Though the massive reveals of Toy Fair 2014 are still being felt in DC Collectibles' June 2014 solicitations, there's still plenty of new action figures, statues and other items to be seen. The first-ever Sandman: Overture statue (and a bronze variation) is slated to arrive in September, alongside two full waves of Scribblenauts Unmasked blind-boxed minifigures. Superman, Batman, Wonder Woman and Harley Quinn will also all be represented by several busts and ministatues. You can see all of DCC's solicitations for June, after the jump.
Courtesy of DC Comics, ComicsAlliance brings you an advance look at new periodical comic books, collected editions and graphic novels going on sale in June 2014 (and in some cases beyond) from the publisher’s New 52 superhero line, the mature readers Vertigo imprint, and the DC Entertainment brand of special projects, digital-first, all-ages and licensed titles. All of the following books can be purchased at finer comic book shops, where you can also pre-order your selections to ensure you’ll get a copy before they sell out.
As ubiquitous as hands-free GoPro cameras have become in action sports (I notice about a dozen atop helmets every time I go snowboarding) and parkour, there are scant few videos online showing the HD recorders at work in costumed crimefighting. Thanks to the team at Corridor Digital and their drone-flying friend Taylor Chien, Superman fans now have some insight into what it'd look like if The Man of Steel strapped one to his Kryptonian noggin' and flew around
southern California Metropolis.
We like diversity here at ComicsAlliance. We've said it before, and we'll say it again. We're also big fans of superheroes, and that probably goes without saying.
We especially like diversity with our superheroes. Diversity broadens the genre's reach, encourages respect and understanding of people's differences, and gives minority audiences more chances to see themselves in fiction, and those are all great things. Because of this, we've come up with a new way to look at diversity in superhero comics - particularly team books. We call it the Harvey/Renee Index.
A handful of new screenshots for Batman: Arkham Knight have surfaced, giving us a look at some familiar faces, a better view of the Batmobile and a little bit of bone-crunching action as well.
Each week, ComicsAlliance’s Chris Sims and Matt Wilson host the War Rocket Ajax podcast, their online audio venue for interviews with comics creators, reviews of the books of the week, and whatever else they want to talk about. ComicsAlliance is offering clips of the comics-specific segments of the show several days before the full podcast goes up at WarRocketAjax.c
In the interest of adding to "the long list of things that weren’t gonna photoshop themselves," Director of Publicity for Oni Press John Schork recently took to his personal Tumblr account to gift humankind with one of the most breathtaking mashups of our time. Jack Kirby + Taco Bell = Jack Kirby's Fourth Meal.
Not everybody's stoked on The Flash's crimson TV costume, and so far The CW's iZombie sounds like a pretty big departure from its Vertigo source material, but judging by the first photo of Matt Ryan from the filming of NBC's Constantine pilot, the show's main character will be easily recognizable to those who've read Hellblazer or the New 52-ified Constantine comic -- especially compared to the 2005 Constantine movie.
Look, I haven't cleared my TV-watching schedule to enough to catch Once Upon a Time or Masters of Sex, but if there's one thing I've watched it's the 2009 Power Rangers R.P.M. So I can say with some degree of certainty that The CW's upcoming iZombie pilot starring former R.P.M. Yellow Ranger Rose McIver could perform quite capably as Olivia “Liv” Moore (*ba-dump!) on the Rob Thomas-produced drama that sounds almost nothing like the Vertigo Comic by Chris Roberson and Mike Allred -- that is, if this show includes martial arts and mecha.
We've all been there, right? You're trying to buy a new pair of kicks, but you just can't find one that'll give you the support your need to excel on the gidiron and fit thematically with the imagery you chose to adopt when you made that vow to avenge the murder of your billionaire parents by making war on all criminals. It's probably the single most common problem that I have when I go shoe shopping, and now, a solution has finally been offered.
This week, Under Armor rolled out its new "Alter Ego" line of superhero-themed football cleats, meaning that you can finally deck out your feet in officially licensed cleats featuring Batman, Captain America, Superman, Flash and the Hulk. Amazingly, NFL SuperPro was not included, leading to what is unquestionably the biggest missed opportunity in marketing history.