A New Hero Rises to take on the Court of Owls in ‘Talon’

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A New Hero Rises to take on the Court of Owls in ‘Talon’

Today sees the release of the “Talon” Volume 1: Scourge of the Owls trade paperback, collecting issues #0-7 of the series from DC Comics. This spin-off from the incredibly popular “Batman: Court of Owls” storyline is co-plotted by “Batman” writer Scott Snyder and James Tynion IV with scripting by Tynion and art by Guillem March with additional pencils by Juan Jose Ryp and inks by Vicente Cifuentes.

“Talon” follows Calvin Rose, a Haly’s Circus escape artist recruited by the Court of Owls secret society years ago to be their assassin. However, after completing his training to become the Court’s Talon, Rose quickly determined the Owls were not what he was promised and fled Gotham City to escape them. After years on the run, Rose sees a weakened Court after the events in the Batman event “Night of the Owls” and realizes if he finishes them off, he can finally stop running.

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New Comic Books Releases 8/28/13

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Credits: DC Comics

New Comic Books Releases 8/28/13

Let’s get things rolling with a peek at some of this week’s titles! First up is Marvel Comics with Journey Into Mystery (2011) #655 (Kathryn Immonen, Valerio Schiti) in which the ‘Seeds of Destruction’ storyline comes to a conclusion and features some incredible cover art from the talented Jeff Deka. DC Comics brings the ultimate super duo with Batman Superman #3 (Greg Pak, Jae Lee). IDW Publishing wraps things up in the limited series Thumbprint with Thumbprint #3 (of 3) (Joe Hill, Jason Ciaramella, Vic Malhotra) for those looking for a little thriller/mystery infused storytelling. Or, maybe you want some throwback action from characters you remember from childhood. Maybe you want some GI Joe action. IDW has what you need in the pages of GI Joe #7 (Fred Van Lente, Steve Kurth, Steve Kurth, Jamal Igle). For a little GI Joe trivia fun, check out the article associated video to test your knowledge. Red 5 Comics brings the “action-science adventure” with Atomic Robo Real Science Adventures (2012) #10 (Brian Clevinger, Erich Owen, Scott Wegener). Boom! Studios is out of the blocks with a new story arc in Fanboys vs Zombies #17 (Shane Houghton, Bryan Turner). What’s cooking over at Image Comics? How about some Lazarus #3 (Greg Rucka, Michael Lark) with part 3 of “Family” storyline. So, maybe the peek at some of this week’s releases has got your mind racing on what you’d like to check out this week. Great! Go with that feeling and head down to your local comic shop to pick up this week’s hot picks. Until next week, Enjoy!

New Comics – August 28, 2013

Marvel

A PLUS X (2012) #11

AMAZING SPIDER-MAN (1999) #700 5TH PRINT

ASTONISHING X-MEN (2004) #66

AVENGERS ARENA (2012) #14

CAPTAIN AMERICA (2012) #10

CAPTAIN MARVEL (2012) #15

DEADPOOL (2012) #15

DEADPOOL KILLUSTRATED (2013) #1 DFE S&N

FANTASTIC FOUR (2012) #1 DFE S&N

FF (2012) #11
FF (2012) #1 DFE S&N

GAMBIT (2012) #16

JOURNEY INTO MYSTERY (2011) (#622-UP) #655

NEW AVENGERS (2013) #9

SCARLET SPIDER (2012) #21

SECRET AVENGERS (2013) #8

THANOS RISING (2013) #5

THOR: GOD OF THUNDER (2012) #12

ULTIMATE COMICS: SPIDER-MAN (2011) #26

UNCANNY AVENGERS (2012) #11

UNCANNY X-MEN (2013) #11

VENOM (2011) #28 DFE S&N

WOLVERINE & THE X-MEN (2011) #35

WOLVERINE MAX (2012) #10

YOUNG AVENGERS (2013) #9

DC Comics

ADVENTURES OF SUPERMAN (2013) #4

ALL-STAR WESTERN (2011) #23

AMERICAN VAMPIRE ANTHOLOGY (2013) #1

AQUAMAN (2011) #23

BATMAN (2011) #21 2ND PRINT

BATMAN INCORPORATED SPECIAL (2013) #1
BATMAN INCORPORATED SPECIAL (2013) #1 VARIANT

BATMAN/SUPERMAN (2013) #3
BATMAN/SUPERMAN (2013) #3 COMBO
BATMAN/SUPERMAN (2013) #3 SKETCH CV
BATMAN/SUPERMAN (2013) #3 VARIANT

BATMAN: THE DARK KNIGHT (2011) #23
BATMAN: THE DARK KNIGHT (2011) #23 VARIANT

CATWOMAN (2011) #23

FBP: FEDERAL BUREAU OF PHYSICS (2013) #2

FLASH (2011) #23

GREEN TEAM (2013) #4

INJUSTICE: GODS AMONG US (2013) #8

JUSTICE LEAGUE (2011) #22 2ND PRINT

JUSTICE LEAGUE (2011) #23
JUSTICE LEAGUE (2011) #23 COMBO
JUSTICE LEAGUE (2011) #23 SKETCH CV
JUSTICE LEAGUE (2011) #23 VARIANT

LARFLEEZE (2013) #3
LARFLEEZE (2013) #3 VARIANT

RED LANTERNS (2011) #23
RED LANTERNS (2011) #23 VARIANT

SUPERMAN (2011) #23

TALON (2012) #11

TEEN TITANS (2011) #23

TOM STRONG & THE PLANET OF PERIL (2013) #2

UNWRITTEN (2009) #52

Dark Horse Comics

ANGEL & FAITH (2011) #25 ISAACS
ANGEL & FAITH (2011) #25 MORRIS

CAPTAIN MIDNIGHT (2013) #2

ITTY BITTY HELLBOY (2013) #1

KING CONAN: HOUR OF THE DRAGON (2013) #4

MASS EFFECT: FOUNDATION (2013) #2

MASSIVE (2012) #15

MIND MGMT (2012) #14

STAR WARS: LEGACY (VOL. 2) (2013) #6

STATION TO STATION (2013) #1

WAKE (2013) #1 DIRECTOR’S

Image Comics

LAZARUS (2013) #2 2ND PRINT

LAZARUS (2013) #3

MIND THE GAP (2012) #13 A
MIND THE GAP (2012) #13 B

MORNING GLORIES (2010) #30

SECRET (2012) #3

SEX (2013) #6

SKULLKICKERS (2010) #24

SUPER DINOSAUR (2011) #20

THINK TANK (2012) #9

Independent Publishers

Aazurn Publishing

ENVY ONE-SHOT (2013) #1

Amigo Comics

ARCANE SECRETS (2013) #1

Antarctic Press

GOLD DIGGER: GINA VS. PENNY ONE-SHOT (2013) #1

LAST ZOMBIE: THE END (2013) #4

Aspen

ALL NEW FATHOM (2013) #2 A
ALL NEW FATHOM (2013) #2 B
ALL NEW FATHOM (2013) #2 C

EXECUTIVE ASSISTANT ASSASSINS (2012) #14 A
EXECUTIVE ASSISTANT ASSASSINS (2012) #14 B
EXECUTIVE ASSISTANT ASSASSINS (2012) #14 C

OVERTAKEN (2013) #1 A
OVERTAKEN (2013) #1 B

Avatar Comics

CROSSED ANNUAL (2013) #1 CHEERFUL

EXTINCTION PARADE (2013) #2
EXTINCTION PARADE (2013) #2 BLOODWASH
EXTINCTION PARADE (2013) #2 END OF
EXTINCTION PARADE (2013) #2 WRAPAROUND

UBER (2013) #0 BREAK DOWN
UBER (2013) #2 WAR CRIMES

Black Mask

OCCUPY COMICS (2013) #3

Bongo Comics

FUTURAMA COMICS (2000) #68

Boom Studios Publishing

FANBOYS VS. ZOMBIES (2012) #17

PEANUTS (VOL. 2) (2012) #11
PEANUTS (VOL. 2) (2012) #11 1ST APP

REGULAR SHOW (2013) #3 A
REGULAR SHOW (2013) #3 B
REGULAR SHOW (2013) #3 C
REGULAR SHOW (2013) #3 D

STEED & MRS. PEEL (VOL. 2) (2012) #11

DYNAMITE Entertainment

DAMSELS: GIANT KILLER ONE-SHOT (2013) #1

DRESDEN FILES: GHOUL GOBLIN (2013) #6

GREEN HORNET (2013) #5
GREEN HORNET (2013) #5 B&W
GREEN HORNET (2013) #5 SUBSCRIPT
GREEN HORNET (2013) #5 VIRGIN CVR

MISS FURY (2013) #5 BENITEZ
MISS FURY (2013) #5 CHEN
MISS FURY (2013) #5 CHEN B&W
MISS FURY (2013) #5 GARZA RISQ
MISS FURY (2013) #5 TAN
MISS FURY (2013) #5 TAN B&W
MISS FURY (2013) #5 WORLEY

UNCANNY (2013) #3
UNCANNY (2013) #3 SUBSCRIPT

VAMPIRELLA (2010) #33 NEVES
VAMPIRELLA (2010) #33 PARRILLO

WARLORD OF MARS: DEJAH THORIS (2011) #28 DFE ALT CV

IDW Publishing

DOCTOR WHO: PRISONERS OF TIME (2013) #8 A
DOCTOR WHO: PRISONERS OF TIME (2013) #8 B
DOCTOR WHO: PRISONERS OF TIME (2013) #8 INCENTIVE

GI JOE (#156-UP) (2010) #193
GI JOE (#156-UP) (2010) #193 INCENTIVE

GI JOE (2013) #7 A
GI JOE (2013) #7 B
GI JOE (2013) #7 INCENTIVE

GODZILLA: RULERS OF THE EARTH (2013) #3

JERICHO: SEASON 4 (2012) #4 A
JERICHO: SEASON 4 (2012) #4 B

JUDGE DREDD CLASSICS (2013) #2

KILL SHAKESPEARE: TIDE OF BLOOD (2013) #5

KISS KIDS (2013) #1 INCENTIVE

MY LITTLE PONY: FRIENDSHIP IS MAGIC (2012) #10 A
MY LITTLE PONY: FRIENDSHIP IS MAGIC (2012) #10 B
MY LITTLE PONY: FRIENDSHIP IS MAGIC (2012) #10 INCENTIVE

TEENAGE MUTANT NINJA TURTLES (2011) #1 PENNY

TEENAGE MUTANT NINJA TURTLES (2011) #25 A
TEENAGE MUTANT NINJA TURTLES (2011) #25 B
TEENAGE MUTANT NINJA TURTLES (2011) #25 INCENTIVE

THUMBPRINT (JOE HILL) (2013) #3

TRANSFORMERS PRIME: BEAST HUNTERS (2013) #4
TRANSFORMERS PRIME: BEAST HUNTERS (2013) #4 INCENTIVE
TRANSFORMERS PRIME: BEAST HUNTERS (2013) #4 SUBSCRIPT

TRANSFORMERS: MORE THAN MEETS THE EYE (2011) #20 A
TRANSFORMERS: MORE THAN MEETS THE EYE (2011) #20 B

TRANSFORMERS: REGENERATION ONE (2012) #94 A
TRANSFORMERS: REGENERATION ONE (2012) #94 B

Microcosm Publishing

HENRY & GLENN: FOREVER & EVER (2013) #1 A
HENRY & GLENN: FOREVER & EVER (2013) #1 B

Oni Press Inc.

STRANGERS (2013) #3

WASTELAND (2006) #47

Red 5 Comics

ATOMIC ROBO: REAL SCIENCE ADVENTURES (2012) #10

Titan Distributing

TOMORROWLAND (2013) #2

Tool Publications

WESTWARD (2012) #5

Valiant Comics

QUANTUM & WOODY (2013) #1 3RD PRINT

Zenescope Entertainment Inc

GRIMM FAIRY TALES 2013 SPECIAL EDITION (2013) #1 A
GRIMM FAIRY TALES 2013 SPECIAL EDITION (2013) #1 B
GRIMM FAIRY TALES 2013 SPECIAL EDITION (2013) #1 C
GRIMM FAIRY TALES 2013 SPECIAL EDITION (2013) #1 D

GRIMM FAIRY TALES: NO TOMORROW (2013) #1 A
GRIMM FAIRY TALES: NO TOMORROW (2013) #1 B
GRIMM FAIRY TALES: NO TOMORROW (2013) #1 C
GRIMM FAIRY TALES: NO TOMORROW (2013) #1 D

ROBYN HOOD: WANTED (2013) #4 A
ROBYN HOOD: WANTED (2013) #4 B

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Stef Dawson Cast as Annie Cresta in ‘The Hunger Games: Mockingjay’

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Stef Dawson Cast as Annie Cresta in ‘The Hunger GHames: Mockingjay’

In one of the most-anticipated casting announcements to date for The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Parts 1 and 2, Lionsgate has confirmed that actress Stef Dawson will play the role of Annie Cresta in the two-part finale of the blockbuster franchise.

The Australian actress will play the mentally troubled love interest of Finnick Odair (Sam Claflin). Fans have been clamoring for news on who will play Annie since pre-production began on Catching Fire, as there was debate over whether the character would possible appear in the second Hunger Games movie.

Dawson’s casting is the second official announcement to be made about the Mockingjay cast. Last week, Lionsgate revealed that Game of Thrones actress Natalie Dormer would be portraying Cressida in the movie.

Mockingjay is set to begin filming next month. The two-part movie will be released consecutively in November 2014 and November 2015.

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Is Season Seven the Last for ‘True Blood’?

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Is Season Seven the Last for ‘True Blood’?

True Blood”s” season six finale aired last Saturday but it drew less viewers overall than any season before and the finale drew fewer viewers than this season’s opener and the fifth season’s finale. So, does this mean the end for many fans favorite supernatural show?

This should not come as a surprise to many “True Blood” fans but the executive producers are beginning talks as to whether this upcoming seventh season will be the supernatural shows last one.

TVLINE.com announced yesterday, Aug. 23, that a decision should be coming within the next few weeks but that doesn’t mean that fans will find out that soon.

With the change in writers and to some the constant bombarding of political and religious undertones, and too many scattered stories may have brought the end of the onetime HBO hit series.
The show had a huge following but many blame the fifth season for the loss of fans, when the Vampire Authority took so much of the storyline and the main character, Sookie Stackhouse wasn’t even a main part of the show.

Would the end also be near because with only 10 episodes, many of the actors have pursued other projects and even family?

Is it that the story has been told? What do you think? The actors’ contracts are up after season seven, would this be a good time to end the story?

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Is Venom’s Time in Philly ending?

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Is Venom’s Time in Philly Ending?

As reported today on Marvel.com, the “Venom” series is coming to an end with issue #42 in October. In November, Flash Thompson, aka Venom, will be heading back to New York City to face the Superior Spider-Man in a story called “Darkest Hours,” beginning in “Superior Spider-Man” #22. Whether that means a permanent address change for Venom, or his new sidekick Mania, remains to be seen.

Either way, it means the end of the only regular representation of the city of Philadelphia in the Marvel Universe. Philly has been a part of the last dozen issues of what will be the longest running “Venom” series ever, even those starring original Venom host – Eddie Brock, but, with no “Venom” series, the future of the City of Brotherly Love in Marvel Comics is uncertain. It is possible that the current series is ending to make way for a new relaunch or even a Mania series, but Marvel and current “Venom” writer, Cullen Bunn, are not revealing any details. Other then to say there are big plans in store for Venom and that Bunn said he is “not done with symbiotes just yet.” So, with that in mind, be sure to continue supporting the “Venom” series.

The “Venom” series did a great deal to develop Philadelphia in the Marvel Universe, where, previously, the city was mostly a blank slate.

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Natalie Dormer officially cast in ‘The Hunger Games: Mockingjay’ two-part movie

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Natalie dormer officially cast in ‘The Hunger games: Mockingjay’ two-part movie

Game of Thrones actress Natalie Dormer is joining another set of games, having been cast as Cressida in The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Parts 1 and 2.

Dormer’s casting is the first official announcement about new cast members in Mockingjay, which is set to begin filming next month.

Dormer will play Cressida, who is a former director for the Capitol, who joins the rebellion along with her camera crew and an assistant. She follows Katniss, filming propaganda films to support the rebel movement.

The press release also includes a first look at Lionsgate’s official synopsis for the two-part Mockingjay finale:

Directed by Francis Lawrence and based on the novel “Mockingjay” by Suzanne Collins, THE HUNGER GAMES: MOCKINGJAY PARTS 1 & 2 make up the third and fourth installments of heroine Katniss Everdeen’s (Jennifer Lawrence) journey as she leads the districts of Panem in a rebellion against the tyrannical and corrupt Capitol. As the war that will determine the fate of Panem escalates, Katniss must decipher for herself who she can trust and what needs to be done, with everything she cares for in the balance.

What do you think of Dormer’s casting in Mockingjay? Tell us in the comments below!

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‘World’s End’ androids and ‘Mortal Instruments’ angels can’t unseat ‘The Butler’

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World’s End’ androids and ‘Mortal Instruments’ angels can’t unseat ‘The Butler’

Forrest Whitaker and Oprah Winfrey march forward as leads in an all-star ensemble within their co-starring “Lee Daniels’ The Butler”, which withstands comedy-drama, fantasy-adventure, horror and action-comedy to retain the box offices top rank two weeks back-to-back, reports Box Office Mojo.

A near past 2013 proposed two films where the White House had to withstand take-overs complete with stand-off explosives and shoot ‘em up showdowns. A sounder in structure White House in “The Butler” withstands turmoil in presidencies, family and social events, a storyline with ticket sales totaling a two-week estimate of 52.2 million, $17. Million of which was part and parcel of August weekend 23 to 25.

The sleeper comedy “We’re the Millers” two-peats at second place, this weekend at $13.5 million. And all the while the comedy starring real-life couple Jennifer Aniston and Jason Sudeikis surpasses the business of half-angels – staving off the supernatural action-flick “The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones”. The YA adaptation was able to windfall only $9.3 million on its first opening weekend.

Also sharing a debut over August 23 to 25 is Simon Pegg starring “The World’s End”. Part sci-fi, part comedy and co-written by Pegg himself all starts off with $8.9 million, taking third place at the recent box office estimates.

Comic book movies “Kick-Ass 2” and “2 Guns” both fell to a respective tenth and eleventh place. On its second weekend, the hard-hitting geek-turns-superhero movie struck a $4.2 million sum. “2 Guns” took in $3.3 million after four weeks.

Family entertainer “Planes” was at fifth ($8.5 million) with the following listers rounding down the top ten: “Elysium, $7.1 million; “You’re Next”, $7. Million; “Percy Jackson: Sea of Monsters”, $5.2 million; “Blue Jasmine”, $4.3 million.

(Box Office Mojo)

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