Greetings my comic book loving Legions, it’s time to bow our heads once more as the news about the legendary scribe Dennis “Denny” O’Neill passing away is making the rounds. An official statement from DC Comics is presented beneath the photo and then I will offer up some personal insight. Mr. O’Neill was 81 years old.
From DC Comics:
DC is deeply saddened by the loss of our longtime friend and industry legend, Dennis “Denny” O’Neil.
Denny began his professional career as a reporter in Missouri, and it was a series of articles he wrote in the mid-1960s about the comic book industry that caught the attention of Marvel editor Roy Thomas. Denny soon started writing for comics, and in 1968 he contributed his first stories to DC. Denny quickly became one of the company’s most influential contributors, writing six or seven stories a month.
It was only a short time ago that actor Stephen Amell who plays Oliver Queen aka The Green Arrow, sent this notice out to the Internet regarding his future and the status of The CW Network’s hit show “Arrow”. Read on…
Playing Oliver Queen has been the greatest professional experience of my life… but you can’t be a vigilante forever.
Arrow will return for a final run of 10 episodes this Fall.
There’s so much to say… for now I just want to say thank you.
Let’s continue on with the comic book solicitations when it comes to the DC Comics side of the fence in terms of first issues and special anniversaries. This month, we are hitting what amounts to a milestone in comic book history as “Detective Comics” hits its 1000th issue. I began a lengthy post of variant covers a few months ago and added to it as I discovered any new variations. You should definitely peruse that narrative by clicking HERE just in case you are interested in a few of the issues since some of them are rare and very exclusive. Now let’s get onto the rest of the stuff.
THE BATMAN WHO LAUGHS: THE GRIM KNIGHT #1: Ripped from Batman’s greatest nightmares, the Grim Knight is his world’s most dangerous vigilante, unafraid to use any weapon and go to any lengths to stop those whom he deems worthy of death. Trained with the finest arsenal Wayne money can buy, learn the secret origin of the second-deadliest Batman, hand selected by the Batman Who Laughs to bring his dark plans to fruition. This one-shot has a big 28-page story! One shot.
The 2018 Comic Con International: San Diego (or SDCC) will end today, Sunday the 22nd. Though we didn’t attend, we’ve been loading up the assorted sneak peeks and trailers that have been revealed. If you’ve missed any of them, just click HERE for the rundown of these narratives. Yesterday, The CW Network unveiled its trailers for the DC Universe of shows and I’ve loaded them in to run across the day. Let’s begin with “Arrow”, the show that pretty much began it all.
Alright, I’m down to the last of the currently running DC Comics television shows that were premiering this week. “Arrow” begins its sixth season this evening, so below you will find the dramatic season poster along with some previous season recap and casting. I’ll close out with where I am at with the show at this point as well when we close up.
Season Five Recap: In season five, Oliver trains young heroes Wild Dog, Mister Terrific, Artemis, and Ragman to join him in his war on crime following Laurel’s death and Thea’s resignation. He subsequently recruits a new Black Canary as well: metahuman vigilante and former police detective Dinah Drake. Supported by new allies, Oliver tries to balance vigilantism with his new role as mayor. He is also threatened by the mysterious and deadly villain Prometheus, who has a connection to Oliver’s past. In flashbacks, Oliver joins the Bratva in Russia as part of an plot to assassinate Konstantin Kovar. There, he meets and is trained by one of Ra’s al Ghul’s daughters, Talia al Ghul, as a hooded archer, before eventually returning to Lian Yu. Continue reading Tonight: “Arrow” On The CW Network (10/12/2017)→