Saturday, September 29, 2012

Tuesday, September 25, 2012

Preview: Aquaman #0 From DC

Poor Aquaman's had to take a lot of shit over the years - even when creators like Geoff Johns drop by the office just to remind us how great a character he can be - but we're big fans of the fishy superhero over here. That's why we're giving you guys an sneak peek at Aquaman #0 (part of a run of DC origin comics out this month) in which Atlantis makes its first appearance in the current continuity. Enjoy!
Aquaman #0 is out September 26, in both print and digital.







Sunday, September 23, 2012

KISS 'Do You Love Me' (Billy May vocals)


This is a video of KISSNATION's Billy May (KISS tribute band) singing Do You Love Me with KISS. If you look closely you can see him in the crowd singing on Gene's mic. Very cool.

Friday, September 21, 2012

Tyler Mane and Renae Geerlings Talk "Compound Fracture", Music, and More


From ARTISTdirect.com

"We just watched Compound Fracture on the big screen in the screening room," smiles Tyler Mane. "When it ended, I got chills. It was so amazing and surreal to see a picture I put together on the big screen like that."

Mane deserves those good "chills". The star of Rob Zombie's Halloween and Halloween II, X-Men, and Troy has definitely put in all the requisite blood, sweat, and tears to get to this point. He reinvented "Michael Myers" to much fan and critical acclaim, and his towering frame and presence have evoked fear artfully in a slew of films. Now, he's launching his production company, Mane Entertainment, with its first project. The supernatural thriller, Compound Fracture, penned by his wife Renae Geerlings [who also stars in the flick] and himself.

The story follows Michael [Mane] as he returns to the home of his father [Muse Watson I Know What You Did Last Summer] in order to make a startling discovery and end up in a dark battle of wills. Elsewhere, another famous killer makes an appearance, the one and only Derek Mears of Friday the 13th-fame. Not only does Compound Fracture have an unforgettable story it's got three iconic serial killers in one dark ride—Mane, Mears, and Watson.

You can't miss it! There's a special screening for distributors in Los Angeles on September 25, and we'll have more info on that soon. For now, check out our exclusive interview with Tyler Mane and Renae Geerlings about Compound Fracture below.

Was it important for you to balance the dark elements of the film with an emotional family story?

Tyler Mane: Yeah, it's very story-driven. Renae comes from a theater background, and she's really into story. That gives another element to Compound Fracture that a lot of pictures miss out on. It's the story of a family pulled apart that needs to reunite to overcome.

Renae Geerlings: One of the things that really attracted me to the concept was the idea of all these broken characters. My history is really in theater as Tyler said. I spent a lot of years working around comic books. What moves me is based around characters. I said, "If I was going to do something with horror, it's got to be based on characters for me to really be excited about it". That was what I was able to bring to the table as far as that broken psyche goes and how to fix it.

Setting up the story with broken fragments draws the viewer in to want to watch how they'll come together.

Renae Geerlings: Exactly! One of my favorite scenes involves the sins of the father being revisited on the son. Every generation tries to do the best they can to give to the next. Sometimes, in doing our best, we mess the next generation up. Having Muse Watson as the patriarch of the family and having the brother-in-law played by Derek Mears, they both had their own ways of parenting and dealing with their insecurities trying to keep their family together. It gets dumped on Michael who's stuck in the middle.

The supernatural elements heighten the tension.

Renae Geerlings: They do! We're taught family is most important in this life. If you add the other element that it continues in the next life, you've got them all together in this storm, so to speak.

What resonated with you about Michael, Tyler? Was it easy to slip into his shoes?

Tyler Mane: It was. Renae said she wrote it with me in mind. He's a character who pulls away from his family at such a young age and has to reunite later on in life. He sees how things have changed from when he grew up and what his father has turned into. It's surreal.

How crucial was emoting through body language and saying something without uttering a word?

Tyler Mane: From a look you can convey how you feel about a situation. That also comes across a lot in Compound Fracture. We had Muse, the killer from I Know What You Did Last Summer, Derek, Jason from Friday the 13th, and myself. There are three serial killers right there. Add Leslie Easterbrook, Todd Farmer, Daniel Roebuck, and Renae. It's amazing.

Renae Geerlings: I tried to imbue a lot of Tyler in the character. Having such an infinite knowledge of Tyler, it was fun to write a character for him, knowing his verbal mannerisms and speech patterns. His dialogue came really easy for me. The dialogue for my character was probably the hardest [Laughs].

Were you listening to anything while making the movie?

Tyler Mane: I'm all '70s rock, my man! I'll listen to anything and everything '70s rock. We've got some great songs in it that take you back to that era. I'm so happy with that feel of it. Joel Richard did the score with Tyler Bates, and it’s unbelievable. After I listened to it, I called Joel and I said, "I just want to thank you for doing a hell of a job on this score". He said, "Well, my goal is to make it a cinematic experience". It was cool to hear that.

Renae Geerlings: I'd feel good about a scene. Then, I'd see it with the music over it, and it was incredible. There are whispers that happen within the score itself. They nailed it. During the process, Joel lost his father. I was talking to him, and he said this was an interesting project for him to work on at this particular moment dealing with the loss of parents and what that means. He poured that into this movie. It's just visceral.

What can you reveal about Penance Lane?

Tyler Mane: Penance Lane goes a little grittier. Compound Fracture is a supernatural thriller. Penance Lane is more of a horror thriller. My character gets released from prison and goes to a certain house to find something left behind. He encounters all kinds of craziness in the house. Throughout the story, it's revealed why and what he is looking for. Compound Fracture is more supernatural. Penance Lane is going to really freak some people out [Laughs].

Renae Geerlings: That one is such a different animal. It's straight horror. There's a creepy feel to parts of it. You don't really know what's going on. There are a lot of reveals. There's so much more action from the get-go. I'm excited to get into it.

Did you get to beat up Derek Mears?

Tyler Mane: Derek Mears is amazing to work with. We've known each other for years. I asked him to come on and try to beat my ass. He was all for it. When you work with a talented person like that and you have the ability to do fight scenes you enjoy doing where nobody gets hurt, it's such a pleasure to do this and create a vicious and violent thing. You walk away and go, "That was a lot of fun". He tries to kick my ass [Laughs].

What pumps you up for a fight?

Tyler Mane: I listen to Rush and Led Zeppelin—like "Immigrant Song". I'm a Pandora guy. I put on classic or old school rock and I flip through until I find something with a good, driving beat and I'm ready to go. I listen to Metallica when I'm ready to do fight scenes. It psyches me up.

What do you want people to walk away from this feeling or thinking?

Tyler Mane: Family's important, and you have to unite to overcome your obstacles. You have to set your differences aside with family because you are blood. Blood is thicker than water. You get the feeling family should come first at the end of the film.

Wednesday, September 19, 2012

KISS TO HEADLINE MASSIVE CHILEAN FESTIVAL



KISS returns to Chile!

KISS will headline the Maquinaria Fest in Santiago, Chile on November 10th! Below is translated text from the event website www.maquinariafestival.cl

KISS, SLAYER, THE PRODIGY AND CALLE 13
WILL MEET IN MACHINERY FEST 2012
The event, held for the third time in Chile, sum versions in Argentina and Paraguay, confirming the growth and expansion of the brand regionally.
Now available individual tickets and detail of the artists performing at each day, which also can camp.
The long awaited day arrived. In its third announcement, Machinery Fest confirms the presence of the four headliners for the 2012, in what will undoubtedly be historic concerts. KISS, SLAYER, THE PRODIGY and Calle 13 are the four groups who will lead the massive musical gathering for the first time, will be held at the Club de Campo Las Vizcachas. The first two will be presented on Saturday, November 10, in a day where predominate the rock and harder sounds. The latter, meanwhile, will do on Sunday 11, closing with a strong third party version of the event.
Than expected "headlining" this year, also joined fans and artists of wide recognition both in Chile and in the rest of the world: Mastodon, Cavalera Conspiracy, Marky Ramone and the surprising Dj Set format Deftones singer, CHINO MORENO.
With this, the return of KISS to Chile is transformed into one of the most anticipated moments of safety pins and festival. Gene Simmons, Paul Stanley, Eric Singer and Tommy Thayer national lands will come to their new plate featuring "Monster" (2012), which confirms its effectiveness after 40-year career and worldwide hits as "Rock and Roll All Nite" and " Lick it up ".
85 million copies sold and over 20 gold records are only part of the biographical background to confirm the condition of historic show for the quartet faces painted. A presentation full of special effects and pyrotechnics, which surely will go to members of the "Kiss Army" spread throughout the continent to Santiago. Similarly, the effusive attract Chilean fans spent months asking for a show rated one of the most striking on a planetary level.
Led by Chilean Tom Araya, thrash metal quartet SLAYER back to our country after appearing in Santiago and Valparaiso last time in 2011. Then, over 20,000 fans of hard rock and aggressive distortions witnessed an explosive and unforgettable show, governed by those who are the authors of one of the heaviest albums in history: "Reign in Blood".
Who will stand as one of the four most famous exponents of the metal globally, ensuring a show where the mosh pit to songs like "Angel of Death" and "Hell Awaits" set the tone. Led also by the equally virtuoso Dave Lombardo, the four musicians come to Santiago to pay off a massive debt scenarios and outdoors. Also, with the loyal fans thrash , ensuring a full house for the night of Saturday 10 November.
THE PRODIGY stands as a true institution of electronic music and fusion beats with punk and drum & bass. Rave pioneers and native of Essex, England, the authors of the hit album "Fat of the Land", considered one of the best in the genre, join Machinery Fest with a show that is stirring vast experience festivals worldwide . Singles like "Breathe" and "Smack My Bitch Up" are secure for the dance card and lawlessness in the grounds of Puente Alto. Toward the end of Sunday, insurance presentation will mark a precedent for future versions of Machinery.
One of the most powerful rock reliefs and mixed melting in Latin America, will also be part of the third local edition of Machinery Fest. CALLE 13 is added to the official lineup after recognition massive world tours and singles that have crossed the borders Rican , as "La Bala", "America" ​​and "Vamo 'to behave badly." The "Fiesta de locos" who lead the band Resident and Guest, is also prepared to crown the second day of the event that he expects more than 60 thousand people and arrives at the collective as prominent.
Machinery Fest will be the first show of Mastodon in Chile. Presenting his plate praised "The Hunter", one of the best shows of the new wave of American heavy metal, according to All Music Guide, remecerá the scene of the encounter, with influences from stoner rock and progressive variations. The versatility of the band originally from Atlanta, has surprised critics to take their music to unexpected ends.
Marky Ramone , meanwhile, returns to Spain with his project "Blitzkrieg". The legendary drummer of the authors of "I Wanna Be Sedated", will tour the biggest hits of The Ramones, plus some new songs that nourish your history hits. As a novelty, the punk combo will be led by Michale Graves, who was, for two periods, the legendary lead singer of The Misfits.
Meanwhile, Cavalera Conspiracy Machinery Fest again after his first visit in 2010. On that occasion, the Brazilian group led by brothers Cavalera, both former Sepultura, gave a lesson in latin metal and distortion. This year and now has five career on the body, the thrash metal group will use to present their brand new album "Blunt Force Trauma", which for months has been touring various latitudes.
Thus, Machinery Fest, which confirms its expansion in Argentina and Paraguay versions, starts preparing its explosion in Santiago. Regional growth of the brand and the production machinery Transistor, does expect a memorable version of the festival still has surprises to reveal.
Entries per day and are available through Puntoticket system, and no surcharge on Tuesdays and Thursdays SoldOut Store (Portal Lyon). Also and as of October, tickets may also be purchased at the HP-STORE of Santiago, Viña del Mar and Concepción, confirming the presence of HP and Windows as official sponsors of the meeting.
In the event's website, www.maquinariafest.com , you can review the details of the artists performing every day.

Tuesday, September 18, 2012

Preview Of DC UNIVERSE PRESENTS #0!


From DC Comics.com

In stores tomorrow, DC UNIVERSE PRESENTS #0 is a special over-sized anthology issue that reveals the origins and secrets of O.M.A.C., Mister Terrific, Hawk & Dove, Blackhawks, and Deadman!

See the origins of O.M.A.C. and the purpose behind the Eye’s creation. Mister Terrific travels into the 9th Dimension to see his past, present and future and discovers a secret about his own son! Hawk and Dove’s origins are revealed but will the delicate balance of war and peace be maintained or will war finally crush peace once and for all? The Blackhawks complete their first mission – will all the members survive it?  And finally, when Deadman is transported into the body of the man who killed him, will he seek revenge or find forgiveness in his heart?

DC UNIVERSE PRESENTS #0 comes to you from the creative team of Keith Giffen, Dan DiDio, and Scott Koblish (O.M.A.C.), James Robinson and Tom Derenick (Mister Terrific), Rob Liefeld and Marat Mychaels (Hawk & Dove), Tony Bedard, Carlos Rodriguez, and BIT (Blackhawks), and Tony Bedard and Scott McDaniel (Deadman). Click here to see an exclusive preview of the issue.


First Look At The Variant Covers For JUSTICE LEAGUE #13


On October 17, JUSTICE LEAGUE #13 will land in stores.
 Below, take a first look at the issue's variant cover by Alex Garner!


And the digital combo pack!


And the black and white variant edition!


Monday, September 17, 2012

DC Comics' FULL December 2012 Solicitations

Head over to are friends at Newsarama.com for the full list, below are a few teases.

Aquaman #15
Batman and Robin #15

Earth 2 #7

Saturday, September 15, 2012

New Robocop Suit

Here is the first photo of the new Robocop costume, not so sure if I like it looks surprisingly similar to the accelerator suits in G.I. Joe.


Update - Here is the "teaser" movie poster.



Friday, September 14, 2012

LATEST KISS ACTION FIGURES


Finally!! "You Want It You Got It" "The Hottest Band in the World" "KISS"

KISS Collectors, Rock Fans get ready to rock again. Figures Toy Company is about to introduce KISS Series 2 action figures, reminiscent of the action figures first released in 1977-1978 by the Mego Toy Company. These figures will have rooted hair, cloth clothing, 16 points of articulation and are based on the very first KISS album from 1974 title “KISS”.

CFO Anthony Balasco states, "I never understood why 8 inch KISS action figures were not produced back in the 1970's when The Mego Toy Company had already released the 12 inch versions. Our second release will have the retro look from the 1970's but updated with more detailed costumes. Future releases will cover all time periods in KISS's 40 year musical career from 1972 to 2012". Look for a Demon “Hotter Than Hell” and Starchild with “Bandit Makeup” exclusives and limited edition releases. Collectors will be able to find KISS Series 2 at toy stores, comic shops, music stores and on-line retailers starting in Late October 2012.

Please visit www.figurestoycompany.com for more details.

New Digital Comic Based On CW's ARROW To Launch On Oct. 10

From DC Comics.com and check the extra related news below.

As comic fans eagerly await the October 10 premiere of the new CW show ARROW, we have news that will make the countdown even more exciting. DC Entertainment is producing a new, weekly digital comic book based on the show that will also debut on October 10.

The new digital comic series will take fans deeper into the world of ARROW, delving further into character back stories and often filling in the gaps between episodes. With ARROW Executive Producers Marc Guggenheim and Andrew Kreisberg on writing duties – this comic is a must-have for fans of the show. On the art side, legendary GREEN ARROW comic book writer and artist Mike Grell is on board to draw the first two covers, with rising stars Sergio Sandoval and Jorge Jimenez tapped to do artwork in subsequent chapters.

“This is incredibly exciting for us.  For one thing, Andrew and I are not just television and comic book writers -- we're comic book fans.  We're also extremely excited to be doing something that I don't think has ever been done before:  a weekly comic which ties directly into a TV series with stories that fill in important gaps in the television narrative and written by the show's writing staff,” said Guggenheim.

The first digital chapter of ARROW will go on sale for $.99 on October 10, followed by new weekly chapters each Wednesday.  The comic series will also be collected in print with three digital chapters on sale in one print issue for $3.99 starting on November 28.


About the Show
From executive producers Greg Berlanti (Green Lantern), Marc Guggenheim (Green Lantern), Andrew Kreisberg (Fringe) and David Nutter (Smallville), hard-hitting action TV series Arrow reinvents the DC Comics hero. After being marooned for five years on a remote island, billionaire Oliver Queen returns home with a mysterious agenda and a very lethal new set of skills that he uses in a war on crime. The series stars Stephen Amell (Private Practice), Colin Donnell (Pan Am), Katie Cassidy (Supernatural), David Ramsey (Dexter), Willa Holland (The O.C.) with Susanna Thompson (Dragonfly) and Paul Blackthorne (The River). From Bonanza Productions Inc. in association with Berlanti Productions and Warner Bros. Television, Arrow will air Wednesdays at 8/7c on The CW this fall.

Bonus
Geoff Johns Writing Episode of CW's ARROW

DC Entertainment's Chief Creative Officer Geoff Johns has been involved with the production of this fall's new CW show ARROW from the beginning, and now he's taking things to the next level by writing an entire episode with Executive Producers Marc Guggenheim and Andrew Kreisberg.  Keep an eye out for episode 107 this fall titled "Muse on Fire" to see what Johns has up his sleeve.

"I'm thrilled to be writing this episode of ARROW, and while I can't give too much away, I think comic fans are going to like what we have in store for them – keep an eye out for the Huntress," said Johns.

Tune into ARROW on The CW Wednesdays this fall at 8/7c starting with the premiere on October 10.

Justice League Cover #16 Pencil


Thursday, September 13, 2012

Justice League #15 Pencils & Inks By Reis & Prado


DC Nation Comes To Cartoon Network On September 29!



All-New Episodes and Shorts Bolt to “DC Nation” on Cartoon Network
Full Hour of Premieres Kick Off Saturday, September 29 at 10 a.m. (ET, PT)
DC Nation, a collaboration between Cartoon Network, Warner Bros. Animation and DC Entertainment, will continue the adventures of Green Lantern: The Animated Series and Young Justice: Invasion with new episodes throughout the fall. Also returning are the comedic animated shorts and exclusive behind-the-scenes views of the DC Universe. The full hour of new content begins Saturday, September 29, at 10 a.m. (ET, PT).
The critically acclaimed Green Lantern: The Animated Series uses stunning, stylized CG animation to take viewers on a journey of cosmic proportions as Hal Jordan and his band of heroes fight to save the universe. After thwarting the Red Lantern invasion into Guardian space, Hal, Kilowog, Razer and Aya must unravel the mystery of theManhunters while battling the powerful Anti-Monitor. Young Justice: Invasion continues as the team (Aqualad, Kid Flash, Superboy, Miss Martian and Artemis), now led by Nightwing, and its new members (Robin, Blue Beetle, Beast Boy, Lagoon Boy, Wonder Girl, Bumblebee, Batgirl) go deeper and more covert than ever before. As team rivalry and personal conflicts arise, the team must band together to fight the real threat that faces Earth.
Rounding out the hour will be brand-new DC animated shorts such as JL Animals, a hilarious take on Justice League where animal versions of classic DC heroes show off their wild sides while facing trouble on the farm and Amethyst: Princess of Gemworld, which follows the adventures of nerdy and introverted Amy Winston as she does battle with the evil Dark Opal as Amethyst, the powerful princess and protector of Gem World. Favorites like New Teen Titans, S.B.F.F. and DC’s World’s Funnest from Aardman Studios will also make their return. DC Nation will continue to showcase event programming, interstitials, exclusive behind-the-scenes looks at theatrical motion pictures and an insider look into the world of all things DC Entertainment.
DC Entertainment, home to iconic brands DC Comics (Superman, Batman, Green Lantern, Wonder Woman, The Flash), Vertigo (Sandman, Fables) and MAD, is the creative division charged with strategically integrating its content across Warner Bros. Entertainment and Time Warner. DC Entertainment works in concert with many key Warner Bros. divisions to unleash its stories and characters across all media, including but not limited to film, television, consumer products, home entertainment and interactive games. Publishing thousands of comic books, graphic novels and magazines each year, DC Entertainment is the largest English-language publisher of comics in the world. In January 2012, DC Entertainment, in collaboration with Warner Bros. and Time Warner divisions, launched We Can Be Heroes – a giving campaign featuring the iconic Justice League super heroes – to raise awareness and funds to fight the hunger crisis in the Horn of Africa.
Warner Bros. Animation (WBA) is one of the leading producers of animation in the entertainment industry, with an innovative and talent-rich roster boasting some of the most accomplished writers, producers and artists working today. The studio is on the cutting edge of animation technology and has both CG and traditionally animated projects in current production and development. For TV, WBA produces series such as Green Lantern: The Animated Series, The Looney Tunes Show, MAD, Scooby-Doo! Mystery Incorporated and Young Justice: Invasion, as well as the forthcoming Beware The Batman and Teen Titans Go! for Cartoon Network. WBA also produces series and additional original content – including animated shorts – for Cartoon Network’s multiplatform branded DC Nation programming block. In addition to TV programming, WBA produces theatrically released CG cartoon shorts featuring iconic Looney Tunes characters, rendered in stereoscopic 3D. WBA also creates the highly successful series of DC Universe Original Animated Movies for DVD. Producing for multiple platforms including TV, digital and home entertainment both domestically and internationally, WBA is highly respected for its creative and technical excellence, as well as for maintaining the Studio’s rich cartoon heritage. It is also the home of the iconic animated characters from the DC Comics, Hanna-Barbera, MGM and Looney Tunes libraries. One of the most-honored animation studios in history, WBA has been honored with six Academy Awards(R), 35 Emmy(R) Awards, the George Foster Peabody Award, an Environmental Media Award, a Parents’ Choice Award, the HUMANITAS Prize, two Prism Awards and 20 Annie Awards (honoring excellence in animation).
Cartoon Network (CartoonNetwork.com) is the #1 U.S. television network among boys 6-11. Currently seen in 99 million U.S. homes and 178 countries around the world, Cartoon Network is Turner Broadcasting System, Inc.’s ad-supported cable service now available in HD offering the best in original, acquired and classic entertainment for kids and families. In addition to Emmy-winning original programming and industry-leading digital apps and online games, Cartoon Network embraces key social issues affecting families with solution-oriented initiatives such as Stop Bullying: Speak Up and the Move It Movement.
Turner Broadcasting System, Inc., a Time Warner company, creates and programs branded news, entertainment, animation and young adult media environments on television and other platforms for consumers around the world.

Aquaman, Justice League Engage In Watery War With Atlantis

From USA Today

Sometimes it's not safe to go in the water, even for Aquaman.

He along with Superman, Batman, Wonder Woman and the rest of the Justice League have more than Great White sharks to worry about in the sea when an army from the sunken nation of Atlantis attacks in the five-issue story line "Throne of Atlantis" starting in December in Justice League issue 15 and continuing in the pages of Aquaman.

It's all part of the second year for both DC Comics books written by Geoff Johns, and Justice League in particular will be showcasing new relationships (like the romance between Superman and Wonder Woman), new members in Shazam and the Atom, and a new rivalry between Batman and Aquaman.

"It's all about progressing the team and the members and the reality and the perception of what the Justice League is in the DC Universe," Johns says.

Starting in Justice League issue 13 next month, there will be arcs building toward the major "Trinity War" event, starting with the introduction of the villainess Cheetah and her connection with Wonder Woman, then moving to the Atlantis tale centered on Aquaman where the Justice League is caught between their world and a lost undersea society.

"There's an inciting incident that triggers some tensions" between the heroes, Johns says, "but really it's about taking a hard look at what the power of Atlantis is."

In addition to some drastic changes in the team, there will also be a switch in the art department: Jim Lee departs as Justice League artist, and Aquaman penciller Ivan Reis and colorist Joe Prado move over to DC's main team book.

"Ivan and Joe, they're pretty unmatched when it comes to grace and power and emotion in storytelling. They elevate everything they work on," says Johns, who worked with the duo on Green Lantern, Blackest Night and Brightest Day.

"These guys are rock stars and I'm glad they're getting the spotlight on Justice League. The characters deserve this kind of talent, and these guys deserve these kinds of heroes."

In "Throne of Atlantis," readers will learn a lot more about Aquaman and his disdain for the place he used to rule, Johns says. "Aquaman's going to have to make some decisions that the League won't necessarily agree with."

Aquaman and his love Mera have been trying to solve the mystery of Atlantis' sinking in the pages of Aquaman, and she'll play a major role in the crossover, too.

"Mera has absolutely no affinity for Atlantis," Johns says. "She's from a penal colony and was raised to go to war with Atlantis and ultimately fell in love with Aquaman and defected like he did to the land."

Johns has been planning for "Throne of Atlantis" for a while, seeding story threads in the first issues of Justice League and Aquaman last fall that will carry over into the new arc.

Atlantis also hasn't been seen yet in DC's "New 52" relaunch, so the world has no idea it even exists.

"There's still questions of what Atlantis is like and what they do and what they're capable of and why they exist and who sank Atlantis," Johns says. "There's all this mythology behind Atlantis that were not really sure of and no one really has any answers, and we're about to get the answers."

Reis and Prado are working on designing Atlantis and the Atlanteans, and they've also created a new look for Ocean Master, the old Aquaman villain who's also the hero's brother and the leader of the Atlanteans' world-spanning assault.

"Ocean Master's an interesting character," Johns says. "He doesn't dislike his brother — he just thinks his brother is incapable of leading Atlantis and he's proven over and over he can't. He thinks his brother's a little naïve on how it works.

"And if he's in his way, he's in his way."

After facing off with Darkseid and his horde of Parademons, everybody the Justice League has fought have pushed the team in different directions, Johns says, and the Atlanteans are no different.

"They don't just come up out of the water to say hello," Johns says. "The Justice League is trying to come together and become the team that Aquaman said in issue 12 the team needed to be: a team that trusts each other, that knows each other, and there are no secrets anymore.

"They're trying to get through all that in this arc, and now they've got to deal with some of these things that they don't know about each other and are literally rising up out of the waters they're going to have to come face to face with."

Tranformers 4 Temporary Logo And Plot Details Revealed

From Superherohype.com

It seems that the story for Transformers 4 will be heading in a new direction. President and CEO of Hasbro Brian Goldner spoke at the UBS Best Of Americas 2012 Conference (via TFW2005 and Bleeding Cool) where he discussed the company's plans for the future, including what they've got in store for the Transformers film series.
While Transformers: Dark of the Moon did well at the box office ($1.1 billion worldwide) it didn't do so well at the one thing these kind of films are made for...selling toys. With this idea in mind, the company wants the fourth film to include an all new cast of robot characters with a story revolving around them (so they can sell more toys). This isn't a totally shocker as Michael Bay has said previously that the film will feature 'an all new cast,' thought we never interpreted that to mean the robots too. Economically this decision makes sense for Hasbro and, frankly, weren't we all getting a little tired of seeing the same old Autobots fighting the Decepticons? Maybe now they can bring in the much longed-for Dinobots.

The fourth film is currently being penned by Ehren Kruger with Bay back as the director. It is said to be a slightly smaller film in budget than the previous movie and Bay hopes to have some of it take place 'off planet.' Bay also says this will be his last outing in the director's chair for Transformers and that he's making way for a new director to take over the 'new trilogy.'

The new movie is scheduled to be releases on June 27, 2014.



Wednesday, September 12, 2012

Meet The New Justice League Artistic Team

Justice League #16 cover.

Starting December 26th, with Issue #15, Jim Lee will step down from Justice League as illustrator to pursue his next major DC project. But more on that in October at NYCC.
In response to the announcement Justice League writer Geoff Johns had this to say about the switch:
“There is no other choice for the next A-Star art team on JUSTICE LEAGUE. Ivan Reis and Joe Prado bring power, grace, emotion and epic storytelling worthy of the world’s greatest super heroes. From GREEN LANTERN to BLACKEST NIGHT to AQUAMAN, I couldn’t ask for better collaborators. The second year of JUSTICE LEAGUE will begin an adventurous, mysterious and heroic storyline focusing on our members as their greatest secrets are revealed...and the repercussions change the world. Ivan and Joe begin with a story they were born to draw — THRONE OF ATLANTIS — a story between JUSTICE LEAGUE and AQUAMAN that will have the League experiencing what Aquaman does — they’ll be caught between land and sea. With new relationships developing – like Wonder Woman and Superman – new members coming on – like Shazam! and the all-new Atom — and new threats rising — like Ocean Master & Atlantis — the Justice League will grow and change as we march towards the impending TRINITY WAR.”

Justice League #15 cover.

Saturday, September 8, 2012

SATURDAY SHOWCASE : Philip Tan





Is J.J. Abrams Taking a Star Trek Into Darkness?


From Superherohype.com

Tomorrow, September 8th, marks the 46th anniversary of Gene Roddenberry's "Star Trek,, but SuperHeroHype is celebrating a little early with a juicy rumor to share. We've been been told that the 2013 J.J. Abrams sequel has chosen a title and will hit theaters as Star Trek Into Darkness.

Although we have not yet been able to officially confirm said title, the domain names www.startrekintodarkness.com and www.startrekintodarknessmovie were both registered yesterday through MarkMonitor, an anonymous domain registry service that just so happens to have been utilized by Paramount Pictures for recent URLs like their official G.I. Joe: Retaliation site.

We'll bring you confirmation as soon as it's available, but what is certain is that the film will star Chris Pine, Zachary Quinto, Zoe Saldana, Karl Urban, John Cho, Bruce Greenwood, Simon Pegg, Anton Yelchin, Benedict Cumberbatch, Alice Eve and Peter Weller with a screenplay by Alex Kurtzman, Roberto Orci, Damon Lindelof and that it will hit theaters on May 17, 2013 in 2D, 3D theaters and IMAX 3D versions.

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Monday, September 3, 2012

Michael Clarke Duncan, DAREDEVIL's Kingpin, GREEN LANTERN's Kilowog, Dead at 54


Actor Michael Clarke Duncan has passed away at the age of 54, according to multiple sources including the Associated Press.

Duncan's death was confirmed by a statement from his fiancée, former Apprentice contestant Omarosa Manigault. Reports say he died Monday morning in a Los Angeles hospital, where he was receiving treatment following a July 13 heart attack.

Among multiple high-profile roles, Duncan portrayed classic Marvel villain the Kingpin in 2003's live-action Daredevil film. The movie was notable for casting an African-American actor as a character traditionally depicted in the comic books as Caucasian, which preceded similar moves including Samuel L. Jackson appearing as Nick Fury in several Marvel Studios films, and British actor Idris Elba playing Heimdall in 2011's Thor.

As a voice actor, Duncan reprised the role of Kingpin in the MTV's 2003 Spider-Man animated series, and voiced roles in the Teen Titans and Static Shock cartoons. He acted in two more comic book-based movies, as Manute in 2005's Sin City, and the voice of CGI-rendered Kilowog in last year's Green Lantern.

Duncan's breakthrough role was as John Coffey in 1999's The Green Mile, earning him Academy Award and Golden Globe nominations for best supporting actor.






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