Today is the day the Dark Knight Detective was born! New York City will be a glow on Saturday night when two icons unite for Batman Day celebrations on September 21st. If you are in New York City or one of 12 other cities (including places like Tokyo, Melbourne, London and others) tonight, don’t be surprised to see the iconic Bat Symbol shining in the sky. Batman was first introduced to the public in Detective Comics #27 (March 1939) and was created for DC by Bob Kane with Bill Finger. The Bat-Signal first appeared in Detective Comics #60 (December 1941).
Fifty years of Comic-Con, and I was there to discover what new treats lay for the attendees of this vast convention devoted to comic books. Comic Con ran from July 18-21, with preview night on July 17. Announcements, screenings, and trailers for returning and upcoming new TV shows and movies were present daily. There was so much to see and so little time to see them!
I don’t talk about comic books as much as I should on this site, but that’s going to change, I have review access for a few comic book companies now so expect more reviews soon. Sadly DC isn’t one of those companies which makes covering them hard because you all know I don’t like to just regurgitate press releases. Unlike Marvel at least DC gives me a little more meat to work with.
With that said DC has released all the initial covers for their upcoming Year of the Villain Event and they look quite tasty. If I can convince DC to give me some books, I will review every one of these issues. I’ve hated the last few DC Events because they were all basically Injustice clones. This event excites me because its back to Super Heroes vs. you know Villains. Not evil clones of themselves. Check out the official Press Release and Cover Gallery.
Aquaman is likely to break $100 million at the North American box office this weekend and it deserves every penny.
This one terrific superhero movie.
I wish more companies would stream their convention panels. For the first time ever, the folks at DC Comics are streaming their popular DC Comics Publishers panel hosted by Jim Lee and Dan DiDio and will feature lots of awesome guests. I really need to set up a call with DC. I have questions, yet no answers, and no FREE books dammit! The panel will stream Saturday, March 24 at 10:00 am PT on the DC YouTube channel and DC Comics Facebook page.
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!
BOOM! Box, an imprint of BOOM! Studios, and DC Comics have announced a limited series crossover featuring Lumberjanes and Gotham Academy, to debut in June.
This marks the first time BOOM! and DC have partnered on a project. For more, follow the jump.
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.
For further details, follow the jump.
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.