Posts Tagged ‘television’

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Locke & Key, IDW Publishing

Locke & Key is a wonderful story by Joe Hill (writer) and Gabriel Rodriguez (artist) that tantalized the hearts, minds, and imaginations of countless comic readers. But is the series staying as a comic? Locke & Key has gone through a number of big announcements, and in our latest article, we explain its [long and changing] journey:

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With four days left until the series 8 premiere of Doctor Who—the “Final Countdown” by Europe plays in the background—fans are gearing up with constant reruns to calm the anticipation of the “oncoming storm”. Hold onto your seat, there’s going to be dinosaurs.

*Warning: the following contains Doctor Who spoilers and many obscure Whovian references throughout. Geronimo.

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Another comic book legend will soon appear on the small screen with the NBC series starring the once-con-man-now-detective character, John Constantine. Matt Ryan, known by Doctor Who fans in BBC’s “Torchwood” for his works in Showtime’s “The Tudors”, was recently released as the DC Comics‘ character John Constantine in new character photo below.

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Constantine (source)

Hopefully not many readers will think of that Keanu Reeves 2005 flop Constantine, but rather the cunningly snarky antihero first introduced in the 1985 series the “Swamp Thing”.  From 1988 to 2013, Constantine made his way as a lead character in “Hellblazer” and finally his own character series “Constantine,” where he fights to protect Earth against dark forces.

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Photo Credit: Marvel & Netflix

Recently Walt Disney Co. and Netflix announced plans to bring four original live action series to the online TV network. Staring four of Marvel’s popular characters, the series include big names like Daredevil, Jessica Jones, Iron Fist and Luke Cage in the vicious world of Hell’s Kitchen, New York.

Produced by Marvel Television in association with ABC, this ambitious project, loosely acknowledged as the “Marvel Defenders project“, is raking up the bills.  Ah, but are we going to put a cost on the sheer awesomeness that these series are said to be? Sadly, yes. And it is a very large cost at that. 

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NBC’s Heroes is returning to the TV screen with thirteen new episodes with “a stand-alone story arc,”— a move which is receiving mixed emotions from fans. Will it be as epic as the first season or will it leave audiences feeling less than heroic like later seasons? Creator Tim King will return as executive producer and there will be a preceding web series to introduce new characters and story lines, along with some familiar old faces.

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