A derelict ship floats in space, its troubled crew awakened from stasis with no memories of who they are or how they got on board. Their search for answers triggers the vessel’s deadly security system: a relentless android bent on their destruction. Facing threats at every turn, they have to work together to survive a voyage charged with vengeance, redemption, betrayals, and hidden secrets best left unknown. Science-fiction veterans Joseph Mallozzi and Paul Mullie, best known for their work on television’s _Stargate_ franchise, create a new and exciting universe! * By _Stargate_ series writers Joseph Mallozzi and Paul Mullie! * Classic science fiction for fans of _Aliens_, _Stargate_, and _2001: A Space Odyssey_. - $1.99
On the run, with no memory of who they are or where they are going, and being pursued by an unknown enemy, the crew unearths a clue buried deep within the ship’s database. Their search for answers leads them to a remote world, an alien threat, and, ultimately, the startling truth about their past! Fresh off their long tenure on _Stargate_, Joseph Mallozzi and Paul Mullie create a thrilling new science-fiction universe with kinetic pencils by exciting newcomer Garry Brown! * By _Stargate_ series writers Joseph Mallozzi and Paul Mullie! * Sci-fi action at its best! - $1.99
On the heels of a shocking revelation about the nature of their mission, the amnesiac crew struggle to come to terms with their roles and each other. Meanwhile, a space ship bristling with weaponry pops up on their radar and it doesn’t seem friendly. Will a reckless response to a perceived threat damn them all? * By _Stargate_ series writers Joseph Mallozzi and Paul Mullie! * Sci-fi action at its best! - $1.99
Abandoned by one of their own, the remaining crew members are trapped planetside as enemies orbit their position. Outnumbered and outgunned, their only hope rests with a suicidal last stand and help from a most unlikely source¦ By _Stargate_ series writers Joseph Mallozzi and Paul Mullie! Mind-bending sci-fi adventure! - $1.99
The six-person crew of a derelict spaceship awakens from stasis in the farthest reaches of space. Their memories wiped clean, they have no recollection of who they are or how they go on board. The only clue to their identities is a cargo bay full of weaponry and a destination – a remote mining colony that is about to become a war zone! With no idea whose side they are on, they face a deadly decision. Will these amnesiacs turn their backs on history, or will their pasts catch up with them? Collects issues #1-#4 of the miniseries. Sci-fi action from the writers of Stargate SG-1! - $8.99
Okay. So straight up spoilers for Catwoman #39 here.
In this current story arc written by Genevieve Valentine, Selina Kyle has given up being Catwoman to become Gotham’s biggest mob boss. In doing so, she’s somehow unintentionally created a new Catwoman in Eiko Hasigawa - the daughter of a competing mob boss.
In Catwoman #39, Selina Kyle is being threatened by Black Mask, and Gotham is on the brink of an all out gang war. Selina is in trouble, and Eiko Hasigawa is obviously converned, as they’ve developed quite an interesting relationship dynamic over the past few issues - Catwoman Annual #2 shed some really interesting light over Hasigawa’s motivations for becomming the new Catwoman.
The two, Selina in her crime boss tux and and Eiko in the Catwoman costume, share an interesting kiss on a rooftop.
While it seems like a ‘in-the-moment’ kiss, Selina does say it would be nice to further explore that kiss.
And in case you were skeptical, here’s the Catwoman writer confirming all our suspicions.
Not only does this mean we have DC Comic’s first female bisexual lead character in a solo title (in the New 52, anyway), but we also have the added joy of seeing a character of Japanese descent (Eiko Hasigawa) as possibly lesbian or bisexual too.
While we’re here, let’s just take a moment to appreciate Garry Brown’s wonderful artwork here.
While this is the first time Selina Kyle has been portrayed as something other than heterosexual, it’s not the first time we’ve seen a lesbian character as Catwoman. Holly Robinson, who was famously featured in Darwyn Cooke and Ed Brubakers Catwoman run in 2002 (my all time favourite Catwoman run, I might add), later became Catwoman when Selina Kyle stepped down. She was, of course, an openly lesbian character, winning Catwoman a GLAAD Media Award in 2004 for the portrayal of a LGBQT character.
How do you guys feel about the revelations? Are you excited to see development for Selina, or would you have preferred they kept her solely with Bruce Wayne? Could another character fill the role she’s playing?
Don’t forget to go and grab yourself copy of Catwoman #39: it’s clearly a very special issue!
That’s it for me, stay tuned for more DC and Comics news.
Director - Derek Cianfrance, Cinematography - Adam Arkapaw
“I’d promised I’d stay away from you, and I’ve stuck to my word. However hard that was for me. I’m gone now. Which is why you have this letter. And it brings me joy because it means that you came to find us. I never gave up hope that you would. Knowing you were safe and loved allowed us to live our lives away from you. I hope life has been kind to you. I hope that you can forgive me for keeping you. And for letting you go. Know that you have always been beloved.”
panels from Scarlet Witch Vol. 2 #9 by James Robinson & Joëlle Jones and The Accused #1 by Marc Guggenheim, Ramon Bachs, & Garry Brown
And now, folks, it is time for a deep 90′s cut.
One of the objections that gets thrown around on the Internet (read: Bleeding Cool) about Tony being on the anti side in Civil War II is that, in the 90′s, he built a machine called the Chaos Computer that used Wanda’s powers (back when they were still Probability Blah Blah Blah) to determine when something was going to go wrong in the world so they (and their team of characters you have never heard of, Force Works) could stop it before it happened.
This is a very 90′s premise, and this kind of Aggressive Proactivity™ was not limited to Force Works. It did not go well, and the whole thing fell apart when Tony killed several people and tried to frame Hawkeye for it. Because Tony was evil because mind control… Kang… Immortus… God, I am not explaining The Crossing.
This was all forgotten pretty quickly because the Avengers used a time machine to bring a teenaged version of Tony to the then-present, but around that time, Xavier and Magneto accidentally created a psionic monster called Onslaught who could only be defeated by all the non-mutant heroes being absorbed into an energy field and then Reed Richards’ omnipotent son Franklin created a pocket universe where… Do you see why writers aren’t clamoring to bring this up during Civil War II: Electric Boogaloo? This era of comics is not remembered fondly, and I’m surprised anyone but me thought to mention it at all.
But mention it they did. The first reference is straightforward. Wanda’s previous experience with this is part of why she’s ambivalent about the whole thing. She’s been here before, and – spoiler alert – she and Tony did not end all crime with the Chaos Computer. She rejects the idea that she’s a magic fix-it for this Heroes Fight Heroes storyline merry-go-round, and instead, chooses to focus on the Who Are Wanda’s Parents storyline merry-go-round.
The second reference is both obvious and nonsense. Daredevil (the Marvel Universe’s only lawyer now that She-Hulk is injured) brings up “Stark v. Maximoff” during Hawkeye’s trial. The context makes it clear that this is a small nod to Force Works, to the fact that all this happened before and will happen again. Except that, unless I’m misremembering my favorite terrible 90′s comic (unlikely), there was no lawsuit. And no reason for a lawsuit. Sure, Wanda and Tony argued during Force Works, but not in a way that would lead to the Supreme Court. There’s no other time when that would have happened either. I call shenanigans on you, imaginary court case.
I can only assume that Stark v. Maximoff ended the same way as the landmark case Batman v. Superman: with Tony and Wanda realizing that their mothers have the same name.* Of course, both of them have different mothers now because… retcons. So many retcons.
*It’s Maria/Marya, which is, like, ridiculously close to Martha. Someone write this AU.