If ever you thought the first season of DC’s Legends of Tomorrow over the top, just wait until Season 2. Not only will the team face off against a “Legion of Doom” comprised of returning villains like Malcolm Merlyn and the Reverse Flash, so too have new Justice Society of America heroes come aboard, and even a certain Mayor Queen!
The same day that saw The CW expanding its superhero ranks also brought them closer together by the upgrade of Wentworth Miller’s Captain Cold to a “franchise regular” across all series. Now, Arrow baddie John Barrowman will follow suit, as Malcolm Merlyn becomes the latest DC vet to expand his horizons.
My understanding of TV's Arrow comes largely from reading ComicsAlliance's weekly recaps. Because of that, I assumed that --- Flash and Legends of Tomorrow crossovers notwithstanding --- it wasn't the kind of show that really lent itself to battles against cybernetic spider monsters. Immortal assassins and hooded vigilantes, sure, but cyber-spiders? That's right out.
But now, I have been proven wrong. In the next chapter of the digital-first Arrow: The Dark Archer comic, Malcolm Merlyn is going to be facing off against a reasonably terrifying giant mutant spider. And in case you didn't know, it's a story co-written by Carole E. Barrowman and John Barrowman, the former Doctor Who star who plays Merlyn on the show, and illustrated by Daniel Sampere. Check out a preview below!
Arrow crafted enough upheaval by its Season 3 finale “My Name is Oliver Queen” to leave Season 4 something of a blank slate, but it seems the League of Assassins will remain in play. Not only has John Barrowman confirmed that Malcolm Merlyn will return this fall, but so too will the “Canary sisters” have a part to play in setting up certain Legends.
We've filled you in on last night's Eisner Award winners, but we'd be remiss if we didn't also report who smooched who on the ceremony's main stage. Sandman creator and longtime comic book/novel scribe Neil Gaiman and British television show host/comedian Jonathan Ross took the stage at the end of the show to present its final few awards, but between reading winner names, Ross explained his desire to try kissing his friend again after not quite getting the results he'd hoped for at the ceremony a few years back.
Video: College Humor's "Badman" moves on from blowing his secret identity to revealing his darkest fears to Scarecrow.
Interviews: Mark Walters has posted what could be one of the final interviews with Joe Kubert, in which the artist discusses the importance of storytelling, his love for his sons Andy and Adam, and more...
Toys: In Icons' $100 1/6th scale Steve Jobs action figure may be too eerie for your toy shelf.
Movies: A rumored new audio mix may make Bane easier to understand in The Dark Knight Rises.
Anime: Bandai Entertainment is ceasing production of its North American releases, which means new Gundam could be lost to us for some time...
Fans writhing in agony in anticipation for "Torchwood's" fourth season "The New World" storyline have to wait until the summer of 2011 to get televised doses of Captain Jack and Gwen, but comic book fans can at least whet their appetite for new episodes with a new video trailer for Titan Publishing's official comic book in stores this Wednesday...
This afternoon's "Torchwood" panel at Comic-Con was by most standards a relaxed celebration of the successful third season "Torchwood: Children of Earth" in the United States. No major news, no shocking announcements, just some recognizable faces and creators from the show thanking fans for their support...