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Pokémon Detective Pikachu Gets its First Trailer

The world of Pokémon comes to life! Pokémon: Detective Pikachu is the first live-action film base on the Pokémon franchise. Being released May 11, 2019, the Warner Bros. Pictures film stars Ryan Reynolds as the voice of Detective Pikachu, with Ken WatanabeJustice Smith, and Kathryn Newton in live-action roles and directed by Rob Letterman and written by Nicole Perlman.

The story begins when ace private eye Harry Goodman goes mysteriously missing, prompting his 21-year-old son Tim to find out what happened. Aiding in the investigation is Harry’s former Pokémon partner, Detective Pikachu: a hilariously wise-cracking, adorable super-sleuth who is a puzzlement even to himself. Finding that they are uniquely equipped to communicate with one another, Tim and Pikachu join forces on a thrilling adventure to unravel the tangled mystery. Chasing clues together through the neon-lit streets of Ryme City—a sprawling, modern metropolis where humans and Pokémon live side by side in a hyper-realistic live-action world— they encounter a diverse cast of Pokémon characters and uncover a shocking plot that could destroy this peaceful co-existence and threaten the whole Pokémon universe.

Detective Pikachu Gets an Official Synopsis

The world of Pokémon comes to life! Pokémon: Detective Pikachu is the first live-action film base on the Pokémon franchise. Beingreleased May 10, 2019, the Warner Bros. Pictures film stars Ryan Reynolds as the voice of Detective Pikachu, with Ken WatanabeJustice Smith, and Kathryn Newton in live-action roles and directed by Rob Letterman and written by Nicole Perlman.

We also now know what the film is about!

The story begins when ace private eye Harry Goodman goes mysteriously missing, prompting his 21-year-old son Tim to find out what happened. Aiding in the investigation is Harry’s former Pokémon partner, Detective Pikachu: a hilariously wise-cracking, adorable super-sleuth who is a puzzlement even to himself. Finding that they are uniquely equipped to communicate with one another, Tim and Pikachu join forces on a thrilling adventure to unravel the tangled mystery. Chasing clues together through the neon-lit streets of Ryme City—a sprawling, modern metropolis where humans and Pokémon live side by side in a hyper-realistic live-action world— they encounter a diverse cast of Pokémon characters and uncover a shocking plot that could destroy this peaceful co-existence and threaten the whole Pokémon universe.

Pokémon: Detective Pikachu also stars Justice Smith as Tim; Kathryn Newton as Lucy, a junior reporter following her first big story; and Oscar nominee Ken Watanabe  as Lt. Yoshida.

Directed by Rob Letterman, the Pokémon: Detective Pikachu creative filmmaking team includes two-time Oscar nominated director of photography John Mathieson, production designer Nigel Phelps and Oscar-winning editor Mark Sanger. Visual effects are by Moving Picture Company and Framestore.

Detective Pikachu Gets Its First Poster

Expected to be released May 10, 2019, Warner Bros. Pictures has released the first teaser poster for Pokémon: Detective Pikachu.

Directed by Rob Letterman and written by Nicole Perlman, the film will be the first live-action film based on the Pokémon franchise. The film stars Ryan Reynolds as the voice of Detective Pikachu, with Ken Watanabe, Justice Smith, and Kathryn Newton in live-action roles.

Anna Boden and Ryan Fleck tapped to Direct Captain Marvel

As reported by Variety, the directors of Mississippi Grind, Anna Boden and Ryan Fleck have been tapped to helm the Brie Larson starring Captain Marvel.

This ends a long search to find who would take the gig and as reported the length of time was due to getting the script in the “right shape.”

Inside Out scribes Meg LeFauve and Nicole Perlman are currently writing the script.

Captain Marvel in the comics follows Carol Danvers who is infused with Kree DNA and gains powers such as flight and energy blasts.

Preview: Gamora #4

Gamora #4

(W) Nicole Perlman (A) Marco Checchetto (CA) Esad Ribic
Rated T+
In Shops: Mar 22, 2017
SRP: $3.99

SUNRISE ON DOOMSDAY!

As planet Ubliex approaches the black hole’s event horizon, GAMORA is on the cusp of getting the revenge she so desperately seeks… in exchange for making deals with gangsters of questionable intent, who claim they hold the key to escape. Yet as earthquakes, fire tornadoes and anti-gravity bubbles begin to tear Ubliex to pieces, Gamora may find herself forced to choose between her vengeance quest and her own survival.

Review: Gamora #3

This issue picks up where the last one left off, our favorite anti-heroine at the mercy of a doomsday cult on Ubilex contemplating the ways in which she could die. An earthquake and her cultural captor’s unwillingness to accept that nature trumps their space god gives Gamora the chance she needs to destroy them all and free her fellow captive. Meanwhile the last Badoon heir is actually lamenting Gamora because she thinks she can save her and their destinies are tied. The remaining Badoon higher-ups watch Crystal’s conversation with Klaxon and discuss her ability to bear a male heir to rule and, Klaxon strikes a final deal with the Badoons to turn Crystal over in exchange for all the space dust he can carry. Meanwhile, Gamora is using her new friend to find the princess and learns that she’s actually a good kid and that their destinies are tied.

Without going too deep into spoiler territory the story keeps going along the diamond in the rough road and it’s wonderful. This issue unfolds in the best way possible Gamora discovers things about herself and her intended victim that could change her life. Nicole Perlman writes a truly human story full of emotion and rage, the path of both women is set in stone and steeped in their own agency. There is a purpose and focus for them that in its own way passes the Bechdel test with flying colors. Perlman tells a story of family through blood or belonging and it’s beautiful, human and relatable.

Marco Checcetto serves up beautiful artwork that brings Perlman’s story to life. It provides a storyboard like backdrop to an already brilliant story allowing the reader to get caught up in the story itself. His art is like an added character between the facial expressions and the fine details it impossible to look away and his talent makes it so that you could tell what’s going on by just looking at the pictures.

Overall this issue is a hit and like the issues that proceed it, it works well as a stand-alone. The Gamora series seems to make a point of engaging its readers from cover to cover. The creative crew behind it are adept at telling such a compelling story that you can pick up any issue and jump right in, although you will want to read the issues that precede this one if only to hold you over until #4 comes out.

Story: Nicole Perlman Art: Marco Checcetto
Story: 9.1 Art: 9.1 Overall: 9.2 Recommendation: Buy

Marvel comics provided Graphic Policy with a free copy for review

Preview: Gamora #2

Gamora #2

(W) Nicole Perlman (A) Marco Checchetto (CA) Esad Ribic
Rated T+
In Shops: Jan 18, 2017
SRP: $3.99

OUT OF TIME AND OUT FOR REVENGE!

The story continues as we follow GAMORA to the doomed planet that is UBLIEX. Perched on the brink of a black hole, its inhabitants count down the hours to their planet’s imminent demise as it is swallowed up by the approaching Singularity. Will Gamora find her revenge among the inhabitants of Ubliex before the black hole consumes them all? Or will the citizens of this world – including a doomsday cult, junkie bounty hunters and a young woman with a tremendous destiny – stop her first?

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Review: Gamora #1

gamora__1Before the Guardians…there was Gamora!

Once upon a time she was Thanos’ heartless pet assassin and favorite daughter. Today, she is the backbone of the Guardians of the Galaxy, putting her life on the line to defend the innocent. What was it that transformed her from being used as a tool of her oppressor, to a champion of the powerless? Embark on a journey of revenge and redemption, and witness how Gamora earned her reputation as the Deadliest Woman in the Galaxy.

There’s something to be said for a really good origin story and Gamora #1 hits all the marks and then some. Nicole Perlman delivers some killer writing to this new series and as a reader, you feel like you’re really getting to know the character. We get to see Thanos’ care for Gamora, the mind games he plays with Nebula that keep their sibling rivalry going, Gamora’s excellent and ruthless skills in battle, and her weak spots when it comes to her feelings and emotions. Nothing feels forced or manufactured and every emotion you have for Gamora is authentic.

In this issue we get to watch her enact revenge as a birthday present from Thanos, we see her sister Nebula’s jealousy and manipulation and murderous rage, and we get to see Thanos expressing what could pass for emotions from him. The first issue gives us an origin story that we can believe in with a story that we can follow and enjoy being invested in.

Marco Checchetto‘s artwork is flawless, full of colors where they’re needed to sell the story, and muted tones when they’re needed to draw the reader in. Even without words, you could get the tone, context, and relevance of what is happening in the story from the panels alone.

Overall this issue was a great read that left me wanting more, even though it ended at a nice closing point. It was pretty to look at and fun to read, and it acts as a nice gateway into the world of the Guardians and I can’t wait to read about how her trip to the planet that no one returns from goes, especially with Thanos going after her to save her and a bounty hunter after the same prize that she wants. It’s a set up for an action-packed second issue.

Story: Nicole Perlman Art: Marco Checchetto
Story: 9.2 Art: 9.5 Overall: 9.3 Recommendation: Buy

Marvel provided Graphic Policy with a FREE copy for review

Preview: Gamora #1

Gamora #1

(W) Nicole Perlman (A) Marco Checchetto (CA) Esad Ribic
Rated T
In Shops: Dec 21, 2016
SRP: $3.99

Before the Guardians…there was Gamora!

From screenwriter Nicole Perlman-co-writer of the Guardians of the Galaxy screenplay-and Marvel superstar artist Marco Checchetto comes a killer new ongoing series! Once upon a time she was Thanos’ heartless pet assassin and favorite daughter. Today, she is the backbone of the Guardians of the Galaxy, putting her life on the line to defend the innocent. What was it that transformed her from being used as a tool of her oppressor, to a champion of the powerless? Embark on a journey of revenge and redemption, and witness how Gamora earned her reputation as the Deadliest Woman in the Galaxy.

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Meet the Deadliest Woman in the Galaxy – Your First Look at Gamora #1!

Before the Guardians, there was only…Gamora! Marvel has released a first look inside the highly anticipated Gamora #1, coming to comic shops and digital devices everywhere on December 21st! From Nicole Perlman – co-screenwriter of Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy and blockbuster artist Marco Checchetto comes a tale of blood and vengeance.

Once upon a time she was Thanos’ heartless pet assassin and favorite daughter. Today she is the backbone of the Guardians of the Galaxy, putting her life on the line to defend the innocent. What was it that transformed her from being used as a tool of her oppressor to a champion of the powerless? Embark on a journey of revenge, redemption and retribution, and witness how she earned her reputation as the deadliest woman in the galaxy.

Featuring covers by Esad Ribic, Marco Checchetto, Tula Lotay, Elizabeth Torque, Mike Deodato, and Bobby Rubio.

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