After significant starts-and-stops “Wonder Woman” goes into production and gets a sensational reception by fans!
Although she first had a significant impact in primetime when Lynda Carter portrayed the Amazing Amazon, Wonder Woman has had a perilous journey making it to the big-screen, but it looks like Warner Bros. the studio that has had a string of successes with franchises platformed off of Princess Diana’s male counterparts, has finally focused its energies and the third part of the DC Comics trinity is about to go big time.
Fans were highly encouraged when at 2014 San Diego Comic-Con the first images of Gal Gadot were released with the Fast and Furious actress in full battle armor set to spar amidst titans in 2016’s summer tentpole Batman v. Superman: Dawn of Justice. The film follows director Zack Snyder’s redux of the Superman mythology, and after much hesitation the filmmaker has admitted the film is a proper sequel to his hit Man of Steel.
And from the “first look” images revealing a sensually mysterious Diana Prince stealthily hidden beneath a cloak, Wonder Woman is ready for the big screen…in a big way. The character will come between the Man of Steel and the Dark Knight in there upcoming blockbuster brawl that will also help to launch the connective franchise series Justice League.
Early glimpses at the Woman Wonder film suggest that the film will be a period piece set during the events of World War II with Star Trek’s Chris Pine in the role of Steve Trevor, Diana’s paramour and ambassador into Man’s World. The story revolves around Diana’s pursuit of the dangerous mad god Ares and a secret weapon that the God of War plans on using to lead down the path to Armageddon.
The behind-the-scene story of bringing Wonder Woman to life is almost as legendary as the origins of the character itself. Buffy the Vampire Slayer creator Joss Whedon was initially tasked with writing the script which realized a contemporary imagining of the heroine. That story was soon scrapped for something a little more inline with the comic book origins which set Diana in the middle of the second World War.
The film has already passed hands several times. Michelle MacLaren was originally set to direct until she decided to leave the project over creative differences, until handing the reigns to Patty Jenkins who is currently helming the project for a theatrical release in 2017.
Just in time for the holidays DC Comics releases the most ambitious line of action figures worthy of the multiverse that they hail from. These are ICONS!
The action figure collectible has become huge for fans in the market to not only partake of their favorite adventures whether they be television favorites or comic book hero, now DC Collectibles adds to their increasing line of variants with the DC Comics ICONS Action Figure line.
Crossing all spectrums of the multiverse and celebrating the near centennial history of the comics publisher the ICONS line will feature the most highly detailed sculpts, multiple points of articulation and accessorized features of any previously released model.
The premiere set of the line just launched and features Batman from “Last Rites”, Deadman from “Brightest Day”, Green Arrow from “The Long Bow Hunters”, and Mister Miracle from “Earth 2” with a deluxe version of Green Lantern with Emerald Armor and coming up soon The Flash with Cosmic Treadmill.
Several other figures will be released in future lines including a classic take on Superman, his arch nemesis Lex Luthor and the villainous Joker. With the current focus of creatives at DC taking readers through all points and parts and of the multiverse and the publishing house’s history, the ICONS line will certainly feature prominently on fan’s holiday lists.
The DC Comics ICONS is meant to appeal not only to the die-hard collector but also those that enjoy a design with a degree of playability, which the multi-jointed and accessorized 6″ figures have in spades. The proportions of each are also quite realistic and the detail is much more accurate as compared perhaps to Hasbro’s line of Marvel LEGENDS.
Similar to that line of figures, ICONS will transcend to include versions of characters from post “The New 52” continuity as well. Additionally DC Collectibles will also be expanding on its line of television based action figures, as it adds Black Canary from “Arrow” and the highly anticipated release of the Reverse-Flash from “The Flash”.
DC Comics celebrates the next installment of Frank Miller’s epic “Dark Knight Saga” with a digital comics sale of the original episodes in the series just in time for the holiday!
It was the seminal moment in comic book history… the minute that graphic novelist and artist Frank Miller’s Batman: The Dark Knight Returns hit specialty shops the prestige format release revolutionized the industry, and impacted the way creatives would tell stories from that moment on.
Batman: The Dark Knight Returns was first published in 1986 as a four-part, prestige format graphic novel directed towards the more sophisticated reader. The series deeply enriched the Batman mythology and put the character back on top of the list of DC Comic’s more popular imprints.
That a sequel was designed to follow in 2001 came as a surprise to fans, but nonetheless Batman: The Dark Knight Strikes Again was a success and the 3-issue graphic novel would join its predecessor as one of the best-selling series ever.
Miller is promising that the next part of the saga DKIII: The Master Race will be just as incredible, certainly the “pre-buzz” has already motivated collectors to search out the variant covers of Issue #1 set to go on sale in November 25th. But to wet the appetite DC has a surprise for its fans!
On Tuesday, November 24th, the DC Comic’s Digital Store will celebrate the release of Frank Miller’s The Dark Knight III: The Master Race with a masterful sale of the premiere series, its sequel and several titles in the Frank Miller collection.
Collectors can add digital copies of the first series for only $0.99 including its sequel, and All-Star Batman and Robin #1-10, and several full-volume versions including Batman: Year One. Check out the new Dark Knight adventure, and stock up next week!