Gail Simone Says Something Complicated About Social Media Silence Contracts For Writers

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In the past, we’ve told you how writer Scott Edelman, when signing a new contract with Marvel after writing a forward for one of their books, was asked to promise never to say anything derogatory about Marvel on social media. Edelman’s statements were on Brian Keene’s Horror Show podcast, and here’s what he had to say at the time, back in June of 2015 (Keene’s comments in bold):

I just had an issue with Marvel in that I was asked to write an essay to go with the Marvel Masterworks for Captain Marvel. They just got up to volume #5. And they said, “Would you like write about it?” because of the twelve issues, I think I’d written eight of them or something like that. So I said fine. I started writing the essay, because I remember buying the issue of Marvel Super Heroes that had the original Gene Colan and Arnold Drake, if I’m remembering correctly*, Captain Marvel in it with the old costume. The green and white costume. And so I started writing the essay and the contract shows up, which is, I don’t know, eight, ten, twelve pages, and it included such clauses as… The clause that really leapt out of me is I would not say anything derogatory about Marvel or its employees or anything like that.

In the introduction.

No, no. Ever. Because this was not a contract dealing with this one thing. This was a contract dealing with the entire relationship and talking about who owned characters, talking about how I couldn’t put any of my original comic book artwork on exhibition without the permission of Marvel Comics.

Whoa!

I contacted people like Roy and a bunch of other people and said “Did you guys sign this kind of thing?” And they all said no. But this was all pre-Disney that they signed it. I asked Neil Gaiman, and he said no, of course, but he’s Neil Gaiman. They don’t ask him to sign that. And I have to admit, when I had a conversation with them, they did remove the clause, because I said, “If I tweet that I hated an episode of Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., that’s saying something derogatory about Marvel Comics. So I wouldn’t want to be in breach of contract by having an opinion about a movie.

That’s insane.

But I ended up never signing it. They were willing to take that out, and I did get a phone call saying “we don’t want old creators to be angry at us” and that kind of thing. I don’t want to nitpick it, but I have original artwork from the seventies and I don’t want to be asking permission, and I finally said, look, what I would like is just a contract that says “I’m selling you a 2000 word essay, you’re paying me X hundred dollars, it’s about this one thing. It’s not a whole relationship. We’re not doing a relationship. We’re just selling the one thing. Can there be a contract like that. And they really don’t do things like that. It would be one thing if I was trying to write five monthly books or something, and even then I would have to think about it.

Would you ever go back to comics?

Well I don’t think I can. Not with the way the rights situation is.

We’ll I’m blacklisted from DC.

There’s always that tug of doing stuff like that. Sure, it would be fun to do things like that again. Certain characters that you would enjoy playing with. But the idea of selling everything away for all eternity is one thing. It would be different if I was writing a comic book. I can understand you wanting to protect Spider-Man. I’m not gonna say I own Spider-Man. But to say a 2000 word essay about how I wrote Captain Marvel, can’t we just make it a handshake thing?

We haven’t heard too much about this since then, but the subject came up today on Twitter when real-life superhero and comics luminary Gail Simone got to talking about the subject, or something close to it. Simone didn’t name names or companies — or even say she was talking about comics specifically, so it could technically be any industry in which writers work — but she had some comments about social media clauses in writers’ contracts, and how they might affect writers who disagree with the decisions of a media company:

Okay, I have a real thing to say that's a bit complicated.

— GAIL SIMONE (@GailSimone) March 27, 2017

The net effect is that more and more, sometimes writers in all media are contractually obligated not to discuss complaints people may have.

— GAIL SIMONE (@GailSimone) March 27, 2017

And then, because they cannot comment, they are labeled as complicit, apathetic, or downright malicious.

— GAIL SIMONE (@GailSimone) March 27, 2017

I understand the frustration, because sometimes, corporate media can make some real boneheaded, tone-deaf moves.

— GAIL SIMONE (@GailSimone) March 27, 2017

But it has to suck for the freelancers who disagree with these moves AND with not addressing them, but are legally stuck.

— GAIL SIMONE (@GailSimone) March 27, 2017

But if people say fifty times that they can't respond, odds are, they really can't respond.

— GAIL SIMONE (@GailSimone) March 27, 2017

I know several recent cases where writers were held to blame for things they disagree with and fought against.

— GAIL SIMONE (@GailSimone) March 27, 2017

But as corporate culture gets more litigious and sensitive about social media, they are going to try to control more of it.

— GAIL SIMONE (@GailSimone) March 27, 2017

Anyway, just saying, something to consider. If someone you respect has shut down on a topic, it's possible they had to do so.

— GAIL SIMONE (@GailSimone) March 27, 2017

Fortunately, I personally remain a tremendous loudmouth. ;)

— GAIL SIMONE (@GailSimone) March 27, 2017

Thank goodness for that!

Following up on her thread, Simone responded to a question about whether any specific comics companies were notorious for this behavior:

There are huge differences in how different comics companies handle public criticism by employees, for sure. https://t.co/lwQobvXdbK

— GAIL SIMONE (@GailSimone) March 27, 2017

A few instances of companies handling public criticism by employees come to mind. Most recently, there was the cancellation of Legends of Wonder Woman after outspoken tweets and interviews by Renae De Liz and Ray Dillon. In another article on that same topic, Bleeding Cool Rumormonger-in-Chief Rich Johnston noted:

When iZombie creator Chris Roberson criticised DC Comics on Twitter for commissioning the Before Watchmen series, he was instantly removed from writing the Fables Cinderella comic.

When Dwayne McDuffie talked about the ins and outs of writing superhero comics for DC on their message boards, he was fired off Justice League Of America.

When John Layman talked about the micromanagement of The Authority comic by Paul Levitz, his feet didn’t touch the ground.

But on the existence of the problem in comics and other media, Simone says she thinks it’s worse elsewhere:

Not just comics, I think it's worse in other media. https://t.co/0CaKj21VEC

— GAIL SIMONE (@GailSimone) March 27, 2017

Finally, we are contractually obligated to point out that, in the course of investigating claims of a social media clause in Marvel contracts in the past, the claims were denied by several Marvel freelancers and executives.

Gail Simone Says Something Complicated About Social Media Silence Contracts For Writers

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Despite His Lack Of Appearance In The Trailer, Superman Confirmed For Justice League!

Despite His Lack Of Appearance In The Trailer, Superman Confirmed For Justice League!

You heard it here first!

Source: Unite The League

The trailer forJustice Leaguedropped last Saturday, and the question on everyone's lips wasn't "Why does this $250 million movie look like garbage?" but "Is Superman in this?!" The Outhouse can EXXXCLUSIVELY confirm that yes he is, thanks toDC'smarketing websiteUnite The League.

On their site, after clicking join, it gives you the option to choose a hero, giving Cyborg, Wonder Woman, Batman, Aquaman, and The Flash as options, with a blank box at the end. Check my poorly edited MS Paint image below.

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After some deep journalistic work (i.e. it was pointed out to us), we found that the following links show that the Superman logo was uploaded to the website. The links arehere, here, and here.

The Outhouse superfan Cameron Williams even made a mockup of the finished site.

@TheOuthousers @SageTerrence I've also made a mockup of what the finished site could look like. The results are shocking! pic.twitter.com/1Letj9eMo2

— Cameron Williams (@Wasgo) March 27, 2017

When your friends ask how you know Superman is set to appear in Justice League, despite not appearing in the trailer, tell them The Outhouse told you!



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San Diego Comic Con 2017 Badges On Sale On April 8th – 9am PT Noon ET 5pm BST

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UPDATE: That’ll teach me to do US timezones at 1am in the morning. That’s BST.

San Diego Comic-Con have announced open registration for their 2017 show for Saturday, April 8th, 9am PT, Noon ET, 5pm BST. And the Expo Logic waiting room will open one hour previously at 8am/11am/4pm for registration code authorization.

At least 48 hours prior to Open Registration, those who have signed up will be sent an email with your registration code and link to the Expo Logic waiting room.

The show advises you make  sure you have not opted-out of email correspondence from Comic-Con. Your opt-out preferences can be found on the “My Account” tab in your Member ID account. You are also encouraged to add do-not-reply@comic-con.org and ccireg@expologic.com as an approved/authorized sender to your email system. Just in case.

Your registration code and link to the Expo Logic waiting room will also be available on the “Registration Info” tab in your Member ID account starting April 6th.

Questions can be answered here and you can check the Toucan blog as well.

One silver lining is that, as a result of last year’s badge tech preventing a common practice to get people into the show without buying tickets, it is expected that the show will be able to sell more badges than in previous years without falling foul of safety concerns.

It’s time for this…

San Diego Comic Con 2017 Badges On Sale On April 8th – 9am PT Noon ET 5pm BST

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First Celebrity Cameo For Star Wars: The Last Jedi Revealed

First Celebrity Cameo For Star Wars: The Last Jedi Revealed

We're pretty sure they're using the word celebrity very loosely here.

Source: The Hollywood Reporter

Gary Barlow, frontman of Take That and host of BBC talent show Let It Shine, has revealed that he has a cameo in Star Wars: The Last Jedi, onITV's chat show Lorraine.

"I'm not a stormtrooper, but I am in it.Now I've said that, I'll probably be out.I think the Star Wars people are so strict about what information [is out there]. So me saying that, I've probably just done myself out of a role."

After flipping through Take That's discography, some liberties must have been taken with the definition of celebrity.

Star Wars: The Last Jedi is set to release December 15.



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The Mummy May Be Getting A New Trailer This Sunday

The Theory of Flight Director Paul Greengrass To Adapt Brian Michael Bendis’ Torso To Film

The Theory of Flight Director Paul Greengrass To Adapt Brian Michael Bendis' Torso To Film

Co-written by Marc Andreyko, Torso is based on the true story of a series of grisly murders investigated by Elliott Ness.

Source: Variety

Paul Greengrass, best known for directing The Bourne movies and having the hippieist last name in Hollywood, has signed on to direct a film adaptation ofBrian Michael Bendis and Marc Andreyko's Torso.The graphic novel is based on the true story of a series of grisly murders investigated by Elliott Ness, known as the man who caught Al Capone.

Brian Helgeland wrote the original screenplay for the movie, which is tentatively titled "Ness," which doesn't quite have the oomph that Torso has.In 2006, David Fincher was attached to the project, and in 2013, director David Lowery was signed on for the film.

No release date has been set.



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Archer Season 8 Review (Spoiler-Free)

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Holy shit, Archer’s back.

Not that it ever left. Archer, FX’s flagship animated comedy, has run for eight years and racked up plenty of accolades and fans. It’s always been an excellent TV show and a good way to kill 22 minutes. Unfortunately, in the current television landscape “excellent” often means “eh, maybe I’ll get around to it after I watch these ten other shows that represent the height of the TV genre itself and will fundamentally change my life forever”.

The access we now have to truly transcendently great art and entertainment through our TVs, computer screens and phones means that sometimes excellent doesn’t cut it.

Thankfully, Adam Reed and the folks behind Archer seem to have understood that. Archer has reinvented itself every season since its fifth. Season 5 was the extended Miami Vice parody: Archer: Vice, in which the characters decided to become cocaine traffickers. Season 6 “unrebooted” the franchise back to its roots with some small differences. And then Season 7 rebooted them all over again by relocating the spy agency to Los Angeles to become private detectives.

All of those reboots and reimaginings were creatively necessary and certainly had their strengths but they all still fell short from the loony, quick-witted highs of the first few seasons. Season 8 comes with the series biggest departure yet and gains yet another subtitle. This is Archer: Dreamland, and it’s by far the best “rebooted” version of Archer yet and the only reincarnation that compares favorably with the first few seasons.

Archer: Dreamland begins where last season ends: with Sterling Archer riddled with bullets and facedown in an L.A. swimming pool. From there we get a funeral fakeout that confirms the year is “19….something” and then find Archer in a hospital bed in a coma. This is just a very brief frame narrative to this season’s main event. Save for the first couple of minutes, the entirety of the season (or at least the four episodes we’ve seen) takes place in Archer’s coma dreamworld.

Archer’s fantasy keeps the plot in Los Angeles like last season but instead of the present day, whenever that may be, it’s 1947 and Archer is a World War II vet turned private investigator. The death of his longtime partner, Woodhouse*, thrusts Archer into the criminal underworld where he’s soon dealing with rival organized crime families, kidnapping attempts and crooked cops.

*It’s a very nice touch that Woodhouse, Archer’s long-suffering butler, gets the send off he deserves. The characters of Archer: Dreamland are largely devastated that he is gone and it is a fitting tribute to the recently departed actor who portrayed him, George Coe.

Even in its down seasons, Archer has always been good for a laugh. It’s highly verbal sense of humor has translated across every single iteration. Archer: Dreamland is no exception. I laughed out loud several times an episode and was particularly delighted by Pam’s new role as a crooked-ish cop in Archer’s fantasy who somehow comes to host dozens of Chinese prostitutes in her apartment.

Where Archer: Dreamland improves upon the formula is its story. I wouldn’t be surprised if Reed and his writers carefully plotted out each beat of the season before getting started as the ongoing film noir detective story is satisfyingly rich and twisty. The four episodes I watched represent half of the eight episode order and it truly feels like I’ve seen precisely half of one overarching story. By the time the series is finished, I will not be surprised if it feels like one, coherent two and a half hour animated comedy thriller.

The fact that Archer is dreaming up this world and presumably creating the roles in it means that the characters fall seamlessly into certain detective story archetypes. Cyril Figgis has always been an annoyance to Archer but still could have been charitably described as a comedic straightman or even the audience’s surrogate in this world. But in Dreamland, he is an out and out villain: a crooked cop working for mob boss Len Trexler (yes, Trexler is back and still voiced by Jeffrey Tambor). The new roles suits him perfectly.

As does Cheryl, Mallory, Krieger, Lana, Ray and Lana’s roles. Mallory is Trexler’s rival gang leader, known only as “Mother” and she does all of her criminal work out of the night club she owns, called “Dreamland.” Krieger is a bartender/Nazi scientist there, Ray is a band leader (though his all-Black bandmates disagree with that self-appointed title) and Lana is the sultry lounge singer she’s always been destined to be. As for Cheryl? She has yet another name and Archer’s unconsciousness has cast her in a role that she would undoubtedly be delighted in: damsel in distress.

The most important new characterization in Archer’s fantasy, however, is Archer, himself. There has never been a more heroic interpretation of the spy yet than in Archer: Dreamland. This Archer spends days awake, trying to avenge the death of his loved ones, assist the disenfranchised and struggle through his torturous WWII flashbacks. Of course it would make sense that Archer is the hero of his own fantasy but this version of Archer truly works within the context of the show. Having a real hero grounds the proceedings and makes the story work all the better. He’s still a flagrant, offensive asshole but he also really cares. And it makes the time investment in Archer: Dreamland all the richer.

Sometime between Archer’s debut in 2009 and today, half-hour comedies on TV fundamentally changed. It wasn’t just enough for half-hour comedies to be hilarious by any means necessary anymore, they also had to carry a strange, existential, melancholic weight. Shows like You’re the Worst, Fleabag and BoJack Horseman best illustrate this new concept of “melancholic comedy” (a term that to the best of my knowledge and research was created by The A.V. Club. But if you find someone else who got there first, I’ll be happy to credit them), a kind of comedy where instead of tragedy plus time equaling comedy, it’s just comedy and tragedy existing simultaneously as unlikely bedmates.

Comedy is hard enough already but somewhere along the way our culture decided to make it even harder by demanding that our comedies carry a significant emotional heft. Perhaps it’s a byproduct of that “Peak TV” present cultural existence I referenced earlier.

Regardless, eight seasons in, Archer is a very old dog that has finally learned this new trick. Archer: Dreamland belongs in the same conversation as BoJack Horseman and Fleabag as representing this new, exciting, yet incredibly difficult to pull off breed of TV comedy. It’s not melancholic comedy per se. It’s just comedy with an excellent, engaging story that enriches you in some elemental, indescribable way.

The experience of watching a logical story, told capably with plenty of laughs along the way brings Archer from the merely “excellent” neighborhood back to the “dude, have you been watching Archer?? Because you really should!” neighborhood where it belongs.

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Proving Finger Still On The Pulse Of Popular Culture, WWE Plans Pitbull Performance For Wrestlemania

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Not since Cyndi Lauper managed Wendy Richter in a championship bout at Wrestlemania 1 has a more perfect combination between rock and wrestling been formed. That’s right, rapper Pitbull will perform a live concert at Wrestlemania with special guests Flo Rida, Lunchmoney Lewis, and Stephen Marley, according to a tweet from Mr. Bull himself:

The grandest stage of them all this Sunday #MrWorldwide, @official_flo , @LunchMoneyLewis and @stephenmarley @WWE #WrestleMania 4/2, 7pm. pic.twitter.com/SmjXSks2xC

— Pitbull (@pitbull) March 27, 2017

Bull joins Kid Rock, Puff Daddy, and Limp Bizkit in the elite group of artists who performed for a confused Wrestlemania crowd who wanted nothing to do with a dumb concert anyway, years to decades after the height of their popularity. It’s unknown how long the performance will take, or when it will appear on the show, but we can probably rest assured that the it will take precedence over one or more beloved secondary championship matches that will be bumped to the preshow or from the show entirely.

Wrestlemania takes place this Sunday, April 2. Roman Reigns will defeat The Undertaker in the main event, after which The Undertaker will reveal that the WWE ring it really is Roman’s yard. You know it’s going to happen, and you’re going to hate it, but you’re going to watch it anyway.

Proving Finger Still On The Pulse Of Popular Culture, WWE Plans Pitbull Performance For Wrestlemania

Top Comics to Buy This Week

With dozens of comic books to choose from, let us show you which are the best coming out this week. Take a look at this list spotlighting our favorite comics that we know are money-well-spent and new books that look cool and are backed by some top-tier talent.

Check out our picks, then head to the comments to let us know what you’ll be buying this week!

Written by Marc Guggenheim & Al Ewing | Drawn by Various | Marvel

The X-Men and Inhumans have been through a war, and now both teams are emerging on the other side, trying to embrace a brighter future. These two one-shots are aimed at offering a fresh starting point for readers and laying the groundwork for the new status quo for both franchises.

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DC Comics Sends Their Freelancers Big Blue Blankets…

DC Comics freelancers got a surprise box this week, with a DC Comics big blue blanket buried within. The recipients have been expressing their appreciation.

Just got this in the mail from DC. Now when I pretend to be superman in my house, I have a legit blanket to make a cape from. pic.twitter.com/ow8QVx4Ldh

— Christopher Sebela (@xtop) March 27, 2017

Cat and wife are currently fighting over the new @DCComics blanket. Already this thing has brought me much joy. Thanks, DC!

— Mitch Gerads (@MitchGerads) March 22, 2017

The nifty DC gift blanket arrived just as I have to leave to pick up Katie, who's not feeling well, from school… pic.twitter.com/Yi0DtkDvXf

— Kurt Busiek Resists (@KurtBusiek) March 27, 2017

I think that she loves the new DC blanket. Thank you @dccomics for this present! #dccollectibles #dc #superman #batman #wonderwoman #cat

A post shared by Alejandro Pereira (@alejandropereirastudio) on Mar 27, 2017 at 10:37am PDT

That’s a very comfortable kitty.

DC Comics Sends Their Freelancers Big Blue Blankets…

Katie Cassidy Finds Loophole To Keep Playing Laurel Lance On Arrow Despite Character’s Death

Katie Cassidy Finds Loophole To Keep Playing Laurel Lance On Arrow Despite Character's Death

She'll be playing Black Siren, Laurel Lance's evil Earth-2 counterpart.

Source: A

Katie Cassidywill be returning toArrowas a series regular, reprising her role asLaurel Lance, even though the character died in Season 4. The catch is that Cassidy will be playing the evil Laurel Lance from Earth-2,Black Siren.

"One of the things that most excites us about Arrow is that we go where the story takes us," said Arrow executive producer Marc Gugenheim. "Last year, the story took us to the tragic death of Laurel Lance. This year, our midseason finale reintroduced us to Laurel's doppelgänger, Black Siren. We were so taken by Katie's fearless interpretation of this character that we knew her story was not yet finished. We couldn't be more thrilled to welcome Katie back to Arrow as Black Siren, though as her appearances on Arrow and DC's Legends of Tomorrow this season show, she never really left the family."

Cassidy appeared in the Arrow season 5 midseason finale, and will reprise the role for episodes 22 and 23 of season 5. She'll then be a series regular once again starting in season 6.Arrow season 5 episodes 23 and 24 will air on CW on May 17 and May 24, respectively.



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Get The Recycled Venom #6 1:1000 McFarlane Variant For The Low, Low Price Of $2499!

Get The Recycled Venom #6 1:1000 McFarlane Variant For The Low, Low Price Of 99!

Or get it at the lower, lower price of $1,700.

Source: Bleeding Cool

Last September,Marvelannounced they were recycling an old interiorSpider-Manpanel byTodd McFarlaneas a 1:1000 variant cover forVenom #1. Not to be outdone by themselves,Venom #6will also feature a 1:1000 variant coverusing internal Venom artwork.

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KRS Comics is offering the issue for $2,499.

Or you can grab it on eBay for only $1,700, where the seller has 3 available.



Written or Contributed by Tim Midura

Contest! Follow @Comicsbeat on Instagram and you may win a copy of Marvel: Year by Year

Have you followed The Beat’s Instagram account yet? If you haven’t, you’re missing out on a lot of great art, news bits and just fun stuff. And tocelebrate The Beat’s IG fever, we’re running a nifty contest. The prize: a brand new copy of Marvel Year By Year: A Visual History. This deluxe slipcased volume is […]

Legion’s Villain and His Connection to the X-Men Explained

Spoilers! We break down the connections between Legion's "Devil with Yellow Eyes" and the X-Men, and how it connects to the comics.

Report: Steven Mnuchin Using Plot Of Suicide Squad As Template For Running U.S. Treasury Department

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Following up on a controversy last week wherein he found himself in hot water for using his status as a high-ranking U.S. government official to promote the film he financed, The Lego Batman Movie, Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin has taken cross-promotion to the next level by using the plot behind another of his films, Suicide Squad, as the template for running the Department of Treasury. With himself in the Amanda Waller role, Mnuchin is assembling an unorthodox team of allies that Politico calls “too liberal and too detached from the core” of President Donald Trump’s administration, similar to the way Waller’s team of super-powered criminals were outside the mold of typical military operatives in the 2016 film. Mnuchin’s faction of White House staff and advisors serves as a counter to the faction led by Steve Bannon, the former Breitbart executive and powerful ancient incubus.

“I wanna build a team of some very bad people, who I think can do some good,” Mnuchin is believed to have told aides before assembling his squad. “It’s taken me some work. But I finally have them. The worst of the worst.”

Amongst Mnuchin’s team are former Goldman Sachs executives like National Economic Council Director Gary Cohn, known for his skills with a boomerang, and Deputy National Security Advisor Dina Powell, whose husband’s soul is trapped in inside her deadly katana blade. Ivanka Trump and her husband Jared Kushner are also involved on Mnuchin’s side, in the Harley Quinn and Joker roles. Mnuchin has reportedly also chosen Craig Phillips, a Democratic donor who is in favor of financial regulation and is reportedly also half mutant crocodile, for a position in the Treasury Department.

It’s unknown whether Mnuchin’s blatant promotion of Suicide Squad in this unusual manner violates ethics codes, or if government officials will be willing to overlook it since they may represent humanity’s last hope for survival, just as Waller’s team did in the film. In any case, the war for control of the White House is shaping up to be more interesting than a blockbuster superhero film, or at least, one of the ones set in the DC Universe.

Report: Steven Mnuchin Using Plot Of Suicide Squad As Template For Running U.S. Treasury Department

Moonlight Director Barry Jenkins Tackles Amazon Underground Railroad Series

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A Year of Free Comics: Powdered Milk by Keiler Roberts, a painfully honest look at family life

Man oh man how have I not linked to this before? Keiler Roberts’ Powdered Milk is an ongoing autobiographical comic about a woman, her husband, their daughter, Xia, and their dog, Crooky…but it’s not like the other family autobio comics. The word unflinching is often tossed around, but these comics are truly honest and unsparing, […]

Don’t Worry, Legion Season Two Won’t Look To The Comics

Don't Worry, Legion Season Two Won't Look To The Comics

Who needs that pesky source material anyway?

Source: Valnet Inc. Presents Comic Book Resources

Legionexecutive producer Noah Hawley took a conference call today with media outlets regarding Legion's future.Last week's episode confirmed thatProfessor XwasDavid Haller'sfather and thatThe Shadow Kinghas been tormenting him since his childhood.Hawley cautions they shouldn't be interpreted as a sign of an abrupt shift in the approach to the series, which has pretended to not have anything to do with theX-Men.

"I think as we do with 'Fargo,' I think fans who are really familiar with the at world, they really appreciate certain connections and a sense of being rewarded for knowing the stories so well," he said in a conference call this afternoon with media outlets, including CBR, ahead of "Legion's" season finale. "But at the same time, my goal was always to sort of use this character as a way to have a conversation and tell a story that was my story, that was interesting to me, and to try to get at the heart of what this character is and [what] this journey is for him, not literally sort of reenacting issues of the comic book, or storylines from the comic book.

"So, I don't think you'll see the show suddenly look to the comics for storylines," Hawley added, "but you may see ideas or characters or images that are familiar to you."

Hawley must've lost our number, as The Outhouse wasn't included on the call.

The season one finale of Legion airs Wednesday at 10 p.m. ET/PT on FX.



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GODZILLA: KING OF MONSTERS Adds STRAIGHT OUTTA COMPTON Actor O’Shea Jackson Jr.

Coming off huge praise for his performance in Straight Outta Compton, O'Shea Jackson Jr. in now in negotiations to join the cast of Legendary Pictures' Godzilla sequel. More past the jump...

Preview: Eddie Brock’s Return in Venom #6

There’s been a bit of musical chairs with the symbiotes in the world Spider-Man of Spider-Man in recent years, with Eddie Brock having a stint as Anti-Venom and chasing around Carnage in that title.  As of next month, Brock is back in his original symbiotic identity as Venom and we have some preview pages of […]

Starz ‘American Gods’ Invites You to Worship These New Cast Posters

The jury’s still out on whether Starz and Bryan Fuller’s American Gods can translate author Neil Gaiman’s bestseller, but my, if they don’t at least make a pretty cast. See for yourself in a new gallery of posters for the April premiere, featuring Shadow Moon, Bilquis, Mr. World and more.

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Aquaman Movie Release Date, Cast, and Everything We Know

Zack Snyder Keeps Acting Like Superman Might Not Be in ‘Justice League’

Who are the Justice League? The group is comprised of a bunch of different heroes in different combinations based on which comic arcs you’re reading at the time, but it always seems to have three core members: Batman, Wonder Woman, and Superman. Warner Bros. new Justice League movie didn’t feature the red-caped Kryptonian in this weekend’s trailer, and seems to be acting like he won’t be in the movie. Even Zack Snyder has been cagey about it.

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Judge Dredd Takes On Fairlyhyperman In ‘The Cape & Cowl Crimes’ [Preview]

As much as it might be the story of an unstoppable crime-fighter in a colorful costume who's occasionally called on to deal with world-shattering cosmic threats, I think it's fair to say that Judge Dredd isn't really a superhero comic. I'm not sure what the line is, but there's just something about him that separates Mega City One's most famous lawman from his more traditionally justice-minded cousins --- and never has that distinction been more evident than in the pages of Judge Dredd: The Cape & Cowl Crimes.

Set for release on April 11, the new paperback collects 160 pages of classic stories of Dredd dealing with costumed vigilantes, and you can read the entire first chapter --- in which Dredd has an encounter with the moderately super, mildly bulletproof Fairlyhyperman --- below right now!

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Into the Badlands Season 2 Episode 3 Return Date, Trailer, Reviews, and More

Alex Meets Maggies Ex On Tonight’s Supergirl

Supergirl’s Alex Danvers and Maggie Sawyer are taking the next step in their relationship… that awkward meeting of the ex-girlfriend. And it looks like Maggie is the one having the difficult time. It should be even more fun when the three get together for dinner. The second video includes footage from the Kevin Smith directed episode as well as some interview footage of the cast from the recent Pallyfest event.

Supergirl airs Mondays at 8 PM on the CW.

Alex Meets Maggies Ex On Tonight’s Supergirl

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10 Thoughts on … Ring of Honor March 25, 2017 (The SuperKliq, Kevin Kelly, Hardys versus Briscoes)

Thought Zero – Greetings all. We have a new week of Ring of Honor wrestling to watch and we may have a couple surprises. Let’s find out.

1) We start with a brief recap of Christopher Daniels winning the world title from Adam Cole at the 15th Anniversary show. And our first action sees the Addiction come out to the ring to celebrate Daniels’ victory. With an appletini! And the appletini gets a chant from the crowd! Love it. Kazarian announces Daniels as the new ROH World Champion of the World. That never gets old. And here comes Dalton Castle to toast Daniels’ win and remind him that he has a title opportunity coming. Before long, Adam Cole and the Young Bucks come out to talk and this sets up a six man match for later.

2) Cole is sporting a new t-shirt which brands the Cole and Jacksons grouping as the SuperKliq. I have to admit, that is a pretty good name. And it makes you wonder, in the eventual Adam Cole versus Kenny Omega showdown, which side will the Young Bucks choose? Their SuperKliq partner or their Elite partner?

3) The announcers tease a tag team title match tonight between the Briscoes and the Hardy Boyz. That’s a big time match there. I missed where the Hardys won the belts, but I am sure a time-traveling drone was involved. And maybe Matt Hardy’s kid. Hopefully we will get to see the Briscoes destroy those broken Hardys.

4) By the way, the announce team today is Ian Riccaboni and Kevin Kelly. Kevin! Welcome back, even if it is only for today. We’ve missed you. Kelly is working the color commentary post tonight, but even so he is a welcome voice at that table.

5) Back from break and Kenny King interrupts a Marty Scurll promo. Well, actually he is courteous enough to wait for Scurll to finish before barging in. That’s nice. King challenges Scurll and even though Scurll had already dropped out of character post-promo, he accepts Kenny King’s challenge. That should be a very good match itself, but they need to keep that belt on Scurll for a long time in my mind. He’s just that good.

6) The Hardys apparently have the ROH tag team titles and the Young Bucks fake Superkick Party champions belts. Okay then. I just figured out why I dislike the Hardys here. Their new “broken” characters could be interesting on their own. I am not opposed to the Hardys changing their old characters. Matt Hardy has done it successfully a couple times already. But then they wrestle. And they still wrestle the same, old, weak, spot-fest offensive style they always have. If you are going to change your look, your character, etc., at least change your wrestling style a bit as well.

7) Seriously, isn’t Jeff’s Whisper in the Wind look like one of the softest moves ever? I think Matt tries (with the crazed biting and all), but Jeff just still looks lazy and bored in there. I mean, I may not like the weird, outside the ring craziness of Broken Matt Hardy, but it is different, and he really seems to commit. (Actually, maybe that should be the Hardys’ new team name – Crazy and Lazy.)

8) Kevin Kelly with a nice little reminder that Matt Hardy has been here in Ring of Honor before. He runs down when Matt was part of SCUM and tried to take over and destroy the company. He forgot to mention the days of The Kingdom, but that’s okay. The Briscoes seem to be working at a much slower pace today due to their opponents. We wind up getting a couple cool spots, but not a very energetic match. One very cool spot had Jay Briscoe hoisting Matt Hardy on his shoulders while Mark Briscoe went to the top to hit a Doomsday Device. Jeff Hardy ran over and pushed Mark off the top rope, but Mark landed on the ring apron and with a slight turn by Jay, they hit a springboard Doomsday Device. Unfortunately, Jeff was able to break up the pin. Almost immidiately after, the Hardys hit a Twist of Fate/Swanton Bomb combo. But Mark Briscoe turned Matt over and almost got a three count. The Hardys wind up winning with a backslide into a double leg drop pin combination. Mark Briscoe is really underappreciated in his work.

9) The Young Bucks come out and make their match with the Hardyz at Supercard of Honor a ladder match. Okay then.

10) Back from break and the six-man tag match has already started with everyone punching each other. Early on, the SuperKliq held control, including a triple powerbomb outside onto the ring apron. We also get your typical humor spots and contrived triple team moves. Honestly though, this match never really got going. Castle was taking a nap most of the match and it was only until the end of the match where he started suplexing everyone. That seemed to push everyone into high gear as we started seeing the combination finishing maneuvers sequences so common in these types of matches. Dalton Castle got the win on Adam Cole with Bangarang. Not a bad match by any means, but not what one would hope for out of these six men.

Overall, another fun hour. It tried its damnedest to set up the main events for Supercard of Honor, which is only a week away, so in that regard, I guess it worked. But it could have been much more. I feel like they gave away the Briscoes versus the Hardyz for free, and that match deserved a bigger build, I think. It was nice to hear Kevin Kelly again though. Until next week….

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10 Character Posters For American Gods

Bryan Fuller, showrunner for Starz adaptation of Neil Gaiman’s American Gods, has been posting new American Gods character posters to his Twitter account. We have Ricky Whittle as Shadow Moon, Ian McShane as Mr. Wednesday, Emily Browning as Laura Moon, Yetide Badaki as Bilquis, Crispin Glover as Mr. World, Peter Stormare as Czernobog, Orlando Jones as Mr. Nancy, Pablo Schreiber as Mad Sweeney, Bruce Langley as Technical Boy, and finally Kristin Chenoweth as Easter.

American Gods premieres on April 30th.

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Bourne’s Greengrass to Helm Torso Film Adaptation

Jason Bourne filmmaker Paul Greengrass will direct Ness, an adaptation of the graphic novel Torso by Brian Michael Bendis and Marc Andreyko.

According to The Hollywood Reporter, Greengrass is in negotiations with Paramount about helming Ness. LA Confidential scribe Brian Helgeland wrote the screenplay for the film, which follows Eliot Ness as he hunts for a serial killer in Cleveland.

Director Paul Greengrass with actor Matt Damon (from the Jason Bourne Facebook page) Director Paul Greengrass with actor Matt Damon (from the Jason Bourne Facebook page)

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Best Cosplay Ever (This Week): Gwen Stacy and Spider-Man, Gamora, Green Lantern, Mary Poppins And More

In honor of the caped crusaders of the convention scene, ComicsAlliance has created Best Cosplay Ever (This Week), an ongoing collection of some of the most impeccable, creative, and clever costumes that we’ve discovered and assembled into a super-showcase of pure fan-devoted talent.

This week's selection of the best cosplay ever includes Gwen Stacy and Spider-Man, Gamora, Green Lantern, Mary Poppins, and more!

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Love Is Love Anthology Raises $165,000 For Orlando Pulse Victims

Love Is Love Anthology Raises 5,000 For Orlando Pulse Victims

All proceeds from digital and print sales have been donated to the OneOrlando Fund to aid those affected by the shooting at the gay nightclub last June.

Source: Washington Post

The Love Is Love anthology has raised $165,000benefit victims of Orlando's Pulse nightclub shooting, which occurred last June.The 144-page anthology, a team-up between IDW Publishing and DC Comics,features a who's-who of top comics talent, as well as celebrity contributors as Patton Oswalt and Taran Killam, plus Wonder Woman director Patty Jenkins, who wrote the foreword. Marc Andreyko, the book's curator, was surprised by the reaction stating, "I am overwhelmed by the response to 'Love is Love.'"

The book, which recently received a GLAAD Award nomination for outstanding comic, was editorially guided by IDW's Sarah Gaydos and DC's Jamie Rich and is entering its fifth printing.

"Equality Florida is so grateful for this project that has been such an inspiring and powerful way to respond in the face of tragedy," said Nadine Smith, chief executive of Equality Florida, which is handling the proceeds. All materials for the book were donated."We must uproot the hatred that breeds discrimination and violence," Smith said in a statement, "and having top storytellers and illustrators combine their talents makes 'Love Is Love' a potent and accessible tool."

"We just need to keep fighting the good fight," Andreyko said, "and love will win."

Purchase Love Is Love here.



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At Publishers Weekly, the kids department is rounding up some facts and figures for 2017, including all the best sellers via Bookscan. You can see all the numbers here, but I’ve pulled out the GNs and the mixed use titles (Wimpy Kid and Dork Diaries) and highlighted two titles in red, a MArvel story book […]

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ARROW Season 6 Will See The Return Of Katie Cassidy As Black Siren In A Series Regular Role

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Donny Cates Leverages His Texas Roots

You’ve probably been hearing a lot about Donny Cates recently, and with good reason. The author of Buzzkill and Ghost Fleet is killing it with his new series God Country. With two new ongoing series just around the corner, Redneck (April 19) and Babyteeth (June), Cates is in high demand. We caught up with him and picked his brain about Redneck and life in Texas.

TFAW: Do you remember the first comic book you read? How did you end up with it?

Donny Cates: I do! Kind of…My Dad taught me to read using comics when I was a kid. My brother was a big baseball card kid, so I’d always go with him to the mall. The baseball card shop had a bunch of shelves of comics and I was just OBSESSED with them. So, my dad made a deal with me. If I learned to read them, he would buy them for me. So I did!

I learned how to read using an issue of Green Lantern. And for the life of me I can’t remember which issue it was. I like to think I’d know it if I saw it. But who knows?

TFAW: What series got you hooked on comics?

Cates: That’s a tough question because I was hooked from the jump. I started reading young and I’ve never really taken any time off. I will say that when I discovered the Vertigo stuff as a kid I was just blown away. Books like Preacher and Sandman and [Alan] Moore’s Swamp Thing and Hellblazer just exploded my mind and my sense of what comics could be.

There isn’t just one moment where you are in and someone gives you the decoder ring…

TFAW: What comic writers inspire you?

Cates: Mark Waid is the writer who first jumps to mind. He’s had such an incredible career and he wrote Kingdom Come when he was MY age. Just thinking about gives me hives. And he’s only gotten better. Jason Aaron is another one. I look at the work he’s putting out and I’m just floored with every issue. I truly think we are all lucky to be alive while that man is putting books out.

TFAW: How did you get your big break in comics? At what point did it hit you that you had broken in?

Cates: Well, the truth of the matter is that there isn’t just one moment where you are in and someone gives you the decoder ring and now everything is super easy, you know? You actually break in numerous times. I’ve been doing this, in some capacity or another for ten years or so…and I’m JUST NOW feeling like I’m “in.”

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TFAW: What is Redneck about?

Cates: Redneck follows The Bowmans, a family of vampires living in East Texas just trying to get by and live in peace. They run a cattle farm and live off the blood of the cows they slaughter for the BBQ shop their familiars run in town. It’s a safe life, but it’s just surviving. Not really “living”. They are very much an isolationist family. They don’t bother the townsfolk and the town doesn’t bother them. Until well, something goes terribly wrong. And our peaceful group of vampires suddenly find themselves on the verge of war.

Stephen King has Maine. I have Texas.

TFAW: We’ve all seen creepy vampires, sexy vampires, and high school teen vampires in books and movies. So far, I think this is the only story about hillbilly vampires. What inspired you to take vampire mythos in this new direction?

Cates: Well, it started out with me looking at the word “redneck” and wondering if anyone had ever done a vampire book with that name…because come on, right? It started as simply as that. But when I started digging into the story I wanted to tell, it kind of came alive. I found myself writing about my own family, my own history. And then the history of Texas and the idea of bad blood and the sins of the past kind of a thing.

It’s such great fodder for stories when you have an immortal family of vampires that have hundreds of years of history in place before the story even begins. It’s all my favorite things wrapped up in a neat little package. Westerns, Vampires, Texas, Horror, family drama! I love it.

TFAW: Texas is also the setting of God Country. Is Texas a hotbed of paranormal activity?

Cates: It certainly is in my books! Even if you look back at Buzzkill and Ghost Fleet, both of those books are set in or around Texas to a certain degree. I don’t know what it is about the state that inspires me so much. I mean, obviously I’m from Texas and I still live here, but there’s just something weird and haunted about it that I can’t help feel inspired by. Stephen King has Maine. I have Texas.

I always say that Lisandro draws ugly things really pretty.

TFAW: What can we look forward to in the upcoming Redneck issues?

Cates: Lots and lots of blood. And horses. And fire. And guns. And beer.

TFAW: How did you end up partnering with Lisandro Estherren on Redneck?

Cates: I pitched Redneck to Skybound without an artist attached. So once it was greenlit, Jon Moisan (series editor) and I just poured over portfolios and traded back and forth the people we liked. It was really fun, actually. I think Lisandro jumped out at Jon and I both for his ability to draw raw emotion and really evocative moods and settings. I always say that Lisandro draws ugly things really pretty. And that kind of blend of hideous and beautiful, mean and emotional. It was just perfect for the book.

TFAW: What titles are on your pull list?

Cates: Southern Bastards, Daredevil, Kingpin, Invincible, Horizon, Extremity, Thor, Unworthy Thor, Thanos. I’m pretty down for the Secret Empire stuff. Pretty stoked about that. I’m loving all the BAT books right now. The Young Animal line is dope of course. Super Sons is outstanding. God, what else? I know I’m probably forgetting a thousand books. I read all of them. I read all of the comics.

TFAW: What’s next?

Cates: Babyteeth! My other ongoing this year. That one comes out in June. And I have a few other big announcements later this year that I can’t tell anyone about. But suffice to say you aren’t rid of me just yet.

TFAW: Can I get an elevator pitch for Babyteeth?

Cates: Sure! Sadie Ritter is sixteen and pregnant with the antichrist. Once the baby is born, all hell comes with it. It’s very sweet.

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Rabblecast 486 – Celebrity Hacks: Why Are We Blaming The Victim?

Get ready for a big episode!

We talk about the recent passing of some notable artists. Chuck Berry(aged 90), was an American guitarist, singer and songwriter and one of the pioneers of rock and roll music. Berry was among the first musicians to be inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame on its opening in 1986; he was cited for having “laid the groundwork for not only a rock and roll sound but a rock and roll stance.

Bernie Wrightson(aged 68), was an American artist, known for co-creating the Swamp Thing, his adaptation of the novel Frankenstein illustration work, and for his other horror comics and illustrations, which feature his trademark intricate pen and brush work.

We also delve deep into the recent celebrity hacks, more specifically, the leaked photos/videos of WWE Diva Paige. Should WWE take action against Paige for something that was done a few years ago? If they do, is their action justified considering that it happened outside of the workplace with other consenting adults? And why is there a condemnation of victims in situations like this?

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Two Geeky Loves Coming Together: ‘Rifftrax’ To Riff On ‘Doctor Who’ Classic Episode

Like chocolate and peanut butter coming together to form a tasty treat, we’re going to be getting the geeky equivalent of a Reese’s Peanut Butter Cup this August when Rifftrax will be taking a lick at the old Doctor Who episode “The Five Doctors” for a live broadcast. Rifftrax has been performing live riff shows for a few years now, where the crew will take over a theater somewhere in America and broadcast it live to theater chains across the country. In fact, they’ll have one coming up soon on April 13 and 18 featuring the film Samurai Cop in case you’re wondering what the experience is like.

For Doctor Who fans, this may be particularly enjoyable, as they’ll be riffing one of the best and worst episodes in the entire show’s legacy: “The Five Doctors.” In short, it’s a major crossover episode where old and new versions of The Doctor team up to solve an ancient puzzle of the Time Lords that may have troubling significance. It’s primarily known for not featuring Tom Baker (the fourth Doctor) in a live setting, as he was burned out from playing the role for 12 years, so they used footage of an unaired episode called “Shada” that was never completed due to a strike to add him in. It also features footage of William Hartnell (the first Doctor) as well as Richard Hurndall playing him on camera alongside Peter Davidson (fifth), Patrick Troughton (second) and Jon Pertwee (third). It had all the makings of being a massive success for the show’s 20th anniversary in 1983, but fell short in the eyes of fans.

Now these two geeky forces will collide head on in what will probably be a bittersweet night for fans of both as one completely destroys the other. Here’s hoping we get some guest riffers to pop in and make fun of the episode while it happens. Wouldn’t it be cool to see some Doctor Who folks come by and make fun of it, too? Probably won’t happen, but a geek can dream.

Two Geeky Loves Coming Together: ‘Rifftrax’ To Riff On ‘Doctor Who’ Classic Episode

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The Gods Have Arrived In These 10 Colorful New Character Posters For Starz’s AMERICAN GODS

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KATIE CASSIDY Returning to ARROW As Series Regular… With a Twist

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Katie Cassidy Returns As Arrow Series Regular In Season 6

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Marc Guggenheim said there would be big Arrow news today.

Word is that Katie Cassidy will be returning to Arrow as a series regular in season 6. She will appear in the final two episodes of season five, playing the Earth-2 version of Laurel Lance and then pick up with that in season six. Which gives the team 2 versions of the Black Canary (one being Black Siren). She will also be appearing in the season finale of Legends of Tomorrow.

Executive producer Guggenheim had this to say about Cassidy’s return:

One of the things that most excites us about Arrow is that we go where the story takes us. Last year, the story took us to the tragic death of Laurel Lance. This year, our midseason finale reintroduced us to Laurel’s doppelgänger, Black Siren. We were so taken by Katie’s fearless interpretation of this character that we knew her story was not yet finished. We couldn’t be more thrilled to welcome Katie back to Arrow as Black Siren, though as her appearances on Arrow and DC’s Legends of Tomorrow this season show, she never really left the family.

So, what will the show do with two women in Oliver’s life that have sonic powers. Does this bode ill for Dinah Drake (Juliana Harkavy)?

Katie Cassidy Returns As Arrow Series Regular In Season 6

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Katie Cassidy Returning to Arrow as a Series Regular

Actress Katie Cassidy isn't just coming back for a couple of Arrow episodes this season, she's actually returning as a series regular.

The actress will be an ongoing addition to Arrow with Season 6. Cassidy, who started with the CW series portraying Laurel Lance/Black Canary, is now playing Laurel's Earth-2 doppelgänger, Black Siren.

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"This year, our midseason finale reintroduced us to Laurel’s doppelgänger, Black Siren. We were so taken by Katie’s fearless interpretation of this character that we knew her story was not yet finished," said Arrow executive producer Marc Guggenheim in a statement.

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Report: JASON BOURNE Director to Helm BRIAN BENDIS Adaptation

Brian Bendis's long-in-development TORSO has reportedly signed a new director.

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Here’s What Jessica Chastain Has To Say About Playing Poison Ivy In GOTHAM CITY SIRENS

Would Jessica Chastain be interested in playing Poison Ivy opposite Margot Robbie's Harley Quinn in David Ayer's Suicide Squad spinoff, Sirens? Yes, as long as the role meets these requirements.

‘Spider-Man: Homecoming’: On The Vulture & A New Tease

'Spider-Man: Homecoming': On The Vulture & A New Tease

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Source: 'Spider-Man': Check out the first photos of Michael Keaton as Vulture

We've known for a while that Michael Keaton would be playing the Vulture in this Summer's Spider-Man: Homecoming movie, but now the actor is giving a bit more information on his role. Keaton previously has said the first time you see Vulture would be "terrifying" and like something out of a horror movie, but what about the character himself?

Like in the comics, Vulture is the alter ego of Adrian Toomes. The comics Vulture had a revenge agenda against a business partner, but in the movie he has a different target for his anger, Tony Stark (Robert Downey, Jr). Toomes is a blue-collar worker who runs a salvaging company that cleans up after the messes that superheroes make. However, Stark gets in Toomes' sights when Stark starts a new government organization to do the clean-up jobs.

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Toomes and his partners Shocker (Bokeem Woodbine) and Tinkerer (Michael Chernus), scavenge (like a vulture!) the alien and high technology found left over in these superhero battles and create weapons to sell to other villains. Then, of course, Spidey-Man (Tom Holland) gets involved…

Director Jon Watts sees Toomes as a guy who thinks of himself as a victim. He wants Toomes to feel like a ground-level guy (irony), not just a super-villain all the time.

In other Spidey news, it looks like those Spider-Man: Homecoming posters posted last week were not for nothing. Turns out there will be a new Homecoming trailer tomorrow, and today we get a tease for that. If you thought that it would be a sea adventure for a flying-themed villain, or if the web-wings were the only new gadget in the spider-suit because of the first trailer, think again:

Take flight. A new #SpiderManHomecoming trailer is landing tomorrow. pic.twitter.com/AZQwodJUE6

— Spider-Man (@SpiderManMovie) March 27, 2017

Keep an eye out for the new Homecoming trailer tomorrow. Spider-Man: Homecoming glides into theaters July 7, 2017.



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Two Dynamite Entertainment Previews for March 29

Two Dynamite Entertainment Previews for March 29

(Mature Content) Doc Savage: The Ring Of Fire #1 and Red Team: Double Tap, Center Mass #8.

Source: Previews World


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launches a new Doc Savage mini-series as Doc goes in search of the cause of mysterious events occurring during the late 1930s.
We only have one more issue left in the the currentRed Team series. Events begin to spiral out of control as desperate decisions are being made.



Doc Savage: The Ring Of Fire #1(of 4)

1938: Amelia Earhart is missing, volcanoes are going off under US Navy bases, Silver Death's Heads are trying to kill Doc Savage, and FDR is quite concerned about all of this. Return to the 1930s for a thrilling four-issue miniseries reuniting the Twilight Zone: The Shadow creative team of writer David Avallone and artist Dave Acosta!


Written by: David Avallone
Art by: Dave Acosta
Covers by:Brent Schoonover, David Marques
32 pages
$3.99 (US)

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Red Team: Double Tap, Center Mass #8(of 9)

Trudy and Eddie face an unexpected problem, as the real cost of their dangerous choices start to become clear. But even that's nothing to the explosion of deadly violence that follows, and soon our heroes are up to their necks in trouble of the worst kind. And that's when Trudy has a very risky idea...


Written by: Garth Ennis
Art by: Craig Cermak
Cover by: Dan Panosian
32 pages
$3.99 (US)

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Mark Millar Hopes To Reboot Kick-Ass With New Storyboards

Mark Millar Hopes To Reboot Kick-Ass With New Storyboards

Kick-Ass: The New Girl starts in September.

Source: Millar World

Kick-Asswas a 2010 movie based on the series of storyboards of the same name byMark MillarandJohn Romita Jr., first published in 2010. A movie sequel followed in 2013, after the storyboards were released in 2010. Now, Millar is prepping for a possible third film, with the announcement of a brand new set of Kick-Ass storyboards titled Kick-Ass: The New Girl.

Brand new Kick-Ass series starting in September. Here's a preview of the first page:https://t.co/XaS9eZVeOH pic.twitter.com/gzxFenZooZ

— Mark Millar (@mrmarkmillar) March 27, 2017

On his website, Millar World Dot TV, despite his lack of TV projects, Millar gave a teaser from his script in order to set the mood.

Open wi' an establishin' shot ay sleazy nicht club oan th' ootskirts ay new mexico. it's night-time, but there's still a wee lecht in th' lift an' we can almost feel th' heat ay thes place e'en as th' sin goes. coloor-wise an' atmospherically, thes book shoods be th' complete opposite ay th' first kick-ass series in 'at everythin' in bleached hot in th' new mexico sin an' th' landscape an' buildings ur completely different frae th' stoaner greys ay new york. we can see thee wee figures haur in th' distance at th' back ay th' club, but tay far awa' tae see fa they pure ur. a body ay them is th' new kick-ass an' th' other tois seem tae hae apprehended 'er. we're immediately in an' immediately in trooble.

Millar is the writer behind multiple film projects including the upcomingEmpress,Kingsmen: The Golden Circle, Supercrooks, American Jesus,Huck,Nemesis,Chrononauts,Starlight,andJupiter's Legacy



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New GHOST IN THE SHELL Clip Ramps Up Anime Homage

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Daily Deals: 20% off Kingdom Hearts HD 1.5 + 2.5 ReMIX for PS4 (Out Tomorrow)

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Drunk on Comics Podcast 250: The Boys Are Back In Town

Drunk on Comics Podcast 250: The Boys Are Back In Town Welcome to another self-proclaimed star studded episode of the great podcast known as Drunk on Comics.   We have hit another milestone with episode 250 and over the years, … Continue reading →

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Review | Will Eisner The Centennial Celebration, 1917-2017

Will Eisner’s innovative storytelling, layouts, and art on The Spirit inspired a generation, and his acclaimed run of graphic novels beginning with 1978’s A Contract with God helped pioneer the…

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April 2017 Previews

Diamond has updated Previews World with the April 2017 catalog. Scouring the full list this month shows one new Artist Edition format book and one new printing. And for the first…

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Toronto ComiCon 2017

I’ve got a lot of things I’d like to discuss but I’m gonna have to put that on the back burner because this past weekend was the Toronto ComiCon, 2017!…

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Comic Culture March 22nd 2017

This week Comic Culture hosts Chris Owen and Walter Durajlija talk some comic talk. So just back, relax and enjoy this week’s Comic Culture. Oh, and please, please make sure…

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Comic Culture March 22nd 2017 by Walter Durajlija first appeared on Comic Book Daily - Discussing the minutiae of comic book collecting..

Auction Spotlight #1

Starting something new: a weekly look at one recent auction item, for perusal and discussion. I’ll be posting art auctions and Walt will be posting comic book auctions. Women Of…

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Auction Spotlight #1 by Scott VanderPloeg first appeared on Comic Book Daily - Discussing the minutiae of comic book collecting..

Undervalued Spotlight #335

Strange tales #111, Marvel Comics, August 1963 I was set up at a comic con this past weekend and had the pleasure of kicking back one evening with a few…

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Undervalued Spotlight #335 by Walter Durajlija first appeared on Comic Book Daily - Discussing the minutiae of comic book collecting..

Drunk on Comics Podcast 249: Linz and Her Beasts

Drunk on Comics Podcast 249: Linz and Her Beasts The group had a pretty good episode with all things considered this past weekend while they all enjoyed some fun celebrating St/ Patrick’s Day.  Tony especially had too much, but Linz … Continue reading →

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Review | John Romita’s The Amazing Spider-Man Artist’s Edition

IDW proudly presents JOHN ROMITA’S THE AMAZING SPIDER-MAN: ARTIST’S EDITION, collecting six complete stories by the great John Romita, arguably the definitive Spider-Man artist. Each page is scanned from the…

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Artist’s Edition Out Of Print Sales February 2017

Luckily for most Artist’s Edition readers and collectors almost all of these books are still available for cover price from Diamond through your local comic shop. For the full list…

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First Flight: Max Fleisher Superman Cartoons

I’m not even sure how I came across this, but I sure knew I wanted to share it from the moment I saw it. Superman debuted in 1939 and shortly…

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First Flight: Max Fleisher Superman Cartoons by Dennis De Pues first appeared on Comic Book Daily - Discussing the minutiae of comic book collecting..

Chapterhouse Interview

Chapterhouse is Canada’s newest comic book company (established in 2015) with its mainstay Captain Canuck. The company is still a mystery to many comic readers, so I felt it was…

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Undervalued Spotlight #334

Action Comics #116, DC Comics, January 1948 We haven’t visited the early Golden Age in a while and when I came across this beauty I knew what I had to…

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Undervalued Spotlight #334 by Walter Durajlija first appeared on Comic Book Daily - Discussing the minutiae of comic book collecting..

Drunk on Comics Podcast 248: When the Wheels Fell Off

Drunk on Comics Podcast 248: When the Wheels Fell Off There is not really a whole lot to say about this weeks podcast other than we talked about X-men…a lot. Like, think about all those other times we talked about … Continue reading →

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Review | Dave Stevens’ The Rocketeer Artist’s Edition

IDW Publishing and the estate of Dave Stevens are pleased to announce a very special book honoring the work of this esteemed creator. Dave Stevens’ The Rocketeer: Artist’s Edition will…

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February 2017 Sales Numbers

Diamond released their February 2017 sales numbers over the weekend and ICv2 has extrapolated those and determined actual unit sales: Top 300 Comics Actual and Top 300 Graphic Novels Actual. These numbers are for…

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Drunk on Comics Podcast 247: Logan Review

Drunk on Comics Podcast 247: Logan Review Derek came back on the show to join Tony in this special edition podcast.  Both started out with a few beers before hitting record to share their thoughts of the newest Wolverine movie: Logan. … Continue reading →

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Comic Culture March 8th 2017

This week Comic Culture hosts Chris Owen and Walter Durajlija join forces to talk comic talk. So just back, relax and enjoy this week’s Comic Culture. Oh, and please, please…

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Comic Culture March 8th 2017 by Walter Durajlija first appeared on Comic Book Daily - Discussing the minutiae of comic book collecting..

February ComicLINK Auction WECA Comic Results

By my reckoning (and I hope I haven’t missed any), there were 48 WECA comics on offer in last month’s ComicLINK auction. You can check out results from the October…

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February ComicLINK Auction WECA Comic Results by Ivan Kocmarek first appeared on Comic Book Daily - Discussing the minutiae of comic book collecting..

Undervalued Spotlight #333

Fables #1, DC/Vertigo, July 2002 When I started working at the comic shop full time back in the 2003 I immediately set about trying to read as much new stuff…

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Undervalued Spotlight #333 by Walter Durajlija first appeared on Comic Book Daily - Discussing the minutiae of comic book collecting..

Drunk on Comics Podcast 246: Connor’s Black Bolt Impression

Drunk on Comics Podcast 246: Connor’s Black Bolt Impression Tony, Linz, and Josh were joined by a special guest this week, Linz’s son Connor. Don’t worry, the conversation remained the same even with the presence of a 14 year old, … Continue reading →

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Artist’s Edition Index Podcast Episode 5

Taking the Artist’s Edition Index from print to the spoken word, join me monthly for a look at all things Artist’s Edition. This month we take a long look at IDW’s Artist’s Edition Numbering, shipping changes, March 2017 Previews, January 2017 Sales Numbers, Artist’s Edition Out Of Print Sales January 2017, America’s Best Comics Artist’s Edition, Alex Toth’s Bravo For Adventure Artist’s Edition, and Wally Wood’s EC Stories Artist’s Edition.…

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Auction Highlights #98

Comic Link Winter Featured Auction The comic book portion of the ComicLink Winter Featured Auction ended Thursday March 2nd. This was an impressive auction loaded with books I really wanted!…

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Auction Highlights #98 by Walter Durajlija first appeared on Comic Book Daily - Discussing the minutiae of comic book collecting..

The End Of Marvel’s Social Justice Warriors

About a month ago I wrote a column called You’re Creators…So Create Already. It was quite a passionate column with a lot of comments. Mostly lamenting the direction in which Marvel, in…

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The End Of Marvel’s Social Justice Warriors by Dennis De Pues first appeared on Comic Book Daily - Discussing the minutiae of comic book collecting..

Comic Culture March 1st

This week Comic Culture hosts Chris Owen and Walter Durajlija get together to talk comic talk. So kick back, relax and enjoy this week’s Comic Culture. Oh, and please, please…

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Comic Culture March 1st by Walter Durajlija first appeared on Comic Book Daily - Discussing the minutiae of comic book collecting..

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