Jim Gordon

by Ryan Rigley

Last week was pretty monumental for Warner Bros. and DC as far as television goes. Not only is "Arrow" returning to the CW with a second season later this year, with future plans for a "Flash" spin-off series, but NBC and now Fox have officially announced their plans to develop a "Constantine" and a Jim Gordon-centric "Gotham" TV series respectively.

Taking place years before the Dark Knight ever took to the streets of Gotham City, "Gotham" will star a young James "Jim" Gordon as he works his way up from lowly detective to commissioner of the entire Gotham City Police Department. The fact that Gordon will be the main character of "Gotham" makes complete sense to us here at Splash Page. After all, he's had a number of great starring roles in the comic books throughout the years. You can check out some of the best Jim Gordon stories past the jump!

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SHIELD Nick Fury

by Alex Zalben

It was kind of the worst kept secret on TV, but in case you didn't hear the news: Samuel Jackson's Nick Fury showed up in the quasi-post-credit sequence of last night's "Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D." By all accounts, that's a few months earlier than anyone was expecting, as we all intuited that one of the movie's stars would wait to show up during Sweeps Week. But with Cobie Smulders' Maria Hill in episode one, and Fury in episode two, as Agent Coulson would say, "It's a brave new world."

With that in mind, and the possibility that every episode of "Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D." will have a post-credits sequence, here's speculation as to what could be coming up next:

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Agent Carter

by Brett White

It's safe to say that fan reaction to Marvel's most recent—and most elaborate—"One-Shot" short film "Agent Carter" has been enthusiastic. The period piece action-thriller featured Hayley Atwell's Peggy Carter going head-to-head with a squad of menacing henchmen as well as sexism, and has been eyed as a new Marvel television series, according to Deadline.

At the time the news broke, though, it was unclear if Hayley Atwell would be up for committing to a television series as her film career heats up. But in a new interview with Digital Spy, Atwell reveals that she's just as ready to tackle TV as Agent Carter is ready to tackle goons.

"The one-shot was so successful, the fanbase were like, 'We want more of Peggy!,'" said Atwell. "I think Marvel probably take that very seriously, and it's certainly something I would be a part of doing. I'd be interested to show different sides of Peggy." She later added, "I love the Marvel lot, they're really great people to work with, so it would be nice to go back and work with them again. I'd definitely do it."

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0-8-4

by Paul Montgomery

Though much of the federal government remains in shutdown, "Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D." soldiers on unabated, the most essential of essential agencies. In this second outing, Skye joins Coulson's fledgling field team for a taste of the adventure she previously dismissed as Big Brother meddling (from the safety of her blog van).

We open on the Bus -- call sign for the group's jet black not-a-helicarrier -- as the hull gives way and somebody tastes stratosphere. Of course, that's getting ahead of ourselves because it won't happen for another nineteen hours, "Alias" style (That's Sid Bristow now, not Marvel's Jessica Jones, mind you). What leads the team to this treacherous point?

It all starts with an Easter egg hunt.

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Grant Gustin

by Brett White

When events as big as the ones in "Arrow's" season one finale happen, everybody is bound to notice. And if you're a hooded vigilante at the center of those events, you can't expect to keep a low profile. With the arrival of Flash-in-the-making Barry Allen (played by Grant Gustin) to Starling City, Oliver Queen's about to get a fan of his own.

"Barry's a fanboy." said producer Andrew Kreisberg in an interview with Flash TV News. "He comes to Starling City and he says to [Oliver's tech support] Felicity, 'So I heard the vigilante saved you. What's he like?' So I think for Barry, it's one of those things where it's sort of like 'be careful what you wish for.'"

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by Paul Montgomery

It should come as no surprise that Marvel Entertainment's growing presence on page and screen means more time reading scripts and memos for Joe Quesada. Marvel's ever airborne Chief Creative Officer recently sat down with Comic Book Resources to discuss his newly evolved role and how his roots in comic production prepared him for the breakneck pace of a weekly television series like "Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D."

Says Quesada: "I enjoy the fact that during the course of the week—almost on a daily basis—I'm reading something that's coming from the 'Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.' writing or production crew. Sometimes it's a brief on an episode or the latest draft of a script or a rough cut of a future episode or the dailies, which come, well, daily. Whatever it is that I'm getting, there's a constant flow of 'Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.' stuff in my inbox. I love that grind and that pressure. It reminds me of my comics roots. It's what I know and very much the way I learned to do things in a creative environment."

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Arrow

by Alex Zalben

First up: spoiler warning for those of you who haven't finished "Arrow's" first season. Hurry up, because the show comes back in less than two weeks! If you are caught up, keep reading.

Looks like dead doesn't necessarily mean dead, in the DC TV Universe at least. After the climactic events of last season's finale, "Arrow" season two will welcome the return of a certain Dark Archer. Yup, John Barrowman—who played Big Bad Malcolm Merlyn—will return.

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Blade

by Ryan Rigley

Terrible news for Luke Cage fans last week as Terry Crews has officially taken himself out of the running for Marvel's Power Man. "Everybody's like, 'I want to play this superhero character, that superhero character,'" Crews states in a recent interview with Black Film. "I'd rather make up my own. Make a brand new one, you know. 'Blade' was basically a failed character. That comic book didn't do very well."

While it is a shame to hear that Crews is uninterested in portraying Luke Cage in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, he does have a point as far as "Blade's" non-movie endeavors go. Although the vampire hunter has been the star of several ongoing comic series in the past, he never really took off until the "Blade" movie was released back in 1998, which went on to spawn two sequel films and even a live-action TV series. But to prove Crews' right, those two successful films led to a dud of a third film and this short-lived series from Spike TV.

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Emily VanCamp

As Black Widow, Scarlett Johansson is as front and center in "Captain America: The Winter Soldier" as any character not named "Captain America" or "The Winter Soldier" can be. But she's not the only supporting player in Steve Rogers' orbit: there's also Emily VanCamp as Sharon Carter to consider.

For VanCamp, playing Carter, a S.H.I.E.L.D. agent and descendant of Hayley Atwell's Peggy Carter, was no easy feat — but still a ton of fun.

"One of the most interesting things was actually learning about it, to really start to understand just how grand this universe is," she said in a new interview with Fandango. "Researching my character, I started to get interested in a lot of other things that I was reading. It was just a really fun process."

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by Brett White

On Tuesday night, we got to see computer hacker Skye get plucked out of her van by Marvel's agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. Next Tuesday night, we'll get to watch as Skye becomes a full-fledged-ish member of Agent Coulson's special-ops team—a decision that a few other members aren't taking too easily.

In this new clip from episode 2, "0-8-4," Agents May and Ward give Coulson a piece of their mind about allowing a civilian board the Bus. Their discussion is contrasted with science officers Fitz and Simmons, who welcome Skye with arms wide open... mostly. It's a real kids vs. adults situation here, and the clip shows "S.H.I.E.L.D.'s" new cast starting to come into their own. Check out the clip below, and hit the jump for information about the show's fourth episode!

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Cover Artist

Splash Page welcomes Ed Tadem to our cover artist family (our custom-designed theme up top). Currently working on the forthcoming "Avengers" animated series, Tadem's work can also be seen in the "Jackie Karma" issues of Image's "'76," and in "Pop Gun, Volume 1." Ed Tadem can be found online at EdTadem.com.
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