"Mystery Box" - Part 1 of 1
Writer: Kelly Sue DeConnick
Artist: Valentine DeLandro
Colorist: Matthew Wilson
Cover Artist: Chris Samnee and Matthew Wilson
Reviewed by: Alisa Lea Gossage
The "Speeding Bulletin" is your weekly Superman news video, recapping the latest events in the world of Superman. It also includes the "Great Scott!" segment brought to you by Scotty V.
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Inspired by over 75 years of comic book legacy, Superman takes flight wearing his iconic costume, exquisitely tailored with unmistakable S-shield emblazoned across the chest, and a poseable fabric cape. Interchangeable hands and portrait expressions perfectly capture the good-natured and serious sides of the hero's personality, as well as his powerful heat vision. Crafted with meticulous attention to detail on a fully articulated muscular body design, Superman is ready to protect the city of Metropolis, and fight the never-ending battle for truth and justice.
Capturing imagination, wonder, and nostalgia... now that sounds like a job for Superman!
"ComiXology's mission is to spread the love of comics and graphic novels in all forms," said David Steinberger, co-founder and CEO of comiXology. "There is no better home for comiXology than Amazon to see this vision through. Working together, we look to accelerate a new age for comic books and graphic novels."
"Amazon and comiXology share a passion for reinventing reading in a digital world," said David Naggar, Amazon Vice President, Content Acquisition and Independent Publishing. "We've long admired the passion comiXology brings to changing the way we buy and read comics and graphic novels. We look forward to investing in the business, growing the team, and together, bringing comics and graphic novels to even more readers."
Founded in 2007, comiXology offers a broad library of digital comic book content from over 75 of the top publishers as well as top independent creators. Following the acquisition, comiXology's headquarters will remain in New York.
Terms of the acquisition were not disclosed. Subject to various closing conditions, the acquisition is expected to close in the second quarter of 2014.
According to The-Numbers.com, 2,722,231 Blu-rays of "Man of Steel" were sold in the USA in 2013, making the film the third best selling Blu-ray release over all, behind "Despicable Me 2" and "The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey".
"Man of Steel" also made the top 20 in DVD sales for 2013 ("Iron Man 3" was ranked 39th), selling 1,829,574 copies.
I can't speak to how much impact it will have down the road. I think this will change the way people think of the new Superboy, at least of Jon in that context going on. I think Jon has had a very troubled childhood!
To say the least!
[Laughs] He's got a bad rap, and moving forward I'm of the mindset that everybody deserves a second chance. In many ways this story is Jon's second chance.
Being raised by Harvest seems like it would leave most of us with a somewhat messed up state of mind. [Laughter] You said you see Harvest as the true villain, so does that mean he'll be involved in this story?
Not heavily; the way that Jon and Kon-El were created, you can't talk about where they come from and their origins without dealing with Harvest on some level. I feel like a lot of the stories with Superboy up until this point have been overshadowed by that stuff and they haven't really focused on who he is as a person or getting down to, after his brainwashing, what does he think?
Like I said, this is a very specific story. When this particular story wraps up I really can't speak of what will happen down the road. There's definitely an element, in the story, that it is really self-contained, but it could potentially impact a lot of other things.
The DC Comics Bombshells are based on the best-selling line of statues from DC Collectibles featuring designs from illustrator Ant Lucia. The DC Comics Bombshell line finds each female reimagined as a vintage pin-up, with a look that hearkens back to the nose art found on World War II-era bomber planes.
Fans of the Bombshells line will be able to buy art prints of their favorite DC Comics heroine from QMx, featuring retro-style incarnations of Wonder Woman, Poison Ivy, Harley Quinn, Batgirl, Supergirl and Catwoman, among others.
"When we saw Ant Lucia's artwork, we were completely blown away," said QMx CEO Andy Gore. "Not just the retro styling, but the skill and creativity of the DC Comics Bombshells art make these pin-ups something any comic book fan would love to hang on their wall."
Each DC Comics Bombshell will be rendered as a museum-quality 18"x24" art print and will be priced at $14.95. QMx expects to release the first DC Comics Bombshells art prints in Q2 2014 at QMx-authorized comic, collector and specialty retail outlets around the country. They'll also be available for purchase directly through the QMx website at www.qmxonline.com.
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Pfeifer: That's the whole team for now, though these things are always in a state of flux. I'm starting with characters people know (and, hopefully, love), but we'll mix things up soon enough. Plus, the personalities of those heroes are different enough that just bouncing them off each other will keep things lively for several issues.
Q: There's no teen hero from the Superman family or the Flash family. Why this decision?
Pfeifer: There was no big decision behind it; it's just how things shook out when the lineup was planned. Plus, what we probably should be saying is "There's no teen hero from the Superman family or the Flash family - yet." Something is in the works, but I don't think it's along the lines of what anyone is expecting.
"System Override: Boss Level"
Writer: Christos Gage
Penciller: Dexter Soy
Inker: Dexter Soy
Cover: Khary Randolph & Emilio Lopez
Reviewed by: T.A. Ewart (aka liheibao)
The play, much like Siegel's life, is a meshing of fantasy and reality, telling of his hero's origins and the tragedy - namely World War II - that helped form him as a protector of truth, justice and the American way, a hero the real world seemed to desperately need.
It's a large and sprawling story, fitting for one of pop culture's biggest heroes. The question is how to tell such a massive story with so many elements, characters, costumes, leaps in time and space and sets.
See "The History of Invulnerability" at the Milwaukee Repertory Theater from April 12 to May 4. Visit the Milwaukee Rep website for more details.