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Monday, April 17, 2017

More Recent Comic Movie News Round Up April 2017

Nope, doesn't look like this madness is going to slow down anytime soon. Actually, it seems it's getting worse.

Comic movie news here, comic movie news there, this character has been cast, new development plans for this comic character in a TV show or movie, and blah, blah, blah. Sometimes the news is so small I don't even want to bother writing about it.

Then, there's the times where I just lump them all together in one post like this one here with the highly generic post title. So let's start off with our first example of comic movie news.

As already mentioned in the Total Comic Mayhem Google+ community page, it looks like Dolph Lundgren is making a return to comic book movies. Yep, in case you haven't heard, the once Ivan Drago villain of Rock IV and the first ever live-action Punisher actor has been cast in the upcoming Aquaman flick.

Who is ole Dolph playing? Uh, some guy named Nereus. 

Yep, this character is actually from the comics, but this Nereus guy is more of a recent villain in the Aquman mythos. After all, he is created by Geoff Johns and first appeared in the New 52 Aquaman comics. The exact issue is Aquaman #19 of the 2011 series.

If you're expecting a lot of appearances of this character in the Aquaman comics, don't be surprised if you end up being disappointed. He doesn't really show up all that much.

However, this dude does have a connection to Mera. Remember that Mera is royalty from the colony of Xebel, which has changed throughout the years. Originally, Xebel was another dimension that Aquman's queen and love originated from.

In current times, Xebel is an extradimensional penal colony inhabited by an ancient group of Atlantean separatists. Nereus is one of Xebel's greatest warriors and happens to be the king as well.

Mera was assigned to kill Aquaman, and when she returns to Xebel, Nereus thought she had fulfilled her mission and came back to take her rightful place by his side as queen. In the New 52 comics, Nereus and Ocean Master (Orm) do team up in a search for the Seven Seas so they can do a "rule the world" type of caper.

Gonna be interesting to see how this love triangle unfolds in the Aquaman flick. Well, depending on how much they actually stick to the comics. Does this mean that the colony of Xebel will be in the DC's cinematic universe?

Looks like there's a good chance. Anyway, if you're on the hunt for the debut of Nereus and prefer variants, there is the 1:10 MAD variant cover by Tom Bunk. The regular cover could have an estimated print order of around 53,700. The 1:10 cover may be around 5,370, more or less.

Alright, let's switch to the other side now. This is recent news, and I already posted this to the Google+ community as well, but Cable has finally been cast in Deadpool 2.

Yes, that Cable from the X-Men related comics, and it's none other than Thanos himself - Josh Brolin. Is this a shocker?

After all, he did play a great version of the younger Agent K in Men in Black 3 and getting that sour puss face and attitude that Tommy Lee Jones has mastered is Oscar worthy in itself. It's pretty clear that Brolin will jump into the role as Deadpool's straight man if we're talking about comedic performances here.

Another creation by Rob Liefeld, the character of Cable debuted in New Mutants #87. Later, it was retconned that the character showed up as a baby in Uncanny X-Men #201.

In the actual comics, Cable is the son of Scott Summers, also known as Cyclops and Madelyne Pryor, a clone of Jean Grey apparently created by Mister Sinister. His real name is Nathanial Summers and is from a possible future timeline, of which he was transported to as an infant and raised there.

When it comes to Cable and Deadpool first published meeting, there's nothing complicated or shocking as to which issue that happens in. They first met in Deadpool's debut issue of New Mutants #98. Here's the famous panels where these two meet.

Of course, as most most fans know, the two would be paired in the 2004 on-going Cable & Deadpool comic series beginning with issue #1. If you're considering hunting for that issue, the estimated print run for that comic is around
47,129. Have no doubt that 1st issue has heated up a while back.

So, quite a bit of history between these two characters and fans have been long speculating that a live-action pairing would happen sooner or later. Looks like it's sooner.

Squirrel Girl and the New Warriors TV show? Latest news is that it has found a home on Freeform. The question of "Who Should Play Squirrel Girl" is still being discussed by those who care.

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In indie news that have nothing to do with Marvel or DC Comics, it looks like another of Neil Gaiman's creative innovations will be a TV series. In the comic world, Lucifer Morningstar still has the Lucifer show over at FOX.

Now, the novel American Gods by Gaiman will be hitting Starz and the concept has been translated to a limited comic series published by Dark Horse that recently hit comic shops this year. There are several variants for this comic. You can most likely see most of them on ole eBay.

The trailer for this show was released recently as well. If you missed it, there it is below:

What do you think? Might be a hit, and the story was already an award winning novel prior. Looks pretty interesting from the trailer.

Alright, folks, I wish I had more time for ya, but that's it for now. Have a good one, be safe, and see ya next time.


  1. Oh gosh!!! It came as it was posted here! Green light for a Locke & Key tv series directed by the Doctor Strange director!!! Get your copy of 1 & 2 quick!!!

    Max Rebo

  2. Hey M.

    just stumbled upon DC Comics Presents Annual 2, first appearance of Superwoman!? Didn't know about her existence and this ish. What do you think? Does she have any investment potential?

    See ya


    1. Not so sure about that one, Ace. Don't think she has that many appearances.

  3. Just purchased a NM- copy of Cable & Deadpool #50 Newsstand Edition for $20. Good buy or not a good buy? I thought it was especially because it's a Newsstand Edition.
    Which I think would be maybe about 10% of the total print run for this low printed final issue from 2008.

    1. Might be a good one...Cable and Deadpool comics will get a nice bump from the movie...newsstands are getting more recognized for their lower distribution during the 90s on.