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"Langdon": "Succession" Star Ashley Zukerman to Lead NBC's "The Lost Symbol" Series Pilot

The Crossing creators Dan Dworkin and Jay Beattie have found the face for literary hero Robert Langdon in Succession star Ashley Zukerman, tapped for NBC's Langdon pilot. Written and executive produced by Dworkin and Beattie and based on Dan Brown's best-selling thriller The Lost Symbol, the series followed the early adventures of the famed Harvard symbologist, […]

"Langdon": NBC Gives Pilot Order for Dan Brown "The Lost Symbol" Adapt Prequel Series

Literary hero Robert Langdon is bringing his conspiracy-cracking skills to NBC, with the network giving a formal pilot order to Langdon – a drama based on Dan Brown's best-selling thriller The Lost Symbol. Written and executive produced by The Crossing creators Dan Dworkin and Jay Beattie, the series follows the early adventures of famed Harvard […]

"Langdon": NBC Developing Dan Brown's "The Lost Symbol" as Robert Langdon Prequel Series

Literary hero Robert Langdon is bringing his conspiracy-cracking skills to NBC, with the network giving a production commitment to Langdon, a drama based on Dan Brown's best-selling thriller The Lost Symbol. Written and executive produced by Daniel Cerone (Motive, Constantine), the series follows the early adventures of famed Harvard symbologist Robert Langdon, who finds himself […]


Hunt for Wolverine: Claws of a Killer #2 cover by Greg Land and Jason Keith

Hunt for Wolverine: Claws of a Killer #2 Review – Claws vs. Zombies

Daken is taken by soldiers after being pinned down by zombies. Across town, Sabretooth and Lady Deathstrike are also ambushed by the undead. They fight them off, but Victor is bitten. The wound isn't healing, and he is ready to abandon Deathstrike and Daken to escape. However, escape isn't a readily available option, and he […]

Hunt for Wolverine: Claws of a Killer #1 cover by Greg Land, Jay Leisten, and Frank D'Armata

Hunt for Wolverine: The Claws of a Killer #1 Review – Gritty and Murderous Fun

A small town in the middle of nowhere receives unexpected and untimely visitors that set off a mysterious device. Elsewhere, Lady Deathstrike, Sabretooth, and Daken come together on the matter of Wolverine's apparent resurrection. The three decide that, if Logan is alive once more, they are going to just have to kill him again. This […]

Relay #1 cover by Andy Clarke

Relay #1 Advance Review: Unique and Well-Paced Sci-fi Storytelling

Jad and William are a pair of officers on a world ruled by the Relay. The Relay is a large monolith in the center of the planet that laid down all the edicts that are the rule of law on the world. The Relay was brought by a man named Hank Donaldson, though nothing more […]

Wong and the Midnight Sons make their final stand against the hordes of Hell and the demonically-possessed Avengers. Before long, Mephisto himself arrives to gloat over having killed Johnny Blaze. However, Mephisto does not know that the Ghost Rider has become the king of Hell, and the tides may soon turn in favor of Wong. Doctor Strange: Damnation ends better than it began. While some of the deliberate lack of repentance on the part of Stephen Strange and the lack of focus on the members of the Midnight Sons that aren’t Wong and Strange does bother me, this final installment didn’t really get on my nerves as much as the first. Don’t get me wrong, this issue still has a myriad of problems that keep it from being required reading. This story was stretched to breaking point, and a good portion of what matters happened in the Ghost Rider issue. This book is a protracted third act. As far as plot-relevance goes, Blade, Doctor Voodoo, Bloodstone, Man-Thing, Scarlet Spider, Moon Knight, and Iron Fist may as well not be here. Even in their own tie-ins, Iron Fist and Scarlet Spider don’t really do anything important to the story. The follow-up story promises more with the Midnight Sons though, and that will hopefully come to something. Rod Reis’ artwork is a welcome presence in this book. His style lends itself to the ethereal and surreal nature of this setting and plot. The color gradience adds a unique atmosphere and generally looks quite good. Szymon Kudranski and Dan Brown handle the epilogue with the Midnight Sons and Doc Strange. The more realistic aesthetic does contrast Reis’ work in an odd manner, but it looks good too. Doctor Strange: Damnation #4 is a decent enough read. If you liked the rest of the story, you’ll like this one too. The fact that the story at least acknowledges that Strange’s idea was terrible from the start and ties it to personal problems helps a lot. Reis, Kudranksi, and Brown provide good visuals. Feel free to check it out.

Doctor Strange Damnation #4 Review: Finishes Better than it Started

Wong and the Midnight Sons make their final stand against the hordes of Hell and the demonically-possessed Avengers. Before long, Mephisto himself arrives to gloat over having killed Johnny Blaze. However, Mephisto does not know that the Ghost Rider has become the king of Hell, and the tides may soon turn in favor of Wong. […]

Doctor Strange: Damnation #3 cover by Rod Reis

Doctor Strange Damnation #3 Review: Time to Tease the Spinoffs

Wong has an almost-heart-to-heart with Ghost Rider in a flashback. In the present, Wong's team try to remove the flaming Mjolnir off Blade. Wong and Bats try to fend off the possessed Doctor Strange. Once the hammer returns to the possessed Thor, Wong's team enters heated battle against the possessed Avengers. Meanwhile, the Ghost Rider […]


Origin

Origin Review: Robert Langdon Goes Sci-Fi In Dan Brown's Newest Novel

Dan Brown is an interesting author. He is best known for his Robert Langdon novels about a Harvard University professor of religious iconology and symbology (a made-up field of study). His knowledge ends up getting him pulled into five different life-or-death situations so far, all of which end up with religion being a major factor. […]

Ultimates

Ultimates Squared #100 Review: Hope Springs Eternal

Ultimates Squared #100 from Marvel Comics by Al Ewing, Travel Foreman, Filipe Andrade, Marco Lorenzana, Scott Hanna and Dan Brown with Matt Yackey brings to a conclusion Ewing's long-running plot that has run through numerous iterations of the series, and connections through his other works at Marvel. In fact, it's fair to say Ewing has […]

With Inferno Coming – Everything Wrong With The Da Vinci Code

With Inferno opening this weekend, the folks over at Cinema Sins have taken a look at the first of the three Ron Howard and Tom Hanks collaborations on adaptations of Dan Brown novels. Everything Wrong With… takes 15 minutes to go through the Da Vinci Code a pretty good book that got made famous more […]

Real World Problems And Old World Art In Inferno Featurette

Sony has released a short featurette in support of their upcoming Inferno (via Slashfilm). Based on the book by Dan Brown, the film sees Tom Hanks return as Robert Langdon. As director Ron Howard describes, he wanted Langdon to confront a real world bioterrorism issue while still trying to solve an ancient riddle. Inferno opens […]

"There's Always A Way Out" – Extended TV Spot For Inferno

When of the films I am most looking forward to this fall is Inferno. This is Tom Hanks third time playing Professor Robert Langdon in a major motion picture based on the novels by Dan Brown. The first two novels, Angels & Demons and The Da Vinci Code came out in reverse order but film […]

Tom Hanks Is Humanity's Only Hope In Inferno Teaser

Tom Hanks returns as Dan Brown's symbologist hero Robert Langdon in Ron Howard's Inferno. And as the trailer shows, he appears to be the only hope mankind has in surviving a new plague. Of course, in order to find the cure, he will have to look at paintings, gather clues from 600-year-old documents and run […]

Ron Howard And Tom Hanks Reunite For Inferno

It's once again time to dive into the world of symbologist Robert Langdon as director Ron Howard and actor Tom Hanks adapt the Dan Brown novel Inferno. According to Deadline, filming will start in April with a script by David Koepp and Brian Grazer returning to produce. In Inferno, Langdon awakens in an Italian hospital with […]