This Month in Superheroes & Comics
Supergirl Premiers on CBS
It's been a long time in the making, but there's finally a TV show centered around a female superhero. CBS aired the series premiere of its show Supergirl on October 26, which follows the story of Supergirl (Kara Zor-E) from the DC universe. Along with Superman, Supergirl is one of the last surviving Kryptonians. Kara-Zor-El is unofficially adopted and raised by the Danvers family at the age of 13. The Danvers family teaches her how to embrace her powers rather than attempting to hide them.
Supergirl has received mostly positive reviews from critics. It even received approval from U.S. Republican Presidential Candidate Jeb Bush. When speaking to reporters during a Q&A session in Las Vagas, Bush called the biological cousin to Superman pretty hot. “Supergirl is on TV – I saw that when I was working out this morning. There's an ad promoting Supergirl. She looked kind of … she looked pretty hot. I don't know what channel it's on, but I'm looking forward to that." I guess if Bush approves, we all should.
Supergirl airs on the CBS network Monday nights 8:30/7:30 Central.
Marvel to Launch Four New Comic Series
Good news Marvel fans: Marvel is planning four new comic book series to its lineup. As first reported by ComicBookResources, the new series include the following:
- International Iron Man -- created by Brian Michael Bendis and Alex Maleev, International Iron Man will follow the same story arc as Invincible Iron Man
- The Punisher -- this series will be written by Becky Cloonan of Southern Cross and Gotham Academy, with design illustrations created by Steven Dillon.
- Hyperion -- written by Chuck Wendig and designed by Nik Virella.
- X:Men Worst X:Men Ever -- this unique series will center around Bailey Hoskins, who is apparently the worst mutant superhero ever.
There's still no word on when exactly these four new Marvel comic book series will be released, but you can check back with our blog here Belts Buckles Tees for all of the latest news.
William Shatner and Stan Lee to Create Comic Book Imprint
William Shatner, who is best known for playing Captain Kirk in the sci-fi TV series Star Trek, has announced plans to create a new comic book imprint in collaboration with Stan Lee. Of course, this shouldn't come as a surprise given Shatner's recent interest in graphic novels. Just last summer, the Star Trek legend released a "Man O' War" comic series.
Reports now indicate that LNL Partners will team up with Shatner to launch a comic book imprint called "Shatner Singularity after the Star Trek." The new imprint will feature Stan Lee's newest graphic comic in addition to several pieces produced by Shatner (yes, he enjoys writing comics as well). Shatner confirmed the project during the Comikaze Expo 2015, during which he said that he was thrilled to be working with Stan Lee.
As most comic book fans probably know by now, Stan Lee is responsible for creating many of Marvel's most popular characters, some of which includes X-Men, Spider-Men, the Fantastic Four, etc. Lee has also made cameo appearances in nearly every Marvel film, ranging from X-Men to The Avengers. With Lee and Shatner collaborating on the same project, this is huge news for comic book fans young and old alike.
DC Comics to Bring Back Teen Titans
While most eyes are focused on Marvel and the countless number of projects that it has lined up, DC Comics is also bust at work. The company revealed earlier this month that it would be reviving Teen Titans in a new, original universe.
Teen Titans, as you can see in the photo above, consist of younger sidekicks, such as Robin for instance. When Teen Titans was originally launched, it was part of a 52-issue series that many critics dubbed the worst failure in DC Comics' history. This forced the company to cancel its sidekick-focused superhero title -- at least for the time being. It now appears, however, that DC Comics will attempt to revive Teen Titans in an all-new graphic illustrated series.
The new series, titled Titan Hunt, will feature all of the sidekicks shown in the photo above. The story surrounding the series remains unknown at this time, but hopefully DC Comics won't disappoint this time around. Rumors circulating on the web (possible spoiler alert) indicates that Titan Hunt may bring Roy Harper, Dick Grayson, Garth of Atlantis, and Donna Troy together. This has yet to be confirmed, however, so take it with a grain of salt.
Sneak Peak at Marvel's Star Lord #1
Marvel's comic book series centering around Star-Lord from Guardians of the Galaxy launched on November 1, 2015. The first issue will be writer by Sam Humphries and illustrated by Javier Garron.
The synopsis for the first issue includes following: "The child of a doomed romance between a Human and a Spartax. The man who would become the leader of the Guardians of the Galaxy. Before there was the Star-Lord, there was Peter Quill, and his story will finally be told this November in STAR-LORD #1. After that tragic day his mother was taken from him but before his spacefaring adventures, Peter was…an astronaut?! Or at least, he wanted to be. His mission: get revenge for the death of his mother! "Star-Lord #1 is available for sale for $3.99.