Posted by banson on June 20th, 2012 | Comments Off
Dynamic Duo In Smallville
Smallville ran on The WB and then the reformed network The CW for a combined 10 seasons. And during that run fans of the young Clark Kent series clamored to see a young Bruce Wayne pay a visit to Smallville. Unfortunately it never happened, until now.
Bryan Q. Miller, the former writer and executive story editor on the Smallville TV series, is writing a story for the Smallville: Season 11 digital first comic book series from DC Comics that will bring Batman and Nightwing to Metropolis. ChrisCross will be the artist on the story arc titled Detective, which has the caped crusaders following a tip that the person responsible for the death of Bruce’s parents is in Metropolis.
And the surprises don’t stop there. This story brings the fan favorite character Stephanie Brown back to comics, and she’ll be stepping in as Nightwing. In the mainstream DC comics, before the reboot, Stephanie Brown originally took on the alias of The Spoiler. Later she would spend time briefly working with Batman as his new Robin, and then she would take on the mantle of Batgirl in the Batgirl comic book series. Much to the dismay of her loyal fan base, Stephanie Brown has not appeared in a comic since DC’s relaunch of their New 52 universe.
When asked about the upcoming comic book story Miller told CBR, “It’s a buddy cop movie with Bruce and Clark as they go through the adventure. And it gets exponentially bigger and bigger and bigger as we go along through the four issues.” In comparing this story to what they might have done on the TV series he added, “We could not have come close to telling this story on “Smallville.” Maybe, maybe, there is an action sequence that ends the first 30 pages and starts the second 30 that would have probably been the culmination of what we could have afforded to do with the Blur and Batman on “Smallville” at that point, but not the whole thing.”
The Detective storyline will launch it’s 12-week run in the Smallville: Season 11 digital first series on September 5th. The arc will be composed as 12 digital chapters, 120 print pages, equaling four print issues.
Posted by banson on August 31st, 2011 | 23 comments
New Super Suit
Photos from the set of Man of Steel have shown up online. We get a good look at what the costume will look like, and I think its okay, but not great. The design looks good, but I’m not crazy about the muted colors. I think Superman should be brighter. This costume makes me think of Bizarro.
Posted by banson on August 15th, 2011 | 147 comments
DC Releases Elseworlds 80 Page Giant #1
DC is finally releasing DC Comics Presents: Elseworlds 80 Page Giant #1, featuring an anthology of Superman and Batman stories. This comic book was originally supposed to be released back in 1999, but a Superbaby story that included a panel of Superbaby and a microwave oven caused a stir in the DC offices, and the comic was recalled. Some copies made it into circulation before the recall, but this comic book has been largely unseen until now.
DC COMICS PRESENTS: ELSEWORLDS 80-PAGE GIANT #1
Written by CHUCK DIXON, KYLE BAKER and others
Art by KYLE BAKER, AARON LOPRESTI and others
Cover by TY TEMPLETON
On sale NOVEMBER 30 • 96 pg, FC, $7.99 US
A legendary “lost” comic is back! Don’t miss President Superman confronting the indignities of “Scandalgate,” the return of the Super- Sons, the Birds of Prey newspaper comic strip, the adventures of Superman’s babysitter, a classic KINGDOM COME parody, and more!
Posted by banson on August 4th, 2011 | 7 comments
Henry Cavill Dons The Cape And Shield
Warner Bros. has released the first official image of Henry Cavill in costume as Superman for the Man of Steel movie. It may only be one image, but its something that can start to get you excited about the movie.
Posted by banson on August 3rd, 2011 | 37 comments
Laurence Fishburne Is Perry White
According to The Hollywood Reporter, Laurence Fishburne will play Perry White in Zack Snyder’s Man of Steel from Warner Brothers/Legendary Pictures. Fishburne follows a long list of actors to play Clark Kent’s editor in chief, including Jackie Cooper, Michael McKean, Frank Langella and Lane Smith. Voice actors for Superman animated series have included George Dzundza, Joseph Collora, Edward Asner and Stanley Ralph Ross. This marks the first time that an African American has been cast in the role. However, even though it is a change-up from the comic books, Fishburne is a quality actor who can be great for the role.
When Man of Steel flies into theatres in 2013 Fishburne will be joined by Henry Cavill as Superman/Clark Kent/Kal-El, Amy Adams as Lois Lane, Michael Shannon as General Zod and Antje Traue as Faora, with Kevin Costner and Diane Lane playing Jonathan and Martha Kent, and Russell Crowe and Julia Ormond taking the part of Jor-El and Lara.