First Look At Jay Garrick On “The Flash”

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The CW has released the first image of Teddy Sears as Jay Garrick for the upcoming season of The Flash. The image is a re creation of the iconic cover from 1961 “The Flash” #123, which was the Flash of Two Worlds storyline. That cover was illustrated by Carmine Infantino and Murphy Anderson.

The Flash of Two Worlds story was DC’s first crossover, introducing Earth 2 to the regular silver age DC universe. Alternate Earths is something that has been hinted at numerous times for the second season of The Flash. It makes sense, since the speedster is something of a dimension traveler in the comics.

Season 2 of The Flash returns to the CW on October 6 at 8pm. 

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‘Batman & Robin Eternal’ and ‘Robin War’ Coming To DC

Last year, DC Comics had three weekly comics. Two led into the Convergence story, and the other was an amazing story about Batman, introducing many new characters to the DC universe. Well, DC has announced that there will be a sequel to Batman Eternal, titled Batman & Robin Eternal.

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Batman & Robin Eternal will run for six months, starting in October. Scott Snyder, Jason Tynion IV, and Tim Seeley return to the writing team from Batman Eternal. Joining them are: “Catwoman” writer Genevieve Valentine, “Midnighter” writer Steve Orlando, “Sheltered” writer Ed Brisson and “Hacktivist” writing duo Jackson Lanzing & Colin Kelly. Doing the art for the book will be Tony S. Daniel, Scot Eaton, and Paul Pelletier.

Snyder told press at Comic-Con International in San Diego that it’s a story that “honors the legacy of Robin,” dealing with Dick Grayson’s past and present. Additionally, the story is set to reintroduce former Batgirl Cassandra Cain into the DC Universe.

“This is a character that, for me at least, I have loved for my entire comic reading life,” Tynion told press. “We have the opportunity to bring her back, in a very, very central role.” Tynion said that Cassandra Cain will be on of three main characters in the story, along with Dick Grayson and Harper Row.

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The other Robin related news announced today by DC is the Robin Wars, which will happen over five weeks in December. It will run in “We are Robin”, “Robin: Son of Batman”, and “Gotham Academy”. Those three issues will be bookend by two stand alone issues written by “Grayson” co-writer Tim Kring. Khary Randolf is the only artist announced as of now.

King made it clear that he’s not shying away from the “crossover” label when talking about “Robin War.” “This is an event,” King said. “This is a crossover. I grew up on ‘Inferno’ I grew up on ‘X-Tinction Agenda.’ I loved those comics. I want to do that.”

Batman & Robin Eternal starts in October, and Robin Wars comes in December. If you are a fan of Batman and especially of Robin, I suggest you get ready for these two books.

“Justice League: Gods and Men” One-Shots Revealsed At SDCC

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During Friday’s One on One panel at COMIC-CON INTERNATIONAL: SAN DIEGO 2015, JUSTICE LEAGUE writer Geoff Johns revealed his plans for series of one-shots spinning out of his current “Darkseid War” story arc.

Scheduled for October, JUSTICE LEAGUE: GODS AND MEN is a series of six single issues focusing on key characters in the Darkseid War and extends their individual conflicts against the backdrop of universal Armageddon, with Darkseid squaring off against the Anti-Monitor:

Batman – Armed with the godlike power of the Mobius Chair, the Dark Knight has taken on the role of Metreon and plans to use the infinite knowledge of this device to turn Gotham City into a completely crime-free zone!

Superman – Corrupted by the weird energies of Apokolips’ fire pits, Superman has been turned into an angry, violent brute. And only one man can possibly save him: Lex Luthor.

Green Lantern – Oa has been conquered and transformed into a Parademon factory and the Green Lantern Corps is no more! Only Hal Jordan remains to follow a distress call from the last active Lantern seen fighting on Oa: John Stewart!

Lex Luthor – At last, Lex Luthor, the new ruler of Apokolips, can do what he never could accomplish on Earth: hold the fate of a world in his hands. But his one failure from the “Darkseid War” continues to keep him from the peace he craves – and only a crazed Superman can help him get it!

The Flash – The Flash takes on the role of death’s harbinger, the Black Racer. And the beneficiary of his first visit is Aquaman!

Shazam! – Instead of accessing the powers of the old gods, Billy Batson now commands the combined powers of the New Gods like Highfather, Mantis and others trapped within the Source Wall. And that’s power that no mortal should possess!

 

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‘Star Wars: Episode IX’ To Be Directed By Colin Trevorrow

Director Colin Trevorrow poses at the premiere of "Safety Not Guaranteed" during the 2012 Sundance Film Festival in Park City, Utah on Sunday, Jan. 22, 2012. (AP Photo/Danny Moloshok)

Heroic Hollywood is reporting that Colin Trevorrow will be directing Star Wars: Episode IX. Trevorrow directed Jurassic World, which has grossed over a billion dollars in the theaters. Jurassic_World_poster

With the success Jurassic World, it is no wonder that Disney and Lucas Films want to lock up Trevorrow. He joins J.J. Abrams and Rian Johnson as the directors of the next Star Wars trilogy. That is a pretty hot trio. I really looking forward to these films.

Arrow Adds Neal McDonough To Cast As Damien Darhk

Neal McDonoughAfter teasing his arrival throughout season 3 of Arrow, Neal McDonough has been cast to play Damien Darhk.

McDonough was previously in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, portraying Dum Dum Duggan in Captain America: The First Avenger and in episodes of Agent Carter. He has also appeared in Band of Brothers, Desperate Housewives, Boomtown, Traitor, Red 2, and Walking Tall. He has portrayed both a good guy and a bad guy, so playing Damien Darhk is well within his range.

Damien Darhk is the leader of H.I.V.E. and a rival of Ra’s al Ghul on the show. Ra’s al Ghul gave his backstory during the season, and we saw H.I.V.E. in a flashback that involved Diggle and his brother.

Now we kind of know who the big bad is for season 4 of Arrow. Starring Stephen Amell, David Ramsey and Emily Bett Rickards, “Arrow” returns to The CW on October 7, 2015.