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- After 18 Years, New DRAGON BALL Anime Series On The Way - With the non-cannon Dragon Ball GT wrapping up in 1997, there has not been an officialnbsp;Dragon Ball anime series for roughly 18 years. nbsp;That changes this July. nbsp;
Dragon Ball Super, a new DBZ series from Akira Toriyama, will reportedly start quot;a few years after the defeat of Majin Buu, during a time when the Earth is peacefulquot;. There#39;s not a lot of details at this time but Dragon Ball fans around the globe are very excited by the news. nbsp;The main question on most minds is just where will the series begin in terms of continuity, before or after the new films? Expect more details on the project to be revealed as the series premiere date draws closer.
Earlier this year, Toei Animation released a second, new Dragon Ball anime, Dragon Ball Z: Ressurection of F. nbsp;It premiered in the US on April 11 in Los Angeles. Toei has announced plans for
- UPDATE: More X-MEN: APOCALYPSE Set Pics Provide Better Looks At Jubilee Jean Grey - Cameras rolled for the first time on Bryan Singer#39;s X-Men: Apocalypse today, and along with our first official look at Kodi Smit-McPhee as Nightcrawler, we had some leaked set pics of most of (Alexandra Shipp#39;s Storm and Ben Hardy#39;s Angel are absent) the rest of our new mutants. Whoever took the snaps managed to get some fairly decent shots of Sophie Turner as Jean Grey and Tye Sheridan as Cyclops, but this latest batch give us a clearer glimpse of newcomer Lana Condor as plasmoid blasting teen, Jubiee. You#39;ll notice we also get a better look at Cyclops#39; visor!
Thanks to X-Men News for the extra pics. Directed by Bryan Singer, X-Men: Apocalypse also stars Jennifer Lawrence (Mystique), James McAvoy (Professor X), Michael Fassbender (Magneto), Nicholas Hoult (Beast), Alexandra Shipp (Storm), Lana Condor (Jubilee), Olivia Munn (Psylocke), Ben Hardy (Archangel), Sophie Turner (Jean Grey), with Tye Sheridan (Cyclops), and Oscar Isaac
- New EDGE OF TOMORROW Featurette Takes A Behind-The-Scenes Look At The Epic Final Battle -
Tom Cruise#39;s latest blockbuster, the critically acclaimednbsp;Edge of Tomorrow, got off to a somewhat rocky start at the box office before picking itself up and becoming one of last summer#39;s most welcome sleeper hits grossing over $369M at the worldwide box office. The Doug Liman-directed film, which also co-starred the very talented Emily Blunt, went on to reach an even wider audience when it hit home video, debuting at #1, and managing to make a killing in home video sales raking in another $25-30M.nbsp;
Check out the brand new featurette, which gives us a behind-the-scenes look at the film#39;s epic final battle that featured Cage, Vrataski, and the J-Squad infiltrating the ruins of the Louvre to hunt down the Omega, below:
Oscar nominee Tom Cruise and Emily Blunt star in Warner Bros. Pictures#39; and Village Roadshow Pictures#39; sci-fi thriller quot;Edge of Tomorrow,quot; under the direction of Doug Liman. The epic action of quot;Edge
- AVENGERS: AGE OF ULTRON IMAX 3D Review; Good Luck Topping This, Warner Bros. -
As superhero movie sequels go, Avengers: Age of Ultron sits nicely alongside the likes of Spider-Man 2 and The Dark Knight. Any fears you may have had about this movie failing to top its predecessor will be quickly forgotten when you see the Hulkbuster go to war with the Hulk or Captain America chastising Iron Man for his use of bad language. Oh, and you#39;ll be relieved to know that the sequel doesn#39;t repeat past mistakes; Ultron#39;s army aren#39;t the Chitauri, and the final battle is moved to a different and more interesting locale than New York City.nbsp;Yes, it#39;s true that the magic of seeing the heroes assembled is no longer there, but Avengers: Age of Ultron more than makes up for that with countless other fan pleasing moments and scenes. There#39;s a lot of humour in the sequel too, and while that#39;s bothered some fans, this is far from an
- New BTS Featurettes For GAME OF THRONES Season 5 Episode 3: The High Sparrow -
Summers span decades. Winters can last a lifetime. And the struggle for the Iron Throne continues.
It stretches from the south, where heat breeds plots, lusts and intrigues, to the vast and savage eastern lands, where a young queen raises an army. All the while, in the frozen north, an 800-foot wall of ice precariously protects the war-ravaged kingdom from the dark forces that lie beyond. Kings and queens, knights and renegades, liars, lords and honest men...all play the #39;Game of Thrones.#39;
An original series based on George R.R. Martin#39;s best-selling #39;A Song of Ice and Fire#39; series.
Game of Thrones returns May 3
- GOTHAM Season 1, Episode 22 Promo; All Happy Families Are Alike - Season Finale -
quot;All Happy Families Are Alikequot; (Season Finale) - As Gotham Cityrsquo;s gang war reaches its boiling point, Fish Mooney goes head-to-head with Maroni and Penguin in an attempt to re-stake her claim on the city. Meanwhile, Barbara and Leslie Thompkins are brought together after recent events, and Bruce searches Wayne Manor for any hints that his father might have left behind in the all-new ldquo;All Happy Families Are Alikerdquo; Season Finale episode of GOTHAM airing Monday, May 4th on FOX.
- Simon Kinberg Clarifies That Mister Fantastic WILL Stretch In FANT4STIC -
REED RICHARDS IS A SCIENTIFIC PRODIGY WHO HAS BEEN QUIETLY EXPLORING THE UNIVERSErsquo;S DEEPEST MYSTERIES IN HIS GARAGE, AFTER SCHOOL. AFTER BEING TRANSFORMED BY ONE OF HIS EXPERIMENTS, HE CAN WARP THE SPACE AROUND HIM, AND APPEAR TO STRETCH HIS BODY INTO IMPOSSIBLE FORMS AND TO INCREDIBLE LENGTHS.
It was all just a clever way of trying to explain Mister Fantastic#39;s (Miles Teller) powers that was a little too complicated.
Speaking to HitFix, Fantastic Four screenwriter Simon Kinberg set the record straight.nbsp;nbsp; quot;I think it was confusing.nbsp; I was a little confused by it myself. The intent was to try to explain the power with some sort of scientific explanation, but as you pointed out, most of his powers defy what we know about physics. The upshot of it is that he stretches in his movie. That is his power. That#39;s the simplest explanation.quot;
As far as the J.J. Abrams-type of secrecy surrounding the
- TEENAGE MUTANT NINJA TURTLES 2 Adds Brian Tee As The Shredder -
Variety has learned that Paramount#39;s Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles 2 has castnbsp;Brian Teenbsp;(Jurassic World; The Wolverine) as the new Shredder. He takes over the part from Tohoru Masamune (Inception), who portrayed the iconic TMNT villain in the hit 2014 film.
He joins a cast that already featuresnbsp;Alan Ritchson (Blue Mountain State), Noel Fisher (Shameless), Pete Ploszek (Parks amp; Recreation), Jeremy Howard (Accepted),nbsp;Megan Fox (Transformers), Will Arnett (Arrested Development),nbsp;Stephen Amell (Arrow), Tyler Perry (Gone Girl), and Alessandra Ambroacute;sio (Casino Royale). Michael Baynbsp;(Bad Boys) is back on as producer with Dave Greennbsp;(Earth To Echo) on board as director.nbsp;
Before he heads off to fight the Turtles, you can catch Tee innbsp;Universal#39;snbsp;Jurassic World. A few of his other recent projects include The Wolverine, Marvel#39;s Agents Of S.H.I.E.L.D., Grimm, and The Fast and the Furious: Tokyo Drift.nbsp;
What do you guys think of the casting? Sound off with your thoughts below!nbsp;
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles 2 hits theaters June
- POLL: Before AVENGERS: AGE OF ULTRON, Whats Your Favourite Marvel Studios Movie? -
Since kicking off in 2008 with Iron Man, the Marvel Cinematic Universe has continued to grow. While the focus was at first on creating The Avengers, Phase 2 has seen their world expand to cover an entire Galaxy as Kevin Feige looks to set the stage for the culmination of everything which has happened since Nick Fury broke into Tony Stark#39;s house withnbsp;Avengers: Infinity War. It#39;s no longer just about Earth#39;s Mightiest Heroes now, that#39;s for sure, especially with Thanos out there!
With Avengers: Age of Ultron just days away, now seems like a good time to look back on all ten of the Marvel Studios to have been released up until this point. Before you see and weigh in on Joss Whedon#39;s sequel, which of Marvel#39;s previous efforts do you think is the best? With any luck, the results of this poll will be able to create a definitive Top 10
- Grodd Attacks In Incredible New Images From Next Weeks Episode Of THE FLASH -
GRODD RETURNS! - Barry (Grant Gustin) must deal with the Reverse Flash#39;s (Tom Cavanagh) latest threat to a member of the group. To make matter worse, Dr. Wells unleashes Grodd on the city in order to distract Barry and the team. Joe (Jesse L. Martin), Barry and Cisco (Carlos Valdes) head down into the sewers to catch Grodd but the gorilla quickly gets the upper hand after he kidnaps Joe. Iris (Candice Patton) and Barry have a heart to heart talk. Dermott Downs directed the episode written by Grainne Godfree amp; Kai Yu Wu (#121).
- ARROW: Felicity Tries To Sway Diggle On The Idea Of Identity Concealment - With Oliver (Stephen Amell) electing to stay behind and become Ra#39;s al Ghul#39;s (Matt Nable) successor as leader of The League of Assassins, and Roy (Colton Haynes) now [Spoiler: quot;in quot;witness protectionquot;] it appears that Diggle has become the point man in the field.nbsp; Can Felicity (Emily Bett Rickards) convince Diggle that he needs to wear a mask?
Tuni in this Wednesday at 8PM on The CW to witness the fallout from the Arrow#39;s arrangement with Ra#39;s and The League.
THE LEAGUE OF ASSASSINS SETS THEIR SIGHTS ON NYSSA -- Oliver (Stephen Amell) goes through a rigorous transformation. The League of Assassins sets their sights on Nyssa (guest star Katrina Law), who is back in Starling City training Laurel (Katie Cassidy). When Nyssa realizes they are coming, she arms up to face them alone but Laurel asks Felicity (Emily Bett Rickards) and Diggle (David Ramsey) to help protect her new friend. Thor Freudenthal
- Hollywoods Live-Action DEATH NOTE Film Revived With Adam Wingard - Following Iron Man 3, director Shane Black seemed keen on making a live-action Death Note film for the West.nbsp; However, it appears that will not come to pass as Warner Bros. has replaced Black with Adam Wingard.nbsp;
Created as a manga, writernbsp; Tsugumi Ohba and illustraor by Takeshi Obata have witnessed their 2003 creation spawn a spinoff manga, anime, anime film and Japanese live-action film.nbsp; The story centers around a bright Japanese high school student who randomly discovers a notebook that lets him kill anyone just by writing their name in it.nbsp;
Wingard is expected to shoot a horror movie for Lionsgate this Summer before tackling Death Note.
- BTS Snaps From X-MEN: APOCALYPSE Reveal First Look At Cyclops, Jean Grey More -
Twonbsp;new behind the scenes images from Bryan Singer#39;s X-Men Apocalypse have appeared on Twitter, revealing our first unofficial look at Tye Sheridan as Scott Summers/ Cyclops, Sophie Turner as Jean Grey and Lana Condor as Jubilation Lee/ Jubilee, as well as another look at Kodi Smit-McPhee as Nightcrawler in very 1980#39;s clothing!nbsp;
What do you make of our first look at the characters? These images alone appear to be more comic book accurate than anything we#39;ve seen from FOX in the past, with Jubilee wearing her trademark yellow jacket etc. Yet, keep in mind that these likely aren#39;t the costumes we will see the characters battlenbsp;Oscar Issac#39;s Apocalypse in. Check out the images below and don#39;t forget to share your thoughts on the character#39;s looks and more in the comments section.
Directed by Bryan Singer and written by Simon Kinberg, X-Men: Apocalypse stars Jennifer Lawrence (Mystique), James McAvoy (Professor X), Michael Fassbender
- Preview The Final Episodes Of THE FLASH In This New Endgame Promo -
quot;The Trapquot; - Barry (Grant Gustin), Caitlin (Danielle Panabaker), Cisco (Carlos Valdes) and Joe (Jesse L. Martin) set a trap for Wells (Tom Cavanagh). Cisco uses himself as prey which puts him in grave danger. Meanwhile, Eddie (Rick Cosnett) makes a decision regarding Iris (Candice Patton), which leaves Joe a bit unsettled. Steve Shill directed the episode written by Alison Schapker amp; Brooke Eikmeier.
- TNTS TITANS Show Now Reportedly Titled BLACKBIRDS -
TNT#39;S previously announced #39;Titans#39; may be getting a new name according to a report from SeasonZero.com.nbsp;The show, which will feature a team of young adult heroes led by Nightwing (Dick Grayson), will now be titled #39;Blackbirds.#39;nbsp;Apart from Nightwing, the other previously reported characters are Barbara Gordon (who will not operate under the #39;Oracle#39; codename),nbsp;Raven/ Rachel Roth, Starfire/Koriand#39;r, and Hank Hall and Dawn Granger as Hawk and Dove respectively.nbsp;#39;Blackbirds#39; may refer to the many bird themed/ namednbsp;characters in the shownbsp;and may also serve as an indication thatnbsp;another of the version of Batman#39;s sidekick Robin may feature.
Alongside the title reveal, it was also announced that the show will film in Toronto, Canada with production due to begin this spring.
Take this news with a grain of salt butnbsp;expect a formal announcement and possibly some official castingsnbsp;at the TNT upfront this May 13th. In the mean time, share your thoughts on the possible title
- AGENTS OF S.H.I.E.L.D.: The Original Team Reforms In New Clip From The Dirty Half Dozen -
Suit up! The team is back together in this sneak of tomorrow#39;s quot;The Dirty Half Dozenquot; on Marvel#39;s #AgentsofSHIELD. https://t.co/Ri3jfjtMXi
mdash; Agents of SHIELD (@AgentsofSHIELD) April 27, 2015
quot;The Dirty Half Dozenquot; - Gonzales and Coulson must find a way to put their differences aside and work together against Hydra, even if it means teaming up with someone they don#39;t trust, on Marvel#39;s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., Tuesday, April 28th on ABC.
- REVIEW: Marvel And Netflix DAREDEVIL Season 1 -
When I heard that Netflix and Marvel were bringing Daredevil to the small screen, I couldn#39;t help but grin. Now that I have finally watched it, I must say.. It#39;s fantastic! There are so many other words I could use to describe it...
The characters were fleshed out, and I appreciate that greatly. Charlie Cox as Matt Murdock/Daredevil is excellent. He#39;s funny, badass, quiet and a bit broken. The chemistry he and Elden Henson as Foggy Nelson have is nicely done. The lovely Deborah Ann Woll as Karen Page is great as well, along with Rosario Dawson as Claire Temple. Vincent D#39;Onofrio as Wilson Fisk? Brutal, sentimental, calm, and even broken himself. He has many layers to him, which make for a very good villain.
The fight choreography is awesome, no shaky cam or off putting editing, and the fight scene in the second episode (which I won#39;t spoil) is one of the
- Black Canary Is Ready For Action In Awesome New Poster For ARROW Season Three -
THE LEAGUE OF ASSASSINS SETS THEIR SIGHTS ON NYSSA - Oliver (Stephen Amell) goes through a rigorous transformation. The League of Assassins sets their sights on Nyssa (guest star Katrina Law), who is back in Starling City training Laurel (Katie Cassidy). When Nyssa realizes they are coming, she arms up to face them alone but Laurel asks Felicity (Emily Bett Rickards) and Diggle (David Ramsey) to help protect her new friend. Thor Freudenthal directed the episode with story by Beth Schwartz and teleplay by Brian Ford Sullivan amp; Emilio Ortega Aldrich.
- X-MEN: APOCALYPSE Concept Art Reveals Cerebro, Ancient Egypt, The New Blackbird, And More -
The X-Men: Apocalypse concept art below is very interesting indeed, and that Blackbird looks like perhaps the best version of the iconic jet to date. We can also see that Charles Xavier is back in his wheelchair, but still has hair. Is he ever going bald?! There#39;s also a glimpse of ancient Egypt, with confirmation from Bryan Singer that the movie will partially take place in those times. Thoughts?
As well as returning cast members James McAvoy, Michael Fassbender, Jennifer Lawrence, Nicholas Hoult, and Ian McKellen, X-Men: Apocalypse will also introduce Alexandra Shipp, Sophie Turner, Tye Sheridan, Kodi Smit-McPhee, Lana Condor, Oscar Isaac, Ben Hardy, Olivia Munn, and a number of others. That#39;s one hell of a cast, eh? The movie is set to be released on May 27th, 2016.
First day of shooting #XMEN #XMenApocalypse at the mall. Around #1983
A photo posted by Bryan Singer (@bryanjaysinger) on
Apr 27, 2015 at 11:00am PDT
- The Indominus Rex Finally Reveals Itself In Epic New Images From JURASSIC WORLD -
Steven Spielberg returns to executive produce the long-awaited next installment of his groundbreaking Jurassic Park series, Jurassic World. Colin Trevorrow directs the epic action-adventure based on the novel quot;Jurassic Parkquot; by Michael Crichton. Frank Marshall and Patrick Crowley join the team as producers.
Starring Chris Pratt, Bryce Dallas Howard, Ty Simpkins, Jake Johnson, Nick Robinson, Irrfan Khan, Vincent Drsquo;Onofrio, BD Wong, Omar Sy, Judy Greer, Katie McGrath, Lauren Lapkus and Andy Buckley,nbsp;Jurassic Worldnbsp;is set to be released in 3D, 2D and IMAX on June 12th, later this year.
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- Top Comic Book Sidekicks -
Each 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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- 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.p style="background:#f5f3ef;border:1px solid #d5d0bf;clear:both;padding:.5em;"a href="http://clk.about.com/?zi=1/1hc&zu=http://comicbooks.about.com/b/2013/05/31/action-lab-comics-and-reviews.htm"Action Lab Comics and Reviews/a originally appeared on a href="http://clk.about.com/?zi=1/1hc&zu=http://comicbooks.about.com/"About.com Comic Books/a on Friday, May 31st, 2013 at 18:21:19./ppa href="http://clk.about.com/?zi=1/1hc&zu=http://comicbooks.about.com/b/2013/05/31/action-lab-comics-and-reviews.htm"Permalink/a | a href="http://clk.about.com/?zi=1/1hc&zu=http://comicbooks.about.com/b/2013/05/31/action-lab-comics-and-reviews.htm#gB3"Comment/a | a href="http://comicbooks.about.com/gi/pages/shareurl.htm?PG=http://comicbooks.about.com/b/2013/05/31/action-lab-comics-and-reviews.htm&zItl=Action Lab Comics and Reviews"Email this/a/p
- Hound Comics -
Whenever 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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- New Image Titles -
It 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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- Kickstart Your Comic Book Creation -
Did you know that the website Kickstarter.com 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.p style="background:#f5f3ef;border:1px solid #d5d0bf;clear:both;padding:.5em;"a href="http://clk.about.com/?zi=1/1hc&zu=http://comicbooks.about.com/b/2013/03/31/kickstart-your-comic-book-creation.htm"Kickstart Your Comic Book Creation/a originally appeared on a href="http://clk.about.com/?zi=1/1hc&zu=http://comicbooks.about.com/"About.com Comic Books/a on Sunday, March 31st, 2013 at 20:03:32./ppa href="http://clk.about.com/?zi=1/1hc&zu=http://comicbooks.about.com/b/2013/03/31/kickstart-your-comic-book-creation.htm"Permalink/a | a href="http://clk.about.com/?zi=1/1hc&zu=http://comicbooks.about.com/b/2013/03/31/kickstart-your-comic-book-creation.htm#gB3"Comment/a | a href="http://comicbooks.about.com/gi/pages/shareurl.htm?PG=http://comicbooks.about.com/b/2013/03/31/kickstart-your-comic-book-creation.htm&zItl=Kickstart Your Comic Book Creation"Email this/a/p
- Jess Smart Smiley Kickstarter Interview - Rumpus On The Run -
Kickstarter 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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- Wizard World Portland Comic Con In Review -
I 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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- First Day Of Wizard World Portland Comic Con -
The 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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- 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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- 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.p style="background:#f5f3ef;border:1px solid #d5d0bf;clear:both;padding:.5em;"a href="http://clk.about.com/?zi=1/1hc&zu=http://comicbooks.about.com/b/2013/02/11/superheroes-for-hospice-interview.htm"Superheroes For Hospice Interview/a originally appeared on a href="http://clk.about.com/?zi=1/1hc&zu=http://comicbooks.about.com/"About.com Comic Books/a on Monday, February 11th, 2013 at 00:05:11./ppa href="http://clk.about.com/?zi=1/1hc&zu=http://comicbooks.about.com/b/2013/02/11/superheroes-for-hospice-interview.htm"Permalink/a | a href="http://clk.about.com/?zi=1/1hc&zu=http://comicbooks.about.com/b/2013/02/11/superheroes-for-hospice-interview.htm#gB3"Comment/a | a href="http://comicbooks.about.com/gi/pages/shareurl.htm?PG=http://comicbooks.about.com/b/2013/02/11/superheroes-for-hospice-interview.htm&zItl=Superheroes For Hospice Interview"Email this/a/p
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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!
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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.