Comic Books

  • John Romita Jr. Goes To DC To Help Relaunch Superman With Geoff Johns

    Posted Thursday, February 6th, 2014 05:35 pm GMT -5

    DC just lost Batman editor Mike Marts to Marvel, but they’ve scored a major win to counterbalance that!  Famed artist John Romita Jr., who has worked for decades drawing for Marvel, is headed to DC and will be helping to revamp the most iconic hero in comics, Superman.  This summer, the famed illustrator will join Geoff Johns […]

  • ‘The Flash’ Pilot Has Cast Candice Patton As Iris West

    Posted Thursday, February 6th, 2014 12:00 pm GMT -5

    ‘The Game’ star Candice Patton is moving to Central City.  She’s just been cast as Iris West in The CW’s pilot ‘The Flash‘.  Barry Allen, the comic book character who eventually becomes The Flash debuted on the network’s hit action series ‘Arrow’ portrayed by Grant Gustin.  The Allen character was intended to test the waters […]

  • New Japanese ‘X-Men: Days of Future Past’ TV Ad Showcases New Footage

    Posted Thursday, February 6th, 2014 11:00 am GMT -5

    ‘X-Men: Days of Future Past’ is still several months off, but it’s never too early to start drumming up awareness for the new movie, which will build a bridge between the original X-Men movies as well as the two Wolverine flicks that followed them and ‘X-Men: First Class’, the most recent team movie. Unfortunately we’re […]

  • Future DC Animated Movies Will Exist In The Same Continuity As ‘Justice League: War’

    Posted Thursday, February 6th, 2014 10:00 am GMT -5

    DC has been releasing original animated movies on DVD and Blu-Ray for years now.  Some, like ‘Teen Titans: Trouble In Tokyo’ tied into existing continuities.  Others stood alone and some adapted actual comic book storylines, such as ‘Batman: Year One‘ just to name one of many.  However most of those could be said to exist […]

  • Broadway Actor Carlos Valdes Will Be Shaking Things Up On ‘The Flash’ As Vibe

    Posted Thursday, February 6th, 2014 09:00 am GMT -5

    Actor Carlos Valdes (‘Once’) is the latest addition to ‘The Flash‘ the super hero spin-off from The CW’s ‘Arrow‘.  Valdes plays the role of Francisco “Cisco” Ramon, a character that is described as a “mechanical engineering genius and the youngest member of the team of scientists at STAR Labs.  Born into a lower-income family, Cisco’s brains […]

  • Bryan Singer Discusses A Different Approach For ‘Superman Returns’ And His Sequel Plans

    Posted Wednesday, February 5th, 2014 08:00 pm GMT -5

    Director Bryan Singer walked away from the ‘X-Men’ franchise in order to direct ‘Superman Returns‘ the 2006 attempt to relaunch the Superman movie franchise.  Singer’s approach?  Ignore ‘Superman III’ and ‘IV’, but acknowledge the first two and carry on from there.  Unfortunately, the movie came across as too derivative especially of ‘Superman II’.  The movie […]

  • Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson Instagrams A Green Lantern-Hinting Message

    Posted Wednesday, February 5th, 2014 11:00 am GMT -5

    Last month, Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson tweeted that he’d met with Warner Brothers and was preparing to play a super hero in one of their live action movies.  Among other speculated names thrown out was Green Lantern, the John Stewart version. Then, yesterday he posted a message on Instagram that… might confirm that to be correct: […]

  • Birds Of Prey and Suicide Squad Officially Confirmed For ‘Arrow’

    Posted Wednesday, February 5th, 2014 10:00 am GMT -5

    Fans have been speculating, but it has now been officially been confirmed  that both the Birds of Prey and Suicide Squad will make appearances this season on the hit CW series ‘Arrow’.  Amanda Waller (Cynthia Addai-Robinson) popped up in last week’s episode offering Bronze Tiger the opportunity to work off part of his sentence by […]

  • What’s On Comic Book Stands – February 5th

    Posted Tuesday, February 4th, 2014 01:21 pm GMT -5

    Here is the list of new comics, trade paperbacks and more shipping on 2/5/2014. As always, check with your retailer for availability, as not all releases may be on sale in all areas at the same time. Here is what’s on my pull-list this week. ‘The Star Wars’ #5 rages on! Remember the scene in ‘Star […]

  • HUGE SOILERS/Reveal About ‘Captain America: The Winter Soldier’ Post-Credit Scene Plus New Still Photos

    Posted Monday, February 3rd, 2014 06:00 pm GMT -5

    I’m going to bury the lead on this one and start off with the less spoiler-y new images from ‘Captain America: The Winter Soldier’ which give good views of The Falcon (Anthony Mackie), The Winter Soldier (Sebastian Stan) and Maria Hill (Cobie Smulders), as well as Cap (Chris Evans) and Black Widow (Scarlett Johannson). You […]

  • DC’s ‘Batman’ Editor Mike Marts Defects To Marvel

    Posted Monday, February 3rd, 2014 05:00 pm GMT -5

    Mike Marts has become the latest DC creator to switch over to rival Marvel.  Marts has served as the editor of the ‘Batman’ line of comics for the past seven years.  His move apparently has to do with last year’s announcement that DC was completely transferring to the West Coast and expected its executives to […]

  • Watch A Ten-Minute Preview For ‘Son Of Batman’

    Posted Monday, February 3rd, 2014 04:00 pm GMT -5

    Though an official release date hasn’t been set yet, the next DC animated movie after ‘Justice League: War‘ will be ‘Son of Batman’, marking the animated debut of Damian Wayne, the fourth (?) Robin, created by Grant Morrison as the love child of Bruce Wayne and Talia al-Ghul.  What differentiates this Robin from the previous […]

  • If You Quit Watching ‘Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.’, Clark Gregg (AKA Agent Coulson) Thinks You’re A Loser

    Posted Monday, February 3rd, 2014 12:00 pm GMT -5

    Marvel and ABC’s ‘Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.’ debuted huge at the start of this season (the highest rated drama debut in four years), thanks to its connection to massive hits like ‘Iron Man 3‘ and of course ‘The Avengers‘.  However, in its second week, 30% of that initial audience tuned out and the show has continued […]

  • Mark Millar Explains The Inspiration And Some Of The Connections Of His Millarworld Universe

    Posted Sunday, February 2nd, 2014 10:00 pm GMT -5

    Mark Millar (‘Kick-Ass 2‘,’Nemesis‘) has started to share the details on his developing Millarworld Universe and some of his planning was taken directly out of the Marvel playbook. His plan? To make a set of interconnected comic book series that will be running and developed over the next few years – which is pretty much […]

  • The Producers Of ‘The Walking Dead’ Are Bringing ‘Sheltered’ To The Big Screen

    Posted Sunday, February 2nd, 2014 07:30 pm GMT -5

    This could be my favorite piece of news from the week. ‘Sheltered’ from Image Comics is getting adapted from comic to the big screen. I know comic and graphic novels conversions are possibly being overdone but I think this one was made for it! For those who aren’t familiar with ‘Sheltered’ I raved about the […]