SUICIDE SQUAD opens to August record amid mixed reception

SUICIDE SQUAD opens to August record amid mixed reception

Over the weekend, Warner Brothers released their latest DC film in theaters, Suicide Squad. It opened in 4255 theaters to the tune of 135 million dollars. With this haul, the film broke the previous record for biggest opening weekend in August, which belonged to Guardians of the Galaxy‘s 94 million. The film is also the first to cross the century mark in August. Despite it’s strong opening haul, the film struggled to hold on to…

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REVIEW: Batman #3

REVIEW: Batman #3

Batman is one of the most iconic characters ever created. Some of the best comic book stories ever written revolves around Bruce Wayne and his alter ego, so it’s a nearly impossible task to write something long lasting. Something that stands out as memorable, creative, unique. Over the last couple of years, DC’s flagship title has been in the hands of Scott Snyder and Greg Capullo, who churned out some of the best stories of…

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ADVANCE REVIEW: Brickleberry #1 – Crude, Wacky, and cows a plenty

ADVANCE REVIEW: Brickleberry #1 – Crude, Wacky, and cows a plenty

Based on the animated Comedy Central series by the same name, Brickleberry opens in a post-apocalyptic wasteland where a lonesome survivor named Steve, takes on his bovine overlords in a last ditch attempt to save mankind from the cow apocalypse. He gets transported back in time to kill the man responsible for Earth’s destruction, a park ranger named Woody, his former boss. This is in no uncertain terms a book for the fans of the…

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SUPERGIRL finds its Superman in Tyler Hoechlin

SUPERGIRL finds its Superman in Tyler Hoechlin

It has previously been reported that the second season of Supergirl will see Clark Kent visiting his cousin Kara in National City. While there was a fan petition to get Tom Welling to repeat his role as the legendary farm boy from Smallville, it has now been confirmed that the show’s producers have recruited Tyler Hoechlin to play the iconic superhero. Commenting on the casting in an interview with comicbook.com, Supergirl‘s executive producer Andrew Kreisberg said “Greg Berlanti and I have wanted to work with…

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SUICIDE SQUAD officially rated PG-13

SUICIDE SQUAD officially rated PG-13

Following the success of Deadpool, rumours began circulating that other films would be aiming to capitalise on the same audience that seemingly longed for a R-rated comic book film. In the months following its release, Deadpool had broken almost every record imaginable for R-rating films, so it wasn’t surprising when it was announced that the final Wolverine film would aim for a R-rating. However what caused the rumour mill to run amok was the announcement that there would be a special R-rated…

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NANJING: THE BURNING CITY wins Silver Reuben in Dark Horse dominated category

NANJING: THE BURNING CITY wins Silver Reuben in Dark Horse dominated category

Over the weekend, the National Cartoonist Society had their annual awards ceremony, and amongst the winners was the celebrated Nanjing: The Burning City, which won the Silver Reuben for best graphic novel. The book’s creator Ethan Young commented that “To receive the Silver Reuben has been such a proud moment for me.” Young’s win came in a category publisher Dark Horse was set to win from the start, as all three nominees were for their publications. This fact was…

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Si Spurrier and Comics Media’s Recency Bias

Si Spurrier and Comics Media’s Recency Bias

Earlier this week, Simon Spurrier, writer of the ongoing series Cry Havoc, released a brief criticism of the comic book press on his website. In his note, he criticised the media for what he perceived to be a disinterest in covering ongoing series’ after its initial launch. As he says, “What’s weird is that our press focuses all its attention on the takeoff – and occasionally on a spectacular crash – but none at all on those planes…

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MIRROR’S EDGE heading to the small screen

MIRROR’S EDGE heading to the small screen

  Coinciding with the release of the sequel to 2008’s Mirror’s Edge, Endemol Shine Studios have announced they are developing the popular video game IP into a TV series. The game follows the free-runner Faith Connors as she attempts to prove her sister’s innocence. More than anything, the game made waves due to its unique gameplay which allowed the player to roam around a large city as a parkour savvy rebel, all through a first person perspective…

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James Cameron announces 4th AVATAR sequel

James Cameron announces 4th AVATAR sequel

In 2009, a cinematic phenomenon exploded into cinemas worldwide. It was a movie that received universal praise for its visually spectacular world, as well as its near flawless use of 3D. The latter accomplishment propelled 3D as the go-to technology for Hollywood, proving there was huge potential in the technology if the driving force behind a project only had the vision to implement it properly. Avatar set a new standard for what was possible at the worldwide…

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REVIEW: Grumpy Cat and Pokey #2 – Perfectly balanced entertainment

REVIEW: Grumpy Cat and Pokey #2 – Perfectly balanced entertainment

Dynamite’s continued adventures of Grumpy Cat and Pokey follow the same formula as the earlier issues featuring our two felines. Grumpy Cat is a narcissistic pessimist with little interest in helping her friend unless it benefits her. Pokey, on the other hand, is a gleefully naive idealist that is never afraid to challenge himself. That is, until this issue. As before, each issue contains three separate stories, and in the opening story by Royal McGraw and Michelle Nguyen we…

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