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Watch The Jupiter’s Legacy Trailer

Netflix has unveiled the first trailerfor its upcoming superhero series Jupiter’s Legacy, based on Mark Millar and Frank Quitely’s comic book series. Starring Josh Duhamel, the series is set to hit the streaming platform on May 7.

Jupiter’s Legacy spans from the 1930s through to the present day and is based around the first generation of Superheroes, who rose to prominence after receiving their powers. Fast forward to the present day, the original heroes are revered as the elder guard, while the children of the fabled heroes are struggling to live up to their parent’s legacy and legendary feats.

The series stars Josh Duhamel (Transformers) as Sheldon Sampson/The Utopian, Ben Daniels (The Crown) as Walter Sampson/Brainwave, Leslie Bibb (The Babysitter: Killer Queen) as Grace Sampson/Lady Liberty, Elena Kampouris (Shoplifters of the World) as Chloe Sampson, Andrew Horton (It Came From the Desert) as Brandon Sampson/Paragon, Mike Wade (SEAL Team) as Fitz Small and Matt Lanter (Chasing the Rain) as George Hutchene/Skyfox.

Steven S. DeKnight, best known for showrunning Daredevil’s inaugural season, created and executive produces the series. He was previously attached to serve as the showrunner, but vacated the position due to creative differences, which Sang Kyu Kim later took over and serving as executive producer alongside Millar, Lorenzo Di Bonaventura and Dan McDermott.

The comic book series was first published by Image Comics in 2013. It followed The Utopian and Lady Liberty, who are the costumed aliases of Sheldon and Grace Sampson. After venturing to a mysterious island with a handful of their friends in 1932, they gained superhuman abilities and established themselves as the first generation of superheroes. They soon formed the Union of Justice. Years later, Sheldon and Grace had two children, Chloe and Brandon, who inherited their own set of powers. However, Chloe and Brandon also developed a cynical attitude toward superheroes and struggled to find their places in the shadow of their famous parents.

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Action Comics #1 Sells For Record $3.25M

One of the few copies of the comic book that introduced Superman to the world has sold for a super-sized, record-setting price.

The issue of Action Comics #1 went for $3.25 million in a private sale, ComicConnect.com, an online auction and consignment company, announced today. It narrowly bested the previous record for the comic, set in the auction of another copy in 2014 for slightly over $3.2 million.

The comic, published in 1938, “really is the beginning of the superhero genre,” said ComicConnect.com COO Vincent Zurzolo, who brokered the sale. It told readers about the origins of Superman, how he came to Earth from another planet and went by Clark Kent.

Vincent Zurzolo

The seller of this particular issue bought the comic in 2018 for slightly more than $2 million.

Zurzolo said that while there were hundreds of thousands of copies initially published, it’s estimated only about 100 exist today, and in varying conditions. He said this copy is among the best-kept ones. “There’s no comic book that you could value higher in terms of a comic book than Action Comics #1,” he said.

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Locke & Key: The Golden Age Hardcover By Joe Hill & Gabriel Rodriguez

The beloved graphic novel series turned Netflix hit continues! Take a trip through the past and unlock moments from Keyhouse’s long history that expand the saga of the Locke family in this collection of stories including the crossover with Neil Gaiman’s Sandman universe!

For two hundred years the Locke family has watched over Keyhouse, a New England mansion where reality has come unhinged and shadows have been known to walk on their own. Here they have guarded a collection of impossible keys, instruments capable of unlocking both unparalleled wonder and unimaginable evil. 

Take a glimpse into the lives of the Locke family ancestors as they use the keys to fight battles big and small. From a giant spider inside Keyhouse to the killing fields of Europe during WWI and the depths of Hell, the Lockes are in a constant struggle to keep the darker aspects of the world at bay.

Locke & Key: The Golden Age hardcover by Joe Hill and Gabriel Rodriguez collects the three short stories, “Small World,” “Face the Music,” and “Open the Moon,” along with …In Pale Battalions Go… and the Sandman crossover Hell & Gone.

Pre-order HERE. The book will be released on November 2, 2021.

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The Amazing World of Superman Tabloid Edition Hardcover

In early 1973, DC Comics published a special oversized comic titled “The Amazing World of Superman – Official Metropolis Edition”, and that spring, a gallery named “The Amazing World of Superman” opened, intended to be a cornerstone for a proposed theme park of the same name. However, the attraction closed in 1974 due in part to the economic recession, and reduction in sightseeing road travel caused by the oil crisis of the time, and the theme park never happened.

Now, in early 2021, DC is set to reprint the brilliant retelling of Superman’s origin story in its original, tabloid-size format for the first time!

This tabloid-size masterpiece includes the story of Superman Land with Lex Luthor, Superboy stories, “How to Draw Superman”, “Superman Family Portrait”. Special bonus! A giant poster “Map of Krypton”!

Look for the “The Amazing World of Superman (Tabloid Edition)” to be released on April 13, 2021.

Order HERE.

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Watch The New Black Widow Trailer

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A new trailer for Marvel Studios’ long-awaited “Black Widow” is available now, showcasing Natasha Romanoff’s struggle to face her past and deal with unfinished business. The action-packed spy thriller will launch simultaneously in theaters and on Disney+ with Premier Access in most Disney+ markets on July 9, 2021. 

Natasha Romanoff aka Black Widow confronts the darker parts of her ledger when a dangerous conspiracy with ties to her past arises. Pursued by a force that will stop at nothing to bring her down, Natasha must deal with her history as a spy and the broken relationships left in her wake long before she became an Avenger. Scarlett Johansson reprises her role as Natasha/Black Widow, Florence Pugh stars as Yelena, David Harbour portrays Alexei/The Red Guardian, and Rachel Weisz is Melina. “Black Widow”—the first film in Phase Four of the Marvel Cinematic Universe—is directed by Cate Shortland and produced by Kevin Feige.

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Theory 11 Avengers: Infinity Saga Playing Cards

Since the debut of Iron Man in 2008, the Marvel Cinematic Universe has captivated the hearts and minds of loyal fans all over the world. Follow the eleven year journey of Marvel Studios’ The Infinity Saga and the adventures of your all-time favorite heroes.

These Theory 11 Infinity Saga premium playing cards feature all of your favorite heroes! Assemble your own squad of Avengers every time the cards are brought out for play – and relive the most memorable moments of the iconic film series.

The outer packaging is simply jaw-dropping. The iridescent, cosmic foil shimmers and alters its color at every angle. Complete with gold foil accents and precise embossing, the ultra-lux outer packaging is truly representative of the legendary Infinity Saga.

Avengers: Infinity Saga playing cards feature completely custom artwork in every aspect of the design, with the Aces, Jokers, box design, and court cards inspired directly by fan-favorite characters quintessential to the Marvel Cinematic Universe.

Inside the box, even the Aces feature callbacks to characters like Doctor Strange, Vision, Winter Soldier, and Gamora. And this wouldn’t be an Infinity Saga deck without a little bit of mischief and balance: Loki and Thanos make their presence known on each Joker!

Your favorite characters are brought to life! Thor and Hulk sport their Ragnarok attire, Hawkeye and Ronin share the spotlight (with a special appearance from Ant-Man!), and Iron Man wields his own Nano Gauntlet – alongside Captain Marvel, Black Panther, Spider-Man, Captain America, and many more.

Order HERE for $10.

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Dark Knight Returns: The Golden Child’s Original Art By Rafael Grampá Could Go For A Half-Million Dollars

Rafael Grampá’s original art for the 2019 one-shot Dark Knight Returns: The Golden Child has finally gone on sale – and it’s doing pretty well.

Grampá’s agency Chiaroscuro Studios opened sales on the pages in late March, and in the first 24 hours took in almost $200,000 with a sale of a third of the pages from the Frank Miller-written piece.

“I’m so proud of this life-changing project, to be able to be one of the very few artists that had the chance to materialize Frank Miller’s visions into art and being part of his seminal Dark Knight Returns saga forever,” Grampá said in the announcement.

These are all pen and ink drawings on standard comic book boards, measuring 11″ x 17”.

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LEGO DC Batman: Batman Cowl

Capture forever the unique style of Batman with this challenging and rewarding LEGO build-and-display model of the super hero’s distinctive cowl. With transparent bricks to represent the face and a stylish fact plaque attached to the base, the iconic helmet belonging to the protector of Gotham City will make an eye-catching centerpiece, wherever it is displayed.

The LEGO DC Batman: Batman Cowl will retail for $59.99 and will ship on April 26th.

Features:

-The LEGO DC Batman: Batman Cowl (76182) captures forever the unmistakable style of Batman in a captivating build-and-display model created with adults in mind.

-Measuring over 8.5 in. (22 cm) high, 4 in. (10 cm) wide and 4 in. (12 cm) deep, this captivating model provides an attractive conversation piece, whether displayed in your home or workplace.

-The collectible LEGO DC Batman Batman Cowl offers a hands-on, stress-relieving building experience, as 410 LEGO bricks gradually transform into a stunning display model.

-This authentic LEGO brick recreation of the iconic Batman helmet includes transparent pieces to represent the face and a stylish fact plaque attached to a sturdy base.

-Indulge your creative construction superpowers. This collectible piece of Batman memorabilia will provide pleasure and satisfaction long after the hands-on work has been completed.

-This build-and-display piece is ideal for any model-making enthusiast or adult fan of the Caped Crusader. It makes a great birthday gift, Christmas present or personal treat.

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Pierce Brosnan Joins Dwayne Johnson’s Black Adam As Doctor Fate

As the film gears up to start production next month, the Dwayne Johnson-fronted DC Extended Universe outing Black Adam has rounded out its cast of Justice Society of America actors as Golden Globe nominee Pierce Brosnan (The Foreigner) has signed on to star as iconic hero Doctor Fate.

Alongside Brosnan, the roster of Justice Society of America will see Noah Centineo (To All The Boys I’ve Loved Before) star as Atom Smasher, Quintessa Swindell (Trinkets) as Cyclone and Aldis Hodge (One Night in Miami) as Hawman. The film will also star Sarah Shahi (City on a Hill) and Marwan Kenzari (Aladdin), though their roles are currently being kept close to the antihero chest.

The announcement of the introduction of the Justice Society of America came during last year’s DC FanDome event, though also having confirmed that Hawkgirl, frequent partner and romantic interest of Hawkman, would have to remain absent from the DC Extended Universe for the time being. The character was recently seen portrayed by Shiera Sanders Hall as part of Stargirl‘s JSA, though she lost her life to Brainwave on the night the Injustice Society attacked the group’s headquarters.

Johnson has been attached to and developing a Black Adam film for over a decade now, with the sometimes supervillain, sometimes antihero originally slated to make his highly-anticipated debut in 2019’s Shazam!, though the studio elected to split the characters off into individual films to allow them breathing room and proper development, instead choosing to tease the character as Djimon Hounsou’s original wizard Shazam tells his origin story to Billy Batson.

Based on the DC Comics character created by Otto Binder and C.C. Beck, Black Adam is set to be directed by Jaume Collet-Serra (The Shallows) with Johnson starring as the titular anti-hero and Rory Haines and Sohrab Noshiryani having written the current script while Adam Stztykiel penned the prior one. 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 hierarchy of power in the DC Universe is about to change. Black Adam arrives on July 29, 2022.

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Watch The Suicide Squad Trailer

Check it out in all its glory…The Suicide Squad trailer has arrived!

Welcome to hell—a.k.a. Belle Reve, the prison with the highest mortality rate in the US of A. Where the worst Super-Villains are kept and where they will do anything to get out—even join the super-secret, super-shady Task Force X. Today’s do-or-die assignment? Assemble a collection of cons, including Bloodsport, Peacemaker, Captain Boomerang, Ratcatcher 2, Savant, King Shark, Blackguard, Javelin and everyone’s favorite psycho, Harley Quinn. Then arm them heavily and drop them (literally) on the remote, enemy-infused island of Corto Maltese. Trekking through a jungle teeming with militant adversaries and guerrilla forces at every turn, the Squad is on a search-and-destroy mission with only Colonel Rick Flag on the ground to make them behave…and Amanda Waller’s government techies in their ears, tracking their every movement. And as always, one wrong move and they’re dead (whether at the hands of their opponents, a teammate, or Waller herself). If anyone’s laying down bets, the smart money is against them—all of them.

 

The Suicide Squad cast includes: John Cena, Jai Courtney, Joaquín Cosío, Joel Kinnaman, Maylin Ng, Flula Borg, Juan Deigo Botto, Storm Reid, Pete Davidson, Taika Waititi, Alice Braga, Tinashe Kajese, Daniela Melchior, Peter Capaldi, Julio Ruiz, Jennifer Holland, Viola Davis, Idris Elba, and Margot Robbie.

Davis, Robbie, Courtney, and Kinnaman will all play the same roles they had in the 2016 film, reprising as Amanda Waller, Harley Quinn, Captain Boomerang, and Rick Flag, respectively. Michael Rooker will play Savant, Flula Borg will play Javelin, David Dastmalchian will play Polka Dot Man, Daniela Melchior will play Ratcatcher 2, Idris Elba will play Bloodsport, Mayling NG will play Mongal, Peter Capaldi will play Thinker, Alice Braga will play Solsoria, Pete Davidson will play Blackguard, Natha Fillion will play TDK, Sean Gunn will play Weasel, John Cena will play Peace Maker and Steve Agee will play King Shark.

The Suicide Squad is written and directed by Gunn with Charles Roven and Peter Safran serving as producers and Nik Korda executive producing the movie, which will hit theaters and HBO Max on August 6!

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