Orphan Black has proved to be a big hit with fans (if not Emmy Award voters) and so, to reward those fans, it has been decided that Orphan Black is getting its own comic book series. Set for release in early 2015, this new comic book series will tell “all-new stories” from the world of Orphan Black. So, not only will we have a third season to look forward to next year but we also have this new comic book series to look forward to as well. Uhhhh. Yeah, this only sounds like THE best idea in the world. More »
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Happy Batman Day
Today is Batman Day here on planet earth, which honors the 75th anniversary of the creation of the greatest superhero that has ever been and ever will be. Happy Batman Day to one and all! Here’s to 750 more years of The Dark Knight!
Coming in 2015
Author Chuck Palaniuk has announced that he has written a sequel to his 1996 novel Fight Club (which was adapted into a very successful film in 1999 that starred Brad Pitt and Edward Norton) that will be published next year as a Darkhorse Comics series. Fight Club 2 (terrible title, TBH) will be released next spring and will feature “the book’s unnamed narrator, Marla Singer and — of course — Tyler Durden“. As a huge fan of Fight Club (both the book and the movie), my initial reaction is Woot! But, speaking as fan, the more I think about a possible sequel … the less jazzed I am on the idea. Hmmm. More »
Falcon is the new Cap
Earlier this week we learned the somewhat surprising news that Marvel Comics has decided to turn their classic male superhero Thor, the God of Thunder, into a woman in future titles of their comic books. Today we learn that Marvel has also decided on a big change for another classic superhero, Captain America. In future titles of the Captain America comic books, the mantle of Captain America will be handed off by Steve Rogers to Samuel Wilson, making the Cap a Black superhero … which, I have to say, is effing fantastic!! More »
"Thor is no longer worthy"
Breaking comic book news to pass along right now … Marvel Comics has announced that one of its oldest and most beloved superheroes is going to undergo a change. The Mighty Thor — god of Thunder, worthy of spirit to wield the powerful hammer Mjolnir — will, for some reason, be deemed unworthy of his superhero mantle and will be replaced by a woman! That’s right folks, the new Thor will be a woman in the comic books. The View announcement gave no details about the gender change, only that the superhero god will soon become a goddess, but you can read the full press release announcement from Marvel below. Hmmm. More »
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"He dies heroically. He dies selflessly."
Back in April we learned that comic book character Archie Andrews would be killed off in the ironically titled comic book series Life With Archie in a special issue that will be released this week. Today we learn how Archie will be killed as we get our first look at the cover of this special commemorative double issue. Killing off comic book characters isn’t anything new but the way in which Archie is killed in Life With Archie is fairly new and unique. Archie will be shot and killed defending his gay best friend Kevin Keller. Click below to learn more about the forthcoming death of Archie Andrews. More »
Peace the Spork Out
In recent years, Archie Comics has made headlines with storylines about same-sex marriage and openly gay characters but today we learn that the long-running comic book series is making headlines with the news that Archie Andrews, the main character of Archie Comics, is being killed off in the final issue of the ironically titled Life With Archie. In honor of Archie‘s upcoming death, a whole series of different covers will be released for the Death of Archie issue, some of which you can see in the gallery presented here. After you check out the covers, click below to find out why Archie is being killed off and learn how he will die. More »
Joseph Gordon-Levitt broke some pretty big news on his official Twitter profile last night that sent comic book fans into a tizzy as soon as he posted his tweet. JGL has informed us that he is working with author Neil Gaiman and screenwriter David Goyer (from the Batman films) to bring Gaiman‘s comic book series The Sandman to the big screen. As soon as the news started to make the rounds, media outlets started to proclaim that JGL would be starring in and/or directing the film … but he has clarified that — thus far — he has only signed on to produce the film. Click below to read Joe‘s exact tweets to learn the news directly from him and GET EXCITED, y’all! This is very, very good news, I think. More »
'Dexter Down Under'
Back in April, before the final season of Dexter aired on Showtime last summer, we learned that author Jeff Lindsay teamed up with Marvel Comics to publish a 5 issue run of Dexter comic books. Today, we learn that Marvel and Lindsay want to continue their collaboration with a new comic book series that will pick up where the Dexter TV series left off. Titled Dexter Down Under, this comic book series will tell the tale of Dexter Morgan (and his serial killer killing ways) as he finds new life outside of his usual Miami, FL setting. More »
Meet the new Ms. Marvel
Marvel Comics has announced that their roster of superheroes is about to be a bit more diversified because next year a new Ms. Marvel will be introduced … and she will be Muslim. In February 2014, Ms. Marvel #1 will be released featuring Kamala Khan as the new superhero but she will be formerly introduced in January in a prequel comic. For the first time in Marvel Comics history, one of its superheroes will be a Muslim woman. How cool is that? More »
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