Category Archives: BULLETIN BITES

MARVEL’S HELL’S KITCHEN! A Netflix Show?

This just came down the wire from the NY TIMES. Check it out!

fm_dd_visionaries_wpA squadron of Marvel superhero shows is coming to Netflix.

The streaming TV service on Thursday said it had acquired a package of four drama series and one mini-series – about 60 episodes – based on the Marvel characters of Daredevil, Jessica Jones, Iron Fist and Luke Cage. Marvel and ABC Television Studios, divisions of the Walt Disney Company, will produce the programming, which will start to unspool on Netflix starting in 2015.

The programs will take viewers “deep into the gritty world of heroes and villains of Hell’s Kitchen, New York,” according to a statement from the companies. The four series will culminate in a mini-series called “The Defenders,” billed as an event “that reimagines a dream team of self-sacrificing heroic characters.”

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AMAZING X-MEN #1: Preview

NIGHTCRAWLER IS BACK!

An AMAZING new era for the X-Men starts here! Ever since his Nightcrawler’s death in X-MEN MESSIAH COMPLEX, the X-Men have been without their heart and soul. After learning that their friend may not be gone after all, it’s up to WOLVERINE, STORM, BEAST, ICEMAN, NORTHSTAR and FIRESTAR to find and bring back the fan favorite fuzzy blue elf! Super star artist ED MCGUINNESS (HULK) joins master X-Writer JASON AARON (WOLVERINE AND THE X-MEN, X-MEN: SCHISM) to bring you the most exciting comic on the stands!

COMES OUT THIS WEDNESDAY!


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FACE OFF! The Story Behind The Joker’s Face!

The following comes from Tony Daniel (the writer / artist of the New 52 Detective Comics) via his Facebook page:

Detective1g“THE STORY of how the ripped off face came to be. The Joker with the hole in heads splash was to be the original cliffhanger to Detective Comics #1. Joker was SUSPECTED of being partially lobotomized by the Dollmaker and left in a vegetative state (or so that’s what the crooked ME would tell Gordon).

WHAT WAS TO BE: Was the Joker faking it? Joker would’ve escaped from the Arkham hospital before a police transport, with the aid of Dollmaker’s henchmen. (Remember the nurse)? He would’ve disappeared for a year, and double crossed by the Dollmaker who would’ve held him captive for some time because he wanted to study the “worlds greatest villain.” Long story short, Joker would’ve killed Dollmaker and his cronies, except for the Nurse who at that point fell in love with him and helped him. DC felt the lobotomy angle was a bit too over the top. They wanted the crossover the following year to be between Detective Comics, Batman and the others. So Scott Snyder and I got on the phone to talk about what we could do for the crossover, “The return of the Joker.”

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PROTECTORS INC #1: Preview

NEW Image Series from J. Michael Straczynski and Gordon Purcell

COMES OUT NOVEMBER 6TH!

Protectors, Inc: Heroes in a world without super-powered bad guys. Heroes with corporate sponsors and far too polite rivalries and sporting franchises. Heroes without anything or anyone to fight…until one of them is murdered in ways that could only have been accomplished by someone with equal powers. Solving the mystery falls to Lieutenant Detective John Riley, an ordinary man whose investigation takes him into a strange and dangerous world light years beyond his abilities to understand and very likely far beyond his capacity to survive. The trail leads to a fifty-year-old secret that could threaten the very existence of Protectors, Inc., an impossible love affair, and a serial killer whose work is not yet finished.

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THE PRIVATE EYE #4 IS OUT!

If you haven’t been reading artist Marcos Martin and writer Brian K. Vaughan’s new digital ONLY series The Private Eye you are missing out! Good thing is you can correct your mistake in about 60 seconds just by heading over to

 http://panelsyndicate.com/

and downloading all four issues!

With multiple reading formats available and a “pay what you want” price there is absolutely no reason you shouldn’t go get it right now!

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