This November, Batman will finally have a chance to meet–and maybe even fight–everyone’s favorite heroes in a half shell. DC noted in a press release that the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles and Batman will meet up in a new crossover comic.
The plot involves Krang hurling both the Turtles and Shredder into an alternate reality with the hopes of finally defeating them. The alternate reality just happens to be Gotham, and Batman–once he hears that armed giant talking turtles and a guy covered in blades are walking about the city–decides to go and investigate. DC and IDW have placed Freddie Williams II and James Tynion IV at the helm of this new spinoff, and it sounds like it’s definitely going to be an entertaining one.
This is what happens when you let a Final Fantasy director and character designer loose on a Catwoman figure. Tetsuya Nomura’s Play Arts Kai figure design features crazy armor and will include two whip tails (WHIP TAILS!), a small pistol, and a set of extended hand-claws. Pricing hasn’t been announced but if it falls in line with similar figures, then it’ll likely be around $175.
See more pictures after the break.
When Chew makes its move from comics to animated film, David Tennant will be voicing the character of Mason Savoy, a mentor to the lead character. The role was intended for Robin Williams before his tragic passing last year.
For the uninitiated, the official synopsis for the 2009 comic book series notes:
Tony Chu is a cop with a secret. A weird secret. Tony Chu is Cibopathic, which means he gets psychic impressions from whatever he eats. It also means he’s a hell of a detective, as long as he doesn’t mind nibbling on the corpse of a murder victim to figure out whodunit, and why. It`s a dirty job, and Tony has to eat terrible things in the name of justice. And if that wasn’t bad enough, the government has figured out Tony Chu`s secret. They have plans for him… whether he likes it or not.
Other actors lending their voice talents to the project include Steven Yeun (The Walking Dead) and Felicia Day (The Guild). It will be directed by Jeff Krelitz who also directed the animated series, Torchwood: Web of Lies.
Not only has Mad Max Fury Road inspired a lot of conversation and fan reaction, but it’s also inspiring artists who, as this very accurate tweet explains, can’t stop drawing Furiosa and other characters from the movie.
BREAKING: Release of every single damn comic book in June and July delayed due to artists not drawing nothing but Furiosa for, like, weeks.
— Gray Gunter (@graygunter) May 24, 2015
It really has been amazing. Every day, I see more art and it shows no sign of slowing down. A whole bunch of examples are available after the break from professionals and fans alike. The #Furiosa tag on Twitter is also a font of creativity.
Check out some of our favorites after the break.
The Joker design above comes from Greg Capullo’s amazing work on Death of the Family. Special effects master Rick Baker has put his own spin on the character and the results are amazing. This is the Joker look we’d all like to see on screen but, sadly, it doesn’t seem like we’re going to get that with Leto.
See Baker’s version after the break…
DC’s popular Bombshells line of statues are making the transition to digital comics. This new digital-first series will be written by Marguerite Bennett with art by Margeurite Sauvage. Bennett is pretty excited saying:
“’DC Comics Bombshells’ is one of the wildest things I’ve ever had the pleasure to create — a story of the DC heroines, all the DC heroines, in a crisis that defines themselves as well as their generation,” said Bennett in a press release. “I cannot possibly tell you how excited and grateful I am to be involved in a story this massive and inventive. The series will explore war stories, romances, mysteries, heists, action adventure and horror in a way that only these characters could do — I cannot wait for this book to drop. Pun very much intended.”
It will star Supergirl, Batwoman, and Wonder Woman, but the full cast hasn’t been announced. Digital availability of the first issue will come in July with print following on August 12th. DC is also releasing a series of variant covers across their comics line (including a fantastic Black Canary for Green Arrow by Ant Lucia) to promote the new comic.
See the variant covers along with the full press release after the break. And don’t forget that we’re giving away a DC Bombshells Mera statue! Enter to win before May 20th.
In case you missed the news over the weekend, Frank Miller is making his return to Batman with a third series to round out a trilogy that started with the classic The Dark Knight Returns. The new series will be titled The Dark Knight: The Master Race.
The series will be co-written by Brian Azzarello. “Artists for the project have yet to be announced”.
After the disaster of The Dark Knight Strikes Again back in 2001, it’s probably safe to say that many fans weren’t clamoring for another sequel. However, with Miller’s influence currently being felt in the Daredevil series on Netflix and the upcoming Batman v Superman, the timing seems right.
Check out the press release after the break along with a tweet from Frank Miller that marks the occasion. It’s his first tweet in five years.
Kerry Callen is the cartoonist behind Halo and Sprocket. He also works at Hallmark adapting cartoons into greeting cards. This image is more along those lines, and it’s something he did because it made his wife laugh. That’s good enough reason for us!
(via Kerry Callen)