Oct. 6th, 2017

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Ultimates2 and Royals are two sides of the same coin – two kinds of “deep cosmic” book – with one dealing very heavily with the kind of giant cosmic archetypes of Marvel, and one based much more in physical space and sci-fi adventure, but still speaking in metaphors and trying to mine out some gigantic new concepts from “out there” and bring them back “in here”. -- Al Ewing

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Io9 posted an interesting article on the upcoming Batman Ninja movie, and I thought of sharing it here :)


Batman Ninja, the upcoming animated film coming from Warner Bros. Japan and directed by JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure’s Jumpei Mizusaki, is a simple enough idea to wrap your mind around: Batman and co. are flung back through time to medieval Japan. But the few seconds of footage screened today at New York Comic Con showed that the story writer Kazuki Nakashima (Kamen Rider Fourze) and character designer Takashi Okazaki (Afro Samurai) have crafted is unlike any Batman story we’ve ever seen. Though the movie isn’t quite done yet ahead of its 2018 release, it’s already one of the most visually daring and astonishing Batman stories Warner Bros. has ever produced.

Continue reading for a synopsis of the teaser trailer )

Here for the lovely promotional poster )


Personally, I'm a bit disappointed that Jason is not in it, as the "vengeful, rebellious son who dares break the family code" is pretty much perfect for a samurai-inspired take on Batman :/

On the bright side, Dick is there. If they make him into a bishounen, complete with sparkles and background flowers, all shall be forgiven ◡‿◡✿
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I almost always know exactly when a character is going to die. Sometimes it’s for a very important narrative reason, and sometimes it’s just because life is short and unfair, especially during wartime. I don’t think I’ve ever unexpectedly killed someone off, but there was once or twice that someone earned an unplanned reprieve, usually because Fiona’s art made me see that character in a completely new way. -- Brian K. Vaughan

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“Once And Future Kings” is kind of a circular firing squad; a “Game of Thrones”-ish mashup of shifting alliances and changing motives. If we get this wrong, this will be a confusing mess. If we get it right, “Inhumans: Once And Future Kings” will, hopefully, be a story debated over long after I’ve been drubbed out the business. -- Christopher J. Priest

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