New DC December solicitations are out and the two covers of Doomsday Clock #2 are revealed:
I’m not recognising the costume on the left – the black and white socks/leggings, the black corset with the red buttons and frilled collar. The only things that’s springing to mind is the Harlequin but I’m not convinced. The Nostalgia bottles and case in the bag labelled ….NITE aren’t clues either.
But on the left, his hand resting on Lex’s right shoulder? That’s clearly the armband of Ozymandias and as the solicitation says
DC and Watchmen characters collide at last!
it seems likely that at least one other Watchmen character besides Dr Manhattan is making their way to the DCU. Which makes me wonder if this bit of the solicitation:
And killer clowns trek through Gotham seeking a madman.
is referring to Rorschach – is he the madman?
Okay so it was yesterday but I was off being in work and doing boring, grown up stuff like that.
First picture of David Harbour as Hellboy has arrived via Mike Mignola:
Ron Perlman nailed it, but even so, that’s a damn good Hellboy by anybody’s estimation.
And the other bit of good news is that Dark Horse will be publishing the entire Hellboy series in chronological order in omnibus editions next year!
Now, for the first time ever, Dark Horse Books will publish Mike Mignola’s award-winning Hellboy stories in chronological order with the HELLBOY OMNIBUS COLLECTION, creating the definitive reading experience for Hellboy fans and an ideal entry point for new readers.
I don’t know if I classify as a new reader as I’ve read a handful of stories but have always been a bit daunted at working out which trade to get first – I hate dipping in to something to find there were three books before hand – so these new omnibuses will definitely make my must buy list next year.
Garth Ennis’ series that royally rips into superheros, The Boys, appears to be heading to Amazon as a TV series, headed up by Seth Rogen and Evan Goldberg, the same producing pair who are behind the adaptation of Preacher.
After the mess that was the Green Hornet film, I was dubious of Rogen’s involvement but after two seasons, the Preacher show works a treat so I’ll be interested to see what they do with The Boys.
I wonder if they’ll keep the opening line:
Are they not the most inspiring opening words ever?
Never mind “The man in black fled across the desert, and the gunslinger followed.”
Forget “Call me Ishmael.”
Pay no attention to “It is a truth universally acknowledged that a single man in possession of a good fortune must be in want of a wife.”
The opening line of Bloodbath #1 – “We don’t know where they’re from, or what they want . . . other than our spinal fluid.” – will surely go down in history as . . . well, as something.
Annotations for the two issue Bloodbath series that wraps up the Bloodlines event are now underway.
Please spare a thought for me, eh?