Since we are on the topic of the upcoming “Justice League” movie, let’s slide back into the comic book realm for this exciting stuff. I’ll let the press release educate you about this batch of variant covers that will help celebrate the film in advance of its opening. Dig in.
The Press Release:
As the world awaits the big screen debut of “Justice League,” DC is getting in on the action with a special collection of variant covers inspired by the forthcoming film! Illustrated by the some of the comic industry’s most acclaimed artists, these variant covers showcase DC’s iconic Super Hero team in the likeness of their big screen counterparts. Fans are getting their first look today at variant covers available on the November editions of flagship DC titles featuring members of the famed Justice League.
Now that “Wonder Woman” is kicking some behind in the box office, the attention is starting to build up for the Late Fall opening “Justice League” film. With this being the case the toys are going to start coming as well, and Mattel has just recently unveiled their first group of action figures that is based on the film. Let’s take a look at them with the official images.
I’ve been enjoying the DC Animated features for a few years now and quite honestly I think I like them a lot more than the actual big screen live-action films for the most part. For me they are better extensions of the comic book page and with that please allow me to share the latest film being offered up “Justice League Dark”. I’ve got some additional thoughts at the close as well so dig in.
About The Film: Justice League Dark is an upcoming 2017 American animated superhero film produced by Warner Bros. Animation and distributed by Warner Home Video. Featuring the DC Comics team of the same name created by Peter Milligan and Mikel Janin, the film will be the twenty-seventh film in the DC Universe Animated Original Movies series. It is set to be released digitally on January 24, 2017 and on DVD and Blu-ray on February 7, 2017. The film is directed by Jay Oliva, and stars the voices of Matt Ryan, Jason O’Mara, Camilla Luddington, Nicholas Turturro, and Ray Chase. It will be the first Justice League film and the second DC Universe animated film to receive an R rating from the MPAA. Continue reading Warner Brothers Animation Presents: “Justice League Dark” (Official Trailer)→
It was recently revealed that actor Tyler Hoechlin (from MTV’s “Teen Wolf”) would be portraying the part of Superman on the CW Network’s “Supergirl” show. Previous show viewers might recall that CBS dropped the program from its schedule and The CW picked it up. They are under the same umbrella anyway and this move makes the most sense. Its better than losing the show altogether. Yesterday Geekdom got their first full look at Tyler in the red and blue. Check it out below.
PiercingMetal Thoughts: It seems as though we are sticking with the lack of the red trunks for the Superman suit and I am still not sure how I feel about that since the original look was so iconic for the character but I guess I can get over that. I think the look is good but there is such a difference in the actors between the television and film renditions that I think will get annoying to me. They should have looked for an actor that resembled a younger Henry Cavil in some sense since he is the one we are seeing in all the films. It would have built more consistency in viewers minds. I am 50/50 on the inclusion of Superman in the Supergirl show as well. I preferred him being someone who was referenced and off handling bigger threats and feel that by adding him to the mix that Supergirl is lessened in importance. Yes they are both Kryptonians and have the same invulnerable physiology but Superman has been at the game a lot longer and hence better at resolving all of the potential issues. This is just my deep comic book geek speaking out. What do you readers think of the characters inclusion and how this actor looks in the costume? Let me know in the comments below. I am very much looking forward to the season and hope for more crossovers with the other shows.
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: 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: “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.