DC Comics' July Highlights: "Batgirl," "Nightwing" and a "New Super-Man"
Last week, presidential hopeful Jeb Bush weighed in on his favorite superhero, citing Batman before adding, “[Supergirl] looked pretty hot… I don’t know what channel it’s on, but I’m looking forward to that.” It wasn’t long before “Supergirl” star Melissa Benoist caught wind of that.
“I heard about it!” she revealed in a CBS interview. “I’m glad he’s excited to watch the show.”
“I think everyone would be able to take something from it, but I would really love to reach young girls, and to be a good role model for them,” she added.
She also weighed in on a scene from the pilot where her character dons a sexier costume, only to reject it on the grounds “that’s not her and that’s not what’s important about her.”
Less than two weeks from the series premiere, DC Collectibles has unveiled a statue inspired by CBS’s Supergirl.
Based on the likeness of star Melissa Benoit, the 12.5-inch resin statue depicts the Maid of Might in her red-and-blue television costume. And the figure’s base features the superheroine’s iconic emblem.
When you think about CBS’ TV spinoff of “Limitless,” comic books probably aren’t the first thing to come to mind. However, a scene from the latest episode may just change that.
During a scene where protagonist Brian Finch (Jake McDorman) speaks with FBI agent Rebecca Harris (Jennifer Carpenter), he reveals he “checked in” with everybody in the FBI field office that day by reading their lips. As he describes this to her, he flashes back to an earlier time; the audience sees the room from Brian’s perspective as he surveys the scene, and speech balloons pop up in front of everyone who’s talking. If you think it looks awesome in the photos here, you should check out the scene in motion, as the bubbles float and move with each person in the room.
In a move that will undoubtedly lead to many head-splitting verses Klingon drinking songs at Star Trek conventions around the globe, CBS Consumer Products and the Federation of Beer have announced Klingon Warnog branded beer.
It’s the second official Star Trek beer, but the first to arrive in the United States; Vulcan Ale debuted last year, but it’s still only available in Canada.
Brewed by Tin Man Brewing Company in Evansville, Indiana, Klingon Warnog is a handcrafted Roggen Dunkel, “a bold beer suited for the harsh Klingon lifestyle.”
Using Comic-Con International and the opening of Captain America: The First Avenger has hooks, CBS’s The Early Show this morning profiled Marvel Editor-in-Chief Axel Alonso.
“Our fans are hardcore,” he tells correspondent Jeff Glor. “They’re very opinionated. They let you know when they don’t like something. At the end of the day you have to hit them with the right story, you have to back up your event and just stand on your own two feet. […] In comic books, it’s all about story. People don’t come to a Spider-Man comic book to see Spider-Man punch the Green Goblin — they go to see the journey that brought him there.”
Chris Evans, star of Marvel’s Captain America: The First Avenger, appeared last night on CBS’s Late Show with David Letterman to deliver the list of “Top Ten Things Never Before Said by a Superhero.” I won’t ruin it for you, but I will say that Aquaman still can’t get any love, even with the impending DC relaunch.
Captain America: The First Avenger opens July 22 nationwide.