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ADVANCE PREVIEW: 'The Shield' #3 by Adam Christopher, Chuck Wendig, and Drew Johnson

NEW ONGOING SERIES FROM DARK CIRCLE! “Daughter of the Revolution, Part 3” 
Captured by Walter Chase, the Shield is made a surprising offer—an invitation to join his government organization, protecting the country as she was born to do. But as her new missions take her well beyond national borders, the truth slowly dawns and the Shield must face the ultimate question: does she serve the United States of America… or its people?

STORY BY Adam Christopher, Chuck Wendig ART BY Drew Johnson  COLORS BY Kelly Fitzpatrick LETTERS BY Rachel Deering COVER BY David Williams, Joe Eisma, Ron Salas, Wilfredo Torres  PUBLISHER Dark Circle Comics COVER PRICE: $3.99 RELEASE DATE May 25th, 2016







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Blessing in Disguise: 'The Flash' Film Loses Rookie Director Over "Creative Differences"

By now you've probably heard that the director of the big screen adaptation of DC Comics' 'The Flash,' Seth Grahame-Smith, has parted ways with Warner Bros over the customary "creative differences" reason leaving the 2018 film without a director. 

Grahame-Smith was set to make his directorial debut with a major studio tentpole film after authoring books/screenplays like Pride and Prejudiceand Zombies and Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter. His only directing credits come from two episodes of an MTV teen comedy called The Hard Times of RJ Berger about an awkward teen who becomes instantly popular for having a large penis. 
Withmany more producer and writing credits, Grahame-Smith seemed like an odd choice to begin his feature film directing career with one of the most iconic superheroes and more importantly a vital edition of DC's slate of comic book films. Especially with the mixed reaction from critics and fans of Batman V Superman: Dawn of Justice, it's …

Animated 'Danger Mouse' Revival Begins Streaming on Netflix Today

Everything old is new again. It's not just Full House and Pee-Wee getting a revival on Netflix, see Danger Mouse beginning today.
The original cartoon aired in the UK from 1981 to 1992 and has been updated with new super spy adventures. All episodes are available for viewing beginning April 29. 
The new series features a great British voice cast including Stephen Fry, as Colonel K, Alexander Armstrong as Danger Mouse, Kevin Eldon as his trusty sidekick Penfold, Dave Lamb as the narrator, Lena Headey as U.S. Secret Agent Jeopardy Mouse, and John Oliver as Dr. Augustus P. Crumhorn III. 
Check out the trailer to get a taste of the series. 


The world’s greatest secret agent, Danger Mouse, returns in dashing, globe-spanning style with a new animated series that features all the classic characters, catchphrases and comedy that made it an 80’s cult favorite. With the world once more teetering on the edge of disaster, the small but heroic secret agent is back to thrill a whole new generation …

'The Punisher' is Getting His Own Netflix Series

It looks like Punisher fans are getting their wish and getting more of Jon Bernthal's vigilante character from Daredevil season two. He will back for more destruction in his own Netflix series.
Netflix announced today that Frank Castle will officially return to dispense justice with extreme prejudice on the criminals of Hell's Kitchen. Writer and executive producer Steve Lightfoot (Hannibal) will serve as showrunner.
After plenty of rumors and wishful thinking by fans, Marvel pulled the trigger on the military vet turned vengeful vigilante Punisher series. No details have been released yet as to the synopsis or additional casting. Meanwhile, here is the first teaser image for the new series: The Punisher is back. Locked and loaded.https://t.co/nGKCa2taEV — Netflix US (@netflix) April 29, 2016This makes the sixth Netflix/Marvel collaboration ordered, a slate that includes the upcoming Luke Cage, Iron Fist, and the team-up The Defenders following the success of Daredevil and Jessi…

Image Comics' NOWHERE MEN #8 Rushes Off to Second Printing

The second story arc of the bestselling NOWHERE MEN by writer and Publisher at Image Comics, Eric Stephenson, new series artist Dave Taylor, Eisner-award winning colorist Jordie Bellaire, and Fonografiks is flying off the shelves. In order to keep up with customer demand, NOWHERE MEN #8 is being rushed to a second printing.

In NOWHERE MEN #8, the survivors of the World Corp space station disaster struggle to come to grips with their respective transformations. 

NOWHERE MEN #8 remains available for purchase across all digital platforms, including the Image Comics website (imagecomics.com), the official Image Comics iOS app, Comixology’s website (comixology.com), iOS, Android, and Google Play.

NOWHERE MEN #8, 2nd printing (Diamond Code MAR168775) will arrive in stores on Wednesday, May 25. The Final Order Cutoff deadline for retailers is Monday, May 2.

NOWHERE MEN #9 (Diamond Code JAN160601) is available now.

NOWHERE MEN #10 (Diamond Code FEB160593) will arrive in stores on Wednesday, May 25…

REVIEW: 'Roche Limit: Monadic' #2 by Michael Moreci, Kyle Charles, and Matt Battaglia

★★★★☆ (4/5)
Roche Limit: Monadic #2 is a dizzying adrenaline rush full of mystery and suspense. Michael Moreci isn't offering the information easily so you and the characters are both in the dark. It's a gripping read even though you don't know what the hell is going on or exactly why. He's got us in the palm of his hand because we want to know, we want the characters to know, so we jump on this speeding freight train and hold on. You should too so we can discover what this false reality is all about. 

Moreci expertly balances the different storylines with ease. Alex is relentlessly searching for the Black Tower, Sasha embarks on a voyage over uncharted waters and a familiar threat reemerges. It’s designed to be mired in mystery, allowing us to awake to the true nature of this world along with the characters. The homage to Blade Runner and The Matrix is undeniable but has an energy and urgency all its own. For new readers, it may take a few pages to fall into Moreci'…

Alicia Vikander is Lara Croft in the New 'Tomb Raider' Movie

It turns out that Star Wars' Daisy Ridley was not in serious contention as Oscar-winner Alicia Vikander has been cast as Lara Croft in the next 'Tomb Raider' movie.
Based on the Eidos hit video game by the same name, 'Tomb Raider' will finally get started after many false starts. Vikander inherits the role from another Academy Award-winner Angelina Jolie who starred in the first two big screen adaptations. The film will be directed by Roar Uthaug (The Wave) for producer Graham King, MGM, Warner Bros. and GK Films.

Since coming on the scene in career-making roles in Ex-Machina and  The Danish Girl, for which she won the Oscar, Vikander has been in high demand. She will appear opposite Matt Damon in Jason Bourne, Michael Fassbender in The Light Between Oceans and Dane DeHaan in Tulip Fever. She is currently filming Submergence with James McAvoy. 
The film is expected to take a more grounded, action-adventure approach of  the latest video games where it's more charac…

The Latino Comics Expo Returns to Long Beach This August

Southern California's premiere exposition for Latino comics and creators, The Latino Comics Expo, returns to the Museum of Latin American Art in Long Beach this August 6 and 7. 
The event was last held in 2013 to a record turn-out and this year should be no different. No announcements have been made about guests or panels yet but they should include talented Latin American and Chicano artists, writers, and creators as in years past.
There will also be plenty of programming for children including workshops. Artists, authors, and other vendors will be available for signings, shopping, and networking in the exhibitor marketplace. 
Admission to the Museum grants you access to the Expo and all the panels and presentations. On Sunday, Museum access is FREE to all! 

Stay tuned, we'll be updating the guest list and programming as they become available. 

REVIEW: 'The Doorman' #2 by Eliot Rahal, Daniel Kibblesmith and Kendall Goode

★★★★☆ (4/5)
'The Doorman' #2 by Eliot Rahal, Daniel Kibblesmith and Kendall Goode is such a good time it's hard to put down. They've made the buddy team caught in a conspiracy with a homicidal billionaire megalomaniac not named Trump funny and inventive. Detective Flower and the last Doorman alive Henry try to convince her chief that the rich maniac is to blame for the mass murder of the doormen. The fast-paced action-packed story continues to world build and introduces a wild twist for good measure. 'The Doorman' after two issues is thoroughly entertaining from cover to cover. 

When we last left Flower and Henry she was out cold from a blast to the forehead. It turns out her brain is distributed all over her body so no biggie. The shooter's severed arm was just the evidence they needed to bring to her boss and open up an investigation on Moongale, the deliciously cocky villain. Things go haywire and once again they're in immediate danger. Their chemistry…

REVIEW: 'Postal' #12 by Bryan Hill, Isaac Goodhart, and Betsy Gonia

★★★★☆ (4/5)
The latest arc for Image/Top Cow’s ‘Postal’ series comes to an end while opening the door for more trouble. As if Molly the sociopath wasn’t enough of a threat within the confines of Eden there’s forces outside looking for answers. First, Molly has to be neutralized before any more people get hurt and Mark and Sheriff Magnum  put upon themselves to see that happen. It’s another intriguing chess move by the characters in this eerie crime thriller that keeps delivering. 

Bryan Hill has been practically flawless since he's taken over as sole writer on 'Postal' and here he mostly delivers another compelling issue but unfortunately the arc goes out on more of a whimper than a bang. That's not to say it's not enjoyable because it is but perhaps because Hill had raised expectations in Molly, the unstable murderous young paramour of Mark who's under the protection of her FBI director father, who was the wildcard of this present arc and was too efficiently dea…

NEW COMIC BOOK DAY: Notable Releases for 4/27/16

This week in comics we say goodbye to the superstar team of Scott Snyder and Greg Capullo as the creative force behind DC Comic's flagship series 'Batman.' The comic book that keeps the #2 comic book publisher afloat and relevant will usher in a new era with Tom King and artists David Finch and Mikel Janin after today's #51 issue. Not to worry though, Snyder will remain in the Bat-verse as writer on 'All-Star Batman' with art by John Romita, Jr., Jock, Sean Murphy and others. Capullo will be working with Mark Millar on a creator-owned project. The talented duo have already cemented their place in comic book lore with one of the best runs in the Batman's history. Get their last issue today.
Also, check out this week's recommendations of notable new releases as well as this week's musical slideshow featuring the music of the legendary Prince who passed away too soon.
NEW COMIC BOOK DAY 4/27/16 by Slidely Slideshow


Written by Bryan Edward Hill. Art by I…

First 'Batman: The Killing Joke' Trailer is Released

The first full-length trailer for the animated direct-to-video adaptation of the seminal and controversial graphic novel of the same name, 'Batman: The Killing Joke,' has arrived. In keeping with the mature themes within the story the film has been rated R and stars the voices of veteran performers Kevin Conroy as Batman, Mark Hamill as the Joker and Tara Strong as Barbara Gordon.


The trailer reveals that the film will stay true to the dark tone of the 1988 comic that was written by Alan Moore and illustrated by Brian Bolland. The Joker is on the loose and Batman is hot on his trail. It's a cat-and-mouse game with the Gordon family squarely in the middle of the conflict. A devastating turn of events changes Barbara Gordon's life forever (actually, until the character was retconned decades later).
Batman: The Killing Joke will debut at this year's Comic-Con International in San Diego before being released on Blu-ray, DVD, and Digital HD later in the year.

PREVIEW: 'Actionverse #1 Featuring Fracture' (Part 3 of 6) by Shawn Gabborin and Chad Cicconi

Virtue has arrived in Midnight Tiger’s hometown of Apollo Bay! But is that really him? Heroes don't kill, right? Get ready for the fight of the century as Virtue takes on the Guild of Pain! And finally it can be told…the origin of Cascade!
ACTIONVERSE #1 FEATURING FRACTURE (part 3 of 6)
Writer(s): Shawn Gabborin Artist Name(s): Chad Cicconi Color Artist(s): Meredith Moriarty Cover Artist(s): Chad Cicconi (regular cover), Ron Frenz/Chad Cicconi/Ross Campbell/David Bednarski (connecting variant cover)
32 pgs. / Rated. A / FC                           $3.99 (reg.)/ $4.99 (var.)