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Set to hit the shelves on May 3rd 2014, DC Entertainment has announced that the first edition of their new series The New 52: Future’s End will be released to coincide with Free Comic Book Day. The weekly publication will start with a special #0 edition, to be followed by a regular #1 edition later in the month.
It’s been less than 3 years since DC rebooted its superhero universe as the New 52, but the publishers clearly think it’s time that the history and the future of the Universe are explored. According to DC Entertainment’s press release, Future’s End will be set five years into the future of the current universe but will span multiple time periods and also focus on the past and present. The title is packed with creative writing talent with Jeff Lemire, Keith Giffen, Dan Jurgens and Brian Azzarello all contributing, and in true DC »
- Phil Wheat
DC Comics is often brought under scrutiny by fans who feel the company does anything it can to sell more books. Coming from the viewpoint of both a business person and comic book fan, I can wholeheartedly understand their difficult position. It's their job to deliver, on a monthly basis, challenging and somewhat unique concepts and storylines which will keep people thumbing through the pages of the latest issues featuring their favorite super heroes. DC has successfully done it again with Justice League 3000.
Justice League 3000 Issue #1 takes us into the distant future where the galaxy and, more specifically, Earth lies in the aftermath of some cataclysmic disaster. A duo called the Wonder Twins has been sanctioned by Cadmus to re-create a new Justice League from the DNA they've kept throughout the decades. Contemporary, yet flawed, versions of Batman, Superman, Wonder Woman, the Flash, and Green Lantern are generated to do »
- email@example.com (Eric Shirey)
In case you missed it, Marvel’s Iron Man & Hulk: Heroes United was released last week and we’ve got one giveaway package of the Blu-ray Combo Pack along with an exclusive Iron Man MiniMate courtesy of our friends at Shout! Factory.
In order to win, tell us who would win a fight — Iron Man or the Hulk — and why. Your entries have to be received by 11:59 p.m., Saturday, December 14. Open only to readers in the United States and Canada. The judgment of ComicMix‘s judges will be final.
Marvel makes history again with one of the greatest Heroic team ups in the universe. Hulk’s brute strength and Tony Stark’s high-tech intellect come together to create a powerful duo necessary to face off against one of the most dangerous enemies.
When “Zzzax,” a seemingly invincible, energy devouring monster threatens to destroy the planet, these two »
- Robert Greenberger
A little over a decade ago, writers Paul Dini ("Batman: The Brave and the Bold") and Alan Burnett ("Green Lantern: First Flight") were hired by Warner Bros. to write a screenplay for a live-action film adaptation of the popular animated series, Batman Beyond. Warner Bros. even hired the Remember the Titans director, Boaz Yakin, to co-write and direct. A year later, WB would put the project on hold, going in a different direction. Dini discusses that project with Kevin Smith, and his pitch for a Ra's al Ghul-oriented Batman film that was never made. Terry McGinnis was just an ordinary teenager.... until his father was mysteriously murdered. Suspecting foul play at his father's company Wayne/Powers Corporation, Terry meets Bruce Wayne and learns a secret identity hidden for decades. Now too old to battle injustice, Wayne refuses to help. So Terry does what any brash young kid would »
One of the biggest line-wide shakeups in DC’s history, the New 52, launched just over 2 years ago in September 2011 but this week DC’s Chief Creative Officer, Geoff Johns, in an interview with Newsarama, talked about another line-wide shake-up coming in April next year.
DC’s current major Event storyline, Forever Evil, sees the heroes of the Dcu defeated by evil opposites from Earth 3 calling themselves the Crime Syndicate. A small group of Dcu villains who oppose the Syndicate’s rule are beginning the fight back – at the forefront, none other than Lex Luthor. It looks like in the same way the mini-series Flashpoint (also scripted by Johns) led into the New 52, Forever Evil could be the lead-in for New 52 Phase 2.
In this series we have a lot of big surprises, big changes, and come April the DC Universe will be a very different place leading into and »
- Noel Thorne
Welcome to Screen Rant’s “Geek Picks,” where we collect the finest movie-related geekery from around the Web. Today you’ll find everything wrong with Pacific Rim in 9 minutes or less; an honest trailer for Man Of Steel; what you missed by not playing Assassin’S Creed 3; and astronaut Chris Hadfield on Sandra Bullock’s Gravity Underwear. All that and more on this edition of Sr’s Geek Picks!
To kick things off today, Cracked has 25 Behind the Scenes Movie Photos You Can’t Un-See.
If you have any Geek Picks of your own, please send them to srgeekpicks(at)gmail(dot)com and you could be featured in a future post!
Honest Trailers - Man of Steel
Superman is the hero that every kid looked up to, until Man of Steel made him into a mopey violent a-hole. But hey, at least “he’s kinda hot!”
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- Justin Vactor
Among my peers, I am the Batman fan. A lot of the time, however, I am also the only Batman fan (or comic book fan in general). So taking things to the Internet instead of driving my friends crazy allows for great discussions to occur with other Gothamites – though, unfortunately, there’s no escaping the venomous conversations there, either. Batman fans can quickly become mama bear if and/or when their perceived notion of Batman is challenged. Take the casting of Ben Affleck as precedence, and how the news quickly rose to the top of the Twittersphere.
It doesn’t end with Ben Affleck, of course – there are lots of notions that Batman fans tend to get antsy about. Here are the top 10 most sensitive Batman-related arguments amongst Batman purists, many of which a lot of fans seem to have got totally and utterly wrong…
10. Batman Voice Acting
- Sven Adam Svantesson
With WB Games hopefully continuing their Batman winning streak with the upcoming Batman: Arkham Origins, they’ve turned to Mortal Kombat and Arkham City Lockdown developer Netherrealm Studios to develop a mobile tie-in game with Origins, albeit without any sort of subtitle to create maximum confusion! D’oh!
While Arkham City Lockdown had a surprisingly robust combat engine that was based off of swipes and taps, Arkham Origins recycles the controls from the recent Injustice mobile game, which offers a simplified experience that relies almost exclusively on taps: tap to punch, tap to activate special moves and buffs, etc. There is the occasional swipe involved, as landing a particularly hard hit will prompt you to swipe to land a haymaker or roundhouse kick, but it’s virtually all single-finger taps to land blows, or holding two fingers in place to block. It works very well, but it’s a far »
- Carl Lyon
We've got an awesome piece of Batman Beyond fan art for you check out today! This was created by artist James Zapata, who was inspired by the animated series that he grew up watching. This is such a cool design, and I love the tone. Oh, I wish Warner Bros. would turn this into a live action movie one day. »
- Joey Paur
Superman is arguably the most well known superhero on the planet, with his iconic ‘S’ symbol recognized around the world by billions of people. The character has already had a great year with the highly successful release of Man Of Steel starring Henry Cavill as the last son of krypton. To celebrate Superman’s 75th anniversary Warner Bros animation have produced a short two minute animated film chronicling the characters history and highlights from Zack Synder and Bruce Timm.
Bruce Timm is the man who crafted the animated short alongside Man Of Steel director Zack Snyder, which references everything from Superman legend Christopher Reeve to the characters fatal battle with doomsday in ‘The Death of Superman’. Bruce Timm is well known to fans for creating some of the most beloved DC Comics animated adaptations of all time, such as Batman: The Animated Series, Superman: The Animated Series, Batman Beyond and Justice League: Unlimited. »
- Ben Read
NetherRealm Studios, the team responsible for Injustice: Gods Among Us on mobile and the latest Mortal Kombat title, confirmed that there will be an iOS and Android version of Warner Bros.’ upcoming prequel, Batman: Arkham Origins. Pegged as a free-to-play brawler, the port is set to be released within the game’s October launch window for iOS, with an Android iteration slated for later in the year.
Here’s what Ed Boon, the studio’s creative director, had to say about the game
“We created an integrated gaming ecosystem between the Batman: Arkham Origins mobile and console games, which delivers rewards and unlocks that provide greater experiences for players. The mobile game goes hand-in-hand with what is offered on the other platforms.”
In keeping with the franchise’s core legacy, the mobile version of Batman: Arkham Origins will aim to capture the excellent hand-to-hand combat from the console game, as »
- Michael Briers
Our weekly round up of the latest stories from the world of screen superheroes, including Thor: The Dark World, Guardians of the Galaxy, The Avengers: Age of Ultron, Iron Man 3, Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., The Amazing Spider-Man 2, The Fantastic Four, Batman vs. Superman, Justice League: Mortal, Arrow, Wonder Woman, Batman Beyond, The Dark Knight Returns, Justice League: War, Hulk and the Agents of S.M.A.S.H., Ultimate Spider-Man and more...
With the New York Comic-Con taking place this weekend, we'll kick off a slightly early Week in Spandex with 2013's final superhero offering Thor: The Dark World. The Chris Hemsworth-headlined solo sequel is due to hit cinemas here in the UK in less than three weeks and Marvel Studios has continued to deliver a stream of promotional content from its second Phase Two feature, including a featurette centred around the fan favourite villain Loki (Tom Hiddleston »
- Gary Collinson
DC Animated Universe fans rejoice! Batman Beyond - the successor to the classic Batman: The Animated Series - is set to return to the small screen, with Bruce Timm and Darwyn Cooke set o produce a new DC Nation short to air on Cartoon Network in 2014 as part of Batman's 75th anniversary celebrations. According to a report over at The World's Finest, Cooke - who designed the opening titles for the original animated series - will take the design and storyboard lead on the short, although there's no word yet if this will be a standalone instalment or an ongoing series.
Batman Beyond - a.k.a. Batman of the Future - was created by produced by Batman: Tas' Bruce Timm, Paul Dino and Alan Burnett alongside Glen Murakami (Beware the Batman) and followed Terry McGinnis, a teenager who takes over the mantle of the Bat, with an »
- Gary Collinson
The fine folks over at The World's Finest have just learned that Bruce Timm and Darwyn Cooke are set to reunite and bring Batman Beyond back to the small screen. Unfortunately, it won't be returning as a series, but as a DC Nation short. There's no word yet if it's just a single episode or several, but you can expect it to air sometime in 2014 to coincide with Batman's 75th anniversary. Darwyn Cooke is taking the design and story board lead for the short. If his name sounds familiar to you, it's because he is the man who designed the memorable introduction for the TV series. His comic book DC: The New Frontier was also adapted for the incredible animated film Justice League: The New Frontier. Bruce Timm has recently stated that if he could revisit any of his old material in an animated film, he would choose Batman Beyond. »
Pick Of The Week -- Batman Beyond Universe #2Batman Beyond Universe is a printing of the latest issues of Batman Beyond 2.0 and Justice League Beyond 2.0 which are available on Comixology. These stories take place in the same universe as the popular television shows Justice League Unlimited and Batman Beyond. That being said, you shouldn’t have any trouble just jumping into these books despite them taking cues from older “Beyond” titles (such as Superman now being a firefighter and changing his name to Kal Kent.) but there should be no confusion. Anyway, this book is incredible. It features a combination of two different books from two different writers (the book-to-book transition can be really odd to someone who doesn’t know about the printing process) but authors Christos Gage and Kyle Higgins are absolutely killing it and bringing these characters we knew from our Saturday morning cartoons back to life. »
Arkham Asylum and Arkham City, two of the best superhero games of all time, are to be sold in a bundle that contains all the Dlc for both games.
The bundle will be available from September 23rd, giving time for those haven’t played the series yet to get a good appreciation of the quality before the release of Arkham Origins a little over a month from now (October 25th). It’s clearly an attempt by WB to milk the sales as much as possible, along with creating hype, but as they’re a business, it would be daft to look down on them for that.
In the bundle you’ll get the Goty Arkham Asylum with 3D capabilities and all four downloadable challenge maps: Scarecrow’s Nightmare, Totally Insane, Crime Alley, and Nocturnal Hunter. Some of these are free to download anyway, but it’s nice to get them all in one. »
- Charlie Oldfield
In July, when Zack Snyder announced that Batman would have a role in the Man of Steel sequel, the internet went ablaze with excitement and speculation. A major issue of speculation was casting; who would play Batman? After Adam West, Michael Keaton, Val Kilmer, George Clooney and Christian Bale each succeeded and/or failed at making the character their own, who would be the actor to bring the next wave of Batman films into an eventual Justice League franchise for Warner Brothers and DC?
When that question was finally answered, and Ben Affleck was cast as the Dark Knight, the internet imploded in ways that, well, in ways that wouldn’t implode to such degrees until Miley Cyrus touched herself on MTV one week later. So, yeah, the Batman casting news came and went from the headlines, but we comic’s writers at Sound On Sight decided to bring the debate back, »
- Tony Nunes
by Ryan Rigley
Not too long ago, it was rumored that Amanda Waller would be popping up in the second season of "Arrow" as the leader of the A.R.G.U.S. organization. Now, thanks to Super Hero Hype, we know that she will indeed be in "Arrow" season two as portrayed by actress Cynthia Addai-Robinson.
Addai-Robinson, best known for her role as Naevia on "Spartacus," is a terrific choice, guaranteed to bring a fresh, new perspective to Waller's blunt force and brutal military tactics. Yes, there's a whole lot about Amanda Waller that we here at Splash Page cannot wait to see unfold on "Arrow." After all, she's just about as deceitful as she is deadly. Click past the jump to learn more about Amanda Waller!
Nicknamed "The Wall," Amanda Waller is the survivor of a terrible tragedy in which her son, her daughter and her husband were all murdered. »
- Splash Page Team
Stop me if you’ve heard this one: a clown, a gorilla and an evil aunt walk into a comic…
The end of Scott Snyder’s Death of the Family earlier this year left the question of whether Joker was alive or dead (as if!) open ended, though we’ve not seen him since. Readers of Forever Evil #1 will notice Joker’s conspicuous absence from that series, but this is Villains’ Month so DC pretty much had to do a Joker comic because he is the best, most famous villain they have. So is this a continuation of Death of the Family? Do we find out what Joker’s up to during Forever Evil? No and no. This is a one-shot that has nothing to do with either storyline and takes place before Joker has his face removed in the New 52. Instead Joker #1 (or Batman #23.1) focuses on giving us the origin of Jackanapes, »
- Noel Thorne
So, after a month of intense speculation which saw virtually every actor in Hollywood linked to the role, we now know the identity of the next Batman, with last week's announcement that Ben Affleck has signed on to succeed Christian Bale under the cape and cowl sending sections of the Batman fan community into a fit of rage. Regardless of opinion on Affleck's casting, the fact that we now know that Warner Bros.' DC Cinematic Universe version of the Dark Knight will be an older Batman raises several questions, not just for the upcoming Man of Steel sequel, but also the solo films that will surely follow...
What Does It Mean For Batman's Rogues Gallery?
In each of the previous instalments in Warner's Batman movie franchise, we've »
- Flickering Myth
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