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DC Weekly Graphic Novel Review: Batman The Dark Knight: Master Race

It’s Tuesday which means it’s new comic book day for book stores, both physical and digital, all across the world. Today we’ve got Frank Miller and Batman!

Batman The Dark Knight: Master Race by Frank Miller, Brian Azzarello, Andy Kubert, Klaus Janson, and Brad Anderson.

Batman The Dark Knight: Master Race is in book stores today and comic stores Wednesday September 20th.

Get your copy now. To find a comic shop near you, visit www.comicshoplocator.com or call 1-888-comicbook or digitally and online with the links below.

Batman The Dark Knight: Master Race
Amazon/Kindle/comiXology or TFW

 

 

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Where the Data Ranks 2017’s Comic Book Films. Spider-Man Now Challenges Guardians

2017 feels like it’s shaping up to be a wild ride for comic adaptions. We look at who the real winners and losers are for this year’s comic films.

Spider-Man: Homecoming continues to get a late boost in its run seeing a $36 million jump over the past week that has the film now just $2 million behind Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 to become the top grossing comic film of 2017 so far. The film has seen almost 62% of its earnings come from the foreign box office continuing this year’s narrative that the foreign box office rules the year.

Wonder Woman continues to impress as it winds down its run. It’s still the highest earning domestic earner for a comic film this year so far.

Atomic Blonde is approaching $100 million and will be a moderate success.

Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets is making a comeback and has finally crossed the threshold so that its worldwide total is greater than its budget. Still not good, but also not a disaster of Titanic proportion.

Lets compare how the big two comic companies compare for earnings. On average DC films earn $339.3 million domestically while Marvel earns $308.3 million. Internationally, Marvel rules with $476.9 million and DC lags behind with $436.8 million. There’s still work for DC when it comes to the international film market.

Already, the year is an interesting one with three clear successes and a whole lot of mixed otherwise. Wonder Woman, Logan, Spider-Man: Homecomning, and Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 have done well this year. The LEGO Batman Movie and Smurfs: The Lost Village, and Atomic Blonde are in that debatable area, and ValerianWilson and Ghost in the Shell are generally disappointments. Marvel’s Inhumans… got no clue and tough to debate since it’s a television show primarily with a limited film engagement.

Here’s where this year’s comic films stand as far as the actual numbers:

Total Domestic Gross: $1.712 billion
Total International Gross: $2.443 billion
Worldwide Gross: $4.155 billion
Total Reported Budgets: $1.083 million
Total “Profit”: $3.069 billion

Average Domestic Gross: $155.6 million
Average International Gross: $244.3 million
Average: Worldwide Gross: $377.7 million
Average Budget: $108.3 million
Average Profit: $306.9 million

Below is where the films released stand when it comes to being compared to this year’s averages. Those in green are above average while those below are red.

It Repeats at #1 at the Weekend Box Office Setting a September Record

It has broken records in just eight days with a second weekend haul of $60 million for close to $220 million in ten days domestically. The cume of $218.7 million in ten days is the largest September release ever beating Crocodile Dundee‘s $174.8 million back in 1986. That’s not adjusted for inflation, which when happens, still puts the film in the top ten. It’s just $14.2 million shy of becoming the largest R-rated horror movie of all time.

The film also opened in ten more overseas markets for a total of 56. It grossed an estimated $60.3 million for an international total of $152.6 million bringing the global total to $370 million.

In second place was the new film American Assassin which brought in an estimated $14.8 million. That beat some forecasts and the film received a “B+” CinemaScore from an opening day audience that was 55% male and 45% female with 29% under the age of 35. The film also grossed an estimated $6.2 million internationally.

Darren Aronofsky’s mother! was the talk of the weekend in third place. The film received an “F” CinemaScore, one of only 19 films to ever receive that score. The movie earned an estimated $7.5 million from an audience that was 44% male and 56% female with 18% under the age of 25. Th efilm also earned $6 million internationally for what is a failure all around. Don’t expect this one to last in theaters long, but expect it to become a cult classic in its own way.

Fourth place was held by Home Again which added $5.3 million to its domestic total to bring that to $17.1 million.

Rounding out the top five was The Hitman’s Bodyguard which earned an estimated $3.6 million to its domestic total to bring it to $70.4 million.

When it comes to comic adaptations domestically….

Spider-Man: Homecoming slipped a couple of spots to come in at #9 adding $1.9 million to its total and bring its domestic gross to $330.3 million.

At #25 was Atomic Blonde which added $167,000 to its total to bring it to $51.3 million domestically.

Finally, Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 was #44 adding $28,000 to its domestic total to bring that to $389.8 million.

This coming weekend sees the opening of the next comic adaptation, Kingsman: The Golden Circle which will have stiff competition from The LEGO Ninjago Movie. We’ll have a deeper dive into this year’s comic adaptations in an hour.

Marvel vs. Capcom: Infinite Pop! 2- Packs in November!

Two universes collide with Marvel vs. Capcom: Infinite.

The crossover video game series now has a few characters receiving the Pop! vinyl treatment.

This series features the high-flying Captain Marvel, the martial arts master Chun-Li, The laser-blasting and wise-cracking Rocket Raccoon, the successor to Mega Man, X, and the most dangerous woman in the galaxy, Gamora.

In addition, the ninja agent Strider Hiryu, the maniacal mechanical Ultron, and the power-hungry tyrant, Sigma, join the lineup!

Add them all to your collection this Fall! Pop! Games: Marvel vs. Capcom: Infinite are out this November.




Funko has plenty of color variant exclusives!

Rocket versus Mega Man X can be found only at GameStop!

At FYE find an exclusive color variant of Gamora versus Strider!

Ultron versus Sigma can be found only at Toys “R” Us!

At Hot Topic find Captain Marvel versus Chun-Li!

Coming in November!

Unboxing: The One:12 Collective Reverse Flash/Zoom

A PREVIEWS Exclusive! Eobard Thawne, a speedster from the 25th-century, is one of the Flash’s most dangerous foes as the Reverse Flash. Meticulously developed to capture his speedy look, this figure is outfitted on Mezco’s hyper-articulated One:12 Collective body. Featuring over 32 points of articulation, intricate sculptural work, incredible costume detailing, and tons of accessories, the final result is a seamless blend of a timeless icon with a ‘real world’ look.

The Reverse Flash has a 1:12 scaled, highly realistic fabric uniform with special silk screening applications, including logo and footwear, modeled over a super articulated body with over 32 points of articulation.

We open up and show off this One:12 Collective figure from Mezco.

You can orders yours (get it while supplies last!):
Entertainment Earth or Amazon or TFAW

 

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Tell IDW and Hasbro You Support Aubrey Sitterson

Comic writer Aubrey Sitterson is the subject of the latest targeted harassement by an online group of organized trolls who are attempting to get him fired from his work on G.I. Joe. While they claim it’s about a Tweet, by their own words this is a long term campaign due to their disagreement over his support of diversity and inclusion. These same individuals regularly target African American, female, and transgender creators showing they are racist, misogynistic, and transphobic.

It’s time for us to take action and make your voice heard in support of Sitterson.

We are asking you to contact both Hasbro and IDW Publishing to show your support and send an email to the two in support of Sitterson.

It’s unacceptable that Sitterson is being targeted and we here at Graphic Policy stand behind him 100%. Hasbro and IDW caving will set a precedant that will have chilling ramifications within the comic industry going forward.

Unboxing: Loot Crate DX August 2017 “Kingdoms”

Loot Crate DX is the next level of Loot Crate. Similar to the basic Loot Crate each box follows a theme each month but instead has over $100 value in every crate.

This month’s theme was “Kingdoms” with items from Labyrinth, Dungeons & Dragons, Legend of Zelda, and Dragon Age.

We open up to show off the box with some interesting items inside.

You can order the next Loot Crate DX now!

 

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DC Weekly Graphic Novel Review: Harley Quinn 25th Anniversary Special #1

It’s Wednesday which means it’s new comic book day with new releases hitting shelves, both physical and digital, all across the world. This week we’ve got Harley Quinn!

Harley Quinn 25th Anniversary Special #1 by Amanda Conner, Jimmy Palmiotti, Paul Dini, Chip Zdarsky, Chad Hardin, and Joe Quinones.

Harley Quinn 25th Anniversary Special #1 is in comic book stores today.

Get your copy now. To find a comic shop near you, visit www.comicshoplocator.com or call 1-888-comicbook or digitally and online with the links below.

Harley Quinn 25th Anniversary Special #1
Amazon/Kindle/comiXology or TFW

 

 

DC Comics provided Graphic Policy with FREE copies for review
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DC Weekly Graphic Novel Review: Action Comics #987, The Oz Effect Part 1

It’s Wednesday which means it’s new comic book day with new releases hitting shelves, both physical and digital, all across the world. This week we’ve got the the first part to The Oz Effect!

Action Comics #987 by Dan Jurgens, Viktor Bogdanovic, and Nick Bradshaw.

Action Comics #987 is in comic book stores today.

Get your copy now. To find a comic shop near you, visit www.comicshoplocator.com or call 1-888-comicbook or digitally and online with the links below.

Action Comics #987
Amazon/Kindle/comiXology or TFW

 

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Weekly Graphic Novel Review: Jane HC

It’s Wednesday which means it’s new comic book day with new releases hitting shelves, both physical and digital, all across the world. This week we’ve got the new graphic novel Jane from BOOM! Studios and Archaia, a new take on Jane Eyre!

Jane is by Aline Brosh McKenna and Ramon K. Perez.

The graphic novel is in comic stores today September 13 and book stores September 19.

Get your copy now. To find a comic shop near you, visit www.comicshoplocator.com or call 1-888-comicbook or digitally and online with the links below.

Jane
Amazon/Kindle/comiXology or TFW

 

 

BOOM! Studios provided Graphic Policy with FREE copies for review
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