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Ava DuVernay’s New Gods and Games Wan’s The Trench Not Moving Forward

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The Hollywood Reporter has the scoop that Warner Bros. has shelved two of its upcoming, and high-profile, films based on DC properties. Ava DuVernay‘s New Gods and James Wan‘s The Trench are not going forward at this time.

In a statment, Warner Bros. and DC said:

As part of our DC slate, some legacy development titles including New Gods and The Trench will not be moving forward. We thank our partners Ava DuVernay, Tom King, James Wan and Peter Safran for their time and collaboration during this process and look forward to our continued partnership with them on other DC stories. The projects will remain in their skillful hands if they were to move forward in the future.

New Gods was a take on the classic Jack Kirby characters with DuVernay directing and working with comic writer Tom King. The film has been in development since 2018. DuVernay is working on the television series Naomi based on the DC character which will air on The CW.

The Trench was a spin-off from the blockbuster Aquaman. The horror-tinged film featured Noah Gardner and Aidan Fitzgerald on the script with Wan developing as producer with Peter Safran. Wan is still working on Aquaman 2 which will begin shooting later this year.

While these two projects have been shelved for now, they may happen down the road. It is believed the issue is there was no “natural” place to release the films in the current upcoming plans.

DC is currently focused on a multi-platform approach with films like The Suicide Squad and The Batman bleeding over into television with the HBO Max series Peacemaker and a show focused on the Gotham police department.

DC is still focused on creating a film universe with The Flash, tackling the DC multiverse, being key to what comes next. Upcoming films include Black Adam, Shazam! Fury of the Gods, and projects featuring Blue Beetle, Batgirl, Supergirl, Static Shock, and Green Lantern Corps. There’s also the third Wonder Woman film, newly announced Zatanna, and Superman film produced by J.J. Abrams and written by Ta-Nehisi Coates.

Black Adam Arrives July 2022

Warner Bros., DC Comics, and Dwayne Johnson have revealed that Black Adam is coming to theaters July 29, 2022.

The film brings the classic antihero to the big screen. Johnson will play the lead Black Adam and features an impressive cast. Pierce Brosnan as Dr. Fate, ldis Hodge as Hawkman, Noah Centineo as Atom Smasher, and Quintessa Swindell as Cyclone. Marwan Kenzari has been cast in an unknown role.

The hierarchy of power in the DC Universe is about to change.

Review: Justice League #59

Justice League #59

Although the Rebirth numbering is intact, both the Justice League and Justice League Dark titles get a bit of relaunch in Justice League #59. Brian Michael Bendis, David Marquez, and Tamra Bonvillain bring large scale action and a sequel to Bendis, David Walker, and Jamal Campbell’s Naomi in the lead story. While in the backup “Justice League Dark” story, Ram V, Xermanico, and Romulo Fajardo Jr. tap something a little more mystical as Merlin makes his return, and John Constantine and Zatanna investigate cults and prophecies in rural New Mexico. One of these strives to be modern mythology with all of the biggest toys in the DC Universe toy box while the other one might actually succeed with its riffs on Arthurian legends, the conflict between Heaven and Hell, and the senselessness of human existence underneath it all.

Justice League #59 is a 20 page story, but it feels a lot shorter thanks to an abundance of double page spreads from artist David Marquez. He and Brian Michael Bendis throw readers right into the middle of the fray as a mysterious interdimensional invader named Brutus lands in Kahndaq and confronts its king and protector, Black Adam. This later escalates into a kind of, sort of team-up between Adam and some of the members of the Justice League, which doesn’t thrill a monarch that is more into isolation than cooperation. However, this tension only really shows up towards the end of the battle when Black Adam immediately ejects the Justice League from his land and finally towards the end of the story. Having Black Adam has a wild card is Bendis’ smartest plotting decision, and he definitely fits Green Arrow’s idea of a “dissenting voice” when Oliver talks to the other members about doing “more” as a team.

But, for the most part, this initial Justice League story is lots of punching against a villain that is generically enough called “Brutus”, and the only interesting thing about him is that he’s most likely from Naomi’s home world giving her a reason to appear in the comic beyond being a Bendis co-creation. If you’re familiar with Bendis’ run on the Superman books, there’s a Rogol Zaar vibe to him in that he’s not an interesting character except in his connections to pre-existing characters or lore. You can definitely tell that he’s going to be forgettable character when he decides to peace out in the middle of the battle through an interdimensional portal before

Justice League #59 doesn’t really much to draw readers in beyond being a kind of sequel to the excellent Naomi comic, but it does have its bright spots. David Marquez and Tamra Bonvillain really embrace the wide screen nature of the book and make a middling script gorgeous with Bonvillain contributing deep blues to the bubble-shaped panels when Aquaman and his army of sharks battle Brutus. She also uses really intense red and blues to match Marquez’s speed lines as Superman and Black Adam race to grab Brutus before he disappears. This page is pretty busy, but it drives home the point that Black Adam thinks he’s beyond the Justice League and doesn’t respect Superman unlike the other heroes. (Even the edgy, cocky Green Arrow just wants Superman to agree with him.)

Justice League #59

To go along with the blockbuster visuals, Brian Michael Bendis’ writing is at its best when characters are ribbing or arguing with each other a la New Avengers. He seems to have a lot of fun with Green Arrow and Black Canary, who debate both sides of the Justice League’s current status quo and adds a little extra reverence when Superman opens his mouth. Superman also takes lead during the fight scenes, and you can tell he’s the team leader without any kind of exposition about it. We’ll see what Bendis does with them in future issues, but for now, Flash and Hawkgirl are exposition spouters while Batman just reacts to things. As the one non-powered hero during the fight scene, he may have been trying to make Batman a POV character, but few readers can react to an (ex) billionaire and genius strategist/martial artist. Thankfully, Naomi is coming soon to fill this role, and hopefully, she brings a hook too.

Ram V and Xermanico’s “Justice League Dark” doesn’t have a problem with hooks and opens with the return of Merlin to the mortal plane. If you’ve read V’s work on Future State: Justice League, then you know that his take on the mythical wizard is more nefarious than kindly, and Merlin definitely sets himself up as the Big Bad in the pages of this issue. His actions on the final pages definitely set up a need for a Justice League type of team to take him down as Xermanico’s lovely cathedral window layouts and Fajardo’s warm color palette turns bloody and scarlet. Also, V logically connects the John Constantine/Zatanna plot to Merlin’s rise through the appearance of a fan favorite character and basically shows that their mission was just a symptom of a larger disease. It’s tension and escalation all in ten pages.

However, as well as setting up a big-time enemy for this disassembled team to face, Ram V and Xermanico still find time to explore the relationship between John Constantine and Zatanna. There’s a real softness to their interactions even as Constantine does his usual con man hijinks to get them out of a bind as the narration goes slightly nihilistic and focuses on humanity’s stupidity and willingness to place their lives in religions and cults while there’s literally bigger fish to fry. I love how Constantine cares about Zatanna’s feelings after the loss of her father and the disbandment of Justice League Dark, and Xermanico shows this through a beat panel where their hands nearly touch. Constantine and Zatanna will never be a stable couple, but V and Xermanico know they have great chemistry and use it to carry this initial installment of “Justice League Dark” because while Merlin is quite metal, we need someone to root for.

Thanks to a one-dimensional baddie and the usual Brian Michael Bendis decompression issues, Justice League #59 only gets a slight recommendation for me. However, David Marquez and Tamra Bonvillain’s take on DC’s A-list is truly awe-inspiring, and their Black Adam exudes power and contempt as well. Hopefully, there’s more Naomi, Green Arrow, and Black Canary in future issues and less alien punching bag. But the real reason this comic crosses the line from trade wait to a purchase is Ram V, Xermanico, and Romulo Fajardo’s “Justice League Dark” backup, which features both Arthurian legends and supernatural hijinks and has a formidable villain plus witty, yet emotionally honest writing for its leads, John Constantine and Zatanna.

Story: Brian Michael Bendis, Ram V Art: David Marquez, Xermanico
Colors: Tamra Bonvillain, Romulo Fajardo Jr. Letters: Josh Reed, Rob Leigh
Story: 7.1 Art: 8.5 Overall: 7.8 Recommendation: Buy

DC Comics provided Graphic Policy with a FREE copy for review


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Diamond Select Toys On Sale Now: Black Adam, WW84, Jack Sparrow, and The Crow!

Yesterday was new comic day at your local comic shop, which means it was also new toy day! Four new products shipped to comic shops this week from Diamond Select Toys, and all are very, very awesome. An epic Gallery Diorama of Black Adam, a stunning diorama of Gal Gadot as Wonder Woman, and two new action figures — The Crow and Captain Jack Sparrow — are now available at your nearest store, as well as through various online retailers.

DC Comic Gallery Black Adam PVC Diorama

A Diamond Select Toys release! Getting ready for his big-screen debut, Black Adam smashes his way out of the Shazam/Captain Marvel mythos and into the DC Gallery Diorama line of sculptures! Hovering above the ground with lightning crackling around him, this approximately 11-inch sculpture of Teth-Adam features a removable cape, and is made of high-quality PVC with detailed sculpting and paint applications. It comes packaged in a full-color window box. Designed and sculpted by Alterton! (Item #OCT202002, SRP: $49.99)

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DC Movie Gallery Wonder Woman 1984 PVC Diorama

A Diamond Select Toys release! Bulletproof and beautiful, the star of Wonder Woman 1984 strides off the screen, deflecting bullets off of her magic bracelets. Bearing the likeness of actress Gal Gadot, this approximately 9-inch sculpture is made of high-quality PVC and features detailed sculpting and paint applications. It comes packaged in a full-color window box. Sculpted by Alejandro Pereira! (Item #OCT202004, SRP: $49.99)

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Pirates of the Caribbean Deluxe Jack Sparrow Action Figure

A Diamond Select Toys release! Jack is back! Jack Sparrow, the greatest pirate you ever heard of, is now a 7-inch action figure, based on his appearance in the original Pirates of the Caribbean movie. With sword and display base, Jack continues the tradition of greatness begun with DST’s smash hit Disney-inspired figures. Sculpted by Rocco Tartamella and Gentle Giant Studios. (Item # AUG202096, SRP: $24.99)

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The Crow Deluxe Action Figure

A Diamond Select Toys release! Eric Draven has returned, and the Crow lives again! This 7-inch scale deluxe action figure of the Crow is based on his trench coat-wearing appearance in the 1994 movie and features 16 points of articulation. Accessories include gravestone, guitar, crow and interchangeable hands. Designed by Yuri Tming, sculpted by Chris Dahlberg. (Item # AUG202095, SRP: $24.99)

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Diamond Select Toys October Previews: The Crow, The Child, Wonder Woman & More!

It’s October, when one’s thoughts naturally turn to the spooky, but it’s also time to think about the spring! The October Previews catalog is out, and Diamond Select Toys and Gentle Giant Ltd. have a bunch of products, spooky and otherwise, coming to stores in Spring 2021. With busts, statues and figures based on Marvel, DC, The Crow, Star Wars and Nightmare Before Christmas, it’s the best of all worlds!

Crow Movie Gallery Crow at Window PVC Diorama

A Diamond Select Toys release! Eric Draven gets some fresh air in this all-new Gallery Diorama based on the 1994 Crow movie! Standing in front of a broken window with a crow on his shoulder and a guitar by his feet, Draven stands approximately 9 inches tall, and is made of high-quality PVC with detailed sculpting and paint applications. It comes packaged in a full-color window box. Designed by Caesar, sculpted by Rocco Tartamella! (Item #OCT201994, SRP: $49.99)

DC Movie Gallery Man of Steel Kryptonian Superman PVC Diorama

A Diamond Select Toys release! Look, up in the sky! Superman appears to hover above the ground in this new deco of a popular classic! Wearing his all-black outfit from Man of Steel, this approximately 12-inch sculpture is made of high-quality PVC, and features detailed sculpting and paint applications. It comes packaged in a full-color window box. Designed by Joe Menna, sculpted by Rocco Tartamella! (Item #OCT202003, SRP: $49.99)

DC Comic Gallery Black Adam PVC Diorama

A Diamond Select Toys release! Getting ready for his big-screen debut, Black Adam smashes his way out of the Shazam/Captain Marvel mythos and into the DC Gallery Diorama line of sculptures! Hovering above the ground with lightning crackling around him, this approximately 11-inch sculpture of Teth-Adam features a removable cape, and is made of high-quality PVC with detailed sculpting and paint applications. It comes packaged in a full-color window box. Designed and sculpted by Alterton! (Item #OCT202002, SRP: $49.99)

DC Movie Gallery Wonder Woman 1984 PVC Diorama

A Diamond Select Toys release! Bulletproof and beautiful, the star of Wonder Woman 1984 strides off the screen, deflecting bullets off of her magic bracelets. Bearing the likeness of actress Gal Gadot, this approximately 9-inch sculpture is made of high-quality PVC and features detailed sculpting and paint applications. It comes packaged in a full-color window box. Sculpted by Alejandro Pereira! (Item #OCT202004, SRP: $49.99)

Marvel Animated Style Hulk Statue

A Diamond Select Toys release! The madder Hulk gets, the cuter Hulk gets! Bruce Banner gets adorable in this statue inspired by the variant covers of Marvel Comics. Measuring approximately 6 inches tall, this design is based on the artwork of Skottie Young. Limited to only 3,000 pieces, it comes packaged in a full-color box with a numbered certificate of authenticity. Sculpted by Paul Harding! (Item #OCT201996, SRP: $49.99)

Marvel Comic Doctor Doom 1/7 Scale Resin Mini-Bust

A Diamond Select Toys release! Doctor Doom displays his mystical side in this all-new mini-bust, depicting the Latverian monarch in his trademark armor, wielding fire that appears magical in nature. Measuring approximately 6 inches tall, this mini-bust of Victor Von Doom is limited to only 3,000 pieces and features detailed sculpting and paint applications. It comes packaged in a full-color box with a numbered certificate of authenticity. Designed by Nelson X. Asencio, sculpted by Juan Pitluk! (Item #OCT201997, SRP: $69.99)

Marvel Comic Gallery Hawkeye with Pizza Dog PVC Diorama

A Diamond Select Toys release! A man’s best friend is his dog, and a dog’s best friend is pizza! Hawkeye and his sidekick Pizza Dog spring into action in this all-new Gallery Diorama, inspired by modern Marvel Comics. Cast in high-quality PVC, this approximately 9-inch sculpture features detailed sculpting and paint applications and comes packaged in a full-color window box. Designed by Caesar, sculpted by Mat Brouillard. (Item #OCT201998, SRP: $49.99)

Marvel Comic Premier Collection X-23 Resin Statue

A Diamond Select Toys release! She’s the best there is at what she does! Laura Kinney pops her claws while standing on top of a fallen Sentinel head in this deluxe statue from DST! Part of the Premier Collection, this approximately 10-inch statue is limited to only 3,000 pieces and comes packaged in a full-color bx with a numbered certificate o authenticity. Designed by Uriel Caton and sculpted by Alejandro Pereira! (Item #OCT201999, SRP: $175.00)

Marvel Select Silver Centurion Iron Man Action Figure

A Diamond Select Toys release! Ol’ Shellhead is back! Iron Man returns to the Marvel Select line wearing one of his fan-favorite armors, the Silver Centurion armor of the 1980s! Looking ready to fight in the Armor Wars or found the West Coast Avengers, Tony Stark’s alter ego features 16 points of articulation and multiple interchangeable parts. It comes packaged in display-ready Select action figure packaging, with side-panel artwork for shelf reference. Designed by Yuri Tming, sculpted by Gentle Giant Studios! (Item # OCT202000, SRP: $29.99)

Marvel Video Game Gallery Spider-Man Spider-Punk PVC Diorama

A Diamond Select Toys release! Time to go into the Spider-Verse! Tour the noisy, crowded clubs of New York City with the most hardcore Spider-Man of all, Spider-Punk! Measuring approximately 7 inches tall, this sculpture of the nonconformist hero shows him surrounded by barbed wire, his guitar slung over his shoulder. This Gallery Diorama is made out of high-grade PVC, and features detailed sculpting and paint applications. Packaged in a full-color window box. Designed by Caesar, sculpted by Cortes Studios! Formerly a GameStop exclusive. (Item #OCT202005, SRP: $49.99)

Marvel Video Game Gallery Spider-Man Noir PVC Diorama

A Diamond Select Toys release! Forget it, Jake, it’s the Spider-Verse! Enter the dark and dirty alleyways of New York City with the darkest Spider-Man of all, Spider-Man Noir! Measuring approximately 7 inches tall, this sculpture of the hard-boiled hero shows him crouching on a rooftop, overlooking his city. This Gallery Diorama is made out of high-grade PVC, and features detailed sculpting and paint applications. Packaged in a full-color window box. Designed by Caesar, sculpted by Cortes Studios! Formerly a GameStop exclusive. (Item #OCT202006, SRP: $49.99)

Nightmare Before Christmas D-Formz PVC Figurines Series 2 Counter Display

A Diamond Select Toys release! The Nightmare Before Christmas continues, with another assortment of delightfully adorable D-Formz! PVC figurines of Jack Skellington, Oogie Boogie and Sally each turn up twice in this assortment, along with rare one-per-case figures of Santa Claus, Dr. Finkelstein, a variant Jack, and glow-in-the-dark versions of Jack, Sally and Oogie Boogie! Each 3-inch figurine comes packaged in a blind box, as part of a 12-piece counter display. Designed by Barry Bradfield, sculpted by Rocco Tartamella! (Item #OCT202001, SRP: $7.99/ea.)

Legends in 3D Star Wars The Mandalorian™ The Child ½ Scale Resin Bust

A Diamond Select Toys release! The Child is growing up! This half-scale portrait of the Child captures the co-star of Star Wars: The Mandalorian™ at approximately 5 inches tall, atop a pod-shaped pedestal. Limited to only 1,000 pieces, it comes packaged in a full-color box with a certificate of authenticity. Designed by Joe Allard, sculpted by Jorge Santos Souza! (Item # OCT201995, SRP: $120.00)

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X of Swords: Creation #1

It’s a new week and we have reviews, interviews, previews, and so much more coming your way! While you wait for all of that to get rolling, here’s some news from around the web as well as some reviews.

DC Comics – First Look: Javicia Leslie Suits Up as the New Batwoman – Very nice!

DC Comics – Breaking News: Aldis Hodge Set to Soar as Black Adam’s Hawkman – Can’t wait for this film!

ComicBook – Marvel’s Avengers Art Hints at Playable Inhumans – Intriguing…

Reviews

Moms – Kusama
Talking Comics – X of Swords: Creation #1

DC Fandome is a Worldwide Virtual Fan Event August 22

DC Fandome

With conventions canceled, it’s been a question as to how movie studios and comic book publishers would be building excitement for what’s to come. Announced today, DC Fandome fills that gap with a 24-hour “immersive virtual fan experience” that brings together the stars, filmmakers, and creators behind its biggest films, tv series, games, and comics.

Starting at 10 a.m. PDT, Warner Bros. will welcome fans everywhere into the DC FanDome—a free virtual fan experience where no badge is required.

Imagine all the Super Heroes and Super-Villains you’ve ever loved finallyc oming together in one place to celebrate DC’s past, present, and future. Accessible for 24 hours at DCFanDome.com, the global event will immerse fans into the DC Multiverse, with new announcements from WB Games, Film and TV, and comics, as well as an unprecedented opportunity to hear from the casts and creators behind your favorite feature films and TV series, including: Aquaman, The Batman, Batwoman, Black Adam, Black Lightning, DC Super Hero Girls, DC’s Legends of Tomorrow, DC’s Stargirl, Doom Patrol, The Flash, Harley Quinn, the SnyderCut of Justice League, Lucifer, Pennyworth, SHAZAM!, The Suicide Squad, Supergirl, Superman & Lois, Teen Titans GO!, Titans, Watchmen, Young Justice: Outsiders and, coming this fall to theaters worldwide, Wonder Woman 1984.

The DC FanDome is the place to hear highly anticipated announcements and the latest news, see exclusive footage, and venture into themed worlds designed to entertain everyone from movie and TV superfans to gamers and readers, to families and kids. With special presentations to engage fans in every time zone across the globe, you’ll have the opportunity to have an experience that’s all your own. Inside this virtual world, fans will also get access to localized events, featuring the faces and voices from countries around the world in their local language. No matter where you live, your age or your level of fandom, there is something for you.

Exploring the DC FanDome

The epicenter of the DC FanDome is the Hall of Heroes, where you can experience special programming, panels and content reveals from a wide variety of films, TV series and games, available in several languages, including Brazilian Portuguese, Chinese, English, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Korean and Spanish. From there, navigate deeper into the DC Multiverse, exploring five additional satellite worlds, each with its own localized content and unique activities and one world fully devoted to our younger fans:

  • DC WatchVerse: Here’s where you grab a seat, sit back, and join our virtual audience and become completely engrossed in hours of must-see content from around the world. Everything from panels and exclusive screenings to never-before-seen footage, featuring the cast, creators, and behind-the-scenes crew from across DC Films, TV, Home Entertainment, and Games.
     
  • DC YouVerse: Venture into this world where the FANS are the stars to see the most amazing user-generated content, cosplay and fan art from around the world, including, perhaps, your own.
     
  • DC KidsVerse: Need a way to entertain your kids for hours on end? We’ve got you covered inside a special world, which can be accessed directly at DCKidsFanDome.com. This area features a broad range of family-friendly activations for our younger fans.
     
  • DC InsiderVerse: This creativity-based world contains a centerpiece video featuring legendary artist and DC CCO/Publisher Jim Lee, President of DC-Based Film Production Walter Hamada, and creator of the DC TV Arrowverse, Executive Producer Greg Berlanti, welcoming fans with a 101-style introduction to the DC Multiverse. From there, go behind the scenes with the master artisans who bring DC to life in all its forms, from comic books to games, TV, movies, theme parks, consumer products, and more.
     
  • ​DC FunVerse: Take your DC FanDome experience and gather cool shareables; check out our comic book reader; DIY cool WW84 Golden Armor and Batmobile kits; plus digital giveaways and a store filled with merchandise, including some limited-edition exclusives.

Pull Up to the Blerd & Boujee House

Where my Blerds at? The second annual celebration of Black nerd culture returns with the all-new Blerd & Boujee Houseat DC FanDome, bringing Blerds, LatinxGeeks and all nerds “party-with-a-purpose” vibes. As anyone lucky enough to get into the first- ever Blerd & Boujee boat party (featuring DJ D-Nice) at San Diego Comic-Con 2019 can attest, fans will not want to miss connections and conversations designed for the culture.

Calling All Fans!

There’s nothing more important to DC than our fans, and we want to showcase you! In partnership with Talenthouse, DC FanDome today launched a call for your best DC Fan Art & Fandom displays. Show us your cosplay, makeup, tattoos and even your own Batcave! Be sure to submit your best at create.DCFanDome.com for a chance to be featured inside this virtual world event, and demonstrate to people in your home country and across the globe that you are the ultimate DC Super Fan. Selected artists on the day of our event will be voted on by the community in each of our two competitions in order to help our judges pick selected artist winners. Selected artist winners will receive part of a cash prize pool courtesy of DC and Talenthouse.*

Be sure to check back at our official site, DCFanDome.com, frequently for additional updates on what will be happening inside the DC FanDome, including exciting new content on the new blog, the Daily Star, which kicks off with a welcoming note from Jim Lee himself. Also, follow the social channels below for frequent updates about participating cast members, creators, writers, artists, and game developers you can expect to see.

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Liebestrasse

The weekend is almost here and we’ll be spending it putting together our gift guides which launch next week! What geeky things will you all be doing? Sound off in the comments below. While you wait for the weekday to end and the weekend to begin, here’s some comic news and reviews from around the web in our morning roundup.

The Comics Reporter – Tom Spurgeon, 1968-2019 – One final post.

PennLive – Over 250 years ago, a group of Pa. colonists murdered 20 Native Americans. Now there’s a graphic novel about – This sounds interesting.

CBR – Black Adam Movie Will Introduce the JSA, Says Dwayne Johnson – Interesting.

ICv2 – ReedPOP Gets Crunchyroll Expo – Not an expected acquisition.

Reviews

Vancouver Sun – Agnes Murderess
Boing Boing – Liebestrasse

Black Adam is Coming December 2021

Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson teased the release of his film Black Adam. The teaser is drawn by Jim Lee and BossLogic with the date of December 22, 2021. Lee’s image has the character looking much more like Johnson than his regular comic depiction. The film has been in production, with Johnson attached for years and pre-dated Shazam.

Black Adam is a nemesis of Shazam whose film was a moderate hit for DC Comics and Warner Bros. A sequel is being worked on for that movie.

In the post, Johnson said:

The Man in Black ⚡️
Like most kids growing up, I dreamed about being a superhero. Having cool superpowers, fighting for what’s right and always protecting the people.
It all changed for me, when I was 10yrs old and was first introduced to the greatest superhero of all time – SUPERMAN.
As a kid, Superman was the hero I always wanted to be.
But, a few years into my fantasy, I realized that Superman was the hero, I could never be.
I was too rebellious. Too rambunctious. Too resistant to convention and authority.
Despite my troubles, I was still a good kid with a good heart – I just liked to do things my way.
Now, years later as a man, with the same DNA I had as a kid – my superhero dreams have come true.
I’m honored to join the iconic #DCUniverse and it’s a true pleasure to become, BLACK ADAM.
BLACK ADAM is blessed by magic with the powers equal to SUPERMAN, but the difference is he doesn’t toe the mark or walk the line.
He’s a rebellious, one of a kind superhero, who’ll always do what’s right for the people – but he does it his way.
Truth and justice – the BLACK ADAM way.
This role is unlike any other I’ve ever played in my career and I’m grateful to the bone we’ll all go on this journey together.
BLACK ADAM
12.22.21 ⚡️

It’s an almost given that Shazam and Black Adam will meet in a future film after Johnson’s debut film.

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