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DEATHSTROKE JOINS THE DC CINEMATIC UNIVERSE…

Finally… It’s the news all DC Comics’ fanatics have been waiting for, Slade Wilson better known by his alter ego ‘Deathstroke the Terminator’ has been revealed to be joining DC’s burgeoning cinematic universe after ‘The Batman’ himself, Ben Affleck shared a mysterious clip of the world’s most dangerous mercenary.

It is increasingly looking like he will be the main antagonist in Batman’s solo film, but in the footage he appears to walking through the cargo bay of the Flying Fox, the large aircraft which will be used as a mobile base of operations for the Justice League, so could we be getting a cameo appearance from the mercenary with the most in the currently filming Justice League flick? We certainly hope so. Check out the footage below fellow fans of fantastic fiction… 

BLACK LIGHTNING WILL STRIKE THE SMALL SCREEN…

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Film and television writer/director Greg Berlanti has confirmed that he is in the process of pitching a series based upon DC’s popular Superhero ‘Black Lightning’. Berlanti is the brains behind such televisual hits as Supergirl, Arrow, The Flash and Legends of Tomorrow.

Black Lightning, (real name Jefferson Pierce) was created by Tony Isabella and Trevor Von Eeden, and made his first appearance in ‘Black Lightning #1’ in April 1977. Jefferson is one of the first major African-American Superheroes to appear in comics, he has been an on/off member of The Justice League, and a regular in the Batman created team ‘The Outsiders’. Jefferson’s powers include – the generation and manipulation of electricity, flight, and the ability to conjure force fields. He is also a gold medal winning decathlete and master of various martial arts.

WONDER WOMAN TEAMS UP WITH BIONIC WOMAN FOR THE ULTIMATE 70’s NOSTALGIA FEST…

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Cover courtesy of the awesome Alex Ross

Iconic seventies TV superstars – Lynda Carter’s Wonder Woman and Lindsay Wagner’s Bionic Woman will return in a spectacular team up comic! The joint project between DC Comics and Dynamite Entertainment titled ‘Wonder Woman ’77 Meets The Bionic Woman’ see’s our sterling Superheroines collaborating to take down the sinister sect known as ‘CASTRA’.

DC Comics’ series ‘Wonder Woman ’77’ has been a fantastic homage to the original 70’s TV show, a fun and camp comic with astounding art that has superbly encapsulated the nostalgia and atmosphere of the original show. The idea of Diana Prince and Jamie Sommers teaming up is awesome, and we are very much looking forward to this historic collaboration, consider our breath very much bated!

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Comic Cover Of The Week: JLA #1

(DC Comics-2015)

(DC Comics-2015)

New comics Wednesday is upon us once more, and counted amongst this week’s fantastic titles is the new JLA debut issue from superstar writer/artist Bryan Hitch. Hitch begins his run on DC’s most popular super team with a massive eight different cover variants! The above issue is the standard cover, plus there are seven other variants each depicting one of the JLA’s core team members, which piece together to form an epic panoramic battle scene. There is also an amazing 1:100 seven page fold out variant that contains all seven covers in a gatefold special edition.

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Plot Synopsis: The Justice League encounter an armada of aliens heading towards Earth who claim to be a peaceful religious tribe. But something sinister seems to be lurking within their ranks, something that may have ties to ancient Krypton!

Justice League Of America is available at your local comic book emporium right now. Written by: Bryan Hitch. Cover and interior art by: Bryan Hitch and Wade Von Grawbadger. Variant Covers by: Bryan Hitch and Howard Porter.

Bryan Hitch’s Justice League Of America #1 Will Feature Seven Interlocking Variant Covers

(DC Comics, 2015)

(DC Comics, 2015)

DC Comics have revealed the 7 interlocking variant covers by Bryan Hitch that will make up a panoramic scene from June’s new Justice League Of America #1. Superstar writer and artist, Bryan Hitch is going to be fully taking the reins of DC’s premier Super-team, serving as both writer and artist on the title.

With the 2 month epic crossover “Convergence” coming to a close, DC are adding new and fresh takes on popular characters and comic-series, with the star of the line up being Hitch’s take on the League. 24 new series will be added alongside 25 continuing titles, though the continuity established by the “New 52” reboot will continue.

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In an interview with USA Today, Hitch said that “It is a dream come true, the whole reason I have a passion for comics is because of these characters”

Justice League Of America #1 will be available from June 17.