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Davis & Delecki Talk ‘Axcend’

Shane Davis and Michelle Delecki talk about their creator-owned Image series Axcend, a comic that takes video games to the next level.

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Ennis and Burns Revive ‘Johnny Red’

Garth Ennis is teaming with Keith Burns and Titan Comics to revive Johnny Red, the story of a British pilot fighting in the skies over Stalingrad in World War II.

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Fantastic Five: DC Animal Sidekicks

We’re compiling lists of the best of everything you could ever want to know about comics. This week we look at the trope of the animal companion at DC Comics.

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‘Luke Cage’ Casts Misty Knight

Marvel's Netflix 'Luke Cage' has cast Simone Missick as Misty Knight, a super-strong detective with ties to both Iron Man and the 'Iron Fist' series.

‘Guardians of the Galaxy’ Drops the Boomstick in First Full Premiere Clip

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Great though it was to go through the Guardians of the Galaxy backstory one by one, we’re ready to see the full team in action with a sneak peek at Saturday’s animated series debut. Thankfully, Rocket has just the explosive-laden clip to prime us for the newest adventures of Star-Lord, Gamora, Drax, Groot and his ferocious furry friend.

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‘Daredevil’ Season 2 Adds Stephen Rider as New Regular Blake Tower

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Luke Cage can’t have all the fun. It seems Daredevil Season 2 isn’t done casting just yet (seriously, where’s our Bullseye?), as the Man Without Fear will have a new legal confidante when Season 2 premieres next year. The Butler star Stephen Rider has joined the cast as a series regular and notable Marvel figure, helping keep Daredevil in business come Season 2.

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‘Arrow’ Season 4 Suits Diggle Up in a Spiffy New Helmet

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About as long as Arrow has pulled Diggle into the fold, fans have clamored to see David Ramsey’s character suiting up along side Oliver Queen. Oliver even mentioned as much in the Season 3 finale, and Season 4 will finally grant the #TeamArrow regular his own costume, judging by the latest photo. Nope, that’s not Magneto!

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‘Luke Cage’ Adds ‘House of Cards’ Star as Marvel Baddie ‘Cottonmouth’

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There doesn’t seem to be any break in the casting tear of Marvel’s Netflix Luke Cage, today adding yet another name in a recognizable role. Following earlier rumors about the character, street-level villain Cottonmouth will appear courtesy of House of Cards and Hunger Games star Mahershala Ali.

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Valiant And Hastings Offer Streaming Workshops With James Asmus, Clayton Henry And More

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If you live near a Hastings store and want to learn a little bit about making comics from the creators behind some of the best books going, then I have some pretty excellent news. Starting on Saturday, September 19, Hastings is teaming up with Valiant Entertainment to offer a four-week series of in-store workshops called the Craft of Comics, where customers can drop in for a series of live lectures featuring an audience Q&A.

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‘Gotham’ Catches You Up on Batman’s Beginning Before Season 2

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Love it or hate it, FOX’s Gotham covered quite a bit of ground across its (extended) first season, and it stands to reason fan(s) might need a refresher course before Season 2's “Rise of the Villains.” FOX has you covered, so catch up on the villains’ rise in Season 1 with a new video, before they … you know, keep rising in Season 2.

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Shane Davis and Michelle Delecki Make the Pixel-Perfect Leap to Creator-Owned for ‘Axcend’ [Interview]

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Next month sees the launch of a new series over at Image from the husband-and-wife team of Shane Davis and Michelle Delecki, along with colorist Morry Hollowell. Axcend is the story of a group of eager gamers who, after signing up to beta-test a new game, find that the powers of their characters in-game starts reflecting their powers in the real world. The stronger their game, the stronger they become themselves.

The series marks Davis' move to creator-owned comics, where he'll be both writing and drawing the series. After years working as an artist over at DC, where he created a number of well-known characters (including beloved vom-spewing hate-moggy Dex-Starr), Axcend sees him take video games to a whole new, ahem, level. ComicsAlliance spoke to Davis and Delecki about the movie to creator-owned, and what to expect from the series.

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Quiz: Guess the Actor Based on Their Inaccurate Action Figure!

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They’ve just wrapped up a massive Global Unboxing Event for #ForceFriday, the grand unveiling of the new toys for Star Wars: The Force Awakens. And looking through the acton figures that were unveiled, there are some really impressive likenesses. The little Finn, for example, really looks like John Boyega. And then are a few that don’t. The action figure version of Rey could be Daisy Ridley. But if you put it in front of me with no context (and no awesome BB-8 accessory), I’d probably be a little lost. I might guess it’s a Natalie Portman figure from Revenge of the Sith.

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On The Cheap: DC’s TV-Themed Sale Has ‘Green Arrow: Year One’ For Six Bucks (And ‘Gotham Central’ Too)

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Right now, Comixology is offering a big sale themed around DC's various TV projects, and with the impending return of Gotham and its story of a ten year-old billionaire destined to beat up a bunch of senior citizens, it shouldn't come as much of a surprise that Gotham Central is right there, front and center. And yes, obviously you should get that if you don't have it already, because while it was coming out, it was literally the best Batman title of the decade.

But here's the thing: We talk about Gotham Central on this site all the time. I have literally already written a column about how great it is this week, so if you haven't checked it out by now, then it's not for lack of recommendations. If, however, you dig a little deeper into the sale, you're going to find some under-appreciated gems that don't get quite as much press despite being truly fantastic comics --- and by that, I mostly mean Green Arrow: Year One.

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