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Powers Show Adds Two, Including the Lead

sharlto-copleyThe Playstation Network series Powers has added Sharlto Copley for the lead role. The show is based on the comic book series by Brian Michael Bendis and Michael Avon Oeming.

Copley will play Christian Walker, a detective who once had super powers and now works with the law enforcement. His expertise is investigating crimes in the Powers community. Copley is best known for his lead role in District 9, but has also appeared in The A-Team, Elysium, Oldboy and Maleficent.

Also joining the series is Michelle Forbes who will play Retro Girl a star of the Powers community. Forbes has appeared in such shows as Star Trek: the Next Generation, 24, Battlestar Galactica, Homicide: Life on the Street, Prison Break, True Blood, The Killing, Orphan Black and more. She has a “comic” connection voicing Circe in the video game DC Universe Online.

The two join a cast that includes Eddie Izzard, Noah Taylor, Susan Heyward, Olesya Rulin, Max Fowler and Adam Godley.

The series is Playstation’s first attempt at scripted programming, something increasingly being added to video game networks.

The series is currently 10 episodes.

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Preview: The Truth of Xavier’s Will Revealed in Uncanny X-Men #25 – a Tie-In to Original Sin!

This September, the secrets of the greatest champion for mutant/human relations come to light in the oversized Uncanny X-Men #25 – the shocking finale of The Last Will & Testament of Charles Xavier! Superstar creators Brian Michael Bendis and Chris Bachalo unearth a devastating secret of their former mentor that will send shockwaves through both camps of X-Men! What has Xavier been hiding? A mutant so powerful their very existence was a threat to mutant’s way of life. A destructive force so powerful they would’ve wiped out any chance of a peaceful coexistence between humans and mutants. An unstoppable power now unleashed in the wake of Xavier’s death! Against such overwhelming power, the splintered squads of X-Men must unite if they have any hope of stopping it. And the story of how it came to be will cast a new light on their beloved teacher – and the depths he would go to protect mutant/human relations. Witness Xavier’s final “gift” to his children, but will it be their undoing? Find out when The Last Will & Testament of Charles Xavier comes to its staggering conclusion in Uncanny X-Men #25!

UNCANNY X-MEN #25 (JUN140625)
Written by BRIAN MICHAEL BENDIS
Art & Cover by CHRIS BACHALO
Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. Variant by Phantom City Creative (JUN140626)
FOC 8/11/14, ON-SALE 09/03/14

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Preview: Iceman Unleashed! A First Look at All-New X-Men #31!

This August, young Bobby Drake has had enough, and he’s letting loose in All-New X-Men #31! Blockbuster writer Brian Michael Bendis welcomes new series artist and Marvel All-New Young Gun Mahmud Asrar for a nail-biting issue that will show the world why Iceman is snow joke! The Future Brotherhood have been defeated, but there’s no rest for the weary – as the All-New X-Men must scramble to come to the aid of a mysterious teen with an unthinkable power!

Meanwhile, for someone who said she doesn’t find him particularly pleasant to be around, X-23 seems to have taken an odd interest in young Angel. But to what end? Plus, don’t miss the heart-stopping last page that will have the everyone talking when All-New X-Men #31 hits comic shops and digital devices this August!

ALL-NEW X-MEN #31 (JUN140691)
Written by BRIAN MICHAEL BENDIS
Art by MAHMUD ASRAR
Cover by STUART IMMONEN
Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. Variant by MIKE DEL MUNDO (JUN140692)
FOC – 08/04/14, On-Sale – 08/27/14

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Preview: The Fate of Rich Rider Revealed! A First Look at Guardians of the Galaxy #18!

This August, the burning question will finally be answered as the shocking truth about one of the Marvel Universe’s greatest heroes is revealed in Guardians of the Galaxy #18 – a tie-in to Original Sin! Superstar creators Brian Michael Bendis and Ed McGuinness team for the heart-stopping answer to the question on everyone’s mind:

What happened to Rich Rider?

In an interview with Marvel.com, Bendis said:

We have literally been dropping hints since the Guardians guest-starred in Avengers Assemble. I have known exactly what we were doing with this from the moment I agreed to do the book, but I thought it would be best to slow burn the reveal.

Nova, the Human Rocket – who once burned a bright streak across the Marvel Universe, gone in a flash. Side-by-side with Star-Lord, Richard Rider fought valiantly to save the universe from Thanos. Left sealed in a twisted and horrific version of our own universe, Richard Rider sacrificed everything to save us.

Now, the truth of that sacrifice will finally come to light! Thanos and Star-Lord miraculously reappeared, but Nova was nowhere to be found. The true story about what happened has remained a closely guarded secret between two bitter enemies. Now, thanks to the events of Original Sin, the truth is about to come out!  What happened to Rich Rider in the Cancerverse? How did Star-Lord and Thanos escape their hellish imprisonment?  And most importantly, why did they lie about it?

The explosive last stand of Rich Rider begins when Original Sin comes knocking in Guardians of the Galaxy #18!

GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY #18  (JUN140622)
Written by BRIAN MICHAEL BENDIS
Art & Cover by ED MCGUINNESS
75th Anniversary Variant Cover by ALEX ROSS (JUN140623)
75th Anniversary Sketch Variant by ALEX ROSS (JUN140624)
FOC – 08/04/14, On-Sale – 08/27/14

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Preview: The Secret Time Traveling Tale of Eva Bell Revealed in Uncanny X-Men Annual #1!

This December, spinning directly out of the pages of the New York Times Bestselling Uncanny X-Men, superstar writer Brian Michael Bendis teams with critically-acclaimed artist Andrea Sorrentino to finally answer one of the burning questions on fan’s minds – what happened to Eva Bell?! Revealed this past weekend at San Diego Comic-Con, the answers you’ve been waiting for are in the oversized Uncanny X-Men Annual #1 – and the accidental adventures of the young, time-travelling X-Man will shock you!

In an interview with Marvel.com, Bendis said:

It is the utmost grandest X-Men tradition to have your mutant power be the coolest thing about you and the scariest thing. It was only a matter of time before [Eva] was thrust into a situation that revealed the scary side of time related powers.

Unable to fully control her powers, Eva Bell, Codename: Tempus had disappeared in the blink of an eye during an X-Men training mission. Though she re-appeared moments later, she had aged many years. Trapped in her own time bubble, Tempus embarked on a journey into the far future of the Marvel Universe. A journey that would change the young X-Man forever! This oversized annual also marks the first ever Marvel project for critically acclaimed artist Andrea Sorrentino (Green Arrow).

How long was Eva trapped inside her temporal sphere? What horrors did she witness in an uncertain and dangerous future? And more importantly – why would she keep it a secret from her teammates? All will be revealed when Eva Bell takes center stage in Bendis and Sorrentino’s Uncanny X-Men Annual #1 – and she’ll never be the same again!

UNCANNY X-MEN ANNUAL #1
Written by BRIAN MICHAEL BENDIS
Art & Cover by ANDREA SORRENTINO
Coming in December!

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The Last Will and Testament of Charles Xavier Revealed in Uncanny X-Men #23 – a Tie-In to ORIGINAL SIN!

This July, the X-Men crash headlong into Original Sin in Uncanny X-Men #23 – from New York Times Bestselling writer Brian Michael Bendis and rising star artist Kris Anka! Thanks to the events of Original Sin, Charles Xavier’s last will and testament has been discovered. The final wishes of a man who fought all his life for peaceful coexistence between man and mutant – until the very day it got him killed. The rift between the two X-Men squads grows with each passing day. Do the secrets contained in Xavier’s will have the power to finally reunite them? Or doom them forever? Don’t miss the story that will have everyone talking and sets the stage for huge X-Men stories on the horizon when The Last Will and Testament of Charles Xavier stands revealed!

UNCANNY X-MEN #23 (MAY140792)
Written by BRIAN MICHAEL BENDIS
Art by KRIS ANKA
Cover by CHRIS BACHALO
Guardians of the Galaxy Variant Also Available (MAY140793)
FOC –06/23/14 On-Sale -07/16/14

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Preview: Assault on the New Xavier School in All-New X-Men #29!

This July, the Future Brotherhood’s plan comes to devastating fruition in All-New X-Men #29 – from the superstar creative team of Brian Michael Bendis and Stuart Immonen! After infiltrating the New Charles Xavier School, the Future Brotherhood – led by the son of Charles Xavier and Mystique have crushed the students and X-Men alike. As they all lay inches from death, the Brotherhood has set their sights on the only one powerful enough to stop them – young Jean Grey! As Jean Grey prepares for the greatest psychic battle she’s ever faced, can she control the unimaginable power waiting just below the surface? If she can’t, who’s in more danger – the Brotherhood…or the X-Men? Find out when a psychic battle for the ages erupts this July in All-New X-Men #29!

ALL-NEW X-MEN #29 (MAY140879)
Written by BRIAN MICHAEL BENDIS
Art & Cover by STUART IMMONEN
Guardians of the Galaxy Variant Also Available (MAY140880)
FOC – 06/16/14, On-Sale – 07/09/14

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Powers this December for PSN Members

It was announced moments ago that Brian Michael Bendis and Michael Avon Oeming‘s Powers will be coming to the Playstation Network this December.

The series will be available for free for all Playstation Plus members and the first episode available for all PSN members.

Bendis promised more announcements, including casting, in the coming months.

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Mile Morales Joins the All-New X-Men

On his Tumblr blog, writer Brian Michael Bendis posted the cover to All-New X-Men #32 By Sarah Pichelli. As you can see, it “welcomes” Miles Morales to the team, which opens up a whole bunch of questions.

For those that don’t know, Morales is the Spider-Man of Marvel’s “Ultimate” universe, not exactly where the All-New X-Men are located. Is he completely leaving the Ultimate universe? Are they heading to his? Is this part of time being broken? We’ll find out soon enough!

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What Happened to Rich Rider? Find Out in Guardians of the Galaxy #18 – an Original Sin tie-in!

This August, the burning question of what happened to one of the greatest heroes of in the Marvel Universe finally gets answered in Guardians of the Galaxy #18 – an Original Sin tie-in! Creators Brian Michael Bendis and Ed McGuinness bring you the blockbuster answer to the question on everyone’s mind:

What happened to Richard Rider?

In an interview with Marvel.com, Brian Michael Bendis said:

We have literally been dropping hints since the Guardians guest-starred in Avengers Assemble. I have known exactly what we were doing with this from the moment I agreed to do the book, but I thought it would be best to slow burn the reveal.

Not only does this reveal answer a question for diehard readers, it also tells something about the character to newer readers.

Nova, the Human Rocket – once one of the greatest heroes in the Marvel Universe, gone in a flash. Side-by-side with Star-Lord, Nova fought valiantly to save the entire universe from encroaching death. Sealed in a twisted and horrific version of our own universe, Richard Rider sacrificed everything to prevent the onslaught of Thanos.

The true story of that sacrifice has never been told. Though Star-Lord and Thanos miraculously returned, Nova was nowhere to be found. The truth behind his absence kept a closely guarded secret between two bitter enemies. A secret that will finally be revealed!

How did Star-Lord and Thanos escape their hellish imprisonment? And why did Nova not return with them? The explosive last stand of Richard Rider begins now! No fan can afford to miss the blockbuster Guardians of the Galaxy #18!

GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY #18
Written by BRIAN MICHAEL BENDIS
Art & Cover by ED MCGUINNESS
75th Anniversary Variant Cover by ALEX ROSS
On-Sale This August!

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