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

Star Wars: The Teaser Awakens…

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  The seven year old inside of me just punched the air in triumph…   The Star Wars: The Force Awakens teaser trailer debuts today, in a handful of theatres around the country, and lucky for the rest of us, on the internet (via the Star Wars Youtube page, among other places.)  But to save you the trouble of hunting for it, we went and put it right here.     Few films defined my … Continue reading

DC Convergence On The Horizon

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  DC Comics is counting down to a crisis again, with a Convergence on the horizon. Convergence, 2015’s event for the nation’s oldest comics publisher will drawn upon the company’s almost 80 year history, while forging a new future for the world’s greatest superheroes.  Beginning in Convergence #0 on April 1, the story spins out two of DC’s current weekly series,  The New 52: Futures End and Earth 2: World’s End.  For 9 weeks the … Continue reading

Avengers: Age of Ultron – First Look!

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  Marvel had planned to début the first trailer for the Avengers: Age of Ultron during last night’s Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., but of course the internet happened, and we all got to see that a little earlier than they planned. Marvel wisely decided to put a better quality version of the trailer on their youtube page, and in doing so, set a record, notching over 34 million views in the first 24 hours (and … Continue reading

Future Imperfect – Marvel Keeps Going Forward By Looking Back

Art by Dale K

  2015 is looking to be quite the event for Marvel Comics. Quite a few events actually, many of which call back on some of Marvel’s most successful storylines over the past 30 years, going back to the original comic event, Secret Wars.  In fact, the first announcement they made was for a new Secret Wars. The latest was announced today by Marvel. Based on the classic two-part Hulk story Future Imperfect, by Peter David … Continue reading

#MarvelEvent! The Complete Phase Three Announcement!

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After losing a bit of momentum to the Distinguished Competition recent scheduling announcement, Marvel Films put on a show as Kevin Feige took the stage at the El Capitan Theatre in Los Angeles to show their rivals how fans deserve to find out about their upcoming projects, collectively known as Phase Three.  Feige’s thinking is that they should have fun with this sort of announcement, fans not stockholders need to be on the front line. … Continue reading

Will Benedict Cumberbatch be Marvel’s Sorcerer Supreme?

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  Deadline has reported that Marvel wants Sherlock star Benedict Cumberbatch for the role the Sorcerer Supreme, Doctor Strange in their cinematic universe. That doesn’t mean that the Star Trek Into Darkness actor will be playing the part, though.  The Hollywood news site’s sources only said that Marvel wants him, and that negotiations will begin between the studio and the actor soon.   While Cumberbatch would be a fine choice to play the one time surgeon turned magical … Continue reading

Sitting Down With Constantine

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  At this year’s New York Comic Con, I got a chance to sit down with John Constantine. That is, I sat with the actor who be playing him this fall on TV.  The show premieres on Friday October 24, but I got to see an advance screening of the series’ pilot the first night of Comic Con.  At the show’s press roundtable, Matt Ryan the star of NBC’s new comic book series, Constantine, as … Continue reading