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Justice League vs. Godzilla vs. Kong #1 is the pop silly fun you’d expect

Justice League vs. Godzilla vs. Kong #1

Let’s face it, there’s just some entertainment where you turn your brain off and enjoy the ride. Disaster films is an entire genre of that as you just sit in the awe of the scale of destruction before you. Often, kaiju films fall into this concept where how and what gets destroyed is the fun. It’s popcorn popculture, made to fill you up on the joy of the insanity of it all. Let’s face it, Justice League vs. Godzilla vs. Kong #1 kicks off exactly that. And it’s it’s a hell of a lot of fun.

While we don’t get into the battle royale that we all want, Justice League vs. Godzilla vs. Kong #1 sets things up as Clark Kent is attempting to have a very important dinner with Lois when Godzilla rises from Metropolis’ shore. How did things get to this point? That’s the comic, setting up the Justice League attempting to help Clark have a vacation and the Legion of Doom causing mayhem in all their dysfunction.

Writer Brian Buccellato seems to be having fun with it all as it feels like the comic mines more of a B-movie vibe and a Legion of Doom that’s more silly like we’ve seen in their animated form in the classic animated series Super Friends. They squabble and screw up and it all leads to the main event. It’s the exact camp you’d expect and want, never taking itself seriously and just having fun with the concept.

The art by Christian Duce is solid. With color by Luis Guerrero and lettering by Richard Starkings and Jimmy Bentacourt, the comic handles its genre smashing well and the art quickly shows off the concept of a giant gorilla fighting superheroes isn’t as silly as it might seem. But what’s interesting to me is that the art, like the comic itself, doesn’t take itself too seriously. The characters’ body language and facial expressions show a loose nature about it all. Like the comic’s concept, they’re just having fun and going with the flow. This is the more joking, smiley Justice League, not the seen some shit beat down version.

Justice League vs. Godzilla vs. Kong #1 is exactly what you’d expect and want and is great because of that. It begs you to just sit back and enjoy the ride, taking you on an adventure that can only happen in comics. I have no doubt what’s to come will be predictable with the Justice League teaming up with Godzilla and Kong to fight the Legion of Doom but who cares, this is a wild journey to just sit back, enjoy, and not think too much about.

Story: Brian Buccellato Art: Christian Duce
Color: Luis Guerrero Letterer: Richard Starkings, Jimmy Bentacourt
Story: 8.0 Art: 8.0 Overall: 8.0 Recommendation: Buy

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NYCC 2023: Apple TV+ reveals the trailer for Monarch: Legacy of Monsters

At New York Comic Con, Apple TV+ and the creative team behind Monarch: Legacy of Monsters unveiled the trailer for the highly anticipated series, and shared a preview of the expansive new series, based on Legendary’s Monsterverse. Starring Kurt Russell, Wyatt Russell, Anna Sawai, Kiersey Clemons, Ren Watabe, Mari Yamamoto, Anders Holm, Joe Tippett and Elisa Lasowski, Monarch: Legacy of Monsters premieres globally with the first two episodes on Friday, November 17 on Apple TV+, followed by one episode every Friday through January 12.

Monarch: Legacy of Monsters executive producers Chris Black and Matt Fraction, executive producer Tory Tunnell, executive producer and director Andy Goddard, casting director Ronna Kress and VFX supervisor Sean Konrad came together for the special conversation and screening at New York Comic Con, moderated by entertainment journalist Scott Mantz.

Following the thunderous battle between Godzilla and the Titans that leveled San Francisco, and the shocking revelation that monsters are real, Monarch: Legacy of Monsters tracks two siblings following in their father’s footsteps to uncover their family’s connection to the secretive organization known as Monarch. Clues lead them into the world of monsters and ultimately down the rabbit hole to Army officer Lee Shaw (played by Kurt Russell and Wyatt Russell), taking place in the 1950s and half a century later where Monarch is threatened by what Shaw knows. The dramatic saga – spanning three generations – reveals buried secrets and the ways that epic, earth-shattering events can reverberate through our lives. 

Hailing from Legendary Television, Monarch: Legacy of Monsters is co-developed and executive produced by Chris Black and Matt Fraction. Matt Shakman directs the first two episodes and serves as executive producer alongside Joby Harold and Tory Tunnell from Safehouse Pictures, Andy Goddard, Brad Van Arragon, and Andrew Colville. Hiro Matsuoka and Takemasa Arita executive produce on behalf of Toho Co., Ltd., the owner of the Godzilla character. Toho licensed the rights to Legendary for Monarch: Legacy of Monsters as a natural byproduct of their long-term relationship with the film franchise,

AfterShock Media partners with Legendary for Party & Prey

Legendary Entertainment and AfterShock Media have closed a deal for a feature adaptation of the graphic novel Party & Prey by creators Steve Orlando and Steve Foxe. Patrick Brice will direct from a script written by Rob Forman.

The project will be produced by AfterShock Media and Legendary, as well as by Lee Kramer, David Sigurani, and Jon Kramer. Orlando and Foxe are executive producing and Max Zupanovic is co-producing. AfterShock Media is represented by Neil Sacker from Sacker Entertainment Law.

A social horror/thriller, Party & Prey is a character driven thriller with a bold genre twist that tells the story of Alan, a wealthy older gay man, who meets a confident and attractive young man named Scott at a nightclub. Their chemistry leads them to end up at Alan’s house, where the men’s dark secrets are laid bare and they have a night together neither of them expected.

Party & Prey

My Hero Academia gets a live-action movie at Netflix

My Hero Academia

Netflix is giving another anime/manga the live-action treatment as Legendary Entertainment‘s My Hero Academia is heading there.

Shinsuke Sato will direct the project in his English-language debut working off a screenplay from Joby Harold. My Hero Academia is based on the popular manga written and illustrated by Kohei Horikoshi. It boasts over 65 million copies in circulation.

The story follows superhero fanboy Izuku Midoriya who is born without a “quirk”. 80% of Earth’s population has manifested one that grants them special abilities. After meeting the greatest hero ever, Midoriya voes to work hard to become a symbol of peace for the world.

The series has been part of Shueisha’s Weekly Shonen Jump since 2014. As of October 2022, the series has been collected in 36 volumes. It has spawned spin-off series, stage plays, and a lot of merchandise.

Dune’s Royal Ornithopter Gets a Replica from Dark Horse Direct

Dark Horse Direct and Legendary Entertainment have once again partnered up to release the Dune: Royal Ornithopter Statue!

Whether you are racing to rescue a spice harvesting crew from an incoming Shai-Hulud or perilously navigating an epic sandstorm, relive the most thrilling moments of Denis Villeneuve’s 2021 masterpiece film with this meticulously crafted replica! 

Brought to life by Gentle Giant Studios, this Royal Ornithopter collectible stands over 14.5 inches long and comes complete with a hand-numbered certificate of authenticity. Limited to just 500 units at $229.99, this is expected to ship to pre-order customers between September and November 2022. Built for speed and agility, traverse the most treacherous terrain and weather conditions with this beautiful statue available exclusively from Direct.DarkHorse.com

Perfect your piloting skills and add one of the most distinctive aircrafts of sci-fi pop culture to your collection today! Pre-order now!

Dune: Royal Ornithopter Statue

Hero Paul Atreides Comes Life in a New Detailed Statue

Dark Horse Direct, in partnership with Legendary Entertainment, has announced the Dune: Paul Atreides Statue! Poised for action, Paul wields his sacred crysknife, ready to defend his honor and his people. Inspired by Warner Bros. Pictures and Legendary Pictures’ highly anticipated epic action-adventure film Dune from Academy AwardÒ-nominated filmmaker Denis Villeneuve, based on the acclaimed novel by science fiction author Frank Herbert, this statue will have you ready to fight alongside the Fremen because: “only together can we stand a chance.”

Measuring 9 inches tall by 9.2 inches wide, this highly-detailed statue is meticulously sculpted and painted by the artists at Gentle Giant Studios. Featuring the intricate likeness of Dune actor Timothée Chalamet as Paul Atreides in stillsuit, none stand a chance against the combat agility of the young hero. And none can resist the draw of this outstanding statue.

Limited to an edition size of 500, pre-order yours today to prepare for the coming crusade at Direct.Darkhorse.com for $219.99.

The Giant Sandworm Arrives at Dark Horse Direct

Dark Horse Direct, in partnership with Legendary Entertainment, presents the Dune: Sandworm Bookends! Based on the giant sandworms from the highly anticipated new film of the iconic science-fiction epic, Dune, these bookends will have you watching your walking pattern over the sands of Arrakis.

Each half measuring 8.5” tall by 8” wide by 6.5” deep, the highly detailed bookend set is meticulously sculpted and hand-painted to showcase the fearsome sandworm erupting out of the sands, ready to defend the most precious resource in existence.

Made from polyresin, the Dune: Sandworm Bookends will be limited to only 2000 copies and can be pre-ordered now from Direct.DarkHorse.com for $149.99 while supplies last.

Tokyo Ghost Gets Adapted by Legendary with Cary Fukunaga Directing

From comic page to big screen, Tokyo Ghost is being adapted into a film with Cary Fukunaga directing. Fukunaga is the director behind the eagerly awaited James Bond entry, No Time to Die. Legendary Entertainment is the studio developing the film.

Based on the comic series by writer Rick Remender artist, Sean Gordon Murphy, letterer Rus Wooton, and colorist Matt Hollingsworth the comic series was published by Image Comics. Remender will pen the film project.

Tokyo Ghost is set in 2089 when humanity has become addicted to technology. It’s a way to escape reality. Two peacekeepers are given a job that takes them to the tech-free nation of Tokyo, the last tech-free country on Earth.

Tokyo Ghost was originally released in 2015 and lasted ten issues. The 10 issues were then released in two volumes as well as a deluxe edition featuring all ten issues.

Tokyo Ghost

Toy Fair 2019: Legendary Entertainment and Well Played Toys Team up for Lost in Space Toys

You’ll get your chance to get Lost in Space as the latest take on the series is coming to toys. Legendary Entertainment is partnering with Well Played Toys for toys based on the Netflix series.

Legendary and Well Played toys will launch a full line of action figures, construction, RC vehicles and role-play items inspired by the science fiction reboot. Well Played Toys has also strategically partnered with Synthesis Entertainment to bring back retro collectibles from the classic 1960s television series created by Irwin Allen.

The toys will launch in Fall 2019.

Brian K. Vaughan Signs a Deal with Legendary Entertainment

Comic book, television, and film writer Brian K. Vaughan has signed a three year overall deal with Legendary Entertainment. This is the first of this sort of deal for Vaughan and plays to Legendary’s finders in television, movies, as well as comics.

Legendary will adapt some of Vaughan’s creator-owned comics as well as exclusive original projects developed by Vaughan.

Vaughan is a celebrated comic creator and created or co-created such series as Saga, Paper Girls, Ex Machina, Barrier, and We Stand on Guard.

Currently, his classic Y: The Last Man is being adapted by FX and Marvel’s Runaways, which he created, will see its second season soon debut on Hulu. Vaughan also was one of the writers for Lost and developed Stephen King’s Under the Dome for CBS.

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