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SDCC 2022: New DC Animated Films Revealed

At San Diego Comic-Con when it came to movies based on DC properties, animation stood out from the pack. Green Lantern: Beware My Power debuted at the convention and was followed by a panel featuring actors from the film as well as producers and writers.

During the panel not only was there a plug for this Fall’s Batman and Superman: Battle of the Super Sons but revealed more to come.

Coming in 2023 are:

  • Legion of Super-Heroes
  • Batman: The Doom That Came To Gotham
  • Justice League x RWBY: Super Heroes and Huntsmen, Part One
  • Justice League: Warworld

SDCC 2022: Chris Claremont and Salvador Larroca return to X-Treme X-Men!

Announced at San Diego Comic-Con’s Marvel Retailer Panel, legendary X-Men scribe Chris Claremont will reunite with fellow X-Men superstar Salvador Larroca for a brand-new X-Treme X-Men limited series this November! The pair’s bold work on the original X-Treme X-Men defined 2000s X-Men and introduced groundbreaking elements that have impacted the mutant mythos to this day and now, they’re back with a new saga set during their classic run! The new series will take place place directly after the final issue of X-Treme X-Men with a story arc that promises to have wide-reaching implications for some of your favorite X-characters!

A powerful psychic attack on Kitty Pryde from her old enemy Ogun brings the X-Treme team back together for a high-stakes mission…but what secret is Ogun hiding, and will even the combined might of Bishop, Sage, Gambit, Rogue, Rachel Summers, Storm, and Wolverine be enough to stop his insidious plan?

The X-citement starts here but that’s not all! Be on the lookout for X-Treme Marvel Variant Covers, a new variant cover program celebrating the launch of X-Treme X-Men by taking things to the X-TREME with your favorite heroes! Check out the main cover now and be there for the launch of Claremont’s latest X-Men epic when X-Treme X-Men #1 arrives in November!

X-Treme X-Men

SHUDDER’s new four-part documentary QUEER FOR FEAR aims to celebrate LGBT horror cinema

Queer for Fear

Horror has a very complicated history with queerness. At times it’s been the genre that’s turned queer stereotypes into evil monsters or gratuitous victims of extreme violence (think Sleepaway Camp). In others, it’s the genre that’s created iconic monsters and killers that cast a reflection on society’s fears and those groups that don’t conform to the status quo (Psycho’s Norman Bates, for instance). And yet, their place in the history of queer representation is not static. Some of the most ‘problematic’ queer horror films for instance, have been reclaimed as examples of resistance and confrontation in mass market spaces (a good example of this is A Nightmare on Elm Street 2: Freddy’s Revenge, which has its own Shudder documentary).

Shudder’s new four-part documentary Queer for Fear: The History of Queer Horror looks to be just what audiences need to untangle this complex story and look at the many shifts and changes queerness has experienced in horror. The streaming service took to San Diego Comic-Con to reveal an extended sneak peek of the docuseries, which is executive produced by Hannibal’s Brian Fuller.

According to Shudder’s description of Queer for Fear, the docuseries will stretch as far back as the 19th century to look at literary origins (including the influences and subtexts present in the works of authors like Bram Stoker, Mary Shelley, and Oscar Wilde), the 1920-30’s ‘pansy craze’ (the rise in popularity of drag performers that had been gathering steam since the New York masquerades balls of the 1890s), all the way to the ‘lavender scare’ of the 1950s, the 1980-90’s AIDS crisis, and the present.

Given how adaptable horror is to the realities of any given context, Queer for Fear is sure to become further confirmation of the genre’s ability hold up a mirror to society in an attempt to scare them into realizing just how terrifying discrimination, Othering, and violence predicated on hate can be.

As is the case with any attempt at capturing the history of something, I’m curious to see what films make it into the story and how much importance is ascribed to them. The extended sneak peek clip Shudder shared seems to present Psycho as a kind of watershed moment in queer horror cinema, for instance. Finding out what other films manage to reach that iconic quality is just one of the reasons viewers will keep coming back for all four episodes.

Nightbreed

I for one hope Clive Barker’s work shines through, especially Nightbreed (1990). As a metaphor for the importance of community for ‘outsider’ groups, Nightbreed stands as one of the British author/director’s most impressive and compelling films. Based on Barker’s own novel Cabal, the story follows a man called Aaron Boone as he searches for the mythical underground city of Midian, a place where monsters live without the pressures of being exposed and judged in the outside world. A murderous psychopath learns of Midian and seeks to destroy the monsters’ refuge.

It was a commercial and critical failure for reasons that fit into the common thread of other queer horror films: it was misunderstood and promoted as something that it was not. In Nighbtbreed’’s case, trailers and other promotional material hinted at a slasher movie rather than a dark queer fantasy experience. It should go without saying, Queer for Fear will have a lot of these type of examples to pull from to explain how so many of these horror films fell into cult status and obscurity because of studio interference in the process of building up a film’s identity.

Queer for Fear is set to premiere on September 29th on Shudder and it’s already looking like a crucial piece of horror history that fans and newcomers should definitely take the time to learn about. It follows in the footsteps of Horror Noire: A History of Black Horror (2019), which also premiered on Shudder, in its intention to promote visibility and champion representation. To say it’s one of the year’s most important releases is quite simply an understatement.

SDCC 2022: The superheroes of South Korea assemble in Tiger Division

Announced at San Diego Comic-Con’s Marvel Retailer Panel, Tiger Division will take center stage in their first ever solo series this November! Introduced by Jed MacKay last year in books like Taskmaster and Black Cat Annual, the team of South Korea’s fiercest defenders were a breakout hit, and now, fans will learn more about the team in a five-issue limited series written by Emily Kim and drawn by Creees Lee.

Led by fan-favorite hero White Fox and joined by cryokinetic pop superstar Luna Snow, the unstoppable team consists of:

  • Taegukgi, the patriotic powerhouse with a heart of gold
  • Lady Bright, a card-wielding and mysterious sorceress
  • Mr. Enigma, a street-brawling demigod
  • The General, a living totem
  • And Gun-R II, an android with an attitude

Don’t miss this epic new series starring one of Marvel Comics’ most exciting new super hero teams when Tiger Division #1 arrives on November 3!

Tiger Division #1

SDCC 2022: Meet The Batwheels

At Saturday’s DC San Diego Comic-Con panel, “Comics Are Fun for Everyone,” Batwheels released the “Meet the Batwheels” teaser giving fans a sneak peek at Cartoonito’s upcoming preschool animated series.

Also announced, an upcoming special, Secret Origin of the Batwheels that will premiere on Batman Day, Saturday, Sept. 17 on Cartoonito on HBO Max. The half-hour prequel will set the stage, unveiling how the Batwheels team formed. This Bat-tastic sneak peek will help fans gear up for the series’ official launch later this fall on Cartoonito on Cartoon Network and Cartoonito on HBO Max.

Batwheels follows a group of young sentient super-powered vehicles as they defend Gotham City alongside Batman, Robin, and Batgirl.

The all-star voice cast includes Ethan Hawke (as Batman), Jacob Bertand (as Bam the Batmobile), Gina Rodriguez (as Catwoman) and Xolo Maridueña (as Snowy the Snowcrawler)among others. Sam Register (Looney Tunes Cartoons) serves as executive producer. Michael G. Stern (Doc McStuffins) serves as co-executive producer, Simon J. Smith (Penguins of Madagascar) is supervising producer and Steven Fink of Bang Zoom Ltd. is producer. Based on characters from DC, Batwheels is produced by Warner Bros. Animation. Animation services provided by Superprod Studio.

SDCC 2022: Uncover Secrets of the Shlorpians in The Art of Solar Opposites

From two of the #$%@s behind Rick and Morty comes the off-the-wall tale of a family of aliens trapped in middle America. Experience the world of “Solar Opposites” with The Art of Solar Opposites brought to you by Dark Horse Books and 20th Television Animation. This 192-page hardcover art book, written by Scott Gallopo, features concept work as well as completed renders of all characters, locations, and aspects of the show.

This book will bring you all new behind-the-scenes art for the world and characters featured in the first two seasons of Solar Opposites! It features never-before-seen art of Korvo, Terry, Yumyulack, and Jesse, as well as the inhabitants of The Wall. Explore this look at the development and process of the hit series, detailing aspects you can find nowhere else.

The Art of Solar Opposites will be in bookstores and comic shops early 2023 and will retail for $49.99. 

The Art of Solar Opposites

SDCC 2022: Cherish Debuts! Written by Katana Collins & Designed by Marc Silvestri

Dynamite invites fans to meet Cherish, an exciting brand new vigilante character debuting in her own title which is being written by Katana Collins, with some of the original concepts and designs by Marc Silvestri!

When the blood on the boardroom floor moves from metaphorical to literal, Cherish comes to play. Amelia Fellows was once like any other young woman. That is, until she witnessed firsthand the betrayal and murder of her father by those he trusted. To get her revenge against some of the richest, most powerful people in the world, she’ll become the well-armed, high-tech vigilante Cherish.

Katana Collins and rising artist Gabriel Caitano depict Cherish’s infiltration and siege on the corrupt corporate world. The first target up in issue one is Unicon and its chairwoman Valerie Nolan. A more subtle approach is required, with Cherish needing to hide in plain sight as a staff member – and even seducing Valerie’s own son Conrad. When suspicious eyes turn to her, will she be able to keep up the ruse and survive long enough to get the evidence and justice she seeks?

The Cherish character and her overall story were created by the legendary artist Marc Silvestri, known for his contributions to Uncanny X-Men, Wolverine, creations of Witchblade, The Darkness, and much more.

To celebrate the reveal of this exciting new character, Dynamite has called in a team of highly skilled agents to contribute variant covers. Marc Silvestri’s artwork that helped in designing the character is featured. He’s joined with a finely detailed piece by Brett Booth. Eric Canete‘s cover oozes with energy. Last but certainly not least, Soo Lee brings in some cyberpunk vibes.

Cherish #1 is slated for release in November 2022.

SDCC 2022: The Mighty Morphin Power Rangers and Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Return for Brand New Comic Book Series

BOOM! Studios with IDW Publishing and Nickelodeon, have announced the return of the acclaimed writer Ryan Parrott and artist Dan Mora to the morphinominal world of Mighty Morphin Power Rangers/Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles! Dive into the highly-anticipated comic book sequel series in December 2022.

Mighty Morphin Power Rangers/Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles II is a brand new adventure with two of the most iconic teen crime-fighting teams coming together once again to save the world from a rising danger that threatens to bring both teams to the brink!

Mighty Morphin Power Rangers/Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles II #1 features wraparound main cover art from fan-favorite illustrator Dan Mora and more.

Mighty Morphin Power Rangers/Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles II #1
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