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RAI Returns In THE ORPHAN

Rai #9 courtesy Valiant

Rai #9 courtesy Valiant

Valiant announced the return of RAI by Matt Kindt and Clayton Crain at C2E2.

The return of New Japan’s fallen guardian comes in RAI #9 – the start of a new arc: THE ORPHAN. Rai finds himself exiled from the land he was once sworn to protect…and thrust into the never-before-seen corners of the Valiant Universe of 4001 A.D.

From the publisher:
“For more than a year, Clayton Crain’s fully-painted interior art has beautifully captured the astonishing world of New Japan… Now, find out what has befallen the planet below nearly 2,000 years in the future! For the very first time, Rai will finally discover the true fate of the world New Japan left behind…and the Earth of 4001 will be revealed! Featuring all-new enemies, surprise guest stars, and first appearances, start reading here with THE ORPHAN to find out why there is nothing else in comics like RAI! Continue reading

CM PUNK On New DRAX Series

Drax #1 courtesy Marvel

Drax #1 courtesy Marvel

Major Marvel news as a Guardian of the Galaxy goes solo with wrestling superstar turned up and coming comic book writer.

One of the biggest announcements from Marvel at C2E2 was CM Punk writing a brand new solo series starring Drax.

The wrestling and mixed martial arts star made his comic debut with a Thor annual earlier this year. CM Punk will get in the ring to chronicle what Drax the Destroyer does when he’s not hanging with the Guardians in the first solo series for the alien warrior. Continue reading

NINJAK: SHADOW WARS

Ninjak #6 courtesy Valiant

Ninjak #6 courtesy Valiant

Valiant announced The Shadow Wars at C2E2 with writer Matt Kindt pitting MI-6’s most elite agents against four new enemies with an all-star lineup of artists on board.

The new story arc begins in NINJAK #6 from Kindt and artists: Raul Allen, Juan Jose Ryp, Stephen Segovia, and Clay Mann.

From the official announcement:

“Join one of the year’s most acclaimed new series here as Ninjak begins his deadliest test yet – a one-on-one showdown with four all-new enemies…each more ruthless that the last…illustrated by a different top talent each month! Continue reading

JARED LETO As JOKER

Jared Leto as Joker courtesy David Ayer via Twitter

Jared Leto as Joker courtesy David Ayer via Twitter

“And heeeeerrree’s JOKER!”

A shocking transformation.

Here’s a first full look at Oscar winner and rock star Jared Leto as the Joker.

Suicide Squad director David Ayer revealed the final look via Twitter as a birthday present:

“The Suicide Squad wishes you a Happy Birthday Mr. J!” #Joker75 #SuicideSquad.

After seeing glimpses of Leto’s transformation we finally see how he will look in the 2016 film starring an all-villain team is being shot now in Canada.

This year is the 75th Anniversary of Batman’s arch-enemy. Continue reading

FRANK MILLER RETURNS TO BATMAN

The Dark Knight III courtesy DC Comics

The Dark Knight III courtesy DC Comics

DK3 at C2E2

DC Comics announced legendary creator Frank Miller will return to complete the trilogy in the Dark Knight Saga today at the Chicago event. Miller will work with Brian Azzarello on the eight-part story that picks after The Dark Knight Strike Again.

Here’s the official announcement:
“DC Entertainment announced today that bestselling, iconic Batman writer and artist Frank Miller will write the epic conclusion of the celebrated THE DARK KNIGHT RETURNS saga. Continue reading

AVENGERS: AGE OF ULTRON For Virgins

courtesy Marvel

courtesy Marvel

The Avengers reassemble for Earth’s Mightiest Sequel. (“Avengers Assemble!” is their comic book battle cry – for the non-comic reader.)

In Avengers: Age of Ultron, our heroes face one of their oldest and most relentless enemies from comics.Ultron is an artificial intelligence who can download his evil sentience into a legion of robot bodies.

A lot has happened since the epic battle with Loki in their first cinematic meeting so it’s time to catch up on our heroes and villains.

In our continuing series that started with Avengers for Virgins, here’s our guide to get you on up to speed for the biggest movie of the summer. If you’re film fan only or hardcore geek here’s what you need to know to be ready for Avengers: Age of Ultron. Continue reading

ANIMATED SPIDER-MAN, BLOODSHOT Join SUPERHERO MOVIE LINEUP

Bloodshot Reborn #1 ECCC Variant courtesy Valiant

Bloodshot Reborn #1 ECCC Variant courtesy Valiant

Are ready for even more superhero movies?

Major announcements this week mean more Spidey, new comic book heroes hitting the big screen, and adding to a packed schedule between now and 2020.

This week Valiant and Sony announced a plan to make 2 Bloodshot films, 2 Harbinger films and leading to crossover based on Harbinger Wars.

Plus, The Lego Movie directors are signed up for a Spider-Man animated movie for Sony.

Here’s the revised superhero movie timeline. Continue reading