Monthly Archive: May 2013

May 31 2013

Stalag X promotional teaser trailer online ahead of Denver launch

Australia’s Gestalt Comics is set to launch a new series by Kevin J. Anderson at the Denver Comic-Con on 2 June 2013. From today, a convention exclusive version is available for free to all attendees! At the launch over the weekend, Anderson and partner/TV & Film writer/producer Steven L. Sears, the pair will discuss the book, show some …

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May 31 2013

Stephen Amell talks direction of Arrow Season 2

With the first season of Arrow wrapping up in the US earlier this month, and shooting beginning for season 2 in July, we begin to play the speculation game as to where the emerging DC television universe will go. Warning: this article contains spoilers for the end of the first season. IGN spoke with Oliver …

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May 31 2013

Warner unveils Superman 75th anniversary logo, plans Zack Snyder and Bruce Timm short film

The Hollywood Reporter has revealed the 75th anniversary logo for Superman, along with the news that Man of Steel director Zack Snyder and DC animation legend Bruce Timm will team up for a 2 minutes animated short. There will be a “sneak peek of this short is planned for Comic-Con International: San Diego in July …

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May 30 2013

Review: X-Men #1

Brian Wood and Olivier Coipel confidently deliver their take on an all-female X-Men team that reminds us of how good it can get. In the concluding notes to this debut issue, Brian Wood sums up the hype leading up to the rebooted X-Men. “The female only cast,” he comments, “was an attention grabber”. Which it really …

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May 30 2013

Glenn Close heading for Guardians of the Galaxy

Deadline claims that Glenn Close is being prepped to star in Guardians of the Galaxy, directed by James Gunn. The source states that she will be playing “a leadership role in Nova Corp, the intergalactic space patrol”. The inclusion of the Nova Corps was also signalled by John C. Reilly’s alleged casting as Rhomann Dey, a …

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May 30 2013

Thor: The Dark World composer Carter Burwell exits

Deadline reports that composer Carter Burwell has exited Thor: The Dark World due to (you guessed it) creative differences. Burwell is best known recently for his scores to the Twilight Saga and many of the Coen Brothers films, including the wonderful score for True Grit. Deadline’s ‘inside’ is quoted as saying “They like him but it …

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May 29 2013

Review: The Wake #1

An all-star creative team plunges the depths for a stunning debut about what lies beneath. While DC/Vertigo may not have experienced as many highs in the past year as they have in decades gone by, some of their bigger titles have been from Scott Snyder (American Vampire) and Sean Murphy (Punk Rock Jesus). Yet the union …

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May 29 2013

Francesco Francavilla introduces us to Batploitation 1972

We’ve got Batman ’66 coming out from DC Comics, and now Francesco Francavilla – one of our favourite artists on Behind the Panels – is introducing us to Batploitation with his fun concepts for Batman 1972. The artist is known for his pulp-inspired artwork, most notably on his creator-owned Dynamite series The Black Beetle, and …

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May 29 2013

Joss Whedon talks about Avengers 2 villain

Speaking with Empire magazine, Marvel Cinematic Universe architect Joss Whedon spoke about the villain in the untitled Avengers sequel. He remained customarily coy, but did confirm that the villain is a “him”. “I’m very excited about the villain, and have a lot to say about him. But if you watch my shows, the one thing …

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May 27 2013

Watch the full trailer for Young Justice: Legacy online

If you’re like us, you are lamenting the loss of the Young Justice animated series from the Cartoon Network, there is hope. Developers Little Orbit have just released a new trailer for the upcoming video game Young Justice: Legacy. Written in collaboration with show writers Greg Weisman and Brandon Vietti, it will be set in the …

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May 27 2013

Blue Is the Warmest Colour wins Palme D’Or at Cannes

Almost every news outlet this morning is running with the headline “Lesbian drama wins top prize at Cannes”, yet what we are excited about is the fact that it was based on a comic book. Julie Maroh’s Le Bleu est Une Couleur Chaude was the basis for Abdellatif Kechiche‘s Blue is the Warmest Colour. Purportedly filled with explicit …

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