World of Superheroes: The Home of Comic Heroes http://www.worldofsuperheroes.com Superhero Films, TV shows, Comics, Video games Thu, 18 Sep 2014 15:41:28 +0000 en-US hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=3.9.2 Best 10 Worst 1 – Female Superheroines http://www.worldofsuperheroes.com/2014/09/best-10-worst-1-female-superheroines/ http://www.worldofsuperheroes.com/2014/09/best-10-worst-1-female-superheroines/#comments Thu, 18 Sep 2014 15:41:28 +0000 http://www.worldofsuperheroes.com/?p=54037 Best 10 Worst 1 Female Superheroines Best: Wonder Woman Scarlett Witch Power Girl Invisible Woman Supergirl Medusa Black Widow Catwoman Valkyrie She Hulk Worst: Dazzler

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Best 10 Worst 1
Female Superheroines

Best:
Wonder Woman
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Scarlett Witch
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Power Girl
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Invisible Woman
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Supergirl
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Medusa
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Black Widow
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Catwoman
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Valkyrie
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She Hulk
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Worst:
Dazzler
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The Flash: Premiere Episode Images & Cast Promos http://www.worldofsuperheroes.com/2014/09/flash-premiere-episode-images-cast-promos/ http://www.worldofsuperheroes.com/2014/09/flash-premiere-episode-images-cast-promos/#comments Thu, 18 Sep 2014 14:43:17 +0000 http://www.worldofsuperheroes.com/?p=55408 The Flash character promos and first episode images released by CW With The Flash premiere due to air next month CW have released a bunch of new images promoting the show. Images of the cast in the first episode have released showing Grant Gustin and his new team as well as promotional character images. After […]

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The Flash character promos and first episode images released by CW

With The Flash premiere due to air next month CW have released a bunch of new images promoting the show. Images of the cast in the first episode have released showing Grant Gustin and his new team as well as promotional character images.

After a particle accelerator caused a freak storm in the last season of ARROW, CSI Investigator Barry Allen was struck by lightning and fell into a coma. In the first episode he awakens Months later with the power of super speed, granting him the ability to move through Central City. Though he’s excited by his epic powers, Barry is shocked to discover he is not the only one who gained abilities in the explosion and not everyone is using their new powers for good. Barry partners with S.T.A.R. Labs and dedicates his life to protect the innocent.

Onnly a few close friends and associates know that Barry is literally the fastest man alive but it won’t be long before the world find out about The Flash.

Don’t forget to check the dates of all the other DC inspired shows returning and starting this Autumn: Diary dates for Autumn 2014 DC comics Inspired Shows

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ARROW Season 3: Flash/ARROW crossover episode Villain Revealed http://www.worldofsuperheroes.com/2014/09/arrow-season-3-flasharrow-crossover-episode-villain-revealed/ http://www.worldofsuperheroes.com/2014/09/arrow-season-3-flasharrow-crossover-episode-villain-revealed/#comments Thu, 18 Sep 2014 12:31:18 +0000 http://www.worldofsuperheroes.com/?p=55384 CW has released the official poster for ARROW Season 3 along with more images and a New Villain Spartacus and Star Trek into Darkness actor, Nick Tarabay, has joined the third season of ARROW as a fellow archer who is usually more associated with The Flash. Digger Harkness aka Captain Boomerang will be a villain […]

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CW has released the official poster for ARROW Season 3 along with more images and a New Villain

Spartacus and Star Trek into Darkness actor, Nick Tarabay, has joined the third season of ARROW as a fellow archer who is usually more associated with The Flash. Digger Harkness aka Captain Boomerang will be a villain that ARROW comes up against in the third season. He will appear in the 7th and 8th episode of ARROW and it’s no coincidence that he will be present in the crossover episode of ARROW and Flash.

Apparently Digger Harkness;

“will be a former A.R.G.U.S operative, highly skilled in martial arts and espionage, with a deadly thirst for vengeance against his former employers.”

It seems the Flash and Arrow will have their hands full in the episode when they will surely team up it seems to defeat Captain Boomerang. So there you go, we know the plot line and villain for The Flash and Arrow Cross over episode.

As well as that bit of news, CW have revealed the official poster for Season 3 along with some new stills of ARROW and his team including Roy Harper in his new Arsenal outfit, Olicity, Brandon Routh as Ray Palmer the new owner of Queen Consolidated and of course Stephen Amell in some stern looking shoots:

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Don’t forget to put the date in your planner of when all the DC inspired shows will start and return this Autumn: Diary dates for Autumn 2014 DC comics Inspired Shows

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Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D Season 2 Preview http://www.worldofsuperheroes.com/2014/09/agents-s-h-e-l-d-season-2-preview/ http://www.worldofsuperheroes.com/2014/09/agents-s-h-e-l-d-season-2-preview/#comments Wed, 17 Sep 2014 12:59:40 +0000 http://www.worldofsuperheroes.com/?p=55372 With Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D returning with Season 2 next week on ABC with Episode ‘Shadows’ they have released a preview showing the team after what happened at the end of Season 1 and in Captain America: The Winter Solider. The team are now fugitives, completely on their own but with still the same danger and […]

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With Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D returning with Season 2 next week on ABC with Episode ‘Shadows’ they have released a preview showing the team after what happened at the end of Season 1 and in Captain America: The Winter Solider. The team are now fugitives, completely on their own but with still the same danger and enemies and are forced to save the world alone.

Peggy Carter is set to appear in the Season premiere as a flashback to when S.H.I.E.L.D first started back in the 1940′s after Captain America was lost in the ice after World War 2.

Check out the official images released from abc as well from the Season premiere

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DC’s December 2014 Solicitation – Figures and Statues http://www.worldofsuperheroes.com/2014/09/dcs-december-2014-solicitation-figures-statues/ http://www.worldofsuperheroes.com/2014/09/dcs-december-2014-solicitation-figures-statues/#comments Wed, 17 Sep 2014 12:19:37 +0000 http://www.worldofsuperheroes.com/?p=55352 DC have revealed their December 2014 Solicitation Action Figures and Statues Despite the solicitations being released around Christmas they aren’t available to buy before April, which is a bummer for anyone who was thinking of getting one for a family member, like I was. The figures include DC’s show inspired characters from ARROW and the […]

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DC have revealed their December 2014 Solicitation Action Figures and Statues

Despite the solicitations being released around Christmas they aren’t available to buy before April, which is a bummer for anyone who was thinking of getting one for a family member, like I was. The figures include DC’s show inspired characters from ARROW and the up-coming The Flash series on CW. Each collectible holds a striking resemblance to the actors who plays them. They are also releasing other DC character favourites, The Art of War Wonder Woman, Vixen and Black and White Batman.

Check out the details of each including artist, size, price and Limited Edition total

THE FLASH ACTION FIGURE
New figure based on the up-coming CW television series the Flash, this detailed action figure of The Flash shows a resemblance to actor Grant Gustn in his scarlet uniform.
THE FLASH figure stand at 6.75″ tall and costs $24.95.
It goes on Sale April 2015
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ARROW STATUE
Sculpted by Gentle Giant Studios, This new version of the sold-out ARROW statue not only features a brand-new head sculpt with his hood down and mask on but also Oliver’s all-new bow seen in Season Two of ARROW. The statue is a Limited Edition of 5,200, it measures Approximately 13″ Tall and has a retail cost of $124.95
It goes on Sale April 2015

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ARROW ACTION FIGURE

Awesome Oliver Queen figure from Season Two is an intricately sculpted, highly poseable action figure. It comes complete with arrow and bow and has the hood up. The figure stands at 6.75″ tall and costs $24.95.
It goes on Sale April 2015

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DEATHSTROKE ACTION FIGURE

Based on the baddy Slade Wilson aka Deathstroke this figure is inspired by the CW TV series ARROW Season 2. It comes with sword and knife. The figure stands at 6.75″ tall and costs $24.95.
It goes on sale April 2015

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BATMAN BLACK & WHITE BATMAN STATUE
The statue is designed by DAVE JOHNSON and sculpted by MAT BROUILLARD. Famed cover artist Dave Johnson takes on The Dark Knight with this new statue in the best-selling line that brings his unique artistic style to life in 3D. It is a Limited Edition of 5,200 and Measures Approximately 6.8″ Tall at a retail cost of $79.95
It goes on Sale April 2015

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WONDER WOMAN: THE ART OF WAR – WONDER WOMAN
The statue is designed by TONY DANIEL and SCULPTED by JOESPH MENNA. The Amazon Warrior Wonder Woman bursts out of the pages of the hit SUPERMAN/WONDER WOMAN comic book series and is based on the designs of superstar artist Tony S. Daniel. It is a Limited Edition of 5,200 and Measures Approximately 8.5″ Tall at a retail cost of $79.95 US.
It goes on Sale April 2015

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DC COMICS COVER GIRLS: VIXEN STATUE
The statue is designed by STANLEY “ARTGERM” LAU and is sculpted BY SAM GREENWELL. Check out this sensational statue of the beautiful member of the Justice League, Vixen, that can take on the powers of the animal kingdom designed by renowned cover artist Stanley “Artgerm” Lau. It is a Limited Edition of 5,200 and Measures Approximately 9.5″ Tall at a retail cost of $99.95
It goes on Sale April 2015

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ARROW: High Speed Chase Trailer teases Episode 1 http://www.worldofsuperheroes.com/2014/09/arrow-high-speed-chase-trailer-teases-episode-1/ http://www.worldofsuperheroes.com/2014/09/arrow-high-speed-chase-trailer-teases-episode-1/#comments Tue, 16 Sep 2014 15:03:03 +0000 http://www.worldofsuperheroes.com/?p=55337 CW have released a new trailer for Season 3 of ARROW The trailer gives fans a good look at a newcomer to the third season, ex-Superman Brandon Routh who will take on the role of Ray Palmer aka Atom, a good look at the Olicity relationship that will spark new interest in the first episode, […]

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CW have released a new trailer for Season 3 of ARROW

The trailer gives fans a good look at a newcomer to the third season, ex-Superman Brandon Routh who will take on the role of Ray Palmer aka Atom, a good look at the Olicity relationship that will spark new interest in the first episode, Roy Harper puts on the mask and costume as Arsenal and a short flash of Thea kicking some ass as she trains with her father Malcolm Merlyn.

The first episode will show us Felicity and Oliver on a very belated first date.

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Longbox Time Machines http://www.worldofsuperheroes.com/2014/09/longbox-time-machines/ http://www.worldofsuperheroes.com/2014/09/longbox-time-machines/#comments Tue, 16 Sep 2014 13:29:27 +0000 http://www.worldofsuperheroes.com/?p=55331 Recently I had the joy of moving house (which explains my inactivity over the past month). It is said that moving is one of the most stressful experiences that you will have during your life, and I generally can’t disagree. However one thing made it all so much better – the unearthing of over 30 […]

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Recently I had the joy of moving house (which explains my inactivity over the past month). It is said that moving is one of the most stressful experiences that you will have during your life, and I generally can’t disagree. However one thing made it all so much better – the unearthing of over 30 years of collected comics, and the associated perusal of my longboxes.

Whilst moving my collection, I took time to have a quick flick through and take out some choice issues to revisit. Quite a few of my older boxes are indexed and ordered (I need to do similar with those from recent years), so spying words like ‘Web of SM’ or ‘TF UK’ on the top of the lids made it easy to find things I wanted to return to, and return I did.

Going back and re-reading old comics is not just about reading how Peter Parker got his black costume, or what Death’s Head was doing hunting down Galvatron. No, it is also about bringing back my memories of the time in my life I first read them. You see, comics to me work in the same manner as photographs do. They remind me of events and emotions I felt when I first read them. Whilst Peter was getting that black costume, I was learning to create pixel art on my computer. When Death’s Head began his hunt, I used to hang around my hometown with a kid named Mark who was as much a fan of Transformers as I was. I can recall where I bought each comic from, and the thrill of opening each issue for the first time and following the adventures within. Yup, boxes of comics are filled with nostalgia.

It is important to note that consideration as to the ideal nature of a new property to reside in had to account for storage space for my quite extensive collection. Thirty plus years of collecting can take up a fair bit of space, and I consider myself lucky to have a very patient and understanding wife.
Well, back to the collection I go. I’m just at the end of Alan Moore’s era on Captain Britain, and looking forward to reading the later tales.

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Retro Review – Howard: A New Breed of Hero http://www.worldofsuperheroes.com/2014/09/retro-review-howard-new-breed-hero/ http://www.worldofsuperheroes.com/2014/09/retro-review-howard-new-breed-hero/#comments Tue, 16 Sep 2014 13:21:20 +0000 http://www.worldofsuperheroes.com/?p=55323 I had less than fond memories of this film from its original release. As a fan of the wit of the comic book, I wanted the film to reflect that same level of satirical humour and tone. My memories of the film were that it was a mess, and bore little to no resemblance to […]

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I had less than fond memories of this film from its original release. As a fan of the wit of the comic book, I wanted the film to reflect that same level of satirical humour and tone. My memories of the film were that it was a mess, and bore little to no resemblance to the comic. Since then I’ve avoided the film at all costs. So, it was with a certain degree of trepidation that I returned to this film for a retro review. Surely it wouldn’t be as bad as memory serves?

Well, it wasn’t…

…It was worse!

I would say that time hasn’t been kind to the film, but then again it would have looked dated even back then. Gone is the somewhat self – aware and almost existential satire of the comic, instead we have a very 80s dayglo style along with a story that doesn’t know who the target audience are. The film is too childish in tone to be considered for an adult audience, yet throws out risqué humour, scenes in strip clubs, and duck seduction making for an uncomfortable viewing howardtheduck2dexperience for a family film.

Only two characters from the comics are present in the film, Howard and Beverly (played by Lea Thompson who seems embarrassed to be there for most of the film). However both characters bear little resemblance to their comic book counterparts, with Howard being changed in a major way. No longer is he the rude, abrasive outsider, sneering at human ways, instead he is given a more timid and victim-like character trait to try to make audiences sympathise with his plight. It fails – we find ourselves hating his whining nature pretty early on.

It isn’t a dead loss. There are some amusing levels of detail in the set design on Duck world, and also the stop motion elements towards the films end were quite obviously where the budget went. But aside from those small moments, the rest of the film is an unmitigated mess, and cost the careers of many involved in it.

Not even worth a curiosity viewing, Howard is a breed of hero that we can live without.

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Avengers: Age of Ultron Official Synopsis Revealed http://www.worldofsuperheroes.com/2014/09/avengers-age-ultron-official-synopsis-revealed/ http://www.worldofsuperheroes.com/2014/09/avengers-age-ultron-official-synopsis-revealed/#comments Tue, 16 Sep 2014 13:02:22 +0000 http://www.worldofsuperheroes.com/?p=55317 Marvel have finally released a full synopsis for Avengers: Age of Ultron. Age of Ultron is the sequel to the hugely success 2012 Avengers that brought together all the Avengers from their previous origin films together to defeat Loki and his army. Since the big battle that destroyed half of New York, the team went […]

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Marvel have finally released a full synopsis for Avengers: Age of Ultron.

Age of Ultron is the sequel to the hugely success 2012 Avengers that brought together all the Avengers from their previous origin films together to defeat Loki and his army. Since the big battle that destroyed half of New York, the team went their separate ways which meant Iron Man, Captain America and Thor have fought for their lives, families and homes in their own sequels or threequel in Iron Man’s case.

avengers2comiccon175Filming is wrapped up and editing and CGI is all that’s left for the Marvel team. The synopsis doesn’t give much more information away that we already knew, however, right at the end it does mention that the team will meet ‘an old friend in a new form’ with Paul Bettany as Vision. I wonder who will be the old friend as Paul Bettany was not physically in any of the films attached to the Avengers except as Jarvis’s voice for Iron Man in his three films and The Avengers. It also mentions that the team ‘confront’ the twins Scarlett Witch and Quicksilver which could mean they do battle in film before they join together to defeat Ultron.

The thing I am looking forward to most about this film is hearing James Spader voice Ultron. That will make my year!

Official Synopsis

Marvel Studios presents “Avengers: Age of Ultron,” the epic follow-up to the biggest Super Hero movie of all time. When Tony Stark tries to jumpstart a dormant peacekeeping program, things go awry and Earth’s Mightiest Heroes, including Iron Man, Captain America, Thor, The Incredible Hulk, Black Widow and Hawkeye, are put to the ultimate test as the fate of the planet hangs in the balance. As the villainous Ultron emerges, it is up to The Avengers to stop him from enacting his terrible plans, and soon uneasy alliances and unexpected action pave the way for an epic and unique global adventure.

Marvel’s “Avengers: Age of Ultron” stars Robert Downey Jr., who returns as Iron Man, along with Chris Evans as Captain America, Chris Hemsworth as Thor and Mark Ruffalo as The Hulk. Together with Scarlett Johansson as Black Widow and Jeremy Renner as Hawkeye, and with the additional support of Samuel L. Jackson as Nick Fury and Cobie Smulders as Agent Maria Hill, the team must reassemble to defeat James Spader as Ultron, a terrifying technological villain hell-bent on human extinction. Along the way, they confront two mysterious and powerful newcomers, Wanda Maximoff, played by Elizabeth Olsen, and Pietro Maximoff, played by Aaron Taylor-Johnson, and meet an old friend in a new form when Paul Bettany becomes Vision. Written and directed by Joss Whedon and produced by Kevin Feige, Marvel’s “Avengers: Age of Ultron” is based on the ever-popular Marvel comic book series “The Avengers,” first published in 1963. Get set for an action-packed thrill ride when The Avengers return in Marvel’s “Avengers: Age of Ultron” on May 1, 2015.

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The Vault – Alex Ross Batman and Superman Sketch http://www.worldofsuperheroes.com/2014/09/vault-alex-ross-batman-superman-sketch/ http://www.worldofsuperheroes.com/2014/09/vault-alex-ross-batman-superman-sketch/#comments Mon, 15 Sep 2014 15:53:24 +0000 http://www.worldofsuperheroes.com/?p=55296 Much of the Superman memorabilia in the Vault was purchased from a guy called Chris Dodds. We used to share tables at the memorabilia show each year and he had marvellous connections to the U.S collectors and dealers and was a friend of the guy that owned the Superman Museum in Metropolis Illinois. One of […]

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Much of the Superman memorabilia in the Vault was purchased from a guy called Chris Dodds. We used to share tables at the memorabilia show each year and he had marvellous connections to the U.S collectors and dealers and was a friend of the guy that owned the Superman Museum in Metropolis Illinois.

One of the finest and certainly most valuable pieces he got for me was this 18″x 30″ pencil drawing of Batman and Superman by Alex Ross. Alex Ross was still an unknown artist at the time so it was quite affordable. I wouldn’t like to have to buy it now.

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