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Zeb Larson chats with comic book artist Benjamin Dewey about Autumnlands: Tooth & Claw…
Zeb Larson: How did you first become involved with this project?
Benjamin Dewey: I became involved with Autumnlands: Tooth & Claw after receiving a phone call from Kurt asking if I’d like to do a series with him for Image comics that came from our shared love of Kamandi and big fantasy stories. It was a great call to get!
Zl: Describe your working process with Kurt on this comic.
Bd: Typically, Kurt sends me scripts and I do a first pass of thumbnail break-downs. Once those are done we either get together to talk them over or do a conference call to make sure we’re on the same page with the storytelling part. He may give me plot-related reasons why a vertical panel doesn’t work or have ideas about why a particular layout »
- Zeb Larson
Fantastic Four: Rise of the Silver Surfer and Hellboy actor Doug Jones has confirmed via Twitter (see below) that his Arrow villain Deathbolt will be making an appearance in the season one finale of The Flash. We obviously haven't met him yet or seen what he's capable of, so time will tell whether or not this is something to get excited about. However, Jones' Tweet also confirmed that the episode will be titled "Rogue Air", a name which perhaps has a lot more in common with a certain supervillain team than it does the Reverse-Flash. "We’re going to do something with all the Rogues. I can’t promise it’s going to be this season," showrunner Andrew Kreisberg recently told TV Line. "We know that if the original [1990s] Flash series had gotten a second season, both John [Wesley Shipp] and Mark [Hamill] have told us that the first episode was going to »
In Shops This Week:
The Fly: Outbreak #1
Writer: Brandon Seifert
Publisher: Idw Entertainment
Description: Years ago, a scientist had a horrific accident when he tried to use his newly invented teleportation device and became a human/fly hybrid. Now his almost-human son continues to search for a cure for the mutated genes. But a breakthrough turns into a breakout, and anyone exposed risks turning into a monster as well…
Our Take: Writer Brandon Seifert did well with his Witch Doctor comic but his most recent title, The Harvester, hasn’t fared as well. I have to add that I read an interview with Seifert recently in which he admitted that he didn’t handle gore well. I’m definitely taken aback by this. The guy seems to be catering almost exclusively to the horror fandom, yet he hadn’t even seen Either of The Fly movies before working on this comic? »
- Chris Melkus
The trophy will be presented to del Toro at the San Francisco Film Festival’s awards night April 27 at the Armory. He will also be honored at “An Evening With Guillermo del Toro” on April 25 at the Castro Theatre with an interview, selection of clips, a sneak peek at upcoming projects and a screening of “The Devil’s Backbone.”
“Guillermo del Toro’s remarkable ability to shift between intimate political drama and blockbuster action is shared with only a very few select filmmakers at the top of the field,” said Noah Cowan, executive director of the society, in a statement. “This award is a tribute to his boundless imagination and to his deep understanding of cinema history. Del Toro is both a great teacher and a boisterous communicator of why »
- Dave McNary
His name is synonymous with Hellboy, but for five issues this spring Mike Mignola will be stepping away from Hellboy to visit with one of the greatest monsters in history: Frankenstein. In Frankenstein Underground, a five issue mini-series from Dark Horse, the monster finds himself at an ancient temple in Mexico and endears to make a friend before things go (inevitably) wrong. Mignola chatted with us about his version of the monster and its relationship to the original novel, as well as his general creative process when writing for artist Ben Stenbeck. Plus, we couldn’t resist asking about Hellboy In Hell, just a little. And beer.
Famous Monsters. Frankenstein Underground is a new spinoff from the Hellboy graphic novel House Of The Livind Dead. What do you think it is about Mary Shelley’s creation that has made people develop so many iterations of him? People are always writing and talking about him. »
- Holly Interlandi
This past weekend the King and Prince of horror, Stephen King and his son Joe Hill, were treated to a special preview screening of Guillermo Del Toro’s Crimson Peak. For the public at large, the movie is still many months away from release, but that hasn’t stopped Legendary from pushing out the marketing. In promotional materials it has been described as a “haunting gothic horror”, and by the looks of its first trailer (see above) that description is a perfect fit.
Now, thanks to the Tweets of the two best-selling genre authors we’ve a better sense of what lies ahead:
Remember that list I tweeted the other day, the 13 most beautiful horror films. Crimson Peak is the most beautiful of all.
— Joe Hill (@joe_hill) March 15, 2015
— Joe Hill »
- Gem Seddon
New Jersey detective, Nick Cassidy (Dolph Lundgren) heads to Bangkok where he teams up with Thai detective, Tony Vitayakui (Tony Jaa) to hunt down Viktor Dragovic (Ron Perlman) and destroy his human trafficking network. Nick had inadvertently killed Dragovic’s son in a sting operation on the New Jersey docks, and Dragovic responded by attempting to kill Nick and his family. Nick miraculously survived the brutal attack, but his wife and daughter were killed. With nothing but vengeance to live for, Nick and Tony traverse their way through the Bangkok underworld in search of the elusive Dragovic. Meanwhile, FBI Agent Eddie Reed (Michael Jai White) is sent in to bring Nick home. But as the crossfire ensues, Nick has to determine who his true allies are. »
- Gary Collinson
In Shops This Week:
Writer: Cullen Bunn
Artist: Brian Churilla
Publisher: Oni Press Inc
Description: There are thousands of Hells, each unique, each terrible. Mega-cities ruled by vicious gangs. Empires where the most perverse are well-respected. Wastelands roamed by prehistoric monstrosities. With the proper tools and know-how… you can infiltrate Hell whether you’re dead or not. With the proper tools and know-how, you can break out. Project Kerberos has developed this forbidden technology, and a special forces extraction team is dispatched to rescue lost souls from the infernal realm.
Our Take: Cullen Bunn is the very definition of prolific. He writes tons of comics on a monthly basis, with any publisher who’ll have him, in nearly every genre imaginable. But he does seem to favor a mix of horror and action more than anything, which is Hellbreak‘s formula as well. That said, it’s also »
- Chris Melkus
Welcome to another horror round-up! This time around, we have the first trailer for the short horror comedy film, The Body, starring Alfie Allen (Game of Thrones, John Wick), an excerpt from Valancourt Books' special re-release of Michael McDowell's souther horror novel, Cold Moon Over Babylon (which is now being adapted for the big screen), and details on who will play the titular role for Fox and Warner Bros. TV's Lucifer pilot (based on the character from Neil Gaiman's The Sandman comic book series and its spin-off series, Lucifer).
The Body: "The Body is the story of a contract killer using the cover of Halloween to dispose of his latest victim. As he attempts to drag the dead man's body across London, his gear and body bag get mistaken for a costume, and he is talked into a attending a local Halloween party with a group of revellers. »
- Derek Anderson
After a long, hard day spent fighting hellhounds, duking it out with trolls, and evading lethal tooth fairies for the B.P.R.D. (Bureau for Paranormal Research and Defense), Hellboy just wants to kick back and drain a beer or two. Or ten (he's a big guy). With this year marking the 21st birthday for Mike Mignola's iconic comic book character, Dark Horse has teamed up with Rogue Ales to create a limited edition Hellboy beer, the Right Hand of Doom red ale:
*Updated* The Right Hand of Doom beer is now sold out. You can still take a look at the special red ale below.
Press Release - "Portland, Or, February 18, 2015—To celebrate the 21st anniversary of Mike Mignola's legendary Hellboy character, Dark Horse Comics and Rogue Ales have collaborated to create the Right Hand Of Doom, a limited edition beer that will be available online beginning February 22, 2015 at www. »
- Derek Anderson
In this edition of The Week in Spandex, we look at Aquaman, Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, Suicide Squad, Wonder Woman, Gotham, Lucifer, Constantine, The Flash, Arrow, Supergirl, Avengers: Age of Ultron, Captain America: Civil War, Spider-Man, Captain Marvel, Daredevil, A.K.A. Jessica Jones, Agent Carter, Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., Guardians of the Galaxy, Avengers Assemble, Deadpool, X-Men: Apocalypse, X-Men: Days of Future Past, The Fantastic Four, Powers and more…
After a big couple of weeks of Marvel news, DC fans got something to smile about this week as Zack Snyder delivered our first look at Jason Momoa as Aquaman in next year’s DC ensemble Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice (and of course the subsequent Justice League and 2018 solo movies). The promotional image came with the caption “Unite the Seven”, so could that mean we can look forward to another six promo shots of the rest of the Justice League? »
- Gary Collinson
Uncle Slavko's All-American Family Lodge is a friendly vacation destination... until toxic waste infects the workers dressed as Bigfoot. Creature horror gets a twist in Matt Jackson's Love In The Time Of Monsters, a new film starring Doug Jones and Kane Hodder that's now available on DVD and VOD. We have an exclusive clip from the horror-comedy in which Hodder wears a monstrous costume that's more animalistic than his signature hockey mask.
Synopsis: "Love In The Time Of Monsters will take you on a horrifying, hilarious trip through the backwoods of the Pacific Northwest, as two sisters battle murderous, toxic-waste ravaged monsters to save the ones they love.
As children, Marla (Gena Shaw) and Carla (Marissa Skell) lost their father in a horrific accident at a roadside attraction. Fifteen years later, the girls find themselves in a similarly lethal tourist trap after Carla’s fiancé Johnny and the other »
- Derek Anderson
Oliver Queen is about to face his first bona fide metahuman villain in the shape of Doug Jones’ Deathbolt…
It was only a matter of time, we suppose, until the superpowered metahuman mayhem of The Flash started seeping into Arrow. Central City and Starling aren’t that far apart, after all. Although some would argue there was something a little super about Arrow’s version of Solomon Grundy in season 2, the show’s first iron-clad metahuman baddie will come in the shape of Doug Jones’ Deathbolt.
Deathbolt is the supervillain persona of Jake Simmons, who has been knocking about the comic book universe since 1983. Now, he’s been mildly reimagined as a metahuman with ‘the ability to harness and weaponize plasma energy.’ He will pop up soon in season 3 episode 19, titled Broken Arrow.
Although it’s not confirmed that the Central City particle accelerator explosion will be the cause of Deathbolt’s powers, »
Hello again, dear readers. I hope you all had a good Valentine’s Day weekend, and that a lot of you got out to see Kingsman: The Secret Service, which is totally awesome. This coming Sunday also brings us the 87th Academy Awards, during which I’ll be both hoping Michael Keaton wins Best Actor for Birdman, and cursing the Academy for not giving a Best Animated Feature nomination to The Lego Movie. But in this meantime, this week’s installment of Trailer Trashin’ is our first look at one of my most anticipated films of the fall, Guillermo del Toro’s Crimson Peak.
Premise: In the aftermath of a family tragedy, a young author is torn between the love for her childhood friend and the temptation of a mysterious outsider. Trying to escape the ghosts of her past, she is swept away to a house that breathes, bleeds…and remembers. »
- Timothy Monforton
Super-powered individuals may run rampant on the streets of Central City each week on The Flash, but Arrow exists in a more realistic, “grounded” corner of the DC TV universe. That may soon change, however, as IGN has learned that Oliver Queen will soon go up against his very first metahuman.
Doug Jones – perhaps known best for playing Hellboy‘s right-hand man and fellow demon fighter Abe Sapien – has joined the series as DC Comics supervillain Deathbolt. The character is the alter ego of Jake Simmons, who was first introduced in 1983 and has the power to manipulate electricity. On Arrow, he’ll be a metahuman with the ability to harness and weaponize plasma energy.
Oliver has faced off with super serum-enhanced individuals like Deathstroke and Cyrus Gold (the man who becomes Solomon Grundy) in the past, and even engaged in some fisticuffs with Barry Allen earlier this season, but this »
- James Garcia
It looks like Oliver Queen’s skills are going to be put to the test by his first super-powered villain this season, with IGN reporting that Doug Jones is set to appear in Arrow as Jake Simmons, a.k.a. Deathbolt.
Making his debut in 1983 in All-Star Squadron #21, Deathbolt was the result of an experiment by the Ultra-Humanite, which left him with several metahuman abilities, including the power to absorb and manipulate electricity.
Jones has previously comic book experience, having played Abe Sapien in Guillermo del Toro’s Hellboy movies, as well as the Silver Surfer in Fantastic 4: Rise of the Silver Surfer. He also appeared as ‘Thin Clown’ in 1992’s Batman Returns.
- Gary Collinson
The CW's hit series Arrow is bringing in yet another DC Comics villain, with actor Doug Jones (Hellboy) signing on to play Deathbolt in the 19th episode of Season 3, entitled "Broken Arrow". No details were given about how Deathbolt first comes to Starling City.
Jake Simmons, a.k.a. Deathbolt, was created in 1983 by Roy Thomas and Jerry Ordway. first appearing in All-Star Squadron #21. This powerful villain has the ability to manipulate electricity, and was also given the nickname "The Human Battery" in the comics. His addition to Arrow is rather important, since he will be the first "metahuman" to appear in Starling City, aside from The Flash crossover episode. It isn't known if Simmons got his powers during the S.T.A.R. Labs explosion in Central City that gave Barry Allen (Grant Gustin) and several others their powers on The Flash, or if another cause for his powers will be given. »
Jones' appearance will come in the current third season's nineteenth episode and will be entitled "Broken Arrow". In the show, the character will "be a metahuman with the ability to harness and weaponize plasma energy."
Meanwhile a new clip from tonight's episode has gone online and showcases the return of last year's key villain Deathstroke (Manu Bennett).
- Garth Franklin
Though Barry Allen (Grant Gustin) has appeared on Arrow, the titular Emerald Archer has yet to face off against an actual SUPERvillain over the course of the show's run. Well, that will change in the upcoming nineteenth episode (titled "Broken Arrow") when he takes on Deathbolt. This character -- real name is Jake Simmons -- was first introduced in All-Star Squadron #21 back in 1983, and had the power to manipulate electricity. According to IGN, in Arrow Simmons will "be a metahuman with the ability to harness and weaponize plasma energy." Deathbolt will be played by Doug Jones, who should be well known around these parts as a frequent collaborator of Guillermo del Toro's, on projects such as Hellboy, Pan's Labyrinth and The Strain. He also starred in Fantastic Four: Rise Of The Silver Surfer as the cosmic Marvel hero of the title. »
[Press Release] Portland, Or, February 18, 2015—To celebrate the 21st anniversary of Mike Mignola's legendary Hellboy character, Dark Horse Comics and Rogue Ales have collaborated to create the Right Hand Of Doom, a limited edition beer that will be available online beginning February 22, 2015 at www.rogue.com. “When Dark Horse Comics published the first Hellboy story 21 years ago, I never thought there’d be a Hellboy beer,” said Mignola. “But I really can’t imagine a better time for Rogue to introduce the Right Hand of Doom beer. If Hellboy was real I guess he’d finally be able to buy me a beer.” “Hellboy has appeared in graphic novels and comic books, prose novels, two animated features, two live action films, toy lines and all manner of merchandise,,” said Mike Richardson, President »
- Pietro Filipponi
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