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Watch The Trailer For Cursed

Based on the New York Times bestselling book, Cursed is a re-imagination of the Arthurian legend, told through the eyes of Nimue, a young woman with a mysterious gift who is destined to become the powerful (and tragic) Lady of the Lake. After her mother’s death, she finds an unexpected partner in Arthur, a humble mercenary, in a quest to find Merlin and deliver an ancient sword. Over the course of her journey, Nimue will become a symbol of courage and rebellion against the terrifying Red Paladins, and their complicit King Uther. Cursed is a coming-of-age story whose themes are familiar to our own time: the obliteration of the natural world, religious terror, senseless war, and finding the courage to lead in the face of the impossible.

Curse stars: Katherine Langford (Nimue), Devon Terrell (Arthur), Gustaf Skarsgård (Merlin), Daniel Sharman (Weeping Monk), Sebastian Armesto (King Uther Pendragon), Matt Stokoe (Gawain), Lily Newmark (Pym), Shalom Brune-Franklin (Igraine), Emily Coates (Sister Iris), Billy Jenkins (Squirrel), Bella Dayne (Red Spear), and Peter Mullan (Father Carden).

Cursed will premiere on Netflix on July 17.

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Here’s A First Look At Cursed – Coming To Netflix Summer 2020

Netflix has released the first-look photos for their upcoming fantasy drama series titled Cursed, giving us a glimpse of Katherine Langford as the woman who is destined to become the Lady of the Lake in King Arthur’s story. The 10-episode series will be available for streaming sometime this summer.

Based on Tom Wheeler and Frank Miller’s New York Times bestselling book, Cursed is a re-imagination of the Arthurian legend, told through the eyes of Nimue, a young woman with a mysterious gift who is destined to become the powerful (and tragic) Lady of the Lake. After her mother’s death, she finds an unexpected partner in Arthur, a humble mercenary, in a quest to find Merlin and deliver an ancient sword. Over the course of her journey, Nimue will become a symbol of courage and rebellion against the terrifying Red Paladins, and their complicit King Uther. The series is a coming-of-age story whose themes are familiar to our own time: the obliteration of the natural world, religious terror, senseless war, and finding the courage to lead in the face of the impossible.

The series will be led by Golden Globe nominee Katherine Langford (13 Reasons Why, Love Simon, Knives Out) as Nimue. It will also feature Devon Terrell as Arthur, Gustaf Skarsgård as Merlin, Daniel Sharman as Weeping Monk, Sebastian Armesto as King Uther Pendragon, Matt Stokoe as Gawain, Lily Newmark as Pym, Shalom Brune-Franklin as Igraine, Emily Coates as Sister Iris, Billy Jenkins as Squirrel, Bella Dayne as Red Spear, and Peter Mullan as Father Carden.

Cursed series is created and executive produced by authors Tom Wheeler and Frank Miller with Wheeler set as the showrunner. It is also produced by Alex Boden with Silenn Thomas serving as an executive producer.

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Dark Knight Returns: The Golden Child Deluxe Edition 

It’s been three years since the events of Dark Knight III: The Master Race. Lara has spent the time learning to be more human, and Carrie Kelley has been growing into her new role as Batwoman. But a terrifying evil has returned to Gotham City, and Lara and Carrie must team up to stop this growing threat–and they have a secret weapon. Young Jonathan Kent, “the golden child,” has a power inside of him unlike anything the world has ever seen, and it’s about to be unleashed… 

Dark Knight Returns: The Golden Child is Frank Miller’s triumphant return to the world of the Dark Knight and joining him is the superstar artist Rafael Grampá, the mastermind behind the groundbreaking Mesmo Delivery. Following work in advertising and film, this incredible collaboration marks Grampá’s first comics work in six years, bringing his extraordinary detail and storytelling to the Dark Knight saga, resulting in a Dark Knight story like nothing you’ve ever seen before.

Pre-order the 96 page hardcover book HERE. It will be released on June 16, 2020.

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Medicom Mafex The Dark Knight Returns Triumphant Figure

From Medicom, this Mafex figure is based on Frank Miller’s classic Batman: The Dark Knight Returns.

The figure stands more than 6″ tall and faithfully reproduces the character’s expressions with a damaged mask head and face parts. Variant hands, a cloth cloak with a metal frame, and a movable stand are also included. 

Pre-order HERE for $95. In shops December 16, 2020.

 

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First Look At Dark Knight Returns: The Golden Child

Frank Miller’s epic story began with The Dark Knight Returns, continued in The Dark Knight Strikes Again, and welcomed a new generation of hero in Dark Knight III: Master Race. Now Miller is teaming with artists Rafael Grampá and Jordie Bellaire to deliver a brand new installment for The Dark Knight Returns: The Golden Child arriving this week in comic shops.

Set three years after the conclusion of Master Race, the 48-page one-shot picks up after Lara has had some time to learn about humanity, and for Jonathan to grow from a baby into a child. In the same time, Carrie has matured to tackle Gotham’s less manageable problems.

Fans can get their first look at the story below.

  

Check out the issue’s variant covers.

Read more HERE.

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How Frank Miller’s The Dark Knight Returns Brought Grit Back To Batman

The Dark Knight Returns reshaped the comic book industry; introducing an older, grizzled, beaten Bruce Wayne as he tries to save Gotham City once more. Scenes ripped straight from the pages can be seen in the movie Batman v Superman and the dark, gritty tone permeates the DNA of The Dark Knight and The Joker. The 1986 four-issue miniseries written and drawn by Frank Miller has sold over one million copies and is still heralded to this day. The book DC Comics: A Visual History calls The Dark Knight Returns “arguably the best Batman story of all time,” which “revolutionized the entire genre of superhero.”

“I took a sanitized version of a tough character and took him closer to his 1940s roots,” Frank Miller told Newsweek at an unveiling event for a black and white statue based on the suit Batman wore in The Dark Knight Returns at FAO Schwarz in Rockefeller Center. The 62-year-old veteran cartoonist was signing autographs for fans, juxtaposed between greeters in toy soldier outfits and ceramic statues of Paw Patrol.

The comic veteran known for 300, Sin City, Daredevil and countless other dark tales, had a hand in reinventing the identity of Batman after Adam West had turned him into a joke. All it took was a four issue-comic book miniseries.

“I was an artist possessed with a story and an artist doing a job,” Miller said.

In 1939, National Comics published Detective Comics #27, featuring the first appearance of Batman. Created by Bill Finger and Bob Kane, the caped crusader was very unlike the icon we know now, 80 years later. He carried a gun and didn’t hesitate using it to shoot down criminals. Early Batman was more a pulpy crime thriller than a collection of super hero heroics. As the Golden Age turned to the Silver Age, Bruce Wayne’s gritty demeanor started to fold into fluffy Americana, featuring wackier story lines and his sidekick, Robin the Boy Wonder.

“Batman started out really dark and grim, he was killing people,” Jim Fletcher, the Creative Director of DC Entertainment, said at the event. “Then you go into the 60s when he’s goofy and he stays like that for a while.”

The “pows” and “bams” of Adam West and Burt Ward in 1966’s Batman television show, gave the hero a massive burst of pop cultural influence. But after two decades his comic persona was wearing thin — until Miller’s interpretation hit comic book store shelves.

“Around that time, I had fallen out of comics and Batman was going on adventures like flying through space, which I didn’t care for,” Fletcher said. “Then this book and Watchmen come out and it drags me back into comics.” Reading Batman not only challenging but defeating the god-like Superman and Miller’s reinventing of Gotham as gritty and decrepit opened his eyes to a world of creative opportunity.

“Batman is very relatable,” Fletcher said. There’s always injustice in the world and Batman is that normal guy who can get out there and do what needs to get done. He’s an outlet for people’s frustrations or anger for things they can’t control.”

These different iterations of Batman could not exist without the artists and writers innovating at their easels. Neal Adams, Jim Lee and Greg Capullo are just some of the creative forces that gave Batman life for generations.

“It’s always been about the characters and not the people who make them,” Miller said. “If you ask the average person who created Superman, they might say Richard Donner, George Reeves or Christopher Reeves. They certainly wouldn’t remember two Jewish kids from Cleveland.”

Batman will continue to fight crime in Gotham and avenge his parents long after the rest of us are gone. Whether it’s with eyebrows drawn onto his costume, a batarang flung from under his cape or a sniper rifle perched on a roof.

Reprinted from Newsweek

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Frank Miller And Rafael Rafael Grampá Return To The Dark Knight Universe This December With Dark Knight Returns: The Golden Child

Bestselling writer and comic book icon Frank Miller will add yet another incredible chapter to his Dark Knight legacy this December, as DC announced plans to publish a sequel to the acclaimed Dark Knight III: Master Race.

Dark Knight Returns: The Golden Child is a 48-page prestige format one-shot on sale December 11, featuring art and cover by Rafael Grampá. The story takes place three years after the events of Master Race, where Batman, Superman, Wonder Woman, Carrie Kelley, and Lara Kent overcame the renegade priest Quar and his cult of Kandorian fanatics in their bid to convert humanity into worshipping them as gods. During this interim, Lara has spent time learning about what it means to be human, while Carrie has grown into her role as Gotham City’s new protector, Batwoman.

When a terrifying evil returns to Gotham City, Lara and Carrie team up to take on this new threat, but this time with a secret weapon—Jonathan Kent. Known as the “Golden Child,” Jonathan possesses power unlike anything the world has ever seen and could be all that stands in the way of the destruction of Gotham City, as well as the whole planet.

Superstar artist Grampá was handpicked by Miller for this return to the world of the Dark Knight. The mastermind behind the groundbreaking Mesmo Delivery, this incredible collaboration marks Grampá’s first comics work in six years, bringing his extraordinary detail and storytelling skills to a story that only Frank Miller could tell.

 “The Dark Knight Returns story began with its heroes getting older,” said Miller. “Now we’re seeing the next generation of heroes in action, and Rafael was the obvious choice for me to usher in these heroes that are vigorous, untested and loaded with promise. I think that Jonathan Kent in particular will surprise everybody with his unforeseen abilities and impossible mind.”

In addition to the main and variant covers by Grampá, the book will also include a series of open-to-buy variant covers by artists Paul Pope, Joëlle Jones, and Andy Kubert, in addition to Frank Miller himself. The 48-page prestige format book will carry DC’s Black Label content descriptor (for mature readers) and will retail for $5.99.

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Batman Celebrates 80 Years At FAO Schwarz With Frank Miller On September 14

In celebration of Batman’s 80th anniversary, this Saturday, September 14, fans can get a first look at the brand-new Batman Black & White statue ahead of New York Comic Con and meet Frank Miller, author of The Dark Knight Returns. 

He will be available for autographs from 12 – 1pm at FAO Schwarz in New York. Fans of all ages are also invited to shop limited-edition toys and collectibles at the iconic toy store.

FAO Schwarz
30 Rockefeller Plaza
New York, NY 10111

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Watch The Superman: Year One Trailer

From the creators behind The Dark Knight Returns and Kick-Ass comes a powerful new look at the early days of the Man of Steel. Superman: Year One is a prestige format three-part comic series by Frank Miller and John Romita, Jr. that offers an inspiring testament to the importance of choice and a definitive origin story to the world’s first superhero.

Issue 1 is available on June 19, 2019 wherever comics are sold.

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Batman Maquette From The Dark Knight Returns

One of the most influential stories ever told in the comics medium is Frank Miller’s 1986 undisputed classic, Batman: The Dark Knight Returns. Celebrate the comic that is cited by filmmakers as an inspiration for their Batman movies with the new 12.5” tall Batman maquette based on The Dark Knight Returns, who stands ravaged, gritty, and battle ready.

You can pre-order the statue HERE for $299.95 and it will ship on February 28, 2020.

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