Kevin Melrose

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Johns, Lee and More Talk Villains in Clip from "Necessary Evil"

Tue, September 3rd, 2013 | Category: TV/Film

To mark the launch on Wednesday of DC Comics’ Villains Month and "Forever Evil," the much-publicized event series by Geoff Johns and David Finch, DC has released a clip from "Necessary Evil: Villains of DC Comics."

Vaughan & Staples' "Saga" Wins 2013 Hugo Award

Mon, September 2nd, 2013 | Category: Comic Books

This past weekend at LoneStarCon 3, Image Comics' "Saga" by Brian K. Vaughan & Fiona Staples won the 2013 Hugo Award for Best Graphic Story in the annual awards presented by the World Science Fiction Society.

Bryan Cranston Laughs Off Lex Luthor Rumor

Mon, September 2nd, 2013 | Category: TV/Film

"Breaking Bad" star Bryan Cranston has seemingly dismissed a widely circulated report that he'll appear as Lex Luthor in no fewer than six Warner Bros. films, laughing, "Six? This is all news to me."

"Spider-Man: Turn Off the Dark" Gets Tell-All Book Treatment

Fri, August 30th, 2013 | Category: TV/Film

The troubled $75 million musical "Spider-Man: Turn Off the Dark" was lampooned and scrutinized from the start, and now the most expensive production in Broadway history is the subject of a tell-all book.

How To Celebrate Jack Kirby's 96th Birthday

Wed, August 28th, 2013 | Category: Comic Books

Jack Kirby, who, with Joe Simon, created the genre of romance comics before co-founding the Marvel U with the likes of Stan Lee and Steve Ditko, would have turned 96 today. ROBOT 6 has suggestions on how to celebrate.

Lobo's New Look Might Not Be As "Twilight-y" As Fans Fear

Tue, August 27th, 2013 | Category: Digital Comics

Writer Marguerite Bennett assures fans the lewd and violent interstellar bounty hunter “is much bigger, meaner and nastier” than the concept art DC Comics released for the new-look Lobo would lead them to believe.

"Spider-Man: Turn Off the Dark" Ticket Sales Dip to Record Low

Tue, August 27th, 2013 | Category: TV/Film

"Spider-Man: Turn Off the Dark" grossed a record-low $966,952 in ticket sales last week, the first time since performances began in November 2010 that the musical, the most expensive in Broadway history, dipped below $1M.

"Avengers" Animatics Reveal Glimpse of Wasp, Possibly Hint of "Age of Ultron"

Tue, August 27th, 2013 | Category: TV/Film

Newly released animatics from "The Avengers" reveal the Wasp participating in the fight against the Chitauri, a darker side of J.A.R.V.I.S., an earlier introduction for Iron Man and more.

DC's "Justice League of America" to Become "Justice League Canada"

Fri, August 23rd, 2013 | Category: Comic Books

DC Comics is announcing today at Fan Expo Canada that "Justice League of America" will be renamed "Justice League Canada" next spring as the team relocates in the aftermath of Trinity War and "Forever Evil."

We Lost Out On The Amazing World of Superman Theme Park

Thu, August 22nd, 2013 | Category: Comic Books

Metropolis, Illinois -- best known for its official designation of "Hometown of Superman" -- once had plans for a theme park called the Amazing World of Superman with concept art by Neal Adams.

"Arrow" Casts "Homeland" Threat As New Villain

Thu, August 22nd, 2013 | Category: TV/Film

Navid Negahban, who played the terrorist Abu Nazir on Showtime's hit "Homeland," will debut as a new villain named Al-Owal in an episode of "Arrow" titled "The Demon's Head."

Final "Seaguy" Miniseries "Still a Long Way Off," Stewart Cautions

Wed, August 21st, 2013 | Category: Comic Books

A new profile of Grant Morrison closed with the promise of the third and final volume of Vertigo series "Seaguy" in 2014, but his collaborator Cameron Stewart cautions excited fans "it's still a long way off."

Thor and Asgard Arriving in Disneyland This Fall

Tue, August 20th, 2013 | Category: TV/Film

Disney announced it will bring more of the Marvel Universe to its theme parks this fall, when Disneyland guests will have a chance to visit Asgard and “come face-to-face” with Thor himself.

D.J. Caruso Still Attached to "Preacher," Hopes to Have "Good News" Soon

Tue, August 20th, 2013 | Category: TV/Film

Two and a half years after signing on to "Preacher," DJ Caruso says he's still attached to direct at adaptation of the acclaimed Vertigo comics series by Garth Ennis and Steve Dillon.

Latest "Amazing Spider-Man 2" Photos Tease Sinister Six

Mon, August 19th, 2013 | Category: TV/Film

Sony Pictures has released eight more "Amazing Spider-Man 2" images, including one photo that could hint at the villain -- or, rather, villains -- for the third installment of director Marc Webb’s rebooted franchise.

Dancer Injured During "Spider-Man: Turn Off the Dark" Performance

Fri, August 16th, 2013 | Category: Comic Books

"Spider-Man: Turn off the Dark," the Broadway musical that was plagued by accidents in the early months of its run, has claimed another victim, with dancer Daniel Curry seriously injured during a performance.

"300: Rise of an Empire" International Trailer Promises "Death and Destruction"

Thu, August 15th, 2013 | Category: TV/Film

The new international trailer for "300: Rise of an Empire" sets Greece and Persia on a collision course, as Rodrigo Santoro's god-king Xerxes pledges, "Nothing will stop the march of my empire."

Mark Wahlberg Wants a Shot at Marvel's "Iron Man" Franchise

Wed, August 14th, 2013 | Category: TV/Film

While in the United Kingdom promoting "2 Guns," star Mark Wahlberg revealed he’d like to take over the role of Iron Man from Robert Downey Jr.

D23: Captain America Makes his Disney Debut

Fri, August 9th, 2013 | Category: TV/Film

Captain America appeared at Disney's D23 event to promote the new Avengers Academy kids’ area that’s being added Disney Cruise Line’s flagship Disney Magic as part of a “reimagineering” of the 15-year-old vessel.

Marvel Debuts Loki-Packed Trailer for "Thor: The Dark World"

Wed, August 7th, 2013 | Category: TV/Film

Marvel Studios has premiered a new trailer for director Alan Taylor's "Thor: The Dark World" that hits upon that magic movie formula: widespread destruction, a touch of humor and lots of Tom Hiddleston's Loki.