Who's Coming Out?
Back in February of 2009, DC Comics introduced Batwoman as its first openly gay headlining superhero. Today we learn that DC is planning to reintroduce an already established superhero as gay. We don’t know for sure which hero it will be but from a company with characters like Superman, Batman, Wonder Woman, Flash, Green Lantern and more, the mind boggles as to which “established character” will come out as gay. Details are light right now about this coming out but you can click below to read all the reported deets currently available. More »
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Now that the world has fallen in love with The Hulk again, thanks to the stunning success of the big screen adaptation of The Avengers, Disney/Marvel is lookin’ to capitalize on the rekindled love affair. Back in the late 70s/early 80s, CBS aired the TV series The Incredible Hulk. This week, Disney-owned ABC has announced plans to bring The Hulk back to TV. The show won’t be hitting the air this year but it’s deffo on track to debut next year. More »
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The Witch Is Back
After two animated series in 1969 and 1971, as well as a live action sitcom which ran for seven years starring Melissa Joan Hart, Sony is turning Sabrina The Teenage Witch into a superhero movie in the vein of Spider-Man. Deadline is reporting that despite some changes to the story and characters, and the fact that they are planning to make the movie “edgier”, they are keeping Salem the black cat. They haven’t announced anything yet about casting, and it will be interesting to see who they pick to play Sabrina, who most people now associate with the 90′s sitcom version. What do you think of this extension of the Sabrina franchise? More »
"Betty the Vampironica Slayer"
In January, Archie Comics tackled the issue of same-sex marriage. In February, Archie Comics tackled the issue of interracial marriage. This month, Archie Comics takes on the world of Buffy the Vampire Slayer. Yep, that’s right … in Archie Comics No. 261, Betty becomes Betty the Vampire Slayer as she battles Vampironica (Veronica) for the heart of Archie. How much do I love this? Click below to check out the cover of this fun new issue. More »
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Drusilla is Getting Her Own Comic Book Series
Earlier this month we got a surprising update from the comic book world of Buffy the Vampire Slayer about Buffy Summers‘s unplanned pregnancy (and the choice she now has to make) but today we get a bit of a fun update from the comic book world of Buffy. Juliet Landau, the actress who played the villanious vampire Drusilla on the TV series, will be penning a special spin-off comic book series based on the Drusilla character! Click below to check out the first art released from this upcoming new comic book spin-off and read more about the Drusilla comic book mini-series to come. More »
MAJOR Spoiler Alert Warning
In January of 2011, in the wake of the death of a MAJOR character in the Buffy the Vampire Slayer universe, Joss Whedon gave an interview to Entertainment Weekly magazine where he discussed the ending of the comic book series Buffy the Vampire Slayer: Season 8 and spoke a bit about what was to come in Buffy the Vampire Slayer: Season 9. The 9th season of BtVS is already in full swing as Issue 6 hits newsstands today … and you are NEVER going to guess the challenge that Buffy Summers faces in this new issue of the comic book series. At the time of his interview last year, Joss revealed that BtVS: Season 9 would be “more like the television show” … but the subject matter of the newest Buffy comic was NEVER featured in the Buffy TV series. The revelation below is a MAJOR SPOILER if you have not read the new comic book yet so proceed with caution. I will tell you that Buffy faces a challenge that she has never faced before … and it is a challenge that is arguably more formidable than any Big Bad villain she has ever faced. Read on to find out more. More »
AND They Have a BABY!
Early last month we learned that Archie Comics, arguably THE most revolutionary comic book series when it comes to showcasing equality, published an issue of Life with Archie that featured the same-sex marriage of Kevin Keller and Dr. Clay Walker. Today we learn that Archie Comics is showcasing another marriage in Archie Comics No. 633 … but this time, it is the interracial marriage of Archie and Valerie from Josie and the Pussycats. In this issue of Archie Comics, not only do Archie and Valerie get married … but they also have a baby daughter. Click below to get your first look at the cover of Archie Comics No. 633 featuring Archie, Valerie and their baby girl. More »
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The Book That Became a Movie Becomes a Book Again
The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo novel by author Steig Larsson has, to date, sold millions of copies worldwide in a host of translated languages. As a result of that success, a series of Swedish films have been produced and a new English-language series of films is currently in production. Today we learn that Dragon Tattoo is making the leap to another format … back to the book … in graphic novel form. Click below to get your first look at the upcoming graphic novel release of The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo. More »
BUT, Justin Hartley will NOT Play the Character
Great news, comic book superhero fans … The CW, the network of the long-running Superman TV series Smallville, has announced that it is planning to produce a new TV series based on the DC Comics character Green Arrow. Smallville fans should remember that Green Arrow (and his secret identity Oliver Queen) made quite a few appearances on the show … he was played by actor Justin Hartley. Altho, IMHO, Hartley did a great job with the role, he is NOT being considered for the lead role in this planned new series. Still, The CW is moving from the script phase to the pilot phase … and Green Arrow might be making his solo television debut this Fall. More »
The Wedding of Kevin Keller
Back in April of 2010, the long running Archie Comics introduced a new gay character named Kevin Keller. In March of 2011, Kevin Keller got his own spin-off comic book series alongside the various other Archie Comics offerings. Today we learn that Archie Comics is celebrating this month its first same-sex marriage in Life With Archie No. 16. The Life With Archie title takes place in a future comic book universe and in Issue No. 16, Kevin Keller — an army veteran — marries his partner Dr. Clay Walker. This is deffo not your father’s Archie Comics storyline … but it is a very important, timely and effing awesome storyline nonetheless. More »