What evil lurks in the hearts of apes? The Shadow knows all too well as we discover this week in The Shadow: The Last Illusion from Dynamite Entertainment. We also take a peak at The Vow, The Ludocrats #5, Orville #2, and Batman: Three Jokers #2.

NEWS

Aldis Hodge to Play Hawkman in DC Films’ ‘Black Adam’

Aldis Hodge will soar as the DC Comics superhero Hawkman in the New Line production of ” Black Adam,” Variety has confirmed. The actor – who most recently starred in “The Invisible Man” and won acclaim for his upcoming performance as Jim Brown in “One Night in Miami” – is in negotiations to join the film, starring Dwayne Johnson as the titular anti-hero, and Noah Centineo as the superhero Atom Smasher.

Samuel L. Jackson to Play Nick Fury in New Marvel Disney Plus Series (EXCLUSIVE)

Samuel L. Jackson is set to reprise the role of Nick Fury in a new Marvel series currently in development at Disney Plus, Variety has learned exclusively from sources. The exact plot details of the show are being kept under wraps, but multiple sources say Jackson is attached to star with Kyle Bradstreet attached to write and executive produce.

‘Black Widow,’ ‘West Side Story,’ ‘Eternals’ Postpone Release Dates

Disney has postponed the release of fall blockbusters such as Marvel’s ” Black Widow,” Steven Spielberg’s ” West Side Story” and Kenneth Branagh’s ” Death on the Nile ” by several months. The results are bad news for the exhibition industry, which is facing fierce headwinds after closing for months due to coronavirus.

‘Suicide Squad’ Spinoff Series ‘Peacemaker’ Starring John Cena From James Gunn Set at HBO Max

HBO Max has given a straight-to-series order for “Peacemaker,” a spinoff from the upcoming ” Suicide Squad” film. John Cena will play the title role, reprising his role from the film. The film’s writer and director, James Gunn, will also write the series and direct multiple episodes, including the pilot.

REVIEWS

STEPHEN
BATMAN: THREE JOKERS #2
Writer: Geoff Johns
Artist: Jason Fabok
Publisher: DC Comics
Cover Price: $6.99
Release Date: September 29, 2020
As Batman and Batgirl follow an unexpected thread linking the three Jokers with someone from the Dark Knight’s past, Red Hood dives headfirst into trouble and finds himself struggling to stay afloat without the aid of his allies.
Batman: Three Jokers continues its trajectory as the ultimate examination of The Joker and his never-ending conflict with Batman. Prepare yourselves for the second chapter of one of the most terrifying and personal mysteries Batman has ever faced!

Rating: ★★★★☆

MATTHEW
THE LUDOCRATS #5
Writer: Kieron Gillen/Jim Rossignol
Artist: Jeff Stokely/Tamra Bonvillain
Publisher: Image Comics
Cover Price: $3.99
Release Date: September 30, 2020

LUDOCRATS ends as it began, with the release of a 32-page comic pamphlet. We leave you with fond memories and longing. Forevermore, LUDOCRATS will be the comic whose name you accidentally moan when having sex with other lesser comics.

Rating: ★★★½☆

RODRIGO
ORVILLE #2
Writer: David Goodman
Artist: David Cabeza
Publisher: Dark Horse Comics
Cover Price: $3.99
Release Date: October 7, 2020
With Bortus on the bridge facing a standoff with the Krill, Gordon and John secreted aboard a moon-sized space station searching for clues about its seemingly sinister purpose, and Ed and Kelly on the planet’s surface investigating the impending “Launch Day,” time is about to run out for everyone in the system-including the Orville!

Rating: ★★★☆☆

ASHLEY
THE VOW EP 6 – “HONESTY & DISCLOSURE”
Starring: Sarah Edmundson, Mark Vicente, Bonnie Piesse, Anthony Ames & Barbara Bouchay
Network: HBO Max
Cover Price: Subscription
Release Date: Sept 27th, 2020
The Vow is an American true crime documentary series revolving around the cult NXIVM and its leader Keith Raniere. The nine-part series premiered on August 23, 2020 on HBO

Rating: ★★★★★

DISCUSSION

THE SHADOW: THE LAST ILLUSION
Writer: Cullen Bunn
Artist: Giovanni Timpano
Publisher: Dynamite Entertainment
Cover Price: $19.99
The Shadow infiltrates the sanctum of The Society of United Magicians, an esoteric enclave of illusionists who are hellbent on escaping the ultimate trap: death itself! Learning the secret of the so-called “Last Illusion” from the spirit of escape artist Harry Houdini himself, The Shadow becomes the next target of their murderous scheme. To thwart their plans, he must evade twisted traps and solve spellbinding puzzles, while simultaneously evading the deadly skills of Sandman, the magician assassin. A good (or evil) magician never reveals his secrets… but the Shadow knows!

CLOSE
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