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Batman Be-Leagured

10:00 PM, Thursday, October 23rd, 2014 - Posted by John Wilson

Be sure to pick your cape up from the dry cleaner's this weekend: on Monday, October 27 at 6 p.m. ET/PT, the first-ever LEGO Batman special is swooping down on Cartoon Network. LEGO DC Comics: Batman: Be-Leaguered is produced by Warner Bros. Animation and promises a hilarious, light-hearted new tale for the DC Universe.

The adventure kicks off when one-man crime-stopping band and proud loner Batman is pestered by Superman to join this new super hero team The Justice League. When Batman makes it quite clear he's not into it, the Man of Steel flies off — only to be disappeared by a strange energy.

With Earth's mightiest super-being missing, it's time for the World's Greatest Detective to spring into action. With no time to lose, Batman enlists the help of the fastest man alive, The Flash. Their high-speed search leads them to the villainous Captain Cold, who is stealing an ancient artifact in Egypt. After the Flash likewise vanishes after this battle, Batman teams up with Aquaman, Wonder Woman and Cyborg to fight famous super-villains before vanishing one-by-one at the hand of the mysterious enemy. It is now up to Batman to free the newly formed Justice League from this powerful foe ... but can he learn the value of teamwork in time?

I have never actually seen one of the Lego/Whatever films so I am looking forward to the oppurtunity to seeing something original for free to see if I can be swayed to go back and see the earlier installments.

Source: Animation Magazine
John Wilson reporting for Comic Related.com

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Marvel's The Avengers: Age of Ultron First Trailer Leaked Online

11:15 AM, Thursday, October 23rd, 2014 - Posted by Brant Fowler

UPDATE! The official hi-res trailer has now been released, and can be seen below.

The official poster for the film was also released:

And finally, SuperHeroHype.com has a bunch of screen grabs from the trailer. Check them out here.

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Marvel's The Avengers was a runaway, blockbuster hit that took Hollywood by storm. And over two years later, Marvel has exploded with a vast universe of their own spanning television, film and the internet with the pending Netflix series. So of course everyone has been chomping at the bit to soak up any and all news surrounding Marvel's The Avengers: Age of Ultron, the forthcoming sequel to the 2012 hit.

With reports of the first trailer airing during next week's episode of Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. on ABC, it was only a matter of time before it popped up online. And today is that day! That's right, the first trailer for Marvel's The Avengers: Age of Ultron has leaked online, and it looks amazing!

In the trailer, we see some amazing scenes with each of the main characters. We see Scarlet Witch and Quicksilver highlighted, Thor going after Tony, Iron Man in the Hulkbuster armor fighting the Hulk, and of course... Ultron! And while it was only that closing scene (with the entire trailer narrated by James Spader), it was an amazing clip showing one of the most iconic Avengers villains in all his glory.

If this trailer doesn't get you excited for next year's Avengers: Age of Ultron, we don't know what will!

Marvel's The Avengers: Age of Ultron, starring Robert Downey Jr., Chris Evans, Chris Hemsworth, Scarlett Johansson, and Mark Ruffalo, is set to hit theaters on May 1, 2015.

Let us know in the comments what you think of the trailer.

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Pee-wee's Playhouse Saturday Morning Live Stream

6:00 PM, Friday, October 17th, 2014 - Posted by Chuck Moore

What's the Secret Word? Word is tomorrow morning, Saturday, October 18th, there will be a very special live stream event of Pee-wee's Playhouse at 10 am ET/7am PT. You can join them at PeeweesPlayhouseSneakPeek.com to watch the event.

In the live stream, viewers will get a sneak peek at four episodes of Pee-wee's Playhouse completely remastered in high-definition, that will be included on the new Pee-wee's Playhouse: The Complete Series Blu-ray set. There will also be an exclusive premiere of one of ten brand-new bonus featurettes that make their debut on the Blu-ray set.

If you miss it the first time around, they will be reairing the live stream two more times, back-to-back, throughout the day tomorrow.

Join the conversation on social media with the #peeweesplayhouse hashtag.

Will you be tuning in for the live stream? Leave us a comment below. And check out this title sequence video to whet your appetite for the show:

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Marevl Pulp to Pop Documentary

5:00 PM, Thursday, October 16th, 2014 - Posted by John Wilson

Emily VanCamp will host ABC's upcoming primetime documentary on Marvel Comics.

Marvel: Pulp to Pop is slated to air on ABC on Tuesday, November at 8pm ET, and will chronicle the comics company's history.

VanCamp will take viewers back to 1939 to the beginning of the company as Timely Comics, as Stan Lee laid the groundwork for the creation of Captain America.

Pulp to Pop goes on to explore the comics boom of the 1960s as Marvel became a dominant force, only to falter by the 1990s.

Viewers will also get a behind-the-scenes look at the revival of Marvel's popularity through its hit films, which have built a unique Cinematic Universe.

Host VanCamp is familiar to fans of the Marvel Cinematic Universe for her portrayal of SHIELD Agent Sharon Carter in Captain America: The Winter Soldier.

ABC previously aired the documentary Marvel Studios: Assembling A Universe - which specifically focused on the film franchise - on March 18.

Source: Digital Spy

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Disney Unveils First Tomorrowland Trailer

3:00 PM, Friday, October 10th, 2014 - Posted by Brant Fowler



Yesterday at New York Comic Con, during their panel, Disney released the trailer for their upcoming film TOMORROWLAND. The film stars George Clooney as a former boy-genius, and Britt Robertson (Under the Dome, Secret Circle) as a young, bright teen with an enthusiasm for science. The two are bound by this love and an adventure into this enigmatic place in space and time called TOMORROWLAND.

TOMORROWLAND is set to hit theaters on May 22, 2015. Below is the trailer so you too can "Imagine a place where nothing is impossible."

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CW's The Flash Series Premiere Airs Tonight!

6:30 PM, Tuesday, October 7th, 2014 - Posted by Brant Fowler

Tonight is the night we've all been waiting for - The Flash premieres on CW tonight!

After months and months of anticipation, leaked pilots, teaser trailers and discussion, the night is finally upon us to take in the wonder that is The Flash television series! Spinning out of CW alum Arrow, The Flash follows the rise to heroism of a young forensic officer, Barry Allen, as he gains the powers of super speed and faces threats of equal abilities.

If you haven't been paying attention, we've got you covered! You can watch the trailer below followed by the official text from DC about the premiere:

Don't miss this fast-paced super hero drama that follows the high speed adventures of the Fastest Man Alive. Written by Arrow's Greg Berlanti and Andrew Kreisberg and DC Entertainment CCO Geoff Johns, the action drama follows Central City forensic scientist Barry Allen, an everyday guy with the heart of a hero and the super powers to match. Catch the series premiere tonight!

The Flash also has a Facebook and Twitter account, so you can follow updates and talk to fellow fans. Comic Related's own John Wilson will also be live-tweeting during the premiere. And on the Comic Frontline live show tonight via Google Hangouts, we will be watching the show and commenting on it live on the air at 9(ish) pm Est!

In the latest episode of DC's "DC All Access" web series, the hosts take us to the red carpet premiere of The Flash as they catch up with the cast and producers who let us know what we can expect this season. In the episode, we also get a peek at the digital comic tying into the series, Flash: Season Zero, and a first look at Earth 2: World's End that comes out tomorrow!

Speaking of comics, DC is also having a 7-day digital sale of Flash comics in honor of the premiere. It ends on October 13th, but until then, you can enjoy tons of Flash titles for 99 cents each, and graphic novels for $5.99! Check out the sale here or by clicking the image below.

You can also win some cool Flash swag by entering this contest by simply filling in your name and info:

Be sure to tune in tonight to watch the series premiere of CW's The Flash at 8pm Est. and let us know in the comments below what you thought of the episode!

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Netflix Releases Daredevil Show Logo and NYCC Plans

9:00 AM, Saturday, October 4th, 2014 - Posted by John Wilson

Marvel and Netflix have today revealed a new (albeit quite familiar) logo for their upcoming "Daredevil" series, which is also set to make a major showing at next week's New York Comic Con. Click on the above art for a larger version! A signing event has also been announced for Saturday, October 11 from 3:45-4:45 p.m. ET at the Marvel Booth (#1354).

For the first time, Charlie Cox (Matt Murdock), Deborah Ann Woll (Karen Page), Elden Henson (Foggy Nelson), and Vincent D'Onofrio (Wilson Fisk) will meet with fans. All fans who participate in this signing will also receive an exclusive "Marvel's Daredevil" production concept art poster, drawn by Marvel Chief Creative Officer and legendary artist Joe Quesada.

"Marvel's Daredevil" follows the journey of Matt Murdock, who was blinded as a young boy but imbued with extraordinary senses, now fighting against injustice by day as a lawyer, and by night as the super hero Daredevil in modern day Hell's Kitchen, New York City.

Marvel's first original series on Netflix is Executive Produced by series Showrunner Steven S. DeKnight ("Spartacus," "Buffy: The Vampire Slayer," "Angel") and Drew Goddard ("Cabin in the Woods," "Lost," "Buffy The Vampire Slayer," in addition to writing the first two episodes of "Marvel's Daredevil"), along with Marvel TV's Jeph Loeb ("Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.," "Smallville," "Heroes").

"Marvel's Daredevil" is produced by Marvel Television in association with ABC Studios for Netflix.

Source: Superhero Hype

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Star Wars Rebels Already Renewed for a Second Season

6:00 PM, Friday, October 3rd, 2014 - Posted by John Wilson

Thought it has yet to air its first episode, Disney Channels has renewed for a second season its animated series Star Wars Rebels.

The series — the first animated put into production since Disney acquired Lucasfilm in 2012 — harkens back to the original Star Wars trilogy, telling a tale of the nascent rebellion in the years just before the events of Star Wars: Episode IV — A New Hope.

The new series is executive produced by Dave Filoni (Star Wars: The Clone Wars), Simon Kinberg (the X-Men movie franchise) and animation veteran Greg Weisman (Gargoyles, The Spectacular Spider-Man).

A one-hour movie premiere titled Star Wars Rebels: Spark of Rebellion airs Oct. 3 at 9 p.m. ET/PT on Disney Channel in the United States and again Oct. 6 at 8 p.m. ET/PT on Disney XD in the U.S. The series itself begins Oct. 13 at 9 p.m. ET/PT on Disney XD in the U.S. The show will be seen in 34 languages across 163 countries in more than 400 million households.

The movie was screened for press and fans in July at Comic-Con International in San Diego, earning an overwhelmingly positive reaction.

Source: Animation Magazine

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Nicholas D'Agosto will Play Harvey Dent on Gotham

2:00 PM, Friday, October 3rd, 2014 - Posted by John Wilson

Fox's "Gotham" has announced that another famous comicbook character is joining the Batman prequel.

Nicholas D'Agosto ("Masters of Sex") is joining the cast as Harvey Dent --- a character who, during his good days, is known for being an idealistic assistant district attorney who vows to eradicate the crime and corruption that has poisoned Gotham. Although he will one day serve as the white knight Gotham desperately needs, Dent also gives the audience a fleeting glimpse of the villain he will become: Two-Face.

D'Agosto will only serve as a guest star on the series for now, as "Gotham" is currently spending the first season's villain storyline on an origin tale surrounding Oswald Cobblepot/Penguin (actor Robin Lord Taylor). But there is a series regular option in the event that the show is renewed for a second season.

Right now, the chances of that happening look good. The second episode of "Gotham," which airs Mondays and is produced by Warner Bros. TV and is based on the DC Entertainment characters, delivered solid ratings earlier this week. The premiere episode also topped piracy downloads. In a potentially bold move, Netflix bought worldwide distribution rights to the series' first season in September --- a deal that was announced even before the show had a chance to premiere.

D'Agosto is repped by UTA, Emerald Talent Group and Mitch Smelkinson.

Source: Variety

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Akira Creator to Paint Japanesse Airport Mural

7:00 PM, Thursday, October 2nd, 2014 - Posted by John Wilson

Akira creator Katsuhiro Otomo has unveiled an airport mural.

The manga legend designed the artwork for Japan's Sendai Airport.

It depicts a boy on a robotic carp riding at the forefront of a storm with Fujin and Raijin.

A ten-man team will assemble the 24-square-metre mural, which will be completed in March 2015.

Otomo also directed the Akira and Steamboy anime films, and announced that he is working on his first long-form manga since Akira in 2012.

He was shortlisted for this year's Angoulême Grand Prix.

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