I love this Batman v Superman print ” Call To Arms” by JP Valderrama that will be available at the Hero Complex Gallery booth (#236) at New York Comic Con. Swing by if you are at the convention and pick up one for yourself!
Marvel Studios has updated their Phase 3 schedule to include three untitled movies in 2020. The three films have release dates of May 1, 2020, July 10, 2020, and Nov. 6, 2020.
The news follows the announcement of an Ant-Man sequel in 2018, which pushed Black Panther up to February 2018 and Captain Marvel back into 2019.
These three new films will likely represent the start of Marvel’s Phase 4, following Avengers: Infinity War – Part II in 2019.
Frank Miller’s first “Dark Knight III” cover shared a look at the legendary creator’s take on Superman and the Atom. Now, with the release of his limited edition wraparound variant, we get to see the title character, poised and ready for bloody action.
In a new video from DC All Access, DC Co-Publishers Jim Lee and Dan DiDio dive deep behind the scenes of Dark Knight III: The Master Race, exploring the genesis of the series, as well as showing off some previously unseen interior art from series artist Andy Kubert.
Regarding the origins of the Dark Knight sequel, DiDio revealed that the story originated when DC contacted Frank Miller about bringing Carrie Kelly into the “New 52.” Miller suggested doing a new story in his continuity instead. Initially, DiDio lobbied to do a Dark Knight Universe series showing many characters set in that continuity. The idea evolved into Dark Knight III: The Master Race.
As for Andy Kubert’s interior art, Lee praised Kubert’s ability to emulate Miller’s storytelling prowess, also calling on inker Klaus Janson, who inked the original Dark Knight Returns series, as a throughline for Miller’s Dark Knight continuity.
You can check out the entire video, which also reveals details of the slipcase edition of Dark Knight III: The Master Race and shows off several retailer variant covers.
Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice doesn’t arrive in theaters until next year, but the viral marketing has already begun. In a bit of in-world promotion, Fortune Magazine has written up a profile piece on the fictional “wunderkind” Lex Luthor (Jesse Eisenberg), praising the revolutionary modernization of his namesake corporation, teasing new technological advances in the security field, and alluding to some daddy issues.
Described by the outlet as “a 31-year-old wunderkind who transformed an aging petrochemical and heavy machinery dinosaur into a tech darling of the Fortune 500,” Luthor was also recently named Fortune’s Businessperson of the Year.
“Dad named the company after himself ten years before I made my unexpected entrance into his life,” Luthor tells the outlet. “But investors seemed to respond to the idea of an adoring father building a legacy for his precious son. He used that to his advantage. It was a good shtick and, whatever else he was, he was a good businessman… He came from a country where the government, in the guise of protector, had absolute control over the citizens. That drove him. I get it. Heck, I’d hate to see that sort of thing happen over here.”
Luthor also discusses LexCorp’s rivalries with both Wayne Enterprises and Kord Industries with the magazine suggesting that part of the reason for LexCorp’s recent advances is their willingness to develop military technology.
“It’s a necessity,” Luthor explains. “We live in the most dangerous point of time in all of human history. Statistically speaking, it’s a near certainty that another world-changing crisis is hurtling toward us like a speeding bullet. We have to be ready to defend ourselves. No civilization was ever conquered by having a strong military… [But] It’s not a competition. Besides, I can’t hold a candle to those guys in the debauched billionaire playboy department!”
Also highlighted briefly in the article is the fact that Luthor owns a “world-famous” collection of meteorite crystals and that LexCorp has something very, very big in the works.
“It’s about safety,” Luthor continues. “This is a product that will protect you, and everyone, from threats you don’t even know about yet. I don’t want to scare anybody… much. But there are a lot of threats out there, and they’re here today.”
Those wondering when some Frank Miller art from “Dark Knight III: The Master Race” would surface need wonder no more. DC Comics has released Miller’s cover to the minicomic that will be bundled with the first issue, starring the Atom — and as evidenced by the cover, Superman as well.
Each issue of Dark Knight III will also contain a minicomic co-written by Miller and Brian Azzarello, drawn by various artists and focused on different characters in the “Dark Knight” world. Though Miller isn’t drawing the main Dark Knight III story — Andy Kubert and Klaus Janson are on those illustration duties — he is drawing the “Atom” minicomic in issue #1. No other artists for the minicomics have yet been announced.
Dark Knight III: The Master Race #1 will be released on November 25, 2015 from DC Comics.
Legendary LEGO brick artist, Nathan Sawaya, unveiled the world’s largest LEGO Batmobile made from half of a million LEGO bricks. The life-size LEGO Batmobile will be the centerpiece among over 120 works of DC Comics-inspired art showcased during Sawaya’s global touring exhibition, The Art of The Brick: DC Comics, a collaboration with Warner Bros. Consumer Products and DC Entertainment, which is opening at the Powerhouse Museum in Sydney, Australia this November. Sawaya collaborated with acclaimed artist and DC Entertainment Co-publisher, Jim Lee, for the design of the new Batmobile sculpture, which measures over 18-feet long.
The Art of the Brick: DC Comics will begin its world tour in Sydney, Australia in November. For more information, and for more pictures of Nathan Sawaya’s amazing LEGO art, you can visit his website BrickArtist.com.
Tickets for The Art of The Brick: DC Comics are on sale now at: www.ticketek.com.au.