Lauren Cohan Confirms Return To The Walking Dead









The events of the Season 8 finale of AMC’s The Walking Dead have set up a new world on the show. Lauren Cohan’s Maggie, is primed to play a big role in that new world. Though Andrew Lincoln and Norman Reedus signed new contracts, fans wondered if Cohan holding out was an indication she would not return to the show, also adding to the speculation was Cohan joining the ABC show, Whiskey Cavalier. The actress recently spoke with Entertainment Weekly and confirmed her characters return for Season 9.

“I’m going back. There’s a lot more Maggie story to tell. “

As for what lies ahead for Maggie next season, Cohan wasn’t forthcoming with information.

“You know we’re not allowed to tell you anything, but it’s good.”

RELATED: The Walking Dead Season 8 Finale Review: ‘Wrath’

The show needed to make a change, the last two seasons haven’t been the easiest to watch. Where fans used to get excited for Sunday nights, watching the show seems to have become somewhat of a chore instead of a pleasure. The finale set up a coming showdown between members of our beloved group, with disagreements on how Negan was handled, mostly because Rick let him live. Maggie and Darryl were not on board with Rick’s decision and the episode ended with an ominous coversation that implied a revolution within the group was in the show’s future.

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SD Comic Fest ’18: The ‘What’s Wrong with Comics?’ Panel Explores the Many Missteps of the Comic Book Industry

“Five years ago, Marvel was in charge, and they ruled everything I did as a retailer. It was ‘Marvel first.’ Now, they are the bastard children of the industry. I’ve lost probably 25% of my comic readership because 25% of my Marvel fans got tired of my higher cover prices, the non-sequitur storylines, the almost incomprehensible X-Men this and that… Marvel has done nothing to drive the industry towards us.”

DC ROUND-UP: Another chapter reaches its conclusion in JUSTICE LEAGUE OF AMERICA #29

DC Comics is trying something new. In the wake of their Rebirth initiative, the publisher has rapidly expanded its content to include diverse new imprints such as Young Animal, Wildstorm, Black Label, Ink, and Zoom. As their lineup expands, it can be hard to figure out what to pick up each week. That’s what the […]

The Silencer and Deathstroke Have a Lot of Work to Do to Become Superfriends

Today’s The Silencer #4 by Dan Abnett and Viktor Bogdanovic ( though John Romita and Sandra Hope still do covers) tells a tale of five years ago when assassin operative Silencer met Deathstroke in the middle of a job.

It all kicks off.

And we flash forward five years to their latest contre-temps. They haven’t made up in that period. But they are going to have to hurry in this current storyline if they want to make it to their scene in Action Comics #1000.

Where these two world-class assassins at odds are they to help out and celebrate Superman Day together.

There they are. A lot is hanging on this upcoming story arc…

(W) Dan Abnett (A) Viktor Bogdanovic (CA) John RomitaJr, Sandra Hope
“PAYBACK TIME” part one! The Silencer has been targeted by every hit man, meta-mobster and weapons-depot dropout that the Leviathan organization has to offer-now it’s time for Honor Guest to take the fight back to them! Too bad Deathstroke has other plans. Silencer squares off against Slade Wilson as we kick off a brand-new epic! And this duo’s devastating past run-in will leave you speechless!In Shops: Apr 25, 2018
SRP: $2.99

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Greatest Royal Rumble Spoilers? Many WWE Championship Title Belt Changes Expected To Impact Raw & Smackdown Live?

Greatest Royal Rumble Spoilers? Many WWE Championship Title Belt Changes Expected To Impact Raw and Smackdown Live?

The following is being reported:

    “It was mentioned by Bryan Alvarez on Wrestling Observer Radio that both Jinder Mahal and The Miz could win their title matches thus switching WWE’s second-tier titles. But as Dave Meltzer expanded on that idea it is pretty clear that the Saudi Arabian crowd might get way more title changes than that.”
      “Well, they’re going to get several [title changes]. They’re going to get the Raw Tag Team Title change no matter what. And yeah, they’re going to get some changes for sure.”

Amongst the line-up of matches the following are the seven championship matches for the Greatest Royal Rumble (GRR).

(1) WWE Championship Match: AJ Styles vs. Shinsuke Nakamura

(2) WWE Universal Championship Steel Cage Match: Brock Lesnar vs. Roman Reigns

(3) United States Championship Match: Jeff Hardy vs. Jinder Mahal

(4) WWE Intercontinental Championship Ladder Match: Samoa Joe vs. Finn Balor vs. Seth Rollins vs. The Miz

(5) WWE Cruiserweight Championship Match: Cedric Alexander vs. Kalisto

(6) WWE Smackdown Tag Team Championship Match: The Bludgeon Brothers vs. The Usos

(7) WWE Raw Tag Team Championship Match: The Bar (Cesaro & Sheamus) vs. The Deleters of Worlds (Matt Hardy & Bray Wyatt)

The Raw and Smackdown Women’s championships will not be defended at the GRR. In fact there are no female superstars on the card.

The remaining non-championship matches for GRR are:

– Casket Match: The Undertaker vs. Rusev

– John Cena vs. Triple H

– 50-man Greatest Royal Rumble

The Greatest Royal Rumble event takes place at the King Abdullah Sports City Stadium in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia this Friday at noon EST and 7 p.m. AST.

Full Frame Review: Capturing the Flag

Normally when I see a movie at the Full Frame Documentary Film Festival, the location is a distant land like China, Peru, Iceland or even Florida. Capturing the Flag is about what went on during election day 2016 in Fayetteville, North Carolina which is a short drive from my home. This film became personal fast as Laverne Berry and Steven Miller, two lawyers from New York City, flew down to help voters that aren’t being permitted to cast a ballot. How can this be? North Carolina is the 9th largest state in the USA and yet it was seen as place where the state government was doing its best to mess with voting so to maintain power instead of serve the citizens.

Laverne Berry, Steven Miller and other lawyers set up outside polling places such as fire stations. They are not there to push a candidate or political party. They merely want to make sure that people going inside come out with an “I Voted” sticker and a smile. If a voter didn’t get to cast a ballot, the lawyers are there to immediately help. They know the rights of voters in the state so that they can makes sure people aren’t given the dreaded provisional ballot or sent away without checking a single box. They knew there would be trouble with people getting to vote after a judge ruled against a voter purge that removed thousands of names from the rolls. They were supposed to be put back. The Department of Motor Vehicles also had an issue registering people. Plus the state had chanced around voting districts with even more gerrymandering. There was plenty of reasons why a person could show up and get told no by an elections official.

There are so many moments of WTH outrage as voters are sent away from the polling place without getting to cast a real ballot. One of the worst is a woman who had voted in the primary at a location and gets told she’s no longer registered there for the general election. Why? Because somehow the computer moved her back to an address she had left years ago. The attorney helps her find the right place. There are others who find out they’re not on the roll and don’t have the time to sort it out since they have to get back to work. Towards the end of the night Laverne is brought to a precinct where of the 1,200 citizens who showed up, just under half were given a ballot. That’s a little over 600 people that may or may not have voted if they went to another polling place.

This was not the voting process as laid out in elementary school. But over the last few decades, politicians have gone out of their way to making the voting process more difficult. Instead of getting the most votes, the key now is get people to not vote through various means. The political operatives either work on apathy with the “what difference does it make” attitude game or just remove your name from the register so even if you “vote”, it’s a provisional ballot that won’t count unless it’s a tight race. And even then, a political operative can protest your provisional ballot and have it thrown away.

The movie is more about the people on the ground around the polls and their reaction to what has happened to voting day. There’s a bit of history, but it sticks with the emotions and stories of the people trying to vote and those doing their best to help.

As we get closer to the primaries of the mid-term elections of 2018, Capturing the Flag is an important film to watch. It reminds people that voting is not so much a right as a game that others control. Sure they act like every ballot is sacred, but they go out of their way to create a system that understands that the key is denial of the process to people through legislative tricky.

The ultimate message of the film is it’s not good enough to just register to vote. You need to make sure the election board registered you as a voter. You need to check online to make sure you are still registered to vote each election. This is not a one time event. There are people out there wanting to remove your name. Defend your vote.

During the post-screening discussion, Director Anne De Mare had originally intended to make this a short film about what Laverne and Steve did that day, but the events made things grow. The audience was a little bit taken back seeing their state as a place that needed this sort of help. Laverne pointed out that she would appreciate if anyone from North Carolina wanted to come to New York and help with the struggle to get early voting laws approved. We all need help to make voting work in America.

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Joe Russo Clarifies Which Version Of Secret Wars He Would Like To Adapt

The deal between Fox and Disney will have huge ramifications on the Marvel Cinematic Universe. If the deal is finalized (as it likely will be) then Disney will have access to beloved characters to help expand the MCU. Many fans hope to see the Secret Wars arc play out on the big screen, and they’re not the only ones. Director of Avengers: Infinity War, Joe Russo, said a while back he would also like to see this story come to life. In the comics, there  are two versions of the story, one from 1984, and a more recent take on the story from 2015. So which version was Russo referring to? The director recently spoke with CBR and clarified his preferred take on the story.

“Hopefully they’re about to get their hands on a few of them. Listen, my second favorite character growing up, and one of my prized possessions in my comic book collection is Incredible Hulk #181, which of course is the first appearance of Wolverine. I feel like the mission of the Marvel Universe is to keep expanding and surprising people. Surprise them with casting choices, surprise them with story choices. If we’re moving into this world of crossover events, certainly that affords opportunity for other large-scale stories from the books like Secret Wars — which was another favorite comic of mine as a kid.

RELATED: Avengers: Infinity War Review: An Interesting Storytelling Experience That Could Leave Audiences Torn [NON-SPOILER]

It seems apparent that Russo was referring to the original 1984 version of the story. This was a 12 issue arc that began in 1984 and featured the Avengers, Fantastic Four and the X-Men among many other heroes, along with villains Doctor Doom, Doc Ock, and Ultron to name a few. The characters were transported by Beyonder to “Battleworld”. Assuming Disney does indeed get the rights to the necessary characters, I think this wold be a fantastic story to bring to the big screen.

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7,541-Piece LEGO Star Wars UCS Millennium Falcon Back in Stock

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15 Biggest MCU Revelations From Kevin Feige During AVENGERS: INFINITY WAR’s Press Tour

With just 24 hours to go until Avengers: Infinity War hits theaters, we're now taking a look at all the biggest revelations from Marvel Studios President during the movie's press tour. Read on for details!

So How Much Do the Terrifics Want to Be like the Fantastic Four?

It has been said that much of the New Age Of Heroes line has been an attempt by Dan DiDio to out-do Marvel Comics at their very basic. So Damage is The Hulk, just named after Ethan Van Sciver. Sideways is Spider-Man via Portal. Silencer is The Punisher. And The Terrifics are the Fantastic Four.

I mean they are a lot more Doom Patrol in nature. But the scientific bent for exploration of the multiverse does tie into that. Their name, the Teffics evokes the Fantastics.

But Plastic Man has a better idea for their name in today’s Terrifics #3. And he wants to spell it out.

Recognise the font?

They really want to be the Fantastic Four. Or maybe the X-Men will do in a push…

(W) Jeff Lemire (A) Joe Prado (A/CA) Ivan Reis
“MEET THE TERRIFICS” part three! When will this superhero team bound by dark multiversal magic ever get any privacy? It certainly won’t be today, because while Mr. Terrific feverishly works to free himself from Metamorpho, Plastic Man and Phantom Girl-but mostly Plastic Man-the team must also contend with the towering, rolling death-inferno that is the War Wheel. In Shops: Apr 25, 2018 SRP: $2.99

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DC Director Says Man Of Steel 2 Was Never Supposed To Happen

Have you ever wondered why there has yet to be a direct sequel to Man Of Steel? In just a couple of months, we will be hitting the 5-year mark since the film’s release and there has yet to be any word of another solo Superman story connected to it. Meanwhile, we have seen a fierce confrontation between Big Blue and the Dark Knight, Wonder Woman’s arrival, the formation of the Justice League, an Aquaman film in development, and plenty announcements for future solo adventures for The Flash, Shazam, Green Lantern and the Bat, respectively. Yet, nothing regarding a direct sequel to the film that was touted as the kickoff to the DC Extended Universe. Why?

Thank to Twitter, we have an answer, although it may not be what you expected.

This past Saturday, Jay Oliva, the director behind DC’s animated films Batman: The Dark Knight Returns, Batman: Assault on Arkham, Justice League: The Flashpoint Paradox, and Justice League Dark, responded to a tweet from producer Daniel Alter. Alter stated “If you told me 5 years ago that Man Of Steel still wouldn’t have a sequel, but the whole world would know who The Vision is… I might have thought you insane.” Oliva decided to give some of his insight on the situation, having been the storyboard artist for MOS, BvS, Wonder Woman and Justice League.

“It was never meant to have a sequel,” Oliva tweeted, “because it was supposed to be chapter 1 of a 5 chapter story. Notice how BvS follows exactly after MOS? It’s like book 2 of Harry Potter.” In a follow up response to another tweet, he confirms that the 5 Superman chapters are indeed MOS, BvS, Justice League 1, Justice League 2 and an untitled 5th film. With Zack Snyder seemingly no longer attached to the DCEU, one can only wonder what he had planned in that 5th chapter of the Kryptonian’s arch.

Shazam: Zachary Levi Shares Photo Proving He’s More Than Fit Enough To Play The Hero

Jay Oliva has also done work for Marvel, having directed the animated films The Invincible Iron Man, Doctor Strange and Next Avengers: Heroes Of Tomorrow. He has also done storyboards for the MCU’s Ant-Man, Spider-Man: Homecoming and Thor: Ragnarok. You can follow him on Twitter under the handle @jayoliva1.

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Get Better Acquainted With SOLO: A STAR WARS STORY’s Villain In This New International Trailer

A new international trailer for Solo: A Star Wars Story has blasted its way online today and it features not only some awesome action shots but a much better look at the villainous Dryden Vos...


There's one moment from the MCU's past that makes KEVIN FEIGE raise his eyebrows.

Uniqlo’s Fantasia Collection Brings Some Disney Magic to Your Wardrobe

Looking for a little magic in your clothing? Uniqlo’s Fantasia collection is exactly what you need! Featuring t-shirts with rare sketches on them, you’ll be the envy of all your Disney-loving friends.

Check out the adults collection below, which has some awesome shirts in it!

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DC Comics Universe & Teen Titans #19 Spoilers: Who Makes A Big Return & How Does This Issue Kick Off Justice League No Justice?

DC Comics Universe and Teen Titans #19 Spoilers follows.

Who Makes A Big Return and How Does This Issue Kick Off Justice League No Justice?

Well, the Teen Titans have saved Beast Boy and won the day. It is time now to relax and rest, but…

…Superman villain Brainiac comes to recruit them to deal with the threat in Justice League No Justice!

Here comes No Justice!

Justice League No Justice #1 hits stands on May 9, 2018.

REVIEW: Avengers: Infinity War – choose your spoiler levels

How do you review a movie the whole world wants to talk about but doesn’t want to talk about? By giving people choices. So here, reader, is a choose your own adventure review. Navigate below for as little or as much feedback as you’d like. Please note: no portion of this review discusses anything that would qualify as an actual spoiler for the film, nor does any portion of the review detail anything more than you’d see in a typical movie review. But for some, less is more until you’ve seen it.

DC Comics Universe & Hal Jordan & The Green Lantern Corps #43 Spoilers: The Darkstars Defeat & Replace The GLC?

DC Comics Universe and Hal Jordan and The Green Lantern Corps #43 Spoilers follows.

The Darkstars Defeat and Replace The GLC?

The Darkstars leave a trail of bodies living their brand of lethal justice for criminals.

The Guardians of the Galaxy order the GLC to find the Darkstars and their Controllers and bring them to justice.

They are ambushed by the Darkstars who teleport the GLC back to Mogo, but…

…teleport Hal Jordan elsewhere to show him the scope of the Darkstars power.

Tomar-Tu explains that the Darkstar mantles work like the Green Lantern rings and pick their hosts.

He also reveals that the Controllers are not in control of the Darkstars.

Hal Jordan does not accept a Darkstar mantle.

The Darkstars invade Mogo and the GLC surrenders, but…

…it was ruse to be buy them time to accumulate allies to…

…defeat the Darkstars! Look for villains and heroes to fight side by the side as this series marches to issue #50.

EXCLUSIVE: Avengers: Infinity War Writers On What It Takes To Write An MCU Film

EXCLUSIVE: If you haven’t been paying attention, you may have missed that Christopher Markus and Stephen McFeely, who wrote this weekend’s Avengers: Infinity War, have actually written every Captain America film including The First Avenger, making Infinity War and Avengers 4 their fourth and fifth films, respectively.

LRM had the chance to speak with these screenwriters of Avengers: Infinity War about their writing process, especially how Kevin Feige and Marvel Studios fit into the equation. First, we asked if Kevin Feige and Marvel Studios put certain limits on McFeely and Markus, or if they were given the freedom to start however they want:

Stephen McFeely: At least at the start. Yeah. That’s been the case for all of it. We sort of start, Chris and I, our entire research and development. Blue sky, anything’s possible. In this case, we gave it a 60 page manifesto, where we just said, here are all the choices. Let’s talk about em. If you circle that, you don’t get this. That kind of stuff. As we all settled in on what we definitely think this is the right way to go and that means we do this and that means we do this, it starts to take shape. That’s what when the big choices get made.

Chris Markus: Your choices eventually have big consequences.

Stephen McFeely: Yeah. And as you see them coming down the train track, you can check in with Kevin and the powers that be. This is leading to a certain spot.


LRM then asked if McFeely and Markus if the checklist of Marvel characters they were given left them with any regrets about who they wish they could use, to which McFeely answered:

“It’s not a checklist. I’ll tell you what it is. It’s a box, and we request it, but it’s a box of like baseball cards with a little magnet on the back. So we can put them on the wall, and just fill the wall with all the people who are still around in the MCU and are available to us.”

“Then we would start … some people, obviously, are related to Thanos. Or, you know, have a time stone around their neck. Or what have you. Like they would, sort of, demand space in the movie. Then we would start moving them around and putting different combinations together and just giggle. Like, oh, that would be hilarious if those two people met. We got to go do that. That kind of stuff.”

“So, it’s not a checklist. It’s basically a box that eventually people go back into the box. Some people stay on the wall. Eventually you get something that looks like that.”

Avengers: Infinity War is out this Friday, April 27, 2018.

What do you think of McFeely’s and Markus’ writing process in the Marvel Studios system? Think you would want to write a film this size? Let us know in the comment section below!

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Taking a Look at James Rhodes’ Gravestone in Invincible Iron Man #599

While he may be up and hobbling in the Avengers: Infinity War movie, in the comic books, War Machine, James Rhodes, died. At the hands of Thanos.

James Rhodes’ funeral, as seen in Sam Wilson: Captain America #10, took place at the Arlington National Cemetery.

Though we didn’t see the headstone. Today’s Invincible Iron Man #599 sees Iron Man visit to pay his respects.

The first odd thing is the lack of years. Marvel with its rolling timeline has never seemed shy about putting down dayes that will be changed at a later date. The second is the symbol, the Arlington National Cemetary has 60 approved religious symbols that can be used atop the inscription.

There have been petitions for new symbols including the pentagram and the Hammer of Thor. Is it possible that in the Marvel Universe they have also allowed the Face of Iron Man? Because aside from the religious symbols and earlier only other permitted graphics these days on a government-issued headstone is the insignia of the Medal of Honor.

Or maybe… because it’s all a fake and he’s not dead after all?

One issue left for Bendis to pull him out of the grave…

(W) Brian Michael Bendis (A) Stefano Caselli, Alex Maleev (CA) Chris Sprouse
Rated T+ In Shops: Apr 25, 2018
SRP: $3.99

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ALTERNA COMICS July 2018 Solicitations

The B&W newsprint publisher continues.

Let’s Talk About Genius Season 2, “Picasso: Chapter 1”

National Geographic premiered the second season of their original series Genius, which centers on Pablo Picasso.  Antonio Banderas is playing the passionate painter in his later years in life, with Alex Rich playing young Pablo.

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Antonio Banderas as Pablo Picasso in NatGeo’s “Genius” season 2

The first season of the series focused on Albert Einstein (played by Geoffrey Rush) and delved into his relationship with his parents as well as his wife and later ground-breaking work.  It received multiple award nominations for both production and acting.

Already announced, the third season will tackle Mary Shelley, but no word on who will be playing her yet.

Tonight’s first episode of the season:

  • Pablo’s birth, his father blowing cigar smoke into the non-breathing baby’s face.
  • Obviously, the baby survives.
  • Young Pablo attends a bull fight with his father, mesmerized by the matadors
  • His first painting is of the fight, and he proclaims to his father that he wishes to be a painter like him
  • Another time jump sees adult (and somewhat older) Pablo painting with his daughter.
  • “Well, she’s a critic, the only one I’ve ever loved.”
  • A pair of men come to Picasso’s studio and request he paint a mural for the upcoming World Expo, telling him that his work might shed light on the facists
  • “I paint what I want, and what I feel, not what someone pays me to.”
  • Another flashback, to young Pablo’s sister passing away, after he promised God to give up painting if only Maria was spared
  • As an adult, Pablo’s mistress reads to him about the ancient town of Guernica being destroyed by an air raid.
  • We see Pablo start to plan out his piece, Dora Maar (Samantha Colley) taking photographs of him
  • Due to his uncle’s belief in his talent, Pablo goes to Madrid to learn
  • His teacher tells him that he doesn’t understand geometry, form, art
  • While camping in the mountains with a Spanish American War draft dodger friend, Pablo comes up with his artist name, saying that his father’s surname Ruiz was ‘too common’
  • A rainstorm hits, and all the paintings hung to dry during the day are ruined, dripping color like blood on stones
  • A chick fight breaks out in the studio, Dora and Marie-Thérèse Walter, as Pablo paints on in glee
  • The first episode ends with a flash forward, to the invasion of the Nazis and the boxing up of paintings by a seller. He encourages Pablo to leave, “I can get you a visa.”
  • Pablo will not run, will not leave his paintings.

The use of the flashes forward and back to fill in the blanks of Pablo’s life and explain the importance of his emotional tone really works in this instance, is- for lack of a better term, genius. It’ll be interesting to see if the pacing stays strong.

Genius airs on NatGeo on Tuesdays.

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Will Future Marvel Movies Still Draw From Existing Comics Stories?

The Marvel Cinematic Universe frequently uses existing Marvel comic books as its source material - but will it continue to do so as the universe expands?

IGN caught up with Marvel Studios boss, Kevin Feige, to find out if he and his studio would continue to tap the comics for epic stories like Civil War and Infinity War.

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Doop’s Goodbye Words to Wolverine in Hunt For Wolverine #1

Today sees the publication of Hunt For Wolverine #1.

(W) Charles Soule (A) David Marquez, Paulo Siqueira (CA) Steve McNiven
The RETURN OF WOLVERINE begins here, providing the first piece of a mystery that will leave no corner of the Marvel Universe untouched. Just as the X-Men have finally come to terms with Logan’s death, they learn a terrible secret. Old wounds will be re-opened, truths questioned, and an epic quest begun. The earliest clues to the mystery of Wolverine’s return are laid down here… who will solve it first? Rated T+ In Shops: Apr 25, 2018 SRP: $5.99

That’s the one.

In which we see what happened to Wolverine’s body after it was cased in molten adamantium, burning him alive. Until he was no longer alive.

The Beast says confirms that.

But we also get to hear the last words of Doop, the floating mutant cameraman revealed to have a long history intertwined with Wolverine. A quick look at the Doop translator…


Adios you dark bastard.   see you back at the Ranch…

Well, that’s one way to get another swear word past the censors. Though I’m not sure how much the X-Men books worries about that kind of thing now.


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Marvel Comics Legacy & Avengers #690 Spoilers: No Surrender 16 Clouds The Direction Of Hawkeye Heading Into Fresh Start?

Marvel Comics Legacy and Avengers #690 Spoilers for No Surrender 16 follows.

Covers Clouds The Direction Of Hawkeye Heading Into Fresh Start?

You may remember that Avengers #682 for No Surrender Part 8 had a cover that was originally solicited like this…

…but was changed to this before publication because…

…a classic costumed Hawkeye returned in the interior pages.

Well this is the cover to Avengers #690 No Surrender Part 16.

That cover did not change and has the more modern, Avengers movie franchise look, on the cover for Hawkeye. I certainly hope classic looking Hawkeye is part of the fresh start initiative despite him not being prominent in the Avengers #1 fresh start kick off.

Avengers #1 hits stands on May 2, 2018, only 7 days away, next week!

Advance Preview: Shadowman Stands at the Crossroads While the Husks Hunger For Souls – Shadowman #3

The "Fear of the Dark" storyline concludes.

DC Comics Universe & Detective Comics #979 Spoilers: Batman Vs. Tim Drake Red Robin? What Is Pax Batmana? Plus OMACs As Time Is Broken?!

DC Comics Universe and Detective Comics #979 Spoilers follow.

Batman Vs. Tim Drake Red Robin? What is Pax Batmana? Plus OMACs As Time Is Broken?!

Tim Drake, Red Robin, is yet again a prisoner, but this time to a future refugee named Ulysses Hadrian Armstrong. He is trying to manipulate Tim and shows him a bleak future…

…that can’t be prevented per se. Tim and his loved one can be “spared” by getting assimilated by the OMAC Project?!

Ulysses continues to torture Tim Drake…

…until he seems to give in as Pax Batmana a new kind of OMAC.

Batman turns to his secret weapon for help…

…Stephanie Brown, the Spoiler, and Tim Drake’s love to try to defeat this new threat.

A threat that has grown! Tim Drake as Pax Batmana appears to the general of all of the OMACs!

Fathom Events to Premiere Latest Fate Anime in U.S. Theaters for 2 Nights Only in June

The latest installment in the Fate anime series, Fate/stay night: Heaven’s Feel I. presage flower, is headed to theaters with the world premiere of an English dub version on June 5 and 7. According to a press release, attendees will also see “exclusive bonus content featuring English ADR Director Tony Oliver and the main voice actors.” Tomonori Sudou directed the undubbed film.

From the press release:

Based on the wildly popular Fate franchise that gave anime fans “Fate/stay night [Unlimited Blade Works],” “Fate/Zero” and the hit mobile game “Fate/Grand Order,” the first film in this movie trilogy explodes with epic action and heart-wrenching drama, tied together by original author Kinoko Nasu’s unique storytelling and otherworldly cast of characters. For the first time ever, moviegoers will experience the film’s English dub along with the despair, romance and terrifying secrets of the Holy Grail War with protagonist Shirou Emiya in the first chapter of this high-stakes trilogy.

The film summons the all-star English voice cast from “Fate/stay night [Unlimited Blade Works],” including Kari Wahlgren as Saber, Bryce Papenbrook as Shirou Emiya, Mela Lee as Rin Tohsaka, Kyle McCarley as Shinji Matou, Kaiji Tang as Archer, Crispin Freeman as Kirei Kotomine and Cristina Vee as heroine Sakura Matou. Composer Yuki Kajiura (“Puella Magi Madoka Magica,” “Sword Art Online”) will provide the soundtrack for the film, and director Tomonori Sudo (“the Garden of sinners -recalled out summer-”) returns to the Fate series to craft the events of the visual novel into the complete cinematic experience. Celebrated animation studio ufotable (“Fate/Zero,” “Fate/stay night [Unlimited Blade Works],” “the Garden of sinners”) returns to animate TYPE-MOON’s work, promising all of the dynamic action of the previous installations.

Interested? Tickets go on sale on May 4th, and you can check Fathom’s website for details on participating theaters.

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AVENGERS: INFINITY WAR Reviews Are In, And ROTTEN TOMATOES’ Certification In With It

But will it keep it?

Every New Comic in Free Comic Book Day 2018

The first weekend of May means two things - there's a new Marvel movie in theaters (in this case, Avengers: Infinity War) and another Free Comic Book Day has arrived. If you enjoy reading comic books and not having to pay for things, it's pretty much a perfect storm of awesome.

As usual, publishers are going all-out to celebrate this year's FCBD on May 5. Fans can look forward to new tales featuring heroes like Captain America, Spider-Man, Batman, Doctor Who and the Power Rangers. Check out our slideshow below spotlighting all of the books included in this year's FCBD promotion, along with their creative teams and official descriptions. Note that we're also including DC Nation #0, even though it's actually being released on May 2 and carries a cover price of 25 cents in print form.

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Marvel Comics Legacy & The Mighty Thor #706 Spoilers: Does Jane Foster Die? How Does Finale Lead Into Thor Fresh Start?

Marvel Comics Legacy and The Mighty Thor #706 Spoilers follows.

Does Jane Foster Die and How Does This Finale Lead Into Thor Fresh Start?

The books opens with the usually story summary or catch-up page with creators credits.

Jane Foster, Thor, defeated Mangog where no one else could and it cost her her life. She arrives at the gates of the Norse warrior heaven Valhalla.

Odin acknowledges her accomplishment and sacrifice and finds her worthy of Valhalla.

Thor is also trying to bring back Jane Foster by wrestling the god Tempest, at the heart of Mjolnir, but even with Odin it doesn’t appear enough.

In the end, at the gates of Valhalla, Jane Foster chooses to stay alive and fight her cancer in real life then succumb to death as Thor. This is different from the recent Avengers Secret Wars animated series where Odin made her Thunderstrike.

Next we have Odinson, with a reclaimed Thor mantle and still Unworthy, with an uru metal arm and a hammer that can becomes many other uru metal weapons, get a fresh start with Thor #1.

Thor #1 hits stands June 13, 2018.

Spider-Man: Into The Spider-Verse Casts Jake Johnson As Peter Parker

Spider-Men. Spider-Men. Sony just cast one of their animated Spider-Men.

CinemaBlend reports from CinemaCon that Sony has cast Jake Johnson as Peter Parker, opposite Shameiek Moore’s Miles Morales.

We are of course referring to Sony’s animated film, Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse, written by Phil Lord with Christopher Miller producing. You know, the two directors fired from Solo: A Star Wars Story. Or rather, the guys behind 21 Jump St. and The Lego Movie. (That second description sounds far more positive!)

RELATED: Spider-Man: Trailer Hits For Visually Stunning Animated Film From Sony!

The animated film will focus on Miles Morales’ Spider-Man, but with the title Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse, I wouldn’t be surprised if more versions of Spider-Man were cast as well. Hell, with a multi-verse, they could do all sorts of characters like Spider-Gwen, though that would make this movie real confusing, real fast.

You know Jake Johnson from just about everything: New Girl, 21 Jump St, Jurassic World, and The Mummy. Johnson joins a cast that already includes Moore as Morales, Mahershala Ali as Aaron Davis, Brian Tyree Henry as Jefferson Davis and Liev Schreiber in a yet to be revealed role (though my money is on the villain).

Do you think Johnson’s voice will make for a good Peter Parker? Is there someone else you would have picked? Let us know in the comment section below.

Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse swings into theaters on December 14, 2018.

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SOURCE: CinemaBlend

DC Comics Releases New House Ad For Batman & Catwoman Wedding Including Checklist (Slight Spoilers)

DC Comics Releases New House Ad For Batman and Catwoman Wedding Including Checklist (Slight Spoilers).

This should be in all DC Comics main line super-hero titles this week.

Thanos Annual #1 is a Set Up to Cosmic Ghost Rider #1

Today’s Thanos Annual #1 is bloody brilliant, with the Cosmic Ghost Rider, the future Frank Castle cursed by Mephisto, telling stories about many of the various actions of destruction and cruelty that Thanos enacts across the universe. And it’s pretty brilliant to have this out the same week as Avengers: Infinity War comes out. If only they could get their act together and have people selling it in cinemas? No, that would make too much sense…

And so we get tales from Donny Cates, Geoff Shaw and Antonio Fabela, Chris Hastings, Flaviano and Federico Blee, Kieron Gillen, Andre Araujo and Chris O’Halloran, Katie Cook and Heather Breckle, Ryan North, Will Robson and Rachelle Rosenberg, and Al Ewing and Frazer Irving, each depicting a further cruelty… to be fair, far crueler than the Thanos of the movie who acts from a more altruistic means, albeit it with the same outcome.

But what we also get is an ending that seems designed to line up the upcoming Cosmic Ghost Rider spinoff series to follow on from the Thanos series by Donny Cates and Dylan Burnett.

Though you will have to wait until July…

(W) Donny Cates (A) Dylan Burnett (CA) Geoff Shaw
Frank Castle was the Punisher. A deal with the devil made him Ghost Rider. A deal with Galactus made him cosmic. A deal with Thanos made him…DEAD?!? Not to worry, he’s coming back, and he’s got a plan to make the universe a better place that’s going to lead him into an even CRAZIER adventure than he’s ever been in! Join hot new comic (and cosmic?) writer Donny Cates (THANOS, DOCTOR STRANGE) as he pushes his wildest creation past the breaking point!
Rated T+In Shops: Jul 04, 2018
SRP: $3.99

(W) Donny Cates, Kieron Gillen, Al Ewing, Ryan North, Christopher Hastings, Katie Cook (A) Katie Cook, Frazer Irving, Andre Araujo, Will Robson, Flaviano Armentaro (A/CA) Geoff Shaw
Thanos is likely the most evil being in the universe…and if anyone would know, it’s the all-new Cosmic Ghost Rider. Let the spirit of vengeance be your guide on a tour through the worst of the worst, as he reveals the most heinous deeds ever perpetrated by the Mad Titan…or by anyone else!
Parental Advisory In Shops: Apr 25, 2018
SRP: $4.99

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By Its Cover EXTRA: The New Look Of DC Variants

I’ve been writing about covers the week after release, because it’s easier to spot last-minute changes, but I was curious if people would rather I wrote about them the Wednesday of release. So I ran a poll on Twitter, and the results indicated the latter (by quite a large margin). So this is an EXTRA […]

We Finally Know Whether Or Not Lauren Cohan Will Return For THE WALKING DEAD Season 9

There's been a lot of talk about Lauren Cohan's future as part of The Walking Dead but the actress has finally shed some light on what comes next for her and whether or not she'll return to the series.

Amanda Waller Appreciates Donald Trump’s ‘Impulsiveness’ in Today’s Suicide Squad #40

We saw President Donald Trump got possessed with the rest of Washington DC in Suicide Squad #39 by The Wall. And, you know, in the comments a lot of people were okay with that.

But in today’s Suicide Squad #40, well first there’s the threat that we finally might get to see the Suicide Squad: Black Files mini-series that was cancelled when a DC Comics executive read Bleeding Cool and realised they were about to use Neil Gaiman‘s Sandman characters without asking him and the Sandman Presents series was in the works and, seriously, who green-lit this to solicitation?

Do it, Hack/The Wall, I want to see those Doctor Endless stories… but before they get the chance, it all gets sorted out one way or another. And Amanda Waller finds a reason to be grateful for her President.

They could use that as a campaigning campaign for 2020, don’t you think? ‘There’s a lot to be said for an impulsive President’ – Amanda Waller, Suicide Squad.

(W) Rob Williams (A) Eduardo Pansica, Julia Ferriera (CA) Francesco Mattina
“BREAK THROUGH THE WALL” finale! The Squad faces down the Wall as their fate hangs in the balance. If the Squad doesn’t stop the Wall, the U.S. government will be demolished!In Shops: Apr 25, 2018
SRP: $2.99

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BOX OFFICE: AVENGERS: INFINITY WAR’s Worldwide Open Could Be Upwards Of $500 Million

Avengers: Infinity War hits theaters tomorrow and the latest figures are now here and it looks like the Marvel Studios movie will be breaking records both domestically and overseas. Read on for details!

Hercules – Back On The Wagon in Avengers #690?

That’s the thing about Hercules. In one comic he is teetotal, a decision made and stuck to, after a lifetime of being a boorish lush.

But in this month’s Venomized, he is a drunkard boorish lush again.

But previously in Marvel Two-In-One, he is drinking… non-alcoholic beer.

And no one at Marvel seems to notice.

Well, in today’s Avengers, as the No Surrender storyline wraps up, heads to a new future, while also leaving a monument to the last few years, Hercules intends to go to the pub. But only for others to drink. He is back on the wagon…

Maybe Hercules is attracted to both being sober and being drunk? He’s not limited to one state of being, he’s open to all possibilities that may present himself. That doesn’t mean he’s not picky, he just has more options to choose from? He’s bi-sober?

Just a thought…

(W) Mark Waid, Al Ewing, Jim Zub (A) Pepe Larraz (CA) Mark Brooks
The battle is over, and those left standing in the rubble have to find a way to move forward. As an era of the Avengers comes to a close, what will rise to take its place?
Rated T+In Shops: Apr 25, 2018
SRP: $3.99

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CAPTAIN MARVEL: Kevin Feige Teases A Different Take On Mar-Vell And Why He’s Not The Focus Of The Movie

We know that Jude Law is playing Mar-Vell in the upcoming Captain Marvel but Kevin Feige has now told fans they should expect a slightly different take on the character and explains why he's not the lead.

Is This the Missing Justice League Comic? (Justice League of America #29 SPOILERS)

In a previous issue of Justice League Of America, the foundations were set.

Ahead of the No Justice series, Justice League of America has been… postponed? Cancelled? It won’t be back in this form, certainly. Well, the final issue, Justice League of America #29 out today has given a name and an idea to what may be coming…

(W) Steve Orlando (A) Hugo Petrus (CA) David Williams
“DAWN OF TIME” finale! Chronos has won. Super heroes are non existent in the new timeline he’s manipulated into existence. The League will have to find each other, reform and fix the time stream or all of time will be at Chronos’s command.In Shops: Apr 25, 2018
SRP: $2.99

With a little push from Promethea…

Vixen and Killer Frost talk about what is to come. A new Justice League based at Happy Harbor. The original home to the Secret Sanctuary headquarters of the Justice League of America from 1960. And somewhat separate from the Hall Of Justice being rebuilt – but could there be a dimensional door? But the JLA will no longer be a superhero team in the traditional sense of the word…

And we have a name and a cast-list. Lobo begone, but it looks as if this is what writer Steve Orlando – or whoever – may be steering out the other side of No Justice and the new Justice League series.

The Justice Foundation. Less a superhero team, more a workshop, a think tank, creating medicines, technology and solutions. But still for some reason, always running towards things with speedlines. Shame DC can’t decide what to do with Poison Ivy, she’d be perfect for this…

DC Fresh Start?

Oh and yes, that’s Mndawe Foundation as in Dominic Mndawe, the Freedom Beast created in Grant Morrison and Chas Truog‘s Animal Man, and turning up in a number of Steve Orlando comic books…

So… who wants to be the bunsen burner?


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The Comic Source Podcast Episode 297 – New Comics Wednesday April 25, 2018

In this episode we discuss;

The Comic Source Podcast

Episode 297

New Comic Wednesday April 25, 2018


  1. DC “FRESH START” Rumors
  2. Jace
    1. Demon Hell is Earth #6
      1. Writer – Andrew Constant, Penciller – Brad Walker, Inker – Andrew Hennessy, Colorist – Chris Sotomayor
    2. Hal Jordan and the Green Lantern Corps #43
      1. Writer – Robert Venditti, Penciller – Rafa Sandoval, Inker – Jordi Tarragona, Colorist – Tomeu Morey

AVENGERS: INFINITY WAR Has Officially Been “Certified Fresh” As Rotten Tomatoes Score Is Revealed

Avengers: Infinity War may not have scored the seemingly endless wave of 5* reviews that Black Panther did but the movie is a critical hit and we now have details on its Rotten Tomatoes rating...

Captain America Battles Proxima Midnight In Latest AVENGERS: INFINITY WAR Clip

During last night's episode of Jimmy Kimmel Live, another new Avengers: Infinity War clip was revealed which shows Steve Rogers going one on one with Proxima Midnight. Hit the jump to check it out!

Steven Spielberg’s DC Comics Movie Blackhawk Explained

Who is the mysterious pilot hero that's about to get a Steven Spielberg movie?

Joe Russo Clarifies Which Version Of SECRET WARS He Wants To See Brought To The Big Screen

Avengers: Infinity War co-director Joe Russo has revealed whether he'd like to see the original or new version of Secret Wars brought to the big screen and shares his excitement for the Fox/Disney deal.

Here’s Why CAPTAIN MARVEL Is Bringing Back So Many Familiar Faces To The MCU

It was recently confirmed that Nick Fury, Agent Coulson, Ronan the Accuser, and Korath will all be making an appearance in Captain Marvel and now Kevin Feige has explained why they'll be showing up there.

Damon Lindelof And HBO’s WATCHMEN Won’t Be A Direct Adaptation Of The Alan Moore Comic

Though we know little about Damon Lindelof's forthcoming adaptation of the Watchmen comics, many fans still remain excited. Now, the showrunner himself explains how he plans to adapt the graphic novel...

First Look Photos and Poster for Mark Wahlberg’s Mile 22

Mark Wahlberg stars in MILE 22

Mark Wahlberg and director Peter Berg are teaming up again.

They have teamed up to bring a new action film called Mile 22.

This action packed film also stars Lauren Cohan, Iko Uwais, Ronda Rousey and John Malkovich.

The short synopsis is as follows:

In a visceral modern thriller, Wahlberg stars as James Silver, an operative of the CIA’s most highly-prized and least understood unit. Aided by a top-secret tactical command team, Silva must retrieve and transport an asset who holds life-threatening information to Mile 22 for extraction before the enemy closes in.

The one thing for sure, there’s going to be a lot of gun battles, fight sequences and explosions when these two team up together.

STXfilms showcased the trailer to the film today to audiences of CinemaCon. However, the released the first look images and poster in their promotion.

Stay tuned later today for a reaction to the trailer from CinemaCon.

Check it out the poster and first look images below.

Iko Uwais stars in MILE 22
Lauren Cohan stars as Alice in the STXfilms MILE 22.
Ronda Rousey stars as Sam Snow in the STXfilms MILE 22.

LEGION: The Idea Of Life Is Irrelevant In The New Promo For Season 2, Episode 5: “Chapter 13”

After another mindbending episode, next week's hour will feature an uneasy reunion that will lead to an absolutely shocking truth. Come check out the new promo for the upcoming episode now!

THE FLASH: DeVoe Is Up To No Good In The New Promo For Season 4, Episode 20: “Therefore She Is”

DeVoe - the real DeVoe - is back and that means nothing good for Barry Allen. Next week, the Scarlet Speedster will team with Gypsy to find a creative way to take down The Thinker. Check out the new promo!

Let’s Talk About Legion Season 2 Episode 4, “Chapter 12”

We keep saying it but Legion remains a high point of episodic television.  It’s trippy, very psychedelic, and strangely addictive.

The story of mutants and mental powers being told in the rich visceral era the original Chris Claremont X-Men stories were placed in was a genius move, and one that sets the show appart on FX from any of the other comic book based properties.

If you didn’t see last week’s episode “Chapter 11”, you can catch up here.

Season 2 episode 4 “Chapter 12” has another simple synopsis:

“David faces multiple tests.”

Things that happened in Legion s2e4:

LEGION — “Chapter 12” – Season 2, Episode 4 (Airs Tuesday, April 24, 10:00 pm/ep) — Pictured (l-r): Dan Stevens as David Haller, Amber Midthunder as Kerry Loudermilk, Rachel Keller as Syd Barrett. CR: Suzanne Tenner/FX
  • The episode begins during a snowstorm, Syd (Rachel Keller) warms her hands over a fire in an igloo
  • Apparently Syd is reliving her birth, tiny crying baby at mother’s breast to home in a crib
  • From a young age, she didn’t like to be touched. Her mother using a pillow between them to cuddle her
  • Young Syd sees a couple kissing in a museum, and its unsure if she’s looking at them quizzically or longingly
  • Lily Rabe plays Syd’s mom, giving a lecture in their living room to an assembled group of people.
  • Syd goes through a punk phase, going to a basement club where she begins moshing around, very different from her not wanting to be touched
  • She wakes in a hospital, with protective straps on her wrist
  • Back in the present time, David visits Syd, but she’s acting like she doesn’t know him.
  • David goes back with Syd in her next revisit to her birth, the baby focusing her sight on him instantly.
  • In another flashback, a highschool boy taunts teenage Syd and asks her for a kiss. She says no, but another group of highschoolers show up and start laughing.
  • Syd pulls him in for a long kiss, and we see her collapse,
  • The boy picks up his lacrosse stick and begins to beat the laughing girls.
  • of course it’s because Syd took over his body, and once she goes back to her own, she tells the responding security guards that the boy did it.
  • David reveals to Syd that he knows she’s stuck in her mind, and he needs to find the trigger to get her out like he did for everyone else.
  • Wow, this cover of Cream’s “White Room” is freaking great!
  • Syd begins to run a pair of scissors over her thigh, and tells David that again he’s wrong in his assumption of what she needs to be freed from her mind’s prison
  • Back in the institute, folks are waking up but David and Syd still haven’t
  • David cannot seem to figure out what Syd wants, and continues to repeat her life
  • Syd takes over her mom’s body, and sneaks into the shower with her mom’s boyfriend, having her first sexual experience, but obviously what she really wants is to FEEL.
  • “Some are strong at the broken places,” David says
  • “Love is a hot bath. What happens to things when you leave them in a bath too long. They get soft, fall apart,” Syd says.
  • After an incredible speech that reveals how deep their connection goes, the pair wakes together.
  • They get up and walk into the hallway to find guards bringing in someone
  • It’s Lenny. She’s back.
  • The episode ends with an equally amazing “Burning Down The House” cover


Such a departure from previous episodes, deeper in so many ways.  This particular episode hitting really close to home, everything Syd said to David are things I’ve tried to put into words to anyone who’s asked about my scars.

Probably my favorite episode of the series so far on an emotional level.  Wonderfully well done.

Legion airs on FX on Tuesdays.

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Quick Spoilers: Thanos Annual #1 Where does a Ghost Rider Go when he dies

Thanos Annual #1 is in stores today. It is the wrap up to Donny Cates Thanos story before moving on to Cosmic Ghost Rider in July. Cosmic Ghost Rider, aka Frank Castle, died in the Thanos storyline but is getting his own series. But how, will it be a flash back story set in the past, could be, but it also addresses where a Ghost Rider goes when they die. (One would think hell).

Thanos Annual #1 leads directly into the Cosmic Ghost Rider series. Click the spoiler image to see the final page of the Thanos Annual #1

Marvel Comics Universe & Tony Stark Iron Man #1 Spoilers: Iron Man Gets A Fresh Start After Invincible Iron Man #599 / #600 Via Preview

Marvel Comics Universe and Tony Stark Iron Man #1 Spoilers follows.

Iron Man Gets A Fresh Start After Invincible Iron Man #599 / #600.

Tony Stark Iron Man #1 hits stands on June 20, 2018.

Invincible Iron Man #599 is in stores this week.

Invincible Iron Man #600 hits stands on May 23, 2018.

Den of Thieves: Director Paul Christian Gudegast On Bringing Gritty Realism To Heist Movie (Exclusive Interview)

Den of Thieves will rank up there on being one of the most realistic, gritty bank heist movies.

The film stars Gerard Butler, Pablo Schreiber, O’Shea Jackson Jr. and Curtis ’50 Cent’ Jackson in this memorable film of the cat and mouse chase between an elite group of police officers against the most successful bank robbery crew.

The film is written and directed by Christian Gudegast. The film marks as Gudegast’s directorial debut.

Den of Thieves is out on digital download, Blu-ray, DVD and On Demand today from STXfilms and Universal Pictures Home Entertainment.

LRM had a phone interview earlier this month with director Christian Gudegast on his research and writing process to make one of the most realistic heist movie on to the screen.

Read our interview transcript below.

LRM: I’ve checked out your film. Very fascinating. Very Gritty. Very real. So tell me what inspired you to actually write Den of Thieves?

Christian Gudegast: Two specific things. One is I’ve wanted to do a series of films, a crime films, specifically to on parts of LA I’ve never really explored despite knowing it very well. It is sort of the whole vibe, the culture and the world there. Secondly, it’s based on a few different true stories. One is about the Hole in the Ground Gang, which was essentially Merrimen’s crew in the movie. All these high profile bank robbers they did in LA, which was the late nineties in the mid-2000s. They were never caught. Also several people that I know that are the characters based on specifically, Big Nick and even Donnie. They are actual people that the characters are inspired by bringing all these stories together and making them.

LRM: You’ve written several types of these stories before. What is your experience and the fascination with bank heists?

Christian Gudegast: I don’t really have fascinations of bank heists to any more than I do than a crime film in general. There’s just something there. The challenge of it pulling it off is interesting. The ability to tackle the challenge of pulling it off and the specific details about how one would do are interesting. When you read these actual cases of what they do–you’ll marvel at the intelligence and the genius of the criminal. That’s all very real. Some of the stuff they pull off is pretty incredible. I like the idea of exploring who those guys are. What makes them tick? Why they do what they do? How it did it? It’s the emotional tone at all.

LRM: Tell me about your writing process on trying to make this very gritty and very real. How did you work with Paul Scheuring, who you worked before with A Man Apart?

Christian Gudegast: We worked together only in the conceptual stage. We were writing partners probably in the first eight years of our careers. We divide and conquer, and later we just want to do on our own. One of the things was Prison Break. We slowly over time started doing our own thing. We’re still good friends. We’ve [worked together for] a long, long time, but was something I want to do on my own. On the kernel level, we had a lot of ideas together. There will be some more products down the road where he and I share some kind of story.

My process is that I’m a research hound. I just do like a crazy amount of detail in the research. I literally find the actual people from a world that the movies are set in. I interviewed them, hanged out with them and photographed them. Then I bring on advisors, whatever I need to give it reality. We’ve done it with the Den of Thieves.

With the cast, it was the training of the actors. We really, really trained all the guys very, very hard. We got this many detailed exactly right as we possibly could.

LRM: How did you come to the decision to directorial debut? How as that overall experience for you?

Christian Gudegast: When I finished writing it and I knew that I wanted it to be my directorial debut. I know the so world intimately. I know the specifics of it. I know the people. I wanted to sort of expose a specific part of LA and the specific world that I know very well and very comfortable around. The process was, at first, the most frustrating parts of the world because the movie was set up a Relativity Media. The company that went bankrupt. We were green lit there for probably about four different times for the first time in 2009 with [Mark] Wahlberg. The company ended up going bankrupt. So that speaks for itself. That’s why it never got made there. Once we finally were able to get out of bankruptcy court and moved over to STXfilms where I’m finally able to make it. The experience of making it was honestly the experience of a lifetime. It was everybody in the cast. It was the best experience anybody’s ever had. Everybody was just a camaraderie. We all worked our asses off and got along. We had a great time making the movie.

LRM: I loved the cast that you actually brought on for the Den of Thieves. Could you talk about some members of the cast? I think this is the second time you worked with Gerard Butler in from a previous movie?

Christian Gudegast: Yeah. It is. I actually worked with him on quite a few projects in the past, but primarily in development. The cast was a very, very, very carefully put together. The casting director and I really wanted to make it as a cast of familiars and some not, substitute and wanted people to get lost in the world of the movie. It’s like you to watch like a foreign film–a European film or an Asian film–you’re not familiar with the actor and you sort of lose yourself in that world. You’re not seeing all these familiar faces. The key was to get people that really fit the world. It’s a very, very muscular, very tough world. I wanted everybody to be very, very real and authentic. We went through, even on some of the smallest roles, for fifty or even a hundred people. We really, really drill down to cast hard. We think the results paid off.

LRM: Speaking of realism, I’ve drove by the Federal Reserve in Los Angeles and Alameda Street several times. But, you filmed this movie mostly in Atlanta. Why don’t you just base it in Atlanta instead? LA and Atlanta are quite different.

Christian Gudegast: Correct. That was a debate we had for quite some time. We all knew it had to be set in Los Angeles, because it was too specific to LA. The rules of the streets are different in Atlanta completely. The whole script was very, very, very specific. To lose that would’ve been a shame. That’s the reality of making movies these days. So if you have anything set anywhere specifically your fucking knock the shit out there anyway. It’s just something you just have to be in process in production. You have to be careful. You have to choose your locations well. You have to be disciplined about it. That’s just the reality and there’s nothing you can do about it. If you want something to set somewhere, you just have to go for it. You can’t just give up, because of the realities of that. We shot in LA in the end for a week. We were very discerning and picking out what case in Atlanta.

LRM: How did you get the accuracy of inside the Federal Reserve look there? Not many people know what’s actually going on inside a federal building. How did you do your research and to basically make it as accurate as possible?

Christian Gudegast: We did a truck load. We actually went there. I personally went into the set 10 times. We couldn’t get all the crew in there, but we’ve got the production designer and art director. We actually got Gerard Butler in there. The producer, Tucker Tooley, his father actually used to build buildings for the federal government. One of the buildings that he built was the Federal Reserve of Los Angeles. So we were given, obviously there’s only so much access you can be given. We were given an extraordinary amount of access and help. What you see in the film is pretty much exactly what it looks like. The process described in the film is absolutely 100 percent correct on how it goes down to the last detail.

The machines, the money counting machines, are the actual machines from the actual company. They kept on turning us down for months. They finally agreed to help us and not only help us, but they brought all their engineers from the Federal Reserve to our set. They helped us build our set and installed all the actual machines. Those are the actual accounting machines that count the money. That’s a real thing that you see right there None of that was built. It was all real. When you see Donnie opening it up and all that–those are the actual machines themselves. We had all these engineers that are operating for us and they basically welcomed us with open arms. They were very, very cool. That was crucial, because to reproduce those machines would have been basically impossible.

LRM: I understand you already got the call for the sequel for Den of Thieves 2. Was that unexpected for you or did you actually knew you had a good thing in your hands?

Christian Gudegast: You know how it is. We thought that we did a good thing on their hands, but you never know until you know. I was pretty confident. Everybody was, was fairly confident. In the business, people think the movie over performs, then we’re very happy with the results. We’re opening now this week and a bunch of European and territories. We’re think it’s going make well over $100 million. I actually personally think maybe under performed with the release in January. We’re very happy with the results and the sequel had already been planned. I’ve got the whole plot. I’ve already done all the research. I’m talking to a place in Europe and we’re very, very excited about it.

LRM:That’s pretty awesome. Thank you very much for um, for speaking with me and I wish you good luck with it with the sequel. Thank you.

Christian Gudegast: Thank you very much. Nice meeting you.

Den of Thieves is out on digital download, Blu-ray, DVD and On Demand today from STXfilms and Universal Pictures Home Entertainment.

Source: Exclusive to LRM

Disney’s Big Hero 6: The Series To Debut This June

Disney’s new animated series Big Hero 6: The Series will launch on Saturday, June 9th according to It will launch with back to back episodes the first on Saturday morning at 9:00 a.m. ET/PT and the second one on Sunday morning at the same time. Following the premiere weekend, new episodes will debut every Saturday through September and will be available on the Disney Channel, DisneyNow and Disney Channel VOD platforms.

Big Hero 6: The Series is based on the Academy Award winning animated feature film Big Hero 6. The series will continue to follow the 14 year old genius Hiro alongside his robot Baymax as they journey into high tech adventures protecting their home city from scientifically enhanced villains. Joining them on their adventures will be their friends Wasabi, Honey Lemon, Go Go and Fred.

Executive producers McCorkle and Schooley had this to say about the new series:
“The ‘Big Hero 6: The Series’ crew has been busy cooking up exciting new adventures for Hiro, his best friend Baymax, and the rest of the Big Hero 6 team as they continue their journey together in San Fransokyo. We cannot wait for the audience to come along for the fast and funny ride.”

The cast for the animated series is made up of Maya Rudoph as Aunt Cass, Ryan Potter as Hiro, Scott Adsit as Baymax, Jaime Chung as Go Go, Alan Tudyk as Alistair Krei, Khary Payton as Wasabi, Genesis Rodriguez as Honey Lemon, Brooks Wheelan as Fred and as Fred’s dad the legendary Stan Lee.

Big Hero 6 was a great film and it would be interesting to see the team back in action. With a series like this on television it would be safe to say that there probably isn’t a sequel to the film coming up anytime soon. Either way it looks to be a great show to share with your kids.

What are your thoughts on the new Big Hero 6 series? Let us know in the comment section below!

Disney’s Big Hero 6: The Series premieres June 9th, on the Disney Channel.


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Director for Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom Using Music To Motivate Actors

When you think of the sounds of a film there are very different ways it could be interpreted. From the music of a film to get audiences engaged like in Marvel Studios’ Guardians of the Galaxy or Warner Bros. Suicide Squad. Or you can also think of sounds or lack of sounds to establish tension like in Paramount’s’ A Quiet Place. But it seems that J.A. Bayona, director of Universal Studios’ Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom has found an interesting technique to enhance his actors’ performances using music.

In an interview with SlashFilm Bayona revealed that he sometimes doesn’t just play music in between takes, but during the actual filming of the scenes. He says that, “I like music. It helps a lot in creating the tension, the mood. Sometimes you play light music to make the actors feel good on the set. And the lines come with a freshness that maybe you would not get in a different way.”

This isn’t the first time Bayona has used music to help create the right mood for his sets, something that he has continued with this film. He goes on to explain how he used this method with star Bryce Dallas Howard in a scene that didn’t have any dialogue. How he used different styles of music to get very different performances.
“I played three pieces. Every piece very different from the other one. So one was like romantic music. The other one was scary. And she played three different performances in every take. And it was very interesting. These are the kind of things I do enjoy…especially in these movies, they’re so big. They’re so pre-designed that you want to get to the set and break that.”

Music can have quite an effect on the mood of people, so to take this and use it to motivate an actors emotions is a very interesting method. We’ll have to see how this turns out in the film in June. What do you think of Bayona’s method? Let us know in the comment section below!

Universal Studios’ Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom roars into theaters June 22nd, 2018.


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WONDER WOMAN 2 Director Patty Jenkins Confirms The Sequel’s 1980s Setting At CinemaCon

Finally confirming a longstanding rumor, director Patty Jenkins has officially revealed that the upcoming Wonder Woman sequel will indeed be set in the '80s. Thee was no mention of the Cold War, however...

ASH VS EVIL DEAD: Come Check Out The Promo For The Series Finale: “The Mettle Of Man”

It is time to test the mettle of man in the series finale of Ash vs Evil Dead. Elk Grove has become a war zone, besieged by Deadites and a giant Kandarian demon. It is up to Ash Williams to save humanity.

WB Shows Sizzle Reel Featuring Aquaman Footage at CinemaCon

During the WB portion of CinemaCon today, the audience was treated to some new footage of director James Wan‘s upcoming Aquaman.

If you missed the BC liveblog of everything that happened today during the WB presentation, you can catch up here.

The footage, in the form of a sizzle reel, included the first appearance of Black Manta as well as more Jason Momoa as title character Aquaman.

There was a scene on a submarine where Black Manta goes after Aquaman while on a submarine with a sword- which of course AC catches in his bare hands.

Will Arnett who voices Batman in LEGO Batman at one point asked Jason if he “ever wanted to play a character who wears a shirt?”, which of course the audience loved.

Amber Heard commented that she didn’t want to play Mera as ‘a damsel in distress’. “I actually save you more,” she commented to Momoa who shouted back, “SPOILER!!”

Birth.Movies.Death news editor Scott Wampler tweeted:

Holy shit, AQUAMAN looks *epic* in scale. Exponentially bigger than anything Wan’s done to date. And it looks fucking awesome: huge underwater skylines, dudes riding giant armored seahorses, Black Manta looks straight outta the comics. I’m super impressed.

Fandango managing editor Erik Davis said that the “teaser focused on battle for the throne between Aquaman and his brother, played by Patrick Wilson“. He also mention that there was a ases a huge gladiator-like fight between the two, and a not-yet-done shot of Black Manta “looked wicked and very similar to this”:

“The war is coming to the surface and I am bringing the wrath of the seven seas with me,” Aquaman exclaims during one scene.  There were warriors riding on sharks and scenes with armored freaking seahorses.

Needless to say, we cannot wait to see a trailer for the film, which is due out on December 21st 2018.

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AQUAMAN CinemaCon Footage Impresses Attendees; Features Black Manta, Ocean Master And Much More

Aquaman director James Wan screened some unfinished scenes from his upcoming DC flick at CinemaCon, and the reactions have been very positive indeed. Find out what the footage entailed after the jump...

Mata Hari #3 Review: Still Good, but Flaws are Beginning to Weigh it Down

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Writer: Emma Beeby, Artist: Ariela Kristantina, Color Artist: Pat Masioni, Letters: Sal Cipriano, Cover by: Ariela Kristantina and Pat Masioni, Designer: Richard Bruning, Digital Art Technician: Adam Pruett, Associate Editor: Rachel Roberts, Editor: Karen Berger, Publisher: Mike Richardson, Publishing Company: Dark Horse Comics, Release Date: Out Now, Price: $3.99

We get a look at Mata Hari’s life as a married woman and the trials and tribulations therein. Her husband quickly turned on her and blamed the woman for all ills they ever faced. In her current dilemma at the French prison, the Captain continues to make cruel and underhanded maneuvers to incriminate Mata Hari.

Mata Hari #3 cover by Ariela Kristantina
Mata Hari #3 cover by Ariela Kristantina and Pat Masioni

Mata Hari #3 offers the most chronologically and spatially focused installment of the series. We only spend time in two different parts of Mata’s life, and that does allow for a more coherent view of these parts of her life.

That said, the narrative can still get a little confusing. While I’ve enjoyed the series, it’s done little to cement a thematic or narrative through-line in the parts of Mata Hari’s life it shows, and, here, a plot detail is used as a connection. As such, I was left a little confused when mercury kept being mentioned across scenes.

This isn’t a fatal flaw, though, and the anguish and tragedy make for compelling storytelling.

Why the Captain and practically everyone hates Mata Hari so much is something this miniseries has yet to make clear. Her sexual liberation, being a woman, and a woman of color at that, would explain some of the hate and bile she receives, especially in the late 19th and early 20th Century. However, the book doesn’t really hone in on these themes as much as the ethereal communions with the Shiva we frequently see. It will mention it in passing, but they aren’t driving themes. The Captain especially wants Mata’s head, but this has been yet to be thoroughly explained beyond his own puritanical nature.

Mata Hari #3 art by Ariela Kristantina and Pat Masioni
Mata Hari #3 art by Ariela Kristantina and Pat Masioni

Ariela Kristantina’s artwork continues to weave a gorgeous tapestry with its details, depth, and expressiveness. The paneling continues to impress, with some fairly creative structuring sprinkled throughout, especially with the Shiva scenes. Pat Masioni’s color art compliments with its own subtle choices and balancing.

Mata Hari #3 focuses its narrative, but the reluctance to clarify certain aspects of the story is beginning to frustrate. While I can still recommend this book, it has flaws that need attending to before reaching its conclusion. In any case, feel free to check it out.

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Is There a Post-Credits Scene at the End of Avengers: Infinity War? [Spoiler-Free]

It’s a Marvel film, so, yes. Yes, there is a post-credits scene.

It’s at the end of a really long credits scene, taking in the movie’s many location shoots and multiple units. And Jim Starlin gets a massive credit for his work on Thanos and related comic book series. But there is no mid-credits scene to break it up. Save some popcorn for the end — you may need it. Or take a bathroom break — the credits should still be playing when you return.

But you will want to see it. You will not get the full story until you do. And if you don’t get the final reference, grab your nearest Marvel Comics fan — there will be plenty — who will explain it to you.

I wrote and filmed a spoiler-free review earlier, and you’re not going to see any spoilers on Bleeding Cool until at least the weekend. But this, I thought, needed emphasising.

Just in case, for once, people see get to the end of the film and think that’s it…

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Punk’s Not Dead #3 Review: Crows Asking for Boys

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Writer: David Barnett, Artist: Martin Simmonds, Flats by: Dee Cunniffe, Letters: Aditya Bidikar, Cover by: Martin Simmonds, Variant Covers by: Martin Simmonds; Annie Wu, Editorial Assistant: Chase Marotz, Editor: Shelly Bond, Punk's Not Dead by David Barnett and Martin Simmonds, Publisher: IDW Publishing, Release Date: Out Now, Price: $3.99

Natalie confronts Fergie about their shared dream, and she’s not especially happy about it. Fergie and Sid continue to explore their abilities together. Culpepper and Asif continue to investigate the rise in supernatural happenings around London. People are dancing in the streets.

Punk's Not Dead #3 cover by Martin Simmonds
Punk’s Not Dead #3 cover by Martin Simmonds

Punk’s Not Dead #3 shows how hard this book is looking to lean into its supernatural elements. There is something more going on here than sparse and unrelated happenings and a dead punk rocker haunting a high schooler. Some weird and creepy stuff goes down this issue.

Culpepper is growing to be my favorite part of this book. While I was worried she would be the tacked-on antagonist at first, she is turning into a highly entertaining part of each issue, with her mixture of blunt profanity and focused approach to work.

I do find myself genuinely curious what the overall narrative of the book is going to be, as something is hunting Fergie now.

The Natalie dream plot is walking something of a fine line between harmless and funny and creepy. The idea of Fergie consciously forcing her to have sex dreams with him is bad, but this first instance is implied to be an accident. The fact that it’s played for laughs isn’t great, but it could be worse—hopefully it won’t get worse.

Punk's Not Dead #3 art by Martin Simmonds and Dee Cunniffe
Punk’s Not Dead #3 art by Martin Simmonds and Dee Cunniffe

Martin Simmonds’ artwork continues to be a gorgeous mixture of realistic detailing and textures and stylized character designs. This presents an ever-so-slightly bizarre world that looks like you could reach out and touch it. The color work is quite brilliant too, bringing a distinct atmosphere to the strange world of Punk’s Not Dead.

The third issue of Punk’s Not Dead begins to focus the narrative somewhat while foreshadowing to some mysterious and bad things on the horizon. The relationship between Fergie and Sid develops well, Culpepper comes close to stealing the book, and Simmonds and Dee Cuniffe do a good job of keeping the book uniquely gorgeous. This one gets another recommendation. Check it out.

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WESTWORLD Star Evan Rachel Wood Says Season 2’s Easter Eggs Are A Lot Harder To Find

The first season of Westworld featured a ton of hints that helped clever fans piece together some of the show's biggest twists before they were revealed, but the clues might be harder to find in season 2.

Wednesday Open Forum


Wednesday, the best day of the week, new comic book day. It is like your birthday in the middle of each week (well, one where you buy your own presents.)

We open things up to hear from you. A free for all.

The 183rd edition of the open forum!

I had planned to spend my birthday today hunting comics and seeing the Avengers Infinity war. Several things went wrong. First, Google the release date of Infinity War and you will see they have it completely wrong. The movie comes out 4/27 and not 4/23 like Google states. Second, sick day for me and my four year old. Both sick at home. I have watched more Sponge Bob today than a human can take, and I like the show. But anyway, what do you all have going on this week?

As always we also want to hear about your weekly pickups.
So, What were your pick ups?
What had disappeared off the shelves?
What was sitting on the shelves?
What back issue deals did you grab?


Mel V’s Variant Picks for April 25th, 2018

What up CHU? Mel V coming at you with the new variant picks. Its a slow week but some great covers. Weeks like this end up having something sneaking up on you. Here is what I am feeling this week.

Pretty big week, but not high dollar books. I am not gonna rush to the store tomorrow, but want to grab a lot of these.

Aliens Dust To Dust #1 Cover B Variant Carlos DAnda Cover – Man, Mr. DAnda really captures the creepiness of the Alien I love the way the purple back ground sets it off.

Francesco Mattina DC covers – JJustice League Of America Vol 5 #29 Cover B Variant Francesco Mattina Cover and Suicide Squad Vol 4 #40 Cover B Variant Francesco Mattina CoverThese are for the PC. Two team covers, but I got to tell ya, I am feeling that Harley. Mattina pulled a Frank Cho and thickened her up a bit.

Avengers Vol 6 #690 Cover C Variant Inhyuk Lee Cover – Inhyuk Lee is a real up and comer. This cover shows off his awesome style. Not a high

Hunt For Wolverine #1 Cover F Incentive Mike Deodato Jr Variant Cover – While I like Marco Checchetto’s cover, Mike Deodato is the man. Good looking old school Wolvie cover.

Peter Parker Spectacular Spider-Man #303 Cover B Variant Rob Liefeld Venom 30th Anniversary Cover – I cannot pass up putting a Rob Liefeld cover on the list, not because it is great. This one isn’t a bad effort by Liefeld, but I just had to put it on the list.

Thanos Vol 2 Annual #1 Cover B Variant Mike Deodato Jr Cover – Speaking of Mike Deodato being the man. Here is a great example of his work. Thanos has been on fire.

Rick And Morty #37 Cover B Variant Mike Vasquez Cover – Love this cover. It will be popular but there will be a lot of copies out there. But that is ok. Not the first cover with Pickle Rick, but, first appearance in the regular series (Not counting Vindicators)

Poyo’s Spec and Drek for April 25th, 2018

Wednesday is upon us, the best day of the week. Unless of course our comic shops let us down and don’t order some of the books we desire.

Anyone else notice Midtown has all their Amazing Spider-Man title pictures all mixed up? This week looks a wee bit more exciting for me than last week so I’m going to dive right into my picks and then hurt an artists or writers feelings when I tell you people to avoid their book with my drek of the week.

DC/Vertigo Pick

I think the only thing DC has going for it this week is the few Mattina covers coming out.

So it was really a tossup for me.

Ultimately I went with the Justice League America #29 over the Suicide Squad .

This is a long term hold, one for the personal collection to be honest. I don’t see these heating up anytime soon. Like Anthony mentioned in his spec video, retailers and shops have caught onto Mattina covers just like the Artgerm’s and so on.

Grab it, stash it.

Marvel Pick

I’m an idiot and claimed this was the end of the story arc a few issues back.

Now I can say it’s the real conclusion of the smash hit story arc for Avengers. So how’s it going to end? What smashing conclusion will Marvel provide to end this surprising run in Avengers #690?

Could be great, could be a dud. Hopefully Anthony can find us some spoilers so we’ll know if we need to grab more than a copy or two.

The description makes it sound like Avengers is ending but we all know that’s not going to happen. What does Marvel have up it’s sleeves? We’ll just have to wait and see. Unless there’s a death or new appearance, don’t see this being a huge spec hit or long term value hold.

Indie Pick

This is a no brainer pick.

Stabbity Bunny #4 hits shelves this week and it’s my indie pick.

The previous issues have sold well in the secondary market. This one likely won’t be a huge spec hit but should not be passed over, especially if you’re collecting for the personal collection.

I expect this one to be possibly a little easier to get as I’m hoping most shops are catching on in ordering a little heavier on this title from but you never can tell.

Grab a copy or two. One goes in the PC while the other one you hold to possible sell later to pay for both copies.

Small Publisher Pick

I started watching Rick and Morty but have not finished yet. But Rick and Morty is hot.

Their stuff sells, most of my shops can barely keep back issues on the shelves.

So this weeks small publisher pick goes to Rick And Morty #37, which is the homage Pickle Rick cover.

Classic cover. Expect most fans to seek these out, they won’t last long. Midtown has already started limiting them to 1 per copy.

My other pick for small publisher goes to Mega Man Mastermix #2.

I don’t care if the price tag is $7.99. It’s the size of almost 4 comics being 80 pages long.

I love Mega Man, loved him since the 80s. Just brings back some fond memories from my early days.

Just like issue #1, this will be slim pickings and likely a smaller print run.

If you’re like me and are a long time fan, grab a copy and stash them. I will be going for all 3 covers. I’ve actually been trying to downsize my collection and dumping off a huge chunk but these are the types of books that are getting stashed into my long term personal collection boxes.

Now on with the dreaded avoid pick, every writer and artist worst nightmare when it comes to selling their hard work.

Besides the few Black Mask books (sorry, it’s just a given now), I’m going to go out on a limb here today and tell people to avoid all the Marvel variants this week. After reading some comments in a few recent topics (thanks Alana for the spark), this goes beyond the store variants I pretty much avoid but I think goes along the same lines.

It’s just getting out of hand if you ask me. This pump and dump by publishers to sell more copies of a book to people to boost overall sales numbers is just starting to become sickening for me.

Sure I like the occasional variant, if a book has 1 or 2 alternate covers but when I’m browsing the list of new books and a new title has more covers than I can count on one hand, this is ruining the industry in my opinion. Some might benefit from it but it’s a cash grab for the most part.

If you buy a variant for $29.99 cause you love the art work on the cover, good for you. Buy what you like but if you expect such cover to be worth $29.99 or more 6 months, a year or 10 years later, you got another thing coming. The only time a high ratio variant holds it’s value or more is if there’s a first appearance involved. History doesn’t lie, go do your research before buying any variant above cover price.


That’s all I got this week.

Comic Picks of the Week for Delivery 4/25/18

Each week hundreds of new comics hit the shelves, each with potential. Some live up to that potential. These are our picks of the week for delivery 4/25/18:

Interesting week this week. Lot’s of good books coming out. Not sure how many will pop and sell for above cover initially, more of a growth week. Let’s look at what is coming out.

Returning Favorites
Harrow County #30 – One of the best ongoing horror series around. I love Cullen Bunn’s work and would love to see the option on this book come to life.

Beef #3 – Very strange, fun, comic. It is a weird take on the Hulk archetype. Check it out if you haven’t.

Ice Cream Man #4 – another weird fun comic. I am shooting for the virgin cover on this one.

The Reader Pick

Aliens Dust To Dust #1 – Newer Aliens comics do not pop, but, they make awesome reads. From the classic design of the Alien, to the psychological terror it brings, the stories are worth the price of admission. The B cover for this by Carlos D’Anda shows off just what I am talking about.

The Ones for the Cover Art
Justice League Of America #29 Francesco Mattina Cover – Not hard to see why these are so collectible. Retailers had plenty of notice on these so they will not be rare. Great growth potential and great for the personal collection.

Suicide Squad #40 Francesco Mattina Cover – I like this one more than the Justice League just for the Harley. This one has the better shot of the two. But same as above, these should be readily available.

The Horror Pick
Jeepers Creepers #1 – Written by Marc Andrekyo. Established horror franchise. These horror books appreciate over time. Regular cover features art by Kelly Jones, who has done some awesome Batman overs in the past, as well as sone awesome horror themed covers.

The Marvel’s
Avengers #690 – the final chapter of the 16 week long weekly storyline. This has been pretty awesome with some of the books popping. The Mark Brooks’ regular covers have been fantastic. The In-Hyuk Lee variant is brilliant. Will make a nice set.

Thanos Annual #1 – Donny Cates, finishing up his epic run, and more stories of Cosmic Ghost Rider, a fan favorite character, plus smaller print run’s on annuals, and this one is a win.

The Cheap One
True Believers Carol Danvers #1 – Reprints the first appearance of Carol Danvers from Marvel Super-Heroes #13. with the Captain Marvel movie coming, and the $1 cover price, you cannot go wrong picking this up.

The Indy’s
Stabbity Bunny #4 – Richard Rivera’s hit indy book. I have had great success selling the comic.

Deep Roots #1 – New Vault series that looks really interesting.

Small Press Gem
Hidden Blood One Shot – Not a bad gamble because even if it doesn’t pop, you get a cool series on a really small print run book.

Large Press Gem
Moon Girl #30 – All New All Different Fantastic Four. This book is fun and has been getting a lot of heat over the past few issues. Throw in the fact an animated series, and the back issues could see some much needed love.

The Small Press Pick of the Week
Mighty Morphin Power Rangers 2018 Annual #1 – Power Rangers books have been on fire lately. This continues the Shattered Grid storyline and features more deaths.

The Pick of the Week

Rick And Morty #37 Pickle Rick Cover – Sure it is not the first, but this one will be sought out by non-comic Rick and Morty fans.

That is it for this week. In case you haven’t seen it, here is the New Comic Spec Review video for 4/25/18:

Don’t Worry Alan Moore, Damon Lindelof’s Watchmen Show Won’t Be A Direct Adaptation

Don't Worry Alan Moore, Damon Lindelof's Watchmen Show Won't Be A Direct Adaptation

LIndelof also blames Moore's own hypocrisy for why he can do this show.

Source: Stitcher

Damon Lindelof recently went on Sonya Walger's podcast Bookish and the pair touched on Lindelof's upcoming HBO adaptation of Alan Moore and Dave Gibbons' seminal graphic novel Watchmen. Well, kind of adaptation?

[Adapting] may be the right word, at the end of the day. Do you watch Fargo at all? I wouldn't call Noah Hawley's version of Fargo an adaptation because the movie exists inside of his world, and so everything that happened in the movie Fargo, it does precede the television show Fargo. So they find a bag of money in the first season, and you go, 'Oh, that came from the movie.' But it's also, Noah is pulling from other areas of the Coen brothers' canon, so it evokes like Lebowski, but it's also his own thing. I think it's widely known that Alan Moore does not want Watchmen to be adapted, so I'm playing a bit of a game of semantics here in saying, 'I'm not adapting Watchmen!'

He's not wrong in that Moore doesn't want Watchmen to be adapted, but it's clever wordplay by him to deny that he's adapting Watchmen in order to avoid the great wizard's wrath. Though after denying it, Lindelof did go on to throw shade at Moore digging into the history of Watchmen with its origin in Charlton Comics characters.

That's the spirit of what he did with Watchmen in the first place. It's not to take [anything from him]. He created this -- it's an original -- but the basis for that world is on these other characters that DC had just bought from this comics company called Charlton. And he did rips on those characters. But all of his other work that I love, whether it be Swamp Thing or an amazing Superman story called 'Whatever Happened to the Man of Tomorrow?,' and a great Batman story. It's sort of like, the idea that he came in and told iconic stories with characters that he didn't create, and has now turned around and said, 'You're not allowed to do that with the characters that I created.' So I feel like his own hypocrisy has allowed me to defy all his. [laughs]

Lindelof's Watchmen is still in the preparatory phase, with Nicole Kassell hired to direct the pilot.

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Ready to See Avengers: Infinity War? Step Out in Style with GameStop

I can’t believe Avengers: Infinity War drops this week! It feels like we’ve all been waiting for this movie for years — which we have. The newest Marvel movie will bring together heroes from every movie that’s been released thus far, and I can’t wait to see it! If you’re like me, you probably enjoy dressing up for each comic book movie. From handbags to shirts and even socks, GameStop has just about everything to make sure you’re stepping out in style for the movie!

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Amigo Comics July 2018 Solicitations

Amigo Comics July 2018 Solicitations

Highlights include Titan #3, The Astronaut, and The Apocalypse Girl #3.

Source: Amigo Comics

Author(s): El Torres
Artist(s): Jordi Armengol
Cover Artist(s): Stefano Martino, Nacho Castro
UPC Code: 713482801897-00111
Alternate Cover: 713482801897—00121
Intended Audience: Teen +
Genre: Comedy, Sword and Sorcery
Format: Comic book, FC, 32 pages
Retail Price: $3,99
El Torres writes Rogues once more!
Bram and Weasel are back... and they screwed it up again! After a long journey, our rogues are bringing a strange souvenir: The Eye of Byatis, which they are trying to sell before it rots. Or before it brings a certain doom upon the city of Gerada... The Great Old Ones!
Notes: RETAILER INCENTIVE cover by Nacho Castro. Free served ratio 10:1

NANCY IN HELL #2 (of 4)
Author(s): El Torres
Artist(s): Abel Cicero
Cover Artist(s): Abel Cicero
UPC Code: 713482801880—00211
Intended Audience: Mature readers
Genre: Horror, Supernatural
Format: Comic book, FC, 28 pages
Retail Price: $2,99
While still being chased by infernal agents, Nancy finds companions on the long road. The "Lucifer's Lions" biker gang and their base of operations, the bar run by The Widow. But what catches her attention is a dark and rickety structure, almost forgotten. The Church that lasts in Hell and the secret that hides.

Titan #3 (of 4)
Author: Colleen Douglas
Artist(s): André Stahlschmidt, Wesllei Manoel
Cover Artist(s): André Stahlschmidt, Wesllei Manoel
Intended Audience: Mature readers
Genre: Horror, Science Fiction
Format: Comic Book, FC, 32 pages
Retail Price: $3,99
ISBN: 713482801873-00311
Metanoia: Senator Levy, Titan's uncle wants control of her cosmic power. To get it he's willing to coerce obedience; blow up her home, murder her mother and lobotomise her father; his own brother. But Titan is the Mother of Monsters; a Cosmic God, her nature wrathful, and she bows to no one.

Rogues! TP 1 The curse of the chicken and other stories
Author: El Torres
Artist(s): Juan José Ryp, Diego Galindo, Miguel Genlot
Cover Artist(s): Ruiz Burgos
Intended Audience: Mature readers/Teen+
Genre: Fantasy, Humor, Sword & Scorcery
Format: Comic Book, FC, 32 pages
Retail Price: $19,99
ISBN: 84-16074-74-7 -51999
From the poultry-ish and terrible consequences derived from the kidnapping of a wizard's daughter, to the incursions into forgotten cemeteries to summon a lich, as well as being chased by bounty hunters, or being thrown into a prison and even guiding some assassins through underground tunnels in a shady mission... Being a rogue isn't an easy job!
This volume contains issues 1 to 6 of Volume 1 of ROGUES! created by EL TORRES and JUAN JOSÉ RYP!

Author: El Torres
Artist(s): Ramiro Borrallo
Cover Artist(s): Ramiro Borrallo
Intended Audience: Teen
Genre: Horror, Fantasy
Format: Comic Book, FC, 32 pages
Retail Price: $3,99
UPC: 732030830837—00311
Young Frankie has been kidnapped by the Demon Dukes. Metis, along with the survivor Ollie and Sil the Angel, are on their way to his rescue, running through a country teeming with monsters. Maybe... that isn't a good time to be fooling around with kisses, Metis. And besides, who's really Mom?

Author: Carlos X. Díaz
Artist: Guillermo Monje
He had a fascination with stars since he had use of reason. His passion will make him start an incredible voyage full of surprises and discoveries, even about himself.
This work is focused on children with special educational needs, mainly those with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD), although it can also be used with chil-dren with similar problems in communication and/or development.
Intended Audience: Kids Books
Genre: Kids Books
Format: Kids 7,87 x 10,23 inches. 50 pages, FC.
Retail Price: $9.99
ISBN: 9788417255077-50995

Written or Contributed by Tim Midura

Warner Bros Presentation Live Blog at Cinemacon

The Warner Bros presentation at Cinemacon 2018 is getting underway, and we expect a look at the major releases including Aquaman, the next Fantastic Beasts movie, and plenty of more. We saw Jason Momoa walk by as we were coming in the room so we know he’s here. Join us for this live blog and see what we find out next. [Mark Seifert on relay for Bleeding Cool Head Film Critic Kaitlyn Booth, who is live in Las Vegas].

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View The ‘Transformers: Power Of The Primes’ Trailer

View The 'Transformers: Power Of The Primes' Trailer

The end of the trilogy is near

Source: New Trailer for Machinima's Transformers Power of the Primes Animated Series

We just recently got confirmation that the last part of Machinima's animated Prime Wars Trilogy, Transformers: Power of the Primes, will start May 1. Just in time, we're getting a trailer for the miniseries. The trailer recaps the status of things and gives a peek of what's to come (Dinobots! The best Prime!).


You can watch how it all ends on go90 or the Prime Wars tumblr page.

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The First AVENGERS: INFINITY WAR Reviews Are Here And They’re A Little More Mixed Than Expected

The first reviews for Avengers: Infinity War are finally online but what do critics think about Marvel's latest movie? Does it live up to expectations or fall flat? You guys can find out after the jump...

Bleeding Cool’s First Review of Avengers: Infinity War [Spoiler-Free] #ThanosDemandsYourSilence

I’ve just got out of seeing Avengers: Infinity War at the press screening in London’s Leicester Square. I recorded a little first-thoughts video, which I will be attempting to attach below, and it does its best not to include spoilers. They were adamant about that. We got a special video from the cast, a badge, and a lecture from a Disney person about keeping secrets.

So I am. I hope I can talk about the general shape of things, though — because the biggest problem with this film is the overwhelming amount of leads from very different films crashing into each other. And the greatest success of this film is how it holds it all together, splits everyone up across the universe, and jumps between them all building a thread.

That the film has a very simple plot at heart (Thanos collecting the Infinity Stones to kill half the universe) really helps, and it allows everyone to spin around that in their own stories. The editing is top notch in that it manages to deal with all these contradictory places, sometimes contradictory within themselves, without losing an audience. And bringing it all back down to the ground.

So we jump from location to location, from New York to Knowhere, from dwarf stars to nighttime Edinburgh to Wakanda… and yes, there is a real thrill from the audience to return there. As there is putting certain people fighting together, like Black Widow, Scarlet Witch, and Okoye teaming up against the Black Order. Or how Thor decides Rocket Racoon is a rabbit. Or even Captain America taking Groot completely straight.

So while there is real comedy with Peter Dinklage’s appearance, that is kept well away from the Vision’s agony. The Tony Stark/Peter Parker back and forth is kept from Spider-Man: Homecoming and Civil War without fouling up Captain America and the Winter Soldier’s reunion. And there we some scenes, some characters, some clashes that are kept off the table completely.

Because, oh yes, Marvel lied. Marvel lied big time. There are scenes in the trailers that did not and could not have come from this movie. Remember how this was originally a Part One and they changed their minds? They did not change their minds.

And I have to say I loved it. And it utterly rewards people who have watched every film. There is one character in the way to the soul stone that silenced everyone in the cinema — no one was expecting that character’s return. There were cheers for another character’s first appearance, especially when they step out of the shadows, but for this one there was just shock.

And Thanos… you know how Killmonger really had a point in Black Panther? Thanos has a point, until you look at it from a human point of view. But he is not human. He is a complex, troubled, driven being who is acting altruistically in this movie, rather than the man courting death of the comics.

But be in no doubt, this is ripped utterly from the comics. This is Infinity Gauntlet — or at least part of it. And Jim Starlin gets a massive credit in the middle, along the lines of the producers wishing to recognise his enormous contribution to the film. The rest of the comic creators, from Dan Abnett to Roger Stern to Joe Quesada to George Perez to Brian Michael Bendis turn up later. And yes, there is a Stan Lee cameo, and it is… okay. His Avengers cameos are never that strong.

Talking of the credits, is there a post-credits scene? Yes, there is one, and it is at the very end of all the massive credits from all the locations they shot in. And you will want to wait for it — it is very substantial. And if you are not a big Marvel Comics fan, you may need one to explain.

Don’t worry, odds are there will be one right there.

Oh and does your favourite character die? Well that would be a spoiler. But probably.

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Nerd Food: Sweet Heat Skittles Give Your Mouth a Spicy Kick

Generally I shy away from spicy foods. They upset my stomach and make my acid reflux go insane. I’m sure many of you feel my pain. These spicy Sweet Heat Skittles have been out for over a month at this point, and honestly? I’ve never seen them in a store nor have I heard people talk about them. I recently got a sample of them, however, so I finally had my chance.

The sweet heat was correct. They don’t offer a big, spicy punch, though — it’s like a mild barbecue kick. My boyfriend wasn’t a fan of them, but overall I enjoyed them. Would I buy them if I saw them again? Probably not — I still prefer regular skittles.

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AVENGERS: INFINITY WAR Review – Marvel May Have Delivered The Greatest Superhero Movie Of All Time

You're probably thinking that sounds like hyperbole, but then you haven't seen Infinity War! No exaggeration - Marvel's latest might just be the best CBM we've seen. Check out my spoiler free thoughts...

CinemaCon Day 2 Recap – Disney Teases INFINITY WAR & ANT-MAN AND THE WASP, But THE LION KING Steals The Show

Walt Disney Studios brought the heat this morning in the first of three studio presentations today at CinemaCon and I've compiled a quick recap of the event for you to browse through. Come take a look!

My MCU Rewatch: Captain America Civil War – Into the Darkness

14 movies in, I've finally surrendered to the grim, loss-filled world of the Marvel Cinematic Universe.

Steven Spielberg’s DC Comics Movie Blackhawk Explained

Who is the mysterious pilot hero that's about to get a Steven Spielberg movie?

Venom Trailer Takes the Symbiote Design Straight from the Comics

The new Venom trailer has finally revealed the Tom Hardy version of the titular gooey Marvel symbiote, much to the relief of fans who spent the entire first trailer wondering where the toothy anti-hero was. There had been much speculation about how the design of the character was being handled in the Sony film, with some wondering if we wouldn't be getting a whole new spin on the character. But now that we've finally gotten a good look at this new big-screen Venom, it's clear that the film is sticking close to the classic design.

Venom made his debut in 1988, in Amazing Spider-Man #299. As drawn by Todd McFarlane, Eddie Brock's Venom was a perverted take on the black version of Spider-Man's costume that the hero wore when he was the temporary host of the symbiote; indeed, the black costume was the symbiote, which Peter had gotten in outer space during the Secret Wars miniseries (comics!). And while Peter Parker didn't bond with the alien creature, Brock did, becoming a more hulking, grotesque mirror image of Spidey. With a mouth and teeth!

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Marvel Legend Stan Lee Calls His AVENGERS: INFINITY WAR Cameo His Funniest Yet; Thanks Fans At Premiere Event

With 10 years worth of cameos to choose from, Stan Lee says his role in Avengers: Infinity War is the the funniest yet. Check out his interview at the red carpet premiere of Marvel's upcoming blockbuster.

Review: ‘It’s Cold In The River At Night’ presents love as an unknown country

Strangers in an unnamed European rural area, Carl and Rita have moved into a house on stilts in the water, the last of its kind where storms brew and the house’s fortitude during those storms is an uncertainty. It’s Cold In The River At Night presents this setting as foreboding panorama as the setting for […]

Matt Chats: Takeshi Miyazawa Talks Robot Fights, Character Moments, and Co-Creating an Enduring Marvel Character

A little research showed me that I read Amazing Fantasy Vol. 2 #15  before beginning to read Spider-Man Loves Mary Jane, but they came within months of each other in 2006 so I quickly recognized Takeshi Miyazawa as a manga-influenced master of many trades. The same year that he co-created scrappy genius Amadeus Cho he also […]

INTERVIEW: Exploring the Vast Space for Independent Epic Fantasy with THE SUN GUARDIAN

Exploring the challenges and excitement of creating independent IP in the current, crowded marketplace.

GAIL SIMONE Reveals Work On a POISON IVY / SWAMP THING Book (But There’s a Problem)

But... there's some bad news.

Crowdfunding Watch: The Demons, Punk Rock, and Blob Edition

What this, twelve graphic novels, a demon trapped in a leg and punk rock? It can only mean one thing, it's crowdfunding round-up time.

The 30 Most WTF Venom Moments in Marvel History

It's been 30 years since Venom debuted in The Amazing Spider-Man #300. He may not be quite as old as classic villains like Green Goblin and Doctor Octopus, but he's become every bit as popular and iconic.

That's not to say Venom hasn't has his share of head-scratching moments over the years. From his penchant for human flesh to that time he dressed as Santa Claus, here are the 30 weirdest and most WTF-worthy moments in Venom's 30-year career.

It's shaping up to be a huge year for Venom and his human host, Eddie Brock. Marvel is set to relaunch the ongoing Venom comic as part of the Fresh Start initiative this summer. And this fall, Brock and his darker side will be returning to the big screen in the Venom movie, which stars Tom Hardy, Michelle Williams and Riz Ahmed.

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Full First Issue: THE SHADOW / BATMAN #1

An ancient evil brings together fiction's two Dark Detectives.

Pull List Roundtable 4/25/2018 – Hunt For Wolverine #1, Mighty Morphin Power Rangers 2018 Annual #1, Aliens: Dust To Dust #1 & More

Matt Graham

  • Hunt for Wolverine #1 – The Hunt For More Money begins with this 40 page one-shot kicking off the four different four-issue miniseries this summer that should see the real, best at what he does Wolverine return to the fold.

Charles Soule killed Wolverine way back in…2014. Hm. He’s had no adamantium longer than he’s been dead. That’s strange to me. Death and return in under four years doesn’t seem cause for an event. He hasn’t even been gone in spirit, thanks to Old Man Logan filling his shoes without missing much of a beat in the team books.

Still. After Magneto pulled Wolvie’s adamantium out, Wolverine became more animalistic and feral as a result of his healing factor and the loss of adamantium. He also lost his crooked nose for little animal slits. The Death of Wolverine lasted longer than that, at least.

Anyway, Soule wrote his death, so who better to write his return. This one-shot will lead into four new miniseries where continue the hunt with different creative teams and genres. Yes, four four-issue miniseries. That point stings twice as much to me because I first heard of Wolverine’s return through Newsarama, and their original article said these were four other one shots – fair. Marvel solicitations show four four-issue series – Marvelous.

What fate will befall Old Man Logan when his younger proper reality self returns? Not sure I care. I’m more concerned with the All-New Wolverine aka Logan’s lab project daughter Laura Kinney being walked back to her X-23 title after Marjorie Liu and Tom Taylor put in years putting work in on her development. Plus we have alternate reality son Jimmy Howlett and real son Daken both on the same X-Men Blue roster.

Oh. I just realized why my lapsed reader friends continue to stay lapsed when I catch them up. No, it’s not that the above sounds absurd. It’s that it sounded so reasonable and accessible to me.

  • Spider-Gwen #31 – When word of Venom taking over Spider-Woman of Earth-65 Gwen Stacy for the obvious Gwenom pun, writer Jason Latour promised that the storyline would matter and impact the book with some permanent repurcussions. The book has delivered, dropping perspective altering reveals at every turn, cashing in on Gwen’s casual relationship with alternate earths to show some wild stakes, delivering a satisfying pay off to Murdock’s feud with Spider-Woman, and digging into what makes our heroine tick.

While the book continues to wear the Gwenom banner, Gwen’s turn as Venom has evolved into a new arc, The Life of Gwen Stacy, providing Gwen with some interesting “failure in the cave” moments and drive.

  • MMPR Annual #1 – Annuals are hard sells to me, but the Mighty Morphin Power Ranger annuals have been wonderful anthologies which suprising talent showcases. This one is suppose to provide some optional facets for the Shattered Grid event happening now.
  • Babyteeth #10 – The end of Babyteeth’s second arc and end of the first year. This Donny Cates biblical horror-thriller is now playing the “all been leading to this, nothing will ever be the same again” card, and given the rest of this series, I believe it. Cates may be living it up with Dr. Strange, books like God Country, Redneck, and Babyteeth pushing Bible Belt Horror-Fantasy are his bread and butter. And BBQ.
  • Doom Patrol #11
  • Mother Panic AD #2
  • Sheena #8
  • Witchblade #5
  • Wolverine #34
  • Venomized #4
  • X-Men Blue #26
  • Shadowman #2

John Babos

15 books this week.

  • Avengers #690
  • Batman and the Signal #3
  • Detective Comics #979
  • Doom Patrol #11
  • Flash #45
  • Hal Jordan and the Green Lantern Corps #43
  • Justice League of America #29
  • Mighty Thor #706
  • Silencer #4
  • Suicide Squad #40
  • Teen Titans #19
  • Terrifics #3 T
  • Titans Annual #2
  • Trinity #22
  • Wonder Woman #45

James Fulton

Another nice small week for me!

  • Aliens: Dust to Dust #1 – I’m a big fan of Gabriel Hardman, so I’m excited to see what he brings to the Aliens table. It’s too bad his co-writer/wife Corinna Bechko isn’t on this with him. I’m still holding out for more of their excellent Invisible Republic…
  • Days of Hate #4 – This series by Ales Kot and Danijel Zezelj is a new favourite of mine. I’m so glad that it actually has been coming out on a monthly basis.
  • The Wilds #2 – The first issue of this Black Mask series was good, so I’m ready to read more.

I am not buying a single Marvel Universe book this week. It’s been a while since that happened. My three DC purchases are either getting canceled (JLA), dropped by me next month (The Terrifics), or are probably getting dropped soon (Detective). It’s weird how comics goes through waves with me, and it looks like I’m back to buying fewer and fewer corporate titles…

Phil Allen

  • Batman Beyond #19 – Matt McGinnis to the rescue! Add another name to the eternal list of Robins.
  • Kill or Be Killed #18 – Wow, I completely forgot that this series is ending so soon, only three issues left! It certainly has felt like something has been coming to a head, so we’ll see where we land in June.
  • Redneck #12 – This has certainly been an explosive and plot-twisty arc, I’m sure everyone could use a break. Except us readers, of course.
  • The Demon: Hell is Earth #6 – I was pleasantly surprised how much I’ve liked this mini-series, maybe it’s just nice to have Etrigan back on the stands. Hopefully more will be around the corner after this conclusion!
  • Babyteeth #10
  • Detective Comics #979
  • Hal Jordan and The Green Lantern Corps #43
  • Saga #51
  • Star Wars: Doctor Aphra #19
  • Strangers in Paradise XXV #3
  • The Terrifics #3

Mike Maillaro

  • BATMAN AND THE SIGNAL #3 – To me, DC really dropped the ball with Duke Thomas. I think the problem is that they have made it seem like he is at the heart of all these big things going on in the DC Universe as part of DARK KNIGHTS METAL, but forgot to make him an engaging character on his own. The Bat Family has a lot of great characters, and Duke just feels lost in the shuffle for me. It probably doesn’t help that this book has been so late. I barely remember what happened in the first two parts, and I am just glad that it’s over with….
  • HUNT FOR WOLVERINE #1 – In true Marvel fashion, Wolverine’s return is just about twenty issues long spread over four mini-series. Wolverine is a Marvel mainstay, so it’s not all that surprising that he’s coming back…though I have really grown fond of Laura and Old Man Logan as Wolverines. Just feels like a huge step backwards to go back to calling Laura X-23. But, I like the creative teams on these books, so I am curious to see how it all plays out.
  • ALL-NEW WOLVERINE #34 – Speaking of Laura! ALL-NEW WOLVERINE is coming to an end with a story set in a possible future called OLD WOMAN LAURA. Kind of a strange way to end the series, but the first part of this arc was great. I really hope that the only thing they change about Laura moving forward is her name. She’s in a great place character wise the last few months.
  • EXILES #2 – I had slightly mixed feelings on the first issue. It was very well done, and very much in the spirit of the old EXILES series. But I hate team books that can’t manage to introduce all the characters in the first book. It is just a symptom of every story being drawn out far longer than it needs to be.
  • MOON GIRL AND DEVIL DINOSAUR #30 – Devil Dinosaur IS BACK!!! About time!!! I really enjoy this book, and the current arc with Human Torch and Thing has been excellent.
  • Previews #356
  • Babyteeth #10
  • Archie #30
  • Mighty Morphin Power Rangers 2018 Annual #1
  • Batgirl #22
  • Batman Beyond #19
  • Detective Comics #979
  • Flash #45
  • Hal Jordan And The Green Lantern Corps #43
  • Silencer #4
  • Suicide Squad #40
  • Teen Titans #19
  • Terrifics #3
  • Titans Annual #2
  • Wonder Woman #45
  • Sonic The Hedgehog #4
  • Hit-Girl #3
  • Ice Cream Man #4
  • Saga #51
  • Witchblade #5
  • Avengers #690
  • Despicable Deadpool #299
  • Doctor Strange #389
  • Doctor Strange Damnation #4 (Of 4)
  • Invincible Iron Man #599
  • Legion #4 (Of 5), $3.99
  • Mighty Thor #706
  • Moon Knight #194
  • Old Man Hawkeye #4 (Of 12)
  • Star Wars Darth Vader #15
  • Star Wars Doctor Aphra #19
  • Venomized #4 (Of 5)
  • X-Men Blue #26
  • Shadowman #2
  • X-O Manowar #14


The hirsute hero.

AMIGO COMICS July 2018 Solicitations


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RANDOM HOUSE July 2018 Solicitations


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VALEROS Fights On After Death in PATHFINDER: SPIRAL OF BONES #2 Preview

A preview of this week's issue.


New stories, same problems.

Best Shots Review: SUPERMAN #45 (10/10)

Tomasi and Gleason go "out on the highest of notes."

TOM HARDY’s VENOM Transformation In New Poster

Topher Grace, R.I.P.
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