As the Incredible Hulk, Bruce Banner has transformed into a rage-filled monster countless times, wreaking destruction everywhere he goes, to the point that the other heroes of Earth, who aren’t exactly immune from making a mess out of things themselves, even once stuck him a rocket and shot him off into outer space.
So who the hell does Banner think he is confronting Weapon H in this preview of next week’s first issue of Hulkverines, complaining that Weapon H causes damage wherever he goes.
Hello pot. Meet kettle! To make matters worse, Wolverine, who literally brags about being the best he is at what he does (which is killing people) is going to show up with probably the same hypocritical, sanctimonious crap soon enough!
Maybe we’ll get lucky and Weapon H will kill them both?
Multiversity had the EX-X-XCLUSIVE preview of this… until we got to it! Hulkverines #1 hits stores next Wednesday.
Hulkverines #1 (of 3)
(W) Greg Pak (A) Ario Anindito (CA) Greg Land, D’Armata, Frank
THE CLASH YOU’VE BEEN WAITING FOR!
At last! It’s Weapon H versus his predecessors-Wolverine and the Hulk! Once, the Weapon X program sought to recreate the world’s two greatest hunters. They ended up with Weapon H, a man of Adamantium claws and gamma-juiced blood. Now, Wolverine and the Hulk are back in action – and coming after the dangerous creation made in their name!
In Shops: Feb 20, 2019
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Black Widow’s new solo series continues with its second issue next week as Natasha works on cleaning up the streets of Madripoor, starting with the Pirate King, who thinks he can boss her around as long as he’s holding some local prostitutes hostage. But as it turns out, the Black Widow, free of the pesky rules and constraints of acting as an Avenger, has a lesson to teach the colorfully-dressed Pirate King that fans of WWE during the Attitude Era learned early on: pimpin’ ain’t easy!
Especially when you’re getting your ass kicked by the Black Widow.
Black Widow #2 hits stores next Wednesday.
Black Widow #2
(W) Jen Soska, Sylvia Soska (A) Flaviano (CA) Clayton Crain
BLOODY, BLOODY BLACK WIDOW!
• Black Widow came to Madripoor looking for trouble – and boy has she found it!
• With a lead on the worst men in Madripoor, Natasha cuts a swath through the island’s underworld, leaving bodies in her wake.
• An assassin, a ballerina and an Avenger walks into the Princess Bar. Tyger Tiger says, “Hey, Natasha.”
In Shops: Feb 20, 2019
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T-Mobile Arena – Las Vegas, NV – Sunday, February 25, 2018
Michael Cole, Corey Graves, and Jonathan Coachman are on commentary.
RAW Women’s Champion Alexa Bliss defeats Bayley, Mandy Rose, Mickie James, Sasha Banks, and Sonya Deville at 29:35 in an Elimination Chamber Match to retain the title. Bliss has been the Champion since 8.28.17, and this is her fourth defense. It’s her first defense since the end of October, which is pretty inexcusable. She has an uneasy alliance with Mickie, since Bayley and Sasha are friends and Mandy and Sonya are in Absolution. Bayley and Sonya start it off. They battle back and forth for the first five minutes, and the third entrant is Mandy, which is bad news for Bayley. The Absolution duo goes after Bayley and use their numbers advantage to take control. Luckily for Bayley, Sasha is the next one in and she tears into Sonya and Mandy. The battle rages on, and Sasha traps Mandy in the Bank Statement and forces a tap-out for the first elimination at 13:50. Mickie is the fifth entrant, and she’s by far the most experienced competitor in this match. She hits Sonya with a Thesz Press from the top of a pod to eliminate her at 17:35. Moments later, Sasha hits Mickie with the Backstabber and Bayley follows with the Bayley-to-Belly to eliminate Mickie at 18:00. That leaves Sasha and Bayley alone until Alexa enters. The future Boss ‘N’ Hug Connection simply waits for Alexa’s pod to open, but the Champ tries to run away from her opponents. They all fight on top of a pod, and Sasha feigns helping Bayley but then turns on her! Graves knew it. Bayley makes her way back into the fight and has no problem attacking her friend Sasha now. They fight up on the second rope and Bayley delivers a Bayley-to-Belly, but Bliss sneaks up behind her and rolls her up for the pin at 25:30. Now we’re down to two. Sasha and Alexa fight in and outside the ring, using the Chamber to their advantage when they can. In the end, Bliss connects on a DDT (with Sasha hanging from the top rope) to get the pin. This felt long and they didn’t really do anything interesting with it. Sasha turned on Bayley with no real benefit, and the angle never went anywhere anyway. Bummer for a first effort here.
RAW Tag Team Champions The Bar (Sheamus & Cesaro) defeat Titus Worldwide (Titus O’Neil & Apollo) (w/ Dana Brooke) to retain the titles at 10:05. Apparently, Titus and Apollo have three recent victories over the current Champions. Sheamus and Cesaro attack right away and they’re in control early on, keeping Apollo in their half of the ring. Coachman talks about how many great teams there are on RAW, but he doesn’t name any. Yeah, that’s what I thought. This goes on forever, and then Apollo makes the tag. Titus cleans house and the referee loses control. In the scrum, Cesaro and Sheamus hit a double-team White Noise on Apollo to get the win. Why not pin Titus? This was a typical RAW match, with a few flashes of brilliance from Apollo.
Asuka defeats Nia Jax at 8:15. I feel like these two had solid matches in NXT, so let’s see how they can compare here. If Nia wins this match, she gets added to the Women’s Title match at WrestleMania that Asuka earned by winning the Women’s Royal Rumble match. With that as motivation, Nia controls the early parts of the match, using her size and power to subdue the Empress of Tomorrow. Asuka is fighting for her undefeated streak so she’s motivated too, so she makes various comeback attempts. Nia has the advantage for most of the match though and looks ready to put Asuka away with a powerbomb, but Asuka counters with a rana and cradles the legs to get the pin. That was just the right length and they laid it out very well so as not to expose Nia’s limitations. After the match, Nia attacks Asuka and puts her through the ringside barricade, which makes no sense since Asuka would go on to challenge Charlotte Flair at WrestleMania and Nia would eventually earn a RAW Women’s Title match with Alexa Bliss. It just took the shine off Asuka for no real reason.
Matt Hardy defeats Bray Wyatt at 9:55. The crowd is moderately into Hardy’s shtick here, which starts off as him disappearing and reappearing. Thrilling stuff here guys. They diddle around for a while and Hardy gets the crowd to chant “Delete” and stuff like that. The commentary team loses interest in the match when Bray goes on offense, which I get. The crowd is distracted by something too, probably a fight or a beach ball. The crowd starts chanting “we want beach ball,” so yes it was a beach ball that distracted them. Is it obvious I don’t care about this match? Now the crowd chants “Rusev Day,” and Coachman tries to explain that the crowd is trying to be crazy like Bray and Hardy are crazy. Ugh, no, dude. Hardy hits the Twist of Fate to get the pin. That was really a bad match with a crowd that was begging for anything else.
~Ronda Rousey Contract Signing
Triple H, Stephanie McMahon, and Kurt Angle come out for the Ronda Rousey contract signing. Formalities go on for a bit, then Angle says a bit too much about how Stephanie and HHH want Ronda around because they want to get revenge on her for humiliating them back at WrestleMania 31. This leads to Ronda slamming HHH through a table! Stephanie slaps Ronda in response, and the crowd chants “You Fucked Up!” That’s a great time to use that cant, frankly. Stephanie wisely bails before Ronda can throttle her. Ronda then signs her contract. Fun segment that set up a fun match for WrestleMania. Seemed more like a RAW segment, but whatever.
Roman Reigns defeats Braun Strowman, Elias, Finn Balor, John Cena, Seth Rollins, and Intercontinental Champion The Miz in an Elimination Chamber Match at 40:15. Elias cuts an amazing promo before the match, duh. He, along with Braun, Reigns, Balor, and Rollins are entering for the first time. Cena is entering for the seventh time (with three wins and five eliminations), and Miz for the third time (with one elimination). Miz, Balor, and Rollins will start the match. They preview what would end up being the opening match at WrestleMania, and the commentators are dogging their pace for some reason. Cena is the fourth man in the match, and he has history with both Rollins and Miz. So far this is just a match, but it’s not boring or anything. The fifth man in the match is Reigns. Everybody does more stuff, and we finally get Braun as the sixth entrant. Braun destroys everybody, and even chases Miz up the Chamber to slam him repeatedly off the wall, and then hurl him down on top of everybody else. This is fun. Braun crushes Miz with a Powerslam for the first elimination at 20:20. Elias is the last man in and he’s in no hurry to face The Monster Among Men so he stays in his pod. Cena, Balor, Rollins, and Reigns execute a quadruple powerbomb on Braun and all four cover him, but Braun kicks out! A finisher parade starts, and he crowd is getting hyped. Braun hits Elias with a Powerslam for his second elimination at 25:55. Cena goes next at 26:25 via another Braun powerslam. More finishers are used to try and eliminate Braun, but Balor gets caught in a powerslam and eliminated at 30:45. Rollins and Reigns join forces to try to take Braun out, which is smart strategy regardless of whether you were an elite unit together at one point. That doesn’t last long, as Rollins foolishly turns on Reigns before they can get rid of the Monster. That proves to be Rollins’ undoing, as Braun catches him with a powerslam and the pin at 36:40. Braun has eliminated five men, which any other year would be enough to win, but this year is “The Biggest Elimination Chamber Match in WWE History.” Seriously, JoJo even had to announce it that way in the beginning. We’re down to Reigns and Strowman, and the crowd chants “Get These Hands” as they go face-to-face. It ends when Reigns hits a succession of Superman Punches and Spears to finally put Strowman down. This was a bit long but mostly entertaining, though it was very clear everyone was just killing time until Braun Strowman came out.
Woof, this is a show that makes a strong case for dual-branded pay-per-views. The main event is enjoyable enough, but the four matches leading up to it were pretty tough to get through (excluding Nia v Asuka, which did its job). All this show did was make Roman Reigns v Brock Lesnar official, and everyone already knew that anyway.
Persephone is the mastermind behind Soteira, ruthless, willing to kill to get what she wants, and possessing the ability to bring an entire city of the dead back to life. She also brought Wolverine back to life, which is, perhaps, her worst crime of all. But she can’t be all bad, can she?
One redeeming quality, according to this preview if next week’s issue of Return of Wolverine, is that she’s a big supporter of the arts and sciences, having gathered some of the brightest minds from all over the world and brought them together with an opportunity to put their talents to good use.
So what is it she wants with Wolverine? Well, he is the best there is at what he does, as he often reminds us. Perhaps we’ll find out more when Return of Wolverine #5 hits stores on Wednesday? We pretty much have to, since it’s the final issue. And thank goodness for that!
Return of Wolverine #5 (of 5)
(W) Charles Soule (A/CA) Steve McNiven
Now that Logan has risen…how far can he fall?
In Shops: Feb 20, 2019
We sure do have a lot of Ghost Riders in the Marvel Universe nowadays. We started out with two Ghost Riders, both of them pretty basic, riding motorcycles. But these days we’ve got a Ghost Rider who drives a car, a prehistoric Ghost Rider, and even a cosmic Ghost Rider. Ghost Riders are practically the new Wolverine!
In that kind of competitive environment for ghost riding, you need to do something to differentiate yourself if you really want to stand out, and no, just saving the universe from evil Celestials isn’t going to cut it. Perhaps that’s why Robbie Reyes appears to be turning to extreme measures in next week’s issue of Avengers, apparently turning into a vampire as part of the War of the Vampire storyline.
Will this be enough to set him apart from all the other Ghost Riders? Or will he just end up murdering all his teammates? We’ll find out when Avengers #15 hits stores next Wednesday.
(W) Jason Aaron (A/CA) David Marquez
CIVIL WAR: VAMPIRE EDITION!
Dracula forges unholy alliances from his prison cell. Ghost Rider goes berserk. The Shadow Colonel and his new Legion of the Unliving raise bloody hell all over the globe. It’s a good thing the Avengers just added a startling new member to the team.
In Shops: Feb 20, 2019
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There are many things to look forward to as a parent, a checklist of firsts that will eventually be complete. First steps, first words, the first day of school, the first movie, all are memorable in their own rights, but they are not the memories that run deepest or have the most lasting impact. For me, the first movie for each of my children is a fonder memory for me than my children. What registers strongest for me and for my eldest daughter is the first film that drove her out of her seat, kept her wrapped attention, and sparked her imagination, and formed one of our earliest bonds.
She has just turned four-years-old and How to Train Your Dragon opened just after her birthday, so I took her for a special day out, just the two of us. She got a bucket of popcorn nearly as big as she was, along with the biggest box of Red Vines we could find. She was excited, but she did not know why, she knew nothing about this movie, I was excited for her, and I knew nothing about this movie. We were going to see this for the first time together. What we did know was three weeks prior we began reading the Cressida Cowell’s How to Train Your Dragon. It was 9 years ago, and these are details she likely does not remember as well as I do, but that is alright as these are some of my most cherished memories.
I will never forget her face in the theatre that day, the wonder slowly washing over her. The terror when the beautiful dragons attacked, the slow recognition of a tumultuous family relationship she would not experience for years to come. Then she saw a kindred spirit in Hiccup and Astrid, endless empathy, and a fiery warrior’s spirit.
As the film played on, she slid further forward in her seat until the moment Hiccup and Toothless were taking their first flight together. At that point, her chin was resting on the seatback in front of her. John Powell’s soaring and powerful score was washing over her and then the moment Hiccup fell from the saddle. Toothless was racing after him until Toothless and Hiccup met and they pulled up in a death-defying flight, and the orchestra rose with them and my daughter leaped from her seat, arms in the air cheering with all the might her four-year-old body could muster.
That moment I knew a fan was born, over the next four years she would watch the movie countless times, followed by the short films, and the animated series. She devours books about dragons, and then at eight-years-old, we had the chance to repeat our experience in the theatre for How to Train Your Dragon 2. Her unrestrained exuberance had tempered into a mostly quiet buzzing in her seat, but she was still so captivated she forgot about the popcorn. She has continued to devour ever thicker books about Dragons, and her fandom has stretched through every branch of fantasy. Now five years later we are about to enter a theatre once again, this time for a closing chapter, one the first closing chapters of her childhood, as the chapters of her own childhood also come to an end.
After a decade of watching my children grow, and seeing what has influenced them, one of the strongest influences I see come from the Dreamwork’s Dragons. It is not just my children, I have seen the influence of Hiccup, Astrid, and Toothless in the friends of my children. Vikings that dared empathize with a deadly dragon, a society that learned to value compassion, and grew stronger through friendship showed a generation a better way. Now that the franchise is ending this generation has begun to express their gratitude, and grief on social media. The outpouring of emotion is palpable and illustrates how these films inspired a generation for the better.
Soon my daughter and I will be walking out of a theatre where we will then begin to reflect together on these films. Then together we will begin to explore the impact this finale had on the two of us, and how we think these films will be remembered a decade from now.
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For a guy who’s supposed to be pretty smart, Iron Man really does come up with some bad ideas. Take the time he built a device to stop the Phoenix Force during Avengers vs. X-Men and it ended up actually splitting the Phoenix Force into five miniature Phoenix Forces, each of which infected a different member of the X-Men?
And it isn’t just Tony’s own ideas that go bad whenever he’s around. During Civil War, he and Reed Richards teamed up to make an evil, murderous clone of Thor. And in this preview of next week’s Shuri #5, even the titular Shuri is not immune to Stark’s bad influence. Because as a small but growing black hole threatens to destroy Timbuktu, Shuri has the bright idea to… toss a particle accelerator into it?!
Look, we don’t want to second-guess Shuri, but that sounds like a terrible idea to us! And look, if Tony Stark thinks it’s a good idea, you can pretty much bet something terrible is going to happen as a result.
We’ll find out when Shuri #5 hits stores on Wednesday.
(W) Nnedi Okorafor (A) Leonardo Romero (CA) Sam Spratt
THE TWO BADDEST GAUNTLET-WIELDERS IN THE MARVEL UNIVERSE UNITE!
An alien creature has invaded Wakanda! And with her powers strangely malfunctioning and her brother still missing, Shuri is in over her head. Time to call for backup. Enter: Iron Man! But can these two tech geniuses figure out how to de-power an energy-sucking alien before it destroys the entire continent? Don’t miss the end of the first arc – and a dramatic change for the princess of Wakanda!
In Shops: Feb 20, 2019
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Johnny Storm is known for a lot of things. His good looks. His charming personality. His ability to set fire to his own body and fly around shooting fire at other people. But one thing he isn’t known for is his smarts.
So it’s no surprise that when called in to babysit the three mysterious children left in the care of Spider-Man after their mother was taken captive by unknown assailants, he doesn’t even realize that he’s in the same apartment with a known supervillain, Peter Parker’s roommate, Boomerang.
Don’t worry about it, Johnny. It’s a good thing you’re pretty.
Friendly Neighborhood Spider-Man #3 hits stores on Wednesday.
Friendly Neighborhood Spider-Man #3
(W) Tom Taylor (A) Juan Cabal (CA) Andrew Robinson
• Spider-Man heads to a part of the Marvel Universe that you’ve never seen before!
• It’s always fun to see Spider-Man out of his element. Well, for YOU, anyway. Spidey doesn’t agree.
• And when “out of his element” is in a place that doesn’t support human life? Uh-oh!
In Shops: Feb 20, 2019
I’ve simulated the results of WWE Elimination Chamber 2019 on 2K’s game WWE 2K19. Here are the results:
1. Tony Nese (subbing for Buddy Murphy, not on the game) defeats Akira Tozawa in a Cruiserweight Title Match.
2. Naomi defeats Peyton Royce, Nia Jax, Liv Morgan, Sasha Banks, and Sonya Deville in an Elimination Chamber Match. (Since tag team Elimination Chambers aren’t a thing on the game, the higher rated wrestler from each team was chosen, though Peyton Royce and Billie Kay were tied and Peyton was picked because why not?)
3. The Usos defeat SmackDown Tag Team Champions Shane McMahon & The Miz to win the titles.
4. Finn Balor defeats Bobby Lashley & Lio Rush in a handicap match
5. Ruby Riott defeats RAW Women’s Champion Ronda Rousey to win the title (HA!)
6. Braun Strowman defeats Baron Corbin in a No Holds Barred Match
7. Randy Orton defeats Daniel Bryan, AJ Styles, Kofi Kingston, Samoa Joe, and Jeff Hardy in an Elimination Chamber match to win the WWE Title.
Next week, Marvel revives another classic title as part of its 80th-anniversary celebration. This time it’s Love Romances, featuring several different stories about, as you can probably guess, love and romance. But these are love stories, as the cover tells us, that can only be told in a comic book. And in this preview of one of the stories from next week’s issue, a happy couple in a sci-fi future decide to transfer their consciousness into robots so that their love can last forever.
Things, er, don’t go quite as planned. But that’s neither here nor there, because what we found really interesting was the side benefit provided by a robot’s lack of genitals: a reduction in workplace sexual harassment!
We can certainly think of several people from the comic book industry who could stand to have their consciousness transferred into the genital-less bodies of robots.
Love Romances #1 hits stores next Wednesday.
Love Romances #1
(W) Dennis Hopeless, Gail Simone, Jon Adams, More (A) Various (CA) Pyeong Jun Park
LOVE STORIES THAT CAN ONLY BE TOLD IN A COMIC BOOK!
• Can robots fall in love?
• Is romance just a fantasy?
• Can love breach the corridor of death?
In Shops: Feb 20, 2019
There are potential spoilers for Gotham ahead. So… Yeah… Leave if you’re really invested and don’t want to see pictures of a potentially huge reveal.
Last week, an Indonesian Instagram account Alpantuni featuring gay Muslim cartoons disappeared off the social media network. This happened after Indonesian officials pressured Instagram to take it down.
The Indonesian government is now saying that Instagram removed the account, but Instagram denies any involvement. Nevertheless, Instagram has come under criticism censoring the free speech of a gay cartoonist.
Alpantuni posted comics about being gay in a Muslim Indonesian conservative community, how he faces abuse and discrimination today, including been targeted by authorities, and being publicly flogged. The account had around 6000 followers.
The Indonesian Ministry of Communication had said the account violated a law on the distribution of pornographic content, although there was nothing even vaguely risque in the cartoons, taking credit for shutting the comics down.
Instagram, however, deny they did any such thing, saying
Instagram did not remove this account. There are a number of other reasons why an account may no longer be accessible, including, for example, if the account holder deleted the account, deactivated the account, or changed the account username.
But also that the account complied with Indonesian law and Instagram’s community guidelines. Alpantuni’s Facebook account was also removed, with the Ministry taking credit for both. Facebook have not commented on this action.
Amnesty International issued a statement, “at a time when Indonesian people face hateful homophobic rhetoric and discrimination, Instagram has failed to be an ally. It should take a bold stand and reinstate the account immediately.”
Here are a few examples of the deleted strips. This first one begins ‘My family is very religious. I have to pray five times a day, but I’ve got a secret. I’m very pious in front of others, but in private I’m gay.’
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DC Comics have been cancelling a lot of big books, a fair number of small books, and disappearing few as well. Here’s the latest – their second collection of their DC Meets Looney Tunes series.
Why? No idea. But it has been scorched-earth from Diamond’s website. Sorry if you had expectations… looks ike you’ll have to go out and buy the individual issues. Sorry…
DC MEETS LOONEY TUNES TP VOL 02
(W) Gail Simone, Shea Fontana, Jimmy Palmiotti, Amanda Conner, Scott Lobdell, Mark Russell, Others (A) Inaki Miranda, Pier Brito, Brett Booth, Brad Walker, Others (CA) Amanda Conner
In this new helping of crossover tales, Catwoman finds herself embroiled in the endless battle between Sylvester and Tweety, and comes to the aid of her fellow cat. Then, Harley discovers a mysterious crate washed up on Coney Island’s shore and releases the big, hairy beast that is Gossamer. Daffy Duck visits Gotham City to see Acme headquarters, but discovers the building abandoned and overtaken by the Clown Prince of Crime. And Porky Pig takes an entry-level job at LexCorp, only to find himself hauled to Washington, D.C. Collects Catwoman/Sylvester and Tweety Special #1, Harley Quinn/Gossamer Special #1, The Joker/Daffy Duck Special #1 and Lex Luthor/Porky Pig Special #1. In Shops: Mar 13, 2019 Final Orders Due: Jan 21, 2019 SRP: $16.99
Once again talking about everything outside the pages and today I get to say thank you to the music that picks us up when we need it.
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Mary Stuart’s tale has been told a number of times over the years but it’s such an intriguing story that it’s not surprising it’s always being told: widowed at 16 and queen of Scotland at 18, with the rightful claim to the English throne with it, there are any number of angles to take about the time period.
Mary Queen of Scots takes the story of Mary Stuart and puts it through the lens of Mary (Saoirse Ronan) and Elizabeth I (Margot Robbie) as they rule their respective countries at the same time. Following Mary as she comes back to a country she doesn’t know as well as she should, we follow the two through Mary’s reign as Queen to her eventual execution. Throughout the years we see Mary and Elizabeth’s interactions through intermediaries and letters as both come to terms with the fact that the crown of England is in the balance the whole time.
There’s so much history to be mined and this is about as thimble deep as it gets. With amazing costumes, cinematography and makeup one would think this should be the next great period piece but it’s inert. There’s nothing beyond the sheer beauty of the film that allows us into something more than an abject history lesson about Mary Stuart.
It’s a shame because Ronan and Robbie are fantastic. They’re the glue that holds this film together; otherwise it’s just inert history, nothing more, and doesn’t do a whole lot to keep us entertained.
If you’re looking for a costume drama, track down The Favourite
A handful of EPK pieces populate an otherwise unremarkable 4k Blu-Ray.
Universal presents Mary Queen of Scots. Directed by Josie Rourke. Written by Beau Willimon based on the novel “Queen of Scots: The True Life of Mary Stuart” by John Guy. Starring Saorise Ronan, Margot Robbie. Run Time: 125 minutes Rated R. Released on DVD: 2.19.19
The Transformers film franchise is an interesting study in what will make money. The first film was fine and played off of nostalgia despite the fact Megatron looked like a Predator had a baby with a cellphone. The sequels were a mess though. Sure, there were some good parts in Dark of the Moon and Age of Extinction but overall they sucked.
Tom Grummett and Karl Kesel just launched a Kickstarter for their first Section Zero original graphic novel titled Section Zero 1959, their tribute to Jack Kirby’s Challengers of the Unknown and Marvel monster comics like Fin Fang Foom.
And set in 1959 because that’s the year Tom and Karl were born – 60 years ago.
SECTION ZERO is not a secret section of the United Nation’s charter. It does not fund a team of experts and explorers to investigate the strange and unknown. This team is an urban myth— as “real” as the UFOs and monsters they’re “protecting mankind from.”
And in 1959— they didn’t know how much they didn’t know.
Karl tells us,
SECTION ZERO 1959 is Tom and my love letter to both Kirby’s Challengers of the Unknown, and those early Marvel monster stories that filled titles like Tales to Astonish. For better or worse, those comics definitely left a mark on me!
The main story— with the characters in their SECTION ZERO uniforms— will be presented like any other comic, but there will also be four solo stories of the characters before they joined the team. These stories will undergo “1959-ization” to better capture the feel of comics from that time…
With some Kickstarter details to follow…
We’re Kickstarting the SECTION ZERO 1959 ULTRA-COOL COLLECTORS’ EDITION, which will look a lot like this:
Hardcover Oversized— 7.5 x 11 inches. Larger than most trade paperbacks.
124+ Full-color Pages
Introduction by Mark Waid. I hear he knows a few things about comics.
Pin-ups by Erik Larsen! Steve Rude! Ron Randall! Leila del Duca! And more! With theircreator-owned characters teaming-up with Tom and my SECTION ZERO characters! How cool is that?
“Zero Secrets”— behind-the-scenes sketches and stories about how the book came together.
Spot gloss on the cover? Ribbon bookmark? Full color endsheets? Fingers crossed. See Stretch Goals.
And here’s a look ahead…
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It is a period of unrest in the galaxy. The great fandom has fractured as a result of The Last Jedi, and a civil war has erupted. The two sides are great in numbers and the trolling is vicious. There are rumors of drastic changes to the story for Episode IX to satisfy the cries of some and prevent the dreaded BOYCOTT.
Tributes poured in over social media including twitter.
That included one by iconic artist Bill Sienkiewicz with iconic pop culture Mars denizens sending off Opportunity.
— Bill Sienkiewicz (@sinKEVitch) February 14, 2019
Thank you, Opportunity.
Tonight is WWE Elimination Chamber, here is the Pulse Wrestling crew’s full preview with predictions!
Elimination Chamber match for the WWE Championship
Daniel Bryan (c) vs. AJ Styles vs. Jeff Hardy vs. Randy Orton vs. Samoa Joe vs. Kofi Kingston
JT: I’m sad to see Mustapha Ali have to drop out of this match due to injury, as I’ve really been enjoying his work recently. Taking that into account, this should be a fun match, with Kofi and Jeff putting their bodies at risk to entertain us, Daniel, Joe and AJ putting on a wrestling clinic and Randy Orton moving exceptionally slowly.
Winner: Daniel Bryan
JZ Says – They just gave Bryan his own custom title belt, I can’t imagine they’ll take it off him now. He’ll be Champion going into WrestleMania for sure.
Winner: Daniel Bryan
Sam – I’ve been enjoying the rotation of main-eventers on Smackdown and I’m looking forward to seeing these guys in the Chamber. I can’t imagine Bryan loses the belt here but we will see the setup for Mania I think.
Widro – This should be a good in ring match, but I do not think they are doing a title change here.
Tag team Elimination Chamber match for the inaugural WWE Women’s Tag Team Championship
Nia Jax and Tamina vs. The Riott Squad (Liv Morgan and Sarah Logan) vs. Mandy Rose and Sonya Deville vs. The IIconics (Billie Kay and Peyton Royce) vs. Bayley and Sasha Banks vs. Naomi and Carmella
JT: There are so many people in this match, it’s almost inevitable that it’s going to be a shambles. There are a lot of talented workers involved, with Jax and Tamina by far the most physically dominant duo. As to who will win… is it finally time for Bayley and Sasha Banks to shine?
Winners: Bayley & Sasha Banks
JZ Says – Bayley & Sasha Banks have been the lynchpins of the women’s division and really should be the first Champions.
Winners: Bayley & Sasha Banks
Sam – I’m thinking the women’s chamber match will get more time and more focus from the producers, which will make it even better. These women are going to be motivated and ready to put on a show – I can’t wait. Expect Sasha to do something dangerous.
Winners: bayley and Sasha
Widro – They seemed to build no real teams outside of Bayley and Sasha
Winner: Bayley and Sasha
WWE Raw Women’s Championship
Ronda Rousey (c) vs. Ruby Riott
JT: If there is anyone in WWE who is going to defeat Ronda Rousey, it seems unlikely to by Ruby Riott. I wouldn’t be too surprised if Liv Morgan and Sarah Logan interfere, but Rowdy Rousey will be walking away with the strap.
Winner: Ronda Rousey
JZ Says – Should be a fun match, but Riott has no shot here.
Winner: Ronda Rousey
Sam – Ronda is going to give Ruby a little bit of shine, but the Wrestlemania main event is pretty much set in stone, let’s be honest. Ronda’s matches are always must watch.
Widro – SQUASH
No Disqualification match
Braun Strowman vs. Baron Corbin
JT: I’ve said it before, I’ll say it again; f**k Baron Corbin.
Winner: Braun Strowman
JZ Says – Braun SMASH.
Winner: Braun Strowman
Sam – I don’t like Braun and I don’t like Corbin.
Widro – Two of the worst workers going ONE ON ONE.
WWE SmackDown Tag Team Championship
The Miz and Shane McMahon (c) vs. The Usos (Jey Uso and Jimmy Uso)
JT: Come on, WWE. It’s somewhat unbelievable that a wrestler as risk-averse as The Miz could carry the titles, even more ridiculous when his partner is a middle-aged businessman who wrestles once every couple of years. Still, that McMahon ego must be fed…
Winners: The Usos
JZ Says – With all the hullaballoo on Jimmy and Naomi right now, I’d be shocked to see the Usos get the titles here.
Winners: Shane McMahon & The Miz
Sam – I love the Miz and Shane tag team. I always enjoy Shane and these two have been funny in their segments. I think they will be featured prominently on the Mania card but can’t decide if it’ll be a 1 on 1 match or a tag… probably the former. The Usos can take the belts and Miz and Shane can turn on each other.
Winners jimmy and jey
Widro – Will Shane McMahon turn so red that you will be afraid he will have a stroke??
Winner: Miz & Shane
WWE Cruiserweight Championship
Buddy Murphy (c) vs. Akira Tozawa
JT: Buddy Murphy continues to set the pace for the cruiserweight division. This should be a fun match with a lot of big spots, but I don’t think Buddy’s reign is over yet.
Winner: Buddy Murphy
JZ Says – This match should RULE. Murphy is great, Tozawa is great, I’m stoked. I don’t see Murphy dropping the title until at least WrestleMania, if not later. Why take it off him ever really?
Winner: Buddy Murphy
Sam – Buddy’s reign has been the most consistent in recent WWE history. I love his energy and the matches on 205 Live and PPV have all been enjoyable. He continues through to Mania I think.
Widro – Buddy is a dominant champion.
WWE Intercontinental Championship
Bobby Lashley (c) and Lio Rush vs. Finn Bálor
JT: It must suck to be Finn Balor. One minute you’re challenging Brock Lesnar for the big belt, the next you’re facing a personality-vacuum like Bobby Lashley. In an ideal world, this would be a definitive victory for Balor, setting him up for a victorious challenge against Lesnar, but Vince’s obsession with massively jacked men will most likely prevail.
Winner: Bobby Lashley
JZ Says – I love all things Lio Rush, and him with Finn should be great fun to watch. Lashley is fine. I feel like this feud is going to be drawn out a bit longer, so no title change here.
Winner: Finn Balor
Sam – After Finn lost to Lesnar it would seem logical for him to rebound and win this match handily, right? I expect a slow eleven minute match with lots of chin locks and Lashley grinding Finn down. Probably a schmoz finish just to stick it to fans.
Winner: Finn (By DQ)
Widro – Hard to get excited about a Lashley match in 2019.
Winner: Lashley and Rush
Black Panther was a great film and as such it has been nominated for seven Academy Awards, including the coveted Best Picture award. This is a first for a comic book movie, and the nomination alone is a great precedent as it could lead to other popular films getting nominated and winning.
Tessa Blanchard Claims 4 Horsemen Birthright At IMPACT Uncaged?! Will A New 4 Horsewomen Debut For Anthem?
Tessa Blanchard Claims 4 Horsemen Birthright At IMPACT Uncaged?! Will A New 4 Horsewomen Debut For Anthem?
At IMPACT Uncaged Tessa Blanchard, daughter of OG 4 Horsemen Tully Blanchard, challenged Taya Valkyrie to her Knockouts Championship. Tessa came into the match waving the 4 Horsemen sign and even wearing a Horsemen shirt.
— Tessa Blanchard (@Tess_Blanchard) February 16, 2019
While Tessa lost the match she still made a statement. Will IMPACT debut their own 4 Hoursewoman led by Tessa Blanchard? At WWE there’s informal teases of two stables of 4 Horsewomen. First the wrestler stable.
And the MMC stable; they’re all in WWE now.
They say that “necessity is the mother of all invention.” Warner Bros. is sending the message that reinvention is the mother of all necessities and that message is being delivered by Walter Hamada.
This story begins way back in 2014, four years before Hamada was announced DC Films President.
DC Comics Pushes The Arkham Knight’s Core Continuity Debut With Detective Comics #1000 Variant Covers By Doug Mahnke & Francesco Mattina!!
DC Comics Pushes The Arkham Knight’s Core Continuity Debut With Detective Comics #1000 Variant Covers By Doug Mahnke and Francesco Mattina!
Doug Mahnke for Planet Comicon in Kansas City.
Francesco Mattina for Midtown Comics in New York City,
Solicitation for TEC #1000 below.
Detective Comics #1000
(W) Peter J. Tomasi, Brian Michael Bendis, Paul Dini, Warren Ellis, Geoff Johns, Tom King, Dennis O’Neil, Christopher Priest, Kevin Smith, Scott Snyder, Others (A) Doug Mahnke, Neal Adams, Greg Capullo, Tony S. Daniel, Steve Epting, Kelley Jones, Andy Kubert, Alex Maleev, Dustin Nguyen (CA) Scott Williams (A/CA) Jim Lee
After 80 years, it’s here-the 1,000th issue of DETECTIVE COMICS, the title that literally defines DC! This 96-page issue is stacked with an unbelievable lineup of talent that will take you on a journey through Batman’s past, present and future…plus a sensational epilogue that features the first-ever DC Universe appearance of the deadly Arkham Knight! But who is under the mask? And why do they want Batman dead? The incredible future of Batman adventures begins here!
In Shops: Mar 27, 2019
Marvel Comics Universe & May 2019 Solicitations Spoilers: War Of The Realms Leads To New All Asian Agents Of Atlas To Protect The Pacific Rim!
Marvel Comics Universe and May 2019 Solicitations Spoilers follows.
War Of The Realms Leads To New All Asian Agents Of Atlas To Protect The Pacific Rim!
- This May, the ‘New Agents of Atlas’ Enter the ‘War of the Realms’
Featuring the Marvel Comics debut of Luna Snow, Aero, Sword Master, and more new Super Heroes!
This April, Earth becomes a battlefield as Malekith’s forces lay siege upon our planet in WAR OF THE REALMS—the most all-encompassing, Universe-shaking event to hit the mighty Marvel Multiverse in years!
After a shock-and-awe invasion, the Accursed splits the globe into provinces set to be ruled by his dark and damned collaborators. As Sindr, Immortal Queen of Muspelheim, and her legions of Fire Demons march on Asia, a new band of heroes must unite to protect the Pacific Rim…
Introducing the NEW AGENTS OF ATLAS!
Written by Greg Pak with art by Gang-Hyuk Lim and a cover by Billy Tan, WAR OF THE REALMS: NEW AGENTS OF ATLAS #1 unites new and classic heroes to kick off the four-issue WAR OF THE REALMS tie-in series this May!
Featuring the Marvel Comics debut of the Super Heroes called Wave, Aero, and Sword Master, the story sees Amadeus Cho reassemble his “protectors” to save the world from incineration. Cho has successfully led a ragtag team of heroes to defend the Earth from an alien invasion in the past, but can he do it again this time?
Shang-Chi, Silk, and Jimmy Woo quickly join Brawn in the fight…but where is Kamala Khan? Meanwhile, new heroes Crescent, Io, and Luna Snow are making their own entrance into the Marvel Universe, so how will they impact the global conflict?
Get to know this brand-new union of Super Heroes as Marvel’s newest heroes from China, Aero and Sword Master, team-up with a mysterious new Filipino heroine named Wave in the crazed crucible of WAR OF THE REALMS!
Then, in WAR OF THE REALMS: NEW AGENTS OF ATLAS #2, the Queen of Cinders has conquered Korea and the rest of Asia! Now, only Amadeus Cho and his battered band of international Super Heroes stand between her and her ultimate goal: to melt the polar ice caps and turn all of Midgard into a sweltering new Muspelheim!
With the ice-wielding hero Luna Snow down for the count, Amadeus and his team must find a new way to fight fire…
A great comic book cover matching each day of the year, 1 through 365. Please chime in with your favourite corresponding cover, from any era. Day 48 – Planet Comics #48, May 1947, Artist – Joe Doolin. How could we have come this far without a Planet Comics cover? Planet Comics #48 may be my […]
Toy Fair 2019 Spoilers: Mezco Introduces New 5 Points Retro Line With The Scooby Doo Gang, Scooby Villains, Six Million Dollar Man & More!
Toy Fair 2019 Spoilers follows.
Mezco Introduces New 5 Points Retro Line With The Scooby Doo Gang, Scooby Villains, Six Million Dollar Man and More!
At Toy Fair 2019, we got our first look at Mezco’s new line of retro style action figures. The 3.75″ scaled 5 Points toy line will include:
The Addams Family
The Six Million Dollar Man
Some pics starting with the Scooby Gang…
…then Scooby villains like the Green Ghosts…
…the Ghost of Elias Kingston and the Spooky Space Kook.
There’s also the Six Million Dollar Man and Bigfoot!
More pics over at Toyark.
Boom Studios, Saban & June 2019 Solicitations Spoilers: Mighty Morphin Power Rangers Return With The White Ranger! What Is Necessary Evil?!
Boom Studios, Saban and June 2019 Solicitations Spoilers follows.
Mighty Morphin Power Rangers Return With The White Ranger! What Is Necessary Evil?!
Boom Studios reports:
- The Mighty Morphin Power Rangers Return…with The White Ranger!
“Necessary Evil” Reveals The True Fate of Power Rangers in June 2019
BOOM! Studios, under license by Hasbro, Inc., announced today that the Mighty Morphin Power Rangers will make their official return after the events of Shattered Grid in Mighty Morphin Power Rangers #40, arriving in stores June 2019.
The new series creative team of writer Ryan Parrott (Go Go Power Rangers) and artist Daniele Di Nicuolo (Mighty Morphin Power Rangers) begin a bold new era as the Mighty Morphin Power Rangers are back in Angel Grove…with the White Ranger as their leader! But what happened to the team after they defeated Lord Drakkon? And what does the White Ranger’s first appearance mean for the future of the team? Those answers – and more – arrive in the first chapter of Power Rangers: Necessary Evil as shocking secrets are revealed!
Mighty Morphin Power Rangers #40 features a main cover by Jamal Campbell (Naomi), with variant covers by Goñi Montes (Sandman Universe) and Kris Anka (Runaways).
New York Times Bestselling author Ryan Parrott is a writer in multiple mediums. A graduate of Chapman University, Parrott has written on television series NBC’s Revolution and Hulu’s Chance. In comics, Ryan was a co-writer on DC’s Batman: Gates of Gotham, several of IDW’s Star Trek titles, including Starfleet Academy, Boldly Go and Manifest Destiny, as well as the NBC series finale Revolution: Endgame. Parrott was one of the key architects of the landmark Power Rangers: Shattered Grid comic book event and currently writes Saban’s Go Go Power Rangers at BOOM! Studios, along with creator-owned projects Volition and Oberon for Aftershock Comics, and lives in Los Angeles with his wife.
“I’m writing Mighty Morphin Power Rangers. The reality of that statement hasn’t quite sunk in yet but I’m sure when it does, I’ll feel a mixture of exhilaration, disbelief and sheer panic,” said writer Ryan Parrott. “Working on the franchise for the last two years has been one of the most creatively rewarding experiences of my life, not only because of the incredibly talented people I get to collaborate with behind the scenes but also because of all the amazing fans I’ve encountered along the way. I’m not going to lie. Kyle Higgins set the bar unapologetically high with his work on the series so far, not to mention the biggest Power Ranger comic book event ever in Shattered Grid, but I’m looking forward to digging deep into these characters we all love and building off the stage that’s been set. May the power protect me.”
Born and raised in Milano, Daniele Di Nicuolo made his American comics debut with Mirror’s Edge at Dark Horse. He has since worked with numerous publishers like IDW Publishing on The Infinite Loop Vol. 2, distinguishing himself at BOOM! Studios on top-selling series including Mighty Morphin Power Rangers: Pink and as the main artist on Mighty Morphn Power Rangers during the record-breaking Shattered Grid event celebrating the franchise’s 25th anniversary.
“If with Shattered Grid we went big, now we’re going deep, straight to the core of what means to be Power Rangers and, most of all, what consequences come from choices made for a greater good,” said artist Daniele Di Nicuolo. “I couldn’t be happier to reunite with BOOM! Studios and the Rangers again. I’m super excited to explore the fallout of the adventures that we started with Kyle and honored to face this new journey with a great writer like Ryan, my pal Walter Baiamonte and so much of the crew from Shattered Grid. It’s Morphin time again!”
Currently, Power Rangers is celebrating over 25 continuous years on the air, making it one of the longest running kids live-action series in television history with nearly 900 episodes aired to date. Created by Haim Saban and launched in 1993 with Mighty Morphin Power Rangers, the franchise celebrates its milestone anniversary year with the 25th season, Power Rangers: Super Ninja Steel currently airing on Saturdays at 12 p.m. (ET/PT) on Nickelodeon in the U.S.
“The first appearance of the White Ranger is only one of the big revelations in Necessary Evil, as we learn just what happened after the Mighty Morphin team disappeared after the events of Shattered Grid,” said Dafna Pleban, Senior Editor, BOOM! Studios. “Ryan and Daniele, along with our partners at Hasbro, have crafted a Power Rangers epic with surprises around every turn and an ending that changes everything!”
Print copies of Mighty Morphin Power Rangers #40 will be available on June 26th, at local comic book shops (use comicshoplocator.com to find the one nearest you), or at the BOOM! Studios webstore. Digital copies can be purchased from content providers like comiXology, iBooks, Google Play, and the BOOM! Studios app.
Softcover collections of Mighty Morphin Power Rangers, Go Go Power Rangers and other Power Rangers releases from BOOM! Studios are available now, everywhere books are sold.
Who’s on board?