Thanks to the happenings and reveals from the in progress Comic Con International: San Diego (or SDCC for short); Our Pop Culture side of the fence has been thriving over the last couple of weeks and there is a lot more to come. Earlier today, HBO revealed the first full Official Trailer for their upcoming dramatic series “Watchmen” which is a continuation of the story that transpired in the film of the same name. You can watch this down below and if you’d like to see any of the other reveals and revelations from SDCC this year just click HERE to launch a new tab with all of that awesome stuff.
Now we are onto the new launches from DC Comics for those who are following our Pop Culture comic books focuses. There are not a whole lot of brand new first issues launching this month but the summer is officially approaching so we have that lull and the focus becomes hitting the movies and even going outside much more than hunkering down in your respective cave reading comic books. As always there are more continuing series running but I don’t post those and instead focus on the brand new. Images and text original from DC Comics media resources and my closing editorial is all me. Let’s look.
EVENT LEVIATHAN #1: The groundbreaking and always-inventive team of writer Brian Michael Bendis and artist Alex Maleev (Jinxworld’s SCARLET, Marvel’s Daredevil) reunite on a mystery thriller that stretches across the DC Universe and touches every character from Batman to Superman to the Question to Talia al Ghul. With startling ease, a newly dangerous and aggressive Leviathan wipes out all its competition and now turns its sights to molding the world into its vision of order. Can the new threat’s growth be stopped…and who’s guiding its new agents of chaos?
written by BRIAN MICHAEL BENDIS; art and cover by ALEX MALEEV
SUPERMAN YEAR ONE #1: From the burning world of Krypton to the bucolic fields of Kansas, the first chapter of SUPERMAN YEAR ONE tracks Clark Kent’s youth in Kansas, as he comes to terms with his strange powers and struggles to find his place in our world. DC BLACK LABEL is proud to present the definitive origin of Superman as rendered by the legendary comics creators Frank Miller and John Romita Jr.! PRESTIGE FORMAT
written by FRANK MILLER; art by JOHN ROMITA JR. and DANNY MIKI; cover by JOHN ROMITA JR. and DANNY MIKI; cover by FRANK MILLER
PiercingMetal Thoughts: So as you can see not a lot of brand-new launches and with these two I will most likely be waiting until they are in a single collected edition. I need to move some of my single issues over to storage or sell them off to make some room. That’s unless I love the series when I peruse them on the shelves but what about you readers? Will you be picking up either of these new series? Chime in down below and I will see you next time around.
I really thought I had seen it all when Hasbro unveiled their “Ectotron”, a mashup of their classic Transformers license and “The Ghostbusters” most famous conveyance – The Ecto-1. If you don’t know what I am talking about just click HERE to see what I mean. Now, the fine folks at DC Collectibles (a big favorite of ours in terms of their action figures) has revealed the “Mikey as Batman” which is Michelangelo of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles as Batman. Take a look at the full press release below and the image were were serviced with.
My fellow geeks we seem to live in a work of prequels and sequels and I cannot imagine that there are folks among your number who have never read the absolute masterpiece of “Watchmen” or even seen the film that was pretty close to the original source material. Now, the folks at HBO and Warner Brothers Television/DC Entertainment are delivering a new dramatic series which is also called “Watchmen” and will follow the world that first stuff left behind. Let’s take a look at the first teaser trailer.
Let us rejoice my friends in comic book loving land because the day has at long last arrived and DC Comics long standing continuous series “Detective Comics” has reached its 1000th issue!!! The title originally launched in 1937 and ran numerous detective private eye kind of stuff but when issue #27 arrives the world would change as it was the first-ever appearance of The Batman. I’m planning on a milestone toast in the coming days but for now this is just an alert to get to the comic book store or wherever you prefer to order these things online.