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Archive for May 2016 – Page 2

Top Comics to Buy This Week: June 1, 2016

We all want the best of the best, so let us point out the hottest comics released each week. We spotlight our favorite comics that we know are money-well-spent and new books that look cool and are backed by some top-tier talent.

Check out our picks, then take to the comments to let us know what looks good to you!

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Written by Tom King & Scott Snyder & Drawn by Mikel Janin | DC

This Rebirth special helps wrap up one era of Batman's career and usher in a new one, as outgoing writer Scott Snyder and incoming writer Tom King join forces. This issue explores the relationship between the rejuvenated Dark Knight and his newest protege, Duke Thomas, as the two contend with a dramatically revamped version of a classic Bat-villain. The result is a surreal, exciting romp through Gotham that makes the most of a very talented creative team. If you weren't excited about the future of the Batman franchise before, you will be after reading this comic.

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Thor: Ragnarok Might Be a Planet Hulk Mash-Up

With Thor: Ragnarok’s god-like cast recently announced -- including Jeff Goldblum, Tessa Thompson, Karl Urban, and Cate Blanchett as the villainous Hela, in addition to Chris Hemsworth as Thor and Mark Ruffalo as the Hulk -- we’re now starting to get word on what direction the film’s story could be taking. That includes a new rumor that indicates the film will definitely take some elements from the popular Planet Hulk comic-book tale.

Potential spoilers for Thor: Ragnarok follow...

JoBlo reports that the Thor sequel will be a sort of mash-up between the Ragnarok story and Planet Hulk. As per the site: “How Thor ends up on the planet in question is unclear, but he will definitely be involved in some gladiatorial games run by none other than Jeff Goldblum’s Grandmaster. In terms of Hulk’s appearance in this portion of the film, he will be rocking the one-shoulder armor as seen in the comics, so expect him to be decked out in the familiar Planet Hulk look.”

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A New Life For Kimberly Hart: Three Reasons Why You Should Read Mighty Morphin Power Rangers: Pink #1

Let’s face it, the Pink Ranger rocks. It’s a great day to be alive as Kimberly Hart gets her own comic book. Written by Brenden Fletcher & Kelly Thompson, with art by Daniele Di Nicuolo, this week brings the release of Mighty Morphin Power Rangers: Pink #1. If you’re looking for a reason to pick up the first issue tomorrow, here are three…

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One: The story begins on a heartfelt note. The mission that brings Kim back to her action packed roots is her parents going missing. Fletcher and Thompson write a well-rounded script, one that gives the Pink Ranger a refreshing new life.

Two: With that comes a strong theme of independent female power! She’s confident, smart, and determined. After I read the first issue I felt inspired because of it.

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Three: There are some really great variant covers, but this one below is particularly great. Illustrated by Babs Tarr the Ranger half is covered in glitter if you pick up the physical copy.

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Be sure to pick up a copy of Mighty Morphin Power Rangers: Pink #1 tomorrow.

A New Life For Kimberly Hart: Three Reasons Why You Should Read Mighty Morphin Power Rangers: Pink #1

How Does DC’s REBIRTH Continuity Work Exactly?

Three Jokers, Two Wally Wests, Two Lois Lanes, and now the Watchmen. How does it all make sense?

DENNY COLT Knocks Out a Cabbie In WILL EISNER’S THE SPIRIT #11 Preview

Matt Wagner & Dan Schkade continue the story of Will Eisner's pulp hero.

Arrow Star Blasts Suicide Squad Film for Ruining TV Plans

Willa Holland, who stars as Speedy in Arrow, has come forward to voice her frustration with the way in which Warner Bros. is handling the separation of its DC Comics film and television universes, noting the company could learn a few things from Marvel.

"Marvel does it in their own weird way, the mash between Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D and the movies and stuff," she said at MCM London Comic-Con (via Mirror). "So it's a little upsetting because you know it is possible and it can be done and how good it would be if it was done."

Both Holland and co-star Katrina Law noted that Arrow's Stephen Amell and The Flash's Grant Gustin would "kill it" if they were given the opportunity play their respective heroes on the big screen. Instead, Gustin's role is being portrayed by Ezra Miller, with Holland noting that "basically you're giving the world two different Flashes all of a sudden."

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Marvel NOW! … and Again: ‘This is the World We Live In’

MARVEL Executive Editor TOM BREVOORT discusses the company's upcoming relaunch.

Mike S Mall – The $40,000 Swiper

Earlier we ran a swipe file between Graham Nolan and Mike S Mall. But Mall has, it seems, been busy. And it has paid off.

Compare his sold painting of Hulk….

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to that of Joe Jusko.

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Or his sold painting of Captain America…

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…to that of Ron Garney.

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Or another of his Captain America painting, for sale for $900.

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To that of Alex Ross.

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Or his Spider-Man

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And that of Mark Bagley.  He didn’t even take the logo off.

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Just $700 for that one.

Or Thor and Enchantress…

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And Mike Deodato’s original.

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Indeed, if his website is up to date, he has sold around fifty of these paintings, every one a swipe. At an average of $800 each, that’s $40,000 he’s pocketed.

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TINA Goes TOP GUN In BOB’S BURGERS #12 Preview

And what the thumbs up sign really means from BOB'S BURGERS #12.

Best Shots Advance Reviews: MIGHTY MORPHIN POWER RANGERS: PINK #1, DARK SOULS #2

Advance reviews of two upcoming books.