SUFFERIN’ SUCCOTASH! MORE DC/LOONEY TUNES SPECIALS COMING THIS SUMMER!

Following the sales and critical success of titles like Batman/Elmer Fudd, more of Warner Bros classic cartoon characters will get the DC Universe treatment this August as DC revealed new quartet of DC/Looney Tunes special one-shot issues, written and drawn by some of the top names in the DC talent family. Each 48-page issue hits comic book retailers on Wednesday, August 29, includes both a main and bonus story featuring the title characters and will sell for $4.99.

This zany title lineup includes:

CATWOMAN/TWEETY AND SYLVESTER SPECIAL #1

Written by GAIL SIMONE, with art by INAKI MIRANDA

Backup story written by SHEA FONTANA, with art by WALTER CARZON

Cover by EMANUELA LUPACCHINO

In his relentless pursuit of Tweety, Sylvester suddenly finds himself with a new, human ally—Catwoman! Tweety then realizes that he’s going to need some help too, and recruits a super-hero of his own, Black Canary! It isn’t long before the scale of the conflict begins to get out of control and suddenly there’s a full-scale war between cats and birds that threatens to take over all of Gotham.

HARLEY QUINN/GOSSAMER SPECIAL #1

Written by JIMMY PALMIOTTI and AMANDA CONNER, with art by PIER BRITO

Backup story written by SHOLLY FISCH, with art by DAVE ALVAREZ

cover by AMANDA CONNER

A violent storm leaves a large crate washed up on the beach at Coney Island. When Harley breaks it open to see what’s inside, she suddenly has a new playmate to add to her cast of friends—a large, furry, orange beast called Gossamer. It’s all fun and games until a giant robot attacks them. But who sent it? Harley immediately suspects only one man, but is it really The Joker behind this destructive rampage?

THE JOKER/ DAFFY DUCK SPECIAL #1

Written by SCOTT LOBDELL, with art and cover by BRETT BOOTH and NORM RAPMUND

Backup story written by JOEY CAVALIERI, with art by LUCIANO VECCHIO

When Daffy Duck pays a call to the Acme corporate headquarters in Gotham City, he finds the company long gone and their abandoned building now occupied by The Joker. With a hit in progress, Daffy tries to sneak away, only to find himself in the clutches of the Clown Prince of Crime. But Joker decides that there’s some potential in this manic bird and forces Daffy to join his gang. Will he find a way to escape…or will he become The Joker’s new right-hand duck?

LEX LUTHOR/ PORKY PIG SPECIAL #1

Written by MARK RUSSELL, with art by BRAD WALKER and ANDREW HENNESSY

Backup story written by JIM FANNING, with art by JOHN LOTER

cover by BEN OLIVER

Facing financial and personal ruin, a desperate Porky Pig applies for and gets and entry-level position with LexCorp. Grateful to his new benefactor, Porky becomes Luthor’s most loyal employee and defender. But when a major scandal breaks in the news and Lex is called before a Congressional Committee, guess who is about to be offered up as the sacrificial pig?

For the latest information on these titles and all other DC news, check out the website atwww.dccomics.com or the DC YouTube channel.

DC UNIVERSE DIGITAL SERVICE GREENLIGHTS NEXT ORIGINAL SERIES   DOOM PATROL   Live-Action Drama from Berlanti Production to Debut in 2019


DC UNIVERSE DIGITAL SERVICE GREENLIGHTS NEXT ORIGINAL SERIES

DOOM PATROL

Live-Action Drama from Berlanti Production to Debut in 2019

We are pleased to announce today that the upcoming DC Universe digital service has ordered its next original series, the one-hour live-action dramaDOOM PATROL, from executive producers Greg Berlanti, Geoff Johns, Jeremy Carver and Sarah Schechter.

DOOM PATROL will begin production this year for a 2019 debut on DC Universe.

Artwork is attached, and project info is below. Thanks for your consideration, as always, and please advise if you have any questions.

DOOM PATROL

  • Network: DC Universedigital service, operated by Warner Bros. Digital Networks
  • Auspices: Berlanti Productions in association with Warner Bros. Television
  • Order: Direct-to-Series Order, 13 Episodes
  • Format: One-hour drama
  • Executive Producers: Greg Berlanti, Geoff Johns, Jeremy Carver, Sarah Schechter
  • Written by Jeremy Carver
  • Based on DC characters originally written and drawn by Arnold Drake, Bob Haney and Bruno Premiani
  • Logline: DOOM PATROL is a re-imagining of one of DC’s most beloved group of outcast Super Heroes: Robotman, Negative Man, Elasti-Girl and Crazy Jane, led by modern-day mad scientist Dr. Niles Caulder (The Chief). The Doom Patrol’s members each suffered horrible accidents that gave them superhuman abilities — but also left them scarred and disfigured. Traumatized and downtrodden, the team found purpose through The Chief, who brought them together to investigate the weirdest phenomena in existence — and to protect Earth from what they find. Part support group, part Super Hero team, the Doom Patrol is a band of super-powered freaks who fight for a world that wants nothing to do with them. Picking up after the events of TITANS, DOOM PATROL will find these reluctant heroes in a place they never expected to be, called to action by none other than Cyborg, who comes to them with a mission hard to refuse, but with a warning that is hard to ignore: their lives will never, ever be the same.

Doomsday Kingdom Issue #2 Review

Doomsday Kingdom #1 started off with a great new take on the zombie genre with an introduction to the main character, along with great action and storytelling. The second issue which was produced by YouTube personality Ronny Haze of Make A Path Presents and James Milne is a flashback issue showing the events before the apocalypse begun. We find out that he has a family and they were celebrating Independence Day all together and enjoying the fireworks. Then as the main character says good night to his daughter, he checks his news alerts about attacks that happened earlier that day and in the next morning, he takes his daughter to school followed by a police car speeding right in front of him. There were more news alerts about gunmen assaulting people in the downtown area and the daughter of the main character told her dad that she is not feeling well. He rushed out of work to go pick up his daughter from school. As this was happening, police stopped civilians from entering the school and closed off certain areas of the area. You would think that the world is ending at that point would you? One of the cops shoots himself in the head as the main character drives away. While they are home, her fever got worse and she passes away as he is holding her as he repeated “I’m sorry” several times after she passed. The final panels of this issue is the main character receiving a phone call as one of the reanimated zombies approaches him from behind.

This issue had a lot of great moments including the one full page of the fireworks scene which was colorful and great to see. We had a great amount of story in this issue and we saw how people were trying to deal with the upcoming chaos that is about to happen. The unnamed main character’s emotions from rushing out of work to seeing his sick daughter is very human and everyone can relate to that especially parents of children. There is more to come and i am looking forward to issue #3 so i recommend everyone to check the first and second issue out.

The second issue has been released digitally a short time ago, and now the physical release of this issue is now up for pre-order which you can buy via this link https://www.doomsdaykingdom.com/the-shop/doomsday-kingdom-issue2

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Peggy Carter (Captain America) fromMarvel Puzzle Quest is making her comic book debut today in Exiles #3. 


Our very own Peggy Carter (Captain America) fromMarvel Puzzle Quest is making her comic book debut today in Exiles #3. In celebration, Marvel Puzzle Quest has a number of activities taking place in the game to mark this occasion.

This Week’s Events and Activities in Marvel Puzzle Quest –

  • The For Victory Versus Tournament featuring Peggy Carter runs now through May 11. Those that achieve 300+ points in the tournament will earn 30,000 Insider Points viaMarvel Insider.
  • Marvel Insider users can use Insider Points to acquire an in-game Peggy Carter to add to their roster in Marvel Puzzle Quest.
  • A special Exiles Limited Vault will start today which contains a Peggy Carter character cover among a number of other characters, tokens, supports, and resources. All players that log-in today will receive (1) free token for the Vault.
  • Exiles introduced the version of Valkyrie that is inspired by the character that is in Thor: Ragnarok. We will be updating our in-game Valkyrie (Asgardian Warrior) comic cover to Exiles (2018) #1 (Design Variant).
  • A Stars and Stripes offer where 3 in-game Peggy Carter covers are available now for a limited time.
  • On May 10 (tomorrow), the Unstable Iso-8 event will begin and all Red Iso-8 in the event will be doubled.

Exiles # 3 Comic Description

The fan-favorite Captain America — Peggy Carter of the Marvel Puzzle Quest game — faces off against an apocalyptically armed Red Skull! And the Exiles are just in time to join the fight — ‘cuz they’ve been kicked off their mission! There’s a new team of Watchers in town, and they’re cracking down on the Exiles’ interference in the timestream — even if it means the death of everything. Can the Exiles salvage Peggy Carter’s world, fix the Tallus and get back to saving reality before the Time-Eater tracks them down again? The comic is available HERE at the Marvel Digital Comic Shop or everywhere you purchase comics!

C2E2 2018 Recap

Last weekend was the Chicago Comic & Entertainment Expo or otherwise known as C2E2 and all of the attendees went to the show to check out cosplayers, buy rare comics, attend panels and to get their exclusive merchandise at the ReedPop area. It is a show for all ages whether if you love comics or entertainment and there were also celebrities there in attendance such as Dave Bautista, Sean Gunn, Charlie Cox, CM Punk, Dominic Purcell, Khary Payton much more where anyone could have had a chance to buy photo ops or autographs.

The panels i have attended were great. Bautista and Sean Gunn talked about Guardians of the Galaxy and Avengers:Infinity War and the fans asked questions about those movies along with Bautista’s time in WWE.

I also went to the Khary Payton spotlight panel as he talked about The Walking Dead, Teen Titans and Teen Titans Go.

Tom Kenny, the voice actor of Spongebob Squarepants also had a panel as they celebrated 20 years of the show and he talked about that along with his best moments of doing the show and his favorite episodes and characters. It is crazy to think that the show is still going strong to this day.

The cosplayers that were at C2E2 were amazing and these were the best i have seen below.

I also had the chance to interview key people for the show Supermansion and the upcoming film Daphne & Velma and those are now up on these links below the photos.

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C2E2 2018-Daphne & Velma’s Sarah Gilman and Jennifer Tisdale interviews

The upcoming film Daphne and Velma will be released soon and it is a story on how these two characters from the Scooby-Doo universe met for the first time. I had the chance to interview Sarah Gilman (Velma) along with Suzi Yoonessi (Director), Jennifer Tisdale (Producer), and the writers of the film Kyle Mack and Caitlin Meares as we talked about the movie along with their favorite Scooby-Doo moments and much more.

Daphne and Velma will be released on May 22, 2018

 

 

 

C2E2: SUPER STAR ARTIST JOËLLE JONES REVEALS NEW DC COVER GIRLS STATUE

C2E2: SUPER STAR ARTIST JOËLLE JONES REVEALS NEW DC COVER GIRLS STATUE

ON DC UNIVERSE PANEL

Catwoman will join the bestselling DC Collectibles statue line in November 2018

Eisner-nominated artist Joëlle Jones announced today during the DC Universe panel at C2E2, that the mischievous Catwoman will be the next DC character to star in the acclaimed artist’s DC Cover Girls statue line by DC Collectibles. Hitting stores in November 2018, the stunning 9’’ statue features Gotham’s City’s most devious cat perched on a locked safe, flashing her signature sly grin. Jones’ intricate character design will be brought to life in 3-D form by sculptor Jack Mathews and will be offered at an MSRP of $125.00.

Created in 2009, the DC Cover Girls statue line by DC Collectibles is inspired by the powerful women of the DC universe and has featured designs from many of the most talented artists in the comics industry including Adam Hughes and Stanley Lau. Joëlle Jones is the first female designer to take over the line and her collection of statues launched in March 2018 with the release of her unique take on Harley Quinn. Other DC characters receiving the Joëlle Jones Cover Girls treatment this year are Supergirl and Batgirl, slated to release in April and August (respectively).

The DC Cover Girls Catwoman statue by Joëlle Jones will be available for pre-order everywhere comics are sold on April 16.

Legendary Graphic Novel Publisher Humanoids Announces New Literary Imprint LIFE DRAWN

Legendary Graphic Novel Publisher Humanoids Announces New Literary Imprint LIFE DRAWN

March 28, 2018: Humanoids, the publisher of some of the world’s most iconic and groundbreaking science fiction and fantasy graphic novels, is launching a new literary imprint in 2018, timed to the company’s 20th anniversary of publishing its acclaimed books in the United States. Best known for seminal genre works including The Incal (Alejandro Jodorowsky, Mœbius) and The Metabarons (Jodorowsky, Gimenez) and internationally renowned creators, including Milo Manara and Jose Ladronn, Humanoids will make a bold break from tradition with its new endeavor. Launching on April 4th, the LIFE DRAWN imprint will publish graphic novels featuring deeply personal and powerful political narratives; these are stories grounded in life on earth, not among the stars.

“Since its inception in the ’70s, Humanoids has published some of the greatest science fiction and fantasy tales ever told—including international best sellers such as The Incal and The Metabarons,” said Humanoids CEO and Publisher, Fabrice Giger. “After so many years of exploring imaginary universes, I felt the urgency for us to also explore . . . real life. Our new imprint LIFE DRAWN will bring our readers down to earth, where humanity is just as captivating as any alien world. With LIFE DRAWN, Humanoids is committed to publishing diverse voices and stories from different points of view, whether it’s powerful political and personal stories from Afghanistan or Vietnam or a biography of Hedy Lamarr.

LIFE DRAWN’s debut season features titles representing a wide spectrum of art styles, tone, and social and cultural perspectives:

Kabul Disco: How I Managed Not to Be Abducted in Afghanistan by Nicolas Wild

Publication date: April 4, 2018; ISBN: 978-1594658686; 160 Pages; $19.95

LIFE DRAWN debuts with the first volume of a satire-laced travel memoir by cartoonist Nicolas Wild about his experiences in Afghanistan, drawing an adaptation of of the Afghan constitution. Wild provides insights into international politics, a war-ravaged country and the lives of his fellow expatriates. In a dazzling passage, Wild explores the fragile state of American democracy through the story of a woman who was working for the Bush campaign in 2000 and was responsible for vote counting in one of Florida’s three counties, ultimately making the fateful phone call that helped swing the election. Acclaimed cartoonist Guy Delisle (Pyongyang: A Journey in North Korea) declares that Wild’s “satirical and at times absurdist perspective plunges us into the daily life of a group of expatriates in the heart of Kabul, a city still reeling from the last war. His witty sense of humor makes him an excellent travel companion.” Book Two will be published in September.

Vietnamese Memories: Leaving Saigon by award-winning writer and artist Clément Baloup

Publication date: May 29, 2018; ISBN: 978-1594656583; 164 Pages; $19.95

The first of a three-volume testimonial to the courage and endurance of five different families displaced from their native country by war and colonialism and forced to assimilate in unfamiliar lands, watching their heritage slowly disappear. As Doan Hoang, the award-winning director of Oh, Saigon, says in her introduction of Book One, “History is mostly told by the privileged and powerful, and rarely by those who are most affected. . . . In this sumptuously beautiful and important graphic novel, you will intimately bear witness to what so few in the world have been privy to.”

Luisa: Now and Then by Carole Maurel, Adapted by‎ Mariko Tamaki (This One Summer)

Publication date: June 20, 2018; ISBN: 978-1594656439; 272 Pages; $29.95

A queer transformative tale about self-acceptance and sexuality, written and illustrated by Carole Maurel and adapted by national bestseller Mariko Tamaki, Caldecott Awardwinning creator of This One Summer. A disillusioned photographer has a chance encounter with her lost teenage self who has miraculously traveled into the future. Together, both women ultimately discover who they really are, finding the courage to live life by being true to themselves. The book will be published in June, timed to Pride Month.

Madame Cat by Nancy Peña

Publication date: July 4, 2018; ISBN: 978-1594658136; 128 pages; $12.95

Hilarious vignettes presenting the love, laughter and frustrations of a pet who thinks she’s an owner! With narrative mastery, creator Nancy Peña brings us bite-sized sketches that appeal to cat lovers of all ages.

With upcoming releases dedicated to subjects as diverse as the life of Hedy Lamarr and the New York Marathon, Humanoids’ LIFE DRAWN imprint will capture deeply personal stories that run the gamut from political travelogues to coming-of-age and coming-out stories. For more updates on LIFE DRAWN, follow Humanoids on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram.

SAM HUMPHRIES TO PEN HARLEY QUINN’S ONGOING ADVENTURES

SAM HUMPHRIES TO PEN HARLEY QUINN’S ONGOING ADVENTURES

Harley Goes to Apokolips and Gets “New God” Powers This July
Paired with Fan-Favorite Harley Artist John Timms, Humphries’ First Story Arc Introduces
Gotham’s Clown Princess to Granny Goodness & the Female Furies

It’s Fury vs. Furies in a Furious Showdown!

(BURBANK, CA) – (March 29, 2018) – This summer, DC Entertainment launches a bold new direction for the Clown Princess of Crime, Harley Quinn, with the creative team of writer Sam Humphries (GREEN LANTERNS, NIGHTWING) and fan-favorite Harley Quinn artist John Timms taking DC’s Maid of Mischief to Jack Kirby’s Fourth World and back.

“The biggest question, and the biggest challenge for Harley, is defining if she’s a hero or a villain,” says Humphries on his new assignment. “But why can’t she be both? Or is there a third choice to explore? My vision for the book is ‘What if Bugs Bunny were a chainsaw, hosting Anthony Bourdain’s show, but in the DC Universe?’ In our first three-issue story arc, John Timms and I are going to bring the crazy Kirby Krackle to HARLEY QUINN—focusing on the manic energy that made us cheer for her and the tragic emotions that made us fall in love with her.”

Beginning July 4 with HARLEY QUINN #45, Humphries and Timms have Harley kidnapped by two Female Furies from Apokolips, who deliver her to one of Darkseid’s Elite, Granny Goodness, with an offer she can’t refuse: join the Furies, get superpowers and do anything she wants! It’s a sweet deal, and all Harley needs to do in return is hunt down a rogue Fury!

“Harley Quinn does and says the things we all wish we could get away with,” continues Humphries. “She’s the embodiment of wish fulfillment. Harley is a wild card, and she’s a survivor; two things we all want to be at different times of the day. And Apokolips is just the beginning of our plans for Harley. No one in the DCU will be safe from Harley Quinn.”

HARLEY QUINN #45, written by Sam Humphries, arrives in stores July 4 with art by John Timms and a cover (below) by Guillem March and Romulo Fajardo Jr. Fans can also expect a variant cover by Frank Cho.

Marvel Comics Previews the X-MEN: GRAND DESIGN Trade Paperback, Announces Publication Dates for X-MEN: GRAND DESIGN, SECOND GENESIS

Marvel Comics Previews the X-MEN: GRAND DESIGN Trade Paperback,

Announces Publication Dates for X-MEN: GRAND DESIGN, SECOND GENESIS

And Award Winning Cartoonist Ed Piskor Provides Weekly Commentary on BOING BOING

For His Definitive Remix of X-Men History

New York, NY – April 3, 2018 – To mark the release of the X-MEN: GRAND DESIGN trade paperback, Marvel Comics is previewing an excerpt from the highly anticipated book, written, illustrated, colored and lettered by Eisner Award-winning, indie cartoonist Ed Piskor. Best known for documenting the history of hip hop with the best-selling HIP HOP FAMILY TREE graphic novels, Piskor is sampling and distilling more than 8,000 pages of super-heroic storytelling into one seamless masterpiece, creating a definitive remix of the first 280 original issues of X-Men comic books and 30 years of complicated continuity.

The preview features an excerpt of the first five pages from X-MEN #1 from 1963, recolored by Piskor in his distinctive style – originally written by Stan Lee, penciled by Jack Kirby, inked by Paul Reinmen, and lettered by Sam Rosen.


The X-MEN: GRAND DESIGN trade paperback collects the recolored X-MEN #1 and the acclaimed first two issues of X-MEN: GRAND DESIGN and will be published as a Marvel Treasury Edition, in the same dynamic, oversized format of the best-selling HIP HOP FAMILY TREE. The trade paperback will also include extra recolored classic pinups. The X-MEN: GRAND DESIGN trade paperback is on sale now in bookstores and on sale in comic shops April 4th.

In addition, the award-winning zine, blog, and directory BOING BOING will publish the first 12 pages of X-MEN: GRAND DESIGN, accompanied by Piskor’s behind-the-scenes commentary on the series. Having previously serialized HIP HOP FAMILY TREE in weekly installments, BOING BOING will post one page of story and commentary by Piskor each week for three months. The first excerpt and accompanying commentary is now live.

“Ed’s the best new cartoonist in forty years and every line and texture he puts to paper proves an unparalleled familiarity with every moment of the discipline’s history,” said BOING BOING’s Managing Editor Rob Beschizza.

“My work on X-Men would never have been possible without Marvel’s collaboration and the popularity I’ve achieved thanks to Boing Boing’s support on their site for over four and a half years,” said Piskor. “It’s a pleasure to bring the Marvel mutants to the Happy Mutants of BB for this limited serialization of X-MEN: GRAND DESIGN. I created each page to function as its own unique and complete strip that, when read in total, would tell a bigger story. Over the course of the next few months I’ll be providing a director’s commentary with every strip, to give you, the reader, some insight into where my mind was when putting the whole tale together. There’s a lot that goes into each episode, and this is the exact crowd who would appreciate the deep-dive look under the hood.”

Marvel Comics is also announcing that X-MEN: GRAND DESIGN will return late this summer with the two issue comic book series X-MEN: GRAND DESIGN, SECOND GENESIS. Issue 1 of X-MEN: GRAND DESIGN, SECOND GENESIS is scheduled for July 25th, followed by Issue 2 on August 29th.

About X-MEN: GRAND DESIGN

Over six tumultuous decades, the X-Men have carved a singular place in comic book lore and popular culture. From their riotous birth in the ’60s, to their legendary reboot in the ’70s, to their attitude adjustment in the ’90s, to their battle against extinction in the ’00s, the X-Men have remained unquestionably relevant to generations of readers, the ultimate underdogs in an increasingly complicated world. Now, New York Times best-selling author Ed Piskor (Hip-Hop Family Tree, Wizzywig) takes you on a pulse-pounding tour of X-Men history unlike anything you’ve ever experienced before, an intricate labor of love that stitches together hundreds of classic and obscure stories into one seamless masterpiece of X-Men lore.

A massive project condensing 30 years of X-Men comics into one cohesive, linear mega-story.” — io9

“Piskor is one of the most vital and exciting writer-artists in the industry today.” VULTURE

A must-read.” — NEWSARAMA

“Exciting.” — POLYGON

“Thrilling.” — COMICOSITY

“Ed Piskor is one of the most exciting cartoonists working today and seeing the iconic X-men filtered through his singular vision is the sort of comic book project that you can usually only dream about. But this dream is real, and it is a thing to behold!” Jeff Lemire (DESCENDER, MOON KNIGHT)

Engrossing.” — IGN

“Unique and daring.” — HOUSTON CHRONICLE

“The series is a rollicking action-adventure but also a tribute to the work done by past X-Men creators, and Piskor’s appreciation and passion for these characters and their world comes through in every page.” — AV CLUB

“From Stan Lee and Jack Kirby’s first tales of outcast teens uniting to Claremont’s sprawling dramas, Piskor leaves no plot beat neglected.” — PASTE MAGAZINE

“I really, truly enjoyed Ed Piskor ‘s X-MEN: GRAND DESIGN, out now. It’s like a remix of your favorite songs, makes it all feel fresh. I dug it a ton.” Charles Soule (CURSE WORDS, DAREDEVIL)

This is a work of genius — amazingly paced and jampacked with story.” — ADVENTURES IN POOR TASTE

“Unprecedented.” — PITTSBURGH CITY PAPER

“Fresh and fun.” 13TH DIMENSION

“Thrilling.” — GRAPHIC POLICY

Grand Design is more than a great X-Men comic, it’s a great comic. Full stop.COMICBOOK.COM

“Essential.” — PRESS OF ATLANTIC CITY

So bold and so fresh that it captures a rare feeling of exhilaration.” — COMICS BEAT

“Required reading for anyone with even a passing interest in the X-Men — or really, in the history of Marvel Comics.” — PORTLAND OREGONIAN

“Wonderful.— LOUISVILLE ECCENTRIC OBSERVER