PRAISE FOR LATEST ISSUE OF THE BOYS!04/04/12 @ 2:55 pm EST
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The Boys" #65
DAREDEVIL STREET KING ENERGY EDITION TO BE JOINED BY PUNISHER09/21/14 @ 3:45 pm EST
gets us straight into the action after Butcher stormed off to face the Homelander in last month's cliffhanger. This storm has built over 64 issues and the wait was worth it. Garth Ennis decides to throw a curve ball into the monumental moment that is either genius or completely ridiculous depending on whether you wanted this book to live up to its farce foundation or were hoping for something more serious. When you take into account all the things that have come before, this bloody denouement is the climax the central animosity deserves.
While the concept of the introduction of a third party in this issue makes for interesting retroactive knowledge, the characterization is mostly distracting and downright silly. It's a great idea that reads well on the first pass but loses fidelity with inspection and any desire to find deep understanding. From here, the madness descends and readers will be given the violence and grand ideas they crave from this title. It's a shame it comes at a cost to the seriousness of the book and possibly even the showdown.
"The Boys" #65 takes the showdown through all its stages right here. Nothing is decompressed. The manner it plays out is gonzo wacky but the greatest part is Butcher's reaction to every little moment. He's a smart man who…. For the full review visit CBR
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HOWARD, A BRITISH INVASION HITS MALTA COMIC CON 201409/21/14 @ 3:24 pm EST
Bleeding Cool reported a couple of weeks ago that retailers would be receiving, one per store, an edition of an upcoming issue of Daredevil with a Daredevil-branded bottle of the energy drink SK Energy taking over the whole cover.
Well, it looks like they may have another variety, as a version of Punisher #11 will also be sent out , one per store, to retailers, the week of New York Comic Con. Can we expect similarly branded bottles to accompany the Daredevil version?
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ROB HOOD TAKES THE OFFENSIVE IN SHERWOOD, TX09/21/14 @ 3:15 pm EST
Wicked Comics is proud to announce that creator owned comics king Jason Howard (The Astounding Wolf-Man), legendary editor, writer and letterer Richard Starkings (Elephantmen), creator and Grand Wizard Tim Perkins (Worlds End Vol 1 – The Riders on the Storm) as well as fan favourite creator and comic activist Sean Azzopardi (Necessary Monsters) will be joining Yishan Li,Rufus Dayglo, Andrew Wildman, Guillermo Ortego, Steve Scott, Mickey Lam, Mike Collins,Cliodhna, Dave Taylor, Christian Ward, John-Paul Kamath, Michael Dialynas, Lew Stringer, Daniela “Iella” Attard, Mario Alberti, Gabriel Hernandez Walta, Gordon Rennie and Emma Beeby as guests for the Malta Comic Con (MCC) 2014 which will be held on Saturday 29th and Sunday 30thNovember at St. James Cavalier (all floors), Valletta, between 10am – 6pm on Saturday and 11am – 7pm on Sunday.
“I met Jason Howard during New York Comic Con 2012 and he’s a great guy on top of an excellent creator. We’re delighted that he has accepted our invitation and are certain that he’ll fit in well with the family spirit prevalent at the Malta Comic Con. Richard Starkings influence on the industry is such that any convention organiser would be delighted to have him on his guest list. Consequently, we’re excited to welcome him to Malta and look forward to his contribution towards our show. Tim Perkins and Sean Azzopardi were amongst the guests present at the first Malta Comic Convention. They believed in us from the off-set and in addition to their presence in each successive show they continue to provide invaluable input to help us develop further the Maltese comic scene and our convention. Simply put the Malta Comic Con wouldn’t be the same without them. The presence of these fine creators as well as that of the other guests has us all enthusiastically looking forward to the Malta Comic Con 2014 and we would like to take this opportunity to thank them for their participation and look forward to hosting them here,” said Chris Le Galle, co-founder of Wicked Comics.
Jason Howard is a comic book artist best known for his creator owned work. He had long runs as the artist of the Image comics series Super Dinosaur and The Astounding Wolf-Man, both with co-creator and writer Robert Kirkman. He also wrote and drew half of the cult hit comic Sea Bear and Grizzly Shark. In 2013 Jason collaborated with Warren Ellis on the webcomic Scatterlands. In May of 2014 the duo launched their new comic book collaboration; Trees. Trees is a science fiction series from Image comics that focuses on the quiet aftermath of an alien invasion.
Richard Starkings is a British font designer and comic book letterer, editor and writer. He broke into the industry lettering for 2000AD’s Future Shocks and a variety of strips in Warrior magazine. He then moved to Marvel UK where he later held the post of editor. In 1992 he founded Comicraft; a studio offering “Unique Design and Fine Lettering” and one which provides lettering services for virtually all the major publishers. Comicraft also sells Font designs as software applications through their Active Images company. Starkings created a character called Hip Flask an anthropomorphic hippopotamus which he used to promote Font Designs although later a number of one-shot comics featuring this character have also been published by Active Images. In 2006 Image Comics launched an on-going series titled Elephantmen as a prequel to Hip Flask. Elephantmen is written by Starkings and features the work of a variety of illustrators.
Tim Perkins is an award winning comic illustrator and writer and now graphic novelist based in England and has worked for over 30 years on comics as diverse as Dark Dominion, Transformers, Thundercats, Doctor Who, Judge Dredd, Dreamstone, Earthworm Jim, And Hot Wheels for such illustrious giants as Marvel, DC, 2000AD, Defiant, and Tekno, amongst a great many others.
He also works as a concept artist, designer and writer in the worlds of themed rides and attractions and animation, as well as lecturing about comics, storytelling and creativity. He is also founder and lecturer on the Fantasy Art Unlimited art course and is company director of Wizards Keep Publishing, the publishing imprint of Wizards Keep Limited.
His “Science Fusion” graphic novel Worlds End – Volume 1 – The Risers on the Storm is the first major publication from the company. He is currently producing the artwork for the second volume, Worlds End – Volume 2 – A Hard Reign’s Gonna Fall. Artwork from this second volume will be on show at this year's convention along with the hard backed copies of the first volume, the Worlds End Colouring & Storybook and a NEW Volume 2 Ashcan, containing some surprises for Maltese fans for sale. Tim also promises some Top-Secret new surprises for this 2014 convention.
Sean Azzopardi is a London-based cartoonist who has created and self published comics for eleven years. During this time he attended a variety of comics related events, both locally and internationally. This year has seen Sean in France (Angouleme) and Malta (MCC). He has also been involved with collectives and was a founding member of London Underground Comics, and organised exhibitions with the Crouch End Festival. Sean has produced many mini comics and books for his Phatcomics imprint, including acclaimed titles such as Ed, Twelve Hour Shift and Dark Matters. Away from self published titles he has just completed volume two of Necessary Monsters (First comics) and has drawn a back up strip for indy smash Phonogram (Image). He has also contributed to numerous anthologies and magazines, most recently the current Off Life and Ink + Paper.
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‘MAZE RUNNER’ LEADS BOX OFFICE REVIVAL09/21/14 @ 2:55 pm EST
It's time to go on the offensive!
From 12 Guage: Rob Hood and the Jesters hatch a plan to rob John Prince and free the kidnapped Mexican girls he and the Nobles have forced into their sex-slave business.
Meanwhile, Maria puts her life on the line for Hood, doing everything she can to bring justice to the men who murdered his father. SHERWOOD, TX #3 (of 5) Written By: Shane Berryhill Artist: Daniel Hillyard Colors: Charlie Kirchoff Cover: Andrew Robinson Price: $3.99
24 pages On-Sale: 9/24
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MARVEL SUPERHEROES, VILLAINS TAKE SAME STAGE IN TOUR SHOWING09/21/14 @ 2:45 pm EST
The teenage dystopian drama The Maze Runner topped the weekend box office with a $32.5 million bow, easily eclipsing fellow newcomers A Walk Among the Tombstones, and This Is Where I Leave You. Together the troika of new arrivals pushed the total of the top twelve films to a 25% gain over the same frame last year when the drama Prisoners opened with $20.8 million. Debuting in 602 theaters Kevin Smith’s horror film Tusks could muster only $886,000 and debuted at #14.
The latest in a burgeoning series of teen dystopian dramas, The Maze Runner differs from its predecessors in that its hero is a boy, one of a group of teen boys stranded on island in the center of a giant maze. While The Maze Runner’s $32.5 million bow is a solid start for the $30 million film (MGM immediately announced a date for a sequel), it pales in comparison to the March opening of Divergent ($54.6 million) starring Shailene Woodley, to say nothing of the mammoth bows of The Hunger Games films ($152 million and $158 million). Obviously the teen dystopian genre is predisposed to favor female leads, and even in The Maze Runner, which has only one key female role, females made up 52% of the debut weekend audience.
Kevin Smith’s horror film Tusks, which opened in 602 theaters, could muster only $886,000 for a very poor $1,472 per venue average. This poor showing will only accelerate the trend of B-budget modern horror films going directly to VOD (and disc). With a nearly non-existent marketing campaign, the fate of Tusks was probably to be expected, but it is unfortunate nonetheless.
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BATMAN WORLD RECORD REACHED IN CALGARY09/21/14 @ 2:12 pm EST
In 1939, a Brooklyn comic artist started a company that has since dominated print, TV and the big screen.
This summer, Martin Goodman’s Marvel Comics was elevated to another form – a live-action tour: Marvel Universe Live!
The show features heroes and villains from the Spider-Man, X-Men, Captain America, Thor
and Iron Man
The Asgardian God of Thunder, Thor, shatters the Cosmic Cube, “the source of ultimate power,” and scatters its pieces across the world.
That doesn’t stop Thor’s devious brother, Loki, from trying to own the cube’s powers.
Now, Thor, Iron Man, Captain America, the Incredible Hulk, Spider-Man and Wolverine must track down the pieces before Loki does.
Along the way, they run into a few obstacles – their arch-enemies!
Marvel Universe Live! will be hitting 85 cities across the country.
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HEROES RUN FOR THE CHILDREN IN LEXINGTON TODAY09/20/14 @ 9:34 pm EST
Hundreds of Nexen Energy employees dressed as Batman gathered in downtown Calgary, Alberta, Canada, as they set a Guinness World Record for most people masquerading as the Caped Crusader.
Nexen carried out the effort as a way to kick off its 2014 United Way campaign, which has the theme, "From Suits to Superheroes."
The world record was officially set when 542 persons dressed as the Dark Knight participated.
And it isn't the first time that Nexen has set a Guinness World Record, In 2011, employees with the oil and gas company set the record for biggest gathering of people dressed as Superman, with 437 people in attendance.
World's Finest, eh?
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THIS WEEKEND AT THE ROSE CITY COMIC CON IN PORTLAND09/20/14 @ 9:17 pm EST
The CASA Superhero Run is held annually in Lexington, KY, and is a key fundraiser in the fight against child abuse. Every child needs a hero, and plenty were in Lexington Saturday morning, Sept. 20, 2014. Congratulations to Josh Nadzam (Batman), who was first across the 5K Finish Line today.
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WRITER’S COMMENTARY – STEVEN GRANT ON JENNIFER BLOOD: BORN AGAIN #209/20/14 @ 8:21 pm EST
In its third year of existence, it might seem as if the Rose City Comic Con, ongoing in Portland, Oregon, this weekend, is settling down. Not so!
The event debuted in 2012 on a shoestring budget and impressive attendance figures. The next year, Seattle's Emerald City Comicon signed on as co-presenter and the convention's floor space quadrupled with a move to the Portland Convention Center.
Last night, Friday, saw a film screening onsite of The Goonies, with star Sean Astin in attendance. Austin himself interduced the film and after it was completed held a Q&A for steadfast Goonies fans.
Today (Saturday) and on Sunday, fanboys can get autographs from such celebrities as Dirk Benedict (the original "Battlestar Galactica") and Michael Biehn ("The Terminator").
One advantage Rose City has among conventions is the ability to draw on the vast reserve of local talent. To name just a few, writers Brian Michael Bendis, Kelly Sue DeConnick, Matt Fraction, Jeff Parker, Chris Sebela, David Walker (who was just announced the author of a new Dynamite Comics series based on the character Shaft) and Oregonian contributor Jamie S. Rich are in attendance.
So are artists Michael Avon Oeming and David Marquez.
Local publishers Dark Horse Comics, Oni Press and Periscope Studios are, as will many of Portland's fine local comic book shops.
Fans Friday said they were most excited about artist Tony Moore, co-creator and artist for The Walking Dead, and uber-geek Wil Wheaton, who will be attending Rose City for the first time.
The comic con continues through Sunday.
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