Trank and Kinberg Talk About The Fantastic Four Teaser

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  Of all the mainstream comic book adaptations that are coming out in the next couple of years, the one that risen the ire of comic book fans the most is the Fantastic Four reboot.  The thing is, up until now very little actual information has come out of the production.   Well now fans are able to get their first look at the film, well about ninety seconds of it, anyway, as 20th Century … Continue reading

Marvel Scores David Tennant For Netflix Series A/K/A Jessica Jones

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News came today from Marvel and Netflix that Doctor Who star David Tennant will join the cast of Marvel’s A/K/A Jessica Jones as villain Zebediah Kilgrave.  The down to earth super hero series, starring Krysten Ritter as the titular heroine will première on Netflix in 2015. After a tragic ending to her short-lived super hero stint, Jessica Jones is rebuilding her personal life and career as a detective who gets pulled into cases involving people … Continue reading

New Faces in Familiar Roles for X-Men: Apocalypse

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  Producer/Director Bryan Singer introduced the world to three actors joining the cast of X-Men: Apocalypse, all three will be playing characters introduced in Singer’s original X-Men film in 2000, and appeared in the next two sequels.   Meet our new and brilliant young mutants: @Alexshipppp as #Storm @SophieT as #JeanGrey and @TyeSheridan as #Cyclops. #XmenApocalypse — Bryan Singer (@BryanSinger) January 23, 2015   Alexandra Shipp will play Ororo “Storm” Munroe, originally played Halle Berry.  … Continue reading

CBS Finds Their Girl.

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And she is Super. Warner Brothers has cast Glee actress Melissa Benoist as the Maid of Might, Supergirl.  The latest DC character to held to the small screen received a series commitment from CBS, which doesn’t guarantee it a series pick up up, but shows the Tiffany Network is strongly interested in the show.  Supergirl will tell the story of Kara Zor-el, the cousin of Kal-el, who is better known as Superman.  The show will … Continue reading

Secret Wars: The End the Marvel Universe

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All good things… right? Comic book fandom received the news today that the Marvel Universe, which was introduced in 1961, would be coming to an end and along with Marvel’s Ultimate Universe.  Both Universe will reach their demise this spring in the upcoming Marvel event Secret Wars. On hand to make the announcement from Midtown Comics’ downtown location were Marvel Editor-in-Chief Axel Alonso, with Senior Vice President of Publishing and Executive Editor Tom Brevoort.  The … Continue reading

Timewalking with Fred Van Lente and Clayton Henry

Timewalking with Fred Van Lente and Clayton Henry

  2015 sees the critically acclaimed publish launch the next phase, aptly named Valiant Next.   The first new ongoing series Ivar, Timewalker arrives in stores this week, from creative team Fred Van Lente (writer) and Clayton Henry (artist). The series stars the third and oldest immortal Anni-Padda brother, Ivar. As the series title might suggest, he can also travel in time. I recently sat down with both Van Lente and Henry to talk about their … Continue reading

BBC/Netflix Deal Will Keep Doctor Who In Your Queue

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It’s okay Whovians,  you can relax. Popular internet streaming service Netflix will continue to stream the complete modern series of Doctor Who (at least up through the Matt Smith episodes) for the foreseeable future, according to Variety.com. No word yet when Peter Capaldi’s first season as the Doctor, the series’ eighth since returning in 2005, will begin streaming on the site.   Not only will Doctor Who (both the current, and collection of classic stories) … Continue reading

Comic Review – The Valiant #1 from Valiant Comics

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The Valiant #1 (of 4) Writer: Jeff Lemire & Matt Kindt Artist: Paolo Rivera Cover Artist: Paolo Rivera Alternative Covers by Jeff Lemire & Matt Kindt, and Francesco Francavilla Publisher: Valiant Comics A $3.99 comic, 32 pages, Rated T+ Valiant Prestige Format “A battle ten millennia in the making is about to begin…with an all-new, prestige format epic from New York Times best-selling writers Jeff Lemire (Green Arrow, Animal Man) & Matt Kindt (RAI, Mind MGMT) … Continue reading

The CW’s Flash Is Up To Some Old Tricks – Mark Hamill to Guest Star as the Trickster

Mark Hamill as the Trickster

  Just when you thought the CW hit series, The Flash, couldn’t get any cooler, this happens. The freshman superhero series announced today that Star Wars actor Mark Hamill will be appearing in an episode later this season.  He will be playing James Jesse, a/k/a the Trickster, a character he originally played back in 1990, on the previous Flash series. This time Hamill’s Trickster takes a new(-ish) slant on the character. The Trickster will be … Continue reading

Cosplay Is Not Killing Comics

Cosplay vs. Comic Artists

  As someone who has done comics retail for 6 years, I feel confident speaking on the subject of cosplay and comic conventions, and the recent trend of industry professionals and retailers complaining about cosplayers. Let these people dress up as the characters. A good number of them are fans of the character they dress up as, but some are ignorant, and I say let them. Let them come in not knowing and then let … Continue reading