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DC Collectibles Says “Bring Home The Justice League For Batman Day” 2018

We received this bit of news just before “Batman Day” which is tomorrow if you haven’t already heard the news. Check this out, and bring the Justice League home with you.

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The Press Release:
New DC Collectibles 6-inch Action Figure Line Will Be Available Exclusively on DC Universe Subscription Service. Straight from the screen to your shelves, DC Collectibles is gearing up to release an all-new 6-inch action figure line based on the acclaimed Justice League animated series that aired from 2001-2004. The new figures will be available exclusively for DC Universe members and can be purchased starting Batman Day, September 15, timed to the launch of the DC Universe subscription service.

The new line is an expansion of DC Collectibles’ bestselling animated action figure collection which also includes figures based on popular DC animated shows “Batman: The Animated Series”, “The New Batman Adventures” and “Superman: The Animated Series”. On September 15, DC Universe members can watch the entire Justice League animated series and then head over to the “Shop” tab on the DC Universe app to purchase Batman, Wonder Woman, Superman and more of their favorite characters from the show in 3D form. Here is the official release schedule:
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The CW Presents: “Supergirl” SDCC 2017 Official Trailer

As previously discussed, the Comic Con International: San Diego or “SDCC” to most, was just held this past weekend and as expected offered up a wealth of trailers for films and television shows that we fill up the DVR with. There were so many trailers to share with you from the convention that we’ve made the choice to serve up one per day when it comes to the CW Television Network series. The pairing against the regularly posted music content lets us mix it up nice and evenly. Here now is the Official Trailer for “Supergirl” Season Three.

Key Cast/Characters:
Melissa Benoist as Kara Zor-El/Kara Danvers/Supergirl
Mehcad Brooks as James Olsen/Guardian
Chyler Leigh as Alex Danvers
Jeremy Jordan as Winslow “Winn” Schott, Jr.
David Harewood as J’onn J’onzz/Martian Manhunter
Calista Flockhart as Cat Grant
Chris Wood as Mon-El
Floriana Lima as Maggie Sawyer
Katie McGrath, who portrays Lena Luthorn
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Tonight: “Supergirl” 2nd Season Premiere on The CW (10/10/2016)

“Look up in the sky, and on a different network, its a bird, its a plane its Supergirl!!!!” Yes my friends, CBS might have let go of the “Supergirl” live action series but now its a part of The CW and I think in a much better place since its in the company of “The Flash”, “Arrow” and “Legends Of Tomorrow”. Check out the shows premise recap and some cast and then I’ll return with some thoughts.

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The Premise/Recap:
Kara Zor-El was sent to Earth from the doomed planet Krypton as a 12-year-old by her parents Zor-El (Robert Gant) and Alura (Laura Benanti). Alura gave her instructions to protect her infant cousin Kal-El, and informed her that she, like her cousin, would have extraordinary powers under Earth’s yellow sun. En route to Earth, Kara’s spacecraft was diverted by a shock wave from Krypton’s explosion and forced into the Phantom Zone, where it stayed for 24 years. During this period, time stopped for Kara so, when the spacecraft eventually escaped the Phantom Zone, she still appeared to be a 13-year-old girl. By the time the spacecraft crash landed on Earth, Kal-El had grown up and become Superman. After helping her out of the craft, Superman took Kara to be adopted by his friends, the Danvers family. The main series begins eleven years later when the now 24-year-old Kara is learning to embrace her powers after previously hiding them.

Kara hid her powers for more than a decade, believing that Earth didn’t need another hero. However, she has to reveal her powers to thwart an unexpected disaster, setting her on her own journey of heroism as National City’s protector. Kara discovers that hundreds of the criminals her mother prosecuted as a judge on Krypton are hiding on Earth, including her mother’s twin sister Astra (also played by Benanti) and Astra’s husband Non (Chris Vance), who seek to rule the world. After briefly becoming suspicious of the true agenda of her boss, Hank Henshaw, she and her adoptive sister, Alex Danvers, secretly discover that Henshaw is actually a benevolent alien refugee, J’onn J’onzz, who has resided on Earth for over fifty years after escaping a holocaust on his homeworld of Mars. J’onn infiltrated the DEO to reform the organization as well as to watch over both Alex and Kara in addition to guiding the latter in the use of her powers due to his experience with his own abilities. Kara is also being targeted by Earth’s criminals as the result of her being related to Superman, and later on encounters an emerging community of metahumans and individuals from parallel universes. In the process, Kara accumulates her own rogues gallery who seeks to defeat and destroy her. She is aided by a few close friends and family who guard her secrets—most notably her cousin’s longtime friend, James Olsen —which also serves as a major plot in high tech mogul Maxwell Lord’s scheme to expose Kara’s identity. (thanks Wiki)
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DC Comics #1’s Coming In June 2015

Have you managed to recover from the multiple issue craziness that was Convergence”? Well, as you might have surmised the DC Comics Universe was left a drastically changed one as a result. The New 52 as we knew it seems to be half in place with some titles returning to publishing while others are gone and have been replaced with a host of other new titles. Whew its enough to make you scream aloud as you scramble to calculate just how much your comics purchasing bill will be. As usual I am sharing provided press and cover artwork and will close out with my own views on these titles. They are the full month of June titles and some have already hit the stands and as I just did for my Marvel solicits I have listed them alphabetically. There are a lot of titles so let’s get to work.

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“Bat-Mite” #1

Bat-Mite #1: Bat-Mite is here to fix the DC Universe – one hero at a time! Convinced that he’s the imp that put Batman on the map, he’s spreading his expertise all over the DC Universe, eager to boost the careers of heroes he thinks need his “help.” Don’t miss the start of this six-issue all-ages miniseries!

Written by DAN JURGENS, Art and cover by CORIN HOWELL
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DC Comics “The New 52” First Issues: “The Edge” Titles

As previously blogged about in the PiercingMetal Musings; DC Comics recently re-launched a number of titles and started them off from issue #1 under the branding of “The New 52”. The initiative’s prime objective being to up the number of titles available each month and to offer new readers an easier chance to jump on board with their characters. New costumes and beginnings are par for the course with the reboot but a number of the company’s most historic moments shall remain unaffected. The New 52 appears to have segmented the titles into a number of different groups based on the relation of the character – for instance there is a Superman and Batman grouping to enjoy and each title relates directly to the character. From these segments I have opted to share my thoughts on the first issues for your reading pleasure. The Edge titles are a little more unique than the others as they feature three titles most commonly associated with the Wildstorm imprint. Comic fans from a couple of decades ago might recall that Wildstorm (a Jim Lee creation) was once part of Image Comics until DC Comics purchased it in around 1999 (unless I am mistaken). As a comics universe it operated independently from that of the DCU but with The New 52 reboot we are finding those characters integrated into a single setting and working together. Here’s what we get with the eleven titles: Stormwatch, Voodoo, Grifter, Deathstroke, I had most of these titles to examine and any missing parts shall be added to the blog when they are looked at.

“Stormwatch” #1

Stormwatch 1: I read the original “Stormwatch” when it was under the Image Comics banner but like many titles over the years did not keep up on it. The premise of a team of super beings working together in a global sense with one main person dishing out the agenda of the day (Weatherman) was interesting enough, but I had too many issues of Spider-Man, Superman and Batman to keep up with to find me focused on something new when it came down to it. I think I gave the storylines a year and still have most of those issues somewhere. Today’s Stormwatch finds the same global mind presence but I didn’t see Weatherman anywhere and instead the new team is out and about building up its membership roster. A lot of the issue is spent chasing Apollo (who was in The Authority) and he is a Superman class being that would bring a lot of power to the team. Also present is the Martian Manhunter and I am guessing that this is the reason we didn’t find him involved with the Justice League. Only time will tell if he serves a better purpose in this role as opposed to the other team where he is quite appreciated. During the chasing going on down on the Earth we meet the pending nasty that will need a smiting and he appears to possess The Swordsman in order to get the better of Stormwatch. I felt a little too much time was spent chasing Apollo around before they had the chance to explain themselves but what can you do. Paul Cornell writes and Miguel Sepulveda draws. One has to wonder what made them choose Stormwatch over WildC.A.T.s as I felt the latter was a slightly better title.
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