Check out the full comic after the break…
Check out the full comic after the break…
Roller derby is an insanely fun sport to watch. The players have neat outfits, cool names, and they skate and bash each other around – what’s not to love? Add superheroes and it goes to a whole other level. Artist Kevin Bolk has pitted the ladies of Marvel against the ladies of DC Comics in these adorable illustrations. The costumes are already perfect for the sport; he just had to add a helmet, padding, and skates. I’d pay all the money to watch She-Hulk body check her opponent.
See more from the series after the break.
Warner Bros. TV and DC Comics are teaming up for a third time to help develop Constantine as a television project for NBC.
The Mentalist executive producer Daniel Cerone and Warner Bros. DC adaptation writer David S. Goyer have been announced as the creative team behind the new take on DC Comics’ John Constantine stories.
I took a look at the comments on this and Paul Bettany’s name pops up a couple of times. What do you guys think? Who’d be a good Constantine and what do you think about this new DC/WB collaboration?
When DC Comics launched the New 52, they redesigned their superheroes’ costumes. The universe got a slick new look as well. I feel okay about some of the new styles, but I like this idea better. What if Bruce Timm had created the look of the reboot instead? His DC animated series prove that fans like his illustration style, and I bet any variant cover done by him would fly off the shelves. Dad’s Big Plan came up with these possibilities, and I want them all on my walls.
See more Timm inspired covers after the break.
Looks like we’re getting another superhero show on the CW and this time it’ll be The Flash. The news was confirmed by the CW’s Mark Pedowitz, along with the not so good news that the potential Wonder Woman series, Amazon, has been moved to the back burner. From Deadline:
During the CW executive session, the network’s topper Mark Pedowitz gave more details about The Flash project. It will be the origin story of Barry Allen who will be introduced as a recurring character on Arrow this coming season starting in the fall. “We want to expand the DC universe of characters,” he said. As for how the project came together, Pedowitz said he late last year brought up the idea to DC Entertainment president Diane Neslon who turns out had already been discussing it with WBTV’s Peter Roth and producer Greg Berlanti. Pedowitz also confirmed that “Amazon is on pause (as) the script is not exactly what we wanted, and with an iconic character like Wonder Woman, we have to get it right.
So, they give and they take. We will also be getting a Flash movie, likely sometime in 2016. From The Hollywood Reporter:
Berlanti will direct and pen the screenplay alongside Chris Brancato, Michael Green, Johns and Guggenheim. Pedowitz also noted that there is no conflict with the movie studio or DC when it comes to the TV series and feature film, as previous efforts have proven troublesome when there’s such an overlap.
Now the only question is, will the series be any good?
(via The Mary Sue)
A game is coming your way this fall that apparently includes every character with super powers in the DC Comics universe. Not just the current characters either; everyone in the company’s publishing history. I know – it doesn’t sound real. Scribblenauts Unmasked: A DC Comics Adventure isn’t made up though. Kotaku was present at a press event about the game this week and stated they heard the following:
“We have the DC Comics characters… all of them,” Caleb Arseneaux, producer at the game studio 5TH Cell said while introducing the game to the press this week in Los Angeles.
Yes, there’s the standard Batman, Wonder Woman, Green Lantern, and Superman. There are also minor characters and multiple iterations of characters like Batman. And they’re all in extra cute form.
The game will play like others in the Scribblenauts series. You give the game a noun, and it shows up in the game. You enter the objects to solve puzzles and in this version, you can enter the name of objects or DC Characters. It looks like a lot of fun.
Keep an eye out for the series coming to PC, 3DS, and Wii U.
Check out more images and a video preview after the break.
WTF does WTF Certified mean? I wish I knew. All I’ve got is that it’s part of yet another gimmick from DC Comics to get readers to pick up comics. Hey, at least it’s not called a crossover event or a reboot.
Each New 52 issue released in April will be stamped with the above “WTF Certified” logo. DC is promising the comics will each have a “What the… ?!” moment that will leave readers shocked. Batman, Wonder Woman, Batgirl, Catwoman, Superman – all of them have something unexpected coming at them.
I’m sorry, is that supposed to make me want to pick up more DC brand comics than the ones I already buy? It’s not working.
To tease fans, DC has shared partial covers for all the issues. They’re not releasing any details, but they did provide this list of clues to Buzzfeed:
• Booster Gold reappears while an entire team disappears
• One team is trapped in a bottle while another is changed completely
• Some heroes change their colors and other change allegiances
• Pandora battles to the death
• A close encounter of The Dark Knight kind
• There’s a new, old Creeper and some old New Gods.
• One hero quits, and another hero dies
Hmm. Well, at least they’re successful in getting the media talking about the release. Let’s see if it translates to increased sales.
See a sampling of the covers after the break.
A whole bunch of cute is coming your way in the form of the Domo DC Heroes Pop! Vinyl Figures. They’re coming soon to the Nerd Approved Shop!
Domo gets to borrow costumes from a few DC Comics superheroes including two versions of Batman, Flash, Green Lantern, and Superman – the mash-up completely works. Domo is probably thrilled about gaining temporary powers like super speed, super wealth, and super strength! I think fans of both franchises will want to add these to toy collections. I, for one, hope that they will be so popular that someone will decide to turn them into cuddly plushes.
Pre-order the toys now! They’ll ship in March 2013.
Check out the rest of the figures after the break.
Guillermo del Toro keeps just as busy (if not busier) as everyone else in Hollywood. It seems as if he always has multiple projects going with more waiting in the wings. While he was discussing Mama (a horror movie he produced) with IGN, he also shared some news about his DC Comics movie.
The film features a team-up of the supernatural characters from DC, and the working title is Dark Universe. del Toro stated he is working on an outline and that he’s found the perfect person to write the script. He’s apparently been courting the guy for a while, and he thinks people will be happy with the choice. Even with that much in place, the movie hasn’t been greenlit just yet.
The Mary Sue transcribed the video interview and in addition to learning that del Toro wants to include some of his favorite characters the in movie (such as Swamp Thing, Spectre, and Zatanna), he also hinted that DC Comics is trying to lay the groundwork for wider continuity in their films and that they’ve been working on it since before The Avengers:
The movements for this happened before [The Avengers]. They were already galvanized to launch Justice League and they were galvanized to make their universe cohesive. So it’s really, what I feel now is that they are really, really with Superman they feel very, very confident with what they have and they are now feeling like they can…they have two pillars – Batman and Superman for the DC Universe. And internally, now they are finding they are, they have a darker tone. A more urban and sophisticated tone you know? So I think now they can build up, build the foundation and now they can build a building.
Hmm. Obviously, making the universe more cohesive makes sense. I just hope they’re able to do it.
Watch the full interview with del Toro after the break.
Turning back the clock in Gotham City and watching Batman and his rogue’s gallery go through high school could be pretty entertaining. Movieclips Trailers brought that scenario to life in Gotham High. They use clips from 10 Things I Hate About You among others to show what Harvey Dent, Joker, Bruce Wayne, and more were like as teenagers.
And you know what? The Batman universe set as a high school drama-comedy is hilarious.
Watch the video after the break.