It’s new comic day! What’s everyone thinking of getting this week when they head to the shop?
Around the Tubes
The Beat – The State of Conventions in 2014 (AKA – The Annual Gripes Turn Up) – A good read.
The Beat – SDCC ’14: Fashioning a Response to Cosplay Harassment – A very good read as well. Especially in light of recent horrific events.
ICv2 – Father Gabriel Joins ‘The Walking Dead‘ – Awesome!
GamePolitics – FCC Opens Public Comments On State Laws Banning Municipal Broadband Operations – Comment folks! Internet providers shouldn’t have a monopoly.
Have a laugh with these bloopers from the first season of Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.
Season 2 returns Sept 28 at 9|8c on ABC.
Arrow fans at the Warner Bros. Television Presents a Night of DC Entertainment event on Saturday, July 26, at San Diego Comic-Con 2014 were in for a special treat. Series star (and the event’s master of ceremonies) Stephen Amell pressed play on the previously released preview trailer from the action-packed series’ upcoming third season, featuring footage of Colton Haynes in the Arsenal costume, Brandon Routh as Ray Palmer and Karl Yune as Maseo. But Amell also had a Saturday night surprise up his sleeve — a new ending to the trailer which revealed that a nightmare is coming: Ra’s al Ghul. Arrow returns Wednesday, October 8, at 8/7c on The CW.
Get ready to go supersonic. Don’t miss The Flash series premiere Tuesday, October 7 at 8/7c on The CW!
The Strain‘s third episode really ups the creepy factor with the transformations of the individuals picking up, and their lust to feed growing stronger.
Much like the first two episodes the third has been slow, but but the time we’ve gotten to the end, the payoff has really begun as Eph and his team begin to truly figure out what’s going on, and those infected feeling the need to feed.
The episode mixes up all of those changes with the personal stories of Eph, Jim and others. This episode really focuses on Jim, while we’ve learned why he allowed the coffin to go through. There’s also some movement on Eph and his custody battle, which seems to be going quicker than it would in reality.
The episode is one that almost gets us there for the payoff we’re waiting for. The vampires are about to start tearing things up, and seeing some of that begin to pay off is nice.
The episode gets us to the edge, and things hopefully will really kick off next episode, after the nice slow bid so far. Overall, the series has been a nice translation of the source material with the overall story rating better than the single episodes.
Overall Score: 7.75
Constantine got a new trailer that was released at San Diego Comic-Con.
Matt Ryan stars as John Constantine, an irreverent, working-class con man and occult expert waging war against the forces of darkness — from both within himself and the outside world. The series premieres Friday, October 24, at 10/9c on NBC.
The Walking Dead returns for its fifth season on October 12 at 9pm.
At the end of last season’s Arrow, Roy Harper received his own mask. In the third season we’ll see him donning the full Arsenal look, and here’s your first look at that!
The new season begins Wednesday, October 8 at 8 EST on The CW.
Via Deadline, Universal Cable Productions has announced they have optioned comic series Five Ghosts to make it into a television series. The series was created by Frank Barbiere and Chris Mooneyham, and originally funded through Kickstater. It has completed two volumes so far and is published by Image Comics. The third volume will launch later this year. The series debuted at San Diego Comic-Con in 2012, and this announcement was made there today, two years later.
Evan Daugherty will pen the pilot and serve as EP. Benderspink’s Chris Bender and Jake Weiner will also be EPs on the project. Jake Wagner will serve as producer and Matt Pizzolo and Brett Gurewitz are co-EPs.
Also, Night Mary will also be developed as a live-action television series. The series from 2005 was by Rick Remender and Kieron Dwyer and published by IDW Publishing. Night Mary follows a young woman trained to be a lucid dreamer. Her father owns a sleep disorder clinic where she enters the dreams of his patients. When a patient is revealed to be a serial killer, she is placed in jeopardy as nightmares and reality become frighteningly intertwined.
John Pogue, who wrote and directed the recently released film, The Quiet Ones, has been tapped to write and direct the pilot for Night Mary. Ted Adams and David Ozer from IDW Entertainment and David Alpert and Rick Jacobs from Circle of Confusion will serve as executive producers.