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New Aquaman Poster Features Arthur And Mera In Classic Costumes

Jason Momoa took to Instagram to share a brand new poster for Warner Bros. Pictures and DC Films‘s upcoming superhero blockbuster Aquaman, featuring Momoa and Amber Heard as Arthur and Mera standing beside each other while wearing their characters’ classic comic book costumes.

From Warner Bros. Pictures comes an action-packed adventure that spans the vast, visually breathtaking underwater world of the seven seas. The film, starring Momoa (Justice League, Game of Thrones) in the title role, reveals the origin story of half-human, half-Atlantean Arthur Curry and takes him on the journey of his lifetime — one that will not only force him to face who he really is, but to discover if he is worthy of who he was born to be… a king.

Aquaman also stars Amber Heard (Justice League, Magic Mike XXL) as Mera, a fierce warrior and Aquaman’s ally throughout his journey; Oscar nominee Willem Dafoe (Platoon, Spider-Man 2) as Vulko, counsel to the Atlantean throne; Patrick Wilson (The Conjuring films, Watchmen) as Orm/Ocean Master, the present King of Atlantis; Dolph Lundgren (The Expendables films) as Nereus, King of the Atlantean tribe Xebel; Yahya Abdul-Mateen II (Baywatch, The Get Down) as the vengeful Black Manta; and Oscar winner Nicole Kidman (The Hours, Lion) as Arthur’s mom, Atlanna. Also starring is Ludi Lin (Power Rangers) as Captain Murk, Atlantean Commando, and Temeura Morrison (Star Wars: Episode II – Attack of the Clones, Green Lantern) as Arthur’s dad, Tom Curry.

Directed by Wan from a script by Will Beall (Gangster Squad) and David Leslie Johnson-McGoldrick (The Conjuring 2), from the story by Geoff Johns, Wan and Beall, the film is being produced by Peter Safran and Rob Cowan, with Zack Snyder, Deborah Snyder, Rob Cowan, Jon Berg, Walter Hamada, and Geoff Johns serving as executive producers. The movie is based on characters from DC’s Aquaman created by Paul Norris and Mort Weisinger. Rupert Gregson-Williams (Wonder Woman) will compose the music.

Aquaman opens on December 21 in theaters everywhere.

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Watch The Gotham Season 5 Preview: This Is The End

Gotham has released a preview of its upcoming fifth and final season with a teaser of what’s to come. As expected, things are looking bad for Gotham city, as key villains seem to be taking over the city. A now older Bruce Wayne (David Mazouz) offers the one glimmer of hope. 

It was confirmed that actor Shane West’s character “Eduardo Dorrance” is actually none other than the back-breaking villain Bane, and in fact will end up inflicting his trademark injury on one of the characters in the series. It was also confirmed that the series finale for the show will leap ahead ten years in the future, featuring Bruce Wayne’s final transformation into Batman!

Gotham also stars Ben McKenzie as Detective James Gordon, Donal Logue as Harvey Bullock, Morena Baccarin as Leslie Thompkins, Sean Pertwee as Alfred, Robin Lord Taylor as The Penguin, Erin Richards as Barbara Kean, Camren Bicondova as Selina Kyle/the future Catwoman, Cory Michael Smith as Edward Nygma/the Riddler, Jessica Lucas as Tabitha Galavan, Chris Chalk as Lucius Fox, Drew Powell as Butch Gilzean/Solomon Grundy, Alexander Siddig as Ra’s Ah Ghul, and Crystal Reed as Sofia Falcone.

Gotham is based upon DC characters and is produced by Warner Bros. Television. Bruno Heller, Danny Cannon and John Stephens serve as executive producers on the series. 

The fifth and final season premieres January 3 on FOX.

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‘The Man’ Golden Age Edition Print By Josh Budich

Stan “The Man” Lee passed yesterday at the age of 95. His impact on popular culture is immeasurable. To honor the comic book icon, artist Josh Budich has brought back his long-sold-out “The Man” print – this time as a ‘Golden Age’ gold-foil edition of just 100 copies.

Josh has requested 50% of proceeds be donated to The Hero Initiative– which assists comic book creators in need. This 18×24 print is hand-printed on gold foil, and hand-numbered in a limited edition of 100 copies.

This is a pre-order item. The print will ship in time for delivery for the Christmas holiday. Order HERE for $50.

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Spider-Man: Into The Spider-Verse Character Posters

Sony has released six new Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse character posters ahead of its theatrical release next month.

Phil Lord and Christopher Miller, the creative minds behind The LEGO Movie and 21 Jump Street, bring their unique talents to a fresh vision of a different Spider-Man Universe, with a groundbreaking visual style that’s the first of its kind. Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse introduces Brooklyn teen Miles Morales, and the limitless possibilities of the Spider-Verse, where more than one can wear the mask.

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 is directed by Bob Persichetti, Peter Ramsey, and Rodney Rothman. The script was written by Phil Lord. The producers are Avi Arad, Amy Pascal, Phil Lord, Christopher Miller, and Christina Steinberg.

The film swings into theaters December 14.

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Mondo Reissuing Danny Elfman’s Batman Score

Mondo has announced a vinyl reissue of Danny Elfman’s iconic score to Tim Burton’s Batman.

Mondo is issuing two versions of the score: an expanded edition that’s limited to 2,000 copies and a more standard release. Both were produced by Neil S. Bulk and both feature artwork by Kilian Eng. One disc comes pressed with a yellow and black swirl, while the other is purple and green. 

Both go on sale later this month.

Batman Expanded Motion Picture Score Tracklist:

Side A:

01. Main title (2:49)
02. Family / First Batman / Roof Fight (3:24)
03. Jack Vs. Eckhardt (1:36)
04. Up Building / Card Snap (1:54)
05. Bat Zone / Axis Set-Up (1:52)
06. Shootout (5:39)
07. Dinner Transition / Kitchen Dinner / Surgery (2:58)

Side B:

08. Stair Kiss / Face-Off / Beddy Bye (4:00)
09. Board Meeting (0:20)
10. Roasted Dude (1:04)
11. Vicki Spies (Flowers) (1:55)
12. Clown Attack (1:58)
13. Bruce Contemplates / Photos/ Men At Work (2:59)
14. Paper Spin / Alicia’s Mask (0:31)
15. Vicki Gets A Gift (1:12)
16. Alicia’s Unmasking (1:10)
17. Batman To the Rescue / Batmobile Charge / Street Fight (4:25)
18. Vicki Hides The Film (0:35)

Side C:

19. Descent Into Mystery (1:34)
20. Batcave / Paper Throw (2:49)
21. The Truth (1:14)
22. The Joker’s Poem (0:59)
23. Sad Pictures (0:39)
24. Dream / Challenge / Tender Batcave (4:28)
25. Charge of the Batmobile (1:47)
26. Joker Flies to Gotham / Batwing I (0:34)
27. Batwing II (4:00)

Side D:

28. Batwing III (2:07)
29. Cathedral Chase (5:06)
30. Waltz to the Death (3:59)
31. Showdown I / Showdown II (5:06)
32. Finale(1:49)
33. End Credits (1:29)

Batman Original Motion Picture Score Tracklist:

Side A:

01. The Batman Theme (2:38)
02. Roof Fight (1:20)
03. First Confrontation (4:43)
04. Flowers (1:51)
05. Clown Attack (1:58)
06. Batman To the Rescue (3:56)
07. Roasted Dude (1:04)
08. Photos / Beautiful Dreamer (2:30)
09. Descent Into Mystery (1:34)
10. Batcave (2:35)
11. The Joker’s Poem (0:57)

Side B:

12. Love Theme (1:31)
13. Charge of the Batmobile (1:41)
14. AttacK of the Batwing (4:44)
15. Up The Cathedral (5:04)
16. Waltz to the Death (3:55)
17. The Final Confrontation (3:47)
18. Finale (1:45)
19. Batman Theme Reprise (1:28)

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DC Black Label Expands 2019 Slate Adding Watchmen, The Killing Joke And Other Classic Tales To Its Roster

DC announced today that some of its most legendary stories will now be a part of the DC Black Label imprint. The recently launched publishing line, dedicated to giving premier writers and artists the ability to tell unique, standalone stories set outside DC continuity, will release several iconic comic book collections featuring the most famous DC heroes from the archives beginning this December through the end of 2019.

“The DC Black Label line will house the best and most evergreen stories from DC,” says DC Publisher Dan DiDio. “The company has a long history that includes some of the most recognizable and renowned storytelling in comics and we want to honor that history by putting them under one banner.”

The quintessential tales that first inspired the creation of the line include complex and emotionally engaging narratives with stunning visual storytelling from some of the greatest creators in the industry. The list of reprinted collections and their release dates through 2019 can be found below:

– All-Star Superman – Grant Morrison & Frank Quitely – available 12/04/2018
– DC: The New Frontier – Darwyn Cooke – available 2/19/2019
– Watchmen (Hardcover with new slipcase) – Alan Moore & Dave Gibbons – available 3/26/2019
– Kingdom Come – Mark Waid & Alex Ross – available 4/23/2019
– Ronin – Frank Miller & Lynn Varley – available 5/07/2019
– All-Star Batman & Robin, The Boy Wonder Vol. 1 – Frank Miller & Jim Lee – available 6/11/2019
– Batman: Year One – Frank Miller & David Mazzucchelli – available 6/11/2019
– Batman: The Dark Knight Strikes Again – Frank Miller – available 6/18/2019
– Batman: The Dark Knight Returns – Frank Miller & Klaus Janson – available 6/18/2019
– Batman: The Dark Knight: The Master Race – Frank Miller, Brian Azzarello, Andy Kubert & Klaus Janson – available 6/25/2019
– Luthor 10th Anniversary Edition – Brian Azzarello & Lee Bermejo—available 7/09/2019
– Joker 10th Anniversary Edition – Brian Azzarello & Lee Bermejo—available 7/09/2019
– Batman: Arkham Asylum – Grant Morrison & Dave McKean – available 8/13/2019
– The Joker: Deluxe Edition – Brian Azzarello & Lee Bermejo – available 9/10/2019
– Batman: The Killing Joke – Alan Moore & Brian Bolland – available 9/17/2019
– Watchmen (Trade Paperback) – Alan Moore & Dave Gibbons—available 9/24/2019
– Batman: Year 100 – Paul Pope—available 10/08/2019
– Superman: Red Son – Mark Millar, Dave Johnson, Andrew Robinson, Killian Plunkett & Walden Wong – available 10/22/2019
– Batman: The Long Halloween – Jeph Loeb & Tim Sale—11/05/2019
– Black Orchid – Neil Gaiman & Dave McKean—11/12/2019
– Batman: Dark Victory – Jeph Loeb & Tim Sale—11/26/2019
– Batman: Haunted Knight – Loeb & Sale—12/17/2019
– Catwoman: When In Rome – Jeph Loeb & Tim Sale—12/31/2019

These collected editions are in addition to new original content that was previously announced. To see more of what’s to come from DC Black Label, check out DCComics.com.

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Marvel Universe By Frank Miller Omnibus

Frank Miller took the comics industry by storm, redefining iconic characters, obliterating creative boundaries and inspiring a generation of readers and creators. While most know Miller as the man who remade Daredevil and created Elektra, he contributed his talents to many Marvel titles – and this incomparable Omnibus brings those stories together in one complete collection! From Miller’s first Marvel work to his extensive array of covers and rare pinups, this painstakingly restored collection is the Millerphile’s be-all and end-all. Featuring Miller’s iconoclastic take on Spider-Man, Captain America, Wolverine, the Thing, Doc Samson, Captain Marvel, Karma, Power Man and Iron Fist – and many more!

Collecting Peter Parker, The Spectacular Spider-Man (1976) #27-28; Marvel Two-In-One (1974) #51; Marvel Spotlight (1979) #8; Amazing Spider-Man Annual #14-15; Marvel Team-Up Annual #4; Wolverine (1982) #1-4; Marvel Fanfare (1982) #18 – and material from Marvel Preview #23; Marvel Team-Up (1972) #100; Power Man and Iron Fist (1978) #76; Incredible Hulk Annual #11; and Official Handbook of The Marvel Universe (1983) #2-6, #8 and #10.

The 448 page hardcover book will be available in comic shops on December 19, 2018 and retail for $75.

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Watch The Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse Extended Sneak Peek

Sony has released an international, extended sneak peek at the upcoming Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse. The trailer details Miles Morales’ relationship with Peter Parker, while giving us glimpses of Spider-Gwen, Spider-Man Noir, and even Peter Porker: The Spectacular Spider-Ham.

Phil Lord and Christopher Miller, the creative minds behind The LEGO Movie and 21 Jump Street, bring their unique talents to a fresh vision of a different Spider-Man Universe, with a groundbreaking visual style that’s the first of its kind. Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse introduces Brooklyn teen Miles Morales, and the limitless possibilities of the Spider-Verse, where more than one can wear the mask.

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 is directed by Bob Persichetti, Peter Ramsey, and Rodney Rothman. The script was written by Phil Lord. The producers are Avi Arad, Amy Pascal, Phil Lord, Christopher Miller, and Christina Steinberg. 

The film swings into theaters on December 14.

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The Incredible Hulk # 1 Comic Estimated To Sell Between $125,000 To $175,000 At Auction

The first comic book issue of The Incredible Hulk from May 1962 will be auctioned by Huggins & Scott Auctions from November 2- November 15. Interested bidders may participate in the auction online.

This first issue is considered one of the most valuable and prestigious comics of the Silver Age. Marvel Comics published the inaugural issue of the Incredible Hulk in May 1962, which was part of an enormous resurgence of super-hero comics in the early 1960’s. The comic book being auctioned earned a Universal Grade of 8.5 from the leading comic book grader CGC.

The consignor read this 56-year old Hulk Comic once as a youth and kept it in storage since 1962.  Well known to be a super tough comic to find in upper grades, this high-demand pivotal issue continues to show astonishing sale price increases, reaching a Fair Market Value of $175,000 in recent years.

The popularity of the Incredible Hulk comic series led to Marvel Studio producing a superhero film The Incredible Hulk in 2008. The film starred Edward Norton as Bruce Banner/Hulk. Mark Ruffalo replaced Norton as the Hulk in the 2012 film The Avengers. Ruffalo reprised the Hulk role in Avengers: Age of Ultron and Avengers: Infinity War.

The comic book is estimated to sell between $125,000 to $175,000.

Additional information on the comic book can be found HERE.

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Diversions Print By Alex Gross

Artist Alex Gross thinks that super heroes deserve a little diversion. He depicted beloved Marvel characters and a party crasher sipping Starbucks, devouring donuts and texting Mary Jane Watson.

Diversions Print By Alex Gross
Paper size: 26″ x 24″
Image size: 23.5″ x 22″
Edition Size: 200
Artist Proofs: 20
Price: $199.00

The signed and numbered prints are made with the Epson P20000 large format printer by Brooklyn Editions, using archival Ultrachrome inks on Optica One heavyweight matte fine art paper.

The print is available HERE on Thursday, November 8th, 2018 at 9 am PST.

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