ALL GEEK TO ME

THE LAT­EST GAM­ING, COMICS & TECH TRENDS

Grimsby Telegraph - - Game On -

BLACK PAN­THER VS DEAD­POOL #1

THEY’VE both had movies out this year, and both en­joyed be­ing in the spotlight. Now these su­per­heroes are go­ing head-to-head as the Merc with a Mouth de­cides to wan­der into Wakanda in search of Vi­bra­nium.

But his hunt is not en­tirely self­ish, as a much-loved Mar­vel fig­ure’s life could be on the line if he fails to ob­tain a frag­ment of myth­i­cal me­tal. Look out for a beau­ti­ful New York Comic Con vari­ant cover by Ryan Ben­jamin. Writ­ten by Daniel Kib­ble­smith, with gor­geous art­work by Ri­cardo Lopez Or­tiz, Black Pan­ther Vs Dead­pool #1 is out now, priced £4.99.

NO LAUGH­ING MAT­TER

THERE’S an­other fan favourite about to be im­mor­talised in POP! vinyl. The Bat­man Who Laughs is be­ing added to Funko’s DC Su­per He­roes line, be­ing is­sued as a Pre­views Ex­clu­sive Pop.

The Bat­man Who Laughs is a su­pervil­lain in the DC Comics uni­verse – a “Jok­er­ized” ver­sion of Bat­man who was born from the Dark Mul­ti­verse. Pre­views Ex­clu­sive Pops, or PXs, are re­leased first through comic book shops, rather than the big­ger re­tail­ers.

The pop is ex­pected in shops next March.

A HOME FOR PINOC­CHIO

IT WOULD seem Guillermo del Toro, right, is about to break his Pinoc­chio project out of de­vel­op­ment hell.

The Os­car-win­ning direc­tor has long wanted to make an an­i­mated mu­si­cal ver­sion of Ital­ian writer Carlo Col­lodi’s Pinoc­chio, but no one seemed in­ter­ested – un­til now. It would seem that stream­ing gi­ant Net­flix has stepped into the breach and del Toro, in col­lab­o­ra­tion with the Jim Hen­son com­pany, will be­gin work soon on the film, which will be a stop-mo­tion mu­si­cal. An­nounc­ing work on the film, del Toro said: “No art form has in­flu­enced my life and my work more than an­i­ma­tion and no sin­gle char­ac­ter in his­tory has had as deep of a per­sonal con­nec­tion to me as Pinoc­chio.”

Newspapers in English

Newspapers from UK

© PressReader. All rights reserved.