The first trailer for SyFy’s Krypton season 2 is now online, giving us our first look at Lobo, as well as Doomsday, and the return of Brainiac and Zod. There are plenty of Superman villains in play here, but if the show’s wildly successful first season was any indicator, they seem to be in good hands.
The second season of Krypton premieres on June 12th, whereas the first season is now available to stream in its entirely on the DC Universe streaming service.
DC Entertainment has revealed the first teaser trailer for Swamp Thing, set to debut on the DC Universe streaming service on May 31st. The trailer is brief, but gives our first look at the Earth elemental in his incredible glory, red eyes and all. The trailer also comes amid a report that the series had ceased production early, having its run of 13 episodes cut to 10 episodes.
Swamp Thing is set to be the next series to debut on the platform after Doom Patrol wraps up.
The end of “Knightmares” has finally come with the truth behind all of this finally coming to light. An innovation on Scarecrow’s fear toxin has driven Bruce into his own mind, to face his own fears, and only his greatest fear can save him: the truth about himself. Maybe Batman truly isn’t capable of that type of love. The type that drives a relationship forward, allowing two people to give themselves to one another completely. It’s horribly tragic, but maybe it’s true. On top of that, Thomas Wayne really is there, working with Bane and claiming himself the true Batman, but how did he even get there? Still more questions remain.
I’m not sure what it is, but the mysteries in this book have me eating out of the palm of their hands. Naomi’s past is so interesting, even though we know next to nothing. Now, we know that Dee and her Father are warring aliens who decided to just have normal lives on Earth, and we know that there is certainly something different about Naomi herself. The mysterious black box, and what almost looked like a White Lantern logo? It couldn’t have been, given the small differences, but it is certainly inspired by that.
And the award for best retcon of all time goes to Scott Snyder and Justice League. With an effortless flick of his pen, Snyder has merged the entire history of the Crisis on Infinite Earths, and the Anti-Monitor, as well as his motivations and history into the modern age. We now know the true history of Perpetua and her children, and the life they cursed themselves to in order to stop her machinations. That was storytelling at its most masterful.
As expected, even after being eaten by his own Frost Giant Father, Loki still cannot die. Even being digested, quite grotesquely, I might add, in the gullet of Laufey, he just subconsciously will not give up despite his pleas otherwise. Knowing that Loki is indirectly responsible for the creation of the horrible Malekith that started the War of the Realms was quite the revelation. Now, we get to see what Loki does with that information.
That was a jam-packed issue that was full of everything you could possibly ask for. Insane action, revelations and character development galore, and even more insane action. Jane Foster is the All-Mother of Asgard, as Freyja leaves for Jotunheim to find Thor, and Odin falls into the Odinsleep to heal his wounds before leaving for Svartalfehim to destroy the Black Bifrost. This is absolutely fantastic, and easily the best even Marvel has had in some time.
It’s interesting to see the front-row seat that Punisher of all people has taken in this massive war. The anti-hero with the fewest powers taking on these otherworldly creatures of unspeakable horror is impressive, and that’s most likely why that choice was made. With that being said, the usual amount of gore and blood was at play here, and it was jarring in all the right ways given how Thor books usually can be.
This is how you know Marvel is taking the War of the Realms seriously, with these small tie-in stories that show just how many heroes are actually involved in this event. The Daredevil story was obviously the stand-out here, and I’m actually excited to see how the Man Without Fear got a hold of the sword of Heimdall, giving him god-like powers. The Wolverine and Punisher story was also pretty fantastic, but one has to wonder where all of the Avengers are?
In the final episode of the first season of Titans, Batman went on a rampage, with Bruce Wayne only being seen in the shadows, in what was revealed to be a nightmare from Dick Grayson. Now, the second season of Titans is set to show the man himself, albeit a bit older than we’re used to. According to Deadline, Iain Glen (Game of Thrones) has been cast as an older take on Bruce Wayne.
“After decades of fighting crime as Batman, billionaire Bruce Wayne is just as driven to protect Gotham from evil as he was in his prime. Needing to reconcile his relationship with Dick Grayson, the duo hope to forge a new dynamic as Bruce tries to help his former sidekick and the Titans achieve success.”
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The last few months of Batman have been torture for the man, as I haven’t seen Bruce Wayne with this level of regret since the death of Jason Todd. He’s not only torturing himself, but his enemies have been endlesslly using that torture against him, as he is still trapped within his own mind. Things are slowly coming together since the reveal of Thomas Wayne’s Batman to Bruce, but we’re not quite there, yet.
That was a wildly successful relaunch for the new era of Detective Comics. Fancy new logo, new villain, and new creative team, all to freshen up an already fantastic book, creating an even more fantastic experience. Seeing Batman on the receiving end of the Arkham Knights’ machinations this quickly is a surprise, but it made for quite the closing image. Most certainly a fantastic start for the new team.
It’s pretty ridiculous how long James Jesse must have been planning this, because he’s actually thought of everything, getting the better of the Flash pretty handily. Not only that, but that gruesome imagery of him taking Barry’s legs off to keep him from running and saving the day will certainly stick with me for a while. However, as effective as it would be, part of me still thinks it’s some sort of trick.
Now that we’re fully caught up on what’s happening with Jonathan Kent, and his age difference, we’re immediately thrown into the craziest image I’ve seen in a Superman book in a while. An insane, intergalactic war started by Rogol Zaar with Jor-El, Thanagarians, and damn near every alien race capable of interstellar travel. I’m curious to hear what sort of deals and sacrifices Jor-El had to make to find Jon, but I’m sure that will come later.
Suddenly, Diana is given hope that the Amazon’s could still yet live. While it was a little more lame than expected, the sword belonging to Antiope, and not some legendary God, or hero, it still adds another important ally in Diana’s quest to discover the truth about what happened to the Gods. I’m hoping things decide to take a more epic turn soon, though.
That was a wildly fun tie-in. Honestly one of the best tie-ins that Marvel has ever done, which is surprising. This event has had some serious build-up going on in the background, but what seems like little-to-no fanfare from Marvel Comics, thanks to the upcoming release of Avengers: Endgame. So, meanwhile, Marvel is pushing out one of their best comic events in years, and they still don’t care. A little disappointing, honestly.
It’s basiaclly cheating that not only is Idamm a skilled fighter, but he’s also immortal, now. Not to mention his entire army being immortal, as well. Though it was pretty funny when it was revealed that the Dragon of Barbatos, the world forger of the Dark Multiverse was also sent through the portal as aid to Carter Hall. It still wasn’t enough, which is to be expected, I suppose. But what will it take?
Last fall, DC Comics cancelled its much-lauded Young Animal imprint featuring many of its more fringe series, including Gerard Way’s Doom Patrol. Now, the comic book giant has announced the return of the imprint with three all-new series.
First off, Gerard Way is returning to the team he helped bring back to the modern world, with Doom Patrol: Weight of the Worlds. The new series will see the team jump to the outer reaches of space, for a cosmic adventure unlike any other. It makes sense to bring the team back given the success of the series on the DC Universe streaming service. Doom Patrol: Weight of the Worlds will be available on July 3rd.
Up next is Collapser, written by Gerard Way’s younger brother and fellow My Chemical Romance bandmate Mikey Way, alongside Shaun Simon. The new series will follow a DJ named Liam James who is given a mysterious package containing a black hole that gives unimaginable powers. Collapser will be available on July 17th.
Lastly, and most excitedly is Far Sector. A new Green Lantern story from Hugo Award winner, N.K. Jemisin, that follows Sojourner “Jo” Mullein, the Green Lantern tasked with protecting the City Enduring, a sprawling megalopolis where billions of people all live in peace because the city’s residents have been made to not feel emotions. When the city begins to feel once again, however Jo will have her hands full. Far Sector will launch later this year.
Hit the jump to check out the first cover art for each new book.
It’s been less than a day since Shazam! won the weekend box office, exceeding expectations with a $50+ million domestic opening. Now, The Wrap has confirmed that Warner Bros. has already greenlit a sequel to the film, with director David F. Sandberg already offering to return, though his new contract has yet to be finalized.
This news comes after Dwayne Johnson congratulated the cast and crew, building hype for his eventual turn as Black Adam, the longtime nemesis and anti-hero to Shazam. With Shazam! currently in theaters, Joker is next for DC Entertainment in October, with a much-lauded trailer just released.
It looks like the reboot title for James Gunn’s The Suicide Squad is in trouble, as more and more of the original cast of the 2016 film is returning for the follow-up. According to The Wrap, Viola Davis will be reprising her role as Amanda Waller, the head of Task Force X, and ruthless authority figure that proved herself more villain than hero in the original film.
Not that this is bad news. The 2016 Suicide Squad was a well-cast film with bad direction and writing, it had potential but wasn’t quite there. With Gunn at the helm it’s exciting to see what they all do.
CinemaCon 2019 kicked off last night in Las Vegas, and DC Entertainment decided to kick things up a notch, with the reveal of two new teaser posters, and the first footage for Wonder Woman 1984, and Birds of Prey and the Fantabulous Emancipation of One Harley Quinn.
The Wonder Woman 1984 footage was light, but displayed Diana Prince at her full powers, as well as our first look at Kristen Wiig as Barbara Minerva, albeit not in her Cheetah form. Meanwhile, the Birds of Prey footage revealed that Harley Quinn isn’t exactly a member of the “girl gang” as it were, but forms an alliance with the team to stop a common enemy.
You can hit the jump to check out the posters in full. Birds of Prey flies into theaters on February 7th, 2020, while Wonder Woman 1984 is set for release on June 4th, 2020.
Warner Bros. and DC Entertainment have shared the first teaser trailer for Joker, the upcoming origin story for the clown prince of crime starring Joaquin Phoenix. The film re-imagines the Joker in a realistic Gotham that has fallen on hard times, with Arthur Fleck (Joaquin Phoenix) as a man, down on his luck and driven to do terrible things.
The film is a character study, rather than the usual big budget blockbuster comic book movie that we are used to, but it looks to be something special. Joker is directed by Todd Philips, and also stars Zazie Beetz, Robert De Niro and Marc Maron. Joker is set to hit theaters on October 4th.
Continuing the massive weekend for the DC Universe streaming service, DC Entertainment announced that it would be adding the entire DC Comics Digital Library, beginning today (April 1st), and adding new issues consistently throughout the next year until the entire library has been added. That totals out to over 20,000 single issue comics and graphic novels!
The catch? New issue comics, beginning today, will not be added to the service until 12 months after their initial release, ensuring long-time readers will still have to subscribe or visit their local comic book shop each week. Despite that, $7.99 per month is looking nicer every day.
In addition, we’ve also learned that the second half of Young Justice: Outsiders will debut on July 2nd, after the first 13 episodes aired earlier this year on the service. Lastly, the much anticipated Swamp Thing series will premiere on DC Universe on May 31st, exactly one week after the conclusion to the 15-episode first season of Doom Patrol. It’s an exciting time to be a DC Comics fan with so much fantastic content debuting consistently throughout the next 12 months.
WonderCon was quite the boon for the DC Universe streaming service this weekend. Capped off with the wonderful first look at Brec Bassinger as Courtney Whitmore, aka Stargirl. With a star-studded cast and what looks like fantastic design, Stargirl is already among the most anticipated new series on the service, though its debut has reportedly been delayed.
Showrun by Stargirl creator, Geoff Johns, Stargirl will follow Courtney Whitmore and her family after they move to Blue Valley, Nebraska, and her Stepfather’s past as a superhero is brought to light, encouraging her to become her own hero. You can hit the jump for a full look at Stargirl.
DC Entertainment and Epix have shared the first teaser trailer for their inexplicable Batman prequel series, Pennyworth, which spotlights the past of Batman’s most loyal friend and confidant during his time with the British Special Forces. While the reasoning behind it is strange, it’s a beautiful looking series, with fantastic cinematography clearly running amok.
The 10-episode series stars Jack Bannon (The Imitation Game) as Alfred Pennyworth, with Ben Aldridge (Fleabag) as Thomas Wayne, Ryan Fletcher as Dave Boy, Hainsley Lloyd Bennett as Bazza, Paloma Faith as Bet Sykes, Jason Flemyng (The Curious Case of Benjamin Button) as Lord Harwood and Polly Walker as Peggy Sykes. The series debuts this summer.
This was exactly what it needed to be. 1,000 issues of the hero that has become iconic to people across the planet. The caped crusader. The dark knight. The world’s greatest detective. The Batman. Each of these stories were fantastic, though a few were particularly great. Ending the issue on the comic book introduction of the Arkham Knight was fitting. It left off once again leaving us all wanting more. And it will continue that way for another 80 years. Happy Birthday, Batman.
That was a twist I did not see coming. Of course, Harley couldn’t kill Booster, even though she saw Booster kill Poison Ivy, who also wasn’t dead, thanks to Wally. But, Wally killed himself? Took his own life? Maybe? This is intensely confusing with twists and turns all over the place, creating a fantastic story that I cannot stop reading. Can it be the next issue already?
This Leviathan story is yet another example of just how fantastic DC is at telling stories. There are so many layers and mysteries in play here. Amanda Waller is the most untrustworthy person in all of comics, and she’s inside the Fortress of Solitude while every single secret organization on the planet is targeted one at a time by a single mystery culprint with super advanced technology. This is getting good.
What a way to start this reboot. Inspired by an act of kindness from Superman, a young boy lives his life looking to push himself to his limits and feel the rush of being saved by Superman once again. Now he has the power of the H-Dial, which is mysteriously calling out to several seemingly random heroes. I’m not entirely sure, but something certainly seems up here, and I’m excited to see where it goes.
Maybe The Trickster has a bigger plan than I was expecting. Brainwashing and infecting the entire city with some sort of Happy drug that forces them to be better people, even against their will is quite a trick. But is it only a distraction from the true threats? Zoom? The forces scattered across the world? Unless this is all linked, somehow? I suppose we’ll know more soon.
Honor is dead-set on making this ruse work, no matter the cost to her humanity. Whatever it takes to keep her family safe. Now that may have cost her, as she’s unleashed her “sister.” A telephatic, smoke-phasing mutant that immediately dispatched their “brother,” moments after he was set up to be a stone-cold killer. Pretty fantastic way to really set the tone for a new villain.
After numerous attacks, the Freedom Fighters have successfully revived Uncle Sam, and the Nazis seem to be on the run, with the exception of the crazy son of the Fuhrer. Who seems to be on a whole other level of crazy from everyone else. I’m still not sure of the dynamic between these new Freedom Fighters, and the old, but I’m sure it will be explained more as time passes.
This was already a fairly interesting story with loads of additions to the lore and continuity of Shazam! and his magicla abilities and past. But that ending just threw an entire wrench into the mix that makes things a million times more exciting. Black Adam is there, and he knows about the Seven Lands of Magic! He knows their danger, and their true reason for being closed. But what could that reason be?
It would make sense that amongst the many gods and villains the fall of Olympus hurtled towards Earth, some legendary weapons would be among them. The kinds of weapons bestowed upon heroes of Greek mythology. The sort that Wonder Woman could totally use at the moment while she’s fighting false-Titans alongside Giganta, one of her oldest enemies. This is a crazy arc, but I’m enjoying it.
That was a long arc to finally get this team rolling but it was totally worth it. Not to mention the ending was way more than any of us deserved. Not only did Mr. Terrific, one of the most deserving heroes in the DC Universe, find his wife across the Multiverse, but now they’re on a team together. Both happy to see the other. That’s quite the happy ending that you don’t normally get in stories, and it’s nice to see it.