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Tuesday, April 22, 2014

Wondercon 2014: Pop Culture Shock Collectibles: Robocop, Bravest Warriors, Mortal Kombat, Street Fighter, Masters of the Universe and More!

Follow the long, incredible career of Jerry Macaluso and you'll find cult horror film favorites, expansive lines of action figures collectors still battle to posses, and some of the greatest quarter scale statues we've ever seen. With his latest crew (Pop Culture Shock Collectibles), Jerry and company are making geek dreams come true daily with mixed media statues we never thought we might own one day and amazingly fun, smaller scale collectibles from the hottest animated properties. PCSC took to Wondercon this weekend to show off their latest and greatest creations and Emilie Noetzel was there to snap many a picture! Here's the skinny...

Monday, April 21, 2014

The Quiet Ones Arrive This Friday

WOOOO! What an amazing time to be a geek...and if you're a Horror Geek, you've got 3 times as much to celebrate! Hollywood and other film making engines across the globe have been churning out a steady stream of QUALITY horror films including original concepts and genuine creeps our readers aren't soon shaking off. This Friday, we get a brand new film to add to that collection. On this night…THE QUIET ONES will be quiet no more....

"Batman Beyond" - Darwyn Cooke's Batman 75th Anniversary Short

For Mega-Batfans, these DC 75th Anniversary of Batman animated shorts are only succeeding in one thing....TO MAKE US SCREAM FOR A NEW BATMAN ANIMATED SERIES THAT DOESN'T SUCK!!! Our first taste of Anniversary Batman came from the father of Batman the Animated series, Bruce Timm. Watch that slice of retro Batman-Amazing HERE. Now, Darwyn Cooke takes us back into the dark future of Batman Beyond where our long lost friend Terry McGinnis takes on BATMAN alongside....BATMAN! Are there more Batmen waiting in the wings? Dive in to find out...

Dark Horse Releasing "The Art of the Venture Bros." Book

As rumored at San Diego Comic-Con 2013, Dark Horse Books proudly announces it will publish The Art of The Venture Bros.!

This massive coffee table book includes original artwork, character designs, storyboards, painted backgrounds, and props from every episode of The Venture Bros. to date, with accompanying commentary on the development of the series from cocreators Jackson Publick and Doc Hammer!

Check out the earliest sketches of all your favorite Venture Bros. characters and the genesis of the ideas that became some of the show’s funniest episodes.

To top it off, comedian Patton Oswalt pens a very special foreword!

The Art of The Venture Bros. is on sale October 22! Click HERE to pre-order for 32% off!

IDW's Wondercon Announcements: A "Wormwood" Animated Series, Star Trek, Silent Hill, Transformers & More

At this year’s Wonder Con in Anaheim, IDW unleashed an impressive array of announcements, bolstering its lineup through the fall of 2014 and beyond. Brand-new titles, miniseries featuring fan-favorite characters, new Artist’s Editions, new television deals, and a first-of-its-kind exclusive creator deal rounded out the action-packed weekend.

IDW has secured the amazing talents of Locke & Key co-creator Gabriel Rodriguez by signing him to an exclusive deal. His work has appeared in IDW comics since the very beginning, and will continue to do so exclusively, with his next project being the hotly anticipated Little Nemo: Return to Slumberland with Eisner Award-winning writer, Eric Shanower.

Whedon Releases "In Your Eyes" Film Via Online Streaming

The man who broke new ground in film distribution with "Dr. Horrible's Sing Along Blog" returns to the interwebs with his newly penned and produced film, "In Your Eyes". Though the master of our geek universe garnered mega-success with "The Avengers" and has just begun filming on "Avengers 2", Whedon still returns to independent film when he's got a second to breathe!

At the Tribeca Film Festival last night, Joss Whedon and Kai Cole’s Bellwether Pictures made an unexpected move with its latest feature, IN YOUR EYES, giving instant access directly to fans around the world with a digital release immediately following its world premiere at the Festival. Whedon announced the plan in a surprise post-screening video message...

Friday, April 18, 2014

Son of Batman Premiering at WONDERCON This Weekend

"Son of Batman," the 20th DC Universe Animated Original Movie, will have its World Premiere as the featured event at WonderCon on Friday, April 18 in the Arena starting at 6:00pm. The premiere will be followed by a panel discussion amongst voice cast and filmmakers, including several members of the stellar voice cast -- Jason O'Mara (Batman), Sean Maher (Nightwing), Xander Berkeley (Langstrom), Stuart Allan (Damian) -- and filmmakers James Tucker (producer), Ethan Spaulding (director), Phil Bourassa (character designer) and Andrea Romano (dialogue director).

The Exclusive Comic Book Prequel for Marvel Universe LIVE

I don't know about you, but whenever these companies use the word LIVE! on the end of a title, I picture two things....Sesame Street On Ice and the Waterworld water show at Universal. Both...are silly..and aren't striving to be much more. Batman LIVE entered our lives with much hype in the pre-release months, then virtually disappeared as the tour rumbled through like a ninja who is super quiet and doesn't really bother anyone as he runs past. Did that show even happen?? Apparently it came through the states in 2012. The official website site suggests you buy tickets now. Here's the trailer for that insanity. WARNING: Stuff of nightmares ahead...

Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Mondo's Special Marvel Show

Mondo announces "Mike Mitchell x Marvel x Mondo" a comics-themed show featuring artist Mike Mitchell's iconic portraits of Marvel's huge stable of heroes and villains, running from April 25th through May 17th. The characters of The Avengers, X-Men and Spider-man will be represented along with many others from Marvel's incredible library. The opening night event will be Friday, April 25th from 7 - 10pm at the Mondo Gallery, located at 4115 Guadalupe St. in Austin, TX. Artist Mike Mitchell will be in attendance.

"My love for Marvel Comics was an integral part of growing up. Not just the comics, but the action figures, video games and cartoons. My intention with this show was to take those characters out of their action-oriented world and give them a moment of silence to catch their breath. There's a humanizing quality to that which I find extremely interesting. This has easily been the most ambitious project I've ever taken on, and it's due in part to my love for their universe; which is fictional by definition, but real in my mind and in the minds of others," said Mitchell.

Hot Toys Amazing Spider-Man 2 12 inch Spider-Man Collectible Figure

The amazing Spider-Man is swinging back onto the silver screen this season! It is great to be Spider-Man, but it also comes at a big price and Spider-Man will find his greatest battle is just about to begin!

In anticipation to The Amazing Spider-Man 2 hitting the theaters, Hot Toys is excited to introduce the new 1/6th scale Spider-Man Collectible Figure (click to pre-order!) The movie-accurate Spider-Man collectible is specially crafted based on the image of Spider-Man in the film. It features a newly developed Spider-Man suit, highly detailed accessories, and figure stand with flexible pillar for dynamic posing. A special edition that is available for selected markets will include an additional 1/6th scale plutonium canister and a specially designed Spider-Man artwork cover for dynamic figure stand.