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  • CT-native U.S. Navy sailor turns to writing, illustrating comic series in her downtime

    11/14/2020 6:17:29 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 3 replies
    WTNH ^ | Nov 5, 2020
    A Connecticut-native Navy sailor has created Navy-themed comics. She joined us Thursday to talk about her art and where her inspiration comes from. Jessica Reilly of the U.S. Navy is from Prospect, CT, and is currently stationed out in San Diego, California. She is a Navy air traffic controller – a high-stress job, for sure – who has turned to writing and illustrating comics series with her husband in her downtime. Her husband is a Navy veteran himself and is currently serving in the Army reserves. In the video above, Reilly shares more about her job as an air traffic...
  • The Sandman Writer Neil Gaiman Explains Why Franchises Like Star Wars And Star Trek Have Lost Significant Portions Of Their Fan Bases

    10/27/2020 1:49:21 PM PDT · by tbw2 · 87 replies
    Bounding Into Comics ^ | October 16, 2020 | John Trent
    The Sandman and American Gods author Neil Gaiman recently pointed out the obvious that franchises risk alienating their fans if they don’t stick to the source material.
  • Paypal BANS Popular Comic YouTuber!

    10/01/2020 6:52:58 AM PDT · by tbw2 · 7 replies
    Jon Del Arroz's Youtube Channel ^ | Sep 30, 2020 | Jon Del Arroz
    Watch Gem Mint's story of Paypal's banning of a popular comic creator under vague terms of service used to "cancel" conservatives.
  • Punisher Creator Gerry Conway "Cancel Every Existing Superhero Comic"

    09/25/2020 3:58:16 PM PDT · by tbw2 · 28 replies
    Bleeding Cool ^ | 09/25/2020 | Rich Johnston
    To state the obvious, comic book publishing is in serious trouble, with a business model that almost literally has no future. Yet comic books are a source of intellectual property for exploitation in all sorts of popular media and have never have greater potential. So, why is this? Why do comics as a storytelling form (superhero and otherwise) have such an enormous impact on popular culture but comic book publishers are struggling to survive? Why are publishers almost universally failing to succeed at actual publishing? My basic answer is— they're pursuing the *wrong market.* And they've been doing so, with...
  • Finally, A Black Batman? John Ridley, Nick Derington and DC Fandome

    08/23/2020 5:51:59 PM PDT · by bkopto · 42 replies
    Bleeding Cool ^ | 8/22/2020 | Rich Johnstone
    At the Batman Legacy panel at DC Fandome today, Jim Lee introduced John Ridley who talked about writing a new Batman series, with Nick Derington, bets known for his work on Mister Miracle, Batman Universe and Doom Patrol. The comic book will, as John Ridley put it "a slightly greater than 47% chance that he will be a person of colour" and that he will be using the comic to "delve into the Fox family" and that "Lucius Fox has been at Batman's side the longest." So… Luke Fox as Batman. Taken a while to get here. John Ridley is...
  • Javicia Leslie Cast as Batwoman After Ruby Rose Exit, Becoming the First Black Actress to Play the Role

    07/09/2020 11:51:47 AM PDT · by C19fan · 80 replies
    People ^ | July 8, 2020 | Ashley Boucher
    The newest Batwoman is here! Javicia Leslie has been cast in the role for The CW's Batwoman series — making her the first Black actress to step into the iconic role for a live-action TV show or movie.
  • Time magazine blasted after writer calls for superheroes to be 're-examined' along with police

    07/01/2020 10:46:35 AM PDT · by yesthatjallen · 55 replies
    Fox ^ | 06 30 2020 | Joseph A. Wulfsohn
    A piece published by Time raised eyebrows after calling for a cultural reckoning of how superheroes are depicted amid the national dialogue that has cracked down on how TV shows and films portray police and law enforcement. Time writer Eliana Dockterman began the piece -- titled "We're Re-examining How We Portray Cops Onscreen. Now It's Time to Talk About Superheroes" -- by noting the recent cancellations of "Cops" and "Live PD" following the death of George Floyd in Minneapolis, and how even "Paw Patrol" has become a target. "But as we engage in this long overdue conversation about law enforcement,...
  • What does Marvel Comics think of first responders? The answer will disgust you!

    05/06/2020 6:31:51 PM PDT · by jonascord · 10 replies
    YouTube ^ | Apr 7, 2020 | YellowFlash 2
  • Is This Tomorrow? America Under Communism

    04/25/2020 5:44:57 PM PDT · by CaliGangsta · 15 replies ^ | 1947 | Catechetical Guild Educational Society This is a comic published in 1947, it's public domain now and a really good read. It depicts a step-by-step communist takeover of America. "First, we must touch off a real crisis in this country so we have an excuse to seize power..." Amazing how relevant this is today. It closes with this: TEN COMMANDMENTS OF CITIZENSHIP 1. Know your government. 2. Know the issues before it. 3. Keep up on foreign problems. 4. Be tolerant of other races, religions, and nationalities. 5. Practice your own religion. 6. Read newspapers and magazines critically. 7. Use your vote. 8. Follow...
  • Colin Farrell confirmed as The Penguin in Warner Bros. The Batman by director Matt Reeves after the first photos leak from the London set

    01/07/2020 9:23:49 AM PST · by C19fan · 38 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | January 7, 2020 | Brian Gallagher
    Months after it was first reported that Colin Farrell will be playing The Penguin in Warner Bros.' The Batman, director Matt Reeves has confirmed the news. The director took to Twitter on Monday to confirm that Farrell is indeed playing the Penguin, sharing a GIF of Farrell from the 2008 movie In Bruges with the caption, 'Wait - Is that you, #Oz?' along with a bat emoji. 'Oz' is a reference to The Penguin's given name, Oswald Cobblepot, and the tweet comes hours after the first photos of Farrell leaked from the London set.
  • Joker Is All Stars, Stripes & MAGA in DC's Golden Child Teaser

    12/10/2019 5:54:16 PM PST · by Trump20162020 · 15 replies
    Comic Book Resources ^ | Dec 10, 2019 | Jon Arvedon
    DC has released a new teaser for Frank Miller and Rafael Grampá's Dark Knight Returns: The Golden Child that features The Joker showing his true colors: red, white and blue. The image sees the Clown Prince of Crime straightening the necktie on his American flag-themed suit, and behind him are posters bearing the unmistakable face of the President of the United States Donald Trump (though the text on the posters is implied to say "Trust" instead of "Trump.")
  • Whistleblower attorney defends 'coup' tweet, as Trump calls for impeachment probe shutdown

    11/07/2019 9:28:26 AM PST · by TigerClaws · 94 replies
    Mark Zaid, the attorney for the Ukraine call whistleblower, on Thursday defended a series of tweets from 2017 in which he predicted a "coup" against President Trump and promised to “get rid of him” -- saying in a statement the tweets referred to “a completely lawful process.” Shortly after the publication of a Fox News article Wednesday highlighting the stream of anti-Trump tweets, Trump himself lambasted Zaid during a rally in Louisiana, calling the attorney “disgraceful.” After tweeting lightheartedly about the controversy Wednesday night, Zaid sent Fox News a formal statement Thursday in which he said the social media posts...
  • ‘Joker’ Set To Bank Near Half-Billion In Profit, On Par With ‘Avengers: Infinity War’: The Breakdown

    10/24/2019 11:07:42 AM PDT · by C19fan · 39 replies
    Deadline Hollywood ^ | October 23, 2019 | Anthony D'Alessandro
    No huge shocker here, but Warner Bros/Village Roadshow/Bron Studios’ Joker is going to churn a profit on its way to becoming the highest-grossing R-rated movie of all time. How much profit, you ask? Well, we’ll actually tell you. Our sources say the Joaquin Phoenix pic is poised to make at least $464 million after global theatrical, TV and home entertainment windows, and it could be more if the worldwide box office for the Todd Phillips-directed movie exceeds $900M. That amount of profit isn’t that far from what Avengers: Infinity War racked up last year in black ink: that pic made...
  • 'Joker': Film Review | Venice 2019

    08/31/2019 11:18:30 AM PDT · by CondoleezzaProtege · 43 replies
    Hollywood Reporter ^ | Aug 2019 | David Rooney
    The clown prince of crime is alive and mentally unwell in Gotham City in Todd Phillips' grippingly atmospheric supervillain origin story, Joker. While a never-better Joaquin Phoenix paints on the famed maniacal smile with his own blood at one memorable climactic moment of messianic rebirth, what's most noteworthy about this gritty entry in the DC canon and the lead actor's sensational performance is the pathos he brings to a pathetically disenfranchised character — just like countless others in a metropolis in which the social chasm separating the haves from the have-nots has become a pit of incendiary rage. The smart...
  • JOKER - Final Trailer

    08/28/2019 10:40:41 AM PDT · by C19fan · 22 replies
    YouTube ^ | August 28, 2019 | Staff
    Director Todd Phillips “Joker” centers around the iconic arch nemesis and is an original, standalone fictional story not seen before on the big screen. Phillips’ exploration of Arthur Fleck, who is indelibly portrayed by Joaquin Phoenix, is of a man struggling to find his way in Gotham’s fractured society. A clown-for-hire by day, he aspires to be a stand-up comic at night…but finds the joke always seems to be on him. Caught in a cyclical existence between apathy and cruelty, Arthur makes one bad decision that brings about a chain reaction of escalating events in this gritty character study.
  • Marvel’s ‘The Eternals’ Will Introduce the MCU’s First Openly Gay Character

    08/27/2019 12:07:04 PM PDT · by C19fan · 44 replies
    Entertainment Tonight ^ | August 27, 2019 | Scott Baumgartner‍
    The upcoming Marvel film, The Eternals, is going to include the Marvel Cinematic Universe's first openly gay character. Kevin Feige, the president of Marvel Studios, confirmed the news during a recent interview with Good Morning America while not clarifying which character it's going to be. "He's married, he's got a family, and that is just part of who he is," Feige states in a segment of the interview, which was shared online.
  • Amazon's Brutal 'The Boys' Is A Welcome Breather From Marvel And DC Superheroes

    07/30/2019 6:32:25 AM PDT · by C19fan · 35 replies
    Forbes ^ | July 30, 2019 | Paul Tassi
    In this age of targeted advertising, I don’t think I have ever been owned by an algorithm as hard as whatever told Amazon to try to and get me to watch The Boys. YouTube ads, sponsored hashtags, Facebook feed spots, I literally could not escape ads for the superhero show, and it was like Amazon was only stopping short of having someone physically shake me and yell “This is a show for you!” in my face. Well, the algorithm was right. I really, really loved The Boys, which clocks in at a tight eight episodes for its first season, which...
  • Fighting the '90s Culture Wars with Grant Morrison's 'The Invisibles'

    07/28/2019 5:30:11 AM PDT · by OddLane · 1 replies
    Pop Matters ^ | July 25, 2019 | Mark Gunter
    Nothing serves as a convenient rallying cry quite like a war. Indeed, to consolidate party spirit for the then-upcoming Presidential election, Pat Buchanan evokes the United States' "victories" in various recent wars in his address to the 1992 Republican National Convention. The US invasion of Grenada in 1983, the US-supported Contra War in Nicaragua in the 1980s, and especially Reagan and Bush winning the Cold War by that decade's end, all serve for Buchanan as exemplars of America's -- read Republican America's -- excellence and essence. At the time of Buchanan's address, those wars had ostensibly been won; but Buchanan...
  • ‘Watchmen’ Confronts White Supremacy Without “Grandiose Solutions,” Says Damon Lindelof – TCA

    07/25/2019 7:35:23 AM PDT · by C19fan · 8 replies
    Deadline Hollywood ^ | July 24, 2019 | Dominic Patten
    After dropping an Easter egg-rich new Watchmen trailer during the spotlight of Comic-Con, Damon Lindelof today tore right into the heart of the upcoming HBO series based on Alan Moore and Dave Gibbons’ classic late-1980s comic. “What in 2019 is the equivalent of the nuclear standoff between the Americans and the Russians?” the sometimes-punchy Leftovers co-creator postulated during the Watchmen panel at TCA on Wednesday. “It is race and the police,” Lindelof said, answering his own question as star Regina King and EP/director Nicole Kassell — both Leftovers alums — sat next to him on stage at the Beverly Hilton.
  • Tessa Thompson's Valkyrie FINALLY confirmed as MCU's first LGBTQ hero [tr]

    07/22/2019 7:16:15 AM PDT · by C19fan · 40 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | July 21, 2019 | Staff
    It appears that the Marvel Cinematic Universe is finally granting us with its first openly LGBTQ superhero. Although Tessa Thompson's Valkyrie has been considered to be bisexual, the character's sexuality has not yet been addressed in the films. Thompson and MCU president Kevin Feige seemed to confirm Saturday that she'll have a romantic interest in the upcoming fourth Thor film.