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Helen Slater and Dean Cain Join CBS's 'Supergirl' in Mystery Roles

One of the great things about this renaissance of superhero television is the long memory of showrunners who bring back actors who made their mark in tights. Helen Slater played Supergirl in the 1984 theatrical release and Dean Cain famously donned the cape as Superman/Clark Kent on ABC's Lois & Clark: The New Adventures of Superman in the '90s. They will have guest starring roles in CBS's upcoming Supergirl series.

Honest Trailers Revisits the Game that Changed Everthing: 'Batman: Arkham Asylum'

Batman didn’t always have kick-ass video games as this Honest Trailer reminds us, but it also spotlights when everything changed for the Dark Knight. In 2009, Rocksteady Studios finally managed to give Batman the gritty and dark gameplay he deserved. In Batman: Arkham Asylum, Batman has to survive a gauntlet of villains on his way to stop the Joker from detonating bombs in Gotham City. Check out the brutally honest take from Smosh Games.

New 'iZombie' Poster and Featurette with Star Rose McIver

The Vertigo Comics adaptation of iZombie got a new poster from the CW with star Rose McIver getting her hands dirty with some tasty brains. The dark comedy from Veronica Mars creator Rob Thomas debuts March 17.

Three New Posters For Marvel's 'Avengers: Age of Ultron' Arrive

More of Earth’s Mightiest Heroes arrive in these three new posters for Marvel’s “Avengers: Age of Ultron”! Check out the posters below and see the movie in theaters on May 1.

Superhero Movie Posters Reimagined by Alijah Villian

Despite the baby steps taken by publishers and filmmakers to diversify the landscape of comic book heroes, digital artist and designer Alijah Villian decided to take matters into his own hands. He took well-known movie posters of popular comic book films and reimagined them with black actors. The result is incredible and proof that heroism is not bound by color.  

Star Trek’s Leonard Nimoy Passes Away at Age 83

Beloved actor and writer, Leonard Nimoy, passed away from pulmonary disease today at age 83. The actor best known for his portrayal of the stoic and logical Mr. Spock on the pop culture phenomenon Star Trek television series became a fan-favorite that has endured for almost fifty years. While he’s most identified with the classic sci-fi show and the many big screen movies that followed, Nimoy was an accomplished stage actor, director, author, musician, photographer, poet, narrator and Army vet. ‘Live long and prosper’ was his catchphrase and he certainly did. R.I.P. Mr. Nimoy.

Arrow/Flash Heroes and Villains Assembling for New Spin-Off at the CW

The Superhero Team -Up Show Includes Brandon Routh, Wentworth Miller, Caity Lotz and Victor Garber So Far

New Trailer and Featurette for PlayStation's Series POWERS

As the premiere date for PlayStation Network’s first original series, Powers, draws near they’ve released a new trailer and a behind-the-scenes featurette. The series is based on the comic book series of the same name by Brian Michael Bendis and Michael Avon Oeming.

REVIEW: 'They're Not Like Us' #3 by Eric Stephenson, Simon Gane and Jordie Bellaire

Syd is still learning to control her powers while also dispensing some street justice in the process. They're Not Like Us #3 continues the development of the new recruit in the house of young gifted people whose mantra comes from their cynical leader The Voice. The question is what does it all mean and where is it headed?

James Bond: SPECTRE featurette - Behind the Scenes with Sam Mendes

A cryptic message from Bond's past sends him on a trail to uncover a sinister organization. While M battles political forces to keep the secret service alive, Bond peels back the layers of deceit to reveal the terrible truth behind SPECTRE.

Official Batman: Arkham Knight Trailer – “Gotham is Mine”

Gotham is up for grabs and the Scarecrow is leading the march to take it over. In this newly released trailer for Batman: ArkhamKnight video game entitled 'Gotham is Mine', the rogues are out in force including Harley Quinn, Penguin and Two-Face to name a few.

REVIEW: 'Graveyard Shift' #3 by Jay Faerber and Fran Bueno

Graveyard Shift #3 begins with a satiated Hope returning to Liam for some sexy time but he senses something's wrong. She's overly amorous as if she's drunk but it's not alcohol she's been sipping but instead a conveniently available punk in an alley. Life as a vampire takes some getting used to and there's a learning curve that both Liam and Hope have to adjust to as they track down the other vampires.

Agent Carter Review (S1E8): 'Valediction'

The season finale of Agent Carter, ‘Valediction,’ provided a nice conclusion to the exciting miniseries, but it did so with less Peggy Carter. The driving force of the series took a back seat to the men of the SSR and Howard Stark. Stark turned himself in when news of the psychosis-inducing gas attack in the theater broke out and left tens of people dead. It then became all about how Stark and the agents were going to lure Leviathan out in the open. And to top it off when all is said and done Agent Thompson gets the credit for the operation. What kind of evil twist is this?

REVIEW: 'The Black Hood' #1 by Duane Swierczynski and Michael Gaydos

Dark  Circle Comics is off to a great start in establishing itself as a mature and exciting publisher of hero fare far removed from its Archie parents. The Black Hood #1 by Duane Swierczynskiand Michael Gaydos hits the ground running with the first person account of Philadelphia patrolman Greg Hettinger and his descent into drug abuse and ascent into vigilantism. It’s a brutally realistic look at a man who’s deconstructed before our eyes and reborn into the hero (or is it anti-hero?) he’s been made out to be. It’s a refreshing character study that sizzles like a 1970’s action thriller.

COMIC BOOK DAY: Notable New Releases 2/25

NEW COMICS 2/25 by Slidely Slideshow

Another glorious comic book day is upon us and it's jam-packed with great new series, fantastic on-going titles and excellent graphic novels and trade paperbacks. Whatever your pleasure you can find a superb read today and we hope this week's notable new releases helps you decide.

Watch This Ultra-Violent 'Power Rangers' Fan Film While You Can

James Van Der Beek and Katee Sackhoff Star in this Dark Futuristic Take on the Children's Adventure Series
Lionsgate may be making a film adaptation that's more in-line with the classic Mighty Morphin' Power Rangers, full of bright costumes and enthusiastic teenagers. Well, for director Joseph Khan and producer Adi Shankar they chose to make a short film that's more Tarantino and Terminator.

REVIEW: 'King: Prince Valiant' #1 by Nate Cosby and Ron Salas

I never liked the Prince Valiant comic strip growing up. I would skim over it, not being all that interested in the Arthurian tale. It just didn't seem entertaining. And yet it's endured for over 75 years. So clearly, there must be something wrong with me. Dynamite's 'King' series, featuring classic comics retold with today's best writers and artists, has been a thoroughly entertaining event. Prince Valiant from Nate Cosby and Ron Salas is another home run.

PREVIEW: 'Cyber Force' #11 by Marc Silvestri and Heubert Michael

The third arc kicks off with the team’s realization that CDI is a necessary evil to keep even worse things at bay.

PREVIEW: 'Captain Midnight' #20 by Joshua Williamson and Michael Broussard

Captain Midnight’s on the hunt for the greatest threat this world has ever known. The Archon is out there, but who is he, and what does he want? Midnight will have to rely on the ever-dangerous and unlikeliest of allies, Helios, to get the information he needs. But that knowledge lies deep within the heart of Project Black Sky’s most secret compound.

PREVIEW: 'Sonic Universe' #73 by Ian Flynn, Aleah Baker, Tracy Yardley and Various

It STARTS with a SPARK! "Spark of Life" Part Three: Shocking truths are exposed as Dr. Ellidy reveals the tragic origin of the beloved A.I., Nicole! Meanwhile, Phage erupts from the shadows of the Digital World to sew chaos on the island! Can our heroes rally to save Nicole and drive off this new threat? Night is falling, and terrible monsters are closing in! Don't miss this exciting next chapter in the latest Sonic Universe epic, featuring all-new cover art from Sonic artist supreme Tracy Yardley, and a special new "EXTREME BFFs" variant cover from My Little Pony artist Agnes Garbowska!

Marvel's Official 'Avengers: Age of Ultron' Poster is Released

Just how many Avengers can you jam on a movie poster. The answer is plenty as this newly released official poster for Avengers: Age of Ultron shows it's all hands on deck. Take a closer look and you'll notice a certain caped figure hovering in the sky. Take an even closer look at the credits on the poster and you'll notice that Idris Elba, Hayley Atwell and Anthony Mackie will be making an appearance.

PREVIEW: 'Chaos' Volume 1 by Tim Seeley and Mirka Andolfo

The horror "heroes" of Chaos! Comics are back! The undead Evil Ernie, goddess Purgatori, vampire Chastity, and a supernatural band of misfits known as The Omen have individually witnessed visions of the world's impending doom, and rush headlong into conflict. Some try desperately to avert the holocaust, out of altruism or self-interest, while others just want to raise some hell. So begins the return of the Chaos! universe on an epic scale, the resurrection of fan-favorite boogeymen and femme fatales amidst a violent, apocalyptic upheaval!

Archie Comics May 2015 Solicitations

Archie Comics and their Dark Circle imprint are bringing some exciting comics this year and to make sure you place your order with your local comic book shop in time here's what's brewing in May.

MATERIAL: An All-New Suspense Series from Ales Kot, Will Tempest and Tom Muller

Bestselling writer Ales Kot (ZERO), artist Will Tempest, designer Tom Muller and letterer Clayton Cowles come together for an all-new thought-provoking suspense series that explores the ephemeral state of humanity in MATERIAL. The series launches from Image Comics on May 27.

MYTHIC: An All-New Supernatural Series from Phil Hester and John McCrea

Bestselling Eisner-nominated writer Phil Hester (Green Arrow, The Coffin) joins Eisner Award-winning artist John McCrea (Hitman, The Boys) for MYTHIC, an all-new supernatural series about an unlikely crew charged with maintaining (and covering up) the network of magic that keeps the world at status quo. The series launches from Image Comics on May 6.

REVIEW: 'Legenderry: Green Hornet' #1 by Daryl Gregory and Brent Peeples

Being new to the Legenderry series from Dynamite I wasn't quite sure what to expect. After reading the Red Sonja entry I was sold. The steampunk universe makes for a fun adventure with characters you know in a totally new landscape. Legenderry: Green Hornet #1  is no less fun and is actually funnier than I anticipated.

Gotham's Donal Logue and Ben McKenzie Discuss 'The Red Hood'

Another character from the Batman files is making his debut on the next episode of Gotham. The Red Hood (with a red ski mask instead of the signature cone-shaped head gear sadly) makes his debut on Monday.

VIKINGS Review (S3E1): 'Mercenary'

Vikings returned for season 3 with some familiar themes and launched some new plotlines that will have some significant consequences from this point forward. It all begins with the new King Ragnar overlooking his “kingdom” atop a frozen mountain with his son Bjorn. “What do you see?” he asks his son. “Power.” The young warrior is not wrong. After dispatching the sleazy King Horik (a wonderful Donal Logue who now patrols the streets of Gotham with a constipated-faced Jim Gordon) last season, Ragnar ascended from simple farmer to warrior king. A wiser, older Ragnar knows that with great power..well, you know the rest.

SPECIAL PREVIEW: 'Curb Stomp' #1 by Ryan Ferrier and Devaki Neogi

WHY WE LOVE IT: Punk rock isn't dead...yet. Turf wars, breaking rules, crushing violence, and Black Flag-these are a few of our favorite things, and we can't wait for Curb Stomp to straightup knock our teeth out (in a good way).

First Image of Jason Momoa as Aquaman Released by Zack Snyder

Batman V Superman: Dawn of Justice director Zack Snyder just shook up Twitter when he released the first photo of Jason Momoa as Arthur Curry aka Aquaman.

Get ready for Season 3 of Vikings with This Latest Trailer

Season 3 begins with Ragnar as King and follows the great responsibility that now rests on the shoulders of the former farmer.

Gail Simone Headlines All-Female Writing Teams on Epic "SWORDS OF SORROW" Event

Dynamite Entertainment is proud to announce the May 2015 launch of Swords of Sorrow, the genre-spanning crossover event featuring an all-star line-up of female authors, headlined by Gail Simone (Batgirl, Birds of Prey).

'Mad Max: Fury Road' International Trailer is Beautifully Nuts

If these wild trailers for Mad Max: Fury Road are any indication of what we're in store for, it certainly promises to be a gorgeous visceral experience. This Japanese international trailer (complete with subtitles) was just released by Warner Bros. covers most of the same ground of previous trailers with some new operatic slow-mo action.

SPECIAL PREVIEW: 'Fight Club 2' #1 by Chuck Palahniuk and Cameron Stewart

Some imaginary friends never go away… Ten years after starting Project Mayhem, he lives a mundane life. A kid, a wife, pills to keep his destiny at bay. But it won’t last long; the wife has seen to that. The time has come…Rize or Die.

SEX CRIMINALS Deluxe Hardcover: BIG HARD SEX CRIMINALS, VOL ONE by Fraction and Zdarsky is Coming

It’s big; it’s hard; and it’s coming in March — the highly anticipated deluxe hardcover of the Image Comics phenom SEX CRIMINALS by Matt Fraction and Chip Zdarsky! BIG HARD SEX CRIMINALS, VOLUME ONE collects the first two volumes of the #1 New York Times, Publishers Weekly, and Amazon best-selling, Eisner-and-Harvey-Award-winning, 2013 Time magazine Best Comic of the Year, 2014 Paste magazine Best Comic of the Year, sex-tip-book spinning-off, reader-beloved comic book series.

Archie Comics Ends Long-Running Series With June's #666

Archie Comics shocked readers across the world with the announcement of this summer's game-changing ARCHIE #1 featuring the blockbuster creative team of Mark Waid and Fiona Staples. Before moving forward into a new era, ARCHIE #666 takes a look back at the wacky and heartfelt adventures that Archie and the gang have gone on over the years by Archie Comics legends Tom DeFalco, Dan Parent, Fernando Ruiz, and Pat & Tim Kennedy!

'Gotham's Morena Baccarin Lands Female Lead in 'Deadpool'

Fox and director Tim Miller have found their female lead opposite Ryan Reynolds in the Marvel adaptation, Deadpool, in Morena Baccarin. She beat out several actresses for the role The Hollywood Reporter only describes as a love interest who "grapples with falling for a man with a hideously scarred face."

COMIC BOOK DAY: Notable New Releases 2/18

New Comics 2/18 by Slidely Slideshow

This week in comics is another eclectic mix of stunning work whether you like a hard-boiled crime drama (Criminal TPB), thrilling military thriller (Burning Fields) or an action-packed dystopian showdown (Lazarus) we got you covered.

REVIEW: 'Secret Identities' #1 by Faerber, Joines, Kvriazis and Kirchoff

It's a difficult task to assemble a team of superheroes and make it fresh and different than the many that have populated the world of comics for decades. Even more difficult is developing a compelling ensemble drama that exposes their weaknesses and exploits their secrets in a way that doesn't rip-off Watchmen. So far, Jay Faerber and Brian Joines have avoided such pitfalls and have created an intriguing set of heroes despite one of them actually being a comedian (with a small "c").

REVIEW: 'Goners' #5 by Jacob Semahn and Jorge Corona

Each issue of Goners has been a whirlwind of adventure and terror barely slowing down so readers can catch their breath. Issue 5 isn't very different except for some climatic turns and revelations that will alter the future of the Latimers for the rest of the series. It's a monumental story shift that's less of an arc and more like the steady trajectory of a rocket. Needless to say, it's a blast.

PREVIEW: 'Mega Man' #46 by Ian Flynn and Ryan Odagawa, Various

MEGA MAN #46
DING DING DING! Get ready for the fight of the century with: Mega Man versus Break Man! "The Ultimate Betrayal" Part Two: This is it, the day has finally arrived—it’s the epic-beyond-epic duel you’ve been waiting for as brother battles brother and the Blue Bomber brings the ruckus to the Prodigal Son! Everything has been building to this battle of two siblings—and the fate of the world is at stake! The Mega Man 3 game adaptation reaches a fever pitch in this exciting installment, featuring cover art from Patrick "SPAZ" Spaziante and a special "brother versus brother" variant by acclaimed artist Justin Harder!

Ronda Rousey Vs Michelle Rodriguez in Latest TV Spot for 'Furious 7'

Who says you can't cram too much action in a movie trailer? Certainly not the folks at Universal who just released the latest TV spot for the upcoming Furious 7. Some new footage abounds including a showdown between Michelle Rodriguez and Ronda Rousey. The latest installment of the worldwide phe features the late Paul Walker and the tagline of 'one last ride' pulls on the heart strings of devoted fans of the franchise and the actor. Furious 7 drives into theaters on April 3.

REVIEW: 'Lazarus' #15 by Greg Rucka and Michael Lark

'The Conclave' concludes as only it could, with a showdown between warriors. Jacob Hock demands a trial by combat and conveniently offers up his ally's Lazarus to fight the Carlyle's Lazarus, Forever, to the death. He doesn't have anything to lose as the maneuvering of chess pieces between he and Malcolm Carlyle continues but will it be Forever who has to pay the price?

Pixar's New 'Inside Out' Trailer is So Cool It's Ice Cold

Pixar is known for their adorable characters in heart-warming adventures and their upcoming, Inside Out, is no different. In fact, it deals directly with emotions. Specifically, the emotions of an 11-year-old Riley as represented by the characters in her mind - Anger, Joy, Fear, Disgust and Sadness - and voiced by a star-studded cast.

Get Ready for 'The Flash' with These Videos for 'Fallout'

The CW released a new video for Tuesday's episode of The Flash entitled appropriately enough, 'Fallout Clip.' The newly seperated halves that make up Firestorm, Dr. Martin Stein (Victor Garber) and Ronnie Raymond (Robbie Amell), bicker over what to do next while recuperating at STAR Labs.

PREVIEW: 'Secret Identities' #1 by Faerber, Joines, Kvriazis and Kirchoff

The supergroup known as The Front Line have just invited new hero Crosswind to join them. But what they don't know is that Crosswind is a mole, sent to learn all their secrets. And the Front Line have LOTS of secrets. Writers BRIAN JOINES and JAY FAERBER and the stunning art team of ILIAS KYRIAZIS and CHARLIE KIRCHOFF bring you classic super-team action and intrigue for the 21st century. Behind every mask is a secret...

PREVIEW: 'Burning Fields' #2 by Michael Moreci, Tim Daniel and Colin Lorimer

As new murders arise across the oilfields of Iraq and their surrounding cities, strange alliances form: Dana and Aban delve into one another’s pasts in the search for the killers, while Verge, the private military company that blocks Dana and Aban at every turn, makes its own inroads on the case.

'Is This Thing On?' #4 - An Art Show Inspired by Funny People

THIS FRIDAY NIGHT at G1988 (West) for an annual tradition returning to the gallery, Is This Thing On?

PREVIEW: 'King: Mandrake the Magician' #1 by Roger Langridge and Jeremy Treece

“It’s time to put on a SHOW!" Welcome to the KING, full of IMPOSSIBLE TRICKERY and DEMONIC DESTRUCTION and HEARTBREAKING VILLAINY and WITCH DOCTORING and GLOBAL CATASTROPHE and SMIRKING SLEIGHT-OF-HAND and DAPPER DETERMINATION!  Witness MAGICAL MYSTERY by Eisner-Award Winner ROGER LANGRIDGE (Thor the Mighty Avenger) and JEREMY TREECE (Marvel Zombies) with a connecting King cover by comic legend DARWYN COOKE!

CW's 'iZombie' Releases New Poster

As we inch closer to the March 17 premiere of CW's iZombie, the network released a new poster on Friday. It illustrates what the newly walking dead med student, Liv Moore (Rose McIver), craves as uses her position at the morgue to fill her appetite. In doing so, she also vividly accesses the memories of the deceased. Along with a police detective, she takes that information in order to solve crimes.

PREVIEW: 'Legenderry: Green Hornet' #1 by Daryl Gregory and Brent Peeples

From the pages of Bill Willingham's LEGENDERRY, it's Green Hornet and Kato, goggles-deep in an all-out steampunk gang war! We've got airships! Electric velocipedes! Semi-automatic blunderbusses! Each gang and gang lord is weirder than the last, beginning with the child psychopath who starts the war, the adorable and deadly "Little Lord Homicide." But who's pulling the boy's strings?

'Deadpool' Movie Adds Action Star Gina Carano, Colossus

Gina Carano (Fast & Furious, Haywire) will be joining Ryan Reynolds in Tim Miller's Marvel adaptation of the 'Merc with a Mouth,' Deadpool. The former MMA champ and fledgling action star will play a member of the underground mutant group, The Morlocks, as Angel Dust.