Weekend Wrap-up… January 19, 2014

With the expansion of Hush Comics, we have decided to give bi-weekly news updates.  Anything we find news-worthy will be posted here every Wednesday and Sunday.  Have anything to add?  Post it in the comments!

So far this week…

Let’s go ahead and start with some pretty awesome local news; Peyton Manning has led the Denver Broncos to Super Bowl XLVIII, where they will face off with the Seattle Seahawks. Catch a recap of the game here.

The Oscar nominations for 2014 are out. Some of our movies got screwed, others got praised. Check the list out here and tell us how pissed about them you are. Note: Tom Hanks, Monsters University and Fruitvale Station all deserved some love.

DC’s Batman Eternal, a weekly release in honor of Batman’s 75th Anniversary, will see the return of a sorely missed Stephanie Brown (beloved, blonde, Batgirl), who is yet to make a New 52 debut. Get an exclusive preview of the first four issues here.

Don’t Look Back! The mid-season premiere for Season 4 of The Walking Dead is out. We have tons of predictions where our wayward travels will go after the fallout of the mid-season finale. Check it out here.

The sequel to Man of Steel, tentatively named Batman vs. Superman, has been delayed until May 6, 2016, where it will go against an “untitled Marvel movie” in the box office. Power play or tactical retreat? Check out the details here.

If you’re not excited for The Amazing Spider-Man 2, you might have to check your nerd pulse. Here’s a couple posters to ogle at while you wait for the May 2nd release date, courtesy of Sony Pictures.

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As Forever Evil wraps up in the DC Comics world, we see the induction of Lex Luthor into the Justice League, coining the term Injustice League, a callback to the late 1980’s team. Along those lines, the original Blue Beetle, Ted Kord, makes his New 52 debut. Check out a very vague preview here.

Don’t everybody jump at once, but the main role in a 1984-inspired movie called Equals has been awarded to Kristen Stewart after Jennifer Lawrence passed on it. If you’re as skeptical as we are, maybe this article can persuade you to think that it will be okay… just like everybody else.

Apparently Leonardo DiCaprio and Jonah Hill are best buds now, because they are now in talks, with rapper Q-Tip, to produce a television drama based on the 90’s Native Tongues movement. Native Tongues is a collection of progressive Hip-Hop artists. There’s not a lot of information on it, but here is a link with a bit more detail. I personally can’t wait for more news on this, so we will keep you in the loop as things progress.

Don’t think SHOWTIME ruined Dexter quite enough? Well there’s rumor of a possible “spin-off,” but only if it stars Michael C. Hall, Dexter himself. You never know; it couldn’t possibly be worse than the finale. Find out more here.

HALO nerds can finally escape Siri and her limited functionality for Cortana, the sexy blue-skinned AI from the games. Beginning in April, all new Microsoft Lumia phones will comes equipped with this new voice assistant. Read this article and you’ll be well on your way to becoming the next Jaoquin Phoenix (from Her).

I’m starting to get the vibe that Scott Synder is just a creepy dude – and that’s okay. The writer of BatmanThe Wake and American Vampire is penning a new horror series titled Wytches. Find out more about this series, debuting later this year with image Comics. If you’re interested, peep this exclusive interview Synder had with Hero Complex.

Bad-ass women will have something to cheer for, as Peggy Carter from Captain America: The First Avenger is getting her own television series. Talks have progressed, and writers have already been brought on (bonus points for hiring Whedon-verse writers!). The series will follow Carter as she rises through the ranks after the events of First Avenger. Here are some more details.

The creative team behind Batman, Incorporated, Chris Burnham (artist) and Grant Morrison (writer), are back in an image Comics horror book titled Nameless. Not a whole lot of detail has been released, but both Burnham and Morrison have admitted that the series gives them the “heebie-jeebies.” Image Comics sure is bringing the pain with horror series!

What a way to wrap up the week. Check back in with us Wednesday for more news bytes!

written by Sherif Elkhatib

So Far This Week… January 15, 2014

With the expansion of Hush Comics, we have decided to give bi-weekly news updates.  Anything we find news-worthy will be posted here every Wednesday and Sunday.  Have anything to add?  Post it in the comments!

So far this week…

The Golden Globes happened.  American Hustle and Breaking Bad won, and thats all that really matters.  Check out the full list of winners here.

Peter Parker will finally be back in the Amazing Spider-Man re-launch.  Read more here.

The Razzie nominations have been announced.  Ouch.  Get the gist here.

The CW is going to air a Labyrinth mini-series.  80’s babies rejoice!  Read about that here.

Arrow, Chozen and Archer all premiered this week.  Haven’t seen them?  Well, we don’t have a link for that.  But you should set up your DVR.  Seriously.

Under the Dome has a premiere date for the summer.  Check out the info here.

Wally West makes his return in The Flash Annual #3.  Excited?  Not excited?  Don’t know who Wally West is?  Brush up here.

The Batman TV series from the 1960’s is coming to DVD.  Read about it here, then get ready to binge watch onomatopoeias.

Comic-Con International announced 20 more guests today including Jim Fucking Lee.  Read about the others here.

There is gonna be a Magic: The Gathering film.  Nerds of them all rejoice.  Read about it over here.

Michael Douglas is now playing Ant-Man.  Is Rudd out?  Find out here.

Baron Wolfgang von Strucker will be in The Avengers: Age of Ultron.  Don’t know who that is?  Read about it here.

Fox is going to do a television series called Gotham based on the younger years of Bruce Wayne.  Interested?  Check out more here.

The Last of Us DLC gets a release date.  Find out when here.

There is going to be a Veronica Mars web series.  Lots of shows from 10 years ago are getting love lately.  This is good news for mid-twenty somethings everywhere.  Read the details here.

NBC greenlit a Constantine pilot.  Don’t remember the flick from 2005?  Jog your memory here.

X-Men‘s Nightcrawler is getting his own comic series due out in April.  Check out some rough sketches here.

Marvel Knights: Wolverine vs. Sabretooth released yesterday.  Order your copy here.

 

Wow!  That about sums it up, for now.  It’s only Wednesday and the nerd world is a-boomin’!  Check back on Sunday to get a new round-up!

written by Adrian Puryear