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Highlight from Indy Pop Con 2017: Matt Ryan Panel

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The Indy Pop Con, July 7 – 9, hosted many different entertainment guests, including the star of Constantine, Matt Ryan. During his panel, he discussed early roles, working on a video game, and returning to Constantine.

When an actor starts their career, the parts available may not be stellar. The moderator started the panel with questions about Blood Monkey. From his reaction, we can tell he doesn’t consider the 2007 film to be quality cinema. Matt remembers he thought it would be an amazing experience because he would be working with Academy Award winner F. Murray Abraham (Amadeus), but the cast ended up running around a jungle in Thailand chasing a monkey that wasn’t there. “It’s probably not worth your time watching or downloading,” Matt said. “It’s about an hour and a half of your life you’ll never get back.”

You can watch a trailer of the film, featuring Matt with glorious long hair, hereCurrently, Blood Monkey is available on Amazon.

Matt Ryan at the 2017 Indy Pop Con

After more TV and film projects, Matt got the role of Edward Kenway in Assassin’s Creed IV: Black Flag. When he first auditioned, he was told the project was a TV show about pirates. Matt made it to the second round, and he was told the truth – this was a video game, and he would be expected to do the voice and full motion capture. In film and television, actors usually get full scripts, but that is rare in video games because the script can be hundreds of pages long, which was the case for Black Flag. Armed with portions of the script, Matt put his trust in the director and creative team. About the experience, Matt said, “Now it’s become this amazing medium which so many actors want to work in, but at the time the whole mo-cap industry wasn’t that big. But it’s great. It’s like doing theater and television at the same time because there’s cameras all around you, but, unlike television, you can’t stop doing a take; you have to do the take all the way through because of the way the cameras work. Now maybe this has changed because this was a few years ago, and I know they’ve gotten much better at it. But it’s a kind of weird hybrid in terms of technique of acting of between stage and screen. And to do something that I’ve never done before was a real challenge that I was really looking forward to.”

In 2014, Matt starred in NBC’s Constantine, a DC comics character. John Constantine, created by Alan Moore, first appeared in Swamp Thing #37 as a spiritual advisor. Over time, the magician has morphed into a hard-smoking con-man with an immense ego who is always on his own side. In 1998, Constantine starred in his own series, Hellblazer, which was rebooted as part of DC’s Rebirth event in 2016.

Matt had to jump through multiple hoops to land the part. During the audition process, he starred in a play in London, and with long hair and a beard, he didn’t look the part. Fortunately, after seeing over a hundred actors, the role was available. Matt hopped on a plane, a friend in LA got him a trim and a shave, and after more auditions, the role was his. To research the role, a friend told him to bypass the Keanu Reeves film and dive into Dangerous Habits, a story arc (issues 34-46 of Hellblazer) written by Garth Ennis with art by Will Simpson.

Matt Ryan as Constantine

The comics were a valuable resource during filming. Matt described carrying the comic with him; when he needed a reference, Constantine was there on the page, all the physical mannerisms and speech patterns. He read as much as he could, and he trusted the writers because they knew the characters very well. Matt said Constantine was a “dream role, such an iconic role.”

Unfortunately, NBC didn’t like Constantine as much as the fans did. Matt was disappointed the show got cancelled, but relieved the fans enjoyed his performance. For Matt, the love of the fans “has been the most amazing thing about this whole experience,” and the fans’ appreciation is why he returned to portraying Constantine on Arrow, Justice League Dark, and the upcoming CW Seed animated series.

Going back to Arrow was unexpected. Matt was starting a play at the time, so the producers rearranged the production schedule. They flew him in, dyed his hair, and flew him back to New York; in between takes, he learned the play. Matt admitted it took him time to find Constantine again and thought he walked like a duck during the scene where he held Oliver at gunpoint. Constantine appeared in the fifth episode of season four, “Haunted.”

Justice League Dark was released this year. The animated film has John working with Deadman, Zatanna, Swamp Thing, Jason Blood/Etrigan, and Batman to fight against a supernatural threat. Matt jumped at being the voice of Constantine, “It was great doing that movie because in the live-action television show, we didn’t get to interact with characters like Batman and Zatanna and Deadman and Swamp Thing and all these great characters. There are all these different relationships that John has with these characters so to explore that was brilliant.”

Justice League Dark

We got a clue about the upcoming CW Seed series when a fan asked him about speaking various languages on the show. Matt said about learning languages for the show, “That was probably one of the most difficult parts of it and one of the most time consuming as well in terms of learning your lines or the preparation you have to do to get the episode to the place where it’s ready to shoot.” He doesn’t remember any of the spells he learned for the show, but all the work prepared him for the new animated series, “I do a big voodoo spell in that. That was cool.”

Another fan asked Matt if he would be willing to voice Constantine if the character ever appeared in Injustice 2, a fighting game developed by NetherRealm Studios and published by Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment. The game, which is a sequel to Injustice: Gods Among Us (2013), is set in a dystopian timeline; multiple DC characters are in the game, but not John Constantine. Matt would be willing, saying Constantine can take on others by using spells. During his answer, Matt asked the audience, “Has Constantine ever interacted with the Joker?” The crowd couldn’t think of any such event. Matt went on, “That would be interesting, right? I mean, what would happen?  Constantine could just like bind him with a spell or something, but I don’t think he would; I think they’d probably get on a little bit in some weird way or they’d certainly have a laugh before John went, ‘No, sorry, out.’”

By the end of the panel, it is clear Matt Ryan has enjoyed playing Constantine multiple times and experiencing the different takes each creative team has brought to the character. “For me, I think, it’s just been such a pleasure and honor to play a character like John Constantine, and for all you guys to like me playing him, that’s the great thing, so if I have a chance to play him again, I would probably jump at it.”

And your fans hope you get that chance again.


CW SEED revives Matt Ryan’s CONSTANTINE

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Fans were devastated when NBC cancelled the Matt Ryan led CONSTANTINE series after just one season in 2014. Petitions were launched, #SaveConstantine was plastered across the web. The only results were an appearance on ARROW and Ryan voicing John Constantine in the animated JUSTICE LEAGUE DARK.

Well, Hellblazers, look no further! According to THE HOLLYWOOD REPORTER, the CW SEED, home of the animated VIXEN and upcoming DC FREEDOM FIGHTERS: THE RAY, both of which are set in the shared DC TV Universe of Arrow et al., will be reviving CONSTANTINE for an ongoing animated series, complete with Matt Ryan to voice the cynical dark arts practitioner. While CW president Mark Pedowitz said “there are no plans,” to have Constantine cross over into the live shows (Flash, Arrow, Legends of Tomorrow, Supergirl) he did add that he’d love to have Ryan back.


Starling Tribune – Season 4 Edition – AWOL (An Arrow TV Show Fan Podcast)

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Starling Tribune – Season 4 Edition – Episode 11: AWOL (A CW Network Arrow Television Show Fan Podcast)

 

The Official Arrow Podcast of the Gonna Geek Network

 

DC Comics and Warner Bros’ impact on Arrow continues to be felt and Starling Tribune Reporters Chris, Neil and Stargate Pioneer give their takes on the death of Amanda Waller and the potential exit of A.R.G.U.S. from the show. Felicity gets a double tap this week with her codename, Overwatch, and her past Goth Felicity double and SP drools. And keeping on Felicity, the reporters discuss just how handicap accessible the Lair 5.0 really is for “Hot Wheels” Overwatch. The reporters also discuss just hoe much of a theme AWOL was during the episode and SP argues his theory again about how Andy and the campaign intern are Damian Darhk plants. The fights were as good as always but Shawspire as a villain organization was not all that great with one noted exception. The reporters give their takes on just how redeemable Laurel is at the moment. SP and listener @IstriveToThrive coin the term #nobodygotshanked, and the crew revisits their picks on who is in the grave. The reporters wrap up the episode with a list of Easter Eggs, Arrow News, Feedback and comments from the chat. Thank you for downloading and listening!

 

Transcript:         http://transcripts.foreverdreaming.org/viewtopic.php?f=172&t=24934

Episode:            “A.W.O.L.” [Season 4 Episode 11]

Air Date:           Wednesday, January 27, 2016

Director:           Charlotte Brändström http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0104851/?ref_=tt_ov_dr

1st Arrow Ep, 2x Madame Secretary, 1 Chicago PD & LOTS of french stuff

Writers: Emilio Ortega Aldrich:  4th Arrow Ep: Lost Souls (2015), Al Sahim (2015), Canaries(2015) ALSO HIS ONLY WRITING CREDIT

Brian Ford Sullivan: Vixen & 5 Ep – Taken (Upcoming), AWOL, Legends of Yesterday, Haunted, This is your sword – THAT’S IT

IMDB Link:        http://www.imdb.com/title/tt4862534/?ref_=ttep_ep11

 

EPISODE DC EASTER EGGS:

 

Season 4 Episode 12 “Unchained” Easter Eggs (Date: 28 Jan 2016)

Article:  http://comicbook.com/2016/01/26/arrow-easter-eggs-and-dc-comics-references-in-a-w-o-l-/

 

Den Of Geek is keeping a running tally of Season 4 Easter Eggs (Date: xx Nov 2015)

Article: http://www.denofgeek.us/books-comics/arrow/249909/arrow-season-4-complete-dc-comics-references-guide

 

ARROW NEWS:

 

Diggle is getting a new helmet upgrade! (Date: 28 Jan 2016)

Link: http://comicbook.com/2016/01/21/arrow-season-4-returns-with-strong-ratings/

 

Green Arrow 2046 coming to Legends of Tomorrow (Date: 28 Jan 2016)

Link:http://www.comicbookresources.com/article/stephen-amell-guest-star-2046s-green-arrow-dcs-legends-tomorrow

 

Stephen Amell and Stardust tag-team to fight cancer (Date: xx Jan 2016)

Link: https://represent.com/NickyClan

Link2: http://comicbook.com/2016/01/26/stephen-amell-and-stardust-team-up-for-charity-t-shirt-to-fight-/

 

Barrowman teases big changes for Ras (Date: 25 Jan 2016)

Link: http://comicbook.com/2016/01/25/arrows-john-barrowman-says-his-ras-al-ghul-has-drastic-changes-s/

 

ARROW CAST & CREW INTERVIEWS

 

David Ramsey Talks about the impact of Waller’s death (Date: 27 Jan 2016)

Link: http://comicbook.com/2016/01/28/arrows-david-ramsey-on-what-spoiler-s-death-means-for-diggle-lyl/

 

Katie Cassidy talks Laurels’ future and who’s in the grave (Date: 26 Jan 2016)

Link: http://comicbook.com/2016/01/26/katie-cassidy-on-laurels-future-getting-back-with-oliver-and-the/

 

GREEN ARROW COMICS & TOY NEWS

 

Black Canary #7 (Date: 27 Jan 2016)

Link: https://www.comixology.com/Black-Canary-2015-7/digital-comic/322797?ref=c2VhcmNoL2RldGFpbC9kZXNrdG9wL2dyaWRMaXN0L2l0ZW1zU2VhcmNoRGV0YWlsTGlzdA

 

FEEDBACK:

 

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Next Episode

 

Episode name:   “Unchained” [Season 4 Episode 12]

Air Date:           Wednesday, February 3, 2016

Summary:         The team faces off against a formidable villain nicknamed The Calculator (guest star Tom Amandes). Meanwhile, Nyssa (guest star Katrina Law) makes her move and Roy Harper (guest star Colton Haynes) returns to Star City.

Director:           Kevin Fair  http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0265422/?ref_=tt_ov_dr

Writers: Speed Weed and Beth Schwartz

IMDB Link:        http://www.imdb.com/title/tt4862538/?ref_=ttep_ep12

Article: http://www.comicbookmovie.com/dc_tv/arrow/new-extended-promo-for-arrow-season-4-episode-12-unchained-a130495

 

Tune in to see what the Starling Tribune crew thinks will happen this season on Arrow based off what we’ve seen so far. After the show wraps keep listening as we bring fans on the show discuss their theories for season 4.

 

If you missed us live catch us next time and chime in yourself! Plus you won’t miss out on our live post-show conversations.

 

Join The Starling Tribune each week as we stream live on Thursday nights at 9:00 PM eastern or 8:00 PM Central at gonnageek.com/live. Join the fun chatroom and interact with the hosts live. Contact us: @StarlingTribune – starlingtribune@gmail.com – www.starlingtribune.com – www.facebook.com/starlingtribune – 612-888-CAVE or 612-888-2283.

 

Starling Tribune is proud to be a member of the GonnaGeek network found at GonnaGeek.com. For more geeky podcast visit GonnaGeek.com.

 

You can find us on iTunes under ”Starling Tribune.” We are very thankful for all of our positive iTunes reviews. You can find all our contact information here on the Network page of GonnaGeek.com Our complete archive is always available at www.starlingtribune.com

 

This podcast was recorded Thursday January 28th, 2016.

 

Thank you for listening and we hope you enjoyed the show!

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Starling Tribune – Season 4 Edition – Blood Debts (An Arrow TV Show Fan Podcast)

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The Official Arrow Podcast of the Gonna Geek Network

 

Arrow is back from the winter hiatus and hits the ground running with its mid-season premiere episode “Blood Debts.” The Starling Tribune reporters Chris, Neil and Stargate Pioneer discuss the episode in depth as well as a few of the DC fringes touching the show including fellow DC comic book CW shows and the DC Comic Books themselves. From the overall theme of the episode to rating the villain Anarky and the episode fight scenes the trio has fun geeking out about Arrow! Some major topics covered in tonight’s show are Felicity’s injury and possible future codename (Oracle), Anarky’s new nickname from Neil “Scary McBurn Face,” Mrs. Darhk’s involvement in Genesis and H.I.V.E.,  Speedy’s Love Life, our weekly guess at who’s in the flash forward grave, and the glowy tattoo Constantine put on Oliver Queen. The reporters wrap up the episode with a list of Easter Eggs, Arrow News, Feedback and comments from the chat. Thank you for downloading and listening!

 

EPISODE DC EASTER EGGS:

 

Season 4 Episode 10 “Blood Debts” Easter Eggs (Date: 21 Jan 2016)

Article:  http://comicbook.com/2016/01/21/arrow-easter-eggs-and-dc-comics-references-in-blood-debts/

 

Den Of Geek is keeping a running tally of Season 4 Easter Eggs (Date: xx Nov 2015)

Article: http://www.denofgeek.us/books-comics/arrow/249909/arrow-season-4-complete-dc-comics-references-guide

 

ARROW NEWS:

 

Strong Ratings for the return of Arrow – beats mid-season finale (Date: 21 Jan 2016)

Link: http://comicbook.com/2016/01/21/arrow-season-4-returns-with-strong-ratings/

 

New Midseason Season 4 Trailer! (Date: 19 Jan 2016)

Link: http://www.comicbookresources.com/article/new-arrow-trailer-highlights-second-half-of-season-four-return-of-roy

Video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gJ0LAZr3k4k

 

Mat Nable to appear as Ras Al Ghul on Legends of Tomorrow (Date: 18 Dec 2015)

Link: http://www.comicbookmovie.com/fansites/GraphicCity/news/?a=129109

 

Nyssa & Merlin to return on Feb 10!!! (Date 20 Jan 2016)

Link: http://comicbook.com/2016/01/21/arrow-nyssa-and-merlyn-return-in-sins-of-the-father/

 

Vixen leaps from CW Seed to the live-action Arrowverse!! (Date: 18 Dec 2015)

Link: http://www.comicbookresources.com/article/megalyn-echikunwoke-joins-arrow-as-live-action-vixen

 

Followup: Stephen Amell tweets to welcome Megalyn to the show (Date 21 Jan 2016)

Link: http://comicbook.com/2016/01/21/arrow-first-official-look-at-vixen/

 

Title Penny Dates Detective Lance! (Date: 16 Dec 2016)

Link: http://www.usmagazine.com/celebrity-news/news/kaley-cuoco-is-dating-arrow-star-paul-blackthorne-w159757

 

ARROW CAST & CREW INTERVIEWS

 

Wendy Mericle: Dark Waters with Comic Book Resources (Date: 21 Jan 2016)

Link: http://www.comicbookresources.com/article/interview-arrow-olivers-revenge-felicitys-future-game-changing-death

 

Wendy Mericle: the blessing & curse of crossovers with CBR (Date: 20 Jan 2016)

Link: http://www.comicbookresources.com/article/arrow-co-showrunner-on-blessing-and-curse-of-crossovers-olivers-dangerous-old-habits

 

Caity Lotz: the difference between Legends of Tomorrow and Arrow (Date: 19 Jan 2016)

Link: http://comicbook.com/2016/01/19/caity-lotz-on-the-differences-between-arrow-and-legends-of-tomor/

 

GREEN ARROW COMICS & TOY NEWS

 

Funko announced a DC Collector’s Box service (Date: 14 Jan 2016)

Link: http://www.examiner.com/article/funko-announces-dc-comics-mystery-box-service

 

Malcolm Merlyn Dark Archer Comic Digital Series!!! (Date: 14 Dec 2016)

Link: https://www.comixology.com/Arrow-The-Dark-Archer-2016-1/digital-comic/322867?ref=c2VhcmNoL2RldGFpbC9kZXNrdG9wL2dyaWRMaXN0L2l0ZW1zU2VhcmNoRGV0YWlsTGlzdA

Set in the world of the hit TV Show ARROW, actor John Barrowman and novelist Carole E. Barrowman pen the stunning, never-before-told origin of Malcolm Merlyn-The Dark Archer! In our first chapter, Malcolm retreats from his duties as Ra’s al Ghul to return to his secret research team in South America’ only to be met by a figure from his past who’s out for vengeance!

 

More comics!! Over the Break DC Comixology released:

 

-Green Arrow & Black Canary Entire Run

-Green Arrow Issue #48 (Post-Convergence Current Run)

-New 52 Jeff Lemire and Andrea Sorrentino Deluxe Edition Graphic Novel (Outsiders War!!)  GREEN ARROW #17-34, #23.1; SECRET ORIGINS #4, FUTURES END: GREEN ARROW #1

-Green Arrow (1988-1998) Vol. 4: Blood of the Dragon (By Mike Grell continuing the story of the Longbow Hunters with Shado)

 

FEEDBACK:

 

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Next Episode

 

Episode name:   “A.W.O.L.” [Season 4 Episode 11]]

Air Date:           Wednesday, January 27, 2016

Summary:         An agent of Shadowspire who was an enemy from Diggle and Andy’s wartime past shows up to Star City. Diggle must learn to trust Andy but he got more than he wanted about their shared time from war. Oliver however must learn a new way of life when Felicity is now in a wheelchair and receives her codename.

Director:           Charlotte Brändström http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0104851/?ref_=tt_ov_dr

Writers:             Emilio Ortega Aldrich and Brian Ford Sullivan

IMDB Link:        http://www.imdb.com/title/tt4862534/?ref_=ttep_ep11

Article: http://comicbook.com/2016/01/21/arrow-season-4-episode-11-sneak-preview-a-w-o-l/

 

Tune in to see what the Starling Tribune crew thinks will happen this season on Arrow based off what we’ve seen so far. After the show wraps keep listening as we bring fans on the show discuss their theories for season 4.

 

If you missed us live catch us next time and chime in yourself! Plus you won’t miss out on our live post-show conversations.

 

Join The Starling Tribune each week as we stream live on Thursday nights at 9:00 PM eastern or 8:00 PM Central at gonnageek.com/live. Join the fun chatroom and interact with the hosts live. Contact us: @StarlingTribune – starlingtribune@gmail.com – www.starlingtribune.com – www.facebook.com/starlingtribune – 612-888-CAVE or 612-888-2283.

 

Starling Tribune is proud to be a member of the GonnaGeek network found at GonnaGeek.com. For more geeky podcast visit GonnaGeek.com.

 

You can find us on iTunes under ”Starling Tribune.” We are very thankful for all of our positive iTunes reviews. You can find all our contact information here on the Network page of GonnaGeek.com Our complete archive is always available at www.starlingtribune.com

 

This podcast was recorded Thursday January 21st, 2016.

 

Thank you for listening and we hope you enjoyed the show!

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Starling Tribune – Season 4 Edition – Haunted (An Arrow TV Show Fan Podcast)

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Starling Tribune – Season 4 Edition – HauntedThe Official Arrow Podcast of the Gonna Geek Network

 

It seems everyone wanted to watch Matt Ryan back as John Constantine as Arrow received such a significant bump in the ratings this week despite leaking online. Neil, SP and Chris did too and they are back again to geek out over the episode. They talk about how the show might change now that magic has been introduced to the Star City Team Arrow and applaud Matt Ryan’s NBC dig with the dead peacock feather. Is Oliver Queen really Pure Of Heart? Neil suggests that he is really has Purity Of Purpose instead. But that tattoo has everyone wondering how and when it will work this year. Just how dense is Baron Reiter? Apparently very. And Neil strikes again with mention of the Outsiders War and the Island of Lian Yu becoming a character of its own again this season.  The three speculate on how Damian Darhk has infiltrated Team Arrow through his election headquarters. Is Andy Diggle’s background believable? Is Andy’s background any more believable than supporting Laurel anymore? Even the staunchest defender of the original content is starting to have a hard time supporter anymore. Thea is no longer supporting herself it seems and our heart goes out to the two ladies that are suffering from blood lusts anymore. Apparently the key to winning an Olympic bronze metal is talent, training, desire, and a case of energy drinks. Does the Arrow garage mean that we will get Arrow vehicles now? As always the hosts go over Arrow news and listener feedback.

 

EPISODE DC EASTER EGGS:

 

Season 4 Episode 5 “Haunted” Easter Eggs (Date: 05 Nov 2015)

Article: http://comicbook.com/2015/11/04/arrow-easter-eggs-and-dc-comics-references-in-haunted/

 

Den Of Geek is keeping a running tally of Season 4 Easter Eggs

Article: http://www.denofgeek.us/books-comics/arrow/249909/arrow-season-4-complete-dc-comics-references-guide

 

ARROW NEWS:

 

Arrow ratings spike with Constantine (Date: 05 Nov 2015)

 

Despite leaking online, Arrow scored a 1.0 rating in key demographics and 2.57 million viewers. This was a 10% increase over the previous week, which saw a 0.9 rating for Arrow. The 1.0 rating is just short of the season 4 premiere rating of 1.1

Article: http://comicbook.com/2015/11/05/arrow-ratings-rise-with-constantine-guest-appearance/

 

Wendy Mericle featurette on “Haunted” behind the scenes (Date: 04 Nov 2015)

Article: http://www.comicbookmovie.com/fansites/KingPatel/news/?a=126596

Video: https://youtu.be/4C05D57jTVc

 

Arrow/Flash/LoT/Supergirl EP extends contract with WB-TV (Date: 03 Nov 2015)

Article: http://variety.com/2015/tv/news/the-flash-showrunner-andrew-kreisberg-overall-1201632527/

 

Arrow Episode “Haunted” Leaks Online (Date: 02 Nov 2015)

Article: http://deadline.com/2015/11/arrow-episode-featuring-matt-ryan-as-constantine-piracted-1201603942/

 

CW Announces a contest to win VIP tickets to the crossover (Date: 04 Nov 2015)

Article: http://comicbook.com/2015/11/05/win-a-trip-to-the-flash-arrow-crossover-vip-screening/

 

Nerd Fitness Posts the Stephen Amell Body weight workout (Date: 02 Nov 2015)

Article: http://www.nerdfitness.com/blog/2015/11/02/can-you-complete-the-green-arrow-workout-save-star-city/

 

Forbes Magazine: Green Arrow Season 4 Shines (Date 30 Oct 2015)

Article: http://onforb.es/1WlR47M

 

ARROW CAST & CREW INTERVIEWS:

 

Marc Guggenheim – Interview with Deadline on Constantine & LoT (Date: 04 Nov 2015)

Article: http://deadline.com/2015/11/arrow-constantine-spoilers-flash-marc-guggenheim-matt-ryan-legends-of-tomorrow-batman-1201606994/

 

Matt Ryan – Interview with Comic Book Resources (Date: 04 Nov 2015)

Article: http://www.comicbookresources.com/article/matt-ryan-reveals-secrets-behind-constantines-arrow-resurrection

 

Wendy Mericle – Interview with Comic Book.com on Constantine (Date: 05 Nov 2015)

Article: http://comicbook.com/2015/11/05/arrow-executive-producer-wendy-mericle-on-bringing-constantine-t/

 

GREEN ARROW COMICS & TOY NEWS

 

Green Arrow #46 “The Tangled Web of Tarantula” (Date: 04 Nov 2015)

Comixology: https://www.comixology.com/Green-Arrow-2011-46/digital-comic/300295

 

FEEDBACK:

 

NovemberComingFerris ?@dxferris  Nov 2

@StarlingTribune Colton Haynes (Roy Harper) returns as Linus in John Carpenter’s gritty Peanuts reboot: http://www.funnyordie.com/videos/fec6d23f5c/charlie-brown-blockheads-revenge?_cc=__d___&_ccid=cznrhu.nxgbxj

 

Cajun Shaun ?@Cajun_Shaun  32m32 minutes ago

@StarlingTribune I called it, that Oliver first met Constantine in the flashbacks see the post credit talk on Green Arrow review episode.

 

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Next Week’s Episode

 

Episode name:   “Haunted” [Season 4 Episode 5]

Summary: Oliver calls in a favor from old friend John Constantine when things with Sara take a turn for the worse.

Promo: https://youtu.be/UZzuwkqrMw0 & https://youtu.be/SIR3G4NoC2I (Extended)

Director: John Badham

Writers: Oscar Balderamma & Brian Ford Sullivan

Air Date: Wednesday, November 4, 2015

IMDB Link: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt4859064/?ref_=tt_ep_nx

 

Tune in to see what the Starling Tribune crew thinks will happen this season on Arrow based off what we’ve seen so far. After the show wraps keep listening as we bring fans on the show discuss their theories for season 4.

 

If you missed us live catch us next time and chime in yourself! Plus you won’t miss out on our live post-show conversations.

 

Join The Starling Tribune each week as we stream live on Thursday nights at 9:00 PM eastern or 8:00 PM Central at gonnageek.com/live. Join the fun chatroom and interact with the hosts live. Contact us: @StarlingTribune – starlingtribune@gmail.com – www.starlingtribune.com – www.facebook.com/starlingtribune – 612-888-CAVE or 612-888-2283.

 

Starling Tribune is proud to be a member of the GonnaGeek network found at GonnaGeek.com. For more geeky podcast visit GonnaGeek.com.

 

You can find us on iTunes under ”Starling Tribune.” We are very thankful for all of our positive iTunes reviews. You can find all our contact information here on the Network page of GonnaGeek.com Our complete archive is always available at www.starlingtribune.com

 

This podcast was recorded Thursday November 7th, 2015.

 

Thank you for listening and we hope you enjoyed the show!

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First Trailer For Constantine

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NBC has officially picked up Constantine for the upcoming Fall season.  After this announcement they released the trailer for the new series and it looks pretty good.  For those that aren’t familiar this is a TV adaptation of the DC Comics character John Constantine, aka Hellblazer.  Personally, I love seeing more comic properties hitting the small screen.  Take a look at the trailer for yourself and let us know what you think.


Spotlight on Justice League Dark

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An island of awesome in a sea of suck.

Published By: DC Comics

Created By: Peter Milligan & Mikel Janin

Written By: Peter Milligan, Jeff Lemire, Ray Fawkes, J.M DeMatteis

Artist: Mikel Janin

Published: November 2011 to Present

Schedule: Ongoing Monthly

Cover to Issue #1:

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In the unending wave of mediocre and downright horrible books that were and are still part of the New 52 lineup, there were several that hit a chord with me. The gap of good quality DC books compared to Marvel is starting to turn into the Grand Canyon. The Lantern books were always my favorite mostly because they retained their creators thereby retaining quality in writing as well as art. Red Lanterns was a personal fave. Aquaman was easily my favorite book of the New 52 when it first came out. The art was insanely good and the story finally made me care about Arthur Curry. I gave plenty of books a chance. Several bombed and others I kept reading out of nostalgia and a strong hope that it would get better. Teen Titans was one and although Brett Booth’s art kept me hooked, sadly, the story did not. Catwoman, Suicide Squad, the first few issues of Deathstroke, and the sleeper hit Justice League Dark were a few of the ones that I enjoyed.
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Out of all those, JLD is, in my humble opinion, the most consistently good book of the entire lineup of New 52 titles for the whole first year and beyond. It has stayed true to its initial feeling all the while being 100% original and still shaking up the status quo for the characters and the readers on a regular basis.

If you’ve never read it and you don’t want to fork over the cash to get all the back issues I’ll provide a quick synopsis of the entire run but I highly encourage reading the series and immersing yourself in the magical corner of DC. In it, we follow a team consisting of John Constantine, Zatana, Deadman, and Shade the Changing Man all assembled by Madame Xanadu to combat a variety of magic-based evils and ills that plague the world. Before they do that though, they need to stop fighting amongst themselves and learn to cooperate. The team takes in several additions such as Swamp Thing, Frankenstein, newcomer Black Orchid, Doctor Mist, Mindwarp and team up with many more . They’ve fought everyone from Felix Faust to Blight to the Enchantress and teamed up with angels, demons, and even God himself. It isn’t nailed down to reality and rarely delves into real world magical myths. Instead, series creator Peter Milligan opts to craft his own magical history for the DC Universe, establishing an extremely rich legacy for the heroes and villains. With talent like Milligan, Jeff Lemire and J.M DeMatteis, you can’t go wrong.
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The art was initially the only reason I even picked up Dark since the only magic-based characters I ever really cared about was the Shazam family. It’s gorgeous, emotional, and kinetic. Mikel Janin is an amazing artist. He expertly communicates feelings and thoughts and emotions on the page and a reader could easily follow the story thru the art. The girls are all ridiculously attractive and the guys are all Calvin Klein models. Swamp Thing has never looked more intimidating. Deadman has never looked creepier. Zatana has never looked so appealing with that many clothes on at once. She actually wears pants in this. She’s tough as all hell too. Constantine is the best badass/antihero/conman/playboy type character since Sawyer from Lost.  Most of the character subplots, small moments, and individual development happens thru the pencils, inks, and colors so the main story doesn’t suffer from long, drawn-out monologues and hundreds of caption boxes or entire issues devoted to feelings, love notes, or puppies. It’s literally like reading a painting with word balloons. I had to do research just to be sure of the process they go thru to illustrate Justice League Dark. His art is just that detailed it resembles painted books like Kingdom Come.
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The artwork has been consistently good and that’s mostly due to the idea of keeping a fantastic team of creators…wait for it…that’s right…TOGETHER! Pick up an issue of most New 52 titles and the art ranges from mediocre to utterly horrendous. I mean, I’ve seen books that look like they were drawn by Rob Liefeld’s, understudy’s intern. Some of these books look awful and they switch up mediocre pencilers on a monthly basis. Justice League Dark is the crown jewel in DC’s The New 52 stable due, in my opinion, to the simple rule of consistently cranking out creative, original stories with exceptional art and maintaining that for an extended period of time.

I highly recommend Justice League Dark. Whether you already love the magical crew of DC or you just like gazing at some of the best looking funny books on the market, this book is a must-have. Justice League Dark outshines nearly all the New 52 titles just based on sheer consistency alone. A rare commodity in today’s hectic comic book reality.

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Look at the above picture. C’mon man! Beautiful.