Back to the top

November 2015

Several big releases hit the stands today, most notably the debut issue of DC’s sales juggernaut The Dark Knight Returns III: The Master Race. Marvel added several new titles to the growing All-New, All-Different Marvel lineup, including Moon Girl and Devil Dinosaur, Venom: Space Knight and the relaunched Silk.

DC COMICS

Batman and Robin Eternal #8

STK688827

Written by Genevieve Valentine | Drawn by Alvaro Martinez & Scot Eaton

Issue #7’s creative team stick around for this follow-up chapter, which is fitting given how closely this issue builds on last week’s events. Genevieve Valentine and Alvaro Martinez deliver another great collaboration as they explore Dick Grayson’s first encounter with Mother. Valentine’s snappy dialogue makes the most of this showdown, especially when it comes to painting Mother as a sinister figure despite her relatively innocuous appearance. Martinez’s art enhances the story nicely. As with last week’s chapter, he weaves the extended battle scenes into a graceful ballet of movement. Sandra Molina’s use of contrasting warm and cool tones helps distinguish the past and present-day sections or add variety to specific scenes.

Final Score:

8.6

The Dark Knight III: The Master Race #1

STK688727

Written by Frank Miller & Brian Azzarello | Drawn by Any Kubert & Frank Miller

Frank Miller’s Dark Knight saga has quite a bit in common with Star Wars. Their initial efforts were universally acclaimed successes that changed their respective mediums forever, while their follow-ups left quite a lot to be desired. Now, they are both poised to make a comeback with new talent involved. The Dark Knight III: The Master Race #1 hits almost a month before Star Wars: The Force Awakens, and if they are going to maintain similar levels of quality, then that’s good news for Star Wars fans, because the third entry into the Dark Knight saga does everything right.

Final Score:

9.5

 

Superman #46

STK688707Written by Gene Luen Yang | Drawn by Howard Porter

Gene Luen Yang’s Superman run has taken an interesting swerve in the last couple months as the series digs deeper into Superman’s post-Clark Kent life. The fallen Man of Steel find a strange satisfaction and even happiness in being reduced to an amateur wrestler. Howard Porter brings a great deal of energy to these scenes, aided a great deal by the vibrant colors of Hi-Fi. Losing John Romita, Jr. was a blow to this book, but those two have helped lessen the impact. The issue lags a bit once it returns focus to the ongoing conflict with HORDR, however. This villain has never been well developed, and as such his latest attack on Clark’s life lacks the impact it should have.

Final Score:

6.8

MARVEL COMICS

All-New Wolverine #2

STK688366

Written by Tom Taylor | Drawn by David Lopez

Tom Taylor isn’t wasting time before getting to the good stuff with this series. As with the first issue, this chapter drops readers right into the middle of the conflict. Laura’s search for answers about her clones puts her in the path of Alchemax and a quickly deepening conspiracy. There’s a real momentum to this series even so early into its lifespan. Taylor’s pacing is quick, but not to the point where he does the characters or conflict a disservice. He simply shows a willingness to skip past the boring, unnecessary parts of the plot. David Lopez brings a slick visual style to the book as well. His art has a strong noir influence, but he’s more than capable of rendering stylish fight sequences or subtle facial work as well.

Final Score:

8.8

Guardians of the Galaxy #2

STK687574Written by Brian Michael Bendis | Drawn by Valerio Schiti

The creative team might be the same, but enough has changed with the status quo for this Guardians comic to feel “all-new.” Brian Bendis delves deeper into that status quo this month, exploring Peter Quill’s reluctant position as king of Spartax, the dysfunctional new team lineup and the emergence of a powerful new Kree villain. While the general pace in this issue is a bit slow (dwelling a bit too long on Hala’s reminiscence about her dead culture) it still offers an exciting look at the dangerous state of affairs in Marvel’s cosmic sector. As usual, artist Valerio Schiti and colorist Richard Isanove bring a sleek, vibrant look to the Guardians and their cosmic conflicts.

Final Score:

8.5

Moon Girl and Devil Dinosaur #1

STK688382

Written by Amy Reeder & Brandon Montclare | Drawn by Natacha Bustos

Moon Boy and Devil Dinosaur may not rank among Jack Kirby’s most famous Marvel creations, but they’ve certainly endured over the decades. And now this partnership is taking a radically different form as Devil Dinosaur is dragged into the present-day Marvel Universe to form an alliance with a preteen girl named Lunella Lafayette.

There’s a lot to like in this charming first issue, though the Moon Boy/Devil Dinosaur mythology actually proves to be the weak link.

Final Score:

7.6

Silk #1

STK688286

Written by Robbie Thompson | Drawn by Stacey Lee

Robbie Thompson and Stacey Lee barely had time to establish Silk as a solo heroine before Marvel’s relaunch necessitated a new series and a new status quo. However unnecessary this fresh start might be, at least the creators make the most of it. Silk’s hunt for the mysterious new Goblin King gives the book ample dramatic weight, though it’s really the more lighthearted qualities that help it thrive. It’s fun to see all the ways Thompson draws parallels between Cindy’s life and the early years of Peter Parker while also shaking up the formula quite a bit. Through it all, Lee’s art is a huge asset to the book. It’s colorful, dynamic and stylish without being too cartoonish.

Final Score:

8.9

Venom: Space Knight #1

STK688350

Written by Robbie Thompson | Drawn by Ariel Olivetti

This isn’t the first time former Spider-Man villain Venom has starred in his own ongoing solo series. It’s not even the first book to feature Flash Thompson in the lead role. But this new series is certainly unique in that it focuses on the symbiote-powered hero as an intergalactic adventurer rather than a grim and gritty defender of the common man.

This shift in focus results in a fun new platform for Flash. But like most of the Guardians of the Galaxy spinoff comics, Venom: Space Knight is a bit lacking in depth.

Final Score:

7.1

ARCHIE COMICS

Archie #4

STK686665

Written by Mark Waid | Drawn by Annie Wu

Mark Waid and Fiona Staples well and truly reinvigorated the Archie franchise with the first three issues of this reboot series. It wasn’t about drastically revamping the characters or the Riverdale setting, but merely sprucing things up for a more contemporary audience and allowing a little more drama into Archie’s world. This issue finally delves into the infamous “Lipstick Incident” and just what drove former power couple Archie Andrews and Betty Cooper apart. Waid deftly blends humor and bittersweet tragedy as he sheds light on the incident.  Meanwhile, Annie Wu deftly steps in for Staples. She brings a similar visual sensibility to the series, but with a slightly more angular, energetic approach.

Final Score:

9.0

 

IDW PUBLISHING

Transformers: Sins of the Wreckers #1

STK687462

Written by Nick Roche | Drawn by Nick Roche

Last Stand of the Wreckers easily ranks among the best Transformers comics ever. With that in mind, writer/artist Nick Roche faces a tall order in living up to that legacy with this sequel, especially without Last Stand co-writer James Roberts at his side. To his credit, Roche doesn’t merely try to recycle the old approach. This is less a harsh war comic than an exploration of what happens when the war is over and the survivors are struggling to move forward. Roche’s art certainly impresses even when the plot merely chugs along. He and colorist Josh Burcham bring a very muted, textured vibe to a normally colorful and flamboyant franchise.

Final Score:

7.3

 

 

Information and images sourced from ign.com

Check out The CW’s new time-hopping trailer for DC’s Legends of Tomorrow – which premieres January 21st.

In the trailer you’ll see The Atom, Firestorm, White Canary, Captain Cold, Heat Wave, Hawkman, and Hawkgirl get recruited by Rip Hunter (Arthur Darvill, Doctor Who) to take down the immortal Vandal Savage (Casper Crump) on a time-traveling adventure.

The trailer hints that Legends of Tomorrow will have a larger role to play in the current DC Universe. In particular, it’s Savage’s line about “Men of Steel” and “Dark Knights” that sets off more than a few alarms – indicating that Superman and Batman at least do (or will) exist, in some form, in the Arrow and Flash TV universe, even if we won’t see them onscreen anytime soon.

Ryan Meinerding has spent the last few months reliving his years in the Marvel Cinematic Universe on his Facebook page. If you don’t know what role Meinderding played in films like”Iron Man” and “The Avengers,” it’s okay; you didn’t miss some secret character connecting all the films in the background. Instead, Meinerding had a hand in designing many of the iconic characters and scenes in the films. He’s a conceptualartist, and he’s been releasing a bunch of artwork from his time working on the movies.

(Photo: Imgur)

I’m just gunna leave this here… Some insane unknown fella has constructed this beauty out of fairy lights in his front garden… The image shared on Imgur depicts an almost life sized TIE-fighter from Star Wars in all it’s glory.

If anyone is any good at doing stuff like this, I would urge you to please get in touch, this may be the best way I will eventually get a Death Star! It would also look “totes fabulous”…

-Dan

Sourced from ComicBook.com

It’s another huge week of comics, with Marvel launching a wave of new books, DC publishing a long forgotten Batman comic, and Image continuing the Invincible reboot.

DC COMICS

Action Comics #46

STK688628

Written by Greg Pak | Drawn by Scott Kolins

Stories involving Superman turning evil or becoming corrupted are nothing new. It’s happening in the pages of Justice League right now. Even so, Pak finds something new out of this old chestnut as he explores an infected Superman confronting Wrath. Pak strikes a balance between letting Clark’s darker side come out while still respecting the fundamentally good man beneath. If anything, this reads less like “Evil Superman” and more like a weary hero finally getting the chance to cut loose and enjoy himself again.

Final Score:

8.1

 

Batman and Robin Eternal #7

STK688826

Written by Genevieve Valentine | Drawn by Alvaro Martinez

This weekly comic has two main strengths over its predecessor. It’s more focused in terms of cast and general storyline, and it’s much more tightly paced. Both those strengths are evident in this latest issue, as Dick leads his team on a quest to stop Mother from cleaning house. Valentine bends her voice to fit alongside the other writers. If anything, her script is a little more efficient, as recent issues have been a bit cluttered with dialogue. Martinez’s pencils also fit the book’s established style. His figure work is clean, if unremarkable, but he does impress thanks to a splash image depicting a graceful ballet sequence.

Final Score:

8.0

 

Batman Europa #1

STK688726

Written by Matteo Casali & Brian Azzarello | Drawn by Jim Lee & Giuseppe Camuncoli

The past few months have been productive ones when it comes to publishers finally releasing long-gestating projects. Hot on the heels of Captain America: White and Miracleman by Gaiman and Buckingham comes Batman: Europa, a series that was first announced way back in 2004. This first issue hardly lives up to 11 years of anticipating, but it offers a fun detour from the rest of the Batman franchise.

Final Score:

7.3

 

 

Doctor Fate #6

STK688663

Written by Paul Levitz | Drawn by Sonny Liew

Doctor Fate debuted with a unique premise, strong world-building, and beautiful art – making it one of the most interesting DC books to debut post-Convergence. While all those things remain true about the book six months later (the storyline about Doctor Fate’s mom and dad is really sweet in this issue), story-length and pacing issues have made the series drag in recent months. Nowhere has that been more true than in this issue. This chapter’s pacing is awkward at its best, and baffling at its worst. Worse, the uninteresting cliffhanger leaves little reason to come back for another month of this story that feels like it has already gone on too long. -Levi

Final Score:

6.0

 

Green Lantern: The Lost Army #6

STK688678

Written by Cullen Bunn | Drawn by Jesus Saiz

Sadly, it’s the end of the road for this particular Green Lantern series. At least Cullen Bunn and Jesus Saiz make the most of the limited room they have left. This issue is crammed full of epic Lantern warfare, while still making room for solid character moments as the creators explore more of John Stewart’s past and several big transformations. At times this issue is a little too crowded, but at least it wraps up the current conflict while setting the stage for Edge of Oblivion.

Final Score:

8.4

 

 

Harley Quinn #22

STK688679

Written by Amanda Conner & Jimmy Palmiotti | Drawn by Chad Hardin

Lately this series has shown a renewed emphasis on showcasing Harley’s darker side. It’s been a nice change of pace, as she’s practically evolved into a full-blown heroine over the past couple years. This issue offers plenty of entertainment as an old villain resurfaces and Harley wages bloody war against a group of Russian gangsters. Chad Hardin renders that battle to great effect, lending a slightly darker, bloodier vibe to his familiar cartoonish aesthetic. The aftermath of that battle returns the book to more lighthearted territory again.

Final Score:

7.8

 

Martian Manhunter #6

STK688690

Written by Genevieve Valentine | Drawn by David Messina

The streak of brilliant twists and startling cliffhangers continues in the final chapter of this incredible first story arc. The Martians are on the brink of bringing back Mars, killing Earth in the process, and it’s up to J’onn’s various selves to stop it. The way this finale plays out is absolutely thrilling from both Rob Williams and Eddy Barrows. The story-turns and character moments are all emotional, the action is breathless. If you haven’t read this iteration of Martian Manhunter yet, pick up the first volume when it comes out, this is one of DC’s best ongoing books. –Levi

Final Score:

9.0

 

 

MARVEL COMICS

Astonishing Ant-Man #2

STK687583

Written by Nick Spencer | Drawn by Ramon Rosanas

Matt Fraction and Mike Allred’s FF run was one of the many hidden gems among the Marvel Now launch a few years back, so it’s nice to see Nick Spencer bringing that era of Scott Lang’s back to the forefront, even if it’s just for a few issues. In this installment, Scott Lang takes a security job for a celebrity who turns out to be none other than his ex-girlfriend Darla Deering aka Ms. Thing. The way Spencer is able to use this awkward situation to both comedic effect (as he so often does so well) but also dramatic effect, is impressive.

Final Score:

7.5

 

Captain America: Sam Wilson #3

STK687572

Written by Nick Spencer | Drawn by Daniel Acuna and Mike Choi

Yes, the idea of Cap-Wolf is funny and silly and deserves to be made fun of – but does is it really deserve an entire issue? The tone Nick Spencer established in his first two issues of this series was of an inspirational, political hero with a sense of humor, but in this issue every little thing is simplified into just a gag or one-liner. Funny comics are great, just look at Spencer’s Ant-Man, among many others, but not when they come at the cost of a previously established tone and not when the entire issue is sculpted around a single one-note joke like the Cap-Wolf concept.

Final Score:

4.2

 

Deadpool #2

STK688374

Written by Gerry Duggan | Drawn by Mike Hawthorne

With the previous volume of Deadpool fixated on the idea that Deadpool is the least popular hero in the Marvel Universe, it’s amusing to see just how much the tables have turned in this relaunch. Deadpool’s unprecedented popularity makes for an entertaining new status quo. The problem right now is that the book is too fixated on his “Mercs for Money” team and not nearly enough on Wade or the usual supporting cast from the previous book.

Final Score:

7.3

 

 

Extraordinary X-Men #2

STK686066

Written by Jeff Lemire | Drawn by Humberto Ramos

If Extraordinary X-Men is meant to be the new flagship title of the X-Men line, it’s not doing much to build enthusiasm for the state of the X-Men in All-New, All-Different Marvel. The series’ status quo merely cherry picks familiar elements from X-Men stories of yesteryear. Once again, mutants find themselves an endangered species, battling persecution at every turn and even dealing with another deadly pandemic. New writer Jeff Lemire hasn’t done enough in these first two issues to develop a unique voice and leave his mark on the franchise.

Final Score:

5.3

 

Mighty Thor #1

STK688380

Written by Jason Aaron | Drawn by Russell Dauterman

Jason Aaron’s long Thor run has taken a number of forms over the past few year. What began as Thor: God of Thunder is being relaunched yet again for All-New, All-Different Marvel. The name keeps changing, but the core appeal of this epic fantasy saga remains

Final Score:

9.0

 

Ms. Marvel #1

STK688276

Written by G. Willow Wilson | Drawn by Takeshi Miyazawa

Ms. Marvel #1 is a textbook example of how to relaunch a series that didn’t need a relaunch in the first place. This new volume retains pretty much everything that made the original appealing. At the same time, it takes advantage of the eight month gap following Secret Wars to shake up Kamala’s status quo and give her new challenges to wrangle. Fans can rest easy know this is the same book they know and love.

Final Score:

8.6

 

 

New Avengers #3

STK687576

Written by Al Ewing | Drawn by Gerardo Sandoval

Al Ewing proved through his multiple Might Avengers runs that he’s a writer in the Brian Bendis mold of strong characterization and banter, though not necessarily action. That might explain why the first two issues of the series were such a letdown – throwing the new team at a big threat didn’t allow for much chance at characterization and team dynamic. Issue 3 gives the writer a chance to spotlight two fan-favorite characters, Wiccan and Hulkling, and finally make us care about this team and this book.

Final Score:

6.7

 

Spider-Woman #1

STK688288

Written by Dennis Hopeless | Drawn by Javier Rodriguez

It wasn’t until it moved beyond the Spider-Verse crossover and found a new artist and new direction that Dennis Hopeless’ Spider-Woman became the comic it needed to be. And thanks to Secret Wars, Hopeless and artist Javier Rodriguez only had a half dozen issues to explore that new direction before Secret Wars cut things short. This relaunched series brings back the creative team and many of the familiar trappings, but unlike some All-New, All-Different Marvel titles, quite a bit has changed in those missing eight months.

Final Score:

8.6

 

Star-Lord #1

STK688291

Written by Sam Humphries| Drawn by Javier Garron

Throughout his run on The Legendary Star-Lord, Sam Humphries proved he was able to balance the affable jokester with the cocky hotshot, making for an endearing sort of rapscallion. That same endearment isn’t quite so prevalent early in his latest origin heavy go-round, as the quick deluge of growing pains the younger Quill is put through don’t completely equate to an engaging lead. If anything, the bulk of the first issue reads like a checklist run-through of establishing characteristics. The pain of loss, the resentment of authority, the spaceship-sized chip on his shoulder – all of these defining traits are thrown at us in such bam-bam fashion that they almost breeze by.

Final Score:

7.0

 

Star Wars #12

STK687588

Written by Jason Aaron | Drawn by Stuart Immonen

This issue caps off Jason Aaron’s second major story arc, as Luke Skywalker fights for his life in a gladiator arena while Han and Leia intervene in the battle between Chewbacca and Dengar. Everything eventually comes together in a glorious, over-the-top display of action that reads like it could have been the brainchild of a couple kids playing with action figures. That’s meant as a compliment, mind you. This book never loses sight of the fun and adventure that defined the original Star Wars, and it’s not afraid to take chances or break away from what readers might expect of a project sandwiched in between two films.

Final Score:

8.5

 

Star Wars: Vader Down #1

STK689171

Written by Jason Aaron | Drawn by Mike Deodato

Marvel’s Star Wars and Darth Vader comics have always boasted a loose sense of inter-connectivity, but the “Vader Down” crossover marks the first point that the two series have a direct crossover. It’s easy to worry that the Star Wars universe will soon become as dominated by events and crossovers as the Marvel Universe. However, the time is certainly ripe for this project, with Star Wars: Battlefront hitting stores this week and The Force Awakens now a mere month away from release.

Final Score:

6.8

 

 

Uncanny Inhumans #2

STK687589

Written by Charles Soule | Drawn by Steve McNiven

Uncanny Inhumans is a hard book to classify at this point. It has “Inhumans” in the title, features a member of both the X-Men and Fantastic Four, and is menaced by the classic Avengers villain Kang. Which is all to say that if you have any kind of Inhumans baggage that keeps you from reading this series, you should just drop that right now. Regardless of title this is basically a Marvel Universe crossover event and will win you over with its fun, old-school sensibilities and gorgeous art. Charles Soule establishes a frenetic pace that captures the terror of a villain who can kill you before you were even born.

Final Score

8.0

 

 

IMAGE COMICS

I Hate Fairyland #2

STK688873

Written by Skottie Young | Drawn by Skottie Young

Skottie Young’s gorgeous and hilarious I Hate Fairyland hits its second issue, and in doing so shows off how the book might work on a monthly basis. Now that we have Gertrude’s backstory out of the way, Young is free to show his main character’s everyday life. It would be depressing if it wasn’t so funny. Gert spends her time drinking and getting in fights, while in the background Queen Cloudia plots her demise. The obvious appeal of this book first and foremost is Young’s wild imagination and the humor that comes from that, this series is an unquestionable success under those two criteria.

Final Score

7.2

 

 

Invincible #125

STK688875

Written by Robert Kirkman | Drawn by Ryan Ottley

This is one of those issues of Invincible (they are pretty much a regular occurrence at this point) where the story just flies by, and the ending comes too soon. It’s in these issues where Ryan Ottley really gets to show off his talent for superheroics with dynamic and over-the-top action, in this case an altered take on the brutal fight between Invincible and his father from Invincible #12. It’s also these issues where Robert Kirkman is at his sparsest on the dialogue front, sure there are plenty of speeches to be found, but you really get the sense that Kirkman edits himself to the necessities.

Final Score

8.1

 

Tokyo Ghost #3

STK688896

Written by Rick Remender | Drawn by Sean Murphy

This series didn’t fully find its hook until issue #2, when Rick Remender fleshed out the complicated relationship between Debbie and Teddy/Led and showcased the lush Japanese setting. The romance forms the core of this series, and its main appeal is that it’s not entirely healthy or even necessarily good for either character. This isn’t a straightforward love story by any stretch, even ignoring all the bizarre futuristic sci-fi trappings. It’s almost surprising how quickly this issue speeds along in showcasing Teddy’s detox process. At this point it’s not entirely clear what the driving conflict of the series is, but right now the characters and setting are more than enough to propel it along.

Final Score:

8.6

 

Information and images sourced from ign.com

The Game Boy is arguably the most entertaining, and revolutionary piece of hand held gaming tech ever created, I spent approx. 98% of my childhood (the other 2% on SNES) playing this console and wonders such as Harvest Moon, Pokemon, Super Mario, and Zelda Link’s Awakening (later to be upgraded to colour with Zelda Link’s Awakening DX) so the prospect of the Game Boy being resurrected from retirement for me is overwhelmingly exciting. In what I can only hope is an attempt to egg Nintendo on to doing a special rebirth of the console, German designer, Florian Renner, who has spawned this cool ass concept art of how the console may look if it was to return to the market 25 years after it’s release.

gameboy2015-2

Obviously this concept art is nothing more than that. But the artist did put in a great deal of thought to this sexy looking slab, with Large HD Display, 3DS styled cartridge system, a lovely analogue D-Pad and the diamond shaped layout of the buttons with 2 shoulder buttons, this design carries most of the original features of the iconic console.

gameboy2015-1

Would this be something you would invest in? I know I would be one of the first in line!!!

-Dan

Information and images sourced from Nintendo Life

Latest set spoilers for Oath of the Gatewatch. Or are they fake…? Time will tell!

This set will also feature heavy support for 2 Headed Giant, more details on this are to be confirmed. One of our Prerelease Events will be in 2HG Format. See bookings page to book your space today!!

kozilekthegreatdistortion mirrorpool wastes

 

To PreOrder Click here

Set Name

Oath of the Gatewatch

Block

Set 2 of 2 in the Battle for Zendikar block

Number of Cards

184

Prerelease Events – Book now clicking here

January 16–17, 2016

Prerelease Format

Sealed (4 Oath of the Gatewatch/2 Battle for Zendikar)

Release Date

January 22, 2016

Launch Weekend

January 22–24, 2016

Game Day

February 13–14, 2016

Magic Online Prerelease Events

January 29–February 1, 2016

Magic Online Release Date

February 1, 2016

Magic Online Release Events

February 1–17, 2016

Pro Tour Oath of the Gatewatch

February 5–7, 2016

Pro Tour Oath of the Gatewatch Location

Atlanta, GA

Pro Tour Oath of the Gatewatch Formats

  • Swiss:

Modern

Oath of the Gatewatch/Oath of the Gatewatch/Battle for Zendikar Draft

  • Top 8:

Modern

Official Three–Letter Code

OGW

Twitter Hashtag

#MTGOGW

Initial Concept and Game Design

Ethan Fleischer (lead)
Graeme Hopkins
Ari Levitch
Ken Nagle
Adam Prosak
Mark Rosewater

Final Game Design and Development

Ian Duke (lead)
Dave Humpherys
Jackie Lee
Adam Prosak
Gavin Verhey

Languages

English, Chinese Simplified, Chinese Traditional, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Portuguese, Russian, Spanish

Available in

Booster Packs, Intro Packs*, Fat Pack*
(*-Not available in all languages.)

Following the success of the Martian, Ridley Scotts movie of yet again Matt Damon stranded on a distant planet, which spent a number of weeks in the Top 10 at time of it’s release, Ridley Scott has had the drive to make tracks on his next project. He has decided to put on hold Neill Blomkamp’s (Chappie, District 9, Lost) Alien 5 and instead make his sequel to Prometheus, which he intended to call Alien: Paradise Lost, but has since changed his mind to now calling it Alien: Covenant.

With this announcement came the official synopsis…

Ridley Scott returns to the universe he created in ALIEN with ALIEN: COVENANT, the second chapter in a prequel trilogy that began with PROMETHEUS — and connects directly to Scott’s 1979 seminal work of science fiction. Bound for a remote planet on the far side of the galaxy, the crew of the colony ship Covenant discovers what they think is an uncharted paradise, but is actually a dark, dangerous world — whose sole inhabitant is the “synthetic” David (Michael Fassbender), survivor of the doomed Prometheus expedition.

I guess the looming question is, will this be a bit of an under performer like the previous Prometheus film, or will be be a glimmering success blockbuster that performs as expected, or will it become a bit of a critically acclaimed sequel in the realms of the first Alien films? Unfortunately we still have some time to wait, with marketing phase expected to begin 6th October 2017.

To read more about the confusion of this film, and Ridley Scotts plans for future productions head to  Geek.com read more here

Rumour has it today that Ian McShane (Black Beard in Pirates of the Caribbean and Lovejoy from that old TV show…. Lovejoy) is to appear in one episode of the up and coming season 6 of Game of Thrones.

“I am responsible for bringing somebody back that you think you’re never going to see again,” McShane recently told Pop Goes the News. “I’ll leave it at that.”

Doesn’t necessarily say dead… and to be honest, dead in Game of Thrones doesn’t always mean dead. Could he be returning the Hound from been brutally injured? Or is this the rumoured return of Jon Snow, Catelyn Stark or one of the other mass of deaths from a show which actually is starting to contend with my top TV Shows of all time…!

Apparently his publicist is yet to comment on the rumour sparked by his comments at the Los Cabos International Film Festival.

Game of Thrones returns for Season 6 in 2016, and we may have a special event and screening in store! Keep posted on our social media channels for more information.

– Dan

Magic the Gathering Event Registration

Register for Magic the Gathering Events below, or in store… Please note that booking is Free however the events vary from £4 entry upwards. If you are not playing in events a minimum spend of £5 will apply to non parent or guardians (this is a post 6pm fee across all evenings). If you have any problems with this online system please call 0191 386 3851 or email events@dark-matter.co.uk
IF YOU CAN’T MAKE IT – Please let us know with plenty advance so we can offer your place to someone else.

Please make sure you receive a confirmation email

Friday Night Magic

Dark Matter's weekly Magic the Gathering event. This is a rotating format between Standard and Modern (formats may change based on set releases which will involve a draft replacing that week)

Entry is £4 with each entry ticket entitling the user to either food and drink from our menu or a booster pack (whilst stocks last)

Starts On:
August 17, 2018
6:00 PM
Ends On:
August 17, 2018
9:30 PM
£4.00
29left
Friday Night Magic
Regular (£4.00)
Spots left: 29
Quantity
Single Cost
Total Cost
£4.00
£4.00
Booking Event ...

Core Set 2019 Store Championship

Store Championship is the grand finale of the competitive Magic season.

All participants will get a first-peek at the next set with a foil rare, full-art promo card from the next Magic the Gathering set. Top 8 players win an exclusive Ultra Pro deck box and the store champion wins an exclusive playmat.

Starts On:
September 16, 2018
11:00 AM
Ends On:
September 16, 2018
6:00 PM
£5.00
25left
Core Set 2019 Store Championship
September 16, 2018
Regular (£5.00)
Spots left: 25
Quantity
Single Cost
Total Cost
£5.00
£5.00
Booking Event ...

Guilds of Ravnica Saturday 6pm Prerelease

Guilds of Ravnica Prerelease includes PreRelease Kit and entry to sealed event with booster prize fund and participation booster

Saturday 29th September 2018 at 6pm

Starts On:
September 29, 2018
6:00 PM
Ends On:
September 29, 2018
10:00 PM
£22.00
4left
Guilds of Ravnica Saturday 6pm Prerelease
September 29, 2018
Regular (£22.00)
Spots left: 4
Quantity
Single Cost
Total Cost
£22.00
£22.00
Booking Event ...

Guilds of Ravnica Sunday Prerelease Party

Guilds of Ravnica Prerelease includes PreRelease Kit and entry to sealed event with booster prize fund and participation booster

For the Sunday prerelease we will be running a trial of Wizards new prerelease format - Prerelease Party

A Prerelease Party is more like a social event than a tournament. You can arrive and leave whenever you wish and there are no set rounds; players simply flag each other down for matches.

Matches are to consist of just one game. After each of these games you register you opponent and when you fill up your sheet, you are awarded prizes, regardless of your record.

Sunday 30th September 2018 at 11am

Starts On:
September 30, 2018
11:00 AM
Ends On:
September 30, 2018
5:00 PM
£22.00
4left
Guilds of Ravnica Sunday Prerelease Party
September 30, 2018
Regular (£22.00)
Spots left: 4
Quantity
Single Cost
Total Cost
£22.00
£22.00
Booking Event ...

Guilds of Ravnica Draft

Entry is £15 for 3 Booster packs for the draft and 1 Booster pack per player into a prize fund.

Spaces are limited to 16 so to avoid missing out please book in advance

Starts On:
October 05, 2018
6:00 PM
Ends On:
October 05, 2018
10:00 PM
£15.00
15left
Guilds of Ravnica Draft
October 05, 2018
Regular (£15.00)
Spots left: 15
Quantity
Single Cost
Total Cost
£15.00
£15.00
Booking Event ...

© Dark Matter Cafe - Dark Matter Cafe Ltd - Registered Company Number 08682506