Batman: Arkham Origins Full Trailer

After a teaser that showed a few seconds last week, comes the full trailer for the third game in the Arkham series. It features Batman (of course), and baddies Black Mask, Deathstroke, and Deadshot.

Batman: Arkham Origins features an expanded Gotham City and introduces an original prequel storyline occurring several years before the events of Batman: Arkham Asylum and Batman: Arkham City. Taking place before the rise of Gotham City’s most dangerous villains and assassins, the game showcases a young, raw, unrefined Batman as he faces a defining moment in his early career as a crime fighter that sets his path to becoming the Dark Knight. As the story unfolds, witness identities being formed and key relationships being forged.

Porcelain: A Gothic Fairy Tale Review

In the current May Previews catalogue, for items set for release in July, is a beautifully realised OGN from indie publisher Improper Books.

Read my review of Porcelain right here, and you can find a trailer for Porcelain here.

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Star Trek Into Darkness Review

At Sight you can check out my brief Star Trek sequel review.

Read it here.

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Six-Gun Gorilla From BOOM!

It’s been a while since I’ve been excited about anything from BOOM! Studios. Not because they aren’t making good comics; just because I haven’t read any of them for a while. Next month, however, that looks to change. Six-Gun Gorilla looks and sounds very cool indeed.

BOOM! STUDIOS REVEALS SIMON SPURRIER’S SIX – GUN GORILLA 

IN STORES IN JUNE

This June, BOOM! Studios launches a bold new mash-up of Western and Sci-Fi with SIX-GUN GORILLA. Because the only thing better than a gorilla in a comic book is a gorilla with gigantic, matching six-shooters.

Inspired by an obscure public domain character, SIX-GUN GORILLA is created and written by Simon Spurrier (X-MEN: LEGACY, CROSSED: WISH YOU WERE HERE) with interior art by Jeff Stokely (FRAGGLE ROCK, THE REASON FOR DRAGONS) and featuring a cover by Eisner Award-winning artist Ramón Pérez (A TALE OF SAND, WOLVERINE & THE X-MEN), SIX – GUN GORILLA is a pulpy mash-up of Western weirdness and lo-fi science fiction unlike anything else on the stands!

Welcome to “the Blister” — a bizarre other-world colonized by humans sometime in the 22nd century, which quickly became a hotly-contested source of fertile land and natural resources long ago exhausted on Earth. In this new frontier, a rogue gunslinger and his companion wander across a wilderness in the grips of a civil war, encountering lawlessness, natives, and perversions of civilization in a world at the crossroads between the past and the future. The fact that said gunslinger is a bio-surgically modified silverback gorilla toting a pair of enormous revolvers is neither here nor there.

“The words “Six-Gun Gorilla” have squatted in my psyche – as immovable as only a revolver-packin’ primate can be – since I first heard them. How could I pass up the chance to breathe new life into such an insane, evocative title (so sinfully neglected since its inception as a 1939 pulp serial)?” explained Spurrier, “In deference to its unknown writer, our new version has mutated into a comic unlike any other: a relentless blast of deconstructive weirdness, gunsmoke, surreal frontiers and Awesome Ape Action. Six-Gun Gorilla is a head-poppin’, civil-warrin’, wilderness-crossin’ epic with sly sci-fi notes: a love-letter to the Western genre, signed with a flourish by a black-furred and blood-drenched fist.”

SIX – GUN GORILLA #1 will arrive in stores on June 12th with a cover by Ramón Pérez and carries a retail price of $3.99 under Diamond order code APR130933. And don’t forget to ask your retailer about the incentive cover by James Harren (B.P.R.D.)!

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 Oh, and BOOM! are also the latest publisher to give us Robocop comics too.

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Comics In Libraries

At the revamped Broken Frontier you can read a new blog post by me about comics in libraries. Ah, what an age we live in!

Read it right here.

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S.H.I.E.L.D and Arrested Development Trailers

Agent Phil Coulson is back from the dead, in typical comic book fashion. He may have died in The Avengers, but now he’s headlining the new Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D TV series, with new recruits by his side. Yes, his resurrection will be explained and yes, the pilot was co-written and directed by Joss Whedon.

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Seven years after going off the air, we’re getting another season of one of the funniest, most quotable series ever made – Arrested Development! Yay! The 3 seasons are very re-watchable and 15 new episodes will be available all at once on May 26 from Netflix.

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He-Man Comes To DC

He-Man and the Masters of the Universe has had new series and one-shots from DC Comics over the last year or so, and now as suspected it looks like a cross-over with the DC Universe is on the way in August. Maybe the residents from Eternia will migrate permanently to Metropolis, Gotham, etc or this will be a temporary visit.

I’m not sure what to think about this though. I mean, the new costumes are bewildering and sexist. (He-Man gets more clothes, and Teela gets less). Well, here’s the only pic released so far, and here’s a brief interview with writer Keith Giffen.

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