TwittReview: Aquaman delivers a big bucket of FUN! Director James Wan brings us a movie that shows there is light in this tunnel for DC Comics and movie adaptions. The second act, from start to finish, is one of the most fun sequences I’ve seen in a movie in a very long time! Grade: 5 out of 5!!
TV News: Justice League Action trailer
Cartoon Network is debuting a new animated Justice League cartoon this Fall. Check out the trailer and the voice cast!
- Kevin Conroy – Bruce Wayne / Batman
- Rachel Kimsey – Princess Diana / Wonder Woman
- Jason J. Lewis – Clark Kent / Superman
- Diedrich Bader – Michael Jon Carter / Booster Gold
- P. J. Byrne – Firestorm
- John DiMaggio – Darkseid, Lobo
- Michael Dorn – Atrocitus
- Mark Hamill – The Joker, Alec Holland / Swamp Thing
- Josh Keaton – Hal Jordan / Green Lantern
- Khary Payton – Victor Stone / Cyborg
- Carl Reiner – William A. Zard / The Wizard
- Armin Shimerman – Zilius Zox
- Dana Snyder – Patrick O’Brian / Plastic Man
- Brent Spiner – Edward Nygma / The Riddler
- Joanne Spracklen – Kara Zor-El / Supergirl
- James Woods – Lex Luthor
MOVIE SCREENING: Warcraft (TUE 06.07.16 @ 7:30PM, AMC Loews White Marsh)
The peaceful realm of Azeroth stands on the brink of war as its civilization faces a fearsome race of invaders: Orc warriors fleeing their dying home to colonize another. As a portal opens to connect the two worlds, one army faces destruction and the other faces extinction. From opposing sides, two heroes are set on a collision course that will decide the fate of their family, their people and their home. Sound exciting? Well along with tickets to the screening, we’ve got schwag bags for ya as well! Check the details below the banner for our ‘Geek On The Scene’ giveaway.
Comic Book Review: Zacharia Thorn #1
An intriguing premise hobbled by a lack of exposition or real character introduction. Events happened 10 years ago that changed Zack and made him a super demon hunter…but readers are pulled along with the story, rather than being able to sink in and get lost in the vibe. Thorn #1 reads like a halfway point, rather than a brand new series.
Still, Scott Reichert looks to have stumbled on a cool story; Thorn feels like Constantine and Buffy got together and partied in the local graveyard. Bonkz Seriosa’s artwork is on-point, coupled with Robert Reichert’s vibrant colors. One misstep in the art department: Seriosa’s inclusion of his own name on a prominently placed gravestone during the climax of the issue feels amateurish. It’d have been cute if that stone was far in the back; a nice shout-out for fans to swoon over. But loud and proud thisclose to a main monster? Yanked me right out of an already flighty narrative.
In another issue or two, Thorn could be a series worth watching. I’ll be looking forward to seeing how they flesh out the story, and these characters. But #1 is a halting look at the tale, and those wrapped up in it. Luckily it’s a damn pretty view. Grade: C+
[NOTE: I received a copy of this title thanks to the graciousness of the creators. I received no compensation for my review.]
Movie Screening: Antman (MON 07.13.15 @ 7:30PM)
I bet you like ants huh? The next evolution of the Marvel Cinematic Universe brings a founding member of The Avengers to the big screen for the first time with Marvel Studios’ “Ant-Man” when master thief Scott Lang must embrace his inner hero and help his mentor, Dr. Hank Pym, protect the secret behind his spectacular Ant-Man suit from a new generation of towering threats. This hotly anticipated Marvel hero is sure to blow up the box office and if you’ve got the skills of an ant, you may have seats for two to the Baltimore screening. Check out the details below the banner, and happy hunting you Hymenoptera!
TV – The Flash and Arrow – first half reviews
Tonight marks the return of The Flash to the CW network for the continuation of the first season. And tomorrow is the return of Arrow for the continuation of the third season. If you are not watching either of these shows you are missing some of the best scripted TV out there today.
Kevin Smith Is Back With ‘Tusk’
Haven’t gotten your Kevin Smith fix in a minute? We hear you, he and his irrepressible sidekick haven’t been on the silver screen for a few years, but that’s all about to change with ‘Tusk.’ Check out the latest trailer via the link below. Stay geeky!
“I don’t want to die in Canada”
TUSK will have its world premiere at the 2014 Toronto International Film Festival
Download the official trailer here:
A film written and directed by Kevin Smith
Starring Justin Long, Haley Joel Osment, and Genesis Rodriguez
From the singular mind of writer/director and podcaster Kevin Smith, and conceived from one of Smith’s own Smodcast’s, TUSK is a story unlike anything that has ever been committed to screen before. A tale that is equal parts hilarious and horrifying, TUSK will stay with you long after the credits roll.
Read more about the film on Kevin Smith’s blog:
A24 will release TUSK in theaters September 19, 2014
For more info:
Baltimore Comic-Con announces it’s panel schedule!
Coming to Baltimore Comic-Con this year? It’s next weekend, and it’s gonna be pretty darn awesome. The guys from Comic Book Men will be there, as will Stan Lee and a TON of amazing comic book pros. I’ll be there, and I’ll gladly shake a hand and make a friend. But really, it’s all about the books, amirite? Yeah baby!
The ‘Con released it’s schedul and it’s looking sweet. Wanna sit in on a Q&A with Joe “Locke & Key” Hill or Mike Mignola (why not both?), talk about banned comics, or just listen to all sorts of creative types talk amongst themselves? You can do that. I’ve got the full breakdown after the jump; thanks for the list, BCC!
And if you’re into beer, comics and charity — and really, who isn’t? — get over to Pratt Street Ale House the night before for Drink & Draw. I know I’ll be there (shout-out to Bishop’s Breakfast Oatmeal Stout!!) Gotta get prepped for the coming awesomeness onslaught….
See y’all at the ‘Con!
Jimmy Palmiotti and Amanda Conner come to Baltimore Comic-Con!
I’m a comic book nerd. No question there. I wish I could read everything I love, but y’know…morgage, food and stuff.
But I do love Comic-Con, where I can meet my favorite creators and drool on them! I’m sure they’re less pleased.
This year, Baltimore Comic-Con will bring back Jimmy Palmiotti and Amanda Conner — the husband/wife duo that have so much mad skill it’s a wonder their home hasn’t exploded from awesome. Maybe it has. Maybe that’s why they’re coming. Guess we’ll see.
Palmiotti is best known his work on Jonah Hex, but he’s also an accomplished screenwriter. I was able to sit in on a New 52 panel he sat in on, and it’s always cool to hear how he comes up with his ideas. Conner’s gorgeous art can be found all over the place, from Archie to Vampirella, Power Girl to Painkiller Jane. Her work on Before Watchmen: Silk Spectre is simply breathtaking. Girl’s got skills. Check out her Tumblr if you doubt me! (You really shouldn’t doubt me. Not on this, anywho.) I’ve been a Vampirella fan for…well, a long time, so I’m really hoping to get a chance to meet her this year.
Read on for the full press release from BCC!
Here are the 2012 Ghastly Award winners!
The Ravens win the Superbowl yesterday. Today? We get to see who won the 2012 Ghastly Awards, the awards that celebrate excellence in horror comics/graphic novels. (NOTE: I became a judge for the Ghastly Awards beginning 2012. But I had nothing to do with tabulating the votes. Nobody wants that.)
Take a peek at the winners — and congratulations to all!
The 2012 Ghastly Award Winners are:
Deadworld: War of the Dead (IDW)
Best New Series (Fans Decided the Winner):
Mars Attacks (IDW)
Creepy (Dark Horse)
Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse Book 1 (Heavy Metal)
The Chilling Archives of Horror Comics: Zombies (IDW/Yoe Books)
(Criminal Macabre, 30 Days of Night, Transfusion, Frankenstein Alive, Alive, Lot 13)
(Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse, Hellblazer)
(Frankenstein Alive, Alive)
(Creepy, The Goon, Ragemoor)
Crossed: Wish You Were Here
Al Feldstein & Bill Gaines
Named for acclaimed comics creator “Ghastly” Graham Ingels, the Awards are in their 2nd year. Created to honor excellence in Horror Comics, every comic creator had a say in who the nominees were by nominating their favorites throughout the year.We thank everyone who took the time to nominate and vote in the 2012 Awards. The submission process is now open for the 2013 Awards!
We congratulate all of the Winners and Nominees for what they bring to the comic reading community. To be nominated by your comic book creating peers is a big honor and the Ghastly Awards are here to celebrate your achievements.
For more information on the Ghastly Awards, or to submit your horror comics for the 2013 Award season please go to www.ghastlyawards.com.