Mike Colter to empower up Power Man on Netflix

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Credits: Marvel.com

Credits: Marvel.com

Mike Colter to empower up Power Man on Netflix

Power Man is arriving to the original series cast of “Marvel’s A.K.A. Jessica Jones”. The ’70s originated superhero has a just over forty-years fan-favorite relevance that of recent decades belongs to a short list upon where popular comic book aliases have the prolonging fans query of the encircling paraphrase “When will we finally see this hero appear in a movie or TV series?”. Actor Mike Colter is that question’s answer, Santa hat included on top of it.

The likened fireworks-haloed announcement was presented by Marvel Entertainment yesterday, right on the Holiday Season time-frame.

The move to the Netflix episodic series by Colter succeeds his starring part as Jameson Locke on the Xbox mini-series “Halo: Nightfall”.

“Fans have longed to see Luke Cage and in Mike we’ve found the perfect actor,” said Jeph Loeb, Executive Producer/Marvel’s Head of Television. “Viewers will get to meet Luke Cage in ‘Marvel’s A.K.A. Jessica Jones,’ and experience why he is such an important super hero in the Marvel mythos.”

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A look to Dec.’s just past kick-off announcement named the first role cast set at Jessica Jones andgoing to Kristen Ritter (“Breaking Bad”, “Veronica Mars”). Colter will star alongside Ritter with their comic book-based roles adapting from the title’s source material.

Marvel outlines the premising introduction.

During the course of an investigation in New York City, private investigator Jessica Jones encounters the enigmatic Luke Cage – a man whose past has secrets that will dramatically alter Jessica in ways she could never have imagined.

A recurrence over multiple seasons on “The Good Wife” relived Colter in the well-recognized portrayal of the drug baron character Lemond Bishop. On a string of break-out performances the South Carolinian actor has distinguished his career in various films the likes of “Million Dollar Baby”, “Zero Dark Thirty”, and “Men in Black 3″. His television reprisals notably appeared on “The Following”, “Ringer” and the “American Horror Story” series.

Luke Cage’s comic book history began with a solo title. His continuity excelled at the point the superhero began the P.I. partnership Heroes for Hire, teamed with martial arts transcendent Danny Rand a.k.a. Iron Fist. Their teaming leagued them with the bionic-armed private detective Misty Knight and samurai phenomenon Colleen Wing. This alliance has been a long-standing identity for all four characters, but mainly an umbrella association highlighting central heroes Cage and Rand. While Iron Fist roots from the creative innovation of the Kung Fu film sensation that swept the 1970s, Power Man epitomized the Blaxploitation franchise craze into his comics at-large establishment.

Power Man first appeared in a starting titular Luke Cage, Hero for Hire. Comic book legendaries Archie Goodwin and John Romita, Sr. created this strong-man stylized superhero with unbreakable skin.

Netflix has already ordered a 13-episode pilot season for “A.K.A. Jessica Jones”.

(Marvel.com)

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New comic book releases – 12/24/14

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Credits: Dark Horse Comics Grindhouse

Credits: Dark Horse Comics Grindhouse

New comic book releases – 12/24/14

Here we are in the thick of the holiday season and some of you may be looking for some last minute stocking stuffers. What better way to while away a lazy post holiday evening meal than with a stack of great comic books? So be sure to head down to your local comic shop where they will be more than happy to help you find all of these great titles and so many more. They may even have some great recommendations for last minute gift ideas for the comic book fan in your life. Not sure where to start? Let’s take a look at a few of the titles from this week’s list to help get you started. Over at Dark Horse Comics a bit of a grindhouse twist on the holidays unfolds in the pages of Grindhouse: Drive In Bleedout #2 (of 8) (Alex De Campi, R. M. Guera). Bat fans should definitely place this one at the top of their list as DC Comics kicks in the reintroduction of the son of the bat with Robin Rises Alpha #1 (Peter J. Tomasi, Andy Kubert, Jonathan Glapion).Image Comics is next up at bat with a pair of titles that promise to bring the crime, horror, romance and pulp storytelling that many fans find irresistible with Graveyard Shift #1 (of 4) (Jay Faerber, Fran Bueno) and The Mercenary Sea #8 (Kel Symons, Mathew Reynolds). Finally, Marvel Comics wraps things up some ensemble hero action breaking out in the pages of New Avengers #28 (Jonathan Hickman, Mike Deodato, Alan Davis) Be sure to stack that pull list high and enjoy!

DC/VERTIGO
AQUAMAN #37 $2.99
ARKHAM MANOR #3 $2.99
BATMAN 66 #18 $2.99
BATMAN ANNUAL #3 $4.99
BATMAN ARKHAM ORIGINS HC $22.99
BATMAN ETERNAL #38 $2.99
BODIES #6 (OF 8) $3.99
CATWOMAN ANNUAL #2 $4.99
DEAD BOY DETECTIVES #12 $2.99
DEATHSTROKE #3 $2.99
EARTH 2 WORLDS END #12 $2.99
FLASH #37 $2.99
GOTHAM BY MIDNIGHT #2 $2.99
GRAYSON ANNUAL #1 $4.99
GREEN LANTERN ANNUAL #3 (GODHEAD) $4.99
GREEN LANTERN LIGHTS OUT TP (N52) $16.99
HARLEY QUINN #13 $2.99
HE MAN THE ETERNITY WAR #1 $2.99
INFINITY MAN AND THE FOREVER PEOPLE #6 (GODHEAD) $2.99
INJUSTICE GODS AMONG US YEAR THREE #6 $2.99
JUSTICE LEAGUE DARK #37 $3.99
LARFLEEZE TP VOL 02 THE FACE OF GREED (N52) $14.99
LUCIFER TP VOL 05 $29.99
NEW 52 FUTURES END #34 (WEEKLY) $2.99
RED HOOD AND THE OUTLAWS ANNUAL #2 $4.99
RED LANTERNS #37 (GODHEAD) $2.99
ROBIN RISES ALPHA #1 $4.99
SECRET ORIGINS #8 $4.99
SENSATION COMICS FEATURING WONDER WOMAN #5 $3.99
SHOWCASE PRESENTS LEGION OF SUPERHEROES TP VOL 05 $19.99
SINESTRO #8 (GODHEAD) $2.99
STAR SPANGLED WAR STORIES GI ZOMBIE #5 $2.99
SUPERMAN #37 $3.99
SUPERMAN ACTION COMICS HC VOL 05 WHAT LIES BENEATH (N52) $22.99
SUPERMAN ACTION COMICS TP VOL 04 HYBRID (N52) $16.99
SUPERMAN WONDER WOMAN #14 $3.99
TALES OF THE BATMAN LEN WEIN HC $49.99
TWILIGHT TP $14.99

MARVEL
ALL NEW INVADERS #13 $3.99
ALL NEW X-FACTOR #18 $3.99
ALL NEW X-MEN ANNUAL #1 $4.99
AMAZING X-MEN TP VOL 02 WORLD WAR WENDIGO $17.99
AVENGERS AND X-MEN AXIS #9 (OF 9) $4.99
CAPTAIN AMERICA AND MIGHTY AVENGERS #3 AXIS $3.99
CAPTAIN AMERICA PREM HC VOL 05 TOMORROW SOLDIER $24.99
CYCLOPS #8 $3.99
DAREDEVIL #11 $3.99
DARK TOWER DRAWING OF THREE PRISONER #5 (OF 5) $3.99
DEADPOOL #39 AXIS $3.99
DEATH OF WOLVERINE LOGAN LEGACY #7 (OF 7) $3.99
HAWKEYE VS DEADPOOL #3 (OF 4) $3.99
LOKI AGENT OF ASGARD #9 AXIS $3.99
MAGNETO #13 $3.99
MARVEL PREVIEWS JANUARY 2015 EXTRAS (NET) $0.75
MARVEL UNIVERSE ULT SPIDER-MAN WEB WARRIORS #2 $2.99
MARVELS AVENGERS #1 (OF 2) $2.99
MMW WARLOCK TP VOL 01 $24.99
NEW AVENGERS #28 TRO $3.99
NOVA #25 AXIS $4.99
NOVA TP VOL 04 ORIGINAL SIN $16.99
SECRET AVENGERS #11 $3.99
SHE-HULK #11 $2.99
SPIDER-WOMAN #1 2ND PTG LAND VAR SV $3.99
SUPERIOR IRON MAN #1 2ND PTG CHOI VAR AXIS $3.99
SUPERIOR IRON MAN #3 AXIS $3.99
UNCANNY X-MEN #29 $3.99
X-MEN EPIC COLLECTION TP CHILDREN OF ATOM $34.99
X-MEN TP VOL 03 ROAD TO ONSLAUGHT $39.99

DARK HORSE
ALIENS FIRE AND STONE #4 $3.50
BTVS SEASON 10 #10 $3.50
CAPTAIN MIDNIGHT #18 $2.99
COLDER BAD SEED #3 $3.99
CONAN THE AVENGER #9 $3.50
FATHERS DAY #3 (OF 4) $3.99
GRINDHOUSE DRIVE IN BLEED OUT #2 (OF 8) $3.99
HALO ESCALATION #13 $3.99
MASSIVE #30 $3.50
MIND MGMT #29 $3.99
NGE SHINJI IKARI RAISING PROJECT TP VOL 15 $9.99
RESURRECTIONISTS #2 $3.50
SUNDOWNERS #5 $3.50
TOMB RAIDER #11 $3.50

IMAGE
BLACK SCIENCE #11 $3.99
COWL #7 $3.50
DARK ENGINE TP VOL 01 ART OF DESTRUCTION $9.99
GRAVEYARD SHIFT #1 (OF 4) $3.50
GREAT PACIFIC #18 $2.99
MANHATTAN PROJECTS TP VOL 05 THE COLD WAR $14.99
MERCENARY SEA #8 $2.99

OUTCAST BY KIRKMAN & AZACETA #6 $2.99
RASPUTIN #3 $3.50
REVIVAL #26 $2.99
SUNSTONE TP VOL 01 $14.99
SUPER DINOSAUR #23 $2.99
THEYRE NOT LIKE US #1 $2.99

BOOM!, DYNAMITE, FANTAGRAPHICS, IDW, KIDS COMICS, MANGA, AND OTHER PUBLISHERS
A CERTAIN MAGICAL INDEX LIGHT NOVEL SC VOL 01 $14.00
ACCEL WORLD GN VOL 02 $13.00
ACCEL WORLD NOVEL VOL 02 RED STORM PRINCESS $13.00
ADVENTURE TIME #35 $3.99
AMAZING WORLD OF GUMBALL #6 MAIN CVRS $3.99
ARCHER & ARMSTRONG TP VOL 06 AMERICAN WASTELAND $14.99
ARE YOU ALICE GN VOL 07 $13.00
BARAKAMON GN VOL 02 $15.00
BEE AND PUPPYCAT #7 MAIN CVRS $3.99
BETTY & VERONICA COMICS DIGEST #229 $4.99
BIG TROUBLE IN LITTLE CHINA #7 MAIN CVRS $3.99
BLAKE & MORTIMER GN VOL 19 TIME TRAP $15.95
BLOODY CROSS GN VOL 05 $11.99
BUTTERFLY #4 $3.99
CAPTURE CREATURES #2 MAIN CVRS $3.99
CORTO MALTESE GN UNDER THE SIGN OF CAPRICORN $29.99
CREEPING DEATH FROM NEPTUNE BASIL WOLVERTON HC VOL 01 $39.99
D FRAG GN VOL 03 $12.99
DEMON FROM AFAR GN VOL 01 $18.00
DOC SAVAGE SPECIAL 2014 $7.99
DOCTOR WHO 11TH #6 $3.99
DOCTOR WHO 12TH #3 $3.99
FATHOM SOURCEBOOK #1 DIRECT MARKET CVR $4.99
FULL COLOR GT MARVEL SILVER AGE COLL SC VOL 02 MMMS TO MARVE $29.95
GARBAGE PAIL KIDS COMIC BOOK PUKETACULAR #1 $3.99
HES MY ONLY VAMPIRE GN VOL 01 $13.00
HIGH SCHOOL DXD ASIA & KONEKO SECRET CONTRACT GN $13.00
HONEY BLOOD GN VOL 02 $9.99
IRS TP VOL 05 CORPORATE AMERICA $11.95
IS IT WRONG TRY PICK UP GIRLS IN DUNGEON NOVEL $14.00
JOE KUBERT ENEMY ACE ARTIST ED HC $?
JUDGE DREDD ANDERSON PSI DIVISION #4 $3.99
KENYA GN VOL 01 APPARITIONS $11.95
KINGDOM HEARTS II TP VOL 03 $19.00
LETTER 44 #13 $3.99
LOVE AT FOURTEEN GN VOL 01 $15.00
LUCKY LUKE TP VOL 49 DALTONS AMNESIA $11.95
MARVEL FACT FILES SPECIAL #2 WOLVERINE $32.00
MASTER KEATON GN VOL 01 URASAWA $19.99
MCBAIN #1 $3.99
MEMETIC #3 (OF 3) $4.99
MILKYWAY HITCHHIKING SC VOL 01 $30.00
MONSTER HIGH GN VOL 02 I ONLY HAVE EYE ON YOU $10.00
MY LITTLE PONY FRIENDSHIP IS MAGIC #26 $3.99
PANDORA HEARTS ODDS & ENDS ART BOOK HC $35.00
PENGUINS OF MADAGASCAR #2 (OF 4) $3.99
PREVIEWS #316 JANUARY 2015 (NET) $2.40
PURGATORI #4 $3.99
RED BARON GN VOL 02 RAIN OF BLOOD $11.95
SAM GN VOL 01 AFTER MAN $11.95
SILENT HILL DOWNPOUR ANNES STORY #4 $3.99
SLEEPY HOLLOW #3 (OF 4) $3.99
SONIC UNIVERSE #71 $3.99
SOUL EATER NOT TP VOL 04 $13.00
SOUL EATER TP VOL 23 $13.00
SPICE AND WOLF GN VOL 10 $13.00
SPICE AND WOLF NOVEL VOL 13 SIDE COLORS III $13.00
SWORD ART ONLINE FAIRY DANCE GN VOL 02 $13.00
SWORD ART ONLINE NOVEL VOL 03 FAIRY DANCE $13.00
THE AVENGER SPECIAL ONE SHOT $7.99
THE DEVILERS #5 (OF 7) $2.99
THE SHADOW 2014 ONE SHOT $7.99
TMNT GHOSTBUSTERS #3 (OF 4) $3.99
TRANSFORMERS VS GI JOE TP VOL 01 $19.99
TRIAGE X GN VOL 08 $14.00
UNITY #13 $3.99
VALERIAN GN VOL 08 HEROES OF EQUINOX $11.95
X FILES X-MAS SPECIAL $7.99
X-O MANOWAR TP VOL 07 ARMOR HUNTERS $14.99
ZOOHUNTERS #2 $3.99

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Rescue Bots are Primed for the holiday season

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Credits: Brian Thomer

Credits: Brian Thomer

Rescue Bots are Primed for the holiday season

Playskool has released their latest from the “Transformers Rescue Bots” line and these offerings provide no shortage of Optimus Prime! The “Transformers Rescue Bots Optimus Primal” and “Transformers Rescue Bots Epic Optimus Prime” figures are sure to be big hits this upcoming holiday season.

“Optimus Primal” is easily one of the coolest bots available for preschoolers. Standing over 8 inches tall, Primal transforms from Autobot to Tyrannosaurus Rex with just a twist! Then, converts right back to bot with the press of a button. These transformations are simple enough for kids ages 3-7 to master. The figure features very limited articulation to keep it manageable for the recommended age group. There is still plenty to enjoy with this Transformer as kids can activate twenty different phrases and sounds with the press of a button. And the nice thing is that the button is large and sensitive enough for kids to activate it with ease. And one has to love such great lines as “Better drill faster to prevent disaster,” “Let’s stomp, chomp and rescue” and “Good job, team, this threat is now… extinct.” Primal also has a translucent blue Energize Hide activation panels that light up while the phrases/sounds play.

Additionally, Primal’s rescue tool is a drill at the end of his left hand that spins at the press of a button. That is another great aspect of this toy for young kids as it is all one piece. No accessories to worry about being lost or swallowed.

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Comixology’s third annual holiday giveaway is on!

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Credits: DC Comics

Credits: DC Comics

Comixology’s third annual holiday giveaway is on!

It’s a digital based 3-years tradition rooted to the classic annual holiday season. Comixology has begun resuming its 12 Days of Free Comics. The third annual giveaway is ongoing from Dec. 11 up to Dec. 22.

Each day a comic book is offered for free from the digital comics distributor.

“It’s been an outstanding year for us at comiXology, and we want every comic fan to help us celebrate with our Third Annual 12 Days of Free Comics,” said comiXology co-founder and CEO David Steinberger. “It’s you, the comics fan, that push us every day to create an even brighter future for comics, graphic novels, and manga worldwide. These comics are for you!

Comixology’s Third Annual 12 Days of Free Comics speaks for itself standing apart from the longer lasting known traditional song that features Geese-a-laying. Really, though, how many 12 Drummers Drumming videos can you watch every year anyways?

The 12 Days of Free Comics has its here and now on comiXology’s publishing site.

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Be Santa’s elf with Build-A-Bear Workshop

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Fan-fave Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles are one toy representations at Build-A-Bear Workshop Credits: Nickolodeon.com

Fan-fave Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles are one toy representations at Build-A-Bear Workshop
Credits: Nickolodeon.com

Be Santa’s elf with Build-A-Bear Workshop

Whether you are looking for an interactive gift experience or wanting to reward the little one(s) for behaving so well during a day of holiday shopping, Build-A-Bear Workshop has all the current favorites for this holiday season. Stop in any Workshop, including the new pop up store in New York City’s Times Square, to build a bear based on the mega sensation of Disney’s “Frozen” or the multimedia juggernauts “The Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles” or a Christmas favorite like “Rudolph The Red Nosed Reindeer.”

For those unfamiliar, Build-A-Bear Workshop gives you the chance to literally build your own teddy bear right there in the store or you can also order online. Pick out your bear, stuff it yourself, close it up and consider yourself one of Santa’s elves working in his workshop! Build-A-Bear also has plenty of accessories one can add onto the bear, but keep in mind they are sold separately.

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First released earlier this year, “The Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles” bears sold out of their initial run, but are back and ready for you to choose from Michelangelo, Rafael, Leonardo or Donatello. The “Ninja Turtles” are not the only ’80s hit making a comeback in a new millennium, “My Little Pony” is back in a big way and Princess Celestia is proof positive of that! This royal winged unicorn is one large stuffed animal. One that almost does not fit in the pet carrier that comes with every “Build-A-Bear” animal.

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Mark Hamill to again play The Trickster on ‘The Flash’

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Credits: DC Comics

Credits: DC Comics

Mark Hamill to again play The Trickster on ‘The Flash’

DC Comics, with HitFix, announced today that Mark Hamill (“Star Wars”) has signed on to play James Jesse, aka The Trickster, in an episode of the hit new “The Flash” series.

If this announcement seems familiar, no, you have not taken a trip on The Flash’s time traveling Cosmic Treadmill. Hamill, who played The Trickster on the 1990 “The Flash” series that originally aired on CBS, will again be playing the villain on The CW‘s current “The Flash” series, starring Grant Gustin.

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