Friday, June 29, 2018

Want to See the Trailer for The House with a Clock on Its Walls?


THE HOUSE WITH A CLOCK IN ITS WALLS – In Theaters September 21

In the tradition of Amblin classics where fantastical events occur in the most unexpected places, Jack Black and two-time Academy Award winner Cate Blanchett star in The House with a Clock in Its Walls, from Amblin Entertainment. The magical adventure tells the spine-tingling tale of 10-year-old Lewis (Owen Vaccaro) who goes to live with his uncle in a creaky old house with a mysterious tick-tocking heart. But his new town’s sleepy façade jolts to life with a secret world of warlocks and witches when Lewis accidentally awakens the dead.


Based on the beloved children’s classic written by John Bellairs and illustrated by Edward Gorey, The House with a Clock in Its Walls is directed by master frightener Eli Roth and written by Eric Kripke (creator of TV’s Supernatural). Co-starring Kyle MacLachlan, Colleen Camp, Renée Elise Goldsberry, Vanessa Anne Williams, Lorenza Izzo and Sunny Suljic, it is produced by Mythology Entertainment’s Brad Fischer (Shutter Island) and James Vanderbilt (Zodiac), as well as Kripke.

Executive produced by William Sherak, Tracey Nyberg, Laeta Kalogridis and Mark McNair, The House with a Clock in Its Walls will be released by Universal Pictures.


Want to See the Trailer for The House with a Clock on Its Walls?


THE HOUSE WITH A CLOCK IN ITS WALLS – In Theaters September 21

In the tradition of Amblin classics where fantastical events occur in the most unexpected places, Jack Black and two-time Academy Award winner Cate Blanchett star in The House with a Clock in Its Walls, from Amblin Entertainment. The magical adventure tells the spine-tingling tale of 10-year-old Lewis (Owen Vaccaro) who goes to live with his uncle in a creaky old house with a mysterious tick-tocking heart. But his new town’s sleepy façade jolts to life with a secret world of warlocks and witches when Lewis accidentally awakens the dead.


Based on the beloved children’s classic written by John Bellairs and illustrated by Edward Gorey, The House with a Clock in Its Walls is directed by master frightener Eli Roth and written by Eric Kripke (creator of TV’s Supernatural). Co-starring Kyle MacLachlan, Colleen Camp, Renée Elise Goldsberry, Vanessa Anne Williams, Lorenza Izzo and Sunny Suljic, it is produced by Mythology Entertainment’s Brad Fischer (Shutter Island) and James Vanderbilt (Zodiac), as well as Kripke.

Executive produced by William Sherak, Tracey Nyberg, Laeta Kalogridis and Mark McNair, The House with a Clock in Its Walls will be released by Universal Pictures.


Star Wars Rebels: The Complete Fourth Season Coming Home July 31st


Join the Ghost crew as they embark on their most important mission in Star Wars Rebels: The Complete Fourth Season, available on Blu-ray™ and DVD July 31st.

Star Wars Rebels: The Complete Fourth Season delivers all 15 action-packed episodes of the hit CG animated series’ final season, plus exclusive, never-before-seen bonus extras on Blu-ray™!

Available July 31, Star Wars Rebels: The Complete Fourth Season features some of the most critically-acclaimed Star Wars storytelling to date, with compelling characters, harrowing conflicts and astounding space battles. Old friends are reunited and new alliances are forged as Star Wars Rebels builds to an epic conclusion, drawing connections to the entire Star Wars saga.

Star Wars Rebels was created by Dave Filoni (Star Wars: The Clone Wars), Simon Kinberg (“X-Men: Days of Future Past”), and Carrie Beck (“LEGO Star Wars: The Freemaker Adventures”). The Lucasfilm Animation production is also executive-produced by Filoni and Kinberg.

The season four voice cast includes Taylor Gray as Ezra, Vanessa Marshall as Hera, Freddie Prinze, Jr. as Kanan, Tiya Sircar as Sabine, Steve Blum as Zeb, Dee Bradley Baker as Rex, Mary Elizabeth McGlynn as Pryce, David Oyelowo as Kallus and Lars Mikkelsen as Thrawn.


Bonus Extras:

Blu-ray:
Six Audio Commentaries Featuring Dave Filoni (Executive Producer)

Ghosts of Legend
As paths come together, we explore the journey of the Ghost crew with some of the talented people who brought them to life.

Force of Rebellion
Executive Producer Dave Filoni shares insights into the Force and its importance across the Star Wars saga.

Kevin Kiner: The Rebel Symphony
Go behind the scenes with composer Kevin Kiner to discover what inspired some of the most iconic music in the series.

Rebels Recon
Go behind the scenes with the cast and crew in 8 entertaining and information-packed episode recaps!

DVD:

Rebels Recon
Go behind the scenes with the cast and crew in 8 entertaining and information-packed episode recaps!


Star Wars Rebels: The Complete Fourth Season Coming Home July 31st


Join the Ghost crew as they embark on their most important mission in Star Wars Rebels: The Complete Fourth Season, available on Blu-ray™ and DVD July 31st.

Star Wars Rebels: The Complete Fourth Season delivers all 15 action-packed episodes of the hit CG animated series’ final season, plus exclusive, never-before-seen bonus extras on Blu-ray™!

Available July 31, Star Wars Rebels: The Complete Fourth Season features some of the most critically-acclaimed Star Wars storytelling to date, with compelling characters, harrowing conflicts and astounding space battles. Old friends are reunited and new alliances are forged as Star Wars Rebels builds to an epic conclusion, drawing connections to the entire Star Wars saga.

Star Wars Rebels was created by Dave Filoni (Star Wars: The Clone Wars), Simon Kinberg (“X-Men: Days of Future Past”), and Carrie Beck (“LEGO Star Wars: The Freemaker Adventures”). The Lucasfilm Animation production is also executive-produced by Filoni and Kinberg.

The season four voice cast includes Taylor Gray as Ezra, Vanessa Marshall as Hera, Freddie Prinze, Jr. as Kanan, Tiya Sircar as Sabine, Steve Blum as Zeb, Dee Bradley Baker as Rex, Mary Elizabeth McGlynn as Pryce, David Oyelowo as Kallus and Lars Mikkelsen as Thrawn.


Bonus Extras:

Blu-ray:
Six Audio Commentaries Featuring Dave Filoni (Executive Producer)

Ghosts of Legend
As paths come together, we explore the journey of the Ghost crew with some of the talented people who brought them to life.

Force of Rebellion
Executive Producer Dave Filoni shares insights into the Force and its importance across the Star Wars saga.

Kevin Kiner: The Rebel Symphony
Go behind the scenes with composer Kevin Kiner to discover what inspired some of the most iconic music in the series.

Rebels Recon
Go behind the scenes with the cast and crew in 8 entertaining and information-packed episode recaps!

DVD:

Rebels Recon
Go behind the scenes with the cast and crew in 8 entertaining and information-packed episode recaps!


Wednesday, June 27, 2018

Why is the Magic of Harry Potter and Star Wars So Different Than That of Chronicles of Narnia and Lord of the Rings?


Before I even get started on this subject, let me clear the air. I'm not directing this article towards any person or group. My interest is in the opinions of anyone, Christian or otherwise, on this topic. That being said, I am a Christian and write from that standpoint.

I am a huge fan of Star Wars and Harry Potter. I am a casual fan of The Chronicles of Narnia and the Lord of the Rings. I enjoyed The Magician's Nephew, but can't stand A Horse and His Boy. My favorite movie is Voyage of the Dawn Treader, which I've been told is the most religiously neutered of the movies. The Lord of the Rings films are good in some spots, but way too long and drawn out overall.

For years I have argued with my mother (respectfully, not in anger) about magic and sorcery in movies and how it's okay for one franchise to use it as a story vehicle but not another. Mom loves Lord of the Rings, Star Wars, and The Chronicles of Narnia. However, she loathes Harry Potter and many other films that delve into magic and mysticism.


My question to her and any other folks out there is, "What is the difference?" Does it really matter how the sorcery and magic is being used or the message the author or filmmaker is trying to make? If it's bad in one franchise, what makes it okay in another?

The defense I've always heard is that J.R.R. Tolkien and C.S. Lewis are both Christians and used magic and sorcery to get across a religious concept. However, Harry Potter actually uses "cute" decipherable spells that encourage children and adults to explore magic and sorcery. Star Wars presents a combination of different world religions which will confuse Bible believers.

Star Wars is one of the best examples of the subject I'm discussing here. The Jedi use levitation, meditation, mind-reading, and other skills that many Christians consider taboo. I've seen people of all religions adapt George Lucas's space opera into a message perfectly fitted to promote their own doctrine.


Why am I bringing this subject up now? Well, because with a new Lord of the Rings TV series and new Star Wars movies coming out once a year, these franchises have never been more popular. A new Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them film is on its way and there's an online group who is constantly fighting and talking about getting a new Chronicles of Narnia movie made.

I would love to hear the opinions of the readers of this article on the subject. Again, I'm not looking down on anyone who enjoys films with magic and sorcery. I believe that some do go overboard in their use of magic and incantations and encourage children and others to dig too deep. Here are a few examples of what the Bible has to say about sorcery and magic to close the article.


"Idolatry, sorcery, enmity, strife, jealousy, fits of anger, rivalries, dissensions, divisions, envy, drunkenness, orgies, and things like these. I warn you, as I warned you before, that those who do such things will not inherit the kingdom of God." - Galatians 5:20-21.

"And the light of a lamp will shine in you no more, and the voice of bridegroom and bride will be heard in you no more, for your merchants were the great ones of the earth, and all nations were deceived by your sorcery." - Revelation 18:23.

"But as for the cowardly, the faithless, the detestable, as for murderers, the sexually immoral, sorcerers, idolaters, and all liars, their portion will be in the lake that burns with fire and sulfur, which is the second death.” - Revelation 21:8.

Why is the Magic of Harry Potter and Star Wars So Different Than That of Chronicles of Narnia and Lord of the Rings?


Before I even get started on this subject, let me clear the air. I'm not directing this article towards any person or group. My interest is in the opinions of anyone, Christian or otherwise, on this topic. That being said, I am a Christian and write from that standpoint.

I am a huge fan of Star Wars and Harry Potter. I am a casual fan of The Chronicles of Narnia and the Lord of the Rings. I enjoyed The Magician's Nephew, but can't stand A Horse and His Boy. My favorite movie is Voyage of the Dawn Treader, which I've been told is the most religiously neutered of the movies. The Lord of the Rings films are good in some spots, but way too long and drawn out overall.

For years I have argued with my mother (respectfully, not in anger) about magic and sorcery in movies and how it's okay for one franchise to use it as a story vehicle but not another. Mom loves Lord of the Rings, Star Wars, and The Chronicles of Narnia. However, she loathes Harry Potter and many other films that delve into magic and mysticism.


My question to her and any other folks out there is, "What is the difference?" Does it really matter how the sorcery and magic is being used or the message the author or filmmaker is trying to make? If it's bad in one franchise, what makes it okay in another?

The defense I've always heard is that J.R.R. Tolkien and C.S. Lewis are both Christians and used magic and sorcery to get across a religious concept. However, Harry Potter actually uses "cute" decipherable spells that encourage children and adults to explore magic and sorcery. Star Wars presents a combination of different world religions which will confuse Bible believers.

Star Wars is one of the best examples of the subject I'm discussing here. The Jedi use levitation, meditation, mind-reading, and other skills that many Christians consider taboo. I've seen people of all religions adapt George Lucas's space opera into a message perfectly fitted to promote their own doctrine.


Why am I bringing this subject up now? Well, because with a new Lord of the Rings TV series and new Star Wars movies coming out once a year, these franchises have never been more popular. A new Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them film is on its way and there's an online group who is constantly fighting and talking about getting a new Chronicles of Narnia movie made.

I would love to hear the opinions of the readers of this article on the subject. Again, I'm not looking down on anyone who enjoys films with magic and sorcery. I believe that some do go overboard in their use of magic and incantations and encourage children and others to dig too deep. Here are a few examples of what the Bible has to say about sorcery and magic to close the article.


"Idolatry, sorcery, enmity, strife, jealousy, fits of anger, rivalries, dissensions, divisions, envy, drunkenness, orgies, and things like these. I warn you, as I warned you before, that those who do such things will not inherit the kingdom of God." - Galatians 5:20-21.

"And the light of a lamp will shine in you no more, and the voice of bridegroom and bride will be heard in you no more, for your merchants were the great ones of the earth, and all nations were deceived by your sorcery." - Revelation 18:23.

"But as for the cowardly, the faithless, the detestable, as for murderers, the sexually immoral, sorcerers, idolaters, and all liars, their portion will be in the lake that burns with fire and sulfur, which is the second death.” - Revelation 21:8.

Tuesday, June 26, 2018

Did You Know That Big Hero 6 Was Originally Tied to the X-Men?


With the success of Big Hero 6 as a film in 2014 and now as a series on Disney Channel, I find it strange that Marvel Comics hasn't published their first adventures with X-Men member Sunfire in a graphic novel collection to cash in on their popularity. Sure, the original team doesn't really resemble that of the Disney one, but the name recognition alone would at least get people of all ages to take a look at where it all started.

Yes, Baymaxx was a shape-shifting dragon that wasn't as cute as he is now. The characters all looked a bit more menacing than their Disney counteparts. But they worked with a member of the X-Men! That alone would get people interested and possibly open up the Big Hero 6 franchise to a whole new audience.

If you're interested, as I was, in digging deeper into the history of Big Hero 6 and their original ties to the Marvel Comics universe there are a couple references for you to check out. There's a Wikipedia page you can check out that breaks down the characters and storyline. You could also go straight to the source and just pick up the comics on Amazon, though they can be a bit pricey.


Did You Know That Big Hero 6 Was Originally Tied to the X-Men?


With the success of Big Hero 6 as a film in 2014 and now as a series on Disney Channel, I find it strange that Marvel Comics hasn't published their first adventures with X-Men member Sunfire in a graphic novel collection to cash in on their popularity. Sure, the original team doesn't really resemble that of the Disney one, but the name recognition alone would at least get people of all ages to take a look at where it all started.

Yes, Baymaxx was a shape-shifting dragon that wasn't as cute as he is now. The characters all looked a bit more menacing than their Disney counteparts. But they worked with a member of the X-Men! That alone would get people interested and possibly open up the Big Hero 6 franchise to a whole new audience.

If you're interested, as I was, in digging deeper into the history of Big Hero 6 and their original ties to the Marvel Comics universe there are a couple references for you to check out. There's a Wikipedia page you can check out that breaks down the characters and storyline. You could also go straight to the source and just pick up the comics on Amazon, though they can be a bit pricey.


Who Are the Little Angels Visiting Stephen King's Pet Sematary


The new adaptation of Stephen King’s Pet Sematary has cast its big sister and little brother from the Creed family.

Ten-year-old Jeté Laurence will play Ellie, a sweet and sensitive young girl who adores her cat Winston Churchill, or “Church” for short, and wins over the heart of the old-timer who lives next door (played by John Lithgow.)

Three-year-old twins Hugo Lavoie and Lucas Lavoie will play Gage, her toddler little brother — who is prone to wandering into trouble.

Read more from Anthony Breznican at Entertainment Weekly.


Who Are the Little Angels Visiting Stephen King's Pet Sematary


The new adaptation of Stephen King’s Pet Sematary has cast its big sister and little brother from the Creed family.

Ten-year-old Jeté Laurence will play Ellie, a sweet and sensitive young girl who adores her cat Winston Churchill, or “Church” for short, and wins over the heart of the old-timer who lives next door (played by John Lithgow.)

Three-year-old twins Hugo Lavoie and Lucas Lavoie will play Gage, her toddler little brother — who is prone to wandering into trouble.

Read more from Anthony Breznican at Entertainment Weekly.


Who Are The New Members of Weapon X-Force?


The full line-up for Weapon X's 'Weapon X-Force' line-up has been revealed by newly-minted X-Men Group Editor Jordan D. White.

Omega Red and Mystique are joining current team-members Sabretooth, Domino, and Lady Deathstrike.

Read more from Chris Arrant at Newsarama.


Who Are The New Members of Weapon X-Force?


The full line-up for Weapon X's 'Weapon X-Force' line-up has been revealed by newly-minted X-Men Group Editor Jordan D. White.

Omega Red and Mystique are joining current team-members Sabretooth, Domino, and Lady Deathstrike.

Read more from Chris Arrant at Newsarama.


What is the Title of the Spider-Man: Homecoming Sequel and What Does It Mean?


The title of Spider-Man: Far From Home was officially announced by star Tom Holland on social media Saturday night.

Marvel Studios President Kevin Feige has confirmed that there are, in fact, multiple meanings [for the title]:

"[It's] similar [to Spider-Man: Homecoming]. I won't say what the meanings are, but we enjoy that title because, like Homecoming, it is full of alternate meaning. And we liked continuing the 'Home' thing, with the little Spidey symbol in the 'Home.'"

Read more from Eric Eisenberg at Cinema Blend.

What is the Title of the Spider-Man: Homecoming Sequel and What Does It Mean?


The title of Spider-Man: Far From Home was officially announced by star Tom Holland on social media Saturday night.

Marvel Studios President Kevin Feige has confirmed that there are, in fact, multiple meanings [for the title]:

"[It's] similar [to Spider-Man: Homecoming]. I won't say what the meanings are, but we enjoy that title because, like Homecoming, it is full of alternate meaning. And we liked continuing the 'Home' thing, with the little Spidey symbol in the 'Home.'"

Read more from Eric Eisenberg at Cinema Blend.

Home Entertainment Review: Big Hero 6 The Series: Back in Action


The structure of Big Hero 6 The Series is just like that of any weekly show, where there is a villain of the week backed up with an overarching main antagonist working in the background. The artwork and look of the series is absolutely eye-catching and resembles hand-drawn classic 2D enhanced with digital touches. My favorite part of the animation is how the outlines of the characters aren't solid, but made to look jagged as if a real person drew them right onscreen.

A lighthearted tone carries the show and keeps it from getting too intense for young viewers, but not discouraging older audiences from enjoying it as well. The action and fun onscreen is accompanied by an energetic musical score that reminds me of The Avengers and great audio effects for every animated moment. Made up of most of the cast of the original movie, the show is excellently voiced.


Hiro and Baymax, along with friends Wasabi, Honey Lemon, Go Go and Fred, form the legendary superhero team Big Hero 6. Together, they protect their city from scientifically-enhanced villains in Big Hero 6 The Series: Back in Action.

Big Hero 6 The Series: Back in Action contains the first seven episodes of the show. It also includes six bonus shorts pairing Baymax with one of the other members of the team and Mochi the cat.

The voice cast of Big Hero 6 The Series: Back in Action include Scott Adsit, Ryan Potter, Jamie Chung, and Genesis Rodriguez reprising their respective roles from the original film. Brooks Whelan replace T.J. Miller as Fred and Khary Payton takes over the role of Wasabi from Damon Wayans Jr. It's rated TVY7 for violence. Running time for the shows is 175 minutes.

Rating: 4 out of 5 stars.


Home Entertainment Review: Big Hero 6 The Series: Back in Action


The structure of Big Hero 6 The Series is just like that of any weekly show, where there is a villain of the week backed up with an overarching main antagonist working in the background. The artwork and look of the series is absolutely eye-catching and resembles hand-drawn classic 2D enhanced with digital touches. My favorite part of the animation is how the outlines of the characters aren't solid, but made to look jagged as if a real person drew them right onscreen.

A lighthearted tone carries the show and keeps it from getting too intense for young viewers, but not discouraging older audiences from enjoying it as well. The action and fun onscreen is accompanied by an energetic musical score that reminds me of The Avengers and great audio effects for every animated moment. Made up of most of the cast of the original movie, the show is excellently voiced.


Hiro and Baymax, along with friends Wasabi, Honey Lemon, Go Go and Fred, form the legendary superhero team Big Hero 6. Together, they protect their city from scientifically-enhanced villains in Big Hero 6 The Series: Back in Action.

Big Hero 6 The Series: Back in Action contains the first seven episodes of the show. It also includes six bonus shorts pairing Baymax with one of the other members of the team and Mochi the cat.

The voice cast of Big Hero 6 The Series: Back in Action include Scott Adsit, Ryan Potter, Jamie Chung, and Genesis Rodriguez reprising their respective roles from the original film. Brooks Whelan replace T.J. Miller as Fred and Khary Payton takes over the role of Wasabi from Damon Wayans Jr. It's rated TVY7 for violence. Running time for the shows is 175 minutes.

Rating: 4 out of 5 stars.


Monday, June 25, 2018

Where Has Professor X Been and What's Next for the X-Men?


The X-Men are no stranger to deaths and returns for even the team’s most core members – but one big resurrection has largely flown under the radar.

Though the return of the adult Jean Grey took the spotlight earlier this year, Jean’s return coincided with the resurrection of her mentor, Professor Charles Xavier.

But how did it happen? Where has he been? And, most importantly, what’s next?

Read more from George Marston at Newsarama.


Where Has Professor X Been and What's Next for the X-Men?


The X-Men are no stranger to deaths and returns for even the team’s most core members – but one big resurrection has largely flown under the radar.

Though the return of the adult Jean Grey took the spotlight earlier this year, Jean’s return coincided with the resurrection of her mentor, Professor Charles Xavier.

But how did it happen? Where has he been? And, most importantly, what’s next?

Read more from George Marston at Newsarama.


Will Jordan Peele and Blumhouse Give Us a Get Out 2?


Variety spoke with Blumhouse head and Get Out producer Jason Blum, who offered a very short quote about the possibility of a Get Out 2:

“If Jordan wants to do a sequel, I’ll do it in a second, but it has to come from Jordan Peele. I think he’s flirting with the idea.”

[Jordan Peele] was thinking about a sequel back in February, when he said:

“I will definitely, seriously consider it. I love that universe and feel like there’s more story to tell. I don’t know what it is now, but there are some loose ends, if you know the movie.”

Read more from Ben Pearson at /Film.

Will Jordan Peele and Blumhouse Give Us a Get Out 2?


Variety spoke with Blumhouse head and Get Out producer Jason Blum, who offered a very short quote about the possibility of a Get Out 2:

“If Jordan wants to do a sequel, I’ll do it in a second, but it has to come from Jordan Peele. I think he’s flirting with the idea.”

[Jordan Peele] was thinking about a sequel back in February, when he said:

“I will definitely, seriously consider it. I love that universe and feel like there’s more story to tell. I don’t know what it is now, but there are some loose ends, if you know the movie.”

Read more from Ben Pearson at /Film.

Can the Justice League and Teen Titans Get You to Shop at Walmart?


100-PAGE GIANT COMICS FROM DC TO BE SOLD EXCLUSIVELY AT WALMART STORES THIS SUMMER Available July 1, Monthly Anthology Titles Combine All-New Stories by Top DC Writers with Classic Tales from DC’s Deep History

Original Stories Featuring Jimmy Palmiotti, Amanda Conner, Dan Jurgens and Tim Seeley

12-Part Superman Story by Tom King and 12-Part Batman Story by Brian Michael Bendis to Follow in September
This summer, Walmart shoppers will receive a personal invitation to discover the lore behind their favorite DC experiences as DC Entertainment announced today that a series of “giant” monthly comics will be sold exclusively in more than 3,000 participating Walmart stores around the country.

Available for $4.99, each 100-page anthology features all-new stories written exclusively for these books by some of DC’s top creative talents, including Tom King (BATMAN, MISTER MIRACLE, HEROES IN CRISIS), Dan Jurgens (ACTION COMICS, BATMAN BEYOND), Brian Michael Bendis (SUPERMAN, ACTION COMICS, THE MAN OF STEEL), Andy Kubert (NEW CHALLENGERS) and others. Each title will also include additional story arcs drawn from fan-favorite DC eras such as the New 52, Rebirth and the New Age of DC Heroes.

Each of the four titles – SUPERMAN GIANT, JUSTICE LEAGUE OF AMERICA GIANT, BATMAN GIANT and TEEN TITANS GIANT – will arrive in stores by July 1. Beginning in August, the Superman and Justice League of America titles will arrive in week one of each month, with the second pair, Batman and Teen Titans, arriving approximately two weeks later.

“We are extraordinarily excited about working with Walmart to expand the reach of our books,” said DC Publisher Dan DiDio. “These new monthly books combine new and accessible stories with reprints of classic comic series. It’s a great way for new readers to get into comics and follow the characters they’ve grown to love in TV and film.”

The debut title lineup includes:


SUPERMAN GIANT #1
SUPERMAN GIANT #1 features chapter one of the two-part “Endurance,” an original story written by Jimmy Palmiotti (HARLEY QUINN, ACTION COMICS) with art by Tom Derenick (HARLEY QUINN, CYBORG, BATMAN/SUPERMAN). The Daily Planet sends Clark Kent to Tornado Alley to do a story on the area, but when the storm hits, it turns out that this mild-mannered reporter is more helpful as Superman. The issue also includes:

THE TERRIFICS #1­ (2018) – From this year’s New Age of Heroes and born of the events of DC’s hit series DARK NIGHTS: METAL. Mr. Terrific, Metamorpho, Plastic Man and Phantom Girl are a team of heroes bound together by fate and united by the spirit of exploration and discovery. Together these heroes plumb the depths of the fantastic to learn what it means to become family.

GREEN LANTERN #1 (2005) – Written by best-selling writer Geoff Johns with art by Ethan Van Sciver and Carlos Pacheco, this first chapter launches the fan-favorite three-part story “No Fear,” in which Hal Jordan makes his return to the DC Universe as the Green Lantern, casting the light of justice on the darkest corners of Space Sector 2814.

SUPERMAN/BATMAN #1 (2003) – The iconic fan-favorite story arc, “Public Enemies,” returns, courtesy of writer Jeph Loeb, with artists Ed McGuinness and Tim Sale. Batman and Superman unite when President Lex Luthor accuses the Man of Steel of a crime against humanity and assembles a top-secret team of powerhouse heroes to bring Superman in by any means necessary.

September’s SUPERMAN GIANT #3 features Eisner Award-winning writer Tom King’s first return to the Man of Steel since his poignant and heartfelt tribute story, “For Tomorrow,” in the pages of ACTION COMICS #1000. Together with DC Master Class artist Andy Kubert, this powerhouse team will take readers on a new 12-part adventure titled “Up in the Sky!” When a little girl is kidnapped and taken from Earth, Superman embarks on a galaxy-spanning mission to find the perpetrators…but has to decide what lengths he will go to in order to save one life!


TEEN TITANS GIANT #1
In this original six-part Teen Titans story by Dan Jurgens with art by Scot Eaton, Wayne Faucher and Jim Charalampidis, the Teen Titans’ pizza dinner is interrupted by the introduction of a new villain, the Disruptor. Teaming up with the Fearsome Five and working as an agent of H.I.V.E., he had one mission: kill the Teen Titans! The battle spills onto the streets of San Francisco, putting its citizens at risk, while H.I.V.E. uses this distraction to begin their plan for world conquest!

Additional issue #1 stories include:

SUPER SONS #1 (2017) – From DC’s smash-hit Rebirth event, writer Peter J. Tomasi and artist Jorge Jimenez reintroduce the sons of Superman and Batman, Jonathan Kent and Damian Wayne, in part one of “When I Grow Up.” As Robin, Damian’s more than ready to take his place at the heroes’ table and has zero plans to wait his turn. And he’s dragging Superman’s son along for the trip, whether Jon likes it or not!

SIDEWAYS #1 (2018) – Also from the New Age of Heroes, this story written by Dan DiDio with art by Kenneth Rocafort introduces fans to high schooler Derek James who, during the events of DARK NIGHTS: METAL, has acquired powers from the Dark Multiverse and stepped into the role of superhero! But when cracks begin to appear in the space-time continuum, he soon learns that with that much power comes even greater liability!

TEEN TITANS #1 (2003) – Written by best-selling author Geoff Johns with art by Mike McKone. Cyborg, Raven, Starfire and Beast Boy welcome in a new roster of young heroes to train to defend humanity—Wonder Girl, Impulse and a Superboy who’s been cloned from Superman’s DNA!


BATMAN GIANT #1
Batman is on the case of a missing girl in “One More Chance,” an all-new story by writer Jimmy Palmiotti and artist Patrick “Patch” Zircher. Batman is the world’s greatest detective, but what happens when the trail in his newest case leads him back to a place from his past that he never expected to revisit?

BATMAN GIANT #1 also includes:

BATMAN #608 (2002) – Written by Jeph Loeb with art by comics icon Jim Lee, issue #608 kicks off “Batman: Hush,” one of the most popular storylines in the Dark Knight’s fabled history. When Batman sets out to unmask the mystery character wreaking havoc in his life, he teams up with an unexpected ally (Catwoman) and finds himself facing off against not only his deadliest foes, but some of the toughest characters in the DC Universe, including Poison Ivy, Killer Croc and even Superman!

NIGHTWING #1 (2011) – From DC’s New 52, this story by writer Kyle Higgins and artist Eddy Barrows debuted a new look for Dick Grayson as he dives into a tale of murder, mystery and superhuman evil against the backdrop of Haley’s Circus, the place that started him on his path from acrobat to orphan to sidekick and ultimately superhero!

HARLEY QUINN #1 (2011) – Also from the New 52, writer Jimmy Palmiotti and artist Amanda Conner break Harley Quinn out of The Joker’s shadow with all the force of a giant mallet!

Beginning with BATMAN GIANT #3 in September, superstar writer Brian Michael Bendis makes his DC debut on the Dark Knight with a 12-part story, “Universe.” Batman’s run-in with the Riddler leads the Caped Crusader into a mystery that spans the globe!


JUSTICE LEAGUE OF AMERICA GIANT #1
Justice League member Wonder Woman is spotlighted in “The Conversion,” an all-new story from NIGHTWING writer Tim Seeley and artists Rick Leonardi and Steve Buccellato. In this single-issue story, Wonder Woman comes face to face with Ares, god of war—who sees her as a promising new recruit!

JUSTICE LEAGUE GIANT #1 also includes:

JUSTICE LEAGUE #1 (2011) – From the incomparable team of writer Geoff Johns and artist Jim Lee comes this version of the League from the New 52. In this alternative spin on the union of Superman, Wonder Woman, Green Lantern, the Flash, Aquaman and Cyborg, superheroes are a strange and new phenomenon. The mysterious Batman discovers a dark evil that requires him to unite these reluctant heroes to protect Earth from a cosmic-level threat!

THE FLASH #1 (2011) – In this New 52 version of the Fastest Man Alive, writer Brian Buccellato and artist Francis Manapul introduce Barry Allen to a villain who not only can be everywhere at once, but is also a close friend of the Scarlet Speedster!

AQUAMAN #1 (2011) – Award-winning writer Geoff Johns and dynamic artist Ivan Reis team up on this story from the New 52! Aquaman has given up the throne of Atlantis, but the sea still has plans for Arthur Curry as a broken race of undersea creatures, the Trench, emerges from the ocean depths, bent on destroying the surface world!

In issue #2, Seeley teams up with artists Felipe Watanabe and Chris Sotomayor on “Mother’s Day,” a stand-alone story where Wonder Woman returns to Paradise Island for the first time since her exile, only to find that the Amazons – and Queen Hippolyta – have been abducted by Echidna, the mythological Mother of Monsters, with a brood of unstoppable beasts as children!

Issue #3 begins another original 12-part Wonder Woman story by HARLEY QUINN co-writers Amanda Conner and Jimmy Palmiotti called “Come Back to Me.” When Steve Trevor’s plane crashes on an island outside of time itself, it’s up to Wonder Woman to rescue him from this mysterious land, full of monsters, dinosaurs and some very surprising citizens.

Use Walmart.com’s online store finder to locate the store in your area that has DC’s GIANT 100-Page comic books.

Can the Justice League and Teen Titans Get You to Shop at Walmart?


100-PAGE GIANT COMICS FROM DC TO BE SOLD EXCLUSIVELY AT WALMART STORES THIS SUMMER Available July 1, Monthly Anthology Titles Combine All-New Stories by Top DC Writers with Classic Tales from DC’s Deep History

Original Stories Featuring Jimmy Palmiotti, Amanda Conner, Dan Jurgens and Tim Seeley

12-Part Superman Story by Tom King and 12-Part Batman Story by Brian Michael Bendis to Follow in September
This summer, Walmart shoppers will receive a personal invitation to discover the lore behind their favorite DC experiences as DC Entertainment announced today that a series of “giant” monthly comics will be sold exclusively in more than 3,000 participating Walmart stores around the country.

Available for $4.99, each 100-page anthology features all-new stories written exclusively for these books by some of DC’s top creative talents, including Tom King (BATMAN, MISTER MIRACLE, HEROES IN CRISIS), Dan Jurgens (ACTION COMICS, BATMAN BEYOND), Brian Michael Bendis (SUPERMAN, ACTION COMICS, THE MAN OF STEEL), Andy Kubert (NEW CHALLENGERS) and others. Each title will also include additional story arcs drawn from fan-favorite DC eras such as the New 52, Rebirth and the New Age of DC Heroes.

Each of the four titles – SUPERMAN GIANT, JUSTICE LEAGUE OF AMERICA GIANT, BATMAN GIANT and TEEN TITANS GIANT – will arrive in stores by July 1. Beginning in August, the Superman and Justice League of America titles will arrive in week one of each month, with the second pair, Batman and Teen Titans, arriving approximately two weeks later.

“We are extraordinarily excited about working with Walmart to expand the reach of our books,” said DC Publisher Dan DiDio. “These new monthly books combine new and accessible stories with reprints of classic comic series. It’s a great way for new readers to get into comics and follow the characters they’ve grown to love in TV and film.”

The debut title lineup includes:


SUPERMAN GIANT #1
SUPERMAN GIANT #1 features chapter one of the two-part “Endurance,” an original story written by Jimmy Palmiotti (HARLEY QUINN, ACTION COMICS) with art by Tom Derenick (HARLEY QUINN, CYBORG, BATMAN/SUPERMAN). The Daily Planet sends Clark Kent to Tornado Alley to do a story on the area, but when the storm hits, it turns out that this mild-mannered reporter is more helpful as Superman. The issue also includes:

THE TERRIFICS #1­ (2018) – From this year’s New Age of Heroes and born of the events of DC’s hit series DARK NIGHTS: METAL. Mr. Terrific, Metamorpho, Plastic Man and Phantom Girl are a team of heroes bound together by fate and united by the spirit of exploration and discovery. Together these heroes plumb the depths of the fantastic to learn what it means to become family.

GREEN LANTERN #1 (2005) – Written by best-selling writer Geoff Johns with art by Ethan Van Sciver and Carlos Pacheco, this first chapter launches the fan-favorite three-part story “No Fear,” in which Hal Jordan makes his return to the DC Universe as the Green Lantern, casting the light of justice on the darkest corners of Space Sector 2814.

SUPERMAN/BATMAN #1 (2003) – The iconic fan-favorite story arc, “Public Enemies,” returns, courtesy of writer Jeph Loeb, with artists Ed McGuinness and Tim Sale. Batman and Superman unite when President Lex Luthor accuses the Man of Steel of a crime against humanity and assembles a top-secret team of powerhouse heroes to bring Superman in by any means necessary.

September’s SUPERMAN GIANT #3 features Eisner Award-winning writer Tom King’s first return to the Man of Steel since his poignant and heartfelt tribute story, “For Tomorrow,” in the pages of ACTION COMICS #1000. Together with DC Master Class artist Andy Kubert, this powerhouse team will take readers on a new 12-part adventure titled “Up in the Sky!” When a little girl is kidnapped and taken from Earth, Superman embarks on a galaxy-spanning mission to find the perpetrators…but has to decide what lengths he will go to in order to save one life!


TEEN TITANS GIANT #1
In this original six-part Teen Titans story by Dan Jurgens with art by Scot Eaton, Wayne Faucher and Jim Charalampidis, the Teen Titans’ pizza dinner is interrupted by the introduction of a new villain, the Disruptor. Teaming up with the Fearsome Five and working as an agent of H.I.V.E., he had one mission: kill the Teen Titans! The battle spills onto the streets of San Francisco, putting its citizens at risk, while H.I.V.E. uses this distraction to begin their plan for world conquest!

Additional issue #1 stories include:

SUPER SONS #1 (2017) – From DC’s smash-hit Rebirth event, writer Peter J. Tomasi and artist Jorge Jimenez reintroduce the sons of Superman and Batman, Jonathan Kent and Damian Wayne, in part one of “When I Grow Up.” As Robin, Damian’s more than ready to take his place at the heroes’ table and has zero plans to wait his turn. And he’s dragging Superman’s son along for the trip, whether Jon likes it or not!

SIDEWAYS #1 (2018) – Also from the New Age of Heroes, this story written by Dan DiDio with art by Kenneth Rocafort introduces fans to high schooler Derek James who, during the events of DARK NIGHTS: METAL, has acquired powers from the Dark Multiverse and stepped into the role of superhero! But when cracks begin to appear in the space-time continuum, he soon learns that with that much power comes even greater liability!

TEEN TITANS #1 (2003) – Written by best-selling author Geoff Johns with art by Mike McKone. Cyborg, Raven, Starfire and Beast Boy welcome in a new roster of young heroes to train to defend humanity—Wonder Girl, Impulse and a Superboy who’s been cloned from Superman’s DNA!


BATMAN GIANT #1
Batman is on the case of a missing girl in “One More Chance,” an all-new story by writer Jimmy Palmiotti and artist Patrick “Patch” Zircher. Batman is the world’s greatest detective, but what happens when the trail in his newest case leads him back to a place from his past that he never expected to revisit?

BATMAN GIANT #1 also includes:

BATMAN #608 (2002) – Written by Jeph Loeb with art by comics icon Jim Lee, issue #608 kicks off “Batman: Hush,” one of the most popular storylines in the Dark Knight’s fabled history. When Batman sets out to unmask the mystery character wreaking havoc in his life, he teams up with an unexpected ally (Catwoman) and finds himself facing off against not only his deadliest foes, but some of the toughest characters in the DC Universe, including Poison Ivy, Killer Croc and even Superman!

NIGHTWING #1 (2011) – From DC’s New 52, this story by writer Kyle Higgins and artist Eddy Barrows debuted a new look for Dick Grayson as he dives into a tale of murder, mystery and superhuman evil against the backdrop of Haley’s Circus, the place that started him on his path from acrobat to orphan to sidekick and ultimately superhero!

HARLEY QUINN #1 (2011) – Also from the New 52, writer Jimmy Palmiotti and artist Amanda Conner break Harley Quinn out of The Joker’s shadow with all the force of a giant mallet!

Beginning with BATMAN GIANT #3 in September, superstar writer Brian Michael Bendis makes his DC debut on the Dark Knight with a 12-part story, “Universe.” Batman’s run-in with the Riddler leads the Caped Crusader into a mystery that spans the globe!


JUSTICE LEAGUE OF AMERICA GIANT #1
Justice League member Wonder Woman is spotlighted in “The Conversion,” an all-new story from NIGHTWING writer Tim Seeley and artists Rick Leonardi and Steve Buccellato. In this single-issue story, Wonder Woman comes face to face with Ares, god of war—who sees her as a promising new recruit!

JUSTICE LEAGUE GIANT #1 also includes:

JUSTICE LEAGUE #1 (2011) – From the incomparable team of writer Geoff Johns and artist Jim Lee comes this version of the League from the New 52. In this alternative spin on the union of Superman, Wonder Woman, Green Lantern, the Flash, Aquaman and Cyborg, superheroes are a strange and new phenomenon. The mysterious Batman discovers a dark evil that requires him to unite these reluctant heroes to protect Earth from a cosmic-level threat!

THE FLASH #1 (2011) – In this New 52 version of the Fastest Man Alive, writer Brian Buccellato and artist Francis Manapul introduce Barry Allen to a villain who not only can be everywhere at once, but is also a close friend of the Scarlet Speedster!

AQUAMAN #1 (2011) – Award-winning writer Geoff Johns and dynamic artist Ivan Reis team up on this story from the New 52! Aquaman has given up the throne of Atlantis, but the sea still has plans for Arthur Curry as a broken race of undersea creatures, the Trench, emerges from the ocean depths, bent on destroying the surface world!

In issue #2, Seeley teams up with artists Felipe Watanabe and Chris Sotomayor on “Mother’s Day,” a stand-alone story where Wonder Woman returns to Paradise Island for the first time since her exile, only to find that the Amazons – and Queen Hippolyta – have been abducted by Echidna, the mythological Mother of Monsters, with a brood of unstoppable beasts as children!

Issue #3 begins another original 12-part Wonder Woman story by HARLEY QUINN co-writers Amanda Conner and Jimmy Palmiotti called “Come Back to Me.” When Steve Trevor’s plane crashes on an island outside of time itself, it’s up to Wonder Woman to rescue him from this mysterious land, full of monsters, dinosaurs and some very surprising citizens.

Use Walmart.com’s online store finder to locate the store in your area that has DC’s GIANT 100-Page comic books.