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Jul 22

“Oh, you. You just couldn’t let me go, could you? This is what happens when an unstoppable force meets an immovable object. You truly are incorruptible, aren’t you? You won’t kill me out of some misplaced sense of self-righteousness. And I won’t kill you because you’re just too much fun. I think you and I are destined to do this forever.” — The Joker, The Dark Knight (2008)

Lucy Lawless Cast In ‘Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.’

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Lucy Lawless Cast In ‘Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.’

Lucy Lawless on BSG

Lucy Lawless, who’s no stranger to genre projects having appeared in Battlestar Galactica, Spartacus, Justice League: New Frontier as Wonder Woman herself, and of course Xena: Warrior Princess, will be heading to ABC’s second season of Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.Lawless will be joining a growing list of talented actors who’ve had the privilege of guest starring on the show since its…

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Weekly Ones: Teen Titans #1
Weekly Ones is a weekly post written by me, Drewtos, where I review one brand spankin’ new #1 issue. First impressions are everything. This week I’m diving into Teen Titans #1 published by DC Comics and written by Will Pfeifer (Red Hood and the Outlaws) with art by Kenneth Rocafort (Red Hood and the Outlaws, Superman).
Marvel Comics’ most recent incarnation of Young Avengers by Kieron Gillen, which ended in January 2014 with issue #15, was an amazing achievement. It had a perfect blend of humor, drama, and action. Young Avengers was a great example of how to do a teen superhero book right. So, after living through Scott Lobdell’s dark, depressing run on Teen Titans, it would make sense for DC to follow in their rival’s footsteps. The cover for Teen Titans #1 makes it seem like DC is going for a similar “fun” approach. The use of social media also reminds readers of how Young Avengers very cleverly featured alternate versions of Tumblr and Instagram through out its run. Does Will Pfeifer’s Teen Titans #1 aim to mimic Gillen’s Young Avengers? It’s too early to say.It might be a little unfair to compare the two books, but seeing the cover for Teen Titans #1 automatically made me think of Young Avengers. That being said, this first issue is definitely fun. We get to see each team member—Wonder Girl, Beast Boy, Raven, and Bunker—use their unique abilities in an attempt to rescue a school bus filled with children held hostage, while Red Robin leads them. While the issue reminds us of all their abilities, it doesn’t take too much time fleshing out the characters backgrounds. Pfeifer may be assuming most readers have read Lobdell’s previous run with that these characters or these character have been featured in plenty of other media already, and no in depth introductions are needed. He wouldn’t be wrong to assume this. Red Robin, Wonder Girl, Beast Boy, and Raven have been staples in the DC Universe for years now, but Bunker, a creation of Scott Lobdell, is still a fairly new character.

One of the last few panels does remind us of the prejudices Bunker has to deal with and I’m always glad to see DC, or any publisher, shed light on the issues of gay rights in a respectful manner, while not becoming too preachy about it. While social commentary is appreciated, Teen Titans is still a book about teen superheroes and fans should have fun when reading it. As far as writing goes, I think Pfeifer has the potential to whip out a series that’s better and funner than Lobdell’s run.
As for the art, I might be a little biased. I’m a huge fan of Kenneth Rocafort’s art. His style is so unique and looks a lot different than DC’s typical house style. Months before Teen Titans #1 hit the stands CBR writer Janelle Asselin criticized Rocaforts cover, specifically his rendition of Wonder Girl, pointing out her breasts are the “size of her head” and they were “popping out of her top.” Despite the backlash DC Comics received after Asselin’s article, the final cover remains the same but features Facebook-esq face-tagging over the character’s faces. Perhaps to distract? While I agreed with Janelle Asselin on the outrageous breast size and impractical costume (some straps would be nice), I can’t say I don’t love the interior art in this first issue, but I would understand if some readers will still have a problem with Wonder Girl’s getup.Verdict:Teen Titans #1 is a refreshing first issue. I’m definitely interested in seeing where Will Pfeifer and Kenneth Rocafort take this series. I hope it remains a fun comic, and avoids becoming too dark and depressing like Lobdell’s run. I say check it out.
P.S. -  I don’t hate Scott Lobdell. His run on Red Hood and the Outlaws was awesome.
- Drewtos
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Weekly Ones: Teen Titans #1

Weekly Ones is a weekly post written by me, Drewtos, where I review one brand spankin’ new #1 issue. First impressions are everything. This week I’m diving into Teen Titans #1 published by DC Comics and written by Will Pfeifer (Red Hood and the Outlaws) with art by Kenneth Rocafort (Red Hood and the Outlaws, Superman).

Marvel Comics’ most recent incarnation of Young Avengers by Kieron Gillen, which ended in January 2014 with issue #15, was an amazing achievement. It had a perfect blend of humor, drama, and action. Young Avengers was a great example of how to do a teen superhero book right. So, after living through Scott Lobdell’s dark, depressing run on Teen Titans, it would make sense for DC to follow in their rival’s footsteps. The cover for Teen Titans #1 makes it seem like DC is going for a similar “fun” approach. The use of social media also reminds readers of how Young Avengers very cleverly featured alternate versions of Tumblr and Instagram through out its run. Does Will Pfeifer’s Teen Titans #1 aim to mimic Gillen’s Young Avengers? It’s too early to say.

It might be a little unfair to compare the two books, but seeing the cover for Teen Titans #1 automatically made me think of Young Avengers. That being said, this first issue is definitely fun. We get to see each team member—Wonder Girl, Beast Boy, Raven, and Bunker—use their unique abilities in an attempt to rescue a school bus filled with children held hostage, while Red Robin leads them. While the issue reminds us of all their abilities, it doesn’t take too much time fleshing out the characters backgrounds. Pfeifer may be assuming most readers have read Lobdell’s previous run with that these characters or these character have been featured in plenty of other media already, and no in depth introductions are needed. He wouldn’t be wrong to assume this. Red Robin, Wonder Girl, Beast Boy, and Raven have been staples in the DC Universe for years now, but Bunker, a creation of Scott Lobdell, is still a fairly new character.

One of the last few panels does remind us of the prejudices Bunker has to deal with and I’m always glad to see DC, or any publisher, shed light on the issues of gay rights in a respectful manner, while not becoming too preachy about it. While social commentary is appreciated, Teen Titans is still a book about teen superheroes and fans should have fun when reading it. As far as writing goes, I think Pfeifer has the potential to whip out a series that’s better and funner than Lobdell’s run.

As for the art, I might be a little biased. I’m a huge fan of Kenneth Rocafort’s art. His style is so unique and looks a lot different than DC’s typical house style. Months before Teen Titans #1 hit the stands CBR writer Janelle Asselin criticized Rocaforts cover, specifically his rendition of Wonder Girl, pointing out her breasts are the “size of her head” and they were “popping out of her top.” Despite the backlash DC Comics received after Asselin’s article, the final cover remains the same but features Facebook-esq face-tagging over the character’s faces. Perhaps to distract? While I agreed with Janelle Asselin on the outrageous breast size and impractical costume (some straps would be nice), I can’t say I don’t love the interior art in this first issue, but I would understand if some readers will still have a problem with Wonder Girl’s getup.

Verdict:
Teen Titans #1 is a refreshing first issue. I’m definitely interested in seeing where Will Pfeifer and Kenneth Rocafort take this series. I hope it remains a fun comic, and avoids becoming too dark and depressing like Lobdell’s run. I say check it out.

P.S. -  I don’t hate Scott Lobdell. His run on Red Hood and the Outlaws was awesome.

- Drewtos

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Jul 21

Justice League (2017)
I’ll make a better one once we get an official image of Gal Gadot as Wonder Woman and Jason Mamoa as Aquaman.Until then… my dream.

Justice League (2017)

I’ll make a better one once we get an official image of Gal Gadot as Wonder Woman and Jason Mamoa as Aquaman.Until then… my dream.

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The Final Five Podcast - Ep. 20 - Short, but Sweet
Archie Comics kills off a beloved character, while Marvel introduces an all-new Thor and all-new Captain America. Listen as Drewtos and MissGhoulez discuss their thoughts on all this and more in this week’s short episode of The Final Five Podcast.

Special thanks to Storm writer greg-pak for the intro. Storm #1 hits store shelves Wednesday, July 23rd, 2014.
Credits: Hosted by drewtos and featuring missghoulez of The Final Five "Short, but Sweet" edited by drewtos and recorded on Sunday, July 20th, 2014 Theme music composed by KeyFortress 
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The Final Five Podcast - Ep. 20 - Short, but Sweet

Archie Comics kills off a beloved character, while Marvel introduces an all-new Thor and all-new Captain America. Listen as Drewtos and MissGhoulez discuss their thoughts on all this and more in this week’s short episode of The Final Five Podcast.

Special thanks to Storm writer greg-pak for the intro. Storm #1 hits store shelves Wednesday, July 23rd, 2014.

Credits:
Hosted by drewtos and featuring missghoulez of The Final Five
"Short, but Sweet" edited by drewtos and recorded on Sunday, July 20th, 2014 
Theme music composed by KeyFortress

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Jul 20

More Avengers: Age of Ultron Plot Details

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More Avengers: Age of Ultron Plot Details

Thanks to Entertainment Weekly‘s recent magazine coverage of Marvel’s upcoming The Avengers: Age of Ultron, more and more information about the closely guarded plot has emerged. Joss Whedon spoke about the Big Bad and title character of the film, Ultron (James Spader), as well as those characters who will be fighting on his side. Spoilers ahead!

EW Avengers Age of Ultron cover featuring Ultron, Iron Man, and Captain America

First of all, who is Ultron? In the movie, Ultron…

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Daredevil Casts Deborah Ann Woll as Karen Page

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Daredevil Casts Deborah Ann Woll as Karen Page

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More and more casting news is being revealed for Marvel’s first Netflix series Daredevil. The latest addition is Deborah Ann Woll, best known for her role in True Blood.

Woll will be playing Karen Page, the love interest for Dardevil’s alter ego Matt Murdock. In the comic books, Karen was the secretary at Murdock’s law firm and was his longest running romantic interest. No further details have…

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Marvel Announces Release Dates for 5 New Movies

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Marvel Announces Release Dates for 5 New Movies

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Marvel always likes to plan ahead. Right from the start with the first Iron Man, they planted the seed for what would become known as Phase One, the series of superhero movies leading up to The Avengers. And ever since, they have been on a roll, plotting out Phase Two, which will culminate with The Avengers: Age of Ultron in May of 2015. Marvel’s ultimate plan is to have three Avengers films, at…

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Jul 18

'Prison Break' Alum Wentworth Miller Cast In 'The Flash'

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‘Prison Break’ Alum Wentworth Miller Cast In ‘The Flash’

Wentworth Miller / Captain Cold

Wentworth Miller / Captain Cold

The Flash has added another villain to appear in its premiere season. Wentworth Miller, who played the lead role on FOX’s Prison Break, has been cast as Leonard Snart, also known as Captain Cold. This news broke during The Flash panel at the Television Critics Association’s semi-annual press tour.

In the comics, Leonard Snart/Captain Cold is the leader of The…

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Defiance, S2 Ep05 - Put the Damage On

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Defiance, S2 Ep05 – Put the Damage On

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While Amanda has played a pivotal role in the first four episodes of Defiance‘s current season, most of the show’s attention has been focused on Irisa’s plight and the E-Rep occupation. “Put the Damage On” shifts focus as we are now given a very Amanda-centric episode. Of course Tarr family drama is still prominent, and even Doc Yewll has an intriguing character arc leading to some much needed…

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Marvel Comics Announces ‘Superior Iron Man’

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Marvel Comics Announces ‘Superior Iron Man’

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With the recent announcements of an all-new Thor and all-new Captain America, it seems Marvel Comics is making a couple of major changes to some of their A-list characters. Iron Man is now the latest Marvel hero to go through a major transition in Marvel’s upcoming title Superior Iron Man, beginning this November. Take a look at Marvel’s official press release below for all…

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