Or – “We Were All Wrong…” Back in the day, DC had a crossover called Armageddon 2001, wherein one of the heroes of the DCU was revealed to be ready to turn into a totalitarian super-dictator within a few years. Throughout the crossover, all signs pointed to Captain Atom as being the one to turn, but legend has it that the reveal was leaked on the then-nascent internet, and DC changed their minds. Changing the super-secret plot point made the entire series make even less sense than before, and surprised people in a bad way. This issue also throws us
If you caught the Marvel solicitation information for September, you know there’s a new character spinning out of the Annihilation storyline – Wraith. Annihilation: Conquest – Wraith #1, written by Javier Grillo-Marxuach and Kyle Hotz explores this dark new warrior. “Creating a brand new character for the Marvel universe has been an awesome responsibility,” said Grillo-Marxuach. “I hope that when readers pick up Annihilation: Conquest – Wraith, they feel that this addition to the House of Ideas, not only embodies the ideals of the classic Marvel cosmic characters, but also takes it to the next level of action and adventure.”
Ok. You’ve seen the New Warriors #2 sneak without the word balloons, now Marvel has released the full preview that has the dialogue. For those wondering what’s with the product placement, perhaps this sneak gives you the answers… Apparently New Warriors are the number one search topic on Google, Yahoo and MSN.com. I think that would only be true if the search phrase was “New Warriors naked spoilers”, but that’s just me.
Top Cow’s First Born #2 promises to reveal the origin of Sara Pezzini’s pregnancy and things get a bit more intense. “The second issue is the one where all hell really starts to break loose. The forces of dark and light go after each other like there’s no tomorrow … and who knows, there might not be. So the obvious thing to do is put a pregnant woman right in the middle of the whole thing,” said writer Ron Marz. Take the jump for the full cover and breakdown of the issue.
Top Cow sent Major Spoilers the cover images and solicitation information for titles shipping in September 2007. Pilot season continues with Cyblade, Madame Mirage gets another issue, and First Born concludes.
BTTF.com has announced it has partnered with Diamond Select Toys to offer an exclusive limited-edition Back to the Future “Enchantment Under the Sea” Minimate two pack. “Fans have been patiently waiting for officially-licensed figures from the Back to the Future™ series for more than two decades now, so I’m very excited that we can be a part of this very important and unique promotion,” states Stephen Clark, BTTF.com Owner and General Manager. “When we first learned of Diamond Select’s plans to release Minimates this year, I knew we had to be somehow involved.” The Marty McFly and Lorraine Baines figures
The Hollywood Reporter has a list of all the new people joining the hit NBC show Heroes this fall. Barry Shabaka Henley, Holt McCallany, David Anders (from Alias), Japanese pop star and actress Eriko Tamura, Lyndsy Fonseca and Dianna Agron will have reoccuring roles throughout the season. David Anders will play Takez Kensei, Hiro’s childhood hero and samurai warrior, while Tamura will play a Japanese princess. We had previously posted the rumor that Miss Universe was up for the part. Henley will play Detective Fuller, a New York police officer. McCallany will play Ricky, the ringleader of a group of
Or – “Why Sometimes Impulse Buys Are A Good Thing…” There are a lot of things you can say about Namor the Sub-Mariner, but one of the most obvious is that he is the original anti-hero. Whereas Wolverine, The Punisher, and others started a mini-revolution in the past 25 years, Namor was known to be “the best there is at what he does” nearly 70 years ago! With a whole new political climate, an angry foreign potentate is likely to ruffle some feathers, and when the king in question can heft a battleship in his bare hands, I suspect it
Dynamite Entertainment has announced the recently acquired The Boys by Garth Ennis has sold out and issue #7 will be going back to press with a new cover by Darick Robertson and Tony Avina. Dynamite stated. “It’s great news to welcome Garth Ennis and Darick Robertson’s The Boys to such a strong response, and we’re very happy to present this second printing alternate cover as fans have devoured this first Dynamite issue! Retailers and industry professionals have been discussing the issue and our good friend Cliff Biggers had summed up their feelings by saying he wanted to keep #7 on
Asterix Jeux Aux. Olympiques Qui n’aime pas Asterix ? Ces Français fous avaient mis en marche hors de quelques films regardants vraiment grands d’Asterix, celui simplement roche… Si je pourrais seulement parler la langue de l’amour… le sigh… J’ai vu un und intitulé Cleopatra d’Asterix, et il a suivi le comique presque exactement, et a basculé mes chaussettes au loin, ainsi je suis sûr qu’asterix Jeux aux. Olympiques basculera juste comme dur. Voici un bas de page rapide – si vous êtes dans celui aimable à la chose. [youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eneMU40IaGc[/youtube] English translation needed? Take the jump
Marvel Comics has sent us the complete issue solicitation information and cover images for titles shipping in September 2007. World War Hulk and X-Men Endangered Species storylines continue, and I wouldn’t be surprised if we see a few more major revelations made in the coming months.
With ties to the Initiative and Annihilation storylines, Nova is probably a series to watch. “We’d really like to thank all the fans who are sticking with us for the thrill ride that is NOVA!” said writers Dan Abnett and Andy Lanning. “And to those who haven’t joined the fun yet, what’s keeping you? You’ve already missed out on alien battles with bugs from space, confrontations with Iron Man, a toe-to-toe slugfest with the Thunderbolts, plus all the fallout from the demise of the New Warriors and the rise of the Initiative!!” To entice you further, Marvel has sent Major
DC Comics has announced it has invested in manga production and publishing company Flex Comix. Flex is now controlled by a consortium of investors and will create original manga that will be distributed digitally across the web and on mobile phones. After the initial digital run, Flex will make trade paperbacks available in Japan. “Flex Comix’ publishing model provides a cutting-edge platform for manga readers to enjoy our titles in online, mobile and print formats,” said Seiji Takakura, CEO of Flex Comix. “DC Comics and Flex Comix have forged a partnership that will bring authentic Japanese manga to the worldwide