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Brett Summers

Crawled out of the Black Lodge in 1976, only to find himself in the Village.

Preview: BLACK MONDAY MURDERS #1

“MAMMON” ALL HAIL GOD MONEY! From JONATHAN HICKMAN (EAST OF WEST, Secret Wars, Avengers) and TOMM COKER (UNDYING LOVE) comes a new crypto-noir series about the power of dirty, filthy money… and exactly what kind of people you can buy with it. THE BLACK MONDAY MURDERS is classic […]

Preview: Darth Vader #25

IT IS THE FINAL ISSUE! It has all built up to this! Vader’s trials against Cylo’s creations! His machinations against the Emperor! His covert missions with Doctor Aphra and her murderous droids! All comes to fruition in an oversized 40-page issue by the stellar team of Kieron Gillen […]

Preview: MARCH – BOOK 03

Top Shelf is honored to present the stunning conclusion to the award-winning and best-selling MARCH trilogy. By Fall 1963, the Civil Rights Movement is an undeniable keystone of the national conversation, and as chair of the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee, John Lewis is right in the thick of […]

Yuko Mizutani passes away aged 51

Cult Faction is sad to report that anime voice actress Yuko Mizutani passed away on Tuesday aged 51 years old following a battle with breast cancer. Mizutani was best known for her roles of Sakiko Sakura in Chibi Maruko-chan, Mihoshi Kuramitsu in Tenchi Muyo!, Ikuko Tsukino in Sailor Moon […]

Preview: TMNT UNIVERSE #1

Introducing a new era in TMNT! This series will explore characters and story-lines that are pivotal to the IDW TMNT universe! When a mysterious new mutant targets Baxter Stockman, it will be up to the TMNT to reluctantly save him. Little does everyone know that a larger trap […]

Preview: ALL STAR BATMAN #1

“My Own Worst Enemy” part one! Superstar writer Scott Snyder explodes into an all-new Batman series alongside legendary artist John Romita Jr., reimagining some of the Dark Knight’s greatest villains. First up: Two-Face! Batman must take Two-Face to a destination out of Gotham City, but the duplicitous villain […]

Preview: SUICIDE SQUAD #1

“The Black Vault” part one! When a mysterious and definitely super-important cosmic item falls out of the heavens and into enemy hands, America has only one option: Task Force X, Amanda Waller’s strike team of incarcerated super-criminals. A one-stop-shop for plausibly deniable espionage and ultra- violence, this “Suicide […]

Preview: LADY KILLER 2 #1

The killer housewife is back! The Schuller family has moved to Cocoa Beach, Florida, where life carries on as usual. Josie continues to juggle Tupperware parties, her kids, and a few human heads. However, when someone from her past tails her on a hit, she may be in […]

Preview: BRIGGS LAND #1

Briggs Land, nearly a hundred square miles of rural wilderness, contains the largest anti-government secessionist movement in the United States. When matriarch Grace Briggs wrests control of the operation from her incarcerated husband, she sparks a war within the community-and her immediate family-that threatens to bring the full […]

Preview: Assassination Classroom

Forget about homework and pop quizzes. The students of Class 3E have a far more important assignment: kill their teacher before the end of the year! A tentacled sensei that moves at Mach 20 is out to conquer the classroom after destroying seventy percent of the moon. In […]

Preview: Madballs #2

Last month’s debut of the patently absurd Madballs reboot from Roar Comics has taken the world by storm — or at least that segment of the world that likes snot/barf jokes and nutso horror/sci-fi takes on classic toys. With coverage across the pop culture spectrum, these gross little heads […]

Cult TV Essentials: Die Swart Kat

Borrie Veldt (Christo Niehaus) is an ordinary 12-year-old boy by day and secret crime fighter by night. Disguised as Die Swart Kat (Black Cat), using his BMX he solves the crimes that confuse his detective father (Kerneels Coertzen). Die Swart Kat always leaves his calling card on the scene […]

Cult TV Essentials: Interster

Interster was a two-season science-fiction puppet television show made for children and shown in South Africa from the early 1982-1986 (37 episodes). It has often been compared to Thunderbirds. The entire series was produced in Afrikaans. Unlike Captain Scarlet and the Mysterons or Fireball XL5, there was no unified government […]

Cult TV Essentials: Aerial City 008

Created by Sakyo Komatsu and produced by Japanese puppeteer Kinosuke Takeda (Galaxy Troop Boy, Spaceship Silica), Aerial City 008 was a Japanese TV Series which aired from April 7th 1969 to April 3rd 1970 with a total of 230 episodes. Aerial City 008 is set in the early 21st Century and […]

Harley Quinn to get own movie?

The Hollywood Reporter has dropped a bomb that Warner Bros. want to develop a Harley Quinn movie starring Margot Robbie as the villain. They note that the movie is not going to be a “solo” Harley Quinn movie, but instead a film that features a number of female DC characters – possibly […]

Powerless TV show update

NBC have released more info on their upcoming DC show Powerless: In the first comedy series set in the universe of DC Comics, Vanessa Hudgens (“Grease Live,” “High School Musical”) plays Emily, a spunky young insurance adjuster specializing in regular-people coverage against damage caused by the crime-fighting superheroes. It’s […]