The Splash Page Blog: July 11th 2015 Comic-Con Special

On this Special Comic-Con edition of The Splash Page Blog; Static Shock is in DC Comics again, amazing Cosplay from SDCC, The Killing Joke coming to the DC Animated Universe, Robot Chicken’s DC Comics Special Trailer, Agents of Shield getting a Big Inhuman next season, and Grant Morrison going back to the Multiversity.

SDCC: MILESTONE MEDIA RETURNS TO DC COMICS AS “EARTH-M”

The Milestone Media characters are back at DC Comics.

The publisher announced at a press event Saturday morning that “Dakota universe” characters such as Static Shock, Icon and Hardware will return to DC as residents of “Earth-M,” part of the DC multiverse. New projects are on the way, with creators including Milestone co-founder Denys Cowan, “Milestone 2.0” partner Reginald Hudlin, DC Entertainment Chief Creative Officer Geoff Johns and DC Comics Co-Publisher Jim Lee. No specific projects or release dates have yet been released.

“We have to keep this company alive,” Milestone co-founder Derek T. Dingle told the gathered press as to the reasons for bringing back the company. “We have to maintain diversity in this industry.”

Image courtesy of DC Comics

Read more at this link:  http://www.comicbookresources.com/article/milestone-media-returns-to-dc-comics-as-earth-m

SDCC 2015 Cosplay Day 2 – All Aboard the Nostalgia Train

SDCC 2015 continues and the cosplay just keeps on coming. Featured inside this gallery we’ve got one of the best Groot’s I’ve ever seen, a whole bunch of 90’s nostalgia, and even a little bit of rock and roll.

Image courtesy of Escapistmagazine.com

See more Cosplay Awesomeness at this link:  http://www.escapistmagazine.com/articles/view/comicsandcosplay/cosplaygalleries/14293-San-Diego-Comic-Con-Cosplay-Gallery-Day-2

Could Harley Quinn Be In The Killing Joke Animated Movie?

At San Diego Comic-Con International, Bruce Timm confirmed that the next DC Universe Original Animated movie would be The Killing Joke, an adaptation of the classic Alan Moore and Brian Bolland graphic novel staring the Joker. In the comics, The Joker escapes Arkham, shoots and paralyzes Barbara Gordon in order to terrorize her father, Gotham City Police Commissioner Jim Gordon.

While the Joker’s henchwoman, Harley Quinn, was not a part of the original graphic novel, ComicBook.com learned that she may head play into the feature length animated adaptation. Earlier in the day during a roundtable discussion for producer Bruce Timm’s current production, Justice League: Gods and Monsters, we asked Timm if he had recently recorded a (then) unnamed animated feature with voice actress Tara Strong. Strong, for those who don’t know, has voiced the character Harley Quinn since the 2011 Batman video game, Batman: Arkham City. Tim confirmed that he was working on a project with Strong, but would not reveal what the project specifically was.

Image courtesy of Comicbook.com

Read more at this link: http://comicbook.com/2015/07/11/could-harley-quinn-be-in-the-killing-joke-animated-movie-/

SDCC: WATCH “ROBOT CHICKEN DC COMICS SPECIAL 3: MAGICAL FRIENDSHIP” TRAILER

When one thinks of the DC Universe, go-go dancing, crotch kicking or demented joking around may not be the first things that come to mind.

But those elements of the world’s greatest superheroes will once again be brought to the fore in the latest “Robot Chicken DC Comics Special.” Seth Green and Matthew Senreich’s stop motion homage to classic geek culture previously skewered Aquaman’s powers, the Riddler’s beach body and other oddball aspects of DC, and the madness continues in a new trailer for “Robot Chicken DC Comics Special 3: Magical Friendship.”

Read more at this link:  http://www.comicbookresources.com/article/sdcc-watch-robot-chicken-dc-comics-special-3-magical-friendship-trailer

Lash the Inhuman Joins Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. Cast

At the Marvel TV panel at Comic-Con International: San Diego 2015 Friday afternoon, Marvel Studios revealed a newcomer to the Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. cast.

Lash, one of the newest Inhumans in the Marvel Comics universe, is joining the cast of the show in some capacity. Marvel TV head Jeph Loeb told the audience at the panel simply that he’s “coming,” without revealing anything about the character’s allegiance or how much he’d be used.

Lash was created in 2014’s Inhuman #1 by writer Charles Soule and artist Joe Madureira. A hulking beast of an Inhuman, Lash hails from Orollan, a hidden city of Inhumans who believe the bloodline – and those who get exposed to the Terrigen Mists – must be kept pure (somewhat similar to the city of Inhumans in season 2 of the show). Strong and agile, Lash also has the ability to absorb and expel energy.

Image courtesy of Marvel Comics

Read more at this link: http://comicbook.com/2015/07/10/lash-the-inhuman-joins-marvels-agents-of-s-h-i-e-l-d-cast/

SDCC: MORRISON, DC ANNOUNCE “MULTIVERSITY TOO,” “BATMAN: BLACK & WHITE” OGNS

During the his DC Comics panel, Grant Morrison announced a new line of original graphic novels: “Multiversity Too.” The series of OGNs take place in the various worlds introduced in the core “Multiversity” series and from the “Multiversity Guidebook.” The first title in the line — “Multiversity Too: The Flash” — arrives in 2016. However, which version of the Flash we’ll be seeing in that title is currently unknown. For all we know it could be all of them, a moment set up in the “Guidebook.”

“Multiversity Too isn’twhat you think it is. It’s not a follow-up,” Morrison explained. “All these years since 1987 I’ve been trying to get the Multiverse back.” However, it wasn’t just a confined Multiverse. Morrison said he wanted to bring back the idea of an infinite Multiverse. This series of graphic novels plays in that infinite.

“If you imagine that Multiverse map is one bubble of 52 universes,” he said. “There are more bubbles of 50 or 100 universes.”

Image courtesy of DC Comics

Read more at this link: http://www.comicbookresources.com/article/sdcc-morrison-dc-announce-multiversity-too-batman-black-white-ogns

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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.