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The weekend is almost here and we’ll be catching up on a lot of geeky things on our end. What will you all be doing? While you wait for the work day to end and weekend begin, here’s some comic news and reviews from around the web in our morning roundup.

Splinter News – Cory Booker Playing Pac-Man with the Washington Post Is Surprisingly Fun – This is pretty cool to see.

Kotaku – Skybound Games ‘In Discussions’ With Former Telltale Staffers About Completing The Walking Dead – This would be good to see.

DC Entertainment – Breaking News: Lex Luthor Will Appear on Supergirl – They’ve been hinting at it for a while now.

 

Review

Comics Bulletin – Exorsisters #1

Things Are Switched Up in this Elseworlds Poster

This year’s Arrow/The Flash/Supergirl crossover and dubbed “Elseworlds.” A new image released has Arrow and the Flash on display… but that’s not the usual individuals under the masks.

Yes, that’s Stephen Amell as the Flash and Grant Gustin as Green Arrow. But, what does this mean for Supergirl!?

Looks like this even should be a fun one. “Elseworlds” debuts December 9th.

Superman Dons a Very Different Suit for Elseworlds

This year’s crossover between Arrow, The Flash, and Supergirl is dubbed “Elseworlds” and will introduce Ruby Rose’s Batwoman. But, it also sees the return of Tyler Hoechlin as Superman. But, it looks like he’ll be wearing a spin on the traditional suit with a more black and white color palette.

Arrow’s Stephen Amell tweeted out the below picture featuring himself, Hoechlin in the new suit, and Grant Gustin on set.

While some will say this reminds them of Superman’s black suit from the 90s, it also has a tinge of George Reeve’s classic Superman suit with the colors inverted.

TV Review: Supergirl S4E1 American Alien

Kara welcomes a new cub reporter to CatCo; James and Lena argue about James’ impreding indictment for acting as the vigilante Guardian; Alex and Brainy struggle to get in sync at the DEO.

I tuned out about half way through the third season of Supergirl. It wasn’t bad, life got in the way and I never got caught up. With the fourth season’s debut, it felt like a good time to hop in and see what I’ve been missing. The fourth season’s debut felt like a friend I haven’t seen in a while. Things have changed but generally they’re the same friend I remember.

Supergirl has always been a positive show with an optimism underlying everything about it. It also has a moral center to it, one that’s aspirational in so many ways. It also has had no issues wearing its values on its sleeve.

“American Alien” keeps up that tradition and then some. Its been a year since the act that made aliens legal citizens and there’s still a movement that hates them. It’s not hard to see the real world parallels as the aliens are easy stand in for whatever group demigogues decide to point their fingers at for the week. Whether it’s Muslims, transgender individuals, or undocumented immigrants, it’s not hard to see the allegory that’s working here. It also goes from the macro to the micro in a simple scene where Supergirl stumbles upon the discussions occurring where every day individuals, suburban moms, are buying weapons in an attempt to kill aliens. It feels like recent headlines where parents threatened the lives of transgender children over their use of bathrooms at schools. With the reveal of the villain of Agent Liberty it’s kind of hard to not see this direction as a middle finger to the regressive right.

The storytelling is great as expected and the acting team delivers as usual. Everyone is fun and entertaining and new elements and dynamics are plenty. The season continues what I assume was shake-ups in the previous episodes and does so in a way that makes it all feel fresh and new. There’s a definite vibe when a new cast comes in where things are different. But, what’s presented is more than entertaining and keeps things fresh, an issue previous seasons had.

The show seems to have something to say and is taking on a subject that can easily be touchy. It does what entertainment does so well, reflect our real world through a thinly veiled allegory. It’s a welcome return and this season opener has me wanting to come back for more.

Overall Rating: 7.75

Preview: Supergirl #23

Supergirl #23

(W) Marc Andreyko (A) Kevin Maguire (CA) Stanley Lau
In Shops: Oct 10, 2018
SRP: $3.99

Supergirl’s cosmic quest continues as she searches the galaxy for the truth about Rogol Zaar’s connection to Krypton’s destruction-and if there are any other culprits to be brought to justice. The library police are hot on Kara’s trail after she breaks into the Green Lantern database on Mogo, but she’s short on credits to pay the fine.

NYCC 2018: DC Collectibles Reveals New Batman Cowl Line, Statues and Action Figures

The Dark Knight and his foes are taking over the DC Collectibles slate in 2019. Announced today at New York Comic Con, DC Collectibles will debut a dedicated Bat-cowl line and new Batman-themed statues next summer.

Expanding its best-selling DC Gallery line of prop replicas, DC Collectibles will celebrate the distinct designs of the Caped Crusader’s iconic cowl seen in comics, video games and more, with a collection of 1:2 scale Bat-cowl replicas. The first Bat-cowl is inspired by DC’s critically acclaimed DC Universe Rebirth comics and will hit stores in May 2019. The DC Rebirth cowl will be followed by the 3-D interpretation of Batman’s cowl featured in the fan-favorite Batman: Arkham Asylumvideo game produced by Rocksteady Studios and Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment. Fans can bring home the Arkham Asylum cowl replica in July 2019.

Additional Batman items announced by DC Collectibles today include a new Dark Nights: Metal statue by Greg Capullo featuring the Merciless, a new Batman Black & White statue of The Joker based on artist Sean Murphy’s acclaimed Batman: White Knight comic book and a new Harley Quinn Red, White & Black statue based on Frank Cho’s variant cover of Harley Quinn #50.

In non-Batman-related news, DC Collectibles also revealed new character additions to the company’s popular DC Essentials action figure line. Wonder Woman, the Cheetah, Supergirl and Cyborg Superman will hit stores in June 2019.

See below for the complete list of new DC Collectibles items revealed today at NYCC:

DC Gallery: Batman Cowl Line

 

  • DC Gallery: Rebirth Batman Cowl
    • Sculpted by Alejandro Pereira
    • Size: 1:2 scale
    • On sale May 2019
    • MSRP: $90.00
    • Available for pre-order today, October 4

 

 

  • DC Gallery: Arkham Asylum Batman Cowl
    • Sculpted by Dave Cortes and Amos Hemsley
    • Size: 1:2 scale
    • On sale July 2019
    • MSRP: $90.00
    • Available for pre-order today, October 4

 

 

Batman Black & White: WHITE KNIGHT The Joker by Sean Murphy Statue

  • Designed by Sean Murphy
  • Sculpted by Karen Palinko
  • Size: 1:10 scale
  • On sale June 2019
  • MSRP: $80.00
  • Available for pre-order on October 15

DARK NIGHTS: METAL Batman: the Merciless Statue

  • Designed by Greg Capullo
  • Sculpted by Neobauhaus
  • Size: 1:10 scale
  • On sale June 2019
  • MSRP $85.00
  • Available for pre-order on October 15

Harley Quinn Red, White & Black: Harley Quinn by Frank Cho Statue

  • Designed by Frank Cho
  • Sculpted by Alejandro Pereira
  • Size: 1:10 scale
  • On sale June 2019
  • MSRP: $80.00
  • Available for pre-order on October 15

DC Essentials Action Figures

  • New characters: Wonder Woman, the Cheetah, Supergirl, Cyborg Superman
  • Designed by Jason Fabok
  • Size: 1:10 scale
  • On sale June 2019
  • MSRP: $26.00 each
  • Available for pre-order on October 15

This Year’s Arrowverse Event Casts Its Villain

Things are getting bigger and bigger with each Arrowverse crossover and this year’s villain is no exception.

Jeremy Davies has been cast as Dr. John Deegan in the three-night even. Deegan is a doctor at Arkham Asylum for the Criminally Insane in Gotham. He’s a doctor, but he might actually be crazier than the inmates.

DC has hinted there might be “more than meets the eye” to the character. What do you think the twist will be? The belief is the character will be Doctor Destiny who first appeared in Justice League of America #5 in June 1961. That character’s name was revealed to be John Dee.

This isn’t Davies first role in the DC world. He was Ritchie Simpson from both NBC’s Constantine and the Justice League Dark animated movie.

The crossover will include Green Arrow, the Flash, Supergirl, and feature the debut of Batwoman.

Preview: Supergirl #22

Supergirl #22

(W) Marc Andreyko (A) Kevin Maguire (CA) Terry Dodson, Rachel Dodson
In Shops: Sep 12, 2018
SRP: $3.99

Who murdered Krypton? Supergirl and Krypto rocket into space, en route to the Green Lantern world of Mogo, where she hopes to find clues about Rogol Zaar and his connection to the destruction of Krypton. Instead, she finds whispers and cover-ups. What are the GLs hiding? And will they go from Green to Red when they find out she’s in possession of Zaar’s weapon of war? (Hint: yes!)

Preview: Supergirl #21

Supergirl #21

(W) Marc Andreyko (A) Kevin Maguire (CA) Terry Dodson, Rachel Dodson
In Shops: Aug 08, 2018
SRP: $3.99

Mourning the loss of the Kryptonians wiped out by Rogol Zaar, Supergirl decides to play detective and sets off into deep space to learn more about the would-be usurper. Using whatever tech she can scrounge, Supergirl builds a star cruiser, and after intel from Green Lantern, she blasts off into the cosmos with Rogol Zaar’s deadly axe to solve the mystery-along with a traveling companion you won’t believe!

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