Mondo has announced it will be releasing a very special Batman: The Animated Series vinyl album in honor of the Dark Knight’s 75th anniversary. The 7-inch will include Danny Elfman’s classic theme tracks both main and closing credits, but the real beauty of the limited edition collection is the artwork and printing process that Mondo has prepared for those lucky enough to score one [or all] at San Diego Comic-Con.
via [Paradise Decay]
J.J. Abrams unveiled a new video from the set of the upcoming Star Wars: Episode VII where he announced the formation of Star Wars: Force for Change, the new Star Wars initiative from Disney and Lucasfilm and Bad Robot, “dedicated to finding creative solutions to some of the world’s biggest problems.” The director, never missing a snazzy marketing moment, announced the formation of the charities while standing in front of a beatific new build of a classic X-Wing.
Dwayne Johnson decided to open the lid on the rumors surrounding his recent discussions with Warner Bros and has gone so far as to confirm a role in the DC Cinematic Universe. The actor teased an upcoming news announcement (SDCC, possibly?) in an interview where he described a character that sounds a lot like Shazam, or Black Adam … or maybe Lobo [we hope].
The following is a list of all comic books, graphic novels and specialty items that will be available this week and shipped to comic book stores who have placed orders for them.
Marvel Studios has released a new wave of character posters from James Gunn’s Guardians of the Galaxy now focusing on the villains of the film after our heroes were spotlighted earlier this month. The new hi-res posters offer us a glimpse of Ronan the Accuser (Lee Pace), Korath (Djimon Hounsou), and our best look yet at the stylish design of Nebula (Karen Gillan).
Arriving for SDCC 2014, Disney will soon unveil the toy line for the studio’s first Marvel animated feature Big Hero 6 from directors Don Hall and Christopher Williams. The new line of action figures and plushies include most of the characters we know to be in the film including Hiro Hamada, Baymax, Honey Lemon, Gogo Tomago, Wasabi) and Fredzilla.
After discovering this on Reddit, we just had to share the following which is one of the better reads on the subject involving the ‘Man vs Machine’ morality dilemma in the The Matrix films.
It feels like the start of a good week here at the office so we’re gonna try our best at helping you have a good one yourself by giving away ONE (1) of the below DVD collections to a winner chosen at random! The winner will have their choice of being sent ONE (1) of the following:
Marvel Comics has officially announced the upcoming new series that was teased in last week’s mysterious DNA strand teaser image, revealing that Brian Wood and Olivier Copiel will be working on a new female X-Men series due to arrive in April. The new series will feature an all-female roster that includes Storm, Psylocke, Rachel Grey, Rogue, Kitty Pryde and Jubilee. The storyline behind the title will focus on Jubilee as the main character as she takes in an orphaned baby that may hold the fate of the survival of the human race.
Newsarama has exclusively revealed the details, including the release date and plot summary, for DC Comics’ upcoming animated feature, Justice League: The Flashpoint Paradox. The existence of such a movie was first hinted at by Batman voice actor Kevin Conroy, who revealed that he had just completed working on a mysterious animated “Flashpoint” project – one that we presumed would be based on the hit storyline that set in motion the events leading to the ‘New 52’.
The following short film was directed, produced, financed, edited and written by Marcus Alqueres and has been playing on loop on our screens for the better half of the afternoon. Alqueres has delivered an impressive superhero-inspired short that gives us an eerie, real-life take on what we can only compare to a Punisher-esque vigilante with superpowers as he takes to the streets to punish the guilty.
The fact that it creeps us out as much as it impresses only proves that this is a truly beautiful (and powerful) piece of work.
via [Toni Darling’s Facebook]
I know it shouldn’t irk me as much as it does, but I can’t seem to get over the uncanny (no pun intended) similarities between DC’s Nightwing and Cyclops’ Phoenix costume from the Avengers Vs. X-Men event. Granted, it’s not the end of the world but it’s enough to make me question some of the original ideas that Marvel COULD have explored in creating the new costume for Cyclops.
Wardrobe nitpicking aside, what do you think of the AvX event so far?
Are you DC Comics fans ready to get riled up over something having nothing to do with the ‘New 52’ relaunch? Thanks to the folks over at Bleeding Cool, we’ve now gotten our first look at the the supposed new logo for DC Comics that has recently been submitted for trademark protection. (more..)