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Comic Book Movie
- Mark Millar Says STARLIGHT CHRONONAUTS Will Be His Next Titles To Hit The Big Screen -
Having already seen several of his original comics brought to life on the big screen, prolific writer Mark Millarnbsp;recently revealed that Starlight and Chrononautsnbsp;will probably be the next two #39;Millarworld#39; properties to get the green light. The Scottish scribe is famously associated with a number of recent R-rated comic book movie hits, including the Kick-Assnbsp;films and this year#39;s incredibly popular Kingsman: The Secret Service. Millar recently sat down with JoBlonbsp;to update them about some of his other comic-to-film projects:
quot;The next two that I think will be moving forward pretty quickly are Starlight and Chrononauts, I think they#39;ll probably be made at the same time as Kingsman 2, if not even before. I think Starlight#39;s screenplay is finished now, it was written by Gary Whitta, he finished the screenplay a couple of weeks back and we#39;re just moving forward now looking for a director.quot;
quot;Chrononauts, there#39;s one of the actors already and we#39;re
- Hayley Atwell Visits CAPTAIN AMERICA: CIVIL WAR Set; Sebastian Stan Has Bucky Look Off Set -
Although Marvel Studios has yet to officially announce that Hayley Atwell will be making her fifth cinematic appearance as Peggy Carter in Captain America: Civil War, the English actress recently took tonbsp;Twitternbsp;to reveal a series of photos with the cast and crew on the set in Atlanta, Georgia. There is already a pretty big spoiler online regarding how the S.H.I.E.L.D. co-founder might be portrayed in the highly-anticipated Marvel threequel, but could we be seeing much more of her?
Meanwhile, Just Jared has provided some recent candid photos of actor Sebastian Stan while he was in New York City today, evidently taking a break from filming Captain America: Civil War. Obviously, he#39;s not in costume, but the actor does appear to be retaining Bucky Barnes#39; long hair and grungy appearance that we saw him with at the end of The Winter Soldier. What do you think?
Guess where I am?? pic.twitter.com/ZZBSguUw7T
mdash; Hayley Atwell (@HayleyAtwell)
- More Awesome Photos Of Batman And Harley Quinn On The Set of SUICIDE SQUAD - There#39;s nothing particularly new here, but who deson#39;t want a good look at Batman and Harley Quinn on a slow news Friday? As well as some great close ups of The Joker#39;s sidekick and her tattoos, Mail Online also has a cool look at Batman (a stuntman, and not Ben Affleck unfortunately). We also get a decent look at the gadget the Dark Knight is using to try and get into the Clown Prince of Crime#39;s car as he and Harley make their escape. The cape is obviously going to be added digitally. Loads more photos can be found by clicking on the link below. What do you guys think about these latest Suicide Squad pictures? As always, share your thoughts in the comments section.nbsp;
- Thats Gotta Hurt! More Photos Of Krysten Ritter On The Set Of A.K.A. JESSICA JONES -
Thanks to Mail Online, we have more photo from the set of A.K.A. Jessica Jones as the titular hero (played by Breaking Bad#39;s Krysten Ritter) continues looking more than a little beaten up. As the series is set to premiere on Netflix later this year, hopefully Marvel will start promoting it soon as we still know very little about the direction it will take with the character. Ever since her short-lived stint as a Super Hero ended in tragedy, Jessica Jones has been rebuilding her personal life and career as a hot-tempered, sardonic, badass private detective in Hell#39;s Kitchen, New York City. Plagued by self-loathing, and a wicked case of PTSD, Jessica battles demons from within and without, using her extraordinary abilities as an unlikely champion for those in need... especially if they#39;re willing to cut her a check. More images from the series can be found by clicking below.nbsp;
- GIVEAWAY: 3 Copies Of FALLING SKIES: Season 4 Up For Grabs And An Exclusive Clip! - We#39;ve partnered with TNT to celebrate the release ofnbsp;Falling Skies: Season 4!nbsp;We have three Blu-ray copies up for grabs and an exclusive clip from the special featuers that are included on the disc. nbsp;Find out how to win below!
The pressure continues to mount for survivors as they try to regain control of earth. Keeping up their fight in the war is becoming increasingly difficult as their hopes of life after the alien destruction become more of a distant reality. With the new capitol in Charleston, the 2nd Mass could end up revisiting old territory.
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- Evangeline Lilly Talks ANT-MANs Hope Van Dyne In Featurette For Fan Contest -
Disney, Marvel Studios, Dolby Laboratories, Visa Signature and Raspberry Pireg; are proud to unite to sponsor a nationwide MARVELrsquo;S ANT-MAN MICRO-TECH CHALLENGE in conjunction with the July 17 release of Marvelrsquo;s quot;Ant-Manquot;! Learn more by watching the video above.
Building on the success of the Ultimate Mentor Adventure, Guardians of the Galaxy: Guardians of Good, Marvel is launching, ANT-MAN MICRO-TECH CHALLENGE with Raspberry Pi. The challenge invites girls nationwide, ages 14 ndash; 18, in grades 9-12, to design and build a DIY project using at least one readily available micro-technology component, which can enable tinkerers, makers, builders and future Imagineers to execute big ideas with a board that fits in their pocket and costs less than a video game. The projects can be utilitarian, artistic or just plain fun.nbsp;
After completing a project, applicants will be asked to submit a short video demonstrating the project and explaining how it will inspire other girls
- COMICS: The Sith Lord Faces New Lightsaber Wielding Foes In DARTH VADER #6 Preview -
bull; The Emperorrsquo;s machinations revealed!
bull; Everything changes for Vader!
bull; The tale of Vaderrsquo;s transformation from A New Hope to The Empire Strikes Back continues!
DARTH VADER #6
Written by KIERON GILLEN
Pencils by SALVADOR LARROCA
Cover by ADI GRANOV
- Chris Chalks Lucius Fox Is The Latest GOTHAM Character To Achieve Series Regular Status -
The main cast of Gotham#39;s second season is getting rather large, isn#39;t it? Chris Chalk is the latest guest star to be promoted to series regular status on the FOX show, having made a small but memorable guest appearance as #39;Lucius Fox#39; in the late stages of Season 1. This news, revealed first by TVLine, should not come as any surprise though, as Chalk was apparently brought onto the series with an explicit #39;option to return#39; during the sophomore season.
When we last saw Mr. Fox, he had a few things to say to young Bruce about the state of Wayne Enterprises. According to Gotham EP John Stephens, Lucius will becomenbsp;quot;another person whorsquo;s going to help Bruce on his journey to find out what happened to his parents and what his parents were doing, and also his journey to manhood and Batman-hood.quot;nbsp;Stephens also claimed thatnbsp;ldquo;[Adult Bruce is] like a science genius, and
- Bloody Groovy New ASH VS. EVIL DEAD Promo -
Bruce Campbell will reprise his role as the title character Ash, a stock boy, aging lothario and chainsaw-handed monster hunter who has spent the past three decades avoiding responsibility, maturity and the terrors of the Evil Dead. When a Deadite plague threatens to destroy all of mankind, Ash is finally forced to face his demons mdash; personal and literal. Destiny, it turns out, has no plans to release the unlikely hero from its evil grip.
Set for a late 2015 premiere, Sam Raimi directed the pilot which will also stars Lucy Lawless (Agents Of S.H.I.E.L.D.), Marrie Jones (Sleepy Hollow), Ray Santiago (Touch) and Dana Delorenzo (Growing Up Fisher).
- Margot Robbies Harleen Quinzel Does Motorbike Stunt In SUICIDE SQUAD Set Photos And Video -
Before she and the Joker (Jared Leto) go riding through Gotham with Batman hot on their trail, Harley Quinn or Harleen Quinzel (Margot Robbie) will be in pursuit of the Clown Prince of Chaos leading up to some sort of domestic dispute as revealed in previous Suicide Squad set photos. Now it appears that filming last night had involved scenes that will seemingly take place in between that chase and the dispute, with the latest set photos and footage (via Margot Source and Instagram) showing Robbie performing a stunt on a Harley(?) motorcycle to bring the quot;Jokermobilequot; to a halt.
Check out the Suicide Squad set photos and quick footage below, as well as some great great shots of Ben Affleck#39;s Caped Crusader (double) behind the wheel of his Batmobile. What do you think?
HAPENING NOW: Filming Suicide Squad right outside my window. #WakingMeUp #1am #SuicideSquad #toronto #JaredLeto #WillSmith #Joker #Batman #DCComics #DC
- Watch The Paris Premiere For JURASSIC WORLD; Plus 2 New TV Spots Collectible 3D Glasses -
After fourteen long years, the fourth installment in the Jurassic Park franchise,nbsp;Jurassic World, is set to finally make its long-awaited debut today in Paris, France! The French premiere will kick off in a a few short hours with stars Chris Pratt (Guardians Of The Galaxy)nbsp;amp; Bryce Dallas Howardnbsp;(Spider-Man 3) expected to be in attendance. Check back in to this article around then to catch the premiere live at the link below:
Meanwhile, to bide your time till then, check out two cool new international TV spots, which show off brief snippets of awesome new dino footage, directly below and then keep scrolling to take a look at some neat dino-inspired collectible 3D glasses!
Plus, check out these pretty neat Jurassic World Collectible IMAX 3D glasses. These won#39;t be available to pick up in theaters, but if you#39;re interested, you can order yourself a pair by clicking HERE.
The glasses each feature a different dinosaur:
- Nazneen Contractor Dylan Bruce Set For Recurring Roles On HEROES REBORN -
Tim Kring has added two more faces to hisnbsp;Heroes Rebornnbsp;ensemble,nbsp;ahead of the show#39;s debut on NBC next fall. According to reports bynbsp;Deadline,nbsp;Orphan Black#39;s Dylan Bruce and Covert Affairs star Nazneen Contractor have joined the ever-expanding guest cast for the Heroes revival series. Contractor will play #39;Farah#39;, a quot;mysteriousquot; woman who is quot;militant, tough and stoicquot; - perhaps a colleague of Jack Coleman#39;s #39;Noah Bennet#39; at The Company? Details on Bruce#39;s role are more scarce, but comic-book fans may recognise the actor from his recurring arc on Arrownbsp;Season 2 asnbsp;Assistant District Attorney #39;Adam Donner#39; last year.nbsp;
Despite bringing back a few familiar faces from Heroes, Kring appears to have stayed true to his word, and largely focused on new characters this time out. Are you excited for Heroes Reborn, or do you think the show shouldnbsp;havenbsp;never been resurrected? Sign off with your thoughts below!
- Looks Like DEADPOOL Has Wrapped! Ryan Reynolds Thanks Fans For Their Support -
After the debacle that was X-Men Origins: Wolverine, most fans never truly expected to see an R-rated Deadpool film come to life on the big screen. One man who never seemed to give up was star Ryan Reynolds, who shocked the world with that hilarious April Fools reveal last month. Since then, we#39;ve had plenty of goodies from the set of the movie - including some great shots of the Merc-With-A-Mouth in action in that iconic red-and-black suit.
That time appears to have come to an end now, with Reynolds announcing the end of principal photography on his Twitter account just moments ago. Never one to go out quietly, it seems he#39;s left the folks in Vancouver one last parting gift:
#Deadpool has been a privilege to make. And we got to make this film because of you. Gonna eat a samich now. #wrapped pic.twitter.com/AMW68HD2BI
mdash; Ryan Reynolds (@VancityReynolds) May 29, 2015
Thankfully, we won#39;t
- Dont Expect To See KANG THE CONQUEROR In The Marvel Cinematic Universe -
After the immense success of Marvel#39;s space epicnbsp;Guardians Of The Galaxy, which grossed a cool $774M, last year, its sequel quickly became one of the more hotly anticipated films of 2017 and of Marvel#39;s Phase 3 in general. Director James Gunn only recently began working on the script, and has been fairly open about his process, teasing fans with vague hints about potential new cosmic characters, which may or may not include Nova and/or Adam Warlock. Considering his last film included a cameo by Howard the Duck, it#39;s probably safe to say, Gunn is open to including any cosmic character he can get his hands on to make Guardians Of The Galaxy 2nbsp;even better than the original.nbsp;
However, based on a recent Facebook reply by Gunn, it looks like there may be a few characters he won#39;t get a chance to play with anytime soon. Actually, to be perfectly blunt, it looks
- COMICS: Its Boba Fett Vs. Luke Skywalker In This First Look At STAR WARS #6 -
THE CONCLUSION OF ldquo;SKYWALKER STRIKESrdquo;!
bull; Luke vs. Boba Fett! Han Solo in hot water!
STAR WARS #6
Written by JASON AARON
Pencils amp; Cover by JOHN CASSADAY
- EDITORIAL: DrDooms Top Ten Villains In The Marvel Cinematic Universe -
The Marvel Cinematic Universe can hinge a lot of its success on the strength and popularity of its main protagonists. Characters like Iron Man, Captain America, Thor and even the Guardians of the Galaxy have taken hold of the popular conciousness and ran away with it, turning the MCU into one of the most successful media franchises of our time. However, films that only feature superheroes and no one else would be fairly inconsequential, because you would be missing half of what makes superhero stories so remarkable: the villains. The classic struggle between good and evil, and the numerous battles that have taken place between superheroes and their enemies have fueled Marvel comics ever since their inception.
nbsp;If you ask any fan of comic books to make a list of their top five favourite characters, there is likely going to be at least one villain in the list, if not more. Without
- Jake Johnson Has A Great Idea For A Brochure In Brand New JURASSIC WORLD Clip -
Only two more weeks until the park is open!
Earlier today, Lauren Lapkusnbsp;(Blended) went on KLTA 5 to talk about her upcoming roles in TBS#39; Clipped and in Universal#39;s highly anticipated Jurassic World. Along with a few small details about her role, she also went ahead and shared a pretty cool and funny new clip featuring the control room, with Lapkus alongsidenbsp;Bryce Dallas Howard (Spider-Man 3), Irrfan Khan (Life Of Pi), andnbsp;Jake Johnsonnbsp;(Let#39;s Be Cops),nbsp;reacting to the Indominus Rex#39;s escape. Check it out below!
Skip ahead to the 2:15 mark to hear Lapkus discuss her role or just skip ahead to the 3:00 mark to catch the clip:
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 from a screenplay he wrote with Derek Connolly. Frank Marshall and Patrick Crowley join the team as producers.
Jurassic World will feature:
- High Quality Version Of Cyclops And Jean Grey X-MEN: APOCALYPSE Concept Art Surfaces -
Why are Cyclops and Jean Grey battling it out with Storm? Who knows, but perhaps this version of the character will start off on the site of Apocalypse before seeing the light and siding with Charles Xavier#39;s X-Men! We#39;ll have to wait and see on that one, but the concept art below is a much better quality version that what we saw over the weekend. And hey, no more black leather!nbsp;
As well as returning cast members Michael Fassbender, Jennifer Lawrence, Nicholas Hoult, and Ian McKellen,nbsp;X-Men: Apocalypsenbsp;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. The movie is set to be released on May 27th, 2016. What do you think of this latest concept art?
Click on the image below for the full-size version.
- GAME OF THRONES: Stills From Hardhome Feature Birgitte Hjort Sørensen As Karsi - She was briefly glimpsed in the promo for quot;Hardhomequot; (see below), and now we have a better look at a character created just for the TV series: Karsi. All we know about her is that she#39;s a Wildling chieftaness who#39;s quot;concerned with the future of her peoplequot;, and she#39;ll be played by Danish actress Birgitte Hjort Sorensen, who can currently be seen as the villain in Pitch Perfect 2. Are you looking forward to Sunday#39;s episode?
quot;Arya makes progress in her training. Sansa confronts an old friend. Cersei struggles. Jon travels.quot;
- TMNT: First Look At Bebop; It Seems WWE Superstar Sheamus Is Playing Rocksteady - Well, here#39;s a surprise. Some more images from the set of Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles 2 have found their way online, and they give us our first look at Shredder#39;s fan-favourite henchman... before they#39;re turned into a humanoid warthog and rhino that is. As you can see, that#39;s Gary Anthony Williams with a pink mohawk as Bebop, and engaging him in sure-to-be stimulating conversation is WWE superstar Sheamus (real name Stephen Farrelly) as Rocksteady. We also have better shots of Brian Tee as Shredder and Brittany Ishibashi as Karai.
The sequel to last year#39;s box office smash also stars Megan Fox, Will Arnett, Stephen Amell, Tyler Perry, and Laura Linney, and is currently shooting in New York. TMNT 2 (working title quot;Half-Shellquot;) will be directed by David Green and produced by Michael Bay, Brad Fuller, and Andrew Form. The movie hits June 3rd, 2016.
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About Comic Books
- 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!
- 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.