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  • "Designing New Powers" Featurette For AVENGERS: AGE OF ULTRON Released -   When Tony Stark (Robert Downey Jr.) jump-starts a dormant peacekeeping program, things go terribly awry, forcing him, Thor (Chris Hemsworth), the Incredible Hulk (Mark Ruffalo) and the rest of the Avengers to reassemble. As the fate of Earth hangs in the balance, the team is put to the ultimate test as they battle Ultron, a technological terror hell-bent on human extinction. Along the way, they encounter two mysterious and powerful newcomers, Pietro and Wanda Maximoff. Avengers: Age of Ultron stars Chris Evans, Chris Hemsworth, Robert Downey Jr., Mark Ruffalo, Jeremy Renner, Scarlett Johansson, Aaron Taylor-Johnson, Elizabeth Olsen, Cobie Smulders, Don Cheadle, Paul Bettany, James Spader, and Samuel L. Jackson and hits DVD and Blu-ray this year.
  • Josh Brolin Is Eager To "Bring The Wrath" As 'Thanos' In The AVENGERS: INFINITY WAR Movies - Considering his performance as Thanos has, so far, been limited to very brief appearances during Guardians of the Galaxy and Avengers: Age of Ultron, it's no surprise that Josh Brolin can't wait to portray the Mad Titan in his full glory in the two-part Avengers: Infinity War movies. However, could we see the purple supervillain before then? Maybe during Captain America: Civil War post-credits? "I don’t know which one I’m in," Brolin told MTV News when asked. "That’s a Kevin Feige question. I know the trajectory of what they’re doing, but I don’t know exactly which one I’m in." When asked about fan reactions to him being a part of the Marvel Cinematic Universe, Josh Brolin says, "I love going into a comic book store and a guy connecting me with Thanos, and seeing the incredible regressive awe that happens. Like you see them lose 30 years in can’t-breathe awe. That’s fun, and
  • This Photo Of Melissa Benoist's SUPERGIRL Playing With Her Puppies Is All You Need To See Today - As with any female superhero casting, some comic book fans have been tearing apart Melissa Benoist since the second she was chosen to play Supergirl. However, if you don't think she's perfect for the role after seeing these new photos, you may want to get yourself an eye test! The actress has received rave reviews for her performance in the pilot, and it's going to be very interesting to see how the show progresses when it debuts on CBS a little later this year. What do you think? SUPERGIRL is an action-adventure drama based on the DC Comics character Kara Zor-El (Melissa Benoist), Superman’s (Kal-El) cousin who, after 12 years of keeping her powers a secret on Earth, decides to finally embrace her superhuman abilities and be the hero she was always meant to be. Twelve-year-old Kara escaped the doomed planet Krypton with her parents’ help at the same time as the
  • New Fan Theory About 'The Joker' In THE DARK KNIGHT Will Blow Your Mind - Jared Leto is going to have to do a lot to top Heath Ledger's take on The Joker, and you have to believe that the Dallas Buyers Club star will face plenty of comparisons to what we saw in The Dark Knight back in 2008 when Suicide Squad is released next year. His take is no doubt going to be very different, but now a new theory has surfaced which may just change how you view The Joker from Christopher Nolan's movie. Here's the theory from Reddit user GeneralZee (via Uproxx).    Joker, although a lying psychopath, is actually the hero in The Dark Knight. Before the Joker, Gotham was a mess. Entire sections of the city were closed off due to madness, organized crime ran rampant, and the majority of important city officials were wildly corrupt. The city even tolerated a renegade vigilante who ran around wearing a rubber suit (Okay, special
  • New Look At CAPTAIN AMERICA: CIVIL WAR In LEAKED D23 Trailer Screengrabs & Gifs - Are we going to get the Captain America: Civil War trailer this weekend? I'd say it's unlikely, but it will be interesting to see how Marvel reacts to this leak from the preview which was shown off at the D23 Expo a couple of weekends back. As you can see from the screengrabs and gifs below, we get a new look at both the heroes and villains who will play a role in the movie, and that shot of Cap's team running into battle is definitely a highlight. Here's hoping the trailer itself finds its way online, eh? As always, be sure to let us know what you think of these images in the usual place. Captain America: Civil War plot picks up where Avengers: Age of Ultron left off, as Steve Rogers leads the new team of Avengers in their continued efforts to safeguard humanity. After another international incident involving the
  • SUPERGIRL Star Melissa Benoist Talks Putting On The Suit, Dream Superpower, & More - The hour-long drama centers on Kara Zor-El, Superman's cousin, who was born on the planet Krypton and escaped amid its destruction years ago. Since arriving on Earth, she has been hiding the powers she shares with her famous cousin. But now at age 24, she decides to embrace her superhuman abilities and be the hero she was always meant to be. Supergirl features: Melissa Benoist as Kara Zor-El/Supergirl Mehcad Brooks as James 'Jimmy' Olsen Calista Flockhart as Cat Grant David Harewood as Hank Henshaw Chyler Leigh as Alexandra 'Alex' Danvers Laura Benanti as Alura Zor-El Jenna Dewan-Tatum as Lucy Lane Jeremy Jordan as Winslow 'Winn' Schott/Toyman Helen Slater as Eliza Danvers Dean Cain as Jeremiah Danvers Faran Tahir as The Commander Owain Yeoman as Vartox Peter Facinelli as Maxwell Lord Chris Browning as Ben Krull/Reactron Brit Morgan as Leslie Willis/Livewire Justice Leak as Roderick Rose/Hellgrammite Levi Miller as Carter Grant Supergirl premieres October 26 Follow @KingPatel7 !function(d,s,id){var js,fjs=d.getElementsByTagName(s)[0];if(!d.getElementById(id)){js=d.createElement(s);js.id=id;js.src="//platform.twitter.com/widgets.js";fjs.parentNode.insertBefore(js,fjs);}}(document,"script","twitter-wjs");
  • Get Ready To Run With This New MAZE RUNNER: THE SCORCH TRIALS Clip - In this next chapter of the epic “Maze Runner” saga, Thomas (Dylan O’Brien) and his fellow Gladers face their greatest challenge yet: searching for clues about the mysterious and powerful organization known as WCKD. Their journey takes them to the Scorch, a desolate landscape filled with unimaginable obstacles. Teaming up with resistance fighters, the Gladers take on WCKD’s vastly superior forces and uncover its shocking plans for them all. Maze Runner: The Scorch Trials features: Director: Wes Ball Dylan O'Brien as Thomas Kaya Scodelario as Teresa Agnes Thomas Brodie-Sangster as Newt Ki Hong Lee as Minho Alexander Flores as Winston Dexter Darden as Frypan Randall D. Cunningham as Clint Jacob Lofland as Aris Jones Giancarlo Esposito as Jorge Rosa Salazar as Brenda Katherine McNamara as Sonya Nathalie Emmanuel as Harriet Aidan Gillen as Janson/Rat-Man Patricia Clarkson as Ava Paige Lili Taylor as Mary Cooper Barry Pepper as Vince Maze Runner: The Scorch Trials hits theaters September 18 Follow @KingPatel7 !function(d,s,id){var js,fjs=d.getElementsByTagName(s)[0];if(!d.getElementById(id)){js=d.createElement(s);js.id=id;js.src="//platform.twitter.com/widgets.js";fjs.parentNode.insertBefore(js,fjs);}}(document,"script","twitter-wjs");
  • THE WALKING DEAD Standalone Special Coming Soon - AMC recently aired the first episode of Fear The Walking Dead, the official spin-off series to the smash hit The Walking Dead. Despite only having aired the one episode thus far, EW has confirmed that AMC has a new special coming up that ties into the companion series. The special will be a thirty minute episode, taking place on an airliner that is midflight when the Walker outbreak begins. Someone needs to get Samuel L. Jackson involved because, yes, the special is essentially Zombies on a Plane. One of the characters who will appear in the special will survive, and they will then appear on the second season of Fear The Walking Dead.  The special will be available online first, and will then be aired in chapters during commercial breaks of The Walking Dead main series. This isn't the first time AMC has used a mini-series of webisodes for The Walking Dead, but it is the first time the format will be used to introduce a character
  • GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY: New Video Clip Highlights The Origins Of 'Gamora' - The release of MARVEL's Guardian of The Galaxy animated series is drawing ever closer, and Marvel has been releasing short two-part clips highlighting the characters origins via the Marvel Entertainment Youtube channel. Now, its Gamora's turn in the spotlight.  You can check out Part 2 below, however, Part 1 doesn't seem to have made its way online. You can more than likely expect Marvel to notice the mix-up and rectify the issue in the near future. In the meantime, you can enjoy the following clip: Guardians of The Galaxy premieres on DisneyXD on September 26th, with two episodes airing back-to-back. What do you guys think about the upcoming series? Are you excited, or are you going to be giving this one a miss?
  • FANTASTIC FOUR's Michael B. Jordan Set For Another Comic Book Movie - It's good to know Michael B. Jordan's experiences working on the recent Fantastic Four reboot haven't put him off comic book movies for life, as The Wrap reports that the Chronicle actor's next project is looking likely to be an adaptation of Dark Horse's horror comedy graphic novel from Etan Cohen, Mike Gagerman and Andrew Waller, Blood Brothers.  Apparently Jordan is in negotiations with MGM to play one of the leads in the movie. which is described as a "buddy picture involving two party-loving vampires/best friends who team up to take on a villain obsessed with the apocalypse and destroying humanity." Let's hope that guy puts up more of a fight that Doctor Doom did! Amirite? Anyway, you can next see Jordan in another MGM flick, Creed. There is currently no scheduled release date for Blood Brothers.
  • 'Ahsoka' Sets Out To Find A Sith Lord In New Clip From STAR WARS REBELS Season 2 - On orders to hunt down the Rebels and especially the Jedi among them, Darth Vader begins an oppressive campaign against the population in order to find the group. The Ghost crew starts working with the wider Rebel cells, but are divided between joining the larger network and waging open war on the Empire, or staying out of a large-scale fight. The situation is even more complicated when Minister Maketh Tua, fearing punishment for failing to neutralize the Lothal rebels, tries to defect to them in order to escape Vader, offering to reveal the truth behind why the Emperor wants the planet - however, Vader uses this to his advantage and orchestrates Tua's murder, framing the rebels for the act and turning Lothal's population against them. The Ghost crew tries to flee but are cornered by Vader, who injures Kanan and Sabine and nearly kills Ezra before they finally escape. After being
  • COMICS: First At Look At New Weekly Series BATMAN AND ROBIN ETERNAL -   BATMAN AND ROBIN ETERNAL #1 James Tynion IV, Scott Snyder (writers) Tony S. Daniel (art/cover) ON SALE: 10/07/15 PRICE: $3.99 It’s here at last—the sequel to the blockbuster weekly series BATMAN ETERNAL!    Five years ago, Batman and Robin worked the most disturbing case of their crimefighting careers—bringing down the organization of the ultimate human trafficker, the mysterious woman known only as Mother. At the time, Dick Grayson never quite understood the scope of that case, but now its darkest secrets are coming back to haunt him and everyone else who ever worked with Batman! With Bruce Wayne now lost to them, Dick and all his allies are out in the cold! Who can they trust? Is someone among them not who they say they are? And who is the deadly, silent young woman in black who’s come to Gotham City looking for Batman?   Prepare yourself for six months of international intrigue, twists and turns, and new additions
  • Andrew Garfield On Whether He Was Ever Asked By Marvel To Return As SPIDER-MAN - Based on the leaked "Sony Hack" emails, neither Sony nor Marvel Studios had much interest in bringing back Andrew Garfield as Spider-Man when they started discussing working together, but The Amazing Spider-Man 3 was still going to happen for a little while at least. Asked by Uproxx where development on the threequel was and what it would have entailed, the British actor said: "I was actually starting to workshop ideas with Alex Kurtzman, who was going to be writing it. We thought to kind of start from the base level, the foundational level of where have we left Peter and where do we want to see him go and what’s logical. And how do we build upon where we left off with this deep, desperate moment with Gwen? So, yeah, we got to some pretty heavy places and I was really excited to kind of explore it and be involved on
  • Summer's Over: TIME FOR SHIRTS AND TV! - It is a bloody shame that summer is coming to a close but there is always a silver lining in those rain clouds in the form of totally awesome Fall television programming! I guess we get lucky that they don't release these shows over the summer...we wouldn't be inside to catch any of these.     So what kind of shows are we excited for? Well, we have new seasons for Arrow, Flash, and Gotham while we have brand new shows in the form of Supergirl, Lucifer, Legends of Tomorrow, Vixen, and others! Squeee! In the comic book world we also have the end of Marvel's universe-shattering event Secret Wars and...um...spo-rts? Did I say that correctly? I heard somebody talking about throwing around a pig skin and that just sounds awfully messy to me. Perhaps that game was created by those guys in House Bolton. It definitely sounds like something Ramsey would play!   How are
  • Will ASSASSIN'S CREED Movie Take Place In The Same World As The Video Games? - Ubisoft are taking an active role in the development of the Assassin's Creed movie, and the franchise's Head of Content Aymar Azaizia took to Twitter to answer fan questions today, shedding some new light on how the project will tie into the video games and much more. The main highlights can be found in the Tweets below, and his answers are sure to come as welcome news to those of you who have played any of the games in the popular series. Based on how those have all linked to each other, we're sure to get at least a mention of the likes of Altair and Ezio.    In the movie, Michael Fassbender will play Callum Lynch in the present day and his ancestor, Aguilar, in 15th Century Spain. Joining him will be Marion Cotillard (The Dark Knight Rises), while Justin Kurzel (Macbeth) is directing. Assassin's Creed has been lined up for release on
  • The Three New Leads Take Center Stage In STAR WARS: THE FORCE AWAKENS Promo Poster - Starring original cast members Harrison Ford, Mark Hamill, Carrie Fisher, Anthony Daniels, Peter Mayhew, Kenny Baker and franchise newcomers, John Boyega, Daisy Ridley, Adam Driver, Oscar Isaac, Andy Serkis, Domhnall Gleeson, Gwendoline Christie, Lupita Nyong’o and Max von Sydow, Star Wars Episode VII is set to be released on December 18th, 2015. Are you excited?
  • It Sounds Like TERMINATOR: GENISYS Might Not Be A Box Office Flop After All - It's fair to say the ludicrously-titled Terminator Genisys didn't go down particularly well with US audiences, flopping at the domestic box office to the modest tune of $89.2 million (so far) - and provoking plenty of ire from both critics and fans of the franchise respectively. However, it seems the Alan Taylor helmed movie has been received much better overseas - specifically, in China. Forbes are reporting that the sci-fi sequel opened with an impressive $27.4 million there, ranking as the country's fourth highest opening day ever. It's becoming increasingly clear that China's a key market for blockbusters, and the universal appeal of star Arnold Schwarzenegger is what likely prompted this remarkable performance. Forbes have speculated that by the time it finishes it's theatrical run, Genisys could potentially rake in a very respectable $450-500m worldwide. Those sort of numbers might just be enough to warrant a sequel. Are you happy to see Terminator Genisys performing so well, or
  • Hugh Jackman Makes A Young WOLVERINE Fan's Day For The Make-A-Wish Foundation - As if you needed any more proof that Hugh Jackman is one of the nicest guys on the planet, the famous Aussie star and long time 'Wolverine' actor made a young fan's day on Wednesday with a heartwarming gesture. Operating on behalf of the Make-A-Wish foundation, Jackman teamed up with radio channel KIIS 1065 to surprise nine-year-old Dominic, who suffers from cystic fibrosis. After leading Dominic to believe he was on set, Jackman shocked the young boy by popping out from behind the scenes and demonstrating his favorite action pose. The two then discussed some of the clawed mutant's best lines. Hilariously, Jackman's favorite wasn't very age-appropriate... Jackman will wear the claws 'one last time' in an untitled sequel to 2013's The Wolverine, which is due to hit theatres March 3, 2017.
  • David Ayer's SUICIDE SQUAD Officially Wraps - "...and that's a wrap on Suicide Squad!" Over the past few days, we've seen several members of the Suicide Squad cast bid farewell to their roles as production was coming to a close and now, director David Ayer has officially announced that the film has indeed wrapped with a full cast & crew photo. Nearly the entire cast, including Will Smith, Margot Robbie, Joel Kinnaman, Cara Delevingne, Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje, Jay Hernandez, Adam Beach, Karen Fukuhara, & Scott Eastwood, are pictured. The only prominent faces that seem to be missing are Jared Leto, Viola Davis, Jai Courtney, Common, & Ike Barinholtz, although you can spot a few of their stunt doubles. Check out Ayer's tweet with the full cast & crew photo below: It's a wrap folks! #SuicideSquad #WarnerBros #DCcomics pic.twitter.com/1Rkvd9t3JX — David Ayer (@DavidAyerMovies) August 28, 2015 A secret government agency recruits imprisoned supervillains to execute dangerous black ops missions in exchange for clemency. Suicide Squad will feature: Director: David Ayer Will
  • THE FLASH: New Australian Promo Reveals Blue Speedster - Fans are eagerly awaiting the second season The CW​'s hit television series The Flash​, and as the impending premiere of the season's first episode draws ever nearer, you can expect new footage to be releasing more frequently.  In Australia, instead of Cable television, we have a thing called Foxtel​, which is essentially the same thing. One of the channels including in the service is called FOX8, and it fast-tracks the series to Australia for fans down under. And, while making point of that in a brand new promo released via the channel's official Facebook page, may have shown an interesting bit of footage which subsequently provides us with some rather interesting information. You can check out the promo below:   (function(d, s, id) { var js, fjs = d.getElementsByTagName(s)[0]; if (d.getElementById(id)) return; js = d.createElement(s); js.id = id; js.src = "//connect.facebook.net/en_GB/sdk.js#xfbml=1&version=v2.3"; fjs.parentNode.insertBefore(js, fjs);}(document, 'script', 'facebook-jssdk')); The Flash Season 2 coming to FOX8 #TheFlash






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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 About.com 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 About.com 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 About.com 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 About.com 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 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.

    Kickstart Your Comic Book Creation originally appeared on About.com 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 About.com 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 About.com 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 About.com 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 About.com 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 About.com 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.