GEOFF JOHNS ANNOUNCES STARGIRL SERIES FOR DC UNIVERSE SERVICE
REVEALS UPCOMING ‘SHAZAM!’ COMIC BOOK SERIES AND SHARES NEW DETAILS ON ‘DOOMSDAY CLOCK’ AND MORE AT SAN DIEGO COMIC-CON 2018
Geoff Johns delighted fans at his Spotlight panel Thursday at Comic-Con International: San Diego 2018 with the news that he is writing and executive producing STARGIRL for the DC Universe digital subscription service. Greg Berlanti and Sarah Schechter will also executive produce. The original series is the sixth for the brand-new service and focuses on the character that started Johns’ career as a comic book writer when he created her in 1999, lovingly inspired by his late sister who was killed in a 1996 plane explosion.
STARGIRL follows High School sophomore Courtney Whitmore who inspires an unlikely group of young heroes to stop the villains of the past. This new DC Universe series reimagines Stargirl and the very first superhero team, the Justice Society of America, in a fun, exciting and unpredictable series premiering in 2019, produced by Warner Bros. Television, Mad Ghost Productions and Berlanti Productions.
The STARGIRL announcement was just one of a series of reveals from Johns during his lively panel, during which Johns also shared the newly releasedTITANS trailer and the panel room roared as Robin takes center stage for the new series.
Before the crowd could settle down, Johns revealed he will return to SHAZAM! with an ongoing comic book series, reuniting with artist Dale Eaglesham. SHAZAM #1 will debut on November 21, the same Wednesday before Thanksgiving that Johns debuted DOOMSDAY CLOCK #1 in 2017.
New Fingerlings Baby Dragons bring you good luck and friendship at your fingertips. These friendly baby dragons will get you all fired up with their interactive responses to sound, motion and touch. See how they react when you swing them, pet them, rock them, startle them with noises or hang them upside down! Their movements, sounds and adorable blinking eyes are sure to leave you under their mythical spell. Collect them all for fiery fun. The cutest band of dragons ever! MSRP $14.99ea 5+ Exclusively at Wal-Mart 8/24 then additional retailers in October
Meet Fingerlings® HUGS™ – they’re softies when it comes to affection! Their long arms are perfect for big hugs and these cuddle monkeys never want to let you go! Swing them, pet them, and rock them to sleep, or give them a kiss and watch them kiss you back!! Record what you say and watch them repeat in funny ways…then toss and twist them in the air for a silly remix!
Available in Bella (Pink) and Boris (Blue) 4+ MSRP $29.99ea launches late summer/fall at retailers nationwide
Fingerlings Mackenzie Unicorn w/Light-Up Color Changing Horn
Mackenzie the Fingerlings Unicorn loves to grab onto things… especially your fingers! This unique little pet has a special unicorn horn that lights up and cycles through a variety of colors! With iridescent sparkles on her arms and legs, Mackenzie loves to shimmer and shine! She also responds to you with special unicorn sounds in response to noise, motion & touch, and will let you know how she feels with her adorable, blinking eyes and head turns. You’ll get different reactions if you pet her, rock her to sleep, or hold her upside down. If you blow your unicorn a kiss, she will kiss you right back! You can also brush her soft mane and tail. Magical friendship at your fingertips! 5+ MSRP $19.99 launches July 16th on Amazon Prime Day
These Fingerlings monkey are Best Friends Forever! Each Fingerlings baby monkey in the BFF series ships with a mini monkey friend that can hang onto their tail or your pencil. Fingerlings are adorable baby animals that are curious about the world around them—starting with you! These interactive pets love to hang onto your finger, blink their eyes, turn their heads, blow kisses, swing by their tails, and talk in monkey babble! These dynamic duos come in a variety of colours – adopt them all and have even more fun monkeying around! 5+ Available now wherever toys are sold. 5+ MSRP $14.99ea available July at retailers nationwide
Get ready for some miniature fun, the ultimate hangable collectible is swinging your way! Fingerlings Minis are the cutest little additions to their bigger Fingerlings Friends. Each blind bag comes with a surprise miniature Monkey, Unicorn or Sloth, plus a bonus mix & match bracelet and mini tail charm. The 1st series (36) includes popular, rare, legendary, and ultra-rare figures! Collect them, trade them, and wear them on your wrist or even top your pencils! 5+ MSRP $2.99ea (Blind Bag) $7.99 3-Pack Available at Wal-Mart and additional retailers nationwide
UNTAMED(R) T-REX Dinos
Meet the Untamed T-Rex’s by Fingerlings! These finger-gripping “King of the Dinos” creatures are fierce and unpredictable, and know Friends vs. Foes! In Untamed mode, they roar, hiss and chomp! In Tame mode they nuzzle, purr and love to be near you. Complete with snapping jaws and gripping claws, these interactive dinos react to touch, motion, and sound with over 40 different sounds and animations. 4 different T-Rex’s to tame and collect! 5+ MSRP $14.99ea launches on Ferocious Friday 8/3 at retailers nationwide
WHAT’S THAT SMELL?(TM)
It’s the Party Game that Stinks! What’s That Smell is the hilariously fragrant new guessing game that will throw your sense of smell into overdrive. Guess the scents correctly to outrank your family and friends or suffer the stinky consequences of the Whiff of Shame! Download the companion app and capture it all on your ReekCam. Game includes 48 Mystery Whiff Cards, 4 Stank Cards & scent-barrier bags, 6 cardholders, Whiff Strips, scorepad and instructions. Let the nostril flaring begin! 14+ MSRP $19.99 launches 7/16 on Amazon Prime Day, additional retailers in August
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MORE DC/HANNA-BARBERA SATURDAY MORNING SHENANIGANS
COMING IN OCTOBER
More Crazy Cross-Ups This Fall, Plus a Four-Part Backup Story
Featuring Secret Squirrel
This October, the mash-ups get weirder and wilder when DC unleashes more crazy combinations of the World’s Greatest Super-Heroes with some of Hanna-Barbera’s best-known classic cartoon characters. Each book goes on sale Wednesday, October 31 (with both a standard and variant cover), is rated T (for Teen) and carries a retail price of $4.99. These 48-page one-shots will also feature an installment of a spotlight tale featuring Hanna-Barbera’s leading super spy, Secret Squirrel, written by J.M. DeMatteis with art by Tom Mandrake.
The title lineup includes:
DEATHSTROKE/YOGI BEAR SPECIAL #1
Written by FRANK TIERI
Art by MARK TEXEIRA
cover by TYLER KIRKHAM
variant cover by PAOLO PANTALENA
In Yellowstone Park, legends speak of a spirit bear referred to as “the Yogi,” which few if any have actually encountered. Real or not, when a bear seems to have graduated from stealing picnic baskets to kidnapping actual campers, Ranger Smith decides it’s time to stop this menace—so he calls on the services of Slade Wilson—a.k.a. Deathstroke—to get the job done.
GREEN LANTERN/HUCKLEBERRY HOUND SPECIAL #1
written by MARK RUSSELL
art by RICK LEONARDI
cover by SAMI BASRI
variant cover by YASMINE PUTRI
Set against the turbulent backdrop of the early 1970s, Green Lantern and Huckleberry Hound join forces to take a stand on the issues of that era. Returning from recent duty in Vietnam, veteran Marine John Stewart—now a member of the Green Lantern Corps—contemplates what, if anything, he should do about the issues tearing his country apart. Meanwhile, Huckleberry’s comments against the Vietnam war have left him a celebrity outcast, and a visit back home to Mississippi puts him face to face with the Civil Rights Movement. What can one man—and one hound—do?
NIGHTWING/MAGILLA GORILLA SPECIAL #1
written by HEATH CORSON
art by TOM GRUMMETT
cover by MARCUS TO
variant cover by JONBOY MEYERS
When a famous Hollywood talent agent is found brutally murdered, suspicion and evidence seem to point to his most famous client, Oscar winning actor Magilla Gorilla. Dick Grayson, already in Tinseltown to meet with said agent, senses something suspicious. Donning his Nightwing costume and joining forces with the simian suspect, he’s got one night to prove that this monkey doesn’t belong in a cage.
SUPERMAN/TOP CAT SPECIAL #1
written by DAN DiDIO
art and cover by SHANE DAVIS
variant cover by EMANUELA LUPACCHINO
It’s Superman versus super food with Top Cat caught in the middle. While searching for his missing friend Bennie, TC uncovers a dietary danger that threatens the healthier portions of mankind, and it’s up to the Man of Steel to stop the probiotic menace of Kalien! In the salad bar, no one can hear you scream.