Dick Grayson’s Post-FOREVER EVIL Fate Has Been Revealed

We’ve all been wondering what will happen to Dick Grayson after FOREVER EVIL. In the first issue, his identity was publicly revealed. That doesn’t leave too many options for a masked vigilante. Most of the speculation was that he would die or have his death faked in order to continue operating under a different guise.

While there have been some delays, Dick Grayson‘s fate has now been revealed.

USA Today has reported that Dick Grayson will become…a super-spy.

The new titles will be called GRAYSON. It will be written by Tim Seeley and Tom King, a former CIA counterterrorism operations officer. Dick Grayson will have to pretend he’s dead, even to his loved ones such as Batgirl (which we saw Barbara mention in last week’s BATGIRL). He will be joining the spy agency Spyral, seen in BATMAN INCORPORATED.

Dick will get a new look courtesy of Mikel Janin. No more mask. He’ll have a “G” on his chest as a call back to the “R” from his days as Robin.

The first issue will be on sale July 2.

 

WonderPost: Exclusives, Disneyland Discount, Wil Wheaton, TheOneRing.Net Shirts, Nintendo

WonderCon is only two days away, but we’re still learning details about exclusives, signings, and more happening at the convention. Be sure to stop by our Reader Party on Friday night at 8PM at the Anaheim Marriott Degrees Wine and Patio Bar, where Warner Archive will also be on hand for some special giveaways!

Here’s some things you might have missed:

  • The authors of The Fifth Beatle: The Brian Epstein Story, Vivek J. Tiwary and Andrew C. Robinson, announced on their website that they will be doing a signing for their book at WonderCon on Saturday, April 19, at 5PM.
  • Comic-Con International revealed a few more WonderCon exclusives, including the Furry Feline Creatives, available at Booth #1161. Furry Feline will be offering four plush toys at $50 each: Walking Like Dead Chef Tako, Walking Like Dead Piga, Walking Like Dead Purridge, and Walking Like Dead Ringo.

walking like dead piga wondercon exclusive

  • If WonderCon isn’t quite magical enough for you, you can also visit the Happiest Place on Earth, for a discounted price. Both Disneyland and Medieval Times are offering discounted tickets to con goers, and you can find more information on Comic-Con International’s site.
  • Geek & Sundry has replaced its previous Bad Hat Harry panel for a look at all things Geek & Sundry, including lots of information about the upcoming season of Tabletop. And good news for Wil Wheaton fans – he’s been added to the panel.
  • Comic book writer Felipe Smith announced via Twitter he will be attending SDCC and WonderCon.

  • TheOneRing.net is offering several exclusive Lord of the Rings and The Hobbit themed shirts, just like the one we showed you last week. They’ve added two more shirts to the roster, and each shirt is available for pre-order, so you can just pick up your shirt at the TORN booth #1504. Shirts are $20 and available in sizes S-XXXL. Here’s a look at the two new shirts:

free bard wondercon torn shirt

torn book club wondercon

  • Gilligan’s Island fans should probably pay close attention to Warner Archive’s panels. The company revealed on Twitter that it holds the rights to both The New Adventures of Gilligan and Gilligan’s Planet cartoons from the 1970′s and 1980′s, and that it will be making an announcement relating to both during the convention.

  • DC Comics artist Brett Booth revealed on Twitter that he will have this print of the Flash available for sale at WonderCon:

  • Fans of Nintendo will be able to get their hands on five of the hottest new and upcoming games at WonderCon this weekend, including three which won’t be available until May. The games available at the Nintendo Booth are:
  • Mario Kart 8 for Wii U, launching May 30
  • Mario Golf: World Tour for Nintendo 3DS, launching May 2
  • Kirby: Triple Deluxe for Nintendo 3DS, launching May 2
  • Yoshi’s New Island for Nintendo 3DS, available now
  • Disney Magical World for Nintendo 3DS, available now

Anything we missed? Let us know in the comments.

WB Roars Into WonderCon With Godzilla, Edge of Tomorrow, Into The Storm

Warner Bros. Pictures announced one of the biggest panels at WonderCon in less than 140 characters.

Via its Twitter account, Warner Bros. listed the movies it will be showcasing at the big Warner Bros. Presentation scheduled to kick off Saturday at 11am in the Arena.

Both Godzilla and Edge of Tomorrow, starring Tom Cruise, were both at WB’s big Hall H panel at last year’s San Diego Comic-Con. However, both have the advantage of many months of filming and post-production behind them, so expect the audience to be treated to some new footage from the two summer 2014 blockbusters.

Godzilla might not have SDCC’s amazing Godzilla Encounter at WonderCon, but it does have something special in store for attendees in Anaheim this weekend. Via its Facebook page, director Gareth Edwards will be signing autographs before the panel, presumably at the Warner Bros. booth, at which the studio will also be giving out limited-edition Godzilla posters, as seen below:

Godzilla WonderCon LE Poster

 

Rounding out the Warner Bros. Pictures line-up will be Into The Storm starring Richard Armitage, which we know will also be at San Diego Comic-Con this July.

No word on whether any WB television properties will be part of the big Saturday presentation in the Arena, although the panel description does list “Television” in the tags, indicating there will be more big announcements to come for the panel.

Will you be lining up for the Warner Bros. Presentation this weekend? Let us know in the comments.

Warner Archive Celebrates Toons of Yesterday and Today at WonderCon

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Warner Archive, with whom we’ll be partying at WonderCon Friday night, just announced its full panel line-up at WonderCon with special guests and surprises.

As we first mentioned on our SDConCast last week, the panel “Popular TV Super Heroes Look Better in Blu” on Saturday at 11:30am will play host to never-before-seen footage of the Cartoon Network series, Beware The Batman. The series was removed from the Cartoon Network line-up last fall and is rumored to be cancelled, so this might be one of the few chances to see this footage outside of a home video release.

For Sunday’s “From Chuck Norris to Mr. T: Real-Life Toons and Back Again!” panel at noon, the rumored special-guest has been announced, and it’s Die Hard screenwriter Steve E. de Souza to discuss his 1987 cult classic TV movie, The Spirit. In addition, de Souza will be signing autographs at the Warner Archive booth immediately after the panel.

Lastly, there’s “GoBots, Warner Archive Collection and beyond!” Sunday at 3pm, with the voice of Leader1 Lou Richards among other special guests from the series.

The full press release with details on the four Warner Archive panels is below.

Warner Archive Collection presents an incredibly eclectic quartet of panels at WonderCon this coming weekend, April 18-20, spotlighting everything from popular animated super hero TV series and kooky cartoon music to real-life heroes in animation (and back again) and the original transforming toy robots, The GoBots.

The talent on these four panels also covers the entertainment gamut, highlighted by the appearance of renowned screenwriter Steven E. de Souza (Die Hard, 48 HRS.) discussing his 1987 cult classic TV movie, “The Spirit”; beloved animation creators Alan BurnettKelly Ward, Giancarlo Volpe and James Tucker; popular voice actor Josh Keaton; and making his first-ever Con appearance, the heralded voice of the GoBots’ Leader-1, Lou Richards.Also notable amongst the panel presentations will be the exhibition of unaired, never-before-seen footage from the animated series, “Beware the Batman” during the “Popular TV Super Heroes Look Better in Blu” panel on Saturday from 11:30am-12:30pm in Room 300DE.

In addition to the four panels, Warner Archive Collection will have an action-packed, informative booth presence on the convention floor of WonderCon. And immediately following the Saturday afternoon panel, the Warner Archive booth will host an autograph signing with Steven E. de Souza starting at approximately 1:15pm.

The Warner Archive Collection panels for WonderCon include:

Saturday, 4/19/14
11:30am–12:30pm Popular TV Super Heroes Look Better in Blu – Warner Archive Collection continues to thrill fans with Blu-ray presentations of some of the popular, recent DC-based animated TV series. Revisit Green Lantern: The Animated Series, Batman: The Brave and the Bold, and Beware the Batman with producers, directors, writers and voice talent, and discuss WAC’s potential future offerings. WAC podcast hosts DW Ferranti and Matthew Patterson lead a panel that features GL:TAS producer Giancarlo Volpe and actor Josh Keaton, BTBATB producer James Tucker, and other surprise guests – not to mention unaired, never-before-seen footage of Beware the Batman! Room 300DE

Saturday, 4/19/14
7:00–8:00pm Toonstock with Warner Archive Collection – There’s no better way to start WonderCon’s Saturday night than with a spotlight on toe-tapping, music-themed animated TV series from the past 50 years, including Josie and Pussycats in Outer Space, Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kids, The Amazing Chan and the Chan Clan, Jabberjaw and more. Warner Archive Collection podcast hosts Matt Patterson and DW Ferranti – and a few surprises – offer a fun look/listen to great themes songs from 1960-1990s. Room 300AB

Sunday, 4/20/14
Noon–1:00pm From Chuck Norris to Mr. T: Real-Life Toons and Back Again! – Not only have a bevy of live-action stars like Chuck Norris, Mr. T and the Globetrotters played huge roles in nearly forgotten cartoons, but many popular ‘toon heroes – like The Spirit, Captain Marvel and Steel – have made the journey from four-color panels to live-action film. Warner Archive Collection podcast hosts DW Ferranti and Matthew Patterson – and a few surprise guests, like renowned screenwriter Steve E. de Souza (Die Hard, 48 HRS.) – celebrate these luminaries and more in their favorite, sometimes-forgotten adaptations in an undoubtedly hilarious hour-long panel. Room 300AB

Sunday, 4/20/14
3:00–4:00pm GoBots, Warner Archive Collection and beyond! – There are morphing robots and then there’s the GoBots! Warner Archive Collection puts a spotlight on the ultimate transforming robots with a release of the entire series on DVD, and a panel that features the voice of Leader1 himself, Lou Richards; story editor/writer Alan Burnett; writer Kelly Ward; and all-knowing WAC podcast hosts Matthew Patterson and DW Ferranti. Come for the GoBots, stay for all kinds of fun WAC information, including a hearty shout-out to Jonny Quest on his 50th Anniversary. Room 300AB

Warner Archive at WonderCon

Going to our meetup or planning to attend of of these Warner Archive panels? Let our readers know in the comments.

Under The Tents: Scion SDCC Contest, NECA, Molly Quinn, John Romita Jr., 2000AD, Dynamite

The team might be busy preparing for this week’s WonderCon, but that doesn’t mean we’re not continually hunting for news on this July’s San Diego Comic-Con. This week we have tons of news – including a new SDCC contest, artist and writer appearances, a new Behemoth game for the Xbox One, more exclusives and Molly Quinn! Please let it be a Castle panel…please!

And if you’re going to be in Anaheim next weekend, be sure to stop by our First Annual WonderCon Meetup Presented by Warner Archive. You’ll be glad you did!

With that said, here’s the stuff you might have missed:

  • Author of the popular series Daughter of Smoke and Bone, Laini Taylor, has revealed through her website events page that she will be attending the con in July.  Her schedule is still to be announced.
  • In answer to a fan’s question regarding SDCC exclusives, NECA revealed via its Twitter account that the company will be bringing a Pacific Rim exclusive.  No word yet on whether it will be a Jaeger or Kaiju, but we will update when he have more information.

  • Looney Labs, a card and board game manufacturer, announced on Twitter that it will be at SDCC.

  •  According to IGN, indie video game developer The Behemoth is working on a new Xbox One game. Although details about the project, tentatively titled “Game 4″ are scarce, the developer did say we’d be learning more at Comic-Con this summer.
  • Actress Molly Quinn announced on Twitter that she’ll be attending San Diego Comic-Con this July. Last summer she attended with The Thrilling Adventure Hour for some live theater shows, although it’s also possible that she may finally be returning for a Castle panel.

  • Jennie Wood, author of the comic Flutter and other works, revealed on her website that she’ll be attending Comic-Con.
  • Fans of Marvel artist John Romita Jr. can only find him at one place this summer: Comic-Con. Florida Super Con sent out a press release announcing that due to a family tragedy, Romita will be canceling all other appearances this year.
  • Canadian-based movie and TV studio Bron Studios announced on Twitter that it will be promoting its latest animated project at Comic-Con.

  • Comic book writer Felipe Smith announced via Twitter he will be attending SDCC and WonderCon.

  • UK comics publisher and home of Judge Dread, 2000AD, has announced via Twitter it will be back at its usual spot on the exhibit floor, booth #2806.

  • Breygent Marketing, Inc. showed off a sneak peek on Facebook of some of its Dynamite Entertainment Limited Edition Sketch Art Cards, to be released at SDCC this year.

Dynamite Sketch Art Cards SDCC 2014

And in another Facebook post, showing off the “Women of Dynamite” sketch art cards.

 

  • David Mack, New York Times best selling author and artist for Marvel’s Daredevil, will be at the Century Guild booth during Comic-Con selling his new art book, which is currently in the middle of a Kickstarter campaign.

  • Disney comics artist James Silvani will be previewing his new book, Draw-A-Saurus, at SDCC, which will be released this September, he announced via Twitter.

Anything we missed? Let us know in the comments, drop us a line or tweet us at @SD_Comic_Con.

DC Entertainment Bringing All-Star Talent For Batman 75th Anniversary, Signings, More at WonderCon

batman wondercon variant coverDC Entertainment is returning to WonderCon in 2014 with many of their best artists and properties, and to celebrate Batman’s 75th Anniversary in a big way.

Details about the previously Batman 75th Anniversary Panel have finally been revealed, and the company will be bringing many familiar faces along to the Saturday, April 19th panel (4PM), including artist Jim Lee, director/writer Kevin Smith, radio personality Ralph Garman, and the “legendary voice of Batman“, Kevin Conroy. The panel will also feature animator Bruce Timm (Batman: The Animated Series) and Peter Girardi, the SVP of Creative Affairs. The group will lead a discussion about DC’s famous Dark Knight, and also debut an animated short from Darwyn Cooke inspired by the Batman Beyond series.

DC Entertainment is also bringing along several other properties, including the world premiere of Son of Batman, and a special screening of a new episode of Teen Titans Go!, along with a panel featuring the show’s producers and cast. There will also be a signing for Teen Titans Go! on Friday at 1:30PM, and signings for Son of Batman on Friday at 3:30PM, at DCE’s interactive 1200 square foot booth #401.

There will also be exclusive comic variants, sold at Graphitti Designs Booth #301.

Here’s the full press release:

DC ENTERTAINMENT CELEBRATES 75 YEARS OF BATMAN AT WONDERCON 2014 WITH STELLAR COLLECTION OF TALENT AND EVENTS

All-Star Batman 75th Anniversary Panel includes Jim Lee, Kevin Smith, Kevin Conroy, Bruce Timm, Ralph Garman And Peter Girardi

BURBANK, Calif. (April 14, 2014) – DC Entertainment (DCE) will mark the 75th anniversary of its iconic Batman character at WonderCon 2014 with an impressive line-up of can’t-miss reveals and exclusives sure to thrill fans of the world’s most popular Super Hero.

A special highlight of DCE’s WonderCon activities will be the Batman 75th Anniversary Panel scheduled for Saturday, April 19 at 4 pm. The exclusive event brings together a stunning collection of superstar talent heavily influenced by the legendary Dark Knight and his rich 75-year history. DCE co-publisher and renowned Batman artist Jim Lee will join the all-star celebrity duo and writers of the forthcoming BATMAN ’66 MEETS THE GREEN HORNET mini-series Kevin Smith (Clerks, Mallrats) and Ralph Garman (Family Guy, KROQ radio personality), the legendary voice of Batman Kevin Conroy (Batman: The Animated Series, Batman: Arkham Knight), Peter Girardi, SVP – Creative Affairs, Warner Bros Animation and groundbreaking Batman animator Bruce Timm (Batman: The Animated Series) in a fascinating discussion about the celebrated Super Hero. The must-see panel will also feature an exclusive premiere of an animated short from Darwyn Cooke, inspired by the Batman Beyond series.

In addition, DCE will join Warner Bros. Home Entertainment and Warner Bros. Animation for special events including:

  • The world premiere of Son of Batman, the landmark 20th entry in the ongoing series of DC Universe Animated Original Movies. Taking place Friday at 6:00 pm, the screening precedes a star-studded panel including the voice of Batman, Jason O’Mara (Terra Nova, Life on Mars).
  • A special screening of an all-new episode of Teen Titans Go! Scheduled for Friday at 2:00 pm, go behind the scenes of the fan-favorite series with a panel featuring the show’s producers and members of the voice cast.
  • Son of Batman select voice cast and Teen Titans Go! select voice cast signings at the DCE booth (wristbands required). The Teen Titans Go! signing will take place on Friday at 1:30pm and signings for Son of Batman will take place on Friday at 3:30pm.

Fans attending WonderCon also have the chance to pick-up three exclusive variant comic books at the Graphitti Designs booth (#301) including:

  • The debut issue of the new blockbuster weekly BATMAN: ETERNAL #1
  • The latest “Riddler” themed cover of BATMAN #29 in a location-specific hue of blue from artist Greg Capullo
  • The must-own debut issue of THE SANDMAN: OVERTURE #1 featuring an exclusive 3-D motion cover, never before seen and only available at the Con

Home to the most talented writers and artists in the business, DCE’s interactive 1200 square foot booth (#401) will serve as a hub for its stellar collection of appearances, announcements and events at WonderCon 2014.

Can’t make the Con? DC Entertainment’s website is the go-to place for behind the scenes coverage and in-depth interviews. Also, look out for a WonderCon 2014 special edition of DC All Access webseries premiering on Tuesday, April 22 at 10am PST.

Download the DC Entertainment Events App on Apple’s App Store or the Google Play Store to stay up to speed on all DC Entertainment signings and panels at WonderCon.

Will you be attending any of DC Entertainment’s WonderCon events? Let us know in the comments.

Parking Information for WonderCon Anaheim

There’s a lot of planning that goes into attending a convention – you need a ticket, a place to sleep, to plan your schedule, and you also need to know where to park your car so you don’t wind up walking five miles or paying $40 per day. Today, Comic-Con International revealed parking information for WonderCon Anaheim, just in time to give con-goers a chance to figure out travel information before this weekend’s convention.

There are several parking lots within close range of the Anaheim Convention Center, including a parking garage owned by the Hilton Anaheim hotel next door. According to CCI, all the Anaheim Convention Center lots have a current daily parking rate of $12, although there is no in/out privileges, meaning that once you’ve parked for the day, if you leave, you won’t be able to re-enter without getting a new ticket and paying again. Here’s an easy map to help attendees find the best lot for them:

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The Convention Center accepts payment in the forms of cash, Visa, or MasterCard. Overnight parking is also not allowed, so attendees camping out or staying at hotels without parking options will need to find somewhere else to store their cars.

If all of the convention center lots are full, there is overflow parking available at the Disney Toy Story lot, also for $12.

Will you be attending WonderCon this weekend? Let us know in the comments.

Alleged Image Of Affeck Batsuit Turns Up, May Well Be Totally Fake – UPDATED: It Is Fake

As a simple public service, I want to share an image of a Bat-chest that’s been doing the rounds. It appears to have first appeared on the IMDB message boards, which doesn’t really do its credibility any favours.

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Now, if Warner Bros. come knocking and ask for the image to be removed, them maybe I’ll start believing it. I’ll get a pepper sauce going for my hat now, just in case.

The game, I think, is to work out what that’s been photoshopped from. Anybody got a good lead?

Or… if… it is real… then… er… what would you think?

UPDATE: And it’s the chest of an action figure. This one.

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A custom, fan-made toy that was intended to be a dreamer’s concept for a possible Superman-Batman movie suit.

Dark Horse Announces Signing Schedule for WonderCon 2014

Dark_Horse_Comics_logoIn addition to bringing exciting exclusives and panels to WonderCon Anaheim in 2014, comics publisher Dark Horse has announced their complete signing schedule for the convention.

Talent from Dark Horse books Avatar: The Last Airbender, Star Wars: Dawn of the Jedi, Tomb Raider, Buffy The Vampire SlayerSerenity, and more will be on hand at its booth, #519. The Serenity signing will be ticketed, and you can pick up a ticket while supplies last in the morning at the Dark Horse booth. Free comics, prints, or posters will be available at each signing, along with additional items available for sale.

Dark Horse is bringing some of their most popular artists and writers, including artists Gene Yang, Gail Simone, Mike Mayhew, Zack Whedon, Georges Jeanty, and many others.

From the press release, here’s a look at the complete signing schedule:

SIGNING SCHEDULE

Friday, April 18

1:00 p.m. Avatar: The Last Airbender: Gene Yang

3:00 p.m. Star Wars: Dawn of the Jedi: Dan Parsons

Saturday, April 19

11:00 a.m. Bad Houses: Sara Ryan

12:00 p.m. Avatar: The Last Airbender: Gene Yang

3:00 p.m. Tomb Raider: Gail Simone

4:00 p.m. Never Ending: D. J. Kirkbride, Robert Love

5:00 p.m. The Fifth Beatle: Vivek J. Tiwary, Andrew C. Robinson

Sunday, April 20

11:30 a.m. Buffy the Vampire Slayer Season 10: Christos Gage

1:00 p.m. The Star Wars: Mike Mayhew

3:00 p.m. Serenity: Leaves on the Wind: Zack Whedon, Georges Jeanty*

*Ticketed event. A set number of tickets will be distributed Friday, Saturday, and Sunday mornings by drawing.

 

Will you be attending one of these signings? Let us know in the comments.

Meet The New Silver Ranger From ‘Power Rangers Super Megaforce’ [Exclusive Video]

 

 

You may have noticed that here at ComicsAlliance, we are pretty excited about the Power Rangers, and Power Rangers Super Megaforce, in addition to having 300% more adjectives than other adventure shows, is probably the most exciting of all. It’s built around the theme of pirate Power Rangers who celebrate the 20th anniversary of the franchise by transforming into past Rangers (and unlocking their secret powers with the help of guest stars returning from previous seasons), and that’s definitely something we’re into.

That’s why we’re pretty pleased to be a part of introducing the world to Cameron Jebo, the actor who will be playing the all-new Silver Ranger in upcoming episodes. Check out the exclusive video to meet him and learn a little more about his role in the series.

 

As the Silver Ranger, Jebo is part of a pretty exclusive club of Sixth Rangers, the often-mysterious heroes who show up after the original team has been formed to shake things up and help save the day. In the past, this is a role that’s gone to reformed villains, a talking dog in a trenchcoat, and Jason David Frank as Tommy Oliver twice, and anyone who was a kid watching the original Mighty Morphin Power Rangers who remembers how hard we all lost our minds when the Green Ranger showed up will know that it’s a big deal.

As for Jebo in particular, he’s playing the part of the Silver Ranger that was originated in the Japanese Kaizoku Sentai Gokaiger by Junya Ikeda as Ikari Gai:

 

Junya Ikeda as Ikari Gai, Gokai Silver

 

In Gokaiger, the source material for Super Megaforce, Gai was a human sentai superfan who joined up with space pirates and used his knowledge of the previous teams to help them find their ultimate powers. What’s interesting is that in Megaforce, all the characters are already humans, and Jebo’s character name is the cosmic-sounding Orion, which makes me wonder if they’re going to invert that formula and make him the spaceman instead. Either way, it’ll be fun to watch him take on the role.

Power Rangers Super Megaforce airs Saturdays at noon on Nickelodeon.

 

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