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Netflix Reveals Daredevil Season 2 at NYCC and I Can’t Handle My Feels Right Now.

Ever since Daredevil released on Netflix last year, I have been LOSING MY MIND waiting to hear more news about “The Devil of Hell’s Kitchen.”  Well the wait is over, Illuminati confirmed, we got Elektra.  Let me repeat, WE NOW HAVE ELEKTRA.

As if having my favorite Sai wielding assassin wasn’t enough, crew members from the Daredevil set have nicknamed this season “Daredevil Vs. Punisher” which can mean only one thing…

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It’s no news that Season 2 will be featuring Marvel’s favorite gun toting vigilante (who will be played by Joe Bernthal of The Walking Dead fame) but the rumor mill has been grinding away since last May with supposed leaked audition footage for the role of Elektra.  At their NYCC panel this past Saturday, Netflix finally dropped the bomb, and the role of Elektra Natchios will be played by Elodie Yung.

But wait, the Daredevil party train doesn’t stop there. The lovely Rosario Dawson has also been confirmed to reprise her role as Night Nurse in Season 2, and that role could soon be expanding into the other Defenders series, AKA Jessica Jones, Luke Cage, and Iron Fist.

This is going to be awesome.

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A Sass of Pre Teens: DC Super Hero Girls Universe is a Go

DC Superhero Girls
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Warner Bros., DC, and Mattel have teamed up to create a fascinating initiative, the DC Super Hero Girls Universe.  Here, the companies have come together to form a multi faceted plan to help young girls (or perhaps, girls of any age) get in on some serious, super hero action.

In a similar vein to Mattel’s Monster High product line, they will be featuring not only dolls, but action figures as well. Combined with the doll product line, DC has also teamed up with Random House’s Children’s Books division to produce a line of mid grade reading level novels, alongside a graphic novel in the works (scheduled release in July 2016) featuring a sassy teenage Lex Luthor giving our Super Girls some trouble.

DC has also tapped their partners in the WB Animation Division alongside Mattel’s Playground Productions to produce a webseries that will air on the official DC Super Hero Girls website (first episode is already posted!) with the promise of more to come. The website also features quizzes, character bios, and an interesing flying game that reminds me a little of Flappy Bird, but with spandex and a golden lasso.

Visitors to this week’s Comic Con in New York can expect a special treat from the DC Super Girls booth located in the Javit Center’s Crystal Palace, including sneak peeks at the new doll/figure line, “unique” giveaways, and photo ops. October 8th (uwaaa, this happened before the writing of this article!!) in room 1B03 at 5:30pm, there will be a panel featuring a “behind the scenes look” and panelists from various portions of the DC Super Girls project.

The target demographic for this initiative is aimed at girls between the ages of 6-12, mainly centering around the characters attending “Super Hero High”, and all the ensuing hijinks accustomed to life as a pre-teen. This being said, I wouldn’t expect any re-imaginings of “Flashpoint Paradox” or “Crisis on Multiple Earths” any time soon.

For more information on the DC Super Girls project, check out DC’s press release.  Meanwhile, I’m going to work on my flying skills.

Marvel Honors “Real Heroes” at New York Comic Con

Image courtesy of New York Daily News
Image courtesy of New York Daily News

If you are heading to Comic Con in New York this weekend, make sure to stop by Artist Alley and check out NYC & Company and ReedPOP’s display of Marvel hero themed FDNY custom helmets.

Celebrating the FDNY’s 150th anniversary, a group of Marvel heavyweights including Joe Quesada and Damion Scott, lent their design skills to this super powered series of helmets.

The helmets will be going up for auction on Saturday this week, and later on Oct. 19th-23rd ReedPOP will auction the rest on eBay. According to FDNY press secretary, Frank Dwyer, all proceeds will be going to the FDNY Foundation.

For more info on these sweet helmets and the FDNY Foundation, check out JK Parkin’s full article on marvel.com