Montag, 19. November 2018

Captain America reitet wieder: Der Marvel - "Event" Comic in 2019: WAR OF THE REALMS

Marvel Event 2019


Marvel kündigt die nächste "Event" Heft-Serie an: Autor Jason Aaron, Zeichner Russell Dauterman sowie Kolorist Matt Wilson werden sich lt. offiziellem Pressetext mit dem "most momentous event ever to hit the Ten Realms!" befassen.

Auf dem, gemeinsam mit dem official press-release zu "War Of The Realms" veröffentlichten, Promo-Artwork (oben) sind unter anderem zu sehen: ein, auf einem geflügelten Pferd reitender "Captain America" ("...mach mir den Hengst!"), "Spider-Man", "Thor", "Iron Man", "Black Panther", "Doctor Strange", "Wolverine", "The Punisher" und außerdem diverse Charactere, die zumindest derzeit wieder 'mal ohne eigene Heft-Reihe sind, wie etwa "She-Hulk", "Jane Foster", "Blade" u.v.a.


“I have been building towards WAR OF THE REALMS for the entire duration of my THOR run. So we're talking six years and 80-something issues and counting,” so Autor Aaron im press-release.

“This is a war that covers the entire globe and involves the biggest heroes of the Marvel Universe, as you can see in this amazing promo piece by my MIGHTY THOR collaborators, Russell Dauterman and Matthew Wilson, who I'm so thrilled to be working with again on WAR OF THE REALMS.”

"War of the Realms" ist seitens Marvel als sechsteilige Heft-Serie angekündigt, von der je zwei Ausgaben pro Monat erscheinen sollen; das Ganze wird den interessierten Marvelianer im April, Mai und Juni 2019 präsentiert werden (und dann natürlich auch im UNFUG erhältlich sein). Wie bei Marvel üblich wird die Event-Serie erneut von unzähligen Specials und crossovers zu regulären Marvel Reihen begleitet werden...

von Super-Helden, Trump und Schließmuskeln




...dieser Ausschnitt aus der Late Night Show von Bill Maher ("Real Time With Bill Maher" auf dem US- pay-tv Sender HBO) stammt zwar aus dem Jahre 2017, ist aber immer noch erfrischend aktuell.

In der ersten Hälfte folgt ein satirischer Blick auf das längst ausufernde Super-Helden- Verfilmungsangebot, sowohl im Kino wie auch im Fernsehen...

Ab ca. 2 min. 45 sec. stellt Maher schließlich Donald Trump's alter ego vor: den "Orange Sphincter" !

 
c) 2018 HBO

Montag, 12. November 2018

DC erweitert sein Angebot an "Black Label" Graphic Novels




DC erweitert sein Angebot an Sammelbänden ("Graphic Novel" Format) unter dem neugeschaffenen "Black Label" (deren erste Veröffentlichung die dreiteilige Mini-Serie im europäischen Softcover-Alben-Format ist,  "Batman: Damned"; dagegen ist "Batman: White Knight" die erste DC -Serie die im Sammelband den "Black Label" erhielt -während die Einzel-Heft-Erstveröffentlichungen   noch als reguläre DC Universe Hefte erschienen- ).

Im Laufe der kommenden Monate werden mehrere klassisch zu nennende DC Serien Neuveröffentlichungen erfahren, alle mit neuem Cover-Design bzw. Tradedress. So unter anderem die "Watchmen", "The Killing Joke", "All-Star Superman" u.v.a. Bisher ist nicht bekannt, ob diese Neu-Veröffentlichungen dann auch neues Bonus-Material enthalten werden.

Der "DC Black Label" Imprint soll hochkarätige Stories beinhalten, die außerhalb der normalen DC Heftchen Kontinuität angesiedelt sind (ähnlich den "Elseworlds" Stories) und sich (ähnlich den Comics von DCs VERTIGO Label) an eine ältere Leserschaft richten.

(Zu den unten genannten Neu- Veröffentlichungen gesellen sich dann natürlich noch die "Black Label" Titel, die im kommenden Jahr zuerst in Heft- oder Albenform (siehe z.B. "Batman: Damned") erscheinen und danach dann im Sammelband.)


Dem "Hollywood Reporter" ist DCs Veröffentlichungspolitik einen größeren Artikel wert (zu finden HIER!),

“The DC Black Label line will house the best and most evergreen stories from DC,” so DC Publisher Dan DiDio gegenüber The Hollywood Reporter. “The company has a long history that includes some of the most recognizable and renowned storytelling in comics and we want to honor that history by putting them under one banner.”

Hier die -lt. THR- komplette Übersicht der bis Ende 2019 geplanten (Neu-) Veröffentlichungen unter dem "DC Black Label":

(Anmerkung: in dieser Liste fiel mir sofort auf, das die "Luthor" GN vom Team Azzarello / Bermejo neu-veröffentlicht wird. Diese stellt aber eine direkte thematische Fortsetzung von "Superman Birthright" dar, der widerum nicht nachgedruckt wird...?!?)

 

All-Star Superman
by Grant Morrison and Frank Quitely (Trade Paperback, Dec. 4, 2018)

DC: The New Frontier
by Darwyn Cooke (Trade Paperback, Feb. 19 2019)

Watchmen (DC Modern Classics Edition)
by Alan Moore and Dave Gibbons (Hardcover, March 26, 2019)

Kingdom Come
by Mark Waid and Alex Ross (Trade Paperback, Apr. 23, 2019)

Frank Miller’s Ronin
by Frank Miller (Trade Paperback, May 6, 2019)

Batman: Year One
by Frank Miller and David Mazzucchelli (Trade Paperback, June 11, 2019)

All-Star Batman & Robin, The Boy Wonder Vol. 1
by Frank Miller and Jim Lee (Trade Paperback, June 11, 2019)

Batman: The Dark Knight Returns
by Frank Miller and Klaus Janson (Trade Paperback, June 18, 2019)

Batman: The Dark Knight Strikes Again
by Frank Miller (Trade Paperback, June 18, 2019)

Batman: The Dark Knight — The Master Race
by Brian Azzarello, Frank Miller and Andy Kubert (Trade Paperback, June 25, 2019)

Luthor: 10th Anniversary Edition
by Brian Azzarello and Lee Bermejo (Hardcover, July 9, 2019)

The Joker: 10th Anniversary Edition
by Brian Azzarello and Lee Bermejo (Hardcover, July 9, 2019)

Batman: Arkham Asylum
by Grant Morrison and Dave McKean (Trade Paperback, Aug. 13, 2019)

The Joker by Brian Azzarello: The Deluxe Edition
by Brain Azzarello and Lee Bermejo (Hardcover, Sept. 10, 2019)

Batman: The Killing Joke
by Alan Moore and Brian Bolland (Trade Paperback, Sept. 17, 2019)

Watchmen
by Alan Moore and Dave Gibbons (Trade Paperback, Sept. 24, 2019)

Batman: Year 100
by Paul Pope (Trade Paperback, Oct. 8, 2019)

Superman: Red Son
by Mark Millar, Dave Johnson, Andrew Robinson, Killian Plunkett 
and Walden Wong (Trade Paperback, Oct. 22, 2019)

Batman: The Long Halloween
by Jeph Loeb and Tim Sale (Trade Paperback, Nov. 5, 2019)

Black Orchid
by Neil Gaiman and Dave McKean (Trade Paperback, Nov. 12, 2019)

Batman: Dark Victory
by Jeph Loeb and Tim Sale (Trade Paperback, Nov. 26, 2019)

Batman: Haunted Night
by Jeph Loeb and Tim Sale (Trade Paperback, Dec. 17, 2019)

Catwoman: When in Rome
by Jeph Loeb and Tim Sale (Trade Paperback, Dec. 31, 2019)

 
alle Titel werden nach Veröffentlichung im UNFUG erhältlich sein!

Freitag, 9. November 2018

Grant Morrison im "Hollywood Reporter" - Interview / THE GREEN LANTERN - "2000 AD meets Roger Dean meets Heavy Metal"




Grant Morrison gab dem Branchenblatt "THR" (The Hollywood Reporter) anläßlich des Starts seiner "The Green Lantern" Serie ein ausfühliches Interview.

"...It’s all that stuff! [Laughs.] It’s Metal Hurlant, it’s the great illustrators of science fiction like Frank Kelly Freas and Virgil Finlay. It’s taking everything we love about science fiction — and specifically space opera, because it’s not hard science fiction — and trying to do something different with that, come up with a new tune while you know the words, you know?

When Liam’s art came in, that ornate thing, there’s nothing else in American comics like it, not since the Barry [Windsor-] Smith days. When you get to issue three and four, he just takes off, it’s astonishing. Issue four, it’s like one of those Hipgnosis books or those fucking Yes covers.

Das komplette Interview (in dem es auch um einige seiner anderen Arbeiten geht) hier:
THR: How Grant Morrison Is Pushing Himself With 'The Green Lantern'



 Grant Morrison und Zeichner Liam Sharp präsentieren in DC NATION # 6 einige eastereggs, die sie im ersten extrafetten  "The Green Lantern" versteckt haben.


...und Batman höchstpersönlich führt die Leser darin ein, wie man in Comics perfekte Schatten malt.
(Die 6. Ausgabe des DC - Kundenmagazin ist leider im Moment bei uns vergriffen, wird aber ab kommenden Mittwoch wieder bei uns erhältlich sein!)

Video: Disney's STAR WARS Crisis


Star Wars c) 2018 LFL / WDC

...nachfolgendes Video liefert einen sehr interessanten Ansatz zu erklären, wieso die Star Wars "Fortsetzungen" (naja...) des Disney Konzerns, namentlich die Episode VII (auch bekannt als die "greatest hits aus Folge IV, V und VI") und ganz besonders der storytechnisch absolut unterirdische "Episode VIII" von vielen (Alt-) Star Wars Fans verabscheut werden. Im Laufe des Videos wird aber auch auf die Disney'schen Veränderungen im Mythos bzw. den Werten im Star Wars Universum eingegangen. ( ...finde diesen 12minüter sehr interessant!)


Am Wochenende hat "Episode VII" deutsche free-TV-Premiere auf dem Kultur-Kanal RTL ("Dschungel Camp", "Naked Attraction") ...

Donnerstag, 8. November 2018

...aus der "Previews World": US Comics in dieser Woche: Tom King, mehr Grant Morrison, Keith Giffen, Doctor Who, Marvel Knights, New 52- Superman...


...hier nun eine kleine -!- Auswahl aus den US Comic Books die euch in dieser Woche bei uns erwarten  (Graphic Novels, Sammelbände, Merchandise usw. gibt's natürlich auch noch).

(Für eine komplette Übersicht der jeweils aktuellen Auslieferungswoche  -aber nur der US-Importe, unsere UK-Importe werden dort leider nicht gelistet!-  klickt einfach ab montags auf den "Watchmen"-smiley in der linken Spalte... 

Im Normalfall findet ihr die aktuellen US- / UK- Comic Titel stets ab Mittwochs (US- release date) auch bei uns im Verkauf!





 Grant Morrison Komplett-Leser aufgepasst: In dieser Woche erschien nicht nur seine heißerwartete "The Green Lantern" # 1, er ist auch Co-Autor des "Sideways" Annual # 1 in dem seine Kreation, der "New 52 - Superman" (in T-Shirt, Jeans und Boots -Optik) quasi-Rückkehr in's DCU feiert (oder doch nicht?) ...

...sowohl "Batman" (Vol. 3) ## 48 und 49 gibt's bei uns ab dieser Woche auch in einer streng limitierten und von Autor Tom King signierten Edition zu erwerben!

...der einst sehr erfolgreiche "Marvel Knights" (MK) Imprint von Marvel Entertainment feiert dieser Tage seine 20. Geburtstag, daher startet unter anderem in dieser Woche eine neue Mini-Serie.

...und passend zur neuen Inkarnation im TV (in UK auf der BBC, in Deutschland später auf ONE) nun auch Comic-Abenteuer des 13. Doctors in "Doctor Who" # 1

...aber lest selbst:



 ARCHIE GIANT COMICS BASH (digest), Archie Pblg.
(W) Various (A) Various (CA) Dan Parent
Archie and his pals 'n' gals are throwing GIANT-SIZED PARTY-and you're invited to laugh along with the gang with some of Archie's best and brightest stories!



THE EMPTY MAN # 1, Boom! Studios
(W) Cullen Bunn (A) Jesus Hervas (CA) Vanesa R. Del Rey
Horror sensation Cullen Bunn (Harrow County, Bone Parish) returns to the world of Empty Man with artist Jesús Hervás (Lucas Stand, Clive Barker's Hellraiser) in this new ongoing series. The nation is in the grip of a terrible pandemic. The so-called Empty Man disease causes insanity and violence. Government quarantines are mandatory...


WWE # 22, Boom! Studios
(W) Dennis Hopeless, Julian May (A) Serg Acu?a, Dozerdraws (CA) Adam Riches
Now that AJ Styles has officially joined the WWE Universe, it's time to face his greatest challenge yet-the man known as John Cena!


BORDER TOWN # 3, DC - Vertigo
(W) Eric M Esquivel (A/CA) Ramon Villalobos
The crazy old lady known only as La Curandera tells a tale that begins 500 years ago in the Aztec Empire at the peak of its strength and ends in her dirty little Arizona gift shop with four kids and a wayward Chupacabra, all of whom are meant to save the world from an ancient evil. Alas, it's a school night. But our heroes defy their destinies at tremendous cost when a new and yet very familiar foe is revealed.



THE DREAMING (Sandman Universe) # 3, DC - Vertigo
 W) Simon Spurrier (A) Bilquis Evely (CA) Jae Lee
As the Dreaming slips deeper into chaos, its frightened denizens yearn for strong leaders to guide them back to greatness. Enter Judge Gallows: nightmare of the major arcana, terror of the old frontier, whose thoughts and actions come knotted in hemp...
Released from Morpheus' black chest after a century in the dark, he may not be merciful-but he's always right.
His first case? Lucien's fitness to lead...



SIDEWAYS Annual # 1, DC
(W) Dan DiDio, Grant Morrison (A) Max Raynor (CA) Will Conrad, Ibraim Roberson
Sideways unleashes his "super" secret weapon against Perrus in an effort to free the oppressed people and escape to his home dimension. He'll get some additional help from the newly discovered Seven Soldiers, but only if someone makes a heroic ultimate sacrifice. Plus, a bonus backup story in which Sideways meets the Unseen!!


BATMAN (Vol. 3) # 49 signed by Tom King, Dynamic Forces / DC
"THE BEST MAN" part two! Now it's up to Catwoman to rescue her one true love. It's the Cat vs. the Clown in one exciting showdown that sets the stage for our giant anniversary issue-and the biggest union in comics!



UMBRELLA ACADEMY # 2, Dark Horse Comics
(W) Gerard Way (A) Nick Filardi (A/CA) Gabriel Ba
As big-business interests close in on the overgrown adolescents of the Umbrella Academy, unlikely alliances are formed and two brothers™ head into deep space.
Also: Ballroom dancing! A Magic Eightball! Cowboys! Dollhouses! And more . . . !
o Soon to be a Netflix original series.



BATTLESTAR GALACTICA (1978 / "classic") # 1, Dynamite
(W) John Jackson Miller (A/CA) Daniel HDR
The remains of humanity have been fleeing the Cylon menace - until now! Joined by another, second fleet of fugitives, Commander Adama sees the opportunity to strike back. Can he continue chasing an Earth that may be a myth, when the chance for victory is real? Plus: the treacherous Count Baltar returns in this miniseries timed for Battlestar Galactica's 40th anniversary year, written by New York Times bestselling author and comics writer JOHN JACKSON MILLER (Star Wars, Star Trek, Halo) and drawn by DANIEL HDR (Red Sonja)!



ELVIRA # 3, Dynamite
(W) David Avallone (A) Dave Acosta (CA) Joseph Michael Linsner
Elvira's time travel odyssey continues as she brings the author of DRACULA face to face with his nightmarish inspiration! Stoker? I hardly know 'er! Thrills, chills and more horrible puns like that, all in the third chapter of ELVIRA: TIMESCREAM...brought to you by David Avallone (Bettie Page) and Dave Acosta (Twelve Devils Dancing), the double-Dave team who brought you DOC SAVAGE: RING OF FIRE and TWILIGHT ZONE: THE SHADOW.


 AUNTIE AGATHA's HOME FOR WAYWARD RABBITS # 1, Image Comics
(W) Keith Giffen (A/CA) Benjamin Roman
Auntie Agatha's Home for Wayward Rabbits is in danger. Run by the titular Agatha and her niece, Julie, this peculiar shelter cares for damaged and dysfunctional rabbits-and now it's being threatened by a wealthy businessman who will stop at nothing to tear it down. This charming series marks the return of critically acclaimed writer KEITH GIFFEN to creator-owned work.



KICK-ASS # 9, Image Comics
(W) Steve Niles (A/CA) Marcelo Frusin
Hector Santos has enlisted a cold-blooded killer to hunt down and murder Kick-Ass before she destroys all his criminal operations. As Patience's power grows, so does her list of enemies-and her most feared enemy is lurking in the shadows, lying in wait to seek his vengeance.


OUTER DARKNESS # 1, Image Comics
(W) John Layman (A/CA) Afu Chan
Sci-fi and horror collide in this new series from the co-creator of CHEW!

Mankind has colonized the galaxy, but during our interstellar travels, we discovered a terrifying secret out in the Outer Darkness of space. Join Captain Joshua Rigg and the crew of the starship Charon as they encounter demonic possessions, hauntings, cosmic horror, and more!

All-star writer JOHN LAYMAN (CHEW) and artist AFU CHAN (Immortal Iron Fists) are ready to let you know that outer space is terrifying.



THE WALKING DEAD # 185, Image Comics
(W) Robert Kirkman (A) Charlie Adlard, Stefano Gaudiano, Cliff Rathburn (CA) Bill Sienkiewicz
On guard. Things are quiet at the Hilltop, but there is a storm brewing on the horizon.



INFINITY WARS # 5, Marvel Entertainment
(W) Gerry Duggan (A) Mike Deodato (CA) Javi Garron
Introducing... Loki's Cosmic Avengers!
Rated T+


MARVEL KIGHTS 25th # 1, Marvel Entertainment
(W) Donny Cates (A) Travel Foreman (CA) Mike Deodato
In celebration of the legendary imprint founded by Marvel's CCO Joe Quesada, a new crop of talent stands poised to tell a groundbreaking story across the Marvel Universe!
In the cemetery, the blind man does not know who he is, or why he has come to this particular grave at this moment.
He doesn't know the burly police officer with the wild story who has approached him.
Or the strangely intense man who sits in the rear seat of the patrol car, his eyes flashing green.
But all of that is about to change.
Because Matt Murdock is beginning to remember...
In a colorless world without heroes, the spark of light...must come from the dark...
Rated T


DOCTOR WHO (The Thirteenth Doctor) # 1, Titan Pblg
(W) Jody Houser (A) Rachael Stott (CA) Photo
The Doctor regenerates into her most thrilling incarnation yet - played by Jodie Whittaker, and traveling alongside three brand new companions: Graham (Bradley Walsh), Yasmin (Mandip Gill), and Ryan (Tosin Cole)!
Experience mind-blowing challenges and dynamic adventures through time and space - right alongside the Doctor and her friends!
A new series for a new era on the TARDIS, from a creative team of astounding women - Eisner-nominated writer Jody Houser (Faith, Mother Panic, Star Wars: Rogue One, Spider-Man: Renew Your Vows, Orphan Black, The X-Files: Origins), art by Rachael Stott (Doctor Who, Motherlands, Star Trek/Planet of the Apes) and colors from Enrica Angiolini (Shades of Magic: The Steel Prince, Warhammer 40,000)!



ALTER EGO # 155 (magazine), TwoMorrows Pblg.
Golden Age great Norman Maurer, artist, writer, editor, and filmmaker, is remembered by his wife Joan Maurer! She shares memories of Charles Biro's Crime Does Not Pay, Boy Comics, and Daredevil-of St. John's 3-D and Three Stooges comics with fellow legend Joe Kubert of his 1960s movie starring the Three Stooges (moe Howard was Norm's father-in-law!), plus Maurer's work for Marvel, DC, Gold Key, Fox, et al! Then, learn about Larry Ivie's 1959 plans for a Justice Society revival, more on John Broome, FCA (Fawcett Collectors of America), Mr. Monster in his Comics Crypt, and Bill Schelly!


PREVIEWS WORLD - New Releases

DC Black Label: "Batman: White Knight" tv spot


 ...natürlich auch im UNFUG erhältlich!