Star Wars: The Clone Wars producer Dave Filoni, via a Facebook poster, has revealed that the final episodes have been completed and will be seen in early 2014.

The 70’s Grooviest Scream Queens


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Once the 70’s rolled around, the horror genre took a severe 180. Gone were the days of the classic Universal monsters, gone were the science fiction panic films, and gone were the classy and pristine thrillers that we have been used to seeing. Ever since the Vietnam War populated people’s television sets with graphic depictions of death, cinema had undergone a transformation to a grittier form of storytelling. No genre spoke louder volumes in this new direction more so than the horror genre. Instead of focusing on the supernatural, the focus moved to real life horrors in human beings or the supernatural got a kick into some seriously terrifying and disturbed territory. Along the way, the classic ladies in the genre have also begun to change moving from the screaming and hands held to face poses of yesteryear to a more realistic, grittier, and stronger depiction of the scream queen…

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TRANSFORMERS/G.I. JOE ONGOING

IDW Publishing has announced an ongoing Transformers/G.I. Joe ongoing series to begin next summer. The series will be written by Tom Scioli and John Barber, with art by Scioli.

Here’s how IDW describes the book:

“Based on the iconic Hasbro brands, this stand-alone series is set to explore the intriguing encounter between these starkly different teams. Cosmic in scale, the series will utilize Scioli’s unique artwork to traverse the perils of space and pit the G.I. Joe team against the ominous threats of Cybertron. Featuring the characters synonymous with both Transformers and G.I. Joe this will be a team-up for the ages!”

“This is a dream project for me,” Barber said, “and I’m blown away by the imagination and the unique take that Tom Scioli is bringing to this project. It harkens back to classic comic traditions — and to the origins of the Transformers and G.I. Joe characters — but feels constantly, irrepressibly new!”

“This feels like the comic I was born to make,” Scioli said. “We’re asking big questions. Is war an inevitable condition of life? What is free will? What is the future of man and machine as the line between them becomes increasingly blurred? The G.I. Joe team is trained to deal with dangerous situations and this is the ultimate test of their training. The Transformers characters push the boundaries of what shapes life can take in this infinite universe of ours. Perhaps it will be a machine that teaches us what it is to be human.”


DC COMICS’ BATMAN ANNOUNCEMENTS

DC Comics has announced Batman Eternal, a weekly series from story supervisor/writer Scott Snyder, along with writers James Tynion IV, John Layman, Ray Fawkes and Tim Seeley, and artist Jason Fabok.

According to Snyder, Batman Eternal will “set the stage for a new Gotham and new characters and a new set of stories that will take Batman into 2015. We want this to be a place where you get to tell a story about anything you want in Gotham, so long as we’re also moving this big story forward in the background. You’ll see bombastic arcs as well but there’ll be plenty of room for Ray to explore some of the darker, more mystical aspects of Gotham that he loves or Tim to explore some of the crime we haven’t seen before.”

DC also announced a Jan. 8 release for Detective Comics #27, a 104-page issue that serves as an homage to the original Detective Comics #27, which marked Batman’s comic debut in 1939.

The issue includes a modern-day retelling of the Batman’s origin by writer Brad Meltzer and artist Bryan Hitch, as well as stories by Snyder and Sean Murphy, Peter J. Tomasi and Guillem March, Paul Dini and Dustin Nguyen, Gregg Hurwitz and Neal Adams, and new art by Frank Miller. The issue — which will include variant covers by Adams, Jim Lee, Greg Capullo, Chris Burnham, Kelley Jones, Patrick Gleason and Mike Allred — also features John Layman and Jason Fabok’s final storyline, “Gothtopia,” before the new creative team of Francis Manapul and Brian Buccellato take over writing duties for the series in the spring.

“We want to bring him closer to his roots and be more of a street-level type of hero,” Manapul said. “His superheroics will still be present, but the investigative part of Batman will be at the forefront …We’ve always written stories about hope, and it will be very interesting to see what comes out when we walk through the sullen streets of Gotham City.”


NEW KIRKMAN SERIES: Writer Robert Kirkman has announced Outcast, an ongoing series with artist Paul Azaceta, published by Image Comics through Kirkman’s Skybound Entertainment.

“This is the first time since The Walking Dead that I’ve done a real-world dramatic take on a horror concept, that’s very exciting,” Kirkman said. “It’s a book about exorcism. It focuses on a guy named Kyle Barnes, who has been plagued by demonic possession his entire life. Now he’d delving deeper into what he’s experiencing. Along the way, he’ll discover a bigger picture here and something that could threaten the entire world, and he’s the key to stopping it.”

BARBARIC CROSSOVER: Dynamite Entertainment and Dark Horse Comics have announced two crossover series, Red Sonja/Conan by Dynamite, and Conan/Red Sonja by Dark Horse, for 2014. Gail Simone and Brian Wood are writing respectively.

Simone, current Red Sonja series writer, said, “It’s only the crossover that readers have been begging to have for over a decade: the two greatest barbarian adventurers ever created in an epic tale of blood, lust, and vengeance. This is the kind of stuff that made me a reader in the first place, and working with Brian Wood and his amazing version of Conan? It’s just a sword-and-sorcery dream come true. It’s sword vs. sword, Cimmerian vs. Hyrkanian, loincloth vs. bikini, and it’ll probably be the most fun you’ll have reading a comic all year.”

Wood, current Conan series writer said, “Conan and Red Sonja together are a genre dream team, and I’m looking forward to not only working with Gail on the story, but creating a crossover story that is epic and huge as these things should be… and something that matters, that’s relevant, and adds something to each character’s rich history.”

DISNEY KINGDOMS: SEEKERS OF THE WEIRD

Marvel Comics has unveiled January’s Disney Kingdoms: Seekers of the Weird #1, the first comic series published under the new Disney Kingdoms banner.

Created in partnership with designers, producers, and creative directors from Walt Disney Imagineering, the Disney Kingdoms line promises new adventures expanding upon lands, attractions, characters, and worlds of Walt Disney Parks and Resorts.

Here’s how the Seekers of the Weird is described:

“Experience the first all-new adventure inspired by Disney’s legendary — but never constructed — Museum of the Weird! Dreamed up by famous Imagineer Rolly Crump in 1965, the Museum of the Weird was home to a collection of mystical curiosities said to have been unearthed from all corners of the globe. Originally conceived as a spooky walk-through attraction connected to the Haunted Mansion, Crump’s innovative designs were left on the drawing board following the passing of Walt Disney….until now!

“When their parents are kidnapped, teens Maxwell and Melody are thrust into a thrilling race through the world’s strangest – and most dangerous museum! Together, they must join forces with their mysterious and swashbuckling uncle as they attempt to rescue their family and save the world from an evil secret society! And they just might discover the truth behind their wild and weird destiny along the way!”

“Disney Kingdoms is the ultimate team-up for fans of Disney and Marvel,” said editor Bill Rosemann. “Working hand-in-hand with the world-famous Walt Disney Imagineers, Marvel’s best and brightest creators will unleash entire worlds inspired by and built around the attractions and characters that you’ve always known — but will experience for the very first time!”

The series is written by Brandon Seifert and drawn by Karl Moline.


MARVEL ZOMBIES: Marvel Comics has announced a January launch for Empire of the Dead, written by George A. Romero with art by Alex Maleev and New York City-themed variant covers by Arthur Suydam.

Here’s how Marvel describes the book:

“Welcome to New York City years after the plague has hit. But just because the Big Apple has been quarantined doesn’t mean that everyone inside is safe! Flesh-eating zombies roam within the confines of Manhattan…but they’ree not the only predator that’s poised and ready to strike! Who or what is this new menace?”

Super Podcast Ep 114 – NOSFERATU


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Super Podcast Ep 114 – NOSFERATU

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Welcome back to the Super Podcast, for this 114th episode!

Super Marcey is joined by site contributor and all round awesome lady Bea Harper, to talk about Nosferatu (1922), Nosferatu (1979) and Shadow Of The Vampire (2000)

Three fantastic films, and very much worth your time.

Highlights Include:

* How did Klaus Kinski pull off such an understated performance?

* Wait, Klaus Kinski didn’t attack his make-up artist?

* How Nosferatu has been influential

* Who IS the sexiest Dracula?

* Naked ghosts?!

* And of course, much, much more!

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