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SDCC 2019: Hotel Keycards Features Batwoman, Pennyworth, and Watchmen

Legendary caped crusader Batman celebrates his 80th Anniversary this year, and paying tribute to this milestone, Warner Bros. Television Group will feature two highly anticipated upcoming Bat-related DC dramas — The CW’s Batwoman and EPIX original series Pennyworth — on the official hotel keycards of Comic-Con 2019. In addition to WBTVG producing keys for Batwoman and Pennyworth, HBO will also release an exclusive Watchmen keycard that will be available to fans at SDCC.

With more than 40,000 branded room keys available at nearly 40 participating major hotels throughout the San Diego area during Comic-Con, fans will find doors opening all over the city thanks to the Wayne family fortune — and a group of outlaw superheroes.

  • Pennyworth premieres Sunday, July 28, at 9/8c on EPIX. Executive produced by Bruno Heller (Gotham, The Mentalist) and Danny Cannon (Gotham, CSI series), the one-hour drama from Warner Horizon Scripted Television is an origin story that follows Alfred Pennyworth (Jack Bannon), a former British SAS soldier who forms a security company in 1960s London and goes to work with Thomas Wayne (Ben Aldridge), Bruce Wayne’s billionaire father.
  • Batwoman premieres Sunday, October 6, at 8/7c on The CW. From Warner Bros. Television and executive producers Greg Berlanti (Arrow, The Flash), Caroline Dries (The Vampire Diaries, Smallville), Geoff Johns (Wonder Woman, Aquaman) and Sarah Schechter (Supergirl, Black Lightning), the latest series in Berlanti Productions’ DCTV Arrow-verse follows Kate Kane (Ruby Rose), a highly trained street fighter who soars onto the streets of Gotham as Batwoman.
  • Watchmen debuts in fall 2019 on HBO. Set in an alternate history where “superheroes” are treated as outlaws, this drama series from executive producer Damon Lindelof embraces the nostalgia of the original groundbreaking graphic novel of the same name while attempting to break new ground of its own. Watchmen is produced for HBO by White Rabbit in association with Warner Bros. Television, with executive producer/writer Damon Lindelof, executive producer/director Nicole Kassell, executive producer Tom Spezialy, executive producer/director Stephen Williams and executive producer Joseph Iberti. The series is based on the graphic novel co-created and illustrated by Dave Gibbons and published by DC.

Tick tock. HBO’s Watchmen Gets a First Official Teaser

Tick tock.

Watchmen debuts this fall on HBO. Created by Damon Lindelof, Watchmen is a modern-day reimagining of writer Alan Moore, artist Dave Gibbons, and colorist John Higgins‘ groundbreaking graphic novel about masked vigilantes. Starring Academy Award-winner Regina King, Don Johnson, Jeremy Irons, Jean Smart, Tim Blake Nelson, Yahya Abdul-Mateen II, and Louis Gossett Jr.

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It’s new comic book day! What’s everyone excited for? What do you plan on getting? Sound off in the comments below! While you wait for shops to open, here’s some comic news and reviews from around the web in our morning roundup.

Deadline – ‘Watchmen’: Hong Chau Joins Cast Of HBO Series – This series is really interesting just from the casting and what it it has us imagining what the series will be like.

Reviews

Newsarama – Black Widow #1
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Invaders #1
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Marvel Comics Presents #1
Comics Bulletin –
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Shredder in Hell #1
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Uncanny X-Men #10
Comic Attack –
Young Justice #1

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez Dunks by Quoting Alan Moore and Watchmen

2019 is shaping up to be an interesting year for politics and one of the stars already is newly elected Representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez who has taken social media by storm.

The new member regularly uses social media to pull back the curtain of the political process but also has no problem using it to slapback haters.

Case in point, an article released today by Politico talking about how “exasperated” Democrats are trying to rein her in.

She wasn’t having it and responded back on Twitter with a quote from Watchmen by Alan Moore and Dave Gibbons.

The quote comes from Rorschach who is in jail at this point in the comic and he looks at it as a positive being closer to the criminals he wants to punish…

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DC Expands Black Label with Classic Stories and New Printings

DC has announced that some of its most legendary stories will now be a part of the DC Black Label imprint. The recently launched publishing line, dedicated to giving premier writers and artists the ability to tell unique, standalone stories set outside DC continuity, will release several iconic comic book collections featuring the most famous DC heroes from the archives beginning this December through the end of 2019.

The quintessential tales that first inspired the creation of the line include complex and emotionally engaging narratives with stunning visual storytelling from some of the greatest creators in the industry. The list of reprinted collections and their release dates through 2019 can be found below:

  • ALL-STAR SUPERMAN—Grant Morrison & Frank Quitely—available 12/04/2018
  • DC: THE NEW FRONTIER—Darwyn Cooke—available 2/19/2019
  • WATCHMEN (HC w/new slipcase)—Alan Moore & Dave Gibbons—available 3/26/2019
  • KINGDOM COME—Mark Waid & Alex Ross—available 4/23/2019
  • RONIN—Frank Miller & Lynn Varley— available 5/07/2019
  • ALL-STAR BATMAN & ROBIN, THE BOY WONDER VOL. 1—Miller & Jim Lee and BATMAN: YEAR ONE—Miller & David Mazzucchelli—available 6/11/2019
  • BATMAN: THE DARK KNIGHT STRIKES AGAIN—Miller—BATMAN: THE DARK KNIGHT RETURNS—Miller & Klaus Janson—available 6/18/2019
  • BATMAN: THE DARK KNIGHT: THE MASTER RACE—Miller & Brian Azzarello & Andy Kubert & Janson—available 6/25/2019
  • LUTHOR 10TH ANNIVERSARY EDITION and THE JOKER 10TH ANNIVERSARY EDITION —Azzarello & Lee Bermejo—available 7/09/2019
  • BATMAN: ARKHAM ASYLUM—Morrison & Dave McKean—available 8/13/2019
  • THE JOKER: DELUXE EDITION—Azzarello & Bermejo—available 9/10/2019
  • BATMAN: THE KILLING JOKE—Moore & Brian Bolland—available 9/17/2019
  • WATCHMEN (TP)—Moore & Gibbons—available 9/24/2019
  • BATMAN: YEAR 100—Paul Pope—available 10/08/2019
  • SUPERMAN: RED SON—Mark Millar & Dave Johnson & Andrew Robinson & Killian Plunkett & Walden Wong—available 10/22/2019
  • BATMAN: THE LONG HALLOWEEN—Jeph Loeb & Tim Sale—11/05/2019
  • BLACK ORCHID—Neil Gaiman & McKean—11/12/2019
  • BATMAN: DARK VICTORY—Loeb & Sale—11/26/2019
  • BATMAN: HAUNTED KNIGHT—Loeb & Sale—12/17/2019
  • CATWOMAN: WHEN IN ROME—Loeb & Sale—12/31/2019

Deadpool Goes Big in the New Legends in 3D Bust Line!

They say bigger is better, and Diamond Select Toys is going to put it to the test! Starting this week, the Legends in Three Dimensions line of resin busts is shipping to comic shops and specialty stores, and each half-scale bust measures at least 10 inches tall! Deadpool kicks off a series of icons from the worlds of comics, film, TV and video games, forming a bust collection unlike any other! Read on for details, and reserve your favorites at a store near you!

Legends in 3D Marvel Comics Deadpool ½ Scale Resin Bust

A Diamond Select Toys release! Deadpool has a big mouth, and now that mouth just got a lot bigger! This ½ scale bust of the Merc with a Mouth is the biggest we’ve ever done, measuring approximately 10 inches tall with finely sculpted details and exacting paint applications. Limited to only 1,000 pieces, this hand-numbered resin bust comes with a numbered certificate of authenticity in a full-color, hand-numbered box. Sculpted by Rocco Tartamella! (Item #APR182170, SRP: $150.00)

Legends in 3D Pacific Rim Gipsy Danger Resin Bust

A Diamond Select Toys release! Jaeger alert! The Legends in 3D line goes on the attack with this bust of Gipsy Danger from the first Pacific Rim movie. Measuring approximately 12 inches tall, this massive bust features incredible sculpted and painted detail, and is the ultimate cinematic collectible from the Pacific Rim movies. Limited to only 1,000 pieces, the bust comes packaged in a hand-numbered, full-color box with a hand-numbered certificate of authenticity. Sculpted by Bigshot Toyworks! (Item #JUN182315; SRP: $200.00)

Legends in 3D Marvel Comics Venom ½ Scale Resin Bust

A Diamond Select Toys release! Don’t get tongue-tied! Shout out your love for all things Venom with this breathtaking and drool-inducing half-scale bust of Venom! Measuring approximately 10 inches tall, this bust of Spider-Man’s least favorite dancing partner is based on a design by Joe Allard, and sculpted by Rocco Tartamella. This bust is limited to only 1,000 numbered pieces, and comes packaged in a full-color hand-numbered box. (Item #JUL182501, SRP: $150.00)

Legends in 3D Watchmen Movie Rorschach ½ Scale Bust

A Diamond Select Toys release! The conspiracy is real! Diamond Select Toys and Legends in Three Dimensions have colluded on a line of colossal half-scale busts of pop-culture icons, and up next is the ultimate whistle-blower, Rorschach! The anti-hero of the Watchmen movie is now an epic 10” bust, with detailed sculpting by Rocco Tartamella. Limited to only 1,000 pieces, it’s the ultimate Watchmen collectible! Bust comes packaged in a full-color, hand-numbered box with a numbered base and a certificate of authenticity. (Item #AUG182581, $150.00)

Legends in 3D Iron Giant Movie Resin Bust

A Diamond Select Toys release! The largest-scale Iron Giant collectible ever made is the newest Legend in Three Dimensions! The Legends in 3D line expands to the world of animation with this 10-inch bust of the Iron Giant, star of the animated film of the same name. With his pal Hogarth perched on his shoulder, this bust is the ultimate gift for any fan of The Iron Giant, or of iron giants in general. Limited to an edition of 1,000 pieces, this numbered bust comes with a certificate of authenticity in a full-color box. Designed by Joe Allard! (Item #SEP182331, SRP: $150.00)

Legends in 3D The Muppets AnimAL ½ Scale Bust

A Diamond Select Toys release! Another Legend is in the making! One of the Muppet Show’s most iconic Muppets, Electric Mayhem drummer Animal, is the first felt fellow to be made into a half-scale bust in the Legends in 3D line! Standing approximately 10 inches tall, this resin bust of Animal was sculpted by Rocco Tartamella from a design by Joe Allard. Limited to only 1,000 pieces, each bust comes packaged with a numbered certificate of authenticity in a full-color, hand-numbered box.  (Item #OCT182226, SRP: $150.00)

Legends in 3D Nightmare Before Christmas Jack Skellington ½ Scale Bust

A Diamond Select Toys Release! Let the festivities commence! Jack Skellington comes to life – and life-size – with this first-ever half-scale bust based on the acclaimed stop-motion film, Tim Burton’s The Nightmare Before Christmas! Measuring approximately 10 inches tall, this museum-quality resin bust is limited to only 1,000 pieces and comes packaged with a certificate of authenticity in a full-color box. Designed by Joe Allard, sculpted by Joe Menna! (Item #NOV182294, SRP: $150.00)

Legends in 3D Comic Marvel Spider-Gwen ½ Scale Resin Bust

A Diamond Select Toys release! The Ghost Spider strikes! The breakout spider-hero breaks into the Legends in 3 Dimensions line as the newest half-scale resin bust. Measuring approximately 10 inches tall atop a webbed-up pillar base, Spider-Gwen is limited to only 1,000 pieces, and comes packaged in a full-color box with a certificate of authenticity. Designed by Joe Allard, sculpted by Joe Menna! (SRP: $150.00)

HBO’s Watchmen Gets a First Teaser Look

Watchmen is getting a new television show on HBO. Based on the classic comic series from Alan Moore and Dave Gibbons and published by DC Comics, the show is under production and we now have our first teaser look.

The show isn’t a direct adaptation of the comic series, instead it’s set in the world of.

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The weekend is almost here and we can’t wait to use it to catch up on so many things we need to do. 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.

CBR – Spider-Man PS4 Sold 3.3 Million Units in First 3 Days – That’s a lot of copies.

Kotaku – Spider-Man’s Backpacks Bring The Web-Slinger Down To Earth – Who’s playing?

Newsarama – NIN’s Trent Reznor & Atticus Ross To Score HBO’s Watchmen – And that’s a soundtrack we’ll be buying!

The Beat – Con Wars: Wizard World Sacramento postponed less than three weeks out – That’s not a good sign.

Springfield News-Leader – Man stole housemate’s comic books to buy ‘food, cigarettes and marijuana,’ police say – Hrm…

 

Reviews

Comics Bulletin – Dick Tracy: Dead or Alive #1

Comics Bulletin – Koschchei the Deathless

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It’s a new week and we’ve got lots of news and some pretty big stories coming. While you wait for all of that, here’s some comic news and reviews from around the web in our morning roundup!

Daily DDT – WWE: Johnny Gargano’s Comic Book Inspirations in His War With Tommaso Ciampa – Cool to see comic influences elsewhere.

GeekTyrant – Glenn Danzig Is Directing Films Based On His Verotik Comic Books – Well ok then.

Newsarama – HBO’s Watchmen Spin-Off Confirmed for 2019 with Full Series Order – Interesting to see where this goes.

 

Reviews

Comics Bulletin – Cocaine Disco #1

Talking Comics – Extermination #1

Comic Attack – Ninja-K #10

The Outhousers – Rogue & Gambit: Ring of Fire

HBO’s Watchmen Get Its First Cast Members

The new Watchmen television series has cast some of its first actors. Damon Lindelof who is heading up the series has said it’ll explore other aspects of the world and isn’t an adaptation of the modern classic comic series. It will air on HBO.

Cast in unknown roles are Regina King, Don Johnson, Tim Blake Nelson, Louis Gossett Jr., Adelaide Clemens, and Andrew Howard. King will have the lead role.

Lindelof has said that some of the characters for the series will be unknown. There’ll be new faces, new masks to uncover, and there’ll be an exploration of the world.

King and Johnson have yet to be attached to a comic property in their careers. Tim Blake Nelson played Dr. Allen in Fantastic Four and Samuel Sterns in The Incredible Hulk. Louis Gossett Jr. was the voice of Lucious Fox in The Batman and Jake Berkowitz in The Punisher. Adelaide Clemens appeared in X-Men Origins: Wolverine as Carnival Girl. Andrew Howard was Luther Banks in multiple episodes of Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.

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