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The Boys Gets an Official Trailer

Amazon has released an official trailer to The Boys based off of the comic series by Garth Ennis and Darick Robertson.

Supes have been committing atrocities, which keep getting swept under the rug because they are revered by the adoring public. Billy Butcher recruits The Boys who have all been wronged by The Seven, the world’s most notorious superheroes, to bring them down and stop the corruption. The Boys is a revenge story where the nobodies take on the somebodies.

The show debuts on Amazon Prime July 26.

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The Magic Order #1

The weekend is almost here and we’re busy getting the second episode of Graphic Policy Weekly (or new weekly news show) ready! While we prepare for that, here’s some comic news from around the web in our morning roundup.

WLS-TV ABC Chicago – More than $10M in comics hit Chicago auction block – That’s some vintage comics.

IGN – Netflix’s The Magic Order: James Wan to Be Producer of Mark Millar Series – This could be pretty cool.

CBR – CW Announces Deathstroke Animated Series – Yes please!

Newsarama – The Tick Canceled – It wasn’t good people!

The Boys Go Unscensored with “Spank”

Based on Garth Ennis and Darick Robertson‘s comic series, The Boys is an irreverent take on what happens when superheroes, who are as popular as celebrities, as influential as politicians and as revered as Gods, abuse their superpowers rather than use them for good. It’s the powerless against the super powerful as The Boys embark on a heroic quest to expose the truth about “The Seven,” and their formiddable Vought backing.

The Boys debuts on Amazon Prime July 26, 2019.

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Port of Earth Vol. 1

It’s new comic book day tomorrow! What’s everyone excited for? What do you plan on getting? Sound off in the comments below.

CBR – Netflix Developing Supercrooks Anime Based on Mark Millar Series – This is not surprising.

Newsarama – Port of Earth In Development as Amazon TV Show – This would be a good one.

The Beat – ReedPOP and Lyte team for ticket reselling at ECCC and Star Wars Celebration – Good to see this happening.

Robert Kirkman’s Invincible Casts Steven Yeun, Sandra Oh, and Mark Hamill

Invincible

Robert Kirkman‘s Invincible is picking up a hell of a voice cast. The animated Amazon series, the first for Kirkman, has added an impressive amount of talent not just behind the mic but on the screen period.

Steven Yeun, who played Glenn Rhee on Kirkman’s The Walking Dead, will topline the voice cast.

The star packed casst includes J.K. Simmons, Sandra Oh, Seth Rogen (who is attached to the feature film take on Invincible), Gillian Jacobs, Andrew Rannells, Zazie Beetz, Mark Hamill, Walton Goggins, Jason Mantzoukas, Mae Whitman, Chris Diamantopoulos, Melise, Kevin Michael Richardson, Grey Griffin, and Max Burkholder.

The series will launch with either hour long episodes. It’s based on Kirkman’s comic series of the same name which recently ended its run and launched in 2003 running 144 issues. Kirkman created the series with Cory Walker and Ryan Ottley took over on art with the eighth issue.

The story is about Mark Grayson (Yeun) whose father is the most power superhero on the planet, Omni-Man (Simmons). Mark develops powers of his own and learns his father might not be as super as it seems.

The series will launch in 2020.

(via The Hollywood Reporter)

The Boys Gets an Official Teaser

Garth Ennis and Darick Robertson‘s The Boys is coming to Amazon Prime Video in a live action series this summer and it gets a brand new teaser video giving us a better idea as to what we can expect.

In a world where superheroes embrace the darker side of their massive celebrity and fame, The Boys centers on a group of vigilantes known informally as “The Boys,” who set out to take down corrupt superheroes with no more than their blue-collar grit and a willingness to fight dirty. The Boys is a fun and irreverent take on what happens when superheroes – who are as popular as celebrities, as influential as politicians and as revered as Gods – abuse their superpowers rather than use them for good. It’s the powerless against the super powerful as The Boys embark on a heroic quest to expose the truth about “The Seven,” and Vought – the multi-billion dollar conglomerate that manages these superheroes.

DC Joins comiXology Unlimtied, Kindle Unlimited, and Prime Reading

DC Comics comixology unlimited

With the launch of their digital platform DC Universe in 2018, DC Comics finally dipped their toes for the first time into the world of unlimited comic reading. Today, its been revealed we’re getting three new ways to do that as well.

ComiXology and Amazon have announced that DC and Vertigo Comics are now available through multiple subscription services at no additional cost: comiXology Unlimited, Kindle Unlimited, and Prime Reading. Expanding availability to these three services makes it easier than ever for Amazon customers to enjoy DC’s Super Heroes like Batman, Superman, Wonder Woman, Aquaman, and Justice League, as well as DC Vertigo’s high concept series like Sandman, Watchmen, V for Vendetta, Transmetropolitan, Preacher, 100 Bullets, Fables, and more.

With the addition of thousands of select DC single issues, collections and graphic novels – including exclusive fan-favorites from the DC Vertigo imprint – comiXology Unlimited remains $5.99 a month with a 30-day free trial for new members. Kindle Unlimited members will also enjoy a selection of single issues, collections and graphic novels, while subscribers of Prime Reading will have access to a curated and rotating list of highly regarded DC and DC Vertigo graphic novels, for no additional cost. This expansion across the three services provides the perfect entry points for those new to DC and DC Vertigo.

Today, comiXology Unlimited and Kindle Unlimited members see the addition of many bestselling DC Comics and Vertigo titles, including a selection of single issues, collections, and graphic novels available to read from the following series:

DC:

All Star Superman 
Animal Man (2011-2014)

Aquaman (2011-2016)
Arrow (2012-2013)
Batgirl (2016- )
Batman (2011-2016)
Batwoman (2011-2015)
Batman: The Dark Knight Returns 
Batman: The Long Halloween
 
Batman: White Knight
 
Cyborg (2016- )

Green Lanterns (2016-)
Harley Quinn (2016-)
Identity Crisis
Injustice: Gods Among Us (2013)
Injustice 2 (2017-)
The Mulitversity (2014)
New Super-Man (2016-)
Supergirl (2016-)
Teen Titans (2016-)
Wonder Woman (2016-)
…and many more!

DC Vertigo:

100 Bullets
American Vampire
Astro City (2013- )
Books of Magick: Life During Wartime (2004-2005)
Clean Room (2015-2017)
Doom Patrol (1987-1995)
Ex-Machina
Fables
Hellblazer
Preacher
The Sandman
Scalped
Sweet Tooth
Transmetropolitan 
V for Vendetta 
Watchmen
Y: The Last Man
…and many more!

Aquaman Nabs $2.9 Million From Sneak Peeks

Aquaman

This past Saturday, Aquaman sort of debuted on the big screen with a sneak peek for Amazon Prime members. The 1,225 theaters made $2.9 million which best Amazon Prime’s previous leader with this sort of thing, Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle. That film made $1.86 million.

Aquaman has debuted internationally and in two weeks has earned over $261 million.

Sneak peeks are used as an indicator to see the demand for a show. Big sneak peeks recently have turned into big hits at the box office.

Bumblebee also had one making $500,000 from 325 theaters. An solid $1,500 per screen. That film will go up against Aquaman as they both premiere this coming weekend domestically.

Amazon Prime teamed with Atom Tickets for the Aquaman event and Prime members could buy up to 10 tickets for the showing. For Atom, Aquaman became their top ticket-seller ever in the film’s first 24 hours. The film is the ticket seller’s top pre-sale of all time. For Fandango, Aquaman did better than Venom and Mission: Impossible – Fallout.

Currently, it’s expected that Aquaman will have a $57-$62 million three-day and $115 million five day weekend. After seeing the film, I think those numbers are going to fall short of reality.

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The weekend has come and gone and we’re still prepping for the end of the year and some awesome things we have planned. What geeky things did you all do? Sound off in the comments below! While you think about that, here’s some comic news and reviews from around the web in our morning roundup.

The Beat – San Diego Comic-Con President John Rogers has passed away – Our thoughts are with his friends and family.

The Comichron – Comics sales ahead for year after $49.4 million October; Batman, Walking Dead’s 15th anniversary drive month – For those that enjoy the horse race.

Business Insider – Amazon’s Comixology has provoked a fierce debate in the comic-book world, but creators say it could help revitalize the industry – What do you think?

Thomas Reuters Foundation – Comic artist draws on history for tales of politically powerful women – Nice.

ICv2 – Funko’s U.S. Sales Growth Slows in Q3 – Could the bubble be ready to burst?

 

Reviews

Talking Comics – Justice League #11

Atomic Junk Shop – Transformers: Lost Light #25

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