime material for parody on Saturday Night Live. With host Dwayne "Franchise Viagra" Johnson playing Bambi, SNL imagines what a live-action remake of the cartoon would look like as a bloody revenge fantasy.

Saturday, March 28, 2015

Vikings Review (S3E6): 'Born Again'


If you're reading this you're probably aware there was a significant death on Vikings and it will change Ragnar and the direction of the going forward. In fact, our favorite group of Northmen will be gearing up to attack the mythical city of Paris. At least the way Athelstan's been describing it, it sure sounds like a magical place. But first, things get a little, okay a lot, messy in 'Born Again.'

Friday, March 27, 2015

James Bond has a Secret in First Teaser for 'SPECTRE'

The first teaser trailer for 'SPECTRE', the 24th installment of James Bond spy thrillers, has arrived. Daniel Craig returns to smolder and kick-butt as he tries to unravel a mysterious clue from his past and take on the evil organization, SPECTRE.

Official DEADPOOL Logo and Synopsis Released

Consider today "Deadpool Friday" as a series of reveals have gone down in anticipation of the movie adaptation of Marvel's Merc with a Mouth. On the heels of star Ryan Reynolds in the Deadpool suit he posted to his twitter account earlier today, 20th Century has launched the official website, synopsis, and logos.

'Avengers: Age of Ultron' Featurette Takes a Closer Look at the Super Siblings

The latest video from 'Avengers: Age of Ultron' is a featurette with interviews with the "super siblings" played by Elizabeth Olsen (Scarlet Witch) and Aaron Taylor-Johnson (Quicksilver).Director Joss Whedon is also interviewed and called these roles "massively important" to the film. They go on to describe their characters and what powers they possess. Check it out.

Ryan Reynolds Drops First Official Image of Him in 'Deadpool' Suit

The first official look of Ryan Reynolds as Deadpool has been released by Reynolds himself on Twitter. He's laid out on a rug in front of a roaring fireplace. Seems like an appropriate locale for the Merc with a Mouth. "Deadpool" is scheduled to premiere on February 12, 2016.

Explosive New 'Mad Max: Fury Road' Teaser

Even though this new teaser from Warner Bros. for the upcoming 'Mad Max: Fury Road' picture starring Tom Hardy and Charlize Theron is only 15 seconds long it packs a huge punch in explosives alone. It's no wonder it's entitled simply "Explosion" and promises to be as over-the-top as Geoge Miller's original classic Road Warrior saga.

Latest Round of 'Suicide Squad' Movie Rumors

If you've been paying attention you'll notice there's been a lot of rumors surrounding David Ayer's DC Comics adaptation Suicide Squad starring Will Smith, Jared Leto, Margot Robbie, Jesse Eisenberg and others. Any entertainment or geek outlet worth their salt has properly credited the site Latino Review with their exclusive scoops. Umberto Gonzalez aka El Mayimbe specifically has been dropping these tidbits virtually daily on his Instagram account. It's been almost too hard to keep up and thus without rehashing it all we're just going to embed his posts here without pretense or shame.

"Re-Illustrated Classics" Art Show Pays Homage to the Golden Era of Hip-Hop

Join Gallery1988 THIS FRIDAY NIGHT, from 7-10 PM, at G1988 (East) for a special engagement show with LRG clothing and artist Chris B. Murray. Murray has taken his favorite Hip-Hop albums from the 1990's and reimagined their covers in his own style as drawings and limited edition prints.

Thursday, March 26, 2015

REVIEW: 'Legenderry: Green Hornet' #2 by Daryl Gregory and Brent Peeples

Legenderry: Green Hornet #2 by Daryl Gregory and Brent Peeples moves the action into high gear as Hornet and Kato try and track down the infamous Veiled Lady. A gang war has broken out and there's a bounty on Hornet's head. And it gets worse for our daring heroes. 

REVIEW: 'King: Jungle Jim' #2 by Paul Tobin and Sandy Jarrell

Jungle Jim #2 picks up where the debut left off with Lille and the gang finding the legendary immortal jungle mage buck naked. Whereas the first issue thrived on the strength of all the  characters not named Jungle Jim, issue two is all about the fast-talking, arrogant, and overly confident animal-whisperer. It's one of the most enjoyable comics of the year. 

Disney Heroines Re-imagined as DC Comics Superheroes

Just when I'd given up on the whole "Disney princesses as..." art mash-ups this beautifully rendered collection came across my Google feed. Artist MuiMushroom transformed famous Disney heroines into the most powerful heroes from DC Comics. Ariel as Aquaman? Check. Merida as Green Arrow? Check. See them all:

Wednesday, March 25, 2015

'Star Wars: TIE Fighter' Anime Short Fan Film Will Blow You Away

It took animator Paul Johnson four years to complete his passion project and the result is a glorious seven-minute short anime film combining his love of 80's action-packed Japanese animation and the 1994 Star Wars video game, TIE Fighter. 

Legendary Launches New Comic Book Titles: Pacific Rim: Tales from the Drift, Black Bag, Cops for Criminals

Legendary Comics announces exciting new titles to arrive in the Fall.
Guillermo del Toro promised more adventures from the world of Pacific Rim - and he has delivered. Legendary is taking fans back to the frontlines of a larger-than-life battleground with Pacific Rim: Tales from the Drift, the official new comic series presented by director Guillermo del Toro, featuring a story from Pacific Rim screenwriter Travis Beacham.

Hodor vs Groot Rap Battle Because Why Not?

In the least likely of rap battles you could think of, The Warp Zone went ahead and pit Hodor against Groot anyway. The lyrics are as limited as you'd suspect but after watching it the first time put on the subtitles for the most NSFW subversive verbal beat down between a monosyllabic brute and a tree ever. 

REVIEW: 'The Black Hood' #2 by Duane Swierczynski and Michael Gaydos

The Black Hood #2 by Duane Swierczynski and Michael Gaydos continues with an electrifying origin story that hits all the right notes in a brutal and gritty fashion. Greg Hettinger is letting his addictions run his actions and it's putting him on a collision course with a powerful drug lord. 

COMIC BOOK DAY: Notable New Releases 3/25

New comics 3/25/15 by Slidely Slideshow
This week in comics is so stacked with quality reads it proves that perhaps you can have too much of a good thing. We've only scratched the surface in our weekly round-up of notable new comic book releases. There's everything from a new Jem and the Hologram series to the on-going scarefest Wytches from Scott Snyder and Jock and everything in between. You can't go wrong today. Check out this week's comics of note.

The Flash Review (S1E16): 'Rogue Time'

The last ten minutes of last week's episode, Out of Time, dropped some major show-altering bombs only to be undone by Barry's sudden time warp to the beginning. With The Flash starting as the last episode began Barry has the chance to save Central City from a humongous tidal wave and finally make Iris his with the knowledge he learned before the time rip. As expected, things don't go as planned especially when the rogues hit town. 

Tuesday, March 24, 2015

REVIEW: 'Goners' #6 by Jacob Semahn and Jorge Corona

Available March 25, 2015
When Goners launched the creators hoped to bring a fun and suspenseful adventure influenced by their of love of horror and fantasy. At issue six, they've not only met their goals but surpassed any expectations in making Goners a bonafide thrilling supernatural series. The first arc wraps up in a crescendo of action which has been the series staple from issue one. A frenetic joyride with more twists than a pretzel.

PREVIEW: 'ANTI-HERO' Trade Paperback by Jay Faerber and Nate Stockman

Jay Faerber (Writer), Nate Stockman (Artist), Paul Little (Colors), and Charles Pritchett (Letters) Available March 25, 2015

Paragon is Rainier City's greatest super-hero. Callum Finney is a lowly henchman in mobster Liam Quinlan's organization. When Callum stumbles upon Paragon's secret identity, both of their lives change forever.

RUMOR: Marvel has Their Captain Marvel and will Debut in 'Avengers: Age of Ultron'

It seems this year so far the only scooper keeping the rumor mill afloat has been Latino Review's El Mayimbe. Taking a break from his constant stream of Suicide Squad revelations he's back with another Instagram bomb this time involving Marvel's planned Captain Marvel movie. Not only has the lead role been cast but she'll also cameo in Avengers: Age of Ultron

The Flash Introduces Golden Glider Tonight in 'Rogue Time'

The Flash Executive Producer Andrew Kreisberg introduces The Rogues newest family addition, Lisa Snart. Don't miss an all new episode tonight at 8/7c! 
 As if Barry didn't have enough drama going on after the time jump from last week, here comes more trouble. Captain Cold and Heat Wave are back to terrorize Central City except this time they've brought Leonard Snart's little sister, Lisa, aka the Golden Glider.

Behold, The Official 'Fantastic Four' Movie Poster Has Arrived!

20th Century Fox released the first official poster for Fantastic Four which is basically a scene we saw in the teaser.

PREVIEW: 'Sonic Universe' #74 by Baker, Flynn, Yardley, et al.

The final showdown for the fate of the digital realm is HERE! “Spark of Life” Part Four: It’s pandemonium aplenty in this conclusion to the stunning “Spark of Life” story arc!  Who, or what, is Phage?  Introductions aren’t necessary—she’s creating havoc for our heroes anyway!  Tails and Big—menaced by badniks and Dark Gaia Monsters alike!  A Chaos Emerald—about to fall into enemy hands!  Nicole—on the brink of deletion!  Will Sally sacrifice it all to save her friends and the world? Only the dramatic conclusion to SPARK OF LIFE can tell! Featuring cover art from Sonic comic artist extraordinaire Tracy Yardley, and a special SEGA-art TAILS variant cover! 

REVIEW: 'Roche Limit Vol. 1' Trade Paperback by Michael Moreci and Vic Malhotra

The magician and the politician have much in common: they both have to draw our attention away from what they are really doing.
-Ben Okri
In this collected volume (issues 1-5) of Roche Limit from Michael Moreci and artist Vic Malhotra the illusion isn't one of trickery or falsehoods it is an indictment of our own human arrogance that we ignore the truth and clear a path for our own destruction. 

Monday, March 23, 2015

Harley Quinn in 'Suicide Squad' Film Influenced by 'Batman: The Animated Series'

Latino Review's Umberto Gonzalez has been on a tear with rumors about the upcoming DC Comics adaptation by director David Ayers, Suicide Squad. His latest Instagram exclusive involves Harley Quinn's appearance and how it's influenced by her origins on Batman: The Animated Series. Gonzalez has previously broken rumors concerning Batman's role and Joker's touch on the film.

VOTD: LEGO Matrix, Friends Intro Using Avengers, 7 Minutes of Arkham Knight, and Orphan Black S3 Trailer

Videos of the Day brings you some creative time-killers and exciting sneak peeks. LEGO parody videos are some of the best on the internet and here we have the lobby shoot-out scene from The Matrix. Then check out the reimagined television intro for 'Friends' using your favorite Avengers instead of Ross and Rachel. For those gamers thirsting for Batman: Arkham Knight you'll have to wait a little longer as the release date has been moved to June 23. Enjoy a whole 7 minutes of gameplay in the latest preview. Finally, we have the newest Orphan Black teaser for Season 3. 

PREVIEW: 'Hit: 1957' #1 by Bryce Carlson and Vanesa R. Del Rey

Available March 25, 2015
WHY WE LOVE IT: Hit: 1955 was one of our favorite original series of 2013, a dark, violent dive into the depths of 1950s corruption in Los Angeles featuring the writing of Bryce Carlson and the debut of Russ Manning Award for Most Promising Newcomer nominee Vanesa R. Del Rey. We couldn’t wait to take another Hit!

PREVIEW: 'Red Sonja' #15 by Gail Simone and Walter Geovani

Available March 25, 2015

The penultimate issue of Red Sonja's epic quest to recover the six greatest artisans in the entire world leads her to single-handedly fight a kingdom to rescue a single Astronomer from execution for heresy! The acclaimed hit run from Gail Simone and Walter Geovani continues!

Sunday, March 22, 2015

First 'Mission: Impossible - Rogue Nation' Trailer is as Wild as You'd Expect

Don't get too attached to this exciting teaser for the next Mission: Impossible movie starring Tom Cruise and subtitled Rogue Nation because the full global trailer drops tomorrow. Still, Cruise is up to his old tricks riding a motorcycle super fast and hanging from things. Rogue Nation hits theaters July 31.

Saturday, March 21, 2015

PREVIEW: 'The Black Hood' #2 by Duane Swierczynski and Michael Gaydos

Available March 25, 2015
NEW SERIES FROM DARK CIRCLE! “The Bullet’s Kiss, Part 2” The acclaimed crime series continues with another dose of deadly noir by two masters of the genre. When you steal from the underworld, the underworld will come looking for you—even if you’re a cop. Greg Hettinger has unwittingly crossed the city’s most fearsome drug lord—a man only known as “The Connection,” who sends two of his most fearsome lieutenants after Greg. It’s one thing to have trouble come knocking on your front door. But it’s another when it’s already inside your house…

SPECIAL PREVIEW: 'Goners' #6 by Jacob Semahn and Jorge Corona

Available March 25, 2015
"WE ALL FALL DOWN," Conclusion Josiah and Zoe are put to the test as the world stands on the brink of destruction.

Superman and Batman Discuss the Sudden Superhero Movie Backlash

Episode 9. After Hollywood jabs at super hero repetition, Bruce and Clark discuss reboots.
This amusing but dead-on response to Hollywood's sudden backlash against superhero films (comments from some actors that appeared on the Oscars, primarily) is brought to you by the geniuses at How It Should Have Ended.

POSTCARD CORRESPONDENCE: A Group Show of Limited Artistic Postcards

The artwork from Gallery1988's newest group show "Postcard Correspondence" IS NOW ONLINE!Pop-culture postcards, most limited edition, that you can mail or frame. ALL AFFORDABLE, see the show HERE!

Vikings Review (S3E5): 'The Usurper'

It's a bittersweet return home for Ragnar and company. Tired and battered the Vikings sail ashore to Kattegat. Athelstan entrances Ragnar with stories of his visit to Paris and the king hangs on every word. Floki from afar wonders what they could possibly be talking about. The one thing that is certain in 'The Usurper,' any and all secrets are revealed once they hit land. 

Friday, March 20, 2015

New Poster and Teaser for iZombie - 'Brother, Can You Spare a Brain'

Apparently, brains are a lot like a box of chocolates, you never know what you're going to get. On the next episode of CW's iZombie, "Brother, Can You Spare a Brain," Liv eats the brain of a murdered artist and the side effect is a super dose of zombie Viagra. She can't control her carnal urges which isn't doing Clive's investigation any favors. A neat new poster for the episode has also been released along with a sneak peek from the CW below.

Thursday, March 19, 2015

REVIEW: 'Red One' #1 by Xavier Dorison and Terry & Rachel Dodson

Anytime you have the dynamic married duo of Terry and Rachel Dodson as your artist team it's going to draw some attention to your comic book. And the art is the best thing about Red One #1 by writer Xavier Dorison. This quirky Cold War era spy tale has the framework to be an exceptional book, but the narrative and details need work. 

Archie Comics Announces Archie Horror Imprint, Release Dates for SABRINA and AFTERLIFE WITH ARCHIE

AFTERLIFE WITH ARCHIE #8 Cover by Francesco Francavilla
Archie Comics is proud to announce that the acclaimed AFTERLIFE WITH ARCHIE and CHILLING ADVENTURES OF SABRINA series will be returning -- under the new ARCHIE HORROR imprint -- to comic store shelves this Spring.

New TV Spot for Marvel's 'Avengers: Age of Ultron' with Extended Coverage

More footage! More quips! Marvel just released a second TV spot featuring a closer look at each Avenger (except the Vision) with a witty one-liner as they're known to do. Also, there's more of the new comers, Quicksilver (he speaks!) and the Scarlet Witch. As though we needed more convincing to see this sure blockbuster. See Marvel's Avengers: Age of Ultron on May 1.

Chilling New Series EMPTY ZONE by Jason Shawn Alexander Arrives in June

Bestselling artist Jason Shawn Alexander (Abe Sapien: The DrowningThe Escapists) returns to the drawing and writing table with an all-new series sure to disturb readers in EMPTY ZONE: Conversations with the Dead, which will launch from Image Comics on June 17.

Wednesday, March 18, 2015

The Flash Review (S1E15): 'Out of Time'

(SPOILERS) Ten minutes. There were more jaw-dropping events that took place during 'Out of Time' in the final ten minutes than most shows have in an entire season. When showrunners promised a game-changing episode they were not kidding. The Flash once again made their case for the best comic book-based show in history. 

Archie Comics June 2015 Solicitations

Check out what Archie Comics has in store for June in this breakdown of solicitations. The legendary publisher has some great new offerings including a relaunch of classic titles as well as an updated run for Archie and the gang brought to you by Mark Waid and Fiona Staples. By June, Archie should be as viable or more than anything the Big Two have to offer. Take a look and preorder with your local comic book shop accordingly to make sure you get your hands on the hottest titles to come from Archie in ages.



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