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Video: Daily Nerd Brief September 5 2018

The Nerdy News you need to get you through the day.

MOVIES

Steve Guttenberg promises a new Police Academy movie
Henry Cavill cast as Geralt of Rivia in Witcher

TV

Doctor Who season 11 Oct 7th
WWE Facebook Watch returns September 18th
Law and Order: Hate Crimes in development

COMICS

Rat Queens volume 1 #16 won’t be included in collected works
Lando: Double or Nothing reveals why Calrissian is enemy of Empire
Alex Wilder is back in Runaways #12
Dynamite will publish Rainbow Brite comic

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Nintendo Direct set for September 6th
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TNTM: Vampirella Returns in All New Number One

Vampirella History: Vampirella was originally presented as an inhabitant of the planet Drakulon.  On this planet blood flows in rivers.  This was good for her since she was part of a vampiric race, The Vampiri, that lives on blood.

Drakulon orbits twin suns that were causing droughts across the planet. The Vampiri are able to transform themselves into bats at will.  They sprout wings when required to fly.  They also possess superhuman physical attributes.

The story begins with the inhabitants of Drakulon dying slowly due to the drying up of its blood. When a spaceship from Earth crashes on the planet Vampirella is sent to investigate.  The astronauts attack her in fear.  Vampirella retaliates in self defense.

It is then she discovers the astronauts have blood in their veins. She manages to pilot the ship back to Earth where her adventures begin. Vampirella becomes a “good” vampire and devotes her energy to ridding our world of the evil kind. Evil vampires owe their existence to Dracula, who came from Drakulon but was corrupted by Chaos.

Vampirella Powers and Abilities

Vampirella has the typical powers of mythological vampires. She has super-strength and can move so fast that she appears as a blur of motion. She also has heightened senses allowing her to tell one’s emotional state through their scent, hear things imperceptible to humans, and see clearly in total darkness.

Her healing factor grants her great resilience and allows her to heal rapidly from her wounds.  It also makes her immune to Earthly illness and toxins. In addition to her supernatural abilities, Vampirella is a formidable hand-to-hand combatant.  She is very skilled with modern-day firearms.

Official Comic Book Solicitation

After a sleep of over a thousand years, Vampirella finds herself back among the land of the living, but in a world far different than the one she remembers, where hope is laced with fear and blood has a far different taste.  And speaking of taste, finding an appropriate outfit for the era leads our fanged fatale to a chance encounter that will garner her not one but two potential allies.

From the Dynamite Press Release:

“Paul’s writing is tremendous, and we have been hoping to work with him on Vampirella for quite some time now,” says Dynamite CEO and Publisher, Nick Barrucci. “While Paul’s series is written in the classic style of the character, his take feels every bit as fresh as our 2016 relaunch. This new series is sure to be applauded by new readers and longtime fans alike!”

Paul Cornell is an English writer of novels, comic books and television, perhaps best known for his work on Doctor Who, dating back to 1990. Since that time, Cornell has written over ten Doctor Who novels, as well as multiple series for both DC and Marvel, as well as the widely celebrated Vertigo series, Saucer Country.

“I’m supremely jazzed to have the chance to work on Vampirella, a character with an incredibly rich history and a touchstone still for many readers today,” says Matt Idelson, Senior Editor. “Reuniting with Paul is always a total pleasure, and what he and artist Jimmy Broxton have cooked up speaks very much to all that’s great about the character, yet will come as a totally unexpected, wonderful surprise. I think this is going to greatly appeal to both longtime and new readers alike.”

Vampirella is a raven-haired heroine who remains, even after 45 years of publication, one of the comic industry’s most well known characters, due in no small part to Dynamite Entertainment. Since Vampirella’s very healthy resurgence in 2010, Dynamite has published three volumes of a monthly series, several miniseries and one-shot specials, and crossovers with multimedia brands and comic book peers. The Vampirella franchise is a haven for writers and artists with a penchant for the macabre.

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Look for the newly designed Vampirella in your comic book store in February 2017.

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TNTM: Barbarella in Dynamite comics in 2017

Most of the newer generation are not familiar with Barbarella.  I have to admit, I didn’t know about the character myself until I stumbled across the VHS tape in the Sci-Fi section of a Blockbuster Video Store.

For those aforementioned newer generation folks, a VHS (Video Home System) tape was something movies were recorded to and played back on a VCR (Video Cassette Recorder).  It had a hard plastic shell with a thin ribbon of film inside.  The VCR ran this ribbon of film through it’s innards and displayed the movie on your TV.  The film would spool from one side of the VHS tape to the other.  This required you to rewind the tape to the original spool if you wanted to watch the movie again.

The phrase “Be Kind, Please Rewind” was developed to remind customers to rewind the rented VHS tape before returning it so the next customer could immediately begin watching the movie.  Oh, and Blockbuster was a place us old people would visit to rent a movie to watch at home.  This was before DVR, streaming, and On Demand.

I remember Barbarella being campy, yet entertaining.  The President of Earth sends Barbarella out in space to retrieve Doctor Durand Durand.  Trivia item for you, the rock group “Duran Duran” took their name from this movie.

Wait, if you don’t know about VHS, VCR, and Blockbuster then Duran Duran will be before your time as well.  Just so you know, Duran Duran was the hottest group around when back then.  Their videos were all over MTV back when MTV still showed music videos instead of crappy reality shows.  Anyhoo, I digress.  Barbarella is a good movie to watch if you have caught up on your DVR and Netflix and are looking for something entertaining to watch.

The Comic

Dynamite Entertainment has announced they have obtained the license to publish all new comics starring Barbarella, the iconic French sci-fi character. Originally created by Jean-Claude Forest in 1962, Barbarella was made famous by Jane Fonda’s portrayal in the 1968 film of the same name.  The new “Barbarella” comics, the first created by an American publisher, will be supervised by Jean-Marc Lofficier, who previously worked with Forest on a sequel series in the ’90s.  “This is the first step in a multimedia approach designed to herald the return of Barbarella,” said Forest’s son, Julien Forest. “We are particularly happy and proud to take that step together with Dynamite, which has showed great respect for so many other classic characters.”

The new “Barbarella” will arrive from Dynamite in 2017 just in time to mark the character’s 55th anniversary. The new series will mark the character’s first appearance in comics since “Heavy Metal” presented English translations of the French comics in 1978.

Official Press Release

DYNAMITE ENTERTAINMENT TO PRODUCE NEW COMICS STARRING SCIENCE FICTION’S ORIGINAL HEROINE, BARBARELLA!

FIRST AMERICAN PUBLISHER TO CREATE NEW MATERIAL ON ICONIC CHARACTER!

October 4, 2016, Mt. Laurel, NJ: Barbarella, the sexy science fiction heroine created by Jean Claude Forest in 1962, will return in all new comics and more in 2017 from Dynamite Entertainment in conjunction with her 55th anniversary!

The character was introduced at the heart of the sexual revolution of the 1960’s, and is forever ingrained in pop culture after Jane Fonda’s unforgettable portrayal in the 1968 film. She was a key figure in the fertile battleground of French comic books and the struggle for sexual freedom in the medium, and has not appeared in a new series since her last appearance in the legendary science fiction publication, Heavy Metal.

The new comics will be supervised by Jean-Marc Lofficier, who worked in the mid-90s with Jean-Claude Forest, the character’s creator, on a sequel project.

“This is the first step in a multimedia approach designed to herald the return of Barbarella,” says Jean-Claude’s son, Julien Forest. “We are particularly happy and proud to take that step together with Dynamite, which has showed great respect for so many other classic characters.”

“Barbarella will be right at home here at Dynamite alongside such heroines as Vampirella, Red Sonja, and Dejah Thoris,” says Dynamite CEO and publisher, Nick Barrucci. “This is a day I have looked forward to since we started publishing! Jean Claude Forest’s creation has influenced pop culture from comics to music, and is long overdue for new adventures!”

“I’ve always been a fan of stories that have a real message hidden within an engaging and entertaining package. Barbarella’s message was about the freedom of self-expression, and while it sadly was missed by the majority of readers at the time, enough people figured it out for the character to endure,” says editor Matt Idelson. “Getting the chance to participate in creating new stories for an all-time (and all-time underappreciated) classic like Barbarella is beyond a dream come true!”

Look for updates on Dynamite’s upcoming Barbarella publishing program in the coming months, with a new series launch planned for 2017.

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