New Trailer for Marvel’s Ant Man
Paul Rudd wants to call up the Avengers in the final trailer for Marvel’s Ant Man!
Ant Man from Marvel studios – arrives in cinemas July 17th 2015
New Trailer for Marvel’s Ant Man
Paul Rudd wants to call up the Avengers in the final trailer for Marvel’s Ant Man!
Ant Man from Marvel studios – arrives in cinemas July 17th 2015
Doctor Fate #1
Review by Paul Bowler
A new era begins in Doctor Fate #1 as a storm rages over Brooklyn., the Egyptian Lord of the Dead is set to unleash a terrifying flood upon the world, and soon the young Egyptian-American med student Khalid Nassor will become the next person to wear the fabled helmet of Fate – but learning to control his newfound mystical abilities will prove far from easy…
DC Comics brand new Dr Fate series, written by Paul Levitz, together with art by Sonny Liew, colors by Lee Loughridge, and letters by Nick J. Napolitano, ushers in a bold new direction for the character.
Doctor Fate #1 follows on directly from events seen in DC’s free Dr Fate Sneak Peak, as Khalid Nasser takes refuge from the storm in the Brooklyn Museum, and encounters an exhibit where an unearthly voice reveals that Amun-Ra has decreed that he use the helmet of Fate to save the world from the flood Anubis has released to usurp the natural order of things.
Blood of the Pharaohs is an engaging and thoughtful opener to this new Dr Fate series, there’s plenty here for fans of the character to enjoy, and it also provides an excellent jumping on point for new readers too. Paul Levitz skilfully mixes the myth and magical elements with Khalid’s life in the modern world. Freaked out by what he’s seen, Khalid legs it out of museum and decides to make his way home on the subway. Levitz uses this opportunity to introduce us to Khalid’s world as he ambles down to the platform: there’s a fun series of text messages between Khalid and his girlfriend, Shaya, a call from his mom, his cat, Puck, meanders home between the raindrops, and Khalid’s dad is busily driving an irate passenger to the airport in his cab.
Considering how Dr Fate has spent the latter half of his time in The New 52 either being beaten senseless or left raving half out of his mind, this new version of Khalid / Dr Fate comes across as just an everyday student, someone with an everyday life and family, and it brings a refreshingly modern slant to the character.
With his distinct sketchy cartoon style, Sonny Liew’s artwork is a perfect fit for this modern take on the character, and it brings Levitz’s magical blend of Egyptian mysticism, wry humour, and brooding atmosphere together with the legacy of Dr Fate to craft something very special indeed. The characters expressions are rendered beautifully, conveying every nuance and emotion. The rain swept streets of Brooklyn look brilliant, I adore how Puck the cat wanders so casually through the narrative, its sublime, and the big set-piece in the subway station is absolutely thrilling. The colors by Lee Loughridge gloriously complements Levitz’s art with vividly eloquent tones, and the letters by Nick J. Napolitano bring a distinct edge and heightened sense of clarity to the issues most pivotal scenes.
As the fates converge the time comes for Khalid to accept his destiny, the issue brings this origin story full circle, and a new Dr Fate emerges amidst a wonderful mosaic of images that meld reality and magic like never before. Throw in this issues closing, and somewhat sinister final scene, and you will be left eager for more. Sonny Liew’s imaginative cover is amazing, it really makes this book jump out at you, and I also really liked Ibrahim Moustafa’s variant cover as well. I think Paul Levitz has done a fantastic job with the characters and the storyline for this first issue, the premise works so well, and with Sonny Liew’s excellent artwork, Doctor Fate looks set to become one of DC’s standout new titles of 2015.
Review by Paul Bowler
Some months have passed since the Joker unleashed the Endgame virus on Gotham City. Now in Batman #41 we rejoin a city whose infrastructure and citizens are far from healed. Gotham’s Dark Knight has fallen, but a new era will rise, one where Jim Gordon take over the fight against crime following Batman’s demise – equipped with an advanced high-tech Bat-Suit – to become the all new Batman and protector of Gotham City!
Following the epic showdown between Batman and the Joker in Endgame, the time has come to discover where Snyder Snyder’s and Greg Capullo’s next major story-arc will take us. After all the teasing images and New Comic Book Day sneak peeks the “All New Batman” finally makes his debut in Batman #41, as Scott Snyder’s fifth year in Gotham ushers in a whole new direction for Batman when Jim Gordon suits up as Gotham’s new robotic Dark Knight.
The people of Gotham are still recovering from the carnage that Endgame wrought upon the city and their lives. Batman has seemly perished along with the Joker during their fateful final battle. A new Bat-Signal beams down from the night sky as Jim Gordon gets ready to hit the streets in his new Bat-Suit, plummeting from a modified airship to face a bio-electrical creature attacking Little Cuba in the Narrows. After months of training and indecision, the time has finally come for Jim Gordon to find out if he’s ready to be Batman!
Endgame was certainly a game changer, in every respect. So, how do you follow that? Easy, instead of just putting someone else in the cape and cowl who we might’ve expected to carry on the legacy of the Dark Knight, Scott Snyder boldly circumvents the been there, done that, and already got the T-Shirt approach to bring us something far more innovative and unexpected in Batman #41 as Jim Gordon takes centre stage in the new Bat-Suit. The GCPD’s most stalwart Police Commissioner and former Marine is the third character Scott Snyder has written for in the Batman suit. This issue really allows Jim Gordon a chance to shine like never before as Snyder intercuts present events with Jim’s journey to becoming Batman over the last three months, from his initial meeting with Geri Powers, to sharing his thoughts with Harvey Bullock about the project, the ingenious narrative approach will keep you thinking “Bat-Thoughts” all the way, and it even knowingly speaks to some fans reservations when Jim claps eyes on the Nano-Carbon “Robobat-Bunny” suit for the first time.
This issue also introduces Geri Powers, the CEO of Powers International, who has big plans to honour the memory of Batman’s work, one what will shape the very future of law enforcement in Gotham City. Jim and Geri have a lot in common, and their banter makes for some of the issues best moments. They seem to share a vision to restore peoples trust in the city and the systems which run it, the GCPD didn’t exactly do a very good job protecting Gotham’s citizens during the Endgame crisis, so their new Batman will become an extension of Gotham City itself rather than being perceived as an outlaw, and hopefully rebuild faith in the city.
Greg Capullo’s art is as exceptional as we’ve come to expect from his work on this series. His portrayal of Gotham is as impressive as ever, Capullo seamlessly melds current events with the flashbacks, and it’s fascinating to see these insights into Gordon’s path to accepting his new role as Batman. Danny Miki’s inks complements Capullo’s art perfectly, bringing added intensity and clarity to every page, while FCO’s exquisite colors and tones heighten the emotional impact of Batman’s demise while balancing it with the exciting debut of the new robotic-suited Batman.
From the opening monologue in the twilight, to the stark symbolism of the new Bat-Signal mirroring how much things have changed since Endgame, though to Jim’s first mission in the Bat-Suit – and just for the record, I loved the app for those color schemes – the times they sure are a changing. The suit itself is a terrific design, one that’s bristling with high-tech wizardry, armaments, gadgets, and perhaps most surprisingly of all, it also possesses incredible agility that belies the suits size. It’s not long before Batman is going toe to toe with the bioelectric creature in Little Cuba, the battle is intense to say the least, but it is Jim’s experience and quick thinking that soon pins down who is actually controlling the creature and where they really are.
Capullo has also given Gordon a new look. Jim has been hitting the gym – no pun intended – and the training has certainly paid off. Thrown in a new buzz cut, lose the moustache, and 46 year-old Gordon looks completely different – younger even, ripped, but still very much the Jim Gordon of old. Does it stretch credibility too far? Well, perhaps just as tad, but once you actually see Jim in action wearing the new suit and get on board with his reasoning behind what he’s trying to accomplish by becoming Batman, everything just seems to click into place, and holy Bat-Bot Batman, does that bunny-eared robo-suit have some tricks up its sleeves! This is a Batman working inside the law, as part of the system, but more importantly it gives credence as to why Jim needs to be physically fit, he can’t always rely on the power of the high-tech Bat-Suit, as being the right man to be Batman sometimes means using stealth rather than bruit force to get the job done…
Batman #41: Superheavy Part 1 confidently sets up this brand new story arc in fine style, it might be all monsters and robots on the surface, but its the underlying themes of what Gordon and Powers are trying to achieve that knits everything together so well. Jim has been provided with a great supporting cast of characters too, I especially liked the scene with Lieutenant Bullock, there’s even a new “cave” of sorts, and it all makes the transition into this new era that much easier to accept – if anything it feels like a completely natural progression of events following Endgame.
So… is Batman #41 any good, does this new Jim-Bat concept really work, that’s the burning question isn’t it? Well, it’s difficult to decide after only one issue, but I‘d say that Snyder and Capullo have played an absolute blinder here. It does work, it’s as though they’ve spliced the classic Batman elements with the GCPD, added a Sci-Fi sheen of Robocop, and the result is probably one of their boldest, action-packed, and most off-the-wall stories ever. I’ll be the first to admit, I’m still not 100% completely sold on the idea, but it did genuinely surprise me just how good this new Bat-Bot / Jim Gordon storyline actually turned out to be.
This may not be the Batman we are accustomed to, but it’s going to be a blast to see how Jim Gordon settles into his new role and I’m looking forward to seeing what’s in store for Gotham’s Nano-Carbon Dark Knight. Snyder and Capullo have certainly defied all our expectations once again! Gotham’s new robotic-suited protector makes an impressive debut in Batman #41, in a slick, exhilarating, and thrilling new storyline – together with a killer final page to round off the issue – I have a feeling that Jim Gordon’s tenure as Batman is going to be pretty damn good!
Blood Queen Vs Dracula #4
Review by Paul Bowler
The showdown between the notorious Elizabeth Bathory and the Lord of the Vampires reaches its blood-drenched conclusion in Blood Queen Vs Dracula #4, as this new four-part Dynamite mini-series written by Troy Brownfield and illustrated by Kewber Baal, with colors by Kirsty Swan, and lettered by Marshall Dillon, sees these iconic horror characters locked in mortal combat as their enemies close in to attack them.
We’ve seen the opening gambits between the Blood Queen and Dracula, tensions and passions have run high, there’s been treachery on both sides, assassins have been vanquished, and now we have the final battle between the Blood Queen and Dracula! Surrounded by foes on all sides in her own castle, Elizabeth’s dark powers will be put to the greatest test of all, for even if she can defeat her peoples enemies, the Blood Queen must still find the strength to resist Dracula’s will if she is to avoid becoming the Lord of Vampires dutiful servant…
The final issue of this four-part mini-series enables writer Troy Brownfield to bring all the plot threads involving the Blood Queen, Dracula, and their common enemies in the Otterman Empire, together for one last brutal fight to the end. The world is indeed painted blood in this action-packed finale! Until now we have only seen the minor skirmishes. Here we finally see the Blood Queen and Dracula really cut loose, no quarter is given between them, and their battle becomes a whirlwind of magic, transformation, stone, bloodshed, and even steel!
Blood Queen Vs Dracula #4 is lavishly illustrated by Kewber Baal. Indeed, Baal’s exemplary work on this mini-series has brought this stunning world to life in exquisite detail. Castle Nadasdy in the Blood Queen’s kingdom of Varanno is the setting for this final confrontation, it provides a perfect battle ground for Elizabeth and Dracula to uses their powers to the full, and Baal ensures every moment is captured in vivid detail. The rich colors by Kirsty Swan also imbue every scene with added textures, providing subtle flourishes and tones, as blood, twirling mist, and crimson magical energies tear across the pages between these two powerful combatants.
When the Ottoman forces led by General Serhan’s brother, Burak, a magic wielding Sihirbaz, launch a surprise attack on castle Nadasdy at the height of Elizabeth’s battle with Dracula, the Blood Queen and the Prince of Darkness must set aside their differences and unite against their enemies. Troy Brownfield ensures the action doesn’t let up for a moment. The cutting banter the Blood Queen and Dracula shared throughout their combat quickly spills over into this stand-off against the Otterman’s and the vengeful sorcerer, making for a deliciously witty, violent, and decisively blood-soaked finale. But once the dust has settled an unexpected proposal is made, a new alliance is forged, and we are left with a tantalising coda that could well spark a rematch between the Blood Queen and Dracula at some point in the not too distant future…
Blood Queen Vs Dracula #4 brings this Dynamite mini-series to an exciting and immensely satisfying conclusion. Troy Brownfield’s dramatic storyline has built into a sweeping blood-splattered epic, its been great to see two horror icons like the Blood Queen and Dracula clash while their Ottoman enemies rise against them, and the excellent art by Kewber Baal has immersed us in every glorious moment of visceral bloodshed while the power struggle between Elizabeth and the Lord of Vampires thundered towards its climax. This new Dynamite mini-series has been a firm favourite of mine over the last few months, it delivered on every level, and I certainly hope we get to see the Blood Queen and Dracula cross swords again one day.
Sci-Fi Jubilee 3rd Anniversary
Yes, my blog Sci-Fi Jubilee has now reached its 3rd anniversary, and seeing how this post would also be the sites 350th I thought it would be a perfect time to celebrate three years of Sci-Fi Jubilee. I’ve had a great time writing reviews and articles over the last three years. The time has flown by so quickly. I hope that I’ve managed to bring you a good range of TV, film, and comic book reviews along the way, many of which also reflect the genres and things I enjoy most – especially Doctor Who, The Walking Dead, and of course Batman comics.
Finally I’d like to say a big thank you to everybody for reading my blog and sharing it on Twitter, WordPress, and Sci-Fi Jubilee’s Facebook page as well. I have had an absolute blast writing Sci-Fi Jubilee over the past three years, but it is your comments and support that is what really makes Sci-Fi Jubilee such a hugely enjoyable and rewarding experience for me. When I first started this blog I could never have imagined that I’d still be writing it three years later, let alone that it would also lead to me writing for other websites as well. Cheers everyone and thank you all so much for your awesome support! Here’s to another great year!
The Fly Outbreak #3
Review by Paul Bowler
In his attempt to cure Anton’s mutation with the telepods, Martin, human son of the late scientist Seth Brundle, is horrified when the DNA transfer causes Anton to mutate into a new fly-creature. After the mutant is killed Martin and his staff are quarantined by the military at an old hospital on North Border Island, where he continues his search for a cure as people being to exhibit symptoms of the transgenic infection. Now, as the quarantine begins to take its toll in The Fly Outbreak #3, Martin is becoming increasingly obsessed by his work. Medication is keeping the infection under control for some, at least for now, but as Martin reaches a possible breakthrough it may already be too late as the human-fly hybrids begin to hatch…
The Fly Outbreak #3 continues this new IDW five part horror mini-series, written by Brandon Seifert and with art by mention3. Inspired by David Cronenberg’s, The Fly (1986), and its sequel, The Fly II (1989), Brandon Seifert and mention 3’s comic book series deftly splices the DNA of the films with its grisly new storyline and strikingly unsettling visuals as it teleports the saga into even darker realms of macabre horror and twisted morality.
Brandon Seifert wrings every ounce of tension from the premise of this comic book sequel to the Fly films. This issue finds Martin Brundle haunted by grotesque visions of an outbreak of human-fly hybrids. Wracked with guilt and self loathing as he struggles to find a cure for the infected, Martin also longs to be reunited with his wife, Beth, as the endless quarantine drags on and the inevitably of an outbreak looms over everything.
As the story begins to explore the nature of the experiments Martin originally conducted to cure his own condition, which in turn subsequently provides a very morally ambiguous solution to treat the infected, the unsettling psychological themes and body horror from the films is elevated to a whole new level of terror as events begin spiralling out of control.
The amazing art by mention 3 perfectly harnesses the simmering tension and stark clinical tone of the hospital facility. It makes for an incredibly oppressive issue: the creeping nature of the slow, gradual mutation of the infected is chillingly relayed, Martin is like a fly caught in a web of chaos, constantly hunched over glowing computer screens, lurching from one horrific discovery or revelation to the next, the shadows growing ever darker, and all the while the sheer dread of the hapless victims plight insidiously weaves its cocoon around our jangled nerves. At times mention 3’s art almost makes you feel like you are peering out from inside one of the faceless officers bio-hazard gas masks, your breath whooshing thunderously against the masks filters, as the stifling, claustrophobic atmosphere begins to seep from the page and close in around you.
Martin ultimately finds himself unable to escape from the shadow of his father’s legacy. The dye is already cast from the moment his proposal to cure the infected is shot down in flames by the faceless officials enforcing the quarantine. As Martin’s world slowly begins to slide into despair at the bottom of a bottle, he knows that the technology of the telepods, his work, and even his tireless attempts to find a cure for the infected from this outbreak will only result in the irony of him being branded the bogeyman of science whatever the eventual outcome may be.
When the outbreak happens the new human-fly hybrids are born into the world in a stylish haze of shadow and half-seen forms, it’s all thrilling stuff, and wisely doesn’t reveal everything too soon. The situation looks extremely bleak, although Martin does manage to find some hope from an unexpected quarter during the closing moments, and the ominously paced cliff-hanger hints at the full scale of the outbreak to come…
The Fly Outbreak #3 “ Metamorphosis” provides a nail-biting turning point in this new IDW mini-series. Brandon Seifert’s great story and the unnerving intensity of the artwork by mention3 ensure there’s a plethora of shocks and gross-out moments for horror fans to enjoy. If you like your horror brutally dark, visceral, and with a gelatinously twisted moral edge, then IDW’s The Fly Outbreak is the comic book mini-series for you.
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The Walking Dead #141
Review by Paul Bowler
Over at the harbor, Rick and Ezekiel greeted Michonne as she returned from sea with her crew and their catch of fish for the communities. Meanwhile, Carl sneaked away from the Hilltop to rescue Lydia from the Whisperers, only to get caught and taken to the Whisperers’ camp where he’s shocked to see how many are living there. Back in Alexandria, when Olivia fails to lock Negan’s cell properly, she unwittingly provides the Saviors’ former leader with a chance to escape. Now as Rick returns to Alexandria in The Walking Dead #141 he must confront Negan once more, while over at the Hilltop community, having survived Gregory’s botched attempt to poison her, Maggie must now decide if he should be allowed to live…
The cliff-hanger ending to last issue heralds what could become the biggest turning point in this current story arc. It was bound to happen eventually, and the prospect of Negan getting out of his cell has kept us all eagerly awaiting this moment. The fact that it’s not the violent bloodbath we might have expected makes this issue all the more impressive, as Robert Kirkam masterfully subverts our expectations, and instead we are treated to a face-off between Rick and Negan that positively crackles with tension and underlying menace.
Negan is at his most laid-back and foul-mouthed best throughout. Seeing Negan so smug and Rick so rattled makes for some of the best scenes so far in this storyline. Negan is never one to mince words, he’s as perverse and disgusting as ever, but amidst all his expletive-ridden diatribe we get a sense of just how well Negan has judged the wider picture beyond the walls of his cell, and the merest notion of what he suggests leads to some unsettlingly dark home truths for Rick and the brave new world he’s worked so hard to establish.
Charlie Adlard’s artwork for The Walking Dead continues to be as impressive as ever. The big highlight this issue is the confrontation between Rick and Negan, with Adlard ensuring every disquieting moment is honed to perfection and the sheer brooding intensity of these scenes certainly leave us with plenty to ponder over. Adlard also gets to feature plenty of other characters during this issue as well. We finally get to see Dwight when he seeks some advice about his leadership of the Saviors from Rick, and it’s really good to catch up with this character after such a long time. Oliva is also brought to task by Rick for not making sure that Negan’s cell was locked correctly, and Rosita makes an announcement to everyone about her and Eugene having a baby, although Rick is quick to note that Eugene isn’t exactly excited about it…
Rick now has to face some difficult issues about the choices he’s made, not least from Andrea, when she questions his reasoning again for not killing Negan after they captured him at the end of All Out War. Of course, Rick still doesn’t know about Carl going off into the Whisperers territory yet, but as he explains to Andrea why he didn’t take the easy option and execute Negan after the war between their communities, he’s also unaware that the very foundation of everything he’s strived to build could already be on the verge of falling apart.
The Walking Dead #141 delivers one of this Image Comics series’ most shocking cliff-hangers so far. Its becoming clear now that Robert Kirkman is paving the way for some extremely challenging times for Rick Grimes and his fellow survivors, especially now the fundamental principles of Rick’s fledgling society are at stake, and the impact of Charlie Adlard’s art in that final scene ensures this disturbing turn of events will be something that you wont forget in a hurry either.
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Bullet Gal #11
Review by Paul Bowler
After the release of the Bullet Gal trade paperback collection: It’s Not You It’s Me, the 12 issue arc by Andrez Bergen continues in Bullet Gal #11, the penultimate issue of this IF? Commix series – available digitally and exclusively published in Australia on July 1st 2015. Bullet Gal #11 sees our heroine, Mitzi, regaining consciousness in hospital after being shot – a hit ordered by crime boss Sol Brodskey and arranged by his personal assassin and lover; the psychotic French femme fatale Brigit. Now, as Mitzi recovers, her mentor, Lee, can finally reveal his plans to deal with his six remaining duplicates. Soon their lives will be changed forever, a new HQ will be founded, and the roll call of Capes surreptitiously altered – but what will the implications of the Reset mean for the noir-inspired pseudo digital reality of Heropa as the end draws near?
Following last issues debut of pint-sized new recruit, Little Nobody, this IF? Commix book prequel series from Australian author Andrez Bergen, writer of the noir-themed superhero detective novel Who is Killing the Great Capes of Heropa, along with IF? Commix series Tales to Admonish, Trista & Holt, the graphic novel Tobacco Stained Mountain Goat, and the new novel Depth Charging Planet Goth, delivers his most intricately structured issue so far with Bullet Gal #11 as the series builds towards its conclusion.
From the moment Mitzi arrived in Heropa, the gutsy 17 year old armed with her late fathers twin polished nickel 9mm Star Model B pistols, her self-styled mission against crime soon earned her a mentor, the enigmatic Lee, a man who has – until now – played his cards very close to his chest. He’s a character who is very much a quandary of his own making. Lee is not only the man who created Heropa, he also moonlights as Major Patriot (The leader of the Crime Crusaders Crew), and he’s one of eight identical doppelgangers which represented the fragmented persona of the man whose angst-ridden agenda to resurrect his wife actually engineered Heropa’s digital reality – Lee Denslow.
The way in which Andrez Bergen weaves the innumerable plot threads together here in this issue is simply sublime. Its spellbinding to watch as mentor and protégé ready themselves to face the uncertain future that will be forged of their own design, especially once the post-op histrionics have been cast aside, and each heartfelt scene between Mitzi and Lee is so intimately moving it will keep you hanging on their every word as the intense chemistry between them shimmers over the page like a haze of twirling cigarette smoke.
This more colourful side to Lee’s character brings even greater diversity to his partnership with Bullet Gal, and it even sees him impersonating one of his own duplicates over the course of this issue. As the pieces of the puzzle begin to fall into place all the grand schemes, organized crime, dark shadowy conspiracies, and even the legacy of Heropa itself are succinctly redefined as Lee explains his plans to Mitzi.
Andrez Bergen’s distinct art has constantly pushed the envelope with this IF? Commix series. Bullet Gal #11 is no exception to that rule: indeed the vivid pulp noir themes, Dadaist influences, and flourishes from the halcyon era of comics are all as prevalent as ever. With his stylish use of bold monochrome imagery, digital manipulation, and exquisite photomontages, Bergen adds an uncanny vibrancy to the cold sterility of Mitzi’s hospital room, while the flash back to Lee #3’s (That’s our Bullet Gal’s Lee) meeting with his cabal of duplicates is categorised more by the infamy of their brooding menace, it is the quieter, more subtle moments where something as simple as a hug, a sidewise glace, and the gentle simplicity of allowing the silence to say everything while Mitzi and Lee gaze out the hospital window at the sprawling metropolis of Heropa that really exemplifies the close emotional bond between these characters and the city they inhabit.
Ironically enough it is the agenda of Lee’s forebear, Heropa’s originator Lee Denslow, that has allowed Lee to ensure that his designs for a new HQ becomes an integral part of the Reset, which together with the help of Great White Hope, Milk Crate Man, and the Big Game Hunter will make certain their “get out of jail free” card will usher in a brave new world in which hope will always tower over crime, violence, and corruption.
Having ensured that anomalies – or “phonies” – like Bullet Gal, honest cop Bob Khan and his partner Irv Forbush, have been introduced to the mix, along with the help of his fellow Capes, and rookie Little Nobody, Lee #3 intends to usher in a new era for Heropa that will outmanoeuvre and defeat their enemies with his audacious gambit whilst also throwing in a wry tip of the hat to the Silver Age of comics just for good measure!
Along with its gorgeous cover by Andrez and Ding, this issue rounds off with a gallery of IF? Comic titles, there’s an edition of Soapbox D’Andrez, together with Post to Pistolero, along with a Bullet Gal Pin Up by Laksanardie, Catch Up image by Nicktribedesign, and a cover design by Martintheworld & Andrez.
With everyone believing that Mitzi is dead and the Reset of Heropa now imminent, this innovative prequel story arc has proven to be one of IF? Commix finest as Bergen steers the multiple events and characters towards Heropa’s augmented virtual future. Bullet Gal #11 establishes a new bar of excellence in terms of storytelling and art for this second to last issue. Indeed, the stage is now set for a thrilling finale to the series, and Mitzi brings Bullet Gal #11 to a close with a killer punch line that knowingly breaks the fourth wall with all her sultry aplomb. After all some rules, especially Heropa’s most cardinal; are made to be broken…
Bullet Gal #11 is available July 1st 2015 digitally ($1) and in print form ($5) by Australia publisher IF?
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The CW’s DC’s Legends of Tomorrow First Look Trailer!
Check out the CW’s DC’s Legends of Tomorrow First Look Trailer! This all new show is sent in the same universe as the Flash and Arrow and features characters from those shows, as well as a few new ones!
Can’t wait to see this series, it looks amazing!
First Trailer For CBS’s Supergirl
Following their upfronts presentation, the first trailer for CBS’s Supergirl has been released, staring Melissa Benoist, along with a new image of Supergirl’s costume!
Check out the new trailer!
And here’s the synopsis CBS has released for the show!
SUPERGIRL is an action-adventure drama based on the DC Comics character Kara Zor-El (Melissa Benoist), Superman’s (Kal-El) cousin who, after 12 years of keeping her powers a secret on Earth, decides to finally embrace her superhuman abilities and be the hero she was always meant to be. Twelve-year-old Kara escaped the doomed planet Krypton with her parents’ help at the same time as the infant Kal-El. Protected and raised on Earth by her foster family, the Danvers, Kara grew up in the shadow of her foster sister, Alex (Chyler Leigh), and learned to conceal the phenomenal powers she shares with her famous cousin in order to keep her identity a secret. Years later at 24, Kara lives in National City assisting media mogul and fierce taskmaster Cat Grant (Golden Globe Award winner Calista Flockhart), who just hired the Daily Planet’s former photographer, James Olsen (Mehcad Brooks), as her new art director. However, Kara’s days of keeping her talents a secret are over when Hank Henshaw (David Harewood), head of a super-secret agency where her sister also works, enlists her to help them protect the citizens of National City from sinister threats. Though Kara will need to find a way to manage her newfound empowerment with her very human relationships, her heart soars as she takes to the skies as Supergirl to fight crime. Greg Berlanti (“The Flash,” “Arrow”), Ali Adler, Sarah Schecter and Andrew Kreisberg are executive producers for Berlanti Productions in association with Warner Bros. Television. The pilot was directed by Glen Winter (“Arrow”).
Really looking forward to this new series!
Supergirl debuts this fall on CBS on Monday’s at 8.00PM