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Scowly-Faced Superman Unmasks Batman in New 'Dawn of Justice' Teaser

If the crazy shenanigans of Fox's 'Gotham' weren't enough during Monday night's fall finale, Warner Bros. delivered a sneak peek of the upcoming 'Batman V Superman: Dawn of Justice.'

Latinos Making Strides on Comic Book Television

The current golden age of comic book television has been an exciting time for fans. Some of their favorite characters have come to life on shows like The Flash, Arrow, Gotham, The Walking Dead to name a few. For Latinos, it's also been a good platform to find representation. It's not a windfall of roles considering Latinos on television in general still only make up about 10% of all roles, but their inclusion in this trendy segment of programming is a small victory in a much bigger battle. 

PREVIEW: 'ACTIONVERSE' #0 by Vito Delsante/Ray-Anthony Height/Jamal Igle/Sean Izaakse and Ray-Anthony Height/Sean Izaakse

IT ALL STARTS HERE! Be a part of the largest creator owned crossover that the Publishing world has ever seen. No Publisher has ever dared, let alone successfully brought together the creative minds and properties of over 20 different creators together to create one single and unified  Actionverse. Before  the main Actionverse story begins, learn about the ties that bind! Molly Danger: pint-sized powerhouse! Midnight Tiger: teen superhero supreme! Stray: the prodigal hero! How are they connected, and how does the villainous Hyena fit in? You do not want to miss this!

PREVIEW: 'James Bond' #2 by Warren Ellis and Jason Masters

James Bond is in Berlin, alone, unarmed and with no idea of the forces ranged in secret against him. If he can make it to the Embassy, he might survive for a few hours more. But he's getting into that car with that woman, which means he has only minutes to live...

PREVIEW: 'Aliens / Vampirella' #4 by Corinna Bechko and Javier García-Miranda

The action intensifies as Vampirella discovers an unlikely ally, but is it already too late to save the human Martian colony? With a supply ship ready to dock and the alien threat growing, Vampirella fears that even the Earth is in danger.

PREVIEW: 'TRANCERS' #2 (of 3) by Justin Gray & Jimmy Palmiotti and Marcelo Salaza

Trooper Jack Deth has been sent back in time to the year 1985 to hunt down the man that killed his wife, but he quickly finds himself on the wrong side of the law. Wanted for a murder he didn’t commit, Jack is thrown into a jail full of zombified trancers ready to tear him apart piece by piece. His only hope is in the hands of his future wife Lena.  Features a movie poster variant, limited to 2,000 copies.

REVIEW: 'Switch' #2 by Stjepan Sejic

★★★★☆ (4/5)
Becoming the wielder of the Witchblade is a big adjustment. Especially for Mary who's still recovering from the battle with an "armored winged beast." Stjepan Sejic's reimagining of the Witchblade mythology continues with some needed character development and a surprise appearance from its most famous bearer.

REVIEW: 'Postal' #8 by Matt Hawkins, Bryan Hill, Isaac Goodhart and Betsy Gonia

★★★★☆ (4/5)
Eden is a type of purgatory for people with criminal pasts. A safe haven for those people to disappear. Laura Shiffron is the mayor, emboldened to keep the townsfolk in line by whatever means necessary. Her grip on the unmapped town may be slipping as others begin undermining her authority. In a place full of shady residents, the biggest threat may be closest to her.

'Batman V Superman: Dawn of Justice' Exclusive Preview to Appear on Monday's 'Gotham'

Fox announced that a sneak peek of the upcoming 'Batman V Superman: Dawn of Justice' film starring Henry Cavill and Ben Affleck will appear during Monday night's 'Gotham' fall finale. It's been reported that this will be the last new promo for the film this year with new footage.

REVIEW: 'The Black Hood' #7 by Duane Swierczynski and Michael Gaydos

★★★★☆ (4/5)
Greg Hettinger is back in Philly after an almost peaceful time on the west coast during his rehab. He's trying to get back to a normal life and away from his Black Hood vigilante ways. It all seems to be working, a new partner, a new beat, and a good friend in Jessie. As much as things change the more they stay the same as this new arc proves.

Supergirl Review (S1E5): "How Does She Do It?"

★★★★☆ (4/5)
'Supergirl' continues to find its groove with some fantastic effects, positivity, and unyielding enthusiasm. The dialogue could use some work and the DEO scenes still need a kick in the pants, but as long as Melissa Benoist is on the screen the show is alive.

NEW COMIC BOOK DAY: Notable Releases 11/25/15

NEW COMIC BOOK DAY 11/25/15 by Slidely Slideshow
Happy Thanksgiving week everyone! Let's be thankful for some great comic books this week as well. Frank Miller is back and he along with Brian Azzarello, Andy Kubert, and Klaus Janson are bringing the highly anticipated sequel 'Dark Knight III: The Master Race.'Annie Wu takes over for Fiona Staples on 'Archie' #4, 'The Black Hood' #7 returns with a new arc, 'Moon Girl and Devil Dinosaur' #1 premieres with Amy Reeder, Brandon Montclare, and Natasha Bustos, and 'Witchblade' #185 marks the end of the long-running series. A lot to choose from and that's just the beginning. Check out other notable releases below as well as the slideshow above featuring music from Mike Shinoda and the X-ecutioners.

'Captain America: Civil War' Teaser Welcomes Bucky Back and First Look at Black Panther

As expected, Robert Downey, Jr., and Chris Evans debuted the first public release of the 'Captain America: Civil War' teaser trailer on Tuesday night's 'Jimmy Kimmel Live' broadcast. The highly anticipated sequel pits their characters, Iron Man and Cap respectively, at odds over government action to register superheroes. Heroes are left to take sides including Black Widow, The Falcon, Hawkeye, War Machine, the return of Bucky Barnes and the introduction of Black Panther.

PREVIEW: 'American Vampire: Second Cycle' #11 by Scott Snyder, Rafael Albuquerque, and Dave McCaig

FINAL ISSUE!
From the depths of Area 51 to outer space, “Dark Moon” has pushed our cast to the limit. Be there for the jaw-dropping finale, as the forces of the Tongue make their final shocking play. The great weapon—Issaku—is revealed as the battle for the soul of a country and our characters reaches its shocking climax. This extra-sized issue is the end for the Second Cycle of AMERICAN VAMPIRE, but look for the Third Cycle to begin in early 2016!

PREVIEW: 'John Carter: Warlord of Mars' #13 by Ron Marz, Ian Edgington and Ariel Medel

Experience Mars in all its barbaric glory, as John Carter and Dejah Thoris continue their search for a way to preserve their dying world. But their journey may lead to certain death, as a mysterious foe stalks their every move! Co-writers Ron Marz and Ian Edginton continue their run, joined by rising artistic star Ariel Medel.

REVIEW: 'Archie' #4 by Mark Waid, Annie Wu, Andre Szymanowicz, and Jen Vaughn

★★★1/2 (3.5/5)
Once you've created a nearly flawless beginning to the new 'Archie' title, anything slightly less than what's come before in the first three issues will seem a lot worse than it is. Such is the case with issue #4 where Mark Waid reveals the genesis of the break-up between Archie and Betty in the "Lipstick Incident."

RUMORS WE LOVE: Casting for Black Canary in 'Justice League' Film Might Lead to 'Birds of Prey'

Every once in awhile, we hear rumors about comic book movies that we can't help but cheer on. The latest comes from Latino Review where they report that Warner Bros is looking to cast the role of Black Canary to be introduced in the 'Justice League' films before possibly getting a 'Birds of Prey' feature. 'Mad Max: Fury Road' actress Abbey Lee and 'Supernatural's Alona Tal are reportedly being considered for the role.

'DC's Legends of Tomorrow' Epic Trailer Promises Big Cinematic Action

Heroes and villains join forces to become DC’s Legends of Tomorrow, beginning January 21 on The CW!
Who needs the Justice League when you have DC's Legends of Tomorrow time-traveling to stop the villainous immortal dictator Vandal Savage from conquering the planet. That's the premise behind the Arrow/The Flash spin-off premiering January 21 on the CW. The new trailer is every bit as epic as the description implies.

PREVIEW: 'Cyrus Perkins and the Haunted Taxi Cab' #2 by Dave Dwonch and Anna Lencioni

After the tragic events of last issue, Cyrus Perkins has gone from aimless Taxi Cab Driver to amateur Detective. Teaming with Michael, the ghost boy trapped in his car, Cyrus speeds into mystery, danger, and a conspiracy too twisted for words!

PREVIEW: 'Archie' #4 by Mark Waid, Annie Wu, Andre Szymanowicz, Jen Vaughn, & Jack Morelli

The biggest comic series of the year continues as the greatest mystery in comic books is finally revealed! The “lipstick incident” split Archie and Betty apart and left Riverdale changed forever. What exactly happened and can things possibly be fixed? Find out in this issue and welcome ANNIE WU (BLACK CANARY, HAWKEYE) to Riverdale, as she takes over art duties in this brand new issue!

'Wonder Woman' Starts Filming, Cast Announced, Set Photo Released

Saturday morning brought some exciting news from the production of Warner Bros' long-awaited film 'Wonder Woman.' Gal Gadot shared an official set photo of her as Wonder Woman incognito while in London it appears. A press release also revealed the cast. 

REVIEW: 'Tokyo Ghost' #3 by Rick Remender, Sean Murphy and Matt Hollingsworth

★★★★★ (5/5)
It was no surprise that when 'Tokyo Ghost' dropped that it would be excellent. After all, the dystopian Image Comics series featured the prolific writer Rick Remender and equally talented artists Sean Murphy and Matt Hollingsworth. Through two very good, very different issues comes issue three and once again it has changed, evolved and grown into an engrossing love story of misfits transitioning from a world of detachment to a peaceful organic one.

ADVANCE PREVIEW: 'Patsy Walker, AKA Hellcat!" #1 by Kate Leth and Brittney Williams (Unlettered)

PATSY WALKER has managed to escape her past, her enemies and Hell itself (literally), but nothing compares to job hunting in New York City! Between trying to make rent and dodging (literal) bullets, Patsy barely has time to deal with her mother’s exploitative romance comics about her childhood resurfacing, much less how they start to interfere with her work and dating life. As she goes from living a double life to a triple, what the Hell is Patsy Walker supposed to do? Raise your (literal) claws for PATSY WALKER, AKA HELLCAT!

Hawkgirl and Hawkman Get Extended Look in New 'Arrow/The Flash' Crossover Trailer

We got our first glimpse at this year's 'Arrow/The Flash' crossover event featuring the emergence of Hawkgirl, Hawkman, and the return of Ray Palmer (not yet the Atom) at the end of 'Gorilla Warfare.' Now, the CW has released an extended look at Ciara Renee and Falk Hentschel as reincarnated lovers who also harness the power of an ancient Egyptian winged god.The trailer looks great but we'll have to wait until after Thanksgiving to see them in action.

ADVANCE PREVIEW: 'The Black Hood' #7 Duane Swierczynski, Michael Gaydos, Rachel Deering, and Kelly Fitzpatrick

THE BLACK HOOD #7  “The Lonely Crusade, Part 1” Greg Hettinger returns to Philadelphia and promises his closest friend, Jessie Dupree, that his hood-wearing vigilante days are over. But it’s a promise he’s going to struggle to keep—especially when a gang calling themselves “The Crusaders” are prowling the City of Brotherly Love, scooping up “undesirables” and asking if they want to be saved...    The second action-packed arc of The Black Hood begins here!

The Flash Review (S2E7): 'Gorilla Warfare'

★★★★☆ (4/5)
Gorilla Grodd made his return to The Flash and he was as impressive as ever. The effects crew should garner some more awards nominations as Grodd's role in 'Gorilla Warfare' was more vital this time around as he played beast to Caitlin's beauty.

KAPTARA, VOL. 1 is a Hilarious Science Fiction Adventure Coming in December

Bestselling writer Chip Zdarsky (SEX CRIMINALS, Howard the Duck) teams up with artist Kagan McLeod (Infinite Kung-Fu) for the laugh-out-loud romp, KAPTARA, VOL. 1: FEAR NOT, TINY ALIEN. This collects issues #1-5 into trade paperback and will be available in December.

The First 'Star Wars' Finally Gets the 'Honest Trailers' Treatment

With Episode VII a month away, the timing was perfect for Screen Junkies to give the first Star Wars film A New Hope, the Honest Trailers treatment and it didn't disappoint. Although, what can you say about the iconic pop culture phenomenon that hasn't been said since its debut back in 1977? Well, it seems there's still plenty of material to go over and it's hilarious. Check it out.

Latest 'Star Wars: The Force Awakens' TV Spot is All About Finn

In case you hadn't heard there's a small movie premiering on December 18 called 'Star Wars: The Force Awakens.' Some kind of sci-fi flick starring some old actors and some new young actors. To make sure you're aware Lucasfilm has released a fifth TV spot featuring even more new footage with Finn (John Boyega) as its star. Mark your calendars this movie might be huge.

REVIEW: 'Jughead' #2 by Chip Zdarsky and Erica Henderson

★★★★☆ (4/5)
'Jughead' #2 proves that the first issue was no fluke. Chip Zdarsky shows he was born to write Jughead by drawing on his classic legacy as a hungry, hungry, Riverdale High student with slacker tendencies in a modern setting. Erica Henderson's colorful energetic designs bring a joyful whimsical atmosphere. Jughead, as it turns out, has a method to his madness and when a new gym teacher throws down the gauntlet he steps up...after a brief nap.

SUPERGIRL Review (S1E4): 'Livewire"

★★★★☆ (4/5)
Due to the horrific events in Paris, CBS decided to switch episodes of 'Supergirl' because the original involved Kara stopping a terrorist threat. Instead, they skipped to their Thanksgiving episode featuring a new homegrown villain and plenty of mommy issues. It was another emotional but exciting chapter of Supergirl's growth and those around her. 

REVIEW: 'Tomboy' #1 by Mia Goodwin

★★★★★ (5/5)
The death of a childhood friend sparks a series of events that lead Addison from teenage field hockey player to a murderer of criminals. There's no lack of targets for her in a city built on corruption, but payback doesn't come for free. Addison's reality begins to blur in the pursuit of vengeance and justice is used as justification to become a monster.

First New Jersey Comic Expo Welcomes Artist John Cassaday this Weekend

The first-ever New Jersey Comic Expo (NJCE) makes its debut THIS WEEKEND, and big news continues to roll out with today's announcement that John Cassaday will attend the show on both Saturday and Sunday!

Archie Comics February 2016 Solicitations

THE BLACK HOOD #10 “The Lonely Crusade, Part 4” When he donned the Black Hood, Greg Hettinger swore to keep the awful truth from those he cares about most—his partner Devon, his friend Jessie. But he’s going to have to break those promises if he’s going to survive the death trap that the Crusaders have prepared for him... and nothing will ever be the same.

PREVIEW: 'SNOWFALL' Brings Deadly Chill to Dystopian Genre

Bestselling writer Joe Harris (The X-Files) and artist Martín Morazzo (Vertigo Quarterly), creators of GREAT PACIFIC, reunite for an all-new ongoing science-fiction series set in the year 2045—where it no longer snows.

PREVIEW: 'Voltron: From The Ashes' #3 by Cullen Bunn and Blacky Shepherd

A new Voltron Force is chosen… and just in time! A threat from ages past has returned, and only Voltron can stand against it. But the new crew of the mighty robot may be doomed before they even get started!

PREVIEW: 'Giant Days' TPB Vol. 1 by John Allison and Lissa Treiman

WHY WE LOVE IT: John Allison is well known for his funny and intelligent webcomics Bad Machinery and Scary Go Round. His story of three friends at university lightly flavored with the occult features some of the best dialogue in comics, and we couldn’t help but think it’s like Monty Python goes to college. Sign us up!

PREVIEW: 'Rat Queens' #13 By Kurtis J Wiebe and Tess Fowler

“DEMONS,” Part Three. The Rat Queens arrive at Mage University: the place where everything went wrong for Hannah not so long ago.

New 'Star Wars: The Force Awakens' TV Spot and Photos

As if Star Wars: The Force Awakens needed any more promotion, Disney/Lucasfilm decided to release another TV spot during the media giant's ABC network Thursday night primetime line-up otherwise known as "T.G.I.T." The new 60-second spot includes even more new footage mainly with Rey, Finn, and Han Solo. I don't mean to sound ungrateful, but we're going to see the movie. Most of the world is so who is left to convince? Check out the new trailer and tens of images from Entertainment Weekly.

'Spider-Man Lives: A Miles Morales Story' Fan Film Gives the Webslinger His Due

Despite many Marvel Cinematic Universe films and numerous Spider-Man reboots, Miles Morales has yet to get his shot on the big screen. The next Peter Parker movie stars Tom Holland in 2017. Meanwhile, fan favorite Morales is the main Spider-Man in comics right now but alas there are no plans to introduce the bi-racial character in live-action. Leave it to fans to make it happen with "Spider-Man Lives: A Miles Morales Story."

REVIEW: 'Paper Girls' #2 by Brian K. Vaughan, Cliff Chiang, and Matt Wilson

★★★★☆ (4/5)
Picking up where the dazzling first issue left off, 'Paper Girls' #2 continues the strange happenings in an Ohio superb where a group of girls on their paper route in the 80's come across some strange technology and stranger beings in ninja garb. Now people are missing and monsters lurk over head as Brian K. Vaughan and Cliff Chiang deliver another intriguing and nostalgic issue full of Spielberg-esque excellence.

MONSTRESS Takes Comic Industry By Storm, Second Printing Issued

New York Times bestselling author Marjorie Liu (Astonishing X-Men, Black Widow) and artist Sana Takeda (X-23, Ms. Marvel) launched their new fantasy adventure to early critical acclaim and have taken the comics industry by storm. Image Comics is pleased to announce that issue #1 is being fast-tracked for a second printing to keep up with the high customer demand. 

SOUTHERN BASTARDS Variant Supports Mother Emanuel Hope Fund

Moved to action by the tragedy in the wake of the Charleston, South Carolina shooting, SOUTHERN BASTARDS creators Jason Aaron (THE GODDAMNED) and Jason Latour announced via social media the SOUTHERN BASTARDS #10 charity variant cover. In total, $18,000 in proceeds was donated to Mother Emanuel Hope Fund.

REVIEW: 'The Goddamned' #1 by Jason Aaron, R.M. Guera and Giulia Brusco

★★★★☆ (4/5)
Biblical adaptations are nothing new. Lately, there's been a slew of movies like 'Noah' and 'Exodus' that have been huge productions but have failed miserably at the box office. Do audiences really want to see or read these stories? Has the white-washing of characters for these films affected the marketing to larger audiences? Box office receipts on an anecdotal basis show folks aren't interested. Perhaps if those films had been the savage visceral experience that 'The Goddamned' by Jason Aaron and R.M. Guera is then it certainly would have been more entertaining. The blonde, blue-eyed male lead aside 'The Goddamned' #1 is a brutal walk through Genesis that is bleak, stark and primitive.

ART EXHIBIT: 'Star Wars: The Force Awakens' at Gallery1988

This weekend, at Gallery1988 (West), join them for what is sure to be one of the most talked about art exhibits of the year - Art Awakens. 3 years in the making, Gallery1988 have teamed up with The Walt Disney Company, LucasFilm and Bad Robot to celebrate the upcoming film Star Wars: The Force Awakens, while raising money for a worthwhile cause.

Archie Comics Partners with Madefire to Launch New Digital Comics App

Archie Comics, the acclaimed and bestselling comic book publisher that is home to some of the most well-known pop culture creations in the world, including Archie, Jughead, Betty & Veronica, Josie & The Pussycats, the Dark Circle heroes, Sabrina the Teenage Witch and the hit AFTERLIFE WITH ARCHIE and CHILLING ADVENTURES OF SABRINA horror series, announced today that it will relaunch its digital comics app in partnership with innovative technology company Madefire.

THE FLASH REVIEW (S2E6): 'Enter Zoom'

★★★★★ (5/5)
'Enter Zoom' is the mind-blowing introduction of this season's big bad villain Zoom as he makes the jump to our earth and is everything Jay Garrick has said - a monster. There's a saying about poking a bear that will lead to one angry bear and Team Flash finally get their wish when Zoom comes through the breach and unsurprisingly wreaks havoc.

REVIEW: 'Descender' #7 by Jeff Lemire and Dustin Nguyen

★★★★★ (5/5)
'Descender' returns after a triumphant first arc and trade release with new characters, twists and turns. If you thought Jeff Lemire and Dustin Nguyen had used all their best material in the first six issues, issue seven demonstrates not only some more plot developments but a change in tone and stakes. This sci-fi masterpiece keeps delivering with gorgeous artwork and emotional storytelling.

New Crime Series THE VIOLENT from Ed Brisson and Adam Gorham Arrives in December

Writer Ed Brisson (SHELTERED) and Adam Gorham (Dead Drop) come together for an all-new ongoing series in THE VIOLENT—set to launch from Image Comics this December.

COMIC BOOK DAY: Notable New Releases 11/11

New Comic Bood Day 11/11 by Slidely Slideshow

New comic book day is upon us with some great selections. Max Landis drops Superman: American Alien #1 and is already trending on Twitter. He and Nick Dragotta bring this 7-issue miniseries of Clark Kent's formidable years. Jeff Lemire and Dustin Nguyen are back with the excellent Descender, Quentin Tarantino, Matt Wagner, and Esteve Polls offer Django/Zorro, All-New All-Different Avengers #1 by Mard Waid, Adam Kubert, and Mahmud Asrar arrives, and of course, Batman #46 by Scott Snyder and Greg Capullo changes the game once again. All this and plenty more from our list of notable new releases. Check them out as well as this week's slideshow featuring FOALS "What Went Down" Music Video.

SUPERGIRL REVIEW (S1E3): 'Fight or Flight'

★★★★☆ (4/5) 
Living in your cousin's shadow can't be easy. Just ask Kara Danvers (Melissa Benoist) who as CBS's 'Supergirl' continues to remind us through three episodes in the show's rookie season. A rookie hero herself she tries to stand on her own but when a foe of Superman decides to take out his revenge on her it requires the Man of Steel to bail her out. I'm just hoping it doesn't become a crutch to use James Olsen's super-alert-watch to call in Big Blue every time Kara gets in trouble.

PREVIEW: 'Starfire' #6 by Amanda Conner, Jimmy Palmiotti, Emanuela Lupacchino, and Ray McCarthy

Starfire’s new job at the aquarium has had some ups and downs, but that’s nothing compared to the adventure that’s about to begin. And this time, it hits close to home—from a galaxy far, far away.