Donnerstag, 10. September 2020

Dame Diana Rigg (The Avengers' "Emma Peel") R.I.P. - Sie erlag im Alter von 82 Jahren einem Krebsleiden

Dame Diana Rigg, die sowohl mit Emmy- und Tony Awards ausgezeichnete britische Schauspielerin ist tot.

In den 60er Jahren errang sie weltweite Bekanntheit durch ihre Darstellung der emanzipierten, britischen Geheimagentin "Emma Peel" (an der Seite von Agent "John Steed" alias Patrick Macnee) in der TV- Serie "The Avengers" (dt.: "Mit Schirm, Charme und Melone"); ZDF -Zuschauer gaben ihr damals - wegen ihrer in der Serie gezeigten Kampfeskünste - den Nickname "Karate-Emma".

Rigg erhielt im März diesen Jahres die Diagnose, das sie an Krebs erkrankt sei. Ihre Tochter Rachael Stirling äußerte sich dem "Hollywood Reporter" gegenüber, das ihre Mutter "spent her last months joyfully reflecting on her extraordinary life, full of love, laughter and a deep pride in her profession. I will miss her beyond words."


 "It is with tremendous sadness that we announce that Dame Diana Rigg died peacefully early this morning. She was at home with her family who have asked for privacy at this difficult time," teilte ihr Agent Simon Beresford mit.. 

"Dame Diana was an icon of theatre, film, and television. She was the recipient of BAFTA, Emmy, Tony and Evening Standard Awards for her work on stage and screen. Dame Diana was a much loved and admired member of her profession, a force of nature who loved her work and her fellow actors. She will be greatly missed."

Rigg spielte z.B. auch das einzige Bond-Girl, das den Geheimagenten ihrer Majestät ehelichen durfte,  "Tracy di Vicenzo". (An ihrer Seite damals George Lazenby in "On Her Majesty's Secret Service" (1969).)


"The Hollywood Reporter" hat einen sehr ausführlichen Nachruf auf Dame Diana Rigg, zu finden HIER!

Nachruf der "BBC WORLD" auf Diana Rigg

Diana Rigg in der Wikipedia

Diana Rigg in der IMDB (Internet Movie Data Base)


Comic-Stars "Emma Peel & John Steed"

  Dame Enid Diana Elizabeth Rigg

  20. Juli 1938 – 10. September 2020



Freitag, 28. August 2020

PREVIEWS # 384 ist da! ...und (nur) online DC CONNECT # 4 !

# 384, Front-Cover

# 384, Back-Cover

Seit dieser Woche bei uns erhältlich:

PREVIEWS # 384, mit den Listings (fast) aller US-Verlage (inkl. "Marvel Previews") für "comic books" (Heftchen), Sammelbände, Graphic Novels, Merchandise usw.

Nicht bei uns erhältlich (weil: den gibt's auf Wunsch des Verlags nur online einzusehen!) ist der aktuelle DC CONNECT # 4, den der geneigte Leser / Käufer / Sammler  HIER einsehen kann!


Donnerstag, 27. August 2020

Mittwoch, 26. August 2020

Official Press-Release: The Road To "Locke & Key - Sandman" / "Locke & Key - In Pale Battalions Go..." # 1 ist da!

# 1, regular cover - jetzt erhältlich

Official Press Release

Following the smashing first season success of the Netflix Original Series Locke & Key produced by IDW Entertainment, new fans are flocking to join the already massive following for Joe Hill and Gabriel Rodríguez’s beloved horror/fantasy tale. 

To satisfy demand in the interim before Locke & Key’s second season debut, IDW Publishing is thrilled to announce the next wave of published offerings in the Locke & Key franchise. There’s no better time for fans to experience the full breadth of the comic series that The A.V. Club calls “a modern masterpiece!”

"Retailer Incentive"-Variant, jetzt erhältlich

“I always wanted to have my own series character, like Philip Marlowe, Jack Reacher, or Sherlock Holmes. I just somehow never imagined my series character would be… a house. But that house is a home — my creative home,” says Hill

“I’ve spent some of the happiest hours of my life knocking around Keyhouse’s closets, cabinets, and odd corners, hanging there with my artistic compadres, Gabriel Rodríguez, Chris Ryall, and Jay Fotos. We’ve never stopped having fun and I couldn’t be more excited about the stories we’ve got ahead of us. We’re going to do our very best to unlock some good things in 2020.”

“Locks work both ways, so of course the ending of the first Locke & Key epic would lead to new journeys altogether. It’s natural that Joe, Jay, Chris, and I would be eager to explore Keyhouse’s other thrilling and impossible tales,” says Rodríguez. “It’s incredibly rewarding to see the saga of Chamberlin Locke unfold and reach a bombastic ending in the upcoming arcs …In Pale Battalions Go… and Hell and Gone, the latter of which will give us the chance to pay tribute to one of the mythologies that inspired us all to devote our lives to comics — DC’s The Sandman Universe. And even that is only the beginning… so brace yourselves!”

"things to come..."

“It’s impressive how Joe and Gabriel keep finding new ways to expand the scope and breadth of Locke & Key, so for that reason alone, I’m happy to be working with them again,” says Chris Ryall, editor of the series. “But really, what I remain most excited about is just the chance to continue working alongside some of the most talented and special people I’ve ever had the good fortune to work with. The great comics to come are just a bonus after that.”

August through October will see the release of the three-part miniseries, "Locke & Key: …In Pale Battalions Go…", serving as a lead-in to Hell & GoneLocke & Key’s hotly anticipated crossover with DC’s The Sandman Universe slated for late fall. Set in the spring of 1915, the story follows John Locke, a patriot too young to enlist in the greatest war of all. He intends to use the impossible, reality-bending keys to turn the tide on the grimmest battlefield of the 20th century… a hellscape whose darkness might even strike fear into an army of shadows.

Be sure to follow IDW on social media for the latest information regarding IDW’s complete line of Locke & Key products!
In October, the Locke & Key – The Sandman Universe: Hell & Gone # 0 comic book officially kicks off the crossover fans have been waiting for with a special reintroduction of storylines and characters who populate the fall’s landmark event series. In the reprinted tale “Open the Moon” (originally presented in 2011’s Locke & Key: Guide to the Known Keys), Chamberlin Locke, patriarch of the Locke family, wields the Moon Key to reveal new secrets lurking in Keyhouse… and unlocks a strange new world leading directly into the events of the Hell & Gone series. 

Also, the # 0 issue peels back the curtain on Dream of The Endless with a classic tale reprinted from "The Sandman".

Locke & Key: Keyhouse Compendium, scheduled for release in October, collects the original, sprawling tale of magic and family, in one massive 900-page hardcover edition complete with a dust jacket featuring all-new front- and back-cover artwork by series co-creator Gabriel Rodríguez

Marking the first time that the core Locke & Key six-volume series has all been collected into a single tome, the Keyhouse Compendium — much like the doors of Keyhouse itself — transforms all who open its pages. Witness the triumphs and tragedies of Tyler, Kinsey, and Bode Locke from their very first steps on the ancestral grounds of Massachusetts to the climactic final battle with the supernatural entity Dodge.

In November and January, the most talked-about crossover of 2020 will hit stores: Locke & Key – The Sandman Universe: Hell & Gone, a monumental two-part story that sees the destiny of the Locke family intertwine with the mythos of DC’s The Sandman Universe

In November, IDW will publish "Locke & Key – The Sandman Universe: Hell & Gone" # 1, followed by DC’s "The Sandman Universe – Locke & Key: Hell & Gone" # 1 in January

“If you think you can unlock the gates of Hell and just invite yourself in, you must be dreaming,” the tagline promises, for a tale crafted by Joe Hill and Gabriel Rodríguez, and overseen by Sandman writer and co-creator Neil Gaiman.

Finally, IDW welcomes the Locke & Key series into the company’s comprehensive in-house Spanish Language publishing initiative with the release of Locke & Key, Vol. 1: Bienvenidos a Lovecraft in February 2021. Collecting the six-issue “Welcome to Lovecraft” storyline that introduced the Locke kids and their nemesis Dodge, Bienvenidos a Lovecraft expands the accessibility of Hill and Rodríguez’s storytelling to Spanish-speaking communities throughout the United States, Mexico, and Canada.

Be sure to follow IDW on social media for the latest information regarding IDW’s complete line of Locke & Key products!


For Further Reading  (alle Bände sind bei uns in der Torstraße erhältlich!)

Locke & Key, Vol. 1: Welcome to Lovecraft        •   FC   •   $19.99 US / $25.99 CAN   •   ISBN 978-1-60010-384-1

Locke & Key, Vol. 2: Head Games •   FC   •   $19.99 US / $25.99 CAN   •   ISBN 978-1-60010-761-0

Locke & Key, Vol. 3: Crown of Shadows   •   FC   •   $19.99 US / $25.99 CAN   •   ISBN 978-1-60010-953-9

Locke & Key, Vol. 4: Keys to the Kingdom            •   FC   •   $19.99 US / $25.99 CAN   •   ISBN 978-1-61377-207-2

Locke & Key, Vol. 5: Clockworks    •   FC   •   $19.99 US / $25.99 CAN   •   ISBN 978-1-61377-699-5

Locke & Key, Vol. 6: Alpha & Omega       •   FC   •   $24.99 US / $33.99 CAN   •   ISBN 978-1-63140-144-2

About the Creators

Joe Hill is the #1 New York Times bestselling author of Full ThrottleThe FiremanHeart-Shaped Box, and NOS4A2, recently made into a TV series from AMC. His horror novella In the Tall Grass, co-written with Stephen King, was made into a feature film from Netflix. His book of short stories, 20th Century Ghosts, won the Bram Stoker Award and British Fantasy Award for Best Collection. He earned the Eisner Award for Best Writer for his long-running comic book series, Locke & Key, featuring the eye-popping art of Gabriel Rodríguez.

Born in Santiago, Chile, Gabriel Rodríguez began working as an illustrator in the late ’90s and in 2002 started drawing books for IDW Publishing, including CSIGeorge Romero’s Land of the Dead, and Beowulf, amongst others. In 2007, he co-created the award-winning series Locke & Key with Joe Hill. He continued developing other creator-owned projects: the Eisner-winning Little Nemo: Return to Slumberland, with Eric Shanower; Sword of Ages; and the gritty sci-fi adventure Onyx, with Chris Ryall.

Freitag, 21. August 2020

DC FanDome: neues Batman - Kinofilm - Artwork von JIM LEE

exklusives Artwork von Jim Lee: das neue BATMAN Kino-Film Kostüm
bereits vor dem DC FanDome-Event vorgestellt.

"The Batman" spielt am Beginn seiner Karriere als Verbrechensbekämpfer. Mit Robert Pattinson (Bruce Wayne / Batman), Zoe Kravitz als Catwoman, Paul Dano als Riddler, Colin Farrell als Penguin, John Turturro als Carmine Falcone, sowie Peter Sarsgaard (möglicherweise als Two-Face ?). Außerdem Jeffrey Wright als Commissioner Gordon und Andy Serkis als Alfred Pennyworth.

Im "Flash" Kino-Film wird übrigens wohl doch (wieder) Ben Affleck als Flattermann an der Seite des schnellsten Mannes der Welt zu sehen sein. Zusätzlich auch Michael Keaton (als "Batman" aus der Parallelwelt der Tim Burton-Batman-Kinofilme).

"The Batman" - offizielles Logo

Donnerstag, 20. August 2020

Official Press Release: DC FanDome - jetzt ein zweitägiger Online Event!

On Saturday, August 22, join fans around the world for a 24-hour show with the biggest stars, filmmakers, and creators from the world of DC.

See exclusive content behind the biggest films, TV series, games, and comics.

Hear the latest news, be the first to see new footage, and more!

Official Press Release

DC FanDome News! Massive Global Fan Experience Is Now a Two-Part Event

“DC FanDome: Hall of Heroes” on Saturday, August 22

“DC FanDome: Explore the Multiverse” on Saturday September 12

DC FanDome – the first-of-its-kind virtual experience for DC superfans globally – became too massive to contain in the four dimensions of only a single day on Earth-Prime!

And we realized that not even The Flash could get through the entire 100+ hours of programming in 24 hours. With hours upon hours of content and choices of what to watch and explore, DC fans (including DC’s Jim Lee himself!) clamored for a way to access more of what DC FanDome has to offer.

So, in order to super-serve the world’s finest fans, DC FanDome has been transformed into a two-part event: the eight-hour DC FanDome: Hall of Heroes show on Saturday, August 22, followed three weeks later by DC FanDome: Explore the Multiverse, a 24-hour, on-demand experience accessed via the program scheduler on Saturday, September 12.

“This is an incredible way to deliver for our fans and offer them twice the DC FanDome experience,” said Jim Lee. “Seeing all the feedback in real time on social media, we realized that the only way to do ‘Justice’ to DC FanDome was to allow it to evolve and expand into two unique events.”

Completely free to fans worldwide, all DC FanDome content at both events will be presented in nine Earth languages: Chinese, English, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Portuguese and Spanish.

In addition, the DC FanDome creators (no, not Perpetua) have set their fans free to explore both events on mobile devices. Now fully accessible on your phone or tablet as well as laptop or desktop, the DC FanDome experience can teleport with you to whichever dimension you choose to travel! Get ready to vibe!

Here’s the scoop on both events:

On August 22, fans will be transported into the DC FanDome: Hall of Heroes, the epic world designed personally by Jim Lee and featuring special programming, panels and exclusive reveals from DC films, TV series, games, comics and more. The supercharged eight-hour show will air three times during a 24-hour period, allowing fans all across the world the chance to experience DC FanDome: Hall of Heroes in their own universe. The superpowered event will begin at 10:00 am PDT at

On September 12, DC FanDome: Explore the Multiverse will offer DC fans the experience of a lifetime, with full access to more than 100 hours of on-demand content, beginning at 10:00 am PDT.

This is the time for fans to suit up and determine their own adventure, selecting from exclusive panel sessions, screenings and never-before-seen content from the DC Multiverse of films, television, comics and games.

Fans, your timeline awaits – at your own pace and on your own schedule. Choose your path wisely with the help of the official DC FanDome: Explore the Multiverse program scheduler found at It doesn’t have the 12th-level intellect of Brainiac, but it will certainly be a great guide to help you explore the Multiverse on September 12!

And it’s not just the adults who get to have all the fun, the adventure is also heating up for young DC Super Hero fans. Launching Saturday, September 12, DC Kids FanDome will offer kids (and their parents) a break from the seemingly endless “at home” summer with a kid-friendly companion event to DC FanDome, accessed separately at

The one-day- only festivities kick off at 10:00 am PDT, and young Super Heroes in training around the world will not want to miss it!

DC FanDome: Hall of Heroes opens its doors on Saturday, August 22, at 10:00 am PDT, with an eight-hour show that will air three times during a 24-hour period.

DC FanDome: Explore the Multiverse will be unleashed on Saturday, September 12, at 10:00 am PDT, with 100+ hours of content available on demand, to watch on your own schedule, for 24 hours.

DC Kids FanDome also launches on Saturday, September 12, at 10:00 am PDT, with its own kid- friendly companion site at, accessible on demand for 24 hours.


DC FanDome is accessible on your phone, tablet, laptop or desktop

Mittwoch, 19. August 2020

AKTUALISIERT (3) / Kurz-Übersicht: Marvel-Heft Serien, seit Monaten überfällig... + "Eternals" -Trailer

...hier eine "Missing In Action" - Liste jener Marvel-Titel die (ohne nähere Angabe von Gründen) seit dem Frühjahr fehlen.

(heißt: Hefte seit etwa vier bis fünf Monaten überfällig, ohne das Marvel verlauten ließ, ob diese Serien bzw. Titel eingestellt wurden, oder aber "irgendwann" doch noch erscheinen werden...)

z.T. handelt es sich hier um "Neu-Starts" (die dann doch nicht starteten), z.T. "nur" um Folgehefte bereits laufender Reihen (ongoings, limited series...) die mittendrin ab- bzw. unterbrochen wurden...



Darkhold Alpha 
X-Men: Dawn Of X Saga (official CANCELLED, erscheint nicht)
The Punisher Vs Barracuda 
Children Of The Atom 
Gwen Stacy 
Amazing Spider-Man: The Daily Bugle 
Black Panther 
Atlantis Attacks  (Rest-Ausgaben verschoben auf November!)
The Marvels 
America Chavez: Made In The USA 
How To Read Comics The Marvel Way 
Dark Agnes 
New Warriors 
Infinite Destinies -Annuals - : Iron Man, Thor, Avengers, Guardians...
Power Pack (Neu-Start, jetzt verschoben auf November!) 
W.E.B. Of Spider-Man
Dark Ages
Non–Stop Spider-Man
Eternals (Neu-Start November)

Annuals 2020:
Ghost Rider

(Quelle: "Bleeding Cool")


Die vor vielen Monaten für den Sommer angekündigte Comic-Adaptation von "Star Wars: Rise Of Skywalker" (dem letzten der "Disney"-Star Wars-Kino-Machwerke) wird (gerüchteweise) nun nicht veröffentlicht werden. Wäre dann der erste Star Wars Kinofilm ohne eine Comic-Adaption.