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VACANCIES: DCWorld are recruiting!

To continue our growth, we are proud to announce we are recruiting three more writers to join our team! It doesn’t matter where you are located, you can join our team! We are also recruiting for a Junior Web Designer, so if you are looking to become a Web Designer or Developer and want to learn more from our experienced team then get in touch!

We are recruiting mainly in Europe, Australasia and America, but we are open to people elsewhere too.

All we require is that you are enthusiastic, love DC Comics and are willing to learn. DCWorld isn’t a journalist warehouse, but a family, and we only want people who want to be a part of that family.

If you think this could be you, you can checkout our vacancies here: link.

DCWorld in my community : Introducing Tyler Cox

One of the many wonderful things about being in a fandom, especially the Gotham one you get to meet unique individuals. I have been fortunate to interact with fans from around the globe through social media and then finally meeting up at conventions. I would like to introduce you to Tyler Cox 19, who like myself lives in Plymouth Uk, I have been constantly impressed by Tyler’s Cosplay and his natural enthusiasm for the television series Gotham.


Why did I decide to interview Tyler? I could of gone to my local comic shop and discuss the DC Universe with the owners, but I wanted to give an opportunity to a person who has recently discovered a passion for dressing up as some of his favourite characters.

What inspired you to start doing Cosplay?


It was because of the Walking Dead television series. I joined a Facebook page called Cosplaying dead, there was a really good cosplay of Glen and I thought I would like to try this. So my first Cosplay was hippy Sam, played by Robin Lord Taylor in season 4 and one episode in season 5. Walker Stalker convention was my first that I cosplayed at.

Who is your favourite character to Cosplay?

*answers with no hesitation * The Penguin.

Why is the Penguin from Gotham your favourite ?

Well I think he’s a really good character and everyone seems to like him when I do Cosplay him. Because I have done really small characters in the past, no one really knows who you are, but with Penguin I get people wanting to have their photograph taken with me at Heroes and Villains Fan Fest London which is so weird but very exciting to see everyone’s reactions.

When you Cosplayed Hippy Sam did any recognise you were that character?

No, no one did except for the people I told. They were like ah yes. Even the actress who plays Carol who I had my photograph taken with didn’t recognise my Cosplay,*laughs* it didn’t matter though Melissa McBride was still amazing to meet.

Which of your Cosplays has been the easiest to put together?

Probably the twelfth doctor which I currently cosplayed at LFCC. I already had the white shirt and jacket which i used from The Penguin. My shoes and my waistcoat are from work. The Sonic screwdriver was easy to find, a very quick Cosplay to put together.

What was the hardest Cosplay to put together?

There Is a jumper that Oswald Cobblepot wears in season 3. That was very hard to find, but you helped me find that one. I saw someone else wearing one at the convention over the weekend, unfortunately I didn’t get a chance to speak to the person and have my photo taken with them. Penguins jumper is also the most expensive, but I also really like the jumper.


There was a lot more Cosplay LFCC, very random and a lot of DC, especially Batman.

Do you attend conventions to specifically do Cosplay?



I do, but I like to meet guests as well. At LFCC there was only Emily Kinney and Steven Yeun from the Walking Dead. Sunday I decided to cosplay The Penguin with my friends who were also doing characters from Gotham. We had The Riddler there in a great costume, which was exciting. The group of people I was with on the Sunday, I met at Heroes and Villains back in May, we all became friends really quickly. I wish we all lived a bit closer so we can meet up on a regular basis.


What Positive reactions have you received?



It has all been positive, there has been no negatives that I know of. It has all been good with people I have met and had my photograph taken with, saying that I look like the Penguin which I thank them for. Robin Lord Taylor has been the best about it. I would never of thought he would of recognised me the first time we met in Blackpool. It was the Friday night at the round table meet and greet, Robin came up to me and said you must be Tyler I was so shocked. He really is the best, I have had lots of great feedback and support. Also Jordon Woods-Robinson who plays Eric in The Walking Dead retweets and responses which is also encouraging. I have not met Jordan yet, hopefully he will come to Walker Stalker next year.



What Future character Cosplays would you like to do?



I would like to do a character that Robin played in the film Doll in the Dark, Dukken. Also Julian from the film Would you Rather. It would be good to have different photographs with Robin, hopefully he will attend Heroes and Villains next year. Finding the right colour suit especially for the character of Julian should be easy. Future cosplay for The Penguin will depend on how his style changes for season 4 of Gotham. I recently changed the white shirt to a black one because I noticed that’s what he was wearing towards the end of season 3. Adding Penguins cane, with the Penguin head that is removable, I am also hoping he will have a weaponised umbrella soon Oswald needs that.



Are you a fan of the DC Universe?



I am definitely a fan of DC, much more then Marvel. The first comic book film I saw was The Dark Knight Rises, and I have been a fan ever since. I really like the characters a lot more, the DC Universe has better villains and I prefer the darker grittier stories.



Have you seen all the Batman films?



I have now seen the earlier Batman films with Michael Keaton. Christian Bale was good, actually was my favourite then I watched the Michael Keaton in the two films he did, he then became my favourite. I also think Val Kilmer did a good job. Really looking forward to watching the Justice League when it gets released in November, Cyborg looks like a really cool interesting character.


Would you like to be a professional Cosplayer?



It would be cool for sure but it would be strange at the same time. Going to a convention as a guest would be amazing but I would not want to charge people for photographs and autographs.



Has anyone approached you for advice on Cosplay?



Not yet.



I am sure they will!



If people want to get into cosplay then they should just go for it, no matter what gender you are you can dress up as anyone you want to be. I could decide to cosplay Wonder Woman if I wanted to, it doesn’t matter. In the cosplay community everyone is equal. For advice in where you can get Cosplay outfits from there is a website call Cosplay Sky, they do lots of good costumes. My friend purchased SuperGirl, another friend got The Flash. It’s all made to order really excellent quality. My Arkham Asylum outfit came with a top to go underneath which I originally thought it was to protect my skin, then I realised the character Jerome from season 2 of Gotham wore his Arkham suit undone at the top. Amazon and EBay also do a great range of jackets and ties without costing you a lot of money.


What Villain would you be in the DC World?


That’s an easy one I would definitely would want to be The Penguin.


What Hero would you be in the DC World?


I would choose Batman, but I really like The Flash too. The musical episode they recently did in the series of The Flash was very good. Grant Gustin has an excellent singing voice.



I would like to thank Tyler for his time it was great fun. All of us at DCWorld wish you lots of success with your Cosplays in the future.

HOF: August Semi Final Vote is now Open!

It’s been building up and here it is, the August Semi Final vote is now live! Vote for your favourite DC entity out of the following below, as you only get one vote. The winner will be announced on 1st September 2017.

Our vote contains heroes from the world of DC Comics ranging from comic book writers, cartoons, TV shows and movies so there is a big range of DC heroes to choose from.

The winner of the semi final will be entered into the DCWorld Hall of Fame 2017 final, and the winner will be announced on New Years Day 2018. It is down to you, the DCWorld readership to make sure the right person gets put forward for our final!

If you aren’t sure who to vote for, check out the entrant articles by our awesome authors below for some inspiration:

Robin Lord Taylor as Oswald Cobblepot

Heath Ledger as Joker

Christopher Reeve as Superman

Kevin Conroy as the voice of Batman

Margot Robbie as Harley Quinn

Floriana Lima as Maggie Sawyer

Gail Simone

Jada Pinkett-Smith as Fish Mooney

HOF: August Entrant # 8 – Jada Pinkett-Smith as Fish Mooney

Each month our team of dedicated writers and DC fanatics will be nominating one person to enter the DCWorld Hall of Fame Monthly Semi Final. We will be each posting an article, to put to you the people, why our nominee should go into the HOF Final in December. Here is the eighth and final entry into the DCWorld Hall of Fame August semi-final…

Maria Mercedes ‘Fish’ Mooney – the queen of the underworld representing everything so bad but so tempting.
Jada Pinkett-Smith delivers a powerful performance which is possibly overlooked from time to time. She
makes it impossible to hate the character and instead has become moreish and loveable villain.

Fish Mooney is certainly one of the best female villains of all time in my opinion.
Her beautifully crafted costumes and pitch perfect dialogue reflects female dominance and power,
leaving us anxious to what she has planned next. The level of evil that she portrays is not seen any
TV series before, making it so good. you can’t help respect the trust and confidence that she portrays in each episode.

Fish Mooney ruled season 1 with her right hand man Oswald Cobblepot, a growing friendship that
will be tested in each season. After Season 3 their friendship will be seen from a different light, after everything they have endured.

Show some respect for the best villain out there – Fish Mooney!

DC World Interview with Phil Lamarr at LFCC

Here is our interview with Phil Lamarr who voices Hermes in the Futurama cartoons and also the voice of the Green Lantern in the justice league cartoons.

Alex Knight interviewed Phil at London film and comic con on July 28th at the London Olympia. Phil talked about the Green Lantern and how he loves the John Stewart character. A big thanks to Phil for his time and hope you enjoy the video.

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DC World interview with Joe Dinicol from Arrow

Here is our second of many exclusive interviews from London Film and Comic Con we got the pleasure of doing over the weekend at the London Olympia. I met with Joe Dinicol of course you may know him from the Arrow TV series and he played the character Ragman. He was really nice and chatty and told of things he likes to do in his own time as well as when he got the part to play Ragman and learning about the character. He also was signing autographs and having photo shoots with fans too.

A Big thank you to Joe too for his time.

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CONVENTIONS: MCM Manchester on top form, Kid

DCWorld were at MCM Manchester on Sunday to provide you with all the DC gossip from Arrow’s very own Manu Bennett. The DC theme of the day was definitely Deathstroke, with Manu as the star attraction and Deatstroke cosplayers killing it with their awesome costumes.

The convention was held at the Manchester Central Convention Centre, a great location to drive to from the M6. The venue was large, with much going on, but unfortunately there was only one big DC star there, and that was Deathstroke star, Manu Bennett.

It did feel that there were too many people in the building at one point during the day, but fun was had by all as the 5000 Harley Quinn cosplayers were swarming around the event (seriously, can girls not cosplay anybody else?). There were some top costumes, including a great Batman, although for us this Deathstroke that we met early on in the day was the winner of best cosplay at MCM Manchester 2017:

Deathstroke cosplayer - MCM Manchester

We also met up with the winner of our exclusive Facebook competition to win tickets for MCM Manchester, Ben Wake. He was super excited to get to be amongst it all was loving the cosplayers and stalls around the arena. He bought his Aunt with him to enjoy the fun, with the exclusive priority tickets that he won courtesy of MCM Comic Con!

Ben Wake - MCM Comic Con Manchester Competition Winner

Later in the day we caught a live interview on the MyMBuzz stage with Manu Bennett (coverage of that is coming in the next few days). Where he spoke about the loss of his Mum and brother, his appearances on Arrow in the upcoming series, and also his relationship with Stephen Amell. It’s one your definitely not going to want to miss if you are a fan of Arrow!

Overall, MCM was a great comic con in Manchester, and we will be very excited to attend upcoming events in the future. Keep an eye on our Twitter and Facebook pages for more coverage of the event in the coming days!

DC World Interview with Sarah Douglas at LFCC

Hi all here is my first of many guest interviews from an amazing weekend at London Film and Comic Con at the london Olympia by Showmasters. My first is below with an absolute lovely lady Sarah Douglas from the Superman 1 & 2 Movies as well as other roles. This was a moment I shall hold onto forever as I’m a big Superman fan and meeting any cast members is always a dream. Sarah is really nice and as you shall see a lot of fun too, also a little scoop maybe that Sarah is up for playing a part in the TV series Supergirl and was asked for season 2 but timing was not right, so lets hope we get to see her in an upcoming season soon.

Thank you to Sarah and her management team.

Enjoy and leave a comment below.

by Paul Edwards

 

HOF: August Entrant #7 – Gail Simone

Each month our team of dedicated writers and DC fanatics will be nominating one person to enter the DCWorld Hall of Fame Monthly Semi Final. We will be each posting an article, to put to you the people, why our nominee should go into the HOF Final in December. Here is the seventh entry into the DCWorld Hall of Fame August semi-final…

Here it is, my first choice for our DC World Hall of Fame: Gail Simone.

If you don’t know, now you know. I am utterly-obsessed with all things Gail Simone!

A veteran to the comic world, Simone doesn’t receive nearly enough credit as she deserves. Simone’s passion and creativity oozes throughout her extensive list of beloved comics such as, Birds of Prey, Action Comics, Teen Titans, Wonder Woman, JLA Classified, The All-New Atom, Batgirl, and the list goes on.

Originating from weekly column writing, Simone started to make her mark on the world. From scripting for The Simpsons to scoring a mainstream gig with Marvel Comics, writing Deadpool and its successor, Agent X. By this time, Simone had made a solid imprint in the comic world, landing herself a five-year run, penning the beloved Birds of Prey. After her lengthy run on Birds of Prey, she continued her work with DC on the mini-series Action Comics. Come 2007, DC announced that Simone would be the new regular writer of the third volume of Wonder Woman, where she ‘changed the game’ and became Wonder Woman’s longest-running female writer.

Gail Simone has come a long way from gaining fan attention through Women in Refrigerators, a website created in 1999 by a group of feminists and comic book fans. Women in Refrigerators focused on discussions regarding fictional female characters who had been “killed, maimed or depowered” as a plot device for a male character. Outside of the comic universe, Simone continues to educate and entertain us through her twitter account. WHY AREN’T YOU FOLLOWING HER? @GailSimone. A strong supporter of the LGBTQ community and just an all-round awesome gal.

Gail Simone is my hero. Said every woman. Ever.

CONVENTIONS : DCWorld at LFCC and MCM Manchester!

Another weekend of conventions has arrived and DCWorld are going to be at more than one of them over the weekend!

Paul is at London Film & Comic Con this weekend, giving out Justice League poster goodies to anyone who goes up to him, although stock is limited so get in there quick if you want some! He was there today, but you should also find him tomorrow! You may also see other members of the team around too so please do say hello!

Myself and Rachel will also be at MCM Manchester on Sunday, meeting the winners of the Facebook exclusive MCM Manchester ticket competition. We will also be running an exclusive competition to win a Batman Funko Pop. Keep your eyes on our Facebook page, as sometime on Sunday we will be going live on Facebook, all you need to do, is work out where we are at the venue and find us first to win!

We are very excited to meet a raft of DC talent across the two shows ranging from Barry Allen’s mother and Ragman to Deathstroke himself! Give us a shout out on Twitter or Facebook if you are at either of the events at the same time as us!