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Warner Home Entertainment has announced it is changing the street date for the DC Universe Animated Green Lantern: First Flight Blu-Ray and DVD to July 28, 2009.
Green Lantern: First Flight finds Hal Jordan recruited to join the Green Lantern Corps and placed under the supervision of respected senior Lantern Sinestro. The earthling soon discovers his mentor is actually the central figure in a secret conspiracy that threatens the philosophies, traditions and hierarchy of the entire Green Lantern Corps. Hal must quickly hone his newfound powers and combat the treasonous Lanterns within the ranks to maintain order in the universe.
There’s something like three hours of bonus material in the collection, which is pretty cool, and makes the $24.99 price tag for the Blu-Ray version, well worth it.Â After New Frontier, Green Lantern is the movie I am most anticipating in animated form.
Who else is picking this up on day of release?
â€œWill Eisner was my mentor, and The Spirit was so awesome a property that I at first thought I was not worthy to do it. And then I couldnâ€™t think of anybody else who was, so I decided that I was the right man for the job.â€
- Frank Miller on The Spirit movie
What’s a week without something from Marvel featuring Wolverine?Â Or sould I say, Weapon X… Weapon X: First Class is a three issue mini-series taking a look at Logan’s early years as a secret fighting machine.Â Marvel has sent Major Spoilers a sneak peek of the issue that arrives November 5, 2008.
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The next installment of Dark Tower: Treachery arrives in stores this week, and Marvel has sent Major Spoilers a sneak peek that you can see after the jump.
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In addition to all the good stuff coming down the pipe (does good stuff really come down the pipe?), the Major Spoilers crew will be diving into DC’s Starman Omnibus.
The super-heroic legacy of Starman is renewed in these stories, in which Jack Knight — antiques collector and dealer — inherits the name and powers of his father’s old Starman identity from his older brother, who has been assassinated. Reluctantly adjusting to his role, Jack reinvents the look of Starman, ditching the traditional red and green in favor of black leather and aviator goggles. But Jack has inherited more than a heroic identity from his brother . . . he’s also gained a foe: the beautiful but mentally unbalanced Nash, daughter of the villain known as the Mist. Jack also must come to grips with The Shade, the morally ambiguous former villain who decides to become Jack’s mentor.
Post your comments about the first 16 issues here, and you might get your comments read during the Major Spoilers Podcast.
Itâ€™s really too bad that I havenâ€™t had the time to write a review for each of the Jokerâ€™s Asylum issues as they came out, but now that Iâ€™m getting back into the groove, I might as well follow up yesterdayâ€™s review of Jokerâ€™s Asylum: Scarecrow (released last week), with a review of this weekâ€™s concluding issue in the series; Jokerâ€™s Asylum: Two-Face.
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According to Nielsen Research Media, The Spectacular Spider-Man scored high for a Saturday morning rating time slot.
The premiere episode scored a 1.2/3 household rating, a 20 percent gain over the same time period a year ago, and marked a 25 percent growth in the Kids 2-11 demographic compared to a week previous. Even more interesting is the second episode in the back to back premiere scored a 1.4/5 mark for the 2-11 demographic.
What does all this mean? The first number (1.4) represents the percentage of all televisions in the nation, while the second number (5) is the percentage of all televisions that were on at the time. While these may seem like paltry numbers for a television show, keep in mind this is a Saturday morning time slot when most people are not watching television, meaning this is a great rating for the Kids’ WB! Overall, there was an increase in all demographics compared to the week previous.
“It’s gratifying to see that viewers have gravitated to an outstanding series that exemplifies what Kids’ WB! strives to give its audience: an engaging hero, great villains, amazing action and timely humor,” said Betsy McGowen, Senior Vice President and General Manager, Kids’ WB!
The Lizard makes his debut this weekend in the episode entitled Natural Selection.
Peter Parker and Spider-Man both must learn to own their choices when decisions made by Dr. Curt Connors transform Pete’s mentor into the Lizard.
via The CW/Kids’ WB!
Check out Dr. Connors turned into the Lizard on this weekend’s The Spectacular Spider-Man on the Kids’ WB! on The CW.
In “Natural Selection,” Peter Parker and Spider-Man both must learn to own their choices when decisions made by Dr. Curt Connors transform Pete’s mentor into The Lizard. The episode is written by Matt Wayne and directed by David Bullock.
Interestingly the voice of Curt Connors/The Lizard is voiced by Dee Bradley Baker, who also voiced the character in the Activision Spider-Man and Spider-Man 2: Enter Electro video games.
It only too three issues for the build up and reveal of Connors as the green reptile.Â The Major Spoilers Podcast Panel discussed the build up to the Lizard last weekend after watching the first two episodes, and while I can understand the need to get the Lizard out there as quickly as possible (The Spectacular Spider-Man has only 13 episodes this season), I kind of wish the build up lasted a bit longer.Â Perhaps if the first season were devoted to developing the relationship between Peter and Dr. Connors, and the relationship between Dr. Connors and his family, the transformation would be even more tragic. I remember it took quite a while for Harvey Dent to become Two-Face in Batman: The Animated Series, and would like to have seen it here.
Regardless, the third installment of The Spectacular Spider-Man airs Saturday, March 15 at 10:00 AM.
via The Kids’ WB! and The CWÂ
In this week’s Major Spoilers Podcast, Stephen, Bryan, and Rodrigo review the first two episodes of The Spectacular Spider-Man. There we speculate how long it will take for the Lizard to show up. The answer? Episode Three.
This weekend on the Kids’ WB! on The CW, Peter Parker and Spider-Man both must learn to own their choices when decisions made by Dr. Curt Connors transform Pete’s mentor into the Lizard. Natural Selection is written by Matt Wayne and directed by David Bullock.
Major Spoilers will have more pictures from the episode later this week.
via Kids’ WB