Earlier this week, CW released photos from The Flash portion of the crossover between The Flash and Arrow, and now we have the Arrow side of the equation.
The night after Oliver Queen (Stephen Amell), Felicity Smoak (Emily Bett Rickards) and John Diggle (David Ramsey) visit Central City on The Flash, the December 3rd episode of Arrow will find Barry Allen (Grant Gustin), Caitlin Snow (Danielle Panabaker) and Cisco Ramon (Carlos Valdez) head to Starling City – where Digger Harkness, AKA Captain Boomerang (Nick E. Tarabay), is causing some big problems.
Earlier this week, I was roaming around a mill house packed floor to ceiling with supernatural artifacts and looking at Doctor Fate’s helmet. The set of Constantine was dimly lit and the darkness and slight chill in the air made for an appropriately moody environment. While I would have been okay with Atlanta turning up the thermostat several degrees, the ambiance suited the subject matter. Sunny and warm isn’t what comes to mind when the topic of demons comes up.
The visit to Constantine’s set as part of a media tour group started early in the morning, but it was clear the cast and crew had already been at work for a bit. They were wrapping episode 12 and beginning episode 13. As we got settled just outside the mill house stage, we caught glimpses of Zed filming a scene where she’s not in the best of situations. When asked about it later, Angélica Celaya mentioned that Zed’s visions are getting stronger, and that’s not necessarily a good thing: “As John always says, everything has its consequences. Magic has its consequences and having these visions has consequences, too. The consequences catch up to Zed in all aspects — in her personal life and and her powers.”
Prolific producer Jerry Bruckheimer (Pirates of the Caribbean) and Rockne S. O’Bannon (creator of Farscape and Defiance) are developing a pilot based on Global Frequency — a DC Comics-WildStorm series from the last decade — for FOX.
According to Deadline, Global Frequency has landed a pilot production commitment at FOX, with O’Bannon writing the story and producing, alongside Bruckheimer, comics creator Warren Ellis (RED), Jonathan Littman (CSI: Crime Scene Investigation) and KristieAnne Reed (Hostages) for Warner Bros. Television and Jerry Bruckheimer TV.
Way back in 1941’s ALL-STAR COMICS #8, Wonder Woman made her debut. Little did the world know this powerful heroine from Themyscira would eventually become one of the planet’s most iconic superheroes and appear in an overwhelming amount of comics. Those comics have featured an impressive amount of terrific covers and we had the incredibly difficult task of selecting just ten awesome ones. Seriously, it was’t easy narrowing down the options. Obviously, there’s dozens upon dozens of great covers focusing on Diana, so if your top ones aren’t below, go ahead and post them in the comments.
WONDER WOMAN #184 (1987)
How could we possibly resist this hilarious cover? Adam Hughes’ cover for WONDER WOMAN #184 aims to show just how much the heroine’s iconic costume has been altered over the decades. The look of shock on their faces is a nice bit of levity, but it’s also pretty hysterical seeing a more modern version of the character being thrown into a piece that reminds you how much history she has in the medium and just how much times have changed.
WONDER WOMAN #1 (1987 series)
Yes, this draws parallels to the cliche “throw everything on it!” movie posters we often see, but there’s two very big reasons why this is making the list. First and foremost, this is by the hugely talented George Pérez. There’s a ton of variety going on here and Pérez makes it all flow together very well. Secondly, this does a fantastic job pulling us into Wonder Woman’s world. These aren’t just heads floating near Diana as she stands in the center; they help tell the story and show us both the beauty and danger that Diana’s world has to offer.
WONDER WOMAN #219 (1987 series)
WONDER WOMAN #219 is an unforgettable issue that has a thrilling clash between Diana and Superman (long story short, he’s tricked into thinking she’s Doomsday and has killed Lois Lane). Thankfully, J.G. Jones does a brilliant job capturing all of the intensity this issue has to offer. Not only does it make you want to see how everything plays out and has incredibly character work, but it also reminds us that Wonder Woman is indeed one of Earth’s most powerful characters. It takes quite a lot to stand up to a bloodlusted Man of Steel, doesn’t it?
WONDER WOMAN #23 (New 52 series)
Holy creative cover, Cliff Chiang! WONDER WOMAN #23 is full of riveting action and this cover has a really, really clever way of teasing that. Having Wonder Woman confidently walk towards the reader, while holding those weapons, lets it really sink in just how prepared she is for *ahem* war. As for the flowing beard, let’s just say it’s a cover you’ll probably appreciate even more after reading the comic.
WONDER WOMAN #1 (1942)
There’s a bunch of fun covers from the Golden Age. From Wonder Woman clashing with Cheetah (for the first time!) to the character driving in a race, there’s plenty of covers that’ll more than likely make you smile. However, one of them is truly unforgettable: Harry G. Peter’s WONDER WOMAN #1! It’s an important issue because the whole thing is dedicated to Diana’s story and the cover certainly makes an impression. The villains mostly lurk in the shadows; the yellow sky feels so warm and welcoming; Diana fearlessly rides into action. Good stuff, right?
WONDER WOMAN #10 (2006 series)
Terry and Rachel Dodson’s cover for WONDER WOMAN #10 makes such a strong impact. The decision to focus on white, black, and grey really allows the vivid blood spatter to catch your attention. There’s a lot of covers that are more uplifting or show Wonder Woman in a rough spot, but this one does a tremendous job reminding us she’s an incredibly gifted warrior and not someone you’d ever want to pick a fight with.
WONDER WOMAN #1 (New 52)
When a new series comes out, you need to make sure the story’s good enough to encourage readers to pick up the second chapter. Even if the ride is mostly okay, a stellar cliffhanger can make all the difference. But in order to make more people pick up the comic in the first place, you need to have a cover that stands out and will make someone immediately gaze at it. Chiang created more than a few excellent covers for Wonder Woman’s New 52 series, but this first one really is something special. The coloring is great and it captures such an energetic moment. We all know Diana has praiseworthy reflexes, speed, and courage in combat. This cover makes those qualities crystal clear. It’s captivating.
WONDER WOMAN #31 (1987 series)
Pérez’s cover for WONDER WOMAN #31 says just about everything you need to know about the issue. Wonder Woman and Cheetah have clashed time and time again, but this one piece of artwork displays all of the ferocity and relentless you can expect to find within the issue. Drenching the characters in darkness and placing them in front of the bright and bloody moon — which does turn red in the comic — is downright awesome and lets you know they sure mean it when they’re using the word “savage.” This cover really does a perfect job letting you know the battle between Wonder Woman and Cheetah is totally gripping.
WONDER WOMAN #1 (2006 series)
Okay, we swear this is the last number one issue! They’re just too tough to resist because the artists tend to go all-out on them and it really shows. In this case, we have a beautiful cover by Alex Sinclair and Terry and Rachael Dodson. The sun’s light is so relaxing as it illuminates the clouds and brings this peaceful setting to life. The lightning also does a nice job highlighting Wonder Woman’s attire and the Lasso of Truth. Yes, it’s technically Donna Troy as Wonder Woman in this comic, but it’s still a delightful cover and deserves the praise.
WONDER WOMAN #200 (1987 series)
Last and most definitely not least, we have J.G. Jones’ phenomenal cover for WONDER WOMAN #200. Just like the other cover we highlighted by Jones, the handling of the character is remarkable. Wonder Woman’s focused and confident in her actions as she zips past all of hectic traffic and commotion that tends to take place in any major city. The attention to detail in everything from Wonder Woman’s expression to the city itself really does keep you staring the cover and you can’t help but appreciate all of the work that went into creating this one.
What’s YOUR favorite Wonder Woman cover?
It’s Friday, and it’s time to reflect back on this week’s new comic books and which covers tickled out fancy the most. Each week, the staff of Comic Vine ponders the week’s covers while listening to “Dance Magic Dance” on repeat. This week, we have quite a few for you, so let’s get right down to business.
PUNK MAMBO #0 by Russell Dauterman
First up is PUNK MAMBO #0 by Russell Dauterman. The perspective Dauterman chose for this cover is extremely cool and his style is a standout. The colors really pop out here as well. We’re not sure but the color work looks like Matthew Wilson‘s and the “MW” at the bottom leads us to believe it is as well, but there’s no where that verifies this.
AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #10 by Olivier Coipel & Justin Ponsor
Next on the list is AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #10 by Olivier Coipel and Justin Ponsor. Although we’ve been saying it on the podcast and in the reviews of this book a lot, we’re going to say it again, Coipel’s art has become outstanding in the past couple of years. Ponsor always does great with color work but this cover is intense.
ELEKTRA #8 by Michael Del Mundo
AMERICANS LEGENDS #3 by Studio HIVE
Here’s AMERICANS LEGENDS #3 by Studio HIVE. Although I am not aware of who Studio Hive is, but I’m pretty sure it’s a collective of artists, they do some darn good work on this week’s cover of AMERICA LEGENDS. Any cover that puts a terrifying ghoul off-center is good in my book.
BATMAN AND ROBIN #36 by Patrick Gleason and John Kalisz
Next is BATMAN AND ROBIN #36 by Patrick Gleason and John Kalisz. This cover is a lot like Christmas for Robin fans and they both share the same color scheme! This issue puts a warm, fuzzy feeling in our hearts as all these Robins team up for the front of this book.
Twitter Pick: STORM #5 by Stephanie Hans
An overwhelming amount of you folks picked STORM #5 by Stephanie Hans and the vast majority of you picked this cover all around the same time. Anyway, Hans shows the intensity inside of Storm has she takes down her enemy. I love the little bit of lightning coming out of her hands, like Wolverine’s claws.
There you have it! Let us know in the comment section below what covers you loved! Also, check us out on Twitter and let us know on Wednesdays and Thursdays what covers you loved using #CVCovers. See you folks next week!
The soon-to-be Black Panther, Chadwick Boseman, has been friendly with the press since the big announcement was made a few weeks back that he had been cast as the Marvel character. And now in a new interview, the actor has revealed some details on where he stands as a comic-book fan, whether or not he’s tried on the Black Panther suit yet (he hasn’t), and more.
Talking to EW, Boseman says that he doesn’t think there’s a screenplay for his standalone film at the moment. “All of that is being come up with right now,” he says. “How do they say that: My pay grade doesn’t reach that high.” The actor also says that prior to the big reveal that he would be debuting as the character in Captain America: Civil War, he had only been talking to Marvel about the role for less than a month (though he acknowledges that there had been “rumors” out there prior to that).
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles #40
Tom Waltz, Kevin Eastman (w) • Mateus Santolouco (a) • Santolouco, Eastman (c)
Mutants new and old make for a combustible mix! The Turtles are stuck in the middle of an unfolding brawl that could affect mutantkind forever! Will Hob’s army be destroyed before it even begins? Alopex, Nobody, Pigeon Pete…who will be the victor?
FC • 32 pages • $3.99
Before the all-new Secret Wars takes the comic world by storm in 2015, relive the complete Marvel Super Heroes Secret Wars legacy in one complete, stunning package. Hot off the heels of this year’s sold-out Marvel Famous Firsts: 75th Anniversary Masterworks Slipcase Set, Marvel is proud to present the MARVEL SUPER HEROES SECRET WARS: BATTLEWORLD BOX SET SLIPCASE, a deluxe collection of 11 hardcovers chronicling the history of one of Marvel’s most storied events!
Coming in June 2015, readers will be transported to Battleworld and back as they experience over 30 years of Secret Wars stories in one of the most comprehensive collections we’ve ever released! Plus, each of these extremely limited box sets comes complete with a full-size poster: legendary painter Alex Ross’s rendition of the cover to Marvel Super Heroes Secret Wars #1!
“Our Marvel Famous Firsts: 75th Anniversary Masterworks Slipcase Set was a huge hit with fans and retailers, selling out almost instantaneously. We knew we had to follow that up with something big,” says Marvel SVP Sales & Marketing David Gabriel. “Not only do you get the entire history of Marvel Super Heroes Secret Wars along with a complete hardcover jam packed with extras and bonus material, but they are all presented in one of the most stunning packages we’ve ever produced.”
MARVEL SUPER HEROES SECRET WARS: BATTLEWORLD BOX SET SLIPCASE is only available in extremely limited quantities, so don’t miss your chance to own a piece of Marvel history. This slipcase will arrive at local comic shops in June 2015 containing the following volumes:
MARVEL SUPER HEROES SECRET WARS: TO BATTLEWORLD AND BACK PREMIERE HC 334 pgs. – collecting Amazing Spider-Man (1963) #251–252, Incredible Hulk (1968) #294-295, Iron Man (1968) #181-182, Thing (1983) #10, Uncanny X-Men (1981) #180-181, Captain America (1968) #292, Avengers (1963) #242-243, Thor (1966) #341 and material from Fantastic Four (1961) #265328 pgs. – collecting Marvel Super Heroes Secret Wars #1-12328 pgs. – collecting Thing (1983) #11-22, and Fantastic Four (1963) #274 and #277280 pgs. – collecting Secret Wars II #1-3, New Mutants (1983) #30, Captain America (1968) #308, Uncanny X-Men (1981) #196, Iron Man (1968) #197, Web of Spider-Man (1985) #6, Amazing Spider-Man (1963) #268, Fantastic Four (1961) #282 and Avengers (1963) #260. 296 pgs. – collecting Secret Wars II #4-6, Daredevil (1964) #223, Incredible Hulk (1968) #312, Alpha Flight (1983) #28, Dazzler #40, Avengers (1963) #261, Thing (1983) #30, Doctor Strange (1974) #74, Fantastic Four (1961) #285and Cloak & Dagger (1985) #4
MARVEL SUPER HEROES SECRET WARS PREMIERE HC
THING: BATTLEWORLD PREMIERE HC
SECRET WARS II VOL. 1 PREMIERE HC
SECRET WARS II VOL. 2 PREMIERE HC
SECRET WARS II VOL. 3 PREMIERE HC
296 pgs. – collecting Secret Wars II #7-8, Power Pack (1984) #18, Thor (1966) #363, Power Man & Iron Fist #121, New Mutants (1983) #36-37, New Defenders #152, Amazing Spider-Man (1963) #273, Spectacular Spider-Man (1976) #111 and Uncanny X-Men (1981) #202288 pgs. – collecting Amazing Spider-Man (1963) #274, Avengers (1963) #265-266, Uncanny X-Men (1981) #203, and Fantastic Four (1961) #288 and #316-319344 pgs. – collecting New Avengers: Illuminati (2007) #3, Secret War #1-5, Pulse #6-9 and Secret War: From the Files of Nick Fury352 pgs. – collecting Beyond! #1-6, Spider-Man & The Secret Wars #1-4, What IF? (1989) #4 and #114, What If? Secret Wars, and Venom/Deadpool: What If?
SECRET WARS II VOL. 4 PREMIERE HC
SECRET WAR PREMIERE HC
BEYOND THE SECRET WARS PREMIERE HC
MARVEL SUPER HEROES SECRET WARS: BEHIND THE SCENES PREMIERE HC
360 pgs. – The secrets behind the Secret Wars! Discover everything you ever wanted to know — and more — about Marvel’s history of covert combats in this compendious collection of bonus content and special features for MARVEL SUPER HEROES SECRET WARS, SECRET WARS II, SECRET WAR, BEYOND! and more! From original art to design sketches to posters to MARVEL AGE articles to OFFICIAL HANDBOOK entries to alternate and reprint covers — if this volume doesn’t have it, you don’t need it! See Mike Zeck’s original pencils for MARVEL SUPER HEROES SECRET WARS #1, and the original version of SECRET WARS II #1 by Sal Buscema! Learn about the shield-slinging, secret-swapping action-figure line that tied in with the comic! Savor a gallery of rarities from Marvel UK! And prepare to get nostalgic as we shine a spotlight on the original epic, thirty years on!
MARVEL SUPER HEROES SECRET WARS ALEX ROSS POSTER
Hardcover: 3,568 pages
On Sale June 2015!
Having earned $330 domestically and $770 million in worldwide box office sales, Guardians of the Galaxy is an unequivocal hit. Still in select theaters, Star-Lord, Rocket, Gamora, Groot, and Drax are soon to be available for at home enjoyment. Disney hosted an event in advance of the release of the Guardians of the Galaxy Blu-ray recently, during which they screened nearly 40-minutes of extras and features from the set. IGN was able to attend the screening and follow-up Q&A with Guardians director James Gunn. (Take a look at our exclusive interview with Gunn on what to expect from Guardians of the Galaxy 2 HERE.) Available for Digital Download now, the Blu-ray release will bring with it a bevy of additional features.
Having earned $330 million domestically and $770 million in worldwide box office sales, Guardians of the Galaxy is an unequivocal hit. Still in select theaters, Star-Lord, Rocket, Gamora, Groot, and Drax are soon to be available for at home enjoyment. Disney hosted an event in advance of the release of the Guardians of the Galaxy Blu-ray recently, during which they screened nearly 40-minutes of extras and features from the set. IGN was able to attend the screening and follow-up Q&A with Guardians director James Gunn. (Take a look at our exclusive interview with Gunn on what to expect from Guardians of the Galaxy 2 HERE.) Available for Digital Download now, the Blu-ray release will bring with it a bevy of additional features.