Alas Tom Hiddleston fans, Loki will not be in the Avengers sequel. In an recent interview on Empire’s podcast, Avengers writer-director Joss Whedon confirmed that the god of mischief will not appear in the upcoming sequel The Avengers 2.
With James Robinson leaving DC’s Earth 2 after issue #16, many wondered who would take on writing duties for the series. An official DC statement revealed that Tom Taylor, writer for the Injustice: Gods Among Us tie-in, will be taking over for Robinson beginning in October.
One of the more controversial in-universe decisions in crafting the New 52 was the break-up of Superman and Lois Lane, followed by the subsequent pairing off of Superman and Wonder Woman. I don’t really know anyone who was terribly excited for a ‘romance’ between the two marketing powerhouses, but the storyline has mostly played out in the background, not really changing the quality of either character’s books. It looks like DC was just biding time before a big announcement, however: According to IGN, you can expect a new ongoing series titled Superman/Wonder Woman to launch this October.
In light of the release of Man of Steel, I decided to take a look at Superman stories across many periods of his history, calling this The S stands for Superman Tales. From stories that you’ve heard of, others that you may wonder why they exist, and others that I say you should be hunting down. I decided to begin with a lesser story that I’d never heard of until the covers by Dave Bullock caught my eye – “The Harvest” written by Joe Kelly – or the man who wrote Action Comics #775, introducing the Elite. When you have Dave Bullock, who did work on Batman Beyond, Star Wars: The Clone Wars, and Justice League doing covers, that can’t help but catch attention. I’m glad they did, Joe Kelly’s “The Harvest” was a unique beast to say the least, which I’ll go into more as we go on. “The Harvest” takes place in the latter half of Joe Kelly’s run on Action Comics, using the idea of a Meta Gene run wild and activating itself in surprising and brutal ways all across America. Throughout “The Harvest” you’ll get a minor introduction into “Our Worlds At War”, President Lex Luthor, and something loosely involving General Zod. Time to take a look at Action Comics #801-805, to see where “The Harvest” takes us.
Steel House Digital has re-created another movie trailer in the style of minecraft – this time Pacific Rim – and somehow has managed to maintain the badassness of the original.
Man of Steel is often good. At times, Man of Steel approaches greatness. For a lion’s share of the first two-thirds of the movie, I wasn’t just thinking, “This is the best Superman movie I’ve ever seen,” but “This is one of the best superhero films I’ve ever seen.” It just clicked. And while it eventually soured – badly – as we approached the end of the movie, I still legitimately really like the first two-thirds of the film.
I have mentioned this before in previous columns and news pieces, I like video games and Popcap Games’Plants vs. Zombies is one particular gaming addiction of mine. With the recent announcement of Plants vs. Zombies 2 and Plants vs. Zombies: Garden Warfare, this is the perfect time for Dark Horse Comics to release Plants vs. Zombies: Lawnmageddon by Paul Tobin and Ron Chan. Quietly put into the recent Dark Horse Comics solicitations in September, the November released hardcover will be initially released digitally by Dark Horse, with an exclusive print copy of the digital comic at San Diego Comic Con International 2013.
In the ever expanding world of HeroClix, WizKids has managed a perfect fit for the line with the July 10th release of Pacific Rim: HeroClix. The line will have characters and monsters from the film and there will be ten figures in all. You’ll have the five Jaegers (giant robots) and five Kaiju (giant monsters), and just from the designs I’ve seen from this line, they do capture the look of the Pacific Rim movie nicely.
After the dismally degrading dreck that was the last few Tomb Raider films, it’s pretty easy to write off any future attempts at a decent movie centered on the adventures of Lara Croft. Luckily, fans may be getting the Tomb Raider they’ve been waiting for – and deserve – thanks to Marti Noxon, the woman who has been tasked with writing the movie.
With Man of Steel premiering this weekend and DC kicking off their Superman Edition of We Can Be Heroes, it’s a perfect time to peruse some awesome Superman merch around the interwebs.
We’ve all seen a lot of Superman recently. In addition to Man of Steel’s release, this year marks Superman’s 75th anniversary, so his flooding the market is pretty understandable. To battle the apathy that often accompanies oversaturation, we here at Comics Crux have decided to take a loving look back at the moments that make us truly appreciate Superman.
This September, IDW will be publishing special variant covers in the style of classic cartoons. IDW asks, “Ever wondered what The X-Files‘ Mulder and Scully would look like as colorful, hijinks-having monster chasers? Ever wanted to see the mighty Judge dredd as a rubber-jointed 70s warrior? Of course you have!”
Savage Wolverine is probably one of the better ideas for a Wolverine book I’ve seen in awhile, it has little worry for continuity and just features stories about Wolverine on different, sometimes unique adventures. Zeb Wells is taking the direction many Wolverine stories eventually go; Wolverine and ninjas. Originally, Zeb Wells with artist Joe Madureira were going to have this story take place in Avenging Spider-Man, but now it is appearing here in Savage Wolverine. Take note of this before reading, yes this takes place before Superior Spider-Man, which is why you see Peter Parker Spider-Man in play rather than Superior Spidey. That’s really the only thing you need to deal with here and really this is a classic example of an action comic. This is a popcorn comic book at its best and you know what, this is delicious popcorn.
DC Entertainment’s We Can Be Heroes campaign is changing up their perks and incentives. The beginning of their Indiegogo campaign in April featured Batman-related merchandise; now the campaign will offer merch with the Man of Steel.
BOOM! Studios has quickly taken over the title of my favorite comics publisher, and it’s because of books like the subject of this review.
Six Gun Gorilla #1 really has it all; action, sci-fi, a relatable main character and, of course, a 600-pound talking gorilla who shoots a single-action revolver like he’s Billy the Kid. (Don’t say I spoiled it for you, it’s the title of the book.)