Saturday, 14 May 2011

Starburst is back!!

Starburst magazine relaunched this evening and it's going to be great. I'm especially excited as I am part of writing team.

I've written a review of Batman: Angels of Death and the first in my monthly column It's a differed medium, you idiot!, which features Star Trek video games.

Friday, 13 May 2011

Flashpoint to REALLY change the DCU?

Take a look at the important notice on the solicitation below. Could this be much more than just an Elseworlds? Is this why Barry Allen was brought back?

Written by GEOFF JOHNS
1:25 Black and white variant covers A by ANDY KUBERT
Issue #4 Variant cover B by IVAN REIS and GEORGE PEREZ
Issue #5 Variant cover B by RAGS MORALES

FLASH FACT: The war between the Amazons and the Atlantians has arrived. The battles between Diana of Themsycira and Emperor Aquaman will tear this world apart - unless The Flash can fix it!
IMPORTANT NOTE: Because of its impact on the DC Universe, FLASHPOINT #5 is the only title that DC Comics is currently soliciting to arrive in stores on August 31.
Issue #4 on sale AUGUST 3
Issue #5 on sale AUGUST 31
4 and 5 of 5, 40 pg, FC, $3.99 US RATED T

Wonder Woman TV show not picked up

The pilot for NBC's proposed Wonder Woman TV show has failed to impress the execs at the studio, who have deemed it not good enough to commission for a series. From the sounds of the script, this is probably good news. Hopefully they won't just let it die is development hell because the character has loads of potential. I'd like to see NBC consider the flaws, how to improve them and give it another go.

Gang Warfare on the Streets of Arkham City

I wrote this article for Preview here, follow the link for the rest. It's a great site, so if you aren't already a member register over there straight away!

As Arkham Asylum took many cues from comics such as Arkham Asylum: Living Hell and Arkham Asylum: A Serious House on Serious Earth, it appears that Arkham City will be taking many cues from the year-long No Man’s Land storyline. Following a massive earthquake that tore most of Gotham county to the ground, the city itself was deemed unsalvageable by the US Government and was sealed off from the rest of the country by a military blockade. Anyone found trying to enter or leave the new no man's land would be shot. Within the city boundaries were criminals, homeless, infirm, those who couldn't or refused to get out in time and those that stayed to protect them. Feudal states soon emerged, with 'gangs' showing fealty to a leader in return for food and protection. The leaders were the more charismatic criminals from Arkham, such as Penguin, Two-face, Scarface and the Joker. With limited resources and less-than-stable leaders the gangs were often at war to gain as much territory as possible.
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