Dexter Will Live On
Back in the Summer of 2011 it was first announced that the Showtime series Dexter, based on the novels by Jeff Lindsay, would be adapted into a comic book series for Marvel Comics. The book was due out in February but … it was never released. Today we learn that the Dexter comic book is still on track for release but, instead, it won’t be out until July … which times nicely with the release of the final season of the Dexter series on Showtime. HMMM. Click below to see the two covers for Dexter #1 and learn more about the much-delayed release of this new comic book series. More »
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Big, Bad and Blue
Back in December we learned officially that actor Jamie Foxx won the role of the villainous Electro in the forthcoming superhero sequel film The Amazing Spider-Man 2. Back in February, we saw the first photos of actor Andrew Garfield on the Amazing set in his newly revamped Spider-Man costume. A day later, we got our first look at Shailene Woodley in the role of Mary Jane Watson. Today we get another update from the set of The Amazing Spider-Man 2 … today we get our FIRST LOOK at Jamie Foxx in costume as Electro. It was reported previously that this film version of Electro would be a little different … as you can see in the photos below, he looks pretty different. More »
Last week we learned that Batwoman proposed to her comic book girlfriend in Batwoman #17 and today we’ve got some new gay comic book news to share. Wolverine, one of the most famous and most beloved members of Marvel Comics‘s X-Men series is revealed as a gay mutant superhero in X-Treme X-Men #9. Now, before y’all get excited about the prospect of hot man-on-man action between Wolvie and his same sex lover, I should clarify that this version of the character is featured in an alternate universe storyline … so this gay version of Wolverine is just a one-off. BUT STILL … I think comic book fans will welcome a muscly, hairy and gay Wolverine any way they can get him. Click below to see this version of Wolverine in all his hot gay glory. More »
Last May we learned that Marvel Comics was having its first same-sex wedding when Northstar married his longtime boyfriend Kyle Jinadu in Astonishing X-Men #51. Today we learn that DC Comics may be having a same-sex wedding soon because in Batwoman #17 (on newsstands now), Batwoman (secret identity Kathy Kane) proposes marriage to her girlfriend Captian Maggie Sawyer. As you may recall, we’ve recently learned about a few very cool gay characters in comic books … from the gay male slayer in Buffy the Vampire Slayer Season 9 to the alternate universe Green Lantern who is, in that world, gay. Batwoman has been an out gay character for some time now … so it’s nice to learn that she may be getting hitched soon. More »
'Kick-Ass 2' Is Coming!!!
Okay, don’t kick me out of the cool kid’s club for this… but… I’ve never seen Kick-Ass (*waits for gasps and tomatoes to be hurled at self*). The love of my life always starts watching it when I’m in the middle of doing something, and it’s just never happened for me! I have, however, caught a few scenes here and there and I really look forward to sitting down and watching the whole thing. And now I have another reason– Kick-Ass 2 is coming! And friggen Jim Carrey is in it! Click inside to get your first look at Jim Carrey as Colonel Stars And Stripes.
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The TV Guide
Yesterday was a pretty quiet day for me. I had a meeting yesterday afternoon that got me out of the house and late last night, I went over to Steph and Alek’s for a quick drink but most of the day was spent indoors. I mentioned last week that I recently downloaded a STASH of digital comic books to my new iPad and I spent much of yesterday evening reading some comics. I was a HUGE fan of the TV series The Six Million Dollar Man when I was a young kid. Steve Austin, the show’s hero, has been reborn in the comic book series The Bionic Man … and I spent part of my day yesterday getting reacquainted with this new version of the Bionic Man. More »
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'Amazon' is Coming
Back in September we learned that The CW is planning to produce a new TV series based on Wonder Woman, just one year after NBC failed to bring the Amazonian superhero to the small screen. Today we learn that The CW has put the call out for young actresses to audition for the new lead role of Wonder Woman. A treatment for the show has made its way to the Internets and it sounds pretty cool …
except for the fact that the plan is to change WW‘s secret identity name from Diana to Iris UPDATE: It turns out her name won’t be changed after all. HMMM. Click below to read the treatment and learn more about this possible new series. More »
The TV Guide
SO … I’ve been loving my new iPad lately and it’s mostly due to the way that magazines and comic books look on the nifty little device. With the new retina screen, the photographs and artwork are stunning. I’ve stopped reading magazines because once they pile up, I never have time to read thru them. I never carry print copies with me because, why? Now that I can read The New Yorker, The Atlantic, GQ, Vanity Fair, Entertainment Weekly, etc. on the iPad, I can always have access to them all on one device. Brilliant. But it was the discovery of how awesome digital comic books are that really solidified my love of the iPad. And as a result, I’m now the proud owner of a pretty massive collection of digital comics :D More »
It Will Go Head-To-Head with 'The Avengers 2'
Back in August of 2010 we started hearing reports that plans were in the works to bring the comic book series The Justice League to the big screen (and, as you may know, the Justice League is a group of superheroes — like Superman, Batman, Wonder Woman and more — working together to save the world). At the time, Marvel had decided to make a film based on their own superhero group The Avengers (and, as we know, that film was a smash success this year). Today we learn that DC Comics has finally set a release date for the first Justice League film … which will come out in 2015 … the same year that The Avengers 2 will be released. It looks like the Justice League and The Avengers will be battling for supremacy at the box office that year. More »
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Clark Gives Up the Newspaper for a Blog
Remember back in August when we learned that Superman had dumped his longtime love interest Lois Lane for his fellow Justice League compatriot Wonder Woman? Yeah, well, today we learn of another pretty major lifestyle change in the life of Clark Kent / Superman. Almost since his creation back in 1940, Superman‘s secret identity — the mild-mannered Clark Kent — has worked as a news reporter for the fictional newspaper The Daily Planet. Today we learn that Clark will be quitting The Daily Planet in Superman issue no. 13 … because he plans to start writing a blog. Yes, folks, the times they are a-changin’. More »
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