Zenescope announces ‘Oz’ series

Credits: Zenescope Entertainment
Credits: Zenescope Entertainment

Zenescope announces ‘Oz” series

Fort Washington based comic book publisher, Zenescope Entertainment, announced an ongoing “Oz” series, today, as part of their Grimm Fairy Tales Universe. Joe Brusha will be the writer of their darker re-imagining of this classic tale. Character were designed by art director Anthony Spay. Newcomer will be handling interior art on the first issue, in stores late July. The covers for that issue are done by J Scott Campbell, ArtGerm, Eric “EBAS” Basaldua, and Ale Garza.

Zenescope President and Co-founder, Joe Brusha, had this to say about “Oz”:

We’re very excited to finally reveal the fourth realm of the Grimm Fairy Tales Universe. We’ve already introduced alternate versions of Neverland and Wonderland and have been planning Oz for such a long time and now we finally get to deliver something epic to our fans. I hope they enjoy reading it as much as we’ve enjoyed creating it.

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Jennifer Lawrence presents award (and a new haircut) at GLAAD Media Awards

Credits: Lionsgate
Credits: Lionsgate

Jennifer Lawrence presents award (and a new haircut) at GLAAD Media Awards

Jennifer Lawrence joined producer Harvey Weinstein at the GLAAD Media Awards in Los Angeles Saturday night to present former President Bill Clinton with some top honors. But much of the buzz surrounding the actress’s appearance weren’t about gay rights, but rather her new haircut.

Lawrence showed off her newly chopped locks at the GLAAD Media Awards, where she mingled with guests and other stars, before presenting Clinton with the Advocate for Change Award.

Clinton joked that Lawrence (22) was too young to remember his time in office, saying, “She really was like two years old when I became president. I met her backstage and she looked like she was touring the Museum of Natural History.”

Some admins from The Hunger Games fansite The Hob were the lucky winners of a contest to attend the GLAAD Media Awards, and got to meet Lawrence. They told her everyone on Twitter was thrilled with her new ‘do.

The Hob reports the actress quipped in response, “Great, take the focus off of gay rights.”

Check out photos of Lawrence’s appearance (and her new ‘do) in the slideshow above.

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USA Today talks with Charlaine Harris about last book in her series

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Credits: Amazon.com / Charlaine
Harris.com

USA Today talks with Charlaine Harris about last book in her series

Yesterday, April 25, USA Today spoke to Charlaine Harris, the author of the Sookie Stackhouse series about the last book in the series, “Dead Ever After” and what is next for her.

Ms. Harris mentioned that she decided to end the series when she began “loosing creativity in the writing” and she hates to “continue writing a character when she has lost her love for them.” She states that she “hasn’t fallen out of love with Sookie but she just doesn’t “want to keep writing her when the thrill is gone.”

She also mentioned that she knew how the story was going to end since the second book and that not all of her fans will be happy but that she had to do what was right. But, she did mention that there were two divided groups of fans of how to end the book.

From what I see there are multiple endings- her ending up with Sam, Bill, Eric, Alcide, and/or Quinn or the sad part dying or going to fairy world. So, I am wondering about the two sides she is referring to. If it’s Eric or Bill, then which side did she choose? She made it clear in the last book that Sookie only viewed Bill as a friend, so what would the second group be? Or are fans still holding out for Bill.

They also asked her about future works as well as her plans for the future and her reading lists for the summer.

Ms. Harris mentioned the post book to the series, “After Dead: What Came Next in the World of Sookie Stackhouse”. It’s a book that tells what happened to minor characters after the series ends and it will be released in October.

She also mentioned that she is working on another paranormal trilogy that focuses on a pawn shop in Texas it is due out in spring 2014.

“Dead Ever After” is due out May 7 and is available here.

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First Look: Fearless Defenders #4AU

Credits: Marvel Comics
Credits: Marvel Comics

First Look: Fearless Defenders #4AU

Age of Ultron has swept over the Marvel Universe, but how does the event effect Valkyrie and the rest of the Fearless Defenders?

Marvel has provided us with an unlettered preview of issue #4 as we finally find out the connection between Warrior Woman and Caroline LeFay. And what’s up with the cover?

Take a peek at the preview and make your predictions before picking up the issue on May 22.

FEARLESS DEFENDERS #4AU (MAR130606)

Written by CULLEN BUNN

Art & Cover by PHIL JIMENEZ

FOC- 04/29/13 On-Sale – 05/22/13

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Valiant releases video trailer for ‘Harbinger Wars’ 8-bit game app

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Credits: Storm City / Valiant Entertainment

Valiant releases video trailer for ‘Harbinger Wars’ 8-bit game app

Valiant Comics released a video trailer today for their upcoming “Harbinger Wars: Battle for Las Vegas” video game app. The 8-bit mobile game will be hitting iOS and Android devices everywhere on May 2, 2013.

The publisher describes the game as:

Out of the pages of Valiant’s smash-hit summer crossover event and onto your favorite mobile device, Harbinger Wars: Battle for Las Vegas is a first-of-its-kind gaming experience that mirrors the events of the ongoing Valiant comic book storyline by Joshua Dysart, Duane Swierczynski and Clayton Henry.

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Storm alert: Halle Berry shown in X-Men role’s costume

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Storm alert: Halle Berry shown in X0Men role’s costumed

Filming on “X-Men: Days of Future” commences. Out of no surprise but without a sense of when, director Bryan Singer once again exhilarates fans of the franchise by sharing a picture from the production set.

Twitter was once again Singer’s mode of exhiliarating sneak peek.. This time it was Oscar-winning actress Halle Berry displaying her costume look for the fifth X-Men installment.

Short hair and in attire pieced with armored platelets, Berry seems a purely movie adaptation of the mutant wielding formidable weather fury powers.

“X-Men: Days of Future Past” jumps forward after the last movie and prequel “X-Men: First Class”, which was set in ‘60s origins of Marvel Studios super-team of mutants.

Singer has in recent past let it be known by a picture of the production’s casting board, of which was shown on his sent Tweet. The shot also set a jolt of updated coverage when three more unannounced actors were identified.

Halle Berry isn’t the only returning cast member from the first film. Of the reprisals includes Hugh Jackman, the Aussie actor done wrapping up his X-Men spinoff “The Wolverine”.

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New comic book releases 4/24/13

Credits: Image Comics
Credits: Image Comics

New comic book releases 4/24/13

New comic book releases 4/24/13. Here they are, this week’s titles! Do you know which ones you will put on your read pile this week? Whatever your choices, be sure to stop by your local comic shop, where all your favorites will be waiting. Check out the preview from Dark Horse Comics of B.D.R.P.: Vampire #2 in the associated slideshow for a peek at the direct sequel to the critically acclaimed B.D.R.P 1948 (creative team Mike Mignola, Fabio Moon, Gabriel Ba). Image Comics hits stands with what it is billing as “The comic book event of 2013”. Jupiter’s Legacy #1 teams Mark Millar and Frank Quitely on what some say is one of the freshest takes on superheroes in recent years. No matter what your cup of tea, this week’s list has something for everyone, so until next week, stack ’em high and keep on reading. Enjoy!

DC/VERTIGO

ALL STAR WESTERN #19 $3.99

ARROW #6 $3.99

BATMAN INCORPORATED #10 $2.99

BATMAN THE DARK KNIGHT #19 $2.99

BEFORE WATCHMEN COMEDIAN #6 (OF 6) $3.99

BLUE BEETLE TP VOL 02 BLUE DIAMOND (N52) $19.99

FLASH #19 $2.99

FURY OF FIRESTORM THE NUCLEAR MAN #19 $2.99

I VAMPIRE #19 $2.99

INJUSTICE GODS AMONG US #4 $3.99

JUSTICE LEAGUE DARK #19 $2.99

KATANA #3 $2.99

RED LANTERNS #19 (WRATH) $2.99

SAVAGE HAWKMAN #19 $2.99

SUPERMAN #19 $2.99

SUPERMAN BEYOND MAN OF TOMORROW TP $16.99

SUPERMAN FAMILY ADVENTURES #12 $2.99

TALON #7 $2.99

TEEN TITANS #19 $2.99

UNWRITTEN #48 $2.99

MARVEL/ICON

A PLUS X #7 NOW $3.99

ALL NEW X-MEN #8 2ND PTG IMMONEN VAR NOW $3.99

AVENGERS #10 NOW $3.99

AVENGERS ARENA #8 NOW2 $2.99

CASTLE TP RICHARD CASTLES DEADLY STORM $14.99

DARK TOWER GUNSLINGER TP $19.99

DEADPOOL #8 NOW2 $2.99

DEADPOOL KILLUSTRATED #4 (OF 4) $2.99

FANTASTIC FOUR #7 NOW2 $2.99

FF #6 NOW $2.99

FURY MAX #11 $3.99

GAMBIT #11 $2.99

GUARDIANS OF GALAXY #2 NOW $3.99

JOURNEY INTO MYSTERY #651 NOW2 $2.99

MARVEL PREVIEWS MAY 2013 EXTRAS $0.75

MARVEL UNIVERSE ULTIMATE SPIDER-MAN #13 $2.99

MMW INCREDIBLE HULK HC VOL 07 $69.99

MMW INCREDIBLE HULK HC VOL 07 DM VAR ED 193 $69.99

MMW MIGHTY THOR TP VOL 04 $24.99

MMW MIGHTY THOR TP VOL 04 DM VAR ED 52 $24.99

MORBIUS LIVING VAMPIRE #4 NOW $2.99

NEW AVENGERS #5 NOW $3.99

POWERS BUREAU #1 2ND PTG OEMING VAR $3.95

POWERS BUREAU #2 2ND PTG OEMING VAR $3.95

SCARLET SPIDER #16 $2.99

SQUADRON SUPREME TP NEW PTG $34.99

TWELVE HC $39.99

ULTIMATE COMICS SPIDER-MAN #22 $3.99

UNCANNY AVENGERS #7 NOW2 $3.99

UNCANNY AVENGERS PREM HC VOL 01 RED SHADOW NOW $24.99

UNCANNY X-MEN #5 NOW $3.99

WOLVERINE AND X-MEN #28 $3.99

X-MEN LONGSHOT TP NEW PTG $19.99

X-TERMINATION #2 (OF 2) XT $3.99

YOUNG AVENGERS #4 NOW $2.99

DARK HORSE

AMALAS BLADE #1 (OF 4) $3.50

ANGEL & FAITH #21 $2.99

ANSWER #4 (OF 4) $3.99

BPRD VAMPIRE #2 (OF 5) $3.50

CREEP HC $19.99

DARK HORSE PRESENTS #23 $7.99

MASSIVE #11 $3.50

MIND MGMT #10 $3.99

NINGENS NIGHTMARES TP $12.99

STAR WARS LEGACY #2 PRISONER O/T FLOATING WORLD $2.99

IMAGE

A DISTANT SOIL #39 $3.50

CLONE #6 $2.99

DARKNESS #112 $2.99

EAST OF WEST #1 2ND PTG $3.50

EAST OF WEST #2 $3.50

END TIMES OF BRAM & BEN #4 (OF 4) $2.99

FIVE WEAPONS #3 (OF 5) $3.50

INVINCIBLE #102 $2.99

INVINCIBLE HC VOL 08 ULTIMATE COLLECTION $39.99

JUPITERS LEGACY #1 $2.99

LOST VEGAS #2 (OF 4) $3.50

MANHATTAN PROJECTS #11 $3.50

MIGHTY SKULLKICKERS #1 CVR A HUANG & ZUB $3.50

MORNING GLORIES #26 $1.00

MORNING GLORIES TP VOL 04 TRUANTS $14.99

WHISPERS #5 $2.99

WITCH DOCTOR MALPRACTICE #6 (OF 6) $2.99

MISCELLANEOUS PUBLISHERS

ALAN ROBERT KILLOGY #4 (OF 4) $3.99

BART SIMPSON COMICS #82 $2.99

CAPTAIN PUGWASH COMIC BOOK COLL $14.99

COURTNEY CRUMRIN SPEC ED HC VOL 03 $24.99

DEATHMATCH #5 MAIN COVERS $3.99

DEATHMATCH TP VOL 01 $9.99

DOUBLE FINE ACTION COMICS TP VOL 01 $19.99

DOUBLE FINE ACTION COMICS TP VOL 02 $19.99

FREELANCERS #5 MAIN CVRS $3.99

GI JOE #3 $3.99

HAUNTED HORROR #4 $3.99

HELHEIM #2 $3.99

HIGH WAYS #4 (OF 4) $3.99

JENNIFER BLOOD #26 $3.99

JERUSALEM STORY OF CITY GN $24.99

JOE HILL TERRIFYINGLY TRAGIC TREASURY ED $9.99

JUDGE DREDD YEAR ONE #2 $3.99

KILL SHAKESPEARE TIDE OF BLOOD #3 (OF 5) $3.99

MARBLE SEASON HC $21.95

MARK RYDEN GAY 90S HC $39.95

MASKS #6 $3.99

MY LITTLE PONY FRIENDSHIP IS MAGIC #6 $3.99

MY LITTLE PONY MICRO SERIES #3 (OF 6) RARITY $3.99

PEANUTS VOL 2 #8 $3.99

PREVIEWS #296 MAY 2013 $2.70

QUEEN SONJA #35 $3.99

RACHEL RISING #16 $3.99

SHADOW #12 $3.99

SHADOWMAN (VU) TP VOL 01 BIRTH RITES $9.99

STAR TREK HOW TO SPEAK KLINGON HC $16.95

STEED AND MRS PEEL ONGOING #7 $3.99

SUPERMAN GLOWING KRYPTONITE & BOOK KIT $9.95

TMNT ONGOING #21 $3.99

TRUE BLOOD ONGOING #12 $3.99

VADERS LITTLE PRINCESS HC $14.95

WHO IS AC GN $14.99

WHO IS AC HC GN $21.99

KIDS COMICS

BETTY & VERONICA DOUBLE DOUBLE DIGEST #212 (NOTE PRICE) $5.99

KNUCKLES THE ECHIDNA ARCHIVES TP VOL 04 $9.99

MANGA

ALICE I/T COUNTRY OF HEARTS MY FANATIC RABBIT GN VOL 02 $11.99

ANIMAL LAND GN VOL 07 $10.99

ARISA GN VOL 10 $10.99

ATELIER ARTWORKS OF ARLAND SC $44.99

BLACK BUTLER TP VOL 13 $11.99

BRIDE OF THE WATER GOD TP VOL 13 $9.99

BUNNY DROP GN VOL 08 $13.99

DOUBT OMNIBUS GN VOL 01 $18.99

FLOWERS OF EVIL GN VOL 05 $10.95

GANTZ TP VOL 27 $13.99

IS THIS A ZOMBIE GN VOL 04 $11.99

KNIGHTS OF SIDONIA GN VOL 02 $12.95

MELANCHOLY OF HARUHI SUZUMIYA GN VOL 15 $11.99

PEPITA INOUE MEETS GUADI HC VOL 01 $24.99

X 3-IN-1 ED TP VOL 05 $19.99

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Hammer swing & a miss: Yet unseen scenes from ‘Thor: The Dark World’ trailer

Credits: Marvel.com
Credits: Marvel.com

Hammer swing & a miss: Yet unseen scenes from ‘Thor: The Dark World’ trailer

Loki instigates an expletive worthy finale at the end of the first official trailer for “Thor: The Dark World”. Actor Tom Hiddleston had previously given Loki a fandom within 2011s “Thor”, cementing the rogue Asgardian royal being the love-to-hate bad guy of the Marvel Shared Cinematic Universe right up to the punctuating end of Phase One in “The Avengers”.

Phase Two’s “Thor: The Dark World” starring Chris Hemsworth will move from the dimensional realm of cold-environ dwelling giants to the dark faerie beings of Svartalfheim this Nov. 8. Over the past year a good number off updates and quotes brought a good number of expectations for this action-drama take of superhero level entities. The trailer delivers a decent gander at a movie with an outside this Earthly realm theme.

Like Loki sans costume, there are a few aspects missing in the run of clips.

Algrim the Strong: Kurse

The Destroyer mustered up to be the antagonistic heavyweight for Thor to haul off a comparable cinematic brawl-fest within the titular prior film. Then, two rivalry dust ups in “The Avengers” set by the Hulk and Iron Man offered another course for the Thunder God to withdraw restraint from his gale force of powers. As of the upcoming sequel, it looks to be that the champion Dark Elf Algrim will test Thor’s fighting capabilities. That glimpse for a collision of two super-contenders remains absent so far.

 

Dark Elves

This new trailer gave us a first look at the Lord of Dark Elves Malekith (Chris Eccleston) on how he’ll appear on the Silver Screen. Outside their ruler, the Dark Elves were not given a close up. Svartalfheim wonders and populace took a back seat for the romance compounding Thor and Jane Foster (Natalie Portman) — in display as the Asgardian fends off outside forces threatening her safety.

The Warriors Three

Sif (Jaimie Alexander) had a lightning flash profile within the stream of clips. Still, the trio famed throughout Asgard and become fan-favorites were not given even a snapshot. With Zachary Levi now playing the cavalier swag in dashing demeanor Fandral, a snippet of them standing together or taking action is one must-see a “Thor” fanbase can’t wait to espy.

See more about “Thor: The Dark World” on Marvel.com.

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Writer of ‘Truth: Red, White and Black’, Robert Morales passes away at age 54

Credits: Marvel Comics
Credits: Marvel Comics

Writer of ‘Truth: Red, White and Black’, Robert Morales passes away at age 54

Writer of ‘Truth: Red, White, and Black‘, Robert Morales, passes away at age 54. Several comic industry sites including Bleeding Cool, CBR, BFMC, and Comicmix are all reporting that the incredibly talented Robert Morales passed away. Robert Morales was a former art editor at VIBE Magazine as well as a longtime entertainment journalist. Some of his most powerful work hit comic stands in 2002 with the pages of Marvel Comics Truth: Red, White and Black #1 (of a 7 issue limited series). Marvel billed the series with the following log line “In the tradition of ORIGIN, Marvel reveals the shocking secret history of Captain America! In 1940 there was a man who had many of the same qualities as Steve Rogers, save for one, the color of his skin, and TRUTH is his story!” With it’s powerful storyline, the series made not only the comic industry sit up and take notice, but also the entertainment industry. Entertainment Weekly ran an article on the re-imagining of the shield slinging hero’s origin (check out the associated video if you aren’t familiar with Steve Roger’s story). CBR ran the following quote from current Marvel Editor in Chief Axel Alonso taken from an interview from 2011“When we posted our first image of Isaiah Bradley — the silhouette of an African-American man in a Captain America costume — the media latched onto it as a story of interest, but a lot of internet folks lined up against it, assuming, for whatever reason, that it would disparage the legacy of Steve Rogers. By the time the story was done, the dialog around the series had substantially changed. One high-profile reviewer even wrote a column admitting he’d unfairly pre-judged the series, that he now saw it was about building bridges between people, not burning them — which I deeply respected. It’s especially meaningful when you edit a story that functions as a little more than pure entertainment.” Mr. Morales also contributed text pieces to Heavy Metal Magazine and followed up the success of Truth with a run on Marvel Comics Captain America (2004) with issues #21-28.

Mr. Morales leaves behind his mother and father. His brilliance, vision and humanity will be missed

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Director Francis Lawrence confirms ‘The Hunger Games: Catching Fire’ has wrapped

Credits: Lionsgate
Credits: Lionsgate

Director Francis Lawrence confirms ‘The Hunger Games: Catching Fire’ has wrapped

The Hunger Games: Catching Fire director Francis Lawrence has confirmed to reporters that the movie has wrapped filming, and is in the process of being edited.

Lawrence addressed the film’s status Thursday while speaking at CinemaCon.

Catching Fire officially wrapped filming in December, but cast and crew returned to Hawaii in February and March for additional filming — and since then, there have been reports of even more filming on the movie. Post-production audio was even recorded as recently as last weekend in Atlanta.

However, Lawrence says there is no more filming taking place and it’s time to finish editing.

The first trailer for the movie was finally unveiled last weekend at the MTV Movie Awards, and it’s just been revealed that the Catching Fire trailer will also be shown ahead of Iron Man 3 when it opens in theaters next month.

Once he’s done editing Catching Fire, Lawrence has more work ahead of him. He’s signed on to direct both Mockingjay movies, which are reported to start filming in September.

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