In a new episode of Ex-Men by comedian Pete Holmes, X-Men leader Professor X meets with Rogue to insult her mutant abilities and “affectionate nature.” When Professor X is done humiliating Rogue, he fires her from the team.
In a surprise move, Bryan Singer today revealed the title of the next chapter of 20th Century Fox’s popular X-Men franchise. May 27, 2016 will see the release of X-Men: Apocalypse!
Apocalypse, created by Louise and Walter Simonson, made his debut in X-Factor #6. The world’s first mutant, En Sabah Nur was born in Egypt around 3,000 BC and used advanced technology to make himself an eternal conquerer, believing whole heartedly in survival of the fittest.
The character’s most popular storyline, “The Age of Apocalypse,” ran in the X-Men books beginning in 1995. Set in a parallel reality formed by interference to the timeline, “The Age of Apocalypse” saw Professor Charles Xavier murdered before he could form the X-Men. Instead, a very different take on the team began with Magneto leading them through a post-apocalyptic America ruled by mutants.
Since next summer’s X-Men: Days of Future Past involves a time travel storyline, it’s likely that a filmic take on “The Age of Apocalypse” could spin out of the new film’s ending. It’s certainly something that 20th Century Fox has considered as ComingSoon.net has learned that domains like AgeofApocalypsemovie.com have been registered by the studio for years. What’s more, Singer’s new film is set to introduce key “Age of Apocalypse” characters like Bishop (Omar Sy) and Blink (Bingbing Fan).
At this stage, however, all that’s confirmed is the May 27, 2016 release date, which puts X-Men: Apocalypse up against Walt Disney Pictures’ Alice in Wonderland 2.
X-Men: Days of Future Past, meanwhile, hits the big screen May 23, 2014.
Sony Pictures has released the teaser trailer for director Marc Webb’s The Amazing Spider-Man 2.
Swinging into theaters on May 2, 2014, The Amazing Spider-Man 2 stars Andrew Garfield, Emma Stone, Jamie Foxx, Dane DeHaan, Campbell Scott, Embeth Davidtz, Colm Feore, Paul Giamatti and Sally Field.
We’ve always known that Spider-Man’s most important battle has been within himself: the struggle between the ordinary obligations of Peter Parker and the extraordinary responsibilities of Spider-Man. But in The Amazing Spider-Man2, Peter Parker finds that a greater conflict lies ahead.
It’s great to be Spider-Man (Andrew Garfield). For Peter Parker, there’s no feeling quite like swinging between skyscrapers, embracing being the hero, and spending time with Gwen (Emma Stone). But being Spider-Man comes at a price: only Spider-Man can protect his fellow New Yorkers from the formidable villains that threaten the city. With the emergence of Electro (Jamie Foxx), Peter must confront a foe far more powerful than he. And as his old friend, Harry Osborn (Dane DeHaan), returns, Peter comes to realize that all of his enemies have one thing in common: Oscorp.
Warner Bros. has announced this morning that Gal Gadot, most well known for appearing in the “Fast & Furious” films, has landed the role of Wonder Woman/Diane Prince in Zack Snyder’s upcoming Batman vs. Superman film.
In a statement, Zack Snyder stated: “Wonder Woman is arguably one of the most powerful female characters of all time and a fan favorite in the DC Universe. Not only is Gal an amazing actress, but she also has that magical quality that makes her perfect for the role. We look forward to audiences discovering Gal in the first feature film incarnation of this beloved character.”
Batman vs. Superman will feature the return of Henry Cavill as Superman, facing off against Ben Affleck as Bruce Wayne/Batman. Also starring Amy Adams, Diane Lane and Laurence Fishburne, the Zack Snyder-directed Batman vs. Superman hits theaters on July 17, 2015.
When the dead fight the dead – where does that leave the living? Marvel is pleased to present your very first look at Empire of the Dead #1 – from zombie godfather and horror visionary George Romero and Eisner Award winning artist Alex Maleev!
Welcome to New York City years after a horrifying plague has swept the nation. The Big Apple is a quarantine zone – but that doesn’t guarantee safety inside! Flesh-eating zombies roam within the remains of Manhattan – and they are not alone. Vampires lurk in the shadows as well, feasting on the living and the undead alike – and no one is safe!
“Like a surgeon, George Romero is once again using the horror genre as a scalpel, cutting through the surface of everyday life to expose society’s undercurrents,” said editor Bill Rosemann. “One could say that the vampires are the Haves and the zombies are the Have-Nots. And us poor humans? We’re the ones getting caught in the crossfire of their escalating war. It’s a violent clash indeed, and Alex Maleev is bringing this undead battle to horrifying – but beautiful – life!”
What happens when the undead invade the city that never sleeps? Find out when Empire of the Dead #1 shambles into a comic shop on January 8, 2014.
With the film’s trailer slated to hit on Thursday, Marc Webb’s The Amazing Spider-Man 2 has today debuted a triptych poster.
“We’ve always known that Spider-Man’s most important battle has been within himself,” the film’s new synopsis reads, “the struggle between the ordinary obligations of Peter Parker and the extraordinary responsibilities of Spider-Man. But in ‘The Amazing Spider-Man 2,’ Peter Parker finds that a greater conflict lies ahead.
It’s great to be Spider-Man (Andrew Garfield). For Peter Parker, there’s no feeling quite like swinging between skyscrapers, embracing being the hero, and spending time with Gwen (Emma Stone). But being Spider-Man comes at a price: only Spider-Man can protect his fellow New Yorkers from the formidable villains that threaten the city. With the emergence of Electro (Jamie Foxx), Peter must confront a foe far more powerful than he. And as his old friend, Harry Osborn (Dane DeHaan), returns, Peter comes to realize that all of his enemies have one thing in common: OsCorp.”
The May 2, 2014 release also stars Campbell Scott, Embeth Davidtz, Colm Feore, Paul Giamatti and Sally Field.
Though the Flash will now make his CW debut in a standalone pilot episode, Grant Gustin, who will don the scarlet and gold, makes his first appearance as police scientist Barry Allen on this week’s “Arrow.”
In an episode titles “The Scientist,” Allen journeys to Starling City to aid in the investigation of some strange murders which bear some striking similarities to those he’s looking into in Central City — raising suspicion from Oliver Queen who quickly surmises there’s more to Allen than meets the eye.
Here is a synopsis of the episode:
A seemingly impossible robbery at Queen Consolidated’s Applied Sciences Division brings Central City police scientist Barry Allen (guest star Grant Gustin) to town. Citing a similar case back home, Barry offers to help Oliver (Stephen Amell) and team with the investigation. Oliver senses there is more to Barry than meets the eye, but he’s distracted by the similarities between this current case and something that happened on the island. Meanwhile, Felicity (Emily Bett Rickards) takes a liking to Barry, which doesn’t go unnoticed by Oliver. Sin (guest star Bex Taylor-Klaus) asks Roy (Colton Haynes) for help when a friend of hers goes missing. Roy is surprised when Thea (Willa Holland) not only encourages him to help, but joins the search. Unfortunately, Sin’s friend is connected to Brother Blood (guest star Kevin Alejandro), and their search ultimately gets one of them seriously injured.
“The Scientist” airs Wednesday at 8PM on The CW.
CUUSOO is a site where people can vote for fan submitted LEGO concepts to become real products. If a proposed project receives 10,000 votes then it gets reviewed by LEGO to possibly become a reality
HERE is a recent submission by the LEGO builder DarthKy that deserves to be approved and created.
I present to you the Assault on Wayne Manor LEGO CUUSSO modular model complete with an opening bookcase with entrance to the Bat Cave, Bat Pole, The Dark Knight’s trophies, a Bat Suit chamber and lots of hero and villain mini-figs.
So c’mon people, lets get enough votes to get this LEGO piece of awesomeness built!
The World’s Finest and He Stole My Balloons prints by Matt Ferguson are now available at the artist’s web store.
The World’s Finest by Matt Ferguson
Limited edition, 2 color screen print.
Signed & numbered
Edition size – 100
He Stole My Balloons by Matt Ferguson
Inspired by Batman (1989)
Limited edition Giclée
Signed & numbered
Edition size – 125
Aaron Taylor-Johnson and Elizabeth Olsen have officially joined the Avengers family as the brother-sister duo of Quicksilver and Scarlet Witch in Marvel’s “Avengers: Age of Ultron,” the highly-anticipated sequel to 2012′s smash-hit “Marvel’s The Avengers”! “Avengers: Age of Ultron” arrives in theaters May 1, 2015.
Taylor-Johnson broke out with his roles as Dave Lizewski in the “Kick-Ass” franchise and with his portrayal of a young John Lennon in “Nowhere Boy,” for which he won an Empire Award for Best Newcomer. Since then, Taylor Johnson has starred in 2012′s critically-acclaimed “Anna Karenina” and director Oliver Stone’s “Savages.”
Since making her big screen debut in 2011 with “Silent House” and “Martha Marcy May Marlene,” for which the actress garnered a number of awards and nominations, Olsen has gone on to star alongside the likes of Robert DeNiro and Sigourney Weaver in “Red Lights,” Josh Brolin and Samuel L. Jackson in director Spike Lee’s “Oldboy.”
“Avengers: Age of Ultron” will bring the Marvel Universe’s biggest heroes together again to face one of their biggest villains, with “Marvel’s The Avengers” director Joss Whedon returning to write and direct the sequel.
In addition to “Avengers: Age of Ultron,” Marvel Studios will release a slate of films based on the Marvel characters including “Captain America: The Winter Soldier” on April 4, 2014; “Guardians of the Galaxy” on August 1, 2014; and “Ant-Man” on July 31, 2015.
Gallery Nucleus is proud to present A Handful of Dust 25 Years of Sandman, an exhibition celebrating the 25th anniversary of DC Comics’ and Neil Gaiman’s critically acclaimed comic book series, The Sandman.
With last month’s inaugural issue of Overture, the talented writer picks up the pen once more for his highly anticipated return to The Sandman in what may truly be a dream come true for fans of the franchise.
Hosting a storied collection of artists who have contributed to the groundbreaking narrative (including Mike Dringenberg, Dave McKean, J.H. Williams III, Marc Hempel, Michael Zulli, Yoshitaka Amano and more)—alongside tribute work from some other impressive talents!
A Handful of Dust will spotlight the characters, imagery and magic which breathed life into Neil Gaiman’s fantastic storytelling and helped drive the cult success of the series.
Coinciding with the release of Overture, Gallery Nucleus is privileged to partake in the continued history of Neil Gaiman’s enduring work during its 25th anniversary.
The opening reception will be on Saturday, November 23, 2013 from 7PM until 10PM. The artwork will be on display from November 23rd until December 8, 2013.
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Alhambra, CA 91801
Sandman Paint Study by JH Williams III
Dream by Marc Hempel
A Conclave of The Endless by Michael Allred
The King of All Night Dreaming by Yoshi
Death by Dave McKean
Death by Jill Thompson
Death by Mike Dringenberg
Dream Regains His Helm by Sam Keith
DC Entertainment currently has five television shows in development. While some of them are based on well-known DC characters, a few focus on characters that are a bit more obscure. However, they all have their roots in serialized comics. Let’s take a look at them…
We’ll be seeing The Flash on the small screen on December 4, 2013 in the first of two back-to-back episodes of Arrow.
Featuring actor Grant Gustin as everyone’s favorite Central City forensic scientist, this debut will make the new Flash series currently in development for The CW something of a spinoff.
This highly anticipated new series currently in development for Fox is a prequel of sorts set in Gotham and focusing on the origin of Commissioner James Gordon and other characters and villains found within the Batman universe. While set within his world, Batman won’t be a part of the show. It seems very possible that the series will pull from the Jim Gordon sequences in Frank Miller and David Mazzuchelli’s seminal Batman: Year One.
The character of John Constantine was first introduced in the pages of Swamp Thing before spinning off into his own Vertigo series (Hellblazer, which wrapped up its 300-issue run earlier this year and remains Vertigo’s longest running series) and eventually his own ongoing series in The New 52. He’s also no stranger to the screen, having previously appeared in a 2005 film starring Keanu Reeves.
A con man who dabbles in sorcery and the supernatural, Constantine is a gritty character who’s about as far on the magic-using spectrum from Harry Potter and Gandalf as you can get. Currently in development for NBC, the Constantine series will hopefully get a chance to show off the darker side of DC Comics characters this fall.
Yes, we’re diving into much less familiar waters of the DC Universe with this one, but that’s what makes it so intriguing. The character of Hourman stems all the way back to 1940, and has appeared in a variety of forms and under a variety of names since then. In this show being developed for The CW, Hourman is a pharmaceutical analyst who possesses the ability to glimpse tragic events from exactly one hour into the future, and makes it his mission to do what he can to stop these events from happening.
Hourman doesn’t have a self-titled series, but among other things, he’s known for being a part of the Justice Society of America.
Based on a quirky Vertigo series by Chris Roberson and Mike Allred, iZombie promises to be a lot different than the other zombie shows and movies out there should it make it to series. Currently in development for The CW, with a pilot script being written by Rob Thomas and Diane Ruggiero, iZombie tells the story of a young female coroner who helps solve homicide cases. The catch? She’s also a zombie who must consume brains to maintain her humanity, and every time she does, she inherits the corpse’s memories.
Marvel is pleased to present your very first look at Disney Kingdoms: Seekers of the Weird #1, from the critically acclaimed creative team of Brandon Seifert and Karl Moline! Inspired by Disney’s legendary but never constructed Museum of the Weird addition to the Haunted Mansion – and created in conjunction with the world-famous Disney Imagineers — Seekers of the Weird is an all-new, five-issue adventure no Disney fan or Marvel fan can miss!
When their parents are kidnapped, teens Maxwell and Melody are thrust into a thrilling race through the world’s strangest – and most treacherous — museum! With the aid of their mysterious and swashbuckling uncle, it’s up to the young heroes to rescue their family and save the world from an evil secret society!
On January 15, 2014 , enter the fabled Museum of the Weird for the start of an action-packed adventure in Disney Kingdoms: Seekers of the Weird #1!
Get ready for super-sized adventures with the Target Exclusive Marvel Universe Titan Hero Series Super Hero Collection ($50).
Kids get 6 Marvel Universe action figures in the spitting image of some of their favorite superheroes: Wolverine, Hulk, Spider-Man, Captain America, Iron Man Mark II and Iron Man Stealth Strike.
A great gift for kids and collectors alike, these Marvel action figures are each 12 inches high with movable limbs for realistic play and creative posing possibilities. Ages 4 and up.
One of my all-time favorite artists, Francesco Francavilla uses bold color and a noir sensibility to illustrate one my favorite Marvel characters, Daredevil. The rain and the shadows cannot stop Matt Murdock on his purposeful mission.
I had to share it, simply beautiful!
“You’re a f*cking bird! Flapping your wings as hard as you can to lift your stupid abs in the air.”
In a new episode of Ex-Men by comedian Pete Holmes, X-Men leader Professor X humiliates Angel and his lack of mutant abilities. Once Professor X is finished with his ruthless onslaught of insults, he fires Angel from the team.
All-New Marvel NOW! marks a brand new start for Marvel’s First Family – from the award winning creative team of James Robinson and Leonard Kirk! And they’ll take them to places you’ve never seen before in the all-new Fantastic Four # 1 – on sale this February!
The Fantastic Four’s lives are full of deadly twists and turns. They’ve explored other dimensions, fought terrifying monsters, and stood together against some of the Marvel Universe’s deadliest villains! But they’ve always done so together. So what happens when the Fantastic Four go their separate ways?
The brilliant Mr. Fantastic, the compassionate Invisible Woman, the hot headed Human Torch, and the ever lovin’ Thing are about to embark on a new mission full of danger and excitement – and one that will see the Fantastic Four meet their untimely end!
Fantastic Four # 1 also features a special 75th Anniversary Cover by legendary artist Alex Ross! This stunning cover celebrates 75 years of Marvel with a gorgeous rendering of the Fantastic Four in Ross’ rich, highly detailed style.
The original issue #27 of Detective Comics was the first comic book to feature Batman – so with 2014 being the 75th anniversary of the iconic character, it only makes sense that DC will celebrate the second coming of this key issue with a special anniversary edition.
The 100 page comic will feature work from a number of creators including Frank Miller, Scott Snyder, Paul Dini, Neal Adams, Francesco Francavilla, Sean Murphy and more.
There will also be a story from the new creative team who’ll be taking over Detective Comics – Francis Manapul and Brian Buccellato.
The issue will be released on January 15, 2013 and will have a number of variant covers from artists including Jim Lee, Mike Allred, Kelley Jones, Patrick Gleeson and Chris Burnham.
The final issue of the new Batman Black & White miniseries will be written by Cliff Chiang, Dave Taylor, Olly Moss, Adam Hughes and Dave Johnson with art provided by Cliff Chiang, Dave Taylor, Becky Cloonan, Adam Hughes and Dave Johnson. The cover will be rendered by Doug Mahnke.
The 48 page black and white issue will cost $4.99. Batman Black & White # 6 will be released on February 5, 2014.
The CW is developing a TV series based on a DC comics character Hourman. Michael Caleo of “The Sopranos” will pen the pilot which will be produced by Dan Lin and Lin Pictures’ head of television Jennifer Gwartz.
The character is described as follows: “A brilliant-yet-troubled pharmaceutical analyst who discovers that the visions that have plagued him since childhood are actually glimpses of tragic events occurring one hour in the future. Determined to win back his ex-wife and son, he heroically prevents these tragedies from unfolding, finding both purpose and redemption along the way.”
Originally created in 1940 by Ken Fitch and Bernard Bailey, Hourman has not had a very prolific life in the comics having been reimagined as different characters multiple times.
This announcement continues The CW’s trend of DC comic and superhero based shows. One of their current hits is the Green Arrow-based Arrow, which has a spin-off based on “The Flash” in the works, along with a Wonder Woman series under the title “Amazon,” and an adaptation of the ’40s pulp character The Avenger.
Batman Black and White # 3 features a selection of adventures by some of comics’ top talents, with tales of The Dark Knight written by Lee Bermejo, Rian Hughes, Damion Scott, Paul Dini and Marv Wolfman.
Artists include Lee Bermejo, Rian Hughes, Damion Scott, Stephane Roux and Riccardo Burchielli.
And the capper is a stunning cover by Olly Moss.
The 48 page issue is on sale today (November 6, 2013) for $4.99.
Fox has announced that the X-Men: The Adamantium Collection ($199) will be available on December 3, 2013.
This collection includes all six X-Men films on Blu-ray (X-Men (2000), X2 (2003), X-Men: The Last Stand (2006), X-Men Origins: Wolverine (2009), X-Men: First Class (2011), The Wolverine (2013)), in exclusive “claw” packaging.
A bonus disc features an exclusive one-hour documentary that traces the incredible efforts of the stars, filmmakers and comic world icons who brought Wolverine and the rest of the extraordinary mutant world to life. Watch brand-new, intimate interviews with Hugh Jackman, Patrick Stewart, Ian McKellen, Liev Schrieber, Famke Janssen and many more…hear their stories, share their favorites moments and memories…relive the journey from comic book to the big screen that resonated with audiences around the world and ignited a legendary, extraordinary, unstoppable film franchise!
There is also an open slot for X-Men: Days of Future Past to complete your X-Men collection.
On this episode of Man at Arms by Break Media, master blacksmith and prop builder Tony Swatton forges an amazing replica of Thor’s hammer Mjolnir as featured in the upcoming Marvel film Thor: The Dark World.
Swatton forged steel alloyed with chromium and molybdenum to create the iconic hammer at his Sword and Stone shop in Burbank, California.