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Credit: Marvel Studios Credit: Marvel Studios Marvel Studios’ Avengers: Endgame opened in North America Thursday evening with a record-setting $60 million take, according to Box Office. That eclipses their fellow Disney film Star Wars: The Force Awakens, which in 2015 earned $57m from domestic Thursday previews – however, adjusted for inflation, that 2015-era $57m roughly
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Credit: Michael Avon Oeming/Taki Soma (IDW Publishing) Greetings, ‘Rama readers! Ready for your pellets? Best Shots has you covered, with this week’s Rapid-Fire Reviews! Let’s kick off with Cantankerous C.K. Stewart, who takes a look at Thanos… Credit: Jeff Dekal (Marvel Comics) Thanos #1 (Published by Marvel Comics; Review by C.K. Stewart; ‘Rama Rating: 7
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Credit: Alterna Comics ACTUAL ROGER #4 (OF 5)(W) Hank Tucker (A/CA) Hank TuckerSidekick? Publicity stunt? Decoy? Doesn’t matter now because 9-year-old, low-flying Roger Beaman’s on the run! Chased by a rabid “do-gooder”, a crazed ex-sidekick (whose secret power would chill the blood of any parent, teacher or toy manufacturer), and worst of all, stalked by
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Credit: 20th Century Fox Dark Phoenix, the final film of 20th Century Fox’s core X-Men film franchise, has been assigned a June 6 release date in China, according to Variety. This means the film will land in China one day ahead of its official North American theatrical release. Dark Phoenix was originally planned for a February 14
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Credit: Marvel Entertainment The cast of Avengers: Endgame, including original Avengers Chris Evans, Robert Downey, Jr., Chris Hemsworth, Scarlett Johansson, Mark Ruffalo, and Jeremy Renner, came together to play a few rounds of a Pictionary-style game where each actor guessed what the others were drawing from Avengers-related clues administered by Endgame directors the Russo Bros.
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Ken Watanabe Credit: Tinseltown / Shutterstock.com Ken Watanabe will star in a remake of the classic tv/film franchise The Fugitive for Japanese TV, according to Variety. TV Asahi’s The Fugitive will star Watanabe as Kazuki Kakurai, a well-regarded surgeon who is framed for the murderer of his wife and goes on the run – to
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Credit: Archie Comics Credit: Archie Comics This week the first Archie Horror crossover occurs with Jughead: The Hunger vs. Vampironica. This comes six years after the launch of Archie Comics’ horror line with Afterlife with Archie, which has now grown to include Chilling Adventures of Sabrina, Blossoms 666, and the individual Jughead: the Hunger and
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Check out a preview of this week’s Honor and Curse #3. HONOR AND CURSE #3(W) Mark London (A/CA) Nicolas SalamancaThe battle rages on between Yua and Genshi in dramatic fashion. After the spectacular fight between the two rival shinobi, Nishiro reveals the truth to Genshi about the Tengu and the day Nishiro found Genshi outside
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Credit: Wizard World Wizard World has added four events to its calendar for the rest of 2019, but has also cancelled one planned event. Wizard World will host shows in Los Angeles, California; Tulsa, Oklahoma; Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania; and Oakland, California. Wizard World Los Angeles takes place for a single day, June 8, at the Sony
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Credit: Devil’s Due Credit: Devil’s Due Press Release After making international headlines with its superhero comic about Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, Chicago’s Devil’s Due Comics has announced a sequel is now available for pre-order. Talk Bernie To Me!: The Bernie Sanders Special and AOC Surprise is a one-off commemorative comic celebrating two-time Presidential candidate Bernie Sanders, featuring contributions from several acclaimed and award-winning writers/artists. (Variant covers are
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Credit: VIZ Media Press Release VIZ Media reaches the next stage in the development of its VIZ Originals imprint! Aspiring artists and writers are invited to apply for portfolio reviews taking place at some of North America’s biggest pop culture shows. The VIZ Originals imprint will develop innovative, English-language creator-owned graphic novel content for a
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Check out a preview of Sword & Sassery’s Stone Star #2, debuting April 24 as part of the comiXology Originals line of comiXology-exclusive titles. STONE STAR #2 (of 5)Writer: Jim ZubArtist: Max DunbarThe nomadic space station called Stone Star brings gladiatorial entertainment to ports across the galaxy. Inside this gargantuan vessel of tournaments and temptations,
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Credit: Vinton Heuck (Helios Unlimited) Credit: Vinton Heuck (Helios Unlimited) Warner Bros. Animation veterans Vinton Heuck and Byron Penaranda are back with their creator-owned sword & sorcery series Mabigon. Whereas they bring superheroes to life in their dayjobs, Mabigon: The Blue Stones has them do the same to classic armorered knights. Following up from the
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Credit: Stanley “Artgerm” Lau (DC) Lili Simmons Credit: Kathy Hutchins / Shutterstock.com Lili Simmons has been cast as the adult Selina Kyle/Catwoman for next week’s Gotham finale. The news was announced by the teenage Selina Kyle actor Camren Bicondova, as part of a “goodbye” letter to fans. Bicondova decided not to play Selina after the
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Credit: Valiant Entertainment KILLERS #1 (of 4)Written by B. CLAY MOOREArt by FERNANDO DAGNINOCover A by JONBOY MEYERSCover B by DIEGO BERNARDCover C by KEN LASHLEYPre-Order Edition Cover by WHILCE PORTACIOBlank Cover Also AvailableFive deadly assassins are recruited into a game of cat and mouse by their former sensei, the mysterious Jonin!But what does the
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Credit: Marvel Comics Credit: Ashley Witter (Marvel Comics) Marvel Comics’ X-23 is absent from the company’s recently-released July 2019 solicitations, as well as the June 2019 solicitations – leading some to believe that the series could be ending with May’s X-23 #12. While Marvel has not provided a response to Newsarama’s query, historically a two-month
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Credit: Boris Pelcer (BOOM! Studios) Credit: Boris Pelcer (BOOM! Studios) More details about BOOM! Studios’ surprise launch of a new Angel ongoing title have been revealed in the company’s letter to retailers. The series, which was announced just one week ago, debuted Wednesday. “Welcome to the very first issue of our new Angel monthly comic
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John Cena Credit: Kathy Hutchins / Shutterstock.com Wrestler and actor John Cena is reportedly in talks to join the cast of writer/director James Gunn’s The Suicide Squad, according to Variety. The role Cena is reportedly in talks for has not been revealed. The cast already includes Margot Robbie, reprising her role as Harley Quinn, and Idris Elba,
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Credit: DC Get your first look at DC Universe’s Swamp Thing in this new “reveal” video released by DC. Take a look: [embedded content] This comes just hours after reports surfaced of troubles on the Swamp Thing set. Swamp Thing is scheduled to debut May 31 on the DC Universe streaming service.
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