TSP – April 8th 2015

On this edition of The Splash Page; Captain America 3 coming to an IMAX near you, another Mark Millar comic coming to the big screen, Gotham Academy team talks Damian Wayne joining the book, first cast photo of David Ayer’s Suicide Squad, plus the picks of comics for April 8th, 2015

CLOONAN, FLETCHER DISCUSS DAMIAN WAYNE’S “GOTHAM ACADEMY” ENROLLMENT

Batman’s son officially joined the cast of “Gotham Academy” in the closing pages of the most recent issue, making an immediate impact on the critically acclaimed DC Comics series by liberating “The Diary of Millie Jane Cobblepot” from a sealed room at the prestigious (albeit perplexing) prep school.

By hand-delivering the prized possession to his dear old dad, the next chapter of “Gotham Academy” begins, but readers will have two wait until June for the next issue as “Gotham Academy” — like the rest of DC Comics’ ongoing monthlies — takes a two-month hiatus during the “Convergence” event.

Image courtesy of DC Comics

 

Read more at this link: http://www.comicbookresources.com/article/cloonan-fletcher-discuss-damian-waynes-gotham-academy-enrollment

Mark Millar’s Jupiter’s Legacy Headed To The Big Screen

Mark Miller and Frank Quitely’s Image Comics series Jupiter’s Legacy is making its way to Hollywood. Millar is partnering with Transformers and G.I. Joe producer Lorenzo di Bonaventura to bring his latest superhero reimagining to the big screen.

Jupiter’s Legacy is the story of two generations of superheroes: the righteous and upright parent generation, and their children, who seem to have fallen victim to a slacker, celebrity lifestyle of drugs and unfulfilled potential.

Image Courtesy of Image Comics

Read more at this link: http://comicbook.com/2015/04/08/mark-millars-jupiters-legacy-headed-to-the-big-screen/

Captain America: Civil War & Star Wars: Rogue One Are Headed To IMAX

IMAX has renewed its contract with Walt Disney Studios to ensure that many future Disney, Marvel, Pixar, and Lucasfilm movies will be coming to IMAX theaters.

The deal lasts through 2017 and includes the upcoming Captain America: Civil War, standalone Star Wars film Rogue One, and several others.

Image Courtesy Marvel/Disney

Read more at this link: http://comicbook.com/2015/04/08/captain-america-civil-war-star-wars-rogue-one-are-headed-to-imax/

POTD: David Ayer Assembles His ‘Suicide Squad,’ Minus Jared Leto [UPDATED With New Cast]

For fans looking forward to Suicide Squad, you have to follow the film’s writer/director David Ayer on Twitter. The guy loves dropping great teases from the set and production of the film and his latest is the best yet. Production starts very soon on the DC Comics film, scheduled for release August 5, 2016, and Ayer posted a photo from the table read.

Image Courtesy of David Ayer

Read more at this link: http://www.slashfilm.com/suicide-squad-cast-photo/

Comic Picks for April 8th 2015.

DC Comics

  • Convergence #1
  • Convergence: The Question #1
  • Convergence: Harley Quinn #1

Image Comics

  • Descender #2
  • Jupiter’s Circle #1
  • ODY-C #4
  • Savior #1
  • Southern Cross #2

Marvel Comics

  • All-New Hawkeye #2
  • Captain Marvel #14
  • Howard the Duck #2
  • Spider-Woman #6
  • True Believers: Civil War #1 and Planet Hulk #1

Full list found at: http://www.comicbooked.com/big-wad-of-comic-stuff-day-after-easter/

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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