Friday Quick Caption is a weekly update of quick links and blurbs from the world of entertainment news. Expect your fast pace, A.D.D. dose of movie trailers, comic news, celebrity updates, and video game announcement from throughout the week.

More Owls for Bats to Fight - DC comics provides us with a few more previews of Talon, the assassins who torment the Bat family throughout Night of the Owls. Greg Capullo has once again brought forth some cool character designs that span the ages, with Talons from the 1870′s, 1940′s, and 1950′s. While the steampunk style of the 1870′s Talon is cool, I personally enjoyed Capullo’s comment on the 1940′s Talon. “Scott’s direction was she was an African-American female,” said Capullo. “I freely admit that the design of the breastplate was inspired by the fact that she had breasts.”

 

Rowling Steps Away From Potter For New Book - Speaking of owls…J.K. Rowling, author of the famous Harry Potter series, just signed a deal for her next book. The new book, which will see publication through Little Brown Book Group, will be a far step away from Harry Potter though. Rowling intends to explore new territory with her next novel being aimed at adults. In a statement Rowling said “Although I’ve enjoyed writing it every bit as much, my next book will be very different to the Harry Potter series…. The freedom to explore new territory is a gift that Harry’s success has brought me, and with that new territory it seemed a logical progression to have a new publisher. I am delighted to have a second publishing home in Little, Brown, and a publishing team that will be a great partner in this new phase of my writing life.” Currently there are no publicly shared details on the plot or book’s release date, but information is expected to come flooding out shortly.

 

Mark Waid Goes Digital – It wasn’t so long ago everyone was wearing T-shirts that proudly stated Mark Waid is Evil (okay…maybe I was one of the only ones actually wearing the shirt). These shirts were made, not because Waid was at all evil, because Mark Waid was bringing superhero comics to a new level with Irredeemable. Now it would seem we need T-shirts stating Mark Waid Goes Digital, because he is leaving ink and paper behind for a new medium of sequential art publication. Yes, it appears this summer Mark Waid is going to begin releasing a series of webcomics that push the new form of reading comics digitally to a new level. You can read more on what Waid had to say on the subject at In Media Res, and check out a sample of Mark Waid’s upcoming projects below.