NYCC 2019: DCU Press Event

DCU Press Event photo by Sean Tucker

DCU Press Event photo by Sean Tucker

DC Universe continues to deliver new content, robust community engagement, and real-world experiences to its members. During the grand opening reception of a new, pop-up activation titled, DCU HQ, the subscription service highlighted updates to the platform and previewed new content coming in 2020.

The opening night festivities included a presentation featuring a line-up of DC executives, artists, producers and even Krypto was on hand, the fan-favorite super dog who will soon be appearing on the DC Universe original series Titans. The evening got underway with artist Jim Lee, DC’s Chief Creative Officer and Publisher, creating live art on the walls within The Fantabulous Evolution of One Harley Quinn Gallery

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DC UNIVERSE: The Ultimate DC Membership, today announced a new initiative to harness the creativity and talent of DC fans  and unleash a new unscripted concept and video series for the first-of-its-kind digital  subscription service. DC UNIVERSE, in association with Ideas United, kicked off DCYou  Unscripted at its New York Comic-Con pop-up event headquarters, DCUHQ, inviting emerging  creators and dedicated fans alike to submit unscripted series ideas, drawing on all things DC.  

The DCYou Unscripted project will be open for entries beginning the evening of October 3 to  November 18 to any Ideas United network member who is over 18 and a US resident. Any  creator is welcomed to easily and quickly apply to join the iU network. During the submission  process, talent and fan enthusiasts alike will be able to submit their unscripted/reality video  series ideas ranging from game shows to game play to hot food and hot takes. The top 10  entrants chosen will travel to Los Angeles, California to spend a day with industry professionals  to refine their concepts and have the chance to pitch their concepts in-person to a panel of DC  executives and entertainment luminaries. Three finalists will move on to have unscripted pilots  produced by Ideas United, with one final entrant receiving a series order which will launch  exclusively on DC UNIVERSE.

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BizarroTV from Blue Ribbon Content

DC Universe announced a new anthology series, titled BizarroTV, that will feature fan favorite characters from the more obscure corners of the DC universe. This mixed media series is coming to DC Universe in 2020. Produced by Blue Ribbon Content, Warner Bros. Television Group’s digital production unit, this new show demonstrates the Television Group’s commitment to create original and compelling programs for the digital marketplace. Blue Ribbon taps into the Studio’s established creative team, while also identifying new and innovative talent to deliver cutting-edge series in the short form format. A showcase of experimental styles and creative voices and visions that will be a mix of live action and animation; deep cuts from the DC portfolio of characters such as Space Cabbie, Ambush Bug, Slam Bradley and the Creeper!

New Home Entertainment Releases

More WB Home Entertainment releases will be coming to DC Universe in 2020, particularly because the movies have been so popular with members. The most watched movie on the DC Universe to-date is the animated original Reign of the Supermen, which debuted on the service January 29, 2019. Due to its popularity, even more home entertainment movies will be coming in 2020, including Wonder Woman: Bloodlines, Superman: Red Son and Justice League Dark: Apocalypse. These original animated movies will be available on DC Universe just 90 days after their physical release date.

New Community Engagement

Many DC Universe members are familiar with Jackie Cole as the Community and Rewards Manager and oft-moderator in the DC Universe community. She provided an overview of the new features launching on DC Universe this month. New features will be available to members starting on October 23, 2019 as a part of “Community Week”, a special event for members on the service. It will include special guests and top-notch creators from comics, TV, animation, and more, who will join the fun by participating in Q&As, book club discussions, live Watch-Alongs with behind-the-scenes insights and deep dive explorations of the shows and scripts. Community week will kick off with a Q&A with Titans series star, Anna Diop.

And last, but certainly not least…….

photo by Sean Tucker

photo by Sean Tucker


Harley Quinn Debuts on November 29!

Executive Producers Justin Halpern and Patrick Schumacker were on hand to officially announce the premiere date for the original adult-animated comedy series Harley Quinn. DC artist Amanda Conner was on hand as well to share her inspiration to create some of the art that inspired the animated series. Her art is featured within the immersive pop-up installation at DCU HQ.

Other activities at and before the event. Krypto the dog came through for a photo op and a time lapse of Jim Lee drawing Harley Quinn.

Photo by Sean Tucker

Photo by Sean Tucker

by Sean Tucker

Stan Lee and Apple Co-Founder Steve Wozniak Launch Convention

Stan Lee  

Stan Lee

Steve Wozniak  

Steve Wozniak

Legendary writer Stan Lee has joined forces with Steve Wozniak to create a new comic con in California's Bay Area. Situated in the San Jose Convention Center, Silicon Valley Comic Con aims to combine pop culture and technology for the largest convention in the region.

The inaugural convention is set for March 19 and 20, 2016. SVCC, as it's being called, will have a booth at Big Wow ComicFest this weekend hosting celebrity guests Tom Felton, Daniel Cudmore, and Jake Lloyd.

Atlantic City Boardwalk Con Announces Celebrities that will Attend

AC * BC released the list of celebrities that will be in attendance.

Confirmed Talent


Stan Lee                   GUEST OF HONOR


 Actors/Actresses -


Adam West                Bruce Wayne/Batman 1966 Batman TV Series




Brian Tee                   Wolverine (Noburo), Fast and Furious: Tokyo Drift (DK)




Bryan Johnson        AMC’s Comic Book Men




Burt Ward                  Dick Grayson/Robin 1966 Batman TV Series




Charles Fleischer    Voice of Roger Rabbit, Zodiac (Bob Vaughn), Nightmare on Elm Street (Dr. King)




Elizabeth Lail            ABC’s Once Upon A Time (Anna) – Exclusively appearing with Georgina Haig (Elsa) for the first time ever!




Georgina Haig          ABC’s Once Upon a Time (Elsa), Fringe (Henrietta Bishop) - Exclusively appearing with Elizabeth Lail (Anna) for the first time ever!




Gigi Edgley               Hashtag, Farscape (Chiana), Jim Henson's Creature Shop Challenge




Grant Imahara          Mythbusters




Gregg Henry Marvel's Guardians of the Galaxy (Grandpa)




Henry Simmons       Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. (Mac)




Jason Mewes           Clerks, Jay & Silent Bob Strike Back, Mallrats




Jeremy Shada          Adventure Time (Finn), Band - Make Out Monday




Jess Harnell              Voice of Animaniacs (Wakko) and many more




Jim Cummings         Voice of Darkwing Duck and many more




Josh Keaton             Voice of Peter Parker/Spider-Man from Spectacular Spider-Man and many more




Julie Newmar           Catwoman 1966 Batman TV Series




Kevin Smith              Clerks, Jay & Slient Bob, Mallrats




Manu Bennett          Arrow (Slade Wilson/Deathstroke), The Hobbit Trilogy (Azog the Defiler), Spartacus (Crixus)




Maurice LaMarche   Voice of Animaniacs and Pinky ant The Brain  (The Brain) and many more




Michael Rooker        Marvel's Guardians of the Galaxy (Yondu), The Walking Dead (Merle)




Mike Zapcic               AMC's Comic Book Men




Ming Chen                AMC's Comic Book Men




Rebecca Mader        ABC’s Once Upon a Time (Wicked Witch of the West), Lost (Charlotte Lewis)




Rob Paulsen            Voice of Animaniacs (Pinky, Yakko), Pinky and the Brain (Pinky), Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (Raphael), TMNT (Donatello)




Sean Gunn               Marvel's Guardians of the Galaxy (Rocket Raccoon)




Sean Maguire           ABC's Once Upon A Time (Robin Hood)




Steve Cardenas       Saban's Mighty Morphin Power Rangers (Rocky the Red Ranger)




Tate Steinsiek           SyFy's Face Off, Amazing Spider-Man, Law & Order, SNL




Tress Macneille        Voice of Animaniacs (Dot), Tiny Toon Adventures (Babs Bunny), Chip and Dale's Rescue Rangers (Chip, Gadget) and many more




Verne Troyer             Austin Powers (Mini Me), Harry Potter (Griphook)




Willa Holland            Arrow (Thea Queen), Gossip Girl (Agnes Andrews)




Creators/Artist/Writers -


Bernard Chang


Bob Layton


Bryan Tillman


Camilla D’Errico


Charles Soule


CJ Draden


Clayton Henry


Dawn McTeigue


Dexter Vines


Drew Johnson


Edgar Delgado


Elias Chatzoudis


Elvin Hernandez


Frank Tieri


Georges Jeanty


Greg Horn


Humberto Ramos


Ink Fusion by Marc Draven


Jamie Tyndall


Jay Leisten


J Scott Campbell


Jeff Dekal


Jeffery Shultz


Joe Delbeato


John Tyler Christopher


Mark Brooks


Mark Morales


Matt BATT Banning


Nei Ruffino


Pepper Ink by Eric Maruscak


Peter Allen David


Phil Jimenez


Reilly Brown


Rich Arons


Sean Chen


Terry Naughton


Tyler Kirkham




ACBC Garage


Batman Collection - ’66 Batmobile, ’66 BatCycle, ‘89/’92 Batmobile (Batman/Batman Reutrns), ’95 Batmobile (Batman Forever), Tumbler (Nolan Trilogy), Batpod (Nolan Trilogy)




Delorean – Back to the Future (30th Annv.)




Ecto-1A (Ghostbusters I & II)




General Lee – Dukes of Hazard




Jurassic Park Jeep – Jurassic Park Trilogy






Alex Minsky              Veteran Spokesperson, Wounded Warrior Partner


Chris Gore                 G4


Jenna Busch                        Legion of Leia






Abby Darkstar


Amanda Lynne Shafer


Bernadette Bentley


Bernie Bregman


Chris Burns


Chris Riley


Chrissy Lynn Kyle


Dave Turner


Dustin Dorough


Eric "The Smoke" Moran


Heather Harris


Ireland Reid


Ivy Doomkitty


Jay Justice


Keith Zen


Kit Quinn


Lauren Bregman


Michael “Knightmage” Wilson


Miracole Burns




Paul Charles




Soni Aralynn


Steven Meissner


Tony Ray


Valerie Perez



VIZ Media Announces Special Voltron 30th Anniversary Release

VIZ Media Announces Special Voltron 30th Anniversary Release

VIZ Media takes readers on an exciting journey to explore the history and legacy of VOLTRON®, the legendary giant robot anime series that marks the 30th Anniversary of its original North American broadcast premiere. VOLTRON: FROM DAYS OF LONG AGO, A 30th ANNIVERSARY CELEBRATION examines the entire VOLTRON universe and the property’s notable impact on pop culture and will be released in-print on October 28th from the company’s Perfect Square imprint.

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A Week After New York Comic Con 2014 More Cosplay and Pictures

A Week After New York Comic Con 2014 More Cosplay and Pictures

A week after New York Comic Con 2014 comes a new set of photos from the event. See more cosplays, celebrities, and booth photos from one the biggest comic convention of the year. Be sure to check out the other photo gallery done by BLE Vision and Young Jeohn if you didn’t get the chance.

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Interview with Marc Evan Jackson

Interview with Marc Evan Jackson

This year’s New York Comic Con 2014 (NYCC) OtakusandGeeks (Jose/Interviewer and Nat/Behind the Camera/Production) had the opportunity to interview Mr. Marc Evan Jackson as he promotes “The 2nd Annual Detroit Creativity Project”. Mr. Jackson known for his roles in “22 Jump Street as Dr. Martin P. Murphy, Brooklyn 99, Kings of Summer, and Drones as well as his role as Sparks Nevada Marshall on Mars in the Thrilling Adventure Hour” is the President of DCP.

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Interview with Monty, Kerry and Barbara of Rooster Teeth (RWBY)

Interview with Monty, Kerry and Barbara of Rooster Teeth (RWBY)

This Friday at this year's New York Comic Con I had the opportunity to interview Monty, Kerry, and Barbara from Rooster Teeth. We talked about potential spin of series, the RWBY video game in the works, new RWBY figures,casting, their process of writing RWBY, and other topics involving Rooster Teeth.

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Comic News: First Look Avengers vs X-Men Axis #3

Comic News: First Look Avengers vs X-Men Axis #3

This October, it all comes crashing down. Today, Marvel is proud to present your first look inside AVENGERS & X-MEN: AXIS #3, the next blockbuster chapter in the premier comics event of the fall. Superstar creators Rick Remender and Leinil Yu present your first look at the apocalyptic conclusion to Act I: The Red Supremacy as teams splinter, hearts are broken, and the fragile alliance of A and X shatters once more!

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Your First Look at AXIS: HOBGOBLIN #1!

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Got a Problem? Call Hobgoblin! Your First Look at AXIS: HOBGOBLIN #1!
This October, suit up with the one and only original Hobgoblin as he flies straight into the biggest event of the year in AXIS: HOBGOBLIN #1! That’s right, Roderick Kingsley, the one and only original Hobgoblin is back and fan-favorite creators Kevin Shinick (Superior Spider-Man Team-Up) and Javier Rodriguez (Daredevil) are taking him for a spin that’ll paint New York City orange! Only, Phil Urich, the city’s newly self-proclaimed Goblin King might have a thing or two to say about that! Yet as the threat of Inversion looms, prepare for a Hobgoblin book unlike any you’ve ever seen before. It all begins this October in AXIS: HOBGOBLIN #1!
AXIS: HOBGOBLIN #1 (of 3) (AUG140735)
FOC 09/29/14, On-Sale 10/22/14

Spawn: The Recall an amazing fan made film

Hey Otakus and Geeks fans, today we are taking a look at an amazing fan made film by French writer / director, Michael Paris. Spawn The Recall, really raises the bar for those wanting to create a fan film. It captures the look and feel of the comic series even better than the Spawn feature film starring Michael Jai White. The film took only 2 days to film but since the director was also the editor and effects artist, post production lasted 2 years. Could this spark a Spawn Remake? Hopefully this film reaches Spawn creator Todd Mcfarlane and he considers it. 

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Comic News: First Look: AVENGERS & X-MEN: AXIS #2 INVERSION Variant cover

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Here is a look at the Avengers & X-Men Axis # 2 Variant Cover. Featuring Cyclops and Magneto.

• The heroes of the Marvel Universe storm the beaches of Red Skull’s Genoshian Reeducation camps. What they discover within will lead to a bleak new era.
• The revelation of Tony Stark’s dark secret promises to shatter the fragile alliance between A and X.
• The all-new Captain America pays a terrible price.
• Nova’s attempt at solving the crisis leads to disaster.
• Magneto betrays his alliance to join an army of evil.
32 PGS./Rated T+ …$3.99

TV News: Netflix-Marvel Cast DAREDEVIL's STICK

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Marvel and Netflix announced Monday that veteran character actor Scott Glenn has joined Marvel's Daredevil, next year's 13-episode series, as Stick, Daredevil's martial arts mentor.
Glenn joins Charlie Cox (Matt Murdock/DD), Deborah Ann Woll (Karen Page), Elden Henson (Foggy Nelson), Rosario Dawson, and Vincent D'Onofrio (Wilson Fisk) in the cast.

Stick is one of the most important figures in Matt Murdock's life and Scott Glenn embodies all the qualities of someone so integral to this hero's journey," said Jeph Loeb, Marvel's Head of Television in the announcement. "There are few actors who could bring such the authenticity, gravitas and charisma to such a key role in Matt's journey to become the super hero we call Daredevil."
Stick was of course created by Frank Miller during his seminal Daredevil run and was introduced on 1981's Daredevil #176.


10 Greatest WOLVERINE Villains of All Time

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Hey Otakus and Geeks fans, With the Death of Wolverine out and soon to wrap up, how will everyone's favorite X-men meet his end?  Newsarama has put together a list of Logan's Top enemies.  Who knows … one of them could be his eventual killer.

10.    DOG LOGAN
The “Logan” name is Dog’s by birthright, but the man we know as Wolverine happened to take that from him. First appearing in the landmark 2001 series Origin, Dog Logan was once a childhood friend of Wolverine but his upbringing twisted him into a sadistic and vindictive soul.

Brandishing scars on his face from Wolverine’s first emergence of his claws, Dog Logan re-emerged in modern times continuing his pursuit of his one-time childhood friend. He’s traveled through time to take down Wolverine, most recently coming up upon him shortly after the emergence of the Jean Grey School. At one point Dog even met a future version of himself that only encouraged him more to hunt down Wolverine.

9. Lady Deathstrike

Lady Deathstrike wasn’t born as you see her today – she’s been damaged, scarred, forged and honed to be the killer she’s become.

Yuriko Oyama was born in the family of Lord Dark Wind, a Japanese crime lord and scientist created the process by which people like Wolverine can have their skeletons bonded with adamantium. After the death of her father, Oyama embarked on a misguided quest to restore the honor of her father by tracking down those who she feel appropriated, stole or used her father’s invention. After her first encounter with Wolverine proved disastrous, she turned to Mojo and Spiral’s Body Shoppe and underwent extensive cybernetic modifications to become the adamantium-fused, clawed woman you see today. In her second attempt, alongside the Reavers, Lady Deathstrike routed the X-Men from their Australian base and gave Wolverine a new measure of torture, eventually crucifying him.

8. Daken

Like father, like son? Daken shares much in common with his father, from his powers to his drive and viciousness, but his foster upbringing and the dark tutelage of Romulus turned the half-Japanese / half-Caucasian boy on a collision course – and a bloody family reunion – with his father.

Created by Daniel Way and Steve Dillon in 2007’s Wolverine Origins #10, Daken has fought alongside his father as much as he’s fought against him, but ultimately Daken’s more foe than friend. Despite being seemingly killed in a bomb explosion, Daken has shown a reluctance for death similar to his father and returned to continue his quest to kill Logan.

7.  The Reavers

How can a group of simple un-powered humans be a major threat to Wolverine? Revenge, guns and cybernetics. This rag-tag group of Mad Max style mercenaries are bonded over a shared experience – being cut into by Wolverine.

A mix of Australian ravagers and disgruntled ex-Hellfire Club henchmen, the Reavers were kicked out of their Australian hideaway by the X-Men and returned – with Donald Pierce and Lady Deathstrike – to claim vengeance. They return finding only Wolverine, but put him through the beating of a life-time: beatings, torture and crucifixtion. The Reavers were so sadistic they ended up using Wolverine’s healing factor against him, allowing him to heal between near-death torture sessions. Although they’ve appeared subsequently in Uncanny X-men and Uncanny X-Force, they have yet to match their sadistic high point against Wolverine in Australia.

6. Ogun

How can someone’s mentor also be one of their worst enemies? Things change over time, and with Wolverine’s long lifespan that leaves a lot of room for change – the good and the bad kind. Originally created by Chris Claremont and Al Milgrom in Kitty Pryde & Wolverine, Ogun’s story is that he was a ninja and a mutant, and first met Logan in China after the Battle of Shanghai when much of China was controlled by Japan. Ogun was working as part of the Japanese army, and took  Wolverine under his wing and training him in various fighting styles as well as combating a telepath – which Ogun was. Logan ran across Ogun again in the modern day, finding him working as a Yakuza enforcer. After Ogun possessed his protégé, Kitty Pryde, to act as an assassin, Logan reluctantly killed his mentor – only to see him return as a vengeful spirit possessing others. Wolverine has routed the spirit Ogun on several occasions only to see him spring up once again inhabiting other bodies, at one point even gaining control of a S.H.I.E.L.D. helicarrier using a technology-based form of telepathy he had mastered after his “first” death.
Ogun’s purported to have been alive since the 16th century, attributing his long life to his mutant powers, so it’s tough to say if Ogun will ever truly be dead and might even outlive his one-time apprentice.

5. Romulus

Wolverine is purported to be over a century old, but what if there was another feral mutant whose history goes back even longer? Well there is, and his name is Romulus. Created by Jeph Loeb and Simone Bianchi in 2007’s Wolverine #50 (Volume 3, for those keeping track), Romulus is a shadowy villain that’s been revealed to be the puppetmaster for many of the darkest events in Wolverine’s life.

Born in ancient times from a species of canine that evolved to roughly resemble humans (as opposed to primates), Romulus has been rumored to have been the founder of the Roman Empire and was revealed to be the guiding force behind the original Weapon X program. In modern times, Romulus takes an interest in the more feral mutants existing, starting with Wolverine but also including Sabretooth, Feral, Thornn and Wild Child. He even took Logan’s son Daken from his mother’s womb and conditioned him to be a bloodthirsty killer with a single-minded goal of assassinating his father and picking up that mantle.

4. Red Right Hand

The newest characters that are part of our Countdown today, the Red Right Hand made it onto our list for debuting with an impact: sending Logan to hell. During Jason Aaron’s acclaimed run on Wolverine, the Red Right Hand were introduced as support group for people who had loved ones killed by Wolverine. Their method for coping? Putting Logan through as much grief, if not more, than they were in.
 The Red Right Hand’s first act was finding a loophole in the longevity of the seemingly unkillable Wolverine by making a deal with a demon to possess the longtime X-Man and send his soul to hell. Wolverine eventually clawed his way out of the firey pits of hell, only to be confronted by a second attack by this shadowy group – a group of young mutants dubbed the Mongrels with mysterious grudge for Wolverine. Logan cut through them all and eventually kills them, only for the Red Right  Hand to reveal they were all – all five of them – previously unknown children of Wolverine. In plain terms: the Red Right Hand had him kill or be killed by children he never knew he had. Still reeling from that revelation, Logan finally made it to a stare-down with the Red Right Hand only to be robbed of any kind of vengeance or justice when the entire group committed suicide before Logan could gain any sort of pleasure out of doing it himself.

3. Mystique

The relationship between Mystique and Wolverine is complicated. There’s hate, lust, distrust, respect and unresolved issues that litter their decades-long interactions.
For years comics readers never saw anything personal between Mystique and Wolverine; yes she was an ertzwhile adversary of the X-Men, but nothing put these two against one other personally. But in recent years, Jason Aaron and others have made this conflict between these two 100+ year old mutants personal.  From their first meeting in the Mexican desert in 1921 and on through numerous conflicts including the critically acclaimed “Get Mystique” stories in Wolverine, these two have crossed, double-crossed and triple-crossed each other while still finding time for a little romance along the way. Perhaps they’re too different from one another, or perhaps too much alike. Mystique sits in a unique place in Wolverine’s life: able to fit in on a list of his top adversaries as well as his top lovers in his life. Now what does that say about their relationship?

2. Weapon X

Weapon X is more than one person or one team; it’s a system, an organization that put Logan through the worst moments of his life and, ironically, made him the hero he is today.
Hinted at from Wolverine’s very first appearance in Incredible Hulk #181in 1974, it wasn’t until 1991’s “Weapon X” arc in Marvel Comics Presents by Barry Windsor-Smith that we knew what  Weapon X meant. The Canadian-based research facility kidnapped unsuspecting humans and mutants and experimented on them to enhance, subvert and explore superhuman abilities and augment them with technological means. This culminated with the brutal adamantium-bonding process on Logan’s bones, but also included the wholesale brainwashing of Logan which lasted up until House of M which cleared the mutant’s foggy head.
There were several notable people working in Weapon X and behind the scenes, ranging from Mr. Sinister to John Sublime and even Romulus. The test subjects of Weapon X and the other associated Weapon Plus programs are a Who’s Who of the Marvel U, ranging from the original – Captain America – and on through to Sabretooth, Deadpool, X-23, Fantomex, the Stepford Cuckoos and even the entire Deathlok program.

1. Sabretooth

You could call Sabretooth and Wolverine blood brothers. Even though the idea they were actually related was nixed from comics continuity, they’ve shared enough blood in fighting each other to be tied to each other in more ways than any family could be – or should be.
 Originally introduced as an Iron Fist villain back in 1977 by Chris Claremont and John Byrne, when that duo took over Uncanny X-Men they brought Victor Creed with them and found a potent rival in Wolverine. In many ways, Sabretooth was the man that Wolverine was fighting not to become – one unrestrained by civility and giving in to his primal and bestial urges. Originally depicted as a serial killer, Sabretooth has gone to kill countless people in Wolverine’s life (and outside of it), which we learned recently in Wolverine: Origin II all stems from Logan killing Creed’s brother and sister.
Given their long, bloody history and the fact that Sabretooth showed up in the final page of <>Death of Wolverine #1, for many people – myself included – Victor Creed could be the person who ultimately kills Wolverine by series’ end. Time will tell.


First look At Wonder Woman (Gal Gadot)

San Diego Comic Con 2014, released the first official photo of Gal Gadot dressed in Wonder Woman costume this past Saturday. Gal Gadot will be appearing in the upcoming movie “BATMAN v SUPERMAN: DAWN OF JUSTICE” along with Henry Cavill (Superman) and Ben Affleck (Batman).