The Planning For The Arrowverse Crossover Has Begun


The Planning For The Arrowverse Crossover Has Begun

The Arrowverse has grown very quickly. Stephen Amell donned the green hood as Oliver Queen in October of 2012, and in the eighth episode of season two we were introduced to Grant Gustin as Barry Allen. He stuck around for two episodes before returning to Central City and being struck by lightning during the particle accelerator explosion.

As season three of Arrow began, so did the first season of The Flash. The two series began introducing other heroes. Huntress, Black Canary, Arsenal, Spartan, Vibe, Firestorm, the Atom, Wildcat — and with the introduction of Hawkman, Hawkgirl, and Rip Hunter, the Legends of Tomorrow began the next season. In the second season of Legends and Supergirl, the third season of Flash and the Fifth season of Arrow, we got the biggest crossover event that comic fans could imagine… Invasion.

Arrowverse Crossover

Now, from a photo taken by Marc Guggenheim, we see that Jessica Queller, Andrew Kreisberg, Phil Klemmer, Robert Rovner, Wendy Mericle, and Todd Helbing are getting together to work on the next crossover, which they promise to be bigger — yet more personal. They will correct something that bugged fans last year: The crossover started in the last five minutes of Supergirl, when Barry Allen and Cisco appeared to get Kara’s help. Otherwise, it had nothing to do with the episode. This year, the full episode will be part of the crossover. It will then go to Arrow, which will be moving to Mondays at 9 p.m. ET, creating a two hour block of time. The crossover will then continue and conclude with another two-hour block starting with the Flash and ending with DC’s Legends of Tomorrow.

Little else is known about the crossover, but it will be based on a comic storyline and again, it’s supposed to be more personal. Oh, to be a writer in that room.

The Planning For The Arrowverse Crossover Has Begun

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CM Punk Writes Marvel Legacy ‘Master Of Kung Fu’ One-Shot With Dalibor Talajic


CM Punk Writes Marvel Legacy ‘Master Of Kung Fu’ One-Shot With Dalibor Talajic

Marvel revealed the creative team for another of its Legacy one-shots, reviving classic titles for one more issue with their Legacy numbering.

Former pro wrestler CM Punk will write the one-shot, with Dalibor Talajic on art. Mike Mayhew drew the cover pictured above. Though the story will only run for one issue, it will still last longer than Punk did in his UFC debut.

In an EXCLUSIVE interview with Syfy, Talajic revealed why his Kung Fu will be so authentic, saying, “Well … I myself was a kung fu practitioner. So if there are going to be fight scenes, you can expect them to be quite grounded in something that’s persuasive, not just random kicks. If you browse through the books I did so far, I always try to make my action scenes fluid and forceful. Over the top sometimes, yes, but fluid. And since it’s Shang Chi we’re talking about … He IS the greatest fighter there is — so yes, you can expect some seriously spectacular stuff.”

Master of Kung Fu #126 hits stores in November. The solicitation, and some relatively simple Legacy math, below:

MASTER OF KUNG FU #126
CM Punk (W) • Dalibor  Talajic (A)
Cover by MIKE MAYHEW
Shang-Chi’s Day Off Part 1 (OF 1)
The Marvel Universe is full of fighters: brawlers, scrappers, weapons experts, mystical kung fu virtuosi. But there’s only one martial artist skilled enough to be called the greatest. SHANG-CHI has been a pinch hitter for a long time, stepping in for Avengers missions when no one else would do, but when no one can match your speed or skill, sometimes it’s best to work alone. To see what you’ve been missing if you don’t know Shang-Chi, don’t miss MASTER OF KUNG FU!

CM Punk Writes Marvel Legacy ‘Master Of Kung Fu’ One-Shot With Dalibor Talajic

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Etrigan Returns In November For ‘The Demon: Hell Is Earth’ From Constant, Walker, And Hennessy


Etrigan Returns In November For ‘The Demon: Hell Is Earth’ From Constant, Walker, And Hennessy

DC Comics has an announcement they’d like to make, and they’d prefer to make it in the form of a poem:

Look here, fans, and take a break.
A new comic announcement we’re ready to make.
About a war on Earth to destroy all man
And a rhyming demon named Etrigan.

Andrew Constant writes this new tale of fright,
Bringing startling new layers of the Demon to light.
He’s assisted by artists of the highest skill:
Messrs. Walker and Hennessy their duties fulfill.

Fans can expect both action and chills
In a tale that addresses our modern-day ills.
In this month where we celebrate Jack Kirby’s birth
We’re pleased to announce THE DEMON: HELL IS EARTH!

The new series will be written by Andrew Constant with art by Brad Walker and Andrew Hennessy, and here’s what DC says you can expect in a press release:

The Demon: Hell is Earth is a large-scale, thrilling mix of action and terror featuring tense, conflicted relationships and brutal, kinetic combat, with no less than the fate of the world at stake. Because in the world of Etrigan, the Demon, war is literally hell.

“I was excited to work on a great, slightly lesser exposed Kirby character,” said Brad Walker, moving the needle by being the only creator with a quote in the PR. “As I’ve gotten into Andrew’s scripts, I’ve been having fun doing something tonally different than books I’ve worked on in the past. It’s fun tapping into moody, darker aspects of my art. It has a bit of a Vertigo vibe. It’s maybe not a side of me people know, but it’s stuff I am a fan of, just as much as the big, bombastic, superhero stuff.”

The book is in stores on November 15th. Here’s the solicitation and some preview art:

THE DEMON: HELL IS EARTH #1

Written by ANDREW CONSTANT
Art and cover by BRAD WALKER and ANDREW HENNESSY

Jason Blood and Etrigan: the best of enemies, destined to spend eternity bound together. When a haunting vision leads Jason to Death Valley, a supernatural weapon is unleashed, radically transforming not only the land, but also Blood…and the Demon. The worst, though, is yet to come, as hell begins to make its way into our world.

Don’t miss the start of this horrifying miniseries, where Etrigan and Blood’s relationship will be changed forever!

On sale NOVEMBER 15 • 32 pg, FC, 1 of 6, $2.99 US • RATED T

Etrigan Returns In November For ‘The Demon: Hell Is Earth’ From Constant, Walker, And Hennessy

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Archie Comics Double Digest #281 Review: Meet Uncle Roy


Archie Comics Double Digest #281 Review: Meet Uncle Roy

Another day, another Archie Digest. This time we’re taking a look at Archie Comics Double Digest #281.

The first thing to note about this particular digest is that it includes the new story, “It’s All Relative” focusing on Archie’s uncle Roy. It’s a fun, short little romp with Archie’s extended family though the plot is nothing special. That being said it’s worth a chuckle and does nicely of giving us a way of fleshing out the Andrews family.

After that we’re treated to a great number of fantastic little comics, mostly centered around school and Archie’s dates. There’s a fun little comic towards the end that gives Valerie – from Josie and the Pussycats – time to shine by allowing her to look into the future. She sees the ups and downs in her potential marriage to Archie along with what would happen if he was with a variety of other girls. With little cameos by characters like Sabrina and Josie and a variety of quirky scenarios it’s an enjoyable read.

There is also the inclusion of some “Little Archie” comics which are always cute to read. They lack in the way of any real interesting plotline, but what they do they do well. It’s a nice break from the usual wacky Reggie shenanigans or infamous Betty/Archie/Veronica love triangle.

Unfortunately this digest, like many before and many to come, falls prey to disorganization and lack of a central theme. It’s not a bad collection by any means. Digests are supposed to collect some of the best issues and put them all in one spot for the enjoyment of readers. And I did enjoy reading these comics, but the way they jump about without any rhyme or reason can be frustrating. If you prefer an organized setting digests are always going to be hit or miss. And this one, for me, was a miss.

Archie Comics Double Digest #281 is available now for $3.99.

 

Archie Comics Double Digest #281 Review: Meet Uncle Roy

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The Defenders Sets Up Phase 2 Of The Marvel/Netflix Universe


The Defenders Sets Up Phase 2 Of The Marvel/Netflix Universe

The Marvel/Netflix television shows opened a new door for Marvel superheroes and the first chapter of that new world is coming to a close this week. In an interview with Digital Spy Finn Jones (Iron Fist) and Charlie Cox (Daredevil) spoke about how this is the end of phase one and they are moving into phase two of the Marvel/Netflix universe.

“Let’s just say there are certain events that happen at the end of The Defenders which are going to rock everyone’s world,” Jones hinted. “So people aren’t going to be the same after the end of The Defenders.”

When it comes to the Defenders one of the relationships people are looking forward to seeing develop is Danny Rand and Luke Cage (Mike Colter). We’ve seen the way they play off of each other in real life so fans are hoping that will translate on screen.

“Me and Mike get on really well, we have a natural good chemistry,” said Jones. “The way that Marco’s written Danny and Luke is really clever – it’s not on the nose, and it feels relevant. The pairing feels relevant, which I think is the most important thing.”

Charlie Cox agrees that the chemistry for the Heroes for Hire is there.

“They’re some of my favourite scenes, actually. And it definitely feels like the start of something big.”

The grand scale of the Defenders was a little hard for some of the actors to take in even as they were signing their contracts.

“Yeah… that’s just a lot to compute,” agreed Cox. “That’s Phase One? How many f**king Phases are there?! I go into so many meetings, where they’re like, ‘We’re making this show, but the end goal is that we’re gonna rule the world’ – and then you do a pilot and it doesn’t get picked up to series. So I remember signing this contract and just thinking, ‘Yeah, let’s just deal with Daredevil, shall we? And see how it goes’.”

Considering how well received all of the Marvel/Netflix series have been it’s safe to say that it’s going well.

Summary: Daredevil, Jessica Jones, Luke Cage, and Iron Fist team up to fight crime in New York City.

Marvel’s The Defenders, created by Douglas Petrie and Marco Ramirez, stars Charlie Cox, Krysten Ritter, Mike Colter, Finn Jones, and Sigourney Weaver. It will stream to Netflix on August 18th.

The Defenders Sets Up Phase 2 Of The Marvel/Netflix Universe

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Second Prints For Metal #1, Mister Miracle #1, Totally Awesome Hulk #22, Captain America #25 And Generations: Thors


Second Prints For Metal #1, Mister Miracle #1, Totally Awesome Hulk #22, Captain America #25 And Generations: Thors

DC Comics and Marvel have both decided to go back to print on some of their best-sellers which have burned through their backstock. Two of them are from comic books out today, two from last week and one… from next week.

First up, Dark Nights: Metal #1 by Scott Snyder and Greg Capullo is going back to a second printing so quickly one could have sworn that maybe they’ve already printed the guts of it with the first print and now just have to put on new unembossed non-silver covers. Look for it on the 9th September, only three weeks away.

DARK NIGHTS METAL #1
(W) Scott Snyder (A) Jonathan Glapion (A/CA) Greg Capullo
The superstar BATMAN team of writer Scott Snyder and artist Greg Capullo reunite for a massive, universe-spanning event!
DARK DAYS: THE FORGE and THE CASTING hinted at dark corners of reality that have never been seen till now! Now, as DARK NIGHTS: METAL begins, the Dark Multiverse is revealed in all its devastating danger-and the threats it contains are coming for the DC Universe!
DARK NIGHTS: METAL is a DC event unlike any other-one that will push Batman, Superman and heroes of the Justice League beyond their limits to take on threats unlike any our world has ever seen! It will take the combined might of the World’s Greatest Heroes as you’ve never seen them before to face what’s coming their way!In Shops: Aug 16, 2017
SRP: $4.99

While you’ll have to wait until the 13th September to get Mister Miracle #1 by Tom King and Mitch Gerads in its second printing, when its first printing came out last week.

MISTER MIRACLE #1
(W) Tom King (A) Mitch Gerads (CA) Nick Derington
From the team behind THE SHERIFF OF BABYLON and the Hugo Award-nominated writer of Vision comes a unique new take on one of Jack Kirby’s most beloved New Gods.
Scott Free is the greatest escape artist that ever lived. So great that he escaped Granny Goodness’ gruesome orphanage and the dangers of Apokolips to travel across galaxies and set up a new life on Earth with his wife, the former female fury known as Big Barda. Using the stage alter ego of Mister Miracle, he has made a career for himself showing off his acrobatic escape techniques. He even caught the attention of the Justice League, which counted him among its ranks.
You might say Scott Free has everything…so why isn’t it enough? Mister Miracle has mastered every illusion, achieved every stunt, pulled off every trick – except one. He has never escaped death. Is it even possible? Our hero is going to have to kill himself if he wants to find out.
Written by Tom King (BATMAN) and illustrated by Mitch Gerads (The Punisher), this is a MISTER MIRACLE unlike any you’ve read before.In Shops: Aug 09, 2017
SRP: $3.99

 

While for Marvel Comics, second printings of Totally Awesome Hulk #22 by Greg Pak and Robert Gill

TOTALLY AWESOME HULK #22 WMD
(W) Greg Pak (A) Robert Gill (CA) Stonehouse
“WEAPONS OF MUTANT DESTRUCTION” PART SIX!
•  The Weapon X program’s twisted head scientists have finally completed their magnum opus!
•  Now BATCH H is awake, and it’s MAD AS HELL.
Rated T In Shops: Aug 16, 2017
SRP: $3.99

Captain America #25 by Nick Spencer,  Joe Bennett and Joe Pimentel

CAPTAIN AMERICA #25 SE
(W) Nick Spencer (A) Joe Bennett, Joe Pimentel (A/CA) Jesus Saiz
SECRET EMPIRE TIE-IN!
•  TWO HEROES, ONE MANTLE, ZERO QUARTER!
Rated T+In Shops: Aug 09, 2017
SRP: $4.99

…and Generations: Unworthy Thor & Mighty Thor #1 by Jason Aaron and Mahmud A. Asrar.

GENERATIONS UNWORTHY THOR & MIGHTY THOR #1
(W) Jason Aaron (A/CA) Mahmud A. Asrar
HER HAMMER, HIS AX: A WORTHY APOCALYPSE.
•  When a battle goes south, Thor finds herself in ancient Egypt – facing a young Odinson!
•  A misguided party of Vikings has bitten off way more than they can spear. But when the prince of Asgard answers their cries for help, he ends up in a fight no axe alone can win! And Apocalypse is not one for mercy.
•  Can a not-yet-worthy god and a time-lost hero take on one of the world’s most powerful mutants at the height of his empire? And what does their encounter mean for the future of two Thors?
Rated T+In Shops: Aug 23, 2017
SRP: $4.99

And those three are all going to second print for the 20th September.

dark nights

 

Second Prints For Metal #1, Mister Miracle #1, Totally Awesome Hulk #22, Captain America #25 And Generations: Thors

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Rob Liefeld To America: “Don’t Be A Freaking Nazi”


Rob Liefeld To America: “Don’t Be A Freaking Nazi”

Superstar artist, Deadpool creator, Wizard World Hall of Legends inaugural inductee, and comics luminary Sir Robert Liefeld has taken to Instagram to share two simple, irrefutable facts with his fans.

First, his work on Captain America was a resounding success.

And second, Nazis are bad. Sure, it seems like this one shouldn’t really need to be said, but based on recent events, it’s certainly worth being crystal clear about it.

Instagram post Liefeld said:

“Let me tell you, I am as proud of my work on Captain America as anything I have ever done in my career. Marvel desired to restore some luster to their original core books and made a controversial business deal with myself and Jim Lee in order to draw new attention to these books. The controversy stemmed from the fact that the books were outsourced to a pair of competitors, this divided Marvel deeply, but it resulted in tremendous success and in the case of Captain America, brought an additional 350,000 new eyeballs to the icon.”

If Donald Trump finds it impossible to walk the line between talking about his own success and having the moral courage to speak out against evil, Liefeld makes it look easy, seamlessly transitioning into a condemnation of Nazis, white supremacists, and bigots. Liefeld continued,

“I sign these books as often as any of my other works and the audience that embraced these remembers that youthful excitement they had discovering the older icons brought to a new spotlight. I was so pumped to pour myself into one of my favorite American icons. And we opened with Cap and the armed forces of the United States of America kicking some nazi ass. Because Nazi’s are BAD GUYS and they always will be.”

Someone had to say it, if the President of the United States won’t.

He concluded in the post with this (unfortunately necessary) reminder:

“Don’t be a freaking nazi, white supremacist or bigot of any sort! It’s un-American and in fact it’s inhumane! Be good to each other and LOVE more! Embrace it as its far easier to love than hate. My wife’s grandma always said that ‘hate consumes and contaminates the vessel in which it is stored.’ I believe this to be true above all else.”

Folks, that’s how you do it.

Enjoy some Nazi-killing Liefeld art below:

I am as proud of my work on Captain America as anything I have ever done in my career. Marvel desired to restore some luster to their original core books and made a controversial business deal with myself and Jim Lee in order to draw new attention to these books. The controversy stemmed from the fact that the books were outsourced to a pair of competitors, this divided Marvel deeply, but it resulted in tremendous success and in the case of Captain America, brought an additional 350,000 new eyeballs to the icon. I sign these books as often as any of my other works and the audience that embraced these remembers that youthful excitement they had discovering the older icons brought to a new spotlight. I was so pumped to pour myself into one of my favorite American icons. And we opened with Cap and the armed forces of the United States of America kicking some nazi ass. Because Nazi's are BAD GUYS and they always will be. Don't be a freaking nazi, white supremacist or bigot of any sort! It's un-American and in fact it's inhumane! Be good to each other and LOVE more! Embrace it as its far easier to love than hate. My wife's grandma always said that "hate consumes and contaminates the vessel in which it is stored". I believe this to be true above all else. #robliefeld #captainamerica #marvel

A post shared by RobertLiefeld (@robliefeld) on Aug 16, 2017 at 9:08am PDT

 

 

Rob Liefeld To America: “Don’t Be A Freaking Nazi”

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DC Previews ‘Jetsons’ Reboot From Palmiotti, Brito, And Conner, In Stores November 1


DC Previews ‘Jetsons’ Reboot From Palmiotti, Brito, And Conner, In Stores November 1

In the latest episode of DC’s web show, DC All Access, the publisher previewed some concept arts and covers for the upcoming Jetsons reboot by Jimmy Palmiotti, Pier Brito, and Amanda Conner. The show brands it as an “exclusive first look,” but we’re not sure how that reconciles with the preview that was widely circulated back in March.

It is new art though, so check it out:

The Jetsons reboot features the classic family members, except this time, Rosie the robot is imbued with the consciousness of George Jetson’s mom. The plot is described as “the Jetsons grapple with an incoming threat from the darkest corners of the galaxy.” The comic will hit stores on November 1st.

If you want to see that same art, but slightly animated, you should watch the DC All Access video below.

Meet George Jetson in today’s DC All Access news roundup, as we give you an exclusive first look at our brand new Jetsons comic book by Jimmy Palmiotti and Pier Brito, and featuring a cover by Amanda Conner. It’s the newest book in our acclaimed Hanna-Barbera comic line, and it’s only the start of what you’ll find in this clip! We also look at Dark Nights: Metal and the second issue of John Ridley’s The American Way: Those Above and Those Below from Vertigo, unpack the 30-film DC Universe 10th Anniversary Collection, relive the second season of DC’s Legends of Tomorrow, ponder the world’s most unlikely team-up in Batman and Harley Quinn (now available on Digital HD) and look at the latest Jack Kirby tribute comic, The Sandman Oversize Special!

 

DC Previews ‘Jetsons’ Reboot From Palmiotti, Brito, And Conner, In Stores November 1

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Mads Mikkelsen Reportedly Still Shooting Scenes For ‘Death Stranding’


Mads Mikkelsen Reportedly Still Shooting Scenes For ‘Death Stranding’

Not a lot of info has been coming out about Death Stranding just yet. Oh, sure, we get updates about non-essential things and constantly being told they’re still doing “testing” on something. But truth be told, a lot of games at the same state as Death Stranding would have had some kind of storyline info leaked by now. So when we do get tidbits of real news, we tend to look at it more as a miracle.

Over a week ago, YongYea reported that Mads Mikkelsen was still doing motion capturing for scenes in the game, which the actor himself freely admitted during a South Korean conference. It’s being reported on Reddit and a few smaller websites that filming is still currently happening this week, but of course, no info on what kind of scenes are being filmed has been released.

Whatever is being captured, you can bet Hideo Kojima is taking greater care with this project since it’s under his terms and now working toward the goals of a bigger corporation like he was with Konami. So much like any Hollywood director with control over their own films, if he’s not feeling it, they’re going to shoot it again. Fingers crossed we may actually see something substantial by year’s end.

Mads Mikkelsen Reportedly Still Shooting Scenes For ‘Death Stranding’

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Nick Spencer: People Have Chosen Equivalence As A Way Out Of Moral Conduct


Nick Spencer: People Have Chosen Equivalence As A Way Out Of Moral Conduct

On Sunday, Secret Empire writer Nick Spencer was stuck at the airport, waiting on a flight.

What better way to pass the time than with some political tweeting?

But Twitter, a temperamental beast, decided to respond by bringing up some inconvenient comparisons:

And:

The reference is to Nick Spencer’s thoughts on Nazi-punching, particularly the punching of Richard Spencer (no relation), detailed here in a previous article.

And it wouldn’t be long before Spencer’s original tweet proved to have more versatility than originally intended:

But that wasn’t a battle for today. Spencer had other things he wanted to get off his chest:

It was then he tweeted this:

And we know how that ended. With another article on Bleeding Cool.

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Nick Spencer: People Have Chosen Equivalence As A Way Out Of Moral Conduct

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