Comic Book Therapy http://www.comicbooktherapy.com News, reviews and happenings in the Comic Book World. Get your Daily Comic Book Therapy Today Thu, 03 Jul 2014 06:03:57 +0000 en-US hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=3.9.1 WARNER BROS. TELEVISION ANNOUNCES COMIC-CON LINE-UP http://www.comicbooktherapy.com/warner-bros-television-announces-comic-con-line-up-273964 http://www.comicbooktherapy.com/warner-bros-television-announces-comic-con-line-up-273964#comments Wed, 02 Jul 2014 21:14:31 +0000 http://www.comicbooktherapy.com/?p=273964 Warner Bros. Will be at full throttle at San Diego Comic Con this year. There will be a lot of announcements , a sneak peek to upcoming shows and more surprises. Read all the details below. PRESS RELEASE: WARNER BROS. TELEVISION GROUP AMPS UP THE ACTION AT COMIC-CON® 2014 WITH SUPER HEROES, SUPER-VILLAINS, SCIENTISTS, VAMPIRES, […]

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Warner Bros. Will be at full throttle at San Diego Comic Con this year. There will be a lot of announcements , a sneak peek to upcoming shows and more surprises. Read all the details below.

PRESS RELEASE:

WARNER BROS. TELEVISION GROUP AMPS UP THE ACTION AT
COMIC-CON® 2014 WITH SUPER HEROES, SUPER-VILLAINS,
SCIENTISTS, VAMPIRES, VIGILANTES AND A MASSIVE SATURDAY
NIGHT EVENT WITH DC ENTERTAINMENT.

Studio Brings 15 Series to Comic-Con from Top Producers Including Greg Berlanti,
Bruno Heller, Greg Plageman, Julie Plec, Rob Thomas & Diane Ruggiero-Wright,
Kevin Williamson and Many More

In Addition to a First Ever Saturday Night WBTV/DC Entertainment Event, Fans
Won’t Want to Miss Panels and Signings with the Stars and Producers of Arrow,
The Big Bang Theory, Childrens Hospital, Constantine, The Flash, The Following,
Gotham, The 100, iZOMBIE, Mike Tyson Mysteries, The Originals, Person of Interest,
Supernatural, Teen Titans Go! and The Vampire Diaries.

It wouldn’t be summer without a sizzling, action-packed lineup from Warner Bros. Television Group at Comic-Con International: San Diego. The Studio returns to the world’s leading pop-culture convention in 2014 with 15 series, including 10 returning fan-favorite shows and five programs making their much-anticipated Comic-Con debut. Plus, for the first-time ever, Warner Bros. Television and DC Entertainment are joining forces for an epic special Saturday night event on July 26, as previously announced, featuring super heroes, Super-Villains, screenings and special appearances, including the world premiere of Gotham.

Participating in all the action are Comic-Con favorites and new additions including The Following’s Kevin Bacon; The Vampire Diaries’ Nina Dobrev, Paul Wesley and Ian Somerhalder; Supernatural’s Jared Padalecki, Jensen Ackles and Misha Collins; The Flash’s Grant Gustin (Arrow); Constantine’s Matt Ryan and Harold Perrineau (Lost); The Originals’ Joseph Morgan; Childrens Hospital’s Rob Corddry; Mike Tyson Mysteries’ Mike Tyson; and cast members from Gotham — to name just a few — who will join producers Greg Berlanti (Arrow, The Flash), Greg Plageman (Person of Interest), Julie Plec (The Vampire Diaries, The Originals), Jason Rothenberg (The 100), Rob Thomas & Diane Ruggiero-Wright (iZOMBIE, Veronica Mars), Kevin Williamson (The Following, The Vampire Diaries) and many more to deliver the ultimate experience for fans, with screenings, panel sessions, autograph signings and media appearances.

Warner Bros. Television and DC Entertainment have your Saturday night all taken care of with a three-hour special event on July 26 featuring the world premiere of Gotham (the only time Gotham will screen during Comic-Con), a screening of The Flash pilot, and footage from the much-anticipated Constantine pilot and from the upcoming third season of Arrow.

Comic-Con essentials Arrow, The Big Bang Theory, Childrens Hospital, The Following, The 100, The Originals, Person of Interest, Supernatural, Teen Titans Go! and The Vampire Diaries are all back in San Diego.

World-premiere screenings of complete pilot episodes of highly anticipated new WBTV series The Flash, Constantine and iZOMBIE on Preview Night, plus an advance look at a new episode of Teen Titans Go!

The Studio’s 2,400-square foot booth will once again be a must-visit destination on the convention floor

SPECIAL SNEAK PEEK PILOT SCREENINGS
WEDNESDAY, JULY 23

6:00 p.m. — It’s OK, you can peek — WBTV gets Comic-Con off to a dramatic start for the seventh year in a row by hosting a special sneak peek, world-premiere screening event on Preview Night, debuting some of the most hotly anticipated new series of the year. For 2014, WBTV will screen the complete pilot episodes of The Flash, Constantine and iZOMBIE. Additionally, Warner Bros. Animation will unveil a brand-new episode of Teen Titans Go! Ballroom 20

The Flash: From the Arrow creative team of executive producers Greg Berlanti and Andrew Kreisberg and director David Nutter, The Flash is a fast-paced super hero drama based upon the characters from DC Comics that follows the high-speed adventures of the Fastest Man Alive. With a pilot written by Berlanti, Kreisberg and DC Entertainment’s Chief Creative Officer Geoff Johns, the action drama follows police scientist and everyday guy Barry Allen (Grant Gustin), who, after an unexpected Particle Accelerator accident, is suddenly charged with the ability to move at incredible speeds, which he uses to help the people of Central City.

Constantine: Based upon the characters from DC Comics and executive produced by Daniel Cerone (Dexter) and David S. Goyer (Man of Steel, The Dark Knight films), Constantine reflects the lore of the fan-favorite comic, combining noirish storytelling with the evolving mythology of John Constantine (Matt Ryan), a morally challenged character who doesn’t come down on the side of either good or evil … but ultimately might be the only thing defending us against the dark forces from beyond.

iZOMBIE: Co-created and executive produced by Rob Thomas & Diane Ruggiero-Wright (Veronica Mars), along with executive producers Danielle Stokdyk and Dan Etheridge (also of Veronica Mars), Rose McIver (Masters of Sex, Once Upon a Time) stars as Olivia “Liv” Moore, a 25-year-old medical resident on the fast track to a perfect life … until she’s turned into a zombie. Liv transfers her residency to the coroner’s office for access to the brains she must reluctantly eat, but with each brain she consumes, she inherits the corpse’s memories. With her medical examiner boss and a police detective, she now solves homicides to quiet the voices in her head. iZOMBIE is based upon characters created by Chris Roberson and Michael Allred for Vertigo.

Teen Titans Go!: Robin, Starfire, Cyborg, Beast Boy and Raven continue the fun in Teen Titans Go! with all-new comedic adventures, giving viewers a look at what life is really like as a teen super hero … once the cape comes off.

WBTV/WBA SERIES SCHEDULE

PLEASE NOTE: Series stars and creative teams scheduled to attend are subject to change. Additional information on panel sessions, signings and other events will be provided as news breaks.

THURSDAY, JULY 24

6:00–7:00 p.m. — Childrens Hospital (New episodes in 2015, Adult Swim): Creator and star Rob Corddry will share an exclusive video sneak peek at season six and will be joined onstage by select members of the show’s cast for a lively — and medically accurate — Q&A. Room 25ABC

FRIDAY, JULY 25

10:00–11:00 a.m. — The Big Bang Theory (Mondays 8/7c CBS, season premiere September 22; Thursdays 8/7c CBS beginning October 30): Back by popular demand! The Big Bang Theory writers are back in San Diego and ready to share secrets behind TV’s #1 comedy. Ballroom 20

11:30 a.m.–12:30 p.m. — iZOMBIE (Midseason on The CW): iZOMBIE makes its Comic-Con debut with a screening of the complete pilot episode, followed by a Q&A with series stars Rose McIver (Once Upon a Time), Malcolm Goodwin (Breakout Kings), newcomer Rahul Kohli and Robert Buckley (One Tree Hill), as well as executive producers Rob Thomas (Veronica Mars) and Diane Ruggiero-Wright (Veronica Mars). Room 6BCF

2:30–3:15 p.m. — Mike Tyson Mysteries (Premiering this fall, Adult Swim): In this new animated comedy series, Mike Tyson is taking the fight from the boxing ring to the streets … by solving mysteries! Join us for a first look at this new adult animated series and a can’t-miss panel featuring Mike Tyson, Rachel Ramras (MAD), Jim Rash (Community) and producer Hugh Davidson (The Looney Tunes Show). Indigo Ballroom

3:15–4:15 p.m. — The 100 (Wednesdays 9/8c The CW, season premiere October 22): After the stunning events in the season finale, join us for a special video presentation followed by a Q&A with series stars as well as executive producer Jason Rothenberg. Room 6BCF

4:15–5:15 p.m. — The Originals (Mondays 8/7c The CW, season premiere October 6): Last season’s top new series on The CW returns to Comic-Con! Join executive producer Julie Plec, co-executive producer Michael Narducci and series stars Joseph Morgan, Daniel Gillies, Phoebe Tonkin, Charles Michael Davis, Leah Pipes and Danielle Campbell for a special video presentation followed by a Q&A. Ballroom 20

5:30–6:30 p.m. — Arrow (Wednesdays 8/7c The CW, season premiere October 8): Arrow series stars Stephen Amell, Katie Cassidy, David Ramsey, Emily Bett Rickards, Colton Haynes, Willa Holland, Paul Blackthorne and John Barrowman — with executive producers Greg Berlanti, Marc Guggenheim and Andrew Kreisberg — will take aim at San Diego with a special video presentation and panel discussion previewing the show’s upcoming and highly-anticipated third season. Ballroom 20

SATURDAY, JULY 26

4:00–4:45 p.m. — The Vampire Diaries (Thursdays 8/7c The CW, season premiere October 2): The cast and creative team behind The Vampire Diaries return to San Diego for a sizzling sixth appearance at Comic-Con! Series stars Nina Dobrev, Paul Wesley, Ian Somerhalder and Kat Graham join executive producer/writer Julie Plec on stage for a video screening and Q&A session. Ballroom 20

5:15–6:15 p.m. — Constantine (Fridays 10/9c NBC, series premiere October 24): Based upon the characters from DC Comics, Constantine reflects the lore of the fan-favorite comic, combining noirish storytelling with the evolving mythology of John Constantine, a morally challenged character who doesn’t come down on the side of either good or evil … but ultimately might be the only thing defending us against the dark forces from beyond. Attendees will see a screening of the complete pilot, followed by a Q&A with series stars Matt Ryan (Criminal Minds: Suspect Behavior), Harold Perrineau (Lost) and Charles Halford (True Detective), along with executive producers Daniel Cerone (Dexter) and David S. Goyer (Man of Steel, The Dark Knight films). Room 6BCF

6:15–7:00 p.m. — Person of Interest (Tuesdays 10/9c CBS, season premiere September 23): The smash hit Person of Interest returns to San Diego for the fourth year! Join executive producer Greg Plageman along with series stars for a special video presentation and Q&A. Room 6BCF

8:00–11:00 p.m. — Warner Bros. Television & DC Entertainment Present: The Flash, Constantine, Arrow and the World Premiere of Gotham with Special Appearances by Casts and Producers: For the first time ever at Comic-Con, Warner Bros. Television presents an entire evening filled with some of DC Entertainment’s greatest characters, featuring the world premiere pilot screening — and only Comic-Con screening — of the highly anticipated new series Gotham (Mondays this fall, 8/7c on FOX). The much-buzzed about pilot of The Flash will also be screened — if you can catch it — along with exclusive video presentations of returning hit Arrow and new thriller Constantine. Cast members and producers from all four shows will make special appearances on stage throughout the night. Hall H

SUNDAY, JULY 27

10:00–11:00 a.m. — Supernatural (Tuesdays 9/8c The CW, Season Premiere October 7): Join series stars Jared Padalecki, Jensen Ackles, Misha Collins and Mark A. Sheppard, along with executive producer Jeremy Carver as they answer questions from the audience about what’s in store for the tenth season of this exciting series, including its upcoming 200th episode! Fans will also be treated to an exclusive video presentation featuring series highlights, and special features from the upcoming Supernatural: The Complete Ninth Season DVD and Blu-ray™ release. Hall H

11:15 a.m.–12:15 p.m. — The Following (Midseason on FOX): Hit thriller The Following returns to Comic-Con for a third year! Series stars Kevin Bacon, Shawn Ashmore, Sam Underwood and Jessica Stroup will join creator/executive producer Kevin Williamson and executive producers Marcos Siega and Jennifer Johnson for an on-stage Q&A and special video presentation. Hall H

11:45 a.m.–12:45 p.m. — Teen Titans Go! (Thursdays 6/5c Cartoon Network): Find out what’s in store for Robin, Starfire, Beast Boy, Cyborg and Raven — or just throw a meatball party with your friends! The Teen Titans are back at it again with all-new comedic adventures and, after screening a brand-new episode, there will be a Q&A with producers Michael Jelenic (Batman: The Brave and the Bold) and Aaron Horvath (MAD) and members of the voice cast. Plus, making a special appearance at the panel will be Puffy AmiYumi, the Japanese pop duo responsible for the iconic theme song from the original Teen Titans series. Room 6BCF

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Which show are you most excited to watch?

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SDCC 14: DARK HORSE UNVEILS THE FIRST WAVE OF 2014 COMIC-CON INTERNATIONAL http://www.comicbooktherapy.com/sdcc-14-dark-horse-unveils-the-first-wave-of-2014-comic-con-international-273954 http://www.comicbooktherapy.com/sdcc-14-dark-horse-unveils-the-first-wave-of-2014-comic-con-international-273954#comments Wed, 02 Jul 2014 20:44:33 +0000 http://www.comicbooktherapy.com/?p=273954 Get ready for a plethora of exclusives at San Diego Comic Con 2014 , courtesy of Dark Horse Comics! The year’s most anticipated event will host more exclusive Dark Horse merchandise than ever before! July means the most anticipated event of the year in pop culture is just weeks away! As we rapidly approach the […]

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Get ready for a plethora of exclusives at San Diego Comic Con 2014 , courtesy of Dark Horse Comics!

The year’s most anticipated event will host more exclusive Dark Horse merchandise than ever before!

July means the most anticipated event of the year in pop culture is just weeks away! As we rapidly approach the doors opening to the world on July 23, Dark Horse announces the first wave of 2014 SDCC exclusives, available in the expanded Exclusives Store at booth #2615!

Dark Horse has produced more items than EVER for this year’s show, as well as secured a few other extremely limited edition items from our partners!

The list can be found below, available only at the Dark Horse 2014 Exclusives Store at Comic-Con International!

Look for news on the latest items in our line of products based on HBO’s Game of Thrones™ produced exclusively for Comic Con in the coming days!

A set number of exclusives and limited editions will be portioned for each day of the show.

1. Itty Bitty Hellboy Plush: 2014 San Diego Comic-Con Exclusive
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7.25″ tall plush version of the colorful cartoon treatment of Mike Mignola’s characters by Art Baltazar and Franco featuring an San Diego Comic Con International logo t-shirt.

Price: $15.00

Production Run: 500

Limit: Two per person

2. Mass Effect Alliance Cruiser: Convention Exclusive Bronze Edition

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9″ long polyresin bronze finished Alliance Cruiser. Dark Horse has utilized digital assets direct from Bioware to faithfully capture all details in transforming this ship from a digital creation into our physical world.

Price: $60.00

Production Run: 350

Limit: One per person

3. Buffy the Vampire Slayer: Season 10 #5 San Diego Comic-Con International 2014 Variant Cover

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When Buffy and crew try to wrest Xander from Dracula’s control, they begin a battle supreme with the terrifying demon that Dracula has become . . .

Christos Gage, Nicholas Brendan (writers) * Rebekah Isaacs (artist) * Dan Jackson (colorist) * Andy Park (cover artist)

Price: $5.00

Print Run: 1,000

Limit: Five per person

4. Star Wars: Darth Maul—Son of Dathomir #1 San Diego Comic-Con International Variant Cover

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Star Wars: Darth Maul—Son of Dathomir is based on unaired episodes of The Clone Wars television series!

Jeremy Barlow (writer) * Juan Frigeri (penciler) * Mauro Vargas (inker), Wes Dzioba colorist), Chris Scalf (cover artist)

Price: $5.00

Print Run: 1,000

Limit: Five per person

5. Captain Midnight: Stolen Future Convention Exclusive Slipcase Edition

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In the forties, Captain Midnight was an American hero, a daredevil fighter pilot, a technological genius . . . a superhero. Since he rifled out of the Bermuda Triangle and into the present day, Captain Midnight has been labeled a threat to homeland security. Can Captain Midnight survive in the modern world, with the US government on his heels and an old enemy out for revenge?

Captain Midnight Volumes 1 and 2 are featured in a deluxe convention exclusive slipcase.

Price: $20.00

Print run: 400

Limit: Five per person

6. Hellboy in Hell, Volume 1: The Descent—San Diego Comic-Con International Hardcover Edition

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After saving the world in The Storm and the Fury but sacrificing himself and Great Britain, Hellboy is dead, cast into Hell, where he finds many familiar faces and a throne that awaits him. This deluxe hardcover treatment mirrors the recently released 20 Years of Hellboy hardcover, and fits beautifully next to it and the previous Library Editions.

Price: $40.00

Print Run: 1,200

Limit: Two per person

7. EVE: Source Limited Edition

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EVE: Source is your comprehensive source book and visual guide to the gargantuan universe experienced in EVE Online and DUST 514. Published by Dark Horse Comics and developed in close collaboration with the EVE and DUST 514 creative teams, this beautiful 200-page, full color hardcover will immerse readers in the history and lore of EVE through stunning artwork and never-before-released material detailing the settings, stories, races, and factions of the EVE Universe.

The Limited Edition contains: A beautiful black clamshell protective box with an embossed silver logo, two lithographs by EVE artists Borkur Eiriksson and Georg Hilmarsson in a protective sleeve, an anodized aluminum commemorative and numbered plaque embedded in the protective box, a unique CCP “source” code redeemable on the EVE Account Management site (https://secure.eveonline.com/).

The limited edition is bound in matte black JVP with embossed silver logo.

Price: $90.00

Print Run: 1,400

Limit: One per person

8. Usagi Yojimbo San Diego Comic-Con International Exclusive Lithograph

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An 18″ x 20″ Usagi Yojimbo lithograph signed by creator Stan Sakai to coincide with the 30th anniversary of Usagi Yojmbo.

Price: $20.00

Print Run: 300

Limit: Two per person

9. Itty Bitty Hellboy Convention Exclusive Hardcover

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Witness the awesomeness that is Hellboy! The characters that sprung from Mike Mignola’s imagination, with an Aw Yeah Art Baltazar and Franco twist! This book has all the fun, adventure, and Aw Yeah-ness in one itty bitty package! That’s a true story right there. Collects Itty Bitty Hellboy #1–#5 in a hardcover edition exclusive to conventions.

Price: $20.00

Print Run: 1,000

Limit: Five per person

10. The Witcher #1 Convention Variant Cover

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Legendary artist Stan Sakai has done a special cover of the tie-in series The Witcher, a canonical entry in the world of the Witcher video games, which have collectively won over 250 awards and sold more than 5.5 million copies worldwide! All proceeds from the sale of this limited edition variant will benefit Stan and Sharon Sakai.

Price: $5.00

Print Run: 1,000

Limit: Five per person

Well there you have it, some great exclusives from
Dark Horse! High ones are you getting?

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Review: Rogue Trooper Classics #3 http://www.comicbooktherapy.com/review-rogue-trooper-classics-3-273909 http://www.comicbooktherapy.com/review-rogue-trooper-classics-3-273909#comments Wed, 02 Jul 2014 20:00:12 +0000 http://www.comicbooktherapy.com/?p=273909 Clone war! Nu-Earth, a planet ravaged by war, its atmosphere poisoned by chemical weapons. In this battle-scarred landscape, the Norts and Southers fight where only the Genetic Infantrymen can survive unaided. Rogue is one such soldier, and these are his tales… all in color for the very first time! Rogue Trooper is still out there […]

Cody "The Thorverine" Ferrell, Review: Rogue Trooper Classics #3

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Clone war! Nu-Earth, a planet ravaged by war, its atmosphere poisoned by chemical weapons. In this battle-scarred landscape, the Norts and Southers fight where only the Genetic Infantrymen can survive unaided. Rogue is one such soldier, and these are his tales… all in color for the very first time!

Rogue Trooper is still out there fighting and searching for answers this month in the pages of Rogue Trooper Classics #3. The story is written by Gerry Finley-Day with art by Dave Gibbons, Colin Wilson, and Mike Dorey. Charlie Kirchoff handles colors with Bill Nuttall tackling lettering. Rogue Trooper Classics have been two for two so far, but is the third time just as charming?

Rogue got close to answers regarding the Quartz Zone massacre, only to have an entire space station blown out of the sky by a Souther traitor. Now back on Nu-Earth and continuing his quest for answers and helping out Souther soldiers along the way, Rogue finds himself faced with some of his most dangerous adventures yet. A rookie breaks under pressure, a Nort’s night of entertainment is broken up, Rogue finds out he isn’t immune to EVERYTHING, and our hero and his bio-chipped sidekicks rage against a deadly machine. Is Rogue getting closer to answers? Will he be able to escape yet another deadly situation or has his luck (if you can even call it that) run out?

Finley-Day writes a great series of progs. Once again this classic series offers up a wide variety of stories that show you different sides of Rogue. The prog where Rogue finds new plant life with some unexpected consequences really throws you for a loop, but the next one involving Rogue’s war with a computer is the standout this month. The art for the issue is great, but the computer story with art by Wilson really stands out in no small part due to Kirchoff’s colors. The computer world Helm and Bagman find themselves in is colored beautifully with some nice oranges and electric blues. It’s very 80s in its design, but Kirchoff makes it all incredibly eye-catching and gorgeous.

Bottom Line: Rogue Trooper Classics continues to deliver on all fronts. These are hard-hitting sci-fi stories that 2000AD fans definitely want to get their hands on. 4.5/5

Cody "The Thorverine" Ferrell, Review: Rogue Trooper Classics #3

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Review: Doctor Spektor: Master Of The Occult #2 http://www.comicbooktherapy.com/review-doctor-spektor-master-occult-2-273897 http://www.comicbooktherapy.com/review-doctor-spektor-master-occult-2-273897#comments Wed, 02 Jul 2014 19:00:11 +0000 http://www.comicbooktherapy.com/?p=273897 Nothing makes sense…everything that Doctor Spektor has ever known is called into question, and he’ll stop at nothing to uncover the secrets and lies that hide beneath the surface of reality. Can the Master Of The Occult overcome his fears, and learn the unfathomable secrets of the universe? Only the legendary MARK WAID (Daredevil) and […]

Cody "The Thorverine" Ferrell, Review: Doctor Spektor: Master Of The Occult #2

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Nothing makes sense…everything that Doctor Spektor has ever known is called into question, and he’ll stop at nothing to uncover the secrets and lies that hide beneath the surface of reality. Can the Master Of The Occult overcome his fears, and learn the unfathomable secrets of the universe? Only the legendary MARK WAID (Daredevil) and NEIL EDWARDS (X-Factor) can tell you…

Doctor Spektor is back this month trying to piece things together and finds some answers in the second issue of his freshly launched Golden Key series. The story is written by Mark Waid with art by Neil Edwards. Jordan Boyd handles colors with Marshall Dillon providing lettering. The first issue set up a nice mystery, but how does the follow-up fare?

Adam Spektor saw something unbelievable. While trying to debunk an old psychic woman’s claims during an episode of his hit TV show, the veil beyond the world was ripped and Adam saw some unbelievable and unexplainable things. Then his friend and producer Lenny was killed by forces unknown. Now questioning everything around him, Adam has no one he can turn to except his new assistant Abby. Abby has problems of her own. She’s seeing the ghost of Lenny. When Adam sends Abby on an errand, things get really strange. When reality itself isn’t making sense and visitors from the other side break through, what can be done? Is Adam going crazy or has he found himself involved with something beyond space, time, and himself?

Waid writes a multi layered issue. There’s a lot going on here and you’re not quite sure what it means until it starts to click toward the end. This, to borrow from Doctor Who, is a wibbly-wobbly story that plays with time and even dimensions in some places. This issue heavily hints that Doctor Spektor could have vast importance to the Gold Key universe Dynamite has built. Edwards’ art is solid. The artist does a fantastic job of balancing the ordinary scenes with the extraordinary and fantastical. There’s a good mix of human emotion and big, explosive spectacle. The final few scenes in the lab really stand out and show how much fun Edwards had with the entire thing, which rubs off on the reader. Boyd’s colors really stand out in the lab scenes too. The use of cosmic-y, crackling purples really blows you away and makes the special cameo feel that much more bold and dynamic.

Bottom Line: Doctor Spektor is crazy and a little more out there this month, but the last few pages makes it worth it all. Waid has set up an interesting story that could have huge ramifications for the rest of the new Gold Key comics. 4/5

Cody "The Thorverine" Ferrell, Review: Doctor Spektor: Master Of The Occult #2

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Review: Star Mage #4 http://www.comicbooktherapy.com/review-star-mage-4-273905 http://www.comicbooktherapy.com/review-star-mage-4-273905#comments Wed, 02 Jul 2014 18:00:13 +0000 http://www.comicbooktherapy.com/?p=273905 A few months after the dramatic cliffhanger in Issue 3, Darien and his friends are forced to fend off Orasmas’ monsters while Arylos searches for the truth. Plus, what does Earthen Aaron King have to do with anything? The story of the Star Mage continues this month with the release of issue #4 of 6. […]

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A few months after the dramatic cliffhanger in Issue 3, Darien and his friends are forced to fend off Orasmas’ monsters while Arylos searches for the truth. Plus, what does Earthen Aaron King have to do with anything?

The story of the Star Mage continues this month with the release of issue #4 of 6. The story is written by JC De La Torre with art by Franco Cespedes. The story has been building up the world for the most part, but how do things fare now that we’re at the halfway point?

It has been a few months since the last issue’s finale featuring a rather startling revelation regarding the possible fate of Darien’s father. Since then young Darien has been continuing his studies and making quick work of the more introductory elements of harnessing your Kishpu. He has made friends, and believe it or not a few enemies. While the danger is still out there, Darien is trying to prepare as best he can. When the school comes under attack, Darien (and the students and teachers) realize no one is safe anywhere. Darien has to continue studying, but the danger is hitting closer and closer to home. Can Darien become what he needs to be? Is there even enough time left?

JC De La Torre writes another issue that builds up the world and the various characters and creatures that inhabit it. Darien’s studies serve as a way for more information about the universe’s inhabitants to be revealed. There is some movement with the plot as a new attack happens and Darien has to undergo a change of scenery, and a new element is introduced in the opening pages, but it feels like a little momentum from the big cliffhanger last month is lost with the time jump. It still feels a little exposition heavy, but the finale this month seems to indicate we’re breaking away from that with the last two installments. Cespedes’ art is sharp overall. The characters and creatures are very well presented and incredibly distinct and different. There are a few instances where the anatomy, especially the hands, look a little off but those instances are few and far between. The colors are as bright and sleek as the art. This is a very eye-popping sci-fi world that pulls you in with each page visually.

Bottom Line: Star Mage has crafted a very well thought out universe with interesting creatures and characters, but it gets slightly bogged down in exposition and history. With two issues left, it seems things are kicking into high gear. This is one that you don’t want to give up on just yet. 2.5/5

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Review: Dexter’s Laboratory #4 http://www.comicbooktherapy.com/review-dexters-laboratory-4-273901 http://www.comicbooktherapy.com/review-dexters-laboratory-4-273901#comments Wed, 02 Jul 2014 17:00:44 +0000 http://www.comicbooktherapy.com/?p=273901 Failing to stop his sister, Dexter has been captured by her royal guards, and now faces punishment at the hands of Princess Dee Dee. As he struggles to endure her torment, can Dexter come up with one last-ditch plan to change their fates? Or is he doomed to live the rest of his life without […]

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Failing to stop his sister, Dexter has been captured by her royal guards, and now faces punishment at the hands of Princess Dee Dee. As he struggles to endure her torment, can Dexter come up with one last-ditch plan to change their fates? Or is he doomed to live the rest of his life without science?

Dexter’s experiment involving a world without Dee Dee comes to an end this month in the pages of Dexter’s Laboratory #4. The story is written by Derek Fridolfs with art by Ryan Jampole. Jeremy Colwell handles colors with Tom B. Long providing lettering. Dexter’s latest misadventure has been enjoyable, but does the story finish strong?

Dexter succeeded in his plan to create a world without Dee Dee, a world where he is an only child. When he awoke to find Dee Dee was no longer around, he quickly discovered that his annoying sister was in fact the secret to his success. Determined to set things back to normal, Dexter embarked on a journey to find the dimension that was now his sister’s home. To his horror he found out it was a pink, fluffy, rainbow world where Princess Dee Dee ruled with an iron fist. Captured and being marched to his punishment, can Dexter convince Dee Dee that she is his sister and belongs back home? Will Dee Dee give up her dream world so she can go back to annoying her ungrateful brother?

Fridolfs writes his best story yet. This one really gets to the core of Dee Dee and Dexter’s relationship and even reveals some of the latter’s deep secrets. This has been a story about a brother and a sister, and how they learn they actually kind of need each other. Fridolfs does a good job of capturing the show’s essence while still offering up something fresh and new. Jampole’s art does a great job of doing that as well. To borrow a line from A Christmas Story, Jampole crafts a world that to Dexter is a ‘pink nightmare.’ This fluffy world of unicorns and magic is everything Dexter hates, so of course Dee Dee thrives. Jampole has a lot of fun with some of the gags and even manages to throw in an Easter Egg or two. Colwell’s colors are a perfect complement to the art. Dee Dee’s new reality is bright, vivid, and very, very pink. This is a big, bold, overdone world and Colwell plays up some of that excess.

Bottom Line: Dexter’s Laboratory ends on a high note. Fridolfs and company tell a nice short story about Dexter and Dee Dee and their rather complicated relationship. Fans of the original series will love the big finale. 4/5

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Review: Tom Clancy’s Splinter Cell: Echoes #1 http://www.comicbooktherapy.com/review-tom-clancys-splinter-cell-echoes-1-273893 http://www.comicbooktherapy.com/review-tom-clancys-splinter-cell-echoes-1-273893#comments Wed, 02 Jul 2014 16:00:41 +0000 http://www.comicbooktherapy.com/?p=273893 Sam Fisher, once a Splinter Cell–a clandestine operative operating in the shadows of the NSA–is now retired. His enemies, however, are not. Haunted by dreams and memories of his past, he struggles to put his life back together. But when a mysterious terrorist organization called KROWE begins pursuing targets around the globe, Sam’s expertise is […]

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Sam Fisher, once a Splinter Cell–a clandestine operative operating in the shadows of the NSA–is now retired. His enemies, however, are not. Haunted by dreams and memories of his past, he struggles to put his life back together. But when a mysterious terrorist organization called KROWE begins pursuing targets around the globe, Sam’s expertise is needed to uncover their endgame and stop them before the deadly plot unfolds. “Echoes” takes place between the events of Splinter Cell Conviction and Splinter Cell Blacklist. The series bridges the gap between the two games with a realistic, original story that sets the tone for the opening events in Splinter Cell Blacklist!

Everyone’s favorite agent from Third Echelon is back in action this month with the release of Tom Clancy’s Splinter Cell: Echoes #1. The four-issue series bridges the gap between two of the games and is written by Nathan Edmondson with art by Marc Laming. Dave Stokes, Michael Lacombe, and Salgood Sam handle additional inks with Ian Herring taking on colors. Sam Fisher has taken over the world of video games and novels, but how does his trip to the world of comics go?

Splinter Cell: Echoes was available as a limited print run graphic novel as part of the Tom Clancy’s Splinter Cell Blacklist Collector’s Edition, but Dynamite has planned to release it as a four-issue series. The first section of the story sees Sam trying to cope with his new life as a homebody. Needless to say, it’s not suiting him well. Sarah is home and that’s great, but he can’t quite deal with a life of doing yard work. That’s why he jumps at the chance to serve as a consultant of sort when Vic offers him an opportunity to serve on the team during Paladin 9’s latest mission. An unnamed client needs some information, and Vic needs Sam to help him. As he says, the young guys are good, but they’re no Sam Fisher. As you can imagine, the mission goes south and it goes south fast. Things are a lot more complicated than anyone though. Will Sam get pulled back into old habits? What information was on those computers? What is this new group KROWE trying to do?

Edmondson writes a story that really captures the tone, feel, and voice of Splinter Cell very well. Sam Fisher is Sam Fisher, and at times you can hear Michael Ironside reading the dialogue in your head. However, the Splinter Cell series does have a sense of sameness to the way things get going. Edmondson offers up something new, but there are plenty of familiar elements. Since this is broken up into four issues, it appears the somewhat cliché Splinter Cell trappings are out of the way and it’s time to start getting into new territory. Laming’s art is a great fit for the series. His characters are distinct and his often scratchy lines work really well when Sam is in full Splinter Cell gear and working his way through a compound. He stays true to the visuals of the franchise while still offering up a few twists of his own. Herring’s colors really run the gamut. You get bright, vivid pages of Sam and Sarah enjoying a day outside and then a few pages later you get dark and grimy warehouses. It really makes Laming’s art and the inker’s lines pop.

Bottom Line: This is a story designed to bridge the gap between two games, but Edmondson’s style with military and Special Forces stories like this make it push against the expected boundaries. It gets going like most of these things do, but it looks like we’re in for a treat from here on out. 3/5

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The BBC Officially Announces A SHERLOCK Special And Series 4 http://www.comicbooktherapy.com/the-bbc-officially-announces-a-sherlock-special-and-series-4-273939 http://www.comicbooktherapy.com/the-bbc-officially-announces-a-sherlock-special-and-series-4-273939#comments Wed, 02 Jul 2014 15:33:05 +0000 http://www.comicbooktherapy.com/?p=273939 It was pretty well guaranteed that the BBC smash-hit series Sherlock would be returning. The only thing we didn’t know was when Benedict Cumberbatch and Martin Freeman would be returning to Baker Street. The duo have become hot commodities over the last few years and keep ridiculously busy schedules. With the movies the two have […]

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sherlockIt was pretty well guaranteed that the BBC smash-hit series Sherlock would be returning. The only thing we didn’t know was when Benedict Cumberbatch and Martin Freeman would be returning to Baker Street. The duo have become hot commodities over the last few years and keep ridiculously busy schedules. With the movies the two have committed to, most thought the fourth series of Sherlock was still a few years out. It apparently turns out there is an open space in their schedules so the BBC have commissioned not only the fourth series of the show, but a very special episode that will likely air Christmas 2015.

The last series of Sherlock saw a rather shocking ending that gives us a good idea of where things may pick up. Series co-creator and writer Steven Moffat teased the big order of a special and a full three-episode series, saying “A special, plus a new series of three episodes – it’s a record-breaking run! Of course, it’s far too early to say what’s coming, but we’re reasonably confident that the very next thing to happen to Sherlock and John, is the very last thing you’d expect…Moffat‘s partner in crime, co-creator and writer Mark Gatiss added, “Series Four! At last ! It’s always special to return to Sherlock but this time it’s even more special as we’re doing… a Special! Not only THAT, we’ll then be shooting three more episodes which will take Sherlock and John Watson into deeper and darker water than ever before. The whole Sherlock team are terrifically excited to return for four new adventures. The Game is on – again!”

Filming for the special is set for January 2015 with the three-episode series shooting sometime later in the year. Star Martin Freeman mentioned just a few weeks ago that he understands a Christmas special is planned, so we could be seeing a rather festive episode next year. If that is indeed the plan, we can expect series 4 to follow shortly thereafter in early 2016. What do you think about the news?

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Review: The Black Bat #12 http://www.comicbooktherapy.com/review-black-bat-12-273889 http://www.comicbooktherapy.com/review-black-bat-12-273889#comments Wed, 02 Jul 2014 15:00:11 +0000 http://www.comicbooktherapy.com/?p=273889 FINAL ISSUE! In the final chapter to this story, the Black Bat is confronted by the unforeseen consequences of his vigilante quest for redemption. He comes face to face with the shadowy villain that has been pulling all of the strings, and must decide how far he is willing to go to save the city. […]

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FINAL ISSUE! In the final chapter to this story, the Black Bat is confronted by the unforeseen consequences of his vigilante quest for redemption. He comes face to face with the shadowy villain that has been pulling all of the strings, and must decide how far he is willing to go to save the city.

The Black Bat comes to an end this month with the release of issue #12. The story is written by Brian Buccellato with art by Ronan Cliquet. Viviane Souza handles colors with Rob Steen tackling lettering.

Tony, the Black Bat, has found out that Cameron Tell, the man behind his new eyes, is the one responsible for everything that has happened. Cameron has been pulling everyone’s strings and proven that Oliver Snate was just a small fish in a very large pond of Tell’s own design. Silk is dead and Tony is low on resources. With Tell leading a march on City Hall to essentially overthrow the city government, our hero must figure out just how far he is willing to go to try and make things right. Will Tony be able to stop Tell’s plan? Will the Black Bat sway the public’s opinion about his vigilantism? Who is left standing after the final showdown?

Buccellato writes a fast-paced and dark issue. Things have been building for the last several issues, and while last month was the action-packed battle issue, this month pays off a lot of the story threads. This is also an incredibly bleak issue. This is a real, gritty, rough look at vigilantism with some high-tech elements (Tony’s new eyes). Buccellato ends the series in an incredibly unexpected way that leaves you stunned for a minute or two after the final page. Cliquet’s art is solid. There are a few pages that feel a little rough around the edges, but by and large it works with the mood and tone of the finale. The use of wide panels and the occasional two-page spreads work well to make the story flow and give things an almost cinematic feel. There are a handful of scenes where the smooth style of Cliquet’s art looks a little too smooth when it comes to facial features though. It’s far and few between, but there are a few noticeable panels. Souza’s colors are darker and somber this time around. This is a street battle for the city’s soul, and it doesn’t go well. Souza pulls that off well with her pallet.

Bottom Line: The Black Bat ends in a very unexpected way that throws readers for a loop. It happens fast and it leaves you with a few questions, but Buccellato has really done something fresh and new with the character. 4/5

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Review: Indestructible #7 http://www.comicbooktherapy.com/review-indestructible-7-273913 http://www.comicbooktherapy.com/review-indestructible-7-273913#comments Wed, 02 Jul 2014 14:00:24 +0000 http://www.comicbooktherapy.com/?p=273913 Barely escaping the Super Illustrated photo shoot with their body parts (and dignity) intact, Stoner and Barry run into some unexpected trouble as they prep for their People’s Choice Awards debut. Meanwhile, Art gets poked, June gets bounced, Cathy gets spurned, Nancy gets pissed, and the mysterious kidnapper, Tarr, gets deadly serious. Greg is still […]

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Barely escaping the Super Illustrated photo shoot with their body parts (and dignity) intact, Stoner and Barry run into some unexpected trouble as they prep for their People’s Choice Awards debut. Meanwhile, Art gets poked, June gets bounced, Cathy gets spurned, Nancy gets pissed, and the mysterious kidnapper, Tarr, gets deadly serious.

Greg is still trying to hide the fact he isn’t a superhero from everyone now that he has reached an even higher level of fame for faking it this month in Indestructible #7. The story is written by Ken Kristensen with pencils and inks from Giancarlo Caracuzzo. Steve Blackwell handles designs with Flavia Caracuzzo providing colors and Patrick Brosseau rounding things out with lettering. Indestructible has lost a little steam, but does part three of the new story arc get things back on track?

Greg found himself involved with a photo shoot for Super Illustrated’s ‘body’ issue. It was bad when he realized he had to strip down for the shoot, but it quickly turned worse when the photographer thought up a cool way to show off Greg’s powers. The idea was to have Jake Blaze shoot some flaming fireballs at Greg as he bounced on a trampoline to show just how indestructible he truly is. The only problem is Greg is very, very destructible. Thanks to some lousy quick thinking from Barry, Greg escapes relatively unscathed. With that in the rearview, it’s time to get ready for the People’s Choice Awards. Meanwhile the new villain calling himself Tarr has found an unwilling ally to help with his plan to attack the big ceremony. Greg has done a good job of faking it so far, but what happens when something as big as the People’s Choice Awards gets attacked? With the public eye on Greg in an even bigger way, can he fake his way through another battle?

Kristensen has come in and taken the series in a new direction. Things are a little sharper and the humor is a little edgier, but there is still a sense that the story is losing a little momentum. The things that made it fresh and unique feel a little too stretched out at times. Greg has been playing along with everything and lying by omission regarding his new superhero life, but he just gets deeper and deeper into similar situations. Kristensen’s introduction of Tarr seems like it could throw things for a much needed loop. Caracuzzo’s pencils and inks have changed up the book as well. Greg has gotten a little buffer and photogenic, which changes the dynamic in some places, but it works overall. Caracuzzo does a brilliant job of animating Kristensen’s humor and pulling off the visual gags. Flavia Caracuzzo’s colors keep things grounded but does have the needed flourishes to show this is still a world where superheroes are real.

Bottom Line: Indestructible has lost a little steam, but it looks like Kristensen and company are setting something big up when it comes People’s Choice Awards time. I’m not ready to give up on this series just yet, but it needs a little more kick. 2.5/5

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David Dastmalchian Joins ANT-MAN In Unspecified Role http://www.comicbooktherapy.com/david-dastmalchian-joins-ant-man-unspecified-role-273930 http://www.comicbooktherapy.com/david-dastmalchian-joins-ant-man-unspecified-role-273930#comments Wed, 02 Jul 2014 05:31:54 +0000 http://www.comicbooktherapy.com/?p=273930 Now that the whole debacle surrounding the director of Ant-Man has been resolved, with Peyton Reed taking the job, the focus can now be turned to the actual filming process, which is expected to begin in the coming weeks. But before that can happen, the cast needs to be rounded out, as there are some roles that […]

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Now that the whole debacle surrounding the director of Ant-Man has been resolved, with Peyton Reed taking the job, the focus can now be turned to the actual filming process, which is expected to begin in the coming weeks. But before that can happen, the cast needs to be rounded out, as there are some roles that still need to be filled. There is one less role available today, but we’re not quite sure what role that is.

DastmalchianDeadline is reporting that David Dastmalchian has signed on to Ant-Man in an unspecified role, which isn’t a huge surprise. A while back, it was rumored that Yellowjacket will be the main baddie of the film. With Dastmalchian’s role being kept under wraps, it is possible that he could be filling the villainous role. That is pure peculation on my part, but the actor has a certain look to him that certainly says “villain.” But hey, that’s just me. While his name may not seem familiar, Dastmalchian will be immediately recognizable to you. Many will remember him as one of The Joker’s thugs in The Dark Knight, but he has also had roles in Prisoners, opposite Hugh Jackman and Jake Gyllenhaal, and is coming off high accolades for his work on Animals, which he wrote and starred in.

David Dastmalchian joins Paul Rudd, Michael Douglas, Evangeline Lilly, Patrick Wilson, Corey Stoll and Michael Pena. As I mentioned earlier, filming is expected to begin filming in the next month or two, so expect more cast members to be announced soon. The film is set for a release in August of next year.

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MCFARLANE TOYS UNVEILS NEW ‘THE WALKING DEAD’ COMIC STATUE http://www.comicbooktherapy.com/mcfarlane-toys-unveils-new-the-walking-dead-comic-statue-273927 http://www.comicbooktherapy.com/mcfarlane-toys-unveils-new-the-walking-dead-comic-statue-273927#comments Wed, 02 Jul 2014 04:57:06 +0000 http://www.comicbooktherapy.com/?p=273927 NOW AVAILABLE TO PREORDER ON THE MCFARLANE TOYS ONLINE STORE McFarlane once again brings us a high quality resin statue based on the smash series The Walking Dead. Check the following press release as well as some pictures of this amazing statue: McFarlane Toys’ founder and legendary artist Todd McFarlane and his award-winning McFarlane Toys […]

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McFarlane once again brings us a high quality resin statue based on the smash series The Walking Dead. Check the following press release as well as some pictures of this amazing statue:

McFarlane Toys’ founder and legendary artist Todd McFarlane and his award-winning McFarlane Toys design group, in conjunction with Robert Kirkman and Skybound Entertainment, are excited to bring the comic series main protagonist, Rick Grimes, to life in this limited-edition, highly-detailed, hand-crafted cold-cast resin statue.

Hardened by killing and loss, a harsher, tougher Rick Grimes has emerged from the rubble of this post-apocalyptic world. Standing more than 12 inches tall, The Walking Dead limited-edition statue depicts the comic version of Rick, in a desperate struggle against the endless wave of the undead. Rick single-handedly exterminates a hoard of zombie threats in his unyielding mayhem!
Based on a rough sketch from The Walking Dead visionary himself, Robert Kirkman, and fleshed out by the McFarlane team, this eyeball-popping, brain-splitting, and gun-blazing concept has turned into the most detailed The Walking Dead statue created to date.

This hand-painted piece not only includes Rick Grimes and three full zombies, but also three zombie heads and a slew of body parts smeared across every angle of the 360 degree rotating rubble base. From the exploding brain matter and a head-locked zombie to a zombie head crushed under Rick’s boot, you can feel his rage throughout the entire piece.
Each statue also includes a highly detailed sculpted plaque that is individually numbered, along with a certificate of authenticity signed by both Robert Kirkman and Todd McFarlane.
The Walking Dead Rick Grimes resin statue retails at $295 (free shipping and handling; only available in the U.S. and Canada) and is now available on the McFarlane Toys online store (http://www.mcfarlanetoysstore.com). A limited quantity of statues will also be available in the US through Diamond Comic Distribution.
Stay tuned to http://www.McFarlane.com for more info on this statue, along with news on all the awesome McFarlane Toys products.

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Devon Aoki Joins ARROW In Pivotal Role http://www.comicbooktherapy.com/devon-aoki-joins-arrow-pivotal-role-273885 http://www.comicbooktherapy.com/devon-aoki-joins-arrow-pivotal-role-273885#comments Tue, 01 Jul 2014 22:17:24 +0000 http://www.comicbooktherapy.com/?p=273885 After a rather so-so start, the CW’s Arrow really took off and has been soaring ever since. The series is continually among the network’s top performing in regards to ratings and comic book fans are quite pleased with how the characters are treated and how the stories are being told. Later this year, we’ll see the very […]

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Katana_(Modern_Version)After a rather so-so start, the CW’s Arrow really took off and has been soaring ever since. The series is continually among the network’s top performing in regards to ratings and comic book fans are quite pleased with how the characters are treated and how the stories are being told. Later this year, we’ll see the very first spin-off from Arrow as well, with Grant Gustin set to lead The Flash. With Arrow headed into it’s third season, they are adding more and more new characters to the mix and this afternoon, a pivotal role was cast.

Devon Aoki, who many know as Miho in the first Sin City, has joined the series in a major recurring role. Aoki will fill the role of Tatsu Yamashiro, better known as Katana. The character first appeared in the Green Arrow comics and is a Japanese martial arts expert who is known for wielding the deadly weapon that she takes her name from. Tatsu will be featured in flashbacks as one of Oliver’s mentors and a critical influence in his journey to become The Arrow.

Arrow, which also stars Stephen Amell, Katie Cassidy, John Barrowman and Colton Hanes, will return to The CW this fall.

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True Patriot 2 Free Preview ~ Happy Canada Day! http://www.comicbooktherapy.com/true-patriot-2-free-preview-happy-canada-day-273871 http://www.comicbooktherapy.com/true-patriot-2-free-preview-happy-canada-day-273871#comments Tue, 01 Jul 2014 20:48:00 +0000 http://www.comicbooktherapy.com/?p=273871 Well hello ComicBookTherapy fans and friends, today is Canada Day in my home country – celebrating 147 years of Canadiana including, hockey, maple syrup, Superman (yes Superman, co-creator Joe Shuster was Canadian), peacekeeping, comics and so much more. I am more than pleased to share a preview from the True Patriot 2 collection of Canadian superhero stories. Thanks […]

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True Patriot 2, J. Torres, Canadian ComicsWell hello ComicBookTherapy fans and friends, today is Canada Day in my home country – celebrating 147 years of Canadiana including, hockey, maple syrup, Superman (yes Superman, co-creator Joe Shuster was Canadian), peacekeeping, comics and so much more.

I am more than pleased to share a preview from the True Patriot 2 collection of Canadian superhero stories. Thanks J. Torres! Some of Canada’s greatest artist and writers, as well as up and coming artists, have come together once again to bring us some truly fun and original superhero storytelling. The team over at True Patriot was gracious enough to share a preview of True Patriot 2 with us, so I’ll let them give you a bit of background on their project:

True Patriot is a Canadian superhero anthology featuring some of Canada’s biggest and brightest comic book creators, including award-winners like Jeff Lemire (Justice League Canada), Faith Erin Hicks (Last of Us), Jay Stephens (Secret Saturdays), J. Bone (Saviors), and Scott Chantler (Two Generals) as well as up and coming artists like Scott Kowalchuk (Mysterious Strangers), Adam Gorham (TMNT/X-Files), and Ron Salas (Creepy). Spearheaded by comic book writer J. Torres (Teen Titans Go), the first True Patriot was funded via Indiegogo last year and sold out of its limited edition hardcover within months. A trade paperback printing of that volume is planned for release around the same time as the Kickstarter funded second volume which is scheduled for September. True Patriot will be available from ShopLocket as well as your friendly neighborhood comic store. For more information about True Patriot, please visit facebook/truepatriotcmx or follow @truepatriotcmx on Twitter.
Art credits: Cover, Tom Fowler; Arrowhead, Jay Stephens; Dominion Jack, Ron Salas; Grey Owl, J. Bone; Gull Girl, Adam Gorham; Mask of Freedom, Paul Rivoche; Mishepishu, Adrian Alphona; Red Ensign, Scott Chantler; Pat, Tom Fowler.

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GOTHAM & THE FLASH To Have World Premier at SAN DIEGO COMIC CON http://www.comicbooktherapy.com/gotham-flash-world-premier-san-diego-comic-con-273854 http://www.comicbooktherapy.com/gotham-flash-world-premier-san-diego-comic-con-273854#comments Mon, 30 Jun 2014 23:13:56 +0000 http://www.comicbooktherapy.com/?p=273854 Every fall, our televisions are bombarded with new television series, most of which are run-of-the-mill cop dramas, or medical shows or the always reliable court room procedurals. While there are usually one or two stand-outs, most find their way into the proverbial trash can pretty quickly. This fall, things will be much different as comic […]

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Every fall, our televisions are bombarded with new television series, most of which are run-of-the-mill cop dramas, or medical shows or the always reliable court room procedurals. While there are usually one or two stand-outs, most find their way into the proverbial trash can pretty quickly. This fall, things will be much different as comic book properties are invading our living rooms like never before as multiple comic book properties are headed to the small screen, joining the hit CW series Arrow. The first being a spin-off from that series, The Flash. We’ve already seen some cross-over episodes featuring the two characters, something that is likely to happen again as the two progress. Also joining the field are Gotham which will be airing on Fox, which explores the origins of many of the Batman rogues we’re familiar with, including Penguin, Catwoman, Poison Ivy and The Riddler. We’ll also see the younger days of Jim Gordon and his relationship with a very young Bruce Wayne. Finally, we have a series that took many folks by surprise, Constantine, which can be seen on NBC.

It was announced today that Gotham and The Flash will have their world premier at the famous San Diego Comic Con, in what is being called WBTV/DC Entertainment Saturday Night. Also being featured that night are exclusive video presentations of Constantine, with a visit from some of the cast and crew of the show. Also being revealed on July 26th will be a never-before-seen teaser video for the third season of Arrow, followed by a Q and A from the cast. Certainly and event not to be missed by DC Comic fans. Check out the press release below for all the details and be sure to check back to Comic Book Therapy for all the news coming out of San Diego in July.

 

WARNER BROS. TELEVISION AND DC ENTERTAINMENT
JOIN FORCES TO PRESENT THE
FIRST EVER WBTV/DC ENTERTAINMENT
SATURDAY NIGHT, FEATURING THE WORLD
PREMIERE OF GOTHAM AND MUCH MORE
ON SATURDAY, JULY 26 AT COMIC-CON 2014

DC Comics Fans Get Ready for the Only Comic-Con Screening of Gotham, a
Complete Pilot Screening of The Flash, Plus Exclusive Footage
From Constantine and Season Three of Arrow

Twitter Pitch: Get ready, @DCComics fans! @Gotham, @CW_TheFlash, @NBCConstantine, @CW_Arrow = an epic @Comic_Con Sat nite: http://bit.ly/TKdosS #WBSDCC

BURBANK, Calif. (June 30, 2014) — Get ready for a spectacular Saturday night at Comic-Con 2014, courtesy of Warner Bros. Television (WBTV) and DC Entertainment (DCE). For the first time ever at SDCC, WBTV and DCE will present a three-hour special event on Saturday night, July 26, designed specifically for DC Comics fans and featuring some of DC Comics’ greatest characters. Kicking off the exclusive evening is the world premiere public screening of the highly anticipated new drama series Gotham (the only screening of Gotham at this year’s Comic-Con), followed by a screening of the complete pilot of new action-drama The Flash, and exclusive video presentations from returning hit Arrow and new thriller Constantine. Cast members and producers from all four shows will make special appearances throughout the night.

  • Gotham World Premiere: For the first time ever, DC Comics fans will enter the dangerous and compelling world of Gotham with a screening of the pilot episode, followed by an appearance by the cast and producers.
  • The Flash Pilot Screening: Following a full-length screening of The Flash pilot, cast and producers will stop running long enough to take the stage.
  • Constantine Exclusive Footage: The enigmatic John Constantine makes his television debut at Comic-Con with footage from the upcoming series, and fans will be treated to a visit from the cast and creative team.
  • Arrow Season Three: Arrow returns to Comic-Con with never-before-seen teaser footage from the upcoming third season followed by cast and producers taking on fans’ most pointed questions.

Additional WBTV Comic-Con 2014 panels will be announced in the near future. For additional information about WBTV activities at Comic-Con, please follow us on Twitter at@warnerbrostv and join in the conversation by using hashtag #WBSDCC, or visit http://comiccon.thewb.com.

About Gotham

Before there was Batman, there was Gotham. The origin story of some of DC Comics greatest Super-Villains and vigilantes, this one hour drama follows Detective Jim Gordon’s rise to power in a dangerously corrupt city that would spawn iconic characters such as The Penguin, Catwoman, The Riddler and a young Bruce Wayne. Airing Mondays at 8/7c this fall on FOX, Gotham stars Ben McKenzie (Southland), Donal Logue (Vikings), Sean Pertwee (Elementary), Robin Lord Taylor (The Walking Dead), Erin Richards (Being Human), David Mazouz (Touch), Camren Bicondova, Zabryna Guevara (Burn Notice), Cory Michael Smith (Camp X-Ray), Victoria Cartagena (The Good Wife), Andrew Stewart-Jones (Person of Interest) and Jada Pinkett Smith (The Matrix films). Bruno Heller (The Mentalist, Rome) wrote the Gotham pilot, which was directed by Danny Cannon (Nikita). Heller, Cannon and John Stephens (Gossip Girl) are executive producers of the series, which is based on the characters from DC Comics and is a production of Warner Bros. Television. Become a fan on Facebook at www.facebook.com/GOTHAMonFOX, and follow the show on Twitter at @Gotham.

About The Flash

This lightning-paced super hero drama follows the high-speed adventures of the Fastest Man Alive. After an unexpected accident with a Particle Accelerator, police scientist and everyday guy Barry Allen finds himself suddenly charged with the ability to move at incredible speeds, which he uses to help the people of Central City. Premiering October 7 and airing Tuesdays at 8/7c on The CW, The Flash stars Grant Gustin (Arrow, Glee), Candice Patton (The Game), Rick Cosnett (The Vampire Diaries), Danielle Panabaker (Friday the 13th), Carlos Valdes, with Tom Cavanagh (Ed, Scrubs) and Jesse L. Martin (Law & Order). John Wesley Shipp (The Flash [1990]) guest stars. Greg Berlanti (Arrow, Green Lantern), Andrew Kreisberg (Arrow, Fringe) and DC Entertainment’s Chief Creative Officer Geoff Johns wrote The Flash pilot, which was directed by David Nutter (Arrow, Game of Thrones, Smallville). Berlanti, Kreisberg, Nutter and Sarah Schechter (upcoming Peter Pan feature film) are executive producers of The Flash, which is based upon the characters from DC Comics and is produced by Bonanza Productions, Inc. in association with Berlanti Productions and Warner Bros. Television. Become a fan ofThe Flash on Facebook at www.facebook.com/CWTheFlash, and follow the show on Twitter at @CW_TheFlash.

About Constantine

John Constantine is a man waging war against the forces of darkness — from both within himself and the outside world. An irreverent con-man and occult expert, he doesn’t come down on the side of either good or evil…but ultimately might be the only thing defending us against the dark forces from beyond. Premiering October 24,Constantine will air Fridays at 10/9c on NBC and stars Matt Ryan (The Tudors) as John Constantine, Charles Halford (True Detective) as Chas and Harold Perrineau (Lost) as Manny. Based on the characters from DC Comics and produced by Bonanza Productions Inc. in association with Warner Bros. Television, Constantine is executive produced by Daniel Cerone (Dexter, The Mentalist) and David S. Goyer (The Dark Knight trilogy). Neil Marshall (The Descent) directed the pilot from a teleplay by Cerone and story by Cerone & Goyer. Become a fan of Constantine at www.facebook.com/Constantine and follow the show on Twitter at @NBCConstantine.

About Arrow

After being gone for five years, during which time he suffered unimaginable ordeals, billionaire Oliver Queen returned home to Starling City with a mysterious agenda and a new set of skills that he uses in a war on crime in this hard-hitting action series. Returning for its third season October 8, Arrow airs Wednesdays at 8/7c on The CW. Starring Stephen Amell, Katie Cassidy, David Ramsey, Willa Holland, Emily Bett Rickards, Colton Haynes, with John Barrowman and Paul Blackthorne, Arrow was developed and is executive produced by Greg Berlanti, Marc Guggenheim and Andrew Kreisberg. Based upon the characters from DC Comics, Arrow is produced by Bonanza Productions Inc. in association with Berlanti Productions and Warner Bros. Television. Become a fan on Facebook at www.facebook.com/CWArrow, and follow the show on Twitter at @CW_Arrow.

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AMC’S “DEAD, WHITE AND BLUE” WEEKEND FEATURING THE WALKING DEAD MARATHON AND A SNEAK PEEK OF SEASON 5 http://www.comicbooktherapy.com/amcs-dead-white-and-blue-weekend-featuring-the-walking-dead-marathon-and-a-sneak-peek-of-season-5-273852 http://www.comicbooktherapy.com/amcs-dead-white-and-blue-weekend-featuring-the-walking-dead-marathon-and-a-sneak-peek-of-season-5-273852#comments Mon, 30 Jun 2014 22:09:51 +0000 http://www.comicbooktherapy.com/?p=273852 Season 5 of AMC’s The Walking Dead doesn’t start until October, but in the meantime you can binge watch all the four seasons on AMC. Plus you will get a sneak peek at season 5 , which is currently filming. Check the following press release for more details: TUNE-IN FOR AMC’S “DEAD, WHITE AND BLUE” […]

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Season 5 of AMC’s The Walking Dead doesn’t start until October, but in the meantime you can binge watch all the four seasons on AMC. Plus you will get a sneak peek at season 5 , which is currently filming.

Check the following press release for more details:

TUNE-IN FOR AMC’S “DEAD, WHITE AND BLUE” WEEKEND FEATURING THE WALKING DEAD MARATHON AND
TALKING DEAD SEASON 5 PREVIEW SPECIAL
FROM FRIDAY, JULY 4 TO SUNDAY, JULY 6

MARATHON TO INCLUDE A NEVER-BEFORE-SEEN
SNEAK PEEK OF THE HIGHLY ANTICIPATED FIFTH SEASON

AMC ALSO AIRS TWO NOT-TO-BE-MISSED DOCUMENTARIES:
INSIDE THE WALKING DEAD ON JULY 8 AND
INSIDE THE WALKING DEAD: WALKER UNIVERSITY ON JULY 15

Celebrate summer with AMC’s “Dead, White and Blue” Weekend from Friday, July 4 through Sunday, July 6. All weekend long AMC will air a special marathon of its award-winning drama The Walking Dead, the #1 show on television among Adults 18-49. All four seasons of the hit series will air back-to-back beginning Friday, July 4 at 9:00 a.m. ET/PT, and also include a first look at the highly anticipated fifth season. The sneak peek will post to AMC.com following air. The marathon weekend culminates with a Talking Dead Season 5 Preview Special, hosted by Chris Hardwick, on Sunday, July 6 at 9:00pm ET/PT featuring The Walking Dead showrunner and executive producer Scott M. Gimple and actress Aisha Tyler. The fifth season of The Walking Dead premieres this October.

Fans can also check out two new documentaries about The Walking Dead, produced by Big Machine for AMC Studios, which feature all-new behind-the-scenes footage and interviews with the cast and producers from the set in Atlanta:

· Inside The Walking Dead – Tuesday, July 8 at 10:00pm ET/PT
This one-hour documentary will showcase how this remarkable series is made. The executive producers will discuss the process of mapping out the show and viewers will hear from all of the key production departments – from production design and special effects to costumes and makeup – about their role in crafting the world of The Walking Dead.

· Inside The Walking Dead: Walker University –Tuesday, July 15 at 10:00pm ET/PT AMC’s second doc will follow the journey from extra to walker. Viewers will learn that there is much more to becoming part of the living dead than just make-up, and will get an inside perspective on the choreography, acting and motivation behind each zombie, including a look at what takes place at The Walking Dead’s own Zombie School.
The Walking Dead is based on the comic book series written by Robert Kirkman and published by Image Comics. The series tells the story of the months and years after a zombie apocalypse and follows a group of survivors, led by sheriff Rick Grimes, who travel in search of a safe and secure home. The Walking Dead stars Andrew Lincoln, Norman Reedus, Steven Yeun, Lauren Cohan, Chandler Riggs, Melissa McBride, Emily Kinney, Danai Gurira, Chad Coleman and Sonequa Martin-Green. The series is executive produced by Gimple, Robert Kirkman, Gale Anne Hurd, Greg Nicotero, David Alpert and Tom Luse.

Talking Dead, AMC’s live after show that serves as a platform for discussion on The Walking Dead, is produced by Embassy Row and executive produced by Michael Davies, Jennifer Kelly Patton and Brandon Monk.

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First Official Look At Michael Rooker As Yondu (Kind Of) In GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY http://www.comicbooktherapy.com/first-official-look-michael-rooker-yondu-kind-guardians-galaxy-273846 http://www.comicbooktherapy.com/first-official-look-michael-rooker-yondu-kind-guardians-galaxy-273846#comments Mon, 30 Jun 2014 22:06:04 +0000 http://www.comicbooktherapy.com/?p=273846 In the various teasers and trailers that we’ve seen for James Gunn’s anticipated Guardians of the Galaxy, we’ve gotten great looks at the five main characters in the film, and a few other characters, such as the lethal Nebula, played by Karen Gillan and the big baddie of the film Ronan The Accuser, played by Lee Pace. However, there’s been a character […]

Josh "ecksmanfan" Johnson, First Official Look At Michael Rooker As Yondu (Kind Of) In GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY

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In the various teasers and trailers that we’ve seen for James Gunn’s anticipated Guardians of the Galaxy, we’ve gotten great looks at the five main characters in the film, and a few other characters, such as the lethal Nebula, played by Karen Gillan and the big baddie of the film Ronan The Accuser, played by Lee Pace. However, there’s been a character that we’ve yet to see, aside from a couple on-set pics, and that is Yondu, played by Michael Rooker. The character is said to be the man who rescues our hero Star-Lord ad serves as a father figure of sorts.

This afternoon, James Gunn took to Facebook to reveal our first official pic of the character, but there’s a catch: we only get an outline of the character. However, Gunn does give a bit of history on the character and how his inclusion in the film came to be. Check out the pic below, as well as Gunn’s quote.

Guardians of the Galaxy hits theaters August 1st, and stars Chris Pratt, Zoe Saldana, Dave Bautista, Bradley Cooper, Vin Diesel, Lee Pace, Karen Gillan, Glenn Close, Josh Brolin, Michael Rooker and John C. Reilly.

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EDITORIAL: Michael Bay Is The Only Person Who Can Save TRANSFORMERS http://www.comicbooktherapy.com/editorial-michael-bay-person-can-save-transformers-273825 http://www.comicbooktherapy.com/editorial-michael-bay-person-can-save-transformers-273825#comments Mon, 30 Jun 2014 21:19:43 +0000 http://www.comicbooktherapy.com/?p=273825 Any film that rakes in $100 million in three days is a successful film, regardless of whether or not critics, or fans, actually liked it. It’s also almost a guarantee that another film is coming. However, with Transformers: Age of Extinction, we already knew a fifth film was on it’s way and likely to hit theaters […]

Josh "ecksmanfan" Johnson, EDITORIAL: Michael Bay Is The Only Person Who Can Save TRANSFORMERS

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michael-bay-transformers4622_1386264055Any film that rakes in $100 million in three days is a successful film, regardless of whether or not critics, or fans, actually liked it. It’s also almost a guarantee that another film is coming. However, with Transformers: Age of Extinction, we already knew a fifth film was on it’s way and likely to hit theaters some time in 2016, possibly 2017. But, there are still a lot of unanswered questions surrounding the next film in the franchise, with the biggest one being whether or not Michael Bay would be returning to direct the sequel. And herein lies the problem: Michael Bay is the one person who can save this franchise. How, you ask? By leaving it behind him. But more on that in a bit. Let’s first take a look at the previous four films before we dive into the fifth.

Way back in 2007, when the first Transformers film hit theaters, many folks were excited by the prospect of seeing these giant robots battle it out on the big screen, with the fate of humans and robots alike in the hands of Optimus Prime and his group of butt-kicking Autobots. I’m sure i”m not alone when I say that the first time I saw Prime transform in that alleyway, I was giddy with delight. And then came the battles scenes, where we saw the robot’s taking to the streets and beating the crap out of each other. If nothing else, Michael Bay gave us some great action scenes and decent humor in the first film, without it being too in your face and pushing the boundaries of silly. Overall, the film is nothing more than you’d expect from a Michael Bay movie: explosions, humor and action.

Let’s fast-forward to 2009 with the release of Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen. Early on, this sequel had loads of potential. We learned that the popular Constructicons would be included and that Megatron was returning with the backing of an even bigger threat. However, things turned sour fairly quickly, as the script, put together Ehren Kruker and Hollywood script royalty Roberto Orci and Alex Kurtzman, was a disaster, filled with silly humor, terrible dialogue and a rather dull plot. At times, it felt like you were watching a film that was written by a 12 year old boy trying to makes his friends laugh. I don’t think I need to mention that “out of body” experience, so I? Let alone on the racist undertones with several of the characters. With the exception of the final battle in which Optimus added some rather ridiculous accessories, the other fight scenes in the movie were pretty good. Overall, however, this film was a step back in quality.

With Dark of the Moon, Bay changed the game once again, but bringing in Sentinel Prime and adding a twist to the story, as well as some rather emotional scenes and losses. Megan Fox was given the boot before production even began on this film, for some rather degrading comments towards Bay. She was replaced by a carp in a pant suit that had even less screen presence than her predecessor. Michael-bay-AwesomeBut that certainly is not why Bay hired her. The threat was much bigger and the action scenes were back on par. The script took a more adult approach as well, dropping the childish humor and going for more expected dialogue. We finally get to see the happenings on Cybertron, but not nearly enough and many had hoped. Hopefully, with future films, this is something they can explore. This installment was a step in the right direction and a great opportunity for Michael Bay to turn things around.

Which brings me to Age of Extinction. We have a new set of humans to follow, led by Mark Wahlberg, as well as a new group of Autobots who have had just about enough of humans. It’s up to Wahlberg’s character, Cade Yaeger, to change their mind. Overall, the film was just OK. Not as good as the first, but not as bad as Revenge of the Fallen. Once again, the blame falls to a rather lack-luster script and a story that just isn’t that interesting, leaving viewers asking more questions than they went into the film asking. While the new Autobots are cool, they don’t hold a candle to Ratchet, Ironhide and Sideswipe. But, then there’s the Dinobots, who were certainly one of the highlights of the film. I’m hoping that wasn’t just a one-time gig for them.

So where do we go from here? Like I stated earlier, it all falls to Michael Bay and his decision of whether he will return for more. After the release of Dark of the Moon, Bay stated repeatedly that he would not be returning for the fourth film. However, he did and in doing so, he wanted to start things new and set up a new trilogy for a new director to work with. Now, he’s saying he’s done and is ready to move on. In order to save this franchise from going down a road that it will never return from, I think it’s time for Bay, and his writersto move on. It’s time for a new director to take the wheel and see what they can do. This is how Michael Bay can be the savior of this franchise and it desperately needs saving. Step aside and make room for some new blood. It is honestly a shame he didn’t do this with the fourth film and I hope he realizes that.

What I’d like to see happen is someone that is more of a storyteller take over the project, someone who can take an entirely new and unexpected approach to the characters. Duncan Jones comes to mind. I know he’s busy with the Warcraft film, so that’s pretty much out, but it at least gets the wheels spinning as to the potential that Transformers has and the incredible stories that could be told. Especially if they expand on Galvatron, who was severely under-used in Age of Extinction. Not to mention the possibility of Unicron. What say you fans? Is it time for Michael Bay to step away? Who would you like to see take the reigns on the project? Sound off below!

 

Josh "ecksmanfan" Johnson, EDITORIAL: Michael Bay Is The Only Person Who Can Save TRANSFORMERS

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SDCC 14: Skybound Reveals Exclusives http://www.comicbooktherapy.com/sdcc-14-skybound-reveals-exclusives-273835 http://www.comicbooktherapy.com/sdcc-14-skybound-reveals-exclusives-273835#comments Mon, 30 Jun 2014 21:03:48 +0000 http://www.comicbooktherapy.com/?p=273835 We are so close to the mother of all cons , San Diego Comic Con International, and that means EXCLUSIVES! Today Skybound has released their limited exclusives for this year, and they are amazing! Make sure you save up some money because you are going to want to buy all of them! First of all, […]

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We are so close to the mother of all cons , San Diego Comic Con International, and that means EXCLUSIVES!

Today Skybound has released their limited exclusives for this year, and they are amazing! Make sure you save up some money because you are going to want to buy all of them!

First of all, we got a new figure from McFarlane Toys!

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The Walking Dead Ezekiel Action Figure ($25). Ezekiel is the next character in Skybound’s exclusive lineup of limited edition The Walking Dead action figures from McFarlane Toys. Ezekiel comes with his trademark sword-cane and is available in full color and black & white with blood splatter.

As you might know, we are huge fans of Manifest Destiny. We are so excited to see that we are getting this:
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Manifest Destiny Watch ($75). Vannen once again brings style to your wrist with the latest Skybound Exclusive watch, this time featuring artwork from the breakout hit, Manifest Destiny. Each watch is signed by writer Chris Dingess and artist Matthew Roberts. Limited to 150 pieces.

Lucille, Lucille..

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The Walking Dead Lucille Vinyl Mini Replica Bat ($40). Negan’s favorite lady, Lucille,immortalized in vinyl and designed by the team at October Toys. This vinyl mini replica bat is limited to 2500 pieces.

Manifest Destiny Volume 1 Hardcover ($30). Collects MANIFEST DESTINY #1-6.

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Dead Body Road Volume 1 Hardcover ($30). Collects DEAD BODY ROAD #1-6.

The Walking Dead #129 & Manifest Destiny #8 Skybound Exclusive Connecting Variant Covers ($10 each).

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Believe it or not there’s more Skybound exclusives! Make sure you click HERE to see all of them.

Let us know which ones you will get.

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Kickstart The Art: Here We Go (A Collection of Short Comics) By Jesse Young http://www.comicbooktherapy.com/kickstart-art-go-collection-short-comics-jesse-young-273813 http://www.comicbooktherapy.com/kickstart-art-go-collection-short-comics-jesse-young-273813#comments Mon, 30 Jun 2014 20:00:08 +0000 http://www.comicbooktherapy.com/?p=273813 Welcome to another edition of Kickstart The Art, the semi-regular feature where we talk about some Kickstarter projects that are well worth your time and attention. Today’s entry is for a writer we’ve covered a lot here on CBTthe past year. Short story writer extraordinaire Jesse Young is collecting some of his work into a […]

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youngWelcome to another edition of Kickstart The Art, the semi-regular feature where we talk about some Kickstarter projects that are well worth your time and attention. Today’s entry is for a writer we’ve covered a lot here on CBTthe past year. Short story writer extraordinaire Jesse Young is collecting some of his work into a collected edition for your reading pleasure. Young is rounding up seven of his short stories with art from an incredible group of people into a 62-page, full color softcover paperback. The project launched a few days ago and is already at the halfway point for funding.

The seven shorts included in the collection are Here We Go, Forbidden Love, The Daring Adventures of Android Jones Parts 1 and 2, Ex Occultus- The Sword of Peleus, He’s Heating Up, and The Devil You Know. The book itself is actually finished, so the pledges will go to printing costs. There is no risk to the project, which is always great to know going in. Young explains why he launched the Kickstarter:

I’ve been working hard to create the best short stories possible and now with Kickstarter and backers like you, I can actually get them printed. The reality is, being an independent creator, I simply don’t have the money to front the printing of these books. Kickstarter has proven to be a great way for people to pre-order books they like and for me to gauge interest in the project. The best part is I don’t receive any money unless the project goal is hit. So you don’t have to worry about spending money on a project that might not actually happen.

So the book is done, it just needs to be printed. The stories themselves are all great and span a variety of genres, from sci-fi, action/adventures, western, crime noir, sports, and more. In fact, I’ve reviewed a good chunk of them and raved over the vast majority. You can see the reviews for Here We Go, Ex Occultus, The Daring Adventures Of Android Jones #2, Forbidden Love, and The Devil You Know by clicking the respective titles. You can check out Jesse‘s site by clicking right here. And of course you can read all about the Kickstarter on the official page right here. Young is a writer I’ve said you’ll be hearing more and more about, so this project is a perfect sampler platter of his and his artistic collaborator’s talents. I’ve gotten to take a look at the book, and it’s packaged and presented very well. I highly encourage you to check out the Kickstarter and see if it’s a good fit for you. What do you think about Young‘s presentation? Have you been checking out the shorts on his site?

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Bryan Singer Teases The FOUR HORSEMEN In New Script Pic http://www.comicbooktherapy.com/bryan-singer-teases-four-horsemen-new-script-pic-273812 http://www.comicbooktherapy.com/bryan-singer-teases-four-horsemen-new-script-pic-273812#comments Mon, 30 Jun 2014 19:20:45 +0000 http://www.comicbooktherapy.com/?p=273812 I think it’s fair to say that most fans were quite please with the events of X-Men: Days of Future Past and the fixing of many of the issues that have plagued the series, almost since day one. Granted, things still aren’t as perfect as they could be, but it’s a helluva goo way to turn […]

Josh "ecksmanfan" Johnson, Bryan Singer Teases The FOUR HORSEMEN In New Script Pic

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1400759068-10apocalyp-oI think it’s fair to say that most fans were quite please with the events of X-Men: Days of Future Past and the fixing of many of the issues that have plagued the series, almost since day one. Granted, things still aren’t as perfect as they could be, but it’s a helluva goo way to turn things around. One of the people we have to thank for this is actually one of the people who helped create the problem, Bryan Singer. As we know, he directed the first two films in the franchise and recently returned to helm the acclaimed Days of Future Past. Towards the end of production of that film, he revealed that he’d be returning to direct the follow-up, X-Men: Apocalypse, which has already set a release date in 2016. Since then, Singer, when he hasn’t been involved in scandalshas been hard at work on the latest film, along with Fox’s go-to scribe Simon Kinberg.

This afternoon, Singer took to one of his favorite social media venues in Instagram, where he revealed an image of the script for Apocalypse. Now, this is big in a few ways. First, it confirms that Singer will still have a big part in the film, which was being questions due to his issues with a rather nasty lawsuit. Second, if you look at the bottom, right side of the image, you’ll see the words that will make many nerds quite happy: The Four Horsemen. In the closing scene of Days of Future Past, we saw a young En Sabah Nur using his abilities to assemble the pyramids of Egypt. In the background, we saw the famed Four Horsemen assembled on a hill top. It shouldn’t come as too big a surprise to see this included in the script, but it certainly is nice to get confirmation.

Now, we don’t know which characters will be included in the fearsome foursome, but there have been several rumors floating around that Magneto, played by Michael Fassbender would be on of the horsemen. A second, and separate, rumor suggested that Wolverine would be included. With the timelines completely altered, just about anyone could show up. We do know that the film will take place in the 1980′s and that Quicksilver, who literally stole the show in Days of Future Past, will likely have an expanded role in the film and that Singer would like to see Gambit, who would be played by Channing Tatum, and Nightcrawler join the team. Simon Kinberg has also stated that we will see characters from the modern films- Cyclops, Jean Grey, etc.- would also be included. Not sure how that will work out however.

What do you think of this news? Which characters would you like to see play the Four Horsemen? Sound off below!

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Mark Ruffalo Doesn’t Think A PLANET HULK Film ‘Is The Way To Go Yet’ http://www.comicbooktherapy.com/mark-ruffalo-doesnt-think-planet-hulk-film-way-go-yet-273803 http://www.comicbooktherapy.com/mark-ruffalo-doesnt-think-planet-hulk-film-way-go-yet-273803#comments Mon, 30 Jun 2014 18:40:46 +0000 http://www.comicbooktherapy.com/?p=273803 For almost two years now, there have been rumors claiming that when Marvel Studios finally gets around to making a new Hulk solo film it will be based on Planet Hulk. Director Joss Whedon shot those rumors down, Marvel Studios president Kevin Feige shot those rumors down, and Mark Ruffalo shot those rumors down. Even after all of that, the Planet Hulk talk pops […]

Cody "The Thorverine" Ferrell, Mark Ruffalo Doesn’t Think A PLANET HULK Film ‘Is The Way To Go Yet’

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hulkFor almost two years now, there have been rumors claiming that when Marvel Studios finally gets around to making a new Hulk solo film it will be based on Planet Hulk. Director Joss Whedon shot those rumors down, Marvel Studios president Kevin Feige shot those rumors down, and Mark Ruffalo shot those rumors down. Even after all of that, the Planet Hulk talk pops up from time to time. When MTV got the chance to speak with Ruffalo, and they once again asked about those pesky rumors and whether the actor thinks Planet Hulk is the way to go for a solo outing for the Green Goliath. Turns out Ruffalo isn’t that keen on the idea.

When asked if he thought the fan-favorite storyline could be adapted into the Hulk‘s next film, Ruffalo said that’s not the direction the character needs to go in right now. He explained, “I don’t think [Planet Hulk] is the way to go yet. I think you need more Banner. The whole thing is just him as Hulk, on a planet, fighting other gladiators.” The actor does have a point. Even if Plane Hulk was reworked for slightly more Banner, it is still by and large a Hulk story. Ruffalo and Andy Serkis have created a new way for Hulk to be presented on film through digital effects, but doing nothing but that for an entire movie probably isn’t very appealing to Ruffalo.

A Hulk solo film is a safe bet, but it’s still probably a few years out. Ruffalo has been talking a lot about the Hulk/Banner relationship and how it is expanded in Avengers: Age of Ultron, so probably expect something along those lines, set on earth, for a solo outing. What do you think about the actor’s comments? Do you think Planet Hulk could make for a good live-action movie?

 

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Will UNICRON Ever Show Up In The TRANSFORMERS Films? http://www.comicbooktherapy.com/will-unicron-ever-show-transformers-films-273802 http://www.comicbooktherapy.com/will-unicron-ever-show-transformers-films-273802#comments Mon, 30 Jun 2014 18:26:53 +0000 http://www.comicbooktherapy.com/?p=273802 This weekend saw Michael Bay’s latest installment in the Transformers franchise open to massive numbers, making it the largest opening of the year so far; raking in $100 million. Not too shabby. The bad news is that this is the lowest rated film in the series, with many movie-goers and critics ripping it apart for cheesy dialogue […]

Josh "ecksmanfan" Johnson, Will UNICRON Ever Show Up In The TRANSFORMERS Films?

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unicron-when-will-we-finally-see-unicronThis weekend saw Michael Bay’s latest installment in the Transformers franchise open to massive numbers, making it the largest opening of the year so far; raking in $100 million. Not too shabby. The bad news is that this is the lowest rated film in the series, with many movie-goers and critics ripping it apart for cheesy dialogue and in-your-face action with little to no substance to chew on. Opinions aside, plans for another film in the franchise are already in the works, with the possibility of it hitting theaters in just two year’s time. SPOILER ALERT Age of Extinction seemed to set up the next film, rather bluntly in fact, in the closing moments of the film. With Galvatron having a rather underwhelming role in this film, one can only hope that he will be back to take on the Autobots in the next film. END SPOILERSBut what about that other really big-baddie that fans of the franchise have been dying to see: Unicron? Will we ever see the massive villain on the big screen? Well, it seems that go-to Transformers scribe Ehren Kruger would like to make it happen, but there’s something standing in the way.

Kruger recently spoke with Huffington Post about his role in the massively successful film franchise, talking mostly about the latest installment, Age of Extinction. However, he was asked whether Unicron, the giant-sized baddie from Transformers lore, would ever make it to the big screen. Surprisingly, and to the pleasure of robot nerds everywhere, the character has been discussed.

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The only thing I do keep talking about that seems too big until we find the right stories for it — or the way to make it make sense – is the Unicron character from the mythology, who is a planet-size Transformers. It’s not that it’s too big, just that it’ll be onscreen whenever we figure out how to make it visually interesting and amazing.

It almost sounds like a timing thing. Meaning that the planets, so to speak, will all have to be aligned in order to make this happen. However, with the introduction of Galvatron to the world, as well as the mysterious “Creators”, and of course, the wickedly cool Dinobots, it’s quite possible that before too long, we could see Unicron battling it out with the Transformers. It will be no small task to pull it off though, as it will be a massive under taking.

Transformers: Age of Extinction is currently in theaters, so be sure to check it out. Transformers 5 is likely a go, but we’re not quite sure on the release date just yet. The return of Michael Bay is also unknown at this time. Previously, he’s stated that he’s done with the franchise, and he’s maintained that status throughout the press tour for the film. We’ll see though.

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DOCTOR WHO Gets A Returning Monster, A New Guest Star, And A Premiere Date http://www.comicbooktherapy.com/doctor-gets-returning-monster-new-guest-star-premiere-date-273795 http://www.comicbooktherapy.com/doctor-gets-returning-monster-new-guest-star-premiere-date-273795#comments Mon, 30 Jun 2014 17:48:29 +0000 http://www.comicbooktherapy.com/?p=273795 Doctor Who series 8 is filming out in the open today, so the BBC has released a few official statements and photos to keep the paparazzi from getting the scoop about a returning monster and a special guest star. In addition to today’s announcements, the BBC recently confirmed that the new series, the first for […]

Cody "The Thorverine" Ferrell, DOCTOR WHO Gets A Returning Monster, A New Guest Star, And A Premiere Date

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doctor whoDoctor Who series 8 is filming out in the open today, so the BBC has released a few official statements and photos to keep the paparazzi from getting the scoop about a returning monster and a special guest star. In addition to today’s announcements, the BBC recently confirmed that the new series, the first for new Doctor Peter Capaldi, will air this August. You can read about all this and a little more below!

The Beeb have announced that the Cybermen will be a returning baddie for Capaldi‘s first season and they will once again be sporting the new design introduced in Neil Gaiman‘s episode Nightmare in Silver. Along with that, Michelle Gomez has been cast as a character called The Gatekeeper of the Nethersphere. As you can see from the pic, she’ll be causing trouble alongside the Cybermen. Showrunner and head writer Steven Moffat said of the actress from shows like Bad Education andGreen Wing, “I’ve known Michelle for years, and I’m thrilled to welcome her to Doctor Who. She’s everything we need – brilliant, Scottish, and a tiny bit satanic.

It was also revealed this weekend that series 8 will debut Saturday, August 23 in both the UK and America. BBC America will roll out the first episode at 8PM. You can see the teaser trailer below. What do you think about the latest goings on in the world of Doctor Who?

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DC Announces Two Really Odd Batman-Related Books For October http://www.comicbooktherapy.com/dc-announces-two-really-odd-batman-related-books-october-273790 http://www.comicbooktherapy.com/dc-announces-two-really-odd-batman-related-books-october-273790#comments Mon, 30 Jun 2014 17:02:43 +0000 http://www.comicbooktherapy.com/?p=273790 DC Comics is once again expanding their Batman family of comics with the introduction of two rather odd books launching this October. EW unveiled the covers for the two ongoing titles along with some very brief details. One sees Arkham Asylum moving to a new location and the other feels a little Tumblr-y. Gerry Duggan (Deadpool) […]

Cody "The Thorverine" Ferrell, DC Announces Two Really Odd Batman-Related Books For October

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DC Comics is once again expanding their Batman family of comics with the introduction of two rather odd books launching this October. EW unveiled the covers for the two ongoing titles along with some very brief details. One sees Arkham Asylum moving to a new location and the other feels a little Tumblr-y.

Gerry Duggan (Deadpool) and artist Shawn Crystal will be working on Arkham Manor, which is described as a book looking at what happens when “stately Wayne Manor gets made over into the local psycho dungeon, and, perhaps predictably, some inmates wind up dead.” The other book is called Gotham Academyand is from Becky Cloonan and Brendan Fletcher with art from Karl Kerschl. That series is described as a “new monthly teen drama set at Gotham City’s most prestigious prep school. Bruce Wayne is a benefactor; other familiar characters may pop up in Academy’s twisted, teenybopping universe.

Newsarama confirmed with DC that both books are considered New 52 in-continuity. That means that something will happen to Arkham Asylum in the next few months that necessitates the big change. What that means for Bruce Wayne and Alfred‘s living situation (and the Batcave) remains to be seen. Those are some out of the box books with some out of the box premises, but we’ll just have to wait and see how things unfold. What do you think? Are you judging these books by their covers?

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