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Name of the Third DC Weekly Series Announced

2:00 PM, Thursday, April 17th, 2014 - Posted by Brant Fowler

Nerdist got the scoop today what the third weekly DC Comics series will be. We already know about Batman Eternal, which is already underway, and New 52 - Futures End, which begins next month. But we've been kept in the dark about this third series that launches in October 2014. Now we know.

Nerdist revealed today that the third weekly series will be called Earth 2: World's End. And as that title portends, it probably doesn't mean great things for the residents of that world, or the titles that take place on that world, namely Earth-2 and Worlds' Finest (whose leads are from Earth 2).

"For those of you who haven't been following DC's Earth-2 series, it's been a fascinating alternate universe to explore, and World's End looks like it's going to crank up the crisis dial up to eleven." Nerdist's Dan Casey said.

The creative team on Earth 2: World's End includes Daniel H. Wilson, Tom Taylor, Paul Levitz, Marguerite Bennet, and Mike Johnson on writing chores, with Eddy Barrows, Jorge Jimenez, Stephen Segovia, Paulo Siqeira, and Tyler Kirkham handling the art.

"This has been a charmed opportunity to jump straight into the deep end of a gritty, complex DC Comics series. I feel incredibly lucky to work with Mike Cotton and the rest of the legendary DC team, figuring out the ultimate fates (and sometimes origins) of so many compelling Earth 2 characters in crisis. I'm having the time of my life." said Wilson, who is leading the charge for the series.

Here is an exclusive piece of promo art by Ben Oliver for Earth 2: World's End, from Nerdist:

On DC's blog, they pretty much say Darkseid is to blame:

"As Earth 2 burns under the fires and fury of Apokolips, the planet's few heroes unite to wage a futile war for survival against a dark god of unimaginable and unmatched power."

Let us know in the comments below what you think about this new weekly series and how it may effect Earth-2.

Source: Nerdist

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USA Today Announces GRAYSON in July from DC Comics

6:00 PM, Tuesday, April 15th, 2014 - Posted by Brant Fowler

Dick Grayson, aka former Batman sidekick turned his own hero, Nightwing, is now dropping that moniker as well. In the aftermath of Forever Evil, Grayson finds himself taking on a new role, sans spiffy superhero name: an undercover agent.

In July, DC Comics launches a brand new series called simply GRAYSON after the titular character, reports USA Today. Written by Tim Seeley (Batman: Eternal) and Tom King, a former CIA operation officer in the Counterterrorism Center and author of the novel A Once Crowded Sky, with art by Mikel Janin, GRAYSON picks up the pieces of where Nightwing (which ends in May) leaves off.

During the events of Forever Evil, Nightwing was supposedly killed, which obviously didn't take, and now he finds himself with an opportunity to still do some good, even though his identity has been broadcast to the world. He will no longer don his superhero gear or even a mask, and he will embark on "world-hopping" action. The series writers also state that they "want to give him his Lex Luthor, his Joker." noting that no villain has been directly associated with Nightwing in a really significant way.

"It's DC's The Americans," King says. "This is something where, at the end of it, you have to go and talk about it."

Read more about GRAYSON from USA Today and DC Comics.

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Gordon Charged in Batman Eternal

1:00 PM, Sunday, April 13th, 2014 - Posted by John Wilson

SPOILER ALERT: If you have not read BATMAN ETERNAL #1 and do not wish to know what happens, stop reading this post now (major spoilers ahead!).

BATMAN ETERNAL is going to be the biggest, boldest Bat-story of the year! From the first page showing Gotham in flames and Batman exposed, to the derailment and explosion in the subway, culminating in the incarceration of Commissioner Gordon, BATMAN ETERNAL #1 has set itself up to show us Gotham as it's never been seen before. Can the GCPD contain the situation without the direction of Jim Gordon?

In the midst of the chaos, Detroit-transfer Lieutenant Jason Bard lands on the scene just in time to meet the man who has recruited him to the force. And his first task is to cuff his would-be mentor and read him his rights!

Below, take a look at the last page of BATMAN ETERNAL #1 as Bard leads Gordon away from the scene of the crime. And we're reminded that this year-long story opened with "The End..." and we're shown a single final panel of Bruce Wayne confronted with what might be his worst nightmare. Then sound off in the comments section about the debut of BATMAN ETERNAL!

BATMAN ETERNAL #1, written by Scott Snyder, James Tynion IV, Ray Fawkes, John Layman, and Tim Seeley and illustrated by Jason Fabok, is available in stores now.

Source: DC Comics

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John Leguizamo Gets Graphic Novel

2:00 PM, Monday, April 7th, 2014 - Posted by John Wilson

John Leguizamo's award-winning Broadway show Ghetto Klown will be adapted into a graphic novel.

The actor/comedian is working with Abrams Books and artist Christa Cassano (Hangi Dai Studios) on the comic based on his autobiographical one-man show, reports Robot 6.

Ghetto Klown is based on Leguizamo's youth in Queens, New York, his involvement in the '80s avant-garde theatre scene and his transition to Hollywood.

"Ghetto Klown is the history that I probably never should have told anyone but my therapist, but it's a real lesson that even if you suffer a certain amount (a lot) of self-doubt and anxiety, you can still accomplish great things," Leguizamo said.

"It's a lesson I'm really excited to impart to a whole new audience and in a whole new way with the help of artist Christa Cassano and Abrams Books. My life's work took me my whole life to figure out, but, hey, better late than never."

The actor is best known for his roles in Romeo + Juliet and Moulin Rouge. He also provided the voice of Sid in the Ice Age films.

John Leguizamo is one of the best and most underrated actors and stand-up performers around. All his stage performances are insightful, personal and emotional. This will be a rare and interesting graphic novel.

Source: Digital Spy
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Original Sin - The Hulk & Iron Man Have One.

9:30 AM, Friday, April 4th, 2014 - Posted by Brant Fowler

This latest teaser for Original Sin seems to point to the very early days of Iron Man and the Hulk, which is only heightened by the quote from Genesis, the first book of the Bible. What secret do these two original Avengers share that dates back to their beginnings?

Stay tuned to CR for more Original Sin!

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Four More Connected Original Sin Teasers

11:30 AM, Thursday, April 3rd, 2014 - Posted by Brant Fowler

For the past few days, Marvel has been releasing four new Original Sin teasers, all connected in some way, but we're not sure just yet. Each of the teasers has a different color scheme, which would seem to point at multiple and specific characters, if past Marvel teaser campaigns are any indication.

The first of these teasers simply had the text, "What Have You Not Been Told?"

The blue coloring here could depict a lot of characters. Obviously, this one points to a secret kept from some one or a group of people. Really, I'm kind of stumped with this one. The most obvious would be the Avengers or Captain America, but it could be others as well. We know from May solicits that Avengers, Mighty Avengers and Deadpool all have tie-ins.

The next teaser is red and was accompanied by the text, "The Watcher is Dead. Who is Next?"

Deadpool is a likely candidate, but the Fantastic Four also wear red now. As do all of the Thunderbolts. But we know Deadpool is involved. We also know Deathlok is involved, so this could be pointing to him as well.

Next up is a yellowish one with the text, "Who Returns from Beyond?"

Who is currently dead in the Marvel Universe? Scarlet Witch doesn't fit, but maybe Rogue does. I don't know.

And finally, the last one had the text, "Who Will Watch Us Now?"

This one could simply signify a closed eye and nothing more, but the colors do point at some specific characters also. Namely Punisher, Venom and Moon Knight come to mind.

We'll likely get more insight to these teasers either before the week is up, or first thing next week.

Stay tuned to CR for more Original Sin!

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Original Sin - The Invaders Have One.

12:00 PM, Saturday, March 29th, 2014 - Posted by Brant Fowler

Marvel has now released an official press release about the All-New Invaders tie-in to Original Sin. You can read it below, and the originalblog post following that.

Secrets Revealed in ALL-NEW INVADERS #6
- an ORIGINAL SIN tie-in!

This June, the secrets of the world's greatest heroes come undone in ALL-NEW INVADERS #6 - an ORIGINAL SIN tie-in! From Eisner-award winning writer James Robinson and guest artist Marc Laming comes the next blockbuster chapter of the series that will have you on the edge of your seat and question everything you thought you knew about the Invaders!

Brothers in arms. Companions in battle. Originally assembled for one purpose - battle back the Axis of Evil and free the world from the grip of tyrants. Though the Invaders ultimately helped win World War II, it came at a heavy cost.

They had orders. They disobeyed. And the cost for their defiance was impossibly high. What secret have the Invaders been keeping? A secret that could have saved countless thousands. Now the secret is out - and Captain America, The Winter Soldier, Namor and the Original Human Torch will face the consequences for their actions.

"This is a haunting story, filled with emotion and tense action, the kind that James does best," says Editor Mark Paniccia

"Human Torch's first mission as an official Agent of SHIELD forces him to confront a new superhuman with ties to the INVADERS's sin," Paniccia continued. "The mysteries uncovered here are just the beginning. Something's brewing here that's way bigger."

What untold horrors lay the blood soaked past of Namor and Jim Hammond? And how will those sins come to bear in the present day? All will be revealed when the Invaders charge headlong into Original Sin this June in ALL-NEW INVADERS #6!




Cover by GREG LAND

On-Sale This June!

(Original Post)

June 2014 solicitations are already out, so we know that the All-New Invaders have a tie-in to Original Sin, this summer's big Marvel event. Now, we get a teaser image for the series, seen above, accompanied with the simple text:

This June, the secret is out in the pages of All-New Invaders.

Not much to go on, sure, and the image doesn't really spell things out either. Maybe some act they carried out cost lives unnecessarily or something. Perhaps this whole first story arc of forgotten memories for the Invaders plays into it somehow.

Speculation for this event has been all over the place, but it all begins next month with Original Sin #0.

As more news begins to release on the event, Comic Related will have an event hub for Original Sin to keep you up to date. So be on the lookout for that. In the meantime, leave a comment below or in our forums letting us know your thoughts on what we've learned so far.

Source: Marvel

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Original Sin - The Fantastic Four Have One.

5:00 PM, Friday, March 28th, 2014 - Posted by Brant Fowler

The Original Sin teasers continue with Fantastic Four. As shown below, we see Thing not so happy with Johnny, also accompanied by a Biblical quote like previous teasers, and this text:

This June, the secret is out in the pages of Fantastic Four.

Stay tuned to Comic Related for further updates on Original Sin and its tie-ins!

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Deadpool Has an Original Sin Too

8:00 AM, Friday, March 21st, 2014 - Posted by Brant Fowler

With May fast-approaching, talk of Marvel's next event, Original Sin is heating up. We've seen multiple teasers and articles about the story over the past couple of weeks, and there's no sign of Marvel slowing down on that front.

The latest teaser features Deadpool with the usual tagline of "Everybody Has One," and it continues the Biblical passages theme. This particular passage refers to Cain's punishment for killing his brother, Abel, as Cain is cursed to be a fugitive and vagabond. As the image here insinuates, it would seem Wade Wilson has a similar sin, possibly in the murder of his own parents.

In the past, all we've really been told of Deadpool's family is that his mother died of cancer and his father was a war hero who was killed by one of Wade's drunken friends. It would seem they are retconning these details in order to reveal Wade/Deadpool's "original sin," which is totally believable considering what we know of Deadpool. It will be interesting to see this revelation come to light if that is, in fact, what it is.

Watch for Comic Related's Original Sin hub coming soon. And check out these related articles in the meantime:

Marvel's Original Sin

Original Sin Variants

Avengers' Original Sin

Original Sins Against Cap

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Original Sin - The Mighty Avengers Have One.

4:00 PM, Tuesday, March 18th, 2014 - Posted by Brant Fowler

The Original Sin teasers continue with Mighty Avengers. As you can see below, it looks like a retro cover or period piece, accompanied by a Biblical quote, and this text:

This May, the secret is out in the pages of Mighty Avengers.

Stay tuned to Comic Related for further updates on Original Sin and its tie-ins!

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