Although “Scribblenauts Unmasked: A DC Comics Adventure” has been on store shelves since September, DC Comics is set to continue the game’s distinctive art style in a set of “Scribblenauts”-themed variant covers in January. CBR has the exclusive reveal of three variant covers: “Nightwing” #27, which homages Scott McDaniel’s “Nightwing” #2 cover; “Batman/Superman” #7, a nod to Frank Miller’s “The Dark Knight Returns” #3; and “Green Lantern” #27, a clear nod to Neal Adams’ iconic cover for “Green Lantern” #85, which featured “Snowbirds Don’t Fly” — the story where Oliver Queen discovers Roy Harper’s heroin addiction.
Justice League 3000 #1 (Unlettered Preview)
Previews Contain Spoilers
Story by Keith Giffen, J.M. DeMatteis
Art by Howard Porter
Cover by Howard Porter
Publisher DC Comics
Cover Price: $2.99
The new series starring the heroes of today—tomorrow is resolicited, now with legendary artist Howard Porter (JLA) on board! But what are these heroes doing in the year 3000? And who (or what) brought them there? Get ready for a dose of wonder from the writing team of Keith Giffen and J.M. DeMatteis!
Available Wednesday, December 11th, 2013.
Green Lantern Annual #2, the conclusion of Robert Venditti’s “Lights Out” crossover, hits store shelves this Wednesday, October 30th. Check out the preview above and full solicitation below.
Story by Robert Venditti
Art by Sean Chen
Cover by Sean Chen
Publisher: DC Comics
Cover Price: $4.99
Don’t miss the stunning conclusion of “Lights Out!” Can Relic be defeated? Who lives? Who dies? The new status quo for the Lanterns is revealed here!
One of my favorite things to do at Comic Con is to just explore; wander aimlessly. Doing that ensures that you will find something unique. Something you probably won’t find by just surfing the net. Saturday, Day Two of NYCC 2013, I came across a small booth that was advertising a comic called A Tale of Cosmic Fistcuffs. While the two creators of said comic sat behind the booth working they had a spokesperson passing out cards and asking people to check out their comic. His description of the comic sounded interesting and got my attention.
Overall, the idea isn’t anything spectacular. A Tale of Cosmic Fistcuffs, in a nutshell, is a goofy science fiction comic involving robots, aliens, and pro wrestling. I just got around to reading it today and I’ll say I found it entertaining and fun. I had purchased issue #1 at Comic Con and as a thank you from the Earl Yi, the artist, I received a small sketch of Hal Jordan on the inside flap of the comic I bought (picture below).
I thought that was pretty cool him even though the “free sketch with every purchase” ad they had is just a ploy to pull Comic Con attendees in. Still, it’s a pretty neat little sketch and I appreciated it. But getting back to the comic… yeah… it was a fun first issue. Also, it had a nice presentation, featuring an embossed front and back cover and a conect-the-dots image on the back page.
You can find out more about A Tale of Cosmic Fistcuffs www.GWFComic.com.
Justice League: War will be with us in 2014, and stars Alan Tudyk as Superman, Jason O’Mara as Batman, Michelle Monaghan as Wonder Woman, Christopher Gorham as The Flash, Justin Kirk as Green Lantern, Shemar Moore as Cyborg, Travis Willingham as Shazam and Steve Blum as Darkseid. The Dark Knight Returns director Jay Olivia will direct.
I’m fine with this.
Green Lantern #23.2: Mongul (Preview)
Previews Contain Spoilers
Written by: Jim Starlin
Art by: Howard Porter
Cover by: Billy Tan
Page Count: 32
U.S. Price: 3.99
Deep in space, an unstoppable force is committing genocide on a galaxy-wide scale, and only the strongest will survive! Be warned, because nothing can prepare you for an all-new Warworld under the absolute rule of the tyrant called Mongul!
(via DC Comics)
Available Wednesday, September 11, 2013.
The Final Five Podcast - Episode 4
- Action Comics #1 (Jim Lee Variant) signed by Jim Lee
- Aquaman #1 signed by Geoff Johns
- Batman #1 (Ethan Van Sciver Variant) signed by Scott Snyder
- Detective Comics #1 signed by Tony S. Daniel
- The Flash #1 signed by Francis Manapul
- Green Lantern #1 signed by Geoff Johns
- Justice League #1 (Digital Copy Variant) signed by Geoff Johns and Jim Lee
- Nightwing #1 signed by Kyle Higgins and Eddy Barrows
- Swamp Thing #1 signed by Scott Snyder
Ben Affleck has been cast as Batman for the next Man of Steel movie. This has led to a whole lot of backlash across the world wide web. Do we think this was a bad choice? Well, we are willing to give him a chance. In the meantime here is a list we compiled of what we think are the worst casting choices made in comic book movies.
10. George Clooney as Bruce Wayne/Batman
Now, the horror that was Batman and Robin wasn’t all George Clooney’s fault but he certainly did his part. He just added to the campyness that was this movie.
9. Anna Paquin as Rogue
Rogue is one of our favorite super heroines. Anna Paquin did not do the character justice. Rogue is an awesome southern woman, who has even been a leader for the X-Men. In the movie Anna Paquin plays a meek teenager with a bad southern accent.
8. Keanu Reeves as John Constantine
We honestly feel this was just lazy casting. We don’t blame Keanu for this. Constantine is a blond Englishman. We also know they made a lot of changes from the comic version, but they at least could have gotten the character right.
7. Jessica Alba as Sue Storm/Invisible Woman
This choice has nothing to do with the fact that Jessica Alba wasn’t “white” enough for the role. It has everything to do with the fact that she is not the best actress. Casting someone for a role just because they are popular is never a good choice.
6. Sylvester Stallone as Judge Dredd
The film itself suffers from being one of those mid-90s campy comic book action movies. Like a lot of early comic book movies, the source material wasn’t respected in this corny mess of film making. Despite that, Stallone was a poor choice because of his, again, campy portrayal of Judge Dredd. Need an example? Just search “Judge Dredd” and “Law” on YouTube.
5. Ryan Reynolds as Hal Jordan/Green Lantern
Not only does Ryan Reynolds not look the part, missing the build and the heroic square chin, but he is an actor who constantly plays his many roles exactly the same. While those Ryan Reynolds mannerisms would work well for a character like Deadpool, they do not work well for Hal Jordan. Because of this, rather than seeing Green Lantern Hal Jordan we simply got Green Lantern Van Wilder.
4. Chris O’Donnell as Dick Grayson/Robin
One day a Warner Bros. executive asked, “Okay. Who should we cast to play a young, teenage Robin in our upcoming Batman movie”, to which one douchbag replied, “How about 25 year old Chris O’Donnell?” “BRILLIANT!”, said the Warner Bros. executive.
3. Arnold Schwarzenegger as Mr. Freeze
Does this one even need explaining? Well, you can’t blame it all on Arnie. We’re sure director Joel Schumacher wanted him to act like a total campy goofball, but even him Arnie played it straight still wouldn’t have worked.
2. Nicolas Cage as Johnny Blaze/Ghost Rider
Did you know Nicolas Cage almost played Superman in the 90s? It’s true! Now him playing Johnny Blaze isn’t as bad as him playing Clark Kent, but it’s close. Drewtos will defend Nic Cage when it comes to classic 90s action movies like Face/Off and Con Air, but not Ghost Rider. He looked too old for Johnny Blaze and his typical Nic Cage over-acting just didn’t fit the role.
1. Halle Berry as Storm
Here is another example of an actress that was chosen because of her popularity. In the first movie Halle Berry tries for Storm’s accent. In the second movie it begins to disappear. By third movie her accent is completely gone. She is basically playing the role of Storm acting like Halle Berry. Even having Storm’s signature white mohawk wouldn’t save this performance.
Do you agree? If not, let us know what you think are the worst casting choices in comic book movie history?
The Flash Annual #2 (Preview)
Previews Contain Spoilers
Written by: Brian Buccellato
Backup Written by: Nicole Dubuc
Art by: Sami Basri
Backup Art by: Cully Hamner
Cover by: Francis Manapul
Page Count: 48
U.S. Price: 4.99
Find out how The Flash and Green Lantern first met when a case they teamed up together to solve years ago rears its head again in the present! It involves a foe neither of them can defeat on their own, and they might not have much luck together either! The outcome of this will affect The Flash for years to come… Plus, a backup story by Nicole Dubuc (the Young Justice cartoon)!
Available Wednesday, July 31st.