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Gotham: “Things That Go Boom” Review

Warning: Full spoilers for the episode below.

Man...I was really hoping Penguin, during his under-the-bridge showdown with Sofia and the ladies, had pulled a full Keyser Söze and blew up Martin. In fact, it would have been even more brutal than the move Keyser, of myth, had pulled because Oswald would have been killing Martin after he'd already rescued him. It would have been a cold kill made just so that the boy could never be used against him again.

The show taking that back actually felt out-of-character/out-of-step for the show. I get that it's way dark to kill a kid but the show's done it before. The show's gone way dark, in fact. This could have been a truly defining moment for the always-guarded Penguin but they rolled it back and it just felt too fluffy. I guess they were counting in us viewers actually caring about the bond Oswald had crafted with Martin. Or Martin in general. It would have been much safer to assume we'd all be pleased with the kid getting blown sky high.

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Gotham: “Things That Go Boom” Review

Warning: Full spoilers for the episode below.

Man...I was really hoping Penguin, during his under-the-bridge showdown with Sofia and the ladies, had pulled a full Keyser Söze and blew up Martin. In fact, it would have been even more brutal than the move Keyser, of myth, had pulled because Oswald would have been killing Martin after he'd already rescued him. It would have been a cold kill made just so that the boy could never be used against him again.

The show taking that back actually felt out-of-character/out-of-step for the show. I get that it's way dark to kill a kid but the show's done it before. The show's gone way dark, in fact. This could have been a truly defining moment for the always-guarded Penguin but they rolled it back and it just felt too fluffy. I guess they were counting in us viewers actually caring about the bond Oswald had crafted with Martin. Or Martin in general. It would have been much safer to assume we'd all be pleased with the kid getting blown sky high.

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The Best Justice League Comics to Read

Now is the time to brush up on DC's premiere superhero group and feast your eyeballs on more adventures featuring Batman, Superman, Wonder Woman and the rest.

EXCLUSIVE: Harrow County #28

EXCLUSIVE: Harrow County #28

Emmy finally comes face-to-face with her evil counterpart. With everything that she’s learned from the Family, and the power of her friends’ support, Emmy knows that shes strong enough to defeat this threat to her home. But is she willing to sacrifice her own integrity for victory in this fight?

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Wonder Woman 2 Director Promises ‘Unbelievable’ New Characters and ‘Great’ Love Story

Patty Jenkins, who is returning to direct Wonder Woman 2, has promised the sequel will have "unbelievable" new characters and a "great" love story.

Collider reports (via Variety's Playback Podcast) Jenkins gave some insight into the sequel, which is slated to hit cinemas in 2019.

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Avengers: Infinity War Sets New Record for Most Views in First 24 Hours

The first trailer for Avengers: Infinity War has set a major new record.

Marvel Studios announced on Twitter Infinity War's debut look is now the most-viewed trailer debut ever. As of writing, the trailer is currently up to 230 million views in its first 24 hours since release on November 29.

Stephen King's IT most recently held the record, garnering 197 million views in its first 24 hours earlier this year. Make sure to check out IGN's breakdown of the Infinity War trailer below for a look at some of the details and secrets you might've missed.

The trailer finally gives fans a proper look at Thanos battling some fan-favorite Marvel superheroes, including Spider-Man and Iron Man.

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EXCLUSIVE: An Evil Soda Corporation Wants to Quench Thirsts & Empty Wallets in Klaus and the Crisis in Xmasville #1

EXCLUSIVE: An Evil Soda Corporation Wants to Quench Thirsts & Empty Wallets in Klaus and the Crisis in Xmasville #1

When an evil alternate dimension Santa’s soda corporation exploits Christmas and Santa to get rich, it’s up to Klaus to turn the yule-tide of this carbonated catastrophe and put an end to their season’s greed-ings!

CBR has your exclusive first look at BOOM! Studios’ Klaus and the Crisis in Xmasville #1, written by Grant Morrison with art by Dan Mora. In stores December 6th, 2017.

Klaus and the Crisis in Xmasville #1

  • Grant Morrison (w) • Dan Mora (a/c)
  • Variant Covers: John Cassaday, Frank Quitely
  • Eisner Award-winning creator Grant Morrison (All-Star Superman) and Russ Manning Award winner Dan Mora (Saban’s Go Go Power Rangers) reunite for a brand-new Klaus Special!
  • An evil Santa from an alternate dimension has founded an evil soda corporation that uses Christmas and Santa as a marketing tactic to build their fortunes. Only Klaus can defeat the Pola Cola Corp and the zombie-like Santas that are in the evil Santa’s thrall.
  • “It’s the beautiful art and the unusual blend of grim medieval setting and whimsical fairy tale elements that truly distinguish this tale.” – IGN
  • Rating: 12+
  • In Shops: December 6th, 2017
  • SRP: $7.99

The post EXCLUSIVE: An Evil Soda Corporation Wants to Quench Thirsts & Empty Wallets in Klaus and the Crisis in Xmasville #1 appeared first on CBR.

Every Avenger Ever

Now that we've gotten our first taste of Infinity War, let's look back at every member of The Avengers ever.

Supergirl: “Crisis on Earth-X, Part 1” Review

Just catching the Arrowverse crossover now? Here's our review of the kick-off episode, "Crisis on Earth-X, Part 1."

Amazing Spider-Man: Renew Your Vows Jumps Eight Years Into the Future

Amazing Spider-Man: Renew Your Vows Jumps Eight Years Into the Future

In Marvel Comics Amazing Spider-Man: Renew Your Vows, the title character’s list of responsibilities includes being a good father and husband as well as a mentor figure to heroes with less experience than him. The series follows the family-style super heroics of Peter Parker, his wife Mary Jane and their daughter Annie. And while the book’s initial twelve issues chronicled the Parkers’ harrowing adventures with a variety of villains while Annie was still a young girl, the next era will be even more difficult and dangerous as it takes place during Annie’s adolescence.

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That new era began in Renew Your Vows #13, where the series new creative team of writer Jody Houser and artist Nick Roche kicked off their run by jumping eight years into the Parker family’s future. What’s life like for teenage Annie? How are Peter and Mary Jane coping in their personal and heroic lives? And what classic Spidey villains are waiting in the wings for the Parker clan? For the answer to those questions and more, CBR spoke with Houser about her plans for the series.

CBR: In Amazing Spider-Man: Renew Your Vows #13 you pick up the adventures of the Parker clan after the eight year time jump that came at the end of issue #12. What was behind this approach?

Jody Houser: I’ve always had a deep and abiding love of alternate universes, and I find teen heroes on the cusp of figuring out who they are and the shape of their life to be compelling. Throw Spider-Man into the mix (Holy crap, Marvel let me write a Spider-Man book!), and it’s just an absolute blast to write.

The glimpse we got of Annie May Parker at the end of issue #12 suggested she’s a pretty happy and well adjusted teen with a good sense of right and wrong. What’s your sense of the character?

EXCLUSIVE: Art from Amazing Spider-Man: Renew Your Vows #14 by Nick Roche and colorist Ruth Redmond

She’s a good kid raised by good parents, but that doesn’t mean that life is always happy or easy for her. She’s at an age where she doesn’t feel her parents really get her and all she’s capable off. Not to mention that the fact her dad is Spider-Man just isn’t as cool as it was when she was little. She still wants to be a hero, but she’s starting to push towards doing it on her own terms.

What can you tell us about the personal life that Annie has sort of carved out for herself? What kind of peer group is she part of out of costume, and does she have any super powered friends her own age?

That’s actually going to be a big element of our second arc. Despite being in her second year of high school, Annie is still figuring out where she fits in, as well as how her civilian and superhero lives work together.

What’s sort of the status quo for Peter and Mary Jane when you pick up with them? How are they handling being parents to a teenager? And has Mary Jane found a way to get spider powers of her own? Or is she still employing Regent tech to borrow some of Peter’s abilities?

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Peter and MJ are still scraping by in their civilian lives, and it’s getting harder. While they’re both close to Annie, dealing with a teenage temperament isn’t always the easiest thing. And MJ is still using the Regent tech for the moment.

What’s it like working with your collaborator Nick Roche, who’s probably best known for his work on IDW’s Transformers titles?

EXCLUSIVE: Art from Amazing Spider-Man: Renew Your Vows #14 by Nick Roche and colorist Ruth Redmond

Honestly, my favorite thing is just how much fun it is to throw both the action and the character moments at Nick. He’s great at both and he’s always so excited about where the story is going. “You mean I get to draw _____?” There’s nothing better than working with collaborators who are having a blast.

It looks like the first villain you and Nick will be pitting against the Parkers is the Lizard. What made you want to bring that character into the book? What do you find most interesting about him?

It certainly looks like that! The Lizard is such an iconic villain, but also a sympathetic one, which is generally the case for most of my favorite villains. We’re going to be playing with both sides of that.

We really wanted to do a fun story that had a classic superhero feel, with a good dash of interpersonal interaction/drama. Basically, a story that felt like it made sense under the Marvel Legacy banner.

Finally, what kind of initial role will the larger super hero universe play in your Renew Your Vows run? Will we get cameos or full on appearances from groups like the X-Men or the Avengers? And see institutions like say S.H.I.E.L.D.?

Short answer: Yes, at least for individual characters. One of the fun things about books like this is you don’t have to worry about who’s dead or in space or depowered or etc. You have all the tools in the toybox to play with.

EXCLUSIVE: Art from Amazing Spider-Man: Renew Your Vows #14 by Nick Roche and colorist Ruth Redmond

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