Tuesday, June 27, 2017
Via Kotaku, here's the lineup of games - all of which are considered classics for the mighty console of the 90's that went toe-to-toe with the Sega Genesis and ignited the "Console Wars" of that generation.
Contra III: The Alien Wars™
Donkey Kong Country™
Final Fantasy III
Super Star Kirby’s Dream Course™
The Legend of Zelda™: A Link to the Past™
Mega Man® X
Secret of Mana
Star Fox™ 2
Street Fighter® II Turbo: Hyper Fighting
Super Castlevania IV™
Super Ghouls ’n Ghosts®
Super Mario Kart™
Super Mario RPG: Legend of the Seven Stars™
Super Mario World™
Super Punch-Out!! ™
So there you have it. To find out more about the system rerelease that's going to retail for $80 and arriving this September 29th, visit Nintendo's official Facebook page.
Monday, June 26, 2017
With just a week left until it officially hits theaters worldwide, Sony Pictures and Marvel Studios have recently held a press conference with the cast and crew of "Spider-Man: Homecoming" -with Tom Holland, Zendaya, Robert Downey Jr., and Michael Keaton among the attendees as well as director Jon Watts, Marvel Studios' Kevin Feige, and Sony Pictures' Amy Pascal.
Via YouTube user MrSlyDar, here's the entire press con.
Spider-Man: Homecoming hits theaters this July!
Sunday, June 25, 2017
It looks like things are going to shift down to "The Ol' Parker Luck" in the next few months when Marvel Legacy hits and Spider-Man sees his fortunes taking some downturns in the pages of the new ongoing series "Peter Parker: The Spectacular Spider-Man" - which debuted its first issue this week and serves as a jumping in point for new Spidey readers to take on.
The Marvel Legacy initiative begins this September.
Saturday, June 24, 2017
In a few months, the Marvel Universe will shift back to something "more familiar" as the House of Ideas prepares to unleash their "Marvel Legacy" comic initiative this September with the 50 paged "Marvel Legacy #1" one-shot special. That being said, there's going to be a gradual change in the line-up of books as well, with some fan favorites and currents retained while others are going to be starting from scratch or renumbered and renamed to their original versions.
A complete list of those titles can be found over at Newsarama, A couple of cover GIFs can also be found throughout the news site, including one that kinda SPOILS a possible death of a current Marvel character with a following. Naturally, read all of this at your own risk and if you're curious about what's happening to the House of Ideas moving forward.
Friday, June 23, 2017
In the aftermath of Phil Lord and Chris Miller's departure from directing the untitled "Han Solo" spin-off film for the Star Wars movie franchise, The Hollywood Reporter has reported that Lucasfilm and Disney have selected "Apollo 13" and "The Da Vinci Code" director Ron Howard as the new man to helm the film that features Alden Ehrenreich and Donald Glover as a younger Solo and Lando Calrissian, with Woody Harrelson and Emilia Clarke co-starring. After getting the part to direct the film, Howard tweeted his astonishment at getting the job - "I'm beyond grateful to add my voice to the Star Wars universe after being a fan since 5/25/77."
The Han Solo spin-off is set for release on May 25, 2018.
Thursday, June 22, 2017
Literally coming back in less than a month's time and hyping things up with new footage to show, HBO has released a brand new trailer for the seventh season of "Game Of Thrones" - which will finally set the stage for the inevitable battle between the living and the dead as all the power players converge and the White Walkers are making their invasion known.
"Winter Is Here"... And so is a new trailer.
Game Of Thrones returns to HBO on July 16.
Wednesday, June 21, 2017
Looks like a certain spin-off film starring a famous "scruffy nerf herder" and smuggler from the Star Wars universe is going to need a new director handling his early adventure story, as Phil Lord and Chris Miller have stepped away from directing the Han Solo spin-off according to THR, parting ways with Lucasfilm and leaving the project without a helmer.
In a statement released by "The Lego Movie" directors, they expressed why they had to leave due to creative differences.
“Unfortunately, our vision and process weren’t aligned with our partners on this project. We normally aren’t fans of the phrase ‘creative differences’ but for once this cliché is true. We are really proud of the amazing and world-class work of our cast and crew."
Also responding to the departure, Lucasfilm president Kathleen Kennedy released her own statement:
"Phil Lord and Christopher Miller are talented filmmakers who have assembled an incredible cast and crew, but it’s become clear that we had different creative visions on this film, and we’ve decided to part ways. A new director will be announced soon.”
The Han Solo spin-off is slated for release on May 25, 2018.
Tuesday, June 20, 2017
One of the most beloved Batman animated movies is FINALLY coming to Blu-Ray, as Superherohype reports that Warner Archive has announced that "Batman: Mask of the Phantasm" will be released in 1080p HD Remaster format this July. Those that remember this 1993 animated movie classic know that it is the first film featurette to spin off the highly successful "Batman: The Animated Series" continuity - and features Kevin Conroy as Batman/ Bruce Wayne encountering a new murderous vigilante called The Phantasm that targets crooked criminals with ties to his past - involving an old love and a certain Clown Prince of Crime that is iconically voiced by Mark Hamill.
No specific release date has come for Batman: Mask of the Phantasm yet in Blu-Ray.
Monday, June 19, 2017
Set for release sometime this year and coinciding with the 45th Anniversary of the "granddaddy of all Super Robots", Go Nagai's Mazinger Z is getting a new 2017 animated film - and here's a short teaser (Via Newsarama) showing what fans can expect from this major comeback of the iconic Chougokin Super Robot!
The Mazinger Z animated film will hit Japanese theaters sometime this year.
Sunday, June 18, 2017
Hitting theaters in just a few weeks and bringing the webslinger straight into the world of the Marvel Cinematic Universe, Sony Pictures and Marvel Studios have released a brand new "Virtual Reality Experience" trailer for "Spider-Man: Homecoming" - which lets viewers see how it is to be Spidey through his lenses through select Cinemark Theaters in the US. Check it out and see an intro by actor Tom Holland himself!
Spider-Man: Homecoming hits theaters on July 2017!
Saturday, June 17, 2017
Set to hit theaters next week and chronicling the "secret history of the Transformers" and their connection to Earth in a big way, Paramount Pictures, Hasbro, and director Michael Bay have released a new IMAX featurette for "Transformers: The Last Knight" - which takes a look at what it took to shoot the film in its huge native format and bring the Bayformers Robots in Disguise to life in this new adventure.
Transformers: The Last Knight hits theaters worldwide on June 21st.
Friday, June 16, 2017
On the night of June 15th, Los Angeles did a very touching tribute dedicated to the legendary 60's Batman TV Show star Adam West, who passed away last weekend after a long battle with leukemia. The actor was loved by millions of fans worldwide, and so as a fitting commemoration for his time as the Caped Crusader and his charitable works outside of the cape and cowl, L.A and his family and peers like his co-star Burt Ward, aka Robin the Boy Wonder, stood at the steps City Hall to welcome a shining Bat-Signal in the sky, which lit up just after the event began at 9:00 PM.
Via YouTube user "Inside The Magic", check out the full commemoration to one hero and Hollywood star fans will not forget.
We miss you Adam West. Rest In Peace and you'll always be Batman to us!
Thursday, June 15, 2017
In news that will definitely get fans of classic superhero films eager to see what he has in store for the upcoming DC Films team up flick later this year, The Hollywood Reporter has confirmed that legendary "Batman 1989" theme composer Danny Elfman will be taking over Junkie XL's duties to score "Justice League" - which is set to hit theaters this fall. The composer will reunite with Avengers: Age of Ultron director Joss Whedon - who took over post production duties from director Zack Snyder recently and is set to finish what remains for the film before it is released.
Justice League hits theaters this November courtesy of Warner Bros. and DC Films.
Wednesday, June 14, 2017
Finally out this week and bringing a whole can of mysteries and worms into the DC Universe during its Rebirth phase, "Dark Days: The Forge" is the first of two one-shot prologues that precede Scott Snyder and Greg Capullo's upcoming miniseries event "Dark Nights: Metal" - and the setup is just full of all of those things that will make and DC Comics reader and Batman fan scratch their heads and piece together the clues and mystery in a big way. Written by Snyder and featuring a talent pool of artists that includes Andy Kubert and Jim Lee, this is one game changer that will leave you gut punched at the reveal in the end of the issue, and I can't wait to pick up the next chapter in "Dark Days: The Casting" soon enough. If you want spoilers, Bleeding Cool has them but SPOILER WARNING there so click at your own risk.
Dark Days: The Forge is now out in comic stores.
Tuesday, June 13, 2017
This past few days have been an AMAZING time for gamers looking forward to the future of gaming this year and beyond, as the 2017 edition of the annual Electronic Entertainment Expo kicked off and tons of publishers and developers held their traditional press conferences to show players and media around the world the latest titles and updates coming to their favorite systems of choice. In Sony's end and what the future lies for Playstation - they showed new trailers for their exclusives like God of War and Capcom's much anticipated fighting game sequel Marvel Vs Capcom Infinite, but they ended things in SPECTACULAR fashion by showing an AWESOME gameplay trailer for Insomniac Games' upcoming Spider-Man game!
Insomniac Games' Spider-Man game will be released sometime in 2018 and coming exclusively to PS4!
Monday, June 12, 2017
Released earlier this month, Disney, Sony Pictures, and Marvel Studios released a pretty neat "Fan's Guide" to one of the most popular heroes in "A Fan's Guide to Spider-Man: Homecoming" - which was aired in Disney XD and shows the cast, crew, and of course star Tom Holland as they prepare viewers for "Spider-Man: Homecoming" coming next month!
Thanks to YouTube user MrSlyDar, you can view the entire thing in the player below!
Spider-Man: Homecoming hits theaters this July!
Sunday, June 11, 2017
He was known to a generation as "Batman" of the 1960's TV Series, but he was also an actor of many talents... And now he has joined our creator in the heavens after a long battle with Leukemia. Legendary American actor Adam West passes away at the age of 88, leaving many Batfans devastated and a lot of friends and admirers honoring his legacy by paying tribute to the iconic campy Caped Crusader who entertained millions by fighting crime for justice and peace.
For his many accolades in film and television, Adam West was best known for his portrayal of Bruce Wayne/ Batman in the hit ABC "Batman" series of 1966 and its theatrical film feature follow-up. Embracing his typecasting, he went on to voice the Caped Crusader and play him throughout several features through the years - including a returning animated movie stint in "Batman: Return of the Caped Crusaders" which reunited him with his sidekick Robin played by Burt Ward. West would also voice Simon Trent/ The Grey Ghost in the hit 1992 "Batman: The Animated Series" - a character that spoofed and honored his portrayal of Batman and was the inspiration/ hero of Kevin Conroy's Dark Knight.
As the world mourns and pay tributes including myself, the men who played Batman, and even DC Comics, we all give something to remember a man who is and will forever be Batman in our hearts. R.I.P Adam West, and thank you.
Saturday, June 10, 2017
Making its way to theaters early next year as the next chapter of the ongoing Marvel Cinematic Universe, Chadwick Boseman will once again take up the royalty role of T'Challa of Wakanda, and serve his brand of justice in defense of his home and country as its protector "Black Panther" - which finally has its first teaser trailer and poster released courtesy of Marvel Entertainment.
Black Panther, directed by "Creed" helmer Ryan Coogler, arrives in theaters on February 2018.
Friday, June 9, 2017
Heads up webheads and fans of Spider-Man in the Philippines! Thanks to the folks at Columbia Pictures Philippines, you'll be able to catch your friendly neighborhood Spider-Man - as he's swinging to Manila for a meet n' greet session with his fans! First on Saturday he'll be going to ABS-CBN for an interview session, and after that he'll be doing his first meet n' greet at SM Megamall's Fashion Hall! After that on Sunday, the wallcrawler will swing to Gateway for the last day of the weekend's tour!
Before Spider-Man: Homecoming hits this July, go meet this webheaded wonder!
Thursday, June 8, 2017
In what will certainly entice a lot of Spider-Man collectors and Hot Toys enthusiasts to prepare and save money, the official Hot Toys Facebook page has released preview photos and opened up pre-orders for Spider-Man as he appears in "Spider-Man: Homecoming" - complete wth different interchangeable hands, eyes, and a Tom Holland head and other nifty parts! Check out more in the link to the Hot Toys FB page!
Spider-Man: Homecoming hits theaters this July!
Wednesday, June 7, 2017
As it marches on to its second week in theaters and obviously dominating the box office with its wonderful origin tale of Diana of Themyscira, Warner Bros. is powering up the DC Extended Universe with its latest DC Films' installment in "Wonder Woman", and Gal Gadot is nothing short of beautiful and sensational with her portrayal of the titular character and her first adventure in the world of mankind during the days of World War I. I gave my impressions about the film, and suffice to say it is a MUST SEE for any fan of the character and more.
Speaking about the lady who plays Diana herself, Gal Gadot posted this beautiful and special "Thank You" video message in her Facebook page dedicated to her fans - showing her appreciation to all of those who supported her and the movie worldwide!
Wonder Woman is now showing in theaters!
Tuesday, June 6, 2017
Hitting theaters in a few weeks and bringing a staggering and shocking chapter to the "Bayformers" universe which sees Optimus Prime turn against his fellow Autobots and the "Secret History of the Transformers" unraveled, Paramount Pictures has released 12 character posters for "Transformers: The Last Knight", which features both the human and robot cast of the film that includes Mark Wahlberg reprising his role as Cade Yeager as well as Anthony Hopkins as Sir Edmund Button.
If you want to see the rest of the posters, check out Superherohype for the full assemble.
Transformers: The Last Knight hits theaters internationally on June 21st.
Monday, June 5, 2017
Finally arriving in shops this week and bringing an end to the latest series that serves as a continuation to Frank Miller's 1986 masterpiece that is "Batman: The Dark Knight Returns", DC Comics has released via Comic Book Resources an exclusive look at the ninth issue of "Dark Knight III: The Master Race" - the epic conclusion to the saga that sees Bruce Wayne come out of retirement as Batman once more and teaming up with familiar allies to take on a race of Kryptonians bent on taking over the planet with an iron fist.
Co-written by Brian Azzarello and Frank Miller and featuring art by Andy Kubert and Klaus Janson, this is the epic finale those who have started on the miniseries should not miss (as well as the army of variant covers including the one above by Jim Lee). Grab DK III #9 on June 7th in comic shops worldwide.
Sunday, June 4, 2017
Tekken 7: "Your Fight" Launch Trailer and Opening Cinematic released; Now out in PS4, Xbox One, and PC
In case you weren't aware or have been too busy this weekend to notice - Bandai Namco Games has FINALLY released the long awaited conclusion to the Mishima saga and the latest entry into the Tekken fighting game series in "Tekken 7" - now out for Playstation 4, Xbox One, and PC.
Check out the very creative "Your Fight" launch trailer:
And here's the opening cinematic for the game.
Tekken 7 is now available for PS4, Xbox One, and PC worldwide.
Saturday, June 3, 2017
Set to premiere this year, Marvel Entertainment has released the first sneak peek for "Marvel's Spider-Man", which features a homemade suit Spidey battling Scorpion around NYC!
Marvel's Spider-Man will debut this summer on Disney XD!
Friday, June 2, 2017
Now showing in theaters worldwide and making an impact in theaters that is both "Wonderful" and "Sensational", director Patty Jenkins took to her official Twitter page and released another poster for her DC Films' feature in "Wonder Woman" - which once again stars Gal Gadot as Diana of Themyscira and tells the origin story of the Amazon Warrior Princess as she discovers and becomes a loving defender of humanity.
Wonder Woman is now showing in theaters worldwide. Go and catch it.
Thursday, June 1, 2017
June has finally arrived, and for most theaters around the world it also heralds the long awaited arrival of "Wonder Woman" - the newest DC Films entry in the "DC Extended Universe" that sees Gal Gadot reprising her role as "Diana of Themyscira" in a movie that tells the Amazon Warrior Princess' origin and her first adventure in the world of man during a time of great war!
In case you needed a more in depth look at how "Wonderful" this film looks, here's a 13 minute featurette featured by Comic Book.com on what it took to make this film - directed by Patty Jenkins and seeing Gal Gadot and Chris Pine leading an amazing cast to bring this beautiful film to life. Naturally, SPOILER WARNING for those who want to see the film in all its stellar beauty!
Wonder Woman is now playing in theaters!
Wednesday, May 31, 2017
Set for release in the next few months and bringing a kind of "Batman: The Animated Series/ The New Batman Adventures" nostalgia with its animation and setting, Warner Bros. and DC Entertainment (via Batman-News) have released the cover art to the Blu-Ray/ DVD combo release of "Batman and Harley Quinn" - the brand new DC Universe Original Movie that features Kevin Conroy and Loren Lester returning as Batman and Nightwing, while The Big Bang Theory's Melissa Rauch will be the new voice behind Harley Quinn.
If you haven't seen the official trailer, here it is via Warner Bros. home Entertainment.
Tuesday, May 30, 2017
As "Wonder Woman" begins to make her graceful debut in cinemas around the world this week, Golden Link Europe (via Comic Book Movie) has revealed the first look at the concession stand merchandise designs for "Justice League" - the next big DC Films release later this year that sees Batman and Wonder Woman setting up a team of metahumans to protect the Earth from an oncoming threat. The promotional images also feature Superman - who is still currently dead following his sacrifice at the end of 2016's "Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice". He is seen here however with the rest of the team, and is eventually going to join forces with them during the events of the film in a scene where he makes his grand return.
Here are some of the designs of the concession stand merchandise featured in a PDF presentation by Golden Link Europe, which you can view in its entirety here. All look to be promotional photos of the League in action, and are just some of the things we can expect when they unite in theaters this fall!
Justice League will be released in theaters on November 2017.
Monday, May 29, 2017
As one of the most requested additions to a sequel if it were made, Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment, DC Entertainment, and NetherRealm Studios pretty much granted fans wishes when they announced that Red Hood, aka former Robin Jason Todd, would be making it as one of the first three new DLC characters to come for "Injustice 2" - which was just released in the middle of this month.
Released by Gamespot, here is the Red Hood trailer showing the rebellious Batfamily member in action.
Red Hood will be available next month for Injustice 2.
Sunday, May 28, 2017
It's been TWO YEARS already since Laser Unicorns and director/ actor David Sandberg delivered one of the most EPIC tributes to the 80's and action movies in general in "Kung Fury" - a "True Survivor" of a love letter that has a future cop battling all kinds of threats to do his job - but ultimately facing the greatest enemy known in history when he travels back in time.
If you haven't seen it yet, I implore you all to do so! Just EPIC.
Also to celebrate the second anniversary of the film, Laser Unicorns has made "Kung Fury: Street Rage" free on the App Store! Check out the Facebook post below!
Saturday, May 27, 2017
Set to return in less than two months and preparing viewers for the "Great War" between the living and the dead that goes beyond the politics and battle for the Iron Throne, HBO has released the long awaited first proper trailer for "Game of Thrones" - featuring scenes from the upcoming seventh season that sees all the players of the show and then some as tension builds and events play out to their grand conclusion.
Also released and to promote the return of the series is Entertainment Weekly's set of covers and photos spotlighting the reunion of the Starks - aka Jon Snow, Sansa Stark, Arya Stark, and Bran Stark, who haven't been seen together as a family since the events of the first season. Below is a sample cover of Kit Harington as the newly crowned "King of the North", armored and ready for battle. You can check more via EW's feature.
Game of Thrones returns to HBO on July 16.
Friday, May 26, 2017
In what will certainly get fans a true first glimpse of how he would project his own version of the Caped Crusader's voice in the big screen without a voice modulator, Ben Affleck grants the wish of a kid to talk in a "Batman voice" for "Red Nose Day". Via Batman-News, here is the critically acclaimed director of "Argo" and Bruce Wayne/ Batman of the DC Extended Universe giving his impression... And then some due to the kid not being satisfied.XD
Ben Affleck does Batman voice for Red Nose Day... by BatmanNewsCom
Catch Ben Affleck back as Batman next in "Justice League" - which hits theaters this November.
Thursday, May 25, 2017
In what certainly started as an AWESOME throwback by showing a classic Nintendo Entertainment System being started up after popping in one of the most critically acclaimed platform action games of all time, Netflix and Konami have released the very first teaser trailer to their animated "Castlevania" series - which arrives on July and sees the last of the fabled Belmont clan taking on the lord of darkness himself, Dracula.
Check out the teaser trailer below, entitled "Vengeance".
Catslevania whips its way to Netflix on July 7!
Wednesday, May 24, 2017
Swinging into theaters this July and showing a younger Peter Parker out to prove his worth as a superhero in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, Sony Pictures and Marvel Studios have released a brand new international poster and trailer for "Spider-Man: Homecoming" - which will see Tom Holland returning to the webs after being introduced in last year's "Captain America: Civil War". In this new adventure, Spidey is balancing heroics and high school while learning the ropes of what it means to be a superhero from Tony Stark/ Iron Man (Robert Downey Jr.). However when a new threat arrives in the form of The Vulture (Michael Keaton), Peter must embrace power and responsibility seriously in order to protect those he cares for.
Courtesy of Columbia Pictures Philippines, here is the brand new trailer to Spider-Man: Homecoming. You can literally see how much of a kid he is trying to fit into the hero role.
Spider-Man: Homecoming opens in theaters in the Philippines on July 6!
Tuesday, May 23, 2017
The world and James Bond fans everywhere are united in mourning, as BBC news reports that the legendary Sir Roger Moore has passed away at the age of 89 after "a short but brave battle with cancer" according to his family. As the third man to step into the shoes of the famous British secret service agent, Moore took over for Connery in 1972 and made his first appearance in the role in "Live and Let Die". Following that he starred in six more Bond films that includes "The Man with a Golden Gun", "The Spy Who Loved Me" and "Moonraker", and is the longest serving Bond in film to date. Moore retired from the role after 1985's "A View To A Kill", and was succeeded by Timothy Dalton, Pierce Brosnan, and the current Bond to date Daniel Craig.
As someone who personally grew up watching Moore before getting to know Sean Connery, this is truly devastating news for fans. Our thoughts and prayers go out to Sir Roger Moore's family and friends. Leaving a tribute with "Nobody Does It Better" - the opening to "The Spy Who Loved Me", as sung by Carly Simon.
May you rest in peace, 007.
Monday, May 22, 2017
Set for release in just over a week's time, Warner Bros. and DC Films have released a brand new poster for "Wonder Woman" which shows Gal Gadot as Diana Prince hoisting a tank over her - just showing how powerful the Amazon Warrior princess is! The poster was shared by DC Comics' Chief Creative Officer Geoff Johns in his Twitter page - and it's nothing short of "Wonderful" to say the least.
Wonder Woman will be released in theaters this June.
Sunday, May 21, 2017
With the movie setting its sights for release in just over a month, Sony Pictures and Marvel Studios are building momentum to the grand solo film of a certain amazing wallcrawler set in the Marvel Cinematic Universe with "Spider-Man: Homecoming" - directed by Jon Watts and starring Tom Holland who reprises his role as Peter Parker/ Spider-Man from his introduction in last year's "Captain America: Civil War".
If you haven't seen it yet, composer Michael Giacchino takes on the score for Homecoming following his successful work in last year's "Doctor Strange", and gives fans a tease of things to come by showing off an orchestral version of the original 1960's Spider-Man theme via his official Twitter page!
Who's ready for your friendly neighborhood you-know-who?@SpiderManMovie @MarvelStudios pic.twitter.com/iSHk4IvVgk— Michael Giacchino (@m_giacchino) May 19, 2017
Saturday, May 20, 2017
Looks like a very big guy who has played a comic book villain before will once again suit up as certain "Lethal Protector", as English actor Tom Hardy has been cast to play the part of Eddie Brock in Sony Pictures' upcoming "Venom" movie! Tweeted by Sony themselves (with a pic of Hardy wearing a Venom shirt above) and reported by The Hollywood Reporter, the film will be set in Sony's new Spider-Man centered universe that begins with Spider-Man: Homecoming this year, and will be directed by Zombieland director Ruben Fleischer.
Certainly no stranger to Spider-Man fans, Venom is well known as the union between Eddie Brock and the Black alien symbiote that Spider-Man brought back from the "Secret Wars" as his new costume. While the symbiote has transferred and bonded with other hosts over the years (including Flash Thompson), Brock remains the original Venom and has recently returned to that role in comics. With Tom Hardy having experience playing bulky characters in "Bronson" and as Bane in "The Dark Knight Rises", it's a sure bet that this is one of the best casting choices made in films yet.
Venom is expected to be released on October 5, 2018.
Friday, May 19, 2017
Set to debut during the midseason schedule of The CW, the network has officially released the first trailer for their brand new superhero TV Show "Black Lightning" - based on the DC Comics superhero of the same name and another DC character making his live-action debut. Unfortunately for those hoping he'll crossover with other shows in the Arrowverse, that won't be happening anytime soon according to the network (as revealed in Comic Book.com). Still, we can look forward to Cress Williams adventures as Jefferson Pierce when he reemerges as a hero following years of putting his superhero days behind him.
Black Lightning will debut soon on The CW.
Thursday, May 18, 2017
In what feels like a recurring trend for recent Marvel events, Marvel.com has announced that their current Captain America/ Hydra centered crossover story "Secret Empire" has been extended one more issue - bringing the total count to 10 and seeing the last issue come out this August. The story, written by "Captain America: Steve Rogers" writer Nick Spencer, sees the Cosmic Cube altered Steve Rogers as the new Supreme Commander of Hydra - leading his new council and army to take over the world and with the divided heroes trying to mount a stand against his secret empire.
In the article, Marvel SVP and Executive Editor Tom Brevoort explained why there was a need to add an issue #10:
“[Writer] Nick [Spencer] has constructed each issue of SECRET EMPIRE so that it ends with a climactic twist or a big reveal or a shocking development, and issue #9 is no exception,” said SVP & Executive Editor, Tom Brevoort. “So moving into the finale, with issue #10, the heroes across the Marvel Universe will be pushed to the breaking point as we race to the exhilarating climax we’ve been planning for months. Oh, and let me say again: we’re not going to use the Cosmic Cube to simply reverse everything away—the stakes matter, maybe more than they ever have before.”
Secret Empire #10 will be written by Nick Spencer and drawn by Steve McNiven, with a cover by Mark Brooks featuring a new look for the Hydra leader Cap.
Wednesday, May 17, 2017
With The Button finally ending this week with the release of "The Flash #22", DC Comics shifts the focus and attention of the "Watchmen/ DC Rebirth" mystery to its next upcoming storyline set for this fall when Geoff Johns returns to write "Doomsday Clock" alongside the creative team of Gary Frank and Brad Anderson. The final part of "The Button" saw lots of reveals and more questions remaining to be answered... But also featured an epilogue that is a lead on to Doomsday Clock, which was released by DC and also featured by Comic Book.com.
You can check out the two page teaser here, teasing the Comedian's button floating in space bloody as ever, and then shifting to what is revealed as Superman's familiar "S" logo that is the crest of The House Of El. One can only wonder what Johns has planned... We'll just have to wait and see.
"Doomsday Clock" will be released on November 2017.
Tuesday, May 16, 2017
With The Batman/ Flash crossover storyline "The Button" ending this week, DC Comics drops another bombshell announcement on their official website that furthers the big DC Rebirth/ Watchmen mystery - Geoff Johns is making his triumphant return to writing and will be teaming up with Gary Frank and Brad Anderson for a new event story called "Doomsday Clock" which hits comic book shops this fall.
“It's time. Last year, the DC Universe confronted the legacy of Watchmen in Rebirth the way Watchmen confronted the legacy of superhero comics three decades ago,” explains writer Geoff Johns. “Thematically, and metaphorically, there was no better choice than to use Dr. Manhattan. If you’re going to have a conflict between optimism and pessimism, a battle between the very forces of hope and despair, you need to have someone who personifies the cynicism that has leaked into our hearts and also has the ability to affect the entire DCU. It’s all paying off this November with DOOMSDAY CLOCK.”
With the Superman logo in the middle of a clock that nears midnight, the title "Doomsday Clock" has double meaning as Doomsday was the creature that killed Supes and the clock itself featured prominently in Watchmen. The story of course will be different, but only Johns and crew know exactly how things will play and where this takes readers next as DC Rebirth continues.
DC's "Doomsday Clock" will be released on November.