MARVEL ENTERTAINMENT COLLARS SUPER HERO PET PROGRAM WITH FETCH…FOR COOL PETS! AND PETSMART02/27/12 @ 1:31 pm EST
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Marvel-Inspired Pet Toys, Apparel and Accessories to Debut Exclusively at PetSmart®
BEN TEMPLESMITH AND SHANE PIERCE TO CREATE A NEW COMIC ABOUT VIKIN10/20/14 @ 5:29 pm EST
Marvel Entertainment, LLC
, a global character-based entertainment company, announced today that is it expanding into the pet category for the first time with a Super Hero inspired pet program. Through a new licensing agreement with Fetch…for cool pets!
, a unique line of Marvel Super Hero inspired pet toys, apparel and accessories will be unleashed at PetSmart
®, the largest pet specialty retailer, beginning this week.
The line will feature a wide array of Marvel-themed pet products for dogs including toys and apparel. Additionally, a wide assortment of aquatic products will follow shortly after and all will be available in PetSmart stores
in the United States, Canada and Puerto Rico as well as online at www.PetSmart.com
PetSmart, Marvel and Fetch...for cool pets! will support the Marvel Super Hero pet program with an impactful marketing campaign. Highlighting the campaign will be in-store signage, online promotions and a sweepstakes exclusively for PetSmart Facebook fans on www.facebook.com/petsmart.com
“Marvel Super Heroes are a family affair and therefore, should include the family pet,” said Jamie Kampel, Director of Licensing, Marvel Entertainment. “As we continue to look to expand the presence of the Marvel brand to new product and retail venues, the pet category is a natural extension. Fetch has developed a truly unique line, and having PetSmart on board as our premiere retail partner will enable us to make a huge statement for the Marvel brand in the pet category.”
Steven Shweky, President of Fetch…for cool pets! added, "Fetch is approaching licensing from a different direction. Instead of using brands that would typically only appeal to children, Fetch has licensed brands that resonate with the ‘pet parent.’ Marvel is the perfect brand to reflect our approach.”
About Marvel Entertainment, LLC:
Marvel Entertainment, LLC, a wholly-owned subsidiary of The Walt Disney Company, is one of the world's most prominent character-based entertainment companies, built on a proven library of over 8,000 characters featured in a variety of media over seventy years. Marvel utilizes its character franchises in entertainment, licensing and publishing. For more information visit www.marvel.com
About Fetch…for cool pets!:
Fetch…for cool pets! is the manufacturer of a variety of innovative dog and cat products. Pet Head™ is their most widely distributed specialty grooming brand sold in pet specialty stores, pet shops, and beauty salons all across America, Europe, Australia, Asia & the Middle East. Fetch has expanded into the pet oral care, aquarium accessories, as well as several other pet categories. Founded in 1982, Fetch…for cool pets! will continue to innovate with new product lines & brands as well as push the envelope on market reach. To learn more about Fetch please visit www.pethead.com
. About PetSmart
: PetSmart, Inc.
(NASDAQ: PETM) is the largest specialty pet retailer of services and solutions for the lifetime needs of pets. The company employs approximately 50,000 associates and operates more than 1,210 pet stores in the United States, Canada and Puerto Rico, over 189 in-store PetSmart® PetsHotel®
dog and cat boarding facilities and is a leading online provider of pet supplies and pet care information (http://www.petsmart.com
). PetSmart provides a broad range of competitively priced pet food and pet products; and offers dog training
, pet grooming
, pet boarding, PetSmart Doggie Day Camp
SM day care services and pet adoption services. Since 1994, PetSmart Charities, Inc
., an independent 501(c)(3) non-profit animal welfare organization and the largest funder of animal welfare efforts in North America, has provided more than $134 million in grants and programs benefiting animal welfare organizations. Through its in-store pet adoption partnership with PetSmart Charities®, PetSmart has helped save the lives of more than 4.7 million pets.
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EXACTLY HOW SUPERIOR IRON MAN WILL CHANGE DAREDEVIL… FOREVER?10/20/14 @ 5:23 pm EST
Next year, Bleeding Cool reports we can expect a new comic book about Vikings. The creative team will be Ben Templesmith and Shane Pierce.
No other details were available.
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DC COMICS SPOIL ROBIN REVEAL THREE MONTHS EARLY10/20/14 @ 5:09 pm EST
source tells Bleeding Cool
that in the first arc of Superior Iron Man,
Matt Murdoch is going to get his sight back and will no longer be blind. Whether he wants it or not.
Seems Tony is out to change the world and Matt’s going to need a whole new library…
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MARVEL SUPERHERO BATTLE PITS DISNEY AGAINST FOX AND SONY10/20/14 @ 4:50 pm EST
It seems that in December, Batman, Bruce Wayne will be successful in restoring his dead son Damian Wayne to life, and as of January, he will be Robin again.
The cover to Batman & Robin #38,
from the creative team of Peter Tomasi and Pat Gleason & Mick Gray, shows what looks like Damian Wayne, standing triumphantly, very much alive, and wearing the Robin costume.
In fact, it sure looks like those bullets are bouncing off his chest, which certainly throws another wrench into the reveal.
Well, Tomasi decided to take matters into his own hands when he realized that DC Comics would be spoiling the big Robin Rises reveal in their solicitations today. Instead of letting them do it, he took to Twitter to reveal the cover of Batman & Robin #38,
hitting stores in January 2015, and revealing the new Robin.
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HOUSE OF IDEAS TEASES WITH HOUSE OF M10/20/14 @ 3:45 pm EST
Marvel superheroes are a powerful force in the movie universe, but it's going to take a huge plot twist to get them all fighting on the same side.When Disney bought Marvel Entertainment for $4 billion back in 2009, it secured the rights to Marvel's entire comic-book universe including Captain America, Spider-Man, The X-Men, Thor, Iron Man, The Fantastic Four and The Hulk. It just didn't get the right to put all of them on screen, and it's still a little bitter about it half a decade later.
Sony still holds the film rights to Spider-Man and all the villains, sidekicks and other characters created specifically for his books. The folks at 21st Century Fox hold similar rights to both the X-Men and Fantastic Four. Neither Disney nor Marvel are happy about that situation and, recently, issued an edict to Marvel's writers not to develop anything new for the Marvel properties owned by Fox.
Also, it looks as if the Fantastic Four themselves are getting the ax, as Bleeding Cool reports that the upcoming Fantastic Four: The End is Fourever storyline could be the group's last once it wraps up in early 2015. With the FF franchise making $620 million worldwide from two films released since 2005 and with the newest installment releasing in August, cutting off the franchise's ability to generate cash from anything other than the films themselves is no small deal.
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DYNAMITE SIGNS LICENSING DEAL WITH ARCANE WONDERS, ANNOUNCES FIRST-EVER MAGE WARS PROSE NOVEL FOR JANUARY 2014 RELEASE10/20/14 @ 3:41 pm EST
Another Marvel teaser featuring another big event of the past. Gonna be a BIG if apparently familiar summer!
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A NEW DIRECTION FOR GOD IS DEAD #2510/18/14 @ 8:12 pm EST
Dynamite Entertainment is proud to announce a new licensing agreement with Arcane Wonders for multiple product categories based on Mage Wars
, the bestselling and critically acclaimed tabletop fantasy game. Dynamite will debut their firstMage Wars
project in January 2015, an original prose novel subtitled Nature of the Beast
. Written by Will McDermott, Mage Wars: Nature of the Beast
is the first official prose story set within the expansive world of the game. Following the January print and digital launch, Dynamite plans to expand the line into comic books, graphic novels, additional prose novels, prints, lithographs, and an art book. Mage Wars
is the customizable strategy game of dueling mages. Players take on the role of powerful mages, stepping into an arena to battle for supremacy. A unique genre-breaking concept, Mage Wars
combines the best elements of customizable card games and tactical miniature games. Players can choose from multiple mages like the Wizard, Warlock, Beastmaster, Priestess, or many others, each with their own unique strategies and style of play. The game is fast-paced and exciting, with challenging decisions every turn. Since its debut in 2012, the game achieved critical success and has accrued dozens of industry accolades. Tom Vasel of Dice Tower, a leading podcaster and reviewer in the gaming community, ranked Mage Wars
as the Second Best Game of All Time in his "Top 100 Games of All Time" list.
"We are truly honored and excited to be working with Dynamite. To partner up with such a professional team to bring Mage Wars
and the world of Etheria to our fans is a dream come true," cheers Bryan Pope, President of Arcane Wonders. "We have worked so hard to develop each of these characters and this universe and look forward to this partnership to share our vision with our fans."
"Since its launch, the Mage Wars
game has been celebrated by critics and fans alike, a true sensation in the gaming world," says Nick Barrucci, the CEO and Publisher of Dynamite Entertainment. "It's a great privilege and honor to sign with Arcane Wonders, a true innovator in game design. They've created a fantastic universe to explore, and we're proud to work hand-in-hand with their staff in building upon that expansive landscape with new creative content."
The first novel, Mage Wars: Nature of the Beast
, takes place in the world of Etheria, and follows an unlikely cast of characters refreshingly removed from the trappings of traditional fantasy adventure. "Nature of the Beast
is not your average Hero's Journey tale" says author Will McDermott. "This is the story about the other guys -- the loners and the outcasts, the guards and the stewards, the folks who normally stay behind when the adventure starts -- the forgotten characters. It is a journey not toward the light, but into the darkness, both literal and figurative, where these characters must face their foibles and fears, their painful pasts and their lonely lives. It is a story about how true heroes are born, not through trial by fire, but by forging friendships that help them discover their own inner strength."
Author Will McDermott has worked in the gaming industry since 1997, when he became Senior Editor of Duelist Magazine
at Wizards of the Coast. While at Wizards, he helped publish thirty-seven magazines, and wrote five strategy guides for trading-card games. After leaving Wizards of the Coast, he became a freelance writer. Over the next five years, he published two Magic: The Gathering
novels, three Necromunda
novels (set in the Warhammer 30K
universe), and numerous short stories. In 2006, McDermott joined the writing staff at ArenaNet and began working on Guild Wars
. He wrote character dialogue for Guild Wars: Nightfall
, Guild Wars: Eye of the North
, and Guild Wars 2
. He also shepherded the first two Guild Wars
novels (Ghosts of Ascalon
by Matt Forbeck and Jeff Grubb, and Edge of Destiny
by J. Robert King) from conception to publication. Since departing ArenaNet in 2010, McDermott worked with Nintendo in game development and returned to freelance writing.
The development of the Mage Wars: Nature of the Beast
novel follows upon Dynamite's success in prose publishing with such titles as Seal Team Six
(which has sold over 140,000 copies across its nine volumes) and Prince Dracula
. Upon its release in January 2015, the prose novel will be available in print at fine bookstores and hobby specialty shops everywhere, and digitally for consumer purchase through Amazon, Kindle, iTunes, Kobo, and Google Play.
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MAX BROOKS ANNOUNCES EXTINCTION PARADE FREE FOR HALLOWEEN COMIC FEST10/18/14 @ 8:09 pm EST
Jonathan Hickman’s God is Dead universe has been through the proverbial fire. The population of the once recognizable world has endured the Second Coming, the return of the pantheons of old, the release of the Titans, and even the resurrection of Jesus. It is hard to imagithat anything else could shake those stalwart mortals that continue to survive in the wake of godly powers fighting over the remnants of the world.
But Mike Costa has more in store for these wretched souls. God is Dead #25 marks the beginning of a brand new direction for the series in a super-sized jump-on arc. The Titans have returned to the world and though the
balance of life and death has been restored, are there any who can stand against these giant monsters? Welcome to old school Kaiju monsters as leviathan sized ancients attempt to claim the earth for their own.
If you have not tried God is Dead, stop by your local comic shop and ask the retailer to reserve a copy of this new chapter for you.
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TOM HARDY EYED FOR 'APOCALYPSE' ROLE IN X-MEN: APOCALYPSE10/18/14 @ 8:00 pm EST
New York Times bestselling author and noted zombie scribe, Max Brooks, has spent the last decade educating fans and zombie fanatics on the best ways to survive an undead uprising. His lectures are always sold out and standing room only as thousands of followers soak up his savvy and often humor filled anecdotes on fighting back against the walking dead.
On Monday October 20th he will take to the airwaves across the US to let road weary commuters know that they can get a free copy of Extinction Parade #1 in participating comic shops for Halloween Comic Fest. Saturday October 25th is the day that comic book proprietors will be having parties in their stores celebrating the season and giving away a diverse selection of free comics to fans that participate. Extinction Parade #1 is one of the free comics and introduces fans to Max Brooks’ unique zombies vs. vampires world with the full first issue of the series.
Extinction Parade is also collected as a Trade Paperback available now from comic shops and online from Amazon. The second chapter of this horrifying series, called Extinction Parade: War, is also available in single issue comic format.Make sure you listen to your local morning drive stations to catch Max Brooks this Monday and be sure to visit your local comic shop on October 25th for Halloween Comic Fest!
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CONFIRMATION THAT JENA MALONE WILL PLAY THE CARRIE KELLEY VERSION OF ROBIN IN BATMAN VS. SUPERMAN10/18/14 @ 7:32 pm EST
Bryan Singer is back on board X-Men: Apocalypse
, and now it seems the first name has emerged for who he wants to play the titular villain.
It's a man familiar with playing comic book bad guys in fact; The Dark Knight Rises
' Tom Hardy.
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Kirk Montgomer has been reporting for station WULX10
in Michigan regarding the shoot for Batman Vs Superman, telling us about a planned shoot with Lex Luthor and Bruce Wayne having a fist fight at a party scene, including military intervention.ut he does also confirm that Jena Malone
will play Robin, which does seem to confirm the Carrie Kelley version of the character as appeared in Frank Miller
and Klaus Janson
‘s The Dark Knight Returns