Happy Friday everyone and welcome to another edition of DC Weekly for the week of November 12th through the 15th. The biggest news of the week was the passing of the legendary Stan Lee who was so important to the comic book industry. Like most of the world, DC Comics released a statement on Monday via their Twitter account as well as a tribute poster for the creator of so many of our favorite heroes, you can check them out both below.
He changed the way we look at heroes, and modern comics will always bear his indelible mark. His infectious enthusiasm reminded us why we all fell in love with these stories in the first place. Excelsior, Stan.
— DC (@DCComics) November 12, 2018
Last week we had reported that it was rumored that Kevin Durand was in talks to play Jason Woodrue aka the Floronic Man in the DC Universe’s Swamp Thing live action series. This week we have learned that he is officially on board to play the villain. This casting comes just in time as Swamp Thing‘s pilot episode began production yesterday, which we learned about via Crystal Reed’s Instagram page where she posted a photo of Leb Wiseman, director for the pilot episode, behind a camera with the caption #dayone. Reed is starring in the series as Abby Arcane. You can check out the post below!
This week in comics was the release of DC Comics’ Mister Miracle #12 by Tom King, which will wrap up the critically acclaimed series. Tuesday we got news that this February DC Comics will launch a new mini-series titled Female Furies, written by Cecil Castellucci, artwork by Adriana Melo and covers by Gerads. The series will center around the group of female warriors created by Jack Kirby that debuted Mister Miracle #6 in 1972. They are trained by the sadistic Granny Goodness to be a group of elite soldiers for Darkseid on Apokolips. But even though they are so skilled they are rarely used on the front lines of battle, which is where this story begins. Check out the cover to the first issue below!
Also on Tuesday during DC Universe’s DC Daily they released a featurette for Warner Bros. upcoming film Aquaman where they talk about the amazing worlds that James Wan has created. Check it out below!
Aquaman officially opens in theaters on December 21st, but if you’re an Amazon Prime member, you have the opportunity to attend an early screening of the film on December 15th at select theaters across the country. Regal Cinemas, Cinepolis, Bow Tie Cinemas, ArcLight, Showcase Cinemas and Studio Movie Grill are all participating in the early screenings.
Sticking with DC film news, on Wednesday we learned that another major role had been cast for Warner Bros.’ film Birds of Prey. Ella Jay Basco will be playing the role of Cassandra Cain. Her role is important because it’s been reported that Cain’s character will come across a diamond that belongs to mobster Black Mask and the Birds of Prey have to come together to protect her. The film has a release date of February 7th, 2020.
Thursday we got another look at Ruby Rose’s Batwoman and I must say she looks great! Also we learned a little more about her role in the Elseworlds crossover. Since it contains some minor spoilers feel free to check out the link below to check out the image as well as when we are finally going to get to see her on screen.
Also speaking about The CW DC shows Thursday on DC Daily we got the dates for when their series will return after their mid-season break.
The Flash Tuesday January 15th 8pm
Supergirl Sunday January 20th 8pm
Arrow Monday January 21st 8pm
Black Lightning January 21st 9pm
Note that Legends of Tomorrow is missing from that list. That is because Black Lightning will be moving into that Monday 9pm slot and Legends of Tomorrow will not be aired until April of 2019 after Black Lightning wraps up its second season.
Last but certainly not least on Thursday DC Entertainment also released its plans to celebrate the 80th anniversary of the first appearance of Batman in Detective Comics #27 in 1939. Also, they will be celebrating the issue number 1000 which will have a new story featuring the comic book debut of the Arkham Knight, a character that has been seen before in the Rocksteady Studios’ game Batman: Arkham Knight. Check out the details in the link below!
Speaking of comic books here are My Top 5 DC Comics for this week:
5. Catwoman #5 written and illustrated by Joelle Jones
4. Red Hood Outlaw #28 by Scott Lobdell with art by Pete Woods
3. Detective Comics #992 by James Robinson with art by Carmine Di Giandomenico
2. Electric Warriors #1 by Steve Orlando with art by Travel Foreman
1. Mister Miracle #12 by Tom King with art by Mitch Gerads
Another busy week for all things DC! What news stood out to you this week? Let us know in the comment section below!
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