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January 2015 will see the continuation of DC's themed variant months, and to celebrate the 75th anniversary of the Scarlet Speedster, the Flash will be making his way onto 22 one-sheets. The publisher has gathered some great talent to create homages of famous DC covers, so check out the unveiled variants so far below, with more updates soon to come. (Source: Comic Vine) Action Comics #38 by Dave Johnson. The Flash #39 by Howard Porter. Harley Quinn #14 by Bruce Timm. Teen Titans #6 by Mike Allred. (Source: HitFix) Batman #38 by Tony S. Daniel. Green Lantern #38 by Doug Mahnke. Sinestro #9 by Ethan Van Sciver. Wonder Woman #38 by Terry Dodson. (Source: Comic Book Resources) Batman and Robin #38 by Dave Bullock. Catwoman #38 by Ty Templeton. Green Lantern Corps #38 by Bill Sienkiewicz. Justice League #38 by Tony Harris. (Source: Newsarama) Grayson #6 by Jock. Justice League United #8 by Karl Kerschl. Supergirl #38 by Michael Oeming. Superman #38 by Kevin Nowlan. (Source: IGN) Aquaman #38 by Steve Rude. »
If you’re anything like me, you can’t wait to feast your eyes on the newly-announced Lego Batman movie, which will spin off this year’s incredibly successful The Lego Movie. While that particular project may not assemble its way to theaters until 2017, DC Comics and Cartoon Network are making the wait more bearable and airing a Lego DC Comics special later this month.
Titled Lego DC Comics: Batman Be-Leaguered, the project isn’t nearly as polished as what we saw from The Lego Movie and is more akin to some of the straight-to-dvd films that spun-off of the Lego Batman games, but it still looks like a fun DC special made more enjoyable by its Lego makeover.
Batman Be-Leagured will tie into the upcoming Lego Batman 3: Beyond Gotham videogame and will air on Cartoon Network on October 7th, 2014 at 6:00 Pm. It was written by Jim Krieg »
- James Garcia
Following on from the first clip which arrived online earlier this week [watch it here], Warner Bros. has now officially released the Blu-ray cover art for its latest DC Universe Animated Original Movies direct-to-video feature Justice League: Throne of Atlantis. Take a look…
And here’s a rundown of the special features…
-Villains of the Deep – From Ocean Master, to Black Manta, to King Shark, each villain operates from his own deep sense of conviction presenting an incredible challenge for the hero in Arthur Curry, aka Aquaman. This documentary goes into the biographical detail of the villains.
-”Robin and Nightwing” Bonus Sequence – Producer James Tucker provides video commentary for this exciting bonus sequence where Robin and Nightwing join forces.
-Scoring Atlantis: The Sound of the Deep – Every great film needs a great musical score. »
- Gary Collinson
One of the major problems facing DC in adapting their characters to the screen is just how many times they have completely overhauled some of them. Case in point: there is some controversy this week after producer Charles Roven explained which version of the origin story of Wonder Woman will be featured when the character makes her debut in next year's "Batman v Superman: Dawn Of Justice." Basically, they're making her Thor. This is the version of the character who is part of what's called the DC New 52 Universe. She is a demigod, and her father is Zeus. That's pretty much it. What makes the decision frustrating to many fans is that Wonder Woman isn't just a superpowered girl as originally imagined. She was a being shaped from the righteous fury of murdered women. There's something great and primal about the idea that the Amazons were all created from the »
- Drew McWeeny
The Arkham series of Batman games have given us some incredible interpretations of classic characters; Mark Hamill’s Joker reminded us all of the amazing animated series which had typified many of our childhoods. Hamill stood down before Arkham Origins, handing his role over to prolific voice actor Troy Baker. Many were apprehensive about this due to the phenomenal job of the Star Wars actor, but Baker pulled it off with an absolutely amazing performance.
Before we get into this, check out this clip where Troy Baker gives us what is perhaps the most menacing version of the Joker’s ominous monologue from The Killing Joke.
Batman Vs Superman will certainly see the titular heroes trading blows, but it seems like there would need to be a unifying threat in order to draw the heroes together; Jesse Eisenburg will be playing Lex Luthor, but will this conniving businessman be a »
- Samuel Clements
The website Making Star Wars has published what they call an “I am your Father” level spoiler about Star Wars: Episode VII. The site reveals a surprising plot twist that is, supposedly, the final scene of Episode 7. We look at this major plot swerve, and analyze the likelihood of it being true.
Don’t read any further if you don’t want to know the big secret (assuming it’s true.) Spoilers Below!!!
The surprise ending that Making Star Wars has written about is certainly a daring move, if it’s true. I doubt most people will see it coming. The question is...will long time Star Wars fans accept an evil Luke Skywalker? Because that’s what we’ll be seeing, according to the website report. Luke follows in his father’s footsteps and succumbs to the dark side, becoming the new lord of the Sith.
This rumor relates »
- email@example.com (Rob Young)
So on Monday, I watched the Gotham series premiere with about 8 million of my friends. I started writing a column about the show and what it says (accidentally and/or purposefully) about the role of Batman in pop culture right now. But working on that column got me thinking more generally about Batman: A character who has been around for 75 years, a figure in my cultural consciousness since before my memory begins. The next thing I knew, I was making a list of my favorite Batman things–the movies, the TV shows, the vividly recalled comic book story arcs and standalone issues, »
- Darren Franich
The United States Postal Service is honoring Batman’s 75th birthday with a special stamping collection that will be unveiled in time for next month’s New York Comic Con. The New York Comic Con takes place from Oct. 9-12 at the Jacob Javits Center, and the stamps will be released to coincide with these dates.
There will be a four stamps in total—each one commemorating a different look and era. The first is the Golden Age design (based on the Bill Finger and Bob Kane original), the second is the Adam West inspired Silver Age, the Jim Aparo and Neal Adams influence in the Bronze Age, and the Jim Lee design in the Modern Age.
“He is the quintessential American superhero,” said Susan McGowan, the Postal Service’s director of stamp services and corporate licensing. “What a great place to celebrate him—on a stamp. We »
There’s no denying that comic book characters – and superheroes specifically – have become a great source of profit for movie and television studios. Every year sees more blockbusters featuring DC and Marvel characters, and the list of new, upcoming television shows reads like a ‘who’s who’s’ of comics’ most popular titles. Yet, while comic book movies and TV shows flourish, the actual comic book industry suffers.
Nowhere is that impact felt more than with the writers and artists responsible for creating these characters in the first place. DC Comics/Warner Bros. and the families of Superman creators Joe Siegel and Jerry Shuster fought much of the past few years over rights to the Man ...
Click to continue reading Marvel and Jack Kirby Estate Settle Over Copyright Dispute
- Sarah Moran
Neal Adams is an icon in the Comic Book Industry, an amazing artist and creator that has been working with DC since 1967 and Marvel since 1969 with long continuities in his work spanning decades. He’s a Hall of Famer, an Eisner Award's Will Eisner Comic Book Hall of Fame inductee since 1998 and a Harvey Awards' Jack Kirby Hall of Fame inductee since 1999. Neal has created some amazing characters, notably, Deadman and Ra’s al Ghul (among many others), along with his signature work on Superman and Batman. He’s also worked on X-Men, revived Professor X and was part of the team that created the Kree-Skrull war, regarded as some of the best comics Marvel created during that era, including his work on The Avengers. Adams work at DC was also defining, if not redefining, for Green Lantern and Green Arrow in the 70’s, rechristening Green Lantern as Green Lantern »
Another day, another image from Star Wars: Episode VII, but this one just happens to be the best thing I've seen from the movie so far. It depicts a lightsaber duel under the Millenium Falcon with a Darth Vader-like figure fighting a Rebel with a green lightsaber. It's epic looking, and for a second I get excited but then I remember the prequels and how flat they were visually (not to mention narratively). Then I get excited all over again because there's no way this will be like that, right? They can't possibly make the same mistakes can they? Yesterday we saw the Chrome Troopers (as a follow up to the new Stormtroopers and the costume designs for Han Solo). But now we have this gorgeous image, besotted somewhat by an ill-conceived watermark on the part of the hosting site. Hit the jump to take a look at the new »
- Evan Dickson
Reviewed by Kevin Scott
Invaders from Mars (1986)
Directed by: Tobe Hooper
The best that I can tell, nostalgia runs on a thirty year cycle. I can speculate that what everybody watches as children, shapes them into adults with a deep seated desire to emulate it or watch it being emulated. A select few make it to a position where they can actually interject that nostalgia into the contemporary mainstream, and satisfy both the fans of the original material, but also put such a spit shine on the old premise that even the youngsters dig it, and have no idea that it’s based on something way older than they are. In the 1980’s we »
WB is working on a massive live action Justice League project, but a major reason for the anticipation is due to a animated series that was on WB / Cartoon Network for a few years. While the comics are seriously awesome, the animated show was easily one of the best animated shows to ever come out. Now we get more!
According to WB/ DC, they have teamed up with Machinima to provide a short series that leads into their next animated feature film. The film is titled Justice League: Gods and Monsters. The film focuses on an alternate reality where the main stays in the Justice League are much darker than normal. These characters of course being Wonder Woman, Batman, and Superman.
- firstname.lastname@example.org (Dustin Spino)
Warner Bros. and Machinima are collaborating on a new DC Comics animated miniseries called Justice League: Gods and Monsters Chronicles. It will be developed by animation producers Bruce Timm and Alan Burnett, who both worked on Batman: The Animated Series and several other DC animated series and movies.
The series is based on an original animated film that Timm is also an executive producer on called Justice League: Gods and Monsters. That movie will be released by Warner Bros. Home Entertainment later in 2015. The Chronicles series will focus on alternate versions of Superman, Batman, and Wonder Woman. The press release we received offers the following description:
Justice League: Gods and Monsters Chronicles explores a newly conceived reality in the DC Universe where Justice League members Superman, Batman and Wonder Woman are much darker versions of the Super Heroes that people think they know. The episodes are expected »
- Joey Paur
This one is coming in 2015 as a three-part web episode series just before Batman v Superman debuts in theaters! Bruce W. Timm and Alan Burnett are back together again! Glory days Bat-Fans...glory days.
In the first programming collaboration since Warner Bros.’ investment in Machinima earlier this year, it was announced today that Machinima has greenlit the new animated shortform series “Justice League: Gods and Monsters Chronicles,” from Bruce Timm and Alan Burnett (both producers on “Batman: The Animated Series”). The digital series is based on Justice League: Gods & Monsters, an original animated film executive produced by Timm and co-produced by Burnett that will be released by Warner Bros. Home Entertainment later in 2015. “Chronicles” will focus on alternate versions of Superman, Batman and Wonder Woman.
“Ever since we announced the Warner Bros. strategic investment, we have been looking for a new and exciting way to tap into the company’s unmatched content. »
- Matt MacNabb
"Batman: The Animated Series" producers Bruce W. Timm and Alan Burnett are teaming to produce the digital series which will be based on the original animated film "Justice League: Gods and Monsters" which Warner Bros. Home Entertainment will release in 2015.
"Ever since we announced the Warner Bros. strategic investment, we have been looking for a new and exciting way to tap into the company's unmatched content. With Justice League: Gods and Monsters Chronicles, Machinima will be the very first place fans can experience a new vision for DC Comics' beloved Superman, Batman and Wonder Woman characters. »
- Garth Franklin
Contrary to what broadcast television’s fall schedules might suggest, the revamped trend of using comicbooks as source material for TV shows has been hot for a while — even if the brains behind the networks’ programming slates have a hard time remembering that.
“It’s funny — if you talk to the people at the networks, they constantly forget that ‘The Walking Dead’ is based on a comicbook,” David Goyer, exec producer of NBC’s upcoming “Constantine” says of the hit AMC series. “I mean, constantly. ‘The Walking Dead’ is the most successful show on television, bar network, bar anything. That’s a massive statement.”
That’s because the highly rated zombie apocalypse drama, which is an adaptation of scribe Robert Kirkman’s Image Comics series, doesn’t feel like it came from a one-dimensional medium, argues comicbook author and “Batman: The Animated Series” alum Joe Lansdale — at least not in the stereotypical sense. »
- Whitney Friedlander
Every summer tells the same story: superheroes reign supreme at the global box office, with studios churning out sequel after reboot after prequel to capitalize on pop culture’s hottest trend. This year’s undisputed champion is Marvel’s “Guardians of the Galaxy,” which has raked in over $300 million domestically to date.
But while Marvel continues to dominate the big screen, rival publisher DC Comics is poised for a small screen coup. This fall, DC and Warner Bros. Television have three hotly anticipated comicbook properties slated to hit the air: the CW’s “Arrow” spinoff “The Flash”; NBC’s darker “Constantine” and Fox’s Batman prequel series “Gotham,” with CW procedural “iZombie” on deck for midseason. Looking ahead to next season, TNT is also nearing a pilot production order for “Titans,” a one-hour drama that will focus on DC’s younger heroes, while Fox just gave a put pilot production »
- Laura Prudom and Whitney Friedlander
In the latest Fmtv’s Movie Newsgasm, Owen Rhys has a look at the latest Star Wars: Episode VII set picture, the design of Batman v. Superman: Dawn of Justice’s new Batmobile, the latest Benedict Cumberbatch casting rumour and much, much more! Check out the video below…
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Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice is set for release on May 6th 2016, with Zack Snyder directing a cast that includes returning Man of Steel stars Henry Cavill (Superman), Amy Adams (Lois Lane), Diane Lane (Martha Kent) and Laurence Fishburne (Perry White) alongside Ben Affleck (Argo) as Batman, Gal Gadot (Fast & Furious 6) as Wonder Woman, Jason Momoa (Game of Thrones) as Aquaman, Ray Fisher as Cyborg, Jesse Eisenberg »
- Oliver Davis
From action figures and games to books and comics, we take a look at a few geeky antiques from the past decades...
In August, eBay revealed that a near-mint copy of Action Comics issue one - famously, the first time Superman made an appearance in print - had sold for an eye-watering $3.2m. One of only 50 copies said to still exist, the comic’s sale price is reportedly the highest yet - it far outstrips the $2.16m another copy sold for in 2011.
Now, it’s extremely unlikely that any of us are going to find our own copy of Action Comics issue one in our loft or in a box in the back of the cupboard, but given that most geeks usually collect one kind of object or another - whether it be comics, games, toys, posters or other treasured items - there’s still a possibility that one or »
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