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Comic Book Review – Justice League: Rebirth Deluxe Edition Book 1

Ricky Church reviews Justice League: Rebirth Deluxe Edition Book 1…

At the end of DC’s New 52, the Justice League was left shaken after the death of their Superman, though the pre-New 52 Superman was out there and ready to help the League and the world in their time of need. DC Rebirth made for a good jumping on point for the Justice League series, written by Bryan Hitch, and Justice League: Rebirth Deluxe Edition Book 1 collects issues #1 – 11 as well as the Justice League: Rebirth special. Unfortunately, though, the book doesn’t quite live up to the potential of the world’s greatest heroes by having some underdeveloped stories and characters.

The book features the League coming together to fight off an alien invasion from a species called The Kindred and its aftermath. ‘The Extinction Machines’, the first part of the book that follows the invasion, is a pretty
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Comic Book Reviews: DC Comics Round Up Week 10/12/2016

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Comic Book Reviews: DC Comics Round Up Week 10/12/2016

A little late this time around, but never forgotten! This week I take a quick look at the developing stories from DC’s Rebirth line up. While not a huge week for story development, we do get to wrap up a few plots and open the doors to a few more!

Action Comics #965

Story: Dan Jurgens Art: Stephen Segovia, Art Thibert, Arif Prianto, Dave Sharpe

Review: So with Superman seemingly unable to prove anything nefarious about this new Clark Kent, it’s up to Lois to try to figure out what’s going on! To do that she pretends to the Lois Lane of New 52 Universe, and as expected things don’t go completely as planned. Jurgens continues to do an excellent job here with how he handles the characters. Everyone feels right, in that their motivations, manner of speech and actions
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Comic Book Reviews: DC Comics Round Up Week 09-21-2016

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Comic Book Reviews: DC Comics Round Up Week 09-21-2016

DC Comics brings us a rebirthed Trinity story line starring the big three of the DC Universe-Superman, Batman and Wonder Woman! Although this will be unlike any other “meeting” story between these icons that we’ve seen before. This week also brings us a few stellar books in the Rebirth line up along with solo Raven series (for all you Teen Titans fans).

Aquaman #7

Story: Dan Abnett Art: Scot Eaton, Wayne Faucher

Review: Arthur is still an outlaw according to the Us, he has to contend with all the problems Atlantis is currently facing while trying to discover who is framing his nation for the attacks on the surface world (Hint hint, it’s Nemo now run by Black Manta). All in all it’s safe to say it isn’t easy being King. I think that’s the
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Comic Book Reviews: DC Round Up Week 09-07-2016

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Comic Book Reviews: DC Comics Round Up Week 09-07-2016

DC Comics continues having some soft retcons in their Rebirth line up. This time around Cyborg is the center of attention, getting a new creative team and focus. Does it work? Will this be the time for Cyborg to pick up steam with a potential film still looming in the distance? Read on to find out!

Aquaman #6

Story: Dan Abnett Art: Andrew Hennessey, Brad Walker Colors: Gabe Eltaeb

Review: Did someone not inform Dan Abnett this isn’t the same Clark that was introduced when The New 52 first started! This Superman seems very familiar with Arthur, so much so Arthur has no problem airing some of his more insecure issues with Big Blue. The exchange was awkward, and full of weird contradictions that just didn’t make sense for the characters. Superman says he’s not a puppet and he came to talk things out,
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Comic Book Reviews: DC Comics Round-Up Week 08-24-2016

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Comic Book Reviews: DC Comics Round Up Week 08-24-2016

Recently I put up an article here on Lrm about getting into Batman for new or casual readers (and to an extent, some of the more regular comic book readers out there). I broke it down to three good jumping on points, of which Tom King’s "Batman: Rebirth #1" was used. Now with some of the "Rebirth" books getting near issue six, I can say almost (Almost, not All!) all of the official "Rebirth" books have been an excellent introduction to the series for new readers. On that front, DC has been hugely successful (and the sales numbers are showing it). While continuity is still a bit funky, and events within titles don’t really seem to match up in a macro sense, each individual series has been a blast to read. While I am still reading Marvel books,
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Comic Book Reviews: DC Round-Up Week 08-17-2016

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Comic Book Reviews: DC Round Up Week 08-17-2016

DC Comics has been killing it with sales lately, and for good reason! The Rebirth has been a success with almost every series delivering well-written and illustrated stories. Whatever editorial direction Geoff Johns put the company on, it’s worked! The characters feel fresh and new again, while still keeping true to the status quo set up in the New 52 Universe. Could the books do a slightly better job at feeling more “interconnected” (No that doesn’t mean crossover!)? Sure! But regardless, each individual series feels very well put together and on a focused plot. So without further delay, check out the hot books from this week’s DC Comics Rebirth line up!

Green Arrow #5

Story: Benjamin Percy Art: Juan Ferreyra

Review: If you were to tell me a year or so ago (or even further back) that future me would
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Comic Book Reviews: DC Round-Up Week 07-20-2016

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Comic Book Reviews: DC Round Up Week 07-20-2016

After a two week absence I return to see what the current state of DC’s Rebirth is in! How are the Gotham Siblings doing? Are they evil yet? What’s going on with Aquaman and the anti-Atlantism? Are those two silly Lanterns still squabbling over inane stuff? Well read on to find out all about the wonderful world of DC Comics!

Aquaman#3

Story: Dan Abnett Art: Philippe Briones Colors: Gabe Eltaeb

Review: So for some reason, even though Arthur painfully has put together this Atlantean Embassy, even though he’s saved the world (including America) countless times and has proven himself a hero, even though he is a Us Citizen, And even though Black Manta is also an American and blatantly guilty over the explosion at the Atlantean Embassy, we are to believe that everyone is like “well F*! You Arthur,
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Comics: Bryan Hitch Discusses Justice League Rebirth's New Villains

Bryan Hitch's Justice League Rebirth was released to DC Comics readers today and if you're thinking the choice of an original villains is a one-off occurrence, think again. Hitch stated that he and artist Tony Daniels plan on utilizing original villains as the main-baddies for their entire run on the series. It was an idea Hitch first had while he was writing and drawing Justice League of America.   "Rebirth for me, is something of a mission statement. We've all read Justice League comics - and I [wrote] Justice League of America, as well. It was important to reset the ground rules and say, 'This is who the team is, this is how they work, this is the kind of stuff they're going to have to deal with.' I also wanted to [use the issue] to start some slightly different relationships with the team. Rebirth is just a hint of that. " "They're all
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The Joker’s Faces of Horror in Scott Snyder and Greg Capullo’s ‘Batman’

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The thing to remember about Scott Snyder is that he is not a superhero writer. For all of the Batman comics that he writes, he’s a horror writer, applying his trade more obviously to Wytches and American Vampire. Those titles are built on their dark mood and atmosphere. Rafael Albuquerque and Jock are two artists that Snyder has repeatedly worked with who can illuminate the darkness of the world. Snyder does that with his writing as well. American Vampire has been a secret history of the United States, revealing an unseen horrific presence behind familiar events and places. Wytches does something similar but on a much smaller and more personal level. While Snyder has also tried to do the of superhero story in Superman Unchained, a fine but underwhelming miniseries with Jim Lee, his natural element is horror.

Since his first Batman story in Detective Comics, Snyder has bent
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"Star Wars: Episode VII"- 'Luke Skywalker'

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Actor Mark Hamill aka 'Luke Skywalker' in director Jj Abrams' currently filming "Star Wars: Episode VII", says "Star Wars" creator George Lucas "...always liked the idea of seeing the original characters as 'elderly' characters..."

"In my mind, there was a beginning, and a middle and an end for me and my association with George’s trilogy," said Hamill.

"It was firmly in the past. When the prequels came out, I watched from a distance, but I was totally fine."

"I hadn’t seen Tony Daniels or Carrie or Harrison or Peter Mayhew in ages...it was wonderful to see them again, because I didn't expect to. Again, this is all so unexpected. It’s like getting out that pair of pants you haven’t worn in five years and finding a 20-dollar bill in the pocket. Oh, this is nice."

"I have this feeling that no matter what we do
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Mark Hamill on returning to Luke Skywalker for Star Wars: Episode VII

Earlier today we brought you a promotional image for Disney World’s Star Wars Weekends featuring a lightsaber-wielding Mark Hamill alongside Disney mascot Mickey Mouse, and now we have some comments from Hamill about returning to a galaxy far, far away for the upcoming Star Wars: Episode VII more than thirty years after he last donned the Jedi robes as Luke Skywalker in Return of the Jedi:

“In my mind, there was a beginning, and a middle and an end for me and my association with George’s trilogy. It was firmly in the past. When the prequels came out, I watched from a distance, but I was totally fine,” Hamill tells The Orlando Sentinel, before going on to discuss his preparation for Episode VII. “It was firmly in the past. When the prequels came out, I watched from a distance, but I was totally fine… I’ve altered my diet.
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Star Wars Episode 7: Mark Hamill urges fans to avoid spoilers

Star Wars Episode 7: Mark Hamill urges fans to avoid spoilers
Star Wars Episode VII star Mark Hamill has urged fans to avoid spoilers on the internet.

The actor - who will reprise the role of Luke Skywalker in the forthcoming picture - said that "the goal is to keep the surprises for the movie".

He admitted to the Orlando Sentinel that Episode VII is being released in a "whole different world" to the original trilogy, where spoilers are increasingly hard to avoid.

"The first one, no-one cared," he said. "The second one there was a lot of interest, but it was before the internet.

"I tell people we're not trying to annoy you or tease you or play some massive game. Basically what the goal is is to keep the surprises for the movie instead of spoiling them on the internet."

Hamill has reunited with former castmates Carrie Fisher, Harrison Ford and Peter Mayhew for the new film.

On their reunion,
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Luke Skywalker's 'Star Wars: Episode VII' Look Teased in New Photo

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Luke Skywalker's 'Star Wars: Episode VII' Look Teased in New Photo
It wouldn't be another day without a Star Wars: Episode VII story, and today we have a new photo of Luke Skywalker himself, Mark Hamill. The actor is seen alongside a lightsaber-wielding Mickey Mouse in a promotional image for his appearance at Walt Disney World's Star Wars Weekends from June 6 through June 8, which hints at Luke Skywalker's new bearded look. It's worth noting that Alec Guinness and Ewan McGregor both sported facial hair when they played Obi-Won Kenobi, so it's possible that Luke Skywalker could be training his own Jedi apprentice. The actor has also lost a considerable amount of weight to play Luke Skywalker again, which he comments on in a new interview that you can check out below this photo.

In a new interview with The Orlando Sentinel for his Star Wars Weekends appearance, the actor spoke about how he is preparing for his return as the Jedi master,
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Buzzmakers: Prince Michael Joins Et & Mindy Dies

Buzzmakers: Prince Michael Joins Et & Mindy Dies
What had ETOnline readers buzzing this week?

1. Prince Michael Jackson is New Et Correspondent

Having grown up in show business, Prince Michael proved to be a gifted interviewer as he conducted his first sit-down as an Et correspondent.

Michael Jackson's 16-year-old son impressed Oz the Great and Powerful stars James Franco and Zach Braff as well as director Sam Raimi with his confidence and competence on his first assignment.

"You're doing awesome," Braff gushed. "You're a natural."

Prince Michael returned the compliment, praising their work in the fantasy flick and getting Franco to shed some light on how he approached playing the lead role of Oscar Diggs, a small-time circus magician with dubious ethics.

"I saw that his particular transformation would allow for comedy," Franco explained. "Because he's a conman -- that would get him into a lot of awkward situations that could be played for comedy."

The movie imagines the origins of L. Frank Baum's beloved
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Return of the Jedi? Mark Hamill set for talks to reprise Luke Skywalker

Actor confirms he has been approached to play farm hand turned Jedi knight in new Star Wars films planned by Disney

A long time ago in a galaxy far, far away, Mark Hamill was plucked from obscurity to play the lead in one of the most popular film franchises of all time. Now the actor looks set to wield his lightsabre once again, after confirming that he is set to have talks to reprise his role as Luke Skywalker in the series of films planned by Disney, the new owner of the Star Wars universe.

Hamill, 61, played the farmhand turned Jedi knight in the first three Star Wars films to be released, between 1977 and 1983.

In comments that will doubtless whet the appetites of the films' legions of fans, the actor told the Et Online website: "They're talking to us. George [Lucas] wanted to know whether we'd be interested. He did say
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Hamill Opens Pandora’s Box, Talks “Star Wars”

Hamill Opens Pandora’s Box, Talks “Star Wars”
Mark Hamill opened up about what he knew about the upcoming Star Wars film, Episode VII. He went over what he speculated his role would be If signed on, how many of the old vets would/should return, what he’d like to see in the new trilogy, and really, lit the fire on some Star Wars rumors.

What’s his status?

“They’re talking to us…George [Lucas] wanted to know whether we’d be interested. He did say that if we didn’t want to do it, they wouldn’t cast another actor in our parts – they would write us out. … I can tell you right away that we haven’t signed any contracts. We’re in the stage where they want us to go in and meet with Michael Arndt, who is the writer, and Kathleen Kennedy, who is going to run Lucasfilm. Both have had meetings set
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Star Wars Episode 7: Mark Hamill Confirms Comeback Talks

Mark Hamill has discussed with Entertainment Tonight about what’s currently happening with the Star Wars Episode 7 talk of old characters returning to the Saga.

Hamill confirmed:

“They’re talking to us,” he reveals. “George [Lucas] wanted to know whether we’d be interested. He did say that if we didn’t want to do it, they wouldn’t cast another actor in our parts – they would write us out. … I can tell you right away that we haven’t signed any contracts. We’re in the stage where they want us to go in and meet with Michael Arndt, who is the writer, and Kathleen Kennedy, who is going to run Lucasfilm. Both have had meetings set that were postponed — on their end, not mine. They’re more busy than I am.”

Hamill, now 61 seems keen to have the whole gang back together:

“I said to George that I wanted
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Mark Hamill on 'Star Wars: Episode VII:' 'They're talking to us'

Mark Hamill on 'Star Wars: Episode VII:' 'They're talking to us'
When it comes to the future of the Star Wars franchise, overheated Internet rumors outnumber solid news stories by a considerable margin. As Yoda would say, “Difficult to see. Always in motion is the future.” Some of the noisiest speculation has centered on the prospect of original trilogy stars Harrison Ford, Mark Hamill, and Carrie Fisher returning for Star Wars: Episode VII. In an interview with Entertainment Tonight, Hamill—who dropped the first tantalizing hints about his potential involvement to EW last October—confirmed that discussions about possible future appearances of Luke Skywalker, Han Solo, and Princess Leia are indeed
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Mark Hamill in Talks for New 'Star Wars' Films

Mark Hamill in Talks for New 'Star Wars' Films
Could it be the return of the Jedi who returned in Return of the Jedi? Mark Hamill, who played Luke Skywalker in the original Star Wars trilogy, has told Entertainment Tonight that George Lucas has inquired whether he'd be interested in appearing in the forthcoming Episode VII.

"George [Lucas] wanted to know whether we'd be interested. He did say that if we didn't want to do it, they wouldn't cast another actor in our parts – they would write us out," Hamill said. He's waiting to meet with Michael Arndt, who's writing the screenplay for Episode VII,
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Mark Hamill confirms he is in talks for new Star Wars movie

Actor who played Luke Skywalker in original series wants to reprise his role as Jedi knight in proposed new trilogy of films

Mark Hamill has confirmed he is set to have talks with the team behind the new Star Wars films about reprising his role as Luke Skywalker.

Speaking to the Et Online website, Hamill revealed he had not yet sat down with the new president of LucasFilm, Kathleen Kennedy, nor the proposed writer of Star Wars: Episode VII, Toy Story 3's Michael Arndt, but expected to do so when the pair were less busy. He did not mention whether he expected to meet the film's recently announced director, Star Trek's Jj Abrams, who was appointed by Kennedy last month following Disney's $4.05bn (£2.6bn) purchase of all rights to the long-running space opera saga in October last year.

"They're talking to us," said Hamill, who was one of
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