“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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#BlackComicsMonth – Day 20 – Top 5 Dwayne McDuffie Cartoon Episodes

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On this day in 1962, Dwayne McDuffie was born. He went on to be one of the greatest and most influential comic book creators of all time. McDuffie’s greatest impact was on the cartoons that came from comics, and how they influenced us all and how we look at comics. McDuffie was involved in Static Shock, Justice League, Justice League Unlimited, Ben 10, Teen Titans, and What’s New, Scooby Doo. Here are my top 5 episodes of cartoons that McDuffie was involved in.

5. Justice League Unlimited “Question Authority”

This is the episode when Flash saves the day by defeating Brainiac and Lex Luthor. I love how Lex/Brainiac underestimate the Flash, and he uses his speed to take them apart.

4. Justice League Unlimited “Grudge Match”

This episode pitted the women of the Justice League against each other. It was one of the best fight scenes ever in a cartoon. To see Vixen, Wonder Woman, Black Canary, Hawkgirl and Huntress go at it was pretty cool. Love this episode.

3. Static Shock “Gear”

In this episode of Static Shock, it is discovered that Richie Foley has developed powers due to his long-term exposure to the bang gas residue on Static. It was cool to give Richie powers and make him Static’s partner fighting the bad guys.

2. Justice League Unlimited “Destroyer”

This episode was the last episode of Justice League Unlimited. In a series that had many great fight scenes and many great lines, this one topped them all. Superman going to town on Darksied, and explaining what its like to be Superman still gives me goosebumps to this day. I love this episode. It was a fitting end to a great series.

1. Static Shock “Shock to the System”

This was the first episode of Static Shock and will always stand out to me for being first. It was the first show that had a black lead who was a super hero. It was different and gave a different perspective for the issues that were(are) going on in our world. For a children’s show, Static Shock addressed many social and economic that people of color can relate to. This show really opened some eyes and some minds to what is possible, and that is why its my top show.

What are your favorite episodes of the shows that Dwayne McDuffie was involved in? Let me know in the comments below.

Toy Fair 2015 Highlights

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MizCaramelVixen and I covered Toy Fair 2015 yesterday, take a look at some of the very cool things that we saw at Toy Fair.

The Walking Dead:

Saw a lot of very cool toys for The Walking Dead, both the TV series and the comic book. McFarlane Toys had some of the best ones. The attention to detail was really dope. I love the play sets, and they were all reasonably priced. I see I will have to make room in my playroom for some of the play sets.

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Funko Pop also had some very cool vinyls for The Walking Dead. They were of Michonne, Rick Grimes, Daryl, Tyreese, Hershel, and the Well Walker.Funko Pop The Walking Dead Figues

The Avengers: Age of Ultron

There were a lot of great toys and collectibles for Avengers: Age of Ultron. Funko Pop had the upcoming vinyls, which come out in March. Funko Pop Avengers Age of Ultron
Kotobukiya had some of the coolest looking Age of Ultron figures, especially the Hulk Vs Iron Man Hulkbuster statues. They look amazing and will be available in September.Kotobukiya Hulk vs HulkbusterKotobukiya Hulk vs Hulkbuster closeup Kotobukiya Hulk vs Hulkbuster front Kotobukiya Hulk vs Hulkbuster side

Flash and Arrow
Funko Pop and DC Collectibles had their toys for Arrow and Flash. The level of detail with the DC Collectibles figures is amazing.Funko Pop Arrow and Flash

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Ant-Man Movie Figure

Ant-Man movie figure from Diamond Direct looks pretty cool.Ant-Man movie figure

Wonder Woman, Catwoman, Poison Ivy Figures from Madam Alexander
I really loved the look of these. Great collectibles.
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Madam Alexander Women of DC WW and HQ

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Madam Alexander Women of DC WW, CW, Batman

Those were just some of the amazing toys that we saw at Toy Fair 2015. I know that I need to get a second job to pick up majority of these collectibles featured here. Which toy are you interested in adding to your collection?

VixenVarsity.com Giveaway: Win a Copy of Justice League: Throne of Atlantis

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VixenVarsity.com is having the first giveaway of the new year. Up for grabs is Justice League: Throne of Atlantis Blu-Ray Combo Pack courtesy of Warner Bros Animation. In order to win, all you have to do is follow us on twitter and send out a tweet, that’s it! The contest will go on for a week, which will give everyone multiple chances to enter. Justice League: Throne of Atlantis is in stores on January 27th, be the first person with this excited animated film from Warner Bros Animation. Check out the trailer and rules below.

In Justice League: Throne of Atlantis, Cyborg discovers an imminent threat in the depths of the oceans so powerful that it rallies together the newly formed Justice League. Meanwhile, wandering thousands of feet above the ocean floor is drifter Arthur Curry, a man with strange powers who may be the last chance to bridge the ancient Atlantean world with our own. Superman, Batman, Wonder Woman and the rest of the Justice League must band together as they face off against warmongering Orm, an army of sea creatures, otherworldly weapons and perilous odds. In this all-new epic adventure from the DC Universe, mankind’s only hope of escaping from the darkness lies with the guiding light of a man – Aquaman!

Throne of Atlantis adapts a comic arc that pits the undersea nation of Atlantis against the surface world. Unlike the comic, the movie will focus on how young Arthur Curry discovers his aquatic heritage. Raised by his human father, when the movie begins he doesn’t know that he is the heir to the throne of the watery kingdom.

Matt Lantern (Aquaman) Jason O’Mara (Batman), Shemar Moore (Cyborg), Christopher Gorham (Flash), Sean Astin (Shazam), Nathan Fillion (Green Lantern), Rosario Dawson (Wonder Woman), Jerry O’Connell (Superman), Sam Witwer (Orm), and Sumalee Montano (Meera).

Check out the Justice League: Throne of Atlantis Blu-Ray cover, details of the bonus material along with the release date.

throne of atlantis bluray coverJustice League Throne of Atlantis will be released on January 25, 2015.

Now for the rules:

  • In order to enter to win a copy of Justice League: Throne of Atlantis MUST FOLLOW both VixenVarsity and MizCaramelVixen on Twitter.
  • You must tweet the following VIA RAFFLECOPTER WIDGET BELOW, in order to enter to win: “I just entered to win #JusticeLeague #ThroneofAtlantis Blu-Ray via @VixenVarsity”
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  • Contest starts 1/17/15 at 12am EST to 1/25/15 12AM EST.
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Cyborg is Being Attacked in Latest Justice League: Throne of Atlantis Clip

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A new clip for Justice League: Throne of Atlantis was released by Warner Bros Home Entertainment and it features Cyborg being attacked underwater. After being told to retreat, Cyborg barely escapes and heads out in a boom tube.

In Justice League: Throne of Atlantis, Cyborg discovers an imminent threat in the depths of the oceans so powerful that it rallies together the newly formed Justice League. Meanwhile, wandering thousands of feet above the ocean floor is drifter Arthur Curry, a man with strange powers who may be the last chance to bridge the ancient Atlantean world with our own. Superman, Batman, Wonder Woman and the rest of the Justice League must band together as they face off against warmongering Orm, an army of sea creatures, otherworldly weapons and perilous odds. In this all-new epic adventure from the DC Universe, mankind’s only hope of escaping from the darkness lies with the guiding light of a man – Aquaman!

Throne of Atlantis adapts a comic arc that pits the undersea nation of Atlantis against the surface world. Unlike the comic, the movie will focus on how young Arthur Curry discovers his aquatic heritage. Raised by his human father, when the movie begins he doesn’t know that he is the heir to the throne of the watery kingdom.

Matt Lantern (Aquaman) Jason O’Mara (Batman), Shemar Moore (Cyborg), Christopher Gorham (Flash), Sean Astin (Shazam), Nathan Fillion (Green Lantern), Rosario Dawson (Wonder Woman), Jerry O’Connell (Superman), Sam Witwer (Orm), and Sumalee Montano (Meera).

Check out the Justice League: Throne of Atlantis Blu-Ray cover, details of the bonus material along with the release date.

• Villains of the Deep – From Ocean Master, to Black Manta, to King Shark, each villain operates from his own deep sense of conviction presenting an incredible challenge for the hero in Arthur Curry, aka Aquaman. This documentary goes into the biographical detail of the villains.
• Throne of Atlantis: 2014 NY Comic-Con Panel – Panel with James Tucker, Heath Corson, Andrea Romano, Phil Bourassa and Matt Lanter
• Robin and Nightwing Bonus Sequence – Producer James Tucker provides video commentary for this exciting bonus sequence where Robin and Nightwing join forces.
• Scoring Atlantis: The Sound of the Deep – Every great film needs a great musical score. Filled with emotion, music takes us on a dynamic journey as we adventure with the hero. Throne of Atlantis, takes us on that quest through the eyes of Arthur Curry.
• Throne of Atlantis Soundtrack
• A Sneak Peak at Batman vs. Robin – An advance look at the next DC Animated Feature Film with the creators and cast.
• TV Episodes Batman: The Brave and the Bold, “Aquaman’s Outrageous Adventure!” Batman: The Brave and the Bold, “Evil Under the Sea!” Aquaman, “Menace Of The Black Manta” Justice League Unlimited, “Far from Home”.

Justice League Throne of Atlantis will be released on January 27, 2015.

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Pre-Order Justice League Throne of Atlantis here