After surviving a near fatal bovine attack, a disfigured cafeteria chef (Wade Wilson) struggles to fulfill his dream of becoming Mayberry’s hottest bartender while also learning to cope with his lost sense of taste. Searching to regain his spice for life, as well as a flux capacitor, Wade must battle ninjas, the yakuza, and a pack of sexually aggressive canines, as he journeys around the world to discover the importance of family, friendship, and flavor – finding a new taste for adventure and earning the coveted coffee mug title of World’s Best Lover.
The 19th Marvel Cinematic Universe film unites all corners of the MCU so far: the classic Avengers line-up, recent additions like Black Panther and Doctor Strange, as well as the Guardians of the Galaxy. To celebrate, May’s issue of Empire is one huge Marvel blow-out: we’ve mixed and matched the roster of characters on not one but six different covers, we’ve got the inside story on Marvel Studios’ most ludicrously ambitious film ever, and the issue also comes doubled with a free comic-sized magazine celebrating 10 years of the MCU.
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Lois and Clark get assigned to the Press Corps in France near the end of WWII, in March of 1945. Lois and her photographer, Private Donald Callahan, get kidnapped by Nazi Super Soldiers and taken as hostages to Berlin. To rescue them, Superman must stand up to Hitler’s Super Soldiers. They are more formidable than any foes he has faced previously. Opposing philosophies of what the “superman” is are explored. This film is Superman at his roots. The Director puts his Grandfather, who really was a WWII photographer, in the Jimmy Olson role. Supermen: World War is a feature-length Fan Film and a passion project!
In October, Batman: White Knight writer/artist Sean Murphy teased that his alternate-universe DC Comics tale will feature the first ever sex scene featuring Harley Quinn and the Joker. Now, the creator has taken to social media to release the scene ahead of its publication, allowing fans to see the art without the word balloons that will block the nudity once it arrive in print and digital.
Murphy shared on social networks, it seems to be a love scene between the Joker and Harley, which is basically the first nude scene of both in the pages of a comic.
The creator wrote on Instagram: “A love scene is approaching with the Joker and Harley Quinn. I’m not sure they were ever naked. ”
Batman: White Knight, colors by Matt Hollingsworth. I was really excited by this page: to show Harley and Jack (Joker) on a date. I imagine it’s the romantic evening she always wanted. I feel like the trick to making Harley work is always making her powerful. Here’s my thinking in each panel: 1: The dress is key–it’s elegant but not too showy. Her stance is empowered. She’s making the move on Jack, not the other way around. Also, his eyes are completely covered–clearly she’s in charge here. 2: While dancing, the camera makes it seem as if she’s above him–again empowering her. Jack’s eyes are revealed–he’s opening up to her. 3: A playful scene eating sushi. She’s tossing food at him, playing with him. 4: She’s sexy playing pool, but her arms and back are very strong–someone you wouldn’t want to mess with. There’s also a woman in the back who’s completely relaxed–this is a bar where women feel comfortable. Jack is admiring Harley in the background, but it’s fun and light hearted. 5: Harley hooking Jack’s leg under the table. She’s literally hooking him in. 6: Hooking him in for the last panel–making out on the bar after hours. Jack’s more dominant here, but it works because of the context–she controlled him in every panel in order to get here.
The news keeps coming out of Millarworld. The comic company founded by prolific scribe Mark Millar was recently acquired by Netflix, and earlier this month Millar announced The Magic Order, his first new comic under the Netflix banner. But that doesn’t mean Millar is done with his older, established properties. Next year, Millar will launch a new Kick-Ass comic, 10 years after the original run first began. This one will be published by Image Comics instead of Marvel’s Icon imprint, but even more importantly, it will also feature a brand new character underneath the green-and-yellow costume.
In this new Kick-Ass, Dave Lizewski (played by Aaron Taylor-Johnson in the two film adaptations) has given way to a new character in the title role: Patience Lee, a black military veteran with young children. “I don’t think I’ve ever created a better [character],” he says. “I love mom heroes. I did it in Empress and I’ve done it again here.”
Millar has written a lot of superhero stories over his career, and he tells EW he’s fascinated by the “legacy” characters, heroes who inherit the mantles of predecessors.
“The original four volumes of Kick-Ass, the Dave Lizewski story, got tied up a couple of years ago and this is a brand new character. I’d always wanted to do what Doctor Who or The Flash does and create a legacy character, Kick-Ass being designed for that. The idea is that he inspires other people to do what he did, just putting on a costume and cleaning up their neighborhood, and that’s what happens here,” Millar says. “I wanted to shake up the setting a little and shifted the whole thing to New Mexico. The lead is a woman this time, a mother in her early 30s with two young kids. She’s also a military vet who came home to find her life in a completely different setting from the way it was when she went to Afghanistan so the actual dynamic of the book is really different, but at the same time the flavor is identical.”
One thing the new Kick-Ass series will have in common with the previous version, however, is art by the legendary John Romita Jr. Romita most recently contributed art to DC’s blockbuster event series Dark Nights: Metal, but Millar does have a way with artists.
“We’d missed each other so much,” Millar says. “I’d honestly missed his daily insults and pages and just his little Italian face. I love him. We did Kick-Ass right after a Wolverine run back at Marvel and just love working together. Getting him back [at DC] after his big run was just the most incredible coup. We’re really proud of this book and have a lot of big plans for the launch ten years on from the very day when we released this little very simple superhero idea absolutely nobody knew what to expect of.”
The first issue of the new Kick-Ass will hit stores Feb. 14, 2018. Check out an exclusive preview of early pages below, and get your first look at Patience Lee.
New Mutants, an Eighties spinoff of X-Men, features lesser-known characters like Magick (played by Anya Taylor-Joy), Wolfsbane (Game of Thrones’ Maisie Williams), Cannonball (Charlie Heaton), Mirage (Blu Hunt) and Sunspot (Henry Zaga).
Marvel Studios has unveiled colorful new character posters for Thor: Ragnarok