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ARMOR HUNTERS & HARBINGER Milestone In July Previews

Armor Hunters #2 courtesy Valiant

Armor Hunters #2 courtesy Valiant

The Armor Hunters are coming for X-O Manowar this summer but everyone on earth is in jeopardy from the cosmic showdown in Valiant’s big summer event.  The war between the Hunters and Aric will crossover into most of the publisher’s marquee heroes.

 

But that’s not the only big story from the Valiant July previews.

 

Death of a Renegade began in this week’s Harbinger and in July it’s the fallout and future of the teen team in the milestone Harbinger #25. Continue reading

BATMAN ZERO YEAR FINALE And ROBIN RISES Previews

Batman #33 courtesy DC Comics

Batman #33 courtesy DC Comics

Batman vs. Riddler in the Zero Year Finale, the return of Robin, the Dark Knight vs. the Justice League and the next chapters of the gang war in Batman Eternal are just of the books DC revealed for July 2014. Here are the official story previews and covers:

 

ROBIN RISES: OMEGA #1
Written by PETER J. TOMASI
Art by ANDY KUBERT and JONATHAN GLAPION

The hunt for Robin is over, and the battle joined! But Batman’s family feud with Ra’s al Ghul is about to erupt into something bigger when it’s interrupted by the forces of Apokolips! This epic story continues in Continue reading

DC Comics Reveals FUTURES END Month Details

The New 52: Futures End #1 courtesy DC Comics

The New 52: Futures End #1 courtesy DC Comics

Ever since the launch of The New 52 DC Comics marks the anniversary with a month of themed titles. Zero Month was a look at the origins of your favorite heroes and villains, evil took over in Villains Month last year and this September DC creators take you 5 years into the future with Futures End month. The month will tie into the upcoming Futures End weekly series by an all-star team of creators.

 

DC just revealed the story descriptions from the issues:

 
GRAYSON: FUTURES END #1

Branded a traitor, Dick Grayson has become the most powerful hero in the newly resurgent and dominant Mother Russia – and now, he must battle the Beast from the East in one final struggle for supremacy! Continue reading

New GRAYSON, TEEN TITANS And SUICIDE SQUAD In July

Grayson #1 courtesy DC Comics

Grayson #1 courtesy DC Comics

Nightwing ends but Richard Grayson’s story is far from over. Teen Titans are reborn. Suicide Squad recruits big guns. Three new number ones coming from DC Comics among the July previews out today.

 

GRAYSON #1
Written by Tim Seeley and art by Mikel Janin.

“Dick Grayson. Former sidekick. Former Super Hero. Former dead man. And now…agent of Spyral?! A thrilling new chapter of Dick Grayson’s life begins in this new, ongoing series. It’s a super-spy thriller that will shock you and prove one thing: You might think you know Nightwing – but you don’t know Dick.” Continue reading

Top Comic Book Picks for April 23, 2014

Original Sin #0 courtesy Marvel

Original Sin #0 courtesy Marvel

Batman Eternal #3 Gang war in Gotham City after the return of one of Batman’s most infamous enemies last issue. Why won’t the Gotham City Police help Batman stop the war? Plus, the return of fan-favorite Stephanie Brown! How will the Spoiler end up as Selina Kyle’s hostage?

 

Elektra #1 The deadliest assassin in the Marvel Universe in a brand new series by Haden Blackman and Mike Del Mundo. How will Elektra cut away her past and start a new future. Continue reading

CYCLOPS Soars With Starjammers

Cyclops #1 variant by Greg Land courtesy Marvel

Cyclops #1 variant by Greg Land courtesy Marvel

Marvel is giving something for every Cyclops fan thanks to Brian Michael Bendis. In Uncanny X-Men it’s the Scott Summers you love to hate or staunchly declare “Cyke is Right” as he leads the mutant revolution.

 

Spinning out of All-New X-Men, the younger and more innocent original Scott Summers is charting out a new course for himself in Cyclops #1 by Greg Rucka. The young Scott learned his father was alive in The Trial of Jean Grey. Now Cyclops will join Corsair and Starjammers in outer space adventures while catching up on long-lost father/son time. Continue reading

CATWOMAN Enters RACE OF THIEVES

Catwoman #30 courtesy DC Comics

Catwoman #30 courtesy DC Comics

Catwoman #30 is the start of Race of Thieves as Selina goes against the best of the baddest.

 

It’s a worldwide contest to see who’s the best thief on the planet! Selina is going up against super powered criminals like the Rogues so how can she beat them?

 

In an earlier Emerald City Comicon one-one-one interview, writer Ann Nocenti explained how Catwoman is adapting to survive: Continue reading

X-MEN DAYS OF FUTURE PAST Producer On ROGUE Role

X-Men Legacy #262 courtesy Marvel

X-Men Legacy #262 courtesy Marvel

Anna Paquin reprised her role as Rogue in X-Men: Days of Future Past. Then came rumors the fan-favorite mutant was cut from the film and now she may have a cameo.

 

Producer Simon Kinberg took questions at WonderCon this past weekend about the upcoming film. Kinberg tells CraveOnline about the Rogue storyline that might have been:

 

“It’s kind of a hard question. We shot with Anna [Paquin] a big subplot in the movie and we watched it in the movie and then we cut it out of the movie because, she’s great in it and it was well shot, it just didn’t fit the film. Continue reading

FAN EXPO VANCOUVER 2014 Seattle Geek Odyssey

Fan Expo Vancouver photo by ComicsBlend

Fan Expo Vancouver photo by ComicsBlend

This Seattle Geek headed north for Fan Expo Vancouver. The city’s major comicon expanded to a third day. Thousands of fans celebrated comics, sci-fi, stars and costumes. Vancouver’s Convention Center on the waterfront with a snow-capped mountain backdrop would have been a perfect location for a sequel to Thor . You could definitely see a few Thors and even a Loki (cosplayers) in Hollywood North this weekend for the comic book themed celebration.

 

Bruce Campbell and Karl Urban inspired the biggest lines for autographs and photos. Evil Dead fans dressed as Ash or zombies to honor the cult classic film starring Campbell. Urban’s sci-fi resume includes Lord of the Rings, Star Trek and Dredd. Cosplayers took inspiration from all Urban’s films while packing his Q&A panel and cheering for a Judge Dredd sequel. Continue reading