The Splash Page Blog; June 10th 2015

Warner Bros. TV  announces it’s SDCC Line-up. The Walking Dead’s Jon Bernthal will Punish Daredevil Season 2 and more on The Splash Page Blog.

CBS SETS “SUPERGIRL” PREMIER DATE ALONGSIDE “THE BIG BANG THEORY”

Though it will regularly go toe-to-toe with another DC Entertainment television property (Fox’s “Gotham”) this fall, CBS’ take on “Supergirl” will start out its run with a boost from another geek culture stalwart.

Deadline revealed the premier dates for Greg Berlanti andAndrew Kreisberg’s take on DC’s Girl of Steel, and the show will air its premier episode on October 26 at 8:30 PM after an all-new episode of “The Big Bang Theory.” The trade notes that the move is based on a similar launch last year for the drama “Scorpion” which ultimately proved successful in the ratings.

After that debut, “Supergirl” will settle into its regular Monday night slot at 8:00 PM starting on November 2.

Image Courtesy of CBS

Read more at this link:  http://www.comicbookresources.com/article/cbs-sets-supergirl-premier-date-alongside-the-big-bang-theory

DIDIO SAYS UPCOMING STORIES BRING “CLARITY” TO THE END OF “CONVERGENCE”

At the conclusion of last month’s “Convergence” #8, the final issue of the two-month DC Comics event, it appeared that just about everything from the publisher’s long history was now back in continuity, even if it had been previously erased by prior events. Yet in a chat with CBR News, DC Comics Co-Publisher Dan DiDio said there may be more — or less — to that ending than widely interpreted by readers.

“I think what’s fun is the conversation that it creates at this moment between the fans,” DiDio told CBR. “As a longtime fan before joining DC, nobody was ever out there explaining the comic stories to me. We went out and tried to figure it out. I think what you’ll see in the future are stories that will help bring some level of clarity to that. But from where we stand right now, I love the conversation. I love the excitement of people trying to figure it out, and make sense of what they see in front of them, and what it might be, or might not be, at the end of the day.”

DiDio explained that it was the reaction to “Convergence” — as seen in very strong sales numbers — that motivated DC to pursue more stories stemming from the event, which ran from April to May and was headlined by a weekly series written by Jeff King with Dan Jurgens and Scott Lobdell; joined by a variety of artists including Ethan Van Sciver, Carlo Pagulayan and Stephen Segovia.

Image Courtesy of DC Comics

Read more at this link:  http://www.comicbookresources.com/article/didio-says-upcoming-stories-bring-clarity-to-the-end-of-convergence

Jon Bernthal Is the Punisher for ‘Daredevil’ Season 2

There’s a new Punisher in town. The fourth actor to play the role on screen, this time on television rather than in film, is The Walking Dead‘s Jon Bernthal. Daredevil season two will feature Bernthal as Frank Castle, whose black-clad alter ego is better known as Marvel’s gun-toting, gangster-blasting anti-hero. We’ll see Bernthal as Castle when the show returns to Netflix in 2016.

THR reports the casting, and notes that there’s some question as to whether he’ll be a regular or recurring role. The report does say that he is expected to have “a big presence” in the show’s second season.

Whatever prominence Bernthal ends up having on the show, he’s a perfect choice for the role. He’s got the physicality and intensity needed to sell the character’s extreme tendencies, and has an incredible face that is ideal for the role. Looking at him, you’d almost think he’s been the basis for several versions of the character from various artists over the years.

Image Courtesy of AMC Studios

Read more at this link: http://www.slashfilm.com/punisher-joins-daredevil/

Suicide Squad Movie Logo Revealed

Warner Bros. has unveiled the official logo to Suicide Squad.

Premiering at this week’s Licensing Expo 2015 in Las Vegas, the logo for David Ayer’s super villain team-up film takes several visual cues from comic book artist David Aja. As Aja revealed last week, DC Comics commissioned the artist to design their 2011 “Suicide Squad” comic book series’ logo. The series and logo lasted for 30 issues, before DC revamped both in 2014 with “New Suicide Squad”.

Image Courtesy of Comingsoon.net

Read more at this link: http://comicbook.com/2015/06/09/suicide-squad-movie-logo-revealed-/

WARNER BROS. TV ANNOUNCES COMIC-CON LINEUP, INCLUDES “SUPERGIRL,” “LEGENDS OF TOMORROW”

Warner Bros. TV’s Comic-Con International lineup will feature several shows from their superhero roster, including “Supergirl,” “Arrow,” “The Flash,” “Gotham” and more, Deadline reports.

While “Arrow,” “The Flash” and “Gotham” will be making a return, this will be “Supergirl” and “Legends of Tomorrow’s” first convention appearance. “Vixen,” the animated series that will tie into “The Flash”/”Arrow” universe, will also make an appearance. “Teen Titans Go!,” “Lucifer” and “iZombie” are also slated for their own panels.

Image Courtesy of CW Television

Read more at this link:  http://www.comicbookresources.com/article/warner-bros-tv-announces-comic-con-lineup-includes-supergirl-legends-of-tomororw

THE COMICS YOU NEED FOR JUNE 10, 2015

DC Comics

  • All-Star Section 8 #1 (Of 6)
  • Batman #41
  • Constantine The Hellblazer #1
  • Harley Quinn #17
  • Red Hood Arsenal #1
  • Starfire #1

Image Comics

  • Chrononauts #4 (Of 4)
  • Descender #4
  • Saga #29
  • Walking Dead #142

Marvel Comics

  • 1602 Witch Hunter Angela #1
  • Captain Marvel And The Carol Corps #1
  • Ghost Racers #1
  • Marvel Zombies #1
  • Silk #5
  • Spider-Verse #2
Image Courtesy of Comicbooked.com

Find More Comics at this link: http://www.comicbooked.com/the-comics-you-need-for-june-10-2015/

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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