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Trailer Time: Batman: Assault on Arkham

Trailer Time: Batman: Assault on Arkham

Well we’re about to get the premiere and release of Son of Batman so it only makes sense that the WB would release a trailer for their next animation which is Batman: Assault on Arkham. Frankly I will never understand the logic of teasing another animation just before the release of another, but that’s the way the roll. I’m going to go ahead and say it releases in July just in time for… Comic Con.

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Review: 47 Ronin

47 Roninis a film that struggles to decide what it is. It is very much so two movies in one; on the one hand there is the story of the 47 Ronin a story so old and well-known in Japan that it has a cliché attached to it that goes: To know the story of the 47 Ronin, is to know the story of Japan. The movie actually includes this saying in their film at the very beginning during an awkward opening…

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Cyanide & Happiness: Punching Zoo Coming From Boom Box In July

Cyanide & Happiness: Punching Zoo Coming From Boom Box In July

I believe that on an episode of the podcast Kevin dubbed this “stick figures level 2″ or maybe it’s “level 3″… either way I like Cyanide & Happiness and in July it’s getting a collection printed by Boom Studios on the Boom Box imprint. The page count isn’t set but according to the creators: Kris Wilson, Rob DenBleyker, Matt Melvin and Dave McElfatrick… there will be a buttload.

I’m sure we’ll get…

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X-Men: Days of Future Past Characters Making A Cameo in Amazing Spider-Man 2… Lower Your Expectations Now

X-Men: Days of Future Past Characters Making A Cameo in Amazing Spider-Man 2… Lower Your Expectations Now

The deal is that in order for Webb to direct Spider-Man, Fox Searchlight let him out of his contract with the agreement that Sony would give Fox some free advertising when they wanted. The scene includes Mystique, Havok, Toad, Stryker which… makes zero sense in the time line so what’s it all mean? Well it’s a glorified ad for X-Men: Days of Future Past and nothing else. So put away your crazy Fox…

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DC’s Third Weekly Series is Earth 2: World’s End

DC’s Third Weekly Series is Earth 2: World’s End

I’m pretty sure we already knew that there was a third weekly coming from DC and that it was World’s End something, but now we know that it’s Earth 2… I guess they didn’t want to keep the widely popular series around or this was the second series they announced back with James Robinson was on the title. Here’s the creative team writing the series:

Written by Daniel H. Wilson, Tom Taylor, Paul…

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Is there anything else to say about this? It’s a tired concept that they’re dusting off again. Nuff said.

From Marvel:

This May, the future Brotherhood of Evil Mutants has returned, and Marvel is proud to present your first look at ALL-NEW X-MEN #27 – from the New York Times Bestselling creative team of Brian Michael Bendis and Stuart Immonen. Last seen in the blockbuster Battle of the Atom, Raze, Molly Hayes, Charles Xavier III and the Ice Hulk have gone underground, plotting their next move against the All-New X-Men! Jean Grey returned from space different, manifesting new and uncontrollable powers. Could it be that the Brotherhood was right about her? As they prepare to make their devastating move against the original X-Men, these two teams will come to Earth shattering blows once more! When the dust settles, who will be left standing? Find out when ALL-NEW X-MEN #27 explodes into comic shops this May!

ALL-NEW X-MEN #27 (MAR140734)
75th Anniversary Variant by ALEX ROSS (MAR140735)
Alex Ross Sketch Variant Also Available (MAR140736)
FOC – 04/21/14, On-Sale 05/14/14

Evidently The Well Still Has Water: Brotherhood of Evil Mutants Returning in All-New X-Men #27 Is there anything else to say about this? It’s a tired concept that they’re dusting off again.

Daisuki Announces Simulcast of M3: That Dark Metal

Daisuki Announces Simulcast of M3: That Dark Metal

DAISUKI.NET, the Japanese Animation official distribution site announced today, that it will stream the upcoming anime series M3 that dark metal as simulcast. The series will premiere on April 22nd and will be updated weekly instantly after the initial broadcast in Japan.

About M3 That Dark Metal:

A distorted, endlessly black darkness. The location where the dark swallowed everything and took…

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Doberman, A New Comedy Series from Darby Pop Coming In July

Doberman, A New Comedy Series from Darby Pop Coming In July @DarbyPopComics @IDWPublishing

From the minds of Rob Rosell and Scott Marder, known from It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia and Unsupervised, with writer Jack Lambert and artist Brandon McKinney (Army of Two), Darby Pop’s newest comic, Doberman,will make its debut this July.

Doberman is the tale of a roundhouse-kicking, beer-shotgunning, Dodge Stealth-driving badass with a badge, shamed into years of personal exile. But, now…

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Joshua Hale Fialkov Launches The Devilers At Dynamite In July

Joshua Hale Fialkov Launches The Devilers At Dynamite In July — @DynamiteComics 

Dynamite is proud to present the first book in a series of creator driven comics, featuring all new characters from the industry’s best and brightest! The Devilers is written by the acclaimed author Joshua Hale Fialkov, working with us for the first time, and accompanied by the incredible art of Matt Triano! Single issues in this line will be priced at $2.99, allowing fans the opportunity to affordably try all of the new series! And to help retailers stock up with confidence, each launch issue will be completely returnable! To sweeten the deal for fans and retailers alike, The Devilers #1 will feature covers by Eisner Award Nominee Jock and a beautiful retailer incentive by the masterful Marc Silvestri! Be sure to look for The Devilers, coming this July to retailers and digital platforms!

The following creator driven books are a small sampling of titles that will come after The Devilers, beginning August 2014 through 2015, to keep the momentum going, from the best comics has to offer!

C2E2 14: Check Out King Bone Press’ Bandthology III Release Party and More!

C2E2 14: Check Out King Bone Press’ Bandthology III Release Party and More! @KingBonePress

Well King Bone Press doesn’t have a booth this year, but they’ll be all up in your grill otherwise. There’s a release part for Bandthology IIIwhich is something I’m planning on reading later today. Then Jon and Bryan from KBP will be appearing at the Comic Related booth on Saturday and selling books, sketching and really just available to chat it up. If you’re going stop by and please say hi and…

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Magnetic Press Announces Dave Dorman’s Wasted Lands Omnibus

Magnetic Press Announces Dave Dorman’s Wasted Lands Omnibus

Today Magnetic Press announced that they will publish works collected from Eisner and Inkpot Award-winning painter and storyteller Dave Dorman’s WASTED LANDS universe.  The hardcover collection will be released in July as DAVE DORMAN’S WASTED LANDS OMNIBUS.

The book will contain a recolored and re-lettered version of the first installment in the RAIL graphic novel series, along with other short sequential tales, illustrated prose novellas, and a plethora of gorgeous concept and character art. Out-of-print original works, previously published in Penthouse Magazine and A-1, will be remastered and supplemented with all-new material to create a comprehensive ‘source book’ for the world. The series is set within Dorman’s original, dystopian universe, a place where the unbridled greed and ambition of a select few combine with out-of-control technology and the supernatural to bring the world to the brink of destruction.

The WASTED LANDS universe will soon also expand into other transmedia, including rich, online content, card games, and tabletop gaming.

First Look At Oeming and Bendis’ United States of Murder Inc. #1 

First Look At Oeming and Bendis’ United States of Murder Inc. #1 

I think it’s safe to assume that we’re not getting any new issues of Powers any time soon. This does look interesting though even if Icon has all but sizzled and faded.

From Marvel:

This May, the creators of the Eisner Award-winning Powers craft a brand new ongoing series exploring crime fiction like you’ve never seen before! From Brian Michael Bendis and Michael Avon Oeming comes your first look at the highly anticipated new creator-owned ICON series THE UNITED STATES OF MURDER INC. #1!

In this bold and oversized debut, discover a world in which organized crime runs rampant, the crime families never lost their stranglehold, and the five families hold on the United States is stronger than ever. On the day Valentine Gallo becomes a made man, he’ll also discover the sinister secrets behind the organization he’s devoted his entire life to. Secrets that will turn his life upside down! And just how do is it all connected to the mysterious hitwoman Jagger Rose?

Ash Is Getting Married In July… I Do Not Know Why

Ash Is Getting Married In July… I Do Not Know Why 

Dynamite is proud to announce that Ash is going to tie the knot this upcoming July in Army of Darkness: Ash Gets Hitched #1. Written by the best-selling comic writer, Steve Niles and interiors by Nacho Tenorio, this monumental event comes with covers by the who’s who of comic artists today: Jae Lee, Lucio Parrillo, Francesco Francavilla, Nick Bradshaw, Arthur Suydam, and Stephanie Buscema!

In Army of Darkness: Ash Gets Hitched #1, Ash and Sheila are reunited and Ash vows they will never be separated again. Can evil stop evil? This will be the question Ash has to answer, now that he has unleashed the Faceless Man on the land.

“I think fans of the films will really enjoy what we’re doing in Ash & the Army of Darkness,” says Army of Darkness: Ash Gets Hitched writer Steve Niles. “It was a dream come true for me to create the sequel we never got and I hope fans enjoyed reading it as much as I enjoyed writing it. Now we head into the next chapter, the marriage of Ash and Sheila. This is pretty huge for the AoD universe because it means Ash is going to stay in the Dark Ages and be a father and husband. It’s going to be a very strange and fun trip.”