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Friday, July 10, 2015

Latest Comic Movie & TV News

So I spent nearly a full day at the hospital waiting as my pops had minor surgery, and I apologize if this post is a little late. However, there has been some great confirmations recently worth knowing about.

The first bit of fresh and recent news and the one I'm probably most excited about is that the highly anticipated character of Elektra has finally been cast. Yep, the rumors actually panned out, and the character will be in Netflix's Daredevil Season 2.  

The actress who will be playing the iconic Frank Miller comic creation and fan-favorite Daredevil character is the half-Cambodian half-French Elodie Yung.

Not the first time she's played a ninja-type character either. If you remember G.I. Joe Retaliation, Elodie played Jinx and looked pretty good doing so. Well, at least, I thought she did.

The movie may have been mediocre and I am being nice when I say mediocre, but I thought she was good in it. Then again, the French actress has practiced Karate for over ten years, so she's got Martial Arts skills.

No more rumor mill for Elektra! She is confirmed and cast, and Daredevil Season 2 is shaping up to be an exciting event. Elektra and Punisher kicking some live-action ass again? This fanboy is geeking out already, and I surely can't wait for it to all go down.

On the DC front, the CW released a teaser video at San Diego Comic Con showcasing the 2016 TV series Legends of Tomorrow. If you missed it, you can see the official trailer below that introduces the cast of the new DC Comics TV show.

The cast of this new series will be Arthur Darvill as the time traveling Rip Hunter, Clara Renee as the iconic Hawkgirl, Victor Garber as Dr. Martin Stein (Firestorm) , Wentworth Miller as Captain Cold, Dominic Purcell as Heat Wave, Brandon Routh as Ray Palmer the Atom, Katie Cassidy as Black Canary, Arrow's Stephen Amell as Green Arrow, and Grant Gustin as Barry Allen the Flash.

Wow, talk about a huge DC Comics cast of comic heroes coming to your boob tube. Rip Hunter's first appearance is in Showcase #20 and the character was part of the Time Masters, which also makes their debut in that issue.

Also in the DC realm of live action entertainment, it looks like Ben Affleck and Geoff Johns will team up to co-write a stand alone Batman movie. Like that's any big surprise. I mean the stand alone Batman flick, not Geoff Johns and Ben Affleck teaming up to write it. Affleck will also direct and star in the new Batman movie.

Okay, this is a bit of old news, but I don't think it got that much coverage. It looks like more characters of Jim Starlin will be making it to the live-action realm of entertainment.

The late Bronze Age character Dreadstar is in TV development currently,  and the legendary cosmic king of comics is teaming up with Universal Cable Productions and Benderspink in making it happen. Dreadstar was the flagship character of Marvel's creator-owned Epic Comics and was the first comic to launch under the brand. The character has been published under many different comic book publishers though.

Vanth Dreadstar first appeared in  "The Metamorphosis Odyssey" storyline in Epic Illustrated #3. The book is already simmering up in the market. If you're speculating, another recommended Dreadstar key is Eclipse Graphic Album Series #5  "The Price".  The comic holds the first appearance of Syzygy Darklock and is a continuation of The Metamorphosis Odyssey.

Dreadstar #1 under the Epic imprint is still under the radar currently, and I'm suspecting quite a few stories for the show will be plucked from Dreadstar's first self-titled on-going series. Well, that's if the show doesn't get cancelled after Season One. So, we got another space opera coming to the world of entertainment.

Another Dreadstar comics to consider is Epic Illustrated #1, which holds the first appearance of Aknaton.

As LK says, "It's a great time to be a comic fan!" The comic movie news just keeps on rollin', and hopefully it will continue to do so for quite a while.


  1. Awesome news!!! This Elektra can kick my butt anytime! Hope they cover the origin story. On a personal note I want to share my snag of the day: 1. Taskmaster (Avengers 195) for 5 bucks! Maybe he can make the jump to the screen as well. Since he allready had some run ins with Deadpool, why not in that movie?


    1. I'm not disappointed with the choice of Elektra to be honest. As for Taskmaster? Possible...woulda been cool to see him in a Cap movie. As for Deadpool, not sure Fox owns the rights to Taskmaster or not. I think Marvel/Disney does, but not sure. Congrats on the snag Ace!

  2. Hey there, What's your thoughts on Dreadstar #1? I bought 2 last year and wanted to know if you think they'll increase in value? t.y. sir

    1. I tend to agree with Max Rebo's comment below. I'm not so sure about Dreadstar or if that will even actually come to a head, or if the project will end up being abandoned. Dreadstar #1 from the Epic imprint is seeing little demand at the moment. If an actor is cast as the titular role, it may see some heat, but I doubt it will be very in explode in demand in a big bad way. Probably a minor increase in value for that issue, but I could be usual.

  3. Hey TCM,

    not so sure about Dreadstar but - Jim Starlin? Any day! Just went through some old Thanos-Saga comics of his doing. What can I say? Remarkable. I think the Giant Size Avengers Annual 7 should get some more attention. Its really a lead in to the Infinity Gauntlet. The only downswing? It seems to me Thanos is always defeated the same way. Get his powerful Stone, Cube whatever and destroy it in somehow (usually in the last few panels). Great art and story never the less.

    Max Rebo

    1. No offense to Jim Starlin, cause he is the cosmic king of comics in my opinion, but I have to agree with not knowing about how Dreadstar will turn out or if it will even come to fruition before being abandoned.

      Also, there doesn't seem to be much hype surrounding that project so far. Dreadstar has a cult following but I don't think that cult following will carry the TV show for very long. Constantine is a more popular character than Dreadstar and that show fell flat after Season One.

      Constantine's fan base did not carry that show, and it picked up little interest outside of that base. I don't see how Dreadstar is going to be successful, but we could be very well surprised.