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Diamond Select Toys New in Stores: X-Men and Power Rangers!

The 1990s are back! Three new ‘90s-inspired products shipped to comic shops in North America this week, and they’re all from Diamond Select Toys! The first two products under their Mighty Morphin’ Power Rangers license are here, as is their latest Marvel Premier Collection Statue, of Bishop!

Marvel Premier Collection Bishop Resin Statue

A Diamond Select Toys release! From a grim and distant future comes the X-Man out of time – Bishop! Formerly of Xavier’s Security Enforcers, Bishop is now the latest statue in the Marvel Premier Collection. Wielding a blaster and gathering up a charge in his other hand, the energy-absorbing mutant stands approximately 12 inches tall. This comic-based statue is limited to only 3000 pieces, and comes packaged with a numbered certificate of authenticity in a full-color box. Designed by Joe Allard, sculpted by Alejandro Pereira Ezcurra! (Item #SEP212196, SRP: $250.00)

Legends in 3D Mighty Morphin’ Power Rangers Red Ranger ½ Scale Bust

A Diamond Select Toys release! It’s Morphin’ Time! DST kicks off their Power Rangers product line with an all-new Legends in 3D bust, of the Red Ranger from Mighty Morphin’ Power Rangers! This scale, approximately 10-inch bust features detailed sculpting and paint applications, and sits atop a detailed pedestal base. Limited to only 1,000 pieces, it comes packaged in a full-color box with a numbered certificate of authenticity. Designed by Joe Allard, sculpted by Salvador Gomes! (Item #SEP212194, SRP: $175.00)

Mighty Morphin’ Power Rangers Minimates Series 1 Box Set

A Diamond Select Toys release! Go go Power Rangers! The Mighty Morphin’ Power Rangers are back, in an all-new format! These 2-inch Minimates figures feature 14 points of articulation, removable helmets and fully interchangeable parts and accessories! Series 1 includes the Blue Ranger, Pink Ranger, Green Ranger and robot Alpha 5! All four come packaged in a full-color window box with a fifth panel door. Designed by Barry Bradfield! Series 2 coming soon! (Item #DEC212175, SRP: $29.99)

Review: Marauders Annual #1

Marauders Annual #1

Steve Orlando, Creees Lee, and Rain Beredo put their own imprint on the Marauders in Marauders Annual #1 with a more active approach to the team’s activities, queer subtext/text, deep cut characters from the merry mutant library, and general mayhem. This issue wisely combines the assembling the team and first mission to make for a satisfying reading experience. It has explosive action and also grapples with Krakoa’s ideology with this issue’s antagonist, Brimstone Love (Last seen in X-Men 2009!)

Before sending the Marauders on a rescue mission, Orlando and Lee take some time letting readers get to know the new members of the team, namely, Akihiro, Psylocke, Aurora, Tempo, and Somnus. The cold open of Marauders Annual #1 is centered around Akihiro and shows a side of him not usually explored my most of his writers as he investigates a Morlocks graveyard in Greenwich, Connecticut and tries to figure out who’s been preying on mutants. He ends up motivating the Marauders’ first mission. With close-ups of Psylocke’s face, Creees Lee captures the sadness and regret she’s felt after Hellions, and the way her daughter was used to blackmail and manipulate her ends up being her motivation for joining the team.

Tempo’s intro sequence is the most clever, and she uses her powers to fast forward through a breakup conversation with Orlando and letterer Cory Petit turning in one hell of a run on piece of dialogue. He and Lee indulge in some soapiness meets disaster bisexuality by having two of Akihiro’s exes on the team, namely, Somnus (Who gives Iceman the prom night he deserved) and Aurora. All of the Marauders have a heart to help their fellow mutants, but have been through shit in their personal lives so being on this team is an opportunity to turn this negative energy into something positive and productive. The Marauders are a little messier and edgier than the X-Men, but have more of a moral compass than the X-Force and bring more of an inclusive approach to Krakoa in contrast with the cloak and dagger work of the Hellfire Trading Company and Quiet Council even though Kate Pryde and Bishop are still involved in that side of the business.

What makes Brimstone Love such a compelling antagonist in addition to his Tenacious D music video design is that what he’s seeing makes sense in many cases. Krakoa definitely has a cult-ish vibe, and by making a country ostensibly only for mutants, it does go against Professor X’s initial ideas of mutant/human coexistence. (The climax of the comic happening at the long-neglected Xavier School for Gifted Youngsters drives the point home.) The Morlock Carver especially makes some great points about Krakoa only being for “good” and good looking mutants, which makes sense because many of the former Morlocks are kept out of public life and live in a kind of retirement community in Arizona as seen in the previous volume of Marauders. Carver betraying Akihiro undermines his ideas, but it shows that Steve Orlando (and hopefully other “Destiny of X” writers) is critically dissecting the Krakoan experiment and even connecting the current Marauders team to the original mutant-killing one from the “Mutant Massacre” crossover.

On the flipside, what Brimstone Love and his followers use to explain their actions reminds me of what a lot of cis het allies say to queer folks (*cough* Bachelorette parties at gay bars, or having “ally” be a part of the LGBTQ+ umbrella) when they’re mad that we want spaces for our community. For example, a human talks about how the founding of Krakoa undermined his work to fight for “mutant rights” in a way that sounds like a lot of liberals who think that fighting for LGBTQ+ rights ends with the freedom to marry. Because maybe some of us don’t want to be apart of this institution and form relationships in a new way. That’s just an example off the top of my head, and it’s cool to see Orlando and Creees Lee engage with queerness via the mutant metaphor while also featuring a superhero team where the queer members outnumber the straight ones.

Marauders Annual #1 rejuvenates the concept of the Marauders of a team with new members that are sure to bring intrigue, drama, and cool powers. (See the Lee’s visualizations of Somnus and Tempo’s abilities.) Steve Orlando and Creees Lee also use the new-look Marauders to explore things like respectability politics and safe spaces while also including violent brawls against bad guys from the 1990s that look like a fundamentalist preacher’s worst nightmare. I’m all aboard with this new book and am interested to see how Marauders recontextualizes characters from the X-Book’s past while engaging with the metaphorical connection between queerness and being a mutant while having kick-ass, attitude filled fight scenes.

Story: Steve Orlando Art: Creees Lee
Colors: Rain Beredo Letters: Cory Petit
Story: 8.2 Art: 7.7 Overall: 8.0 Recommendation: Buy

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Diamond Select Toys’ Spring Preview: Power Rangers, Marvel and Star Wars!

It’s almost September, which means it’s almost time for a new Previews Catalog to hit! In that catalog you’ll find five new items from Diamond Select Toys and Gentle Giant Ltd., all of which are slated for Spring 2022 release. From Marvel to Power Rangers to Star Wars, there’s something for every type of collector! It’s the best of all worlds!

Legends in 3D TV Mighty Morphin’ Power Rangers Red Ranger 1/2 Scale Bust

A Diamond Select Toys release! It’s Morphin’ Time! DST kicks off their Power Rangers product line with an all-new Legends in 3D bust, of the Red Ranger from Mighty Morphin’ Power Rangers! This ½ scale, approximately 10-inch bust features detailed sculpting and paint applications, and sits atop a detailed pedestal base. Limited to only 1,000 pieces, it comes packaged in a full-color box with a numbered certificate of authenticity. Designed by Joe Allard, sculpted by Salvador Gomes!

Bust     SRP: $175.00

Marvel Comic Gallery Skrull PVC Diorama

A Diamond Select Toys release! The enemy is revealed in this all-new Gallery Diorama spotlighting one of Marvel’s most insidious alien races – the Skrulls! Depicting a Skrull warrior, weapon at the ready, this shape-shifter stands approximately 10 inches tall atop an architectural base. Crafted in high-quality PVC, it features detailed sculpting and paint applications, and comes packaged in a full-color window box. Designed and sculpted by Paul Harding!

Diorama            SRP: $49.99

Marvel Comic Premier Collection Bishop Resin Statue

A Diamond Select Toys release! From a grim and distant future comes the X-Man out of time – Bishop! Formerly of Xavier’s Security Enforcers, Bishop is now the latest statue in the Marvel Premier Collection. Wielding a blaster and gathering up a charge in his other hand, the energy-absorbing mutant stands approximately 12 inches tall. This comic-based statue is limited to only 3000 pieces, and comes packaged with a numbered certificate of authenticity in a full-color box. Designed by Joe Allard, sculpted by Alejandro Pereira Ezcurra!

Statue   SRP: $250.00

Star Wars A New Hope Luke Skywalker (Pilot) Legends in 3D ½ Scale Bust

A Gentle Giant Ltd. release! Red-5, do you copy? Luke Skywalker joins the Legends in 3D bust line with this all-new sculpture of him in his X-Wing pilot uniform and helmet! This ½ scale, approximately 10-inch resin bust sits atop an X-Wing-themed pedestal, features detailed sculpting and paint applications, and is limited to only 1000 pieces. It comes packaged with a numbered certificate of authenticity in a full-color box. Designed by Joe Allard, sculpted by Rocco Tartamella!

Bust     SRP: $175.00

Star Wars Clone Wars Captain Rex Premier Collection 1/7 Scale Statue

A Gentle Giant Ltd. release! Captain Rex takes command in this all-new sculpture of him in his Clone Wars armor! This 1/7 scale, approximately 10-inch resin statue shows him ready for action, with his blaster raised, and it comes with alternate helmeted and unhelmeted heads. It features detailed sculpting and paint applications, and is limited to only 3000 pieces. It comes packaged with a numbered certificate of authenticity in a full-color box. Designed by Barry Bradfield, sculpted by Alejandro Pereira Ezcurra!

Statue   SRP: $175.00

Bishop has traveled through time to join the One:12 Collective

One:12 Collective Bishop

The One:12 Collective Bishop is prepped and ready for battle, outfitted in an X-Men issued suit with fortified chest armor, multiple holsters to hold his heavy artillery, and a removable paludamentum that drapes freely over his shoulder. Included are three head portraits – a scowl, an angry stare, and a modern bald head portrait, allowing for a multitude of distinct looks.

The master of energy manipulation packs enough firepower to get the job done solo, complete with an energy cannon, energy blaster, energy FX that affix to his interchangeable hands, and much more.

Finding himself in an alternate timeline, Bishop soon realizes Earth now resembles the middle ages – primitive villages and clans have replaced cities and the fight for survival has replaced law and order. Bishop’s mission: stop the man in charge before he claims this new Earth as his own. 

THE ONE:12 COLLECTIVE BISHOP FIGURE FEATURES:

  • One:12 Collective body with over 30 points of articulation
  • Three (3) head portraits
  • Hand painted authentic detailing
  • Approximately 17cm tall
  • Eight (8) interchangeable hands
    • One (1) pair of fists (L&R)
    • One (1) canon holding hand (R)
    • One (1) blaster holding hand (R)
    • One (1) pair of posing hands (L&R)
    • One (1) pair of energy FX hands (L&R)

COSTUME:

  • X-Men issued suit
  • Shoulder armor
  • Fortified armored vest
  • Utility belt with X-Men insignia
  • Wrist gauntlets
  • Thigh holster
  • Thigh sheath
  • Knee armor
  • Shin armor
  • Tactical boots

ACCESSORIES:

  • One (1) paludamentum (removable)
  • One (1) energy cannon (attaches to holster on back) with three (3) removable magazines
  • One (1) energy blaster (fits in thigh holster)
  • One (1) energy smoke FX (attaches to hand)
  • One (1) energy blast FX (attaches to hand)
  • One (1) scimitar (fits in thigh sheath)
  • Three (3) grenades (fits on utility belt)
  • One (1) detonator (fits in utility belt pouch)
  • One (1) One:12 Collective display base with logo
  • One (1) One:12 Collective adjustable display post

Each One:12 Collective Bishop figure is packaged in a collector friendly box, designed with collectors in mind.

The One:12 Collective Bishop is available for preorder at Mezco Toyz, Entertainment Earth, and elsewhere.

*This product is intended for collectors ages 18 and up and is not suitable for children. The product may contain small parts that can be a choking hazard as well as sharp points that can cause injury. The item is not designed for rough play and is considered a display item for collectors.

Marvel’s Mutants Band Together in Uncanny X-Men Update for Marvel Future Fight

Three members of Marvel’s Uncanny X-Men Super Hero team have officially been added to MARVEL Future Fight, the popular Super Hero mobile game by Netmarble Corp. Agents can now add these characters to their roster of Super Heroes and undergo new missions to unlock new skills, uniforms, and more.

MARVEL Future Fight players and Uncanny X-Men fans now have the opportunity to save the timeline with fan-favorite X-Men Super Heroes Iceman (Modern)Jubilee (Classic) and Bishop (Disassembled). Agents can also prepare for battle with brand new uniforms to collect, including new X-MEN RED uniforms for Storm and Jean Grey, a new DISASSEMBLED uniform for Psylocke, and a new UNCANNY X-MEN uniform for BeastMARVEL Future Fight’s new ‘Uniform Ranking’ system allows players to view popular uniforms at a glance, and with the ‘Uniform Dibs’ function, players can quickly identify uniforms they want to buy.

A new S.H.I.E.L.D Academy Mission and guide, along with a shortcut function for players to complete the mission quickly, is now available for players to participate. In addition to X-Men characters Iceman, Jubilee, Bishop, Jean Grey, Storm and Beast now having unlocked the ‘Unleash Potential’ functionality, the Super Hero Jean Grey can now be upgraded to Tier-3, with new ultimate skills to be added once the upgrade is complete. Additional updates to MARVEL Future Fight include:

  • A brand-new stage to the Dimension Rift that features Bishop
  • The Bishop Comics Card now available for Agents to collect
  • Rewards for clearing Shadowland floors past Floor 31 for the first time have been added

MARVEL Future Fight recently celebrated its four-year anniversary with 100 million players across the world. The game is currently available worldwide in the App Store and Google Play.

Review: Iceman #1

Iceman is back from writer Sina Grace with new series artist Nathan Stockman and colorist Federico Blee. In the first issue of the new series, Grace and Stockman indulge in a little team-up action (and jog down memory lane for X-Men fans of the late 1980s) as Iceman and Bishop work together to prevent a new mutant massacre of the Morlocks. They have a really quirky dynamic with Bishop playing the serious focused on several possible futures, and Iceman being the one with the bad jokes and clunky Kanye references. However, Grace gives Bobby a little more self-awareness than the previous volume where he was just coming into his own as both a gay man and omega level mutant and trying to balance coming out to his parents and his first real boyfriend. In Iceman #1, he’s still developing as a person, but is a little more self-assured, which makes the book a little more fun.

Speaking of fun, Iceman #1 has some seriously action-packed setpieces courtesy of Nathan Stockman and Federico Blee beginning with a literal cold open where Bobby saves an old lady from a homophobic bad guy in Hell’s Kitchen while trying to meet a cute guy. (Oops, I have to put a dollar in the clunky dad joke jar.) One thing I love about heroes like Spider-Man is the intersection between their personal life, especially romance, and superhero action, and Grace and Stockman really get that dynamic with a gay superhero. It’s also seriously empowering to see a queer superhero kick a homophobic bad dude’s ass by completely encasing him in ice. And as a humorous cherry on top, pulling out an ice “glass” slipper on the dance floor made me laugh and cringe. Northstar really needs to give him dating lessons. This opening sequence really sets the tone for the first issue with Grace and Stockman, who seamlessly transition from fight scene to conversation without losing momentum handling everything from a main villain reveal to a text message conversation between Bobby and Kitty with style and grace.

Iceman #1 shows again why having an actual gay writer on an X-Book makes the X-Men as LGBTQ people more nuanced and powerful. In this case, there is the Morlocks. Sina Grace uses them as a metaphor for LGBTQ folks who don’t want to pass as straight or assimilate into a patriarchal, heteronormative society. That’s totally cool as Bobby begins to understand after a short conversation about why they don’t join the revolving door of the Xavier School. I also like how Grace refers to the Morlocks home as a “safe space” instead of creepy tunnels or whatever like previous writers.

However, in the context of the story, the Morlocks’ separatism and non-conformity leads to them being targeted by Mr. Sinister and the Marauders, who think they are hampering upward mutant mobility. At best, they’re the Marvel Universe version of Log Cabin Republicans, and at worse, they’re the “no fats, no femmes” guys on Grindr. To give them a little more real world relevance, Grace even makes the new look Marauders organize via the not so nice parts of the Internet like real hate groups. And Mr. Sinister is kind of a perfect villain for Bobby because he’s all about finding the perfect genetic potential, which Bobby kind of is as an ice golem creating omega level mutant.

Just like its protagonist at times, Iceman #1 is a highly confident start to Sina Grace, Nathan Stockman, and Federico Blee’s new series. It gives Bobby both a personal life as well as integrating him into the X-Men as a team, has well laid out action, and the most groan-worthy of dad jokes plus quirky banter between him and Bishop. As an added bonus, Grace writes the Morlocks with respect and empathy transforming them into badasses, who fight for their home and friends and won’t conform to society’s standards instead of empty cannon fodder like in the original “Mutant Massacre” story.

Story: Sina Grace Art: Nathan Stockman
Colors: Federico Blee Letters: Joe Sabino

Story: 8.8 Art: 8.2 Overall: 8.5 Recommendation: Buy

Marvel Comics provided Graphic Policy with a FREE copy for review

Bishop and Warpath Both Join X-Men: Days of Future Past

Bryan Singer continues to build buzz for X-Men: Days of Future Past. In a quick Vine video posted to Twitter, the director has released that both Bishop and Warpath will be appearing in the movie.

No official word as to who will be playing those roles, but Omar Sy and Booboo Stewart are both listed as cast members on IMDB with no roles associated and both might fit the parts. Series newcomer Bingbing Fan will be playing Blink.

Review: Uncanny X-Force #3

UncannyXForce3The first two issues of this series have been chock full of action, so with good reason it’s easy to anticipate the book slowing down a bit. It didn’t slow down without a fight though, if you catch my meaning. Psylocke is once again taking the lead and, given she’s the main reason I picked up this title, I was very pleased to see her shine.

The Dialogue:

Someone get that girl a bar of soap! Psylocke has shown that one of her mutant abilities may be cursing. No, not in the form of putting a hex on someone, but having a mouth that would make a sailor blush. I like it though. It really sets her apart from the other people in this book and is in line with her “I don’t care” attitude regarding everyone’s opinions. There is a lot of back and forth emphasis in the dialogue and someone is being a little liberal with the ability to use bold print. It’s almost the norm in some spots so there are either a lot of very important words, or everyone is just yelling sans exclamation points. Bishop offers the most profound dialogue as he shows he’s fluent in speaking zombie with complex phrases such as “Grrr” and “Arggh”.

The Art:

Not very colorful, but highly effective. There are a lot of monochromatic themes going on here in this issue, which is fine because it’s done during some important moments of the book. We are brought a full range of colors during the breaks in action and I’m enjoying this type of style. There are a few panels where there is so much going on with the backgrounds that it gets a bit difficult to sort through everything. On the other hand there were plenty of panels that had no backgrounds at all so one could say it was a book of extremes. A little hard on the eyes and if it was consistent one way or another, it would have been a bit more appealing visually.

What I Loved:

Betsy is a bad-ass and this title has done a great job sticking to that. I’m not sure if Psylocke is a leader, so much as she’s taking charge. Because of her personality, she’s doing things her way and letting Storm and Puck decide if they want to keep up with her. Bishop seems to be raging mindlessly in an effort to obtain Ginny, the little girl whose mutant ability seems to put people in a state of euphoria. We aren’t sure what his motive is yet as his only dialogue has been a series of grunts and growls, but the end of this issue leads us to believe that he may not entirely be in control.

What I Hated:

If there’s one thing I’m not enjoying about this series is Fantomex and his clone/lover. They are running around and suddenly can’t stop thinking about Psylocke so they decide to seek her out while avoiding Dark Fantomex (who apparently can stand up quite comfortably on top of a 747 mid-flight). Quite frankly this side plot is a bit distracting and I could do without it.

Favorite (non-spoilerish) Line:

“What was I supposed to do on this stupid planet? Get a job at In-N-Out Burger? They don’t exactly hire six-armed super villains.” Spiral’s snarky comeback when Puck insults her for how she’s been living her life.

 

In Conclusion:

There are a lot of characters in this book and it’s pretty good at giving you a snapshot of who they are and why certain things may or may not bother them. That being said, the distracting side plot seems out of place and I’m not entirely sure what Storm and Puck are doing there. They seem like dead weight because the book is driven by Psylocke and she doesn’t much listen to their opinions. Overall it’s a good read but it’s probably not for everyone. If you’re a fan of Psylocke, it’s a must have otherwise you may just want to wait until you can borrow a copy or the digital version drops in price.

 

Story: 7 Art: 6.5 Overall: 7 Recommendation: Read

 

Uncanny X-Force #3 Credits: 

Writer: Sam Humphries Pencils: Ron Garney Inks: Scott Hanna Colorist: Marte Garcia with Israel Gonzalez Letterer: VC’s Cory Petit Cover Art: Kris Anka Editor in Chief: Axel Alonso Associate Editor: Jordan D. White Editor: Nick Lowe Publisher: Marvel Comics Cover Date: May 2013 Cover Price: $3.99 US Title: “Sweet Virginia”

Benderspink and Arcana Launch New Comics Line

ARCANA COMICS’ – Benderspink and Arcana Launch New Comics Line

VANCOUVER (Feb 10, 2012) – Arcana Comics is joining forces with Benderspink, the production company behind smash movies such as The Butterfly Effect, Final Destination, The Hangover, The Ring, and I am Number Four! The publisher and the production company have created a new film friendly comic book line, combining the knowledge of one of the largest graphic novel producers with the film production skills of the team behind the highest grossing comedy of all time (The Hangover).

Under the banner of ArcanaBenderspink Comics, the two will start by producing twenty original titles, crossing genres and enlisting the writing and art skills of some of the most talented creators in the comic book industry.

The two companies first established a bond when Benderspink worked with Arcana Comics to get the book Continuum picked up by New Line. During the process, JC Spink and Arcana CEO Sean Patrick O’Reilly build a strong relationship. Sharing a love of film and comic books, the two’s partnership is a natural progression.

Below is a first look at all of the titles as well as preview artwork. Arcana Comics and Benderspink look forward to sharing more with fans in the coming weeks and months.

    
Legacy: During an emergency surgery, doctors operating on Alex Sullivan discover that he is something more than human. When the entire hospital explodes, Alex escapes to find out who or what he is and why people are trying to kill him.
The Order: The Vatican has created an elite group of agents to travel the world and combat supernatural forces.
The Numbered: Betrayed and unjustly sentenced to death a notorious crew of seven galactic mercenaries escape to the last free planet of the universe. Tracked by the ruthless Galactic Overlord Earth is given an ultimatum surrender The Numbered or be destroyed. Cook and Weisberg are attached.
Bishop: When a government operative goes undercover to infiltrate a secret illuminati type group, he begins to realize that the people he’s been sent to take down may actually be the good guys.
Below: When the police aren’t able to catch a new group of ruthless criminals who commit crimes against the defenseless, the leaders of the underworld band together to use methods the police can’t in order to bring them to justice.
Target Earth: A lone scientist believes the warning from an imprisioned alien, who declares an invasion coming from a more powerful group of aliens. He frees the alien and they end up on the run from the government and the advance guard of hostile aliens as they try to save our planet.
The Hunt: Five years after taking out a terrorist leader, an ex-Seal who was part of the special unit that did the job discovers that his fellow team members are being killed and he is next on the list.
War Of The Gods: At the dawn of humanity, a multitude of gods from Roman, Greek, Egyptian, Nordic, Hindu, Chinese, and Aztec lore do battle against each other for control of the world.
Dime Detectives: The story of Dashiell Hammett and Raymond Chandler who teamed up to work as detectives and roughly based their fictional characters Sam Spade and Philip Marlowe on their own real life exploits.
Foretold: A young man is brought to the future to fight the most powerful being who has taken over the world 30 years later – himself.
Kill On Sight: When a group of professional thieves steal 30 million dollars from a covert, black-ops CIA program the program responds by sending a team to NYC to kill the thieves and retrieve the money.
Untouchable: In 2012 Al Capone’s great nephew has become a cop, trying to make right some of the wrong done by his family in the past, and has to track down Chicago’s most notorious criminal, the great-grandson of Elliot Ness.
Countdown To Armageddon: With the better years of his career behind him, a once-great rapper returns to his hometown where in order to save his son he gets pulled back into his old life and has to fight everything he thought he had left behind.
Supersonic: Top Gun underwater with subs developed by DARPA to travel at super speeds.
2076: When America is taken over in 2076, Revolutionaries fight a second war for American independence.
Revelation: A disbelieving NORAD agent’s faith is tested when he begins to suspect a man’s rise to power mimic’s the 12 signs of the Anti-Christ from the book of Revelation.
The Surface: Grant Roberts, his ex-girlfriend, and her best friend attempt to escape Chicago after terrorist attacks that they begin to realize are extraterrestrial in nature. Based on the Schnieder brothers script The Surface.
Atlantis: One hundred and fifty years after a plague has ravaged Earth and the wealthy and privileged have retreated to live in a bio-dome under the ocean, their resources run out and they have to return to the surface where they’re met by a bitter resistance from the ancestors of those they left above ground to die.
The Triangle: A group of researchers who uncover the secret of the Bermuda Triangle and travel to a different dimension have to figure out how to get back in order to help save the world.
Langley High: A student at Langley High, a school located less than two miles away from the CIA headquarters in Virginia, teams with an undercover CIA agent who’s been posing as a teacher to help rescue his father who’s been captured in Russia and disavowed by the agency. Atlas Entertainment is attached to Langley High. The comic is being adapted by Benderspink’s Christopher Cosmos.
 
ABOUT ARCANA STUDIOS

Arcana Studios, Inc. Arcana owns one of the world’s largest libraries of graphic novels and comics, with over 200 original intellectual properties, 300 graphic novels, thousands of comic issues and an ever-growing character list. Arcana has begun to adapt this library into live action feature films, animated features and episodic television series. Taking a transmedia approach to brand building and the development of intellectual properties, Arcana publishes graphic novels for North America in print, and now digitally as well. Arcana has been published and distributed in dozens different countries and translated into just as many languages across the globe.

ABOUT BENDERSPINK

Benderspink is a management/production/ip company that has produced or exec-produced movies such as The Ring 1 & 2, The Hangover 1 & 2, Monster-in-Law, Red Eye, Just Friends, A History of Violence, The Butterfly Effect, Cats and Dogs, American Pie 1-3, and I Am Number Four.  They are currently in production on Burt Wonderstone at New Line and in development on titles such as Jitters at Paramount, Cities of Refuge at Inferno, Bob the Musical at Disney, Hangover 3 at Warner Bros., Torrente at New Line, and 40,000 Man at NL.   They have a first look feature deal at New Line and a first look tv deal at CBS. Clients include Jesse Wigutow, Kaplan & Elfont, Cook & Weisberg, April Blair, Jennifer Weiner, Gregory Hoblit, Mike Bender, and Adam “Tex” Davis.  And newer clients such as Allison Schroeder, Brandon Willer, Clay Tweel, Craig Brownrigg, and David Robert Mitchell.