After making a big splash at New York Comic Con, Dynamite Entertainment is finally ready to unveil the logo for its much talked about crime line of comics, as well as the first issue covers for the imprint’s premiere title.
Below, CBR News has an exclusive first look at Howard Chaykin and Ryan Sook’s covers for “Garth Ennis’ Red Team” #1 — both emblazoned with the Dynamite Crime logo — as well as the full solicitation info for the series’ debut issue.
GARTH ENNIS’ RED TEAM #1
Wrtier: Garth Ennis
Artist: Craig Crmak
Covers: Howard Chaykin, Ryan Sook
On sale Date: February 6
Part one: The First-Timers. Eddie Mellinger, Trudy Giroux, Duke Wylie and George Winburn are Red Team: the NYPD’s elite anti-narcotics unit. They’ve taken down one drug lord after another with a careful blend of meticulous surveillance and applied violence, but their latest case has even them stumped. Their frustration leads them to take extreme measures – setting them on a path from which there can be no coming back. As they’re about to discover, doing the wrong thing can be very, very seductive.
Proving there’s a lot more money in games than films, the latest entry in Activision’s “Call of Duty” franchise – “Black Ops II” – reportedly grossed a whopping $500 million in revenue around the world in its first 24 hours of release.
That marks the largest entertainment launch of the year, the fourth year in a row a COD title has claimed that honor. It’s also more than double the $220 million first day haul of “Halo 4” the other week, though that title was limited by being exclusive to Xbox 360. ‘Black Ops 2’ is available on every gaming console.
The game reviewing industry has undergone minor controversies lately regarding questions over its editorial independence and overly generous review scores for AAA games. ‘Black Ops 2’ scored an 84/100 on Metacritic from critics, one of the lowest in the series thus far, while over 300 user votes have given it an even more damning 4.3/10.
The PS3 version of the game has also reportedly been having issues that have caused the game system to crash on users.
Tom Hardy has signed on to star in the film adaptation of Ubisoft’s video game series “Splinter Cell” which is still seeking a studio.
The six games in the series thus far follow a covert operative and have sold twenty-three million units over the years. The film’s story centers on Sam Fisher, a highly-trained operative in a secretive unit known as Echelon.
Eric Singer “The International” has come onboard to pen the screenplay, while Ubisoft is expected to be very involved and retain control over how the game is translated into a film.
The film has been in the works for nearly as decade with Peter Berg previously attached to direct.
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So does not look like it’s anything like the book. However, overlooking that, it looks awesome.
Producers Stephanie Thorpe and Paula Rhodes have scored the film rights to Wendy and Richard Pini’s late 70’s comic book series “ElfQuest” for a planned feature film adaptation.
The comic follows a tribe of elves on the distant World of Two Moons who find themselves driven from their forest by humans and then discover something they didn’t know existed: other elves.
Warner Bros. had been developing an “Elfquest” movie in recent years but the rights lapsed earlier this year. Thorpe and Rhodes have previously produced a short live-action production based on the property.
Syfy ditched the pilot a while back and has opted instead to air this “Battlestar Galactica” prequel spin-off series as a telemovie. We’ve been waiting sometime to hear about a more concrete air date, but today they surprised us.
Turns out the pilot will first debut online via Machinma Prime’s Youtube Channel as a series of 10-12 minute chapters, the first one to be released this Friday (Nov 9th). The Syfy airing early next year will then be followed by a Blu-ray/DVD/VOD release. Check out the promo trailer below:
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The little show that could is finally coming to an end.
Fox has announced that Fringe will air their two-hour series finale on January 18 — which also happens to be the 100th episode. This season has placed the main characters in 2036 where the world is as volatile as one can imagine in a dystopian sci-fi realm.
Series creator J.J. Abrams weighs in: “It has been an absolute honor to have been a part of the weird and wonderful world of Fringe. I will always owe the cast and crew for pouring their hearts and souls into every dimension of this series.”
Fringe has never been a ratings champ for Fox, but has stood out as a show purely powered by the impressive (and quite vocal) fan base. It has been the perfect example of a network that has actually listened to the fans for a change and took the whole picture (DVR usage, fan buzz, letter campaigns, etc.) into account when deciding the fate of the show each season. If only the other networks followed suit…