TSP – March 23, 2015

On this edition of The Splash Page; Rat Queens is winning awards, Travel to Singapore for this awesome Avengers apartment, Gotham villian joining Lucifer pilot, Gal Gadot silences critics, and could ‘Apocalypse’ be the end of Mystique.

‘Rat Queens’ wins GLAAD Media Award

Rat Queens, the Image Comics fantasy adventure by writer Kurtis J. Wiebe and artist Roc Upchurch (now Stjepan Šejić), has won the the GLAAD Media Award for Outstanding Comic Book. Presented Saturday in Los Angeles, the awards honor outstanding portrayals of the gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender communities.

The Eisner-nominated series, described by Wiebe as “Lord of the Rings meets Bridesmaids,” includes among its raucous cast a lesbian Halfling named Betty. This is the first time Rat Queens has won a GLAAD Media Award.

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Read more at this link: http://robot6.comicbookresources.com/2015/03/rat-queens-wins-glaad-media-award/

Avengers-themed apartment is Earth’s Mightiest Fan Cave

Courtesy of Singapore’s Aboslook Interior Design comes this incredibly swanky — and unashamedly nerdy — that features an enormous illuminated S.H.I.E.L.D. logo in the living room, a mural of Earth’s Mightiest Heroes in the dining room (with an Avengers logo that cleverly disguises storage), a Hulk-dominated kitchen, and, perhaps appropriately enough, an Iron Man bedroom (Where else would you expect Tony Stark?).

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Read more at this link: http://robot6.comicbookresources.com/2015/03/avengers-themed-apartment-is-earths-mightiest-fan-cave/

Gotham Veteran Lesley-Ann Brandt Joins Lucifer Pilot

Onetime Gotham villain Lesley-Ann Brandt has joined the cast of Warner Bros. Television’s Lucifer pilot for FOX, DC Entertainment Chief Creative Officer Geoff Johns has confirmed.

Reports earlier this week were that Brandt would replace Lina Esco in the role of Mazikeen.

Lucifer’s best friend, and known by “Maze,” Mazikeen is a fierce demon in the form of a beautiful young woman, according to the initial casting.

brandt-mazikeen-128464Read more at this link: http://comicbook.com/2015/03/23/gotham-veteran-lesley-ann-brandt-joins-lucifer-pilot/

Gal Gadot responds to criticism over her Wonder Woman casting

Ever since Gal Gadot (Fast & Furious 6) was cast as the new Wonder Woman for DC’s upcoming slate of comic-book flicks — starting with her first appearance in Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, and then she’s off to headline the first Wonder Woman movie ever — there’s been some heavy (and pretty vocal) criticism concerning her slight frame and some, erm, shall we say less curveous attributes? But the Israeli born actress is actually taking it all in strides.

In a recent interview via Robot Underdog (it was originally given in Hebrew), where the actress details her painful, six weeks wait to see if she’d gotten the role, Gal Gadot revealed how she actually felt regarding those online haters who complained her body didn’t actually match the comic-book depictions of the well-endowed Diana, Princess of Themyscira:

“Don’t be shy. They said that I was too skinny and my boobs were too small. [Laughs] I’m really lucky nothing in my life was instantaneous. When I was younger I would take criticism really hard. But now it mostly amused me. The true Amazons had one boob so it won’t bother them in their archery. So it’s not going to be like real Amazons. We always try to make everyone happy but we can’t.”

Wonder-Woman-Gal-GadotRead more at this link: http://www.blastr.com/2015-3-23/gal-gadot-responds-criticism-over-her-wonder-woman-casting

WILL “APOCALYPSE” BE THE END OF JENNIFER LAWRENCE’S “X-MEN” RUN?

Jennifer Lawrence may headline her own blockbuster franchise with the “Hunger Games” films, but for may genre movie fans it will be her turn as X-Men villain Mystique with which her name will always be associated. However, four years after her debut as the blue-skinned shape shifter in “X-Men: First Class,” the star indicates she’s preparing to embark on the final chapter in her Marvel mutant career.

“It is my last one, actually, yes,” Lawrence told MTV News when asked if “X-Men: Apocalypse” will be her last film in the franchise.

df-03057_rRead more at this link: http://www.comicbookresources.com/article/will-apocalypse-be-the-end-of-jennifer-lawrences-x-men-run

Gregor Sprague is the Co-Creator/Host/Producer of the Elsenerds Network (Elsenerds.com) and you can follow him on Twitter (@ThatGregor)

 

 

 

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Gregor Sprague

Co-Creator of Elsenerds.com, Comic Book reader, and SciFi Lover, Super Powers include Knowledge of comic book universes, the ability to point to his location on his hand, and reaching items on the top shelf.