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With rumours arriving that The Walking Dead spin-off may be a prequel, hot on the heels of the news that Syfy is pursuing a series about Superman's grandfather, titled Krypton, there are officially no more jokes. Anything you might say about making a comic book series set some ridiculous amount of time before the real story starts happening, can and will be seriously considered as a pitch by some network, somewhere.
A Newsroom-style series about The Daily Planet before Clark Kent started working there? A psychological procedural featuring Dr. Harleen Quinzel but no Joker? A jungle-set adventure series about Gorilla Grodd's granddad? We could keep going until the phone rings and someone makes us an offer for a pilot, but that would be an unnecessary amount of pre-amble before getting to the point, »
Every week I am sent a package full of comics and graphic novels I’m not able to read from my pals at DC Comics. No matter what I do, I can’t seem to find the time for everything I’d like to take in on an entertainment level. My plan is to showcase these books once a week in an ongoing column. If there’s anything I need to say about one of the titles, I’ll gladly add my two cents worth in. DC’s been good to me over the years and I want to do my best to promote their many excellent books they publish every month.
Just in case you’re not a big comic book consumer, let me give you some quick facts. All new comic books and graphic novels are published on the Wednesday of every week. Also, Vertigo is an imprint »
- firstname.lastname@example.org (Eric Shirey)
Star Wars: The Force Awakens star Mark Hamill has signed on to play James Jesse, a.k.a. The Trickster, in an upcoming episode of CW's The Flash. The actor actually played the same character in two episodes of the 1990 CBS series The Flash, which only ran for one season. His Joker-esque portrayal of The Trickster actually lead to Mark Hamill voicing The Joker in Batman: The Animated Series and Superman in the 1990s. Here's the character's official description from Hitfix:
"Mark Hamill returns in a brand new interpretation of James Jesse (aka The Trickster), a role he originated on the 90's Flash series. In this new iteration, The Trickster is an anarchist terrorist con man serving a life sentence in Iron Heights who helps Barry (Grant Gustin) and Det. West (Jesse L. Martin) to foil the city-wide attacks of a wannabe Trickster eagerly following in the original's deadly footsteps. »
Burbank, CA (December 4, 2014) – The newly formed Justice League members Superman, Batman and Wonder Woman discover another super hero on the planet – Aquaman – and the group must band together to prevent a war between the inhabitants of land and sea as Warner Bros. Home Entertainment, Warner Bros. Animation, and DC Entertainment unleash Justice League: Throne of Atlantis. Packed with non-stop action, the brand-new 75-minute DC Universe Original Movie comes to Blu-rayTM Combo Pack, DVD and Digital HD on January 27, 2015.
Justice League: Throne of Atlantis will be available on Blu-rayTM Combo Pack for $24.98 Srp and on DVD for $19.98 Srp. The Blu-rayTM Combo Pack includes a digital version of the movie on Digital HD with UltraViolet.* Fans can also own Justice League: Throne of Atlantis in Digital HD on January 13 via purchase from digital retailers.
In Justice League: Throne of Atlantis, Cyborg discovers an imminent threat in the depths of the oceans so »
- ComicMix Staff
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Burbank, CA (December 4, 2014) – The newly formed Justice League members Superman, Batman and Wonder Woman discover another super hero on the planet – Aquaman – and the group must band together to prevent a war between the inhabitants of land and sea as Warner Bros. Home Entertainment, Warner Bros. Animation, and DC Entertainment unleash Justice League: Throne of Atlantis. Packed with non-stop action, the brand-new 75-minute DC Universe Original Movie comes to Blu-rayTMCombo Pack, DVD and Digital HD on January 27, 2015.
Justice League: Throne of Atlantis will be available on Blu-rayTMCombo Pack for $24.98 Srp and on DVD for $19.98 Srp. The Blu-rayTMCombo Pack includes a digital version of the movie on Digital HD with UltraViolet. »
- Matt MacNabb
Hello movie lovers! Tis I, Marc Alan Fishman, resident ComicMix snark-do-well. I figured I might as well get at least a day out from the legendary John Ostrander on the topic that most presently has the comic book fanboys all a flutter. What’s that, you say? The recently announced Suicide Squad movie from DC Entertainment now has a cast? Well, what better to do then but react to each of the specific castings of the sinister sextet of seriously spiteful sinners.
Jared Leo as The Joker
I know what everyone is thinking. “Boo! Hiss!” they cry. Well, not me. Casting the clown prince of crime with yet-another slightly slick looking actor, with plenty of dramatic chops, seems apropos. Look kiddos. When they announced Heath Ledger, the outcry could be heard for miles around the Internet. All up until footage started leaking in dribs and drabs. And then when The Dark Knight debuted, »
- Marc Alan Fishman
The newly formed Justice League members Superman, Batman and Wonder Woman discover another super hero on the planet - Aquaman - and the group must band together to prevent a war between the inhabitants of land and sea as Warner Bros. Home Entertainment, Warner Bros. Animation, and DC Entertainment unleash Justice League: Throne of Atlantis. Packed with non-stop action, the brand-new 75-minute DC Universe Original Movie comes to Blu-ray Combo Pack, DVD and Digital HD on January 27, 2015.
Justice League: Throne of Atlantis will be available on Blu-ray Combo Pack for $24.98 Srp and on DVD for $19.98 Srp. The Blu-ray Combo Pack includes a digital version of the movie on Digital HD with UltraViolet.* Fans can also own Justice League: Throne of Atlantis in Digital HD on January 13 via purchase from digital retailers.
In Justice League: Throne of Atlantis, Cyborg discovers an imminent threat in the depths of the oceans so powerful »
We've known about Warner Bros. and DC's next animated adventure, Justice League: Throne of Atlantis, for a little while now, but today they've revealed exactly when comic fans will be able to take the blu-ray home with them. Check out the box art and learn more about what's coming on the disc inside!
The newly formed Justice League members Superman, Batman and Wonder Woman discover another super hero on the planet – Aquaman – and the group must band together to prevent a war between the inhabitants of land and sea as Warner Bros. Home Entertainment, Warner Bros. Animation, and DC Entertainment unleash Justice League: Throne of Atlantis. Packed with non-stop action, the brand-new 75-minute DC Universe Original Movie comes to Blu-rayTM Combo Pack, DVD and Digital HD on January 27, 2015.
Justice League: Throne of Atlantis will be available on Blu-rayTM Combo Pack for $24.98 Srp and on DVD for $19.98 Srp. The Blu-rayTM Combo »
- email@example.com (Jordan Maison)
Welcome To Issue 74!
If This Is Your First Time Here: Welcome! This is my weekly column where I talk about superhero movie news, rumors and speculation.
The DC/WB Universe kind of exploded open yesterday and it was a bunch of fun. I guess I can and should start chronologically with the movie you’re going to see first: Batman V. Superman: Dawn of Justice. BadAssDigest had a post that slyly confirmed that Doomsday is going to make it into the film while also bringing up a character who, in the comics, became KGBeast:
Lex Luthor has many agents making his dark agenda a reality, an agenda that includes keeping an eye on all metahumans, mainly a woman who walks the streets today but who is seen in pictures from the 1800s. »
With Warner Bros and DC Comics announcing the all-star cast for David Ayer's Suicide Squad film this week, it seems like the perfect time to cast an eye over the lesser-known team from the world of Batman and Superman.
What is the Suicide Squad?
Task Force X - better known as the 'Suicide Squad' - is a government-sanctioned team of convicted super-felons who serve as 'deniable assets', performing high-risk black-ops missions for the government. They are offered commuted sentences in return.
The team operates out of Belle Reve prison under the control of hard-nosed agent Amanda Waller, who keeps the motley crew of villains on a tight leash with remote explosive devices that can be detonated at any time. »
“I’d love to kiss you, but I just washed my hair.” – Bette Davis
Over at GeekMom.com , founding editor and columnist Corinna Lawson wrote a review of both Wonder Woman #36 (featuring the new team of Meredith and David Finch) and Superman/Wonder Woman #13 entitled “Memo to DC: Wonder Woman Likes People. Honest.”
Corinna is not happy.
Neither am I.
Now it’s true that my opinion of the Amazon’s most recent adventures are tainted a bit by my experience in working on the title with two of the best people in comics, George Pérez and Karen Berger, in that I think we did the definitive version of Diana, incorporating and being true to the Greek mythology from which the character sprung. It’s also true that the tinge of envy I feel whenever I hear that a new writer has come on board the tile – Hey, DC!! What am I, »
- Mindy Newell
Director: Dermott Downs
Synopsis: After a bomb goes off downtown, the army and General Eiling roll in and take over the case, much to Joe’s surprise. Suspicious, Joe tells Barry that he and his friends at S.T.A.R. Labs should look into the army’s involvement. Wells informs the team that Eiling was experimenting on his men to turn them into super soldiers.
After last weeks incredibly fan-pleasing hour of television, Barry Allen and his merry band of brilliant brainiac’s continue to please and shower the geek community in ‘Plastique’. With Felicity Smoak and Captain Cold enjoying some truly mesmerizing moments in the shows fourth episode, this week’s adventure attempts to match »
- Ben Read
I guess it comes down to a simple choice, really. Get busy living or get busy dying.
The Shawshank Redemption celebrated its 20th anniversary this year, and to mark the occasion stars Tim Robbins, Morgan Freeman and director Frank Darabont reunited for a special Academy screening of the film this week.
Digital Spy goes then and now with the cast of the beloved drama to find out what happened to them in the years since Shawshank's original release.
Tim Robbins (Andy Dufresne)
Already a well-established and respected actor by the time he won the role of Andy Dufresne, Tim Robbins saw his career surge in the wake of Shawshank. He bagged the role after Kevin Costner, Tom Hanks and Brad Pitt turned it down, but their loss was his gain.
Mercy Graves originally appeared in "Superman: The Animated Series" (1996) as the bodyguard/personal assistant of Superman's archenemy, 'Lex Luthor'.
Originally the leader of a gang of female thieves, Luthor was impressed by her mixture of ruthlessness and street savvy.
He offered her a job, taking her in, cleaning her up and entrusting her with personal security and dirty work.
A proficient martial artist, Mercy uses a rough, street-form of kickboxing as her preferred form of attack.
She is also an expert with most forms of handheld weapons.
Her preferred dress is a chauffeur's uniform with short skirt, chauffeur's cap, nylons and high heeled boots.
Click the images to enlarge and Sneak Peek 'Mercy Graves'...
- Michael Stevens
Opening Batman: The Complete Series, I said, “This is my childhood in a box.” When the ABC series debuted in January 1966, I was seven, the exact perfect age to be utterly captivated by seeing a comic book faithfully adapted to the small screen. Without fail, I was glued to the television set on Wednesday and Thursday evenings right until the final episode aired in March 1968, leaving indelible images in my mind. These were reinforced just a few years later when local syndicated reruns burned the stories, sounds, and characters deeper into my psyche.
I was too young to understand the context of the show and its impact on popular culture, DC Comics, or the world of licensing. I didn’t get the wry jokes, it’s knowing pop camp approach to storytelling, or how it cleverly worked on multiple levels (a rare occurrence on prime time back then). Instead, »
- Robert Greenberger
DC comic book fans have plenty to be excited about, as Warner Bros. recently unveiled plans for their very own cinematic universe, which could even rival the phenomenal success of Marvel if handled right. Everyone knows that the internet is full of trolls though, so many are already deriding the future of the company’s silver screen ventures on the basis of just one release to date. Whether you love or hate Zack Snyder’s Man of Steel is ultimately irrelevant though. Even Madame Xanadu would struggle to predict the quality of the upcoming releases before they’ve been made, so fans will just have to wait patiently and pass judgement when the time comes.
In the meantime, while audiences have been griping about how long it took DC to throw their hat into the ring, fans in the know have been enjoying the incredible animation released as part of »
- David Opie
A quick review of tonight's "The Flash" coming up just as soon as blogging about supernatural events doesn't really pay well... For the most part, "Plastique" continued to demonstrate all the things "The Flash" has learned to do well in such a short span of time. We got cool demonstrations of super-speed, with Barry running up walls and across water for the first time. We got a welcome twist on the Freak of the Week format by having Plastique turn out to be a good guy who couldn't control her powers. (Though how it hadn't occurred to her to wear gloves until Caitlin suggested it didn't speak well of her brains.) Clancy Brown was impeccable casting as General Eiling, a longtime DC Comics heavy(*) who should have uses on both this show and "Arrow" if need be, and the initial teases of Gorilla Grodd have me excited, even if we »
- Alan Sepinwall
Christian Bale, most would say, made an incredible Batman. Long-time fans of the character also champion Kevin Conroy, who voiced the Caped Crusader through numerous animated incarnations. Michael Keaton’s turn is deeply underrated, that kid on Gotham is doing yeoman’s work, and though I have my fears about Batman v Superman, I think Ben Affleck is going to rock the doors off the thing. They’re all great performers, they all do justice to the character… and yet whenever I see them, some small part of my brain whispers a simple reminder: none of them are Adam West. Without him, none of them would have had their shot at the cape and cowl, and for all the derision foisted on his campy take on the Dark Knight, his version has endured for almost half a century. We’ve waited decades to see his Batman anywhere outside of a bootleg DVD; this week, »
- Rob Vaux
From Jack Nicholson to Heath Ledger to... Jared Leto? According to The Wrap, Warner Bros is in negotiations to have Leto join the cast of their forthcoming "Suicide Squad" movie, to be written and directed by "Fury" filmmaker David Ayer, as the iconic Batman villain The Joker. Why so serious Jordan Catalano?
The film concerns a group of super-villains who the government grants amnesty by sending them on a top-secret mission that will likely get them all killed. The studio is also after Will Smith, Margot Robbie and Tom Hardy (reprising his Bane role? Or a new role? How many comic book bad guys can he essay?), according to the same Wrap report. It's thought that Jesse Eisenberg will be reprising his role as Lex Luthor (from the forthcoming "Batman v. Superman: Dawn of Justice") in some capacity in the film.
- Drew Taylor
Justice League #1-6
Written by Geoff Johns
Published by DC Comics
Created as the flagship title of the New 52 and the opening arc for this new era of comics, Justice League “Origin” is a cringe-worthy retelling of the League’s beginnings. Despite having the talented Geoff Johns handling story and drawn by Jim Lee, Justice League “Origin” is a boring and underwhelming tale.
The story follows the expected Leaguers: Superman, Batman, Wonder Woman, Green Lantern, The Flash, Aquaman, and new regular Cyborg as they join together to form the Justice League. Unfortunately, all of these heroes present have been reduced to early to mid-twenty somethings in an effort to make them younger and more relatable. But this only serves to make the world’s greatest heroes a bunch of bickering idiots. Superman is a short-sighted brute, Batman talks down to everyone, »
- Grant Raycroft
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