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Gotham: The Fifth and Final Season and Gotham: The Complete Series are Out this Week

Gotham: The Complete Series

The final episodes of the hit DC/WBTV series lay the foundation for the city’s iconic future as Warner Bros. Home Entertainment gets set to release Gotham: The Complete Fifth and Final Season on Blu-ray and DVD for $29.98 / $24.98 SRP. Out on June 11, 2019, the new release includes DC Super-Villain-filled extras that explore the characters and world of the Dark Knight that fans have come to know and love.

Gotham: The Complete Series, which includes all five seasons of Gotham will also be available for fans to own June 11, 2019 on Blu-ray and DVD for $112.99 / 99.99 SRP.

Gotham: The Complete Fifth and Final Season

The fifth and final season of Gotham wraps up the iconic series in an unforgettable event that focuses on Bruce Wayne’s ultimate transformation into the Caped Crusader, while Jim Gordon struggles to hold together a city on the edge of chaos. Following the epic events of season four, the Legend of the Dark Knight resumes as Gotham City is divided between Gordon’s GCPD jurisdiction and some of the city’s most notorious villains such as Penguin, The Riddler and more. As the city’s heroes try to gain control and salvage what’s left of the deteriorating city, it teeters between good and evil, even as new DC Super-Villains, including Bane are introduced.

Gotham: The Complete Fifth and Final Season features an all-star cast lead by Ben McKenzie (The O.C., Southland), Donal Logue (Grounded for Life, Vikings), David Mazouz (Touch), Sean Pertwee (Elementary), Robin Lord Taylor (The Walking Dead), Erin Richards (The Quiet Ones), Camren Bicondova (Gotham Stories), Cory Michael Smith (Carol) and Chris Chalk (12 Years a Slave). Shane West (A Walk to Remember) is also introduced as the iconic DC Super-Villain, Bane for the final season. Developed by Bruno Heller, the series is executive produced by Heller, Danny Cannon and John Stephens. Based on the DC characters, Gotham is produced by Warner Bros. Television.

With Blu-ray’s unsurpassed picture and sound, Gotham: The Complete Fifth and Final Season Blu-ray release will include 1080p Full HD Video with DTS-HD Master Audio for English 5.1. The 2-disc Blu-ray will feature a high-definition Blu-ray and Digital Copy of all 12 episodes from season five.

SPECIAL FEATURES

  • Gotham Season 5: Best Moments at NY Comic Con, 2018: Join the cast and executive producers of Gotham at New York’s 2018 Comic Con as they discuss the exciting final season of the series.
  • Modern Mythology: Through the eyes of the producers and cast, this piece explores the final chapter of the series as the show pushes Bruce Wayne to finally accept his destiny, the mantle of The Dark Knight.
  • Deleted Scenes

12 ONE-HOUR EPISODES

  1. Year Zero
  2. Trespassers
  3. Penguin, Our Hero
  4. Ruin
  5. Pena Dura
  6. 13 Stitches
  7. Ace Chemicals
  8.  Nothing’s Shocking
  9.  The Trial of Jim Gordon
  10. I Am Bane
  11. They Did What?
  12. The Beginning…

Factory Entertainment Reveals Gotham City Police Department Credential Badges San Diego Comic-Con 2019 Exclusives

Instant cosplay, convention exclusive and prop replica combined into one handy product! Factory Entertainment has you covered with this San Diego Comic-Con 2019 exclusive!

Every set includes four ID style Gotham City Police Department credential badges:

  • James Gordon – Homicide Detective
  • Harvey Bullock – Homicide Detective
  • Edward Nygma- Forensics Lab Tech
  • Dr. Leslie Thompkins – Chief Coroner

Also includes a clear vinyl badge holder, with clip.

Each badge features screen accurate artwork on both sides, duplicated directly from the original props, and is printed on thick, durable PVC measuring 3.5” x 2.”

The set is packaged on a full color blister card.

Available to pre-order now or at San Diego Comic-Con, Booth # 2743 July 17 – 21, 2019. While supplies last.

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Avengers: No Road Home #10

It’s a new week and we’re gearing up for Avengers: Endgame and Awesome Con! It’ll be a fun and busy week here at GP! While you wait for those Endgame reviews to begin, here’s some comic news and reviews from around the web in our morning roundup.

The Beat – RIP Lone Wolf and Cub co-creator Kazuo Koike – Our thoughts are with his friends and family.

Publisher’s Weekly – What We Know About 2018 Graphic Novel Sales – Good to see this.

iO9 – Catwoman Will Be Played By a Different Actress in the Gotham Season Finale – Well ok then. It makes sense, but still weird.

The News-Press – Scout Comics opens HQ in Fort Myers, has open house Saturday – This is really cool.

CBLDF – A History of Frequently Banned Comics – For those that don’t know.

Newsarama – Mouse Guard Creator & Director Give Hope After Disney’s Exit – This was a bad move by Disney.

The Beat – ClexaCon 2019: Broken Glass, Lax Security & Free Vodka Shots – Sad to hear this.

Reviews

Comic Mix – Apocalypse Taco
AIPT! –
Assassin Nation #2
Talking Comics –
Avengers: No Road Home #10
Talking Comics –
War of the Realms: Journey Into Mystery #1

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It’s new comic book day tomorrow! What’s everyone getting? What are you excited for? Sound off in the comments below. While you’re thinking about that. Here’s some comic news and reviews from around the web.

Kotaku – A Hotel Strike Was The Talk Of This Year’s TwitchCon – Please don’t cross picket lines.

CBR – Fox Announces Gotham Season 5 Premiere Date – Cool.

CBR – Marvel’s Runaways Actor Kip Pardue Accused of Sexual Assault– No excuse. He needs to be dumped.

The Beat – When a Con Goes wrong: Alamo City Comic Con Cosplay Contest host goes in blackface – Was it Megyn Kelly?That’s one show to not support.

 

Reviews

Talking Comics – Action Comics #1004

Talking Comics – Judge Dredd: Toxic #1

Underrated: Comic Book TV Shows That Don’t Suck (Anymore)

This is a column that focuses on something or some things from the comic book sphere of influence that may not get the credit and recognition it deserves. Whether that’s a list of comic book movies, ongoing comics, or a set of stories featuring a certain character. The columns may take the form of a bullet pointed list, or a slightly longer thinkpiece – there’s really no formula for this other than whether the things being covered are Underrated in some way. This week: Comic Book TV Shows That Don’t Suck (Anymore)



Do you remember when [insert comic book TV show here] debuted, and how excited you were to start watching it? Do you then remember the moment when your excitement waned and you realized that somewhere alone the line that [insert comic book TV show here] either never was all that good, or  had begun the descent into suckage?

Well, here’s a few shows where that descent was reversed, for better or for worse. The only caveat is that is all personal opinion, and some shows still suck. Obviously this is not going to be an fully comprehensive list, because I haven’t watch every comic book show available, but merely a selection of those I have.

And if your favourite show isn’t here? Maybe it never sucked enough…

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Arrow Now somewhere in its eighth season, Arrow started out with significant promise before slowly trending downwards. Hitting a low point around the third season, Arrow struggled throughout the following year and a half before finally pulling itself away from the poor man’s imitation of Batman we’d  been seeing as the show moved away from the League of Assassin’s and toward a direction you’d never expect to see Batman or Bruce Wayne take as Oliver Queen ran for Mayor of Star City. Now, although the show still has its problems, Arrow is on a decidedly upward trend and no longer deserves the poor reputation it so justly earned a few years ago.

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Marvel’s Agents Of S.H.I.E.L.D. Ironically, few people enjoyed this show right from the get go – my wife effectively gave up on this right around the tie in for Captain America: The Winter Soldier, which was around when the series started to pic up in its quality. Since then, barring a few hiccups (most notably Season 4), the show has been remarkably solid with the fifth season standing out as the best one that has been produced in the last five years.

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Gotham Unlike the other two shows mentioned in this week’s column, Gotham is a show I actually dropped half way through the first season. It turns out that for a long time that was the right decision. But recently those who have bravely stuck with the show for various reasons have been rumbling that, maybe, it’s something that should make its way back into my television viewing schedule. While I haven’t  made the plunge on it yet, primarily due to time constraints, I have every intention of reading the highlights online before starting with the most recent season. I’ll let you know how that ends up.


 

That’s pretty much it for this week, so join us next week when we look at something else that is, for whatever reason, Underrated.

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It’s a new week and we’ve got lots on tap. Our first review of Deadpool 2 goes live at 11pm tonight. While you wait for that, interviews, and more, here’s some comic news and reviews.

Bleeding Cool – No Enemy But Peace – Richard Meyer, Antarctic Press and Jawbreakers – A very good read.

Kotaku – The Real-Life Politician Running For EVE Online’s In-Game Council – Interesting. Really interesting.

U.S. News – New Ohio Exhibit Explores History of Blacks in Comic Books – Sounds interesting.

Herald Mail Media – ‘Bam!’: Washington County Museum of Fine Arts celebrates graphic novels with exhibit – Also sounds interesting.

WPXI Pittsburgh – Death Dealer painting outshines Superman comic at auction – That’s some a lot of money.

CBR – Gotham Renewed for Fifth and Final Season on Fox – Good…

Newsarama – Inhumans Cancelled – This is a surpirse?

Newsarama – Lucifer Cancelled – Booooo!

ICv2 – DC Raises Prices On Ongoing DC Universe Titles – Holding the line not so much.

ICv2 – Exclusive: Lion Forge Hires Carol Burrell as CubHouse Executive Editor – Congrats!

 

Reviews

Talking Comics – Barrier #2

TV Review: Gotham S4E10 A Dark Knight: Things That Go Boom

Gordon tries to broker a deal with Penguin involving Sofia; Alfred tries to pull Bruce out of his downward spiral; Lee Thompkins gains more control over the Narrows.

With Douche Wayne and Professor Pyg on the sidelines for most of the episode, Gotham focuses on the battle between Sofia and Penguin and Lee’s expansion of power in the Narrows as the show continues to barrel ahead without what feels like a plan or care of the material.

Your enjoyment of the series is probably based on what you think of that source material’s use. The Thompkins/Narrows storyline is beyond ill thought at as a villain turn for the character is so left field from the comics and also presents no positive women on the show. Lee at one point was the “pure” character but it seems every female character is now a mobster, killer, or worse.

Then there’s the Falcone/Penguin story which has some good points but generally I find myself screaming at the scream by the fact that Penguin or Sofia don’t just put a bullet in each other’s heads. They dance around setting up situations you know they’ll walk away from and neither have the guts enough to just pull the trigger themselves when they have the opportunity. Neither deserves to win and at this point I’m hoping Gordon just guns everyone down and get the stupid over with.

The show usually shows strength when it focuses on the “mob centric” aspects of the show but for some reason this time it’s no longer working. Probably because Sofia’s plan is convoluted. Probably become Penguin figures it out and still doesn’t do much about it. Probably because despite access to rocket launchers no one seems to be able to hit each other with a gun of any sorts. It’s stupid for stupid sake.

The Professor Pyg story is pushed to the side with him caught and Gordon figures out his story. This is probably the best plotline the series has every had with good acting and some real scares. So, the minimization of it all hurts the episode.

The less said about Bruce Wayne the better. Bad acting. Bad story. Just unwatchable at times.

The series seemed like it was getting good but this episode is one of the worst of the season and one of the worst of the series. It’s mind numbing at times having me scream at the television. This isn’t entertainment, it’s frustration.

Overall Rating: 6.0

TV Review: Gotham S4E7 A Dark Knight: A Day in the Narrows

With Professor Pyg striking fear throughout Gotham, Gordon and Bullock head into the Narrows for clues; Bruce is convinced by a former friend to go out with some former classmates; Sofia’s relationships evolve with Penguin and Gordon.

Gotham continues the pretty solid stroytelling from the previous episode as the search for Professor Pyg continues. Pyg may be the strongest villain the show has had so far. The episode also feels like it’s a microcosm of what works and what doesn’t in the show with what’s good and not all in the same scene.

What works for the series is its focus on corrupt police and the more grounded storylines like gang wars. That’s been a major aspect of the season but then the silly is dropped in. In this case, it’s Penguin deciding to help the GCPD to stop Pyg and he does so by bringing in a character by the name of Headhunter, an over the top character the sticks out compared to everything else going on. Thankfully it feels like everyone is in on the silliness so things aren’t quite as odd as when Mr. Freeze is a part of things. But, the cat and mouse between Gordon and Pyg is the draw and as long as you focus on that, things are generally in a good direction.

 

Since the show likes threes… Barbara, Selina and crew is the second storyline as they attempt to make some dollars and consolidate power. It’s all forgettable and thankfully not much time is devoted to it all.

The third plot line is Bruce and it doesn’t suck! Bruce decides to cut loose after an event and he lashes out due to all his pent up anger finally going down the playboy/party boy route we know from comics. He’s a dick, unlikeable, and the acting is getting better. A massive improvement in what we’ve seen as far as the character.

We’ve gotten two good episodes in a row, which feels like a rarity for the series. Pyg has been a boost for the series as far as focusing the storytelling and giving us a villain that not only is part of Batman’s rogues but also one that really works in the world of the GCPD. Here’s hoping as the season progresses it continues to keep things heading in a positive direction.

Overall Rating: 7.75

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It’s new comic book day tomorrow! What are folks planning on getting? What are you excited for? Sound off in the comments below. While you decide on that, here’s some comic news and reviews from around the web.

Deseret News – Appeals court: Gag order on Salt Lake Comic Con violated First Amendment – This court case is going to get ugly and interesting.

The Outhouse – Gotham Casts Its Third Poison Ivy – Sigh…

 

Reviews

Talking Comics – Eternity #1

TV Review: Gotham S4E6 A Dark Knight: Hog Day Afternoon

Gordon and Bullock hunt a serial killer who has been dressing victims with pig heads; Sofia tries to win over Penguin; Thompkins, Nygma, and Grundy find themselves an unlikely home at Cherry’s place.

Gotham gives us another new Batman rogue in the form of Professor Pyg who is taking out corrupt police making him a pseudo ally of Gordon whose frustration with how things are going in the GCPD is increasing. The episode is the strongest of the season and the strongest in a long time despite the mediocre Thompkins/Riddler/Grundy storyline.

Lets focus on the weakest part of the show and that’s the Falcone/Penguin storyline as Sofia plays the Penguin buttering him up and making him think she’s on his side. What’s clear is she has some greater plan going on. We know it. Penguin knows it. It’s an obvious plotline you can’t help but think we’re all wrong. It’s simplistic in a lot of ways and clearly building to something down the line.

The second major plot point is Grundy fighting, Riddler attempting to get his memory back, and Thompkins helping out. Grundy looks better than he did the previous episode and while I like the Riddler not having his smarts, the Thompkins aspect just feels real off. There wasn’t a ton that was being done with the character before but the direction they’ve taken her is beyond idiotic and does not do justice to the character. As it stands, there’s no “good” female characters. They’re all criminals or killers in some way. We see the beginning of an attempt to redeem the character but it’s not enough and there’s a long way to go.

The strongest plot is Professor Pyg who gives us the best adaptation of a comic character so far. The character is frightening and charming at the same time. He also plays the series strength by focusing on a serial killer story. The series is its best when it focuses on the GCPD and more street level crime. Pyg does that well especially tying into the corruption angle of the season. If the series were to just focus on this, it’d be all the more stronger.

Easily the best episode of the season so far this one is more grounded and entertaining showing off the series strengths. It also shows us that the concept for the entire series can work and work really well. Now, to go back and do everything over.

 

 

 

Overall Rating: 7.95

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