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Tonight: “Arrow” 5th Season Premiere on The CW (10/5/2016)

Hey there readers, its once again time to aim your arrows at the target as the live action series featuring the Green Arrow continue with the 5th season of “Arrow” on The CW. Check out some details below and I will close up with some of my own thoughts.

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The Premise/Recap:
In season four, Oliver becomes “Green Arrow”. He and his allies fight against the terrorist organization H.I.V.E., headed by the mystically enhanced Damien Darhk (Neal McDonough), who is attacking Star City (formerly Starling City). Over the season, John Diggle discovers that his brother Andy (Eugene Byrd) is alive and a H.I.V.E. soldier; Thea works alongside Oliver under the alias “Speedy”, but struggles to control the blood-lust left with her following her resurrection; and learning of Thea’s encounter with the Lazarus Pit, Laurel struggles to bring back her sister Sara by the same method. Oliver’s life as Green Arrow and his his relationship with Felicity are complicated by his mayoral run and the revelation that he is father to a nine-year-old son. Oliver ultimately discovers that Damien plans on detonating nuclear weapons and ruling a new world over the Earth’s ashes. In flashbacks, Oliver returns to Lian Yu to infiltrate the organization known as Shadowspire on behalf of Amanda Waller, and has his first encounter with the mystical idol used by Darhk in the present-day narrative. (thanks Wiki).

The Cast:
Stephen Amell portrays Oliver Queen/The Arrow/Green Arrow
Katie Cassidy portrays Laurel Lance/Black Canary
David Ramsey portrays John Diggle/Spartan
Willa Holland portrays Thea Queen/Speedy
Paul Blackthorne portrays Detective Quentin Lance
Emily Bett Rickards portrays Felicity Smoak/Overwatch
Colton Haynes portrays Roy Harper/Arsenal
Manu Bennett portrays Slade Wilson/Deathstroke
John Barrowman portrays Malcolm Merlyn
Echo Kellum portrays Curtis Holt
Josh Segarra will portray Adrian Chase
Rick Gonzalez as Rene Ramierez/Wild Dog
Chad L. Coleman as Tobias Church
Madison McLaughlin as Evelyn Sharp/Artemis
Tyler Ritter as Detective Malone
Carly Pope as Susan Williams
Joe Dinicol as Rory Regan / Ragman
Dolph Lundgren as Constantine Kovar
Cody Runnels as Derek Sampson
Wil Traval as Christopher Chance
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Check The Trailer: “Arrow” Season 5 From SDCC

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The San Diego Comic Con for 2016 would be ending today and one of the things that I have already noted in several posts is how this convention keeps me busy tossing together posts about trailers for upcoming films or the skimpiest of teaser clips. While we’ve attended to many of the awesome movies that are coming down the pike, its time to pay a little mind to the television shows that feature these colorful characters. I’ll be starting with The CW Television Network since they have not one, but five different DC Comics shows airing during the week. “Arrow” was the first one and it begins its fifth season in October. Here is the trailer for this upcoming season.

PiercingMetal Thoughts: I’m not going to mince words here because I absolutely hated so much about the fourth season of “Arrow”. There were some deaths that I felt made no sense in the larger scheme of things and other instances where it was just taking too damned long to get to a closing point. I’m happy that he is finally called The Green Arrow though. A couple of my friends loved it and some others agreed with me so we have a talking point. If S5 doesn’t win me over during the first few episodes I am dropping this one from the DVR programming and focusing my time on something else. I’d love to see a better use of Mr. Terrific in the new season (if we are even going to hear the character who plays him use that name) and some additional super-heroes that can expand this small screen “Arrowverse” a bit better. Hey bring back The Huntress while you are at it, and even Deathstroke. It can’t hurt. What do you readers think of this new season trailer? Let me know in the comments section if you have been watching the show. If you are way behind, they are on Netflix now so you have some more reasons to subscribe. Stay tuned for more.

Official Wiki: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Arrow_(TV_series)

DC Comics First Issues Coming In June 2016

Alright my friends, we are up to the DC Comics offerings for June 2016 and this is the big one, or well at least the start of the big one because the “DC Universe: Rebirth” event is here. Yep, there is no more “The New 52” series running and it’s time to go back to the basics and start anew. This new initiative is going to find brand new first issues coming out en masse and many of them will be available twice a month once the series get started. Many of the titles will bear a $2.99 cover price which is cool since it’s a little cheaper but remember you will be getting two issues each month so it probably doesn’t matter if you collect a lot of titles and buy that “reserved for posterity” copy as well. With “Rebirth”, the core titles will each get a special one-shot “Rebirth” issue that will lead us into the new series. Since the new comics have already hit the stands a couple of days ago with my timing of this post, I can say that I read a bunch and its really off to a promising start. I highly recommend that you start your own journey into “Rebirth” with the special edition one-shot that came out last month entitled “DC Universe: Rebirth”. Its already up to a third printing as it’s been that well-received. As always the press and images come care of our friends at DC Comics and we only showcase the first issue in the narratives. There are other titles running concurrently. Here we go.

"Superman: Rebirth" #1
“Superman: Rebirth” #1

SUPERMAN: REBIRTH #1: The world needs a Man of Steel, but can Superman protect the world while raising a super-son with his wife, Lois Lane? IT BEGINS: Now it’s Clark’s turn to be Pa Kent and teach his son what it means to be super, but who is hunting Superman’s son—and why?

Written by PETER J. TOMASI; Art by DOUG MAHNKE and JAIME MENDOZA; Cover by DOUG MAHNKE

"Superman" #1
“Superman” #1

SUPERMAN #1: “THE SON OF SUPERMAN” chapter one. The Last Son of Krypton must decide whether to help his young son use his new and rapidly increasing abilities, or hide them from the world.
THE CREATORS: The team supreme that brought fans the adventures of Damian Wayne in “Batman and Robin” returns for the adventures of Superman and his offspring.

Written by PETER J. TOMASI; Art and cover by PATRICK GLEASON and MICK GRAY
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DC Comics First Issues + Coming March 2016

Wow. Can you believe we are in March already? This 2016 year is playing no games in terms of the speed that its passing us by and while I often refer to the month as “March Metal Madness” for the heavy music stuff I guess I am going to start citing this as “March Media Madness” for the films and comic book postings like this one. That being said, let’s get to examining the offerings from DC Comics. Historically speaking about these posts, I’ve locked into only presenting those first issues coming out but with this month we have to pay some attention to the fact that the remaining titles that fell under “The New 52” labelling are reaching their 50th issue this month. Those covers and premise from the DC media desk are presented for your shopping ease. Let’s go.

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“Legends Of Tomorrow” #1

LEGENDS OF TOMORROW #1: It’s four powerhouse tales in one colossal comic, as some of comics’ most legendary talents launch new tales of Firestorm, Metamorpho, Metal Men and Sugar and Spike—that’s right, Sugar and Spike! Main Cover by Aaron Lopresti

FIRESTORM: Firestorm is back! To save Jason Rausch, Firestorm will need to retrieve Danton Black’s stolen research from Professor Stein’s lab. But if Jason can’t fuse with Ronnie by the Firestorm Protocol…who can? Written by Gerry Conway, Art by Eduardo Pansica and Rob Hunter

METAL MEN: Doctor Will Magnus’ Metal Men may be the next step in robotics technology, but when the mysterious cyber-terrorist known only as Nameless comes after them, they may have met their match! Written by Len Wein, Art by Yildiray Cinar and Trevor Scott

METAMORPHO: Metamorpho—a prisoner of millionaire industrialist Simon Stagg! Now, the only person who can save him is Stagg’s beautiful daughter, Sapphire!? But can they defeat Stagg’s prehistoric bodyguard, Java? Written by Aaron Lopresti, Art by Aaron Lopresti with Matt Banning

SUGAR & SPIKE: The last time we saw Sugar and Spike, they were still in diapers! Now, they’re grown up, and they’ve become private investigators who specialize in cleaning up embarrassing problems for the DCU’s greatest heroes. Sugar & Spike’s first assignment: retrieve a cache of Batman’s retired costumes that have been stolen by Killer Moth! Written by Keith Giffen, Art by Bilquis Evely.
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DC Comics Proudly Presents: “The New 52” hits 52!

Believe it or not, we are heading toward the fifty second issue of many of the currently running DC Comics titles. Back in 2011, the company relaunched “52” of its core titles under the banner of “The New 52” and this press release and images will help us celebrate the momentous occasion. Read on down below.

The Press Release:
Celebrating 52 issues of incredible storytelling, DC Entertainment’s May 2016 variant cover theme will pay homage to the #1 issues of eleven comics that debuted in 2011 when DC Entertainment rebooted their superhero publishing line and revitalized the comics industry as a whole. It was a momentous occasion then, and is an anniversary to celebrate now!

Inspired by Cliff Chiang’s Wonder Woman #1, Rags Morales and Brad Anderson’s Action Comics #1, Adam Hughes’ Batgirl #1, and more, these brand-new “The New 52” variants will grace the covers of those same landmark titles that are hitting issue #52 in May. Illustrated by an all-star lineup of incredible talent, May’s lineup of variant covers are as remarkable as the industry-changing covers they’re based on. “The New 52” variants are the latest in a variety of monthly themes.

Action Comics #52 variant cover by Ben Oliver

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“Action Comics” #52

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