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Yes New Battlestar Galactica: Blood and Chrome trailer. I called up all my friends and we are going to have a party watching this. Can't wait.
Oh Man Plawsky this is so tempting to buy. But $75 yikes. I don't have a lot of money right now maybe I will take the bet that there will be more on sale later in the year.
@RockyBanks Hey, did you read Preacher #2?
Well, I just finished Journey Into Mystery. Everyone needs to read Gillen's run. Now excuse me as I go cry in the corner.
Officially pre-ordered a Wii U!
Rivera's Captain America cover
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Sure it's still a trick to get more pre-orders, but i'd compare this with the Marvel's Local Comic Book Store variant, which is a fancy idea.
PS. Just to throw in the slapstick Marvel vs. DC, sup DC releasing a brand new female ongoing AND a minority character title, whats Marvel NOW doing again? Oh yeah, duking out comics with just A-listers and Movie characters, yawn. ;) ;) ;) ;) ;) Tho here's hoping Secret Avengers will rock.
Ann Nocenti Slices Into A New 'Katana' Ongoing Series
Katana walks a tightrope of contradictions. She is a trained assassin, and yet she is not a killer. She is a master swordsman who has left the team Birds of Prey to walk the path of a true outsider. She feels destined to conquer the secret powers of her Soultaker Sword. Mythology contains a rich history of legendary weapons, most famously “Excalibur,” weapons that could only be used by the pure of heart. It is one thing to wield the Soultaker, it is yet another to be worthy of it, and be able to control it. Does Katana’s Soultaker sword really contain the souls of those she kills? Is this a sign of the sword’s great power, or of her madness? Is the endless bloodshed changing Katana? Is she worthy of her own sword? Will she ever master it?
I have a fascination for extra-judicial societies and underground cultures, and in situations where justice can only be found outside the law, and how these societies have evolved over the centuries. The spirit of Katana lies in the true Samurai of long ago; both those trained to protect nobility and the clans that rose in the countryside to protect villages. They were ruled by codes of honor, bravery and selflessness, but over the years many devolved into assassins for hire. Katana will encounter and battle modern day versions of ancient clans, the Sword Clan and Dagger Clan, and her antagonists will include SICKLE, COIL and SHACKLE, men who have mastered their preferred weapons.
KATANA will be a lean, mean, and very visual book. There will always be a spectacular battle in a striking setting. I am inspired by both Japanese Samurai films, in particular the films of Kurosawa, and how they share the spirit of American Westerns, with the influences running in both directions, and including the “Spaghetti Westerns” and films of Sam Peckinpah. These films share the spirit of clans of men, or sometimes loners, who have their own sense of justice and yet know their way is dying out. In that sense, KATANA will be both modern and ancient at the same time. I have a curiosity about the ancient lives and codes of a ninjas, samurai, assassins, and the clan system of old, but want to explore a modern, edgy side of this culture. Katana is an outsider in every sense, and will fighting both modern and ancient evils as she struggles to understand the secret powers of her SOULTAKER sword.
I am thrilled to be working with Alex Sanchez as the artist on Katana. His work wildly eclectic, exciting and powerful, yet slyly humorous, which is a perfect match for Katana.
Katana herself is searching for redemption even as she does the dirty work of an assassin. The sword is her purgatory. The thing about killing is that eventually it either makes you sick, or you get to like it. Katana knows this. The trick is to balance on that highwire so that you avoid both fates. That is the core of her struggle.
EXCLUSIVE! Geoff Johns Says 'Anyone Can Be A-List' With 'Justice League Of America'
I’ve always loved working with the less known or less popular DC characters, the ones that haven’t been in the spotlight perpetually for all the 70-plus years of DC’s publishing.
There’s a real opportunity to unlock the potential in every hero — no matter how obscure they are — in fact, it’s a challenge that I always find compelling. Anyone can be A-List and that’s what the JUSTICE LEAGUE OF AMERICA is about. That’s what makes working with an artist as amazing as David Finch on this book really work – he elevates them with his art. To see David pour his talent into this team shows they’re worth something. And they are.
If the JUSTICE LEAGUE is about the world’s greatest super heroes the JUSTICE LEAGUE OF AMERICA is about the world’s most dangerous — and that’s because they’re underrated, unpredictable and, before this, unwanted.
JUSTICE LEAGUE OF AMERICA is the backbone of the New 52 in 2013 alongside JUSTICE LEAGUE, repositioning some characters like GREEN ARROW — who there are big plans for — HAWKMAN, CATWOMAN and KATANA. In the case of the last two, you’re right to question why they would ever join a team like the JLA. STEVE TREVOR, who leads the team — at least, that’s what everyone believes – has specifically recruited and offered things to some of these unlikely candidates for reasons that will become clear in issue #1.
Catwoman will become central to the team in a way she’d never expect, and Katana will perhaps become the second most dangerous member of the team — next to MARTIAN MANHUNTER, who along with the others is going to be heading into a new direction as he once again becomes a central hero to the DC Universe — and a figure whose reach is far greater than any other being on the planet. ?
The NEW GREEN LANTERN, SIMON BAZ, will also soon be recruited into the ranks and we’ll see a new twist on the GREEN LANTERN/GREEN ARROW relationship so often at the core of the Justice League.?
Along with resetting those members, David and I will be re-introducing STARGIRL and VIBE to the New 52 — two young heroes who couldn’t be more different. Stargirl, who we’ll see has just come on the scene on the West Coast, is considered by many to be one of the most vibrant and hopeful heroes on the rise, while Vibe, who almost mistakenly emerges in Detroit, finds a lot of people — including himself — questioning why the League would ever need him. But things in the JLA are never going to be what they appear. Stargirl’s role isn’t what she expects, and Vibe’s will end up personifying the idea of finding potential in the most unlikely of places.
I want to push this book and these characters in a direction that doesn’t only focus on upping their abilities or re-defining their powers, but opens them each up to find out what’s holding them back. What’s keeping them from becoming the world’s greatest heroes? Is it the world’s problem or is it theirs? Some of them have nothing to lose, some of them have everything, some of them already lost it all, and some of them are burying their past and their problems so deep, confronting them could end up threatening everything the JUSTICE LEAGUE OF AMERICA has helped them grow to become.
Specifically for the first arc, David and I will be introducing a secret society of super-villains that’s going to redefine what it means to be a super villain — and like these heroes, even unlikely villains can become A-List — look at Black Adam, Sinestro or the Rogues — the villains have just as much potential as the heroes…and that’s another story to come…?
Earth 2 #6 preview! Conclusion of the premiere arc! Really enjoying this more magical/supernatural approached universe with brand new takes on the Justice Society heroes.
"Finally got rid of all those pesky white males that were burdening the team! Now the Ultimates are urban hipsters... what everyone demanded!" - Exciter
But some series don't make good omnis because some comic runs just aren't that cohesive over a long stretch. Matt Fractions Uncanny X-men run or Hickman's Fantastic Four run would make for a chaotic omni, but runs like Rick Remender's Uncanny X-Force would work perfectly. Sadly, we'll probably have to wait a long time for something that awesome.
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