Joe Manganiello Officially Cast as Deathstroke in DCEU

Joe Manganiello Officially Cast as Deathstroke in DCEU

After last week’s video-bomb by Justice League star Ben Affleck where he revealed footage of the infamous villain Deathstroke, speculation abounded as to whether the character would be appearing soon and who would play him. Today, in an interview first reported by The Wall Street Journal, DC Entertainment President and creative mastermind Geoff Johns announced that actor Joe Manganiello had officially been cast in the role of Slade “Deathstroke” Wilson. The 39-year old actor, who…

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BACK ISSUES: Essential Deathstroke

BACK ISSUES: Essential Deathstroke

Welcome to our new column, “Back Issues,” where each week I’ll examine a character, concept or issue making waves in comics today through issues from the past. I’m hoping this column will remind you of some great stories you’ve always been meaning to read, introduce to classics you’ve never heard of, or even just show you how weird and downright insane some of the stories have been over nearly a century of comic book storytelling….

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REVIEW: Deathstroke #1 – Mad, Bad and Dangerous to Know

REVIEW: Deathstroke #1 – Mad, Bad and Dangerous to Know

After a stunningly successful Rebirth one-shot, writer Christopher Priest hits the ground running with Deathstroke #1, a complicated and ruthless thriller that provides strong proof for how compelling and uncompromising his take on Slade Wilson is going to be. If there’s a flaw to the issue, it’s in how already Priest is structuring this series as an edgy and dark political thriller with a villain as the protagonist and the resulting complexity of the plot….

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KCCC 2016 – Interview with Christopher Priest on His Return to Comics

KCCC 2016 – Interview with Christopher Priest on His Return to Comics

Christopher Priest began working at Marvel Comics in 1978 as an intern, but by the 1980s he was regularly writing books for the company, with tenures as the writer of “Power Man and Iron Fist,” “Conan the Barbarian,” and “Amazing Spider-Man.” He also worked for DC Comics, writing “Green Lantern,” “The Ray,” “Justice League Task Force” and “Steel.” But he is best remembered for his five year run on Marvel’s “Black Panther” series in the…

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Deathstroke’s New DC Universe: Rebirth Look Revealed

Deathstroke’s New DC Universe: Rebirth Look Revealed

Over the weekend, DC Comics announced which titles, characters, authors, and artists would be a part of their new Rebirth launch. One of those newly announced titles was an ongoing Deathstroke series. Earlier this week, DC Comics artist Aco, one of the members on the Deathstroke art team, shared some of his designs on Facebook for Deathstroke’s new look, the new design for his daughter Ravager, and the rejected and final cover art for Deathstroke…

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More Puzzle Pieces Fall Into Place as DC Announces Low-Budget Features for 2014

More Puzzle Pieces Fall Into Place as DC Announces Low-Budget Features for 2014

Bleeding Cool is reporting that DC Entertainment is looking to mine its extensive library of intellectual property in a big way over the next couple of years. According to Rich Johnston, the site’s head writer: “A series of lower-prominence comic books being turned into relatively lower budget movies. Suicide Squad is one specifically mentioned as only needing a $40 million budget, pre-marketing. Some could be made for as little as $20 million.” [Full Article] Online speculation has…

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DC Books Cancelled, Writers Shifted To Other Books

DC Books Cancelled, Writers Shifted To Other Books

The news broke from DC that several books are to be cancelled soon, and several writers will be moved around in response to these changes. The news was the main focus of a recent interview DC Editor in Chief Bob Harris and Editorial Director Bobbie Chase gave to CBR. There are many writers being shifted over to other books due to this rather big move. Six books are being cancelled out of the New 52….

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