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It’s Official! Chris Pine Will Play Steve Trevor In ‘Wonder Woman’

WW's main man

In March of this year, we first heard that Chris Pine was being considered as the new Green Lantern in the forthcoming reboot of the superhero movie franchise … but in May, we learned that he was also being considered for the role of Steve Trevor, the love interest in the forthcoming Wonder Woman stand-alone film. Today we learn from The Wrap that Chris has officially signed on to play Wonder Woman / Diana Prince‘s love interest in her forthcoming series of movies. Personally, considering the other big roles that Pine is already committed to (chief among them as Captain James T. Kirk in the new Star Trek films), I think the smaller role of Steve Trevor in the WW movies is the perfect part for him. This is really great news, I think. More »

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Daredevil Will Battle The Punisher In ‘Marvel’s Daredevil’ Season 2

"The season is being described as Daredevil Vs. The Punisher!"

Earlier this month, we learned that actor Jon Bernthal has been cast as The Punisher / Frank Castle in the forthcoming second season of Marvel’s Daredevil on Netflix. It is commonly known that both Daredevil and The Punisher are both heroes that fight the forces of evil in NYC (tho, in very different ways). But, that’s not to suggest that the two heroes are necessarily friends. Today we hear that The Punisher will be featured heavily in season two of Marvel’s Daredevil but NOT as a villain per se … which means that the TV show story will very likely follow the adversarial story between these two that has been told and retold in the Marvel comic books. The season is being described as “Daredevil vs. The Punisher“, which has a really nice ring to me. More »

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DC Comics Is Giving Batman A Sleek New Costume

Batman begins again

Back in March we learned that DC Comics was planning to update the costumes for both Wonder Woman and Superman in upcoming issues of their respective comic book titles and today we learn that they are also giving Batman a new costume as well. Back when the news about WW and Supes‘s new looks, it was revealed that Batman was also getting new armor but today we get to see what is underneath that armor. Of course, Bat‘s new look is black … but as you can see below, it’s pretty slick and, I think, a great style update. BUT BE WARNED: The first look at Batman‘s new comic book costume comes with a MAJOR spoiler about the comic book story. Proceed with caution. More »

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Wonder Woman, Supergirl, Batgirl & More Will Become ‘DC Comics Bombshells’ In A New WWII-Era Comic Book Series

"The series will explore war stories, romances, mysteries, heists, action adventure and horror"

Based on the success of a line of DC Comics Collectibles statues that reimagine some of our favorite DC Comics characters as World War II era superheroes called DC Comics Bombshells, the comic book company has decided to launch this summer a new line of comic books featuring these bombshell make-over heroes. Written by Marguerite Bennett with art by Marguerite Sauvage, DC Comics Bombshells will feature vintage DC heroines in an alternate WWII timeline. Click through the gallery to see what some of our fave DC Comics heroes (and villains) look like as vintage bombshells and then click below to learn more about this fun new comic book series debuting first digitally in July and in print in August. More »

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Hanging In Hell’s Kitchen

The TV Guide

I had really adventurous plans for my Friday night … unfortunately, they didn’t pan out because I kinda decided to stay in instead. I’ve been feeling a bit run down this week, mainly because I’ve been eating terribly. For whatever reason (mostly laziness), I’ve been eating junk food all week long … which has resulted in my lack of energy in getting out of the house. I really did plan to go out with friends last night but, well, it kinda didn’t happen. I did stay home and catch up on TV, movies and comics. I’ve been on a bit of a Dardevil kick lately so I spent part of my night reading DD comics on my iPad. More »

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Iceman Is Outed As Gay In ‘All-New X-Men #40′

The X-Men OG comes out

Iceman aka Bobby Drake is one of the original members of the famed X-Men superhero team in the world of Marvel Comics and in All-New X-Men #40, out today, he is revealed as gay. Well, actually, he is outed as gay by fellow X-Men member Jean Grey. Now the story arc that leads up to Iceman‘s coming out is a bit complicated but it would appear that Iceman / Bobby Drake has always been gay even tho, he has dated women in the past (most notably fellow X-Men member Rogue). Click below to see the comic book panels where Iceman is outed by Jean Grey and let’s celebrate the news that one of our most beloved X-Men characters no longer has to hide his sexuality. More »

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An Artist Expertly Reimagines Post-Punk/New Wave Rock Stars As Marvel Comics Superheroes

The Art of Billy Butcher

Remember back in 2013 when artist Billy Butcher reimagined a group of Post-Punk / New Wave rockers like Morrissey, Siouxsie Sioux, Robert Smith and more as DC Comics superheroes? Well, Butcher is back with that same group of rock stars this time reimagined as Marvel Comics superheroes. Click through the gallery to see Mozzer as The Hulk, Siouxsie as Scarlet Witch, Billy Idol as Thor, Johnny Rotten as Wolverine and more. While these Marvel illustrations are neat, I think I still prefer the DC Comics illustrations (I have the Moz as Superman, Siouxsie as Wonder Woman and Ian Curtis as Batman illustrations on t-shirts) but I LOVE what Billy Butcher has done with these beloved rockers and iconic heroes. Enjoy,

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DC Comics Is Giving Wonder Woman And Superman New Costumes

Super Makeover Fail

Earlier today I mentioned that I spent part of my night last night watching the failed Wonder Woman TV pilot from 2011 that never made it to air (thankfully) and right now I have a bit of new WW news to share. DC Comics has decided to give Wonder Woman and Superman, two of their most famous and popular characters, costume makeovers. Personally, I tend to prefer the original, traditional costumes that these superheroes wear but I’m always up for a change or two here and there. But honestly, I’m just not really feeling either costume update. Click below and see the skintight t-shirt and jeans combo they gave Superman (what?) and the full body unisuit they gave Wonder Woman (just, no). More »

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In The ‘Civil War’ Trenches

The TV Guide

Yesterday was another fairly quiet day for me. Instead of going out into the beautiful sunshiny weather, I decided to stay holed up inside my apartment buried under a pile of reading materials … which, I must admit, were all housed in my handy dandy and very compact iPad mini. Even still, I had a lot of reading that I promised myself I’d get through so I gave it my best go. As I’ve mentioned before, I’m currently reading the 98-issue Marvel Comics Civil War Event and last night I put a very serious dent in my reading. I’m not finished yet but I’m getting close. More »

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Kimber & Stormer Will Be Gay Lovers In The New ‘Jem And The Holograms’ Comic Book Series

"Jem was always really diverse"

Earlier this week we got a new look at the upcoming Jem and the Holograms comic book series when the first photos of the comic book versions of The Misfits were revealed on the cover of Jem and the Holograms #2. Today we learn that the writer and artist of this new Jem comic book series have made two of the main characters gay. Kimber Benton (the keytar playing younger sister of Jerrica Benton / Jem) and Mary Stormer Phillips (the songwriter and guitar player for The Misfits) will be gay in this new comic book series and they will be involved in a romantic relationship. This is awesome! In the ’80s cartoon series, Kimber and Stormer were secret friends even tho they were on rival bands and they even had an entire episode devoted to their collaborative friendship. It would appear that this new comic book version of Jem will take that friendship and turn it into a love affair … which I fully support! More »

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