A new hardcover book, ACTION COMICS #1000: 80 YEARS OF SUPERMAN, is being published by DC Entertainment as part of its celebration of the one-thousandth issue of ACTION COMICS—the longest continually published comic book of its kind in history, the series that introduced Superman to the world and the title that launched the superhero genre. The collection features a series of essays and iconic Superman stories edited by former DC Publisher Paul Levitz. Most notably, the book includes a never before published 12-page story from original Superman writer Jerry Siegel with art by the Joe Shuster Studio titled “Too Many Heroes.” Continue reading Action Comics 1000 to feature Lost Siegel and Shuster Superman Story!→
The world’s greatest superheroes are returning to Cartoon Network in a brand new, quarter-hour series called Justice League Action – Batman, Superman and Wonder Woman will a rotating cast of DC superheroes against an array of famous villains including Lex Luthor and the Joker.
Justice League Action marks the return of Kevin Conroy (Batman: The Animated Series) to the role of Batman. Other familiar voices will include Mark Hamill (The Joker), James Woods (Lex Luthor) and Diedrich Bader as the irrepressible Booster Gold.
On this special episode of GeekScholars Movie News, the hosts sit down to discuss their favorite news stories of the year. Everything from the casting of Star Wars: The Force Awakens to the Sony hack, the GeekScholars reminisce on what headlines had the most impact on them.
Also included in this week’s show is a retrospective look back at the films the hosts named as their Most Anticipated Films of 2014—which films lived up their hype, and which ones fell short of expectations?
His soul is damned to hell, he’s been locked up in a mental hospital and demons insist on possessing people to pay him a visit on here on Earth. Aw that’s just a typical day at the office for a seasoned demon hunter like John Constantine. Matt Ryan (No not the Atlanta Falcon’s football player. That would be another show entirely.) stars as John Constantine from the wildly popular comic book series “Hellblazer” from DC comics. Matt’s version of Constantine is a departure from the movie version Keanu Reeves made famous with his dirty blonde hair and British accent. Like both the movie and comic version of Constantine, Matt’s version will also be a smoker. Yes you heard me.
While American Television has strict rules about portraying smoking on TV, Constantine is a smoker even if we never get to see him take a drag from an actual cigarette. I had a chance recently to chat with Matt about this and his take on playing such an iconic comic book character. Full interview after the jump!
John Constantine is a bit of a tosser – he’s arrogant, sarcastic and tormented. His soul damned to Hell for overreaching and failing to save a young girl, he needs redemption more than most. When an old friend’s daughter is targeted by a demon from the Inner Circle, Constantine – prompted by an angel who goes by the name of Manny – attempts to make good on a promise to protect her.
Like the character, Constantine (NBC, Fridays, 10/9C) is a series that’s a bit conflicted. While it tries to capture the essence of the character, it also has to live on network television. It works more often than not – and shows promise for the future as a companion series to NBC’s surprisingly long-lived cult hit, Grimm.
In a week dominated by comic book movie headlines, the hosts of GeekScholars Movie News did their research and come ready to report everything you need to know about Marvel and DC’s upcoming projects in this episode.If you’re a comic book movie fan, this episode is an absolute must-listen. Hit the jump to find out why
Anyone who was wondering what was going to happen for former Nightwing after the events of Forever Evil, we now have our answer. After being convinced by Batman to stay dead, Dick Greyson will start a new chapter as a super spy. Based on the USA Today and story, I’m not entirely clear if he’s going to be going after rogue Spy Agencies or is working for one. None of the Bat family, including Batgirl, will know that Grayson is still alive. Grayson #1 debuts in July and is from the team of writers Tim Seeley & Tom King and artist Mikel Janín.
Adult Swim’s Robot Chicken will follow up its highly successful DC superheroes specila from last year with a second DC special that focuses on DC’s supervillains. The half-hour special, Robot Chicken DC Comics Special II: Villains In Paradise is set to premiere on April 6th (11:30/10:30C), and follows them ‘from the swamps to the sky to the beach, where they finally face a mind-boggling threat to their very existence!’
The cast includes regulars Seth Green, Alex Borstein and Tara Strong, as well as some serious guest talent including: Alfred Molina, Sarah Hyland, Clancy Brown, Giovanni Ribisi and Breckin Meyer. For more, follow the jump to the press release.
It’s been twenty-five years since Alan Moore and Dave Gibbons turned the world of comics superheroes on its head with the release of Watchmen. Now, this summer, – and with the blessing of Dave Gibbons – the publisher has scheduled the release of seven interconnected mini-series prequels to the legendary graphic novel. The prequels, published under the Before Watchmen banner will be by some of the finest creators in today’s comics, including: J. Michael Straczynski [Babylon 5, Superman: Earth One], Darwyn Cooke [The Spirit, Parker], Brian Azzarello [100 Bullets], Adam Hughes [Justice League, Catwoman], John Higgins [Watchmen], Andy Kubert [Flashpoint], Joe Kubert [Sgt. Rock]and more.
For titles, covers, and who’s doing what, follow the jump.
Fans who can’t get enough of their favorite spy and the accompanying colorful cast of characters, now have another diversion to devote time to. USA Network, in partnership with DC Comics, announced its first series of interactive multiplatform comics with a series created to bridge the storylines between seasons four and five of BURN NOTICE. The comic, entitled “A New Day” and written by the creative team behind the show, including series creator Matt Nix, goes beyond the two-dimensional traditional comic by offering enhanced user experiences including interactive games, hidden ciphers, artwork peelaways and more. Chapter one went live in tandem with the fifth season premiere of BURN NOTICE last Thursday, June 23. Having garnered over 100,000 page views since it launched, “A New Day” is available on www.usanetwork.com, Facebook and as a freestanding iOS and Android App on select devices. The only caveat is that your browser must be updated to the absolute latest in order to view it. The nine pages of storyboard of each chapter read very quickly providing straight-forward info, but the interactive bits provide for some interesting and fun diversions.