First Impressions – THE ROYALS: MASTERS OF WAR #1 (of 6)

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For as long as the powers that be have been, they’ve attempted to justify their rule. The most flagrant and presumptuous of these has been the Divine Right; that Heaven ordains a Noble’s or King’s or Emperor’s rule. That they have been empowered from on high, and so they deserve to rule. But in THE ROYALS: MASTERS OF WAR – a new six issue miniseries from Vertigo – the titular royals do not merely pretend at empowerment. They are empowered. Super-empowered. And when the world is plunged into the Second Great War, Prince Henry of House Windsor decides to use his power in his nation’s greatest time of need.

Now if only he were the only royal so endowed. Continue reading

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The CW Reveals full Flash Costume

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Warner Bros. has released a first look at the full Flash costume for the upcoming CW series which has Grant Gustin playing Barry Allen aka The Flash. What do you think of the design?

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A First Look at Grant Gustin for the CW’s The Flash

Great. Now I might have to start watching television for reals.

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Warner Bros. has revealed this look at Grant Gustin in costume, designed by Colleen Atwood, as Barry Allen from the CW’s The Flash. What does everyone think?

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Sell-Outs and New Printing Roundup

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Both Marvel and Image Comics this past week have announced numerous sell-outs and reprints. Check out below for the round-up of what you can expect.

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Among the sell-outs, BBC chat-show host Jonathan Ross’ and Ian Churchill’s Revenge #1—which follows the vengeful and violent war path of Griffin Franks after enemies surgically remove his face—stirred up fans of grit and gore and was given an Adult rating by Comixology before selling-out instantly on New Comics Day. Its second printing can be pre-ordered with Diamond Code JAN148236 and will be available on 3/26.

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Chip Zdarsky’s and Matt Fraction‘s runaway hit sex comedy, which reached critical acclaim early on and has been selling out repeatedly in the interim, continued its streak with Sex Criminals #1 selling out yet again. The issue is slated for its 6th printing and can be pre-ordered with Diamond Code JAN148237 and…

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DC Comics 3-D Motion Covers return in September

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dc comic logo At ComicsPro in Atlanta, GA today, DC Entertainment revealed that this September 3-D motion covers are returning in an even bigger and better way! Due to the “success” of 2013’s “Villains Month” 3-D motion covers, DC is going to give the technology a second spin.

Spinning out of the events of the new weekly series The New 52: Futures End, comic books will leap 5 years into the future! This fall expect the books to have even more depth and motion than before.

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First Impressions – NEW WARRIORS #1

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Another new series for 2014 coming from Marvel, and it’s another revival of an old book with (some) new characters. NEW WARRIORS #1 introduces a new generation to an ensemble cast of young superheroes (and Kaine). Can these heroes, old and new, restore their group’s name to honor? Can they survive the machinations of the High Evolutionary? Continue reading

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Meet the Guardians of the Galaxy: Groot

I am disappointed the trailer didn’t have any “I AM GROOT”. Then again, we don’t want to use it up before the movie even comes out, do we?

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Get to know maybe the strangest member of the Guardians of the Galaxy, Groot, in the latest character video featuring Vin Diesel! Don’t miss Marvel‘s Guardians of the Galaxy in theaters August 1!

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The New Fantastic Four Revealed

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After months of speculation, it looks the cast of the rebooted Fantastic Four movie from Fox has been decided…. and it’s interesting. Numerous reputable sites are reporting that Miles Teller, Kate Mara, Michael B. Jordan andJamie Bell will star in the project that reboots the Marvel superheroes with Josh Trank directing. The movie will hit theaters on June 19, 2015.

Michael B. Jordan is the longest rumored cast member and has been a star on the rise since his breakthrough performance in Fruitville Station, for which he received numerous award consideration. Other notable roles include The Wire, All My Children, Friday Night Lights, Parenthood, and Chronicle. He also voiced Cyborg/Victor Stone for DC’s Justice League: The Flashpoint Paradox. He’s currently in theaters for That Awkward Moment. He’ll be flaming on as Johnny Storm/The Human Torch. Chronicle was directed by Josh Trank, who is also…

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First Impressions – THE PUNISHER (2014) #1

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Another new year, and another round of new series. Marvel is having its Marvel NOW initiative, and among the characters getting new or renumbered series is everyone’s favorite deliverer of lethal justice. Frank Castle is back to his old tricks, killing underworld goons and torturing scum for information, after which he kills them. It’s THE PUNISHER #1 (2014 Edition). Is it as good as the last one? How high will Frank’s body count climb this time? Who are the Howling Commandos? And what do they want with Frank? Continue reading

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First Impressions – MS. MARVEL #1

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Once upon a time, Air Force officer Carol Danvers gained superpowers. She donned a costume and became the distaff counterpart to Captain Marvel. Years later, Carol would become so respected (both in universe and in real life), that she took her rightful place as Captain Marvel proper. But that left a void, one that had to be filled. There’s a new MS. MARVEL in town, and she’s young, newly empowered, and ready to prove herself in the world.

And yes, she is Muslim. It’s a pretty big deal. Continue reading

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