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Black Adam Starring Dwayne Johnson To Be Released On December 22, 2021

Dwayne Johnson took to Instagram to share the first concept art poster for his highly-anticipated DC movie Black Adam, giving us our first look at Jonnson as the titular anti-hero. In his post, he has also announced the official release date for the Warner Bros. Pictures film which is set for release on December 22, 2021. The image was created by digital artist Boss Logic and DC Comics artist Jim Lee.

“Like most kids growing up, I dreamed about being a superhero,” Johnson wrote. “Having cool superpowers, fighting for what’s right and always protecting the people. It all changed for me, when I was 10 years old and was first introduced to the greatest superhero of all time – Superman. As a kid, Superman was the hero I always wanted to be. But, a few years into my fantasy, I realized that Superman was the hero, I could never be. I was too rebellious. Too rambunctious. Too resistant to convention and authority. Despite my troubles, I was still a good kid with a good heart – I just liked to do things my way. Now, years later as a man, with the same DNA I had as a kid – my superhero dreams have come true. I’m honored to join the iconic DC Universe and it’s a true pleasure to become, Black Adam. Black Adam is blessed by magic with the powers equal to Superman, but the difference is he doesn’t toe the mark or walk the line. He’s a rebellious, one of a kind superhero, who’ll always do what’s right for the people – but he does it his way. Truth and justice – the Black Adam way. This role is unlike any other I’ve ever played in my career and I’m grateful to the bone we’ll all go on this journey together.”

Dwayne Johnson has been working on Black Adam for 10 years. The character was originally supposed to appear in this year’s Shazam! but decided to save his highly-anticipated debut for a later film in order to let each character get some breathing room. However, despite not appearing in Shazam!, his character was teased with the wizard Shazam, played by Djimon Hounsou (Guardians of the Galaxy), telling his origin story to Billy Batson.

Based on the DC Comics character created by Otto Binder and C.C. Beck, Black Adam will be directed by Jaume Collet-Serra (The Shallows) with Johnson starring as the titular anti-hero. The film will be the second collaboration between Collet-Serra and Johnson, who have also been working together on Disney’s forthcoming adventure film Jungle Cruise.

The film will be produced by Johnson and FlynnPicturesCo’s Beau Flyn along with Dany Garcia and Hiram Garcia of Seven Bucks Productions. Scott Sheldon will be overseeing the project for FlynnPictureCo.

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Harley Quinn Will Premiere On DC Universe November 29

It’s time to do it Harley’s way! Watch the new animated Original series, Harley Quinn. It premieres November 29, only on DC Universe.

Harley has finally broken things off with the Joker and attempts to make it on her own as the criminal Queenpin of Gotham City. Join DC Universe to watch this action-comedy series featuring Poison Ivy and a whole cast of heroes and villains from the DC Universe.

The titular crazy beloved villain will be voiced by Big Bang Theory‘s Kaley Cuoco. The voice cast also includes Lake Bell (Childrens Hospital) as Poison Ivy , Alan Tudyk (Rogue One: A Star Wars Story) as Joker, Ron Funches (Powerless) as King Shark, JB Smoove (Curb Your Enthusiasm) as Frank the Plant, Jason Alexander (Seinfeld) as Sy Borgman, Wanda Sykes (Black-ish) as Queen of Fables, Giancarlo Esposito (Breaking Bad) as Lex Luthor, Natalie Morales (Bojack Horseman), Jim Rash (Mike Tyson Mysteries) as Riddler, Diedrich Bader (Veep) as Batman, Tony Hale (Arrested Development, Veep) as Dr. Psycho, Chris Meloni (Happy!) as Commissioner Gordon, Rahul Kohli (iZombie) as Scarecrow, Sanaa Lathan (The Twilight Zone) as Catwoman, Vanessa Marshall as Wonder Woman and Jacob Tremblay as Robin.

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Titans Renewed For A Third Season At DC Universe

After more than two months since the series’ second season premiere in September, DC Universe has officially renewed its superhero series Titans for a third season, which is scheduled to debut in the fall of 2020.

Season 2 which is streaming now, features Joshua Orpin as Conner Kent/Superboy, Esai Morales as Deathstroke, Chella Man as Deathstroke’s son Jericho Wilson, Chelsea T. Zhang as Deathstroke’s daughter Rose Wilson (aka The Ravager), Iain Glen (Game of Thrones) as Bruce Wayne, Natalie Gumede as Mercy Graves and Drew Van Acker as Aqualad.

Titans stars Brenton Thwaites (Gods of Egypt) as Dick Grayson/Robin, Teagan Croft (Home and Away) as Raven, Anna Diop (24: Legacy) as Koriand’r/Starfire, Alan Ritchson (Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles) & Minka Kelly (Friday Night Lights) as Hawk and Dove, Bruno Bichir as Dr. Niles Caulder, and Lindsey Gort as Police Detective Amy Rohrbach.

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The Best Copy of The First Marvel Comics Issue Could Bring $1 Million Or More At Auction

The best copy of the first Marvel Comics issue could bring $1 million or more as the top lot in Heritage Auctions’ Comics & Comic Art Auction November 21-24 in Dallas, Texas.

Marvel Comics #1 Windy City pedigree (Timely, 1939) CGC NM 9.4 Off-white pages. (estimate: $1,000,000+), from the Windy City pedigree, is by far the highest-graded known copy of what is widely considered the ultimate of all Marvel comics, of which only two other copies have earned a grade as high as 9.0. As a matter of perspective, consider that only one other 9.4 exists in CGC’s census for all of the top six most valuable Golden Age issues … combined.

“It is nearly impossible to describe the significance of this issue carrying such a high grade,” Heritage Auctions Senior Vice President Ed Jaster said. “This is an 80-year-old copy of the issue that launched Marvel Comics, and it is in pristine condition. Most collectors never get the chance to see a comic book like this, much less an opportunity to own one.”

The Windy City pedigree collection is known well among high-end Golden Age collectors. Introduced to the market by Chicago dealer Gary Colabuono, the collection was compiled by a Uniontown, Pennsylvania mailman who purchased every first issue he could of both comic books and magazines, starting in the 1940s.

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Mondo Batman: The Animated Series 1/6 Scale Figure (Black Variant)

Based on the seminal Batman: The Animated Series, the Mondo Batman 1/6 Scale Figure stays true to the television classic – sculpted to match the iconic style of the show.

Featuring approximately 30 points of articulation: multiple switch-out hands, heads, accessories, and a Bat Symbol figure stand.

The (Black Variant) Exclusive version of Batman features an alternate black costume deco, as well as an unmasked Bruce Wayne head, and black folded cowl. In addition to this, it also features a blue folded cowl, for use on the original Batman 1/6 Scale Figure (sold separately), so you have the option to display the unmasked head on either version of the figure!

The Batman: The Animated Series 1/6 Scale Figure (Black Variant) is available now via mondotees.com.

Batman: The Animated Series 1/6 Scale Figure (Black Variant)
Height: Approx. 12″ 
Weight: Approx. 3lbs
Material: PVC, ABS. 
Artists: Ramirez Studios, Jason Wires Productions, Joe Allard, Hector Arce
$150

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LEGO Announces Batman’s 1989 Batmobile To Celebrate The 30th Anniversary of The Iconic Film

Celebrate  the  30th anniversary of Tim Burton’s iconic Batman movie with the incredible LEGO 1989 Batmobile launching on Black Friday. 

The Batmobile comes packed full of authentic features from the classic 1989 movie. The 1989 Batmobile is built from over 3,300 pieces, measuring over 23” long and sits on a rotating display plate. The sleek design makes this set a highly rewarding build that is perfect  for  displaying  at  home.  

This LEGO set includes three new-for-2019 minifigures: Batman with a new and unique cape, The Joker, with a new face and torso decoration and Vicki Vale featuring a brand new torso and legs. 

The  1989  Batmobile  comes  with  a  new-for-2019  wraparound  windshield  element  and decorative grappling hooks on both sides of the vehicle. Place the Batman minifigure into the car by opening the slide-open cockpit before turning the car’s turbine exhaust to make the two machine  guns  hidden  under  the  hood  pop  up. The  Batmobile  comes  with  detailed  Bat emblems on the wheel trim and a set of specially designed tires for the front wheels. 

  

The  1989  Batmobile  is  launching  as  part  of  LEGO  Black  Friday  events and  those  who purchase  the  set  between  November29th and  December 5th will  receive  an  exclusive  mini replica of the original model as a free gift available in limited quantities. 

The 1989 Batmobile comes with a rotating display stand, with an attached information plate detailing the cars statistics for easy viewing and a brick built minifigure display stand for the three minifigures. 

The 1989 Batmobile measures over 4” high, 23” long and 8” wide. The 3,306 piece set will retail for $249.99 and will be available directly from LEGO stores and LEGO.com on November 29th.

Features:

– This super-hero toy includes 3 new-for-November-2019 LEGO® minifigures: Batman (new torso decoration), The Joker (new face and torso decoration) and Vicki Vale (new torso and legs), plus a brick-built minifigure display stand.
– This LEGO brick version of the 1989 Batmobile features a slide-open cockpit with a new-for-November-2019 wraparound windshield element, 2 minifigure seats, a steering wheel, stick shift and dashboard stickers, 2 hidden, non-shooting machine guns under the hood with a pop-up function activated by rotating the turbine exhaust, 2 decorative grappling hooks, wheel trims with the Bat logo and specially designed tires for the front wheels, batwings and other iconic design details.
– This LEGO set also includes a brick-built rotating display stand for the Batman toy car with an attached information plate with 1989 Batmobile statistics.
– Weapons include Batman’s Batarang and a gun and The Joker’s gun. – Accessories include Batman’s new-for-November-2019 cape that matches his 1989 movie outfit and Vicki Vale’s brick-built camera.
– This LEGO Batman model car kit for adults includes over 3,300 pieces and makes a wonderful nostalgic holiday gift or birthday present for any Batman fan.
– 1989 Batmobile measures over 4” (12cm) high, 23” (60cm) long and 8” (22cm) wide.

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Funko Pop! Town: Batman’s 80th – Wayne Manor With Alfred

What would the Dark Knight be without a manor to brood in? Wayne Manor is an important part of Batman’s identity and heritage and you can bring a piece of DC history home with Pop! Town Wayne Manor with Alfred Pennyworth.

Coming soon to a store near you!

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DCeased Collected Edition Hardcover

The DC best-selling miniseries DCeased is now available for pre-order as a collected edition hardcover. 

Written by Tom Taylor (Injustice, Suicide Squad), with art by Trevor Hairsine and Stefano Gaudiano, DCeased pits the World’s Greatest Super-Heroes against a techno-virus that turns people into mindless, homicidal creatures of destruction. What’s worse is that none of the DC heroes are immune to this infection and are caught completely off guard by this new threat. If the world ends, what happens to our heroes? 

DCeased has been an instant hit with fans and received high praise from the press: 

“…an absolutely stellar series that any diehard DC or horror fan should check out.”

“DCeased has brought horror to the DC Universe in a big way.”

“If you’re any kind of fan of the DC Universe or horror, you need to be reading this book.”

This stunning hardcover collected edition includes all six issues of of DCeased, plus the one-shot DCeased: A Good Day to Die, also written by Tom Taylor with art by Laura Braga, Darick Robertson, Richard Friend and Trevor Scott. A parallel story to the events of DCeased, Mr. Terrific leads a motley group of heroes to stop the impending apocalypse, hoping to succeed where the heroes of the Justice League have thus far failed. 

This collection also includes some awesome bonus content, including a gallery of variant covers by artist Francesco Mattina, plus an incredible gallery of homage variant covers by Yasmine Putri and Tasia M.S. that pay tribute to current and classic horror films like It, A Nightmare on Elm Street, The Nun and others. 

The DCeased Collected Edition Hardcover is also available for pre-order at all participating Barnes & Noble retailers, featuring an exclusive cover of an infected Superman, by artist Francesco Mattina, as well as a bonus gallery of variant covers featuring infected versions of DC heroes such as Batman, Batgirl, Nightwing, Red Hood and more. 

The DCeased Collected Edition Hardcover is available in participating comic book retailers November 20 and arrives in book stores and online retailers on November 26.

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Spider-Man: Into The Spider-Verse Sequel To Be Released April 8, 2022

Sony Pictures has officially revealed the release date for their Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse sequel to the Oscar-winning animated film. It is set to open on April 8, 2022, where it will open a week ahead of Marvel Studios’ Black Panther 2.

In addition to its impressive run on the awards circuit leading up to the Oscars, the animated epic took in $350 million at the box office and introduced Miles Morales as Spider-Man to a new generation. Shameik Moore, star of The Get Down and Dope, voices Miles Morales in the film. He is joined by Liev Schreiber as Kingpin, Mahershala Ali as Miles’ Uncle Aaron, Brian Tyree Henry as Miles’ father Jefferson,  Luna Lauren Velez as Miles’ mother Rio, Lily Tomlin as Aunt May, with Hailee Steinfeld as Spider-Gwen, Jake Johnson as Peter Parker along with Kimiko Glenn (Orange Is the New Black) as SP//dr aka Peni Parker; comedian John Mulaney as Spider-Ham; and Nicolas Cage as Spider-Man Noir.

Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse was directed by Bob Persichetti, Peter Ramsey, and Rodney Rothman. The script was written by Phil Lord, who produced the film along with Avi Arad, Amy Pascal, Christopher Miller, and Christina Steinberg.

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Arrow Producer,  Greg Berlanti To Bring Green Lantern Inspired Series & DC Anthology, Strange Adventures To HBO Max

Arrow producer Greg Berlanti is developing a “Green Lantern inspired series” and Strange Adventures, an anthology series for HBO Max, the upcoming streaming service.

“Both of these original DC properties we’ll be creating for HBO Max will be unlike anything seen on television,” said Berlanti via a statement. “An anthology series of cautionary tales set in a world where superpowers exist, and, in what promises to be our biggest DC show ever made, we will be going to space with a Green Lantern television series, but I can’t reveal any more about that just yet.”

Strange Adventures will feature several superheroes from the DC Universe, including Adam Strange. According to EW, the series will also tell “close-ended morality tales about the intersecting lives of mortals and super-humans.” There are certainly no shortage of cosmic heroes to choose from. Additionally, the large cast of Green Lanterns means there plenty of options for that show as well.

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