The Splash Page Blog: July 13th, 2015

On this edition of The Splash Page Blog; Every new comic announced from SDCC, New trailer for CW Seed’s Vixen, A Terrific character coming to Arrow, Flash has found its Jay Garrick and Patty Spivot, Stephen Amell unveils the Green Arrow, and Norman Reedus tells people where to riot.

Every New Comic Announced At San Diego Listed

Yeah, that Batman V. Superman: Dawn of Justice trailer was mind melting. Sure, Deadpool’s footage reinstated our faith in Ryan Reynolds. And the flurry of DC Entertainment TV announcements? We’re already glued to our televisions.

But buried beneath the splashy multimedia news at this year’s San Diego Comic Con were the comic books fueling these marquee projects. The convention’s four-color representatives didn’t disappoint this year, with dozens of new titles coming from almost every publisher. Below, we’ve mapped out every new comic book series announced, from Marvel to Udon Press, during the four-day convention. And be sure to click on the appropriate links for’s coverage of the news. If anything, it should reinforce you faith that Comic Con is–you know–about the comics.

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‘Vixen’ Trailer: The CW’s Latest Superhero Gets Animated

The CW’s comic book universe continues to expand this summer with CW Seed’s Vixen, the first animated show to join the DC lineup. Megalyn Echikunwoke (The Following) voices lead Mari McCabe, an orphan from Africa who inherits a totem that gives her the powers of animals.

The digital series features several characters from the rest of The CW’s DC-verse, with Stephen Amell (Arrow), Grant Gustin (The Flash), Emily Bett Rickards (Felicity Smoak), and Carlos Valdes (Cisco Ramon) all lending their voices to the show.

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Mr. Terrific Joining Arrow Season 4

Mr. Terrific will join the cast of The CW’s Arrow Season Four, producer Greg Berlanti announced today at the series’ Comic-Con panel.

They didn’t identify which of the various Mr. Terrific identities would be the one used on the series, although Michael Holt seems to be the most likely, since he’s been the default Mr. Terrific for years and was championed by DC Entertainment Chief Creative Officer Geoff Johns.

Berlanti did reveal that the character will work with Felicity Smoak and will be gay.

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That Jay Garrick helmet in the first season finale of “The Flash” wasn’t just an Easter egg — the original Flash is official for season two of the hit CW series, to be played by Teddy Sears. Additionally, Shantel VanSanten has been cast as Patty Spivot, a relatively newer addition to comic book lore. Both castings were made official Saturday night at Comic-Con International in San Diego, as part of the “Warner Bros. Television and DC Entertainment Screening Block” panel.

Here’s the official character description of Jay Garrick, created by Gardner Fox and Harry Lampert and first seen in 1940’s “Flash Comics” #1: “Jay is a mysterious figure who arrives in Central City to warn Barry Allen and his team at S.T.A.R. Labs of an impending danger that he alone cannot hope to stop.”

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Watch Stephen Amell Open Arrow Panel In Green Arrow Costume

What better way to introduce a new costume – and identity – for the star of your hit series than having him come out on stage dressed in it? That was The CW’s way of thinking when kicking off the panel for Arrow, inside of WBTV’s massive panel block at Hall H at Comic-Con International: San Diego 2015. In the new duds, which feature some new armor components and a slightly brighter green, star Stephen Amell came onto the stage to welcome the crowd.

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SDCC: Norman Reedus Specifies Where He’d Like His Fans To Riot If Daryl Dies

Between his career-defining roles in “Boondock Saints” and “The Walking Dead,” Norman Reedus has developed an intense fandom. A fandom so fervent they threaten to riot if Daryl Dixon bites it on “Walking Dead.” And that’s fine by Reedus. But he has some specific instructions about how to rage on Daryl’s behalf.

Spinoff Online: “The Walking Dead” fans say that if Daryl dies they will riot. What is that kind of fan response like for you?

Norman Reedus: I mean I know it’s a t-shirt. Thank you? I like a good riot. I remember the LA riots, and I was like, “Why don’t we get the DMV? Let’s take down the DMV. Why are we taking down this store? Who needs a TV? Let’s burn the DMV!”

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