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Geoff Johns To Pen "Flash" Feature

In Comic News, On Film on July 20, 2009 at 4:44 am
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Geoff Johns

According to The Hollywood Reporter, comics scribe Geoff Johns is now slated to write and produce the upcoming “The Flash” feature film, and also reveals that Marv Wolfman and Warren Ellis are being tapped for projects.

This announcement comes as kind of a double edged sword.  Johns did write some of the best stories of the third The Flash on-going series, he also just retconned Barry Allen into a horrible “My parents are deeaaaaaaad!” origin.  Still, it is a good sign that DC is finally stepping up and hiring comic writers to write comic movies.

Original article can be found here.

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Correction!

In Blogs, Comic News, Comic Reviews on July 4, 2009 at 8:32 pm

bwculsmCully Hamner impressed the shit out of us in his Question second feature in Detective Comics last week, and I gushed over it repeatedly in the review.

Unfortunately, I was so busy being amazed by his work that I gushed over it repeatedly referring to him as Curly Hammer.  Which is really depressing and embarrassing on my part…especially when Mr. Hamner was the one to point it out in the comments!

So, the article in question has been fixed, and many apologies to Mr. Hamner.  Many thanks also for visiting the site.  We’ll be sure to get it right in the future.

"Captain America Reborn" Prelude Now Available

In Comic News on June 30, 2009 at 7:44 pm

Marvel has made available “Captain America Reborn” Prelude as a digital comic. The Brubaker written, Luke Ross illustrated story tells the events leading directly into the beginning of “Captain America Reborn” #1, on sale tomorrow.

You can read the digital comic for free by going to Marvel.com’s Reborn page.

"Superman/Batman: Public Enemies" Gets a Release Date

In Comic News, On Film on June 29, 2009 at 3:33 pm
Logo for "Superman/Batman: Public Enemies"

Logo for "Superman/Batman: Public Enemies"

Comic Book Resources is reporting the newly announced release date for DC’s forthcoming animated feature, Superman/Batman: Public Enemies.  The film goes direct to DVD on September 29th with a 2 Disc Special Edition, which will have several featurettes, including “The Blackest Night: Inside The DC Comics Event”, “A Team Of Minds” with Jeph Loeb looking at the Superman/Batman team-up concept, and “Dinner With DC Featuring Kevin Conroy”, in which the legendary Batman voice actor will discuss the creative approach to the story, and is joined by Voice Director Andrea Romano, Producer Bruce Timm, and Gregory Noveck.  The 2 disc will also include a look at DC’s next, yet to be announced animated feature and 2 episodes of Justice League Unlimited, and will retail $24.98, with a single disc going for $19.99.  There will also be a Blu-Ray edition for $29.99.

The next release in DC’s ever growing animated feature line-up is Green Lantern: First Flight, which is slated to come out on July 28th.  Hit the jump for Superman/Batman: Public Enemies recently yanked yet still available thanks to a Russian sharing site trailer.
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FIRST LOOK: Mickey Rourke as Whiplash!

In Comic News, On Film on June 10, 2009 at 2:16 am

Unless you’ve been living under a rock for the past few hours, then you’ve probably seen this already.

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Its a bit of a surprising look to the image.  He looks more like a bondage queen whip warrior than one would expect, and even Derk immediatly questioned if this movie was instead a Gladiator sequel.  But before you say that this is a little too S&M for you, let me remind you that Whiplash looked like this shortly before his death in Iron Man Vol. 3

The Safe Word Is Banana.  I Like Bananas.

The Safe Word Is Banana. I Like Bananas.

So please, remember this before you say that Favreau is changing too much.  The possibly far too anticipated sequel is due out next Summer.