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Archive for September 2017

History of X-Men’s Sentinels Explained

As the X-Men head to TV with The Gifted, we look back at the legacy of the mutant hunting robots.

Former Dark Horse Editor-in-Chief Scott Allie Exits Publisher

Former Dark Horse Editor-in-Chief Scott Allie Exits Publisher

Veteran Dark Horse Comics editor and writer Scott Allie has left his full-time position at the publisher, CBR has confirmed, after a tenure of 23 years including three years as Editor-in-Chief. Dark Horse provided CBR with the following statement, disclosing that his last day as a staff member will be this coming Friday:

Scott Allie will depart as a full-time employee from Dark Horse Comics on Friday, October 6th. He will continue his career in comics as a freelance editor and writer and will work with Dark Horse on several key projects. Dark Horse would like to thank Scott for his contributions during his 23 years with the company.

At Dark Horse, Allie has worked closely on the company’s major franchises including its slate of Hellboy and Buffy the Vampire Slayer titles. He started his editorial career in the mid-’90s working alongside Bob Schreck on the legendary Dark Horse Presents anthology. He served as Dark Horse Editor-in-Chief from 2012 to 2015, where his title shifted to Executive Senior Editor, and Dave Marshall was named the company’s new Editor-in-Chief.

Allie also has had several stints at the company as a writer, having co-written several B.P.R.D.-related series with Hellboy creator Mike Mignola, along with solo contributions to anthologies such as The Dark Horse Book of Hauntings.

RELATED: Dark Horse Editor Scott Allie Apologizes Amid Accusations of Misconduct

In October 2015, Allie became embroiled in controversy regarding a reported history of misconduct, with one event at Comic-Con International in San Diego 2015 coming to light in detail. Graphic Policy published a first-hand account from comics writer Joe Harris stating that at a hotel bar on the Thursday night of the convention, Allie grabbed Harris’ crotch and bit his right ear. In the same piece, an anonymous former Dark Horse employee was quoted as saying that Allie’s “misbehavior goes back decades.”

Following the report, Allie apologized for his behavior at the con, saying that his “personal approach and decisions for managing stress were bad,” and informed CBR he was seeking outside help for substance abuse. Allie’s move from Editor-in-Chief to Executive Senior Editor happened three weeks before the Comic-Con incident was reported by Graphic Policy.

Allie has not publicly commented on his departure from Dark Horse, and it’s not yet known which projects at the company he’ll remained involved in, or other freelance endeavors.

The news of Allie’s departure from Dark Horse was first reported Friday by Bleeding Cool. This comes days before New York Comic Con, where Dark Horse will be in attendance as an exhibitor.

The post Former Dark Horse Editor-in-Chief Scott Allie Exits Publisher appeared first on CBR.

How Marvel’s Inhumans Connects to Agents of SHIELD

This article contains full spoilers for Marvel's Inhumans. Make sure to read IGN's review of Marvel's Inhumans: The First Chapter.

Marvel's Inhumans: Season 1 might not be leading up to a point where Black Bolt faces down with Daisy Johnson, but ABC's other TV series featuring a cast of Inhumans, Marvel's Agents of SHIELD, has a very important impact on this new series.

Agents of SHIELD introduced the concept of Inhumans into the MCU when Skye unwittingly underwent a Terrigenesis transformation back in Season 2. The season ended with a box of Terrigen crystals falling into the ocean, infecting Earth's water supply and fish population and then setting off a string of Terrigenesis transformations across the globe, spawning a whole bunch more Inhumans.

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Major Spoilers Question of the Day: Underrated X-Man Edition

Which Marvel mutant is the MOST underrated X-Man?

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EXCLUSIVE: The Princess Bride: As You Wish – Memorable Quotes to Color

EXCLUSIVE: The Princess Bride: As You Wish – Memorable Quotes to Color

Just in time for the 30th anniversary of the beloved film, this adult coloring book features brand-new artwork in the sequel you’ve always wished for! Enjoy the most memorable lines and moments from this celebrated classic.

  • Follow up to last year’s hugely successful hit!
  • Advance solicited for September release!

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Brevoort Explains How No Surrender Works Around Marvel’s ‘No Events’ Rule

Brevoort Explains How No Surrender Works Around Marvel’s ‘No Events’ Rule

The Avengers past and present will unite for Marvel Legacy’s “Avengers: No Surrender” story arc — but Marvel Comics doesn’t want you to call it an event…at least not with a capital “E.” Rather, the massive, weekly storyline will be contained to one series: The Avengers.

Discussing Marvel’s break from capital-E Events — which traditionally include slews of tie-ins — Marvel SVP and Executive Editor Tom Brevoort explained to Newsarama how “No Surrender” works around the new rule. The Marvel exec said the “No Surrender” model for events shouldn’t be ruled out going forward.

He said, “…a lot of [the continuation of the No Surrender event model] will depend on how this all works out. But this is definitely the kind of big story you can expect in ‘Legacy.’ The main thing that we’re not going to be doing are those kind of, bringing all the heroes together, touching every corner of the Marvel Universe, one core title with lots of tie-ins and mini-series capital-E ‘Events.'”

He added, “But part of the motivation for ‘No Surrender’ and for those kind of event stories, is to do something that fans can get excited about getting into shops and picking up every week, so we very well could see this kind of model applied to that kind of thing in the future.”

RELATED: Avengers #676 Cover Adds New Member to Team’s Iconic 1963 Debut Issue

“Avengers: No Surrender” kicks off in January’s Avengers #675, written by Mark Waid, Al Ewing and Jim Zub, with art by Pepe Larraz. The weekly storyline will last for three months, with the writing team working together throughout while artist Kim Jacinto illustrates the second month’s chapter, and Paco Medina takes on the third month’s.

“The Earth has been stolen! That’s the kickoff to the wildest Avengers epic ever put to paper, a widescreen adventure with a massive cast and an unlimited budget,” Brevoort said in a statement. “Avengers past and present will be called upon to cope with a threat spanning out of the pages of MARVEL LEGACY #1. And like that oversized special, there’s a huge character return or two along the way that fans have been asking for—and one that they didn’t even know they wanted!”

Marvel Comics’ Legacy initiative kicked off Sept. 27 with Marvel Legacy #1, a 50-page one-shot from writer Jason Aaron and artist Esad Ribic that teased “startling origin of the Marvel Universe” and underscore how “it’s all connected.”

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Critical Hit #420: Weird Western: Dexter Stuckey (PF29)

In this installment of Critical Hit - A Major Spoilers Podcast: The party has reached Miller's mansion, and it is time for the big throw down.

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Critical Hit #420: Weird Western: Dexter Stuckey (PF29)

In this installment of Critical Hit - A Major Spoilers Podcast: The party has reached Miller's mansion, and it is time for the big throw down.

The post Critical Hit #420: Weird Western: Dexter Stuckey (PF29) appeared first on Major Spoilers.

Flashpoint’s Iris West May Come from a Different Time Period

Kiersey Clemons, who will star as Iris West in Flashpoint, discussed her role in the upcoming DC film, hinting at the possibility of her character coming from a different time period.

Speaking to ET Online, Clemons said that "because of going back and forth past and future with The Flash, you don't even know what time period you actually meet Iris." According to the actress, they're still deciding how to develop her character and handle her relationship with The Flash/Barry Allen in the movie.

Clemons also discussed the status of the movie, saying, "We're in the process of still replacing our director. We just got a new script." Last year, director Rick Famuyiwa exited the project, which Clemons previously said she found "very upsetting," as his involvement was a major reason she wanted to do the film.

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