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Meet the New Writers of James Bond 007 – Vita Ayala and Danny Lore

Vita Ayala and Danny Lore are writing the new “James Bond 007” comic, and if some people were ticked at a black woman taking over 007 before…

There’s been a whole lot of noise about Lashana Lynch, most recently seen as Maria Rambeau in Captain Marvel, being given the 007 number in the film currently known only as Bond 25. A black woman as 007?

We suspect there’s going to be even more noise over this. Bleeding Cool reports:

Vita Ayala and Danny Lore are the new writers for Dynamite Entertainment’s comic book series, James Bond 007, with art from Eric Gapstur . The new James Bond 007 #1 comic book will be published in October with covers from Jimmy Cheung.

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We here at ComicMix are big fans of Vita and Danny, and look forward to reading it in three months… unless, of course, they slip us an early look…

Bro, Do You Even Edit? Justice League: Release the Snyder Cut Ads Spotted at Comic-Con

Bro, Do You Even Edit? #ReleaseTheSnyderCut ads for “Justice League” spotted at Comic-Con

Bro, Do You Even Edit? Justice League: Release the Snyder Cut Ads Spotted at Comic-Con

Fans hoping to convince Warner Bros. to release an extended cut of Justice League as envisioned by director Zack Snyder have taken out a billboard in San Diego to greet fans during Comic Con International, marking the latest in a series of highly visible requests from the fans.

Fans supporting the #ReleaseTheSnyderCut hashtag will descend on San Diego wearing t-shirts, paying for billboards and, if past behavior is any indicator, probably asking questions about the cut at DC and Warner Bros. events. The campaign has become long enough and visible enough to compare to the efforts by fans to pressure Warner Bros. into releasing Richard Donner’s cut of Superman II — which they eventually did, but it took about 20 years.

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Bill Sienkiewicz receives 3-volume Career Retrospective

Bill Sienkiewicz receives 3-volume Career Retrospective

For forty years, the name Bill Sienkiewicz has been synonymous with groundbreaking, genre-pushing artwork. Since exploding on the scene in the pages of Moon Knight, and continuing to push the boundaries of what’s possible in comic book art in titles like The New Mutants, Daredevil, and Elektra: Assassin, Sienkiewicz has built a reputation as one of the most respected, original, and, unpredictable artists to ever work in comic books. To honor the career of a true artistic original, Six Foot Press will publish Bill Sienkiewicz: Revolution, Vol. I in October 2019, in both standard Trade Edition and Limited Edition formats, with two more volumes planned to follow. 

Revolution features a ton of artwork,” said Sienkiewicz. “A lot that people have seen, and plenty from my private notebooks that they have never seen. And that’s just Volume 1!” 

Bill Sienkiewicz: Revolution Vol. I, (Trade Edition) features a fabric-wrapped, foil- stamped cover and contains over 200 pages of art, as well as an introduction by best-selling writer Neil Gaiman, an interview with Sienkiewicz, and an essay by Ben Davis, award-winning Senior Writer for Artnet News, who examines Sienkiewicz’s process and places him within the context of art and popular culture. 

“Bill Sienkiewicz is a great comic book artist and a great artist, period,” Davis said. “He’s both mastered the visual storytelling of costumed heroics and hatched works of the most singularly weird, personal, and tough-to-categorize kind. Sometimes 

Sienkiewicz has actually done both at once—which in my opinion is what makes him really great. Just exactly how he’s pulled off this trick is what we try to show in this book, so I hope the result has something new to offer art snobs and superfans alike.” 

The Limited Edition is a fabric-covered clamshell box containing a collection of 40 individual deluxe reproductions of previously unpublished paintings, drawings, sketches, and mixed media works from four decades of Sienkiewicz’s notebooks and personal collection as well as other private collections. A booklet signed by the artist will include an introduction by Neil Gaiman and an interview in which Sienkiewicz explains his influences and techniques and offers his view on the future of comic book art. 

“Bill’s work has served to revolutionize the comic book industry. But he is a fine artist whose experimental techniques and unusual mixing of mediums deserve serious consideration by the larger art world,” explains Charles Kim, Publisher of Six Foot Press and former Associate Publisher of The Museum of Modern Art in New York. “This three-volume series will give us the chance to explore his output from a new perspective.” 

Bill Sienkiewicz: Revolution, Vol. I will be released in October 2019. The Trade and Limited Editions are available now for pre-order

Jason Mewes goes behind the camera for Madness in the Method

Jason Mewes goes behind the camera for Madness in the Method

LOS ANGELES and NEW YORK // July 12, 2019 – Cinedigm has announced it will release Jason Mewes’ meta comedy MADNESS IN THE METHOD in select theaters and on demand beginning August 2, 2019, with a DVD and Blu-ray™ release planned for fall. Fans attending San Diego Comic Con can get a sneak peek at the film on July 18 at the TCL Chinese Theatre at Theatre Box, with Jason Mewes in attendance for a Q&A.

Produced by Autumnwood Media and written by Chris Anastasi and Dominic Burns, the film stars Mewes (Mallrats), Vinnie Jones (Snatch), Gina Carano (Haywire), Jaime Camil (Jane the Virgin), Kevin Smith (Clerks), Danny Trejo (Machete), Stan Lee (in his last onscreen role), Teri Hatcher (Tomorrow Never Dies), Brian O’Halloran (Mallrats), and Dean Cain (God’s Not Dead).
In the film, Mewes, tired of Hollywood’s perception of him, embarks on a quest to reinvent himself as a serious actor. Upon advice from best friend Kevin Smith, Mewes tracks down a highly secretive method-acting book – with disastrous consequences. Joining the star-studded ensemble are David Dastmalchian (Ant-Man), Mickey Gooch, Jr. (How to Be Single), Blake Harrison (The Inbetweeners), Casper Van Dien (Starship Troopers), and Judd Nelson (The Breakfast Club).

Best known as the vocal half of the on-screen comedic duo, Jay and Silent Bob, Mewes has reprised his role as the celebrated character, “Jay,” in a number of films. With cult-fans following his controversial antics, Mewes has captured audiences with rebellious banter against his unspoken other half and longtime friend, Kevin Smith (Silent Bob). Since the beginning of the duo’s offbeat work together, Mewes and Smith have continued to build on their beloved character driven roles from the Jay and Silent Bob series. Most recently, the duo wrapped Jay and Silent Bob Reboot, which is scheduled for release later this year.

New Clips from Fast Color

New Clips from Fast Color

SANTA MONICA, CA (June 4, 2019) — Reveal the power within when Fast Colorarrives on Digital June 18 and on Blu-ray™ (plus Digital), DVD, and On Demand July 16 from Lionsgate. Featuring an immensely talented cast including Gugu Mbatha-Raw (Beauty and the BeastA Wrinkle in TimeMiss Sloane), Lorraine Toussaint (Selma, Into the Badlands, Orange Is the New Black), Saniyya Sidney (FencesHidden Figures, The Passage), Christopher Denham (BillionsArgoShutter Island), and Academy Award® nominee David Strathairn (2005, Best Actor, Good Night, and Good Luck) , this Rotten Tomatoes Certified Fresh™ film follows a young woman whose superhuman abilities keep her on the run until she finally decides to go home and search for help. Directed by co-writer Julia Hart (Miss Stevens) and produced by co-writer Jordan Horowitz (La La Land), Mickey Liddell (I Can Only Imagine), and Pete Shilamion (Jackie), Fast Color, according to Deadline’s Pete Hammond, is “a female-empowered superhero movie unlike any other you have ever seen – and that’s a very good thing.”
Hunted by mysterious forces, a young woman (Gugu Mbatha-Raw) with supernatural abilities must go on the run when her powers are discovered. With nowhere else to go, she flees back to her family and the farmhouse she abandoned long ago. There, while being pursued by the local sheriff (David Strathairn), she begins to mend the broken relationships with her mother (Lorraine Toussaint) and daughter (Saniyya Sidney), and unearths the depths of the power within her.
Bring home Fast Color and get an in-depth look at what it took to make this inspiring sci-fi drama with a never-before-seen making-of featurette and audio commentary with writer-director Julia Hart and writer-producer Jordan Horowitz. The Fast ColorBlu-ray and DVD will be available for the suggested retail price of $24.99 and $19.98, respectively.

  • Audio Commentary with Writer-Director Julia Hart and Writer-Producer Jordan Horowitz
  • “A Mother’s Power: Making Fast Color” Featurette


Year of Production: 2017
Title Copyright: Fast Color © 2018 Make it Rain LLC. All Rights Reserved. Artwork & Supplementary Materials © 2019 Lions Gate Entertainment Inc. All Rights Reserved.
Type: Theatrical Release
Rating: PG-13 for a scene of violence and brief strong language.
Genre: Sci-Fi, Drama
Closed-Captioned: N/A
Subtitles: Spanish, English SDH
Feature Run Time: 100 Minutes
BD Format: 1080p High Definition 16×9 1.85:1 Presentation
DVD Format: 16×9 1.85:1 Presentation
BD Audio: English 5.1 DTS-HD Master Audio™ 
DVD Audio: English 5.1 Dolby Digital Audio

Dee Wallace Talks Returning to Critters

Dee Wallace Talks Returning to Critters

We have loved actress Dee Wallace, who starred in the original Critters as Helen Brown and returns to the franchise for a second time in the mysterious role of Aunt Dee in Critters Attack!

Wallace’s career spans 45 years with highlights including featured roles in E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial10The HowlingCujo and The Frighteners, in addition to consistent roles across popular primetime television series, including recent turns on SupernaturalNCIS and Grimm. Wallace was nominated for an Emmy Award for her performance as Patricia Spencer in the legendary soap opera, General Hospital.

Produced by Blue Ribbon Content in association with SYFY, with production services provided by Blue Ice Pictures. Critters Attack! lands on earth on July 23, 2019, from Warner Bros. Home Entertainment on Blu-rayTMCombo Pack, DVD and Digital.

Critters Attack! and The Banana Splits Movie will be jointly featured on a panel at Comic-Con International on Thursday, July 18 from 4:30-5:30pm in Room 6DE. Wallace will be joined by co-stars and filmmakers on the panel.

Trails of Bone, 2nd Relicant Chronicles book, now out

Trails of Bone, 2nd Relicant Chronicles book, now out

This past week the second volume of The Relicant Chronicles, Trails of Bone, was released. Written by best-selling author Aaron Rosenberg, it continues the disparate adventures of a warrior, a monk, a thief, a killer, a soldier, and a ruler, each trying to make their way through a world once rich with magic but now severely diminished.

The first volume, Bones of Empire, was released in December by Falstaff Books in print and digital and Tantor Media in audio. It received sterling reviews. Rosenberg describes the series as “Anime-esque epic fantasy,” or a cross between Game of Thrones and Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon. In this world, characters absorb knowledge and memories from the bones of the dead, which is a brilliantly twisted way to gain power.

Bones introduced readers to two young brothers who set out on a journey with little money and only a few of the relic bones called aishone, seeking to make their way in a world. Things become tumultuous and the brothers’ fates are changed forever when they are forced to make a dangerous deal that could lead to their success—or their deaths. Meanwhile the emperor has struggles of his own, as do a young graverobber and a remorseless killer, all of them striving to make sense of their world. Their journeys are not only exciting but loosely connected, and readers will find themselves on the edge of their seats waiting to read the outcome.

One reviewer said of it, “The rich, fun, (slightly dark) world that Aaron Rosenberg writes is a delight to travel to and visit.” Another called it [a] fascinating story of a decaying empire, a looming war, and the people caught up in the middle.

The second volume is also available in print and digital from Falstaff and audio from Tantor. The back cover copy reads: “Amid all this chaos an emperor learns about his subjects firsthand, a warrior battles both foes and ancient tradition, a young man tests recently acquired prowess while another learns to rely on himself, a young graverobber struggles to overcome new scruples even as a different young woman with no scruples begins to amass power, a strange pair wreak havoc, and a mysterious new threat approaches the capital.” The book delivers all this and more, giving readers a window into a world thrown into chaos and war, and into the lives of its people and into the magic at the heart of everything.

“In Bones I got to present all the main characters and set them on their respective paths,” Rosenberg explained. “In Trails we get to see each of them starting to come into their own, but also we’re seeing some of them start to intersect. Those connections are only going to increase as the series continues.” The Relicant Chronicles is a five-book series, with the next book releasing at the end of 2019.

Rosenberg is a prolific author across multiple genres and audiences. A founding member of Crazy 8 Press, he is perhaps best known for his game-design work, his tie-in novels, and his snarky character DuckBob, star of the four-book SF comedy series The Adventures of DuckBob Spinowitz.

James Gunn’s Brightburn set for Digital Release in August


What if a child from another world crash-landed on Earth, but instead of becoming a hero to mankind, he proved to be something far more sinister? With Brightburn, the visionary filmmaker of Guardians of the Galaxy and Slither presents a startling, subversive take on a radical new genre: superhero horror.


  • 3 “Quick Burns” Vignettes hosted by Actor Elizabeth Banks, Producer James Gunn & Director David Yarovesky
  • “Hero-Horror!” featurette: It’s not often filmmakers successfully and seamlessly combine both Horror and Superhero into a genre-bending “Hero-Horror” category. Hear from Producer James Gunn and Screenwriters Brian and Mark Gunn as we will learn the methods of their filmmaking style and their dotting of the “i”’s and slashing of the “t”’s storytelling process.
  • “Nature vs. Nurture” featurette: Hear from Actor Jackson A. Dunn, Producer James Gunn, Screenwriters Brian and Mark Gunn and understand the creative process involved in flipping the script of the traditional “Superhero” and diving into what motivates and moves our new Anti-hero, Brandon Breyer.
  • Filmmaker Commentary with Director David Yarovesky, DP Michael Dallatorre, and Costume Designer Autumn Steed


Director: David Yarovesky
Executive Producers: Brian Gunn, Mark Gunn, Simon Hatt, Dan Clifton, Nic Crawley, Kent Huang
Producers: James Gunn, Kenneth Huang
Screenplay By: Brian Gunn & Mark Gunn
Cast: Elizabeth Banks (Hunger Games franchise), David Denman (The Office), Jackson A. Dunn (Avengers: Endgame), Matt Jones (Mom) and Meredith Hagner (Younger)


Run Time: 90 minutes
Rating: Rated R for Horror Violence/Bloody Images, and Language

gen:LOCK – The Complete First Season now Streaming, Disc in Oct.

BURBANK, CA (July 8, 2019) – Rooster Teeth’s action-packed realm of diverse characters, cool robots, sophisticated storytelling and immersive worldbuilding takes centerstage in gen:LOCK – The Complete First Season. Warner Bros. Home Entertainment presents the acclaimed animated series – along with a bevy of enthralling enhanced content – via Digital starting July 9, 2019, and on Blu-ray ($24.98 SRP) and DVD ($19.98 SRP) on October 1, 2019. Order due date is August 27, 2019.

Heralded by critics and fans alike, gen:LOCK – The Complete First Season takes place 50 years in the future as an oppressive authoritarian force threatens to conquer the world. A daring team is recruited to pilot a new form of weaponized neuroscience that powers devastating mech-giants – colossal weaponized robots – but they must be willing to sacrifice everything to save the planet.

The all-star cast is led by Michael B. Jordan (Black Panther, Creed), Dakota Fanning (The Alienist, War of the Worlds, Coraline), Maisie Williams (Game of Thrones), Kōichi Yamadera (Ghost in the Shell, Cowboy Bebop), Golshifteh Farahani (Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales, The Upside), Asia Kate Dillon (Billions, John Wick: Chapter 3 – Parabellum) and David Tennant (Doctor Who, Jessica Jones, Good Omens).

Created by Gray G. Haddock (Red vs. Blue, RWBY, RWBY Chibi), gen:LOCK is Rooster Teeth’s most liked, viewed and shared new series – the first season has garnered 44 million social media impressions to date. Debuting in January 2019, the inaugural series received laurels across the board, including praise from The New York Times (touted on the “Winter Watch List”), SyfyWire (featured among its top “Series To Watch”), and Inverse (“packed with fun, charming characters”). DC will release its first gen:LOCK comic later in 2019.

gen:LOCK – The Complete First Season presents cutting-edge animation and imaginative storytelling that takes viewers on altogether new, futuristic adventures,” said Mary Ellen Thomas, Warner Bros. Home Entertainment Vice President, Family & Animation Marketing.  “gen:LOCK is the perfect example of enthralling faire to kick off the new partnership between Warner Bros. Home Entertainment and Rooster Teeth.”

“We’re thrilled to be partnering with fellow WarnerMedia company Warner Bros. Home Entertainment on this release and future releases of Rooster Teeth home media,” said Matt Hullum, Rooster Teeth co-founder and CEO. “gen:LOCK – The Complete First Season is perfect for every fan of the series, with incredible behind-the-scenes content that takes you inside the world of gen:LOCK and Rooster Teeth.”

gen:LOCK – The Complete First Season


  1. The Pilot
  2. There’s Always Tomorrow
  3. Second Birthday
  4. Training Daze
  5. The Best Defense
  6. The Only Me I Know
  7. It Never Rains…
  8. Identity Crisis

gen:LOCK – The Complete First Season Enhanced Content – DVD

  • gen:LOCK Behind The Scenes
  • Michael B. Jordan discusses his character Julian Chase
  • Michael B. Jordan discusses Anime
  • gen:LOCK Character Reveal Teaser #1, #2, #3, #4
  • gen:LOCK – Official Trailer
  • RWBY Volume 6 Trailer
  • Camp Camp Season 3 Trailer

gen:LOCK – The Complete First Season Enhanced Content – Blu-ray

  • All Enhanced Content from DVD
  • Episode 6 Animatic Commentary
  • Episode 7 Animatic Commentary
  • gray:LOCK
  • Listen Carefully: The Art of Sound in gen:LOCK
  • Trailers from Arizona Circle, Achievement Haunter, Blood Fest, The Weird Place and Waiting For The Punchline


Street Date: October 1, 2019

Order Due Date: August 27, 2019

DVD Price: $19.98 SRP

Catalog #: 1000745154 / 883929685653

Blu-ray: $24.98 SRP

Catalog #: 1000745153 / 883929685646

Languages: English


REVIEW: Pet Sematary

Stephen King was on a roll when Pet Sematary came out in 1983, with each horror novel seemingly creepier than the last. After all, everyone loves a loyal pet, and many families can recount how they commemorated an animal/fish/bird’s life at death. Turn that domestic normality on its head and you can terrify most everyone. King admitted this was perhaps his most disturbing work, the one where he may have gone too far (which is saying a lot).

The 1989 film adaptation starred Fred Gwynne, Dale Midkiff, and Denise Crosby and did a fairly good job capturing the spirit of the novel. It performed well enough that it spawned a best-forgotten sequel.

And as with all things, it was been remade this spring and is out now on disc from Paramount Home Entertainment.  

The premise remains the same: the Creeds have moved into a rural home near the local Pet Sematary. No sooner do they settle in than their cat is killed and therefore becomes the latest resident of the graveyard but then things get weird.

Adapted by horror film writer Matt Greenberg, it was polished by Jeff Buhler (David Kajganich went uncredited) and then directed by the duo of Kevin Kolsch and Dennis Widmyer, the movie performed well at the box office but I, like so many others, question “was this a necessary remake?”

The cast of Jason Clarke, John Lithgow, Amy Seimetz, Jeté Laurence, Maria Herrera, and Sonia Maria Chirila are all good in their roles but the entire production has been a read this, seen that already feel and despite trying to explore some new aspects of the town and sematary, it just never rises to the feeling of freshness. The first film did a more faithful job adapting the novel and here they try to go deeper into the mythology of the land but isn’t enough. The more gruesome visuals and thrills also fail to overcome the ho-humness of it.

The film was released in the usual assortment of formats including the $K Ultra HD/Blu-ray/Digital HD combo pack. The 2160p/Dolby Vision UHD is only a slight improvement over the Blu-ray, despite being shot at resolutions of 2.8K and 3.4K and finished at 2K. Yes, the image is sharper overall, especially important when offering an atmospheric film with creepy shadows, lots of night scenes, and shapes that go bump in the night. Colors, notably within the Creed house, do pop nicely. The exteriors build on soundstages are brought into sharper relief here which does spoil the overall feel the producers were hoping for.

The film’s Dolby Atmos soundtrack works quite nicely, well matching the atmospheric feel of the film. The sound effects are sharp and do add a nice feel to the experience.

The Special Features are found on the Blu-ray and contain an Alternate Ending (9:16), followed by Deleted and Extended Scenes (16:09); Night Terrors (4:57); The Tale of Timmy Baterman (3:04); Beyond the Deadfall: Chapter One: Resurrection (16:54), Chapter Two: The Final Resting Place (12:38), Chapter Three: The Road to Sorrow (13:59), and Chapter Four: Death Comes Home (18:07). These are all moderately entertaining and informative but nothing out of the ordinary, much like the film being supported.