Warner Bros. and DC Comics are looking to team with television network TNT for a live-action Teen Titans show, Titans. The “Teen” label is being dropped so that the show can take a more adult approach.
Titans will star Batman’s sidekick Dick Grayson. In the pilot, Grayson “emerges from the shadow of Batman to become Nightwing, the leader of a fearless band of new Super Heroes including Starfire, Raven and many others. Titans is a dramatic adventure series that will explore and celebrate one of the most popular comic book titles ever.”
Akiva Goldsman (Fringe, I Am Legend) will serve as the writer/executive producer, with Warner Horizon Television producing.
The series hasn’t been officially picked up by TNT yet, so stay tuned to Batman News for all the latest. Does Titan sound like a show that you’d be interested in? Leave your thoughts in the comments below.
SOURCE: Entertainment Weekly
Okay, so I may be a little late to the party on this one, but that often happens when you have two small children and don’t get to go see movies when they come out.
We finally got to watch the Lego Movie last week. And then we saw it again. And again. And again…. aaaaaand again. You get the picture. We saw it a lot. And while we were watching it ever so many times, I realized I recognized several familiar themes. Eventually, I realized this wasn’t just because I was being asked by my three year old to “play it again!!” over and over, it was because I already knew the story.
Maybe you already know this, because I’m pretty sure every other person in America has seen this movie… but watching The Lego Movie is basically like watching an animated, Lego version of The Matrix.
Now, I realize I could just be a crazy mom hopped up on too much caffeine and suffering from sleep deprivation, but check this out. Continue reading
Due to circumstances beyond our control, Forbidden Panel will be postponing the Inland Empire Zombie Beauty Pageant until 2015. We apologize to all of our fans for this unfortunate turn of events. But don’t worry, we promise to be back bigger and better in 2015.
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When I was young, my friends and I would spend lunch break in the library. Why the library? Because it was the safest place in the school. The one place we knew we wouldn’t encounter ‘Them’. In the library we could discuss role playing games or look at comics or discuss sci-fi movies / books / TV shows without fear of judgment, harassment or even abuse.
See, it wasn’t uncommon for any of us to be physically assaulted, have our very expensive books or treasured comics taken away, thrown around and belittled in public while we futilely pleaded for mercy or assistance. While different bullies may have different styles or different motivations for bullying, the one thing they shared back then was a socially accepted segregation against those who participated in ‘bookish’ hobbies and were so preoccupied by these hobbies that they suffered at other endeavors, like sports, fashion or dating. Society was against us. We were outcasts who didn’t fit in and those who did had no interest in understanding our point of view, or finding out why we loved these hobbies so much. This obsession became a self-perpetuating cycle after a while as the shunning would push us farther away and deeper into the fantasy worlds we created on Saturday nights around the dinner table, or the heroic action world between the covers of our favorite comic books.
In 1984 Chick Publications released the Dark Dungeons comic pamphlet. Chick had been in business for 10 years at this point making religious themed comic strips with 22 panels on various subjects, intent on helping the reader avoid damnation. The comic pamphlets were known as Chick Tracts and covered all manner of threats from Rock and Roll to LSD use. Dark Dungeons was intent on protecting us from the dangers of Role Playing Games and the secret agenda to initiate the players into the world of Satanism via D&D. The fake game in the comic is Dark Dungeons, although the characters refer to it as D&D, waving away the possible confusion of the real subject while still avoiding a lawsuit. Younger readers may not realize this but, once upon a time, playing fantasy role playing games was considered evil and dangerous, an invitation to Satanism, drug use and suicide. With daytime talk shows devoting episode after episode to the subject and even “serious” news programs like 60 Minutes getting in the act. CBS even aired a made for TV movie starring a young Tom Hanks called Mazes and Monsters.
Summer break 1983, a 10 year old boy sits at a card table in a basement. His mace does only 1D6 points of damage, but if he can kill these kobolds, hopefully the other boys, some of them in high school, will invite him back to play next week. The basement in question belongs to the parents of 13 year old Craig Brown. The game on the card table is the 1983 edition of the red box basic Dungeons and Dragons game. The kobolds are in the Caves of Chaos and have been harassing the good people of the Keep on the Borderlands. The 10 year old boy is me.
As we were walking through the endless isles of vendors at Wondercon, a small booth caught our eye. Gnomes, garden gnomes they were every where, but these were special. They were ZOMBIES!!
Start your San Diego Comic Con adventure off at dinner with your favorite creators, artists and writers from Forbidden Panel. Friends and Fans are invited to join us for conversation, dinner, and drinks. You never know who might show up for this event.
Dinner will be at the Strip Club ( A Steak House), in the San Diego Gas Lamp District at 7:30 pm. This restaurant is 21 and over, make sure you have your ID with you.
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