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"Metal Men" - What Price Humanity ?

Following the success of Marvel's 'Iron Man' (Robert Downey Jr.) appearing in 10 blockbuster films since 2008, development continues on a live-action take of DC Comics "Metal Men", supported by a new 12-issue series, now available, written by Dan Didio and illustrated by Shane Davis, Michelle Delecki, with covers by Davis and Philip Tan:

"...in the new series, the 'Metal Men' discover a warehouse of old robots, older versions of themselves, that are junked and apparently left in disrepair by their creator rather than being rebuilt after their heroic battles.

"Meanwhile, a mysterious liquid 'Nth' metal has appeared in the science site at 'Challenger Mountain'…the same Challenger Mountain that came through from the 'Dark Multiverse' and landed in 'Gotham'.."

"I'm a longtime fan of the 'Metal Men'", said Didio, "With this new series, we explore the essence of what makes the 'Metal Men' human...

"... by
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Batman: White Knight Reveals New Mr. Freeze Origin

Jim Dandy Oct 25, 2019

We talk to the creators behind the next entry in the Batman: White Knight universe, Von Freeze

Klaus Janson is a legend in comics. He’s so big that he’s best known for seven different things - he’s the guy who co-created Micro in The Punisher; or the one who drew “Gothic,” one of Grant Morrison’s first and moodiest Batman stories; or the comics storytelling professor at Sva; or the guy who finished Frank Miller’s pencils on Daredevil and The Dark Knight Returns. But on everything he does, his art is immediately distinct: it’s moody and heavy in a way very few new comic artists can successfully accomplish.

One of the few who can pull it off is Sean Murphy. Murphy, who rose to fame working Morrison on Joe the Barbarian, then took off working with Scott Snyder on American Vampire, and
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Svengoolie Haunts DC Comics

Aaron Sagers Oct 18, 2019

The horror movie show host is lending his likeness to the DC Universe to stand alongside its iconic heroes.

Move over, Batman, there’s a new hero in the DC Universe with a secret identity who wears black, sports black eye makeup, hangs out in a cavernous setting, and is associated with bats. Of course I am referring to Svengoolie, the horror movie show host who emerged from the gotham that is Chicago, and can now be found in the pages of DC comics with the story “Svengoolie Meets The DC Universe.”

With the alter ego of Rich Koz, Svengoolie’s eponymous comedy show airs Saturdays nationwide on MeTV, where he introduces classic horror flicks, tells jokes, shares trivia, and has a recurring gag with rubber chickens. Koz has portrayed the character since 1979, when he took over for the original Svengoolie, Jerry G. Bishop. Last month, DC
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"Metal Men" - What Price Humanity ?

Following the success of Marvel's 'Iron Man' (Robert Downey Jr.) appearing in 10 blockbuster films since 2008, development continues on a live-action take of DC Comics "Metal Men", supported by a new 12-issue series, now available, written by Dan Didio and illustrated by Shane Davis, Michelle Delecki, with covers by Davis and Philip Tan:

"...in the new series, the 'Metal Men' discover a warehouse of old robots, older versions of themselves, that are junked and apparently left in disrepair by their creator rather than being rebuilt after their heroic battles.

"Meanwhile, a mysterious liquid 'Nth' metal has appeared in the science site at 'Challenger Mountain'…the same Challenger Mountain that came through from the 'Dark Multiverse' and landed in 'Gotham'.."

"I'm a longtime fan of the 'Metal Men'", said Didio, "With this new series, we explore the essence of what makes the 'Metal Men' human...

"... by
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Comics Watch: How DC Could Have Its Own 'Westworld'

Welcome back to The Hollywood Reporter's weekly Comics Watch, a dive into how the latest books from Marvel, DC and beyond could provide fodder for the big screen. This week tackles DC's Metal Men No. 1, so be warned, there are spoilers for the issue ahead.

DC returns to its vault of wonderfully strange, unlikely and infrequently utilized characters for the latest maxi-series, Metal Men. Written by DC exec Dan Didio, with art by Shane Davis and Michelle Delecki, Metal Men is a canonical story about Will Magnus and his Metal Men, Gold, Iron, Lead, Mercury, Tin and Platinum, in the ...
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New DC Universe Timeline Revealed

Mike Cecchini Oct 8, 2019

The history of the DC Universe will become much more clear, as a comprehensive new timeline has been revealed.

There are big changes coming to the DC Universe. That shouldn’t come as a surprise, as DC continuity is always in flux, something recently illustrated in the pages of Doomsday Clock, which introduced the concept of a “metaverse” that allows for events of the past to shift as new stories are told. But still, superhero history can be tricky to navigate, and DC Comics is looking to clarify it all with a new timeline.

Comic book time is a historically fluid affair, operating on a “sliding scale” that allows characters to age only at the pace necessary for the story (if at all), and very few characters are tied to specific dates in history. DC Comics continuity has generally avoided “fixing” its characters to particular points of the past,
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DC’s New Official Timeline Establishes Wonder Woman As The First Superhero

With all the reboots, Crises and relaunches to occur over the decades, comic book continuity sure can get confusing – and DC knows this. Heck, that’s essentially why they’d put together events such as Crisis on Infinite Earths and Flashpoint so that they may start from scratch every now and then. But when people complain about certain aspects being forgotten, then we have things like Rebirth there to re-inject those familiar elements into continuity.

Still, the entirety of DC’s history must not be forgotten, and it sounds like the publisher’s newly established timeline will make sure everyone remembers the most important of occurrences and super groups. And even though Superman was the first hero to put DC on the map back in 1938, Wonder Woman is now being credited as the original superhero.

According to ComicBook.com, here’s the relevant news coming out of the DC Nation
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Review: The Death and Return of Superman

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The Doomsday Saga sprawled across the four monthly Superman titles for the better part of a year, clearly too long to successfully adapt as part of the DC Animated Universe series of films. When The Death of Superman was announced, everyone knew a second film would follow and sure enough, viewers were treated to The Reign of the Superman. The 1992-93 storyline was streamlined and revised to be fit into the animated continuity, so characters who weren’t around at the time, are here now.

Warner Home Entertainment has edited the two films together into a 2:46 and has released it as The Death and Return of Superman released in a variety of formats including the nifty 4K Ultra HD Limited Edition Gift Set. The 4K gift set comes with Superman: Doomsday as a bonus 4K disc.

As noted in reviews of the two films, it does a reasonable, but not perfect,
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DC Announces Svengoolie Meets The DC Universe

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Svengoolie is jumping into the pages of DC, thanks to self-proclaimed superfan Dan Didio, who is writing Svengoolie Meets the DC Universe. Hitting the pages of DC comic books in October, here's the official press release, along with details on the upcoming Nycc panel and preview art:

DC and MeTV are bringing fans one of the quirkiest pop-culture mashups of all time when Svengoolie Meets The DC Universe, a series of custom inserts featured in DC comic books on sale throughout the month of October. Each two-page “chapter” will be written by DC Publisher and Svengoolie superfan Dan Didio, with an assist from Svengoolie himself, plus art by Chris Jones.

Svengoolie has been a beloved TV staple since the 1970’s, putting a humorous spin on classic science fiction and horror films from Hollywood history. Since 1979, Rich Koz, a.k.a. Svengoolie has entertained legions of sci-fi and horror fans with comedy sketches,
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Inside DC's Metal Men Reboot

Jim Dandy Sep 23, 2019

The Metal Men will return to the DC Universe with all the fun and weirdness you always hoped for from the team.

Dan Didio and Shane Davis separately have a history of mining the classic DC Universe, maintaining what makes them classic characters while tweaking them for modern consumption - Davis on Superman: Earth One and Didio on, among other things, the best book of the New 52 relaunch, Omac. But these updates are rarely radical departures. Omac was no longer Buddy Blank, but he was still a corporate drone dealing with girlfriend troubles fighting for world peace. So when we had a chance to talk to Davis and Didio about their new book, Metal Men, we asked about what each was drawing from to bring the classic characters to the world of 2020.

“To be perfectly honest,” Didio says, “one of the things that inspired me to go
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The Secret Origin of Superman: Year One

Mike Cecchini Aug 23, 2019

John Romita Jr. takes us inside his creative collaboration with Frank Miller and the secrets of DC's Superman: Year One.

Superman: Year One, an oversized three issue limited series from DC is a new exploration of the Man of Steel's origin story from Frank Miller and John Romita, Jr. The book has grabbed headlines for its unconventional approach to Clark Kent's early days. We sat down with Mr. Romita for an in-depth look at how the project came to be, the creative partnership between the two legendary comic book greats, and the classic elements that went into Superman's "new" costume. He even gave us some interesting hints about this version of Superman's past...and potential future.

Den of Geek: Superman: Year One is a big project and you're working with another big name in Frank Miller. How did this come about, how were you approached to do this?
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Batman Universe is a New Kind of Dark Knight Adventure

Marc Buxton Aug 13, 2019

Brian Michael Bendis spoke to us about bringing the Riddler and a Brave and the Bold vibe to Batman Universe.

Early last year, DC introduced a series of Walmart exclusive comics featuring new stories by some of comics’ top creators. One of those featured a Batman tale written by Brian Michael Bendis with art by Nick Derington. These stories were kind of difficult for many fans to find on a consistent basis, so DC’s faithful will be thrilled to hear that Bendis and Derington’s Batman story is currently being reprinted as Batman Universe, available wherever comics are sold.

When Bendis arrived at DC, many fans predicted that the author, crime writer extraordinaire that he is, would be all over Gotham City. Instead, Bendis made Metropolis and the Superman titles his home, making Batman Universe his first crack at the World's Greatest Detective. It was our
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Dear AT&T: Static on the line is a Good thing

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To: Randall L. Stephenson, Chief Executive Officer, AT&T

Cc: John Stankey, Chief Executive Officer, Warner Media

Dear Mr. Stephenson,

My name is Michael Davis. I’m sure you know me as I have been a loyal AT&T phone customer for many years.

I know what you’re thinking. You think I’m a bit off my rocker. How On Earth could you know me just because I’m an AT&T phone customer?

That’s just silly.

You know me because I have my home, cell phone as well as my Internet and cable with AT&T.

I’m told you have a sense of humor and I hope my opening gave you a chuckle. What the remainder of this letter holds is far from funny.

I’m sure you’re aware when AT&T purchased Time Warner, it became the owner of DC Comics. DC Comics holds some media rights to Static a.
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San Diego Comic-Con 50: How It Became The Mecca of Conventions

Aaron Sagers Jul 17, 2019

San Diego Comic-Con, celebrating its 50th anniversary this year, went from hotel basement to a must-see pop culture pilgrimage.

Whether you know it best as San Diego Comic-Con, Comic-Con, or Sdcc, for more than 130,000 people annually, Comic-Con International: San Diego is the show for fandom.

There were cons held before Sdcc, and there are larger ones, but the San Diego-based nonprofit event, celebrating its 50th, is The Con.

Each year, San Diego’s Gaslamp Quarter is overtaken by fans celebrating pop culture, an entertainment industry seeking to generate buzz, and media outlets from all over the world covering it. The city also benefits financially: the event produced a $147 million regional impact during fiscal year 2018, according to the San Diego Convention Center Corporation research.

“It is the start of the geek year, essentially, where we learn about everything we look forward to that is coming out for the next 12 months,
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"Metal Men" Movie

Following the success of Marvel's 'Iron Man' (Robert Downey Jr.) appearing in 10 blockbuster films since 2008, development continues on a live-action take of DC Comics "Metal Men", supported by a new 12-issue series, available October 16, 2019, written by Dan Didio and illustrated by Shane Davis, Michelle Delecki, with covers by Davis and Philip Tan:

"...in the new series, the 'Metal Men' discover a warehouse of old robots, older versions of themselves, that are junked and apparently left in disrepair by their creator rather than being rebuilt after their heroic battles.

"Meanwhile, a mysterious liquid 'Nth' metal has appeared in the science site at 'Challenger Mountain'…the same Challenger Mountain that came through from the 'Dark Multiverse' and landed in 'Gotham'.."

"I'm a longtime fan of the 'Metal Men'", said Didio, "With this new series, we explore the essence of what makes the 'Metal Men' human...

"... by
See full article at SneakPeek »

Sdcc 2019: Dates, Schedule, Panels, Tickets, and News

John Saavedra Jul 18, 2019

What you need to know about Sdcc 2019, including dates, times, schedules, panels, and where to buy tickets!

Sdcc 2019 will likely be the most important pop culture event of the year due to the sheer number of big reveals, trailers, and news that will come out of the convention's biggest panels. What can you expect to see at the show? The latest on all your favorite TV series and comics as well as what Marvel Studios has up its sleeves for its Phase 4 lineup.

As you prepare for the nerdiest weekend of 2019, here's everything you need to know about the con:

Sdcc 2019 Dates

San Diego Comic-Con 2019 will run from Thursday, July 18 to Sunday, July 21. The convention takes place at the San Diego Convention Center.

Sdcc 2019 Schedule and Panels

Below, you can find a schedule featuring this year's can't-miss panels (click the links for more coverage):

Thursday

Popeye
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Metal Men Reboot Coming From DC

Jim Dandy Jul 15, 2019

The Dark Multiverse brings DC's Metal Men back to life.

Doomsday Clock aside, the Metal Men have been curiously quiet since the Rebirth relaunch. Today, Dan Didio says to that "No More."

Spinning out of the seemingly endless font of ideas that was Dark Nights: Metal, DC Publisher Didio and art duo Shane Davis and Michelle Delecki are bringing the team of self-aware robot elements back into the Dcu. And true to their history, it sounds like their creator, Doctor Will Magnus, is a pretty big ass. They make their return and discover a warehouse of old, discarded robots, older versions of themselves, like sentient metal Venture Brothers, discarded by their creator. At the same time, Challenger Mountain - the mountain that burst through Gotham City at the start of the bananapants crossover book - starts leaking liquid Nth Metal, the mystical material that comprises the weapons of the Hawkpeople.
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DC to Shutter Vertigo and Other Imprints

John Saavedra Jun 21, 2019

Legendary adult-oriented DC imprint, Vertigo Comics, will close down by January 2020.

The iconic comics imprint that brought readers The Sandman, Preacher, Hellblazer, Fables, Y: The Last Man, and others will close its doors in 2020. According to THR, DC Comics plans to shutter Vertigo Comics, as well as young adult imprints DC Zoom and DC Ink, starting in January.

Replacing them will be three, age-specific imprints: DC Kids for ages 8-12, DC for 13 and up, and the adult-oriented DC Black Label for readers 17 and older. Series currently running under DC Zoom, Ink, and Vertigo will be integrated into these new imprints. This means that series like Sandman Universe, which expands the world of the Vertigo's most famous character, may live on under Black Label. Additionally, projects previously announced for Black Label before the restructure will still be published by the imprint.

THR reports that DC's pop-up labels,
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Harley Quinn Faces the Joker in New DC Black Label Comic

John Saavedra Jun 4, 2019

Harley Quinn delves deep into the madness of the Joker in a new DC Black Label comic.

If Batman and Catwoman are a match made in heaven, then the Joker and Harley Quinn are a match made in hell. Both of these couples are getting their own comic series in the next few months, the latter as part of DC's adult-oriented Black Label imprint.

Joker/Harley: Criminal Insanity is a nine-issue miniseries from writer Kami Garcia and artists Mike Mayhew and Mico Suayan that tells the story of Harleen Quinzel, a forensic psychiatrist who arrives in Gotham to examine a serial killer known only as the Joker. If you're familiar with Harley Quinn's canon origin story, then you know this meeting is not going to go well for the psychiatrist.

“There is no character more terrifying than the Joker. He is one of the most complex psychopathic killers ever created,
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DC announces new Black Label series Joker/Harley: Criminal Insanity

DC Comics has announced a brand new nine-issue series for its DC Black Label imprint in Joker/Harley: Criminal Insanity from New York Times bestselling writer Kami Garcia (Beautiful Creatures) and artists Mike Mayhew (The Star Wars) and Mico Suayan (Bloodshot: Reborn).

In Gotham City, where heinous acts of violence are a daily occurrence, the Gcpd relies on Harley Quinn, a young forensic psychiatrist, and profiler, to consult on their toughest cases. But Harley is haunted by one case in particular—when she found herself at the center of a horrifying crime scene the night she discovered the body of her roommate, left with the signature of a notorious serial killer—the Joker.

When a series of gruesome displays of murder appear throughout the city, the past and present collide as Harley’s obsession with finding the depraved psychopath responsible leads her down a dangerous path. She must decide how
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