A Hellblazer Comes to Star City – Matt Ryan to Appear on Arrow.

Matt Ryan will get another crack to play John Constantine, the Hellblazer, joining the CW’s DC Universe this fall on an episode of Arrow.   It was announced today at the Television Critics Association. “It’s a great one-shot episode,” said network President Mark Pedowitz at the CW’s presentation. Constantine ran for 13 episodes on NBC last season, but it was not picked up for a second season by the network, and was then shopped around, but it never found a home.   Stephen Amell offered to make an appearance on the cancelled series if it got a second season, but now it looks like … Continue reading

Why FOX Adapting Lucifer Is the Worst Idea

Fox wants to turn Lucifer into a police procedural, where the reluctant King of Hell will help the LAPD solve crimes. Is this for an audience of comic-loving, cop procedural television fans? Police procedurals have become a cliché television trope. They are popular, but many border on banality.  The comic series covers everything from existentialism to finding your true face to finally breaking free of the bonds of God’s plan. It is about a fallen angel seeking to bring free will to all, while running a nightclub in LA., and breaking free of the bond’s of God’s creation. Lucifer is … Continue reading

Sitting Down With Constantine

  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 well his co-star, Angélica Celaya, (Zed Martin) and series Executive Producer, David S. Goyer, all spent time with the press to talk about the new … Continue reading

NYCC 2014 – Day Three – Interviews, Cosplay, and Contests

The Third Day of Comic Con, Saturday… Total Fan-demonium. Today I got to speak with Fred Van Lente and Clayton Henry, where we got to talk about their upcoming Ivar, Timewalker from Valiant Comics, as well as Archer & Armstrong, The Delinquents and some other fun stuff (Look for that interview soon). I also sat down with the magic man himself, Matt Ryan, as well as Angélica Celaya (Zed) and Executive Producer, David S. Goyer, where we talked about the newest DC TV series, Constantine, which debuts on Friday October 24th, at 10pm on NBC. The highlight of the day … Continue reading

NYCC 2014 – Day One – Welcome to New York Comic Con

October in New York, my favorite time of year in my favorite place in the world.   The air is crisp, the leaves in Central Park are just starting to change.   The Yankees are in the Post-…   what?  They didn’t make the playoffs? Well that’s ok, because there is still New York Comic Con going on this year! Ah, The Jacob Javits Center,   you will never find a greater hive of scum and villainy…   and geeks. The first day of NYCC is usually the most sparsely attended, and if today was any indication, it’s going to be a busy weekend on … Continue reading