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DC Universe – Post Comic Con International

So there is currently a massive marketing blitz for DC’s new product DC Universe.  With trailers coming out at Comic Con International San Diego and constant Facebook ads, but what does your $75 a year really get you?  Let’s dig into what we know about DC Universe.

-TV-

Probably the biggest selling point that they are pushing is access to exclusive new television content.  With five featured shows in the DC Universe trailer including three that are are slated for live action and two that are animated.

Titans had its trailer released at SDCC (the now infamous “Fuck Batman” trailer).  Showing us a dark and gritty DC world that we have come to know from the movies and in a lot of ways the CW shows.  This could go either way as far as entertainment goes. Will it lean too heavily on violence and language than story?  Only time will tell.

Grant Morrison’s version of the Doom Patrol seems like the natural choice for source material for the proposed Doom Patrol show.  If you aren’t familiar with this IP than you are in for a treat. This strange group of Super Hero/Trauma Victims had a fantastic run under Morrison, and is currently enjoying a great run under Eisner winner Gerard Way.  Do yourself a favor and check it out, because that will get you excited for what a show can be.

The big question mark is the live action Swamp Thing series.  Very little has been said about this, and it could end up being anywhere between “horrible beyond belief” and “the best show of all time”.  James Wan (writer of Saw, and executive producer on Aquaman) is attached to the project and that is positive. Also attached to the show are writers Gary Dauberman (writer on It and Annabelle) and Mark Verheiden (writer and executive producer on Ash vs. Evil Dead, Daredevil and Constantine).  They have stacked this with some horror and comic heavyweights so this has the stink of good on it. It also isn’t lost in translation that Verheiden was a writer and executive producer on Constantine which could make for a great through line to relaunching Constantine on DC Universe.

Young Justice Outsiders and Harley Quinn are the two announced animated shows.  Young Justice Outsiders is going to be starting on the third season of the very popular show.  Where Harley Quinn will be a new animated show. Curious to see if this will be stylistically more like the animated series that the character was born from, or the newer version that has been presented over the last few years.

On top of the exclusive new shows they will also be streaming a lot of their classic content which could have and incredibly wide range.  I could have anything from a rebooted Powerless to bingeable streams of Batman 66 or Smallville. There is a lot of DC content out there and that is without even looking at the slate of CW shows.

-Movies-

So far the announcements for movies have revolved around the available DC content from the past.  Everything from the fantastic animated movies that have been coming out over the last few years, to the original Batman and Superman films.  There is a lot that they can draw on for this segment of the service.

It will be interesting to see what they do with newer properties like the latest of the super hero films to come out in the theatre.  Will they begin to have exclusive DC Universe releases? Will there be early streaming access for users? There hasn’t been much information about this other than the clips that are included in trailers for the service.  

-Comics-

There will also be a comics aspect to the service.  Claiming that this will be a “curated” list of some of the best that DC has to offer, on demand to your device.  By creating this segment the service becomes something more than just another streaming service. Much of the push has been to cross platform and cross reference content.  Read a Batman comic on your phone or tablet, then watch the movie or animated show that was inspired by the run of comics that you just read. This is a really interesting idea and it seems like it could be a really great way to convert the eyes that see video content into eyes that read comic books.  

-Merch/Social Media-

So the platform is also slated to have some interesting aspects to it that no other streaming platform has ever really included.  Access to exclusive merchandise, a social media platform that gives you direct access to DC creators and the chance to earn exclusives and prizes.  This rounds out what the DC Universe can be, but will it be to much? These have the potential to be the lurking place of super fans that constantly neg the service they are paying for (looking at you WWE Network), or it could be a really interesting new take on what a media company can do with their properties.

For the price of $7.99 a month or $75 a year this is on the same price point as streaming services like Hulu or Netflix.  Will it be able to produce the same level or amount of content? Will this be worth it for casual DC fans or will this only be for the mega fan?  What happens when Marvel announces its service?

There are a lot of questions going into the DC Universe but they are taking pre-orders right now at the DC Universe page!

New Comics Release July 11th 2018

New Comics Release for 7/11/18

Another big week of new releases this week with a couple of tentpole titles from the big 2! Also, word is there’s a secret new image book by Robert Kirkman that will be out tomorrow. Keep your eyes peeled for more info about that! Lets get to it!

From Boom! this week, a new digital first comic makes it print debut with Ruinworld #1 (of 5). Intrepid adventurers Pogo and Rex are on a quest for fame and fortune. Their discovery of a special map leads them on an epic journey through dangers, demons and old enemies. Just one problem-they’ve already lost the map. An all-ages comic about fun, friendship and screaming in the face of danger, perfect for fans of Adventure Time and Adventure Zone.

From Dark Horse this week, the creator of Halt and Catch Fire debuts a new series on the Berger Books imprint called She Could Fly #1. In Chicago, an unknown woman appears flying at speeds of 120 miles per hour and at heights reaching 2,000 feet. Then she suddenly dies in a fiery explosion mid-air. No one knows who she was, how she flew, or why. Luna, a disturbed 15-year-old girl becomes obsessed with learning everything about her while rumors and conspiracy theories roil. Will cracking the secrets of the Flying Woman’s inner life lead to the liberation from her own troubled mind?

From DC this week, Big Blue is back in a new ongoing series with Brian Michael Bendis at the helm! Superman #1 comes out this week and is drawn by Ivan Reis. The fallout from the Man of Steel miniseries has Clark Kent looking at the world through new eyes… with new ideas about what Superman could and should do for the city of Metropolis and the planet Earth. His first job? Getting the planet back out of the Phantom Zone!

Also from DC this week Flash #50 hits the racks and is the Finale of Flash War! Zoom adapts two new Speed Force powers into his arsenal against both Barry Allen and Wally West. What are these strange new powers? What can they do? And how will this haunt the Scarlet Speedster long after “Flash War” is over? It’s the power of two Flashes pitted against the seemingly unstoppable Hunter Zolomon!

Lastly from DC this week, Titans #23 hits shelves. Can anything stop the Metagene pandemic unleashed through the events of JUSTICE LEAGUE: NO JUSTICE? The all-new Titans are on the case. Roll call: Nightwing, Donna Troy, Raven, Steel, Beast Boy and Miss Martian! But can even their combined might stand against new super-powered weapons of mass destruction birthed by the Metagenes? And (SPOILERS) how will the events of TEEN TITANS #20 come back to haunt the Titans? New enemies are out for blood in part one of “The Spark.”

From IDW this week Alan Moore returns to the League of Extraordinary Gentlemen! The Tempest #1 comes out this week! After an epic twenty-year journey through the entirety of human culture, Alan Moore and Kevin O’Neill conclude both their legendary League of Extraordinary Gentlemen and their equally legendary comic-book careers with the series’ spectacular fourth and final volume, “The Tempest.” This six-issue miniseries is a celebration of everything comics were, are and could be. Opening simultaneously in the panic-stricken headquarters of British Military Intelligence, the fabled Ayesha’s lost African city of Kor and the domed citadel of ‘We’ on the devastated Earth of the year 2996, the dense and yet furiously-paced narrative hurtles like an express locomotive across the fictional globe.

From Image this week, the artist from Chew debuts his new ongoing series! Rob Guillory writes and draws Farmhand, a dark new comedy about science gone sinister and agriculture gone apocalyptic! Jedidiah Jenkins is a farmer-but his cash crop isn’t corn or soy. Jed grows fast-healing, plug-and-play human organs. Lose a finger? Need a new liver? He’s got you covered. Unfortunately, strange produce isn’t the only thing Jed’s got buried. Deep in the soil of the Jenkins Family Farm, something dark has taken root, and it’s beginning to bloom.

Also from Image this week, Outpost Zero #1 hits racks. Welcome to Outpost Zero, the smallest town in the universe. The people there work the land, go to the fights every Friday night, and tuck their children into bed-but the Outpost is no place for dreams or aspirations. To survive is ambitious enough. As Alea and her friends graduate to adulthood on a frozen world never meant to support human life, something stirs. Something sees…

From Marvel this week, web head is back and in a brand new series with a brand new creative team! Amazing Spider Man #1 hits shelves this week! An alien invasion hits New York City and the only one who can stop it is…Spider-Man?! But that’s far from all you’ll find here – a revelation from the past puts Peter Parker’s job, relationships, and whole life in jeopardy! And if even that’s not enough, you’ll see a new roommate, new love interests – and a new villain! Spider-Man goes back to basics courtesy of Nick Spencer (SECRET EMPIRE, SUPERIOR FOES OF SPIDER-MAN) and the Marvel debut of RYAN OTTLEY (Invincible)!

Lastly from Marvel this week, X-23 #1 makes its debut! Cloned from a warrior, raised as a killer, Laura Kinney has gone through hell and come out the other side a hero. After a stint as the All-New Wolverine, she returns to her roots as X-23 to make sure no one ever has to go through the horrors she did. With her sister Gabby and their pet Jonathan in tow, X-23 forges her own destiny in this new series by Mariko Tamaki (HULK, HUNT FOR WOLVERINE: CLAWS OF A KILLER) and Juann Cabal (ALL-NEW WOLVERINE, ELEKTRA).

From AfterShock this week Relay #1 makes it debut! A perfect future of intergalactic travel and community. Every newly discovered planet is unified culturally through a monolithic structure known as the Galactic Relay. Although the towering monument is meant to inspire conformity of ideas, technology, and progress – many resent the foreign structure. Jad Carter, a Relay employee, must keep the peace and act as an emissary to new civilizations. But when he finds the Relay’s mythological creator, Hank Donaldson, his idea of reality and the universe shatters.

Here is your complete list:

Boom! Studios

Coda #3

Garfield Homecoming #2

Mech Cadet Yu #10

Robocop Citizens Arrest #4

Ruinworld #1

Dark Horse

Aliens Dust to Dust #2

BPRD Devil You Know #8

Disney Pixar Incredibles 2 #1

Resident Alien #4

She Could Fly #1

Tomb Raider Inferno #2

World of Tanks Citadel #3

DC

Detective Comics #984

Eternity Girl #5

Flash #50

Hal Jordan & Green Lantern Corps #48

Hawkman #2

Immortal Men #4

Plastic Man #2

Red Hood and the Outlaws #24

Scooby Apocalypse #27

Sideways #6

Suicide Squad #44

Superman #1

Titans #23

Wildstorm Michael Cray #9

Wonder Woman #50

Dynamite

Deja Thoris #6

Kiss AoD #5

Nancy Drew #2

Red Sonja #18

Sheena #10

Xena #6

IDW

Crow Memento Mori #4

Ducktales #10

GI Joe A Real American Hero #253

Haunted Horror #34

League of Extraordinary Gentlemen Tempest #1

Optimus Prime #20

Rick Veitch The One #6

TMNT Urban Legends #3

Transformers Lost Light #20

Transformers Unicron #1

Uncle Scrooge #36

Walt Disney Showcase #3

Image

Black Science #37

Dead Hand #4

Elsewhere #8

Farmhand #1

Isola #4

Monstress #18

Oblivion Song #5

Outpost Zero #1

Port of Earth #7

Rat Queens #10

Savage Dragon #235

Marvel

Amazing Spider Man #1

Amazing Spider Man Renew Your Vows #21

Champions #22

Daredevil #605

Deadpool Assassin #3

Domino #4

Exiles #5

Hunt for Wolverine Adamantium Agenda #3

Infinity Countdown Darkhawk #4

Ms Marvel #32

New Mutants Dead Souls #5

Old Man Logan #43

Punisher #227

Quicksilver No Surrender #3

Star Wars Darth Vader #18

Star Wars Thrawn #6

True Believers Fantastic Four Galactus Hungers #1

True Believers Fantastic Four Hulk Vs Thing #1

True Believers Fantastic Four Two In One #1

True Believers Fantastic Four Vs Doctor Doom #1

Unbeatable Squirrel Girl #34

X-23 #1

X-Men Blue #31

Aftershock Comics

Betrothed #5

Relay #1

Alterna Comics

It Came Out on a Wednesday #1

Metaphase #1

Scrimshaw #6

Sonitus #3

The XII #3

Wicked Righteous #6

American Mythology Productions

Casper and Hot Stuff #1

Antarctic Press

Black Hops USA GI #1

Gold Digger #254

Archie Comics

Archie #32

Betty & Veronica Friends Forever Travel Tales #2

World Of Archie Jumbo Comics Digest #80

Aspen MLT Inc

Charismagic Bol 3 #6

Jinri Volume 3 #5

Nu Way #1

Devils Due/1First Comics

Little Girl #1

Hero Tomorrow Comics

Apama the Undiscovered Animal #2

Tap Dance Killer #2

Keenspot Entertainment

Hunters of Salmanstra #11

Kenzer & Company

Knights of the Dinner Table #255

Lion Forge

Catalyst Prime Accell #12

Catalyst Prime Astonisher #9

Voltron Legendary Defender Vol 3 #1

Mad Cave Studios

Midnight Task Force #1

Scout Comics

Smoketown #8

Stabbity Bunny #6

Zinnober #2

Source Point Press

Morte One Shot

Titan Comics

Doctor Who Road to 13th Doctor 10th Doctor Special #1

Konungar War of Crowns #2

United Plankton Pictures

Spongebob Comics #82

Valiant Entertainment

Bloodshot Salvation #11

Vault Comics

Wasted Space #3

Zenescope

GFT Presents 2018 Cosplay Special #1

GFT Tales of Terror Vol 4 #5

Musketeers #5

New Comics September 13th 2017

New Comics Release for 9/13/17

This week is absolutely YUUGE! Tons of new
books kick the middle of September off with a bang so lets get right to it
shall we?
From Dark Horse this week we get the beginning
of a new Hellboy and the BPRD Series with 1955 Occult Intelligence #1 of 3. A layover on a remote
island drops Hellboy into a web of intrigue involving government secrets and
foreign agents waging their own cold war over a weapon that might be right up
the BPRD’s alley. In England Bruttenholm uncovers more secrets, indicating a
worldwide supernatural conflict about to boil over.

From DC, this week, tons of awesomeness
hitting the rack including Metal #2 and Teen Titans #12, a Metal tie-in, but
the book of the week this week is Action Comics #987, part 1 of the Oz Effect. The agents of the
mysterious Mr. Oz begin to move as the Man of Steel works to stop the chaos
they unleash in Metropolis and across the globe. But when Mr. Oz steps from the
shadows his identity rocks the Last Son of Krypton to his core. The story that
began in DC Universe: Rebirth #1 begins to end here!

From Image this week, a new series makes its
debut called Realm. Written by Seth Peck with art by Jeremy Haun. Fifteen years ago,
our world was overrun by creatures of myth; orcs, dragons, and other nameless horrors
threw the entire planet into total chaos. Today, the shattered remnants of
civilization must fight just to survive in a deadly new era of violence and
mayhem. While a powerful sorcerer marshals his forces, a group of warriors
embark on a journey to reclaim our world from the growing darkness.

From Marvel this week, Venomverse continues,
Secret Empire is over with issue Omega, and a new series starts up with
Runaways #1! The “IT” book of the early 2000s with the original cast
is back – Nico! Karolina! Molly! Chase! Old Lace! And, could it be? GERT?! The
heart of the Runaways died years ago, but you won’t believe how she returns!
Superstar author Rainbow Rowell (Eleanor & Park, Carry On) makes her Marvel
debut with fan-favorite artist Kris Anka (ALL-NEW X-MEN, CAPTAIN MARVEL) in the
series that will shock you and break your heart!

Here is your complete list:
Dark
Horse

Briggs
Land Lone Wolves #4
Dragon
Age Knight Errant #5
Groo
Play of Gods #3
Harrow
County #25
Hellboy
& BPRD 1955 Occult Intelligence #1
American
Gods Shadows #7
Shadows
on the Grave #8


DC
Action
Comics #987
Batgirl
& Birds of Prey #14
Dark
Knights Metal #2
Detective
Comics #964
Flash
#30
Hal
Jordan & Green Lantern Corps #28
Harley
Quinn 25
th Anniversary Special #1
Justice
League of America #14
Mister
Miracle #2
New
Super Man #15
Red
Hood and the Outlaws #14
Scooby
Apocalypse #17
Suicide
Squad #25
Supergirl
#13
Superwoman
#14
Teen
Titans #12
Titans
#15
Wonder
Woman #30
IDW
Clue #4
Dread
Gods #2
First
Strike #3
My
Little Pony Friendship is Magic #58
Real
Science Adventures Flying She Devils #6
Time
& Vine #3
TMNT
Amazing Adventures Robotanimals #3
TMNT
Universe #14
Transformers
Lost Light #9
Uncle
Scrooge #30
Wynonna
Earp Season Zero #3
Image
Birthright
#26
Black
Science #31
Curse
Words #8
Divided
States of Hysteria #4
Genius
Cartel #2
Ghost
Station Zero #2
Kill or
Be Killed #12
Mage
Hero Denied #2
Realm
#1
Redlands
#2
Retcon
#1
Rose #6
Sacred
Creatures #3
Spy
Seal #2
Winnebago
Graveyard #4
Youngblood
#5
Marvel
All New
Wolverine #24
Amazing
Spider Man #32
Ben
Reilly Scarlet Spider #7
Deadpool
#36
Defenders
#5
Doctor
Strange Sorcerers Supreme #12
Generations
Captain Marvel & Captain Mar-Vell #1
Gwenpool
#20
Hulk
#10
Marvel
Universe Guardians of the Galaxy #22
Ms.
Marvel #22
Old Man
Logan #28
Rocket
#5
Runaways
#1
Secret
Empire Omega #1
Secret
Warriors #6
Star
Wars #36
Doctor
Aphra #12
Unbeatable
Squirrel Girl #24
Uncanny
Avengers #27
Venomverse
#2
Vision
Directors Cut #4
Weapon
X #8
X-Men
Blue #11
Zombies
Assemble 2 #2
451 Media Group
Red Dog
#6
Action Lab
Amerikarate
#6
Miraculous
#13
Shinobi
Ninja Princess Lightning Oni #1
Aftershock
Babyteeth
#4
Insexts
#13
Pestilence
#4
Alternative Comics
Slasher
#4
American Mythology Productions
Rocky
& Bullwinkle Show #1
Amigo Comics
Ghost
Wolf Horde of Fangs #2
Archie Comics
Betty
& Veronica Double Digest #256
Riverdale
#6
Aspen MLT
Lola
XOXO Vol 2 #3
Boom Studios
Adventure
Time Regular Show #2
Grass
Kings #7
Lumberjanes
#42
Mech
Cadet Yu #2
Slam
Next Jam #1
War for
the Planet of the Apes #3
Comixtribe
Sink #1
Dynamite Entertainment
Ash Vs
Army of Darkness #3
Jim
Butcher Dresden Files Dog Men #4
Kiss
Vampirella #4
Shadow
#2
Sheena
#1
Skin
& Earth #3
Soverigns
#5
Will
Eisner Spirit Corpse Makers #4
Graphic India
Grant
Morrisons 18 Days #26
Keenspot Entertainment
Trumps
Titans #1
Lion Forge
Catalyst
Prime Accell #4
Ghost
Money #2
Oni Press
Damned
#4
Dead of
Winter #2
Invader
Zim #23
Kaijumax
Season 3 #3
Rick
& Morty Pocket Like You Stole It #3
Scout Comics
Tinkers
of the Wasteland #3
Titan Comics
Assassins
Creed Uprising #7
Blood
Bowl More Guts More Glory #4
Doctor
Who 10
th Year Three #9
Evil
Within #1
Hercules
Wrath of the Heavens #2
Rivers
of London Detective Stories #4
Wolfenstein
#1
Udon Entertainment
Street
Fighter Vs Darkstalkers #5
United Plankton Pictures
Spongebob
Comics #72
Valiant Entertainment
Ninjak
#0
Vault Comics
Fissure
#3
Powerless
#4
Zenescope
Van
Helsing Vs the Werewolf #3
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