‘Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice’ EW Comic-Con Cover, Plus 6 New Stills

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Entertainment Weekly has unveiled the cover for this week’s special double-issue Comic-Con preview featuring the Trinity and new stills from Zack Snyder’s ‘Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice.’ We get our first look at Ben Affleck’s Bruce Wayne and Gal Gadot’s Diana Prince. There’s also new stills of Jesse Eisenberg’s Lex Luthor, Batman, and Superman.

Ben Affleck compares the role of Batman to that of Hamlet,saying “We accept that he’s played by actors with different interpretations.”

Affleck’s Batman will be an older, more tired Caped Crusader: “He’s at the end of his run and maybe the end of his life. There’s this sort of world-weariness to it…He’s on the verge of being swallowed up by the anger and the rage that we see haunt this character in the other manifestations of it, but this guy is further down the line and has become more embittered and cynical.” 

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Official Synopsis:

Fearing the actions of a god-like super hero left unchecked, Gotham City’s own formidable, forceful vigilante takes on Metropolis’s most revered, modern-day savior, while the world wrestles with what sort of hero it really needs. And with Batman and Superman at war with one another, a new threat quickly arises, putting mankind in greater danger than it’s ever known before.

Directed by Zack Snyder. Cast includes Henry Cavill (Clark Kent/Superman), Ben Affleck (Batman), Amy Adams (Lois Lane), Diane Lane (Martha Kent), Laurence Fishburne (Perry White), Gal Gadot (Diana Prince/Wonder Woman), Jason Momoa (Aquaman), Jesse Eisenberg (Lex Luthor), Jeremy Irons (Alfred Pennyworth), Ray Fisher (Cyborg), Holly Hunter, Callan Mulvey, and Tao Okamoto.

‘Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice’ is set for release on March 25, 2016.

Geek Art: ‘Flash Gordon’ by Kilian Eng & ‘The Day the Earth Stood Still’ by Methane Studios

Tomorrow, Mondo will be releasing two awesome posters: ‘Flash Gordon’ by Kilian Eng and ‘The Day the Earth Stood Still’ by Methane Studios. 

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36″x24″ screen print
Hand numbered. Edition of 300.
Printed by D&L Screenprinting
$50

Here’s what Kilian Eng had to say about the poster:

“Flash Gordon is a film with a lot of nostalgic value for me so it was a great pleasure to get the opportunity to create a poster for it. What I love most is the total explosion of color, creative costumes and stunning set design. The film has a unique charm that you can’t replicate no matter how hard you try. It’s a sci-fi disco adventure full of energy.
 
The scene I wanted to work with is the whip fight between Flash Gordon and Prince Barin in the Hawkmen’s flying palace. It offered the opportunity for a good solid composition and gave me a chance to draw a lot of characters/costumes and the setting together in a natural way.” 

Mondo_The Day the Earth Stood Still by Methane Studios

18″x24″ screen print.
Hand numbered. Edition of 150.
Printed by D&L Screenprinting.
$40

Here’s what Mark McDevitt of Methane Studios had to say about the poster:

“I grew up a huge science fiction fan and remember when my Dad suggested that I check out The Day The Earth Stood Still. I was a little skeptical because it was in Black & White and this was in the 70s (when Star Wars came out and there were big advances in special effects). But the story was good; plus I thought visually it was well done. And of course you had Gort, one of the more memorable robots in science fiction. I became hooked.

When we were approached to do this we already had a full schedule, but could not resist doing this for my old man since he turned me on to the movie in the first place. I looked at a lot of old movie posters and decided on a bold, striking image of Gort as he’s about to go into action. This one is for you pops!”

Follow Mondo on Twitter for the on sale announcement. These posters will be available online at a random time on Thursday, July 2nd.

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45 ‘All-New, All-Different’ Marvel Comics Revealed

Here’s the full list of Marvel’s upcoming “All-New, All-Different” titles set that leaked online from a free promo magazine. Due to arrive this fall.

SDCC 2015: BOOM! Studios Is Bringing ‘The Mighty Morphin Power Rangers’ Back To Comics

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It’s Morphin Time! Award-winning publisher BOOM! Studios and Saban Brands are excited to announce a partnership to produce new Mighty Morphin Power Rangers comics, starting with a set of six exclusive, one-page comics that will debut at San Diego Comic-Con in July. The comics will be based on Saban’s iconic Mighty Morphin Power Rangers television series.

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Premiering in 1993, Mighty Morphin Power Rangers was a live-action children’s television series about a group of ordinary teenagers who “morphed” into superheroes to save the world from evil. Each Ranger was identifiable by their individual Ranger colors: Jason the Red Ranger, Zack the Black Ranger, Trini the Yellow Ranger, Billy the Blue Ranger, and Kimberly the Pink Ranger. A sixth member, Tommy the Green Ranger, joined later in the series. Since Mighty Morphin Power Rangers debuted, Saban’s Power Rangers series has continued airing, now in its 22nd season, Power Rangers Dino Charge. BOOM!’s comic series will focus exclusively on Mighty Morphin Power Rangers and appeal especially to those super fans who grew up watching the show in the ‘90s.

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“At least half of the team here at BOOM! grew up with Power Rangers, so having the opportunity to expand the legacy of this pop-culture icon is a dream come true,” said BOOM! Studios Editor-in-Chief Matt Gagnon. “We have big, big plans that will build on the core universe of Mighty Morphin Power Rangers. We can’t give too much away just yet, but the story we’re kicking off with is vast in scope. Fans of BOOM! know we treat the existing properties we collaborate on with a focus on authenticity and quality. That’s the same sensibility we’re applying here. The Mighty Morphin Power Rangers have an awesome fan base and we can’t wait to show them how much fun we’re having.”

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“BOOM! Studios has developed an awesome new collection of Power Rangers comics,” said Mary Rafferty, Senior Vice President of U.S. Consumer Products for Saban Brands. “Mighty Morphin Power Rangers, which launched as a global sensation more than two decades ago, is such a special part of the Power Rangers franchise. We are excited to share the classic story of these original Power Rangers in a brand-new way.”

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The initiative kicks off July 8th at San Diego Comic-Con, where BOOM! Studios will be exhibiting at booth #2229. The publisher will have an assortment of six double-sided, one-page comics in blind bag packaging available for sale. Each comic will focus on one Power Ranger and feature a pin-up image by Spectrum-nominated artist Goñi Montes (RoboCop) on one side, and a one-page comic written by Mairghread Scott (Transformers: Witchblade) and illustrated by Daniel Bayliss (Translucid) on the other side. The six comics are designed to be read as individual parts or can be stitched together to form one full story.

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Details of the forthcoming Mighty Morphin Power Rangers comic series will be released at a later date.

[Photos via CBR | THREW]

Check Out Mondo’s SDCC 2015 Exclusives

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Mondo, the art house of the Alamo Drafthouse theater, has revealed, via USA Today, their awesome 2015 Comic-Con (July 8-12) exclusives, which includes Hellboy, Superman, Aliens, TMNT, and Ant-Man.

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Aliens soundtrack ($35)

A vinyl soundtrack of James Horner’s score for James Cameron’s 1986 sci-fi flick Aliens. The deluxe edition features more than a dozen musical cues new to vinyl plus five bonus tracks, and a cover design by artist Killian Eng. “I wanted the alien to play a big role,” he said, “but at the same time incorporate its shape into the materials of the space station, almost like it becomes the station itself, keeping the marines in a steady merciless grip.”

First Hellboy statue ($200)

Pre-order now at Mondo’s store

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Leonardo, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles figures (price TBD)

Stands 11 inches tall and comes with a bunch of accessories including weapons. Upcoming figures include Donatello, Michelangelo and Raphael.

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‘Ant-Man’ holofoil screen print poster ($85) – Limited to 175

Superman: The Animated Seris vinyl ($25)

Artwork for the cover is by Justin Erickson of Phantom City Creative, and the record is cut in the shape of Superman’s iconic “S” shield — folks can choose between red vinyl or Kryptonite green.