The next DC animated film is an anthology centering on six different ring bearers in the Green Lantern Corps and is called Emerald Knights. It is released on June 7, just before the film starring Ryan Reynolds and directed by Martin Campbell and has a great voice cast including Nathan Fillion (Firefly, Castle) as Hal Jordan, Henry Rollins as Kilowog, Jason Isaacs as Sinestro, Arnold Vosloo (the bad guy in The Mummy) as Abin Sur, and former wrestler Rowdy Roddy Piper as Bolphunga. Yep, the Green Lantern names are almost as cool as those in Star Wars.
See more images here and below is a lost of the extras included on the Blu-Ray.
- Featurette:“Only the Bravest: Tales of The Green Lantern Corps”
- Featurette: “Why Green Lantern Matters: The Talent of Geoff Johns”
- Feature Film Commentary with Dan DiDio and Geoff Johns
- Pod: “From Comic Book to Screen: Abin Sur”
- Pod: “From Comic Book to Screen: Laira Omoto“
This short pod will take a peek into Geoff John’s Green Lantern: Secret Origin book, which for the first time, showed fans what really happened to Abin Sur before he crashed landed on Earth, and passed on his ring to Hal Jordan.
- Bruce Timm’s Picks: Excerpt from “The Siege of Starro! Part One” from Batman: The Brave and The Bold, “Revenge of The Reach!” from Batman: The Brave and The Bold
- Digital Comic: Green Lantern
- Sneak Peek at upcoming DC Universe animated movie
- Sneak Peek at All-Star Superman
Dark Horse’s blog is running an online caption contest for U.S residents to write some text for this panel from the upcoming Star Wars: Crimson Empire III issue, as seen in last week’s preview in the relaunched Dark Horse Presents #1. Write you masterful text here. There will be 2 winners. The actual comic will be printed with the winning entry, so I can only assume the runner up will receive a bunch of Star Wars goodies.
Josh Medors is a very talented comics artist, who is also a cancer sufferer. I interviewed him for the Extra Sequential magazine a while ago, which you can see on pages 70-73 right here. Now, as the press release below states, you can help support him and get some great art at the same time.
Artist Josh Medors continues to battle against a rare form of cancer in his spinal column. And Spider-Man’s coming to help save the day.
The Hero Initiative in conjunction with Marvel Comics has created a limited edition print featuring Josh Medors’ recreation of the classic Amazing Spider-Man #33 cover by Steve Ditko. Proceeds from sales of the print, available at Medors’ hometown comic store, Packrat Comics of Hilliard, Ohio, will go directly to Josh to offset medical expenses.
Only 250 individually numbered prints will be available. Of these, 50 will be autographed by both Medors and Spider-Man co-creator Stan Lee at $100 each. The remaining 200 will come autographed by Medors alone at $20 each. Prints will go on sale on Free Comic Book Day, May 7, 2011 at Packrat Comics, and will also be available at PackRatComics.com.
Medors created the artwork for the cover of issue #105 of Alter Ego magazine, on sale October 2011 from Two Morrows Publishing. “It’s an honor to feature Josh’s work on our issue about the Comics Code, which Spider-Man helped bring up to date in the early ’70s,” said Alter Ego editor Roy Thomas. “His reinterpretation of Ditko’s original drawing literally took my breath away.”
“Josh Medors is proof that you don’t need a costume and super powers to be a hero,” said Tim Dillon, Marvel Business Development Manager. “We’re all inspired by his fight against cancer and glad to help support him by joining Hero Initiative on this limited edition print.”
Peter Parker’s old high schoolmate Flash Thompson is the new Venom in this new military/superhero series. Below is a text-free preview of May’s issue.
Your First Look At VENOM #3
Marvel is pleased to present your first look at Venom #3, from superstar writer Rick Remender and red-hot artist Tom Fowler! Flash’s worst nightmare is finally realized; he’s lost control and Venom is on the rampage! Destroying his last chance to shut down the maniacal Jack-O’-Lantern and his mysterious benefactor, the symbiote turns Flash’s latest covert op into a citywide killing spree. Which target will the US military deem a more immediate threat – a payload of weaponized Vibranium or their own homicidal operative run amok? Can the Amazing Spider-Man stop him before it’s too late? Find out this May, only in Venom #3!
VENOM #3 (MAR110661)
VENOM #3 X-MEN EVOLUTIONS VARIANT (MAR110662)
Written by RICK REMENDER
Pencils by TOM FOWLER
Cover by MIKE DEODATO
X-Men Evolutions Variant by PATRICK ZIRCHER
Rated T+ …$2.99
FOC – 5/2/11. On Sale – 5/25/11