KІNGSMАN 2. Check out what happens to Eggsy and the rest of the Kingsman in the new KІNGSMАN 2: The Golden Circle trailer! In Kingsman: The Secret Service, we were introduced to the world of Kingsman – an independent, international intelligence agency operating at the highest level of discretion, whose ultimate goal is to keep the world safe. Now in KІNGSMАN 2: The Golden Circle they face a whole new challenge when their headquarters gets blown up to s***t and yet again the world is held hostage, Eggsy, Merlin, and Roxy head to the United States to join forces with Statesman, Kingsman’s American counterpart, after their headquarters is destroyed by Poppy, a notorious criminal mastermind and member of the secret new world order group “The Golden Circle”.
Looks like it’s going to be a great James Bond movie that’s NOT a James Bond movie and starring younger super hero spies. LOVE IT! I can’t WAIT for this movie and it’s a nice time for it at the end of all the big summer blockbusters!
Written by Jane Goldman & Matthew Vaughn, based upon the comic book by Mark Millar & Dave Gibbons. Directed by Matthew Vaughn, and is the sequel to 2015 film Kingsman: The Secret Service. KІNGSMАN 2: The Golden Circle stars Colin Firth, Julianne Moore, Taron Egerton, Mark Strong, Halle Berry, Elton John, Channing Tatum, Vinnie Jones and Jeff Bridges.
Talking Comics for 04.26.17! Before hitting your local comic book store tomorrow, check out this weeks episode of Talking Comics April 26, 2017 with Mark & Chris Hunter! Talking Comics for 04.26.17 – Flash #21, Batman/Shadow #1, Scarlet Spider #1, & Exciting Publishers?
The New Age Of DC Comics – Dark Matter. So. Yeah. At today’s The Diamond Summit 2017 in Chicago ahead of C2E2 (Chicago Con), news of DC Comics doing Dark Matter which will come out after Dark Night: METAL. Watch the promo video to see what’s Jim Lee is singing about all these new titles that are ARTIST heavy via branding DC Comics is calling DC Master Class.
From YouTube: Introducing new DC Universe Dark Matter titles. First comes DARK DAYS, which gives way to the DARK NIGHTS, which gives birth to the DARK MATTER. Welcome to the new age of DC heroes.
Arrow Season 5 Sizzle trailer. The CW just released a new trailer for the remaining 5 episodes for the 5th season of Arrow. 5 weeks of Arrow. Who survives? Who dies? Who returns for next season? We get to see it all breaking down for Oliver Queen, Felicity Smoak, John Diggle & Team Arrow plus more returning characters like Talia (al Ghul), Nyssa al Ghul, Red Star, Samson, Black Canary and of course the BIG tease for… Deathstroke! Looks like an action packed bleed of Arrow into the May sweeps for TV shows. Hope Arrow goes out on the a bang & my prediction that Oliver returns and ends up back on the mysterious island of Lian Yu.
Here’s what I’m HOPING & PRAYING for in these last 5 episodes:
The Question to pops up as the new hero vigilante after the Green Arrow is displaced on Lian Yu.
Ted Kord appears to buy out the remaining Palmer Tech.
H.I.V.E. corrupts Felicity Smoak to become the next season big bad villain.
Deathstroke & Red Star return.
Red Arrow makes an appearance.
League of Shadows (run by Talia) vs the League of Assassins (run by Nyssa)?
Despite what Manu Bennett has sent out on Facebook, he’s very much been spotted shooting Arrow recently in Vancouver, Canada.
Arrow returns April 26th to the CW.
From YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=POfJZGqdjDM About Arrow
After a violent shipwreck, billionaire playboy Oliver Queen was missing and presumed dead for five years before being discovered alive on a remote island in the South China Sea. Oliver returned home to Starling City, bent on righting the wrongs of his family and fighting injustice. To do this, he created the persona of The Arrow and allied himself with former military man John Diggle, computer-science expert Felicity Smoak, lawyer-turned-vigilante Laurel Lance, billionaire inventor Ray Palmer, and his sister Thea Queen.
After years of denying himself his own life as Oliver Queen in order to be The Arrow, Oliver left Starling City with Felicity and made a home in suburbia. But their newly tranquil lives are upended when an evil new organization, H.I.V.E., takes over the newly-christened Star City. Oliver is forced to don the hood once more…but can he keep his aim as The Arrow without losing the life he has fought so hard to get back?
GTA ONLINE: TINY RACERS COMING APRIL 25! From this new trailer, it looks like a WHOLE New way to enjoy Grand Theft Auto Online!
Get ready for a new spin on classic Grand Theft Auto action, with Tiny Racers, coming April 25th. Watch the new trailer above to catch a glimpse of the retro-inspired stunt racing this all-new mode will bring to GTA Online next week.
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The mayhem machine Duke O’ Death and a range of items previously exclusive to returning players are now available for all players in GTA Online:
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Declasse Stallion Car • Blista Compact Car • Hatchet
Returning players who previously purchased these items will be reimbursed for the purchases, simply log in and your reimbursement will be delivered to your Maze Bank account within the next week.
Through May 1st, keep a close eye on your iFruit as the full cast of the Los Santos underworld will be paying Double GTA$ & RP on all Contact Missions. You don’t have to wait for someone to slide into your DMs with offers of work though – you can still launch these missions at any time via the Job menu. If you’re jonesing for some buy and supply action, capitalize on a hefty 25% off Offices & 50% off Special Cargo Warehouses. Earn a 25% bonus payout on Special Cargo Deliveries and make short work of your rival Organizations with discounts on armored and armed vehicles. For the full list of available bonuses and discounts, visit socialclub.rockstargames.com/events.
Secret Empire #0 & The Watchmen Button in Batman #21. Today, two HUGE events hit both Marvel & DC Comics. For Marvel, Secret Empire #0 hits the shelves running with the big story that Captain America has always been apart of Hydra and begins his reign for dominance over the entire Earth with his own Secret Empire of SHIELD who are really Hydra. It will be up to the might of the Marvel heroes to stop him and somehow restore the old Captain America, if they can. Now over at DC Comics, the Comedian’s button (aka The Watchmen button) previously showed up in Batman Rebirth and comes again to the forefront in this weeks Batman #21. It’s supposed to spark many of the new upcoming events from DC Comics – Batman Dark Days & Dark Knight Metal and also include Batman & The Flash as main focal character points. Given the entire 52 DC Comic Universe was because of him reverting Flashpoint, that kinda makes sense.
Please note: Now I haven’t had a chance to read either of these books yet so these are all my rambles before hand.
Secret Empire #0
I don’t know what to expect and that excites the HELL outta me. Now. That said, Marvel Event books OFTEN start with a home run, a big hit, a WOW factor which sadly and often, the rest of the series FAILS to deliver upon (see ANY of their event books of the last 10 yrs or more). I have mentioned before that Civil War II issue #1 might be Brian Bendis best work ever for a single issue of a comic book. I’m NOT expecting the same as this is the issue #0 – the prequel to the big issue #1, the night before the big storm but given how well Nick Spencer has been writing both Captain America Steve Rogers and Captain America Samuel Wilson, to think that he would drop the ball on this series is silly. That said, I am still very hesitant as I WANT Marvel to hit the home run with this event book given it’s great Captain America Hydra lead-in. Given that Marvel “says” that after Secret Empire they will hold off on event books for over a year (yeah right).
Speaking of cover art. Secret Empire #0 does a solid piece of Captain America Hydra which is poster worthy. I also love the logo / word mark style for the event series. Classic type and the border. Marvel often does very nice designs for their event books, I give them that.
Batman recently has been more miss than hit for me.Tom King hasn’t had a pulse on Batman since the start of his run and seems better at writing ANYONE else in his run than Batman and it’s odd. I’ve been half tuned out on his run so I hope “the button” story line helps Tim King focus on Batman making his more of a focal point and given more time to help build that character development that Tim King has done in the past with the likes of Omega Men and The Sheriff of Babylon.
Also the gimmicky metallic-like covers switching from Batman #21 & The Flash does NOTHING for me. I’m NOT buying it for ANY reason. I know they need that kinda crap for the collectors but BLAH – gimmick covers leave a bad taste in my mouth and often make me think poorly about the actual content even before buying it.
I don’t know how either of these books are going to work out. I do hope for the best because I want to see and read good comics. That said, Marvel has a let down factor for all their event books and DC Comics rehashing the whole Watchmen brand bothers the shit outta me. Leave the Watchmen also and let the new 52 DC Universe & Rebirth STAND ON IT”S OWN FREAKING FEET! You don’t need to rebrand Rebirth with The Watchmen unless it’s all a marketing and branding exercise then be careful because the fandom ain’t stupid. You try to milk something for took long, you’ll find the audience quick to turn away!
It’s Geek Wednesday, check out Star Wars: The Last Jedi Official Teaser again! Yes, Star Wars: Episode VIII The Last Jedi is out on the Interwebs and it’s a FUN trailer to watch with enough to tease filled with various Easter eggs just in time given it’s release before last weekend’s Easter. There are SO many various articles about the new teaser trailer with claims of ‘Star Wars: The Last Jedi’ director explains one of the movie’s biggest mysteries or Star Wars 8: ‘Luke destroying the Jedi as DARTH PLAGUEIS planned makes him the Chosen One’ or Will The Last Jedi destroy everything we think we know about Star Wars?. Articles talk about how Star Wars: The Last Jedi director Rian Johnson revealed a critical detail but in the end it’s nothing but click bait news articles to keep talking about Star Wars: The Last Jedi and that’s okay for me. I like all the Star Wars: The Last Jedi talk. Let’s keep up with more Star Wars: Episode VIII The Last Jedi talk, let’s find the tiniest detail in the trailer and ramble on about it for hours and hours. Has Luke Skywalker hero had become a Grey Jedi, like Qui-Gon Jinn? Is that Kylo Ren & the Knights of Ren we see? Is that Yoda whispering “Surrounds us, binds us”? Is that the ancient tome shown in the teaser is The Journal of The Whills? Is Rey the Last Jedi now? Maybe on our next BtS Radio Show / Podcast, we just might! 😛
Check out the new Marvel’s Cloak and Dagger trailer starring Olivia Holt ( Tandy Bowen/ Dagger) & Aubrey Joseph (Tyrone Johnson / Cloak). This is a great duo of heroes from a bunch of runaways and lost kids (Tandy and Tyrone) who start wielding their mutant powers for good & mature to become the heroes known as Cloak and Dagger. Tandy / Dagger can emit daggers of light while Tyrone / Cloak has the ability to engulf others in darkness & teleportation as seen in the trailer with a nice Marvel touch of the Roxxon Corp sign. Looking forward to this show as these are two 80s heroes that I always enjoyed in the Marvel Universe and I felt never got the chance from their initial 80’s run to be anything more. This is one of a few new set of Marvel TV shows that are coming to Freeform which makes sense given the channel & platform are owned by Disney. The next show, New Warriors, will be a sitcom type with a bunch of kid heroes lead by Squirrel Girl. I do hope the show pays good homage to Cloak and Dagger who were created by writer Bill Mantlo and artist Ed Hannigan.
Talking Comics for 04.19.17! Before hitting your local comic book store tomorrow, check out this weeks episode of Talking Comics April 19, 2017 with Mark & Chris Hunter! Talking Comics for 04.19.17 – Secret Empire #0, Batman #21 (the WATCHMEN BUTTON story beings here), Redneck #1, World Reader #1, Shaolin Cowboy Who’ll Stop the Rain #1, Captain America Steve Rogers #16, Thunderbolts #12, US Avengers #5, & One Artist, One Event?