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  • Fan-Art Finally Puts Sebastian Stan's Winter Soldier In The CAPTAIN AMERICA Costume - We recently took a look at the characters who could take over as the new Captain America in Avengers: Infinity War, but it's fair to say that Bucky is the one who the vast majority of fans would like to see wield the shield at some point in the near future. Whether or not it will happen remains to be seen, but @Bosslogic has shared a few different versions of how Sebastian Stan would look in the suit.  The first is a fairly conventional version, while the second puts him in the suit without the mask and third brings back some key elements from his time as The Winter Soldier (which would make sense given the fact that Bucky is a wanted fugitive in the Marvel Cinematic Universe). Would you guys like to see the character take over the mantle from Steve Rogers? Let us know your thoughts below. 
  • Another Speedster Who Will Appear In Season 3 Of THE FLASH Has Been Revealed - Just like Wally West, Jesse Wells was hit by a shockwave from the particle accelerator explosion during season two of The Flash. We already know that the former is going to suit up as Kid-Flash in season three of course, but it has now been revealed that Jesse is next. Canadagraphs has provided us with many first looks in the past, and while there are no photos this time, they've now confirmed that Violett Beane has been on the set suited up as a speedster, something we all knew was coming.  Still, it remains to be seen whether Jesse will be heading into action alongside the Scarlet Speedster in the Flashpoint or regular timelines (or both). Not much is known about her costume as of right now, though it's said that she has "red pants like Barry's." You can forget seeing the character in the skirt from the comic books then, but if paparazzi snaps are on the way, The CW will hopefully
  • Find Out What THOR & HULK Were Up To During CAPTAIN AMERICA: CIVIL WAR In This Hilarious Video From SDCC - Forget Team Cap & Team Iron Man, it's all about Team Thor now.  Marvel Studios has finally released their Team Thor short, which was specially created by Thor: Ragnarok director Taika Waititi, from San Diego Comic-Con featuring Chris Hemworth in character as the God of Thunder pondering why he hasn't been invited to take part in the epic CIvil War between Chris Evans' Steve Rogers & Robert Downey Jr.'s Tony Stark after offering his services to both sides. The hilarious three-and-a-half minute mockumentary also takes us on a brief journey of Thor's daily life since the events of Avengers: Age of Ultron as he's moved in with a regular Joe named Darryl. We even get to see a bit of his Infinity Stone research and a coffee meetup with Mark Ruffalo's Bruce Banner where he may or may not have gotten his feelings hurt just a bit. Check it out below: See what Thor was up to during #CaptainAmericaCivilWar! Get this & other bonus
  • Check Out A New Batch Of Stills From Gareth Edwards' ROGUE ONE: A STAR WARS STORY - Promotion for Gareth Edwards' Rogue One: A Star Wars Story has kicked up a notch following the release of that awesome second trailer, and now Empire has followed up their series of covers with several images from the movie. Below you'll find some cool new looks at Cassian Andor (Diego Luna), Jyn Erso (Felicity Jones), Bodhi Rook (Riz Ahmed) Chirrut Îmwe (Donnie Yen), Director Krennic (Ben Mendelsohn), and Baze Malbus (Jiang Wen). Rogue One: A Star Wars Story is directed by Gareth Edwards and stars Felicity Jones, Diego Luna, Ben Mendelsohn, Donnie Yen, Mads Mikkelsen, Alan Tudyk, Riz Ahmed, with Jiang Wen and Forest Whitaker. Kathleen Kennedy, Allison Shearmur and Simon Emanuel are producing, with John Knoll and Jason McGatlin serving as executive producers. The movie opens in U.S. theaters on December 16, 2016.
  • 10 Amazing Facts You Probably Didn't Know About WOLVERINE - 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 Wolverine is one of the most iconic characters in Marvel Comics history, and his adventures in both the source material and on the big screen has ensured that he's one of the most popular as well. While he's now on the shelf after being killed off (though an older version from an alternate universe is still knocking about), the hero remains perhaps the most recognisable and beloved member of the X-Men. With Wolverine: Weapon X set to be released next year, you'd best believe he'll be back soon enough, but even if he isn't, there's still a
  • BREAKING BAD's Giancarlo Esposito Turned Down A Marvel Role Due To Division Between Film And TV Studios - Breaking Bad and The Jungle Book star Giancarlo Esposito is hoping to join the Marvel Cinematic Universe, but it turns out that he has no interest in doing so if whoever he plays won't be seen on the big screen. In fact, he's actually spoken to Marvel TV about an unknown role, but turned their offer down after learning that his character wouldn't end up making the leap to the movie side of things.  "I know the Marvel world exists on the Disney lot. I love those guys at Marvel," he says. "We’ve been trying to figure out how to collaborate on something. I’m hoping that it is something. They came to me with something for their television department, then I realized if I did that, I’d never be able to have that same character be in that film department. Once you’re in a Marvel character in the television version, you have to stay in the particular character. They can’t carry that over
  • SUICIDE SQUAD End Credits And VFX Reel Offer Up A Closer Look At All Those Awesome Easter Eggs - Say what you will about Suicide Squad, but the visuals were pretty cool! That includes the end credits and the Easter Egg laden character introductions, and those were all created by Buddha Jones in Los Angeles (another company brought in at a fairly late stage to change the tone of the movie it seems). Now, they've released two videos - via Batman-News - which you can see by clicking the links below. Among the highlights here are the shot of The Joker and Harley Quinn dancing and the Deadshot character profile which recreates an iconic cover. Look closely though and you'll also see plenty of deleted scenes featuring the Clown Prince of Crime, one of which is pictured above. A breakdown of all the scenes from the trailers which didn't make it into the final cut of Suicide Squad can be found here. End Credits VFX Reel
  • These Goons In The First LUKE CAGE Clip Clearly Haven’t Heard About The Power Man's Abilities - There’s just over a month before Luke Cage starts streaming on Netflix, so Marvel has just released the official clip from the series featuring Mike Colter’s Power Man in action. The short clip hilariously shows that there is at least one downside to having indestructible skin. Check it out below, and expect more Luke Cage reveals as we get closer to September 30th. Marvel’s Luke Cage is about a hoodie-wearing, unbreakable ex-con fighting to clear his name and save his neighborhood. He wasn't looking for a fight, but the people need a hero. The upcoming Netflix series stars Mike Colter, Mahershala Ali, Simone Missick, Theo Rossi, Frank Whaley, Erik LaRay Harvey, with Rosario Dawson, Frankie Faison, and Alfre Woodard.
  • New CAPTAIN AMERICA: CIVIL WAR Blu-ray Featurettes Spotlight The Airport Battle, Cap vs. Bucky, & Ant-Man - In less than a month, you'll be able to bring home the biggest comic book movie of the year - Captain America: Civil War - on Blu-ray and DVD.  With the release date inching closer, the team behind the blockbuster film has been releasing new featurettes with segments from the extensive 45-minute Making Of documentary that will be included on the Blu-ray release. The latest batch of clips spotlight the epic Battle at Leipzig Airport where we saw our favorite heroes go toe-to-toe in one glorious sequence, the battle between Captain America and a reactivated Winter Soldier, and Ant-Man's role in the entire ordeal. Check out the featurettes below and check out past featurettes HERE, a deleted scene HERE, a clip HERE, and the gag reel HERE: Plus, here's the featurette that spotlights Paul Rudd's fan-favorite Ant-Man, courtesy of HitFix:   And, here's one that further explores the fight between Chris Evans' Steve Rogers and Sebastian Stan's Bucky Barnes:   “Captain America: Civil War” picks up where “Avengers:
  • Blood Spider Comes To The Rescue In A New Clip From ULTIMATE SPIDER-MAN: "Return To The Spider-Verse - Part 1" - Tomorrow night, Marvel's Ultimate Spider-Man Vs. The Sinister 6 launches its second four-part Spider-Verse event, this time taking Peter Parker & Miles Morales on an all-new journey as they seek to reassemble the scattered shards of the Siege Perilous. The first installment, which airs tomorrow night, will feature the animated debut of Blood Spider, voiced by Ben Diskin (Spectacular Spider-Man), who will live in an alternate reality inhabited by vampiric versions of Peter's friends and teammates. Check out a new clip below and if you missed the recent casting news, head HERE:   Spider-Man and Kid Arachnid travel to alternate dimensions in order to gather the shards from the broken Siege Perilous. In season four of "Marvel's Ultimate Spider-Man vs. The Sinister 6," a confident Spider-Man feels like the ultimate hero after fighting alongside The Avengers and leading a team of heroes at S.H.I.E.L.D. Academy. However, when the wall-crawler discovers that his greatest enemies – Doctor Octopus, Hydra and the all-new Sinister 6 –
  • SICARIO Composer Jóhann Jóhannsson Set To Re-Team With Denis Villeneuve For BLADE RUNNER Sequel - In a recent interview (via Film Music Reporter) with the Icelandic radio station RUV, composer Jóhann Jóhannsson revealed to them that he will indeed be reuniting with director Denis Villeneuve to score his upcoming Blade Runner sequel, which stars Harrison Ford & Ryan Gosling in the lead roles. Plot details for the yet-to-be titled Warner Bros. film are pretty much nonexistent at this point, but the film is due out in theaters October 2017, so we should be learning more relatively soon. In addition to Ford & Gosling, it will feature an all-star cast consisting of Robin Wright (Wonder Woman), Dave Bautista (Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2), Ana de Armas (Knock Knock), Sylvia Hoeks (The Lake), Carla Juri (Morris From America), Mackenzie Davis (The Martian), Barkhad Abdi (Captain Phillips), David Dastmalchian (Ant-Man), Hiam Abbass (Exodus: Gods and Kings), Lennie James (The Walking Dead), & Jared Leto (Suicide Squad). The 2x Academy Award-nominated Jóhannsson is a frequent collaborator of Villeneuve's and previously teamed with him on Prisoners,
  • Donald Glover Talks SPIDER-MAN: HOMECOMING And Addresses Those Big STAR WARS Rumors - A few years back, Community star Donald Glover emerged as a fan-favourite choice to take on the role of Spider-Man on the big screen (both the Peter Parker and Miles Morales versions), but it's fair to say that pretty much everyone was surprised when he was added to the cast of Marvel's Spider-Man: Homecoming. Who he's playing remains a mystery, though he obviously won't be the wall-crawler!  Asked about how his casting came about, Glover explained: "The Internet is a strange box. It was weird to see that full circle. I only did it because I thought it was a cool role. I’m never going to do something just because. I’d rather take a risk, at least right now when I can still do that. It’s just weird. The movie was fun to shoot. I’m glad I got the opportunity. You don’t want it to feel like some sort of affirmative action. This wasn’t that at all. I know the director, he’s doing
  • Blu-ray Special Features & Release Date For INDEPENDENCE DAY: RESURGENCE Revealed - As far as sequels go, Roland Emmerich's Independence Day: Resurgence, which brought back stars Jeff Goldblum & Bill Pullman and teamed them with newcomers Liam Hemsworth, Jessie Usher, & Maika Monroe, didn't quite hit the mark with critics or with fans of the original 1996 blockbuster. It ultimately finished its box office run with a fairly underwhelming $382 million on a $165 million budget.  Earlier this week, Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment officially detailed the film's upcoming home video release. It's been slated to arrive on Digital HD on September 23 and on 4K Blu-ray, 3D Blu-ray, & Blu-ray release on October 18.  There's a few deleted scenes, a gag reel, and a ton of cool behind-the-scenes featurettes, including one that spotlights the War of 1996. Check out the full list of special features and the cover art below: SPECIAL FEATURES: Eight Deleted Scenes with Audio Commentary by Roland Emmerich The War of 1996 It's Early, ABQ! Another Day: The Making of Independence Day: Resurgence Gag Reel Audio Commentary by Roland Emmerich Concept Art Theatrical Trailers
  • THE LEGO MOVIE Composer Mark Mothersbaugh Set To Score Marvel's THOR: RAGNAROK - A few days back, news broke that Mark Mothersbaugh had signed on to score Marvel's Thor: Ragnarok, which is currently filming in Australia with Taika Waititi (Hunt For The Wilderpeople) at the helm. Chris Hemsworth & Tom Hiddleston are set to return as Thor & Loki and they'll be joined by 3x Academy Award-nominee Mark Ruffalo as the Hulk and 2x Academy Award-winner Cate Blanchett as the villainous Hela. He'll be the latest composer to tackle the God of Thunder, following Patrick Doyle & Brian Tyler, who composed the scores for the first two installments, respectively.  Mothersbaugh is of course best known as the lead singer, co-founder, & keyboardist of the New Wave band Devo. His prominent film scores include Happy Gilmore, The Rugrats Movie (and sequels), Cloudy With A Chance Of Meatballs (1 & 2), 21 Jump Street (1 & 2), Hotel Transylvania (1 & 2), The Lego Movie, Pitch Perfect 2, and Vacation. So, what do you guys think? Sound off with your thoughts below! Marvel's
  • Jon Favreau's THE JUNGLE BOOK Gets An Honest Trailer - "Follow along on a young man's search for acceptance in this winning combination of The Lion King, a Ben Kingsley nature documentary, and a kid-friendly version of The Revenant." Jon Favreau's live-action adaptation of the Disney classic The Jungle Book may have been one of this year's best films (as well as the best film starring talking animals), but that hasn't stopped the folks over Screen Junkies from poking fun at it in their latest Honest Trailer. Their video is a bit tame compared to some of their past offerings, but it's still plenty of fun, so check it out below:   The Jungle Book is an upcoming American live-action/CGI film directed by Jon Favreau, written by Justin Marks, and distributed by Walt Disney Pictures. The film's executive producers are Molly Allen, Karen Gilchrist, Peter M. Tobyanse. Music will be written by John Debney. The Jungle Book features: Director: Jon Favreau Neel Sethi as Mowgli Emjay Anthony as Grey Brother Bill Murray as Baloo Ben Kingsley as Bagheera Idris Elba as Shere
  • New Blu-ray Featurettes For Duncan Jones' WARCRAFT - Warcraft may not have won over critics, but it sure seems to have struck a chord with fans of the popular video game series as it was able to overcome a poor domestic debut and battle its way to a solid worldwide haul of over $433 million. Universal Pictures Home Entertainment will release the Duncan Jones-directed film on 4K Blu-ray, Blu-ray, & DVD on September 27 and to prepare fans, they've started rolling out a few HD scenes as well as featurettes for some of the special features that will be included on the Blu-ray disc. Check it all out below: The peaceful realm of Azeroth stands on the brink of war as its civilization faces a fearsome race of invaders: Orc warriors fleeing their dying home to colonize another. As a portal opens to connect the two worlds, one army faces destruction and the other faces extinction. From opposing sides, two heroes are set on a collision course that will decide the
  • A Potentially MAJOR SPOILER For DOCTOR STRANGE May Have Been Revealed - Well, this is interesting. Following the news that Dan Harmon has done some work on Doctor Strange for Marvel Studios, eagle eyed fans have gone back to a video which was played during the Harmontown Podcast at this year's San Diego Comic-Con, seemingly finding evidence of what exactly he contributed to the movie. We don't know for sure that this is 100% real, but there are a lot of people confirming its validity of Reddit and some claiming the video has since been taken down.  Opening his recent documents to tease fans with the prospect of him resurrecting Community, a number of Doctor Strange related documents can be seen, with the most noteworthy obviously being, "Strange Confronts Dormammu." If this is legit, that confirms that the iconic villain will be making some sort of surprise appearance in Doctor Strange. The fact that we've heard nothing about him showing up is in itself a shock, so perhaps this was to be expected. For now, we'll
  • Latest THOR: RAGNAROK Set Photos Tease LOKI's New Costume And A Mysterious New Character - On the first day of production in Brisbane, Queensland, Thor: Ragnarok's Chris Hemsworth and Tom Hiddleston were mostly seen wearing civilian clothes while filming for all to see. However, the last two days of the four-day shoot had required the Thor and Loki actors to suit up in their respective Asgardian garb, and to be joined by not only Sir Anthony Hopkins who looked quite different as Odin, but also an unknown actress heavily cloaked on the set.   Despite the Marvel crew seemingly going out of their way to make sure bystanders couldn’t see the costumes nor the scene being filmed, which takes place in a “New York City alley,” amateur photos show Hiddleston’s leathery green suit partially covered in between takes. Furthermore, only the bottom of Hemsworth’s new God of Thunder threads was visible.  As for the abovementioned mystery lady, The Courier Mail claimed her to be Cate Blanchett wearing the full Hela costume, while the Daily Mail suggests that it’s Jaimie Alexander
  • 6 Most Likely Heroes Who Could Become The New CAPTAIN AMERICA In The Marvel Cinematic Universe - var l_ttlPages = 6; 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 In case it wasn't clear by the time the credits rolled on Captain America: Civil War, the Russo Brothers confirmed yesterday that Steve Rogers will no longer be Captain America when Avengers: Infinity War begins. It remains to be seen whether that will be the status quo for just part of that movie or in the Marvel Cinematic Universe moving forward, but it's entirely possible that we're getting a new Cap.  However, if that is the case, who should take over the mantle? Looking at the comic books, there are a number of possible candidates, all of
  • First Look At Lumiere And Cogsworth From Disney's Live-Action BEAUTY AND THE BEAST Movie - A Twitter user has shared some pics from the set of Bill Condon's Beauty and the Beast movie, that will apparently feature in the upcoming Golden Diamond Collector's Super Edition of Disney's original animated version. The first one gives us a look the live-action models (they'll be brought to life using CGI) for Lumiere and Cogsworth, who will be voiced by Ewan McGregor and Ian McKellen respectively. We also have a shot of a dancing Josh Gad as Le Fou, and Luke Avans' Gaston with his back to us. Disney’s “Beauty and the Beast” is a live-action re-telling of the studio’s animated classic which refashions the classic characters from the tale as old as time for a contemporary audience, staying true to the original music while updating the score with several new songs. “Beauty and the Beast” is the fantastic journey of Belle, a bright, beautiful and independent young woman who is taken prisoner by a beast in his castle. Despite her

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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.