WB Bringing Yet another Super Hero to the Small Screen with ‘Static Shock’

- 10-21-14Comics, TV Posted by Jason McAnelly

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Because super heroes make money, Warner Bros. is taking advantage of their relationship (i.e.: copyright contracts) with DC to produce as many super-powered television shows and movies as they can. They’ve done a damned fine job so far with Gotham, Arrow and The Flash. Now we’ll be seeing what may be the first modern, live-action series featuring an African-American hero with Static Shock. (more…)

Marvel Does Altruism By Creating Hearing-Impaired Heroes

- 10-21-14Comics Posted by Adam A. Donaldson

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One of the first comic books I owned as a Spider-Man adventure that doubled as a powerful lesson about drug abuse and just saying no. Even in the regular comic books, there were public service messages amongst the action and the ads, like a particular Colgate ad I remember that featured Captain America teaming up with an anthropomorphized toothbrush and toothpaste to fight tooth decay. Lesson learned. Comics have the power to do more than be movie franchise fodder, and every now and then we remember that. To wit, Marvel is teaming up with the Children’s Hearing Institute of New York to create two brand new superheroes who can save the world while being hearing impaired: Sapheara and The Blue Ear. (more…)

TV REVIEW: ‘Gotham’ S01E05 – “Viper”

- 10-21-14Comics, Featured, reviews, TV Posted by James Daniels

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Gotham‘s fifth installment: “Viper”, follows a standard plotline for comic book television, as well as many similar genres–the “Magic Drug” episode. Arrow, for example, has already explored this topic on several occasions.

While the basic story might be a little familiar, the execution is strong, largely due to a superior “B” plot: The developing story of the clandestine gang war between the Falcone (John Doman) and Maroni (David Zayas) syndicates. For more, hit the jumpy-thingy:  (more…)

‘Daredevil’s Charlie Cox Hints Possible Matt Murdock Addiction

- 10-21-14Comics, TV Posted by Mark Poynter

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There’s still six long months to wait until Netflix premieres the entire first season of Daredevil to their streaming service in May 2015. That will be one long weekend of Mountain Dew, Funyuns, and Daredevil binge watching for a lot of Marvel fans. The whole thing is being shot as one big movie and it will be interesting to see how it works out. The series lead Charlie Cox (Matt Murdock), while doing red carpet press for the Theory of Everything premiere last night in New York talked about the daredevil series. (more…)

Fire Up Your Tape Decks – Guardians of The Galaxy “Awesome” Mix Released on Cassette

- 10-20-14Comics, Nerd Culture Posted by Jed Harris-Keith

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For the twenty readers out there who are still holding onto your cassette tape players in hopes that a retro fad will make them relevant enough for new tapes to be produced, your prayers have been answered from on high. Way on high. Like outer space high. In an announcement that exploded across the Interwebz today like a ch-ch-cherry bomb, the Guardians of the Galaxy Awesome Mix Vol. 1” soundtrack (and who didn’t?) will hit stores in the form of cassette tape—just like the one owned by Chris Pratt’s Star-Lord—on November 17. (more…)

Stamp Collectors Want To Stamp Out Bat-Stamps

- 10-20-14Comics, Nerd Culture Posted by Jed Harris-Keith

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It seems not everyone is happy to celebrate Batman’s 75th anniversary, at least not in the world of stamp collecting. The Bat-stamps released by the U.S. Postal Service in celebration of the Dark Knight’s mark on pop culture has been met with some negative feedback from traditional stamp collectors for what they see as the prostitution of their hobby. The USPS, they contend, is degrading their passion all in the name of a quick buck. (more…)

“I’m Brick, Bitch!” ‘Arrow’ Series Casts Expected Villain!

- 10-20-14Comics, TV Posted by Aspry Jones

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Now, this is what it looks like to have some concrete casting information. Oliver Queen will once again be dealing with a rogue’s gallery regular, as longtime adversary Brick gets introduced to live action villainy. For those of us who have no idea who this guy is, Danny Brickwell was a gangster who saw prime opportunity in Star City’s temporary void of underworld bosses. While most of the shady characters around town saw chaos, Danny jumped at the chance to showcase his own brand of order, mostly through drug sale. This storyline took shape after the comic storyline ‘Green Arrow: City Walls’ and established Brick as a real problem for Arrow’s ample quiver of solutions. And bringing him to the small screen is an actor who is used to playing hard-to-kill characters. (more…)

Grab an Eyeful of Adi Shankar’s Thank You to Dredd Fans Secret Web Series ‘Superfiend’

- 10-20-14Comics, Film Posted by Mark Poynter

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Earlier this month, Dredd producer Adi Shankar announced his plan to thank Dredd fans for their support by creating a Dredd web series featuring those fan favorite Dredd villains, the Dark Judges. Of course this series wouldn’t be “official.” It would join the other tribute videos, Dirty Laundry, a Punisher short, and Truth in Journalism, a Venom short in Shankar’s Bootleg Universe. (more…)

‘Age of Ultron’ to Feature Biggest VFX Shot Count of Any Marvel Movie

- 10-20-14Comics, Film Posted by Adam A. Donaldson

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Bigger. When you’re making a sequel to one of the biggest movies ever made, there’s really only one way you can go for the sequel, and that’s bigger. To wit, the superhero sequel Avengers: Age of Ultron. With two motion-capture characters, several people with super-powers and an army of robot fighters, it was a foregone conclusion that the new Avengers movie was going to tip the scale with the number of visual effects it would require, but now there’s a number attached: 3,000. For those keeping score, that’s about the same number of effects shots in Avatar, about 800 more than what was in the first Avengers, and 250 more than what was in Guardians of the Galaxy. (more…)

Jason Momoa Relieved Now That ‘Aquaman’ Officially Announced

- 10-18-14Comics, Film Posted by Mark Poynter

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Jason Momoa hasn’t been the most relaxed person when it comes to questions about his casting by Warner Bros. and director Zack Snyder as Aquaman over the last couple of months. The Internet is abuzz with stories about his rumored casting and expected appearance in Batman vs Superman: Dawn of Justice. Everyone was asking him about it at every turn, and he was denying or deflecting the question so much that the story became more about his reaction to the casting question, than the casting question itself. Here’s a couple of Momoa’s most memorable denials. (more…)