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RICH INTERVIEWS: Nathan Kempf Curator/Letterer for Adventures Everywhere: A Comic-Book Anthology for Kids

Mon, 10/18/2021 - 22:20

Rich: How did you get into Lettering comic books?

Nathan: Honestly, it was a “right place, right time” kind of situation. My partner and I went to a local comic-book shop here in France where Mateus Santolouco (TMNT) was signing some books. There, I met the people taking care of localizing comic-books (translating and adapting the lettering) for the French market, and I asked if they had a place for me, to which they answered “yes”. I worked for them for around two years as a localizing letterer, and then had the ambition of working on original stories instead of just localizing them and worked my way up from there. I now letter full-time.

Rich: What one of your published works stands out the most for you?

Nathan: When it comes to French books, I had the chance to work on a 60 issues series telling the entire History of my country, L’Histoire de France en Bande Dessinée, published by Hachette Collection. It was talked about on TV, newspapers, … and it allowed people to learn about this subject in a more accessible way, so I’m very proud to have worked on it.

When it comes to American comic-books, it would be Deadbox, published by Vault. I started lettering US comic-books in early 2020, so getting to work for such a popular publisher after so little time, and on an amazing story like this one feels unreal to me. I also got to letter this series through AndWorld Design. The founder Deron Bennet is a letterer I truly look up to, so working through his studio is incredible.

Rich: Why use an anthology format?

Nathan: I feel like the anthology format fits perfectly with a child’s attention span. On a more serious note, all kids will not relate to the same stories, which is normal, so it felt weird for me to release one story and just be satisfied with it. The anthology format also allows for creators from different backgrounds to come and tell a story they want to tell, and for more kids to be able to relate to this book. It’s important, especially in these times when the future is as unpredictable as ever. Going for an anthology format just felt right.

Rich: What is the theme throughout the anthology and why?

Nathan: Throughout this book, I wanted to show kids that anything can be an adventure (hence the name Adventures Everywhere). Whether you are trying to find an amazing place to eat dessert, moving to the other side of the country, or finding out who you really are, you will be put in a position of learning, growth, self-discovery, doubts, and so much more. I believe it is important to show kids it’s normal to go through those cycles, and that it may take time for them to discover who they want to be and carve their own path. In that way, life is an adventure, and I hope it will give hope to the kids reading this anthology.

Rich: Will this anthology inspire children and children of all ages?

Nathan: I truly believe so. We have stories for everyone: a fire-breathing hamster saving turtles, a child finding the perfect gift to their newborn sibling, the experience of a disabled teenager going to their first pride parade. Most issues faced by today’s youth are showcased in this book, so I’m convinced they will all be able to relate to the stories, find comfort in them, and also find inspiration.

Rich: Who are Jes & Cin and why are they important to “Adventures Everywhere: A Comic-Book Anthology for Kids”?

Nathan: JesnCin (short for Jessica and Jacinta Wibowo) are Indonesian identical twins who write and illustrate their own stories, such as LUNAR BOY under Harper Alley in 2023, and they are the ones who illustrated the cover for the anthology. A cover is so important, because it is the first thing people will see when looking at a book, and I feel like they did the job perfectly. Communication with them was easy and we got on the same foot quickly, which shows in the final product. Them being driven by creating empowering stories for younger readers was a huge bonus. Finding a cover artist was a very long process for me, but I couldn’t be any happier with the result.

Rich: How did you go about getting others involved in the making of “Adventures Everywhere: A Comic-Book Anthology for Kids”?

Nathan: Honestly, just an open call on Twitter. I have no prior experience in curating an anthology and I’m not well known in the comic-book world, so I was honestly not expecting people to answer the call, but it seemed like the easiest way for me to reach other creators. I ended up with hundreds of submissions and a lot to review, but it gave me the chance to find the stories and artists I truly believed in the most.

Rich: Who are a few of the talented people involved with this anthology?

Nathan: I’m lucky to have amazing creators working on this anthology! We have a foreword by Stephanie Cooke (Oh my Gods!), and stories by people such as Shadia Amin (Spider-Ham: Great Power, No Responsibility), Jordan Alsaqa (Raise Hell!), Brittany Matter (Into the Sunset), Quade Reed, and so many more.

Rich: How did you find the job of Curator challenging?

Nathan: The hardest part was reviewing and selecting stories. I think I went through 6 rounds a trimming down until I had a satisfying number of stories left. Curating the anthology was challenging as a whole, but I think it is mostly due to it being my first time. If there is a next time, I know the entire process will be easier, I already learned a lot about what I could have done better.

I’m also very lucky to have experienced people helping me on the backend before the anthology launches (Brittany Matter helped me a lot setting up the Kickstarter campaign page, and James Emmett is taking care of PR, which is a huge relief).

Rich: After this anthology what will you be working on next?

Nathan: I will be lettering, mostly. I have also written a mini-series called The Gaia Theory, that I am currently pitching to publishers. If it doesn’t work, it will go to Kickstarter early in 2022.

I am also working on two kids’ graphic novels, Ahoy! and The Road of the Dandelions, whenever I have the time, hoping to have them out there in the next few years.

Also, if this anthology’s campaign is a success, I already know the theme of the next one (and yes, it will still be for kids).

Rich: What other comics would you recommend?

Nathan: Oh, that’s a tough one! Lately, I’ve been binge reading (again) Saga and Locke & Key, they’re amazing stories that I could read repeatedly. I’m also a big fan of Tom Taylor’s Nightwing and Superman: Son of Kal-El.

When it comes to middle-grade / young-adult books the Marvel stories published by Scholastics are truly great (Miles Morales: Shock Wave, Spider-Ham: Great Power, No Responsibility, …). Actually, comic-book wise, I feel like kids can’t go wrong with Scholastic’s books.

Rich: Why use kickstarter and what is the url for this one?

Nathan: Kickstarter is a great way for projects like this anthology to actually see the light of day. Between paying creators, printing costs, and all the different expenses, such a book can very easily cost more than $10K to create. Funding it through Kickstarter is an amazing way to connect with fans and peers, while making sure there will be people to support the book when it’s out there.

You can find the campaign at

Rich: Why do you love comic books?

Nathan: This medium is truly amazing, I feel like it has the best parts of all other storytelling mediums. It’s kind of a like a novel, but you’re not limited to words to tell your story. Your visual storytelling is also not limited by a budget like movies can be. To me, comic-books are the absolute best way to tell compelling stories and have it easily available to everyone. I mean, just look at how popular Webtoon is, and how many people are creating stories for this platform only.

Rich: Any words for the fans who support this anthology?

Nathan: Thank you, from everyone involved. Your support matters so, so much, and we couldn’t make this project without you. If the campaign succeeds, I cannot wait to have all your feedback, and I hope you will enjoy reading it as much as we enjoy creating it.

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DC Fandome DC  Reveals: Direct Statues and THE BATMAN MOVIE  Action Figures!

Mon, 10/18/2021 - 22:13

Check out McFarlane Toys reveals from DC Fandome!

DC FanDome 2021 raised the bar and revealed for the FIRST TIME EVER spectacular
NEW McFarlane Toys DC Direct Statues!

Plus the launch of the first wave of THE BATMAN Movie Action Figure collection!

                   

Legendary Comic Artist and McFarlane Toys CEO Todd McFarlane shared new details about McFarlane Toys recently announcing a partnership with DC Direct to create new DC collectibles and revealed the FIRST LOOK of the McFarlane Toys DC Direct lines!

 

 

In 2022, McFarlane Toys will start releasing  BRAND NEW DC statues and figures, including:

  • The first-ever created The Batman Movie Statues of the  BATMAN and THE RIDDLER in time for its theatrical release.
  • A new statue, Joker: Purple Craze, based on superstar artist Greg Capullo’s The Joker from Batman: Death in the Family
  • Continue the incredibly popular Batman Black & White line with a stunning statue by Mike Mignola that offers a unique companion piece to the other Black and White Statues
  •  McFarlane Toys The BATMAN Movie DC Multiverse action figures featuring Batman, Catwoman, The Riddler and the Batcycle.  All figures sold separately.

You can NOW pre-order some of our VERY FIRST figures from The Batman movie DC Multiverse line and PRE-ORDER the FOUR DC Direct Statues revealed during DC Fandome!

BATMAN 1:6 RESIN STATUE (THE BATMAN MOVIE ) PRE-ORDER NOW! BATMAN BLACK & WHITE: BATMAN BY MIKE MIGNOLA PRE-ORDER NOW! THE RIDDLER 1:6 RESIN STATUE (THE BATMAN MOVIE) PRE-ORDER NOW! THE JOKER PURPLE CRAZE BY GREG CAPULLO PRE-ORDER NOW! BATMAN – THE BATMAN (MOVIE) PRE-ORDER NOW! CATWOMAN – THE BATMAN (MOVIE) PRE-ORDER NOW! THE RIDDLER – THE BATMAN (MOVIE) PRE-ORDER NOW! BATCYCLE – THE BATMAN (MOVIE) PRE-ORDER NOW!
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WHAT HAPPENS WHEN UTOPIA FAILS?

Mon, 10/18/2021 - 22:09

Creators George Mann and Aleta Vidal Explore the End of The World in New Graphic Novel’ MOTHERBRIDGE

MILWAUKIE, Ore., (October 19, 2021)Dark Horse Comics is pleased to announce a new original graphic novel that explores motherhood and myth in the dystopian fantasy MOTHERBRIDGE: Seeds of Change. This new, emotionally rich epic from Sunday Times bestselling creator of Newbury & Hobbes George Mann and rising artist Aleta Vidal arrives May 2022.

 

In the aftermath of a failed utopia, an exiled woman fights to be reunited with her children by harnessing the mythic power that changed the planet forever.

 

Twenty years ago, the World Mother awoke, forming an enormous “worldbridge” from manmade ruins and knotted vegetation that spanned the globe. Borders fell, millions migrated, and legendary creatures returned to the forests. But recently, the World Mother has gone silent, and the worldbridge has begun to wither. Borders are being reinstated. Now, one woman, cast out by her adoptive nation, must assemble a team of outcasts to reawaken the World Mother and bring down the wall separating her from her family.

 

“Motherbridge is a story very close to my heart, and one that’s been bubbling away in my subconscious for many years. In some ways it’s a reaction to the global difficulties we’re all living through at the moment—climate change, species extinction, isolationist politics—but it’s also very much a story of hope and love. At its heart, this is a tale about family, both biological and found, and about how even the smallest acts of compassion can change the world for the better. It’s been a joy to work on this book with Aleta and watch her bring Hayley and her world to stunning, vivid life.” – George Mann

 

“It took a second from when I received the proposal to work on this project until I accepted it, I felt it was for me from minute one.  This story is a tribute to diversity and love for our world, with a family finding each other in the middle and enlarging it along the way.  this is a great love story.  Working on things that I believe in, teaming up with people who share those beliefs like George, gives me the strength to carry them out. I’ve draw from the soul every line.” – Aleta Vidal

 

MOTHERBRIDGE: Seeds of Change arrives in comic shops May 18, 2022 and bookstores May 31, 2022 and is available for pre-order now through Amazon, Barnes and Noble, and your local comic shop for $19.99.

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RICH REVIEWS: ANT # 1

Mon, 10/18/2021 - 22:07

Title: ANT # 1
Publisher: Image Comics
Story/Art/Color: Erik Larsen
Flats: Mike Toris
Letters: Jack Morelli
Harworking Farm Boy: Josh Eichhorn
Based in part on the work of: Mario Gully
ANT created by: Mario Gully
Price: $ 3.99 US
Rating: 4 out of 5 stars
Website: www.imagecomics.com
Comments: The villians ANT faces are Randy Dandy, Pussyfoot, Yuck-It-Up, Quizmaster, and Half-Black and ANT is a action packed hero diving into these villians. Hannah a young girl is shown drawing ANT’s adventure. The villains she imagines are what you might expect from a young girl.
Hannah’s life growing up is a hard one. Her dad busy with work, her mother not in her life, and a bully harrassing her. Then things get really bad. As ANt is born in blood and death she is not someone you ever want to mess with.
The art showing ANT posing as an ant might is stunning. This origin is one amazing story wonderfully told.
This new series of ANT does make use of parts from the previous ones and improves on it. Hannah is starting her career as a super-hero and she has the right attitude. She is strong willed yet she used to be weak of body well not any more. Her new antennae are a deadly weapon. This new improved Hannah is ANT and evil better run.
The costume design makes use of black to hi-light the costume which does fit Hannah like a second skin. The visuals of it make it and ANT jump out at you.
ANT is a hero for those who need one.

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SHE-HULK IS BACK TO SHAKE UP THE MARVEL UNIVERSE IN NEW COMIC SERIES BY RAINBOW ROWELL AND ROGÊ ANTÔNIO

Mon, 10/18/2021 - 20:18

Brand-new She-Hulk ongoing comic series launches in January

 

New York, NY— October 18, 2021 — Marvel’s sensational powerhouse returns! One of comics’ most beloved heroes, Jennifer Walters, A.K.A. She-Hulk, will star in a new ongoing comic series starting in January. Written by acclaimed author Rainbow Rowell (RUNAWAYS) with art by Rogê Antônio (X-MEN: RED, HELLIONS), SHE-HULK will see the character embark on a journey that heralds back to her fan-favorite solo adventures of the past while embracing a fresh new future for the character. Promising to be a delight for fans as well as newcomers to She-Hulk’s saga, the series will once again prove why Jennifer Walters is the greatest character around!

 

Following her transformative time in Jason Aaron’s AVENGERS, She-Hulk is eager to put her rage-filled days behind her and return to practicing law in defense of the innocent. She’s got a career to rebuild, friends to reconnect with (and maybe represent in a court of law) and enemies to…well, she may not want to connect with them, but they are DEFINITELY going to connect with her. And when a friend from her past comes knocking with a mystery she can’t resist, she’ll quickly be back to bashing. The last page of this debut issue is going to send Jen down a road she’s never traveled, one that will shake up her life and possibly the whole Marvel Universe.

 

“She-Hulk is the best of the best,” Rowell said. “She’s smart, she’s funny—and she’s really and truly heroic (all that and she has the best hair in comics). Jen has always been at the top of my Marvel wishlist, and I’m thrilled to be writing her next chapter.”

 

“I’m very excited and feel honored to be a part of this exciting new phase of She-Hulk,” Antônio said. “Working with Rainbow Rowell has been inspiring and it’s amazing how she lets her passion for the character shine through on every page. I hope the fans have as much fun reading as I’m having illustrating these new adventures.”

 

A premiere issue so big it’ll have not one but two dazzling main covers—one by astounding cover artist Jen Bartel and another by comics legend Adam Hughes! Check them out below and be there when She-Hulk smashes her way into a new era on January 12!

 

 

 

SHE-HULK #1

Written by RAINBOW ROWELL

Art by ROGÊ ANTÔNIO

Cover A by JEN BARTEL

Cover B by ADAM HUGHES

On Sale 1/12

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CATWOMAN: HUNTED

Mon, 10/18/2021 - 17:29

ELIZABETH GILLIES AND STEPHANIE BEATRIZ LEAD STELLAR CAST IN A NEW DC ANIMATED MOVIE WITH AN ANIME TWIST;
AVAILABLE ON 4K Ultra HD™ BLU-RAY combo pack,
BLU-RAY™ AND DIGITAL ON FEBRUARY 8, 2022

CATWOMAN: HUNTED HEADS ROBUST SLATE OF
DC-THEMED FILMS AND SHORTS COLLECTIONS COMING IN 2022

BURBANK, CA (October 16, 2021) – Everyone’s favorite felonious feline takes action, adventure and theft to new heights – and in an entrancing anime style – in Catwoman: Hunted, an all-new DC Animated Movie. Produced by Warner Bros. Animation, DC and Warner Bros. Home Entertainment, the feature-length animated film is set for release on 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray Combo Pack (USA $29.99 SRP; Canada $34.99 SRP), Blu-ray (USA $24.99 SRP; Canada $29.99 SRP) and Digital on February 8, 2022.

Catwoman: Hunted kicks off an impressive slate of DC-centric animated films coming in 2022 from Warner Bros. Home Entertainment. Following Catwoman: Hunted, the 2022 releases include two new entries to the popular DC Universe movies and DC animated movies canons – Green Lantern: Beware My Power and Battle of the Super Sons – as well as a film for younger fans, Teen Titans Go! & DC Super Hero Girls: Mayhem in the Multiverse. The year will also see the presentation of DC Showcase – Constantine: House of Mystery, the latest compilation of animated shorts anchored by a story involving the Hellblazer himself; and the highly anticipated 4K Ultra HD release of Batman: The Long Halloween – Deluxe Edition, which ramps up the R-rated action across both halves of the acclaimed film, now melded together as one dynamic thriller.

In the all-new original Catwoman: Hunted, Catwoman’s attempt to steal a priceless jewel puts her squarely in the crosshairs of both a powerful consortium of villains and the ever-resourceful Interpol, not to mention Batwoman. It might just be enough to contain her. Or not.

Elizabeth Gillies (Dynasty, Sex & Drugs & Rock & Roll, Vacation) and Stephanie Beatriz (Brooklyn Nine-Nine, In The Heights) lead the cast of Catwoman: Hunted as the voices of Catwoman and Batwoman, respectively. Also featured is Jonathan Banks (Breaking Bad, Better Call Saul) as Black Mask, Steve Blum (Cowboy Bebop, Star Wars Rebels) as Solomon Grundy, Lauren Cohan (The Walking Dead, Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice) as Julia Pennyworth, Keith David (They Live, The Thing, Gargoyles) as Tobias Whale, Zehra Fazal (Young Justice) as Talia al Ghul and Nosferata, Jonathan Frakes (Star Trek: the Next Generation) as King Faraday and Boss Moxie, Kirby Howell-Baptiste (The Good Place, Barry) as Barbara Minerva/Cheetah, Kelly Hu (Arrow, X2: X-Men United) as Cheshire, Andrew Kishino (Batman vs. Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles) as Mr. Yakuza and Domino 6, Eric Lopez (Madagascar: A Little Wild) as Domino 1, Jacqueline Obradors (Bosch, NYPD Blue) as La Dama, and Ron Yuan (Mortal Kombat 11) as Doctor Tzin.

Catwoman: Hunted is directed by Shinsuke Terasawa (Gintama, Yo-kai Watch) from a script penned by Greg Weisman (Young Justice, Gargoyles). Producer is Ethan Spaulding (Mortal Kombat Legends: Battle of the Realms) and Executive Producer is Sam Register.

The Catwoman: Hunted 4K Ultra HD Combo Pack features an Ultra HD Blu-ray disc in 4K with HDR and a Blu-ray disc featuring the film; the Blu-ray Combo Pack features the film in hi-definition. The 4K Ultra HD Combo Pack and Blu-ray Combo Pack include a digital version of the film.

Catwoman: Hunted – Special Features
4K Ultra HD Blu-ray Combo Pack, Blu-ray and Digital

When The Hunter Becomes The Hunted (New Featurette) – When does the hunter become the hunted? In this case it’s when Selina Kyle steals the “Cat’s Eye” emerald and Batwoman informs her, “Congratulations, Selina, you just became Leviathan’s No. 1 target.” Those targeting Catwoman include wave after wave of assassins, ninjas, and Super-Villains – from Tobias Whale, Black Mask, Cheshire and Nosferata to Solomon Grundy, Talia al Ghul and Cheetah. In this all-new featurette, our experts break down the backstory of each integral villain.

Catwoman: The Feline Femme Fatale – Watch the documentary on Catwoman’s history.

Looking for a refresher course on animated Super Hero entertainment before seeing Catwoman: Hunted? HBO Max has a rich catalog of DC-centric films and series readily available for viewing!

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Iron Circus Comics Launches a Kickstarter for Kendra Wells’s REAL HERO SHIT 

Mon, 10/18/2021 - 16:40

Adventure Awaits in This Funny, Sexy, and Queer Fantasy Graphic Novel

(October 18, 2021) Iron Circus Comics has launched a Kickstarter campaign for REAL HERO SHIT, a 120-page original graphic novel by acclaimed cartoonist Kendra Wells about a mismatched group of adventurers. The quirky fantasy adventure tale follows a demonic playboy prince, a stoic half-elf, a short-fused mage, and a compassionate cleric as they go forth to protect the innocent, fight injustice, and show off how cool they look.

“Real Hero Shit is the most self-indulgent comic I have ever created,” said Kendra Wells, the acclaimed cartoonist of Tell No Tales: Pirates of the Southern Seas, who has contributed to The Nib and designed characters for Dimension 20’s The Unsleeping City. “I found myself looking at the stories I loved, like the Dragon Age video game series and D&D shows like Critical Role, and was like ‘what’s stopping me from making a story like this? One that is silly and sexy and gay?’ I decided that this would be the kind of story that I wanted to read because if I’m looking for this, other people must be as well. Very ‘if you build it, they will come’, but instead of a baseball field, I’ve made a queer little medieval fantasy book with dick jokes in it.”

In REAL HERO SHIT, people are going missing in a small mountain town, and the city guards are blocked from a real investigation. The notorious Underguild has assigned Michel a secret mission: find the missing villagers and bring whatever kidnapped them to justice. Unfortunately for Michel and his fellow adventurers, Ani and Hocus, they’re short a fighter and need one more party member to foil this plot. Even more unfortunately, the only volunteer seems to be the arrogant, ostentatious, purple playboy Prince Eugene looking to cure his boredom.

Covert is not a concept that Prince Eugene is familiar with, and let’s just say his commitment to the mission is questionable. Every day is basically spring break for Eugene, but outside the palace walls he crashes into a hard reality: the system that kept him safe in his silk-sheeted bed isn’t particularly concerned with the well-being of anyone who isn’t him. Eugene will have to level-up his awareness if he means to be a real hero, and time is running short!

“Real Hero Shit is EVERYTHING we look for in an Iron Circus title,” said Iron Circus Publisher Spike Trotman. “Beautifully-drawn, hilarious, and moving. I straight-up consider it our 2022 flagship title.”

“If you like your fantasy stories chock-full of sharp character writing and queer representation, don’t miss REAL HERO SHIT by Kendra Wells,” says editor Kel McDonald, “It’s a true gem. The demon prince playboy, Eugene, is an especially endearing flirt.”

To support the campaign, head to https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/ironspike/real-hero-shit-by-kendra-wells

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BUMP Returns!

Mon, 10/18/2021 - 16:13

After the success of the first issue, earning 247% of the required funding thanks to over 160 backers, BUMP is back for issue two with another Kickstarter campaign. The second issue will feature bigger stories and bigger names, but also still feature some of the best up-and-coming comic book artists in short 3-page horror stories.

Written by Joseph S. Farrar, BUMP is a black-and-white horror anthology that features a number of artists for each issue, coming from a number of different backgrounds and showcasing many different art styles. For issue two, there are six incredible artists on board for interior art.

  • Joe Eisma (Morning Glories, Engineward, Archie, The Flash)
  • Morgan Beem (Swamp Thing: Twin Branches, Wonder Woman: Black & Gold)
  • Colleen Palmer (Crow and the Eternal Night)
  • Cat Parra (Dates)
  • Spencer Davis (Source Jammer Tezca)
  • Dann Franco (If On A Winter’s Night)

The six artists will be working on six different stories, ranging from creepy tales of inhuman beings to realistic stories of dread and terror. Each story has a style that is enhanced by the specifically chosen artist working on it.

Issue two also features cover art by three of the best contemporary artists in the comic book industry, with main covers by Vasco Georgiev and Juni Ba, with a special Pumpkingirl variant by Caspar Wijngaard. BUMP #2 will feature lettering by Haley Rose-Lyon and design work by DC Hopkins.

The Kickstarter campaign will launch on the 29th of October, with early bird reward tiers and all-in-one cover bundles for collectors, as well as stretch goals that aim to increase pay for the creators and attract a greater breadth of artists for future issues. The campaign can be found here.

BUMP #1 is currently available for purchase on Comixology, where it was featured in the Bestsellers list during its week of release and has a 4-star rating, as of writing. It will also be available physically through the issue #2 campaign.

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Lost in Space Teaser Trailer | Final Season | Netflix

Mon, 10/18/2021 - 14:41

Official teaser trailer for the third and final season of Lost in Space. All episodes drop December 1, 2021, only on Netflix.

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DUNE Hero Paul Atreides Comes to Life in New Upcoming Highly Detailed Statue

Mon, 10/18/2021 - 14:38

Dark Horse Direct and Legendary Entertainment Partner for Highly Detailed Figure

MILWAUKIE, Ore., (October 18, 2021)Dark Horse Direct, in partnership with Legendary Entertainment, is proud to announce the Dune: Paul Atreides Statue! Poised for action, Paul wields his sacred crysknife, ready to defend his honor and his people. Inspired by Warner Bros. Pictures and Legendary Pictures’ highly anticipated epic action-adventure film Dune from Academy AwardÒ-nominated filmmaker Denis Villeneuve, based on the acclaimed novel by science fiction author Frank Herbert, this statue will have you ready to fight alongside the Fremen because: “only together can we stand a chance.”

Measuring 9 inches tall by 9.2 inches wide, this highly-detailed statue is meticulously sculpted and painted by the artists at Gentle Giant Studios. Featuring the intricate likeness of Dune actor Timothée Chalamet as Paul Atreides in stillsuit, none stand a chance against the combat agility of the young hero. And none can resist the draw of this outstanding statue.

Limited to an edition size of 500, pre-order yours today to prepare for the coming crusade at Direct.Darkhorse.com for $219.99.


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SHIPPING THIS WEEK

Sun, 10/17/2021 - 14:52

ABLAZE
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Story Of Marvel Studios The Making Of The Marvel Cinematic Universe HC, $150.00

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Death And Sparkles Volume 1 GN, $12.99
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COSPLAY GIRL OF THE WEEK!

Sun, 10/17/2021 - 14:33

This week’s Cosplay Girl of the Week Alyssa Loughra

If you would like to be the Cosplay Girl of the Week! Please send your photo to Giovanni.Aria@firstcomicsnews.com and you will be considered for inclusion in a future edition of Superhero Girls!

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COSPLAY DUDE OF THE WEEK!

Sun, 10/17/2021 - 14:31

This week’s Cosplay Dude of the Week

If you would like to be the Cosplay Guy of the Week! Please send your photo to Alex.Wright@firstcomicsnews.com and you will be considered for inclusion in a future edition of Superhero Dudes!

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COSPLAY TEAM OF THE WEEK!

Sun, 10/17/2021 - 14:29

This week’s Cosplay Team of the Week

If you would like to be the Cosplay Team of the Week Please send your photo to Alex.Wright@firstcomicsnews.com and you will be considered for inclusion in a future edition of Superhero Team!

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Superman’s New Motto Revealed at DC FanDome

Sun, 10/17/2021 - 03:02

The Man of Steel Will Fight for “Truth, Justice and A Better Tomorrow”

It’s a bird…It’s a plane…It’s Superman!

With a nod to the past and an eye toward the future, it was announced today at DC FanDome that Superman’s motto is evolving to “Truth, Justice and a Better Tomorrow.”

“Superman’s new motto of ‘Truth, Justice and a Better Tomorrow’ will better reflect the global storylines that we are telling across DC and to honor the character’s incredible legacy of over 80 years of building a better world,” said DC Chief Creative Officer and Publisher Jim Lee. “Superman has long been a symbol of hope who inspires people from around the world, and it is that optimism and hope that powers him forward with this new mission statement.”

The new motto, which will be used in main continuity for Clark Kent’s Superman, will be featured across all mediums including comic books, film, TV, video games and more. As comic book fans already know, the DC Multiverse has featured multiple Supermen over the years, sometimes even at the same time. For more information on the DC Multiverse, visit dccomics.com.

In honor of the real-world superheroes who are striving to make this world a better place, the next generation of Superman characters like Jon Kent will be fighting for “Truth, Justice and a Better World”, as first introduced in SUPERMAN: SON OF KAL-EL #1.

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PEACEMAKER Premieres January 13 On HBO Max

Sat, 10/16/2021 - 23:31

Official Teaser For The Max Original Written And Directed By James Gunn Released At DC FanDome



HBO Max has released a teaser trailer for the Max Original series PEACEMAKER, written and directed by James Gunn and produced by Peter Safran, at DC FanDome. The DC series debuts THURSDAY, JANUARY 13.

PEACEMAKER will explore the origins of the character that John Cena first portrayed in James Gunn’s 2021 film, “The Suicide Squad” – a compellingly vainglorious man who believes in peace at any cost, no matter how many people he has to kill to get it.

The series stars John Cena as Peacemaker, Danielle Brooks as Adebayo, Freddie Stroma as Vigilante, Jennifer Holland as Harcourt, Steve Agee as Economos, Chukwudi Iwuji as Murn and Robert Patrick as Auggie Smith.

Gunn wrote all eight episodes of PEACEMAKER and directed five, including the first. Gunn, Safran and Matt Miller serve as executive producers on the series, with Cena as co-executive producer. Based on characters from DC, PEACEMAKER is produced by Gunn’s Troll Court Entertainment and The Safran Company in association with Warner Bros. Television.

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HBO Max Renews DOOM PATROL For A Fourth Season

Sat, 10/16/2021 - 23:30

New Episodes of DOOM PATROL Season Three Continue To Launch Every Thursday Through November 11

HBO Max announced today at DC FanDome that the Max Original series DOOM PATROL will return for a fourth season and released a mid-season trailer in anticipation of the remaining episodes of season three, which debut weekly on the service every Thursday until NOVEMBER 11.

Full program details are below. •Logline: DOOM PATROL reimagines one of DC’s most beloved groups of superheroes who all suffered a horrible accident that gave them superhuman abilities, but also left them scarred and disfigured. Part support group, part Super Hero team, the Doom Patrol is a band of superpowered freaks who fight for a world that wants nothing to do with them. In season three, the Doom Patrol is at a difficult crossroads and each member struggles to face who they are and who they want to be. And things get a whole lot more complicated when Madame Rouge arrives in a time machine with a very specific mission, if only she could remember it.

•Cast: Season three stars Brendan Fraser, Matt Bomer, Diane Guerrero, April Bowlby, Joivan Wade, Timothy Dalton, Skye Roberts and Michelle Gomez.

•Credits: DOOM PATROL is produced by Berlanti Productions in association with Warner Bros. Television with showrunner Jeremy Carver, Geoff Johns, Greg Berlanti, Sarah Schechter, Chris Dingess and Tamara Becher-Wilkinson serving as executive producers. The series is based on characters created for DC by Arnold Drake, Bob Haney and Bruno Premiani.

•New episodes of season three of DOOM PATROL launch every Thursday through November 11.

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DC’s Monkey Prince: New 12-Issue Comic Book Series to Debut on Lunar New Year 2022

Sat, 10/16/2021 - 23:23
DC’s Monkey Prince will return in February 2022! #DCFanDome fans just learned that @geneluenyang and @thebernardchang are developing a new 12-issue comic book series for @DCComics! Inspired by the 16th-century Chinese novel Journey to the West, DC’s newest shape-shifting Super Hero, the Monkey Prince, a.k.a. Marcus Sun, is returning to headline his own series! The news broke today during DC FanDome when a cover by artist Bernard Chang 張伯納 with colorist Sebastian Chen 鍾偉傑, and a variant cover by artist Stanley “Artgerm” Lau 劉丕政, debuted. The first issue of Monkey Prince will also have a special team variant cover by artist Zao Dao 早稻.

Continuing from May’s DC Festival of Heroes: The Asian Superhero Celebration #1 anthology comic where the character was introduced, DC’s Monkey Prince will return in February 2022 in a new twelve-issue comic book series from writer Gene Luen Yang 楊謹倫 and artist Bernard Chang 張伯納. The series will kick off on the Lunar New Year, February 1.

For fans who can’t wait for February to read more about DC’s Monkey Prince, a new short story, “Apokolips in the Heavenly Realm,” just posted to dcuniverse.com and dccomics.com. In this new tale, available now, you’ll see the classic Journey to the West characters—Sun Wukong, King Bull Demon, Princess Iron Fan, Red Boy, and Erlang Shen—defending the heavenly realm against Darkseid and his parademons!

“Apokolips in the Heavenly Realm” is by writer Gene Luen Yang 楊謹倫, artist Bernard Chang 張伯納, artist (for flashback scenes) Billy Tan of Tan Comics 比利唐 of 唐漫文化, colorist Sebastian Cheng 鍾偉傑, and letterer Janice Chiang 蒋慧珍. DC’s Jessica Chen 陳穎珊 edits Monkey Prince.

 

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HBO Max Renews TITANS For A Fourth Season

Sat, 10/16/2021 - 23:19

TITANS Season Three Finale Debuts This Thursday, October 21



HBO Max announced today at DC FanDome that the Max Original series TITANS has been renewed for a fourth season and revealed a first look at the season three finale ahead of its debut this Thursday, October 21.

Full program details are below. •Logline: TITANS follows young heroes from across the DC Universe as they come of age and find where they belong. In season three, circumstances draw our heroes to Gotham City, where they reunite with old friends and face new threats.

•Cast: Season three stars Brenton Thwaites, Anna Diop, Teagan Croft, Ryan Potter, Conor Leslie, Curran Walters and Joshua Orpin with Alan Ritchson, Minka Kelly, Damaris Lewis and Savannah Welch.

•Credits: TITANS is produced by Weed Road Pictures and Berlanti Productions, in association with Warner Bros. Television. Based on the characters from DC, the series was developed by Akiva Goldsman, Geoff Johns & Greg Berlanti, with Goldsman, Johns, Berlanti, showrunner Greg Walker, Sarah Schechter and Richard Hatem serving as executive producers.

•The season three finale of TITANS debuts Thursday, October 21.

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