It was sort of new comic book day yesterday. What’d everyone get? Did you support a store? Sound off in the comments as to your favorite store so others can support them! While you think about that, here’s some comic news and reviews from around the web.
Deadline is reporting that Brandon Routh will join the cast of Arrow as this season’s recurring guest star. He’ll play Ray Palmer, who you might know as his secret identity, the Atom. Routh will be in 14 episodes. Palmer will be the new owner of Queen Consolidated.
This is the second DC Comics property for Routh, as he played Superman in Bryan Singer’s 2006 Superman Returns. This is now the fourth “comic book” property for Routh, on top of Superman, he appeared in Scott Pilgrim vs. The World, and Dylan Dog: Dead of Night, both of which were based on comic books.
Palmer debuted in 1961 in Showcase #34 by National Comics. He was an updated version of the company’s 1940s Golden Age Atom, Al Pratt. Though the specifics have changed as far as his role in the DC universe, Palmer is a scientist who is able to reduce objects size, including himself.
This isn’t the first appearance of the character on television. He has appeared on numerous episodes of various cartoons based on DC comics, but he also had a live action stint in the Justice League of America television movie where he was played by John Kassir who is most known as the voice of The Crypt Keeper on the Tales from the Crypt television series.
DYLAN DOG: DEAD OF NIGHT is a new horror/comedy film based on one of the world’s most popular comics (60 million copies worldwide). Brandon Routh stars as Dylan Dog, world famous private investigator specializing in affairs of the undead. His PI business card reads “No Pulse? No Problem.” Armed with an edgy wit and carrying an arsenal of silver and wood-tipped bullets, Dylan must track down a dangerous artifact before a war ensues between his werewolf, vampire and zombie clients living undercover in the monster infested backstreets of New Orleans.