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  • Sounds Like A Version Of GHOST RIDER Could Be Coming To Season 4 Of AGENTS OF S.H.I.E.L.D. After All - When a blazing chain was used for the first bit of promotional material for the fourth season of Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., people began to speculate that it could mean Ghost Rider was going to be introduced. Of course, a far more likely explanation was that the chain belonged to James “J.T.” Taylor/Hellfire, and the Aussie Inhuman was being lined up for a larger role next season. Then, earlier today we brought you the news that Marvel was looking to cast two Latino brothers; one "always the most dangerous person in the room", the other wheelchair-bound. Not being a GR fan, that didn't ring any bells - but has pointed out how similar that sounds to Robbie and Gabe Reyes from the 2014 Marvel NOW! Ghost Rider series. In that run, Robbie is the one that gains the powers of the Spirit of Vengeance, but still maintains a close bond with his disabled little brother. There's always a chance this is just coincidence,
  • First Look At Matthew McConaughey On The Set Of THE DARK TOWER As The Man In Black - The Dark Tower isn't going to be a strightforward adaptation of The Gunslinger, something which became evident as soon as Stephen King revealed that the movie picks up somewhere in the middle of the story. Jake Chambers has been cast, but there's currently no sign of Eddie or Susannah, and as of right now, it seems like it will borrow at least some of its story and characters from The Wolves of Calla. Idris Elba is playing Roland Deschain, and Matthew McConaughey takes on the role of the villainous Man in Black. Those two will be joined by Jackie Earle Haley, Fran Kranz, Kathryn Winnick, and Abby Lee (among others), but a first look at the True Detective star as the villain who has also been known as Randall Flagg, Walter o'Dim, and the Ageless Strange definitely seems to stick closely to the novels. Directed by Nikolaj Arcel, The Dark Tower is currently set to be released on February 17th, next year.  The images are
  • PACIFIC RIM Sequel Gets A Release Date; SUICIDE SQUAD & FAST 8's Scott Eastwood Eyed For A Key Role - Earlier this month, we learned that Star Wars: The Force Awakens star John Boyega would star and co-produce Legendary Pictures' upcoming sequel to their 2013 surprise hit Pacific Rim and today, we've received word that they're close to adding another key piece to the cast.  Deadline is reporting that Scott Eastwood has entered early negotiations to join the cast. Details on his part were unavailable, but the trade adds that the role in question is considered to be major, likely the co-lead alongside Boyega, whose character is the son of the character played by Idris Elba (Star Trek Beyond) in the original Guillermo del Toro-directed film. Eastwood is an up-and-comer, and already has quite a few high-profile films lined up for next two years, including Oliver Stone's Snowden, David Ayer's Suicide Squad, F. Gary Gray's Fast 8, and Ben Affleck's Live By Night. Additionally, earlier today, Legendary slated the film for a February 23, 2018 release date. At the time of this posting, the date isn't all that crowded, but
  • Get Ready To Answer The Call With This Illuminating New Poster For GHOSTBUSTERS - Early tracking numbers have been pretty good and it's only a matter of time before the first reviews and reactions hit, but it sure seems like Sony Pictures may have a solid hit on their hands with Paul Feig's upcoming Ghostbusters reboot. Not a whole lot is known about the film's plot, but the trailers have more or less confirmed that it'll be a more modernized take on the 1984 classic. We have a great new poster featuring the four leads and their secretary Kevin, played by Thor: Ragnarok star Chris Hemsworth, suited up and ready to answer the call, check it out below:  Plus, here's a new featurette: Erin Gilbert (Wiig) and Abby Yates (McCarthy) are a pair of unheralded authors who write a book positing that ghosts are real. A few years later Gilbert lands a prestigious teaching position at Columbia University, but her book resurfaces and she is laughed out of academia. Gilbert reunites with Yates and others when ghosts invade Manhattan and
  • AGENTS OF S.H.I.E.L.D. Season 4 Casting A "Very Attractive" Robot And A Pair Of Dangerous Brothers - Hot robot fans will be happy to hear that ABC are in the process of casting a "very attractive" actress to play AIDA (Artificial Intelligence Data Analyser) on season 4 of Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.. In the season 3 finale we saw Dr. Radcliffe uploading the Life Model Decoy and interacting with this mysterious AI, who readers of Marvel's early Squadron Supreme comics should be familiar with. Now, TV Line reports that AIDA will be a recurring character in season 4, and she'll be joined by two Latino brothers who sound like they (well, one of 'em anyway) might well be Inhumans. "LMDs are happening. Specifically, the ABC series at this time is looking to cast the recurring role of Aida, a “very attractive” robot (because after all, why make a homely one?) who moves about quite naturally but speaks a bit formally, like Iron Man’s Jarvis. Also to be introduced in Season 4: a pair of Latino brothers, one of whom is
  • The Amazing Cast Of SPIDER-MAN: HOMECOMING Adds Garcelle Beauvais And Tiffany Espensen - Does Spider-Man: Homecoming have the biggest cast ever seen in a comic book movie? Probably not, but the trades know that Marvel + Spider-Man = clicks, so they're reporting on every single addition no matter how big or small. While their roles are predictably being kept a secret, Tiffany Espensen and Garcelle Beauvais are the latest actresses to board the highly anticipated (and extremely busy) reboot.  Espensen is a relative unknown who currently stars in Disney XD's Kirby Buckets. She also appeared in Monsterville: The Cabinet of Souls. Beauvais meanwhile is best known for roles in The Jamie Foxx Show and NYPD Blue. Other big and small screen credits include Franklin & Bash and White House Down.  As great as all these casting additions may be, the one that the vast majority of fans want to see still hasn't happened, and that's someone to play J. Jonah Jameson. At this stage, it's unclear whether or not the character is even in Spider-Man: Homecoming, though
  • HARRY POTTER Star Tom Felton Joins THE FLASH Season 3 As A Series Regular - TV Line is reporting that Tom Felton has joined the cast of The Flash season three as Julian Dorn, a fellow CSI at the Central City Police Department who suspects that there's more to Barry Allen than meets the eye. Whether he turns out to be friend or foe in the newly created Flashpoint timeline is yet-to-be seen, but a recent casting breakdown described him as "Barry’s slightly older, slightly geekier contemporary, a guy who is as smart as he is intuitive. As such, this newcomer doesn’t buy Barry’s nice guy routine and sets out to learn what he’s hiding — all while concealing some secrets of his own." Felton will be a series regular and he's expected to make his debut in one of the season's early installments. Felton is of course best known for his role as the notorious Draco Malfoy in the blockbuster Harry Potter film franchise. His other major credits include Rise of the Planet of the Apes, Get Him
  • Marvel TV Confirms San Diego Comic-Con Panels For AGENTS OF S.H.I.E.L.D. And LUKE CAGE - Outside of Netflix, Marvel's TV division hasn't been having much luck. Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. just about manages to get by on ratings which have plummeted since the Joss Whedon helmed premiere back in 2013, while Agent Carter was recently cancelled and upcoming projects like Marvel's Most Wanted and Damage Control have seemingly been shelved indefinitely. As a result, their plans at this year's San Diego Comic-Con are relatively limited, but there's still at least a few things to look forward to.  For starters, we're getting the first ever Marvel/Netflix panel in San Diego, the focus of which will be Luke Cage. Moderated by Jeph Loeb, the panel will feature the first ever appearance of the star-studded cast including fan-favorite Mike Colter (Luke Cage), Alfre Woodard, Mahershala Ali, Theo Rossi, Simone Missick, Frank Whaley, and showrunner and Executive Producer, Cheo Hodari Coker.  Then, on Friday, we'll have an Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. panel where Jeph Loeb, the showrunners, and cast will bring fans the latest
  • Latest CAPTAIN AMERICA: CIVIL WAR Concept Art Features An Alternate Look For Black Widow - Concept artist Andy Park has posted yet another one of his early designs for Captain America: Civil War. This time it's Natasha Romanov/Black Widow, who has made 5 appearances in Marvel movies now, as played by the newly named highest grossing actress of all time, Scarlett Johansson. Widow's final look for the film is very similar, but the wristbands and raised stitching are slightly different here. There's also a more metallic/armored look to her outfit overall. Captain America: Civil War will be available on Digital HD from September 2nd, and then on DVD abd Blu-ray from the 13th.
  • 10 Truly Awful Sounding Comic Book Movies Which Were Thankfully Never Made - var l_ttlPages = 10; var l_url = location.pathname.replace(location.hash, ""); var qs = (function(a) { if (a == "") return {}; var b = {}; for (var i = 0; i 2 && l_page We recently listed the ten comic book movies which never got made that potentially could have been great. However, it's easy to forget looking at those that there are plenty of other scrapped projects which never made it to the finish line that we're actually relieved haven't seen the light of day.  The response to the likes of Batman v Superman and X-Men: Apocalypse proves that even today these movies don't always get it right, but if you're among the people who thought those were bad, then prepare to be truly shocked when it comes to this
  • WRECK-IT RALPH 2 Will Hit Theaters In 2018 - Walt Disney animation has announced a sequel to Wreck-It Ralph dated for March 9, 2018. Jon C. Reilly will return to voice the titular protagonist, Ralph.  Also returning is director Rich Moore.   Phil Johnston, who co-wrote the first film with Jim Reardon, will return to pen the sequel (and co-direct with Moore). The announcement was made moments ago during a Facebook Live Stream on the official Disney Facebook page. No word yet on whether Reilly's co-stars, Sarah Silverman (Vanellope von Schweet), Jack McBrayer (Fix-It Felix, Jr.) and Jane Lynch (Sergeant Tamora Jean Calhoun)  will also be returning for the sequel. The first film centered around video game villain, Wreck-It Ralph and his desire to play the hero instead of the villain.  A resident of Litwak's Family Fun Center & Arcade, Rich Moore's video game-centric animated feature showcased what those video game characters secretly did once Litwak closed for the night.  The film featured numerous cameos from iconic video game characters whose games were also housed at Litwak. Eagle-eyed viewers
  • The HAN SOLO Screenplay Has Been Described As The Best One In The STAR WARS Series To Date - Iain McCaig has worked on both the Star Wars prequels and The Force Awakens, so it's fair to say that the concept artist knows his stuff. That's what makes his comments about the upcoming Han Solo movie so exciting, especially as the vast majority of fans so far seem to have agreed that the spinoff is pretty unnecessary, especially as Harrison Ford obviously can't reprise the role of a younger Han. "[The Han Solo movie] has by far the best Star Wars script, and one of the best scripts period, that I have ever read," he recently revealed after being asked about how the movie is shaping up. "I laughed, I cried, I did all the things you should do when reading a good script. You’re in for a treat." That's one hell of an endorsement, but it perhaps shouldn't come as too much of a surprise given the talent involved. After all, Raiders of the Lost Ark, The Empire Strikes Back, and
  • Check Out The Official Music Video For Rihanna's STAR TREK BEYOND-Inspired "Sledgehammer" - The final Star Trek Beyond trailer gave us our first listen of Rihanna's new song, and now the official "Sledgehammer" music video has been released. No actual movie footage has been included, but everything - including Rihanna's alien sorceress look - is definitely very final frontier-inspired. Plus, The Enterprise shows up right at the end for a little cameo. After stopping off at Starbase Earhart, a remote outpost on the fringes of Federation space, the USS Enterprise, halfway into their five-year mission, is destroyed by a powerful, unstoppable wave of unknown aliens. With the crew stranded on a unknown planet and with no apparent means of rescue, they find themselves in conflict with a new ruthless enemy who has a well-earned hatred of the Federation and what it stands for. Star Trek Beyond reunites Jon Cho, Simon Pegg, Chris Pine, Zachary Quinto, Zoë Saldana, Karl Urban and Anton Yelchin, with Idris Elba, Sofia Boutella, Lydia Wilson, Shohreh Aghdashloo and Joe Taslim joining the cast. The movie
  • The POWERPUFF GIRLS Team Up With The Titans In An All New Episode Of TEEN TITANS GO! - “TTG v PPG” Airs Thursday, June 30 6:00/5:00c on Cartoon Network   Teen Titans Go! is an American animated television series based on the DC Comics fictional superhero team, the Teen Titans. The series was announced following the popularity of DC Nation's New Teen Titans shorts, both of which are based on the 2003 Teen Titans TV series. Teen Titans Go! is a more comedic take on the DC Comics franchise, dealing with situations that happen outside of saving the world.
  • COMICS: Marvel Promises A New Status Quo With The Announcement Of DIVIDED WE STAND - Marvel has released a new Divided We Stand teaser pic from artist Mike Deodato, seemingly confirming that the current event, Civil War II, is not going to end with their roster of heroes putting their differences aside. Indeed, Marvel EIC Axel Alonso maintains this is much more than just another event, rather "It's the status quo of the Marvel Universe in the aftermath of the war."  The left of the image seems to be made up primarily of antiheroes and (potential) out-and-out villains: There's Solo, Foolkiller, Jessica Jones, Quake, Captain Marvel, Elektra, Thor Odinson, American Kaiju, Victor Von Doom, Slapstick, Steve Rogers, Black Panther, Gamora and Cable. Then on the right we have mainly newer/younger characters: Gwenpool, Mosaic, Miss America Chavez, Squirrel Girl, Wasp, Prowler, Moon Girl, War Machine (Riri Williams), Hawkeye (Kate Bishop), Hulk (Amadeus Cho), Spider-Man (Miles Morales), and Doctor Strange. Why these particular characters on those particular sides? We have no idea - but in an interview with FastCoCreate, Alonso promises
  • SPIDER-MAN: HOMECOMING Will Take The Web-Slinger To A Surprising New Location - Yesterday, we got our first look at Tom Holland suited up as the wall-crawler on the set of Spider-Man: Homecoming. Now, Looper has added some more details about what was happening during the shoot, and it turns out that those photos featured one of two key scenes being filmed that day. The first apparently took place on a school bus as Peter Parker and his classmates take a trip to Washington D.C. The second meanwhile is that action scene featuring a suited up Holland as Spider-Man jumping on to the back of a truck. The part featuring the hero running after it will reportedly be done with CGI, and the site mentions that both that and other vehicles were sporting Washington D.C. lisence plates. Reading between the lines then, it appears as if Spidey leaps into action during the trip to the capital. Previous Spider-Man movies have kept thing contained to New York, so this is quite the departure! After all, a freeway
  • CAPTAIN AMERICA: CIVIL WAR Star Scarlett Johansson Is Officially The Highest Grossing Actress Of All Time - Scarlett Johansson has beat out the likes of Cameron Diaz, Helena Bonham Carter, Cate Blanchett and Julia Roberts to be named the current highest grossing actress, bringing in a domestic box office revenue of $3.3 billion, according to Box Office Mojo. The Captain America: Civil War star has now appeared as Black Widow in 5 Marvel flicks, and will reprise the role at least 2 more times in the Avengers: Infinity War movies. She is 10th on the list of top-grossing movie stars in Hollywood, the rest of whom are all males: Harrison Ford, Samuel L. Jackson, Morgan Freeman, Tom Hanks, Robert Downey Jr., Eddie Murphy, Tom Cruise, Johnny Depp, and Michael Caine. At 31, Johansson is also the youngest in the top 10.
  • Andy Park Reveals Some Cool ANT-MAN Concept Art From CAPTAIN AMERICA: CIVIL WAR - Captain America: Civil War concept artist Andy Park has been on a roll this week, revealing new designs for both Hawkeye and the Scarlet Witch. This version of Ant-Man isn't an alternate take on the pint-sized superhero, but it does offer some insight into how he went about thinking up an updated look for Scott Lang following the events of the Ant-Man movie where he donned Hank Pym's old costume.  It will be interesting now to see how the suit changes when the character returns in Ant-Man and The Wasp a couple of years from now. We never got the story behind Scott's new look in Captain America: Civil War, so chances are that we'll see Hank continue to work on it as the hero heads into action alongside Hope Van Dyne. Check out the artwork below and stay tuned for more updates from Park. My fav part of #CaptainAmericaCivilWar was designing #AntMan Updating him after designing the original was a treat —
  • A Geek's World: Batman v. Superman: Dawn of Justice Ultimate Edition Review - I will not go into all the gory details since I have already reviewed the theatrical cut of this film. I will simply say that this movie should have been THE version of the film shown in theaters. All of the cut elements are crucial to the story that was sorely lacking in the original version. Scenes now made much more sense and filled out where all of the messy scene cuts were made.   Nearly 30 minutes of the film was added back and really strengthened the first two acts of the movie. It was now revealed how much Lex Luthor manipulated everything and why there is resentment towards Superman, or rather that it was actually fabricated and helped fueled Batmans rage. Clark Kent is shown smiling and Martha Kent gets a few more minutes to actually shine, especially a treat seeing her react to Batman after she is saved by him. Though the script issues were not fixed in this version,
  • The Cast Of SPIDER-MAN: HOMECOMING Continues To Grow With The Addition Of Tyne Daly - Thought Marvel Studios and Sony Pictures were finished adding actors to the jam packed cast of Spider-Man: Homecoming? Guess again! Deadline reveals that Tyne Daly (Cagney & Lacey) has joined the reboot, and as you've probably already guessed, there's currently no word on who she will play. With shooting well underway, it's pretty surprising that no cast/character list has been revealed.  There are too many actors in Spider-Man: Homecoming to list them all here, but among the highlights are names like Tom Holland, Michael Keaton, Robert Downey Jr., Marisa Tomei, Donald Glover, Zendaya, and Logan Marshall-Green. It's thought that Keaton is playing The Vulture, but that too is unconfirmed. Will details be revealed at Comic-Con? That's a possibility, but we'll have to wait and see. Honestly, this Tweet from Spider-Man: Homecoming director Jon Watts may sum things up best.  HUGE NEWS: — Jon Watts (@jnwtts) June 23, 2016

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  • Top Comic Book Sidekicks -

    BuckyEach comic book has its superstar, the main character, the top dog that stands tall over the rest of the characters as its primary focus. These characters like Captain America, Batman, and Green Arrow are the main thing that drives the storylines along. These heroes are the ones in the spotlight and take on the heavy lifting, but they are often not alone. The sidekick was created to accompany these heroes and provide an added layer of complexity to their already full lives. Check out more in this list of Top Comic Book Sidekicks.


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    Top Comic Book Sidekicks originally appeared on Comic Books on Friday, May 31st, 2013 at 18:23:30.

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  • Action Lab Comics and Reviews -

    It is always interesting to see the kinds of comic books that come out from the smaller publishers. While I would say the top and more memorable characters are still in The Big Two, it is these small press companies that I think are coming out with the better stories as a whole.  I am very enamored with the creator owned concept and love to see that singular voice coming through a project.

    Action Lab Comics is that kind of small comic book publisher. They hit it big with their highly acclaimed series Princeless and have many other comic books in their stable. One such recent acquisition is Skyward, by Jeremy Dale. I got a chance to review the first in the series as they are relaunching the once self-published comic book. Take a look at my review and see what memories it drug up for this long time fantasy fan.

    I also got a chance to review the Adventure Time Annual #1. It was a pretty cool read with some interesting takes on the Adventure Time universe.

    Action Lab Comics and Reviews originally appeared on Comic Books on Friday, May 31st, 2013 at 18:21:19.

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  • Hound Comics -

    Brimstone and LusciousWhenever I get the chance to attend a comic book convention, I'm always on the lookout for talent and things that are new to the comic book industry. New publishers, creators, companies, you name it, I love seeing new stuff. When I went to Wizard World: Portland, I ran into a group of guys from Hound Comics, a young comic book publisher that had a lot of different products and some interesting characters to boot. I spoke with CEO and ex professional wrestler Brimstone for a bit and took home some items from their booth.

    Hound Comics is the sort of place a lot of independent publishers should take note of as they embody the spirit of the entrepreneur like none I've seen recently. Not only do they have a line of comics based off of his wrestling persona, but also a other creator owned comic books, a food line, apparel, and a slate of other products. I got the chance to interview Hound Comics and got some insight into the mind behind the publishing company and was excited to peek behind the veil and see how things tick at Hound Comics. Check out the interview with Brimstone, CEO of Hound Entertainment Group.

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    Hound Comics originally appeared on Comic Books on Tuesday, April 30th, 2013 at 19:39:38.

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  • New Image Titles -

    Ten GrandIt would seem a lot of creators are turning to Image Comics to get their visions out into the hands of comic book fans. I have seen a bevy of high profile creator owned series coming out of Image and it is really great to see. Joe's Comics has restarted and their first comic book out is Ten Grand, written by Straczynski himself and illustrated by Ben Templesmith. The duo really hit the mark for me and I thoroughly enjoyed what looks to be the first in a good slate of comic books coming out of this new Image imprint. Another comic I got a chance to sink my teeth into was Chin Music by Steve Niles and Tony Harris. It was very interesting to see two comic books combining the whole occult/crime thing and the two took very divergent paths. I enjoyed them both and look forward to the comic books Image will be putting out.

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    New Image Titles originally appeared on Comic Books on Tuesday, April 30th, 2013 at 19:05:46.

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  • Kickstart Your Comic Book Creation -

    Did you know that the website is the second largest graphic novel publisher in the U.S. according to Publishers Weekly? It beats out DC in terms of revenue off of these graphic novels and is only just behind Marvel. The term "publisher" is a bit loose here in that the company isn't directly responsible for the final product, but the proof that so many comics are created now through Kickstarter is astounding and awesome!

    I've been able to talk to a couple of creators about the Kickstarting process in The Only Living Boy and Rumpus on the Run and the whole concept is exhilarating to think about the avenues that are open for creators to make comic books nowadays. Apparently the process isn't that new as according to Kickstarter, even the likes of Beethoven used a form of crowdsourcing to fund his works. Check out if Kickstarter is right for you and how you can take advantage of this great new concept.

    Kickstart Your Comic Book Creation originally appeared on Comic Books on Sunday, March 31st, 2013 at 20:03:32.

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  • Jess Smart Smiley Kickstarter Interview - Rumpus On The Run -

    Rumpus On The RunKickstarter is such an interesting new avenue for creators. With the right idea, pitch, and networking you can fund just about anything. Order Of The Stick funded a republishing drive and raised over 1.5 million dollars. Penny Arcade raised funds to remove advertising from their website and received over 500 thousand dollars. Now most campaigns are much smaller and won't bring in this kind of money, but for a small press comic book, not a lot can be needed. I got a chance to sit with a creator that has been on the Kickstarting ride with his latest endeavor Rumpus On The Run and right now his project is funded for the softcover version of the book, but Jess Smart Smiley also has dreams to bring his book to hardcover status. There is just a few days to go so be sure to head over this his Kickstarter Campaign first, then over the interview I did with Smiley about the process, his latest work, and kicsktarting comics.

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    Jess Smart Smiley Kickstarter Interview - Rumpus On The Run originally appeared on Comic Books on Sunday, March 24th, 2013 at 23:40:16.

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  • Wizard World Portland Comic Con In Review -

    WWPDXI was really glad I got the chance to go to the Wizard World Portland Comic Con. It was the first time the con was conducted in Stumptown, my hometown of Portland, Oregon. That's Or-e-gun all smoothed together in one go and not Or-ee-gone as out of towners like to say. Although there were some things I found concerning, overall it was a smashing success that this town truly embraced. Take a look at a review of Wizard World Portland to see what was great and what could use some work on for next year. If you are interested in going next year, and I would recommend it, Wizard is doing a special promotion that will work until Monday Feb 25th at Noon. Use the code Portland2013 to get a special discount on next year's entrance to Wizard World Portland Comic Con.

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    Wizard World Portland Comic Con In Review originally appeared on Comic Books on Sunday, February 24th, 2013 at 23:26:10.

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  • First Day Of Wizard World Portland Comic Con -

    Lou FerrignoThe Wizard World Portland Comic Con was in full effect today in Portland, Oregon and the convention floor was hopping with fans, creators, and celebrities. It is odd that this hasn't happened sooner as Portland is actually one of the largest comics town in the USA. Many creators such as Bendis and Busiek make their home in this area and there are many publishers like Dark Horse, Top Shelf, and Oni here as well. Don't forget that the statue company Bowen Designs resides were to!. This is a great place for comic books and has a great indy convention in the Stumptown Comics Fest, but Wizard World is going for a large scale feel and I think they have a good start. It was interesting that there was a lack of publishers showcasing here and it might be that the Emerald City Comic Con is next weekend in Seattle, WA. Either way I had a good time and met some new people. More to come.

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    First Day Of Wizard World Portland Comic Con originally appeared on Comic Books on Saturday, February 23rd, 2013 at 01:02:09.

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  • Heading to Wizard World Portland -

    Well it looks like I will be able to attend Wizard World Portland this year and will be heading down for a couple of days of fun at the Oregon Convention Center. I am curious to see what happens as there is something of a duel happening in Portland between Wizard World and Rose City Comic-Con. Wizard World has had something of a bad rap at times and Rose City is partnering with Emerald City Comic Con to partner in running their convention. I hope to see how they handle Portland and if the convention can be the kind of convention this city could use. I will report back with my findings and see just what it has in store.

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    Heading to Wizard World Portland originally appeared on Comic Books on Friday, February 22nd, 2013 at 00:41:14.

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  • Superheroes For Hospice Interview -

    Comic book charities are a very cool thing in my mind as they merge something that we love with a good cause. There are many great comic book charities out there right now and one of them is Superheroes for Hospice. This event is a mini-convention where fans can come and get comic books on the cheap. All the profits go to the hospice and help those in need in the New Jersey area. This gives comic collectors another way to get rid of unwanted comic books as the donations they use to stock the event are tax deductible. I got a chance to interview the man behind the curtains, Spiro Ballas, who gave me the skinny on what the hospice does and how you can help others through comic books.

    Superheroes For Hospice Interview originally appeared on Comic Books on Monday, February 11th, 2013 at 00:05:11.

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  • Amp - Take one arrogant 19 year old, give him as many superpowers as the military can afford and stand back. Responsibility? Out of the window. Heroics? No, sir. Amp just wants to be loved, well adored really, perhaps even worshipped if he can just get his own chat show!

    However, the military has other ideas.

  • Bonds of Blood (Volume 1) - The first seven issues of Bonds of Blood all together in one nifty trade paperback!
  • Justice - After witnessing his wife's rapist avoid a prison sentence, Alan vows to bring the rapist to justice. In a world where superheroes dictate right and wrong, Alan dons a mask and cape to track the villain down.

    However, he soon learns that there's a lot more to being a superhero than an extravagant costume and a butch name...

  • Kincaid #1 - Kincaid #1 introduces us to the story of Elvis Kincaid, a heroin addicted punk rock musician, who finds himself thrown into a world of global conspiracy, political intrigue and super powered individuals. Far from normal super hero fare, Kincaid is a gritty title showing the darker side of life.

    As much as it focuses on the underbelly of the world, Kincaid is also a tale of one man's self-becoming and personal empowerment, creating a rich and original comic book experience.

  • Legend of The Winged Tiger - Full color version of Phil Yeh's bestselling Winged Tiger #1 comic.

    This new version features Lieve Jerger's brilliant coloring and a brand new cover.

  • Tugger / Burnt Out Comix Flipbook - Murphy Beach Studio presents a 2-fer flipbook with 2 stories, 2 covers & only 1 price!

    Cousin Joey is back and featured in the silly, surreal, underground of Tugger Comix and Burnt Out Comix where the world is a pressure cooker but there are ways to getting out of it. Weird. Funny. Silly.

  • Apocrypha #1, Anarchy's Birth - They wanted to break her, they wanted to to turn her into a tool of their religious tyranny, they failed.

    Violence shall begat violence.

    Mature readers (18+) only.

  • Cigarette Stories#2: Addicted to the Drama - Our story continues: What happened to Germ. Why can't Jerry remember anything? Who are "the guests" and why do they need an armed reception? Jeri and her friends make an appearance, too.
  • Cosmic Samaritan #1, The - In the first of a four part story arc, enter Joshua Price. A conflicted teenager who struggles between his faith and the worldly temptations he must face. Soon, Joshua is chosen to wield supernatural power. A power he cannot yet fully comprehend. Will Joshua use his new abilities for the good of mankind or continue to lead his own path towards darkness?

    Get ready for amazing superhero action and adventure as the premiere issue of THE COSMIC SAMARITAN takes flight!

  • Entombed Issue #0 - Kyle Burden, dedicated Egyptologist and brilliant inventor, is betrayed by a trusted mentor and sealed in an Egyptian sarcophagus for an entire year!

    After returning to the outside world, Kyle is overwhelmed by waves of crippling agoraphobia. Climbing into his greatest invention, Professor Burden himself becomes his most diabolical and twisted creation.