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  • Will 'Batman' Ally 'Alfred Pennyworth' Return In JUSTICE LEAGUE? Jeremy Irons Reveals All! - Showbiz 411 has confirmed that Jeremy Irons will return as Batman's loyal butler Alfred in Justice League. The British actor apparently confirmed that he'll reprise the role in a chat with the site after they watched him perform on stage in The Man Who Knew Infinity. Honestly, this was to be expected (where The Dark Knight goes, Alfred surely follows), but it's still great news. Irons' chemistry with Ben Affleck was a highlight of Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, so reuniting them is essential.  Of course, as he'll be the one assembling the Justice League, Batman is expected to have a leading role in this movie, so it wouldn't actually make much sense if Alfred wasn't there providing him with intel. Just how big his role will be obviously remains to be seen at this point, but be sure to let us know how you feel about the decision to explore more of the Caped Crusader's world in this movie below. 
  • Martin Freeman Says His CAPTAIN AMERICA: CIVIL WAR Character's Role In The MCU Only Gets Bigger - In the comics, Everett Ross is a U.S. State Department employee who acts as a liaison to foreign diplomats, specializing in the country of Wakanda.  In the film, Ross is a government official who is involved with the manhunt for Bucky Barnes and by association, the Sokovia Accords.  Speaking on The Graham Norton Show, actor Martin Freeman says his small role in Civil War is just a precursor to bigger things later on in the MCU.  "I think my character will develop a bit more as I enter the Marvel world a bit more which seems to be happening." Examining Freeman's remark reveals that he's learned a bit more about where Ross appears next.  Given his comic book counterparts association with Wakanda and T'Challa in particular, it's likely that Freeman shows up in the Black Panther movie, set for release on February16, 2018.  However, [without going into spoilers] the ending of Civil War provides a clue that we're likely to see Ross
  • 'Cyclops' Shines In An Awesome New International TV Spot For X-MEN: APOCALYPSE - If your biggest gripe with Bryan Singer's excellent X-Men films are the costumes, then you may want to reevaluate your stance pretty soon and jump on the X-Men bandwagon because it's starting to look more and more like our favorite mutants will finally be donning their classic duds in the upcoming X-Men: Apocalypse. A new international TV spot has been released featuring tons of epic new footage and introducing us to four of the key players - Cyclops, Storm, Quicksilver, and Mystique. Check it out below: #XMENAPOCALYPSE: Novo spot mostra cenas inéditas do #Ciclope e #Apocalipse!! Confiram o vídeo abaixo! pic.twitter.com/dzgtIykTc9 — Universo X-Men (@universoxmen) April 30, 2016 Plus, here's a new magazine cover and some posters spotted on the streets: Since the dawn of civilization, he was worshipped as a god. Apocalypse, the first and most powerful mutant from Marvel's X-Men universe, amassed the powers of many other mutants, becoming immortal and invincible. Upon awakening after thousands of years, he is disillusioned with the
  • New Promotional Stills From AGENTS OF S.H.I.E.L.D. Season 3 Episode 19: "Failed Experiments" & Episode 20: "Emancipation" - The third season of Marvel's Agents Of S.H.I.E.L.D. is coming to a close and the stakes have never been higher. We have eight stills from Tuesday's episode, which features Hive finally revealing his deadly plan, and then we have seven stills from next week's installment, which is the tie-in with Captain America: Civil War. Check them all out below: THE INHUMAN WAR ESCALATES, ON "MARVEL'S AGENTS OF S.H.I.E.L.D." ON ABC "Failed Experiments" - Coulson and his team race to combat Hive's control over the Inhumans, as their enemy's deadly plan for the human race is revealed, on "Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.," TUESDAY, MAY 3 (9:00-10:00 p.m. EDT), on the ABC Television Network.   WITH ONLY TWO EPISODES LEFT BEFORE S.H.I.E.L.D. LOSES ONE OF THEIR OWN, DAISY'S PROPHECY TICKS CLOSER TOWARDS A MAJOR LOSS, ON 'MARVEL'S AGENTS OF S.H.I.E.L.D.' ON ABC "Emancipation" - With only two episodes left before S.H.I.E.L.D. loses one of their own, Daisy's prophecy ticks closer towards a major loss, as the aftermath of
  • New Promotional Stills From LEGENDS OF TOMORROW Season 1 Episode 14: "River Of Time" - The Legends have finally captured Vandal Savage, but with three episodes left in the season, something is bound to go wrong and these new promotional stills shed some light on what. We also catch a our first glimpse at two returning faces, the first being Katrina Law as Nyssa al Ghul and the second being Falk Hentschel as Hawkman, although it looks like the latter might have changed teams. Check out the stills below:   CAPTURED – After numerous attempts in many different time periods, the team has successfully captured Vandal Savage (guest star Casper Crump). However, Savage tells Kendra (Ciara Renée) that he can reunite her with Carter (Falk Hentschel) so she struggles with whether she should kill him. Rip (Arthur Darvill) decides they will deliver Savage to the Time Masters which doesn’t sit well with Snart (Wentworth Miller) and Rory (Dominic Purcell). The duo decides it may be time to jump ship and return to their old life. Meanwhile, Savage taunts
  • MARVEL'S THE PUNISHER - 5 Awesome Storylines The DAREDEVIL Spinoff Needs To Adapt - var l_ttlPages = 5; var l_url = location.pathname.replace(location.hash, ""); var qs = (function(a) { if (a == "") return {}; var b = {}; for (var i = 0; i 2 && l_page We all knew it was coming, but The Punisher's very own solo series has finally been given the green light by Marvel and Netflix. Showing that they're committed to the ongoing adventures of Frank Castle, a showrunner has already been hired, and while we don't currently know when the series will hit the online streaming service, we probably won't have too long to see what's next for the vigilante.  However, while season two of Daredevil may have dropped some hints about where exactly this series is going to go, which comic books should Marvel be looking to
  • Get A First Look At Hot Toys' 'Crossbones' Figure From CAPTAIN AMERICA: CIVIL WAR - It has been said that Brock Rumlow aka Crossbones (Frank Grillo) returns with a vengeance in the fast-approaching Captain America: Civil War, which opens everywhere next week. And now Hot Toys has showcased its sixth-scale collectible figure based on the supervillain.   The incredibly-detailed figure was put on display at Hot Toys’ pop up store in Hong Kong, and it features the likeness of Grillo, or at least as he appears under the mask in the highly-anticipated Marvel threequel. Check out pics & video below and expect official shots soon. Directed by Anthony & Joe Russo and from a screenplay by Christopher Markus & Stephen McFeely, Marvel’s Captain America: Civil War finds Steve Rogers leading the newly formed team of Avengers in their continued efforts to safeguard humanity. But after another incident involving the Avengers results in collateral damage, political pressure mounts to install a system of accountability, headed by a governing body to oversee and direct the team. The new status quo fractures
  • THE OFFICE Star John Krasinski Is The New JACK RYAN - Jim Halpert is your new Jack Ryan. Deadline is reporting that John Krasinski, former star of NBC's hit comedy The Office, has signed on to portray the latest incarnation of Jack Ryan. This news comes a few months after we originally received word that Paramount TV & Michael Bay's Platinum Dunes were developing a television series based on Tom Clancy's popular CIA hero for Amazon with a series commitment and the Lost duo of Carlton Cuse & Graham Roland attached as co-showrunners.  The potential series will be a more contemporary take on Jack Ryan, following him in his prime as a CIA analyst/operative and will only use the novels as source material. The project hasn't officially been greenlit just yet, but the addition of Krasinski certainly bodes well for the show's chances. Krasinski is the latest in a long line of actors to tackle the role of Ryan, following in the footsteps of Alec Baldwin (The Hunt For Red October), Harrison Ford (Patriot Games; Clear And
  • Sounds Like Tom Hiddleston Will Be Playing 'LOKI' Beyond THOR: RAGNAROK After All... Maybe - After Tom Hiddleston was quoted  last month saying that his upcoming fourth turn as the God of Mischief Loki in Thor: Ragnarok will be his “last time out of the gate,” the English actor has taken to multiple interviews to retract the comment and set the record straight.   “I don't know that I did say that [so] don't believe everything you read,” Hiddleston told Entertainment Tonight while attending the American Country Music Awards weeks ago. So, does that mean we will see more of the trickster, maybe in the Avengers: Infinity War films? “Truthfully, I do actually know at the moment how many more times I’m going to play Loki, but I’m not going to tell you,” he later told the New York Daily News. Hiddleston then assured that, “It’s not personal, it’s just keeping it fresh for all paying customers to enjoy their films. And, also, I’m the god of mischief so it’s my predisposition to play games.”   Fair enough! In a another
  • New Extended Promo & Stills For THE VAMPIRE DIARIES Season 7 Episode 21: "Requiem For A Dream" - Just when it looked like things were going to finally work out for Damon, his "fool-proof" plan to exchange Rayna's life for Bonnie's took an unexpected detour... as in even though Bonnie's safe, she's now a super-powered vampire-killing machine. Next week, Damon, Stefan, and the rest of the gang deal with the fallout of last night's events by running for their lives with Bonnie hot on their trail and things are looking especially bad for Damon & Caroline. Check out the new extended promo below: THE PLAN TO SAVE BONNIE TAKES AN UNEXPECTED TURN IN THIS EPISODE DIRECTED BY PAUL WESLEY — When Damon’s (Ian Somerhalder) risky attempt to save Bonnie (Kat Graham) takes an unexpected turn, the consequences of his actions forces everyone to band together to help her pull through. Meanwhile, when a new threat leaves Caroline’s (Candice King) life in jeopardy, Stefan (Paul Wesley) makes a rash decision that ultimately forces them to face the fallout from their relationship.
  • New GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY VOL. 2 Set Footage Teases Some Earthbound Action - We still don’t know who (or what) exactly Star-Lord, Gamora, Drax, Groot & Rocket Raccoon will be up against when they return in Guardians of the Galaxy Volume 2 next summer, but it appears their inevitable cosmic battle will somehow spill over to our little blue planet. Last week, the Marvel Studios production had transformed a street in the small town of Cartersville, Georgia, into St. Charles, Missouri, which is the state where Peter Quill was born before becoming Star-Lord in the comics as well as in the Marvel Cinematic Universe. Though it doesn’t appear any stars were on set, footage from Facebook’s Allison Parker Hill shows several extras fleeing from something invisible, yet strong enough to flip a few cars. This something will evidently come to be in post-production with the help of visual effects.   The fact that this scene takes place in Missouri indicates the plot will bring Star-Lord back to earth (or Terra, as the aliens called it in the first
  • RUMOR: AQUAMAN Director James Wan May Be Next In Line To Depart The DC Films Universe - Birth.Movies.Death have weighed in on Seth Grahame-Smith's decision to depart The Flash, and it sounds like a lot of big changes are currently happening behind the scenes at Warner Bros. in regards to their DC Comics adaptations. According to the site, they're now "at odds" with Zack Snyder over Justice League, and there has been, "Lots of fights between Snyder and the WB execs, and lots of pressure from Burbank on Snyder, who is shooting in London." Of course, seeing as that movie started shooting just weeks after the release of Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, not many changes could be made at that stage, hence why there are now a lot of clashes as the studio looks to ensure they don't end up with another critical and commercial (to a lesser extent) disappointment. However, particularly interesting is the news that Aquaman director James Wan could be the next filmmaker to part ways with the studio over "creative differences." According to
  • Seth Grahame-Smith Departs THE FLASH Movie Due To "Creative Differences" With Warner Bros. - Work on the Fastest Man Alive's movie is about to slow right down as The Flash no longer has a director! According to The Hollywood Reporter, Seth Grahame-Smith has decided to depart the project over "creative differences." That's a reason everyone from Edgar Wright to Michelle MacLaren have given for not working on superhero movies, but seeing as The Flash would have marked Grahame-Smith's directorial debut, perhaps the studio got nervous about putting such an important project in the hands of someone so inexperienced? After all, they need all of these DC Comics adaptations to be a hit after the mixed response to Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice.  Who knows, but the trade does mention that The Flash will keep Grahame-Smith's script, something he wrote while working off a treatment by Phil Lord and Christopher Miller. Whether or not you believe that's good news will likely depend on how much you enjoyed the likes of Pride & Prejudice & Zombies and Abraham Lincoln: Vampire
  • DC TV: It's Time For An All Out War In Descriptions For ARROW, THE FLASH, And LEGENDS OF TOMORROW - Thanks to The CW, we have a much better idea of what to expect in the penultimate episodes of Arrow and The Flash this year, and it sounds like the Scarlet Speedster will be going to war with an entire army of villains. Meanwhile, Green Arrow...well, that sounds pretty boring in comparison! The finale of Legends of Tomorrow definitely doesn't though, and it seems like big things are coming for the team.  THE FLASH - "Invincible"   KATIE CASSIDY GUEST STARS AS BLACK SIREN – After Zoom (guest star Teddy Sears) unleashes an army of Earth-2 meta-humans on Central City, Barry (Grant Gustin) is shaken when he sees their leader is the Black Canary’s Earth-2 doppelganger, the Black Siren (guest star Katie Cassidy). Meanwhile, Wally (Keiynan Lonsdale) takes to the streets to help The Flash stop the meta-humans, which worries Joe (Jesse L. Martin). Iris (Candice Patton) and Henry (guest star John Wesley Shipp) are concerned about Barry taking on Zoom. Jesse Warn directed
  • New PREACHER Images Show A Jesse Custer Run-In With The Law - If you've never read Garth Ennis and Steve Dillon's Preacher be forewarned - Jesse Custer has issues with authority, particularly law enforcement (both earthly and otherworldly). Though things appear calm in the still below with Sheriff Root,it's likely that things to get pretty tense in the next shot.  We also have a new still showcasing Fiore (Tom Brooke), DeBlanc (Anatol Yusef) , two Adelphi agents sent to Earth to retrieve Genesis.   “Preacher” is a supernatural, twisted and darkly comedic drama that follows a West Texas preacher named Jesse Custer, who is inhabited by a mysterious entity that causes him to develop a highly unusual power. Jesse, his badass ex-girlfriend Tulip and an Irish vagabond named Cassidy come together and when they do, they are thrust into a crazy world populated by a cast of characters from Heaven, Hell and everywhere in between. The series stars Dominic Cooper as Jesse Custer, Joseph Gilgun as Cassidy, Ruth Negga as Tulip, Lucy Griffiths as Emily, W. Earl Brown as Sherriff Root, Anatol Yusef as DeBlanc, Tom Brooke as Fiore, Derek Wilson as Donnie Schenck and Ian Colletti as Eugene/Arseface.  
  • New X-MEN: APOCALYPSE Image Features 'Jean', 'Scott', And A Cameo From 'Dazzler' - Remember that early snap (see above) of several of the X-Men: Apocalypse cast members alongside Taylor Swift? At the time we didn't think a whole lot of it, but with Turner's 1989 reference and the new still below, some have begun to speculate that it's actually Miss Swift on that album cover as Dazzler. It's difficult to tell for sure, but it's definitely a decent possibility. Does that mean Swift will actually play Alison Blair in a future X-Men flick? Well, that might be a stretch. What do you guys think? #FBF that time Cyclops and I went shopping at the mall and found our favorite singer’s album (pre 1989, of course) pic.twitter.com/BherKQbE4Z— Sophie Turner (@SophieT) April 29, 2016 Since the dawn of civilization, he was worshipped as a god. Apocalypse, the first and most powerful mutant from Marvel's X-Men universe, amassed the powers of many other mutants, becoming immortal and invincible. Upon awakening after thousands of years, he is disillusioned with the
  • Live-Action WHEEL OF TIME TV Series In Development - The Song of Ice and Fire series from GRRM currently sits atop the world of science fiction fantasy literature. But before the book series received a boost from the critically acclaimed HBO adaptation, Robert Jordan's Wheel of Time series was its chief rival. Fantasy enthusiasts around the globe hotly debated which author's life work was the better fictional work.  But that was many years ago and Game of Thrones has gone on to unprecedented success in both literature and television.  Well, it looks as if the rivalry might be getting renewed in a whole new medium according to the latest update from Jordan's widow, and editor Harriet McDougal. " Wanted to share with you exciting news about The Wheel of Time. Legal issues have been resolved. The Wheel of Time will become a cutting edge TV series! I couldn’t be more pleased. Look for the official announcement coming soon from a major studio —Harriet." Last year, Red Eagle Entertainment tried to hang on to TV
  • Is MAD MAX: FURY ROAD Director George Miller In Line To Helm The GREEN LANTERN CORPS Movie? - Ever since Mad Max: Fury Road knocked us all on our arses last year, fans have been salivating at the prospect of George Miller taking the reigns of a comic book movie. Of course the director was at the helm of the now defunct Justice League: Mortal, so it was rightly assumed that conversations with Warners about the possibility of stepping back into that world kicked off again after Fury Road's success. Though Miller has confirmed that there have been talks, he never gave any indication of what project the studio had in mind - but in this week's installment of Heroic Insider, El Mayimbe reveals that he's heard it's going to be Green Lantern Corps. Plus, in some rival studio related news, Mayimbe has also heard that Captain Marvel will debut in Avengers: Infinity War before her solo movie. Skip to the 30.00 mark for the relevant chatter. Take it with the requisite pinch of salt for the time being of course, but what
  • Reconnect With The Crew Of The Enterprise In These New STAR TREK BEYOND Stills - You might say our recent return to the galaxy far, far away has overshadowed our next journey to the final frontier somewhat, but Justin Lin's Star Trek Beyond will be with us in just a few months time, so the marketing will soon be reaching warp factor 9 in an effort to remind us how great this franchise can be. This latest batch of images come courtesy of Chinese website Check, and feature all of the main crew members in their updated uniforms.       Star Trek Beyond is directed by Justin Lin and stars Chris Pine as Captain James T. Kirk, Zachary Quinto as Commander Spock, Karl Urban as LCDR Dr. Leonard "Bones" McCoy, Simon Pegg as LCDR Montgomery "Scotty" Scott, John Cho as LT Hikaru Sulu, Zoe Saldana as LT Nyota Uhura, Anton Yelchin as Ensign Pavel Chekov, Idris Elba as the film's villain, and Sofia Boutella as the crew's new ally. The movie is set for release on July 22, 2016.
  • New Extended Promo For LEGENDS OF TOMORROW Season 1 Episode 14: "River Of Time" - Hawkman could be making a return much sooner than later if Kendra agrees to an enticing deal with the notorious Vandal Savage. Meanwhile, Ray contemplates his future with Kendra, Rip decides to take Savage back to the Time Masters, and Snart & Rory consider returning to their old lives of crime. Check out the new extended promo below:   CAPTURED – After numerous attempts in many different time periods, the team has successfully captured Vandal Savage (guest star Casper Crump). However, Savage tells Kendra (Ciara Renée) that he can reunite her with Carter (Falk Hentschel) so she struggles with whether she should kill him. Rip (Arthur Darvill) decides they will deliver Savage to the Time Masters which doesn’t sit well with Snart (Wentworth Miller) and Rory (Dominic Purcell). The duo decides it may be time to jump ship and return to their old life. Meanwhile, Savage taunts Ray (Brandon Routh) about his place in Kendra’s life. Alice Troughton directed the episode written by






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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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    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.

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  • 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.