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The Week In Geek… With Precinct1313

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Welcome fellow Agents of Precinct1313 to another enticing episode of  ‘The Week In Geek’  where we love to share our favourite – Comic Book, Video-Game, and Cult Movie news for your perusal and pleasure. And so once more unto the geek dear Agents, once more…


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Wondy Returns… To The Eighties!

Ahh the eighties, also known as – the greatest decade in human history (I’m an 80’s kid, so a slight amount of bias may be inherent) the decade of extreme action heroes like Arnie and Sly, the start of grandly Gothic culture (yep, I was a Goth too!) the absolute best horror movies ever, and comic book sales and readership were massive thanks to marvellously mature storylines and celebrated creators, especially glorious George Perez and his ultimate take on everyone’s favourite Amazon Princess… plus Lynda Carter, returning once more as Diana… as I said greatest, decade, EVER!

And it seems I’m not alone in this thought, as delightful director Patty Jenkins and astonishing actress Gal Gadot will be revisiting this decidedly delicious decade with the sequel to the sterling 2017 Wonder Woman movie, appropriately titled Wonder Woman 84. With film production in full swing we have been regaled with much in the way of awesome stills and video footage, comprising not just Zeus’ favoured daughter, but also, the intriguing return of Steve Trevor. Feast your eyes on these implacably illustrious images, my astounding Amazonian associates:

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Getting a distinct ‘Ozymandias’ vibe from this one

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Hmmmm, now the only problem I can foresee with Gal’s Wondy popping up during the exhilarating eighties is the possibility of an extreme time paradox occurring should she run into Lynda Carter’s vivacious version of the Themysciran Titan.

 

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Listen Sting, could you not stand so close to me, and for the fifth time, no, I haven’t read your message in a bottle, and would you please stop calling me Roxanne!!

Sting Channels John Constantine…

Well bloody ‘ell, who would of thought it, Sting is a bleedin’ Constantine fan… how cool is that!? 

In a recent video, music maestro Sting has revealed he will be writing the foreword to the Constantine: Hellblazer 30th Anniversary Celebration. Interestingly (and bloody well meta!) Sting’s foreword will take the unique perspective of the Golden Boy, Constantine’s alternate universe twin, and will focus on his relationship with the mystic occult detective over the years. Sting fantastically captures the look and essence of the classic British comic-book character, his inclusion in the celebratory collection is a definite nod to the fact that Sting was an early inspiration to Constantine’s signature appearance. Very, bloody, cool, Indeed!

“Starting from his first appearance, a debut penned by the extraordinary legend that is Alan Moore, Constantine has served as an enduring and controversial pop-culture character… an exorcist and demonologist, master of the dark arts, and the lead of DC/Vertigo’s longest running and most successful title.”

The John Constantine – Hellblazer: 30th Anniversary Collection will be available to buy on October 30th.

And Finally… Death!

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Look at this.. look at it… I need this, it’s everything… it’s life (well actually it’s Death, but y’know) This awesome Death of the Endless pop figure is coming to a comic-book emporium near you, pre-order it soon or spend an eternity longing for Death…

Why not join us again next time friends, for more Week In Geek.

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The Week In Geek… With Precinct1313

Welcome fellow agents of Precinct1313 to another episode of ‘The Week In Geek’ where we love to share our favourite Comic Book, Video-Game and Cult Movie news for your perusal and pleasure… and so once more unto the breach dear readers, once more…

Nintendo Switch Release Date And Launch Games Announced…

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You know, I have always been more of an Xbox than a Nintendo (and previous to Microsoft’s beast of a console, I was a SEGA… in fact I still am.) But the one thing I have always loved (and bought) were Nintendo’s handhelds. I have owned virtually every portable device they have launched since the classic Gameboy in 1989, which is why I am genuinely excited for the Switch, Nintendo’s first hybrid console.

The Nintendo Switch is the incoming flagship console from the legendary Japanese gaming giant, which effortlessly combines home and portable play into one very cool package, and I want one… right now! Set to be released worldwide on March 3, 2017 at a very reasonable £279.99 ($299.99) with a strong launch line up that includes – Zelda: Breath Of The Wild, Dragon Quest XI, and Skyrim (that’s right folks, a portable version of Bethesda’s classic RPG… there goes my life.) 

Geoff Johns And Dr Manhattan – Dream Team…

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DC Entertainment’s President and comic book author extraordinaire Geoff Johns is returning to writing comics again this year, and has (heavily) hinted that he may be exploring the intriguing connection between Watchmen and the DC Universe. In a series of tweets Johns has confirmed his return to his oeuvre, with an accompanying image of Watchmen’s Dr Manhattan. Johns’ last comic authorship was last May’s “DC Universe Rebirth #1” in which he eluded that the electric blue super-human may have had a hand in creating the rebooted Rebirth timeline.

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The highly enjoyable one-shot also portrayed Batman discovering the iconic blood spattered smiley badge from Alan Moore’s groundbreaking 80’s mini-series, in the Bat Cave! Hold on tight dear readers, for this promises to be one hell of a wild ride!

Constantine Set To Return, In Animated Form…

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Everyone’s favourite chain smoking, mystical, demon fighting anti-hero – John Constantine is set to return to the small screen in a new CW animated series. Following on from his fantastic (yet criminally short lived) NBC live action show, the new animation will find Constantine actor Matt Ryan reprising his role in voice over form and is being produced by Greg Berlanti. We were honestly hoping for another live action depiction of the magical man of mystery, but I guess an animated rendering is better than no return at all, plus CW’s animated Vixen series has been rather wonderful, so all the signs point to this being equally as great.

Why not join us next time friends for more Week In Geek!

Comic Cover Of The Week: Justice League Dark #40 – Variant Cover

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Welcome once more my comic collecting cohorts to another Comic Cover Of The Week, we have been focusing on DC’s movie homage variant covers all month, and continue this with yet another fantastic Warner Brothers movie tie in, Justice League Dark #40. A perfect blend of DC Comic’s premier supernatural team of crime-fighters mixed with Tim Burton’s classic movie Beetlejuice.

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Plot Synopsis: They have been to the edge of time and back again, but the arcane forces they have fought will combine in one last attempt at destroying Justice League Dark. Major changes are coming for the team, as it faces quite possibly, its final fate.

Another astonishing movie crossover cover, with more to come as the month marches on. Justice League Dark #40, movie variant issue is available at your local comic-book emporium right now. Written by: J.M Dematteis. Interior art by: Walden Wong, Andres Guinaldo. Cover by: Guillem March. Variant cover by: Joseph A. Quinones Jr.

Convergence Changes Everything

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Convergence is coming, DC Comics maxi-series, two month long comic-book crossover looks set to change the face of The New 52 forever. Convergence spans every era of DC characters, resurrecting  old favourites and showcasing classic heroes and villains from halcyon days gone by. Ted Kord returning as the Blue Beetle, Azrael donning the mantle of the Batman and Donna Troy as a key member of the Teen Titans, these and many more stories will be relayed through this huge ongoing two month saga, but wait, there’s more…

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On June 3rd, DC will be launching 24 new series alongside the 25 classic comics returning after their two month long Convergence hiatus. Co-Publisher of DC, Dan Didio explained that, “This  heralds a new era for the DC Universe, allowing us to publish something for everyone and be more expansive and modern in our approach to story-telling”. Exciting times ahead indeed fellow DC fans, it seems that the New 52 logo will also be removed from atop the comics, cementing this interesting change in direction.

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New look Starfire is awesome!

New titles announced are: Batman Beyond, Bizarro, Bat-Mite, Black Canary, Constantine-Hellblazer, Cyborg, Dark Universe, Green Lantern-Lost Army, Doomed, Earth 2- Society, Dr Fate, Harley Quinn and Power Girl (awesome!), Justice League of America, Justice League 3001, Martian Manhunter, Midnighter, Mystic U, Omega Men, Prez, Red Hood- Arsenal, Robin-Son of Batman, Section 8, Starfire (amazing!) and We are Robin.

An amazing line up with Harley Quinn/Power Girl, Starfire and Red Hood/Arsenal being must haves for this particular DC fan. What are your thoughts on this divergence for DC Comics, are you as excited as we are for the future of the World’s greatest Superheroes? Sound off in the comments below, fellow fans of fantastic fiction!

New Comics Spotlight: Constantine#19

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New comics Wednesday is here again friends and this time we will spend it in the company of supernatural investigator extraordinaire – John Constantine. As if being stranded in the alternate dimension of Earth 2 isn’t bad enough for the cynical occult detective, the fact that this particular Earth is being ripped apart by Darkseid and his minions only confounds his situation, and all John wants to do is get to Liverpool intact, but this may prove impossible with the apocalyptic war raging around him. Join John on a road trip through hell and just hope to come out the other side in one piece.

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Constantine #19 is available now in your local comic emporium, with the awesome cover by Justin Ferreyra, interior art by Jeremy Haun and written by Ray Fawkes.

New Comics Spotlight: Futures End – Motion Covers

The Futures End motion month is up and running, with some stunning 3D covers already released we thought we would share with you our favourites from this weeks titles, these are available now from your local comic book emporium.

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 Batman; Future’s End #1 is written by Ray Fawkes and Scott Snyder, with interior art handled by Aco and the motion cover by Jason Fabok.

Synopsis: Five years on and Batman is utilising dangerous sciences and more extreme measures in his war on crime in Gotham, but what drove him to do this?

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Batgirl: Future’s End #1 is written by the amazing Gail Simone, with interior art handled byJavier Garron and the motion cover by Clay Mann.

Synopsis: Five years in the future, Batgirl has become – Bete Noire..’ the Black Beast’ and leads a team of  female agents through Gotham’s underground.

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Constantine: Future’s End #1 is written by Ray Fawkes, with interior art and motion cover by Juan Ferreyra.

Synopsis: After five long years John Constantine finally claims the occult – Helmet of Fate, but how will he use this new found power?