Spider-Man: Turn Off The Dark

Here's a look at Julie Taymor's upcoming Broadway rock musical Spider-Man: Turn Off The Dark. I still don't know what to make of this. (Mike)


Godzilla: Kaiju World Wars

Reposted from ICv2:
Toy Vault has released new details about the upcoming Godzilla:  Kaiju World Wars, its new  boardgame designed by veteran game creator Richard H. Berg.

The game will feature four of the films’ most popular monsters:  Rodan, Gigan, King Ghidorah, and Godzilla in a last-monster-standing brawl.  Multiple scenarios are included, inviting monsters to battle over variable terrain while they destroy buildings and more in their path. The monsters must also deal with aggressive military units, bombs, and traps.

Godzilla:  Kaiju World War will include four fully-painted 2-3/8” plastic figures of the monsters, 90 stackable plastic tiles for creating skyscrapers, individual monster playmates, as well as terrain and power tokens.  It is designed to play in an hour or less.


MONDAY TELEMETRY For November 15th, 2010

Welcome to another installment of Monday Telemetry, a weekly blog from The Launchpad that covers some of the more interesting releases or events that are coming to the store this week.

I AM AN AVENGER! Plus: another chapter in the oral history of the Avengers!

Grant Morrison continues his earth-shattering run on the Batman titles with this exciting, new ongoing series! Featuring; Art by the remarkable Yanick Paquette (SEVEN SOLDIERS: BULLETEER), BATMAN, INC. marks the next stage of evolution for The Dark Knight. This can't-miss series will star not just Bruce Wayne as Batman, but also a huge number of guest-stars! Don't miss out on this all-new start to a stunning direction for Batman!

BRIGHTEST DAY dashes on with the stunning conclusion of "The Dastardly Deaths of the Rogues!" With Barry caught between the Rogues and the Renegades, the resurrected Captain Boomerang's role in the adventure is revealed! You won't believe how this leads to the upcoming FLASHPOINT…

BIG TIME HITS SPIDER-MAN'S GREATEST ENEMY! The world's most dangerous felon is in the world's top supermax-security prison -- an institution so secret even the vice president doesn't know it exists. But can any cell contain Norman Osborn? After the events of SIEGE, the former Green Goblin, Iron Patriot and power-mad director of worldwide security isn't allowed to have a toothbrush...and he's surrounded by the deadliest criminals in the world. Lucky for Osborn, they're fans. Rising stars Kelly Sue DeConnick (SIF) and Emma Rios (AMAZING SPIDER-MAN) throw Osborn in the darkest hole the public's never seen! Featuring an all-new bonus story written by Warren Ellis (THUNDERBOLTS)!

Preview of Heroes For Hire #1

Comics Alliance has posted an exclusive preview of Marvel's upcoming street heroes book Heroes For Hire #1! Check it out here.
In the aftermath of Shadowland, Marvel's greatest street heroes - Punisher, Moon Knight, Shroud, Elektra, Paladin, Silver Sable, Ghost Rider, Iron Fist, Falcon, Misty Knight and more - leap into one all-new series! Who has brought these dangerous loners into one fighting force? How is this network different from all other teams? Who is their first target, and what mysteries wait for them? Discover the answers and enter the action on Marvel's mean streets, courtesy of fan-favorite writers Dan Abnett & Andy Lanning (THE THANOS IMPERATIVE, PUNISHER: YEAR ONE) and artist Brad Walker (GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY)!


First Footage of Green Lantern courtesy of ET

Hopefully this means a trailer will be forthcoming.

Garth Ennis to pen Jennifer Blood

From the official press release:
Continuing writer Garth Ennis' successful longstanding working relationship with Dynamite Entertainment, we are proud to announce the newest hard-hitting series from Garth entitled Jennifer Blood!

Jennifer Blood is a suburban wife and mom by day, and a ruthless vigilante by night!  Every day she makes breakfast, takes the kids to school, cleans the house, naps for an hour or two, makes dinner, puts the kids to bed, and kisses her husband goodnight.  At night she goes down to the secret compartment in the basement, tools up with all manner of high-powered weaponry, goes downtown and kills bad guys by the dozen- then comes home to her family.

The story is told in the form of her diary, a little pink one with a rabbit on the front. This suburban punisher is ready to be unleashed in a story that can only be told by the legendary Garth Ennis.  With incredibly compelling covers by Tim Bradstreet, look for Jennifer Blood #1 February from Dynamite Entertainment!

"I've been writing such grim, serious stuff for so long now that I fancied having some fun again," says writer Garth Ennis.  "Pitch-black fun, yes, but fun all the same. Hence Jennifer Blood."

"Garth has an uncanny ability to create compelling characters from scratch," adds Dynamite President Nick Barrucci.  "From The Boys to Preacher - as well as re-defining an iconic character like The Punisher - we're proud to be working with Garth on Jennifer Blood!  Tim Bradstreet painting the main covers is icing on the cake!"

Jennifer Blood #1 will also have a preview in The Boys #49, The Boys #50 and additional Dynamite titles!

More information including the entire creative team to be revealed in the coming weeks.

To find a comic shop near you, call 1-888-comicbook

For art and more information, please visit: www.dynamiteentertainment.com
Bleeding Cool is reporting Adriano Batista will be providing art on the book.

Final Age of X Lineup

The team lineup for the upcoming Age of X comic from Marvel has been announced. Early details on the title are sketchy, the solicitation text reveals this: "Mutantkind's final war starts here. If you don't know which side you're on, check  your DNA." Age of X Alpha #1 is slated to be released late January and will be scripted by MIKE CAREY with pencils by "PAUL DAVIDSON & MORE".

The Lineup:


Not sure about all these links, especially since two of the characters look a lot like Rogue and Phoenix.


MONDAY TELEMETRY For November 8th, 2010

Welcome to another installment of Monday Telemetry, a weekly blog from The Launchpad that covers some of the more interesting releases or events that are coming to the store this week.

ITEM! Our DC Universe Mega Deal has gone live! Check it out here on our blog, do the math, and see if this is total immersion in the DCU will work for you!


Buy This Comic, get a free Green Goblin Tattoo!
Big changes are happening for the Amazing Spider-Man: Bigger threats, bigger guest-stars, and a big opportunity that could turn Peter Parker's life around! Which cast members are staying and who�s saying goodbye? Find out as we're introduced to new characters and reintroduced to a number of Spidey villains as they make the triumphant return to the book! Plus: New developments for Mayor J. Jonah Jameson, the staff at Front Line, and The Sinister Six! The next chapter in Spider-Man history starts here! Guest starring THE AVENGERS and THE FANTASTIC FOUR in a giant-sized, 39 page lead feature! PLUS! An All-New Adventure featuring the All-New SPIDER-GIRL! PAUL TOBIN & CLAYTON HENRY bring a tale of action & intrigue, and make a strong argument for why you can sometimes send a Spider-GIRL to do a Spider-MAN's job!

In this second issue, our trusty heroes venture into rural England – or as they know it, home. But when someone starts using dangerous dark magic, they spring into action only to face a surprising and unassuming enemy. Can they take down a powerful magical enemy and still make it home for supper?

SPINNING OUT OF WORLD WAR HULKS! THE SENSATIONAL SHE-HULK RETURNS! Jen Walters teams up with LYRA, the all-new SAVAGE SHE-HULK, to bring the hurt down on the fugitive members of THE INTELLIGENCIA. Klaw, Mad Thinker, Red Ghost, Trapster, and Wizard tried to take over the world and now must pay for what they've done. Guest starring THE INCREDIBLE HULK in this all-new story of She-Hulk smackdown! 

Would you rather burn out or fade away? That's the question at the heart of this bold new series about a group of people who, for one reason or another, are at their wits' end until they're offered a chance to become superheroes. The catch? Their powers will kill them.

Writer Nick Spencer (Morning Glories) and artist CAFU (WAR OF THE SUPERMEN) present a fresh take on the classic comics property, starring a new batch of recruits brought in to take over the original agents' mantles and make some difficult choices of their own – all while dealing with global threats the rest of the DCU doesn't even know exist!

DC Heroclix 75th Anniversary Delayed

If you haven't heard yet... DC 75th Anniversary, the new set for Wizkid's Heroclix, has been delayed by a coupla weeks. From Heroclix.com:
I’d like to give everyone an update.  The DC 75th shipment from China is on the water and should be landing in stores on December 15th, 2010.  Retailers and distributors are being notified of the new release date today. We appreciate you patience and understanding.
The latest street date was 12.1.10, so it looks like we'll be waiting a little longer now. Judging by all the previews this will be worth the wait, just hope everyone has room in their holiday budget for a brick. Let us know if you want one reserved for you!

Welcome to... Marvel Brothel?

This is one of the oddest things I've seen in a while.

Reposted from Rock Paper Shotgun:
Imagine if Professor Xavier decided that fighting battles so that the battles might stop was stupid. Imagine if he gave up fighting evil mutants. Imagine if, instead, he decided to bring about the acceptance of mutants with the power of love. Imagine a Brazilian man made a sim game of this for his brother’s Birthday using RPG Maker 2003. That is Marvel Brothel.
I suppose if the world can be saved through a judicious application of violence it can be saved by a massive superhero orgy too. Alan Moore would probably approve anyway. (Mike)

Bangkok Knockout Trailer

The latest crazy Thai action film from Panna Rittkrai is Bangkok Knockout. It's already been picked up for American distribution... Check out the trailer below.

T.H.U.N.D.E.R. AGENTS Preview

Check out The Source for a preview of DC's upcoming T.H.U.N.D.E.R. AGENTS #1!

You gotta get it just for NoMan.


Watch "The Walking Dead" Premiere episode here

If you missed it or just wanna watch it again, below is the entire Walking Dead premiere from Halloween night. AMC is streaming the entire episode and have made it emdeddable, so we got it too. Check it.