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‘Swamp Thing Winter Special’ Review (DC Comics)

Written by Tom King, Len Wein | Art by Jose Luis Garcia-Lopez, Kelley Jones, Jason Fabok | Published by DC Comics

Well, that will take some time to get over. Swamp Thing Winter Special is comic storytelling at its best. One that celebrates a comic legend and the work he has gifted the world. Even without that attachment, the main story that is written by Tom King and penciled by Jason Fabok is a gorgeous work that reminds us monsters come in different shapes and sizes. Swamp Thing has had many legendary runs and comics and this issue stands with the best of them.

It all starts with the work of Jason Fabok. On a purely aesthetic level, he can fill a page with some truly pristine images.The detail is massively impressive from the minutia of the vines that cover Swamp Thing’s body to the frozen breath that slowly seeps out of mouths.
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Ex MacHina Director Alex Garland Wants To Direct a Swamp Thing Movie

Alex Garland, the director of Ex Machina and the upcoming film Annihilation, has his sights set on a DC Comics property that he'd like to bring to the big screen. During a recent Reddit Ama, Garland revealed that if he had the chance, he would want to write and direct Swamp Thing.

I love the idea of Garland taking on Swamp Thing! I have no doubt that he would give the fans an incredible film. I hope Warner Bros. is paying attention because this needs to happen! This wouldn't be Garland's first time working on a comic book film. Don't forget, he wrote the screenplay for the amazing movie Dredd.

I loved Swamp Thing when I was a kid. I used to read the comics and I loved the original 1982 film adaptation from Wes Craven. The character was created by Lein Wein and Bernie Wrightson and he first appeared in
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‘Annihilation’ Director Alex Garland is Interested in Directing a ‘Swamp Thing’ Movie for DC

‘Annihilation’ Director Alex Garland is Interested in Directing a ‘Swamp Thing’ Movie for DC
Like so many filmmakers these days, Alex Garland has had his brush with the comic book movie industry. The Ex Machina and Annihilation director was a screenwriter before he made the jump to the director’s chair, and one of the films he penned was the 2012 comic book adaptation Dredd. But now that he’s starting to gain renown for his […]

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Alex Garland Wants To Direct A Swamp Thing Movie For DC

As the DC Extended Universe keeps on growing, Warner Bros. are going to need more and more filmmakers who are passionate about bringing their back catalogue of characters to the big screen. While a ton of directors would love to make a Batman or Superman movie, it might be tougher to find folks willing to tackle more obscure heroes, like Swamp Thing, for example.

In the case of the big green plant man, though, one talented filmmaker has now come forward to express their love for the character. While participating in an Ama on Reddit, Annihilation helmer Alex Garland was asked “if given the chance, which comic book characters would you want to write/direct?” Though the question gave him room to leave his options open and suggest several ideas, he only provided one name: Swamp Thing.

When you take a glance at Garland’s filmography, his interest in directing
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Alex Garland Would Direct DC’s Swamp Thing If Given The Chance

Annihilation director Alex Garland says, if given a chance, he would like to direct a “proper” movie version of DC’s Swamp Thing. The half-man/half-plant “elemental” creature Swamp Thing first appeared in 1971 from creators Lein Wein and Bernie Wrightson. However, the character took on its most familiar form much later under writer Alan Moore. Swamp Thing possesses superhuman healing due to his ability to reconstruct his own body using available vegetable matter. A later run of Swamp Thing books by Mark Millar gave him command over the elements fire, earth, water and air.
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Malevolent First Look: William Shatner, Bill Mosely, Morena Baccarin Star in Animated Horror Film

Malevolent is the first animated horror feature made in the Us and something that is in many ways, unlike anything we've seen before. Co-produced by Mem Ferda, Malevolent is set in a world where intergalactic gamblers bet on human conflicts as a blood sport.

Malevolent stars Morena Baccarin (Deadpool, Firefly) Ray Wise (Robocop, Swamp Thing). Dani Lennon (Bite Me) Bill Moseley (Texas Chainsaw Massacre II), and William Shatner (Star Trek, Boston Legal) as The Overseer.


Malevolent tells the story of
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The Return Of Swamp Thing Blu-ray Bonus Features Revealed

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Mvd Entertainment Group is heading back to the bog this May with their special Blu-ray release of Jim Wynorski's The Return of Swamp Thing. The fifth release in Mvd's Rewind Collection, The Return of Swamp Thing will include a 2K transfer of the 1989 movie, a new audio commentary, and several fresh interviews that are detailed in the full list of bonus features:

From Mvd Rewind Collection's Facebook Page: "Mvd Rewind Collection #5 is The Return Of Swamp Thing! Street Date is May 8, 2018.

This one has been driving me crazy because everytime I think we are done with adding bonus material, the head of Lightyear Entertainment keeps bringing me more. Now this is subject to change, but I think what we have below is what will be on the release. It's jam packed and I'm super stoked to get this on Blu-ray.

America’S Favorite Superhero Is Back In Action!

After her mother's mysterious death,
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Charles Soule's upcoming debut novel The Oracle Year lands a TV adaptation

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Some know comic book creative Charles Soule as a writer for such series as DC Comics' Swamp Thing, Red Lanterns, Superman/Wonder Woman, as well as Marvel's stellar She-Hulk run and Death of Wolverine. My first exposure to Soule's work was through his Archaia-published graphic novel Strange Attractors, with art by Greg Scott. After wrapping my brain around the... Read More...
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Justice League Dark Concept Art Reveals Rejected Pitch

The Justice League Dark live-action movie is looking doomed. Warner Bros. released its slate of upcoming projects and it is nowhere to be found after announcing that it was in development some time ago. The Shape of Water director Guillermo del Toro was once attached to direct and he recently revealed that he wanted to have Swamp Thing on board and spoke about how much the character meant to him. Now, Joseph Kahn has shared some of his concept art for Justice League Dark that he pitched to DC and Warner Bros. that was ultimately rejected.

Over the summer, director Joseph Kahn (Bodied) revealed that he had previously pitched his ideas for the long awaited Justice League Dark project and that his ideas were rejected. Now that the movie doesn't appear to be happening at all anymore, Kahn has released some of his concept art for the project done in
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Abandoned Concept Art For Justice League Dark Shows Us What Could’ve Been

There are a lot of DC projects over at Warner Bros. that don’t seem to be able to catch a break, but one of the most beleaguered (pun definitely intended) is Justice League Dark. The supernatural-themed superhero movie has traded hands with at least two directors so far, with both of them eventually passing on the pic.

While we did get an animated effort based on the team, fans are still eager to see what DC’s occult heroes would be like in live-action. While there’s no word on the film getting off the ground soon, some concept art from the 2015 version of the movie, that would have been helmed by Guillermo del Toro, has now arrived online, giving us a look at what could’ve been.

Justin Fields, of Ironklad Studios, has shared these designs for the Justice League Dark’s six team members – namely, John Constantine,
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Joseph Kahn Shares Epic ‘Justice League Dark’ Concept Art, Starring Dan Stevens and Chiwetel Ejiofor

Joseph Kahn Shares Epic ‘Justice League Dark’ Concept Art, Starring Dan Stevens and Chiwetel Ejiofor
Justice League” was not the superhero tentpole Warner Bros. was hoping for when it decided to bring the most iconic DC superheroes together on the big screen. With just around $220 million at the box office, the movie will end up as the lowest domestic grosser in the Dceu thus far. What “Justice League’s” disappointment means for the future of DC and Warner Bros. remains unclear, but one project that will probably continue to elude the big screen is “Justice League Dark.”

Read More:‘Justice LeagueBox Office Bomb: Warner Bros. Could Lose Up to $100 Million on Superhero Tentpole

The alternative superhero team features magical and supernatural heroes likes Constantine and Zatanna, and a film version of the popular comics storyline has been in development for years. Directors such as Doug Liman and Guillermo del Toro have been attached to the project at various points of development, and currently Gerard Johnstone
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Cool Character Concept Art From Director Joseph Khan's Justice League Dark Pitch

A few years ago, director Joseph Khan pitched a Justice League Dark film to Warner Bros. that they ultimately ended up passing on. Last year he shared an eight-second animation screen test showing off his design for Swamp Thing. He has now released several pieces of concept art that reveal some of his character designs and the actors he wanted in the roles! 

We have a better look at Swamp Thing, and a first look at Floronic Man, Dan Stevens as John Constantine, Natalie Dormer as Zatanna Zatara, Deadman, and Chiwetel Ejiofor as Jason Blood/Etrigan the Demon. That's quite an impressive wish-list of actors he had.

Khan was trying to jump in on the film project after Guillermo del Toro jumped ship. The studio opted not to work with him and they ended up developing an animated film. Now they are back on trying to make a live-action film.
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‘Justice League Dark’ Concept Art: See Swamp Thing, Constantine & More from Joseph Kahn’s Pitch

While the union of the Justice League only just happened on the big screen for the first time last month, their darker, fantasy counterparts from Justice League Dark have been in development for years. The project has gone through several directors, including Guillermo del Toro a little while back and most recently Edge of Tomorrow […]

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Joseph Kahn Reveals Concept Art & Animation Test from His ‘Justice League Dark’ Pitch

Amongst the numerous DC properties that are seemingly consistently in and out of development is Justice League Dark. Sure, there was an animated, straight-to-dvd version of the story that came out earlier this year, but the characters that make up Jld, including Swamp Thing, Constantine, and Deadman, are more than deserving of a live-action blockbuster. [caption id="attachment_641925" align="alignright" width="360"] Image via DC Comics/caption] As of right now, the long-awaited movie has no director, following Doug Liman's recent exit, but there is a screenplay from Housebound scribe Gerard Johnstone and Jon Spaihts, …
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Concept art from failed Justice League Dark pitch featuring Swamp Thing, Zatanna, Constantine and more

Following the departure of Guillermo del Toro on DC’s planned Justice League Dark movie (which was then going by the title Dark Universe), Warner Bros. invited filmmakers to pitch their ideas for the supernatural DC ensemble.

One such filmmaker was Joseph Kahn, who collaborated with Ironklad Studios to produce several pieces of concept art for his ultimately unsuccessful pitch. And now we have a look at said concept art, which features Swamp Thing, Floronic Man, Deadman, Natalie Dormer as Zatanna, Dan Stevens as Constantine and Chiwetel Ejiofor as Jason Blood/Etrigan the Demon. Check them out here and let us know what you make of the designs and casting choices in the comments below…

Following Kahn’s pitch, Warner Bros. enlisted Doug Liman (Edge of Tomorrow) to direct Justice League Dark with a view to fast tracking it into production, although as with del Toro, he also subsequently exited the project.
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Justice League Dark concept art & character designs surface

Mike Cecchini Dec 18, 2017

Get a look at what Guillermo del Toro's Justice League Dark movie might have looked like.

The Justice League Dark movie has had a long and tortured road, and there's no end in sight. This is a project which would focus on the magical and monstrous corners of the Dceu, featuring characters like Swamp Thing, John Constantine, and others, and it has been in development at Warner Bros for something on the order of five years. For much of that time, Guillermo del Toro was in charge of development, with an eye on directing.

But as with many of Warner Bros' DC superhero movies, nothing has been easy when it comes to Justice League Dark. For one thing, it was once known as Dark Universe, but Universal came along and snatched that name up for their (now apparently dead) shared cinematic universe of action/horror flicks
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Avengers: Infinity War Gets an Amazing Retro Mashup Trailer!

I know a lot of you are excited about Avengers: Infinity War, so while we wait for it to be released, which seems like a lifetime away, we have a great retro mashup trailer for you to watch! It comes from Darth Blender and it features a mashup of footage from several classic superhero films that were made in the 80s and 90s. I'm sure you'll remember some of these if you were up to speed with what Marvel was doing during this era. Below the video, you'll find a list of all the films that were used and all the characters that the actors are meant to play.

I love that Chuck Norris in The Punisher! It also features Burt Reynolds as Iron Man, David Hasselhoff as Nick Fury, Jean-Claude Van Damme as Winter Soldier, Dennis Quaid as Star-Lord, Eddie Murphy as Falcon and more!

You are welcome to
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Open Fan Letter to Warner Bros. Regarding Their Future of DC Films

Dear Warner Bros.,

Here we are on the cusp of a new year. Justice League (Jl) is still struggling at the box office, trying to recoup the heavy financial losses, while fans are left wondering what will happen next. WB and DC use to be at the top of the superhero genre with such great classic films like Superman (‘78) and Batman (‘89), each of which had a successful sequel...and not so successful proceeding films. If anything can be learned from these past films, chasing possible viewer trends is risky, and putting nipples on the batsuit was a horrible idea. However, as we move forward into a new year all I have to say is, hold on! Even though Jl is not the box office hit you hoped it would be there are plenty of silver linings to be found within the catalog of DC characters and the Dceu as a whole.
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Preview of DC Holiday Special #1

DC Comics gets festive today with the release of DC Holiday Special #1, and you can take a look at a preview of the issue here; check it out…

DC Comics’ finest talents have assembled to bring you a holiday special like you’ve never seen before! Join Superman, Wonder Woman and the Flash as they deliver powerful messages of hope like only The Worlds Greatest Super-Heroes can! Plus: Sgt. Rock fights the Nazis on Hanukah, the Teen Titans take on the literal ghost of Christmas past, and Swamp Thing battles that creeping feeling of existential dread! And don’t miss the legendary Denny O’Neil’s return to comics with an all-new Batman story!

DC Holiday Special #1 is out now, priced $9.99.

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Comics Corner: Call Of Duty: Zombies Trade Paperback, John Wick #3, Spawn #280, Vampirella #8, and More

Call of Duty: Zombies has arrived in trade paperback form, and it kicks off today's Comics Corner. We also have a look at John Wick #3 from Dynamite, Bprd: The Devil You Know #4, Spawn #280 "Dark Horror" Part 5, Vampirella #8, Dark Ark #3, Black Magick #9, Graveland #3, and Sacred Creatures #5.

Call of Duty: Zombies Trade Paperback: "Join Stuhlinger, Misty, Russman, and Marlton as they fight for survival against the undead horde. The Tranzit crew, last seen in the "Buried" map, are trapped on a deeply unstable and fractured future Earth. The Call of Duty®: Zombies miniseries delves into these characters' backstories, providing a crucial piece of the Zombies puzzle. See what happens between the maps as the Tranzit crew fights to escape Maxis' apocalyptic wasteland.

Writer Justin Jordan (The Strange Talent of Luther Strode) joins Jason Blundell and Craig Houston to expand the Zombies story, and artist Jonathan Wayshak (Devolution), with Dan Jackson, brings
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