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Comic Book Preview – Action Comics #1017

Ahead of its release tomorrow, DC Comics has unveiled a preview of Action Comics #1017, which we have for you here… “Invisible War” part one! It’s one of the biggest creator reunions in years as writer Brian Michael Bendis and artist John Romita Jr. join forces for the first time since their blockbuster turns on […]

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Legendary Signs Rights Deal With Frank Miller For ‘Sin City’ TV Series; Robert Rodriguez In Talks

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Exclusive: Legendary Television has closed an agreement with Frank Miller to turn his seminal Sin City franchise into a television series. A deal is close with Robert Rodriguez, which would reteam the duo that co-directed the stylish and memorable 2005 film.

Miller and Rodriguez are expected to be executive producers with Legendary Television. Also to produce is Stephen L’Heureux, a producer of the 2014 sequel Sin City: A Dame to Kill For, and Silenn Thomas, who heads Miller’s production company.

The deal on the table is for Legendary to guarantee a first season of the show, contingent on setting it up with a network or streaming platform. The deal with Miller also calls for a hard-r animated series for a Sin City prequel based on Miller’s graphic novels.

The prospect of Miller and Rodriguez reteaming to creatively guide this anthology series ought to get fans excited. It is unclear whether they would co-direct.
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‘Superman: Year One’ Graphic Novel Review (DC Black Label)

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Written by Frank Miller | Art by John Romita Jr. | Published by DC Black Label | Format: Hardcover, 168pp

My first thought on hearing about this book, when published as three oversized issues, was did we really need another Superman origin/ early years book? There’s been a few down the years, and for me Mark Waid’s Birthright was pretty much the definitive take on a solid, updated origin. Still, when Frank Miller rolls up with some ideas, doors open and people listen. Miller still seems to be treated like royalty at DC, even though his more recent body of work is uneven, to put it nicely. Don’t get me wrong, Frank Miller’s runs on Daredevil, his Sin City and 300 books, and of course The Dark Knight Returns remain some of my favourite comics ever. For me though, Miller fit those times perfectly, and hasn’t really been the same since.
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How Batman/Catwoman Will Redefine the Dark Knight for a Generation

John Saavedra Oct 10, 2019

Batman writer Tom King tells us what we should expect from Batman/Catwoman, his most ambitious work with the Dark Knight to date.

"If you think Vision changed Vision forever, Batman/Catwoman will change Batman and Catwoman forever," writer Tom King says of the 12-issue limited series that will conclude his four-year run on the character. While King has spent 85 issues physically and emotionally breaking the Dark Knight, it's these final 12 issues that could very well define his run. 

For those who haven't been paying close attention, King took over writing duties on Batman in 2016 during DC's Rebirth relaunch. It was no easy task, especially since King had some very big shoes to fill -- Scott Snyder had just finished a five-year run of amazing, fan-favorite stories with the character. But King soon made the book his own, turning his take on Batman inward in order
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DC's Secrets of Sinister House Spotlights Vampire Batman and Harley Quinn

Jim Dandy Oct 7, 2019

Secrets of Sinister House pits Red Rain Batman against an actual Owlman for Batgirl's life...and Harley Quinn in a haunted clown motel.

DC has been doing this holiday anthology thing for a few years now, and I'm stunned at how many of them have been pleasant surprises. In the past, fans might want to temper expectations for these, but that hasn't been the case lately, and with DC's horror anthology The Secrets of Sinister House arriving for the Halloween season, we should have some pleasant nightmares to look forward to.

Typically, books like this are space fillers, meant to ship something on a fifth week to keep retailers happy, and a way to clear out some stock stories and give new names a tryout. These seasonal anthologies from DC have been much higher quality than that - new folks are still getting their first shot,
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Batman and Catwoman Take the Fight Back to Bane in New DC Comic

Jim Dandy Sep 30, 2019

Back in shape and ready to fight, Batman returns to Gotham with Catwoman on a mission to take back the city from Bane.

Almost all of the best Batman stories are about his relationship with the crimefighting family he's assembled over decades. Think about it: so many of the great Silver and Bronze Age stories are about love interests. “Tower of Babel” is about how he and the League manage their relationships. The Dark Knight Returns is as much about reassembling a family as it is about Bruce being An Old. Morrison’s whole run was explicitly about the power of friendship in the Batman mythos. This is by no means an exclusive or exhaustive list of the greatest Batman stories ever told, but I do think there’s something to the idea that Batman's relationships and his waxing and waning ability to trust others is a
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Sony developing Madame Web Spider-Man spin-off from Morbius writers

Just weeks after Sony and Marvel Studios hit an impasse over the use of Spider-Man in future Marvel Cinematic Universe films, Sony is pushing forward developing spin-offs with the Marvel characters they have the rights to. Morbius and Venom 2 are currently in production, but now Collider has reported Sony is developing Madame Web, a new spin-off centred around another Spider-Man character which will be written by Morbius screenwriters Matt Sazama and Burk Sharpless.

Introduced in 1980s Amazing Spider-Man #210, Madame Web was created by comic legend Denny O’Neil and John Romita Jr. as Cassandra Webb, an elderly blind woman who also is psychic and has precognitive abilities. Suffering from a chronic neuromuscular disease, Webb faced difficulty moving and breathing, forcing her to remain connected to a life support system that just so happened to look like a spider web. Since her appearance, Madame Web has appeared in Spider-Man: The Animated Series
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Madame Web Movie for Sony's Spider-Man Universe Happening with Morbius Writers

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Sony isn't wasting any time in building out their Spider-Man movie universe, as they've got a Madame Web movie in development. This news comes not long after it was revealed that Sony is no longer going to be working with Disney and Marvel Studios on future Spider-Man installments within the Marvel Cinematic Universe. Instead, Tom Holland's Peter Parker will be swinging over into the same universe as Venom, as well as other future spin-offs, such as this.

According to a new report, writers Matt Sazama and Burk Sharpless have been tapped to write a Madame Web movie for Sony's Spider-Man universe. Details on the project are currently slim, but this report likens her to Oracle from The Matrix. Sazama and Sharpless are already responsible for another one of Sony's upcoming Marvel adaptations in the form of Morbius, which has Oscar-winner Jared Leto starring as the titular character, known as "The Living Vampire.
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Spider-Verse: Madame Web Movie in the Works at Sony

Kayti Burt Sep 26, 2019

Sony has hired the writers of Morbius to write a script for a Madame Web movie set in the Spider-Man universe.

Madame Web is coming to the big screen... or at least getting a feature film script. According to Collider, Sony Pictures has hired Matt Sazama and Burk Sharpless (Morbius) to pen a Madame Web movie set in the Spider-Man universe.

Madame Web first appeared in Marvel Comics in November 1980, in The Amazing Spider-Man #210. Written by Denny O'Neil with art by John Romita Jr., the issue sees Spider-Man seek the help of Cassandra Webb, aka Madame Web, and her clairvoyant, precognitive powers in finding kidnapped Daily Globe published K.J. Clayton. 

read more: Spider-Man Split a "Tragic Mistake," Says Joe Russo

Cassandra Webb is traditionally depicted as an older woman (though there have been younger incarnations of the character) with myasthenia gravis, a long-term neuromuscular disease that
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Sony is Developing a Madame Web Movie Set in Their Spider-Man Cinematic Universe

Sony Pictures is developing another Marvel film based on Madame Web, who is a supporting character from the Spider-Man universe. Madame Web is an old blind woman who has the power to see the future, and according to Collider, the studio has hired writers Matt Sazama and Burk Sharpless to write the script. They wrote the upcoming film Morbius and also worked on Dracula Untold, The Last Witch Hunter, Gods of Egypt, and Netflix’s new Lost in Space.

The character was created by writer Denny O’Neil and artist John Romita Jr., and Madame Web first appeared in The Amazing Spider-Man #210, in November 1980. “Known as Cassandra Webb, she is usually depicted as an elderly blind woman suffering from a chronic neuromuscular disease that makes it difficult to move and breathe, and as such, she’s connected to a life support system that looks like a spider web. The clairvoyant
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Exclusive: Sony Taps ‘Morbius’ Writers for ‘Madame Web’ Movie Set in Spider-Man Universe

Sony Pictures has tapped Morbius scribes Matt Sazama and Burk Sharpless to write a Madame Web movie set in the Spider-Man universe, Collider has exclusively learned. Created by writer Denny O'Neil and artist John Romita Jr., Madame Web first appeared in The Amazing Spider-Man #210, which was published by Marvel Comics in November 1980. Known as Cassandra Webb, she is usually depicted as an elderly blind woman suffering from a chronic neuromuscular disease that makes it difficult to move and breathe, and as such, she's connected to a life support system that looks like a spider …
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The Secret Origin of Superman: Year One

Mike Cecchini Aug 23, 2019

John Romita Jr. takes us inside his creative collaboration with Frank Miller and the secrets of DC's Superman: Year One.

Superman: Year One, an oversized three issue limited series from DC is a new exploration of the Man of Steel's origin story from Frank Miller and John Romita, Jr. The book has grabbed headlines for its unconventional approach to Clark Kent's early days. We sat down with Mr. Romita for an in-depth look at how the project came to be, the creative partnership between the two legendary comic book greats, and the classic elements that went into Superman's "new" costume. He even gave us some interesting hints about this version of Superman's past...and potential future.

Den of Geek: Superman: Year One is a big project and you're working with another big name in Frank Miller. How did this come about, how were you approached to do this?
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Comic Book Preview – Superman: Year One #2

DC Comics releases Frank Miller and John Romita Jr.’s Superman: Year One #2 this coming Wednesday, and we’ve got a preview of the issue for you here; take a look…

Clark Kent’s journey of self-discovery continues in the second installment of Frank Miller and John Romita Jr.’s remarkable reimagining of Superman’s origin story. This chapter takes young Clark to the Pacific coast and beyond, as he discovers a place as sensational as he is…Atlantis! There he meets new people, finds love, clashes with gargantuan beasts and discovers the man he’s meant to be.

Superman: Year One #2 is out on August 21st, priced $7.99.

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Vampire Batman to return in DC’s Halloween special Secrets of Sinister House

Following on from the success of 2017’s DC House of Horror #1 and 2018’s Cursed Comics Cavalcade #1, DC Comics has announced that it will continue its annual Halloween anthology series this October with Secrets of Sinister House #1, which will include a brand new Vampire Batman story based upon the classic Batman & Dracula: Red Rain.

In this new prestige-format 80-page one-shot special featuring a cover by John Romita Jr. and Bill Sienkiewicz, travel alongside Harley Quinn, John Constantine, Detective Chimp, Zatanna, the Atom and others as they face this macabre devastation first hand! And in the bowels of this dark mansion…we return to the world of the legendary Red Rain to meet once again with the dreaded vampire Batman.

Secrets of Sinister House will feature a Vampire Batman short (from the classic Batman & Dracula: Red Rain) written by Rafael Scavone & Rafael Albuquerque with art by Rafael Albuquerque, a Constantine story written
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Vampire Batman Returns in DC Halloween Special

Jim Dandy Jul 22, 2019

Secrets of Sinister House takes us back to Red Rain Batman just in time for Halloween.

Fifth weeks are odd beasts in the comics world. They throw off the natural rhythm of comic publishing, with one book every two or four weeks, and end up stacking some months ane leaving others barren. Fortunately, comic companies have found fun and creative ways to deal with them. Like having Bill Sienkiewicz ink a John Romita Jr. drawing of Vampire Batman from Red Rain chasing down a possibly envampired Joker.

Secrets of Sinister House is, like all of DC's seasonal anthology books, 80 pages of short stories, in and out of continuity, with mix and match creative teams that let us get introduced to some new creators and duck back into favorite continuities. Included in this anthology are:

- Rafael Scavone and Rafael Albuquerque telling a story with the above-mentioned
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Marvel's Eternals Comics Reading Order

Marc Buxton Jul 22, 2019

The Eternals are coming to the Marvel Cinematic Universe next year. Get to know them with some of their greatest comics stories.

Jack Kirby's Eternals are going to get their own movie in the Marvel Cinematic Universe next year! These are far from your traditional superheroes, though. Mixing the biggest of big Kirby ideas with concepts like ancient aliens and traditional mythology, Marvel's Eternals aren't exactly the easiest group of characters to explain in a few words (although we tried our damndest with this history of the Eternals article), so we decided to put together an Eternals reading order to get you familiar with the world of the Celestials, Deviants, and more cosmic Marvel weirdness!

Eternals by Jack Kirby (1976)

Jack Kirby delivered the original electrifying Eternals saga. Other than a Hulk robot (because reasons), there was no mention of the Marvel Universe anywhere in this series.
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Superman: Year One #1 Review

This review contains spoilers.

In the past decade or so, the comic book medium sure has seen its share of Superman origin stories. Though Birthright was still fresh in our memories, that didn’t stop Secret Origin, Earth One, American Alien or Grant Morrison’s Action Comics run from happening. And while there was a connective thread of sorts, each brought something new to the table. If any of them managed to break new ground, it was most certainly American Alien, though that take is hardly getting in the last word.

Now, as part of DC’s Black Label initiative, industry legends in writer Frank Miller and artist John Romita Jr. look to leave their everlasting mark on the Last Son of Krypton’s enduring mythos with Superman: Year One. But as much as I enjoyed the stories listed above, I can’t be alone in thinking yet another examination
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Panel Discussion #56: Top Picks for 6/19/2019

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Welcome to another installment of Weekly Picks where I take a look at the comics I am most excited about for this upcoming New Comic Book Day. Keep in mind I have yet to read these books so this is based solely on expectations. Sometimes expectations can get the best of us so I try to even it out by also pointing out what could also go wrong.

American Carnage #8 Writer: Bryan Edward Hill | Artist: Leandro Fernandez | Publisher: Vertigo Comics

Solicitation: Bullets fly and blood flows when Richard’s plan to exfiltrate one of Jennifer’s childhood friends from the white nationalist narcotics business goes awry. Meanwhile, Sheila’s new FBI overlord makes his move as DC Vertigo’s acclaimed Los Angeles crime saga continues in this stunning issue.

Why I am Excited: If I was to pick the best comic of 2019 so far American Carnage would probably be the book I would choose.
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Trailer Released For Frank Miller and John Romita, Jr.'s Superman: Year One

DC Comics has released a trailer for the upcoming comic book series Superman: Year One, which comes from writer Frank Miller and artist John Romita Jr.

The comic will be published by DC Comics’ Black Label imprint and it will retell the origin story of Superman but with a different vision. Here’s the synopsis that was released.

Superman: Year One is a coming-of-age story for the future Man of Steel, featuring a young alien-boy just trying to find his place in a new world. Faced with the need to hide his heritage and powers in order to survive, Clark will find his humanity through the grounding of the Kent family and the relationships that will define the man he will become. Told by two of the most revered voices in comics, Superman: Year One is more than a superhero story – it’s about the choices made by Clark Kent
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First-look preview of Superman: Year One #1 from Frank Miller and John Romita Jr.

Comic book legends Frank Miller and John Romita Jr. are set to present their spin on the origin of the Man of Steel next month with the launch of Superman: Year One through DC’s Black Label imprint, and you can take a look at an unlettered preview of the first issue here…

From the burning world of Krypton to the bucolic fields of Kansas, the first chapter of Superman Year One tracks Clark Kent’s youth in Kansas, as he comes to terms with his strange powers and struggles to find his place in our world. DC Black Label is proud to present the definitive origin of Superman as rendered by the legendary comics creators Frank Miller and John Romita Jr.!

Superman: Year One #1 is out on June 19th, priced $7.99.

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