Tuesdays bring the release of new books and movies to keep us all occupied. Let’s take a look at the highlights of what’s now available for our consumer entertainment!
New Digital Releases
Batman vs. Two-Face – In Adam West‘s final turn as the Caped Crusader, Batman and Robin are back in classic 1960s animated action, protecting Gotham City from some of the most nefarious villains in comics history. (DVD, Blu-ray release: October 17).
War for the Planet of the Apes – In the third chapter of the franchise. Caesar and his apes are forced into a deadly conflict with an army of humans led by a ruthless Colonel. (DVD, Blu-ray release: October 24)
New on Blu-Ray/DVD
Baby Driver – After being coerced into working for a crime boss, a young getaway driver finds himself taking part in a heist doomed to fail. Directed by Edgar Wright and starring Ansel Elgort, Jon Bernthal and Jon Hamm.
Chuck D Presents This Day in Rap and Hip-Hop History by Chuck D – A comprehensive, chronological survey of rap and hip hop from 1973 to the present.
Grant by Ron Chernow – The Pulitzer Prize-winning author provides a complete understanding of the general and president whose fortunes rose and fell with dizzying speed and frequency.
Inside Studio 54 by Mark Fleischman – The former owner takes you behind the scenes of the most famous nightclub in the world, through the crowd, to a place where celebrities, friends, and the beautiful people sip champagne and share lines of cocaine using rolled-up hundred-dollar bills.
The Princess Bride Deluxe Edition HC: S. Morgenstern’s Classic Tale of True Love and High Adventure by William Goldman – A new edition in time for the film’s 30th anniversary, which also includes fifty full-page color illustrations by Michael Manomivibul, full-color chapter openers, and a gorgeous color map printed on the endpapers.
Waiting for the Punch: Words to Live By from the WTF Podcast by Marc Maron – A running narrative of the world’s most recognizable names working through the problems, doubts, joys, triumphs and failures we all experience.
New Graphic Novels/Collections
Green Lantern: Kyle Rayner Vol. 1 by Ron Marz – The lone Lantern for most of the 1990s, this book collects the new hero’s early adventures.
Swamp Thing: The Bronze Age Omnibus Vol. 1 by Len Wein – The character’s early adventures collected for the first time.
Tomb of Dracula: The Complete Collection Vol. 1 by Gerry Conway, Archie Goodwin, Gardner Fox and Marv Wolfman – The tomb has opened, and Dracula lives again! But his descendant, Frank Drake, joins vampire hunters including Rachel Van Helsing and Quincy Harker in a bid to return him to his grave!
The Walking Dead: Here’s Negan by Robert Kirkman and Charlie Adlard – Who was he before society broke down? That question will be answered here, collecting the story originally serialized in IMAGE+ magazine.
New Video Games
Middle-earth: Shadow of War (PS4, X-Box One) – The sequel to the critically acclaimed Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor continues the original story of Talion and Celebrimbor, who must now go behind enemy lines to forge an army and turn all of Mordor against the dark lord, Sauron.