Marvel Comics released the latest in its week-long campaign of “To Be Continued” teaser images today, and announced that Uncanny X-Men artist Chris Bachalo would be leaving in April in favor of Frazer Irving, whose first official image can be seen at right. Irving’s unique style of digital painting has been seen most recently on work like Iron Man, Batman & Robin and The Shade. Bachalo joins a long line of top-tier artists who won’t be working on the second arcs
Star Wars #1, the first comic in decades to feature the main characters of the original Star Wars trilogy, set during the time of those films, sold out in less than 24 hours this week, according to Dark Horse Comics. Along with a second print of #1, the publisher announced that it will produce special variant covers for Star Wars #1–#4, which will be consecutively tied to issues #4–#7. These special variant comics will feature artist Alex Ross’s original cover sketches! This all-new Star
One of the biggest questions about the S.H.I.E.L.D. TV series is how Clark Gregg as Agent Phil Coulson will appear on the show since he apparently died in The Avengers. The most speculated explanation has been that the S.H.I.E.L.D. TV series would be a prequel to The Avengers. However, ABC president Paul Lee has just revealed to IGN that S.H.I.E.L.D. will not be a prequel. Paul Lee said, “There is no question that it is part of the Marvel Universe.
DC Comics will release a comic book timed to tie in with Man of Steel, the upcoming, Zack Snyder-directed reboot of the Superman film franchise due in June. Whether the comic will be set in the world of the movie or if it will be just a Superman comic branded to take advantage of the film’s release is unclear; nothing official is even set yet, although DC Senior Vice President of Sales Bob Wayne was joined by DC’s Vice President of
When ComicBook.com last reported that DC Comics was planning a line of Domo toys wearing their superhero costumes in cooperation with Big Tent Entertainment, all anyone had yet seen was a couple of Domo photos from a USA Today article, the takeaway of which was that Superman and Batman would be wearing their classic “underwear-on-the-outside” costumes. Not so much anymore, as we’ve now got a full gallery of the DC/Domo figurines, including New 52 looks for Robin, Superman and more.
Prometheus director Ridley Scott has declined an offer to pitch for the rumored film adaptation of Justice League, according to a rumor at Cosmic Booknews. The site has previously reported on a Green Lantern sequel that turned out to be false, so it’s difficult to say exactly how seriously the news should be taken, but they also report that the studio has a wish list of five potential directors who have expressed interest, and that filming may begin by the
Batman artist Greg Capullo will be attending Wizard World Chicago and Wizard World Austin as an artist alley’s guest, the convention organizers announced earlier today. The fan-favorite artist, who has teamed with writer Scott Snyder on one of the best-received Batman runs in recent years, will attend both conventions for the full weekend. Check out the release below. One of the Artist Alley tables sure to be abuzz with activity at Wizard World events in Chicago (Aug. 8-11) and Austin
Star Trek star William Shatner, who recently reiterated that he will not be appearing this year’s Star Trek Into Darkness and then even more recently was revealed to be co-starring with The Big Bang Theory‘s Kaley Cuoco in a new Priceline commercial, has been confirmed as a guest of Wizard World Philadelphia. The event, which takes place from May 30-June 2 will feature a Q&A panel with the TV legend, and will allow fans to buy Shatner-specific VIP tickets that
Shh….be vewwy, vewwy quiet. He’s hunting Harbingers! Valint Comics has released a preview of Bloodshot #7, next week’s release that kicks off the Harbinger Wars with “Bloodshot: Harbinger Hunter.” Check out the teaser text and preview pages below. Valiant is proud to present an advance preview of Bloodshot #7 by writer Duane Swierczynski and guest artist Matthew Clark! With Harbinger Wars on the horizon, get ready for a special, standalone issue detailing Bloodshot’s brutal history in the Valiant Universe. As Project Rising Spirit’s most
After a James Robinson-penned miniseries and a number of digital one-shots have hit the market to generally positive response, DC Comics announced today that they will launch a new, ongoing Masters of the Universe series by Keith Giffen and Pop Mhan. The series will launch in April, according to MTV Geek, and the first issue will feature covers by Ed Benes and Terry and Rachel Dodson. Here’s MTV on the actual editorial content: “What can we expect from this first
A new teaser for NBC’s Community debuted during last night’s premiere of 1600 Penn, NBC’s new White House comedy. You can see it below. The teaser, which is introduced by series actors Danny Pudi, Jim Rash and Joel McHale, features a Greendale-set version of The Hunger Games (titled, naturally, The Hunger Deans), which will determine which students are allowed to remain in a class that the college registration system overbooked. Yeah, it sounds like they’re pulling out all the stops
What does Joss Whedon have in store for the Avengers sequel? After a successful first movie, directors often think they have to go bigger with a sequel. However, it looks like Joss Whedon will be approaching the Avengers 2 from a different perspective. In an interview with MTV, Joss Whedon summed up his plan for the Avenger sequel by saying, “Don’t go bigger, go deeper.” Whedon added, “The grand thing is that all these people have met, so you’ve gotten
Jamie King has reportedly already completed her shooting on Sin City: A Dame to Kill For, although she will later be “digitally inserted” into scenes with other actors. The actress shared the information with MTV News; one wonders whether this might be a common thing for the low-budget, star-studded film which, if it’s anything like its predecessor, will rely heavily on green screen technology. It seems like a perfect fit. “I was the first one to shoot on the very
Warning: Minor spoilers ahead for tonight’s episode of Fringe. Warner Brothers Consumer Projects announced today that Fringe: September’s Notebook, a $50 series companion that’s been available for preorder for some time now, will tie directly into tonight’s penultimate episode of the cult hit series. In the episode, the enigmatic recurring character of the Observer September (guest star Michael Cerveris) reveals to Walter Bishop (John Noble) that he had been keeping a notebook of all his observations. “September’s Notebook” is the
With comic book movies ruling the box office and comic book TV shows ruling the airwaves, everybody seems to be getting more into comic book culture. Earlier this week, Entertainment Weekly launched a new section on EW.com called CapeTown, which will cover superheroes, sci-fi, fantasy, and horror. According to an email sent out by Entertainment Weekly, the section will focus “on the geekier side of pop culture.” Even though the name might at first make you think it’s a section